The 2010 CQ World-Wide VHF Contest

Starts:  1800 UTC Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ends:  2100 UTC Sunday, July 18, 2010

Rules Summary:


Bands:  50 MHz [6 Meters]; 144 MHz [2 Meters]


Categories:   Single-Op All Band

                      Single-Op Single Band 6 Meters

                      Single-Op Single Band 2 Meters

                      Single-Op QRP All Band [<10 watts]

                      Hilltopper [SOAB QRP Portable limited to 6 continuous hours operating]

                      Rover [1 or 2 ops mobile/portable operating from 2 or more Grid Locators]



QSO Exchange:  Maidenhead Grid Locator to 4 digits [e.g. FN41]


Multipliers:  Total number of different Grid Locators worked per band.


Scoring:  Work stations once per band regardless of mode.  Count 1 point per QSO on 50 MHz and 2 points per QSO on 144 MHz.  Total QSO points X Multiplier = Final Score.

Rovers only:  Final score = Sum of QSO points from each Grid Locator visited X sum of different Grid Locators worked from each GL visited.


Awards:  Certificates are awarded to high scoring stations in each USA state, Canadian province, and DX country in categories with outstanding effort.  Rover certificates are awarded on a regional basis.


Club Competition:  Credit your club for aggregate club score.  See http://www.cqww.com/clubnames.htm for list of registered clubs.  Follow directions for registering your club if not already listed.


Log Submissions:  Cabrillo formatted logs via e-mail attachment to: <cqvhf@cqww-vhf.com> with subject line:  Callsign [used in the contest] only.  It is strongly recommended that paper logs be entered on-line via “Web Form for Typing in Paper Logs” link at http://www.cqww-vhf.com or postmarked by September 1, 2010 to:  CQ VHF Contest, 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY  11801 USA.  Callsigns of electronic logs received are posted on:  http://www.cqww-vhf.com.


Complete Rules: Complete rules in the June issue of CQ and http://www.cqww-vhf.com.