[CQ-Contest] CW Sprint Practice Tonight

Dean Wood n6de at comcast.net
Thu Jan 27 10:31:43 EST 2005

The NCCC invites all of you to participate in tonight's CW Sprint practice.

CW Sprint Practice:
Thursday, January 27 ; 7:30pm-8:00pm PST
[In UTC: Friday, January 28 ; 03:30Z-04Z]

Suggested frequencies: 3545, 7045, 14045 kHz +/-
Note these are 5kHz higher than the suggested frequencies in the rules. 
  This is in an attempt to encourage us to stay away from the 7040 kHz 
QRP calling frequency, and standardize our practice Sprint CW 
frequencies at 45 kHz above the bottom of the band.  Please be courteous 
to ongoing QSOs.

Sprint practice rules:
We'll go by the actual Sprint rules.

Helpful guides on how to operate a Sprint contest:
The Sprint Survival Web Page - http://web.jzap.com/n6tr/sprint.html
CW Sprinting - Beginners Guide - http://www.contesting.com/articles/198
K5TR's practice audio - http://www.kkn.net/~k5tr/audio/sprint_practice/
How to finish a CW Sprint QSO -

Sprint mini-contest practice sessions are great to:
*Try getting into the rhythm of a Sprint contest
*Reduce Sprint intimidation factor
*Test logging software and different exchange function keys, CW keying
interface, and RFI in the shack
*Practice using 2 radios in a Sprint environment

-Dean - N6DE

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