Jun 2012 Straight Key/Bug mW Sprint
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The deadline is past for log submissions and what you see below are the final 'written in stone' results since we do not cross-check logs in our mW and 160M sprints. 85 logs for this sprint breaks the record for any and all of our special sprints. Congratulations to you, our great members. Thanks to Ki for saving me a lot of work and doing a great job on updating the scores on this page. This was (is) a very busy month for the NAQCC with two sprints and three challenges (including our European Chapter challenge), and all the help I got from our helpers this month was appreciated more than usual).
Remember participation is the important thing, not 'winning' or 'losing'. Everyone who entered and submitted a log is a true WINNER every sprint. As Grantland Rice once said about sports, "It's not whether you win or lose, but how you play the game that counts." Similarly that's true of our sprints as well. Play by participating, and if you happen to 'win' something, consider it just a bonus. Notice Uncle Cy's prize goes to someone who enters (with a straight key), not necessarily to the one with the highest score (unless they just happen to win the random drawing).
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1IEE 12 11 23 9 207 x2 414 OCF wire @30' WB1HGA 7 7 14 5 70 70 g5rv @ 30' KQ1P 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Long wire @ 40' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KQ2RP 14 12 26 10 260 x2 520 G0FAH @ 45' WB2LQF 17 16 34 14 476 476 44' doublet in the attic W2JEK 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 20m gnd pl, 40m dipole, 80m end fed- all N2ESE 16 16 32 13 416 416 80m-OCF dpl@25ft K2GLS 10 9 19 6 114 x2 228 40m dp @30', 20m dp @20' KA2KGP 9 8 17 6 102 x2 204 dipole up 25 ft. or gnd. mtd. vertical N2JNZ 9 8 17 7 119 x1.5 179 ZeroFive 40m vert WA2JSG 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Vert mounted @ 12' KC2VBU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80m EFHWW N2COD 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Hustler mobile stick $NW2K 56 53 109 23 2507 2507 Inv V @50' $KJ4IC 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 102' doublet@40' @WA1GWH 14 12 26 11 286 x2 572 40M 1/4 wave inv L + gnd radials SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB3AAG 40 37 77 17 1309 1309 80 mtr loop@40 ft K3WWP 19 19 38 11 418 x2 836 ~110' attic rnd wire K3RLL 18 18 36 13 468 468 G5RVjr @ 35' N3AEA 0 0 0 0 0 0 inv V, slanted, up 20 ft SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4ORD 37 35 72 18 1296 1296 40 dpl @40', 80 dpl @35', 160 dpl @35' WD4E 29 29 58 18 1044 1044 80M horiz loop @ 40' KQ4VY 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 Inv L @50' WA4ZOF 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 OCF dipole @ 30ft WG8Y 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 74ft EF@25ft W4DUK 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 End fed Zepp @20' KB4QQJ 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 Doublet WB4MNK 14 13 27 12 324 324 S9 Vertical K4KRW 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 windom@25ft W5IQS 10 9 19 7 133 x2 266 Inverted 20 meter Vee @ 20 feet NA4O 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Car Win@45' NY4G 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 End Fed Half Wave Dipole N4FI 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 attic G5RV jr KJ4LEN 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 20/40 dipole@40', 80 Inv L W4HH 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 OCF Dipole at 20 ft WD4OHD 5 5 10 4 40 40 40m dipole @30' WA2EDN 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 dpl up 40 ft WX4RM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 4BTV gnd mtd vertical N4ESS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 dpl@40' $K7HAP 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 wndm@20' $AK4LP 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV Jr. in Attic - 30' from ground $KK4BOB 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 rndm wire@20' $KK4CPO 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 ocf dipole up 45 feet SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WD5EAE 9 9 18 9 162 162 OCF dpl @30' AI5I 5 4 9 4 36 x1.5 54 gnd mtd vert $KE5YUM 0 0 0 0 0 0 inverted v at 30' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M K2XQ 5 4 9 2 18 x2 36 gnd mtd vert K6MGO 3 3 6 3 18 18 indoor 50' doublet $K6CSL 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Coaxial Dipole, Delta Loop, Tuned Wire $WY7N 0 0 0 0 x2 0 200' V @0' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9JWV 18 14 32 10 320 x2 640 43' vertical K7NEW 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 vert dpl @ 9' W7YSB 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 L-vertical dipole AI4SV/7 4 4 8 4 32 32 longwire in a tree W7GAH 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 inv V @50' $NU7T 5 4 9 5 45 x2 90 R6000, 40m dipole at 20' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AE8M 43 39 82 18 1476 x2 2952 20/40/80 fan dipole at 50' W3NP 36 33 69 18 1242 x2 2484 130' CFZ @ 45' - 600 Ohm Open Wire N8XMS 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 R7 Vertical AA8MI 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 142 ft vertical rectangular LOOP K8FZY 8 8 16 8 128 128 inverted-v g5rv@25 KB3CXQ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 gnd mnt vert, OCF wdm@20' N8ZYA 4 4 8 4 32 32 Indoor Isotron AC8JW 1 1 2 1 2 2 ctr fed zepp SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W9CC 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80Loop15' W9UX 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 dpl @ 25' K9KHJ 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 EFHW Sloper 15\' to 45' WA9NPS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 250ft loop at 15 feet high NN9S 1 1 2 1 2 2 horiz delta loop @ 25' $N9NA 6 6 12 6 72 72 60 ft wire 20 ft high in trees off 2 flr SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KD0V 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 cf zepp @50' KA3LOC 7 6 13 7 91 x2 182 invV@55' K9OSC 9 9 18 7 126 126 Hustler 4BTV Ground Mounted WD0K 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Center Fed Zepp @ 35' K2HT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80 Meter Horizontal Loop at 25 ft NO2D 1 1 2 1 2 2 80 M Doublet @ 25' $KI0I 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 80m delta loop at 25ft SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3KI 34 33 67 17 1139 1139 ZS6BKW (modified G5RV)@40' VE3FUJ 15 14 29 10 290 x2 580 G5RV @ 50' VE2TH 10 10 20 8 160 160 Inv Vee @ 32' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 27 27 54 17 918 x2 1836 TH6DXX at 55'; 40M coax fed dipole at 50 W7GB 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 3el yagi@40' WB8LZG 9 8 17 8 136 136 5 element Bruce Array 20m NQ2W 8 8 16 6 96 96 Mini beam @25', inv V @40' @ Non-member not eligible for certificate $ QRO More than one watt - not eligible for certificate AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: K1IEE 1st SWA W2: KQ2RP 1st SWA W3: KB3AAG 1st SWA W4: K4ORD 1st SWA W5: WD5EAE 1st SWA W6: WK6L 1st SWA W7: K9JWV 1st SWA W8: AE8M 1st SWA W9: W9CC 1st SWA W0: KD0V 1st SWA Canada: VE3KI 1st SWA DX: N/A 1st Gain: K4BAI Random drawing for Uncle Cy, the LED Guy's $25.00 gift certificate: KC2VBUSOAPBOX:
K9OSC - Lots of QRN here from major storms. Got best results on 20 meters. Only toughed it out for an hour but had lots of fun. Used my rebuilt Hustler 4BTV and it worked great.
N9NA - First NAQCC contest. (Welcome! Hope you'll be with us regularly from now on - K3WWP) Pretty good fun.
KJ4IC - Submitted as a checklog at 5W. Had a great time and will see you all next time. 73, Bob KJ4IC
WA9NPS - Great fun getting back in a sprint. Used my old rusty straight key plugged in partially then re-wired it during the contest. K2 straight key wiring is different. Hope to get into many more sprints! 73, Bob
W9UX - Poor conditions early. Still was fun. 72, Terry
KJ4LEN - 1 contact on 20m and 3 on 40m. Noisy condx here but had fun. I ran my TS130V @ 900mw into a 40/20 fan dipole at 40 ft. See everyone next time.
W4HH - I'm EMT with local volunteer rescue squad. Worked a few minutes between calls. Heard lots of activity. Band in gud shape here in E Virginia -- FM17tx.
NO2D - First attempt at a milliwatt. Seems like wearing a hair shirt to me. To be successful in the future I will need a much, much better antenna. (That will help - look at the antennas of the top scorers - K3WWP) Nevertheless, I recognize the "fun" of the challenge. One contact was enough for me. Pete, NO2D
WA2JSG - My 1st mw sprint. (First of many, I hope - K3WWP) Set the MAX-SET on my IC-703 to 1-watt, then turned the output power down to 900mw. Used a 12v battery and vertical antenna. KK-1 Straight Key by American Morse. 6 contacts. Almost makes 5w sound like hi-power lol. Fun, but hard on the ears. ;-)
KQ4VY - This was my first mW sprint (First of many, I hope - K3WWP) and had a lot of fun. I pretty much worked 40m the whole time, although I tried to call NW2K on 80m briefly (no luck). 72, Matt - KQ4VY
KB3CXQ - This was my first mW operation. (Welcome to the QRPp world - K3WWP) I thought it was alot of fun albeit lack of contacts.
N8ZYA - I'm shocked...didn't expect to work any with poor band conditions. Heard Canada, Ohio, and NC but couldn't work them. Close calls with several others but weren't able to work. This was fun!
W7GAH - Conditions fair, but improved on 40m in last hour. Made a couple of contacts. The sprints are always fun.
K3RLL - 5OO mW to a G5RVjr here in PA. Didn't hear anyone on 20 meters so apparently followed the crowd to 40 meters where I feel fortunate to have made many more contacts than expected. It is just amazing what a factional part of a watt of output power can do. Some of the signals were pretty strong tonight! Thanks to all who pulled me out of the noise tonight. 72/73, ... Don
WA2EDN - Used a borrowed OHR 100a and only worked the last 20 mins. Great time.
K8FZY - great time for first naqcc sprint. (Welcome! Hope you'll be with us regularly from now on - K3WWP) I had fun something new for a change. 73 steve k8fzy 6036
W5IQS - This was a fun Sprint. Operated from my motor home in an Alabama State Park on the shore of Mobile Bay near Spanish Fort, Alabama. Antenna was Inverted Vee up 25 feet in center and tied off to the pine trees around the RV. See you all for the next Sprint. Evan W5IQS
W3NP - Started out on 20 @ 950 MW but not too much going on there so I went to 40 after 4 qso's and stayed on 40 the rest of the evening. I thought condx were pretty good and signals were very good despite the fact that all the stations I worked were running less than 1 watt. John, K4BAI and I had a struggle but we finally made it. My power output on the Ten Tec Eagle is about 650 mw on 40 meters when set to the 1 watt step and the 2 watt step goes over 1 w, so I stayed at about 650 mw as measured on the LP-100A. I sure miss the infinitely variable power output controls like on my Corsair II and Omni 6+ etc. My straight key tonight was mostly the German Junker with a few contacts on my Brown Brothers ST-A. I had a good time and I always enjoy the MW sprints. 73 from WV, Dave - W3NP
KC2VBU - LATE LATE LATE :) ROCKMITE 20M WAS IMPOSSIBLE BUT THINGS WERE QUITE WITH MY 80M ROCKMITE, REALLY QUITE EVEN AFTER CALLING BUT THEN HERE COMES W2JEK TO THE RESCUE, THX DON! NW2K, TNKS FOR THE EFFORT, YOU WERE 599 HERE BUT TRY AS WE DID I JUST COULD NOT GET THAT SIG UP YOUR WAY,,,WHAT FUN FOR 20 MINUTES.
K3WWP - Abominable conditions with QSB, atmospheric QRN, local QRN, heat and humidity, poor antenna, etc. But you know what - I must still have enjoyed it as I stuck it out for the whole 2 hours. And I came up with my best ever June NAQCC mW sprint with 19 QSOs. I'm sure I missed some more. I know I lost K9KHJ and WX4RM (sorry guys) because I never heard them come back after I sent my info. There were probably others calling me I never heard at all. It was interesting to see how antennas affected signal levels. From processing logs for these several years, I pretty much remember who uses what antenna, and all the strong signals came from those with big high antennas. That will probably be reflected in the scores if you want to look for it. And by the same token, those with the big high antennas were the ones who copied me easily and gave me the big signal reports (579, 589). I also got a couple 599s, but I don't count those as big since we all know some folks always use 599 in contests. Thanks for all the QSOs and I hope you all had fun. Remember to send in your logs cause it's not making big scores that is the bottom line, but participation no matter how many or how few QSOs you made. See you all in the July sprint.
WX4RM - Stayed on 40 meters all 2 hours, many good signals out there. Only made 2 contacts, and glad they heard me. Think I have to practice my zero beating (yes, very important in all contests, but especially a mW sprint - K3WWP) on the peanut whistle I used tonite, or the watt meter was sucking up all the rf. Hi Hi.
KI0I - I don`t know how many MW`ers I worked,hopefully a few . Maybe one class (QRP) or (QRPP) could send a designator or something. (Just look at the results. All over 1 watt are indicated there as usual - K3WWP) Ran 5w here cuz it`s as low as I can go. Just wanted to pass around a few contacts and have a little fun(and did).Good luck to all who went under a watt and 72. Mark KI0I
KB3AAG - Wow what a nite! Son helped put my loop back up yesterday, got it up a foot or so higher, and put new RG8U coax from Belden on it. Dont know what did it but I think I did great. Texas on twenty and Mo on fourty,I think both are a thousand miles on a watt! Thanks to all you great ears out there! Frank
K4KRW - Amazing what less than a Watt can do. I heard a lot of nice signals. Definitely had to dig some out of the noise though. Lots of QRM tonight at times. I tried 20 meters first but it was too noisy. I only heard one station on that band. 40 was hopping. What fun! WA1GWH, welcome. Every time you would send your power, I heard QRM. It is a lot easier when folks are sending 4W or 5W instead of 900MW. 900 starts out sounding like a member number. I finally got it though. John (K3WWP) I heard you but never got a chance to call you. Thanks
W2JEK - bands seemed noisy tonight but heard lots of activity. W3NP said I was a dupe but is not in my log-sorry. worked Steve KC2VBU, my neighbor 3 blocks away. also pleased to work W0LS- he said it was his first sprint and having a good time. rig used was my OAK HILLS OHR-500 running 900 mw. to wire antennas. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
WD0K - Well!! That was fun! Rich/wd0k
KA3LOC - This was my first NAQCC Sprint (Welcome! Hope you'll be with us regularly from now on - K3WWP) and is was a lot of fun. Initially, I had the DSP filter too tight. Open it up a bit and worked a few station, but fought the lighting crashes/QRN. But if not for a few challenges, life would be boring. CU next time. Best 73 & God Bless. Ric KA3LOC
K6CSL - I was a few minutes late due to an extended phone call. I started on 20m and stayed there. I was hearing very few, very weak signals. I called a couple, without success. I finally connected with John, K4BAI in GA at 0201. I heard Jim, K9JWV calling several times but he apparently wasn't hearing me. It sounds like the bands haven't fully recovered since the severe solar storm on Sunday. Bert, K6CSL
N8XMS - I started 40 minutes late but for the first time in a long time was able to operate all the way to the end. 40 meters was very noisy here and I will be surprised if digging out all of the QRPp signals from the QRN produces a golden log (No cross-checking and no GOLDEN LOGS for our special sprints, only the regular ones - K3WWP). My ears are ringing from the band noise but it was a lot of fun. 73, N8XMS
KA2KGP - Nice MW Sprint. 20m. only lasted a few minutes after the start here in WNY, but 40 & 80m. were good. Rig: TenTec Argosy II at <1 w. into either a gnd. mtd. vert. or G5RV up 25 ft. using a straight key.
N2JNZ - Running 500mw from a Norcal 40A to a ZeroFive 40 meter vertical and using a Vibroplex 100th Anniversary Bug. Had fun !!!
K4ORD - The QRN got better later in the sprint, 2 qso's on 20M, 31 on 40M & 4 on 80M. The turn out was great for the MW sprint. Hope everybody can get on for Field Day somewhere. I will be at our club station W4FCR at the franklin county VA recreation park as one of the ops on 40 CW. Thanks to all 73/72 Riley
WB4MNK - Had a great time. lot of fun and the bands seemed pretty good. See every one next month.
N4ESS - Storms here until the last 30 minutes. One contact with 500mw
W7YSB - Tried out portable 5-band vertical antenna that will be used for Field Day. Only operated 20m tonight. Most signals weak except K7NEW in WA. Elecraft K2 at 800mw to elevated L-vertical dipole. 72 Eldon
WA4ZOF - TNX TO ALL WHO COULD CPY MY 1 WATT...
K2XQ - Very fun, but stressful! First sprint since coming back after a 5 year hiatus. (Welcome back! Hope you'll be with us regularly from now on - K3WWP) Can't wait to better my record next time!
KB4QQJ - Got to play for 20 minutes. Sounded like 40 was the hot band. Ran 200 mW from a KX3 into a doublet at 33 feet. Good to get in on the mW sprint. 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
AI4SV/7 - For a change of scenery, this one was worked not from my basement in Virginia, but a campground on Mount Rose, Nevada, at an elevation of around 9000 ft (plus another 20 for the longwire thrown into a tree and tuned with the SLT+ tuner). Wx was clear, but I heard a lot of QRN on 20m. My rig was FT817 without a filter, which made it hard to pull apart signals - I heard a lot more than I worked. I ran at 500mW, except for NU7T -- for him, I left the tuner in "tune", so he worked me on about 250mW. In the last few minutes, I almost completed a contact with K6MGO, who was really straining to hear me. Thanks everyone & 7.2 (that's 72, run through a 10 dB attenuator since this was the qrpp sprint)
NU7T - Check log only
WD4OHD - My first QSOs at less than one watt output (Congrats - K3WWP), using a TenTec Century 21 which I'm modifying for QRP service (5W and less). An interesting evening trying to listen for the weak signals on a fairly crowded band.
W7GB - These were my first QSOs while running less than 1-watt (Congrats to you also - K3WWP). Great fun for sure. The K3 runs quite cool at 500 milliwatts. The amp temp didn't budge off 34C.
K1IEE - Stayed put on 40M even though conditions were poor. Heard lots of strong QRM signals not in the sprint. In the first few minutes almost gave up but started to make some contacts and stayed with it to the end. Low power works but I credit all the operators that make it happen. I did have fun. Thanks to all. 73 Dick
AE8M - Part of the thrill of QRPing is digging weak signals out of the noise and this contest had lots of thrills. I spent the first 10 minutes on 20M and heard nothing but QRN. 40M was a bit noisy but the activity was very good. I finally went to 80M with about 15 minutes left and picked up 4 Q's. Rig was a KX3 at 0.9W. Thanks to everyone who called. This was fun!
NW2K - The mW sprint was a good indication that every single db counts. Most modern receivers measure 2-4 db per S unit (below S9 and not a constant value between S0-S9), well below the defined 6 db per S unit of "standard" calibrated meters. I need to find more lost dbs around here! Thanks to all and see you next time. 5W, inverted V at 50'. (Aha, 5 watts. That's why you were so strong here, but couldn't hear me calling you at all - K3WWP)
KD0V - Great mWatt Sprint. 20M was dead, but 40M was great. We had thunderstorms going through most of the time. The K2 can really pull the signals out of the mud. NO2D, Peter, you had a good signal here in MN. Just keep trying. 73,Merlin
KE5YUM - I heard a lot of signals, but was unable to make contact using the HW-8. NW2K, W3NP, and K3RLL were very strong into the southern Oklahoma.
K9JWV - Wow - QSOs with VE2 and MA on 1 watt? For the conditions that was very exciting. I know missed at least 3 or 4, including, I think, John, K4BAI. Noise on 20 meters rose for about the first half hour and that's when I missed some.
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 950 mW, WM-2 QRP wattmeter, TH6DXX, dipole. 20M was great at the start, but the rate quickly dropped off. NY, VA, ON, MN stations were all loud. Could not hear TX stations being worked. Heard MI (WA8REI?), UT, and CA, but no QSOs in the first 40 minutes. QSY to 40, which was surprisingly good for mW signals. Went back to 20M for CA and WA QSOs about 0200Z. Never tried 80M as didn't feel I had mined 40M yet when the time ran out. Lots of fun and operating QRPP is something I would not do except for the mW Sprint. Thanks to NAQCC and the people who work so hard to make the sprints a success. Thanks for all QSOs. Hope to work you all in Field Day this weekend from W4CVY. 73, John, K4BAI.
NQ2W - Used my K1 turned down to 900mW to the mini beam at 25ft for 20 meters and the inverted vee at 40ft for 40 meters. Both 20 and 40 seemed to be in pretty good shape but my time in front of the radio was limited due to unforeseen circumstances. Thanks for all of the contacts and thanks to the organizers. I've uploaded my log to LoTW and eQSL...hope you'll consider doing the same. 72/73 Will NQ2W
WB2LQF - I used my new KX3 set to one (1) watt and my 44' attic doublet. Interesting how my *usual* RST with 5 watts is 559 and it was the mode this evening also. I may be doing a lot more operating at 1 watt in the future! The KX3 receiver is hot hot hot!
NN9S - First time doing the mW sprint! Heard lots of 'CQ NA', but often couldn't make out the callsigns. Still, I'm glad I made at least one QSO -- 450 miles on <1W feels good.
VE3FUJ - The condx were not good here lots of static and crashes, had to ask for a lot of repeats, thanks to all for your Patience, had to quit after 45mins couldn't stand the QRN any longer. Operated the K2 at approx 900mW. Hope to be on again in next sprint. Brion 3011
WD4E - QRN not too bad here for summer. Longest distance QSO's were to MN (KD0V) and ON (VE3KI). As usual, a fun thing and thanks to all who participated.
WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow QRPers! All i can say is MURPHY must like me an awful lot! I had the day off , so i went out to the park where our bunch is gg to do Field Day, with the idea of setting up some of our antennas es giving them a gud check out pre-FD. The vy 1st shot wid my bow n arrow , HITS the limb i was aiming at es bounces right back at me nearly skewering me ! had to jump er "poke my eye out" After a few more attempts i did get the 20m Bruce Array up in the trees at a gud height, abt 50 ft on the top. Finally got all the cables es feedline hooked up abt noon es turn on the rig...... Dead Battery ! Looked around fer 1/2 hr trying to find emergency pwer cable ( to go off car battery) Found one fer ANOTHER radio ! AHHHHHH ! Went home es ate dinner, got the nessesary goodies es headed back out to park to get in on the MW sprint ala portable style. Got there just in time as sprint was starting.Fiered up on 20M. Put K9JWV in log at 500mw es thought to myself " yeah this is gg to be easy" NOT SO EASY . Heard lots of stns , but they didnt hear me. So finally went to 1 Watt. Then other stns seemed to hear me es i started puttin em in the log. Was gg gud till i realized that the park closes at 10pm so at 930 i did a frantic dash "take down" es packed er up. Wished i could hve stayed fer the 2nd hour. Lots of participation es lots of fun. Hope to work many of u on FD. 73 Gregg
W4DUK - Corsair II at 900 mW. Started on 20m and made one contact, and then moved to 40m for the duration. An enjoyable time! 73, Dave
N3AEA - Used a modified "Tuna Tin", crystal osc at 7.030 Mhz
K2GLS - Got a late start tonight and found no activity on 20M, but a lot on 40M, but not as many multipliers. It is amazing that the signals are as readable at 900mw as at 5W when conditions are good. Had fun working all over eastern US/Canada with less than 1W. 72/73 to all who copied my signal.
K6MGO - This is the second MW Sprint I've entered, and it just blows my mind to think that I am being heard so far away with such low power and an antenna in the rafters of my garage. I LOVE HAM RADIO/CW/QRP/QRPp!
K2HT - My first sprint running less than 1 watt. Used a old TenTec Triton II with adjustable power and Drake Wattmeter which was a gift from W0SZV. To many signals concentrated near the same frequency for my receiver to separate. Conditions were not good in Missouri. Special thanks to Mark KI0I for my only contact and he had to strain his ears. Will try to do better in QRPp sprints in the future.
KQ2RP - Happy to do this mW sprint. Almost forgot how tough it can be at QRPp levels. Gave it a good effort. Probably could have done better if not for some interruptions. Nevertheless, thanks to all who heard me and thanks to the club for the fun! 72, Chris
N2ESE - Great Sprint worked all 3 bands and a lot of different members.Reading the Soapbox sure a lot of new KX3 on the air,I listened to VE2TH before the sprint talking about his new KX3. WOW do I really need another rig?? Hi-HI. 73-Gary #5555
N2COD - Just caught the end for 1 QSO from the mobile. 80m. was noisy from summer static crashes.
KQ1P - Slow start and began to wonder if I was putting a few milliwatts into a dummy load. Managed two solid QSO's, we will call that good, had to work for even that. Fun as expected. John
WB1HGA - band was not gud, and there were fewer participants. Or maybe there were more but the band conditions were not cooperating. nonetheless, it was a thrill to work other mw stations.
K9KHJ - 30 minutes, 5 QSO's, but a lot of fun. Quite impressed by the number and quality of signals. Wish I could have hung around longer.
NY4G - Still had a great time though my contacts were fewer than my last mW sprint. Rig was a K2 with an OHR WM2 by its side. Look forward to the next sprint. 73 everyone NY4G
WG8Y - Hi all,These Mw sprints are fun.Same epat but no storms too chase me off the bands. Ran at 1/2 Watt to a 74'EFW that was to be temp. for the last Sprint. Still have not changed it. Decided to see how it would hear at QRPp.Not bad, but going to put my W3EDP back up after FD.Staying at my daughters till our house is built so sticking with temp.style op.for a while.Tnxs AE8M for hearing me on 2 ands.FB signal into Salisbury,NC. Mark WG8Y
VE2TH - Hello, Have had lot of fun, running 900 milliwatt with the new KX3 battery power and inverted vee up 32 ft. I keep the sprint schedule for coming sprint test. So will be more prepared. 72 Michel VE2TH
WY7N - Got completely skunked. This was to be my Field Day warm up. Was not able to get my antennas up. I almost didn't send in a log, but decided you might want to know I was trying. 73 Bruce
WA1GWH - Another FB event! I think I should join! (ABSOLUTELY - You can't 'win' anything until you do. You could have 'won' the W2 division this sprint had you been a member. - K3WWP)
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, June 21, 2012 0030-0230Z
Power: 999 mW or less to be eligible for any awards or prizes. Others welcome to participate and submit check logs.
Prize: A $25.00 gift certificate donated by Uncle Cy - The LED guy. The certificate can be used for any parts on his web site. Postage is included so your certificate all goes to the cost of the parts. The prize will be awarded to the winner of a drawing among all sprint participants who use a straight key.
Note: We do not cross-check logs for our special milliwatt sprints. What you submit stands as your final score, so please check yourself for accuracy before submitting.
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.