ARRL Rookie Roundup Contest – Sunday, 19 April

Update: The SBARC team will be operating on or around 7.225 and 14.240 during the contest. If you can’t participate, please try to contact them on these frequencies during the contest to get them more points!

SBARC will participate in this spring’s Rookie Roundup contest at the club station on Sunday April 19th between 11:00 and 17:00 hours local time. During the Rookie Roundup, a “Rookie” is any radio amateur licensed within the current calendar year or in the previous two calendar years, regardless of license class. Operators exchange the call sign of the station they’re working plus their own call sign, first name, two-digit number of the year first licensed, and state, Canadian province, Mexican call area, or “DX.”

The goal of Rookie Roundup is to encourage newly licensed operators in North America (including territories and possessions) to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating. Experienced operators are encouraged to participate and help new operators — either on the air or in person.

This is a terrific opportunity for new operators to get on the air and learn contesting skills. Old Timers may want to consider opening up their stations to rookies and serving as a contesting mentor. The more operators on the air, the more fun the Roundup will be for everyone.

Review the rules before the event, and get familiar with logging and log submission processes too. Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. Rookie entrants are encouraged to read “HF Contesting – Good Practices, Interpretations and Suggestions.”

For more information and to sign up for the “team” contact Theo KK6YYZ, at or (805) 896-4421.

Post expires at 11:30am on Sunday April 19th, 2015 but will still be available in the archives.

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President, Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club 2016-Present

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