NORTH COAST CONTESTERS
Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

NORTH COAST CONTESTERS

Upcoming Events & Activities

  • 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 […]
  • Dayton 2017 Activities Announced

    NCC president Tim Duffy, K3LR, has announced three important events for Dayton 2017: The first is the event that no contester wants to miss – the Contest Dinner, sponsored by North Coast Contesters.  This year’s dinner, to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, will be the twenty-fifth such event!  […]
  • NA Sprint February 4, 2017

    Please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 4, 2017 for the next NA Sprint CW.  NCC has been putting together ten-operator teams with our friends in the Mad River Radio Club and a few others for several years and we will be doing the same during 2017.  The January contest begins at 7 PM local […]

Latest News

  • 2016 Sweepstakes Results – NCC Members Win WPA, OH

    Sweepstakes is not an event for which the club pulls out all the stops, but quite a few members do participate.  Here’s a wrap up of some of the noteworthy scores registered in the 2016 contests. CW W2FU placed third in the multi-single low power category with nearly 170,000 points.  Ops K0SM, N2ZN, NW2K, W2FU […]
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  • K3LR Dominates USA Multi-Multi in 2016 CQWW SSB but is Edged Out Again in the CW Weekend

    Battling what many considered to be the worst conditions ever for this contest, the team at K3LR managed a 7th-in-world multi-multi finish in the SSB weekend, decisively winning USA with a score of 12.6 million points compared with 9.6 million for WE3C and 8.7 million for W3LPL.  The ‘LR team’s score was some 19 million […]
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  • K3LR Elected NCC President at January 14, 2017 Annual Meeting

    At the 28th annual meeting of the North Coast Contesters held at the QTH of Tom Lee, K8AZ, Tim Duffy, K3LR, was elected president of the club again.  Tim has served as president several times in prior years. Outgoing president Tom Lee will serve as vice president.  Here is the report of the meeting submitted […]
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  • NCC Wins Gavel in 2016 ARRL International DX Club Competition

    In this year’s ARRL International DX Affiliated Club Competition, the North Coast Contesters have won the Medium Club gavel with a massive win over their competitors.  NCC amassed over 70 million points from 27 entrants to beat second place DFW Contest Group by over 40 million points.  In November, Great Lakes Director Dale Williams WA8EFK […]
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  • Band Condx Challenge NCC Ops in 2016 CQWWDX Contests

    Some of the worst band conditions anyone can remember made the 2016 fall contest season extremely challenging for NCC’s multiop stations.  Both the CW and SSB weekends saw what can only be called awful conditions, affecting all stations but especially impacting NCC members who are generally located several hundred miles further from Europe than the […]
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  • W8CAR and W1NN Mentioned in WPX Write-up

    The November, 2016 issue of CQ Magazine carried the results of the 2016 WPX CW Contest and two NCC members were mentioned in the second paragraph of the results article: Thunderstorms are a part of life in the springtime.  Rain began to fall before the contest in France where W1NN had set up operations in […]
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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