2017 CQ WPX RTTY Contest
February 11-12, 2017
Starts: 0000 GMT Saturday
Ends: 2359 GMT Sunday
Identical wording is used for both the RTTY and CW/SSB rules where the intent is the same. However, there are some key differences for the RTTY mode:
No 1.8 MHz operation
QSO alerting assistance is allowed in all categories, i.e., there is no Single-Op Assisted category
Single-Op 30-hour limit (vs. 36)
– Different-country contacts within any continent (not just North America) get 2 or 4 points
– Same-country contacts get 2 points on the low bands
Trans Tasman Low Band Challenge Results
Final results for the 2016 contest are listed below.
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All contesters in the 2016 should have received certificates for the most recent running.
Please advise if they have come through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full write up of results will be out this week as well as the survey monkey survey.
I have developed a tool on VBA that enables CW Contesters to check their
CW copying performance after the contest finishes.
You can download the excel file in the link below.
The file had 3 spreadsheets:
– “AllLog” is the contest log for all 20m QSOs (from Contest Cabrillo File).
– “20m” contains the extract of from log for the period of time where I
want to examine performance.
– “Audio” contains the logged Callsigns by the CW Skimmer after I played
back the contest audio recording for the same period of time (here limited
to about 20 minutes operation just for trial).
When running the macro and clicking “Calculate”, it will take each callsign
from the “Skimmed log” and check in the “20m” spreadsheet if that call was
copied by me or not during the contest. If yes, the callsign will trun
green. If not, the macro will go and check if that station came back and
call me on that band (returning station). If yes, the callsign will turn
yellow. If not, it will turn red (The skimmer copied it but I didn’t. The
station didn’t come back to me on that band).
The macro form will give numbers of:
– Total Callsigns Skimmed by CW Skimmer on that period.
– Callsigns that both Skimmer and I copied
– Percentage of callsigns both Skimmer and I copied against total stations
that called me.
In summary, the macro will give idea on how many calls I copied during the
contest versus all the station who called me on my frequency, I could hear
them, but they left the frequency when they didn’t get my answer in timely
The non-returned stations percentage will give idea on the missed points
that could’ve been earned if I was more efficient copying callsigns.
You can change the spreadsheet content and calculate your performance. The
macro will know number of lines, etc.
The tool is just very basic now. If someone is interested to develop it
further, let’s discuss.
Ash ~ 3V8SS/KF5EYY
: (+216) 22670026 <+216%2022%20670%20026>
While plenty of DX was worked during the 2015 Arizona QSO Party, there were NO entrants in the DX category! It's a shame to see a plaque going unawarded. Propagation willing, send in your entries for this year's AZQP. Who knows, you may receive a nice wall hanging! Announcement below. 2016 Arizona QSO Party Announcement! Announcing the 2016 Arizona QSO Party, sponsored by the ARRL Arizona Section and Catalina Radio Club, from Oct 8 1600Z to Oct 9 0600Z and Oct 9 1400Z to Oct 9 2359Z. Phone, CW and Digital modes on 160/80/40/20/15/10/6/2 meters. Single-Op, Multi-Op, Arizona Multi-Multi, Arizona County Expedition and Mobile categories. Work stations once per band and mode. Mobiles may be worked once per band and mode in each county. County Line operations (two counties max) count as 2 QSOs. Outside Arizona exchange sequential serial number and location (State, Province, or DXCC Prefix). Arizona Stations send sequential serial number and State/County abbreviation. Suggested Frequencies (kHz): CW: 1812, 3548, 7048, 14048, 21048, 28048, 50048. SSB: 1848, 3848, 7189, 14248, 1348, 28448, 50148. FM Simplex: 146.48MHz. One point per Phone QSO, two points for CW and Digital QSOs. Multipliers for non-AZ entries are the 15 AZ counties by band and mode. Multipliers for AZ entries are States, Provinces, and DXCC Countries by mode. Final score is total QSO points times total multipliers + 100pts for Special Event Station Mesa ARC, WM7RC. Mail logs no later than Oct 31 to Catalina Radio Club, C/O Gary Keck, PO Box 17811, Tucson, AZ 85731 or via email to email@example.com . For full rules, along with log and summary sheets, Cabrillo electronic file format, and Award information, see http://www.azqsoparty.org. Arizona Operators: announce your own planned AZQP operation so we can cover ALL Arizona Counties. Please send planned operation details to info@AZQSOParty.org . Looking forward to hearing you on the air! -- 73, +Gary Keck, KE7DX Base Communications Team Leader, PCOEM Communications Group RST ARCA Coordinator Arizona QSO Party Coordinator ARRL HF WAS Award Manager ARRL Life Member Member, Catalina Radio Club, Radio Society of Tucson, Arizona Outlaws Contest Club
Nally Towers QRT
After the passing of the owner Nally Towers ceased to trade in 2015.
The WebSite was shut down, and many have searched for the installation instructions.
We have added them to the media / downloads section of this website.
PLEASE NOTE; DISCLAIMER
These are provided as historical information only and not for any other purpose.
We acknowledge that Nally Copyright still exists and that the Engineering specifications provided are not current;
People should also be aware that many towers on the second-hand market claiming to be Nally Towers often are not .
You need to do your own research prior to installing a tower and not rely on these documents alone.
Before undertaking any installation work on a Nally tower, (any Tower) you should seek appropriate engineering advice.
Installation Specification Slab
Installation Specification Peir
Installation Specification Swinging Room
The race is on to complete final preparations prior to the Oceania DX contest at the start of next month (08:00z 1st October to 08:00z 2nd of October on phone; same times the following weekend for CW). Continue reading
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reflector – from Jim N3BB with thanks
“I hope this will be okay with the CQ-Contest reflector, because a major article about ham radio contesting has been published in “Epoch Times,” Continue reading