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Monthly News (SCCCORE)
August 2018
Welcome aboard to new SCCC member K0XP. Steve moved to Mission Viejo after 34 years on the east coast. He loves low band DXing and contesting as well as VHF contesting. He operates mostly CW. He says he was among those at the very first SCCC meeting.

Also, welcome to Wyatt, AI6V (formerly KK6RDY). Wyatt now has the call formerly held by Carl Cook, who passed away in December, 2014. Wyatt is a senior in high school and is President of the radio club there. He operates in most of the big contests.

HeilBM-17 In June, I shared the Dayton releases by Kenwood and Yaesu. Not to be overlooked is another release, this one by Heil Sound. The company announced its new BM-17 lightweight headset. It's available as either a single-side or dual-side model, and is available with either a dynamic mic element or an electret. The headset has many features that will make it attractive to amateur radio operators, contesters and DXers alike. Read more about these headsets at Heil Sound.

According to an ARRL announcement on 16 July 2018, Dan Craig, N6MJ, and Chris Hurlbut, KL9A, who operated as Y82V took third place in the recent WRTC contest. They racked up 506,461 points, putting 3,769 CW contacts and 1,052 phone contacts into their log. Chris posted recordings of their entire Y82V 24 hour operation and the log here. Caution, Google will be unable to scan for viruses due to the file size. I would suggest you download the audio files and scan them with your own anti-virus software just to be safe. (I'm personally pretty careful/anal about this stuff.)

I Wanna Take You Higher by N6VI
May 2018
N6VI on 10 GHz I Wanna Take You Higher (Boom Shaka Laka Laka)

So, ten meters isn't open to anywhere. What to do? HF'ers will say, "Go lower", but I did the opposite. I went higher - much higher - to 10 gigahertz, a.k.a. the 3 cm band.

The first weekend in May is the 2 GHz & Up contest, sponsored by the San Bernardino Microwave Society, so I took a 24" dish with a 2-Watt transverter up to Frazier Peak and spent the day. Like its HF counterpart, conditions on 10 GHz were not very good this weekend, but I managed over two dozen contacts with distances up to nearly 600 km. Just as on HF, when conditions are not good enough for SSB, I went to CW for several of the more distant contacts, and that did the trick.

WB6NOA Interviews Kenwood Chief Design Engineer JA6QXW On The New TS-890S
August 2018
The New Yaesu FT-101D Transceiver
August 2018
June 2018
NAQP SSB Claimed Scores
August 2018
	 WN6K            SOLP          52,722            K6MUG           SOLP           2,600
         AA6PW           SOLP          24,090            AI6O            SOLP           1,664
         N6WIN		 SOLP           3,268            N6AN            SOLP           1,344
         N5ZO (KI6RRN, KK6NON, N5ZO)                                     M/2          200,489
         W6KC                                                            M/2              198                    

         SCCC #1 (WQ6X, N6WIN, K6MUG, WN6K, AA6PW)                                     82,680
         SCCC #2 (W6AFA, K5KT, N6AN, K6RO, NE6I)                                        1,344
NAQP CW Claimed Scores
August 2018
	 N5ZO	         SOLP         227,452            AI6O            SOLP          20,250
         KI6RRN          SOLP         181,477            WA6URY          SOLP          14,534
	 N6WIN	         SOLP         128,763            W6ZL            SOLP          14,300
         K6NR            SOLP         100,303            N6HE            SOLP          10,640
	 W6TK            SOLP          98,532            N6AN            SOQRP          5,454
         N6AA            SOLP          92,718            N6GP            SOLP           5,035
         WN6K            SOLP          66,875            W6KC            SOLP           4,080
         KM6Z            SOLP          49,502            KU6CW (N6CW)    SOLP           3,960
         AA6PW           SOLP          23,779            KA6WKE          SOLP	        1,296
         NC6K            SOLP          21,004            K0XP            SOLP           1,032
         NX6T (N6KI, WQ6X, N6NC, N6CY, NN6X, N6EEG, WM6Y)                M/2          186,354

	 SCCC #1 (N5ZO, KI6RRN, N5WIN, W6TK, K6NR)                                    736,527
	 SCCC #2 (AI6O, KA6WKE, WQ6X, W6ZL, N6HE)                                      46,486
	 SCCC #3 (N6AA, AA6PW, NC6K, N6AN, N6GP)                                      147,990
NAQP RTTY Claimed Scores
July 2018
	 KI6RRN          SOLP         110,396            KF6RY (W6ZL)    SOLP           8,364
         WN6K		 SOLP          41,412            N6WT            SOLP           5,050 
	 W6JBR           SOLP	       11,760            K6MUG           SOLP           4,316
	 AI6O            SOLP           9,310            
         ZF1A (K6GO, NA6MB)                                              M2            48,150                                                        

         SCCC #1 (KI6RRN, NC6K, WN6K, K6MUG, KA6WKE)                                  156,124
IARU HF World Championship Claimed Scores
July 2018
         N5ZO            SOABHPA CW 1,408,579            NI6W (W4EF)     SOABHP CW     30,800
         KI6RRN(@WA6TQT) SOABLP Mxd 1,014,714            AI6O            SOABHPA CW    26,256
         K6NA            SOABHP CW    771,831            W6KC            SOABHPA Mixed 19,580
         W6TK            SOABHP Mixed 668,457            W6YA            SOABHP CW     15,776            
         N6AA            SOABHP CW    491,290            W6JBR           SOABHP Mixed  12,369
         WN6K            SOABLP Mixed 146,510            K6DDJ           SOABHPA CW     7,347
         KU6CW (N6CW)    SOABHP(A) CW 132,192            N6IC            SO20MHP CW     5,405
         WA6URY          SOABHP Mixed  88,288            K6MUG           SOABLP         5,040
         NK6A            SOABHP Mixed  67,710            N6HE            SOABLP         2,256
         W6ZL            SOABLP CW     44,370          
         NX6T (N6KI, NN6X, N6EEG, KB7V, N6ERD, W2PWS, N6NC, WQ6X)        M/S HP       638,352
         AF6O (AF6O, K6VCR, N6MI)                                        M/S HP       477,904  
RAC Canada Day Claimed Scores
July 2018
         KI6RRN          SOABLP       173,618            WN6K            SOABLP-CW     34,992
         W6TK            SOABHP        35,464            KK6NON          SOABLP-PH     24,256
         N5ZO (N5ZO, N6NC)                                               M/2 HP       149,500               
Field Day Claimed Scores
June 2018
         W6KC            1E(LP)         1,598            AI6O            1D(HP)           668
         AI6DO           2B(QRP)        1,090            WA6URY          1D(HP)           347
         N6NC (N5ZO)     1D(HP)           956            W6ZL            1E(LP)           244
All Asian Claimed Scores
June 2018
         N5ZO            SOABHP       106,855            KU6CW (N6CW)    SOABHP         2,160
         K6NA            SOABHP        75,050            W6ZL            SOABLP         1,950
         WN6K            SOABHP        70,757            AI6O            SOABHP         1,160
         WA6URY          SOABHP        16,100            

         NX6T (N6KI, N6CY, WQ6X)                                         M/SHP        287,280                
ARRL June VHF Claimed Scores
June 2018
         W6IT            SOLP          31,856            KF6I            SOHP             750
         N6VI            SOHP          17,545            K6NA            SOLP             561
         N6VHF           SOHP          13,975            WA6URY          SOHP             504
         N6MI            SOHP           7,344            N6IC            SOLP             256
         N6QQ            SOLP           4,251            W6JK            SOLP             248
         N6GP/R          LIMITED ROVER  4,251            N6VHF           SOHP             172
         NC6K            SOHP           2,322            N6VH            SO3B             104
         N6AA            SOLP           1,560            NE6I            SOLP              55
         K6MUG           SOLP           1,482            N6IC            SOLP              32 

         NI6E (NI6E, AF6RT, KK6KPW, W6FNO)                               UMOHP         24,050
WPX CW Claimed Scores
May 2018
         VY2TT (K6LA)    SOABHP    13,193,773            WA6URY          SOABHP       220,331
         N6CW (@K6NA)*   SOSB20HP   2,481,132            AI6O            SO(A)ABHP    172,960 
         KI6RRN          SOABLP     2,468,598            NK6A            SO(A)ABHP    141,897
         AA6PW           SO(A)ABHP  2,226,306            WN6K            SOABLP        54,813
         W6TK            SOABHP     1,321,610            N6AN            UNKNOWN       44,600
         WA6KHK          SO(A)ABHP  1,171,794            W6KC            SO(A)ABHP     43,596
         N5ZO            SO(A)ABHP  1,095,680            NI6W (W4EF)     SOABHP        36,855
         KM6Z            SOABLP       821,632            N6IC            SOSB20HP      23,744
         N6AA            SOABHP       445,740            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP      14,141 
         NO6T (N6NC)**   SOABHP       394,573            N6HC            SOSB20LP      13,260
         W6QU (W8QZA)    SOABQRP      340,844            KF6I            SO(A)ABLP      4,662

         NY6N (@W6YI K6AM, N6MJ, N6WIN, W6YI)                            M/2 HP    11,540,628 
         NX6T (N6KI, WQ6X, AI6O, K4RB, KB7V, N6CY)                       M/2 HP     5,470,240

         * SCCC Member application received from N6CW 28 May 2018 (welcome back Terry!).
         **Remotely operated the N5ZO station on antennas not in use by Marko at the time.