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Monthly News (SCCCORE - SoCal Contest Club Operations, Results and Enlightenments)
May 2020
Social distancing for hams I hope that you and your families are all well and staying safe in this trying time. Quite a number of upcoming contest expeditions have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation, and others are keeping a watchful eye over the situation. Jim, N6TJ, for example, has cancelled his trip to KH7M for WPX CW this month. Check the Contest Expeditions button in the right hand menu here for updates. Some contest committees have made changes for this year's events. For example, several of the state QSO Parties have eliminated rovers and county expeditions. Last month, the Florida QSO Party tried out something that I thought was quite inventive: Virtual Mobiles! The VM stations were not of course actually mobile but "changed" counties periodically. These were pre-coordinated/approved by the contest committee. THAT is thinking outside of the box! The Indiana QSO guys also got creative. They added two new categories to their lineup, the Distributed Multi-Multi and Distributed Multi-Single. Keep a close eye on late rule changes/updates for each contest where you plan to participate so that you don't miss this type of adjustment in operating. Will CQP necessitate something like this? Only time will tell. Field Day this month is going to be vastly different than in years past. No rule changes but I wouldn't be expecting much field and portable operating to be taking place by groups or clubs.

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Veritium HFClock Review by NE6I
April 2020
Veritium HF Clock Contesters and DXers alike are well aware that propagation is often enhanced considerably to and from an area in the world where it is sunrise or sunset, something we call gray line. Way back in the days before computers, a company named Xantek manufactured a product called "The DX Edge." This wonderful tool consisted of a series of plastic slides, one for each month, that slid back and forth through a "carrier," or flat Mercator map of the world. This simulated the earth's rotation, and allowed us to see which parts of the world were in daylight, which were in darkness, and most importantly, which were in the gray line. It was an ingenious creation and was quite popular in its time. See picture below.

Fast forward to today, and we have computers and software to do this for us. There is even a small version of this included in the popular N1MM+ contesting software.

50 MHz Spring Sprint Claimed Scores
May 2020
         N6GP/R          ROVERLP          672            N6VH            SOLP              36
         K6JO            SOLP             198            NI6E            SOLP              20
         KF6I            SOLP              91            NE6I            SOLP               3
         N6AN            SOQRP             80
Indiana QSO Party Claimed Scores
May 2020
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOHP           3,744            N6GP            SOLP             216
         W6KC            SOHP             384            WA6URY          SOHP              96
NEQP Claimed Scores
May 2020
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOHP          24,408            WA6URY          SOHP           7,332
         WA6KHK          SOHP          13,112            N6GP            SOLP           3,132
         K6NR            SOHP           7,332            K6MI            SOHP           2,225
7QP QSO Party Claimed Scores
May 2020
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SO(A)MHP     178,320            KK6M            SO(A)CWHP     13,920
         WA6KHK          SOMHP         92,008            AI6O            SOCWHP        10,044
         N6MU            SOCWLP        64,800            K7WE (W6PNG)    CntyExpSOLP    8,092
         W6KC            SO(A)MHP      33,062            WA6URY          SOMLP          5,190
         N6GP            SOCWLP        23,760            KF6I            SOCWHP         3,596
         K6NR            SOCWHP        14,916            K6MI            SO(A)MHP       2,013
Florida QSO Party Claimed Scores
April 2020
         WA6KHK          SO(A)ABCWLP   38,544            N6MU            SOABCWLP      16,704
         KI6RRN          SO(A)ABMHP    37,827            N6GP            SOABCWLP      10,880
         W6KC            SO(A)ABMHP    20,604            WA6URY          SOABMHP       10,350
432 MHz Spring Sprint Claimed Scores
April 2020
         N6VI            SOLP             152            N6LL            SOQRP             44
         N6GP            SOLP             140            NI6E            SOLP              18
         K6NR            SOLP             100            K6FGV           SOLP              14
         N7DA            SOQRP             56            N6VH            SOLP               1
Michigan QSO Party Claimed Scores
April 2020
         KI6RRN          SOHP          14,755            N6GP            SOHP             846
         N6MU            SOLP           3,640            W6KC            SOHP              40
North American Sprint SSB Claimed Scores
April 2020
         NT6Q (@N5ZO)    SOHP          15,552            WA7BNM          SOLP           1,508
         KI6VC           SOLP           2,400            W6PNG           SOHP              56
         WA6URY          SOHP           2,343
CQ WPX SSB Claimed Scores
March 2020
         VY2TT (K6LA)    SOABHP    15,592,703            N6WT            SO(A)ABHP     47,082
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOABHP     4,696,917            K6NA            SOABHP        43,318
         W6TK            SO(A)ABHP  2,219,904            NK6A            SO(A)ABHP     36,900
         NT6Q (@N5ZO)    SOABLP     1,791,984            W6PNG           SO(A)ABHP     30,765
         W6AFA           SOSB40HP   1,448,940            W6JBR           SOABHP        29,082
         WA6KHK          SO(A)ABHP    920,907            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP      20,460
         K6RO            SOABHP       837,490            W6ZAR           SOABLP         8.352
         KM6Z            SOSB20LP      90,666            N6IC            SO(A)ABHP      7,715
         WA6URY          SOABHPClassic 71,977            W6KC            SO(A)ABHP      3.432
         W6QU (@W8QZA)   SOABQRP       68,040
ARRL SSB Claimed Scores
March 2020
         TI7MW (N6MJ)    SOABHP     7,765,329            WN6K            SOABLP        73,485
         KH6LC (N6TJ)    SOABHP     2,879,709            W6JK            SOABLP        35,178
         N6RV            SOUHP        615,648            W6ZL            SOULP         31,536
         W6AFA           SOABHP       481,950            W6QU (@W8QZA)   SOABQRP       29,975
         NT6Q (N5ZO)     SOABLP       440,916            W6KC            SOUHP         19,320
         N6AA            SOABHP       245,817            N6IC            SOABHP        15,450
         AA6AA           SOSB20HP     205,500            WA6URY          SOABHP        14,964
         W6YI            SOUHP        196,656            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP      13,500
         WA6KHK          SOUHP        166,005            N6HE            SOABHP         9,504
         K6RO            SOUHP        151,074            KF6I            SOUHP          7,257
         W6TK            SOUHP        144,096            NE6I            SOUHP          5,586
         N6WT            SOUHP         82,214            
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