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

Ken Keeler kenkeeler at jazznut.com
Wed Mar 20 21:02:02 EDT 2013

Activity has picked up since we re-started, so let's continue 
the  RTTY sprint practice on Thursdays, one hour before the CW NS:

Next:  0130 to 0200Z, MARCH 22;  Thursday night in NA, 630 PM PDST, 
etc.  Note that we are now all on DST.

Personally, I have found that RTTY contesting (using N1MM) has helped 
my SO2R proficiency on the other modes, mostly CW, but also in the 
recent SSB Sprint.
That's by using the mouse to trigger messages in the appropriate 
logging window, which can be confusing if using keyboard/F keys only, 
because of the two logging windows.

Thanks to WA7BNM for setting up the score reporting on 3830.  Bruce, 
pls continue UFN!

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.
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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