VHF contest calendar 2020
confirmed through the 10-GHz-and-Up Contest - First Round
WASH 2m Simplex Contest
southwest PA
Saturday, 11 January (7 PM - 11 PM EST) phone, CW, digital
ARRL January VHF ContestSaturday, 18 January (1900 UTC) - Monday, 20 Jan (0359 UTC)
Maine 2m FM Simplex ChallengeSaturday, 28 March (12:00 noon - 4:00 PM Eastern)
spring 2m SprintMonday, 06 April (7 PM - 11 PM local)
spring 222 SprintTuesday, 14 April (7 PM - 11 PM local)
Ontario QSO PartySaturday, 18 April 1800Z - Sunday, 19 April 0500Z
Sunday, 19 April 1200Z - 1800Z
spring 432 SprintWednesday, 22 April (7 PM - 11 PM local)
San Bernardino Microwave Society
2.3 GHz and up Contest
24 hrs total Sat, 02 May (6 AM local) - Sun, 03 May (11:59 PM local)
cancelled for 2020 due to Coronavirus pandemic
spring Microwave Sprint
(902 MHz and above)
Saturday, 02 May (8 AM - 2 PM local)
spring 6m sprintSaturday, 09 May (2300 UTC) - Sunday, 10 May (0300 UTC)
ARRL June VHF Contest Saturday, 13 June (1800 UTC) - Monday, 15 June (0259 UTC)
SMIRK 6m ContestSaturday, 13 June (0000 UTC) - Sunday, 14 June (2359 UTC)
no multi-op category in 2020
CQ Worldwide VHF ContestSaturday, 18 July (1800 UTC) - Sunday, 19 July (2100 UTC)
222-MHz-and-Up Distance ContestSaturday, 01 August (1800 UTC) - Sunday, 02 August (1759 UTC)
10 GHz and Up Contest - First Round24 hrs total Saturday, 15 August (6 AM local) -
Sunday, 16 August (11:59:59 PM local)
fall 6m SprintSaturday, 22 August (2300 UTC) - Sunday, 23 August (0300 UTC)
ARRL September VHF ContestSat 12 September (1800 UTC) - Mon 14 September (0259 UTC)
10 GHz and Up Contest - Second Round24 hrs total Saturday, 19 September (6 AM local) -
Sunday, 20 September (11:59:59 PM local)
fall 2m SprintMonday, 21 September (7 PM - 11 PM local)
fall 222 SprintTuesday, 29 September (7 PM - 11 PM local)
fall 432 SprintWednesday, 07 October (7 PM - 11 PM local)
fall microwave Sprint
(902 MHz and above)
Saturday, 10 October (8 AM - 2 PM local)
PA QSO PartySaturday, 10 October (1600 UTC) - Sunday, 11 October (0500 UTC)
Sunday, 11 October (1300 UTC - 2200 UTC)
NY State QSO Partystarting Saturday, 17 October (10 AM Eastern) and lasting 12 hours
spring (southern hemisphere)
Araucaria VHF Contest
Saturday, 19 October (0000 UTC) - Sunday, 20 October (1600 UTC)
UK 6m Group Winter ContestTuesday, 01 December, 2020 (0000 UTC) -
Sunday, 31 January, 2021 (23:59:59 UTC)

2m SSB / digital / AM activity groups and nets
The 205 Morning Group8 AM Eastern daily144.205 northeast US
and southern Canada
net control KA1ZE/3 FN01xt
JMRA8:00 PM Eastern144.210
net control W3ERH FN21
Sunday Morning Net10:30 AM Eastern144.250
net control N2FKF FN30
Pine State NetTuesday 7:30 PM Eastern144.225 MA, NH, VT, RI
net control K1GUP
Mid South 2m SSB NetSaturday 9 PM Central144.255 (+/- if QRM)
net control KD4NOQ
Beam Spinners8 AM local Mon-Sat144.200 CO, WY, NM, KS, NE
net control WA7KYM DN71
Northern Lights Radio SocietySunday 9 PM CST144.260
net control KAPQW EN33iu
Lowcountry DigitalSunday 8:30 PM Eastern
Wednesday 8 PM Eastern
145.700 (Contestia 64/1000)
net control KH6TY FM02
Western States Weak Signal SocietySunday 5:30 Pacific144.200
net control K6TSK DM03
Pacific Northwest VHF SocietySunday 8 AM local
Tuesday 8 PM local
St. PeteSunday 8:15 PM Eastern144.210 vert or horiz
net control WA4GCH EL87
Roadrunners Microwave GroupSunday 9 PM Central144.150
net control K5LLL EM10kf
Packrats8 PM Eastern144.150
net control K3GNC FN20ja
NPBMonday 8 PM Central144.250
net control NPB EM39
Florida SSBMonday 7 PM Eastern144.210
net control WA4JWU EL98
Rocky Mountain VHF+Monday 8 PM local144.220 CO, WY, NM, KS, NE
net control KMLM DN70
Upper Rio GrandeMonday 8 PM local144.250
net control NM5F DM65
Guelph (Ontario)Monday 9 PM Eastern
Wednesday 9 PM Eastern
net control VE3XTM EN93un
San DiegoTuesday 7 PM local144.230
net control W6IPT DM13
Mud ToadsTuesday 8:00 PM local144.185
net control KD8UD FM17sv
W5VHF Weak Signal GroupMonday 8 PM Local144.190
net control N5NET
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
Quebec City FN46
Quebec (currently on hold)Thursday 8 PM Eastern144.250
Montreal FN35
in French, vertical polarization
QuebecSunday 7:45 PM Eastern144.240
Montreal/Asbestos FN25/FN35/FN45
(except during contests)
Quebec activity night round tableFriday 8 PM Eastern144.240
Montreal FN35
French and English,
vertical and horizontal polariz.
AM NostalgiaTuesday 7 PM Central144.950
net control KC9CUK EN52
The 144.240 NetWednesday 8 PM CDT
(7 PM CST)
net control WB9LYH EN54cl
The 144.252 NetMonday 8:30 PM Eastern144.252
net control K8TQK EM89je
SWOT netThursday 8 PM Central144.250
net control K5YG EM50
Gulf Coast SWOTFriday 7:30 PM Central144.250
net control K5YG EM50
Deep South Texas SWOTTuesday 9 PM Central144.250
net control N5SSH EL07go
North Texax SWOTWednesday 8 PM Central144.250
net control W5FKN EM13
OK SWOTThursday 8 PM Central144.250 OK, AR, TX, KS, MO
net control N5NET
SE Ohio SWOTThursday 8 PM Eastern144.250
net control AB8XG  EM89
            KD8DJE EM89
Sidewinders Around MichiganSunday 9:30 PM local144.155
net control KF8QL
Q5 netThursday 6:30 PM Central144.220 midwest/Great Lakes
net control N9JBW EN61
Northeast Weak Signal netThursday 8:30 PM Eastern144.250
net control W1COT FN31 and others
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
Yavapai 2-Meter SSBWednesday 8:00 PM local144.250
net control WN7E
Florida 2m FT8 Activity NightMonday 8:30 PM Eastern144.174
(432.174 and 1296.174 also used)
chat FL, GA, SC, NC
Florida 70 cm FT8 Activity NightWednesday 8:30 PM local432.174
(144.174 and 1296.174 also used)
chat FL, GA, SC, NC
Texas 2m FT8 Activity NightMonday 0100Z144.174


Packrats            Monday 7:30 PM Eastern  50.145  net control N3RG FM29ki

Packrats            Monday 8:30 PM Eastern  222.125  net control KB1JEY FN20je
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."

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 FM29mt
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.

Packrats                        Tuesday 7:30 PM Eastern    Coordinate QSOs on 144.260
                                                           Set up Q's at w4dex.com/uhfqso or Packrat Chat Page
Upper Rio Grande Wednesday 7:30PM local 902.150 net control W7QQ DM65 Pacific Northwest VHF Society Sunday 0900 Pacific 1296.100 net control WB7BST CN87 10 GHz Colorado Activity Group Sunday 8 PM 10368.100 contact NSP at
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