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I've worked a number of contests since I got my license, but never a Rookie Roundup and this was my last chance. At first, I did not know what CQ to call until I realized that CQ RR would work. I searched in vain for someone calling CQ RR and worked a number of veterans until I worked W6UP in CA - my only rookie contact. With CW not required for a license, I wonder what percentage of rookies have tried to learn CW. I am guessing not many. Thanks and 73 Rich KC3MIO
I had a blast with this one, my last name is Morse but it surely didn't help me gain any extra points!!
This was my last year qualifying as a Rookie. I'm very thankful for the 5 QSOs I made but felt that knowledge/awareness of this contest is incredibly low. Someone spotted me on the cluster but seemed confused as to what "RR" was. I know my CW signal was reaching out as the RBN showed me well in to Europe. Just... hardly anyone was biting. :(