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  • 06 Apr 2018 4:36 PM
    Reply # 6051272 on 5697767

    interesting article in CQ Magazine http://cqww.com/blog/

    2017 SSB Contest Story from CQ Magazine (free)

    "How to Make a Big Score: More QSOs and Multipliers

    Are Not Enough. Accuracy Still Counts!

    One of the fun things to do is to compare a station’s raw

    score with its final score. They rarely match. As you can imag-

    ine, most that do match are

    “small” logs. We found 1,085

    logs with no change from Raw to Final score. The

    “winner”

    is K8PGJ, who had the highest score and a

    “golden log.” He

    was #2 in Michigan in the AB-H-U category. Congratulations!

    But accuracy stretches far beyond the domain of

    “golden

    logs.” Many entrants are able to

    “move up a slot” in the rank- "


    http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/cq_contests/cq_ww_dx_contest/ContestStory.pdf

  • 06 Apr 2018 4:16 PM
    Reply # 6051233 on 5697767
    Subject: 2017 CQ WW DX SSB Log Check Report - CG6AO

    Contest: 2017 CQ WW DX SSB CONTEST Call: CG6AO Category: Multi-Single High Power
    Operator(s):VE6TC VE6CCM ************************** Summary *************************** 906 Claimed QSO before checking (does not include duplicates) 875 Final QSO after checking reductions 1888 Claimed QSO points 1678 Final QSO points 40 Claimed countries 40 Final countries 33 Claimed zones 33 Final zones 73 Claimed mults 73 Final mults 137,824 Claimed score 122,494 Final score 11.1% Score reduction 3.4% Error Rate based on claimed and final qso counts 15 (1.7%) calls copied incorrectly 7 (0.8%) exchanges copied incorrectly 9 (1.0%) not in log 3 (0.3%) duplicates (Removed without penalty) 29 (3.2%) calls unique to this log receiving credit (not removed)
     
    Last modified: 06 Apr 2018 4:19 PM | Robert
  • 05 Apr 2018 8:01 AM
    Reply # 6017726 on 5697767

    Subject: This weekend - NA SSB SPRINT - SATURDAY EVENING - APRIL 7

    We wanted to remind you that the next event is this Saturday evening April 7, 2018 in North America.   Which is:  April 8, 2018  0000-0359Z 

    RULES   https://ssbsprint.com/rules/

    more info contact, Bob KW8N

    NA SSB Sprint Contest Committee www.ssbsprint.com

  • 27 Mar 2018 2:34 PM
    Reply # 6002906 on 5991989

    WPX Contest SSB

    March 24-25, 2018 

    2018 CQ World-Wide WPX Contest, SSB

                 Callsign: VE6AO
                Operators: VE6CCL VE6CCM VE6TC
        Category-Operator: MULTI-OP
     Category-Transmitter: ONE
            Category-Band: ALL
           Category-Power: HIGH
        Category-Assisted: ASSISTED
         Category-Overlay: 
    Club: CALGARY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
    Name: CALGARY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
           Postal Address: PO BOX 30423 CHINOOK RPO
              Postal City: Calgary
    Postal State/Province: AB
              Postal Code: T2H 2W1
            Reported QSOs: 2500
           Confirmation #: 1724732.cq-wpx-ssb

    Thank you for entering the contest and submitting your log in Cabrillo
    format.  Please review the information listed above and, if necessary,
    resubmit the log to make any corrections.

    73,

    Terry, N4TZ
    Contest Director



  • 21 Mar 2018 6:42 PM
    Reply # 5991989 on 5969039
    Robert wrote:

    WPX Contest SSB

    March 24-25, 2018 

    I. Objective:

    For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the contest period.

    SSB: March 24-25, 2018    Beginning Friday evening.

    We will enter the Multi-Operator Categories (All Band only): More than one person can contribute to the final score during the official contest period. Select category based on number of transmitted signals. 

    1. Single-Transmitter (MULTI-ONE): Only one transmitted signal is permitted at any time. A maximum of ten (10) band changes may be made in any clock hour (00 through 59 minutes). For example, a change from 20 meters to 40 meters and then back to 20 meters counts as two band changes. Use a single serial number sequence for the entire log. 

    a. High Power. Total output power of each transmitted signal must not exceed 1500 watts.

    this time we will again be using the Remotes

    E. All operation must take place from one station location. Remote operation is permitted if the physical location of all transmitters, receivers, and antennas are at one station location. A remotely operated station must obey all station license, operator license, and category limitations. The call sign used must be one issued or permitted by the Regulatory Authority of the station location. 

    https://www.cqwpx.com/searchbycall.htm?cl=Ve6ao&submit=Go


    From: "ve6aoqsl" <ve6aoqsl@shaw.ca>
    To: ssb@cqwpx.com
    Cc: "ve6aoqsl" <ve6aoqsl@shaw.ca>
    Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 2:21:08 PM
    Subject: VE6AO


    Thank you for submitting a log to the CQ WPX Contest! Your Cabrillo log file was sent to the robot at [ssb@cqwpx.com]. Please look for a separate confirmation email from the robot. Your log may not be officially entered until you receive this confirmation.



    Last modified: 27 Mar 2018 2:28 PM | Robert
  • 13 Mar 2018 7:32 AM
    Reply # 5969039 on 5697767

    WPX Contest

    I. Objective:

    For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the contest period.

    SSB: March 24-25, 2018 

    VE6AO has entered this contest almost every year and has received many   certificates for its class

    In 2011 we ranked 1st in Alberta multi operator  

    Time to do it again.

    Remote if necessary


    CW: 
    May 26-27, 2018

    Starts: CW: 0000 UTC Saturday Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday

    https://www.cqwpx.com/searchbycall.htm?cl=Ve6ao&submit=Go

    Last modified: 27 Mar 2018 2:35 PM | Robert
  • 07 Mar 2018 6:36 AM
    Reply # 5899586 on 5732005

     CONTEST SUBMISION REQUIREMENTS 

    HAVE CHANGED


     

    ARRL LOG INSTRUCTIONS:

    The new deadline for log submissions is 5 days from the end of the contest.


    CQ LOG DEADLINE: 

    A. All entries must be emailed or postmaked WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: 


    Last modified: 18 Mar 2018 3:56 PM | Robert
  • 06 Mar 2018 3:55 PM
    Reply # 5893106 on 5736720

    ARRL Contest Log Submission

    Congratulations! You've successfully uploaded your ARRL Phone International DX contest log. Your confirmation number is 4386112.arrl-dx-ssb.

    LOCATION: AB
    CALLSIGN: VE6AO
    CLUB:Calgary Amateur Radio Association
    CONTEST: ARRL-DX-SSB
    CATEGORY-OPERATOR: MULTI-OP
    CATEGORY-ASSISTED: ASSISTED
    CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
    CATEGORY-MODE: SSB
    CATEGORY-POWER: HIGH
    CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
    CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: TWO
    CLAIMED-SCORE: 51129
    OPERATORS: VE6TC VE6CCM VE6IKR
    NAME:  Calgary Amateur Radio Association


    FOR MORE INFO CONTACT CARA DX CLUB contest coordinator
    Last modified: 09 Mar 2018 7:18 AM | Robert
  • 14 Feb 2018 8:36 AM
    Reply # 5736720 on 5697767
    ARRL Inter. DX Contest, CW: 0000Z, Feb 17 to 2400Z, Feb 18
    Rules. http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx


    FOR MORE INFO CONTACT CARA DX CLUB contest coordinator


    Last modified: 15 Feb 2018 6:10 PM | Robert
  • 11 Feb 2018 1:29 PM
    Reply # 5732005 on 5697770

    On 1/23/2018 9:08 AM, VE6CCL wrote:

    Hi Jim

    Wondering what the status is re a 160 meter band antenna for North or South Station.

    The West station vertical loads well but TS2000 seems a bit deaf and is limited to 100 watts
    I have had some CW QSO's using it on 160 but can not work all that we hear

    East station antenna does have a sweet spot on 160 cw around 1840 but lower in band SWR spikes

    Just wondering

    Rob VE6CCL

    There was a contest coming up

    CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW: 2200Z, Jan 26 to 2200Z, Jan 28 Geographic Focus: Worldwide Participation: Worldwide Awards: Worldwide Mode: CW Bands: 160m Only
    • 2200Z is 3 PM Friday  Jan 26
    • contest runs  15:00 MST, Jan 26 to 15:00 MST, Jan 28
    • SUN SET 17:15
    • SUN RISE 8:22
    Find rules at: http://www.cq160.com/rules.htm

    VE6JF VE6CCM VE6IKR AND VE6IXD all jumped into action and helped me at the club station Friday to see what could be done to enhance our 160 capability.   Jack suggested we look at the 43' vertical and see if we can add more radials and put the external tuner outside to allow tuning it more effectively on the low bands. Ian VE6IKR and I looked at the North Tower and determined that more work was needed to get it functioning but we now have a plan to help Jim VE6JF complete the shut feed of the North and South towers for 80 and 160.   By Sundown Saturday we had the tuner ready to go outside and set up the EAST Station for 160   providing a choice of inverted VEE on the AMP of the vertical with 100 watts.

    Operated remotely Friday and Saturday night

                    CQ160CW Summary Sheet

           Start Date : 2018-01-26

        CallSign Used : VE6AO
          Operator(s) : VE6CCL

    Operator Category : SINGLE-OP
    Assisted Category : ASSISTED
                 Band : ALL
                Power : HIGH
                 Mode : CW
     Default Exchange : AB
           Gridsquare : DO31AC

                 Name : Calgary Amateur Radio Association
              Address : PO BOX 30423
       City/State/Zip : Calgary  AB  T2H 2W1
              Country : CANADA

         ARRL Section : AB
            Club/Team : 
             Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.7004.0

            Band     QSOs     Pts  StP  DXC  Pt/Q
             1.8      17      87   11    1   5.1
             1.8       1       0    1    0   0.0
           Total      18      87   12    1   4.8


                Score : 1,131
                  Rig : FT2000

             Antennas : VEE and VERTICAL

              Soapbox :
      LOTS OF HELP WILT SETUP VE6CCM VE6JF VE6IKR


      I have observed all competition rules as well as all regulations
      established for amateur radio in my country. My report is
      correct and true to the best of my knowledge. I agree to be
      bound by the decisions of the Contest Committee.



      Date : 2018-01-31        Signature : VE6CCL

     

    X. LOG INSTRUCTIONS:

    The new deadline for log submissions is 5 days from the end of the contest.

    For CW this is 2200z Feb 2, 2018.

    Did not submit the log (MISSED THE DEAD LINE ) but we now have the DX Engineering 43 foot vertical with tuner at its base back in service on our TS2000 WEST Station doing a bang up job on all HF bands.


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