Apr 2012 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#90)
K3WWP Comments - All the results are now chiseled in stone as the time for appeal is past. It was great to set a new record this month. Now let's go for 150 logs sometime in the next few months. Final Results
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1IEE 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 OCF wire @30' K1YAN 14 14 28 13 364 x2 728 G5RV @30' KQ1P 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80 loop @25' KB1UOH 9 9 18 5 90 x2 180 Gnd mtd vert W1OH 8 8 16 8 128 128 Doublet @35' @AG4ZP 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 End fed wire SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NW2K 69 65 134 27 3618 x2 7236 Inv V @50' W2SH 43 41 84 23 1932 x2 3864 180' dpl @35', 80' vert wire KA2KGP 29 29 58 14 812 x2 1624 Gnd mtd 5-band vert, dpl @25' K2GLS 21 21 42 11 462 x2 924 20 80 dpl @20', 40 dpl @30' KD2MX 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 600' loop @30' N2ESE 19 18 37 14 518 518 80 OCF dpl @25' WA2JSG 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Vert mtd @12' W2JEK 13 13 26 7 182 x2 364 40 dpl, 80 end fed 110' long N2COD 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Hustler mobile verts K2JT 9 8 17 9 153 153 Dpl @30' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 52 51 103 22 2266 x2 4532 ~110' attic rnd wire, 20 attic dpl KG3W 40 39 79 22 1738 x2 3476 All band dpl @24' K3PXC 39 38 77 16 1232 x2 2464 G5RV @27' KB3AAG 39 39 78 17 1326 1326 80 loop @30' KC2EGL 23 23 46 11 506 x2 1012 Folded dpl @35' WB4OBF 5 4 9 5 45 x2 90 9' attic vert AA3UJ 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl @30' $W3ASW 7 7 14 7 98 98 Inv L $N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 2 Slanted inv V @20' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0BS 55 52 107 25 2675 x2 5350 Dpl @65' KJ4LEN 31 31 62 19 1178 x2 2356 20 40 dpl @40', 80 inv L AI4SV 28 26 54 20 1080 x2 2160 20 40 attic dpl, 40 vert WB4UHC 26 25 51 14 714 x2 1428 80 inv V @30' K4ORD 37 36 73 19 1387 1387 40 dpl @40', 80 dpl @35', 160 dpl @35' N3LL 24 23 47 14 658 x2 1316 Inv V @45' WD4E 31 30 61 19 1159 1159 Wire V @40' K4DXV 22 22 44 11 484 x2 968 Gap Titan vert WA4ZOF 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 OCF dpl, 40 full wave loop KA0ENU 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Dpl @35' KG4UPO 15 14 29 12 348 x2 696 Windom @40' K3RLL 20 20 40 14 560 560 Temporary vert K8QI 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 80 loop @40' K2UFT 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Doublet @40' K4KRW 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 Windom @20' WD4OHD 17 17 34 13 442 442 40 dpl @25' W4HH 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 OCF dpl @25' AI4VA 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Attic long wire W4DUK 11 11 22 5 110 x2 220 End fed Zepp @20' N4FZ 8 8 16 8 128 x1.5 192 HF9V gnd mtd vert N4FI 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 115' rdn wire @20', attic G5RV Jr. K4NVJ 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 88' non-res dpl @35' K4UK 11 11 22 8 176 176 Wire and vert WA4TNM 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Fan dpl @25' KU4A 10 10 20 8 160 160 Slp dpl @40' KK4CPO 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 OCF dpl @45' KB0ETU 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Dpl @40' WA2EDN 6 6 12 4 48 48 Dpl @40' WT5L 6 6 12 4 48 48 Gap Titan vert W5NZ 4 4 8 4 32 32 6BTV vertical WX4RM 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 6BTV KK4BOB 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 End fed wire K4AOA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl @40' $N4JD 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 80 loop @40' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5YDM 51 51 102 26 2652 x2 5304 Fan dpl @22' W5IQS 38 37 75 23 1725 x2 3450 Fan dpl @30' N5DRG 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 G5RV K5BZH 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Gnd mtd 14AVQ vert AI5I 6 5 11 6 66 x1.5 99 43' vert KE5YUM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Inv V @30' KA5TJS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 80 dpl @30' KB5JO 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 88' doublet @20' WY5R 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl @15' #N5TIT 2 2 4 2 8 8 Hamstick@9' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA7EE 16 15 31 13 403 x2 806 Inv V @47' WK6L 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 40 Windom/V @35' KA6AIL 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 20 gnd mtd vert, end fed wire @30' K6EEE 9 8 17 7 119 x2 238 G5RV Jr @30' K6CSL 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Delta loop, coaxial dpl, horiz loop N5VWN 5 4 9 4 36 36 End fed wire, 36' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WC7S 28 28 56 15 840 x2 1680 Inv V @50' K7NEW 21 19 40 14 560 x2 1120 Vert dpl @9' W7GAH 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 40 vert @8' AA7CU 8 8 16 8 128 128 6' mobile whip @12' WU7F 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G5RV @10' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W3NP 45 44 89 21 1869 x2 3738 130' CFZ @45' 600 ohm open wire K8JD 44 43 87 18 1566 x2 3132 40 90' dpl, 80 dpl NF8M 32 32 64 18 1152 x2 2304 80 OCF dpl @35' WB8LZG 29 28 57 18 1026 x2 2052 Dpl @30' N8BB 27 26 53 17 901 x2 1802 Dpl @50' WG8Y 24 22 46 18 828 x2 1656 Gnd mtd Hustler vert, 40-80 HB-DP @30' W8DW 17 16 33 15 495 x2 990 OCF dpl @30', vert WA8SAN 25 24 49 17 833 833 G5RV @25' N8QY 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 G5RV @25', HF6V N8IUP 18 18 36 10 360 x2 720 40 delta loop N8XMS 14 13 27 12 324 x2 648 R7 vert KB8FE 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 Dpl @30' WA8DOF 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Dpl @50' AC8AP 11 10 21 10 210 210 Dpl @50' WB8ENE 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 20 dpl @20', 102' doublet @15' W3HI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 ZS6BKW @30' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA9L 55 55 110 25 2750 x1.5 4125 Trap dpl @50' KB9ILT 49 48 97 20 1940 x2 3880 Gnd mtd vert #N9RLO 29 28 57 15 855 x2 1710 cfz@30' K9EYT 21 20 41 16 656 x2 1312 G5RV W9UX 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 Dpl @25' K9JWI 38 37 75 15 1125 1125 80 inv V @35' W9CC 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 80 loop @15' KA9FQG 20 19 39 13 507 x2 1014 G5RV @35' KB0KFX 18 17 35 11 385 x2 770 Butternut vert N1RU 21 20 41 14 574 574 40 attic full wave loop N9KR 18 18 36 12 432 432 EF Zepp @20' KC9EHQ 4 4 8 4 32 32 Dpl inv V @24' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9OSC 69 69 138 27 3726 x2 7452 CF Zepp @30' K0KCY 33 33 66 17 1122 x2 2244 Dpl @40' K0EUN 29 29 58 16 928 x2 1856 40 loop @20' NU0S 22 21 43 15 645 x2 1290 Gnd mtd vert, dpl @25' KA8HDE 19 18 37 13 481 x2 962 G5RV @25' KC0PMH 14 13 27 7 189 x2 378 135' doublet @40' K2HT 10 9 19 9 171 x2 342 80 Delta Loop @33' W0UFO 16 16 32 10 320 320 40 inv V dpl WD0K 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Center fed Zepp @30' KD0V 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 CF Zepp @50' NO2D 11 10 21 7 147 147 80 doublet @25' K0MC 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Inv V @54' N3PDT 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 Gnd mtd vert WB0QQT 3 3 6 3 18 18 Gnd mtd vert SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3FUJ 42 42 84 20 1680 x2 3360 G5RV @50' VE2ZAZ 41 41 82 19 1558 x2 3116 40 half-slp@40' VE3EDX 18 18 36 15 540 x2 1080 Gnd mtd vert VE5BCS 13 12 25 6 150 x2 300 Loop @25' VE7KBN 10 10 20 6 120 x2 240 Vert @10' VA3PEN 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Gnd Mtd Vert VE2KOT 6 6 12 6 72 72 G5RV Jr 43' @25' VA3RJ 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 40 Hamstik @40' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna XE2IF 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Inv V @30' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 64 61 125 28 3500 x2 7000 TH6DXX @55'; 40 coax fed dpl @50' N6VOH 40 32 72 24 1728 1728 3el Yagi @40' NQ2W 31 29 60 21 1260 1260 Mini beam @25', inv V @40' W6NF 24 22 46 15 690 690 Force 12 C3S Yagi @22', 40 4-sq WY7N 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Yagi @30' AD7CK 1 1 2 1 2 2 Hexbeam @20' @ Non-member not eligible for certificate or prize $ QRO not eligible for certificates or prize # Late log AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: K1IEE 1st SWA W2: NW2K 1st SWA W3: K3WWP 1st SWA W4: N0BS 1st SWA W5: W5YDM 1st SWA W6: AA7EE 1st SWA W7: WC7S 1st SWA W8: W3NP 1st SWA W9: AA9L 1st SWA W0: K9OSC 1st SWA Canada: VE3FUJ 1st SWA DX: XE2IF 1st Gain: K4BAI First time entrant high scorer: KA0ENU Prize drawing winner: AI5I The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: N4DU (nm) - 41 WA1LWS - 28 W7OM - 25 NM1I - 17 K0TC - 13 NA4O - 12 W9ILF - 12 N3QE - 11 W7IEX - 11 N9LL - 10 NT8P - 10 WA4AN - 10 AB0XE - 9 KI4FW - 9 N2YI - 8 W9GFB - 8 KB4QQJ - 7 N5GW - 6 K5TXG - 5 N2JJF - 5 N3ES - 5 NA7US - 5 Remember, submitting a log takes less than 5 minutes if GenLog and the autologger are used. We hope these folks will continue to participate AND submit their logs in the future. STATS: Logs submitted: 137 (new record) Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 188 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,484 States represented: 39 + DC + BC ON QC SK + F XE GOLDEN LOGS - 72 of 136 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AA3UJ AA7EE AA9L AI5I K0MC K1YAN K2GLS K2HT K2UFT K4AOA K4DXV K4KRW K4ORD K6CSL K7NEW K8QI K9EYT K9JWI KA0ENU KA6AIL KA8HDE KA9FQG KB0ETU KB1UOH KB3AAG KB5JO KB8FE KB9ILT KC2EGL KC9EHQ KD2MX KE5YUM KJ4LEN KQ1P KU4A N1RU N2ESE N3AEA N3PDT N4FI N4FZ N8BB N8XMS N9KR NF8M NQ2W NW2K VA3PEN VE2ZAZ VE3EDX VE3FUJ W0UFO W1OH W3ASW W3HI W4DUK W5NZ W5YDM W7GAH W8DW W9CC WA2JSG WA8DOF WB0QQT WB4OBF WB8ENE WD4OHD WG8Y WT5L WU7F WY5R WY7NIf 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. Email with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".
K1IEE - Tuned up on 40M and the band sounded pretty good with little QRN so I stayed there for the entire sprint. Made my regular number of Q's with S&P and the time flew by. Thanks to all 73 Dick
K1YAN - Got a late start at 2100 edt and 20 went out after a short while. 40 was in good shape and quite busy.
KQ1P - Great conditions here, had to quit when I was too tired and started making mistakes. 73 John
KB1UOH - This was my first Sprint. I am 78 yrs old and been a ham for 22 months. I had a tough time at first but began to get the hang of it during the last half hour. I will try again (NW2K: Charles, I hope to work you next time).
W1OH - Seemed like pretty decent conditions tonight. 20M was good for WA state at 10 PM EDT; 40m was the hotbed of activity. Heard plenty more than I worked in my short half hour on the air - first sprint since operating portable VY2 for the August 2011 sprint. Great fun as usual - nice to chase the spiders off the key (and out from between the ears!!) Thanks NAQCC!
AG4ZP - I had a fun time participating in this contest for the first time (NW2K: Welcome Aboard!). I don't have a proper antenna setup at my new apartment so I chucked a 20ft wire out my third floor window into a nearby tree. I hope to participate again next month with something fancy like a dipole.
K2GLS - Another fun sprint, lots of activity on all three bands. However, not as many multipliers; must be the sun spots ignoring some of the usual multipliers. 72 to all who pulled my signal out of the noise.
KD2MX - Last month I ran QRPp with my new SDR transceiver. Figured I'd go the other way this month. Over the winter I built a neat little kit, the AC-1 Junior, a crystal-controlled one tube transmitter. I missed the whole Novice experience, having been licensed as a Technician in 1968. I wanted little to do with CW back then and 2 meter AM was a fun place to be. Anyway, I did ok tonight, 10 states with 750mw. I've done worse with more. I did learn I need to get a few more crystals because it seems everybody has one for 7.040. Come on guys, spread out. I had no choice but to sit there with at least a half dozen other stations. Few if any I think were rockbound. I used my Drake-2B and J-38 key for the full retro experience. Not a solid-state device was used.
N2ESE - Thanks to all for another great sprint, 73-Gary #5555
N2COD - Very good band conditions this sprint. I operated from my mobile in WNY and had a blast on all 3 bands. 20m was open long into the sprint and 40m was actually crowded with NAQCC sprinters! Rig: Yaesu FT-857D at 5w into Hustler mobile verticals with a leg mounted straight key.
WA2JSG - Icom IC-703, 5w to an elevated vertical off a 12v battery.
W2JEK - Got on late so only had 45 minutes. Conditions pretty good but QSB on 80 came and could not pull out W4DUE's number, sorry. Yaesu FT-840 at 5W. 72 and 73 Don Younger, W2JEK #1135.
K3WWP - A pretty good sprint. If I had a better 20M setup I probably would have broken the 60 QSO mark. I spent about 35 minutes at the start on 20 for only 8 QSOs. 40 is much better for me and I took advantage to get 36 QSOs there. I had the GenLog rate meter up to 60 and maybe more a few times and had a few pileups on 40, something I haven't had for a while in our sprints. Also a lot of runs. Then some kind of broadband signal came on and slowed things down so I did a bit of S&P, then finished out on 80 with 8 QSOs. It was nice to work all of you but I especially want to mention N6VOH on 20 meters. I think that may be my first ever CA QSO in one of our sprints or at least one of the very very few. Well, now for the second month in a row, I can take it easy after one of our regular sprints as Dean NW2K does the posting of scores. Then Sunday evening, it's my turn to do the cross-checking of some 130 logs (I hope it's that many or more)
KG3W - 20M was good for 30 min. Went to 40 and stayed there. Great conditions but not a lot of elbow room. Hi! At 0137z I called N8P. Gave him my info and I swear 4 stations all at the same tone came back with info, only one of which belonged to me. I copied NR 2924. This call belongs to club member from India. Sure I balled this one up. Didn't claim it, but sorry whoever you were. Any way great to hear so many stations. Great FUN and look forward to next sprint. Thanks All. Scotty de KG3W
KB3AAG - Real bad noise on the bands tonite! I had to ask for repeats on a lot of calls tonite. It wasn't that the stations weren't loud just it seemed no one would answer my CQ or two or three would all at once! It is really windy and my electric kept going up and down, the lites were getting real dim at times and I wondered if it would hurt my rig? I picked up my extra ticket last week (NW2K: Congratulations!) but couldn't tell it improved me at all!! See you all next month! Frank
WB4OBF - First time I have been around for the sprint (NW2K: Thanks!). Then I got called away before halfway :( Lots of fun and I will definitely be back for future ones.
N0BS - My second sprint - decided to use SK this time. Haven't used a SK for more than a casual QSO now and then in almost 40 years, so sorry if my fist was getting a bit sloppy at times :-) Missed a few callers in mini pile ups and had a couple busted QSOs with real weak sigs I just couldn't copy. Great fun and lots of great signals. Used a Flex-1500 here.
AI4SV - Kenwood 450S at 5W. 60% on 20m, 39% on 40m, and just long enough to hear not much on 80m. I'm glad N3QE circled back later in the contest. I wasn't sure if our first QSO had succeeded or not, as some neighboring signals overshadowed it at one point, but the second try was solid. We had three great signals in Canada. The variety of contacts on the coasts and middle of the US were a great assortment: New England, Washington, Kansas, etc -- a lot of fun. 72!
K4ORD - Nice to have 20M open and 40 was packed with QRP signals, hard to find a run frequency! 80 was good with some QRN. Used my Bencher paddle this time. 8 QSO's on 20M, 16 on 40M and 13 on 80M. Thanks for all the contacts,looking forward to next month, 73/72 Riley
K4DXV - Despite a slow and mistake-filled start, I actually did better this month than the last two or three. Finally broke through the 20-QSO wall again. Started on 20 meters using my regular IC-718 cranked down to 5W. No joy. Switched to 40 meters after 10 minutes and still heard no NAQCC activity. 30 minutes into the sprint, I decided to change rigs and dug out the little Ten-Tec R4020 trail radio. I don't know if it was the rig change or if everyone just started late, but I suddenly picked up 3 quick contacts. Nearly an hour gone and I wasn't expecting much. Then -- as usual -- I caught a wave and ran pretty steadily for the next 40 minutes or so. I was surprised in looking at the log to note that I worked 3 VA stations and 1 WV. VA is usually tough here in TN and I almost never work WV. Good to work K3WWP, if not for the first time at least the first time in a long while. Thanks to K4UK for hanging in there with me during some heavy QRM, and to NQ2W for doing the same while the XYL provided some QRM...HI! Thanks to everyone for the contacts; it sounded like a great sprint. Hope everyone had lots of fun. See you next month just before Dayton...and maybe AT Dayton. I'll be there; will you?
WA4ZOF - Great time again this month. Ran the first half hour with an old HW8 and 40 meter loop; challenging to say the least.
K3RLL - K2 to my stealth vertical that only comes out at night - 20 meters certainly was nice this evening and it lasted a while. 40 sounded really noisy down here in FL with few stations. K3WWP had particularly good signal on both 20 and 40 tonight, but didn't hear me. Thanks for the fun. 72/73 ... Don
K2UFT - Almost missed the contest - great conditions on 40. First Sprint in a long time that I didn't run across K3WWP.
W4HH - LOTS of activity on 40. Worked three stations who told me I was a dupe but I did not have them in my log. Oh, well.
N4FZ - My first NAQCC Sprint (NW2K: Welcome, Gene)! Didn't make a big showing, but had fun. Looking forward to improving my score. K2 at 5W, worked pretty good on 40. Gene N4FZ
K4KRW - Once again, great time! Thanks everyone. 40 meters was great here. Some QRM, but lots of good signals.
WD4OHD - Better results this month. Solved some antenna problems and got more familiar with GenLog. A lot of good signals in among the digital signals and other forms of QRM.
AI4VA - Great sprint! Tnx to all!
K4NVJ - Hear a lot of stations but not easy to work them.
KB0ETU - Only had an hour to play tonight. Enjoyed it. Thanks guys. 72, Phil
WA2EDN - Another good time.. Used my 1941 USAF Knee key.
WX4RM - Was looking forward all day for sprint. High winds knocked out power on the Blue Ridge Mountains from just before dinner (hungry) till 10:10 pm, leaving a whole 20 minutes to get my taste of the sprint. At least I got to work John k3wwp and 2 California stations. It is nice to have electricty again. Now for some dinner!!
K4AOA - Rookie. Getting my feet wet if you will. Hope I get this right and will continue listening and learning (NW2K: Looks great!). Thanks. 73/Jim/K4AOA
N4JD - Lots of fun. Noisy on 40m and looking forward to next month.
W5YDM - FT-950/5 watts/J-38. 20m was quiet with plenty of signals and I would have preferred to stay there all night, but after an hour, everyone moved away. 40m had more signals but the atmospheric noise was bad. I switched bands a lot and had trouble remembering to change the band in Genlog as I jumped around, so I may lose a few QSO's. Also, the requirement to use ENTER instead of TAB always gives me fits because my regular logger is just the opposite.
W5IQS - Good Sprint. Had a few stations that I just couldn't pull out of the mud, sorry. See you next month.
N5DRG - First time in Sprint (NW2K: Danny, thanks for getting on board). All new states, used J-38 key. It was rough copy for me, but it was a blast. Danny-N5DRG
K5BZH - My first time (NW2K: Welcome, Jim!), will try to use the computer logging next time. Looks to be a fun way to spend two hours.
KE5YUM - Band conditions were not too good in this part of the country. I tried 20 with my HW-8 but could not raise anyone, so I switched to 40 with my MFJ. Thanks to those who worked me. All the best, Terry
KB5JO - Tried running this sprint using a Rockmite 40 on 7040. The s9 XE-land sideband did me in, didn't even make it out of Texas. Rather poor results, only thing worse would have been a zero score (!?)
WY5R - Severe T-Storm hit and had to QRT. Never could find the log file from GenLog, so had to submit manually.
AA7EE - A very enjoyable Sprint - 20 was in great shape. I did check 40 a couple of times and heard quite a few non-contest stations but no Sprint stations, so headed back up to 20 and made all my QSO's there. Lots of fun - no time to get bored!
K6CSL - Well, I hope I got the right day today. Bands not the best, but many stations active. TNX for a fun Sprint. Bert, K6CSL
N5VWN - Wow, two months in a row. Only my third contest, but better than last month! Used KX1.
WC7S - Fun time. Didn't find anyone on 80, and seemed slim on 40. 20 was still alive at the end, with few stations. More workout for my Junkers key, a few more years, I might get good at it yet. Thanks to all who pulled me out, and put up with my floppy fingers.
W7GAH - 20m very strange for me. Started short and then went long, always with QSB. Most contacts were readable with the QSB. Thanks John (AI4SV) for working to complete the contact. I lost you briefly after you acknowledged my call. Your repeats made the contact possible. S6-S7 noise on 40m. Always fun.
AA7CU - Worked sprint from Arizona again. Very nice conditions on 20 meters.
W3NP - Stayed on 40 meters and it was hopping so I didn't check any other bands. I haven't worked a sprint in several months and I think this is the first time I was able to operate the entire 2 hours. Condx were good here in WV. Rig: K2-10 at 5W, Nye Master key
K8JD - Got on for most of the two hours this time. Most contacts on 40m but got four on 80m near the end.
WB8LZG - Hello again, fellow flea power folks. Great condx for the sprint tonight! I started out on 20 and it was just OK. 6 QSO's later, went to 40. Things were going strong on 40. Then about 9:30 I went to take an "ICE CREAM" break, checked 20m again and it was going good so I hopped on back up there fer 8 more QSO's and 3 more mults. Finished out the evening with old friend John K4BAI. Nice to hear those high numbers too! PS SRI to several of the stations that were answering my CQ's who I just couldn't pull out of the "mud". Yes I KNOW U WERE THERE! Keep trying! 73 to all you QRPers. Gregg
N8BB - Been off for awhile, didn't know retiring was such a hard task but am now fully retired and ready for the fun. Thanks to everyone for a great time, see NW2K is hot on the scene, nice to work you on NA Dean. See everybody next sprint.
WG8Y - Hi all, another fun 2 hrs. Heard so many signals at start on 20 that I did S&P. Same thing on 40. Great to hear so many great signals from QRP stations. Went to 80 later and didn't hear much as I tuned up the band then ran into K4ORD. Riley was S9+ into N.E Ohio. Great job. Thanks everyone for hearing me. 72 for now, Mark WG8Y.
N8IUP - Thanks everyone, had a great time...
N8QY - Good sprint, not much QRM or QSB. 20m was great the first part of sprint, 80m one contact then on to 40m for rest of the night. Not many contacts for me this sprint. No sprint for me next month, Dayton Hamvention, lots of QRP STUFF. 73
N8XMS - I wish that I had more time to operate. Conditions were good and participation seemed high. I think that there is a good chance that we could break the submitted log record.
KB8FE - Signals kind of weak and few in number at the start. Then the activity picked up. I tried 80m for a while. Not much noise there but very few stations. Back to 40 and stayed there. No storms in the area. Hoping for 'perfect conditions' on one of these upcoming sprints just to see how much difference there will be in number of stations heard and number of contacts!!!
WB8ENE - Had fun using the K1 for a change. N9RLO (John), VE2ZAZ called me on your frequency after our contact, and I wasn't sure what to do, so I made the contact with him. Later, I realized that I should have asked him to QSY. Sorry about that. Next time I'll know what to do. 73, Art
W3HI - My first NA Sprint. Of course, the neighbors decided this was the evening to stop by and visit. Luck of the Irish? Oh, I forgot - I'm Welsh! As my 25-yr-old out-of-date cw skills slowly come back, so will I to the Sprints! What a great club (NW2K: John, Welcome!).
K9JWI - Did single band (40) with Norcal 2n2/40 rig. Plenty of activity on 40. I am not a sprint regular. Every time I participate the sprint seems to have grown. For much of the evening 7035 to 7045 was packed with good signals. Even N8WE at 500 mW was Q5. Thanks to John for all his work building this event.
KB0KFX - It's great to be back after a couple months. I was only able to get the last hour, but it sure was an extra fun night for me. Calling CQ for only about 10 minutes resulted in some nice spots in South America and Hawaii. They weren't contacts, but it was nice to know my vertical was getting out on 20m. That's the fun stuff that keeps me coming back to QRP and QRP sprints. Hopefully we'll start hearing some KX3's soon in the upcoming sprints.
KC9EHQ - Finally able to catch a sprint after not having the time/bad band conditions for a couple years! I shut off a switch to the circuit breaker to eliminate RFI from the washing machine. There was a lot of activity on 40! I am not much of a contest op, but it is nice to take part every once in a while. Lots of fun, and looking forward to the next one. My Equipment: Elecraft K2, G5RV Jr. in outverted Vee up 23 feet at apex. Used battery power this time. Also used CW Touch Paddles.
K9OSC - Another top notch Sprint. Both 20 and 40 meters were very good tonight and so nice to see so many good friends on tonight.
NU0S - Great sprint and lots of fun with nice band conditions tonight. Sorry AD7CK for not being able to work you I hope to work you next sprint. Sorry also my Genlog would not create a copy file...bad bad computer... 72/73 Scotty NU0S Nebraska
KC0PMH - Good to be back in harness! God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH
K2HT - Thanks for the QRP QSO's, only worked 20 meters because QRN heavy on 80 and 40. Used J-38 Key and Kenwood TS-480 at 5 watts into 80 meter delta loop at 33'
W0UFO - I forgot the sprint but noticed by e-mail in time for the last 1/2 hour. Turned out to be a fun/busy 1/2 hour. Thanks for to all who heard me. See you next month. Mert W0UFO
KD0V - The band conditions were very good here on 20M. I have had a very long and busy day and was not up to doing the full sprint. In February I only did one QSO for the same reason. This time I decided to go 15 minutes. It was great. Working sure cuts into HAM Radio, maybe I have my priorities wrong, but I enjoy eating, having a place to live, and room for antenna. Thanks to those who gave me a call. 73's
NO2D - Worked the first hour on 20 meters, but had to quit before I could switch to 40 meters. As always, enjoyed the sprint. Pete, NO2D.
K0MC - Nice signals on 20/40m.
N3PDT - It's been way too long since I've had an NAQCC sprint evening free, and I almost missed this one too. Got home from work about 5 after the hour and worked the last 15 minutes only. Sure felt nice to be back, even if for such a short time. Heard a lot of great sigs on 40m tonight. Thanks to all for making this such a great monthly event. First time out with my new-to-me 1954 Vibroplex Original Standard. Rig was a K1.
WB0QQT - I got a very late start in the sprint but still managed to make 3 contacts. Always fun no matter what my total count is! 72's....Steve
VE3FUJ - A most enjoyable sprint. I bettered my previous personal best. First time ever, there were not enough room in the box with out expanding it. Hi Hi. I do think I missed a few as there were quite a few pile ups. To them I'm sorry. 40 here was really humming which is nice to hear. For a change John K4BAI and Randy KB4QQJ came in with good signals. Thank to all whom I contacted and see you all next month. Brion 3011
VA3PEN - I could spend only about 30 minutes for the sprint. The 40m condition was really good here tonight. See you at the next sprint.
VA3RJ - Lots of activity on 40M. Now is time to get my old railroad straight key cleaned up and ready for the next Sprint. Great Fun!!!!
XE2IF - First Sprint as a member of the NAQCC (NW2K: Thank you for joining!), a lot of fun but little time to operate, see you all next sprint..
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, 40M dipole. Good conditions on 20 and 40 tonight and good activity. Didn't get to 80. 20M: 47 QSOs in 91 minutes. 40M: 17 QSOs in 29 minutes. Thanks for all QSOs. This weekend is the annual GA QSO Party. See http://georgiaqsoparty.org/ for all details. I will be QRV in many GA counties as W4AN/M. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
N6VOH - Great sprint for me. Put the headphones on and had a blast. Nice to hear so many loud QRP signals on frequency. 72, 73, Barry
NQ2W - This month, I used my recently built K1 @ 5W to mini beam at 25' for 20m and inv V at 40' for 40m. Started out on 20 for 18 Q's...moved to 40 and made 13 for a total of 21 multis. No need to switch the filter board out to give 80 a try - lots of action on 20 and 40. The two hours just seems to fly by. There was one station, a 5, on 20 that I just couldn't copy...QSB. Hopefully, we'll make the QSO next month. Thanks to everyone that joined in the fun - you all make this a very enjoyable sprint - and special thanks to John and Dean. Looking forward to next month. I've uploaded my log to LoTW and eQSL...hope you'll consider doing the same. 72/73 Will NQ2W
W6NF - That was fun, as my first NAQCC Sprint effort (NW2K: Welcome and thanks for the QSO!). It ended too early for 40 and my noise level there was quite high. I'll be back!
AD7CK - This was my first time to be on the contest (NW2K: Boyd, TU for joining in and see you next month). I had a high noise level and could not copy very well. My thanks to NU0S for trying to work with me on the exchange. 73, Boyd AD7CK
WA4TNM - Hello everyone, had a great time again this month. Thanks to all that gave me a contact. Looking forward to next month. 73 Jim
AA9L - Wow! What a great sprint. I never moved from 40 meters. I used my Vibroplex. Hope I am getting better with it.
KA2KGP - Good band conditions this sprint. 20m was open long into the sprint and 40 & 80 were good here. Good turnout, 40m was loaded with NA QSO's. See everyone next sprint. 73
KJ4LEN - I submitted my log Tuesday night but it still hasn't shown up on the website so I figured I should resubmit (NW2K: Ray, for some reason, there were three logs that did not make it here from Tuesday night. Thank you for resubmitting.). 20 and 40 were in good shape. Longest contact was with N6VOH (FL to CA). Thanks for the fun event.
NF8M - The Boy Scout meeting ran late so I only got on for the last hour or so. The party was definitely on 40 - listened on 20 and 80 but heard nothing.
W9UX - By mistake had the -10db pad in so did the Sprint using 600mW. Condx were very good and a lot of activity on 40M. Looking forward to next month. 72, Terry
N9KR - Fun again. Good band conditions on 40. Lost my transmitter near the end; they just don't make 2n2222s like they used to :)
W2SH - 20m was pretty unstable from the start. Switched to 40m and that wasn't working well until I discovered that my antenna tuner was still set up for 20m. Six QSOs during the first 30 minutes was an inglorious beginning. 80m conditions were OK but the band was sparsely populated.
WB4UHC - Much better band conditions than past few months, less QSB but still had a lot of QRN. Really enjoyed working a lot of different stations last month and this month. Special thanks to W5YDM for most distant contact, Texas.
WY7N - Working in CA, Silicon Valley. Ham Radio Outlet in Sunnyvale is a mile or two away. They close at 0030Z, but Jon-K6WV said he didn't mind staying a short while to let me work a few. (Nice guy. If you need any gear, give him a try.) Worked four stations in 10 minutes. QRM was intense. I 'sensed' the stations worked rather than heard them. I love these sprints!
KB9ILT - K3 at 5 watts to a 31 foot vertical. Conditions were pretty good on both 20 and 40 meters, though 40 was up and down with mini pileups on the peaks and silence on the troughs. Had fun pulling N8WE's 500mw signal out of the static. Great sprint, see you next month.
WT5L - First sprint I've worked in over a year. Lots of fun!
N1RU - Had a great time as always. Conditions on 40 were good in Northeast Indiana--lots of clear signals from MN to the east coast. See you next month. 73, James
W8DW - Another good sprint, had an ARES meeting so got a late start but band was great here. See all next month. 72's Dave
KA5TJS - Sorry for the late log. Been a busy week. Hope to see you all later.
KC2EGL - I had a blast getting back into the swing of things after missing the past few sprints. I started out on 20M hearing plenty of stations but not bagging any. There were some pretty impressive pileups. As soon as the pileups died down so did the band. I moved to 40M and found plenty of signals to work the rest of the sprint. Thanks to all who worked me. CU on the radio next month. Rig TS-2000, Key Begali Spark.
KG4UPO - A great evening for QRP folks. Thanks to all who helped me. Wiley, KG4UPO
VE2ZAZ - This is a second try in submitting my results. Once again, a fun contest to participate in. 40M was good, with a bit of a drop of activity in the last 30 minutes. It was a good way to try the NESCAF audio filter. Thanks to the NAQCC staff for the hard work. 73! Bert
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 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.