The Northern California Contest Club is a specialized amateur radio
club devoted to the pursuit of operating and technical excellence in radio contesting. Our
- To promote the fun, satisfaction and competitive thrill of radio
- To help our members develop their operating and technical skills to
become better contesters
- To win the club competition of major amateur radio contests
As an ARRL affiliated Club, NCCC was founded in August 1970. We have over
500 active members located throughout Northern California and parts of Nevada. NCCC counts as its members
many #1 world ranked contest winners. NCCCers are also into DXing, technical design and
construction (especially antennas), and public service.
- The only West Coast club to win the ARRL Sweepstakes unlimited club
competition, a record set 17 times, most recently 2007.
Here is the ARRL Club Competition Unlimited Gavel
for the 2005 win.
- The only West Coast club to ever win the CQ WW club competition.
- The club that has been running the premier state QSO
party, the California QSO Party (CQP) since 1974. CQP
is the most popular U.S. state QSO party and is widely entered by amateurs around the
world. Many top contesters use it as a "tune-up" event for CQWW and SS since it
opens the Fall contest season.
- The club that sponsors NS (NCCC
Thursday night 30 minute CW and RTTY contests. The goal is to engage new
contesters and give current contesters a "fix" between
official Sprints and other contests. Three special CW Ladder competitions of 5 or 8 weeks are run in the Winter Spring and Summer. Scores accumulate week-to-week and special awards are given. In the Spring and early
summer, when there are fewer major contests, NCCC runs a 12 event NS
series with published ladder results and wine awards. Click here for the NS rules and more details on the ladder.
- The club that brought you the 1996 World Radiosport Team Championship
Club meetings are usually held on the
second Monday of each month. Other meetings are held around the club territory as
organized by the clubs local chapter managers.
NCCC members stay in close touch through packet, the clubs
newsletter The JUG, via the Internet using the
clubs e-mail reflector, over the Clubs W6RGG/R
repeaters on 147.24+ and 444.200 (107.2PL), and on a Thursday night net at
3610 +/-5KHz at 8pm local time. We also have a Members Page on this site.
Membership in the NCCC provides the opportunity to work side by side
with the best. Cooperation and teamwork, coupled with a strong spirit of competition, are
the essence of NCCC accomplishments and contest victories. Our official slogan is
We would love to have you join us!
The NCCC is led by an enthusiastic group of dedicated officers and board members. If you would like more information, please contact any one of them.