July 2021 QRP/CW Sprint (#201)
N2CN Comments - Results are final. No first-timers this month.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
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'
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
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
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
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
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
N7KM 20 18 38 13 494 x2 988 ZS6BKW INVERTED VEE APEX 45 FEET
WB8LZG 16 15 31 10 310 x2 620 dipoles @ 30'
N8GZ 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 Hustler 5 BTV ground mounted
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
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
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
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
W1ND 18 17 35 12 420 x1.5 630 Random Wire 125' up 30ft
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
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'
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
N7QR 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Butternut gnd mtd vert w/o radials
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
K9DRP 14 14 28 10 280 x1.5 420 EFHW 80 @ 40 ft
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
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
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
AC5XK 29 29 58 15 870 870 dipole AT 40'
KC3RN 8 8 16 7 112 112 G5RV Junior @ 35 feet
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.
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'
NS3C 7 7 14 5 70 70 Inv L @30'
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
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'
N8LA 7 7 14 5 70 70 dipole @ 35'
KC2MJT 0 0 0 0 0 0 end fed random wire THEN RAIN GUTTER
VE3DQN 4 4 8 3 24 24 80/40 trap dipole @20ft
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
|SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|SWA - BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 94
Total participants: 133
Total QSOs: 1161
States + Provinces represented: 37 + ON QC + DX
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
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
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.)