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ARRL CW Rookie Roundup2018  December
Op's Full NameEntrant Type
Joshua Cepek   Non-Rookie
Call UsedStation CallCategoryLocationCall Area
AF0U  AF0U  Single Op  WI  W9
Op CallFirst LicensedEntrant Type
AF0U  Before 2016  Non-Rookie
Score Calculation:
QSOs Multipliers
 Rookie  Non-Rookie   States  VE Prov/Ter  XE Areas  DX 
QSO Points Total Multipliers Total Score
( 4 + 0 )x2 = 8

I have a comment on the qualification of rookies. While I've been licensed about 10 years, it's only in the last several months that I've began operating CW. Notably, many of the qualifying rookies have significantly more experience than I do, and I'm still very much a newcomer to the mode.

It might be worth revising the definition of a rookie to include operators who made their first contact on the mode within the last 12 months; this may broaden the pool of eligible rookies while preserving the spirit of the rules.

This said, I did enjoy working the handful of rookies I did and think it's a great way to encourage newer operators to get on the air.