The Fall Contest Season
John VA7XB has taken on the job of Contest Manager and is proposing an active schedule for the next year now that SARC has two contest grade radios available for club use at the OTC.
For that purpose John would like to know who would like to be notified about upcoming contests. If you have an interest in contesting, please contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred mode(s) and he will put you on the contact list. The objective for this fiscal year will be for SARC to compete in at least one contest a month so that members may acquire comfort with operating our new radios, accurately recording exchange information and using logging software.
If your main interest is in emergency communication, these contests provide invaluable experience in operating under sometimes chaotic conditions including multi-station pileups, QRM (man-made interference), QRN (natural interference), lids (bad operators), over-the-pole flutter, static crashes and fading.
If there is sufficient interest, we may even try some of the more exotic digital modes.
We cannot do them all, of course, but listed here are a few of the available contests for the months of September and October.
These and other contests are described at: http://www.contestcalendar.com//index.html