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December 2014 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
AE0EE  MN2,9451205530100 
AD0AK  IA1,1132162120100 
Single Op Call Area: W1
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K1TNT  VT1,426194421101 
KC1AXJ  CT82121001 
Single Op Call Area: W2
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KD2FVG  NJ451335000 
Single Op Call Area: W3
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K2DEP  MD5281111114101 
AB3TM  MD299251313000 
Single Op Call Area: W4
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WB4IT  AL2,2121135325201 
AK4SQ  VA2,1462193628100 
KM4GGS  NC480352016000 
K4LJG  GA24047612000 
KN1FE  FL325404000 
Single Op Call Area: W5
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K5WL  TX2,3221253626100 
W5SMB  MS276261112000 
Single Op Call Area: W6
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W1ZU/6  CA2,3101144930000 
KK6FUT  CA6602171014100 
Single Op Call Area: W7
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WO7A  WA2,5231214527101 
KG7HBY  NV1,2962122426001 
N7TMS  ID213313000 
Single Op Call Area: W8
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KD8VMF  WV462116113001 
Single Op Call Area: W9
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W9SRP  IN161044000 
Single Op Call Area: VE
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VA2SNL  QC1531738100 


AB3TM   Rookie   MD
Last year of eligibility as a Rookie, should have waited another month to get licensed! Seems like a low turnout, and have much to do to get ready for the holidays. Decided to QRT early. 73s, and good luck to next year's Rookies!
AD0AK   Rookie   IA
Great fun. I decided to get brave and attempt a CW run in this event. Glad I did as my QSO rate increased nicely, especially after a QSY to 40 meters just before the close. I dedicate this to memory of my dad, who passed last May, as he inspired me to always keep learning things. Thanks to all who QSO'd with me. 73.
AE0EE   Rookie   MN
Many thanks to all who came out and participated, especially WO7A for a rookie QSO on three bands!

This was a tough contest. Despite the forecast geomagnetic storm, the bands seemed to hold together. However, it wasn't easy to make contacts and keep the rate up. With a wide range of code proficiencies, in order to work the most stations, CQs needed to be made fairly slowly. It was tough to speed up, because veteran stations would slow to the speed of the call, and it was easier to just work them slowly than ask whether they could/would speed back up.

Another big challenge was dealing with the stations who weren't familiar with the exchange: I lost several QSOs (and XE/DX mults!) for want of the proper info, and doubt I am alone in that respect. Congratulations to all the rookies who persevered through these conditions. I'd strongly urge you to get involved with the Straight Key Century Club, whose members provided a great number of QSOs during the Rookie Roundup. Their monthly sprints and weekend sprintathon are lots of fun, and with an exchange that is generally easier to understand. When your CW gets faster, the Sweepstakes and the other non-rookie contests can be very exciting.

See you on the bands!
K1TNT   Rookie   VT
1st time participating. Using wire ant and 50-75W.
K2DEP   Rookie   MD
This was my first and will be my last rookie roundup event. Licensed in 2012. Was a lot of fun but the bands dropped off here in MD around 2100 UTC and came back 2 hrs later. I enjoy fun contests. It would be nice to include an RST as part of the exchange considering almost all contests require it. 73 Steve
K5WL   Rookie   TX
Caught a couple of DX but couldn't get them to give year. Slower than last year, it seemed like. Lots of CENT activity. Last one as a rookie :( it's been fun.
KB2HSH   Nonrookie   NY
I haven't worked this contest since it was the Novice Roundup...and I WAS a Novice. Great time meeting some new hams with a love for CW. Happy Holidays de KB2HSH!
KD8VMF   Rookie   WV
My first CW QSO's. Thanks to all and especially Luis, KP4ED in Puerto Rico. 73 KD8VMF
KK6FUT   Rookie   CA
Wow, lots more activity than expected, great fun! Much better after a year of CW practice!
KM4GGS   Rookie   NC
This form is confusing, Thanks
N1IMW   Nonrookie   NH
Not a rookie here but I thought I'd submit a log.

Thanks for your work Bruce!
N7WY   Nonrookie   MO
I tried to attract a local rookie to particpate in the event, but there were no takers. Calling CQ R attracted seasoned US and VK hams. Therefore rookie contacts were made S&P, only.
VA2SNL   Rookie   QC
Bands were very noisy :-( Hope to do a lot better next and last year!
W1ZU/6   Rookie   CA
Lots of fun working the RR in California. I wish there was just a little more activity. I really appreciate all the non-rookies' and their patience (and the rookies' patience too!) Although it is too late now, it would have been fun to be worth 200 centennial points for the 6 hours of the roundup!
W5SMB   Rookie   MS
Last year to operate as a Rookie... I had fun but was only able to operate for a little over an hour. Seemed like quite a few more rookies out there than the last two years. Fun times.
W8PEN   Nonrookie   OH
Nice time. Good to here some CW activity from the Rookies. CW rocks.
Maybe next time I will invite a Rookie to my station.
W9SRP   Rookie   IN
Not many stations willing to respond to CW less than 20WPM.

Actually heard and recorded someone on the 2 meter calling channel ridiculing the rookie CW activity that weekend. :-(
WB5EIN   Nonrookie   MS
It surely was fun working the rookies. This reminded of my novice days and how I learned so much from my "on-the-air" Elmers, most of whom I never met.
Hopefully, many of these rookies will become die-hard contesters someday.

73 to all and thanks for the few QSOs.

--Dr. Larry S. Anderson, WB5EIN
Tupelo, MS (birthplace of Elvis)

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