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July 2018
Our condolensces to family and friends of Joe Hypnarowski, W6VNR/ZF2AH. Joe passed away June 6 at 3:00 am at UCSD Jacobs ICU in La Jolla. While not currently a member of SCCC, he provided many contest QSOs over the years as ZF2AH, V3CQ, C5ABZ, T32AH and many other call signs. Joe was a member of the Southern California DX Club. A celebration of his life will be held July 21. Details sent on the club reflector.

Welcome aboard to new SCCC member W6ZL! David joins us from Newport Beach, CA, and happens to be QSL manager for 3D2KM, A35KL and KF6RY.


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.

HH2AA Remote Operation in ARRL DX Phone by W2GD
March 2018
W2GD at HH2AA Even after five decades of contesting, there is always something new to try. My first attempt at remote operation turned out to be an amazing and unique adventure. My tale below is rather long - there were so many twists and turns.

First a few words about HH2AA, a station that has been on the Remote Ham Radio (RHR) network for a few years. This is a proof of concept project supported by RHR in cooperation with the Radio Club of Haiti. All proceeds from station rentals are returned to the people of Haiti through donations to the Haiti Air Ambulance Service organization - The station is a test platform used to try out off shore construction and operation techniques. It is located on a mountain at 6,300 feet ASL near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, solar powered, and remotely controlled using proprietary RHR software.

June 2018
Video: V55V Rhombic Antennas - A Big Signal Out of Africa
March 2018
IARU HF World Championship Claimed Scores
July 2018
         N5ZO          SOABHP(A) CW 1,408,579            W6ZL            SOABLP CW     44,370
         KI6RRN*       SOABLP Mixed 1,014,714            AI6O            SOABHP(A) CW  26,256
         W6TK          SOABHP Mixed   668,457            W6KC            SOABHP(A)Mxed 19,580            
         WN6K          SOABLP Mixed   146,510            W6YA            SOABHP CW     15,776
         KU6CW (N6CW)  SOABHP(A) CW   132,192            K6DDJ           SOABHP(A) CW   7,347
         WA6URY        SOABHP Mixed    88,288            N6IC            SO20MHP CW     5,405
         NK6A          SOABHP Mixed    67,710            K6MUG           SOABLP         5,040
         AF6O                                                            M/SHP        477,904  

         *KI6RRN was (@WA6TQT)              
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
         N6VI            SOHP          17,545            WA6URY          SOHP             504
         N6AA            SOLP           1,560            N6IC            SOLP             256
         K6MUG           SOLP           1,482            N6VHF           SOHP             172  
         KF6I            SOHP             750            NE6I            SOLP              55
         K6NA            SOLP             561

         NI6E (NI6E, AF6RT, KK6KPW, W6FNO)                               MOHP          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.