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October 2022 QRP/CW Sprint (#216)


N2CN Comments - Results are final.

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

W1 Division
K1MZM    39   38  77   16 1232  x2  2464  40 Meter Dipole at 40 feet/160 meter loop at 60 ft
AC1KV    31   30  61   14  854  x2  1708  40M EFHW @ 25'                                    
KN1H     16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  400' END FED WIRE                                 
K1YAN     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  G5RV Jr. @ 30'                                    
W1VKE     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  EFHW @ 30'                                        

W2 Division
KA2KGP   33   33  66   19 1254  x2  2508  G5RV up 25'                                       
W2SH     28   28  56   20 1120  x2  2240  270' cf dpl @ 45'                                 
KN2G     18   18  36   12  432  x2   864  55FT FANNED DIPOLE INVERTED VEE                   
W2JEK     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  110 ft end fed wire up 20 ft                      

W3 Division
KD3CA    36   36  72   21 1512  x2  3024  OCF  Windom @55 ft                                
AK3X     15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  102' inv vee apex 35' w/tuner twin lead feed      

W4 Division
K4NE     46   46  92   25 2300  x2  4600  inv vee @ 30'                                     
KC5F     36   33  69   22 1518  x2  3036  80m EFHW up about 40'                             
W4NLT    27   27  54   17  918  x2  1836  84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft          
K4KRW    27   27  54   12  648  x2  1296  Inverted V @ 65'                                  
WD4OHD   17   17  34   12  408  x2   816  Ground-Mounted Vertical                           
N2AWE    16   16  32   10  320  x2   640  vertical, roof mounted                            
WX4RM    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  6BTV gnd mtd vert                                 
WT4U     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  80m EFHW Inv-V @ 35'                              
KN4RQD   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  40m EFHW Inverted V @ 18ft                        
K8LBQ     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  inverted vee @ 30'                                
NA4O      7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  ocf@25'                                           
KO4WFP    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  10-40 EFHW @ 25'                                  
K1QKZ     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  square loop at 20 feet                            
KK4ITX    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  65 ft EFHW sloper 33ft > 4ft.                  
N4CLY     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  OCF Dipole Center at 40 feet each end at 8 feet   

W5 Division
N5ZN      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  dipole @ 30'                                      
KG5HCF    5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  40m dipole at 20ft.                               
KD5MMM    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  dipole @35'                                       
AC5BX     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  50' wire from patio to tree.  6'up                
KE5YUM    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  20 meter dipole @ 15 feet                         

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7KM     36   33  69   22 1518  x2  3036  ZS6BKM/OCF Dipole                                 
KJ7KDB    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  Ultimax 100 24' vertical                          

W8 Division
N8BB     53   52 105   27 2835  x2  5670  Dipole @40ft                                      
W8GG     24   24  48   17  816  x2  1632  trap dipoles at 35'                               
NF8M     12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  6BTV + Bev                                        
AB8FJ     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  End-Fed Wire @ 15'                                
K3CTN     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Condo attic mounted 40 meter End Fed              

W9 Division
WB9HFK   46   44  90   25 2250  x2  4500  End Fed 130 Ft. Wire                              
K9NUD    30   30  60   20 1200  x2  2400  134' Doublet up 35'                               
K9QEW    17   15  32   12  384  x2   768  4BTV                                              
N8HWV    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  EFHW AT 15 FT                                     
KD9EBS    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Attic Dipole @ 25'                                
KA9FQG    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  G5RV at 37 ft.                                    
AA9L      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Trap dipole @ 50 feet                             

W0 Division
N0TA     33   31  64   21 1344  x2  2688  Doublet at 25 ft, Vertical                        
AD0YM    30   29  59   17 1003  x2  2006  OCF dipole @30 ft                                 
N8LA     17   15  32    9  288  x2   576  dipole @ 35'                                      
NN0SS    10   10  20    6  120  x2   240  80 meter Inv Vee @30ft                            
AA0W      6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  OCF Dipole @ 30 Feet                              
AA5LH     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  25' Delta Loop                                    
KD0DK     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  102 ft. long wire                                 

Canada Division
VE2KZW   27   27  54   14  756  x2  1512  PAR EndFedZ 40-30-20 sloping from 10m down to 1m  
VA3NU     8    8  16    5   80  x2   160  88' Dipole @ 25'                                  

DX Division

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

W1 Division
WB1GYZ    8    8  16    7  112 x1.5  168  100' Doublet                                      

W2 Division
WA2FBN   11   11  22    8  176 x1.5  264  EFHW sloper at 25ft                               

W3 Division
NN3E      3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '             
K3WWP     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  ~110' attic random wire                           

W4 Division
KY4ID    41   41  82   19 1558 x1.5 2337  102' Doublet over the house, 60' AGL              
WD4CFN   21   21  42   13  546 x1.5  819  110' Doublet up 45'                               
KJ4R     10    9  19    8  152 x1.5  228  134' EFHW                                         
KW4WA     5    5  10    5   50 x1.5   75  Butternut HF6V                                    
W5WJN     6    6  12    4   48 x1.5   72  65' endfed wire at 20'                            
K3RLL     3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  4-BTV hidden in a tree (HOA)                      

W5 Division

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
K8NGW    17   17  34   13  442 x1.5  663  43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials                    

W9 Division

W0 Division
KD0V     30   30  60   18 1080 x1.5 1620  cf Zepp @ 30 feet                                 
$WU0A    10   10  20    8  160 x1.5  240  G5RV @ 35'                                        

Canada Division
VE3HUR   10   10  20    8  160 x1.5  240  gnd mtd vert                                      

DX Division

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

W1 Division
W1ZU     20   19  39   14  546       546  Doublet up 45 Feet                                
KB1M     19   19  38   13  494       494  40M EFHW, 20 & 40m dipoles                    
K1IX      6    6  12    4   48        48  OCFD @ 35'                                        
N2CN      2    2   4    2    8         8  Attic fan dipole                                  

W2 Division
W2ITT    20   20  40   12  480       480  End Fed cut for 80m @ 25'                         
WA1GWH   13   13  26    8  208       208  quarter wave inv L with ground system             
N2ESE     7    7  14    7   98        98  40mtr.dipole@35ft                                 
N2EIM     8    8  16    5   80        80  gnd mtd vert                                      

W3 Division
KC3RN    20   20  40   15  600       600  40/20 dipole @ 30'                                
AC5XK    16   16  32   10  320       320  Dipole at 40 feet                                 
W3IPA     4    4   8    4   32        32  Inverted vee up 40'                               
KQ3Z      3    3   6    3   18        18  Doublet at 50 feet                                

W4 Division
K4KBL    25   23  48   12  576       576  Inverted V @ 50'                                  
WB4IT    13   13  26   10  260       260  Doublet ~ 55 feet                                 
W4LSV     8    8  16    6   96        96  22' gnd mtd vert                                  
KM4JEG    6    6  12    5   60        60  GND MTN VERT                                      
K4RHG     6    6  12    5   60        60  stealth long wire                                 

W5 Division
KA6J     13   13  26   10  260       260  Ground mounted vertical                           

W6 Division

W7 Division
KF7Z     18   17  35   12  420       420  dipole @ 25'                                      

W8 Division
WI8J     22   22  44   13  572       572  130 EFHW at 20 ft                                 
WA8SAN   12   12  24   10  240       240  End fed wire @ 25 Ft                              
NG8S     10   10  20    9  180       180  end fed up about 25 feet                          

W9 Division
NN9K     50   49  99   24 2376      2376  130ft end fed@25ft                                
KY0Q     33   33  66   21 1386      1386  EFHW  35ft                                        
K9EYT    11   11  22    9  198       198  G5RV                                              
AB9BZ     2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW @ 30'                                        
KD9LTN    2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW @ 30'                                        

W0 Division
W1TM     14   14  28    7  196       196  EndFedz dipole 40-20-10                           
KC2MJT    6    6  12    5   60        60  end fed random wire                               

Canada Division
VE3DQN   24   24  48   15  720       720  40/80m dipoles @40ft                              

DX Division
DK1VD     4    4   8    4   32        32  GND MTD VERT                                      

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

Straight Key
NQ2W     31   31  62   23 1426  x2  2852  3el yagi @ 32', 40m dipole @ 60', 80m dipole @ 50'
N4JAW     8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Mag Loop                                          

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard
WB4OMM    5    4   9    5   45        45  3 el yagi at 45 feet                              

N3A CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  Operator, 80-40-20 Antenna

N3A/0    48   44  92   23 2116  x2  4232  W0EJ, OCF @ 35'                                   
N3A/8    26   26  52   16  832  x2  1664  N8XMS, HyGain AV640 Vertical                      
N3A/3    29   28  57   14  798  x2  1596  KC3MIO, Doublet 125' @ 45'                        
N3A/9    32   30  62   18 1116      1116  K9DRP, EFHW 80 @ 40 ft                            
N3A/5    33   33  66   16 1056      1056  N5GW, doublet at 25'                              
N3A/4    25   24  49   13  637       637  K4BAI, 20M dipole 30'; 88' cfz 45'; 80M inv 30'   
N3A/7    16   13  29   11  319       319  N7CQR, Delta Loop 35ft                            
N3A/2    13   13  26    9  234       234  N2JJF, end fed 67feet long up 25 feet             

Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
@ Non-member
$ QRO power
CERTIFICATES
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1K1MZMAC1KVKN1H
W2KA2KGPW2SHKN2G
W3KD3CAN3A/3AK3X
W4K4NEKC5FW4NLT
W5N5ZNKG5HCFKD5MMM
W6---
W7N7KMKJ7KDB-
W8N8BBN3A/8W8GG
W9WB9HFKK9NUDK9QEW
W0N3A/0N0TAAD0YM
CanadaVE2KZWVA3NU-
DX---
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1WB1GYZ--
W2WA2FBN--
W3NN3EK3WWP-
W4KY4IDWD4CFNKJ4R
W5---
W6---
W7---
W8K8NGW--
W9---
W0KD0V--
CanadaVE3HUR--
DX---
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1W1ZUKB1MK1IX
W2W2ITTN3A/2WA1GWH
W3KC3RNAC5XKW3IPA
W4N3A/4K4KBLWB4IT
W5N3A/5KA6J-
W6---
W7KF7ZN3A/7-
W8WI8JWA8SANNG8S
W9NN9KKY0QN3A/9
W0W1TMKC2MJT-
CanadaVE3DQN--
DXDK1VD--
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SKNQ2WN4JAW-
BUG---
K/KWB4OMM--
N3A/# ANNIVERSARY OPERATORS
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SKN3A/0(W0EJ)N3A/8(N8XMS)N3A/3(KC3MIO)
BUG---
K/KN3A/9(K9DRP)N3A/5(N5GW)N3A/4(K4BAI)
FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SKKO4WFPN4CLY-
BUGW5WJN--
K/KW1TMKM4JEGW3IPA
PRIZE DRAWING WINNER
Prizes-

STATS:
Logs submitted:                 110
Total participants:             163
Total QSOs:                     1724
States + Provinces represented: 44 + ON QC + DX

SOAPBOX:

K3WWP - Well, I thought my noise was gone, but it came back full force a couple weeks ago. So, my plans for a bigger effort in the sprint went down the drain. Only one QSO yet again. Thanks to WB9HFK who has been that one QSO a few times during my noise era.

WB4OMM - Well, Hurricane Ian got my OCF wire in the trees (I was able to take it down just as the rain/wind bands started), but have not had time to get it back in the air - so I was limited to using my 3 EL beam on 20M. Made 5 good Qs, then called until 45 mins into the Sprint and the band went, "bye bye". Did snag N3A/0.....thanks!!! 72/73 to all, hope you had fun in this year's Anniversary Sprint! Steve WB4OMM

K3RLL - Back in FL and trying to decide if I could do better with just a CPO. Rough going tonight. Missing my nice high, in the clear, wire antenna in PA ;-( Was ready to give up when Walt came along. Thanks for the skilled ops who heard me tonight. 72 ... Don

K4KBL - After N3A/4 effort tonight only 1 hour sprint... great time as always

W1VKE - Hopped on for a few before bed. I was glad to make a few QSO's. Hope to have more time for these in the future now that the busy summer is over. Operated my K3 @ 5 watts from Cape Cod, MA into my EFHW using my trusty Lionel J-38. Hear you all again soon!

KC2MJT - deep fades on 20m, went right to 40 where I got all the work done. Thank you all for playing tonight

W1ZU - Enjoyed the sprint tonight. Many thanks to all!

WD4CFN - Thanks for the Q's and for deciphering my bug fist! It was a fun event.

AB9BZ - Just made it for the last 45 minutes. Thanks for the Q's 72 ab9bz

VE3DQN - Very strong signals tonight. My treasured DX QSO was with N7KM in UT! Solid copy!

KY0Q - Lots of QRN here but signals were strong. Lots of fun. Thanks for the Qs.

AC5XK - Thanks everyone!

NF8M - Op time about 1 hr. Nice sigs on 40 tonight. Happy Anniversary es 72 to all

KM4JEG - 1ST Sprint...I apologize to all for my fat fingers but it was fun

NA4O - Very tough cndx here tonight. Could hear very few sigs thru high noise. Even so, I worked some new nbrs. KX3@5W, Vibroplex Straight key.

K4KRW - Fun night! No luck on 20m. Mostly 40m and a few on 80m. Thanks everyone!

AB8FJ - Stayed on 40M tonight. Elecraft K3/10 at 5W to the End Fed Random Wire. Key used was my 1971 Radio Shack Brass Key (Looks like an Ameco K4) first used as a Novice. Great conditions. Thanks for the QSOs!

K9NUD - 40M started off slow and pretty weak but got better, despite deep QSB. 80M netted a few good ones at the end. Thanks for all the great Q's!

KF7Z - Condx were pretty good early, the east coast had some strong signals into WY tonight. Happy anniversary to NAQCC, Thank You for all the work on the sprints they are always fun. K3s dialed down to 4.9 W to a dipole up 25' 72 Danny

K1MZM - After taking the summer months off it was a pleasure to see so many old friends again tonight. I started out on 40 meters until things cooled off and then made several QSO's on 80. Noise was not a problem tonight and signals were strong for the most part. Thanks to everyone.

KD0V - Thanks everyone. Good conditions for a change.

KC5F - Fun Sprint with a mix of bands and distances. Even picked up 6 N3A call areas! Thanks, all!

WB4IT - Missed most of this Sprint, but still got a few in.

VE2KZW - My first sprint since July. First time using the PAR EndFedZ. Local noise on 40m but things went really well. Rig: KX2 and Begali Spark. Thanks to all and 73, Robert VE2KZW.

VA3NU - Got off to a late start. 40M was hopping again tonight but signals not always reciprocal, N3A/0 had a solid signal here but he wasn't hearing my call...next time hopefully :-) Larry 72

KN1H - Happy Anniversary NAQCC! Missed the first hour due to family event. Delighted to hear a lot of QRPers pounding away! 72, John, KN1H

W1TM - First sprint from my new Kansas QTH. Good way to test out my antenna coverage. Had fun!

WB9HFK - A fun evening of QRP using the trusty J-38. Thanks for the QSO's and sorry to any that I could not pull out of the noise. 72, Mark WB9HFK

NN9K - QRN and QSB made things tough here.........and sorry about my lousy keying tonight. CU next month.

N4JAW - Had to leave early but enjoyed all contacts while I was there.

N3A/9 - I was disappointed to only work 1 station on 20. Spent most of the Sprint on 40, but decided to give 80 a try even though QRN was awful. I was really surprised at how may QRP sigs made it through the static crashes. I used my RGO One rig with a combination of keyer and bug. TNX fer all the QSOs! 72 Don, K9DRP

WX4RM - Sprint conditions were fine, propagation into western states good! Was able to work 7 of the NA3/ stations. Had a good time again.

N8BB - Have been away for too long and wanted to make an honest effort out of this one. Started and mostly stayed on 40 meters throughout and called cq for the whole event. What a blast I had. Stats showed 54 contacts and if I figure right that's one Q every 2 minutes or thereabouts. Thanks to all the hams out there new and old that participated. Made this one a great event and one I will enjoy to say I was in. Elecraft K3 5 watts to a dipole.

K9QEW - All QSOs on 40m except one on 20m. S5-7 noise level on 40m the first hour. Activity picked up the 2nd hour. Made one QSO using my HB rockbound "Funmitter". Leaving for Mesa,AZ mid Nov. will be limited to 20m ops only. In the mean time STAY TUNED! Daryl

N5ZN - Good signals, but lots of qsb.

W4NLT - 20M was dead so most action was on 40m and 80M. Worked a few on two bands. Thanks for the QSOs 72/73 Andy

KY4ID - Great fun and FB ops as always. Highlights were getting 3 of the Special Event stations, K3OIL (11244, welcome!), and finally getting DK1VD in the log. That last one was tough! Lots of repeats. I move that we increase the point value of DX stations. Ha! Thanks for all the QSOs and fun. See you next time. 73, Burton, KY4ID

N3A/4 - Sorry to let everyone down. Thought all was ready. Only one QSO on 20. Heard others (including N0TA), but no other answers. Went to 40 and band sounded great, but no one could hear me. SWR was infinite on 40M antenna. Last QSO on 40 was late last night with D60AE. How could it be dead tonight? It was. 88' cf zepp has not worked in a few months. I can get it to resonate, but SWR goes infinite when I transmit (with QRO power). Went to 80 early, but too early. W8GG hes good ears! Tried zepp at 5W and it worked, sort of. Weak reports, but a few Qs. 72,

NQ2W - My QSOs were pretty much evenly split between 20, 40, and 80. I was hoping for more activity on 20m but that's how ham radio goes. I apologize for my sloppy fist...I did some key adjusting...we'll see how that works. I'm guessing I just need more practice with my Vibroplex Know-Code that I won many moons ago in an NAQCC drawing. Thaks for the Qs and the opportunity to participate. Happy Anniversary NAQCC...job well done! 72, Will, NQ2W

KN4RQD - The bands were interesting tonight - high noise floor, QSB, and sporadic propagation. After about 30 minutes 40m opened up and the QSO's came in short bunches. It was great working familiar stations and just as great getting some new callsigns in the log. See you all next month. 72, Jeff KN4RQD

K4NE - 40m was in decent shape from my QTH in VA. About fell out of my chair when DK1VD called me on 40m.

N7KM - Very enjoyable evening. 20 was open for 30 minutes then 40 came alive. Congratulations to NN2L, your 1 Watt made the trip great shape. Thanks to every one who worked to make this happen! I skipped our local club meeting to do the sprint. Next meeting I'll have a good time telling about my NAQCC evening!

W2JEK - soapbox - got on late. bands seemed good Rig KNWD 570D at 5W to end fed wire. J38 key. Had fun 72 and 73 DON W2JEK

KE5YUM - I managed three good contacts in clear conditions on 20 meters in my allotted time. Thanks to those who worked me. Terry FT 817 with CWMORSE straight key

N3A/8 - I operated in the sprint as N3A/8 and had a blast! This was my first sprint in several months and it was good to be back. Thanks to everyone that I worked and an apology to the ones that I couldn't quite dig out. 73 - N8XMS

NG8S - Had a lot of fun! Good conditions in Ohio...my best score so far.

WI8J - Great night! Thanks for the contacts! 72

KA6J - Nice to hear so many signals on the bands! Unfortunately, most signals were right at my S9 noise floor. Thanks all for another fun sprint!

W3IPA - This was my first sprint as a NAQCC member. New CW op.

W8GG - Hello Fellow Sprinters! Fired up the FTdx1200 on solar last night. Interesting propagation fer sure. I started out on 20m and grabbed a couple quickly, then no answers to my calls, so went to 40m where it was wall to wall peanut whistles ! Lots of sigs were true 599 and some just barely above the noise. I kept checking 80m but it was barren and noisy except for 1 QSO wid N3A/4. Went to 20 agn after an hour and found W7XT in MT calling. then 20 seemed to go dead. 40m was the spot tonight. Good to hear old pal Louis N8LA, and nice to work several new members too. Welcome aboard to all you new guys (es gals). I was outta gas after an hour and a half so pulled the plug a bit early. gud practice tonight fer the filter between the ears, as many times i was hearing 2 and 3 stations VY close in freq. Lots of fun again as always and see you all next month in SS and the sprint. 73, Gregg W8GG

WA2FBN - Forty meters was the band for me tonight. TNX to all who participated in the sprint. 72 Ken

K1QKZ - Conditions were poor on 20M and fair on 40M - but FUN! I used a Mountain Topper(MTR-4B V2)

KD3CA - Band's were up and down here with QRN and QSB , even lost a few contacts because of Voice QSO coming on Freq. Even with that, some very good signal's Many thanks to all for the Call's. Best 73 Don

K4RHG - This was my first Sprint in over a year, so I was pretty rusty. Good to be back on the air!

AA0W - No signals heard on 20M, 80M Fall storms, 40 Only heard close in signals. KX2 Battery Pwr. Thanks for the QSO's

WB1GYZ - Enjoyed the Sprint using a vintage Blue Racer, found waiting for me at the W1NRG annual Nutmeg Hamfest on Sunday.

KA2KGP - Another nice NA. 20m. was weak, but 40 & 80 were good. Good turnout too! Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. w/ old WWII German Junkers straight key. 73 to all.

WD4OHD - Lots of good propagation on 40m. No luck on 20m. Only one QSO on 80m. Best personal results in many months. I hope that means propagation in general is improving, as it usually does in the Fall months. Worked a number of stations never worked before. Lots of fun. Thanks to all.

K3CTN - KX2 with internal battery and a ZN-HKII hand key. First Sprint in a while, a little rusty on the key.

KD5MMM - Noisy tonite, glad to snag a few..

N3A/0 - I had a great time last night, tnx for letting me join in and tnx for all the Qs. Apologies for those I couldn't pull out. I enjoy straight key and was glad to put a few new clicks on it. 72 Bill W0EJ

KK4ITX - The closest I came to a QSO was WB9HFK effort to copy me, he gave up due to QSB and sent "SRI". Earlier in the day I had many RBN hits but ZERO during the sprint. Seems to happen frequently especially on 20m in the evenings. Spent 1:45 calling CQ and S&P. Just the way it goes !

KN2G - I know I was a little messy on a few of my contacts this week. I am recovering from shingles and not on top of my game. Sorry to those who endured my mistakes! BUT.... how could I miss the anniversary sprint??? Good times and thanks to the great ops in our club.

W2SH - Got a bit of a late start but 20m stayed open long enough for three fairly distant QSOs to the west. Thankfully the skip was quite long on 40m and I also snared DK1VD. 80m is awakening but needs more activity.

AK3X - Missed the first 45 minutes but a fun sprint. Stayed on 40 until the last 15 minutes and went to 80. Glad I did. Good signals on 80 and got N3A/3 and N3A/9 there

W5WJN - I enjoyed operating this sprint for the first time. I did not get home in time for the start but did make it before it was over. Am looking forward to the next one.

AD0YM - Started on 20 meters, but no QSOs due to QSB. I spent the rest of the evening on 40 meters. Thanks everyone for the QSOs. It was fun! 72, Mike

N8LA - KX-3; 5W; 200' Dipole @ 35'; NAQCCode Warrior with W8GG finger pieces wired as dual paddle side swiper by AD0BI. Only able to work N0TA on 20. Went to 40 and had much better luck, working MI homies W8GG, Gregg, N8BB, Werner, etc. Tried 80 but heard no stations. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to all I could not pull out. XYL is currently in Greece with her girlfriends. I did not go with them. I saw the movie and the place looked just like California which I have already visited. Best Wishes to All. Lou, N8LA

AA5LH - Operating time was limited so I gave it my best shot. Usually ops plan is starting on 20M. Band conditions were fair with moderate QSB, plus some requests for repeats. I felt very fortunate to get 4 Q's logged before forced by a deep cold to go QRT. Enjoyed the time together & look forward to next month. Take care. 72/73

N3A/5 - Not many ops on 20M. 40M was QRN from local rainstorms. Did not listen on 80M.

KO4WFP - Called CQ for 40 min on 20m. Only had 1 contact who, in an email after the event, told me he heard lots of signals on the band but only a few others and me could be heard well enough above the noise. Glad I participated though and maybe next month propagation will be more cooperative.

KW4WA - Used my old Heathkit HW-9. Tough time separating one contestant from another, plus a couple of QRO stations in the neighborhood.

WT4U - Barely heard a thing on 20m or 80m, but 40m stayed busy while I was able to be on. Managed to nab four N3A stations and work a few of the regulars. Fun as always.

N3A/3 - Icom 705 @ 5 watts. Conditions were good from here in NE PA. This was my first time as the N3A/3 op during the sprint. As usual I spent the start on 20 but only worked N3A/0 in SD, so I turned to 40 which was very active, but couldn't resist the siren song of 20 and was happy to work N7KM in UT. But 40 was the meat and potatoes band and I stuck with that until the last 30 minutes when 80 was working. There was one call that I just could not copy and I apologize to that op for inability to recognize it with a fairly strong signal. Fun as usual and thanks to all my contacts and to the NAQCC.

WA1GWH - Fairly long skip on 40m this month. From here near Syracuse, NY the closest contacts were in Ontario and Ohio. Worked out to WI, MO, MS and TN. Thanks for the contacts!