Post Your ARRL June VHF Contest Plans Here (Link is in Item #5 Below)

11:45am Wed

The ARRL June VHF Contest is in 2 weekends.  It starts at 1800 UTC time (1pm central) on Sat., June 11th and runs 33 hours until 0300 UTC time on Monday (which is 10pm central Sunday night)    All bands from 50 MHz on up into the microwaves are in play.  The June contest has evolved over the last 5-10 years into the biggest VHF contest of the year.   6 meters is often open for long stretches of the June contest and I can remember working over 100 grid squares in a single contest.  Lots of fun.
Other big VHF contests are in July and September and January.   Here’s the link to the ARRL rules and info page for the June VHF:  http://www.arrl.org/june-vhf

Plus DON’T FORGET there WILL be an August UHF contest this year.  I covered this back in April, go here for full info http://kc9bqa.com/?p=8600 and make sure to talk this up in all directions.

Talk up the contest June 11-12 and help get more signals on the air.  Refer hams to this blog, if they need more info.

Like he has for years now, W0UC Paul in EN44 has created a Google spreadsheet where those of us in the Midwest/Great Lakes can post our June VHF contest plans.  Before I pass the link along (with W0UC’s permission) a few guidelines.  Please read these.
1)  I know nothing about a Google spreadsheet.  I’m just the messenger.
2)  Notice on the lower left that there are tabs for both fixed stations and rovers.
3)  Even if you’re part-time or you don’t know exactly when you can be on, post your general intentions anyway.  This is fun, not a legally binding contract.  :)
4)  We kindly ask that with this sheet, the emphasis remains on WI and nearby states.  We’re NOT trying to create a nationwide sheet.  If you are more than say 300-400 miles from WI, considering doing something similar for your own area.  It would be a big boost to V/UHF contesting if there were similar listings for other parts of the USA and Canada.
5)  Please spread the word among your V/UHF buddies in WI and nearby states to list your ARRL June VHF Contest plans here:   http://www.tinyurl.com/JuneVHF2016
6)  Because this is an interactive spreadsheet, remember to check back from time-to-time and view updated plans from both fixed stations and rovers.

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