- April 17, 2017 at 6:24 am #16800
Aron, W1AKI, Abby, KC1FFX and her dad Jamey, KC1ENX operated in the ARRL Rookie Roundup on Sunday, April 16 as a Multi Op Entry from the AB1OC/AB1QB QTH. They had a constant stream of callers throughout the 6-hour contest and made a total of 273 QSOs and earned a score or 15,437. Final results will be available after 23:59 UTC on April 19.
- Anita (AB1QB)
Activities Chairperson, Nashua Area Radio Society
You must be logged in to access attached files.April 17, 2017 at 7:51 am #16805
Wow! Congratulations to Aron, Abby, and Jeremy – it sounds like they were pretty busy. I wish I could have joined you in operating N1FD but I had family commitments that I couldn’t free myself from.
I did hear Aron on the air and he sounded great. I tried to work him on 20M before I stepped out but he wasn’t able to hear me due to being too close.
Anyway, great job everyone.
Dave Villineau, W1WAHApril 17, 2017 at 10:53 am #16807
Thanks, Dave! It was a lot of fun! The pile-ups weren’t too bad, and people were very patient. We found a rookie in Alaska and she seemed at least as excited to get NH as I was to get Alaska. I got a generous handful of calls from hams who got their licenses back in in the 1950s. I got a DX contact from someone in the Caribbean who got their first license a while back in the UK.
Thanks also to AB1QB and AB1OC for the use of their station and for their guidance! We were all limited to 100W, but I could really hear the Alaska station come up loud and clear as I swung the 4 over 4 SteppIRs around to the right heading. I also got great signals from a few mobile stations and a few QRP stations.
The upcoming CW and RTTY Rookie Roundups are great incentive to work on my code and try out digital modes.
- Aron, W1AKIApril 18, 2017 at 8:08 am #16819
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.