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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.
This is Lily's first venture into the contesting world of ham radio. She is a little tired now and enjoyed herself very much.
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.
Fun contest. The bands yo-yo'd all afternoon.
That was fun!
Total Score = 153
Should come out to 592 points. This was an awesome experience.
All contacts made QRP 5 watts portable.
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.
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. :)
Thank You. I didnt score alot, but I had fun, and that is what counts. KK4BK
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.
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!
It started out really slow but really picked up the last hour.
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.
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 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.
Had lots of fun! First contest!!
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.
All contacts on 7.288. Whew! Great fun and a sore right leg from my xmit pedal.
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
Great chance for Radio Club of Tacoma members to try out our newly installed station. For several this was also there first QSO.
Had a great time.
N1MM incorrectly logged some years as 99 when inputting 4 digit years so some years might be off.