Date   

(No subject)

Paul Guido
 

Steve,

Yesterday morning, when I walked down the driveway out to get the paper, I
noticed Venus and Jupiter were getting close to each other. Today, they are
big and bright in the eastern sky. My wife and I will be looking for them
and the moon over the next few days.

73

Paul, N5IUT


(No subject)

davidftx@...
 

Thanks Steve!

David F.

----- Original Message ----
From: steve <wb5lop@lavernia.net>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2008 5:06:13 PM
Subject: [W5SC]

Space Weather News for Jan. 31, 2008
http://spaceweather .com

MORNING SKY ALERT: Set your alarm for dawn. On Friday morning, February
1st, Venus and Jupiter converge in the southeastern sky less than 1 degree
apart; they will beam through the rosy glow of dawn like a pair of
celestial headlights. It's a spectacular view worth waking up early to
see. The February 1st alignment kicks off four mornings of beautiful views
as the crescent Moon moves in to join Venus and Jupiter over the weekend.

Visit http://spaceweather .com for sky maps and photos.

WB5LOP (AKA crazy Steve)


Email Bounce

davidftx <davidftx@...>
 

Mike:

My replies to k5ucq@arrl.net are bouncing back.

David F.


Rhone Tilt Base & Accessories FS

Gary Harmon
 

I have a Rhone 25G tilt base ($225 new), large roll of new guy wire, bucket
of assorted hardware, and a nifty home-made tilt base winch with brake
assembly. All in excellent condition for $125.

Selling soon will be a Mosley CL-33 tribander, a CDE HAM-2 rotator, and 500
feet of rotator cable.

Please email or call for additional information.

73, gary

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 h / 210.884.6926 c


Fw: Ham Radio Operators Dial In Explorer 1 Celebration

steve <wb5lop@...>
 

Excerpt From:







DC Agle 818-393-9011
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.
agle@jpl.nasa.gov

NEWS RELEASE: 2008-008

Jan. 17, 2008





Monday, Jan. 28 to Sunday, Feb. 3
Ham Radio Operators Dial In Explorer 1 Celebration

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Explorer 1, the JPL Amateur Radio Club will be on the air from 8 a.m. PST on Monday Jan. 28, through 8 p.m. PST on Sunday Feb. 3. A commemorative Explorer 1 QSL card is available to those ham operators who make contact with the station. For further information see JPL's Explorer 1 Events page at: http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/explorer/media/ :



Hams Invited To Dial In Explorer 1 Celebration



Explorer I marked the dawn of the Space Age for the United States as well as the beginning of the Jet Propulsion Lab's exploration of space. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this momentous event the JPL Amateur Radio Club will be operating station W6VIO from 8 a.m. PST (1600 UTC) on Monday, January 28th, thru 8 p.m. PST on Sunday Feb. 3 (0400 UTC February 4th) using the following frequencies: 3535, 7035, 7185, 14035, 14240, 21035, 21285.

For each confirmed conversation JPL Amateur Radio Club plans to make available a commemorative Explorer 1 QSL card (postcard that serves as a confirmation of communication).


For more information about JPL's Explorer 1 mission on the Internet, visit

www.jpl.nasa.gov/explorer. The site includes a history on the mission as well as links to archival images and video, and animations.


Reminder First HCDXA Meeting!

Frank Sellers <n6aq@...>
 

Sent By: n6aq@hillcountrydx.com - Subject: Reminder First HCDXA Meeting! You are invited to attend the first HCDXA meeting, we look forward to meeting everyone for an eye ball QSO.

Date: 01-26-2008
Time: 0900 local time
Place: IHOP, New Braunfels Texas on the access road by I35 right up from Taco Cabana.

This is only a meet and greet and no activities are scheduled. Please RSVP to n6aq@hillcountrydx.com


Best Regards,
Texas Hill Country Amateur Radio DX Association Staff


Need Info Old Ham Radio

Lee Besing
 

Received this message from Avie asking for help with some old tube
type radio gear. Please respond direct to him and not the
group. I've already forwarded a copy to Gary Harmon as one of those
I could think of. I didn't have an email for Gerry Barry, but I'm
not sure he has one.


To: "Avie Grunspan" <agrunspan@alamocitymedical.com>
From: Lee Besing N5NTG <info@sanantoniohams.org>
Subject: Re: Request Information
Cc: gharmon@idworld.net

I can think of a couple of hams that would qualify, one of them
Gerry Barry, another Gary Harmon. Both members of San Antonio Radio
Club (www.w5sc.org). I'll forward your request to that club's
officers and email list for some help. I'm sure that there are
others that I will think of later.

The San Antonio Repeater Club will be holding their quarterly
meeting this Friday (www.sarepeater.net) where you might find some
folks who have been around longer than radios have. :)

At 01:55 PM 1/22/2008, "Avie Grunspan" <agrunspan@alamocitymedical.com> wrote:
Lee,

I was looking at the local HAM/Radio site because I am trying to
find a qualified tinkerer in old vintage tube gear. I have a
vintage 1960 EICO amp with one output valve that blows possibly due
to improper bias or filter cap problem. However I don't have the
bench equipment or knowledge to fix this. I cant find a local
person who knows how to fix it so far either. I was wondering if
you know of someone who is handy with older tube equipment who I
can contact. I would happily pay for their time to get this piece
functioning again.

Thanks
AG
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________
_________________________________________
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile
_________________________________________


Need Some Al Tubing

Gary Harmon
 

I've got a Mosley CL-33 with a stuck element. I'd like to find the
following pieces if anyone has some extra laying around:

6 feet of 1" ID x 1 1/8" OD x .058 wall

12 ft of 7/8 ID x 1" OD x .058 wall

4 ft of 7/8 OD x .058 wall

Thanks,

Gary H. Harmon, Jr. / K5JWK
6003 Archwood
San Antonio, TX 78239-1504
210.657.1549 h / 210.884.6926 c


"A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent
certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political
expediency or simply to swell its numbers." - <http://reagan2020.us/> Ronald
Reagan


Re: The North American QSO Party

Jim Hargrave
 

You can find many contest calendars at:
http://www.dxzone.com/catalog/DX_Resources/Contest/

The WA7BNM web site seems the best. It has all current and a 12 month
listing of all Ham Radio contest. It also has the rules for each contest.
The weekly and 12 month calendar can be accessed at:

http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=238


* 73's Jim W5IFP *

-----Original Message-----
From: W5SC@yahoogroups.com [mailto:W5SC@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of
Frank Sellers
Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 4:03 AM
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon
(CST)Today


I am going to work the international dx ssb contest in march if
I am still here.

Frank N6AQ
http://www.hillcountrydx.com


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

Frank Sellers <n6aq@...>
 

I am going to work the international dx ssb contest in march if I am still here.

Frank N6AQ
http://www.hillcountrydx.com

----- Original Message -----
From: davidftx@swbell.net
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:43 PM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today


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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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.






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

Frank Sellers <n6aq@...>
 

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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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

Frank Sellers <n6aq@...>
 

Thanks for your help on this David, its been almost 13 years since my last contest and it was a lot of fun. I sent in the file last night just not sure on how I did. Looking at the previous results you sent me I guess I did alright. I purchased the software right before the contest and he got back to me in time for me to use it. Overall is was a painless process and the entries went really well. I used 100 watts as it was stated in the rules and loops that I build and sell at texasloops.com . I am still gearing up production but for the money I could not think of using a better performing antenna. On 80 I used a inverted "L" that we design and I found it to be good for multipliers in Canada on 80 better than the 80 meter horizontal loop we make. Thanks again for your help.

Frank N6AQ
http://www.hillcountrydx.com
http://www.texasloops.com

----- 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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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

davidftx@...
 

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.






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

Frank Sellers <n6aq@...>
 

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.hillcountrydx.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/ssbnaqp012007.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.
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
>


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

davidftx@...
 

Extremely respectable, make sure you submit your score. Here are the results from last years NAQP: http://www.ncjweb.com/ssbnaqp012007.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.






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

Frank Sellers <n6aq@...>
 

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.hillcountrydx.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.




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

davidftx@...
 

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>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.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.




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

Frank Sellers <n6aq@...>
 

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/territories (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.



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

davidftx@...
 

If you don't use an exotic contest logging package, such as DX4WIN or WriteLog, this guy will sell you access to all his software for $49.00 or you can buy it contest by contest fro $6 to $10 a contest. His packages are intuitive and easy to use. I particular like his stuff in a multi user environment where you have different user with different skills. We use his Field Day software (network version) because almost anyone can sit down and start using it with about 60 seconds of training.

David F.

----- Original Message ----
From: Frank Sellers <n6aq@n6aq.com>
To: W5SC@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 10:29:06 AM
Subject: Re: [W5SC] The North American QSO Party Starts at Noon (CST)Today

Figured it out I guess it helps to read everything LOLOL 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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