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ARRL Centennial QSO Party (October)

The ARRL Centennial QSO Party is a year-long operating event that celebrates hams making contacts. In the end you will have accumulated points, worked new stations and made new friends all over the world. W1AW will be on the air from every state and most territories, and it will be easy to work WAS working only W1AW portable operations. This is the first ARRL-sponsored operating event where every member is worth at least one point, so work as many points as you can during 2014! Earn awards based upon points, working all states or working W1AW portable in every state and territory. This is an on-the-air event like no other.

North American QSO Party, RTTY (2014)

Need L-O-W-E-R antennas on the high bands.

CQ WW RTTY WPX (2014)

Wow! What a weekend.

Found the bands extremely friendly, so everyone found a place to operate.
There seemed to be an almost limitless supply of new stations the whole weekend.

Had two operators who had never operated RTTY at all, and one other that had done so one a limited, casual basis. Two others had never operated from the Goat Farm before, so there was there was a bit of a 'learning curve' for several ops.

RAPPAHANNOCK CHAPTER PVRC MEETING NOTES FROM 25 JAN 2014

Meeting was called to order at the Goat Farm (NR4M qth) at 10:30AM 25 Jan 2014. There was no new business nor any old business. Going around the room, here’s what the folks have been up to...

CQ 160 CW (2014)

Conditions down from last year. Thanks for the contacts. 73 de Steve, NR4M

North American QSO Party, SSB (2014)

Took one for 'The Gipper' I did not enjoy this. I started late, so I quit early (sounds fair...)

North American QSO Party, CW (2014)

Team: PVRC Rappahannock 2. Comments: Few things went right.

ARRL RTTY Roundup 2014

Skip, KC4QP and I were just playing around for a while. Thanks for the contacts.

Stew Perry Topband Challenge 2013

K7SV and I got our 'wires' crossed and wound up going over time badly. He thought I started last and I thought he was going to take a couple of hours off in the wee hours. Only missed it by about 50 minutes.

ARRL 10-Meter Contest (2013)

Operated when I could, on/off over the weekend. Mostly running, with very little S&P. My antennas are better suited for DX than close in stuff. I did wind up learning where I can, and can not, work using the higher angle back lobes of my antennas. Was consistently working the upper mid-west off the back of my SA stack at 35/70 feet pointing @155. Was much better than my lowest rotatable antenna @120 feet.

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