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CSVHFS sponsors new award for VHF+ Rovers/Portable

The Central States VHF Society has a Reverse VUCC award that they are 
sponsoring for operators that are Rovers. There are several AMSAT members that 
qualify for this and many more that could work towards it. Just have to work 
from 100 different grids instead of working 100 different grids from your home. 


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Date sent:      	Fri, 24 Dec 2004 09:18:35 -0600
From:           	Mike Urich <mike@ka5cvh.com>
Subject:        	[CLARC] CSVHFS sponsors new award for VHF+ Rovers/Portables
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Here is an announcement of a new award that the CSVHFS is sponsoring.
We are excited about recognizing the significant effort made by
rovers/portables while activating so many grids for fixed stations.
Announcement follows below.
Direct link is: http://www.csvhfs.org/CSVHFVUC.HTML

This is NOT an easy award.  6, 2, and 2304 stand to be the toughest
bands on which to earn this significant award.

Bruce Richardson - W9FZ
"The Seether's Louise" - Veruca Salt


Central States VHF Society Initiates New Award Program
Recognizing Rovers/Portables

Fixed station operators have long appreciated the efforts to
which Rovers go to activate rare grids--both in contests and
outside of contests.  While the fixed station operator is
collecting grids usable for earning the ARRL's VUCC award,
the rover or portable station, until now, has been unable to
put his work towards a similar award.

The award is called the Reverse VUCC Award.  The abbreviation
is VUCC/r.  It is not an easy award to earn.  Those who can
meet it's stringent rules will have earned a cherished honor.

The rules follow below.  Briefly, the award is very similar to
the ARRL's VUCC, but rather than contact a set number of grids
on a frequency band, the goal is to make contacts FROM a set
number of grids per band.  The number of grids coincides with
the ARRL award.  Certificates will be awarded as well as
endorsement stickers.  QSL cards are required and will be
verified by the program administrator. Awards will be presented
with a unique serial number.  There is no fee except return
postage must be included (for the QSL cards).

The award comes into fruition due to the efforts of Bill Wageman,
K5MAT, who is the program administrator.  Rules and contact
information will always be available on the CSVHFS website at
www.csvhfs.org .  Rovers and portables, take a look at the rules,
initiate cards from all those QSO's from your past, and submit
entries for this significant award.

VUCC/r Rules:

The Central States VHF Society is sponsoring a new VUCC/r(over) award.
Its purpose is to recognize the contribution of rover station operators
to the world of grid hunting. Rovers are folks operating while mobile
in motion or temporarily parked to give out grids to fixed stations.
Contacts made on January 1, 1983 or later qualify. The rules that
govern ARRL's VUCC are also applicable to VUCC/r with the following
exceptions and qualifications:

1. All contacts must be made operating while away from the home station

2. The applicant must work and confirm contacts made while activating
the appropriate number of grids, but the number of grids worked by the
rover is not relevant. QSL cards must include the mode, both calls,
and both grids along with the other usual data. If the rover's grid
is not shown, the applicant should write it in pencil on the card and
enclose a copy of the operating log of the rover showing the grid from
which the operation took place.

3. At frequencies below 1.3 GHz any number of stations in any number
of grids may be worked. Above that frequency target stations worked
must all be within the 300 meter circle that is specified by VUCC rules.
The location of the target stations must be indicated on their cards
by at least the four digit grid, or preferably their lat/lon or some
other indication that they were inside the same circle. The rover, of
course, is obviously required to move around.

4. Endorsements above the basic award may be submitted just as in VUCC.

5. The only report form needed is a readable alphabetized list of the
grids from which operation was done with the calls of the station
worked. The applicants call and name must be clearly stated.

6. All cards and forms, along with appropriate self-addressed packaging
with sufficient postage for the return of the cards plus a business size
envelope (if folding the certificate is OK) or 9" by 12" or larger SASE
should be sent to Bill Wageman K5MAT, CSVHFS VUCC/r Award, 7309 Avenida
La Costa, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109-3900.

Good hunting to those rovers out there!


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Mike Urich, KA5CVH

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