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NAQCC October Sprint

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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 October 10th,
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 8, 2007
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      This Tuesday evening, the North American QRP CW Club will be holding its
      monthly sprint.

      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

      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:
      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)

      Prize:
      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

      Entry Deadline:
      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
      http://home.alltel.net/johnshan/sprintlog.html after the Sprint to send
      in your entry!

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