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Monthly News (SCCCORE)
May 2019

Congratulations to SCCCer Bill, N6RV who was voted the Southern California DX Club DXer of the Year for 2019! He has an impressive station, including a mix of new and classic radios, including a plethora of Collins gear.

According to a news item published by ARRL, scientists are now predicting that Solar Cycle 25 will be very similar to Cycle 24. Cycle 25 may get off to a slow start and is anticipated to hit its peak between 2023 and 2026 with a sunspot range of 95 - 130. The typical average is between 140 and 220. More on this story can be found here.

WPX SSB raw scores are out (these are before log checking). Alex, W6AFA is shown as 8th in the world Single Op HP 40 meters. Read more here. Late May brings the WPX CW contest! Watch for our own Jim, N6TJ operating at KH7M. Jim tends to really tear it up on CW!

CQ Magazine has published the final results of the 2018 CQWW RTTY Contest. Paul, WN6K placed 5th in Zone 3. We had a total of 16 SCCC log submissions in the contest.

CQ also published the final results of the 2018 CQWW DX SSB contest. The write-up says that less than 200 countries were reportedly worked for the first time in a decade. Low sunspot numbers obviously reared their heads. Or didn't as the case may be. 199 were in the logs this past contest, down slightly from 2017. Dick, W6TK placed 3rd USA 21 MHz high power. That must have been brutal! Bill, N6RV placed 6th USA All Band low power. Bruce, WA7BNM landed 2nd USA 14 MHz low power. And Bill, W8QZA operated W6QU to 4th USA All Band QRP. All of those were unassisted. Full results can be found here.

SCCC Monthly Poll
May, 2019
Click here for the this month's SCCC monthly poll. 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, & 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.
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March 2019
7th Area QSO Party Claimed Scores
May 2019
         N6MU            SOCWLP        95,370            KK6M            SOACWHP       18,315
         AI6O            SOCWLP        21,060            N6HE            SOMHP         17,632
CQ WPX SSB Claimed Scores
March 2019
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOABHP     5,320,854            W6JBR           SOABHP        60,030
         W6TK            SOABHP     1,436,160            K6FG            SOABHP        45,108
         WN6K            SOABLP       293,620            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP      20,290
         WA6KHK          SOABAHP       99,864            WA6URY          SOABHP         9,728
         W6QU (W8QZA)    SOABQRP       94,772            AI6O            SOABLP         4,263
         K6RO            SOABAHP       80,580
         AK6W @W6RFU (K6AW, KA6KEN, W6AAF)                               MSHP         960,157
North American Sprint SSB Claimed Scores
March 2019
	 NT6Q (N5ZO)                   12,428            W6UE (N6AN)                    1,100
         K6JO (@NX6T)                  12,402            WA6URY                           408
	 SCCC (NT6Q, K6JO)                                                             24,830
BARTG HF RTTY Claimed Scores
March 2019
         KI6VC           SOABHP       169,740            W6JBR           SOABHP        19,688
         WN6K            SOABLP       135,992            KF6RY (W6ZL)    SOABHP        10,152
         AI6O            SOABLP        20,188            
North American Sprint RTTY Claimed Scores
March 2019
	 N6WT                           4,433            NK6A                             756
         K6JO                           3,690            N6DM                             273
	 SCCC #1 (N6WT, WQ6X, N6DM)                                                     4,706
ARRL DX Phone Claimed Scores
March 2019
         VY2TT (op K6LA) SOABHP     1,970,472            N6WT            SOUHP         94,860
         NO6T (op KI6RRN)SOABHP     1,025,892            W6QU (op W8QZA) SOABQRP       30,672
         K6NA            SOABHP       722,748            W6ZL            SOABLP        29,280                                
         AA6AA (@W7RN)   SOUHP        526,659            W6JBR           SOUHP         25,740
         N6AA            SOABHP       317,526            K6RO            SOULP         13,050            
         N6RV            SOULP        174,555            W6UE (op N6AN)  SOABHP         8,772                     
         W6YI            SOUHP        133,536            W6KC            SOUHP          5,508 
         WA6KHK          SOUHP        130,560            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP       5,304
         W6TK            SOABHP       101,310            K6MUG           SOABLP         2,520

         ZF1A (K6AM, N6JO, N6WIN)                                        MSHP       6,520,437
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