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Sep 2010 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#71)

SIX MONTHS in a row now for 100 or more logs. We hit 119 (including 1 late log) this month. Thanks to all who participated in helping us keep our 100+ logs streak alive. That may be something no other 2 hour CW or QRP sprint has done. - K3WWP

Final Official Results

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WV1N    24   24   48   14  672  x2  1344  135' dblt@50'
K1IEE   10   10   20    9  180  x2   360  g5rv@30'
KG1W    11   11   22    8  176  x2   352  windom@30'
N1FJ     9    9   18    9  162  x2   324  g5rv@40'
KQ1P     8    8   16    7  112  x2   224  inv v@40'
W1MSW    8    8   16    5   80  x2   160  mb dpl@40'
K1YAN    7    7   14    6   84        84  g5rv@30'
K4JQV    3    3    6    3   18 x1.5   27  dpl@30'
N1DN     4    4    8    3   24        24  20 dpl@??'
WB1HGA   2    2    4    1    4         4  windom@27'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA2YV   38   38   76   25 1900  x2  3800  40 dpl@35',20 dpl@30',80efz@30'
W2SH    29   27   56   18 1008  x2  2016  180'dpl@40';invL 85'+85'
W2JEK   24   23   47   14  658  x2  1316  20 gp,40 dpl,80 ef all@20'
KA2KGP  22   20   42   13  546  x2  1092  5b dpl,5b gnd mtd vert
KD2MX   18   17   35   12  420  x2   840  600' loop@20'
N2COD    9    8   17    7  119  x2   238  hustler mobile
K2GLS    7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  dpls@20-30'
WA2OQJ   6    6   12    6   72  x2   144  80 dpl@25'
WA2JSG   7    6   13    5   65  x2   130  elev vert@12'
N2YHQ    7    6   13    5   65 x1.5   98  inv v@30'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP   42   40   82   17 1394  x2  2788  ~110' attic rndm wire
WA1LWS  32   32   64   17 1088  x2  2176  ocf dpl@22'
KB3AAG  29   28   57   16  912       912  80 loop@35'
KC2EGL  11   11   22    8  176  x2   352  fld dpl@25'
WA2DTW  12   11   23    7  161       161  160m inv v@35'

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4ORD   45   45   90   23 2070  x2  4140  40 dpl@40',160 dpl@35'
N4ESS   26   26   52   17  884  x2  1768  160m dpl@50'
K4OD    26   25   51   17  867  x2  1734  dpl@43'
N4NM    26   26   52   14  728  x2  1456  80invL,rot dpl@55'
N4OLN   24   23   47   12  564  x2  1128  dpl@25'
AA4W    21   21   42   13  546  x2  1092  20/40 dpl@50'
K0NWT   14   14   28   10  280  x2   560  g5rv@35'
N4ES    13   13   26    9  234  x2   468  dpl@40'
K4JC    13   13   26    9  234  x2   468  gnd mtd vert
KA3NZR  12   12   24    9  216  x2   432  dpl@50'
K3NLT   12   11   23    9  207  x2   414  trp dpl@30'
W4DUK   11   11   22    7  154  x2   308  zepp@25'  
K4JPN   10   10   20    7  140  x2   280  80 cf zepp@32'
WX4RM    8    8   16    8  128  x2   256  gnd mtd vert
KU4A    13   13   26    9  234       234  40 slp dpl@40',80 slpr@40'
W4HH     8    7   15    7  105  x2   210  ocf dpl@25'
K4NVJ    9    8   17    6  102  x2   204  88' dpl@35'
KB0ETU   7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  dpl@15'
K4AHO    9    9   18    8  144       144  invV@25',dpl@25'
W4ONC    6    6   12    6   72  x2   144  inv v@50'
KW4JS    6    6   12    5   60  x2   120  dlta loop@25'+
N4FI     5    5   10    4   40  x2    80  attic g5rv jr,115'rnd wire@20'
KD4UKW   4    4    8    4   32  x2    64  65' rnd wire@??'
N4KZ     6    6   12    5   60        60  horiz loop@50'
K3RLL    5    5   10    5   50        50  indoor dpl
K4VMV    4    4    8    3   24  x2    48  inv V@45'
WB5NMZ   4    4    8    3   24        24  40dpl@40',gnd mtd vert
KE4I     3    3    6    3   18        18  g5rv@30'
KI4SP    2    2    4    2    8 x1.5   12  vert
W4KRN    1    1    2    1    2  x2     4  inv v@55'
AI4VA    1    1    2    1    2         2  attic lw
*K2HYD  14   14   28    8  144       144  80' dblt@30'

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5YDM   33   32   65   17 1105  x2  2210  40 dpl@22'
N5ATM   14   14   28   13  364  x2   728  car wndm@45'
WB5UAA  16   16   32   11  352  x2   704  inv v@20'
NM5S    16   16   32   10  320  x2   640  g7fek marconi@35'
KD5QAQ  14   14   28   11  308  x2   616  dpl@35'
N5KIP   14   14   28    9  252  x2   504  hygain vert
K5GQ    11   11   22    8  176 x1.5  264  dpl@18'
K5OAI    7    7   14    5   70  x2   140  hiQ6/120@20'fan dpl@25'
KD5MMM   5    5   10    4   40  x2    80  dpl@40'
KB5JO    6    6   12    5   60        60  88' dblt@20'
W5EEA    5    5   10    4   40   ?    40  ??@??'
KD5RSS   3    3    6    3   18  x2    36  g5rv@30'
KA5TJS   3    3    6    3   18  x2    36  g5rv@30'
KE9DR    1    1    2    1    2  x2     4  dlta loop@35'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N6VOH   10   10   20    8  160       160  ocf dpl@??'
KA6AIL   6    3    9    6   54        54  gnd mtd vert
K6CSL    4    4    8    3   24  x2    48  dlta lp,ind dpl,ind hor lp
K6MGO    2    2    4    2    8         8  indoor 64' dblt

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA7VW   28   27   55   18  990  x2  1980  dpl@90'
KK7S    16   16   32   13  416  x2   832  40 dpl@50'
WD8KRV  17   17   34   10  340  x2   680  slp cf zepp@40'
KE7YTE  10   10   20    9  180  x2   360  vert dpl@18'
W7PAU    7    7   14    7   98  x2   196  50' inv v@??'
KE7OJV   2    2    4    2    8         8  g5rv@40'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K8WSN   34   34   68   17 1156  x2  2312  mb vert@4',inv v@15'
WB8LZG  28   28   56   16  896 x1.5 1344  dpl@30'
K9IRO   25   25   50   15  650  x2  1300  220' horiz loop@30'
N8IUP   18   17   35   13  455  x2   910  40 dlta loop@35'
KB8FE   17   17   34   13  442  x2   884  sloper@20',inv v@60'
K8KSM   13   12   25   12  400  x2   800  vert@35'
W8DW    14   14   28   11  308  x2   616  vert,windom@??'
N8XMS   13   13   26   10  260  x2   520  r7 vert
WB8ENE  10   10   20    8  160  x2   320  135' dblt@15',vert on roof
K8JD     8    8   16    7  112  x2   224  dpl@30',loop@35'
N8ZYA    5    5   10    4   40  x2    80  indoor isotron
N8BB     5    5   10    2   20  x2    40  ocf dpl@55'
KD8FKD   1    1    2    1    2  x2     4  g5rv@50'
$NF8M   12   12   24    9  216  x2   432  ocf dpl@35'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W9DLN   42   42   84   20 1680  x2  3360  inv v@50'
WA9VEE  21   21   42   11  462  x2   924  120' lw@35'
K9FO    18   18   36   12  432  x2   864  dpls@40'
W9CC     9    9   18    9  162  x2   324  ef zepp@??'
W9BOK    8    8   16    8  128 x1.5  192  fld dpl@55'
KB9IVA   7    6   13    7   91  x2   182  130' cobra@50'
N9QU     4    4    8    3   24  x2    48  dpl@25'
KI8AF    5    5   10    4   40        40  25' ef wire 6' fm motel room
N9KR     3    3    6    3   18        18  ef zepp@20'
WA9NPS   2    2    4    2    8         8  horiz loop@15'

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N0EVH   23   22   45   11  495       495  90'ef wire@45'
N8LA     9    9   18    8  144  x2   288  dpl@35'
N0AZN    3    3    6    3   18  x2    36  ocf dpl@25'
K0HJC    2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  cf zepp@35'
KA3LOC   1    1    2    1    2  x2     4  invV@55'

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE3RCN  26   26   52   11  572  x2  1144  gnd mtd vert
VA3PEN  13   13   26   10  260  x2   520  gnd mtd vert
VE3KI   12   12   24    8  192       192  gnd mtd vert
VE5CUL   2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  g5rv@40'

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI   50   49   99   25 2475  x2  4950  TH6DXX@55',88'CFzepp@55';40M
                                          dpl@50';80M invV@50'
KK1W    34   29   63   16 1008  x2  2016  80/40trp dpl@35',steppir@50'
NO2D    22   22   44   14  616       616  2el quad@16',80 dblt@30'
N6GA    21   21   42   14  588       588  yagi@25'
VE1BA    4    3    7    4   28  ?     28  2.5 el yagi@??'

* Non-member not eligible for certificate or prize
$ Check log arrived past deadline

1st SWA W1: WV1N
1st SWA W2: AA2YV
1st SWA W3: K3WWP
1st SWA W4: K4ORD
1st SWA W5: W5YDM
1st SWA W6: N6VOH
1st SWA W7: AA7VW
1st SWA W8: K8WSN
1st SWA W9: W9DLN
1st SWA W0: N0EVH
1st SWA Canada: VE3RCN
1st SWA DX: n/a
1st Gain: K4BAI
First time entrant high scorer: K4OD
Knob/handle drawing: K4ORD

The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but
did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason:
K3HPS - 13
W2LB - 13
W2NED - 10
K2JT - 9
N1IX - 9
VE3LR - 9
VE3MO - 9
W5TVW - 8
K5JYD - 7
N7YY - 7
NT2A (nm) - 7
WA4AN - 7
AJ4SB - 6
KA8VZB - 6
KA9FQG - 6
AB9CA - 5
AE5KM - 5
KA7SPS - 5
N1QLL - 5
WB5BKL (nm) - 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.

Logs submitted: 119 
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 178 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1561
States represented: 40 + NS ON SK

GOLDEN LOGS (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): 47

If 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 pix_email_naqcc (1K) with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".

K3WWP - Making QSO's tonight could be compared to finding pennies in a large pool of mud. QRN on both 40 and 80 was just horrible. Without my 47 years as a ham and some 950 contests, I probably would have made about 15 QSO's. The other 27 I made were real struggles. I hope it was better where you were. I'm sure I missed a few QSO's due to the QRN. If I missed you, I apologize to you.

W1MSW - This was my first NAQCC [sprint] and all I can say is WOW! And the "firsts" don't stop there... It was my first time to use a straight key (vs. an iambic paddle) and the first time to call CQ in a contest using CW. Although I only had 8 QSOs it was still a blast making them and I'm looking forward to the next sprint. Thank you to all who make this happen and to the NAQCC for the warm welcome and putting together a great organization. 72, Matt

N1DN - Not much time tonight, and few contacts. BUT enjoyed participating and submitting log. Thanks to all for QSOs. Phil

K8JD - First NA sprint in years. It took me longer to figure out the logging than make the contacts!


AA4W - Wierd propagation from here in Florida tonite. 20 was so open that we were QRMing each other but 40 never did develop. The stations I did work on 40 were muffled sounding. Only heard one station on 80 but no joy with him. I was glad to work some of the newest members as well as a couple oldtimers. It was good to hear W2SH, Charles, #56

W4HH - Another fun sprint. Band was up and down in Eastern VA. Would have stuck with it for the whole two hours but I was nodding off with the key in my hand!!!

WB5UAA - First sprint with my brand new MFJ 9020. 4 watts out on battery power. Good receiver, can't tell the difference between it and my IC-756Pro, except for the selectivity. Sorry KA7SPS and VE4LR, QSB. AA7VW, it took me a while to get through your pile up! Band got quiet after 0140Z for me. I would have changed bands, but there's no band switch on this radio! :)

K5OAI - Static didn't help my headache, quit after 90min. Jury still out on new CM500 cans.

N8ZYA - 20 meters was actually a good band for me this evening although I worked more stations on 40 meters. Worked a station in Nebraska and heard another in Oregon. Desperately tried to work AA7VW in Oregon and a V8 station in Canada but couldn't. Dropped down on 40 meters and worked one in Virginia and 2 in Michigan. Shut down at 10pm due to the horrific noise level. It was a bit too much for the ears. At least I gave out a few WV contacts. Didn't hear a few of the old favorites. 20 was long and 40 was short.

NM5S - I'm sure glad 20 was OK since 40 for me had a real high noise level. Good activity level!

W4ONC - At times I don't think that I was getting any RF out of the backyard. I called John K3WWP at least 15 times. I still had fun in the Sprint. (I heard your call letters once about 1.5 kHz above me and wasn't sure if you were calling me or not. That's the only time I heard even a trace of you. Sorry - K3WWP)

VA3PEN - I enjoyed another sprint tonight. I started operating on 40m, then monitored 20m and 80m after a while. Nothing was heard on 20m, and a couple of stations on 80m but they could not copy my signal. Will try to do better next month, hi hi.

W8DW - Bands real bad again could hear som on 80 but not good enough to work them. I hate winter but maybe the bands will improve when it comes. It looks like mor activity in the south, maybe ill go south when it gets cold up here in the north and work it from 4 land.

KK7S - It's my son's 5th birthday so I only have a few minutes off and on to devote to the sprint. 20m seemed great. Lots of signals in the first hour and lots of quick returns to my CQs. 40m was the typical noisy place that it always is in the early evening here. Only found 3 QSOs there. I heard lots of new members tonight which is a great sign. See you all next time!

KB5JO - Fun as always, someday hope to have the time to participate the entire time.

WA2JSG - Fun event, as always.

N0EVH - Great fun tonight on 20 meters here camped in the Black Hills of SD. So if you thought my report should be MO and heard SD you were correct! Running K3 on battery for the two hours. Thanks for all the Q's as the band was in pretty gud shape. John (It will be interesting to see how many folks have you logged incorrectly as MO. HI - K3WWP)

K5GQ - Started off great. Then no one would answered the CQs. Static crashes were there but tolerable. Went looking for station and there were many. Seemed like most stations were on top of each other. Hope to have been the beam & tower fixed; next time in two months

K3RLL - FT-817 to indoor loaded dipole - My worst showing. Somehow, nobody could hear my indoor dipole tonight from FL. Go figure? :-) Thanks to those who dug me out of the noise. ... 72 - Don

KA6AIL - Tnx to all for putting up with my cw. This is a great way to get you ready for a contest. To much QRM on 40 & 80, so 20 was it for me. 72's and c u next month.

W9DLN - Rate was a little slower than usual but lots of good QSOs without a lot of repeats. 40 meters was in excellent condition. Worked FL to WA, ME to OK and ON to SK. Guess I can't complain. 20 was dead at the beginning and heard a few on 80 but not working the Sprint. Oh well, next month... See you all next month as N9A. 73, Dan

KD5MMM - enjoyed it as always 73 all ..

K6CSL - Both 20 and 40 were quite noisy here this evening. Bert

KD5RSS - Late start but still fun, 3 is better than none at all.

KD4UKW - 40m was noisy in GA tonight. Was able to operate for about an hour and had a great time.

N2YHQ - Lots of fun! - 40 meters was a bit noisy but some signals were strong. Great QRP event.

KE9DR - Only got to work last half hour. 80 was very noisy, 40 was noisy but some signals. Only heard some very weak signals on 20. Only made one contact but wanted to help maintain the 100 logs plus. It was still fun trying. 73 Bert

N5ATM - My new Carolina Windom worked very well tonight. 20m was nice and quiet but 40m was a bit noisier than usual I thought. I did alot better this go around. Thanks for the fun and practice!

N0AZN - We had bad storms in the area also the first time I used GenLog hope it is ok.. (It's a GOLDEN formatted log so far pending cross-checking. Tnx. - K3WWP) 73 all Beam me up Scotty N0AZN, Nebraska

WA2OQJ - Was hoping for much better conditions...Been doing lots of mw work lately with great success and went with 500 mw's in this sprint, wasnt the night for it at all! Had a hard time making the 6 contacts that I did manage to squeak out...Was nice to find John K3WWP calling CQ on 40 and no takers, gave me a chance to make him work and dig out my point!;-) (and it was work - HI - K3WWP) Got at least 1 contact on each band though 20 for me was almost as good as dead very few calls heard 40 very very noisy and 80 was slim pickin's early on...Ok having gotten that off my chest...I had a great time as usual! :-) 72/73, Jim

W7PAU - Thanks fellows..had a great time...some of you guys had a great signal in OR tonight...I was wondering how the bands were going to be...agn thanks 73s Paul


WX4RM - I'm slowly but surely getting better. Guess those additional radials added to the vertical helped. As you can see, I need lots more!!!

KK1W - This was my first NAQCC Sprint and I was egged into it by a few other local 'buddies' here in Western Mass. I wasn't sure what to expect and started out on 20 meters with a decent antenna. The first hour went well, moved from 20 to 40 with some success. But, noob that I am I didn't log a few 'dupes' that were really new Q's on a new band! 80 sounded really bad but I called CQ late in the contest and managed a short run! All in all a great time, thanks to all that showed up for the contest and NAQCC for organizing the event. '73... Jim

N4NM - Lots of noise on 40 & 80. Thanks for the Qs!

WD8KRV - First sprint with my newly built Ten Tec 1340. Used the venerable J-38 key I've had since I was a novice. Great fun. Thanks to all.

N4ESS - Had a great time as usual. Rich

K4OD - New Experience for me - Sprints can be fun, I think. FT-897D 5 watts output Antenna: Alpha Delta DX-DD Dipole at 43 ft high

KB8FE - Marginal conditions this time compared to the August Sprint. On 40m could not hear as many stations as previously heard. 80m had LOTS of static (my ears are still ringing!). Good work by many digging out the exchange info and patience with repeat requests!

K0HJC - Lightning, thunder and rain for the entire sprint. Made two quick contacts in the last eight minutes. John, this log's for you! (Tnx much - K3WWP)

NO2D - 1st time w/ new non-rotatable quad pointed East. 20 meters worked fine until 0310. 40 meters very noisy. Nothing heard on 80 meters at all. Always fun, and thanks to the organizers.

N8LA - Planned to operate from college parking lot at St. Louis QRP Society meeting and annual tailgate sale. Weather looked threatening -- to me, at least. Decided to participate in the sprint from home. Worked XE1ELA in Guadalajara, Mexico on 20, but made initial contact at 0029 so not able to use him as a contact in the sprint. Now that I think of it, contact may have been outside sprint frequency band also. So it goes! Great fun as usual although I missed contacting K3WWP for the first time since I began participating in these sprints. Something to look forward to for next time!

K9FO - 20 good while it lasted. 40 noisy but got a few. Rig: TenTec Orion @ 5 W Key used is a Wm. M. Nye early model straight key with navy knob. Thanks for the QSO's. 73, Will

WA9VEE - Signals strong and numerous 1st hour on 40. Then things really thinned out and quiet on 80.

N8XMS - Work, family, and general exhaustion really limited my time, but I managed to make the most of the time that I had with one of the highest QSO rates that I have ever had. I made 13 QSOs in 28 minutes. It was a lot of fun. 73 to all.

WB8ENE - Lots of QRN here, but managed to make 10 contacts in one hour. Thanks for contacts on both 80 and 40 meters KU4A. I accidentally made two 40 meter contacts on the vertical. I usually use the doublet on 40 and the vertical on 20. See you in the next sprint. 73, Art

N1FJ - Couldn't really get into it tonight!

WB8LZG - K2 at 5W. Very gud sprint tonight. Condx quite noisy here in Mich. But lots of QRP signals up n down the bands. I started out abt 45 mins late, and 20m was still going strong. I had a beeline to Texas on 20. Abt 930pm went to 40m. Noise levels vy high. Yet wall to wall signals from 7030 to 7050. Many times i had 3 es 4 stns answering my CQs. SRI to all u guys who called es i didn't come back to YOU. Special tns to N4ESS fer hangin in there fer the exchange. Nice to here some old friends es nice to here many high new numbers too. I used the "bug" agn last night so hope i didnt bend anybody's ear too badly ! See u all next time. 73 Gregg

KG1W - Decent conditions from CT. As I first mentioned last year, I'll be moving permanently to W3 land, and finally my antenna is comming down after this sprint. Sorry to take away the CT multiplier, but I'll hopefully be giving out MD soon. (No chance for me to ever win W3, as that is K3WWP's domain !) But that's OK, as we know, nice guys can finish any place in this sprint, even 1ST ! So 73 and thanks to all for the QSOs these last 5+ years. See you again soon, Rich (How can you stand to have to leave the Mystic Seaport area? I loved it there the couple times I visited. Thanks for the nice comments. - K3WWP)

KD2MX - 20 meters gave me a pretty good start during the first 30 minutes. 40m was a dud. Not much heard or worked. Activity picked up on 80m. My eyes started to droop shortly after 0200 so I called it a night. Things were a bit slow but a good sprint nonetheless.

K4BAI - 20M was very good with good activity for the first hour (34 QSOs in 57 mins). I heard, but could not work K4OD about 90 miles away. 40M was poor with a lot of noise and not much activity in the last hour. Heard loud, but could not work N8IUP. 80M was noisy and signals outside the SE were weak. Heard, but could not work W2SH, NT2A, K3WWP. Thanks for all QSOs and see you all next month. 73/72, John


K4ORD - At first didn't hear anything on 20M so on to 40M where I had a great run, later back to 20M and got 6 qso's all new multipliers, CA,WA,OR,MT,SD,CO. This time I used my old J38 straight key which I started with in ham radio 51 years ago, much more work than a paddle but was fun. Thanks to all 72/73 Riley

K4JQV - first sprint...could only operate one hour or so. great fun! tnx

K2GLS - The shorter daylight limited my time on 20 and QRN limited my contacts on 80, thank goodness 40 was good this month.

N4OLN - I had a blast. This was my second sprint and will be back for more.

KA3LOC - Thunderstorms in the area, so could only operate for a few minutes. I promise to better next time. Best 73 & God Bless, Ric

K4JPN - 20M was the band last night, but then it went out. 40M at this QTH had very heavy QRN. Wait till next month. 72, Steve

KA2KGP - Another nice sprint. Hi-QRN on 80 & 40 but 20 was productive with a good turnout and lot's of NA calls. See you all for the N2A operations in October. 73

KQ1P - Plenty of QRN on 40M, tried 80M but with no luck. Thanks VA3PEN for staying with me through the digital QRM. VE3MO- thanks for trying, we will finish a QSO another time. K3WWP- you get into my log nearly every sprint, thanks! Working on a new 80M antenna and it should be running for the next sprint. 73

N8IUP - Great time......

N2COD - A short sprint for me, only the first 45 min. able to operate. QRN levels were high from approaching T-storms, but sigs were good in my mobile. 73

KI8AF - Been a member for sometime and finally got off my butt and participated in a Sprint. Not good conditions with my setup but a good test of it. I could hear many more stations than I worked. Will be making some changes to antenna. Look for me down the road.

W4DUK - Spent most of my time on 40. The QRN on 80 was terrible, but managed to make one contact there. Had a great time, and am looking forward to future Sprints!

K6MGO - Band was very noisy, and with indoor antenna it was very hard to hear stations, but it was fun anyway, even though I only made two contacts. Also had to quit after only 2 hours. Going to keep trying.

AI4VA - S & P method; net one QSO. But, just glad to be in the club! Tnx everyone!

W7PAU - Thanks fellows for a FB sprint! W7PAU Paul

W4KRN - Wasn't able to get on the air until late in the sprint. Lots of QRN on 40m. Tried calling several stations, but they didn't hear me or I got Agn Agn. Also, called CQ NA on 40 & 80m and no answer. First time I've had such sad luck. Oh well, 1 contact with K8WSN still counts. Hopefully, better condx next time and can work the whole sprint.

KU4A - My first NAQCC Sprint since June. It's good to be back. Great condx allowed me to set a new personal best in number of QSOs. Thanks to all.

W9CC - QRN was terrible but bands were ok otherwise.

K1IEE - Got a real slow start and it never got any better for the 2 hours. Tried 20 and that was quiet so went back to 40 and pushed on. The little HW-9 at 4 watts and the G5RV worked hard but just could not pull many stations up from the QRN. Thank you to all the stations that I contacted. KD5QAQ in TX tried several times but could not make it happen, thanks. 73, Dick

WB1HGA - lots of noise on 40, heard stations but very weak on 20. I wondered how 80 was? Need to get up a wire antenna for 80 soon.

K3NLT - Finally all my stars aligned and I had a good evening of operating for an hour and a quarter. Might have had a better showing if I had used a rig with a good 500 Hz filter. Oh well, there is always hope for the next time. Thanks John and company. Russ

KB3AAG - It seems I am high-centered on a stump or something in the hollar! 29 contacts last month, 29 again this month! And I cryed for them, only three in the last half hour! The noise was worser this month and sorry to those I just could not dig out. I also lost several when someone would call CQ square on us! I cant complain as I run a very tight filter and am sure I have done it to other stations. I did get John by "tailending" him. Frank

KW4JS - Thanks to all I worked. Had to cut it short to get sleep before early start to work. See everyone next month. 72, John

N4KZ - Horrible, horrible QRN on 40 meters took away the fun. After 30 minutes, my ears and I went QRT. But I will be back for another sprint -- when the bands have quieted down in the fall and winter. 73, Dave

W5YDM - 20 was low noise but not many signals. 40 was noisier but better contacts. K0NWT, K3RLL, WV1N, and K4AHO were all so weak I wasn't sure if I was hearing anything...but I like to work the weak ones so be patient if I ask for a dozen repeats. John, I think you sent out the GenLog police tonight because members AB9-- and WA8--- gave me a response of 5w instead of their member number, and W5--- gave me the number of another member instead of his own. (I'll notify those members to make sure they know their numbers for the next time, and send them a replacement membership certificate to replace the one they must have lost. - K3WWP)

AA2YV - Great Sept fun! Had 15 min. dry spell. Went to 80, 20 then back to 40 and was met by lotsa qrn at 0200zulu. And yet, you all came out of the woodwork and the signals came up! Still using my HW-9.

N8BB - XYL gave me her cold and just felt lousy, but did want to help with getting the logs entered. Hopefully I can get this cold/flu over with and have a great winter on the radio. Thanks to all and will get going next sprint, just not up to it now.

K9IRO - In Michigan signals on 40 M were moderate to weak with a lot of atmospheric noise. However, there were many stations participating and it was great fun digging signals out of the high noise level. I tried 80 M but only made one contact in an extremely high noise level. (Glad to be that one. Tnx. - K3WWP)

KC2EGL - Even though the bands were not so great I still had fun. Thanks to all who put up with the QRN while digging out my signals Especially AA2YV for coming back 15 minutes or so after our first attempt when the mud was deep. CU next month on the radio. 73 Mike, KC2EGL (rig K-2, key US Navy Flameproof)

K4NVJ - My best showing recently. A lot of activity on 20 and 40.

W2JEK - bands were noisy. 40 had most qso's followed by 80 and 20.was pleased to work aa7vw at 0141z and ke7lkw at 0144 ,both on 20m. band seems to be open longer in the evening.worked k3wwp twice[40 and 80]. got the last letters needed for the september chess challenge. (me too - K3WWP) used my yaesu ft-840 at 5w and wire antennas and signal electric r-48 key. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135

K8WSN - Lots of QRN and QSB here tonight. I had my doubts at the start, but it turned out that many of you came thru the static crashes with strong signals, peaking over S9 at times. But I'm glad I had both vertically and horizontally polarized antennas available. It seemed to help a lot when dealing with the QSB. Thanks to all of you for the fb QSOs. Hope to CUAGN soon. 73, Bill

KA5TJS - My second Sprint. Still not doing great here in east texas. Signals were weak but a lot of fun. Look forward to the next one. My SW40 is a great little rig. 73's and lets have some fun.

VE3RCN - Nice bunch of folks, you QRPers. Amazing what 5watts can do.

K4JC - As AA4W mentioned, the propagation here in Florida was just weird! S9 stations wouldn't come back to me, but stations down in the mud would come back first call. And I only had one station come back to me while calling CQ NA, so I used S&P to make the rest of my contacts. I guess the propagation gods wanted to have fun at my expense! But I did make some nice contacts, and even managed to find K3WWP on 40...thanks for digging me out of the mud, John! (my pleasure - K3WWP)

W2SH - Signals on all three bands were at only moderate strength levels. The skip on 20m favored signals at medium distances. 80m showed some recovery from its summer doldrums

KD8FKD - My first NAQCC sprint since becoming a member recently. (Welcome! to you and all other first timers - looking forward to getting your logs regularly from now on - K3WWP)

VE3FUJ - I regret very much, that I was unable to participate in this months Sprint, due to our Yearly trip to the Boonies to Visit my B-in-L. The stay this time was too short to bother with a radio, and besides my portable antenna has not been completed, due to conditions beyond my control. I'm sure I would have had fun. Brion

AA7VW - Drove up to the mountain hills again at 4200 feet elevation. 20 meters reception was great until somebody turned off the band about 0155Z. Sorry I missed so many stations I heard calling me. Static was noisy but I forgot to take my earphones and the loud rain on the tent cover made copy difficult several times. Using my K2 and the 20 meter dipole I heard no contest stations on 40m or 80m. Had a great time and dried out the next day. Snow now is a factor here but will return next spring to the hills.

K0NWT - Great time with a happy first SD contact and also the chance to work #0002, K3WWP - Thanks much!! (nice to work you also Newt - K3WWP)


KB9IVA - FUN Lot's of QRN & QRM on 40M after 2:00z

N9KR - Only had a few minutes this month. Like many have said - 40 had a bad case of QRNs - but heard a good number of cq NA's in my short operating window. 73 to all.

KD5QAQ - This was my first sprint. (of many, I hope - K3WWP) It was great fun! Thanks for the QSOs and thanks to NAQCC for the nice event. 73s, Ryan

K4AHO - Was using the Small Wonders and Nescaf filter... Several design compromises became obvious... New project: making the SM BFO and TX offset adjustable. Propagation frustrating... But I still enjoy NAQCC... Good practice for QRP Afield... 73 Jim

See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Thursday, September 16, 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.

Entry Deadline:
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.