Apr 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#102)
K3WWP Comments - Our final total was 128 logs. The autologger is closed till the May sprint. You've had a week to appeal scoring changes, and now that time is over and scores are final as shown below.
NEW! - I hope to report each month how many scores were changed after cross-checking. For this first report we had the following:
Scores NOT changed: 95
Scores INCREASED: 3
Scores LOWERED: 30
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N2CN 47 47 94 23 2162 2162 G5RV @ 45' K1IEE 23 23 46 17 782 x2 1564 OCF long wire@30' K1YAN 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 G5RV Jr. @ 30' W1SVU 23 23 46 14 644 x2 1288 ZS6BKW inverted vee at 55 ft. WU1V 19 18 37 14 518 x2 1036 33' dpl sloping 20-40' WI1B 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 Dpls approx 25' high KB1UOH 19 19 38 10 380 x2 760 Vertical KB1PBA 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 67'dblt@28' KB1OIQ 14 14 28 8 224 x2 448 G5RV@35' N1QLL 15 15 30 9 270 270 80M Windom up 35 ft. N1DN 7 7 14 6 84 84 Ladder Line Fed Multiband Dipole @ 60' NZ1MT 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 EFHW in attic WA1VGB 3 3 6 2 12 12 Loop apex at 30 ft SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NW2K 60 57 117 26 3042 x2 6084 Fan dpl @40' K2YGM 48 47 95 25 2345 x2 4750 20/40 G5RV@40' W2SH 45 45 90 20 1800 x2 3600 270' dpl @ 45' WA2NYY 34 33 67 18 1206 x2 2412 80m OCF at 35' W2LJ 34 34 68 16 1088 x2 2176 Butternut HF9V vertical, 88' EDZ @ 30 ft WK2T 37 37 74 15 1110 1110 Resonant Dipole at 50 feet K2ARM 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 40M Dipole, 20 ft up N2ESE 22 22 44 17 748 748 80mOCFdpl@25ft. K2QPN 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Ground mounted vertical. 40 meter dipole W2JEK 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 40m dipole @ 20 ft K2GLS 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 40M dpl@30' 20M dpl@20' KD2MX 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 600' loop@30' KA2KGP 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Dipole up 25 ft. or gnd. mtd. vertical WA1GWH 12 12 24 5 120 x2 240 1/4 wave inv L against ground system WA2JSG 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Vert mounted @ 12' K2NPN 9 9 18 6 108 x1.5 162 Dipole @50 feet K2ZC 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dipole @ 30' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 39 38 77 18 1386 x2 2772 20 attic dpl, 40 ~110' attic rnd wire KG3W 28 27 55 13 715 x2 1430 All band dipole @ 22 feet KC2EGL 27 27 54 13 702 x2 1404 G5RVjr @ 20' KB3TEL 26 26 52 12 624 x2 1248 Dpl@25' AB3RU 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 G7FEK@30' K2DEP 7 5 12 5 60 x2 120 G5RV @ 28' N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inverted V, slanted, apex up about 15 f W3TTT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Raised radial vertical SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4ZGB 38 37 75 23 1724 x2 3448 4BTV vertical WX4RM 41 41 82 19 1558 x2 3116 5BTV gnd mtd vertical WA4ZOF 30 30 60 17 1020 x2 2040 40 horz loop @ 25 , 160 windom @ 40 K4ORD 41 41 82 20 1640 1640 160dpl@35', 80dpl@35', 40dpl@45' WB4UHC 22 22 44 17 748 x2 1496 80M inverted vee @ 30' K2UFT 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 Doublet @ 30 ft. WG8Y 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 Grd mtd 20,40 1/4 wire verts. KG4UPO 17 17 34 14 476 x2 952 EFHW @ 60' NA4O 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 40m delta loop vertical W4DUK 12 12 24 12 288 x2 576 EF Zepp @20' K4JPN 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Zepp K4KRW 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Dipole @ 25 ft KK4BE 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 DIPOLE AT 30 FT W4RQ 12 12 24 9 216 x1.5 324 HOME BREWED ELEVATED VERTICAL WB4OMM 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 40/80 wire loop @35' W4HH 11 11 22 6 132 x1.5 198 OCF dipole at 25 ft K3RLL 10 10 20 7 140 140 Nighttime Vertical KU4A 10 10 20 7 140 140 Slp dpl@40' KS7D 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Gnd mtd vert N5ME 6 6 12 6 72 72 Dp@20' W1SGC 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl@30' WD4EXI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl AB4QL 3 3 6 2 12 12 GP @ 20' K9VON 3 3 6 2 12 12 Dpl@25' KK4LLD 2 2 4 2 8 8 Trap dipole@20' NU4M 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G5RV K4NVJ 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 88' non-resonant dipole @ 35' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 37 36 73 22 1606 x2 3212 Fan dpl @ 30' N5NK 15 14 29 13 377 x2 754 20m sloper dipole fed @ 35 ft W5ODS 15 15 30 13 390 390 G5RV @50FT KD5RSS 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Dpl@20' N5JKY 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Del@35' KB5JO 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 88' Doublet @ 50' KA5TJS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 80 mtr dipole @ 30 ft WB0CLL 3 3 6 3 18 18 G5RV UP 35 FT. AE5KA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 TRAP VERTICAL SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M K6MGO 7 5 12 5 60 x2 120 Indoor 50' doublet K6CSL 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Delta Loop, Coaxial Dipole, Horiz. Loop KA6AIL 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mounted Vert NQ6E 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 InV@33' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KE7YTE 15 15 30 14 420 x2 840 Buddipole 20M Vert. Dipole @ 18 ft N0DA 16 15 31 13 403 403 G5RV@50' NU7T 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 R6000 AA7CU 7 7 14 5 70 70 6' whip @ 12' KF7TDF 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dipole at 15' W7GAH 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 240' Rand Wire @ 60' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KI8R 39 37 76 20 1520 x2 3040 Dipoles for 40/80 and wire vertical 20m N8IUP 31 31 62 19 1178 x2 2356 40m Delta loop, 80M Horiz Loop, 40/80m N KO8U 26 25 51 16 816 x2 1632 Inverted V @ 30' N8QY 25 24 49 15 735 x2 1470 G5rv 25' WB8LZG 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 Dpl@35' KB8FE 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 Dipole @30' WB8ENE 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 20M dipole @ 20' / 102' doublet @ 15' AD7TN 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 30' LW @ 15' N8XMS 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 R7 Vertical K8RJW 9 9 18 7 126 126 5 band vertical @ 15' with radials NX8Z 6 6 12 5 60 60 Vertical 20' SGC coupler N8BB 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dipole@50' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB9ILT 39 37 76 19 1444 1444 Delta Loop AA9L 17 17 34 15 510 x2 1020 Dipole@50' W9CC 13 12 25 9 225 x2 450 80Loop15' KG9HV 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Dipole @ 15' KA9FQG 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 G5rv@35' N9KR 8 8 16 7 112 112 40 Meter Inverted V N9RLO 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Cf zepp@45' WA9NPS 3 3 6 3 18 18 Dpl@30' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N3PDT 36 33 69 19 1311 x2 2622 148' Inverted L W0EJ 31 31 62 18 1116 x2 2232 OCF160 Dipole@35' W0LGU 22 22 44 12 528 x2 1056 Dpl@20 K0EUN 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 40 loop@20' K0CW 16 15 31 11 341 x2 682 Gnd mtd vert (HyGain DX88) K2HT 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 ZS6BKW @40' Vee NO2D 13 13 26 10 260 260 80m doublet @ 30 ft KD0V 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Cf Zepp @50 feet K9OSC 10 10 20 7 140 140 CF Zepp @ 30' K0GUZ 8 8 16 7 112 112 Buddipole Vertical KB0NJJ 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Attic Dipole @18' Roof covered in snow KE0ER 5 5 10 5 50 50 107' lng wire @ 20' KC0PMH 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 176' doublet @35' AGL inv vee SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE4WI 32 30 62 20 1240 1240 Vertical VE5BCS 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 Loop at 30 ft VE3FUJ 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 G5RV @ 50' VE7KBN 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 3 band vert. low to ground VE3HNE 5 5 10 4 40 40 40m dipole @ 30' jr triband beam @ 30' VA3KUG 4 4 8 3 24 24 Grd Mtd 5BTV 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 64 64 128 29 3712 x2 7424 TH6DXX at 55'; dipole at 40. NQ2W 21 21 42 15 630 630 Mini beam @25', inv vee @40' N4MJ 13 12 25 9 225 225 Windom on 40. 3 el yagi on 20M @ 60' K0KCY 10 10 20 10 200 200 3el yagi@50' Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 128 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 182 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1987 States represented: 39 + BC MB ON SK + PY GOLDEN LOGS - 67 of 128 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate): AA7CU AA9L AB3RU AD7TN K0EUN K0KCY K2QPN K2UFT K2ZC K4JPN K4NVJ K4ORD K6MGO K8RJW KA5TJS KA6AIL KA9FQG KB0NJJ KB1OIQ KB5JO KB8FE KB9ILT KC0PMH KC2EGL KD2MX KG4UPO KS7D KU4A N1DN N2CN N2ESE N3AEA N5NK N8BB N8XMS N9KR N9RLO NA4O NO2D NQ2W NQ6E NU4M NW2K NZ1MT VA3KUG VE3FUJ VE3HNE W1SVU W2JEK W2LJ W3TTT W4DUK W4HH W5ODS W7GAH W9CC WA1GWH WA1VGB WA2JSG WA9NPS WB4OMM WB4UHC WB8ENE WD4EXI WG8Y WI1B WK6LIf 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".
K9OSC - Only had about 15 minutes to operate tonight but it was fun. 20 meters was working quite well. See you all next month.
K2HT - Had to shutdown due to storms
KD0V - Hopefully next month is better. Conditions were not very good at this location. 40M was dead QRN over S9. Thunderstorms started around 0130Z. 72, KD0V
N8XMS - I got a late start because our son and granddaughter stopped by for a visit. Then when I did get on the static crashes from a nearby thunderstorm convinced me to keep it short. I played for about a half hour and then disconnected the antenna. It was still a lot of fun.
AB4QL - I came in very late in the sprint and managed to make a few contacts. The band sounded fairly good for the short time I was there (20 M). Barry .
W7GAH - Equipment problems, looks like a loose connection . Made 2 contacts and both were difficult. Looking forward to next time. 73/72 Jerry.
K3RLL - K2 to nighttime only vertical (darned HOA): Came to the party late tonight and couldn't stay long, but had fun. Signals sounded good on 20 meters with NQ2W and KI8R having booming sigs into FL tonight. Tnx to all and 72 de K3RLL/4
K2QPN - Bought a NIB Nye Viking master key. Hope it helped my fist. Rig was a KX3 @ 5 watts. 20 meters was open. Had fun. 73, Bob K2QPN
K2UFT - Used 6 different straight keys during the contest. Quit 1/2 hour early by mistake! Good to work a local for a change, new member WD4EXI.
W4HH - NY and NJ had a pipeline into VA on 40.
AE5KA - Only had time for one!
VA3KUG - I had fun as always. I operated about 40 minutes and found conditions on 40m to be pretty solid. Band was noisy but QSB was minimal. 73.
KB5JO - As usual, didn't have a lot of time to compete but had fun anyway with my old SW+40.
K4KRW - 20m and 40m were pretty nice here in Charlotte, NC. Heard lots of great signals. Great fun as always. Thanks everyone!
KC0PMH - Well this time I think I qualify for the puniest score! However, the rig is a "Flying Pig Rig" with 4 watts out. I didn't think I was going to have time to enter a score but... Thanks Paul for validating my alignment! Hope you had fun.God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH.
W1SVU - Used my new program for logging. Runs on Linux only. Just a lark but it seemed to work fine for me.This was the most fun sprint I've been in. Tony W1SVU
KC2EGL - A great night for radio operating. 20M was open for a bit at the start and 40M was very much alive and well. Thanks to all who answered my call. CU on the radio next month. 73 Mike.P.S. Please remember to zero beat and to QRL before you start calling CQ. I am not going to mention any names or calls on the latter. Rig-KX3 Key-U.S. Navy Flameproof
KI8R - Lots of fun again! Boy was 80 noisy. 72
W0EJ - Had a great time this evening and the ice coated OCF worked out well. 20M cooperated nearly all evening then went kaput at about the last fifteen minutes. Thanks to all for a great time and thanks to the wx as the local ARC mtg was postponed due to snow and ice giving me the opportunity to operate tonight. 72 Bill W0EJ
N3PDT - 20m was fantastic til about 0145z. Well is was still great after that, just no NAQCCers left on it. 40m and 80m were very noisy with weak sigs here. After 0137z I made a total of 5 exchanges! Fun as always. Thanks to all. Elecraft K1, Navy Flameproof, Inverted L, 5w.
K2NPN - I enjoyed the NAQCC Sprint. I wish I could have stayed with it to the end. Too many phone calls here (HEE HEE). Next time I will cut the phone lines b4 the Sprint begins.73 Phil - K2NPN
KB8FE - Finally some true warm weather here in northern Ohio. Band conditions were good on 40 meters but with some mild QSB. I used my modified Signal Electric brass straight key with the mods shown on QRZ.com Worked great! I really like the mods. Still need to work on the antennas!
WK2T - My first sprint contest. What a fabulous time I had. I got to use Oak Hills OHR 100A I built 15 years ago. I had a smattering of trouble with the logger but I worked through it. See you next month.
K4ORD - Started on 20M and band was in pretty good shape but not real long heard a w7?th calling but he gave up or qsb before we made it, then on to 40M which was also in good shape but with plenty of qrn, later went to 80M but the qrn was very bad,so back to 20 which was still open for a few more and give my ears a rest from the qrn. Near the end had a great run on 40. Thanks for all the qso's 73/72 Riley
KB1OIQ - IC746Pro running 4W into G5RV@35' - it was fun, thanks and 72!
K6CSL - The bands seemed somewhat unstable with quite a bit of solar noise on 20 and QRN from what sounded like distant lightning storms on 40.The first 2 contacts on 20 were easy, but from there conditions seemed to result in no further contacts until I moved to 40 at 0140Z. Forty was very noisy and difficult. It was fun however, for what I could get. 73's to all and to all a good night from the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL.
WA2NYY - Another fun 2 hours. Started out on 20m, Genlog crashed, lost one qso, went to 40m, seemed a bit noisier than last month. Called CQ on 80m for a bit, got nuthin and finished up on 40m. Tnx to all. 72 de WA2NYY
NZ1MT - Missed the last two NAQCC sprints after miss scheduling them, UTC date/time caught me out both times. I noticed tonight just how much my CW skills had slipped back....very rusty. Tonight's conditions were very good, a real improvement over the winter sprints, a few static crashes on 40M but signals galore....if only I was faster on the CW decoding. Rig tonight was my YouKits HB-1B with the Palm Paddle straight key and putting out about 4.5W into Par End-Fedz HW dipole in the attic. Until next month, 73 Mike.
KB9ILT - Twenty was hot, 40 was not. Great Fun! See you all next month.
WB4OMM - Could only get about 45 minutes in due to other commitments....20M and 40 were pretty good, 80 was marginal (only heard the one CQ NA...and worked him!) Glad I could at least get a submission! 72/72 to all.
NA4O - Great to be part of another NAQCC Sprint! 20 was especially good for me this time around, 40 OK, but nothing on 80.
K3WWP - Didja ever have one of those nights when nothing seemed to go right? I had one of mine tonight. I think my KX3 was unhappy NOT chasing DX as it has been doing pretty much exclusively the past 6 weeks or so now, and it decided it wasn't going to perform well in the sprint tonight. As usual, maybe even worse tonight, I had a hard time working anyone on 20M, either s&p or via CQ. I don't understand how I can so easily work Asiatic Russia, for example, but have trouble working the USA on that band. Then when I went to 40, I found a high local noise level. Perhaps because it hasn't rained yet this month and the power line grounds are developing a high resistance. Then when I did get rolling somewhat well, I ran into a 10 minute QSO with someone. I didn't want to be rude, so I politely stuck with him, and explained what was going on. And on and on it went. Then after the contest, I shut down the computer without copying my log to the flash drive so I could upload it on my Internet computer here. Sigh! But you know what, looking back on it all, I had fun even if the score wasn't up to par, and I guess as I say all the time, that's what our sprints are about - forget the score and have fun.
KA6AIL - Not a good night here in the High Desert. Fast QSB made it hard to copy calls. Thanks John (K4BAI) for pulling me out of the noise. Still I look forward to this each month. 72's/73's C U next month. Duaine .
KB0NJJ - Lots of fun! 20M faded out the last hour, but still fun to QRP! Look forward to next month..
NO2D - 20 M good. Many calling CQ & I used my narrowest filter. The pack must be growing. Switched to 40 M for last 15 minutes. That was noisy, with S-9 peaks. Always fun. Thanks. NO2D, Pete..
W5ODS - First Sprint with new KX3. Lots of storm static on 40 so stayed on 20 tonight. Thanks to all participants.
WG8Y - Hi all,Started on 20 and heard some great sig. W1SVU & K1YAN were solid 599 here in N.C.Just did S&P but decided to call CQ on 40 at the end of sprint and my friend from Ohio, Ron NT8P called me. That was fun. Great way to end the Srint. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
W0LGU - Great signals from the east on 20 and 40. I heard nothing on 80..
WA4ZOF - Another fun sprint. Stayed on 20 the whole time a whole bunch of very strong 599+ sigs. TNX to all who heard and worked my peanut whistle. TOM WA4ZOF
W2JEK - Got on late and stayed on 40. conditions there seemed very good. Used my Yaesu FT-840 at 5w to dipole with Signal Electric key. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
K0CW - It helped that 20 was open this time.
VE7KBN - Wow- lots of QSB here. - thanks to those who hung in there with me. Chasing WAS and WAP with my HB1B for fun and added MB CT and SD this month. Thanks for the sprints.
KG9HV - Lots of activity on 20M & 40M but 80M was nil here.
W4RQ - Another fun Sprint in the log. 20 meters seemed pretty good for the eastern half of the U.S. from my KX-3 in South Florida.
N5NK - My Yaesu has a blown filter so contesting with it wasn't fun so it's been a while since I've played in a Sprint. I'm back on the air using a borrowed radio and when I answered my first CQ I couldn't remember my NAQCC number! Thanks to Paul, N3PDT, for giving MY number to ME! 20m was in great shape so I logged QSOs all over the country. Our members are the greatest!.
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole. Good conditions, good activity. 20M was excellent with QSOs as close as VA and IN and as far away as AZ, CA, OR, and BC. 40M had high QRN levels, but signals were also strong. No skip zone and worked K4JPN about 90 miles away as well as stations out to MA and CA (TNX KA6AIL). Thanks for all QSOs. Please join in our GA QSO Party this Saturday and Sunday. There are QRP categories and awards. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
KO8U - This was the first time I have used a straight key in at least 30 years. I was really "rusty" as they say. The arthritic fingers, wrists and elbows slowed me down a lot. On the plus side I set a new personal record score. It was great fun again.
KF7TDF - QRN and QSB made it tough this month, sounded like there was good turnout though, 20 meters seemed the strongest here in Wyoming. Had a lot of fun and the time just flew by, will be looking forward to next month.
N0DA - First ever sprint for me, very enjoyable. I'll be back!
K2YGM - Best sprint in many months. 20m was open to the South and mid to far West for the duration of the sprint.. 40m here was fairly void of QRN and many stns were heard.. Tuned around 80 towards the end but heard nothing.. Many great cw operators out there. Lots of fun.72 es DX Bob K2YGM
KG3W - Hey all. Had lot's of fun tonight. 20 was open but slow with contacts here. Only thing heard on 80 was the usual nets. Lot's of strong stations heard on 40 meters. N8QY was really loud here. Many static crashes on 40 causing some lost info and busted contacts. All the best till next time. "72" de Scotty
N4MJ - First time in Sprint. 40M was awful - QRN, QSB and QRM from unknown signals... When I moved to 20M the fun began. Had a pile-up at one point. Next one should be better as I have gotten my feet wet.
NW2K - Summertime conditions here (finally...) with thunder/lightning to make it interesting. Seemed that I could not hear well on any band. 20 stayed open until the very end (20 Q's), 40 was very short (38 Q's) and 80 had very little activity (2 Q's). Thanks for the fun! 5W, 80-40-20 fan dipole at 40'.
KA2KGP - Worked only the first hour as thunderstorms made me pull the switch at 0133. 20m. was in good shape except for lightning QRN. Rig: TenTec Argosy II at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. or gnd. mtd. vertical w/ straight key.
WU1V - A very enjoyable sprint. I was on the air for one hour, and 20M was hopping, lots of low hanging fruit! My best NAQCC sprint since I joined 4 months ago, with good propagation. No DX heard. Furthest station from me (in Mass.) was Colorado, good sigs. Most contacts were in the South with a few Midwest. Had to stop at one hour because of back problems, but I had lots of fun.
W4DUK - Got started late with several contacts on 20m, and then moved to 40m for the rest. A good time! 73, Dave
KD2MX - Had to QRT early to get ready for early morning. Always nice to catch the sprint.
VE3FUJ - The sprint started promising but static crashes started getting louder and louder, and since we had severe T-storm further south the night before, I thought it prudent to shut down. So thanks to the ones I contacted and see you all next month. Brion 3011
K2GLS - Propagation is changing with the start of Spring. More QRN on 40M, but longer opening on 20M. I heard no activity on 80M, but couldn't work the full sprint so there may have been activity after I signed off. Part of the fun is trying to take advantage the changing propagation. Rig K3 J-38 key. 72, 73 to all, especially W0EJ for pulling my signal out of the noise.
K4NVJ - Late start and short on time. If I had not opened my email I would have missed it. Then difficult getting heard..
WB0CLL - Got a new K3 radio and wanted to try a QRP contest. Only 3 contacts but suprised at what 5 watts can do. Heard other stations but lots of QRN from storms in the area covering them up. Happy with what I did contact.
K0KCY - Rig was Softrock RXTX SDR at 1 Watt
WX4RM - Conditions were excellent in the Blue Ridge Mtns tonite! Spent half of contest on 20 meters, half on 40. Strange that I heard many stations from Europe, none from the West Coast, who I was really looking for. Glad to work so many stations for the first time, with # in the 6000's. I think this was my best sprint ever, thanks to all who came back to my call!!
K1YAN - 20m open most of the night and 40m good even with S6 QRN.
N8IUP - Great Time every one,Tnx WK6L for hanging in there. Lots of westernstates heard....
KU4A - Band was nothing like March but still quite good. Double-digits QSOs for me in a half hour.
K1IEE - Had a chance to listen on the bands before the sprint. 20M sound pretty good and it was. Worked several on west coast and all points in between. Spent most of the last hour on 40M. It was noisy QRN. Stayed in my comfort zone with S&P all night. Little HW-9 worked well at 4 watts. It was a fun time. Thanks to all 73 Dick
K8RJW - First time Sprint. Not many QSO's but had fun. Still getting used to KX3 but having a great time doing it. Fifty-one years and just discovered QRP. I like this format. 72/73 Bob
VE5BCS - That was y best score. the band was very noisy near the end. tnx to all worked
VE3HNE - First time using a HW-8 running at 2 watts.Started out on 20 mtrs using the triband beam but had no luck at allso I switched to 40m using a dipole and had better luck.Hope to be on for the next sprint and do a little better as I left myself lots of room for improvement.Walt
WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters! I used the "trusy ol Argo 509" agn this eve. Only had an hour to play but was a gud nite fer 20 here in Mich. Although we had stong thunder showers in the area so it was quite noisy with lightning crashes every 5 or 10 seconds. Made it vy interesting to pull the exchanges out of the noise. Sri to several callers who I just could'nt get the whole call (NU7ET??) Es a few others. Went to 40m fer 5 qso's but 40 sigs seemed weaker than normal. Great to hear several new #s in the 6000's as well as working all of the old friends too. 73 till next time , gregg WB8LZG
WD4EXI - New member and first experience coming in late to sprint. .
WB8ENE - Started out on 20, but only made 3 contacts in the first half hour. Went to 40, and made 9 in the next half hour, although there was much more noise on 40. I re-sent my call on two contacts because I wasn't sure the other station got it correctly due to the S5 to S6 noise level on 40. Didn't hear anyone on 80. Pulled the plug at 9:45 EDT. Hopefully, bands will be better next time. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
W5IQS - Another Great Sprint. 20 meters was very good until last 30 minutes. 40 and 80 were noisy at my QTH. lots of fun though. See you next month.
VE4WI - Great evening on 20! Thank you.
KE0ER - Good time for me! QSB was a problem..
K0EUN - Midwestern storms made it too difficult to copy on 40 meters. Was still great fun while 20 meters was open, with no QRN.
K6MGO - My first time using a SK for the sprint so am very sorry for lousy keying. 20m was good all Sprint but 40 didn't open till last half hour for me, and again, never heard one QSO or stn. on 80m
WA1VGB - Thanks all I worked and who tried to dig me out of the noise. I lasted about 1 hour in the QRN..
N5ME - First contest and using my new Elecraft KX3 .
W3TTT - My one contact. Had to run. But I enjoy CW and thanks for all your efforts.73 Joe.
AA9L - Had trouble with 40 meter antenna and stayed on 20 with a ten meter dipole + tuner. I was surprised to find a lot of activity on 20 meters.
W2LJ - KX3 @ 5 Watts to Butternut HF9V on 20 Meters, 88' EDZ on 40 and 80 Meters. Lots of activity on 20 Meters, but once again 40 Meters was the money band. Expected to hear more on 80 Meters; but only garnered one QSO - thanks W2SH! It was another evening of fun - thanks NAQCC!
K2DEP - I finished building a tube (6L6 out and 6AG7 Osc) transmitter from a 1953 schematic on 5 April and used it in this sprint, rockbound at 3.558MHz. I used an ICOM R71A receiver. What great fun to use a homebrew in this event and I got more QSOs than I expected. After a year of being a ham this has all been very exciting and my projects continue. Tnx to those who called me. C U AGN. Best of 73 Steve
KE0ER - I had a good time. qsb was rough.
N9KR - Good conditions on 40. Tried out new Inverted V with 1 watt & seemed to work well. 73 all. .
N8QY - Bands had a lot of grn and grm. 20m good for me also 40m . Worked W0LGU on both. Nice to hear so many QRP station .
W2SH - Having tuned up on 20m for the start, I was puzzled by the very low strength of received signals. It took a quarter hour to discover that my antenna tuner's output was still connected to the dummy load used to set my power to five Watts. Despite the involvement of TWO dummies, I somehow had had enough milliwatts floating around inside the tuner to achieve an early QSO with John, K4BAI, in GA. After my return to intelligent life, 20m yielded only a few more contacts; 80m was deserted though W2LJ came through for a solo QSO, but 40m was delightfully active.
AD7TN - 80m and 40m were quiet, and all 9 QSO was made on 20m. I missed the first 20 min due to a phone call I received when condx was good. .
KE7YTE - 20 meters started to close down toward the end of the sprint but we hung in there. Thanks for the fun.
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. As usual, started out on 20 and was privileged with 16 Q's and 11 multi's. Moved to 40 for 5 more Q's and 4 more multi's. Never went 80. I missed 2 stations who answered my CQ on 20...just got pieces of the calls. The QSB was working against us. Perhaps we can complete the contacts next time. Thanks to everyone for the opportunity. Hopefully, I'll hear you all again next month. 72, Will, NQ2W
KA5TJS - 20 was dead in TX so I went to 40 and had some good signals but the QRN was ruff due to the coming front. I am not sure if NW2K got my QSO or not but counted him anyway. I had fun and hope to do it again next month. 73's Allen .
K2ZC - Only had time for 1 quick qso because I had a prior engagement.
KB1UOH - Lots of strong signals. Was doing pretty for the first hour. Looking forward to next month. 72. Charlie
WB4UHC - Had fun again and gave up score to enjoy 20M. Tnx W7OM for first WA in Sprints (I lived on Alki pt >50 yrs ago!) However, did not work any other Western stations seems strange to me. 73 to all, John WB4UHC.
KD5RSS - My first NAQCC sprint, I'll be back for more.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 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.
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