2022 Contests

Going Mobile

For 2022 the club rover will be activating multiple grids in both the June and September contests. The emphasis will be on the 6 meter band, so don’t wait until the last minute to order parts.

Great antenna options for home or portable use include:

Note that weak signal operating on 6 M uses horizontal polarization, so plan accordingly.

Parks on the Air

Some of the club members will be activating local Parks on the Air units during contests. Be sure to sign up for the reflector to stay in the know about impromptu activations happening locally. Also, check out the June VHF rover itinerary below for more opportunities.

Click here for maps of park units. Many of them have accessible high locations that would be perfect for both VHF contesting and HF operating.

June VHF

Brandon Clark, KL7BSC, is going to be doing a rover run over Saturday and Sunday that will cover three grids and two Parks on the Air units.

On Saturday the route covers two POTA units in the Mat-Su valley, and finishes up at Point Woronzof in the afternoon. Sunday’s route begins near Indian, and ends up in the hills above Anchorage for another POTA unit.

DateGridLocationPOTA Ref.On-Air
11thBP51Rocky Lake SRSK-72221000-1200
11thBP51Matanuska Lakes SRAK-72181230-1430
11thBP41Point WoronzofN/A1530-1700
12thBP50Seward Hwy. mile 107N/A0800-1000
12thBP51Glen Alps TrailheadK-16371100-1300
Check the homepage for list of frequencies used on FM and SSB.

Remember that the 2 M SSB net starts at 0930, and is a great way to get on-air and do final tests before the event starts.

Expect a heavy emphasis on 6 meter contacts in this event, so if you haven’t strung up a horizontal dipole or yagi then now is the time.