Feb 2011 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#76)
Here are our top totals in logs received. This month we came in 5th place out of the 11 straight months we've had 100+ logs:
Aug 2010 - 135
Jun 2010 - 121
Dec 2010 - 120
Sep 2010 - 119
Feb 2011 - 118
Thanks to all who participated, especially to those who participated AND reported their results. - K3WWP
Final Official Results
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB1PBA 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 67' dblt@28' W1PID 9 9 18 7 126 126 ocf dpl@??' KQ1P 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 invV@40' K1YAN 8 7 15 6 90 90 g5rv@30' K1IEE 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 g5rv@30' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KA2KGP 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 g5rv@25' KD2MX 16 15 31 11 341 x2 682 600' loop@20' KU2US 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 102'g5rv@50',efw@50' W2JEK 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 40dpl,80efw,both@20' K2JT 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 dpl@30' AA2YK 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 dpl@30' K2VT 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 dpl@32' WA2WUH 8 7 15 8 120 x2 240 dpl@25' WA2JSG 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 elev vert@12' W2HWW 10 10 20 7 140 x1.5 210 gnd mtd vert NQ2W 12 12 24 8 192 192 invV@40' KC2MJT 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 g5rv@20' N2YI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 gnd mtd vert 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 KB3AAG 52 49 101 22 2222 2222 80 loop@35' K3WWP 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 ~110' attic rnd wire WB3T 21 21 42 11 462 462 80 dpl@20' KC2EGL 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 fld dpl@25' AK3X 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 67' efw@22' N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 2 invV@??' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 46 45 91 21 1911 x2 3822 40dpl,88'cfz,80invV,all@55' N3LL 42 42 84 22 1848 x2 3696 1/4 wv slopers@30' K4ORD 34 33 67 16 1072 x2 2144 40 dpl@40', 160 dpl@35' K4UK 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 160 invV@??' K3RLL 29 25 54 15 810 810 stealth vert W4KRN 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 invV@55' WX4RM 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 gnd mtd vert N4SAM 14 14 28 11 308 x1.5 462 dlta loop@55' WB4UHC 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 80 invV@37' N4ESS 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 dpl@50' K4NVJ 12 11 23 8 184 x2 368 88'dpl@35' W4DUK 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 efz@25' WT5L 13 13 26 8 208 208 vert W5IQS 8 6 14 7 98 x2 196 40 dpl@20' K4JPN 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 80 cfz@32' N4ES 9 9 18 8 144 144 vert W4JVY 9 8 17 4 68 x2 136 invV@40' WB5NMZ 9 9 18 7 126 126 40 vert,80 dpl@35' WS4P 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 invV@35' KU4A 8 8 16 7 112 112 40 slp dpl@40',80 slp dpl@40' N1LU 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 70' efw@25' AI4SV 7 7 14 4 56 56 40 vert AI4VA 5 5 10 5 50 50 attic lw K4DXV 6 6 12 4 48 48 vert AF4LB 4 3 7 3 21 x2 42 dpl@55' KA8VZB 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 66' efw@20' WA4FYN 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 5btv vert gnd mtd SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K5JX 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 gnd mtd vert W5YDM 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 40 dpl@18' AE5KM 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 g5rv@25' KC2EE 25 25 50 16 800 800 80 dlta loop@50' KE9DR 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 420' loop@50' AE5VB 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 invV@65' WB5UAA 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 invV@30' N5JKY 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 attic dpl KB5JO 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 88' dblt@20' KE5YUM 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 dpl@30' KD5MMM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 invV@40' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N6DIT 16 16 32 7 224 x2 448 dpl@40' K6CSL 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 40dltaloop,indoordpl&loop AA7EE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 invV@47' KA6AIL 1 1 2 1 2 2 40 dlta loop@35' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NX1P 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 185' dblt@50' WU7R 13 12 25 9 225 x1.5 338 windom@35' WD8KRV 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 cfz@45' N7YY 15 15 30 9 270 270 dpl@30' AA7CU 10 10 20 8 160 160 mobile whip@12' AB7MP 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 invV@35' NU7T 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 80 dpl@6' N7FV 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 dpl@25' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N8BB 52 51 103 24 2472 x2 4944 collinear dpl@60' W8DW 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 vert WB8LZG 14 13 27 13 351 x2 702 dpl@30', lw@30' WB8ENE 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 135' dblt@15' NF8M 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 ocf dpl@35' KB8FE 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 266' invV@60' W8VFM 7 7 14 5 70 70 mobile whip on roof WA8SAN 5 5 10 3 30 30 g5rv@25' N8XMS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 r7 vert SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W9HLY 48 46 94 21 1974 x2 3948 dpl@55' W9CC 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 160 invV@35' KB0KFX 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 vert KA9FQG 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 g5rv@35' WA9VEE 13 12 25 10 250 x2 500 200' lw@35' AA9L 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 trp dpl@50' K9PL 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 dpl@25' K9IS 10 10 20 10 200 200 horiz loop@??' K9KHJ 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 ef slpr@15-35' N0OKS 8 8 16 5 80 80 4btv vert N9KR 4 4 8 2 16 16 efz@??' N9RLO 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 rnd wire@10' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KD0V 36 35 71 20 1420 x2 2840 g5rv@50' W7FB 48 46 94 22 2068 2068 40 cfz@48',80 1/4wv vert K9OSC 28 28 56 18 1008 x2 2016 cfz@30' N0TA 28 27 55 17 935 x2 1870 gnd mtd vert WD0K 23 22 45 15 675 x2 1350 dlta loop@36' NE0S 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 invV@55' K0HJC 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 cfz@35' K0MDS 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 windom@40' KA0RJY 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 vert N8LA 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 dpl@35' K0KCY 15 15 30 11 330 330 dpl@40' KC0PMH 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 135' dblt@25' KA8HDE 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 g5rv@25' W0LGU 6 6 12 5 60 x1.5 90 80 dpl@20' K0MLT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 dpl@??' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3KI 20 20 40 14 560 560 gnd mtd vert VE3FUJ 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 40 dpl@22',g5rv@35' VA3PEN 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 gnd mtd vert SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NP3CW 16 11 27 10 270 x2 540 g5rv@23' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1ZZI 46 45 91 20 1820 1820 3el yagi@??', 80 dlta loop@??' KK7S 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 yagi@50', invL@50' W8RTJ 29 29 58 16 928 928 F12 C4SXL@??', 160/80 dpls@??' AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: KB1PBA 1st SWA W2: KA2KGP 1st SWA W3: KB3AAG 1st SWA W4: K4BAI 1st SWA W5: K5JX 1st SWA W6: N6DIT 1st SWA W7: NX1P 1st SWA W8: N8BB 1st SWA W9: W9HLY 1st SWA W0: KD0V 1st SWA Canada: VE3KI 1st SWA DX: NP3CW 1st Gain: K1ZZI First time entrant high scorer: W7FB The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: W8FV - 35 WA1LWS - 18 W0AAA - 12 K5JYD - 10 W7OM - 10 K0TC - 8 K3OXG - 7 W3PD - 6 AF4O - 5 N3ES - 5 W4ISI - 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: 118 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 169 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1656 States represented: 36 + DC + ON + DL F UR KP4 GOLDEN LOGS - 45 of 118 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AA7CU AA7EE AA9L AI4SV K0HJC K0KCY K1IEE K1YAN K2JT K2VT K4DXV K4JPN K4ORD KA6AIL KA8HDE KA8VZB KA9FQG KB0KFX KB1PBA KB8FE KC0PMH KD5MMM KQ1P KU4A N1LU N2YI N3AEA N4ES N8LA N8XMS N9RLO NF8M NQ2W NX1P VE3FUJ W0LGU W4DUK W9CC WA2JSG WA8SAN WB4UHC WB5NMZ WB5UAA WB8ENE WT5LIf 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 - The worst local QRN I've ever had. My S-meter stayed at S9+10 to S9+30 the whole 2 hours. I guess someone has some new electronic gadget noise maker in the row of houses here. Very disappointing. My sincere apologies to those who called that I just couldn't copy. Also apologies to anyone I may have stepped on with my CQ. I just couldn't hear much of anything here. Only being in almost 1,000 contests over the years let me get what little I did get. Makes me wish I had a nice hilltop location out in the country with some nice big high antennas like some of you have.
N1LU - Too tired, but thought I'd make a quick appearance. Condx very bad here. Sigs very weak with lots or QRN. When is that new solar cycle supposed to kick in?
KC0PMH - This time I think I got into double figures! This is one new years resolution I can keep - get on the air in the Sprints, it doesn't matter how many or how few I worked I have a blast every time. (Great attitude! Now I don't feel quite as bad about my poor results. Thanks - K3WWP) See you all next time. 72 all and Good Luck. God Bless all de Wayne
K2VT - Used the K1. Nice condx on 40m
WA4FYN - WISH I HAD A CW FILTER.
KC2MJT - Wow! Hardly elbow room tonight. Had only an hour, but I believe it's my best.
N0OKS - First test. Gave up after an hour. Thanks to all who called me.
W4JVY - Fun contest had a lot psk and rtty on 7035 that made it hard. may think about more room (wider freq spann) Don.
KK7S - 40 meters actually worked pretty well for me tonight. Lots of long QSOs. I guess my little wire yagi is doing some good. I couldn't get anything going on 80m with my old inverted L. Never heard a peep on 20m. I got about an hour of operating time on this one. Great to work you guys. 73, Chadd
AE5VB - Had a great time for first qrp sprint the logger I need some training on thanks everyone. Hugh
KB5JO - Condx pretty good here using Norcal 40A.
K4DXV - Haven't worked a sprint in several months, and finally had some free time. Not many Q's, but very enjoyable. Good ops, very patient. Hope to be back again soon, time and circumstances permitting!
N0TA - Tried 20m first - no one home. 40m was really productive until about 0245. Moved to 80m and was suprised to make 8 Q's. Thanks for a fun time! K3, 1/4 vertical, and GenLog.
K9OSC - Despite lots of line noise I made a go of it. 40 meters worked best for me and lots of activity up there. Lots of fun as always.
NX1P - Fun First NAQCC Sprint.
WB3T - 80M was alive tonight and I enjoyed several back-to-back QSOs. I almost felt like a DX station working the brief pileups! Also worked K3WWP (#2) who was great to meet on the air. OK I finally got a decent number of Q's in this one, sure had fun! My HW-9 station at a smudge under 5W did great, next month maybe a K1... ??? We'll see!
KE9DR - Another fun sprint. Both 40 and 80 were good, so I worked 40 the first hour then 80 the second. Some QRN and lots of NA QRM. Thanks to everyone. 73 Bert
VA3PEN - This time, most of my contacts were made on 80m. This is quite unusual because I usually stay on 40m. The QRN level on 40m was quite high tonight and I was not copying enough stations so I had to move down to 80m. To my surprise, 80m was booming tonight at my location. Only a few could be heard on this band for the past one year. 73.
K9KHJ - Fun while it lasted. Started out strong before it all seemed to vaporize about 60 minutes in. Used a newly re-done Signal Electric R62 all the way through and had a ball.
W5YDM - 40m not too good tonight. Heard a lot on 80m but my 40m dp not good on 80m for qrp so I couldn't cash in. I got tested several times tonight: KI6NTB gave me a member number of 5592 but the member list showed 2373. Asked for a repeat and got the same number again. KC2EE gave me a member number of 210 but the member list shows 230. He gave it to the next contact also. And the usual RV'ers gave me different states than Genlog showed.
KB0KFX - This is my second club sprint and managed to do a little better this month. This time I called CQ for the first time and had about 4 in a row come back to me. I about had a meltdown and made a few mistakes. This is super fun and thanks for everyone being cordial and patient with one other. It was strange I called N3LL numerous times to his CQs on both 40m and 80m. Very strong, but evidentially not going from WI to FL. One of these times my work schedule will allow me to operate the full contest. Rig: Argonaut V
K9PL - Very poor conditions, few stations heard on 40-meters and none on 20-meters. A bit better luck on 80-meters. Used PFR-3, NorCal 40A and FT. Tuthill 80. J-37 key. QRT by 03:00
KD5MMM - Made a few again, got a late start. Hope we get over 100. 73 all ..
N3LL - A bit noisy here in Fla but condx were good and signals over the QRN most of the time. I Missed a few guys when noise was bad, sorry. Great fun on my Birthday night !!! Now time for a birthday 807 !! Bob
W9HLY - Noisy 80m band but good participation. Had a couple that wanted the second contact. Guess they liked my fist. Well, maybe for some other reason. Enjoyed it, time went fast.
WD8KRV - Got started late but managed some contacts. 40 not in great shape here; some QRN and QSB. I think I was being heard better than I was hearing tonight. (I KNOW I WAS - K3WWP) -Dave
NF8M - Vy QRN tonite on 40 - 80 not much better. Lots of mini-pileups to bust!
KB8FE - Not the most pleasant conditions here in northern Ohio. S8 scratchy background noise thus many signals were not able to be worked. K1ZZI in GA was the best for strength. I would say I put up a very good fight tonight. I was amazed some of you actually heard me well enough to QSL me! I lost my end-fed 80 meter inv L in the last ice/snow storm and I really miss it. Too cold to work on it at this time of the year. See you in the next sprint!
KA6AIL - Got in late and started at 0315. Made one contact. TNX Dennis 72's and c u next month.
WA2JSG - I first started out with my IC703, no cw filter, and really couldn't zero in on a station correctly. I later switched to my IC7000 (turned down to 5 watts) and was able to zero in on a station correctly. Made a huge difference. Fun event, once I changed radios.
KB3AAG - Finallly good band conditions! Could not find much on fourty but the whole world was standing by on eighty! I believe this is a new high for me! Things were hopping in the hollar tonite. The temp is all of six degrees, I think I will turn on the electric blanket and wait till morning to see how bad I was beaten. Frank
WU7R - My first time back at this sprint after three or four years. It is a fun event and I will be back again...thanks and 72, Ci
K6CSL - I started on 40 and 40 was covered with a warbling sound of some kind of atmospheric noise. I've been hearing it for the last 2-3 nights here in SJV. I went to 80, looking for the Foxes in the Fox Hunt and immediate found and worked N6DIT, who is about 50-60 miles northeast of me in Calaveras County, CA and NX1P up in OR. My first OR, QRP from here. I also found "hounds" working the foxii, but couldn't hear the foxii. N9CW is in WI and W1RA is in VA. 73's to all and to all a good night. Bert
W2JEK - got on late. conditions seemed pretty good. lots of NA activity. was pleased to work w7fb in mo. a good haul on 80m. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
WX4RM - This was more fun than my heart attack last Tuesday! I think the change of diet and not smoking has helped my score. Glad to be here, might have to give up coffee, but not my contesting!!!
AA7CU - Worked the sprint from Sierra Vista, Arizona
K4ORD - Started on 40M and made 9 qso's, then on to 80M where most of the action was and made 25 more. Conditions were mixed some signals strong and some very weak.Heard several tx stations but unable to get them to hear me.The noise level on both bands was very low here. Lots of fun,hope to see everybody next month, 73/72 Riley
N7FV - Hi all: This was my first sprint or contest for that matter and I found it very enjoyable. Low pressure and slow enough speed for me. I don't have an ideal location or setup here in Layton, Utah so I could hear more than I could work but what a fun time. Hope to work more of you next time Cory Cash
NP3CW - Today 40 meter band was wide open. Had some difficulty trying to get a place to call CQ.Heard station from UT and DL with strong signals. At the starting of the Sprint I did not heard activity in 20 mtrs and few QSO in process in 80 Mtrs. Propagation was good in 40 mtrs today. Thanks to all stations that worked me. Good luck. Julio
WS4P - First NAQCC sprint and only my fourth CW contest. I know my results are meager but I seem to get incrementally better with each one. At any rate I'm having fun and improving my morse skills. 40 was rough with digital qrm and 80 was rough with wall to wall qrp qrm! Anyway, it was a blast. I'll be back!
W4KRN - Stayed on 80m. Almost everyone I worked had a strong signal. Used my Begali Spark straight key. It was fun, hope to be on the bands for the next sprint.
KD2MX - Kind of a weird night. 40M was long from the start and I easily worked some 0s. Then I was hearing lots of signals; 5s, 7s, 0s, and more. But it was all very intermittent. The signal would be there, then gone, then back. It was hard to even figure out calls. Then there was W7OM, very strong from WA but he did not hear me, despite many tries. Bright spot was NP3CW, booming in here from Puerto Rico. The relative DX was very alluring but I was getting nowhere fast so I went to 80M. Conditions here were more normal and I was able to put a respectable number of QSOs in my log. Nice to work this sprint as I missed the past couple. Also nice; no black holes. (Except at K3WWP - sort of - K3WWP)
K3RLL - c.~1990 K2 to "Stealth" Vertical: 40 meters sounded good tonight and, except for 20 min lost to digital QRM, seemed pretty steady for my best personal total. Many thanks especially to WD8KRV for his great patience at the end and others as well. 72 ... Don
AB7MP - Good fun. Couldn't much get out of the northwest, but conditions are conditions!
N8LA - Band conditions crummy at best, non-existent at worst. Would only have 1 QSO if it weren't for 80 meters. Why is struggling for QSOs under such bad band conditions so much fun? Ad astra per aspera? (Through hardships to the stars - K3WWP)
WB8LZG - k2 AT 5W. 40 m was vy noisy here in Mich. after 1/2 hr went to 80 were sigs were plentyful es noise was bearable. I coulnt play the whole time , but sure had a blast while i did. CuAGN next sprint. 73 Gregg
W8VFM - Lot's of noise and qsb, but fun anyway
W8DW - Took some time to work out the bugs in my new radio but but got on a roll and had a lot of fun, probably not the radio just my old ears. 40 meters was OK but 80 meters was great.
K4BAI - 20M was dead. 40M was great. Some skip zone, but was able to work as close in as VA. Seemed like a pipeline to MI, WI, MI, NY, and ON. Also good signals from the west to NX1P in OR. Took out 15 minutes to work the two Foxes on 80M in the QRP Fox Hunt. 40M = 32 QSOs in 55 minutes. 80M had good signal, at least half of whom couldnt' hear me. For the first ten minutes, there was good reason as I was using my 40M dipole by mistake. N8BB heard me on that antenna. 80M: 14 QSOs in 50 minutes. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John
KE5YUM - Great sprint as always. 40 seemed good for me to reach most of the country, but a lot of rtty signals were right next door and blocked a lot of cw signals. Thanks to all who worked me.
KD0V - Thank you for the QSO's. The QRN was down at my QTH. Made for a good Sprint. There were a few stations to far down in the noise for me to copy, Sorry.
WB5UAA - Great band conditions! Heard lots of 559s and above here in East Texas. Weakest report I received was 559. Several of you I tried to work, but I moved on because you were working pile ups. KK7S, W6XF, K9KHJ, WI8Q, K9KHJ, W7OM, W5IQS, W9HLY, WS4P. Maybe next time. 73.
KQ1P - Considering how poor propagation has been lately, conditions were pretty good for the sprint. Ran 1 watt and results were not different from when I am QRO at 5 watts.
W4DUK - Came into the sprint late and it was great to hear all the signals when I put on the headphones. Made me very proud of our club! 73 de Dave
K1ZZI - Great time tonight. Best DX was Paula NX1P in OR. She had an excellent signal here in GA. Thanks to everyone for all the contacts! 73, Ralph
KU2US - I work nights so this is the first time for the sprint in quite some time. Had fun and heard nany pile-ups? I was very suprised at the participation and the good QRP signals,especially from Kansas on 80m. Will be retiring in April, so I will be participating more. The club has grown and taken off so fast! I am #105, and now its well over 5000+ members. CW is STILL alive and kicking.
W5IQS - Operated from my RV in State Park near Mobile Bay, Alabama. MFJ 9040 at 5 watts and 40 meter dipole at 20 feet. Band very poor after about 0200Z
W8RTJ - Loud FIST QSO on 3.560 made it a rough go for a while.
AI4VA - Tnx NAQCC, great fun!
VE3FUJ - I tried both 40 and 80 tonight and did equally well on both bands. there were a couple of toughies, but I managed. There were signals in and out all over the place. I did, on several occasions hear slow randomly spaced dots of about S + 10 over. I wonder what they were and if anyone else heard them?? I enjoyed this Sprint as usual. Brion
K1IEE - Well, I heard most of the regular sprint stations and many new members. My HW-8 at 1 watt and the G5RV just could not reach out. The 3 contacts that i did work made an outstanding effort to get my info. Thanks to all. 73 Dick
N8XMS - It looked like granddaughter babysitting duties would take me out of this month's sprint, but I did manage to get about 10 minutes and 2 QSOs. At least I can contribute to the log count! 73, Paul
W8RTJ - Started on 40 , but not much action . Much better on 80. 72 to all looking forward to next time. JIM
WD0K - Greetings All! Finished my AF-1 filter in time for the sprint; the bad news was ...ran out of time to make my cables! Ha! Fun time anyway. Thanks for the q,s and sri for not hearing all! 72's from Minnesota Rich / wd0k/#664
WB8ENE - There were some strong signals on 80 this time, especially KB3AAG, N8BB, and W9HLY. I made 100% of my contacts on 80! Really enjoyed the sprint. See you all next time. 73, Art
K4JPN - 40M seemed to be the best band here in GA, a lot of QRN on 80M. 72, Steve
KU4A - 40 wasn't doing much here, but I had a nice run on 80. Basketball and hockey kept me from playing longer.
KA2KGP - Finally, nice band conditions on 80 & 40, 20 was nil. Good signals here in WNY. Rig: TenTec Argosy at 5w. into MFJ Tuner to a G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all.
NQ2W - Started out on 20 but heard no one. Moved to 40 to find quite a bit of activity but signals were up and down. A few signals were truly 599 here in Albany which makes for FB copy with my S6-S7 noise level. I'm looking forward to puttin' something up for 80 but I'm not looking forward to the anticipated noise level - time will tell. The extra band for these QRP sprints would be a big plus. Thanks for all of the Q's and thanks to the organizers. Hope to hear you all next month. 72/73 Will #4839
N9RLO - I was using my t-t r4020 in the house with a random wire 10 ft. Up. I had terrible power line noise and n0ta was the only station I could hear. Plus my hearing isn't very good. I had forgotten about the sprint and had my jammies on and didn't want to go out to the shack, hi hi. So next time I'll be in the shack and do better. Had fun anyway!
AE5KM - This was a good sprint, even though the QSB was pretty bad. I called CQ and it was almost like a pileup for a while :). I hope everyone else did well, too.
AK3X - I was on and off during the sprint due to other priority activities. 3 watts on 40M from my DSW-40. Good sigs on 40 most of the time, but activity died at about 0300Z. One of these days I will get an 80M rig. 72 Pete
K0HJC - Fun as Always!
AA7EE - Obviously this is not a serious contest entry, but I'm entering my single QSO in order to help you in cross-checking logs. (Thank you very much for that and for increasing our log count also - K3WWP)
N9KR - Not bad conditions on 40. First sprint using all homebrew (TX, Rcvr, Vfo, active filter). Lots of fun as usual. Nice to hear many new folks participating.
WA2CCD - It's nice to have a low key event. (Apparently a lot of folks agree with that statement according to the level of participation in our sprints - K3WWP)
NE0S - Spent half the time fighting with this Genlog!!! finally after tw0 days got a log file out of it to submit!hihi Was a real good sprint otherwise with good band cndx on 80 and alot of stations wrking.Two hours with a straight keys sure flies by!! See ya all next time 73 Mark
WB4UHC - Lots of QRN and maybe some one way propagation! And only available for about half the time. But fun anyway.
N8BB - Great sprint with some really good ops. I bailed out on 40 meters after 5 contacts, too slow in coming, need at least 1 contact per 2 minutes to even start so I went to 80 and it seemed to rain contacts for quite some time and did very well there. Yes John K4BAI, that was a really weak signal, think I was too gracious with my report,hi. John K3WWP was a tad low this time(rf hole there). KQ1P had the best signal from him I have ever heard. K1IEE was a toughie, hang in there, still fun to work you. WB8ENE Art was 599 as were a bunch more. All in all a really fun time, sorry the time ran out so fast. Oh yeah, I take this contest very serious in a casual way, very relaxed but this is where you can learn and enjoy other ops methods and feel like your part of a special group, this is a special organization and proud to belong. Werner
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, February 9, 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.