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Rappahanock chapter meeting at the Goat Farm

The meeting was more or less called to order around 10:30 with Ken K4ZW
officiating. There was no business to discuss so we went right to
individuals discussing their recent activities. In addition to many regulars
in attendance Steve NY3A and Fred K3ZO joined us.

W4IM John - Has been slowly rebuilding his shack. Meanwhile he's been
operating from NI4VA in Caroline Cty VA. John was also active with the
Fredericksburg club K4TS from Curtis Park in Stafford County for field day.

NR4M wins M2 NA CQWW 2010 RTTY!

NR4M wins M2 NA CQWW 2010 RTTY!

Operators were K3NC, K4EC, K4GM, K4ZW, K7SV, N3ZV, NR4M.

Article from CQ Magazine

CQWW WPX Contest, CW (2012)

Another terrific CQWPX CW has come and gone. It's going to be hard to beat this one. First we had four new folks operating with us. Aurelio PC5A and Frank ON9CC included a stay with us after Dayton. Hans PB2T/NB2T who is in the area on temporary assignment stopped by on Sunday. And last, but certainly not least, Pete N4ZR spent the weekend. Then, we can talk about conditions, but I think it's all been pretty well said. Ten could have been a bit better, but that probably would have been at the expense of 80 and maybe 160.

CQ WW WPX CW Contest

The contest rules can be found here:

Russian DX Contest (2012)

Between logger problems and condx it was an interesting weekend. Despite Murphy's best efforts, we did have some fun. As noted by others it was primarily a 40/20 meter contest. There are 24 Qs, a couple of oblasts and possibly a few more DX mults not included in this summary.

NR4M won USA M/M in CQWW WPX CW 2011

NR4M (15,071 mil) won the USA M/M beating NQ4I (13.415 mil) by almost 2 mil points.


To quote Charles Dickens, "the best of times the worst of times".
As always we enjoyed great camaraderie with great friends at the Goat Farm
during the weekend, but some had more fun than others while playing radio!
In addition to the regular crew, Jack W0UCE and Dan N3ND graced us with
their presence during the weekend. It's always great to have new folks show
up, especially characters such as these coming from NC and SC!

CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest - 2012

CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest - 2012. Steve, NR4M works on 40m in the second day of the contest as 40m opens to Europe.

ARRL International DX Contest, CW

The ARRL International DX CW Contest runs from 0000 UTC Saturday, February 18 through 2359 UTC Sunday, February 19, 2012.

Complete rules and forms can be found online at

NR4M achieves CQWW CW station best

Everything pretty well came together station-wise for the contest and the
propagation deities really favored us this time around. 10 thru 40 were
great all weekend. 80 was terrific Friday night, but not so much Saturday
night. Jim W4PRO did a terrific job milking top band for multipliers and
what Qs were available. The flux was down some, but that probably helped the
low bands while ten meters was open world-wide.



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