Archive for April, 2010

April 2010 Rookie Roundup Results

April 20, 2010

Hi folks-

The results for the April 2010 Rookie Roundup are online. You can view them at:

Certificates are being generated and we should have those available for free download in a couple of days. Check the Rookie Roundup Blog for updates on certificate availability.

Thanks to everybody for getting involved with the first Rookie Roundup! I hope to see you again in August for a repeat of SSB.


Sean Kutzko KX9X

Rookie Roundup – Logs Received

April 19, 2010

Hi folks-

A list of logs received for the Rookie Roundup is now online at:

Go to that page and scroll down to the “Other Reports” area.

If your call is not listed, we do not have your log. Read the next blog entry on how to submit your score to us by 2100 UTC today (Monday April 19, 2010).

Sean KX9X

Rookie Roundup Log Submission

April 19, 2010

Hi Folks-

Thanks to everybody that participated in the Rookie Roundup today. It
was fun to work a lot of stations.

If you have been unable to submit your score tonight, go download this
paper score summary worksheet:

Fill out the worksheet, then email me the summary.

Are you a Rookie?:
Your state, province or country:

Email this info to me at Use the subject “Rookie
Roundup Summary – [your call]”

Score summaries should be received by 2100 UTC Monday, April 19, 2010.

Scores will be posted to the official ARRL Rookie Roundup page by 1600 UTC Tuesday,
April 20, 2010. Certificates will be available for download before the
end of April. Check for specific

Sean KX9X

The New Is Really QRV Now

April 13, 2010

Hi folks-

The new website went live around 1900 UTC on Tuesday, April 13. I encourage everybody to take a look around and get a feel for it.

The new site going live is the first phase of a multi-part rollout of the new There are still some things that need to be brought online with the new site. For example, I know that the contest results area needs a lot of work. I will start brining that info over as fast as possible. Please have patience while I work on that.

If you can’t seem to something anywhere on the site, look for the “Having Trouble?” link at the bottom of every single page. Click on it and you’ll be taken to a contact form where you can report the issue, and we’ll let you know where to find it, or if it’s not available yet. Your reports are very valuable to me; it’s a large site and I only have one pair of eyes.

I hope you enjoy navigating through the new site. Yes, we’re still working on some stuff, but we’ll have it taken care of before you know it.

Sean KX9X

2009 ARRL EME Competition Results Online

April 7, 2010

The results for the 2009 ARRL International EME Competition are now online. You can view the QST article from the May 2010 QST and the Printable Line Scores at: .

Sean KX9X

2009 SS CW Article is Online

April 7, 2010

You can find the 2009 CW Sweepstakes QST article online now at

When we finally get the new ARRL we site running, we will have the expanded results and LCR’s available.

Sean KX9X

More on XE Multipliers in the ARRL 10 Meter Contest

April 2, 2010

We are receiving some comments about the addition of the Mexican states to the 10 Meter Contest.  While many people have said they look forward to the chance to work new multipliers while learning Mexican geography, others have administrative questions or simply don’t want change.

The ARRL Board’s Programs and Services Committee was looking for a way to enhance the expanding goodwill between Hams in Mexico and the US, and provide an additional spark to a contest that has been suffering the most from a lack of sunspots.  The 10 Meter Contest is widely viewed as an event that has strong appeal to contesting newcomers and has a focus on North America — especially during solar cycle minimums — and was deemed a perfect choice for expanding ARRL’s contest program to include Mexico.

 Mexico’s FMRE and the Grupo DXXE are excited to take a new role in the ARRL 10 Meter contest.  Activity levels from Mexico in all contests is on a fast increase, and having a popular contest incorporate Mexico in a new way will be sure to spur even more activity. Less than two days after the announcement was made, efforts are already underway within Mexico to canvas active hams in each state to ensure a strong presence in the contest. 

 ARRL HQ staff will continue to work with logging program authors and its contest adjudicators to be ready for the 2010 running of the 10 Meter contest.