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NAQP RTTY Effort a Success

The W4TA SPARC contest team set another club record this weekend. Eight operators were able to make 950 QSOs and 147 multipliers in 12 hours on four different bands for a total of 139,650 claimed points. Our previous record was 94,416 claimed points in July of 2012. Quite an improvement.

Special thanks to Ron, KP2N in organizing, preparing for and keeping the effort on track. Additionally for keeping the equipment humming (and making noise), and for his patience in mentoring the less experienced members of the team,

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W4TA back in Contest Mode…New Antennas Work Great

With the completion of the relocation of our Log Periodic antenna on our new tower and the erection of a temporary dipole for 40M/80M, W4TA is on the air. The tower puts the antennas up around 55 feet. And boy do they work well in combination with the Alpha 9500 amplifier. We inaugurated the antenna/amplifier combination in the CW Sweepstakes contest, the oldest contest in amateur radio. It was no effort to hold a frequency and it was fun to hear the pile ups focused on us.

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New page to show upcoming contesting efforts from club station

In order to let people know what club contesting activities are planned, there is now a page that members and guests can review. This will be updated with information about each contest and the planned schedule of operating. You can find this page in the menu on the left side of the club website as well as here. If there is other information you would like to see here, please email NY4I@arrl.net.

Race to a Million

A million points, that is… As a tune-up for the CW contest part of Field Day, several operators of the SPARC Contest Group fired up the W4GAC station to have some fun in the CQ WPX CW contest. This is a 48 hour event where we try to contact as many other stations anywhere in the world. In this contest, the goal is to work as many unique prefixes as possible. To make ourselves sought after in this contest, we opted to use NY4I as the club call (there are … Click for more

2015 ARRL RTTY Roundup Result

Ron KP2N reports that the club station exceeded the last few year’s score in this past weekend’s ARRL RTTY Roundup at the W4GAC station. Using the contest callsign W4TA, several RTTY operators activated the club station to compete in this RTTY favorite. Results from this year and a few years past are:

CALL CONTACTS MULTS SCORE YEAR

Year     QSOs     Multipliers        Score

2015      1002             115           115,230

2013        939             109           102,351

2012        899              118           106,082

2011       1028            106           108,968

Thanks to all the operators that came down and helped out.

 

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