Dec 13, 2006 80/40/20M Straight Key/Bug Sprint
Final Official Results:
SWA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Awd 80-40-20 Antenna W9ILF 12 7 19 11 209 x2 418 1 G5RV inv vee @65' K1EV 12 9 21 8 168 x2 336 2 40 vloop @50',80 dpl @50' NS9I 13 9 22 8 176 x1.5 264 # 40 dpl @50',80M gnd mtd vert K4BAI 12 10 22 12 264 264 88' cf zepp @40' K3WWP 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 ~110' attic random wire KA2KGP 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 ab vert N9JXY 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 R7 vert KB3LFC 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 N1VWD 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 126' windom @30' K3PBY 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 40M inv v @35' NU7T 3 2 5 2 10 x2 20 ?? @??' N1LU 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 140' Doublet @??' VE3HUR 1 1 2 1 2 2 80M ef 27m @3m AA7DX 1 1 2 1 2 2 40 horiz loop @28' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Awd 80-40-20 Antenna No entrants # - Top score from a previous non-winner * - Special Award (Fewest stations to make 'Christmas') entrants: None Special Award (Fewest stations to make 'Christmas') winner: NoneSOAPBOX:
K3WWP - What more is there to say than I was wrong. I said to Tom that conditions couldn't possibly be worse than last month. Well, they were. First reports show a major Xray event happened just about midway through the sprint and wiped out the bands.
NS9I - First time out, heard a few more then heard me. Lots of Qrn up here in WI. Fun anyway, I love contesting and Dx'g! Good practice and exersize with the 60yr. old bug es qrp! 1st time with Genlog, worked great!
N1VWD - This was my second NAQCC sprint and I had a great time. I had to split my time between NAQCC sprint and SKSprint and did not even get in on the QrpFoxhunt on 80m.
KA2KGP - Whew! What a lousy nite for band conditions here in WNY. Somebody forgot to switch on propagation. I hope conditions are better for the next sprint. I'm hoping to get something up to radiate into for the 160 m. sprint in January. 73
W9IVF - I again had a great time in the sprint this month. My equipment held up well this time, the band however fell apart half way through. Getting on the air and working so many different states made for a lot of fun! I can't wait to see how next month goes.
K1EV - Finally able to stay in town for the NAQCC Sprint, but might as well have been on the road. Heard nobody at all on 20, so switched between 40 and 80. Conditions were pretty bad here in NE. Experienced very rapid QSB on both bands and didn't make any contacts in the second half. Heard several stations, but couldn't make contact. Hope everybody has a great holiday season and that 2007 brings better progation. All the best from CT. 73, Bill
AA7DX - This was my first NAQCC Sprint that I actually WORKED someone in - I've been a member for over a year and a half (member # 508) but have seldom been home from work early enough to even listen, and when I did signals were mostly at ESP levels ;-) Tonite I got to listen to 80 for awhile but couldn't hear anyone - my 40 mtr horiz loop doesn't like 80 much. So I changed to 40 and Steve NU7T in Reno was blasting into the Vegas area at 599+. Not exactly DX, even at 5 watts, but great fun nonetheless. I'll try to be listening again next time. Advice to new guys - Never Give Up !! Dick
KB3LFC - Only had time to work a few QSO's, but still enjoyed the sprint. Looking forward to better conditions in January.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, Dec 13, 0130-0330 UTC
(Remember that's Tuesday evening here in the USA)
Bands Used This Month:
80 meters, 40 meters, and 20 meters
For the one making the word "Christmas" from the FEWEST stations. In case of ties then the one with the highest score is the winner. Example: If you work KC3HR, KI4ST, and WM4AS among your 20-30 QSO's, you've done it with 3 stations and most likely would be the winner. A letter can be used only once thus you must work two stations with an 's' in their calls or some one like w9ss to get the two letters 's' in Christmas.
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on Dec 19, 2006. So submit as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.