[VHFcontesting] Rovers

Ev Tupis w2ev at yahoo.com
Mon Dec 8 05:48:22 EST 2008

--- On Mon, 12/8/08, Joe Jarrett <joe at jarrett.com> wrote:

> Try this rule tweak on for size:  If you work more
> rover contacts than fixed stations, regardless of 
> the number of bands you use, you must 
> enter as a unlimited class Rover.

> Otherwise, lets just keep the rules simple.  The more
> complex you make them, the more loop holes there will be.


How about an extremely simple rule that has existing precedent in other ARRL events (see below)?  "Rover-to-Rover QSO's do not count for contest credit."  That would certainly encourage rovers to create stations that are equipped to make QSO's over greater distances and with other stations.  Additionaly, if the "self-absorbed rally" is really that much fun, it can still occur as a CWAC, but not celebrated as a sanctioned part of the core event.

Ev, W2EV

Field Day: 4.6. (Class D) Home stations: Stations operating from permanent or licensed station locations using commercial power. Class D stations may only count contacts made with Class A, B, C, E and F Field Day stations.

ARRL 10 Meter Contest: Non-W/VE stations count primarily as QSO credit (thought IARU Region is a minor multiplier).

ARRL 160 Meter Contest: "DX-to-DX QSOs do not count for contest credit. "

etc, etc, etc.

Then, on VHF, there's the January VHF Sweepstakes, June VHF QSO Party and September VHF QSO Party: "Foreign stations work W/VE amateurs only."


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