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
NO6T (KI6RRN)* SOLP 473,680 AC6T SOLP 58,800 N5ZO SOLP 326,206 W6LAX SOLP 17,513 N6TR SOLP 244,530 N6VOH SOLP 13,266 K6NR SOLP 164,322 N6AN SOQRP 9,715 K6ZH SOLP 161,966 WA6URY SOLP 7,260 K6LA SOLP 160,190 WA7BNM SOLP 6,048 W6AYC SOLP 156,640 W6KC SOLP 5,900 NC6K SOLP 116,889 N6HE SOLP 5,358 WN6K SOLP 74,370 NE6I SOLP 5,264 W6TK SOLP 65,875 WB6NBU SOLP 4,905 K6PO SOLP 65,065 KI6VC SOLP 4,466 W6ZL SOLP 63,654 WI6X SOLP 3,024 * @WA6TQT SCCC #1 (K6NR, K6LA, N6TR, NO6T, NC6K) 1,159,611 SCCC #2 (WN6K, W6TK, K6ZH, K6PO, W6ZL) 430,930 SCCC #3 (N6GP, KI6VC, AC6T, N6AA, N6VOH) 91,436 SCCC #4 (W6LEN, N6AN, NE6I) 14,979
K6NR SORHP 47,325 KF6RY (W6ZL) SORLP 15,345 WN6K SORLP 39,711 K6RO SO(A)DLP 15,184 N6PM SO(A)DHP 23,240 NK6A SO(A)MHP 13,780 W6LAX SORHP 19,250 WA6I SO(A)RHP 12,826 N2JNR SOMLP 18,734 W6TK SO(A)RHP 10,498 N6KIM (K6ZH, N6KIM) M/SHP 51,142 R=RTTY only, D=Digital only, M=Mixed mode
W6AYC SOHP 2,764 K6NA SOLP 748 NI6W (W4EF) SOHP 2,050 K6NR SOHP 598 N6AA SOHP 1,803 KF6I SOHP 222
NT6Q (@N5ZO) SOCWHP 154,812 W6TK SO(A)HP* 30,050 W6AFA SOPHHP 104,940 W6KC SOMHP 24,976 K6NR SOCWHP 102,448 N6HC SOMLP 17,784 WN6K SOMLP 74,844 WA6URY SOCWHP 11,866 WA7BNM SOMLP 43,632 K6FGV SOSSBHP 282 NK6A SOMHP 38,016 NO6T (@WA6TQT) (KI6RRN, N6KI, N6NC, N7NR, VE4EA) MSLP 522,430 *SO(A) is officially classified as multi-single in this contest.
KI6RRN (@WA6TQT)SOMHP 811,146 N2JNR SOMLP 15,748 K6AM SOMULP 176,880 W6ZL SOCWLP 14,784 W6PH SOCWHP 157,216 N6VOH SOMLP 12,240 N6HC SOMUHP 127,800 K6NA SOMHP 11,300 K6NR SOCWHP 122,624 WA6URY SOCWHP 10,680 N5ZO SOCWHP 114,224 W6JBR SOMHP 9,656 WN6K SOMLP 48,790 WI6X SOMHP 7,748 K6RO SOMLP 47,310 W6PNG SOSSBUHP 7,590 K6ZH SOCWUHP 47,188 N6MU SOCWLP 4,940 W6AYC SOCWHP 44,100 W6LAX SOCWLP 4,284 N6AA SOCWHP 43,512 N6IC (@KF6I) SOCWHP 4,284 N6GP SOCWLP 36,432 WA6BIL (W6JK)* SOMLP 2,232 N6RV SOMUHP 32,844 N6LL SOMLP 1,672 W6KC SOMUHP 26,404 N6PE SOUCWHP 1,456 K6LA SOMHP 25,200 KK6KMU SOMLP 1,176 KX6A SOCWULP 17,424 W6QU (@W8QZA) SOSSBQRP 676 NK6A SOMHP 17,052 K6FGV SOSSBLP 272 KF6I SOCWHP 16,864 N6AN SOMQRP 230 WA7BNM SOMLP 16,066 NE6I SOUCWLP 48 * @W6JK
N6AA SOHP 113,434 KM6Z (@W8RJ) SOHP 16,484 W6AYC SOLP 102,595 WA6URY SOHP 8,946 K6NR SOHP 78,372 N6WS SOHP 2,688 NC6K SOUHP 67,229 N6LL SOLP 2,222 N5ZO SOUHP 34,320 W6JK SOLP 1,909 WN6K SOLP 22,001 W6KC SOUHP 896 KF6I SOUHP 16,698
NO6T (KI6RRN)* SOABHP 5,432,520 N6WS SO(A)ABHP 127,680 N6RV SO(A)ABHP 1,841,154 N2JNR SOABLP 113,919 N6AA SOABHP 1,142,697 KX6A SO(A)ABLP 95,598 K6NA SOABHP 886,062 W6AYC SOABHP 89,903 K6LA SOABHP 724,339 N6IC SO(A)ABHP 86,496 AA6AA SO(A)ABHP 603,766 K0XP SO(A)SB40LP 71,040 N6CW SO(A)ABHP 554,484 W6LAX SO(A)ABLP 55,678 K6NR SOABCLHP 417,956 N6MU SOABLP 53,380 KM6Z (@K4ZLE) SOABCLLP 381,210 K6RO SO(A)SB15LP 47,953 NC6K SO(A)ABHP 361,157 KK6M SO(A)ABHP 47,936 W6YA SOSB20CLHP 352,428 KF6I SO(A)ABHP 46,830 N6WT SO(A)ABHP 327,376 WA7BNM SOSB15LP 44,555 WA6KHK SO(A)ABHP 322,400 W6KC SO(A)ABHP 41,360 WN6K SOABLP 319,332 WA6URY SOAQBCLHP 37,800 N6TJ @W6IRD SOSB20HP 233,415 N6AN SOABQRP 25,344 W6ZL SOABCLLP 174,790 N7DA SOABCLLP 15,498 W6QU (@W8QZA) SOABQRP 166,804 8Q7ZO (N5ZO, W6NV) M/M HP 10,049,510 * @WA6TQT
K6LA SOUHP 293,654 WA6URY SOHP 39,296 K6JO (@W6MFJ) SOLP 225,500 N6VI SOHP 33,120 WA6KHK SOUHP 138,510 W6KC SOUHP 31,768 W6TK SOULP 130,808 WA6BIL (@W6JK) SOLP 30,222 WN6K SOLP 130,728 N2JNR SOLP 26,400 KI6RRN (@WA6TQT)SOUHP 101,924 KF6I SOUHP 12,292 W6PNG SOUHP 76,000 K6FGV SOLP 6,068 K6RO SOLLP 75,200 WA7BNM SOLP 2,784 K6NR SOUHP 59,040 N6AN SOQRP 896
N5ZO SOUHP 228,144 WN6K SOLP 73,000 K6LA SOHP 216,298 N6WT SOLP 67,040 W6AYC SOLP 180,276 W6KC SOUHP 58,800 K6AR SOHP 164,000 AC6T SOUHP 57,196 NO6T (VE4EA)* SOLP 160,272 KF6I SOUHP 49,552 N6AA SOHP 128,576 WA6URY SOHP 47,376 KG7NV (K6ZH) SOUHP 127,156 W6AQ (@N6AN) SOQRP 45,240 K6NR SOHP 125,550 WA6BIL (W6JK) SOLP 40,736 NC6K SOUHP 121,688 NK6A SOUHP 39,780 WA6KHK SOUHP 88,938 N6KI SOUHP 39,192 W6ZL SOLP 83,804 W6TK SOULP 30,488 W6LAX SOLP 76,000 N7DA SOLP 13,974 * @WA6TQT