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Monthly News (SCCCORE - SoCal Contest Club Operations, Results and Enlightenments)
November 2019
SCCC member Dan Craig, N6MJ is featured in QST's Member Spotlight article this month (November, 2019 issue). Dan was first licensed as KC6CNV in 1989 at the tender age of 8! Dan holds the record for most QSOs by a single operator in CQWW CW with 10,014 contacts after log checking! He accomplished this in the 2015 contest from ZF1A and is the only one to crack the 10K mark in that contest!

Looks like we had a good turn out for and some big scores in the California QSO Party. I Hope everyone had a good time operating this event! Yours truly was out of town for it and unable to participate. Next year though!

CQWW SSB conditions were especially punk. K7RA reported in his solar update posted on Friday of that weekend that the solar flux had sunk on October 21 to possibly the lowest level ever in recorded history, 64.0. The previous all time low was 64.4 on July 2, 1954. And the average solar flux for the week leading up to CQWW was also the lowest ever at 65.3. Talk about being at the bottom of the solar cycle! His prediction for the week starting Friday, October 25 was no better. SFI of 65 and an A index of 30 on Friday and 18 on Saturday. No bueno! At the start of the contest, the usual sites were reporting an SFI of 69 and A Index of 29. Ouch! And some will tell you that the SSB weekend is always much better than the CW weekend. Oh boy, let's hope that doesn't happen this year! Of note, the VP6R Pitcairn Island DXpedition paused two hours before the contest and readied themselves for a multi-multi effort. (They also expected to have a couple of stations on the WARC bands for the non-contesters out there.) Me personally... I didn't have a full weekend to dedicate to the contest but when I saw some spots on 10 meters, I was a bit surprised. So I got on barefoot and worked a few. Who knows, I might wind up top 5 in Zone 3 in my 10 meter assisted LP category hi hi! We should all do this sort of thing when time gets in the way. Just saying...

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Video: FT4/FT8 Digital Contesting by K1JT
October 2019
This presentation was at the Frankford Radio Club meeting of September 10, 2019.

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Video: Yaesu FTDX-101D vs. Icom IC-7610 by AB5N
October 2019
This is a really interesting and well done comparison of two of the newest rigs on the market.

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Video: Yaesu FTDX-101D Review and Demo by Ham Radio Concepts
September 2019
Check out the latest HF radio from Yaesu. K0MD called it a new contest-grade HF transceiver in the July/August issue of NCJ. This amazing new radio now sits atop Sherwood Engineering's Receiver Test Data tables. The 101D is now shipping from the usual amateur radio retailers.

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August 2019
WAE RTTY Claimed Scores
November 2019
         WN6K            SOLP         105,336            AI6O            SOHP          37,464
         W6ZL            SOLP          63,175            NK6A            SOHP          17,424
ARRL Sweepstakes CW Claimed Scores
November 2019
         N5ZO            SOUHP        196 212            W6KC            SOUHP         58,930
         K6LL            SOHP         195,382            AI6V            SOLP          41,616
         NC6K            SOUHP        148,570            AI6O            SOHP          40,296
         W6AYC           SOLP         147,574            KF6I            SOULP         31,800
         AA6PW           SOHP         141,764            WA6URY          SOHP          25,460
         KI6RRN          SOLP         136,120            NK6A            SOUHP         25,200
         K6NR            SOHP         116,316            N7DA            SOLP          24,522
         W6TK            SOUHP        109,726            WB6NBU          SOLP          19,604
         WN6K            SOLP         100,640            KX6A            SOULP         19,278
         WA6KHK          SOUHP         93,316            NE6I            SOLP          10,824
         K6ZH            SO(A)HP       85,490            N6IC            SOHP           7,344
         KM6Z            SOLP          79,950            W6HIJ           SOLP           4,410
         W6ZL            SOLP          78,400            N7LU (@N6NC)    SOQRP            378
         W6AX (AC6T, W6AX, K6AW)                                         MOHP         142,926
CQWW SSB Claimed Scores
October 2019
         VY2TT (K6LA)    SOABHP     5,663,194            W6QU (@W8QZA)   SOABQRP       45,981          
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOABHP     2,239,002            M0SNA (W6PNG)   SOABHP        39,875
         N6RV            SO(A)ABHP    601,106            W4EF            SOABHP        32,660
         K6NA            SOABHP       443,835            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP      18,070
         WN6K            SO(A)ABHP    228,588            NK6A            SO(A)SB15HP    9,988
         K6RO            SO(A)ABHP    119,641            W6TK            SO(A)ABHP      6,171
         W6ZL            SO(A)ABLP     89,199            N6IC            SOSB15HP       1,612
         W6JBR           SOABClassicHP 52,662            NE6I            SO(A)SB10LP      187
         WA6URY          SO(A)ABHP     49,335            W6ML (W6KC)     SO(A)SB20HP      110
         HP3AK (HP3AK, N6AA, W6XD)                                       MMU        5,737,050
JARTS RTTY Claimed Scores
October 2019
         WN6K            SOLP          92,635            KF6RY (W6ZL)    SOLP           7,128
         N6GP            SOHP          50,232            W6JBR           SOHP           6,588
         N6WT            SOHP          50,018            WA6URY          SOLP           1,738
         AI6O            SOHP          13,872
California QSO Party Claimed Scores
October 2019
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOFixedHP    396,662            W6ZL            SO(A)FixedLP  95,535
         K6LA            SOFixedHP    312,504            N6RV            SO(A)FixedLP  74,034
         W6TK            SO(A)FixedHP 217,326            N6GP            SOFixedHP     66,796
         W6AYC           SOFixedLP    204,792            AI6V            SO(A)FixedHP  63,288
         NC6K            SO(A)FixedHP 196,560            WA6KHK          SO(A)FixedQRP 59,280
         WN6K            SOFixedLP    145,350            AI6O            SOFixedHP     48,384
         K6JO            SOFixedLP    124,700            WA6URY          SOFixedHP     35,024
         W6ML(W6KC)      SO(A)CtyExpHP117,477            N6WT            SOCntyExpLP   27,166
         KM6Z            SO(A)FixedLP 117,420            WA7BNM/6        SOFixedLP        440

         N6MI (N7DA, AF6O, N6MI)                                         MOCtyExpHP   173,223
         W6UE (N6AN, N9JAM)                                              M/SSchool     96,216
         W6COW (AA6DW, NK6A @AA6DW)                                      M/MFixedLP    87,752
CQWW RTTY Claimed Scores
September 2019
         WN6K            SOABLP       243,276            N6RV            SO(A)ABHP     45,225
         KI6VC           SOABHP       193,734            NK6A            SO(A)ABHP     41,072
         K6AW (@W6RFU)   SO(A)SB20HP  156,384            KF6RY(W6ZL)     SOSB20LP      28,060
         NC6K            SOABHP       125,870            WA6URY          SOABHP        25,080
         W6QU (@W8QZA)   SOABQRP      123,984            AI6O            SOABHP        16,128
         W6JBR           SOABHP        72,075
ARRL VHF Claimed Scores
September 2019
         N6NB/R          ROVER        162,000            NC6K            SO3BHP           782
         N6GP/R          LTD ROVER LP   7,832            W6ZL            SOLP              84
         N6QQ            SO6M           4,560            NE6I            SO3BLP            50
         W6IT            SOLP           3,267
North American Sprint CW
September 2019
         N6AA            SOHP          10,374            AI6O            SOHP           2,460
         NT6Q (N5ZO)     SOHP          10,184            WA6URY          SOHP           1,650
         K6AW            SOHP           8,151            W4EF            SOHP           1,323
         AC6T            SOHP           7,326            N6AN            SOQRP            216

         SCCC #1 (N6AA, K6AW, AC6T, NT6Q, K6NA)                                        36,035
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