[CQ-Contest] NS RTTY this Thursday
k6mr at outlook.com
Tue Nov 27 22:40:12 EST 2018
Hopefully your ears are back to normal after a full weekend of cw. No more cw pileups emanating from random sounds around the house.
The upcoming weekend would normally have the 10 meter RTTY contest, but in case you have not been following along the sponsors of that contest (W0YK and AA5AU) have changed things a bit. Given that 10 meters is pretty dead and the new FT8 mode has been sweeping the bands, Ed and Don are sponsoring the “FT8 Roundup”. I know, FT8 is not RTTY. But given how popular the mode seems to be getting it might be worth a look. Check out http://www.rttycontesting.com/ft8-roundup/rules/ for all the details. For those of you running AFSK, you are pretty much all set up already. One download and you might be on the leading edge of contest evolution!
For some regular RTTY practice, please join us Thursday evening and keep your regular RTTY setup in tune.
Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening get together.
Friday, 30 Nov 2018, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday 29 Nov 2018 in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +80kHz up from the band edge
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 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: https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue
contestonlinescore.com has a slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to the world. Select NCCC NA RTTY Sprint.
Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).
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