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ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB a Big Success


ARRL Contest Branch Manager, Matt Wilhelm, W1MSW, reports that the April SSB Rookie Roundup was a big success! The results and soapbox have been posted.

“We received a record number of entries,” said Wilhelm, who received 180 entries — 149 of them from Rookies and 31 from non-Rookies. “Thank you to all the Rookies who participated, the Elmers who were there to mentor, and the non-Rookies who gave out contacts during the event.”

Wilhelm noted that since some of the logs received represented multioperator entries that 173 rookie operators participated in all.

ARRL Media and Public Relations Manager (and former Contest Branch Manager) Sean Kutzko, KX9X, contacted Rookies from ARRL Headquarters station W1HQ, while Wilhelm operated from home.

“What a fun time, contacting Rookies during Rookie Roundup,” he said afterward. “Everyone sounded great and did an excellent job handling the exchange.”

Electronic certificates will go out to participants in the near future. Wilhelm said he’s already looking forward to the ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY in August.



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