*The NS Ladder Advisory group N6ZFO, N4AF, N6WM, K6UFO, W4NZ, K4BAI, W9RE,
N3BB and W0BH announces
NS Ladder XII - "Contesting on the Edge" Starting this week, Thursday
night, 0230Z (Fri Zulu)
19:30 Pacific 2030 Mountain 2130 Central 2230 Eastern Time
30:00 mins exactly.
NEW: Add 15m to the usual 160, 80, 40 , and 20m 40 KHz up from band
edge or 1815.
-- 100 watts maximum
-- Sprint format, mults per band and 1 KHz QSY rule. Contact stations
once per band i.e. no same-band duplicate Q's.
-- Score reports to
[Note we will request logs from time to time to verify accuracy]
Summer NS is an excellent practice for the Fall NAQP and CW NAS -- don't be
caught loafing in the Summer sunspot doldrums.
-- Hone your sprinting skills for the NAS
-- Perfect multi-band switching capability in preparation for NAQP,
enhanced w/ addn of 15 meters.
For rules (but add 15 meters) see: http://www.ncccsprint.com/ladder.html
For schedule see: http://www.ncccsprint.com/next_ns.html
1) Strictly obseve the time limits . . see
http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html paragraph "Time".
2) After 2nd Q of couplet, leave a pause for the cq'ing stn to ask for
fills. Essential for new participants learning the contest.
Awards: Bottles of CA Pinot Noir wine from the famous W0YK vineyard
awarded [alternate prizes for those <21] by a weighted random drawing. Thus
from an awards standpoint, no SO1R "penalty" in this contest. Note: our
downloadable score base, available weekly and flagged for SO2R use, allow a
participant to generate personalized rankings by selectable criteria.
Minimum 5 weeks required for awards. . additional entries in drawing table
for 1st, 2nd place scores in division and for perfect 10-wk participation.
Divisions . . see map at http://www.ncccsprint.com/ladder.html
Code Speed: We are not shy about high cw speeds . after all it's a sprint.
But regular participants are admonished to slow down when necessary --
actually part of the strategy for maximizing score. Speeds above 40 wpm
are discouraged but not dis-allowed. To practice the NS format in a more
relaxed setting, visit the 18-26 wpm Slow NS on 20, 40 and 80, half an hour
before the main event [N6WM, SNS Director]
nccc-blue reflector: All are invited to join this low-volume reflector for
discussing NS and NS Ladder topics. Sign up at:
http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue Phil, W6PK will see your
Final note: Howie, N4AF has a new version of his score calculation propram,
available at http://www.ncccsprint.com/ns-score.html
73 Bill n6zfo
Contest director. ?'s to firstname.lastname@example.org or any Advisory Group member.
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