[CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest

James Duffey jamesduffey at comcast.net
Thu Feb 11 07:31:09 PST 2010

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

More information about the CQ-Contest mailing list