[RTTY] This Saturday is North American QSO Party on RTTY

K6UFO Mark Aaker k6ufo at arrl.net
Tue Feb 20 17:22:54 EST 2018

The North American QSO Party on RTTY will be Saturday Feb 24, 2018. 
Its a friendly party with an exchange of Name and State (Province/Country). 
Party-time is 1800 UTC February 24 to 0600 UTC February 25, 2018. 
California-time that's Saturday February 24 from 10 AM to 10 PM PST. 

Five bands, 10m to 80m. QSOs and Multipliers count again on each band! 
"Move" someone to another band for more Points and Multipliers! 

Single-operators operate up to 10 of the 12 hours, 100w, and no assistance. 
Multi-operators can operate all 12 hours WITH assistance. 
Rules, records, results and more at the National Contest Journal: 
<http://ncjweb.com/naqp/>  http://ncjweb.com/naqp/ 

Any club or group of friends can form a Team of two to five single-operators. 
Register your Team before the contest starts at the "Team Registration" link at: 
<http://ncjweb.com/rttynaqpteamreg/>  http://ncjweb.com/rttynaqpteamreg/ 

RTTY Practice will be available on Thursday and Friday night: 

Thursday night, there is the weekly NCCC Sprint on RTTY: 
5:45 PM PST (0145 UTC Friday) for 30 minutes. 
This follows the North American Sprint exchanges and NS rules. 
<http://ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html> http://ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html 

Friday night, February 23 we'll have an actual NAQP RTTY Practice: 
9:30PM EST, 6:30PM PST, (0230 UTC Saturday) for 30 minutes. 
Use your NAQP messages and the bands that are open for you: 
14.080, 7080 and 3580 kHz and up as needed. 

Then, the NAQP starts Saturday morning, 1800 UTC (10AM PST). 

After the contest, upload your log on the NCJ's "Upload Logs" page, 
which helps you get full credit for your efforts. 
<http://ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/>  http://ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/ 
Logs are due in 5 days, ending Friday March 2 at 0600UTC. 

I am also interested in any good stories and photos of your operation, 
especially photos of the happy operator, or group of operators. 

See you on RTTY, Saturday February 24, 2018. 

Mark Aaker K6UFO 
NAQP RTTY Contest Manager 
k6ufo at arrl dot net 

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