The Amateur Radio Experiments Group is looking to stimulate VHFsimplex activity with a 2m Sprint. In the first year, the frequency will be limited to the 2m band and the FM Mode. This is the most accessible with most hams having an HT or FM mobile radio at hand. The Plan is to have fun and introduce or reintroduce people to VHF and carry the newfound love of VHF into other Field days and Contests.
Sprint Contest Rules
Single Operator stations only, one call sign per operator/station. Different station types are permitted and encouraged eg Portable or Maritime Mobile. One point per contact, no reworking, 5 bonus points for working the AREG contest call; VL5X. Exchange is a Signal report and serial number starting from 1. e.g. 59001. Stations are to adhere to the VK band plan and operate in the FM Simplex range of 146.425 -146.600, stations may liaise on the call channel, but contest exchanges should occur somewhere either side of the call channel. Stations are encouraged to spread out, call CQ and search up and down the band.
Logs to be submitted in the calibro format using www.vklogchecker.com logs close 2 weeks after the contest.
AREG supports a fun and inclusive environment for the contest, please remember we are here to have fun.
Questions and feedback to: VHFSprint@areg.org.au
Spread the word, the more stations that participate the more fun it will be. #AREGVHFSPRINT
Please keep watching the website for any further news or developments prior to the contest.