Jun 2010 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#68)
Final Official Results
SWA Category - Eastern Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 51 49 100 24 2400 x2 4800 cf zepp,dpl,invV@50-55' N8BB 50 48 98 22 2156 x2 4312 mystery ant@55' K3WWP 45 45 90 22 1980 x2 3960 attic rnd wire, attic 20m dpl W2SH 42 42 84 21 1764 x2 3528 invL@85'+85', 80 dpl@35' K4CNW 49 47 96 18 1728 x2 3456 300' hor loop@35' N1LU 41 40 81 20 1620 x2 3240 cobra ultralite@40' WA1LWS 40 40 80 20 1600 x2 3200 ocf dpl@22' KA2KGP 35 35 70 17 1190 x2 2380 5b dpl@??', 5b gnd mtd vert KD2MX 30 30 60 18 1080 x2 2160 600' loop@25' K9IRO 30 29 59 15 885 x2 1770 220' loop@25' K4ORD 41 38 79 22 1738 1738 40dp@40',160dp@35',610'lw@40' W2LJ 25 25 50 17 850 x2 1700 g5rv@25' CF3NAVY 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 gnd mtd vert K4UK 22 20 42 15 630 x2 1260 160m invV@??' W9HLY 24 24 48 13 624 x2 1248 sloper@0-60' KB3AAG 34 34 68 17 1156 1156 80 loop@35' NF8M 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 80 ocf dpl@35' K2UFT 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 80 dblt@40' W4KRN 19 18 37 13 481 x2 962 invV@55' K1IEE 17 17 34 14 476 x2 952 g5rv@30' WB8LZG 22 20 42 15 630 x1.5 945 dpl@30' W2JEK 21 21 42 10 420 x2 840 20gnd plane,40dpl,110'ef@20' K4PQC 27 25 52 16 832 832 160M hor loop@30' K2NPN 20 19 39 14 546 x1.5 819 zepp@40' W9CC 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 20/40 sloper@35' KB1PBA 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 67' dpl@28' K4QS 25 25 50 14 700 700 gnd mtd vert w/76 radials N4FI 17 17 34 9 306 x2 612 115' rnd wire, attic g5rv jr. KG1W 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 80 wndm@25' W8LJ 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 gap vert@35' K8IJ 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 bent gap challenger vert N8XMS 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 r7 vert K4MF 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 dpls@40' WA2NTK 13 12 25 9 225 x2 450 1/4wv half sloper@30' W0EJ 18 18 36 12 432 432 g5rv@45' AF3Z 15 15 30 9 270 x1.5 405 dpl@15' KA9FQG 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 g5rv@35' N8ZYA 10 9 19 10 190 x2 380 indoor isotron N2JNZ 12 12 24 10 240 x1.5 360 zero five 40 vert K8QI 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 40' 80m horiz loop@??' VE3FUJ 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 g5rv@35',33' vert@12' KQ1P 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80m ef@??' W8DW 14 14 28 11 308 308 6btv vert,80 windom@??' AB8FJ 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 ef rnd wire@15' VE3GNU 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 mb dpl@35' K4DXV 13 12 25 10 250 250 gap titan DX vert K1JAW 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 dpl@45' N1IMW 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 ef dpl@25' WA2JSG 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 vert@12' W1SRB 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 mb dpl@40' WA2OQJ 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 80 dpl@25' W4QO 11 11 22 8 176 176 20 ef zepp@40' K3OXG 7 7 14 6 84 x1.5 126 invV@50' WB8ENE 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 135' dblt@15' K4KRW 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 wndm@30' WX4RM 6 5 11 5 55 x2 110 6btv gnd mtd vert KB9IVA 6 5 11 5 55 x2 110 130' cobra 160 VA2SG 7 7 14 6 84 84 argo v, window VA3NU 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 dpl@30' WY3H 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 ocf windom@25' W8TAF 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 dpl@??' K1DPE 8 7 15 5 75 75 dpl@??' W4HDM 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 dpl@25' N4OLN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 dpl@25' K3RLL 6 6 12 5 60 60 indoor loaded dpl KA2CAQ 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 g5rv@30' N2COD 5 5 10 2 20 x2 40 hustler mobile whip KC2MJT 4 4 8 4 32 32 g5rv@25' AJ4UC 4 4 8 3 24 24 rnd wire@40' N9KR 2 2 4 2 8 8 attic g5rv KC9HSY 2 2 4 2 8 8 dpl@23' W2VV 2 2 4 2 8 8 dpl@50' KA8VZB 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 ef 1/2 wave wire SWA Category - Central Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5YDM 41 37 78 19 1482 x2 2964 40 dpl@22' K9EW 24 22 46 17 782 x2 1564 dpl@40' K5JX 28 25 53 18 954 x1.5 1431 6btv K9FO 34 33 67 21 1407 1407 135' invL K0HJC 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 cf zepp@35' K9PL 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 dpl@25' N5KIP 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 hygain vert AE5KM 19 18 37 13 481 481 g5rv@25' KD0V 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 g5rv@45' N4QLB 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 g5rv@60' KE5YUM 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 invV@30' N8LA 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 dpl@35' N8TA 14 14 28 11 308 308 20/40 dpls@42" WD0K 10 10 20 8 160 x1.5 240 dlta loop@36' W9NX 10 10 20 9 180 180 gnd mtd vert AI4VA 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 attic lw KE9DR 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 rnd dlta loop@45' K5DKH 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 5btv vert WB5UAA 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 fld dpl@20' K5OAI 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 40 dpl@24' K4NVJ 4 4 8 4 32 32 88' dpl@35' KD5RSS 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 g5rv@25' KA5VZG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 carolina wndm@27' WA5BUC 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 40 efhwa@30' KK5NA 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 edz@55' WB5NMZ 2 2 4 2 8 8 40 vert N5ATM 2 2 4 2 8 8 ocf dpl@45' VE5BCS 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 20 dpl@25' WB5HQO 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 40 invV@20' %WB5BKL 16 16 32 10 320 320 40 E-D Zepp@40', 20m loop@50' SWA Category - Mountain Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K6XT 32 32 64 15 960 x2 1920 cf 180' wire@45' WY7N 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 80 dpl@43' K9JWV 17 16 33 12 396 x1.5 594 gap eagle vert KE7YTE 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 20 buddipole, 40 vert dpl@18' W5ODS 10 10 20 9 180 x1.5 270 g5rv@50' AE7CG 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 20 dpl@12' K0MC 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 dpl@35' SWA Category - Pacific Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W7GVE 30 30 60 20 1200 x2 2400 ocf dpl@??' KK7S 20 20 40 16 640 x2 1280 88' bent edz@50' K6CSL 1 1 2 1 2 2 dlta loop,ind ef dpl, ind loop GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N4BP 88 84 172 33 5676 5676 a4s@65',40/80 trp dpl@62' AA4W 32 31 63 18 1134 x2 2268 2el yagi@43',40 vert NI5L 27 27 54 19 1026 x2 2052 6el lp@55' NI8N 40 38 78 24 1872 1872 2el yagi@40' KC5NT 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 3el@30',invL@30' NU7T 9 9 18 7 126 126 90' invL@25' KU4A 5 5 10 4 40 40 ta33jr@45' @KL8DX 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 4el yagi@43' @ - QRO (500W) check log % - Non member not eligible for awards or prizes AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA Eastern: K4BAI 1st SWA Central: W5YDM 1st SWA Mountain: K6XT 1st SWA Pacific: W7GVE 1st Gain: N4BP First time entrant high scorer: CF3NAVY (op-VE3RCN) Knob/handle drawing: W4KRN The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: WS4S - 24 W7OM - 18 AA3EJ - 14 WB6HGJ - 13 K2JT - 10 N1WPU - 8 W0MRZ - 8 WA5RML - 8 NM5S - 7 VE1BA - 7 W1GUE - 7 W7IEX - 7 K7ZYV - 6 KA7SPS - 6 N8RN - 6 AC6YY - 5 N6GA - 5 WA0ITP - 5 We hope these folks will continue to participate AND submit their logs in the future. Remember your listing in the results shows the ham radio world you are a Morse Code supporter. STATS: Logs submitted: 121 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 179 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,903 States represented: 40 + NS,ON,QC,SK and Ukraine GOLDEN LOGS - 36 of 121 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AF3Z AI4VA K0HJC K4KRW K4NVJ K5DKH K6CSL K8IJ KA8VZB KA9FQG KB1PBA KC5NT KD5RSS KK5NA KK7S N2COD N4FI N4OLN N5ATM N8BB N8XMS VA2SG VE3FUJ W1SRB W2VV W4KRN W4QO W5ODS W9CC WA2JSG WA2OQJ WA5BUC WB5HQO WB5NMZ WB5UAA WB8ENEIf you're not listed as a GOLDEN LOG or your posted score is different from what you computed and wish to know why, we'll tell you if you ask before 2400Z the second Sunday after the sprint. There will no longer be any automatic notification of score changes or "not in log" QSO's due to the greatly increased participation in our sprints. Email with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".
K3WWP - I had a poor game plan for the sprint tonight. I spent too much time fooling around on 20 meters. That's not my best band for whatever reason. I did get a handful of QSO's there and a mult or two I might not have gotten on 40 meters, but I probably would have done better just sticking mostly to 40 meters calling CQ. I had some nice runs on 40, but there were also times I went several minutes with nothing. I got the impression that 40 went long a couple times, then came back to short skip again. I guess I should be happy with my 45 QSO's, but it left a feeling in my mouth that I should have done better than that. Activity seemed fantastic, and I heard (and worked) quite a few first-timers in the sprint. That will add to my Friendship Club honor roll totals. I bet we go over 100 logs again this month. Or at least I certainly hope we do. Well, better close now and get this posted and think about getting to bed.
KC2MJT - Heard and worked some new stations this evening. Noisy tonight!
K3RLL - K2 and indoor antenna usually works better than they did tonight, but 40 did seem to be picking up just as I had to leave. Nice to hear some new calls tonight. CU next time ... 73, Don
K2NPN - I enjoyed the sprint...Lots of local QRN towards the end of the contest made it kind of tough so I QRT's early. 73 Phil
KK5NA - Only a couple in-state contacts tonight. 40 M was noisy here. Rig K3.
AB8FJ - Rig used was my Ten-Tec Argonaut II @ 5W. Key used was my Bencher RJ-2. Thanks for another fun sprint.
KD5RSS - My first NAQCC sprint, poor showing, but glad to participate. Thanks for all you folks do.
N1LU - 20 stayed good for about an hour. S7 noise on 40 and S9 on 80. Stayed the whole 2 hours (unusual for me). Glad to work CF3NAVY. Fun as always
KL8DX - CHECKLOG due running QRO. The bands have been horrible and I had high hopes of running QRP but that was unsuccessful. Lots of static crashes and QSB on the band (20 meters). So, I operated high power with high hopes of entering QRP in the next. 73, - Phil
KD2MX - 20 meters was the star of the evening. The band was strange but very pleasant. No QRN. Worked a lot of "locals", especially Virgina. Easy pickins into the Midwest and Southeast too. Lots of activity. As good as 20M was, 40M was the opposite. Very noisy with weak signals. I gave it a shot but it wasn't much fun. Gave 80M and even 15M a try with no results. I was starting to drag around 0200 and was going to call it a night but decided to give 20M another try. I was amply rewarded. At 0213 I was called by KL8DX. Now that is a call that got my attention. He was a solid 559 and I figured he must be vacationing somewhere in Virgina or something. Then he gives me a 329 from AK. Well that made my night. Very FB indeed. He was a true 599 at the end of his exchange. After that I worked a number of stations here in the east (IN, PA, etc). Strange but true. I did hear a W6 but wasn't able to work him. That was fun!
W0EJ - Thanks to all for a great time tonight. I hung out on 20m most of the night but was lucky to catch CF3NAVY (thanks Kevin) when I went to 40m at the end of the night. Looking forward to next month. 72 de Bill 2271
KE9DR - Stayed on 20 all night did not even listen to 40 or 80. 20 had lots of QRM and some QSB but good conditions most of the night. NI5L had a booming signal most of time. Again enjoyed it and tnx to all. 73 Bert
WB5HQO - Was in last months Sprint but scored goose egg. Missed the T-Storms. My contact was the only CQ NA that I heard. Lots of RTTY. Hope to double my contacts in July! 73s Forrest
K6XT - As everyone who worked me can tell, I used my trusty JT47 key. Thanks for your patience. AC6YY sent "5W" for a number but genlog thinks he's a member (GenLog is correct, he will be counted as a member QSO after cross-checking - K3WWP). WFWL. Pretty noisy on 40M. I called CQ on 80M at about 0215-0220 but no action at all that I could hear. Tried to entice the AK op to call me (heard someone sign off with "thanks for AK") but he slipped away. Bands up - some really good signals on. Great fun as usual! 73 Art
NI5L - Pretty good conditions, so I stayed on 20 for the whole sprint. Had a good time. Looking forward to next month. 73
NF8M - 40 stayed open so didn't make it down to 80. Ah, summer!
AJ4UC - First contest!
AA4W - 20 meters was 'hopping' this evening! I even garnered a 339 from Phil, KL8DX, member #3972, in Healy, Alaska! And from here in Florida, I will take it! Darn near a 1000 MPW certificate! (745) I worked many new members and quite a few old ones I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting yet. As usual in the summertime, 40 was pretty noisy but there were a few strong signals.
K6CSL - Yuck! The QRN was bad on both 20 and 40 this evening. I was hearing lots of signals, just very few that were readable. Other stations must have been having the same problem because K6XT in CO seemed to be the only station that could copy me. Hope conditions imporve soon. Bert
K3OXG - I worked the last hour and had fun using my new speed x bug that I purchased last weekend at the Breeze Shooters Hamfest in Butler, PA. Nice to meet John (likewise - K3WWP) and thanks all for the qso's.
AI4VA - FT 450 running 5 watts to an attic long wire. FB Sprint! Tnx to all! 73 David.
VA3NU - I always have fun with these events. Conditions weren't too bad, got off to a late start, wish it was an hour longer.
K8IJ - Great fun. Thanks to all. Vy 73, Chas
WY7N - Hello everyone. It's great to be back; it's been a few months. I think this was a record high score for me (running QRP). All QSOs were made on 20M. I only went down to 40M once. It was very noisy and only one station heard. The sun is still up. I guess us guys out west will have to rely on 20M in the summer months.
W2VV - I was testing out the station at my club, N2YCR in Brooklyn, NY. We just put up our first antenna - a simple dipole up on the roof, fed with ladder line running to an LDG-Z11 pro autotuner. Rig was an FT-817 at 5W. I only had a few minutes, but 40m was packed with stations calling CQ NA, so I had no trouble making a few quick QSOs before I had to pack up and go home for dinner. Thanks and 72/73, Dave
VE3FUJ - As usual it was fun, 40 was a bit fickle and petered pretty well out by 0200 uct, or though I did have one QSO at 0218, couldn't raise any one else. I heard WA2OQJ earlier, 349 could not get him, sorry Jim. I heard N8LA early in the Sprint, He went "south" no exchange there, Sorry. Brion
KB3AAG - Fine nite for a party! I did about average for me. Eighty was a bit of a disapointment tho. Lots of real weak signals that I just could not dig out, I could hear something but it remained just that, something! Twenty was hopping at the start, just not long. I got the thrill of working W5ODS back home in the Indian Territory (thats Oklahoma to you other folks), also got CF3NAVY, (boy would that call have thrown me without Johns headsup) and got Lou K3OXG (14 MILE DX)! After an eyeball with John and Tom Sunday I didnt find either tonight! Frank
W4KRN - Signals loud on 20m, but more activity on 40m. 80m a lot of QRN again. Used my Begali Spark Key. K4CNW was the strongest signal heard here in VA, great flea power Jack ! Thanks to all for the contacts. Hope to participate in the next sprint.
K0MC - Hope to do better next time.
W4QO - I fooled people by being in NC for this one. (Wonder how many logs will show you in GA. HI - K3WWP) Thanks to all who dug me out! Operated at 4200' level of Sugar Mountain.
K5OAI - 59+ QRN made it a real fight for N8LA sri if it wasn't for other TX stations ......
K5DKH - This was my first Sprint. Had fun and heard many members. Had a copy on CF3NAVY here in Arkansas, but too much QRM to work. Hope to participate more often, now that I have a dayshift job after 13 years.
W4HDM - My first NAQCC anything as well as my first QRP contest! I started out trying to install the GenLog on my Vista laptop thinking this would only take a couple minutes and then I could start calling CQ ....NOT. I finally gave up on the log and started hunt and pounce on 40 meters ... no luck so I moved to 20 meters. I quickly learned that maybe I should have purchased the the 300 filter rather than the 500 for my ft817nd ...the band was hopping! I did hunt and pounce on 20 meters from 0130 - 0230 and managed 4 QSOs. Had one "almost" and a bunch of tries with no results. Over all I had fun and heard lots of booming stations. I look forward to working this Sprint again.
N1IMW - Always fun to be on the air with our great club! I was late (but thanks for the reminder emails John) but got 8 contacts in the last 30 mins. I still have this low end fed dipole i need to improve on so sorry to those of you who had to dig me out of the noise! See you next month everyone (or field day)!
WA2OQJ - Ok I will admit I got a late start because I was working a nice 6 meter opening and forgot all about the time! Didnt have my Sprint hat on for sure once I did get started but still wanted to participate...Didnt work to many but those that I did work were all new contacts and numbers except 2 and I appreciate Hans WA1LWS working through the digital QRM minefield we ended up in! Highlight of the Sprint for me was finding and working John K3WWP! Tnx for the QSO John and now forgive me for not producing another Golden Log...where did the examples of what you are looking for go? (About the middle of the General Rules page - K3WWP) I always used the examples! hi...
WA2NTK - Great Sprint. Band condx here pretty good. I was having a good time until my power supply decided to quit a hour and fifteen minutes into the sprint. Perhaps better luck next time. Good health to all. Ralph
KK7S - My first NAQCC sprint. What a hoot! I'll be back for more. It was great hear all you guys suddenly appear at 00:30. I had a big problem with local QRN that suddenly showed up about 30 minutes into the sprint. Made it VERY hard to hear. My apologies if you tried to call me and I didn't come back. And WOW, my fist got really tired after 2 hours of pounding!
W9NX - Just had a few minuted to operate tonight, but still enjoyed the evening. Band conditions were not to bad here in rural southern IL.
W5ODS - Lots of QRN but my ears survived I enjoyed the event, as usual.
KC5NT - Signals were either "loud" or in the mud, but I had a good time. I enjoyed using my "new" WW II Czech Army coffin straight key!
N4QLB - My first NAQCC Sprint. Lots of fun.
K0HJC - QRN on 80 and 40.
AF3Z - 20m was a bit crowded. Made some contacts there and then set up on 80m calling CQ. 80m was more peaceful :-) I used my "new" Original bug to get some on-air practice with it. I'm enjoying how it handles with the 'extendadot' installed to slow and vary the speed easily. This was my first NAQCC sprint in quite a while; it's good to be back. I enjoyed it very much! Thanks to all!
WD0K - Greetings All! 20 was nice as long as it lasted; then murphy struck with a power outage. Went out to garage to fetch deep cycle battery, hooked it up and back on air. Hooked up my inverter so my xyl can watch her program.....IM a hero! Ok back on air. Move to 40 at 0159. Qrn heavy; finished at 9:30. All in all was a interesting nite. Fun to be back in sprint. 72's....Rich
W7GVE - 20 WAS GOOD ALL THE WAY--- DID MUCH BETTER THIS TIME
AE7CG - Propagation was bad for the first hour; heard many stations, but my signal could not be heard. Propagation got better during the last half hour, and the consistently strongest signal heard was that of Will, K9FO from Illinois. I am located in Prescott Valley, Arizona (about 85 miles north of Phoenix) and run an MFJ Cub at 2 watts on 20 Meters to a dipole that is 12 feet high. - Loren, AE7CG, #0523
N8LA - First NAQCC Sprint on the air. Was SWL in Sprint last month. Loved making contact with other members! Big thrill for me to work K3WWP!
WX4RM - Enjoyed my first QRP contest! Looking forward to next month.
N4OLN - This was like a training session for FB. Had a much better time than last months sprint. Started out on 80M and it was dry. Nobody there. QSY'd to 20M and much better. 40M was too busy. Had a good time and look forward to next month's sprint. Genlog was a big help too.
VA2SG - Just giving out the mult. Thanks for the Qs.
N2COD - Some nice signals in the mobile tonite, especially on 20m. I worked a couple and tried for KB1KRS on 80m, but he didn't copy my weak mobile signal. Only on for the first 1/2 hr, but had fun. 73
N4BP - I like the earlier start time of this sprint (compared to the other monthly ARS Spartan Sprint and Flying Pigs Run for the Bacon). Gives me a good chance at 20M which was very productive last night. Summer static on 40M makes that band near unusable. Listened a couple of times on 80M but heard only noise. Rig Elecraft K3, keying by WinKey (I refuse to torture my fellow QRPers by trying to send on a straight key).
KD0V - I should have stayed on 20M. Did not hear any stations on 40M, QRN. Most station on 20M were very week, S1 or less, and the bad was not very stable.
K4CNW - First time I've been able to operate this event in a while. 20 was in great shape but 40 was not as good as I expected. Had lots of fun with my old QRP+. Thanks to everyone for a great turnout.
K9JWV - The usual crummy conditions. Missed working John, K4BAI (heard his beam was stuck south). Great to see new calls in the log.
WB8LZG - Ran K1 at 5w to 20m dipole up 30 ft. Super condx on 20 hr tonight. Wall to wall signals for abt 10kcs. 40 is usually my best band , but 20 stayed open right up till end of the contest, so i just stayed on 20m. I should have gone to 40 with 1/2 hr left, es i would hv probly gotten a few more Q's. But the "lure" of 20m kept me there. Heard es worked several new ones es of course it's always a pleasure to work the regular friends that show up in the log every month. Tns to KK7S fer hangin in there fer the Qso. I also had several moments of "lack of sync" where the fingers meet the mechanics, es wish to thank those of you who got an ear full of dits. I used my new Vibroplex Bug agn es had a blast fer sure, but still need a bit of tuning es alot of practice! I'll have pix es a writeup in the next newsletter. See u all in the next sprint. 73, Gregg
KE5YUM - I really enjoyed this month's sprint. The band conditions were good for my part of the country, and I was able to work members all over this great land. Thanks to all that I worked, especially AA4W for patience with my copying!!!
KQ1P - Plenty of activity on 40M and some on 20M. Conditions changed constantly just to make some contacts hard and some easy. Worked several new calls, great to have you join in and I hope to work you again. 73. John
WB8ENE - First sprint using my new K3. 73, Art
W8DW - A little noisey but overall OK. Got to work on my SK fist so someone can at least understand me, been a long time and real rusty. hi hi
K8QI - First Timer for the Sprint - Hope to become a regular of this event
KA2KGP - Nice band conditions here in WNY, especially 20m. Good turnout for this sprint, bands were loaded with NA calls. Snagged CF3NAVY.
VE3GNU - 40 was very active but the static was bad here in Eastern Ontario; however getting 7 multipliers (including GA and IN) for me was a bonus---thanks to my Argonaut V and to all that participated. Pleasurable 'work' for sure!
KA5VZG - 1st NAQCC Sprint. Band (40) was noisy and busy, but I jumped in and got a couple :-). Now that I see how it goes, I hope to do better next time.
KG1W - Nice to participate in the world's best-for-beginner cw sprint again. Don't particularly want to graduate. Wait until I win this one ! hihi. Decent conditions here in CT, but had some domestic distractions. PA was a straight shot tonight, with #1 & #2 both in the log ! Till next time.
N8ZYA - I was surprised at how well 20 meters was open for most of the contest. My original intentions were to pass out only few WV contacts but the bands were so good that I found myself working the entire event. Probably my best score so far.....9 out of 10 contacts were club members in different states. My last contact was a fellow in Ohio (K8WI) who was not a club member so I took a few minutes to tell him about NAQCC. I had LOTS of fun with this sprint and look forward to the next.
W9HLY - If there is anything ugly about my log then pitch it. Use my own logging program and it shows it. TU (We prefer logs in the format shown in the General Rules, but I'll take the time and effort to convert other formats - K3WWP)
VE5BCS - The band had qsb from 55 to nothing tnx to my contacts.
NI8N - My apologizes to those stations that I couldn't copy. QRM often stop the copy. Great fun.
W8TAF - My first contact was the KING of QRP (It's going to take a long time to get this red blush off my face after all the soapbox comments - K3WWP). I had lots of fun in the short time I was on the air, many thanks
WA5BUC - Late start, but fun sprint. TNX to W5YDM es K5JX. Heard others; maybe next time. 72
K9EW - This was my first NAQCC Sprint in a long time, and I had a great time. 20m stayed open for the entire sprint, here in northern IL. Rig is a K2 running 5w to a dipole at 40ft. "Hi" to the many old QRP friends, and to the new ones I met during the sprint. 73/73, ed
N8TA - My first NA contest. Lots of fun. Station up after 5 yr layoff. Gud to return to QRP and CW.
KE7YTE - Good conditions on 20m along with antenna experimentation have allowed the K2 and Op to make a few more enjoyable Qs. Thanks for a fun two hours.
K9IRO - The 40 M band had good propagation in the Midwest with only a moderate level of atmospheric noise. 569s were the most common and even some 599 reports were given. At time past 0200Z, the 40 M band began going long and signals became weaker. 80 M was way too noisy at my QTH to be useable; summer conditions have arrived. Unfortunately, some deliberate QRM occurred with a station or two just sending a continuous, high intensity, carrier on frequency. A number of stations copied through this, which made this interference just another challenge and not a QSO killer. The stations that copied through this are manned by exceptional CW radio-operators. Malicous interference with a QRP sprint contest is ironic when you think about it.
K1DPE - First time in the sprint. A lot of fun except the nut who kept tuning on top of people.
K4UK - Conditions seem to be a bit better for this months Sprint. Used my srtaight key made by Hector, NP4FW - made from a door hinge.
KU4A - Started out on 40. Condx seemed good but didn't hear anybody. Fortunately went to 20 and found everybody. Don't know if I have operated 20 in this contest before. Worked 5 members, and their member numbers were in numeric order. There ought to be a prize for that - HI!
W8LJ - My first NAQCC sprint. Lots of fun and plan on trying to work more stations next time. Rig used was a K2 at 5 watts into GAP Vertical
WB5BKL - Had fun.
K5JX - I am in the very Southern tip of Texas. It was great to hear great signals from coast to coast and many points in between. Congratulations to all you fine operators. 72/73 until next time.
K4ORD - I was going to try my old J-38 straight key, but since I had been using a weedeater for several hours, figured I better stay with the keyer. Started on 20M and the band was in great shape long and short skip, made 34 qso's on 20M, 7 on 40M and 1 on 80M. 40 and 80 were rather noisy. Thanks to all for the qso's
K4BAI - 20 and 40M were quite good tonight. Thanks for all the QSOs.
W2SH - Tuned up on 20m and heard lots of signals. Nobody answered my calls or CQs for several minutes. Finally, it seemed that my five Watts must have irradiated the Heaviside layers and my first 14 QSOs netted 14 multipliers. QRM was fierce because stations were not spread out and skip was mainly short. Imagine my surprise at being called by K3WWP, just 262 miles distant! 40m produced a better QSO run rate, but it became very noisy for the last half hour. 80m was in miserable shape, but I needed to work my home state, and with 12 minutes left, Larry, W2LJ, brought home my bacon.
W5YDM - Elecraft K1 at 5 watts into a 40 meter dipole..used on both 40m and 20m. N6GA and AC6YY used an usual exchange: they sent "5W" instead of their membership number. Maybe that was a test. 20m was good with little noise and many signals. 40m had more signals but the noise was high.
N8BB - It was pretty noisy here with bad wx coming in and most signals were just above the noise, very tough on 80 percent of the Q's. All but 1 contact was on 40 meters,had to scramble at the end to get the 50th Q on 80 meters, Found many new calls that I never worked before but many friends that I could not hear, was a bit confusing with the qsb giving rst, one second a 339 then 579 a second later then back to the depths. As John and many others noted, it was pretty busy at times and I think we are doing ourselves proud. QRP is a force and a very enjoyable means of having fun. See all of you next sprint and lets get over that 100 mark on a regulay basis. Thanks again
N8XMS - I only operated for about an hour. I spent most of my time on 20 meters and found the conditions there fairly good and the participation was great. I switched over to 40 meters a couple of times and made 2 or 3 contacts there but it wasn't as good as 20. It sure is great to see the big participation numbers that we have been hitting the past few months! 73 to everybody.
K4KRW - OHR 100A and Yaesu FT-897 dialed down to 5 watts (measured output about 4 watts). E. F. Johnson straight key. Carolina Windom 80 at 30 feet. I had a great time. Thanks & 73 to all, Richard
W2JEK - was glad to see some activity on 20m. bands did seem a bit noisy. seemed to be a lot of activity on 20 and 40 but not much on 80. used my yaesu ft-840 at 5w to simple antennas. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135
CF3NAVY - My first NAQCC sprint contest. Lots of fun. CF3NAVY was not expected by a few stations. HUH? CF3NA4Y??? I am glad we kept this quiet from the QRO guys. I have only worked one QRP station other than your sprint. The pile-ups can be messy. Thanks to all of you. Special event Navy QSL cards are available. Please see QRZ.COM and I will see you all next sprint using VE3RCN (Royal Canadian Navy). Kevin
KB9IVA - SPRINT was a lot of fun, some qrm but conditions OK for A change 72/73's Bob R
K1IEE - Started out on 40 made 3 contacts, had lots of QRN so went to 20 and stayed there. Rig was HW-9 at 4 watts. Thanks to all, had a great time. See you next month if not before. ....Dick
N9KR - Tried 20 for 1st time using new HB transceiver (w/ few bugs to work out yet). Good conditions. Much fun as usual.
K9FO - I got started about 30 minutes late getting the antenna tuned up. 20 was so good I just stayed there. Rig: Yaesu FT 1000 MP at 5 watts. The Antenna is a 160 meter inverted L going up 50 feet and out 85 feet, with a Tokyo Hi-Power tuner. See you all next time, 73, Will
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, June 9, 0030-0230Z
The winner, to be decided by drawing among all who submit a valid log, gets a choice of paddle handles, straight key knobs, and/or K2 knob inserts donated by Gregg WB8LZG. See the Prizes page in the Main section of the web site for details and pictures.
Here's how the drawing is made. In all sprints for our records we number the participants consecutively from highest to lowest score. We'll then use the random number generator feature of Excel to pick a number from those numbers.
That way, the winner could be the one with the highest score, the lowest score, or anything in between. So be sure to submit a log no matter your score if you are interested in winning these beautiful hand-crafted items. We've given Gregg's masterpieces away before and every winner has commented on their beauty and usefulness.
A member can only win once, then becomes ineligible after that.
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.
Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.