This Tuesday evening, the North American QRP CW Club will be holding its
Here are the particulars:
Date and time:
Wednesday October 10th, 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 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 who has the most QSO's with
our special event call N3A/# in their log. We will have N3A/# calls from
all 10 call areas active in the sprint. In case of a tie, the SA goes to
the one with the highest score. If a 1st or 2nd place certificate winner
also qualifies for winning the SA, the SA goes to the next highest
scorer. That is because we want as many members as possible to receive
one of our certificates. You must indicate in your report if you are
applying for the SA, and how many N3A/# QSO's are in your log.
The following are our operators:
1 call area - N3A/1 - N1LU (NH)
2 call area - N3A/2 - KD2MX (NJ)
3 call area - N3A/3 - WY3H (PA)
4 call area - N3A/4 - AA4W (FL)
5 call area - N3A/5 - AE5BH (TX)
6 call area - N3A/6 - K6BBQ (CA)
7 call area - N3A/7 - WY7N (UT)
8 call area - N3A/8 - WB8LZG (MI)
9 call area - N3A/9 - W9ILF (IN)
0 call area - N3A/0 - NO2D (CO)
We have TWO prizes this month.
Karl N3IJR has kindly donated a Hendricks DC40 QRP Transceiver kit to be
given away in honor of the NAQCC's 3rd Anniversary this month. Club
President Tom WY3H has decided it will be awarded to the highest scoring
MEMBER who has never previously won a 1st or 2nd place certificate in
our sprints nor won any other physical prize. In case you don't remember
if you've ever won anything, here is a list of winners. Club officers
not eligible. So if you qualify to be a winner, get geared up for a
maximum effort this month to win this very nice prize. Tie breaking
procedures will be the same as for our regular CD's giveaway below.
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)
KI4GLH (Sep 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
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on October 16th 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
after the Sprint to send
in your entry!
For further information, please visit: