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
Please review this list and let me know if you have any connection…sponsor, alumni or student. craig @ k9ct.us
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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
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
Adventures of Two Young Hams
Quent Cassen (W6RI) and Clint Sprott (W9AV)
By Clint, W9AV
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