[CQ-Contest] RTTY NCCC Sprint on Thursday (in NA)

Ken Keeler kenkeeler at jazznut.com
Tue Mar 5 06:20:54 EST 2013

With NCJ Sprint RTTY approaching on March 9, let's get ready for that
with a sprint practice on Thursday, one hour before the CW NS:

0130 to 0200Z, MARCH 8;  Thursday night in NA.

Here's a chance 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.
For this upcoming practice, use 80, 40, 20m;  up 80+  Khz. from the 
bottom of the band.
You need two different messages in sprint, one when acquiring a 
frequency: N6TR  245 KEN CA N6RO;
in a different order when vacating:  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.

I expect there will be a practice on Friday night before NCJ NA 
Sprint RTTY, using the real Sprint rules.
But don't wait till the last minute to get your 
station/computer/messages set up.

If you want the Thursday sprint RTTY practices to continue in future 
weeks, vote by showing up this Thursday.

Thursday Night Diddler, N6RO

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