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ARRL Rookie Roundup is Just Ahead


The 2015 CW Rookie Roundup is right around the corner on Sunday, December 20. Rookies can take up their Morse keys (or keyboards) and “pound some brass” in pursuit of Rookies and Non-rookies alike. Rookies — anyone licensed for 3 years or less — get on the air and call “CQ RR,” so other participants can find them. Grizzled CW veterans call “CQ R” (CQ Rookies).

Veteran operators are encouraged to invite new hams to use their stations and give CW a try, or to invite several newbies over and have a multi-op. This also is great practice for Straight Key Night on New Year's Eve, so limber up those sending skills and help to introduce the joys of CW to a new generation of hams! This also an excellent opportunity to try out contesting in an event designed for newcomers. There are also SSB and RTTY Rookie Roundup events every year.

Rookie entrants are encouraged to read “HF Contesting – Good Practices, Interpretations and Suggestions.”

To register teams or submit scores visit the ARRL Rookie Roundup Contests page, hosted by Bruce Horn, WA7BNM.



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