A Collection of Old SCCC News Stories (Newest to Oldest)
NAQP CW Claimed Scores
January 2014
 N6WIN(N6MJ)     SO    312,232      N6MU            SO     99,530
 K6LA            SO    243,110      N6ER            SO     85,644
 AF6O            SO    204,048      KI6VC           SO     56,854
 N6AN(@W6UE)     SO    195,720      N6GP            SO     52,448
 AC6T(@W6RFU)    SO    177,240      N6NC            SO     43,070
 K6NR            SO    176,730      W6TK            SO     40,018
 XE2MX           SO    161,766      N5ZO            SO     35,100
 NX6T(NěDY)      SO    135,872      WA6URY          SO     15,664
 WN6K            SO    114,872
 SCCC #1 (N6WIN(N6MJ),K6LA,AC6T,N6AN,K6NR)              1,105,032
 SCCC #2 (NX6T(NěDY),WN6K,XE2MX,AF6O,KI6VC)               673,412
 SCCC #3 (W6TK,N6GP,N6NC,K6NA)                            135,536
ARRL 10m Contest Claimed Scores
December 2013
 K6AM       SOLP    1,060,810    W6QU(W8QZA)  SOQRPCW    173,200
 W6PH       SOHPCW    996,660    N6MU         SOLPCW     151,032
 NK6A       SOHP      391,220    WA6URY       SOHP       132,600
 N6HC       SOHP      310,392    KI6VC        SOHP       115,464
 K6NR       SOHPCW    250,512    N0DY@W6CXX   SOHP        90,576
 W6TK       SOHPCW    250,084    NN3V         SOLPSSB     86,664
 KQ6ES      SOHPCW    220,032    KK6IFZ       SOLPSSB     60,970
 N6AN@W6UE  SOLP      196,184    W6KY         SOLPCW      56,608

 NX6T (AF6WF,K6KAL,NěDY,N6ERD,N6KI,NN6X et al) MSHP      935,770
Ionospheric Disturbance
December 2013
Alarmed by the massive ionospheric disturbance detected within the Arctic Circle on the weekend of November 23-24, a team was dispatched to locate the source and determine what was causing it.

As they arrived in the Mojave area of Southern California the field strength was so severe that Rudolph's nose had turned a sickening crimson color. Meanwhile the old bearded guy in the red suit was in a very jolly mood having spent the last several hours sipping from a bottle of Jack Daniels that had been conveniently stowed in the back of the slay.

After a few minutes triangulation the source was located and a picture (left) was taken as evidence of the 15m RF that was emanating from the N6MI contest van. When confronted with the photographic evidence N6MI came up with a not to be believed story to explain what he was doing out in the desert on a Saturday evening. An appropriate entry was made into the naughty/nice book.
CQ World Wide DX Contest CW Claimed Scores
November 2013
  HR2J(N6AA)  SOABHP    6,626,073       WA6URY     SOABHP    327,642
  K6NA        SOABHP    3,571,020       W6KY       SOABALP   202,261
  K6NR        SOABHP    1,396,440       NE6I       SOABAHP   154,936
  N6RV        SOABLP    1,191,330       W6SJ                 111,800
  W6TK        SOABAHP   1,121,956       WN6K       SOABALP    96,596
  N6WS        SOABAHP   1,107,288       KQ6ES      SOSBHP     86,526
  AA6PW       SOABAHP   1,000,494       AF6O       SOSBLP     83,884
  N6MU        SOABLP      522,368       NK6A       SOSBHP     66,785
  N6PE        SOABHP      501,847       N6IC                  57,477
  N6MI        SOABHP      473,344       W6GMU      SOABLP     53,988
  W6QU(W8QZA) SOABQRP     374,680       WA7BNM     SOSBLP      2,280
  ZF1A  (K6AM M4PN K5YAA)                         M/S HP  16,166,214
  OC4CW (K6ZH N7CW OA4TT)  (1/3 points to SCCC)   M/S HP  11,838,694
  NX6T  (N6KI WQ6X N0DY K4RB NN6X N6EEG)          M/2 HP   5,473,380
n6xt n6xt NX6T MULTI 2: Very good condx from start til Sunday morning when A index shot up to 8 and 10 and 15 mtrs didn't play as well as Saturday afternoon. Had a fun time running Multi-Two so our multi-op group were kept busy for all but 1.5 hours.

This was the most QSOs we have done from our portable site and hope to keep improving on station setup and antennas in the future. 70 ft Tower Trailer w/ 2el 40, 3el SteppIR 80m & 160m Inv V Dipoles. 40 ft Tower Trailer w/ 2el 40, 3el SteppIR. 2 K3s, 2 ACOM 2000A Amps. - N6KI
n6mi N6MI CONTEST VAN: J. Scott Bovitz, N6MI, is an enthusiastic little pistol and a proud member of the Southern California Contest Club. Business prevented Bovitz from enjoying the recent surge in sunspots (the second peak), so he was hell-bent on participating in the 2013 CQ WW DX CW contest in late November.

After studying the weather.gov pages, Bovitz drove 200 miles looking for a break in the rain and snow. Finally, the rain stopped for a few hours south of Mojave. Bovitz camped on a small rise with a good view in most directions. Bovitz was three hours late into the contest and exhausted, so he worked a few folks and went to bed. The rain started again and did not stop for 24 hours.

Bovitz woke at dawn on Saturday and found his milk was frozen...but the higher bands were hot and never dried up.    watch ham van video
SCCC Wins Yet Another Gavel - N6NB
November 2013
The results of the 2013 August UHF contest are now online at ARRL.org, and SCCC won the club competition. Unlike the June VHF contest, in which SCCC just barely outscored the Potomac Valley Radio Club (by 30K out of 1.3 million points), this one was a blowout.

SCCC had 1.1 megapoints. The next highest club aggregate score was about 250K.

Our score came mostly from rovers. N6NB had the top rover score, followed by KI6FGV and the family duo of N6EY and N6KYS. Sharing a station under the family rule for the first time (they were married three weeks before the contest), they tied for third nationally. Another married couple, W6TTF and WA6WTF, tied for sixth.

The UHF contest has only included a club competition for five years, but SCCC has now won four gavels in this contest. Surely the rules will be changed soon!