Mar 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#113)
K3WWP Comments - The time for appeals is past and changes in scores or SILVER LOG standings can no longer be made. Everything is 'written in stone' and final for this month's sprint. I hope to be processing your logs again for our upcoming April sprint. Our final total this month is 2,199 QSOs from 125 logs.
KF0U Comments - Welcome to newcomers KE4QCM, K1RA, WA5PQL, W6FPS, W1ZU, VE7AUL, and KG4MTN. Glad to see you enjoying our Sprints! Thanks to everyone for proofreading the scores as we progressed. More eyes make for more accurate results. I look forward to working with the group in a few months. 73, Corey
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WI1B 33 33 66 21 1386 x2 2772 Dpls @15' K1IEE 24 23 47 19 893 x2 1786 OCF long wire @30' KB1UOH 22 21 43 12 516 x2 1032 Vertical KN1H 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 End Fed Wire @50' K1SX 14 13 27 10 270 x2 540 120' EF wire @15' KB1ZMX 18 16 34 13 442 442 OCFD @20' K1IX 13 11 24 10 240 x1.5 360 HB OCFD 133' @35' WA1PKV 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Horizontal loop @35' KQ1P 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 80/40 trap dipole @30' N1JI 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 84' end fed wire WB1HGA 7 7 14 7 98 98 Dpl @22' W1ZU 4 4 8 4 32 32 Random wire @30' K1EDG 3 3 6 2 12 x1.5 18 OCFD @60' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 39 39 78 23 1794 x2 3588 270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76' V + 90' H KA2KGP 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 Dpl @25' W2JEK 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 20m gp, 40m end fed up 20 & 15' N2ESE 26 26 52 19 988 988 80m OCF @25' WA1GWH 16 15 31 14 434 x2 868 1/4 wave inv L over ground system WB9G 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 InvL @40' and 80m loop @20' WA2JSG 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Vertical elevated @10' KG2LO 11 9 20 6 120 x1.5 180 Dpl @30' AA2VG 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Carolina windom 10-80m @45' KC2VBU 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 random EFW @20ft N2CX 6 6 12 5 60 60 67' EF AC2HJ 3 3 6 3 18 18 43' vertical SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 46 46 92 22 2024 x2 4048 ~110' rnd wire, 20m dpl both in attic WY3H 42 41 83 23 1909 x2 3818 Inv Vee @35' Ladder line fed. K2DEP 37 37 74 18 1332 x2 2664 G5RV @9 meters AB3RU 20 18 38 12 456 x2 912 G7FEK @33' KD3CA 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 OCF 132' Windom @33' KB3VWK 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Doublet @80' KE3O 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inv Vee @30' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W4UX 58 55 113 28 3164 x2 6328 40M dpl @65' WH6LE 39 38 77 18 1386 x2 2772 215' horizontal loop @45' WX4RM 33 32 65 19 1235 x2 2470 6BTV gnd mtd vert WG8Y 29 29 58 19 1102 x2 2204 Homebrew ZS6BKW @45' K1RA 27 27 54 18 972 x2 1944 Attic dpl and horizontal loop @25' W4DUK 28 26 54 17 918 x2 1836 End-fed Zepp @20' WD4E 40 39 79 23 1817 1817 80' doublet @44' WD4OHD 22 20 42 16 672 x2 1344 Dpls on 80m & 40m, vertical on 20m W4TZM 33 32 65 19 1235 1235 Dpl @50' K4KRW 20 20 40 15 600 x2 1200 Dpl @25' NA4O 21 20 41 14 574 x2 1148 Delta loop @50' KK4BE 18 17 35 12 420 x2 840 Dpl @30' WA4ZOF 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 40m loop KB4QQJ 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Doublet @33' NN4K 16 16 32 12 384 x1.5 576 Doublet and Delta Loop K1AY 13 13 26 12 312 x1.5 468 43' Vertical KE4WKH 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 OCF dpl @20' K4NVJ 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 88' dipole @30' K9IA 12 12 24 8 192 192 Gnd mtd vert KK4LLD 8 7 15 6 90 x2 180 Dpl @20' K3RLL 10 10 20 7 140 140 Attic dpl KU4A 6 5 11 5 55 55 40m slp dipole @40', 80m 1/4-wave slp K9EYT 5 5 10 5 50 50 30' Wire KG4MTN 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 100' long wire @10' KA8EFA 3 2 5 3 15 x2 30 Buddistick 2nd floor window ledge WB4MNK 3 3 6 3 18 18 Gnd mtd vert KU4GW 3 3 6 3 18 18 260' doublet @45' KE4QCM 2 2 4 2 8 8 Multiband dpl @30' KB0ETU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl @35' KA8VZB 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 ~60' Rnd wire @20' KK4UGD 1 1 2 1 2 2 Half wave center fed inverted v SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N5GW 40 40 80 24 1920 x2 3840 CFZ @50' NC5G 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 DBL Bazooka 80/40, dipole 20m @20' W5IQS 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Fan dpl @30' AE5KA 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Ground Mounted Trap Vertical WA5PQL 11 11 22 8 176 x1.5 264 84' long wire @20' AC5T 11 11 22 9 198 198 Homebrew Vertical KA5TJS 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 80 meter dpl @30' K5GQ 11 10 21 6 122 x1.5 183 80/40 trap dipole @22' WI5H 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Loop @20' KE5YUM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 80 meter dipole @30' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35' 40M/20M KA6AIL 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 40m dpl @30' W6FPS 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 Homebrew Trapped Vertical K6MGO 7 6 13 4 52 x2 104 30' vertical wire W6VFW 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Windom dpl @25' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA7VW 47 46 93 27 2511 x2 5022 G5RV-80 @70' WD7Y 27 27 54 17 918 x2 1836 88' Doublet @30' WU7F 27 27 54 13 702 x2 1404 Inv Vee @30' KF7TDF 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Dpl @30' KF7WNS 22 22 44 15 660 660 Inv Vee @35' AE7UT 13 12 25 7 175 x2 350 Dpl @35' AA7CU 10 10 20 9 180 180 Mobile 6' whip @12' using 8 radials AE7CG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Roof mtd vert SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W3NP 39 39 78 25 1950 x2 3900 130' CF Zepp @45' - 600 Ohm Open Wire N8IUP 45 43 88 22 1936 x2 3872 40M Delta loop , 80m Horiz loop NF8M 41 40 81 21 1701 x2 3402 80m OCF dpl @35' N8BB 25 25 50 14 700 x2 1400 Dpl @40' AC8LJ 22 20 42 15 630 x2 1260 Dpls @30' & 35', DL @45' WA8SAN 26 26 52 17 884 884 G5RV @25' KB8FE 14 13 27 9 243 x2 486 Dpl @20' KA8HFN 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Dpl @15' N8XMS 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 R7 Vertical KB8J 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 G5RV @30' WB8LZG 5 4 9 5 45 x2 90 Dpl @35' N8VAR 6 5 11 4 44 44 Dpl @20' $K8LJG 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 G5RV SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W9CC 34 34 68 20 1360 x2 2720 6BTV KB9ILT 45 44 89 23 2047 2047 Delta loop KA9FQG 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 8Om Helical Vert, G5RV @ 37' AB9YC 13 13 26 11 286 286 Dpl @25' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9OSC 58 57 115 26 2990 x2 5980 CF Zepp @30' N0TA 54 50 104 28 2912 x2 5824 Doublet @30'; Vertical KI0I 47 47 94 23 2132 x2 4264 Vertical 20&40 Inv vee 80m KA8HDE 29 28 57 19 1083 x2 2166 G5RV jr @30' K0EUN 21 20 41 16 656 x2 1312 Hamstick(s) KD0V 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 C.F. Zepp @50' WB0PYF 14 14 28 13 364 x2 728 80m dpl @33' K2HT 10 9 19 9 171 x2 342 15m EDZ @35' WD0K 12 12 24 8 192 x1.5 288 Center fed zepp @30' OZ8A/W0 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 End fed KE0ER 7 7 14 5 70 70 End fed 107' wire @20' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE2TH 41 38 79 17 1343 x2 2686 Inv Vee @32' VE7KBN 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 3 band cushcraft vert. 8' off grnd. VE3FUJ 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 G5RV @35' VE7AUL 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Too short OCF wire in attic VE3DQN 2 2 4 2 8 8 Multiband vertical @4mtrs $VE5BCS 15 13 28 13 364 x2 728 Wire loop 25' in trees SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna CO8CML 14 13 27 11 297 x2 594 Inverted "V" dpl @21' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NQ2W 29 29 58 20 1160 1160 Mini beam @25', inv V @40' NT8P 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 DIPOLES 80/40, 4EL YAGI 25 FT 20M K5C 24 21 45 15 675 675 3 element Yagi @45' NM5S 19 18 37 17 629 629 Hex beam @24', dipole for 40m Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 125 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 189 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,199 States represented: 37 + BC ON QC SK + CM PY SILVER LOGS - 82 of 125 (perfectly formatted): AA2VG AA7CU AB9YC AC2HJ AC8LJ AE5KA AE7CG AE7UT K0EUN K1IX K1RA K2DEP K2HT K3WWP K4KRW K4NVJ K5C(WB5UDA) K6MGO K9EYT K9IA K9OSC KA2KGP KA5TJS KA6AIL KA8HDE KA8HFN KA8VZB KA9FQG KB0ETU KB1UOH KB1ZMX KB4QQJ KB8J KB9ILT KC2VBU KD3CA KE3O KE4QCM KE4WKH KE5YUM KG2LO KG4MTN KK4BE KK4LLD KK4UGD KN1H KQ1P KU4A N1JI N2CX N2ESE N5GW N8BB N8XMS NF8M NQ2W NT8P VE2TH VE3FUJ VE5BCS VE7AUL VE7KBN W1ZU W2JEK W2SH W3NP W4DUK W4TZM W5IQS W9CC WA1GWH WA1PKV WA2JSG WA8SAN WB0PYF WB9G WD4OHD WD7Y WG8Y WH6LE WI1B WI5H 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".
K3RLL - Dusted off the K1 for the Sprint tonight and remembered why I liked it. Conditions on 20 sounded pretty good down here in FL, and less noise than on 40 here. Nice of K3WWP to be first contact. Big signal tonight was K8NU. Thanks for the contacts and fun. 72 de K3RLL
K2HT - Built 15 Meter EDZ antenna and discovered it had very low swr on 40 meters. Decided to give it the smoke test tonight. Seemed to perform OK. Thanks for the QSO's. CU next sprint.
KE4QCM - My first NAQCC Sprint! Tnx for the QSOs-72/73 de KE4QCM
KG4MTN - My first Sprint!! Was great to hear all of those QRP stations. Used my trusty Kent straight key and my K2. Had a fun time!!
KB4QQJ - Got to play for 30 minutes but had fun as always. Started on 20m and worked 15 minutes and switched to 40. That kept me busy enough that I didn't try 80. Thanks and BCNU. KX3 at 5 watts Doublet at 33 feet Marconi AS 300A Hand Key 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
AB3RU - What a fun sprint tonight. Stayed on 40 the whole sprint because it was really working. I got to work members 1 WY3H and 2 K3WWP which is pretty cool. Also broke my personal best! Super fun time.
WA2JSG - Long work-day and church Lenten activities this evening so only made the last half hour. Thanks to Vern, Danny, Frank, Paul, Steve, Michel, and Mike for the 7 contacts I was able to make. Here IC-703 running 5 watts to an all-band vertical (elevated) off a 12v battery. Big ole Kent KT-1 Straight Key. See y'all next month!
WH6LE - Great fun getting feet wet for first time with a straight key. Pounded that Ameco into the desk tonight....and grateful for patience shown by my fellow operators. Whew! Pete WH6LE
KB8FE - Moderate temperatures but wet weather here in northern Ohio tonight. All the stations I worked were 599 on my end. Quite a bit of activity across the 40 meter band.
NC5G - Strong sigs on all bands. Lot's of fun.
KI0I - 20 was fair here but fell away pretty fast,40 was quite good with some STRONG sigs.K8NU made me jump back with a 30over sig! 80 had decent signals but some line noise here made copy difficult.Werner(N8BB) was my final qso and on 80,Werner u must have turned up the wick to 5w hihi. Had fun as always, hope u did too. 72/73 Mark KI0I
K1RA - First NAQCC - hope to make more in the future. Nice to work some southwestern and western states on 20m. Also logged VE5 and CO in Cuba. No QSOs on 80m since I couldn't load the attic antennas effectively.
K9OSC - Very good conditions tonight, especially on 20 meters. Nice to see more new members participating. East coast was exceptionally strong tonight. See you next month.
K5C - The Battleship Texas was celebrating her 100th birthday and the station K5C, operated by WB5UDA (NAQCC # 10158), spent 45 minutes on 20 meters running 5 watts to make a few contacts. Would have stayed much longer but the band just went to sleep on us. Thanks for the contacts we made....QSL info can be found on QRZ.com
WU7F - Lots of fun 72 es TU
KN1H - It was great to work K5C on the Battleship Texas with the too-short call and the too-long membership number!
KB1ZMX - I decided to set up on 7030 and stayed there +/- a few kc all night, except for the CO8CML QSO on 20M. 40M band noise was S3-S7 and seemed to come in waves. My apologies to ops in last hour as with each QRN surge I got a fierce echo in headphones when keying. Very satisfying to get over 2X QSOs as I had in last sprint. I can't believe how much practicing with Morse Runner has helped!
NT8P - First time I got all 3 bands in one "event" 20=2, 40=10, 80=6 W8GY Mark thought I was going to miss you this time, but 0218 there you were real 58 into Ohio Another fun event cu all next time I hope Ron E
K4KRW - Wow! What a great night. Contacts on 20, 40 and 80. Got Oregon on 20m from NC. Nice. Also got both Tom WY3H and John K3WWP. This was the first time I had really nice conditions for a sprint since I got my KX3. I heard lots of great signals out there. What fun. Thanks everyone!
WG8Y - Hi all. Another sprint in the books. Spent most of the Sprint S&Ping. We've got a new puppy and had to stop and pick him up a couple times. Well maybe 3 or 4 times. 20m was open to the west from here in NC. It started fading so went to 40 for a while. Went back to 20 and picked up Utah at 0134. Then back to 40m. Hadn't heard my Ohio QRP Buddy Ron, NT8P. So went to 80m with 13 min. to go and called CQ one time. Ron came right back. I had to chuckle Ron, what's the odds of that?! pertty cool. Had fun guys hope everyone else did too. 72 from NC Mark WG8Y
K1IEE - Did the first hour on 20M then band seemed to fade away so went to 40M. lot of QRM but everyone did a good job sorting signals out. Great sprint. Thanks to all. 73 Dick
KF7TDF - Great conditions into Wyoming tonight, 20 meters had a low noise level and quite a few NAers so I just camped out there mostly S&P but also calling CQ towards the end. Thanks to all that put the event together and all the participants. 72 Danny
W6VFW - I had not participated for some time, but the evening was too nice not to get out in the back patio with my FT857 and buddiepole antenna. I had a great time! 73 de Tony
WA5PQL - First Sprint with new membership number. Will use auto log next time.
VE2TH - Hello, More stations this time, and less noise. Again had fun and catch some new ones. See you all in the next sprint. 72's Michel
WD0K - Nice Sprint! Fun running into old calls. East coast was hard to copy here in MN. 72's Rich/wd0k
NA4O - Not often do I get the pleasure of catching both #1 (WY3H) and #2 (K3WWP) in the same sprint..and a nice variety of states. It was another good sprint from this qth!
AE7CG - There was moderate to heavy static (QRN) conditions on 20M. Thanks to w5IQS, N5GW, and WD7Y for this month's contacts. 72 from Arizona! AE7CG
K3WWP - Well, that was nice. For the first time in I don't know how long now, my noise level was tolerable. Only about S2 on 20 meters and S6-S7 on 40 and 80. When I started, 20 was so quiet, I stayed there too long. I should have gone to 40 earlier as that was the hot band here. As usual I just called CQ the whole time - no S&P at all. Nice to work Carlos CO8CML for the first time in our sprints. Nice to work everyone else also. I noticed too late to correct it that I had the wrong times (Standard, not Savings) in the email announcement. I apologize and I'm glad everyone seemed to figure it out as there certainly was a lot of activity the whole correct two hours. Thanks to all for another fun sprint.
KF7WNS - Only had an hour to spend, but 20M was in great shape. See you next month. 72, Gary
KA6AIL - Signals got better as the night with along. John N0TA great sig on 40 also. 72's and see you next month. Duaine
NF8M - Got a late start so I did a few S&P on 40, then found a nice run freq and ran for about an hour until the rate tapered off. Went to 80 for the last couple. 40 was definitely the money band tonight though. Good conditions, only lost one in the noise. Nice to welcome some newer members in the 7000s as well as Tom, WY3H #1 and John K3WWP #2 - first time I've worked both in the same sprint. 72 to all & see you next month.
AE7UT - Had a great time tonight. Nice conditions here in UT. Why does your family always find an "emergency" on Spring night? Thanks for all the contacts and fun. 73 Stan AE7UT
AB9YC - I only had limited time this evening, but had a great time. I also had some localized QRM that made it a bit challenging, a steady S7 on 40M.
KA2KGP - Another fun sprint. Bands were good here in WNY. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft.
KK4BE - Great fun. Thanks to all.....KK4BE
N8XMS - I arrived home from babysitting our granddaughter both late and tired so I figured that I would just make a couple of quick contacts so that I would have a log to submit. I made one pass up through 40-meters and made 9 QSOs, including club Presitent WY3H, #0002. I knew that Vice President K3WWP, #0002, likes to hang out on 80-meters so I switched bands and sure enough found him and worked him. (Even though I don't have an antenna for 80.) It was very cool to work both of these guys in the same sprint. I wish I could have operated for the whole sprint - it looks like conditions and participation were both good.
KB0ETU - Couldn't hang in there. Hopefully next month will be better. 72, Phil
KA5TJS - 20 meters was good tonight. I worked K3WWP for the first contact for the first time! Thanks to all. Used the FT-817 and 80 meter dipole and old J38 E. F. Johnson straight key. See you all next month. Allen KA5TJS
N8BB - 40 meters was very good for me, had lots of fun with my KX3 and dipole. Great to see so many high numbers and hope they had as much fun as I did. Looking forward to the next sprint. Good to see KI0I again, always a good copy here. 72 all
CO8ML - Nice sprint for me, working only 20m band.Thanks to all stations that made me possible to get 14 QSO's.Hope see all next month!!.
KQ1P - Another wonderful sprint. Signals on 40 were often S9+40, hard to believe that it was a QRP sprint. It was a treat to work Tom WY3H, but John K3WWP was missing from my log this time. Thanks NAQCC.
KE5YUM - Poor band conditions plus not using my inverted V hampered my count. I was thankful for the two I worked.
N5GW - I was using the KX3 and J38. I'm getting better at the straight key compared to a few months ago. It's like when I first started out as a novice in high school. 20M was in good shape except for QSB which was sometimes rapidly serious, zapping a would-be QSO with WB4MNK. Otherwise 20M provided most of the Q's. 40M was fair. Surprisingly 80M was good, including strong sigs and little QRN, but I arrived there a bit late. It's always a problem deciding when to leave one band for another. It was good to hear such a big turnout.
VE3DQN - Wan't really active on the sprint last night, but heard more sigs than I heard one previous time. Will have to make this a habit.
VE3FUJ - Noise level was high and got to me after abt 1/2 hr. Thanks to all. Brion
WB8LZG - Hello felo sprinters, I fired up the Argo 509 agn tonight. Gud condx hr in Mich tonight ,but only had a little while to play. not much heard from the GA , FL where i ususally hv gud sigs. SRI to Charles W2SH, i came bk to u then u were gone ! what a quick fade. i'll get u next time. 73 fer nw Gregg
NN4K - Thanks for the Qs. Cuagn in the next NAQCC event. 72 Vaden (Mac) NN4K
WI1B - Lots of fun, band cooperated. My neighbor made me take down my dipoles in their tree so now it's only 15ft high.
K0EUN - It was good to be back on after a 1-year's absence due to QTH change. I was surprised at how well the simple car vertical worked especially on 20 meters; 40 was more difficult on transmit capability. Perhaps next time I'll face the car another direction (smile). My temporary (I hope) setup: car parked in driveway with coax running in through a main floor window sill made possible with a 4" connecting section of small parallel wire so I could close the window. Hey, it's still winter here! Many thanks to all for all the fun I had!
WY3H - Didn't feel much like working the sprint. Thought I'd get a few QSOs then quit, but they just kept coming in. Good conditions on 40. Thanks to all who answered my call. Tom, WY3H.
W4DUK - All contacts were on 40m. Quickly checked 80m twice but didn't hear anyone (maybe should have also checked 20m early on). Worked 7 new ones toward my next Friendship Club endorsement. A good night! 72 de Dave
WD7Y - ANOTHER FINE 2 HR SPRINT THANKS AND SEE YOU NEXT MONTH ED?WD7Y
K6MGO - 20M AND 40M were very noisy and signals were weak with short ship but it was fun as usual. Was trying out new antenna, 31' Jackite Pole with 30' of wire hanging from it, on patio. Seemed to work as good as or slightly better than indoor doublet.
KE3O - Rough going with a rockbound, 260 milliwatt rig. Will work on a comeback ... 72 de KE3O.
W3NP - Very nice band condx for this one. Got a bit of a late start due to church on Wednesdays but 20 still had a lot of life left in it and then 40 was excellent. Didn't make it to 80 this month. Mostly S&P for a change but finished up the last 20 minutes holding a freq on the very crowded 40 meter band. K5C had a big sig on 20 but I am somewhat confused about his NR having 5 digits. Rig was the K2-10 @ 5 watts to my CF Zepp and I used my WW2 Navy Flameproof straight key. 72 de WV
KU4GW - Well, I started out with the intention of working the entire sprint and then a old friend who is battling lung cancer called me on the telephone and by the time we finished our conversation there was only 30 minutes of the sprint left so I just closed the log and gave it up. 40 meter band conditions were great! Next month I think I'll turn the ringers off on the telephone to prevent interruptions.
WD4E - Enjoyed using my KX3 that just arrived today.
K1IX - Second sprint, think I'm getting the hang of it!
W9CC - Good conditions with lots of activity.
K9EYT - 20 and 40 sounded good for a change, rig IC706 running 5 watts, antenna "condo stealth" 30 ft wire warped around a palm tree, great time running portable from the Tampa bay area this winter 72 Ray K9EYT/4
W2JEK - Bands were good last night. Started on 20, went to 40 until the last 10 minutes went to 20 again. 40 was very busy. Had a good time. Rig was Yaesu FT-840 at 5w. Key was Signal Electric R-48. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135
K4NVJ - tnx qso 72 joe
KU4A - Pretty good condx, but I had company so couldn't stick with it long.
WX4RM - Conditions very good here in the Blue Ridge Mtns tonite. Everybody was coming in very loud with little noise. A good time was had as usual.
W6FPS - My first NAQCC Sprint. It's amazing what 5 watts will do. Heard many signals and several were truly 599. A few stations had to work extra hard to pull me out of the noise, thank you very much. I had a great time with QRP and will be back next month. 73, Ron
AA2VG - Could only stay a while but it was nice to make the contacts. Peter AA2VG
NM5S - I was surprised to hear station calling CQ NA well before the start of the time period
AA7VW - 20 meters was good start to finish. Thanks to those, especially the east coast who hung in there to the end. My K2 heard many I couldn't quite pick out of the pile of responders. Sorry for the several repeats I asked for. Very relaxed operating over the 2 hours for me and I hope the same for all of you. This sprint is fun comes in a 2 hour package. I hope to catch you all next month. 72
W1ZU - This was my first NAQCC Sprint. I have just completed the CW Academy Level 1 course and I'm working to learn CW. Had a great time and the speed of sending was excellent.
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. Survivor was on...I got a late start...about 0100. 20 was still working so I stayed there until around 0150. Moved to 40 which was also good and surprisingly quiet. Never had a chance, or reason for that matter, to go to 80. Signals were strong and well above the noise. OZ8A/W0 really surprised me - tnx Allan. Only one two-bander with N5GW. Loads of fun and already looking forward to next month. Thanks to all. 72, Will, NQ2W
VE7KBN - Another fun sprint using my HB1B on 20m only. Tried and tried to complete a QSO with W1IU but QSB,etc. just did not allow it. Sorry OM.
W2SH - Conditions on 80m were awful, very high noise and, unsurprisingly, very little activity. I didn't spot any activity around 7.030 mHz but there was plenty going on 10 kHz higher. 20m even yielded a few QSOs during the final half hour.
K5GQ - Invited students from CW Academy, CW Ops, did not work either one but both participated. Tried calling CQ but no answers, but good slow success working those I could hear.
N8VAR - I only operated the first 30 minutes on 40m and it was hot! Conditions were great in OH and signals were all over the place, very easy pickin's. I dusted off my tentec argo 515 for this one.
AC2HJ - Enjoyed the sprint - this was my first time as a fairly new NAQCC member (#7149). I operated battery only at 3watts. TNX
VE5BCS - I forgot that my rig was on 50w and when I came to my senses turned the power to 5 watts. The first 9 were @ 50 w the remainder was 5 w. Sorry for the mess but had to enter
N8IUP - Great time, see u all next month - N8iup
K2DEP - Got started a little late but had a great time. Lots of activity going on. Nice to work WY3H "numero uno" tnx and tnx AC5T in TX for that long distance QSO and all who QSO'd me. Used my KX3 this time around. What a great little radio. Awesome receive and xmit. I also used my half-pint SCHURR hand key and it is just so quiet, more-so than my Czech key. Hope to C U all again next month. 73 Steve
AC8LJ - Had to quit early, but was great fun, as usual.
KB1UOH - There was a lot of QRP stations on. I enjoyed the two hours. Looking forward to next month.
KE0ER - Thanks everybody, I had fun.
N1JI - Strong signals here in NH - Most were 589 or 599. It was great to work Tom, NAQCC #0001.
WA1GWH - I thought that 40M was in great shape or maybe a lot of folks got into the contest and made it sound that way!
OZ8A/W0 - Fun to participate but difficult to send in my log.
N2CX - Sprint once again coincided with free evening. Good to finally work Tom WY3H. Improved antenna planned for next month. Hope neighbors leave the plasma TVs off!
KA8EFA - Second time on. Enjoyed it. Surprised to hear you John. My antenna is mounted outside on a southwest facing wall with perpendicular walls on the south and the west. I thought I would be hemmed in. Also, when I set up earlier in the evening I checked genlog with the old naqcc.dat everything was fine but after I downloaded the new file just before getting on it no longer filled the state and number fields. I am on Windows 8. Terry, KA8EFA
VE3AUL - This was my first time participating in one of these. I had never heard a QRP pile-up before.
KD0V - Sorry I am late with log, I have been very busy lately with many stressful things going on. See you all next month. 72, Merlin - KD0V
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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, March 20, 2014 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.