Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Contesting this week........

his week, we'll use the real North American QSO Party rules for the
Thursday and Friday practices,
AUG. 14, 15 local date in North America; Aug. 14, 15 UTC.

Test out your loggers, VOICE KEYERS and station, practice the SSB NAQP rules.

30 minutes starting at 0230Z, and all bands, 160 thru 10m, SSB!
-- Start 0230Z (1930 PDT, 2030 MDT, 2130 CDT 2230 EDT)

NAQP RULES: (NO DUPES on the same band)-- SSB only, 100 watts,
mults count on each band.
BANDS: 10 thru 160m: -- 28500, 21300, 14250, 7225, 3830 +/-
50; 1845; +/-10.
(Practice moving mults to 10/15m). In the summer there can be strange
openings on the high bands, plus ground wave.

The SLOW SPEED CW NS practice continues: 02-0215Z on Thursday only,
20, 40, 80m CW, dupes ok.

The schedule of Thursday (sometimes Friday also) events through
October is now posted on the NEXT NS page at:

General rules and further info at:

-- Report scores near 3610 LSB after the practice, at 0300Z (8 PM PDT) on
the weekly NCCC contest net), or send your score directly to the 3830
Thanks to WA7BNM and N7WA for their posting service.

Next week, Aug. 22, NS rules, SINGLE BAND-20M CW, DUPES 0K, 30
minutes (0230-0300Z).


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