K3LR – Contest University 2018 & Dayton Contest Activities
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
Presentation Slides: Receiving Antenna Metrics With Examples v20p
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
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. Continue reading
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
Contesting! It’s a fun game. Let’s do it the right way.
Joel Harrison, W5ZN, takes a look at contesting ethics.
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
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:
K3LR – Contest University 2017 & Dayton Contest Activities
Tim Duffy, K3LR, provides a look at contest activities at Dayton 2017.
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