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ARRL International DX Contest, CW

The ARRL International DX CW Contest runs from 0000 UTC Saturday, February 18 through 2359 UTC Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Complete rules and forms can be found online at

NR4M achieves CQWW CW station best

Everything pretty well came together station-wise for the contest and the
propagation deities really favored us this time around. 10 thru 40 were
great all weekend. 80 was terrific Friday night, but not so much Saturday
night. Jim W4PRO did a terrific job milking top band for multipliers and
what Qs were available. The flux was down some, but that probably helped the
low bands while ten meters was open world-wide.


Rappahannock Chapter Christmas Dinner

The Rappackers Contest Group, Rappahannock Chapter Christmas dinner will be at Sakura's on rt 3 on Dec 10, which should be a Saturday, 6 PM.

Details about the restaurant can be found here.

Steve, NR4M

ARRL Sweepstakes - CW

Date: Saturday November 5, 2011

Time: 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Next reminder: The next reminder for this event will be sent in 12 days, 4 minutes.


Notes: Begins 2100 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday.



Meeting was called to order at 10:20.

There was no new business or old business to discuss. We were once again pleased that a contingent from the SWVA chapter made the trip from the Lynchburg area. We were also honored to have KT0P make the trip from Charlottesville. As usual we went around the room discussing the general activities of each member, then took a poll on planned activities for SS and CQWWCW.

CQWW DX CW Contest

Well, two weeks from now we'll be 13 hours into the contest. Predictions
for propagation are good so I hope that holds. The bands have all been
great. YB26SEAN was well over S9 at my qth on cw and ssb on 20 this morning.
I worked a YL7 and a YL5 on top band last night. 10 has been great
world-wide. There was a VK6 on long path on the band ssb this morning and I


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