Ed Muns firstname.lastname@example.org via contesting.com – Time: 02 August 2019 19.16 UTC
Two one-hour practices each week leading up to the contest (8 total practice sessions):
Fridays (9, 16, 23, 30 August) 19-20 UTC (EU evening)
Saturdays (10, 17, 34, 31 August) 01-02 UTC (NA Friday evening)
These should be plenty of times for people to practice WW Digi within their personal schedule. It’s not ideal for some parts of the world beyond EU and NA, but scheduling gets complex and confusing otherwise.
Use the recommended frequencies in the WW Digi rules. If you operate in the daily FT frequency sub-bands be sure to use only the non-contest message sequence with Grid Square and SNR. (‘Special operating activity’ is disabled in WSJT-X.)
As part of your practice, feel free to try different scenarios that may occur during the contest. For example, try both the WW Digi contest mode (aka NA VHF Contest mode in WSJT-X’s ‘Special operating activity’ function) and the standard default message sequence with ‘Special operating activity’ disabled. Use different calls you may have access to, e.g, club calls. Try different configurations of your software, e.g., automatic vs. manual modes.
The WW Digi log processing system is up and running so we’d appreciate you submitting your practice logs so we can test before the actual contest. All logs will be cleared out before the start of the contest at 12 UTC on 31