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Nov 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#109)

Corey KF0U is responsible for the contents of this page - the results and soapbox. Any questions about that go to pix_email_kf0u (1K).
John K3WWP is still responsible for the contents of your logs and the eventual cross-checking, so if after submitting your log, you discover any mis-information in your log itself - missing entry, wrong call, etc. that doesn't affect anything on this page, send the info to pix_email_naqcc (1K).

Final Results

KF0U Comments - NS3C was our 100th log. Thank you sir! Appreciate all the help received in getting the results together. I look forward to helping out in January. 73 de KF0U

K3WWP Comments - The books are now closed on the November sprint. Our final total was down this month from recent sprints. I believe it was due to the horrible conditions that seemed to be widespread according to comments in the soapbox. Looks like it was a widespread black hole effect like we have had in other sprints in the past. So let's put that behind us now and look towards the two sprints in December to make a comeback. The total? Oh, we got 104 logs.

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W1SFR    37   37  74   18 1332  x2  2664  OCF dpl @80'
K1IEE    13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  OCF long wire @30'
KN1H     14   14  28    8  224  x2   448  End fed wire @50'
K1YAN    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  G5RV Jr. @30'
N1IMW    10    9  19    8  152  x2   304  Dpl @20'
NZ1MT     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  40M OCF dpl in attic

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W2SH     49   48  97   23 2231  x2  4462  270' dpl @45'
WA2NYY   39   39  78   21 1638  x2  3276  80m OCF dpl @35'
AA2VG    35   35  70   21 1470  x2  2940  10-80 meter Windom @45'
K2SQS    35   34  69   19 1311  x2  2622  GAP vertical, 80m dpl
K2YGM    25   25  50   16  800  x2  1600  80- EFHW, 20/40 G5RV mini
W2LJ     25   25  50   15  750  x2  1500  88' EDZ
KA2KGP   23   23  46   14  644  x2  1288  Dpl @25'
WA1GWH   19   19  38   12  456  x2   912  80M 1/4 wave inv V against ground
N2ESE    21   21  42   15  630       630  80m OCF dpl @25'
W2JEK    17   17  34    9  306  x2   612  40m dipole, 80m end fed, both @20'
NQ2W     19   19  38   13  266       494  Inv V @40', grd mtd vert
WA2JSG   10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  Vert mounted @12'
WB9G      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  InvL @40'
KD2MX     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  600' loop @30'
WA2FBN    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl @30'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP    43   43  86   22 1892  x2  3784  ~110' attic rnd wire, attic 20 dpl
KB3AAG   51   50 101   22 2222      2222  Loop @30'
WA3YLQ   14   14  28   10  280       280  66' end fed wire
W3UEC    11   11  22    8  176       176  Trapped dpl @20'
KC2EGL    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  G5RVjr @ 20'

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4ZGB    37   37  74   22 1628  x2  3256  40 vertical @15', 80 dipole @60'
KB4QQJ   36   33  69   23 1587  x2  3174  Endfed & doublet @33'
K4JPN    25   25  50   20 1000  x2  2000  Zepp
WX4RM    28   28  56   17  952  x2  1904  6BTV gnd mtd vertical
WB4OMM   24   24  48   18  864  x2  1728  280' wire loop @35'
WG8Y     24   24  48   16  768  x2  1536  Homebrew ZS6BKW @45'
N3LL     22   21  43   14  602  x2  1204  Inv Vee @40'
WA2EDN   22   21  43   12  516  X2  1032  Dpl @30'
W4DUK    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  EF Zepp @20'
NA4O     14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  80m OCF dpl @30', 40m delta loop @50'
W4TZM    20   20  40   15  600       600  Dpl @45'
K3RLL    20   20  40   11  440       440  Attic Dipole 
WA4ZOF   12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  40 mtr loop @20', 0CF 160 mtr dpl
K4NVJ    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  88' dpl @30'
KK4BE     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Dpl @30'
KU4A     13   11  24    9  216       216  Slp dpl @40'
N4RAY     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Dpl @40'
KB0ETU    7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  Dpl @35'
KK4LLD    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Dpl @20'
W4HH      6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  OCF dpl @25'
WD4EXI    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl @25'
K4FTW     2    2   4    2    8         8  Homebrew gnd mtd vert

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5IQS    27   26  53   17  901  x2  1802  Fan dpl @30'
N5GW     46   43  89   17 1513      1513  CFZ @50'
W5WIL    16   16  32   13  416  x2   832  Doublet @30'
NC5G     11   11  22    8  176       176  Dpl @25'
KZ5W      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  43' Vertical
KA5TJS    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  80M dpl @30'
N5DUX     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Grnd mtd vert
KE5YUM    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Inv Vee @30'
KC9EHQ    4    4   8    3   24        24  G5RV Jr. Vee up about 8'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KA6AIL    8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  40m dpl @30'
K6MGO     6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  Indoor 50' doublet
N6VOH     6    6  12    5   60        60  ZS6BKW dpl Inv Vee @45'
NS3C      3    3   6    3   18  z1    36  Dpl @20'
WA6OEF    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Vertical @10'
K6CSL     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Delta Loop,, Horiz-Loop, Dipole, EF Wire

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K7ZI     14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  Off center fed, apex 50' inverted "V"
K7QAT     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  HF2V vertical gnd mntd w/32 radials
AA7CU    10   10  20    7  140       140  Mobile vertical 6' whip @12'
N7QR      4    3   7    4   28  x2    56  Gnd mtd vert: Butternut HF6V
NU7T      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  R6000 & dpl @20'
K7JFD     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Attic dpl
N0DA      1    1   2    1    2         2  G5RV @50'
WU7F      0    0   0    0    0         0  InvVee @30'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N8IUP    31   31  62   17 1054  x2  2108  80m horiz loop @35' , 80/40 NVIS @10' 
W3NP     26   26  52   13  676  x2  1352  130' CF Zepp @45' - 600 ohm open wire  
NT8P     18   18  36   11  396  x2   792  Dpl @25'
N8XMS    13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  R7 Vertical
WB8LZG   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Dpl @35'
NF8M     10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  80m OCF dpl @35'; 160m inv-L (80)
N8QY     12   12  24    8  192       192  G5RV @25'
K8RJW     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  6BTV @15' on garage roof
AD7TN     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  45' Random Wire in the attic
N8BB      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dpl @40'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KB9ILT   38   37  75   22 1650      1650  Delta Loop
W9CC     20   20  40   12  480  x2   960  80 Loop @15'
AB9YC    21   20  41   17  697       697  Ground mounted vertical
KA9FQG   14   14  28    8  224  x2   448  G5RV @37'
K9EYT     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  G5RV @25'
AI9IN     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  70' wire @20' 
N9RLO     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  CF Zepp @45'
N9KR      4    4   8    4   32        32  Inv Vee @20'
WA9KPZ    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Vertical @ground

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N0TA     26   26  52   18  936  x2  1872  Doublet @30', 1/4 vertical gnd mnt
KI0I     26   26  52   17  884  x2  1768  HYTOWER Vert and INV VEES
K0ALN    26   26  52   17  884  x2  1768  DX-CC @38'
WB0PYF   23   23  46   17  782  x2  1564  80M Dpl @25'
WB0CFF   19   19  38   11  418  x2   836  204' CF Doublet
NO2D      9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  80M doublet @30'

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE2TH    25   23  48   15  720  x2  1440  40M inv vee @32'
VE5BCS    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  Wire loop fallen into trees
VE7KBN    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  3 BAND VERT 8 FT OFF GND
VE3FUJ    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  G5RV @50'

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
C6AKQ    48   44  92   24 2208      2208  OP-N4BP (#1306) 40 dpl@80'
CO8CML    3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Inverted "V" for 20m @27' 

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NN9K     41   39  80   26 2080      2080  3el yagi @40', Dipole @40' & gnd mt
KC5NX    30   29  59   18 1062      1062  Yagi @45' and new 40 meter Vee @40' 

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Logs submitted: 104
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 172 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,649
States represented: 35 + BC MB ON QC SK + 8P C6 CM

SILVER LOGS - 81 of 104 (perfectly formatted):
If 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 pix_email_naqcc (1K) with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".


N4RAY - Was fun what little time I had.

N5DUX - Holy cow, I need filters! Sry to all I worked! hihi Still fun.

K3RLL - Early K2 to attic dipole: No joy on 20m tonight but 40m was certainly hopping. Biggest signal was N9KR but numerous fairly strong signals tonight. Thanks for pulling me out the QRM. 72 de Don

N0TA - Tough night in Colorado. I thought propagation was good on 20 & 40m, but I wasn't hearing many stations. Finally quit at 3z. I actually had a lot more fun last month using the KD1JV MTR, than this month with the regular station - go figure! Thanks for the Q's. K3, Doublet & Vertical, Gen Log.

KB0ETU - Called it quits at 0245Z. 20 meters was dead for the whole sprint, 80 meters was crappy for me as usual, and 40 meters died at the end of my last QSO at 0230Z. It was fun while it lasted and hopefully next month the bands will be better. Meanwhile, have a nice Thanksgiving. 72, Phil

W4TZM - First sprint in months. Nice to have some wire back up in the air!

N8XMS - A family emergency gave me a late start. 40-meters was long with the strongest signals into MI coming from TX and OK. It was nice to work Bob, C6AKQ (N4BP), in the Bahamas for some rare sprint DX. 73, Paul - N8XMS

WB9G - First chance to operate in the sprint this year -- great fun and looking forward to next month. 72 and tnx for the Qs -- de Chris WB9G

WA4ZOF - Another fun sprint. Happy THANKSGIVING to everyone. 73's TOM WA4ZOF

WA2JSG - Didn't hear anything on 20m, so made a few contacts on 40m and 80m. Rig here IC-703 running 5 watts to an all band vertical (elevated) from a 12v car battery. Bencher RJ-1 Straight Key. Happy Thanksgiving!

KI0I - Started a little late but a great start with DX C6AKQ first qso.Heard K3WWP but then lost track of u John! Thanks for the numerous qso`s in an enjoyable event this evening.40 and 80 had some QSB but all around not bad condx at least no lightning static! 73/72 all , Mark KI0I

WB4OMM - Not much here tonight, bands very noisy, a few weak signals on 20M for a few minutes, then Nada! 40M and 80M had some activity, with a few really good signals despite S5 noise on both bands. Happened to "pluck" K7JFD out of the mush just before the end of the contest period for a new multiplier. Lotsa nice fists tonight too, with no copy problems once the filters on my rig were used. I really enjoy these sprints, fast and fun. Hope you all enjoy them as much as I do! BEST WISHES FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TO ALL!!! See you next month! 72, Steve WB4OMM

WA2EDN - Slow start and a BANG finish. My best effort yet.

N3LL - It was very quiet here in South West Florida or the activity was just low ? 20 meters was totally dead ...40 meters was only band that was decent way down here...Still it was lots of fun as usual ... see ya all next month.

K3WWP - Well! I think I really earned each and every one of my 43 QSOs. Conditions were about the worst I've ever had for a sprint here. I honestly believe my local noise gets worse every month. Then tonight propagation wasn't all that good either. I started on 20 and only heard 2 stations there - worked 1. Then came to 40 and my first QSO was NO2D in CO. Oh, oh, 40 has gone long already. Yep, my QSOs on 40 were with CO, OK, AL, MS. I'm not going to do much on 40, so off to 80. My first QSO there was with MN. Don't tell me 80 is long also. This is not going to be a very good night. Well, 80 did shape up a bit, but sigs kept popping out of my noise, then back in again quickly - maybe a couple cycles like that in a single QSO. Can't recall such rapid QSB on 80 like that. Or maybe it was QSB with my noise also that contributed to the rapid up and down signals. I sure had to ask for a lot of repeats, and I apologize to those I'm sure I must have missed. One interesting thing tonight was that my first 18 QSOs yielded 18 multipliers. I think that's the farthest I've ever gone in our sprints without a repeat multiplier. All in all an enjoyable evening of hard work digging out the signals. Thanks to all who made it into my log. I appreciate it. 41 of 43 QSOs from my CQs.

NZ1MT - It's been months since I last participated in a NAQCC sprint. With summer long past and the honey do list complete I can now hibernate in the radio shack over winter. No surprise but 20M was closed at the start this evening, had a few contacts on 40M and then dropped down to 80M which was in fairly good form with no QRN at my QTH. A little QSB with WX4RM. Sorry to K2SQS as just as I called you on 3560.0 someone tuned up and called up a net. Tonight I was using my new KX3 at 5.0W into an 40M OCF dipole installed in the attic. The KX3 was a pleasure to use, filtering and spot tuning features are superb for QRP. I'm looking forward to next months sprint.

KB4QQJ - Well I thought the bands were dead at first. Nobody answering my persistent CQ...then I realized I was 10 minutes early instead of 20 minutes 0130 on the nose,K0ALN answered my call for my first contact....Then I stayed on 40 meters for most of the sprint. Only a few on 80 and none on 20m. It was a steady run. Special thanks to WW0SS. I couldn't quite pull him out first try. Later in the sprint he came back and we made it. Thanks for hanging in there. Had a station from Barbados answered my call and we chatted for a bit. Explained what NAQCC was all about and offered an invitation to join up. Thanks to the group for another fun sprint. Rig = KX3 at 4 watts Ant = PAR EndFed and a doublet at 33 feet Key = Swedish Military Straight Key 72 for now and BCNU, Randy_KB4QQJ

WG8Y - Hi all, Just hung a homebrew ZS6BKW in time to try it out tonight. Seems to hear better than the 20-40 DP it replaced. Did my usual S&P most of the way. Was about to start CQing on 40 and out of the noise my friends call in Ohio,NT8P, started coming thru.I heard 8P. Thought ,wow is that Ron! yep. his next CQ the rest came up.Always fun catching old friends. Hi Ron. Also cqed on 80 at the end & caught Randy,KB4QQJ.A fellow member of the UWHARRIE QRP CLUB here in N.C. Now to move resonant freq. up a bit tomorrow on the zs6bkw. 72 al from Salisbury,N.C. Mark WG8Y

NO2D - 40 M was bread and butter. 20 M was a blank, as was 80 M, here in Colorado, at least for me. Enjoyed and thanks to everyone who makes this all possible. Pete, no2d.

K9EYT - Twenty was dead and forty not much better here near Chicago. CU next time 72 Ray K9EYT

VE7KBN - Only worked 20 and it shut down quickly at my QTH. Thanks to those I worked and to those who put on these fun sprints. CU next time ..72

WA2NYY - Conditions didnt seem very good tonight on 20 and 40, didnt hear much on either band. I was wondering if my KX3 was acting up! After spending about 20 minutes on 20 and 40 I moved to 80 and things improved. I was able to pull 39 QSOs. When I started I was hoping to make 20-25! So a pretty good night considering 20 and 40 were quiet. John, K3WWP was the loudest I've ever heard him. Another fun 2 hours in the books. Thanks to all. Mark- WA2NYY

N1IMW - Ham radio is a small world some days . . .Finally worked aa2vg on tonight's sprint. . .aa2vg was mentored by my neighbor, Dr. Sempowich from my old hometown of Huntington NY. . .Dr. Sempowich was a longtime family friend but I never knew he was a ham until reading aa2vg's bio identifying the Dr. as his mentor!. . .small world indeed! disspointingly, however, aa2vg was NOT a multiplier Anyway. . .great sprint tonight as always. . .first time on 80 for more than 10 mins!

WX4RM - A good time was had, even tho 20m was closed and 40/80 was noisy. I do enjoy these sprints, and 2 hours is just right for me. Thanks to all who picked my peanut whistle out of the noise.


W4HH - 40 was in really bad shape here in eastern Virginia; 80 not much better; lots of QRN, QSB, weak signals

K2YGM - I was disappointed with conditions tonight. 20 went dead almost immediately, 40 was noisy and signals were weak, and 80 seemed to be jumping for awhile. All in all, enjoyed moving around and grabbing contacts when I could. Best 72 to all and thanks for a fun two hours. Bob K2YGM

WB0PYF - Good band conditions on 40/80m. Thanks everyone. QRP ROCKS

KA2KGP - A nasty nite on 20 & 40 meters with poor conditions here in WNY. 80 m. got most of my QSO's tonite. Hope for better band conditions next sprint. 73 K6CSL - TNX to N5GW for the QSO on 20m. MS was a real surprise. All 3 bands were pretty noisy this evening. Bert, K6CSL

K8RJW - What happened to the bands? Thank goodness there were stations on 40! Not an awarding winning score for sure!!!

AB9YC - I had weather in the area this evening, but I gave it a go anyhow, focusing on 40M. I had a steady stream of contacts in spite of the QRM I was fighting. I really had to work the RIT to pull in many of the responders to my CQ. I was able to get many of exchanges with no repeats, a credit to a good bunch of operators - thanks for the contacts. The band seemed to go quiet, or empty, around the time my grandson was demanding my attention, so I called it a night with about 50 minutes of operating in the logs. Welcome to AE1N for joining our sprint, I hope you can join us again. Thanks again to all who were able to dig out my CQ, and I'll see you all next month.

AI9IN - 80 meters was hopping! Used my 3 watt MFJ Cub with an old Russian straight key. Thanks to my QSOs for pulling out my little signal!

N8BB - Sorry to say I did not stay long, stomach started to feel really bad and could not sit at the radio at all. Worked only 1 station( John K3WWP) and had to lay down. Hate when that happens. Be back next time.

KE5YUM - I am always amazed at the places 5 watts will take me. Thanks to all who worked me, especially K6MGO. All the best and Happy Thanksgiving, Terry

W4DUK - Conditions were so-so at my QTH in west-central Virginia. Started on 20m and made one contact. Then moved to 40m and a few more contacts, before moving to 80m for the rest of the sprint. Worked several new ones that qualify toward my next Friendship Club Award endorsement. Overall, another great time! 72/73 and Happy Thanksgiving - Dave

KD2MX - I only had a few minutes tonight but managed to pick off a few strong signals. I didn't hear much else, I hope it wasn't an infamous black hole night.

VE2TH - Hello all, It was fun again, the band was noisy, but the filters in the kx3 are awesome. The farthest was Wa, FL, & TX, it is great. Thanks to all again, See you again in the next sprint, 72/73 Michel VE2TH # 0214

K4JPN - Nothing heard on 20M, and a few on 40M, but 80M was the fun band for this Sprint. 72, Steve K4JPN

WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters! I fired up the trusty Argo 509 agn for the sprint. Started on 20m wid a few CQ's, and although i heard a few signals, the band was just dropping out here. So went to 40 es found the band full of Sprinters. I couldn't play the entire time but had a blast fer 45 mins. A big welcome to one of our newest members, K4RAY Rod # 6772. I hope you enjoyed the sprint es will come back fer more next month. It sounded like Bob N4BP, was having a fun time handing out C6AKQ to the gang. Sure made me do a "double take" when i heard the call. HI Seems i had a "hotline" into Alabama, as i worked 3 AL stns. + a GA es FL. Nothing heard from out east except VE2TH in QC. So condx were alot different from last months contest. See you all in the DEC sprint. 73 Gregg

W1SFR - Fun Sprint. 80 was FB here and not a soul on 20 that I could hear. 73, Steve in VT.

WA6OEF - Poor condx here - only one antenna

KC9EHQ - Good sprint last night. My CW copy practice has helped...I was copying and sending around 15 wpm! I would have made more contacts, but I was tired after working on other things all day long.

W5IQS - Another great Sprint. 20 went dead here in Texas about 0200 but 40 was pretty active. Didn't try 80. Was happy to hear Carlos, CO8CML. This was very likely the most comfortable Sprint I have participated in. Lots of TU and 72 QSO endings...That's nice. Evan, W5IQS

N9KR - Short but fun. 73 all from southern Indiana.

KC5NX - KC5NX was operated by WB5UDA and ran a new 40 meter Vee for the first time as soon as 20 meters went to sleep but forgot to note in my log when I changed bands... wow... Was able to QSO the full 2 hours and enjoyed it. I'm just not used to the noise on 40.. Good to hear some of the regulars on that I've met on the air.. I ran as K5C (Look it up on QRZ) this last weekend so I've been CQing and CWing all week..Its a great life ! See y'all next month.. Jay

K0ALN - Another great NAQCC Sprint! Not much heard on 20 or 80, so I spent the night on 40. Many great signals, and lots of activity here in CO for most of the 2 hours. Hope to see everybody again in December.

K2SQS - High noise level didn't help. New KX-3 with old J38 (and even older op!). Surprised not more 20 and 40m activity but high noise level may have covered up. Tnx to all who called.

K7QAT - Hi all,20 mtrs had no activity here so went to 40 then 80.. KC5NX, Jay thought i was QRO hi hi with 599 both way's Then at the end with KD3CA was 339 both way's with QSB and my first PA on 80m QRP. Got a WM-2 and adjusted my TS-50 to 700mW on low and 5W on medium pwr.Antenna used was a vertical w/32 radials.Didn't take any chances with QRPp so stayed with 5W.. Tnx to all i contacted. 72's Dave

NT8P - Tnx for contacts, vry poor cond, no contacts first half hr. Lots of fun once 80 es 40 played the game. Got my ole Oh buddy Mark WG8Y in NC 73 Ron


K1IEE - Started on 40M which seemed to get a slow start so I tried 20M. That band was very quiet, that led me to try 80M and I stayed here. Lots of activity and some weird QSB/flutter on some signals. Still a great time. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K1YAN - Nil on 20m but 40m was very good for about an hour. Nice surprise to work C6AKQ !!

K6MGO - 20M died early and most QSO's were on 40m. My new KK-1 key that I won last month preformed flawlessly and was a joy to use. 40m was extremely long got a 20 dB over SNR report from RBN sta. K5TDA 882 miles away at 5w with indoor antenna, that's pretty good.

VE5BCS - Conditions ok wx cold enjoyed

KU4A - I've seen better conditions, but I've also seen much worse. So I'm thankful for what I got (heehee, it's almost Thanksgiving you know!)

W2JEK - Got on late. Found no activity on 20. Went to 40 and worked C6AKQ and K4ZGB but didn't hear any others. Went to 80 and found the band busy. Best dx there was WB0CFF in MN. Bands very noisy and hope they get well soon. Thanks to all for the qso's. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

N7QR - Cranked down FT840 on battery, E F Johnson speedex key. Conditions not the best. Heard nothing on 80. Thanks to those who stuck with it. CU next time!

K4FTW - My first sprint ... became a member earlier in the day. Conditions at my qth were not very good ... few stations heard and high noise level, but still fun. Looking forward to the next one!

K4NVJ - Really deep QSB here tonight.

NA4O - I was thinking bands (except 20) were very good. QSB was present, but 80 was more active than I have heard in quite awhile. Then I read some other comments and figure either my antennas are so bad I can't really hear what is going on... or I've got my dsp and filtering working pretty well. I'll go with the second and just be happy. FT817@5W, Vibroplex straight key, West Mtn CLRdsp, MFJ Intelligibility Enhancer. Logged C6AKQ, K3WWP, VT to FL and out to TX. Thanks to all.

NF8M - Either condx were really lousy or my ant blew down in the windstorm... weak sigs & lots QRN. Managed only 10 Qs in an hour, half the usual nr. Glad to give it a whirl anyway. Happy Xgvg es cu next month!

CO8ML - Bad conditions on 20m here, only 3 qso's made...after first 30 minutes no other station was listened.Thanks to all stations worked, Hope CU next sprint!!!

VE3FUJ - With regret I could only spend the first 30 min on the sprint, enjoyed even at that. Thanks to the ones I made contact with. Brion # 3011

N8IUP - Had great time, always look forward to the sprints.. n8iup

KB9ILT - Twenty meters was very, very quiet...only one QSO with CO8CML in the 5 minutes I spent there. It should have been better based on my returns from the Reverse Beacon, so I guess many of us assumed the band was closed. Forty was good, though QSB made things difficult at times. Eighty was a challenge as always with my small delta loop, QRN and the 50 kilowatt transmitter of WLS 890 AM just 2 miles away. Its forth harmonic is at 3560 kHZ - smack dab in the center of our contest band! Overall, it was an adrenaline filled two hours of fun! Hope to see you all next month when we will have two sprints to enjoy.

W3NP - I knew I was unable to work the entire 2 hours this time but wasn't expecting such bad conditions. 20 was just about dead and 40 was thin, watery, and had lots of deep qsb. C6AKQ was the only really strong station heard on 40. I hope I logged C6AKQ correctly?? After 4 contacts I went to 80 for the rest of the time I had available and found condx there to be pretty good. John K3WWL was very strong into my part of WV. Rig was the K2-10 @ 5 watts and the keys were the Czech Army and the German Junker straight keys. I enjoyed the sprint. 72 de WV.

N5GW - With a KX3 and K1EL memory keyer I started out on 20M and was able to work five CA stations in 20 minutes, then nothing. Moving to 40M I found lots of ops, the band sounding good except for QSB. Towards the end I listened to 80M, but it was noisy with few ops. At 0318 my cat laid down on my logbook, so I quit.

N8QY - Lots of qsb on all bands . 40m never held up at all . Stayed on 80m for most of the night. short skip in Ohio .

AD7TN - I was able to participate only last 30 minutes of Sprint, but I made 5 QSOs on 80m which is much better than expected. 45' Random Wire in the attic seems to be working good, but I wasn't able to copy 1 or 2 station calling me due to high noise level. See you all in December Sprint! Noz - AD7TN

AA2VG - It was great to be back after missing a couple of sprints. Could not believe that 20m was dead in NY. Only one contact on 20m with KC5NX. I found 80 meters to have a quiet background with good signal strength. I was running my KX3 from a 12 volt battery. As usual I had fun.

KA5TJS - I tried 20 mtrs for about 15 minuets and got nowhere. Dropped down to 40 and found a lot. Just got 5 but thanks for the contacts. I got Michel VE2TH for the longest one of the nite. Had fun and will be back next month for sure. You guys seem to be spreading out a little better. That helps with the ops without a lot of filtering. Spread out some more! 73's Allen KA5TJS

KA6AIL - I am glad to be back after missing the last two sprint's. 72's to all and c u next month.

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to an inv V at 40' for 40, and a ground mounted, near-bottom loaded, homebrewed vertical for 80. Started one-half hour late because I just had to watch Survivor! Listened on 20, nothing. Switched to 40 and made 7 QSOs, then to 80 to make 12 more. Condx weren't optimum so I'm happy to have made it into 19 logs. Looking forward to next month. Happy Thanksgiving! 72, Will, NQ2W

WA2FBN - Lots of QRN and QRM on 40m

W2LJ - As always, the NAQCC Sprint is very enjoyable. I was surprised that most of my QSOs came on 80 Meters. I thought 40 Meters would have been more active. The one QSO that I had on 20 Meters was with W2SH, who is all of about 15 miles away - good DX! 73 de Larry W2LJ

W2SH - After managing to work only seven stations on 20m and 40m during the first half hour, I switched to 80m and logged 19 in the second half hour. Spent almost all of the remaining time enjoying 80m's fine conditions and plentiful activity. 20m had closed fairly early and 40m was very noisy throughout the sprint.

See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Thursday, November 21, 2013 0130-0330Z

Entry Deadline:
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.