Feb 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#112)
K3WWP Comments - Sprint results are now written in stone as the time for appeals has passed as of 2400Z February 23. Of the 111 logs received, after cross-checking 82 scores were unchanged, 25 were decreased, and 4 were increased. Thanks to the 111 of you who submitted a report. That's very good after a couple of off months. Conditions are improving, and we hope to increase that total each month now for the next several months. That made 43 of the last 47 sprints a 100+ logs showing now. Our average for those 47 sprints is 119 logs and 180 participants. Congratulations to a great bunch of folks. Thanks again to Bob N4BP for adding some DX excitement from his C6AKQ location.
N2CN Comments - My final count is 111 logs received. Great work, everyone!
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KN1H 28 27 55 17 935 x2 1870 End Fed Wire @50' K1IEE 22 22 44 16 704 x2 1408 OCF long wire@30' KB1UOH 15 15 30 8 240 x2 480 Vertical N2CN 18 18 36 10 360 360 ZS6BKW @ 60' N1IMW 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Dipole at 20 feet N1JI 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40m loop@20' K1SX 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 120' EF wire @ 15' K1IX 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 HB OCFD LN 133' @ 35' KB1ZMX 8 8 16 4 64 64 OCFD 15' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA2VG 42 41 83 22 1826 x2 3652 Carolina windom 10-80m @ 45' K2YGM 35 35 70 18 1260 x2 2520 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV mini WA2NYY 38 38 76 16 1216 x2 2432 80m OCF dipole @35' KA2KGP 25 25 50 17 850 x2 1700 Dipole up 25 ft. WB9G 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 80m loop @ 20' N2ESE 24 24 48 15 720 720 80mOCFdipole@25ft. WA1GWH 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 80M 1/4 wave wire against ground system W2JEK 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 110 ft end fed wire at 15 ft. KD2MX 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 600' loop@30' WA2JSG 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Vert mounted @ 12' K2JT 13 13 26 9 234 234 80 M dpl N2CX 6 6 12 6 72 72 67 FT EF 25 FT ELEV N2GDS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Apartment dipole SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 34 33 67 15 1005 x2 2010 ~110' ef attic rnd wire 20M attic dpl KB3AAG 53 51 104 17 1768 1768 80 mtr loop@35 ft AB3RU 18 18 36 14 504 x2 1008 G7FEK @ 33' KD3CA 20 17 37 11 407 x2 814 OCF Windom @33ft N3SW 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Loop skywire@30' K2DEP 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 G5RV @ 30ft SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 47 45 92 24 2208 x2 4416 Zepp at 55'; 40M dip at 40'; 80M inv vee WG8Y 39 39 78 20 1560 x2 3120 Homebrew ZS6BKW @45 ft WX4RM 32 31 63 19 1197 x2 2394 6BTV gnd mtd vert WD4OHD 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 Dipoles on 80m & 40m, vertical on 20m WH6LE 30 30 60 18 1080 1080 215' loop@45' KK4BE 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 Dipole @ 30 ft W4DUK 21 21 42 11 462 x2 924 End-fed Zepp @ 20' W4KRN 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 InvV@50' K4JPN 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 Zepp WA4ZOF 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 40 mtr loop @ 25 ft KB0ETU 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Dpl@35' N4FI 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 115' rnd wire at 20' AI4UN 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 122 ft end fed with 9:1 UNUN at 50 ft K9EYT 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 40 F t wire WB4UHC 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80M INV VEE @30' KU4A 6 6 12 6 72 72 40m slp dipole @ 40', 80m 1/4-wave slp W4TZM 7 7 14 5 70 70 Doublet@50' K4KRW 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dipole@25' W4LDA 4 4 8 3 24 x1.5 36 Dpl@25' K3RLL 2 2 4 2 8 8 Stealth Vertical W4RQ 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 OCFD AT 25 FEET SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N5GW 34 33 67 19 1273 x2 2546 CFZ at 50' W5IQS 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Fan dpl @ 30' AC5GG 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Dpl@30' KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Inverted v at 30' KE9DR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 420' random Loop @ 50' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K6MGO 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Indoor 50' doublet WK6L 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M KA6AIL 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 40mt dipole @30' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WD7Y 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 88 ft Doublet 30 ft high AE7UT 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Dpl@35' WU7F 12 12 24 11 264 264 Inv Vee up 35' KI6FCT 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 40m, 20m dipoles crossed at top - 30' KF7TDF 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Dpl@ 30' AA7CU 5 5 10 5 50 50 MOBILE 6' WHIP @ 12' AB7MP 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 InvV@35' K7HAP 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 VERT@9' AE7CG 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Roof mtd vert SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W3NP 45 44 89 27 2403 x2 4806 130' CF Zepp @ 45' - 600 ohm open wire N8IUP 31 29 60 20 1200 x2 2400 20M vertical dipole, 80M horiz loop N8XMS 27 27 54 17 918 x2 1836 R7 vertical NT8P 25 25 50 13 650 x2 1300 DIPLES K8AG 18 18 36 14 504 x2 1008 Homebrew ZS6BKW up about 35 feet N8QY 14 14 28 8 224 x2 448 G5rv / hf9v WA8SAN 15 15 30 12 360 360 G5RV @ 25 ft. K8FZY 15 15 30 10 300 300 G5rv-jr up 25 feet WV8P 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 80mtr dipole@ 45' KB8FE 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 DPL @15' WB8ENE 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 102' doublet @ 15' W8CDC 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 G5RV DIPOLE @ 70' NF8M 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 40m hamstick on car N8VAR 3 3 6 3 18 18 Dpl@20 W8MRL 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Endfed sloper @25' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA9L 45 43 88 21 1848 x1.5 2772 Trap dipole @ 50' KB9ILT 40 39 79 19 1501 1501 Delta Loop W9CC 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 6BTV KA9FQG 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 G5RV @ 37ft N9EGT 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 250 foot wire loop @25' AB9YC 3 3 6 3 18 18 Ground mounted vertical WA9NPS 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl@35' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9OSC 55 53 108 28 3024 x2 6048 CF Zepp @ 30 feet KI0I 54 52 106 28 2968 x2 5936 20m vertical-40&80 inv vees@55ft N0TA 38 37 75 23 1725 x2 3450 1/4 wave vertical & doublet KD0V 42 42 84 20 1680 x2 3360 C.F. ZEPP @50 FT K0CW 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 GND Mtd. vert. KA8HDE 21 20 41 15 615 x2 1230 G5RV jr @ 30' N8LA 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 Dipole @35' K2HT 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 ZS6BKW@40' WD0K 12 12 24 11 264 x1.5 396 Center Fed Zepp@30" WQ5RP 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 1/2 size G5RV Attic mounted K0MIS 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 OCF dipole - 25' high KE0ER 6 6 12 6 72 72 End fed 107 ft wire @ 20ft WB0QQT 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Gnd mtd vertical SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE2TH 39 37 76 23 1748 x2 3496 INV VEE UP 32 FT VE5BCS 12 11 23 10 230 x2 460 Loop@25ft VE3FUJ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV @ 35' VE7KBN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 C/CRAFT VERT 8 FT OFF GRND VA2SG 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Windom @VE3LZ 11 11 22 9 198 198 Attic dipole at 30 feet SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna C6AKQ 73 67 140 27 3780 3780 Dipoles GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NQ2W 36 36 72 19 1368 1368 Mini beam @25', inv V @40', grd mtd vert N4MJ 29 28 57 19 1083 1083 Dipole, vertical, 3 ele yagi @ 60ft KC5NX 20 19 39 12 468 468 3 element Yagi at 45' and 40 meter Vee Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 111 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 162 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,868 States represented: 37 + BC ON QC SK + C6 P4 SILVER LOGS - 95 of 111 (perfectly formatted): AA2VG AA7CU AA9L AB3RU AB9YC AC5GG AE7CG AI4UN K0MIS K1IEE K1IX K1SX K2DEP K2HT K2YGM K3RLL K4BAI K4JPN K4KRW K6MGO K7HAP K8AG K9EYT K9OSC KA6AIL KA8HDE KA9FQG KB0ETU KB1UOH KB1ZMX KB3AAG KB9ILT KC5NX KD0V KD2MX KD3CA KE0ER KE5YUM KE9DR KF7TDF KI0I KN1H KU4A N0TA N1IMW N1JI N2CN N2ESE N2GDS N3SW N4FI N4MJ N5GW N8IUP N8LA N8QY N8VAR N8XMS NF8M NQ2W NT8P VA2SG VE3FUJ VE3LZ VE7KBN W2JEK W3NP W4DUK W4KRN W4LDA W4RQ W4TZM W5IQS W8CDC W8MRL W9CC WA1GWH WA2JSG WA2NYY WA4ZOF WA8SAN WA9NPS WB0QQT WB8ENE WB9G WD0K WD4OHD WD7Y WG8Y WH6LE WK6L WQ5RP WU7F WV8P 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".
KE9DR - Feeling under the weather,got on long enough to make one contact, TU W7OM. -73 Bert .
WQ5RP - I was my privileged this evening to put the 4 State QRP Group's club call WQ5RP on the air during the sprint. Sadly I was not able to spend as much time as I wanted but it was still good to get in on the sprint. Highlight of the evening was working John, K3WWP, for the first time. Genlog makes the event so easy from the logging standpoint and the autologger makes entering the results simple. I had a grand time and thanks to all who pulled my couple of watts out of the mud. God Bless all de Wayne - WQ5RP/KC0PMH
W4RQ - Nothing heard on 20m, 40m was noisy and full of DX. But I did catch W1AW/9 WI so all not lost. .
K3RLL - 800 mW SDR PCB running Rocky software to my compromise stealth vertical - pretty tough making contacts tonight with such low power, the QSB and a compromise antenna, but nobody said QRPp was easy. :-) The SDR panadapter screen on the laptop was handy for Sprint, but need a little more power. Big signal tonight was Gene N5GW. Many thanks to those who pulled me out of the noise tonight. 72 de Don .
W8MRL - I really need to get better at copying numbers. Thanks for the event. .
K2HT - Beem a while since had time for sprint. Fun event es tnx for contacts. C U next month. 72
KB8FE - Nice weather here in northern Ohio today. Conditions were quite good for the sprint. Glad to hear the activity on 40 meters tonight.
AB3RU - Had a blast on 40 tonight - two w1aw stations between 30 and 40 kept things interesting, and worked a couple of stations in between some strong digi sigs. Finished the last half hour on 80m which was a bit easier on the ears.
WH6LE - A bit more action! Fun again. Pete WH6LE
K8FZY - hi all I,am back. had great time thanks to all. 73 steve k8fzy
K9OSC - What a great time tonight. 40 meters was really busy and in good condition. Lots of new stations on which is great to see. Lots of fun the entire two hours. Sorry to K7HA? at the very end. I just could not pull you out of the noise. See you all next month.
N8QY - I stayed on 80m all night and that is the first time doing that. Not a bad night for me . short skip and i could have worked all PA .
WB9G - Great conditions and participation tonight! Almost everyone had a strong, clear signal tonight. My new loop worked well, too. Thanks for the QSOs! 72 de Chris WB9G
WA2JSG - IC-703 cut back to 5w off a 12v car battery. All band vertical (elevated). Kent KT-1 Straight Key. Weekday sprints are tough on this old guy after a 11 hour salt-mine shift. (hi hi) Still a fun event. Hope to see everyone at the FDIM in Dayton.
KB0ETU - Wish I could have started on time, but my schedule didn't allow that tonight. Still, I usually average 4 an hour, so I feel I really did good. Looking forward to next month. 72, Phil .
WB0QQT - Thought I would just give a listen for awhile but decided to jump in and make a few contacts in between a couple nets. 72's Steve .
KI0I - Wow there were a lot of good signals tonite.1st qso was C6AKQ at 599 just pounding in.We made it on three bands too! Only a couple calls lost in either noise or QRM. This was a great night for QRP at my shack,noise was low and propagation good.WH6LE you had me going hihi,I knew the condx were good but.....!! Thanks to all for the Q`s and a fun sprint. Mark KI0I
WG8Y - Hi all,20m was open for the start but didn't last long here.Got KS,PA & TX then it was gone. 40 & 80 made up for it. They were pretty quite here in NC.Even worked John,K3WWP om 80m.Thanks for hearing me John. I always seem to work my QRP bud in Ohio, Ron NT8P in the last 15 min.Worked him with an hour to go.Told him it was too early. Hi Hi.Had a great time beating up my old Ameco Key. Thanks all and 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
N1IMW - Interesting bumping into the W1AW/GA station on 40. . . .first time I've heard the traveling anniversary station on the air. . .a great sprint as always!
KB1ZMX - VOACAP showed poor condx predicted for 20M and I heard very little. so I stayed with 80 and 40, even tho both had S3-5 band noise with digital qrm here and there. I jumped around quite a bit and still heard a lot of potential dups so maybe everybody was in a feeding frenzy. Couldn't get TN and IL contacts who were working pileups. It was after 0300 so it got exciting b/c I needed 3 more to break personal best and QSB was getting worse. Got 'em, tho! Big Thanks to the sprint organizers and patient ops who worked me! 72, chuck kb1zmx
K4KRW - I didn't get much time tonight. Thanks everyone!
WA2NYY - Good times operating the sprint on a cold winter night. Finally was able to have QSOs on all 3 bands tonight. An improvement over the past few months. It was good to hear stronger signals tonight. 80m was still the most productive. 72....Mark
K1IEE - Worked first hour on 20M then went to 40M when band faded away. Did not stay long on 40M with QRM and high noise level. Last hour on 80M which seemed to get better up to the end, Thanks to all 73 Dick
KF7TDF - Nice condx into Wyoming tonight, just had a little trouble zero beating some of the signals, I could hear lots of signals just below readability, sounded like we had a good crowd tonight. Enjoyed every contact and I am already looking forward to next month. 73 Danny.
AE7CG - Thanks to N5GW for my only QSO on 20M. QRN conditions on 20M. Maybe band conditions will be better next month! .
W5IQS - Another fun Sprint. The first three stations on my log may have incorrect QSO time entries - I did some creative guessing on the log. I tried the NAQCC logging program but it defeated me. It lost the date and the time and I worked several stations before I noticed that it was in another day of another year. I went back to my trusty paper. .
K0CW - Gave a couple of my rigs, K2 and K3, a workout tonight. 20 was best as long as it was open. Then 40 had to be relied on. No signals on 80!
K3WWP - It seems conditions here get worse all the time. I mean my local noise, not propagation. Actually propagation was pretty decent and I even got a couple QSOs on 20M to start the sprint off. I was several minutes late getting in the sprint because I was chasing the W1AW portable operations from the two new states this week (CA and WI). I got WI on 30 meters to make it 13 of 14 states so far. Anyway back to the sprint. Thanks to all for the QSOs. Most were hard fought and I appreciate you hanging in there. I'm sure I probably missed a handful of stations and I apologize to you.
NF8M - Was limited to mobile antennas so I stayed on 40 meters. Got bumped out of <7040 by the W1AW/9 pileups so not much real estate to work with, and with the less-than-optimum antenna I wasn't able to hear much. TNX to the stations who dug me out & 72 to all. .
W3NP - Very good conditions on all 3 bands. First sprint in a while that I worked any stations on 20 but stayed there for 40 minutes this evening and had 12 qso's in 12 different states. Went to 40 for another 12 and then on to 80 to finish out. Some very strong qrp signals on all 3 bands. Rig was my K2-10 at 5 watts into the CF zepp and the keys for this evening were the Czech Army key and a Navy Flameproof. 72 de West Virginia
K2YGM - Not much heard on 20 M tonight just C6AKQ, whom by the way was worked on 40 and 80 as well. Had to bounce back and forth between 40 and 80 to keep the momentum going. Nice to hear some new members pounding the brass as well as the old timers. Hope to see you all again Next month. 72 Bob K2YGM KX3 5W
AE7UT - Had a great time on tonight's sprint. Thanks to all who put this on. I only had an hour to work and had blast! .
KA2KGP - Bands were pretty good here in WNY this sprint. Even snagged C6AKQ on 20m. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 feet. 3 deg. here, keep warm folks! 73
WA1GWH - Quite a bit of rapid QSB with sigs in and out of the noise. Thanks for hanging in! Garry
N8XMS - This wasn't my best showing but it wasn't too bad and as always it was a lot of fun. I think that this is the first time that I have had QSOs on all three bands (20m = 1, 40 m = 24, 80m = 2). I don't really have an antenna for 80-meters - it's more like a dummy load. And I am in awe of the "ears" that the people have who were able to copy the whisper that I must have actually radiated on that band!
WB8ENE - My XYL was babysitting my granddaughter, so I thought I'd spend some time on the radio. I was hearing some pretty strong signals from PA on 80 meters this time. Rig is K3 and key is Begali Blade. Thanks to all for the contacts. 73, Art .
KD0V - Good Sprint this month in the upper mid west. The cold temperatures kept the QRN down and increased the antenna efficiency. (Hi, Hi) Had a pipe line into Ohio, Michigan, and Missouri on 40M. CU next Month, 72 - Merlin
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, 88' cf zepp at 55' on 20M, 40M dipole at 40', 80m inverted vee dipole, apex at 55'. A great sprint with a lot of activity and good band conditions. XYL and I were at a Valentine's Day dinner and I missed the first 13 minutes. Very surprised to find 20M open and skip relatively short with QSOs as close as NY and WI. Heard C6AKQ on 20, but he didn't hear me. Did work Bob on 40 and 80. 40M was quite good with no long skip. Heard W4LDA in GA and N5GW in MS on 40, but no QSOs. K4FB in FL was loud and he usually skips over me. Good signals from AZ and WA on 40. No W1 area stations heard or worked on 40M. 80M was OK with QSOs out to NY and C6. K3WWP couldn't hear me calling. Congrats to K9OSC and KI0I for great scores. Hope everyone remains safe and has no damage from the ice storm on the east coast. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
AB9YC - I had an obligation and would miss this sprint. However, I managed to sneak away for a short bit and spun the dial, getting who I could. I heard plenty of signals, I only managed a couple contacts before I had to get back. My last contact was with Brion (VE3FUJ), who faded and I couldn't confirm a contact; I logged it anyway hoping he would too. See you next month.
NT8P - Probably my best NAQCC "event" so far. WG8Y almost threw me off - wrked 1 hr earlier than usual hi Mark. All contacts on 80 and 40. Thanks to all who came back to me. Hope to be on next month 73 Ron E
AA9L - One of the best sprints yet. 40 meters was wide open and quiet! I think I'm getting better with the Vibroplex :)
N8LA - Wow! Conditions were great on all three bands here. Worked 5 on 20, including C6AKQ (first sprint DX), before band closed. My thanks to K0MIS and K3RLL for answering my 20 CQ and my apologies to them for my inability to pull all of their information out of the black hole of the closing band. Here's hoping we can hook up next time. Happy finally to work AA2VG and to work W2OR, first 7000 number, also on 20. Was able to pull 12 stations out of the sound and fury of 40. Finished with 3 on 80, topped off by working Father John, K3WWP! What a great sprint! Worked friends whom I have never met face-to-face, but who are not imaginary. SOME of my friends are imaginary, but ALL OF MY ENEMIES ARE REAL -- not that I am paranoid. FT-817, 200' dipole up 35' and Lionel J-38 rotated 180 degrees on its base. .
VE2TH - A very nice Sprint, lot of QRM, but again thanks to all for their good ears, it was fun. See you all next time, 72 Michel
N5GW - I had the J38 hooked up to the KX3 on a battery. It was nice to hear 20M open this late at night. Tuning of my CFZ kept changing due to freezing rain ice accumulation in progress. Bands were in fairly good shape. Worst technical problem - my cat kept sitting on my logbook. One op sent me a number that didn't seem quite right - after he was gone I realized it was a SKCC number - guess I was too close to 14.059!
VE3FUJ - This sprint was like pulling teeth, also hampered by a high noise floor. I heard so few stations, I started to believe everyone were watching the Olympics. I also had to scratch one contact, wrong nr copied and didn't have Watts. Brion 3011
N4MJ - bands were in fair shape. first time I've gotten to work 80 during a Sprint. once again 20m just died in the middle of the Sprint. Fun time. Tnx to all. 73 de n4mj
WD0K - Greetings All! Well that was pretty enjoyable sprint! everything and qrm pretty well behaved itself also. Stations were strong and even ran into old familiar calls. Fun time! Thanks for the q's and 72; Rich/wd0k
N9EGT - This was my very first submitted CW sprint. I was using my YouKits HB-1B QRP radio with my 250 foot loop fed with twin lead. I appreciate those who tolerated my slower cw and nervousness. 73's N9EGT, Wayne
N3SW - Anybody working me who also submits the QSO via LoTW will get 30 points toward the ARRL Centennial QSO Party. I am a Section Traffic Manager in EPA.
K4JPN - 20m seemed to die and could not raise anyone on 40M, 80M seemed pretty good. 72, Steve K4JPN
K6MGO - Started out on 20m which was open, but high noise level, making coping hard. After while 20m closed down and went to 40m and finished up there. 40m was open and heard lots of signals but 40m Fox Hunt guys were stronger than NAQCC guys.HI Still had a good time and enjoyed the sprint as usual. 72 and CU next month.
KC5NX - The KC5NX radio club station was operated by WB5UDA and lasted untill the 20 meter band went dead, only 45 minutes but had a good time and worked lots of great operators.. The CW operators are one fine bunch of guys..tnx and see y'all next time... Jay ( WB5UDA )
VE7KBN - Used HB1B . 20m good at first, then....Thanks for the sprint. .
KE0ER - NICE BAND NOT MUCH NOISE OR QRM
KU4A - Strange night. Very strong signals at the start, but had trouble finding people to work considering how good the bands were. .
K1IX - New Member, first sprint. Cardinal sin (never try to setup & learn the Gen logger during the sprint) result low score but HIGH fun. 73 Frnak .
W2JEK - Was only on for the last hour. Heard nothing on 20 so went to 40 for two qso and then to 80 where most of the actvity was. Happy to work C6AKQ on 40 and 80. Also John K3WWP. Thanks to all for the QSO'S. Was a lot of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
WV8P - WV8P good to be back on the air today. Thanks to those who worked me. 72/ 73 WV8P .
WD7Y - These sprints are a lot of fun I would be on more times if I had the time. Ed/WD7Y
K2DEP - Used my newly made Cyclone 40 for the last hour of this sprint and I had a GREAT time working the few stations that I did. This little radio is really awesome for such a small cost. I wish I had the full 2 hrs for this sprint. 40M was very crowded with lots of stations clng on the same freq. I guess that shud be expected with QRP. Hpe to wrk more folks next time. 73 Steve .
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20, an inv V at 40' for 40, and a ground mounted, near-bottom loaded, homebrewed vertical for 80. All three bands were in pretty good shape for this sprint. Most of my QSOs were on 40 but a good share were on 20 and 80. For the most part, sigs were strong and well above the noise. Had a 3-bander with C6AKQ and a 2-bander with K4BAI (20&40). Hope to hear everyone and more next month. Thanks to everyone that has a hand in making these very enjoyable sprints. 72, Will, NQ2W
AA2VG - All bands seemed to be working for me tonight. I told the XYL I would be in the Sprint for about one hour and then I would come up and watch TV with her..... Well, I was having so much fun I ran the full two hours (sri honey!). It was good to hear everyone and thanks for all the contacts. Until next month. 73 Peter AA2VG
KI6FCT - This was my first NAQCC QRP sprint. I was surprised at how easy it was to make contacts at 5w. I'm rather new to cw, and I've spent most of my time doing SKCC events, so the clipped, impersonal, business-like nature of the exchanges was new to me, but I had fun. I plan to make the sprints a regular part of my routine. Thanks for the QSO's! 73 Alan
WU7F - Lots of fun. TU to those who could work me. 72/73
N8IUP - Tnx, great time - N8iup
W8CDC - This is fun and it is slowly helping me to bring my speed back up. STRAIGHT KEYS FOREVER!! .
VE5BCS - That was ok.
KB1UOH - My Vertical must have been pointed towards Ohio. Six of my fifteen contacts was with OH stations.Hi Hi. Again it was a fun sprint. Looking forward to next month.
W4KRN - Got on the air the last hour, stayed on 80m. Condx were good, nice to work Bob C6AKQ. Used my Czech Army Key. Thanks to all for the contacts. CU in the next Sprint. 72
K1SX - 20m only--tnx to all with apologies to a couple ops I just could not pull thru--hope to add 40 & 80 soon
N2CX - Enjoy sprints though local QRM used to limit reception. Neighbor with plasma TV moved away - Hooray! Plan to try 80 next time with lowered noise.
KA9FQG - Interesting propagation this month... good but different than last month even though my radio and antenna are the same. Gotta love the ionosphere! 73, Mark
N8VAR - I heard a more activity this time than in the past. Maybe things are picking up? I only worked 30 minutes at the beginning because I have to get my beauty sleep. :) They hams calling CQ were doing a great job answering calls. Nice going guys!
K8AG - Really fun. Already looking forward to the next.
VE3LZ - Slow going lots of fun, 73 VE3LZ
WB4UHC - Had meeting and forgot the sprint. I got in about 45 minutes and like NU4A I could not find stations to work on 40 and 80. 40 was very noisy here in SE Virginia. Some stations that I could hear could not hear me.
KA6AIL - Not many Q's, got home late. But still got two. C U next month.
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Date and time:
Wednesday, February 12, 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.