[CQ-Contest] QST -- half hour NS RTTY contest this Thursday evening local time in North America
eddrad at aol.com
Tue Aug 30 13:54:54 EDT 2022
To all RTTY ops:
Now that we had a lot of fun in last Saturday’sWW Digi, it’s time to do a little more RTTY.
Please join us in this week's half hour NS RTTY(North American Sprint contest, RTTY mode, sponsored by the Northern CaliforniaContest Club), this Thursday evening local time (Friday 0145Z).
Last week, wewere pleased to see the return of NR4O, WQ5L, KG5U, and AI6O, whose participation always enhances the fun of this contest. Thanks to all of you who joined us, and we hope to see you on aregular basis!
For those of you who are new to this contest, weuse a variation of the NCJ’s Sprint QSY rule – 1 KHz QSY’s rather than 5 KHz –and allow duplicate contacts after one intervening contact. If you need a full explanation of thesespecial rules, send me an e-mail, and I’ll give you all the details, e.g., aprecise definition of our QSY rule.
For those of you using the very popular N1MM+logger, the contest module to use is NSRTTYDUPE. A good set of functionkeys has now been posted to the N1MM+ Website's function key gallery. When you select “File >Open Log in Database>Associated Files >Digital Key Filename”, click on the "Change"button, and N1MM+ will prompt you to automatically download and assign theappropriate function key file, which is called “NSRTTYDUPE.MC”. Be sure to put your own callsign and nameinto this file, and otherwise tailor it to your personal operating preferences. Thereason for the “NOT YET” message in the F11 key is to tell a caller that you’dreally love to work them, but you can’t do it yet, in view of our “oneintervening contact” rule.
After the contest, please remember to submit yourscores to www.3830scores.com. It’s easy – on 3830, the name of thiscontest is “NCCC RTTY Sprint”. Reportingyour score, whether it be big or small, helps build enthusiasm for this event. Thatin turn increases participation for future editions, which benefits all of us.
Remember to try 15 meters at the beginning ofthis Thursday night's contest – 15 has often been open at 0145Z lately.
The details of the next NS RTTY:
Friday, 2 September 2022 UTC, 0145Z to0215Z (Thursday, 1 September 2022 in North America)
-- 1845 to 1915 PDT
-- 2145 to 2215 EDT
-- (others in between those two time intervals)
-- 160 meters: Try 1804, 1805, or 1806 during the last two minutes-- 80/40/20/15 meters: mostly +83 kHz to +89 kHz up from thelower band edge-- Same band dupes are allowed for credit after one interveningQSO-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard NCJ Sprint QSY rules-- Multipliers are counted anew on each band, so if 4 bands are open, you’llget a lot of mults!-- 100W output power limit
Please visit https://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to otherinfo. If you find any problems with the Web pages, please let me know so we canget them fixed.
If you would like to receive all the latestinfo about NS (both CW and RTTY), as well as a have a vehicle for expressingyour 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 yourlogger 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 depending upon who else is on) forcomments and questions.
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