[CQ-Contest] QST -- the half hour NS (NCCC Sprint) RTTY contest is this Thursday evening in North America

Ed Radlo eddrad at aol.com
Tue Nov 29 13:51:16 EST 2022


Toall RTTY ops:  

Thisis a reminder that once again, the Northern California Contest Club is pleasedto present our regular weekly half hour RTTY Sprint, aka the NS RTTY, thisThursday evening North America time.

DespiteThanksgiving dinner keeping many of us away from our rigs, the 3830 Websiteindicates that there was healthy participation last week.  This week, we should be back up to fullspeed.

Remember,the North American continent is now on Standard Time.  This contestalways starts at the same Coordinated Universal Time (0145Z each Friday, 52months of the year), regardless of whether local time is Daylight Savings Timeor Standard Time.  That means that most of us will be starting ata different local time than we were on when thecontinent was on Daylight Savings Time.  

Forthose of you who are new to our weekly NS RTTY’s, we use a variation of theNCJ’s Sprint QSY rule – 1 KHz QSY’s rather than 5 KHz – and allow duplicatecontacts after one intervening contact.  If you need a fullexplanation of these special rules, send me an e-mail, and I’ll give you allthe details, e.g., a precise definition of our QSY rule. 

Soremember to QSY after you’ve made a contact that you‘ve solicited, and alsoremember to give both callsigns as part of the exchange.

Forthose of 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. 

Afterthe contest, 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. 

Rememberto try 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, 2 December 2022 UTC, 0145Z to 0215Z (Thursday, 1 December 2022 in NorthAmerica)

-- 1745 to 1815 PST

-- 2045 to 2115 EST

--(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 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!

--100W output 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. 

Ifyou would like to receive all the latest info about NS (both CW and RTTY), aswell as a have a vehicle for expressing your comments and questions, sign upfor the NS 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. 


Ed Radlo  AJ6V



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