Tomorrow night, April 11th ( The morning of April 12th for those of you not bothered by UTC conversions), will be the 150th NAQCC Monthly Sprint. That's 12 and a half years of monthly NAQCC Sprints now - since the club was formed. In honor of this momentous occasion, the leadership of the NAQCC has planned something special. Rather than try and go into my own details, I'll post the email announcement here:
On Tuesday evening, April 11 (4/12 UTC), we will have our landmark 150th regular monthly sprint.
We want to celebrate this event by giving away a prize worth $150 to one member-participant!
But there is a catch, we will only have a prize drawing if we get at least 150 submitted logs.
You don’t have to be an experienced contester or a high speed CW operator to participate.
Just get on the air, make at least 1 sprint QSO, and submit your log, and you will be eligible for the prize drawing.
So mark your calendar and get ready!
EDT - 8:30-10:30PM, CDT - 7:30-9:30PM, MDT - 6:30-8:30PM, PDT - 5:30-7:30PM),
which translates as Wednesday, April 12th, 0030 to 0230Z in all cases.
For all the "official" information, please go to:
There you will find all the details as to time, frequencies and other important
This is a monthly event that caters to the CW veteran, the CW newcomer, straight
key and bug fans. All are welcome to participate (this includes QRO); but you
must use QRP power levels to compete for awards.
If you've been hesitant to join in our sprints because you hear other sprints
running at breakneck speeds, have no fear. Our sprints are geared to the
newcomer to CW and/or contesting. Virtually everyone including the many veteran
contesters who regularly enter our sprints will slow down to YOUR speed to help
you make your contacts.
If you are not already a member of NAQCC... membership is FREE! Now is your
chance to join the largest QRP CW Club in the world!! We currently have 7100+
members in: All 50 States - 9 VE Provinces - 100 Countries. Sign up on the
NAQCC website today (http://naqcc.info/) and receive a handsome certificate,
with your membership number on it, which is good for life.
Come join us and have a real good time!
72/73 de Larry W2LJ
Admittedly, I have not participated in one of these in a long time. Between various commitments, I have either not been home Tuesday or Wednesday evenings; or I have been too pooped to pop from a long day's work. But I am going to try and participate for at least the first 90 minutes tomorrow night. I'm not eligible for the prize as I'm quasi-NAQCC staff, but I can help drive the number of log entries up.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!