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

Ed Radlo eddrad at aol.com
Tue Apr 25 13:11:32 EDT 2023



To all RTTY ops:  

This is a reminder thatonce again, the Northern California Contest Club is pleased to present ourregular weekly half hour RTTY Sprint, aka the NS RTTY, this Thursday eveningNorth America time.

The start time of the NSRTTY is always 0145Z, regardless of whether we’re on Standard Time or DaylightSavings Time.

Last week, we had mostlyregulars and quasi-regulars join in the fun. Let’s see you all, plus some newcomers, back again this week!

For those of you who arenew to our weekly NS RTTY’s, we use a variation of the NCJ Sprint’s QSY rule –1 KHz QSY’s rather than 5 KHz – and allow same band duplicate contacts aftermaking at least 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. 

Remember to QSY afteryou’ve made a contact that you‘ve solicited, and that both callsigns arerequired as part of the exchange.  

After the contest,please remember to submit your score to www.3830scores.com.  It’s easy –on 3830, the name of this contest is “NCCC RTTY Sprint”.  Reportingyour score, whether it be big or small, helps build enthusiasm for this event.That in turn increases participation for future editions, which benefits all ofus. 

For those of you usingthe popular N1MM+ logger, the contest module to use is NSRTTYDUPE.  A goodset of example function keys is in the N1MM+ website's function key gallery,available for free download. 

Remember to try 15meters at the beginning of this Thursday night's contest – 15 has been openwith spotlight propagation at 0145Z lately.

The details of ournext NS RTTY: 

Friday,  28 April2023 UTC, 0145Z to 0215Z (Thursday, 27 April 2023 in North America)

--1845 to 1915 PDT

--2145 to 2215 EDT

-- (others in betweenthose two time intervals)

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

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

-- Same banddupes are allowed for credit after one intervening QSO

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

-- Multipliers arecounted anew on each band, so if 4 or 5 bands are open, you’ll get a lot ofmults!

-- 100W output powerlimit

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 toreceive all the latest info about NS (both CW and RTTY), as well as a have avehicle for expressing your comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailinglist:  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 fewdepending upon who else is on) for comments and questions. 


EdRadlo  AJ6V

eddrad at aol.com





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