[SECC] Announcement: NCCC NS Ladder Thursday Night

John Laney k4bai at att.net
Wed May 2 08:13:19 PDT 2012


Note the change in suggested frequencies on 40M for the next two weeks.

NS Ladder XIV - "Contesting on the Edge"  This Thursday night at 0230Z (Fri)

Due to the likely interference from the 7O6T expedition on 40m, the 
official suggested frequency range for 40m will be 7020-7030 for this 
week and next week*.

Also, thanks to Bill N6ZFO and John K3CT for updating the N1MM Logger 
software for the NS Ladder.  There are now two different modules in the 
latest N1MM update:  The SprintNS and SprintLadd contests are now 
identical except for the QSO/Band dupe rule and rules URL. The 
SprintLadd enables the QSO/Band dupe rule, SprintNS does not.

Date & Time:

                1930 Pacific   2030 Mountain 2130 Central 2230 Eastern
Time -- Thursday Night
                30 minutes exactly.

Great prep for NA Sprints and multiple chances to win the famous W0YK
Wine (www.munsvineyard.com)

      - 160, 80, 40  and 20m  40 KHz up from band edge or 1815 [please
spread out]
      - 100 watts maximum
      - Sprint format,
              - mults per band
              - 1 KHz QSY rule.
      - Contact stations once per band i.e. no same-band duplicate Q's.
      - Score reports to http://www.hornucopia.com/3830score/ (Tks, WA7BNM)
           [Note we will request logs from time to time to verify accuracy]

Rules:  http://www.ncccsprint.com/ladder.html
Schedule:  http://www.ncccsprint.com/next_ns.html

Important rules:
    1) Strictly observe the time limits  . . see
http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html paragraph "Time".
    2)  After 2nd Q of couplet, please leave a pause for the cq'ing
stn to ask for fills.

Setup:  Hank, W6SX, has generously provided the F-Key configuration
file he uses for N1MM, both for the CW and RTTY Sprint to serve as
examples of a successful SO1V configuration. Links below.

RTTY: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7933320/ns/f-key%20files/ns_rtty.mc
CW: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7933320/ns/f-key%20files/ns.mc

Awards:  Bottles of CA Pinot Noir wine  from the famous W0YK vineyard
awarded [alternate prizes for those <21] by a weighted random drawing.
Thus from an awards standpoint, no SO1R "penalty" in this contest.
Note: our downloadable score base, available weekly and flagged for
SO2R use, allow a participant to generate personalized rankings by
selectable criteria.  Minimum 5 weeks required for awards. .
additional entries in drawing table for 1st, 2nd place scores in
division and for perfect 8-wk participation.  Divisions . . see map at
http://www.ncccsprint.com/ladder.html

nccc-blue reflector:  All are invited to join this low-volume
reflector for discussing NS and NS Ladder topics.  Sign up at:
http://www.kkn.net/mailman/listinfo/nccc-blue   Phil, W6PK will see
your request.

73 Matt NQ6N, Guest Conductor

questions to nq6n at arrl.net
or any Advisory Group member.   N6ZFO, N4AF, N6WM, K6UFO, W4NZ, K4BAI,
W9RE, N3BB and W0BH

p.s. Join the fun in the NS RTTY Sprint which starts one hour earlier,
on the same day as the CW contest.  See the separate announcement.

* Thanks to John, K4BAI for noticing the likely conflict with 7O6T's 
RTTY announcement.


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