NORTH COAST CONTESTERS
Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

Supporting Ham Radio Contesting Since 1989

NORTH COAST CONTESTERS

Events

NCC to Sponsor Contest Dinner at Dayton 2016

The Dayton Hamvention for 2016 will be held May 20-22 at the Hara Arena in Dayton. If you haven’t done so already, it’s time to make your hotel and contest dinner reservations.

Once again, North Coast Contesters will sponsor the Contest Dinner and are proud to announce that Contest Hall of Fame member John Crovelli, W2GD/P40W will be the keynote speaker for the 24th annual Dayton Contest Dinner event on May 21, 2016.

The Contest dinner will be held on Saturday night, May 21, 2016 at 6:30pm. Cash bar opens at 5:30pm. Located at the Crowne Plaza Hotel (Official Contest Hotel) at 5th and Jefferson Streets (Next to the Downtown Convention Center) Dayton, Ohio in the Presidential Ballroom.

Contest Dinner Highlights:

  • Master of Ceremonies: John Dorr, K1AR
  • Dinner Speaker: John Crovelli, W2GD
  • 2016 CQ Contest Hall of Fame Inductions: To Be Announced
  • Many contest operators from around the world attend this event. If you enjoy radio contesting, you do not want to miss this Contest Dinner!

Thanks to Icom America, the main door prize is the IC-7600, a full featured HF transceiver.

Details and ticket information is available here: http://contestdinner.com

 

 

NCC Meeting January 16, 2016

Mark your calendar for Saturday, January 16, 2016 when the next NCC meeting will be held.  Details will be announced on the club email reflector.  In the past the meetings have usually been held in the evening but with this meeting the time has been moved up to 3 PM in the afternoon.  Stay tuned for details.

NCC Summer Picnic at K3LR

NCC members are invited to attend another summer picnic at the QTH of our president, Tim Duffy, K3LR.  Those who have attended previous picnics at Tim’s know that these events are great fun with good companionship, good food and most likely a station tour.  This one will be held in Tim’s new barn!  The picnic starts at 6 PM on Friday, July 31.  Mwembers need to RSVP direct to Tim via email.

Ohio QSO Party Coming Up

August 22 is the date for the 2015 running of the OHQP. Quite a few NCC members are regular participants in this annual event held on the fourth Saturday of August, so be sure to mark your calendars and get on the air for this fun event. Beginning this year, the serial number has been replaced with a signal report, which will make life easier for mobiles. See www.ohqp.org for details.

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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