Aug 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#118)
K3WWP Comments - We finished with 112 logs with three coming during our extended deadline due to the GoDaddy server problems. The time for appeal is now over and the scores are 'etched in stone' for all time now. Thanks to all who participated and reported their scores. See you all next month for our two sprints - the Nancy Kott Memorial and our regular sprint.
N2CN Comments - 109 logs as of Sunday, 11:00pm EDT. I will be acknowledging logs by return email as I receive them. From this monthly sprint onward, all submissions will be acknowledged in two ways: 1) an immediate email from the autologger, containing your submission as we receive it (this is a brand new feature), and 2) a hand-emailed acknowledgement from me, indicating that I've also received your submission. For the latter, I email in the early morning or late evening. If you don't get an acknowledgement from the autologger, or me, or you don't see your score up within 24 hours, please resubmit. Alternatively, you can fill in this form and email it directly to me at
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KN1H 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 End Fed Wire @50' K1IEE 14 12 26 10 260 x2 520 OCF Dipole 30 ft WU1V 15 13 28 8 224 x2 448 Sloping 33-ft dpl N1JI 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 40m Delta Loop K1EDG 12 12 24 10 240 x1.5 360 OCFD at 65 Feet K1IX 10 10 20 8 160 x1.5 240 HB OCFD @38' AJ1DM 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 40m dpl@40'+100'EFLW@25' N2CN 9 9 18 8 144 144 ZS6BKW@60' N1DN 5 4 9 5 45 x2 90 Multiband dipole W1ZU 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 125' Doublet - 40' at center SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 46 45 91 26 2366 x2 4732 270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76'V + 90'H K2YGM 47 47 94 25 2350 x2 4700 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV WA2NYY 39 37 76 21 1596 x2 3192 80m OCF Dipole at 35' AA2VG 28 26 54 20 1080 x2 2160 Carolina Windom 10-80 meters at 45 feet KA2KGP 17 17 34 10 340 x2 680 Spider Mobile Antenna KQ2RP 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Random wire @ 35' K2JT 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Dpl@25' N2ESE 15 15 30 11 330 330 80m.OCF@25ft. K2GLS 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 20M dpl 20', 40M dpl 40' W2JEK 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 20m gnd plane, 40m end fed both up 20 ft WA2FBN 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Multiband dipole up 30ft KE2YK 11 9 20 10 200 200 G5RV Inverted Vee Format WA2JSG 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Vertical elevated at 10' $WK2T 19 18 37 13 481 481 Dipole at 45 feet SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WB3T 35 31 66 17 1122 x2 2244 Trap Dipole at 15 Feet KB3AAG 37 37 74 23 1702 1702 Dipole@20ft K3WWP 20 18 38 12 456 x2 912 ~110' attic rnd wire, 20M attic dpl W3NCR 23 23 46 18 828 828 G5RV@35' KD3CA 14 12 26 10 260 x2 520 OCF 132 FT Windom @33 FT. K3RLL 18 18 36 14 504 504 G5RVjr @ 40' AK3X 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 40M inv vee @25' N3TS 5 4 9 4 36 36 OCF Dipole SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4ZGB 38 36 74 22 1628 x2 3256 4btv @ 10' and 40 dipole 30. W4DUK 28 27 55 21 1155 x2 2310 End-fed Zepp @ 20' KB4QQJ 28 27 55 18 990 x2 1980 Doublet@ 33 feet N4ERM 30 29 59 16 944 x2 1888 Homebrew Carolina Windom at 45 feet KR4OE 26 24 50 16 800 x2 1600 40 mtr dipole @40' WG8Y 25 24 49 16 784 x2 1568 Homebrew ZS6BKW@45ft & hb 20m vert up8ft WX4RM 25 23 48 16 768 x2 1536 4BTV gnd mtd vertical WH6LE 24 22 46 14 644 x2 1288 Horizontal wire loop @ 45', 215' long WB4MNK 31 31 62 19 1178 1178 Gnd mtd vert K4KRW 22 21 43 13 559 x2 1118 Dipole@25' W4TZM 20 18 38 13 494 x2 988 dpl@45' W4VAB 21 21 42 11 462 x2 924 40 meter delta loop @30' N4MJ 30 30 60 15 900 900 EXTENDED DOUBLE ZEPP K4JPN 12 10 22 11 242 x2 484 Zepp K4ARQ 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 EF Zepp @ 50' N4NSS 14 13 27 10 270 270 43 foot wire antenna up only 15 feet KB0ETU 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dpl@35' KE4WKH 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 OCF DIPOLE@20' KU4A 10 10 20 6 120 120 Slp dipole @ 40' N4FI 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 Attic g5rv jr AB4QL 7 7 14 6 84 84 Dipole @ 25', gnd mtd vrt. WM4P 5 5 10 1 10 x2 20 Carolina Windom at 30' K7HAP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Windom - 20' @KI4MZC 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 MULTIBAND DIPOLE SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N5GW 45 41 86 23 1978 x2 3956 Cfz at 50' W5ODS 31 29 60 21 1260 x1.5 1890 G5RV@50' WI5H 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Loop@20' WB5UAA 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 305'DPL@30' K5ZU 9 6 15 6 90 x2 180 40 Meter Bazooka Dipole @ 50 feet KE5YUM 7 6 13 6 78 x2 156 invV@30' W6OGC 9 9 18 7 126 126 130' DIPOLE AT 32' SLOPE TO ~15' ON ENDS KA5TJS 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 80 mtr dipole at 30 ft. K5GQ 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 Dpl@22 SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NS3C 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Dpl@20' WK6L 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M W6FPS 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Homebrew trapped vertical K6MGO 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 INDOOR 50' DOUBLET WB0USI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Roof mtd vert KG6UBG 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl@25ft SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna AA7VW 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 80m G5RV @ 70' KF7WNS 11 10 21 11 231 x2 462 Inv Vee @ 35' AA7CU 8 7 15 7 105 105 Mobile 6' whip @ 12' using 8 radials KF7TDF 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 Dpl@ 30' WU7F 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inv Vee @ 30' AE7AP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Vert SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KD8RUQ 39 39 78 18 1404 x2 2808 InvV dpl @ 40' NT8P 16 16 32 9 288 x2 576 40m dpl 25 ft KB8FE 15 15 30 9 270 x2 540 Dpl @15' AB8SA 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 5-BTV gnd mtd vert WA8AXF 11 10 21 8 168 x2 336 130' Doublet @40' N8XMS 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 R7 Vertical W8DW 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 OCF Dipole WB8ENE 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 132' doublet @ 15' / 20M dipole @ 20' KB8J 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 G5RV up 35 feet NF8M 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 80m OCF dpo @35ft N8BB 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dipole @ 40' +W8SH 30 29 59 19 1121 x2 2242 Dpl @ 65' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WB9CIF 41 39 80 24 1920 x2 3840 40 Meter Rotatable Dipole @ 56 Feet K9EYT 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 43 FT ZeroFive Vertical, G5RV KA9DVX 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 G5rv25 AA9WP 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Gnd mtd vertical 18 feet W9JFB 8 7 15 7 105 105 Carolina Windom AB9YC 4 4 8 4 32 32 Dipole @ 25' WA4RG 1 1 2 1 2 2 dpl fm hotel rm. 1/2 outside 1/2 inside SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0TA 36 34 70 23 1610 x2 3220 Doublet @30' WB0PYF 27 24 51 16 816 x2 1632 Dipole at 55'-0" N8LA 24 24 48 12 576 x2 1152 Dpl@35' K0ALN 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 Dpl@30' K0EUN 23 22 45 12 540 x2 1080 Car-mounted hamstick; indoor slinky @ 5' K0MIS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 OCF dipole - 25' high KA8HDE 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 G5RV jr @ 30' WD0K 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 Dipole@25' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE3DVC 14 14 28 12 336 x2 672 Inv Vee @ 40 ft VE3EDX 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 Gnd mtd vertical VE3FMW 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 OCF ZEPP AT 40-feet. VE5BCS 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Loop ant 30ft 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 GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NQ2W 43 42 85 23 1955 1955 Mini beam @25', inv V @40' W4KRN 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 4el yagi@55',invV@50' @WU8R 17 17 34 13 442 x1.5 663 2EL N4GG ARRAY @ 35' Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log + Check log per request of submitter
STATS: Logs submitted: 112 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 181 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,714 States represented: 42 + NS ON SK + CM PY SILVER LOGS - 92 of 112 (perfectly formatted): AA2VG AA7CU AA7VW AA9WP AB4QL AB8SA AB9YC AE7AP AJ1DM AK3X CO8CML K0ALN K0MIS K1EDG K1IEE K1IX K2GLS K2YGM K3RLL K4JPN K4KRW K5GQ K5ZU K6MGO K7HAP K9EYT KA2KGP KA5TJS KA8HDE KA9DVX KB3AAG KB4QQJ KB8FE KB8J KE4WKH KF7TDF KF7WNS KI4MZC KN1H KQ2RP KU4A N1DN N1JI N2CN N2ESE N4ERM N4FI N4MJ N4NSS N5GW N8BB N8LA N8XMS NF8M NQ2W NS3C NT8P VE3DVC VE3EDX VE3FMW W1ZU W2JEK W2SH W3NCR W4DUK W4KRN W4TZM W4VAB W5ODS W6FPS W6OGC W8DW W9JFB WA2FBN WA2JSG WA2NYY WA4RG WA8AXF WB0PYF WB0USI WB3T WB5UAA WB8ENE WB9CIF WD0K WG8Y WH6LE WI5H WK6L WM4P WU7F 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".
WK2T - Had to leave early. Sorry I have not been on but I have been busy. Thanks to all who worked me.
AB9YC - I had only a brief few minutes while I slipped away from the grandkid, 20M seemed to be in pretty good shape.
WU7F - Thunderstorm and very noisy band. Had to get one in before unplugging Ant. Look fwd to better condx next time -- 72
WU1V - I have a bad back and could only stay sitting upright for the first hour of the sprint, but I managed 15 contacts in 8 states with 13 members. Nice to see non-members joining in the fun too. All my contacts were on 20 meters. From MA my sigs reached as far as MN and TX. Prop was generally good to fine so plenty of genuine 599s to go around. Only one station was unreadable (sorry K0CW). 40M sounded jammed up with other traffic and possibly another contest, but the 20 meter spread was all or mostly our sprint. I can't tune my antenna on 80 meters, so I was pretty much confined to 20, which was just fine. Very enjoyable event. 72, Rick .
K3RLL - K3 to G5RVjr: Still trying to learn the new rig but had fun tonight. Signals didn't seem too strong on 20 but were solid and easy to copy. 40 on the other hand, didn't seem to have that many Sprinters, but signals were really strong. Lots of big signals tonight. 72 de Don #1905 FC7 .
WH6LE - Tough QRN tonight. Challenge.
KE2YK - This is my first ever submission. I had a lot of fun learning about Genlog and the NAQCC Website. All questions answered to the best of my knowledge. Thanks for the Sprint. I am looking forward to the next contest. .
WU8R - First CW contest I've ever entered. 20 was good. 40 was crowded with DX and a W1AW station. Didn't hear anyone on 80 (not much of an antenna there). Looking forward to the next one!
N0TA - Not sure I understand the bands tonight. 20m was pretty shaky for me for the first hour, then it picked up around 0130; however, it died at 0200. Went to 40m, but only picked up 3 Q's - pretty noisy. Thanks for the Q's. Kd1jv TriBander (loaner from Dale, Wc7S), doublet w/BLT, GenLog.
WA8AXF - Another Fun Sprint... My Vanity call WA8AXF was issued TODAY just in time for the sprint. I am formerly KC8AAG. WA8AXF was my late grandfather's novice call sign many years ago. I am proud to put it back on the air - and a NAQCC sprint was a great way to dust it off! 72 73
KD8RUQ - Was away for a few months and am new, it was tuff getting start. lol Almost got side tracked was glad i did it, had lots of fun. Thanks to all, 73 Mike KD8RUQ
WA2JSG - Spent an hour S&P (Search&Pounce). 20m was hot here! Went to 40m, made one contact then went back to 20m (hi hi). Highlight for me was N6EV in CA, about 2400 miles. Here IC-703, 5w into an all-band vertical off a 12v battery. Bencher RJ-1 Straight Key. Thanks to all for the contacts. .
W6OGC - My first try at this. Never heard any contestants on 40M, or 80M. Conditions rather marginal with QSB etc. .
K4KRW - I hadn't used my QRP kit rigs in a while. So I spent time with my Sierra and my OHR-100A and then finished on my KX-3. Early on the bands were great. The last 30 minutes, the bands just died here. Welcome W8SH. Join the club and get a number. Nice hearing you tonight. As always, what a blast! 73 everyone
VE3FMW - Gud to be back in a qrp event after many months. Had less than an hour to operate and found it tough going, but every QSO was a small victory... 73 and cu next time ... Ron
K5GQ - Worked on the fall class for level 1 CW Academy; then spent the last 10 minutes to see what the band was like or if anyone could find me. Worked two stations W5ODS and K0ALN. I am hoping all my students will participate in this sprint.
WG8Y - HI all, Only started a few minutes late this month. 20M was pretty good for the first hour here in NC.This afternoon I put up a Vert. made out of half an element from a junk tribanded to play with mainly for 20m. Mounted it app.8ft above ground with only 3 sloping radials.It was hearing good into N.E. Maybe it was just the band being in decent shape.Hi HI Glad to work my Ohio QRP buddy Ron,NT8P on 40m.We had a dry spell but back to normal catching Ron in the last 17 minutes.Had to fight a pile up to work Randy,KB4QQJ on 40m and we're close here in NC. Way to work the pile down Randy. Had fun. Hope everyone else did too. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KF7WNS - Only had the last half hour to work, but 20M was in good shape. Thanks to all for the good fun. 72, Gary
AA9WP - It has been a long time since I have participated. Have a new Elecraft K2 which made for an enjoyable evening.. although 20 meters seems to have turned off at 0100. Hope to be back again. Thanks to everyone.
KN1H - Heard at least a dozen stations on 40 but could only work one (N4ERM) for some reason. Had better results on 20. Using my Nye Viking Master Key. 72, John, KN1H ps I think Vern, AA7VW, was sending his SKCC number tonight. I logged what I heard.
W9JFB - Tnx had fun.
AB4QL - Well, I jumped in late, would have liked to be there sooner! Thanks and 72
WB0PYF - Great turnout, 40m was fairly quiet in the Midwest tonight. QRP rocks, 72 Ray
W2JEK - Got on late. Bands seemed pretty good. 20 open later than usual. Lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135 .
NT8P - Tnxs for the contacts, rough nite. 40 was all that was open for me and it was a bear. My 5w didn't bother Columbia dx. Mark, WG8Y good to get u again tonight. 73 Ron
N1JI - Today is my XYL's birthday but, after the festivities, she said she didn't mind if I worked the sprint (Maybe because my birthday is tomorrow, Aug. 13). Pretty strange conditions tonight... I didn't work a single W4 station on 40 meters, but others were coming in at 599. I had a nice run working my own frequency until another NAQCC member took it from me at the end of the first hour. It was unintentional... He called "QRL?" twice but simply couldn't hear me. I never got my momentum back and worked only 2 stations during the second hour of the sprint. Still had a great time, though. 73/72.
K9EYT - No lighting for a change the bands sounded normal 20 was good here in the midwest. KX3 ,Bencher key,G5RV and 43 ft Vertical. 73 Ray
WB3T - Well I finally did it, a personal best. 35 QSOs. I guess a good antenna does make a difference after all! After dark I set up a trap dipole in the yard 20 feet high at one end and 6 feet at the other. I have to fly under the radar due to HOA restrictions. Man it was fun working everyone but it sure is a lot of paperwork after! This month I ran my K2 at just under 5 Watts. Thanks to all the stations I was able to work and sorry to the two I just couldn't pull out of the noise. I hope everyone had as much fun as I did! 72, Bob - WB3T.
KF7TDF - 20 was in pretty good shape tonight, been a while since I have been in the sprint but sure enjoyed being back. NY stations were booming in early and I could hear alot of real weak stations from the east coast but the traffic was a little heavy to get through. See you next month. Danny
WB0USI - Just scraped out two contacts - QSB awful - propagation awful on west coast - now I'm really looking forward to September sprint!
K3WWP - My second month now with my new approach to our sprints. Get 20 QSOs, then QRT. I'll continue that as long as my local noise is so horrible. I did it quicker tonight. #20 came at 0151Z vs. 0204Z last month. Fewer SPCs this month with 12 vs. 14 last month. Thanks to those who put up with my request for repeats, especially KI4MZC who has great patience. Both 20 and 40 were pretty good this evening as far as propagation goes. I even had one nice run of five stations in a row at one point. I could have had a decent score but for the QRN. Oh well, as we say, it's participation, not winning that is important, and I did participate. Now I'm going to rest my ears and ease my headache. Thanks to all who worked me. CU for the Nancy Kott sprint and the regular sprint next month.
K0ALN - Fun evening! Great to have better band conditions and no storms in the immediate vicinity for a change. Hope things will continue to improve. See you in Sep.
KB4QQJ - Wow! I think that is the toughest NAQCC sprint I've ever played in! The QRN and QSB was really bad and deep! I started on 20 meters and the QSB was just so deep I was constantly asking for repeats. Then I moved to 40 and had plenty of strong signals but was still constantly asking for repeats due to the QRN and QRM. I still had a blast and I know I missed a lot of calls due to the band conditions. I apologize to the WE3 station. The signal was strong for 3 characters and then it would QSB to nothing. I couldn't get it across that I only needed the suffix. Sorry rig was K2 ant was doblet at 33 feet key was the 2014 SKCC club key by LnR Precision 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
N5GW - 20M was in good shape for a change, except for not many west coast stations, so I spent the first two hours there. 40M was fairly good, but nothing heard on the QRN band (80M) towards the end of the sprint. J38 to KX3, HB tuner and CFZ as usual.
K0EUN - Slow start, most Q's in the final 45 minutes. This was my first use of a slinky (Jr) HB setup and was quite amazed it worked at all. QRN not its forte. Tweaking may yield better results. Looking forward to the next contest. 72, Kerm
N4ERM - Storms in the area made 80 meters useless. 20 meter band not much better.40 meters saved the day. The great operators I was able to work made for a great Sprint.
WM4P - I increased my number of QSO from 1 last month to 5 this month. Had fun. I didn't know that when I put up the Carolina Windom that I could only work stations from the Carolinas. HI Looking forward to next month. 72 WM4P
KA5TJS - Only had a short time to play but 20 meters was hot. Got some good signal reports on the 7410 at 2.5 watts. You guys still need to spread out. Had to use the 250 hz IF filters to hear some of you. Hope to do a better job next month. Allen .
AA2VG - I missed the last NAQCC sprint for a James Taylor concert which was superb. Man he still can sing! Had a good time last night. It was good to get the KX3 back on the air. Worked 20 then to 40 and back to 20. What happened to 80? I heard nothing and thought perhaps the antenna connection came lose. The bands have been hard to predict these days. Nice to work everyone. Have fun on the bands. 72 Peter AA2VG
N4NSS - First time..had fun cu agn 72 Kyle N4NSS .
AK3X - Busy evening... 7 inches of rain outside, one inch inside on lower level. Found 15 minutes to play in the sprint. Hopefully next month will be uneventful. 72 for now, Peter
KB8FE - Conditions ended up being quite good here in northern Ohio. Had rain earlier so the ground was wet. Also had to use a dipole up only 15 feet above ground and in a wooded lot. I was hoping to make at least two contacts and was eventually able to make fifteen contacts in an hour and a half. Quite a surprise!
N4MJ - As usual lots of fun. 40m was noisy (QRN) but managed a few Qs. 20 was relatively quiet but seemed to begin fading around 0130 as usual. This was my first effort using the Extended Double Zepp cut for 40m but used as well on 20m.
VE5BCS - Band was very nosey very hard to copy
W4DUK - Spent the first hour on 20m, then switched to 40m for the second hour. Contacts were split between the two bands nearly 50/50. Another good time! 73, Dave
WX4RM - Good sprint, 20 meters was the most productive for me. Signals were good and loud, even with the noise level being high. From the Asheville NC area, I was able to work both the west and east coast, and even Cuba.
W3NCR - Had a great time running -- my 2nd time doing so. Thanks to all callers for the qs and for your patience. 73, John.
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5 W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. Interesting band conditions...QSB and QRN were prevalent. Thanks for the repeats. Hope to hear everyone next time! 72, Will, NQ2W
KB0ETU - K-2 to G5RV up 35 feet. Another super sprint. 20 Meters was fairly quiet and 40 was it's usual noisy self. Many thanks to the participants and to the people that work to make these sprints possible. 72, Phil
W5ODS - Both 20 and 40 were very noisy but workable while I heard no signals on 80. Thanks for another Sprint in the log. 73's Gary
N8LA - Had been in depressed mood for days after I learned why a veritable squadron of police vehicles went screaming by me as I left the site of our weekly American Morse Code demonstration in Ferguson, MO shortly after 2:00 PM last Saturday. Participating in this sprint has restored my manic mood: most sprint contacts (24) for me ever! Worked many old NAQCC friends and many new ones. Many thanks to all of you for lifting my spirits! Best 72, Lou N8LA.
KD3CA - About as hard getting log summited (3 times) as it is making contacts But great fun KD3CA
W4KRN - Good conditions on 20m this time, nice to work some W. Coast stations. Switched over to 40m later. Used my SKCC Straight Key. Thanks for the contacts. Hope to cu all agn next month. 72
W2SH - 20m was nicely open, but it only lasted for slightly more than the first half-hour. After that it was 40m all the way, except for another peek at 20m and just a CA QSO on an otherwise very quiet band. Tuned up for the final half-hour on 80m to see if I might garner a few close-in multipliers. It was fairly free of QRN, but the only signal heard was a traffic net and no replies came to my CQs.
AB8SA - Got started a little late. Enjoyed the sprint. QSB made it challenging. Look forward to the next one!
WA2FBN - Tnx to all that pulled my signal out. 73 Ken.
W1ZU - Only 2 Qs! I had lots going on tonight, but at least I got on! 73 de W1ZU
K2GLS - Started slow on 20M with signals in and out with QSB. Much more signals on 40M With some QRN as a storm was moving in. Each Sprint is fun with new challenges from propagation. K3/10, J-38 key, dipole antennas, 73, 72 K2GLS
WB8ENE - Second log submission. I made a copy this time, just in case this one doesn't make it either. I type my log in manually from my notebook, so hopefully it matches what I submitted the first time. The strongest signal I heard was from KD8RUQ on 40 meters. Of course, we are only 26.4 miles apart. 20 meters was the most pleasant to work this time. It had a very low noise level. Thanks for the contacts, and see you next time. 73, Art.
W8SH - W8SH, op WB8LZG Hello agn sprinters. I did a change-up this month es operated from the Mich. State Univ ARC club stn. Had a great time as usuall. The bands seemed to be in great shape. I started out on 20m es had a Beeline in to NY! thought it was the NY QSO party! hi Also had gud propagation into NC as they too had multiple log entrys. But the BEST suprize I had tonight, was that several of the members (not realizing I was a member) took the extra time out to say "hello" es welcome me to the NAQCC sprint! This really shows the caliber of or membership. FB to you all Bravo Zulu! hope to see u agn in next months activities. 73 W8SH (WB8LZG #1444 op).
CO8CML - Working only on 20M along full time. QRM and QSB. Thanks to all!!!. See you next month.
K2YGM - KX3 with old submarine hand key.. The utility crews have been trimming trees here locally, and with a recent rain storm, all the arcing wires and components were silent for a change. This made 20M very quiet and signals very readable.. i stayed there until it slowed to a halt, and went to 80M and snatched WV there and heard nothing else there.. then to 40M which was very long here.. Band seemed very noise free for a change, and the midwest boys had good signals.. As always it was nice to work K3WWP and others who participate every month.. Hearing sigs from the West coast was a real treat with N6EV peaking S7 at times.. Hope to see you all next month, with improving propagation.. 72 & DX Bob K2YGM Long Island, NY
K1IX - all S&P, to much QRN on 80m to work it.
N8XMS - I don't have Genlog set up on my new computer so I had to log by hand and I learned a couple of things from it. First, a good computer logging program really does help in a sprint. And second I can't read my own writing to type up my submission report! I hope that this doesn't mess me up for getting a Silver Log. Even though I only operated for about 40 minutes the sprint was fun as usual and I am already looking forward to next month. 73, Paul
KB3AAG - Another operation from N3GC's qth. the new ham shack still under construction! Perhaps next month! The antenna only loads 40 well though I got two on 20 but only tried it as it closed. I found signals were up and down on 40 and lost one station after I sent my exchange he was gone so had to dump him! Lots of fun and I enjoy it each month! Frank
KQ2RP - Struggled through a damaged antenna and high noise level from neighbors plasma to put in an hour and make some contacts. Always fun - adverse conditions or not! 72, Chris KQ2RP
W8DW - Ran with my new HB-1B You Kits rig, worked pretty good. Been a few months since i was able to work the sprints. Hope to be able to get back to every month. Bands sounded good here and had fun. 72's DAve
KU4A - Fully half my QSOs were with my home state of Ohio. Good to see so many Buckeyes on the air. With this Sprint, I complete 84 consecutive months of at least one participation point. Nothing like K3WWP's incredible QSO-a-day streak, but a challenge nonetheless.
K4JPN - Conditions were better than this past weekend during the SKCC sprint, I just wish the CW bands were as active as they are went the Sprints are on vs. no Sprints. Good time head. 72, Steve K4JPN .
KA2KGP - A few minutes before the sprint, I went outside to pull up my dipole (it was lowered during a T-Storm earlier). The rope broke & the dipole laid on the ground. What to do? My brother Mike - N2COD had his mobile parked in the driveway, so I "borrowed" it for the sprint. 80m, was unuseable due to QRN but 40 & 20 were OK. I can't wait for the nice, clear no-QRN winter nites, hi hi ! 73
AA7VW - Out in a field, hot, static crashes constant, bugs, a very hard chair to sit on, was this event ever fun. Maybe next time I'll even remember to use the NAQCC number instead of my SKCC number. Thanks John for letting me know.
WB4MNK - Enjoyed the sprint.
NF8M - Limited time and lots of local QRN on 40 so stuck to 20 which had decent condx this month.
KR4OE - The band for this one was 40 meters from my qth. Thanks to all who worked for me. 72 and see all next month.
WA4RG - Worst of conditions locally. Operating from 1st floor hotel room with tons of QRN. Managed to get half the dipole outside into a tree 10' tall, the other side of the antenna was strung around the hotel room. Making contacts under such primitive and challenging conditions is always rewarding.
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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, August 13, 2014 0030-0230Z
Extended to Wednesday August 20 at 2400Z because of the GoDaddy server problems.
Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.