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Jul 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#117)

Final Results

K3WWP Comments - All scores are now final and no more appeals can be accepted. One late log revised our total to 115. That's impressive considering the very poor conditions in most of the country. Congratulations to all of you who participated and reported your results thus keeping our NAQCC sprints probably the most popular 2 hour weekday sprints in ham radio today.

It was interesting to note here and in a couple of soapbox comments that the bands picked up that evening AFTER our sprint was over. Also they were good here Friday and Saturday evenings in the same time period as our sprint. Did we do something to displease the propagation gods? HI.

Thanks to Corey for another fine job with the results page updates. It's nice to have great helpers like Cory, Andy, and Ki.

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H     18   18  36   14  504  x2  1008  End Fed Wire @50'
K1IEE    17   17  34   14  476  x2   952  OCF long wire @30'
N1JI     11   11  22   10  220  x2   440  40m Delta Loop
K1IX      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  HB OCFD 136" @36'
KB1UOH    9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  Vertical
W1ZU      7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  125' Doublet - 40' at center
K1EDG     8    8  16    7  112 x1.5  168  OCFD @65'
KQ1P      7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  Loop @30'
N5WVR     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  InvV @60', OCF @20'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W2SH     40   39  79   25 1975  x2  3950  270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76'V + 90'H
WA2JSG   18   18  36   11  396  x2   792  Vertical elevated @10'
N2ESE    24   24  48   16  768       768  80mtr OCF@25ft
KA2KGP   16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  Dpl @25'
K2YGM    21   21  42   15  630       630  20/40 G5RV @40'
W2JEK    16   16  32    9  288  x2   576  20m gnd plane on roof, 40/80 end fed 
K2JT      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Dpl 
KG2LO     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Dpl @30'
KD2MX     3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  600' loop @30'
KQ2RP     3    3   6    3   18        18  random wire @35'
!N2CX    14   13  27    8  216       216  ef wire

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KA3IHS   30   30  60   20 1200  x2  2400  160M CF Zepp @38', Gnd Mtd Trap Vert. 
KB3AAG   38   37  75   18 1350      1350  Dipole @20'
K3WWP    20   18  38   14  532  x2  1064  ~110' attic rnd wire, attic 20M dpl
AB3RU    17   17  34   13  442  x2   884  18' wire vertical, G7FEK @22'
K2DEP    16   16  32   13  416  x2   832  G5RV @30'
KQ3Z     10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Sloping 135' Doublet @30'
K3RLL    10   10  20    9  180       180  G5RVjr @35'
N3AEA     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  OCF, inv V, @20', tilted
AK3X      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  40M inv vee @25'
KG3W      2    2   4    2    8         8  44 foot doublet ,inv v at 28 feet

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4ORD    50   49  99   19 1881      1881  80M V @30'. 40M dipole @35'
W4VAB    34   34  68   20 1360      1360  Full wave delta loop @35' 
KR4OE    23   22  45   15  675  x2  1350  40 mtr dipole@40 ft, vertical@20 ft
WX4RM    21   21  42   14  588  x2  1176  4BTV gnd mtd vert
K4ZGB    21   20  41   14  574  x2  1148  4BTV vertical, 40m dipole 50'
K4KRW    22   22  44   13  572  x2  1144  End fed 1/2 wave sloped
NA4O     19   18  37   14  518  x2  1036  Dpl @40'
WB4UHC   19   19  38   13  494  x2   988  80M Inv Vee @30'
WB4MNK   29   29  58   16  928       928  Gnd mtd vert
W4DUK    16   16  32   14  448  x2   896  End-fed Zepp @20'
N4ERM    16   16  32   14  448  x2   896  Windom @45'
W4KRN    17   17  34   13  442  x2   884  InvV @50'
WG8Y     15   14  29   14  406  x2   812  Homebrew ZS6BKW @45'
K4ARQ    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  EF Zepp @50'    
K4AHO    14   14  28   13  364       364  Dpl 
KB0ETU   10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Dpl @35'
K4JPN    10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Zepp
K4NVJ     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Dpl @30'
K3IRV     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  ZS6BKW @30'
K4BAI     7    7  14    7   98        98  40M dpl @40'
KU4A      8    8  16    5   80        80  Slp dpl @40'
WD4EXI    6    6  12    6   72        72  Dpl @25'
KK4BE     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl @30'
N4FZ      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  dpl@35'
WM4P      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Windom @30'
@KI4MZC   3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Multi-band dpl
$KK4UGD   1    1   2    1    2         2  Dpl

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5TVW    20   19  39   12  468  x2   936  115' end fed wire @20'
K5LN     23   22  55   12  660       660  20m gnd mtd vert, 40m dpl @30'
N5GW     10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  CFZ @50'
WI5H      4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  Loop @20'
K5GQ      2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  Dpl @22'
KE5YUM    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Inverted v @30'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WK6L      7    6  13    6   78  x2   156  Windom(Inverted Vee), 35' 40M/20M
NS3C      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Inverted Vee @30'
K6CSL     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  12AVQ Vertical, Dipole, Delta Loop
K6MGO     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Indoor 50' doublet

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA7VW    32   32  64   20 1280  x2  2560  80M G5RV @70'
KI6FCT    9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Fan Dipole @30'
K9JWV     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Windom style @30'
KF7WNS    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Inv Vee @35'
WU7F      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Inv-Vee @33'
AA7CU     3    3   6    3   18        18  Mobile 6' whip @12' using 8 radials
AE7CG     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl @10'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K8TJ     37   35  72   21 1512      1512  Inverted vee @85'
NT8P     17   17  34   12  408  x2   816  40M DPL 25'
KB8FE    14   14  28   13  364  x2   728  Dpl @35'
N8QY     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  G5RV @30'
KC8AAG   10    9  19   10  190  x2   380  Mini g5rv @30'
AC8JW    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  End Fed Halfwave
WV8P      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Long wire antenna @60'
KB8J      8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  G5RV @30'
NF8M      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  20m,40m hamsticks magmount on car roof
N8VAR     3    3   6    3   18        18  Dpl @20'
N8XMS     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  R7 Vert
N8BB      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dpl @40'
WB8LZG    0    0   0    0    0         0  Dpl @30'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KK0I     32   31  63   15  945  x2  1890  InV @25'
W9CC     29   28  57   16  912  x2  1824  6BTV
AB9YC    39   39  78   21 1638      1638  Dpl @25'
K9EYT    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  43' ZeroFive Vertical, G5RV
WB9CIF   11   11  22   10  220  x2   440  80 Mtr Vert and 40 Mtr rotor dipole
W9GFB     6    6  12    6   72        72  Fan dipole
W9JFB     4    4   8    4   32        32  Carolina Windom

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N0TA     30   30  60   16  960  x2  1920  Doublet @30'
KD0V     16   16  32   13  416  x2   832  CF zepp @50'
KI0I     15   15  30   13  390  x2   780  Vert. on 20m INV V 55' on 40m
K0EUN    14   14  28   12  336  x2   672  Car-mounted Hamstick 20/40
WB0PYF   11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  Dpl @33'
KA8HDE    8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  G5RV jr @30' 
K0ALN     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Dpl @35'
WD0K      6    6  12    6   72 x1.5  108  Center fed zepp @30'
K9OSC     6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  CF Zepp @30'
KD0UKC    4    3   7    4   28  x2    56  Cobweb @20',delta loop @6'
K0KEX     2    2   4    1    4 x1.5    6  Square Loop @35'

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE2TH    42   40  82   22 1804  x2  3608  Inv Vee @32'
VE3DVC   13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  Inv Vee @40'
VE5BCS   12   11  23    9  207  x2   414  Loop ant 25' in trees
VE3FUJ    6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  G5RV @50'
VA3KOT    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  OCF dpl @30'
VE3RCN    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Ground Mounted Vertical

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
CO8CML    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Inverted "V" dipole @21'

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NN9K     52   51 103   21 2163      2163  3 el @40', 40-meter dipole
NQ2W     39   38  77   21 1617      1617  Mini beam @25', inv V @40'
N6EV     17   17  34   12  408       408  Hexbeam @40'

Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
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$ QRO power
! Late log
SWA Category
Key Categories
Top Straight Key Scorer (x2)W2SH
Top Bug Scorer (x1.5)K1EDG
Top Keyer/Other Scorer (x1)NN9K
Other Categories
First time entrant high scorerW4VAB
Paddle/bug handle - K1/K2 knob insert drawingKB1UOH

Logs submitted: 115 
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 159 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,528
States represented: 37 + ON QC SK + CM SM UA1

SILVER LOGS - 87 of 114 (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".


KD2MX - Headed out on vacation first thing in the morning so I only had time to put a few in the logbook tonight.

W9GFB - It has been a while, great fun.

WB8LZG - Hello sprinters! Wow , what happened to Ol Sol? I turned on the rig to hear noise on all the bands. LOTS of noise ! Never heard a sprint wd this much noise. I tryed fer 30 min to raise a QSO. NADA. I did hear a few "peeps" when i cranked it to 50 watts wid the big rig, but no joy. Hope someone out there got a qso. On the Lighter side I had a BLAST playing FD wid the CMARC cw gang. We put up 20m es 40m "Bruce arrays" es romped n stomped all weekend. Had a nice run on 15m early Sunday morning on the 40m Bruce array. If ur looking fer a better Field Day aerial , then u owe it to your club to build one. WARNING : By building one of these "curtain" arrays you will be so plesantly suprized at the superior performance, you will most probably build another for the next lower band. Hope to hear you all out in the next sprint. Perhaps someone will tell Ol Sol to co-operate next month. 73 WB8LZG Gregg

WU7F - TU 72

K3WWP - Back in the 1960s and perhaps early 70s, my favorite contests were the ARRL CD Parties. I was an OBS back then mainly just so I could get in these parties. They were similar to the NA QSO Parties of this era. The NAQP has an exchange of name and state. The CDP had an exchange of appointment and ARRL section. Anyway to make a long story a little less long. My contesting heroes of that bygone era were W4KFC and W9IOP. They were so great and had by far the biggest signals on the bands. It was a thrill to work them. But to finally get to the point, Vic W4KFC would only get in the CD parties long enough to make 100,000 points which usually took him only a couple hours or so. I've decided to try something like that in our NAQCC sprints for a while. I'm going to only operate long enough to make 20 QSOs then quit. I want to see how fast I can do it. It took very long under poor conditions this time - 1 hr and 38 minutes. My local QRN was horrible. I've got to get with the power company about it as I think it is a noisy light or transformer on a pole across the street. OK John, stop rambling and say good night. Good night all and thanks for the 20 QSOs.

KB8FE - Conditions were just 'OK' on 40 meters in northern Ohio tonight. Seemed to be either strong or weak but very few in between. I tried to work the strongest. W4VAB with number 7375 was the newest issued number I worked.

AB9YC - The bands seemed pretty quiet compared to prior months, but there didn't seem to be very many people this evening... or I just couldn't hear you. I had full time available for this one and went the full 2 hours. I had fun as always. See ya'll next month!

AB3RU - Lots of contacts on 20m tonight. Moved to 40 and it was very noisy. Worked some new SPCs tonight, and lots of fun as always.

N0TA - Tough night: 20m was long, and 40m was noisy. Thanks for the Q's. KD1JV MTR, doublet, Junker key, and Gen Log.

WA2JSG - Nice time. 5 contacts on 20m and 13 on 40m, for a total of 18. Pretty good fer me! (hi hi) Icom IC-7200, 5w into an all-band vertical. Kent Straight Key.

KC8AAG - Had fun working my 2nd sprint. I had to take a break in the middle due to my 10 month old son here at home but still made 10 contacts. Made a contact with a non-member - a short rag chew but I told him about NAQCC and got his exchange in the process.

WB4MNK - Had fun and thanks to all stations that called me. 72, Art, WB4MNK

KI0I - been awhile since I qrp sprinted, had fun altho really noisy here..72 Mark KI0I

K4KRW - Great fun. Even with missing the first 40 minutes, things went pretty well here. Operated from Sunset Beach, NC. Improvised an end fed half wave in a sloped orientation. Operated from the widow walk of a beach house. People were shooting off fireworks around here. So, it was a challenge pulling out signals at times. KX-3 running on internal battery. The band was pretty nice here. I heard some nice signals out there. Heard some nice sending on bugs tonight too. That is something I have not tried. Thanks everyone.

WB9CIF - First time I have used a straight key in probably 30 years. Was enjoyable using one again. Wide band noise on 80 and 40 was extremely bad, but did manage 11 QSOs. Looking forward to next months sprint.

K1IEE - Conditions pretty good considering the T Storms we had earlier in the day. 20M was good for the first hour then went to 40M. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K8TJ - So many people calling off frequency, come on guys, check those RIT controls! Had fun, will do it again.

K9EYT - 20 was dead here, 40 was good after a slow start here in the Midwest and no lighting storms for a change. Rig KX3 Bencher key G5RV and 43ft vertical. Tnx for the Q's 72 Ray K9EYT

WX4RM - My peanut whistle had a difficult time with the noise on the bands tonite, but good ears out there helped me a bunch! Thanks for another fun sprint.

W1ZU - Rough night, but I had fun anyway! 73 de W1ZU

K4ORD - Started on 20M only 2 I could work, heard several weak signals, then on to 40M where I had a great run, QRN was between S8 & S9

WG8Y - Hi all, Boy, almost blew it. Came in from outside and sat down to relax. Sat there for a few minutes when the wife said "Don't you have a sprint tonite"? That's my Barbi! Came running into the shack about an hour late. Whew. Worked 1 Q on 20M but didn't hear much. Went to 40M. Lots of sig.Back to 20M & got OR. Tnx AA7VW then had a short QRP to QRP rag chew with SM5IMO in Sweden. Cool. W9CC was trying hard to pull me out of the QSB on 40M at end of the Sprint. By the time he got al my report it was 1 minute past. Thanks Larry for the effort. Maybe next sprint. Had a good time. 72 all from N.C. Mark WG8Y

KB0ETU - Ref: W6VMN - could not verify his number, but I listed what I copied. Got flooded out at the end of April, and finally got my shack back into operation. Used my K-2 to a G5RV. Lost my old dipole due to the flood (66') and replaced it with the G5RV. Enjoyed the sprint tonight and thanks to all that participated and those that put it together each month. 72, KB0ETU, Phil

NT8P - Did a little better tonight. Was able to hold a freq for awhile. Sorry I missed you Mark WG8Y maybe next month. 40 was all that was working for me tonight. Thanks for the contacts 72 Ron E

WD0K - Short! but sweet. Fun time while it lasted. 72's Rich/wd0k

N1JI - First time I worked the full two hours of the sprint.

WI5H - Had thunderstorms in the area and conditions were pretty bad. The rain stopped about 0020 Z. The good news is that I received 1/2 in of rain. The drought here is so bad that rain was more important than contacts. 72, Mike

KD0UKC - First NAQCC sprint, first CW contest of any kind! I'm happy with my four QSOs in just over an hour at the radio. The HB-1A was a bit overloaded in the tight band conditions, but it's the only radio still out in the midst of moving. Thanks to everyone who slowed way down and repeated themselves for me. Hopefully next month I'll get 5!

KB3AAG - Lots of fun tonite. Sorry K1IX my computer went off tiptoeing somewhere again! Thanks for all the repeats. Only one band as the others would not load! I sure will be happy when I get back to the cabin and my loop. They started to rebuild it last Thursday and are ready to put on the trusses tomorrow so perhaps next month? Frank

K5LN - Great fun, but miss using the Hex-Beam.

KF7WNS - 20M was tough tonite, but still managed to work NY and FL. I only had 45 minutes, but sounded like a good turnout. See all next time. 72, Gary

K2YGM - Late start tonight, but condx seemed better than last month.. Decided to just make a go of it and just S&P. Lots of fun with the KX3 and built in keyer. Tried battery operation tonite and all went well. Hope to see you all again next month. 72 Bob K2YGM

AE7CG - On 20M, thanks to everyone for spreading out from 14.050 to 14.060 MHz. Not having everyone bunch up at 14.060 cut down on the QRM and made it easier to work other QRPers. Looking forward to another sprint next month. 72, Loren, AE7CG, Arizona.

WB0PYF - Only had a short time on the air. Great turnout, 72 Ray #3092

K6CSL - Bands quite noisy due to lightning storms up in the Sierras about 100mi East of my QTH. Most signals quite good. Another fun evening here in SJV. Bert, K6CSL

K4JPN - 20M had some QRN, tried 40M but the W1AW/4 was creating a pileup on 7.030, made several calls on 80M but nothing heard. If the QRN had not been rough on 20M it was the band as I worked several on the West Coast.

KQ3Z - Great night, lots of fun. Only got to work the last hour. Got so excited to get on the air that I worked first contact NN9K while still on the dummy load. Do I get extra points for the handicap? LOL

N8XMS - I had about 10 minutes of time where I could slip away from a family activity. I made 2 contacts and then called it quits.

CO8CML - Just a few minutes after the beginning, an electric storm made me to cut off my signal....finally only two QSO's were achieved.See all next sprint!!!

KK0I - Been a while since my last NAQCC Sprint. Had a lot of fun with my KX1 and Inverted Vee I just had moved. Thanks for all the contacts folks! 73 and hope to catch a sprint sooner.

K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, dipole. Let this sprint slip up on me and missed most of it. Guess I got behind in my calendar due to participation in WRTC in New England. Activity seemed great on 40M. Thanks for the QSOs and hope to make the entire sprint with my hand key hooked up next month. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

KE5YUM - 40 meters was rough last night in my part of the country, but I did manage to snag one contact--K9EYT. Thanks so much for the hanging in there with me. All the best, Terry

KA2KGP - Summertime QRN left 80m. hard to copy, 40m. had QSB & 20 was minimal but I snagged a few anyway. I hope the bands are better next sprint. 73 to all.

VE3RCN - WOW! Worst ever attempt. I could not break the pile-ups...I could only attract one response when I called CQ. I will have to check my feedline. Perhaps the dog has chewed on it. Hope to work everyone next month using CF3NAVY.

VE3FUJ - I nearly forgot this Sprint. I was an hr late and could only stay for a short time. Did enjoy it though. Brion 3011

K0EUN - I had to miss the first 30 minutes but was still very happy with the results especially on 40 mtrs. Special thanks to NQ2W (Will) for pulling me out of the weeds with a nice contact. Perhaps before winter sets in I'll have opportunity to install a better, more permanent antenna.

VE2TH - Conditions very good here, another nice sprint, lot of new one for me, a few hard to copy because of QRN. But the filters in the KX3 take good care of it. See you all again in the next one, 72, Michel

VE3DVC - Tnx for fun first time. Hope to CU all agn next time. 73, Doug

K1IX - Had to qrt early

W2JEK - Was on the whole time. Band conditions not good. Called CQ many times with few answers. Expected to do better. Hope next month is better. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W, Signal Electric key. Had fun despite conditions. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

K6MG0 - Condx on both 20 and 40 were not very good here in SoCal. Took just about an hour for the first contact on 20 and almost another hour for the second contact on 40. If this is the peak of the solar cycle, we are in deep yogurt:( I heard a few other stations and called them, but guess they didn't hear me. Oh well, maybe next month will be better.

AA7VW - Very weak signals, S3-4 noise level, QSB, the usual QRM, many signals did not zero, had to explain to several that I couldn't copy with their signals fading, pretty normal for out here in the Pacific Northwest. Still a fun event and look forward to more.

WD4EXI - Got several 20 and 40 meter calls using PFR3 field radio from home this time. N0TA and VE2TH were very strong into Atlanta. Thanks to all.

K1EDG - Another Fun event.....Ed K1EDG

K2DEP - Great fun. Just jumped around hunt and peck this time. KX3 + PS, antenna and Schurr MMK Hand Key. Condx not too bad. C U next time. 73

N5GW - I was a little under the weather but got on for a while anyway just to help out.

K4NVJ - Propagation was mostly to the West during my time in the Sprint.

AK3X - I didn't think I would get into this sprint due to higher priority activities, but managed 5 minutes at the very end. Thanks to KK0I and KB3AAG for pulling my signal out. DSW-40 at 3watts, 40 meter inverted vee at 25 feet (and still shrinking!). 72 and cu all next month. Peter

VE5BCS - I hope all is ok conditions were tough.

K4AHO - Sorry to see W1AW/P on 7030 calling CQ but the QRPer's had the good sense to flock at the other end at 7045 khz. Band seemed rather fluttery down here in Central Florida...

NS3C - I lost W2SH and N4FZ to QRM. Yes that's QRP life but it hurt to give up N4FZ because I, too, am a Paducah boy: born and raised. Maybe next time, Forest! 73 de Richard, NS3C

KD0V - I can't add much to what has been already said. The skip was very long on 20M. Around 0130Z to 0200Z, 20M got better and I had a good run of stations. Then 20M appeared to go dead. It was a tough Sprint here in Minnesota. Thanks Merlin - KD0V

N8BB - Things started out real slow and I had a head ache, at least I got a log in EH?

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5 W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. Pretty decent conditions with signals coming through the unusually strong QRN. No complaints from Albany...thanks for the enjoyable evening! 72, Will, NQ2W

WV8P - Lots of fun tonight. Bands not the greatest. Thanks to those that heard my call. 72 Dave

W4KRN - Good condx on 20 and 40m. Loudest signal from VE2TH. Used my SKCC straight key. Look forward to the next Sprint. Tnx 72

W2SH - I'd been QRT during three days of continuing thunderstorms. Thankfully those ended 12 hours before the sprint. That day I repaired my 160m dipole, broken at its center feedpoint after a large branch had dropped on it. While fixing this, a deer caught herself at the base of my inverted L and broke it at its elbow, 76' high. Both antennas were repaired a couple of hours before the sprint. 20m was open but unstable. 40m was the most productive. One late peek at 80m revealed only two traffic nets in progress. During a final look at 20m, nothing was heard except one weak signal, SM5IMO calling CQ. After switching to the inverted L his QRP signal went way up to a rousing 589 for my final QSO. Used a TenTec 539 and Junker straight key. K0KEX - Very noisy tonight, several interruptions, thank you for the QRP Q's. IC-706MKIIG Vibroplex Blue Racer 80M loop at 35' with MFJ-962 tuner - Rick K0KEX NA 3737


N6EV - I stumbled upon the Sprint and thought I'd join in. My first NAQCC Sprint. Had a lot of fun.. will try to join in more. 72 Paul N6EV

K5GQ - K3 5 w, Started on 20M; no one answered my CW; Called Bob, N4BP, he could not hear me. Went to 40 and worked two stations. Later that night 20M worked the CWT and had a nice run. (Yes, I noticed the bands picked up after our sprint - maybe we didn't pay our propagation bill this month. HI - K3WWP)

K0ALN - Boy - tough night out this way! Band conditions were terrible, and had to pull the plug after an hour due to lightning. Hope August will be better. Now to find a few for the challenge - only 1 so far!

KR4OE - I had a great time as always. I decided to use a straight key and I have not spent that much time on the air with a straight key since my novice days. I was using a Navy flameproof key that a friend gave me. It was my first time using this key for any length of time and I found it to be maybe the smoothest straight key I have ever used. I think I am going to kick the Vibroplex straight key to the curb. 72 de kr4oe

KG3W - Family staying with us this week from Georgia. Fun and controlled chaos at the same time with 3 grandaughters in our little house. Set up my HB1B downstairs to try and sneak away for a few contacts. Worked 2 stations and I hear from upstairs. Hey POP POP . Where are you? So that was all for me. 72 and see you next time. de Scotty

NF8M - Our "up north" vacation happened during the sprint so I brought the KX1 and a couple hamsticks, and worked what I could in the parking lot of the casino while the MYL was inside trying to win some $ for a new KX3 hi. TNX to those who dug me out of the mud! 72 es cu next month.

N4FZ - Fewer signals heard this Sprint, one loud station in FL, but didn\'t work him. Was on an hour total. Looking forward to the next Sprint, 73 Gene N4FZ

WB4UHC - 20 Meters was really bad weak sigs and QSB, thanks to N4FZ and N5GW for trying. 40 had a lot of noise but some really strong sigs. Noise level was too high to call CQ. Thanks to all for a nice contest. John WB4UHC

N2CX - Lots of fun in this Sprint. Reconfigured EF 67 foot wire to manually switch for 40 or 80 meters and it worked gangbusters. 80 is an old favorite band and now I can use it more than ever!

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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, July 17, 2014 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.

Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.