[CQ-Contest] NCCC Sprint Ladder Wk 2

Bill Haddon haddon.bill at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 12:06:24 PDT 2009

The first week of NCCC Sprint Ladder was a huge success, with about 50
stations participating.  If you like the challenge of sorting calls out with
5 or 6 stations calling you, this contest is worth a try.  see

Join us this Thursday night (in US) 0230-0300Z Fri. UTC around 14040, 7040,
and 3540 for Wk 2 of the Ladder.  Power limited to 100w maximum; special
newcomers category, and as always CA wine prizes (or suitable substitute) to
winners in each of four divisions.  Mike, W9RE, runs the SNS or Slow NS 30
min prior on the same frequencies.  Same format, but 20 wpm max.

While a high percentage of stations submit their scores to
www.hornucopia.com/3830score , it's not a requirement to do so. . . fine
just to join in for fun, which is what the Ladder team emphasizes as its
first goal.

Here's a revised "quick start" guide for the contest:

) Show up Thurs night in vicinity of 14040, 7040 3540 with 100 w or less CW
            0230-0200 Z (Friday UTC)
            1930-2000 PDST (Thursday night in NA)
            2030-2100 MDST
            2130-2200 CDST
            2230-2300 EDST

Use for example, the NA Sprint module in your logging program -- see
http://www.ncccsprint.com/software.htm for additional suggestions.

2) Send one of the following  Sprint-type CW Exchanges:

        A.  Responding to CQ NS:    [His/Her Call]  [Ser. #]  [Your Name]
[Your QTH] (state, province, Country) [your call]
                      -- expect immediate responses on same frequency, for
which you use exchange "B"
        B.  Sending a CQ: when a station answers,
                                     [his/her call]  [your call] [Ser #]
[Your Name] [Your QTH]

3) QSY one KHz or more and work another station: Dupes OK after 1
intervening Q on same band, immediately if QSY to a 2nd band.
4) Go at a frantic pace for half an hour then maybe join us on 3610, NCCC
Contest NEt (N6RO) if you're in the West.
5) Calculate your score:
            (#Q's ) x (# Mults per band)  = Total Score.
      Also see:  N4AF's score calculator at
6) If you wish, post your score at http://www.hornucopia.com/3830score
7) Relax and recover.
8) After you're hooked on this weekly Thursday contest, read the details and
nuances at :  www.ncccsprint.com

73 Bill n6zfo
Contest Director
NCCC Sprint Ladder

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