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"Outlaw Mike " Sez: Outlaw Bob

Dateline: The KC7V Outlaw Hideout,
Cave Creek, Arizona - January 18, 2015

Welcome AOCC members!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2015.  I am looking forward to another very successful year for AOCC.  2014 was outstanding for us.  We put in big scores in contests and our membership represented extremely well.  Congratulations to all of you for your efforts.   We have members all over the country and we appreciate them being part of our team.
It has been a great season so far with outstanding conditions.   The 10M contest was terrific with some huge scores reported.  AOCC has been well represented in the individual scoring boxes and in club competition.  Congratulations to all for the fine efforts you've made and continue reporting your scores, no matter how small. N7RQ advised me we had 1,623 hits to the AOCC website in December.  A good percentage of the hits were for the various files in the Contest Resources / Downloads section, especially the call history files produced by K6LL and K8IA.  This gives us national recognition as many contesters have turned to AOCC for call history files.

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
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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 ladder to the website.

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Contest News
How many of you have switched to the newest N1MM Logger +?   It is operating smoothly and really is a great piece of software.  A big thanks goes out to Steve London, N2IC, who plays an integral part in the continuous development.  There are other programs out there as well including Writelog and Win-Test.  It does not matter what you use as long as you can produce an adif file and the cabrillo file for submission.  The authors of the various contest programs all do a great job giving you multiple choices to use.
The ARRL has updated its HF Contesting Guidelines.  Everyone should review the article.  Here is a link: http://www.arrl.org/hf-contesting-guidelines
If you do not subscribe to the ARRL Contest Update, you should.  Ward, N0AX, authors the publication and it’s free.  It is chock full of interesting tidbits.  You can go here to subscribe: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-contest-update
Here is another neat tool you can use if you want to follow scores during a contest.  Only some stations participate but it is a cool site: http://cqcontest.net/view/readscore.php
The Ninth 2015 Dayton ConTest University ("CTU") to be held all day on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Dayton, Ohio.


MAJOR AOCC Contest Happenings since our last website update

Arizona Outlaws in CQWW CW and SSB
2014 CQWW CW Contest was a huge effort for AOCC.  We had great score contributions from the DX side - 9K2HN (AA7A, KC7V & N7CW),  PJ2T (KY7M & NA2U), and a huge local score by the AOCC Club station N7AT (K1VR, K2SS, K8IA, N7RQ and W9CF). Also solid performances by AK7AZ (AK7AR, N3KCJ), K7WP, KO7AA, K9DR, K7JQ (Screwdriver antenna!), W7SW, K6LL, K6WSC and NI7R (small HOA antennas). An exceptional QRP score by N7IR is acknowledged as well!
Also, a big effort by CN2R (Richard W7ZR is one of the ops) in CQWW SSB. A super SOAB(A) HP score by Lee KY7M, and  serious performances by Dick K5RR, Larry KE2VB, Dave K6LL, and the Multiop gangs at N7AT (AE7VA, K8IA, N7RQ, NY7N) and  AK7AZ (AK7AR, NG2Q, N3KCJ, KY7K).
A special acknowledgement to our well-known -- but out of AOCC circle -- Outlaw, Steve N2IC. He turned in an exceptional score in SO HP as shown on the chart.
The following chart shows category winners for 2014 CQWW, both modes. Full claimed scores can be seen via the Club Scores link on this site.

Click here to see photos of 9K2HN, PJ2T, N7AT, and other AOCC contesters in action:

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2014 CQWW SSB Contest - Arizona Outlaws Contest Club Scores
Category Winners (+ any score>1 Million)
SSB
Call
Category
Overlay
QSO's 
Zones
Countries
Hours
……..
Score
N7AT (@K8IA/N7RQ) (Ops: AE7VA K8IA N7RQ NY7N)
M/2 HP
(No Overlay)
3083
149
445
47
……..
4,605,876
AK7AZ (@AK7AR) (Ops: NG2Q N3KCJ KY7K AK7AR)
M/M HP
(No Overlay)
1414
119
323
48
……..
1,496,170
W7FSL (AA4Q F1JRD and 2 non-Outlaws)
M/S HP
(No Overlay)
367
57
153
8.58
……..
194,040
K5RR
SOAB HP
(No Overlay)
1223
114
308
na
……..
1,444,506
KE2VB (@W8TK)
SOAB HP
Classic
1094
107
261
24
……..
1,101,424
N7IR
SOAB LP
(No Overlay)
801
114
255
37
……..
811,062
KY7M
SOAB(A) HP
(No Overlay)
1835
146
451
32
……..
2,940,225
K7JE
SOAB(A) LP
(No Overlay)
624
68
213
16.6
……..
506,924
W6ZQ
SOSB10 HP
(No Overlay)
101
20
39
na
……..
14,445
K6LL
SOSB10(A) HP
(No Overlay)
1505
34
139
24
……..
720,199
AK8E
SOSB10(A) LP
(No Overlay)
408
28
85
48
……..
128,255
N6HI
SOSB10 QRP
(No Overlay)
19
13
19
6
……..
1,664
K7MY
SOSB15 HP
(No Overlay)
209
28
70
9
……..
57,428
KK7AC
SOSB15 LP
(No Overlay)
259
27
100
……..
71,900
W1ZD
SOSB15 LP
(No Overlay)
200
25
70
9
……..
55,100
N7LR
SOSB20 HP
(No Overlay)
7
4
5
0.2
……..
135
N7GP
SOSB160 HP
(No Overlay)
113
9
18
5.5
……..
1,755
AOCC Contest Expeditions - CQWW SSB
Call
Category
Overlay
QSO's 
Zones
Countries
Hours
Score
AOCC Score Share
CN2R (W7ZR and 6 non-Outlaws)
M/2 HP
(No Overlay)
9827
176
681
48
25,041,540
3,580,940
NA2U (@K2TTT) (NA2U and 3 non-Outlaws)
M/M
(No Overlay)
2485
154
523
48
4,713,951
1,178,488
CW
Call
Category
Overlay
QSO's 
Zones
Countries
Hours
……..
Score
N7AT (Ops: K1YR K2SS K8IA N7RQ W9CF)
M/2 HP
(No Overlay)
4304
180
595
46
……..
9,310,075
AK7AZ (Ops: AK7AR N3KCJ)
M/M HP
(No Overlay)
1635
151
401
48
……..
2,474,616
K7WP
SOAB HP
(No Overlay)
1637
139
350
39
……..
2,256,246
KS5A
SOAB LP
Classic
425
75
161
16
……..
286,268
N7IR
SOAB QRP
(No Overlay)
787
124
302
42
……..
935,922
KO7AA
SOAB(A) HP
(No Overlay)
1350
155
474
22
……..
2,389,571
K9DR
SOAB(A) HP
(No Overlay)
1305
138
415
29
……..
2,077,068
K7JQ
SOAB(A) HP
(No Overlay)
1219
124
331
27
……..
1,571,115
W7SW
SOAB(A) HP
(No Overlay)
1191
115
305
na
……..
1,427,580
NI7R
SOAB(A) HP
(No Overlay)
848
116
337
22
……..
1,073,157
K6WSC
SOAB(A) LP
(No Overlay)
600
135
381
27
……..
864,816
W0PAN
SOSB10 LP
(No Overlay)
46
12
23
4
……..
4,550
NU7Y
SOSB10 QRP
(No Overlay)
140
23
47
na
……..
26,600
K6LL
SOSB10(A) HP
(No Overlay)
1302
36
142
18
……..
665,542
W6XI
SOSB160(A) HP
(No Overlay)
40
13
20
5
……..
1,320
W7RH
SOSB160(A) LP
(No Overlay)
127
16
24
NA
……..
9,360
W7WW
SOSB15 HP
(No Overlay)
467
34
127
12
……..
213,164
W7ON
SOSB15 LP
(No Overlay)
145
25
57
6
……..
32,800
N7GP (N5IA)
SOSB160 HP
(No Overlay)
268
17
45
18
……..
29,574
K7MY
SOSB20 LP
(No Overlay)
108
22
58
8
……..
23,360
W6RLL
SOSB40 HP
(No Overlay)
170
24
58
5
……..
38,786
AOCC Contest Expeditions - CQWW CW
Call
Category
QSO's 
Zones
Countries
Hours
Score
……..
AOCC Score Share
9K2HN (AA7A KC7V N7CW + 6 others)
M/M HP
15237
203
738
48
40,043,314
……..
13,334,424
PJ2T (KB7Q KY7M NA2U +8 others)
M/M HP
14197
202
738
48
39,454,620
……..
10,760,351
Special acknowledgement to Out-of-Circle Outlaw
N2IC
SO HP
4254
179
538
48
9,280,848

ARRL Sweepstakes: a popular Arizona Outlaw event
In ARRL SS CW, Dave K6LL turned in an excellent SOU HP score. At KY7M, both Lee and Fred NA2U scored well in MultiOp-HP. In SOU LP, Gene KB7Q remotely keyed the K7FA station in Chloride, AZ to a very respectable SOU LP performance. At W8TK, both Tom and Larry KE2VB had an impressive MultiOp-LP effort. Kevin W9CF turned in a fine SO LP score from the K8IA/N7RQ/N7AT compound. QRP contester extraordinaire, Gary N7IR extended his fine run of SO QRP scores in SS, too.

ARRL SS SSB generated decent club interest, too. Dave K6LL topped all AZ with an excellent SOU HP score. The W7FSL guys (AA4Q, W7FSL) took to the field and turned in a very impressive score as MultiOp-HP. Andy NY7N had a >200K score in SOU HP, from N7AT. David W7WW and Andy KK7AC had serious scores in SO HP and SO LP respectively.
Note the chart below with out-of-AOCC circle Outlaw Steve N2IC. His SOLP score in ARRL SS SSB leads all SOLP scores on 3830.
The following chart shows the AOCC category winners for both modes of 2014 ARRL SS:

2014 ARRL SWEEPTAKES - ARIZONA OUTLAWS CONTEST CLUB 
Category Winners (+ any score >200K)
CW
Call
Category
QSO's 
Sections
Hrs
Score
KY7M (+NA2U)
MultiOp-HP
1079
82
21
176,956
W8TK (+KE2VB)
MultiOp-LP
995
83
21
165,170
K7HP
SO HP
211
74
6
31,228
W9CF (@K8IA/N7RQ)
SO LP
924
82
24
151,536
N7IR
SO QRP
629
81
24
101,898
K6LL
SO Unlim HP
1230
83
24
204,180
KB7Q (@K7FA)
SO Unlim LP
1066
82
24
174,824
SSB
Call
Category
QSO's 
Sections
Hrs
Score
W7FSL  (AA4Q F1JDR + 3 non-Outlaws)
Multi HP
1482
83
22
246,012
W7WW
SO HP
1153
83
17
191,398
KK7AC
SO LP
950
83
22
157,700
K6LL
SO Unlim HP
1957
83
24
324,862
NY7N (@K8IA/N7RQ)
SO Unlim HP
1325
83
21
219,950
Special acknowledgement to Out-of-Circle Outlaw
N2IC
SO LP
1675
83
24
278,050

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.

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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!

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Important: Contest Dates through the end of June 2015 - AOCC Ladder Events
Jan 3-4 ARRL RTTY Roundup (500 pts)
Jan 10-11 North American QSO Party CW (600 pts)
Jan 17-18 North American QSO Party SSB (600 pts)
Jan 23-25 CQ 160-Meter Contest CW (800 pts)
Jan 24-26 ARRL VHF Contest (500 pts)
Feb 8 North American CW Sprint (250 pts)
Feb 14-15 CW WW RTTY WPX (1000 pts)
Feb 21-22 ARRL DX Contest CW (1000 pts)
Feb 27-Mar 1 CQ 160-Meter Contest SSB (800 pts)
Feb 28-Mar 1 North American QSO Party RTTY (600 pts)
Mar 7-8 ARRL DX Contest SSB (1000 pts)
Mar 15 North American SPRINT  RTTY (250 pts)
Mar 21-23 BARTG HF RTTY Contest (700 pts)
Mar 21-22 RUSSIAN DX Contest (700 pts)
Mar 28-29 CQ WW WPX Contest SSB (1000 pts)
Apr 11-12 JIDX CW Contest (300 pts)
Apr 11-12 Georgia QSO Party (250 pts)
Apr 25-26 Florida QSO Party (250 pts)
May 2-3 7th Area QSO Party (300 pts)
May 30-31 CQ WPX CW (1000 pts)
Jun 13-15 ARRL June VHF Contest (700 pts)
Jun 20-21 All Asian DX CW (500 pts)

Rules for the ARRL January VHF Contest have been updated for Single-Op Unlimited and Unlimited Rover categories. Check out the rules before the contest!
http://www.arrl.org/january-vhf

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.

A wild western welcome to:
Lionel, F1JRD/AE7KX, Chandler, AZ
Bill, AA4Q, Scottsdale, AZ
Bill, K2DI, Tempe, AZ
Ron, KG7OH, Goodyear, AZ
Bob, AF7EL, Munds Park, AZ
Allan, N7UJJ, Chandler, AZ
Paul, NG7Z, Marana, AZ
Pete, W6PJ, San Clemente, CA
Bill, K0MP/KQ7M, of Tucson, AZ
Douglas, W7AAA, of Tucson, AZ
Karl, N7DMA, of Tucson, AZ
Andy, K3WYC, of Glendale, AZ

73, Outlaw Mike KC7V
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