A lively group last week, and 20 meters is really starting to come alive. Of course that means 80 and 160 are sorta difficult out here on the left coast. Way too much sunlight where I’m at!
As a friendly reminder, don’t forget to pause for just a bit before calling someone who is inheriting the frequency. This allows the guy leaving the frequency to ask for a fill, and given the summer noisy conditions it’s more likely to
happen for the next few months. So take a breath and listen for the ‘TU’ or ‘R’ or whatever might be sent to be sure the last Q was completed. The management thanks you.
The frequency move seemed to work out well, so let’s continue to use +x.084 and up (except for 160) and stay out of the way of the new FT4 modes. During the week there is plenty of room.
The upcoming weekend has the greatest contest for those of you who like BIG scores: the VOLTA RTTY test. I mean, one winner last year had over 1,000,000,000 points! Now that’s some serious points.
So don’t miss out on a big score over the weekend and make sure your diddle machine is ready. Please join us Thursday evening and give it a 30 minute workout just for fun.
Here are the details for our usual Thursday evening (in NA) get together.
Friday, 10 May 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 9 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
-- 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).