>

Thank you for helping make NRR 2022 a success!

THE RESULTS ARE IN!

Click Here to see
NRR 2022 FULL Results

We'd love to read about your 2022 Novice Rig Roundup!
Please send us your thoughts and photos,
and add them here.

Submit Soap Box Comments Here

-->

READ 2022 SOAPBOX HERE

2022 Novice Rig Roundup Rules and Info:

CONTEST PERIOD:
From 0000UTC March 5, 2022 through 2359 on March 13. REGISTRATION: You are registered for the event by creating a *NEW* NRR 2022 Logger account. Your old logger registration 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. SUGGESTED CQ: CQ NRR BANDS: Allowed bands are 80m, 40m, 15m, 10m and 2m SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES: 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! MODE: 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. EXCHANGE: Call, Name, QTH. Optional: Rig, NRR Number SAMPLE EXCHANGE: 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. ENFORCED RESTRICTIONS: 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. LOGS: The 2022 online contest logger is the only acceptable logger for 2022. Sorry, no paper logs, index cards or cocktail napkin logs accepted. AWARDS: Award certificates to top scoring stations. PRIZES: Will be awarded by drawing.


Click Here to see
NRR 2021 FULL Results

EVERYBODY'S TALKING!
NRR 2021 Blogs and Articles From Our Members:

Steve VE7SL once again, provides a great read on our latest NRR!

*** LIVE SKED PAGE! ***
Our long-time sked-page has died. We Thank Jill N8FQ for the years of donated service.
We are using a Discord Chat Room for Novice Rig Nights and Novice Rig Roundup 2022

Click Here For
Discord Novice Rig Roundup 2022 Chat Room

SIGN UP NOW for your NRR MEMBERSHIP NUMBER:

NRR MEMBERSHIP NUMBERS ARE FOR LIFE!
IF YOU RECEIVED ONE IN THE PAST, YOU NEVER NEED A NEW ONE!

http://novicerigroundup.org/nrr-signup.html

PLEASE NOTE: Signing up for a NRR Membership Number
does NOT register you for the 2022 Roundup.
Your NRR Membership Number NEVER expires!

Browse Current MEMBERSHIP LIST Here:
http://novicerigroundup.org/nrr-membershiplist.html

Donations to Novice Rig Roundup are always greatly appreciated.
They are used to defray our for costs printing and mailing
certificates and prizes, in additon to web hosting costs.

CLICK HERE
To Donate

If you prefer to send a check,
N7SU Dan's snail address is good in QRZ.com

Mondays are NOVICE RIG NIGHT

Click Here For Details

DISCOUNT TUBES for Novice Rig Roundup Members!

Folks, Mike offers a 10% discount to Novice Rig Roundup members!
Be sure to thank him for his continued support of NRR next time you work him!

http://www.vacuumtubes.com

< -->

Missed the fun last year? Read all about it
in last year's Soapbox!

CLICK HERE TO READ 2020 SOAPBOX

CLICK HERE TO READ 2019 SOAPBOX

Click Here to Read the 2018 NRR SOAPBOX!

EVERYBODY'S TALKING!
Blogs and Articles From Our Members:

Niel W0VLZ's blog featuring three posts from NRR 2018

Steve VE7SL's entertaining "Amateur Radio.com" article featuring the rigs he encountered during NRR 2018.

CLICK HERE To READ 2018 pre-event Soap Box

NRR 2017 RESULTS!

Congratulations to EVERYONE who participates and a HUGE thank you to those who sent in an entry!

2017 winners are:

*** FIRST PLACE QRP 5W: AK4JA, Bobby Drummond 10986 Points ***

*** FIRST CLASS NOVICE 60W: WN4IEA, William Spurlock 24,300 Points ***

*** FIRST PLACE GENERAL >60W: WB9EGZ, Dave Milke 21,802 Points ***

Several cool stories and articles appeared about NRR 2017 on
line and in magazines etc. THANK YOU to those who wrote articles
and pictures. VE3LYX has a nice story that you can find in
Ragchew Magazine. WD4NKA has an excellent Blog Story posted on line:

WD4NKA ALL THINGS WIRELESS & LETTERPRESS story about NRR 2017

VE3LYX Don's Story of NRR 2017

See Previous Years' Results and Info:

Past Roundups and Miscellany

CONTRIBUTIONS:

Tip Jar

Have you found the Novice Rig Roundup events fun and worthwhile?
Would you like to help defray the costs of putting on this event, the awards and the web site?
Please contact us via e-mail if you have a company that would like to help sponsor future NRR events.

Why donate?
Our goal is to help hams to enjoy old time amateur radio and at the same time having a site that meets
the needs of its visitors. Whether you're a newcomer to amateur radio or an "old hand" we hope you will
find something about the Novice Rig Roundup to make your radio activities more enjoyable experiences. If you
want to support our goal to help make this an annual event where all are welcome and able to use their
older novice era equipment, please make a contribution. Any amount is appreciated.

You are visiting the website at: http://novicerigroundup.org

Entire Domain and Website Copyright: Novice Rig Roundup, Dan Sands Chairman, 2022