AMSAT Rover Award

1. The AMSAT Rover award is granted to stations who achieve a combined 25 points using any combination of the following achievements:
  • 1 base point for each grid square activated outside your home grid square using a single-channel FM satellite transponder.
  • 2 base points for each grid square activated outside your home grid square using a linear (SSB/CW) satellite transponder.
  • 3 base points for each grid square activated outside your home grid square using a digital mode satellite transponder. This includes those carrying digital voice such as LO-90. Other examples: ISS packet, NO-84 PSK31
  • 1 additional point added to each grid square score for activating a state, province, or DX entity outside your home entities. Example: Activating 1 grid square on SSB outside your home DX entity = 2 + 1 = 3 points awarded.
  • 5 additional points for advertising your grid operation using an open and public social media account, tagging @amsat or #amsat at least 24 hours in advance of the activation. These additional points are not multiplied for grid boundary operations. If you operate a two or four-way boundary, only 5 additional points are awarded. Advertisement via the AMSAT-BB email listserv or AMSAT News Service (ANS) will count for this bonus.
  • 5 additional points for photographing your grid operation and posting them afterwards using an open and public social media account, tagging @amsat or #amsat. These additional points are not multiplied for grid boundary operations. If you operate a two or four-way boundary, only 5 additional points are awarded.
  • 10 points for activating a grid square while operating Maritime Mobile (/MM.) This will also result in a /MM endorsement on the award. This supersedes any base point calculation based on mode.
  • 15 points for documenting your grid activation in an article published in the AMSAT Journal. The article must document the planning of your activation, equipment used, and general comments on the lessons learned from the operation.
2. For this award, your home grid is defined by the record of your licensing authority. 3. Two and four-way grid boundaries will count as a multiplier to the qualified points based on mode (FM, SSB/CW, or Digital.) Examples: Two-way grid boundary operated on SSB = 2 x 2 = 4 points awarded. Four-way grid boundary operated on FM = 4 x 1 = 4 points awarded. 4. Eligibility for this award is based on portable satellite operating on or after January 1, 2018. 5. To claim an activation of a grid square, you must complete at least one confirmed two-way QSO from that grid square. You may earn points for activating a grid square on each mode defined above, but must complete at least one confirmed two-way QSO on each mode claimed. Once you have claimed an activation of a grid square on each mode, you may not earn any more base points or bonus points for an activation of that grid (unless you activate another state, province, or DXCC entity from the same grid). Either LoTW QSO detail screenshots or scanned QSL cards may be used as confirmation of an activation. The LoTW screenshot or scanned QSL card must indicate your grid square and satellite used (and complete station location information if you wish to claim extra points for activating a grid square outside your home state, province, or DXCC). Screenshots or URLs of appropriate social media postings for bonus points must indicate grid squares and/or entities activated. Note: For the purposes of this award, state means any U. S. state plus the District of Columbia. Province means any Canadian province or territory. DXCC entities are as defined on the ARRL DXCC list. To apply for this award, email your score calculation, details, and required evidence to kk5do@amsat.org. A scoresheet is in development, but is not required to apply for this award.


RoverCallDate Issued
001AC0RA 02 Jan 2018
002WD9EWK 05 Jan 2018
003NJ4Y 08 Jan 2018
004M0IDA 09 Jan 2018
005KG5GJT 12 Jan 2018
006EB1AO 18 Jan 2018
007N7AGF 22 Jan 2018
008N4YHC29 Jan 2018
009W0S07 Feb 2018
010KE0PBR08 Feb 2018
011K5IX18 Feb 2018
012AK4WQ23 Feb 2018
013WI7P25 Feb 2018
014K5ND09 Mar 2018
015N6UA12 Mar 2018
016N9IP16 Mar 2018
017N4UFO04 Apr 2018
018K7TAB27 Apr 2018
019K8BL10 May 2018
020AD0DX16 May 2018
021HB9WDF28 May 2018
022KE4AL28 May 2018
023KE9AJ30 May 2018
024AA8CH27 Jun 2018
025WY7AA29 Jun 2018
026KE8FZT17 Jul 2018
027KX9X21 Jul 2018
028K4FTP30 Jul 2018
029KB2YSI15 Aug 2018
030N3CRT17 Aug 2018
031N2WLS19 Aug 2018
032K2MTS22 Aug 2018
033AI6DO23 Aug 2018
034KD8RTT18 Aug 2018
035AD7DB26 Sep 2018
036AB5SS24 Nov 2018
037W9TWJ26 Nov 2018
038WN9Q07 Dec 2018
039KM6NJL12 Dec 2018
040KM4LAO18 Dec 2018
041KI7UNJ12 Feb 2019
042CJ7EWK/306 Jun 2019
043N7EGY01 Jul 2019
044CU2ZG28 Jul 2019
045K9EI04 Sep 2019
046KR5Z06 Sep 2019
047N4DCW26 Oct 2019
048KC9VGG28 Dec 2019
049W3ZM/9 (op KC9VGG)28 Dec 2019
050W5PFG04 Jan 2020
051PR8KW02 Mar 2020
052LW2DAF08 Apr 2020
053N0TEL10 May 2020
054AK7DD18 May 2020
055KE0WPA23 May 2020
056WI4T25 May 2020