January 2019 Club Meeting - DXCC in a Weekend

Friday, January 18, 2019

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


 

Handy Man Corner

Presented By Tom, W8TK

TBD

 


 

DXCC in a Weekend

 

Presented by

Bill, K6WSC

 

The thrill of working DX in a contest and following propagation around the world as day turns into night and back again is never ending. Have you ever wondered if you could work 100 DXCC entities in a weekend? How about with a low power modest station in the bottom of the sunspot cycle? We are about to find out. Welcome Bill, K6WSC, as he presents “DXCC in a Weekend.” Don’t know what DXCC is? Then come to the January meeting and find out. How about these “sunspots” that every is talking about? If you’re after long distance point - to - point contacts, then sunspots can be your friend. Bill will help us understand these too. His presentation is also a great introduction to contesting for the DXer. 



Bill K6WSC, although continuously licensed since 1969, was largely QRT for 37 years until 2008 when he got hooked on the Sport of Amateur Radio, Contesting. Primarily a CW operator, Bill enjoys both DX and domestic contests. He is a member of the Arizona Outlaws Contest Club, Chairman of the Arizona QSO Party, and President of the Southern Arizona DX Association.

Holiday Party, Dues, and January Meeting

OVARC MEMBERS

HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS PARTY

DECEMBER 16 AT 3PM

 

Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 West Magee Road

Grace Hall

 



OVARC Members and a Member’s Guest are invited to the annual OVARC Holiday Christmas Party at 3PM on Sunday December 16 at Grace Hall. As in past years, the event is a potluck party and to avoid duplication you can check the following signup genius to see what dishes are most needed. The club will provide the main dish.



https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094EADAC2CA2FA7-20185

We will have a great raffle during the party with plenty of prizes so please take advantage of this members-only event. Please also consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the church’s food drive. 



There isn’t a sign-up genius for chefs but if you can arrive early to help setup the room and do some cooking, that would be excellent.

 




2019 DUES



Dues for 2019 are now being accepted. The good news is that we are able to keep the dues the same for another year. With rising expenses, it’s getting harder to keep our dues so low but please show your support for the club and pay your 2019 dues as soon as you can. As announced at the November OVARC meeting, members that pay their dues by December 31 will automatically be entered into a special raffle for a $100 DX Engineering Gift Card. If you’re going to renew your membership anyway, why not do it before December 31 and get into the raffle?


Click here to find out how to pay online through PayPal.




JANUARY GENERAL MEETING



Arrangements are being made for a live presentation at the January OVARC meeting on January 18, 2019. As usual, we will hold our annual Election for Directors too.



November2018 Club Meeting - Stealth Antennas

Click here to download the presentation in PDF.

Friday, October 19, 2018

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ


 

Handy Man Corner

Presented By Tom, W8TK

TBD

 


 

Stealth Antennas

 

Presented by

Carl, KB7AZ

 

The program at the November 16th OVARC meeting is on "Stealth Antennas, presented by Carl, KB7AZ. His presentation offers insights and ideas for dealing with HOA restrictions and other obstacles to getting your signal on the air. This is of interest to those working VHF as well as HF operators. Having once lived in an restricted neighborhood, Carl has dealt with the HOA menace in the past. Carl covers several methods for hiding antennas. Although now has a tower and numerous wire antennas, he had developed many methods for hiding antennas. His 11 antennas at his previous address were not discovered. Well, one was, but the neighbor didn't care. Carl used many antennas in contests and made quite a few DX contacts before moving. His presentation has sparked several people into action, and will hopefully inspire some innovative solutions to the HOA problem. 

Click here to download the presentation in PDF.