Are you a new Ham who has received your first license in the past 3 years? Are you interested in finding out what contesting is all about? Join us at the QTH of AB1OC and AB1QB for the ARRL Rookie Roundup, where we will field a Multi-Op entry using the N1FD callsign. Email Anita at [email protected] to sign up.
We will hold an elmering session for the ARRL Rookie Roundup at 11:00am on Sunday April 15th at AB1OC/AB1QB’s QTH. We’ll teach attendees about contesting and give you a chance to operate SSB from our station to get ready for the contest.
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]