[CQ-Contest] SNS Thursday-No Dupes

Mike Wetzel mjwetzel at comcast.net
Wed May 20 07:20:13 PDT 2009

Announcing the NCCC's (Northern California Contest Club) weekly Thursday
night running of the SNS.


The Slow Speed NS practice is from 0200z to 0215z (Friday UTC, Thursday
local time).  That's starting at 10:00pm EDT, 9:00pm CDT, 8:00pm MDT and
7:00pm PDT, local time Thursday.


Since activity has really taken off in both the NS and the SNS, I am
recommending that the regular stations drag your feet for a second or two
(remember to wait for an acknowledgement) before dumping in your call to a
CQ to see if a newbie is answering the same CQ.  It has been brought to my
attention that it is difficult (especially with current conditions) that
small stations (wires and stealth antennas) have a hard time getting the
jump balls.  If you don't hear a CQ send a CQ and don't worry about the
couplet since this is only practice and hopefully an introduction to sprints
for newbies.  I think stations might answer a CQ more likely than call CQ
themselves.  With that said remember that newbies are listening get up the
nerve to jump in so don't hesitate to make Q's.  


A special thanks to the high speed regulars who make the SNS go!


Bands will be 40 and 80 meters (around 3537 to 3543 and 7037 to 7043).
Recommended maximum speed of 23 WPM.


This week we will follow the regular NS and not allow dupes on the same
band.  This is a test just for this week.


NS 0230z to 0300z this week regular NS Sprint Rules CW except (no dupes
allowed) See N6ZFO's announcement.


NS Home:  http://www.ncccsprint.com/default.htm


Sites to help everyone for sprint contests.





Mike W9RE


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