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VHF-UHF Contest

I. Objective Increase of CW activity on the VHF bands. All radio amateurs can participate.
II. Dates Annually on 1st January, on the third Saturday in March, on the third Saturday in June and on the fourth Saturday in September,
from 1400-1700 UTC on 2m and
from 1700 to 1800 UTC on 70cm.

Next date:
01 JAN 2014
15 MAR 2014
21 JUNE 2014
27 SEPT 2014
III. Frequencies 144,025-144,150 MHz or 432,025-432,150 MHz
IV. Categories
A: Up to 5 Watt output
B: From 5W to 50W output
C: More than 50W output
During a contest period neither class nor location may be changed.
V. Operation Only CW (A1A). Only single OP. The use of decoders or reader software is not allowed.
  1. CALL: CQ AGCW TEST
  2. EXCHANGE:
    RST report plus a progressive 3-digit serial number starting at 001/category/WW locator. The slashes are part of the exchange and must be sent. Using the worldwide locator is mandatory. Example: 579001/A/JO31XX
  3. MISCELLANEOUS:
    Participation of a club station will only be valid if it is operated by a single operator. This fact has to be confirmed by the operator on the cover page of the log. In this case the operator must not use his own call but the call of the club station.
VI. Scoring
  1. QRB POINTS:
    Each km of distance between the two ends of each QSO is worth 1 point. 
  2. TOTAL SCORE: Sum of QRB points.
VII. Awards
The previous commemorative QSL cards are replaced by certificates. If you sent in at least 3 logs in a category you may download your certificate by selecting your call on the list of results - http://www.dk7zh.de/agcw/1101/ergebnisliste.htm (1101 = YYMM - Year and month of the contest).
VIII. LOG-Submission
  1. GENERAL:
    Incomplete QSOs must be shown in the log, but they do not count. Each band counts separately.  For each band a separate log is necessary. Ignoring the rules with result in disqualification!
  2. ELECTRONIC LOGS:
    We prefer electronic logs in EDI format (Electronic Data Interchange File Format for Contests in IARU Region 1 above 30 MHz) Send your electronic log to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
    The file name consists of call sign and band. Example: DL2OM-144.EDI and DL2OM-432.EDI or DL2OM-VHF.EDI and DL2OM-UHF.EDI. If two logs are submitted both files may be send in a single e-mail.  Received logs will be shown here as soon as possible: http://www.dk7zh.de/agcw/logeingang.htm
  3. PAPER LOGS:
    The following columns are required: UTC, call, RST/serial number sent, RST/serial number and category received, locator, QRB-points, remarks. Additional details on the COVER SHEET: Call, address, your own WW locator, your category, used Rig and output, sum of QRB points, QSOs, DXCC, WW locator and ODX (Summary Sheet). Your signature.
  4. LOGGING SOFTWARE:
    The following free software may be used (please use the latest version!).
    HAM-AGCW-UKW: http://www.qslonline.de/hk/eigen/kontest.htm#hamagcw
    UcxLog: http://www.ucxlog.org
    WinContest: http://www.dd3ku.de
  5. MANAGER: Manfred Busch, DK7ZH, Ebachstraße 13, D-35716 Dietzhölztal-Mandeln, Germany.
    E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , web: http://www.dk7zh.de
  6. DEADLINE: Arrived at the manager until the third Monday after the contest weekend. Received logs will be shown here as soon as possible: http://www.dk7zh.de/agcw/logeingang.htm
    The results are available here: http://www.dk7zh.de/agcw/1101/ergebnisliste.htm (1101 = YYMM - Year and month)