[VHFcontesting] a new Strategy for home and club stations

Zack Widup w9sz.zack at gmail.com
Sat May 30 07:24:06 PDT 2009

I'ver never done this yet but I've occasionbally thought of calling a pizza
place 15 miles away with my cell phone when I'm on a hilltop and ordering a

I can imagine the response - "You want it delivered WHERE?"

Seriously, I usually carry a cell phone with me when I'm more than about 10
miles away from home. A couple months ago I was out taking some pictures and
got stuck in the mud on a Sunday evening. It was bad enough I had to call a
tow truck on a Sunday evening, but without the phone I would've just ended
up sleeping in the car that night.

I don't have a GPS unit. If I ever do Roving seriously, I'll definitely need

73, Zack W9SZ

On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 7:10 AM, James French <w8iss at wideopenwest.com>wrote:

> I do have a newer GPS now and the cellphone is never used a lot since I
> don't carry it with me unless I need it plus that means the battery is
> usually dead unless I have it plugged into the cig lighter. I don't
> have a need for a cellphone but the wife thought I needed one for her to
> get ahold of me when she wanted to...<L>
> What happens when you forget to charge the cellphone and forget the car
> charger for the GPS and phone?
> I am asking this question because I have submitted logs in the past and
> KNOW that the time is NOT that accurate. I have been told by others
> locally that the time NEEDS to be within a two-minute window or the log
> could be rejected for inaccuracy. I am wondering how true this is?
> James W8ISS
> =====
>  On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 05:57 -0600, Jim Smith wrote:
> > >
> > > Since Zack has brought this up about forgetting to account for the time
> > > correctly, I have been told that if I don't have the QSO time correct
> > > within a two minute time frame that my log could be disallowed. My
> > > clocks when out in the field are not that accurate most of the time,
> > > but I do try to log as correct as I can though.
> > >
> > > Has anyone heard or seen of this?
> > >
> > > James W8ISS
> > >
> >
> > Hi James,
> > If you are 'out in the field' you should have a GPS with you.  The GPS
> > shows time accurate to well within a second.  So do most cell phones.
> > 73,
> >
> > Jim  W0EEA
> >
> >

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