The Repeater Roundabout will begin on November 11th, 2023 at 00:00, and end on November 12th, 2023 at 23:59, Pacific time.
Only these 74 participating repeaters from 32 radio groups are eligible for scoring points in the Repeater Roundabout. Please stick to these repeaters; we don’t want to annoy anyone who did not want to bring the contest to their repeater.
Please ensure that there is no ongoing activity on a repeater (such as a net) before you call for contacts. We cannot interfere with normal operation.
You should exchange
Feel free to chat about anything and everything, though !
- You score one point for each contact you make on any repeater in this list. Multiple contacts on the same repeater count this year, so feel free to “run” a repeater ! The person you contact does not necessarily have to be participating in the Repeater Roundabout for you to score a point – any contact counts.
- Collect ‘em all ! If you make a contact on all repeaters with the same club designation on the list of participating repeaters (for systems with at least two repeaters), your point score doubles for that system. For example, the PSRG operates a 2m repeater, a 6m repeater, and a 70cm repeater. If you log a contact on all three of them, you score six points instead of three.
- It pays to QRP. If you’re running 5W or less, the points you score are doubled.
You should log
- the date and time (in Pacific time) of the contact
- the callsign of the person you contacted
- their signal report for your signal
- the repeater’s Repeater Roundabout number (RR#) – see the repeaters page
- whether your contact was QRP (5W or less)
You must use this spreadsheet for logging, to make it easier to calculate your points. To get started, click on
Make a copy or
Here’s an example log file :
Logs can be submitted on this page. After the contest, a leaderboard will be published on this website. Logs must be returned to K7DRQ by November 20th to qualify.
- Is there a prize ?
- Fame and fortune await you ! Or at least fame. There might be a trophy too.
- Can I arrange a contact beforehand ?
- Yes, skeds are perfectly okay ! Arranging your QSO beforehand is perfectly fine.
- Can I use Echolink or Allstar ?
- You sure can ! The rules are the same, and nothing changes in the way you log your contacts. If a repeater has Echolink or Allstar, you can use it to make your contact.
- Will each repeater have a club member monitoring ?
- Perhaps ! This will come down to club strategy. Get on a repeater, ask to chat to someone, and see what happens. If you’re lucky, you’ll find someone who’s also participating in the Repeater Roundabout, and you can share your progress. If they aren’t, you can still chat about anything and everything, and the contact still counts.
- Can I send logs in ADIF format ?
- No, sorry. The spreadsheet is the only way to log your contacts. See the logging page for more information.