This 6-hour event is designed for newcomers. Rookies attempt to make as many contacts as possible during the contest period. Rookies can work everyone – and non-Rookies can work only Rookies.
Non-Rookies call “CQ R” on RTTY and your “check” is the year you were first licensed, e.g. 10.
Hope to work you on the air!
Are you a Rookie?
- Were you first licensed in 2017, 2016 or 2015? YES — you are a Rookie and your “check” is 17, 16, or 15.
- Were you licensed before 2015; but you made your first Amateur Radio contact during 2017, 2016 or 2015 ? YES — you are a Rookie and your “check” is 17.
- If you haven’t made any contacts using the RTTY mode in a contest before this RTTY Rookie Roundup contest then, YES — you are Rookie and your “check” is 17.
You are a Rookie for just one year.
RTTY Activity: Look in and around these frequency ranges: 3.580-3.585, 7.080-7.085, 14.080-14.085, 21.080-21.085, and 28.080-28.085 MHz.
Exchange: Call sign of station worked, your call sign, your first name, two-digit number of the year first licensed (“check”) and state.
Examples: Remember RTTY is ALL CAPS.
NØAX DE KB1QAW CAROL 08, CT
KX9X DE VE7XYZ DAVE 07 BC
KD2ABC DE XE1KK RAMON 96 XE1
KG6PQR DE JH4NMT TOSHI 75 DX
Complete Rules, 5. Scoring: See <http://www.arrl.org/rookie-roundup>.
Deadline to submit scores: 23:59:59 UTC Wednesday, August 23, 2017.
Submit your score on the Rookie Roundup page <http://www.b4h.net/arrlrr/index.php>
hosted by Bruce Horn, WA7BNM.
Abstracted from “ARRL Rookie Roundup” webpage by Bob, K1KVV