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AD8B   Contact Moderator
Here's hoping for better conditions in February.
 
K5LBJ   Contact Moderator
Sunspot gods will one day favor us, but this contest was not it.  Conditions were up/down at best. 
Despite this, students were persistent and made contacts.  Oddly, on 20m, they might contact NM
(next to TX) and the next contact would be Spain.  Crazy bands!  Always great to hear new schools,
so keep up the great work.  Even if you start small, you may one day be the "big gun."  73, K5LBJ
(Trustee --Ronny Risinger, KC5EES)
 
K8HPS   Contact Moderator
Thank you to everyone who worked K8HPS during the School Club Roundup! This was the first time that
Kettering University has been on the air as K8HPS in quite a few years. The club was recently
restarted and as club president, I am working hard to introduce more students to ham radio.  Thanks
to the generosity of some Kettering alumni, we were able to operate from a portable "HamVan" for
part of two days of the week. We really enjoyed operating on HF, introducing students to ham radio,
and having fun! 

73,
Ruth, KM4LAO 
Kettering University Amateur Radio Club President
 
K8YSU   Contact Moderator
we had a great time!
 
K9SOU   Contact Moderator
We used this SCR as a recruiting opportunity.  Many of our members graduated, and we are down to 3
students.  So we used it as a chance to demonstrate what we do and be promoted on our school's
weekly in-house TV show. https://youtu.be/mJjaqZyB-zk?t=641  We also did more search and pounce than
usual to get more DX since we were not focused as much on winning this one.
 
KD8NOM   Contact Moderator
The DEARS worked hard in the very difficult conditions Wednesday thru Friday. Good to work familiar
schools and some new ones too. Also, thanks to Ohio ops for calling the kids. They REALLY appreciate
it! Big THANKS to our two ham volunteers for their help with the kids!! See you in February!!! '73
de WX8J
 
KE8FWT   Contact Moderator
Total no. of students and adults who visited our Ham Radio Club room during the week of the School
Club Roundup was over 75 individuals.
 
KE9KEK   Contact Moderator
Our student operators put up a great fight against the poor band conditions for the 2018 Fall SCR. 
Our students learned a lot from their first SCR.  They can't wait for February 2019!  It' been a
great pleasure to bring our great hobby to another generation of operators!  73's  -Jon Luckey,
N9OBL
 
KF5OMH   Contact Moderator
This is a great event. Sorry the bands were not what they could be in order to make it more
enjoyable for the young operators. Many thanks to the sponsors who work with the schools to
encourage the younger operators to join this great hobby.
 
KM4RE   Contact Moderator
As always, this is an excellent program to motivate and inspire kids. It also develops a tremendous
amount of self confidence. I greatly appreciate all of the people who spend their time to ensure
that this opportunity continues twice a year for our students.
 
KN4BBD   Contact Moderator
The October 2018 School Club Round Up was an exciting event for the Pinson Valley High School
Amateur Radio Club as it marked the inauguration of our new, permanent  club station. We were
recently gifted equipment from the estate of silent key W4WFA and five local volunteers worked with
us to get the station up and operational in time for the School Club Round Up. Our students enjoyed
participating and for many of them, this was their first exposure to amateur radio. Some of their
comments included, “It’s amazing that you can talk to someone so far away without a phone.”
and “I want to learn more about digital modes.”  They were especially excited when they were
able to work DX and when there was a pile up.
 
KW7SES   Contact Moderator
Thanks to KM4RE and Mr. Laster for helping us get started!  We were very limited on time to operate,
with only three school days at 2hrs/day, but we'll be back in the Spring!
 
N1ASA   Contact Moderator
Students enjoyed it. School principal Anita Brouse KC1IPS made several calls. Students also
practiced sending their names in Morse Code while waiting to get on the air.
 
ND8GA   Contact Moderator
We enjoyed the roundup as always and added two new operators this year.
 
ON7DQ   Contact Moderator
Great improvement over february ... from 0 to 2 schools !
Equipment : IC7300 @ 100W + CG3000 autotuner + 33m (100ft) of wire in an  Inverted-L configuration
 
VA3UOT   Contact Moderator
Happy to see a new Canadian school in SCR this fall: VA3OLP.  Welcome!
 
W0QQQ   Contact Moderator
This was the best year ever for School Club Roundup at Kansas State University.  We had great
participation from faculty, staff, and students.  Some students got to get on HF for some of their
first contacts.  Through the help of many operators, we were able to operate every day during the
five day period.  We are looking forward to the next roundup in February.
 
W1AF   Contact Moderator
Denise Kwong KF5EDS working the School Club Roundup at the Harvard Wireless Club at Harvard
University.
 
W1BHX   Contact Moderator
First time our school club participated in SCR. We might have been the first high school to use JS8
for a contact.
 
W1HLO   Contact Moderator
Hello from the alma mater of Lafayette Foster, Edwin Land, and Don Pardo!
 
W2SZ   Contact Moderator
W2SZ is back on the low bands! We haven't done any HF contests lately, so we're getting back in the
swing of things. Had some issues with SWR, but overall made a few nice contacts. New if only we
didn't have so much homework!
 
W4FEB   Contact Moderator
SPOOTING NETWORK WWW.DXSCAPE.COM USED TO VERIFY SOME FREQUENCIES. N1MM PROGRAM RECORDED SAME
FREQUENCIES FOR MULTIPLE STATION- INTERFACE ANOMOLY WITH XCVR.
 
W4LMS   Contact Moderator
Since our first School Club Roundup more than 8 years ago, Rambler Radio Club has exclusively used
"School Club Roundup Logger" by Dave VonDielingen, AD8B.  Dave, we thank you for help in making
wonderful memories for our students who first experienced Ham Radio contesting with your program.
Thank you, sir.
 
W5AC   Contact Moderator
START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: SCR-Log v6.7 for Windows
CONTEST: ARRL-SCR
CALLSIGN: W5AC
CATEGORY-STATION: CLASS-S-UN
LOCATION: TX
CLAIMED-SCORE: 1938
NAME: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ADDRESS: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
ADDRESS: SOFC TAMU, 125 John J Koldus SSB,MS 1236,Slot #427
ADDRESS-CITY: COLLEGE STATION
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: TEXAS
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 77840
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
EMAIL: clubofficers@w5ac.tamu.edu
OPERATORS: KE0MXN WG1GEM KG5SDD W5RHT
SOAPBOX: 4 operators
SOAPBOX: 3.76 hours of operation
SOAPBOX: W5AC ENJOYED SCR VERY MUCH, WE HAD 4 OPERATORS THIS TIME AROUND
SOAPBOX: AND WERE ABLE TO WORK THREE OF THE FOUR RECENTLY LICENSED MEMBERS
SOAPBOX: IN OUR CLUB. WE ALWAYS HAVE FUN TALKING TO OTHER SCHOOLS ON THE AIR
SOAPBOX: AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE AGAIN IN FEBRUARY.
SOAPBOX: THANKS AND GIG 'EM! -W5AC
 
W8EDU   Contact Moderator
Great fun, as always--thanks to the organizers and software writers for keeping this going.  We did
not have as much participation as in previous years, as midterm exams got in the way.  We did get
one university administrator on the air, that was an achievement!
 
W9GRS   Contact Moderator
Hard to believe this is our 10th year doing SCR!  We got of to a slow start with conditions and
dipole issues, but had a good Thursday! Highlights include several new schools in the log, including
the elusive AG7HP in Idaho!  The vertical proved its DX capability with a hard earned qso with
WL7CXM!  Looking forward to another 10 years!
 
W9YB   Contact Moderator
Had a great time this year as usual, boiler up!
 
WD4EOG   Contact Moderator
This is the first year in a while since Clemson Amateur Radio Club has been active. We are very
happy with the turnout! Thanks to all our contacts and we can't wait to have more students to spread
the thrill of contesting too!
 
WL7CXM   Contact Moderator
Great to be back this year. Kids were excited to try and get on the air. We will be looking forward
to the Spring edition.