PAARC Get on the Air Contest, starts on February 1, 2018

Monthly contest period is from the 1st to the last day of each month at midnight.  Contest starts on February 1, 2018 and will end December 31, 2018.  There will be monthly winners as well as an overall winner for the year.

For the month of February, here’s the contest rules:

Make as many contacts as possible (No Duplicates!!) with any operator that has a call sign starting with W!

These contacts can be on HF/VHF/UHF, you can use VHF/UHFrepeaters!

All contacts must be Phone only (No Digital modes or CW).

Logs must be turned in by March 3, 2018.

Each Month will be a new contest and total points will be tallied up at the end of the year for prizes!

Current guaranteed prize list:

Yeasu FTM-3200DR Mobile


…..More prizes to come as I get confirmation letters sent out and returned.


  • Logging of contacts can be in any documented form, including hand written logs, software logs, spreadsheets etc. In any case, it must be delivered to Matt Behnke in electronic or paper form by the dates indicated.   It must include the following information:  Date and time of contact, your location, the contact’s call sign and location, frequency, power used and antenna used.
  • Log of the contacts are due by midnight of the 3th day of the next month. Winners are announced by the 10th of the month after the monthly contest ends.  For example, the February contest ends on Midnight, Wednesday, February 28….Logs are due on 3/3 and the winners are announced soon after that.
  • Monthly points will be awarded as follows for each contact you submit. 3 points for the longest distance, 2 points for second place and 1 point for third place.  This is for each category for which there is an entry.

For example, you might submit an entry for the following FM simplex contact.


Date Time Your Location Contact with Frequency Power Antenna
12-25-2016 1:00PM Peoria KD9AZR 146.400 50 watts Vertical


If this had been the only contact submitted for that month for an FM simplex contact, the submitter would be awarded 3 points.  Points will be tracked monthly throughout the year.

  • QRZ will be used to verify the distance between contacts.
  • This contest is open to all amateur radio operators that submit contacts for consideration.
  • Contacts from other competitions can be used in the PAARC GOTA competition.