[CQ-Contest] QST -- the half hour NS (NCCC Sprint) RTTY contest is this Thursday evening in North America -- WE ARE NOW ON STANDARD TIME

Ed Radlo eddrad at aol.com
Tue Nov 15 14:17:42 EST 2022


To all RTTYops:  

This is areminder that once again, the Northern California Contest Club is pleased topresent our regular weekly half hour RTTY Sprint, aka the NS RTTY, thisThursday evening North America time.

Remember,the North American continent is now on Standard Time.  This contest always starts at the same Coordinated Universal Time (0145Z eachFriday, 52 months of the year), regardless of whether local time is Daylight Savings Time orStandard Time.  That means that most ofus will be starting at a different local time than we wereon when the continent was on Daylight Savings Time.  I know of at least two ops who were thrown bythe time change last week.

Last week,we had VE2FK join us, giving us the much appreciated QC multiplier.  Wehope to have a large group in this week’s contest!

To answerone of the 3830 posters from last week: yes, this contest gets easier the more experience you have with it.

For thoseof you who are new to our weekly NS RTTY’s, we use a variation of the NCJ’sSprint QSY rule – 1 KHz QSY’s rather than 5 KHz – and allow duplicate contactsafter one intervening contact.  If you need a full explanation ofthese special rules, send me an e-mail, and I’ll give you all the details,e.g., a precise definition of our QSY rule. 

So rememberto QSY after you’ve made a contact that you‘ve solicited, and also remember togive both callsigns as part of the exchange.

For thoseof you using the popular N1MM+ logger, the contest module to use isNSRTTYDUPE.  A good set of example function keys is in the N1MM+ website'sfunction key gallery, and available for free download. 

After thecontest, please remember to submit your scores to www.3830scores.com. It’s easy – on 3830, the name of this contest is “NCCC RTTYSprint”.  Reporting your score, whether it be big or small, helpsbuild enthusiasm for this event. That in turn increases participation forfuture editions, which benefits all of us. 

Remember totry 15 meters at the beginning of this Thursday night's contest – 15 hasusually been open at 0145Z lately, at least for some locations.

Thedetails of our next NS RTTY: 

Friday, 18 November 2022 UTC, 0145Z to 0215Z (Thursday, 17 November 2022 in NorthAmerica)

-- 1745to 1815 PST

-- 2045to 2115 EST

--(others in between those two time intervals)

-- 160meters:  Try 1804, 1805, or 1806 during the last two minutes

--80/40/20/15 meters:  mostly +83 kHz to +89 kHz up from the lowerband edge

-- Sameband dupes are allowed for credit after one intervening QSO

-- 1kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard NCJ Sprint QSY rules

--Multipliers are counted anew on each band, so if 4 bands are open, you’ll get alot of mults!

-- 100Woutput power limit

Pleasevisit https://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html forcomplete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the Webpages, please let me know so we can get them fixed. 

If youwould like to receive all the latest info about NS (both CW and RTTY), as wellas a have a vehicle for expressing your comments and questions, sign up for theNS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue. 

Contestonlinescore.com hasa slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to theworld.  Select “NCCC NA RTTY Sprint”. 

Reportscores to 3830scores.com, andjoin us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few depending upon who else is on) forcomments and questions. 


EdRadlo  AJ6V


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