CQ Youth CQ Youth de KD5OWO CQ Youth CQ Youth De KD5OWO NAQP is coming up again this August, and Mike N3CA and myself are planning to do yet another Youth Team operation. We will be using the name "Young Hotshots" again and we are looking for teamates. Anyone General class or above is welcome to join us for the SSB contest (1800Z August 19 to 0600Z August 20, 2006), and those Tech Plus, Novice, Tech With Code, and general and above may be interested in operating the CW contest (1800Z August 5 to 0600Z August 6, 2006) may also want to do a team. I am not certain if N3CA will be operating the CW contest or not, I am not currently planning but I may re-consider (OWO on CW, scary thought). Also there is a RTTY contest (1800Z July 15 to 0600Z July 16, 2006) which I may operate if I find a good RTTY app (for Linux mind you) and can get things going with my RIGblaster M8. However, in the meantime, Mike and I are looking for operators to join our team (or teams, as 5 people are allowed for teams, and there are no limit on the number of teams). This is a great chance to show the world that there are youth out there! The youth teams began with Mike and I chatting one evening on the net, and he asks me if I want to be on a Youth Team. I say "Sure" and so we get together with N4CV and AE6NY with team "No Old Men Allowed" earning a combined total of 142,758 points placing 8th out of 32 teams in the August 2005 NAQP SSB contest. Here are are claimed scores for the 2006 contest: Young Hotshots #1: N3CA(@N3HBX) 174,125 KB0VVT 112,530 N4CV(@NI1N) 86,400 W2AU 51,058 KC2NMZ 28,704 Team Total: 452,817 Young Hotshots #2: KD7TDC 35,956 KD5OWO 28,960 KG4IUM 11,446 AE6NY 9,514 W4UAF(KG4USK) 220 Team Total: 86,096 `````````````````````````````````````````````` August 2006 SSB Contest Team (Current ops, will be updated as we go along). Team # 1 (draft two - final will be sent in tomorrow afternoon.) -------------------------------------------- KD7TAX - Amy AE6YD - Justin KG4OGN- Alexander AD5UT -Andrew VE6NHZ - David If you plan on operating in the contest, please let us know on the forum here, and we will add your name to the list. Mike and I will have team placements as we go along, so your team number is subject to change. Check here for updates.