2017 ARRL Rookie Roundup

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    Anita Kemmerer
    Anita Kemmerer
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    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

    ab1qb@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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    Dave Villineau
    Participant

    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, W1WAH

    Dave Villineau, W1WAH

    #16807
    Aron Insinga
    Aron Insinga
    Participant

    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, W1AKI

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    Fred Kemmerer
    Fred Kemmerer
    Keymaster

    Great Job Aron, Abby and Jamey! Another super run in the ARRL Rookie Roundup! Thank you for making the time to do it.

    73

    - Fred (AB1OC)
    President, Nashua Area Radio Society

    ab1oc@arrl.net
    Visit us on the web at - https://www.n1fd.org

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