|ARRL CW Rookie Roundup||2018 ||December|
|Op's Full Name||Entrant Type|
|Call Used||Station Call||Category||Location||Call Area|
|AF0U ||AF0U ||Single Op ||WI ||W9|
|Op Call||First Licensed||Entrant Type|
|AF0U ||Before 2016 ||Non-Rookie|
| Rookie || Non-Rookie || || States || VE Prov/Ter || XE Areas || DX |
|QSO Points|| ||Total Multipliers|| ||Total Score|
|( 4 + 0 )||x||2|| = ||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.