Jan 2015 QRP/CW Sprint (#123)
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division KN1H 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 End fed wire @50' K1IEE 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 OCF dpl 30' WI1B 19 19 38 10 380 x2 760 Dpl @25' K1IX 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 OCFD @38' KX1NH 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Dpl @35' N1JI 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 88' doublet @25' KB1UOH 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Vert W2 Division W2JAZ 39 38 77 18 1386 x2 2772 Carolina Windom @40' W2SH 29 28 57 19 1083 x2 2166 Inverted L, 76'V + 90'H K2ZC 21 20 41 15 615 x2 1230 Dpl @25' KA2KGP 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 Dpl @25' W2JEK 11 10 21 11 231 x2 462 20m gp @20', 40m end fed @15' WA1GWH 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 40m dpl @15' WB2LQF 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 Multi-band 94' Attic Zepp @30' AGL WA2NYY 12 12 24 6 144 x2 288 80m OCF dpl @35' WA2JSG 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Vertical elevated @10' WA2FBN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl @30' W3 Division KD3CA 23 21 44 15 660 x2 1320 132' Windom @33' AB3RU 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 Wire vertical, g7fek @22' KC2EGL 14 13 27 10 270 x2 540 G5RVjr @20' KQ3Z 11 10 21 7 147 x2 294 135' sloping doublet @30' W4 Division K2YGM 39 39 78 20 1560 x2 3120 Vertical ground mounted WH6LE 31 28 59 20 1180 x2 2360 Horizontal wire loop @45', 215' long WX4RM 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 6BTV gnd mtd vert WG8Y 31 28 59 14 826 x2 1652 20-40M HB DP & 80m 1/4 sloping wire K1RA 26 25 51 16 816 x2 1632 ZS6BKW @45' NE/SW & NW/SE N4SX 23 22 45 16 720 x2 1440 W5GI Mystery Antenna @37' W4ONC 20 20 40 17 680 x2 1360 OCF @40' WB4UHC 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 0M Inv Vee @30' KB4QQJ 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 EndEfedz @33' WD4OHD 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 80m and 40m dipoles, 20m vertical K4KRW 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 Dpl @25' AK4NY 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 G5RV @35' in center abt 50' @ each end W4DUK 11 10 21 8 168 x2 336 End-fed Zepp @20' KK4BE 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Dpl @30' K4NVJ 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 88' long dpl @30' NA4O 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dpl @45' N4FI 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 115' Rnd Wire K4JPN 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Zepp @32' W5 Division K5OAI 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 HiQ vert @20' WI5H 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Loop @20' KE4D 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 InvV @40' KA5TJS 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 80m dpl @30' KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Inverted V @30' W6 Division WK6L 20 17 37 15 555 x2 1110 40M/20M Windom Vee, @35' NS3C 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Dpl @20' WB0USI 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Vert @25' K6MGO 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Indoor 50' doublet W6FPS 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Trapped vertical @AE6SF 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 InvL @36', invV @36' W7 Division AA7VW 47 43 90 27 2430 x2 4860 80m G5RV @40' KF7WNS 28 26 54 17 918 x2 1836 Inv Vee @35' WD7Y 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 88' doublet @30' K9JWV 16 15 31 14 434 x2 868 Windom @30' KF7TDF 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 Dpl @25' KF7ATL 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Dpl @20' WU7F 2 2 4 2 16 x2 32 Inv Vee up 30' $WA2TRF 20 14 34 17 578 x2 1156 InvV @30' W8 Division WA8AXF 24 23 47 17 799 x2 1598 130' Doublet @40' WB8LZG 23 22 45 17 765 x2 1530 Dpl @30' N8BB 22 21 43 15 645 x2 1290 Dpl @40' NT8P 17 16 33 13 429 x2 858 80 and 40 dpl @25' NF8M 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 80m OCF dpl @35' N8XMS 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 R7 Vertical K8RJW 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 6 BTV @15' WB8ENE 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 132' doublet @15' K3YP 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 GAP Titan Vertical KB8FE 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Indoor dpl @15' AB8OU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Double Zepp W9 Division N9SE 20 18 38 13 494 x2 988 Dpl @15' W9CC 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 6BTV KB9BVN 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 Attic dpl @30' W0 Division N0TA 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 Doublet @30', 1/4 wave gnd mnt vertical N8LA 10 9 19 6 114 x2 228 Dpl @35' K2HT 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Loop @40' NO2D 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 80m doublet AA0W 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Dpl K0MIS 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 OCF dpl @25' Canada Division VE2TH 33 31 64 14 896 x2 1792 Inv vee @32' VE3EDX 11 11 22 11 242 x2 484 Grd mtd vertical VE3FUJ 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 G5RV @50' VE5BCS 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 D pole @25' VE3DVC 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Inv Vee @40' VE3DTI 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 End-fed vertical wire @43' DX Division CO8CML 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Inverted "V" dpl @27' WA4ZOF 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 31' wire vertical SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division W3 Division K3WWP 20 19 39 13 507 x1.5 761 ~110' attic rnd wire W4 Division W5 Division K5GQ 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 Dpl @20' W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division AB8FJ 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 Inverted L W9 Division AA9L 36 35 71 19 1349 x1.5 2024 Trap dpl @50' AA9WP 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 Vertical 18' W0 Division WD0K 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 Delta loop @30' Canada Division DX Division SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division N2CN 35 32 67 17 1139 1139 ZS6BKW @60' NR1D 15 13 28 13 364 364 40m loop K1SX 16 16 32 10 320 320 270' open wire fed doublet @15' W2 Division N2ESE 8 8 16 8 128 128 80mtr OCF dpl @25' KC2MJT 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl @15' $@NG2D 7 7 14 6 84 84 Dpl @20' W3 Division N8XEE 11 11 22 9 198 198 G5RV Junior @35' WB3T 4 4 8 3 24 24 Ground Mounted Vertical W4 Division K4VIG 49 46 95 18 1710 1710 G5RV @45' N4MJ 23 22 45 18 810 810 Windom and Extended Double Zepp KU4A 13 11 24 11 264 264 40m slp dpl, 80m 1/4-wave sloper W4TZM 12 12 24 10 240 240 Dpl @45' K3RLL 10 10 20 7 140 140 Night-only Vertical WA4RG 5 5 10 5 50 50 G5RV @60' W5 Division N5GW 48 47 95 23 2185 2185 CFZ @50' AC5T 3 3 6 3 18 18 Homebrew Vertical W6 Division KR5RR 16 16 32 13 416 416 44' Doublet @35' W7 Division AA7CU 3 3 6 2 12 12 6' whip @12' using 8 radials W8 Division WA8SAN 14 14 28 10 280 280 G5RV @25' W9 Division K9FO 20 18 38 15 570 570 20 dpl, 80,40 long wire K9IS 17 17 34 11 374 374 330' horizontal loop @30' AB9YC 7 7 14 6 84 84 Dipole @20' KG9DW 2 2 4 2 8 8 Windom @45' K9EYT 1 1 2 1 2 2 40' 24 ga. wire shoot over a tree W0 Division K9OSC 23 21 44 18 792 792 CF Zepp @30' N0FN 5 5 10 4 40 40 InvV @35' AD0IV 4 4 8 3 24 24 Big loop, low to ground Canada Division VE6CPP 5 5 10 4 40 40 Gnd mtd vert DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key NQ2W 27 27 54 19 1026 x2 2052 Mini beam @25', inv V @40', gnd mtd vert Bug Keyer/Keyboard W2IX 12 11 23 9 207 207 Force 12 C3S tribander @20' W6SU 3 3 6 3 18 18 3el yagi @40', roof mtd vert Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
STATS: Logs submitted: 123 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 195 Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,664 States represented: 39 + AB ON QC SK + CMSOAPBOX:
AB9YC - Only had a short while, in the opening 30 minutes. I was only S&P but have a blast, everyone I could hear sounded great. See y'all next month.
WU7F - I quit early after a "Locust Swarm" (LQP QRM) got me.
N1JI - I could only participate for the first half-hour this month and high noise levels didn't make for a lot of QSOs. I was pleased that my first three contacts were with members I haven't worked before: W2JAZ, W4ONC and K3WWP. 72 and see you next month!
KX1NH - Noisy here on 80. QRM on 40. 20 was good and long here but didn't hear too many. Great working KF7WNS on 20 for a coast to coast NH<>OR QSO. CU next time
K8RJW - Too tired to continue...still fun! Better luck next time. '72
KB8FE - Not much heard in northern Ohio tonight. Mild weather. Nice to hear the few that I was able to work.
K3RLL - K3 to Antenna-restriction temp vertical: No action on 20m and driven down the band on 40m only to find that is where everyone was. Who knew? I thought we paid dues for 7.040-7044. (Smile) 72 and Tnx.
NO2D - Decided to try my old straight key. Rusty. Glass elbow. Quit after six contacts. Need more practice. 40 meters very busy. 80 meters quiet here in Parker.
K3WWP - Conditions were better (well actually less terrible) this evening. The noise was still there (s6-7 on 40 and s9 on 80), but signals rose above the noise quite a bit of the time and I got my 20 QSOs before 0300Z tonight. Thanks to all I worked and apologies to those whom I missed - I'm sure there were some. Nice to see 20 open to EU this evening - the first time in a while now. Hope that's a sign of things to come now that we've got the winter solstice a month behind us now.
KG8DW - Just had a few minutes between projects so jumped on and handed out a couple of contacts. Heard some real good fists tonight.
KC2MJT - Hardest I've ever worked a sprint and only to get one contact in 1.5 hours. Conditions here were 80 grit.
KB9BVN - First NAQCC Sprint in a LONG time...did not realize how much I missed it and how much fun it was. Only made 14 contacts but it was great fun off the attic dipole. Putting up a homebrew wire vertical next month, in the backyard...should do better then.
KE4D - First Sprint for me. Took me the first hour to figure out how to get the YOuKits EK-1 to transmit and receive on the same freq. I guess it helps to read the instructions. Lots of fun though. I'll do better next time! de ke4d
KC2EGL - Finally after a long absence do to a crazy work schedule I have returned to the monthly sprint. Thanks to all who logged me this evening. As usual it was great fun. Hope to cu on the radio again soon. 73 Mike Rig-KX3 w/PX3 Key-US Navy Flamproof
KC7TDF - Another fun sprint, conditions in Wyoming were very hot and cold and dropped off completely at 310. thanks to those that that shared their number with me and see you next month or in the Mw sprint.73 danny
AA9L - Lot's of activity on 40 meters. Pileups! What fun! Decided to use the Vibroplex this evening. A little rusty.
AB3RU - Fun sprint as always. Worked all three bands tonight. Spent a lot of time calling - sometimes it seemed like no one could hear me, and then three or four calls in a row. Always interesting on the air...
K4KRW - Bands were not great here in NC tonight. I did not hear a lot of the regular crowd I seem to always run into. 40m kind of got taken over for the last half hour by another contest. No contacts on 20m tonight. I tried to get an Oregon station I heard, but no joy. I got a few on 80m. Still, I had a great time. Thanks everyone! Richard
WA8AXF - Lots of activity on 40M would help if stations spread out a little. 0.15 kHz is not enough room! WE8UPJ worked for 1.28 watts per mile hi hi neighbor.
AD0IV - Thanks for the QSO's -- lots of fun tonight!
K1RA - It was good to hear activity on 20, 40 & 80m, though 80m was a bit noisy here. 40m was best band with 12 Q's, 20 & 80m each with 7.
VE5BCS - A special tnx to w2ix for hanning in for the contact that was tough. the band was ok. All on 20m.
NR1D - My ears hurt from all the static on 40 meters!!!! 80 was a bust.
AB8FJ - K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L and this time used my old Lafayette Radio Electronics Bug ... same as a Hi-Mound BK-100. Purchased it 42 years ago. Great fun and will have to keep adding makeshift weights to slow down the dots. Concentrated mainly on 80M this evening until things got very slow there and then moved to 40M for the last 20 minutes to finish the Sprint.
WA2NYY - Only able to get on for the last hour. Band conditions were not very good tonight. Was only able to make contacts on 40 and the band was very noisy. This was the first night I couldnt pull out a lot of stations that I usually could. Sorry fellas. But it was still fun and was glad to work K2YGM/4 down in FL. 72 - Mark
WD0K - What a noisy nite! You would think it was New Years Eve. 80 mtrs was like rolling thunder (in and out). 40 settled down then the nets started and qrn was strong! Low score, but was fun. 72's Rich/wd0k
N8BB - Fair openings but still a little messy in spots. 80 had a rather large amount of noise and very hard to get on. Thanks to everyone, had fun.
K5GQ - Got in late. Nothing on 20m. Loud AB9CA and good signal from K2YGM/4. Been enjoying being an Advisor for CWA. I could not get any one to join me tonight.
WH6LE - Swarmed by the Locust QSO Party which crowded things a bit. Another great sprint pounding the AMECO. Thanks all! WH6LE PETE
WA8AXF - Lots of activity on 40M would help if stations spread out a little. 0.15 kHz is not enough room! WE8UPJ worked for 1.28 watts per mile hi hi neighbor.
VE6CPP - Slowly Improving ! Nice to hear the Band Open a bit better, although as much Fun it is hearing Pile-Up's..they were not for the CQ NA guys ! Nice to work a few 'New NAQCC Op's since last sprint. Hope everyone enjoyed ! 73
K1IEE - Tried 80M but the noise level was very high. Went to 40M and also had high noise level and digital QRM even with all that QRN I did hear lots of signals so stayed there except for 3 contacts on 20M. Thanks to all 73 Dick
KQ3Z - Great night with lots of signals on 40 here in Pittsburgh. Thanks for the contacts.
N2CN - Conditions were decent on 40m, which was where I spent most of my time. A special shout out to my old pal, Dave WA2TRF, who joined NAQCC today. I heard you in there!
KN1H - A very nice sprint, great to hear the West Coast so strong on 20. Used IC7200 at 5W with Nye Viking Master Key.
NT8P - Vry noisy bands tonight with some high speed cw mixed in with our event. Took a while but I got you Mark WG8Y.
WX4RM - All bands very noisey, a good nite to wear headphones to pull sigs out of the noise. Can't moan about the conditions, skip was good. Worked stations in all directions, CA, Cuba, QC, Fl., so I am happy here!! Had lots of fun.
WG8Y - Hi all, Spent time this afternoon putting up a kinda sloping 1/4 vert. for 80M & only made 2 Q's there.80M had QRN pretty bad here in NC.Started on 20m but that lasted 15 minutes here.40M was good. Had a 9 land call that was real loud. Turns out he was running 100w. No wonder my head phones came off! We had a rag chew of sorts getting his info. Boy thoses high speed guys were steping all over everyone. Oh well. Actualy worked a couple guys thru their QRM. Thanks for the repeats guys. My 817 was no match. Hi HI . Hey Ron,NT8P glad I could get you out of that mess.Gud hearing my Ohio QRP buddy.Had fun.72 From N.C. Mark WG8Y
KF7WNS - Wow 20M was busy tonight. Don't think I've heard that many stations before. Finally moved to 40M at 0300Z, but it had already gone long. Lots of fun. 72, Gary/KF7WNS
WB2LQF - First contact was Oregon on 20M. "Oh boy," I thought, "this is going to be a good night! Well....I was down on 40M about fifteen minutes later and stayed there all night. 80M was except for a couple of traffic handlers. Looking forward to next month! 73, Stan
N0FN - Thought I was getting on for something else, but heard CQ NA and jumped on for a few QSOs before CWT. NAQCC sprints are the most intelligible to my ears. Thanks everyone for keeping it nice for the CW newbies.
KB4QQJ - 20 meters was a good place to start, but 40 took its lead quickly! I think we need to consider spreading out some more. LOL I tend to leave my filter wide to hear those who don't zero beat, but can't do it in this sprint. With stations a 300Hz to either side it is a tough( but fun!) sprint. Never had a chance to make it to 80 meters. I apologize to the W9??? station that kept trying. I just couldn't get the other stations to stand by. For some of the new members, AND some of the more persistent, I suggest a review of Johns Sprint Tips found here: http://www.naqcc.info/sprint_tips.html Great information to make a sprint go smoothly. In any case a lot of fun was had and Thanks to the NAQCC staff for making it happen each month. Rig was my KX3 #85 at 5 watts, Antenna was a Par EndFedz at 33 feet, Key was my 1928 Marconi AS300-A, 72 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
VE3DTI - Always nice to work QRP to QRP!. Rig: ic-703+ at 5W max (as shown by Elecraft W2 wattmeter). Ant: endfed vertical wire at 43 Ft. Straight Key: Scheunemann Kleine Hantaste. TU all es 73 de Jose VE3DTI.
VE2TH - Hi!, Thanks again to all who copied my "peanut whistle thru the QRN. With the KX3 @ 100 Hz of selectivity + earphones, I had no problem to dig out everybody. See you next month for more fun. 72/73 Michel
WA4ZOF - First sprint I have been able to hear and work since moving to KH6 land. Tnx to GENE N5GW and GARY KF7WNS for the points....GREAT EARS GUYS...RIG , ARGO VI 5W to a 31 ft wire vertical..
AE6SF - First time in this contest. It was fun!
W2IX - this is my first entry for the sprint... a single band effort. i'm working on stringing up some wire for 80/40....20m went to sleep around 40minutes before the end of the sprint..73 es hny. frank w2ix
NF8M - Glad to hear some action on 20, which was fun because I worked near and far - my neighbor N8XMS as well as a rare California, WK6L. And once the sprint on 40 was over, the second hour was good there. CU next month es 72!
N8LA - First, my sincere apologies to the ?VE3? station who patiently answered my repeated requests for repeats but whose information I could now pull out of the QRN. KX-3, 200 ft. dipole @ 35 ft. I was using a hand key I am making into a TOCK (Tricked Out Crappy Key.) It is a cheap Japanese key with a plastic base and a U-shaped piece into which the lever snaps. I am smoothing the lever and polishing it to a bright shine and have mounted it on an oak base. It has a ballpoint pen spring. My therapist is trying to come up with a name for people who have this type of "key fetish." The bands were weird, but interesting, tonight. Was happy to work Brother Gregg, WB8LZG. Also, I had a 12 minute QSO with a 92 year old op, Lowell, W0TER, in Iowa. Thanks to all the great and interesting people who worked me tonight. You made my night! 72 Lou N8LA.
K9JWV - Enjoyed operating my recently acquired K1. Moderate condx on 20 meters and nice to hear and work CO8CML.
CO8CML - Some QSB on 20m, but worked 7 stations.I hope see all again next month!!Best 73's, Carlos.
N5GW - KX3 with internal keyer to HB tuner & CFZ. QRN from an approaching wx front was mild on 20M, moderate on 40M and severe on 80M. However 20M was otherwise in very good shape for this time of day and year, yielding 28 Q's. The remainder were on 40M which was in decent shape. I could hear a few 80M stations, but couldn't make out any call signs. Maybe next sprint I'll be back on the J38 before the rust builds up again.
WB8ENE - I spent less than an hour in the sprint, and all of that time was on 40 meters using my Peaberry V2 at 3 watts. I wanted to use my new Hardrock-50 amplifier to boost the output to 5 watts, but the Peaberry output power is not stable at such low power (about 0.2 watts) so I went barefoot. I guess I'll try running the full 50 watts in the next SKCC sprint. There were a lot of signals on the HDSDR waterfall in this 40 meter band segment. Thanks for the contacts, and I'll see you in the next sprint. 73, Art
KA2KGP - Nice Sprint - Good Bands & a good turnout tonite. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. w/keyer. Good to hear some newer members.
WB8LZG - HELLO FELLO SPRINTERS. GREAT CONX HERE IN MICH LAST NIGHT. I FIRED UP THE OL' TRUSY TT ARGO 509 AGIAN LAST NIGHT. SARTED OUT ON 20M. IT WAS OPEN NICELY TO THE WEST COAST. I WORKED 3 CAL. STNS ES I USUALLY LUCKY TO GET ONE. AFTER 45 MINS ER SO WENT TO 40M. THERE WAS ANOTHER CONTEST ON ES SOME DX THING TOO, SO 40 WAS PERTY WILD FER A WHILE. I WORKED OVER HALF OF MY QSO'S WID MEMBERS # OVER 6000. WELCOME ABOARD TO ALL OF THE NEWCOMERS ! RAN INTO OLD FRIEND LOUIS N8LA, ALWAYS PUTS A SMILE ON MY FACE TO HR OLD FRIENDS ON AGN. I DIDNT GET MY USUALL "BEELINE" TO THE SOUTH, BUT DID GET A FEW FROM ALL OVER. HOPE TO SEE U ALL AGN NEXT MONTH. 73 WB8LZG GREGG
WD4OHD - Good signals on all three bands, but QRM at times on 40m. Conditions improved over the span of the Sprint. Thanks to all.
WA1GWH - 40M had quite a bit of QRN but good propagation. Was nice to see folks spread out! Were even ops down around 7030! TU ES 72, Garry
WA4RG - Great fun as always!
K2ZC - Lots of fun as always. I had to leave before the sprint was over because of another obligation. Thanks everyone for the qso's. 73 es 72, Dave k2zc
K4NVJ - Poor condx!
KU4A - Signals seemed weaker than normal to me, but still plenty of people to work. Thanks for all the QSOs.
W2JAZ - Fun contest as always and with the added challenge of finding bandwidth in between what seemed like 2 other events where a lot more power was being used. Fun never the less and can't get enough of this KX3 in action! Amazing little radio. - Rick W2JAZ
VE3FUJ - Enjoyable sprint, however I only had about 40 mins available so my time was short. Lots of stations for a change nice to hear. Brion 3011
W4ONC - It has been a while since participating in this Sprint. I am very happy to be back. I purchased a new rig for general QRP contacts and so far it has worked very well. It is the MFJ-9200 with all of the frequency boards. It worked very well in the NAQCC Sprint last night. Thanks to everyone that I made contact with last night, I had a ton of fun.
K1IX - 40m very noisy, 20m quiet but not much activity but good DX !
K6MGO - I think this is one of my best sprints, so far, both 20 and 40 yielded good QSO's spread out nice and evenly. Thanks to all who answered my calls and CQ's. CU next month, 72, Bill, k6mgo #259
AA7VW - Again, fun for another 2 hours. Even with the huge trees that signals must get by, many were very strong on 20 meters. Something new for me. I noticed that when a contact mentioned my name I was pleased. So I'm going to try to include a previous contact's name when I can from now on. It costs me a only few seconds of time and is a bit awkward finding the name in time but I'll try. This event continues as a most pleasing cw activity for me. Thanks to all of you.
K2YGM - Operating portable from the lower latitudes provided me with a totally different perspective. I heard states that I usually don't hear in the sprints. I'm not sure if Florida is well represented in these sprints, but from the pile ups I encountered,I felt as if I was rare DX.. The KX3 with internal tuner proved to work quite well with the vertical which was only 12 ft off the ground. It's great having a high water table here in Fl. It is indeed an enjoyable time working these sprints. Every operator was CW proficient and got the info across efficiently. Congratulations to all.. See you next month from home QTH in NY. 72 Bob K2YGM
WD7Y - Thanks again for a great two hour sprint, I had a lot of fun. Ed/WD7Y
W2JEK - Got on late. Conditions seemed pretty good. Had 2 qso on 20 and 9 on 40. Was fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
N4MJ - Got late start. 20 was not helpful, only two Qs. Conflict with high speed contesters didn't help either.
NS3C - Thanks, 72
WA2FBN - Not much time to operate sprint. Twenty meters was the only band I had any luck with. Forty was very busy and lots of QRN on 80m. Always fun to work the sprint though. 73 Ken
K9EYT - With the QRM on 40 and 20 kind of weak, not much luck here in the Tampa Bay area. KX3 on battery pwr wire tossed up a tree. 72 cu next time Ray K9EYT/4
W2SH - A start on 20m revealed quite loud signals from as far away as the Pacific coast, but my repeated calls were not answered. Dealing with participants in other contests on 40m was best handled by operating near whichever of 7.030 or 7.040 mHz had the least QRM, and a goodly number of NAQCCers did likewise. At the halfway mark a cold front arrived and with snow falling in the upper atmosphere QRN greatly intensified, especially on 80m, where I might have earned a multiplier from my home state (NJ).
AA9WP - Hi,its been awhile and started out with K3WWP,so I thought: "a good start." But those were some bad bad conditions. Noise level was bad. Then the locust swarm showed up. Hopefully better time next time. Don AA9WP
KA5TJS - Thanks to all who pulled me out. Used the Yeasu FT 817 at 5 watts and the 80 meter dipole at 30 feet. I got 2 on 20 meters and went down to 40 to make a schedule with KE5YUM and we hooked up with great signals both ways. I did one more on 40 and then the other contest wiped that band out so went back to 20 and got 2 more. I will see you guys next month. Allen KA5TJS
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5 W to a mini-beam at 25' for 20, an inv V at 40' for 40 and a near bottom-loaded, ground mounted vertical for 80...and my Vibroplex Know Code straight key. I'm happy that 20 stayed open for as long as it did because when I switched to 40 I got quite a surprise - wall to wall stations...unfortunately few NAQCCers. At 0230 things quieted down and 40 produced 21 QSOs. Near the end I switched to 80 and CQ'd but received no replies. My fist is still getting tired near the end. Thanks for the QSOS and thanks to the organizers...oh yeah, I think this is my 50th sprint. 72, Will, NQ2W
N8XEE - Great sprint!! Was even able to run a few station for a while.
K3YP - Arm twisted AGAIN by WG8Y ...
N8XMS - I started on 20-meters and made a few contacts. Then I moved to 40 but at 0200 UTC the band was overwhelmed with something called the Locust QSO Party. I then moved to 80 (without having an 80-meter antenna) and made a couple more contacts. A 3-AM wakeup call forced me to shut down early. As always it was a lot of fun.
K4VIG - My first Sprint. My attempt at using Gen Log and I problem with the time stamp. So I had estimate exact times. The total time is correct. I know this probably disqualifies, but I had a great time. Will be more ready the next time. 73, Gary K4VIG
WI1B - Band was tough here,still lots of fun Tnx all.
WB3T - Mourning the loss of my sister Janet this week, not much in the mood to play but wanted to support the NAQCC and CW operations by getting in there for a bit. It's great to see large log submissions, tells me my favorite hobby is still thriving. Rig was HW-9 at 4 Watts with Digital Dial, my favorite rig of all time, and Gap Eagle vertical on the ground. Thanks to the four who worked me, keep on hitting that brass and see you next time. 73 to all, God Bless and take good care of yourself.
K1SX - My 2 cents on the change- A QRP SDR and wire antennas are all I have right now. So for me the fun of the sprint is about minimal power and antennas, not necessarily minimal equipment. I ended up about 50-50 between software generated and bug. I thought automated CW might also encourage more CQ'ing, which should increase everyone's totals and might even draw in new participants. The expected higher score didn't happen for me tho!
AK4NY - First time to try NA sprint, I was amazed at how many folks were on the air. I was also a little startled by the pileups I caused by calling CQ NA. Fun filled sprint.
KF7ATL - I've never done a QRP sprint before. Lots of fun!
NG2D - My first time in this contest. I had to run 10W, my rig would not go any lower. Once I got the hang of it, things went pretty well. Unless someone complains, I'll be doing it again. - Bill NG2D
K9FO - Now have the right .log from GenLog! My first spring in quite a while. Still lots of fun. My 40 dipole is down and the long wire does not load very well on that band. I hope to be on more often. 73/72 Will, K9FO
WB4UHC - A lot of strong signals but nothing on 20M. The other contest wiped out a lot of our stations for a while. I apologize for not being able to pick a station when several of you were calling, too much QRM! 73 until next month, John WB4UHC S.E. VA.
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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:
Thursday, January 22, 2015 0130-0330Z
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.
KF0U Comments - A very good Sprint from my view (123 entries). Glad to see so many newcomers (KE4D, AE6SF, K4VIG, AK4NY, KF7ATL and NG2D). Welcome to the fun. Look forward to scoring March's Sprint.