NCC Wins Medium Club Gavel in 2019 ARRL International DX Contest
Once again, NCC topped the list of clubs in the medium category to walk away with another gavel in the 2019 ARRL International DX Contest. 19 members submitted logs for a combined total score of 22,665,072 points. The club competition combines CW and phone scores.
Leading our list of contributors, of course, were our multi-operator stations K3LR, W2FU and K8AZ. The former, operating in the multi-multi category as usual, managed a first place USA score in the phone weekend, besting the rival W3LPL team by over a million points (4.8 million vs. 3.7 million). However, the ops at W3LPL snuck ahead of ‘LR in the CW event, with a score of 10.1 million versus 9.7 million. W3LPL managed 300 more contacts, enough to overcome Tim’s small lead in multipliers (552 vs. 543).
In the CW weekend, W2FJ managed a first place North America win in the multi two category, with a score of 7.1 million points (4,737 contacts and 509 mults). K8AZ came in fourth in that competition with 6.0 million points. Interestingly, Tom’s crew came up with 500 multipliers, just 9 fewer than Jeff’s ops. In the phone weekend, Jeff’s team stood down but Tom’s ops pulled off a second place showing, being beat only by the Maine-based W4KZ station. Interestingly, W4KZ made nearly 400 more QSOs but Tom’s team found over 50 more multipliers.
Other major contributors to the NCC gavel win in the CW weekend were K8CX, WW3S and N8TR with 2.6 million, 2.0 million, and 1.3 million points, respectively. ND8L, K8LY, W2NN, N2WK, K8ZT, N3RA and W8WTS also contributed scores. In the phone weekend, K8CX, K8LY, K3UA, NW2K, K8ZT, and W8WTS contributed scores.