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Last Rookie Roundup for me as a rookie! Had fun!
I had a great time this afternoon meeting and working those who are the future of Amateur Radio. 73, AF3I
Band conditions seemed very rough today, but appreciate all the ops who made QSOs with us rookies! Wondering why total unique DX entities is asked for when only 1 generic DX multiplier is given? (5.2.4) Wouldn't submitting a Cabrillo file be easier?
N1MM / MMTTY / K3 / Delta Loop in palm trees. I was surprised at how many DX callers I had. Unfortunately, only 3 of them sent me the year in which they were first licensed. Bulk of activity was on 20m, but was able to work a few on 40m. Nothing on 10m or 15m heard in SFL and no replies to my CQs on those two band. Thanks for the Qs! 73 KK4CIS
As a bit of a RTTY Rookie myself, I enjoyed working a few Rookies and even bagged a couple of DX stations that called in. I wish we'd had better conditions but you get what you get!
First time in the Rookie Roundup for RTTY.
This was my first experience with rtty and I found that I liked it more than ssb/phone, as it was quite enjoyable.
Conditions on 20 meters seemed to shift during first 3 hours and signals were up and down. My last chance to operate as a rookie was fun and I look forward to working the rookies for years to come. I operated portable from 1829 to 2128 utc on solar / battery power using a MP-1 antenna from DM43ee. Thank You both Rookies' and Vets for the contacts.. 73's de WX7MB Mark