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.

Well, the June contest is over. There was a lot of activity despite the fact that the propagation gods were not particularly generous this time. Nevertheless, there was enough sporadic E out there to allow some competitors to build decent scores. Remember, the deadline for sending in logs is July 15th.

Now the CQ World Wide VHF Contest is almost upon us. Check out the announcement below.

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.

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.

The 2015 CQ World Wide VHF Contest

Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, July 18 and ends 2100 UTC Sunday, July 19. Exchange grid squares. Operation is on the 50 MHz and 144 MHz bands only. You can view the contest rules by clicking on the blue contest announcement line above. The official web site covers topics contest competitors should be mindful of and also provides a link to the contest rules.

All submissions must be emailed to by August 2, 2015.