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Monthly News (SCCCORE)
January 2019
KX6A Welcome aboard to Mike, KX6A in Newport Beach. Mike was first licensed in 2007, and enjoys Summits on the Air (SOTA). Two of his sons are also licensed (N6NGG and N6WMG). Mike is new to contesting but is enjoying learning about it.

December is typically a slow month for contesters. There aren't a lot of major contests going on, and we are all busy dreaming of amateur radio gifts under the tree. Uh, busy shopping for gifts for family and friends! Okay, we are busy doing both of those! The weather has cooled and we aren't typically busy with antenna work either. Although... as I type this particular paragraph on Xmas Eve day, it's 70 degrees at my QTH and I've tried to be outside to enjoy it much of the day.

In case you missed it, registration has opened for the 2019 ConTest University presentation at the Dayton Hamvention in Xenia, Ohio. The faculty lineup, posted on the CTU website, includes several new and returning members. Newcomer Bryant, KG5HVO, will present ideas for attracting youth into contesting, while Dan, N6MJ, and Chris, KL9A — the gold medalists at WRTC 2014 — will present advanced operating papers. More info can be found here.

SCCC Monthly Poll
January, 2019
Click here for the this month's SCCC monthly poll. 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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N6NB - Contesting For 61 Years
November 2018
N6NB Rover Wayne Overbeck is no stranger to SCCCers. He has been contesting for 61 years! That's longer than some of us have been alive! His tower trailers have also been used for SCCC contesting (think XE2SI in the 1980s for example.) His web site is chalk full of contest and other good stuff. I asked Wayne to tell us a little about his VHF and up roving activities and was honored to get his story below.

I've been on the air for 61 years now. I've been operating VHF contests for almost that long, but I didn't manage to win a VHF contest nationally for a lot of years. It's never been easy to be competitive in VHF contests in the west. I finally reached #1 in the single operator category in June, 1973. Then I was #1 in five June contests in a row (1973-1977). After a year with almost no sporadic E here but excellent E skip in the east in 1978, I took a van and tower trailer to the northeast in 1979. I ended up winning 12 VHF contests nationally as a single operator before ARRL section multipliers were replaced by grid square multipliers in 1984.
ARRL VHF January Claimed Scores
January 2019
         NC6K            SO3BLP         1,612            NE6I            SOLP             140
         N6QQ            SOLP           1,269            AI6DO           SOLP              12
         K6PO            SO3BLP           280
NAQP SSB Claimed Scores
January 2019
         N5ZO            SOLP         191,646            K6LA            SOLP           8,357
         W6YI            SOLP         132,020            K6RO            SOLP           5,504
         KI6RRN          SOLP         102,060            W6JBR           SOLP           4,773
         W6TK            SOLP         101,152            WA7BNM          SOLP           1,550
         WN6K            SOLP          70,091            W6KC            SOLP             560
         N6VOH           SOLP          34,773            N0XNN           SOLP             480
         KI6VC           SOLP          28,400            K6MUG           SOLP             270
         K6NA            SOLP          10,752
         SCCC #1 (W6YI, KI6RRN, W6TK, WN6K, W6AFA)                                    405,323
         SCCC #2 (N6VOH, N0XNN, K6LA, K6RO, K6JO)                                      49,114
         SCCC #3 (N5ZO, K6NA, KI6VC, NE6I)                                            230,798
NAQP CW Claimed Scores
January 2019
         N5ZO            SOLP         359,315            K6NA            SOLP          41,208
         NO6T (KI6RRN)   SOLP         347,506            W6KK            SOLP          23,766
         N6TR            SOLP         276,060            W6ZL            SOLP          21,680
         N6WIN           SOLP         221,288            KF6I            SOLP          14,352
         K6LA            SOLP         166,530            WQ6X (@W7AYT)   SOLP          12,264
         K6NR            SOLP         146,608            KX6A            SOLP          10,738
         AC6T (@W6RFU)   SOLP         133,407            W6JBR           SOLP           9,408
         KM6Z            SOLP          87,472            NE6I            SOHP           8,556
         WN6K            SOLP          85,544            KI6VC           SOLP           2,835
         W6UE (N6AN)     SOLP          82,472            KB9FKO          SOLP           1,736
         N6WT            M2LP          74,227            WA6URY          SOLP           1,650
         AA6PW           SOLP          64,764            W6KC            SOLP             320
         SCCC #1 (N5ZO, N6TR, N6WIN, NO6T (KI6RRN), AC6T)                           1,337,556
         SCCC #2 (K6LA, WN6K, AA6PW, WQ6X (@W7AYT), KF6I)                             343,454
         SCCC #3 (W6UE (N6AN), KI6VC, W6ZL, AI6O, W6KK)                               130,753
         SCCC #4 (N6AA, KB9FKO, K6NA, KB9FKO, NE6I)                                    42,944

         (NE6I and AI6O will be checklogs due to mistakenly running HP)
ARRL RTTY Roundup Claimed Scores
January 2019
         K6JO            SOLP          88,781            KI6VC           SOHP          10,854
         N6WT            SOHP          74,376            NK6A            SOHP          10,706
         WN6K            SOLP          48,720            N6LL            SOLP           9,968
         KM6Z            SOLP          39,260            W6JBR           SOLP           6,419
         KF6RY (W6ZL)    SOLP          23,250            K6MUG           SOLP           6,063
         W6TK            SOLP          16,184            AI6O            SOHP           2,592
         K6ZH            SOHP          16,165            KB9FKO          SOLP           1,800
         N6PM            SOLP          15,706            NE6I            SOLP           1,440
Stew Perry Top Band Challenge Claimed Scores
December 2018
         N6AA            SOHP           1,481            AI6O            SOHP             576
         K0XP            SOLP             637            KI6RRN          SOLP             526             
ARRL 10-Meter Contest Claimed Scores
December 2018
         K6AM            SOMUHP        84,032            K0XP            SOCWLP         4,028
         AA6PW           SOMUHP        70,656            W6QU(W8QZA)     SOSSBQRP       3,234
         K6NR            SOCWHP        62,192            KX6A            SOCWULP        3,264
         WN6K            SOMLP         30,576            AI6DO           SOMLP          2,628
         NK6A            SOMUHP        28,036            W6JBR           SOMLP          2,420
         KM6Z            SOCWLP        16,128            WA7BNM          SOMLP          2,100
         AI6O            SOCWHP        12,500            KF6I            SOMUHP         1,320
         KU6CW(N6CW)     SOCWUHP       11,556            WA6URY          SOCWHP           500
         N6LL            SOMHP          9,920            K6MUG           SOSSBLP          272
         K6PO            SOCWULP        7,100            NE6I            SOCWUHP           84
         W6ZL            SOCWLP         4,620

         W6UE (N6AN, VA6DAF)                                             MSHP          68,172
FT8 Roundup Claimed Scores
December 2018
         W6BQ            SOULP         54,912            NK6A            SOULP          6,900
         K6PO            SOULP         16,554            N6NB            SOULP          1,344
ARRL 160-Meter Contest Claimed Scores
November 2018
         W6PH            SOHP          95,592            N6LL            SOLP          11,526
         NC6K            SOUHP         65,790            AA6PW           SOHP           8,840
         W6AX(K6AW)      SOUHP         47,709            N6WT            SOHP           7,965
         KF6I            SOUHP         26,078            W6JBR           SOHP           5,177
         WA6URY          SOLP          12,446            KI6VC           SOLP           3,250

         N5ZO (N6NC, N5ZO)                                               MSHP          95,580
CQWW DX CW Claimed Scores
November 2018
         ZF1A (N6MJ )    SOHP      13,836,885            AA6AA           SOHP         277,849            
         VY2TT(K6LA)     SOHP       9,158,650            N6NC (@N5ZO)    SOAHP        267,894
         KH7M(N6TJ)      SOHP       3,665,585            WN6K            SOALP        204,387
         K6NA            SOHP       2,177,618            W6QU(W8QZA)     SOQRP        127,218
         W6PH            SOAHP      1,678,740            KM6Z            SOLP         121,511
         RM3F(N5ZO)      SOLP       1,370,166            WA6URY          SOAHP         94.707
         N6WIN           SOAHP      1,250,262            NE6I            SOAHP         64,371
         KI6RRN          SOLP         885,960            K0XP            SO40LP        54,656
         W6TK            SOAHP        876,435            W6ZL            SO20LP        47,793
         AA6PW           SOAHP        732,096            WA7BNM          SO20LP        42,328
         W6UM            SOHP         629,184            W6JBR           SOAHP         34,155
         N6RV            SOLP         588,344            AI6V            SOHP          21,335
         N6CW            SOAHP        580,437            W6KC            SOAHP         21,160
         N6WT            SOAHP        521,664            NC6Q            SOLP          15,633
         WA6KHK          SOAHP        415,104            KF6I            SOAHP         15,521
         W6YA            SO20HP       397,671            AI6O            SOAHP          2,856
         W6TMD           SOAHP        307,398         

         K3LR (G4TSH, K1TO, K3LR, K3UA, K5GN, N2NC, N3GJ, N3SD, N6AN, N6TV, VE3RA, W2RQ --
              --N6AN's portion of this score goes to SCCC)               MMHP      19,486,811            
ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Claimed Scores
November 2018
         VY2TT (K6LA)    SOUHP        295,148            W6ZL            SOLP          24,948
         W6TK            SOUHP        158,198            W6KC            SOUHP         21,560
         AA6PW           SOUHP        117,528            W6JBR           SOHP          15,776
         WN6K            SOLP          92,340            K6MUG           SOLP          11,342
         WA6KHK          SOUHP         72,816            W6ZAR           SOLP           7,614
         N6WT            SOUHP         61,752            WA7BNM          SOLP           1,800
         KI6RRN          SOLP          48,764

         K6AM (@NX6T)                                                    MOHP         332,664
         W6UE (KK6TIV, KK6TJF, N6AN, N9JAM, VA6DAF)            School Club HP          90,168
WAE RTTY Claimed Scores
November 2018
         WN6K            SOLP          95,530            N6HE            SOHP          18,300
         N6RV            SOHP          64,418            AI6O            SOHP          11,110
         W6ZL            SOLP          37,524            W6TK            SOHP           8,970
         W4EF            SOHP          27,170
ARRL Sweepstakes CW Claimed Scores
November 2018
         N5ZO            SOUHP        194,552            W6KC            SOUHP         58,220
         K6LA            SOHP         194,054            NK6A            SOUHP         41,600
         W6PH            SOHP         175,808            WA6URY          SOHP          29,512         
         AA6PW           SOUHP        172,972            AI6O            SOHP          23,296
         WA6KHK          SOUHP        112,914            W6ZL            SOLP          22,204
         WN6K            SOLP         104,280            AI6DO           SOQRP         20,412
         NC6K            SOUHP         92,904            KU6CW (N6CW)    SOLP          19,024
         KM6Z            SOLP          90,560            K6NA            SOHP          13,108
         W6TK            SOHP          86,832            W6JBR           SOUHP          9,310
         KF6I            SOUHP         71,680

         W6RFU (AC6T, K6AW)                                              MOHP         143,500
CQWW DX SSB Claimed Scores
October 2018
         W6PH            SO(A)ABHP  1,132,750            AA6PW           SO(A)ABHP     86,850
         K6NA            SOABHP       880,715            WA7BNM          SOSB20LP      61,098         
         N6RV            SOABLP       349,899            W6QU(W8QZA)     SOABQRP       57,980
         AA6AA           SO(A)ABHP    312,768            WA6URY          SOABHP        56,192
         N6WS            SO(A)ABHP    131,052            W6TK            SOSB15HP      49,680            
         WN6K            SOABLP       125,895            N6IC            SOABHP        29,008
         VY2TT(K6LA)     SOSB15HP     108,070            NK6A            SO(A)SB15HP   18,939
         W6ZL            SO(A)ABLP     87,320            W6JBR           SO(A)ABLP      3,485

         ZF1A (N6MJ, KK6NON, KI6RRN, KI6SMX, N6WIN, JH1NBN)              M/2HP     14,897,344                                                      
JARTS WW RTTY Claimed Scores
October 2018
         N6WT            SOHP         310,392            AI6O            SOHP           4,061
         WN6K            SOLP         132,948            WA6URY          SOHP           3,537
         KF6RY (W6ZL)    SOLP          34,776
California QSO Party Claimed Scores
October 2018
         N6MJ            SOHP         376,478            N6WT            SOALP        110,768
         N6WIN           SOHP         356,062            KK6NON          SOALP        100,920
         W6TK            SOAHP        268,482            NE6I            SOAHP         81,256
         KI6RRN          SOLP         266,800            W6ZL            SOALP         60,996
         AA6PW           SOHP         231,014            WA6KHK          SOQPR         54,132
         K6ZZ            SOLP         211,755            N6HE            SOHP          49,350
         W6ML (W6KC)     SOAHP        191,458            AI6O            SOHP          25,326
         K6VO (K6NR)     SOAHP        183,570            WA6URY          SOHP          14,760
         NC6K            SOAHP        181,018            N6OO            SOLP           9,360
         WN6K            SOLP         145,174            AI6DO           SOAQRP         8,349
         K6NA            SOHP         120,228

         NO6T (@N5ZO)                                                    MSHP         356,700
         NC6Q (NC6Q, K6MUG, K6CAW, KB6WKT)                               MSHP         131,080
         W6COW (NK6A, AA6DW)                                             MSLP          73,170