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December 2013 ARRL CW Rookie Roundup final scores are listed below. Click on a call to see the entry details.

Single Op Call Area: W0
Call UsedQTHScoreRankRook QsNonrook QsUSVEXEDXTeam
AD0AK  IA211233000 
Single Op Call Area: W1
Call UsedQTHScoreRankRook QsNonrook QsUSVEXEDXTeam
W1SFR  VT2,0101134128101 
AB1QB  NH6002131415000 
KB1ZOJ  CT23435813000 
Single Op Call Area: W3
Call UsedQTHScoreRankRook QsNonrook QsUSVEXEDXTeam
AB3TM  MD1,3111123322100 
NR3P  MD240231412000 
AB3RU  PA13033710000 
Single Op Call Area: W4
Call UsedQTHScoreRankRook QsNonrook QsUSVEXEDXTeam
W4TTM  TN2,4361145627101 
AK4SQ  VA1,326293325100 
KK4RTF  VA1,220355117300 
KV4QS  FL903482720100 
K4LJG  GA880553020200 
K4AOA  NC840633421000 
KK4CCL  KY476752414000 
Single Op Call Area: W5
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K5WL  TX3,1021234831101 
W5SMB  MS528291516000 
Single Op Call Area: W6
Call UsedQTHScoreRankRook QsNonrook QsUSVEXEDXTeam
KK6GMH  CA2,2361145825100 
KK6FUT  CA130211110000 
Single Op Call Area: W7
Call UsedQTHScoreRankRook QsNonrook QsUSVEXEDXTeam
N7SMI  UT1,060193519001 
K5TRI  WA30026188200 
KF7QLH  WA220351011000 
Single Op Call Area: W8
Call UsedQTHScoreRankRook QsNonrook QsUSVEXEDXTeam
W8MRL  OH911456100 


AB1QB   Rookie   NH
This was my last year as a rookie and I worked all 3 roundups - Phone, RTTY, and CW. I thought the RTTY Rookie Roundup would be my last but decided to learn CW. This was my first attempt at CW and I had a great time! Thanks to all of the non-rookies for their patience with the new CW operators.
AB3TM   Rookie   MD
I usually spot and pounce for contests, but decided to try running this time. My ear is not as sharp as I thought it was! Thank you to all the patient ops for repeating your calls for me. The day seemed to start slow, but picked up after the early football games were over. I thought 15m was going to be the band of the day, but that didn't seem to work out. Thank you to 20m & 40m for supporting my signal. I didn't hit my score goal, but did pick up 3 of the 5 states missing from my CW WAS. I am very happy with that result. Just wish I had been able to pick up a few more mults, especially VE, XE, and a DX. Again, thanks to all the rookies and non-rookies for joining in on this fun contest!
AD0AK   Rookie   IA
The contacts made here are some of my very first CW QSOs. Only had 90 minutes available. Perhaps more time will be available next year.
K0DTJ   Nonrookie   CA
Very worth while and lots of fun. Some very good ops among the stations I worked. All who participated are to be congratulated on their achievement.
K2ZR/4   Nonrookie   FL
K2 @ 75W and Windom
The K2 called CQ R often over 3 hours or so. Only worked 4 Rookies.
73 & HH to All,
Dick, K2ZR/4
Key West, IOTA NA-062
K3KLC   Nonrookie   MD
1951 KK4CCL ROY 11 KY
1956 K9CT CRAIG 67 IL
2000 WN4AFP DAVE 75 SC
2011 NR3P PAUL 11 MD
K4AOA   Rookie   NC
K2 and 10 watts here. Thanks to all that could hear me. 73/Jim/K4AOA
K4BAI   Nonrookie   GA
FT1000MP, 100W, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee. Worked many non-rookies for non counting QSOs. Had on amp by mistake for first three rookie QSOs, so these are not counted. After reduced power to 100W, worked 26 rookies in 17 states. Very glad to find some new CW ops, including local friend KK4BNC. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 73, John, K4BAI (year 1954)
K5WL   Rookie   TX
Much better than last year!
K9CT   Nonrookie   IL
Need more rookies!!

Wide range of abilities represented...from 15 to 22 wpm.
KK4CCL   Rookie   KY
I just started CW 1 month ago and this was my first contest. It was a lot of fun. I wish I would have taken up CW earlier...some of the new guys were flying.
KK4RTF   Rookie   VA
Yesterday, my daughter, Jennifer, KK4RTF, got into the Rookie Roundup at my urging, and made her first CW contacts ever!

She has been operating here with the Goat Farm group for about the last year and a half in M/M RTTY contests, 'just to help her Dad out'.

She acquired an interest and this past spring got her Tech license, but until yesterday, she had not been on the air with CW.

She did have the benefit of being able to use a station with 'robust' antennas.

Thanks to everyone for the contacts, and sending at appropriate speeds. Many familiar calls were logged. She did find N5RZ's name of 'Gator' amusing.

Steve, NR4M and Jennifer, KK4RTF
(the Goat Farm)
KK6FUT   Rookie   CA
That was good CW practice. I was grateful that there were many long-licensed operators willing to come back to my pitifully slow CQ (5 wpm), and suffer through requests for QRS and RPT PLS. Wish I were able to contact more rookie stations (not many on the bands, it appears). Thanks for keeping this going!!!
KQ6Q   Nonrookie   CA
Very few rookies found - more non-rookies calling cq!
KR3E   Nonrookie   MD
Low turnout, possibly due to poor choice of dates, i.e. the Sunday before Christmas when many are very busy with other things and an NFL Sunday. Also, lack of significant promotion. (Even some of the items on the Novice RR page on arrl.org needed updating).

Many OTers seemed not to know how to call CQ. There were far too many "CQ RR"s, rather than "CQ R," being sent by people licensed decades ago.

Maybe some outreach to CW clubs, such as FISTS, SKCC, CWops and FOC would help.

Finally, why does this form allow non-rookies to enter non-rookie QSOs for inclusion in the score that's being calculated?
KV4QS   Rookie   FL
N1MM / K3 / 40 and 80m delta loop in palm trees. Many thanks to all the participants and to the ARRL for sponsoring the Rookie Roundup. 73 KV4QS
N0AX   Nonrookie   MO
Fun to spend a few hours working the Rookies on CW. Thanks also to the many non-Rookies who also made an effort to get on and make a few QSOs. 73, Ward N0AX
N7SMI   Rookie   UT
I will miss operating as a rookie in the roundups. Thanks to all the non-rookies who took the time to SLOWLY work us.
NC4RT   Nonrookie   NC
Could only participate for 40 minutes, but great fun!
NQ2W   Nonrookie   NY
Had fun during the time I could operate. Had a few non-rookies answer my CQ R; they're not included in my score submission. Good luck to all the FB rookies that participated. I hope to hear you all on the air in future contests. Always QRP, always CW - 73 de NQ2W
NR3P   Rookie   MD
Many thanks to all who worked us rookies, for your patience. We learn more with each contact- and the learning curve is steep. 73, NR3P
VE7BGP   Nonrookie   BC
I had a lot of fun working the Rookies with my newly vintage FT-ONE and SpeedX Hand Key
W1SFR   Rookie   VT
All contacts QRP
W5SMB   Rookie   MS
It was fun. Thanks. Log uploaded to LofTW...
W8MRL   Rookie   OH
This was fun, even though I was only able to work for an hour and twenty minutes.
WN4AFP   Nonrookie   SC
My first Rookie Roundup was the "Novice Roundup" back in the late 1970's.

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