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Sweepstakes Results Article

Pete W3WC
 

Sweepstakes results article has been posted. Includes top scores and club listings.

https://contests.arrl.org/ContestResults/2018/SS-Phone-2018-FinalFullResults.pdf


New License Class Proposed

Pete W3WC
 


Frank Conrad's Desk

Pete W3WC
 

Yesterday, I visited Mel Check's Radio Museum. Mel was a longtime KDKA technical producer, often for sports broadcasts including the Pirates.

He has amassed a great collection of KDKA and other antique radio items. 

This is the desk of Frank Conrad, 8XK, the primary amateur radio founder of KDKA 100 years ago next year.

73
Pete


VP6R

Pete W3WC
 


ARRL November Sweepstakes

Pete W3WC
 

http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-november-sweepstakes-offers-two-weekends-of-fun


Re: ARRL November Sweepstakes

Pete W3WC
 

My antenna challenges (fewer and fewer trees) have been solved, at least temporarily. 40M Dipole & 80M G5RV are up and ready for CW SS.


Re: ARRL November Sweepstakes

Pete W3WC
 

Got the clean sweep, first time in a while, what with hurricanes in the islands diminishing activity there in recent contests.


Re: ARRL November Sweepstakes

Pete W3WC
 

My SS Phone results:
 
                 
ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB - 2019

 

Call: W3WC

Operator(s): W3WC

Station: W3WC

 

Class: SO Unlimited HP

QTH: WPA

Operating Time (hrs): 12

 

Summary:

 Band  QSOs

------------

  160:    

   80:   42

   40:   74

   20:   35

   15:    5

   10:    

------------

Total:  156  Sections = 77  Total Score = 24,024

 

Club: Allegheny Valley Radio Association


Re: ARRL November Sweepstakes

BILL SHEEHAN
 

I didn't have the "oomph" to try any sweeps this past weekend.
I'm HOPING to put in some time next weekend in CQ WW CW.
It is day by day for me at this point.


bill


PA QSO Party

Pete W3WC
 

Thanks to W3CG, AA3LX, KB3LIX, and yours truly (W3WC) for giving AVRA 2nd place among clubs in the PA QSO Party!

https://paqso.org/files/PAQP%20Scores/2019/10A_2019%20Pennsylvania%20QSO%20Party%20Club%20Results.pdf


How to Create a Rare Section in One Easy Step

Pete W3WC
 

http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-of-canada-announces-a-new-section


Re: How to Create a Rare Section in One Easy Step

kb3orr
 

Some members of Skyview operated the 2012 RTTY contest from VY2TT - http://www.peidxlodge.com/  There are quite a few 2020 contest weekends available - http://www.peidxlodge.com/reservations.htm

 

-Brian, KB3ORR

 

From: AVRA@groups.io [mailto:AVRA@groups.io] On Behalf Of Pete W3WC
Sent: Friday, January 03, 2020 8:58 AM
To: AVRA@groups.io
Subject: [AVRA] How to Create a Rare Section in One Easy Step

 

http://www.arrl.org/news/radio-amateurs-of-canada-announces-a-new-section


RTTY Roundup KB3LIX Single Op LP

BILL SHEEHAN
 

Not a great score, but oh well.
Could be worse.


Iambic Keying

Pete W3WC
 

Are you considering trying iambic keying as I am? This could help you decide.

"Iambic Keying - Debunking the Myth"

http://www.morsex.com/pubs/iambicmyth.pdf


NAQP CW

Pete W3WC
 

...is today.


Re: NAQP CW

Peter, AA2AD
 

I had planned an effort but life intervened.


Re: NAQP CW

Pete W3WC
 

I only made 38 Q's, on 40 & 20.

Getting on for this contest helped me identify antenna issues. 

My 40 Meter dipole had corroded contacts, for which I lowered it, found them at the center feed point and scraped them clean. The 80 Meter G5RV would not tune, likely due to not being fully extended due to loss of a natural antenna support tower (a tree) from an ice storm.

As a result, I have a plan to get back to a full-size half-wave dipole with ladder line feed for 80. The G5RV was a compromise anyway, from when I broke one of my two Heathkit antenna tuners.

I really need a good DPDT antenna switch to switch the two ladder lines, but I haven't been able to find one that is rated at a kilowatt.

I need to impose upon the good nature of my neighbor to utilize another tree near his home as one end of the full-size 80 Meter dipole. 

End of report. 73


Re: NAQP CW

Pete W3WC
 

OK, just bought this switch on Ebay. Not meant for antenna switching but should work. 


FW: ARRLDX CW W3WC SO Unlimited HP

Pete W3WC
 

My ARRL DX CW effort. Antennas are in their best condition in a while.

Pete

-----Original Message-----
From: webform@b4h.net <webform@b4h.net>
Sent: Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:13 PM
To: 3830@contesting.com; w3wc@arrl.net
Subject: ARRLDX CW W3WC SO Unlimited HP

ARRL DX Contest, CW - 2020

Call: W3WC
Operator(s): W3WC
Station: W3WC

Class: SO Unlimited HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 21

Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
160:
80: 47 35
40: 88 45
20: 118 58
15: 14 13
10:
-------------------
Total: 267 151 Total Score = 120,951

Club: Allegheny Valley Radio Association

Comments:




Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/


FW: ARRLDX SSB W3WC SOAB HP

Pete W3WC
 

75K.

-----Original Message-----
From: webform@b4h.net <webform@b4h.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 8, 2020 8:08 PM
To: 3830@contesting.com; w3wc@arrl.net
Subject: ARRLDX SSB W3WC SOAB HP

ARRL DX Contest, SSB - 2020

Call: W3WC
Operator(s): W3WC
Station: W3WC

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: WPA
Operating Time (hrs): 14

Summary:
Band QSOs Mults
-------------------
160:
80: 42 31
40: 62 35
20: 101 51
15: 4 4
10:
-------------------
Total: 209 121 Total Score = 75,867

Club: Allegheny Valley Radio Association

Comments:




Posted using 3830 Score Submittal Forms at: http://www.3830scores.com/

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