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2024 ARRL DX CW Contest

CONGRATULATIONS to the NCC Members who participated in this weekend’s ARRL DX CW Contest! Several NCC members shared scores below.

Please join me in congratulating TEAM K3LR for achieving a New U.S. Record High Score!!!!!


Call: K3LR
Operator(s): N3GJ VE3RA K1DG KL9A N3SD AD4EB K4RO W2RQ N2NC K3UA WF7T K3LR
N8AMY
Station: K3LR
Class: M/M HP
QTH: West Middlesex, PA
Operating Time (hrs): 48
 
Summary:
Band  QSOs  Mults
——————–
  160:  342    73
  80:  1001    93
  40:  2068  112
  20:  2513  122
  15:  2581  125
  10:  2399  132
——————–
Total: 10904  657  Total Score = 21,489,813
Club: North Coast Contesters

Call: K8LY
Operator(s) : K8LY
Club/Team : NORTH COAST CONTESTERS
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.10180.0
 
        Band    QSOs  Pts  Cty  Pt/Q
         1.8          36    108   23   3.0
         3.5         68     204  40   3.0
          7           178    534   61   3.0
         14          174    522    72  3.0
         21          139    417    68  3.0
         28         170    510    76   3.0
      Total       765    2295 340 3.0
      Score : 780,300

Call: W8WTS
Operator(s): W8WTS
Station: W8WTSClass: SOUAB HP
QTH: Ohio
Operating Time (hrs): 7:53Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
——————-
  160:   17    13
   80:          
   40:  183    61
   20:   67    44
   15:   50    43
   10:  104    66
——————-
Total:  421   227     Total Score = 286,701
Club: North Coast Contesters

Call: AA8OY

Operator(s): AA8OY
Station: AA8OY

Class: SOAB LP
QTH: OHIO
Operating Time (hrs):

Summary:
 Band  QSOs Mults
——————-
  160:           
   80:     19       57
   40:     93     276
   20:   158     468
   15:     74     219
   10:     56     168
—————————–
Total:  400  1,188 

Total Score = 224,532


Call: NJ3K

 Band  QSOs  Pts  Cty  Pt/Q
  1.8       45      135   38   3.0
  3.5       90     270   55   3.0
    7       231     693   72   3.0
  14      423    1269   97   3.0
  21       511    1533  104  3.0
  28      358   1074   97   3.0
 Total 1658  4974  463  3.0
Score: 2,302,962


Call: K8MR
Operator(s): K8MR
Station: K8MR
 
Class: SOAB LP
Class Overlay: Limited-Ant
QTH: FL
Operating Time (hrs): 17
 
Summary:
Band  QSOs  Mults
——————-
  160:         
  80:  60    34
  40:  232    58
  20:  239    67
  15:  275    67
  10:  273    65
——————-
Total: 1079  291  Total Score = 941,967
Club: Florida Contest Group

Call: N8TR
Operator(s): N8TR
Station: N8TRClass: SOUAB HP
Operating Time (hrs): 17Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
——————-
  160:   40    40
   80:   75    71
   40:   89    85
   20:  112   111
   15:  116   114
   10:  126   124
——————-
Total:  558   545  Total Score = 912,330
Club: North Coast Contesters


Call: K8LN
Operating Time (hrs):
Summary: 
Band     QSOs  Mults
160:       
80:            8         7
40:        122       50
20:        204      68
15:          153      67
10:           74      38
Total:  *561*  *230*  Total Score  *387,090*
Club: North Coast Contesters

Call: W1NN
Operator(s): W1NN
Station: W1NN
 
Class: SOAB LP
Class Overlay: Limited-Ant QTH: OH
Operating Time (hrs): 33
Remote Operation
 
Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
——————-
160:   13 12
80:   113 52
40:   317 75
20:   373 76
15:   475 76
10:   413 86
——————-
Total: 1704 377 Total Score = 1,927,224
Club: North Coast Contesters

Call: K8CX
Operator(s): K8CX
Station: K8CX

Class: SOUSB20 HP
QTH: OH
Operating Time (hrs): 35

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Mults
-------------------
  160:           
   80:           
   40:           
   20: 2030   122
   15:           
   10:           
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Total: 2030   122  Total Score = 742,980
Club: North Coast Contesters

Call: WW3S
SOUSB-15
1374 qs x 122 = 501,786
NCC Sponsors ARRL DX CW Plaque

Bryan Bydal, W5MX was the winner of the NCC sponsored ARRL DX CW 2022 Contest Plaque.

(N4SS was the contest club call.)

He wrote a nice message thanking NCC for the plaque and said he hopes to see us all in Dayton at the 2023

Hamvention!

2023 Hamvention Mobile App

Download the new 2023 Hamvention Mobile App to maximize your fun in Dayton!

The app will allow you to find and schedule forums, find ARRL affiliated events, and preview exhibitors.

You can create MyProfile to connect with your friends and other hams, as well as share a QR code of your event badge. 

Click the picture below to access the Hamvention App website.

                                    

 

 

2023 ARRL Contest Logs

This year, NCC members have been hitting the contests hard and submitting logs showing their best efforts!

Great job participating and submitting logs on behalf of NCC:

2023 ARRL International DX Phone Contest

  • K3LR      Multi Op, Multi Transmitter, HP
  • K8AZ      Multi Op, Single Transmitter, HP
  • N2WK    Single Op Unlimited, HP
  • WW3S    Single Op Unlimited, HP
  • W8CZN  Single Op Unlimited, HP, 10m
  • K8LY       Single Op Unlimited, LP
  • K8ZT       Single Op Unlimited, QRP

2023 ARRL International DX CW Contest

  • K3LR      Multi Op, Multitransmitter
  • K8AZ      Multi Op, Single Transmitter, HP
  • W2FU      Multi Op, Two Transmitter
  • K8CX      Single Op Unlimited, HP
  • N2WK   Single Op Unlimited, HP
  • N8NB    Single Op Unlimited, HP
  • N8TR      Single Op Unlimited, HP
  • NJ3K      Single Op Unlimited, LP
  • K8LY       Single Op Unlimited, LP
  • K8RR      Single Op Unlimited, LP
  • K8ZT      Single Op Unlimited, QRP
  • W1NN   Single Op, LP
  • W8WTS   Single Op Unlimited, LP 80m
  • WW3S     Single Op Unlimited, HP 15m
NCC Captures Medium Gavel in 2020 ARRL International DX Contest

17 members submitted scores for the CW and SSB weekends in the 2020 ARRL International DX Contest, amassing a score of 21.5 million points, more than enough to secure another gavel for the club in the Medium club competition.  The club placing second was the Central Texas DX & Contest Club, which had 40 entries.  Congratulations NCC!

Unfortunately, the rules of the club competition do not allow K3LR’s scores to be counted, because more than half of Tim’s operators live outside the club territory.  If not for this rule, our club score would have been considerably larger.

Leading off the high scorers in the CW weekend for the club was W2FU’s first place USA/VE Multi2 score of 6.5 million points.  Nice job Jeff and crew.  The next-largest score was that of K8AZ.  Tom’s ops produced 5.5 million points and placed fourth in the M@ category, not far behind the second and third place stations.  Single ops K8CX (#1 in Ohio in the SO Unlimited HP category), WW3S and N8TR also contributed large scores for the club on the CW weekend.  N2WK, K8LY, NJ3K, K8ZT, W8WTS and K8RR also made smaller contributions.

In the SSB weekend, K8AZ’s ops managed a second-place US finish in the M2 category to account for the largest contribution for the club.  K8ZT, who came in first in the country in the SO unlimited QRP category, WW3S, K8LY, K8CX and WZ8P also contributed scores. 

Aside from the club competition, the K3LR superstation racked up another USA/VE win and another runner-up score in the Multi-multi category in the 2020 ARRL International DX Contest.  Tim’s ops dominated the action in the SSB weekend, coming in well ahead of their perennial Maryland rival W3LPL.  K3LR’s final score was 7.3 million points, with 4,989 QSOs and 495 mults versus a score of 6.3 million (4,476 and 477) for W3LPL.  In the CW weekend, it was a real squeaker but ‘LPL edged out the K3LR ops by a mere 43,397 points (9,706,275 versus 9,662,778).  What a heartbreaker!  Both W3LPL and K3LR amassed exactly the same number of mults (537), but ‘LPL managed a mere 50 more contacts!

W1NN, operating 7J1AAI at JH1GTV in Tokyo, managed a first place finish in the single band 40 meter category in Japan on the CW weekend with 678 contacts and 53 sections.  This was also the top score in Asia but just 16th in the world.  The Europeans have a significant advantage over Asian stations in this contest.

 

K8CX Inducted into The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

NCC member and creator of the Ham Gallery Tom Roscoe, K8CX, was recently inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame for his many contributions to the hobby of amateur radio over the years.  Tom’s principle work has been his Ham Gallery, where he has posted thousands of pictures of contesters at the Dayton Hamvention, as well as a huge number of DX audio clips and QSL cards.  Tom became the 333rd inductee to this prestigious list of accomplished amateurs.  NCC vice-president Tim Duffy, K3LR interviewed Tom on the DX Engineering weekly YouTube broadcast on June 12, 2020.  You can see this interesting interview with Tim at  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTaaNjv2QBg

Congratulations and thanks for your hard work over the years, Tom!

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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