January VHF Contest and Rover Blitz

January VHF Contest begins Saturday, January 20th, at 1400 EST and ends Sunday, January 21st, 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 12:30. Following lunch, we will go out to the four local grid squares and see how many contacts we can make in just 90 minutes. 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. 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). The club will supply additional equipment for 900 MHz and 1.2GHz for those who would like to try those bands.