[RTTY] NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR k6mr at outlook.com
Wed Aug 23 01:19:09 EDT 2017

Greetings Diddlers:

Great turnout last week.  Many of our regular attendees with  several that have recently joined in the fun back for more.  Gary, NA6O (a well known NCCCer and N6RO regular) jumped in last week.  He did find it tough going with his home station combined with the poor conditions, but made some Qs (as I knew he would!).  Welcome Gary and hope we can get you back again.  The poor conditions were an obvious precursor to last weekend’s Phone NAQP, which from here sounded dismal.  I keep thinking it’s just got to get better sometime!

The upcoming weekend has lots of stuff on tap. Slovenia CC has their RTTY test for us diddlers, augmented by several stateside QSO parties and a couple of regular DX tests from almost every continent. Decisions, decisions.

So if you are looking for a good time to check out your RTTY setup and ensure it’s ready for the weekend, please join us for a quick 30 minute trip into Digital Sprinting nirvana!  Also remember we now have a Live Scores page available if you would like to keep track of your competition in (almost) real time.  See details below if you are not familiar with the setup.  All the major loggers are supported.

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening session:
Friday,  25 Aug 2017, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 24 Aug 2017 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Not sure this will be productive)
-- 80/40/20/15/10 +80kHz up from the band edge  (start checking those higher bands!)
-- Same band dupes ok after 1 intervening Q.
-- 1 kHz QSY rule, otherwise standard Sprint rules
-- Mults per band
-- 100W power limit

Please visit http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html for complete rules and links to other info. If you find any problems with the web pages, please let me know so we can get them fixed.
If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue
For something new (and exciting?), give the live scoreboard a try at https://contestonlinescore.com  .  Set up your logger to report and select the NCCC NA RTTY SPRINT on the web page to display the scores.  The Help menu pulldown will give you the info needed to setup the most common logging programs.
Don’t forget to report your score to 3830scores.com, and join us at 0300Z on 3610 kHz (+/- a few for ongoing groups) for comments and questions (and dinner menus).

Diddle diddle,

Ken K6MR

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