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NCCC Award Program
NCCC sponsors a number of Club awards for members, non-members and for a variety of Contests.

Worked All California Counties Award (W.A.C.C.)
The Northern California Contest Club sponsors the WACC award for stations working all 58 California counties.  An excellent way to do this is during the annual CQP (California QSO Party) held the first weekend of October.  Questions can be answered by Fred Jensen, K6DGW

5 Meg Award Program
The 5 Meg award has generated a lot of interest since it started in July 1986. This award is intended to give recognition for sustained efforts by NCCC members.  All too often club members compete with moderate stations, year-in and year-out without a reasonable chance actually to win major awards. The Five Million Point Award is designed to rectify this situation.  This award is issued on a once-per-person basis. From time to time, the rules and standings will be published in the JUG.  Any questions about the rules, or of any points totals should be addressed to Chris Tate, N6WM.

California QSO Party Awards
Each year 35 plaques are awarded to participants in the CQP contest. In addition, anyone submitting a log with 100 or more QSOs receives a personalized Certificate. Details can be found on the CQP website.

Sweepstakes-Related Awards
Each year a number of awards are given out for achievement during the annual ARRL November Sweepstakes contest.

KB Awards - these are Individual awards, based on total SS QSOs (CW plus SSB).

  • KB-500 = Certificate for at least 500 QSOs
  • KB-1000, 2000, 2500, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, etc. = Inscribed Plaque for 1st time winner; Certificate afterwards.
400K Club Award - given to any Individual or Station producing at least 400,000 points in SS. Can be CW, SSB, or both modes.

Big Gun Award - Individual award. Top SS point producer. Can be CW, SSB, or both modes.
Little Gun Award - Individual award. Top SS point producer. QRP/LP. Not exceeding tribander + wires. Can be CW, SSB, or both modes.
Gavel Bearer Award - Station award. Top SS point producer. Can be CW, SSB, or both modes.
Jughead Award - QSOs with other NCCC members. Highest # or %.

Jim Maxwell Sweepstakes Award
In memory of Jim Maxwell, W6CF, a plaque is awarded annually by the NCCC to the individual who has made the greatest contribution to the club's Sweepstakes effort. This award was sponsored by W6NL and K6BL for many years, but is now part of the NCCC annual awards program. It is presented at the annual Awards Banquet in March.

Past Winners include:

2005 Marc, W6ZZZ
2006 Marc, W6ZZZ
2007 Marc, W6ZZZ
2008 Bob, N6WG
2009 Jack, KF6T
2010 Chris, N6WM
2011 Bob, K6XX

Note: Just for reference, there is another award honoring the memory of Jim Maxwell.  It is not sponsored by NCCC, but is included here for completeness.  It's the Jim Maxwell Memorial Trophy awarded annually to the highest scoring single operator, operating unassisted, within the state of California, in the ARRL CW DX Contest. This large, beautiful trophy, originated by Jim Neiger, N6TJ, was first awarded in April 2005 at the IDXC meeting in Visalia.  Each year since then a new winner is inscribed on the trophy base, as it changes hands.


Jim Maxwell Memorial Trophy

Dan, N6MJ - 2011 Winner

Recent winners (all recognized at past April IDXC meetings):

2004 Dan, N6MJ
2005 Bob, K6XX
2006 Dick, N6AA
2007 Bob, K6XX
2008 Bob, N6TV
2009 Dan, N6MJ
2010 Bob, K6XX
2011 Dan, N6MJ

CQ WW DX Awards
Founder's Award - In honor of NCCC Co-Founder Jim Neiger (N6TJ). Single Operator award for highest combined scores (CW + SSB) in CQ WW DX contest. The winner must be an NCCC member, inside the 175-mile club membership circle.

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K6RU Memorial Trophy - Honoring strong NCCC supporter Cam Pierce (K6RU). Station award for the Top Scoring California Multi-Multi station. Both modes needed (CW + SSB).

Annual Operating Awards

  • Contester-Of-The-Year
  • Contesting Coordinator
  • Elmer Award
  • Inspiration Award
  • Leopard Award
  • Most Improved Contester
  • MVP
  • Operating Excellence - CW Mode
  • Operating Excellence - RTTY Mode
  • Operating Excellence - SSB Mode
  • President's Award
  • Recruiter-Of-The-Year
  • Rover-Of-The-Year
  • Rookie-Of-The Year
  • Station Host-Of-The-Year
  • Software Support
  • Team Builder

NCCC-Sponsored Awards
ARRL RTTY Roundup
NCCC sponsors the annual plaque for the Pacific Division, Single Operator High Power winner.

CQ WW RTTY
NCCC sponsors the annual CQ WW DX RTTY Club Competition plaque.

New England QSO Party
NCCC sponsors the annual plaque for the top California/Nevada score.

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