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August 2022 QRP/CW Sprint (#214)


Andy N2CN is responsible for the contents of this page. Questions should go to him at pix_newemail_n2cn (1K).


See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:
None

Date and time:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 0030-0230 Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must be received before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible, using our on-line autologger.

2022-08-15 00:00:00 GMT+00:00 left to submit your log



Page generated 2022-08-10 18:24:17 US/Eastern

N2CN Comments -

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

W1 Division
N1BRI    15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  g5rv up 50ft                                      
KN1H     13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  400' END FED WIRE                                 
WB1GYZ    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Random wire                                       
KK4ITX    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  EFHW Inverted                                     

W2 Division
KA2KGP   21   21  42   15  630  x2  1260  G5RV up 25'                                       
W2SH     18   18  36   11  396  x2   792  270' cf dpl @ 45'                                 
KD2OMV    9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  EF random wire with 9:1 balun, 67 feet in a tree  
KD2EPM    8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  EF 80-10 @ 40'                                    
K2CWM     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Vertical (elevated)                               
W2JEK     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  end fed wire 110 ft long, up 20 ft                
N2RIC     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  EFHW, inverted L: up 40' horizontal 95'           

W3 Division
KC3MIO   19   19  38   11  418  x2   836  Doublet 125' @ 45'                                
KW2A      9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  indoor dipole, coil loaded up 24'                 
KA3TTT    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Stealth end fed up 20 feet                        
KD3CA     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  OCF  Windom @55 ft                                

W4 Division
KC5F     40   39  79   19 1501  x2  3002  80m EFHW up about 40'                             
W4NLT    20   20  40   13  520  x2  1040  84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft          
K4WY     14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  DIPOLES                                           
WB4OMM   11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  OCF Dipole at 35 feet                             
WD4OHD   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Ground-Mounted Vertical                           
WG8Y     10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  Hustler 6btv grd mnted                            
K4JPN     8    8  16    5   80  x2   160  80 M CF Zepp                                      
WX4RM     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  4BTV gnd mtd vert                                 
N4FI      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  40m attic dipole                                  
KA8VZB    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  60ft End Fed Wire @ 20ft                          
NA4O      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  25' wire on 3rd floor in hotel                    
KY4GS     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  66' endfed up 27 feet horiz to ground             

W5 Division
N5GW     15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  doublet at 25'                                    
KG5HCF    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dipole @ 20'                                      
AC5RN     5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  ground mounted vertical                           
KE5YUM    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  20 meter dipole @ 16'                             
N5ZN      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  dipole@30'                                        
WB5ACT    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  MFJ telescopic whip on back of FT-817 indoors     

W6 Division
K6GPB     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  dipole @ 20'                                      

W7 Division
KJ7KDB    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  Ultimax 100 24' vertical                          

W8 Division
W8GG     30   30  60   16  960  x2  1920  trap dipoles at 35'                               

W9 Division
K9NUD    22   22  44   13  572  x2  1144  80M EFHW inverted L up 35'                        
WB9HFK   18   18  36   11  396  x2   792  Hustler 6BTV Gnd Mtd with 60 Radials.             
K9QEW    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  4BTV                                              
N8HWV    10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  EFHW AT 15 FT                                     
AA9L      9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Trap dipole @ 50 feet                             
KD9EBS    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  End Fed Wire                                      

W0 Division
N0TA     40   40  80   21 1680  x2  3360  Doublet at 25 ft, Vertical                        
NN0SS    10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  80 meter Inv Vee @30ft                            
NO2D      7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  80 M doublet at 30 feet                           

Canada Division
VA3NU    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  88' Dipole @ 25'                                  
VE3IIM   10    8  18    9  162  x2   324  fan dipole...160-10 metres at 30 feet             

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3RLL    10   10  20    8  160 x1.5  240  G5RVjr @ 35'                                      
NN3E     10   10  20    7  140 x1.5  210  40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '             
K3WWP     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  ~110' attic random wire                           

W4 Division
KJ4R     26   26  52   17  884 x1.5 1326  134*EFHW                                          

W5 Division
AA5AD     7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  G5RV inv vee up 35 feet                           
K5GQ      5    5  10    5   50 x1.5   75  Inverted V 50feet                                 

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
K8NGW    15   15  30   10  300 x1.5  450  43' gnd mtd vert w/ base loading coil & 32 radials

W9 Division

W0 Division
WU0A      4    4   8    4   32 x1.5   48  G5RV @ 35'                                        

Canada Division
VE3HUR    1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  40 metre dipole                                   

DX Division

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

W1 Division
KB1M     20   20  40   12  480       480  40M EFHW, 20 & 40m dipoles                    
AC5XK    17   17  34   12  408       408  dipole at 40 feet                                 
W1ZU      6    6  12    6   72        72  Doublet @ 40 feet                                 

W2 Division
N2ESE     7    7  14    7   98        98  40m dipole@35ft                                   
$KE2YK   22   21  43   14  602       602  G5RV at 35 Feet                                   

W3 Division
KC3RN    22   22  44   14  616       616  G5RV Junior @ 35'                                 
$KC3MAL   4    4   8    3   24        24  20 foot gnd mtd vertical                          

W4 Division
K4BAI    42   42  84   20 1680      1680  88' cf zepp at 45', 40M dipole, 80M inverted vee  
N4MJ     34   33  67   20 1340      1340  40M Windom @ 40 feet                              
K4KRW    29   29  58   18 1044      1044  Inverted V @ 65'                                  
K4KBL    20   18  38   10  380       380  Inverted V @ 50'                                  

W5 Division

W6 Division

W7 Division
KF7Z      7    7  14    6   84        84  dipole @ 25'                                      

W8 Division
WA8SAN   10   10  20    9  180       180  End Fed Wire @ 25 Ft                              
NF8M      0    0   0    0    0         0  6BTV                                              

W9 Division
KY0Q     22   22  44   14  616       616  EFHW at 35 ft                                     
AB9BZ    10   10  20    8  160       160  EFHW @ 30'                                        
K9EYT     4    4   8    4   32        32  g5rv  20ft                                        

W0 Division
K9OSC    27   27  54   15  810       810  CF Zepp @ 30 feet                                 
K0EW      3    3   6    3   18        18  OCF dipole @ 25'                                  
N0MII     2    2   4    2    8         8  inverted vee @ 25'                                

Canada Division
VE3DQN    9    9  18    8  144       144  80/40 trap dipole @20ft                           
VY2DP     3    3   6    3   18        18  End Fed Halfwave, one end up about 25 feet        

DX Division
DK1VD     2    2   4    2    8         8  GND MTD  VERTICAL                                 

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

Straight Key

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard


Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
@ Non-member
$ QRO power

STATS:
Logs submitted:                 79
Total participants:             120
Total QSOs:                     873
States + Provinces represented: 35 + ON PE + DX

SOAPBOX:

K3WWP - My noise situation is getting better here so maybe next month I'll put in a bigger effort. Nice to get a high numbered member. The club continues to grow and that is great.

KJ7KDB - I could hear one member calling CQ NA on 20 meters, attempted to complete a QSO for the contest but no luck. I also tried to call CQ NA but no response. Still fun to try @ 5 watts. Xiegu G90 radio. Maybe better luck next month! 73, Tim KJ7KDB

NO2D - Would like to have spent more time in the sprint but my arm got tired so I stopped. Need to do arm exercises and practice more with the straight key. Thanks to all those who make the sprints possible. I really enjoy them. Pete, no2d.

WB1GYZ - Nasty cdx hr. Pulled plug early.

K3RLL - 1946 Vibroplex Deluxe bought in 1955 cutting grass. Still fun. QRZ showed 20m to be alive and well but 40 not. They lied! Wasted too much time on 20m and didn't get a nibble. Dropped down to 40m and life was golden ..., until it got SO popular that the QRM wasn't worth it. Fun though. 72 ... Don

KJ4R - I operated for about an hour. Started out on 20M but didn't hear anyone else so I moved to 40M. Good to work newer member VY2PD. Welcome to the NAQCC, and thanks for the PE multiplier! 1955 Vibroplex Bug with FTDX3K at 5W to EFWH. Thanks to all I worked and very sorry to a few that called me, but I just could not pull out of the noise and QRM. 73.

WB4OMM - No 20M, no 80M here.....and 40M had S5 noise.....but I was able to work a few so I am happy! Hoping the conditions get better. I was surprised at the noise tonight. 72 to all! Steve WB4OMM

NA4O - Portable 5w from KX2 from hotel room in KY. Antenna was inside wire hanging around room. Heard a few; worked one; I will call that a success for a first time effort.

WG8Y - Hi all, Spent about an hour S&Ping. Qrn got to me tonite.Tired. Did work N0TA,John on 20 & 40m. take care all from N.C. Mark WG8Y

AB9BZ - Great sprint tonight, I had a good run going, even got to work the Prez. Really enjoyed tonight, have to call CQ more often. My experimental Endfed antenna, fed with 75 ohm CATV line is working well. Thanks for the contacts 72 AB9BZ

N2RIC - Conditions were rough on 20m and 40m due to QRN from nearby thunderstorms. I'll try again next month. 73!

N0TA - Good evening. 20m was nice and quiet; however, not many stations. 40m was pretty steady, but weaker signals impossible to copy with the static crashes. Thanks for the Q's. K3@5w, vertical & doublet, NAQCC Sprint Logger, Amplidan key.

KD2OMV - First ever go at an NAQCC sprint! From my semi-portable setup at my cottage on Lake Ontario in Northern New York. EF random wire 67 feet up in a tree. 9:1 Balun. 5 watts. Fun!

KY0Q - Had a good time as always. Making a QRP to QRP contact is always an accomplishment! Especially in the summer with all the QRN.

N1BRI - Had some trouble with rig freezing a few times. Hope everybody had a good time!

KE2YK - Originally joined in 2007. Rejoined NAQCC today and jumped right into the fun this evening for around 90 minutes. 72 all de KE2YK

K0EW - First sprint in a long time. Lots of activity on 40, nothing heard on 80 or 20 at my station.

AC5XK - Thanks everyone!

VE3DQN - High noise level this evening but signals were strong. Wish I could have been on for the whole 2 hrs. Thought I could nab N0TA on 20m right out of the gate, but 20m faded very quickly here.

N8HWV - Well that was fun. Not too noisy and made some Q's. What more could I ask for?

K9NUD - 20 was not open for me so I set up camp on 40M. Made lots of FB contacts there and eventually moved to 80M. The static crashes were a little tough. SRI I could not work a few of you. I used every tool in the box but could not isolate you from the noise :-(

KC5F - I spent too much time on 20m for 5 QSOs, but 40m was super, and there were even a few folks on 80m at the end. Quite a change from the terrible conditions of earlier today. Thanks, all!

KN1H - Got a very late start due to family event and found it pretty tough going. Lots of requests for repeats. Thanks to those who hung in there! 72, John, KN1H

KF7Z - Got a late start but only by 45 minutes. participation seemed pretty low, but I am sure propagation had a lot to do with that. Bands seemed very long right from the start and the east coast were the strongest signals I had all night. Any way, always a fun sprint, thanks for the Qs 72 Danny

DK1VD - A really fight in the morning 22 degree outside no condition on 20m and 40 was noisy plus a fast QSB thanks for 2 in the log And it was fun again

VE3IIM - 40 was pretty good. Sorry to the ones I did not respond to. Many stations calling. QCX with old Wilson RCAF key..

WD4OHD - Nothing heard on 80m tonight. My antenna for 20m was unavailable, so all my QSOs were on 40m, most of them between 7.040 and 7.045 MHz. Lots of noise and QRM. Had to quit just before 0200 UTC but still managed 10 contacts. Thanks to all who participated.

KA3TTT - Static crashes from a thunderstorm. First time with my new stealth end fed. My brother installed it for me on the Fourth of July. I worked three stations using an SKCC cootie.

N4MJ - Fun evening. Lots of new contacts. Thanks to all participants. 73 de n4mj

K9QEW - High noise levels and QSB on 40m tonight. All Qs on 40m except one on 20m early. IC7300 & J38 key to a 4btv. 72/73s Stay Tuned. Daryl

N5ZN - Lots of noise on 40 meters.

VA3NU - Conditions on 40 were good tonite despite the QRN and a little QSB. Lots of signals available to work. 72

K4KRW - 40 was definitely the band tonight. I got a few on 80 right at the end. QSB was pretty bad at times. Fun night though. Thanks everyone! Richard

K8NGW - Not a lot of noise on 20 tonight but not a lot of signals either! Moved to 40 and oh the noise! S&P'ed for an hour and then when back to 20 to see if there was any activity ... there wasn't. Picked up a couple more QSO's on 40 before the Sprint ended. Yet again, GREAT FUN!

K4BAI - Thunderstorms nearby, but not overhead. Caused a lot of QRN on 40 and 80. Very disappointing only to make 3 QSOs on 20M in 15 minutes. Heard and called a number of stations who did not hear me. 40M was very noisy and signals were weak at the start, but signals improved as the evening progressed. 37 QSOs on 40M. Went to 80 for the last ten minutes. K9NUD couldn't get my call other than K4? Worked two stations in NC for the last mult. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

W2JEK - Band conditions not good. Nothing on 20 and only one on 80. Rig Kenwood TS-750D at 5W to end fed wire. J38 key. 72/73 DON W2JEK

K2CWM - My heart just wasn't in it this evening so only made 8 contacts. Guess these hot days are having an effect on me. Ran my IC-703 at 5 watts into an elevated vertical, using an old 1943 Lionel J38. All signals very good. Maybe more next month. 72.....

WX4RM - Thanks to all who were able to hear my little peanut whistle of a signal. Had fun as always.

KG5HCF - Sprint was fun as always. G90 running 5 watts, dipole at 20ft.

KC3RN - Stayed on 40 for the whole sprint, despite a fairly high noise level. Thanks to everyone who answered my CQ's. Used my IC-746 (at 5 watts). For an older radio it preformed really well.

VY2DP - My first NAQCC sprint. Thanks to KJ4R for the kind words of welcome.

KE5YUM - Noisy conditions tonight, but I managed to work two new call signs. FT 817, 5 watts, CWMORSE Straight key..Terry

W8GG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Great night fer a sprint. 20 was open at the start and i had a Beeline into TX. Lost W5YUM at the start, never got the conformation. Went to 40 and had a great run, working 25 stations in abt 50 mins. A big welcome to Brian WB5ACT,11259. Nice to work a bunch of Ol Timmers tonight. SRI to several of u who called and i couldnt make out the call suffix. Went to 80 just before 10pm and found KA2KGP. Had another station calling , but the static crashes covered up his calls. 40 was getting perty staticy too , so i pulled the plug at 10. hope to hear you next month. 73 ,Gregg W8GG

KA2KGP - 20m. was weak, 40 & 80 were OK but QRN from T-Storms north of here. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. w/ old WWII German Junkers straight key. 73

KC3MIO - I used my Xiegu G90 which just returned from a slow repair trip to China. I was also testing out an Aventree Bluetooth Tx/Rx pair. The G90 worked well and I finally found a BT device that has minimal latency for CW - no problem up to 20 WPM. But the battery died after 10 minutes; it probably needed to be charged after being delivered about 2 hours before the sprint. I can't resist trying 20 and I worked N0TA and AA5LH there before shifting back to 40 where I heard and worked N0TA right away. 40 had a lot of action but the band was jammed with signals. I narrowed the filter from 500 to 275 Hz but that didn't seem to help. I tried 80 and couldn't hear or raise anyone. No contacts after 0210; rats! But I did work three members with 3 digit numbers and WI, MN and MS which does not happen every month. I hope a good time was had by all. I had a good time. Reminder - the 18th NAQCC anniversary is coming up and we need ops to put out N3A.

K4JPN - Heavy QRN on 20M and then heard a thunderstorm, so shut down, grounded antenna and disconnected radio. Oh well, it was fun for about 45 minutes. 72, Steve K4JPN

KD3CA - Not much time for radio , made couple calls, no answer. 73 to all Don

KB1M - QSB and noise made for challenging conditions on 40, only 1 QSO on 20. Due to the drought here the QRN from the T storms was actually welcome. Thanks for the fun evening

KK4ITX - CQ'd on 20m with QRPPLabs QCX-20 and on 40m with Yaesu FT-818. I was on for most of the 2 hours except for a phone call. I think I heard part of my Call coming back to me on 20m early on, but it quickly disappeared into oblivion. I had ZERO RBN reports on 20m, 40m produced only 2 with one being at only 65 miles and the other not much further. I would like to hear from anyone that may have heard me calling. Still had fun trying though ! kk4itx@arrl.net

AA5AD - lots of noise on the bands this time, but managed to log a few, after about 45 minutes heard no new stations so called it a day, thanks everyone, it was fun.

N5GW - KX3 and hb straight key. 20M was in poor shape, including sparse, weak signals in a noisy background. 40M was fair, but there was noise from local rain storms, so I only stayed the first half of the sprint.

W2SH - A disappointing performance, one that is below my 16 prior two-hour August sprints. Few signals were heard on 20m and only one QSO logged. Quite a few received signal reports on 40m were less than 559. 80m was nice with strong signals, though few stations were QRV.