[CQ-Contest] 1997 NAQP Announcement

Stephen Merchant merchant at silcom.com
Sun Jul 20 08:23:39 EDT 1997

There have been no changes to the rules for the NAQPs.  The times are the
same as always.  The rules are included here. 

Good luck and see you in the contest!

73, Steve K6AW

>        1.  Please send your NAQP Team pre-registrations in prior to the
>start of the contest.  Send CW Teams to me, K6ZZ (w9nq at ccis.com) and SSB to
>Steve, K6AW (merchant at silcom.com).
>        2.  We will both be accepting E-Mail log submissions again at the
>addresses listed.  Send your complete Log and Summary Sheet in ASCII Text
>format.  Please, no binary or special format files.  PLEASE, re-name your
files to callsign.ext -- if you leave them generic like na897cw.ext, my
mail program will probably try to write ovr them the next time someone uses
that same name.
>        3.  Please read through the rules.  There have been a few minor
>changes made.
>        4.  Above all, have fun!
>                  1997 North American QSO Party Rules
>1) Eligibility: Any licensed radio amateur may enter.
>2) Object: To work as many North American stations (and/or other stations if
>you are in North America) as possible during the contest period.
>3) Entry Classification:  1) Single Operator and 2) Multi-Operator
>Two-Transmitter.  Multi Operator stations shall keep a separate log for each
>transmitter.  Multi Operator stations must have at least 10 minutes between
>band changes.  Use of helpers or spotting nets by Single Operator entries is
>not permitted. Single Operator entrants may only have one transmitted signal
>at a time. Output power must be limited to 150 watts for eligible entries.
>4) Contest periods:
>    January Contests:
>    CW: 1800 UTC January 11 to 0600 UTC January 12, 1997
>    SSB: 1800 UTC January 18 to 0600 UTC January 19, 1997
>    August Contests:
>    CW: 1800 UTC August 2 to 0600 UTC August 3, 1997
>    SSB: 1800 UTC August 16 to 0600 UTC August 17, 1997
>Multi Operator stations may operate for the entire 12 hour period.  Single
>Operator stations may operate 10 out of 12 hours.  Off times must be at
>least 30 minutes in length and must be clearly marked in the log.
>5) Mode: CW only in CW parties.  Phone only in Phone parties.
>6) Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters only.  You may work a station
>once per band.  Suggested frequencies are 1815, 3535, 7035, 14035, 21035 and
>28035 KHz (35 KHz up from band edge for Novice/Tech) on CW; and 1865, 3850,
>7225, 14250, 21300 and 28500 KHz (28450 for Novice/Tech) on SSB.  Try 10M at
>1900Z and 2000Z 15M at 1930Z and 2030Z and 160M at 0430Z and 0530Z.  Please
>avoid using the DX windows (1830-1835 KHz on 160M and 3790-3800 KHz on 80M) 
>for Non-DX QSO's.
>7) Exchange: Operator name and station location (State, Province or
>Country).  If the name sent is changed during the contest, as sometimes 
>happens with Multi-Operator stations, the name sent for each QSO must be
>entered in
>the log.
>8) Valid Contact:  A valid contact consists of a complete, correctly copied
>and legibly logged two-way exchange between a North American station and
>any another station.  Proper logging requires including the time of each
>contact.  Regardless of the number of licensed call signs issued to a given
>operator, one and only one call sign shall be utilized during the contest by
>that operator.
>9) North American Station: Defined by the rules of the CQWW DX Contests with
>the addition of KH6.
>10) Scoring: Multiply total valid contacts by the sum of the number of
>multipliers worked on each band.  Multipliers are US States (including KH6
>and KL7), Canadian Provinces/Territories (British Columbia, Alberta,
>Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova
>Scotia, PEI, Labrador, Yukon, and NWT) and other North American Countries
>(Note: do not also count USA, Canada, KH6, or KL7 as Countries).  Non-North
>American Countries do not count as multipliers, but may be worked for
>QSO credit.
>11) Reporting:  Send North American QSO Party CW logs to Bob Selbrede K6ZZ,
>6200 Natoma Ave, Mojave, CA. 93501.  Send SSB logs to Steve Merchant K6AW,
>1795 Cravens Lane, Carpinteria, CA. 93013.  Entries must be postmarked not
>later than 30 days after the contest to be eligible for awards.
>A proper entry consists of: (1) a Summary Sheet showing the number of
>valid contacts and multipliers by band, total contacts and multipliers,
>total score, team name (if any), power output, name, callsign, and address
>of the operator, station callsign and station location; (2) a complete
>legible log of all contacts (including dupes marked as such) with indication
>of all multipliers claimed; (3) a separate Dupe Sheet for each band; and (4)
>a list of all claimed multipliers worked on each band.  Logs may be 
>submitted on 3.5" disk in the form of files generated by a computer logging
>program as 
>long as they are MS-DOS compatible ASCII files consisting of all information
>in (1)-(4) above.  All entries should include a written, signed statement of
>"Fair and Ethical Operation".  All logs containing over 200 QSO's, which 
>were generated with a computer logging program, must also include a disk
copy of
>the ASCII Text log as defined above.  Complete rules, sample Log Sheets and 
>a Summary Sheet may be obtained with an SASE to K6ZZ or K6AW.
>12) Team Competition: You may wish to form a team with fellow NAQP
>participants.  If so, your team shall consist of 2 to 5 Single
>Operator stations as a single entry unit.  Clubs or other groups having more
>than 5 members may submit multiple team entries.  PRE REGISTRATION
>REQUIREMENT:  To qualify as a team entry, the team organizer should ensure
>that the name, callsign of each operator, and call sign of the station 
>operated should the operator be a guest at a station other than his own,
>(e.g. N4RJ
>op by KM9P) must be registered with K6ZZ for CW and K6AW for SSB.  The team
>registration information must be in written or telegraphic form and must be
>received before the start of the contest.  There are neither distance nor
>meeting requirements for a team entry.  The only requirement is
>pre-registration of the team.
>13) Penalties and Disqualification's:  For each unmarked duplicate QSO, you
>lose that contact plus an additional three contacts; for each QSO for which
>you are not in the other stations log, you lose that QSO plus an additional
>one contact; and for each QSO for which the log data is incorrectly copied
>in any respect, you lose that contact.  Entries with score reductions
>greater than 5 % will be disqualified.  Any entry may be disqualified for
>illegibility, illegal or non-ethical operation.  Such qualification is at
>the discretion of the NCJ Contest Review Committee.
>14) Awards: A total of five plaques will be awarded for the high score in
>each of the following categories:
>     - Single Operator CW
>     - Single Operator Phone
>     - Multi Operator CW
>     - Multi Operator Phone
>     - Single Operator Combined High Score
>Certificates of merit will be awarded to the highest scoring entrant with at
>least 200 QSO's from each State, Province, and North American Country.

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