Alaska VHF-Up Group Contest Page

Conducted by Paul Kiesel, K7CW / VE7IB,
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 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 2019 ARRL June VHF Contest

Starts at 1800 UTC Saturday, June 8, 2019 and ends at 0259 UTC Monday, June 10, 2019. 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 Don't forget to include the club's name on a CLUB line in the cabrillo file. There must be at least three club members submitting their entries in order for the club to be in the Club Competition.

(Note: The ARRL announcement mentions that DG is now the MODE indicator for digital contacts. RY and PH have been the standard indicators for digital in recent ARRL contests, and they still can be used to indicate digital modes. 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. Hence, I recommend using DG as the digital mode indicator in your cabrillo log.)

The 2019 CQ World Wide VHF Contest

Starts at 1800 UTC Saturday, July 20, 2019 and ends at 2100 UTC Sunday, July 21, 2019. Exchange grid squares. You can view the contest rules by clicking on the blue contest announcement line above. 50 MHz and 144 MHz only. One point for 50 MHz QSOs and 2 points for 144 MHz QSOs.

Log entries must be submitted by July 27, 2019 to be eligible for awards. Submit your electronic log in the Cabrillo format created by all major logging programs. Send via e-mail attachment to < [email protected] >. Subject line: Callsign [the call used in the contest] only. Be sure to have "CLUB: ALASKA VHF-UP GROUP" as one of the lines in your cabrillo file.