Jan 2011 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#75)
We wound up with 107 logs from 182 participants which as you know extends our streak of 100+ logs sprints to 10 straight months. I'm looking forward to us hitting 12 months in the March sprint bringing our streak to a full year. Congratulations NAQCC members, you're the best!! Your dedication to our 'little' club is fantastic. - K3WWP
Final Official Results
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1RV 17 17 34 12 408 408 vert K1IEE 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 g5rv@30' KB1PBA 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 67' dblt@??' KQ1P 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 invV@40' N1IMW 5 5 10 3 30 30 ocf dpl@25' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 39 39 78 20 1560 x2 3120 180'dpl@40',invL@85'+85' KA2KGP 16 14 30 13 390 x2 780 g5rv@25' W2JEK 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 40 dpl,80 ef wire both@20' K2GLS 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 80 dpl@20',40 dpl@30' K2VT 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 dpl@32' KC2MJT 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 g5rv@25' NQ2W 4 3 7 4 28 28 invV@40' WA2CCD 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 150' rnd wire@10' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 50 48 98 22 2156 x2 4312 ~110' attic random wire KB3AAG 35 34 69 20 1380 1380 80 loop@35' KC2EGL 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 fld dpl@25' AF3Z 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 dpl@15' WB3T 5 3 8 3 24 24 26' rnd wire@??' N3AEA 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 invV@??' @WA3AAN 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 dpl@30' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N4NM 47 45 92 23 2116 x2 4232 invL@60',40 dpl@55' N3LL 49 46 95 22 2090 x2 4180 slopers@30' K4BAI 36 33 69 18 1242 x2 2484 several@55' K4ORD 35 33 68 17 1156 x2 2312 40 dpl@40', 160 dpl@35' N4ESS 20 19 39 11 429 x2 858 dpl@50' W4DUK 14 14 28 13 364 x2 728 efz@25' N1LU 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 70' ef wire@25' K4UK 14 13 27 12 324 x2 648 invV@??' WB4UHC 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 invV@37' K4NVJ 17 17 34 9 306 x2 612 88' dpl@35' K8IJ 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 vert N4ES 20 20 40 13 520 520 vert W8FV 20 19 39 13 507 507 dblt@45' W4KRN 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 invV@55' WX4RM 13 12 25 8 200 x2 400 gnd mtd vert K4JPN 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 cf zepp@??' NY4G 15 15 30 12 360 360 g5rv@70' K3RLL 16 15 31 11 341 341 vert WD4OHD 14 14 28 11 308 308 40/80 dpl@25' N5GW 11 11 22 8 176 176 cfz@50' N4SAM 9 9 18 9 162 162 dlta loop@55' KU4A 10 10 20 8 160 160 40 slp dpl@40',80 slp@40' WT5L 10 10 20 8 160 160 mb vert N4FI 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 115' rnd wire@20' KB0ETU 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 g5rv@35' KA8VZB 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 40' ef wire@20' WB5NMZ 2 2 4 2 8 8 80 dpl@40' K4KRW 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 wndm@30' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WF5W 38 37 75 24 1800 x2 3600 dpl@72' W5YDM 32 31 63 21 1323 x2 2646 40 dpl@18' W5IQS 24 23 47 18 846 x2 1692 fan dpl@30' WB5UAA 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 invV@30' N5PJY 18 18 36 10 360 x2 720 g5rv@45' W5QLF 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 vert KE9DR 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 dlta loop@35' AE5KM 9 9 18 9 162 162 g5rv@25' KB5JO 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 88' dblt@20' KD5MMM 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 invV@40' KC2EE 8 8 16 7 112 112 80 dlta loop@70' WA5HDL 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 gnd mtd vert N5KIP 7 7 14 4 56 56 vert KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 invV@30' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N6DIT 12 12 24 8 192 x2 396 dpl@40' KA6AIL 3 3 6 3 18 18 40 dlta loop@??' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N7KM 34 33 67 17 1139 x2 2278 gnd mtd vert N7YY 12 12 24 8 192 192 dpl@30' AA7CU 5 5 10 3 30 30 mobile whip WU7F 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 g5rv@20' K7HAP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 40M whip SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N8BB 47 44 91 23 2093 x2 4186 collinear dpl@60' N8QY 37 35 72 20 1440 x2 2880 g5rv@25' NI8N 36 35 71 20 1420 x1.5 2130 67' vert NF8M 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 ocf dpl@35' WB8LZG 23 23 46 12 552 x2 1104 dpl@30',500' lw KB8FE 13 12 25 10 250 x2 500 invL@60' AC8AP 15 15 30 8 240 x2 480 g5rv@50' N8XMS 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 vert WB8ENE 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 135' dblt@15', 4btv@25' N8IUP 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 40 dlta loop@??' WA8SAN 6 6 12 3 36 36 vert KD8FDK 2 2 4 2 8 8 invV@30' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W9HLY 49 47 96 22 2112 x2 4224 dpl@55' KA9FQG 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 g5rv@35' NF9D 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 80 ??@??' W9CC 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 80 loop@15' KB0KFX 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 vert AA9L 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 trp dpl@50' K9KHJ 9 9 18 5 90 x2 180 ef sloper@15-35' KB9IVA 7 7 14 5 70 70 130' cobra@50' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9OSC 31 31 62 18 1116 x2 2232 zepp@30' N8LA 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 dpl@35' WD0K 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 dlta loop@36' NE0S 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 invV@55' K0KCY 15 15 30 11 330 330 dpl@40' K0HJC 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 cfz@35' W0GAF 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 ef wire@40' KI0J 8 8 16 7 112 112 gnd mtd vert, sloper@35' KC0PMH 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 135' dblt@25' KA8HDE 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 g5rv@25' W6GMT 4 4 8 4 32 32 invV@??' K0MDS 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 wndm@40' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3RCN 22 21 43 15 645 x2 1290 gnd mtd vert, 80 dpl@25' VE3KI 15 15 30 9 270 270 gnd mtd vert VA3PEN 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 gnd mtd vert VE3FUJ 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 dpl@22' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1ZZI 57 54 111 27 2997 2997 3el yagi@??',dlta loop@??' AA4NN 40 36 76 18 1368 x1.5 2052 20 4el@90' 40 2el@102' 80 dpl@90' @ Non-member not eligible for certificate or prize AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: K1RV 1st SWA W2: W2SH 1st SWA W3: K3WWP 1st SWA W4: N4NM 1st SWA W5: WF5W 1st SWA W6: N6DIT 1st SWA W7: N7KM 1st SWA W8: N8BB 1st SWA W9: W9HLY 1st SWA W0: K9OSC 1st SWA Canada: VE3RCN 1st SWA DX: n/a 1st Gain: K1ZZI First time entrant high scorer: K1ZZI The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: KB4QQJ - 23 WA1LWS - 20 K9TJL - 19 KF4GDX - 10 W8DW - 9 NV1B - 8 W9NX - 7 WV1N - 7 W8RTJ - 6 WA5RML - 6 AB8S - 5 K5GQ - 5 W8SX - 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: 107 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 182 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1610 States represented: 36 + DC ON QC GOLDEN LOGS - 50 of 107 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AA7CU AF3Z K0KCY K0MDS K1IEE K4BAI K4KRW K4ORD K7HAP K8IJ K9KHJ KA2KGP KA8HDE KA8VZB KA9FQG KB0ETU KB0KFX KB1PBA KB8FE KC0PMH KC2EGL KD5MMM KQ1P KU4A N1IMW N1LU N4ES N4FI N5KIP N7YY N8BB N8LA N8XMS NF8M NQ2W NY4G VA3PEN VE3FUJ VE3KI W2JEK W4DUK W4KRN WA5HDL WB5NMZ WB5UAA WB8ENE WD4OHD WT5L WU7F 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 - I think what I said to myself at 0330Z sums up my feelings about the sprint. I said, "Oh baby, that was fun!" It was. I don't know that I've said that before right at the end of a sprint, although in reality, they all are fun.
It started off very slowly. Not much on 40, but I did get 4 QSO's there in the first 15 minutes. The next 15 minutes on 80 weren't much better with only 4 more QSO's. That's 8 in the first half hour - boy it's going to be a slow night. However a few minutes past 0200Z, 80 came alive, and by 0230 I had 22 QSO's in the log from 17 multipliers. So mult-wise, that was very good. By 0300Z it was 32 QSO's, 19 mults. I figure now I have a chance at 40 QSO's. Well I hit that mark at 0313 and wondered if I could make it to 50 now. 5 QSO's in the next 10 minutes made 45 with only 5 minutes left. Can I do a QSO a minute? I sat on 3561.4 and called CQ, and did get my 5 QSO's, one for each minute, and finished # 50 with Jim AF3Z just as the clock struck 0330Z. Whew, baby, that was indeed fun! Oh, it was great to work so many new members along with my old friends. I must mention Mike KC2EGL who was down here on Monday for a visit. He was a real 599 which is the strongest I've heard him as far as I can recall.
NF9D - One of the most productive sprints I can remember. I even had to bust a couple of pile-ups on 80, and that's a first. Glad I made it in as one of K3WWP's 'Nifty Fifty'.
WB5NMZ - Thanks for putting on another FB sprint!
K4KRW - I didn't get much time to play tonight. I always look forward to these sprints. Thanks!
KC0PMH - This is my first sprint. What a blast I had in the limited time I had available. I will be back, this is great fun! Thanks and God Bless all de KC0PMH - Wayne.
K9OSC - Much better conditions tonight. 40 was great but had a huge line noise issue here. Went to 80 and much quieter. Another top notch Sprint and thanks to all for the contacts.
N1IMW - Great sprint yet again. Not a whole bunch of sigs on 40 but enough to make the night fun! See you all next month !
K1RV - This was my first sprint. Lots of fun even though I only had about 40 minutes to operate! I'll be back again for sure. Pi - K1RV # 449
N5PJY - This was my first NAQCC sprint to actually get involved in, and to turn in a log. I really had a blast with it, and I hope that I have the time in the future to get involved in more of them. Thanks to all of the great ops, and especially for their patience. I never knew that a sprint could be some much fun. Best of 73's es gud luck.
W2JEK - got on late. bands seemed pretty good tonight. used my yaesu ft-840 at 5w to wire antennas. glad to work k3wwp. hope this will be another 100+ log sprint. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
W5QLF - This is only my second entry in a NAQCC Sprint but I really enjoyed it! The operators aren't as intense as in other CW contests and the speeds are down at a comfortable copying range for me. I lost about 3 contacts due to fading that was just too deep and long to pull out. I definitely will be back next month. BTW: John, your e-mail reminders are really handy. 72, Joe, W5QLF
WD4OHD - Very noisy on 40m, 20m was closed, good signals generally on 80m. I need to get more familiar with Genlog. Another fun Sprint.
KB9IVA - Good Sprint Alot of Qrm on 40 Whole Sprint "FUN"
KE9DR - 80 was great so I just stayed there. 20 was dead again and 40 was ok except for lots of QSB. Once again lots of fun. Thanks to everyone. 73 Bert
WX4RM - Good sprint as always. 40 meters was my bread and butter tonite. Heard tons of stations on 80, my peanut whistle just could not be heard on 80 except for WD4OHD and K4ORD. Thanks for pulling me out of the din!!
KB0KFX - Great fun on my first NAQCC contest and 2nd contest submission ever. I learned a few things of what not to do next time. Surprisingly I found better success on 80m instead of 40m. I can see how this can boost my CW proficiency. The new to me Argonaut V works great and now see the AGC pumping people talk about. Great fun on simple equipment and think I will do this again.
W5IQS - This was far and away the best band conditions I have experienced for a QRP Sprint. 20 meters was slow here in Texas but lots of stations on 40. I didn't even bother to listen on 80 meters. Lots of fun. Evan
K1ZZI - Enjoyed it! First time as a member. Spent more time fiddling with submitting the log than doing the sprint. Hope I got it right. Think I need to figure out Auto logger next time. Best DX was N7MOB in WA and N6DIT in CA. 72, Ralph K1ZZI #5328 GA
N4ESS - A great way to jump back in time. I get a sheet of paper to log on, sharpen a pencil, and use the radio panel lights to see my log. I get the straight key ready, put on an old pair of headphones, and drift back in time. Two hours later I am dragged kicking and screaming back into reality when I have to turn on the computer and send in my log. But for two hours I am in a different place and a different time.
K3RLL - To paraphrase, "40 meters was alive with the sound of QRP", and how good it was! Nice to hear so many new NAQCC Sprinters. The digi stuff seemed to stay below 4041 last night, thankfully. My apologies to several stations I lost in QSB, but it surprises me that I couldn't hear someone who could hear me. Without 80 meters, it sounds like I missed the "big" action, but still had fun. 72 ... Don
WD0K - Greetings All ! First hour on 40 and 80 were Ok, then the noise level esculated to make the final hour somewhat disapointing. Was able to pick out K3WWP. My state count was down. Had a regular pipeline N to S. Going to thy the 160 milliwat (It's not a mW sprint, you can use the full 5 watts on 160 meters. - K3WWP) sprint for the first time. Should be a exercise in frustration. 72 all, stay warm! Rich/wd0k-#664
N7KM - Just a note to express appreciation to those who organized this sprint. This was my first contest event ever and I had a good time. The concept of a two hour event is great. My J38 blinked when it saw the light of day and I'm sure it was as painful to to those who copied as it was for me to send. I 'll practice and be back. TNX, 72, KEN
NI8N - Nice Sprint. Copied all but one station and since there was so much activity on 80, I never left the band. I hope any stations using less than 5 watts will comment on that in a soapbox posting. These sprints are a great activity for the club. Congratulations to the club leadership. 73 Jack
WA2CCD - tnx to w9hly for hanging in there.
KC2MJT - Bands were as rough as sandpaper, yet heard a lot of members trying to push through it! Happy to work VE3RCN. I spent 5 yrs in the USN and enjoyed running into the RCN here and there. The seas were usually running 60 feet off of Newfoundland when we ran into them so we mostly just saw whitewater, but we believe it was them. Kevin has a great SK FIST that really helps you pull his characters out of the noise. Glad he has good ears to boot!
N1LU - 20m was dead and 40m not much better here. Got most of mine on 80m with heavy noise. Another contest started at 0200 which didn't help the conditions any. Was fun anyway.
KA6AIL - Glad to be back. Miss last month. I made my first QRP qso on 80mt tonight. 72's
K9KHJ - Quite a busy start with lots of us bumping into each other--then, boom, everyone went away except for some TX and FL stations rolling into Wisconsin. Hung up the headphones at about 90 minutes, impressed with the cordial nature of CW QRP ops. Nice to work my near-neighbor, Gary WN9U.
WU7F - Late start, but got one! (also worked someone doing other contest)TNX 72
KA8HDE - First hour was frustrating with alot of QSB-sorry if it caused any problems for my QSO's. However it's still rewarding to witness the miracle of QRP. I've yet to have many QSO's during a sprint, but it's still fun trying.
VA3PEN - Not much success tonight. It may be because of my vertical antenna that was buried in the snow that turned into ice, then some more snow on top of it. I could hear only a few stations on 40m, and some more stations but these seemed to be coming from a far distance in a dream and certainly not copyable. N3LL was coming in strong but he could not hear me, I continously tried a few times in vain until finally he could copy me, which took about an hour. It was fun.
AF3Z - I got on for the last 20 minutes... and enjoyed 5 qsos on 80M. (and thanks for letting me be one of them. It was my 50th, you made my sprint! - K3WWP) I'm using my old Ten Tec 544 due to rig failure in my Omni VI... I bought the 544 used in '82... It has been fun dusting it off again. 73 & 72
KD5MMM - heard some gud sigs tonight, better than expected. Fun as always 73 all
W5YDM - FT950/5w/40m dipole at 18ft. Many very weak signals.
AA4NN - First time to us a Bug in a contest, hope I didn't bring tears to anyone's eyes. Pretty good condx except for 20 meters where I heard nothing from NA participants. All in all a good time. de Joe
WF5W - Hope I finally got the logging correct this time. Fun with the straight key, using the Begali camelback...
NF8M - Got to be on for most of the 2 hours this time. 80 was definitely the band to be on. I did work my neighbor Paul N8XMS in the next town over on 40 and finally got Gregg WB8LZG who usually skips right over me on 80. 72!
VE3FUJ - It seemed I had a private line into Florida, half my contact were from there HEE HEE. Another fun evening, not too many signal. The first one was tough many repeats, other than that things went smoothly. To those I should have heard and didn't, I'm sorry, thank to the who heard me, and stayed with me. Brion
N4SAM - i GOT A LATE START BUT CONDITIONS SEEMED GOOD ON 80 METERS. NO SPRINTERS HEARD ON 160. (We don't use 160 except for our yearly special 160M sprint coming up next week, that's why - K3WWP)
KB8FE - Out of thirteen contacts completed I gave out eleven reports of 599 ... strange conditions. KF4GDX (in SC) was s9+8 ... three others were S9+5. Sure is interesting running low power.
K8IJ - Could have done without the invasion of the Locusts, but still great fun! Many thanks to all. Vy 73, Charlie
WB8LZG - K2 @ 5w Super sprint tonight! Grabbed K4BAI at the start, then got a "landline" call. 25 mins later , i was back at it. 40 was vy noisy , but lots of signals.Had another BEELINE into Texas agn. The "Lone Star state" was well represented on 40m. out of 15 QSOs on 40, 8 were with Texas stns ! Florida took a close second with 4 QSOs. Then i switched over to 80M. what a difference in noise levals. 80 was producing gud QSO rate es i wish id have checked it sooner. Lots of signals from "close in" that i dont usually snag.got a lot of needed multipliers. Nice to work some old friends es also nice to see our #'s climbing steadily. CUL 73 Gregg
KE5YUM - I am getting over the flu (quickly I hope - K3WWP), so I didn't feel like spending a lot of time at the keyer. I am thankful for the three contacts that I made--N3LL, N8XMS, and AA4NN.
K2GLS - A cold icy night; a perfect time to stay home and have fun working the other hams participating in the Sprint. My best "DX" on 40 with 5 watts, UT, thanks to K7KM for digging my signal out of the noise.
KD8FDK - This is my first cw contest and KB3AAG is my first cw contact. I am far from being a cw operaor. My last entry has the call in error. It should be N8QY rather than N8GGM. It's not so much as to be concerned about the score, but savor the flavor of getting involved.
K4ORD - Conditions on 40 & 80 were very good here with lots of strong signals, started on 40M and made 8 qso's then on to 80M where I made 27 more. For most of the first hour and half I was search and pounce, seems when I would hear a station he was working somebody, so I figured if I was going to get a big score had to find a freq. and call cq and when I did had a great run on 80M. Thanks to all 72/73 Riley
NQ2W - Conditions not the best here in Albany, NY. Antennas are all iced up - I was hoping to get on 20 at the start but the SWR was just too high. The SWR of my 40m inverted vee was manageable but not where it should be to maximize efficiency. I hope the ice melts soon. Happy to work those that I did - Nice to work WD5GLO with his 2 watts. For the most part, signals were up and down - mostly down. My fingers are crossed for better conditions in February. Thanks for the great opportunity. 72/73, Will
W9HLY - Good condx & a great workout.
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W output, dipole and zepp on 40, inverted vee for 80. Best combination of conditions on 40 and 80 and activity I have experienced in a NAQCC Sprint. Unfortunately, I was committed to the Locust QSO Party (as a "secret swarmer") from 0200 until 0254Z, so I missed about a hour of the Sprint. During the LQP, when I was running high power, I switched from 40 to 80 and forgot to switch the antenna. So, for all of the 80M time in LQP and for most of the 80M time afterward in the Sprint, I was using my 40M dipole on 80M. Strangely, the ATU tuned it for an apparent good SWR and I didn't suspect the problem until Riley, K4ORD, gave me a "549." Thanks for the honest report, Riley. I then changed to the 80M antenna and Riley reported the signal as "579." So, I probably missed some QSOs on 80 in both events due to stupidly forgetting to change antennas. The 40M dipole has often been a good low noise listening antenna on 80M, but I never dreamed that it would work at all as a transmit antenna on 80M. Thanks for all QSOs and see you next month. Tonight and maybe tomorrow night, I will try to activate the QRPARCI club call K6JSS/4 in the QRPARCI fiftieth anniversary Jubilee on 40 and/or 80 CW. You can see spots at: http://qrpspots.com. I will spot myself and frequency when I start up and when I go QRT. GA has the call for the celebration until (I believe) 7 PM Sunday EST. Ater that, it goes on to other states for a week each. 73/72, John, K4BAI
K4JPN - Got a late start and nothing heard on 40M, as usual 20M was dead in the evening here in GA. Fortunately 80M seemed to be pretty good. 73, Steve
K1IEE - Been using my HW-8 exclusively for the month. Was not sure about its performance with the sprint but thanks to the skill of the sprint operators it worked well had a fun time. Thank you all. 73 Dick
AA7CU - Worked the sprint from Sierra Vista, Arizona
W4DUK - Had another great time! Of my 14 contacts, 10 were new ones for me. 73 de Dave.
N8BB - I had a great time other than being run off the spots I was cq'n. Seems I would get a run going and then get qrm'd badly and be forced to move. Hope it was the band changing and not done without listening. Had to run the filter down to 500hz to copy most so I hope I didn't lose to many that were fixed on a freq. Karen W4KRN had a great signal and to Richard KD8FDK, you did fine, happy to to work you. This is how you get your feet wet. Thanks to everyone again, see you next sprint.
KA2KGP - Another nice sprint, conditions fair to good here in WNY. 40M. was long with weak sigs, but some strong 5w QRP signals on 80M. 73 to all.
K4NVJ - Conditions not bad from Alabama.
KU4A - A low-noise night here, so everyone was close to armchair copy. Great condx. Might have made more Qs but went back to my hockey game after awhile.
N8XMS - Not even close to a great sprint result for me but still a lot of fun. I spent about an hour on 40 meters. I didn't hear very many signals and what I did hear was almost all long stuff - like MT, NM, and TX (my QTH is MI).
N8QY - GREAT NIGHT FOR 80 METERS AT MY QTH. THIS WAS THE MOST FUN I HAVE HAD ON 80 FOR SOMETIME. I JUST PARKED AT 3555 FOR THE NIGHT. THANKS TO ALL.
WB8ENE - Enjoyable sprint as usual. I had to ask my son to turn off his plasma TV so I could make some contacts on 80 meters, which is where I made all but one of my contacts. Looking forward to the next sprint. When are the awards for golden logs going to be handed out? 73, Art
KB0ETU - BIG QRM from 0215-0258 and again from 0312 to 0330+. Pretty much wiped out all three bands for me tonight. Still, it was a challenge. Hope to do better next month. 72/73, Phil
KB5JO - Fun as always tho lil crowded with psk, qro, etc.
KB3AAG - Another fine nite for a sprint! Cold dark and noisey here in the hollar. WB5UAA I had a hard time getting your call, just as I finally did in spite of running a realy tight 8 pole CW filter two stations jumped square on us! Thanks for finding me again! Lesson Time, when you are told you are a "DUPE" IT MEANS THE STATION YOU ARE CALLING INDICATES HE HAS ALREADY WORKED YOU ON THE BAND !!! It is no bad thing as he would rather have the call than miss you! But the thing to do is just say thanks and GO AWAY! (It's often best to just work him, then mark it as a dupe in your log. That's what a lot of the great contesters do. - K3WWP) Dont argue with him, if he thinks he has already worked you you aint going to win the battle. If he messed up its his loss! Thanks to all and hope to see you next month or before! Frank
N8LA - I'm back. Didn't make the December sprint. Got on Santa's "Naughty" List by decorating the Christmas tree with TP(XYL removed it and hung "proper" decorations), so knew he wouldn't bring me many, if any, contacts for a Yule Log submission. Fifteen QSOs with twelve SPCs is a personal high, in more ways than one, for me, I believe. Began snowing heavily here about a half hour into the sprint, XYL informed me. Had about an inch on the ground by the time sprint finished. Supposed to snow until tomorrow afternoon. What do I care, got QRP to keep me warm! Forty was good to begin with and then went to eighty where things were really jumpin' (some kinda "speed demon" CW contest seemed to be going on there.) Went to twenty, but it seemed to be so dead that my C(Q)PR couldn't even revive it. Went back to forty, but it seemed to have succumed in the interim also. Back on eighty things were still jumpin'. Most satisfying QSO was with KB0KFX in Wisconsin. He was 229 and it took me about ten minutes to get all of his information. He hung in there like a trooper through my many requests for repeats! Yes,it was fun, fun, fun, though my sweetie took my TP away!
KQ1P - QRN was tough here on 80m, S7 to S9 with crashes to +20 db. Easier to listen on 40m but activity was light. Great start to the year regardless; worked some new members and some old friends. 73 John
K0HJC - Nice conditions, nice signals! Wish I could have spent the whole two hours! Thanks, all!
W4KRN - Stayed on 80m, tried calling stations on 40m, but no one hearing me. Hope to make more contacts next month. Tnx all.
VE3RCN - See you in the 160m sprint!
K0MDS - Jumped in for a few minutes before going to a meeting. Lots of stations heard in a few minutes.
W2SH - 40m showed a long skip from the start, but the band pretty well pooped out after 30 minutes. As evidence, I logged an unsensational eight QSOs during the first half hour and only three in the second half hour. I did devote several minutes to catching N7KM in UT, my best DX of the evening. 80m was definitely a happier place to be for lots of QSOs and quite nice conditions.
WB4UHC - My 2nd sprint and better conditions = more fun. Still had lot of QRN and QSB that caused the loss of a few contacts.
N5GW - staying in cabin in TN mtns with xyl and cat. Two in. snow on gnd-wonderful cuz dont see much at home QTH in MS. Rig K-1.
KC2EGL - Things would have gone much better if I did not have someone following me and blowing my signal out of the water with their amp cranked up and just sending CQ CQ CQ. No call sign just called CQ. Other than that I had a blast working those who did not suffer the amp wrath. Thanks for answering my CQ or letting me answer your CQ. The toughest one to log tonight was our VP John K3WWP. I heard him as soon as the sprint started. I tried answering his CQ NA with out any luck. So I came back to his spot on the dial and tried again from time to time. 25 minutes into the sprint he heard me answer his CQ. CU next time on the radio. 73 Mike
AE5KM - Things were better this month. I had been having issues that I thought were propagation, but after talking to K5JYD and W5YDM, I inspected my antenna system and found I had incorrectly assembled some UHF connectors. So things are back to normal. I was pressed for time on this sprint or I would have made more contact. Maybe next week.
N8IUP - Tnx,Had fun..........
WB3T - My first Sprint - had a good time but Q's were hard to come by on 40. Maybe next time I'll set up an 80M rig. Used the 40/30/20 KX1 and random antenna hanging out my bedroom window.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, January 20, 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.