See more about N1CC (Jim) at web home page http://www.jlaporta.com/N1CC/ .
DX - Do Not send IRC for QSL. My local U.S. Post Office will NOT accept them and do not offer International postage stamps for sale. IRC will be returned as they are not useful here in the Texas Republic.
2015: I am working on station upgrades and catching up on all of the things I did not get done taking part in the Centennial Challenge. The ARRL Centennial results are to come out in March 2015, and I will redo this page and information after that has been completed.
2015 Activity On-The-Air
CQ 160 Meter CW Contest: 46,683 Claimed Points, 375 QSO with 57 Mults (SOLP).
Inverted L, no receive system in place for this event.
ARRL DX CW Contest: 644,280 Points, 767 QSO, with 280 Mults, 24-Hrs (SOLP)
All new antennas in operation PRO-1B Loop for 160M RX.
CQ 160 Meter SSB Contest: 20,976 Claimed Points, 201 QSO with 48 Mults (SOLP).
Inverted L, PRO-1B working "fair" problem with amplifier for RX.
Next Planned activities: ARRL DX SSB.
The PRO-1B and 6M 3L beam are up and rotatable on the short tower. Worked K1N on 8-bands, already had Navassa on the 10-Meter band ... tedious with all of the DQRM and undisciplined callers not listening.
2014 Activity On-The-Air and Ham-Related Events
2014 was ARRL's 100th year. A special QSL for QSOs made in 2014 in the ARRL Centennial event. Please send your card with a business size self-addressed and stamped envelope (SASE) to get one of the 4' x 6" cards (Image on this page to see). All QSOs entered on LoTW. Over 1,200 paper QSL requests have been filled to date.
Christmas Carol Special Event, 2014 was the 35th consecutive year of operation in this Special Event. Link:
http://www.jlaporta.com/N1CC/n1cc2014.html Check your QSO against the list on the Carol link. There is a special QSL for contacts made during Christmas Carol. Please send your card with a business size self-addressed and stamped envelope (SASE) to get one of the 4' x 6" cards (Image on Christmas Carol page to view).
I took part in the ARRL Centennial Challenge QSO Party. I operated with a maximum of 100 Watts on CW and SSB, on RTTY the station is limited to 50 Watts. You can check your own station information by logging onto the "Leader Board" at https://centennial-qp.arrl.org/ by using your LoTW User Name and LoTW Password.
Station 1: K3/100 Force 12 C-3 at 64', 6M 3L Yagi, 160M Inverted L, 80/40 Fan Dipole NS, 80/40 Fan Dipole EW. Pro-1B Loop for reception on 160-40.
Station 2: FT-990 to DX Engineering 43' Vertical 80-10.
Here is a breakdown of N1CC operations during 2014:
Centennial QSOs: 31,213 Other QSOs: 13,257 Total QSOs: 44,470.
Total qualifying QSOs as of January 22, 2015 = 26,957 (60.71%) ... Challenge Points: 189,076.*
Other Operations 4,879 QSOs (W1AW/5 and NE5LL Calls) 2014 Total for QTH: 49,349 Contacts.
*Score reconciliation underway at HQ ARRL extended to January 22, 2015, results March(?).
Here are the non-Centennial events and results for 2014:
ARRL 160 Meter: 69,236 Pts, 448 QSO, 76 Mults, 16-Hrs, (SOALP)
ARRL 10 Meter: 333,992 Pts, 671 QSO, 166 Mults, 18-Hrs (SOQRP-Unassisted).
Number One Christmas Carol Special Event: 680 QSO, 48 ST, 7 VE, 11 DX, 13 Hrs.
ARRL SS CW: 119,880 Pts, 740 QSO, 81 Mults, 20-Hrs, SOLP.
ARRL SS Phone: 129,314 Pts, 779 QSO, 83 Mults (Sweep), 20-Hrs, SOLP.
CQWW DX CW: 1,182,060 Pts, 860 QSO, 128 Zones, 367 Countries, 29-Hrs SOAB(A) LP.
CA QSO Party: 103,240 Pts, 750 QSO, 58 Mults, 20-Hrs.Results: #1 TX LP, #2 TX All, #4 USA LP, #11 USA
NY QSO Party: 9,776 Pts, 131 QSO, 47 Mults, 7-Hrs. (Pending Results)
CQWW SSB: 1,001,112 Pts, 878 QSO, 107 Zones, 306 Countries, 24-Hrs SOAB(A) LP.
CWOps Open: 34,471 Pts, 351 QSO, 283 Mults, 7-Hrs (SOLP). Results: SECC Team, 2d CWOps Open Team.
TN QSO Party: 9,600 Pts, 69 QSO, 50 Mults, 3-Hrs (SO Mixed LP). Results: #8 USA, #2 TX
AR QSO Party: 538 Pts, 19 QSO 13 Mults, 3-Hrs (SOLP) (Not Submitted)
SC QSO Party: 432 Pts, 22 QSO 13 Mults, 2-Hrs (SOLP). (Not Submitted)
Salmon Run: 11,400 Pts, 133 QSO, 30 Mults, 6-Hrs (SOLP) Results: #12 World-Wide, #1 in TX
TX QSO Party: 295,464 Pts, 792 QSO, 156 Mults, 15-Hrs (SOLP) Results: #3 in Class SO-MIX
NAQP SSB: 66,600 Pts, 600 QSO, 111 Mults (SOLP) Results: #59 USA, #5 in TX
Kansas QSO Party: 180 Pts, 7 QSO, 5 Mults (SOLP) (Not Submitted)
Ohio QSO Party: 5,457 Pts. 72 QSO, 51 Mults (SOLP) (Not Submitted)
Colorado QSO Party: 8,256 Pts, 65 QSO 43 Mults (SO Mixed LP)Results: #3 Out-of-State, #1 TX
IARU HF World Championship: 336,380 Pts, 900 QSO, 121 Mults (SO Mixed LP) Results: #3 West Gulf, #1 NTX
NAQP RTTY: 368 Pts, 112 QSO, 30 Mults (SOLP) (Not Submitted)
Alabama QSO Party: 4,698 Pts, 57 QSO, 36 Mults (28 Counties) (SOLP) Results: #12 Out-of-State USA, #1 TX
ARRL June VHF QSO Party: 2,646 Pts, 63 QSO, 42 Grids (SOLP CW) Results: #17 West Gulf, #7 in NTX
ARRL Field Day: Class 2E 3,606 Pts, 1,100 QSO. Results: #11 in USA and #1 in NTX
HamCom in Plano Texas June 2014 Attendee:
Eric, WA6HHQ CEO of Elecraft and Jim, Keith, NM5G presents Jim, N1CC with the
N1CC discuss K3/100 and Mount Shasta. 3rd Place SOLP TX Plaque for the 2013
Eric has flown next to the mountain many TQP at HamCom 2014
times, met at HamCom 2014.
CQ WPX CW: (NE5LL) 1,211 QSO, 630 Mults, 1,697,850 Pts (SOLP[A]). Results: #1 5th Call Area #7 in NA
Georgia QSO Party: 47,291 Pts, 225 QSO, 131 Mults (101 Counties), 12 Hrs.Results: Winner US/VE Mixed
Florida QSO Party: 160,920 Pts, 428 QSO, 108 Mults (67 Counties), 16 Hrs. (Pending Results)
ARRL DX CW: 1,096 QSO, 278 DXCC Countries, 901,554 Pts (SOLP)Results: West Gulf #2 and North NTX #1
CQ WPX SSB: (NE5LL) 1,300 QSO, 710 Mults, 2, 218,750 Pts (SOLP[A]).Results: USA #3, W5 #1, Texas #1
ARRL DX SSB: 980 QSO, 261 DXCC Mults, 755,595 Pts (SOLP)Results: West Gulf #3 and NTX #1
North Carolina QSO Party: 148 QSO, 63 NC Counties (SOLP) Results: #7 SO Out-of-State, #1 for Texas
First Centennial Round from Texas: QSOs made as W1AW/5 Texas 2,367 on 17M CW Only, 100 Watts.
Notes: I do not participate in eQSL, QRZ Log, or Logbook. Frankston is located in TWO Texas counties. I am in Henderson County, not Anderson.
Opinion: I prefer real operating on the air, and am not into Internet or Social Networking. The new concept of "Remote" where people use a station many miles or thousands of miles from where they actually are is interesting, however, not something that I would consider doing under normal conditions. It is my opinion that those stations should have to be assigned a special honor-bound category of "Remote" and scored in a different category than conventional physical site + operator stations, so that people you call know you are "spoofing" your actual physical location at a virtual site. (Recent ARRL and CQ Contest Changes aside, I prefer the "old" method... be THERE!)
I will QSL via the ARRL Bureau system, direct, and LoTW.