Apr 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#114)
K3WWP Comments - The time for appealing scores or SILVER LOG status is over and the results are now final and unchangable. We wound up with 119 logs (including one late one) this month, crossing the 100 log mark for 45 of the last 49 sprints. The four times we didn't make it we had 87, 98, 97, 97. There were 2,118 QSOs in the 119 logs for an average of 17.8 QSOs per log. Once again congratulations to our members for keeping our sprints at the top of the list for weekday evening 2 hour sprints. Your dedication to our club is admirable.
N2CN Comments - My final count is 118 logs. Great results!
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N2CN 47 47 94 21 1974 x2 3948 ZS6BKW @ 60' W1SFR 48 48 96 17 1632 x2 3264 OCF Dipole @ 80' KN1H 36 36 72 21 1512 x2 3024 End Fed Wire @50' K1IEE 22 22 44 16 704 x2 1408 OCF long wire@30' W1SVU 23 22 45 14 630 x1.5 945 Zs6bkw @50 ft. K1EDG 16 16 32 12 384 x1.5 576 OCFD at 60' K1IX 15 15 30 10 300 x1.5 450 HB ocfd 133'L@35' KQ1P 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Dipole @30' AJ1DM 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 40m dpl@40'+100'EFLW@25' W1ZU 11 11 22 8 176 176 Multiband dipole - inverted V 30 ft AB1VL 12 11 23 7 161 161 OCFD 20FT KB1UOH 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Vert. $WA1PKV 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Horizontal Loop SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NW2K 74 73 147 29 4263 x2 8526 Dpl @40' K2YGM 43 43 86 24 2064 x2 4128 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV W2SH 42 42 84 23 1932 x2 3864 270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76' V + 90' H WA2NYY 41 41 82 19 1558 x2 3116 80m OCF dipole at 35' KA2KGP 29 29 58 18 1044 x2 2088 Dipole up 25 ft. WA1GWH 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 40M 1/4 wave inv L N2ESE 27 27 54 16 864 864 80m.OCFdpl@25ft. KD2MX 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 600' loop@30' KG2LO 13 13 26 11 286 x1.5 429 Dpl@30' WA2JSG 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 Vertical elevated at 10' K2ARM 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 40M Dipole, 20 ft up AA2VG 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Carolina windom 10-80m @ 45' W2JEK 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 110 ft end fed wire up 15 ft K2GLS 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 20M dpl @ 25' KC2MJT 6 6 12 6 72 72 G5RV@20' KC2VBU 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Random EFW up 20ft SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 41 41 82 18 1476 x2 2952 ~110' attic rdn wire - attic dpl (20) AB3RU 16 16 32 15 480 x2 960 G7FEK @ 33' KB3AAG 24 24 48 15 720 720 Dipole@20 ft KD3CA 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 OCF 132 ft Windom @33ft KQ3Z 5 5 10 5 50 50 35' long wire K3EMS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV Jr @ 20' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W4UX 41 40 81 21 1701 x2 3402 40M & 80M dipoles @ 65' N5GW 35 35 70 21 1470 x2 2940 Cfz at 50' WG8Y 37 37 74 19 1406 x2 2812 Homebrew ZS6BKW @45 ft WB4UHC 32 32 64 16 1024 x2 2048 80M Inv vee @ 30' WD4E 41 41 82 21 1722 1722 Doublet @ 40ft N4MJ 33 33 66 20 1320 1320 Windom, 3 ele yagi@60' NA4O 19 19 38 15 570 x2 1140 Fan dipole@40' WX4RM 18 18 36 14 504 x2 1008 5BTV gnd mtd vertical W4DUK 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 End-fed Zepp @ 20' K4KRW 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 Dpl@25' KK4BE 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 Dipole at 30Ft K4ARQ 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 EFZ @ 50' N4FI 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Attic G5RV jr W4HH 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 OCF dipole@25 ft KK4LLD 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dipole @ 20 ft. K3RLL 10 10 20 9 180 180 Nighttime Vertical KK4ALS 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Dpl@25' KU4A 9 9 18 7 126 126 Slp dipole @ 40' K4NVJ 8 8 16 7 112 112 88 ft dipole@30' KB0ETU 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Dpl@35' K4AOA 5 5 10 5 50 50 Gnd mtd vert KE4WKH 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 OCF DIPOLE@20' K4JPN 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Zepp KA8VZB 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 ~60' Rnd wire @ 20' K9VON 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl@25' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5ODS 34 34 68 19 1292 x1.5 1938 G5RV@ 50 FT. KE9DR 16 15 31 12 372 x2 744 Super Loop @ 35' AC5T 18 18 36 13 468 468 Homebrew vertical WA5PQL 12 12 24 10 240 240 84 ft LongWire @ 20 ft. WI5H 4 4 8 4 32 32 Loop@20' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 15 15 30 13 390 x2 780 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M W6FPS 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Home-brew trapped vertical for 20 & 40 WB0USI 6 6 12 6 72 72 Roof mtd vert WA6OEF 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Buddipole vertical NS3C 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl@20' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9JWV 27 27 54 19 1026 x2 2052 43' vertical AA7VW 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 G5RV-80 at 70' KF7TDF 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 Dpl@ 30' KF7WNS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Inv Vee @ 35' W7GAH 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 El 40M Vert @ 8' N7QR 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert WB7EUX 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 43' VERTICAL AA7CU 6 6 12 6 72 72 Mobile 6' whip @ 12' using 8 radials AE7AP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl@25' $N6PG 1 1 2 1 2 2 28' wire ant in a tree SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AC8LJ 29 29 58 18 1044 x2 2088 Dpl @ 30' & DL @ 45' AD7TN 20 20 40 17 680 x2 1360 45' Random Wire in the attic KA8HFN 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 Dipole @ 15 feet N8BB 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 Dipole@40' W8DW 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 OCF Dipole@35' WB8LZG 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Dpl@30' KB8FE 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 Dpl @35' N8XMS 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 R7 Vertical AC8JW 12 11 23 10 230 230 End fed half wave up 45ft NF8M 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40m hamstick on car WB8ENE 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 102' doublet @ 15' N8NH 1 1 2 1 2 2 20 M Dipole @ 15' !AB8SA 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 InvV@25' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB9ILT 58 57 115 25 2875 x2 5750 Delta Loop W9CC 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 6BTV K9FO 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 Dipole @ 50 feet KA9FQG 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 G5RV @ 37ft AB9YC 5 5 10 5 50 50 Dipole @ 25' AI9IN 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 70' wire @ 25' up SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9OSC 66 66 132 28 3696 x2 7392 CF Zepp @ 30' N0TA 52 51 103 28 2884 x2 5768 Doublet @ 30' & Vertical N3PDT 44 44 88 23 2024 x2 4048 Inverted L K0EUN 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 20 / 40 mtr hamsticks K0ALN 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 DX-CC@38' N8LA 13 13 26 11 286 x2 568 Dpl@35' WD0K 12 12 24 10 240 x1.5 360 Center Fed Zepp@30" K2HT 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 80M Horizontal Loop SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE2TH 50 50 100 25 2500 x2 5000 INV VEE @ 32' VE5BCS 25 24 49 16 784 x2 1568 Wire loop 25ft in trees VE3RCN 23 23 46 17 782 x2 1564 GMV, 80m dipole up 24 feet VE7KBN 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 3 band cushcraft vert. 8 ft off grnd. VE3FUJ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV @ 35' $VE3NWN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mtd vert SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna CO8CML 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 Inverted"V" dipole @ 21' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W8RTJ 50 50 100 32 3200 3200 Two ele yagi 40 es 20. Dipole 80. NQ2W 43 43 86 23 1978 1978 Mini beam @25', inv V @40', grd mtd vert KC5NX 28 25 53 22 1166 1166 3 ELEMENT YAGI AT 45' NT8P 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 80,40 dpl, 20 4el yagi K5GQ 13 13 26 11 286 286 2 element yagi @ 24' Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 119 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 162 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,118 States represented: 40 + BC ON QC SK + CM LZ OK SILVER LOGS - 96 of 118 (perfectly formatted): AA2VG AA7CU AA7VW AB1VL AB3RU AB9YC AE7AP AI9IN AJ1DM C08CML K0ALN K0EUN K1IEE K1IX K2ARM K2GLS K2YGM K3EMS K3RLL K4AOA K4JPN K4KRW K4NVJ K9FO K9JWV K9OSC K9VON KA8HFN KA8VZB KA9FQG KB0ETU KB1UOH KB3AAG KB8FE KB9ILT KC2MJT KC2VBU KC5NX KD2MX KD3CA KE4WKH KE9DR KF7TDF KG2LO KK4ALS KK4BE KK4LLD KN1H KQ1P KQ3Z KU4A N0TA N2CN N2ESE N3PDT N4FI N5GW N6PG N7QR N8BB N8LA N8NH N8XMS NA4O NF8M NQ2W NW2K VE2TH VE3FUJ VE3RCN VE7KBN W1SVU W1ZU W2JEK W2SH W4DUK W5ODS W7GAH W8DW W8RTJ W9CC WA1GWH WA1PKV WA2JSG WA2NYY WA6OEF WB0USI WB4UHC WB7EUX WB8ENE WD0K WD4E WG8Y WI5H WK6L 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".
KC2MJT - Always fun. Worked a few new stations tonight. Tnx. 20 Meters was wide open and quiet.
K3RLL - KX3 to after dark vertical (Antenna Restrictions): Nice to hear 20 meters so strong for so long with good signals and little to no noise. Sure beats all that digital racket on 40m. Called K3WWP over and over at the opening bell, but he didn't hear me. Big signal of the night was Carlos CO8CML in Cuba, but then he was probably my geographically closest contact. :-) .
AI9IN - Not much action on 80 m. .
WB7EUX - Great way to spend a beautiful spring evening. First contacts with newly completed vertical. Also used windom. 72 from ne oregon - tom .
W4HH - 40 in good shape. Tnx to all who came back to me. .
AB1VL - Tougher condx than last month; lots of band noise. Nothing heard on 80M. Mostly stayed on 40M around 7040. Went to 20M a few times,heard CO8CML ONCE but Carlos faded before I could call him. Used the IC-7000 this time and like noise filtering a bunch. Lots of fun and more experience gained. Please QSL LOTW if you can; I will upload if QRZ says you do. Many thanks again to the organizers. 72, CHUCK
AB3RU - Fun as always. 20 meters was working for a bit, then moved to 40. Lots of QRM, but made things happen like always.
W1SVU - Conditions not too bad on 20 and 40.. 80 meters was horrible.
K4KRW - Bands were a little noisier than last time. I still managed contacts on three bands though. As always, great fun. Thanks everyone!
KQ3Z - First time in ANY contest. Couldn't believe how many stations were on the air. I'LL BE BACK!!!! But with a better antenna. 35' of wire in a tree branch with a water bottle was not enough. Still was a lot of fun!!! 73's Bernie, KQ3Z
K9OSC - Very good conditions here on 20 and 40 meters tonight. Not nearly as much QRM as last month from non-Sprint stations. Great to work Jerry, W7GAH again. We've got a lot of really good operators in our Sprints which makes the activity a lot of fun. Look forward to seeing everyone again next month.
N3PDT - New job has kept me away from the sprint for quite a while. Good to be able to work one again. Good signals from all over tonight! Thanks everyone. Lots of fun. K2, 148' Inverted L, Soviet TKF key.
NT8P - The real challenge is how you can something out of almost nothing on a nite like this. Only got 15 tonight, but lots better than nothing. W8GY, Mark we did again, tnx. Don't have a working 20m dipole, so bottom of the pile with my good ole TH-4 for the 4 on 20. Thanks to all. 73 Ron E
KB8FE - Mild weather in Northern Ohio and the band was in good condition. I could hear many signals way off in the distance behind stronger stations. Finally got my inverted V up 35 feet and it seems to be working well.
AC8LJ - Crowded on 40m this eve. Look forward to the next one.
KB0ETU - Only had the last 45 minutes. Just started to get into the "swing of things" and it was time to quit. Ahhhhh, but next month is coming. Another fun sprint. 72, Phil .
W7GAH - Missed the last couple of sprints, good to get back to it. Strange night for me. Quite a few weak signals on 20M but long and few heard me. Went to 40M, also long with variable signals and some QSB. Again, had trouble being heard. John K3WWP had a pile-up on 40M when I heard him but no luck this time. Cheers & 73/72
NA4O - Oh my things were hopping tonight! Had fun sprinting and even worked a few other stations along the way.
WA2NYY - Tonight was 40m all the way. Started on 20 but it was noisy and no signals, 80 was'nt any better. Quickly moved to 40 and ran almost the entire 2 hours. A bit noisy but another good sprint. Had some good pileups where I had to ask for calls to sort things out. Breaking 40 QSOs is a good night for me. Lots of fun. It was good to work some new calls too. 72 Mark
K1IEE - Same as last month 20M was great for the first hour then went to 40M for the last hour. Had a good time. Thanks to all 73 Dick .
K3WWP - Wow, a hectic evening. First chasing W1AW in their two new states. I got MA at 0008Z, then chased VA fruitlessly until the time of the sprint. Got started a little late in the sprint and couldn't do anything on 20 for about 10 minutes, so I switched to 40 and after a slow start there, it picked up pretty good to the tune of 23 QSOs in the first hour. Then back to 20 for a couple QSOs and new SPCs in MO and FL. To 80 after that, but I was pretty much alone there so back to 40 till 0216Z. Now 80 has come alive with 11 QSOs in the last 14 minutes. After the sprint back to W1AW. Got them easily in VA on 80. OK, let's continue the frantic pace and get my DX streak QSO. Took a while, but finally got UA1CE on 20M for day #405 in a row with a DX QSO. Whew! Thanks to all for the QSOs. My noise was very bad, but I think I only missed one of you.
WG8Y - Hi all,Was tired from working in the yard so planned on working a few of the guys and calling it a nite.Once I started the sprint I forgot about being tired. Must have needed some RF.Hi Hi.20m sounded good here in NC.Worked 11 Q's the 1st hour.Some good S9 signals at the start.Went to 40m called CQ and cuaght my qrp bud ,Ron,NT8P and a few more. Worked a couple on 80m then checked 20m with a couple min. to go.Missed CO8CML but wotked WA5PQL,Phil in TX.Been a while since 20m was open here at the end of the sprint.As I'm typing this I stopped long enough to answer an OH6 calling on 14.060.Not in the cards tonite. All I got was a question mark from him. Tnx all.Had fun straining my ears listening to my 817 and beating up my cheapy Ameco key. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KN1H - What a lot of fun! Good conditions and lots of participants. My arm will need a month to recover!
KE9DR - KE9DR - Lots of strong NA signals on 20 tonight for first hour. QSB was effecting all three bands the second hour. Went to 40 last half hour, 80 was ruff, QSB,QRN and weak signals. As always lots of fun. 73 - Bert .
N7QR - A good time was had by all! FT840 dialed back to 5 W, Johnson Speed-x. (Some, no doubt including me, need practice sending digits in the member numbers clearer. Missed 3 digits out of 24.) 20 was good enough I didn't try the other bands. Tnx to all who pulled me out of the mud. .
N2CN - Some QRN on all bands, but many, many stations heard and worked, except for a few down in the noise that I couldn't make out (sorry, guys). Welcome to new members K1IX and K1EDG. Rig here is a K3, key this time was my old J-38.
KF7TDF - Another fun sprint, 20 meters had the lowest noise level and good signals coming in from the east coast tonight. The west coast was fairly quite until a little before 0200, then it came on like a lion. I heard lots of signals right at the noise floor but could not zero beat them to make a contact. sounded like we had a lot of hams working the sprint tonight. 73 to all and see you next month.
KA8HFN - Thanks for the QSO's and numbers. GL es 72,73, Larry KA8HFN .
K5GQ - Was on for 30 minutes and worked 11 stations. The band was in better shape. .
N8LA - Rig: Mighty Mantiz FX-2 (all 4.75"x2.375"x1.5" of it.) Power: 4 watts. Ant: 200' dipole up 35' fed with balanced line through MFJ-901B tuner. Key: Lionel J-38 (War Horse!) Rearranging my sty -- er shack, so only could get to FX-2 to put on air only on 40. Tried to use old Vanco SWR/Watt meter with it, but kept getting infinite SWR. Took it out of the line and got 1:1. 40 was jumpin'! First contact was ol' buddy Gregg WB8LZG; thanks Gregg, you showed me that the FX-2 was getting out. Small is beautiful fun, fun, fun! Thanks to all of my contacts, including NW2K whom I worked twice! .
K2YGM - Todays rain cleaned up my power line noise 100% giving me an opportunity to listen to a quiet 20 mtr band Managed to work some stations in the mid and far west part of the country. Jumped back and forth between 80 and 40 to take advantage of closer in stations.. It was nice working some new members as well as the usual sprint participants. Happy to put K3WWP and CO8CML in the log as well. Looking forward to next month already. 72 es DX Bob K2YGM
AB9YC - I only had a few minutes as I slipped away from other things. There seemed to be quite a few operating on 40M, and the band seemed in good shape. I made a few contacts and had to get back. Thanks to all. 73. .
N8XMS - A 5 AM start to the day, followed by a full day of babysitting a very active 3-year old, and a late arrival home, didn't leave a whole lot of energy for the sprint. I managed to fight my way through poor band conditions for a little while and made a few QSOs. But with facing the exact same schedule for the next day I threw in the towel early and headed for bed. Hopefully my schedule and the band conditions will align better for next month.
W1ZU - Second sprint and trying a new antenna. Lots of fun for a new CW op...
WB8ENE - Got a late start, but managed to make a few contacts using my newly built Peaberry V2 at 2 Watts. Had to transmit without a sidetone due to the latency of the setup. Not used to doing that. I'll have to build a code practice oscillator to hang on the key terminals for future use. Would have liked to try out 20 meters too, but by 9:44 when I started, the band was pretty dead already. Maybe next time. Anyway, thanks for the contacts on 40 meters, and see you in the next sprint. 73, Art
CO8CML - Very nice signals on 20m, mainly at the first hour of sprint.Sorry for those all stations that couldn't work me.Thanks everybody!!!.Hope see all the next sprint!!.
KQ1P - Good conditions. Came across W1AW/KP4 during the sprint and worked them too just for fun.
KA2KGP - Finally,, good band conditions on all 3 bands. Nice signals here in WNY. A good sprint. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft.
K4NVJ - Short time.
K9JWV - For us "really west of the Midwest" ops, another typical NAQC sprint - 20 meters "ok," while 40 and 80 were the pits 'cuz it's too early "out this way." Heard east coast and a few midwest stations on 40 (my antenna has great ears) but no one was hearing me. Oh well - it is what it is AND I thoroughly enjoy dusting off the straight key, albeit minus those "wrists of steel from the old days." .
VE3FUJ - I made only 4 contact in the 1/2 hr I had for radio tonight. condition were not too good here, I did surprisingly contact K3WWP which is a bit unusual as he is generally down in the noise. I put it up to the awkward distance between him and me. Brion 3011 .
VE3RCN - It was nice to not be working at the ship tonight. Thanks for the email reminder of the Sprint. I was able to operate off and on throughout the 2 hours. Lots of activity. Could not get AA7VW or VE5BCS at 0103z to hear me on 20m. I will most likely be operating off the submarine with CF3NAVY for the August sprint (same as 2010)except this time it is for the 100th anniversary of submarine service in the Royal Canadian Navy. This two hour slot will again be reserved for the QRP fraternity. 73, Kevin VE3RCN. .
WD4E - Lots of QRN here tonight but a very enjoyable sprint as usual. Tnx to AJ1DM for RI - don't hear that one very often! .
W5ODS - Another great Sprint in the log. Thanks to all, especially to the team that compiles the results. 73's .
VE2TH - Hi! Conditions much better here this time. Thank to all & see you again in the next one. All the very best, 72, Michel .
KB3AAG - Not much of a score this month! I was forced to operate from our club location and sure missed my 80mtr loop. My cabin/ham shack out in the holler burned last month! Total loss. I lost 3 qrp rigs and two 100 watt rigs plus two computers and all my logs about 20 years worth. Thankfully my k3 and key were riding in the passenger seat of my truck! Frank .
K2GLS - Only had a short time this month but 20 M was open and every QSO was a different state. Conditions on 20 M were low noise level and open to the west. K3/10, dipole at 25 feet, J38 key. .
WB8LZG - Hello agn sprinters! Fired up the trusy Argo 509 agn tonight. Really nice to hr 20 metres open agn. worked coast to coast on 20, then went to 40m fer a few more. Nice to work ol' friend Louis N8LA agn. The signals were plentiful but not very strong hr , yet the other end giving me gud reports ????? Also noted that condx seemed gud to New Englang area, yet i heard not a peep from the southland where i usually have a "beeline". I only got to play radio fer an hour but had a BLAST as usuall. See u all next month. 73 Gregg .
KC5NX - KC5NX Club Station back with WB5UDA as control operator...running 5 watts into a Yagi at 45'... Worked 20 meters only for hour and 15 minutes...28 QSOs/25 members....Lots of LOUD signals.. S9 and a bit..The Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Cuba found me.. Was careful to use the correct number this time.. 20 meters went to sleep and I shut it down..72/73 to all -- enjoyed it.. Jay WB5UDA sk .
N8NH - My first sprint, only had time for one QSO had to go to work. .
KF7WNS - 20 meters was in good shape. Only had the last half hour to work, but enjoyable as always. 72 til next month, Gary. .
WA5PQL - This was my 2nd Sprint. Had fun, but bands were poor here in Texas. .
K1IX - Third sprint & getting better each time ! .
W2JEK - Got on late. Nothing on 20. Found 40 very busy. At the end went to 80. Lots of fun. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W to end fed wire. Signal Electric key. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135 .
AC8JW - Very good conditions had a blast. .
AA7VW - I was unable to spend the entire time in the sprint but enjoyed what time I could. 20 meters seemed very good again. It was good to hear some action coming from call area 7. Looking forward to the next sprint. .
VE5BCS - I think that was my best sprint. Lots of stations on band was good till last 15 min. .
KU4A - Hockey prevented me from spending more than about a half hour. 40m seemed in good shape. Thanks for all the Qs .
N8BB - Had some fun tonight but got crowded around the center frequencies, enjoyed the contacts with friends again. KX3 dipole .
WX4RM - Well, with the long skip tonite, 20 meters was the bread and butter band for me here in Blue Ridge Mtns of NC. I never even heard another "4" station, sigs must have gone right over them. Working Cuba and 2 VE stations, California and Utah kept me mostly on this band. Switched to 40 and found lots of stations, but my signal was weak, only 5 qsos by members with really good ears!! I really enjoy these sprints!!! .
K0ALN - Missed a bunch of sprints due to knee replacement - then complications due to infection - then birth of 1st grandchild. Boy, life keeps getting in the way of Ham Radio! So good to be back, but I was a bit rusty! Great to see 20 open so long. Signals were loud on 40 - think I should have checked that earlier! Nice to work CO8CML before I had to quit for the night. Hope to be back regularly again from now on. .
K0EUN - I missed completing a handful of contacts because of QSB. Thanks to those those who gave me multiple, patient attempts! Having my car facing east this month was better that direction compared to last month. Another great contest with decent conditions. .
AJ1DM - My first ever NAQCC Sprint. It was lots of fun. Thanks for doing this! 73 es gud qrp .
N5GW - I was on vacation staying in a Cumberland Plateau cabin in TN with the xyl, dog and cat. Using a J38 to KX3 and a hb tuner and cfz at 50' apex in an oak tree, I was able to work several members on 20 and 40, but nothing on 80 which was QRNish. I heard W2SH on 80, but he couldn't hear me. 20 was open to some extent the entire sprint, kinda replacing 80 this time of year. CU all next time. 72, Gene .
N4MJ - Fun as usual. 20m still dying early. .
W8RTJ - Been awhile since last sprint forget how much fun it is. Thanks to all believe only one signal I couldn't dig out, many really great signals. 72 JIM W8RTJ
K3EMS - Lost a couple contacts due to QRM- seems to be an ongoing fact of life during some of the more popular sprints. .
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. More than half of my QSOs were on 20, with 15 on 40, and 6 on 80. Lots of strong signals but NW2K on 40 was LOUD. Had a few two-banders and worked WD4E on all three bands. Great two hours on the radio here in Albany! Thanks to all. 72, Will, NQ2W
KB1UOH - The UCON game won out. I will try to do better next month. 72 .
W4UX - Not quite as much participation as last month. My 5th contact was with Walt, W2IQX, who is a non-member. Spent about 15 minutes explaining what I was doing and what NAQCC is. Maybe we can get a new member. Thanks for the contacts.
WB0USI - my first log - be gentle .
W2SH - On 20m QSOs were possible up to the close, but with increasing difficulty. 40m certainly seemed to be the "money band", but a few peeks around 7.030 mHz didn't reveal any NAQCC activity at that particular niche; it all stayed 10 kHz higher in "QRM Alley". The summer QRN blues really haven't yet arrived for 80m, and it was unfairly neglected. My final QSO was there with John, K3WWP, supplying my PA multiplier.
W6FPS - Thanks to everyone for the contacts, a special thanks to Ken VE7KBN who pulled out my 339 signal. All my contacts were on 20 meters. I didn't hear anyone on 40. Hope to hear more stations next month.
VE7KBN - 20m started slow, improved and then died at this QTH. Used my HB1B . Thanks to everyone and see you next time--
WI5H - Worked a few stations and had a good time. Spent most of the time soldering surface mount ICs on my prototype QSD receiver board while listening to 20 meters. 73, Mike
AD7TN - Finally all the snow is gone in MI! Condx was very good especially on 20m, and it was the best Sprint I've ever had! Made 20 QSOs with 17 multipliers. TS-570V(5W) + 45' Random Wire in the attic. Tnx all and CU next month. Noz-AD7TN
VE3NWN - My first Sprint!!! Will continue entering and improve. Appreciate the Sprints - Hi, Hi .
K9FO - My first sprint in a while. Also my first attempt with a sideswiper key. About 6 months ago I got a Bencher wired as a sideswiper from an estate sale and off and on been trying to learn. Still not ready for prime time but went ahead anyway. Sorry if I blew out your ears. hihi. I was on 40 only for one hour and never ran out of victims! 73/72, Will K9FO
K4JPN - Murphy struck again, last month I managed to delete the log, this month my relay which selects my antenna, decided to stick open after the 2nd QSO. Oh, wait till next month. 72, Steve K4JPN .
WD0K - Good conditions for a change. That changes everything. 72's Rich
AA2VG - Stayed only a short time on 20 meters but had fun as usual. 73 Peter AA2VG
WB4UHC - Really nice sprint but did not hear as many stations on 40 & 80 so ended up calling CQ a lot. Thanks to all who answered. Propagation was strange (again!) no deep South or SW stations heard.Nice to work John K3WWP and N5GW on vacation.
AB8SA - Good time as always. Look forward to the next one.
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RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 0030-0230Z
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