As mentioned below in other Jan. 9th posts here at kc9bqa.com, the ARRL January VHF Contest is on Jan. 21-22. Rules link is here: http://www.arrl.org/january-vhf Make plans now to get on and tell all your ham friends and clubs.
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 January VHF contest plans. Before I pass the link along (with W0UC’s permission) a few guidelines. Please read these.
1) I (KC9BQA) know little about Google spreadsheets. 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://tinyurl.com/VHFss2017
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.