Jul 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#117)
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' GAIN ANTENNA Category 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): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: 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): AA7CU AA7VW AE7CG AK3X CO8CML K0ALN K0EUN K1IEE K1IX K2DEP K2JT K2YGM K3IRV K3RLL K4AHO K4BAI K4JPN K4KRW K4NVJ K4ORD K5GQ K6CSL K6MGO K9EYT K9OSC KA2KGP KA3IHS KA8HDE KB0ETU KB1UOH KB3AAG KB8FE KC8AAG KD0UKC KD0V KD2MX KE5YUM KF7WNS KG2LO KG3W KI0I KI4MZC KI6FCT KK4BE KN1H KQ1P KQ2RP KQ3Z KU4A N1JI N2ESE N3AEA N4ERM N5GW N5WVR N6EV N8BB N8QY N8XMS NA4O NF8M NQ2W NT8P VA3KOT VE2TH VE3DVC VE3FUJ VE3RCN VE5BCS W1ZU W2JEK W2SH W4DUK W4KRN W5TVW W9CC WA2JSG WB0PYF WB8LZG WD0K WD4EXI WG8Y WK6L WM4P WU7F WV8P WX4RMIf you're not listed as a SILVER LOG or your posted score is different from what you computed and wish to know why, we'll tell you if you ask before 2400Z the second Sunday after the sprint. Email with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".
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
N8QY - NICE TO BE IN THE SPRINT. GOOD TIME.
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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