December 2022 QRP/CW Sprint (#218)
N2CN Comments - Results are final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1MZM 33 33 66 16 1056 x2 2112 160 meter horizontal loop at 55 feet
AC1KV 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 40M EFHW @ 25'
N1BRI 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 g5rv up 50ft
K1YAN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 G5RV Jr. @ 30'
KA2KGP 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 G5RV up 25'
W2SH 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 270' cf dpl @ 45'
KN2G 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 55FT FANNED DIPOLE INVERTED VEE
K2CWM 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Vertical (elevated)
W2JEK 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 end fed wire 110 ft long
KD3CA 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 OCF Windom @55 ft
KC3MIO 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 Doublet 125' @ 45'
K3JZD 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40m Dipole @25', 80m 107' EFRW @ 20'
AK3X 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 102' inv v apex 35' tuner
$W6WU 24 24 48 14 672 x2 1344 EFHW as inverted L, 40M vertical loop@55'
KC5F 38 37 75 18 1350 x2 2700 80m EFHW up about 40'
K4JPN 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 80M CF Zepp
W4NLT 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft
K4KRW 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Inverted V @ 65'
KG4IKQ 9 8 17 6 102 x2 204 30' Dipole
WX4RM 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 6BTV gnd mtd vert
WT4U 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80m EFHW Inv-V @ 35'
K9EYT 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 30 FT WIRE 17 FT UP
WD4OHD 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Ground-Mounted Vertical
WG8Y 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 40/80 dp@40ft Grd mnted hustler 6BTV
KK4ITX 1 0 1 1 1 x2 2 65' EFRW & 18'
NA4O 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 W3EDP endfed@20'
KF9LI 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 Dipole at 40'
N5GW 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 doublet at 25'
KG5HCF 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 dipole at 29 ft.
AC5BX 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G5RV
KE5YUM 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80 meter sloping dipole at 25 feet
KN1H 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 28' VERTICAL WIRE
WU6P 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 EFHW @ 25 ft
K6GPB 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 65' end fed 15' high
KI7LW 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 End Fed Vert 24 ft
WV7W 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 and mad vert
KJ7KDB 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Ultimax 100 24' vertical
W8GG 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 trap dipoles at 35'
NF8M 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 6BTV & dipole/beverage
KD8RGJ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 80M WL-Fed Horizontal Loop at 30ft
WB9HFK 20 20 40 11 440 x2 880 40M - EFHW --- 80M - 150 Ft. Random Wire
K9NUD 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 132' Doublet up 35'
N8HWV 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 EFHW AT 15 FT
KD9EBS 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Attic Dipole at 25'
N0ET 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 dipole@20'
N8LA 6 5 11 6 66 x2 132 dipole @ 35'
N0RZ 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 dipole@30'
AA5LH 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 40-10M Delta Loop @ 25'
NN0SS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 80 meter Inv Vee @30ft
W0LMS 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Homebrew inverted V at 45 feet
VE3IIM 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 fan dipole...160-10 metres at 30 feet
VA3KRJ 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 32m longwire, 20 feet
VA3NU 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 40M EFHW@25'
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB1GYZ 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 Doublet 100 feet
NN3E 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '
K3WWP 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 ~110' attic random wire
KJ4R 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 EFHW
KW4WA 5 5 10 5 50 x1.5 75 BUTTERNUT HF6V
W4LSV 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 22' gnd mtd vert
K3RLL 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 44' Unun Wire beside house
N7QR 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Butternut gnd mtd w/o radials
K9DRP 9 9 18 6 108 x1.5 162 EFHW 80 @ 40 ft
KD0V 11 10 21 10 210 x1.5 315 cf Zepp @ 30 feet
VE3HUR 2 2 4 1 4 x1.5 6 vertical
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KB1M 11 11 22 9 198 198 40M EFHW, 20 & 40m dipoles
KC1DVT 5 5 10 5 50 50 OCF DIPOLE @ 100'
W1ZU 4 4 8 4 32 32 Doublet up 40 ft
K2OID 8 7 15 5 75 75 80M OCF Dipole @35'
N2ESE 5 5 10 5 50 50 40 and 80 mtr dipole at 35ft
WA2FBN 6 6 12 4 48 48 dipole at 25 ft
WA1GWH 3 3 6 3 18 18 40m dipole at 15 ft
N2EIM 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ground mounted Vertical
KM3D 27 27 54 16 864 864 80/40 trapped inverted V -apex at 48'
AC5XK 10 10 20 8 160 160 dipole at 40 feet
KC3RN 4 4 8 4 32 32 40mEFHW inverted "L"
K4KBL 21 20 41 15 615 615 Inverted V @ 50'
N4SD 11 11 22 6 132 132 EFHW 40-10 @ 35'
N4MJ 1 1 2 1 2 2 40M Windom @ 40 feet
N5MHI 1 1 2 1 2 2 100' Longwire at 8 to 20' running N-S
WI8J 9 9 18 8 144 144 130 ft wire at 20 ft
WA8SAN 4 4 8 3 24 24 end fed wire@ 25 ft
WB8ENE 3 3 6 3 18 18 Indoor end fed random wire up 10'
AB9BZ 2 2 4 2 8 8 EFHW @ 30'
WB0ISG 4 4 8 4 32 32 80m EFHW at 40 ft
W1TM 4 4 8 4 32 32 30' Endfedz Dipole
N0QBX 4 4 8 4 32 32 Fan Dipole at 30'
KC2MJT 3 3 6 3 18 18 end fed random wire
N0TA 2 2 4 2 8 8 Doublet at 25 ft
VE6VIC 3 0 3 3 9 9 EndFed 40m up 40ft down to 6ft
VE3DQN 2 2 4 1 4 4 80/40 trap dipole @20ft
DK1VD 1 1 2 1 2 2 gnd mtd vert
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
NQ2W 41 40 81 21 1701 x2 3402 3el yagi @ 32', 40m dipole @ 60', 80m dipole @ 50'
WB4OMM 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 3EL Mosley beam at 45 feet
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
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|W0||N0ET||N8LA||N0RZ AA5LH (TIE)|
|SWA - BUG CATEGORY|
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|SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|W0||WB0ISG W1TM N0QBX (TIE)||-||-|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 93
Total participants: 128
Total QSOs: 701
States + Provinces represented: 39 + AB ON + DX
WB4OMM - Still have no low band antenna and 20M went fast! Best wishes to all for a safe and happy holiday, will try to make the mW Sprint next week. 72/73! Steve WB4OMM
N0TA - Stinko! No one responded to CQ's on 20 & 40m. Finally squeaked out two contacts on 80m. Went to keyer when I got tired of manually sending CQ. Was there a time change I missed? Quit after 30 minutes.
NN3E - Happy Holidays
72 Kevin NN3E
W1ZU - Rough conditions tonight. Called it after about 30 min. Thanks to those able to copy me tonight!
K3WWP - Surprise, I actually made more than my usual 1 contact this evening. I heard only two stations strong enough to work and I did. Tnx K3JZD and W8GG. Maybe I'll shoot for 3 in January. HI HI
AB9BZ - Happy Holidays!
KC2MJT - Thunderstorms finally cleared out so set up on the back deck and enjoyed some rare warm wx and up and down band cndx. Tried working K9NUD on 80m but he couldn't pull me out - 80 with my random wire was a long shot
WB0ISG - 80m was rough, but it's where I made most of my contacts. Fun sprint!
WD4OHD - Absolutely awful band conditions this evening here in southeastern Tennessee. Noise, poor signal reports, signals that went from strong to nothing in a heartbeat, QRM, etc. Never seemed to improve up to the point I pulled the plug around 9:30 EST. Thanks to all, especially those who struggled but managed to hear me.
KD0V - It was nice working some newer members. 72's until next time.
N1BRI - Got out to MN and CO early on 40m and was happy with that. Not much after that. Glad to be back after missing the previous 2 sprints. 72 and see you at the mW!
AC5XK - Thanks everyone!
W1TM - Noise here in Kansas and very hard to hear stations. The Carolinas and GA came in well. My apologies to those station who came back to my call, but I could not pick them out of the noise.
N8HWV - Ruff one. Could hear some folks but they couldn't hear me. 73
K9EYT - QSB AND QRN on 40 down here west of Tampa Fl , Tnx for the qso,s Rig KX3 30 ft 28ga stealth wire between two palm trees .
K3RLL - Tough night. Couldn't get antenna to tune. Gee, it worked just a month ago. Spent entire contest time tracking down bad coax jumper. Not what I expected. Duh! Thanks to Steve for giving me a contact despite my weak signal. 72 ... Don
K4KBL - Going great for the first hour then 40 meters dropped out here in GA. As always, great fun and worked a few new members.
VE3DQN - This was the most difficult time I've ever had to make a Sprint QSO. Noise level on both bands was terrific. Thanks to Rich KC3MIO I wasn't stumped. Then before heading to bed I snagged Harry KM3D; band cndx sounded better.
NN0SS - Very poor conditions.Winter storms loud static crashes
AC1KV - Poor band condition. Happy Holidays.
K9NUD - 40 was open for a few minutes but seemed to close 15 minutes in. I had S5-6 noise on 80 but made my contacts there. Sorry for the ones that I couldn't pull out!
KC5F - I imagine lots of people are dealing with cold and snow, but nice to find folks on 40m and 80m this evening. Fun, as always! 72/73!
N4MJ - Didn't hear many station looking for NAQCC. This event overlapped with the Fox Hunt group. Also, late stare, had company, and the wx was causing noise. Maybe January will be better.
73 and thanks for the Q NQ2W.
MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL
DK1VD - Again it was fun over the year. I am missing two month doing to have no antenna with me . December was a game like on two meter fast and long QSB hard to find a station . Thank you K2OID and K4KBL for your patience . To all happy holidays and a good start in to 2023 . 73 Fred
N0QBX - Challenging night. Seems I was hearing others better than they were hearing me. A big thanks to those on the other side of each QSO for making it work tonight!
K1MZM - Lots of QSB tonight on both 80 and 40. I know that I missed several folks who called but there was a lot of local noise here tonight. Very much looking forward to next week's milliwatt sprint and I hope the conditions are a bit better here in Vermont.
K4KRW - I was limited to the last half hour. Begali Blade key. 80m was the band. I did manage 1 contact on 40m. Thanks everyone! Fun as always.
KC3MIO - ICOM 7300 at 5 watts into 125' doublet up 45'. I was very discouraged with results after the first hour, but I persevered and did better the second hour. 20 was dead from the start and 40 was remarkably thin, but 80 was the band from here in PA. In the end it was fun as usual. I hope that the MW sprint will be good next week. Thanks to all my contacts.
K2CWM - Afraid I didn't do very well on this one with just 5 contacts, not to mention I got an hour late start. Condx not very good here. In any case, wishing everyone a very happy holiday season.
W0LMS - Heard some signals deep in the noise, called CQ NA on 40 and 80 for a good 45 minutes, the last 5 minutes I heard a strong reply then it faded, even with my headphones on I could not pull it out. Great to pound brass on my Kent straight key, I will be on for Straight Key night for New Years, hope to work you. If you heard me, forgive me for all my mistakes, hand got tired after 25 minutes but kept going. 73, Russ de W0LMS
VE3IIM - Condx not great here..nothing on 40/20..Still had a good time. Hope to be back next month..
K9DRP - Jumped into the Sprint after the foxhunt and tried to work some stations on 40 with no luck. Going to 80 I found several signals despite all the snap, crackle and pop. Worked several stations with my cootie before switching to the bug. For me it's easier to make out calls at the faster rate amid the QRN. Hope to have better conditions for the MW Sprint. 72, Don
NA4O - After commitments earlier, I rushed to join in the sprint fun a little late... but heard no one and got no responses! No luck at all tonight. KX3@5W to W3EDP end fed ant@20', Vibroplex straight key.
WX4RM - Tonight was a tough one. Happy Holidays to all.
K6GPB - Seems the holiday spirit has taken priority over this month's Sprint. No contacts but did make the Reverse Beacon. Wishing everyone Happy Holidays.
N0ET - Kind of got a late start. Lots of QRN on 80 meters. Didn't hear much on 40 or 20. I haven't tried this in quite some time but will do more in the future. TNX Bill N0ET
WU6P - As always, a fun event.
NQ2W - First off...I apologize for my fist. I really struggled at times and I appreciate your patience with my many corrections. I think I have to slow down but I keep sending too fast. Secondly, I hope my log holds up - 40m was really tough and signals would come and go pretty quickly. I received all of the info sent but I'm not sure the sending stations all received my QSL because of the QSB. Log checking will sort it out! It was a very enjoyable sprint and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to participate. Thank you for the QSOs and have a great Holiday Season! 72, Will, NQ2W
NF8M - Op time 1 hr. TNX QSOs es cu next Tues.
KJ7KDB - I heard N0TA on 40m but I wasn't able to make a contact. Still fun to try. 73 de KJ7KDB Tim
K2OID - Very interesting night... Terrible conditions on 40. On the other hand, worked DK1VD (best QRP DX for me EVER!) and W7DLZ (not in contest but had a nice long chat). Had my lowest sprint score ever but the most fun. TNX especially to Fred, DK2VD for his good ears and especially for his patience.
KC3RN - Really slow night on 40. Most of the action seemed to be on 80m. Too bad I don't have an 80m antenna...
N0RZ - The band were quieter and signals stronger after 02:30z
I had 3 broken qsos in the first hour. I did not hear anyone on 80 or 20. Until next time 73
KK4ITX - My one contact was a FOX who also is a NAQCC member but since we didn't exchange NBRs I considered him a non member ?
Not much traffic, did get the Canary Islands on RBN 20m !
W2JEK - got on late. haad fun
72/73 DON W2JEK
KE5YUM - Very rough conditions all around but I managed one contact. Thanks President Steve. All the best. Terry FT 817D @ 5 watts.
N2EIM - Noise and QSB on 40M. No signals on 20M. Spent an hour trying.
KF9LI - Noisy bands. Had fun. Thanks to all for the QSOs.
WI8J - Lots of QSB! Thanks for the contacts! 72
KM3D - SprintLogger is awesome! I had a ball; and hope to see more of you in the MW Sprint... 72, Harry KM3D
WB8ENE - This was my first NAQCC sprint at the new QTH. Haven't had a chance to put up an outdoor antenna yet. The bands seemed more noisy and more dead than I'm used to, so I blamed it on the indoor end fed wire antenna, but I guess others had similar problems, based on what I've read. Hopefully, next month will be better. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
W4LSV - Struggled to make 3 contacts on 40 meters. Unusually high noise level. Thought it was my Christmas Lights, so turned them off, risking being called "Scrooge" but it made no change in the noise. So turned them back on.
WG8Y - Hi all, Had company here so couldn't spend much time in the Sprint. To get on for a couple Q's I thought I'd give a little demonstration on how well low power CW worked for my company. Went to 40M and called a few times. Hmmm, no takers. Listened around and band didn't seem to be in my favor. 80m was not much better so went to 20m which had no signal here at the start. Spun the dial and heard Steve, WB4OMM with a S7 signal.Wow! Called him and made the contact. Tnxs Steve, my low power demo was not a wash. Went back to my company. See everyone in the QRPp next week. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
K3JZD - Not great propagation on 40m or 80m. Have a Merry Christmas. 73, Jody - K3JZD
W8GG - Hello Fellow Sprinters! Tuff band condx last night. 20 was dead at start. 40 was very noisy here in mid-Michigan. Only 3 Q's there. 80 was the spot last night, even though many of the signals were just barely above the noise level. Most of my QSOs were to the East, NY, PA,MD,CT,ON,VA. Most within 400 miles. ONLY 1 QSO to the west in Wisconsin. Nothing heard from the deep south either. West coast, impossible. Nice to work new members W6WU 11309, and K2PI 11353. Welcome gents, hope to see you agn. I'll see you all in the milli-watt sprint next week. 73 Gregg W8GG
KD3CA - Lot's of QRN and some QSB . Managed 2 contacts on 20 and rest on 80 mtrs . Many thanks to all for the call's 73 Don
K4JPN - Heavy QRN on 80m and 40M at the start, tried 20M, but could not raise anyone. By 0200Z 80m and 40 M open up a lot of fun. 72, Steve K4JPN
VA3NU - Conditions here were rough. High QRN, weak signals and deep QSB made for challenging contacts. Only on for about 30 minutes but hope to operate more next month.
WT4U - Lots of noise, probably from the big storm front. Steve WB4OMM with his beam was the only station I heard on 20m. Made contacts on all bands, but not very many. Sure hope cdx are better next week!
AA5LH - Had only an hour to operate. Went straight to 40M where the signals heard/worked were either 459 or 339 both with deep QSB. However, enjoyed the adventure. Take Care everyone.
KA2KGP - Wow, 40 was dead. Only 1 QSO on 40m. All others were on 80m. which was good here in WNY. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. w/ straight key. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanaka & 73 to all.
KN1H - Operating portable from Big Bend National Park in Texas this month. Literally yards from the Mexico Border. Conditions were extremely noisy. Thanks to Nathan, KF9LI for the one QSO! Did not hear any other stations under the S9 +10db noise level. Used KX-2 and Electrovoice K-605 straight key. 73, John, KN1H/5
KJ4R - Worked only 40m. Band was long. Had RBN spots in W6 and EA8, but it was a struggle to copy many stations. If you called me and I missed you I am sorry, just flat out could not hear some. Signals were S5 to nil in 2 seconds. I had to ask for repeats on about everyone I worked. Maybe the worst sprint condx I've seen?? After calling CQ for 10 mins with no response I called it quits. Glad to work Terry, KD8RGJ for the first time. Welcome to the club Terry! Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays, and HNY to all and hope for better conditions next month and in the mw sprint next week.
N5GW - Condx poor here - 20M dead; 40M sigs weak & QSB; QRN from approaching thunderstorms; participants bailing out due to poor propagation; me afraid to call "CQ" because responses hard to copy - gave up after five QSOs!
AK3X - Managed a few contacts but was mainly in the 40 meter QRP Foxhunt where I got nothing!
WA2FBN - Rough QSB on 40m. Always fun to work the sprint. 72 Ken
KN2G - Too much fun in one location! I generally search and pounce. Missed one VE3 but man! can't beat the challenge! I turned my 80 and 40 inverted vees about 50 degrees with no noticeable change in received area.... Still want to get west of the Mississippi more often.
W2SH - 20m was closed. 40m had QSB and lots of QRN,
and there was a stretch lasting about 10 minutes
when it was drowned out completely by some manmade
electrical QRM. 80m was easily the most trouble-
free band and it made for reliable QSOs. My final
score was very modest for a two-hour sprint.
KD8RGJ - First NAQCC Sprint for me. Challenging but fun!!!
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200' Dipole @ 35', NAQCCode Warrior with W8GG finger pieces wired as dual paddle side swiper by AD0BI. Nothing heard on 20. 3 on 40 and 3 0n 80. Last 80 contact K8UDH running 90W from xtal controlled 2NT. Had nice 23-minute QSO with him as nothing much else going on. Then packed it in as steady rain kept falling. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to all I could not pull out of the QRM
VE6VIC - Saw no activity within the 40m frequencies recommended.
WA1GWH - Conditions here near Syracuse, NY on 40m were similar to many op's reports. Weak sigs, fade-outs and not many stations heard. Three whole contacts! Spent about 40 minutes to get those. 72 to all! Garry