Alaska VHF-Up Group Contest Page

Conducted by Paul Kiesel, K7CW / VE7IB, Trustee at KL7FF
Contest Chairman of the Alaska VHF-Up Group


Welcome to the Alaska VHF-Up Group Contest Page. We've created this page to serve functions of VHF contesting resource lookup and as announcement place for upcoming contest events. Resources are listed on the left side of the page. Please note that we encourage that contest logs be submitted using the cabrillo format, though many contests still allow submission of paper logs. Many logging and contest softwares provide a means for creating a cabrillo file. For those desiring a method of constructing a stand-alone cabrillo file, a source of applets for that purpose can be found by clicking on "Cabrillo Applets" in the left margin. If you need help creating a cabrillo file or have any contest-related question, please don't hesitate to ask me. Since many of our club's members reside in states other than Alaska, their contest scores cannot be contributed towards the AVG score in ARRL club competions unless those stations are operated while visiting Alaska during the contest.

In early 2014 and very recently, the ARRL Board of directors decided to make some changes to rules of the ARRL VHF contests. Most of the changes that have been made are about the use of assistance. Some of the changes, but not all, appear in the rules for the January, 2015 ARRL VHF Contest. The other changes will appear in the rules for the June, 2015 ARRL VHF Contest. A very good summary of the changes has been made by Wayne Overbeck, N6NB. You can read it here.

Contest Countdown
(Southeastern VHF Society page, right column)

Cabrillo Applets
Select the contest you are entering.

General Rules for ARRL Contests Above 50 MHz

General Rules for All ARRL contests

Upcoming Contests

(Click on each contest announcement name to go to the sponsoring organization's contest announcement and rules)

The 2015 ARRL June VHF Contest

Begins 1800 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday (June 13-15, 2015). Exchange grid squares. You can view the contest rules by clicking on the blue contest announcement line above. Note: New rules regarding assistance have been put into place. Check the above paragraph in green font and contest rules for details.

All submissions must be emailed to or postmarked no later than 0300 UTC Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Paper logs should be mailed to June VHF QSO Party, ARRL Contest Branch, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111.