This is noteworthy because:
- All the ham bands involved are VHF+, which makes them available to Technician class licenses.
- It gives you an opportunity to test your station to see how far you can communicate.
- You can participate even if all you have is a 2M/440 FM HT.
Find a decent location above average terrain, take your HT and maybe a portable yagi antenna, and try to make a few contacts. The ARRL removed the rule against contest operations on 146.52, although most contesters still steer clear of it as a courtesy. Try 146.55 MHz. Tune around the simplex frequencies. The ARRL 2 meter band plan is available at http://www.arrl.org/band-plan and http://w2pe.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2-Meter-BandPlan.pdf.
Get on the air this weekend.
For more info see http://www.k0nr.com/wordpress/my-articles/how-to-work-a-vhf-contest/ and http://www.fcarc.org/contest_vhf.htm.