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What a great time.
Thanks for your patience. This was my last RR as a rookie, they were fun! I hope to work you in many contests to come. Maybe without all the fills next time. I'm working on that.
I threw out two qso's where I failed to get a year for first license. Otherwise, had 49 non rookie qso's.
K2 @ 90 watts, CF Wire 7 EF Wire, N1MM Activity was slow. Provided 1st ever QSO to NR3P! CU next year! 73,Dick K2ZR
I really enjoyed this event using my El-Key given to me by Brian, K3KO. My last qso was a highlight, while running on 7.051, getting a call from 9A206W. Antenna was a homebrew 12g stranded wire dipole with 70 watts. It was my final contact of the day and brought a big smile, and sense of satifaction. Thank you to all who worked me and happy hollidays. 73/Jim/K4AOA
Working conditions: TS2000. 100w. Dipoles in QTH attic. K1EL keyer. Kent twin paddle key. HRD logging software.
Fun! First contest.
Thanks to everyone for the QSOs, especially the non-rookies that took the time to work us rookies. I was plagued with bad QRN on 20 meters, so sorry to all the stations I couldn't pull out of the noise. Not sure if conditions were just noisy or if my neighbor got a new plasma TV, hi hi. Ran 100 watts into a G5RV @ 35 feet. Happy holidays!
This was my first AARL contest. I stayed on 40 meters QRP and had a ball. I was surprised at the number of contacts with 5 watts.
GREAT FUN, THOUGH MY TIME WAS LIMITED AND 20 METERS AND ABOVE WERE UN USABLE DUE TO LOCAL LINE NOISE. I HOPE TO PUT IN A FULL SIX HOUR EFFORT NEXT YEAR IN SUPPORT OF THE ROOKIES. THANKS FOR ALL WHO CALLED. MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! 73, BILL, KC4D
great fun, my first contest
I found the RR to be fun, but I had a lot of difficulty copying call signs at times. Many apologies to any calling stations whose call sign I just couldn't copy. 73 KK4CIS
K2ZR was very patient with me....
I had a lot of fun helping the rookies with my Vintage FT-901DM. It was a great way to spend a wet& rainchilly afternoon. 73 Gerry
Nice to work a bunch of rookies ! Go gettim' guys ! 73 de VE9AA, Mike in NB
Had a lot of fun working QRP. Thanks especially to all the non-rookies helping out and being patient
Thanks to everyone including all O.T.s helping. It got a bit slow last two hours except the last 10 minutes.
My first ARRL contest! Been licensed since 1991 (actually had my first license in 1959), but have only lately begun interest in contesting. Band conditions here weren't great. Only made contact on 40 and 20 meters. Enjoyable!
Just a few Q's. Good to see more activity than last year.