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May 2015 QRP/CW Sprint (#127)

OK the time for questions about score changes is over and the results below stand as is for all time now.

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

W1 Division
KB1UOH   28   26  54   14  756  x2  1512  Dpl
K1IEE    21   21  42   15  630  x2  1260  OCF long wire @30'
KN1H     20   20  40   13  520  x2  1040  End fed wire @50'
K1SX      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  270' doublet @15'
W1ZU      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  125' doublet - 30' at center

W2 Division
W2SH     44   44  88   23 2024  x2  4048  270' dpl@45'
K2YGM    36   35  71   20 1420  x2  2840  80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV
KA2KGP   35   35  70   18 1260  x2  2520  Dpl @25'
W2JEK    20   19  39   15  585  x2  1170  20m gnd pl,40/80 end fed, both @20'

W3 Division
AF3Z     33   33  66   16 1056  x2  2112  Fan dpl @15'
WB3T      7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  40m dpl @20'
KD3CA     4    0   4    4   16  x2    32  OCF windom @33'

W4 Division
WH6LE    42   39  81   26 2106  x2  4212  215' horizontal loop @45'
N4SX     37   35  72   17 1224  x2  2448  W5GI Mystery Antenna @38'
WX4RM    30   30  60   18 1080  x2  2160  6BTV gnd mtd
AA2VG    24   23  47   15  705  x2  1410  Home made Carolina Windom 10-40 @25'
N4ERM    25   25  50   14  700  x2  1400  Carolina Windom @50'; 265' loop @45'
WG8Y     22   22  44   14  616  x2  1232  HB 20-40 DP @30'
N4FI     19   19  38   14  532  x2  1064  Attic G5RV jr
K2UFT    14   14  28   12  336  x2   672  80m Doublet @40'
K4KRW    13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  Dpl @25'
K4ARQ    13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  EFZ @50'
W4DUK    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  End-fed Zepp @20'
WB9G     10   10  20    6  120  x2   240  Indoor dpl @40'
NA4O      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Fan dpl @45'

W5 Division
W5TVW    22   22  44   17  748  x2  1496  80 meter horizontal fullwave loop @20'
KA5TJS    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  80 mtr dpl @30'
@AB5XM    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Qtr ~ elev vert @25',2 counterpoise,homebrew
$WB5HQO   5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Inverted vee @16'

W6 Division
WK6L     11   11  22   10  220  x2   440  Windom(Inverted Vee), 35' 40M/20M
N6IET    13   12  25    8  200  x2   400  Roof mtd AV-680 vert @50'
K6MGO    14   14  28    6  168  x2   336  EFHW on 20m and indoor doublet for 40m
WB0USI    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Vert @25'
NS3C      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Dpl @20'

W7 Division
AA7VW    48   46  94   22 2068  x2  4136  20m dpl @75'
W7FST    31   30  61   21 1281  x2  2562  GND MTD VERTICAL, 26' HI
K9JWV    35   33  68   19 1292  x2  2584  36' vertical, 12 elevated radials
N7KM     33   33  66   18 1188  x2  2376  Home brew ZS6BKW Doublet @35'
KF7WNS   31   30  61   16  976  x2  1952  3 wave length 20M long wire @45'
WD7Y     19   19  38   14  532  x2  1064  102' doublet @30'
K7EW     13   13  26    8  208  x2   416  GND MTD VERT + 2 RADLS/BAND
KE7YTE   10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Vertical Dipole fed @18'
KC7DM    10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  135' dpl @65'
AE7CG     3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Dpl @10'
WB7SDE    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dpl @20'

W8 Division
N8XMS    34   34  68   21 1428  x2  2856  R7 Vertical
WA8AXF   32   32  64   22 1408  x2  2816  130' doublet @40' / Delta Loop apex 40'
KD8RUQ   30   30  60   20 1200  x2  2400  InvV dpl @40'
NF8M     22   22  44   15  660  x2  1320  80m OCF dpl @35'
WB8LZG   16   16  32   14  448  x2   896  Dpl @30'
W3HI     15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  80m horiz. loop @25'
K8RJW    13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  6BTV @15'
WB8ENE   10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  132' doublet @15' / 20M dipole @20'
KB8FE     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Dpl indoor 15'
KA8VZB    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  60' End fed wire @20'
N8BB      3    3   6    1    6  x2    12  Dpl @50'

W9 Division
KB9BVN   42   41  83   23 1909  x2  3818  Attic dpl at about 30'
W9CC     20   20  40   15  600  x2  1200  6btv
N9RLO     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  135' sloper @30'

W0 Division
N0TA     53   50 103   27 2781  x2  5562  Doublet @30', Gnd mnt 1/4 wave vertical
WB0PYF   28   27  55   21 1155  x2  2310  Dpl @55'
K0ALN    24   24  48   16  768  x2  1536  InvV @35'
AA0W     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Dpl
K0EUN    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  Car-mounted Hamstick 20/40
K0FNR    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  zig-zag end-fed dipole 3' to 10'
N8LA      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Dpl @35'

Canada Division
VE2TH    39   39  78   22 1716  x2  3432  Inv Vee @32'
VE3FUJ    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  G5RV @50'

DX Division
CO8CML    7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  Inverted "V" Dipole @27'

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

W1 Division
K1IX     14   14  28   10  280 x1.5  420  HB OCFD @38'
N1JI     10   10  20    6  120 x1.5  180  88' doublet @ 25'

W2 Division

W3 Division
AB3RU    28   27  55   16  880 x1.5 1320  G7FEK @33'
K3WWP    21   21  42   16  672 x1.5 1008  ~110' attic rnd wire, 20M attic dpl
AK3X     10   10  20    7  140 x1.5  210  40m inv vee @25'

W4 Division
AK4NY    20   20  40   15  600 x1.5  900  G5RV 35' Center 50' Ends
KT4OM     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  80m dpl @60'

W5 Division
NF5U     19   19  38   15  570 x1.5  855  FD3 OCFD @33'
WI5H     14   14  28    9  252 x1.5  378  Loop @20'
N5RDN     2    2   4    1    4 x1.5    6  Inverted vee @30'

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      3    3   6    2   12 x1.5   18  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
AL7JK     2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  Dpl @35'

W8 Division
AB8FJ    15   15  30   10  300 x1.5  450  Inverted L

W9 Division
W9GFB     9    9  18    8  144 x1.5  216  Multiband dpls

W0 Division
KD0V     43   43  86   25 2150 x1.5 3225  CF Zepp @50'
WD0K      5    5  10    4   40 x1.5   60  Dpl @25'

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
K1QO     39   38  77   19 1463      1463  OCF dpl @35' 
NR1D     31   29  60   21 1260      1260  40 Meter Loop
W1SFR    33   32  65   15  975       975  OCF 60'
AB1VL     9    9  18    9  162       162  OCF dpl @20'

W2 Division
N2ESE    23   23  46   17  782       782  80m OCF dpl @25'
WA2FBN   14   14  28   12  336       336  Dpl @30'
N2COD     7    7  14    4   56        56  Hustler Mobile Vertical
N5RWK     4    4   8    3   24        24  G5RV Jr @30'

W3 Division
KB3AAG   41   41  82   20 1640      1640  Loop @30'
N8XEE    21   21  42   13  546       546  40M Doublet @40'
KB3SJQ    9    9  18    6  108       108  Gnd mtd vert 

W4 Division
N4MJ     32   32  64   18 1152      1152  Extended Dble Zepp 40' peak. Ends 10'
WD4EXI   11   11  22   10  220       220  G5RV @30' and dpl @40'
K4WLW    13   13  26    8  208       208  InvV @30'
KU4A     11   11  22    7  154       154  Sloping dpl @40'

W5 Division
N5GW     28   28  56   21 1176      1176  CFZ @50'
N5DRG    28   27  55   17  935       935  Wire loop @35'
AC5T     27   25  52   14  728       728  Dpl @28'
NC5G     13   12  25   10  250       250  20 mtr dpl @20'
KE5YUM    4    4   8    2   16        16  Inverted v @30'

W6 Division
KG6UBG    3    3   6    3   18        18  30' vert wire w/3 gnd radials
KC4FIT    0    0   0    0    0         0  InvV @15'

W7 Division
W7TAO    12   12  24    8  192       192  Doublet dpl @30' 
KF7Z      7    7  14    6   84        84  Dpl @23'
KA5DWI    3    3   6    2   12        12  Cushcraft ATV-3 Vertical base @3'

W8 Division
AC8JW    15   15  30   10  300       300  End fed half wave
N8ZYA     8    8  16    7  112       112  Indoor 50' random wire

W9 Division
K9EYT    20   20  40   14  560       560  G5RV @25'
AB9YC    16   14  30   13  390       390  Dpl @20'

W0 Division
NQ0N     12   12  24   10  240       240  OCFD @25'
N0WKZ     4    4   8    3   24        24  20M HW End Fed - Vert @ Gnd Level

Canada Division
VE2DDZ   12   12  24    9  216       216  End fed random wire @25'
VE3DQN    7    7  14    5   70        70  Vertical @4mtrs; 40M delta loop @8mtrs
VE3NWN    3    3   6    3   18        18  40/80 Trap Dipole @25'

DX Division

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

Straight Key
K4BAI    54   52 106   24 2544  x2  5088  TH6DXX @55'; 40m dip @40'


N1IX     55   54 109   29 3161      3161  3 el yagi @70'
NQ2W      5    5  10    5   50        50  Mini beam @25'

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: 122
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 183 
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,166
States represented: 41 + NB ON QC + CM F G
AB9YC - I had good intentions this evening, and 20 started out pretty clear... only not many signals. I went to 40 hoping that's where the action was, but had S5 noise. I managed some contacts, but the noise slowly crept up to S7+ in just 20 minutes. My apologies to everyone I could not hear through my noise. See you next month.

K3WWP - It took almost exactly an hour to get my 20 tonight. Then after #20, got a tail end call from K3MD for a bonus QSO. Good conditions tonight. I think if I figured it, my average RST would be a record for me out of all the sprints I've been in. Thanks to all for the QSOs. Now get those logs in so we can go over 100 and hopefully a lot further.

N1JI - I dusted off my 1948 Vibroplex for the first time in many years. Thank you and 72/73 to everyone who was able to copy me!

N0WKZ - Thank you to the operators I was privileged to work this evening and thank you for your patience. D Keath - N0WKZ

KB8FE - Weather good here in northern Ohio. However, most signals were rather weak. Most activity heard about halfway through the sprint.

WB9G - Good conditions on 40m for the first hour. QSB set in during the second. Thanks for the QSOs! 72, Chris WB9G

WA8AXF - One of my better sprints... spent an hour on 20 and an hour on 40... more multipliers on 20, but faster rate on 40 so it was a good mix. Slowed down after a LID running RTTY started transmitting right no top of me. Searched and pounced after that 73 to all!

K4KRW - I didn't get much time to play tonight. But still had a great time. Thanks everyone! - Richard

NR1D - KX3 heard well.

N0TA - 20m was GREAT, and caught some new mults on 40 at the end. Thanks for the Q's! K3 (5w), doublet & vertical, Begali Spark, & Gen Log.

KB9BVN - Finally got one on 20m...40m was great tonight, I think this is my best NAQCC sprint score so far. Still on the attic dipole though...gotta fix that this summer. Heard many many regulars and it is always awesome to work a few VE's anytime I can. Using the battery powered K2 tonight at 5W.

KF7Z - Got late start and could only get 40 meters working but it picked up nicely after 2:00,Always a fun little sprint, See you all next month. 72 Danny

AB3RU - Great sprint tonight. I used my bug for the first time in a sprint so thanks to everyone for putting up with my erratic send. Non-member qso of the night was N9IXD who kindly turned to 5w after I told him about the sprint. Since I was using my bug he started sending just a teeny bit faster than I can copy, so a good challenge keeping up.

AB8FJ - K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. Used my Lafayette Radio Electronics Bug purchased back in 1971. Used a potato chip bag clip as an extra weight to help slow it down a bit more. Very enjoyable sprint. Looking forward to the next one.

NQ0N - My second Sprint. Lots of fun for me. Tnx.

W1ZU - My first sprint with the KX1, much more challenging than using the KX3! Lot's of fun (and I definitely need more practice!)

WB0PYF - Nice NAQCC Sprint. 20m held up well, KX3 rocks again 72, Ray

KD8RUQ - Had a great time again, been away for a while, thanks to all. And hope i can get the time to do it again. Great to see the participation of the group, thanks again and Sorry i was gone so long. Take Care 73 Mike KD8RUQ...

K2UFT - Could only do last 30 mins. Fun as usual. Straight key was a "mostly" Speedex built from spare parts.

W3HI - I didn't find much on 20 here in WV, so I made all contacts on 40 amongst the QRN. I initiated my KX3 tonite, along with a Begali Spark which happened to follow me home a few weeks back. I think the Spark will handily replace the J-38 I've used since the 60s. The KX3 is difficult for me to zero beat. Hope I didn't make too many have to use RIT to copy me. As always, I enjoyed working the sprint and thank all for reading my fist. Got to work N8ZYA, another WV'ian, on my last contact. John, I listen for the WVN periodically, but it's been too rough for me to copy you here in Elkins on 40m. See you all next month, maybe with better propagation? --72, W3HI

AL7JK - Hello to all ! We are well into the summertime propagation mode here in Alaska now with more than 17 hours of daylight. Signal levels were rite at the noise floor with a cyclic Qsb. Heard several stations briefly emerge from the noise floor only to disappear into oblivion, N6IET, N7IGK, K6MGO tried my best to work you guys. N7FST responded to my call but Qsb wiped out my end when I tried to send my info, couldnt tell if you guys got it, next time. To the folks at NAQCC, thankyou for another fun evening! 72/73 from Eagle River, Alaska

K1IEE - Found conditions on 40M and 20M very good. For the most part bands have been very quiet all month. So it was nice to hear all the activity. G3RSP gave his power 2W instead of ENG. I logged it in as ENG. Thanks to all 73 Dick

WG8Y - Hi all, I put a 20-40M loaded DP up on a 30Ft.Jackite pole just to play with in the Sprint. Started out on 20m & did my usual S&Ping to see how the wire would hear.Bounced back and forth from 20 to 40 & ended up on 20M. With app. 6-7 minutes to go I spun down to 14.058 to start another sweep of 20 and heard G3RSP cqing NA. Thought,wow, must have heard wrong.Nope,got him. A solid 559 here.He gave me a 589.I'll take that any day. 5 watts to a wire at 10:23 PM on 20m. That's what makes QRPing fun. Also tnxs to W7TAO for the 5 minutes of repeats & pulling me out. Hi Hi. Take care all & 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

KN1H - Could only manage about an hour in the sprint. It was great to see all 3 bands in good shape even with summer approaching.

W2JEK - Was on for the full time. Bands seemed pretty good. Had 9 qso on 20, 11 on 40 and 1 on 80. Was pleased to work K3WWP uor retired VP. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W, wire antennas and SPEED-X key. Lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135

WI5H - Missed the last Print and had to start late because of thunderstorms this time. When I fnally got on the air, 20 was better than I thought it would be. 40 was terrible. Had some fun and made a few contacts. 72 'till next time, Mike - WI5H

WX4RM - Good conditions, half contacts on 20, half on 40. Cuba station came thru great! Had fun again...Ron

AE7CG - Band conditions on 20M were good enough to make a few QSOs! 72, Loren, AE7CG, Arizona.

VE2TH - Hi! It was another nice sprint, with "ENG" as a new one, and also NV,LA.& Cuba. Thanks to all of you, and see you next month in the milliwatt & regular sprint as well. All the very best to all, 72/73 Michel

N4SX - 20 Meters was where it was at tonight, especially the first 30 minutes or so and still produced right up until the end. Lots of fun tonight, but some crazy propagation. 37 total qso's with TX/5, NY/5, NH/4, and NJ/4.......4 states making up half my contacts! Needless to say my multi's ran low. I also got G3RSP from over the big pond and CO8CML from down south. The farthest west was my last two for the night and both from OR. 80 was very noisy here and just could not pull out W1SFR, but thanks for trying, and I know there were a couple more I missed too. 40 was also poor here this month. I also worked a couple of non-members and it was great having some new blood coming into the gang. And that just have to love that call, you know! Next month all........Thanks and 72 Randy N4SX

KB3SJQ - New shiny TenTec Argonaut 539 & ground mounted vertical (trapped) with 5 watts. Receiver in the TenTec Argonaut 539 is brilliant. Would put it up against the KX3 any day of the week, and its half the price! Best 73! KB3SJQ

KF7WNS - Only one contact on 15M, but seemed to be in good shape. Stayed busy on 20M most of the time. K1 and 3WL long wire working well. Good to hear the familiar calls and many new ones. 72, Gary

N5DRG - 20 meters was good tonight, 40 not so much as thunderstorms moving into the Austin / cedar Park, TX area. Serious static crashes. Good to work Paul N8XMS for the first time anywhere...Danny N5DRG

AA2VG - Hello to all from South Carolina. Vacationing on Fripp Island SC. Although Ham antennas are not allowed I was able to put up my home made low pwr Carolina Windom without the Fripp security police noticing it! The contested ended with a crash as a sudden rain and lightning storm shut me down and the ensuing power failure crashed the computer.. GenLog saved the data and my log... 72 Peter AA2VG

K9EYT - Worked both 20 and 40 meters and they were up and down all night. Rig IS KX3 was on battery power ( 8400mah LIFE 4 cell) for the sprint. Antenna G5RV and BENCHER PADDLE. 72 Ray

WB5HQO - My QTH is QRP hostile. I'm glad to use QRO. I want to thank my contacts. I had a fun time.

K0ALN - Fun evening! Weather settled down just in time for the sprint, and I was able to hear a good crowd. 20 started out strong with a bit of QSB, and finally faded quite a bit by about 0200. 40 seemed to be quite strong with lots of competition right up to the end. Looking forward to some fun summer sprints! 72,s

W5TVW - 20 meters started out hodge podge, but eventually "populated"! Slacked up after a while so switched to 40. QRN was terrible and just weak signals there. Came back to 20 and eventually the activity waned and back to 40. Stayed here till end of the sprint. Did not wander to 80 as figured there would be nobody I could hear thru the crud. My first attempt at a sprint with the FT-817 on a Lion battery internally. Worked the entire sprint and had some of the charge still producing 5 watts out. NICE! The "normal" NiCads just lasted an hour or less then output falls to 2.5 watts! Like the Lion and LiPo battery packs and very light! Good battery test!

N6IET - I exercised my new Ten-Tec Patriot powered by an SLA 7Ah battery out on my top floor balcony. After the first 40 minutes the 20m band fizzled (more like "sizzled" w/QRN). 40m was even worse, so I called it a day.

NF8M - Fun sprint tonight, though I got a bit of a late start. I picked up an American Morse KK1 straight key kit at Dayton since I have been looking for a lightweight portable key for when I work the sprints away from the home QTH. Although I was home tonight I used the KK1 instead of the usual J38. It's a nice little key with good pivot feel, a knob as big as the J38's and just enough heft so it doesn't dance on the table. TNX to all I worked tonight & CU next month! 72

N7KM - I enjoyed the evening. I put up an 80 meter antenna but the time is too early for 80 meter propagation here in Utah, maybe in winter. Thanks to everyone who makes this happen. I had non-ham visitors during the final hour of the sprint and they were wowed! A simple activity like this is a good recruiting tool. Thanks again.

N5RDN - First time in a while. 73/rob

K1IX - Still trying to work the rust out of the bug !

AB1VL - /P from NE VT. Started running on 40 but got vy few calls so I went to 20 and got a few quick ones. Then back to 40 by 0115 and did some S&P but lines were long and noise was s3-s5. Was on the Argo 5 but wished I'd brought the K3. Preamp would have made a big difference. Good fun and big tnx to the organizers.

NQ2W - Survivor finale was on...only played radio during the commercials! Thanks for the QSOs. Hopefully, see you all next month. 72, Will

KA5TJS - 20 was not to bad. 40 was a bust here! Had fun. CUL: Allen KA5TJS

N5GW - KX3 at 5W to CFZ. 20M was in good shape even allowing for noise due to local T-storms. It seems that after the first hour, everyone heads for 40M because propagation is beginning to diminish on 20M after sunset. Didn't try 80M which was probably unusable. After the first hour and a half I heard an ominous sound - no it wasn't my cat complaining - it was distant thunder, abruptly ending the outing. However I was thrilled to have worked G3RSP. Two banders with N0TA and K9JWV. I was fortunate to have such a large ratio of multipliers to contacts (21/28.)

WB8ENE - I made a few contacts on 20 before switching to 40. I didn't see any activity on 80, so I spent the rest of my time on 40, which was quite active here in NE Ohio. I actually made more contacts than I usually do during my one hour allocated to the sprint, and part of that time was spent listening to one of our members explaining NAQCC to someone he was having a QSO with. Rig is Elecraft K3 with a Softrock Lite II as a panadapter. Key is Begali Blade. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art

N8XMS - What a great sprint! For the first time in a long while I had the full 2 hours to play. Conditions were good, except for some local pulsing QRN, and participation seemed to be high. I wouldn't be surprised if some participation records get broken this month.

K9JWV - Wow - 40 meters was the money band for s/w Utah this month. Lots of new call signs, always a good thing.

VE3FUJ - The band was excellent compared to earlier in the day. I wasn't mentally prepared, made too many gaffs, things got worse so I packed it in early. Sorry to all. Brion 3011

K1QO - Many thanks to all who called and to those who support this group. I would particpate more if I could submit a cabrillo log, unfortunately I seem to have lots of trouble with Gen Log:( and it takes me way too long to fat finger into the log after the contest is over. I guess I'm technically inept. I had two dupes which I was unable to log with Gen Log..I would have like to have logged them since I'm not sure how the other person will decide to log the dupe. 72/88 de K1QO

KA2KGP - A great sprint with a real good turnout. The bands were strong with lots of NA QSO's.

CO8CML - Thanks to all OM worked.Hope see all next sprint.73 es GL.Carlos.

N8ZYA - I was amazed at the 20 meter band this evening. Most contacts were here and worked two "coast to coast" stations in Oregon. (only one verified due to QRM). Switched to 40 meters for the last 1/2 hour and worked 3 quick stations before the end of the sprint. I ran the WV QRS net from 9 pm till almost 10 pm- but the sprint is always TOP priority. The band conditions were fantastic here in WV. Checked in two new stations on the WV QRS net. I can never remember the 20 meter band being so good. Looking forward to next month! Considering I worked the sprint for only an hour...I'm very happy with the results tonight.

KD0V - Good Sprint. Band conditions were good in the upper Midwest. Hope to see you all next month. 72, Merlin KD0V

K4WLW - My first Sprint. It was lots of fun! My PC is a Mac so I'm having to enter my log manually since I can't run the PC logger. Forgive me if I made a formatting mistake. Can't wait until next month's Sprint! 73, Bill - K4WLW

WA2FBN - Fun sprint as always, great working fellow QRPers. Using my new Mountain Topper 3 band cw QRP rig with 8 NiNH batteries. Antenna - dipole up 30ft and Bulldog (paper clip) paddle. Tnx to all who copied my 3 watts.

AK4NY - Great night of fun, started on 40 but QRN was terrible, moved to 20 and the action was fast and furious for awhile, I actually have more QSO's than logged - couldn't read my own handwriting to transcribe. Ended the evening of 40 but QRN was still very high here. Looking forward to next sprint.

K6MGO - Using my 31' EFHW with 9:1 Unun on Jackite Pole on 20 made 7 contacts mostly in OR instead of usual mid-west and east coast for first hour then switched to 50' doublet in garage rafters for 40m second hour and made another 7 contacts on west coast. Was a lot of fun and tnx to all who answered my call. CU next month.

WB8LZG - Hello fellow sprinters. Ran the TT Argo 509 again last nite. battery power es solar charged ! It doesn't get any better ! 20m was in good shape. worked most of the west coast states. No east coast stns heard on 20m. went to 40 fer a few Q's. Very busy es crowded on 40 !Welcome aboard to new member K4WLW 7801.Got tired es pulled the plug early at 9:55pm Nice to work old friend Charles W2SH fer my last QSO of the nite. Hope to hear u all in the mw sprint next month as well as the regular sprint. 73 Gregg

VE3NWN - My first time entering a NAQCC Sprint, and my first time using GenLog. Hope it is done correctly. Had lots of fun. 73 VE3NWN

KB1UOH - My rig was a OHR 500 at 5 watts. The antenna was a dipole and the key a J-37.

WD4EXI - Good fun again. Thanks to all.

AA7VW - It's good to be back with an antenna that works. This time I set up on a hill near the woods thanks to the permission of a nearby farmer. Lots of static crashes but no lightening reached the ground that I know of. It was very loud at the end of the sprint. East coast signals were generally down but several came through great. Thanks to all who tolerated my repeat requests. For me the fun is back.

W9GFB - Fun Time!

K7EW - condx in OR started out good but deteriorated after one hr - wah!

N2COD - Did a few sprint QSO's from the mobile in WNY. Bands seemed in good shape, especially 20m. Everyone have a nice Memorial Weekend. 73

K8RJW - Thanks to all those who pulled me out. It was a little struggle but still a whole lot of fun. '72, Bob

AB5XM - This is my first NAQCC Sprint. I am not a member. I have been sticking with Slower speed cw contests but thought I would try a new one. I was hoping to get at least one contact but I ended up with five so I was quite pleased (I don't go for high counts, just whatever I can get is great). I just like to see where my signal can be picked up. So, overall I enjoyed the contest and hope to do it again in the future. I'm still trying to imporve my cw copying ability. Thanks & 73 Allan AB5XM

AC5T - Conditions on 20m were very good here in Texas. Thanks to all those who worked me. I look forward to doing it again next time. 73

K4BAI - Very good conditions and strong signals on 20M. Felt was on course for 70 QSOs. Unfortunately, 40M was very disappointing. There was high QRN and signals were not very strong. Good activity again this month. Hope to work you all in CQ WPX CW next weekend from NY4A, which is the club call for N4AF in North Carolina. K4QPL and AA4FU will also be operating. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

VE2DDZ - I had a good time again. There seemed to be more activity this month.

N7QR - 20 OK, nothing on 40 and 80. Presentation Vibroplex with an IC706. Only did the first hour as had to go to waterboard. CU next month.

N4MJ - Someday I'm going to make more contacts and work more states. HI A bit of a coincidence when I worked N1IX and the next Q was W2IX. Thought I was hearing things at first. HI 73 de n4mj

AK3X - Only had about 20 minutes to play...40 meters with DSW-20 @ 3 Watts. Band was in good shape when I was on. Usually use a straight key for these, but forgot and used my bug for this one. Good time as usual, while it lasted. 72 for now, Peter

K2YGM - I wasn't sure I would be up to the sprint tonight having just been released from the hospital for a heart procedure. I could feel my blood rush when I discovered that 20 was open to the West, and that more multipliers were available. I did my thing on 20 for awhile and then checked 40 and 80 where I bounced back and forth whenever I heard something I needed. It was nice hearing some new stations in there as well as some of the old timers with whom I could say hello to..The KX3 did well with filtering the QRM, and I tried battery power for a few QSO's as well. Until next time 72 Bob K2YGM

W1SFR - Missed the first half hr helping a new cw op so all for a good cause hihi Too bad 20m didn't cooperate so not much action to the West for me.73 Steve

KC4FIT - My first CW QSO in 25 years. Painful. Terrible copy, lousy fist. Took 30 minutes to copy and complete. But, thanks for the sprint. I will be back.

KB3AAG - First l am sorry for how bad my copy was! I had to ask for a bunch of agns! I fell the other night and broke three ribs! I think my sending was alright but it seemed the vicoden was copying. I turned down my power to 3.6 watts and just did 40m but it seems I still took w3 dist. Next month its 3 watts! Come on you paddelers lets get a competition going! I will gradualy drop till beat! Frank

NC5G - Always enjoy these sprints when I can participate. Stayed on 20 the whole time. Sigs were good.

N8LA - KX-3, Navy Flameproof (AKA Sinbad Popeye Key), Dipole @ 35'. Still recovering from Dayton and, as usual, many activities going on at the same time (St. Louis QRP Society picnic meeting, Morse Telegraph Club weekly get together online, helping my friend WB0TUA move his equipment to storage from house he has to be out of Friday.) Helping my friend took precedence, but he graciously allowed me to go home to get on for final half hour of sprint. Happy to work K4BAI whom I had the great pleasure of meeting at CWOPS table at Dayton. Glad to work my crosstown friend WB0PYF, also.

WB3T - Another fun sprint! Rig = Ten Tec TKit 1340 with Freq Mite and built-in SWR detector, J38 straight key. Good band this month. 72 and see you next time!

N5RWK - Operated from Half Moon, NY

N1IX - (20) 3 el at 68 ft - (40) 2 el at 70 ft First sprint in a long time. Forgot what a chore it is to format the log. Surprised to work K1IX (nice call). Thanks to my neighbor K1QO for 3 bands!!

W2SH - Conditions in NJ were remarkably good. Only moderate QSB on 20m and it stayed open, at least for the first hour. 40m was atmospherically quiet and signals really loud. 80m was unfairly neglected, for it too was quiet and the skip easily ranged from close in to at least 700 miles. Now for this operator's errors. I asked N3RSP for his QTH. Back came "Harlowe"; wha'dat I thought, but gave a bogus QSL. Later the NAQCC member list showed with the member number copied I'd worked G3RSP. I initiated one dupe the other station didn't spot. Another station initiated a dupe with me and I sent "sri dupe", but without breaking in before he'd finished giving all his stuff. Leaving 20m for 40m, the keying of known good operators there was so sloppy I couldn't properly read what they were sending. Finally I realized 40's much stronger signals were overloading my rig because I'd forgotten to reduce the rf gain setting I'd had on 20m. Previously, on 20m there had been 20 minutes of severe hash I'd mitigated slightly with increased rf gain. Luckily I discovered my wife had turned on eight 12-Volt lights whose switching power supplies are notorious noise makers. These NAQCC sprints really give participants valuable operator training

K0FNR - Was able to hunt-and-pounce for an hour-- 20M was in good shape here--- fun!!

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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, May 21, 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.

Log submission time is over now

KF0U Comments - Now at 120 total entries. Still shooting for 125 by the end of the reporting period. Glad K2YGM felt up to posting a great score in W2 section of the Straight Key Category. First timers found in the Soapbox include K4WLW, VE3NWN and @AB5XM. Next update will final one.

[122 logs now. I'm cleaning up the Sunday stragglers as Corey takes the day off. Let's make his day, and mine too, by reaching 125 (or more) logs by closing time! - K3WWP]