January 2022 QRP/CW Sprint (#207)
N2CN Comments - Results are final. 102 log submissions, a great turnout.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 400' END FED WIRE
NX1K 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 Doublet at 31'
K1MZM 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 160 meter horizontal loop at 60 feet
WS1K 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 200' Doublet @ 35'
K1YAN 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 G5RV Jr. @ 30'
KQ1P 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 80/40 dipole@30'
W2JAZ 36 35 71 20 1420 x2 2840 Carolina Windom @ 40'
WA2NYY 37 37 74 18 1332 x2 2664 80m OCF dipole at 30'
W2SH 29 29 58 18 1044 x2 2088 270' ctr fed dpl @45'
KA2KGP 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 G5RV up 25'
KN2G 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80/40 fan dipole on portable tower at 30'
K2CWM 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Vertical (elevated)
N2RIC 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Inverted L EFHW: 40' vertical, 95' horizontal
KC3MIO 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 Doublet 125' @ 40'
KD3CA 10 9 19 7 133 x2 266 OCF Windom @55 ft
AK3X 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 102 ' inv vee @ 35' with tuner
KE3V 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80m horizontal loop @ 20ft
KC5F 49 49 98 25 2450 x2 4900 80m EFHW up 40 ft
WG8Y 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 80m full wave loop
K7EK 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 Multiband inverted V 60', 6BTV 12' LEVATED RADIALS
K4JPN 24 23 47 12 564 x2 1128 80M CF Zepp
KG4IKQ 19 18 37 13 481 x2 962 20-40 METER DIPOLE AT 30'
WB4OMM 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 G5RV at 35 feet
W4NLT 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft
WX4RM 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 6BTV gnd mtd vert
WD4OHD 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Ground-Mounted Vertical
K4KRW 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Inverted V @65'
AB4QL 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 40 & 80 M dipoles @ 40'
N2AWE 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 vertical, roof mounted
N4NN 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 EFHW @ 40'
N4FI 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 110' random wire at 25'
K3FA 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 Vertical-ish End fed wire up 65' in a tree
KA8VZB 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 60ft End Fed Wire @ 20ft
W4LSV 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 22' Wire Vertical
W4HH 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 end-fed 150-ft wire 20 feet up
N5GW 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 doublet at 25'
KF5WJ 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 6BTV Vertical
W6STR 3 2 5 2 10 x2 20 EFHW @ 30'
K6GPB 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 65' end fed 15' high
K9QEW 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 1/4 wave vertical
W8GG 33 33 66 21 1386 x2 2772 dipoles @ 30'
AB8RL 34 32 66 20 1320 x2 2640 80 meter dipole
NF8M 15 14 29 10 290 x2 580 6BTV/dipole/Beverage
KI8JY 11 11 22 11 242 x2 484 OCF Dipole at 20'
N8RVE 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 g5rv up 30 ft.
K3CTN 4 4 8 2 16 x2 32 Par EndFedz 10/20/40 MK II in condo attic
N8GZ 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 5 BTV ground mounted
WB9HFK 41 40 81 23 1863 x2 3726 End Fed 150 Ft. Wire
N8HWV 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 EFHW AT 15 FT
KA9FQG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV at 37 ft.
KD0V 28 28 56 20 1120 x2 2240 cf Zepp @ 30 feet
NO2D 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 80 M doublet at 30 feet
AA5LH 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Delta Loop @ 25'
AA0W 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Dipole @ 30 Ft
W0LMS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Homebrew inverted V up 35 feet (facing East/West)
VA3NU 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 88' Dipole @ 25'
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
W1ND 32 31 63 19 1197 x1.5 1795 84' Wire Sloper up 40'
K1IX 4 3 7 4 28 x1.5 42 OFCD UP 35'
WB2LQF 16 16 32 13 416 x1.5 624 INVERTED L AT 30 FEET
WA2FBN 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 dipole at 25 ft
K3WWP 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 ~110' attic random wire
NN3E 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '
AA2MX 28 28 56 16 896 x1.5 1344 80 MTR OCF DIPOLE
KJ4R 20 20 40 15 600 x1.5 900 134' EFHW
K3RLL 10 9 19 8 152 x1.5 228 Wet string up and over garage roof.
NG7IL 7 6 13 6 78 x1.5 117 40M dipole @20 feet
N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials
K8NGW 15 15 30 11 330 x1.5 495 43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials
N8XMS 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 HyGain AV640 Vert
K9DRP 18 18 36 13 468 x1.5 702 EFHW 80 @ 40 ft
AA9L 10 10 20 9 180 x1.5 270 Trap dipole @ 50 feet
KD0Q 25 25 50 18 900 x1.5 1350 265' OCF Inverted Vee up 75'
VE3HUR 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 40 metre dipole
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
AC5XK 20 20 40 13 520 520 EFHW @ 35'
K1WHS 8 8 16 8 128 128 80M doublet @ 50 ft
KB1M 7 7 14 6 84 84 40M EFHW
N1JI 6 6 12 4 48 48 88' Doublet @ 30 ft.
W1RVY 3 3 6 3 18 18 inv V doublet at 40'
N2CN 1 1 2 1 2 2 Indoor 40m dipole
K2OID 12 12 24 10 240 240 80M OCF Dipole @35'
N2ESE 5 5 10 5 50 50 40mtr.dipole@35ft
N2EIM 1 1 2 1 2 2 Gnd mrd vert
K4NE 39 39 78 19 1482 1482 inv vee @ 30'
K4KBL 29 28 57 18 1026 1026 dipole @ 50'
N4MJ 29 28 57 16 912 912 40M Windom @ 40 feet
K9EYT 0 0 0 0 0 0 60 FT 28 gage wire at 20 feet HOA stealth
W5WIL 10 10 20 6 120 120 Pacific Antenna 40/20 inverted-v trap dipole @ 30'
KA6J 6 6 12 4 48 48 ground mt vertical
KE5YUM 2 2 4 2 8 8 80 meter dipole at 25'
N5MHI 2 2 4 2 8 8 100' Longwire at 8 to 20' running N-S
KF7Z 12 12 24 10 240 240 dpl@ 25'
W8RTJ 27 27 54 18 972 972 endfed wire at 25ft
WI8J 14 14 28 13 364 364 130 ft wire at 20 ft
WA8SAN 6 6 12 4 48 48 End Fed Wire @ 25 Ft
NN9K 40 39 79 22 1738 1738 130ft end-fed @25ft
W9REA 3 3 6 2 12 12 dipole @ 40 feet
AB9BZ 2 2 4 2 8 8 EFHW @ 30'
K9OSC 25 25 50 16 800 800 4BTV Ground Mounted
AB0TX 20 19 39 13 507 507 40 meter home brew mono bander at 45 feet.
N8LA 11 10 21 9 189 189 dipole @ 35'
KC2MJT 3 3 6 3 18 18 9:1 balun into raingutter
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
NQ2W 39 39 78 22 1716 1716 mini beam @25', 40m d-loop @ 50', 80m dipole @ 50'
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
|SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|W1||KN1H NX1K (TIE)||-||K1MZM|
|W4||KC5F||WG8Y K7EK (TIE)||-|
|SWA - BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|W5||W5WIL||KA6J||KE5YUM N5MHI (TIE)|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 102
Total participants: 146
Total QSOs: 1373
States + Provinces represented: 40 + ON
W4HH - Answered a lot of CQs, called a lot, one contact. Listened on 80 and 40, all sigs I heard were weak. CU next month.
N1JI - Tonight was my 50th NAQCC sprint. I only had 30 minutes to operate, but conditions on 80 meters were pretty good tonight. 73 and thanks for the contacts!
AB9BZ - Glad to make a few Q's tonight.
Thanks for the sprint.
KC2MJT - Felt good just to bag a few tonight. Wouldn't wish a rain gutter on anyone, but it's all I've got and it kinda works
W0LMS - Lots of static crashes and fading of signals, this is my first sprint in a long long time, great to be back at the CW straight key again. Thanks to my one contact for the patience to send slow code, I've brushed up on my CW with my old code quick material. I will get better with each QSO. 73 de W0LMS
KJ4R - Tired tonight so called it quits after an hour. Seemed like good conditions on both 40 and 80. Thanks to everyone for the contacts and hope to see some of you in the 160M Sprint.
K3RLL - K3 to HOA stealth antenna - Good activity on 40m this evening with a few calls from out of the past. How nice! Thanks for the good contacts, old & new. 72 ... Don K3RLL
N2CN - Poor condx on 40m this evening.
WB4OMM - Bands very noisy here tonight, with some deep QSB. After an hour, the noise rose to S9 so I gave up.....was getting a headache! Was glad to work some new folks, KF5WJ #10099, AC5X #10697, and KC5F #10148 as well as some old friends (you know who you are!). Hope to see some of you in the 160M Sprint next week! 72/73, Steve WB4OMM
NO2D - Arm lasted longer than it usually does. 40 meters seemed good while I was on. Did not try 80 or 20 tonight. Thanks as always to those who volunteer to make the sprints possible and fun. NO2D, Pete
KF7Z - Conditions started out good then the band went long very fast, I got quite a few partial callsigns and then they would drop away to nothing, sorry I missed you. Log will be uploaded to LOTW, let me know if you need it somewhere else
Elecraft K3s running 5 watts to a SWA diploe at 25'
K1MZM - Wow. What a strange night! Very few signals heard here in Vermont.
K4KBL - Great time as always...nice to work old friends and make new ones ! Wish we were more active QRP in addition to Sprints...
W5WIL - Recently installed new Pacific Antenna 40/20 and 30/17 trap dipoles. Getting older and need resonant antennas (I forget to hit 'tune' on a tuner). They seem to work fine and are a little 'quieter' than the 240' doublet I used for many years. Hope to have a 80/15 dipole up as well before next month. 73, Dennis
K4KRW - I heard very little on 40m. I got 1 contact there. The rest were on 80m. OHR-500 was the rig tonight. Thanks everyone!
NG7IL - First QRP operation for a very long time. Tried to work only CQ NA stations to try and get a feel for the sprint. Had a QRO digital station causing a lot of QRM 7040 - 7045. Guess we are too close. I had fun and will try to participate again. Really been working the CW bands after not much activity for a while. Its good to be back. Thanks to the receiving stations patient enough to work me. 72 de Gil NG7IL
N8HWV - Great band conditions on 80 m. I believe this is my highest Sprint QSO count. Regardless, always fun.
K1IX - Glad to participate in the 1st sprint of 2022. Have missed a lot of them recently, but where was everybody? LOL
KN1H - Just arrived home today after a 52 day camping road trip to CA and back. Thought I had missed the Sprint and am delighted that I was wrong! Great to be home again and operating from something that doesn't move. IC-7300 and Nye Viking Master Key.
K3FA - 20M was closed here, 40M rough, but 80M just right. Always enjoy QRP sprints. Thanks everyone for the fun experience!
AA9L - Not much on 40 but 80 was alive.
N8GZ - Did not hear many, static crashes and high noise, Thanks to all who participate!
KC5F - Nothing on 20m, but nice conditions and activity on 40 and 80 tonight. But where was IN?! Thanks to all!
N2RIC - Had some time to get on the air after my wife and sons went to sleep. Got two in the log tonight. I'm getting past the CW jitters and getting better at head copying exchanges. Thank you K4NE and AA2MX for slowing down for me!
WX4RM - Nothing on 20 tonight, but 40 and 80 were working good. Had a good time as always.
AA2MX - Great fun as usual. Worked 80M for this event, seemed like I needed two logs open, one for NAQCC the other for SKCC, got a lot of calls from those folks too.
NX1K - First NAQCC Sprint since August 2019 and first one in new QTH.
N4NN - QCX-mini EFHW SS
W1ND - 40M was productive even with deep QSB
80M had my wonderful noise floor of S5 that I mitigated and moved along.
80M took longer to fill in for me but I wound up with more contacts on 80M which is normal for me.
This was a great Sprint.
WG8Y - Hi all,No 20 or 40M here in NC. Only heard a couple faint signals on 40 so went to 80M. Band was ok but some QRN from the storm coming up from the gulf. I did S&P then Called till I got run off a couple times by QRO net GUYS! They call QRL then start calling. You might as well QSY. Hi Hi.
Had fun. Was only going to work a few but kept saying maybe one More. Sorry I missed a couple Calls. See some of you guys on 160m next week. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
AB8RL - Rig mcHF wonderful QRP radio. Not much on 40 all activity on 80. 73 from WV
K2CWM - My score is not usually high, but the fun is. Ran my old IC-703, 5 watts to a vertical, using my (1943) Lionel J38 str key.
K7EK - 40m started out great with excellent signals but they quickly dried up as it seems that everyone moved to 80m. 80m was much more crowded but the numbers of stations participating in NA was very gratifying. Looking forward to the next sprint.
WA2NYY - Strong signals on 80m tonight. Some static crashes, but not too bad. Got nervous that CWT test at 0300Z was going to take out the sprint but it was ok. Good times.
K9DRP - Started calling CQ out of the gate and was promptly answered by AA4W. And then nothing for the next 10 minutes. So I went S&P for the rest of the sprint. Most stations were giving me a better RST than I could give them. 80 was noisy but productive. TNX fer the QSOs es the fun.
WD4OHD - Too much noise on 40m tonight. Propagation on 80m was up and down. Feeling rather lousy this evening so I pulled the plug at 0300 UTC. Not the best band conditions.
N4MJ - Another fun Sprint. 40m died about 0215Z for QRP stations. At 0300Z it was full of QRO CWT stations. 80m was fair but lots of QSB and QRN. Tnx to all participants.
NQ2W - Started out on 20m...nothing. Went to 40 and picked up 4 but the sigs weren't too strong. QSYd to 80m and logged 14 fine QSOs. Back to 40m, where I was able to log 4 more...these were stronger than earlier. Back to 80 to finish out the Sprint with 17 more FB Qs. One two-bander with KG4IKQ. Great to work K3WWP...it has been years since we last QSOd. Thanks for the contacts. Thanks to the organizers for making these Sprints possible. I appreciate the work you do. We share such a great hobby...looking forward to the next one. 72, Will, NQ2W
WB2LQF - Had a good time tonight. KX2 was quite happy to load up my 40-10 meter antenna on 80M. Probably not terribly efficient but it worked to get me some close-in states I usually miss out on. Bug was my Intrepid. See you next month.
K8NGW - Yet again, 80M was the place to be! 40M had slow but deep QSB. Signals went from 599 to unreadable in a span of 20 seconds! Hopefully 160 will be great next week. See you all then!
KI8JY - Nice contest tonight. Thanks to all. Low QRN in OH. No contacts on 40m due to other contest activity & nothing heard on 20m. 73 - Dave
AB4QL - I had a couple of broken contacts with the deep QSB. Fun.
VA3NU - 80 Meters was the band for me tonite. QRN was heavy but manageable with the filters cranked down. Great time tonite,
thanks to all. 72
K2OID - Interesting propagation tonight. 40 great for first 45 minutes. 80 good until it began to go out near the end. Lots of fun as usual.
AB0TX - Lots of noise here this evening. Tring to get back on track with QRP. Had to cut time short to join CW Ops. Lots of signals on this evening. Thanks for the Q's. 73 AB0TX
N7QR - My Sprint No. 62: KX3, 5 Watts, '58 Vibroplex, Butternut
HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials for 1 hour. Heard a
couple from IL, CO and TN on 40 with deep QSB, but too
weak. High noise on 40 and 80; 20 quiet but no hams.
Might try the 160 next week. Russ, Portland OR
N8RVE - My first sprint in naqcc, and I really enjoyed it. The bands could have been better, I lost a couple of contacts due to qrm and qsb, but still an enjoyable evening.
NN3E - Thanks fer the QSO's everyone
Happy New Year ..
AC5XK - 80 meters was very active Happy New Year
WI8J - Thanks for the contacts! 72
N8XMS - Poor conditions and limited time resulted in only 3 QSOs. HNY!
KE5YUM - I had a great time though I couldn't sprint very long. FT 817 5 watts Vibroplex Vibrokeyer.
KA6J - Thanks all for a fun two hours. Got a little crowded with CWT going and had trouble hearing through the QRM, but enjoyable anyway! 73
WS1K - First sprint in about 5 years. All the fun I missed!
20M was NIL, 40 sparse and 80 produced. I hope to make the 160 Sprint.
K4JPN - Tried 20M and 40M, but nothing heard and no replies to CQ. Heavy QRN on 80M, but had fun. 72.73, Steve K4JPN
W8GG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Great night fer a sprint. I fired up the FTdx1200 to the trap dipole with good success. I started out on 40M with 2 contacts, but the band was long early. I went to 80M and there were lots of stns calling. I parked up on 3.565 Mcs and had a super fun time working stns one after the other. I was happy to work old friends Louis N8LA, Curt K2CWM, NF8M Frank, and Charles W2SH , as well as many regulars. Nice to also work 3 newer members with #s up above 10K. Welcome aboard gents. I usually don't last the entire sprint, but 80 was better as the night went on. Although it was quite noisy at times. SRI to a few callers who i couldnt get the call. Plus several times had 2 and 3 callers, and that always fun ! Ended out the evening with a FB score. Hope to hear you all next month. 73, Gregg W8GG
KC3MIO - Trying out the Mountaintopper MTR-4B that I received for Christmas, into an Emtech ZM-2 tuner with a Vizkey camelback key. An inauspicious start; no QSOs for 17 minutes when I worked K3WWP. Nothing on 20, some QSOs on 40 and as has been the case lately, 80 was where the action was. Pretty dense with signals. As K3CF noted, no IN, but also no MI and from PA, unusual to not have any contacts south of VA. But good fun as usual. Thanks to all my contacts, the NAQCC and Happy New Year to all you QRP ops. Hope to catch you next week on 160.
WA2FBN - Didn't hear many signals. X5105 at 5w into dipole at 25ft.
Enjoyed working sprint as always. 72 Ken
K3CTN - Last Sprint worked was Oct 2019 at previous house. Now live in a condo with HOA antenna restrictions. Sure miss getting a wire out to a tree in open air.
KE3V - Ran the ol' HW-9 tonight. The 20m band was silent. 40m had some activity, but 80m was hopping. Another fun night for radio.
WB9HFK - 80M only this month. Some QRN from storms down South and at times the QSB was pretty severe. Sorry to those I could not pull out of the muck. See everyone in the 160M Sprint next week! 72, Mark WB9HFK
W8RTJ - Nothing heard on 20 , es only made 5 qs on 40. 80 much better es lots of fun . Hoping condx are as good next week for the 160 sprint . Take care es 72 to all . JIM W8RTJ
KA2KGP - 80m. was the best band here in WNY. 40m. was long & weak. Fig: IC-7000 at 5w. into a G5RV up 25 ft. w/ a German WWII Junkers straight key. 73 to all.
K1WHS - I was QRV only for the last 30 minutes or so. 40 was not so good, so I spent my time on 80M. I also forgot that I had a member #. (OOPS!) Sorry bout that I sent 5W by mistake. My member # is 8791. Antenna is an 80M doublet plus some beverage wires on RX.
KB1M - 40 seemed to be in poor shape, so it took some extra willpower to stick with the plan of running QRPp tonight. I don't think I could of worked the Daytona area stations I heard, even with 5 watts.
Tnx, 72 Walt
W2JAZ - First NAQCC Sprint in a while and enjoyed it. Gave up after about 90 minutes as I was getting all dupes. Had a lot of trouble with the Uploader because of 1 entry from Bermuda and I finally just deleted it!
N2EIM - I made one other contact but I messed up using the Autologger. I heard several other stations put could not reach them. I called CQ but no takers. I will try again next month.
AA0W - 80 Meters only band was fair lots of QSB and storm noise. Thanks for a fun time.
N2AWE - First time using a straight key in a Sprint. Sending was not the problem. Hearing others was tough. Bands were not in good shape. Thanks to AB8RL for working me. Used a K2 with battery power and a vertical.
K6GPB - Was only available to operate the last 15 minutes of the Sprint. Nothing heard on 20 and 80. 40 had another event at the same time. Called CQ within the time remaining but no results. The other event pretty well occupied the band. Be nice if a gentleman's agreement would enable a portion of 40 to be clear for our Sprint.
W2SH - 40m opened up with a long skip to the south and to the west. In the final half hour it was swamped by CW Ops. 80m's skip zone only extended to medium
distances. At the start of the second half hour there were some QRO signals from SKCCers in the
lower reaches of our 80m activity area. Don't forget the annual 160m sprint next Wednesday. My five Watts emanated from a Tentec 539 (Argo 6), manipulated by a Junker straight key.
AA5LH - It was pleasant to hear the 40M Sprint segment alive & active. I knew it would be a very good night when I had bagged 3 Q's within the first five minutes. At least here in Colorado, the band stayed strong except for slight QSB breaks. Majority of contacts were above 559 and strong. That is good with my constant S5-6 noise/hash level at the QTH. Look forward to similar future results. Take care to all.
KQ1P - Pretty gud cdx, stayed on 80 and had a grand time.
73 to NAQCC.
K9QEW - Snowbird operations 20 meters only.
Very poor band conditions. 73s & STAY TUNED! Daryl
K9EYT - Called C Q but no QSO's first time this happened 5 watts
and a wire did not make it, heard a few NA CQ on 40 .
Maybe next time . KX3 60 foot wire up 20 feet .
AK3X - Only got to operate for a total of about 20 minutes but fun while it lasted. Happy New Year.
N8LA - KX-3; 5W; 200' Dipole Up 35'; NAQCCode Warrior with W8GG Finger Pieces. Nothing but noise heard on 20 and 40. Noise and signals heard on 80. Thanks for all of the contacts. Nice to work all of you, including old hometown friend Gregg, W8GG. Apologies to all who I could not pull out of the noise. These sprints help me to get by in these times. Within seven days was called upon to speak soothing words to help ease two friends into eternity. Both were people of faith, so I am sure both are in a better place. All the Best to All of You and All of Your Loved Ones. Perhaps we can work in the 160 sprint.
N5GW - KX3 & hb straight key to doublet. 40 was in fair shape, allowing several contacts. However after the first hour very few sigs heard- either the band was closing or everyone was heading for 80M or both. Unfortunately 80M was very noisy here including static crashes from a nearby storm front, so I had to quit.
KN2G - Funny story... My wife has bent or broken many telescoping antennas on portable radios over the years. It got to the point where she was "not allowed" to handle them. An hour before this sprint I needed help managing the ropes and wires as I erected my 40' telescoping trailer tower. It was dark. Somehow she bent the top section right over costing me 10 valuable feet of elevation for the sprint. I limped through the sprint. I did not laugh then, but did laugh in the morning.... It will be repaired for the 160 next week!