NS RTTY this Thursday (please read: frequency change)

Ken K6MR

Greetings Diddlers:

Another double digit week.   Welcome back to relatively newcomers WV4P and NN5O.  Even WD0T poked his head out from the basement!


If you’ve been following the WSJT software development, you may have heard that a new mode (FT4) is up and running.  They are using a new segment of the bands to stay away from the FT8 group, and on a couple of bands they are above x.080.  That could cause a problem with the frequency suggestions we’ve been using.


K6UFO/NN7SS suggested moving up to x.084 just so we don’t get into a frequency conflict.  It won’t be a problem on all bands, but it’s just easier to remember if we use the same bottom limit (160 is the exception).  So let’s move to x.084 and up for a while and see how it goes.  As N3QE also noted, this also keeps us away from the W1AW code practice sessions that are on 80 meters when we are.


The upcoming weekend is a big QSO Party weekend, and a few have digital modes.  So join us Thursday evening and give those diddles a test in case you find some RTTY activity from your favorite QP.

Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening (in NA)  get together.

Friday,  3 May 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 2 May 2019 in NA)
-- 1845 - 1915 PDT
-- 2145 - 2215 EDT
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: 1805 and up (Last two minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   ß-NOTE
-- 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.

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Contestonlinescore.com has a slot set up for us if you’d like to make sure your logger is talking to the world.  Select NCCC NA RTTY Sprint.

Report scores 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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