Monthly Archives: December 2018

RTTY Contest Jan 5-6 Information

To: ARRL Contest Clubs

Re: RTTY Roundup and more update

All,

As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.

– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).

– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com

Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!

73,

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

To: ARRL Contest Clubs

Re: RTTY Roundup and more update

All,

As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.

– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).

– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com

Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!

73,

Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org

To: ARRL Contest Clubs
Re: RTTY Roundup and more update
All,
As we head into the holidays, follows are a couple updates for contest clubs.
– FT8 and the ARRL RTTY Roundup (http://www.arrl.org/rtty-roundup) is just a couple weeks away (January 5-6, 2019). This is an event, since its announcement in November 1988 QST, that not only promotes RTTY, but in this new event it also promoted using all digital modes that existed at that time, and those that would follow. As we enter 2019, now some 30 years later, our newest popular mainstream digital mode (FT8) is poised to bring activity to new levels. In January 2019 QST (p.72-73), Joe Taylor, K1JT, presented an article as a how-to for ARRL RTTY Roundup (now with and FT8) to assist participants. As your club members head into the holidays, here’s a link to that article that they may review as they prepare for the event (see http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ContestResults/2019/January%202019%20QST%20-%20Taylor%20-%20FT8.pdf).
– National Contest Journal (NCJ) and New Contester Learning / Training Tools: Per the email below, NCJ is asking clubs to talk-up the myriad of tools available to the contest community, and to discuss and share with NCJ what additional learning content may be of interest to your clubs and members. See the email that follows. Be sure to provide any thoughts/suggestions/follow up to NCJ Editor Scott Wright, K0MD at drscott.wright@gmail.com
Wishing you, your club and it’s members warmest wishes for the holidays!
73,
Bart Jahnke, W9JJ
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL – The national association for Amateur Radio™
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111
860-594-0232
w9jj@arrl.org