School Club Roundup on VHF
School Club Roundup has become one of the highlights of the academic year for students in the Bloomington High School Amateur Radio Club, K9SOU, in Bloomington, Indiana. Students at Bloomington High, students at Gator Amateur Radio Club, W4DFU, at the Unviersity of Florida and students at Glenn Raymond School Amateur Radio Club, W9GRS, in Watseka, Illinois find VHF provides a uinique way for students to directly engage their local community.
Read more about their activities.
About School Club Roundup
Objective: To exchange QSO information with club stations that are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.
Sponsored by the ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force and and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC) to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.
Award certificates will be issued for the following US and DX categories:
Schools: Elementary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, High School and College/University
Web Submission of Scores and Logs: Click here for the SCR score entry website. Scores and logs for any School Club Roundup may be entered from the time the contest begins through the log submission deadline published below. A logs-received page is also maintained and provisional scores will be published immediately following the log submission deadline.
Stay updated on SCR. Send an email to: SCR-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER 2013 - FEBRUARY 2014 RESULTS
The full results writeup for the October and February contests is now available here. (Version 1.1)
Click here for the online results table. Click on a call sign in the results to see more information about the entry. Thanks to WA7BNM for creating this new score reporting and publishing web site.
Certificates have been emailed as PDF files to all participants who provided an email address. If you did not receive a certificate or wish to receive a paper certificate, contact email@example.com.
There are two School Club Roundups each year. Each 5-day event runs Monday through Friday from 1300 UTC Monday through 2359 UTC Friday. A station may operate no more than 6 hours in a 24-hour period, and a maximum of 24 hours of the 107 hour event. Winter/Spring Term: The second full school week of February. Fall Term: The third full school week of October.
(October 20-24, 2014, February 9-13, 2015)
All amateur bands except 60, 30, 17 and 12 meters are permitted.
Repeaters are not to be used. Only recognized simplex frequencies may be used. U. S. A. examples include 144.90-145.00; 146.49, .55, 58; and 147.42, .45, .48, .51, .54 and .57 MHz. The national calling frequency, 146.52 MHz, may not be used. Similar restrictions apply in other countries.
Suggested HF Frequencies:
Phone (MHz): 1.855-1.865; 3.850-3.880; 7.225-7.255; 14.250-14.280; 21.300-21.330; 28.440-28.460
CW (MHz): 1.800-1.810; 3.530-3.540; 7.030-7.040; 14.030-14,.040; 21.130-21.140; 28.130-28.140
Entries must be postmarked no later than 15 days after the end of the operating period.
2014 log submission dates are:
Fall Term: November 8, 2014
2015 log submission dates are:
Winter/Spring Term: February 28, 2014
Submit your score using the Online Submission Form
PO Box 392
Levittown, NY 11756
U. S. A.
For information about the SCR, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Certificates: The top three entries in each category will be issued an Award Certificate.
The School Club Roundup entry categories are:
Middle/Junior High School
Senior High School
Non-school club or multi-op group
DX will be listed separately at the end of U. S. A. entries in each category.
If requested, a validated certificate will be issued for any station contacting 10 or more school clubs. Please include a mailing label and sufficient postage or IRCs.
You may print your own Certificate of Participation. Download the certificate PDF file http://www.arrl.org/files/file/2007NYCschoolsParticipationCert.pdf and fill in your school/club information. Or if you prefer, send an address label and four units of return postage.
If you plan on submitting a Cabrillo-formated electronic log, here is the specification sheet.
School Club Roundup Cabrillo Specification
Teachers share their advice on how to prepare and organize a successful SCR activity for students.
K5LBJ in Action
October 2010 School Club Roundup (SCR). LBJ High School Radio Club ranked #1 in the high school category in both 2006 and October 2010.
1. Exchange QSO info as below with any class of stations, especially with school stations.
2. The Operating Period for the Fall term is the third full school week of October beginning at 1300 Monday UTC and ending at 2359 UTC Friday.
The Winter/Spring term event is Monday through Friday of the second full school week of February beginning at 1300 UTC and ending at 2359 UTC.
A station may operate no more than 6 hours out of 24 and may not count more than a total of 24 hours of the 107 hour event.
Fall Term: October 20-24
Winter/Spring Term: February 9-13
Fall Term: October 19-23
3. Entry Classes, single transmitter only:
(I) Individual or Single Operator (non-club);
(C) Club or multi-operator group (non-school);
(S) School club or group (grades K-12, colleges and universities). (Any station operated at a school during the operating period. This includes any group formed for the purpose of participating in the SCR.)
If multiple transmitters are used, such as for demonstration purposes, care must be taken to include only the results from one at a time.
4. Exchange: Your call sign, RS (T), class (“Individual”, “Club” or “School”), U. S. A. State, Canadian Province/Territory or DXCC country/entity. (Multi-operator group stations must choose one call sign to use for the whole operating period.)
QSO Points: Stations may be contacted once each on phone and digital (CW, packet, RTTY and other modes count as digital). No repeater contacts except satellite and “real time” packet. Count 1 point for each phone QSO and 2 points for each digital QSO.
Multiplier: [Number of U.S. States plus Canadian Provinces/Territories plus DX countries/entities] plus 2× [Number of Clubs contacted] plus 5× [Number of Schools contacted].
Contacts with Marty, KA2NRR, the founding Chairman of the CAAR/NYCS and creator of the contest that became the SCR, count as a School Club contact.
Alaska (KL7) and Hawaii (KH6) count as U.S. states.
US possessions and territories other than Hawaii and Alaska count as DX countries/entities. This includes Puerto Rico (KP4) and the U.S. Virgin Islands (KP2).
Final score: Multiply QSO points by multiplier. Please use our summary form to avoid errors, especially if this is your first time in the SCR (see 6 below).
Suggested frequencies: All amateur bands except 60, 30, 17 and 12 meters are permitted. Repeaters are not to be used. Only recognized simplex frequencies may be used. U. S. A. examples include 144.90-145.00; 146.49, .55, 58; and 147.42, .45, .48, .51, .54 and .57 MHz. The national calling frequency, 146.52 MHz, may not be used. Similar restrictions apply in other countries.
Suggested School Club Roundup Frequencies (revised October 13, 2007)
6. Logs: Sample LOG and ENTRY forms new link to SCR Report form and log sheet.pdf
- SCR-LOG or from the files section of Email Reflector. Use version 2.2 or later.
- Online Score Submission page is recommended for all entrants
Note: SCR-LOG Windows, Macintosh and Linux versions were revised for 2012. This program will generate the report information in several formats.
- LogIt! - Use version 1.42d or later. It will also generate a compatible report.
- GenLog - Use version 7.48 or later.
- N1MM logger
Other popular logging programs may also support the SCR.
Paper forms are available by sending a large self-addressed, stamped envelope or an address label and postage to the reporting address below. You can subscribe to the SCR reflector by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Address all questions to SCR-L@yahoogroups.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
7. Reporting: Stations should clearly list the callsign used, entry class, type of school, return address (where you want inquiries and certificate sent), phone number, e-mail address, number of operators/loggers (including 3rd party), and number of hours. Logs must include exchange information, bands, and signature of all operators (and authorized club official or trustee and address, phone number and e-mail). Dupe check sheets are required for paper entries over 100 QSOs. Computer generated entries in SCR Cabrillo format are appreciated. SCR-LOG or LogIt! or GenLog are suggested. Each of their latest versions can produce a Cabrillo report file. Please include a summary sheet and instructions including file names and formats. Entries should be submitted via the Online Score Submission page or
PO Box 392
Levittown, NY 11756-0392
Entries must be postmarked not later than 15 days after the end of the operating period.
8. Certificates: The top three entries in each category will be issued an Award Certificate. The School Club Roundup entry categories are: Elementary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, Senior High School College/University. Non-school clubs or multi-op groups and individuals are also eligible for a certificate. DX will be listed separately at the end of U. S. A. entries in each category. If requested, a validated certificate will be issued for any station contacting 10 or more school clubs. Please include a mailing label and sufficient postage or IRCs. Donations may be made to LIMARC at the address above or Paypal: email@example.com
You may print your own Certificate of Participation. Download the certificate PDF file and fill in your school/club information. Or if you prefer, send an address label and four (4) units of return postage.