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Aug 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#118)

Final Results

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 n2cn email
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

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'

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$ QRO power
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SWA Category
Key Categories
Top Straight Key Scorer (x2)W2SH
Top Bug Scorer (x1.5)W5ODS
Top Keyer/Other Scorer (x1)NQ2W
Other Categories
First time entrant high scorerKA9DVX
Paddle/bug handle - K1/K2 knob insert drawingW5ODS

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):
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".

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

Entry Deadline:
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.