NORTH COAST CONTESTERS
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Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

NORTH COAST CONTESTERS

Upcoming Events & Activities

  • NAS Coming September 9, 2017

    Mark your calendars for the September 2017 running of the North American Sprint (NAS), which is scheduled for Saturday, the 9th (10th UTC).  Tim K3LR will be whipping up participation for our joint teams with the Mad River Radio Club a week or two before the event. In the September 2016 NAS, the NCC & […]
  • Summer 2017 NCC Picnic at K3LR

    Save the date – Friday, July 21, 2017.  This is the date that NCC President Tim Duffy has announced for the next NCC Summer picnic.  The event will commence around 4 PM at Tim’s station in West Middlesex, PA and continue until ???  Tim’s picnics are always really fun – lots of good food, good […]
  • NO3M’s 1930’s-Style Field Day

    Eric, NO3M, posted the following to the NCC email reflector.  Sounds like a lot of fun!: Just want to let everyone know that I’ll be hosting a Field Day setup again this year focused on 1930s type homebrew gear.  Everyone is welcome to come out to the farm (NO3M QTH) for as long as they’d […]

Latest News

  • NCC Wins Medium Club Gavel

    NCC has won another gavel, this one for being at the top of the USA medium club category in the 2017 ARRL International DX Contests (phone combined with CW).  Not only did our score put us at the top of the medium category, but it was actually the fourth largest score made in any category!  […]
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  • NCC Celebrates 30th Anniversary at K3LR Picnic

    Nearly 30 members and guests gathered at the K3LR superstation in West Middlesex, PA on July 21, 2017 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the founding of the club.  Attendees feasted on a luxurious catered picnic fare of hot dogs and hamburgers and socialized at tables set up in Tim’s new garage or in the […]
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  • K3LR Racks up 8th Straight Win in 2017 ARRL DX SSB

    The results for the 2017 ARRL International DX Contest SSB are out and K3LR again led the pack, placing first in the world!  It was the eighth consecutive number one placement for Tim’s ops.  These guys own this contest!  What’s Tim’s formula?  It’s simple to describe and extremely difficult to execute:  the best hardware plus […]
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  • N8NB Selling Alpha 99 Amp

    For Sale: Alpha 99 amplifier in excellent condition. New finals installed and bias adjusted by DXE’s “amp man”.  Full power plus– 45 watts in got 1500 watts out in test. Cooling fan for the transformer has been installed. Non-smoking environment, one-owner and not used seriously in a contest. $2000 firm. Contact Dave Fairbanks(N8NB) at K3LR’s […]
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  • 2017 ARRL DX CW Results

    Results are out for the 2017 ARRL International DX CW Contest and NCC again dominated or nearly dominated several important categories for W/VE stations.  Here is a summary of our members’ efforts. W2FU crushed their rivals in the Multi Two category from WNY with a score more than 1.5 million points ahead of second place […]
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  • Dayton Photos Posted to K8CX Gallery

    QSP by K3LR:  K8CX has posted his 21st Dayton photo gallery at: http://hamgallery.com/dayton2017/ There are now a total of 5,285 Dayton photos up on Hamgallery.com.  All callsigns are searchable from the Hamgallery homepage. Also check out the K8CX 2017 Dayton Review page at: http://hamgallery.com/gallery/D/hamvention2017.htm
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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