[VHFcontesting] The August UHF Contest is ON

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 10:55:31 EDT 2016

That's good news! I don't care about winning anything, I just want to make
QSO's. Maybe even on 47 and (possibly) 78 GHz.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 9:34 AM, Wayne Overbeck via VHFcontesting <
vhfcontesting at contesting.com> wrote:

> Please save August 6-7 for the 2016 August UHF Contest.
> It will be held as scheduled this year, but under new
> sponsorship.
> After ARRL announced that it would not sponsor the UHF
> Contest in 2016, a group of radio amateurs from coast
> to coast came together to make sure that the contest
> does occur in 2016.
> The sponsoring group includes the leaders of several large
> VHF-oriented clubs, two volunteers who write contest results
> articles for QST, the editor of the "World Above 50 MHz"
> column in QST, two people with extensive computer
> log-checking expertise, and others who are concerned about
> the future of contesting on the amateur bands above 222 MHz.
> This will be the 39th annual August UHF Contest.  We believe
> continuity is important.  Even a one-year hiatus is not a good
> idea for a contest that has shown an upswing in logs submitted for
> several years in a row.
> The new sponsors will try very hard to make the 2016 UHF Contest
> a good one.  There will be gavels awarded to the top-scoring clubs
> plus certificates for all division leaders.  We will try to publish the
> results
> promptly and prominently online and in print.  In addition, the Northern
> Lights Radio Society will again sponsor "Rovermania" and the limited
> (three-band) rover award--both fixtures of the August contest.
> We already have a website to promote the UHF Contest.  It includes a
> history
> of the UHF Contest and a photo gallery of rovers in five different time
> zones.
> http://augustuhf.org     OR
> http://uhfcontest.org  (either domain name will get you there)
> See you on the bands above 222 MHz on August 6-7, 2016 (1800z Saturday
> until 1800z Sunday).
> 73, Wayne Overbeck, N6NB
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