ROVERLIMITED
ROVER
UNLIMITED
ROVER
# of bandsno changeup to 4same as ROVER
bands availableno change50 / 144 / 222 / 432
August UHF: 222/432/903/1296
same as ROVER
power limitno changesame as SOLP*same as ROVER
QSO limit with
any one rover
100100no limits
must transport
all eqpt
yesyesno
# of driversno limitsno limitsno limits
# of operatorsmaximum of 2maximum of 2no limits
# of observersno limitsno limitsno limits
# of vehicles
per callsign
11no limits
APRS1)  beacon mode only
2)  callsign & position only
3)  digipeaters/Internet or direct
same as ROVERsame as ROVER
HamIMyesyesyes
score can count
toward club score
yesyesno





ARRL Members:

All Multiops:

Rules:


Rovers:

Electronically submitting your rover log in the right category requires that your log file contain the proper category description in the Cabrillo format.
Cabrillo tutorial

Descriptions of the rover categories in ARRL VHF+ and UHF contests can be found in section 2.3 of the General Rules For All ARRL Contests Above 50 MHz, located at:
http://www.arrl.org/general-rules-for-arrl-contests-above-50-mhz
The complete Cabrillo log file format specification is on-line at
http://www.kkn.net/~trey/cabrillo

Use the CATEGORY-OPERATOR tag to specify the number of operators in your Rover. The choices are SINGLE-OP, MULTI-OP or CHECKLOG. If you're roving by yourself, choose SINGLE-OP. If you have two or more operators in your rover operation, choose MULTI-OP. If you choose CHECKLOG, your log will be used in the contest adjudication process, but your score will not count.

Use the CATEGORY-STATION tag to specify your rover category. The choices are:

ROVER
ROVER-LIMITED
ROVER-UNLIMITED

There must be a hyphen between ROVER and the word LIMITED or UNLIMITED.

Use the CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER tag to specify the number of transmitters that are simultaneously on the air. Your choices are ONE or UNLIMITED.

Use the CATEGORY-POWER tag to specify your power category. The choices for the Rover and Unlimited Rover categories are HIGH and LOW. Limited Rovers have the same power restrictions as Single-Operator Low-Power and must specify power as LOW. QRP is not a valid power selection for any Rover category. Remember that there will be no sub-division of the Rover and Unlimited Rover scores based on power.

Here is a sample Cabrillo 3.0 header for the June VHF Contest, using the bogus call "BØGUS/R" entering as an Unlimited Rover with two operators:

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
ARRL-SECTION: CT
CALLSIGN: BØGUS/R 
CLAIMED-SCORE: 435
CLUB: None
CONTEST: ARRL-VHF-JAN
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: Multi-op
CATEGORY-STATION: Rover-Unlimited
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: Unlimited
CATEGORY-POWER: High
NAME: Hawley Smoot
ADDRESS: 111 1st St.
ADDRESS: Bogus, CT 11111
ADDRESS: 
OPERATORS: KX9X, NN1N
SOAPBOX: Gasoline sure is expensive!
SOAPBOX: Hilltops are good!

If your logging software creates a Cabrillo file version 2.5 or earlier, manually change the header to match the format in the example above. A Cabrillo file is just a text file; PC's that use Windows can edit text files in Notepad, found under Programs > Accessories.

As always, electronic log submissions for this contest in Cabrillo format should be emailed to
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If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at
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Thanks for your support of the ARRL VHF contests, and be safe when roving.

73,

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Media and Public Relations Manager

ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
225 Main Street
Newington CT 06111-1494
Telephone: 860-594-0232
Fax: 860-594-0259
email:arrl.org@skutzko
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