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.

NEW FOR 2018! ONLINE Logger:
CLICK HERE

If you plan to submit a log,
YOU MUST SIGN UP FOR THE 2018 NRR Online Logger
THE OLD LOGGER WILL NOT WORK!

Download Full Logger Instructions:
CLICK HERE

FLYERS FOR NRR PROMOTIONS:
http://novicerigroundup.com/imag/NRR-flyer-1-final.jpg
http://novicerigroundup.com/imag/NRR-flyer-2-final.jpg

Please download, print, and distribute!

NEW! 2018 Pre-Event SOAP BOX:
CLICK HERE To Enter Soap Box COMMENTS
CLICK HERE To READ 2018 Soap Box

SIGN UP NOW for your NRR MEMBER NUMBER:
http://novicerigroundup.com/nrr-signup.html

Browse Current MEMBERSHIP LIST Here:
http://novicerigroundup.com/nrr-membershiplist.html

2018 NOVICE RIG ROUNDUP DATES SET!

The Novice Rig Roundup (NRR) 2018 will be held over a period of
9 days, starting at 00:00 UTC on March 3, 2018 and ending at
23:59 UTC on March 11, 2018.

Please check back for updates!

NEW: For Donations to NRR 2018
From W7PAZ, Dan Sands, Chairman of 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.

2018 Novice Rig Roundup Rules at a Glance:

For Complete Rules: - Please Click Here.


CONTEST PERIOD
From 0000Z March 3, 2018 though 2359Z on March 11, 2018.

BANDS
Allowed bands are 80m, 40m, 15m, 10m and 2m

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 Station".**
NOVICE-1 Up to 75W plate input and crystal frequency control 
NOVICE-2 Everything else 

NOTE: Basically, any station not xtal controlled is Novice-2. Novice-2 can include ANY equipment, including modern.

EXCHANGE
Call, Name, QTH, 
 
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:
ars.W7PAZ@gmail.com

AWARDS
Participation certificates to all stations submitting a log.

Award certificates to top scoring stations.

NOVICE-1 VizKey awarded by drawing.
NOVICE-2 Vintage Hi-Mound Bug awarded by drawing.
Must submit at least 10 contacts in class to qualify.

SPONSORS ARE NEEDED FOR 2018!! WILL YOU HELP?

2017 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

NRR 2017 RESULTS!

Congratulations to EVERYONE who participates and a HUGE thank you to those who sends 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:

Have you found the Novice Rig Roundup events fun and worthwhile?
Would you like to help defray the costs of putting on this event, the awards and the web site?
Please contact us via e-mail if you have a company that would like to help sponsor future NRR events.

Why donate?
Our goal is to help hams to enjoy old time amateur radio and at the same time having a site that meets
the needs of its visitors. Whether you're a newcomer to amateur radio or an "old hand" we hope you will
find something about the Novice Rig Roundup to make your radio activities more enjoyable experiences. If you
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.

You may send donations through PayPal at the account: 2018NRR@gmail.com

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