Thanks to all for your participation in the 2007 NS Ladder
Competition. We now have a Thursday night following of nearly 100
contesters who consider this 30 minute sprint the highlight of their
contesting calendar. We will continue Thursday Night Madness every
Thursday night of the year, including holiday seasons at the same
local times as the ladder (0230Z through October). When the time
changes in Nov., it will start at 0330Z. Rules change each week to
prepare for NAQP, NA Sprint, CQP, ARRL SS. Other weeks will be some
form of NS rules. Keep posted.
NCCC SPRINT EVENTS continues this week, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY with CW
NA QSO Party Rules
AUG. 2, 3 local date in North America; Aug. 3, 4 Zulu time.
This week, we'll use the real NAQP rules for the Thursday and Friday practices
30 minutes starting at 0230Z, and all bands, 160 thru 10m!
-- Start 0230Z (1930 PDT, 2030 MDT, 2130 CDT 2230 EDT)
NAQP RULES: (NO DUPES on the same band)-- CW only, 100 watts, mults
count on each band.
BANDS: 10 thru 160m: -- near 40 Khz from the bottom, except: 1815; +/-5.
(Practice moving mults to 10/15m). In the summer there can be strange
openings on the high bands.
The schedule of Thursday (sometimes Friday also) events through
October is now posted on the NEXT NS page at:
General rules and further info at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/
-- Report scores near 3610 LSB after the practice, at 0300Z (8 PM PDT) on
the weekly NCCC contest net), or send your score directly to the 3830
Template available at the NS page. I've requested 3830 score posting
page from WA7BNM, but no response so far. I don't rate any
significance with him.
Next week, Aug. 10, NS rules (dupes OK after one intervening
QSO,) on 20m only, 30 minutes (0230-0300Z). The focus of this
week's event is to practice INTENSE S & P skills on one band
only. Don't worry, we'll return to NS two band rules after NAQP SSB.
80 and 160m will be added back in the autumn. This schedule is not
set in concrete. If you have novel ideas, pls send me your suggestions.
CU, N6RO firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Keeler Tenor Banjo & Guitar
Leader, Devil Mountain Jazz Band; owner, Jazz Nut Records
Director, Cline Wine & Jazz Festival; Third Saturday each July
Friends of Jazz Concerts/Dance, Third Saturday monthly in Danville,CA
5480 Sellers Ave, Oakley, CA 94561
Tel 925-625-2707 FAX 925-625-9403
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