A Collection of Past SCCC News Stories (Newest to Oldest)
Monthly News (SCCCORE - SoCal Contest Club Operations, Results and Enlightenments)
April 2022
SCCC logo Welcome aboard to new member Donald, K6DW. Donald lives in North Hollywood and mainly operates DX contests.

The final results of the February NA Sprint CW contest have been published at the NCJ web site along with the contest write up. Axel, KI6RRN operated the WA6TQT station remotely and used the NO6T club call to place 5th place overall, recording 345 QSOs. David, N6AN took 4th place in the QRP category. The SCCC #1 team finished 5th this time around. Do read the write up. It's an especially interesting one.

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Monthly News (SCCCORE - SoCal Contest Club Operations, Results and Enlightenments)
March 2022
W8GJK's day job Welcome aboard to new member Ken, KA6KEN. Ron lives in Goleta out near the coast. He does phone contests only these days but hopes to get his CW chops up some day. His very busy schedule currently has him picking and choosing contests. He organized Field Day events for the Santa Barbara ARC in 2018 and 2019 and helps AC6T and K6AW maintain the UCSB W6RFU station and antennas. He owns the Santa Barbara Electronics Supply and co-owns Impulse Advance Communications and Impulse Telecom (a CLEC). He is looking forward to participating in a multi-two or MM contest with other hams in the near future.

Also, welcome aboard to new member Paul, W8GJK (picture at left) in Los Osos. He has been casually operating contests for many years, mainly as a means of DXing. He has recently become more interested in contesting on its own. He is a professional communications tech and is looking to learn more about contesting. He was first licensed in 1994 as a teenager. Paul's other interests include aviation, skydiving, electronic music, motorcycling, and travel. His QTH is just barely within the 175 mile ARRL club circle for SCCC. Welcome Paul!

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Monthly News (SCCCORE - SoCal Contest Club Operations, Results and Enlightenments)
February 2022
ARRL
Welcome aboard to new member Ron, WA6FGV. Ron hails from Santa Barbara. He is interested in all contests and especially CW. We look forward to having his scores in the club totals.

PLEASE NOTE! The NCJ Sprint Team has announced that the CW and RTTY North American Sprints will again begin one hour early in February and March to give more time for 20 meter activity. Last year, west coast stations found this change especially helpful. The Fall Sprints will tentatively continue to use the normal 0000Z start time. The Team has also made a suggestion: "Please acknowledge each contact with more than a "dit" - often lost in the scrum, that dit might get snipped by your amplifier, the other station's turnaround delay, or by noise. The Management recommends "R" or "X" (short for the already shortened TU)."

The ARRL International DX CW contest is the third full weekend this month, Feb 19-20. The SSB contest follows two weekends later, Mar 5-6. With the bottom of the sunspot cycle in the rear view mirror, we are hoping for improved conditions, especially on 10 and 15 meters. Note that Jim, N6TJ will again be out in Hawaii as KH7Q in the CW event and as KH6LC in the Phone contest.

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Monthly News (SCCCORE - SoCal Contest Club Operations, Results and Enlightenments)
January 2022
Happy New Year
The CQWW DX CW contest in late November brought out the usual crowd of contesters world-wide. Many were feeling comfortable enough to travel to DX destinations for the contest. A few countries were still closed or had restrictive COVID restrictions. Conditions were not quite as good as during the October Phone contest but they were better than in 2020. 15 meters was open and 10 did have its periods of activity. Some comments from SCCC participants follow.

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