- This event has passed.
January VHF Contest
January 16 @ 2:00 pm - January 18 @ 11:00 pm EST
Contest Objective: For amateurs in the US and Canada (and their possessions) to work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US & Canada (and their possessions) may only work stations in the US (and its possessions) and Canada.
Dates: The third or fourth full weekend in January as announced. (January 16-18, 2021)
Contest Period: Begins 1900 UTC Saturday, ends 0359 UTC Monday.
Contest rules are now maintained as a single downloadable document (see “Full Contest Rules” below).
For contest information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (860) 594-0232
All legal modes are permitted (while CW and SSB/Phone are most common, MSK144, FT8 and FM-Only are gaining popularity – other popular modes include PSK31, FSK441 and JT65). For Cabrillo file mode definitions, Digital modes should be represented as “DG” (for all things digital) or “PH” or “RY” can also be used as digital modes are transmitted via Phone audio.
Stations in KH0-9, KL7 & KP1-KP5, CY9 and CY0 count as W/VE stations and can be worked by DX stations for contest credit.