Blogs and Articles From Our Members:
Niel W0VLZ's blog featuring three posts from NRR 2018.
Steve VE7SL's entertaining "Amateur Radio.com" article featuring the rigs he encountered during NRR 2018.
CLICK HERE To READ 2018 pre-event Soap Box
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Novice Rig Roundup in 2018.
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WA7BNM Contest Calendar
CONTEST PERIOD From 0000Z March 3, 2018 though 2359Z on March 11, 2018. SUGGESTED CQ CQ NRR BANDS Allowed bands are 80m, 40m, 15m, 10m and 2m SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES Around: 3550 - 3650 kHz 3579, 7055, 7060, 7080, 7100 - 7125 kHz 21.114, 21.120, 21.150 MHz 28.114, 28.120 MHz 144.085 and 144.450MHz CW and AM where allowed. Literally anywhere that you have a crystal for, of course! Operate CW anywhere that it is legal for your license class in these 5 bands. USE OF NOVICE ERA Frequencies suggested where possible. USE: 3550-3650 (closest we can get now!) and 7100-7125 kHz Plus 21.100 - 21.200 MHz and 28.100 MHz - 28.200 MHz IF YOU'RE CQing,DON'T FORGET TO SCAN RECEIVE UP AND DOWN A BIT. A ROCK-BOUND STATION MAY BE RETURNING YOUR CALL! MODE CW/A1. Use of mechanical keying is encouraged. CLASSES OF STATIONS **PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE NOT CLASSES OF COMPETITION. THERE WILL NOT BE SEPARATE LISTS OF NV-1 and NV-2 SCORES** **CLASS ONLY REFERS TO HOW TO LOG YOUR CONTACT IN THE LOGGER FIELD LABLED "Your Rig".** NOVICE-1 Up to 75W plate input and crystal frequency control NOVICE-2 Everything else EXCHANGE Call, Name, QTH, SAMPLE EXCHANGE N3PDT - CQ NRR AF4K - N3PDT DE AF4K N3PDT - AF4K DE N3PDT GA ES TNX CALL BT UR RST 559C QTH MO NAME DOUG BT HW CPY? BK AF4K - R ES TNX DOUG BT UR RST 569K QTH FL ES NAME BRY BT RIG HR HB TX 6AG7 TO 807 FNL XTAL CNTL N3PDT DE AF4K N3PDT - FB BRY UR HB SOUNDS GOOD WID A LIL CHIRP BT TNX K ILL WRK ON CLICK BT RIG HR DX40 WID XTAL TO 148FT INV L ABT 40W OUT BT MY NRR NR 9 BK AF4K - FB DOUG MY NRR NR 1 BT TNX QSO ES CU SN OM 73 N3PDT DE AF4K K N3PDT - R FB BRY TNX AND BCNU SN GL ES 73 AF4K DE N3PDT So just have QSOs with other folks and exchange info about your stations. All the logger requires is the DAY/DATE, CALL, NAME, BAND, QTH and YOUR RIG. SCORING. THE LOGGER WILL COMPUTE SCORE FOR EACH CONTACT BASED ON THE FOLLOWING: Novice1 to Novice1 (online logger confirmed) 5 points Novice1 to Novice2 (online logger confirmed) 4 points Novice2 to Novice1 (online logger confirmed) 4 points Novice2 to Novice2 (online logger confirmed) 2 points Novice1 to contact unconfirmed in online logger 3 points Novice2 contact unconfirmed in online logger 1 point States/Provinces/Countries and bands are multipliers Online logger confirms contact based on call sign, date, band, and S/P/C Online logger also logs but does not score duplicates. You will see duplicate QSO data highlighted in light red on the logger screen. Only the FIRST QSO with another station will be scored. You do not need to enter QSO data in real time; you can go back at the end of the event and enter data from a paper log. ALL SCORE IS COMPUTED BY LOGGER. SIMPLY LOG IT CORRECTLY, AND THE LOGGER DOES THE REST. YOU WILL NOT ENTER THE OTHER STATION'S RIG INFO/CLASS. ENFORCED RESTRICTIONS: Only one entry per band per callsign. Violation will show the entry as pink and will not contribute to the score. Only the FIRST QSO will be scored, any dupe, highlighted in pink, will not count. SPOTTING, SKED PAGES, SOCIAL MEDIA Spotting, sked pages and social media for announcing frequencies, and arranging contacts is approved and highly encouraged for NRR. The official NRR sked page may be found at: http:///n8fq.org/sked/index.php?board=nrru REGISTERING and ENTERING: To officially enter the event, sign up for, and use the online logger program. 2018 ONLINE LOGGER SIGNUP LOGS The 2018 online contest logger is the only acceptable logger for 2018. Sorry, no paper logs, index cards or cocktail napkin logs accepted. 2018 ONLINE LOGGER SIGNUP EMAIL CONTEST SOAPBOX COMMENTS AND PHOTOS TO: 2018NRR@gmail.com AWARDS Participation certificates to all stations submitting a log. Award certificates to top scoring stations. NOVICE-1 VizKey awarded by drawing (Must have 10 verified contacts as NV-1) NOVICE-1 Dual Display Clock (Must have 10 non-verified contacts as NV-1) NOVICE-2 Vintage Hi-Mound Bug awarded by drawing. (Must have 10 contacts, but not qualify for NV-1 drawings) Must submit at least 10 contacts in class to qualify. Any prize winner is disqualified from winning another prize.)
*** FIRST PLACE QRP 5W: AK4JA, Bobby Drummond 10986 Points ***
*** FIRST CLASS NOVICE 60W: WN4IEA, William Spurlock 24,300 Points ***
*** FIRST PLACE GENERAL >60W: WB9EGZ, Dave Milke 21,802 Points ***
WD4NKA ALL THINGS WIRELESS & LETTERPRESS story about NRR 2017
VE3LYX Don's Story of NRR 2017
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