[VHFcontesting] 2016 ARRL UHF Contest Cancelled

Ward Silver hwardsil at gmail.com
Fri Mar 11 12:35:57 EST 2016

The CAC does not have final say over anything and only considers HF 
contesting issues, anyway.  Reading the announcement carefully, the 
issues are being handled by an ad hoc VHF Contesting Revitalization 
Committee and the board's Programs & Services Committee made the final 

The ad hoc committee is collecting input on what kind of UHF/microwave 
contests the community wants, when they should be held, etc.  While 
there may be some disagreement about the order in which things are being 
done, there is significant interest and goodwill for UHF/microwave 
contests.  I suggest that you think of what kind of contest you would 
like to see, write it up, and submit it to the email address N0JK 
provided.  Consider what would attract new hams to give these contests a 
try, what would drive technical innovation, is a single time period the 
right way to go, should there be new categories or styles of operation?  
Put those thinking caps on and send in your ideas.

In case there is any confusion, I do work with the writeup authors but I 
am *not* a member of the ad hoc committee.

73, Ward N0AX

On 3/11/2016 11:05 AM, vhfcontesting-request at contesting.com wrote:
> ARRL Ad Hoc Subcommittee on VHF and Above Revitalization made the recommendation to cancel the UHF contest. Last year they asked for input on how "to expand participation in the August UHF contest. To that end they are asked for responses to the following questions:
> ? Are you now active on UHF?
> ? How often do you presently operate in the ARRL UHF contest ? never, occasional, or always?
> ? If you do not presently participate, why not?
> ? If you do not presently participate, what changes might compel you to participate in the future?
> ? What are your ideas for attracting more amateurs to UHF operation in general?
> Please submit your comments by October 1, 2015 to:vhf-input at arrl.org
> Did you comment?
> They still may be open to comments. The CAC though likely had the final say on the cancellation.
>   - N0JK

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