The ARRL’s International Grid Chase is a contest that runs all year long, but it actually resets at the first of every month. So everyone has a chance to participate on an even footing with every new month. February just started, so get on the air and have some fun!
As a reminder, all you need to do is make contacts and upload your log to LotW. There are no special exchanges required, although some folks might choose to activate rare grids that are not near population centers and call CQ accordingly.
You can check your standing at the Leader Board, which is updated about every four hours. The features are still being worked on, and it isn’t clear how things will finally be displayed month-by-month, but it is keeping track of your score.
Digital modes can be quite useful, especially the new FT-8 mode. Our next club meeting on February 12th, will feature a presentation from Mike, K1VI (a repeat of the January Consortium meeting).