18Jan/17

2017 CQ WPX RTTY Contest

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)

  • Contact points:
    – 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

17Jan/17

Trans-Tasman Low Bands Challenge Final Scores

http://www.b4h.net/vkcc/transtasman/ttlbcresults2016.php

Trans Tasman Low Band Challenge Results


Final results for the 2016 contest are listed below.


Period 1 Period 2 Period 3
Call QSOs Mults Score QSOs Mults Score QSOs Mults Score Tot Score
MULTI-TWO
VK2WG 70 10 700 66 8 528 49 9 441 1,669
VK2AWX 66 9 594 60 8 480 51 10 510 1,584
VK2BV 47 9 423 38 9 342 36 8 288 1,053
VK3ER 24 7 168 32 7 224 27 8 216 608
VK2MB 26 7 182 16 7 112 19 7 133 427
VK2ATZ 31 10 310 8 4 32 6 6 36 378
VK2ACH/P 21 7 147 28 7 196 0 0 0 343
Single Op
VK4SN 96 11 1,056 59 6 354 53 10 530 1,940
VK6TV/P2 63 9 567 64 11 704 55 10 550 1,821
VK2EFM 54 10 540 60 9 540 50 10 500 1,580
VK2IO 50 7 350 60 10 600 47 10 470 1,420
VK5SFA 55 10 550 54 8 432 41 9 369 1,351
VK3XV 63 11 693 49 7 343 34 9 306 1,342
VK7VH 64 9 576 48 8 384 42 9 378 1,338
VK4BZ/2 39 8 312 48 8 384 37 9 333 1,029
VK2PX 34 8 272 45 8 360 26 9 234 866
VK4FAAS 36 9 324 30 8 240 30 10 300 864
VK5PAS/P 55 10 550 35 7 245 0 0 0 795
VK2KDP 51 8 408 51 7 357 5 4 20 785
VK4KY 50 11 550 30 7 210 0 0 0 760
VK2MT 35 8 280 50 8 400 0 0 0 680
VK3BF 24 8 192 31 7 217 30 9 270 679
VK5LJ 32 10 320 22 9 198 19 7 133 651
ZL1YE 37 7 259 24 6 144 26 8 208 611
VK3AVV 29 7 203 27 7 189 26 7 182 574
VK6POP 33 9 297 19 7 133 18 6 108 538
VK5AW 41 9 369 14 6 84 14 5 70 523
VK7BO 46 10 460 5 3 15 0 0 0 475
ZL3VZ 26 5 130 24 5 120 24 8 192 442
VK3YE 16 8 128 28 7 196 16 7 112 436
VK1HW 0 0 0 12 6 72 36 9 324 396
VK3ERA 16 5 80 23 5 115 22 9 198 393
VK3PMG 28 7 196 26 7 182 0 0 0 378
VK2FAIB 17 5 85 20 6 120 22 7 154 359
VK3GK 0 0 0 29 7 203 21 7 147 350
VK6DW 11 5 55 5 5 25 27 9 243 323
VK2GR 26 8 208 18 6 108 0 0 0 316
VK6AAK 18 9 162 0 0 0 17 7 119 281
VK2IG 0 0 0 35 8 280 0 0 0 280
VK2DEK 11 7 77 18 6 108 13 6 78 263
VK5GR 0 0 0 8 3 24 27 8 216 240
ZL2AQL 0 0 0 1 1 1 25 9 225 226
VK2FENG 27 8 216 0 0 0 0 0 0 216
ZL1MXW 7 3 21 24 7 168 0 0 0 189
ZM1W 19 6 114 9 6 54 0 0 0 168
VK4XY 0 0 0 12 5 60 12 6 72 132
VK2ZMT 16 4 64 11 4 44 0 0 0 108
VK6WE 10 7 70 0 0 0 9 4 36 106
VK5WTF 16 6 96 0 0 0 0 0 0 96
VK4ICE 4 3 12 16 5 80 0 0 0 92
VK7HKN 12 6 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 72
VK4FEMO 7 4 28 7 2 14 0 0 0 42
VK2BFC 0 0 0 8 5 40 0 0 0 40
ZL3TE 7 5 35 2 1 2 0 0 0 37
VK4IAA 4 2 8 9 2 18 5 2 10 36
VK6TKR 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 4 7
VK2CEC 3 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
VK3FDAP 1 1 1 2 2 4 0 0 0 5
VK6AS 0 0 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 4
VK2ACD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Revised April 4, 2016
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17Jan/17

TRANS TASMAN 2016 CERTIFICATES

All contesters in the 2016 should have received certificates for the most recent running.

Please advise if they have come through to vk4ts@outlook.com

Full write up of results will be out this week as well as the survey monkey survey.

73

Trent VK4TS

 

 

 

 

09Dec/16

CW Contesting Efficiency Calculator

Hi All,

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
manner, etc.
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.

Link:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9AtNpPfAOUMaDE2S1NlNUhQczg/view?usp=sharing

73


Ash ~ 3V8SS/KF5EYY
http://www.kf5eyy.info/
Phone/SMS
/Whatsapp
: (+216) 22670026 <+216%2022%20670%20026>
Skype: kf5eyy

30Sep/16

GRAB A TROPHY

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 logs@azqsoparty.org . 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
24Sep/16

Nally Towers

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.

 

Engineering Specs

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Installation Specification Slab

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slab-install-information-page-2

Installation Specification Peir

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Installation Specification Swinging Room

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