Jun 2012 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#92)
NW2K Comments - Again this month, if I received your log, I sent an email reply to you with the subject heading of Received NAQCC Sprint Log. Be sure to get ready for the Milliwatt Sprint on Thursday June 21 (Wednesday evening for most of the participants).
K3WWP Comments - The cross-checking is finished. It went fast this year because there were not that many confusing logs like last month. There were many minor adjustments in scoring due to 3 members sending power instead of their membership number. In that case, the QSOs all count as 2 point QSOs. Also those kind of errors DO NOT go against a GOLDEN LOG. Now the ball is back in your court again to inquire about any changes or not making the GOLDEN LOG list. You must do that before Sunday the 24th at 2400Z. After that nothing can be questioned or changed. Email with the subject "June Sprint Question"
I just have to comment on Werner N8BB's soapbox. I really admire what he did. It was wonderful he took the time out from what was apparently a run to a really big score to spend 20 minutes explaining the sprint and the club to a non-member. We should issue certificates for acts like that rather than for big scores as it means much more in the long run to help someone out than to brush them off and go for the score instead. Werner has his priorities straight. I also admire those who will slow down to help out someone struggling to make a QSO. That is wonderful also. Remember participation is much more important than scores or winning anything. You are all EQUAL winners in the NAQCC Sprint Games!
Participation is so important above all else, we've now established an honor roll for those who participate in 50 or more sprints. I've updated it for this June sprint now. You can see it on the Sprint Results page in the Contests/Sprints section of the web site. Heartiest congratulations to the 15 members on the list so far. It will be a few sprints before we add anyone to the list, as the closest member is now at 45 sprints.
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1IEE 16 16 32 15 480 x2 960 OCF wire @30' KB1UOH 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 Window mtd vert N1PQ 15 15 30 13 390 390 40 EFHW, 20 raised wire monopole W1LIC 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Dpl @25' N1IMW 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Dpl @20' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NW2K 66 65 131 27 3537 3537 Inv V @50' W2SH 40 40 80 21 1680 x2 3360 180' dpl @35', 80' vert wire KD2MX 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 600' loop @30' W2JEK 18 18 36 15 540 x2 1080 80 end fed, 40 dpl, both @20' WA2JSG 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Vert mtd @12' N2ESE 19 19 38 13 494 494 80 OCF dpl @25' KA2KGP 12 11 23 9 207 x2 414 Dpl @25', gnd mtd vert KC4RN 13 12 25 11 275 275 Inv V @45' KA2CAQ 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 G5RV @35' WB2QDG 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 40 dpl @25' K2GLS 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 20 dpl @20' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 45 44 89 18 1602 x2 3204 ~110' attic random wire KG3W 29 28 57 17 969 x2 1938 All band dpl @24' K3RLL 11 11 22 11 242 242 G5RV Jr. AK3X 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 40 inv V @27' KB3AAG 1 1 2 1 2 2 G5RV @30' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0BS 35 32 67 19 1273 x2 2546 135' dpl @65' WX4RM 34 33 67 18 1206 x2 2412 4BTV gnd mtd vert KB4QQJ 34 31 65 18 1170 x2 2340 20-40 end fed K4ORD 51 49 100 21 2100 2100 40 dpl @40', 160 dpl @35' WB4UHC 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 80 inv V @30' WD4E 42 41 83 18 1494 1494 80 hor. loop @40' KG4UPO 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 40 EFHW in the pines KQ4VY 22 22 44 14 616 x2 1232 Inv L @50' NY4G 22 21 43 13 559 x2 1118 G5RV @50' W4OH 31 31 62 16 992 992 Windom @25' WA4ZOF 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 140' OCF dpl @35' WB4MNK 22 21 43 18 774 774 31' S9 gnd mtd vert N4FI 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Attic G5RV Jr. W4DUK 18 18 36 10 360 x2 720 End fed Zepp @20' K4KRW 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 Windom @25' K4NVJ 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 88' non-res dpl @35' AK4LF 12 12 24 9 216 216 Dpl @30' W4RQ 8 8 16 8 128 x1.5 192 Dpl @25' K9IA 10 10 20 9 180 180 Gnd mtd vert AI4VA 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 Attic long wire AI4SV 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Gnd mtd vert KS4L 9 9 18 8 144 144 Inv V @45' W2QU 9 9 18 7 126 126 Dpl @30' AK4LP 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 G5RV Jr. in attic @30' KU4A 8 8 16 7 112 112 Sloping dpl @40' WG8Y 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 74' end fed @25' KJ4LEN 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 80 inv L, 40 dpl @40' AE5KA 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 25' gnd mtd vert wire W4CUX 5 5 10 3 30 x1.5 45 80 loop @50' WA2EDN 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpls @40' KK4BOB 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 Random wire @40' K4JPN 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Zepp $N4JD 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 80 loop @40' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 33 30 63 18 1134 x2 2268 Fan dpl @30' W5YDM 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 Fan dpl @22' KE9DR 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 420' rdm loop @50' WY5R 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 Dpl @15' KA5TJS 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 80 dpl @30' K5TRI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV Jr. @50' K5BZH 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 14AVQ gnd mtd vert KE5YUM 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Inv V @30' K4LJA 2 2 4 2 8 8 Windom @45' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 40 20 inv V Windom @35' KA6AIL 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 40 20 gnd mtd vert K6MGO 3 3 6 2 12 12 Indoor 50' doublet K6CSL 2 2 4 2 8 8 Delta loop, coaxial dpl, EF wire SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9JWV 32 28 60 16 960 x2 1920 43' vert AA7VW 14 13 27 11 297 x2 594 70' dpl NU7T 14 13 27 10 270 x2 540 R6000, 40 dpl @20' W7GAH 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Inv V @50', vert @8' KE7YTE 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 20' flag pole AE7CG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl @10' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W9VNE 68 64 132 26 3432 x2 6864 40 20 dpls @45' AE8M 56 56 112 23 2576 x2 5152 80 40 20 dpl @50' N8BB 49 48 97 25 2425 x2 4850 Dpl @50' W3NP 44 44 88 19 1672 x2 3344 130' CFZ @45', 600 ohm open wire NF8M 42 41 83 18 1494 x2 2988 80 40 above roof dpl @30' N8QY 31 30 61 17 1037 x2 2074 G5RV @25', HF9V WB8LZG 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 Dpl @30' N8ZYA 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Indoor Isotron KB8FE 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Dpl @30' KB3CXQ 13 13 26 11 286 286 4BTV gnd mtd vert W3HI 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 ZS6BKW @30' WB8ENE 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 102' doublet @15', 20 dpl @20' N8XMS 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Vert AC8JW 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 S9 vert SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N9SF 53 51 104 21 2184 x2 4368 80 40 fan dpl @50' K9JWI 37 37 74 20 1480 x2 2960 Butternut HF9V AA9L 36 36 72 18 1296 x2 2592 Trap dpl @50' W9CC 28 26 54 17 918 x2 1836 80 loop @15' KK0I 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 Inv V @25' K9KHJ 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 EFHW sloper 15' to 45' N9KR 26 26 52 16 832 832 Zepp @20' K9EYT 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 G5RV @25' W9UX 14 14 28 12 336 x2 672 Dpl @25' W9GFB 8 8 16 7 112 112 40 dpl@20', 20 dpl@30' KG9HM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Attic dpl @30' NN9S 1 1 2 1 2 2 Hor. delta loop @25' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KI0I 33 32 65 17 1105 x2 2210 80 delta loop @25' KD0V 19 19 38 15 570 x2 1140 CF Zepp @50' K0EUN 19 19 38 14 480 x2 960 40 loop @20' K6XT 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 Ctr fed long wire N0TA 17 17 34 10 340 x2 680 Doublet @35' N3PDT 12 10 22 9 198 x2 396 Gnd mtd vert WD0K 9 9 18 8 144 x1.5 216 Ctr fed Zepp @35' NO2D 10 10 20 9 180 180 80 doublet @25' K2HT 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Hor. 40 delta loop @40' W0SZV 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 1200' loop @55' ladder line fed KD1V 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Vert, elevated radials KI0J 6 6 12 6 72 72 HF6 vert K9OSC 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 CF Zepp @30' KA8HDE 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV Jr. @30' NU0S 0 0 0 0 0 0 None SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3FUJ 44 41 85 16 1360 x2 2720 G5RV @50' VE5BCS 9 8 17 6 102 x2 204 210' loop @25' VE3RCN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mtd vert SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna CO8CML 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Inv V dpl @27' NP3CW 1 0 1 1 1 x2 2 Dpl @25' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 63 57 120 27 3240 x2 6480 TH6DXX @55', 40 dpl @50' W0UFO 38 36 74 24 1776 1776 TA33 @50', 40 inv V dpl NQ2W 26 25 51 19 969 969 Mini beam @25', inv V @40' W7GB 10 10 20 10 200 x1.5 400 3 el Yagi @40', R7 vert W5QC 12 11 23 9 207 207 3 el Yagi @35' N1NUA 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 4 el tribander @40' W7LKG 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 SteppIR DB18 @50' @ Non-member not eligible for certificate or prize $ QRO not eligible for certificates or prize AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: K1IEE 1st SWA W2: NW2K 1st SWA W3: K3WWP 1st SWA W4: N0BS 1st SWA W5: W5IQS 1st SWA W6: WK6L 1st SWA W7: K9JWV 1st SWA W8: W9VNE 1st SWA W9: N9SF 1st SWA W0: KI0I 1st SWA Canada: VE3FUJ 1st SWA DX: CO8CML 1st Gain: K4BAI First time entrant high scorer: KK0I Prize drawing winner: WB2QDG The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: KB9ILT - 29 KA9FQG - 18 WB5BKL (nm) - 16 AB9CA - 15 W0FG - 15 K0TC -14 WB0PYF - 14 W8DW - 11 KA3WMJ (nm) - 10 WX8NN - 8 W5BM - 7 WA2AAW - 7 W4NJK - 6 W7OM - 6 WA1ZCQ - 6 WA8REI - 6 AB0XE - 5 K2JT - 5 NF0R - 5 W4PDZ - 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: 126 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 191 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2103 States represented: 39 + NS ON SK + CM LZ KP4 GOLDEN LOGS - 57 of 126 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AA9L AE7CG AE8M AI4SV AK3X AK4LF CO8CML K1IEE K2GLS K2HT K4KRW K4NVJ K5TRI K6CSL K6XT K9EYT K9IA K9OSC KA5TJS KA6AIL KA8HDE KB3AAG KC4RN KD0V KD2MX KE9DR KG4UPO KG9HM KI0J KS4L KU4A N0BS N2ESE N3PDT N8BB N8XMS N9KR NF8M NO2D NP3CW NQ2W NU7T VE3RCN W2JEK W2SH W3NP W4DUK W4RQ W7GAH W7LKG W9CC W9GFB W9UX WA2JSG WB8ENE WG8Y WX4RMIf you're not listed as a GOLDEN LOG or your posted score is different from what you computed and wish to know why, we'll tell you if you ask before 2400Z the second Sunday after the sprint. Email with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".
NU0S - Sorry, I wanted to operate, but I can't get Gen Log to work and no funds to fix my computer or get classes on how to upgrade or fix this computer...Don't want to turn in a bad log...So will work ragchew on WARC bands...73/Scotty/NU0S
VE3RCN - Only had 5 minutes. Must get some sleep. Navy life...gotta love it.
KB3AAG - Well, as I told you all last month, my tree fell and took down my 80 loop. Well, when that snake bites, he just keeps chewing. My K3 layed down and so went west to be repaired, guess what, it is supposed to be home tomorrow! The snake chews some more, I got the loop half up only to discover the boy who mowes here at the cabin chopped up my coax with his mower! I got out my old Yaesu FT900 that has no narrow filter (from back when I did that other stuff, you know push one button and make noise!). Well I decided it was a good place to try for a GOLDEN LOG, I have never had one! So here's hoping I didn't do something wrong! Frank
KG9HM - Limited time but always a good time!
W7LKG - Just a token effort. Propagation was good to eastern and central US, but an S3 plus noise level and other local distractions put me off, so maybe next month. But it is fun, and nice to see a lot of stations working the sprint.
K2HT - Only had 1 hour to enjoy the sprint. Band condx were weird worked close in states on 20M and more distant stations on 40M. 73 Dick K2HT
KA8HDE - Only a short time to work, bands seemed empty overall until 0130, but then had to QRT, so only a couple of QSOs. Used my "new" J-37 which was from the estate of our friend and NAQCC member K0HJC (SK). K9OSC made a nice base for it.
K5TRI - Not the best condx this time. Hope next time will be better.
K3RLL - FT-817 to G5RV jr at 35': 20M sounded pretty good at the opening bell with nice signals but at 0100z when I went to 40, nobody was there (NW2K: Around that time on 40, you were S9+20 here and I kept calling, but no go). 40M started picking up later but that's enough for tonight. Thanks for pulling me out of the noise. 72/73
K9KHJ - First sprint in many months and enjoyed it a lot. Could only put in 90 minutes but heard some BIG signals tonight. Always a pleasure to hear K9OSC who built my K1 (thanks for the 599).
W5YDM - Not my night. QSB like I never heard before. Many contacts never came back to me or faded away during exchanges and 3 or 4 would replace them, all on the same frequency and already in QSO with someone else. After an hour of that, I had enough.
W9UX - Enjoyed the Sprint. See you next time. 72, Terry W9UX #33
KJ4LEN - Didn't get started till late. 40 was packed. Nothing heard on 80. I used my TS-130V at 5W and J37 key.
AK4LP - My first NAQCC Sprint - it was fun! (NW2K: Welcome!)
W3HI - I tried a bit on 20 tonight. Heard Arizona and a few other 7s but couldn't connect. I did get TX and MO, then went back to 40. I think I'll try a new antenna for the next sprint.
AA9L - Stayed on 40, lot's of action and QRM. Great fun!
AI4SV - Joined for the second half. Not so much going on 20, so I spent the evening twiddling back and forth on 40m. Heard calls from VE2 and Texas, but my best DX tonight (from Virginia) is WI. Looking forward to the mW sprint! 72 - Jack
KE9DR - Good to be back, had to miss the last four sprints for various reasons. I stayed with 20 all night; it had some QSB and got a little weak the last half hour. Listened in on 80 and 40 but too much QRN. Enjoyed it and thanks to everyone. 73 Bert
NP3CW - Able to make one QSO in 40 mtrs band but he was using 100W of power. called CQ NA in 20 mtrs but no answer. Julio NP3CW #2766 San Juan, PR
KQ4VY - I started out slow here and had a lot of QRN, but 40 meters was active towards the end. The last few QSO's were tough to finish after 2 hours on the straight key.
NN9S - Managed to get away from family for just the last 30 minutes. Two contacts is better than none!
KI0I - A little confused, NF0R came up as a member in GenLog but sent 3w on report. Did you forget to pay your dues hihi! Don`t know how to score that one, so it`s down as non-member (NW2K: Mark, I think John will score this as a member QSO). 20m was good here and 40m not bad but too much QRN and QSB for QRP. Lots of fun working with 5w seeing what it`ll do. Hope all had fun too. 72 CUL Mark KI0I
N1IMW - Was watching the Red Sox struggle for a bit tonight. . . working cw is more fun! Worked the vhf contest this past weekend. . .maybe some of you guys can join me and try 6 meters next month for the last half of the sprint?
NY4G - It has been a while since my last sprint. S&P for a little while but the QSOs piled in at the last few minutes while calling CQ. Rig was a K2. Band was a little noisy and there were not many on 20m. 40m had the lion's share of QSO's. Thanks to all who worked me and great to be back.
KB4QQJ - Fun Sprint, and had a nice surprise when LZ2DS gave a call form Bulgaria. He was working the County week and wanted my county. Easy, give me your power and I'll give you my county....heh heh. Atanas was also running 5w!! Exchanged FISTS numbers and all were happy. I had pretty good luck on 20 until I was overcome with QRM. Moved to 40 for the last few minutes. All in all, got to play most of the sprint. And I got my log in this time!! hi hi Missed it last time due to Dayton. Rig - HB-1a at 3-5 watts, Antenna - PAR EndFedz at 25 feet, Key - Navy Flameproof
N1PQ - Thanks and CU again next month. 73/72 Pete Quinn - N1PQ
KK0I - Fun event as always. Some pretty nice signals tonight. Thanks for all the contacts. 73, Jack
K4ORD - Well, now the sprint is over the QRN has settled down, it gave me a fit on both 20 and 40 tonight, I missed some because of it. Conditions of the bands were good otherwise. Lots of stations on made 42 QSO's on 40 and 9 on 20M . Ran the K3 at 5W and used my Bencher paddle. Thanks to all and looking forward to next month 72/73 Riley
N3PDT - Got home in time to work the last hour. 20 was in pretty good shape here, albeit a bit short. Really happy I could get another NACQQ sprint in, as it's one of my favorites. Thanks to all! Elecraft K1, Navy Flameproof key, 31' ground mount vertical
K4KRW - A lot of great signals out there. 20 worked pretty well for me at the start. 40 was great (even crowded at times)! I checked 80 near the end but didn't hear any signals. I bet there are a lot of logs for this one. WA2EDN and I talked W4OH into joining the sprint tonight. I ran into him on 40 and it sounded like he was having fun. Hopefully, he is hooked too. Thanks everyone!
N8BB - I had what I consider a good run going and got a non-member call, knocked me flat, did the right thing and chatted for 20 minutes and told him about NAQCC. Had almost 30 contacts in 35 minutes on 20 meters, kinda lost the drive. 20 was the workhorse tonight, noise was not bad, got to 40 and think I found the noisy band, Did ok but not what I was hoping for, wanted 50 and was really thinking 60 contacts was within reach. Want to thank Jim, W9VNE for his help, great to see him here. I found Randy, KB4QQJ again, gotta get that roll going again, been missing him. Really appreciate all the regulars and new ones too. This has really been a fun group and it is exciting to see things getting into a good groove. Good Job John and Dean, others behind the scene. Your work is recognized here for sure. Werner. Oh yeah, I just found out the little box on the top of GenLog displays your names, wish I looked harder before, hi hi
W3NP - Started out on 20 which was not in very good condx from here in WV. Switched to 40 and heard and worked a lot of stations. Lightning started just as the sprint ended. Rig: Ten Tec Eagle at 5 watts and the straight key this evening was my German Junker. Another enjoyable evening. 73, Dave - W3NP
WB4MNK - Sure enjoyed the sprint. Had a lot of noise on the bands tonight, but still was able to make a few contacts. Art
W0SZV - First time trying a sprint that counts. Think I got one contact on the 160m sprint and then found out it wasn't checked. Looking forward to doing this again. Eldon 3091
W2QU - Getting back on the air after a 10 year hiatus (NW2K: Welcome Back!). Forgot how much fun it is to work QRP CW! Had a blast!
K3WWP - Well, that was an enjoyable relaxed effort tonight. It's so nice to know that once the sprint is over, I don't get stressed out processing scores. Thank you Dean, very much for making my life easier. I started out with the intention of doing a 40 meters only sprint tonight, and that worked well for 1 hour and 46 minutes. After answering N4JD's CQ and working him, I sat on 7041.4 and just called CQ the whole time and got 39 responses for a 40 on 40 evening. However, then the well seemed to run dry so I went to 80 meters for the last 14 minutes and added 5 more QSOs. Now after pressing 'Submit Log' below here, I can continue to relax with some Internet TV (Bob Vila's Home Again) and radio (Terry Lee & Music For Young Lovers on MCN) and a late snack till Dean sends me the results page for uploading. Ah, this is the life. HI HI Oh, and just after the sprint I had a very nice rag chew with Karl OE5FBL on 20 meters which means I've worked EU each of the first 13 days of June now. 73 and thanks to all of you for finding and answering my CQs. I love to just sit there and be the object of S&P operating instead of doing the S&P myself as I must do in most other contests because of my minimal QRP setup.
W5QC - My first contest and took it slow (NW2K: Thanks for joining in on the fun!), hope to do more and better when cw gets better. Steve W5QC
KC4RN - My first Sprint (NW2K: Welcome and thanks for the QSO!). A fast two hours and I enjoyed it. Great to hear all the activity. 73, Gerald - KC4RN
W7GAH - 20m fair at best, 40m poor. Always seem to get W5YDM regardless of conditions. I lost AB9CA before he acknowledged my info so I assumed he didn't get it all; next time. Short log this time, looking forward to next sprint.
NW2K - Great conditions here for sure. 20 was open for the entire sprint (19 QSOs). 40 was full of activity (47 QSOs). 80 was quiet here and I was able to work K3WWP near the end for my only 80 QSO. Used paddles this time, so no straight key bonus. Who says that factors of 2 don't matter! Great fun and thanks for all the QSOs. See you next time for sure. 5W, 80-40-20 inverted V fan dipole at 50'.
WA4ZOF - Great fun this cw stuff ...Thanks and 72 WA4ZOF
K6CSL - I was almost an hour late due to Drs. Appt. Conditions on 20m were poor. Very noisey. AA7VW answered my call at 0215Z. After an initially good signal, he dropped down under someone running Clover on 14064. I thought all the digital stuff was supposed to be above 14070. I finally gave up trying to copy his number, though I did, after several repeats, manage to copy his QTH as OR. At 0227Z VE5BCS answered my call, initially 559, but then dropped in the noise and I could never copy his number. Finally the clock ran out. Thanks to those two fellows for giving it a try. I have successfully worked both of those stations on 20m in NAQCC Sprints, but not this evening. 73's to all from the sunny San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL
NO2D - Missed quite a bit of the sprint due to shopping chores. 20 was good so I just stayed there. As always, lots of fun, even if I was time constrained. Thanks to all who make the sprints possible. Pete, NO2D
WX4RM - Great conditions here in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC. Spent first hour on 20 meters, second hour on 40 meters. Very low noise level, the storms stayed away, had a blast.
N4JD - Thanks for a roaring good time. Roaring because of the thunderstorm during the sprint. Still got all-time high number of QSOs. Looking foward to really doing this with my first real QRP radio some day. Looking foward to next month.
AE7CG - Thanks to Paul KB9ILT and Steve NU7T for this month's QSOs. Band conditions on 20M were not very good, and by 0158 almost everything was wiped out by a QRN blizzard. I run an MFJ Cub at 2 watts to a 10-ft. high dipole. 72 to all from north central Arizona! Loren, AE7CG
AE5KA - Worked from Key Largo this evening, not my home QTH in OK. Just the KX1 with a 25ft wire in a tree and three 16ft radials on the ground, and the Navy flameproof. The first game of the NBA finals on the TV inside was a bit of a distraction! 20m and 40m were hopping with NA QSOs, I should have done better!
WD0K - Pulling stations out of the 40m band after 0200z is like trying to get chocolate milk out of a Charlotte cow! Anyway K4BAI gave me GA and made the wait worthwhile. AE8M and N9SF ruled the band here. Good show! Low score but still fun! 72, Rich/WD0K
KG3W - Storms cleared, 40 was pretty fair. At 0105, I just heard a callsign. WB9VRP. Went back to him and he started a QSO. Jim and I had a nice chat for about 4 minutes. Not a club member, but how could you miss him at 800W! Bet I wasn't the only one to work him. Missed working K3WWP tonight. Sorry John, no PA in my log. HI! Was really looking forward to the mW special, but will be visiting grandkids in GA next week. As always, had alot of fun. Thanks All, 72 Scotty, KG3W
K2GLS - Not a good night for me. Heavy rain here so 40 and 80 were too noisy for my ears. 20 had a fair amount of activity, but the QSB made it hard to pick out a complete call before the signal faded in the noise. Still had fun pulling my few contacts out of the noise with 5 watts and dipole. 72 to all.
CO8CML - Bad conditions on Las Tunas; night was cloudy and strong QRN made it very difficult to listen to all other stations. At the end, only a couple QSO's, but I think it's more important to participate than the number of contacts, hi hi. Thanks to all stations on the air, CU next sprint and good luck.
K1IEE - Started off with VE3FUJ for the last 2 sprints, thanks Brion. Lost WA4ZOF in QRM. Found 20 not too active so went back to 40 and did my usual S&P which is not good for high numbers but works for me. QRN was not bad on my end even with heavy rain. Thanks to all 73 Dick
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole. Good band conditions (except for QRN on 40) on 20 and 40M. Good activity. Lots of fun. Thanks for all QSOs. Nice to work CO8CML and LZ2RS (5W from Bulgaria) on 20M. Hope to work you all in the NAQCC Milliwatt Sprint next week. 73/72, John, K4BAI
K4NVJ - QRN, but not real bad.
KA2KGP - 80 was a mess with heavy QRN but 20 and 40 were useable. I hope to work the Milliwatt sprint June 21st, CUL, 73 to all.
WG8Y - Hi all. I've made the move to NC. Doing portable from my daughter's home in Salisbury, NC. Threw up a 74ft EF for the Sprint. Had storms coming in. Big time QRN. Had to shut down when the lightning moved in. Still had fun. Now to work on a liitle better temporary antenna. 72 WG8Y Mark
N9SF - Only operated 40. 80 was noisy. I didn't hear anyone there. I didn't even listen on 20, but no problem 40 was hopping all evening. What a blast! Thanks for all the Qs. 72, Bob
N8ZYA - One of my better days with the Indoor Isotron. Many NC stations but I was selective and only worked two. Tried to concentrate on different states tonight. All 40 meter contacts tonight. This was fun!
KD2MX - Nice night. Conditions pretty good, only one lost QSO. Lots of activity but could've used more action on 80.
WB8LZG - K2 at 5W. Hello again fellow sprinters! Well, conditions were a bit fickle tonight. I started out on 20 and it seemed like alot of signals but I had a hard time grabbing any. After 1/2 hour, I went to 40. Band was packed with signals, but there were alot of guys who just didn't hear me even though I heard them easy 559+. No propagation to the southland from here in central MI! I usually put GA, AL, FL, MS, TX in the log many times and I didn't even hear a peep from down south. So conditions were very strange this sprint. I checked 80 briefly but just noise there. No answers to several CQs. Still plenty of signals on 40. NAQCC'ers were 20 KCs wide from 7030-50. A good turnout! CU all next sprint. 73 Gregg
W9GFB - First contest of any kind using a paddle. Errors a plenty on my part. But you have to start somewhere.
K9JWI - I used a straight key! I can't remember the last time I did that. I will continue to practice. Good activity on 20. One QSO on 80.
W4OH - This was my first NAQCC sprint (NW2K: Welcome aboard and thank you for the QSO tonight!). I had a blast! Can't wait to do it again. Thunderstorms caused me to have to quit early around 0207Z. 73, Daryl, W4OH
K4LJA - Thanks again for making a lot of fun available for QRP'ers. I heard a lot of CQ NA stations -- but they apparently could not hear me. Used an Argonaut V, R3a paddle and Windom antenna. It was fun working Jim, K9JWV, out in Utah. Seems like I can always count on working Jim. 72 and TU. Randy K4LJA in Louisiana
KE7YTE - I was able to sqeeze in four Qs. I wish I would have had time for more.
VE5BCS - Band was ok tonite. Thanks to all on the band.
AE8M - Used new KX3 and was pleased. Seemed like good activity on 40 and 20 and many strong signals. Thanks to N8BB for Q's on all 3 bands. A number of stations were worked on both 20 and 40.
KD0V - The first time attempting Gen Log. It has taken me four hours to put together the first log. The conditions here in Minnesota were very poor for the Sprint. QSB was bad and signals were very weak for the most part. It appeared that the skip may have been one way in some cases. For those who complained about the same people always winning, not so this time. The only good strong contact for me was K1IEE; thanks it was most welcome. Next week the mW sprint, I hope conditions are better. 73, KD0V
WB8ENE - As usual, I only devoted about 1/2 hour to the sprint. Got to use my new Begali Blade that I picked up in Dayton last month. Hope to spend more time in the mW sprint later this month. 73, Art
W5IQS - Great Sprint. First time without my good antenna. Had two dupes sorry N1NUA and W4RQ I should have caught that immediately. Good to hear K4BAI again. Seems we always find each other on the Sprints. I will likely be playing in the mW sprint from my motor home with temporary antenna near Mobile, Alabama. 72 to all, W5IQS
N8XMS - Granddaughter babysitting duties left me with only about 20 minutes of operating time. 40 was noisy but I didn't have any trouble making contacts. Hopefully I will have more time for the milliwatt sprint next week. 73, N8XMS
AI4VA - 1973 Ten Tec Triton II and attic long wire. Great fun! Tnx to all!
KS4L - Maiden contest for my new Mountain Topper from KD1JV! Love Steve's little rigs!! Thanks for the Q's!
K4JPN - Started at 0100 and conditions were rough here in GA, tried 80M, 40M and finally on 20M made one QSO. Just did not hear anyone. 73, Steve K4JPN
KU4A - Very poor conditions here, but there were a lot of people to work. I handed out a bunch of 449 reports as EVERYONE was weak. Congrats to all for yeoman's effort.
K5BZH - Band conditions weren't good, QRN was terrible, possibly due to storms out a ways.
WA2EDN - I should have worked the 2nd half...
NQ2W - Used my recently built K1 @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20m and inv V at 40' for 40m. Started out on 20 for 22 Q's...moved to 40 and made 4 for a total of 19 multis. Didn't make time to checkout 80...the sprint ended with a lot more stations left to work. Band condx were okay with the usual QSB and QRN. Thanks to everyone that participated - you all make this a very enjoyable sprint - and special thanks to John and Dean. Looking forward to the mW sprint...with the K1 I can actually submit a log that isn't a checklog. I've uploaded my log to LoTW and eQSL...hope you'll consider doing the same. 72/73 Will NQ2W
N0BS - Decided to try a minimalist approach and used my recently built Mountain Topper (MTR) transceiver designed by KD1JV - an Altoids tin sized, 2 band, "trail" radio. With no noise blanker, the QRN was awful and it was clear I was getting out better than I was hearing - missed some callers and had to ask for quite a few repeats at times - sorry. Still managed 35 Q's so was quite pleased with how the radio performed, considering it was not designed as a "contest conditions" radio. My Kent straight key was 4 times the size and weight of the radio!! Fun as usual. 73, Tom
WA2JSG - Nice sprint, as always. Icom IC-703+, 5w to a vertical using 12v battery pack. English Kent Straight Key.
N2ESE - It's been one year already, got my number last June and this was my 15th Sprint-What a blast!. I just worked a ham on 40 who was sending CQ NA I gave him a call and he sent his info. I had to tell him he missed the sprint by one night and tried to explain about UTC time! I hope he makes the next one. THANKS to all for another great 2 hours of fun! 73-Gary #5555.
VE3FUJ - There were lot of activity on 40. I had a nice high QSO score but a low multi count with many repeat SPC. I had to scrap one QSO as the number I got didn't correspond with the callsign, also it was not listed in members list nor on QRZ. Brion 3011
W2SH - 20m was a considerable disappointment with only two QSOs during 20 minutes. My low-band antennas seem to be inefficient on the higher frequencies. 40m improved steadily as time passed. From time to time I tuned around 7.030 mHz, but heard no sprinters there. On 80m QRN was not a problem, but activity was lacking.
NF8M - Thought I'd use the KX1 tonight instead of the trusty '817. Doesn't have as good a CW filter but copy still OK. Lots of QSB though. Also was testing antenna to be used for Field Day. Good to hear so many on the air tonight. 72
AK3X - Had about 15 minutes to play in this sprint. Started on 20 but after 1 QSO moved to 40 for the other three Q's. Someday I will have more free time in the evening. Rigs were DSW-20 and DSW-40, both 3 watters. 72 for now, Peter
KB8FE - Conditions not bad here in northern Ohio. Wonderful weather but this is the first contest where I would have liked a thunderstorm because we need rain. Also, I did quite well considering scratching poison ivy was required between radio contacts! KB1UOH gave me a 339 so he took the prize for determined effort! Hope the milliwatt contest has favorable conditions.
KG4UPO - First of all, thanks to all who heard and answered my tiny RF. I was out of town visiting my brother so I took my K1, gel cell battery, trusty antique J-38, and 66.5' of wire. I tossed the wire into the pines and ended up with a somewhat inverted "L" , semi-vertical, semi-horizontal, EFHW. Whoever would think that this arrangement would net 23 QSO's? This actually produced a record for me! Thanks for pulling me out of the soup and giving me a shout. My highest regards to all of you and the folks at Elecraft. 73, Wiley, KG4UPO
K6MGO - The bands were very bad this month, thought I was going to be skunked, but then made a few contacts. 20m was almost dead the whole time.
W4RQ - Did not make many QSOs but enjoyed the Sprint tremendously.
WB2QDG - Antenna's been down for a while - just put up a new 40 meter dipole, great to be back...Tom, WB2QDG
W9VNE - Had a great time. First time with a straight key in over 55 years. At my age (73) I developed cramps in my keying hand after 20 minutes. I continued with my new Begali Spark key purchased at Dayton. I need to train for this event I guess. Thanks for sponsoring a nice operating activiting (NW2K: Jim, thanks for joining in!). 73, Jim W9VNE
W2JEK - Was only on for the last hour. Not much on 20 so went to 40 and found the band busy. Stayed there most of the time except for 2 QSOs on 80 - one with K3WWP. A good night and lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
N8QY - Nice sprint with lots of stations to work.
KA5TJS - Started on 40 and stayed there. Not a lot of signals and the QRN was rough. We had some good storms up in AR land on the radar. I guess most ops were on 20 but I hung in and got 6. I had a lot of fun and hope to do better next month. 73's to all; Allen KA5TJS
N9KR - Fun again. Got on both 20 and 40 this time. Thanks guys.
AK4LF - Another fun sprint. On 20, I used my Yaesu 857D at 5W and straight key then on 40 switched to the YouKits HB-1B and paddles. Heard lots of stations. 72/73 see you next month.
W1LIC - Enjoyed my first sprint in a LONG time!
WB4UHC - Saw the big list of 4,8,9 & 0 calls (on this scoreboard) but did not hear many of them here. Lot of QRN from storm. Second time I have worked a lot of new stations and had 7 QSOs on 20M the best I have ever had. I need to do some antenna work! And for W9VNE (and others) I used to have cramps working the ARRL SKN. Getting on once a month really helps with the hand key. Another enjoyable evening thanks to all.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, June 13, 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.