The QSO Party Rules
This is a 48 hour period. All stations may operate the full 48 hours.
Objective: To provide the opportunity for Amateur Radio Operators to contact and exchange QSO information with Vermont Amateur Radio operators in accordance with the rules of operation.
(A) Single operator: One person performs all operating and logging functions. Use of spotting nets (operator arrangements involving assistance through DX-alerting nets, PacketCluster, CW Skimmer, self spotting, etc) is not permitted. Only one (1) transmitted signal on the air at any time. There are no limits on band changes.
(B) Multi-operator: Those obtaining any form of assistance, such as relief operators, loggers, or use of spotting nets. Self spotting is not permitted. There are no limits on band changes.
(1) Multi-Single: Only one (1) transmitted signal on the air at any time.
(2) Multi-Multi: More than one (1) transmitted signal on the air at any time. No simultaneous SSB/CW signals on one band at the same time.
Mobile: Mobile is a station that is self-contained (radio, antenna, power source) capable of motion. Motion is optional. The Mobile category is not limited by the number of operators for competition purposes. Mobile entrants may be either Single Operator or Multi-operator. There are two classes of Single Operator for mobiles.
(1) Single Operator. One person performs all operating, logging, and driving functions. NOTE – Operating in this category does not require simultaneous operating, logging and driving. Operators who choose to simultaneously operate, log and drive are reminded that doing so can be extremely dangerous. Operators in this category are encouraged to do so with utmost attention to driving safety.
(2) Single Operator Plus Driver. The entrant performs all operating and logging functions and has a separate driver who need not be a licensed Amateur. The driver may not assist in any operating or logging functions. Please note the driver in your entry.
(D) School: (University, College, High School, etc.). Operation is to take place from a station on campus. Operation from a club members home station is ONLY allowed if there is no station on campus. Operators can be Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni from the School. Awards will be issued to top Vermont and top non-Vermont School. For award purposes, there is not distinction between Single and Multi Operator Stations of Power Levels in this catagory.
(E) Clubs: For award purposes, there is no distinction between Single and Multi operator stations or power levels in this category.
Tilt-N-Raise and Vermont QSO Party
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