The following information is courtesy of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL):
The winter/spring term of the twice-yearly School Club Roundup (SCR) takes place Monday through Friday, February 12-16. The objective is for school radio clubs at the Elementary, Middle, High School and College levels to exchange information in a competitive context. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.
The SCR is sponsored by the ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force, and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC) to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.
Award certificates will be issued to top-scoring schools at each entry level and to non-school clubs and individuals.
Winter/Spring Term: February 12-16, 2018
Fall Term: October 15-19, 2018
For more information on the School Club Roundup visit: http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup
Background information: Last year's Fall School Club Roundup
Get Set for School Club Roundup October 17-21!
The following information is courtesy of the American Radio Relay League
With fall semester well underway, school clubs are at full throttle. That means it’s time for the ARRL School Club Roundup (SCR) — fall edition. Propagation is typically better at this time of year, and clubs should not find it too difficult to make contacts across the US and around the globe, even with a modest station. Unlike most contests, this one takes place during the week. SCR 2016 gets under way on Monday, October 17, beginning at 1300 UTC, and runs through Friday, October 21, at 2359 UTC. Stations may operate for up to 24 hours during the entire contest and may only operate for 6 hours during any single 24-hour period.
There are five participation categories: Elementary/Primary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, Senior High School, College/University Club, and Non-School Club. There is also an Individual category.
If you just want to get on the air and hand out contacts, enter in the Individual category. Any mode — SSB, CW, or digital — is okay. Tune around and listen for SCR stations calling CQ, or do it yourself and see who answers (call “CQ School Clubs,” if you aren’t a club station). Stations exchange signal report, category (School, Club, or Individual), and state, province, or DXCC entity. Once the contest is over, submit your log online (preferred) or on paper.
The most popular time for younger students to be on the air is during after-school hours, but the older students may be on the air at any time. All groups are limited to one transmitter on the air.
The School Club Roundup is co-sponsored by the ARRL and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), and results appear in QST as well as online. Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, has created a web entry service that accepts scores and logs. Paper logs and summary sheets are still available, but participants might want to try the logging program SCR-LOG, which is written especially for the School Club Roundup. Other logging program choices are listed on the SCR website.