OH ARES VHF Simplex Contest

The Ohio ARES VHF Simplex Contest is held each year by the Ohio ARES Group of the ARRL’s Ohio Section. The purpose of the Ohio ARES VHF Simplex Contest is to improve station and antenna capabilities and to test coverage areas on “VHF” simplex frequencies. These may be very important in times of emergency, when repeaters have failed, and simplex is the only method of emergency communication.

The “VHF” simplex contest is:

Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 1000 EST to 1600EST

The contest is held on the 6m, 2m, and 70cm bands.

All bands from 50 MHz up
We recommend the following frequencies:
  • 50 MHz – Standard simplex calling frequencies Your QSO Points X 10 for six meters!!
  • 146.49 (alternate 146. 46) for VHF
  • UHF and above – Standard simplex calling frequencies

The full rules for the contest can be found here:


Known planned operators will be posted here:


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