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AG5DB   Contact Moderator
I had only tried a little search and pounce for the last 2 year's Rookie Roundup; finally decided to
call CQ for the last year of my Rookie status.  Despite rather poor band condx, I had a pretty good
time for for ~2 hours that I was on 20m.  Enjoyed the short rag-chews with quite a few rookies and
OM's along the way as well.
K0LVM   Contact Moderator
This is Lily's first venture into the contesting world of ham radio.
She is a little tired now and enjoyed herself very much.
K1MTD   Contact Moderator
I am a Non-Rookie, but wanted to participate to give our Rookies some extra contacts. It was fun to
work them. They were enthusiastic and excited to be on the air.
K5LGX   Contact Moderator
Fun contest. The bands yo-yo'd all afternoon.
KC3ROB   Contact Moderator
That was fun!
KD2KEH   Contact Moderator
Total Score = 153
KD2OUQ   Contact Moderator
Should come out to 592 points. This was an awesome experience.
KE0JWQ   Contact Moderator
All contacts made QRP 5 watts portable.
KE8HZZ   Contact Moderator
This was a fun Contest. I enjoyed the attitude of the Hams that have been operating for a while. All
of them were very helpful and easy to talk to.
KI7SCE   Contact Moderator
Even with a broken radio and bad weather, I still had a blast. Thanks to everyone who pulled my weak
signal out of the noise. :)
KK4BK   Contact Moderator
Thank You.  I didnt score alot, but I had fun, and that is what counts.

KM6NEA/AG   Contact Moderator
This was GREAT fun.  I had to wrap up an hour and a half early which was too bad because I was
having a blast.  I'll certainly do more of these contests.
KN4EWI   Contact Moderator
Fun stuff from a rookie already worn out from a busy contest weekend. Wish you checked logs for
this, but was nice to hear at least one rookie op working his very first contest and doing a great
job at that!! Come to think of it, maybe the lack of log check is a good thing for that reason!
KX4HL   Contact Moderator
It started out really slow but really picked up the last hour.
N1FD   Contact Moderator
Nashua Area Radio Society multi-op entry held at QTH of AB1QB and AB1OC.  4 of our Rookies were just
licensed in February and made their first HF contacts right before the contest.  It was great to see
how much working this contest improved their operating skills.  Operators and Elmers all had a great
time.  Special thanks to Abby, AB1BY, our most experienced Rookie who also elmered the new Hams.
N1TRK   Contact Moderator
First attempt at contesting and logging on N1MM.  Finished setting up homebrewed and modeled quad in
the ice storm minutes before the contest.  Used homebrewed elevated vertical as well. I operated at
100 watts on 20 meters.  Busted my first qso by erasing their callsign.  Great practice and
enormously fun!  Thanks ARRL.  N1TRK
N5HR   Contact Moderator
N5HR is the club station of the Hill Country Amateur Radio Club. Our three operators either were
licensed in 2016, 2017 or 2018, OR had not previously worked an HF SSB contest (per rules). All
contacts were made under the call N5HR and the check given was 18, since it was unclear from the
rules as to what check to give out when operating in the multioperator category. K4DG was control
operator for the station, but did not get on the air.
W0WCR   Contact Moderator
Had lots of fun!  First contest!!
W4BBT   Contact Moderator
Good time but a lot of frequencies taken by GA QSO Party.  Bad thunderstorm made it hard to hear
some stations.  All in all, I had a good time and met a lot of nice hams.
W4TYB   Contact Moderator
All contacts on 7.288.  Whew!  Great fun and a sore right leg from my xmit pedal.
W7BAR   Contact Moderator
I learned a lot from this experience as I didn't understand how to contest. With me being a brand
new extra also newly-licensed I had the Privileges to be able to be on any frequency legally. There
was a lot of trial and error but we tried and it was a good time thanks for putting on the Roundup
W7DK   Contact Moderator
Great chance for Radio Club of Tacoma members to try out our newly installed station. For several
this was also there first QSO.
WW3TRG   Contact Moderator
Had a great time.
WY4RC/7   Contact Moderator
N1MM incorrectly logged some years as 99 when inputting 4 digit years so some years might be off.