Recently licensed members prepare for Field Day by taking turns operating as part of the W7DK Multi-op Team in the 2012 ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB contest. The Team scored 2,464 points ... 62 QSO's were logged with stations in 26 US States and 2 Canada provinces. Mike Mikuchonis, W7XTZ, heard a weak station in France responding to his CQ, but signals faded and contact could not be established. [4 PHOTOS]

Mike W7XTZ takes the lead as CRO (Chief Rookie Operator) for our Club and helps coach the others on the team. Instead of entering data on the computer keyboard, each operator uses "old school" paper log sheets for logging each QSO.