NORTH COAST CONTESTERS
Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

NORTH COAST CONTESTERS

Upcoming Events & Activities

  • Team Competitions in January and February 2018

    It’s time to get ready for two of our favorite club operating activities – the NAQP CW and the North American Sprint CW.  The former takes place on Saturday, January 13 beginning at 1300 local and running for 12 hours, with a maximum of 10 hours of operating.  The Sprint takes place three weeks later […]
  • Save the Date – January 20, 2018

    Yes, it’s time to get ready to turn the calendar to another year, and for NCC the first gathering of the year is the annual meeting at the K8AZ superstation.  Mark those calendars for Saturday, January 20, 2018.  The meeting usually starts in the early evening, but Tom will announce details on the club email […]
  • 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 & […]

Latest News

  • Jan 2018 Meeting at K8AZ

    The annual K8AZ Open House and NCC meeting took place at Tom’s QTH in Chesterland on January 20.  Approximately 25 members were in attendance.  The recent sub-zero temps moderated somewhat and visitors were able to enjoy moderate weather for a change.  As usual, Tom prepared a great spread of snacks and pizza.  One highlight was […]
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  • NO3M Wins September 2017 Sprint!

    With the publication of the January/February 2018 NCJ, it became official:  NO3M has won the Sprint for the first time.  Congratulations, Eric!  I looked over the records going back to 2000 and there has never been a Sprint winner from east of the Mississippi River, not to mention Pennsylvania, during this time.  For most of […]
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  • NCC Ops Claim Leading Scores in 2017 CQWWDX Tests

    2017 was another winning year for NCC members in the most popular contests of the year – the CQWWDX tests.  Our top stations again can be found among the top claimed scores in these contests.  Here is an overview: SSB Weekend Once again, K3LR finds itself with the top USA claimed score with over 20.1 […]
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  • 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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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