1. The VHF/UHF Century Club Award (VUCC) is awarded for contact with a minimum number of "Maidenhead" 2 degree X 1 degree grid square locators per band as indicated below. Grid squares are designated by a combination of two letters and two numbers. More information on grid squares can be found in January 1983 QST, pp. 49-51 (reprint available on request), The ARRL World Grid Locator Atlas and the ARRL Grid Locator for North America (see latest QST for prices and ordering information). The VUCC certificate and endorsements are available to ARRL members in Canada, the U.S. and possessions, and Puerto Rico, and other amateurs worldwide.

    The minimum number of squares needed to initially qualify for each individual band award is as followsARRL Logo :

    Note: Certificates for 220 and 432 MHz are designed as Half Century 902 and 1296 MHz as Quarter Century and those above SHF Awards.

  2. Only those contacts dated January 1, 1983, and later are creditable for VUCC purposes.
  3. Individual band awards are endorsable in the following increments:
  4. Allowable Contacts:
  5. There are no specialty endorsements such as "CW only" etc.
  6. For VUCC awards on 50 through 1296 MHz and Satellite, all contacts must be made from a location or locations within the same grid square or locations in different grid squares no more than 50 miles apart. For SHF awards, contacts must be made from a single location, defined as within a 300-meter diameter circle.
  7. APPLICATION PROCEDURE (please follow carefully):
  8. DISQUALIFICATION. Altered/forged confirmations or fraudulent applications submitted may result in disqualification of the applicant from VUCC participation by action of the ARRL Awards Committee. The applicant affirms he/she has abided by all the rules of membership in the VUCC and agrees to be bound by the decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee.
  9. Decisions of the ARRL Awards Committee regarding interpretation of the rules here printed or later amended shall be final.
  10. Operating Ethics: Fair play and good sportsmanship in operating are required of all VUCC members.

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