June 2022 QRP/CW mW Sprint
VA3PEN Comments - The scores are final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1MZM 23 23 46 15 690 x2 1380 40 Meter Dipole at 40 feet
KN1H 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 400' END FED WIRE
WB1GYZ 17 16 33 8 264 x2 528 Sloping vee
K1YAN 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 G5RV Jr. @ 30'
KA2KGP 24 23 47 13 611 x2 1222 G5RV up 25'
KN2G 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 55FT FANNED DIPOLE INVERTED VEE
W2SH 15 14 29 7 203 x2 406 270' cf dpl @ 45'
K2CWM 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Vertical (elevated)
WB2LQF 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 iNVERTED L AT 30 FEET
K3JZD 29 28 57 15 855 x2 1710 40m Dipole @25
KC3MIO 25 24 49 13 637 x2 1274 Doublet 125' @ 45'
WB8YYY 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 80m EFHW at 30 feet
AK3X 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 102 ft inv vee @35ft. 300 ohm feeders
KC5F 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 80m EFHW up about 40'
K4JPN 15 13 28 12 336 x2 672 80 M CF Zepp
N4SD 11 11 22 6 132 x2 264 EFHW 40-10 @ 35'
N4OW 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Butternut HP6V Elevated 8'
WD4OHD 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 Ground-Mounted Vertical
W4NLT 11 11 22 4 88 x2 176 84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft
WT4U 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 80m EFHW Inv-V @ 35'
NA4O 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 ocf@20'
WG8Y 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Hustler 6btv grd mnted
KN4RQD 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 40m sloping EFHW @ 20ft
AB4QL 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 20M gnd mtd vert 40M dipole @ 40'
W4HH 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 end-fed 150-ft wire 20 feet up
$W1BLU 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 dipole at 36'
N5GW 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 doublet at 25'
AC5BX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 G5RV over house
K6GPB 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 65' end fed 15' high
N7KM 12 11 23 10 230 x2 460 80 meter endfed @ 75 '
N7QR 1 0 1 1 1 x2 2 Buddistick
NF8M 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 6BTV
WB9HFK 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Hustler 6BTV Gnd Mtd with 60 Radials
K9NUD 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 132' end fed half wave inverted L up 35'
K9QEW 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 4BTV GP
AA5LH 3 2 5 2 10 x2 20 delta Loop @ 25'
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
W1ND 12 11 23 9 207 x1.5 310 41' Wire in a tree + CHA Vert
KF6C 23 23 46 13 598 x1.5 897 dipole @40 feet
N2RIC 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 EFHW inverted L
K3WWP 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 ~110' attic random wire
KJ4R 16 15 31 10 310 x1.5 465 134*EFHW
K3RLL 8 8 16 4 64 x1.5 96 44' Unun wire up over garage roof (HOA Tyranny)
K8NGW 11 11 22 7 154 x1.5 231 43' gnd mtd vert w/ base loading coil & 32 radials
K9DRP 9 9 18 7 126 x1.5 189 EFHW 80 @ 40'
KD0V 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 cf Zepp @ 30 feet
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KB1M 16 15 31 9 279 279 40M EFHW, 20 & 40m dipoles
W1ZU 11 10 21 6 126 126 Doublet @ 40 feet
K1IX 3 3 6 3 18 18 40m OCFD 30'
WA1GWH 11 11 22 10 220 220 950 mW to 40m dipole at 15 feet
KC3RN 24 23 47 12 564 564 G5RV Junior @ 35 feet
AC5XK 8 7 15 6 90 90 dipole at 40 feet
KM3D 4 4 8 4 32 32 ground plane vertical (base at 14')
K4KBL 12 11 23 9 207 207 dipole @ 50'
K9EZ 8 8 16 6 96 96 G5RV 30'
K4KRW 7 7 14 6 84 84 Inverted V at 65'
NG2J 7 7 14 5 70 70 40/20 Fan Dipole
$N4BIY 1 1 2 1 2 2 dipole 25 feet off ground
W6JIM 2 1 3 2 6 6 Vert
WI8J 8 8 16 5 80 80 130 ft EFHW at 20 ft
AB9BZ 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dipole @ 25'
K9EYT 1 1 2 1 2 2 g5rv 20ft
KC2MJT 0 0 0 0 0 0 Rain Gutter
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
NQ2W 27 27 54 17 918 918 mini beam @25', 40m dipole @ 60', 80m dipole @ 50'
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
|SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|SWA - BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
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|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 63
Total participants: 94
Total QSOs: 614
States + Provinces represented: 29 + ON
KD0V - The wx has been good enough to get my cf Zepp repair and back in the air. What a difference a good antenna makes. That for the contacts everyone.
K4KBL - A good bit of QSB and QRN tonight for the mW event but thanks to K1MKM and WB9HFK for hanging in there to complete our contact.
Great time for sure...
AB4QL - That was interesting. Only made two QSOs. No answers to my CQ on 40 or 20. Got tired of QRN and shut down.
W1ZU - Appreciate all those who patiently worked me tonight!
WB2LQF - Extremely noisy band but lots of signals under all that crashing static. I only had a half hour and that was quite enough pain tonight. Amazing what one watt can do!
AB9BZ - Challenging night trying to dig out sigs.
Thanks for the contact. 73 ab9bz
AC5XK - Thanks everyone!
N4OW - High band noise on 20 & 40 not many stations heard. Some very nice sigs for QRpp. I used my KX3 at 800mw and battery power.
W1BLU - Surprised to see 20M still open for me after sunset in S. FL. Band was quieter than 40M. Thanks to all.
KC5F - Half on 40m, about a third on 20m and the rest on 80m. Not a bad night, other than storm QRN on 80m. Didn't seem like a lot of activity, but more likely I just couldn't hear it. Still lots of fun, as usual!
K9EZ - My new TX-500 arrived 2 hours before the Sprint. Of COURSE I had to use it :-D
Unfortunately Mr Line Noise reared its ugly head. Made it real difficult to hear people. Only heard people on 40 m.
K2CWM - I usually don't participate in this QRPp stuff but thought I'd give it a try. Set the MAX POWSET in my IC-703 to one watt, then turned it down to 800 mW. Surprised myself with 7 contacts (hi hi). Used my big wooden-based Kent Str Key and vertical antenna. See y'all next time.
K9QEW - Somewhat surprised by my first MW Sprint. Only operated one hour and managed 6 SPCs all on 20 meters. Tried pounding the brass
on 40m but soon gave of on that band with its S7-8 noise levels.
Guess my old 4BTV is working well. 72/73s & STAY TUNED!
KC3MIO - Usually I wait till the next day to submit my log, but I sent it in right after the sprint and I was tired and forgot to make any comments about band conditions. I tried 20 at the start and after 10 minutes shifted to 40 where almost all the action was from NE PA. More than half of my contacts were from PA, NY, NJ and VA - local from here. Worked one non-member from OH who was running 100 watts. It's always surprising to work one. Tried 80 a few times and didn't hear anything until W4NLT who I also worked on 40. Fun as usual and thanks to the NAQCC and my contacts and apologies to ops who I could not pull out.
KJ4R - Only able to operate for about an hour. Stayed on 40M. Always amazed at the QSO's that can be made with less than a watt. KX3 @ 900mw to EFHW / Vibroplex bug. Thanks for the QSO's and 73 to all.
K1MZM - I have been unable to participate in the Sprints for the last few months and I have missed them. I had a great time tonight although the noise level was pretty high. Many thanks to N7KM for digging me out of the noise on 20 meters--you were my only contact on 20.
K3WWP - Hooray, my worst noise has been gone the past couple days now and I could actually hear some of the QRPp signals in the sprint. I only had time to make one QSO but sure great to hear mW signals. Hope the noise is gone for good. Fingers crossed.
W6JIM - Been gone for a while. Good to be back! :-)
K4KRW - Wilderness Radio Sierra, WM-2 and Begali Pearl. I was only able to play for 45 minutes due to work. All of my contacts were on 40m. I did hear signals on 80m and 20m but it was right at the end of the sprint and I didn't manage a contact. Thanks for digging me out of the noise. Great fun as always. Wish I could have played the entire sprint. 73, Richard
KN4RQD - Band conditions on 40m were very noisy with lots of static crashes. Still, lots of fun was had chasing mW signals. Thanks for the QSO's and 72
N2RIC - Hooked up my TX-500 to my home station EFHW inverted L. Band conditions weren't great for me -- may need to do some antenna work. Called CQ on 20m and 40m, no replies. Replied to the few CQs I heard but only got one QSO (with KA2KGP).
K9DRP - What a tough night for a mW sprint! I heard KG6OKI and KC3MIO, but couldn't get them to hear me. I think my Argo V hears better than is heard. But it's still amazing what one watt can do on a night with QRN. TNX to KF6C for the work in pulling out my sig. I heard no activity on 80, splitting time between 20 and 40. TNX fer the QSOs and the fun. 73 Don
K3JZD - Tonight the special treat was QRN from the very high humidity. Not real ideal for a milliwatt event!! Quite a few times I think I was trying to make the noise sound like a CW signal. Or maybe there was someone there, but not copy quality. Used my K4, with it loafing along at 900mW into a 40m dipole. That rig will go down to 100mw, but with the noise tonight I did not drop down below 900mW. 73, Jody - K3JZD
N4SD - Lots of QRN from tonight's thunder storms.
W1ND - Woo hoo.
Camping this week in Grand Isle, VT at a campground on lake Champlain.
I had my CHA Non Resonant Vertical on a Buddipole tripod and a 41' wire in a maple tree.
I even packed my Begali Intrepid in an Apache case for this sprint.
Only worked a little more than the first hour of the sprint, but did pretty good.
Mosquitos and spiders did me in.
20 wasn't too bad.
40 was good between the lightning crashes
I cannot get on 80 here
Fitting that my final contact was Steve, KC5F who sounded like AC5F at first :-)
WB9HFK - Icom 7300 at a measured 950 mW into a Gnd Mtd Hustler 6BTV vertical with 60 Radials and a J-38. 40M only. Conditions not the best for sure. Thanks for the Q's and sorry to those I just could not pull out of the noise. See everyone in the next Sprint! 72, Mark WB9HFK
WD4OHD - Pretty slow going tonight. Only 40m was active here in SE Tennessee. Lots of NA signals were very marginal, down in the noise. About half way through, propagation picked up briefly with signals suddenly jumping up into the easily readable range. It didn't last, though. By the end all I could hear (and barely so) were stations I had already worked.
NQ2W - Better late than never...grandson's baseball game and I had to eat some dinner! I fired up, no down, the K1 to 900mW and used my keyer to help my fist be as readable as possible. Conditions here on 20 and 40 were pretty decent...QRN on 40 was a little troubling but the resent info seemed to almost always be in the clear. I never tried 80. Amazing what QRPp can do...K9DRP gets the loud award on 20m and K8GNW wins the honor on 40m...Great job...armchair copy at sub-peanut power! Thank you for the very enjoyable evening. I appreciate the opportunity to play radio with all of you! 72, Will, NQ2W
K6GPB - Was hoping to better my zero score of last week. No such luck. Glad to see I could make the RBN on 20 and 40 with my 1 watt. Did not hear any NAQCC members. Maybe next time.
W4NLT - First time I tried the mw sprint. Cranked the 705 down to
0.5W. Heard several on 20 but only worked one. More action on 40. 80 was very noisy. Worked Rich KC3MIO on 40 and 80. 72 TX for the QSOs. ZUT
WG8Y - Hi all, Was really looking forward to working the whole 2 hours of the QRPp Sprint. Not to be. Had trouble with my Ole' desktop computer Gave up on it and I Went to my new laptop. Had a different issue. We'll just call it operator error. Anyway, Made 2 Q's on 20m, 1 on 80m and one on 40m. Ran my FT-817 at 600/700mw into my hustler 6btv. Pulled a Ham-Key off the shelf. Well, still fun. I worked UT,N7KM on 20M. FUN Stuff.
Have fun at Field Day all.
72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
K8NGW - I was hoping 20M would provide some good stateside DX. However, I never made it west of the Mississippi River! My farthest QSO was N5GW at 796 miles. Had to concentrate A LOT to pull mW signals out of the noise. Great Fun! See you all next month.
KC3RN - A lot of noise here on 40m, but signals were still surprisingly good, especially for QRPp. Amazing what 1 watt will do. I missed a couple of QSO's because of the noise. If I missed you, my apologies.
NF8M - Op time about 30 min. 900 mw from KX1 on the internal battery. Got pushed around by the WSPR beacons on 40 and a POTA activation on 20 but got through. TNX QSOs es 72
N7QR - 3rd mW, KX3@1W, QRP paddles worked sideways as a straight key, Buddistick with long whip clamped to a rocking chair at our cabin in Flagg Ranch Resort between Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks in WY. First half on 20, 2nd on 40. Pretty noisy for being in the middle of nowhere. SRI N7KM couldn't copy me, maybe next time! Russ
W4HH - For this month's milliwatt sprint, I fired up my 0.5 Watt Rockmite on 7040, called lots of CQ's, heard a dozen stations exchanging info but made no contacts.
KM3D - K9QEW has great ears! -an amazing contact using my NN1G MkII built from Jan 1993 QRPARCI article 'way back when'. Incredible what 900 mw and a wire can do! 72 de KM3D
K9NUD - I tried 20M for a while. Despite hitting plenty of beacons, nobody seemed to be there. 40M was more productive, with 80M providing one more. I usually run my KX3 at one watt but opted for 900mw this time. It seemed that others were hearing me better than I heard them. Sorry to the one station I just couldn't pull out of the noise.
K1IX - Good activity but I quit early - tired
tnx for Q's
K1YAN - K1YAN - Only 40M for this sprint. Some decent propagation under that layer of QRN.
NG2J - I had some station configuration issues and there are a few QSOs thet were not logged.
I did not expect to be able to work many stations with only 1W given the recent band conditions. Managed to work some "locals" on 40 and one NY station on 20 (which was a bit noisy.)
Had to quit early.
WB1GYZ - 40 meters started out noisy here but kept getting better. Seems I had a pipeline to NY with 6 Q's to that state, and 1 non-member doing a Lewis/Clark special event. Tks to all fer a fun evening.
KC2MJT - Temps here in high nineties so decided to forgo throwing out a wire and moved inside and workedoff my raingutter. Although heard some QRO signals on 20 and 40, nothing else. Listened and and threw out my call for about 40' to no avail before throwing in the towel.
KA2KGP - Very good conditions on 40m. for the MW Sprint.20 & 80 in were poor shape. Rig: IC-7000 at 1 watt into a G5RV up 25 ft. with an old WWII straight key. 73
N7KM - A friend and I decided to go big time. We setup at just under 9000' near Cedar Breaks National Monument. It turned out to be very cold but our noise floor was S0. We wish we could have shared the beauty of the area with each of you. The bands were awful and it was work to get 12 contacts on 20 meters. I used my KX3 @ 1 Watt, solar powered, and an 80 endfed held by a rope I shot over a majestic dead pine tree with a potato cannon. N7QR it was a challenge but I did log you, thanks for WY! Nice mW sprint.
K4JPN - Conditions good on 20M for a while, then slid down to 40M and 80M and they finally came around. Lot of fun. 72 Steve K4JPN
WT4U - I was late getting on, but made 6 Qs in 6 states on all three bands in 30 min of operating. This was after discovering that the 'dead' bands were caused by my station battery still being on the RF-noisy charger. Oops. After that, lots of fun. Steve K9NUD #10575 deserves a Tenacious Terrier Award for not letting go of my reply to his 40m CQ until the QSB edged us up over the noise long enough to copy.
KB1M - Started at 300 mW on 20 and worked N4OW and then K4JPN at 400 mW all other Q's of evening were at 500 mW. No luck on 40 for sub 500 mW pwr. QRN on 40 was bad, neither antenna made any difference for reception. Thanks for the fun evening! 72, Walt
WB8YYY - maybe my first event in a while. wow needed to get my K2 below 1 watt - we did it
too much QRN here on 40m
N5GW - 20 meters was in fair shape; 40 meters a bit noisy this time of year, but still usable; I try to avoid 80 meters during summer. It was a struggle to copy some of the QRPp signals at times; however a few were rather strong.
KN2G - ANOTHER GREAT NIGHT! Amazing what 9/10ths of a watt can do! Almost tuned up for Field Day now... See you there with 100 watts and club call N2MNT.
AK3X - Made the last 23 minutes of the sprint. Fun while it lasted. Icom 7300 dialed down to 1watt. 40 meters only and band seemed good.
WI8J - IC-705 at 1 Watt. Thanks to Rich, KC3MIO, for the patience to pull me out of the noise.
W2SH - Got a late start due to an open connection in the power supply, and by then 20m had closed. 14 QSOs on 40m where the skip was short and all stations worked were less than 500 miles distant. Only one QSO on 80m.
WA1GWH - Was using my SW-40+ and static crashes with that radio were pretty rough on my ears so I quit early. 950 mW to a dipole at 15 ft. Thanks for the contacts and repeats! 72