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

Ken Keeler kenkeeler at jazznut.com
Wed Mar 13 17:39:39 EDT 2013

With NCJ Sprint RTTY maybe still on your minds, we'll run one more 
RTTY sprint practice on Thursday, one hour before the CW NS:

0130 to 0200Z, MARCH 15;  Thursday night in NA, 630 PM PDST, etc.

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, and get set up for the 
BARTG event this weekend.

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 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.

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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