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Monthly News (SCCCORE)
April 2019
W6PNG Welcome aboard to new member Paul, W6PNG (pictured left). Paul is located in Laguna Beach. Paul has been active of late in SOTA and NPOTA activations, which has led to suitcase DXpeditons, as he calls them. While he is antenna impaired at his home QTH, he is able to get on for contesting from other locations. He did ARRL DX Phone for the second consective year from TI7 for example. He was also interviewed by Eric 4Z1UG on QSO Today. Welcome Paul!

Also, welcome to NI6V. Matthew is in Long Beach and enjoys CW, RTTY and QRP. He too is antenna challenged at his home QTH but he will be purchasing an Elecraft KX3 and Buddipole so that he can go portable.

We are hams. Amateur radio operators. Radio guys. As such, we use batteries. Probably more than the average person. Certainly we have more of an interest than most in how batteries work, how to properly charge them, and how to prolong their life. Battery University has all sorts of information on batteries. You'll find chapters under "Crash Course on Batteries," "Battery Types," "Battery Testing and Monitoring," and "How to Prolong Battery Life," among others on the site. There is a plethora of interesting material there. There is even a fascinating section called "Charging Without Wires -- A Solution or Laziness." Most of us are familiar with the basic concept but this chapter provides some interesting information on the topic. Battery University is a good place to learn a lot about batteries.

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SCCC Monthly Poll
April, 2019
Click here for the this month's SCCC monthly poll. 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
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
NAQP RTTY Claimed Scores
February 2019
	 N6WT            SOLP          72,704            AI6O            SOHP           6,099
         KM6Z		 SOLP          48,960            K6MUG           SOLP           4,851 
	 WN6K		 SOLP	       43,616            NE6I            SOLP           3,480
         KI6VC           SOLP          38,316            W6JBR		 SOLP  	        3,150
         WA6I            SOLP          29,189            KB9FKO		 SOLP  	        1,118
         KF6RY (op W6ZL) SOLP          17,640        

         K6PV (N6HE, AI6DF, N6NT)                                        M/2 LP        28,483
	 
	 SCCC #1 (N6WT, KI6VC, K6MUG, KK6YB, KF6RY (W6ZL op))                         133,511
	 SCCC #2 (KB9FKO, WA6I, NE6I)                                                  33,787 
ARRL DX CW Claimed Scores
February 2019
         VY2TT (K6LA)    SOHP       5,006,346            N6WT            SOUHP        130,269
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOHP       2,364,633            W6QU (W8QZA)    SOQRP        118,950
         K6NA            SOHP       1,150,422            N6HE            SOUHP         93,600
         K6NR            SOHP         702,381            NK6A            SOHP          79,704
         W6YI            SOUHP        629,370            KK6M            SOULP         62,496
         N6RV            SOULP        499,620            W6ZL            SOSB20LP      54,390
         W6TK            SOHP         401,427            W6JBR           SOHP          51,840
         N5ZO            SOSB20HP     319,152            WA6URY          SOHP          50,196
         WA6KHK          SOUHP        286,671            AI6O            SOHP          42,558
         N6QQ            SOUHP        289,300            K6RO            SOULP         29,304         
         W6YA            SOSB20HP     270,192            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP      27,258
         W6TMD           SOHP         237,390            N6IC            SOALP         22,848
         K6ZH            SOAHP        215,055            W4EF            SOAHP         14,790 
         AA6AA (@W7RN)   SOUHP        205,410            KX6A            SOULP         14,151 
         N6WS            SOAHP        204,228            K6PO            SOULP         10,050
         KM6Z            SOLP         190,560            W6KC            SOUHP          8,460
         W6UM            SOUHP        148,050            KB9FKO          ??             2,880
         N6MU            SOLP         139,416            HP8/NC6Q        SOQRP            810
         
         ZF1A (K6AM, N6MJ, N6WIN)                                        MSHP       5,808,960         
         W6AX (@W6RFU)(AC6T, K6AW)                                       MSHP         936,600
CQ WPX RTTY Claimed Scores
February 2019
         WN6K            SOABLP       441,910            AI6O            SOABHP       125,300
         K6MUG           SOABLP       316,433            N6LL            SOABLP       108,501
         KI6VC           SOABHP       295,260            N6WT            SOABHP        99,484
         KM6Z            SOABLP       250,860            W6TK            SOABHP        62,918
         N6HE            SOABHP       175,330            NE6I            SOABHP        49,790
         AK6W (op K6AW)  SOABHP       172,753            NK6A            SOABHP        34,606
         KF6RY (op W6ZL) SO20LP       136,416            W6JBR           SOABHP        32,742
         W6QU (op W8QZA) SOABQRP      132,965            WA6URY          SOABHP        14,965
North American Sprint CW Claimed Scores
February 2019
	 N6MJ                          15,888            W4EF                          12,048
         N5ZO                          15,072            K6ZH                          11,776
         N6AA                          14,544            W6UE (N6AN)                    5,031
         K6NA                          13,959            WA6URY                         2,852
         N6RT (@N6WIN)                 13,920            KM6Z                           2,449
         NX6T (KI6RRN)                 13,570            AI6O                           2,310
         K6LA                          12,972
                  	 
	 SCCC #1 (N6AA, N5ZO, N6MJ, N6RT, K6NA)                                        73,383
	 SCCC #2 (NX6T, K6ZH, K6LA, K6AW, W4EF)                                        50,716

         SCCC #1 currently trending in 2nd place!
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