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SMC Sweepstakes Sweepstakes

SMC competes in the ARRL November Sweepstakes club competition in the “Unlimited” club category (see http://www.arrl.org/sweepstakes). To be competitive, we need to have as many members as possible operate, in both the CW and phone events, and then submit their logs, regardless of score.  As a way to boost activity, SMC will have its own intraclub competition, the 2014 Sweepstakes Sweepstakes, for which all SMC members will be divided into 5 geographic teams.  Which team will win?  Logs with big scores will boost your team’s score but the team with the most logs submitted will be hard to beat.  You can see the rules for our Sweepstakes Sweepstakes, including team assignments, at: The SMC Sweepstakes Sweepstakes Rules .

Thanks to Tim, K9WX for doing all of the work on this with feedback from our membership. 

Board Meeting – SMC Sweepstakes Awards

Oct 2, 2014 – We just completed a Skype meeting of the directors of the SMC. The board has endorsed encouraging our members to get into Sweepstakes.

An SMC coffee cup will be awarded to each of the following:

  • First time Phone entrant over 100 QSOs
  • First time CW entrant over 100 QSOs
  • First time Phone and CW entrant over 200 QSOs combined (not a duplicate winner from CW or Phone  awards)
  • Highest score of anyone under age 20
  • Highest score of anyone between 20 and 30 years
  • Highest HP score for wires only CW and SSB (2 awards or one if same person)
  • Highest LP score for wires only CW and SSB (2 awards or one if same person)
  • Wires are defined as single element antennas including vertical with radials.
  • Best score by a 2014 new member over 100 QSOs

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2014-15 Contest Season Kickoff

The new contest season kicked off this past weekend with the CQWW RTTY contest.  A number of SMC stations were on the air to kick off the new season.

Block your calendars for the major contest weekends this fall to help SMC compete for a number of club honors:

CQWW SSB: October 25th – 26th

ARRL SS CW:  November 1st – 3rd

ARRL SS SSB:  November 15th – 17th

CQWW CW:  November 29th – 30th

ARRL 160 mtr:  December 5th – 7th

ARRL 10 mtr:  December 12th – 14th