May 17, 2007 Straight Key/Bug Sprint
Final Official Results:
SWA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Awd 80-40-20 Antenna *K3WWP 40 36 76 19 1444 x2 2888 1 attic rnd wire-attic dipole N9NE 35 31 66 18 1188 x2 2376 43' gnd mtd vert w/36 rads *K1EV 32 28 60 17 1020 x2 2040 40M Inv L at 50ft and lower W9CC 19 17 36 17 612 x2 1224 # fan inv vee's @35' KB3AAG 33 29 62 19 1178 1178 80m loop @??' KA2KGP 21 20 41 12 492 x2 984 5b vertical KC2EGL 18 14 32 13 416 x2 832 folded dipole @ 30FT *KU2US 18 16 34 12 408 x2 816 G5RV @ ??' N8XX 28 23 51 16 816 816 66' dpl @30' N4LK 17 15 32 12 384 x2 768 125' ef zepp @??' N4FI 17 15 32 11 352 x2 704 110' rw @20'-attic G5RV Jr. N3IJR 24 22 46 15 690 690 137' windom @ 20' *W9ILF 22 19 41 15 615 615 gound mounted 4BTV vertical WD4LST 15 12 27 11 297 x2 594 folded dpl @ 35' *KW4JS 15 13 28 8 224 x2 448 88' dblt @50' W1PID 13 13 26 7 182 x2 364 windom ocf dipole @??' N9AMW 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 gnd mtd vert AI9J 9 8 17 5 85 x2 170 47' alum foil attic dipole K4OSO 8 6 14 7 98 x1.5 147 20M DIPOLE @ 45' *W1OH 10 10 20 7 140 140 40M attic doublet WA9TPZ 11 8 19 7 133 133 dipole @ ??' VA3RJ 8 8 16 4 64 x2 128 hamstik-4th flr apt balcony VE3HUR 10 9 19 6 114 114 vert@??'-dipole@??' NG0K 6 5 11 5 55 x2 110 Hmbw vert grnd mt 26' tall W0IIT 8 7 15 7 105 105 ??@??' KD2MX 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 ~600ft. random loop @30' K4NVJ 6 6 12 5 60 60 88' dpl @ 35' W2JEK 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 40 dpl@25'-20m roof gp@20' K3OQ 6 6 12 4 48 48 Random antenna in attic N8MHD 6 5 11 4 44 44 indoor 20-40 fan dipole *WA6L 5 5 10 4 40 40 Vertical N1LT 5 5 10 3 30 30 WINDOM @??' N2YHQ 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 G5RV @ ??' K6BBQ 0 0 0 0 0 0 Buddipole @15' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Awd 80-40-20 Antenna *N4BP 51 38 89 22 1958 1958 1 Cushcraft A4S-40/80 Trp dpl VA3RKM 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Vert w/parasitic dir-dipole K5GQ 9 8 17 9 153 153 TH7DX @30' # - Top score from a previous non-winner * - Special Award (Most 20M QSO's) entrants: K3WWP-4, WA6L-5, N4BP-30, W1OH-1, W9ILF-3, KW4JS-5, K1EV-5, KU2US-8, Special Award (Most 20M QSO's) winner: N4BP - 30 The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: WB8LZG - 14 W1FMR - 12 KA3WMJ - 11 K0ZK - 10 W3CQB - 9 KO1U - 8 K0EVZ - 7 KR0I - 6 W7GVE - 5 WA3RML - 5 We hope these folks will continue to participate AND submit their logs in the future.SOAPBOX:
K3WWP - Wow! 40 QSO's! I wonder what those folks racked up who have much better antennas than I do. I bet someone (N9NE, N4BP, etc.) broke the 50 QSO mark. I did miss a couple folks and I apologize. I know you were in there, but I couldn't pull you through my noise. I hope we did work later in the contest. I'm delighted with the turnout this month as I have been the last 4 or 5 months now. I think our sprints are really catching on now. I'm still excited, and I don't excite all that easily unless I'm catching a big carp or working a new overall entity. Oh I did catch a couple carp today, so this was a really good day for me. I ramble on when I'm excited, so I just better close this now.
NG0K - This was my first NAQCC sprint. I used the Elecraft K1, Speed-X key, and my homebrew vertical. Band condx was tough but I had a lot of fun. 73, de Doug
N8XX - Took a few minutes to operate in this sprint, but had to QRT early because main project was getting ready to leave tomorrow for the small ham gathering in Dayton this weekend. I hope to find a J38 or equivalent so I can get bonus points. My 50+ year old J38 was lost a few years ago at some Field Day. Conditions were great - 20 was open, 40 wasn't very noisy, and signals were fair to great! Do we have sunspots or something?
KC2EGL - Started out on 20M with no luck at all. Moved down to 40M found plenty of signals. Moved to 80M for a bit and then back to 40M. For the most part the bands were pretty good. Had a few intentional QRM'ers which is unfortunate. Used my US Navy Flame Proof 26003A for the first time in a contest. Very nice key. I can see why they are very sought after. Thanks to all who put up with the sometimes sloppy fist. Hope to see you all next month. 73 Mike
K3OQ - Had put a new antenna in the attic over the weekend in an attempt to get on 80 meters. The antenna loaded and evidently radiated (at least to the northwest from my QTH). So far I am happy with it and will play some more with it. Thanks for the QSOs. Had a good time for the short time I was on.
K4OSO - MY FIRST NAQCC SPRINT WAS FUN. LOOKING FORWARD TO DOING IT AGAIN.
N4BP - Had hoped for more than 45 minutes on 20M, but not to be. Condx seemed very poor on 40M and QRN levels out of sight from storms.
W9CC - 40 meters seemed in good shape for lots of fun.
N1LT - HAD FUN IN THE SPRINT BUT ONLY WORKED IT FOR A SHORT TIME.
KD2MX - Just had a few minutes at the end. Almost forgot to plug in the straight key for the bonus points.
VA3RKM - Very good conditions except for 80m.
W1OH - Started on 20M around 0045Z, but only N4BP found here - a few other calls MAY have been down there in the mud, but.... Spent the next hour doing S&P on 40M. 40 seemed in very good shape from here on Cape Cod. Not much skip zone, so actually worked NH and CT with good sigs. And PA! All 3 PA stations were STRONG here! K3WWP a good solid 559 when we worked, and up to 579 or better at times. Fun time, and quiet electrical noise conditions here at home made it even better! Thanks once again, NAQCC! 73, geoff
N9AMW - First time, looking forward to next time
W9ILF - I had such a great time working this sprint! I got a late start so I only got to work an hour, but conditions were great on 40M which was a lot of fun. Thanks so much for all those who answered my call. It was fantastic to hear all the involvement.
KA2KGP - Lots of sprinters & good band conditions = Another great sprint! Even snagged a couple on 20m. Can't wait until next time! 73, Tom
KW4JS - I had great fun working the sprint. However, I had to cut the sprint short by 45 minutes due to activities in preparation for work. The rig used was an Elecraft K2 at 5 watts and a simple 88' doublet at 50 feet. Thanks to everyone I worked.
N8MHD - Fun, but frustrating -- I could hear many more than could hear me. Thanks to all.
WD4LST - had to QRT 50 minutes into it, but had a great time while I was on. See you next month.... 72, Pete
VA3RJ - What a Hoot !!! Finally broke my record of 2 QSOs in a Sprint. Used my common brass straight key throughout the contest. During one QSO, I was pounding brass so hard that the straight key "sprung" apart! HI. I had to rush and snap it all back together before the other chap turned it back to me. Today's $20 brass keys are for the birds! Springs and ball bearings everywhere!! Hi Hi. The old Armaco $5 brass straight keys of the 1970's were the best. Lots of fun in this one and can't wait for the next Sprint, exploding keys, etc.! 73 de Dave
K1EV - Amazing what a contest will do for a dead band - heard quite a bit of activitiy on 20 at the start but coulnd't raise many and the band died out pretty early here. Checked 40 and 80 only to find my 40m loop was out of commission and swr on 80 dipole was about 5:1, so had to stay on 40. Next morning when it got light I found the loop was on the ground and one end of 40/80 dipole had let go, leaving me with an inverted L for 40. That's probably why I didn't hear or work anyone on 80... Lessons learned: return from business trips earlier to repair antennas after high winds, get stronger wire or weaker trees, maybe put one in the attic too! Rig was a K2 at 5w and some broken wires at 50 feet and lower. 73, Bill
KB3AAG - A lot of fun again! A contact every 3.6 minutes. All I could handle, logging, drinking coffee, and puffing my cigar and with only one hand that works! I may have to give up the cigar or the coffee to improve my scores! ONE THING SHURE I WILL NOT BE GIVING UP QRP OR CW!!!
KU2US - Great fun on all bands. I work nights, but I took this one off just for this sprint! (Now that's dedication to the NAQCC - Thank You - K3WWP) Contacted many new calls. Participation was great! Worked CA on a G5RV @ 5 watts on 20 meters? QRP Works!
N9NE - 40M was in very good shape here. Left that band for a half-hour to see what my new vertical could do on 80M but signals were weak and only worked two stations. My guess is that few folks operated on 80. Thanks for the fun!
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday May 17, 0030-0230 UTC
(Remember that's Wednesday evening here in the USA)
Last month it was 40M, this month it's for the one making the most 20M QSO's in the sprint.
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on May 23, 2007. So submit as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.