[VHFcontesting] Rovers ROCK! as long as...
w2ev at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 6 10:17:13 EST 2008
...they are operating in the same contest as I am.
ARRL rover rules have unwittingly created a CWAC (Contest Within A Contest). In today's ARRL contests (not the Fall Sprints, by the way) Rovers are encouraged to create packs for the expressed purpose of engaging in a road rally, using Amateur radio logging as a "governer" to slow their driving activity.
That is *not* the contest that I compete in. That one is designed to "work as many amateur *stations* in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only." (from the Rules for the ARRL's January 2009 VHF Sweepstakes, emphasis is mine).
I would feel the same way, if "Foreign stations" worked each other, submitted their logs and were recognized for their efforts.
Crackers for the cranium.
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