[CQ-Contest] NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR k6mr at gmx.com
Tue Feb 20 21:53:51 EST 2018

Greetings Diddlers:

Another double digit turnout last week.  Welcome to NS first timer K0EU, who has plenty of NS and RTTY experience and put them together for the first time.  Also welcome to occasional ops W0CO and N6EE who were back in the mix after a long hiatus.

A request for all you N1MM users (which I think is just about everyone):  A possible bug in scoring when using the NSRTTYDUPE contest has been noticed.  The reports are that dupe QSOs are not properly being scored during the session, but upon a “Rescore Current Contest” command from the Tools menu everything is ok.  I would appreciate you checking your score immediately after the session, doing the Rescore, and please report if you see a change.  I would try this myself but I don’t use N1MM so would appreciate any input you can provide.

The NAQP RTTY is this weekend, so if you need a bit of a tune up before the weekend please join us Thursday evening and check it all out.  Don’t forget the Real RTTY Sprint is also coming up next month.

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening session:
Friday,  23 Feb 2018, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 22 Feb 2018 in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up
-- 80/40/20/15/10 +80kHz up from the band edge  (time to start checking 20m at the start)
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q or band change.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue

For something new (and exciting?), give the live scoreboard a try at https://contestonlinescore.com .  Set up your logger to report and select the NCCC NA RTTY SPRINT on the web page to display the scores.  The Help menu pulldown will give you the info needed to setup the most common logging programs.

Don’t forget to report your score to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

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