January VHF Contest and Rover Blitz
January VHF Contest begins Saturday, January 30th, at 1400 EST and ends Sunday, January 31st, at 2259 EST. 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. As a way to increase participation there will be a Rover Blitz on Sunday. Everybody is welcome to meet at Mooney’’s grill in Le Roy at 11:45. Following lunch, we will split up and go out to the four local grid squares and see how many contacts we can make in just 90 minutes. Not only is this an opportunity to add to the cumulative club score, but to also help create local activity for the other contest participants in our area. Remember that the ARRL allows you to enter as a single operator and a rover within the same contest, maximizing the total number of contacts you can provide to other participants. One caveat is that you cannot use the same equipment in the car as your home station. If you have a dual band HT that is all it takes to get started as a rover (though a magnet mount antenna will make a noticeable difference).