Wednesday, July 08, 2015

A phone version of the weekly CW Test The SSB Fray....

I like where he is going with this
as the CWT have been fun the few I have entered
But I am def more of a phone op that a cw type :)

The proposed rules for a weekly SSB event are listed below.  While the start date is TBD, please send me an email ( with comments/suggestions and let me know if you're inclined to participate.  Should be great for fast-paced NAQP practice and welcoming new contesters of all skill levels.
Thank you, 73, Dean, NW2K
--------------------------------------Phone Fray
The NCCC NS and CWops CWT are enjoyable and challenging weekday CW events.  The Phone Fray is a 30-minute weekday SSB event that is based on NAQP and NS.
Wednesday, 0230-0300 UTC (Tuesday evening, in NA)
15, 20, 40, 80, 160
Suggested:  21275 to 21375, 14200 to 14275, 7125 to 7225, 3700 to 3790, 1845 to 1925
Power & Mode
100 watts, SSB
Operator name and station location (S/P/C)
Per band.  50 US states, 13 Canadian provinces/territories (AB, BC, NL, MB, NB, NS, NT, NU, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT) and other NA entities as defined by the ARRL DXCC List.  DC counts as MD.
Multiply total valid contacts by the sum of the number of multipliers worked on each band.  Use the NAQP SSB module in your logging software.
Post to within 48 hours.  Scores will be accumlated at the Phone Fray website (TBD).
    East (CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT, NY, NJ, DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, QC, NF, LB, NB, NS, PE, VP9, OX, FP, CY0, CY9, 4U)
    E. Central (MI, OH, WV, IL, IN, WI, KY, TN, AL, MS, ON)
    W. Central (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, OK, TX, AR, LA, MB, SK, NU)
    West (CA, AZ, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, UT, WY, AK, CO, NM, HI, AB, BC, NT, YT)
    South (Southern NA DXCC)
Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn (approximately 10 weeks each).  Keep best 7 out of 10.  Prizes TBD.
Nominal Rules
Single op, no amps, no assistance, no logs.  When in doubt, check NAQP rules or email NW2K.  Special Frays will be held on occasion and may have different rules, which will be communicated in advance.
0.1 May 18 2015, 0.2 July 7 2015,