While contesting may not be for us all we certainly have one of us that always seems to make headlines when he enters - K4NV Dennis Arnold. While most of us were neatly tucked in our beds Dennis was working the 2012 ARRL 10 meter contest. the results have just been released. He took 5th place in HP Phone in the USA and 9th place in the world. Not bad for an ole country boy...
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2011 GA QSO Party Results
Congratulations to Milton N4DA and Dennis K4NV for a strong CU performance in the 2011 Georgia QSO Party held this past April 9th and 10th 2011. It appears that Dennis has won the Phone Award, his closest competitor has less than half his score. Results are not official yet.
Dennis K4NV is once again a stand out in the NAQP. With over 1200 QSO's in a 10 hour low power effort Dennis once again brings positive attention to himself and the Country Uncles. Congratulations to Dennis for a job well done.
K4NV puts the NQ4I Super Station on the air during the ARRL 10 meter SSB contest
K4NV Dennis participate in the ARRL 10 Meter SSB contest from NQ4I as a single operator operating with high power. Dennis is 3rd in score in North America, and number 1 in the 4th call district in this category. While K4NV is number 3 in the program he is number one in our hearts. Congratulations to Dennis for a job well done in representing the Country Uncles.
K4NV and N4DA put the NQ4I Contest Station on the air in the 160 SSB contest.
As 5PM Friday approached, the Live stream video have been put on the air, the automatic ID's had been recorded, transceivers, antennas and amps checked out. All was ready for the next 48 hors as the venerable team of Milton N4DA and Dennis K4NV were ready to CONTEST. At exactly 5PM there was a flurry of activity as a number of Country Uncles logged contacts with the station. When the dust settled and the numbers were posted - the team of K4NV and N4DA had placed 3 in the US using the NQ4I contest station. See scores below and a few photos from the contest. No you do not need to change you eyeglass prescription... The were taken through the blurry eyes on the participants.
Three Country Uncles (K4NV Dennis, N4DA Milton, and K4SX Ron) participated in the NAQP SSB contest in August 2010. This is a team score as well as an individual score event. The contest is a 12 hours sprint with a limit of 10 operation hours, low power (100 Watts or less) and teams can have up to five people. Our THREE man team took 5th place in the nation. Individually, all three CU's did very well. Dennis K4NV had the highest individual score in the 4th call area. Your CU roving report reached Dennis K4NV for Comment, "We did a great job with only 3 team members out of a possible 5 and hope to fill out the team next year with a full 5 members." It is always amazing to see what can be done with great operators, great antenna systems and one CU chicken out...
KW4CC - Van Smith Wins Fall Country Uncle DX contest!
The countries have been counted and the winner declared in the FALL Country Uncle DX contest. With a very slim margin Van Smith has been declared the winner of the Contest. The reported total for Van was 126 DX countries. The rules were very simple; work as many DX countries as you could in a time limited week long contest. Once a country was worked, regardless of mode or band, it could not be counted again. Coming in close behind Van were Milton N4DA and Dennis K4NV. Other known participants were Gary W4CSW, Bill W4ASE, and Joe W4JSM. Other may have participated but did not turn in scores. Both Dennis and Milton posted very respectable totals. No Logs were required as this was a "CU Honor Based" contest. In addition, a number of last minute rule changes were proposed mid contest with little support from the CU Contest Committee. So the rules, as published at the start, were in fact the rules throughout the contest.
Congratulations to Van.
This CU reporter reached Van for comment following his win (the following comment has been edited considerably to protect the reader from...), "I stayed up two days straight and it has taken a week to recover from it - not sure I would or could do it again." Thanks to all that participated. It is rumored that another contest is in the works so stay tuned to Channel 78 (3778Khz) for fast breaking contest details.
K4NV and N4DA take the 3rd Spot
While number one in our hearts, they will be number 3 in your program, this venerable team of Country Uncles looks to be in line to take 3rd place in the CQ World Wide 160 meter SSB contest held this past February 2010. A serious accomplishment for them. Milton and Dennis teamed up again this year at Dennis' QTH to participate in the 160 meters SSB contest. Despite blown Amp fuses, and voice keyer challenges they were able to post a very respectable score and most importantly make the rest of the Country Uncles feel good. A number of Country Uncles did all they could to help them by working the duo on 160 meters - some went above and beyond - seems Milton and Dennis worked every Ham in Trion GA. - some several times! While it is not 100% official it is about as close to official as you can get - see chart below. In addition to taking 3rd in the US, it appears they will rank 13th world wide. This is a serious accomplishment we can all be proud of - Congratulations to both Dennis and Milton for a job well done.
USA Multi-Op HP
CallQSOs StPrvDXhrScore Club
N2CW1173575540412,272 South Jersey DX Assoc
K4NV(K4NV.N4DA)12635837 31 hr296,100
NK7C6715514 24:43107,226 Arizona Outlaws Cont
NI5T(@N5BG)609551428100,188 Arizona Outlaws Cont
NAQP January 16th/17th 2010
The North American QSO Party - SSB was held on January 16th 2010 starting at 1800Z and running till 0600Z January 17th 2010. A single operator could operate 10 out of the 12 contest hours and was limited in power to 100 watts. One of the Country Uncles noted for his contest participation in past was on the air and worked the contest - Dennis K4NV.
With new video technology in his shack broadcasting his every "Q" it did not take long for even the casual observer to recognize the skill it takes to contest these days. Computer logging of course makes it a bit easier than the old paper logs - assuming you can type. However, listening via the video/audio Dennis was sending out it became clear quickly that one constant has not changed over the years. The lack of ability and skill from some of the OTHER contest participants. Their inability to give their name phonetically, misspell their own name phonetically, or even give their call wrong phonetically when asked for a repeat was just astounding. Dennis displayed an unusually high level of patients in dealing with the callers. It was amazing to watch. One other thing was very clear - there are some parents out there that just hated their children - that fact solely based on the names that they gave them. I think the best one that was heard was one old fellow from TX his name was "HOT" yes that is Hotel - Oscar - Tango. Oh well, another contest in the books. Here is the results for Dennis' station.
K4NV Contest Results 1180 Contacts over the 10 hour period Dennis worked the contest 179 Multipliers For a total of 211,800 Points
Very nice job!
CQ WW SSB 2009 Contest Results... Country Uncle Style
This past weekend the CQ World Wide SSB contest was held. The Country Uncles in true CU style decided to rework the contest and participate in their own manner. With Dennis K4NV off to the NQ4I Super Contest station to participate the remaining contesting CU's decided to have their own contest with in a contest. The rules were simple - work as many countries as you can during the normal contest hours. Assisted or non assisted, high power or QRP, any Ham band it made no difference - just work as many countries as you could during the hours of the contest. Of course trying not to log any dummy contacts paced on spotting services as checkers by CQ (as some notable Hams have been accused of recently). The speed that the CU contest committe move is nothing short of miraculous in determining a winner - in fact the winner was determined at the close of the contest Sunday Night. Not months later as with the case by some other governing authorities.
And the Winner is:
Van Smith KW4CC King Whopper Four Cheeseburger Cheeseburger
Van piled up an impressive 139 countries during the contest period. Congratulations to Van for the very hard work. Others, Milton N4DA, Joe W4JSM, Gary WB4CSW and Tony KE4PK all participated but fell short of the mark set by Van. Congratulation again to Van for an outstanding performance in this years contest with in a contest.
2009 Georgia QSO Party Results
Dennis K4NV reports that the Missouri DX/Contest Club (founded by Ron Lowrance K4SX - and to which a number of Country Uncles belong to) won the 2009 Georgia QSO Party in the "Club Competition for outside Ga" category. You can visit their web site at http://www.k4sx.com/mdcc.html, or the Georgia QSO Party site at http://gqp.contesting.com/
Two Prominent Country Uncles Participate in the CQWW 160m SSB Contest
Milton Lord N4DA and Dennis Arnold K4NV participated in the recent CQWW 160 Meter SSB contest from Dennis' QTH. During the 3 day test of endurance and sleep depravation they racked up a envious total of contacts, states and countries on the Gentleman's band. Here are the particulars:
Contest - CQWW 160 Meter SSB Station K4NV Multi/Single A total of 1242 contacts Worked all 50 states 7 Canadian Provinces 39 DX countries Total Score 289,845
At this point this Country Uncle duo looks like they will place 3rd in the US. Congratulations to both Dennis and Milton for valiantly representing the Country Uncles.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The results of the Country Uncle Fall Contest are posted - Click on the sub Tab (Fall Contest Results) under Contest tab for all the files and a list of the winners.Congratulations to all the winners!
Jan 19th 2009 This past weekend was the North American QSO Party - SSB. Dennis K4NV took part in the contest as a single operator station, operating 10 hours, he made 938 contacts, with 139 multipliers all which resulted in a total score of 130,382 points. Nice work Dennis! Continued contributions to help get Dennis out of the dog house with his wife are always welcome.
The Country Uncle Fall Contest is over and the logs are due to K4JAN@countryuncledx.com The official results will be published here the first week in February
Announcing the 2008 Fall Classic Country Uncle DX Event
Your Official Flyer can be down loaded by clicking below (in PDF format)
Download and send to all of your Ham friends so we can get maximum participation
Bonus Points available for early registration see below
Official rules and Regulations
Objective To work as many DX countries of the world on Amateur Bands; 160, 80, 40, and 20 meters
Contest Period 0000 UTC October 1st thru 2400 UTC December 31st 2008
Eligibility All licensed Amateurs Radio Operators World Wide
Modes of Operation SSB, CW, and Digital Modes (RTTY, PSK31)
Entry and Power Categories Single operator, FCC maximum allowed power output
Send Call-sign and Signal Report
Receive Call-sign and Signal Report
Early Sign Up
1.While not a contest requirement, to be able to communicate with contest participants we would like for you to register for the contest. You can either do this or not. However, stations that register for the contest by October 10th will receive 10,000 bonus points on their total score. 2.Resister - simply send an email from the email account we should send contest communications to address it to email@example.com CONTEST in the subject. 3.You will receive and auto responder that indicates you have registered - print that email out and included it with your Log for your 10,000 point bonus. Inclusion of the printed email is the sole responsibility of the station claiming the bonus. Scoring
Contacts between US Amateurs are not a valid contacts and do not count as a point
For US Stations, all DX contacts outside of the USA count 1 point. For DX stations outside the US participating in the contest, all DX contacts ouside their own country count as 1 point
DX station can be worked on each mode for a single band for award purposes
Multiplier list is the ARRL DXCC Country listing (once per mode and once per band)
Same DX stations may be worked once per mode and once per band
Miscellaneous - All participants must be aware of and comply with current Band Plans and power limitations
Log Entry and Submission
Logs are required if you are competing for one of the 4 Award Plaques and/or certificates.
All logs must be submitted electronically in Cabrillo format.
We suggest using N1MM logger (free download) under log type select DX Log. This will properly score your contacts for this event.
Other Electronic Log programs may be also used. At the end of the contest period export all contacts into the N1MM log using an ADIF file format. The N1MM log program will then properly score the contest. Submit N1MM logs in Camrillo format to firstname.lastname@example.org
All logs must be submitted no later than January 30, 2009.
N4DA Participates in the South American CW Contest and Takes 6th Place World Wide on High Power...
6TH World Wide
Milton - You think this Code stuff we invented will work out - By the way thanks for the help. Sam
Samual Morse Testing with Milton
Orginal Key Design By Milton and Sam
The CQ World Wide SSB Contest is this weekend October 27th and 28th
K4NV will be operating the CQWW SSB contest Multi/Multi from NQ4I Station this weekend. Check out the NQ4I web cam on www.NQ4I.com this weekend. You might see Dennis operating. Hopefully he can represent the Country Uncles well.
NQ4I Web site - check the web cam
First "Shack of the Month" Winner
Ready for the Tower
The 911 Sign Says it all
The Country Uncle DX Club is very proud to announce this first "Shack of the Month" Winner - Get your Shack pictures in soon to be considered next month for this prestigious award.
K4NV - the Plaque presentation
May CUDXC QSO Patry Winner
Dennis "K4NV" won the first Country Uncle DX Club QSO Party in May 2007. The contest was called after 5 hours 15 mins. Dennis had 756 contacts. He received a trophy from his peers which is hanging in the K4NV hall of fame right next to the 80 meter DX contest Trophy held December 2006.
Resuts from the First CUDXC 80 Meter DX Contest
Dennis "K4NV" won the first Country Uncle DX Club 80 meter DX contest held December 2006.
K4NV racked up 288 contacts and had 59 countries. He received a trophy from his peers which is hanging in the K4NV hall of fame. Everyone who participated had a big time.