This week we resume the NS Ladder format practice sessions.
This will help us prepare for the RTTY NA SPRINT on March 8.
A 20 minute RTTY sprint practice will be held on Thursday night, half
an hour before the CW NS:
0200 to 0220Z, Feb. 28; Thursday night in NA, 6 PM PST, etc.
Another session on Thursday, March 6.
There will also be a practice on Friday night, March 7, using the NA
There are two main differences between the NCCC Sprints and NA Sprint:
In NS, power is limited to 100w, and mults count on all bands, no
dupes (both formats).
For this upcoming RY practice, use 80, 40, 20m; up 80+ Khz. from the
bottom of the band.
These practices are for experienced sprinters on cw to learn a new mode,
and for RTTY contesters to learn the sprint format, with the QSY
rule. Also a chance
to try out the newly popular 2Tone decoder or check out your station setup.
You need two different messages in sprint, one when acquiring a
frequency: N6TR 245 KEN CA N6RO;
in a different order when vacating the freq.: N8EA N6RO 246 KEN CA.
This let's others know who is acquiring the freq.
NS rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html
These apply for the RTTY practice sprints.
Thanks to WA7BNM/N7WA for providing the 3830 score reporting each week.
If you want the Sprint RTTY practices to continue, vote by showing up
Watch for weekly announcements, we will probably change the times
later in March.
Thursday Night Diddler, N6RO
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