[CQ-Contest] RTTY NCCC Sprint on Thursday (in NA), NO DUPES, 15-80m

Ken Keeler kenkeeler at jazznut.com
Tue Aug 20 20:57:22 EDT 2013

The  30 minute RTTY sprint practice continues on Thursday, one hour 
before the CW NS Ladder this week.

Next NS-RY:  0130 to 0200Z, Aug. 23;  Thursday night in NA, 630 PM PDST, etc.
For this upcoming RY practice, use 80, 40, 20, 15m;  up 80+ Khz. from 
the bottom of the band.

This week we will continue the NS Ladder format, where NO DUPES rules apply.
This will get us used to the routine for the RTTY NS Ladder starting 
on Sept. 6,
and allow those who do not have SO2R capability to make a more 
competitive score.
And, 15m may still be open in the 01Z hour to much of USA,  so let's 
start there;
  80m for locals in last two minutes.  100w max.

Slow speed CW NS continues at 0200Z for 15 minutes.

These 30 minute practices are  for experienced sprinters on cw to 
learn a new mode,
and for RTTY contesters to learn the sprint format.  Also a chance
to try out the newly popular 2Tone decoder.

There are two main differences between the NCCC Sprints and NA Sprint:
In NS, power is limited to 100w, and mults count on all bands.

You need two different messages in sprint, one when acquiring a 
frequency:  N6TR  245 KEN CA N6RO;
in a different order when vacating the freq.:  N8EA N6RO 246 KEN CA.
This let's others know who is acquiring the freq.

NS rules at: http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html
These apply for the RTTY practice sprints.

Thanks to WA7BNM/N7WA for providing the 3830 score reporting each week.

If you want the Sprint RTTY practices to continue, vote by showing up 
each Thursday.

Thursday Night Diddler, N6RO

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