States Above 50 MHz General Rules


Central States VHF Society



States Above 50 MHz Award Contest Rules


The total score is the sum of the number of states/provinces worked on each band.  For example:


Personal Data Total Score 50 MHz 144 MHz 222 MHz 432 MHz 902 MHz 1296 MHz 2.3 GHz 3.4 GHz 5.7 GHz 10 GHz 24 GHz >24 GHz
 Name  Callsign Loc.
    (state) 183 48 28 17 26 15 19 12 10 4 4    


1.  Certificates will be awarded to any station who applies with a score of 30 or higher. The applicant does not have to be a member of the CSVHF Society to receive a certificate. There are three categories:

Single Operator and Rover.

2.  Walnut plaques will be awarded for 1st and 2nd place plaque for Single-Op category and a 1st place plaque for the Rover category. The awards will be presented at the annual CSVHF Society Conference held each year at the end of July. You must be a member of the CSVHF Society to be eligible for the 1st, 2nd, or Rover plaque awards. In case of a tie, a weighting factor will be applied to each band's score making higher frequency scores more valuable than lower frequency scores.


Miscellaneous Rules:


For Single-Op category all contacts must be made from a station located entirely within a single 500 meter circle.

New as of 2001/2002: Rover category.

Rovers may combine states worked from multiple locations.

New as of 2002/2003: Canadian Provinces.

You may count Canadian Provinces in your yearly quest--however the name of the program will not change. CY0 and CY9 despite DXCC status count for Nova Scotia.

New as of 2010:  Electronic entries allowed.

New as of 2019:  Program year slid to June 1 of current year until May 31 of subsequent year.


1.  Refer to the ARRL rules for WAS awards for any issue not specifically covered by these rules. In case of a conflict, the rules in this document shall take precedence.


2.  QSL cards are not required, however verification of contacts may be done at the discretion of the CSVHF Awards committee. All decisions of the committee are final.


3.  Entries may be on the CSVHF entry form (or copies thereof), or in a form that conveys all of the same information. If mailed in, please sign and date. Electronic entries via email are also acceptable. For instance, sending along the offered .xls spreadsheet (with your callsign in the file name) is another option.


4.  An applicant may submit entries from multiple locations or combine them into one Rover entry.


5.  Entries must be one band per page. Each page must clearly show the following information for each state or province being claimed:

Callsign, Date, Time, and Propagation mode.

        Mail entries to:


Bruce Richardson W9FZ  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

7623 Teal Bay

Woodbury, MN  55125