NORTH COAST CONTESTERS
Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

NORTH COAST CONTESTERS

Upcoming Events & Activities

  • 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 […]
  • NCC Again Sponsoring Contester Activities at Dayton 2018

    What do the following Dayton Hamvention contester activities have in common? Contester Dinner Contest University Contest Supersuite Answer:  They are all sponsored by the North Coast Contesters  (with a lot of help from our friends at the Mad River Radio Club and the Frankford Radio Club)! Here are some details about these events, which are […]

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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  • 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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  • 3 NCC/MRRC Teams in Sprint Top Ten Team Competition

    NCC and our sister club the Mad River Radio Club fielded three joint teams in the February 2018 CW Sprint and all three managed to make the top ten in the team competition! Conditions were terrible and the scores for most ops were down from the typical January scores.  Here are the details of our […]
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  • 4 NCC/MRRC Teams in January NAQP CW

    20 operators signed up to operate on a team in the January 2018 NAQP CW contest but only 14 actually managed to submit scores.  Despite the high overall participation in the US and Canada, our members seem to be busy with other things during this contest.  Each team had five registered members but unfortunately several […]
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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