The NTC QSO Party

The purpose of our QSO party is to stimulate activity and practice CW in and around The Netherlands. It is not a contest but a place and time to meet NTC members, other CW lovers, welcome newcomers and have a relaxed QSO. Any type of mechanical or electronic keying is allowed. Please try to keep your speed below 25 wpm to give everyone a chance to participate.

Please call CQ NTC to participate.

Date: every third Thursday of the month. Time: 19:00 to 20:00 UTC. The dates for 2022 are: January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, August 18, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15.

Mode: CW

Categories: Starting in 2022 we have a separate category for mechanical keys, which are straight keys, bugs and side-swipers or cooties. When you submit your log tell us if you want to participate in this category.

Frequencies: 3.550-3.560, 7.030-7.040 and 14.050-14.060 kHz.

Exchange: RST, name and NTC number. If you are not a member send NM (Non Member) for NTC number. Please send a realistic RST and not a standard 5nn. Exchange of other information is allowed and encouraged.

Scoring: PI4NTC 3 points, NTC members 2 points, all others 1 point. You can work a station once per band. Any QSO you make during the hour will count for your score, also QSOs outside the party.

There is a N1MM UDC file and Call History file for our QSO party available on the N1MM website.

Submit your log until Sunday after the QSO party to ntcqp@pi4ntc.nl. Preferred format is Cabrillo. Results will be published on the NTC website and on the members-only NTC mailing list.

The NTCQP winner for 2021 is Rien PA7RA, NTC #001