NS Ladder Competition
Next Ladder: NSL XXIV
"Contesting On The Edge"
July 31, 2015 thru August 28, 2015
For Complete Schedule, see Next NS
- Exact dates: July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28
- 8 Sessions
- Thursday evenings NA time -- Friday morning UTC time
- 0230-0300 UTC
- 30:00 Minutes Exactly (Note: Because of short event, precise timing is essential! Synchronize start to WWV).
- For complete schedule, see Next NS
- Power 100 watts or less
- Bands: 160, 80, 40, 20, and 15
- 38-44 KHz up from band edge or 1813 - 1818 KHz on 160M
- Exchange: serial #, name, state/province
- Work stations once per band -- i.e., no same-band duplicate QSOs
- Sprint Format: (a) mults per band, (b) 1 KHz QSY rule
- Additional notes at http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html
1) Strictly observe the time limits . . see
http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html paragraph "Time".
2) After 2nd Q of couplet, please leave a pause for the cq'ing
station to ask for fills.
3) QSY Rule. . After a CQ, we encourage stations to QSY more than the 1KHz minimum required by the rules so as to avoid bunching around the center frequencies.
- Post to the 3830 reflector via the 3830
submittal web page
- Submit by Sunday night following contest.
- Your comments on the 3830 forms are very helpful and informative and are carefully read by many regulars.
- No week-to-week submission of
- Logs must be made available at the request of the
Bottles of CA Pinot Noir wine from the famous W0YK vineyard awarded [alternate prizes for those <21] by a weighted random drawing. Thus from an awards standpoint, no SO1R "penalty" in this contest. Note: our downloadable score base, available weekly and flagged for SO2R use, allow a participant to generate personalized rankings by selectable criteria. Minimum 5 weeks required for awards. Additional entries in drawing table for 1st, 2nd place scores in division and for perfect 8-wk participation. Divisions . . see map at http://www.ncccsprint.com/ladder.html
- Atlantic (W1-3 , VA, NC, SC, GA, FL; Carib, VE1, VE2, Maritime provinces
- E. Central (W8, W9, KY TN, AL, MS; VE3)
- W. Central (W0 except CO) W5 in OK, TX, AR, LA; VE4, 5, Nunavut, XE
- West (All W7; KL7; W0 in CO; W5 in NM; KH6, W6, non-NCCC; VE6,7
- NCCC member in CA/NV
- Division Map below:
- See links to specific logging programs under
Software in the navigation menu on the left side of this, and all,
NCCC NS Ladder Competition Director Bill, N6ZFO.