From 00:00 UTC March 4, 2023 through 23:59 UTC on March 12.
REGISTRATION: Registration opens approximately two weeks before event. Links will be posted.
Register for the event by creating a *NEW* NRR 2023 Logger account.
Previous logger registrations will not work. Link to Logger will be posted prior to event for
registration and testing. We will clear logger test data immediately before event begins.
Allowed bands are 80m, 40m, 15m, 10m and 2m
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!
CW/A1. Use of mechanical keying is encouraged, but certainly not mandatory.
CLASSES OF STATIONS:
**CLASS ONLY REFERS TO HOW TO LOG YOUR CONTACT IN THE LOGGER FIELD LABLED "Your Rig".**
NOVICE-1 A Novice-1 station is a Novice-era transmitter using PA input power of 75 watts or less and under crystal frequency control
NOVICE-2 A Novice-2 station is a transmitter using PA input power of 250 watts or less and using VFO frequency control.
Call, Name, QTH. Optional: Rig, NRR Number
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 OR CLASS.
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 2023 online contest logger is the only acceptable logger
for 2023. Sorry, no paper logs, index cards or cocktail napkin
Award certificates to top scoring stations.
Will be awarded by drawing.