I'd missed that announcement, now I am going to go look it up and review it
carefully, because this seems what I've been saying for years... this seems to
address many of the issues that I have with contesting and sending in the log
after it has been completely redone... A warm pat on the back to those
--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy
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> Subject: [CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest
> The March QST has an announcement for "The ARRL Rookie Roundup" to be held in
> Aoril. It is the entry level contest that more or less is a follow-on to the
> Novice Roundup in which many of us (WN0MWN in 1966 included) started our
> contesting career.
> Of note in the announcement is that "100% real time logging, scoring and
> adjudication" will be used. "Results will be published online within minutes
> after the contest." This should effectively deal with lots of problems.
> The Rookie Roundup will be 6 hours long and held on 3 weekends, one each for
> SSB, CW and RTTY. Nonrookies can participate, but can work rookies only.
> It is probably not too soon to make noise at your local club about getting
> rookies involved. And to give them a clue on how to deal with a pileup. I
> suspect that there will be a lot more nonrookies than rookies in the contest.
> :^)= I am glad that the ARRL is taking positive steps to encourage new hams
> to contest and to use modern technology for logging. - Duffey
> James Duffey
> Cedar Crest NM
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