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The 2006 CQ World-Wide VHF Contest

Date : 12 / 05 / 2006
Author : Chris Jones - VK2ZDD

Starts: 1800 UTC Saturday, July 15, 2006, Ends: 2100 UTC Sunday, July 16, 2006

Rules Summary:
Bands: 50 MHz [6 meters]; 144 MHz [2 meters]

 Single-Op All Band
 Single-Op Single Band 6 meters
 Single-Op Single Band 2 meters
 Single-Op QRP All Band [<10 watts]
 Hilltopper [SOAB QRP Portable limited to 6 continuous hours operating]
 Rover [1 or 2 ops mobile/portable operating from 2 or more Grid Locators]

QSO Exchange: Maidenhead Grid Locator to 4 digits [e.g. FN41]

Multipliers: Total number of different Grid Locators worked per band.

Scoring: Work stations once per band regardless of mode. Count 1 point per QSO on 50 MHz and 2 points per QSO on 144 MHz. Total QSO points X Multiplier = Final Score. Rovers only: Final Score = Sum of QSO points from each Grid Locator visited X sum of different Grid Locators worked from each GL visited.

Awards: Certificates are awarded to high scoring stations in each USA state, Canadian province, and DX country in categories with outstanding effort. Sponsored plaques are awarded to the highest scoring stations. Click on to "Plaque Program" on the following Link for information on plaques.

Log Submissions: Cabrillo formatted logs via e-mail attachment to: <> with subject line: Callsign [used in the contest] only. It is strongly recommended that paper logs be entered on-line via "CQ WW VHF Web Form" via this Link or postmarked by September 1, 2006 to: CQ VHF Contest, 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801 USA. Callsigns of electronic logs received are posted on the website.

Complete Rules: Complete rules in the June issue of CQ and via this Link


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