Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989


About North Coast Contesters

NCC was formed in 1987 to further the efforts of contesters interested in the CQWW and ARRL DX contests. The member area of the club is a 175 mile circle that includes major parts of Ohio and Pennsylvania and extends into western New York and a small part of Ontario.

Over the the years NCC has given back to contesting by encouraging members to compete in and enjoy the major DX tests. Because of this NCC has won the medium club competition in ARRL DX test 15 times in the past 8 years.

Recently NCC has been putting together joint teams with the Mad River Radio Club for the team competition in the North American QSO Party and the North American Sprint and has produced some excellent results.

NCC has a major presence at the Dayton Hamvention, sponsoring the Contest Super Suite, the Contest Dinner and Contest University.  We are proud to count K3LR, owner and driving force behind the K3LR M/M machine and recent inductee into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, as a founding member.

NCC sponsors the following plaques:


ARRL DX:  Great Lakes Division single op CW and single op SSB

NCC Officers:

President  Tim Duffy, K3LR

Vice President Tom Lee, K8AZ

Secretary/Treasurer Ray Fallen, ND8L

Web Manager Hal Offutt, W1NN




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K8ZT Useful Links
NCC member K8ZT has a website full of useful links and resources. See the following: