May 2022 QRP/CW Sprint (#211)
N2CN Comments - Scores are final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 31 31 62 18 1116 x2 2232 400' END FED WIRE
AC1KV 30 30 60 16 960 x2 1920 EFHW @ 25'
WB1GYZ 26 26 52 17 884 x2 1768 Sloping Vee
KA2KGP 29 29 58 21 1218 x2 2436 G5RV up 25'
W2SH 33 31 64 19 1216 x2 2432 270' ctr fed dpl @45'
W2JEK 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 20m gnd plane on roof, 110 ft long wire
AC2YD 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 1/4-wave fan vertical, 32 radials
KE3V 26 26 52 15 780 x2 1560 Fan dipole inverted Vee @ 25 ft apex
KC3MIO 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 Doublet 125' @ 45'
K2DEP 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 G5RV @ 27 ft
AK3X 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 102ft inv vee apex 35ft 300ohm twinlead and tuner
AC2C 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Random Wire at 25'
NO3U 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Longwire (205') @ 35 feet
KD3CA 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 OCF Windom @55 ft
KY4ID 48 48 96 24 2304 x2 4608 100' Doublet over the house. 35' AGL
WX4RM 27 27 54 20 1080 x2 2160 4BTV gnd mtd vert
KB4QQJ 26 25 51 17 867 x2 1734 Doublet @ 33 feet
W4NLT 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft
K4JPN 19 18 37 15 555 x2 1110 80 M CF Zepp
WB4OMM 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 G5RV at 35 feet
W3SI 13 10 23 12 276 x2 552 LNR EFHW QUAD (40-20-15-10) AT 15 FEET
NA4O 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 OCF@20'
KN4RQD 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 40m EFHW @ 25'
AB4QL 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 40 & 80 M dipoles @ 40' grnd mtd 20M
WD4OHD 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Ground-Mounted Verticals
N4SD 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 40M EFHW @ 40'
WG8Y 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80m loop top at 50ft.
N5GW 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 doublet at 25'
KA6J 16 15 31 11 341 x2 682 Ground mounted vertical
AC5BX 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV over house
KI6M 11 5 16 9 144 x2 288 EFHW for 20m
K6GPB 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 G5RV 20 feet
N7KM 28 27 55 21 1155 x2 2310 ZS6BKW INVERTED VEE APEX 45 FEET
K6XT 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 multiband vertical
KL7IEE 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Mini Dipole up 30 ft
W8GG 23 22 45 17 765 x2 1530 trap dipoles at 35'
NF8M 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 40m hamstick on car
WB9HFK 34 34 68 23 1564 x2 3128 Hustler 6BTV Gnd Mtd with 60 Radials
K9QEW 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 4BTV GP
N8HWV 15 14 29 10 290 x2 580 EFHW AT 15 FT
KD9EBS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Attic Dipole at 25 Feet
K9NUD 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 132' end fed half wave inverted L
N0TA 25 23 48 19 912 x2 1824 Doublet at 25 ft, Vertical
NN0SS 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 80 meter Inv Vee @30ft
KD0DK 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 102 ft end fed long wire
AA5LH 7 6 13 7 91 x2 182 25' Delta Loop
N1SMB 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 40 meter diapole @20 ft
VE2KZW 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 EZWire end-fed, 52 feet, sloping from 21 to 16 ft
VE7HI 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 3 BLAND VERT 8 FT OFF GROUND.
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
W1ND 38 37 75 22 1650 x1.5 2475 84' Wire Sloper up 40'
WA2FBN 12 12 24 8 192 x1.5 288 EFHW sloper at 25ft
NN3E 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '
K3WWP 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 attic dipole
KJ4R 40 40 80 21 1680 x1.5 2520 134' EFHW
AA2MX 32 32 64 17 1088 x1.5 1632 80 MTR OCF DIPOLE
K3RLL 10 10 20 9 180 x1.5 270 44 ft stealth wire up over garage roof (HOA)
N7QR 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
K8NGW 16 16 32 12 384 x1.5 576 43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials
AA9L 6 6 12 4 48 x1.5 72 Trap dipole @ 50 feet
WU0A 10 10 20 10 200 x1.5 300 Hy-Gain vertical at 18 feet
KD0V 6 6 12 5 60 x1.5 90 Folded Dipole @ 25 feet
VE3HUR 10 10 20 9 180 x1.5 270 dipole
VE3IIM 6 6 12 4 48 x1.5 72 fan dipole...160-10 metres at 30 feet
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KB1M 26 25 51 17 867 867 40M EFHW, 20 & 40m dipoles
W1ZU 12 12 24 10 240 240 Doublet up 45 feet
N1JI 7 7 14 6 84 84 88' Doublet @ 30 ft.
N2CN 2 2 4 2 8 8 Attic fan dipole
K2OID 26 26 52 15 780 780 80M OCF Dipole @ 35'
WA1GWH 15 15 30 13 390 390 40m dipole at 15 ft
N2ESE 7 7 14 7 98 98 40&20mtr dipole
KC3RN 25 25 50 15 750 750 G5RV Junior @ 35 feet
AC5XK 24 23 47 12 564 564 dipole at 40 feet
K4KBL 21 21 42 13 546 546 dipole @ 50'
NG2J 18 17 35 13 455 455 40/20 Fan Dipole
K4KRW 10 10 20 8 160 160 Inverted V at 65 ft
N7RCS 3 0 3 2 6 6 80-10m EFHW at 40'
WI5H 1 1 2 1 2 2 OCFD Vee @ 33ft
KF7Z 12 10 22 11 242 242 dipole at 25'
KI7LW 3 3 6 3 18 18 End Fed Vert 24 ft
WI8J 14 14 28 11 308 308 130 FT EFHW AT 20 FT
WA8SAN 10 10 20 8 160 160 End fed wire 25 ft
AB9BZ 10 10 20 8 160 160 EFWH @ 30'
KC9ZO 9 9 18 7 126 126 inverted vee up 30'
K9EYT 2 2 4 2 8 8 26 ft vertical
@KQ9I 1 1 2 1 2 2 ZS6BKW 30ft
N8LA 19 18 37 14 518 518 dipole @ 35'
W0CC 7 7 14 6 84 84 66' long wire with 33' counterpoise 8' AGL
NO2D 7 6 13 6 78 78 80 meter doublet at 30 feet
KC2MJT 2 2 4 2 8 8 END FED SLOPER 35' TO ZED
VE3GNU 3 3 6 3 18 18 DXCC@40'
DK1VD 3 3 6 1 6 6 GND MTD VERT
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
AB0TX 55 54 109 31 3379 3379 20 meter beam at 62 feet
NQ2W 38 36 74 23 1702 1702 mini beam @25', 40m dipole @ 60', 80m dipole @ 50'
VE3DQN 36 36 72 21 1512 1512 20m yagi @50ft; 40/80m dipoles @40ft
N4MJ 23 21 44 18 792 792 Yagi @ 65 feet
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: 95
Total participants: 138
Total QSOs: 1376
States + Provinces represented: 40 + BC ON QC + DX
KL7IEE - Trying to learn the band conditions after my move from Maine to Alaska interior.
Need to improve my antenna height I think and orientation.
Anyways I am trying an NAQCC come back
KL7IEE / K1IEE
K4KBL - Sort of weird conditions tonight...close in propagation for sure. Nice to see a few 5 digit member numbers ! Welcome aboard.
KC2MJT - ICOM 703+ to endfed wire off deck. Raised feed point an addition 8' this sprint. The noseeums and their teeth won the battle tonight and drove me indoors.
K3RLL - How nice to have 20 meters open for us this evening and with great solar numbers! Seemed to die out about 0100z here however but that was fun. Lots of low NAQCC numbers out tonight. 72/73 ... Don
NO2D - Not sure if I should have included the 100 watt station, KH6ND/W7, but I am sure you will let me know one way or the other. With all the Kilocycles available on 20 meter CW I sure wish we could spread out a bit more. Thanks to all who make the sprints possible. Pete, NO2D.
WB4OMM - Bands were kinda weird tonight. Had some West Coast luck with a few from CO and a UT station on 20m, then went to 40m and could only find a few. Nothing heard on 80m. Did work KC3MIO on two bands (20/40). Both bands were noisy. Around an hour into the Sprint, the local thunderstorms started, so I bailed (yes, I'm chicken!). My best wishes for a safe and restful Memorial Day, please remember the reason for the holiday - thank a veteran or a first responder and keep those that made the ultimate sacrifice in your thoughts over the weekend. 72/73, stay safe! Steve WB4OMM
WG8Y - Hi all, Could only spend a few minutes on the Sprint tonite.
Packing the Rav4 to head out Early in the morning for Dayton. Would like to have stayed longer as 20m was open here in NC.
Back to loading the car.
72 for N.C. Mark WG8Y
AB9BZ - Thanks for the Q's. 20M was good, 40M was very noisy tonight. 73 ab9bz
VE3DQN - Probably my best sprint ever, 37 Q's. 20m stayed open for the first half hour. Even got N0TA in CO for dx :-)
KB4QQJ - What fun! Nice to work some old friends and some new members. Lowest Nr was #56. Happy to work the EMS special event station during the Sprint.
N0TA - 20m was productive; however, 40m was really noisy. Thanks for the Q's. K3@5w, doublet & vertical, Amplidan key, SprintLogger.
K6XT - Ran dry 15 mins before the end. No sigs found on 40 or 80. First sprint from new ID QTH.
NA4O - Noisy and heavy QSB, but at least 20M was open for a few mults. KX3@5W, Vibroplex straight key.
K4KRW - I didn't get much time tonight. But, lots of fun as always. I managed contacts on 3 bands. That is a nice change. Thanks everyone. Richard
W1ND - Wow, that time of year we have 20M for the sprints and did it deliver.
80M, normally my workhorse was dead.
Can't wait for next month and the double. Will be /p in VT for the mW Sprint.
Lots of calls I've either not heard before or haven't heard in a long time.
AC5XK - Thanks everyone!
N8HWV - Lots of static in WI. Thanks for being there, fellow Hams.
VE2KZW - I started late. 20m sounded good and according to RB, I was reaching Europe but no QSOs. 40m and 80m were good. Thanks all and 73. Robert, VE2KZW
NO3U - First sprint worked - got a few minutes in. Ran my Begali key on its side and turned off the keyer on the rig. A poor-man's straight key but it got the job done! 73 de NO3U
AA2MX - Good conditions and lots of activity, a great sprint...Thanks everyone
NG2J - 20m slightly less noisy than 40.
These QRP events are quite a challenge...
As usual, I had to remember to tab into the RST fields in N1MM rather than space over them. Goofed up a few QSOs due to this, I'm sure.
But fun. Thanks for your patience and QSOs.
KF7Z - Got a late start but 20 meters was in pretty good shape, I think alot had moved on down by the time I started' but still had fun and was able to pull out a few, Thanks to all for the Qs
Kenwood TS 2000 - 5 watts
40 meter Dipole at 25'
AC2YD - It's been a while since I participated ... very impressed with lots of activity heard, but got a very late start about 15 minutes before end; happy to get 3 Qs in CO, WY, and SC! Nice opportunity to test the new 80m element for my fan vertical with the one final Q with SC. Thanks for a cool contest!
KN1H - Thanks for a very nice sprint. Unusual short propagation on 40 allowed me to work KB1M and W1ND- from my own state!-for the first time in recent memory. 20 was in good shape also and was delighted to work DK1VD with a really good signal. Looking forward to seeing everyone again next month. 73, John, KN1H
KJ4R - Been a while since I was able to work the full 2 hours. Nice to work some old friends and some new ones too. Welcome to new members. Good to work fellow SC station KY4ID. Thanks for the QSO's and for those in the club that work to make this all come together 73 until next time.
VE3IIM - ..only had about 45 mins in the sprint. Condx seemed very good. Heard some weak ones on 20, but that was nearly 10pm here..
KE3V - Another good night for radio, especially on 40m.
NQ2W - I started about 30 minutes late..watched Survivor with my XYL. I was happy to see some activity on 20m. 40 was pretty good... a little noisy with QRN. 80 wasn't bad..seemed to have less QRN than on 40, but fewer stations. 2 banders with WX4RM, KC9ZO, VE3IIM, KN1H, KE3V, and W3SI...awesome! Congrats to the organizers for getting it all together for us...job well done. Thanks for the contacts and for the opportunity to participate. I hope to hear you all in the next one. 72, Will, NQ2W
KA6J - Thanks all for a fun sprint. Used the x5105 and ground mounted vertical in the back yard. Thanks for pulling me out!
N4SD - Got a late start, only worked an hour, very weak signals on 20, 40 was quite noisy.
K9QEW - Fairly good condx tonight. Started on 20m with IC7300 and finished on 40m with my HB rock bound "Funmitter". (10 QSOs)
More challenging and fun. 72/73s & STAY TUNED! Daryl
K2OID - Very good condx on 40 tonite. Many stations and very little QRN. Lots of fun as always!
DK1VD - 40m was low at startup therefore first time for a NAQCC i am on 20 but back to 40 there was only one real loud in Germany KB1M It was a fun in the morning
AB4QL - Playing with a new radio, lots of QRN tonight. Interrupted with a QSO with an IOTA station. I enjoyed the contacts. 72 all
N7KM - Nice opening on 20 meters and not much of 40 meters. Pulled out my 817ND and the J37 WW2 key and enjoyed every minute. Bands closed with 20 minutes to go. Thanks to every on who made time to operate. Thanks to the organizers for all you do! Ken N7KM
KN4RQD - Lots of fun tonight. 40m was noisy, but QRP signals were strong here on the East Coast. Thanks for the QSO's and 72.
K6GPB - Nice to see 20 open up on this end.
AB0TX - Lots of stations on this evening. 40 meters was very noisy here in Kansas. Thanks for the Q's. See everyone next month. 73
KY4ID - I usually start my soapbox comments with how amazed I am (yet again) with what 5w can do. I still am, but I'm also amazed that y'all can decipher my straight key sending. Lol. I need some practice. The last time I used my straight key for an extended period of time was in the March NAQCC Sprint. Good condx tonight. Spent about 1/3 of the time on 20m, a few mins on 80m, and the rest on 40m. This is my favorite monthly event. Always a blast! Worked NG2J, 11142!!!! Welcome my friend!! Thanks for all the Qs!! See you next month.
N7QR - 65th sprint KX3 5 Watts 1958 Vibroplex Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert
w/o radials, 20 was hopping and 40 was open but too weak to work,
nothing on 80. Gud fun for an hour and a half! Russ, Portland OR
W2JEK - SOAPBOX - A GOOD SPRINT. 20M WAS OPEN. 40M BUSY AND 80M ALSO BUSY AT END OF SPRINT. GOOD FUN. RIG KENWOOD TS-570D AT 5W AND SPEEDX STRAIGHT KEY. 73 DON W2JEK
W3SI - I was just sitting down to do some radio operating when the sprint started so I joined in. I may not have a high score but I had fun and got to work a few peorle I know. Thanks for the fun event.
KC3RN - Good regional conditions on 40m tonight. More true 599 signals than have been heard for quite a while. Had to quit after the first hour, but had a ton of fun. Maybe next time I'll have an 80m antenna up.
K9NUD - I wish I had more time. 20 was pretty decent, but 40 appeared to be even better.
N4MJ - 40m was a wash!!! 20m was hopping pretty good. Surprised I could hear stations near and far. Worked from East to West, North to South (Carolina). Was good to work the Western stations. There were some stations I could hear calling but just too deep in the mud to finalize a Q. Around 0200z the band began fading rapidly.
Thanks to all participants.
73 de n4mj//glenn
W8GG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Great night for a sprint. 20/40/80 all open for biz. Fired up the rig at 5w on solar pwr. 20M was hoppin at the starting bell. Plenty of signals, albiet we could have spread out a bit more. Went to 40M at the top of the hour. 40 was PACKED and PLAYING. lots of great signals on 40. some true 599 plus. yet some just above the noise at 549. Jumped to 80M for a couple quick ones. I had a nice QSO wid potential new member N0KUT, as well as a few new guys with #s over 11000s. WoW hard to believe how fast our club has grown. Guess thats why 40 seemed so crowded last night. Nary a spot to be found where i couldnt hear less than 2 or 3 stations at a time. But its great practice on the filter between the ears.Hee Hee Gud to work old pals N8LA, Louis and N5GW, Gene as well. I would have had another one , but i answered a member CQ W3PYF,but he wasnt in the sprint. so i didnt count him. Hope the condx are a sign of things to come. Sure was a fun time for a QRP CW op. Pulled the plug a bit early at 10pm. Hope to hear all of u next month in the MW sprint , sprint , and Field Day. 73 , Gregg W8GG
KC3MIO - Icom 705 @five watts into 125' doublet up 45'. It was nice to see 20 open for the first 30 minutes allowing contacts into the west/midwest and the south. After a 14 minute dry spell (how does that happen) I had a flurry until my sending fell apart due to tiredness and one martini. I decided to call it a night but came back about 25 minutes later and made five contacts. Had five contacts into IL, heard at least one VE but couldn't make it work. Maybe my ears were tired, too. As usual, great fun, thanks to my contacts and apologies to those I couldn't quite make out. And thanks to the NAQCC and two bander with our Prez, WB4OMM. Looking forward to next month and also the milliwatt sprint. Hope conditions are favorable.
KA2KGP - A gud NA Sprint, 20m. was open for the 1st hour. 40 & 80 were OK but hi-QRN here in WNY. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into a G5RV up 25 ft. w/ straight key. 73
WD4OHD - Pretty rough going again tonight. Only one
QSO on 80m, right at the end. 40m and 20m were open but lots of noise and QSB. Also a lot of weak signals, some of which I just couldn't pull out of the noise. It was fun trying, though.
WB9HFK - 40M only this month with the trusty J-38. The QSB and QRN were definitely a challenge! Sorry to any that I just didn't hear. I always enjoy the NAQCC Sprints! 72, Mark WB9HFK
WA2FBN - Bands seem pretty good tonight. Good loud signals on 40m. 72 Ken WA2FBN
VE7HI - A few QSO's - thanks for the sprints.
WB1GYZ - Fun as usual and tks to all.
KB1M - Both 20 and 40 seemed to be in great shape. Worked DK1VD on 20 and 40. Nice to work 2 other NH stations KN1H & W1ND also close by W1ZU VT. Got a much needed CW "fix". Thanks for QSO's, 72 Walt
K4JPN - 20M was hot, for the 1st 1/2 hour, but QRN was heavy. Tried 80M and 40M and worked a few. 72, Steve K4JPN
W0CC - Portable, from a farm, in central Kansas. The owner's dogs continuing to interrupt me so that they could play fetch! Good signals on 20 meters until twilight. The 40 meters signals were weak and had a lot of QSB and were difficult to copy. The mosquitos came out and I went in!
WX4RM - Soooo glad to see 20 meters open and the sunspot cycle back in the game. There was heavy qrn after the first hour of sprint, and the qsb cost some contacts. Thanks to all who maintain NAQCC and also to the faithful participants that show up every month.
VE3GNU - Participation cut short due to fatigue from a.m. challenging trail-hike. TT Jupiter @5 w and Begali paddle. Thanks to all.
N5GW - Again it was wonderful hearing 20M open - most of my contacts were on this band which was open for at least the first hour!
W2SH - 20M stayed open for just a bit over a half hour and produced 10 medium distance QSOs. There was one worth 2,100 miles but he was running 100W. 40m was very active, but no long skip stations were heard. QRN on 80m was nicely absent, but the band suffered from a dearth of activity.
N1SMB - From AL - N1SMB - This was my first SPRINT! Fun stuff but after not using a straight key for 20+ yrs found my hand wasn't as steady as before! (imagine that!) A different rig and a lot of SK practice should help. I had 5 Q's - 5 different states. Had Q'ed with Glen/N4MJ on SOTA activation earlier in the day, FB!!
KC9ZO - 20M was the goto band this time. Lots of stations but QSB and weak signals kept the contacts down. 20m started closing down around 0200 UTC.
40M was just static crashes. Managed a few contacts with the help of tight filters.
WA1GWH - 40m was in good shape although a bit noisy. Skip was on the short side from here in central New York state, at least before 0105 UTC when I went QRT. Thanks for the contacts! Garry
NF8M - After trying 20 and having no takers, I moved to 40 then realized I wasn't anywhere near the QRP freq on 20! Worked a few CQers with 5 watts into a hamstick on the car in the parking lot of the hotel in Dayton, using one side of the paddle as a straight key (thus the QLF sound). Nice strong sigs from around the eastern US. TNX es 72
WI8J - Thanks for the contacts! 72
AA5LH - Had fun time this evening. Started on 20M where all of Q's were made. The band was noisy but copy East & CA very workable. Ended with with 2 late, unexpected Q's. Take care & hear ya next month.
N7RCS - My first NAQCC Sprint. Although I did not log any stations in the Sprint, I did work 3 others on 40m, including I1MMR in Italy. Signals were down with QSB getting in the way. I was running 4w to an 80-10m EFHW up 40'. Rig was my MTR5B. No activity for me on 80m. Nevertheless, it was a beautiful evening in SFL for enjoying ham radio.
AK3X - Fun sprint as usual. Just limited time as usual.
K2DEP - Pulled out my trusty KX3 and had some fun for about a hour. Used my SHURR mahogany key. Hope to see all again as the bands continue to open up.
KD3CA - I messed this sprint up , was watching TV and test was about over , when I remembered it was sprint night. I called a couple times, with no luck. Perhaps I won't do this for next sprint Just a big Hello to all . Don
N8LA - KX-3; 5W; 200' Dipole up 35'; NAQCCode Warrior. WOW !!! 20 meters was open like crazy here !!! I felt like I was rare DX running 3.5 trillion watts !!! Apologies to all I could not pull out of noise and thanks to all who worked me. All The Best To All. Lou, N8LA