[CQ-Contest] NS Wk 8

Bill Haddon - n6zfo hounds1234 at comcast.net
Wed May 2 02:12:41 EDT 2007

We're almost half way through the 2007 Spring/Summer MAdness event known as NCCC Sprint Ladder.

For Wk 8 excitement, join us Friday 0230-0300Z (Thursday night, US) 0n 20-160 m CW.  Discuss results afterwards with the NCCC Contest Net with N6RO on 3610 at 0300 Z (note new frequency).  Ken listens up-band for Generals. And please report scores to 3830 at http://www.hornucopia.com/3830score/ .  If the form isn't' up yet, be patient.

Activity and enthusiasm for NS Ladder remains higher than ever.  Results through Wk 7 now posted at ncccsprint.com, thanks to W0YK.

There's been one complaint about operating procedure:   It;s customary for the station vacating the frequency to acknowledge the exchange before moving on by a ". . " "tu" or whatever. The stations competing to be recognized for the next exchange wait for this acknowledgment.  This procedure is a guideline, not a rule so technically it 's not a required.  If the leaving station didn't copy, it's his responsibility to alert the inheriting station with a series of dits. 

But see Aug 2003 statement by N6TR at : http://lists.contesting.com/_cq-contest/2003-08/msg00036.html

in part   "In the past, some of the big gun sprint operators would split once 
they had the QSO number (assuming they knew what the name and QTH were). 
This practice has been discouraged and there are now a number of people 
who will actually REMOVE THE QSO from the log if the confirmation isn't 
heard. "

If you have an opinion about this issue, let us know.  

73 Bill n6zfo
NCCC Sprint LAdder

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