North American High Speed Meteor Scatter
2005 Winter Rally | |

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Rovers: QSO points x (Unique grid squares worked per band + Number of grids from which at least 1 QSO was completed). This is the standard rover scoring formula for VHF contests. Rovers compete with fixed stations for awards. Assisted operators are strongly encouraged to work unassisted operators. As incentive, assisted operator entries can score unscheduled (ie. unassisted) QSOs with unassisted points. If a station has already been worked with assisted scoring, replace with appropriate unassisted points. Example: K1JT works W8WN on 144 MHz after scheduling on Pingjockey. The QSO is scored with 1 point. Later in the rally, these stations work randomly. The QSO is now scored with 3 points.
1) The summary should include: i) Your call, ii) Your time zone, iii) Assisted or Unassisted, iv) High or Low power, v) QSOs per band, and vi) Final claimed score. Examples can be seen here. Please show the arithmetic you use to obtain your final score, ie. QSO points x Multipliers = Final Score. 2) For each QSO, the log must show: i) Date, ii) Time (UTC), iii) Callsign of station worked, iv) Grid, v) Band (50, 144, etc), and vi) QSO points. Submission of the log as an Excel spreadsheet (arrange the columns as shown above) by email is strongly encouraged, although any convenient log submission format is acceptable. OpenOffice Calc is an excellent free program that almost perfectly mimics Excel. It can be downloaded here. Logs should be emailed by January 19, 2006 to Mike WB2FKO (mph@swcp.com) or regular mail at 3209 Cagua Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110.
Rally coordinators: Joe (K1JT); Russ (K2TXB); John (N6ENU); Mike (WB2FKO) | |