[CQ-Contest] NCJ Sprint Changes in the works; MCCers take note

Mike Smith VE9AA ve9aa at nbnet.nb.ca
Tue Jan 10 17:34:25 EST 2017

YAY ! ! ! !


I actual read this a few weeks ago on the Sprint page and you cannot imagine
how happy I was Tree.

I did not say a word to anyone for fear it was just a bad cut and paste job
and MAR was still MAR.

(I didn't want to jinx myself)


Thank you Thank you for following the other 98% of contests Worldwide and
realizing that we are separate

Provinces up here with separate prefixes !  There remains only 3 (or is it
4?) big-biggish contests who retain "Mar" (subject for another day)


Whew !


(of course, now I'll have no reason NOT to be QRV that weekend, hi!)


Wonderful news.


I shall pass this onto the guys @ MCC (Maritime Contest Club) immediately.


dit dit


Mike VE9AA..."NB"


There are some changes being made to the NCJ Sprint rules effective this

year.  These apply to the CW and RTTY events (the SSB Spring has been

splintered off and is being sponsored by another group).


First off - in an effort to increase the activity generated by the team

competition, the maximum team size has been dropped from 10 to 5 members.

This means it will be possible for a smaller group of people to be

competitive in the team category.


Secondly - the multiplier list is being changed to make it the same as the

NAQP contests.  This adds KH6 and DC as multipliers, and also replaces MAR

and NT with the relevant Canadian province/entity.


Full rules can be found on the ncjweb.com website.


The next CW Sprint is scheduled for Feb 5th UTC. The QSO total award

certificates were mailed out yesterday - so if you improved on your QSO

total from February 2016, or made over 100 QSOs for the first time in 2016

in September, you should be receiving a certificate soon.


73 Tree N6TR


Mike, Coreen & Corey

Keswick Ridge, NB


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