• North American QSO Parties to Recognize Young Contester Entries

    From ARRL de WD1CKS@VERT/WLARB to QST on Friday, April 30, 2021 16:47:52

    To encourage young radiosport participants, National Contest Journal (NCJ[1]) will recognize their entries in the North American QSO Party (NAQP[2]), starting with the August 2021 NAQP CW and NAQP SSB events. Following the lead of Youth on the Air (YOTA[3]) in International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU[4]), operators 25 years old and younger will be highlighted in the results.

    The NAQP log upload app and 3830scores.com[5] will include a "Youth (25 and under)" check box. Initially, the young operator designation will apply only to single-operator entries. This is not a separate category. Participants of any age will compete for awards in the regular single-operator category.

    3830 Scores[6] will display the young operator scores as an overlay to the single-operator group. NAQP line scores will note the young operator scores and a separate table of these scores will be included in the results and referenced in the NCJ "NextGen Contesters" column by Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

    [1] http://ncjweb.com
    [2] https://ncjweb.com/naqp/
    [3] http://ham-yota.com/
    [4] http://www.iaru-r1.org/
    [5] http://3830scores.com/
    [6] https://3830scores.com/

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