Date   

Re: Was it yours?

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

Charlie
I just received my 2009 TDW endorsement today and what a beauty!!
Justin, KC2GIK

Charlie Trice, K8IJ wrote:



Greetings all,

My USPS Maillady brought me back a corner of one of the little white
envelops I sent out in the June Mailing. All I got was a ripped corner with
my return address. The rest of the envelope, and the contents of the
envelope are, I fear, lost forever.

Was it yours? Was it the envelope I sent to Justin??? We don't know right
now.

Let's give it a week. After that time, if you have not received an envelope
from me with your expected endorsements/attaboys (please look at
http://www.podxs070.com/endorsement-outgoing-mail <http://www.podxs070.com/endorsement-outgoing-mail> to see what was sent out),
drop me a note at k8ij@arrl.net <mailto:k8ij%40arrl.net> and I'll send you another envelope. Well,
I'll try to send one...

The best part: the back of the envelope from the USPS containing the
destroyed envelope says, in huge letters, "WE CARE".

Vy 73,

Charlie, K8IJ


Re: tdw sticker.

Ruben
 

Got my sticker .............. TNX !!!!!!
 Ruben Echevarria KA2HHB
SKCC #2132 EPC#3390 070 Club#861
10-10 International Club #33308
30Meter Digital Group #1148


Re: 40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

Jim K5SP
 

Springfield area... Nixa to be exact.

Chuck n2eoc wrote:



me too,KC
n2eoc chuck

________________________________
From: Jim Innis <jinnis@swbell.net <mailto:jinnis%40swbell.net>>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com <mailto:070%40yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:36:43 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

No, hold it off, I will be in Missouri.

Jim, K5SP

J Budzowski wrote:


40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

Well, July is here and with July comes the first event in our low band
sprint series, the 40m Firecracker Sprint! The 40m Firecracker Sprint
will
take place this Saturday, 04 July 2009. For those of you who have never
played in one of our sprints, you should know that this contest features
what is called a "Rolling Start". A rolling start means that the contest
does not start and stop at the same time for everyone like a normal
contest
does, nor are the start and stop times based on UTC or Zulu time, but
instead are based on YOUR LOCAL TIME, 2000-0200. Think of it as six-hour
contest windows, opening and closing sequentially around the
globe...hmmmm.
The whole purpose of the rolling start is to create a contest venue,
where
the propagation conditions are more or less the same for everyone
around the
world. If you think about it, starting a 40m sprint contest at 2000z for
everyone would be great for the guys in Region 1, but not much fun for
the
rest of the world. On the east coast of North America for example,
2000z is
1600 EDT and 40m at this time is still short skip at best, while in
region 1
the contesters would be enjoying long skip conditions. The rolling start
attempts to eliminate this problem by equalizing propagation
conditions for
all competitors in their respective time zones around the world.
So, how does the rolling start work? Everyone's contest window, no
matter
where they live, is 2000-0200 their local time. In other words, a DL's
contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, a G's contest window is
2000-0200 his/her local time, a W3's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her
local time, a W7's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time,
etc. Yes,
this means that not everyone will be working the contest at the same
time,
but the contest window overlaps a number of time zones on either side of
your own time zone, so there should be enough action to make the contest
enjoyable for all. Unfortunately, coastal stations are handicapped
somewhat
with a lack of land mass on one side, so to compensate our low band
sprints
are 6 hours long, rather than the normal 4 hours. The 6 hour sprint also
increases the chance of low band contest activity between Europe and the
east coast of North America.
Now that you have (hopefully) figured out the concept of the rolling
start, you should be aware that only contacts you make within your
contest
window (2000-0200 YOUR LOCAL TIME) count towards your score. If you
work a
station at say, 1900 your local time, that is outside of your contest
window
and the contact does not count...for you! But, if that 1900 local time
contact is also working the 40m sprint and the contact was made within
his
contest window, you did him a favor by giving him a point towards his
score.
Working someone outside your contest window is a very hammy thing to
do and
will not jeopardize your chance for a certificate, because we award
certificates for top score in each time zone! So, if you're going to
have
the rig fired up early and checking out the props anyways, you might
as well
give out some points to your fellow contesters. In fact, we encourage
you to
work sprint contesters outside of your contest window. Who knows,
maybe when
your contest window opens up, they will hang around and return the
favor! We
especially encourage you to stay up late if you can and work them left
coasters, who every year agonize at hearing all the contest activity
while
they are anxiously awaiting for their contest window to open, only to
hear
the stations go QRT when they are finally able to work them for
points! So
stay up an hour or two after your contest window is closed and work
some of
them guys west of you. They will appreciate it!
A final note about logging. Although the 40m Sprint is based on your
local time, there is no need to change the times in your log to local
time.
Leave your logs at UTC and we will figure it out from there.
Hopefully this little primer turned the light on for anyone wondering
what the heck this rolling start is all about. If you're still having
problems with the concept or have any questions about the low band
sprints
in general, please send an email to jbudzowski@verizon. net
<mailto:jbudzowski% 40verizon. net> and I will be
glad to answer them for you. Hpe to cu on 40m!....73 de Jay N3DQU






Re: 40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

chris g7ogx
 

Jay, that's a nice explanation because I can understand it, thanks! I will be there looking up and down and left and right. 73

"Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you..." Chris G7OGX
EPC#098 EN81, DMC#573, FHC#1194, 070#827.





To: 070@yahoogroups.com
From: jinnis@swbell.net
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 11:36:43 -0500
Subject: Re: [070] 40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!


























No, hold it off, I will be in Missouri.



Jim, K5SP



J Budzowski wrote:

40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!
Well, July is here and with July comes the first event in our low band
sprint series, the 40m Firecracker Sprint! The 40m Firecracker Sprint
will
take place this Saturday, 04 July 2009. For those of you who have never
played in one of our sprints, you should know that this contest features
what is called a "Rolling Start". A rolling start means that the contest
does not start and stop at the same time for everyone like a normal
contest
does, nor are the start and stop times based on UTC or Zulu time, but
instead are based on YOUR LOCAL TIME, 2000-0200. Think of it as six-hour
contest windows, opening and closing sequentially around the
globe...hmmmm.
The whole purpose of the rolling start is to create a contest venue,
where
the propagation conditions are more or less the same for everyone
around the
world. If you think about it, starting a 40m sprint contest at 2000z for
everyone would be great for the guys in Region 1, but not much fun for
the
rest of the world. On the east coast of North America for example,
2000z is
1600 EDT and 40m at this time is still short skip at best, while in
region 1
the contesters would be enjoying long skip conditions. The rolling start
attempts to eliminate this problem by equalizing propagation
conditions for
all competitors in their respective time zones around the world.
So, how does the rolling start work? Everyone's contest window, no matter
where they live, is 2000-0200 their local time. In other words, a DL's
contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, a G's contest window is
2000-0200 his/her local time, a W3's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her
local time, a W7's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time,
etc. Yes,
this means that not everyone will be working the contest at the same
time,
but the contest window overlaps a number of time zones on either side of
your own time zone, so there should be enough action to make the contest
enjoyable for all. Unfortunately, coastal stations are handicapped
somewhat
with a lack of land mass on one side, so to compensate our low band
sprints
are 6 hours long, rather than the normal 4 hours. The 6 hour sprint also
increases the chance of low band contest activity between Europe and the
east coast of North America.
Now that you have (hopefully) figured out the concept of the rolling
start, you should be aware that only contacts you make within your
contest
window (2000-0200 YOUR LOCAL TIME) count towards your score. If you
work a
station at say, 1900 your local time, that is outside of your contest
window
and the contact does not count...for you! But, if that 1900 local time
contact is also working the 40m sprint and the contact was made within
his
contest window, you did him a favor by giving him a point towards his
score.
Working someone outside your contest window is a very hammy thing to
do and
will not jeopardize your chance for a certificate, because we award
certificates for top score in each time zone! So, if you're going to have
the rig fired up early and checking out the props anyways, you might
as well
give out some points to your fellow contesters. In fact, we encourage
you to
work sprint contesters outside of your contest window. Who knows,
maybe when
your contest window opens up, they will hang around and return the
favor! We
especially encourage you to stay up late if you can and work them left
coasters, who every year agonize at hearing all the contest activity
while
they are anxiously awaiting for their contest window to open, only to
hear
the stations go QRT when they are finally able to work them for
points! So
stay up an hour or two after your contest window is closed and work
some of
them guys west of you. They will appreciate it!
A final note about logging. Although the 40m Sprint is based on your
local time, there is no need to change the times in your log to local
time.
Leave your logs at UTC and we will figure it out from there.
Hopefully this little primer turned the light on for anyone wondering
what the heck this rolling start is all about. If you're still having
problems with the concept or have any questions about the low band
sprints
in general, please send an email to jbudzowski@verizon.net
<mailto:jbudzowski%40verizon.net> and I will be
glad to answer them for you. Hpe to cu on 40m!....73 de Jay N3DQU

























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Re: tdw sticker.

Ruben
 

I know where they live ...
 Ruben Echevarria KA2HHB
SKCC #2132 EPC#3390 070 Club#861
10-10 International Club #33308
30Meter Digital Group #1148




________________________________
From: Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@justinmattes.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:45:42 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: tdw sticker.





Hey hey ,I know you're a mucky m uck in the club and all but you start
bashing my state don't be surprised if 200 pound men in pinstripe suits
at your door looking to fit you with cement boots.
;)

Justin,KC2GIK

n3dqu wrote:


Ahhh, New Jer-r-r-sey :o) 'dqu

--- In 070@yahoogroups. com <mailto:070% 40yahoogroups. com>, Justin
Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@...> wrote:

Ken got it in Japan and I didn't get it in NJ???
Justin,KC2GIK

Kenji Nozue wrote:


Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX


Was it yours?

Charlie Trice, K8IJ <ctrice@...>
 

Greetings all,

My USPS Maillady brought me back a corner of one of the little white envelops I sent out in the June Mailing. All I got was a ripped corner with my return address. The rest of the envelope, and the contents of the envelope are, I fear, lost forever.

Was it yours? Was it the envelope I sent to Justin??? We don't know right now.

Let's give it a week. After that time, if you have not received an envelope from me with your expected endorsements/attaboys (please look at http://www.podxs070.com/endorsement-outgoing-mail to see what was sent out), drop me a note at k8ij@arrl.net and I'll send you another envelope. Well, I'll try to send one...

The best part: the back of the envelope from the USPS containing the destroyed envelope says, in huge letters, "WE CARE".

Vy 73,

Charlie, K8IJ


Re: 40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

Chuck Kovacs
 

me too,KC
 n2eoc chuck




________________________________
From: Jim Innis <jinnis@swbell.net>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:36:43 PM
Subject: Re: [070] 40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!





No, hold it off, I will be in Missouri.

Jim, K5SP

J Budzowski wrote:


40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

Well, July is here and with July comes the first event in our low band
sprint series, the 40m Firecracker Sprint! The 40m Firecracker Sprint
will
take place this Saturday, 04 July 2009. For those of you who have never
played in one of our sprints, you should know that this contest features
what is called a "Rolling Start". A rolling start means that the contest
does not start and stop at the same time for everyone like a normal
contest
does, nor are the start and stop times based on UTC or Zulu time, but
instead are based on YOUR LOCAL TIME, 2000-0200. Think of it as six-hour
contest windows, opening and closing sequentially around the
globe...hmmmm.
The whole purpose of the rolling start is to create a contest venue,
where
the propagation conditions are more or less the same for everyone
around the
world. If you think about it, starting a 40m sprint contest at 2000z for
everyone would be great for the guys in Region 1, but not much fun for
the
rest of the world. On the east coast of North America for example,
2000z is
1600 EDT and 40m at this time is still short skip at best, while in
region 1
the contesters would be enjoying long skip conditions. The rolling start
attempts to eliminate this problem by equalizing propagation
conditions for
all competitors in their respective time zones around the world.
So, how does the rolling start work? Everyone's contest window, no matter
where they live, is 2000-0200 their local time. In other words, a DL's
contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, a G's contest window is
2000-0200 his/her local time, a W3's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her
local time, a W7's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time,
etc. Yes,
this means that not everyone will be working the contest at the same
time,
but the contest window overlaps a number of time zones on either side of
your own time zone, so there should be enough action to make the contest
enjoyable for all. Unfortunately, coastal stations are handicapped
somewhat
with a lack of land mass on one side, so to compensate our low band
sprints
are 6 hours long, rather than the normal 4 hours. The 6 hour sprint also
increases the chance of low band contest activity between Europe and the
east coast of North America.
Now that you have (hopefully) figured out the concept of the rolling
start, you should be aware that only contacts you make within your
contest
window (2000-0200 YOUR LOCAL TIME) count towards your score. If you
work a
station at say, 1900 your local time, that is outside of your contest
window
and the contact does not count...for you! But, if that 1900 local time
contact is also working the 40m sprint and the contact was made within
his
contest window, you did him a favor by giving him a point towards his
score.
Working someone outside your contest window is a very hammy thing to
do and
will not jeopardize your chance for a certificate, because we award
certificates for top score in each time zone! So, if you're going to have
the rig fired up early and checking out the props anyways, you might
as well
give out some points to your fellow contesters. In fact, we encourage
you to
work sprint contesters outside of your contest window. Who knows,
maybe when
your contest window opens up, they will hang around and return the
favor! We
especially encourage you to stay up late if you can and work them left
coasters, who every year agonize at hearing all the contest activity
while
they are anxiously awaiting for their contest window to open, only to
hear
the stations go QRT when they are finally able to work them for
points! So
stay up an hour or two after your contest window is closed and work
some of
them guys west of you. They will appreciate it!
A final note about logging. Although the 40m Sprint is based on your
local time, there is no need to change the times in your log to local
time.
Leave your logs at UTC and we will figure it out from there.
Hopefully this little primer turned the light on for anyone wondering
what the heck this rolling start is all about. If you're still having
problems with the concept or have any questions about the low band
sprints
in general, please send an email to jbudzowski@verizon. net
<mailto:jbudzowski% 40verizon. net> and I will be
glad to answer them for you. Hpe to cu on 40m!....73 de Jay N3DQU






[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: tdw sticker.

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

Hey hey ,I know you're a mucky m uck in the club and all but you start bashing my state don't be surprised if 200 pound men in pinstripe suits at your door looking to fit you with cement boots.
;)

Justin,KC2GIK

n3dqu wrote:



Ahhh, New Jer-r-r-sey :o) 'dqu

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com <mailto:070%40yahoogroups.com>, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@...> wrote:

Ken got it in Japan and I didn't get it in NJ???
Justin,KC2GIK

Kenji Nozue wrote:


Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX


Re: 40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

Jim K5SP
 

No, hold it off, I will be in Missouri.

Jim, K5SP

J Budzowski wrote:



40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

Well, July is here and with July comes the first event in our low band
sprint series, the 40m Firecracker Sprint! The 40m Firecracker Sprint
will
take place this Saturday, 04 July 2009. For those of you who have never
played in one of our sprints, you should know that this contest features
what is called a "Rolling Start". A rolling start means that the contest
does not start and stop at the same time for everyone like a normal
contest
does, nor are the start and stop times based on UTC or Zulu time, but
instead are based on YOUR LOCAL TIME, 2000-0200. Think of it as six-hour
contest windows, opening and closing sequentially around the
globe...hmmmm.
The whole purpose of the rolling start is to create a contest venue,
where
the propagation conditions are more or less the same for everyone
around the
world. If you think about it, starting a 40m sprint contest at 2000z for
everyone would be great for the guys in Region 1, but not much fun for
the
rest of the world. On the east coast of North America for example,
2000z is
1600 EDT and 40m at this time is still short skip at best, while in
region 1
the contesters would be enjoying long skip conditions. The rolling start
attempts to eliminate this problem by equalizing propagation
conditions for
all competitors in their respective time zones around the world.
So, how does the rolling start work? Everyone's contest window, no matter
where they live, is 2000-0200 their local time. In other words, a DL's
contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, a G's contest window is
2000-0200 his/her local time, a W3's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her
local time, a W7's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time,
etc. Yes,
this means that not everyone will be working the contest at the same
time,
but the contest window overlaps a number of time zones on either side of
your own time zone, so there should be enough action to make the contest
enjoyable for all. Unfortunately, coastal stations are handicapped
somewhat
with a lack of land mass on one side, so to compensate our low band
sprints
are 6 hours long, rather than the normal 4 hours. The 6 hour sprint also
increases the chance of low band contest activity between Europe and the
east coast of North America.
Now that you have (hopefully) figured out the concept of the rolling
start, you should be aware that only contacts you make within your
contest
window (2000-0200 YOUR LOCAL TIME) count towards your score. If you
work a
station at say, 1900 your local time, that is outside of your contest
window
and the contact does not count...for you! But, if that 1900 local time
contact is also working the 40m sprint and the contact was made within
his
contest window, you did him a favor by giving him a point towards his
score.
Working someone outside your contest window is a very hammy thing to
do and
will not jeopardize your chance for a certificate, because we award
certificates for top score in each time zone! So, if you're going to have
the rig fired up early and checking out the props anyways, you might
as well
give out some points to your fellow contesters. In fact, we encourage
you to
work sprint contesters outside of your contest window. Who knows,
maybe when
your contest window opens up, they will hang around and return the
favor! We
especially encourage you to stay up late if you can and work them left
coasters, who every year agonize at hearing all the contest activity
while
they are anxiously awaiting for their contest window to open, only to
hear
the stations go QRT when they are finally able to work them for
points! So
stay up an hour or two after your contest window is closed and work
some of
them guys west of you. They will appreciate it!
A final note about logging. Although the 40m Sprint is based on your
local time, there is no need to change the times in your log to local
time.
Leave your logs at UTC and we will figure it out from there.
Hopefully this little primer turned the light on for anyone wondering
what the heck this rolling start is all about. If you're still having
problems with the concept or have any questions about the low band
sprints
in general, please send an email to jbudzowski@verizon.net
<mailto:jbudzowski%40verizon.net> and I will be
glad to answer them for you. Hpe to cu on 40m!....73 de Jay N3DQU


Re: tdw sticker.

Chuck Kovacs
 

maybe that's how u say it your part of the state.
 n2eoc chuck




________________________________
From: Ruben Echevarria <ka2hhb_2000@yahoo.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:25:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070] Re: tdw sticker.





What about Joisey?
 Ruben Echevarria KA2HHB
SKCC #2132 EPC#3390 070 Club#861
10-10 International Club #33308
30Meter Digital Group #1148

____________ _________ _________ __
From: n3dqu <jbudzowski@verizon. net>
To: 070@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:18:12 PM
Subject: [070] Re: tdw sticker.

Ahhh, New Jer-r-r-sey :o) 'dqu

--- In 070@yahoogroups. com, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@...> wrote:

Ken got it in Japan and I didn't get it in NJ???
Justin,KC2GIK

Kenji Nozue wrote:


Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX






[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: tdw sticker.

Ruben
 

What about Joisey?
 Ruben Echevarria KA2HHB
SKCC #2132 EPC#3390 070 Club#861
10-10 International Club #33308
30Meter Digital Group #1148




________________________________
From: n3dqu <jbudzowski@verizon.net>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2009 12:18:12 PM
Subject: [070] Re: tdw sticker.





Ahhh, New Jer-r-r-sey :o) 'dqu

--- In 070@yahoogroups. com, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@...> wrote:

Ken got it in Japan and I didn't get it in NJ???
Justin,KC2GIK

Kenji Nozue wrote:


Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX




[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


Re: tdw sticker.

n3dqu <jbudzowski@...>
 

Ahhh, New Jer-r-r-sey :o) 'dqu

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Justin Mattes--KC2GIK <kc2gik@...> wrote:

Ken got it in Japan and I didn't get it in NJ???
Justin,KC2GIK

Kenji Nozue wrote:


Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX


40m Firecracker Sprint Rules

J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
 

Rules for the 40m Firecracker Sprint can be found at http://www.podxs070.com/contests/40m_sprint_rules09.htm ...73 de Jay N3DQU


40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

J Budzowski <jbudzowski@...>
 

40M FIRECRACKER SPRINT & ROLLING START PRIMER!

Well, July is here and with July comes the first event in our low band sprint series, the 40m Firecracker Sprint! The 40m Firecracker Sprint will take place this Saturday, 04 July 2009. For those of you who have never played in one of our sprints, you should know that this contest features what is called a "Rolling Start". A rolling start means that the contest does not start and stop at the same time for everyone like a normal contest does, nor are the start and stop times based on UTC or Zulu time, but instead are based on YOUR LOCAL TIME, 2000-0200. Think of it as six-hour contest windows, opening and closing sequentially around the globe...hmmmm.
The whole purpose of the rolling start is to create a contest venue, where the propagation conditions are more or less the same for everyone around the world. If you think about it, starting a 40m sprint contest at 2000z for everyone would be great for the guys in Region 1, but not much fun for the rest of the world. On the east coast of North America for example, 2000z is 1600 EDT and 40m at this time is still short skip at best, while in region 1 the contesters would be enjoying long skip conditions. The rolling start attempts to eliminate this problem by equalizing propagation conditions for all competitors in their respective time zones around the world.
So, how does the rolling start work? Everyone's contest window, no matter where they live, is 2000-0200 their local time. In other words, a DL's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, a G's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, a W3's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, a W7's contest window is 2000-0200 his/her local time, etc. Yes, this means that not everyone will be working the contest at the same time, but the contest window overlaps a number of time zones on either side of your own time zone, so there should be enough action to make the contest enjoyable for all. Unfortunately, coastal stations are handicapped somewhat with a lack of land mass on one side, so to compensate our low band sprints are 6 hours long, rather than the normal 4 hours. The 6 hour sprint also increases the chance of low band contest activity between Europe and the east coast of North America.
Now that you have (hopefully) figured out the concept of the rolling start, you should be aware that only contacts you make within your contest window (2000-0200 YOUR LOCAL TIME) count towards your score. If you work a station at say, 1900 your local time, that is outside of your contest window and the contact does not count...for you! But, if that 1900 local time contact is also working the 40m sprint and the contact was made within his contest window, you did him a favor by giving him a point towards his score. Working someone outside your contest window is a very hammy thing to do and will not jeopardize your chance for a certificate, because we award certificates for top score in each time zone! So, if you're going to have the rig fired up early and checking out the props anyways, you might as well give out some points to your fellow contesters. In fact, we encourage you to work sprint contesters outside of your contest window. Who knows, maybe when your contest window opens up, they will hang around and return the favor! We especially encourage you to stay up late if you can and work them left coasters, who every year agonize at hearing all the contest activity while they are anxiously awaiting for their contest window to open, only to hear the stations go QRT when they are finally able to work them for points! So stay up an hour or two after your contest window is closed and work some of them guys west of you. They will appreciate it!
A final note about logging. Although the 40m Sprint is based on your local time, there is no need to change the times in your log to local time. Leave your logs at UTC and we will figure it out from there.
Hopefully this little primer turned the light on for anyone wondering what the heck this rolling start is all about. If you're still having problems with the concept or have any questions about the low band sprints in general, please send an email to jbudzowski@verizon.net and I will be glad to answer them for you. Hpe to cu on 40m!....73 de Jay N3DQU


Re: tdw sticker.

Robert Sheskin <rsheskin@...>
 

Maybe this should be renamed the crying towel thread I got it last night, you know how efficient the US mail is, you should get it within the next month or so.

Robert
N3PPH


From: Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2009 10:32 AM
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [070] tdw sticker.





Ken got it in Japan and I didn't get it in NJ???
Justin,KC2GIK

Kenji Nozue wrote:


Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX


Re: tdw sticker.

Justin Mattes--KC2GIK
 

Ken got it in Japan and I didn't get it in NJ???
Justin,KC2GIK

Kenji Nozue wrote:



Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX


Re: tdw sticker.

Jim K5SP
 

Hey if you operated during FD you get a sticker for that.

Jim, K5SP

Kenji Nozue wrote:



Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX


Re: tdw sticker.

JA9LX
 

Hi all,
I received TDW sticker by air mail today.
Thanks Charlie , and hope to get it next year.

Ken JA9LX


Re: tdw sticker.

John Griswold <kk1x@...>
 

--- In 070@yahoogroups.com, Ruben Echevarria <ka2hhb_2000@...> wrote:

We get stickers?
Heh - we ALWAYS get stickers!!

Hats off to Jay and the rest of the crew for pulling this together. All WE had to do was operate!

73,
John KK1X #325


Re: tdw sticker.

Ruben
 

Thanks Charlie will be looking out for it ........... 73
 Ruben Echevarria KA2HHB
SKCC #2132 EPC#3390 070 Club#861
10-10 International Club #33308
30Meter Digital Group #1148




________________________________
From: "Charlie Trice, K8IJ" <ctrice@insightbb.com>
To: 070@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:51:16 PM
Subject: Re: [070] tdw sticker.





Hi Ruben,

TDW sticker is in the mail to you OM!

http://www.podxs070.com/endorsement-outgoing-mail

Vy 73,

Charlie, K8IJ

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruben Echevarria" <ka2hhb_2000@ yahoo.com>
To: <070@yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 14:10 PM
Subject: Re: [070] tdw sticker.

Ok ......... Didn't know about the sticker ...........
Ruben Echevarria KA2HHB
SKCC #2132 EPC#3390 070 Club#861
10-10 International Club #33308
30Meter Digital Group #1148