- Fall Sprints Announced July 27, 2011Bruce Randall, WD4JQV, the 2011 Fall Sprint Chairman, announced the schedule and the rules for this year s Sprints.Message 1 of 1 , Sep 16, 2011View SourceFall Sprints AnnouncedBruce Randall, WD4JQV, the 2011 Fall Sprint Chairman, announced the schedule and the rules for this year's Sprints.
July 27, 2011Changes this year include 6-digit grid squares and distance scoring on microwaves. This year's schedule is as follows:
144 MHz 7 pm to 11 pm local Mon, Sep 19 222 MHz 7 pm to 11 pm local Tue, Sep 27 432 MHz 7 pm to 11 pm local Wed, Oct 5 Microwaves 7 am to 1 pm local Sat, Oct 22 50 MHz 2300 to 0300 UTC Sat, Oct 29 - Sun, Oct 30Introducing the 2011 Fall VHF/UHF Sprints:The Southeastern VHF Society is again sponsoring the Fall VHF/UHFSprints. All amateurs are encouraged to participate, even if only in a smallway. They are meant to get everyone on the air. The rules encouragerover, microwave operation and the casual operator new to VHF/UHF.This year we are using 6 digit grid squares and distance scoring on theMicrowaves.The contest is intended for single operator, single transmitter entries.However, if one wishes to introduce a newcomer to weak signal vhf/uhfoperations, the sponsors of the contest reserve the right to allow such entries, if identified as such.In no case will there be more than 1 radio operator at one time. A second person can not serve as a“spotter” while the first operates. Operating categories are still Single Op and Rover.Sprints are held on different days for each band except for the Microwaves (902 and up) that areheld together. The operating time for each Sprint is short (like a sprint :-) and meant to compressthe activity into a shorter time span.At present we do not have any plaque sponsors. If you would like to sponsor a plaque for one of theSprints please contact the Fall Sprints Chairman Bruce Randall WD4JQV. WD4JQV@....While the rules for the Fall Sprints are set for 2011, we are always open to suggestions on how toimprove them for the future. If you have an idea on how to make the Fall Sprints better for nextyear (different dates, times, rule change, etc.) please drop the Fall Sprints Chairman a note and helpout.Please notice that, except for rovers and the microwave sprint, the scoring is more like theARRL June VHF contest now.This will allow computer programs to both generate the logs andcheck the logs.Rover scoring is intended to encourage activation of many grids!Down East Microwave (downeastmicrowave.com) is again supporting the Fall Sprints bysponsoring two participation award drawings. The drawings will be made at the SVHFSConference from the stations that turn in logs showing contacts in the 222 MHz Sprint and/or theMicrowave Sprint. One drawing for each. The two drawing winners will receive $100 giftcertificates for DEMI products. You do not have to be present to win. The awards are beingsponsored to encourage amateurs to get active on 222 MHz and the Microwave bands. Our thanksto Steve and Sandra for their continued support!!For details and up-to-date information about the Fall Sprints and the annual technical conferencethe Southeastern VHF Society sponsors, please visit our website at www.svhfs.org73, have fun, and good luck!Bruce Randall WD4JQVfallsprints@...2011 Fall Sprint Chairman