[SECC] Reminder: Spartan Sprint tonight: K8S, etc. to be QRV
k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Mon May 1 11:28:32 EDT 2006
Hello all: A last reminder that the Spartan Sprint 10th Anniversary QRP
CW contest is tonight 0100-0300 UTC. There is guaranteed to be a big
turnout for this one. 30 special calls 1 x 1 (all possible 1 x 1 calls
ending in S) are expected to be active. Those with special connections
to GA and SECC are:
K4PQC = K4S
NN4CW = W6S
K5OT - K5S
WA8REI - W8S
K4BAI = K8S.
Note that I am a late addition to the list. Of course, many other
stations will also be QRV and QSOs may be made with all, not just the
See a summary of the rules below. Note that score submission is by
autolog on the honor system. If you use this system, please show your
call with your state - For example N4PN - GA. Everyone who sends in a
score will receive a nice e-mail report of scores, etc. about Wednesday.
When you are asked for the weight of your rig, just put 30+ unless your
complete rig, power supply, key, etc. weighs less than 30+. In the
latter case, you will need to weigh your complete rig and enter that
weight. Scores are listed in the results twice: once considering the
weight factor and once without.
This should be a lot of fun since there will be so many stations QRV
during this short two-hour period. Try to get on and join in the fun!
Members and Friends -
This month is very special. It was 10 years ago that Richard Fisher
KI6SN, Russ Carpenter AA7OU, and Wayne Burdick N6KR formed the Adventure
Radio Society. The goal was to promote CW QRP in the out-of-doors.
One of the most popular activities of the Society has been the Spartan
Sprints. These two-hour QRP contests on the first Monday of the month
provide an opportunity to test equipment, push the limits of light
weight rigs, and have a lot of fun
To mark our tenth anniversary we have gone all out for a very special
Spartan Sprint this Monday night. In addition to the regular rules,
there will be bonus points and lots and lots of awards.
We will have up to 30 special callsign stations in the Sprint. These
callsigns are one by one calls (1x1), all ending in "S" for Spartan
Sprint. Here is a list of the calls and the operators:
Spartan Sprint Call Operator
K2S, K8S, and N8S are in the process of being assigned.
The rules this month will be the same as always with the following
- Everyone should enter the list of 1x1 calls they worked in their
Soapbox comments of the autolog. Pleas make a separate list for each
band. The autolog is at
- Five bonus points will be added to the total score for each 1x1
worked. Working the same 1x1 on a second band counts as two 1x1's and
totals 10 points. Work the same 1x1 on a third band for a total of 15
points, and so on.
- Ten 10 bonus points will be added to the total score for working 1x1's
with all ten numbers (1x1's with each number, zero through nine) in the
call. This will be the Sweep.
- Special email certificates will be awarded for -
Top five Skinny and Tubby winners for regular stations
Top five Skinny and Tubby winner for "S" stations
Top five outdoor operations, and
Top five DX entries.
Please email any questions to hohnc at adelphia.net Needless to say, the
results may take an extra couple of days.
Please plan to join us in the celebration of QRP, CW, and ten years of
the Adventure Radio Society!!
Here's the remainder of the standard rules -
The May * Tenth Anniversary * Spartan Sprint will be held on May 1, 2006
(which is our standard date--the first Monday of the month). It's two
hours of fun as you contact
other QRP CW stations on 80, 40, 20, 15, and/or 10 meters. The contest
starts at 9 pm EDT, 8 pm CDT, 7 pm MDT, and 6 pm PDT. That's 0100-0300 UTC.
The Spartan Sprint exchange is RST - State - Power (e.g. 559 ME 5W).
Contest details and rules are at
After the contest report your summary and score at the autolog at
Special thanks go to Tom Warren K3TW, Assistant Contest Manager. The
special calls were Tom's idea and he did all the work. I didn't think
anyone could pull it off, but Tom came through.
73 de NA8M
Adventure Radio Society
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