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AB1QB   Contact Moderator
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!
AE7DW   Contact Moderator
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.
AF5Q   Contact Moderator
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.
AK4ZF   Contact Moderator
Had fun!
AK4ZG   Contact Moderator
I got my radio on the air for the first time and I made my first QSO. It was fun.
HZ1TT   Contact Moderator
K1TNT   Contact Moderator
This was a very cool experience!  :-)
K4AMQ   Contact Moderator
This my first year participating and I had a lot of fun!
K4WSW   Contact Moderator
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. 

Bill  K4WSW
Alpharetta, GA
K5WRN   Contact Moderator
K7NGL   Contact Moderator
Loved this contest and can't wait to do this next year; one more time.  I'm still "green" but loved
K7PPY   Contact Moderator
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!
K9QJS   Contact Moderator
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.
KB1YDO   Contact Moderator
Operatored 10-Meter Band only 28.300 - 28.500
KB6NU   Contact Moderator
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.
KC9LBO   Contact Moderator
It was a lot more fun than last year!! 

Tahmara Kc9ujm Age-10
KC9UHH   Contact Moderator
caught me on a sick day - watch out next year!!!
KD0PCP   Contact Moderator
Score submitted by Jason Joens (KD0MND) Please CC emails to jason@kd0mnd.com
KD0TSX   Contact Moderator
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!
KD2ARU   Contact Moderator
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.
KD2BPJ   Contact Moderator
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!
KD8QYE   Contact Moderator
was fun and was able to get my last to states
KF5BA   Contact Moderator
No longer a rookie. Just helping Qualified Rookies with points.


Bobby, KF5BA
KF5SDB   Contact Moderator
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!
KF5UTS/AG   Contact Moderator
Was operating qrp with new general privileges (/AG)
KF7QIY   Contact Moderator
Thanks AARL
KF7QPK   Contact Moderator
Had fun!  Bands didnt cooperate with me, but enjoyed!
KF7TAH   Contact Moderator
My first time ever on HF, thanks. 73
KJ6PUN   Contact Moderator
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.
KJ6PUO   Contact Moderator
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.
KJ6PZM   Contact Moderator
It was certainly fun and interesting! :)
KK4CIS   Contact Moderator
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
KK4DZP   Contact Moderator
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!!
KK4HEG   Contact Moderator
KK4ITX   Contact Moderator
Good time was had by all.  Electrical storm activity made copy difficult to impossible on 20m.
KK4JSJ   Contact Moderator
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.
KK6CWV/W6YX   Contact Moderator
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
N1RLR   Contact Moderator
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

Dick Russell - N1RLR
N4PEG   Contact Moderator
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
N5XG   Contact Moderator
I remember the Novice Round Up days in the 50's and this sounded interesting, it was.
N7SMI   Contact Moderator
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.
N8HR   Contact Moderator
What a great contest! Tyler and I had a great time working 'em as fast as we could. Sweepstakes
NT1Y   Contact Moderator
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.
NZ9Y   Contact Moderator
Very fun to see so many old timers, licensed 40-50 even 60 years coming out to work us rookies!
VE7PFH   Contact Moderator
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.

Fred VE7IO
W7PXL/K7JLP   Contact Moderator
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!
W8WRK   Contact Moderator
our newer operators had a great time!
WD7I   Contact Moderator
Thanks for running this nice contest.