Jump to content

NQ5M

Registered
  • Content Count

    41
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by NQ5M

  1. NQ5M

    Contest University

    https://www.contestuniversity.com Take a look in the FILES section for presentations from previous years. Tom Webb (WA9AFM) shared one from 2018 "How to Adapt Your DX Contest Strategies for Low Solar Activity" at the club meeting on January 19, 2019. There are numerous presentations & videos for download.
  2. NQ5M

    Winter Field Day

    until
    https://www.winterfieldday.com/ Not affiliated with ARRL. This is pretty much like ARRL Field Day, except hosted by a different group with a few different rules. You can participate as a home station on commercial power. You just lose access to lots of bonus points. But if you're playing for fun, looking to make some QSO's toward an award, or maybe thinking about test driving a new operating mode (such as FT8 this year), this might be what you're looking for!
  3. NQ5M

    Oklahoma QSO Party - Day Two

    until
    http://www.k5cm.com/okqp2019rules.pdf
  4. NQ5M

    Oklahoma QSO Party - Day One

    until
    http://www.k5cm.com/okqp2019rules.pdf
  5. NQ5M

    FIELD DAY 2019

    until
    THE big radio event of the year! http://www.arrl.org/field-day Rules will not be released until March. Discussion thread in the forums --> CLICK HERE
  6. NQ5M

    ARRL Rookie Roundup (RTTY)

    until
    6 hours (from 1800 to 2359 UTC) http://www.arrl.org/rookie-roundup NEW RULES - MORE ROOKIES! • You can be a Rookie if you were first licensed in 2018, 2017 or 2016 - send the year you were first licensed in the exchange. • If you were licensed before 2016 you can also be a Rookie if you made your first Amateur Radio contact during 2018, 2017 or 2016 or if you haven't made any contacts on the contest mode (SSB, CW, or RTTY) before the Rookie Roundup contest, send the current year (2018) in your exchange - either of these reasons qualify you as a Rookie for just one year. • Rookies will attempt to make as many contacts as possible during this 6-hour event. Rookies work everyone - and non-Rookies work only Rookies. This is a great way to try out contesting in an event designed for newcomers.
  7. NQ5M

    ARRL Rookie Roundup (SSB)

    until
    6 hours (from 1800 to 2359 UTC) http://www.arrl.org/rookie-roundup NEW RULES - MORE ROOKIES! • You can be a Rookie if you were first licensed in 2018, 2017 or 2016 - send the year you were first licensed in the exchange. • If you were licensed before 2016 you can also be a Rookie if you made your first Amateur Radio contact during 2018, 2017 or 2016 or if you haven't made any contacts on the contest mode (SSB, CW, or RTTY) before the Rookie Roundup contest, send the current year (2018) in your exchange - either of these reasons qualify you as a Rookie for just one year. • Rookies will attempt to make as many contacts as possible during this 6-hour event. Rookies work everyone - and non-Rookies work only Rookies. This is a great way to try out contesting in an event designed for newcomers.
  8. NQ5M

    ARRL Rookie Roundup (CW)

    until
    6 hours (from 1800 to 2359 UTC) http://www.arrl.org/rookie-roundup NEW RULES - MORE ROOKIES! • You can be a Rookie if you were first licensed in 2018, 2017 or 2016 - send the year you were first licensed in the exchange. • If you were licensed before 2016 you can also be a Rookie if you made your first Amateur Radio contact during 2018, 2017 or 2016 or if you haven't made any contacts on the contest mode (SSB, CW, or RTTY) before the Rookie Roundup contest, send the current year (2018) in your exchange - either of these reasons qualify you as a Rookie for just one year. • Rookies will attempt to make as many contacts as possible during this 6-hour event. Rookies work everyone - and non-Rookies work only Rookies. This is a great way to try out contesting in an event designed for newcomers.
  9. NQ5M

    ARRL International DX (SSB)

    until
    http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
  10. NQ5M

    ARRL International DX (CW)

    until
    http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
  11. NQ5M

    North American QSO Party SSB

    until
    1800Z, Jan 19 to 0559Z, Jan 20, 2019 Rules can be found HERE Geographic Focus: North America Participation: Worldwide Awards: North America Mode: CW Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low), Multi-Two (Low) Max operating hours: Single Op: 10 hours, Multi-Two: 12 hours Max power: LP: 100 watts QRP: 5 watts Exchange: NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country) non-NA: Name Work stations: Once per band QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station Multipliers: Each US state and DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band Each VE province/territory once per band Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults Submit logs by: 0559Z January 25, 2019 E-mail logs to: (none) Upload log at: http://www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/ Mail logs to: Chris Hurlbut, KL9A 1733 E. Broad Ave. Spokane, WA 99207 USA
  12. NQ5M

    North American QSO Party CW

    until
    1800Z, Jan 12 to 0559Z, Jan 13 Rules can be found HERE Geographic Focus: North America Participation: Worldwide Awards: North America Mode: CW Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m Classes: Single Op (QRP/Low), Multi-Two (Low) Max operating hours: Single Op: 10 hours, Multi-Two: 12 hours Max power: LP: 100 watts QRP: 5 watts Exchange: NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country) non-NA: Name Work stations: Once per band QSO Points: NA station: 1 point per QSO non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station Multipliers: Each US state and DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band Each VE province/territory once per band Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band Score Calculation: Total score = total QSO points x total mults Submit logs by: 0559Z January 18, 2019 E-mail logs to: (none) Upload log at: http://www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/ Mail logs to: Chris Hurlbut, KL9A 1733 E. Broad Ave. Spokane, WA 99207 USA
  13. OCAPA_17-NOV-18.pdf
  14. NQ5M

    OCAPA Club Meeting

    until
    January club meeting at Rose State. Click HERE for directions.
  15. NQ5M

    All Ham Dinner

    until
    Many years ago, the amateur radio clubs in the Oklahoma City area started an event that is now known as the "All Ham Club Dinner". This dinner allows about 50 hams get together, eat, and communicate with each other. This dinner is held on the third Thursday of January, May, and September at 6:30 pm. (NOTE CORRECTED TIME) The next All Ham Club Dinner will be held Thursday, January 17th, 2019, at 6:30 pm. This dinner will be at the Golden Corral, 1501 SW 74th, (North side of the north service road of I-240) in south Oklahoma City. No RSVP is needed, show up, get your meal, and join the fun in their large banquet room. Thanks es 73, Mark N5HZR President Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs
  16. The annual OCAPA Christmas Dinner will be on Tuesday, 18 December, at the Golden Corral on I-240 just east of Penn. Safest access coming from the east is to take the Western Avenue exit from I-240 and use the frontage road. From the west, take the Pennsylvania Avenue exit, go north about 200 yards and then take the eastbound drive to get to the restaurant from the north side. We'll be in the 'party room' in the southeast corner of 'the Corral'. We'll meet at 5 PM (there was a group already scheduled in at 7 PM), have dinner, good fellowship, introductions, door prize drawings and the selection of the 2019 custodian of the infamous "6 Meter Radio". Spouses and harmonics are very welcome. This gathering will be in lieu of the regular December OCAPA meeting. There will be NO VE testing on Saturday, 15 December.
  17. NQ5M

    OCAPA Christmas Party

    until
    Golden Corral, I-240 & Penn
  18. The 2018 Field Day results are official -- CLICK HERE for the official ARRL webpage listing. or CLICK HERE for a comma-delimited (.CSV) file you can open with Microsoft Excel. Overall Field Day numbers: 35,264 Participants 2,903 Entries (plus 22 checklog entries) 501,223 CW QSOs 56,532 Digital QSOs 622,351 SSB QSOs 1,180,106 Total QSOs OCAPA total score was 4,282 with 825 total QSOs: 573 CW QSOs 83 Digital QSOs 169 SSB QSOs 1,320 Bonus points 45 Participants There's a few ways to look at the results: 72nd in the US in category 3A (3 transmitters operating as a club) 4th place overall in Oklahoma (29 clubs) 1,056 points more to tie for 3rd (K5PX; Boomer Contest Club) 2,290 points more to tie for 2nd (K5EOK; Edmond ARS) 3,958 points more to tie first (K5CM; Muskogee ARC) Oklahoma Comparison 3rd place for CW with 573 QSOs -- (1,528 K5CM; 1,272 K5PX) 3rd place for digital with 83 QSOs -- (126 K5CM; 94 KT5DIG Tulsa Digital RC) 6th place for SSB with 169 QSOs -- (867 K5EOK; 500 AD5VM; 417 K5CM; 247 W5NOR [SCARS]; 197 N5PC Kay County ARC) 3rd place in Oklahoma in Bonus Points Our 1,320 points compared to K5EOK at 1,950; AJ5Q (Altus Area ARA) had 1,350 3rd place in Oklahoma in Participants Our 45 participants compared to K5EOK at 94, and W5NOR at 50 Other things I noticed: First place K5CM ran 2 transmitters Second place K5EOK ran 7 transmitters Third place K5PX ran 1 transmitter, and was CW only 16 of the 29 entrants had ZERO digital mode points 14 of the 29 entrants had ZERO CW points 8 of the 29 entrants had under 200 SSB QSOs 13 of the 29 entrants had under 100 total QSOs How does that compare with the year prior? Good question. We also placed 4th in Oklahoma in 2017 with 5,346 points. However, 2017 was much closer -- only 64 points to tie K5PX for 3rd (again running CW only); and only 178 to tie K5EOK for 2nd. K5CM blew everyone away with 12,274 in score. What was different for us between 2018 and 2017? Total QSOs down vs. 2017 -- 825 vs. 1,114 CW QSOs down vs. 2017 - 573 vs. 685 (-112) Digital QSOs down vs. 2017 - 83 vs. 134 (-51) SSB QSOs down vs. 2017 - 169 vs. 295 (-126) Bonus points down vs. 2017 - 1,320 vs. 1,480 (-160) Number of participants down vs. 2017 - 45 vs. 50 (-5) 2018 saw us operating at Rose State College for the first time, after operating at Lake Overholser for several years. Does anybody have the debrief notes from 2018 that we can post?
  19. From the SCARS (W5NOR) Facebook page: Hello fellow Hams: Steve Hazelwood W5GDL informed me that he has his 224 Mhz repeater on the air on a building in downtown Oklahoma City. The frequency is 224.920 Mhz with a tone of 141.3 Hz and -1.6 offset. It is also connected to 444.21250 that was the WD5AII DSTAR Gateway repeater on the same building. He said his future plans is to get the DSTAR up to date and also link the 224 repeater up to Tulsa's 220 Mhz repeaters. Steve has the DMR repeater (OKC Downtown) on the air as well. Sounds like exciting things are going to happen.
  20. NQ5M

    DX Spotting

    I currently use: www.dxheat.com/dxc www.dxwatch.com https://www.dxmaps.com/spots/mapg.php And the DXspotting feature in N3FJP is nice. If you're a digital mode guy, www.pskreporter.info is a great site. It's an easy way to check propagation, find out who hears you. For example, not a lot of stations to west hear me on FT8 because my vertical antenna is on the balcony on the east side of my QTH and barely above the roofline to the west.
  21. NQ5M

    DX Spotting

    www.hamspots.net is another one that I've grown fond of, especially chasing FT8. You can search by callsign, search by band (or multiple bands), see who the most spotted calls are for a specific state and much much more.
  22. NQ5M

    FT8+

    I haven't configured any logging from JTAltertX as of yet. I'm manually importing the wsjtx_log.adi file into N3FJP after each session, and those QSO's are showing up as FT8. I'm running WSJT-X version 2.0.0 rc3.
  23. NQ5M

    Field Day 2019

    2019 will be at the Atkinson Heritage Center, 1001 N Midwest Blvd, Midwest City, OK 73110. Click here for Google Maps view.
  24. I'll break the ice with a question. I'm currently trying to close out a digital mode "Worked All States", going toward a Triple Play (more on that later). I'm running FT8, and only have 6 states to go (AK, HI, MT, WY, ND, NE). I look at PSKreporter to filter based on my call & band, as a way to see where my signal is being heard. If I see a station that hears me, I look them up in another window to see if they are actively transmitting. For example, KW0G and K3NE both heard me from Nebraska this morning; when I query their call they haven't transmitted in 14 and 11 hours respectively. So, these guys left their gear running overnight, and they're hearing me, but they can't respond. Aside from this approach, what other tools exist to locate stations like this?
  25. NQ5M

    Chasing Awards - Digital Worked All States

    JTAlertX does make life a lot easier. And it makes chasing things a lot more fun. It's the sort of thing that needs to be built into WSJT-X. I was able to configure the states I needed, as well as DX that I have worked. I like that you can select states needed on a per band basis. I've been working toward closing out the digital WAS, and until I started looking at other things on the ARRL LOTW site I had no idea that I was close to a 40m WAS. I haven't messed with the logging integration with N3FJP yet. I was able to catch a state that JTAlertX had not spotted while calling CQ (whatever state it was).
×

Important Information

Welcome to the OCAPA Website! Use of our website constitutes your agreement to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy, and Guidelines. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.