[VHFcontesting] Fwd: [VHF] The 2016 UHF Contest is ON
w9rm at calmesapartners.com
Wed Mar 23 11:00:21 EDT 2016
As promised, I will be on and available for QSO's, representing a very
under-served part of the country. I will also send in whatever log can be
scraped together, which will increase apparent activity by one over last
year. I hope others do likewise - to send a message about UHF activity in
ARRL keeps floating the rumor of a change in date - to the Spring. To me,
moving the UHF contest to a time when there is less likely to be
tropospheric propagation and in close proximity to another UHF test (Spring
Sprint) isn't a good way to increase activity.
Keith J Morehouse
Calmesa Partners G.P.
On Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 8:30 AM, Overbeck, Wayne via VHF <
vhf at w6yx.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Please save August 6-7 for the 2016 August UHF Contest.
> It will be held as scheduled this year, but under new
> 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
> 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
> of the UHF Contest and a photo gallery of rovers in five different time
> 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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