2014 CQWW CW Results
k3iu

Please post your results for the CQWW CW contest here for inclusion in the CTRI Champions competition. I didn’t hear/work any other club members,  but I suspect that there were others out there.

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard

PS: Don’t forget the deadline for submitting your score. This from the Rules…

XI. LOG DEADLINE:

  1. All entries must be sent WITHIN FIVE (5) DAYS after the end of the contest: no later than 2359 UTC October 31, 2014 for SSB and 2359 UTC December 5, 2014 for CW. Resubmitting an entry after the deadline will result in it being considered as a late log.

2014-2015 CTRI Champions Leaderboard
k3iu

The most recent edition of the 2014-2015 Leaderboard is now available. The reported results through the first five(5) contests (through ARRL SS Phone contest) of the season are presented. This version now also displays the handicapped scores (based on the decisions made by the members at a recent meeting) on a spread beginning at Row 35 on the spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is an Excel 97-2003 format and can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the link below. The next contest in the series is the CQWW CW DX contest on the 29th and 30th of this November.

2014-2105_CTRI-Champions-Leaderboard_20141122_PROTECTED

To learn more about the handicapping, see this posting on the club website…

http://ctri.club/2014/09/07/a-proposal-for-handicapping-scores-in-the-ctri-champions-competition/

73, Ken K3IU
Keeper of the Leaderboard

What kind of radio do I want for contesting?
What kind of radio do I want for contesting? avatar

Hello gentlehams,

 

Some time ago I sold off my radio gear (boy, what an idiot!) and am now trying to build myself back up again.  I presently am using a Icom IC-718 with no filters.  I tried to play in the CQWW-SSB recently and it was just so utterly miserable I actually shut the radio off in anger.  Don’t get me wrong, the 718 is a nice little starter radio for rag chewing, but if there is anyone nearby to you, forget it.

 

In the past I had a Kenwood TS-2000 and thought with the adjustable DSP filters it was pretty good.  Since then I have listened to you all and believe there may be something better out there for a contester that would like to play without getting my ears burned off with QRM.

 

As the holidays are approaching soon to be followed by hopefully a nice tax refund check, I will be searching for a nice contest radio.  What are your opinions with pros and cons on what I should get?  What kind of budget should I set?  I was thinking around $1,000 to $1,500.  I think I should find something nice in that range.  If I look at certain models, are there options I should verify it has?  Have you upgraded to the new Binford 6100XLT and maybe thought you would keep your old 756Pro3 around as a back up and now think you may sell it?  I will be combing the QRZ ads as well as a likely trip to NEAR-Fest this spring.

 

FWIW, I am hoping to pick up 6 meters in the new radio also, but not a deal-breaker.  I see many of the later radios do that already.  You should probably know, I want an amp too!  I am tired of sitting there trying to bust pileups with 100 watts!  Baby steps!

 

Thanks to all for your consideration,

Chuck -ka1cqr-