K3LR – Contest University 2018 & Dayton Contest Activities

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Receiving Antenna Metrics With Examples

Spreadsheet:  RX Ant Metrics v17p

Spreadsheet files with data for examples in the presentation, please e-mail Jukka OH6LI – jpklemola@gmail.com

Presentation Slides:  Receiving Antenna Metrics With Examples v20p

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KP4 Generator Final Update

The generators ready for shipment to Puerto Rico.

The generator recipients were:

  • Pedro NP4A
  • Juan   WP4OV
  • Jose.   NP4ET
  • George. NP4EP
  • Leo         WP4NWE
  • Miritza.   WP4YL

L-R: Juan WP4OV, Miritza WP4YL, Leo WP4NWE, Angel WP3R, Jose NP4ET, and George NP4EP

We appreciated these notes.

Dear WWROF,

Receive a warm greeting on my behalf.
I wish to thank the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation for the donation of the Honda EU2000i electric generator, for your sensitivity and support to the devastation caused by hurricane Maria on the island of Puerto Rico.
Right after the hit of hurricane Maria, I was handling emergency traffic in the 40m band and did also participate in the CQWW contest using a car battery to power the transceiver, so the power generator will be very useful for recent and future emergencies in Puerto Rico.
I also want to thank Mr. Angel Vázquez, WP3R for excellently representing the amateur radio community.

Thank you.
NP4ET
José M. Candelaria

 

Thanks fellow Contesters and DXers for the donation of the HONDA eu 2000 i Generator which I needed very badly to stay active on the air in the DX contest and normal DX contacts, specially on the low bands where Puerto Rico Identity is most needed by the Ham Community.

Despite the lost of four 150 foot towers , my four elements 40 meter array,and 160 meter Delta Loop, I am back active on the low bands thanks to the generator donated by your organization.

According to the U.S.A Corp of Engineers in my area the comercial electric power will be available by the end of the month of May or June 2018.

At the present I am in the process to install a 160 meter Delta Loop and a sloping dipole so I can work Japan,Europe and USA in the coming ARRL DX CONTEST AND 160 METER CQ CONTEST..

Again thanks for your help.

Best 73’s and see you on the low bands

NP4A

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KP4 Generator Project Update

On behalf of the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation, I would like to extend a huge THANK-YOU to the contest community for stepping up to support the WWROF KP4 Generator Project. As you may recall, WWROF recently authorized a matching contribution of $5,000 to be used to supply badly needed generators to hams in Puerto Rico who continue to suffer from the lack of electricity and basic services nearly 90 days after Hurricane Maria hit the island.

As of today, WWROF has collected $12,505 (including our matching contribution), which has enabled us to procure an initial quantity of generators and have them delivered to well-known contester, Angel Vazquez, WP3R. Angel has confirmed the generators have arrived at his house, where he jumped into action and met with Puerto Rican State Convention members to assess the best places to deploy the equipment to support radio communications and other critical needs.

WWROF is still collecting funds to support our program. For those fellow contesters that would like to offer financial support, funds can be donated in several different ways (please indicate that your donation is for the KP4 Generator Project, and include your mailing address for your receipt). Remember that WWROF is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers to the extent allowed by law.

In summary:

  1. Use PayPal to send funds to donations@WWROF.org
  2. Go to http://wwrof.org/supporting-wwrof/ and click the DONATE button. You can use most major credit cards to donate.
  3. Mail a check to:
    WWROF Inc.
    P O Box 529
    Fredericksburg, TX 78624-0529, USA

For information about WWROF, please visit www.wwrof.org, or contact WWROF Chairman, John Dorr, K1AR, via e-mail at: k1ar@wwrof.org.

Again, my personal thanks to the contest community and in particular for your generosity.

73, John, K1AR
Chairman, WWROF

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WWROF Announces Major Support for Hams and Contesters in Puerto Rico

Windham, NH — Dec. 2, 2017 — As we all know, the island of Puerto Rico was devastated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Recovery efforts are proceeding but a lot of work remains to be done with a significant period of time to go before things return to normal. Amateur radio has filled a vital need for communications, since the storm destroyed most of the island’s wired and wireless infrastructure.

Effective immediately, the WWROF will match the first $5000 of donations by clubs and individuals to the *KP4 Generator Project*. WWROF is an IRS-recognized 501(c)3 organization and donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers to the extent allowed by law. Continue reading

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Contesting! It s a fun game. Let’s do it the right way.

Joel Harrison, W5ZN, takes a look at contesting ethics.

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A Look at Propagation for the 2017 2018 Contest Season

K9LA and W3LPL will review the status of Cycle 24 for the next half-year, and
will discuss how the contest bands will be affected.
Bonus – K9LA will also tell host K4ZW whether the lowbands will open this
year during his XW4ZW lowband DXpedition or, whether to bring extra
beer money and a deck of cards.

Slides:  WWROF – A Look at Propagation for the 2017-2018 Contest Season-pdf

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WWROF announces improvements for contest web sites

The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (“WWROF”), a non-profit donor-supported organization, is pleased to announce the completion of a major redesign project for the contest web sites that it maintains and operates on behalf of the contest community.  These sites include:

http://cqww.com

http://cqwwrtty.com

http://cqwpx.com

http://cqwpxrtty.com

http://cq160.com

http://cqww-vhf.com

The new design is intended to be more responsive for viewing on limited screen size devices such as tablets and smart phones.  All sites now offer a historical database of contest results where you can view scoring records and search results by callsign, operator, or geographic region. Online certificates are provided for recent years for all contests.

We hope everyone enjoys the sites and that they enrich your contesting experience. For more information about WWROF, or to make a donation, please visit http://wwrof.org.

 

HELP WANTED: WWROF is looking for someone with HTML5, PHP, and MySQL programming skills to help with the maintenance and continued improvement of the sites.  If you feel that you may be qualified and want to help, please contact Randy, K5ZD, at k5zd@contesting.com.

 

73,

WWROF

 

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K3LR – Contest University 2017 & Dayton Contest Activities

Tim Duffy, K3LR, provides a look at contest activities at Dayton 2017.

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2BSIQ Two Bands Synchronized Interleaved QSO’s

Jose Nunes, CT1BOH, explains the concept of operating two bands, using synchronized, interleaved QSO’s.

Slides are available at – 2BSIQ-20170331

 

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