Rovers are mobile contesters who operate from more than one location during a contest. Working a rover using the same call from a different location is a valid QSO, not a duplicate.
When the rules for a contest allow rovers, the Log table has a column titled (you guessed!) Rover, with cells containing a checkbox. You can manually identify a call as a rover by checking the box for any QSO with that call; SkookumLogger will then check the boxes for all the other QSOs with that call.
A new logged QSO with a known rover is automatically marked as a rover.
SkookumLogger automatically checks for new rovers when logging a QSO, by comparing the location for the new QSO with the locations for previous QSOs with the same call. If a different location is found, the call is marked as a rover.
When a contest has rovers, SkookumLogger usually cannot determine the needed status for a call until you enter a location (typically a county/district code or a grid). If the call is not marked as a rover and the call is in your log or in your Exchange Database , SkookumLogger can sometimes determine needed status from previous QSOs with that call.
Being a Rover
Use the Sent Exchange Editor to change your location before logging QSOs from a new location.
Some QSO Parties allow rovers to sit near a county line and provide credit for the counties on both sides of the line in one exchange, by separating the county code with a slash. If your are straddling a county line yourself, separate the codes with a slash when defining the counties in the Sent Exchange Editor. When you log a county-line QSO, SkookumLogger will create separate QSOs for each combination of sent and received counties.
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