[CQ-Contest] This Saturday is the North American QSO Party on RTTY

K6UFO Mark Aaker k6ufo at arrl.net
Mon Jul 13 09:15:23 EDT 2015

The North American QSO Party on RTTY will be Saturday July 18, 2015. 
Party-time is Saturday July 18 1800 UTC  to Sunday July 19 0600 UTC . 
California-time that's Saturday July 18 from 11AM to 11PM PDT. 

The friendly exchange is a Name and State (or Province or Country). 
Five bands, 10m to 80m. QSOs and Multipliers count again on each band! 
Rules, records, results and other NAQP info at the National Contest Journal: 

Any club or group can form a Team of two to five single-operators. 
Register your Team before the contest starts at the "Team Registration" 
link at: <http://ncjweb.com/rttynaqpteamreg/> 

Practice sessions are available on Thursday and Friday night: 

Thursday evening July 16 NAQP RTTY Practice 
6:15PM PDT (0115 UTC Friday) for 30 minutes. 
Frequencies: 14080, 7080, and 3580 kHz and up. 
Call "CQ NAQP Practice" and practice your exchanges and band moves. 

Immediately followed by the regular Thursday night RTTY NS Sprint 
6:45PM PDT (0145 UTC Friday) for 30 minutes. 
This follows the NA Sprint exchanges and NS rules. 
See: <http://ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html> 

Friday evening July 17 NAQP RTTY Practice 
7:00PM PDT (0200 UTC Saturday) for 30 minutes. 
Use the bands that are open for you, and your NAQP messages. 

Then, the NAQP starts Saturday morning, 11:00AM PDT (1800 UTC) 
In the July contest, you may encounter some Europeans in the 
DMC RTTY Contest who would like a Signal Report and a Serial Number 
(Ex: 599 001). Get their NAME for your NAQP log. 

After the contest, upload your log on the NCJ's "Upload Logs" page, 
which makes preliminary checks to help you get full credit for your efforts. 
Logs are due by Sunday July 26 at 0600 UTC, unless you contact me in advance. 

See you on RTTY, Saturday July 18! 

Mark Aaker K6UFO 
NAQP RTTY Contest Manager 
k6ufo at arrl dot net 

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