Jun 2015 QRP/CW Sprint (#128)
K3WWP Comments - We wound up with 124 logs this month including one late one. The cross-checking is done. The appeal time is done. These are the final results now. Thanks to Andy N2CN for another great job with the page this month.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N1JI 25 24 49 16 784 x2 1568 88' doublet @ 25'
N1IMW 28 27 55 14 770 x2 1540 Dipole at 20 '
K1IEE 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 OCF long wire@30'
AJ1DM 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 40m dpl@40'+100'EFLW@25'
K1IX 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 HB OCFD @38'
WS1K 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 125' Delta Loop @ 30'
K1SX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 270' doublet @ 15'
KQ1P 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 80/40 trap dipole @30'
K2YGM 51 47 98 25 2450 x2 4900 40-G5RV MINI,, 80-PAR ENDFEDZ
W2SH 42 41 83 24 1992 x2 3984 270' dpl@45'
WA2NYY 33 32 65 21 1365 x2 2730 80m OCF Dipole at 35'
K2ZC 35 32 67 17 1139 x2 2278 40m & 20m dipoles @ 25'
KA2KGP 31 30 61 15 915 x2 1830 Dipole up 25 ft.
KD2FVG 17 16 33 11 363 x2 726 Dipole@28'
WA2FBN 12 12 24 12 288 x2 576 End fed sloper
WA2JSG 11 10 21 11 231 x2 462 Vertical elevated at 10'
W2JEK 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 20m gnd l, 40m end fed both at 20ft
KD2MX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 600' loop@30'
KQ3Z 23 23 46 18 828 x2 1656 135' doublet @ 35 ft
AB3RU 26 26 52 15 780 x2 1560 1/4 wave wire vertical, G7FEK @ 33'
KD3CA 23 21 44 16 704 x2 1408 132 ft OCF Windom @33 ft
WB3FAE 16 15 31 9 279 x2 558 90' end fed at 30'
AC2C 10 9 19 9 171 x2 342 Inv 'L' @ 25'
N3QE 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 130 foot doublet up 80 feet
N3AEA 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 OCF inv V tilted
K2UFT 44 42 86 23 1978 x2 3956 Doublet - 40'
N4SX 43 40 83 22 1826 x2 3652 W5GI Mystery Antenna @ 38ft
WH6LE 36 35 71 22 1562 x2 3124 215' horizontal loop@45'
WX4RM 34 31 65 23 1495 x2 2990 6BTV gnd mtd vertical
W4DUK 37 37 74 16 1184 x2 2368 End-fed Zepp at 20'
WG8Y 29 27 56 18 1008 x2 2016 HB 20m delta lp & 40m DP @35ft
N4OW 20 19 39 13 507 x2 1014 80 MTR LOOP @ 11'
K4ARQ 16 14 30 13 390 x2 780 EFZ@50'
N4FZ 18 17 35 11 385 x2 770 End fed @ 20'
K4EOR 15 14 29 11 319 x2 638 G5RV 30 ft high
K4KRW 15 14 29 11 319 x2 638 Dipole@25'
K4JPN 14 12 26 9 234 x2 468 Zepp
NA4O 13 12 25 9 225 x2 450 Dpl@45'
N4FI 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Attic G5RV jr
KB4QQJ 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 LnR EndFedz
AK4YS 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Sloping dipole 20'
KI4WFJ 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Vert loop
W5TVW 31 30 61 19 1159 x2 2318 80 meter horizontal fullwave loop@20'
WA5SAT 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 20M Inv. Vee @ 25 ft
WB5UAA 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 305'dpl@30'
AB5XM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 20m QTR~elev vert 24' 2cntrpoise homebrw
KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Inverted v at 30'
KR5RR 40 37 77 25 1925 x2 3850 FT-817, DIPOLE @ 35'
K6MGO 9 7 16 6 96 x2 192 EFHW on 20m and indoor doublet for 40m
N6IET 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 AV-680 vert @ 70'
WK6L 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Windom(Inverted Vee),Up 35ft, 40M/20M
KE6EE 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 90 ft. dipole height 50 ft.
KF7WNS 21 20 41 16 656 x2 1312 3 Wave Length 20M Long Wire @ 45'
AA7VW 22 20 42 13 546 x2 1092 20m dpl@40', 40 loop at 50'
K9JWV 20 18 38 12 456 x2 912 36' vertical; 12 elevated radials
KF7Z 14 14 28 13 364 x2 728 Dpl@ 28'
KC7DM 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 135' dpl @ 65'
K7EW 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Vert gnd mtd + 2 radials
WU7F 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Inv Vee @ 30'
AE7CG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Roof mtd vert
WB7SDE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 InvV@20'
AL7JK 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Dpl@25'
NF8M 45 44 89 22 1958 x2 3916 80m OCF dpl @35ft
WA8AXF 40 37 77 23 1771 x2 3542 130' doublet @40'
WB8LZG 19 19 38 16 608 x2 1216 Dpl@30'
K8RJW 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 6BTV @ 15'
WB8ENE 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 132' doublet @ 15'
N8XMS 8 7 15 5 75 x2 150 R7 Vertical
KD8FKD 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Dpl@35'
AA9L 36 36 72 20 1440 x2 2880 Trap dipole@50'
W9CC 20 19 39 15 585 x2 1170 6BTV
KB9BVN 14 13 27 9 243 x2 486 Homebrew Attic Dipole
@$AC9GT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 150ft delta loop @ 50ft
N0TA 37 33 70 19 1330 x2 2660 Doublet @ 30' & 1/4 gnd mnt vertical
N8LA 27 25 52 18 936 x2 1872 Dipole@35 ft.
K0ALN 19 17 36 16 576 x2 1152 InvV@35'
AA0W 20 19 39 13 507 x2 1014 Dipole
K0EUN 9 8 17 7 119 x2 238 Car-mounted Hamstick 20/40
VE2TH 38 34 72 22 1584 x2 3168 INV VEE @32'
VE3DVC 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 Inv Vee @40'
VE3FMW 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 OCF WIRE AT 40'
VE3DTI 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Endfed wire @ 43' w/single elev. c'poise
VE3FUJ 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 G5RV @ 50
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP 20 19 39 14 546 x1.5 819 ~110' attic rnd wire
AK3X 5 5 10 3 30 x1.5 45 40M inv vee @25'
AK4NY 22 22 44 14 616 x1.5 924 G5RV - 35' center 50' ends
K4NVJ 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 88' long dipole up 30 feet
AB8FJ 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 Random Wire @15'
WD0K 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 Dipole@25feet
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4RHG 19 19 38 6 228 228 Sloping end-fed dpl @ 30'
N2ESE 23 23 46 15 690 690 80m.OCF@25ft
WA1GWH 8 8 16 6 96 96 40M dipole @ 15 ft
WQ2E 3 3 6 2 12 12 G5RV@25'
N8XEE 20 19 39 13 507 507 40M doublet @40'
N3NFL 6 6 12 6 72 72 Windom at abt 30 ft
WB3T 2 2 4 2 8 8 40m Dipole @ 20'
WB4OMM 53 51 104 28 2912 2912 268' Wire Antenna @ 35 feet
KU4A 33 33 66 21 1386 1386 40m slp dipole, 1/4-wave slp on 80m
N4MJ 31 29 60 17 1020 1020 Extended Double Zepp
AB4QL 14 14 28 11 308 308 Gnd mtd vert, dipole @ 25'
WM4AA 14 14 28 10 280 280 Zs6bkw@50'
AA2EA 12 11 23 9 207 207 Doublet in attic
K4WLW 11 11 22 8 176 176 OCF Inverted Vee 30'
K3RLL 10 10 20 8 160 160 Nighttime Only Vertical
N5GW 15 14 29 10 290 290 Cfz @ 50'
K5BRY 10 10 20 8 160 160 G5RV jr at 22 ft
N5RWK 10 10 20 7 140 140 6BTV Vertical on 20m, Dipole@30' on 40m
AC5T 7 7 14 7 98 98 Dpl@28'
KG6UBG 1 1 2 1 2 2 OCF dpl@30'
N0DA 10 9 19 8 152 152 G5rv@60'
N8ZYA 18 17 35 15 525 525 Indoor 50' random wire
WA8SAN 7 6 13 4 52 52 End fed zepp @ 10 ft
W3HI 5 4 9 4 36 36 80m horiz. loop @ 25 ft
!NX8Y 7 6 13 5 65 65 hb screwdriver
K9EYT 16 15 31 11 341 341 G5RV at 25FT
AB9YC 9 9 18 7 126 126 Ground mounted inverted L
N0WKZ 10 10 20 8 160 160 20M End Fed - Sloper on Pic Nic Table
W0JEK 1 1 2 1 2 2 G5RV@35'-45'
VE6BIR 16 16 32 11 352 352 Gnd mtd vert, 80m dipole@30'
VE3DXK 11 10 21 9 189 189 95' endfed wire @20'
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI 60 58 118 27 3186 x2 6372 TH6DXX at 55'; 40M dip at 40'.
NN9K 44 41 85 20 1700 x2 3400 3 EL Yagi@35'
G3RSP 7 7 14 3 42 x2 84 3 element beam
NQ2W 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Mini beam @25'
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: 124
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 208
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,046
States represented: 41 + ON QC + G
AB9YC - It's summertime, I expected to have more activity early on using 20M. That wasn't the case. I only had a short while so I didn't hang around on 20M for very long. I moved to 40M and had steady S7 on the dipole; I switched to the vertical and had much better noise conditions - go figure. My time ran out before I could get as many contacts as I wanted, but I'll be back for next month, see ya then.
K3WWP - That was neat tonight. One frequency - 7039.1, all CQs, my 20 QSOs in 46 minutes. Good conditions. Probably could have hit 50 QSOs had I stayed around, but I'm still sticking with my 20 and out. Thanks to all those I worked. I only had to ask for 3 repeats of calls despite noise about s5 or s6. Great to work N8XEE and KQ3Z with whom I had a nice visit at the Butler hamfest on Sunday.
AC9GT - My first try at a CW contest. I'll probably be back for more down the log! .
K3RLL - K3 to my black night-only vertical (antenna restrictions) - Lots and lots of signals tonight, many warming up well before the starting gun. Interesting. Nice to work WB3FAE and my old friend (now) WA5SAT tonight, but missed contacting him. Enjoyed nice exchange with G3RSP. All in all, a very enjoyable hour on 20 meters. Thank you. 72 ... Don
W3HI - QRN ran me out early. CU next month!
WU7F - 72 .
AJ1DM - Nice sprint. Thanks to all for tolerating my ugly fist!! 72
WA8AXF - Overall good conditions tonight worked only 40 meters and added a number of new states after sunset here in Michigan. NV4T - I copied you exchange as 3W and also show you as a member? See you all next month!
KF7Z - Fun sprint when the band started reaching out here to wilds of Wyoming. Signals got really strong after 1:45 on 20 and then moved to 40 meters at 2:05 when 20 meters slowed down for me. Thanks for the Qs and will try to see you in the Mw sprint coming up. 72 Danny.. .
AB3RU - Tried 20 for the first time in a while since it's been working lately, and did ok. Moved to 40 after 45 minutes and stuck there the rest of the sprint. Worked AJ1DM in RI which is a new state for me! Finished up the night with Kevin N8XEE on the other side of town - fun sprint as always.
WH6LE - OP conditions a bit challenging with QRN from storms. Thanks to all who were patient to send their call multiple times for the QSO. Pete WH6LE
K8RJW - Bands kinda noisy here tonight. Thanks to those who pulled me through. See you next month. Tnx Bob
KB4QQJ - Managed to get about 30 minutes in the sprint. As always a fun event and good to hear everyone after Dayton. Bands were noisy in NC but fun was had in spite of it.... Logging - NAQCC Logger by K2RFP Rig KX3 Key LnR Patriot (hand key) Antenna PAR Endfedz at 33 feet 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
WA2JSG - Missed last month as I was away, so glad to be back this month. Rig: IC-7000, 5w to an all-band vertical. Kent Straight Key.
N0TA - Noisy night with the thunderstorms, especially 40m. Thanks for the Q's. Elad FDM-DUO, doublet & vertical. Begali Camelback, Gen Log
N8XEE - Not my best effort, but fun nonetheless. Got to use my new paddles (nice) and my CALF audio filter (awesome). The CALF took a lot of the QRN out of 40 meters. Made a few QSO's on my HW-7 but then switched over to the 718.
WB4OMM - Wow! What a night! 20M was fabulous here in FL until late in the Sprint, and still managed to make some great Qs even them! Never left 20M as it was so nice and quiet. Biggest problem was the multiple signals, all very strong! The Highlight of my night was when I was called by G3RSP! Too a few tries but the last exchange came up to a clearly readable signal. I used my Keyer tonight as I have my shack in disarray to re-cable and reinstall my equipment. My hand key is being refurbished! (cleaned and polished). A grand night! I enjoyed it tremendously! Thank you all for the great contacts!! 72/73 to all, Steve WB4OMM
N3NFL - It was fun - a little harder than I expected. I plan on getting 20 states on Field Day. I'll try and do this again in July. .
K4KRW - Wow! Rough night. Holding a frequency I averaged a qso every 8 minutes. I decided to give the KX3 a break. I got out the OHR-100A for the first hour. I used my Wilderness Radio Sierra for the last hour. I got snagged for a short rag chew so that was probably 15 minutes there. Had a great time, as usual. Welcome K1DW. Join up and get a number. I hope you had fun tonight. You sounded great. Favorite call sign from the night was N3NFL out of PA (Steelers or Eagles fan?).
AB5XM - Got a late start but enjoyed the qso's that I made. .
KD2FVG - Lots of Fun....
WA2NYY - It was good to get back to the sprint after missing last month. Started out on 20 and worked CA and OR. Lots of S&P tonight. Flip flopped between 20 and 40 all night. Didnt hear anything on 80 here. Was glad to hear my good bud Irving K2YGM. 72
AL7JK - Thanks to Gary, KF7WNS copying my puny signal tonite ! Heard several stations emerge from the noise level, AA7VW, N0DA, K7EW and W7OM but was unable to pull off a contact with them. Used a homebrew transmitter tonite, amp generates 1 watt from a genuine Motorola 2N3553 (private viewings are available upon request) 72/73 to all de AL7JK
KF7WNS - Another fun sprint. 20M not so hot tonight, but always enjoy putting the K1 and Long Wire to the test. 72, Gary .
K2UFT - Was going to quit at 0210z but 5 new multipliers made the log in the next 10 minutes!
W2JEK - Started on 20 for 4 qso and then to 40 for 7 qso and then back to 20 for 2 more. 40 seemed to be noisy and had to make a number of repeats so went to 20 near the end and was pleased to find the band still open. All in all a good sprint. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
K1IEE - Had 2 thunder storms in the area and thought I would not get to do the net. For some reason they missed my QTH and I was good to go. 20M again was good for most of the sprint then went to 40M. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WG8Y - Hi all, Had a slow start tonite.Started on 20m a bit late.Worked 2 Q's then went to 40M.Got John,K3WWP & a couple more but had to get off 40m.My FT-817 didn't like it. The QRN was not fun.Back to 20M and suprised how many close in states I was hearing plus furthe out. I had strung up a 20M delta loop,vertically polarized,out of no.26 wire on a 30ft jacktite pole in the side yard recently & it worked pretty good. Worked KB5RR in CA. then G3RSP called me.Fun stuff. See everyone next week in the QRPp Sprint.Hope the storms stay away. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y .
AB4QL - It was nice to hear some old familiar calls after being away for a while. I did enjoy it! :) .
K2ZC - That was fun. I hadn't done it in a while. I had a computer crash half way through and I hope I didn't lose any qso's. If so I apologize to my victims. Thanks everyone for the qso's and I hope to do this more often. 72 & 73, Dave k2zc
VE2TH - Hi! Good condx tonight, happy to meet old and new ones, see you next week and don't miss the milliwatt sprint, All the very best to all, 72 Michel VE2TH
N1IMW - Best score ever. . .although I think it's going to come with a few blown q's. . .some nights i just write too fast! Thanks to all for being on. . .another great NAQCC event!
KQ3Z - Brand new KX3 with brand new 135' doublet to replace the one lost in the last storm. Thanks for all the contacts. As always lots of fun. Thanks to all who make these Sprints happen.
AB8FJ - K3/10 @ 5W to the Inverted L turned Random Wire when a tree limb fell onto the wire during the Sprint. I knew something was wrong with the antenna and went out with a flashlight in the dark to investigate. Found the broken wire on the ground and just tied it off at the chainlink fence to get it off the ground. Not sure of the length of that section but much shorter and much lower to the ground, yet it worked from Canada to Georgia all on 40 meters. Key used was my Lafayette Radio Electronics Bug purchased back in 1971. Used a potato chip bag clip to help slow down the bug. .
AE7CG - Thanks to John K4BAI and Gary KF7WNS for this month's QSOs. Will listen again for everyone next month on 20M! 73, Loren, AE7CG, AZ. .
N0WKZ - Thank you very much to all stations... .
N4SX - Well another Sprint has passed! Condx were good tonight, except on 80 where the QRN was so heavy that I couldn't hear the train coming. Man, when I hit the "80" button on my K2 the earphones nearly blew my ears slap off! I probably missed 5 stations or so as I could hear nothing for the next 10 minutes. Whew! I'm sure I missed a few due to several stations calling me at once, and all I could hear was the strongest. Sorry guys....I have been there myself many times. I worked our member across the pond again this month G3RSP. That is always a treat. I started out at 5 watts, but had to drop down to 2 watts for about the last 30 minutes as the battery couldn't hold on. I'm really looking forward to the milliwatt contest next week and hope to see many of you there. Thank you for all the qso's this month, and boy was it great to work 3 non-members whom I welcomed and invited back. 72 Randy N4SX
K2YGM - RIG: KX3 to a G5RV at 45 feet. Buddistick vertical for some qso's on 20. LNR EFHW for 80. Twenty stayed open long enough for a few midwest and west coast contacts. Signals werent very strong though, and my noise level was S5. switched back and forth between 20/40 to grab some multipliers. Had a few non sprint qso's tonight, more than ever before :( Lots of new members, many old friends..... see you all next month or in the MW sprint soon. 72 and have a great summer... Bob K2YGM
N6IET - Using my Ten-Tec Patriot, only a few signals were above the noise level this time. I gave up after the first hour. I do wish those answering my CQ would send MY CALL before sending theirs. Otherwise, how do I know they're not calling someone else close to my frequency on this crowded band segment? .
N4MJ - Another FUN Sprint. Thanks to all. 73 de n4mj
KR5RR - Fun event! Had straight key glass arm by end, sending got sloppy. 20 meters only, had to use 300 Hz filter and missed some stations not zero beat. 39 out of 40 QSO were East of the Rockies, more than 1,000 miles first skip. Thanks Everyone! 72 de JB.kr5rr
K0ALN - Band conditions weren't too bad out this way, but seemed tough to break through for completed QSO's a few times. Ah, summer operating..... Almost 50/50 between 20m and 40m, but most contacts were early on 20. Hope to have the antenna up higher by next Sprint. 72's .
WX4RM - Even tho the noise levels were hi, QRP signals made it through from all directions. Glad to have worked G3RSP from across the pond! It's always a thrill working qrp to qrp!!!
VE3DTI - Rig: ic-703+ wid IF filter FL-52A. Ant.: long wire at 43' endfed via a 4:2 unun (homebrew) and an Elecraft T1 remote. Counterpoise is a set of 1/4 wl wires rigged along the inside of a wooden fence, at 3.5' from the ground. Key: the small Schurr. Always amazed at what is possible with 5W, a long wire and some brass pounding... 73 de Jose VE3DTI, NAQCC Nr. 6008.
N8XMS - I was only able to operate for the first 30 minutes but still had fun with 7 QSOs, all on 20-meters.
NQ2W - Lost electricity before 0100 UTC...cut short my operating time. Hope to hear you in the mW sprint. 72/73, Will
K9JWV - Left 20 early - just 'cuz I wanted to see if 40 was in good shape and t didn't disappoint me! Great conditions as far as shortmskip....no QRN, signals solid QRK 5!
AC2C - First NAQCC sprint. Hopefully, there will be more.
W4DUK - Conditions good. Spent about an hour on 20m and then switched to 40m, mostly calling CQ. Broke my old Sprint record. 72/73 de Dave
WB8ENE - Attempted 20 meters, but while trying to work W5TVW, I got QRM'd, and missed the number. The band then dropped out almost completely, at least from OH to LA, so we couldn't complete the contact. Sorry about that Sandy. I ended up making all of my contacts on 40 meters since 80 didn't seem to have much activity either. I really like being able to see the band activity at a glance using a Softrock Lite II and NaP3 as a panadapter for my K3. Thanks for the contacts, and see you in the next sprint. 73, Art .
WB8LZG - Hello Agn fellow sprinters! Great condx hr in Mich last night. Fired up the the trusty TT Argonaut at 5 watts. 20m was hopping ! but seemed like lots of folks crowding 14.060. 40 was "wall to wall" QRPers ! Nice to here some new #S out there, Welcome to all you new members. SRI to one of you, lost u trying to get ur call , es then other stations started calling me ! Got a little busy fer a while. went back to 20 fer a few more mults before pulling the plug at 9:30. I only had time to play fer abt an hour, but it was a very productive hour. 20 QSOs , Coast to coast es all in between ! Missed brother Louis N8LA, es brother Charles W2SH, hope to see you all in the mw sprint next week. 73 Gregg
WS1K - Only operated on 40. Lots of QRN but signals were decent. .
KA2KGP - Another nice sprint. 80 was poor with high QRN, but 20 & 40 were good. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft.
W5TVW - Got started when the whistle blew at 0130 on 20 meters. Conditions fair, but better after a few minutes. 20 has been notoriously "up and down" last couple of weeks! Gave the IC-703 a workout this time and it did performed fairly well. Went to 40 and worked to end of sprint. No sense in even trying 80 as the QRN was terrible to the extreme! Didn't do too bad but could have been better. This was in the "New Shack" in a spare bedroom on a larger desk than in the master bedroom. You can see the arrangement on QRZ.com in top photo. Had a lot of fun and looking to see how the "monster tuner" works with the QRPP milliwatt sprint!
VE3FUJ - Nice sprint but again I only had the first 1/2 hr available. Brion 3011 .
KU4A - When I turned on the radio and noticed the typical summertime noise, I thought it would be a short night. But I ended up setting a new personal record of 33 QSOs, beating my previous record of 30 in August 2013 and March 2015. Signals were strong and most of the time beat the noise. Thanks for all the Qs.
AA0W - Hvy QRN on 40 .
K1IX - could not find anybody on 20m or 80m. condx not too good, but still fun. 72 .
K7EW - prop seems low from here, plus fast qsb after 0100. eastern US stns seemed to be doing better, as if shorter skip was pretty good there, on 20m. 40m appeared ng here! .
K6MGO - The bands were very noisy, but managed to snag 9 stations. Tnx to all who answered my calls, and who make this fun contest possible. CU you next sprint .
K4JPN - 20M was the band for me, worked a few on 40M, but a lot of QRN. Nothing heard on80M. 72, Steve K4JPN .
KG6UBG - Bands seemed to be noisy. .
N5GW - The bands were noisy from several nearby thunderstorms. The 50 Hz filter in the KX3 helped a great deal; however I was afraid to call "CQ NA" for fear I would not be able to copy any weak signal responder. After the first hour of S&P in the QRN, I gave up. I hope to be in the milliwatt sprint next week with quieter bands. .
K9EYT - 20 was very strong here near Chicago sounded like everyone was QRO WB4OMM had to be running a KW HI HI, the only problem was everyone was on or near 14.060. Rig KX3 5W G5RV at 25 Ft Bencher Paddle, that's been my choice for the last 50 yrs . Hope to see you all next week on the MW sprint. 73 Ray .
K0EUN - TSM in area, could only work the contest for about 1 hour. No contacts using the 40m vertical. Looking forward to the next contest; great fun! .
N2ESE - THANK YOU "John K4BAI". We had a QSO on 20mtr.CW and he told me he was getting ready for the Sprint in less than a half hour!WOW!I forgot all about it! I have not missed one since I got my number in June 2011. Maybe I would have heard the CQ's-NA,HiHi..Thanks to all it was fun! Gary #5555 N2ESE .
K4EOR - Enjoyed the sprint. .
N8ZYA - My best night yet with 20 contacts in 17 different states. Tonight the Twenty meter band was HOT into WV. Worked two west coast stations in Oregon and California. (KR5RR and AA7VW) with an indoor random wire and located in the center of town (630 ft elevation) beside an 11 story apartment building. One of these days, I'm a gonna set up outdoors on a Sprint night for fun. Hi Hi I'm using a paddle for my contacts and competing with myself. It's much less tiring but not as high a score. My goal is to compete with myself.... .
K4BAI - IC756Pro at 5W. Got a 17-minute late start due to a call from my credit card company that someone had tried to make a large unauthorized charge on my credit card. A new card is being mailed. 20M was quite good with short skip as short as NC and also good signals from the west coast. Could not count a QSO with N7TOD in NV who didn't give me his member # or his power and didn't respond to requests for those. Sorry to miss that QSO and his multiplier. 40M signals were fair from CO to NY, but there was a lot of QRN. We had strong electrical storms in the area all afternoon, but they weren't too close by during the Sprint. Apologies to those I missed under the QRN. I now think one of them was probably N8XEE, but I couldn't even pull the call out last night. Thanks for all QSOs. Participation was great. Let's keep it up! 73/72, John, K4BAI.
WQ2E - PSE FORGIVE ERRORS, IF ANY. RETURNING TO HAM RADIO AFTER 25 YEARS. .
N4OW - Very pleased to QSO G3RSP 2x QRP with my low antenna. .
K4WLW - Thunderstorms here during the entire sprint, so 80/40 were unusable due to lightning noise. 20 held up fairly well, though. Had a great time and thanks to all who worked me. KX3 and OCF Inverted Vee at 30'. 73 until next month. .
N4FZ - Used battery power, first Sprint from Florida. Had a blast with new antenna. 73 to all! .
KB9BVN - Heard nada on 20m tonight, stayed on 40m for an hour...the QRN was getting very loud here so I had to drop off after an hour. Great fun! .
WA2FBN - Fun sprint as always. IC 703 @ 4w into end fed sloper up 25ft. J-38 key. Worked 20 and 40m. Thanks to everyone who copied me. Stormy night. 72 Ken - WA2FBN .
WA5SAT - Really fun for me and I get a kick out of working folks I have worked before in past Sprints. Enjoyed working AB5XM here in San Antonio, and got a nice courtesy email from K3RLL letting me know I was being heard. 73 Steve WA5SAT .
NF8M - Nice to hear 20 and 40 both strong tonight. You can tell it's summer, though - nothing heard on 80. Finally got a chance to work the full two hours. Was good to work so many members both old and new. 72 es CU next time!
W2SH - 20m stayed open well into the second hour and QSB was tolerable. 40m had plenty of activity, but it would be nice if some of it moved down to 7.030 mHz, where digital signals are absent. Checking there a couple of times, only yielded one NAQCC QSO. The few participants who sample 80m in the warm weather months leave it until the final half hour, but that’s when the traffic nets arrive. A TenTec 539 (aka Argo VI) keyed by a wonderful Junker straight key pushed my 5 Watts into a 160m dipole.
AK3X - A few QSO's on 20 meters with my DWS-20. Band seemed good.. alas, no time to play as usual.. see you all next month, 72, Peter
AK4NY - Great night of fun, thank you for the qso's, actually 6 qso's more than shown - couldn't decipher my own handwriting. Started on 20 and moved to 40, QRN on 40 was making qso's a little tough to copy, but still great fun. Looking forward to next month.
K4RHG - A lot of fun, as usual. Only got 20 QSOs after two hours...hoping for more next month. Think I'll try search and pounce rather than only CQs the whole time.
N8LA - Holy propagation Batman, what a night!! 20 was open north (Quebec) south (Florida) east (Maine) and west (California.) I may even have heard a few signals from other planets. I didn't come back to the off planet signals, however, because I don't know what their regulations are there. 40 wasn't bad either. Was happy to work many on air friends such as AA2VG and WX4RM as well as Brother Larry W9CC. Also happy to contact those with numbers in the six and seven thousands. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to those I was unable to pull out. Please do not hesitate to give me a call again if you hear me. 72s to all! Lou, N8LA (and Sinbad Popeye key)
K4NVJ - Late start then early finish when thunderstorm rolled in.
KB3AAG - Sorry old age must be here! I missed the sprint! I was setting around doing nothing (a continuation of my days effort) when I checked my email at 10 pm to find it was passed. The 3 watt effort will have to wait till next month. I do hope to run 500 mills on nthe 18th. Frank
WB3T - Had to work but squeezed in a couple before the end of the evening. Again used my TenTec 1340 at 3 Watts with built-in keyer and Freq Mite. Nice little rig. The 40m band sounded good here. See you next month! 72, WB3T
AA7VW - A tough one. Couple of tuner-uppers, spot take-over using a very strong signal, fast cw, few readable east coast signals, but all in all it was again fun. Great weather here in Oregon with a nice warm evening. 40m sounded empty until later in the event. Special thanks to GA, FL and NJ for almost half of my contacts. Next month I'll try to stay through the entire event.
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