[SCCC] SCCC wins another gavel
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Thu Nov 14 05:08:10 EST 2013
The results of the June 2013 VHF contest are now
online on ARRL.org. The Southern California Contest
Club had the highest club aggregate score of any club
anywhere. But it was a cliffhanger: SCCC had 1.36
million points to Potomac Valley's 1.33 million. No other
club had a score more than about half of the SCCC
and PVRC totals.
SCCC also had a bunch of top individual scores. More
on that in a minute...
This is the second June contest in four years in which
SCCC slipped past PVRC by a tiny winning margin. It
also happened in 2010 when SCCC had 2.81 megapoints
to PVRC's 2.72 million. No other club had more than
about half of the top two scores that year as well. So
this is SCCC's second-ever gavel in the June VHF
contest. (It looks like we also won the gavel in the
August UHF contest, but that's not official yet.)
Why were all of the scores so much lower in 2013 than
in 2010? In 2010, six meter sporadic E propagation was
very, very good. This year it was truly awful. Fortunately
for SCCC, propagation was equally bad almost
For SCCC to win any gavel, a lot of SCCC members have
to do really well in their categories That happened again
In the very competitive multi-multi category, N6VI was #3
nationally. That's pretty amazing for a station on the west
coast. I know Marty would want to thank his very talented
team of operators and also the SCCC rovers, who
provided a HUGE boost to the N6VI score.
K6AH was #1 in the rover category, with SCCC members
taking four of the top five spots nationally. KI6FGV (now
K6FGV) was #2, N6HD was #3 and KJ5MSY was #5
W6TE was #1 nationally in the unlimited rover category.
N6NB was #1 nationally in the single operator (QRP)
portable category by a wide margin. Only one station in the
country had a higher score in the single operator low power
category (which allows 200 watts on six and two) than
N6NB had in the 10-watt portable category. It really pays
to have a good group of rovers to work!
Many other SCCC members contributed to the club's win.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the June VHF contest.
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