[CQ-Contest] QST -- the half hour NS (NCCC Sprint) RTTY contest is this Thursday evening in North America
eddrad at aol.com
Tue Oct 11 14:27:06 EDT 2022
To all RTTY ops:
This is a reminder that once again, the NorthernCalifornia Contest Club is pleased to present our regular Thursday night (inNorth America) half hour RTTY Sprint, aka the NS RTTY, this week.
Last week, in addition to our many regulars,K9OM joined us after an absence of several years. Dick got his RTTY software in order to thepoint where he made a top score in last weekend’s Makrothen. Many NS RTTYers participated in the Big Mak,and I hope you all enjoyed it.
For those of you who are new to our weekly NSRTTY’s, we use a variation of the NCJ’s Sprint QSY rule – 1 KHz QSY’s ratherthan 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.
Remember that both callsigns are required as part of the exchange.
For those of you using the popular N1MM+ logger,the contest module to use is NSRTTYDUPE. A good set of example functionkeys is in the N1MM+ website's function key gallery, and available for freedownload.
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 usually been open at 0145Z lately, at least for some parts of the country.
The details of our next NS RTTY:
Friday, 14 October 2022 UTC, 0145Z to0215Z (Thursday,13 October 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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