The Woodchuck's participated in the ARRL November Sweepstakes contest the was held over the November 16, 2019 weekend.
The Cement Test was a balmy 72 degrees and we have several Woodchuck Members and a few guests stop by and spent The Evening with us.
Given the laid-back nature of the Woodchuck’s having a good time is the prime directive of all our contesting events and this one was no different.
We worked the radio and then sat around and rag-chewed.
Jim (N8FND) stopped in and as usually brought the wonderful Donte’s Pizza, Thank you Jim.
Diana, a friend of Mary Ann (K8BLY) stopped in and spent some time honing her CQ skills and becoming comfortable on the radio.
Through the night the bands kept moving, we started out hitting the Western states, Montana, Colorado and Utah and then things shifted to the East. Ohio and Maryland.
Most contacts were on the 40m band and at time the 20m band was dead.
We did manage a few 80m contacts and even had an antenna for the 160m band, but nothing was going on there.

Woodchucks at the 2018 ARRL November Sweeps Contest enjoying the 70 degree temp in the Cement Tent as it was snowing outside....

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WA8Q's Contest Summary Report for ARRL-SS
Created by N3FJP's ARRL November Sweepstakes Contest Log
Version 6.9 www.n3fjp.com

Total Contacts = 53
Total Points = 3,498

Operating Period: 2018/11/18 15:35 - 2018/11/18 22:47

Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): 7:11:28
Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): 7:11:28

Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): 7.4 

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

Band CW Phone Dig Total %
----       --    -----    ---    ----- ---
40        0     27      0     27   51
20        0     25      0     25   47
15        0       1      0       1     2
            --   -----     ---    ----- ---
Total     0     53      0     53  100

 

Total Contacts by Section:

Section Total %
------- ----- ---
MDC    7  13
LA        3    6
NLI      3     6
VA       3     6
MI       2     4
NV      2     4
OR      2     4
STX    2     4
SV      2     4
TN      2     4
VI        2     4
WWA  2      4
EMA   1      2
EPA    1      2
IL        1      2
KS      1      2
MAR   1      2
MB      1      2
MN      1      2
MO      1      2
MT      1      2
NC      1      2
NFL     1      2
NH      1      2
NNJ    1      2
NTX    1      2
ONE   1      2
RI       1      2
SCV   1      2
SDG   1      2
WI      1      2
WMA  1      2
WTX   1       2

Total = 33

 

Total Contacts by State \ Prov:

State Total %
----- ----- ---
MD      7 13
           3    6
CA       3   6
LA       3   6
NY      3   6
TX      3   6
VA      3   6
MA     2   4
MI      2   4
NV     2    4
OR     2    4
TN     2    4
WA     2   4
FL      1   2
IL       1    2
KS     1    2
MB     1   2
MN     1   2
MO     1   2
MT     1   2
NC     1   2
NH     1   2
NJ     1   2
NT     1   2
ON    1   2
PA     1   2
RI      1   2
SD     1  2
WI     1   2

Total = 28

 

Total Contacts by Country:

Country Total   %
-------       ----- ---
USA       50    94
Canada    3      6

Total = 2 

Total DX Miles (QSOs in USA not counted) = 1,567
Average miles per DX QSO = 522 

Average bearing to the entities worked in each continent.
QSOs in USA not counted.

NA = 51 

Total Contacts by CQ Zone:

CQ Zone Total   %
-------         -----   ---
05              28    53
04              16    30
03                9     17

Total = 3

 

Saturday September 14th from 6pm till 10pm.


  This Saturday the Woodchuck ARC is having a “LY” (Young Ladies) night!
  “YL” is a term that has been used to in amateur radio for centuries.

  Woman have been part of Amateur Radio for many years so this is nothing new.

  It is just that we do not remember any club dedicating a night for woman only operators.

  We are the first club in the area to attempt to try this for all the woman that wish to try making     Amateur  Radio contacts for our club from the Club Station.

NRA Birthday Event

 

NRA Birthday Special Event November 17, 2018

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) of Prescott, AZ, is planning to operate a special event station November 17, 2018, in celebration of the NRA’s 147th birthday. The special event station will operate from Gunsite Academy’s 2,000-acre campus in Paulden, AZ, north of Prescott.
The special event call sign will be K7NRA. Operations will be conducted on the following frequencies: 7.040, 7.250, 14.040, 14.250, 21.040 and 21.335 MHz. The hours of operation will be from 1500 to 2400 UTC. KL7R will again be operating a satellite station.

Due to logistics and equipment availability issues, the CW operation will take place between 1800 and 2400 UTC.

 

Additional Info can be found at WWW.7yrc.org 

The Woodchuck ARC 30th Anniversary Event. 

Besides having the Picnic at the Cement Tent we will also be operating a Special Event Station.

We are looking for any memorabilia or information that you many have to celebrate this event.
Please contact Larry, N8OWS or Chuck K8CVM.

We are also looking for members to take the lead and manage the 2 events.
If you’re interested please contact us.

Check back with us, we will post more information as it becomes available.

 Ohio QSO Party 2019

 

The Woodchuck ARC participated in the 2019 Ohio QSO Party on August 24, 2019.
We held the event at the Concrete Tent and ran the Club Radio and Chuck’s (K8CVM) IC-7300.
Antennas used were the Clubs 5BTV the 20m Beam along with an NVIS set for 40m and 80m.
A number of Club Members an well as visitors stop in and work the event.
80 meters had the most activity but contacts were also made on 20m and 40m.

Results and photos to follow.

 

 

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Once again the Woodchuck's wil be having the Christmas Dinner this year.

The date is December 22, 2018

The dinner starts at 6:00pm

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