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Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

Excellent news on the tuner.

 

Biggest news coming out of the meeting last night is we decided to switch the QTH to Bob’s house in Penryn.  We are meeting at his QTH after the breakfast on Saturday to look at antenna and shack layout.

 

While we miss out on the Zero Noise feature of the Lake Valley Reservoir site, we get the opportunity to have CW operators drop in for a few hours and restroom and cooking facilities.  Plus, Bob will let us use his K3s station, hex beam @ 45’, 7300, and internet.  That opens up spotting and propagation services.

 

More info to come in the minutes.

 

73

Orion Endres, AI6JB

1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383

(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C

 

What the heck does “73” mean?  73 is morse code short hand for “Best Regards” used by Ham radio operators.  It’s origin goes all the way back to the landline telegraph days.

 

 

 

From: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io <ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of W6LAN
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 08:59
To: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ClubContests] California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

 

Yes, I have an SGC MAC 200 Tuner/Multi-switcher with one balanced line connect and three coax connects. Rated to 200 watts.
I also have two portable antennas I'll bring just in case, a Ventenna HPf Multi-band Vertical/Dipole: http://ventenna.com/HFp-V.html and a portable OCF Multi-band dipole (the one Brian strung up for me in the dark :) 
--
Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Alan - W6WN
 

Yes, I have an SGC MAC 200 Tuner/Multi-switcher with one balanced line connect and three coax connects. Rated to 200 watts.
I also have two portable antennas I'll bring just in case, a Ventenna HPf Multi-band Vertical/Dipole: http://ventenna.com/HFp-V.html and a portable OCF Multi-band dipole (the one Brian strung up for me in the dark :) 
--
Best Regards,

Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

For those who cannot make it to tonight's meeting, here is the agenda and hand-outs.

I'll try to get minutes out tonight, but no later than tomorrow night.

73
Orion, AI6JB


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

I am sorry we will miss you!!

 

Yes, we are planning on using your 7300.  Do you have a tuner?

 

Currently I am planning on running generators.  So we wouldn’t need the solar panels.

 

73

Orion Endres, AI6JB

1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383

(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C

 

What the heck does “73” mean?  73 is morse code short hand for “Best Regards” used by Ham radio operators.  It’s origin goes all the way back to the landline telegraph days.

 

 

 

From: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io <ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of W6LAN
Sent: Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:57
To: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ClubContests] California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

 

Sorry to miss the meeting. Keep me informed.

Are we using my 7300?

I plan on bringing up my solar electric system, FWIW. 
--
Best Regards,
Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


CQP Team Meeting - Mon, 9/24/18 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io Calendar <ClubContests@...>
 

Reminder:
CQP Team Meeting

When:
Monday, 24 September 2018
7:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Denny's Restaurant in Newcastle

Description:
Proposed Agenda:

  • Finalize Goals & Objectives
  • Finalize Site Selection
  • Go over schedule/plan
  • Confirm Team Members and Operating Schedule
  • Coordinate Equipment
  • Draft Operating Plan

View Event.


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Alan - W6WN
 

Sorry to miss the meeting. Keep me informed.

Are we using my 7300?

I plan on bringing up my solar electric system, FWIW. 
--
Best Regards,
Alan Thompson - W6LAN
S
enior Technician
El Dorado Networks


CQP Team Meeting - Mon, 9/24/18 7:00pm-8:00pm #cal-reminder

ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io Calendar <ClubContests@...>
 

Reminder:
CQP Team Meeting

When:
Monday, 24 September 2018
7:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Denny's Restaurant in Newcastle

Description:
Proposed Agenda:

  • Finalize Goals & Objectives
  • Finalize Site Selection
  • Go over schedule/plan
  • Confirm Team Members and Operating Schedule
  • Coordinate Equipment
  • Draft Operating Plan

View Event.


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

Yes, I changed to Monday.  Sorry for the confusion.  Monday is better for Gary.

 

73

Orion Endres, AI6JB

1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383

(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C

 

What the heck does “73” mean?  73 is morse code short hand for “Best Regards” used by Ham radio operators.  It’s origin goes all the way back to the landline telegraph days.

 

 

 

From: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io <ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Peter Woodmansee
Sent: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 15:44
To: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ClubContests] California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

 

I’m on Jury call that week, but if I don’t get called in I’ll be there.  You do mean Monday the 24th, not Tuesday the 25th right?

 

Peter - WB6POT

 

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 3:06 PM Orion , AI6JB <ojendres@...> wrote:

What does everybody think about having your meeting on Monday, Sept. 25th, 2018, at the Newcastle Denny's.  Start Time 7 PM.

Orion, AI6JB


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Peter - WB6POT
 

I’m on Jury call that week, but if I don’t get called in I’ll be there.  You do mean Monday the 24th, not Tuesday the 25th right?

Peter - WB6POT

On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 3:06 PM Orion , AI6JB <ojendres@...> wrote:
What does everybody think about having your meeting on Monday, Sept. 25th, 2018, at the Newcastle Denny's.  Start Time 7 PM.

Orion, AI6JB


Event: CQP Team Meeting - Monday, 24 September 2018 #cal-invite

ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io Calendar <ClubContests@...>
 

CQP Team Meeting

When:
Monday, 24 September 2018
7:00pm to 8:00pm
(GMT-07:00) America/Los Angeles

Where:
Denny's Restaurant in Newcastle

Organizer:
ai6jb@... 916.534.8251

Description:
Proposed Agenda:

  • Finalize Goals & Objectives
  • Finalize Site Selection
  • Go over schedule/plan
  • Confirm Team Members and Operating Schedule
  • Coordinate Equipment
  • Draft Operating Plan


CQP Goals #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

Hi Everyone,

All the literature out there says to be successful in Radio Sport (contesting), we should set some goals.  After looking at the CQP and 3830Scores.com results for the past three years, some possible SMART* goals might be:
  1. Set the Placer County Record for M/M LP
  2. Finish in the Top 10 Multi-Multi Expedition List (2017 > 12 pts, 2016 > 6,400 pts, 2015 > 38k)
  3. Get all 58 multipliers
  4. Make 600 Phone QSOs (i.e. 20 QSOs/hr average for 30 hrs)
  5. Make 200 CW QSOs (i.e. +/- 7 QSOs/hr average for 30 hrs)
  6. Run two (2) stations for all 30 hours.

Let’s get a discussion going.    Got a goal to add? Think we should delete one, or two?  Post any comments or suggestions.  I'll compile suggestions for next week's meeting.

 

Some may suggest these goals are rigged for success.  I say let’s grab some low hanging feathers for our cap.  For example, currently there is no record set for Placer County M/M LP or last year there were only seven (7)  M/M stations state wide and only six (6) in the county expedition.  These are by no means a guarantee.  Years past there was much more competition.


A CW goal is included because I noticed the successful stations have a CW score.  This may be our most challenging goal.  So, brush up on your CW or better yet, if you know of a ringger with a fast fist, recruit them.


73
Orion Endres, AI6JB
1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383
(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C

*  -  SMART means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Bob Brodovsky K6UDA
 

I’m in.
73,
Bob Brodovsky (K6UDA)
The K6UDA Radio Show on YouTube
Elmer with Attitude
(916) 871-0726





On Sep 18, 2018, at 15:06 PM, Orion , AI6JB <ojendres@...> wrote:

What does everybody think about having your meeting on Monday, Sept. 25th, 2018, at the Newcastle Denny's.  Start Time 7 PM.

Orion, AI6JB


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

What does everybody think about having your meeting on Monday, Sept. 25th, 2018, at the Newcastle Denny's.  Start Time 7 PM.

Orion, AI6JB


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...>
 

Yes, Monday would be better.

Gary


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

Gary,

 

Would Monday be a better day?

 

Orion

 

From: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io <ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Gary KC3PO
Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018 20:04
To: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ClubContests] California QSO Party Team Meeting

 

I think the idea of a meeting is a good one. Tuesday night is a really tough for me, but I'll do my best to be there.

Looks like it might just be the two of us if I'm able to make it! Lol.

- Gary, KC3PO


Re: California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Gary KC3PO <kc3po@...>
 

I think the idea of a meeting is a good one. Tuesday night is a really tough for me, but I'll do my best to be there.

Looks like it might just be the two of us if I'm able to make it! Lol.

- Gary, KC3PO


California QSO Party Team Meeting #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

Hey CQP Team,

I thought we should meet once before the big weekend.  How does Tues., Sept. 25th, at 7 PM in the Newcastle Denny’s Restaurant?

The agenda is as follows:

  1. Finalize Goals & Objectives
  2. Finalize Site Selection
  3. Go over schedule/plan
  4. Confirm Team Members and Operating Schedule
  5. Coordinate Equipment
  6. Draft Operating Plan

If I missed something, please let me know and I’ll get it on the list.

73
Orion Endres, AI6JB
1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383
(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C


California QSO Party Rules #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

Hey CQP Team,

Every contest has rules and the CQP is no different.  Everyone should be familiar with the rules, so here they are:  http://www.cqp.org/Rules.html

 


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  I am sure someone will be able to answer it.


73
Orion Endres, AI6JB
1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383
(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C


Re: Wikis and the CQP Wiki Page #cqp

Orion, AI6JB
 

Thank you !

 

Feel free to add your insights to contesting or any other helpful information.

 

I am hoping we can get some experienced contesters to post some of their strategies, tips, and hints.

 

73

Orion Endres, AI6JB

1201 Wood Oak Court, Roseville, CA 95747-7383

(916) 788-8251 H \\ (916) 534-8251 C

 

What the heck does “73” mean?  73 is morse code short hand for “Best Regards” used by Ham radio operators.  It’s origin goes all the way back to the landline telegraph days.

 

 

 

From: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io <ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io> On Behalf Of Dennis - WU6X
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 08:28
To: ClubContests@w6ek.groups.io
Subject: Re: [ClubContests] Wikis and the CQP Wiki Page #cqp

 

Great job on the Wiki, Orion. It seems to be working great!!
73, Dennis


Re: Wikis and the CQP Wiki Page #cqp

Dennis - WU6X
 

Great job on the Wiki, Orion. It seems to be working great!!
73, Dennis