1900Z, Jan 15 to 0359Z, Jan 17
ARRL January VHF Contest
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.
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), SSB Phone as “PH”, FM voice as “FM”, and CW as “CW”.
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.
NOTE (NN5T): Go Fort Worht quickly in the morning, come back and plenty time to enjoy this VHF contest. Last week, 6 meter was open all over U.S. and Canada till midnight. Actually the chance for Sporadic E in January is very high even not in the summer time.