[VHFcontesting] ARRL VHF+ contest proposals: input invited

Tom Carney tomc7 at earthlink.net
Sat Feb 28 22:23:51 EST 2004

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From: "Steve Gilmore - W4SHG" <shg at staffnet.com>
> 2) QSO Point Changes
>  Standardizing point scoring to two (2) points, 3 points and a
> Rover contact only being one no matter where the rover is located is
> Why again penalize the rovers who travel to a distant grid that have no
> activity. Stupid Idea, sorry folks but this concept again penalizes the
> rovers who work harder than anyone in these contests.

I absolutely agree with this.  Why should a station only get one point for
working a rover?  Why would anyone bother responding to the CQ of a rover
during a six meter band opening when the band is boiling with three points
oportunities?  It's not even clear what problem the committee is attempting
to solve with this rule.

Although I have operated most recent contest as a rover, if this rule is
adopted, it is very very unlikley I will ever operate as a rover again.  OK
might rove during the CQ VHF test.

73  Tom  KE6FI

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