The Novice Rig Roundup is a congenial gathering of radio amateurs celebrating the equipment
and operating skills of a bygone era. You need not have Novice-class equipment, as defined by our rules,
to participate. You are encouraged to join us regardless of what gear your station consists of.

Mondays are NOVICE RIG NIGHT
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Thank you for participating in NRR 2018!
Review Your Log Here

CLICK HERE for 2018 NRR TOTALS

Click Here to Read the 2018 NRR SOAPBOX!

Submit Soap Box Comments Here

EVERYBODY'S TALKING!
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

Welcome Returning Sponsor SND Tube Sales
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SND is offering a 10% discount to NRR members! Time to stock up!

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NEW: For Donations to NRR 2018
You may send donations to PayPal at the account:
2018NRR@gmail.com, or if sending a check, Dan's address is
good in QRZ.com or at wm7d.net - his call sign, W7PAZ.

PLEASE HELP OUT GENEROUSLY, so that we may have a very successful
Novice Rig Roundup in 2018.

SPONSORS ARE NEEDED FOR 2019!! WILL YOU HELP?

2018 NRR SPONSORS & SUPPORTERS:
PAPER WREN PRESS
AF4K CRYSTALS Co.
VIZ KEY Co.
SND TUBE SALES Co.
WA7BNM Contest Calendar
SKCC CALENDAR

In Partnership with ELECTRIC RADIO Magazine, QST Magazine, CQ Magazine, National Contest Journal, QCWA Journal etc.

*** LIVE SKED PAGE! ***
Find and contact other Novice Stations in Real Time. THANKS to N8FQ, here:
http://n8fq.org/sked/index.php?board=nrru

2018 Novice Rig Roundup Rules and Info:


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.)

NRR 2017 RESULTS!

Congratulations to EVERYONE who participates and a HUGE thank you to those who sent in an entry!

2017 winners are:

*** 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 ***

Several cool stories and articles appeared about NRR 2017 on
line and in magazines etc. THANK YOU to those who wrote articles
and pictures. VE3LYX has a nice story that you can find in
Ragchew Magazine. WD4NKA has an excellent Blog Story posted
on line:

WD4NKA ALL THINGS WIRELESS & LETTERPRESS story about NRR 2017

VE3LYX Don's Story of NRR 2017

See Previous Years' Results and Info:

Past Roundups and Miscellany

CONTRIBUTIONS:

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want to support our goal to help make this an annual event where all are welcome and able to use their
older novice era equipment, please make a contribution. Any amount is appreciated.

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