> --- Doug Smith W9WI <email@example.com> wrote:
> > ** an attempted rover operation in the January VHF
> > contest was reclassified as a checklog. Due to
> > poor conditions and a vertical-only antenna I only
> > succeeded in making contacts from one grid - and
> > didn't qualify as a rover - but because my station
> > moved more than 500m during the contest without
> > being a rover, I was in violation of rule 3.7.
I was only able to operate from one grid in the microwave sprint this
weekend. I was set up in EN51, then planned on dashing off to a hill in
EN62 north of downtown Chicago (an 80-mile trip). However, there was more
activity than I expected and I stayed too long in EN51. Also, there was
heavy construction on the Dan Ryan in Chicago and I ended up arriving at
the new hill at 1:05 pm, just 5 minutes after the contest ended.
If I'd planned things out a little differently, I would have gone to a
different hill that would've been a shorter trip. Oh well, next contest
I don't know if I can submit as a Rover in this one with activity from
only one grid square. At least I made SOME QSO's.
73, Zack W9SZ
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