Were you first licensed in 2016, 2017 or 2018? Are you hoping to operate at Field Day and want to get some QSOs under your belt? Do you want to try out contesting but need some practice before operating in the CQ WW contest? Join us on April 15th for the ARRL Rookie Roundup!
ARRL Rookie Roundup
The ARRL holds 3 contests for “Rookies” each year. The ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB is coming up on Sunday, April 15th from 1800z (2:00pm Eastern time) to 2359z (7:59pm Eastern time). The Rookie Roundup RTTY is on August 19th and the Rookie Roundup CW is on December 16th.
We will be fielding a multi-op entry using the N1FD callsign from AB1OC/AB1QB’s Station. This will be a great opportunity for newly licensed Hams to get on the air. We will be here to Elmer you along with some experienced “Rookies”.
We will hold an elmering session starting at 11:00 am on Sunday to help familiarize you with operating, using our station, and the contest rules.
During the contest, operators will work in pairs, with one operator logging and the other behind the mic. This will give you 2 sets of ears for identifying callsigns. The operators can switch off halfway through their operating time. Depending on the number of operators, we’ll switch operator teams after 2 hours or so.
If you are interested in joining us, or have any questions, please email Anita, AB1QB at [email protected]
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today attended a hearing to examine U.S. emergency alert systems in the wake of a false ballistic missile alert in Hawaii that left citizens terrified as various state and federal agencies struggled to correct the error.
In a series of questions to Mike Lisenco, a member of the Board of Directors for the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL), Wicker underscored the rapid response of amateur radio operators to a false emergency alert that told Hawaii residents to seek immediate shelter from an incoming ballistic missile. As Lisenco told the committee, amateur radio operators were able to confirm within 13 minutes that the alert was false. An official retraction of the alert did not come until 38 minutes had elapsed.