To Contest Clubs active in the 2019 ARRL September VHF Contest -- Member Eligibility List summaries are available for review

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From: "Bourque, Paul, N1SFE" <n1sfe@...>
Subject: To Contest Clubs active in the 2019 ARRL September VHF Contest -- Member Eligibility List summaries are available for review
Date: November 1, 2019 at 12:57:19 PM PDT
To: Contest <contest@...>

At our new web page  we have posted the 2019 ARRL June VHF Contest club eligibility data for review.
  • The list defaults to the most recent event – be sure to select 2019 ARRL September VHF Contest in the drop down menu.
Data is sorted by Club Name, then by Member Call Sign. If there are additional call signs to the right of a group call, these members operated at a station participating as a guest operator or multioperator entry crediting the group.  Multioperator entries are subject to the rule requiring 50% club membership.  
The residence requirement (mileage or section) is shown for each club.  Residence information is shown for each member, if provided.  
A minimum of 3 logs per club are required to compete.
Please review the data and have your members bring any questions to you or your responsible club official or secretary.  If a club competition participanrt was ineligible, or outside of club territory, the information is not included.
Upon your completed review, club secretaries or responsible officials may contact the ARRL Contest Branch to discuss any adjustments to their club’s summary results.
Challenges to scores submitted by a club must be made in writing by contacting the ARRL Contest Branch via email with any concerns.
Please submit all responses/questions by 2359 UTC, Wednesday November 6, 2019 - via email to contests@...
This email is being sent to the filers email address for all Contest Clubs who have an Eligibility Lists on file. 
To be eligible for Club Competition, clubs must have had an Eligibility List on file at prior to the beginning of the contest they intend to participate in.
PS: The planning committee for the first ever Youth on the Air camp (YOTA) in IARU Region 2 is working on their event for 2020.  This event will include several activity categories, including contesting. If your club is interested in supporting their effort, see below for more information.
Paul Bourque, N1SFE
Contest Program Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®
225 Main Street
Newington CT 06111-1400
Telephone: 860-594-0232
Fax: 860-594-0346
The first-ever Youth On The Air (YOTA) Camp for and by young amateurs in IARU Region 2 is in the planning stages and needs your financial support.  The Yasme Foundation ( is already a major sponsor of this event and challenges contest clubs and organizations to do the same.  

The organizing committee has been at work for about six months and is currently in the process of securing major donors to fund the camp.  We hope to announce further details very soon, once most of the funding has been pledged and the permissions and logistics have been finalized.  YOTA Camp 2020 needs additional pledges to make it a reality - can you help?

The camp will focus on building strong relationships with peers and mentors and developing new radio skills.  The camp is being modeled closely after the popular Youngsters On The Air camps in IARU Region 1 ( Some of the activities planned include workshops and hands-on activities, such as:

·         Contesting - Learn how to operate from some of the top young contesters in the country, participate in an FM contest at an amusement park, and ways to practice with regional contests
·         Digital VHF/UHF Modes - D-STAR: Get a D-STAR radio to use for the week plus insight into how it works - APRS: Learn how to track stations and gather data using APRS
·         Kit building - Learn from world renowned builders by making your own receiver
·         Direction finding and orienteering - Learn how to track down signals
·         Antenna building - Learn how to make antennas from common household items
·         Satellite operations - Learn how to chase the birds with some of the best youth satellite operators
·         ...and more!

Campers will operate a special event station, W8Y, featuring cutting-edge HF and VHF/UHF radios that many only dream of having a chance to use and a wide array of antennas.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at yotaregion2@....  Once we are close to our goal, we will have an opportunity for individuals to donate directly online on the Youth on the Air website ( as well.

Stay tuned!