K4KDJ and the Fall 2014 School Club Roundup

K4KDJ was on the air during the week of October 20-24, 2014 for the Fall 2014 School Club Roundup.  The School Club Roundup is a week-long, biannual ham radio contest sponsored by the American Radio Relay League with a focus on increasing ham radio activity in schools radio clubs of all levels.  This semester's effort was led by Virginia Tech student John Herrick, KK4BSM. Other operators included W2NAF, and KJ4OAP. We also had help from numerous loggers and people providing support in various ways, including KM4EGE, KV4RJ, K3IW, KB3WPR, and many others.

For Fall 2014, K4KDJ claimed 1057 QSOs (contacts) and 358,848 points.  This is the highest score for the SCR in VTARA history, and likely the second highest score in School Club Roundup history to date.

K4KDJ to Participate in November Sweepstakes SSB

Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Station will put K4KDJ on the air for the 80th November Sweepstakes SSB Contest. Operations will take place 80-10 meters from Saturday, November 16 at 4 PM EST to Sunday, November 17 at 10 PM EST. K4KDJ has participated in this contest many times in the past, and has even won the Roanaoke School Division.

Sweepstakes is the oldest domestic amateur radio conest, and the rules of exchange are based on the header of formal radio traffic. In this contest, K4KDJ will be working to contact all 83 US and Canadian radio sections within the 24 hours of allowed operation time. For more information regarding the ARRL Sweepstakes, please visit

K4KDJ Participates in February 2013 School Club Roundup

From February 11-15, 2013, operators from the Virginia Tech Amateur Radio Station competed as K4KDJ in the School Club Roundup.  The School Club Roundup is an ARRL/LIMARC sponsored contest to encourage schools of all levels to get on the air.  More in formation about the SCR can be found at

This semester, K4KDJ has a claimed score of 13386.  Read more for the contest score summary.


School Club Round-Up

The School Club Roundup contest is next week, and K4KDJ will on the air from the shack in Squires.  Read more about the contest here:

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