[CQ-Contest] Thursday NS RTTY

Ken K6MR k6mr at gmx.com
Tue Jan 16 23:18:11 EST 2018

Greetings Diddlers:

Just a touch on the light side in the number of stations last week, but 
given the downright poor conditions not surprising.  Thanks to everyone 
for hanging in there.  I keep thinking we've got to be close to a solar 
minimum but the numbers keep going down.  At least we're all in it 

The upcoming weekend looks like it's primed for either the mode that you 
need a microphone for, or perhaps some VHF activity.  I know people keep 
telling me about the "magic band" but I've yet to experience 6 meters in 
all it's glory!

So to keep your diddle machine all tuned up, please join us Thursday 
evening for some regular ol' Sprint practice.  The real NCJ RTTY Sprint 
is a little under 2 months away, so start now and you'll be ready.

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening session:

Friday,  19 Jan 2018, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 18 Jan 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
-- 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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