The Society of Midwest Contesters

SMC Fest Schedule

8/27/2016 SMC Fest Schedule

SMC Fest 2016
8:00 9:00 On Site Registration
9:00 9:15 Opening remarks and recognition K9CT
9:15 10:00 SO2R – How To Learn & Operate W9RE
10:00 10:30 Group picture and Break
10:30 11:15 Spotting Networks and Skimmers W9PA
11:15 12:00 Contesting from a DX Location AJ9C
12:00 13:00 Lunch – ARRL Contest Dept./ARRL Central Division Director  NN1N/W9XA
13:00 13:45 VHF/UHF Contests – Secrets for Success K2DRH
13:45 14:30 Station design for contesting and DXing on 10 acres K9ZO
14:30 14:45 Break
14:45 15:30 Station Design for contesting and Dxing on a City Lot WW9R
15:30 16:15 Improving Your Contest Scores Through Log Analysis NV9L
16:15 17:00 Radiosport in the Time of the Internet N0AX
17:00 Final Comments and Adjourn K9CT


SMC WRTC Sponsors


We have a goal of $2500 for tents and SMC sponsors for WRTC 2018

When you donate to donation@w9smc.com on PayPal and mark it for WRTC2018, we will send your name and call to the WRTC organizers. Your name and call will be added to this list http://www.wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/sponsors/individuals

SMC is competing with other clubs for membership donations and that appears here  http://www.wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/sponsors/club-competition-individual-donors

SMC Members donating to date

$780 total so far!

50 – N9EF
50 – WB8BZK
25 – KC9YL
100 – W0GXA
 25 –  NJ9T
 50 –  N9VPV
 30 –  K3WA
50 – K9CT
100 – K9ZO
250 – K9APW
50 – K9ZM
50 – W9NED

SMC Fest August 27th

We are pleased to invite our members to this year’s SMC Fest. There will be a program that you will enjoy and plenty of time to visit with your fellow members.

Here is the link to the registration page and for reservations at the hotel

SMC Fest



NAQP Challenge Update

The NCJ has published the preliminary results for the February NAQP RTTY contest, and the NAQP Challenge website has been updated to reflect this new data.  See http://k9wx.net/naqpc/current.htm  Also available for download on this page is a PDF file that shows the points each club member contributed through the three contests that have run so far this year.  Club members should contact Tim K9WX at TimK9WX@gmail.com with any corrections.

SMC had the best turnout of the three club (NCCC, PVRC, SMC) for the February RTTY contest, with the most participants and the most points.  SMC was thus able to close the gap PVRC had created by virtue of its strong turnout for the CW and SSB NAQP’s, but PVRC still has a sizeable lead.

The second round of NAQP contests starts on July 16 with the RTTY contest, followed by the CW and SSB contests on August 6 and August 20.
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