ARRL East Bay Section

ARRL Rookie Roundup

Posted by af6aq on August 11th, 2010

Hi Folks-

This Sunday, August 15, is the 2nd ARRL Rookie Roundup, from 1800z through 2359z. SSB will be used again for this event; CW will be in December, and RTTY will debut in August 2011.

We’ve made some changes to the way things were run last April:

1) You have 72 hours to submit your score summary.

2) All score summaries should be submitted through the Rookie Roundup Online Score Summary form, found as a link off the main RR site. This is a simple form that walks Rookies (and non-Rookies) through the process of submitting their score summary. This also provides a single point of entry for the Rookie Roundup.

3) Trey N5KO, George K5TR and others have developed In The Log, a free, web-based, simple logging application. It’s been tested, and it works. Visit <>  to register for it and take it for a test drive. This web page and its tools are still under development, but for the Rookie Roundup it will provide the basic essentials for those who are just getting started as well as those who don’t need all the “bells and whistles” of a full-featured logging program.  They hope to add support for more contests in the future.

We are still committed to having the Rookie Roundup be a live-adjudicated event one day. For now, we will take smaller steps to get there.

Complete rules, FAQ, paper logging forms, blog and a link to the Score Summary Reporting Form can be found at

Get on the air, host a Rookie this weekend, work the Rookies, and have some fun!


Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Contest Branch Manager

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