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"Outlaw Mike " Sez: Outlaw Bob

Dateline: The KC7V Outlaw Hideout,
Cave Creek, Arizona - September 1, 2014

Welcome AOCC members! 
We are entering the fall contest season with the first big Club Competition event being the CQWW RTTY contest September 27 & 28th.  It is a great contest with lots of participation and a fun way to start the contest season.  Hope to hear your callsigns in the contest.  As you will see below we added quite a few new members since April, many from out of state.  Welcome to all of you.


AOCC Roundup

The 2014 AOCC Roundup will be held Saturday, September 20, from 11am-3pm at the Rustler’s Rooste Restaurant in Phoenix.  The cost is $25.00 per person.  A reservations page and signup/Paypal link are on the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club website above.  We have to finalize the guest list for the restaurant by September 14, so book early.  Steve, N2IC, will speak about his experience as a competitor at the 2014 WRTC event and Ned, AA7A, will speak about the P3F operation in the 2013 CQWW CW.  Join in on the fun at the Roundup!

RoundUp

Photo Courtesy davidsbarsandtavernsblog

2014 IARU Contest
This year's event coincided with the holding of the WRTC competition in the Boston, MA, area.  There was huge activity and the contest was fun.  As you know, I was a referee again, this time for the team of Phillipe, LX2A/LX7I, and Andy, YO3JR (whom I was a referee for in Brazil 2006).  This team finished around 44th place but did win the CW competition with the most CW QSO's, while making at least 35% of their QSO's on SSB.  I was able to snare the Team Village Sponsorship sign for the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club for our archives.

AOCC at WRTC

AOCC WRTC 2014 Team Village Sign

2014-15 AOCC Officers

President - Mike  Fulcher KC7V
North Area VP - Bud Semon N7CW
Central Area VP - Andy Warycka  NY7N
South Area VP - Bill Straw KO7AA
Secretary/Treasurer - Larry Reader  KE2VB

AOCC Ladder
Dave, AB7E, is instrumental in keeping the AOCC Ladder up and running along with the help of Bob, K8IA.  These two have done an amazing job and it certainly helps spur activity within AOCC.  Sandy N7RQ posts the results, in a neat "category sortable" form, on the website.  Thank you to the three of you. By the time you read this, the Ladder results for June 2013 thru May 2014 will be finalized and on the website. Winners for all categories will get plaques awarded at the AOCC Roundup: http://www.arizonaoutlaws.net/ladderresults.html

Contest News
The N1MM contest program is being redesigned and launched as I write this.  It is now called N1MM Logger + (aka NL+).  As of this writing, early Sept 2014, NL+ is in open beta test phase with everyone encouraged to download, join the beta users group, and participate in helping make it better. One of our members, Steve N2IC, is on the NL/NL+ development team and we have several members very active in the tests. Early reports give it high marks. It is still free! One of the many tools to help the contest community, this is another step forward in the evolution of contesting: http://n1mmplus.hamdocs.com/tiki-index.php
One of the best ways to keep contest savvy is to subscribe to the twice monthly ARRL Contest Update. There is timely info on contesting at all levels.
http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-contest-update


MAJOR AOCC Contest Happenings since our last website update
The Arizona Outlaws were active throughout the spring and summer. Here are the AOCC category winners for five popular contests, beginning with CQWPX CW in late May.
AOCC member Ned, AA7A, once again coordinated the ARRL 100th year anniversary participation as W1AW/7 the week of August 27 - September 2.  Many AOCC members are taking part in the event along with other AZ clubs.  Thank you to those making the effort to get on the air.  

2014 7QP - AOCC Category Winners (Final Scores shown)
* denotes overall category winner for 7QP
Call
Category
CWQs
PhQs
DigQs
Mults
Hrs
Score
KB7Q
M/S HP
574
0
0
62
na
106,764
NG7M (@W7CT) (NG7M, W7CT)
M/M HP
951
556
7
66
16
263,076
K7L (K6LL)
SOMx HP
544
1352
0
69
18
*299,184
W7RTX
SOMx LP
0
149
0
22
15
6,556
N7AT (K8IA)
SOCW HP
880
0
0
62
10
*163,680
K7WP
SOCW LP
759
0
0
64
14.7
*145,728
W7YS (N6MA)
SOCW QRP
535
0
0
57
16
*91,485
AE7VA
SOSSB HP
0
704
0
65
15
91,520
KK7AC
SOSSB LP
0
1067
0
67
na
*142,978
N7AM
SODig LP
0
0
97
36
14
10,476
2014 June ARRL VHF Contest - AOCC Category Winners
Call
Category
QSOs
Mults
Score
W6XI
SO HP
225
94
21,150
NQ7R
SO LP
239
101
24,442
N7IR
SO 3B
239
107
26,215
N7CW
Unlimited Multi-op
383
157
60,131
AA7A
Limited Multi-op
129
68
8,772
2014 CQWPX CW -- AOCC Category Winners
Call
Category
QSOs 
Prefixes
Hours
Overlay?
Score
NA2U (@N7AT) (K8IA, NA2U, W9CF ops)
M/2 HP
3885
1139
48
No
10,552,835
NG7M (NG7M, W7CT ops)
M/S HP
2082
893
48
No
4,784,694
KE2VB (@W8TK)
SOAB HP
1565
700
32
No
2,600,500
K7WP
SOAB LP
1198
611
31
No
1,723,020
N7IR
SOAB QRP
758
442
36
No
861,016
KY7M
SO(A)AB HP
1442
788
21
No
2,737,512
K6WSC
SO(A)AB LP
406
397
29.5
TS
500,200
WZ7ZR (W7ZR)
SOSB10 HP
273
172
19
No
93,052
AE7DW
SOSB10 LP
55
49
2
No
6,076
WK7S (K6LL)
SO(A)SB15 HP
903
550
20
TS
1,075,800
N7CW
SOSB20 HP
261
209
3
No
130,625
WA7LNW
SOSB20 LP
368
292
7
No
217,832
W6RLL
SOSB40 HP
204
166
8
No
109,394
NI5T (@N7GP)
SOSB40 LP
100
100
7
No
40,700
KB7Q(@K7FA)
SO(A)SB40 HP
817
444
23
No
1,138,860
2014 CQ WW VHF Contest - AOCC Category Winners
Call
Category
QSOs
Grids
Score
Power
NQ7R
SO AB
170
89
15,575
Low
KS7S
SO AB
25
23
598
High
N7NT
SO 6M
101
50
5,050
Low
N6SS
SO 6M
52
37
1,924
High
W7QQ/R (W7QQ + KK6MC)
Rover
158
132
20,984
High
W7ON/R
Rover
26
18
468
Low
2014 IARU HF Championships - AOCC Category Winners
Call
Category
CW QSOs 
SSB QSOs 
Total QSOs 
Total Mults
Score
WA7LNW
M/S
821
198
1019
158
548,102
N7CW
SOHP CW
209
0
209
38
21,166
W7ON
SOHP Mixed
89
117
206
77
44,044
AE7VA
SOHP SSB
0
210
210
34
19,380
K7WP
SOLP CW
832
0
832
162
434,808
KA7CVJ
SOLP Mixed
86
15
101
52
72,846
WA7NWL
SOLP SSB
0
216
216
58
23,520
N7IR
SOQRP CW
451
0
451
111
157,509


AOCC Business
The AOCC board is considering adding a new role to the Board of Directors - Past President.  Since there were no comments received, I will be putting it out for a vote at a later date.


AOCC Success in Contests
As we have come to expect, AOCC scores in contests continue to be impressive.  Contest participation by club members has been outstanding.  We place high in the score box vs. other clubs in our category.  Please continue to report your scores to 3830 no matter how small you think it may be.  We want all the points!   There is a new URL for 3830 posting and it is:  http://www.3830scores.com.  Submittal choices are usually on the top left.  Outlaw Bob K8IA reports success, both individually and team-wise, regularly on the AOCC reflector. Plus his team of score gatherers and reporters (K6LL, KE2VB, KS5A, N1JM, N7IR, NY7N) are very active doing their near-weekly tasks.


Website Contributions
We encourage you to send pictures of you and your station, tower or antenna.  We also invite stories of a contest experience you have had that we can post on the AOCC webpage.  The club members want to know you! Send photos with descriptions to Webmistress Sandy N7RQ (n7rq(at)yahoo.com).

Important: Contest Dates through the end of December 2014 - AOCC Ladder Events
(Major Club Competition Events in Bold)
Sep 6-7            All Asian DX SSB (500 points)
Sep 7              NA Sprint CW (250 points)
Sep 13-14        WAE DX SSB (500 points)
Sep 13-15        ARRL September VHF Contest (300 points)
Sep 14             NA Sprint SSB (250 points)
Sep 20-21        Washington State Salmon Run (250 points)
Sep 27-28        Texas State QSO Party (250 points)
Sep 27-28        CQ WW DX RTTY Contest (1000 points)
Oct 4-5            California QSO Party (250 points)
Oct 11-12        Arizona QSO Party (250 points)
Oct 12             NA RTTY Sprint (250 points)
Oct 25-26        CQ WW DX SSB (1000 points)
Nov 1-3           ARRL Sweepstakes CW (1000 points)
Nov 8-9           JIDX SSB Contest (300 points)
Nov 15-17       ARRL Sweepstakes SSB (1000 points)
Nov 29-30       CQ WW DX CW (1000 points)
Dec 5-7           ARRL 160M Contest (500 points)
Dec 13-14       ARRL 10M Contest (800 points)
Dec 27-28       Stew Perry TopBand Challenge (600 points)

More information and rules of these contests can be found at: http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestcal.html

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NEW MEMBERS
A bunch of new Arizona Outlaws have joined since April 2014.
A wild western welcome to:
Ron, WM9Q, Gurnee, IL
Grant, WB6OTS, Sierra Vista, AZ
Ken, KX6X, Sierra Vista, AZ
Dave, K7DTB, Sierra Vista, AZ
Charles, N7UQ, Tucson, AZ
Matthew, NG2Q, Tucson, AZ
Jim, WO7V, Sahuarita, AZ
Max, NG7M, Syracuse, UT
Israel "Vic", AD7ND, Phoenix, AZ
Karl, WB8VBG, Yuma, AZ
George, NG7A, Rillito, AZ
James, KK6MC, Cedar Crest, NM
Bill, W7QQ, Albuquerque, NM
Michael, K7DD, Peoria, AZ
Bill, NW3H, Harkeysville, PA
Brian, K3USC, AZ
Ward, K7PO, Tonopah, AZ
Shane, N6TNT, CA

73, Outlaw Mike KC7V
“There’s a ruckus brewing out there!”

GO OUTLAWS!!


Go saddle up and git on the air!


HOA? Small station?  No sweat!Contest Tips for Little Pistols & Cap Guns by Outlaw John K7WP

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Ride with yer amigos!Simple Multi-op Contesting by Outlaw Bob K8IA

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