Aug 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#106)
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K3WWP Comments - The time for appeals is over and the results below are now written in stone for all time. Thanks to all of you for bearing with us as we (as well as you) had to put up with the problems caused by our web site and database host GoDaddy. Maybe we should no longer root for Danica Patrick (NASCAR driver sponsored by GoDaddy) HI. After all the smoke cleared we wound up with 140 logs this month, one of our top totals.
TIP FOR THE FUTURE: If you want a SILVER LOG, check those point values in the last column. A lot of logs have been eliminated from the SILVER LOG list this month for having a 1 there instead of a 2 for a member QSO. It's very easy to manually check and fix before submitting.
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K1YAN 29 28 57 16 912 x2 1824 G5RV Jr. @ 30' N1AOB 21 19 40 15 600 x2 1200 ExtDblZepp@50' K1IEE 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 OCF long wire N2CN 20 19 39 15 585 585 G5RV @ 55' KM1N 17 17 34 11 374 x1.5 561 HORIZONTAL LOOP 180' LONG 15' UP. N1IMW 11 11 22 5 110 x2 220 Dipole 20 " KB1UOH 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 Vertical KB1ZMX 1 1 2 1 2 2 OCF dipole@30 feet SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 44 44 88 26 2288 x2 4576 270' dpl @ 45' WA2NYY 38 37 75 20 1500 x2 3000 80m OCF dipole at 35 ft AA2VG 31 31 62 21 1302 x2 2604 Carolina windom 10-80 @ 45' W2JEK 22 22 44 16 704 x2 1408 20m gp, 40m dipole, both at 20 ft W2LJ 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 88' EDZ at 30' NK1N 33 33 66 16 1056 1056 Buddipole @ 25' WA2JSG 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 G5RV Jr @ 20 feet K2ARM 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 40 dpl@20' N2ESE 24 24 48 12 576 576 80mtr.OCF@25ft. NW2K 15 15 30 12 360 360 Fan dpl @40' K2EYS 14 13 27 11 297 297 G5RV WA1GWH 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40M 1/4 WAVE INV L+GRND SYS KD2MX 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 600' loop@30' N2GDS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dipole@100' suspended from apt window KC2VBU 4 4 8 2 16 x2 32 80m EFHWW@50ft K2QPN 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Ground mounted vertical and dipole W1ALI 3 3 6 2 12 12 40m OCF @20ft K2RFP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80m loop @ 22ft SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 45 45 90 23 2070 x2 4140 20 attic dpl, 40 attic rnd wire KB3AAG 46 46 92 21 1932 1932 80 mtr loop@35 ft KG3W 32 30 62 18 1116 1116 All band dipole @ 22 feet KA2KGP/3 17 17 34 10 340 x2 680 G5RV up 25 ft. N3COB 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 80 Car wndm@95' KC2EGL 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 G5RVjr @ 20' K2DEP 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 g5rv@28' AB3RU 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 G7FEK @ 30ft. WA3YLQ 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 66' End Fed Wire K3RLL 10 10 20 8 160 160 G5RVjr K3PXC 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 G5rv@25 ft. KE3HL 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 80/40 dipole@30ish & 20M Delta Loop AK3X 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 40m inv vee @27' WB3T 2 2 4 2 8 8 Gnd mtd vert @AA3OI 4 4 8 4 32 32 Attic dipole SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K2UFT 58 58 116 27 3132 x2 6264 dblt@40' KB4QQJ 41 40 81 28 2268 x2 4536 5 band no tune doublet at 33 feet K4ORD 51 50 101 28 2828 2828 160 dpl@35', 40 dpl@45' WG8Y 28 28 56 17 952 x2 1904 Grd mtd 20,40 1/4 wire verts. WX4RM 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 6BTV vert gnd mtd WM4AA 21 21 42 17 714 x2 1428 InvL@50' WA4ZOF 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 40mtr horz. loop 25ft. KU4A 30 29 59 15 885 885 Slp dpl@40' W4DUK 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 EF Zepp @ 20' KK4BE 15 15 30 13 390 x2 780 DIPOLE @30FT NA4O 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 Delta Loop@45',CW@50',OCF@30' K4EOR 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 G5RV@40' K4KRW 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 dpl@25' KK4BOB 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 End fed wire K6BFA 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 G5RV @ 50 Ft NZ1D 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 G5RVjr @ 20FT AB4QL 8 7 15 8 120 120 gp@20' K7HAP 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Wndm@25' W4KRN 7 7 14 5 70 70 OCF invV@55' KU4GW 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 260' doublet@40' KJ4LEN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 40m/20m Inv. V@40' , 80m dipole@40' KB0ETU 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 dpl@35' W4JBB 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 InvV@35' $ND9M 43 42 85 19 1615 x2 3230 OCF dpl@25' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 35 33 68 23 1564 x2 3128 Fan dpl @ 30' W5ODS 36 34 70 21 1470 x2 2940 G5RV @ 50' N5GW 26 25 51 13 663 663 Cfz at 45' W5WIL 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 240' Doublet at 35' KA5TJS 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80 mtr dipole @ 30 ft K5WX 13 13 26 9 234 234 G5RV inverted Vee at 35 feet WB0CLL 10 10 20 9 180 180 G5RV@35' KE5YUM 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Inverted v at 30' KZ5W 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 80M Doublet up 25ft - 9V Battery KE9DR 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 420' Loop @ 50' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 15 14 29 14 406 x2 812 40/20m Windom V up 35 ft. K0DTJ 12 12 24 10 240 240 20M delta loop@40ft 40+80M invV @50ft KA6AIL 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 31ft Vert. Gnd mounted 40m dipole @ 30ft K6MGO 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 64' doublet in garage rafters K6CSL 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Delta Loop, Indoor Dipole, Horiz Loop SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA7VW 44 43 87 23 2001 x2 4002 20m dpl @45' 40m dpl @65' KE7YTE 15 14 29 12 348 x2 696 Buddipole 20M, 40M Vert. Dipole @ 18 ft W7GAH 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 240' rand wire @ 60' AA7CU 10 10 20 9 180 180 Screwdriver vertical 6 ' whip @12' K7EY 8 8 16 7 112 112 273' loop at 40' WU7F 8 8 16 7 112 112 InvV@30' NU7T 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 R6000 AE7CG 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl@10' KF7TDF 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Dpl@15' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W3NP 39 37 76 25 1900 x2 3800 130' CF Zepp @ 45' - 600 ohm open wire AC8LJ 38 37 75 17 1275 x2 2550 Dpl @ 35' & delta loop @ 45' WB8ENE 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 20M dipole @ 20' / 102' doublet @ 15' N8XMS 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 R7 Vertical K8SZN 14 14 28 9 252 252 G5RV AB8SA 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 InvV@25' KB8FE 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Dipole @30' AB8OU 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Dpl@35' WB8LZG 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Dpl@35' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W9CC 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 80Loop15' AA9L 28 27 55 13 715 x2 1430 Trap dipole@50' N9KR 21 21 42 16 672 672 Inverted Vee at 20 ft. AB9YC 21 20 41 16 656 656 Dipole @ 20' K9EYT 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 43' Vertical KA9FQG 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 G5RV at 35' AI9IN 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Attic dpl @ 30 ft N9RLO 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 135 ft. NVIS dipole up 6 ft. SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9OSC 49 48 97 25 2425 x2 4850 CF Zepp @ 30' KI0I 30 29 59 18 1062 x2 2124 Hytower vert.20/40..Vee 40m@55ft WB0PYF 28 27 55 19 1045 x2 2090 80m dipole @ 55'-0" KB9ILT/0 43 43 86 24 2064 2064 100 ft endfed @ 40 feet KA8HDE 31 31 62 16 992 x2 1984 G5RV jr @ 30' N8LA 19 18 37 12 444 x2 888 Dipole @35' K2HT 16 15 31 11 341 x2 682 40M OCF Dipole @ 25' N0UMP 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 G5rv@20' KC0PMH 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 176' doublet @40' AGL K0CW 9 8 17 7 119 x2 238 Ground Mounted Vertical NU0T 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 20M Delta Loop at 25' KD0V 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Cf Zepp @ 50' K0GUZ 5 5 10 5 50 50 Vertical NO2D 4 4 8 4 32 32 80 M doublet @ 30 ft. $NW0M 40 39 79 29 2291 x2 4582 135' OCF Dipole up 45' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VA2SG 28 28 56 16 896 x2 1792 Inv Vee at 16 ft VE5BCS 21 19 40 14 560 x2 1120 Loop@25ft VE4AEO 19 19 38 13 494 494 G5RV@20' VE7YU 17 16 33 11 363 363 80 meter dipole @ 70 feet VE3EDX 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 gnd mtd vert VE3FUJ 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 G5RV @50 VE3DTI 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 43 ft quasi vertical wire VE7KBN 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 3 BAND VERT 8 FT OFF GRND. VE3KLX 3 3 6 3 18 18 LNR EndFedz 20 at 25 ft @VE2DDZ 1 1 2 1 2 2 Random wire @ ~ 30' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna CO8CML 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 invV@21' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 66 65 131 29 3799 x2 7598 TH6DXX at 55'; dipole at 40. N4BP 106 103 209 35 7315 7315 3el yagi@65', dpl@62ft WK2T 53 50 103 23 2369 2369 40 Meter Moxon Beam KC5NXA 49 46 95 24 2280 2280 3 element yagi at 45' NQ2W 39 37 76 19 1444 1444 Mini beam @25', inv vee @40' N4MJ 30 30 60 17 1020 1020 3 ele yagi @ 60 feet NA6MG 14 13 27 11 297 297 Tribander@40' @$K6III 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 2el beam up 17m Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 140 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 212 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,466 States represented: 41 + BC MB ON QC SK + CM SILVER LOGS - 112 of 140 (perfectly formatted): AA2VG AA3OI AA7CU AA7VW AA9L AB3RU AB8OU AB8SA AB9YC AC8LJ AE7CG AI9IN AK3X K0CW K0DTJ K1IEE K1YAN K2DEP K2QPN K2RFP K2UFT K3RLL K4EOR K4KRW K4ORD K5WX K6BFA K6CSL K6MGO K7HAP K8SZN K9EYT K9OSC KA2KGP KA5TJS KA6AIL KA8HDE KA9FQG KB0ETU KB1UOH KB3AAG KB4QQJ KB8FE KB9ILT KC0PMH KC2EGL KC2VBU KC5NXA KD0V KD2MX KE3HL KE5YUM KE7YTE KE9DR KF7TDF KG3W KI0I KJ4LEN KK4BE KM1N KU4A KU4GW KZ5W N0UMP N1AOB N1IMW N2CN N2ESE N2GDS N3COB N4BP N4MJ N5GW N8LA N8XMS N9KR N9RLO NA4O NA6MG ND9M NK1N NO2D NQ2W NU7T NW0M NW2K NZ1D VE2DDZ VE3DTI VE3EDX VE3FUJ VE4AEO W1ALI W2JEK W2SH W3NP W4DUK W4JBB W5IQS W5WIL W7GAH W9CC WA1GWH WA2JSG WA3YLQ WB0CLL WB3T WB8ENE WG8Y WK6L WU7F 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".
AB9YC - I only had a short time to operate, but had fun as usual.
W4JBB - I did not have a lot of time to operate, but I was able to snag two on 20 before the band died.
K1YAN - 20 meters in good shape for most of the sprint. Went to 40 meters and had s8 to s9 noise level, so only a few Qs there.Good sprint overall.
K8SZN - First time I operated in the NAQCC sprint. Band conditions only fair in NW MI. .
N1IMW - I was stopped dead in my tracks at 0150 utc tonight by a dead tuner battery (tried to switch to 20 and the Electraft T-1 9 volt battery was dead. But then, lightning cracked a few miles away . . .so maybe I didnt miss much! I need to get that built in tuner for my k3. . .A bit noisy on 40 but nonethless. . .some impressive qrp sigs on the band tonight! See you all down the log. .n1imw .
AB3RU - Stayed on 40 tonight. Fun as always. Dead dog tired but managed to do the whole sprint. Sorry for any gibberish from my key tonight... .
KE9DR - Only got in on the last 10 minutes, but enjoyed it anyway. QRN was very heavy. 40 was only band I heard anything. Tks & 73 Bert .
KA8HDE - My first sustained attempt at running - thanks for your patience. Sorry to anyone I missed. 20M was good - 40 very noisy. 72 de chuck ka8hde
NA4O - 20 and 40 both sounded very nice here tonight and storms stayed away. .
WA4ZOF - Great fun. Many strong sigs. Running my new Argonaut VI. Tom WA4ZOF .
K3WWP - Well, that was fun, as always. My noise was just as bad as last month, but I coped with it better this month and got quite a few more QSOs. I worked BC in one of our sprints for the first time ever, I believe, thanks to VE7YU. 20 was pretty good, but I decided to leave there after 8 QSOs and go to 40 where I called CQ for 36 more QSOs. I wish sometimes I wouldn't enjoy calling CQ so much in our sprints and mix in more S&P for a better score, but hey, the bottom line in our sprints is having fun, not big scores, and I wouldn't have as much if I did a lot of S&P. Thanks to everyone for bearing with me tonight. I had to ask for repeats of calls probably more than I ever have in our sprints. Mainly because of the QRN, but also because I worked so many calls I don't think I've worked before in our sprints. Great to see so many new faces.... er hear so many new fists I guess is more correct. I think there was enough activity tonight for us to go well over the 100 logs mark aga in. So get the logs in, and we'll see how far we can go. 73 till next month.
WB0PYF - Great to see nice turnout. 20m was open in to MO, QRP ROCKS, Ray, 3092 .
K2EYS - Don't get much of a chance to work a sprint but when I can it is a lot of fun. 40 meters was real noise from here in western NY .
KA6AIL - Had a good evening on 20. Art (K6XT) great sig on 40, best all night. 72's, C U next month. Duaine Demus KA6AIL .
NW0M - Re-submitted my log after noticing that I had not reduced the power on my K3 for 40M to 5 watts. 5 watts on 20M and 100 watts on 40M. .
WA2JSG - Operated from a dark picnic table with very little lighting. 5w from my battery powered IC-703 into a hastily put up G5RV Jr. Kent Straight Key. I was forced to quit 30 minutes early due to failure of computer battery. I was ready to come in anyway due to all the insects attacking me. Fun event, as always. .
AA2VG - Had a great sprint. Lots of noise on 40 meters. Started out on 20 then moved to 40. Nice to see everyone and get you all in the Log. Best 73 Peter AA2VG
NK1N - I love tonight's band conditions! Anyone I heard could hear me! - Glen, NK1N
WG8Y - Hi all, Another fun 2 hrs.Did my usual S&P.I'm not out to win just have fun working some of the guys. Both 20 & 40 had some great signal tonite. Should be some nice scores with all the activity. See everyone next Sprint. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KM1N - Spent first hour on 20. It was quite lively. Second hour on 40 was busy with some QRN. Some of the sigs heard were very strong! A great time lots of fun. Thanks all!
WK2T - My first sprint with the KX3, I was very pleased with the results. I used my Moxon Beam for 40 and did a 40 Meter only effort. It seems to be working well to the west. I know there was at least one station out there that I tried to work but failed and I am sorry I gave up but it just wasn't meant to be. See you next month
AB8OU - Second time is not a charm .
VE3KLX - My very first NAQCC Sprint! QRP is absolutely the way to go! I didn't make a whole pile of contacts, but then I am not really a contester. I am, however, a CW QRP fan and this was a blast! Now that I have a taste of this particular Sprint, I am keen to give the next one a go! Thanks for providing the platform to play CW and work fellow QRP members/enthusiasts. Very 72 from Canada .
VE3DTI - Rig: KX3 @ 5W; Ant: 43 ft. vert. wire; Key: PPK. TU all, 73. Jose VE3DTI/VA3PCJ
N0UMP - I think this is my second naqcc sprint, and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to the next one....72 es cul....Bill
AB8SA - Enjoyed all 2 hrs. Looking forward to the next one!
WA2NYY - Started fast on 20 and things slowed down after about and hour and 20 min, went to 40 and found it very noisy. This sprint was a bit of work, but fun as usual to pound on the old Speed-X. The straight key always reminds me of my Novice days. Finally got to work K3WWP. 72 Mark
K4EOR - A bit late in starting, but great contacts!
K6III - JUST VISITING the action (invite from W5IQS). DID NOT BOTHER TO LOG MEMBER NUMBERS. PASSED OUT RST/CA/300W Use this log as a CHECKLOG. DE JERRY, k6iii .
WB3T - Just a couple of Qs tonight, but still fun and still wanted to be counted. I ran my Wilderness Sierra at 4 Watts on 40 meters. The band was a bit noisy due to the storms but the stations I worked were talented enough to pull my signal out. Thanks guys, see you down the log, WB3T. .
KB8FE - Excellent weather here in northern Ohio tonight. Only had a half hour to 'sprint' but signals seemed quite good on 40 meters.
AE7CG - Thanks to Glenn N4MJ, Mark KI0I, and Peter AA2VG for the Sprint QSOs on 20M. The rig here is an MFJ Cub, 2 watts to a 10 ft. high dipole. 72 from Arizona, AE7CG. -- Loren .
W7GAH - On 20m entire sprint. Lucky to get in tonight. Weather here has been bad for days; 50+ mph winds, thunder storm with hail this afternoon. Early in sprint numerous strong signals. Later, QSB very bad. I had K4BAI and W5QIS at 559 or better and before the exchange lost them completely. Most contacts in mid-west. Good time as always. 73/72 .
WX4RM - Enjoyable sprint tonite, but high noise levels required the headphones on all nite. Glad to hear and be heard in the Pacific Northwest and Canada, my signal seldom makes it that far. The record rainfall we had this year is helping my ground system on my vertical.
KA5TJS - Had fun on 20. The band was good with some QRN. Used the Icom 746Pro at 5 watts and a 80 meter dipole and the Flame Proof key.
KA2KGP/3 - Wow, 80m. was buzzin' loud here with some sort of QRM, so 20 & 40 were the bands I used here Portable in north central PA. Rig: Kenwood TS-430S at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. w/ keyer.
KE5YUM - 20 was a hot band tonight. I worked OR, SC, FL, and NY from my QTH in Oklahoma. Thanks to all who worked me. All the best, Terry .
K9OSC - 20 meters was really great here. 40 meters was very noisy and lots of QSB. Had a great time and nice to see so many stations on. .
WB8ENE - Worked several new calls this time, probably from spending more time on 20 meters than usual. 40 meters is typically my band of choice. Used my Elecraft K1 and Bencher RJ-1 straight key this time. Thanks for the contacts, and see you in the next sprint. 73, Art .
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole. 20M was generally good with strong signals from as close as NC and out as far as AZ, BC, and ON. 48 QSOs in 82 minutes. 40M was more noisy, but local area QSOs were possible and as far out at AZ and ON. 19 QSOs in 38 minutes. Sorry for having to ask for so many repeats. We had a thunderstorm through here about one hour before the sprint and others were in the area, but not close enough to hear the thunder so shut down wasn't required. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI. .
N4BP - Signals on 20M were outstanding! 40M not so much. Local thunderstorms (but none directly overhead) made copy on 40M difficult. Rig was K3 at 5W. Keying done with WinKey. .
N8XMS - I only had about 45 minutes to play but had a lot of fun even though conditions here were very poor. .
WB8LZG - WAS NOT IN SHAPE FOR SPRINT TONIGHT BUT GOT ON FER 2 QSO'S. 20 SEEMES FULL OF SIGNALS BUT MANY I CALLED DID NOT HEAR ME. 40 WAS VY NOISY HR. TNS FER THE 2 GUTS I DID CONTACT. HOPE MY CW WAS OK. (I WAS SENDING ON PAIN MEDS, ES COULD HARDLY FEEL THE KEY.) HOPE TO BE BACK IN THE FRAY NEXT MONTH. 73 GREGG .
AK3X - Got home late..time for two QSO's! See you next month.. 72 Peter .
KB1UOH - Enjoyed the sprint. I had to use the AGC on a couple of those 5 watt stations. Really booming into CT. Charlie .
KE3HL - Lots of signals, but I only put a minimal short effort in (late start, not feeling well, and had to wrap birthday presents for my 9 yr. old!) It was good to hear and work a number of new (for me) calls. .
NU0T - I only got to opperate the first hour but still a lot of fun! Good conditions on 20M. .
N8LA - Twenty pretty good to start; seven contacts. Forty quite good; thirteen to finish. Eighty dead. Very happy finally to have worked WX4RM -- thanks for the call, Ron -- and Father John, K3WWP, and Brother Larry, W9CC. Was crabby nearly all day, giving XYL grief, until shortly before sprint. Then, worked second highest total for me during sprint. Maybe, if I throw a hissy fit all day before the next sprint, I will do even better!
NO2D - Band strong at beginning, but went out after 0140 UTC. Always enjoy the sprints, even when, as last night, I did not have much time to work it. Pete, NO2D. .
N5GW - It began to rain at the beginning of the sprint, drastically changing the tuner settings of my cfz antenna on 20M. Worse still was the threat of lightning(very bad for modern rigs like the KX3). So I lost the first half hour. Then, in spite of QRN, I was able to work several stations on 20M. As usual, after the first hour, 20M began to fade as most ops were moving to 40M. On 80M WB5BKL came through strong, but nothing else on that QRN band. Next couple of months should have better condx. CU all next time.
VE5BCS - Always a pleasure to meet new and old contacts
KD2MX - Only had a bit of time at the beginning of the sprint but was happy to be able to participate. .
W5ODS - Lots of QRN on 40, sorry for all the repeat requests. Sure hated to give up bug for straight key tonight but as you could tell, I needed the practice. Thanks to all who made it a fun night, again!
K9EYT - 20 and 40 sounded pretty good last night . First sprint for a new KX3 and just installed new 43 ft Zerofive vertical. Both worked well together. Key was my 53 yr old J38 from my novice days, which I just found in my father's estate(WB9CLS SK). guess I'm hooked on QRP. 73 Ray
W2JEK - Got on late. Started on 20 for 5 qso and then to 40 for the rest. Tried 80 once but no answer to my cq's. Good conditions on both bands. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W, wire antennas and Signal Electric straight key. Had lots of fun, 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
VE3FUJ - It seemed there were lot of activity on 40, I could only stand the noise for 1/2 hr. Tnx to all I contacted. .
N1AOB - MY FIRST NAQCC SPRINT! DON'T KNOW WHY I'VE BEEN PUTTING THIS OFF! I'LL DEFINITELY DO THIS AGAIN SOON. NICE TO MEET EVERYONE AND WORK A FEW NEW STATES FOR WAS. STEVE, N1AOB
WA3YLQ - My first Sprint. Really enloyed it! The Gen Log tutorial was well done. 73 WA3YLQ
W5WIL - I decided to use my QRPme 'SuperTuna' - 2 watts, 40m only, 3 xtals, no sidetone, manual zerobeat, manual t/r switch, with an IC-R75 rcvr. That was fun! I missed quite a few folks since my xtals 'skipped' 7031-7037. Still, was busy for 90 minutes until I just got mentally tired. Hope to have modules for 80 and 20m as well next month. Also building the 4SQRP 'MagicBox' T/R switch - that should make it considerably easier. As always, everyone was very courteous and patient.
N9RLO - A lot of noise here tonight and my hearing is getting worse. my antenna blew down and i havent been able to put it back up to 35ft., So its at 6 ft now. Hope things are better next month. 73, John N9RLO
K0CW - Got a late start and couldn't make up the time this Sprint. Always enjoyable.
W3NP - ........Ok, hopefully my 3rd submission will be a charm. Still not seeing it in results....... Worked 20 until about 0140 then went to 40 which was noisy but was loaded with activity. I ended up at just above 7045 where I was able to stay in one spot and call CQ. Rig: Ten Tec Omni VII with J-38 straight key. 72 de WV
K4ORD - Nice to see 20M in such great shape, had lots of heavy QRN on both 20 and 40 but many signals were strong which helped a lot. Great to work Carlos CO8CML on 40M with a strong signal. 26 qso's on 20, 25 qso's on 40. Thanks to all 73/72 Riley K4ORD
NW2K - Good conditions, although limited time, and stayed on 20. The CW Open Contest is on August 31 and Lee AA4GA is organizing QRP teams. It's a great event and QRP works nicely for worldwide QSOs. Rules are located at www.cwops.org/cwopen.html and email cwo at cwops.org with questions. See you there!
KG3W - After working outside today my hands were shot. Tried the straight key and the bug, but my fist was just terrible. Had to lose the double points, but oh well. Tried 20 for the 20 minutes with only 3 contacts to show for it. 40 meters sounded pretty good tonight. Had an unexpected qso with someone who didn't know it was a sprint. So we had a nice 15 minute chat. That's happened to most of us, I'm sure. Strongest signal for me was ND9M in Fl. His 5 watts was an honest 599 here in Pa. As always, ended up having fun! Thanks everyone for all the contacts. See ya next month. Scotty KG3W
VE7YU - Very bad power line noise during fist hour - missed several stations who called me. If you are in my log you were LOUD. Noise went away for the second hour but so did the band. Heavy QRN on 40. 73 Gord
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. I stayed on 20m for most of the sprint and tallied 32 Q's. The last few minutes on 40m netted 7 more. Both 20 and 40 were in pretty good shape. Thanks to all and I hope to see you all down the log a bit. 72, Will, NQ2W
KD0V - Hopefully one of these sprints, I can spend more time working the next sprint. CU all next month? 72, KD0V .
K6CSL - I was about 10 minutes late on the air(got stuck by a train on the way home from the Post Office) My rig was already set up QRP on 20m. 20 was quite noisy here. I called CQ,on several frequencies in the window, +- 14059 and was finally answered by K2UFT who was immediately followed by John, K4BAI. TNX John. At 01:50Z I moved to 40, not having any more luck on 20. 40 was noisy and very unstable. At one point K0CW answered my call, I sent my exchange and when I turned it over, he was gone, Faded into the noise. I heard K4BAI calling, and called him but he apparently was not hearing me. So that's the story this evening from the San Joaquin Valley. 73's to all and to all a good night. Bert, K6CSL
AA7VW - The bands (20 and 40) sounded pretty good here in Oregon. 40m was very noisy but a few signals were good copy. Special thanks to KA2KGP who indicated by the /3 on his call that he was at a different state than QRZ indicates. Very helpful. Had a visiting cow drop by for ten minutes then the owner came by to collect her. Nice break. Had a good time, thanks for the contacts, thanks for your patience.
WB0CLL - ENJOYED THE CONTEST. SUBMITTED MY LOG WED. AM. HASENT COME THROU YET. SO SUBMITTED AGAIN THURS AM .
KU4A - My 30 QSOs easily beats my previous personal best of 23 QSOs in March, 2013. With this Sprint, I complete 72 consecutive months of at least one participation point. That's nothing like K3WWP's incredible QSO-a-day streak. But it has been a challenge to me to keep this streak going.
N9KR - Good Conditions. Fun Sprint. 73 All. .
KB4QQJ - Well that was fun but very noisy!! I had to set the filter so narrow I'm sure I missed several that weren't zero beat. Sorry. Conditions were good but just a lot of QRN form local storms. Even 20 meters had an s5 noise level. I worked several new numbers and several old friends. Good to see Wayne, KC0PMH from the 4sQRP net control position. Special Thanks to VE4AEO for sticking with me through the QRN/QRM!! Rig = FT-817 @ 5 watts, Antenna = 5 band no tune doublet at 33 feet, Logger was the new K2RFP NAQCClogger, worked flawless. BCNU next month, Randy_KB4QQJ
KB1ZMX - My first time at a sprint or contest. Pretty intense experience but I came away with a lot of ideas for improvement, which is the best part of why I (we!) do this. Many thanks to event organizers for putting this all together. I invite frank critique (see QRZ) from all those who tried to work me unsuccessfully. cu next mo! 72, chuck, in Searsport, ME
KC5NXA - I put "Club KC5NXA" on the air again as our second run at a NAQCC sprint. I stuck it out on 20 meters, and like last month it went flat halfway thru. 49 QSOs total, 33 QSOs the first hour. Thanks for all the AGNs and help.... K3WWP found me @ 0039 and K6iii(KZ5OM) @ 0202 72/73 Jay (WB5UDA) control operator for KC5NXA. p.s. Sure hope my log is better this time!
W5IQS - Another great Sprint. Lots of fun. Good conditions here in Texas. Copied VE7YU but missed exchange due to QRM so didn't log him. Had some confusion with VE4AEO. He sent number as 3945 but I show that number to belong to VE3KI. Oh well, you get what I copied. See you next month. 72, W5IQS
W2LJ - K3 @ 5 Watts to an 88' EDZ up at 30 feet. Lots of fun as always, even though noise levels seemed kind of high. Always good to work old friends like W1PID, N4BP, AB9CA, W0UFO, and many, many newer friends, too! See you all next month - maybe as we head into September, will 80 Meters start to come into play? 72 de Larry W2LJ
KF7TDF - .Another great sprint, I could hear lots of stations but just above the static, heard several good pile ups too. My filter was out of commission so just had to tough it out, but sure didn't want to miss out. see you all next month.72
KB9ILT/0 - Worked campground portable with my K1 and 100 foot endfed at 40 feet from Southeast Missouri. Conditions were great on 20 meters and good on 40 meters where there were some static crashes and fading.
VE7KBN - Used my HB1B- thanks for the sprint. .
W2SH - Severe thunderstorm activity predicted just 24 hours earlier thankfully did not occur. 20m was in great shape during the first hour and many answers came to my CQs. 40m was disappointing in the final hour; QRN levels were modest but propagation seemed erratic. A single peek at 80m revealed QRN no higher than on 40m, but activity was nil.
K0DTJ - First sprint. Lots of fun. Thanks! Maybe in September I'll limber up my old J-38.
NZ1D - Who needs QRO? 1500 miles to MO, 1100 to MA, surprising how far 5w and a humble antenna will go.
WA1GWH - HVY QRN HR NR Syracuse. Usually little activity around 7030 for sprints. Everyone around 7040 (QRM). Does it make sense to spread out between 7030 and 7040? TU to all! Dit dit.
KC2EGL - Things started out very slowly until I remembered that I did not retune my KX3 after taking it out to the filed on a Parkpedition with John the previous Sunday. Elecraft radios know when you have switched to a from one type of all band antenna to another all band antenna. At first I could not figure out why I could not get anyone to answer my call. After a few attempts I looked at my radio and noticed I was only putting out 3W. That is when it dawned on me that I forgot to retune for my QTH antenna. Once I retuned things went rather swimmingly. Thanks to all who logged me. As usual I had a blast. CU on the radio next sprint. 73 Mike Rig- KX3 Key- US Navy Flameproof
AC8LJ - As always, great fun.
KC2VBU - Well,,,although a late start, I got my to get my buddies in the log, K3RLL & W2JEK ! Nice to catch you guys! Always a great time!
ND9M - Operating QRP is challenging enough as it is. Aggravation set in when I discovered after the Sprint that my wattmeter's calibration was not only off, but it was off by a huge margin. The 4W that I thought I was putting out turned out to be 13W. Argh!
CO8CML - After a year away from these events, I'm happy to be back in the sprint. Lots of noise in 40m band but eventually I managed to make several qso's at the last minutes. See you in the next sprint
WA4RG - condx not the best, but great to be on.
KE6K - Only 40 meters and heard a lot of people but few heard me. Had some good QSO's though and a good time.
KB0ETU - Headed for Huntsville Hamfest so won't be able to do it later. Enjoyed the sprint. Many thanks to all the participants, even though I didn't work very many of you. Maybe next month. 72, Phil
AB4QL - I jumped in late and managed to make a few contacts. Fun! Maybe September I can make the full 2 hours. 72 to all. Barry
WU7F - 20 was fun. 40 had lots of QRO stations not in contest. Just stuck with 20 during first hour. Enjoyed it very much. 72 all!
K2DEP - Haven't been on for a while so it was fun. I just did hunt and peck this time around. Hope to get more air time. Just built a one transistor transmitter with a 2N2222. It puts out about 750mw but not real stable, but mot too bad either. 72
VE3EDX - 20M only, first NAQCC sprint with KX3. Tnx
K2SQS - first sprint for me. new kx3 old j38 key both worked great lots of fun
NF9D - Fun time, as always. The bands were noisy with QSB, but I think this is the highest number of 20 meter contacts. 80 meters was a total loss -- nobody seemed to hear me.
KE7YTE - I always look forward to these two hours of cw sk QRP fun. Thank you for all the great participation this evening.
N3COB - Had a blast. Best regards and catch you in the next sprint.
K4KRW - Things started out rough here. I was testing a Sierra I recently acquired. Things just weren't working well. I switched to my old Sierra. Immediately, things were much better. So, I clearly have some work to do on the newly acquired Sierra. I spent the 2nd half using my 40m OHR 100A. I hadn't used it in a while. It did very nicely. This was a fun night. Great hearing everyone. Thanks!
K2UFT - Great Condx on 20 - can't believe I didn't work anyone from IL or IN and never did find K3WWP.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, August 14, 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.