Our August, 2021 poll was "I plan on installing at least one new antenna in the coming year." 64% said yes and 36% said no. Our July, 2021 poll was "The last time I visited a brick and mortar ham radio store was" 47% said in the past two to four years. 37% said in the past year. 16% said five or more years ago. Our June, 2021 poll was "My career (or former career if retired) is/was in the electronics or telecommunications industry." 53% said yes and 47% said no. Our May, 2021 poll was "I have a family member who is also a licensed amateur radio operator." 44% said yes and 56% said no. Our April, 2021 poll was "My significant other_____in contests." 60% said tolerates me participating. 15% said encourages me to participate. 10% said doesn't care if I participate and another 10% said sometimes participates with me. 5% said they don't have a significant other. 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.
Corsair VX550W computer power supply from the estate of WA6STJ. New in the box.
Asking $100. Click thumbnail and link for more information.
Contact Don, N6IC dbostrom at pacbell dot net
Posted 25 July 2021
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, renewed 6 July 2021
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 6 July 2021
WA6KHK SOMHP 151,986 N6GP SOCWLP 6,435 N6MU SOCWLP 108,774 WI6X SOCWHP 810
N6GP/R LtdROVER 16,110 W6JK SOLP 1,482 KX6A/R LtdROVER 12,005 WA7BNM SOLP 112 N6UTC/R LtdROVER 10,608 NE6I SOLP 75 N6VI SOLP 9,207 AI6DO SOLP 44 N6QQ SOHP 2,263
NO6T (KI6RRN)* SOHP 18,550 AC6T SOHP 10,032 N6MJ SOHP 17,490 K6NR SOHP 5,535 N5ZO SOHP 16,371 W6AQ (N6AN) SOQRP 5,494 W4EF SOHP 15,147 N6AA SOHP 4,294 K6ZH SOHP 13,052 WA6URY SOHP 3,468 * @WA6TQT SCCC #1 (NO6T, N5ZO, N6MJ, K6ZH, AC6T) 75,495 SCCC #2 (W6AQ, N6AA, W4EF, WQ6X) 24,935
KI6RRN SOHP 185,940 W6KC SOHP 8,563 N6MU SOLP 108,052 AI6DO SOLP 1,540 N6GP SOLP 11,872 WI6X SOHP 273
KI6RRN SOABHP 3,692 N6GP SOABLP 630 W6ZL SOABLP 2,448 WI6X SOABHP 312 AI6DO SOABLP 1,056
N5ZO SOLP 151,632 W6UE (N6AN) SOLP 7,488 W6TK SOLP 50,601 WA6URY SOLP 4,958 WN6K SOLP 44,786 W6KC SOLP 1,200 K6RO SOLP 43,774 N6LL SOLP 405 WA7BNM SOLP 10,370 SCCC (W6TK, WN6K, WQ6X, N5ZO, K6RO) 290,793
N6WT SOHP 29,400 W6TK SOHP 3,876 NC6K SOHP 9,760 N6RV SOHP 2,640 W6ZL SOLP 6,844 WA6URY SOHP 961
NO6T (KI6RRN) SOLP (Youth) 332,511 W6LAX SOLP 25,200 N5ZO SOLP 306,656 AI6DO SOLP 16,300 W6AYC SOLP 106,485 WA7BNM SOLP 16,100 NC6K SOLP 89,745 N6AN SOQRP 12,240 K6NR SOLP 79,032 W6KC SOLP 7,750 K6LA SOLP 72,912 N6LL SOLP 7,392 N6AA SOLP 66,220 N6VH SOLP 6,380 W6ZL SOLP 46,740 NE6I SOLP 861 WN6K SOLP 38,306 N6WT SOQRP 660 K6PO SOLP 37,323 N6IC SOLP 80 KK6M SOLP 26,058 SCCC #1 (NO6T, W6ZL, NC6K, WQ6X, K6LA) 541,908 SCCC #2 (N6AA, K6PO, N6WT, N6VH, N6VOH) 110,583 SCCC #3 (AI6DO, N6AN, NE6I) 29,401