A Collection of Old SCCC News Stories (Newest to Oldest)
CQ World Wide DX Contest CW Claimed Scores
November 2014
            VY2TT(K6LA)     SOABHP    11,501,145            XE2MX           SOABLP       536,846
            ZD8O(N5ZO)      SOABHP    10,747,094            K7ACZ           SOABLP       457,595
            HR2J(N6AA)      SOABHP     7,087,350            W6YA            SOSBHP       447,435
            KH7M(N6TJ)      SOABHP     5,843,271            W6JK            SOABHP       319,716 
            K6NA            SOABHP     4,173,624            N6HE            SOABHP       286,620 
            W6PH            SOABAHP    4,020,624            K6DDJ           SOABHP       257,881
            W6TK            SOABAHP    1,776,600            W6QU(W8QZA)	    SOABQRP      233,079
            AA6PW           SOABAHP    1,554,630            WA6URY          SOABHP       134,693
            N6RV            SOABLP     1,476,200            NK6A            SOSBAHP      133,104
            WN6K            SOABLP       819,153            N6KI@NX6T       SOABAQRP     132,164
            WA6KHK          SOABALP      697,600            W6LEN           SOABLP        78,642
            W6UM            SOABHP       600,541            KI6QDH          SOABAHP       32,928

            N6MI@AF6O (N6MI, AF6O)                                          M1HP       1,564,028
n6mi During the CQ WW DX CW contest (November 29-30, UTC), Scott N6MI (little pistol) was guest operator at the AF6O (big gun) station in Pinon Hills, California (DM14ej).

With help from Jim (AF6O), Sheila, and Scamp (the dog), N6MI piloted the station to a gross score of 1,564,028. This included 1,456 QSOs, 120 total zones, and 268 country multipliers (80 through 10 meters).

N6MI’s best band was ten meters (428 QSOs, 30 zones, and 76 countries). Conditions were excellent on most bands, though N6MI recalls that conditions were “5% better” in the October CQ WW DX SSB. Both contests included long runs on 10 meters on Saturday morning (California time). Often, the biggest “problem” was where to point the beam because the bands were almost always open in more than one direction.

n6mi N6MI was very impressed with the twin AF6O delta loops on 40 meters. N6MI reports that some European stations just popped out of the noise on the EU-VK loop. N6MI‘s highlights include: being called by a VU2; working deep Asians during the entire contest; working Europe on 40 in the early evening; proper English tea breaks; breaking most pileups with the first or second call; the Sunday sunrise (windy with angry clouds); taking naps on a real bed (instead of the floor of the N6MI contest van); the luxury of operating without having to drive to a remote location in the ham van; and making AF6O laugh with silly CW frivolity.

N6MI had a macro for “AF6O is at the paddle” (to be played at appropriate times during the contest). N6MI acknowledges that his CW is substantially better on Saturday, when he is rested. N6MI was pleased with the meal service provided to guest operators; AF6O would not confirm that this service is available to all visitors.
CQ World Wide DX Contest SSB Claimed Scores
October 2014
            VY2TT(K6LA)      SOABAHP         9,441,090
            W6YI             SOABHP          2,485,120
            N6QQ             SOABHP          1,273,140
            N6RV             SOABLP          1,067,776
            N6MI+K6VCR       M1HP            1,025,387
            W6QU(W8QZA)      SOABQRP           343,869
            W6TK             SOSBAHP           335,895
            N6WS             SOABALP           328,280
            W6JK             SOABHP            319,658
            WA6KHK           SOABLP            262,782
            WA7BNM           SOSBLP            209,042
            WN6K             SOSBLP            149,073
            NK6A             SOSBHP             52,689
Breakdown of Radios and Loggers Used at WRTC
July 2014
          Radios Used at WRTC                      Loggers Used at WRTC
     K3             75      63.6%              Win-Test       40      67.8%
     FTDX5000       8        6.8%              N1MM           15      25.4%
     TS590          7        5.9%              Writelog       2        3.4%
     IC7600         6        5.0%              SkookumLogger  1        1.7%
     FT1000MP       6        5.0%              DXLog          1        1.7%
     IC7800         4        3.4%              TOTAL          59       100%
     IC756-3        4        3.4%
     FT1000D        2        1.7%
     FT3000         2        1.7%
     ORION II       2        1.7%
     IC7700         1        0.8%
     TS850          1        0.8%
     TOTAL          118      100%
World Champions N6MJ and KL9A
July 2014
IARU HF Championship
July 2014
       K6LA        SOHPMIX   1,305,472          NK6A        SOHPMIX    135,172
       K6NR        SOHPCW      590,178          KI6QDH      SOLPMIX     49,819
       N6MI        SOHPMIX     397,846          W6TK        SOLPCW      47,679
       N6QQ        SOHPMIX     181,632

       NX6T (N6KI, KL7SB, WB6NBU, NN6X, NA6L)               MSHP       997,084
       WA6URY                                               MSHP       111,696
Capture The Flag T Hunt - Anthony Cioffi N2KI
June 2014
Well hello everyone! Today was our Capture The Flag Fox Hunt sponsored by the Hudson Valley Direction Finding Association of Orange County NY. This was the first event of its kind in this area and I am happy to report, a success.

We had two teams made up of four hunters each. TEAM EAST was comprised of K2STN (Team Captain), KB2SSZ, WA2KOT and WM2C. TEAM WEST was comprised of AC2O (Team Captain), N2KI, N2DBD and KC2YYF.

The event promptly started at 10 am with a four hour time limit. The WEST team hid their transmitter in Highland State Park.

Promptly at 10am the transmitters were activated. Both teams were required to take their first bearing from where they hid their transmitter.    more