NA Collegiate Championship
Announcing the 2024 NA Collegiate Championship
This is an opportunity for your College Club station to compete with any college and university in North America. You can take on your state or conference rivals. With planning and practice, it is possible to win a national championship. This is the fourth year of competition with both Phone and RTTY contests.
Why should your school compete? Almost any school can put together a station and team to compete. It is a level playing field contest. These contests already exist and you will have many stations to contact. You can challenge your school’s rival or anyone in your school conference and compete real time on a real time online scoreboard.
The scoreboard is used by many competitors and you can see any contest real time. This year you will register to use this scoreboard for your college or university. All of the instructions are on the site and there are several contests between now and then to test to see if you are reporting from your software. When it comes time to setup for the contest, you can select the NACC contests on the main page.
- NAQP Phone January 20, 2024 1800Z to January 21, 0600Z
- NAQP RTTY February 24, 2024 1800Z to February 25, 2021 0600Z
The format is generally the same as the NAQP rules. However, there will be some differences.
Here are the NAQP Rules
College competition rules:
We will use a Live Online Scoreboard for the college competition. You will be able to watch all or some of the other colleges as you choose. You are encouraged to contact other colleges to challenge them….maybe your own school conference or other state schools.
It is required that you use the Online Scoreboard for this contest. You must register your college and call. Then you will be sent instructions on how to setup. You will insert a link into your contest logging software such as N1MM Plus or Writelog and activate. Here are the instructions for setup in the logging software to report your scores…. https://contestonlinescore.com/blog/documents/
You will need to join the NACC Championship team within the Contest Online Scoreboard.
College stations will use their college club call and the station must be located on the college’s physical campus. Stations can be simple as there is a 100 watt contest limit. Antennas can be simple to elaborate. Many stations operate this contest with only dipoles and are very successful.
All operators must be enrolled students who are members of the college club. It is important to keep the playing field level…no operating from off campus contest stations and no operating by experienced contesters that are not students and members of the club.
Your exchange name can be anything associated with the school…mascot, nickname, founder, Bob, etc. but it must be the same name throughout the contest.
The College Contest Class will be multi operator single radio, M/1. You may use assistance similar to the M/2 class and will submit your official log for adjudication. You will submit your log in the M/2 class and your call will be matched to the Online Scoreboard listing. The colleges stations will be published in NCJ, National Contest Journal as their own class. Awards will be based on the adjudicated logs and not the online finish. You can operate the entire 12 hours in the contest.
Each club is encouraged to contact a contester in your area for help in preparing for this contest. There are many contest clubs that would be glad to help as well. The contest clubs are aware of this competition and may extend assistance to you
Awards will be given out for
We may also offer awards for Conference Champions if enough schools from a conference participate.
Awards will be sponsored by SMC NCJ and ICOM.
Are you going to participate in 2024? Let us know EMAIL
The above data has been collected and shared by Sean Barnes, N3JQ.
Questions regarding the NACC should be sent to craig @ k9ct.us Society of Midwest Contesters is the principal sponsor of this contest within a contest. The NAQP is sponsored by NCJ and ICOM. The manager of the SSB contest is Bill, AC0W and the manager of the RTTY contest is Mark, K6UFO