Dec 2010 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#74)
We wound up with 120 logs for December. That's the 9th straight month over 100 logs and our 3rd highest total (behind 121 and 135). Thanks for making my job easier and easier each month as more and more of you submit GOLDEN LOGS which require a minimum effort on my part to post and cross-check. - K3WWP
Final Official Results
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1IEE 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 g5rv@30' K1NAJ 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 ocf dpl@35' KQ1P 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 invV@40' N1PQ 9 9 18 8 144 144 efhw@40' KB1PBA 7 6 13 6 78 x2 156 dpl@28' W1OH 8 8 16 8 128 128 40 dblt@45' N1DN 6 6 12 4 48 48 dpl@70' @K1DPE 3 2 5 3 15 x1.5 23 dpl@30' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA2YV 42 39 81 19 1539 x2 3078 dpl@35',ef zepp@30' W2SH 32 31 63 16 1008 x2 2016 180'dpl@40';invL@85'+85' WA2NTK 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 120' wire@20' K2MEN 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 g5rv@35' NQ2W 16 16 32 12 384 384 40 invV@40' KB2RAW 13 12 25 10 250 250 dpl@30' WA2JSG 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 elev vert@12' W2JEK 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 40 dpl, 80 ef wire, both@20' KC2MJT 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 g5rv@25' K2QPN 6 6 12 5 60 60 mb dpl@20' K2GLS 3 3 6 1 6 x2 12 80 dpl@20' WB2LQF 2 2 4 1 4 4 attic dblt WA2CCD 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 150' rnd wire@10' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 57 55 112 24 2688 x2 5376 ~110' attic rnd wire AF3Z 28 28 56 15 840 x2 1680 dpl@15' KB3AAG 43 43 86 19 1634 1634 80 loop@35',g5rv@40' KC2EGL 16 16 32 8 256 x2 512 fld dpl@25' N3GGT 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 dpl@35' AK3X 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 efhw@25' W0EJ 10 10 20 5 100 100 g5rv@45' N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 invV@??' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4ORD 37 36 73 18 1314 x2 2628 40 dpl@40',160 dpl@35' KU4GW 28 27 55 16 880 x2 1760 260' dblt@50' K4MF 26 26 52 16 832 x2 1664 40 dpl@40', 80 vert NU4B 22 22 44 11 484 x2 968 car wndm@??' AA4W 27 26 53 17 901 901 40 dpl@50',43' vert N4SAM 20 20 40 13 520 x1.5 780 dlta loop@55' WA4FNG 14 13 27 10 270 x2 540 dpl@75' N1LU 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 rain gutters/downspouts N4ES 18 18 36 9 324 324 vert K3RLL 14 14 28 10 280 280 blk stealth vert K4JPN 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 80 cfz@32',40 sloper WX4RM 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 5btv vert N4FI 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 115' rnd wire@20' KU4A 8 8 16 7 112 112 1/4wv sloper@40' AC4RM 7 7 14 6 84 84 gnd mtd vert NU4I 8 8 16 5 80 80 ocf dblt@45' K4NVJ 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 88' dpl@35' WD4OHD 6 6 12 5 60 60 dpl@25' AJ4AY 5 5 10 4 40 40 gnd mtd vert W4HH 4 4 8 3 24 x1.5 36 ocf dpl@25' KB0ETU 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 dpl@15' K7HAP 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 windom@20' AI4SV 5 5 10 4 40 40 40 1/4wv vert N4ESS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 rnd wire@20' WA4FYN 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 attic dpl K4JC 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 gnd mtd vert KD4UKW 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 rnd wire 75' vert WA4IQL 0 0 0 0 0 0 ??@??' @N3RSD 12 10 22 8 176 176 286' loop@30' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WD5IYT 27 26 53 17 901 x2 1802 40/80 dpls@40' W5IQS 16 13 29 10 290 290 dpl@30' WF5W 13 10 23 11 253 253 rot dpl@72' WB5UAA 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 fld dpl@20' KE5YUM 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 invV@30' K5MMH 11 10 21 8 168 168 gnd mtd vert N5KIP 8 8 16 7 112 112 40 vert, 80 300' loop@??' N5JKY 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 attic dpl KE9DR 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 dlta loop@35' AE5KM 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 g5rv@25' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N6VOH 4 4 8 4 32 32 wndm@35' KJ6EIF 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 invV@22' K6MGO 1 1 2 1 2 2 64' dblt in garage SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N7YY 8 8 16 5 80 80 dpl@30' NU7T 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 gutter and downspout N7RCS 1 1 2 1 2 2 dpl@20' KE7OJV 1 1 2 1 2 2 g5rv@30' AA7CU 1 1 2 1 2 2 mobile whip@12' KF7EST 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 g5rv jr@18' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WB8LZG 24 23 47 18 846 x2 1692 dpl@30',500' lw@??' W8RTJ 30 28 58 18 1044 1044 F12 C4SXL(??), 80/160 dpl@??' W8DW 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 wndm@??', vert K8WSN 21 21 42 10 420 x2 840 vert@4',135' ef wire@5' N8XMS 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 r7 vert KB8FE 19 19 38 10 380 x2 760 399' wndm@??' N8JIW 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 g5rv@30' AC8AP 12 12 24 6 144 144 g5rv@50' WB8ENE 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 135' dblt@15' WA8SAN 11 11 22 5 110 110 wndm@25' NF8M 6 6 12 3 36 x2 72 hamsticks on car KD8FKD 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 g5rv@50' N8IUP 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 dlta loop@35' N8BB 0 0 0 0 0 0 ocf dpl@55' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9FO 29 26 55 16 880 x2 1760 40 dpl@??',80 rnd wire@??' KA9FQG 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 g5rv@35' WA9VEE 20 19 39 13 507 x2 1014 200' lw@35' WD4MSM 25 24 49 20 980 980 dpl@45' K9PL 19 18 37 10 370 x2 740 dpl@25' W9CC 17 17 34 10 340 x2 680 80 loop@15' W9NU 15 15 30 9 270 x1.5 405 80 car wndm@35' K9IS 15 15 30 12 360 360 330' hor loop K9DTH 12 12 24 8 192 x1.5 288 dpl@35' KX9N 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 90' dblt@22' N9RLO 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 cfdz@25' NV9X 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 dpl@30' N9KR 1 1 2 1 2 2 zepp@20' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9OSC 34 33 67 19 1273 x2 2546 zepp@30' KD0V 34 33 67 15 1005 x2 2010 g5rv@50' WD0K 23 23 46 13 598 x2 1196 dlta loop@36' K0HJC 14 14 28 7 196 x2 392 cfz@35' KA0RJY 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 6btv vert KC0DD 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 ocf dpl@??' K0KCY 9 9 18 6 108 x1.5 162 dpl@40' KA8HDE 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 g5rv@30' NO2D 5 5 10 4 40 40 80 dblt@30' KI0J 4 4 8 4 32 32 DX-B sloper W6GMT 4 4 8 2 16 16 invV@35' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3RCN 19 18 37 10 370 x2 740 80 dpl@??' VE3GNU 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 mb dpl@35' VA3PEN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 gnd mtd vert VE3FUJ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 40 dpl@22' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NP3CW 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 dpl@23' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna @ QRO not eligible for certificates or prizes AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: K1IEE 1st SWA W2: AA2YV 1st SWA W3: K3WWP 1st SWA W4: K4ORD 1st SWA W5: WD5IYT 1st SWA W6: N6VOH 1st SWA W7: N7YY 1st SWA W8: WB8LZG 1st SWA W9: K9FO 1st SWA W0: K9OSC 1st SWA VE: VE3RCN 1st SWA DX: NP3CW 1st Gain: n/a First time entrant high scorer: WA4FNG Knob/Handle winner: K2GLS The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: K3VIG - 23 K9TJL - 17 N4BP - 12 VE3MO - 10 AB9CA - 7 K7ZYV - 7 W7PAU - 6 AB4GK - 5 K4UFT - 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: 120 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 178 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1421 States represented: 37 + DC + ON + QC + KP4 + F + XE GOLDEN LOGS (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AA7CU K0HJC K2GLS K2QPN K3RLL K4JC K4ORD K5MMH K7HAP K8WSN KA8HDE KB0ETU KB1PBA KC0DD KC2EGL KC2MJT KD8FKD KE7OJV KE9DR KI0J KJ6EIF KU4A N1DN N1LU N3AEA N4ESS N4FI N5JKY N7RCS N7YY N8XMS N9KR N9RLO NF8M NP3CW NU4I NU7T NV9X VE3RCN W0EJ W1OH W2JEK W4HH W9CC WA2JSG WB8ENE WD4OHD WX4RMIf 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 - Excuse me a minute while I catch my breath. Didn't have much time to breathe during the sprint. HI Well, I guess you'll never believe me again when I say conditions aren't usually very good for our sprints in December. I guess the propagation gods just wanted to make fun of or insult me. I sure am glad they did. It was my best sprint ever with 57 QSO's in 24 sections. Both 80 and 40 were great here. I wish I could have had more time to be on 40, but I just almost never had a break on 80 to go and check that band. 40 was in rather short skip late in the sprint. I worked MD, VA, and NC just to name a couple pretty close states. I even made a couple QSO's on 80 with my 930 mW to keep my mW streak going. Worked OH and AL with the QRPp. Exciting stuff. I had a ball. Hope you all did also. Well, let's see how you did, as I am going to get to the logs now.
WA2CCD - Please match a newbies' slow code speed when he calls CQ. If I'm too slow for you, contact someone else. Can't work you if your speed is too fast for me. Thanks. (This is why we have the huge bonus for a straight key. It's easier for someone to slow down when needed. I echo Rich's plea - PLEASE QRS when needed. If you call CQ at 18 WPM and someone answers at 10 WPM, slow down to 10 WPM when you go back to him. Don't assume because he copied your CQ at 18 WPM, he is comfortable at that speed. He may have been listening to you for a few minutes just to get your call at that speed. Also NEVER call CQ at a speed faster than you can copy well and answer a CQ at the speed it is sent. Remember this is one of the reasons our sprints are so popular. Don't ruin that popularity nor discourage someone new to contesting who expects more from our sprints than other sprints. - K3WWP)
VE3RCN - WOW! I only had 40 minutes for this Sprint. I got on right at the beginning to get in one QSO so that I could help make 100 logs entered (I was expecting the same conditions as November). I made that contact and then a few more. I had to go...but I came back for 30 minutes at the end. I wish I had the whole 2 hours. That being said, as 2010 draws to a close, I want to say thank you to all you QRPers. Thanks for having me as part of the group. It all started back a while ago when a fellow military member, VE1RSM, Bob #2974 introduced me to your group. An unsure phone call that I made to John K3WWP on the morning of the June Sprint and he updated the memberlist to show that #4004 would be on and I jumped in and made my first Sprint entry with CF3NAVY, saving 2 hours of the 100th anniversary air time for you guys. Since then, I have entered each Sprint...and have enjoyed it enormously. I have discovered that QRP works! I also want to thank one and all for the electronic news letter each month. Through that, I have found old friends. Even lost Navy associates such as VE7CPO, Robert#3405 who was featured in one of the articles a few months ago. Finally, I want to wish you all happy QRPing and a great upcoming year. Yours, Aye. Kevin #4004. VE3RCN (Royal Canadian Navy). Thanks for the bandwidth here in the Soapbox.
KC2EGL - I thought I was going to have a record night after bagging our VP John K3WWP. Unfortunately things went rather slowly for a while. Fortunately the activity picked up. Thanks to all who came back to my CQ. This was a great way to end a year of NAQCC sprints. Thanks to John K3WWP for all the hard work that goes into running our sprints and our club. 73 es Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Mike
AC8AP - It was noisy here on 40. Maybe the neighbors Christmas lights. Went to 80 and had fun. It was great to hear K3WWP John right at the last minute and get him in the log. Signals were up tonight for me on 80.
K9OSC - Another great Sprint! Used my newly made cootie key. Worked K3WWP on 40 and 80 meters. 40 meters was best for me. Thanks for the contacts.
N1LU - This was my first NAQCC Sprint from my new QTH in TN. Haven't had time to sneak up an antenna yet (restrictions here), so I connected a wire from my FT-817 and T1 tuner to a metal downspout. Nothing heard at all on 20m, only a few strong stations on 40m, but 80m was busy. Thanks to all who pulled me out of the gutter. (GREAT line!! HI HI - I was glad to be the first to give you a hand. - K3WWP)
KE9DR - I missed the last two sprints and enjoyed getting back. 20 meters was dead, 40 & 80 were workable with some QSB. I worked K3WWP(thanks John) and he was 449 and then I heard him about ten minutes later and he was a S8. I know I lost several contacts because of QSB. But hey! Thats part of the challenge. Lots of Fun, tnx to all. 73 Bert
KC2MJT - Fun with a capital FUN! Still a lot of noise for this time of year. Tnx Jim, KC0DD, you were arm chair copy! I'm beginning to think I have some new noise source near me as I haven't had good condx in a long time. At least I didn't hear any space ships tonight! All smiles - Nate
W9NU - I just joined NAQCC so this was my first Sprint. I had a lot of fun and I will be back for the next sprint. Two hours is just about ideal as far as time is concerned. Using Ft-817 into a 80M Carolina Windom at 35' ALL signals seemed strong for QRP. QRP power levels seemed to work just fine. Only a couple stations asked for a repeat. Hay, I caught K3WWP (Nr 0002) That was fun! 73's Neil
K1NAJ - Hi John, Hope this log is ok. I noticed that in my hand-written log I had worked KX9N twice. Sorry about that. That broght my total QSO's down to 11, not 12 as I mentioned on the phone. This was my first ever Sprint/Contest that I have submitted a log in all the years I have been licensed. I will not be able to be in the Sprints on Wednesdays as I am a Pastor and have Wednesday service. Thanks for alternating between Tuesday and Wednesday. Thanks John for all your hard work and encouragement. Nice talking with you this morning. Hope to hear you on the air again soon. 73 and God Bless! Norm (Thanks for confirming our idea of alternating days as a good idea. I had a nice chat on the telephone with Norm today. - K3WWP)
K3RLL - K2 to "stealth night only vertical" - Nice to hear 40 meters free of digital QRM. Signals sounded pretty strong there but everybody seemed to leave the party at 0230z. Tried to follow down to 80 meters with essentially a dummy load on top of the 4-BTV vertical, but it was like whistling in a hurricane. Many thanks to K4JPN & KB0ETU for pulling me out of the noise on 80 tonight. 72, Don
VE3FUJ - 40 was relatively quiet as far as static went, though, very few signals I packed it in at 0250. Thanks to all who heard me, CUL. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. From the snowy north. Brion
N1DN - Thanks to all for the contacts. Had to work harder than usual to pull out signals tonight. Thanks to VA3PEN, Ki for the final QSO right before the closing bell! 72 phil
WD5IYT - Decent conditions on 40 and 80 for this sprint. Impressed how much better the K3 receiver is than my K1! I had a decent run this time, and my straight key speed is improving.
KJ6EIF - Thanks for the push to return to CW. It's been 42 years but I made my first CW QSO tonight during the sprint. Now that I've made the jump, I will be back! Steve (Wonderful! - K3WWP)
N4ES - Used keyer this time. Felt sorry for anyone trying to copy me on straight key.
N4ESS - Out in the freezing weather here in West Central Florida. Working on keeping my orange grove safe. FT817 in my truck with a random wire over an orange tree. Temp 30.5F and the sprinklers are running to heat the trees. (Now that's dedication to our club, first class. I certainly hope the oranges were saved - K3WWP)
AA4W - 40 started out long and then shortened up. I was surprised when a French station called me! But I was on a very tall vertical and it sure has a low takeoff angle. Finally , the northeast came in. There were plenty of signals on 80 but none of them were strong but I still worked a few. It was great to work some of the new members.
NO2D - Worked NAQCC and the Fox Hunt together. 80 meters worked better tonight at my QTH. But, did get John K3WWP on 40 meters, which was very nice. Both bands sounded better in Parker, CO. this evening than they have in quite some time. Now if I could only make that pine tree grow faster so I could get my doublet up higher! Pete
VA3PEN - I could participate only later part of the sprint. The traffic condition was terrible tonight for no particular reason (only a bit of snow) and I was stuck on the Highway 401 for more than a couple of hours. It took me exactly 3 hours to drive home 55Km (about 34 miles). Still a few stations were available for me to make contacts and many thanks to those :-) Happy holidays to everyone.
W0EJ - 20 and 40 were out for me tonight so plugged away on 80 for the duration. Battery died in the first thirty minutes and had to go fetch a new one to get back on the air. I knew I should have checked that earlier. hi Only worked ten stations tonight but for a period I felt like I was going to "Work All PA". Nothing wrong with that though. Did I miss info about a 160M Sprint added in next month? Happy Holidays to you and yours, see you in Jan..... 72 Bill
K4JC - Due to other commitments I wasn't able to play in the entire contest, but did manage to get one contact in just under the wire! So here's my log, and hopefully we get over the 100 mark again!
KB0ETU - My apologies to NU4B. I didn't realize I had some filters on, but I did and when the band faded, I lost you. Sorry. Good sprint. Wish I had been able to work it longer. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all. 72/73 Phill
N5JKY - Pretty tough conditions here in OK. (Fun anyway) Happy holidays to all and 72!
N6VOH - POOR BAND CONDITIONS ON 20. 40 WAS VERY NOISY, BUT I HAD FUN ANYWAY. HOPE TO HEAR MORE CW/QRP OPS ON THE QRP BAND CUL,73
KF7EST - Worked the entire sprint on 40m and didn't bag even one Q. Heard W7PAU 599 and must have called 10 times to no avail. Heard others and called CQ for about 30min on 7040 with no takers. Cndx and the ant are just not up to it this time of year here I guess. My New Years Resolution is to erect a better antenna - something that can at least work 80m - I can't do much worse :-). Merry Christmans and a Happy New Years to all. Thanks to everyone out there that made my first full year as HAM an enjoyaable one. 73
W2JEK - got on late. 40m seemed pretty good but 80m was noisy here. used my yaesu ft-840 at 5 watts to wire antennas. Seasons Greetings to all. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135
WX4RM - My peanut whistle was having trouble being heard tonite, must have been the cold weather, 9 deg outside, 55 in the basement. My excuse is that it is hard to key the transmitter with mittens on.
KB3AAG - Another fine nite with NAQCC! It is 11 degres in the "hollar" tonite and about 20 knots of breese. The stove is devouring wood pellets like mad. I just went out to start my truck and found the yard full of frozen dots and dashes, cant tell the inbound one from the outbound ones though! Sorry to those folks I just could not dig out. Thanks John for sending last months noise down to me this month! (Must have been someone elses, mine was still here although signals overrode it this month - K3WWP) If I may get on a soapbox for a minute, fellows when you get a good signal report a 57,8,or 9 try sending your exchange just once! When you are loud and clear I only need to hear it once. If you are asked to repeat just part it is quicker than sending it all twice. (Excellent points! - K3WWP) Okay, sermon over, have a nice christmas and a healthy and enjoyable next year! I'll see you all in the January sprint! Frank
K4ORD - Started on 20M worked KC2MJT in NY, heard nothing else on 20 so on to 40M which seemed much better than the last few sprints, stayed there until the last few minutes when I went to 80M, but too late to make a qso. Used my old J-38 Key I started with 51 years ago,put the knob I won in the NAQCC drawing a few months ago on it and it worked great. Thanks to all, Riley
WB2LQF - My very first NAQCC Sprint. Unfortunately, I was misusing my new audio filter for most of it. When I finally figured out how to use it --- WOW! Bring on the next Sprint. I'm ready now!
N4SAM - Band condx pretty good on 80; never heard any NA calls on 40.
WD4OHD - My first Sprint and first time to use Gen Log. Very noisy on 40m tonight on the Sprint frequencies. Some strong signals from New England area. A fun intro to NAQCC Sprints.
AJ4AY - This was my first NAQCC sprint and it was a fun event. I managed to catch both 80m foxes and continue working in the sprint. 80m was quite noisy do I moved to 40m and called CQ. My thanks to everyone that called. See ya'll next month. AJ4AY Jay NAQCC#55 Mobile, AL
KA8HDE - Had a great time-a shout out to 3 fellow MN chapter members I worked. Not many QSO's by most standards, but doubled my first sprint count. Not much on 40 - 80 was busy. Already looking towards the next one. 72 - chuck
AA2YV - Another good night. after 1 hour I went to 80. It was quiet, but then I got 15 QSO's out of it. Cold here tonight, with more snow on the way. I used just one 40 meter dipole tonight. I like to have two up and running. But the WX is a killer out there.
AF3Z - I tried 40 for a while...no QSOs. Moved to 80, wandered a while, then found a spot to call CQ. Thanks to all who called me, I had fun and kept busy on the freq almost to the end. 80 was in good shape here. I had one qso in my log that I couldn't figure out with W8RAJ in NH & no #/pwr @0245z. Sorry if that was you... I took it out of the log since I didn't have all the info and couldn't make sense of it. :-(
K5MMH - First NAQCC Sprint , great time working folks, super ops.
K9PL - 40-meters: PFR-3 80-meters: Ft. Tuthill 80 Key: J-37 One QSO on very QRN 80-meters, the rest on 40-meters. 20-meters, nil.
WA8SAN - Great night for a sprint, too cold outside. Thanks to all who answered my call. Happy Holidays / Mike
KU4GW - I had a great time in tonight's Sprint! Was using my Begali Camelback straight key. I found out rather fast that 40 meters was not working very well signal wise to my QTH, but when I switched to 80 meters it was great with many strong signals.My 260 feet doublet up 50 feet works great for QRP! I have been a member of NAQCC for several years, but to my recollection this was my first NAQCC Sprint, I think, correct me if I'm wrong John. (You were in the November 2007 sprint with 12 QSO's and 352 points - K3WWP) I have worked a QRP Sprint before, the Zombie Shuffle back at Halloween and was amazed what I accomplished with only 5 watts! I will definitely be back for many more! Very enjoyable! A very Merry Christmas to all my fellow NAQCC members and hope to hear you again in January 2011! Very 72 de Cliff KU4GW NAQCC#1491
NU4B - I wish I had more time. Started Late. I heard many stations. As always a great sprint that's a lot of fun. Thanks everybody for the QSOs.
N8JIW - SHAKER HEIGHTS,OHIO :I had a great time.This was my first sprint.I prepared my station 15 min. ahead of time,log sheet,freq notes, exchange info,etc. My first qso took a disappointing 45 min. I was looking for my problem while calling CQ. I found it.I was using a 500k filter which was to narrow and I had my shift adjusted incorrectly. I basically could not hear very much.See you in January.Happy Holidays.Don
NU7T - The gutter and down spout antenna ( GADS ) at my new home did not work well. Maybe, I shouldn't have cleaned the leaves out of it.
WD0K - Gud Sprint! All types of ops. Special tnx to n5jky for hanging in their, and the folks who put up with my lousy 3's! 72's and Seasons Greetings!!
KA0RJY - NICE SPRINT, THIS WAS FUN AS ALL SPRINTS ARE. (Yep, I love our NAQCC sprints for sure! - K3WWP)
W1OH - First time for the sprint in several months - why am I always so busy?!?! Good time, decent conditions, some familiar calls, all on 40M & 80M (heard but couldn't work K4ORD on 20M near 0130z). Thanks, NAQCC!
N8BB - I am sorry to say I missed the sprint. Christmas stuff, church and a whole lot of things crossed on this day, including a sinus infection that is really hurting my teeth. Trip to the doctor and hopefully Christmas will be saved. Just wanted to say I really wished I had worked the sprint, always my favorite bunch of fellow hams. Last Sunday I was playing with 1 watt and worked UX1AA in the Ukraine so as John say's, QRPp is working, just have to use it and you will be very surprised and happy when it works for you. Take care all my friends and have a safe and Merry Christmas, God Bless You All. And God bless our servicemen and women.
KQ1P - Worked several new calls, that was a treat. The activity came and went like waves on a beach. I wish everyone a pleasant holiday season. 73 John
VE3GNU - Difficult conditions at best---lots of noise at this end (Eastern Ontario)---needed to use max filtering at times (200hz) to retrieve signals on my Argonaut V. Thanks to all for contributing.
WB8LZG - A bit of a slow start for me on 40m , but bands were in gud shape. lost KE5YUM on 40m early , but managded to snag him a little later. Great to work KY7T in AZ fer one of the western sections. Also nice to work some high numbers (KB2RAW #5299 welcome to our sprints) Went to 80m es it was gud condx there also. More QSOs on 80 than i've had in quite a while. Merry Christmas to all of you. Hope Santa brings everyone some "qrp goodies". 73 Gregg
KE5YUM - I enjoyed the sprint as always. I spent the entire time with my MFJ 9040 with a straight key, and it is always great to work new numbers. Thanks to all who worked me.
NQ2W - First time in this sprint. Pretty good activity on 40 meters. Some QRN and QSB but managed to make some FB QSO's. Thanks to eveyrone that put me in the log and thanks to the organizers. Hope to c u next time. 73 and Happy Holidays, Will
K2QPN - First time I had a chance to enter the sprint. Bands very noisy.
K2GLS - As you mentioned in your Sprint email, this is a busy season. No exception in my case as Tuesday was the Winter concert at my granddaughter's high school. An event not to be missed. Fortunately, we got home just before the end of the contest, so no big score, but I can submit a log to help you get over 100 logs again this month.
N7RCS - This was my first NAQCC sprint. Band conditions here in North Idaho were a bit noisy so I only managed a single contact. I look forward to future sprints. Thanks for keeping the flame burning!
KB8FE - Very nice conditions during this December sprint! Heard lots of signals. Worked far fewer than I heard. Stations spread out which was very helpful. Hope to hear more states grab a frequency and call CQ NA for 10 minutes or so. It would give me a chance to increase multipliers. I will try this in the next sprint and hand out 'OH'. Everyone have a nice holiday season!
W8DW - Forgot to submit my log last month with all the contest going on in November. Condition pretty good here and I think the most contacts for me in this sprint. Had a good time, Merry Christmas to all and see you next month.
K4JPN - Condition rough in GA, both on 80 and 40. 72, Steve
K8WSN - Stayed on 80 meters where conditions were superb. Some NAQCC members were peaking 20 over S9 on my vertical. Sorry I missed the first half hour. Completed all attempted QSOs in spite of bad QRM from the CW traffic nets at times. I have to learn to avoid their frequencies. TNX for the FB QSOs. Holiday Greetings to all. Bill (Yes, it's very important to avoid QRM to other services like nets and other clubs' activities. The NAQCC has always made that a top priority and is very good at it - K3WWP)
KD0V - Good Sprint here, not much QRN. 80 meters was very hot the first hour and a half and then cooled off. I had a pipe line between here and OH and PA. I think K3WWP had a long wire stretching to MN or may be hooked on to the end of my antenna. (Seriously, I've always been able to work into MN (and WI, IL) quite easily. I used to work W0CEA in Chisago City regularly on 80M before it was even really dark here. MN is about the most distant state I can work easily on 160M also. - K3WWP)
NU4I - I need to do this more often. (As do ALL club members - K3WWP) Hope to do better next year! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! 72, Ken
K9DTH - I am a new member and this was my first sprint. It was a challenge using 5 watts, but I really enjoyed it. Will look forward to the next sprint...73s Ron
K6MGO - I was hearing "regular" QSO's, but, no NAQCC members, almost got skunked till the last 5 minutes. Where was everyone?
W9CC - It is always fun!
K1IEE - Got my usual count. Had expected to increase it this time as the band sounded great without the heavy QRN. Glad to work NU4B in TN another HW-9 station. Thank you all, 73 Dick
WA4IQL - Tried valiantly to make a contact to no avail. I heard WZ3P and VE3JEV on 40 meters and tried to contact them unsuccesssfully. It's possible my inverted vee needs tweaking. Enjoyed the sprint even though no contacts were made. 73, Bill
AK3X - Got a late start due to other commitments, and had several interruptions. Things just got rolling for me as the sprint ended. 40 meters seemed in pretty good shape for a change. 3 watts to an EFHW @25 feet. It was fun while it lasted! Pete
KX9N - I only was on 40 but later on found 80 had been evan better.Now i know to set up for either one next time.
N9KR - No time this month but did squeeze out 1 late contact for the log submission. Trying out a SDR kit for the 1st time. Nice, but not ready to abandon the knobs & key just yet...
AC4RM - Just getting back on the air after 15 year hiatus so the sprint was my first qso's. The Argonaut 515 has some problems with noisy pots and my power dropped out several times but after being stored for 15 years it performed pretty good. I heard K7YY but the qsb and qrn ate more than their share of signals. I could only steal a few minutes at a time to play but still enjoyable. Thank You, Rob
NP3CW - The 80 mtr and 20 mtr bands were close to Puerto Rico. Many stations heard with strong signals in 40 mtr band but only W8RTJ and WA4FNG. One of the strongest signal heard was N1PQV but he never heard my QRP signal. I was motivated to break my previous score of last Sprint,but need a bit of luck for next one in 2011. Happy Holidays to all. Julio San Juan,PR
KU4A - Didn't hear anybody on 40. Fortunately, 80 was playing pretty well. K3WWP too weak to work.
AA7CU - Worked the sprint from Arizona. 40 meters in SE Arizona was very poor.
N3AEA - Better signals last nite then in previous...Ron
W8RTJ - Just became a member a few days ago and really enjoyed my first NAQCC. Lots of fun and look forward to many more . 72 to all JIM
N8XMS - This was certainly not my best sprint but it was still a lot of fun. I spent about an hour on 40 meters were conditions were pretty good. Then for a little extra challenge I switched over to 80 meters, and even though my old Cushcraft R7 vertical is essentially a dummy load on that band, I still managed to make three contacts there. 73 and Merry Christmas to everyone!
WA2NTK - BAND CONDX HERE WERE PRETTY GOOD. JUST COULDN'T SEEM TO WORK MANY STATIONS. STILL ENJOYED THE SPRINT. LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE IN THE FUTURE.
W4HH - Awful conditions on 40 not much better on 80. Had fun in spite of QSB, QRN.
KA9FQG - Almost missed this month's sprint thinking it was Wednesday night instead of Tuesday - thanks for the reminder emails! Ended up having one of my best efforts ever in a sprint. 80m was very active tonight and enjoyed that a lot. Thanks for another great event. Merry Christmas to all, Mark
WA4FNG - This was my first NAQCC sprint and I had a blast. It was great to hear all of those QRP signals on 40m. Look forward to a better score next time.
N9RLO - I had alot of fun this sprint. Made one more contact than last time. [I'm improving! hi hi.] I intended to work the whole sprint, but I was a bit tired. The s**w and cold wx is getting me down. The deep freeze has come early this year. I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! 73, John
AI4SV - Local noise made it hard to hear on 40m, but 80m was really hopping.
N1PQ - limited to 45 minutes op time
WB8ENE - Rig here is K3. All of the signals on 80 meters were stronger than the ones on 40. Nice sprint. See you in the next one. 73, Art
W2SH - On 20m I only heard FG8AR, and although his signal was strong, I couldn't raise him. At the start 40m was all noise and no signals, but toward the end it was able to provide eight QSOs. 80m was where almost all the action was, and after the first hour I took a short break to join the 80m fox hunt, nailing one pelt.
AE5KM - I had equipment problems, only 1 QSO. But hey, need to report it anyway. (That's what we like - send in a report, no matter how many or how few QSO's it contains. Let's show not how many QSO's are made, but how many hams still love and use CW - K3WWP)
NF8M - At work again this time around, so had to use the car mobile antenna since no HF antennas up at work yet... Had a 75m hamstick which was resonated down in the CQ portion thanks to a bit of lagniappe provided by a cliplead for a topload. Worked for one QSO! (Ingenious! And great dedication to our sprints - thanks - K3WWP)
K9FO - 40 was poor so most of the QSOs on 80. With cold WX the 80 QRN is lower. Rig, TenTec Orion @ 5 watts. McElroy Streamkey, 1940. Flexradio 1500 not yet ready for prime time. Needs a little work on CW. See you next time. 73/72 Will
KD4UKW - Only had time to operate for a few minutes but wanted to participate. I made only 1 QSO... and I sent the wrong member number! I hope to have more on the ball next time....
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, December 15, 0130-0330Z
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.