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ARRL Rookie Roundup – SSB

April 19, 2020

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Ham Radio Contest

Mission: To encourage newly-licensed operators (“Rookies”) in North America (including territories and possessions) to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating. Experienced operators (“Non-Rookies”) are strongly encouraged to participate and help new operators – either on the air or in person.

Objective: Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter HF bands.

Rookie Roundup is a contest aimed at Amateurs licensed for three years or less. This six-hour event is held three times per year (April, August and December). Rookies can contact anybody, while “Old Timers” make contact with only Rookies. Mentoring is a big part of this event!

Dates and times: Sunday, April 19, 2020 –  All events run for 6 hours (from 1800 to 2359 UTC)

ARRL Rookie Roundup, SSB
Status: Active
Geographic Focus: North America
Participation: Worldwide
Mode: SSB
Bands: 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes: Single Op Rookie
Multi-Op Rookie
Max power: 100 watts
Exchange: Name + 2-digit year first licensed + (state/province/XE area/DX)
Work stations: Once per band
QSO Points: 1 point per QSO with non-rookie
2 points per QSO with rookie
Multipliers: Each US state and DC once
Each VE province once
Each XE call area once
One DX once
Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults
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