What’s your grid square? Be prepared to answer that doubt a lot in 2018. The ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 starts this weekend and continues via a year. The Grid Chase kicks off during 0000 UTC on Monday, Jan 1, that is New Year’s Eve in US time zones, so get prepared to strike your grid running.
This is an eventuality for all radio amateurs, and holding partial is as elementary as only removing on a atmosphere and creation contacts: The design of a year-long eventuality is to work stations on any rope (except 60 meters) in as many opposite Maidenhead grid squares as possible, and afterwards upload your logs to ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW). All contacts on all available Amateur Radio bands, solely 60 meters, are authorised for endowment credit. This includes competition contacts.
Each new grid block hit reliable by LoTW will count toward your monthly total. Stations do not have to sell grid squares for a current contact, nonetheless it’s expected that many operators will do so. Some grid squares will be “rare ones,” however, and will be in demand. How about yours? Get on a air, and get behind your grid! If we can, get out there, and activate a wanting ones.
Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club KM1CC during a Cape Cod National Seashore has only announced that a members will activate singular grid block FN51 Jan 18-19 for a International Grid Chase.
Complete sum of a ARRL International Grid Chase 2018 seemed in a Dec 2017 emanate of QST. For some-more information, contact a ARRL Contest Branch.
Reposted from http://www.arrl.org/news/view/prepare-to-get-your-grid-on.