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

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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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Dayton 2016 – Contest Activities

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

 

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High Performance RX Antennas for a Small Lot

Jose Carlos (JC), N4IS, will look at basic concepts of RX antennas and share his experiences with lowband RX antennas on a small lot, including the Waller Flag.

 

PRESENTATION SLIDES:

WWROF WEBNAIR RX Antennas for a Small Lot

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Design Issues for a VHF-UHF Solid State RF Power Amplifier

Carl K9LA will deviate from his usual presentations on propagation and solar topics to discuss design issues for a 50 Watt VHF-UHF solid state RF power amplifier. This is not a construction project, but rather a presentation of notes gathered from his 41-year career as an RF design engineer for Motorola and Raytheon.

 

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