Contest University USA 2020 On-Line, May 14, 2020

Contest University USA 2020 will be held on-line via Zoom on Thursday May 14, 2020. CTU 2020 is free. The CTU course outline is posted here https://www.contestuniversity.com/course-outline/ Connection details to the CTU Zoom bridge will be posted on the Contest University one week ahead of CTU. CTU 2020 will be recorded for easy viewing any time after May 14 and the slide decks will be posted on the CTU website as well. At the end of CTU 2020 Dave, K3ZJ from CQ Magazine will present the 2020 CQ Contest Hall of Fame awards – live on the Zoom bridge. 73, …

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YCCC On-line Meeting, April 11, 2020

Dennis Egan, W1UE, writes on the YCCC reflector: Here’s the meeting info for Saturday, [April 11].  A new meeting ID was generated for this meeting, so don’t try and use the old one!  As a reminder, we may be limited to the first 100 ops that show up on the website, and we will be opening the meeting several minutes before the 1pm time.  All members should make their screen name to be “Your Name, Call Sign” so that we can promptly let you into the meeting. Topic: YCCC April General Meeting Time: Apr 11, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time …

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Yankee Clipper Contest Club Post-WPX SSB Virtual Get-together, March 31, 2020

Jim Idelson, K1IR, writes on the YCCC mailing list: Great online meetings are no accident. With some planning, our meeting tonight [March 31, 2020] can be a lot of fun for all. Here’s what it takes to make our on-line meeting a success. Plan to join and participate! More participants means more content and more value to the club. Get setup for Zoom in advance. I will be in the Zoom room 30 minutes ahead to help people get going. When the meeting is underway at 7, we want to focus on WPX, not Zoom. Bring interesting content – something …

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KM1CC to Commemorate Marconi’s First Transatlantic Wireless Transmission

The Marconi Cape Cod Radio Club will conduct a special events operation on January 18-19, 2020, to commemorate Guglielmo Marconi’s First Wireless Transmission from the United States to the United Kingdom.    KM1CC will operate voice on the 80, 40, and 20-meter amateur bands from a KM1CC member’s QTH near the original Marconi transmitting site in Wellfleet, grid square FN51av. Additionally, they will operate a second station at the National Park Service grounds in Wellfleet. A VHF/UHF mobile trailer station will operate 6 meters, 2 meters, 70 cm and possibly, 220 MHz with CW, FT8 and some SSB modes. All …

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WRTC 2018 Movie Now Available Online

The official 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship documentary is now available for viewing online at <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwf-2f0cbjk&t=807s>. It is narrated in German and contains English captions. You’ll want to download this and show at a future club meeting. “Many thanks to DM6WAN and his team for producing this beautiful piece of documentation of an unforgettable event,” writes WRTC 2018 President Chrisian Janen, DL1MGB.

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Field Day Scoring Hints

Introduction While Field Day is officially an “Operating Event” and not a “Contest,” we still have “Points” to score. Clubs and ARES teams operating in Field Day can collect points for making contacts of course, same as any Contest. But there are some points specifically available for ARES/NTS/RACES related activities at Field Day. Specific rules and points vary from year to year, so check the annual Field Day rules download, usually available early in the new year at http://www.arrl.org/contest-rules.  Look for the “Bonus Points” section and see what is on offer this year.  Some Bonuses are available to all stations, …

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YCCC members Plan DXpedition to HQ for ARRL DX SSB

Three YCCC members will operate on Roatan Island (NA-057) for the ARRL DX SSB contest in February, 2019. “This will be a [Multi-operator, Multi-transmitter] operation, probably as HQ9X,” writes Paul Young, K1XM. He, along with Charlotte Richardson, KQ1F, and Marty Sullaway, KC1CWF, will make the trek to the Caribbean island, situated 40 miles off the northern coast of Honduras.  They’re looking for one more operator. Paul plans to combine his DX/contesting with a few days of scuba diving. “The villa is a nice place and suitable for non-hams,” he writes.

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SEMARA Contest College, September 9, 2018

The South Eastern Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association (SEMARA) will host a presentation entitled Contest College @ SEMARA on September 9, 2018 at approximately 12 PM.   This hands-on presentation will cover:   * different styles of contesting * achieving a respectable score with 100 W * operating various modes during a contest * home-brewed  antennas for contests   There will also be on-air operation, listening and/or making contacts during the Worked All Europe SSB contest.   The organizers request an approximate head count, so lunch time pizza can be ordered.  Email Don if you are interested and plan to attend at: wa1bxy [at] hotmail …

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YCCC Members Attend Lithuanian Hamfest

Dennis Egan, W1UE, Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, and Rich Assarabowski, K1CC, represented the Yankee Clipper Contest Club at the 2018 LRMD (Lithuania) Hamfest held on July 27-29, 2018. The event was held in Miego Klinika, a rural resort on a small lake in the middle of a forest in the northern part of Lithuania. Dennis, Fred, and Rich traveled to LY-land following the 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship in Germany.  (See also: https://ema.arrl.org/2018/07/06/yccc-well-represented-at-wrtc2018-july-12-16-2018/) “The tradition of summer radio amateur meetings in Lithuania goes back to 1989. This was at the end of the Soviet occupation, when the country was a republic in the …

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YCCC Well-represented at WRTC2018, July 12-16, 2018

Dennis Egan, W1UE writes on the Yankee Clipper Contest Club mailing list: [The 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship is being held in Germany, July 12-16, 2018. WRTC is held every four years; in 2014, the event was hosted in New England.] YCCC will be well represented at WRTC2018. Members participating: Competitors K1LZ VY2ZM K1DG WA1Z Referees W1UE K1CC K1RX N2GA W1VE W6PH Judging Committee K5ZD Hospitality K1VR Spectators: K1ZZ KA1ZD NJ1F W1UJ N1WK NB1U K6ND K6NDV K3JO K2LE W1EBI KM3T K1RQ That makes 25 total.  Did I miss any one else? <…> Dennis W1UE YCCC President

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New England QSO Party, May 5-6, 2018

Tom Frenaye, K1KI writes: I’d appreciate your help in publicizing the upcoming New England QSO Party on May 5th and 6th.    Please mention it at your next club meeting and in your newsletter. The NEQP is a great time to check out antenna systems and offers a moderately paced opportunity to work new states and countries.   You’ll find a wide variety of participants, from newcomers to experienced contesters, all interested in making contacts with New England stations. We’re working to make sure that all of the New England counties are active again this year and would appreciate your help.  Get on …

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