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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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
SOURCE : CQ-Contest mailing list
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
BERU – Commonwealth Contest 2017
SD Logger for the RD Contest
From Paul EI5DI some good news –
Does SD logger run the RD Contest scoring ?
This is confirmed (to the best of my knowledge) with effect
from V18.35. Earlier versions of SD are NOT suitable.
Here are the relevant release notes for V18.35 – the
Remembrance Day option is free and unrestricted for all users.
V18.35 6 August 2016
WIA Remembrance Day Contest:
This is a free and unrestricted option for all users.
Any DEMO warnings may be ignored.
Fixed time-dependent scoring, and dupe resetting
after three hours.
When you type a call and SD flags it as a dupe, press
Enter to see the remaining time (minutes and seconds)
before that call will no longer be a dupe. Press minus
or Alt-W to clear the logging line.
Please invite anyone interested to download SD from
www.ei5di.com and try it for themselves BEFORE the
contest. If any bugs are identified I will fix them
within 24 hours, preferably before the contest
Users are strongly recommended to read the manual SD.PDF
It is included as part of the installation.
Once again, SD is free and unrestricted for all users
in this contest. The relevant template is “WIA RD”,
located on the third page of contest options when you
start a new contest log with SD.
Please forward any questions or suggestions.
Trans Tasman Low Bands Challenge 2016 July 16th
Prepared by VK4TS and VK4SN
Last amendment 9th May 2016
1. Contest Introduction
This contest is to encourage Low Band Activity in Australia and New Zealand – The applicable bands are 160, 80 and 40M. The modes are SSB CW and Digital (RTTY and PSK only) Continue reading
Certificates for the 2015 Trans Tasman Low Band Contest are now online! Click on the link below to access a PDF of your certificate suitable for printing on a color printer.
Thanks for participating in the contest! We hope to see you in the next one.
Trent Sampson, VK4TS
Contest Branch Manager
The WRTC 2018 Organizing Committee is looking for applications for the first two sponsored teams beginning on June 1st, 2016.
Sponsored teams are a long-standing tradition in WRTC and a substantial part for fundraising. It gives the chance to take part in the WRTC to dedicated contesters who cannot qualify because of serious commitments. Continue reading
Saturday May 7th 2016 – 10:00 -11:46 UTC
The Harry Angel Sprint is an annual 80m contest event, first established in 1999, to commemorate the life of Harry Angel VK4HA who at the time of his becoming a Silent Key was the oldest licensed amateur in Australia.
The duration of the contest is 106 minutes one minute for each year of Harry’s life. Continue reading