Because of the holiday, hunting season, and weather the ground ring work will be at 09:00AM Saturday December 7, 2013. If you have some time please try and attend and bring your shovel
What's Happening at AARC is frequently updated so check back often. Last update: 12/5/13. Only one event left this year.
Here is the December issue of the Ham Arundel News
Thanks to those that came out and keeping the station active!
Here are our results:
65 Sections worked
18 Sections missed
Score claimed 16,500
Below you can see we covered the US without much trouble, a few sections were difficult to find, but that is to be expected! Overall a fun time at the club, with 7 visitors showing up to root w3vpr on! Jim the Chili was great! Ryan you did a great job knocking out sections! Stay tuned for our next contest event scheduled for 2014
Aloha! And Congratulations AARC!!!
The 2013 official Field Day results are in and AARC finished first in category 10A
There were five entries in the 10A category.
Our "normal competition" - those guys from the Great White North - decided to compete in the 12A category where they finished second.
I think we could have beaten them if we subtracted the results of their 2 extra stations
We finished 17th in the number of "Participants" out of 2,548 entries (We had 104 Visitors and participants)
Here is the November 2013 issue of the Ham Arundel News. This issue has the slate of officers running for office.
November Sweepstakes is one of Amateur Radio's oldest contests and is 80 years old this year. The phone weekend is November 16 and 17 from 4PM local time Saturday until 10PM local time Sunday. Or as the rules put it 2100 UTC Saturday through 0259 UTC Monday. You can operate up to 24 hours of the 30 hour contest.
Whether you enter the contest and send in a log or not, it is an excellent opportunity to get all 50 US states and all 10 Canadian provinces in your log during a single weekend. The mode this weekend is SSB (CW was earlier this month) and the contest takes place on the traditional HF bands, 160, 75, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. With 10 meters likely to be open in the daytime Technician licensees should take advantage of this opportunity. The club station will be active for the contest so if you don't have your own station or want to learn or just join in on the fun at the clubhouse, see additional info in AA3RR's blog entry.
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So what is the November Sweepstakes? It's one of the the best and most popular contests out there.
It's called the November Sweepstakes because it's held in November! And it comes in two flavors: CW and Phone
In fact, the CW version of this contest starts today at 4pm. The phone version starts 2 weeks later on the 16th.
The contest lasts 28 hrs but you may only operate for a total of 24 hrs. Since the contest starts at 4pm on Saturday it ends at 8pm on Sunday. Typically, most people operate from 4pm until 4pm.