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CARP Club Contest Contenders

The results are in! ARRL September 2017 VHF/UHF contest results show CARP club members earning significant scores in three different categories. With almost 500 submitted logs for this particular contest, the CARP club members scored quite well against the competition from around the country, Canada too.

W6KKO
W6KKO Single Op Portable

Ron Hunt (N6MTS) scored 76,320 points in the Classic Rover category. He used the callsign N6MTS/R during the exchange to identify his category. Ron worked multiple grid squares and a variety of frequencies from six meters to 24 GHz earning a position of third overall.

Rob Mavis (AE6GE) scored 48,246 points in the Unlimited Multioperator category from DM06. Rob worked in unison with Pat Fennacy (W6YEP) both using the callsign W6TV. Together they also worked a variety of frequencies from six meters to 24 GHz earning a position of fourth overall.

Rick Tyburski (W6KKO) scored 5,310 points in the Single Operator Portable category, which is limited to 10 watts or less. Rick worked the contest from the DM06 grid square using five bands from six meters to 33 cm earning third overall. With only 10 watts, the secret is having an 8000 foot antenna height. Try getting a city permit for that!

W6TV and W6KKO were also the Pacific Division winners in their respective categories.

Some additional local valley residents also worked this contest and submitted results for scoring. John Morrice (K6MI/R) scored 93,786 points in the Unlimited Rover Category, with Dave Smith (W6TE/R) right behind him at 74,664 points in the same category. Both were significant scores nationally for this contest.

Contesting takes some effort, but the experience provides an education. Are you interested in VHF/UHF contesting? Any of these contesters would be happy to share their experiences. Get a head start or figure it out yourself from the ground up. All competition is welcome.

http://www.arrl.org/contests

ARRL September VHF 2017

The ARRL September VHF Contest starts September 9th at 11:00 am and ends September 10th at 8:00 pm PDT.

Club Competition

The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers will be participating in the Club Gavel Competition for the contest. All club members are encouraged to operate the contest from their home, portable or mobile station as they would normally during the contest. When submitting your logs, add “Club: Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers” to the log file and let us know that you participated in the contest. Your scores will count towards your normal individual or group awards and also be added to the club’s score to compete with other clubs in the area.

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RSVP for the SEQP

The Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) is just a couple of weeks away! The SEQP is a special operating event organized by the Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) to study ionospheric effects caused by the August 21 total solar eclipse.

During the SEQP, hams are being asked to operate on the HF bands in a manner similar to a contest or QSO party. Let the HamSCI researchers know where you plan to be and what modes you plan to operate. Visit the SEQP Pre-Registration page.

Systems such as the Reverse Beacon Network (RBN), PSKReporter, and WSPRNet. Participants’ logs will provide the contact and spot data that researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and at Virginia Tech will use to study eclipse-induced ionospheric effects.

Event rules and operating procedures are available on the HamSCI website.

Source: http://www.arrl.org/news/rsvp-for-the-seqp

CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.

CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.

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CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.

CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.

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CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.

CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.

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CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.

CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.

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CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.

CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.

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CARP Field Day 2017 RSVP

Field Day is the most popular amateur radio on-the-air event of the year. This is where amateur radio operators gather with their clubs to operate from remote locations. This is an opportunity to demonstrate to the public our response capabilities.

CARP will be holding Field Day at Pine Ridge School located at the top of the 168 four-lanes east of Fresno. All local amateurs and the public is invite to attend the event.

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January VHF Rover Review

Participating in a radio contest actively was something I had yet to do before the VHF / UHF contest in January. With some inspiration from Rick (W6KKO) who was at the time actively preparing his home station to participate as single operator came the discussion of driving to the different grid squares and making contact. It was at that time I was told about rover stations. I decided that with all the stations in the area putting forth the effort and improving their stations, I would add two more radios to my truck and at least help them get more points. I never intended on keeping my score, as I was working solo and some of the contacts may come while I was moving. You never know, an operator from the Central Valley may be recognized as the winner, I thought.

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