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"Outlaw Mike " Sez: Outlaw Bob

Dateline: The KC7V Outlaw Hideout,
Cave Creek, Arizona - April 25, 2014

Welcome AOCC members! 
We are through the spring contest season with one big one remaining - CQ WPX CW at the end of May.  It is a great contest with lots of participation.  Hope to hear your callsigns in the contest. 

April is election time with May 1 being the deadline for elections for the AOCC year beginning June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015.  All the current officers have agreed to run again although we want your nominations if you know of anyone interested in running.  New input is always welcome.

INTERESTED PERSONS for 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
Secy/Treas - Larry Reader  KE2VB

Dave AB7E is instrumental in keeping the AOCC Ladder up and running along with the help of Bob K8IA and Sandy N7RQ.  These two have done an amazing job and it certainly helps spur activity within AOCC.  Thank you to both of you.

In the past couple of months I was contacted by Dick K2ZR, the President of the Niagara Frontier RadioSport Group, who asked if they may utilize the AOCC Ladder for their group.   They are very impressed by what Dave, Bob and Sandy put together and now they have a Ladder of their own.  They may use what contests they choose as part of their ladder.  It is now up and running so kudos to Dave, Bob and Sandy for helping AOCC gain more recognition.

AK7AR at Twelve Toes Hideout

Owen AK7AR, owner of the AK7AZ Multi-Multi southwest of Tucson. Owen and company have made some major antenna improvements this past year including a OB4-40 (4el 40m beam) on a new 90' Rohn 45 and a OB16-3 tribander on another tower. Owen is always looking for operators. Contact him for details.

By now Paul W8AEF has moved and hopefully has his node (at paul.w8aef.com port 23) back up and running.  He receives spots from WA7LNW, WZ7I skimmers and DL4RCK digital skimmer.  We appreciate Paul's efforts.

Your Prez, Outlaw Mike KC7V, has booked his trip to Boston to be a referee in the upcoming WRTC2014 held in the Greater Boston area July 2014.  AOCC raised $1000 to participate in the Team Village Sponsorship Program and another $1000 as a tent sponsor with AOCC's name on it.  I will attempt to get pictures of it if at all possible. If you have the chance to attend WRTC, even as a visitor, you'll meet the best of the best contesters from around the world and make new lifelong friends.

2014 CQWPX SSB
AOCC Category Winners
Call
Category
QSO's 
Prefixes
Hours
Overlay?
Score
KE2VB (@W8TK)
SOAB HP
1783
795
30.5
No
3,100,500
KK7AC
SOAB LP
909
512
na
No
1,022,976
KV7DX (AA7V)
SOAB(A) HP
694
473
13
TS
703,351
K7JQ
SOAB(A) LP
65
63
2.5
TS
10,332
K7WP
SOSB(A)10 LP
100
96
2.5
No
24,960
WZ7ZR (W7ZR)
SOSB10 HP
1930
853
27
No
3,539,097
AE7DW
SOSB10 LP
312
263
15.5
R
190,938
N6HI
SOSB10 QRP
55
50
9
No
8,250
N7RQ
SOSB15 HP
298
196
2.5
No
120,540

Full results for these contests are available on our Club Scores page!

As a reminder, some ARRL contests added a new category - Single Operator Unlimited, which allows for spotting assistance.  These contests should be adding this category in 2014:

ARRL 10 Meter Contest

ARRL 160 Meter Contest

ARRL RTTY Round Up Contest

IARU Contest

The annual Arizona Outlaws Roundup will be in Phoenix this summer.  We will start the planning very soon and will let everyone know a date.  Most likely it will be either Saturday August 23 or Saturday August 30, 2014 so pencil it on your calendar and we will confirm in the future.  Last year's event in Tucson was great fun and so will be this year's event.

NM QSO Party Outlaws

Some of the ops at N5IA/N5BG/NI5T: Rick W5CF, Joe K7JEM and Larry N5BG (NI5T). This operation was for the recent NM QSO Party.

2014 CQ Worldwide WPX RTTY Contest 
AOCC Category Winners
Call
Category
TS or R?
QSO's 
Prefixes
Hours
Score
KV7DX (AA7V)
SOAB HP
TS
1327
485
27
1,203,285
N7TEW
SOAB LP
469
257
30
257,514
W7ZR
SOSB10 HP
977
466
24.75
909,632
NY7N
SOSB10 LP
317
214
17.50
110,852
WK7S (K6LL)
SOSB15 HP
TS
1305
633
30
1,608,453
W1ZD
SOSB15 LP
TS
624
415
20
491,360
KJ5T (@NX5M)
SOSB20 HP
886
450
28
622,350
W9CF
SOSB20 QRP
43
38
2
1,976
N6MA
SOSB40 QRP
218
154
13
97,636
W7PP
SOSB80 HP
116
83
5
22,742
Total AOCC Claimed
8,710,619
(24 entries)

Major AOCC Contest Happenings since our last website update
AOCC members Ned, AA7A and Bud, N7CW spearheaded the ARRL 100th year anniversary participation as W1AW/7 the week of June 12-18.  Many AOCC members took part in the event along with other AZ clubs.  The number of QSO's made during the week totaled 48,690, the 2nd largest QSO total of any states operating so far.  Only FL exceeded our effort with 50,044 QSO's.  What an outstanding showing.  Although not a contest, much of the operating was just like a contest with pileups.  Congratulations to those who made the effort to get on the air.   The great news is that we get to do it again the week of August 27.

2013 ARRL 10 Meter Contest 
AOCC Category Winners 
CW
CW
SSB
SSB
Total
Total 
Call
Cat.
QSO's
 
Mult
QSO'S
Mult
QSO'S
Mults
Hrs
Score
N7DD
M/S HP
1222
137
1558
132
2780
269
24
2,153,076
(Ops N7DD W8TK)
N7IR
M/S LP
448
124
105
57
553
181
15
362,362
KO7AA
SOCW HP
800
88
0
0
800
88
7
281,600
KS5A
SOCW LP
500
90
0
0
500
90
13.5
180,000
N6MA
SOCW QRP
200
50
0
0
200
50
na
40,000
K6LL
SOMIX HP
1621
126
1212
105
2833
231
25
2,057,748
NY7N
SOMIX LP
106
36
142
62
248
98
13
69,384
K7HP
SOSSB HP
0
0
318
85
318
85
8
54,060
WA7NWL
SOSSB LP
0
0
325
79
325
79
11.5
51,350
AOCC Claimed Score
14,145,160
(43 entries)

N7ELL Outlaw Hideout

One of the newer Arizona Outlaws, James N7ELL. With his decent antenna system, we are sure to hear more contesting from him.


AOCC Business
The AOCC board is considering adding a new role to the Board of Directors - Past President.  If you have comments on the matter please email me at kc7vmike(at)q.com.  I want to know if there is any opposition to the idea before moving forward.


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 reports success, both individually and team wise, on the AOCC reflector.

2014 ARRL DX CW Contest
AOCC Category Winners
CW
Call
Category
QSO's 
Countries
Hrs
Score
K6LL (+N6KI)
M/S HP
2698
425
40
3,437,400
KC7V
SO HP
310
149
9.5
138,570
K7JE
SO LP
383
190
na
218,310
N7IR
SO QRP
916
284
42
780,432
KO7AA
SO Unlim HP
2703
448
39
3,631,488
K6WSC
SO Unlim LP
752
359
28.5
809,904
K8IA
SOSB10
1245
108
20
403,380
N6MA
SOSB40
672
85
18
171,360
N7RK
SOSB80
44
29
2.5
3,828
N7GP
SOSB160
66
37
8
7,326
2014 ARRL DX SSB Contest 
AOCC Category Winners
SSB
Call
Category
QSO's 
Countries
Hrs
Score
N7KQ (W7GNP, W7KHZ)
M/S HP
391
175
na
205,275
K5RR
SOAB HP
1261
295
na
1,115,985
N7IR
SOAB LP
1063
253
37
806,817
N6HI
SOAB QRP
86
61
14
15,738
N9NA
SO Unlim HP
1004
274
18
825,288
NQ7R
SO Unlim LP
677
185
17.75
375,735
W7ZR
SOSB/10 HP
1154
108
23
373,896
W0PAN
SOSB/10 LP
220
63
14
41,580
N7RK
SOSB/80 HP
58
31
na
5,394
N7GP
SOSB/160 HP
33
25
4.5
2,475
Contest Expeditions
KH7M (NA2U op)
SOAB HP
5761
295
37
5,097,600
AOCC Claimed Score (Both Modes)
32,432,055
(75 entries)

NI7R Stealthy Outlaw

Phil NI7R, one of our most active antenna restricted Arizona Outlaws. Phil mainly uses several temporary stealth verticals and scores quite well


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 July 2014 - AOCC Ladder Events
Apr 26-27 Florida QSO Party (250 pts)
May 3-4 7th Call Area QSO Party (300 pts)
May 24-25 CQ WPX CW Contest (1000 pts)
Jun 14-16 ARRL June VHF Contest (700 pts)
Jun 21-22 All Asian DX Contest CW (500 pts)
Jul 12-13 IARU HF Contest (1000 pts)
Jul 19-20 NAQP RTTY (600 pts)
Jul 19-20 CQWW VHF (300 pts)

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AOCC NET

The AOCC Wednesday evening net has been discontinued.  Over time participation dwindled to the point that keeping it going no longer made any sense.  Thanks to K8IA, K7HP, AA7V and others that kept it going for so long.

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NEW MEMBERS
A bunch of new Arizona Outlaws have joined since January 2014.
A wild western welcome to:
Tom, NQ7R, Casa Grande, AZ
Chris, W7BBQ, Glendale, AZ
Greg, K2TS, Eager, AZ
Len, W7CCE, Gilbert, AZ
David, K2SS/7, Tucson, AZ
Ron, WM9Q, Gurnee, IL

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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Much Obliged, Pardner!

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