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Thank you so much to all my contacts. Thank you especially to the non-rookies for your help and patience. I have learned so much from this experience. 73
Another great Rookie roundup!
Thanks for helping make this event happen! It was my 1st Rookie Roundup as a Rookie, and I enjoyed operating SSB, as I generally only work CW.
Submitting log so rookies will get credit for my qso. START-OF-LOG: 2.0 CREATED-BY: GenLog v7.47 LOCATION: SF CONTEST: ARRL-ROOKIE CALLSIGN: AE6YB CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP CATEGORY-POWER: LOW CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED CLAIMED-SCORE: 121 OPERATORS: AE6YB CLUB: Northern California Contest Club NAME: Will Pattullo ADDRESS: 161 Presidential Circle ADDRESS: Healdsburg, CA 95448 ADDRESS: USA SOAPBOX: QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2039 AE6YB WILL CA 94 AB7BB LAURA AZ 14 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2046 AE6YB WILL CA 94 KG7PJV BRUCE AZ 15 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2205 AE6YB WILL CA 94 KF5WGN LEE TX 13 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2211 AE6YB WILL CA 94 WX7JM JOHN AZ 14 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2218 AE6YB WILL CA 94 KF5PLL HUEY TX 12 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2224 AE6YB WILL CA 94 KD8ZCH RALPH OH 14 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2226 AE6YB WILL CA 94 N7LVB TIM AZ 14 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2232 AE6YB WILL CA 94 KD9BVD NICK IN 14 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2245 AE6YB WILL CA 94 KE0CRP JAKE MN 15 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2254 AE6YB WILL CA 94 W1GKT GREG AL 14 QSO: 14000 PH 2015-04-19 2303 AE6YB WILL CA 94 K4RHB GARY AL 14 END-OF-LOG:
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My First Contest to enter, enjoyed it very much.
I did not have much time to be OTA on this day, but wanted to jump in for my "last hurrah" as a Rookie. I'm new to contesting, and enjoy it very much. Good luck to all the participants! 73!
K2YSO's Contest Summary Report for ARRL Rookie Roundup Created by N3FJP's ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest Log Version 1.0 www.n3fjp.com Total Contacts = 172 Total Contacts with Rookies (2 points each) = 65 X 2 = 130 Rookie contact points Total Contacts with Veterans (1 point each) = 107 Veteran contact points Total QSO Points = 237 Total States and Provinces Worked = 44 Country Multipliers (Max 1) = 1 Total Multipliers = 45 Total Score = 10,665
As a very new ham, this was my first time contesting and I really enjoyed it. We even got Poland, which was pretty amazing! Worked 15 and 20 meters and had a lot of company. We had a great time while it lasted -- halfway through a strong cold front moved in with a tornado watch and way to much QRN to be able to understand stations calling us back. Thanks to all who repeated their calls multiple times, but it was just too noisy. Hope conditions will be better next time. 73s!
I operated station K4RHB with Robert Burns, station licensee, present as control operator. This was my first year participating and had a great time. Thanks so much for the opportunity to have fun in the Rookie Roundup. 73, Gary W9SGM
Had a BLAST!! Thanks!
A real joy to make contact with fresh, enthusiastic voices. The hobby's future is in great hands!
CA7CAQ Chile dx, KD5ZZK NM rookie using 5W QRP-pretty good for the band conditions on contest day, worked 20m, 15m, 10m - 80 & 40m pretty dead here at qt..
Thanks to KG7RTR for forming a team with me, and K7MO for helping us out all day. Also, thanks to the Radio Club of Tacoma (W7DK) for use of the antennas.
Do you need my log file?
First time for me. I had fun. Band conditions were a little rough but I still had fun.
I had a great time with a 6 hour pile up. Thank you for being so helpful and patient. I am sorry this is my last year as a rookie!
First licensed December 2013.
Wow, what a blast! I had tons of fun and would recommend the contest to any rookies out there.
First time on HF. Just got my Gen 3 month ago. Had a lot of fun.
This was a lot of fun.. 73s
I had a lot of fun, and got some great experience. Thanks to all the veteran operators who took the time to participate!
Had a great time, and I learned a lot.
Had a great time, Thanks!
First Rookie Roundup was quite fun, but DX conditions aren't usually too favorable here at OHIO (I have a 2-zone call) QTH for any length of time with the current working conditions. Note: Name on Callsign is Chris C Trifari. One DX station exchanged everything except his call, a QRM station blasted him out. Not counting him, too bad, would have been RR 5th.
This was an interesting afternoon. New radio + new antenna + new ham would make for a quasy impossible outcome but, even though the bands seemed very noisy today, managed to make a few contact.
Had alot of fun, I will definately be doing this again next year!
Very busy in the last hour. All of my contacts were great people. Fun time!
This was a great time for me...Thanks to all the operators that answered my call.
First RR, it was FUN! jc
I had a blast, hate that this is my last RR for phone.
First contest. Great time. :)
463 TTL POINT?
Tried on 10m for a long time but couldn't make any contacts, so switched to 20m with my husband as Control Op and was able to participate. Wish I had done this earlier so I could have spoken to more people! Thank you for your QSOs!
Thank you for this event!! For me it was a terrific introduction to contesting. Loved talking with other rookies and the encouragement of experienced hams.
This was great, I was able to understand contesting. Was able to do CQ, all was very helpful, Thank You for having the Rookie Roundup.
I have only had my license 3 weeks. I had a blast. I would have done better had the weather in the midwest cooperated. LOL Thanks! Mitch
Licensed for three days, since April 17, 2015. A real rookie at 12 years old.
Fun time again this year. Look forward to helping the rookies next year.
Need to work on my General, so I can play on other bands than just 10. With the good antennas at my dads station, I could be very competitive if I could work on more bands... See how it goes next year.
Rough day on the airwaves at 10w on an end-fed vertical. At least I got to test out my portable setup with a few new additions. Looking to set up for the RTTY version in August. Summer conditions and RTTY efficiency should yield better results.
Also operated 15 and 20 meters under W1DGL and KG7GLW
I had a lot of fun this year during the Roundup, and was looking forward to putting the new K4KIO hex-beam to use for an improved score over last years effort. Needless to say, I wasn't let down; I worked 42 US states, an Italian station off of the back of the beam, and provinces in Canada and in the Northeast of the US off of the side. Static crashes on all the bands prior to the roundup starting indicated that it was going to be a challenge to pull out weak stations and a duke-out for a frequency from other high-power stations on 20m. I started out on 10m, and made a few contacts before the band just fell away. I ventured to 20m, and heard the band abuzz with rookies and non-rookies alike calling each other. I did a few S&P QSO's and planned on coming back later when the activity died down toward the end. 15m was very good, although the noise level kept rising as the storms moved closer. After a mandatory break imposed by Mother Nature (I had to unplug due to thunderstorms and lightning), I managed to find a frequency on 20m. It was both thrilling and intimidating to feel what it was like to be on the end of trying to work a pileup instead of trying to break the pileup. There were so many stations that were pleasant and patient, it was really encouraging to work more rookies than I had expected. Thanks to everyone who participated and made this sprint a success and fun for all participants. 73 de Mark
Had a blast! It was really great to work other YLs on the band too. Great also to talk to WWII Veteran! I really enjoy the QSOs with the really long time hams. I will really miss this contest, but looking forward to helping other rookies in future years. Thanks to all contacts and ARRL for the good time! 73 to all de KK4UBQ
First time competing in the Rookie Roundup, and I loved it!
Thank you for the contest. It was fun.
Please disregard the previous entry I submitted. the total qsos with rookies was wrong, thought it was total over all. this is the correct one. thank you.
Thanks for the contest. 73, kk4zuu
Had a great time and learned so much about contesting and will continue with contesting! Great to hear from Japan! So much more to learn
I had a good time. I'm 10 years old and everyone was very nice to me.
Lots of fun in contest. Conditions were fair with lots of static from Lightning in state. Had to quit early due to storm moving into local area. Operated on 20 meters only since lots of stations to work.
Fun time handing out some points to rookies!
Only worked a short time to give Rookies some contacts. The best operator I heard was AB7BB.
Good fun again.
Nice to hear so many newer people on the air. In the background of some QSOs I could hear a coach helping the person make the contact. That's great!
START-OF-LOG: 3.0 LOCATION: VT CALLSIGN: N7BX CLUB: None CONTEST: ARRL-RR-SSB CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED CATEGORY-BAND: ALL CATEGORY-MODE: SSB CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE CATEGORY-OVERLAY: ROOKIE CLAIMED-SCORE: 2093 OPERATORS: N7BX NAME: Melanie Bishop ADDRESS: 238 Raven Cir ADDRESS-CITY: Williston ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VT ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 05495 ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES CREATED-BY: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.4857.0 QSO: 14240 PH 2015-04-19 1838 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K4RHB GARY 14 AL QSO: 14226 PH 2015-04-19 1843 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WP4PGY JOSE 14 PR QSO: 21341 PH 2015-04-19 1906 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KD0ZCN WES 14 MO QSO: 21335 PH 2015-04-19 1908 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WD4MRT BOB 59 FL QSO: 14275 PH 2015-04-19 1921 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K4WHM WILLIAM 13 NC QSO: 14286 PH 2015-04-19 1934 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KK4UBQ CAT 13 GA QSO: 14241 PH 2015-04-19 1943 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KD9BVD NICK 14 IN QSO: 14247 PH 2015-04-19 2001 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT W4BIX JEFF 14 NC QSO: 21293 PH 2015-04-19 2009 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KF5WGN LEE 13 TX QSO: 14308 PH 2015-04-19 2019 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KD0ZII SCOTT 14 MO QSO: 14228 PH 2015-04-19 2044 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT W1GKT GREG 14 AL QSO: 14260 PH 2015-04-19 2053 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KC9YVL RON 13 WI QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2150 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT AC8PI JUSTIN 13 MI QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2200 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KG5BIS DALLAS 14 LA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2201 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KD0WUF SEAN 13 KS QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2208 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K1KEN KEN 95 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2209 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WD0AXH DAVE 77 IA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2211 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT W5WW BRENT 90 TX QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2212 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K7HRO TOM 59 WY QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2213 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT N5QQ RON 61 TX QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2213 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KC5FU BILL 90 TX QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2214 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KF5MUH JOHN 11 TX QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2216 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT AK7MG MARKUS 12 NV QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2218 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT AI6CN JIM 14 CA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2219 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KF5WVJ RICKY 13 MS QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2219 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT AD0LV JIM 14 CO QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2220 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KU4FX DENNIS 95 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2224 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WA6AVR JERRY 58 CA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2226 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT W8CL CHERI 14 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2227 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K2SHA JOHN 09 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2228 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WA6MM BRAD 70 CO QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2229 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KM4BVV SUE 14 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2230 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KB5GA RAY 75 LA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2231 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KK4YO YOLANDA 14 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2232 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WA0RIM BRUCE 66 NE QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2233 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT AA0LV CHUCK 60 KS QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2234 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KG5FCB EMILE 14 LA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2235 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KA0KVW JOE 81 CO QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2236 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KG5CIK STEVE 14 TX QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2237 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT W5ARX CURT 13 AR QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2238 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WA8ZBT DENNIS 67 TX QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2239 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KG5BMF BARB 14 MS QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2240 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K9YV STEVE 91 MO QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2241 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KG7DMI GREG 13 NV QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2243 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KC0JRW BOB 01 NE QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2243 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KK6DF DAVE 13 CA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2246 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT N8RRX STEVE 91 AR QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2246 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT W6ROX MARY 03 CA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2248 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KM4TCD TIM 14 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2249 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT N4ADX DENNIS 06 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2251 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KF7BA BRAD 13 MT QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2251 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KD0EE MARK 81 SD QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2252 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KG5AMQ JEFF 14 TX QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2253 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K0EKD GEORGE 56 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2254 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KE4TP PAUL 92 FL QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2254 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT KN0A FRED 61 NE QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2255 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT VE4BDF BRUCE 01 MB QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2256 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT W6PZA RON 13 CA QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2257 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT WV0Q JIM 11 CO QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2258 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT AA5AC LARRY 01 AR QSO: 21350 PH 2015-04-19 2259 N7BX MELANIE 13 VT K4EDE ERIC 15 FL END-OF-LOG:
Had fun giving "contest" contacts to the rookies.
Did not have a lot of time to participate but appreciated the enthusiasm of the "rookie" stations calling CQ
NJ2SP is a club call for the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club located in South Plainfield, NJ.The club was founded in 2014 and all Rookie Roundup (3) operators were licensed in 2014. A single transmitter was used.
My first time on 10 meters! Really cool to work other rookies and some DX in Europe. What a great hobby. 73 - Ray, NP2PS
Wow, what great activity! Had a great time handing out an ARRL HQ station to all the Rookies. Looking forward to the Digital version in August; hope to work more Rookies then. Sean KX9X
What a fun time working Rookies during the 2015 April SSB Rookie Roundup. Everyone sounded great and did an excellent job handling the exchange. Thank you to all of the Rookies who participated and a big thank you to the Non-Rookies who were there to provide lots of contacts for the Rookies. I look forward to hearing everyone again in August for the RTTY Rookie Roundup. 73, Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW ARRL Contest Branch Manager
All contacts on 10 meters
This was a lot of fun!!!
Thanks to ARRL for the Rookie Roundup! We had a great time. My XYL was my second/relief operator and before the roundup, hadn't been on the air very much. After the fun she had in the event, I'm sure she will be on the air more often. The 20m band was up and down all day, and we lost a few QSO's in the mud, but it taught us to work harder to make those contacts and not just give up on them. We want to thank ARRL for the event, and to all those operators, both rookies and old timers, who spent their time with us on the air today. 73 to all of you!
Enjoyed the event. Wish band conditions were better but hand a fun time...
First contest great! Last few minute pileup was amazing to work through!
Got some good airtime for the Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Amateur Radio Club, W9UIH. As a vast majority of club members are rookies, this gave us a great opportunity we couldn't resist. Had a great time despite limited antenna capability due to weather.
enjoyed working new hams.
hopefully helped some folks out with some qso points, I had a good time for a lazy Sunday afternoon
The call, WA6YBN, is the call of the Sierra Amateur Radio Club. The two rookies, KK6TAZ and KK6LKK, did all the QSOs. We had a number of elmers and a good time was had by all.
This was my first year in the ARRL Rookie Round Up Contest and I really enjoyed it. Thanks everyone for their contacts and see you next again year for this contest!