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NAQCC August Sprnt

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  • Larry Makoski
    This Tuesday evening, the North American QRP CW Club will be holding its monthly sprint. Here are the particulars: Date and time: Wednesday, August 15th,
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 13, 2007
      This Tuesday evening, the North American QRP CW Club will be holding its
      monthly sprint.

      Here are the particulars:

      Date and time:
      Wednesday, August 15th, 0030-0230 UTC
      (Remember that's Tuesday 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

      Exchange:
      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 Points:
      QSO with a Member, 2 points.
      QSO with a Non-member, 1 point.

      Multipliers:
      Each USA state
      Each VE province
      Each country except W/VE
      All multipliers count only once in the contest.

      Bonus:
      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
      bonus multiplier.

      Categories:
      SWA - simple wire antennas - for those using a simple wire antenna per
      NAQCC definition.
      GAIN - gain antennas - for those using other than a simple wire antenna.

      Special Award:
      The purpose of having a special award is to perhaps award a certificate
      to someone who knows they can't win one of the regular 1st/2nd/TNW
      certificates, but would still like one of our beautiful NAQCC
      certificates to display in the shack. Our special award this month goes
      to the one with the highest score who has in his log a station starting
      with A,K,N, and W.

      The winner will win a set of CD's features K7QO, Chuck Adams' code
      course designed to increase code speed. Please see:
      http://www.arm-tek.net/~yoel//sprint200708.html 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 Tuesday night's sprint.
      To join the NAQCC, please visit: http://www.arm-tek.net/~yoel//joinup.html

      Entry Deadline:
      All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on August 21st 2007. So submit
      as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.

      For further information, please visit:
      http://www.arm-tek.net/~yoel//sprintrules.html

      --
      73 de Larry W2LJ
      QRP - When you care to send the very least!

      http://www.w2lj.qrpradio.com
      http://w2lj.blogspot.com/
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