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Dec 2014 Straight Key/Bug mW Sprint

Final Results

K3WWP Comments - 77 logs is the third highest total in one of our mW sprints. Congratulations and thanks to all of you who fought the poor conditions.

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN      29   28  57  16  912        912 ZS6BKW @ 60'
KN1H      19   19  38  12  456   x2   912 End Fed Wire @50'
K1SX      10   10  20   8  160   x2   320 270' open wire fed doublet @ 15'
K1IEE      8    8  16   5   80   x2   160 OCF Dipole 30 ft
W1ZU       6    6  12   6   72   x2   144 125' doublet - 30' at center
K1IX       4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 OCFD @38'
N1JI       3    3   6   3   18   x2    36 88' doublet @ 25'
AC7RB      3    3   6   2   12   x2    24 Indoor random wire
WS1K       2    2   4   2    8   x2    16 100' Doublet@25'
NZ1MT      0    0   0   0    0          0 LNR end fed 10/20/40 dipole in attic
$WI1B      4    4   8   4   32         32 Dipole 25'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WA2NYY    26   26  52  15  780   x2  1560 80m OCF dipole at 35'
W2SH      20   20  40  13  520   x2  1040 270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76'V + 90'H
KA2KGP    14   14  28  12  336   x2   672 dipole up 25 ft.
W2JEK     14   13  27   8  216   x2   432 110 ft end fed wire at 15 ft.
K2ARM      7    7  14   7   98   x2   196 40m DIPOLE 15 FT UP
WA2JSG     4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 Vertical elevated at 10'
N2HTT      4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 Inverted Vee at 35 feet
KC2MJT     0    0   0   0    0          0 Dipole 1/2 @6" 1/2@ 20'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KD3CA     18   18  36  13  468   x2   936 132 ft ocf Windom @33 ft
K2DEP     17   17  34  13  442   x2   884 G5RV @ 30ft
KB3AAG    24   24  48  16  768        768 DIPOLE@20FT
K3VYY      3    3   6   3   18   x2    36 6BTV Verticle
WB3FAE     3    3   6   3   18   x2    36 90' end fed at 30'
K3WWP      2    2   4   2    8   x2    16 ~110' attic rnd wire
$KQ3Z      8    8  16   6   96   x2   192 135' sloping doublet at 30'
$KT3R      1    1   2   1    2   x2     4 elevated 40' vertical

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WH6LE     19   19  38  16  608   x2  1216 horizontal wire loop @ 45', 215' long
K4ORD     25   25  50  19  950        950 40 dpl@40', 80 Vee@30'
K4KRW     15   15  30  14  420   x2   840 Dipole@25'
WG8Y      13   13  26  11  286   x2   572 HB 40Mdp@20' & hb coil loaded 80m dp@15'
W4DUK     12   12  24  11  264   x2   528 End-fed Zepp @20'
K1RA      10   10  20  10  200   x2   400 NE/SW dpl@40', NW/SE dpl@40', long wire
K3RLL     10   10  20   9  180        180 Stealth black night use only vertical
NA4O       6    6  12   6   72   x2   144 dpl@45'
W1SGC      8    8  16   8  128        128 dpl@30'
WD4OHD     4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 Dipoles for 80m & 40m
K4JPN      4    4   8   3   24   x2    48 Zepp@32'
KB0ETU     4    4   8   3   24   x2    48 Dipole @ 35 '
WA4RG      5    5  10   4   40         40 G5RV@50'
N4RFC      4    4   8   4   32         32 80M Dipole
KG4MTN     2    2   4   2    8   x2    16 Temporary OCD at 8 feet
N4FI       2    2   4   2    8   x2    16 attic G5RV jr,  115' rnd wire
$K9EYT     2    2   4   2    8          8 30'24 ga wire up a palm tree

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N5GW      32   32  64  23 1472   x2  2944 CFZ at 50'
W5TVW     14   11  25  11  275   x2   550 80 meter fulklwave loop @ 20 ft.
K5ZU       7    3  10   5   50   x2   100 Double Bazooka Dipole @ 50 Ft.
WI5H       6    6  12   4   48   x2    96 Loop@20'
KA5TJS     4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 80 mtr dipole at 30 ft.
$KE5YUM    3    3   6   3   18   x2    36 inverted v at 30'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WK6L       8    7  15   7  105   x2   210 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M
AA7EE      2    2   4   2    8   x2    16 66' inv vee apex@45'

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KF7WNS    12   10  22   9  198   x2   396 Inv Vee @ 35'
KF7TDF     2    2   4   2    8   x2    16 dpl@ 23'
AL7JK      1    1   2   1    2   x2     4 dpl@25

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
AC8LJ     10   10  20   9  180   x2   360 random wire @ 40 ft
N8XMS     10    9  19   8  152   x2   304 R7 Vertical
K8AG       7    7  14   6   84   x2   168 ZS6BKW in trees at about 35 feet
K8TJ       8    8  16   6   96         96 BENT RANDOM WIRE & FOLDED DIPOLE
AB8FJ      4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 Inverted L
N8ZYA      4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 Indoor Isotron Antenna
KB3CXQ     4    4   8   4   32   x2    64 hus 4btv@gnd, car wdm@35'
WA8SAN     5    5  10   5   50         50 G5RV @ 25 ft
W8SH       3    3   6   3   18   x2    36 dpl @ 65'
KD8FKD     2    1   3   2    6   x2    12 dpl@35'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N9SE      20   20  40  15  600   x2  1200 ocf dipole @48ft
AA9L      11   10  21  10  210   x2   420 dipole @ 50'

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K9OSC      7    7  14   5   70         70 Dipole@20'
K0FNR      3    3   6   3   18   x2    36 Vertical dipole elevated 7'
NO2D       3    3   6   3   18         18 80 doublet @ 25' 40 dipole

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
VE2TH     29   29  58  18 1044   x2  2088 INV VEE @ 32 FT
VE5BCS     6    6  12   5   60   x2   120 wire loop @25ft
VE3EDX     3    3   6   3   18   x2    36 Gnd mtd vertical

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

GAIN Antenna Category
Call    QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul  Sco  Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI     23   22  45  17  765   x2  1530 TH6DXX at 55'; 40m dip at 40', zepp, 80
N7WM       8    8  16   8  128        128 dpl@ 40', 3 el yagi@50'
NM5S       9    9  18   6  108        108 hex at 8m, 80m dipole with tuned feeders
NQ2W       6    5  11   6   66         66 Mini beam @25', inv V @40'

@ Non-member not eligible for certificate
$ QRO More than one watt - not eligible for certificate

1st SWA W1: N2CN & KN1H (tie)
1st SWA W2: WA2NYY
1st SWA W3: KD3CA
1st SWA W4: WH6LE
1st SWA W5: N5GW
1st SWA W6: WK6L
1st SWA W7: KF7WNS
1st SWA W8: AC8LJ
1st SWA W9: N9SE
1st SWA W0: K9OSC
1st SWA Canada: VE2TH
1st SWA DX: N/A
1st Gain: K4BAI
SOAPBOX: K3WWP - My QRN-laden QTH is no place for a mW sprint (if you can't hear 'em, you can't work 'em), so I intended to get 1 QSO and quit. I first worked VE2TH, but wasn't sure the QSO was completed (it was) so I worked KB9ILT and wound up with 2 QSOs instead of 1. After reading the soapbox comments, perhaps I should have stayed longer as apparently sigs may have been strong enough to break my s7 to s9+ QRN levels. Oh well, at least I can say I've never missed one of our NAQCC regular, mW, or 160M sprints. That's something to be proud of, I think. See you all in January. Maybe Santa will bring me some QRN repellant I can use for the 2015 sprints.

KF7TDF - Fun sprint tonight but as soon as I would hear a call it would fall back into the static, don't think I have ever worked the filters that much trying to pull the signals out. I worked the whole event and just got two contacts, oh well makes doubling it next month that much easier. Happy Holidays to every one, see you next month. 72.. Danny

K1RA - Back on the air after resurectting the wire antennas in the backyard trees. Hope to make more of the upcoming NAQCC sprints in the future.

AA7EE - This milliwat Sprint had me wishing I lived in the more densely populated eastern US, and that I lived in a lower-noise QTH. Sigs were often hard to make out in the noise, sometimes leaving me wondering if I was really hearing CW, or my brain was trying to make sense of the random noise on the band. I suspect that I'll be hearing code in my head all evening long now!

NA4O - KX3 @ 500mW, Vibroplex straight key. Heard several that I could not work.

WS1K - Joined NAQCC today and entered the Sprint. Only 2 QSOs but I was only running .5W. Thanks.

KB0ETU - Didn't realize until 12 minutes left that I had almost all my filters turned on - wonder how many contacts I missed?. Anyway, using a k-2 at 800 mw to a G5RV up 35 feet. Don't see a lot of difference between QRP & QRPp - may start working QRPp. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to one and all and hope to work all of you sometime this coming year. 72/73 Phil

K4ORD - Conditions here in VA fair, a few stations unable to copy me on both 40 and 80M, some had a good 589 signal, VE2TH was very strong here. Near the end on 40M CWT folks about took over, Heard W1AW/3 in MD calling cq so turned up the keyer to 27 WPM running my 900MW and he came right back! Thanks to all and Happy Holidays 72/73 Riley K4ORD

WD4OHD - I got a late start because of a last minute hardware glitch but managed a few QSOs at the end with about 650 mW of output to my 80m and 40m dipoles. There were a lot of QRO stations on 40m and only heard mW stations between 7.040 and 7.045 MHz. There were some good signals on 80m but mostly noise on 20m. Hoping for a better result on the next one.

NO2D - Bands were quiet this evening, so not quite so difficult to hear a milliwatt station. Heard more than I worked. It is a challenge. Pete, NO2D

K8AG - Lots of QRN on my end this time. It was really a struggle but that's what makes it fun. See you all next sprint.

N1JI - This was the first time I tried one of the mw sprints; What a difference 4.1 watts makes! I only had about 30 minutes, but was happy to make three contacts.

KN1H - Really nice conditions for a mw sprint, signals were pretty strong from all. Measured 900mw out of transmitter (6.7 Vrms in 50 ohm load). Happy Holidays to all!

N2CN - This was my first milliwatt sprint, and I was amazed at how far just a little bit of power goes. 40m was the place to be, but 80m opened up towards the end.

W5TVW - Started out on 20 but no signals at all. QSY to 40 and worked a decent string and then nothing new. QSYed to 80 and worked only one station! Nothing more there. Back to 40 and managed two non members with new states. All of a sudden another batch of stations working another contest that were loud, so gave up. Propagation was fairly good on 40 but PSK31 and another "contest" took over so quit and filled in logger. The FT-817 running tight about at 900 mw. on 1 watt position. Worked fairly well considering power output.

N2HTT - My first NAQCC sprint, and my first *milliwatt* sprint ever! Great fun although I only got to operate a for a few minutes at the beginning and end of the sprint. I will definitely be back! 73

W4DUK - Was running 900mW tonight. Calling CQ netted only one contact, so resorted to search and pounce for the rest. 73 de Dave

KQ3Z - 80 had more activity in PGH but not like a normal sprint. It was definetly tougher to make contacts tonight. Maybe those receivers in the mW units aren't as hot as the KX3's everyone usually uses?

W2JEK - Used my Oak Hills OHR-500 at 900 MW with Idiom Press audio filter and Bunnell straight key. Heard no activity on 20 and went to 40 for 7 qso and then to 80 for 7 more. Power measured by WM-2 wattmeter. Had a slow start but hooked up the audio filter with better results. Was good time with lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135

K3RLL - K3 to Stealth Vertical: Really enjoyed our mW Sprint tonight and thought it was really easier than our regular sprints. Who would know we were all running less than a watt? I thought signals were very good and, once I learn how to better operate the new rig, I'll be able to copy well 'the first time'. My apologies for repeats on call signs as I fumbled with the RIT. I'll learn... maybe. 72 de Don K3RLL

VE2TH - Hello, real nice conditions tonight, except few QRM from some PSK 31. Got 4 new states for my WAS QRPp (below 1 watt) and work VE5BCS for the first time, and N5GW in MS + Fl, WV, SC. It is great!!! See you all again next time, next year, 72/73 to all, Michel

KB3AAG - What a night, I had all kinds of noise bad on 40 and much worse on 80! I wonder why we do it and then realize because it is a lot of fun! Sorry to all those that called on 80, I could just dig out two of you and no joy on the rest! A bad time for 40 to go long, I got both NM and CO! Have a good holiday, perhaps I'll ask Santa for a real big antenna. FRANK

NZ1MT - Started tuning around at 0130z No surprises 20M band was already closed. Tuned around 40M and heard K8TJ Tim from MI calling 'CQ NA', after a couple of N? replies along with the QSB up and down Tim disappeared. Spent the next hour tuning around 80M and 40M a few times and heard no other NA calls, tried CQing a few times and nothing. Better luck next time. 73 - Mike

KB3CXQ - Bands were quite noisy for QRPp. Only one person heard me @ 250mW so I needed to turn it up to 500mW. Quite strange condx.

AA9L - Lot's of CQ's. Sorry W5TVW, I got all your info but guess you didn't get mine. Not much activity after 0300Z. See you all in the next sprint.

N9SE - This was my first mW sprint. It was a lot of fun. I started on 20m for about 15 minutes, then moved to 40m for about 20 minutes or so, and finally ended up on 80m. The bands were in pretty good shape and not too crowded. It's a shame QRPp doesn't work ; ) (Where have I heard that before? HI - K3WWP) 72 de Marty, N9SE

K1IEE - Heard some very to weak signals on 20M and 80M so I went to 40M. There I had S5 QRN, digital and more QRM. Even with all that some NA calls could be heard and worked. Had a good time but with band conditions it was wicked hard this time. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K5ZU - My first flea power sprint! Wish I could of worked more NAQCC members, but had a good time. 40 meters was in good shape...heard no action on 20 meters. The high light of the night...a 45 minute rag chew with a GA station that had a solid copy on me through-out the QSO! I was using an OHR QRP Classic 20/40 turned down to .990 Mw into a Double Bazooka dipole up 50 feet. Also using a Brown Bros. CTL-A straight key. Until next time...72, K5ZU

W1ZU - My first mW sprint. I found it pretty challenging, working to pull out the signals. Some were quite strong, but others very weak. Great fun.

WI1B - Check log only this time..

K1SX - Seemed easier to make qso's in this sprint than the 5w version--can't explain it. I even got the 2-way with AA9L that I lost in qrm last week. At one point I was running a milli-pileup on 40, in amusing contrast to what W1AW/3 was doing a few khz down. Tnx for the fun!

KC2MJT - Tried for 30 minutes. Crippled antenna from recent storm that brought down one leg of my dipole. Heard a handful of very weak stations. No takers, so pulled the switch.

VE5BCS - 20m started out like gang busters then went qrt. 40 was quite but made a few. Tnx all. A very Merry Christmass to all cu next year.

W8SH - Hello to all the milliwattmen ! I and Scott rice KB8VWM, operated from W8SH at Michigan State Univ. club stn last nite. Used Ten Tec Orion II cranked all the way down to 1w. Had a great time trying to pull the "pip squeak" signaals out of the noise ! I strted out on 20m and heard NM5S , but couldnt get any more of his info. Finally broke the ice with a solid QSO wid Terry KE5YUM. 20 was fading fast so we went to 40 es Scott took over. After a few CQ's he finally caught VE2TH in QC. N5GN heard but not wrkd. then we went up to the old " novice band for some "code practice" . Scott had a nice QSO with Ed,KM4LT. After the 73's were said , i listened in fer one more and found K4ORD waiting for me. No records set with only 3 QSOs , but still shows just what can be done with "flea power". Scott is also somewhat new to the "cw contest" game, so this group is a great bunch of guys to start off a new "sprinter" Thanks to all who tryed to pull us out tonight and didnt quite make it. Hope to see you all on SKN es the next sprint. 73 Gregg WB8LZG #1444 (7460)

K3VYY - My first attempt at a sprint since becoming a member. Not many QSO's since I could only operate about an hour, but great fun. Amazing what a half watt will do!

KE5YUM - Thanks to all who worked me, especially N3FCS for digging me out of the noise. Happy Holidays to all. Terry

KD3CA Many thanks to the stations I worked and sorry to stations that we couldn't , was pretty QRN & a bit of QSB at my QTH . Rig was a KX3 PWR 998mW. Thanks again to all, Merry Christmas

K4BAI - FT1000MP, 990 mw, WM-2 QRP Wattmeter, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp, inverted vee. Always a challenge to make QSOs with less than one watt, but every QSO made is rewarding. 20M was very good compared to last week when I found no NA Sprint activity on that band. Some east coast stations heard, but none worked. All QSOs from NM and CO west and north except for local KK4BNC. 40M was fair, but went long quickly and only fourth district station worked was K3RLL in FL. Went to 80 too late, but thanks to KA2KGP, Tom in NY for his patience in making a QSO on that band just before the sprint ended. Hope to work many of you this week as W1AW/4 from GA. Happy Holidays and New Year to all. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

KD8FKD - My first time in the milliwatt sprint. Pretty challenging considering all the QRM and QRN with such low power.

N5GW - J38, KX3 at 900 mW, HB tuner and CFZ. Acting on a hot tip from AL7JK on QRP-L, I spent the first half hour on 20M, snaring 11 sprinters. Moving to 40M, I found the most activity, but only heard/worked KB3AAG on 80M. It seems to me that during winter 40M is usually OK, but the other usable band is either 80M or 20M but not both!

K2ARM - Finally got my antenna back up even though it is only up 15 feet. First time in the milli watt sprint too and using somewhat less than 800MWs. Conditions seemed pretty good but lots of QRN at my station.

WH6LE - I wish I didn't have a hearing loss. Thanks all! 72 PETE

K4KRW - Great fun as always. 40m and 80m were a bit noisy. I still was able to copy most signals without too much trouble. There was one I did have to give up on. Sorry, I just could not pull you out of the noise. I'm always amazed at how many contacts we all get with less than a Watt. KX3, straight key, dipole. Tnx - Richard

W2SH - 40m was in good shape but petered out during the final half hour. 80m was noisy and had little activity. 600 mW from a TenTec 539 and a Junker key.

K1IX - FT817 @ 680mw is tough slug against big sigs. heard many other NA but could not bag em.(k8xms,kb3aag) still fun. 73

K2DEP - This was a lot of fun. I used my KX3 @ 900mw and did a hunt and peck night. Condx were noisy on 40 and 80 Mtrs. Thanks to those who struggled with our QSO's. QRPp Ops have really good ears. Hope to see you all again. 73

KG4MTN - My first milliwatt sprint, and was amazed at how well QRPp works!! 20 meters dead, 40 had lots of QSB and finally closed down about 1 hour into the sprint. It did get the dust off of my old Kent straight key and used my portable antenna for contacts (no, I did not get out into the cold night!!!). Looking forward to January Sprint and a happy holiday season to all!!

N8XMS - That was like trying to hear whispers from 20 feet away inside a steel mill! I took the punishment for 50 minutes and then called it quits. Nevertheless I managed 10 QSOs with 8 multipliers, and even beat my score from the regular sprint last week! I was using my K2 at 900 mW into my old Cushcraft vertical. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! 73, Paul

WA4RG - What a great sprint. Last week I was stuck in a hotel, I had a rig and antenna but could not open the window and get an antenna out, consequently I could not hear a thing. This was a great sprint, it seemed the bands were in fairly good shape, what a fantastic way to spend some time on the air.

WI5H - Well the bands were not good to me tonight. However, I had a great time. K4BAI and N5GW both had nice signals on 20 and 40 meters. TNX guys. Worked K3RLL on 20 and finished off the mW by working KE5HL on 80 meters 170 miles from me down here in TX. After exchanging info with Clay (who was not working the print but is a member) I decided to abandon the mW sprint, turn up the power to a full 5 watts and rag chew for a while on 80 meters. All in all a fun evening even with a low score. QRP, QRPp and homebrewing really are a lot of fun. 72 Mike

WG8Y - Hi all,Well,made it.Whew.My homebrew 40-80m coil loaded DP developed a problem late afternoon so pulled it down and turned it into a 40m dp @20' & pulled out a HB 80m coil shortened dp out that I've been wanting to try and hung center at 15' & ends app 8'up.SWR was telling me to add some wire but was getting too dark so said it would have to do.Well it heard way better than it talked. Hi Hi.Guess I should have fixed the 40-80 wire. Anyway,thanks to those that heard me on 80m. My FT-817 was showing 500mw on 40m & 400mw on 80m. Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all of the NAQCC gang! 73 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

KF7WNS - Another fun sprint. 20M was in pretty good shape. 40M didn't come on until late. Best DX on 40M- K4BAI/John- OR to GA 2249Mi/850mW. 72's see you next time. Gary

WA2NYY - These mW sprints are a blast! I'm always amazed at who I can hear. Had a good run on 40m and 80m wasnt too bad either, 20 was too noisy here. Navigating between the digital QSOs on 40 is always fun, as are the ragchew QSOs on 80. The most fun was a few pileups I had with 3 people callling me at once. I think I got almost everybody that tried calling me except for the K4 at the end of the sprint. The noise on 80 drowned out your suffix. Beter luck next time. Happy Holidays to everyone and may all hear us QRPers! 73 Mark

WA2JSG - Ran 900mW from my Icom. Christmas party at office this evening so only spent last half hour in sprint. Thanks Frank, Bob, Mark & Andy for picking up my peep-squeak signal. Happy Holidays to all!

KT3R - Running SW-40+ on a breadboard at 2W, what a great hobby!!

AC8LJ - Very crowded band this evening, but was able to make a few contacts in the hour I had for the Sprint. Thanks to all for making this an enjoyable event.

K4JPN - Worked three stations with my xtal controlled Tuna Tin 2 on 40M using my K2 for a receiver and one station on 80M using my K2. 400mW is a challenge. 72,Steve K4JPN

WB3FAE - started on 20 meters but nothing heard. One contact on 80 meters. Went back to 40 meters due to the s7 to s8 noise level on 80. Some good signals out there for under 1 watt.

NQ2W - K1 at 900 mW to a 2-element mini beam at 25 ft and an inverted vee at 40 ft. Found out minutes before the sprint that I didn't have the correct adapter for my Know-Code key so I had to use my Bencher paddle instead - no X2 multiplier. The Survivor season finale was on so I only operated's the only time I like commercials. :) Both 20 and 40 seemed to be pretty good. The QSOs I was privileged to make were FB copy for the most part. Thanks to all for the opportunity. Happy holidays and hope to hear you all next year! 73/72, Will

KA2KGP - Well 80 was the band for this mW sprint! 20 & 40m were soft but 80 was in good shape. Heard many more than I worked. Nice sprint! Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all. 73

AC7RB - Been milliwatting since the end of aug 2014 so thot I'd give this sprint a shot. Didn't hear any activity on 20m. Heard activity on 80m during the last half hour of the sprint but was unable to make any QSOs. NC is a new state for me on 40m. Rig used was Yaesu FT817ND set at the 0.5 watt output power level. Merry Christmas and all the best QRP/QRPp in the new year. 72, Mark

KA5TJS - My first mw sprint. It was a lot of fun but hard on the ears! I ran the FT-817 at .5 watts and used the 80 meter dipole on 40. I did not even try 20 meters but I probably should have. Used the Bencher straight key.

K9EYT - Working portable from near Tampa Bay. Antenna 30'24ga wire ( Condo Stealth )run up a palm tree. Icom706 ran more then 1 watt hoped to hand out contacts from FL.73 Ray k9EYT/4

AL7JK - As allways, fun to operate in any NAQCC event ! Heard several stations, made some attempts KF7WNS, Gary pulled me outta the noise level. Thanks Gary ! 73 to all. C U on the bands ... AL7JK,John Eagle River, Alaska

VE3EDX - 900MW KX3 Merry Christmas from Thunder Bay

N4RFC - This was my first sprint after working QRP for 17 years. Lots of fun with half a watt!

Ki VA3PEN is responsible for the contents of this page - the results and soapbox. Any questions about that go to pix_email_va3pen (1K).

See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Thursday, December 18, 2014 0130-0330Z

Power: 999 mW or less to be eligible for any awards or prizes. Others welcome to participate and submit check logs.

Note: We do not cross-check logs for our special milliwatt sprints. What you submit stands as your final score, so please check yourself for accuracy before submitting.

Entry Deadline:
The Sunday following the sprint at 2400Z

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