The ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY contest results are in! The N1FD multi-op team placed 1st in the Multi-Op Area 1 category. We had the highest score in the contest by a landslide! The contest was held on Sunday, August 20. The final scores were just posted on the ARRL Website.
Rookie Roundup RTTY Scores
Congratulations to Aron, W1AKI, Tom, AB1NS, and Jim, K1BRM. They operated from AB1QB’s QTH in the ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY on Sunday, August 20. The rules for the contest now allow any licensed Ham who had never made a QSO in the RTTY mode to participate.
With coaching from Aron, W1AKI a veteran of several previous Rookie Roundups, all team members quickly picked up RTTY operating. The team made a total of 66 contacts to 30 states and 1 DX, including one with club member Mike, AB1YK.
Next Rookie Roundup is CW
The next Rookie Roundup will be held on December 17 and the mode will be CW. Rookies licensed in 2015, 2016 or 2017 are invited to participate. Also, anyone who has not made a CW QSO can join us as well.
We were on Mt. Kearsarge a few weeks back for our second SOTA activation. This location had a great view to the south and provided us with a picturesque location to operate from The CQ VHF contest was going on at the same time that we were up on Mt. Kearsarge.
We brought our 6m portable station and used it for the second activation.
The setup is solar/battery powered and it has worked well during both of our club SOTA activations. The setup provides 100w out on 6m and keeps the batteries charged throughout an activation.
Abby, AB1BY, Jamey, KC1ENX and Patrick, KC1HDN, were also up on Mt. Kearsarge and we all had fun hanging out together during the activation.
We have a great SOTA activation coming up on Mt. Washingon next weekend. Anita and I are really looking forward to this next one. See Jamey’s article for all of the details. It should be one of the most fun activities of the year for us. We hope to see you on Mt. Washington!