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2016 Round Up

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Outlaw Mike KC7V Sez!

June 22 , 2016

Welcome AOCC members!


We have begun our 8th year as a club and we are still running strong. First, let me thank Gary N7IR for his leadership this past year. I am excited to start a new year and keep AOCC in the forefront of contesting. There was one other officer change for the new year. Ray Benny N6VR has taken over from Bud Semon N7CW as the North Area VP.

We were hit with a devastating blow as Milt Jensen N5IA passed away from a fall off a tower while working on Mt. Lemmon in Tucson. Milt was internationally known for his 160m station and big signal. Many of us worked a new one on TopBand, XZ0A, mainly due to his efforts. Milt was well liked and gave his time as a volunteer to help others. We will miss him.

To honor Milt, AOCC was able to gain sponsorship of the CQ 160 CW SO HP plaque which will be known as the Milt Jensen N5IA Memorial beginning in 2017.

Given the recent solar flux and sunspots, it is obvious we are headed downhill quickly toward the end of Cycle 24. It is time to work on your low band antennas as I expect 80 & 160 to become more productive over the next few years.

A VHF contest station has sprouted out of the desert SW of Phoenix in DM32. NN7AZ is the creation of Ned AA7A and Larry WO7R, with assistance from Gary N7IR, Jim KC1BB, and Mike KC7V. The VHF/UHF station supports a 7-element 6M Yagi at 83 feet. There are two stacked 1.2GHz antennas below it with a single 432MHz Yagi. Going up this fall will be an 8-element array of X-POL 2m Yagis for EME on a smaller tower. Lots of work is still to be done to make it a truly competitive VHF/UHF contest station.

AOCC Roundup

The annual Arizona Outlaws Roundup will be in Tucson this summer, once again at the Desert Diamond Casino and Resort. We were there in 2013 and it was a great venue and good time. We have booked Saturday, August 27, as the date for this summer. Magic Marker it on your calendar. At the moment we expect a presentation from Lee KY7M on his remote 160m operations using Milt’s N5IA 8-circle array station in Southeastern AZ, and a presentation by Fred NA2U on his KH7M operations.

2016-17 AOCC Officers

President – Mike Fulcher KC7V
North Area VP – Ray Benny N6VR
Central Area VP - Andy Warycka NY7N
South Area VP - Owen Watson AK7AR
Sec’y/Treasurer - Larry Reader KE2VB

AOCC Ladder

We will have ladder results and winners ready to announce at the AOCC roundup in Tucson.

Contest News

If you do not subscribe to the ARRL Contest Update, you should. Brian Moran N9ADG authors the publication and it is free. It is chock full of interesting tidbits. You can go here to subscribe: http://www.arrl.org/the-arrl-contest-update
MAJOR AOCC Contest Happenings since our last website update
AOCC Finishes #10 USA in Club Competition for 2015 CQ Worldwide DX Contests
AOCC continues its fine tradition in the 2015 CQWW contests. The club finished 10th USA with 88 entries totaling 72,293,832 points. Here is the Outlaw history in CQWW SSB+CW:

AOCC History of Club Competition: CQWW SSB and CW    

Year

USA Finish

# AOCC Entries

Score

2009

#15

66

21,927,534

2010

#7

84

59,893,618

2011

#10

80

67,160,784

2012

#9

89

71,577,941

2013

#9

81

83,361,030

2014

#9

103

78,976,587

2015

#10

88

72,293,832

Individual Arizona Outlaw top performances are shown here, for CQWW CW:
http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/aocc/2016-April/021309.html

AOCC 2015 CQWW DX CW Highlights:
(USA Top Ten or Better)
PJ2T (Ops KB7Q, N7IR, NA2U and 7 non-Outlaws) - #3 World M/M – 8,725,510
N7AT (Ops K2SS, K8IA, KC7V, W9CF) - #8 USA M/2 HP – 6,715,332
N2IC - #1 World SOAB Classic HP – 3,738,555
N5FO - #4 USA - SOAB Classic LP – 869,544
W7ZR - #6 USA – SO15 HP - 470,733
N7DD - #7 USA – SO15 HP - 469,989
K7WP - #8 USA – SO40(A) HP - 226,072
W6RW - #10 USA – SO40(A) HP – 171,680
N6SS - #1 USA – SO10(A) HP – 155,740
K7XZ (K8BN) - #6 USA – SO80 HP – 59,384
N7GP (N5IA) - #2 USA – SO160(A) HP – 44,240
N6MA - # 10 USA – SO80(A) HP – 35,742
W7RH - #1 USA – SO160(A) LP – 4,320

Other scores of note, not Top Ten USA but very decent:
A great Outlaw race between K6LL and AA7A in SOAB(A) HP
K6LL – 3,895,586
AA7A – 3,759,210
Two completely different strategies here. Dave K6LL had 327 more Qs, while Ned AA7A had 92 more mults. The Run station wins, this time.

Plus a truly fine score in M/S:
W8TK (+KE2VB, NG7A) – 3,986,577

Others > 3M points:
KO7SS – SOAB(A) HP - 3,102,528
KY7M - SOAB(A) HP – 3,029,267

Super scores, simple antennas:
K7JQ (the AOCC Screwdriver antenna champ) – SOAB(A) HP – 1,204,060
K6WSC – SOAB(A) LP - 1,036,433

AOCC 2015 CQWW DX SSB Highlights:

(USA Top Ten or Better)
N7AT (K8IA, KC7V, N7RQ, NY7N) - #6 USA – M/2 HP – 5,020,014
N7DD - #2 USA – SO15(A) HP – 884,256
N7IR - #9 USA – SOAB LP – 859,572
K6LL - #5 USA – SO15(A) HP – 457,498
W7ZR - #3 USA – SO10(A) HP – 222,162
KK7AC - #4 USA – SO15(A) LP – 102,340
W6RW - #3 USA – SO40(A) HP – 49,312
W0PAN - #10 USA – SO10(A) LP – 18,265
N7GP (N5IA) - #2 USA – SO160 HP – 4,200
N7RK - #6 USA – SO80 HP – 2,700

Our “Traveling Man” Outlaw Fred NA2U got us 25% points from here:
NA2U (@K2TTT with 3 non-Outlaws ) - #7 USA– M/M – 4,097,366

Other scores of note, not Top Ten USA but very decent:

AA7V from Zone 8 got AOCC half of these points:
VP2V/N3DXX (AA7V + one non-Outlaw) - #4 Zone 8 – M/S HP – 6,018,750

A fine M/S HP score, Field Day style:
W7FSL (AE7KX +3 non-Outlaws) – M/S HP – 1,455,681

Others over 1M points:
N2IC – SOAB HP – 2,388,486
K5RR – SOAB HP – 1,453,200
K7WP – SOAB(A) HP – 1,263,210

AOCC Finishes #2 in 2015 ARRL 10M Contest

It looks like AOCC has a lock on 2nd place again. In the past seven ARRL 10M Contest, we have finished 2nd five times. We had 40 entries and 4,614,916 points this time.

AOCC History of Club Competition: ARRL 10 Meter Contest    

Year

USA Finish

# AOCC Entries

Score

2009

#4

33

645,514

2010

#2

45

2,579,804

2011

#2

44

13,048.014

2012

#4

30

3,465,884

2013

#2

42

14,012,518

2014

#2

47

14,331,412

2015

#2

40

4,614,916

Individual AOCC results (at least Top Five SW Division) are here:
http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/aocc/2016-May/021409.html

Arizona based Outlaws W2RD, K6LL, N6SS, K8IA, W7ZR, K6WSC, KY7M, N7IR and W7WW all scored within Top Ten USA in their respective entry categories.

Arizona Outlaws Contest Club finishes Third in 2015 ARRL Sweepstakes

AOCC finished third in the 2015 ARRL Sweepstakes. With 47 entries totaling
3,417,206, we trailed only SCCC and Mother Lode clubs. This equals our best finish.

http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/aocc/2016-May/021399.html

AOCC History of Club Competition: ARRL Sweepstakes    

Year

USA Finish

# AOCC Entries

Score

2009

#5 (Medium)

50

3,110,762

2010

#8 (Unlimited)

52

2,969,012

2011

#4 (Medium)

50

3,203,376

2012

#3 (Medium)

44

3,030,364

2013

#6 (Medium)

37

3,085,306

2014

#5 (Medium)

45

3,271,798

2015

#3 (Medium)

47

3,471,206

AOCC SS CW Results are here:
http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/aocc/2016-March/021176.html

Outlaws shown in USA Top Ten CW in a Category:
N2IC - #1 USA – SOHP – 240,534 (Steve has won 5 of last 8)
KY7M (+NA2U) - #5 USA – Multiop HP – 203,018
K6LL - #1 USA – SOU LP – 177,122
KB7Q - #3 USA – SOU LP – 173,968
W8TK (+KE2VB) - #2 USA – Multiop LP – 160,024
N7IR - #5 USA – SO QRP – 102,008
N7CW - #6 USA – SO QRP – 101,924

Other CW Scores > 100K:
KO7SS – SOU HP – 176,624
W9CF – SO LP – 155,044
AA7V – SO HP – 142,096
K7HP – SOU HP – 103,584

AOCC SS SSB Results are here:
http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/aocc/2016-May/021400.html

Only N2IC shown as a USA Top Ten SSB. But a great finish at that, even though it does not count for AOCC points, as he is outside AZ, our “circle”:

N2IC - #2 USA - SOHP - 342,126

Other SSB Scores over 100K:
W8TK (KE2VB, NG7A) – Multiop HP – 217,626
KO7SS – SOHP – 158,752
W7WW – SOU HP – 157,534
KY7M – SOU HP - 135,954
KK7AC – SO LP – 116,864
K6LL – SOU HP – 115,370

Outlaw Honors for Jan 2016 NAQP CW and SSB

This doesn’t happen much, but in both NAQP CW and NAQP SSB, we fielded Teams that scored the 3rd highest in the January 2016 NAQP CW/SSB events.

Arizona Outlaws Bobcats (3rd Place NAQP CW)
K6LL - 270,945
K8IA - 261,356
K4XU - 225,398
WA7LNW - 217,864
KB7Q (@W7WW) - 207,633
Team = 1,183,196

Arizona Outlaws Hawks (3rd Place NAQP SSB)
K6LL - 205,716
NY7N (@K8IA) - 204,909
W7WW - 173,425
AE7DW - 11,476
N7TEW - 8,640
Team = 604,166

See here as well:
http://mailman.qth.net/pipermail/aocc/2016-May/021353.html

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! The URL for 3830 posting is: http://www.3830scores.com. Submittal choices are usually on the top left. Outlaw Bob K8IA and others (K6LL, NY7N, KE2VB, N7IR, KS5A, N1JM) compile scores submitted by club members, both individually and team-wise, and report them on the AOCC reflector. Thank you, gentlemen, for your support.


WRTC2018
Many of you pitched in to help AOCC sponsor the NA#6 tent for WRTC 2018 to be held in Germany. Thank You! While in Dayton I met with the leaders of WRTC and had my picture taken with them while holding an acknowledgement certificate made out to AOCC. With appreciation, individual donors are:

Dave Donnelly K2SS/7
Dave Hachadorian K6LL
Bill Clark K6WSC
Bob Davies K7BHM
Reinhard Geissler K7RGG
John Arthurs K7WP
Bob Epstein K8IA
Larry Reader KE2VB
Andy Smith KK7AC
Bill Straw KO7SS
Paul Plache KR2E
Guff Taylor KS5A
Lee Finkel KY7M
Sam Fry N5FO
Ray Benny N6VR
Bud Semon N7CW
Gary Hembree N7IR
Sandy Farley N7RQ
John Siepmann N9NA
Andy Warycka NY7N
Mike Mitchell W6RW
Jim Lawrence W7CT
Ingrid Geissler W7ISG
Linda Taylor W7LLT
George Anderson W7ON
John Jolly WA7NWL

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!

Important: Contest Dates through the end of June 2015 - AOCC Ladder Events
Jun 25-26 ARRL FIELD DAY (50 pts)
Jul 1-1 RAC CANADA Contest (300 pts)
Jul 9-10 IARU HF Contest (1000 pts)
Jul 16-17 NAQP RTTY (600 pts)
Jul 16-17 CQWW VHF (500 pts)
Aug 6-7 NAQP CW (600 pts)
Aug 13-14 WAE DX CW (400 pts)
Aug 20-21 NAQP SSB (600 pts)
Sep 3-4 All Asian SSB Contest (500 pts)
Sep 10-11 WAE DX SSB (400 pts)
Sep 10-12 ARRL VHF QSO Party (300 pts)
Sep 11-11 NA CW Sprint (250 pts)
Sep 17-18 Washington State Salmon Run (250 pts)
Sep 24-25 CQWW RTTY Contest (1000 pts)

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 wild western welcome to:

Carl Foster KB7AZ, Tucson, AZ
Jim Charboneau KC1BB, Maricopa, AZ
Fred Robinson KG7EPX, San Tan Valley, AZ
Chuck Zanella KG7GYI, Apache Junction, AZ
Mike Daly N5SJ, Gallup, NM
Art Blank WA7NB, Tucson, AZ
Olaf Market W3PA, Douglassville, PA

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


 



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