[CQ-Contest] RTTY NCCC Sprint on Thursday (in NA), DUPES OK!

Ken Keeler kenkeeler at jazznut.com
Wed Mar 27 02:26:10 EDT 2013

Activity has picked up since we re-started the series, so let's 
continue the  30 minute RTTY sprint practice on Thursdays, one hour 
before the CW NS:

Next:  0130 to 0200Z, MARCH 29;  Thursday night in NA, 630 PM PDST, 
etc.  Note that we are now all on DST.
To pump up the activity, DUPEs are OK, after one intervening QSO on 
any band.  That will be consistent with the CW session
an hour later.  But on CW it's QRP - 5w.     In the RTTY session, 100w. max.

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 usually limited to 100w (exception is 5w on March 
29), 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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