ARRL June VHF Contest This Weekend

Here is a contest that’s open to all radio amateurs, regardless of license level!  If you’ve never had a chance to participate in a contest because you’re a Technician or because you don’t have space for HF equipment at your QTH, this weekend’s VHF contest is your chance to try your hand at contesting.  According to the ARRL website, the objective of the contest is:

To work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees by 1 degree grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only.

It’s kinda like WAS on steroids since there are far more grid squares than states and because of the challenges of VHF operation over long distances.  For those of you looking for your next challenge, this might just be it!  Warm up your 2m SSB transceiver and get ready to go!  Heck, if you want to take a road trip, operate in the “Rover” category and hit as many VHF/UHF FM stations from your mobile radio as you can.

This contest runs from 1800 UTC on Saturday, June 13 through 0300 on Monday, June 15.  You can read the official rules and get additional information here.

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