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Dec 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#122)

Final Results

K3WWP Comments - Everything is final now, and no more changes to anything can be made. See you all next month (year). Hopefully conditions will be better, but 106 logs is great this month with the poor conditions. Thanks to Andy for another good job with the page.

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN     26   24  50   15  750  x2  1500  ZS6BKW @ 60'
KN1H     29   28  57   13  741  x2  1482  End Fed Wire @50'
NR1D     24   23  47   12  564       564  40 meter loop @ 25'
K1IX     13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  OFCD @38'
W1ZU     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  125' doublet - 40' at center
K1IEE    15   14  29    6  174  x2   348  OCF long wire@30'
K1SX      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  270' open wire fed doublet @ 15'
NZ1MT     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  PAR EF 10/20/40 dpl in attic
N1JI      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  88' doublet @ 25'
KQ1P      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole@30'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WA2NYY   25   25  50   15  750  x2  1500  80m OCF dipole at 35'
NQ2W     20   19  39   11  429  x2   858  Inv V @40' & gnd mtd vert
W2JAZ    18   16  34   14  476 x1.5  714  Carolina Windom @ 40'
K2GLS    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  20M dpl @ 25' 40M dpl @40' 80M dpl @ 20'
KA2KGP   15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  Dipole up 25 ft.
WA2FBN   11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  Dipole@30ft
WA2JSG    8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Vertical elevated at 10'
K2JT      8    8  16    5   80  x2   160  Dpl@25'
KD2MX     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Lots of wire, half of it @ about 10' 
WB2LQF    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  44' Center-Fed Attic Zepp
W2JEK     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  End fed wire at 15 ft
N2ESE     5    5  10    4   40        40  40mDipole
$WA1GWH   9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  CF 100' insul wire on lawn, 80W, 80M

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KD3CA    31   30  61   14  854  x2  1708  132 ft ocf Windom @33 ft
KB3AAG   40   40  80   19 1520      1520  Dipole@20ft
K3WWP    23   23  46   13  598  x2  1196  ~110' attic rnd wire
KQ3Z     23   23  46   10  460  x2   920  135' sloping doublet at 30'
AB3RU    15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  G7FEK @ 33'
WB3FAE   11   10  21    9  189  x2   378  90' end fed at 30'
AK3X     12   12  24    6  144  x2   288  40M inv vee @25'
N8XEE     5    5  10    3   30        30  G5RV JR @ 35 FT
W3TTT     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  80 METER VERTICAL WITH RAISED RADIALS

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI    44   41  85   24 2040  x2  4080  40m dipole at 40', zepp.
K4ORD    51   51 102   23 2346      2346  40 dpl@40', 80 Vee@30'
W4UX     32   32  64   18 1152  x2  2304  40M dipole @ 60 feet
WG8Y     27   26  53   16  848  x2  1696  40-80 homebrew coil loaded DP @ 25FT 
N5GW     25   23  48   15  720  x2  1440  CFZ at 25'
W4DUK    25   25  50   14  700  x2  1400  End-fed Zepp @20'
WX4RM    22   20  42   15  630  x2  1260  6BTV gnd mtd vertical
K4KRW    20   20  40   15  600  x2  1200  Dipole@25'
N4MJ     25   25  50   13  650       650  EDZ, WINDOM
K4JPN    15   14  29   11  319  x2   638  Zepp
WD4OHD   15   15  30    9  270  x2   540  80m and 40m dipoles
N4FI     13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  115' rnd wire, attic G5RV jr
NA4O     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Dpl@45'
K4ARQ    10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  EF Zepp @ 50'
K3RLL    11   11  22    8  176       176  Attic Dipole
W4JBB    10    9  19    6  114 x1.5  171  InvV@30'
KK4BE     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Dipole@30ft
K4NVJ     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Dipole@88'
KU4A      7    7  14    5   70        70  40m slp dipole
KB0ETU    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  Dipole @ 35 '
W4XR      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Dpl@40', r7 vert
KA8VZB    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Random wire @ 20'

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NF5U     27   26  53   14  742  x2  1484  G5RV @ 30ft
KE9DR     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  420' Loop @ 50'
W5TVW     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  80 mtr fullwave loop@20 ft.
K5ZU      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Double Bazooka dipole @50 ft.
KA5TJS    3    2   5    3   15  x2    30  80 meter dipole at 30 ft
KE5YUM    3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Inverted v at 30'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WK6L     10    8  18    9  162  x2   324  Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M
K6MGO     5    4   9    4   36  x2    72  Indoor 50' doublet
W6FPS     4    4   8    4   32        32  Trapped 20m/40m Vertical
NS3C      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl@30

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WD7Y     15   15  30    9  270  x2   540  Doublet  at 30 ft.
KF7TDF    7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Dpl@ 23'
W7YSB     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Fan dpl @30'
AA7CU     6    6  12    6   72        72  Mobile 6' whip @ 12' using 8 radials
K5TRI     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  AV-640 vertical
AL7JK     3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Dpl@25'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K8TJ     51   50 101   19 1919      1919  Folded dipole and bent random wire
K8AG     13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  ZS6BKW in trees at about 35'
N8XMS     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  R7 Vertical
KB8J      9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Windom up 30'
N8QY     10   10  20    6  120  x2   240  G5RV & HF9V
WA8SAN   11   11  22    9  198       198  G5RV @25 Ft
WB8LZG    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Dpl @ 30'
NF8M      7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  80m OCF dpl @35ft
AC8JW     7    7  14    7   98        98  EFHW
N8ZYA     5    4   9    5   45  x2    90  Indoor Random Wire 
WB8ENE    5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  132' doublet @ 15'
KD8FKD    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl@35'
N8BB      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Dipole @ 40'
KB8FE     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Indoor Dpl @20'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA9L     27   26  53   14  742  x2  1484  Trap diploe @ 50'
NF9D     13   12  25    8  200  x2   400  80 meter loop @ 35 ft.
W9CC     10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  6BTV
KG9DW    10    9  19    6  114       114  Windom at 45'
N9SE      5    5  10    4   40        40  Dipole @45'
KA9FQG    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  G5RV @ 37ft
AB9YC     3    2   5    2   10        10  Dipole @ 20'

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N0TA     20   20  40   13  520  x2  1040  Doublet @30', 1/4 wave gnd mnt vertical
N0FN     18   17  35   11  385  x2   770  40/80 fan dipole @40'
K0CW     15   14  29   11  319  x2   638  Gnd Mtd. vert.
K9OSC    13   12  25   12  300       300  Dipole@20'
KD0V      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Cf zepp@50'
AD0IV     2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  Big loop, close to ground
NO2D      1    1   2    1    2         2  80 meter Doublet @ 25 ft

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE2TH    38   36  74   15 1110  x2  2220  INV VEE @ 32 FT
VE3DVC   10   10  20    6  120  x2   240  Inv Vee @40'
VE3EDX    6    5  11    5   55  x2   110  Gnd Mtd Vertical
VE5BCS    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Loop 30ft in trees
VE3FUJ    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  G5RV @ 50'
VE6CPP    3    3   6    3   18        18  Ground Mnt 6BTV

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AB1VL     7    7  14    6   84        84  ROT 40M DIPOLE ES BEAM
W9OOO     2    2   4    2    8         8  2el yagi@30'

Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
@ Non-member
$ QRO power
! Late log
SWA Category
Key Categories
Top Straight Key Scorer (x2)K4BAI
Top Bug Scorer (x1.5)W2JAZ
Top Keyer/Other Scorer (x1)K4ORD
Other Categories
First time entrant high scorerW2JAZ
Paddle/bug handle - K1/K2 knob insert drawingW3TTT

Logs submitted: 106
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 165 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,306
States represented: 38 + AB ON QC SK + CM

SILVER LOGS - 89 of 105 (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".

N1JI - Lots of noise, QSB and QRM tonight. I decided to call it a night after 30 minutes and 3 QSOs. .

W7YSB - Only on for one hour. Lots of QRM on 40m. 72 Eldon .

N8XMS - Fighting a cold took the sprint fight out of me so after making 9 QSOs, all on 40-meters, I pulled the plug. 73, Paul

NF9D - Back after some medical issues. Conditions on 40 and 80 were good. Most all stations were 559 or higher. Unfortunately my brain and my logging did not meet the same standard. I think I missed recording at least one station, and may have worked a dupe. But as always, the sprints are fun and a good way to play QRP radio. Thanks to all who worked me.

W4UX - Not much activity and QRN bad on 40 but did manage to work WK6L in across the continent.

K1IEE - Again 40M was the band to be on. Found 80M and 20M very quiet. I believe this sprint gave me the lowest multiplier count ever. Still had a good time even with the high background noise from the heavy winds outside. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K3RLL - K1 to Attic Dipole: Short time available but glad to make some connections here tonight. Nice to run into K2GLS again but missed many regulars. Got enthused to run the K1 after talking with NQ2W. Tnx for the contacts. 73 de Don .

KE9DR - KE9DR - 40 was the best band for me tonight. Lots of QRN on 80 and 20 was dead. Another fun sprint, thanks to all. 73 Bert

WB2LQF - Disappointing night with only five contacts. Quit after one hour. But it was still fun to participate and there's always next month!

KG9DW - Wow another fun Sprint! Bands were icky this time though. Not a thing on 20M, 40M was good for a while, then on down to 80M. I was beginning to think I was working the NC QSO party after three North Carolina contacts in a row to start the evening! Dinner in the middle of the Sprint, a family item to take care of, and then QSB at the end. A typical two hours of non-sequential operating for me! See you next time!

K8TJ - Great fun as always! Heard a ton of perfect fists pounding those straight keys & bugs...good job folks! Can't what for the mw Sprint in just 8 more days. days.

WA2JSG - Always a fun sprint. Thanks to all who heard my peep-squeak signal. Rig IC-703 5w into an all band vertical off a 12v battery. Big ole Kent KT-1 Straight Key. Happy Holidays to all and see y'all next year. .

KF7TDF - Lots of QRN tonight, I had some stations just booming in from the east coast but they could not hear me back, maybe next month. Still lots of fun and a good time. See you next month. 72 Danny .. .

W4XR - My first ever NAQCC event. Just getting my feet wet in CW again after 30 years of inactivity and was very nervous. Thanks for patience from everyone. Highlight was working founder K3WWP. Loads of fun--I'll be back. .

K4KRW - Great fun as always. I managed to get contacts on 3 bands. 40m was best here. 80m was a little noisy but I still heard some great signals there. i heard one signal on 20m and managed to get a contact. Thanks everyone!

K4ORD - Been awhile since I have done a NAQCC sprint, been missing lots of fun. 40M was more noisy here than 80M but reached out further, most signals on 80 were very strong, on 40 some were strong and others were weak. Ran my K3@ 5w and used the bencher paddle, not so smooth on a straight key! thanks to all 73/72 Riley K4ORD

N0FN - Tougher conditions than my last sprint but more great fun. Great to work John K4BAI while running after he was the one who encouraged me to try running. TenTec Omni B turned down to 5W makes it exciting to change from 40 to 80 meters because you have to get out the DMM and the dummy load to get back to 5W!

NF8M - What a noisy night. Could barely hear anything on 40, and 80 wasn't much better. Tnx to those I worked - CUL & 72 .

N2CN - 80 and 40 were quiet here, and very productive. Good frequency runs. I used my J-38 straight key. Thanks to all who came back to me.

KN1H - A really nice way to warm up after snowblowing the driveway in the pouring rain. Great to hear so many stations on.

NZ1MT - My first sprint in a long time and it was great to be back on the air after recently downsizing into a condo townhouse. Was using an IC-703 at 5W into a PAR EF 10/20/40 dipole strung up the closet into the attic. Surprisingly the antenna worked fairly well. Hope to install a 140ft loop in the attic before the next sprint. Happy Holidays everyone! 73, Mike - NZ1MT

W2JEK - Got on late. found 20 dead, went to 40 and then to 80. Had 2 qso on each band. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W to end fed wire. Not many qso's but lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

VE2TH - Hello, Another nice & fun sprint, Thank you all, and Have a very nice Christmas & Happy New Year, with the best of health, to each of you and your family. See you next week into the milliwatt sprint :--))) Do not forget to: Have Fun Everyday, 72, Michel VE2TH

W4DUK - Conditions not too bad tonight here in southwest-central Virginia. Spent the first half of the sprint on 40m, and the second half on 80m. Contacts were roughly split evenly between the two bands. Had to really work to pull a few contacts out of the noise floor, but that only made things even more fun. Happy Holidays! 73, Dave

KB3AAG - Seemed to be noisy tonight and 40 wasn't to productive tonight. If the noise stays I don't think I will do well in the milli watt later this month! Sorry to the few stations I just could not dig out. I hope to work you latter. Two NJ stations seems I work one and the other next! L hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Frank

VE6CPP - My 'First Sprint Attempt' with an Old TS-670 that apparently has 'No Output' (well, in the QRO World' !) Great Rx and 2.8W Out on 40M CW into a dummy load..' 'That'll Do' ! Will admit, I used the 'Keyer'.. Had so much Fun..will maybe try that 'Old Straight Key' again one day..(just didn't want to embarrass myself) 'That Bad' on my First Sprint' ! WD7Y..glad your Signal came up later, that we could finally complete the exchange ! 73 till Next Time ! Jerry VE6CPP (Poll Guy) #5697 .

KQ3Z - 80 meters was the best band here in PGH but there was not the usual assortment of states. Total QSO's increased but state multiplier is way down. But still a lot of fun even with a sinus head cold. Thanks to all who worked me. See you next month.

K3WWP - Absolutely brutal, but I made my 20 QSOs + a couple extra since copy was so bad, I wasn't sure of a couple of them. I apologize to those whom I made work so hard to get through my local noise. Also to those whom I couldn't pull through, and I'm sure there were a handful at least. Hopefully next month will be better.

W5TVW - Got started late. My FT-817 is screwy tonight, can't get 5 watts out of it consistantly tonight, just 4 watts sometime "fading" to 3.5 watts or so...??? Anyway 20 dead here. 40 was OK but lots of noise and QRM tonight. Lots of very marginal signals in background and few "CQ NA" callers. Managed a few contacts, then tried 80 meters. Made one contact and then nothing heard except "that" station so.....back to 40. Had lots of QSO's with the 817 during the day, but the "ionospheric angel" took the night off I guess. Will try the "Miliwatt Sprint" before I ship the 817 back to YAESU for a warranty repair job to find out what goes with the transmitter suddenly. Hope my luck improves. 73 from Sandy W5TVW

KB8FE - Not a good sprint night on 40 meters here in northern Ohio. Lucky for me VE2TH was wide awake and responded. All I need to bring a smile is one contact under these conditions and I got it. Happy holidays everyone! .

AB9YC - I just finished up working the week as W1AW/9 and enjoyed working many NAQCC members, many as QRP - great job. I only had a few minutes to operate and managed a quick few contacts and one non-member, welcome, AD8J.

N4MJ - Great running into a couple of ol' friends from SOTA - W1ZU, Scott and NM5S, Alan. KF7TDF, Dan is a regular. Thanks to all. Merry Christmas to ALL. 73 de n4mj, Glenn

WB8ENE - I heard some signals on 40 meters, but most of them were very weak, so I ended up making all of my contacts on 80. Only had about 1/2 hour to participate in this sprint. Thanks for the contacts, and see you next time. 73, Art .

KE5YUM - I had a good time as always. Thanks to VE5BCS for digging out my 339 to work me. All the best, Terry .

N8BB - Poor conditions here but had to make a few for an entry, keep the logs coming in anyway we can. KX3 DPL .

K2GLS - Only heard one station CQing on 20 but could not contact him. 40 was not much better at the start so went to 80 and found more activity. Later the activity picked up on 40. Made for an interesting night trying to follow the activity and propagation. That adds to the fun in these Sprints. 72, 73 Bob .

K4JPN - 7.030 was all tied up with the W1AW/9 station, so I switched to the old 7.040 frequency and glad to hear a lot of NAQCC activity there. Nothing heard on 20M. 72, Steve K4JPN .

KA2KGP - 80m. was the band to use here in WNY. Good sigs on 80, but 20 & 40 were weak & QSB. CU next week for MW contest. Merry Christmas to all NAQCC. 73 .

WX4RM - Difficult conditions tonite here in the mountains, 20M closed, lots of QRN on 40 & 80. Thanks for pulling my signal out of the noise.

K5TRI - Not much to get on either 20m or 40m and no antenna for 80m at this point. Gave up after a whopping number of three QSOs (thanks to those who responded to my calls). Hopefully better conditions next time. 72 Mike .

WD4OHD - Not the best band conditions, but a fun sprint. Thanks to everyone. .

WA1GWH - Propagation prediction seemed to indicate that 80M would be best, but I only have a 40M dipole up. So I set up my "on the ground antenna", which is TV twin split down the middle for 50 ft and spread out on the lawn as a 100 ft doublet. The rest ran to a balanced tuner. At 5W I was sometimes barely heard but not copyable. 80W did the trick and I made a few QSOs. By evening there was a few inches of snow covering the antenna. I love this sort of fooling around. No signal reports were below S6 and most were S9. Generosity, I guess .... 72/73, Garry .

WB8LZG - Hello agn sprintateers ! I got to play radio from the home QTH tonight. nice to hear several new calls with #s in the 7000's ! I played with the old Argonaut 509 agn. what a great rig ! QRP simplicity ! After several months of not being able to operate at home due to massive wideband interference, I finally found the problem with 30DB + noise. It was from the neibors marjuana growing Biz. I tracked him down with a "sniffer loop" es I confronted him with an ultimatum,,, Fix the problem or face prosecution es lawsuits. So far he has agreed to "quiet hours" 6pm til 12pm until he gets filters installed. I'll keep u all informed as to how this all plays out. As more and more states are "legalizing" dope , this may soon affect many more hams. I never thought i'd be in this situation... usually it's people accusing us hams of interference! I hope to hear many of u in the mw sprint next week. Merry Christmas to everybody. 73 Gregg WB8LZG

K1IX - 20m was dead but 40 was hopping as was 80. .

KD2MX - Not so great condx tonight. Painfully high QRN on 40 plus an annoying carrier right on 7.040 which I noticed this morning to be my QRP signal generator which somehow got turned on (I blame the cat). 80 was better. Part of the problem is my antenna was damaged in our Thanksgiving snow so about half the wire is about 10' off the ground. Amazingly it works pretty well. Made 56 QRP Qs in ARRL 160 without much effort, mostly w/big guns no doubt. But just goes to show what you can do with a less than optimal antenna. .

K1SX - n the short time I had, 20 and 40 seemed good but not as active as usual. Sorry AA9L, the qrm was too much. Thanks to all!

K8AG - Another fun time. Seemed 40M was noisy so most QSOs this time were on 80M.

W9CC - Those were about the worst conditions I've ever heard!

N8QY - Nice to be back after hospital visit.. Did all S&P most on 80m. Rest of the bands had a lot of noise.73

WA2FBN - Great sprint as always. Always amazed at how strong many of the QRP signals are. Tnx 73 Ken

AL7JK - Enjoyed the sprint, fun as allways ! Thanks to WD7Y & WK6L for pulling me outta their noise floor, only two stations I heard during the entire 2 hours :) 73 to all ... CU on the bands ... .

KA5TJS - 20 meters was a bust here so went to 40 and I guess everyone else did also. I had 3 guys calling CQ at one point with 2 other guys tuning up on top of them! It was ruff and I went to the 250hz filter. I know it has been said before but you guys really need to SPREAD OUT! I had fun anyway and hope to see you next month. Allen KA5TJS

AA9L - Wow, W1AW/9 had a big pileup on 40 when the sprint started. Got a slow start but picked up later. Heard nothing on 80. AA4H sent me his SKCC number so I put him down for 5 watts. Using my Kent straight key with an IC756 P3 turned down to 4.7 watts. As always fun was had.

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5 W to an inv V at 40' for 40 and a near bottom-loaded, ground mounted vertical for 80. Too much snow on my mini-beam so I could only use 40 and 80. Most of my QSOs were on 40. Overall, the bands weren't in that good of shape. Lots of deep QSB with signals fading in and out of readability. Great to hear K4ORD in there and great to work K3RLL down in balmy FL...I bet Don's missing the snow! Used the Vibroplex key again...loads of fun...and a challenge to stay accurate late in sprint. Happy Holidays! 72, Will, NQ2W

WA2NYY - The bands were not very good tonight. Started on 20, made 3 contacts, went to 40 where not too many signals were heard and then 80 which was very noisy. Came back to 40, CQed a lot with no many takers. I stopped at 10:15. Still had fun though and am looking forward to the mW sprint next week.

W1ZU - Late start but lots of fun. Heavy snow here in VT, which the antenna was not very happy with. Thanks and 73 - W1ZU

AK3X - Late start and spent 45 minutes on 40...(SWL DSW-40) in and out with other duties as usual.. and the last 30 minutes on 80 with my new to me OHR 100A... first time in an NAQCC sprint on 80M. Even though I am still using my 40M speaker wire fed inverted vee with ZM-2 tuner, the OHR worked quite well. Hopefully next sprint I will have a more appropriate antenna.. but I am not holding my breath! 72 til next month... Peter

AB1VL - Tried the 20 ebam and 40M rto dipole for an experiment. 20M started out OK but soon faded. Tried running 40M but on a few replies so I tried S&P until 0230. Deep QSB but got good RST from contacts. Heard several CQs 1000 miles or more away but evidently they could not hear me. Copied closer N8ZYA, K1IEE and K3WWP but they quickly disappeared, rest were dupes, so I gave up at 0230. Still lots of fun. Tnx to John, Andy et al.

K6MGO - 20m had already closed and 40m was weak and long but managed to make some contacts never the less. Thanks for the the email reminding us of the sprint, I would have missed the sprint without it. Glad to see more W6 participants lately, keep it up. 73, Bill

KQ1P - Not a great sprint here. Heavy rain, 50 MPH wind gusts, deep QSB, and now I am doing my log from memory. But I tried. John

N5GW - I was in a beach house at Gulf Shores, AL using a KX3 and CFZ on the deck. The antenna was somewhat short and low compared to home QTH, and there was moderate line noise. However as usual I was impressed with the performance of the KX3 , including its NB and audio filter and the ATU's ability to load 20M, 40M and a short antenna on 80M. The bands didn't sound too good, but I couldn't tell if it was the poorer ant and location or just suboptimal band condx. On 20M I heard/worked WA2NYY and AB1VL but heard nothing else. Moving to 40M, I located the main pack. On 80M I only heard K4BAI with a weak signal, but it was right at the end of the sprint. I hope to hear you all in the milliwatt sprint next week. 72, Gene, N5GW

AB3RU - Got a little late start this evening. Quickly scanned 20m and found nothing and moved to 40. 40 was quiet, not much noise and made a few contacts there before moving to 80. Noise levels there were a little higher, but I also heard more signals. Toward the end I was hearing quite a few signals and it was getting pretty exciting. I know I missed a few; sorry about that. As usual, always a fun night of qrp cw with a great bunch of ops.

VE5BCS - That was tough contacting tonite, noise,fading and disapering of the station. cu on the 1 watt test

K5ZU - 40 meters was in good shape, so I managed to make 4 contacts in a short period of time before I had to QRT thanks to a high fever. I was running an OHR QRP Classic (CL2040) with 5 Wtts output. I was also using a Brown Bros. straight key model CTL-A which is my all time favorite key! 72, John - K5ZU

KB0ETU - 40 meters had a lot of QRM, but didn't hear anything on 20 or 80. Maybe next sprint will be better. Used K-2 with a G5RV up 35 feet and pounded my Begali Spark key. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 72/73, Phil


K4NVJ - Conditions not great.Not much time.

NO2D - Very confused by the combination of a Fox Hunt, W1AW, and the NAQCC sprint. Result is I did poorly in all of them. Almost forgot to submit the log because only one contact. Pete, NO2D.

W4JBB - Operated about 45 minutes of the sprint. It has been a while since I participated in an NAQCC Sprint. I had a great time.

WG8Y - Hi all,Late getting my log in. I always up-load it right after the Sprint but pushed away from the desk & said ,I'll get it first thing in the morning. Almost blew it.Anyway,no 20M here.Dead as a door nail.40 sounded gud.Heard John,K3WWP Cqing.Thought,great John is loud here gonna be a gud night,maybe.Worked 19 in the first hr. which is gud for me but only picked up 8 more the 2nd half.That's OK.Still had fun dispite the QRN. Thanks all & see you in the mW next week. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y


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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, December 10, 2014 0130-0330Z

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.