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ARRL 10-GHz & up Cumulative Contest


Stations exchange six-digit grid squares. The signal report is optional. 

The 6-digit is used to calculate the distance (kM) between stations, for points. New versions of GenLog use [vhf4k.adi] for lookup. Enter the 6-digit if not found in the lookup file, or if the station transmits a different one. GenLog displays the heading and distance after the square is entered. If your antenna is calibrated to known beam headings (beacons) and you know the station`s beam heading from the 6-digit data, your chances of making a contact are greatly improved. Now you just need to have propagation and find his frequency. 

Notes: The 6-digit grid can be entered before making the QSO. A station can be worked more than once on a band if at least one station moved more than 16 kM / 10 miles.

When you move to another location, change the 6-digit grid in the TX Exchange window after loading a log file. When re-loading a log file, the last grid you made a QSO from is inserted into the TX grid field. The distance and beam heading to the station being worked (or to be worked) are calculated based on this entry.

 
Points:
Each new call sign per band scores 100 QSO points. 
1 QSO point per kM distance between your 6-digit and the 6-digit received.
Total score = sum of the QSO points plus the sum of the distances.

Map datafiles required are here.