Reminder: Thursday evening (11/19) DDCC Zoom™ Presentation by Steve Nichols G0KYA on Propagation Tools for Contesters

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From: Dr. Larry S. Anderson <nn5olarry@...>
Date: Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 16:45
Subject: Reminder: Thursday evening (11/19) DDCC Zoom™ Presentation by Steve Nichols G0KYA on Propagation Tools for Contesters

To:  My Amateur Radio Friends Around the Globe
From:  Deep Dixie Contest Club (DDCC)

REMINDER — and PLEASE forward this to all your contesting friends, especially contest and/or DX clubs:

Date:  Thursday, November 19, 2020 (even though the meeting begins on Nov 20 according to Zulu time)
Time:  7:30 PM Central STANDARD Time.   That will be 0130z.
Speaker:  Steve Nichols  G0KYA
Topic:  Using the Latest Propagation Prediction Tools
Description:  We’ve come a long way from the old days of having to run propagation prediction programs on Windows PCs. Steve will look at how to use VOACAP Online and the newer ITURHFPROP (Proppy and Predtest) tools to tailor your predictions to your particular station.
    You will learn how you can create HF predictions to 28 major DX entities in just seconds.
    Also, we shall examine some of the other tools the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) have developed, such as, which shows the real-time critical frequency and what bands are likely to be open.
    Steve is the chairman of the RSGB’s Propagation Studies Committee and has been licensed for nearly 40 years. He also holds the US extra class license AB8ZV

We are extremely excited to continue the entirely new flavor to our Deep Dixie CC Zoom™ Learning Series programs!   We welcome another UK speaker this time!
Our speaker for this next session on Thursday evening, November 19, is Steve Nichols  G0KYA, from Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom.  So, please pass the word far and wide.  All contesters are welcome!

About our speaker:  Steve Nichols  G0KYA 
Steve Nichols is an author, freelance journalist, photographer and communicator specialising in aerospace,science and technology. See for more details.  Currently, he functions as the Chair of the RSGB Propagation Studies Committee, so we are privileged to have a genuine authority leading us tonight.
As a veteran author of multiple books available for purchase through both RSGB and ARRL, Steve has extensive experience writing and speaking on topics such as propagation, antenna design, and financial fitness matters.  And, his hobbies include not only amateur radio and photography, but also classic cars and Caribbean cruising.  For a hint of Steve’s work on propagation, visit his blog at

PLEASE invite all radio enthusiasts to join us for this presentation!  Pass the word around.  Post it to all your club members.

Here is the official invitation that you may use to connect to our Zoom™ meeting room:

Larry Anderson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Deep Dixie CC Zoom™ Presentation: Using the Latest Propagation Prediction Tools
Time: Nov 19, 2020 07:30 PM Central STANDARD Time (US and Canada) — 0130z

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—Larry   NN5O (ex-WB5EIN)
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