2017  October
Call UsedCategorySchool/Club NameParticipants
AG7HP  Senior High SchoolCaldwell High School15
Primary Operator/Sponsor:
AG7HP  ID  Dennis Zattiero  
ScoreCW/RTTY/Dig QsPhone QsUSVEDXClubsSchools

This week Caldwell High School participated in an amateur radio
contest called the ARRL School Club Roundup. Approximately 15
students from the CHS Engineering and Robotics classes spent their
afternoons and evenings, every day this week, making radio contact
with other stations from across the continent.

Contest Objective: To exchange QSO information (station call sign,
location, and signal report) with other school and club stations that
are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college. A points
system is used to score each contact and the student radio station was
allowed to operate for a cumulative of 24 hours over a five day
period. It was also encouraged to contact non-school clubs and
individuals, although they didn't score as highly. Students earned
almost 30k points in the competition this week while "working" several
hundred stations from 42 different US states including Hawaii, Canada,
Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.

CHS junior Kelsey Ferro said at the conclusion of the event, "I really
enjoyed the opportunity to use the knowledge of radios I learned in
Mr. Z's class. This was one of the coolest and nerdiest things I can
gladly say I've done. From stringing the antenna from the roof to
using the radio and talking to new people, these kind of opportunities
are why I love engineering".