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NAQCC September Sprint

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  • Larry Makoski
    This Wednesday evening, the North American QRP CW Club will be holding its monthly sprint. Here are the particulars: Date and time: Thursday September 20th,
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 17, 2007
      This Wednesday evening, the North American QRP CW Club will be holding
      its monthly sprint.

      Here are the particulars:

      Date and time:
      Thursday September 20th, 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

      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.

      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
      bonus multiplier.

      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 using 4 watts or less power. If the
      highest scorer wins a 1st or 2nd place certificate, then the SA goes to
      the next highest scorer.

      Continuing this month we are giving away a set of CD's to one
      participant according to the following rules:

      1. The participant meeting the requirements below and posting the
      highest score will be the winner of a set of CD's in the following
      months: July, August, September, October, November, January, February,
      March, April, and May.
      A. Requirements: The participant must be a NAQCC member and can not have
      won a CD set previously. Previous winners are:
      K4BAI (Jul 07)
      K1EV (Aug 07)
      B. If the highest scorer does not meet the requirements, then the CD set
      winner will be the next highest scorer who does meet the requirements.

      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 September 26th 2007. So
      submit as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.

      NEW! NEW! NEW!
      Be sure to use the new NAQCC Sprint Autologger feature! Please visit
      http://home.alltel.net/johnshan/sprintlog.html after the Sprint to send
      in your entry!

      For further information, please visit:

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

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