Re: The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today


davidftx@...
 

Here's the most complete Contest Calendar that I know of: http://www.hornucopia.com/contestcal/contestcal.html Scroll down to 2008.

CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW0000Z, Jan 26 to 2359Z, Jan 27

for those who do CW or have computers that do CW
10-10 Int. Winter Contest, SSB0001Z, Feb 2 to 2359Z, Feb 3
for 10 Meter aficionados, this is better at almost any other point in the solar cycle than now
CQ WW RTTY WPX Contest0000Z, Feb 9 to 2400Z, Feb 10
Worked all Prefixes for RTTY operators
North American Sprint, SSB0000Z-0400Z, Feb 10

This is a 4 hour contest where you try to contact NA stations. It has the longest exchange of any contest. Plus if you solicit, i.e. CQ, QRZ, you can make the contact and then have to move at least 1KHz off of that frequency. 80, 40, and 20 Meters only. See the rules: http://www.ncjweb.com/sprintrules.php
ARRL Inter. DX Contest, CW0000Z, Feb 16 to 2400Z, Feb 17

The big International DX CW contest.
CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB0000Z, Feb 23 to 2359Z, Feb 24

I'm sure the STXDXCC will work this from our 160 Meter loop in Bandera County. High Power Multi Op. Join us.
ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB0000Z, Mar 1 to 2400Z, Mar 2

Big International SSB contest. STXDXCC will probably work from Bandera. Either with the tower up or run ladder line to the 160 Meter loop and use a tuner. Contest is 160 through 10 Meters. Rules here: http://www.arrl.org/contests/rules/2008/intldx.html

From then on its state QSO parties and foreign contests until late July when the IOTA contest is held.

----- Original Message ----
From: Frank Sellers <n6aq@n6aq.com>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 7:31:46 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today

Are there any more ssb contests coming up ?

----- Original Message -----
From: davidftx@swbell. net
To: W5SC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today

If you used N3FJP's NAQP software, it asked you your state when you originally set it up. So it knows you are in "5". When your write your Cabrillo file, at File/Write Cabrilo File, it pops your address into right fields in the submission file or asks you to fill in the blanks. The Cabrillo file, for you, is named N6AQ.log and it is written to C:/(or your main directory)/Programs /NAQP2.4 Just attached it to an email ssbnaqp@ncjweb. com within 14 days of the contest. I think the NCJ issues certificates for top placements in each category in each zone. In any event it is good form to submit you log so that it can be used to check others logs.

David F.

----- Original Message ----
From: Frank Sellers <n6aq@n6aq.com>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:09:06 AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today

Great thanks.. I guess I did alright. So I wonder since I have a 6 call it will be listed under 6's even though I live in Texas?

Frank N6AQ
http://www.hillcoun trydx.com

----- Original Message -----
From: davidftx@swbell. net
To: W5SC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 6:36 AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today

Extremely respectable, make sure you submit your score. Here are the results from last years NAQP: http://www.ncjweb. com/ssbnaqp01200 7.pdf Scroll down to "Single Operator Scores" to see where you fit in. They are sorted by call area.

----- Original Message ----
From: Frank Sellers <n6aq@n6aq.com>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 11:49:19 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today

Ok worked the contest

stations worked: 487
score:43,343
time: 09:59:36

so how did I do, any good?

Frank N6AQ
http://www.hillcoun trydx.com

davidftx@swbell. net wrote:

A single operator can only work 10 of the 12 hours of a contest, so
you have forced breaks. These breaks must be in at least 30 minute
blocks. For example if you didn't start the contest until 0650Z, you
would already have 50 minutes of your forced 120 minutes off. If you
stop to eat and kill 25 minutes doing so, you might has well stay off
the air for another five minutes so have a 30 minute block. Or you can
just not work the last two hours of the contest. The time off must be
obvious from your log. This keeps contesters who don't get a contact
for 8 or 9 minutes from using that as part of their time off. It
ensures that the time off the air is really time off.

Why a single operator can only work 10 of the 12 hours is probably
historical. I don't really get that part of it. But you are competing
with other who have to do the same thing.

K5OLE

----- Original Message ----
From: Frank Sellers <n6aq@n6aq.com <mailto:n6aq% 40n6aq.com> >
To: W5SC@yahoogroups. com <mailto:W5SC% 40yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 11:48:54 AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today

I get everything except the time off having to be 30 minutes can someone
explain that to me?

Thanks

Frank

davidftx wrote:


This is a great, short contest where the idea is work as many U.S.,
Mexican, and Canadian stations as possible. The exchange is your name
and your state. See the complete rules here:
http://www.ncjweb. com/naqprules. php <http://www.ncjweb.
com/naqprules. php>
<http://www.ncjweb. com/naqprules. php
<http://www.ncjweb. com/naqprules. php>> Very nice software for this
contest is available here: http://n3fjp. com/ <http://n3fjp. com/>
<http://n3fjp. com/ <http://n3fjp. com/>>
Click on "NAQP Log" on the left. Cost is $6.00 and this very easy to
use contest logging software check for duplicates.

1. Eligibility: Any licensed radio amateur may enter.

2. Object: To work as many North American stations as possible during
the contest period.

3. North American Station: Defined by the ARRL's DXCC list with the
addition of KH6. That list is here:
http://www.arrl. org/awards/ dxcc/dxcclist. txt
<http://www.arrl. org/awards/ dxcc/dxcclist. txt>
<http://www.arrl. org/awards/ dxcc/dxcclist. txt
<http://www.arrl. org/awards/ dxcc/dxcclist. txt>>

4. Contest periods:http://www.arrl. org/awards/ dxcc/dxcclist. txt
<http://www.arrl. org/awards/ dxcc/dxcclist. txt>

January 2008 Contest:

SSB: 1800Z January 19 to 0600Z January 20, 2008 (Third full weekend in
January)

5. Entry Classification:
1. Single Operator:
1. One person performs all transmitting, receiving, spotting and
logging functions as well as equipment and antenna adjustments. 2.
Use of helpers or spotting nets, regardless of the mode of communication
(e.g. PacketCluster) is not permitted. 3. Only one transmitted
signal allowed at a time. 4. May operate 10 out of the 12 hours of
the contest. Off times must be at least 30 minutes in length.
5. Multi-Operator Two-Transmitter:
1. More than one person performs transmitting, receiving and logging
functions, etc. 2. A maximum of two transmitted signals at any given
time, each on a different band. Both transmitters may work any and all
stations. 3. Shall keep a separate log for each transmitter. 4.
Each transmitter must have at least 10 minutes between band changes.
5. May operate for the entire 12 hours of the contest.

Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 meters only, except no 160 meters for the
RTTY contest. You may work a station once per band. Suggested
frequencies are 1815, 3535, 7035, 14035, 21035 and 28035 kHz (35 kHz up
from band edge for Novice/Tech) on CW; and 1865, 3850, 7225, 14250,
21300, 28500 kHz (28450 for Novice/Tech) on SSB. When operating on
160-meters, please respect the DX window of 1830-1840 kHz and keep SSB
operations above 1840 kHz.

1.
Exchange: Operator name and station location (state, province or
country) for North American stations; operator name only for non-North
American stations. If the name sent is changed during the contest, as
sometimes happens with multi-operator stations, the name used for each
QSO must be clearly identified in the log.

2. Multipliers: Are U.S. states (including KH6 and KL7), 13 Canadian
provinces/territori es (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan,
Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI,
Newfoundland/ Labrador, Yukon, NWT and Nunavut) and other North American
countries. District of Columbia counts as Maryland. Non-North American
countries, maritime mobiles and aeronautical mobiles do not count as
multipliers, but may be worked for QSO credit.
3. Output power must be limited to 100 watts for eligible entries.
Use of external amplifiers capable of more than 100 watts output is not
allowed.





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