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July 2021 QRP/CW Sprint (#201)


N2CN Comments - Results are final. No first-timers this month.

Final Results
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
KN1H     30   30  60   18 1080  x2  2160  400' END FED WIRE                                 
WB1GYZ   15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  sloping vee                                       
W1VKE     9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  80-10 EFHW slope 30 feet to 10 feet               
KQ1P      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  80/40 dipole @30'                                 

W2 Division
KA2KGP   28   27  55   17  935  x2  1870  G5RV up 25'                                       
W2SH     19   19  38   12  456  x2   912  270' cf dpl @ 45'                                 
K2CWM    15   15  30    9  270  x2   540  Vertical (elevated)                               
W2JEK     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  end fed wire 110 ft long,up 20 ft                 
WA2FBN    2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  EFHW sloper at 25ft                               

W3 Division
KC3MIO   25   25  50   16  800  x2  1600  Doublet 125' @ 40'                                
K3JZD    26   26  52   15  780  x2  1560  40m Dipole @25                                    
KD3CA    18   18  36   13  468  x2   936  OCF  Windom @55 ft                                
AK3X     10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  102ft doublet inv vee 35 ft apex                  

W4 Division
KC5F     28   28  56   20 1120  x2  2240  80m end fed half wave at 40'                      
WT4U     19   19  38   15  570  x2  1140  132' end-fed Inv V @ 35'                          
K8LBQ    20   20  40   14  560  x2  1120  inverted vee @ 30'                                
WX4RM    19   19  38   13  494  x2   988  6BTV gnd mtd vert                                 
N4FZ     18   18  36   11  396  x2   792  HF9V Vertical on ground                           
WD4OHD   17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  20m vertical and 40m dipole                       
WB4OMM   13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  G5RV at 35 feet                                   
W4NLT    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft          
N4OW     11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  HP6V VERTICAL up 8 ' 4 radials                    
W4CMG     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  G5RV Inverted vee up 35 ft                        
W4HH      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  125-ft end-fed; 20 ft up                          
WG8Y      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  80m full wave loop                                
KI4DEF    3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  44 ft doublet at 35 ft                            

W5 Division
N5GW     19   19  38   12  456  x2   912  doublet at 25'                                    
W8WEU    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  Dipole @ 15 FT                                    
AC5BX     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  G5RV 25' into trees                               
KE9DR     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  80M LOOP @70FT                                    

W6 Division
N6IET    10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  Rooftop fan inverted-vee dipole @ 90'             
K6GPB     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  65' end fed 15' high                              
W6IRA     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  trap vertical on roof w/gnd plane                 

W7 Division
N7KM     20   18  38   13  494  x2   988  ZS6BKW INVERTED VEE APEX 45 FEET                  

W8 Division
WB8LZG   16   15  31   10  310  x2   620  dipoles @ 30'                                     
N8GZ      8    8  16    5   80  x2   160  Hustler 5 BTV ground mounted                      

W9 Division
WB9HFK   43   41  84   24 2016  x2  4032  OCF Dipole at 30 Ft.                              
N8HWV    14   14  28    8  224  x2   448  EFHW AT 15 FT                                     
K9QEW    11   10  21    7  147  x2   294  4BTV GP                                           
KA9FQG    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  G5RV at 37 ft.                                    
KD9EBS    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Magnetic Loop Antenna                             

W0 Division
N0TA     14   13  27   12  324  x2   648  Elevated Vertical                                 
AA5LH    12   12  24    7  168  x2   336  Delta Loop @ 25'                                  
KD0DK     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  102 ft long wire                                  
NO2D      7    6  13    5   65  x2   130  80 M doublet at 30 feet                           
KA0OBI    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  OCF 134' long, up 35'                             
AA0W      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole @ 30 Feet                                  

Canada Division
VE2KZW    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  MFJ-2982 vertical, 4 radials                      
VA3NU     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  40M EFHW @ 25'                                    
VE3SIF    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  end-fed 58' wire as a sloper with 9:1 unun        

DX Division

SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
W1ND     18   17  35   12  420 x1.5  630  Random Wire 125' up 30ft                          

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3RLL    10    9  19    8  152 x1.5  228  G5RVjr @35'                                       
NN3E      6    6  12    4   48 x1.5   72  40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '             
K3WWP     2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  ~110' attic random wire                           

W4 Division
KJ4R     19   19  38   14  532 x1.5  798  134' EFHW                                         
WD4CFN   11   11  22    8  176 x1.5  264  110' Doublet up about 40 feet                     
WA4SPJ   12   12  24    7  168 x1.5  252  efhw @ 25'                                        

W5 Division
NF5U     26   26  52   17  884 x1.5 1326  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft                       
NA5N     13   13  26    9  234 x1.5  351  5BTV Vertical & term. folded dipole (TFD) 133ft L

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  Butternut gnd mtd vert w/o radials                

W8 Division
N8XMS    16   16  32   13  416 x1.5  624  HyGain AV640 Vert                                 
K8NGW    14   14  28   10  280 x1.5  420  43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials                    

W9 Division
K9DRP    14   14  28   10  280 x1.5  420  EFHW 80 @ 40 ft                                   

W0 Division

Canada Division

DX Division

SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
KB1M     34   33  67   23 1541      1541  20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30'                      
N1JI     12   12  24    9  216       216  163 doublet @ 25'                                 
N2CN      2    2   4    2    8         8  40m indoor dipole                                 

W2 Division
K2OID    17   17  34   13  442       442  80M OCF Dipole @35'                               
N2ESE    10   10  20   10  200       200  20and40mtr dipoles                                
N2YHQ    10   10  20    7  140       140  EFHW - 134' @ 30' above ground                    
WA1GWH    7    7  14    6   84        84  40m dipole at 15 ft                               

W3 Division
AC5XK    29   29  58   15  870       870  dipole AT 40'                                     
KC3RN     8    8  16    7  112       112  G5RV Junior @ 35 feet                             

W4 Division
K4BAI    43   40  83   23 1909      1909  88' cf zepp at 40'; 40M dip at 30'; 80M inv v 50' 
K4KBL    33   32  65   19 1235      1235  inverted V at 50'                                 
N4MJ     32   32  64   17 1088      1088  40M Windom @ 50 feet                              
AG4CC     6    6  12    6   72        72  EFHW as inv V at 30'                              
AB4QL     4    4   8    4   32        32  40 & 80 M dipoles @ 40' grnd mtd 20M          
KU4A      3    3   6    3   18        18  slp dip @40'                                      
W4DUK     1    1   2    1    2         2  96' random wire up 10 ft.                         

W5 Division
WI5H     22   22  44   14  616       616  95ft Quad Loop Vert 20M, OCFVee @ 30ft 40M        
K5WX     16   16  32   12  384       384  G5RV at 40 ft inverted Vee                        
W5WIL    10   10  20    9  180       180  240' doublet @ 35'                                
KE5YUM    0    0   0    0    0         0  80 meter nvis dipole at 25'                       

W6 Division
NS3C      7    7  14    5   70        70  Inv L @30'                                        

W7 Division

W8 Division
W5DT     26   16  42   15  630       630  efw @ 35'                                         
WI8J     12   12  24    9  216       216  130 ft EFHW at 20 ft                              
WA8SAN    6    6  12    5   60        60  End fed wire @ 25 ft                              
NF8M      3    3   6    3   18        18  40m hamstick/magmount on car                      

W9 Division
AB9BZ     7    7  14    7   98        98  Fan Dipole at 25'                                 
K9EYT     3    3   6    3   18        18  G5rv                                              
KD9LTN    2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW Inverted vee up 50'                          

W0 Division
N8LA      7    7  14    5   70        70  dipole @ 35'                                      
KC2MJT    0    0   0    0    0         0  end fed random wire THEN RAIN GUTTER              

Canada Division
VE3DQN    4    4   8    3   24        24  80/40 trap dipole @20ft                           

DX Division

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Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

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STATS:
Logs submitted:                 94
Total participants:             133
Total QSOs:                     1161
States + Provinces represented: 37 + ON QC + DX

SOAPBOX:

VE3DQN - Stayed on 20m as long as I could hear signals here in eastern Ontario. 40m and 80m were so bad tonight, no one could break through my noise level.

N2CN - Poor conditions on 40.

KE9DR - Did not stay very long. QRN & QSB very bad tonight. 80 meters was dead. Fun trying anyway. Thanks 73 Bert, KE9DR

N0TA - All 20m. Thanks for the Q's. K3@5w, elevated vertical, Amplidan key, NAQCC SprintLogger.

K3RLL - Tried 2.5 watts tonight and still managed my 10 contacts. QRP works (if condx are favorable). Been working KA2KGP Tom for years but never heard him like tonight! Super Signal. Lots of fun. 72/73 ... Don

WB4OMM - What a great night! 20M was open here for a bit, and 40M was pretty quiet. Was nice to work some old friends I had not QSOed in a while......and then really surprised when an old friend - old in radio, old in friendship - N4NRL called me out of the blue! We "went up 5" and had a nice conversation! AND....our first HF contact! Jay used to live here in the Daytona area, but moved to GA some years ago. It was really nice to QSO him. He has a new NAQCC number, and we both hope we can "see" more of each other in future Sprints. I had to "pull the [plug" after that QSO and the rain and thunderboomers started. 72/73 to all, see you next month! Steve WB4OMM

NO2D - Much static on 20 & 40 M. Also fast QSB. Last contact is listed as an NAQCC member but he did not give me a number, so I entered it and you can delete it if it does not count. Otherwise, fun, as usual, except for the heavy static got to my ears after awhile. Pete, no2d.

KI4DEF - Band very open here. Lots of signals, but only caught a few. Tnx all!

N8XMS - I operated for just over 30 minutes and it was a lot of fun in spite of the crazy noise level on 40 meters. Thanks to all of the participants. 73 Paul

AB4QL - I had to quit early but where was everyone?

K4KBL - great time tonight, seems the noise was far less than usual.

WD4CFN - Thanks for the Q's! A lot of QRN, but plenty of stations on tonight.

K9QEW - All QSOs on 40m. Noise level fair but signals seemed weak. First 3 QSOs on my old HB "Funmitter" Switched to IC7300 for the remainder. 72/73s and STAY TUNED. Daryl

WG8Y - HI all, Got on very late.This morning I was planning on a full 2 hours in the Sprint. One thing after another got in the way. Oh well. Maybe next month.Managed 3 Q's on 80M between 0213 & 0221. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

K5WX - Wow! Weak conditions again. You folks are super operators to be able to copy my weak signal! TNX & 72

KC5F - A few on 20, a few on 80, but most on 40. I never thought NH would be the most-worked SPC for me in any activity! Lots of fun - thanks all!

W4HH - Poor condx on 40 -- noise, fading sigs; , heard nothing on 80 or 20. Had a good time regardless of condx; heard a few that I could not work.

N4FZ - Been a while since I worked a Sprint. Conditions were good. Rig is an FT-818 with old brass Navy key. Had a great time! 72

K9DRP - Lots of noise and QSB tonight, but lots of sigs to work. Had fun wondering around to see what all I could hear. Hope to work ya'll in the Bumblebees this weekend. 72 Don

N8HWV - Good condx on 40m here in WI. Even called cq na and got calls back; woo-hoo what fun.

W1VKE - Rough conditions, but this is quickly becoming one of my favorite events. Operated my KX2 at 5 watts into a MyAntenna 80-10 EFHW and used my new to me Lionel J-38. Thanks to all that picked my up. Looking forward to next month and hopefully better conditions.

W1ND - Missed the last few Sprints. I just got my first bug not even a week ago and have been using it every day since, first sprint with a bug. Moved into a different class. 40M was hot. 80M not so much. Great fun again.

WB1GYZ - 40 was fair but 80 was so bad that even QRN had trouble getting through.

K2CWM - Made 6 contacts on 20m then 9 contacts on 40. Good showing (for me at least). 5 watts into a vertical using my big ole Kent str key. See y'all next month. Stay well!

KN1H - Great to work both old and new friends tonight, 40M was open both long and short, a lot of fun.

VE2KZW - My second sprint. Lots of traffic, good conditions on 40m. Thanks all and 73, Robert, VE2KZW.

K3JZD - All on 40m this evening. I used my Softrock RXTX SDR with a small amplifier to boost my power to 5w. I use the HDSDR software which does not have any RIT capability. I had a few callers that I could see on my waterfall that they had strong signals, but they did not zero beat me very well so I was unable to copy them. Jody - K3JZD

K2OID - Nice quiet night on 40. Band conditions here improved later in the congtest

WA4SPJ - Finally had a chance to try out my used (new to me) FT-817

WD4OHD - Propagation was not the best, but I did make a couple of contacts on 20m. All the rest were on 40m. The usual noise, QRM, and QSB. QSB on 20m was quite bad, so I moved pretty quickly to 40m. Still no active antenna on 80m here (waiting for cooler weather). Thanks to all who got on the air tonight.

K8NGW - Hung out on 20M for nearly an hour and picked up some ATNO's!

N4MJ - Another fun evening. Got my event times mixed up and tried to start early. hi Finally got on at 0039Z Glad to see 20m was open somewhat. Several new Ops. Glad to have you on-board. 73 and thanks to all participants de n4mj//glenn

W4NLT - Most of the action was on 40M. Thanks to those who made the extra effort to complete a QSO when the going got tough. Couldn't quite make it into CO and UT though. 72 see you next round.

VA3NU - Stayed on 40M as conditions were pretty good tonite. 72 till next month.

WB9HFK - Another fun QRP evening on 40M! Thanks for the Q's and see everyone next time! 72, Mark WB9HFK

NA5N - S7 noise, but several east coast stations made it to NM with good signals for a change. Used Ten Tec Scout/Argo 5W.

W2JEK - got on late. started on 40. then to 80. had a good time 72 DON W2JEK

WX4RM - It was good to have 20M open tonight. Noise levels were high on 40 and 80. Had a good time!

WA2FBN - I didn't have much time for the sprint. Band condx on 40m seemed pretty good. 72 Ken

AC5XK - Nice to hear everyone. Thanks for repeating when needed. Good signals on 40m after 0100 UTC.

NN3E - Thanks everyone for the QSO'S 72 KEVIN / NN3E

KC3MIO - With solar activity, I thought 20 would be good, but only worked N0TA at the start. Only one contact on 80 - no other signals heard. Everything else was on 40. Nice to work low numbers, including K3WWP. Seems like I worked a number of ops that I had not worked before. Nice to meet you all. I always like to review my contacts,to see the geographic distribution - this month TN was my most frequent. Thanks to my contacts, and thanks to the NAQCC.

KE5YUM - Band conditions were not good in western Arkansas. I made no contacts. Thank to WB4OMM for trying to work me. All the best, Terry FT 817, Vibroplex Vibrokeyer

WI8J - Signals were strong on 40M! One contact on 80M and one on 20M. Thanks for the contacts! 72

KC3RN - Only had about 30 minutes to operate this time. Some signals were surprisingly strong. Even gave out a couple of 599's.

KC2MJT - Spent 45 minutes listening and keying to no avail. Seems central Missouri was in a radio black hole. Heard signals on 40m but couldn't work them. 80 and 20m just noise.

WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters! Fired up the FTdx1200 at 5 watts last night. Nice condx on 20 where I worked 8 QSOs in 30 min. Nice to start out wid old friend Curt K2CWM. Propagation a bit strange. Had a pipeline into NH, but hardly any thing heard to the west es south. I did get Brad KD7ICW in OR, who was doing a SOTA operation. Also a QSO and welcome to Joe KS1I in CT, who will hopefully become a new member soon. Went to 40 and had a Beeline to GA, where I worked 4 GA stns in a row. Only heard CO. to the west, and nothing from New England ??? so 40 propagation a bit different also. Pulled plug abt 945 as noise was pounding in. Had the Double QSO agn last night. On 2nd QSO with KN1H calling, another stn also sending his info to me. Sorry OM, get ya next month. Great fun to hear everyone agn, See u next month. 73, Gregg WB8LZG

K4BAI - Worked N0TA on 20 just before the start. Heard no NA stations on 20 and got no answers to CQs. 40M seemed to have very light activity, but turned out to be a wonderful band with best DX being CT and UT. 80M was the best it has been in months with best DX being KA2KGP in NY. Thanks for all QSOs.

AA0W - Poor Conditions 80 Meters only. Bands seem upside down 10 and 6 open 80 shut down.

N7KM - Thunderstorms in the area tonight and it was noisy with a few drops of rain. I setup in my backyard under the trees. My wife was pruning some deadwood out of a tree near me. For that reason I owe an apology to the 3RJ? station I lost in mid contact. My radio, battery and key took off across the lawn, like a fish on the end of line, when my sweetheart tripped over my coax. She is OK and so is my old faithful K2. LESSON LEARNED! Since the sprint began and ended before dark here it was a challenging evening for the West Coast OPs. Thanks for a nice sprint, CU next month.

KA2KGP - Only 1 QSO on 20m., 40m. was the best band here in WNY. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. w/ old WWII German Junkers straight key. 73

KD3CA - Was a little late in getting started. band's very QRN here. and 40 mtr band very strange for me at times even with filters and NB on I lost 3 stations from SSB on the frequency. Perhaps it was from Canada ? Many TNX to all for the call's 73 DON

KU4A - Everything was completely dead here until 0042Z when all of a sudden signals appeared. Glad I didn't give up too soon.

WI5H - It was great to find 20M open this Sprint. Worked 9 on 20 then went to 40M. Thanks to all I worked and sorry I could not pull out a couple. There was just too much QRN for at least two stations that called. Thank you for trying! Great fun - Have a great month until next time. 72 DIT DIT

WT4U - First time in a while to make QSOs on all 3 bands, though most of the action was on 40. Appologies to the Op(s) I couldn't quite hear calling me on 80m. Gave up and went back to hunting & pouncing on 40. Great fun!

N6IET - 20 meters held up for about an hour, then died. The lower 45 kHz of 40 meters is always busy with QRO non-NA activity. Can't we move it up to 7060??

N8LA - KX-3; 5W; 200' Dipole @ 35'; NAQCCode Warrior. Missed June sprints because of something I ate at PT's Eat In/Carry Out Diner. I ate in and was carried out. Only later did I learn that PT's stands for Ptomaine Tony's! Last night I was bummed out over the Cardinals blowing a 6-1 lead in the 9th inning to lose 7-6 to their arch rival Cubs. Was consoling myself by watching "Bye Bye Birdie" on TV for first hour of the sprint before I got up enough energy to say bye bye to it and get into the sprint. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to all I could not copy. Here's hoping we can work each other next month. My prayers for the safety for you, your families, and all of your other loved ones go out to all of you. Lou, N8LA

AG4CC - Tough conditions. Only had luck on 40m.

KB1M - Started the sprint expecting lousy conditions, over all a very good evening, the short skip on 40 made up for the the QRN and gave close in States I usually don't hear. Thanks to all. 72 Walt

AA5LH - Hi fellow Sprinter's. Took the first 0:20 mins to explore 20M which has been good to me in the past. Nothing heard so moved to 40M for the rest of the night. I'm a fixed Freq type of guy. At least every second CQ attempt, someone would reply. Though there was some QSB, it was very short. Signal strength was amazing. Better than expected results. Hope to see a few at Air Venture 2021 next week. Take care.

N8GZ - I had to check my antenna switch to make sure it was on...nothing on 20 but FT8. 40 was where it was at this evening, lot's of noise, but readable. Sorry to all who had to deal with my QLF, fist just wasn't working right this night for some reason. TNX to all! great time! "72", N8GZ

N5GW - Late start here - 20M sounded dead, but 40 was good. Only one QSO on a noisy 80M band.

KQ1P - Late start waiting for a thunderstorm to pass. Plenty of QRN but conditions improved with time.

N7QR - 57th sprint - KX3 @ 5 Watts, 1958 Vibroplex, Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials for an hour and a half. First QSO started right on the button on 20 with a local. 80 had nothing, 40 a couple signals down in the noise including N7KM but couldn't raise anyone. Russ, Portland OR

AK3X - Missed the first half of the sprint, a normal occurrence. Stayed on 40 meters. Good signals and a fun time. 72 Peter

W2SH - Returned from a vacation in northern Maine with a fierce summer cold. I was partly deaf and a bit brain dead for this sprint, e.g., after switching to 40m I neglected to readjust the antenna tuner for nearly a half hour. 20m had short skip and it closed soon after sunset. 40m was very active, but nothing beyond 800 miles was worked. No sprinters were heard on 80m.

AB9BZ - Good sprint, operated on 40 Meters only with my QCX. Thanks for the Q's 72 ab9bz

N2YHQ - I enjoyed the sprint very much. For the first time I tested a home-brewed EFHW antenna and had lots of fun with it. Next time will try it with a Yaesu FT-301S.

W6IRA - QSB was brutal :<)

WA1GWH - 40m was very busy from here in the central NY area on sprint night! 72, Garry

NF8M - We were on vacation up north in Michigan so I brought along my FT817 and a 40 meter hamstick. The 817 was putting out about 2 watts on battery power and a hamstick is a step above a dummy load when it comes to efficiency. Spent about 45 minutes, called several stations and made 3 QSOs. TNX to those I worked for digging me out. (QTH was Grand Traverse County if anyone's interested.)