[CQ-Contest] ARRL Rookie Contest

Dale Putnam daleputnam at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 12 05:34:57 PST 2010

Thanks James, 

  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 responsible...!!!

--... ...-- Dale - WC7S in Wy

> From: jamesduffey at comcast.net
> Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 08:31:09 -0700
> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
> CC: jamesduffey at comcast.net
> 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
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> James Duffey
> Cedar Crest NM
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