Jul 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#105)
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KF0U Comments - Didn't quite make it to 125 logs, but lots of positives to take from this months participation level and reported logs. Thanks to all who had fun with us this month. Highlight log is KB3SJQ (first Sprint and 17 years old - Soapbox). Great job Ben and enjoy the NAQCC! Lots of first-timers spotted throughout the Soapbox. Welcome to each of you.
K3WWP Comments - The results are now final and written in stone now that the period for appeal of scores is over. Thanks to the 123 of you who participated AND sent in your report. It means so much more to everyone when you take the time to report your results after the sprint is over. That just adds volumes to the fact that you use and enjoy CW on the ham bands.
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1SFR 27 25 52 16 832 x2 1664 OCF Dpl @80' K1YAN 21 20 41 13 533 x2 1066 G5RV Jr. @30' N1IMW 20 18 38 10 380 x2 760 Dpl @20' KM1N 16 16 32 10 320 x1.5 480 Horizontal Loop 180' @15' W2SH 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 135' dpl@50' WU1V 10 9 19 7 133 x2 266 33' Dpl sloping 20-40' N1DN 4 4 8 4 32 32 Multiband Dpl K1IEE 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 OCF long wire @30' NF8M 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 33' wire in tree SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NW2K 66 65 131 29 3799 x2 7598 Fan Dpl @40' K2YGM 46 43 89 27 2403 x2 4806 G5RV Mini @40', 80M PAR ENDFEDZ WK2T 40 37 77 23 1771 x2 3542 Cage Dipole on 40 OCF on 20 and 80 AA2VG 45 43 88 20 1760 x2 3520 80m Carolina Windom @45' WA2NYY 38 36 74 22 1628 x2 3256 135' OCF @35' W2JEK 37 35 72 17 1224 x2 2448 20m gnd pl, 40m dpl, both @20' KA2KGP 16 16 32 9 288 x2 576 Dpl @25' K2ARM 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 40M Dpl @20' WA1GWH 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 40M 1/4 wave inv L with ground radials KD2MX 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 600' loop @30' K2GLS 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 40M dpl @30' 20M dpl @20' N2ESE 10 10 20 10 200 200 80m OCF @25' WA2KSM 9 8 17 8 136 136 G5RV @20' WA2JSG 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Vert mounted @12' K2RFP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80m loop @W2GN 14 14 28 10 280 280 Vert loop 40m:double Zepp 20m SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 32 32 64 21 1344 x2 2688 Attic dpl-20, attic ef random wire-40 K3RLL 49 49 98 26 2548 2548 G5RVjr KE3HL 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 80/40 Dipole @25' or so AB3RU 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 G7FEK @30' KB3SJQ 20 19 39 11 429 429 500' Loop @50' N3GWZ 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 G5RV @20' N3COB 8 7 15 8 120 x2 240 80 Meter Carolina Windom @95' KB3TEL 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 20m Dpl @15', 40m Dpl @30' AK3X 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Inv Vee @27' K3EMS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 15' Mag Loop @6' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WB4OMM 46 43 89 21 1869 x2 3738 280' wire loop antenna @35' WX4RM 20 20 40 16 640 x2 1280 6BTV vert gnd mtd W4KRN 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 OCF Inv V @55' W4DUK 24 24 48 10 480 x2 960 EF Zepp @20' WA2EDN 18 17 35 13 455 x2 910 Dpl @40' WA4ZOF 15 14 29 11 319 x2 638 160m OCF Dpl. @40' K4NVJ 16 16 32 8 256 x2 512 88' Dpl @30' KU4A 15 15 30 11 330 330 Slp dpl @40' WM4AA 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 InvL @50' WG8Y 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 20m hamstick mag mtd on car K4ZGB 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 4BTV vertical @10' KK4BOB 9 9 18 5 90 x2 180 EF wire @40' K9IA 12 12 24 7 168 168 Gnd Mtd Vert KK4BE 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Dpl @30' AK4LF 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 OCF Dpl @20' KB0ETU 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dpl @35' WA4RG 7 7 14 6 84 84 Windom @50' ND9M 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 20M Dpl @25' K4KRW 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Endfed Dpl @30' AI4SV 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Attic Dpl K4JPN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Zepp NZ1D 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 G5RVjr @20' K6BFA 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 G5RV @50' W4RQ 4 4 8 3 24 x1.5 36 Folded Dpl @25' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 48 46 94 24 2256 x2 4512 Fan Dpl @30' N5NK 17 16 33 11 363 x2 726 20m sloping Dpl fed @35' N5GW 24 24 48 14 672 672 CFZ @40' W5WIL 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 240' Doublet @35' WA5J 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 G5RV on roof KA5TJS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 80m Dpl @30' W4NBF 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl @18' N5ATM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 OCF Dpl @50' KE5YUM 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inv V @30' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 Windom(Inverted Vee) @35', 40M/20M NQ6E 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Dpl Inv V @33' K6MGO 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 End fed vertical dipole on patio SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KE7YTE 18 18 36 15 540 x2 1080 Buddipole Vertical Dipole @18' KF7WNS 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Inv V @35' W7GAH 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 240' Rand Wire @60' NU7T 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 R6000 AA7CU 8 8 16 7 112 112 6' mobile whip with 8 radials @12' W7YSB 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Fan Dpl @30' KF7TDF 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl @15' K7EY 2 2 4 2 8 8 270' wire loop @30' K7JFD 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Attic fan Dpl SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W3NP 34 32 66 19 1254 x2 2508 130' CF Zepp @45' - 600 Ohm Open Wire AB8KT 46 41 87 20 1740 1740 Doublet @35' WB8LZG 24 24 48 17 816 x2 1632 Dpl @35' W8DW 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 OCF Dpl @30' NT8P 13 12 25 8 200 x2 400 40M Dpl K8RJW 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 6BTV Vertical @15' KB8FE 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Dpl @30' N8XMS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Trap Vertical WB8ENE 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 102' doublet @15' AB8OU 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 20M sloping Dpl @40' WA8SAN 6 6 12 5 60 60 End fed Zepp @15' AB8SA 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Inv V @15' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB9ILT 46 44 90 19 1710 1710 Delta Loop K9EYT 18 17 35 12 420 x2 840 Dpl @25' W9CC 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 80M Loop @15' K9ANF 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Inverted Vee @35' AB9YC 12 12 24 10 240 240 Fan Dpl @25' KA9FQG 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 G5RV @35' N9RLO 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 135' NVIS Dpl @6' NG9I 5 5 10 5 50 50 Endfed random wire, 41' long WA9NPS 4 4 8 4 32 32 Dpl @35' NN9S 4 4 8 4 32 32 Horizontal Delta Loop @25' AI9IN 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Attic Dpl @30' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0TA 35 35 70 22 1540 x2 3080 Doublet @30' & gnd mnt vertical NW0M 27 26 53 17 901 x2 1802 80M OCF Dpl @45' W0EJ 24 24 48 15 720 x2 1440 OCF Dpl @35' NK8O 17 17 34 15 510 x2 1020 Random wire on 20m inv V @30' on 40m KA8HDE 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 G5RV jr @30' N8LA 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 Dpl @35' WD0K 10 10 20 10 200 x1.5 300 Center fed zepp @35' KA4GAV 12 12 24 8 192 192 80/40 trapped dipole @20' W0CH 14 14 28 6 168 168 Inv L @45' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3RCN 31 30 61 18 1098 x2 2196 Ground mounted vertical, 80m dipole VE5BCS 11 10 21 11 231 x2 462 Loop ant @25' VE7KBN 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 3 band vert 8' off ground VA3RJ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 40m hamstick on 4th fl apartment balcony VE3FUJ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV @50' VY2/W1OH 6 5 11 5 55 55 40m doublet @30' VA7TZ 5 5 10 5 50 50 Gnd mtd vert 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 61 61 122 27 3294 x2 6588 TH6DXX at 55'; Dpl @40' KC5NXA 53 51 104 25 2600 2600 3 element Yagi @45' NQ2W 32 30 62 20 1240 1240 Mini beam @25', inv vee @40' N4MJ 27 26 53 15 795 795 3 ele yagi @60' Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 123 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 193 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,881 States represented: 42 + BC NS ON PE SK + SM SILVER LOGS - 100 of 123 (perfectly formatted): AA2VG AA7CU AB3RU AB8OU AB8SA AB9YC AI4SV AI9IN AK3X K1IEE K1YAN K2ARM K2GLS K2RFP K3RLL K4BAI K4JPN K4KRW K4NVJ K4ZGB K6BFA K6MGO K7JFD K8RJW K9ANF K9EYT K9IA KA2KGP KA4GAV KA8HDE KA9FQG KB0ETU KB3TEL KB8FE KB9ILT KE3HL KE5YUM KE7YTE KF7TDF KK4BE KK4BOB KU4A N2ESE N3COB N3GWZ N4MJ N5ATM N5GW N5NK N8LA N8XMS N9RLO ND9M NF8M NG9I NK8O NN9S NQ2W NQ6E NT8P NW0M NW2K NZ1D VA3RJ VA7TZ VE3FUJ VE3RCN VE5BCS VE7KBN W0CH W0EJ W1OH W2JEK W2SH W3NP W4DUK W4KRN W4NBF W4RQ W5IQS W5WIL W7GAH W7YSB W9CC WA1GWH WA2EDN WA2JSG WA2NYY WA4RG WA5J WA8SAN WB4OMM WB8ENE WD0K WG8Y WK2T WK6L WM4AA WU1V WX4RMIf you're not listed as a SILVER 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".
WA9NPS - QRN STORMS IN AREA. 73 & 72 Bob
N3GWZ - This was my first NAQCC Sprint. I only participated for a little while but was happy to join in with my Kenwood TS2000 set to 5w.
N8XMS - I got home very late and was also very tired so I only operated for about 20 minutes. I had some good contacts on 20-meters but the noise on 40 was S9. Hopefully I will have more time and energy next month!
N0TA - Spent 1.5 hrs on 20m. Band seemed to cooperate to most areas of the country. Thanks for the Q's. K3 @ 5w, doublet @ 30' & gnd mnt vertical, Begali Camelback, and Gen Log.
K1IEE - Was happy to get these 2 contacts . Severe thunderstorms all around and had to get off the air. 20M sounded good and 40M was not so good here. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WA4ZOF - Great Sprint TOM WA4ZOF
KB8FE - Good weather here in northern Ohio. Heard a lot of stations tonight. Late start and limited time but always like to hear all of the sprint activity.
WA2EDN - 20 meteres worked for me tonite. I had to quit at 10 due to a CW net I work daily. This is my best effort yet! Not bad for 90mins.
NN9S - Only did the 2nd hour, but managed to get four QSOs in!
AB3RU - Lots of fun tonight and many stations on the air. 20m the first hour, then moved to 40m. Static and noise on 40 but I made most of my contacts there. See you all next month!
N5ATM - Had to work so only had about 30 mins to work the contest. Had to install GenLog and had some problems there but did hear quite a few stations. Been a long time since I joined in on this sprrint but hopefully I will be back.
AI9IN - Got in late. Had pipeline to TX from IN on 20 mtrs. MFJ 9020, 5 watts, straight key (eBay, Chinese Army special).
WA2JSG - Managed to make 4 contacts in this sprint; my heart was just not in it this evening (must be the hot days). Good to hear Karen W4KRN (VA) again in this event. IC-703 5w from a 12v battery to an all-band vertical (elevated). Kent Straight Key.
W0EJ - Missed too many of these, had a great time tonight thanks to you all. 20 was working well but got pushed about so left for 40 which was a bit lonely. Thanks WA1GWH for hanging in there, QRM was a bit tough at times. 72 Bill
K4KRW - Operated from Sunset Beach, NC this time. Had a great time as always. Conditions where kind of rough tonight. I didn't hear a lot of signals. Thanks to AB8KT for pulling me out of the noise.
NG9I - First month of CW, first CW contest. Lots of fun, and I hope to participate more in the future. My home station needs some work, mostly a better antenna setup. Thanks all!
VA3RJ - Good conditions on 40m .. lots of stations heard, but few worked :o(
W4RQ - Always a pleasure! Thanks for the good times!
NW0M - This was my first NAQCC Sprint and really my first QRP operating in a contest/sprint. I had a lot of noise on 40 and 80 so stayed on 20 most of the time. It was nice to work Dean, NW2K, who suggested NAQCC to me this week. Also nice to work #2, K3WWP. Thanks for the fun and I look forward to next month. 72, Mitch NW0M (formerly WD0ECO) K3 5 watts, OCF dipole, Begali Spark, K2RFP NAQCC Logger
WB4OMM - Wow! Grand conditions here in East Central Florida....just about everyone was 599, and very little noise on the band....so good, I camped out on 14.062 and didn't move to 40 or 80! Made plenty of QSOs and got some good distance too...still amazes me how much 5W of power can go!!! I had a blast!! Hope to work the next one! 72 to all!! Steve WB4OMM
AB8KT - Decent conditions. Ran KX3, 5 watts, 80m dipole fed with ladder line @35'. Don't make all of these but I have a lot of fun when I do. Thanks for all the Qs.
K6BFA - It is still a lot of fun!
N5NK - where were the guys out west? And I ordinarily have a pipeline to MI and OH...not tonight! Our good news: It's been raining here! The not-so-good news: Some of the rain was brought by thunderstorms. Thanks to all who dug my puny signal out of their QRN and QSB. Already looking forward to next month.
KB0ETU - Will the bands ever get better? In the mean time, it just adds more of a challenge. Bands were pretty bad tonight - 20 meters was the best(?), and 40 had too much QRN probably because of storms in the area, and 80 was noisy and didn't hear any stations there. Thanks to all that participated even though I didn't make many contacts. Until next month, 72 Phil
AA2VG - Another fun qrp Sprint. Started on 20 meters then moved to 40 meter which was filled with qrn. The first hour I was working the KX3 from a 12 volt battery then needed to switch to the power supply as the battery voltage started to drop. Hope to see everyone next month if not sooner. 73 Peter AA2VG
KA9FQG - Only operated for about the last half hour of the sprint. 40m had lots of activity tonight. After last month's sprint I forgot to send in my log (arrgh!) ..... so this month I am getting in on the first wave of log submissions. 73, Mark
AB8OU - It helps if the red TX light comes on.
W7GAH - Storm before sprint, lucky it cleared in time. Some QRN and QSB at times but heard a lot of activity. I lost WK6L last remarks but got a R on my exchange. NW0M worked hard on my contact and took several tries to get the exchange QSB on my end assume same on his. Enjoyed the sprint as always. 73/72
KM1N - Moderate QRN even on the low loop. First couple QSO's were rough with the vibroplex J36 then some improvement. Great fun, thanks all!
K7EY - First Sprint; first CW contest w/o computer help; first contacts w/PFR-3; paddle kept getting stuck & other problems, but had a great time. Thanks!
WK2T - Yet another great night. 40 was kind of noisey here. 20 was the place to be. Thanks for all the QSO's CU.
W4NBF - I had a great time. My first Sprint and I'll be back for more. A gathering of great ops.
K9EYT - Worked the first hour and a half on 20 meters then moved to 40. This was a good workout for a new KX3 that was fun. Always a good time and a good test for your gear. 72/73 Ray
KB3SJQ - Hi, my name is Ben and I am 17 years old. This was the first NAQCC sprint that I have participated in. I made it home just in time from work, and got right on the radio. Using a brand new Ten-Tec Argonaut 6, I was able to make 20 contacts, 18 of which were on 20 meters and 2 on 40 meters. I was a blast! I can't wait to do it again. Hope everyone had a good time! Best of 73 de KB3SJQ-Ben
AI4SV - Participated in the final half hour, mainly on 40m. Heard quite a few stations calling, so concentrated on S&P. Best DX was OH, best un-DX was Pete K6BFA one town away in VA.
K3WWP - The worst local QRN I've had in ages. Actually I started on 20M and was thinking I might just try a 20M only effort for a change, but at 0130 I thought I'd split it in half and do 40M the second hour. That quickly changed however as the QRN, even with the great receiver in the KX3 was pretty unbearable. After 5 QSOs in 15 minutes on 40, it was back to 20 again, but it kind of died at 0200, so I went to 40 again and finished out with a little CQing and mostly S&P. I was afraid I was missing answers to my CQs, and just called the stations that were strong enough to rise over my QRNN (man-made QRN). Still I stuck it out for the full 2 hours and did enjoy the battle, which it was. Sorry to anyone who called that I didn't hear, and thanks to those I did manage to work. I had a pretty good mult count with 21, but not enough QSOs to back it up with. Maybe next month.
WA2NYY - Conditions were a bit better last month, but the last 30 minutes on 40 things picked up. Pulled quite a few mults starting on 20 and went to 40 after about 45 minutes. Once again had lots of fun with the pileups after calling CQ. Sorry for the few stations I couldnt pull out, maybe next month. 72- Mark
NF8M - Staying at a friend's cottage on Cape Cod so brought the KX1 and a hunk of wire. Murphy struck, of course - the external battery wasn't working so I ran on the internal AA batteries which limits power to 1W (into a 5:1 VSWR).. The key connection was funky and kept shorting out. Got in after dark and putting up the wire I got a wrench (weight) stuck in a tree, which I'll have to try to retrieve in daylight. Heard a bunch of guys including VE3RCN, K3RLL, KB1UOH, KD2AEF, K2YGM, W2SH and KB3AAG, but kudos to NW2K for digging me out! We're planning to be on the road for next month's sprint too, so I'll try to be better prepared if I do a portable entry. 72 to all!
KF7WNS - Thanks to all who returned my CQ. I know I missed a bunch of you, but I'm getting better at this. Not bad for only one hour. Enjoyed the sprint very much. Good band condx today. 72 and see you next time. Gary/KF7WNS
KE7YTE - 20 meters was fun tonight
K9ANF - I checked 80m at the halfway point, and couldn't hear a soul. Ended up doing the whole thing on 40m. Signals were not too bad there. 73, Randall K9ANF
W3NP - Got a late start this time. Cndx seemed to be pretty good on both 20 and 40. I stayed on 20 until about 45 minutes before the end. Rig; Ten Tec Eagle @ 5 watts and straight key was my Junker. I used the K2RFP logging program for the first time and I really liked it since I am used to the SKCC version. I should have spent more time with it before the sprint though as I was still tweaking it during the event. 72 de W3NP
KE3HL - Spent almost an hour on 20M for five QSOs, then went to 40 for fourteen more. Managed to get VE3RCN (again - also worked him on 40. I worked KB9ILT on two bands as well)at the end for one last and only contact on 80 which was pretty dead and noisy for me. Enjoyed working W5BM mobile in OK - then inadvertently started calling CQ on his frequency a few minutes later! Sorry about that!
K2YGM - Greetings to all. Started on 40 but couldn't tolerate the QRN. Moved over to 20 and was surprised that the band was open and active. Most of the week it was dead at night. The usual south propagation at first and then some midwest and a few weak west coast was heard and worked..Called CQ a few times on 80 but heard nothing there... Sure could have used the Mult from MA, RI, ME, and DE... But Nothing heard..Looking forward to next month and want to extend my thanks to all that called and gave me a point or two. 72 Bob K2YGM
KK4BE - Missed second half due to thunderstorms. But it was fun while it lasted. KK4BE
NW2K - Nice conditions and great fun (20-19 QSOs,40-47 QSOs). The CW Open contest is on August 31 and has a QRP category. There is the additional opportunity for teams of QRP operators. If you're interested in the CW Open and/or being on a QRP team, please email me at NW2K at arrl.net. It's a fun annual event and gives us another chance to promote QRP CW. Thanks for the QSOs!
WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters! Gud condx hr in Mich. tonight. I was agn using the ol' trusty Argo 509 at 5w. Started out on 20m es worked 10 stns in 40 min. From Maine to Cal. es all in between. went to 40 fer a for a while but perty tough gg wid the old Argo reciever wid no filters. back to 20 fer a couple more QSOs then 20 dropped out a bit , so back to 40 fer a few more. SRI to a couple of u guys who were trying es we didnt quite get it. ALSO a big welcome to 2 QSOs i worked wid #NR over 6000. Welcome Ben,KB3SJQ #6801,hope to see u as a regular. es #6808 a new club stn. This is the 1st time in a while i got to work nearly the entire sprint es as always i had a super time! Gud to wrk some of u guys i havent heard in a while too. (N8LA hi Louis) es i bagged both John's too (K3WWP,es K4BAI) fer icing on the cake ! Seemed i had unusual "short skip" into PA area on 20m,as i wrked OH es PA on 20m from Mich. Also had a "BEELINE" into TX agn tonight wid several Lone Starmen in the log. See u all next month. 73 Gregg
WU1V - Only could spend a half hour this sprint but enjoyed it just the same. 20M was very active when I was operating so I stayed on that band. Very hot weather here in the Northeast, glad I had air conditioning! Thanks to all, 72, Rick
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, WM-2 QRP Watt Meter, TH6DXX, dipole. 20M was very good to VA, IL, MS, and further US/VE stations. At 0145Z, after 44 QSOs and 21 mults, I left for 40 meters hoping to pick up the other W4 mults I was missing. 5 more mults and 17 QSOs on 40 in the last 45 minutes. 40M was very noisy due to electrical storms in the area. Fortunately, the last one that was close enough to cause radio shutdown came through here about 2310Z. I listen to 80M at 0220Z, but hear no signals and very strong QRN. Thanks for all QSOs. Hope to work many of you in the QRP Fox Hunt on 20M Thursday night when I'll be a fox along with KT5E, Jay, in CO. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
W4DUK - Some static crashing going on, but not too bad for a mid-summer night in the South. A good time all around!
AB9YC - I got tied up and could only get on for the last 40 minutes. From my location, the bands were pretty clear. The signals I could hear were all strong. Being so late, 20M was pretty sparse, so I moved to 40M and got the bulk of my contacts. I had to wait my turn in the pileups , and it made me wish I could have worked the whole 2 hours. I look forward to next time.
K2GLS - A visit from my granddaughter limited me to about 1 hour. Not as many stations and multipliers on 20M and 40m was noisy with QRN, but fun digging out the signals. 72 & 73 to all.
KA2KGP - 40M. was the best band here in WNY this sprint. 80 had QRN from lightning & 20 was open early in the sprint. Nice NA turnout. 73
KE5YUM - Band conditions on 40 were really bad in Oklahoma with all the rain that we have had in the past few days. I appreciate KU4A for digging me out of the noise for my only contact. All the best, Terry
KB9ILT - Signals were stronger during last month's mW Sprint. Forty meters had a lot of QSB and QRN, so 20 meters was the better band for this Sprint. Florida and Alabama were booming in, but most everything west of me (IL) was weak.
K1YAN - 20 meters in great shape for the first 45 minutes...one mini pileup on me that was fun. 40 meters was ok with about s7 QRN.
VE3FUJ - Condx conspiring to make the evening miserable. No AC in the shack 32C paper sticking to your arms, getting soggy and hard to write on, if at all. Due to 5 - 6 day period of no rain, static crashes galore, wiping out #rs Qth's etc, multi rept? on every contact. Not my favorite operating condx, so after 1/2 hr I called it quits.
VE3RCN - Lots of signals. I pulled the strongest out of the pileups. Nice to work W8DYF at 5 watts...hope you become a member. Another welcome to the highest member number that I worked, NG9I (6774)...it is you new folks that we have to recognize and retain. I hope to be available for the next sprint again. Kevin VE3RCN (Royal Canadian Navy) PS - using a straight key off a Destroyer.
K3RLL - K3RLL with Brandy-new KX3 and, wonder of wonders, an outside antenna here in PA for the summer. You know, believe it or not, outside antennas actually work better than my attic dipole, etc. in FL. This had to be my all-time best effort. Thank you so much to the very patient ops who so kindly queued up to call me. That was a new and great experience. Thank you to all. I can now find a new hobby since I've FINALLY had some success tonight on ham radio. (SMILE) Big signals here tonight were NW2K and K2GLS. 72 de Don
KD2MX - Just had some time beginning and end of the sprint. Jumped between 20 & 40 for the usual good time.
W1SFR - First sprint for me. Lots of fun even though it was hotter than hades and the noise level was S5+ through the whole thing. 72!
VE5BCS - That was ok 40 was noisy so I stayed on 20 c u next one harold
KU4A - Lots of stations to work, but signals were generally hard to copy (maybe the problem was storm noise local to me). Sorry for asking for repeats but thanks for all the QSOs.
WX4RM - The 20 meter band was very good tonite. 40 meters was rather noisy, but I was able to make a few qso's on it. I kept looking for N8LA Lou in MO., but I just could not find you. I still owe you a qso, mabe next sprint. 73 and had a good time as usual.
K4JPN - I was not on for 10 minutes when a massive thunder storm moved in suddenly, needless to say I shut down and disconnected the antennas. The storm did not end until way after the sprint was over. 72, Steve K4JPN
WB8ENE - It was almost 9:00 before I realized that the sprint was going on. Wanted to hook up the K1 this time, but since I got a late start, I decided to just use the main rig (K3) with the Begali Blade straight key. Several 599 signals in there this time. Thanks for the contacts, and see you in the next sprint. 73, Art
NT8P - My XYL wants to know how I heard 13 people in all that static qsb and who knows what else, and don't seem to hear her? All mine were on 40. If you were there you know it was no picnic. Thanks for every contact. Ron E cu next time.
W4KRN - Stayed on 40m. Some QSB, but for the most part very good signals. Used my Czech Army straight key. Hope to work the next sprint.
W7YSB - 20m only tonight. Checked 40m a few times, but no activity heard, probably due to high QRN. 72 Eldon
NQ6E - Another good sprint workout. 20m had the signals along with plenty of QRM. That filter between the ears got some good practice tonight. Whew! Thanks to all that participated. Frank
K7JFD - This was my first sprint and only worked the last 15 mins, but it was fun. Looking forward to next month! 73 de Jim K7JFD
VA7TZ - My first sprint. High point was working K4BAI. I used to work him in the original QRP Club sprints back in the 1960's and still have his QSL card from that era. Thanks for the fun and memories, 72, Jeff
KC5NXA - WOW.. What a really great bunch of guys ! I'll be back -- Jay ---(WB5UDA)control op at KC5NXA
N1IMW - Big night for the New Yorkers. . .usually only have 2 or 3 but had 8 in the log tonight. . .40 mtrs was the workhorse again but I do like switching to 20 and catching a few Texas operators. . .a great night for NAQCC as always!
W2JEK - Had a good time. Started on 20 for 2 qso and then to 40 for the rest of the time. Was running most of the time on 40 but near the end did search and pounce. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5 watts to wire antennas and Signal Electric key. Lots of activity. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
K6MGO - 40 meters was dead so stayed on 20 for an hour and a half then 20m seemed to die so gave up and shut down.
W0CH - Started late, and stayed on 20 meters for the entire sprint as 20 was very active.
K4NVJ - 16 Q's; 7 NY; 2 NJ; 2 PA; 2 MD; 1 TN; 1 ON; 1 NC. John where were you?
KF7TDF - Always great fun, thunderstorms had me shut down for most of this sprint but condx on 20m were good when lightning finally laid down, 40 was pretty noisy. Looking forward to next month hoping for less trouble from mother nature. Thanks for the QSOs and the sprint.
WA1GWH - Lots of QRN made contacts a bit difficult. I was surprised at how few repeats I needed to give despite being at 900 mW. Some good ears out there!
W5IQS - Another FUN Sprint. Stayed on 20 the whole 2 hours. The band here in Texas was reasonably quiet. Lots of stations and sometimes had 2 or 3 calling. Sorry guys I know that I missed several of you. Let's do it again next month. Evan, W5IQS
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. Ended up with 22 QSOs on 20m and 10 QSOs on 40m. 20 shifted slowly from the southeast to the southwest and northwest keeping new QSOs and multipliers a possibility. 40m was predominantly short with some really loud signals. Thanks to everyone that made this another enjoyable sprint! Hope to see you all next month. 72, Will, NQ2W
KA5TJS - My best sprint yet. Thanks to Kevin for the VE3 and all the rest. 20 meters was hot and gud signals from most. I hope to do better next month. 73's Allen KA5TJS
AK4LF - Was in and out but had not done one of these in awhile. Good to be back.
AK3X - Just time for a few contacts on 40 meters (DSW-40). The usual evening feline follies keep me off the air most of the time..(so many cats, so little time). Had fun as usual. 72 Peter
N5GW - First QRP sprint with a new KX3. Pricey, but what a fine xcvr! I ran it at 3W with internal NiMH batteries into a hb tuner hooked up to a cfz at 40'. All but one Q was on 20, as 40 was very QRN here with only a few weak sigs heard. The internal memory keyer was used instead of my J-38 in order to spare the other ops!
N8LA - Mother-in-law was visiting. Managed to talk my way out of attending live outdoor Tuesday evening presentation of "Les Miserables" with her and XYL. (Convinced them we all would be "less miserable" if I stayed home and participated in the sprint!) 20 was really alive with sprint participants! Even worked my former MI homey Gregg, WB8LZG, on 20. 40 was noisy, but managed 5 contacts, including final sprint contact with K9ANF in Danville, IL where mother-in-law lives!
ND9M - Only had 15 minutes to play, but at least I got in there!
VY2/W1OH - In Canada, on Point Prim in Prince Edward Island, for the Sprint this summer. Used the KX3 and a 40M doublet up about 30 feet in a cottage by the shore on the south side of Point Prim. Some unknown noise level (possibly from the power line and transformer not far from the cottage) at about S3 or S4 made things a bit tough, but the NR and NB features of the KX3 did a pretty good job of minimizing the interference. Only made a few contacts in the first hour (it's an hour later local time here), but always fun to get on for a Sprint, especially while on vacation! Good to run into K3WWP during the Sprint as well! Thanks, NAQCC!
WA2KSM - Had a great sprint for the first time. Thanks
KA4GAV - It was my first contest and a lot of fun. Lots more fun than using GenLog.
N9RLO - Thanks to all, I had a good time. 73, John N9RLO
N4MJ - Not much activity west of the Mississippi river. 80 & 40 were just too noisy. Waiting for cooler wx to go to low bands.
N3COB - Hope I entered my log correct. Thanks Glenn/N3COB
WA5J - This was a fun time to get back into the NAQCC contest.
WG8Y - Hi all, I was at my inlaws in Jackson,TN during the sprint. It was way too hot to put up a wire and set-up on their back deck. At the last minute I put a 20M hamstix mag mt on my car. Put the 817 on the dash and the key on the console. Boy,some of the signals were great. I sent TN 3 times in each exchange and signed /P after each QSO since I was out of my regular QTH. Hope everyone had a great Sprint. Called it quits when it started geting dark. Made the trip to the in-laws a bit more fun. Hi Hi Thanks all for hearing me. 72 Mark WG8Y
NK8O - A little tougher than last month, despite higher power output.
WA4RG - Tons of QRN but fun nontheless.
W2SH - Almost every summer I am QRV from a cabin on an island in NH's Squam Lake. This is a marvelously quiet location in every respect and I looked forward to this NAQCC sprint. Alas, the heat wave prevailing in the eastern US could be punctuated by violent evening thunderstorms. QRN on 20m was high as the storm approached. 40 minutes into the sprint I hurriedly disconnected and grounded everything, and then moved 20 feet away from the operating position. The lightning was as severe as I had ever witnessed. In the closing minutes I took a chance, hooked the station back up and made one final QSO. A scary night!
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, July 18, 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.
Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.