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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'

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

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 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.

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):
If 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 pix_email_naqcc (1K) 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 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

Entry Deadline:
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.