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Announcing the June Contest Award & Plaque Program

In order to award those from the southeast division that put forth their best effort in the National competition, a Regional award has been enacted. It has been decided by the Board of Directors of the SVHF Society that the Society will sponsor four “June VHF Contest” ARRL plaques for class winners in the Southeastern Division in the 2017 June VHF contest.

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Microwave Update 2016

Microwave Update (MUD) announces the 2016 conference to be held in St Louis, MO October 13-15. Microwave Update is an annual event held since 1985 dedicated to microwave equipment design, construction, and operation. It is focused on, but not limited to, amateur radio on the microwave bands.

The “early bird special” is now available for early registration. Check it out at

2016 VHF Super Conference Registration

Sponsored by Southeastern VHF Society, North East Weak Signal Group and the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, and hosted by the Grid Pirates Contest Group and Directive Systems and Engineering, the VHF Super Conference dates will be April 15, 16 and 17 in 2016.

The venue will be the Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles Intl Airport, at 45425 Holiday Drive in Sterling VA. Please visit the Hotel link on this site for more details for booking reservations.

Visit the conference website at for updates, and for registration.

2015 Fall Sprints Announced

Bruce Randall, SVHFS Fall Sprint Chair, has released the schedule and the rules for the 2015 Fall Sprints. Check the top menu for Sprints information, or access the schedule click here.
The schedule is as follows:

2015 Sprints Schedule
Sprint Dates
50 MHz 2300Z Saturday Aug 8 to 0300Z Sunday August 9
144 MHz 7 pm to 11 pm local time on Monday September 21
220 MHz 7 pm to 11 pm local time on Tuesday September 29
432 MHz 7 pm to 11 pm local time on Wednesday October 7
Microwave – 902 MHz + 7 am to 2 pm local time on Saturday October 10

ARRL Seeking Input on Initial VHF+ Contest Rule Changes

From Kermit Carlson W9XA, Chair
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on VHF and Above Revitalization

Dear fellow Amateurs,

The Programs & Services Committee of the ARRL Board recognizes the need to review and update various aspects of the League’s contest program for our VHF and higher bands. To this end, it recently formed an Ad Hoc Subcommittee on VHF and Above Revitalization. You can help us by providing additional insights and ideas for our consideration.

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