[CQ-Contest] NA RTTY Sprint

Hank Greeb n8xx at arrl.org
Wed Mar 9 08:42:36 PST 2011


Does this mean you waive the rule "CQ and move" for newbies?  Seems like 
this could confuse the op who assumes he/she has the frequency after 
answering a CQ.

72/73 de n8xx Hg

On 3/9/2011 9:47 AM, "Ed Muns" <ed at munsvineyard.com> wrote:
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> Date:    Tue, 8 Mar 2011 05:45:35 -0800
> From:    "Ed Muns" <ed at munsvineyard.com>
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] NA RTTY Sprint
> To: <cq-contest at contesting.com>
> Make plans to operate the NA RTTY Sprint this coming Saturday (00-04z 
> Sunday, 13 March).  If the sprint format is troublesome or you think 
> you lose too many "jump balls", just find a clear frequency and CQ.  
> The other stations will find you (and, will want your QSO!) without 
> you having to first win a short pileup.  Work a station there, then 
> QSY at least 5 kHz and CQ again.  Once you feel comfortable with this, 
> you can try answering a CQ and then staying on the frequency to work 
> one more station.  Also, as each band gets worked out by stations, 
> everyone will be looking for new ones to work and the pileups will 
> diminish.  Low Power and QRP stations will do fine in amongst the High 
> Power stations with these approaches, especially as bands get worked out.
> Get together with others an form a team.  It is fun and increases the 
> participation which this short contest needs.  The Sprints are great 
> events to build operating skill.  The QSY format takes some time to 
> get used to, so if you are new to it, just take it slow and progress 
> as described above. Some operators set their two VFOs 10 kHz apart so 
> they can be sure of adhering to the 5 kHz QSY rule by simply swapping 
> VFOs after their "CQ QSO". If nothing else, swapping VFOs leaves your 
> last frequency visible so you can be sure you are 5 kHz away as you 
> tune for a new CQ frequency (or 1 kHz away if you call another CQing 
> station).
> There will be a practice session on Friday evening, NA time 
> (0230-0300z Saturday, 12 March) for checking out setups and practicing 
> the contest format.  I look forward to seeing lots of new stations 
> participating Saturday!
> 73,
> Ed - W0YK
> NCJ NA RTTY Sprint Manager

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