NORTH COAST CONTESTERS
Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

NORTH COAST CONTESTERS

Upcoming Events & Activities

  • NCC Hosts Contest Dinner @ Dayton May 18, 2019

    Spring is coming and to North American contesters that means Dayton and the Contest Dinner! Hosted by the North Coast Contesters, the contest dinner this year will take place on Saturday, May 18 at 6:30 PM with a cash bar opening an hour earlier. As always, the venue is the Crown Plaza Hotel, the official […]
  • Annual K8AZ Open House January 19, 2019

    Important announcement: The 31st Annual K8AZ Open House will be Saturday January 19, starting at 4 pm at Tom’s QTH. Due to the fact that the popular NAQP CW contest is scheduled for the previous weekend, Tom chose this date to accommodate as many members as possible.  The K8AZ Open House is always one of […]
  • 2018 Summer Picnic at K3LR!

    Friday, July 27 is the date for one of the club’s best events of the year – the summer picnic at the QTH of K3LR.  This year’s event will celebrate the 31st anniversary of the founding of our club.  You don’t want to miss this event!  There is always a big turnout and it’s a […]

Latest News

  • K3LR Captures Both CW & SSB N.A. Wins in 2018 CQWWDX Tests!

    2018 was a great year in the CQWWDX contests for the K3LR multi-multi station.  Tim’s fantastic setup and first-rate ops managed to place first in North America in both the CW and the SSB weekends, a feat that they have not managed since 2014.  Based on claimed scores, the West Middlesex, PA ops squeaked past […]
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  • K8AZ Station Renovation!

    After extensive renovations, Tom Lee’s Chesterfield, Ohio station is finally back up and in the game.  Tom and his ops spent much of the summer rebuilding the inside shack to bring the wiring and operating positions up to standards.  Unfortunately, the work was not quite complete by the time of the CQWWDX phone weekend, so […]
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  • Other NCC Scores in the 2018 CQWW DX Tests

    K3LR and K8AZ were not the only NCC stations making noise in the 2018 CQWW DX contests.  Some of the other noteworthy scores from our members: CW: M/S HP  W2FU – Second Place USA with 9.1 million points M/S LP  W1NN & N2BA at VP9I – Second place world with 5.7 million points SO (A) […]
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  • MRRC/NCC Team Places 8th in September NA Sprint

    Good participation from CW ops in our two clubs allowed the combined MRRC/ NCC to field four teams with 17 ops in the September 2018 NA Sprint. None of our ops made it into the super-competitive top ten high power list this time, but KW8N, K8MR, K9NW, K3LR and N3RD came very close, and the […]
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  • NCC/MRRC Team Makes Top Ten in August NAQP

    Conditions were excellent for the August, 2018 North American QSO Party CW and the scores submitted by the participants clearly reflected this fact.  Winner AA3B managed over 1,300 contacts and 221 mults to produce a score of 287,742 points.  As this is just a 10 hour contest, AA3B averaged 130 Q’s an hour!  This high […]
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  • NCC Superstations All Out for ARRL DX CW

    The North Coast Contesters club boasts three of the best superstations in the country – K3LR, W2FU and K8AZ – and all of them were out in force for the CW weekend of the 2018 ARRL International DX Contest .  Unfortunately, conditions were terrible and this really impacted our stations this year, but our guys […]
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K8ZT Useful Links
NCC member K8ZT has a website full of useful links and resources. See the following: http://www.k8zt.com/contesting http://www.k8zt.com/dx http://www.k8zt.com/propagation http://www.k8zt.com/maps