The ARRL 10-Meter Contest is this weekend, December 9-10, 2017. Full rules for the ARRL 10-Meter Contest can be found here at http://www.arrl.org/10-meter.
The ARRL 10-Meter Contest is important to Athens County Amateur Radio Association (ACARA) members for two reasons:
1. The club participates in the ARRL 10-Meter Contest as a club, in the Affiliated Club Competition. When you prepare your 10-Meter Contest entry, simply list “Athens County ARA” in the “Club Name” field and your score will count toward the ACARA’s Affiliated Club Competition score.
2. The ACARA member submitting the highest score in the ARRL 10-Meter Contest will win the coveted NC8V Memorial Trophy which is presented annually in recognition of the life and accomplishments of past-member John Cornwell, NC8V (SK). The current holder of the NC8V Memorial Trophy is Josh Cash, KE8EAS, who earned this prestigious honor during his first year as a radio amateur.
I will be announcing the winner of the NC8V Memorial Trophy at the December 19 ACARA Holiday Dinner (link) so please send me the number of stations you worked and your calculated score prior to Monday, December 18.
I hope to hear you on the air during the ARRL 10-Meter Contest–good luck!
Eric McFadden, WD8RIF
President, Athens County Amateur Radio Association
UPDATE 2017-12-13: Yes, propagation on 10m was miserable during the weekend of the ARRL 10-Meter Contest. However, I strongly encourage all ACARA members who made any 10-Meter Contest QSOs to please do submit their contest entries to the ARRL because every QSO will help the ACARA in the Affiliated Club Competition. As a reminder, list “Athens County ARA” in the club field in your submission. The ARRL 10-Meter Contest rules can be found here: http://www.arrl.org/10-meter. The online submission tool can be found here: http://contest-log-submission.arrl.org/. The deadline for submission is December 15, 2017.
Also, for the NC8V Memorial Trophy, please send me (firstname.lastname@example.org) a report including the number of QSOs you made in the ARRL 10-Meter Contest and your calculated score.