Date   
Last RTTY Roundup practice sessions

jeff stai wk6i
 


---------- Forwarded message ---------

Last chance to check station, macros, and operator before the real thing.

2200-2230 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - RTTY focus
2230-2300 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

"Focus" just means: let's focus on RTTY or FT for the 30 minutes - but if you want to practice switching back and forth between RTTY and FT by all means do so. I expect you'll find others of a like mind, it sounds like a good exercise.

Operate just like it's the real thing that starts on Saturday the 4th. Use whatever bands are open and active for you at each time slot. For FT8, let's avoid the default "watering holes" - the following dial frequencies as recommended by Joe K1JT in the January 2019 QST** would be a good starting place: 3590, 7080, 14130, 21130, 28160.

For FT4 - since FT4 is a designated contest mode anyway - start with the default dial frequencies currently baked into WSJT-x 2.1: 3575, 7047.5, 14080, 21140, 28180.

Most of all, have fun over the weekend in the RTTY Round-Up! Take some photos of your operation and send them and/or a summary of your experience to me, Jeff WK6I - especially anything around your decisions on how to use (or not use) FT8. It will help me write up the contest for the QST article.

Also good for practice: NS RTTY Sprint, Thursday night at 1745 Pacific time. http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html

73 jeff wk6i

** Below is a link to the article by Joe K1JT for reference.


--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/

NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

A small group last week but good numbers.  Welcome back to K8JT who has been gone for a bit.  This is, of course, our first NS of the New Year (Dilbert’s objections not withstanding) so welcome to everyone who has joined us this last year and hope to see everyone printing on this trip around ol’ Sol.  Now if Mr. Sol would provide us some solar flux I’m sure we’d all be a bit merrier.

The upcoming weekend is RTTY Roundup.  Hopefully it’s not the first you’ve heard of it.  Go everything working?  Diddling with the best of them?  Great.  Join us Thursday evening and give it a go.  If you are not sure everything works, it’s even more important to join us!  Test out the diddle machine and have time to fix whatever.

 

And don’t forget the two RU practice sessions Friday afternoon/evening.  2200Z and 0200Z.  FTx sessions follow the RTTY sessions if you are so inclined.


The details for our little get together this week:

Friday,  3 Jan 2020, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 2 Jan 2020  in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: Around 1805  (Last two to five minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   <--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.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

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

Yes there is a Green Keys Night 2020

jeff stai wk6i
 

John K0IP is taking over, please direct any reports to him. I will get his writeup included in the RTTY Roundup report as we did before. 73 and hny - jeff wk6i

Re: [wsjtgroup] RTTY Roundup practice sessions

Kermit Lehman
 


In the practice sessions please feel free to work me on any and all modes.  Repeats are OK.


73,
Ken, AB1J


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Subject: [wsjtgroup] RTTY Roundup practice sessions - first session

 
... is tomorrow/Friday evening, NA time:

0200-0230 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

Details below - see you then! - jeff wk6i

---------- Forwarded message ---------

In the interest of helping everyone get their FT4/8 and RTTY game together, we're scheduling an extended number of practice sessions for both FT4/8 and RTTY. (For RTTY-only practice, don't forget we also have the NS RTTY on Thursdays http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html )

0200-0230 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 31 December (Monday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 31 December (Monday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

2200-2230 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - RTTY focus
2230-2300 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

"Focus" just means: let's focus on RTTY or FT for the 30 minutes - but if you want to practice switching back and forth between RTTY and FT by all means do so. I expect you'll find others of a like mind, it sounds like a good exercise.

Operate just like it's the real thing that starts on Saturday the 4th. Use whatever bands are open and active for you at each time slot. For FT8, let's avoid the default "watering holes" - the following dial frequencies as recommended by Joe K1JT in the January 2019 QST** would be a good starting place: 3590, 7080, 14130, 21130, 28160.

For FT4 - since FT4 is a designated contest mode anyway - start with the default dial frequencies currently baked into WSJT-x 2.1: 3575, 7047.5, 14080, 21140, 28180.

Most of all, have fun over the weekend in the RTTY Round-Up! Take some photos of your operation and send them and/or a summary of your experience to me, Jeff WK6I - especially anything around your decisions on how to use (or not use) FT8. It will help me write up the contest for the QST article.

73 jeff wk6i

** Below is a link to the article by Joe K1JT for reference.

--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/
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CTY-2918 Country Files - 28 December 2019

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 28 December 2019:

http://www.country-files.com/cty-2918-28-december-2019/

For installation instructions, start at:

http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

http://www.country-files.com/big-cty-28-december-2019/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below. There is a separate link to them.

As a reminder, there is an RSS feed of the latest country file announcements:

http://www.country-files.com/feed/

Here are the release notes:

28 December 2019 (CTY-2918)
VER20191228, Version entity is Jordan, JY

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* TO10CWO and TO2O are both Guadeloupe, FG
* TO3FM is Martinique, FM
* TX4N is French Polynesia, FO
* GB60ATG is Guernsey, GU
* W8LYJ is in ITU zone 7, not ITU zone 8
* W8LYJ is in CQ zone 4, not CQ zone 5
* W3CB is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 8
* N2FVA is Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU5KAH/K, LU5YF/D and LU7CC/E are all Argentina, LU
* R200ANT, R2020NY, RA20NY, RC20NY, RG20NY, RK20NY, RO20NY and RW20NY
are all European Russia, UA
* RT20NY is European Russia, UA in ITU zone 30
* RL20NY, RM20NY, RN20NY, RU20NY and RX6DL/8 are all Asiatic Russia, UA9
* RK4PA/9 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in ITU zone 20
* RW0CE/9 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
* RX20NY and RZ20NY are both Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 19, ITU zone 34

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* A61Q/FD in United Arab Emirates, A6
* CE6PGO in Chile, CE
* TO1J in Martinique, FM
* GB2RSG in Wales, GW
* II0MQP and II0SRE in Sardinia, IS
* KC6X in United States, K
* KC5YOX, N1TX and NW7F in Alaska, KL
* LU1ELY/D, LU1IG/I, LU1SF/S, LU1UG/U, LU1VDF/V, LU1VYL/V, LU1XAB/V,
LU1YJG/V, LU1YY/V, LU2CDE/D, LU2EE/D, LU2EGA/D, LU2ENH/D, LU2EPL/D, LU2EPP/D,
LU2FGD/J, LU2WA/W, LU3AYE/D, LU3DAR/D, LU3DEY/D, LU3DJA/D, LU3DJT/D, LU3ELR/D,
LU3FV/F, LU3YLF/V, LU4DGC/D, LU4DLN/D, LU4KC/K, LU5DA/D, LU5DGR/D, LU5DQ/D,
LU5HA/H, LU5HPM/H, LU5QR/Q, LU5YEC/V, LU6EQV/D, LU6EVD/D, LU6VEK/W, LU7DHE/D,
LU7DLN/D, LU7DW/D, LU7EXX/D, LU7YG/F, LU8DY/D, LU8GCJ/GA, LU8VCC/V, LU8XW/XP,
LU9AOS/D, LU9DPI/I, LU9FBA/F, LU9LOP/L, LW1DXH/D, LW1ECE/D, LW2DKF/D, LW2EQS/D,
LW3DAB/D, LW3DED/D, LW3DGC/D, LW3DJC/D, LW3DTD/D, LW3EK/D, LW5DTD/D, LW5DUS/D,
LW6DYZ/D, LW8EGA/D, LW9DTP/D, LW9DTQ/D and LW9EDX/D in Argentina, LU
* RV1CC/1 in European Russia, UA
* R95W, RU9MV/0 and UA9SUV/8 in Asiatic Russia, UA9
* VK6MB/5 in Australia, VK

73 - Jim AD1C

--
Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

RTTY Roundup practice sessions - first session

jeff stai wk6i
 

... is tomorrow/Friday evening, NA time:

0200-0230 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

Details below - see you then! - jeff wk6i

---------- Forwarded message ---------

In the interest of helping everyone get their FT4/8 and RTTY game together, we're scheduling an extended number of practice sessions for both FT4/8 and RTTY. (For RTTY-only practice, don't forget we also have the NS RTTY on Thursdays http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html )

0200-0230 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 31 December (Monday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 31 December (Monday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

2200-2230 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - RTTY focus
2230-2300 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

"Focus" just means: let's focus on RTTY or FT for the 30 minutes - but if you want to practice switching back and forth between RTTY and FT by all means do so. I expect you'll find others of a like mind, it sounds like a good exercise.

Operate just like it's the real thing that starts on Saturday the 4th. Use whatever bands are open and active for you at each time slot. For FT8, let's avoid the default "watering holes" - the following dial frequencies as recommended by Joe K1JT in the January 2019 QST** would be a good starting place: 3590, 7080, 14130, 21130, 28160.

For FT4 - since FT4 is a designated contest mode anyway - start with the default dial frequencies currently baked into WSJT-x 2.1: 3575, 7047.5, 14080, 21140, 28180.

Most of all, have fun over the weekend in the RTTY Round-Up! Take some photos of your operation and send them and/or a summary of your experience to me, Jeff WK6I - especially anything around your decisions on how to use (or not use) FT8. It will help me write up the contest for the QST article.

73 jeff wk6i

** Below is a link to the article by Joe K1JT for reference.

--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/

SARTG Happy New Year RTTY contest 1-jan

sm7bhm@...
 

Hello,
 
Start your RTTY year with SARTG Happy New Year contest
1-jan UTC 08.00 – 11.00 on  80M and 40M  RTTY only.
www.sartg.com for rules.
 
Ewe SM7BHM
SARTG Contest manager

NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

Just a bit short of the magic double digits last week, but good Q totals.  As AD4TJ noted, getting a few Qs on 160 can give a nice boost to your score.  So don’t forget to take a listen up and down from 1805 the last few minutes.  Never know what you might hear or work given conditions as they are.

RTTY Roundup is very close now.  Don’t forget the practice sessions that have been announced by WK6I.  Drop by on Thursday to check everything out and be ready to Roundup!.

The details for our little get together this week.

Friday,  27 Dec 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 26 Dec 2019 in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (others in-between those two)
-- 160: Around 1805  (Last two to five minutes seem to be popular…)
-- 80/40/20/15 +84 kHz up from the band edge   <--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.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

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

RTTY Roundup practice sessions - mark your calendars

jeff stai wk6i
 

In the interest of helping everyone get their FT4/8 and RTTY game together, we're scheduling an extended number of practice sessions for both FT4/8 and RTTY. (For RTTY-only practice, don't forget we also have the NS RTTY on Thursdays http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html )

0200-0230 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 28 December (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 31 December (Monday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 31 December (Monday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

2200-2230 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - RTTY focus
2230-2300 UTC, 3 January (Friday afternoon NA time) - FT4/8 focus

0200-0230 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - RTTY focus
0230-0300 UTC, 4 January (Friday evening NA time) - FT4/8 focus

"Focus" just means: let's focus on RTTY or FT for the 30 minutes - but if you want to practice switching back and forth between RTTY and FT by all means do so. I expect you'll find others of a like mind, it sounds like a good exercise.

Operate just like it's the real thing that starts on Saturday the 4th. Use whatever bands are open and active for you at each time slot. For FT8, let's avoid the default "watering holes" - the following dial frequencies as recommended by Joe K1JT in the January 2019 QST** would be a good starting place: 3590, 7080, 14130, 21130, 28160.

For FT4 - since FT4 is a designated contest mode anyway - start with the default dial frequencies currently baked into WSJT-x 2.1: 3575, 7047.5, 14080, 21140, 28180.

Most of all, have fun over the weekend in the RTTY Round-Up! Take some photos of your operation and send them and/or a summary of your experience to me, Jeff WK6I - especially anything around your decisions on how to use (or not use) FT8. It will help me write up the contest for the QST article.

73 jeff wk6i

** Below is a link to the article by Joe K1JT for reference.


--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/

RTTY Roundup is coming up - call for stories and photos!

jeff stai wk6i
 

Good gravy - the RTTY Roundup is two weeks away**!

I'll be doing the writeup for QST again this year. I'll of course dumpster dive into the 3830 comments and so forth, but if there is anything you'd like to share directly for the writeup just send it to me at wk6i.jeff@....

Of particular interest is your operating mix. Did you find FT4 and/or FT8 helped you make a better score? Or did you have issues with one mode or the other? Where were the mults? How was the rate? What else should I be asking for? :)

PHOTOS: QST loves hi-res photographs of people operating, working on stuff, and so on. Make sure it looks like you are operating digital. ;) People dealing with inclement weather is also a plus. Make sure they are high resolution (lotsa pixels!) And they have people in them.

Also send those to me at wk6i.jeff@....

** I know practice sessions for RTTY and FT modes are being figured out. Stay tuned for details!

See you all in the Roundup! 73 jeff wk6i

--
Jeff Stai ~ WK6I ~ wk6i.jeff@...
RTTY op at W7RN
Twisted Oak Winery ~ http://www.twistedoak.com/

NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

A lively group last week with big Q totals from the leaders.  Welcome back to Max, KH6ZM who popped by to give out an extra (and rare) mult. 

 

And speaking of mults, don’t forget that 160 is part of our little get together, so if you have 160 capability jump down to 1805 for the last few minutes of the session.  And if you do work someone on 1805, move up or down 1 kHz and see who else might be lurking.  A couple of quick mults can do wonders for your score.

 

A reminder that we are on the short countdown to the RTTY Roundup, the first weekend of January. 

 

If you haven’t used RTTY for a while, time to fire it up and make sure all is well.  Please join us Thursday evening and get those diddles warmed up!

Friday,  20 Dec 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 19 Dec 2019 in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (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   <--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.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

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

 

TRC RTTY Contest Is On Right Now

Hank W6SX
 

Need some activity.


Let's diddle!

Contest Exuberantly,

Hank, W6SX


CTY-2917 Country Files - 13 December 2019

Jim Reisert AD1C
 

The Country (CTY) Files were updated on 13 December 2019:

http://www.country-files.com/cty-2917-13-december-2019/

For installation instructions, start at:

http://www.country-files.com/

Hover your mouse over the word Contest in the menu, then select the
software you are using.

To install the file, follow the link to your software at the top of the page.

If you are interested in a bigger CTY.DAT for everyday logging, you can get
it here:

http://www.country-files.com/big-cty-13-december-2019/

Note that the release notes (and Version Entity) for this larger file are
different than what is shown below. There is a separate link to them.

As a reminder, there is an RSS feed of the latest country file announcements:

http://www.country-files.com/feed/

Here are the release notes:

13 December 2019 (CTY-2917)
VER20191213, Version entity is Wake Island, KH9

Added/changed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* 4U1XMAS is Vienna Intl Ctr, *4U1V
* A41JM/ND, A41KT/ND, A41LD/ND, A45XR/ND and A47RS/ND are all Oman, A4
* A61FJ/ND and A61FK/MD are both United Arab Emirates, A6
* IA0DC is Antarctica, CE9
* IA0/DK5SXQ is Antarctica, CE9 in CQ zone 29, ITU zone 70
* EA1RCI/CVG and EA1RCI/DAC are both Spain, EA
* IQ0JY is Sardinia, IS
* K2RP, KA9A, W3NX and W5UJ are all United States, K in CQ zone 3, ITU zone 6
* W7XT is United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 6
* N7FUL, W2UP and W7KAM are all United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 7
* K1OU, K5GDX, K7CS, KM4RO, N2NL and WE5P are all United States, K in CQ zone 4, ITU zone 8
* KD9QS, NZ6T, W0QQG, W6DVS, W6SFG, W7IMP, WS7X and YL3IZ/MM are all United States, K in CQ zone 5, ITU zone 8
* KG5CH and WA6AW are both Hawaii, KH6
* AC3DF, K7CAP, KC9IKH, KD5MQC, KJ6RFQ, N7CGC and WB1BR are all Alaska, KL
* KB2BVX, KB3TTV, KF5YGN and KF5YGX are all Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU1VYL/D, LU3HT/H, LW6DYH/D, LW7EDH/D and LW9EVE/D are all Argentina, LU
* 4U1XMAS is Austria, OE
* R1941MB, R1941OM, R19YOTA, R2019DX, R50KAMA, RT9K/6, RT9K/7, RZ9SZ/3
and UE29DX are all European Russia, UA
* RT9K/4 is European Russia, UA in ITU zone 30
* R6DLU/1 and R8MB/1 are both European Russia, UA in CQ zone 17, ITU zone 20
* R8FF/8 is Asiatic Russia, UA9
* R95W, RW95WJ and RX95WN are all Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 16
* R2ET/9 is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 31
* RAEM is Asiatic Russia, UA9 in CQ zone 18, ITU zone 32
* VE2/UT3UA is Canada, VE in CQ zone 2, ITU zone 4
* 7A9, 7B9, 7C9, 7D9, 7E9, 7F9, 7G9, 7H9, 7I9, 8A9, 8B9, 8C9, 8D9,
8E9, 8F9, 8G9, 8H9 and 8I9 are all Indonesia, YB
* 7A0, 7A1, 7A2, 7A3, 7A4, 7A5, 7A6, 7A7, 7A8, 7B0, 7B1, 7B2, 7B3,
7B4, 7B5, 7B6, 7B7, 7B8, 7C0, 7C1, 7C2, 7C3, 7C4, 7C5, 7C6, 7C7, 7C8, 7D0,
7D1, 7D2, 7D3, 7D4, 7D5, 7D6, 7D7, 7D8, 7E0, 7E1, 7E2, 7E3, 7E4, 7E5, 7E6,
7E7, 7E8, 7F0, 7F1, 7F2, 7F3, 7F4, 7F5, 7F6, 7F7, 7F8, 7G0, 7G1, 7G2, 7G3,
7G4, 7G5, 7G6, 7G7, 7G8, 7H0, 7H1, 7H2, 7H3, 7H4, 7H5, 7H6, 7H7, 7H8, 7I0,
7I1, 7I2, 7I3, 7I4, 7I5, 7I6, 7I7, 7I8, 8A0, 8A1, 8A2, 8A3, 8A4, 8A5, 8A6,
8A7, 8A8, 8B0, 8B1, 8B2, 8B3, 8B4, 8B5, 8B6, 8B7, 8B8, 8C0, 8C1, 8C2, 8C3,
8C4, 8C5, 8C6, 8C7, 8C8, 8D0, 8D1, 8D2, 8D3, 8D4, 8D5, 8D6, 8D7, 8D8, 8E0,
8E1, 8E2, 8E3, 8E4, 8E5, 8E6, 8E7, 8E8, 8F0, 8F1, 8F2, 8F3, 8F4, 8F5, 8F6,
8F7, 8F8, 8G0, 8G1, 8G2, 8G3, 8G4, 8G5, 8G6, 8G7, 8G8, 8H0, 8H1, 8H2, 8H3,
8H4, 8H5, 8H6, 8H7, 8H8, 8I0, 8I1, 8I2, 8I3, 8I4, 8I5, 8I6, 8I7 and 8I8
are all Indonesia, YB in ITU zone 54

Removed Entities/Prefixes/Callsigns:

* 3DA0BP/J in Kingdom of eSwatini, 3DA
* EA3RKM/6 in Balearic Islands, EA6
* EA1DFP/9 in Ceuta & Melilla, EA9
* TO80SP in St. Pierre & Miquelon, FP
* GB0SBG in Northern Ireland, GI
* GB0GDS, GB2CWR, GB2OL, GB2SAS and GB4FFS in Scotland, GM
* GB0SCB in Wales, GW
* 4U1GSC, 4U73B, II5BP/J and IK6FAW/J in Italy, I
* AA4R, K8FU, KB8KMH, KP4KD, KX4X, KY4F, N8PR, ND2T, W7SE, W8WEJ and WE6C
in United States, K
* AE7CA in Guam, KH2
* KK6RM and N7ODC in Hawaii, KH6
* KC0YSW, KD2SKJ, KF4JET and KM4AGL in Alaska, KL
* N6NVD in Puerto Rico, KP4
* LU6DK/D, LU8VCC/U, LU9DPI/D and LW3EB/D in Argentina, LU
* OV4JAM/J in Denmark, OZ
* PA0TLM/J, PA1AW/J, PA1EDL/J, PA1ET/J, PA2RO/J, PA3AFG/J, PA4AGO/J,
PA4WK/J, PA6JAM/J, PA6SHB/J, PA6SJB/J, PA9JAS/J, PC5D/J, PC6RH/J, PE18KA/J,
PE1ORG/J, PE1PEX/J, PE7M/J, PH9GFB/J and PI4VHW/J in Netherlands, PA
* SV2AEL/J, SV2CLJ/J, SV2JAO/J and SZ4SRM/J in Greece, SV
* R0CM/4, R7AB/P, UA9MA/1 and UA9MA/3 in European Russia, UA
* UA9UAX/2 in Kaliningrad, UA2
* RW4YA/9 and UA0ZDY/9 in Asiatic Russia, UA9
* VK4FDJL/6 in Australia, VK

73 - Jim AD1C

--
Jim Reisert AD1C, <jjreisert at alum.mit.edu>, http://www.ad1c.us

NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

We were back into double digits last week, with most of our regulars back in the mix.  Welcome to second timer Don, KI4MZC, who is pretty sure he’s got the hang of it.  Welcome and hope to see you more often.

 

There is the TRC Digi contest this weekend, though I don’t know much about it.  Listed as RTTY so we’ll see what happens.  The 10 meter contest is also on, though that sounds like someone is wishing a big wish.    

 

So if you need to check things out or just need 30 minutes of good ol’ RTTY Sprinting, please join us Thursday evening.

Friday,  13 Dec 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (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   <--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.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

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


 

Ron Stailey (K5DJ) Obituary, photo's, biography

Jay WS7I
 

Please share this with everyone. 




Shari Stailey-Floyd


Was like many of Ron's friends thinking of him over the weekend.  Didn't do the contest as I just couldn't get into the mood.
K5DJ was a very dear friend.  We probably spent a million hours yacking on the phone.  I think our first contest was the 1995 ARRL RTTY Roundup.  He wanted to do it and talked me into flying into Texas.  Great fun from his home in Round Rock.  Later that year Ron and I created the WW RTTY WPX contest. 

From the RTTY Journal to Dayton the WPX held in February had results and plaques out and at the RTTY contesting dinner which Ron created in April.  Less than 3 months setting a standard that hasn't been approached yet.

Many trips were planned and implemented.  We went to W5WMUJ's super station a couple of times and did well.  Many trips to the W5KFT ranch were made with Wayne K7WM (SK), Don AA5AU, and many others.  I missed the trip to Canada, work got in the way of that one.

As Wayne W5XD has stated without Ron there wouldn't have been the Writelog that we have today.  Ron couldn't type with a darn, so got Wayne to put in all the mouse stuff.  Many thought that an improvement over the WF1B software that we all used.

Having one program to do CW, RTTY, and SSB won we over.  I talked W5XD, into keeping all the keyboard stuff that those of us who can type still use.

Many good times on the porch of the Ranch Shack, eating some Texas BBQ, and sipping a beverage of choice.

RIP old buddy.

Jay WS7I
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K5DJ Funeral Info

Jay WS7I
 

K5DJ - Ron Stailey Funeral update.  Pflugerville is between Round Rock and Austin.

Ron Stailey K5DJ (AB5KD) visitation on Wednesday December 11, 2019 from 5pm - 7pm.

His funeral is the following day, Thursday December 12, 2019.
Services begin @ 2pm.

Following the services will be his burial with Fire Dept. Honor Guard & Veteran Honor Guard Ceremonies.
There will be a reception at the memorial home following the burial as well. 

The address for his services is as follows:

Cook-Walden Capital Parks
Funeral Home & Cemetery 
14501 N. IH 35
Pflugerville, TX  78660



NS RTTY this Thursday

Ken K6MR
 

Greetings Diddlers:

Nothing surprising about the almost infinitesimal turnout last week.  Thanks to AD4TJ, KG5U, and W6SX for keeping the bands warm while the rest of us were eating (or sleeping off what we ate earlier!).  Let’s see if we can all do better this week.

 

I don’t see anything RTTY this weekend, but there is the FT Roundup, sponsored by W0YK and AA5AU.  Remember that the RTTY Roundup will include FT modes this year so getting this mode to work may be useful.

 

Please join us Thursday evening for 30 minutes of some old style RTTY contesting.


Friday,  6 Dec 2019, 0145Z - 0215Z (Thursday, 5 Dec 2019 in NA)
-- 1745 - 1815 PST
-- 2045 - 2115 EST
-- (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   <--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.

If you would like to receive all the latest info about NS as well as a have a place for comments and questions, sign up for the NS mailing list:  https://groups.io/g/nccc-blue

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


Re: FMRE RTTY Contest info needed

Don Hill AA5AU
 

Apparently the link is down and someone is looking into it now.

Thanks,
Don AA5AU

On Monday, December 2, 2019, 11:54:27 AM CST, Don Hill AA5AU <aa5au@...> wrote:


Does anyone have information concerning the 2020 FMRE RTTY Contest (also referred to as the XE RTTY Contest)? I'm looking for official rules and dates.

It seems FMRE has a new website but there does not appear to be any information about the RTTY contest.


Any information is appreciated.

Thanks,
Don AA5AU

FMRE RTTY Contest info needed

Don Hill AA5AU
 

Does anyone have information concerning the 2020 FMRE RTTY Contest (also referred to as the XE RTTY Contest)? I'm looking for official rules and dates.

It seems FMRE has a new website but there does not appear to be any information about the RTTY contest.


Any information is appreciated.

Thanks,
Don AA5AU

Re: Ron Stailey K5DJ - Silent Key

Nicholas Roy Smith
 

Me too Don, It's a sad Thanksgiving to hear about my friend Ron, he taught me just about all I know for RTTY contesting. He used to tell me when he would be at Bryan's station, "nick just keep up where I am and get next to me and you will get all the over flow". I did just that and improved my score several times.

Ron rest in peace.

Nick, w4gkm



On 11/28/2019 9:53 AM, Don Hill AA5AU wrote:

Sure hate to hear this sad news. On this Thanksgiving Day, I'm thankful I got to know Big Ron. He taught be a lot about RTTY contesting and introduced me to WriteLog.

 

One contest we operated together was the 2000 BARTG RTTY Contest. We set a record that still stands today. I remember having a big run into Europe in the morning on 10 meters and thinking I was seeing a few JA calls in the pileup as well. I thought I was hallucinating. I said to Ron "I think I'm seeing JAs". He said "Yeah, turn the top antenna southeast and work the JAs longpath." I had never worked JAs longpath before on any band, let alone ten meters. But there they were. Operating contests with Ron was a real treat. Here's a synopsis of that 2000 BARTG contest with Ron (with pictures).

 

https://www.aa5au.com/rtty/articles/2000-bartg-hf-rtty-contest/

 

RIP my friend.

 

Don AA5AU

 

From: RTTY@groups.io [mailto:RTTY@groups.io] On Behalf Of Jay WS7I
Sent: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 1:31 PM
To: RTTY@groups.io; rttydigital@groups.io
Subject: [RTTY] Ron Stailey K5DJ - Silent Key

 

Ron Stailey, K5DJ, has a silent keyboard as reported to me a few minutes ago by his daughter.

Ron was a RTTY Contester who created the WW RTTY WPX contest with me while we wrote  for the RTTY Journal.

He also created the RTTY NAQP contest.

Winner of many contests, friend to many of us.  Ron was associated with Writelog the contesting program for a long time
and got W5XD to add RTTY to his program.

Hopefully someone can cross post to contesting.com as he had many friends there as well.

I will further info on the services which will be in Texas after the holiday.

Jay WS7I



-- 
Nick, W4GKM

--
Dennis was so nice and thoughtful to check out my units and wire them correctly, however the second one will not xmit. When I installed it selected a comport but I had problems getting it to let me select TinyFsk and the comport that it was assigned to it. The first radio went great, no problems, xmits and it prints just fine. I must be doing something that is causing this but I don't know what to do. I did connect my old Buxcom back up and it worked just fine.

Does anyone have a suggestion for me. Oh, BTW I am using Writelog.

Nick, w4gkm