The Society of Midwest Contesters
The Society of Midwest Contesters

Proposed Changes to the ARRL VHF/UHF Contest Rules

11/12/2014 – Please find attached a copy of the first request for input from the VHF/UHF Contest Community for proposed changes to the ARRL VHF/UHF Contest Rules. This letter represents a consensus of the ARRL Programs and Services Committee,  Sub-Committee on VHF Contesting that is comprised of;  Joel Harrison, W5ZN; Doug Rehman, K4AC; Marty Woll, N6VI; Dave Patton, NN1N; and Kermit Carlson, W9XA.

Please note that the proposed changes would apply only to VHF/UHF contests. Also the request for input is NOT a call for a straw vote, but rather a request for well considered independent comments from the VHF and above contesting community.
I do know that for many the ideas embodied in these proposals run counter to what many may see as hard fast ideals in HF contesting; but it is the consensus of this Committee that these proposed changes would enhance the overall participation by the VHF and above community and will be received as a positive step for contesting on the higher bands.
I ask that anyone wishing to comment to please use the email address given in the attached letter;    vhf-input@arrl.org 
Humbly submitted for your consideration on behalf of the PSC Sub-Committee,
                73,   Kermit A Carlson W9XA
                       VHF/UHF Contest PSC Sub-Committee Chair
                       Central Division Vice Director