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The Society of Midwest Contesters

SMC Wins NAQP Challenge!

9/10/2017

For the second time, SMC wins the NAQP Challenge. Thanks to all of the SMC members for making this happen. We set a record for participation in August NAQP SSB. You should be very proud. 

We should also thank all of the volunteers that rallied the members and pushed us to get on to operate. Anthony, AB9YC; CJ, WT2P; Tim, K9WX; Ryan, KB9OWD and Pat, WW9R should be noted for their individual efforts. 

Here are the results

WRTC 2018 Sponsorship Raffle for IC-7300

Right before I left for SMCfest I sent out an update saying we still had a long way to go, 90 tickets, to meet our goal.  Well, we did it!  We sold 97 tickets by the end of day.  However, we decided not to do the drawing at SMCfest.

We will draw the winner at W9DXCC, September 15th-16th.  We will ship the radio to the winner so you have it before the contest season starts.

We will continue to sell tickets if someone still wants a chance to win and support WRTC 2018.  The cutoff for ticket sales will be September 9th.

Thanks to everyone for making it possible for SMC to be one of the largest US Club supporters of WRTC 2018.

Brian, K9QQ

2017 SMC Agenda Announced….

7/7/2017

We are pleased to announce this year’s lineup for SMC Fest. We have some great speakers that will help you contest more effectively. 

8:00 8:30 On Site Registration  
8:30 8:45 Opening remarks and recognition K9CT
8:45 9:30 Planning and building of the K0KB Station K0KB
9:30 10:00 Group picture and Break  
10:00 11:00 K3LR Station Tour K3LR
11:00 12:00 VHF Contesting 101: Station, Operation and Digital Modes K2DRH
12:00 13:00 Lunch with the ARRL W9XA, K9LA and AD9I
13:00 14:00 RTTY Contesting: Small Steps for Big Success K9WX
14:00 14:30 Propagation and antennas for this fall’s contest season K9LA
14:30 15:15 Operating techniques….forum format K9ZO,  K9NR & W9XT
15:15 15:45 Break  
15:45 16:45 Remote Contesting: Getting Started and Avoiding Mistakes WT2P
16:45 17:30 RX Antennas for Contesting WB9Z
17:30   Final Comments and Adjourn K9CT

 

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