[CQ-Contest] [nccc-blue] Announcing FT4 Sprint Thursday Evening (North American time)

Ed Radlo eddrad at aol.com
Thu May 25 00:59:12 EDT 2023

 The rules specify that we use the "standard FT4 frequencies".  I assume that means 3.575, 7.0475, 14.080, 21.140, 28.180, etc.  I agree with what K6OK said previously, namely, all those get very little use EXCEPT 14.080, which has been hopping lately.  If there is too much confusion on 14.080 (e.g., people sending signal reports and not grid squares), I suggest we move off that a little, say to 14.084.  Also, in addition to the standard FT4 frequencies, we might want to check out the FT4 contest frequencies of  3.580, 7.080, 21.080, 28.080, etc. that are specified for the ARRL International Digital Contest.
73, Ed AJ6V  

    On Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 02:58:47 PM PDT, Peter VE7AB <peterdri at gmail.com> wrote:  
 Link to rules including guidelines and software
73, Peter VE7AB

On Wed, May 24, 2023 at 14:29 Dennis W1UE <egan.dennis88 at gmail.com> wrote:

To all FT4 ops:

This is a reminder that once again, the Northern California Contest Club is pleased to present a new weekly half hour FT4 Sprint, aka the FT4 NS, this Thursday evening North America time.  Non-North American Stations  are welcome in this contest as well.

The start time of the FT4 NS is always Fridays at 0100Z, regardless of whether we?re on Standard Time or DaylightSavings Time.

Since everyone is new to the FT4 Sprint, we are starting out with no QSY rules and no Dupe rule, i.e. QSYing after a QSO is not required and duplicate contacts are not permitted.  Those rules may change, but for our first running onthis week 
After the contest,please remember to submit your score to www.3830scores.com. The name of this contest is "NCCC FT4 Sprint".  Reporting your score, whether it be big or small, helps build enthusiasm for this event.That in turn increases participation for future editions, which benefits all of us.

For those of you using the popular N1MM+ logger, one can use any contest module that uses 1 pt per QSO and Grid squares as multipliers.  If using just WSJT-X, you can use the NA VHF selection.  
Also, keep in mind that this contest covers 7 bands, and features mults per band.  If you got someone nearby, it could be 7 fast, easy mults!
The details of our first FT4 Sprint:
Friday, 26 May, 0100Z to 0130Z (Thursday, 25 May 2023 in North America)
--1800 to 1830 PDT
--2100 to 2130 EDT--Normal FT4 frequencies
-- Multipliers are counted PER BAND
-- 100W max output power--Report Scores to 3830scores.com- No Cabrillo submission necessary--If you want a check on your "Not-In-Log" contacts, upload your contest adi    to LOTW and you can check it there.
If you would like to receive all the latest info about all the weekly Sprints,  as well as a vehicle for expressing your comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list: https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue.

Report scores to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a fewdepending upon who else is on) for comments and questions.?


Dennis W1UE

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