Araucaria VHF Contest 2m - 6m



VHF contest calendar 2016
NAMEDATE
confirmed through spring Araucaria VHF Contest
WASH 2m Simplex Contest
southwest PA
Saturday, January 16 (7 PM - 11 PM EST)
ARRL January VHF ContestSaturday, January 30 (1900 UTC) - Monday Feb 01 (0359 UTC)
spring 2m SprintMonday, April 11 (7 PM - 11 PM local)
spring 222 SprintTuesday, April 19 (7 PM - 11 PM local)
spring 432 SprintWednesday, April 27 (7 PM - 11 PM local)
SBMS 2.3 GHz and up Contest24 hrs total Sat, April 30 (6 AM local) - Sun, May 01 (11:59 PM local)
fall (southern hemisphere)
Araucaria VHF Contest

Portugese
Spanish
Saturday, 07 May (0000 UTC) - Sunday, 08 May (1600 UTC)
contact: py5vc73@gevaerd.org (remove 73)
spring Microwave SprintSaturday, May 07 (8 AM - 2 PM local)
spring 6m sprintSaturday, May 14 (2300 UTC) - Sunday, May 15 (0300 UTC)
ARRL June VHF Contest Saturday, June 11 (1800 UTC) - Monday, June 13 (0259 UTC)
SMIRK 6m ContestSaturday, June 18 (0000 UTC) - Sunday, June 19 (2400 UTC)
CQ Worldwide VHF ContestSaturday, July 16 (1800 UTC) - Sunday, July 17 (2100 UTC)
ARRL UHF Contest
cancelled by ARRL
reactivated by individuals
Saturday, August 6 (1800 UTC) - Sunday, August 7 (1800 UTC)
online help desk: uhfcontest-help@gmail.com (remove hyphen)
fall 6m SprintSaturday, August 13 (2300 UTC) - Sunday, August 14 (0300 UTC)
ARRL September VHF ContestSat. September 10 (1800 UTC) - Mon. September 12 (0259 UTC)
fall 2m SprintMonday, September 19 (7 PM - 11 PM local)
fall 222 SprintTuesday, September 27 (7 PM - 11 PM local)
fall 432 SprintWednesday, October 05 (7 PM - 11 PM local)
fall microwave Sprint
(903 MHz and above)
Saturday, October 08 (8 AM - 2 PM local)
PA QSO PartySaturday, October 08 (1600 UTC) - Sunday, October 09 (0500 UTC)
Sunday, October 09 (1300 UTC - 2200 UTC)
NY State QSO PartySaturday, October 15 (1400 UTC) - Sunday, October 16 (0200 UTC)
spring (southern hemisphere)
Araucaria VHF Contest

Portugese
Spanish
Saturday, 29 October (0000 UTC) - Sunday, 30 October (1600 UTC)
contact: py5vc73@gevaerd.org (remove 73)
UK 6m Group Winter ContestThursday, December 01, 2016 (0000 UTC) -
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 (2400 UTC)
RAC Canada Winter ContestSaturday, December 17 (0000Z-2359Z)
2017 ARRL January VHF ContestSaturday, January 21 (1900 UTC) - Mon. January 23 (0359 UTC)





2m SSB / digital / AM activity groups and nets
NAMETIMEFREQ
The 205 Morning Group8 AM Eastern daily144.205 northeast US
and southern Canada
net control: KA1ZE/3 FN01xt
Mid South 2m SSB NetSaturday 6 PM Central144.255 (+/- if QRM) EM55
Beam Spinners8 AM local daily144.200
Sun         WA7KYM DN71
Mon-Wed/Sat KGOR  DM79
Fri         KOJ   DN70
Northern Lights Radio SocietySunday 9 PM CST144.260
net control KAPQW EN33iu
Lowcountry DigitalSunday 8:30 PM Eastern
Wednesday 8 PM Eastern
145.700
net control KH6TY FM02
Western States Weak Signal SocietySunday 5:30 Pacific144.200
K6TSK DM03
N8DEZ DM04
Pacific Northwest VHF SocietySunday 8 AM local
Tuesday 8 PM local
144.240
East Coast VHF SocietySunday 10:30 AM Eastern144.250
net control K2SMN FN20
St. PeteSunday 8:15 PM Eastern144.210 vert or horiz
WA4GCH EL87
Roadrunners Microwave GroupSunday 9 PM Central144.150
net control K5LLL EM10kf
Packrats8 PM Eastern144.150
net control N3ITT FN20
NPBMonday 8 PM Central144.250
net control NPB EM39
Florida SSBMonday 7 PM Eastern144.210
net control WA4JWU EL98
Rocky Mountain VHFMonday 8 PM local144.220
net control WEDW DN70
            KMLM DN70
Upper Rio GrandeMonday 8 PM local144.250
net control NM5F DM65
Guelph (Ontario)Monday 9 PM Eastern
Wednesday 9 PM Eastern
144.245
net control VE3XTM EN93un
San DiegoTuesday 7 PM local144.230
net control W6IPT DM13
Mud ToadsTuesday 8:30 PM local144.175
net control N4RZP FM17uv
W5VHFMonday 8 PM Local144.190
net control KD5ZVE EM26
            K5SW   EM25
North GAMonday 8 PM Eastern144.210
net control W4TMW EM84
Quebec (currently on hold)Tuesday 8 PM Eastern144.240
net control VE2JWH FN35
            VE2DC  FN35
QuebecThursday 8 PM Eastern144.240
net control Quebec City FN46
QuebecThursday 8 PM Eastern144.250
net control Montreal FN35
in French, vertical polarization
Quebec activity night round tableFriday 8 PM Eastern144.240
net control Montreal FN35
French and English,
vertical and horizontal polariz.
AM NostalgiaTuesday 7 PM Central144.950
net control KC9CUK EN52
Deep South Texas SWOTTuesday 9 PM Central144.250
net control N5SSH EL07go
The 144.240 NetWednesday 8 PM CDT
(7 PM CST)
144.240
net control WB9LYH EN54cl
The 144.252 NetMonday 8:30 PM Eastern144.252
net control K8TQK EM89je
North Texax SWOTWednesday 9 PM Central144.250
net control W5FKN EM13
SWOT netThursday 8 PM Central144.250
net control K5YG EM50
OK SWOTThursday 8 PM Central144.250
net control KD5ZVE EM26
SE Ohio SWOTThursday 8 PM Eastern144.250
net control AB8XG  EM89
            KD8DJE EM89
Q5 netThursday 7 PM Central144.220
net control N9JBW EN61
Northeast Weak Signal netThursday 8:30 PM Eastern144.250
net control W1COT FN31
Atlantic SSBFriday 8:30 PM Eastern144.240
net control WB4IXU EM86
Chicago-OhioFriday 7 PM Central144.215
net control KD8IME EN71
ChesapeakeSaturday 9:30 PM Eastern144.205
net control W3BFC FM18



WEAK SIGNAL ACTIVITY GROUPS AND NETS FOR THE HIGHER BANDS:


222
Packrats            Monday 8:30PM Eastern  222.125  net control KB1JEY FN20
EN82, 91, EM89      Tuesday 8PM-10PM       222.100  check on ON4KST chat
Upper Rio Grande    Tuesday 8PM Local      222.150  KC5EFM DM65
Rocky Mountain VHF  Tuesday 8PM Local      222.100  DN70/DM78 area
W5LUA trying to promote Tuesday 222 ACTIVITY NIGHT. "I generally just look towards Austin, then west,
then north, and then finish down towards Houston and Louisiana. Starting at 7PM. Usually done by 8 PM.
Also look for Al and Dan WB5AFY daily 222.100 7:30 AM checking morning conditions."


432
N4PZ                         Monday 8PM Central        432.100  net control N4PZ EN52
                                                       beams move east 8:45 PM Eastern
East Coast 70 cm Net         Wednesday 9PM Eastern     432.090  net control W4DEX EM95tg
                                                                            W4VHH EM95um
                                                                            W4NUS EM95od
Packrats                     Monday 9 PM Eastern       432.110  net control WB2RVX FM29
Rocky Mountain VHF           Wednesday 8 PM local      432.100  DN70/DM78 area
Upper Rio Grande             Wednesday 8 PM            432.150  NM5F DM65
Florida Weak Signal Society  Thursday 8:30 PM Eastern  432.090
70cmers                      Thursday 7 PM Pacific     432.120  net control WO1S DM13
WB4IXU                       Friday 9:30 PM Eastern    432.110  net control WB4IXU EM86
Guelph SSB                   Friday 9 PM Eastern       432.210  net control VE3XTM EN93
Morning activity in the southeastern US is on 432.095.

903
Packrats          Monday 10 PM Eastern    903.100  net control WA3SRU FN20
Upper Rio Grande  Wednesday 7:30PM local  902.150  net control W7QQ DM65

1296
Pacific Northwest VHF Society  Sunday 0900 Pacifc  1296.100  net control WB7BST CN87
Packrats                       Monday 9:30 PM Eastern  1296.100  net control K3TUF FN10we
                                                                 Phil will run all
                                                                 microwave bands

10 GHz
Colorado Activity Group  Sunday 8 PM  10368.100  contact NSP at
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