This Wednesday evening, the North American QRP CW Club will be holding
its monthly sprint.
Here are the particulars:
Date and time:
Thursday, July 19th, 0030-0230 UTC
(Remember that's Wednesday evening here in the USA) That's 8:30 -
10:30 EDT, 7:30 - 9:30 CDT, 6:30 - 8:30 MDT and 5:30 - 7:30 PDT.
Bands - Frequencies:
80M - 3555-3565 kHz (Be courteous to FISTS operating on 3558 kHz)
40M - 7039-7050 kHz (Avoid W1AW on 7047.5 kHz).
20M - 14059-14065 kHz. General:
A particular station may be worked once on each band. Operate CW only.
All licensed amateurs are invited to participate, but only those
operating QRP (5 watts or less) are eligible for awards.
Call: CQ NA
RST - SPC (State Province or Country) - NAQCC Nr.
(non-Members substitute power level for NAQCC Nr., e.g. 5W, 1W, etc. Be
sure to add the W.)
QSO with a Member, 2 points.
QSO with a Non-member, 1 point.
Each USA state
Each VE province
Each country except W/VE
All multipliers count only once in the contest.
If you use only a straight key for the entire sprint, multiply your
score by 2.
If you use only a bug for the entire sprint, multiply your score by 1.5.
If you key with anything other than a straight key or bug, there is no
SWA - simple wire antennas - for those using a simple wire antenna per
GAIN - gain antennas - for those using other than a simple wire antenna.
Our special award this month goes to the one with the highest score
working the most different call areas in the USA. It's the state that
determines the call area, not the call sign number. For example working
a W6 in Florida counts for the 4th call area, not the 6th.
The winner will win a set of CD's features K7QO, Chuck Adams' code
course designed to increase code speed. Please see:
for further details.
REMEMBER: You HAVE to be a NAQCC member to be eligible to win the CDs;
and there's still plenty of time to join before Wednesday night's
sprint. To join the NAQCC, please visit:
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on July 25th 2007. So submit
as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.
For further information, please visit:
73 de Larry W2LJ