1993 ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes

In the late 80s and much of the 90s, the Rochester VHF Group sponsored a local club competition to spur activity in the ARRL January VHF Sweepstakes contest. XARC participated for several years, and won the local club competition several times, including 3 years in a row, finally retiring the “Rochester Cup” in 1996.

Though doing so well in the local club competition was a highlight, maybe the most impressive feat was winning the ARRL Gavel for the Medium Club Category in 1993. Only 3 clubs outscored us in the Unlimited category, placing us fourth in the country. We had 37 participants, and likely the most serious of our VHF/UHF active members gave their scores to the Rochester VHF Group.

Here is a screen capture of the results in QST from the June 1993 issue:

XARC January General Meeting

Reminder – The monthly meeting of the XARC will be held Thursday, January 10  from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at the Webster Recreation Center in Webster, NY. Check our Calendar for details and a map.


Past Minutes
Treasurer’s Report
Membership Report
Dues Reminder
2M/440MHz Repeaters Status
2M Net Report
Fusion Net Report
CW Training Class Status
RVHF Group Presentation / January VHF contest
Hamfests, Contents, other Events Review
Other Business
Electronics  Show and Tell, what have you done this past month

Rich, K2RAH