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.
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.
Many local valley hams are members of more than one club in the area. The Fresno Amateur Radio club FARC is looking for your own personal or family “Favorite Recipes” that would you be willing to share and have them published in the upcoming “FARC MEMBERS FAVORITE RECIPES” booklet.
If you are a FARC member (maybe they will accept entries from other clubs) and you have a recipe you wish to have included in the booklet get your recipe to Nora Erbe WA6BDE at firstname.lastname@example.org or bring a copy to a FARC meeting by November 2016.
The booklet will be presented at the 2016 FARC Christmas Dinner party in December.
Members of the Mountain Amateur Radio Club will gather for the annual “Field Day” June 22 and 23 adjacent to True Value Home Center, 40596 Westlake Drive, Oakhurst.
When disasters strike, knocking-out traditional means of communications including telephones, cell phones, Internet and email, it is ham radio operators across the country that provide back-up communications. The “Field Day” is the conclusion of the week-long Amateur Radio Week sponsored by the National Association of Amateur Radio. More than 35,000 radio operators throughout the country participated in the event last year.
The club invites the public to visit the site during “Field Day” to meet and talk with the radio operators and see first-hand how what amateur radio can do.
Details: Joseph Frank, (559) 683-5398, emergency-radio.org.