Feb 2015 QRP/CW Sprint (#124)
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 31 31 62 19 1178 x2 2356 End Fed Wire @50'
K1IEE 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 OCF long wire@30'
N1IMW 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 DIPOLE UP 20 FEET
K1IX 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 HB OCFD @35'
N1JI 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 88' doublet @ 25' (One leg only on 80m)
KB1UOH 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Vertical
W2SH 42 42 84 26 2184 x2 4368 270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76'V + 90'H
K2YGM 34 32 66 14 924 x2 1848 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV mini
KA2KGP 25 25 50 16 800 x2 1600 Dipole up 25 ft.
WA2NYY 26 26 52 15 780 x2 1560 80m OCF dipole at 35'
WA2JSG 14 14 28 12 336 x2 672 Vertical elevated at 10'
W2JEK 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 20m gnd pl, 40/80 end fed wire at 15 ft
WA1GWH 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 40M dipole @ 15 ft
KD2MX 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 600' loop@30'
$N2QFD 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Zepp@25'
AB3RU 26 26 52 18 936 x2 1872 G7FEK@33'
WB3FAE 15 15 30 14 420 x2 840 90' end fed at 30'
KD3CA 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 132ft Windom @33ft
N3DQU 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 21' EARCHI EFLW @20'
KQ3Z 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 135' sloping doublet at 30'
K2DEP 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 G5RV@30'
W3TTT 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 40 M VERTICAL WID RAISED RADIALS
WH6LE 39 36 75 22 1650 x2 3300 Horizontal wire loop @ 45', 215' long
N4SX 35 35 70 22 1540 x2 3080 W5GI Mystery Antenna @37'
K4KRW 33 33 66 20 1320 x2 2640 Dipole@25'
KG4UPO 27 27 54 19 1026 x2 2052 End Fed Half Wave wire
KB4QQJ 30 30 60 17 1020 x2 2040 DOUBLET
WG8Y 24 24 48 17 816 x2 1632 20&40m DP@35ft & grd mnt 80M wire vert.
AA4CF 17 17 34 15 510 x2 1020 20M loop@70', 40M loop@60'
W4UX 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 40M Dipole @ 65'
AK4NY 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 G5RV - 35' center 50' each end
W4KRN 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 InvV@50'
KA8VZB 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 60' End Fed Wire @ 20'
W4HH 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 OCF Dipole @ 25 ft
W4DUK 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 End-fed Zepp @20'
WA2EDN 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 DIPOLE UP 10M
K9EYT 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 40 ft 24 ga. wire shoot over a tree
KM4FXQ 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Windom@25'
WI5H 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 Loop@20', EFHW on 40M
KE9DR 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 420' Loop @ 50'
K5OAI 5 4 9 3 27 x2 54 HiQ vert @ 20'
KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Inverted v at 30'
WK6L 20 19 39 10 390 x2 780 Windom(Inverted Vee),Up 35ft, 40M/20M
NS3C 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 Dpl@20'
K6MGO 11 10 21 8 168 x2 336 Indoor 50' doublet/20m end-fed dipole
W6FPS 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Trapped 20m/40m Vertical
W6WW 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 300' insulated wire loop
WH7TT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Loop@20'
K9JWV 49 49 98 22 2156 x2 4312 36' vert with 12 elevated radials
AA7VW 37 34 71 18 1278 x2 2556 80m G5RV @ 40'
KF7WNS 26 25 51 15 765 x2 1530 53' End Fed Wire @25"
WU7F 16 15 31 9 279 x2 558 InvV up 30'
KF7TDF 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Dpl@ 25'
WB7EUX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mtd vert 43'
K7HAP 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Vert@10ft
N8XMS 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 R7 Vertical
K8RJW 18 17 35 14 490 x2 980 6 BTV @ 15'
WB8LZG 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Dpl @ 30'
NF8M 15 14 29 11 319 x2 638 80m OCF dpl @35ft
NT8P 14 13 27 11 297 x2 594 40 and 80 dpl 30'
AD7TN 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 92ft Random Wire in the attic
WV8P 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 LONG WIRE UP 50FT
N8ZYA 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Indoor Random Wire
WB8ENE 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 132' doublet @ 15' / 20M dipole @ 20'
N8BB 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Dipole
KB9BVN 28 28 56 19 1064 x2 2128 Homemade attic dipole
W9CC 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 6BTV
NV9X 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Dipole@30 ft.
KC9TQR 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl@25'
KA9FQG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV@37'
N0TA 44 40 84 20 1680 x2 3360 Doublet @ 30' & 1/4 gnd mnt vertical
K0ALN 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 InvV@35'
KD0V 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 Cf zepp@50'
AA0W 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 Dipole
N8LA 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dipole @ 35 ft.
K0FNR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Ground plane @5'
VE2TH 38 38 76 20 1520 x2 3040 InvV@32'
VE3RCN 14 14 28 12 336 x2 672 GMV, 80m dipole at 24 feet
VE3DVC 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 Inv Vee @40'
VE7KBN 12 11 23 7 161 x2 322 3 BND VERT. 8 FT OFF GROUND
CO8CML 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Inverted "V" dipole @ 27'
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1SX 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 270' doublet @ 15'
K3WWP 20 20 40 16 640 x1.5 960 ~110' attic rnd wire, attic 20m dpl
N7QR 5 5 10 5 50 x1.5 75 Butternut gnd vert w/o radials
AB8FJ 12 12 24 9 216 x1.5 324 Inverted L
AA9L 40 40 80 22 1760 x1.5 2640 Trap dipole @ 45 feet
WD0K 11 11 22 8 176 x1.5 264 Delta loop @ 30'
K2HT 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 ZS6BKW @ 40'
VE5BCS 10 10 20 9 180 x1.5 270 Dipole@25ft rig ft817
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 22 22 44 13 572 572 ZS6BKW @ 60'
K4RHG 18 18 36 11 396 396 End-fed sloping dipole @ 40'
N2ESE 24 24 48 16 768 768 80mtr.OCF@25ft.
W3NCR 23 23 46 17 782 782 G5rv @ ~40'
N8XEE 21 21 42 14 588 588 G5RV Junior @40'
WX4RM 30 30 60 19 1140 1140 6BTV Gnd Mtd Vert
KU4A 21 21 42 14 588 588 40m slp dipole, 80m 1/4-wave sloper
KK4BE 10 10 20 9 180 180 DIPOLE@30FT
K3RLL 9 9 18 8 144 144 Covert Night-only Vertical
WA4RG 9 9 18 7 126 126 G5RV @ 60'
WD4EXI 6 6 12 5 60 60 Dpl@25'
N5GW 48 48 96 23 2208 2208 CFZ @ 50'
KR5RR 44 41 85 24 2040 2040 67' DIPOLE @ 35'
W7HD 6 6 12 6 72 72 46' gnd mtd VERT HF9V
N8NK 4 4 8 4 32 32 Indoor 40' non-resonant dipole @ 20'
WB7SDE 1 0 1 1 1 1 Dpl@20
W8DW 26 25 51 18 918 918 Dipole up @ 30 feet
WA8SAN 17 17 34 12 408 408 G5RV @ 25 ft.
AC8AP 6 6 12 6 72 72 Multi-band dipole @50'
NN9K 43 43 86 25 2150 2150 OCF Dipole @ 25'
W9PZ 27 26 53 18 954 954 Gnd mtd vert
K9FO 26 25 51 14 714 714 20 dpl, 80,40 long wire
AB9YC 20 19 39 15 585 585 Dipole @ 20'
K9IS 19 19 38 15 570 570 330 ft Horizontal loop
K9OSC 33 33 66 22 1452 1452 CF Zepp @ 30'
NO2D 11 11 22 11 242 242 80 m doublet
@W0JRM 1 1 2 1 2 2 G5RV @ 15'
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI 26 24 50 18 900 x2 1800 TH6DXX at 55'; 40m dip at 40', zepp 50'
NQ2W 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 Mini beam @25', inv V @40', gnd mtd vert
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
|SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|SWA BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|First time entrant high scorer|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 118
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 186
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,942
States represented: 41 + BC ON QC SK + CM
N2QFD - Seemed to be a brisk exchange. Tried to get the GenLog but when downloaded from the link it was Open Office 3. Wrote the author to tell him. Only worked half the sprint, early morning. Nice to be able to jump back in after so many years away. My thanks to all, still shaking off the CW dust here.
K3RLL - K3 TO highly compromised 'condo' vertical: Nice signals on 20 meters tonight but seemed to fade early into FL; noisy on 40 meters. Lost NQ2W but Will had a great signal. 72 de K3RLL
K3WWP - What a difference a couple of S units makes. My noise on 40 and 20 was down by 1-2 S units tonight and a lot of signals were above that noise and easy to work. I got 16 of my 20 QSOs in less than 45 minutes, then fooled around a bit on 80 (noise still high there) and 20 where I worked CA and CO. QSO #20 came at 0239 - 69 minutes to make it to 20 this month. If the noise is low next month, maybe I'll put it a longer effort and go past 20 for the first time in a few months now. Lots of fun using the bug in the sprint. I think I may know why the noise was down, but I'm not going to say now. If it's down next month, I'll risk an explanation hoping I don't jinx it. HI Thanks to all for the QSOs. Hope you all got K1N - I did, for my last NA entity.
W3TTT - THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK IN MAKING THIS FUN EVENT! .
AC8AP - Didn't have much time but got in there and made a few contacts. It's been a while since I played in the sprints but I had fun and will be back more often, hopefully with a lot more time to spend.
W0JRM - First-time participant. Couldn't pull too many people out of the pile on 20, but managed to work at least one person. Maybe next month will be more productive. .
KB9BVN - Stuck on 40m again until I get my new wire vertical strung up. Band was GREAT the first 60-70 mins...then started to get really noisy here. K3WWP John sounded VY 599 here, last month he was hard to hear...OK so this is two in a row...gonna try to keep it up. Key here is Nye Viking Master Key...my arm is sore.
N1JI - I worked the sprint on battery power this evening; Internal batteries in the KX3 and an iPad for a panadapter. I was able to use my 88' doublet with the KX3's internal tuner on 80 meters by disconnecting one leg and loading it as an inverted L. Much better conditions for me here on 40 and 80 meters than last month. 72 and see you in March!
N8ZYA - One of my better nights with a DX contact on 20 meters (Cuba) Stayed on 40 meters the rest of the night picking up new states on every contact.
AB3RU - Tonight was a really great night for me. I made my personal best this month and made some great contacts. I got my neighbor N8XEE twice, almost logged KF7TDF incorrectly, and struggled to pull KB7KY out of the QRM but after many repeats he made it happen. Super fun time and got to work some new members too.
W4UX - Good conditions. Only had about 1 hour to operate. Thanks for the QSO's. 73. Jim .
KB4QQJ - Another fun sprint. Tried to play in the 40m Fox Hunt and the NAQCC sprint. That was a hoot! Bands were good and a good time was had. Rig - K2@5w Antenna - 5 band no tuner doublet at 33 feet Key - NT9K Pro-Pump .
AA9L - Wow, 40 meters was hot. Couldn't find a spot to call cq at first so search and pounce was in order. Broke my own record with the Vibroplex. 73 Rich
N8XEE - Really enjoyed this sprint. I even ventured off 40 on to 80 for a quick QSO (thanks Jon!!!!!)
KF7TDF - Great fun in the sprint tonight, lots of signals on 40.Thanks to every one and 73.. Danny .
W7HD - First timer es had a great time getting used to my KX3, hi hi. .
WA2JSG - Got in a little late, so didn't have much time to bring out the little IC-703 and battery pack that I usually use, so I used my IC-7200 at 4 watts (measured) into my all-band vertical. Big ole Kent Straight Key. 3 contacts on 20m, 8 contacts on 40m, and 3 on 80m. Fun city! See y'all next month!
WH6LE - Good night! Had fun using new key - Key Concepts/LNR Precision Pro Pump. Solid gear this key. Now if my fist can handle it. Fun time tonight - I mostly sat running on 40M only. Vy 72 to all! PETE WH6LE
K9OSC - Good conditions on both 20 and 40 meters tonight. Missed VE5BCS as he started out strong and just faded away, sorry! Gary, N2ESE was really strong. Nice to work so many new members also. See you next month.
AB8FJ - Second Sprint using my old Hi-Mound BK-100 (owned it for 43 years). Used a small potato chip bag clip as an extra weight for the BK-100 to slow it down a bit more. Good to work John, K3WWP, using his bug. Think a few more stations were using bugs this evening. Rig used was my K3/10 @ 5W to the Inverted L. Thanks for the QSOs tonight!
K9JWV - Cndx much better this month than last. Actually enjoyed migrating to 40. Wish more out west had tried 80 as it was in good shape, little QSB or noise. Fun event.
K4KRW - I decided to dust off the Sierra tonight. Even after using a KX3, the Sierra really stands out as a great QRP rig. What a blast. I managed QSOs on 3 bands tonight. I got a few on 20m. 40m and 80m were both great. Thanks everyone. Great fun!
W4HH - 40 in gud shape; lots of activity. CU NXT Sprint .
KE9DR - KE9DR - Sound like all three bands were OK tonite. 40 & 20 had some very strong signals. Once again a lot of fun. Thanks to all. 73 Bert .
W6FPS - Great night, twenty minutes before the start of the sprint I had twin grand daughters born! Oh, and also made a couple of contacts. 72, Ron .
NF8M - 40 meters was strange at times - lots of QSB and I lost at least a couple stations that dropped out in the middle of the QSO. Bands otherwise in decent shape - fairly quiet thanks to calm winter condx. 72 es cu next month.
NT8P - Didn't hear you at all tonight WG8Y Mark. Maybe next time. Ron
K8RJW - I think this was my best effort. Lot's of room for improvement! Had a ball tonight!!! QRP4Ever
WH7TT - Well my first sprint and I got one QSO! It was fun. I hope to do it more often. And with my Dipole up higher, maybe more contacts. WH7TT .
WU7F - Fun to run into many friends. 72 .
K9IS - I had a lot of fun and the bands were pretty good today.
K1IEE - Another good sprint. Very little noise level and plenty of signals on 40M. The 2 hours went by fast tonight. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WA2NYY - Conditions werent that favorable tonight. Not as many Qs as usual. I was surprised to work CA on 40, that was fun. The band was long. Didnt hear any NY, NJ, New England, MD, DE, PA. Spent most of the evening on 40 and tried to work K2YGM on 40 but we could barely hear each other, so we went to 80 for my only contact on that band. Definitely heard more keyers tonight. Always good to break out the straight key to keep the tradition strong! 72 Mark
KN1H - A very nice sprint, all three bands in pretty good shape tonight. Used the Nye Viking Master Key, going to ice the glass arm now...
KQ3Z - Came late to the party but still made a few contacts. First sprint contact on 20M with KR5RR. Thanks for CA. Love these sprints. They're addictive!!! .
NO2D - 40 meters was good tonight. I tried 80 for a few minutes, but did not hear anyone. Enjoyed the sprint. Thanks for sponsoring them. See you next month. Pete, no2d.
N0TA - Apologize for rough keying at beginning of contest - had some strange problem with the KX3. Thanks for the Q's. KX3, doublet & vertical, Begali Camelback, Gen Log.
N2CN - I came home late and was only able to do the last hour. Good conditions on 80 and 40.
N1IMW - Always amazed at what qrp and simple wires can do. Thanks to all from snowy New England !
W2JEK - Got on late. Bands seemed pretty good. First two qsos were OR and CA on 20m Then to 40 and 80. A lot of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135
WG8Y - Hi all, Another fun Sprint.The bands were full of signals so spent most of the Sprint S&Ping.Only called CQ for a couple minutes on 80 at the end hoping to catch a couple of my QRP buds in Ohio.Not this time.20& 40 were in great shape.Today I added an 80M wire to my grd mnted wire fan vert that has 32 radials so I could get on 80M tonite then only spent 16 miutes up there.So many good signals I almost forgot to get on 80m. Hi Hi. Had fun.Hope everyone else did too. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
VE2TH - Hello, Good conditions tonight and got some new one, it is fun. See yo again next month. All the very best, 72, Michel
N8LA - HW-8, dipole @35 ft. Made my Tricked Out Crappy Key into Tricked Out Crappier Key since the previous sprint. Replaced the intact plastic base with cracked plastic base with large piece broken out of its back. Achieved a new low in regular monthly sprint contacts (3) even though I was on the air for the entire two hours. Thanks to N0TA, AA9L, and AA0W for keeping me from being skunked. Now I can go to bed and cry myself to sleep.
N8NK - My first sprint. 4 contacts? My excuse is... having to make dinner for my son! Yeah- that's a valid excuse. I think :) My 1970 Heathkit SB-101 and I had fun. Nice to light the tubes for a while! .
N4SX - Had a really good time this month! Thanks for all who hung in there with me. The carpal tunnel in both my hands gave me a fit and I was trying to swap the key from left to right hand and back to give some relief, so, my fist probably was pretty rough. I surely appreciate all the QSO's and look forward to next month!
K2YGM - Band condx weren't too good here. 20 seemed dead, and 40 was long and noisy here. 80 seemed to have most of the activity at times.. Glad to be back on Long Island after a month in Fla, but not liking all the snow and ice. Was nice hearing my buddy WA2NYY pounding the 'ol straight key. Nice sound Mark.. 72 until next month. Bob K2YGM
KC9TQR - This was my first attempt at the sprint. Only made a couple of QSOs, but really enjoyed it. Looking forward to next month.
N7QR - IC706 w/ Vibroplex Presentation, 20 was good, 40 and 80 quiet. Apologies to WX4RM, couldn't pull you out of the deep slow QSB. .
KF7WNS - I operated portable this month using my K1 and an end fed wire that barely tuned, so I was happy to make as many contacts as I did. 20M was OK, 40M was loud QRN and was going long when I got there. 40 was just starting to shape up at the end of the sprint. Worked John/K4BAI to finish off the sprint. Fun time as always. 72, Gary
N8BB - Had a cold and wasn't quite up to it. But....did enter a log. .
K1IX - Good conditions both bands ! TU 73,Frank .
AB9YC - A pretty good run for the limited time I had available. I stuck it out on 40M even though I had a steady S7 noise this evening. I had trouble with stations calling CQ on top of me, usually mid-QSO -- thanks to those who stuck it out and made it through the QRM.
WA1GWH - Good sprint! Condx a bit up and down, but worked out to UT from NY with the help of K9JWV on the other end! Folks seems clumped up around 7040 with space available down to 7030 and up to 7050. Not enough QRL? sent, in my opinion . . . . .
WA2EDN - Either bad conditions or my antenna went South. I think the latter. Good time though! .
KA2KGP - Another nice sprint with a good turnout. 20m. was weak & shutting down but 40 & 80 were in good shape here in WNY. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w into dipole up 25 ft. Keep Warm! 73
AK4NY - Had a blast, even though I was in and out with chores, things were fast and furious a few times. Great sprint, look forward to the next one
WB8ENE - I wasn't sure how to log my contact with AA7VW since he was sending his SKCC number by mistake, so I made the correction, using 1702 instead of what I copied, which was 1028. If anyone knows how this situation should be handled, please let me know. Rig is Elecraft K3, and key is Begali Blade. Thanks to all for the contacts. 73, Art .
VE5BCS - I apologize to all my contacts for my messy code. I was trying to us a bug. I did practice but not enough. I'll try better next sprint. The 20 meter band was good for first hour. Harold
K4BAI - A night of fun and tribulation. Got a 5-minute late start after returning from a Rotary Club Vanentines Dinner. Took off 15 minutes to work the two QRP Foxes. At about 0254Z, the callers stopped calling and I realized that my venerable old FT1000MP was keying only the sidetone and had no power output. So, I changed quickly to my IC756Pro, which is normally used only for six meters and mobile work. But, at the end, I realized I had not turned the power down on the Icom from 100 to 5W. So, I have logged, but did not count the last 22 QSOs because I was running 100W for those QSOs. I am showing all QSO information so the other stations will get credit, but showing them as zero points and zero multipliers for me. Lot of activity last night. 20M stayed in for a very long time. 40M was crowded with stations from 7030 to 7045. Didn't get to 80M. Thanks for the QSOs and I hope to get it all together for next month's Sprint. P.S. One station gave me a five digit member # and wouldn't give me his power, so I am showing that QSO with the number he sent, but counting only one point for a non-member. I assume he was sending me his QRPARCI # or SKCC # or maybe FISTS #. Hope to meet some of you at the Orlando HamCation this weekend. Look for me around the CWOps Club booth on Saturday and Sunday. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
N8XMS - I got a late start and originally thought that I would just spend a few minutes to make a couple of contacts so that I could at least submit a log. But it turned out that I was having so much fun that I stayed until the very end, making 22 QSOs all on 40-meters. .
N5GW - KX3 with internal keyer to CFZ. Both 20M and 40M were open well, but again not much activity on 80M. Worked several calls not familiar to me in addition to the old standbys. .
KU4A - Missed the first half hour due to the Kentucky-LSU game. Then got on and operated almost till the end. Very unusual for me. Thanks for all the Qs.
VE3RCN - Only had an hour. GMV partially covered in snow. .
W3NCR - I didn't find much activity on 20M but lots of callers on 40M. I really appreciate everyone who called and those who had patience with me. Had a blast, as always. 73, .
K5OAI - Doing good then ran into a non-NA who wanted to chat. After that QSO no further contacts could be made, 20m died for me, signals were to weak on 40m, and no one heard on 80m. Maybe next time will be better. .
K0ALN - It was nice to get back on a regular Sprint again. 20 started out OK, but the strongest signals were on 40. Seemed to be pretty crowded with lots of activity, and I heard a lot of new calls. 72's .
WV8P - THANKS TO ALL THAT HEARD MY SIGNAL. CU LATER...GL ES 72 DAVE WV8P .
N3DQU - Only 8 contacts, but it was the most fun I've had on the radio in a long time! Jay N3DQU .
K6MGO - So happy to see more participation from W6 land, thanks guys and thanks to all who make the sprints so much fun. Conditions were very good again this month, hope it keeps up. CU next month. .
WB8LZG - Hello again fellow sprinters ! I was at the Mich State ARC open house fer the 1st half of the sprint, but I did get in the test fer an hour. 40m was great! I worked coast to coast and everywhere in between. Gud to hear old friend Charles W2SH agn, es also nice to work several new members too. The Ten Tec Argonaut performed flawlessly agn last night. Operating battery power, charged by solar. great fun ! see you all next month ! 73 Gregg WB8LZG
W2SH - All three bands were in nice shape. Starting on 20m, it took me nearly a half hour to learn that my vertical was pretty ineffectual; probably because snow, ice and frozen ground greatly attenuated the in-ground radials’ effect on the vertical radiator. Used the dipole for the remainder of the sprint. 40m activity lightened considerably in the final half hour. Conditions on 80m were good, but more activity would have been welcome. TenTec 539 and Junker key.
W8DW - Nice sprint, used keyer tonight straight key had problems. Back to straight key next month. Thanks an 73's to all .
KG4UPO - 20 meters went down early for me but 40 stayed good for the entire evening. I used a vintage "Ham Key" red plastic special, my trusty Jupiter dialed down almost as low as it would go, EFHW wire in the pines. Enjoyed the evening and was most impressed with the NAQCC professionals who were able to read my code. Thanks to all. 72, Wiley .
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. Interesting band conditions...for the most part I was hearing a lot better than I was being heard. Few answers to my numerous CQs...I answered Don, K3RLL, CQing on 20 - he was 599 - he came back with "GE WI" and that was all I heard...like someone hit a QSB switch. Two-bander with N5GW. KU4A was loud on 40. Loads of fun. I hope to be back next month. 72, Will, NQ2W .
KR5RR - Great fun tonight! 20m was all 1,500 miles plus from CA, even 40m netted east coast ops. Worked 20m 'til it dired up with 45 to go, then 40m. Accidentally used 67' dipole on 20m - surprised it loaded and worked so well. Thanks everyone & 72 de <JB>
KM4FXQ - More exciting than I thought, really enjoyed the experience. My first sprint and my first contest, I'll be back for more. .
WX4RM - Plesant night using my new Kent Paddles. Was able to work all 3 bands,which really helps with the multipliers. Bands were long, what a hoot to work Canada, WY,UT,OR,ME,the Midwest, FL, and TX on 5 watts. Sorry to the K1N station in Navassa, I never got your NAQCC # so I deleted you from the log. HiHi. WX4RM Ron
WD0K - I brought 40 to the NAQCC dance! I danced with her all night; except 2 numbers! The music was fun. 72's Rich/wd0k .
NV9X - First NAQCC in a long time. Played about 45 minutes. Was very tired.
AA7VW - On 20m till the band closed at 0200Z. Signals a bit light this time. Sorry to everybody who was given my skcc number. I hand write received contact info down and am very right handed making looking for contact names a bit ackward but I enjoy it. A few remembered my name adding to the fun part of this event. Thank you.
VE7KBN - Usual fun sprint using HB1B and bencher hand key. Lots of signals at first, then..... Thanks for the sprint. CUL
CO8CML - Big QRM on 20m, only 3 QSO was made.Special thanks to John, N8ZYA for so nice WV report.Thanks to all!!!CU next month.... .
W4KRN - Mostly S&P this time. Good signals on 20, 40 and 80m. Thanks for the contacts. Hope to cu next month. 72
AD7TN - I started a bit late but enojoyed Sprint like I always do. Made 10 QSO in about an hour. My 92ft Random Wire installed in the attic works pretty good. 72 de AD7TN, Noz
WB3FAE - 20m was in decent shape. started there and worked some W.Coast stations and C08CML. Then to 40m at around 0246Z which was ok but not to many stations heard. Moved to 80 where there was quite a bit of activity and some good signals. S5 to S6 noise level on 80m however. The NR on the KX3 helped quite a bit. Looking forward to next months sprint. Thanks for the contacts.
K4RHG - As an experiment, I spent the entire sprint sending CQ around 7.035 MHz. Being way up in New England, only snagged 18 QSOs.
K9FO - 20 open for a while. Still no good antenna for 40 but did good there anyway. 80 poor here and not many on there. Now veery cold so no antenna work! Rig: TenTec Orion at 5 watts 73/72, Will, K9FO
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Date and time:
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