[CQ-Contest] NS RTTY this Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 in NA

Ken K6MR k6mr at outlook.com
Tue Dec 29 21:52:45 EST 2020

Greetings Diddlers,

Wow, quite the turnout last week.  The usual compliment of regulars along with first timer KI7YFP.  Welcome Brett and don’t worry, it will all come together at some point.

OK, this is the final session before the big one:  RTTY Roundup!  In case you did not get the message, there will be real RU practice sessions on Friday:

2200-2230 UTC, 1 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - RTTY focus
2230-2300 UTC, 1 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 2 January (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 2 January (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

So if you are not sure if your diddle machine is ready, please join us Thursday evening and make sure everything is ready for Friday and then the weekend.  Don’t find out at 1800Z on Saturday that something is amiss.

The details for our little get together this week:

Friday,  1 Jan 2021, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 31 Dec 2020 in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: Around 1805  (Last two to five minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   <--NOTE
-- 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).

Don’t forget to check out RTTYops Weekday and Weekend Sprints.  Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday (in NA) for you hopelessly addicted Sprinters.

Diddle diddle and Happy New Year to all,

Ken K6MR

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