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Could we not schedule any contests during a G1 - G2 storm, please? Tough going on the bands today. Sticking it out to the last hour sure made the difference, though. Thanks to everyone who participated in the RR!
Poor propagation here; all bands were very dead.
Most fun Ive had in a long time
Great fun. Good experience.
First Rookie Roundup and first contest for which I'm submitting logs. Had a blast and I'll be back! Thanks to all who worked me and for the nice sense of camaraderie shared by the rookies and elmers alike! Conditions weren't great, but I enjoyed the experience nonetheless. 73, K7ADD "BEN 13 WA"
My first contest ever, was a blast!
This was a terrific introduction into contesting. I really enjoyed working my station and talking to so many new Hams and old timers. I appreciate the help and advice of the experienced Hams. Thank you!
First contact for this new ham on HF was more than 9100 miles away in New Zealand! Thanks to KB1H for the use of his great station and the assistance from W1UJ.
10m only. Can't wait till next year
Great contest! I tried to work as many stations as I could, even though band conditions were very poor.
Congratulations to all the Rookies. 73 de KD4QMY
First contest. Was able to work my 1st special event station and also heard W1AW/0
Didn't make very many contacts, but had fun! Talked to the Queen Mary in California!
Rookies worked by band - 10m - 2; 15m - 3; 20m - 7; 40m - 2. It was a beautiful Easter day, so I set up my station outside. Thanks for the QSOs!
I did work YV4NN Daniel Venezuela and KH6GA Joe HI failing to request Date of their license I did not claim them for points. Thank you for this event. It was fun and I made new contacts.
Look forward to doing this again next year as a General Class.
Good event for rookies to learn contesting.. Bands was flat but did what we could do... Was fun till a RUDE operator SLAMMED my signal and walked all over my freq and took it over
Great first and last Rookie Round Up! What a great ham community with help and support for the rookies, hope to help next year's rookies! KF7YOU
Control Operator: NH6Y
Good time many interesting contacts and longer QSO's than last year. Many older hams on the air helping. Should be a multiplier for hooking up with a sailboat in the southern Gulf of Mexico !!
My first Rookie Roundup and look forward to the next. Band conditions were not good, but was able to make contacts during the times that the bands were OK. Thanks!
This was fun, glad I participated...
I had a blast today! It's too bad that the weather conditions weren't that great, and unfortunately, there were some high-powered stations that would tune within 2MHz of my frequency that I was calling CQ on. Also, it didn't help that it was Easter Sunday, so there weren't as many people on as I normally hear. Was pleased that I was getting great signal reports all across the country on my home-brew antenna and made contacts in Belgium, Barbados and several of the Canadian provinces.
First contest. Had a blast!! Harder than it looks. Talked with a fellow who was licensed in 1925! Amazing. Everyone was friendly and helpful.
It's fun to work the Rookies. Plenty of newer hams have fine operating skills.
I called many times but could not get any responses; This AZ contact was a search and pounce. My friend in Germany could not get any contacts in US either; I heard a Hawian station calling for his '66 year and could barely hear any of those Rookies. I think everybody was having Easter dinner. sigh
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Excellent contest to for new licensees. VE8MT worked all but one of the QSOs(VY1MAB, KF7BA, K7ADD, N4UP and AA7LC/M). I worked one station KG7EIY. VE8MT used his newly built Elecraft K2. Band conditions were terrible but with some persistence we managed to make QSOs. Most bizarre was the QSO with AA7LC/M in OR - apparently we just boomed into there with a 59 signal report. VE8MT made 2 other QSOs with non-contest stations in GA and ID. Interesting contest. Thanks. Ian (VE8IR)
Thanks for the roundup. The conditions were horrible but that Is the nature of amateur radio. 73 Mark
This was fun, but given the suggested frequencies on 20 in the 14.240 to 14.250 range, I was really disappointed to see W1AW/0 and W1AW/5 move in on 14.245 and 14.255 about 2130 utc. The splatter from people calling them plus QRM from a few DX stations that set up just up the band from them really wiped out a big stretch of what you had billed as Rookie Roundup territory. Next contest, please have your Centennial stations try to stay clear of other ARRL eventers.