[CQ-Contest] Announcing NSL XV (week 1 of the ladder is Thursday evening)

Matt Murphy matt at nq6n.com
Wed Aug 1 15:23:00 PDT 2012

*Announcing the NS Ladder XV.  Week one of the new ladder is on Friday
August 3rd (0230Z) which is Thursday evening for those of us in the US.*

*For this ladder we're adding 15m to the mix.  *

See the schedule below  The rightmost column indicates the Saturday contest
following that week's ladder. Please add these to your calendar and pass
this along to others who you think might enjoy participating.

NSL XV - August/September 2012
Week 1
0230-0300 NAQP CW Week 2
0230-0300   Week 3
0230-0300   Week 4
0230-0300   Week 5
0230-0300   Week 6
0230-0300 NAS CW Week 7
0230-0300   Week 8
NS Ladder XV - "Contesting on the Edge".

*Date & Time:*

1930 Pacific 2030 Mountain 2130 Central 2230 Eastern
Time -- Thursday Night
30 minutes exactly.

Great prep for NA Sprints and multiple chances to win the famous W0YK
Wine (www.munsvineyard.com)

- 160, 80, 40, 20 and 15m 40 KHz up from band edge or 1815 [please spread
- 100 watts maximum
- Sprint format,
- mults per band
- 1 KHz QSY rule.
- Contact stations once per band i.e. no same-band duplicate Q's.
- Score reports to http://www.hornucopia.com/3830score/ (Tks, WA7BNM)

[Note we will request logs from time to time to verify accuracy]

Rules: http://www.ncccsprint.com/ladder.html
Schedule: http://www.ncccsprint.com/next_ns.html

Important rules:
1) Strictly observe the time limits . . see
http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html paragraph "Time".
2) After 2nd Q of couplet, please leave a pause for the cq'ing
stn to ask for fills.

Setup: Hank, W6SX, has generously provided the F-Key configuration
file he uses for N1MM, both for the CW and RTTY Sprint to serve as
examples of a successful SO1V configuration. Links below.

CW: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7933320/ns/f-key%20files/ns.mc

Awards: Bottles of CA Pinot Noir wine from the famous W0YK vineyard
awarded [alternate prizes for those <21] by a weighted random drawing.
Thus from an awards standpoint, no SO1R "penalty" in this contest.
Note: our downloadable score base, available weekly and flagged for
SO2R use, allow a participant to generate personalized rankings by
selectable criteria. Minimum 5 weeks required for awards. .
additional entries in drawing table for 1st, 2nd place scores in
division and for perfect 8-wk participation. Divisions . . see map at

nccc-blue reflector: All are invited to join this low-volume
reflector for discussing NS and NS Ladder topics. Sign up at:
http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue Phil, W6PK will see
your request.

73 Matt NQ6N, Guest Contest Director

questions to nq6n at arrl.net
or any Advisory Group member. N6ZFO, N4AF, N6WM, K6UFO, W4NZ, K4BAI,
W9RE, N3BB and W0BH

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