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.

Results of the 2015 June VHF Contest mentioned that, "Logs from Alaska doubled to four Kevin, KL7KY; Ed, KL7UW; Dale, KL7XJ, and Ron, KL7YK." This is great to see. All are encouraged to participate at least a little bit in every contest and send their logs in. Not everyone can win, but all participants are winners. The 2016 ARRL January VHF Contest is announced below. It'll be upon us before you know it. Plan on taking part.

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 2016 ARRL January VHF Contest

Begins 1900 UTC Saturday, ends 0359 UTC Monday (January 30-February 1, 2016). Exchange grid squares. You can view the contest rules by clicking on the blue contest announcement line above.

Don't forget to include the line "CLUB: Alaska VHF-Up Group" in your cabrillo file.

All submissions must be postmarked or emailed to no later than 0359 UTC, Wednesday, March 2, 2016.