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In the field Multi-Operator ARRL June VHF Contest Station

Sponsor: West Carleton Amateur Radio Club
Start date: Friday, June 10, 2022
End date: Monday, June 13, 2022
Closest town: Kinburn, Ontario
Directions to location: Kinburn Community Centre

West of Ottawa, between Carp and Arnprior
Opening times: Contest begins at 14:00 local on Saturday June 11
Continues until 23:00 local on Sunday June 12

Set up begins Friday about 09:00 local on June 10
Dismantling begins Monday about 09:00 local on June 13
Cost: No charge
Talk-in frequency:
Description: After a two-year break due to COVID, the West Carleton Amateur Radio Club will once again participate in the ARRL June VHF contest from June 10th to 13th. This will be our 13th year competing as a multi-operator station (VE3WCC). We’ll be operating in the field, from a new site: the Kinburn Community Centre, which is located West of Ottawa, between Carp and Arnprior. More details are here:

Helping with setup of the station is a great opportunity for beginners to get experience setting up a station. Participants will learn how to assemble antennas, towers, rotors, coax, radios, and logging software. They will gain experience with VHF and up contesting from experienced contesters.

Although we have scored very well in past years, this isn’t our primary focus. More importantly, we want to have fun and encourage our members and visitors to try operating VHF and above. We encourage you to come visit the station and try your hand at operating, even if it’s only for a short time. VHF contests have a much more relaxed pace than HF contests, so anyone should be able to participate. No contesting experience is required.

We’ll be active on all bands from 50 MHz through to 24 GHz. Please contact us during the contest if you’re able to do so, whether from your home station or as a rover. Every contact makes the contest more interesting and helps us increase our score.

We hope to see you at our "in the field" contest station. Come on out an visit, operate, and experience contesting in the VHF spectrum and above.

Please share this with all your amateur radio friends and clubs!
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Date updated: 2022-05-31 21:24:53
Author: Lawrence Dobranski, VA3IQ

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