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AA6W   Contact Moderator
A fun contest!  Where were all the rookies this year ?  I tuned up and
down the 20m and 40m bands for 2 hours.  I only worked 1 rookie, and I worked
another 4 non-rookies.  The bands were not too busy, and definitely lacked many rookies.  I will
look for more rookies next year.  Best wishes in 2020 contest season.  My best regards,  Don AA6W.
AC1GF   Contact Moderator
Disappointed by lack of rookie participation.
Still had fun though.Made many contacts with stations who
were not aware of contest. I did not count these in QSO count.
K0AVN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
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K4BAI   Contact Moderator
Operated about 3 hours and 45 minutes listening on 20, 40, and 80M CW for stations who were rookies
or were sending CQ RR.  Heard one S&P station on 40M and worked him by calling CQ R because he was
only going to be S&P.  From what I could hear, other non-rookie stations calling "CQ R" got answered
only by other non-rookie stations.  This was a big waste of time for me and others and was good only
for those few Rookies participating.

I suggest that suggested frequencies be added, maybe for CW, 045 to 065 kHz on each band so the
universe of frequencies can be reduced for those of us looking for Rookies and for the Rookies to
know where to call.  It also needs more publicity.  Just putting it on the contest webpage and an
occasional mention in QST isn't getting the job done.  

73, John, K4BAI.
K5IX   Contact Moderator
I look forward to this event every year.  Wish there were more Rookies on the air!  The rookies I
worked had nice fists.
NS2N   Contact Moderator
Hard time finding RR contacts. No problem finding non-activity stations to work.