Winter Field Day

 January 26 & 27 2019

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.

 We believe as do those entities of ARRL Organizations like ARES & RACES that maintaining your operational skills should not be limited to fair weather scenarios. The addition of Winter Field Day will enhance those already important skills of those that who generously volunteer their time and equipment to these organizations. This is why WFD is open to all licensed amateur radio operators worldwide.

 Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. WFDA’s goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in the US and Canada during the spring, summer, fall and winter Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and state authorities are expecting when they reach  out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.

To help W3KWH WFD  contact:  Chris Grimm K3PQ

For more information see the website: https://www.winterfieldday.com/

WASH 2 Meter Contest

Saturday, January 12th, 2019 from 7 to 11 PM

This January will mark the Nineteenth Annual WASH 2 Meter Contest. We’ve already had a lot of interest in it, and this year promises to be even more exciting! Everyone who participated in it the last eighteen years had a blast, & we hope to continue the tradition again this year! Rules were been revised before the 2013 event, following feedback from participants, and we have a new address for mailing your logs — please make certain that you use this year’s address!

Objectives:
• To make as many contacts as possible
• To have fun!

Band, Mode & Frequencies: The contest will take place solely
on 2 meter band.
• FM : FM simplex only, no repeater contacts. The FM
frequencies are all standard 2 Meter simplex frequencies, as
per the ARRL 2 Meter Band Plan, every 15 kHz, from
146.505 to 146.595 MHz , and 147.450 to 147.580 MHz.
Use of simplex frequencies in the “FM Experimental
Simplex” band of 145.510 to 145.670 are not recommended.
See list of recommended simplex channels at the end of the
rules.

  • CW: 144.05 to 144.1 MHz Only. (See ARRL 2 Meter band
    plan)
  • SSB & AM: 144.2 to 144.275 MHz Only. (See ARRL 2
    Meter band plan).
  • Digital (including RTTY): 144.51 to 144.55 MHz. (See
    ARRL 2 Meter band plan) Multiple digital modes may be
    used, and participants are free to use any generally
    accepted Digital mode, but only ONE Digital QSO with a
    given station regardless of mode

For More Information See: http://n3sh.org/2M/2019 WASH 2M Contest.pdf

Straight Key Night – January 1


Every day is a good day to send CW, but January 1 is reserved for Straight Key Night. Enjoy CW as it has been sent and enjoyed since the earliest days of Amateur Radio. This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a day dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage. Participants are encouraged to get on the air and simply make enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs. The use of straight keys or bugs to send CW is preferred. There are no points scored and all who participate are winners.

For more information: http://www.arrl.org/straight-key-night

Times: January 1 from 0000 UTC through 2359 UTC

10-Meter Contest – Dec 8-9th

Objective: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

Dates: Second full weekend of December. Starts 0000 UTC Saturday; runs through 2359 UTC Sunday (December 8-9, 2018)

Bands and Modes: 10 meters only. SSB and CW only.

Contest Exchange:
W/VE stations (including Hawaii and Alaska) send RS(T) and state or province (District of Columbia stations send signal report and DC).

DX stations (including KH2, KP4, etc) send RS(T) & sequential serial number starting with 001.

Mexican stations transmit RS(T) and their state.

Maritime mobile stations send RS(T) and ITU Region (R1, R2 or R3).

Scoring: QSO points:
Two points for each complete two-way phone QSO.
Four points for each two-way CW QSO.

ARRL November Sweepstakes

Objective: For stations in the United States and Canada (including territories and possessions) to exchange QSO  information with as many other US and Canadian stations as possible on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 mete rbands.

Operating Guideline: You must include your call sign in the exchange information you transmit to the other station.  This is generally done between your precedence (A/B/Q/M/S/U) and your check (year of first license) as follows:

CQing Station: CQ Sweepstakes from W9JJ
Answering Station: W1AW
CQer: W1AW 123 A W9JJ 79 CT
Ans: 43 M W1AW 31 CT
CQer: Thanks, CQ Sweepstakes from W9JJ

As the answering station, it is not necessary to send the CQing station’s call unless you feel there might be some confusion about what station you are responding to.

Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Hi all,

I have been in contact with Barry N1EU and Ed DD5LP with respect to options for the next NA – EU S2S QSO Party. We have settled on Saturday 3 November 2018 between 14:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC. This will be the core activity period for the event, with those that wish starting an hour or so earlier and / or finishing later.

This date has been arranged to take advantage of the dates when we change from summer time to winter time in both the USA and Europe. It is a few weeks earlier than in previous years which we hope will help with the extended stay on the summits.

In the light of the widening of SOTA in the Americas, from this point it is proposed that the event will be renamed the Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Please make a note in your diary.

73 Gerald G4OIG / G8CXK

Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Hello all,
As you have figure out by now your webmaster got hooked by the SOTA bug and I have been enjoying my mountain top experiences.  Including this past Saturday when I worked my first transatlantic contact {Germany} on 20 meters using only 5 watts of power from my FT-817 radio.  So when I was surfing the SOTA web site and notice this posting for a Summit to Summit QSO party,  and I want to try to do this event in November.  Does anyone want to join me on this transatlantic adventure?
N3LRG


Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party – 3 November 2018

Hi all,
I have been in contact with Barry N1EU and Ed DD5LP with respect to options for the next NA – EU S2S {Summit to Summit}  QSO Party. We have settled on Saturday 3 November 2018 between 14:00 UTC to 17:00 UTC. This will be the core activity period for the event, with those that wish starting an hour or so earlier and / or finishing later.

This date has been arranged to take advantage of the dates when we change from summer time to winter time in both the USA and Europe. It is a few weeks earlier than in previous years which we hope will help with the extended stay on the summits.

In the light of the widening of SOTA in the Americas, from this point it is proposed that the event will be renamed the Trans-Atlantic S2S QSO Party

Please make a note in your diary.

73 Gerald G4OIG / G8CXK

New Jersey – QSO Party

As suggested by Lloyd, KA3MSE
For full rules and aditional information see: 
http://www.k2td-bcrc.org/njqp/njqp_rules.html

New
Jersey
QSOParty

Objective

  • Contact as many NJ amateurs in as many NJ counties as possible.
  • NJ stations contact as many amateurs in the US, Canada and the world as possible.

Date/Time

  • September 15 & 16, 2018
  • Sat. 1200 (noon) EDST (1600 UTC) to 2359 EDST (0359 UTC) and
    Sun. 1000 EDST (1400 UTC) to Sun. 1600 EDST (2000 UTC)

Bands

  • 80 , 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters ONLY.
  • Suggested frequencies:
 Band CW Phone
80M 3.550 3.825
40M 7.050 7.190
20M 14.050 14.250
15M 21.050 21.400
10M 28.050 28.400

Entry Categories

  • Single Operator
    • High power (150 W or more)
    • Low power (<150 W)
    • QRP (5 W or less)
  • Multi-operator
    • High power (150W or more)
    • Low power (<150 W)
    • QRP (5 W or less))
  • Mobile/Rover/Portable
    • Low power (<150 W)
    • QRP (5 W or less)
    • NJ stations, operating in more than one NJ county, must append a slash and the county abbreviation to their call.
    • Non-NJ stations, operating in more than one state or province should append a slash and their state or province abbreviation to their call.
    • Mobile or portable stations that change geographic area (county for NJ stations or S/P/DX for others) are considered to be a new station and may be contacted again for QSO points and multiplier credit. No station may claim simultaneous operation in more than one county, state, or province.
  • Rookie
    • Licensed within 1 year of date of the NJQP.
    • Rookie operators should select “Rookie” in the overlay category.

Modes

  • CW and Phone.
  • No repeater or internet modes.

Exchange

 

 

Field Day 2018 – Final Results

Well another field day has come and gone.  Here our finally results based on N3FJP logging program.  Like I said we were not out to break any records but a lot of fun and fellowship while we exercised the radio here at the club house.

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Special thanks goes to all the member and visitors that showed up at the club house. 

KA3YNO Walt, WB3AGB Joe, N3LRG Christine, KB3PJW Matt, K3WGG Glen

AE3JM Jason, WA3FWA Joe, W3SVJ Nate, KA3FHV Jeffery, WA3RWD Andy

WA3VXJ Karl, WA3BKD Art, WA3RVD Mel, K0LIN Colin

N3TIR Bud – Section Emergency Coordinator


Here are the quick statistics from this years Field Day:

Total Contacts by Band and Mode:
Band CW Phone Dig Total
80 0 17 0 17
40 0 55 0 55
20 30 78 11 119
15 0 11 0 11
10 0 70 0 70
6 0 2 0 2
2 0 2 0 2
—– —–
Total 30 235 11 276

 

Total Contacts by Station:
Station Total % Radio
——- —– —–
W3KWH-PC 120 43 Icom IC-756 PRO
W3KWH-4 71 26 Yaesu FT-991
W3KWH-3 52 19 Kenwood TS-590
W3KWH-ECOM 31 11 Icom IC-9100
W3KWH-Remote1 2 1 Icom IC-820H
Total Contacts by Operator:
Operator Total
——– —-
KB3PJW 81
WB3AGB 87 {Includes WA3BKD}
K0LIN 26
N3LRG 22
KA3YNO 17
WA2YEZ 13
AE3JM 9
K3WGG 9
WA3FWA 6
KA3YNO 4
Unknown 2
Contact By Mode:
Mode Contacts
—- ———-
CW 30
Phone 235
Digital 11
Most Popular Contacts by State:
State Total
—– ——
TX 35
CA 15
GA 13
NY 12
FL 11
MA 9
PA 9
OH 8
CT 6
IL 6
IN 6
KS 6
LA 6
ME 6
NH 6
OK 6
ON 6
WI 6
States With No Hams In Them:
* Preventing us from having a US clean sweep
Idaho & Wyoming

To see the full statics click on the link below.
Field Day 2018 Full Stats