For the second time, SMC wins the NAQP Challenge. Thanks to all of the SMC members for making this happen. We set a record for participation in August NAQP SSB. You should be very proud.
We should also thank all of the volunteers that rallied the members and pushed us to get on to operate. Anthony, AB9YC; CJ, WT2P; Tim, K9WX; Ryan, KB9OWD and Pat, WW9R should be noted for their individual efforts.
Here are the results
Right before I left for SMCfest I sent out an update saying we still had a long way to go, 90 tickets, to meet our goal. Well, we did it! We sold 97 tickets by the end of day. However, we decided not to do the drawing at SMCfest.
We will draw the winner at W9DXCC, September 15th-16th. We will ship the radio to the winner so you have it before the contest season starts.
We will continue to sell tickets if someone still wants a chance to win and support WRTC 2018. The cutoff for ticket sales will be September 9th.
Thanks to everyone for making it possible for SMC to be one of the largest US Club supporters of WRTC 2018.
A special SMC Dinner Menu has been created for SMC Fest Friday night social event.
Medici Dinner Menu
CJ has created an IC7300 setup page for anyone to use.
IC7300 Setup – WT2P
We are pleased to announce this year’s lineup for SMC Fest. We have some great speakers that will help you contest more effectively.
||On Site Registration
||Opening remarks and recognition
||Planning and building of the K0KB Station
||Group picture and Break
||K3LR Station Tour
||VHF Contesting 101: Station, Operation and Digital Modes
||Lunch with the ARRL
||W9XA, K9LA and AD9I
||RTTY Contesting: Small Steps for Big Success
||Propagation and antennas for this fall’s contest season
||Operating techniques….forum format
||K9ZO, K9NR & W9XT
||Remote Contesting: Getting Started and Avoiding Mistakes
||RX Antennas for Contesting
||Final Comments and Adjourn