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Jun 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#116)

Final Results

K3WWP Comments - Everything is now final as the time for appeal is over. Nothing can be changed now.
118 (including one late log) logs is excellent considering conditions, QRM, and QRN. Thanks for your dedication to our sprints and our club. You should be proud of yourselves. We certainly are proud of you.

N2CN Comments - The final log count stands at 117. Thank you all for your participation.

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N1DN     16   16  32   10  320  x2   640  Dipole at 50 feet
N2CN     21   21  42   15  630       630  G5RV@60'
W1ZU     18   18  36    8  288  x2   576  125' Doublet - 40' at center
NR1D     20   20  40   14  560       560  40 meter loop
K1EDG    16   16  32   11  352 x1.5  528  OCFD @ 75'
K1IEE    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  OCF long wire@30'
KB1UOH   13   13  26    8  208  x2   416  Dpl@14'
K1IX     11   11  22    7  154 x1.5  231  HB OCFD dipole @35'
KQ1P      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Loop at 25'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NW2K     59   57 116   29 3364  x2  6728  Dpl @40'
K2YGM    52   51 103   30 3090  x2  6180  80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV 
W2SH     26   25  51   18  918  x2  1836  270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76'V + 90'H
WA2NYY   34   34  68   13  884  x2  1768  80m OCF Dipole at 35'
KA2KGP   14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  Dipole up 25 ft.
N2ESE    20   20  40   12  480       480  80m.OCF@25ft.
N2SO     11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  Folded Dipole Inv V @ 32ft
W2JEK    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  20m gnd pl., 40 m end fed, both at 20 ft
WA2JSG   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Vertical elevated at 10'
AA2VG     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Carolina Windom  80 meters at 45 feet
WA2FBN    8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Dipole@30ft
K2JT      7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Dpl@25'
K2QPN     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  260 FT WINDOM
KG2LO     5    5  10    4   40 x1.5   60  Dpl@30
KC2MJT    2    2   4    2    8         8  G5RV@20' 
$KD2MX    6    6  12    2   24  x2    48  600' loop@30'
!KC2YNC   3    3   6    2   12        12  Not given

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP    31   31  62   20 1240  x2  2480  20m attic dpl, attic rnd wire
KD3CA    15   15  30   14  420  x2   840  OCF 132 ft Windom @33 ft
AB3RU    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  18' Vertical, G7FEK@33'
KB3AAG    8    8  16    8  128       128  Dpl@20ft
AK3X      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  40M inverted vee @25'
KG3W      7    7  14    6   84        84  44 foot doublet ,inv v at 28 feet.
WB3T      5    5  10    3   30        30  40m Homebrew Wire Vertical

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WB4UHC   26   26  52   16  832  x2  1664  80 invV@30'
N4FZ     26   26  52   15  780  x2  1560  Dipole @35'
KG4UPO   21   21  42   17  714  x2  1428  Doublet at 40 feet
W4DUK    25   25  50   14  700  x2  1400  End-fed Zepp @ 20'
AF4LB    22   22  44   15  660  x2  1320  Dipole @ 55 feet
K4ZGB    22   22  44   14  616  x2  1232  4BTV vertical
K4ORD    34   33  67   17 1139      1139  80M V @30'. 40M dipole @35'
K4KRW    18   17  35   11  385  x2   770  Dipole@25ft
WX4RM    15   14  29   13  377  x2   754  6BTV gnd mtd vert
KR4OE    21   20  41   15  615       615  Cushcraft 5 band vert, 40 meter dipole
WB4MNK   21   20  41   13  533       533  Gnd mtd vert
K3RLL    18   18  36   12  432       432  AFTER DARK VERTICAL
K4EOR    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  G5RV 30 ft high
K4ARQ    11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  EF Zepp @ 50'
AI4SV     8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Attic dipole 40m; gnd mtd vert 80m
KK4BNC   11   11  22    8  176       176  20 and 40 m dpls @ 30 and 40 ft
W4KRN     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  InvV@50'
WG8Y      7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  HB 20M EFHW @30' Jacktite Vert.
WA4ZOF    6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  40 mtr loop @ 25ft
NA4O      7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  Dipole@40'
AE4FZ     6    6  12    6   72        72  G5RV@40'
WD4EXI    6    6  12    6   72        72  Dipole@25"
K4NVJ     5    5  10    4   40 x1.5   60  Dipole @ 30 ft
KU4A      5    4   9    5   45        45  Slp dipole @ 40'
W4LDA     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl@25'
K3IRV     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  ZS6BKW at 30'

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N5GW     39   37  76   18 1368  x2  2736  CFZ @ 40'
W5TVW    25   25  50   12  600  x2  1200  115ft end fed wire at 20 feet
KE5YUM    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  Inverted v at 30'
AE5KA     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  GROUND MOUNTED TRAP VERTICAL
NF5U      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  G5RvpV@30'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WK6L     18   17  35   15  525  x2  1050  Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M
W6FPS     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Trapped 20m/40m Vertical
K6MGO     8    7  15    5   75  x2   150  Indoor 50' doublet
K6CSL     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Delta Loop, Dipole, Vertical, Horiz. Loo
NS3C      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dpl@20
KA6AIL    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  40mt dipole @30'

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K9JWV    28   27  55   22 1210  x2  2420  Windom style up 30'
WB4SPB   16   16  32   13  416  x2   832  44' doublet@25'
WD7Y     15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  DOBLET @ 30'
WU7F      8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Inv-Vee @ 33'
AA7VW     7    6  13    6   78  x2   156  G5RV at 70'
KF7WNS    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Inv Vee @ 35'
AA7CU     6    6  12    5   60        60  Mobile 6' whip at 12' using 8 radials
K5TRI     4    4   8    2   16  x2    32  OCF Dipol@30ft.
N7QR      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Gnd mtd Butternet HF6V vert w/o radials

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WB8LZG   27   26  53   20 1060  x2  2120  Dpl @ 30'
KD8RUQ   31   29  60   14  840  x2  1680  Inv vee alpha delta dx-cc 40ft.
NT8P     13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  DPL@25FT 40M AND 80M 
KB3CXQ   13   12  25    9  225  x2   450  Car wdm 80 & Hus 4BTV
AC8LJ     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Fan dpl @ 35' & DL @ 50'
AC8JW    11   11  22   10  220       220  End Fed Halfwave
AD7TN     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  45' Random Wire in the attic
NF8M      7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  80m OCF dpl @35ft
KB8FE     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Dpl@35'
KC8AAG    9    9  18    5   90        90  Mini g5rv @  30'
N8XMS     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  R7 Vertical
WB8ENE    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  102' ladder line fed doublet @ 15'
N8BB      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole @ 40'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K9EYT    18   18  36   12  432  x2   864  43 ft Vertical grd mounted
W9CC     13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  6BTV
KA9FQG   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  G5RV @ 37ft
AB9YC     3    3   6    3   18        18  Dipole @ 25'
KC9UNL    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Gnd Mtd Vert 
W9ILF     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  Ground mounted vertical

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N0TA     51   50 101   27 2727  x2  5454  Doublet @30'
K9OSC    31   31  62   15  930  x2  1860  CF Zepp @ 30'
KD0V     24   23  47   14  658  x2  1316  Cf zepp@50'
WB0PYF   23   21  44   14  616  x2  1232  Dipole @ 55'
K0EUN    20   20  40    9  360  x2   720  Car-mounted Hamstick 20/40
N8LA     13   12  25   11  275  x2   550  Dpl@35'
K0MIS     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  OCF dipole - 25' high
NU0S      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Hustler BTV4 gnd mtd vert
K0FNR     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  End-fed vertical dipole in fir tjree

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE7YU    18   18  36   14  504       504  20 Meter Extended Zepp at 60'
VE3FUJ   11   10  21    9  189  x2   378  G5RV @ 50'
VE3DTI    9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  43 ft. vertical  wire
VE5BCS    6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  Loop 25ft in trees
VE2DDZ    3    3   6    3   18        18  End-fed random wire @ 30'
VA3KOT    2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  OCF dpl@30'

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
CO8CML    9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Inverted "V" dipole @ 21 feet

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W2GN     39   39  78   24 1872      1872  80 dipole,40 delta loop array, 20 yagi
N4MJ     32   31  63   15  945       945  3 ele yagi @ 60'
NQ2W     21   20  41   14  574       574  Mini beam @25', inv V @40', grd mtd vert
W3NP      4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  KLM KT-34A @ 50'

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Top Straight Key Scorer (x2)NW2K
Top Bug Scorer (x1.5)K1EDG
Top Keyer/Other Scorer (x1)W2GN
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First time entrant high scorerKD8RUQ
Paddle/bug handle - K1/K2 knob insert drawingWD4EXI

Logs submitted: 118
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 156 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,610
States represented: 39 + BC ON QC SK + CM SM

SILVER LOGS - 103 of 117 (perfectly formatted):
If you're not listed as a SILVER LOG or your posted score is different from what you computed and wish to know why, we'll tell you if you ask before 2400Z the second Sunday after the sprint. Email pix_email_naqcc (1K) with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".

K2QPN - Rig was a KX3 5 watts. Antenna 260 ft Carolina Wyndom.

N8XMS - I only had 30 minutes to play and during that time I only made 5 QSOs so it doesn't look like I missed to much by having to shut down early. Band conditions were not very good and participation seemed to be way down. I hope that we will still be able to hit 100+ logs. 73, Paul

KC2MJT - After the second interruption I just conceded defeat. Thanks for the nice exchange Dennis, nice to slow the sprint down once in a while. We should have a slow sprint night that requires we actually have a chat with each member.

VA3KOT - First sprint; new CW op. What fun. Looking forward to the July sprint. TU. .

KB3CXQ - Noisy condx with storms coming in. Good sprint though, esp. for QRP

WB4MNK - Had a one hour blast. Thanks to all that called me. 72, Art WB4MNK

KA9FQG - Thunderstorms heading in cut my sprint time short tonight but 20m was alive and well. 40m had lots of non-sprint CW activity but that's a good thing; nice to hear the bands full of signals.

K5TRI - Pretty bad conditions. Very high noise on both 20m and 40m. Thanks for the few contacts I made. Maybe next time conditions will be better. 73 de Mike K5TRI

K3RLL - Early K2 to "After Dark Vertical": 20 meters was really good here tonight, and probably everywhere but I didn't realize why until I went down to 40 and saw what was going on there. Thanks for the contacts and special thanks to KR4OE for his patience. Biggest signals of the evening here were K9EYT & AC8LJ. 72 ... Don

AB3RU - Spent most of the sprint on 20 and tried a new vertical antenna today. Did the last 30 minutes or so on 40 but lots of noise from the W1AW stations. Fun night as always.

WA2JSG - Thanks to all that contacted me. Here IC-703, turned down to 5 watts off a 12v jumper box into an all-band vertical (elevated). Big ole Kent KT-1 Straight Key.

WB0PYF - Ran the KX3 again, thanks for all the qrp contacts, 72, Ray .

WB3T - 40 was packed tonight and I couldn't fit a QSO in edgewise. I still have trouble making contacts on 80 with a quarter wave 40m vertical and tuner although it loads up fine. 20 was a little batter and I managed a handful of contacts. Still fun to be in the hunt though! Thanks to everyone and see you next time. EQ: HW-9 with all station accessories. After more than a quarter century, still a great rig!

N0TA - Used my KD1JV MTR tonight and had a bunch of fun, all on 20m. Its always amazing to me how well that little rig works. Thanks for the Q's! MTR, doublet & Gen Log.

KC9UNL - Too much QRN here in IL tonite. First time in this sprint. Will be back agn. .

N2SO - Hi, this was my first submission this year. I had a great time. Worked Stations from VT and NH in the north to NC and VA in the South and MI & OH in the West. Only 40 meters this evening. A lot of pileups in the band due to W1AW centennial. 73, Charles Staten Island NY.

K3WWP - Utterly horrid conditions. Two, maybe three different noise sources attacking from all sides. W1AW and another contest of some sort on 40 meters. Propagation not all that great with rapid deep QSB on 20M. Sigs from S9 down to nil in under a few seconds. Still it was a lot of fun fighting the above to make contacts. Builds character. HI Especially enjoyed 20 where most of my QSOs were made. Nice to work folks out west there I haven't worked in a while. 20 also had short skip to WV and VA. Very interesting band tonight. Might be a real push to make it to 100 logs if most other folks had conditions like mine and didn't stick it out like I did. Thanks to all I worked. Apologies to those who may have tried, but I couldn't copy.

K4KRW - Tonight was the first time I tried to hold a frequency in one of these sprints. The conditions were not the best here. But, I still had a great time. I managed contacts on three bands. Most of my contacts were on 40. Thanks everyone!

AI4SV - Joined last 45 minutes. It's been a while, glad to get back into a sprint and to see some new (to me) member call signs. Heard stations on 20m, but no responses. 40 and 80m both seemed reasonable; 40m cleared up somewhat in the last ten minutes. 72! - Jack

N2CN - 20 was pretty good. 80 and 40, not so much.

WA2NYY - Tonight was work. Started on 20 and made one qso, had high noise level here and moved to 40. Lots of CQing and some S&P. Heard a lot of NY and NJ tonight. Moved to 80 and worked another three, then back to 40. Conditions didnt seem as good as previous sprints, though I missed last month. My fist was a bit shaky for the first 20 minutes but then I got back into the groove. Down on the mults tonight but managed to break 30 qsos. 72 de Mark.

NT8P - Goal was 10 on the noisy band with another contest and dx going on. Got 13. Mark, WG8Y Sorry I missed you tonight Ron

W1ZU - I had very high noise levels at my QTH tonight. That combined with my new CW skills meant I needed lots of repeats! Thank you to all who answered my CQ and for your patience!! This was my third sprint and my first with the straight key - sorry everyone! HiHi

KG3W - Got home late from mother in laws 89th birthday dinner. Love her dearly. Got lucky in the mother in law department. HI! Only had 30 minutes to play. Band sounded scratchy but storms moving in soon. Had fun and will be here for all of the milliwatt coming up. 72 de Scotty KG3W .

KB3AAG - Well when the snake bites he just keeps chewing! Tonite I operated from the WA3COM radio room [they knew I had lost my shack to a fire so invited me to use their room and rig] My first contact was on forty but when I entered it I found I was in some w/w ssb contest! I had to reset and lost him! Then at 109 the time stopped running! I have used the program in over 50 sprints and never had any of these problems before! So there will not be a silver log tonight. I hope I wont keep any one from there's. If anyone says they worked me they did all of the people I worked were solid but I sure wasn't! frank .

K6CSL - Wow! Solar Flux 161 + 2 X class Flares since 11:00Z yesterday. I figured conditions would be bad. No, even though I was a half hour late to the party, QRP stations all over the place. I stayed on 20, figuring I wouldn't do nearly a swell on 40, as on 2o. I did lose 2 QSO's in the QSB. TNX to W2SH and K4ORD for the try's. Very fun sprint. 73's and good night to all, from the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL .

KF7WNS - 20M was in good shape…wish I had more than the last 20 minutes to work. Looking forward to next week with the mW sprint...see you then. 72, Gary .

VE3DTI - Glad to be back... Rig: KX3 ant 5W. Ant: 43 ft. vertical wire. Key: Scheunemann Kleine. 73 to All. Jose VE3DTI, NAQCC Nr. 6008. .

KA6AIL - I am glad I made these 5 Q's. The band here on the left coast where not very good. C U next month 72/73 .

W5TVW - 20 meters seem to be the only busy band tonight! Listened a few minutes on 40 and nothing. 80 meters has very heavy QRN. signals were not the greatest on 20, but there seemed to be more than last sprint. Heavy rain at times locally but no static. The FT-817 seems to be doing a creditable job anyway considering. Wish the band was more lively Maybe next time will be better. This is second time I have done this in almost 10 years since my stint as "caregiver" to my now "SK" XYL. See you guys next time.

KC8AAG - Thanks! I had fund working in my first sprint, even if I could only participate in the 2nd hour. .

N4FZ - I used a 20m dipole instead of my vertical this time, several stations called me but were just too weak to work. The logging program gave me fits for some reason, and I'm having a rough time updating the member list into Genlog. It was fun to use the KD1JV tribander again, it's been too long! I enjoyed working each one one you, and sorry if I missed you. Maybe next Sprint! 73 Gene

AD7TN - I started about an hour late and made only 7 QSO this month. Love my LNR Precision's SKCC Club Key. 72/73 de AD7TN Noz .

K9EYT - Again 20 meters was good here in the midwest, lots of QRN heavy rain so 40 and 80 had to much noise . Rig KX3, ZeroFive 43 ft vertical, Lionel J38 key that I've used for 53 years. 72 C U next week for the QRPP sprint. Ray

NF8M - Despite a solar storm and the W1AW/5 AR operation cutting our watering hole in half, 40 was decent. Only had less than an hour between meetings and errands so didn't spend as much time as I would have liked. 72 till next time. .

N4MJ - As always - FUN. 20m was better this round than in the past several sprints.

NW2K - Good conditions on all bands, although 40 was a bit crowded (27 Q's on 20, 27 on 40, 7 on 80). NAQCC has great Ops! 5W, fan dipole at 40 feet.

W4LDA - Great conditions on 20 but thunderstorms kept me off off the air.

AB9YC - There was a large rain system parked over the Chicago area tonight. I couldn't hear very much. Even the W1AW operations were very weak into my location. So it goes. See you again next month.

WB8LZG - Hey agn fellow sprinters! I used the trusy ol ARGO 509 agn this sprint. WOW ! condx were really super this month, but a bit unusall propagation. Nothing heard from Southland around GA , AL , Fla. where i usually work many stations. But 20m was open so i started there. It was tough gg on 20 so i went to 40 after 2 Q's. 40m was HOT! I had a nice run going on the QRP calling freq. I ran into several ol friends there. Brothers Louis N8LA ,Charles W2SH, es Frank NF8M, as well as Sister Karen W4KRN ! A BIG welcome to 2 newer members i worked, NR1D # 7145 es VA3KOT # 7155 . Glad to have u aboard gents es hope to see u in many more sprints. I only had till abt 10pm to PLAY , so i tryed 20 agn to find it was open still. A few CQ's strated a little run there too, es i worked 8 more new mults as a result. Wish i could have run the whole sprint. I think i may have gotten close to my personal best score! Had a great time! see u all in the mw sprint ! 73 ,GREGG WB8LZG

K9JWV - Acceptable condx on 20. Went to 40, heard lots of activity but never heard one CQ NA!

KA2KGP - Band conditions were poor here in WNY. QRN was high & hard to hear calls. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. See everyone on the mW sprint .

KD0V - My experience mirrored K3WWP's, but only heard two stations in the Sprint on 40M and they were far to weak to attempt to work through the QSB and QRN. The mW Sprint next week should be very interesting. Merlin - KD0V

WB8ENE - Rig is Peaberry V2 SDR at about 3 watts. Not much heard here on 20, so I made all of my contacts on 40. See you next time. 73, Art .

VE5BCS - 20 was ok lot qsb 40 was not good very little on cu next week .

WX4RM - Those X class solar flares making high noise levels got me good! But was able to work a lot of new callsigns, and was heard on the west coast, which doesn't happen too often. .

KQ1P - Cdx very poor hr for sprint, QSB, QRN, etc. but made a few QSO's.

AC8JW - Band conditions not all that great, but lots of people this doing the sprint.

WA2FBN - Always fun to work sprint. Thanks to all who were able to pull my signal out. 73 Ken

KD2MX - I got to the shack for just the last minutes of the sprint. A quick listen on 40 found nothing but noise. Heard one weak one on 80 so I didn't expect much. Called a quick CQ and ran off a quick six Qs. Only this morning did I notice that I had not adjusted the power output on the FT897 and had run at 20W making for my first ever QRO entry in a sprint.

WD7Y - Thanks for another Sprint Ed/WD7Y

K2YGM - Hello to all. After experiencing poor band conditions all week due to solar flares etc, I was surprised to hear reasonably good condx on 20M.. I started there and after working through the many stations calling me there, switched to 40 where I found pileups for W1AW around our center frequency.. Conditions there were also noisy and I didn't stay there long.. Had a few contacts on 80 but left there and went back to 20 only to find that skip went long and I was now hearing the west coast and nearby states.. Happy to work K6CSL and NS3C both in CA, K9JWV and WU7F both in UT, and one DX CO8CML in the mix also. I believe this sprint resulted in my all time high QSO count of 52 which was rewarding as well. Also worked was Don, K3RLL on both 20 and 40M with his "After hours vertical".. Nice going Don Not to be un-mentioned and plugging away was John K3WWP who always has a nice signal here on Long Island.. Thanks again John for all the work you do for the organization.. Thats it. Very long winded this time. 72 & DX Bob K2YGM

N8BB - Qrn was not fun. .

WB4SPB - I operated from my front porch using batteries, an HB1B and SOTA antenna. I wanted to hang the antenna between two trees, but throwing the line did not go well, and after finally getting a good line into one tree, I found a place on the house to attach the other support. So: 90 min to set up, 30 min to take down -- needs work but good practice. The only participating station I heard on 40M was VE7YU, who answered my CQ.

K6MGO - Both 20m and 40m were open although noisy and made one of my best scores sofar. Lots of fun using my K3 to indoor doublet in the garage rafters.

W4KRN - Did not hear as many stations as usual, but the stn's I did hear had strong signals. Things to all I worked. Hope to cu next month. 72

CO8CML - Again a nice sprint.Worked only the first hour, electrical storm made me get out.Thanks to all stations that came to my call.See you next sprint!!!

K0EUN - Enjoyed excellent 20m conditions. Couldn't compete with the other contest going on 40m.

W2JEK - Got on late. Had 3 qso on 20. Then QSB and QRN set in and was unable to pull WB0PYF through - sorry Ray. Went to 40 for 8 QSO amid the pile ups for the special event stations. All in all was fun despite the challenges. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

KU4A - Not a whole lot of signals on 40, but the ones I heard were strong.

N5GW - I had the KX3 and J38 running again. 20M was the band I thought would be the best - Man! was I correct. 40M was heavy QRN from local storms. Even worse, when I took a quick listen to 40 later in the sprint, W1AW/5 in AR was calling very near 7040(the QRSS beacon frequency and the former(?)QRP calling frequency)and listening up. That was strike three for that band. But I am not complaining, as there are a lot more hams looking for W1AW/ than there are QRP sprinters. I was just glad 20M was in fine shape the entire sprint.

NU0S - Took a short brake from planting pumpkins to operate radio great fun I heard K3WWP on 20m but the band went bust on me. Still need a better computer genlog is not working properly... 72 Scotty NU0S Nebraska #3715

KB1UOH - It was a tough night with the DXers and qrn. always nice to hear the stations in ME that I usually get. .

KR4OE - It sure was fun and a good warm-up for Field Day. Thanks to all who worked me. The bands were noisy here and had to put with some bad qrm-ers but that only made the challenge greater. Long live qrp and cw.

WG8Y - Hi all,Ran portable while in Jackson,TN.Mother-in-law went into intensive care Sat. nite.Loaded the car and drove over Sunday.Always have the 817 & portable backpack ready to go.Good thing.Mother-in-law doing better.In Rehab. Got back from rehab center in time to throw up the Jacktite pole & the HB 20M EFHW and work app. last half hour. Glad 20M was still open here in it was to dark to put up anything for 40M. I sent TN. 3 times on every Q so hope everyone got it.Sorry Ron,NT8P,couldn't get on 40 or 80 to listen for you.I sat in the car an put the Key on the console and cranked out 8 Q's.Thanks guys for hearing me. Hope I'm able to get back home for the QRP/p Sprint.If not ,I'll set up something for 40M during the day.Hi Hi. 72 From Jackson,TN. WG8Y/P Mark

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5 W 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. Interesting conditions...only a few strong signals...only 2 QSOs on 40...20 was open everywhere (but weakly)...80 was very short. Still, a very enjoyable evening. Thanks to all the participants and thanks to the organizers. Be safe during Field Day. 72, Will, NQ2W

AA2VG - Back home in New York. Jumped in for a while and was glad to make contacts. 73 Peter AA2VG

KB8FE - Conditions were not great here in northern Ohio. 20 meters was not as good as the previous sprint so I remained on 40 meters. Some stations were very strong, others very weak. I did not hear as many stations as I expected to hear. Thanks to NAQCC for the Email heads-up about the sprint taking place that night!

AK3X - I usually stick to 40M for the sprints, but since my DSW-20 was all set to go, I used that for this one. Only had about 45 minutes and even that was broken up by short chores.. Had fun.. 20 was somewhat messy with lots of sigs on top of each other. That's what makes it fun. 72 til next month. Peter

AC8LJ - Had to bow out 30 minutes in due to a major storm in the area. Was a great 30 minutes, though!

AA7VW - Amazing how the QSB was so deep and fast. .

VE3FUJ - I enjoyed the sprint up until the QRM started a few mins after 0100, all of a sudden stns popped up out of nowhere and completely filled the band, I could no longer make heads or tail of it, stns where doubled up in a Gopledegoop. I listened for a while then gave up. Brion

N8LA - KX-3, 5W, Dipole up 35 ft, American Morse Enterprises KK1 hand key. Still trying to figure out KX-3 that arrived last week. Using KK1 hand key that recently assembled from kit purchased at FDIM. Had to phone Elecraft to find out how to set KX-3 to work with hand key. After about six attempts to wire stereo plug for key, finally got it to work only if plug partially inserted into jack. Time for sprint to begin but could not figure out how to make KX-3 transmit. After much cussing and stomping, finally got it to transmit. 20 was good, even worked WB0PYF, KX-3/KX-3 across town on 20. 40 was overrun by W1AW/whatever and stations trying to work them. Was told to QSY by station whose KW was being being covered up by my 5W CQ!! 80? Nada! Adult supervision (XYL) phoned from Louisville to check on me in middle of sprint. Nonetheless, was fun: CA and OR on 20 and brother Gregg, WB8LZG, only 40 contact. Tnx to all and hope to work you in mw sprint. Lou .


W2SH - QRM on a fairly noisy 40m was heavy, with a W1AW surrogate operating near 7.030 mHz and another all around 7.040 mHz. 20m was the place to be. It stayed open and with increasing darkness the skip zone lengthened. As a consequence, 80m was neglected.

KG4UPO - 20 meters was hot for me here in Virginia. Was delighted to work all but especially pleased for the folks on the west coast who dug my RF out of the soup. Battery powered Elecraft K2 @ 5 watts and my trusty J-38 key. You would think that QRP would stop amazing me ...... but it still amazes me every time! Thanks again for all the help from a great group. 73, Wiley

N7QR - FT840, Johnson Speedx key. 80 and 40 dead. 20 had slow QSB. Worked a couple but couldn't get a confirmation, lost 'em after the first turnover. Wait 'til next time!

K4NVJ - Short of time, still had fun. Condx seemed good. .

K4ORD - 40M was fairly good here in VA signals up and down, moved to 20M later and found long and short skip was surprised to hear John, K3WWP from PA heard OR and CA who got my call but just couldn't get the exchange. Best DX worked were UT & CO. I have missed several of these sprints lately nice to be back lots of fun, had to quit early this time due to having to get up early and take down our club Antennas at the Red Cross building as they are moving. thanks to all 72/73 Riley

W3NP - Wasn't up to the sprint but I did fire the K2-10 up for a few minutes and worked 4 stns. I didn't realize that I was on the yagi until I finished - I thought it seemed awfully easy to make the contacts!! Big difference between the gain ant and my usual CF Zepp. 72 de West Virginia

WB4UHC - Had a good time but the QRN from storms was bad. One of the first QSOs was with Dan AF4LB accross the creek from me all of 2200'. Prop was strange to me again no FL, TX or much of the MidWest. Thanks to all for a nice evening.

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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:
Wednesday, June 11, 2013 0030-0230Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.

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