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Monthly News (SCCCORE)
June 2019
Our own Bruce, WA7BNM has been inducted into the CQ Magazine Contest Hall of Fame! Bruce works very quietly behind the scenes but has made huge contributions to the amateur radio contest world over the years! Witness and the WA7BNM Contest Calendar to name just two of many. Thanks, Bruce, for all that you do! ARRL's article on the subject can be found here.

Several issues ago, I mentioned that there were many amateur radio podcasts out there for our listening pleasure. ARRL has a new one out now, launched a couple of months ago, called "So Now What?" This podcast is geared toward newcomers to our hobby. It's may not be something that most SCCCers would be interested in listening to but if you know someone new to our hobby, interested in it or returning to amateur radio, you might pass this one along to them. The podcast can be listened to online or on a smartphone or tablet. More information on So What Now can be found on the ARRL web site. I find podcasts great to listen to on my drive to and from the office, or while relaxing in the backyard. Wherever you listen, podcasts are a lot of fun and often educational.

Monk Apollo
On May 5, and a other sites shared the very sad news that we lost Monk Apollo, SV2ASP/1. While not a contester per se, I believe I have seen evidence of him participating casually in some contests. More importantly, he was the most active ham on Mt. Athos (Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG has been reported to occasionally be active, and in fact participated in the 2016 WPX CW contest. A search on shows only these two as licensed there.). There have been a few attempts to get DXpeditions approved there but all have failed. The governing body there is very protective of the monastery and grounds and has not allowed outsiders to operate from there. Monk Apollo provided many with a DXCC counter. It's now likely that Mt. Athos will quickly rise from its position of #20 most wanted on Clublog to a place in the top 5. You can read a little about Monk Apollo on his page. Also, SV1DPI wrote about his friend, Monk Apollo, here. Also, the ARRL posted this article.

SCCC Monthly Poll
June 2019
Click here for the this month's SCCC monthly poll. 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, & 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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Contest University and Visalia Contest Academy Presentations - N6TV
June 2019

Bob, N6TV from the Northern California Contest Club has made available his 2019 Contest University and Visalia Contest Academy PowerPoint Presentations. These are some really good reads. Thanks, Bob!

Video: Beginners Guide to Contesting
June 2019
Video: WRTC 2018 - The Movie
March 2019
All Asian CW Claimed Scores
June 2019
         N5ZO            SOABHP       173,558            WA6URY          SOABHP        16,055
         W6AX (K6AW)     SOABHP        66,230            K0XP            SOSB40LP       6,327
         WN6K            SOABHP        43,680            W6ZL            SOSB20LP          16
ARRL VHF June Claimed Scores
June 2019
         W6IT            SOLP          25,155            W6ZL            SO3BLP           572
         N6GP/R          SOHP          10,496            AI6O            SO3BLP           368
         N6QQ            SOHP           8,892            N6PM            SOLP             270
         AI6V/R          LtdRLP         2,088            AI6DO           SO3BLP           168
         NC6K            SO3BHP         1,242            NE6I            SO3BLP           160 
         K6MUG           SOABLP         1,054            N6IC            SO                90
         W6ZAR           SO3BHP           924

         NI6E (NI6E + non-members AF6RT, KK6KPW)                         MOHP          25,641 
CQ WPX CW Claimed Scores
May 2019
         VY2TT (K6LA)    SOABHP    14,344,461            KU6CW (N6CW)    SO(A)ABHP    162,306
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOABHP     7,100,322            K6RO            SO(A)ABHP    150,165
         KH7M (N6TJ)     SOABHP     5,568,786            AI6V            SOABLP-TBW   149,175
         AK6W (K6AW)     SO(A)ABHP  1,505,190            W6AYC           SOSB20HP     146,278     
         K6NR            SOABHP     1,169,679            W6ZL            SOSB20LP-TBW 138,510    
         NT6Q (N5ZO)     SO(A)ABHP  1,143,000            NK6A            SOABHP       103,936
         W6TK            SOABHP     1,005,330            N6IC            SOABHP        87,890
         WA6KHK          SO(A)ABHP    804,168            HP8/NC6Q        SOABLP        52,608
         WN6K            SOABLP       555,849            AI6O            SO(A)ABLP-TBW 47,859
         W6YA            SOABHP       523,128            W6JBR           SOABHP        45,541
         KG7NV (K6ZH)    SO(A)ABLP-TB 482,652            K0XP            SOSB40LP      25,315
         WA6URY          SOABHP       375,023            NI6W            SO/ABHP       15,028
         N6AA            SOABHP       207,168            N6GP            SOSB20LP      11,242
         KM6Z            SOABLP-TBW   206,421            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP       6,138
         W6QU (@W8QZA)   SOABQRP      190,983

         AF6O (N6MI, AF6O)                                               M/S HP     2,619,046
7th Area QSO Party Claimed Scores
May 2019
         N6MU            SOCWLP        95,370            N6HE            SOMHP         17,632
         AI6O            SOCWLP        21,060            WA6URY          SOMHP          3,444
         KK6M            SOACWHP       18,315                                             
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
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