Our March, 2021 poll was "Keeping with the theme of last month's poll, my favorite type of contest is:" 47% said DX. 33% said stateside. And 20% said both. Our February, 2021 poll was "My favorite contests are (those in duration):" 28% said 48 hour contests, 11% said 30 hour contests, 5% said 24 hour contests, 17% said 10 hour contests, 5% said 4 hour contests and 5% said 1 hour contests. 22% said all of the above! One respondent said all of the above with the exception of Field Day and those with other complicated exchanges. Our January, 2021 poll was "Do you prefer hard copy QSLs or electronic ones?" 19% said they prefer hard copy (paper) QSLs, 50% said they prefer electronic QSLs (IE, LOTW, eQSL, QRZ, etc.), 25% said they had no preference, and 6% said they do not QSL at all. Our December, 2020 poll was "I sometimes have conflicts between contest events and family events on holiday weekends preventing me from as much participation in one or both of them as I'd like. 17% said often, 56% said occasionally, 22% said contesting always wins out, and 5% said family events always win out. Our November, 2020 poll asked "Is your antenna system mostly:" 42% answered less than 5 years old. 16% each answered 5-10 years old, 11-15 years old or 16-20 years old. 10% answered more than 20 years old. Our October, 2020 poll asked "Is your current primary transciever:" 43% answered 5-10 years old. 30% said less than 5 years old. 17% said 11-15 years old and 10% said more than 20 years old. Our September, 2020 poll was two parts. "Are you an ARRL member?" 87% said yes and 13% said no. Are you a paid member of any other club other than ARRL? 73% said yes and 27% said no. Our July, 2020 poll was "Where do you typically operate Field Day from? 23% said from home, 6% said portable by themselves, 59% said with a club and 12% said they don't typically operate Field Day. Our June, 2020 poll was "Did you discover amateur radio on your own? 35% said yes, 35% said that they discovered it via a family member and 30% said that they discovered it via a friend. Our May, 2020 poll was "Have you ever built and/or used Heathkit amateur radio equipment?" 65% said they have both built and used Heathkits. 20% said they have used but not built them and 15% have neither built nor used a Heathkit. Our April, 2020 poll was "Did you participate in the National Traffic System (NTS)?" 25% said yes and 75% said no. Our February, 2020 poll was "What is your thought on the new digital modes as it pertains to contesting?" 27% said great! And another 27% said "not for me." 21% said "they are poisoning amateur radio contesting." Wow, brutal. 14% said they haven't tried them. 8% said "not bad" and 3% said "unsure / too early to day." Our January, 2020 poll was "Have you ever operated in a RTTY contest?" 86% said yes and 14% said no. Our December, 2019 poll was "Have you ever operated in a VHF contest?" 86% said yes and 14% said no. Our November, 2019 poll was "Do you operate in very many contests just to have some fun / hand out some contacts?" 86% said yes and 14% said a few. Our October, 2019 poll was "LOTW has revolutionized QSLing. How do you respond to hard copy QSLs that you receive after a contest? 87% said they send a return QSL the same way the incoming card was received (direct or via the Bureau). 13% said they send electronic QSLs only (IE, LOTW, eQSL, QRZ and/or other). Our September, 2019 poll was "If you could go or are going on a Contest Dxpedition next year, where would you go?" 75% said to the Caribbean! 25% said somewhere in the Pacific. Our August, 2019 poll was a two parter. "Do you miss (or wish we had) SCCC pizza meetings?" 20% said Yes, I really miss them. Another 20% said Yes, I hear they were a good time. 10% said I could take them or leave them. Another 10% said No, I'm not that interested in attending meetings at this time. 60% said I probably wouldn't be able to attend many of them due to distance or other reason. The second question was "If we had SCCC meetings, I would..." 10% said Attend as many as possible. 20% said Attend them if they were less than an hour's drive. 40% said Attend now and then. 20% said Might attend some of them, and 10% said Probably wouldn't attend any of them. Our July, 2019 poll was "When was your first contest?" 16% said 2010 or later. 5% said 2000-2009 and another 5% said 1990-1999. 32% said 1970-1979. 26% said 160-1969 and 16% said 1950-1959. Our June, 2019 poll was "Have you ever operated a Dxpedition in a contest?" 25% said yes, as part of a multi-op DXpedition. 25% said no. 20% said yes, as a single op. Another 20% said no, but I would like to! And 10% said yes, both as a multi-op and as a single-op. Our May, 2019 poll was "Have you ever operated mobile or portable in a contest (not a DXpedition)? 35% said both, 35% said no, 20% said portable and 10% said mobile. Our April, 2019 poll was "For manual CW sending, what do you use?" 65% of our respondents said a keyer. 35% said contest software. 12% said a straight key and 5% said a bug. 8% said other. Our March, 2019 poll was "What logging software do you use in contests?" 75% of our respondents said N1MM+. 10% said Writelog and another 10% said N3FJP. 5% each said TRLog/TR4W, Win-test or other. Our February, 2019 poll was "Do you use high, low or QRP power in contests?" 56% of our respondents said high power. 21% said low power and 13% said QRP. Our January, 2019 poll was "What brand of radio to you use primarily in contests?" 25% of our respondents said Yaesu. 18.75% said Kenwood. 12.5% said Icom. 6.25% said Flex, and 43.75% said Other. We should have included Elecraft! Our December, 2018 poll was "Have you ever hosted a guest operator at your station?" 11% of our respondents said yes. 89% said no. Our November, 2018 poll was "Have you ever operated multi-op in a contest (home or away)?" 80% of our respondents said yes. 20% said no. Our October, 2018 poll was "What is your favorite contest mode?" 76% of our respondents favored CW. 12% favored SSB and 6% favored RTTY. 6% had no favorite mode. Our September, 2018 poll was "What is your favorite contest?" CQP took the top spot. CQWW DX, WPX, NA Sprint and Sweepstakes all tied for second.
SteppIR CrankIR, preferably with 80 meters.
Contact John, NS6X ns6x [at] arrl dot net
Posted 2 August 2020
Johnson Invader 2000 Power Supply. I recently acquired an Invader 2000 but without the power supply and missing all the cabinet-mounting hardware, including the two long bolts from the back to the front panel common to most Johnson rigs.
Kaar KE-23A or KE-23AT communications receiver.
Contact Steve, K0XP k0xp (at) k0xp dot com
Posted 19 June 2020
I have a two year-old SteppIR DB36 with 80 M dipole option for sale. The stepper motors, controller, etc all work perfectly, and the boom and trombones/straight fiberglass poles are in good shape. You will likely need to replace some of the small parts (some bolts and Nylock nuts), but can have a working DB-36 for less than half of what it cost new.
I'm selling the antenna because the trees near the antenna became so large that tilting it over was becoming impossible, and I purchased a DB-18E to replace it. I have some extra fiberglass poles that I will include, and I guarantee that the antenna will work (motors, etc.).
Due to the weight and size, I'm thinking it's going to have to be a pickup in the San Diego area. I might be willing to remove the heat shrink couplings and try to box it if the buyer covers the shipping charges (FedEx ground).
Asking $3500 for everything.
Seller: Eric, NC6K egruff [at] cox[dot]net
Posted 9 Oct 2018, renewed 30 Apr 2020
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