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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N4IS – Waller Flag Construction

N4IS looks at lowband receive principles and construction of the Horizontal Waller Flag

 

PRESENTATION SLIDES:

WF WWROF WEBNAIR FEB 2017 N4IS_2

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Solar Topics – Where We’re Headed

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When Giants First Walked the Bands

Replay of a 9/9/2009 Webinar by Doug Zwiebel KR2Q

 

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Dayton 2016 – Contest Activities

Tim Duffy K3LR showcases Contest University (CTU) and other contest related activities at Dayton 2016.

 

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