I’ve been surprised to see, well, almost nothing in recent weeks about the soon to be underway ARRL International Grid Chase event.

The objective of the ARRL International Grid Chase is to work stations on any band (except 60 meters) in as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible, and then upload your log data to ARRL’s Logbook of The World (LoTW).

The success of recent year-long events like National Parks on the Air and the Centennial QSO Party is going to be tough to beat, but even more so without drumming up some interest in the lead-up to this new one.

Without a doubt the departure of Sean Kutzko, KX9X from the ARRL last year left some big shoes to fill. But he’s been gone long enough now that it’s time for HQ to get back to actively promoting it’s own special events.