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This was a great introduction to SSB contesting. I really enjoyed working the pileups on 20m - it helped to give me the confidence to work SSB as K2K in the upcoming 13 Colonies event the week of July 4. Thanks to all who worked me and for your kind words and encouragement!
With bad starting conditions, I thought things could only get better... These were the worst propagation conditions I have ever encountered in my 11 months of being licensed (Hi-Hi)... I am very proud of all the contacts I made; I really had to work for them!!! Best contest ever!!! Thank you to all of the great radio operators that hung in there and dug me out of the noise..you guys and gals are awesome!!! My sincerest apologies to those I could not get through to or pull out of the noise. 73 de AE7DW.
This is my first time doing the Rookie Roundup. It was a pleasure to pass out calls to the rookie operators and hope to do it again soon.
I got my radio on the air for the first time and I made my first QSO. It was fun.
FROME: SUDIA ARABIA MY SCORE:32 QSO:81 PTS:16 MLT:2
This was a very cool experience! :-)
This my first year participating and I had a lot of fun!
Very pleased to have made the Rookie Roundup this year, missed the first hour. It was great to work many rookies, thanks to all the non-rookie participants too! I for sure will want to put Rookie Round-up on my annual calendar to ensure a success year in, year out. 73, Bill K4WSW Alpharetta, GA
CHECK LOG ONLY PLEASE. WE MISSED THE RULE OF ONLY RUNNING 100W AND PARTICIPATED IN THE CONTEST WITH APPROXIMATELY 500W. WE WILL KNOW BETTER NEXT YEAR.
Loved this contest and can't wait to do this next year; one more time. I'm still "green" but loved participating.
Loved the Rookie Round up!! Nice work everyone!! Looking forward to next year. Called "CQ, CQ, CQ Contest Rookie Roundup K7PPY w/ Company" Learned a lot!
Lots of fun and it seemed like more Rookies participated this year than last. Not all experienced Hams new about the Rookie Roundup, and all were friendly and supportive.
Operatored 10-Meter Band only 28.300 - 28.500
I just happened across a couple of rookies on Sunday. If I'd have had more time, I would have tried to work more of them.
It was a lot more fun than last year!! Tahmara Kc9ujm Age-10
caught me on a sick day - watch out next year!!!
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Great contest! 100 watts makes it interesting to find a spot and CQ, lots of rookies at the same frequencies I'm sure made it interesting for the veterans who came back us. Above all, thank you to all the non-rookie stations willing to take the time and give a rookie a point!
Interesting - Late in contest started hearing non rookies getting back to contestants. Some of the 20m time found a lot of fadding in and out. Learned to time calls based on that cycle time.
I had a wonderful time. My very first contest and I cant wait till another one! Thank you. This was a wonderful opportunity to talk on HF and I cant wait to upgrade to General so I can do it all the time!
was fun and was able to get my last to states 1044
No longer a rookie. Just helping Qualified Rookies with points. Thanks, Bobby, KF5BA
That was a lot of fun. First contest I've worked. Log uploaded to Logbook of the World. Paper log on request. Cheers and 73!
Was operating qrp with new general privileges (/AG)
Had fun! Bands didnt cooperate with me, but enjoyed!
My first time ever on HF, thanks. 73
The Rookie Roundups have been a great oppurtunity to get on the air at a great station. Many thanks to Rebar (N6DB) and the Stanfard Amateur Radio club for hosting us during this contest.
A big day of first for me. My first time working on 15m and 40m, my first DX contact, the most contacts I've ever made in a single day. The rookie roundup has been a great skill and confidence builder. Many thanks to Rebar (N6DB) and the Stanford University club for hosting me and my son for the contest.
It was certainly fun and interesting! :)
Many thanks to the ARRL and to the participants for a fun contest. 20m was very crowded and propagation was nUnfortunately, no other band was working when 20m was somewhat open;ot that great from SFL. however, I enjoyed a brief run on 15m late in the day. See you in the RTTY test. 73 de KK4CIS
I really had a blast this year. This is my final year to be able to enter this SSB contest as a rookie; However, I will be out there working all the rookies in the futre contests for years to come!!! Thanks to those who made a contect with me in this contest. Good luck to all and good DX!! 73
FIRST ROUNDUP, LOT OF FUN DESPITE BAND CONDITIONS FIRST COUPLE OF HOURS ...HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE AT THE NEXT ROUNDUP ...FRED KK4HEG
Good time was had by all. Electrical storm activity made copy difficult to impossible on 20m.
Bands weren't the greatest here in Kentucky but it was fun to hear the pileups for the YL's. Very pleased with the help and friendly attitudes of all the OMs that were eager to help us rookies.
This was a bunch of fun!! Grateful to have been able to participate. Not sure i wrote the scoring correctly so here is the numbers on my log traking program. Qso's: 203 P: 252 M: 49 Total: 12348
All band conditions were less than nice; but did manage to bag NH, VT, and NJ in the last 10 minutes of contests. Big thanks to AF1T for making contacts with any rookie out there.Unfortunately, this was my first and only Rookie Roundup; but I will be out there next year to give the rookies some points. Dick Russell - N1RLR
This was a great time for me. I started out with KK4KYL in Aug of 2012 and was able to get my Vanity call, N4PEG in 2013. I will be on next year for sure. CW is going to be my next challenge and may get to participate in that one also. Peggy - N4PEG
I remember the Novice Round Up days in the 50's and this sounded interesting, it was.
Thanks for another great rookie roundup! Conditions were not very good, but I had a lot of fun working 20 meters almost exclusively. Thanks to all the non-rookies who worked us.
What a great contest! Tyler and I had a great time working 'em as fast as we could. Sweepstakes anyone!?
Had a blast! Lots of action on 20, but a noise floor of S8 killed me. Got more DX than stateside on 20. I'll be back next year to help the rookies.
Very fun to see so many old timers, licensed 40-50 even 60 years coming out to work us rookies! -NZ9Y
This was Pam's first contest in the run mode and she did very well particularly with the phonetics. I am sure she will be in the shack again for more contesting in the very near future. 73 Fred VE7IO
My very first experience with HF was extremely fun. Thanks to my club members W7RIL(Riley) and N7IY(Peter) and the use of the club station W7PXL, I was able to reach out farther than the 2m/440 repeaters I have been albe to experience so far. My focus on General and Extra just shifted into overdive from this experience! Thank you!
our newer operators had a great time!
Thanks for running this nice contest.