CQWW CW Results
CQWW CW Results avatar

I was only able to put in about 5 hours but had fun doing what I did. Here is the summary of my results…

CQWWCW Summary Sheet

CallSign Used : K3IU

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : NON-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : CW

Club/Team : CTRI Contest Group

Band QSOs Pts ZN Cty
7 21 50 14 13
14 162 474 12 49
21 35 97 11 24
Total 218 621 37 86

Score : 76,383

CQ WW CW avatar

Looks like a rainy week for antenna work…but I guess we can enjoy an undistracted Thanksgiving this year. K index of 0 today, maybe it will hold.

I listened to Randy K5ZD give his tips for this at Boxboro. Of course he’s all about getting a 7-figure score for YCCC, but I know many of us post for YCCC anyhow in this one. So he says go HP Assisted and spend lots of hours :). But he had some scheduling ideas to consider even in a casual effort–

–20 should be open to Europe by 1100z
–Keep an eye on 15 bcz we may get an opening in NE that the rest of the US misses. I can say that 15 was surprisingly good Saturday in LZ DX around 14z and may have been open sooner.
–Go to 40 early. I did not think it was so great this past weekend but in WW there are a lot more super-stations active over there so I could be under-estimating. Eu will be there all day at some level.
–He claimed that he loses patience after 3 minutes of un-answered CQ’s. And that, at least, I could completely sympathize with. 🙂
–And, have FUN!

–Dave K1SX

SS Phone this weekend
SS Phone this weekend avatar

Even if (like me) you’re not big on phone contesting, at least look for club members on
the cluster and give a call!

Your alternative contest is LZ DX–usually lots of activity and a good
tune-up for CQ WW, with an easy exchange.

Local times: 7am Sat-6:59am Sun
Bands: 80-10
Modes: CW, SSB or mixed
Exchange: RST+ITU zone (8)
Multipliers: Zones + LZ districts, per band (not countries)
Scoring: Work everyone, per band, per mode. 10 pts LZ’s, 3 pts between continent, 1 pt own continent
Assistance: Cluster OK
Rules: http://lzdx.bfra.org/rulesen.html

2019 SSCW Results @ K3IU [B 56 RI]
2019 SSCW Results @ K3IU [B 56 RI] avatar

Not a huge effort here but that is becoming the norm for me. My BIC time was about 8 hours and I operated HP unassisted. My 80 M results reinforce my need to get my 80 dipole back up in the air. Not a clean sweep this year.

It is still my favorite contest. 73, Ken K3IU
Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
Assisted Category : NON-ASSISTED
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : CW
ARRL Section : RI
Club/Team : CTRI Contest Group

Band QSOs Pts Sec Pt/Q
3.5 37 74 11 2.0
7 103 206 24 2.0
14 87 174 30 2.0
21 28 56 11 2.0
Total 255 510 76 2.0

Score : 38,760

November 2019 Meeting Agenda
November 2019 Meeting Agenda avatar

The club will meet next Saturday, November 9 at 9AM at the North Kingstown Library. See the Agenda here.

This month will feature a raffle of a brand new ARRL Antenna Book (24th ed.) generously donated by Rick, K1PAD. This is the new, limited edition, multi-volume boxed set showcasing 80 years of antenna know-how.

We will gladly accept donations of any other materials and include them in the raffle as well.