About 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.

Date(s):
The second full weekend in June. (June 11-13, 2022)

Contest Period:
Begins 1800 UTC Saturday, ends 0259 UTC Monday.

Contest Rules:
Contest Rules are now maintained as a single downloadable document. For additional information regarding the rules for this content, please review the January, June, and September VHF Contest Rules document.

For contest information contact contests@arrl.org or (860) 594-0232 or visit the ARRL VHF Contest page at June VHF (arrl.org).


All legal modes are permitted. 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.

New For 2022:
Single Operator entrants can now enter in either All Mode (which includes all digital modes) or Analog-Only (CW/SSB/FM) subcategories. See the complete rules for more details.

For a complete listing of information, rules and regulations, please visit the ARRL VHF Contest page at June VHF (arrl.org).

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