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The Society of Midwest Contesters
The Society of Midwest Contesters
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2017 SMC Fest

6/5/2017

SMC is announcing the 2017 SMC Fest August 26th. Please go to the SMC Fest page and register and reserve a room at the Hyatt Place.  

2017 SMC Fest

NAQP Halftime Report

3/13/2017

This report is a result of the work of Tim, K9WX. He does all the information gathering and calculations. Thanks Tim!!
 
The NCJ posted the preliminary results for the February NAQP RTTY contest and the standings for the NAQP Challenge have been updated.  Check out the NAQPC web site: http://k9wx.net/naqpc/current.htm

Looks like SMC took first place for the RTTY contest, and NCCC took second place.  NCCC actually had a higher log score than SMC (1,268,901 vs. 1,231,760) but SMC’s higher participation count (67 to 54) propelled SMC into first place for this contest.

So, it’s half time (three contests down and three to go) and PVRC leads the 2017 Challenge based on the new scoring methodology:

PVRC: 265 (2 first place finishes and a third place)
SMC: 250 (1 first place finish and 2 second place)
NCCC: 205 (1 second place and 2 third place)

As we head toward the second half, any of the three clubs could still win the 2017 Challenge.  Here are the dates of the summer NAQP contests.  Do you have them on your calendar?

  • July 15: NAQP RTTY
  • August 5: NAQP CW
  • August 19: NAQP SSB

ARLX001 Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX (SK)

2/27/2017

QST de W1AW
Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 27, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB SPCL ARL ARLX001
ARLX001 Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX (SK)

Past ARRL Midwest Division Director Lew Gordon, K4VX, of Hannibal,
Missouri, died on February 25. He was 87. Although he had been
suffering from cancer, Gordon had remained active on the air until
his death.

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