Ok folks, it's time to break out that 2NT', DX-20, DX-35, DX-40, DX-60, AT-1, T50, T60, T100... I could go on and on. The Novice Rig Roundup started today and runs all the way through this coming week, completing on Sunday Feb 26th at 2359Z. The premise is simple. Get on the air with those great Novice rigs of yesteryear! So grab some 'rocks', or that drifty VFO and get the tubes warm up! The Novice Rig Roundup (NRR) is structured as a week long contest, but you certainly don't have to treat it like a contest. Most NRR QSOs go beyond the stated contest exchange to add additional details and pleasantries. You'll likely hear those chirpy, whoopy, drifty signals that once filled the Novice bands. Remember to tune around across the band after CQing to grab other crystal controlled stations. Extra points are gained by using crystal control, and for lower power levels. There are also bonus points for working stations with the old WNx, KNx novice callsigns and the number of different novice rigs you use through the week. You may also hear NRR enthusiast group numbers exchanged. For more information, check out the Novice Rig Roundup homepage at: http://NoviceRigRoundup.com/ There's also a 'SKED' page where real-time chat occurs during the event: http://n8fq.org/sked/index.php?board=nrru 73 Paul N6EV NRR #122 http://N6EV.com/ 'dit dit'