Rookie Roundup is a contest aimed at Amateurs licensed for three years or less. This six-hour event is held three times per year ( on the third Sunday of April, August and December from 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC). Rookies can contact anybody, while “Old Timers” make contact with only Rookies. Mentoring is a big part of this event!
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. All participants are limited to no more than 100 watts PEP output. Rookie entrants are encouraged to read “HF Contesting – Good Practices, Interpretations and Suggestions.”
If you want to participate, contact Mark (K3MRK).
Get full Rookie Roundup info at arrl.net.