[VHFcontesting] Why don't you rove?

Dan Evans dan.evans at insightbb.com
Tue Dec 9 06:54:59 EST 2008

Roving is a lot of work, but a lot of fun also.

Another thing that discourages the "try it once Rover" is duplicating 
equipment.  Most folks don't want to drag their "Pro III" and 
transverter stack out on the road.  Even if you have a mkIIg in the 
family van, it is still a challenge to come up with antennas.

And besides, if you have a "Pro III and transverter stack" with 200' 
towers at home, why leave it behind???  hi hi.

I would guess that many Rovers are like me.  I don't have much of a home 
station, so I take my equipment on the road to make it more fun.

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Jim Worsham wrote:
> I will take a shot at this.  The reason I don't rove is I am lazy.  Roving
> is HARD work.  

> clip... 

> God bless the rovers!
> 73
> Jim, W4KXY
> So, if you are an active VHF contester, particularly for a long time,  
> why don't you rove? Why don't you try roving?
> What would it take for you to take up roving?
> How much do rovers add to your VHF contesting experience?
> If you have roved and stopped, why did you stop?
> I find roving rewarding, envigorating, challenging, educational, and  
> for the life of me don't understand why everyone doesn't try it at  
> least once. - Duffey
> --
> James Duffey
> Cedar Crest NM

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