[CQ-Contest] SNS Thursday
mjwetzel at comcast.net
Wed Mar 10 07:27:57 PST 2010
Please keep your speed to between 18 to 26 WPM. Suggest using 18WPM for
the first 10 minutes then increase as you see fit.
Announcing the NCCC's (Northern California Contest Club) weekly Thursday
night running of the SNS.
Activity has picked up quite a bit in the past several months so I am
suggesting to hesitate just a second or two and see if in response to a CQ
is a newbie that may not win the jump ball (with you). Go ahead and call if
no station is heard.
The Slow Speed NS practice is from 0200z to 0220z+ (Friday UTC, Thursday
local time). That's starting at 9:00pm EST, 8:00pm CST, 7:00pm MST and
6:00pm PST, local time Thursday. Remember the local time change for next
week. For all states but AZ and HI time will be one hour later local time.
20 m 14037-14043
40 m 7040-7047
80 m 3537-3543
In general spend 5 minutes on each band starting with 20.
DUPES: No same band dupes. You may work the same station on a different
POWER: 100 watt limit.
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 to get up the nerve to
jump in so don't hesitate to make Q's. Also since this is only a practice
you can go past the 15 minute time suggestion.
NS 0230z to 0300z this week. See N6RO announcement.
Sites to help everyone for sprint contests.
More information about the CQ-Contest