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ROMER REWARDS

Jul 22nd 2011, 18:25

W0WHW

Joined: Oct 28th 2004, 13:56
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I wish someone at ARRL would seriously consider the benefits of allowing Romers to obtain credit for contacts made from their Romer location in the several VHF contests especially Satellite grid awards and worked all XXX awards.. Romers add a lot of contacts from locations that do not have many amateur radio operators present. For example the grid FN77XB west off the northwest coast of Prince Edward Island in Canada. Only three roads barely coming into the grid. Without a boat or a Romer, no one is going to have an easy time obtaining this grid.

I was a Romer for XE2AT for several years and added approximately 50 grids to his total, I got credit for the grids that represented stations that contracts me or that I contacted, but I was not allowed credit for the 50 rare grids that I provided to a number of contesters.

to incinitize individuals to become Romers, the contesting powers to be should seriously consider allowing Romers credit for the grid that they are located in.
Jul 27th 2011, 00:25

KX9X

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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In ARRL contests, Rovers do receive a multiplier credit for every grid they make a QSO from. If you activate 4 grids during your contest rove, your multiplier total goes up by 4.
Jul 28th 2011, 19:15

W0WHW

Joined: Oct 28th 2004, 13:56
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I am sorry, maybe I should have said awards instead of contests.... Worked all States, etc.
Jul 29th 2011, 12:59

W1VT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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The Central States VHF society offers a reverse VUCC award for stations operating from multiple grid squares.

http://www.csvhfs.org/CSVHFVUC.HTML
Oct 11th 2011, 16:50

K5TTT

Joined: Apr 4th 1998, 00:00
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The link on CSVHF has changed to http://www.csvhfs.org/vuccdesc.html and the honor roll has been recently updated.

73,
Charlie, K5TTT

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