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Everyone I contacted was licensed after 2014 and all were very excited about ham radio.
Thank you so much to all my contacts...so much fun! And thank you to all the subtle helpers out there assisting the rookies!
Felt the conditions were not the best, score is less then last year BUT I still had fun and will complete my final years next year. Thanks to all who contacted me.
Enjoyed working the rookies. Good to see so many YLs on the air.
This was my first Rookie Roundup, and my last as a rookie. Although band conditions weren't the best, I had a blast! Thanks to all of the veterans out there who were tirelessly working us rookies, and to all the rookies who got out there and played some awesome radio! It was great to hear a lot of YLs too! 33/73 and I look forward to next year as a non-rookie - I'll "see" you on the bands!
My first contest, I had lots of fun making QSO's. I also had some rag chews in the middle with some old hams. I know I probably missed some other QSO's while rag chewing, as I chatted with KN3PAT first licensed 1959 for 20mins or so. But I didn't care as he was a real joy to chat with. That's what this is all about in my opinion. Thanks to the ARRL for sponsoring and organizing the event. 73's
Nice ops, many YL's, they did a wonderful job working the pileups! See you on next one.
Poor conditions on all bands at my QTH made for few stations heard and fewer heard me. As I was licensed in November of 2014, the rules won't allow me to be a rookie next year but I will be on the air to support the rookies.
Thank you for a great entry point contest for us newbies! It was fun, and I look forward to the RTTY and CW modes later this year.
I am using the n3fjp logging program and show 11 multipliers but am unsure which contacts generated the multipliers. I have just put all 11 into the US States as the only other contact I had were 2 with Puerto Rico.
Always a pleasure to work the rookies. Here's hoping the Class of '14 will join us Veterans in passing out points to the new crop of rookies next year. See you all in the upcoming CW roundup!
Thank you for running this contest for the rookies. The band conditions were not very good, but we got a lot of practice setting up and trying different antennas.
14 years old
11 years old
Another fun contest, despite the band conditions!
Conditions were tough but I worked 50% more stations this year than last year so I happy and had a lot of fun.
I had a really fun time during the contest! Thanks for holding this Round-Up for the newbies!
Good times! 73 to all my contacts :D
Very interesting experience!
Seemed to be a low non-rookie participation. As I did hear some hams on frequency but didn't get contacts with them. Maybe they thought they needed to be a rookie to work me.
Thanks to all my fellow Rookies/contacts and the ARRL event that made this possible. Wish band conditions were better, but had a good time. 73's.
Had a great time though band conditions were terrible, had AM station blasting 40m for me most of the time. Also, wasn't sure how to log a mobile contact that was in VA from NC (didn't log NC so didn't count the multiplier, already had VA).
My dad and i worked together under team northstar on his radio. We registered but never received the comfirmation email.
Due to lightning and storms I had to stop after a hour and a half.
Please use as check log only
KG5BIU's Contest Summary Report for ARRL Rookie Roundup Created by N3FJP's ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest Log Version 1.2 www.n3fjp.com Total Contacts = 10 Total Contacts with Rookies (2 points each) = 10 X 2 = 20 Rookie contact points Total Contacts with Veterans (1 point each) = 0 Veteran contact points Total QSO Points = 20 Total States and Provinces Worked = 8 Country Multipliers (Max 1) = 0 Total Multipliers = 8 Total Score = 160
KG5LGT's Contest Summary Report for ARRL Rookie Roundup Created by N3FJP's ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest Log Version 1.2 www.n3fjp.com Total Contacts = 3 Total Contacts with Rookies (2 points each) = 3 X 2 = 6 Rookie contact points Total Contacts with Veterans (1 point each) = 0 Veteran contact points Total QSO Points = 6 Total States and Provinces Worked = 3 Country Multipliers (Max 1) = 0 Total Multipliers = 3 Total Score = 18
Thanks for sponsoring this contest. There is a lot to keep in mind and record. Much more to learn...
Operated from NPOTA TR18 in Hawaii. Thanks everyone! 73
I wasn't sure how to submit this, I was being assisted by a control operator (W7NB). Let me know if I need to redo this using the email above. Thank you
Last year as a rookie, and first year mentoring. Pity the bands didn't cooperate until the last hour of the contest. Would also suggest stretching this to a 12-hour contest so more rookies can get used to the grey-line under tutelage.
It was fun. Thanks to all who supported the Roundup !
gemagnetic noise s2-s3.5
This was my first individual contest. :-)
This was great fun as my first contest!
First contest, learning the ropes. Thanks!
I was using my Ameteur Radio Clubs station to transmit with, at one point, 4 "elmers" to guide me. Got a call from a "Silent Key" and according to the guys teaching me, some hard to get contacts. Had a good time learning more about this hobby!
1st contest. Learned a lot...Had a great time.
This was a multi-op entry using the Nashua Area Radio Club callsign, N1FD. AB1QB hosted the contest at her station and was the control operator but the rookies did all of the operating and logging. We all had a great time at the contest. All of the rookies were licensed within the last 6 months and had little operating experience. This contest was a great opportunity for all of new hams to get on the air and work a pileup! We are all excited about the next rookie roundup on RTTY.
Great to Participate in my first ARRL Rookie Roundup!
This was a lot of fun. Most rookies did exceptionally well. I told one to relax and do not worry about making mistakes. We all make them especially those of us who are older. I am encouraged ham radio is still growing. Thank you to those who worked behind the scenes to make this a successful event.
START-OF-LOG: 2.0 CREATED-BY: GenLog v8.20 LOCATION: QC CONTEST: ARRL-ROOKIE CALLSIGN: VE2GT CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED CATEGORY-MODE: SSB CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED CATEGORY-BAND: ALL CLAIMED-SCORE: 88 OPERATORS: VE2GT CLUB: NorDX club NAME: Pierre Jolin ADDRESS: 20 Rajotte ADDRESS: Sorel-Tracy, Qc J3P 4X9 Canada ADDRESS: Canada EMAIL: email@example.com SOAPBOX: QSO: 14000 PH 2016-04-17 1814 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 K4WTR DAVID AL 14 QSO: 14000 PH 2016-04-17 2135 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 KK6NON LEE CA 14 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2144 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 KK4ZDK JANET VA 14 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2146 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 KK4ZUU DAVID VA 14 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2149 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 K8IKO RYAN OH 14 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2156 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 KD0ZCN WES MO 14 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2200 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 KD8ZCH RALPH OH 14 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2204 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 WR1TR BILL GA 15 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2220 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 AG4YL MEL GA 14 QSO: 7000 PH 2016-04-17 2349 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 AC9OA DAN IN 16 QSO: 14000 PH 2016-04-17 2358 VE2GT PIERRE QC 91 AB7BB LAURA AZ 14 END-OF-LOG:
W2ONT is the club call for Ontario County RACES in the Finger Lakes Region of NY State. A beautiful day of operating outside on 40 and 20 Meters using a single station.
Had a great time!
Had a great time from Double Peak park in San Marcos, CA (north county San Diego). Worked a Yaesu FT-857D with Buddipole. Great to hear some super young folks out there too!
Conditions were terrible in South Western Ohio (Cincinnati area) worst I've seen it since I received my Extra in November! We need a re-do!!
My log is so small, as I was only on for 30 minutes 23:29-23:59 UTC I can list the calls in case anyone has a simple check/typo error. Also, I called as W9MCPstrokeAG as I upgraded yesterday 2016APR16 so people may have entered it with or without the /AG. KK4YOK/Donna/14/FL, AK5CT/Bill/14/MS, and KM4JDM/Edward/15/TN
My first Rookie Roundup and had a delightful time. Propagation wasn't the best from my QTH but the Rookies were able to pull out my weaker signal from the noise and the pile ups some of them had. All in all, the Rookie ops did well and were most concerned with accuracy in logging which slowed them down a little. Good bunch of new DXers.
This was an awesome contest and I believe it is my last Rookie Roundup since I wasn't able to participate in 2014. It was a fun contest and I wish conditions were better, but in all I hope everyone had a fun ARRL Rookie Roundup and got lots of QSO's. 73 de WX7JM!