Spring Fling-Rover Roundup Set for Saturday, April 20

CVARC is planning a special amateur radio event for Saturday, April 20, 2024, with the goal of keeping alive the spirit of camaraderie and togetherness among hams in the Conejo Valley.  Let’s connect over the air and in person.  The idea is to have some fun.  Feel free to participate in whatever part of this event interests you.

Rover Roundup Contest: 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Picnic at Conejo Community Center: Noon to 3:00 P.M.

Spring Fling Rover Roundup Contest:  (Courtesy of Keith Elliot – W6KME):  Saturday, April 20, 2024, 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. local time.

  • FM simplex phone only.  2 meters only.  Recommended frequencies: 145.550 and 145.580
  • 1 QSO per call, per 6-digit Maidenhead grid. Only one QSO per call is allowed, unless either station has changed grid squares. Stations may log as many contacts with each other as possible as long as at least one station is operating from a new grid square.
  • Exchange: Call, First Name, LAST two digits of six-digit Maidenhead Grid and “Location #” (Location 1, Location 2, etc., with the “Location #” being the number of locations the station has operated from.)
  • Scoring: 1 point per QSO, PLUS 1 point for each grid square contacted.
  • Each grid square that a station operates FROM acts as a multiplier of the total score.
  • At the conclusion of the contest, scores must be submitted to Keith – W6KME during the post-contest picnic at the Conejo Community Center either in person or by any other means.  Scores may be submitted and recorded later, but won’t be eligible for prizes.
  • A detailed, interactive Maidenhead Grid Map is available here: https://dxcluster.ha8tks.hu/hamgeocoding/
  • Zoom in on the Conejo Valley in the map at the above link to find the SIX digit grids we will use for this contest. 

Spring Fling Picnic:  Conejo Community Center

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