Jan 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#111)
K3WWP Comments - The time for appeals is over and the results of this sprint are now history. I guess when you consider that 40 meters closed its doors on most participants early and 20 meters never did put out a welcome mat, leaving most folks only 80 meters to deal with, 97 logs is pretty darn good. I hope that a lot of folks take a lesson from this sprint. That is - get something set up so you can operate 80 meters when conditions close 40 and 20. A lot of folks seem to say they have nothing for 80 meters, but in reality it doesn't really take a big long antenna for that band, but just something that will couple to your rig through a good antenna tuner. Give it a try next month and you'll see what I mean.
KF0U Comments - Made it to ninety seven logs. I guess conditions kept enough people off the air for us not to make the century mark. Next time! See you in March. 73 de KF0U.
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1SFR 30 29 59 18 1062 x2 2124 OCF Dpl @80' KN1H 23 23 46 15 690 x2 1380 380' end fed wire @50' N2CN 25 25 50 16 800 800 ZS6BKW @60' K1IEE 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 OCF long wire @30' N1DN 13 13 26 11 286 x1.5 429 Ladder Line fed Dipole @50' NZ1MT 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 280' full loop KB1ZMX 8 8 16 6 96 96 OCFD @15' N5WVR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 OCF 40m dpl @20' KB1UOH 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Vertical SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 38 36 74 17 1258 x2 2516 270' dpl @45'. Inverted L, 76' V + 90'H WA2NYY 32 32 64 18 1152 x2 2304 80m OCF dpl @35' KA2KGP 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 Dpl @25' AA2VG 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 Carolina windom 10-80 @45' WA2JSG 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 Vert mounted @12' WA2FBN 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 Dpl @30' W2JEK 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 110' end fed @15' K2SQS 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 Gnd mnt vert NQ2W 16 16 32 10 320 320 Inv V @40', grd mtd vert K2GLS 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 80M Dipole @20', 40M Dipole @35' WB9G 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 InvL @40' N2ESE 11 11 22 6 132 132 80mtr OCF dpl @25' W1ALI 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 40m ocf @24' KC2MJT 3 3 6 3 18 18 G5RV @15' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 27 27 54 17 918 x2 1836 ~110' attic ef rnd wire KB3AAG 39 39 78 21 1638 1638 Vertical loop top @30' KC2EGL 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 G5RVjr @20' WA3FIR 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 Inverted L @25' AB3RU 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 G7FEK @33' N3TS 8 7 15 6 90 90 OCF dpl @40' N3AEA 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 inv V, 30', tilted, OCF WB3T 1 1 2 1 2 2 40m Wire Vertical SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WG8Y 37 37 74 20 1480 x2 2960 Homebrew ZS6BKW @45' K4JPN 27 27 54 18 972 x2 1944 Zepp KB4QQJ 27 27 54 17 918 x2 1836 EndFed @33' W4AGT 26 24 50 18 900 x2 1800 G5RV @60' WB4UHC 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 80m inv vee @30' K4BAI 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 40M dipole @39'; 80M inverted vee 55' KK4BE 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 Dpl @30' WH6LE 24 21 45 15 675 675 215' loop @45' W4KRN 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 Inv Vee @50' W4DUK 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 End-fed Zepp @20' K4KRW 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 Dpl @25' NA4O 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 OCF dpl @35';Delta L WA4ZOF 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 End fed long wire 200' @35' KU4A 12 12 24 9 216 216 40m slp dipole @40', 80m 1/4-wave slp K3RLL 10 10 20 7 140 140 Stealth Vertical WA4RG 7 7 14 6 84 84 Ground mounted vertical K9EYT 4 4 8 4 32 32 30' Wire WB9LUR 3 2 5 3 15 x2 30 40 meter dpl @25' KK4LLD 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl @20' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 28 28 56 19 1064 x2 2128 Fan dpl @30' N5GW 27 27 54 18 972 x2 1944 CFZ apex 50', 80' 80M vert. in 100' oak W5SOC 21 19 40 13 520 520 40m vee @40' KE9DR 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 420' random Loop @50' KE5YUM 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Inverted V @30' KA5TJS 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 80 mtr dipole @30' K5GQ 1 1 2 1 2 2 Trap dpl @22' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KA6AIL 5 4 9 4 36 x2 72 40mt dipole @30' K6MGO 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Indoor 50' doublet SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KF7WNS 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Inv Vee @35' W7GAH 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 40m vert @8' KF7TDF 6 5 11 5 55 x2 110 Dpl @15' K7EY 3 3 6 3 18 18 Wire loop @20' WU7F 3 3 6 2 12 12 Inv-Vee @30' N7EDK 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 End-fed 31' vert wire, wid 31' grd wire AA7CU 1 1 2 1 2 2 Mobile 6' whip using 8 radials @12' K7EX 1 1 2 1 2 2 Attic dpl @25' N7QR 1 0 1 1 1 x2 2 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NX8Y 35 35 70 20 1400 x2 2800 Delta Loop 60' @ apex AC8LJ 10 10 20 6 120 x2 240 Dpl @35' NT8P 10 10 20 5 100 x2 200 Dpl WB8LZG 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Dpl @30' WB8ENE 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 102' doublet @15' WA8SAN 5 5 10 5 50 50 G5RV @25' K8RJW 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 6 BTV Vertical @15' N8XMS 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 R7 Vertical W8CDC 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV dpl @70' NF8M 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 80m OCF dpl @35' AC8JW 2 2 4 2 8 8 Par End Fed N8BB 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl @40' W3NP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 130' CF Zepp @45' - 600 Ohm Open Wire N8VAR 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl @20' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NN9K 19 19 38 15 570 570 OCF dpl @25' AB9YC 14 14 28 11 308 308 Gnd mtd vertical, dpl @25' AA9L 14 14 28 13 364 x1.5 546 Trap dipole @50' KA9FQG 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 G5RV @37' KB9ILT 11 11 22 8 176 176 Delta loop W9CC 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Gnd mtd vert N9KR 2 2 4 2 8 8 Inverted V @20' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KD0V 22 21 43 12 516 x2 1032 CF Zepp @50' N8LA 14 14 28 12 336 x2 672 Dpl @35' K9OSC 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 CF Zepp @30' NO2D 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80 M Doublet @30' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE2TH 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Inv-Vee @32' VE3RCN 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 80m dpl @15' VE3FUJ 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G5RV @40' VE5BCS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 20meter dpl @25' 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 Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
** - W5SOC had the highest score, but was operated by WB5UDA who had entered sprints before.
STATS: Logs submitted: 97 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 145 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,148 States represented: 38 + ON QC SK SILVER LOGS - 83 of 97 (perfectly formatted): AA2VG AA7CU AA9L AB3RU AB9YC AC8LJ K1IEE K2GLS K2SQS K3RLL K4BAI K4KRW K6MGO K7EX K7EY K8RJW K9EYT K9OSC KA2KGP KA5TJS KA6AIL KA9FQG KB1UOH KB1ZMX KB4QQJ KB9ILT KC2EGL KC2MJT KD0V KE5YUM KE9DR KF7WNS KK4BE KK4LLD KN1H KU4A N2CN N2ESE N3AEA N3TS N5GW N5WVR N7EDK N7QR N8BB N8LA N8VAR N8XMS N9KR NA4O NF8M NN9K NO2D NQ2W NX8Y NZ1MT VE2TH VE3FUJ VE3RCN VE5BCS W2JEK W2SH W3NP W4AGT W4DUK W5IQS W5SOC W7GAH W8CDC W9CC WA2FBN WA2JSG WA2NYY WA4RG WA8SAN WB3T WB4UHC WB8ENE WB9G WB9LUR WG8Y WH6LE WU7FIf 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".
K9OSC - 40 meters was filled with another contest plus lots of RTTY intermixed. QRN was heavy due to snow storm in progress so ended early. Sorry for those I missed but just could not copy through the mess. Jerry, W7GAH was nice and strong as usual. Great time, however and see you next month.
N8XMS - I just didn't have the fight in me tonight to battle the S5-S7 band noise so I pulled the plug after a half hour of frustration with only three QSOs. Hopefully my ears will stop ringing by bedtime! At least I can contribute to the log count. 73, Paul - N8XMS
KC2MJT - Phew! That was work. Some stations, such as John K3WWP, were booming into northern NY at 30 over, but couldn't hear my signal at all due to QRN.
AB9YC - I rolled the bands prior to the event and it seemed good, better than last month, anyway. At the start I searched 20 but it was quiet. I went to 40 and started a pretty good run... until the top of the hour... it just seemed to fall off. The S5 noise was still there, but the signals were not. I hopped to 80 and found few signals. I tried calling, but got nothing. A quick run through the bands and I decided to call it an early evening. Thanks for all who found me, and sorry for those whom I couldn't hear. See you next month!
K3RLL - K2 to black stealth temporary vertical: Nobody heard on 20 tonight but 40 was rolling along very nicely until 0200z when the Locust QSO Party came on and took over the band. Many thanks to those who came back to me tonight. Big signals into FL tonight were AC8JW and KD8A. 72 es Tnx de Don K3RLL
N5WVR - 20 meters dead, 40 meters hopping with lots of QRM, could hear some calls on 80 but they couldn't hear me answer. Called several strong stations who were unable to copy me.
K7EY - Noticed lots of high speed cw on 40. Twenty was completely dead. Thanks for putting on the contest. 73.
W4AGT - Good fun tonight as always...I stayed on 80m the whole time and it was pretty decent....I only lasted the first hour of the sprint tonight before I had to get some rack time...Tnx to all who I made contact with tonight, and special tnx to WA4YGD for his first time, and also to my Elmer KB4QQJ!!! I was running my usual setup consisting of the KX-3 @ 5watts es a G5RV @ 60' See you all next time! 72/73 de W4AGT
K5GQ - Called four stations, only one could hear me. Called CQ but got no answers.
WU7F - 73
N1DN - I've made a "New Year's Resolution" to Participate! This was a great start. I began on 40 meters and conditions were a little rough. KB9ILT thanks for the first call. Signals from GA and OH were really strong into New England tonight. After dodging the digital crowd for a while, I went to 80 meters and what a delight. I'm operating a Flex 3000 at 5 watts, and the waterfall seemed full of stations working the sprint. Thanks to all. 73, Phil
AC8LJ - Didn't have a whole of time to participate this evening, but wanted to jump in briefly and make a few QSOs on 80m before it was over. Good to hear everyone. TNX & 72.
AC8JW - Very noisy band, tough condx for qrp
WB3T - Now that was interesting! Boy 40 was uncharacteristically dead tonight. First I tried my new Pixie transceiver at 300 mW, calling CQ on 7.030 for about 40 minutes without a response. So I fired up my Sierra and found AF4K calling CQ on 7.055, and I answered him. He was looking for SKCC contacts, and could not remember his NAQCC nr so I looked him up and gave it to him, he repeated it back so I figure that technically completes the call. This was my only Q this month, but I wanted just anything so I could add to the log count! Next time I will probably try the Pixie again, so please check for a tiny signal on 7.030. If the digital guys aren't messing up the frequency I may plug in a 7.040 xtal too. Well mission accomplished... for now! 72/72, WB3T
KF7TDF - I thought this was going to be a great night in Wyoming but condx went south fast, had to run a very tight filter because of the other contest running with ours. running a new K2 and loving it. WB8LZG sorry you dropped out right after I go your call sign then I could not get you back, maybe next time. 73 everyone
AB3RU - Good time as always. Condx kinda rough this time. QRM on 40 and 80 was noisy. 20m seemed dead.
K4KRW - 80m was my only band tonight. The band was pretty nice here. This was my first sprint with my new KX3. Great fun! Thanks everyone.
KD0V - 40M WAS GOOD HERE UNTIL AROUND 0215 AND IT APPEARED TO DIE. 80M WAS VERY NOISY. IT WAS A GOOD SPRINT. THIS SHOULD BE AN INTERESTING YEAR FOR QRP. CU ALL NEXT MONTH. MERLIN - KD0V
K8RJW - I thought it was going to be a good night. Then I started the Sprint. I heard signals but not from Sprint. Oh well, at least I worked three stations. Better luck next time!
NO2D - 20 meters dead here in Denver. Locusts descended and I went to dinner. Came back to get Frank in PA, and that was it. Generally, I try to make at least 5 contacts so my log looks respectable. Just made it this time. Pete. NO2D.
WA4ZOF - Fun way to spend a cold january nite. Thanks to everyone. See u next mo. 73 Tom WA4ZOF
KC2EGL - Another great night for radio. 40M was rather slow so I moved down to 80M where I found our vice president right off the bat. It isn't very often that I get to log John K3WWP during a sprint due the short distance between our QTH's. Thanks to all who came back to my CQ. Hope to CU next month on the radio. Rig- KX3 Key- Begali Spark. 73 Mike
K3WWP - What more is there to be said. I've run out of negative expressions to describe the conditions for our sprint after the last 4 or 5 really bad ones now. That plus fighting a bad cold did not make for a great sprint this evening. Still I did have fun and it did take my mind off my cold for a while. Thanks to all who did work me tonight. I appreciate each one of the 27 difficult QSOs and apologize to those I couldn't pull through the QRN and QSB. Hopefully things will turn around for the February sprint.
W7GAH - CONDX BRUTAL, QRN, QRM, QSB...Only worked 40m. W1SFR & KA2KGP were lost mid exchange. I tried W5IQS a few times with digital QRM and finally got through. My pipeline to K9OSC was only marginal and I lost the comments after the exchange. TNX AGN FER QSL & Note. I am now going to sit and quietly read to give the ears a rest. Great fun as usual. HNY & 73/72
NZ1MT - Started on 40M but it was very quite and only logged one QSO. Almost had KB9ILT but QSB stole that QSO away. Dropped down to 80M and heard a lot of activity, for a change the low noise on 80M made it a great evening at my QTH. I was using my KX3 set at 5W feeding the 280ft full loop. 72, Mike
KE9DR - Lots of QRM on 40,noise on 80 and 20 was dead. Some signals strong. Enjoyed the sprint. Thanks to everyone. I was able work KB3AAG on 40 and 80 tonight. 73 - Bert
KB4QQJ - Another fun sprint in the log. Got a late start and heard nothing on 20m. Moved to 40 and worked my friend Allen and then digital took over 40. Switched to 80 a wow...now I kow where everybody was! Heard a lot of regulars and made some new friends. Looked for WA4YGD for new local operator but couldn't find him. Keep on him Allen!! Rig - KX3 @ 5w, Ant - PAR EF-80 EndFed @ 33 feet, Key - Swedish Military Pump, Operator - Randy_KB4QQJ, 73 for now
N7EDK - A rare night when I was home (have worked nites over 15 yrs). Saw the sprint was tonight and managed one contact with my KX1 at 4.5 watts into an end-fed 31' vertical wire, with a 31'ground wire. I retire in just over 2 weeks, so I'll have the time finally to participate more! Thanks Evan, W5IQS for my only contact on 40 m ! 72/73 Ed
W2JEK - Got home late. Went right to 80m. Conditions seemed very good there. Wound up with 9 qso, 9 members and 9 states in 30 minutes. Had a great time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
WA2NYY - Another fun sprint that started slowly on 40m with very little activity. Seemed like 80m was quiet too, but in the second hour things improved and I had a few pileups going. Sorry I didnt catch a few stations, I heard you but just couldnt pull you out. Look for me next month. Missed the last 15 minutes due to a phone call. 72 - Mark
WG8Y - Hi all,No 20m agn here in NC so started S&Ping on 40m. A short 1/2 hour sprint started at 0200Z and covered up most of the qrp sigs.Oh well,I was fighting the QRN here anyway so went to 80M.Good choice. Decided I would call CQ for a while but with all the great signals had a hard time finding a clear spot to call but had a good run once I started calling.Blew WH6LE,Pete's call bad and he was loud here.Sorry Pete. I went DAH when he sent his call again. Also caught my Ohio QRP buddy Ron,NT8P,in the last 10 min again. Had fun guys. Thanks for some of the repeats and now to get something back up for 160M on my .3 acre lot.Hi Hi. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
K7EX - Got home late, heard nothing on 40, only traffic nets on 80. Heard one CQ, tried calling a while, no takers. Still beats work though!
KF7WNS - Another great sprint...lots of activity...40M died after the first hour...only one station heard on 80M. See you next month,72,Gary
NA4O - The new KX3 is doing great job for me! 80M especially hopping here.
N8LA - 20 meters: nada. 40 meters: mostly noise. 80 meters: rat's nest. Tough goin', but when the goin' gets tough.... Have not participated in sprints for a few months due to intense therapy. A combination of bonding with our cats and recurrence of post graduate adolescent identity angst caused a feeling that I may be a cat trapped in a human body and a desire to undergo a trans species operation. Even considered changing name to Chairman Meow. My therapist, Dr. Sigmund Fraud -- the former Hortense Spentblossom -- an expert in "trans" issues, advised me to reduce my operating activities. Took this advise for a while, but the condition only worsened. After increasing operating activity, the condition eventually disappeared!
KB1ZMX - 80M quiet for 1st half hour, just a few ragchews. Then it got really busy when it opened fer last hour with sum deep qsb. Tried 40 and 20 off and on but nothing heard. This was really fun es the time spent with G4FON is paying off. Many thanks to the organizers and the ops who were patient with me. 72, chuck
KE5YUM - I enjoyed the sprint as always. Thanks to all who worked me, and I hope to see you in the next sprint. All the best, Terry
WB8ENE - Started out on 80, then went to try 40, but only heard some fast CW there and no NAQCC members, so went back to 80. I didn't even try 20, because I figured the band had already shut down. It was also a little noisy at my QTH. I'd really like to get my doublet a bit higher and further away from the power lines. My 20 meter dipole is much quieter, because it's on the other side of the house. Rig is K3 and key is Begali Blade. See you on the air. 73, Art
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, dipole, inverted vee. 20M seemed dead by the time I got in from a tennis match. Missed the first 18 minutes due to the tennis match and took out the middle hour to help K6VVA celebrate his birthday on the air. 4 QSOs on 40 before the break. 15 QSOs on 80 in the last half hour. 40 was long. 80M was quite good to the eastern half of the country. Thanks for all QSOs and hope to be QRV in the 160M NAQCC SK/Bug Sprint next week. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
W4DUK - Started on 40m but heard nothing, so switched to 80m for the duration. Pretty good signals overall. Had to take a break in the middle - if I could have stayed on the whole time, I might have broken a personal record. Looking forward to the 160m sprint next week. 72/73, Dave
K2GLS - I missed the last two months due to conflicts with the holiday events, etc. Glad to see the activity on 80M, but did not hear as much on 40 so concentrated my limited time on 80M. 72 73 to all who pulled my sig out of the noise/QRM. K3 J-38 Key half wave dipoles.
NT8P - Well most of us had terrible propagation, other qrn but still was fun Got Mark WG8Y again in the last 15 min. Guess how I know it is almost over Mark. CU next month 80 was all that was open and dipped several times. Ron E
VE3FUJ - Possibly the worst 40mtr conditions ever experienced. Tried other bands 80 - 20 Heard absolutely nothing. Two stations heard on 40 one busy, contacted the other Tnx KE5YUM, when I got back to the one I couldn't find him again. Hope condx improves for the 160 sprint next week. Brion 3011
WA2FBN - 80m seemed to be the only band working tonight.
N5GW - First I listened on 20M - DEAD. Moving the KX3 and J38 to 40M, I found several NA ops among the digital stations. Then at 0200 strong signals popped up all around (the Locust swarm arrived and ate everything), so I moved to 80M with everyone else where condx were fairly good. Interestingly, some signals were better on the 80' vertical with metal shed roof ground , and some better on the CFZ, occasionally changing in mid-QSO, presumably a combination of polarization and fading effects.
K4JPN - Started out on 40M, then switched down to 80M, when 80M got heavy QRN tried 40M and only worked one. Back to 80M to finish up. 72, Steve K4JPN
N8BB - Conditions just not good and been very busy with other things, hope it will slow down and be able to enjoy this radio for a change. KX3 dipole.
KA2KGP - Pretty good bands here in WNY, but lots of other contesters on 40m. 80m. was a good producer. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w into dipole up 25 ft. Thanks to all who participated. 73
K6MGO - 20m was dead and 40m was strange, at first there were lots of signals but all were weak and in the noise, then a few came up out of the noise but most disappeared. But it was fun. Wish more guys in W6 would participate in the Sprint though. CU next month.
W5IQS - Another FUN Sprint. Only one Q on 20 meters,VE5BCS. 40 meters good until 0200 when another contest started and then a lot of fast CW plus some digital. I moved to 80 meters and worked through the QRN. Looking forward to next month.
VE3RCN - Only heard signals on 80m. The important thing is not to get distracted and to stay in your seat. Too often...(sniff sniff) ooohhh, I smell pizza....
VE2TH - Well, conditions dropped rapidly during half of the sprint. But as usual, it was fun. 72 Michel VE2TH
K1IEE - Started on 40M but only stayed for the first half hour as the Locust QSO Party drove most of us to 80M. That turned out to be a good thing. Fun time and the start of a new year, they sure go by fast. Thanks to all 73 Dick
W8CDC - First try on cw in years. Had another qso but did not write the member number, oops. tony w8cdc
W5SOC - W5SOC Club Station operated by WB5UDA for the sprint. the rig was the HeathKit HW16 on 5 watts and VFO.. Had 2 fun short QSOs about the rig. was "first rig" for lots of guys..20 was dead so 40 meters was it for the hour and 15 minutes worked. Got tired of the noise, wore me out. Antenna was Vee at 40', keyer was Heathkit HD1410...73 till next month....Jay K2SQS - High noise levels on 80 and 40 + lots of qrm + no 20m activity = fun! sorry to those I couldn't quite pull out. see you next time!
N7QR - Not much heard and what was there was weak. Woudda had more but got roped into going out for dinner with the XYL and kids.
KB9ILT - Called it a night after 30 minutes because of poor conditions and the the other contest on 40 meters. Nothing heard through the static on 80 meters.
KU4A - I had everything set up to be able to spend more than the normal time on this, but conditions were not very good. Worked four North Carolina stations, doubt I have ever worked that many from a single state.
KA6AIL - Signal where down tonight, but Dan (KF7TDF) was s9. Lots of qrn, but still had a great time. C U nxt month. 72/73 From the high desert.
AA9L - Tough night. After my second QSO Genlog crashed so I lost QSO #3. Sorry whoever it was. Got Genlog up and running and the Locusts invaded. Called a lot of CQ's and managed to make some QSO's on 40 and went to 80 for a few more. CU all in the next sprint. 73 Rich AA9L
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to an inv V at 40' for 40, and a ground mounted, near-bottom loaded, homebrewed vertical for 80. Nothing on 20. 9 Qs on 40 and 7 on 80. Two-bander with K4BAI. Participation seemed lighter than usual...the LQP moved many to 80 early. Thanks for the fun and I hope to hear you all next month. 72, Will, NQ2W
AA2VG - Enjoyed working part of the sprint. Had fun as usual. Peter AA2VG
NF8M - Only had time for a couple QSOs this month but glad I got K3WWP. Bands seemed kinda noisy - tried calling a few other guys but they must not have heard me. Not a peep on 20 either.
K9EYT - One more time 20 dead 40 good for about 45 minutes . 40 seemed long, work MI, CT, PA and NY from Tampa area no problem . Rig 706 to a 30 ft wire up a tree outside the condo . CU next month Ray K9EYT/4
N8VAR - Just received my KX3 and this was the first contact with the new radio. I tried 20m and 80m but they were pretty quite.
VE5BCS - 20 meters lasted one min for me then went by by.
W4KRN - Worked the last 40mins of the sprint. Decided to stay on 80m, there was some deep fading on the band which made it difficult to catch a couple of numbers. Of course this happens during the number transmission! Used my Czech Army key. Thanks to all who answered my CQ NA. 73
WB9LUR - Missed the first hour but had fun - a few stations heard me calling but couldn't copy the weak 1 watt signal well enough for a QSO - will have to work on my antenna - HI!
W2SH - 40m: 7 QSOs. 80m: 31 QSOs with the skip from NJ very short everywhere (even my first attempt to contact K3WWP was a bust), although it lengthened, but only to the south, in the final half hour. Hope everyone reading this will make an attempt to load up any odd piece of wire for our annual 160m sprint on Thursday evening, 23 January. The usual suspects present here and next week: TenTec 516 and Junker straight key.
N9KR - Kinda rough on 40. Still fun as always. 73, all.
NX8Y - Once again, I had a fun time during the Sprint. It was nice to be able to work the whole 2 hours this time. I started on 80 and stayed there. For all but one contact, I stayed put and called CQ. Signals seemed to be a bit better than last month but still down. I apologize to a couple of stations I just couldn't pull out of the QRN. Thanks to everyone that gave me a call...72, NX8Y Ron
KB1UOH - Forty Meter was tough. Lots of qrn and fast bug operators. I hope its better in Feb.
KA5TJS - Did not hear a thing on 20 mtrs so went looking on 40 and got some great contacts before the XYL came out and told me to come to dinner! Thanks for the fun. FT-817 at 5 watts and 80 meter dipole at 30 ft. with my old J38 key.
WB8LZG - Second try for log submission, Internet was hungry es ate my first one. 73 Gregg
W3NP - With hundreds (626 to date) of qso's this month as a SKCC K3Y/8 operator, my sending hand needed a rest but I did want to at least submit a log so I turned on the rig and had one Q. I finally found the scratch sheet with the info for that one lonely qso. Hopefully I will be recovered by next month. 72 d2 WV
W1SFR - 40 was totally dead for me. Makes it ruff for new guys with just a Tech license. Maybe we should spend an hour on 40 and the second hour on 80 to make sure everybody gets a shot.72 from VT!
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See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, January 16, 2014 0130-0330Z
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.