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November 2022 QRP/CW Sprint (#217)

N2CN Comments - Results are final.

Final Results
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
K1MZM    35   35  70   18 1260  x2  2520  160 meter horizontal loop at 55 feet              
KN1H     28   28  56   14  784  x2  1568  400' END FED WIRE                                 
AC1KV    16   16  32    9  288  x2   576  40M EFHW @ 25'                                    

W2 Division
KA2KGP   24   24  48   16  768  x2  1536  G5RV up 25'                                       
W2SH     22   22  44   16  704  x2  1408  270' cf dpl @ 45'                                 
W2JEK    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  end fed wire 110 ft long, up 20ft.                
K2CWM     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Vertical (elevated)                               
N2WBJ     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  EFHW @ 50'                                        

W3 Division
W6WU     18   18  36   15  540  x2  1080  40M and 20M vert loops @50 ft, fed at bottom of V 
KC3MIO   24   24  48   11  528  x2  1056  Doublet 125' @ 45'                                
K2DEP    12   12  24   12  288  x2   576  G5RV @ 27 ft                                      
KD3CA    12   11  23    9  207  x2   414  OCF  Windom @55 ft                                
AK3X      7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  102 ft inv vee with tuner 300 ohm feed            

W4 Division
KC5F     47   47  94   20 1880  x2  3760  80m EFHW up about 40'                             
WA4CHQ   11   11  22   10  220  x2   440  delta loop @ 35'                                  
WT4U     10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  80m EFHW Inv-V @ 35'                              
WG8Y      8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  40/80 dp@ 40ft                                    
WX4RM     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  4BTV gnd mtd vert                                 
KA8VZB    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  60ft End Fed Wire @ 20ft                          
WD4OHD    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Ground-mounted Vertical                           
K4JPN     2    1   3    2    6  x2    12  80 M CF Zepp                                      
NA4O      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  W3EDP Jr end fed@20' horiz                        

W5 Division
N5GW     14   14  28   12  336  x2   672  doublet at 25'                                    
KG5HCF    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Ground mount vertical                             
KE5YUM    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  80 meter dipole at 25 feet                        

W6 Division
K6GPB     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  dipole @ 20'                                      

W7 Division
N7KM     16   16  32   13  416  x2   832  ZS6BKW INVERTED VEE APEX 45 FEET                  

W8 Division
W8GG     32   32  64   17 1088  x2  2176  trap dipoles at 35'                               
NF8M      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  6BTV, OCF dipole                                  
N8BB      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Dipole @40ft                                      

W9 Division
WB9HFK   32   32  64   16 1024  x2  2048  EFHW - 40M --- 150 Ft. Random Wire - 80M          
N8HWV    18   18  36   13  468  x2   936  EFHW AT 15 FT                                     

W0 Division
N0TA     18   18  36   16  576  x2  1152  Doublet at 25 ft                                  
N8LA     12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  dipole @ 35'                                      
NN0SS     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  80 meter Inv Vee @30ft                            
AA0W      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  OCF Dipole @ 30 Feet                              
AA5LH     1    0   1    1    1  x2     2  25' Delta Loop                                    

Canada Division
VA3NU     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  88' Dipole @ 25'                                  
VA3KRJ    5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  32m longwire, 20 feet                             

DX Division

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

W1 Division
WB1GYZ    5    5  10    3   30 x1.5   45  Doublet                                           

W2 Division
W4LYH     4    4   8    4   32 x1.5   48  40 meter flattop at 30 feet, no balun             
WA2FBN    2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  dipole at 25 ft                                   

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
K3RLL     9    9  18    9  162 x1.5  243  Black, after-dark only 4-BTV                      
KJ4R      7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  134' EFHW                                         

W5 Division
WI5H      4    4   8    4   32 x1.5   48  95ft Wire Loop 20M, OCFVee @ 30 ft 40M            

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials                

W8 Division
K8NGW    14   14  28   11  308 x1.5  462  43' gnd mtd vert w/ base loading coil & 32 radials
N8XMS    10   10  20    8  160 x1.5  240  HyGain AV640 Vertical                             

W9 Division
K9DRP    17   17  34   12  408 x1.5  612  EFHW 80 @ 40 ft                                   

W0 Division

Canada Division
VE3HUR    3    3   6    2   12 x1.5   18  vertical                                          

DX Division

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

W1 Division
W1ZU     26   26  52   15  780       780  Doublet up about 40 feet                          
KB1M     11   10  21    7  147       147  40M EFHW, 20 & 40m dipoles                    
KC1DVT    8    8  16    7  112       112  OCF DIPOLE @ 100'                                 

W2 Division
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  40mtrdipole@35ft                                  

W3 Division
AC5XK    15   15  30   11  330       330  dipole at 40 feet                                 
KW2A     14   14  28   10  280       280  EFHW @ 50'                                        
KC3RN     8    8  16    6   96        96  35' ground mounted vertical                       
WB4OMM    4    4   8    4   32        32  40M Hamstick vehicle roof - mag mount             

W4 Division
K4BAI    41   36  77   23 1771      1771  40M dipole at 30'; 80M inverted vee dipole apex 40
N4MJ     21   21  42   17  714       714  40M Inverted Vee @ 40 feet                        
K4KBL    21   21  42   12  504       504  Inverted V @ 50'                                  

W5 Division

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
WI8J     14   14  28   12  336       336  130 ft EFHW at 20 ft                              

W9 Division
K9EYT     6    6  12    6   72        72  g5rv  20ft                                        
AB9BZ     2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW @ 30'                                        

W0 Division
N0QBX     4    4   8    4   32        32  Dipole @ 25ft                                     
KC2MJT    2    2   4    2    8         8  End Fed Random Wire @25'                          

Canada Division
VE3DQN    2    2   4    2    8         8  80/40 trap dipole @20ft                           

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

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

Straight Key



Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
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Logs submitted:                 70
Total participants:             97
Total QSOs:                     774
States + Provinces represented: 35 + ON + DX


KJ4R - Need to rise and shine at 4 AM, so cutting it short tonight. Operated for about 10 minutes. Thanks to those that called me. Happy Thanksgiving to all and hope to have more time next month.

K3WWP - Looked to be a shutout. Heard absolutely nil until 0200 when a couple almost inaudible sigs showed up from N4MJ on 40, then KC3MIO on 80, but too weak to work. Finally at 0204 good old reliable Greg W8GG showed up on 80 strong enough to work fairly easily. So the shutout was averted, and I add one more sprint to the total number I've participated in. Thanks Greg

AB9BZ - Thanks for the sprint, Happy Thanksgiving. ab9bz

WB4OMM - Working out of state this week, managed to work a few on the Mag Mount 40M Hamstick while portable in Emmitsburg, MD. Yaesu FT-991A running 5W, GenLog. AME Paddle.

KC2MJT - Predicting my rain gutter was going to be a no go tonight I strung a wire and with my IC703 sat on the back deck wrapped in winter gear to brave the 27 F chill. Heard a faint signal respond to me on 20M, but unfortunately couldn't pull them out of the noise. Shifted to 40M and tried for 19 minutes to secure the first contact. By my second contact my fingers were pretty numb so I pulled the plug. Happy Thanksgiving to all and I'll listen for you next month.

K4KBL - Much QSB tonight only on for an hour but still fun. Worked some friends and made some new ones !

KG5HCF - Thanks to k4bai.

WD4OHD - Gave up early. Too much QRM and QRN. Weak propagation on all bands. A number of failed QSOs. Hope to see better conditions as we move into the winter months.

K3RLL - Started on 20m but someone must have shut it down. Lots of action on 40m however this evening with signals on top of signals. Big signal into Florida tonight was N4MJ. (I need Glenn's antenna!) 72/73 ... Don

WT4U - Tried hard to hear K8NGW on 20m at the start, but the band wasn't cooperating. We caught back up on 40m later. Good time. Hope to be able to stay on longer next month and for better CDX for the mW Sprint.

VA3NU - Bands were very noisy tonight and signals not very strong. Conditions not as good as they were last weekend. 72

NA4O - Rather brutal band conditions here tonight. Gave up after 1.5 hr with one contact, thanks to Mark, WB9HFK! KX3@5W, W3EDP Jr end fed antenna, Vibroplex Straight Key.

WG8Y - Hi all, Was on and off during the Sprint. First a phone call then a doggy break. only spent app.35/40 minutes in front of the radio. Caught W8GG on 40 & 80m. Thanks Gregg. Still fun to work a few fellow QRP Ops. Everyone have a Great Thanksgiving. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

AC1KV - Fun event even though time was limited. Thanks for the QSO.

W1ZU - I had fair luck on 40 and 80 tonight. 20 was completely dead. Good practice for me as I keep working on my CW. Thanks to everyone that worked me tonight!

WA4CHQ - I had a great time tonight. I only spent an hour participating. 40 was pretty active but there was some QSB and QRM. Gave 20m a try but didn't hear anything. Rig was a Yaesu ft-817nd and the key was my DIY cootie.

KC5F - I worried when 20m had nothing, but 40 and 80 made up for it. How strange to hear no IN or OH, but get called by DK1VD early on 40! 2nd contest this week with Covid, but I'll just try to sleep in longer tomorrow to make up for it! Thanks, all.

VA3KRJ - This is my first NACQQ Sprint. It was great fun.

KC3RN - Rough condx tonight. S8 noise level on 40 all night. My first sprint at the new QTH with a new antenna. Not too happy - only 8 contacts in 2 hours. Not sure if it was the antenna, or just conditions.

K1MZM - 40 meters was very noisy in Vermont tonight. After 45 minutes switched to 80 meters where it was a lot quieter. I am sorry that there were a couple of stations I just could not pull out of the noise tonight--I hope we can try again next time with better conditions.

N4MJ - Started out a fun evening then at/about 0230 40m died. Same with 80m & 20m. Thought I had a station configuration problem but upon checking I learned it was just the Prop Princess throwing a hissy!!! Last station heard (40m) was K4BAI working ??? Thanks for hanging in there tonight. Last month (October) I never heard a NA station on the bands; that's why I didn't submit a log for Oct. Costs me for non-participation and for the drawing. 73 de n4mj

W6WU - First NAQCC Sprint. All S&P until the last few minutes to learn how these go. Thanks for a fun event!

K9DRP - Got a late start but found lots of sigs on the bands. First event with my new TR-45; nice that it includes 80 meters. Sorry to WA4xxT, I just couldn't pull out your suffix. Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! 72, Don, K9DRP

KN1H - Thanks to all for a fun sprint! 80M has really come to life with the lengthening nights and the time change. Welcome to W6WU with a big signal from MD. Happy Thanksgiving to all, 72, John, KN1H

KW2A - Thanks for all the QRP contacts. 80 was the place to be tonight

AK3X - Fun sprint but got called away for over an hour. Good signals but better on 80 meters.

K2DEP - Been a while since I played in this monthly event. It always seems I think about it after it has ended. Used my trusty KX3/PX3 for this event. Haven't used the PX3 for a long time. Loads of fun. 40M was a lot of QRN and QSB. 80M was better near the end.

AA5LH - All band conditions were horrible. 20M was dead on startup. Quickly switched to 40M where I worked only one non-NAQCC'er. I even tried 80M, which doesn't seem to work with my Delta. Oh well, always next month. Happy Thanksgiving to All. Take Care.

K8NGW - 20M had low noise but also low propagation. Moved to 40M where there were a bunch of weak signals with lots of noise. Lots of listening and passed out quite a few 339 signal reports. Worked our newest member Richard/N2WBJ - he got a 449 :-) 80M was the money band tonight but not a lot of members were there!

K6GPB - Interested to read reports from others. Bands seem quiet and could not make reverse beacon on calling cq.

K4BAI - Wednesday NAQCC Sprints running from 0130 to 0330 creates a conflict with the higher power CWT Sprint starting at 0300Z for one hour. For 10 to 15 minutes prior to 0300Z, they start to tune up and often don't hear QRP stations even if they listen hard. So, we need to be prepared to go to 80M at or a few minutes before 0300Z. Listened on 20M and heard only a pretty weak W1AW and got no answers to QRP CWs on that band. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

N7QR - 68th sprint KX3 5 Watts 1958 Vibroplex Butternut HF6V vertical without radials. 80 was dead, heard stations but no sprinters on 20, 40 was gud. Gud fun for an hour and a half! Russ, Portland OR

W2JEK - worked one QSO on 40 and then to 80 for the rest. Was on at the beginning and heard nothing on 20 or 40 - put the computer on to see if I had the correct date.The darkness brings 80 better 72 DON

N7KM - Nice opening on 40 meters. The other bands were dead. I only had an hour but it was fun. Used my KX3 with a J-37 hand key. There was a KC2 who called me amid QRM and thought we had completed the exchange. I did not get your complete call or number. Sorry! You had a good signal but too much competition, next month.

WX4RM - Well, only was able to hear a few stations on 40 Meters tonight, a lot less than I was hoping for. Hope my old MFJ xcvr is not giving it up. Thanks to all who were out there tonight.

K2CWM - Missed last month as I was radio-less in TN. Not a good showing this time but will do better next time. Thanks all fer the contacts.

NN3E - Thanks everyone .. 40 was long tonight Happy Thanksgiving 72 NN3E Kevin

N2WBJ - First CW QRP Sprint!! Thanks everyone for your patience :) Had a Blast!

N8XMS - I operated for about a half hour using my KX3 with a vintage Vibroplex bug. Bands were noisy here and participation seemed to be a little bit low, but it was still a lot of fun.

KE5YUM - Bands were silent in this area. I was thankful for the one contact. Thanks to WD4OHD for the QSO in my 137 th sprint. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Terry Ke5yum

W8GG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Fired up the FTdx1200 at 5w last night. 20 silent at the start, but 40 was busy, but all short skip. Strange Propagation. Nothing heard out to the west,yet I had a beeline into the New England states es worked several VT, NH, es CT stations. A bit after 9pm i went to 80m where i heard K3WWP trying to work a stn. I parked 1kc above them and called CQ hopeing to grab John when he finished wid the other stn. Sure enough a few mins later K3WWP answered my CQ. i Had a nice run on 80 where i got 19 more QSOs es 2 fers with KN1H es WG8Y Nice to hear and work several old friends tonight, W2SH, K2CWM es NF8M, Frank who i usually don't even hear , but he was 599. 80 got noisy later so i pulled the plug a bit early. Still had a super fun time playing radio wid the gang, see u all next month. &3, Gregg W8GG

KC3MIO - Icom 7300 @ 5W into 125' doublet up 45'. Still recovering from Wuhan flu - surprised to finally get it after over 2 1/2 years. Slow start with nothing on 20; my first 8 contacts on 40 were with TN, GA and IL. Heard N7KM very clearly and the QSO seemed to be proceeding normally but wasn't sure if it will count. I was tired and was on the verge of calling it at night, but perseverance paid off as 80 was working well. I was pleased to work two new members in their first sprint, VA3KRJ and W6MU. Sorry I could not work that last contact as time ran out. Each sprint is a bit different and there is always some unique aspect. Happy Thanksgiving to all and hope to see you next month for the regular and MW sprints.

KD3CA - Was in and out at times as band's very QRN . I gave up and quit early. Many thank's for the calls. 73's to all Don

WI8J - Thanks for the contacts! 72

KA2KGP - A good turnout & good bands this sprint. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into a G5RV up 25 ft. w/ straight key. 73 to all.

WA2FBN - Only had time to make a couple of contacts om 80m. Tnx to all who copied me. 72 Ken WA2FBN

W4LYH - As a new member, this was my first Sprint. We had company so had only a little time to join in (4 contacts) ... will do better next time. Rig: TenTec "Rebel".

K4JPN - Heavy QRN, tried 20M and nothing heard, later tried 40M and only worked two, due to QRN.

WB1GYZ - Pulled the plug early after realizing I was sending my SKCC number. (Tip to myself... don't tinker with high voltage circuits or do sprints when tired.)

KA8VZB - QSB on 40m was a challenge

N8LA - KX-3; 5W; 200' Dipole @ 35'; NAQCCode Warrior wired as dual paddle cootie (twotie?) key by AD0BI. Nothing on 20, six on 40 and a half dozen on 80. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to all I was unable to work. Last month finished sadly. After my XYL retired from Clayton high school, she taught from 2004 to 2009 at CVPA high school, the scene of the shooting on Oct. 24. Her classroom was next to that of the teacher who was killed. She even did a charity bicycle ride with her. The students there are dealing with the loss of their classmate, Alexandria, and their teacher, Jean, as best as they can by using their visual and performing arts talents. I hope you don't mind me sharing this for I believe that the sorrows of this tragedy shared are divided while the joys of participating in these sprints shared are multiplied. I hope and pray that all of you have much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving and always. Lou, N8LA

W2SH - No signals heard and no replies to my CQs on 20m. 40m skip was for the most part of medium distance, 800 miles or less, but I did manage two longer distance QSOs as far away as 2,000 miles. There was plenty of QRN, but thankfully very little QSB. Conditions on 80m were good in that signal strengths easily overrode any QRN. Activity was adequate, and better than on 40m where it was greatly diminished after the first hour.

N8BB - Lots of qsb and just not great from here this time.

AA0W - Poor Conditions weak signals on 40 M 20M no signals Did not try 80 M winter storms in the area.

N5GW - I was pooped after a long day, so only operated the first hour, using S&P. 20M sounded dead at this QTH. 40M was quiet without QRN, but signals were generally weak. Listening on 80M I only heard one station, but seems like many ops only head for 80M towards the end of the sprint. Anyway as usual it was fun!