- received this notice in the mail last night!
THE FUNNEST 4 HOURS IN RADIOSPORT!
North American SSB SPRINT - THIS SATURDAY EVENING
AUGUST 29, 2015 (UTC 8/30 00z-04z)
AS WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN THE PREVIOUS EVENT,
WE WANT TO HAVE ALL 50 STATES AND ALL CANADIAN AREAS ON THE AIR AND NEED YOUR HELP!
RULES AND RESULTS at: http://www.ssbsprint.com
QUESTIONS WELCOME via: http://ssbsprint.com/contact-us
Dear Fellow Contester:
This is one final reminder regarding the exciting four hour NA SSB Sprint contest that will be occurring this Saturday evening August 29, 2015. We know some of you are quite familiar with the SSB Sprint and have already indicated that you will be on, while others are less familiar.
You can find out all of the details at http://ssbsprint.com
The NA SSB SPRINT takes place on 20M, 40M and 80M this Saturday afternoon/evening at:
UTC: 0000z-0400z (August 30)
Here are some of the highlights and features of this event:
· The contest is only 4 hours long. No need to worry about extended time in the chair. Ideal for folks who have families or obligations, but still would like to fully participate in an amateur radio contest.
· Categories for QRP, Low Power (100w) and High Power, with separate awards for each.
· You enter as an individual, but you can also register a team of 5 individuals. See http://ssbsprint.com/team-registration/
· It has a unique QSY rule: Unlike most contests, the SSB Sprint has a QSY rule that prevents contestants from CQing on the same frequency over and over. In the SSB Sprint, if you call CQ and then work a station, you must QSY at least 5 kHz before you can call CQ again or at least 1 kHz before answering someone else's CQ. Most competitors find Searching and Pouncing (S&P) for new QSOs to be more rewarding, than it is to call CQ. You usually wind up with two QSOs for the price of one since someone will likely call you directly after you finish the 1st QSO. Some helpful Tips & Tricks here: http://ssbsprint.com/tips-tricks/
New! Awards for many levels of achievement!
See http://ssbsprint.com/awards/ for a full list of the awards available. Here is a summary of the awards:
· Every log submitted with a score of 1,500 or greater is entered in a random drawing of 32 door prizes.
· T-shirt for anyone working all 50 States. WAS in 4 hours -- can you do it? In the Feb 2015 event five stations worked all 50 states!
· Plaques for the High Power, Low Power and QRP top entries.
· Certificates to the Top 10 in each power category.
· Certificates to the top entry in each State/Province/NA DX.
· Certificates to the members of the Top Team.
· Achievement Certificates for various levels of scores, starting at 1,200 points (about 40 QSOs and 30 mults).
Need more information?
Our website at http://www.ssbsprint.com has the Contest Rules, a Multiplier Checklist, Logging Software info, Operating Tips & Tricks, Planned Activity (list of ops planning on operating), Suggested Frequencies, and a Contact Us form if you have any questions. Speaking of logging software... if your software does not yet support and score all the new multipliers, don't worry -- just make a note of it and then after the contest, you can manually edit the Cabrillo log to show the right mult/abbreviation. Our log checking software will also be looking for and correcting these issues as well.
P.S. If you decide to be a part of the fun, you can include yourself under the “Planned Activity” tab by filling out the form at http://ssbsprint.com/planned-activity/my-planned-activity/ -- This helps the NA SSB Sprint contest committee to make sure there will be ample activity from all states and provinces/territories.
73 and CU in the SSB Sprint this Saturday!
NA SSB Sprint Committee
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