Jun 2011 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#80)
Our final total of 122 logs puts this sprint in second place among all our 80 sprints behind only 135 logs last August, and gives us 15 sprints in a row now with more than 100 logs. Thanks to all of you for your wonderful dedication to our NAQCC and its sprints. We know our sprints require a little more work than other sprints where all is needed is to report the number of QSO's made. We of course require full detailed logs which are carefully cross-checked. That makes our log totals even more impressive. The cross-checking is finished now and the ball is back in your court. Check your score below and if it's not what you expected, let me know, and I'll explain why and/or re-correct if it was my mistake that changed it. You MUST have done this before Sunday the 26th at 2400Z. Now all scores are etched in stone forever. - K3WWP
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB1PBA 19 18 37 12 444 x2 888 67' dblt@28' K1NAJ 18 16 34 11 374 x2 748 80-10 ocf dpl@35' K1IEE 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 g5rv@30' K1YAN 15 15 30 10 300 x1.5 450 g5rv@30' KQ1P 7 5 12 6 72 x2 144 invV@30' N1DN 4 4 8 4 32 32 mb dpl@70' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NW2K 54 53 107 29 3103 x2 6206 loop@30' KD2MX 37 37 74 22 1628 x2 3256 600' loop@30' K2ZC 33 32 65 15 975 x2 1950 dpl@30' W2SH 22 22 44 17 748 x2 1496 180' dpl@35', invL@85'+85' W2LJ 28 28 56 13 728 x2 1456 88' edz@25' WA2JSG 13 12 25 11 275 x2 550 el vert@12' AA2YK 14 14 28 11 308 x1.5 462 dpl@30' N2ESE 14 13 27 10 270 270 160 V@55',80 V@40' W2JEK 13 13 26 5 130 x2 260 40 dpl&80ef@20' KA2CAQ 8 7 15 6 90 x2 180 g5rv@30' WB2VEN 5 4 9 5 45 x2 90 g0fah@35' WY7N 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 dpl@0', 40 loop@40' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 44 43 87 18 1566 x2 3132 attic rnd wire/dipole KB3AAG 39 38 77 20 1540 1540 80 loop@35' KG1W 22 22 44 10 440 x2 880 rnd wire@40' K3RLL 23 23 46 11 506 506 g5rv jr@35' AK3X 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 40 invV@28' AF3Z 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 invV@15' AI3G 6 6 12 6 72 72 mobile whip in attic N3AEA 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 slant V@15' KA2KGP 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 gnd mtd vert WB3T 1 1 2 1 2 2 40 vert dpl SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4ORD 35 32 67 23 1541 x2 3082 40 dpl@40' WX4RM 32 30 62 19 1178 x2 2356 gnd mtd vert K4NP 30 30 60 16 960 x2 1920 24' flagpole vert WB4MNK 31 31 62 21 1302 1302 gnd mtd vert K4DXV 24 22 46 14 644 x2 1288 vert WB4UHC 20 19 39 15 585 x2 1170 80 invV@30' AE4RV 19 18 37 16 592 x1.5 888 invL@25', invV@20' K4JPN 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 80 cfz@??', 40 slpr@??' W4JVY 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 invV@40' AI4SV 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 40' vert wire K2UFT 15 15 30 11 330 x1.5 495 80 dblt@20' W4CUX 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 80 loop@50' W4DUK 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 efz@20' AF4LB 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 dpl@55' K4KRW 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 windom@30' KD4UKW 8 7 15 7 105 x2 210 45' vert KU4A 12 12 24 8 192 192 slp dpl@40' KB0ETU 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 dpl@40' KA8VZB 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 rnd wire@20' AI4VA 5 5 10 5 50 50 attic long wire K4NVJ 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 88' dpl@35' KI4EBD 3 3 6 3 18 18 ocf dpl@20' NZ1D 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 invV g5rv jr@20' N4ESS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 dpl@50' *N4JD 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 80 invV@40' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5YDM 41 41 82 24 1968 x2 3936 fan dpl@24' W5IQS 33 32 65 20 1300 x2 2600 fan dpl@30' WF5W 21 17 38 14 532 x2 1064 rot dpl@72' N5NK 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 20 slp dpl@30',40invV@45' AE5VB 20 20 40 10 400 x2 800 invV@55' AE5KM 14 14 28 12 336 x2 672 g5rv@25' WD5IYT 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 20 dlta loop@30',40 dpl@30' K5JYD 8 8 16 8 128 128 55' lw@??' KE9DR 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 420' rnd loop@50' N5RKD 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 gnd mtd vert AA5TB 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 dpl@15' 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 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 dpl@40' KA6AIL 5 4 9 4 36 x2 72 40 dlta loop@30' N6OSB 4 3 7 3 21 x2 42 windom@30' K6MGO 5 5 10 3 30 30 indoor 64' dblt K6CSL 3 3 6 3 18 18 several indoor and outdoor SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA7VW 32 28 60 19 1140 x2 2280 20 dpl@40',40 dpl@70' W7GVE 22 20 42 15 630 x2 1260 invV@30' KE7YTE 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 vert dpl@18' NU7T 7 6 13 5 65 x2 130 40 dpl@18' K0ESX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 75' rnd wire@20' AA7CU 4 4 8 4 32 32 mobile whip@12' AE7CG 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 dpl@10' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N8XMS 30 28 58 19 1102 x2 2204 vert N8QY 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 g5rv@25',vert KB8FE 18 17 35 14 490 x2 980 slp dpl@30' NF8M 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 dpl@35' W8DW 15 14 29 12 348 x2 696 vert WB8LZG 11 11 22 10 220 220 dpl@30' WB8ENE 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 20 dpl@20',135' dblt@15' WA8SAN 9 9 18 6 108 108 ef dpl@18' KD8FKD 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 dpl@35' W3NP 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 130' cfz@45' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9KHJ 26 25 54 19 1026 x2 2052 efhw@20-50' KB0KFX 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 80 loop@25' W9CC 15 15 30 9 270 x2 540 80 loop@15' AA9L 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 trap dpl@50' KC9UHZ 8 7 15 8 120 x2 240 dpl@20' KC9MTP 11 11 22 9 198 198 dpl@32' AB9JT 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 5b vert KC9HSY 4 4 8 4 32 32 dpl@20' N9KR 3 3 6 3 18 18 efz@20' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0TA 24 23 47 15 705 x2 1410 gnd mtd vert N8LA 12 11 23 11 253 x2 506 dpl@35' N3PDT 13 12 25 10 250 x2 500 gnd mtd vert KC0PMH 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 135' dblt@25' KD0V 12 11 23 8 184 x2 368 ocf zepp@50' K9OSC 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 cfz@30' W0LGU 7 6 13 6 78 x2 156 80 dpl@20' NO2D 8 8 16 7 112 112 80 dblt@25',20 loop@25' WD0K 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 dlta loop@36' K0MIS 3 3 6 3 18 18 ocf dpl@25' K2HT 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 indoor 40 dpl KA8HDE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 g5rv@25' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3MO 20 20 40 11 440 440 windom@35' VE3FUJ 10 8 18 9 162 x2 324 g5rv@35' VE5BCS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 20 dpl@25' VE1RSM 8 8 16 7 112 112 fan dpl@??' VE5CUL 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 g5rv@30' @VE2ZAZ 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 40 half-slpr@??' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna CO8CML 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 invV@27' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 64 64 128 29 3712 x2 7424 th6dxx@55',40 dpl@50' NG7Z 39 37 76 22 1672 x2 3344 7 el yagi@??' N6VOH 19 19 38 11 418 x2 836 tribander@30',dpl@25' NQ2W 17 17 34 13 442 442 mini beam@25',invV@40',gnd mtd vert KI0J 12 12 24 10 240 240 TA33@40', vert VE3HNE 9 8 17 7 119 x2 238 yagi@30', 40 dpl@27' WB5NMZ 6 5 11 5 55 55 TA53@40', 6btv * QRO not eligible for any award or prize @ non-member not eligible for any award or prize AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: KB1PBA 1st SWA W2: NW2K 1st SWA W3: K3WWP 1st SWA W4: K4ORD 1st SWA W5: W5YDM 1st SWA W6: N6DIT 1st SWA W7: AA7VW 1st SWA W8: N8XMS 1st SWA W9: K9KHJ 1st SWA W0: N0TA 1st SWA Canada: VE3MO 1st SWA DX: CO8CML 1st Gain: K4BAI First time entrant high scorer: KC9UHZ Prize drawing winner: WD0K The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: KB4QQJ - 21 AB9CA - 15 W7OM - 14 N1IMW - 13 K8AG - 12 K0TC - 9 K9EYT - 8 N9GGE - 8 VE1BA - 8 N9RLO - 7 W1PID - 7 AJ4SB - 6 KA9FQG - 5 W5TVW - 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: 122 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 190 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1701 States represented: 43 + NS ON QC SK GOLDEN LOGS - 57 of 122 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AA5TB AA7CU AA9L AE4RV AE7CG AF3Z AI4SV AI4VA AK3X CO8CML K0MIS K2HT K2ZC K4KRW K4NP K4NVJ K6CSL K9KHJ K9OSC KA2KGP KA8HDE KA8VZB KB0ETU KB1PBA KC0PMH KC9MTP KD8FKD KE5YUM KE7YTE KE9DR KI0J KQ1P KU4A N1DN N3PDT N4ESS N5NK N5RKD N8LA N8XMS NF8M NQ2W NW2K NZ1D VE1RSM VE2ZAZ VE5CUL W0LGU W2JEK W3NP W4DUK W8DW WA8SAN WB3T WB5NMZ WB8ENE WD5IYTIf 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 - Some of the best signals I've heard in one of our sprints on 40 meters. Once again I got so wrapped up in just sitting and calling CQ that I probably missed a lot by not going S&Ping. I'm sure I could have improved my multipliers at least by doing so. But hey, I don't get to sit and hold a frequency calling CQ in many other contests, so I'll probably keep on doing it this way and settle for a little lower score. The fun is not in making top scores, but in working so many of our wonderful members. As always a few new calls showed up in my log as well as some folks I worked before as non-members who recently joined our club. Thanks to those who showed up on 80 meters. I think I earned a worked all NJ NAQCC Sprint Participants award on 80. 5 of my 6 80M QSO's were NJ stations. 20 was open most of the contest, but I just don't perform as well on that band so I couldn't really take advantage of the openings, and only made 5 QSO's on that band.
K4NP - Breaking in the new Force 12 Flagpole antenna on Flag Day! Did good on 20m early on. Get a few on 40 in the middle. Nothing on 80. Quit at 0200.
K2HT - Thanks for the stations that strained to hear my 4 watts and indoor antenna. QRN got heavy at 0145Z in Iowa. Stations with very strong signals heard but not worked: N8QY, K9OSC, N8XMS, es WD9F.
VE1RSM - My 1st time working the NAQCC CW Sprint. Lots of stations but difficult to work. Guess it will come with practice. Bob/VE1RSM/2974
KC0PMH - I think my personal best, stuck with it for an hour and a half and once again worked new states. Thanks everyone, see you all in the mw sprint next week? 72 es God Bless all de Wayne
WD5IYT - Had to bug out early tonight, but still got in a few QSOs. 73 all. Jim
K2UFT - TOUGH GETTING ANYONE TO ANSWER MY CQs not sure why since everyone I called came back in S & P mode came back immediately. 80 meters useless this evening with lots of lightning static. Used a bug and a straight key, so my bonus should be 1.75!
AI4VA - Tough conditions for a sprint, but great fun! Tnx to all! 73 Dave
W0LGU - nice sigs. a thunderstorm cut me short 72 Tom
N3PDT - Worked 20m for the most part. Heard a lot of good sigs and band seemed pretty good here, if a little short. Only ran across a couple I just couldn't pull out. My apologies guys. As always, lots of fun, and great to see both familiar and new calls. Thanks everyone!
KD2MX - This was the most enjoyable sprint for me in ages. I had the full two hours with no interruptions. QRN was low. The bands were good, allowing me to work stations on 20, 40 and 80. Maybe I should have tried 15 to start out? There was a steady supply of stations to work. This might be my highest score, certainly close to it. Just plain old great fun tonight.
AF3Z - Late start here, but had fun making a few QSO's Sri to K1NAJ: bad qrm--zero beat right on you, at the last minute, literally :-). CY'all later! Jim
AE4RV - Another fun NAQCC sprint. Stayed with 40m tonight, nothing from the other bands. Used the bug again, but tried a new radio - an IC-7410. The new DSP noise reduction and filters helped a lot! Can't wait for next time. Thanks to John K3WWP for pulling me out of some close freq QRM and to all for participating.
N4ESS - Got home at the last minute and had to get at least one QSO in. Rich
K5JYD - Just bought a yaseu 950 this morning and put it on the air today. Don't know what all these buttons are for yet but thought I would give it a try. Larry
AI3G - First time for this contest in a good while. Still fun. Thanks to all those stations that worked me. 73 Doug
AB9JT - First time. Sorry abt poor cw skills
KE9DR - Signal on 80 were very weak, made one 80m contact at 339. 40M was not the greatest either. Tonight 20 was the best for me. I had lots of interruptions tonite with two grandkids spending to night and wanting grandpa to help catch lightning bugs. Lots of fun with the sprint and grandkids. 73 Bert
KB0ETU - Club meeting tonight - only had 45 minutes to work. Last month on the road to Dayton. Not many contacts tonight, but at least a showing somewhat. Next month hope to work the full 4 (?) hours. Really a challenge with QRP - "I'm lovin' it"! 72, Phil
N0TA - Another tough night in Colorado. Most activity on 20m, but did make a few Q's toward the end on 20m. Seemed like all signals were weak and in the mud. Thanks for the contacts. K3/5w, 1/4 wave vertical, Gen Log.
W2JEK - got home late from a meeting so was only on the last 45 minutes. no luck on 20 but 40 and 80 were in fine shape. used my yaesu ft-840 at 5 watts with wire antennas. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #113
KB3AAG - 20 was a lil bit good 80 was a lil bit good but 40 was the bad tonite! It didnt seem to me there was the usual big group perhaps I just wasnt hearing them. I am sure it will be better next week for the peanut whistle event. Frank
W3NP - Just got home from a Flag Day Function in time to make one QSO. My first NAQCC sprint entry. I used my Ten Tec Argonaut at 4.75 watts with my open wire fed dipole and Viking KW Matchbox and a 1963 Vibroplex Blue Racer Deluxe bug. I am looking forward to being able to work a full sprint. 73, Dave
AE5VB - Thanks for all the fun. Wished the bands were better... Hugh
K4DXV - Fun sprint. Thanks to all who worked me. Good conditions early on 20M for a change here; stayed there the first hour and picked up some mults I might not have gotten on 40M. Gave my new Ten-Tec R4020 a good break-in and it performed like a champ. Very impressed with receiver. Of course, this rig is not mfg'd. by Ten-Tec, but they distribute it. Still, good quality little QRP rig. Not sorry for the investment. My apologies to all for my poor sending tonight. Between using a different key than my usual contest straight key and trying to send with a brace on my wrist because of carpal tunnel acting up, it's a miracle I could send my call legibly...HI! Good to see many familiar calls in the log, but I also picked up several folks I've never worked before, including two non-members. Thanks again, everyone. CU next month! 72
VE3FUJ - It started out just fine, but got very congested on 40, everyone seemed to jump on top of one another. I had to scrap one contact, at 0104 KC2HMM got state and nr wrong, some one started calling CQ not 50cps away, and I wasn't able to find you back, sorry Alex. Otherwise it was a nice sprint. Brion
N5NK - Twenty meters was the best of some bad bands here early. Then Forty opened up and we started to have some fun...then it was over! Can't wait to do it again! Ron, N5NK
KG1W - Finally got my antenna fixed in place for this QTH (MD) Seemd to work on 20, 40, & 80 YEA ! Even worked John (K3WWP) on 40 & 80 tonight, hope he was honest with the 569 on both bands, hihi. Till next time.
KA6AIL - Tnx John (N0TA) for pulling me out. And tnx to all who copy my straight key. C U all next onth.
KB8FE - Absolutely beautiful day today ... like a sunny fall day. I stayed on 40 meters. The band was kind of 'up and down'. 569 was the weakest signal I could copy well enough to work. I used my 40 meter sloping dipole with the upper end up 60 feet. This antenna does a decent job. See you in the next NAQCC Sprint !!
K1YAN - Good conditions here in eastern MA after a few days of poor bands. QRPp at 550 mW did the job pretty well with few repeats requested.
N6OSB - First sprint ever worked! XYL was out of town so gave it a shot. It was lots of fun! Hope to join you guys next time. I got my times (UTC-PST) mixed up and only got half an hour of fun.
KC9MTP - Finally!!! I was able to get extra money and time to replace the finals on the FT-817. Woke up from a nap after work to see an email that the sprint was less then an hour away so I pulled out my PC to Rig keying cable, made sure it worked, updated the software, then waited. Was only going to to 3 or 5 contacts just to add to the log count, but I did the whole 2 hrs. Found my secret weapon buttons to be able to pick out the single whisper in the crowd of them. 300Hz filter, IPO, and ATT. Go figure?!?! Was the only thing able to knock ALL the noise down AND still get real strong sig's coming through the headset on 40's S8/9 noise levels. You 817 owners should try it sometime when it's real noisy and crowded. You might be as shocked as I was. Got to work K3WWP again, nice! Always a pleasure to work my very first CW contact. Also got to grab N0TA in CO. Cool, cause I've never been able to get into that State yet IIRC. And lastly, N8LA. I heard ya buddy, nice and loud too. Just happened to be right when GenLog decided to kill my F8 "keyboard" output to the rig and I couldn't see where I set my paddles to plug back in and answer your call back. Sorry, I even sent my info hoping you would figure it was for you. Next time. Got to get my homebrew external keyer fixed so I can share the key line between my PC and paddles. Remember: 2 is 1, 1 is NONE! Thanks for the fun everyone. Good to be back on the waves after so long and enjoying all your fine and courteous ops these past 2hrs. 73, Bill
K2ZC - Got off to a slow start because I didn't hear anyone CQing, so I wasn't sure I had the contest date correct. I went to the club web site to check the date and times. I called CQ and made a contact with a non-member and then I heard John k3wwp so I knew the contest was on. I called CQ and was pretty busy right up till about 20 minutes before the end. I had some local noise and qrm but was able work around that. It was a lot of fun as always and was a good workout for my new Flex Radio 1500. Thanks to all for the contacts 73 Dave
KD4UKW - I could only operate during the last 45 minutes. Had a great time as always! 20m was the only quiet band, so I stayed there the whole time.
WF5W - Fun again but lots of Noisey on 40.. Its a good workout for the Camelback straight key, I like it.
K6CSL - I started on 10M, found no one there. Same on 15M. Moved to 20M. Conditions were terrible with deep QSB. I lost several contacts that either I answered or that answered me, to have them drop into the noise. I finally worked W7GVE in AZ and AA7VW in OR(thanks guys). At 02:00 I moved to 40M. I returned a call to N6DIT(a local fellow, not far me in the Sierra foothills who immediately told me I was a "dupe") I hope someone hasn't been bootlegging my call. I finally worked KF6GC, who had a big signal, running 100W. He was not in the Sprint, but reduced his power after I told him I was QRP, 5W to complete the QSO. So I wenT ahead and put him in the log. The log entry revealed he is an NAQCC member, but not actually participating in the Sprint. Maybe he will be encouraged to join the Sprints again.I realized after Sprint that I had forgotten to use my straight key, so I missed out on doubling my score. 73's to all and all a good night. Bert
WA2JSG - Nice sprint, as always. Icom IC-703 turned down to 5w, English Kent Straight Key. 12v Battery. Vertical antenna (my only antenna).
WY7N - I'm eating a serving of humble pie. The 80M dipole came down just as the contest started. I used an inadequate knot. I knew it wasn't quite right when I tied it. I should have done it over, but I was in a hurry; the contest had started already. I figured it would hold well enough to get through the sprint. (I was wrong.) I switched to the backup antenna, a non-resonant loop. I must have just been warming up the coax because no one seemed to be able to hear me. I'll try again next week in the mW sprint.
WB3T - This was an exciting Sprint for me even though I only made one contact. I spent most of the evening calling CQ NA in futility right on 7.040 where there was a distant carrier apparently drowning out my QRPp signal... finally I heated up the soldering iron and plunked a trimmer capacitor in series with the crystal and moved up 2 kHz where I finally found K4ORD. He pulled out my little 364 mW Tuna Tin signal out of the noise. I just finished the tiny rig and this was its first QSO. Riley was good enough to also continue after the Sprint was over. Later, I found that the distance/power ratio did not quite meet the criteria for the QRP ARCI Thousand Miles per Watt Award, but it was a cool first QSO for my Tuna Tin nonetheless. It made me the big winner tonight if you don't mind me saying so, at least it feels that way top me. THANKS AGAIN RILEY! 72 to all, maybe I'll be back in the running in area 3 next month...
WX4RM - Thank you 20 meters for being open tonite!! Signals were pouring in from all directions, and if I heard them, I was also heard by them. I keep adding more radials to the ground mounted vertical every contest, finding out well worth the effort. 40 meters was tough here tonite, and 80 just gave up here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Had a hoot!
W5YDM - Many signals on 20 and 40. Hard to leave one for the other. Missed many calls because several stations calling at once.
K4KRW - Thanks! I just love these sprints. I had a great time with my OHR-100A on 40 meters. I think I had three QSOs where others really had to dig my signal out of the noise. Thanks for your patience. I hope to acquire an all band QRP rig kit in the near future. Can't wait to get out the soldering iron. 73
N4JD - One less than last time but nice to here the stations from west of te mississipp.
NO2D - Started on 20 M. OK for a while, but faded. Switched to 40 M. Too noisy. Tried 80 M. Way too noisy. Back to 20 M and the loop. It is a bit quieter, although it is aimed, if there is such a thing, at the North Pole. Not too many NAQCC members there. But, I did pick up a few. KB4QQJ was the loudest signal here in Parker, CO. As always, thanks for an interesting and fun sprint. Pete
N8LA - Missed Sprint in April. In May, stood next to W9CC at FDIM hotel when he worked K3WWP in Sprint. This month, worked W9CC next to K3WWP in Sprint. Go figure!!
K9KHJ - Fun. Again. Torn between being able to hear both sides of the exchanges on 40m and getting ripped apart by QRN. 20m was good but everyone was clustered around 14.060 like bumblebees. Always happy to work Bob, K9OSC who built my K1.
K4ORD - Most of the signals on 20M were weak here, but most were much stronger on 40M but the band was a bit noisy.Had S8 to S9 qrn. Thanks for all the contacts, until next month 72 Riley
AA5TB - I was using my WWII Bendix Flame Proof Key and a new dipole I just put up in a tree. I had a good time for the short time I was on. 73, Steve - AA5TB #0057
WB4MNK - Bands were in good shape. Lot of activity on 20 meters almost to the end. Again a fun time for me.
N6VOH - The sprint was fun. Have not been in one for a while. Glad to hear so many QRP signals. Rig is an IC-703@5watts and used a beam and dipole. Band conditions on the west coast were crappy. 72,73, Barry
K3RLL - FT-817 to G5RVjr: Back in PA for the NAQCC NJ Sprint tonight and what a difference an OUTSIDE antenna makes! Besides, wasn't 40 meters nice without all the digi-QRM tonight? Only had an hour to play, but one of my best runs, thanks to all those who pulled me out of the crowded band. Did anyone else notice the good showing from NJ tonight? :-)
K0ESX - Thanks for my first contest. For QRP everyone sure seemed loud. :-)
AA7CU - Worked the sprint from Arizona
VE3MO - The sprint started out quite slowbut picked up after the first 20 minutes. 20m and 80m saw weak signals and quick fading. 40m was good with typical summer-time QRN. Equipment here was the sierra at 4 watts to a windom up 35 feed. Listen for VE3QDR - the Durham Region QRP Club on field day. We will probably be running 7A ON. 72.
WB8LZG - Good sprint this month , 20m was open at the start ,but seemed to be vy iffy here in Michigan, lots of signals ,but had a hard time getting to some of the areas of USA that i usually have a "beeline" to. ( like Texas,es Florida) i usually work 5 or 6 of the lone star boys, but i couldn't snag any. 40 was a bit more reliable, es LOTS of stns. heard CQ NA's from 7.037 up to 7.050 . Plenty of stns to work but had to pull plug at 09:30. looking fwd to MW sprint next week. CUL 73 Gregg
NQ2W - Conditions were up and down on both 20 and 40. Was hoping for more activity on 80 to see how my new vertical performs but only had 1 Q there...didn't spend a lot time on 80 because 40 was pretty busy. Thanks to everyone that put me in their log and thanks to the organizers...always an enjoyable event. Hope to hear everyone and more next month. 72, Will
WB8ENE - I usually don't stay on 20 meters for so long, but the band seemed pretty good. I then moved to 40 meters, and never made it to 80. Thanks for the contacts. See you in the next sprint. 73, Art
K9OSC - Lightning and rolling thunder arrived just as the Sprint started. Stuck around all night. Pulled the plug when I could see the lightning out the shack window! Had a great time on 40 meters. Kudos to Dan, K9KHJ for a whopper of a signal and great CW skills. See you next month.
KE5YUM - I made only three contacts, but guaging the band conditions on 40, I am thankful for those. I heard several from W3 and W2 but could not pull them in due to noise. A thunderstorm passed by about 8:30 CDT, so that ended it for me. I always look forward to the sprints. All the best, Terry
K1NAJ - Had another great time. All my contacts were made on 40M and on one frequency. Thanks!
AI4SV - Spent the first hour at a grammar school band contest, so started one hour in. Apologies to my first contact -- my key more or less rattled apart during the contact. Didn't hear much on 20m, so I stuck to 40m. Had a great time. Thanks everyone. 72 - Jack
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, Vibroplex Deluxe Hand Key. Left a tennis team practice early so I could be QRV for the whole two hours. Just set the home station back up today after a trip to Bonaire (PJ4) for CQ WPX CW. 20M was excellent with good signals from as close as VA and AR, a great signal from N6VOH in CA, and a surprise call from KL7CW, as well as VE1BA and two VE5s. 40M was quite noisy as there were thunderstorms in the general area. Apologies to AI3G whose number I was unable to copy on 40M due to QRM from another station who called with his call every time I asked AI3G for his number. I could have used that DE multiplier! 40M was also pretty short, although I couldn't hear K4JPN about 90 miles away. Did work NC, TN, and AL, neighboring states, as well as WA and NV. Signals and signal reports from the north seemed down. I need to get my zepp back up as it favors the north and the dipole I used last night favors the west. Thanks for all QSOs and hope to see you all next month. 73/72, John
VE5BCS - Heavey qsb up here but enjoyable
W4DUK - This was the first time I worked the same station (K4BAI) on two bands (20 & 40). Was good to get back in the saddle after missing last month's sprint. 73 de Dave
WB2VEN - Started off quick, but then had trouble being heard. Had several answers to my CQs on one freq, but then one station who answered me began calling CQ after our QSO. A first. Was surprised at the amount of stations I heard and lots on top of each other. Some very strong sigs from VE and 8 land. Hope to do better next time. Fun nonetheless.
KQ1P - Operated for the first hour, Ijust got back from a conference in DC and was tired. However, these sprints are too much fun to miss so I made the effort to get on the air. Conditions were rather good but plenty of QRN here. Too rainy and cold to operate outside here, maybe next month I hope. 73, John
K4JPN - Good to see 20M open for the sprint. Later 40M helped pick up a couple of SPC. 72, Steve
VE2ZAZ - First participation. Super fun! Surprised of how many stations (24) I could work on 40m in a two-hour QRP sprint. Straight key was warm to the touch at the end of sprint :-) Have applied for membership and will return!
KC9UHZ - This was my first sprint and I had a GREAT time. I found my code skills need improving, will work on that for next time.
KA2KGP - I operated KA2KGP/3 from my brothers place in Austin, PA this sprint. Used a metal fence mounted all band vertical. I think I need an NVIS antenna to get my signal out of the "hollow" here. Heard lots of NA calls, but worked only a few on 40m. I'll work on a better antenna!
KD0V - The highlights of this months Sprint here in Southern Minnesota were, low sun spot number, a very long lasting thunder storm, about 8 hours, with heavy rain and lightening, and a power outage starting at about 0145Z and last for 3 hours and 45 minutes. The mW Sprint next week should be interesting. Thanks to everyone who put up with me, trying to copy. I will see you all in the mW Sprint.
VE5CUL - I heard many signals come and go on 20 and 40 through the S8 noise here. Thanks to John,K4BAI for the one contact that was encouraging. I am looking at some filtering ideas for my FT817 and will report on how that works out. 72 - Brian
KA2CAQ - I always have fun.
CO8CML - There were many stations on the air, but I only complete 1 QSO...so I think: the more important thing is being in the sprint and submit the log.This way we keep CW and QRP alive...I hope see all in the next sprint and have better luck.
N8XMS - This was a lot of fun! Pretty good conditions and lots of participation. I've operated in almost all of our sprints going back to November 2007, and this was my best score yet!
KU4A - Big signals on 40. Gave out a lot of 579 and 589 reports. 12 QSOs was one short of tying my personal best.
N2ESE - Got my number 5555 in time for my first NA contest.What a BLAST!I heard Merlin send first C Q on 20M and he must have had five calls at once I could not get him with all the QRM.I did not send any CQ's just went searching. I' am hooked now !! 73 Gary
W2LJ - Nice to be able to participate - 1st time in a long time! Local neighborhood QRN behaved itself and band conditions were nice. Good to hear lots of NJ stations - will need help from N2ESE, KD2MX and W2JEK when K6JSS comes to NJ in August!
WA8SAN - Had a great time trying out a new end fed antenna / tnx to all who answered my call / MIKE
W4JVY - 80 mtrs for my location was dead 40 was ok lot of qsb qrm but still had fun.
AA9L - Didn't do the full two hours but had a good time. Forty meters was amazing even with the QRN.
AE7CG - Band conditions on 20M were not ideal. There were periodic QRN "showers." Many thanks to W5YDM for my one and only QSO!
KE7YTE - With family activities I got a late start. Was able to fire up the KX1 and make 6 Qs. Looking forward to next time.
K1IEE - Got a slow start, 20 seemed to be less QRN for me but did work the same amount on 40. Carried the little HW-9 @ 4 W 10,000 miles to AK and back and it still works great, even better with the G5RV . Thanks to all. 73 Dick
AA2YV - Hello Fellow NAQCCers: I could not participate last night because I am suffering away here in Berlin Germany (good potables!). I'll hop on board in July, hopefully - or in August. 72's Bill
NW2K - Great conditions and big crowds made for a ton of fun. Did not try 80M since 20M and 40M were so good. Thanks to all and see you next time. 5W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.
AK3X - Got in the sprint for the last 30 minutes. Weeknights always busy! Stuck to 40M with my new 40 inverted vee. Had a good time. DSW-40 @3watts thru Emtech ZM-2 tuner, and speaker wire feedline. Planning some homebrew open wire feeders as the next improvement along with a small increase in height to about 31 feet. See you all next sprint. 72 - Peter
WB4UHC - Had to jury-rig ant back up during tree cutting. Then wire from hand key to RCA jack broke and would not take solder. Seems something happens every sprint! What will it be next month? 80 mtrs was dead here. But had fun again and what a great bunch of Hams to contest with!
W5IQS - Great Sprint. 20 meters worked best for me. My last log entry, K8AAI, Bob, in Grandville MI really wanted to use his Code skills so I quit the Contest 9 minutes early to visit with him. It was great. Bob has very good handkey skills at about 8 to 10 WPM. very nice. Thanks and will see you nest month...Evan, W5IQS #3924
N8QY - Got out early tonight to crowded for me. Weak signals on 80 and 20 and heavey qrm. Always fun 73
AA7VW - Again I had a fun time. Once again I made it into the hills where the bands were relatively quiet. Signals on both 20 and 40 were a little weak but the experience is worth the effort. I was really surprised to make contact with VE1BA, John. Great to hear old and new friends.
W2SH - 20m conditions, as well as local NJ weather, were rather unstable and it was not an efficient use of available time to spend the sprint's first half there. But with fairly high atmospheric QRN I imagined the noise would only be worse on 40m. However, it turned out to be not so bad.
N9KR - Real nice conditions on 40 for this one. Only had 20 minutes to operate but wanted to participate long enough to get 2 or 3 contacts for the log. See everyone again next month.
AE5KM - Good conditions this sprint. Much easier to pull the signals out.
W7GVE - It was fun to get back in this event---lotsa FISTS and SKCC members that I work in their sprints, so I felt right at home...I will do this again.. THANKS to all who worked me...ED
NG7Z - 20M stayed strong until 0230Z but there were no more stations to work. 40M is still weak on the west coast and I didn't hear anyone cqing. CQ'd for awhile with no replies so quit at 0245Z. Nice turnout though and while 20M was open lots of guys to work. I recognized a lot of calls from the SKCC weekend sprint.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, June 15, 0030-0230Z
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.