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Mar 2015 QRP/CW (#125)

The scores below are now final. The time for appeals of any changes is over.
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
KN1H     21   21  42   14  588  x2  1176  End Fed Wire @50'
K1IEE    17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  OCF long wire @30'
KB1UOH   10   10  20    6  120  x2   240  Vertical
N1JI      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  88' doublet @25'
K1IX      7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  OCFD @38'
W1ZU      7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  125' doublet - 30' at center
WX1M      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  G5RV @35'
KQ1P      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dpl @30'

W2 Division
W2SH     33   33  66   17 1122  x2  2244  270' dpl @45'
WA2NYY   24   23  47   16  752  x2  1504  80m OCF Dipole @35'
K2YGM    25   25  50   14  700  x2  1400  80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV mini
KA2KGP   17   17  34   12  408  x2   816  Dpl @25'
W2JEK    12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  110' end fed wire @15'
WA2JSG    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Vertical elevated @10'

W3 Division
AB3RU    34   31  65   19 1235  x2  2470  G7FEK @33' 
KD3CA    21   20  41   19  779  x2  1558  132' ocf Windom @33'
WB3FAE   18   18  36   14  504  x2  1008  90' end fed @30'
KQ3Z     13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  135' sloping doublet @30'
WB3T      7    6  13    7   91  x2   182  40m Dpl @20'
AK3X      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  40M inv vee @25'

W4 Division
N4SX     48   47  95   28 2660  x2  5320  W5GI Mystery Antenna @38'
WG8Y     31   30  61   18 1098  x2  2196  40-80 homebrew coil loaded DP @5'
K1RA     27   26  53   18  954  x2  1908  ZS6BKW @45' & Vertical loop
WX4RM    23   23  46   16  736  x2  1472  6BTV gnd mtd vert
K4JPN    15   14  29   13  377  x2   754  Zepp
K2DEP    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  G5RV @27'
W4DUK    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  End-fed Zepp @20'
KK4BE    13   13  26    8  208  x2   416  Dpl @30'
KA8VZB   10   10  20   10  200  x2   400  60' End Fed Wire @20'
KB0ETU   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Dpl @35'
K4NVJ     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  88' long dipole @30'
NA4SO     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  50  Loop 65'
KE4WKH    5    3   8    5   40  x2    80  OCF dpl @20'
N4LCD     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  G5RV @50'

W5 Division
W5TVW    28   25  53   16  848  x2  1696  80 meter full wave loop @20'
KA5TJS   11   10  21    8  168  x2   336  80m dpl @30'
WA5SAT    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Longwire @15'
KE5YUM    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Inverted v @30'
W5WIL     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  240' doublet @35'

W6 Division
WK6L     24   22  46   12  552  x2  1104  Windom(Inverted Vee),@35', 40M/20M
N6IET    17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  Hy-Gain AV-680 3/8 wave vertical w/base 38' AAT
W6WW      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  300' insulated wire loop
WB0USI    7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Vert @25'
K6CSL     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Horiz, Vertical Loops, Dipole, Vertical
K6MGO     6    6  12    4   64  x2   128  Indoor 50' doublet
NS3C      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dpl @20'
WA6OEF    3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Vertical @10'
W6FPS     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  20M/40M trapped vertical
WH7TT     1    0   1    1    1  x2     2  40M Dpl @30'

W7 Division
K9JWV    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  36' vert with 12 elevated radials
KF7WNS   17   17  34    9  306  x2   612  3 wave length 20M long wire @40'
KF7TDF   12   12  24    7  168  x2   336  Dpl @23'
N7QR      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
WU7F      2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  Inv-Vee @30'

W8 Division
N8BB     37   36  73   21 1533  x2  3066  Dpl @50'
WA8AXF   29   28  57   19 1083  x2  2166  130' Doublet @40'
W3HI     15   15  30   13  390  x2   780  ZS6BKW @25'
N8XMS    17   15  32   12  384  x2   768  R7 Vertical
WB8LZG    9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Dpl @30'
N8ZYA     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Indoor Isotron Antenna
KB8FE     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dpl @15' Indoor
WB8ENE    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  132' doublet @15'

W9 Division
W9CC     20   20  40   13  520  x2  1040  Gnd mtd vert
NF8M      9    8  17    8  136  x2   272  80m OCF dpl/160m inv-L on 80
KC9UNL    6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Gnd mtd vertical
KB9BVN    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  Attic dpl

W0 Division
WB0PYF   33   31  64   20 1280  x2  2560  Dpl @55'
N8LA     21   21  42   16  672  x2  1344  Dpl @35'
K0CW     23   22  45   14  630  x2  1260  Gnd Mtd Vert
K0ALN    20   20  40   11  440  x2   880  Inv v @35'
N0TA     17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  Doublet @30', 1/4 wave gnd mnt vertical
AA0W     13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  Dpl
AD0IV     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Big loop, low to ground

Canada Division
VE3FUJ   13   13  26   12  312  x2   624  G5RV @50'
VE3DVC   14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  Inv Vee @40'
VE7KBN    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  3 BND VERT 8 FT OFF GROUND

DX Division
CO8CML    9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  Inverted "V" dpl @27' 

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division

W2 Division
WB2LQF   10   10  20    8  160 x1.5  240  94' Attic CF Zepp

W3 Division
K3WWP    20   20  40   15  600 x1.5  900  ~110' attic rnd wire, attic 20M dpl

W4 Division
AK4NY     7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  G5RV cntr 30' ends @50'

W5 Division
WI5H     24   24  48   14  672 x1.5 1008  Loop @20'

W6 Division

W7 Division
KE6K     12   11  23    9  207 x1.5  311  End fed wire laying on roof

W8 Division
AB8FJ     9    9  18    5   90 x1.5  135  Inverted L

W9 Division
AA9L     41   40  81   22 1782 x1.5 2673  Trap dpl @45'

W0 Division
KD0V     42   40  82   23 1886 x1.5 2829  CF zepp @50' 
WD0K     12   12  24    9  216 x1.5  324  Delta loop @30'
K0KEX     3    3   6    3   24 x1.5   36  80m Sky loop @30'

Canada Division
VE5BCS    9    7  16    6   96 x1.5  144  20m dpl @30'

DX Division

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
N1BBR     4    4   8    3   24        24  80 meter Doublet @60'

W2 Division
N2ESE    19   19  38   14  532       532  80m OCF @25'
KF2P      5    5  10    5   50        50  End Fed Random Wire Sloper @30'

W3 Division
KB3AAG   51   49 100   28 2800      2800  Loop @30'
N8XEE    15   14  29    9  261       261  G5RV Jr. @40'
W3ZMN     4    4   8    4   32        32  Dpl @30'

W4 Division
N4MJ     43   42  85   22 1870      1870  Extended Dble Zepp 40' peak. Ends 10'
KU4A     30   28  58   17  986       986  40m slp dipole, 80m 1/4-wave sloper
K4RHG    25   25  50   16  800       800  Stealth long wire
K4KRW    21   21  42   14  588       588  Dpl @25'
N5ME     12   12  24    8  192       192  Endfed dpl in attic
K3RLL    10   10  20    8  160       160  Nite-only Vertical
N4OW      8    8  16    6   96        96  Loop @10'
K9EYT     3    3   6    3   18        18  40' 24 ga. wire shoot over a tree
WD4EXI    2    2   4    2    8         8  Dpl @45'

W5 Division
N5GW     36   35  71   21 1491      1491  CFZ @50'
NC5G     17   17  34   14  476       476  40 & 20 dpl @25'
AC5T     19   19  38   13  494       494  Homebrew 23' vertical
K5BRY     8    8  16    8  128       128  G5RV jr. @22' imvv5

W6 Division
KG6UBG    2    2   4    2    8         8  N/S OCFD @25'

W7 Division

W8 Division
WA8SAN   18   18  36   14  504       504  G5RV @25'
$N8TNA   49   48  97   26 2522      2522  End fed wire @25'

W9 Division
AB9YC    23   20  43   15  645       645  Dpl @20'
K9IS     13   13  26    8  208       208  330' horz loop
N9WAY     4    4   8    3   24        24  40m OCF dipole @30'

W0 Division
K9OSC    29   29  58   17  986       986  CF Zepp @30'
NO2D     11   11  22    9  198       198  80 doublet @30'
N0FN      5    4   9    4   36        36  InvV @35'
NQ0N      3    3   6    3   18        18  OCFD @25'

Canada Division
VE2DDZ    2    2   4    2    8         8  Random wire @25'

DX Division

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

Straight Key
K4BAI    54   52 106  26  2756  x2  5512  TH6DXX at 55'; 40M dip at 40'; 80M inv v
NQ2W     12   12  24  10   240  x2   480  Mini beam @25', inv V @40', gnd mtd vert


XE2IF    13   13  26   11  286       286  Hexbeam @30'

Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
@ Non-member
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
Key typeSKBUGK/K
First time entrant high scorer
Key typeSKBUGK/K

Logs submitted: 121
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 188
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,793
States represented: 41 + BC ON QC SK + CM XE
K3RLL - K3 to HOA-Vertical:) Well, for all the gloom and doom over the CME Sunday night and horrible solar propagation numbers, this was a great night on 20 meters! It was fun to make my 10 contacts within the first half-hour. Looks like the Mandolin will get a little practice tonight. Many thanks. 72 - Don

AB9YC - Only had a short while, and it was in the opening half hour. It was a productive 30 minutes running, my first 10 were all multipliers. I got more non-members in that short time than have in the past year, welcome to those operators, I hope they return!

K3WWP - I think that was my quickest to 20 since I started this 20 QSOs per sprint thing a few months ago. I got #20 at 0129, just 59 minutes into the sprint. I almost decided not to quit at 20, but I did. Conditions were good tonight, and as it was last month, my local noise was down. Tonight it stayed pretty much at S5 on 40 meters where I made all but two of the 20 QSOs. If it's quiet next month and the spring/summer static hasn't started maybe I'll see what I can do for the full 2 hours instead of quitting at 20 QSOs. Thanks to Rich for the compliment on my bug fist. I've been using the bug for just about all my non-DX QSOs lately and am getting very comfortable with it again. Nice to work some folks with numbers in the 7000+ range tonight. Welcome to the club and the sprints. Also nice to work some folks I haven't worked in a while.

K5BRY - This was my first NAQCC sprint. Hopefully I got the scoring correct. Had a good time.

KB8FE - Conditions not the best on 40 meters in northern Ohio. Wx was nice here. Need to get my antenna outside soon.

XE2IF - First sprint with my new FT817, and gave me 2 new states for my WAS qrp and one DXCC also in qrp. thanks to all

NO2D - Good Sprint. Shudda used my straight key! DST made 20 Meters a good band. Never got down to 80 meters. I think we need to spread out more. I am using my 200 Hz. filter much of the time. Also had a nice long QSO with Bill, NK6X, who was not in the contest, but a lot of fun to ragchew with! Thanks to all for sponsoring these fun sprints. Pete, NO2D.

WA8AXF - I expected condx to be a lot worse given the solar wx. Overall a good sprint for me... seemed that when I had stations calling the came two at a time then silence... 73 til next time -Dave

AD0IV - Thanks for the contacts!

K1RA - Interesting conditions coming off the tail end of a big geomagnetic storm. Fairly good signals and lots of calls heard on the bands but couldn't work them all.

K0KEX - Forgot the Sprint was happening, just happened to hear CQ NA, Thanks for the contacts...had fun...73 Rick

WB3T - Good conditions on 40 tonight, despite yesterday's solar storm which had the band almost shut off. This month I used a brand new Ten Tec 1340 (my second) at 3 Watts and a temporary dipole. Despite being a laborious and very tedious kit to build due to an extremely poor manual, the resulting radio is very nice to operate so I enjoyed giving it a crack at the Sprint. I got mainly good reports, even a couple of 599's from stations I could barely hear. Were there a lot of QRPp stations on tonight? Anyway thanks to all I worked and it's great to see the Sprints and Club doing so well! 72 de WB3T.

WH7TT - Was tough to get contacts today. I heard KB7KY and N6IET but no one else and they didn't hear me. Got one QSO with another Hawaii station.

AA9L - Great sprint, strayed from 40 meters to make one contact on 80. I should know better. 80 is always noisy for me. Used the trusty Vibroplex so excuse the scratchy dots. I gotta work on that. 73 Rich AA9L

AB3RU - Fun night as always. Started out on 40m this time and had lots of contacts, then moved to 80m for the last half hour. Bands seemed just fine tonight, with the southern part of the us coming in very clear on 40 here in Pittsburgh. Worked a few non members this time around and talked about the naqcc to an OP running 100w. See you all next month!

KF7TDF - Condx started coming around after 2:00, I had bad fading before that. But it was a great sprint all in all, I tried running at around 2:15 and could just barely here a "se" but never could get his call, sorry for that, hopefully next time. Thanks to all that participated and see you next month. 72 Danny

AB8FJ - K3/10 at 5 Watts to an Inverted L. Bug used was my Lafayette Radio Electronics bug purchased in 1971. Looks like a Hi-Mound BK-100.

WB0PYF - Been in the hospital/skilled nursing since last Thangsgiving. A little rusty but good to be on the KX3 again. Thanks for the contacts, 72 Ray

WA2JSG - Late start with interruptions, but we managed 7 contacts. 6 on 40m, then decided to check out 20m, and heard one lone station near end of sprint, Ron K4RHG from FL with a nice 20m signal. Also good to work my old buddy Werner N8BB (probably with only a watt - 599) on 40m. Rig here IC-703, 5 watts off a 12v battery into an all-band vertical. Big ole Kent Straight Key. See y'all next month.

NQ0N - My first contest, sprint, and club event (other than checking into 4SQRP net). I didn't have the software installed, so I did the log manually. Hope it is OK. It was fun and I look forward to the next Sprint. KX3 into Buxcomm Windom @25'.

W3HI - First NAQCC Sprint in ages. The QRN was terrible here in WV. My ears are still ringing. QSB was bothersome too and took N8BB from me in the middle of the exchange. Never did find him again. Couldn't find anyone on 80m the few times I checked and bounced between 40 es 20, mostly 40. Lots of good strong signals there. Tnx to all who copied my 5W and my 2-year out-of-shape fist -- especially K4RHG. Sorry, Ron, for the fire drill I caused. I couldn't quit laughing over my mistakes and couldn't control my fingers hi hi! See y'all next time! TU..

KB0ETU - Another great sprint! Looking forward to the next one already. Used K-2 with Begali Spark key and a G5RV up 35 feet.

WA2NYY - Conditions werent too good tonight. Started out the first hour on 40 really fast and then slowed down quite a bit. Had a few good runs. A couple of Qs on 20 and my bud K2YGM on 80, which was really empty. It was still fun as always. 72 Mark

K1IEE - Used 40M and 20M most of the time. Listened on 80M but heard very few signals. Bands have been quiet here in Maine Tuesday and Wednesday. Another great sprint thanks to all 73 Dick

WG8Y - Hi all, Got in from Grandson's track meet.Sat down to relax & checked my e-mail.Saw the reminder for the Sprint & ran into the Shack. Thanks for the reminder.Started 45 minutes late. Since I started late I thought I'd call for a bit to make a few Q's. 40M was good here in NC. Missed a couple of my qrp bud's but had K3WWP call me. You had a gud signal here John. Had fun. hope everyone else did. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

K4KRW - What a fun night. I'm pretty sure this sprint was number 50 for me. It was great hearing so many strong signals on 40m tonight. I'm starting to use paddles now. This was my first sprint with them. Thankfully, I didn't embarrass myself too much. Thanks everyone for your patience. 73, Richard

N0FN - First time in a while back on the Sprint. Tried it with the keyer this time! Great fun in 20 minutes of seat time.

W2JEK - Got on late. Heard nothing on 20. Went to 40 next and then 80 at the end. Conditions not bad cosidering the effect of the solar flare. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135

KU4A - We sure dodged a bullet - major solar storm just hours before this Sprint. 30 QSOs tied my all-time record of 30 back in August 2013.

KN1H - Got a late start, found conditions pretty good considering the state of the ionosphere. Great to hear so many stations participating.

N8YZA - Always fun and worked everything on the indoor 40 meter Istron antenna. I was surprised to work as many as I did considering the bad solar storm conditions.

WD0K - Tonight I missed my Zepp antennae as it seems liked the propagation was horizontal here. My zepp is vertical. Like they say here in MN during the football season "wait till next game". 72's..Rich/wd0k #664

KQ3Z - 40 was the best band in Pittsburgh. Rough conditions at the beginning but got better toward the end. Really had to work to get the contacts that I made. Still lots of fun. Thanks to all for the contacts and thanks to those who make these Sprints happen.

NC5G - First sprint in a while. Lots of fun.

K2YGM - Condx were poor at this loc tonight.. Solar disturbance I believe. But I stayed with it utilizing S&P instead of the usual CQ. Had fun nevertheless. 72 Bob K2YGM

N8XEE - Busy condx on 40. Lots of QRM, including some intentional around 7030...

W5TVW - 20 meters was "hot" tonight, but people started falling off to 40 meters. Conditions still seemed to be good....BUT.....went to 40 and resumed collecting stations. 40 was very active and did fairly well considering what I heard. Ran out of new ones and plunged to 80. heard 3-4 very weak signals but couldn't nail them down. Some chap worked and he gave me a SKCC number! I asked him for his power and he gave it to me and did a "gud luk". After almost 20 minutes of "trying" abandoned 80 and back to 40. Tacked on a few more. Had fun with the IC-703 at 5 watts and a new 500 Hz filter....which helps a heap! Enjoyed the sprint tonight in spite of a sore butt from a boil like sore!

N4SX - Hey Guys......I had a blast in this Sprint. Thanks to each of you who hung in there with me. I spent the first 40 minutes on 20 and then went to 40 where I stayed the rest of the time. I never even listened on 80 as 40 stayed so good all evening. Good conditions tonight and I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. Hey......why don't we do this again next month?? Randy N4SX

WB2LQF - The prop forecast was for poor conditions across the board and I almost decided to sit this one out. Glad I changed my mind and spent the evening with my bug instead of with the television set. I stayed on forty meters the whole time but it was a pretty short band.

K6CSL - Sorry I was a 1/2 hour late. I took a look at the Solar Indices before I started and saw the A Index at 52 and K at 5, after yesterdays performance, now known as "The great St. Patricks Storm of 2015"(Credit Solar I figured the sprint would be toast. Not so, 20 was good, with only slight warbles of some signals, but not all. Lots of fun, though all contacts West of the Rockies. I did hear some more distant stations that were weak and watery, like last evening, when I came up empty in the QRP Fox Hunt. At 02:05Z I QSY'd to 40 and then the fun ended. 40 was crowded and noisy. I did some calling on vacant frequencies and got no replies. I searched and called several stations including N0TA in CO, who I had worked previously on 20m. No joy at all as I watched the hour glass run out of sand for the sprint. TNX for the Q's on 20m.73's to all and to all a good night from the Northern San Joaquin Valley, where we are still praying for rain. Bert, K6CSL

KF7WNS - Prop on 20M was still a bit off from our big solar event. Seemed like a good turn out, just didn't get the openings like usual. A new long wire hooked onto my K1 helped some. 72, see you next month.

N7QR - EFJohnson Speed-X key, IC706 dialed down. 80 and 40 too much noise and nothing heard. 20 - S7 noise (from Mr. Sun?) One broken contact: N7ADA, sorry, I couldn't pull you through the noise. Only did an hour as you guys schedule these on top of our water board meetings. At least they're more fun than water boarding! See ya next time!

WI5H - The USPS delivered my new bug yesterday. I just had to use it in the Sprint. Now if I can master it... Had a blast! 73, Mike

N5GW - K1 to hb tuner and CFZ. I stayed on 20M for over the first hour. The earlier starting time (CDST) plus longer days in Spring means 20M is usually open longer. 40M was in good shape considering the recent big geomagnetic storm. My LIPO battery tripped out in the middle of a QSO, and my cat lay down on my logbook, but otherwise it was a hassle-free sprint!

KE5YUM - Thanks to all who worked me. The band conditions were noisy in southern Oklahoma, but I was able to work several with good copy. All the best, Terry

CO8CML - The first half hour was funny. All the time working on 20m. The stronger signal was K4BAI. Nice to work XE2IF running only 5W. Thanks to all!!! See you next month...

N8XMS - It was really great to work our newest member AA2EA, #7753. As of right now that?s the largest number that you can find! Philip I hope that you enjoyed yourself and will continue to participate in the months to come.

KD0V - I was really surprised how good the conditions were here in Minnesota, considering the solar storm. Stayed on 40M the entire time. Used my K2 and trusty 1953 Blue Racer and had a great time. 72, Merlin

AK4NY - Only had 30 minutes to play, 40 seemed to be very active in spite of poor conditions. Used bug for first time on the air - so to those that endured my errors, thank you for your kindness.

WB8ENE - Stations seemed few and far between at first, but picked up some after 0100Z. Made all of my contacts on 40 this time. Thanks and 73, Art

KB9BVN - Wow...I had all the intentions of sticking this one out but the QRN here (and possible local QRM) was pretty much unbearable. I was only on 40m...heard a few stations but couldn't make the connection. I'll be back next month. Glad to see so many participants!

KC9UNL - First time to operate this sprint. Lots of fun. Too bad band was so noisy tonight.

N8LA - Thanks to all who worked me, especially those answering my CQs. My psycho analyst, Dr. Sigmund Fraud, forbid my use of my Tricked Out Crappier Key (TOCK) in this sprint. Therefore, I used my McElroy Stream hand key, christened "Crick" by me (get it?) I used it with my KX-3 with Begali Adventure iambic paddles fastened to it but not plugged into it. I guess I was up to my Crick without the paddles! 72, Lou

WX4RM - Conditions strange here in the mountains tonight, New England stations were not heard. But worked Cuba and Midwest and West Coast! Had a blast! WX4RM Ron

N4OW - First sprint for me .. good to hear so many QRP Stations.

N4MJ - Began slow but quickly became fast(er) paced. Thanks to all for the Qs. My best ever for the Sprint.

KD0V - I was really surprised how good the conditions were here in Minnesota, considering the solar storm. Stayed on 40M the entire time. Used my K2 and trusty 1953 Blue Racer and had a great time. 72, Merlin

WB8LZG - Hello Agn Sprinters! I only had an hour to play but bands were OK last nite. Interesting propagation though. I started out on 20m and the band sounded gud, but many stns I called didn't hear me. A couple I got he info OK but don't know if they got mine, as the sigs seemed to get absorbed by the noise. 40m was iffy fer me. Nice to work several new members wid #'s over 7000. Welcome to the Sprints Gents ! 73 Gregg

KA2KGP - A nice sprint but 20 & 40 were weak here. 80 was the band with the best signals. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. K4JPN - Not much worked on 20M and only one on 80M, 40M was the band for me last night. 72, Steve K4JPN

VE7KBN - Used HB1B and Bencher hand key- happy for the contacts I made considering condx. Thanks and CUL!

WB3T - Good conditions on 40 tonight, despite yesterday's solar storm which had the band almost shut off. This month I used a brand new Ten Tec 1340 (my second) at 3 Watts and a temporary dipole. Despite being a laborious and very tedious kit to build due to an extremely poor manual, the resulting radio is very nice to operate so I enjoyed giving it a crack at the Sprint. I got mainly good reports, even a couple of 599's from stations I could barely hear. Were there a lot of QRPp stations on tonight? Anyway thanks to all I worked and it's great to see the Sprints and Club doing so well! 72 de WB3T.

K4BAI - 20 and 40 in good shape and activity very good. Didn't get to 80. Relatively short skip zone on 20 and no skip zone noticed on 40. Nice to work CO8CML again and also VE2VTS for only "DX" QSOs. Got an 8- minute late start due to being busy catching up paying bills and answering QSLs after a brief trip out of town. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

K1IX - Had to qrt early. Activity seemd low, but still fun. 73 Frank

K0ALN - Interesting evening. Strong QSB - maybe Geo-storm hang-over? Almost 1 Hr. each for me between 20 and 40 - just a little short on multipliers this month. Nice to hear a lot of new calls. looking forward to April.

W5WIL - First time in over a year on the air; not very successful. Battery failed after 3 minutes. Will try again next month!

VE3DVC - Another fun sprint. A special tnx to Jon, AB3RU for his patience in pulling me out of the noise. It was appreciated. Hpe to cu all next month. Good Health and Best 73, Doug

KB3AAG - Horay,Yahoo, I finally got back out to my holler in my new ham shack! And back on my secret wepon, my home made "Hunkey Loop"! My first 22 contacts netted 20 states starting with Oklahoma my home QTH ! The loop loaded 1.0-1 on all three bands! Thanks to all and I hope to see youall next month. Frank

K4NVJ - QRN/QRM! What else is new? Still a challenge. Joe

K6MGO - Missed almost the first full hour, but still managed to have fun, running the K3 to the doublet up in the garage rafters. Tnx to all who heard me and answered, and my tnx to all who make this possible.

N8BB - It was a very fun night at the key. More stations than I can remember and did a bit of cq'n and got many bites. Need more people to CQ and generate some more activity, seems we are a little light on that side of the key at times. Thanks to all and looking forward to seeing everyone on the air.

K0CW - Always a pleasure working the Sprint and connecting with others running QRP.

WX1M - This was my first NAQCC Sprint only had an hour to spend. Thanks to the members I got to work and everyone putting in the time to make it all happen. I look forward to next month. Best 73 to all.

W2SH - With the severe solar disturbance that immediately preceded this event, I was prepared for really poor conditions. Fortunately it did not turn out as badly as feared. Yet this sprint had extraordinary levels of QSB on 20m and quite a bit on 40m. Coupled with the usual levels of contest QRM made for several weird times when I wasn't entirely sure to whom I was giving my exchange and other moments when it wasn't too clear who was giving me their stuff. (I expect some diminution in the number of silver logs awarded.) Activity seemed moderate and it was nice to make QSOs around 7.030 mHz in addition to 7.040 mHz with its greater number of sprint participants. No signals from New England were heard on 40m or 80m.

AC5T - Tnx to everyone who worked me.

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. Survivor was on - 2 hour special episode - so I spent more time in front of the TV than in front of the radio - unusual for me. Interesting conditions. No QSOs further west than Missouri. K3RLL was strong on 20 and WG8Y was strong on 40. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to everyone involved in making these sprints happen. Hope to hear you next month. 72, Will, NQ2W .

WA5SAT - My first, had a great time 73 WA5SAT

WB3FAE - Started on 20m then moved to 40m. S3-S4 noise level on 20m. The noise level on 40 m was very low at my qth. 80 meters was also running around and S3-S4. Thanks to everyone for the QSO's. 73's

N6IET - I'm a Mac user. This was my first NAQCC Sprint. It was fun!

NA4SO - Great time! thanks for admin

AK3X - Got home late, time for 1 and only 1 contact. Was fun while it lasted HI. 72 Peter

W6FPS - Only time for a couple of contacts before heading out to a Field Day planning meeting. Hope to make a better effort next time. 72, Ron

KB1UOH - Good to hear so much activity. QRP is good.

K4RHG - Really enjoyed Wednesday's sprint. Worked my first pile-ups which was a new experience for me as a fairly new ham. Five watts and a simple wire antenna can really get out when the propagation's right. Looking forward to next month...

K2DEP - Had fun. Just did a hunt & peck. Finally got an accurate height on my G5RV @ 27ft. 72 Steve

NF8M - Nice conditions tonight. Got an hour in. My local noise level is still high so I probably missed hearing a few though. 72 til next month!

KQ1P - One contact, at least that is better than none.

KA5TJS - Well I worked the sprint about 45 min. and did very well for me! 20 meters was kicking and I got some great ones. Did it with the FT-817 at 5 watts and the 80 meter dipole and the Bencher SK. Contacts were all over the place as well as one DX to VE5BCS. TNX and see you all next month. Allen KA5TJS

VE5BCS - Trying my ft 817 with bug i find I need much more practice but enjoyed all.Trying my ft 817 with bug i find I need much more practice but enjoyed all.

VE3FUJ - Tnx for the contacts all. I only did the first and last 1/2 hr as I wanted to catch the News at 9pm. The band seemed nicely populated in both instances, nice to hear. I had to scrap one entry, the number I was given didn't match any where, and yet is was within the range of #rs of the membership of NAQCC, so there were no reason to ask for Pwr out. I sent off an e-mail to perhaps clarify the situation first thing Thursday morning but as yet have no response, hence the omission. I wonder if anyone else had the same problem? This time I had a few new ones, also more than half were 4 character call 1x2's and 2x1's. 72 Brion 3011

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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, March 19, 2015 0030-0230Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible.

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

KF0U Comments - Thanks everyone for another great month. See all of you a couple months. First timers reporting in Soapbox comments this month include K5BRY, WX1M, WA5SAT, N6IET, NQ0N, N4OW and KC9UNL. Welcome! Next update will be at the deadline.