Adventist Amateur Radio Association International
2020 SDA QSO Party Stats:
  • 7- # of stations submitting scoring logs
  • 12- # of states contacted
  • 18- # of stations participating
  • 110- # of contacts made during the contest
2020 SDA QSO Party Scores for Logs Submitted:
  • N3EYF (Bill)- 111 pts.
  • K5UMH (Ray)- 133 pts
  • N4MSO (Bob)- 141 pts
  • WA5JR (John)- 144 pts.
  • K3LJP (Jim KW8T)- 186 pts.
  • WA9ZHP (Roger)- 188 pts.
  • N6RPH (Garth)- 223 pts.
  1. Only 2 points separated 2nd and 3rd place finish
  2. Only 3 points separated 4th and 5th place finish
  3. I don't know if any other countries were worked during the contest
  4. It was good to see some contacts were made with W8FEM (Dick Sowler). I heard him but was not able to make contact to enter him in my scoring log.
  5. Participation was much improved from the 2019 SDA QSO Party
Download this file (2020 SDA QSO PARTY RESULTS.xlsx)2020 QSO Results[Results (Excel Worksheet)]1014 kB

Due to the cancellation/postponement of the 2020 General Conference session, we are going to conduct our quinquennial officer election in a different manner—actually better! In the past, elections were held during the GC session at a Sunday afternoon meeting in a designated room, with perhaps 25 or 30 members in attendance. This time everyone can take part!

Right now our nominating committee is at work and we will soon reveal the names for approval. Then our secretary will be emailing a “survey monkey” to everyone for their consideration. And just as we do when we have church officer elections, only one candidate will be suggested for each position, for us to vote either up or down.

After the election, yours truly will spend time training the new officers so that we have a smooth transition come July 1.

I am truly excited about the future of AARAI! Radio conditions are showing improvement and net participation is increasing. In fact, we now have a brand-new net on Sabbath afternoons, hosted by Bob, VE7DSE. Check it out on our net listing.

Jim Hoffer, KW8T, outgoing president

AARAI CD DiskThe entire AARAI archives going back to around 1960 (AARA and AARAI newsletters, Review and Herald radio logs, Youth’s Instructor logs, and various amateur radio articles in denominational journals), are now available!

Order by sending a check for $10.00 to Jim Hoffer, KW8T, 232 Mercury Way, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411-7438.

All proceeds will go to the AARAI.

AARAI BrochureWe have a beautiful AARAI promotional brochure, free for downloading.

Save it to your hard drive and print out as many as you wish. Print out on both sides of a sheet of paper, and fold in thirds, with the AARAI logo on the outside. It's a great promotional material to always display on your church's bulletin board.

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