The Rookie Roundup Returns to RTTY
The Rookie Roundup returns to RTTY Sunday, August 18, 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC. Here’s the perfect chance for new operators (licensed 3 years or fewer) to learn the skills of RTTY contesting. Rookie Roundup events take place three times a year: SSB in April, RTTY in August and CW in December. The Contest Branch reminds participants that there is a multioperator category, so several rookies can operate from one station, using the same call sign and name, regardless of the operator. Rookie operators forming teams must register them on the ARRL website. This is a terrific opportunity for a seasoned operator to open up his station to newcomers who may not yet have their own stations. Elmering is a critical component of the Rookie Roundup, and Old Timers are encouraged not only to get on and work the Rookies, but to host Rookies and assist them in learning how to participate in RTTY competition. If you wish, you can log using the forms available on the ARRL website (click on +RTTY Returns to Rookie Roundup). Submit your score via the form on the ARRL website. You have just 3 days to submit your score summary after the contest ends. For more information, contact ARRL Contest Branch Manager Mike DeChristopher, N1TA.