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Alaska VHF-Up Group Contest Page

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

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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 competitions.


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 2018 ARRL September VHF Contest

Starts at 1800 UTC Saturday, September 8, 2018 and ends at 0259 UTC Monday, September 10, 2018. Exchange grid squares. All amateur frequencies 50 MHz and above. You can view the contest rules by clicking on the blue contest announcement line above.

Log submission deadline is now 10 days after the event. Online log submissions are now to be uploaded via the online web app service at https://contest-log-submission.arrl.org. Don't forget to include the club's name on a CLUB line in the cabrillo file.
Example: "CLUB: ALASKA VHF-UP GROUP"


(Note: The ARRL announcement mentions that either RY or PH may be used as the MODE indicator for digital contacts. RY has been the standard indicator for digital in ARRL contests, but since digital signals are transmitted as tones while in SSB mode, PH will also be acceptable as the mode indicator for digital contacts. Keep in mind, though, that if you intend to keep your log available for confirming contacts in the future (QSLing), the distinction between digital and SSB will no longer exist in your log if you use PH. This may confuse the issue if you use Logbook of the World, for instance.)


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