Jul 2015 QRP/CW Sprint (#129)
As Corey says in his comments below, we finished with 127 logs this month. But we had one late log also to bring our total to 128. That log will be listed in the results, but the QSOs will not be cross-checked nor will it be eligible for any certificates or prizes. All 127 on-time logs have been cross-checked and scores posted below are now final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W1SFR 27 26 53 16 848 x2 1696 OCF Dipole @80' N1IMW 29 27 56 15 840 x2 1680 Dpl @20' N1JI 24 23 47 15 705 x2 1410 88' doublet @25' KN1H 24 24 48 13 624 x2 1248 End Fed Wire @50' WB1GYZ 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 80M LOOP, OPEN WIRE FED (SLOOPER) K1IEE 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 OCF long wire @30' K1IX 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 OCFD @38' WU1V 15 15 30 9 270 x2 540 10m trap dpl up 20-40' N1DN 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Ladder line fed dpl KB1UOH 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Vertical W2 Division W2SH 46 46 92 29 2668 x2 5336 270' dpl @45' AA2VG 24 23 47 15 705 x2 1410 Carolina windom 10-80 m @45' W2JEK 18 18 36 14 504 x2 1008 20 gnd pl, 40 end fed both @20' KA2KGP 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 Dpl @25' KD2MX 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 600' loop @30' K2ZC 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 Dpl @25' WA2JSG 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Vertical elevated @10' WA2FBN 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Dpl @30' K2JT 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dpl @25' W3 Division AB3RU 34 34 68 22 1496 x2 2992 G7FEK @33', 18' wire vertical N3HEE 32 30 62 16 992 x2 1984 Dpl @30' KQ3Z 23 23 46 13 598 x2 1196 135' doublet @35' WB3T 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 40m Dpl @20' KD3CA 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 132' Windom @33' AK3X 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 40M inv vee @25' W4 Division N4SX 45 42 87 22 1914 x2 3828 W5GI Mystery Antenna @38' KB4QQJ 36 36 72 22 1584 x2 3168 LnR EndFedz W4DUK 28 28 56 18 1008 x2 2016 End-fed Zepp @20' N4OW 27 26 53 17 901 x2 1802 80m Loop @11' WX4RM 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 4BTV gnd mtd vertical AA4GA 30 27 57 14 798 x2 1596 80m doublet @ about 30' WG8Y 17 17 34 14 476 x2 952 HB 20-40m DP @30' NA4O 16 16 32 14 448 x2 896 Fan dpl @45' KE4WKH 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 OCF Dipole @20' W4KRN 12 12 24 12 288 x2 576 InvV @50' WA4ZOF 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 65' inverted L WY3H 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Random wire abt. 60' long, @20' K4JPN 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Zepp N4FI 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Attic G5RV jr KA8VZB 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 60' End Fed Wire @20' WD4OHD 12 12 24 4 96 x2 192 40m dipole @ about 30' KK4BE 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Dpl @30' K4BYF 2 1 3 1 3 x2 6 Gnd mtd vertical 1/4 wave K6BFA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G5RV @50' $WH6LE 15 14 29 12 348 x2 696 Horizontal wire loop @45', 215' long W5 Division W5TVW 38 38 76 21 1596 x2 3192 80 meter full wave loop @20' N5NK 25 25 50 17 850 x2 1700 20m sloper fed @35'; 40 inv V @45' WB5UAA 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 305' dpl @30' WI5H 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Loop @20' AB5XM 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 ELEV 20M VERT HOMEBREW @24' KG5HCF 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Dpl @20'-40M, gnd mtd vert-20M KE5YUM 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Inverted v @30' KA5TJS 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 80 mtr dipole @30' W6 Division WK6L 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M NS3C 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Dpl @20' K6MGO 8 7 15 5 75 x2 150 EFHW on 20m and indoor doublet for 40m W6FPS 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Inverted vee for 20 & 40 K6CSL 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Delta Loop, Dpl, Vertical W7 Division AA7VW 30 29 59 19 1121 x2 2242 20m dip @40', 40m quad @60' KC7DM 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 135' dpl @ 65' WD7Y 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 102' doublet @30' KF7Z 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dpl @25' K9JWV 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 36' vertical wid twelve elevated radials K7EW 7 6 13 7 91 x2 182 Vert gnd mtd + 2 rads KF7WNS 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 53' End Fed Wire @30' WB7EUX 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Gnd mtd vert 43' AE7CG 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Roof mtd vert W8 Division WA8AXF 33 31 64 17 1088 x2 2176 130' doublet @40' K8AG 18 18 36 15 540 x2 1080 ZS6BKW @ about 35' K8RJW 17 17 34 14 476 x2 952 6BTV @15' W8LU 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 ZS6BKW @25' WB8LZG 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Dpl @30' N8XMS 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 R7 Vertical N8QY 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 Dpl @30',HF9V KB8FE 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Endfed half wave @15' NF8M 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Wire in a tree W9 Division KA9FQG 6 6 12 5 60 x2 60 G5RV @37' KC9TQR 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl @25' W0 Division N0TA 31 31 62 17 1054 x2 2108 Doublet @30' & 1/4 gnd mnt vertical K0FNR 8 8 16 8 144 x2 288 Bent dpl-4' to 20' then horizontal N0WKZ 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 20M HW End Fed - Vert on Pic Nic Table Canada Division VE3EDX 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 Gnd Mtd Vertical VA3KOT 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 End-fed long wire @40' VE3FUJ 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV @50' VE7KBN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 3 band cushcraft vert. 8' off grnd DX Division CO8CML 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Inverted "V" dpl @27' SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division W2IU 16 15 31 13 403 x1.5 605 30' Doublet W3 Division K3WWP 21 21 42 15 630 x1.5 945 ~110' attic rnd wire, attic 20M dpl KA2PBO 12 12 24 11 264 x1.5 396 40 mtr OCF dpl @60' W4 Division AK4NY 18 18 36 12 432 x1.5 648 G5RV @30' W5 Division NF5U 19 19 38 12 456 x1.5 684 OCFD @33' W6 Division W7 Division !N7QR 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials W8 Division AB8FJ 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 Inverted L @15' W9 Division AA9L 34 33 67 16 1072 x1.5 1608 Trap dipole @50' W0 Division K0CW 24 24 48 16 768 x1.5 1152 Gnd Mtd. vert. KD0V 20 20 40 8 320 x1.5 480 CF Zepp @50' WD0K 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 Center fed zepp Canada Division DX Division SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division N2CN 42 41 83 21 1743 1743 ZS6BKW @60' K4RHG 20 20 40 7 280 280 End-fed dipole W2 Division N2ESE 26 26 52 18 936 936 80mtr OCF @25' WA1GWH 23 23 46 14 644 644 40M dipole @15' W3 Division KB3AAG 41 40 81 19 1539 1539 Vertical loop top @30' K3RLL 10 9 19 8 152 152 G5RVjr @40' N8XEE 9 9 18 8 144 144 40M Doublet @40' W4 Division K4KRW 32 31 63 15 945 945 End Fed Half Wave Sloper 30' KU4A 12 12 24 8 192 192 Sloping dpl @40' KB0ETU 10 10 20 8 160 160 Dpl @35' WD4EXI 6 6 12 6 72 72 Dpl @35' K4WLW 6 6 12 5 60 60 125' End-Fed Sloper NC4RT 5 5 10 4 40 40 End fed 60' wire @15' K9VON 2 2 4 2 8 8 Dpl @25' W5 Division N5GW 20 20 40 10 400 400 CFZ @50' N3CI 8 8 16 7 112 112 End fed wire @20' W5WIL 6 6 12 6 72 72 240' doublet @30' W6 Division KR5RR 6 5 11 5 55 55 20M Ham Stick W7 Division KE7YTE 7 7 14 7 98 98 Vertical Dipole fed @18' W8 Division AC8AP 22 22 44 13 572 572 Dpl @55' N8NK 9 9 18 7 126 126 Indoor 15' end fed wire WA8SAN 9 9 18 6 108 108 End Fed Zepp @10' W9 Division K9FO 15 15 30 11 330 330 20M dipole, long wire on 40M K9EYT 9 9 18 6 108 108 G5RV @25' AB9YC 4 4 8 4 32 32 Dpl @20' W0 Division NQ0N 13 13 26 9 234 234 OCFD @25' NO2D 7 7 14 6 84 84 Doublet @25' 20M dipole @25' Canada Division DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key K4BAI 63 63 126 30 3780 x2 7560 TH6DXX @55'; 40m dpl @40' Bug Keyer/Keyboard N5RWK 11 11 22 9 198 198 HexBeam @35' for 20m, dpls for 40m 80m G3RSP 8 8 16 7 112 112 3el yagi @40' NA6MG 6 5 11 4 44 44 Tribander @40' Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
STATS: Logs submitted: 128 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 196 Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,918 States represented: 40 + BC ON + CM DL G OKSOAPBOX:
WB7EUX - Only ten minutes of operation and then it was time to fertilize and till. Can't wait for late fall and winter to set in so I can operate more. Thanks for the event!
K3RLL - FT-817 to G5RVjr @ 40': Signals seemed really faint on 20m tonight so slipped on down to 40 which was hopping. Thanks to many helpful and patient participants this evening, I got my allotted contacts in before 01:00z. Thank you. Not too many familiar (to me) calls tonight. Time for this old man to go to bed. 72 ... Don
WH6LE - Major error tonight. Switched from 20 to 40 and forgot to set power down to 5W. Yikes! Fun but a giant expletive emitted upon discovery I was QRO on 40m. Thanks nonetheless. Vy73 PETE WH6LE
K3WWP - Took an hour and six minutes to get my 20 QSOs this evening. 20 was not all that good, and 40 was noisy again after being pretty quiet the past few sprints. Very nice to work Tom WY3H as my QSO #20. Then got a bonus QSO from tail ender Dan N4FI. Also nice to work some fairly new members KG5HCF and WB1GYZ plus a bunch of the regulars as well. Had a pretty good run going at the end with 9 QSOs in 13 minutes. Almost enticed me to continue on, but I didn't and stuck with my 20 and out plan which I've been using almost a full year now.
NO2D - 20 M in good shape tonight. Why do we all pack in so close to each other around 14.060? Even with my 200 HZ filter it was sometimes difficult to get separation. Tried 40 M for a bit, but static too high. Then the boomers came in and I had to pull the plug. Thanks, as always, for making the sprints possible. Lots of fun. Pete, NO2D.
WB5UAA - The 500hz filter in my MFJ-9020 wasn't enough for this evening's sprint. I became mentally exhausted from distinguishing between tones 50 and 100 hz apart after about an hour and a half. It was still fun though!
KB8FE - Nice weather here in northern Ohio tonight ... cool and calm. Used an end fed half wave, horizontal wire strung up just for the sprint.
K1IEE - Another great sprint. 20M and 40M bands worked for me again. Had some QSB at times and thought most signals were weak. Was pleased to work G3RSP on 20M. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WA8AXF - Another great sprint... started out sounding like an OH QSO Party HiHi. Didn't have my usual southern pipeline but picked up TX as my last multiplier on my last QSO. Met 2 non members maybe they will check us out and join. 73 til next time - Dave
AB8FJ - Another fun sprint. K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. Once again used my old Lafayette Radio Electronics Bug (1971)with the Potato Chip bag clip as an extra weight. Great to hear all the activity on 40 meters tonight.
AB3RU - Had a really fun sprint tonight. First hour on 20m and the rest on 40. Early on had some very faint calls from the west coast and was able to make the call and a bit later dealt with some deep qsb. Apologies to the ve3 station - I kept trying to get your call but you just faded away. All told, a great qrp night with great ops working to make the call under sometimes rough condx. Thanks to all who answered my calls and were patient with the reapeats - see you again next month.
WA2JSG - Nice sprint, as always. Rig here: IC-703, 5w to an all-band vertical off a 12v battery. Kent Straight Key. Thanks all, 73 Curt
KF7Z - Nice sprint tonight but spotty condx with 40 meters very noisy, Thanks for the Qs and see you next month. Elecraft K2 at 5w to a dipole at 25' with a Palastar at2k tuner. 72 Danny
N3HEE - Testing out my new home brew straight key tonight. Lots of good signals. Stayed on 40 meters the whole time. Fun !! TNX & 72 -Joe N3HEE
WD0K - OH Boy! 20 was just great; 40 was its old self. Nice signals over all. Had a nice report from AA7VW out in OR. Enjoyed it guys! Lets do it again next month! 72's Rich/wd0k
WA4ZOF - First time to operate in NA Sprint for more than a year. Have been in KH6 land and just too far away to make the sprints...Nice to be back home. Tom WA4ZOF
N8NK - Lots of fun with an indoor 15' end fed wire antenna! Making contacts was easy although I had intense QRN. Maybe next time I'll shorten my big antenna to 12 feet and see how it goes! The high point of the sprint for me was making contact with John, K3WWP! When he sent his number though... the '2' threw me. I was waiting for 3 or 4 digits!
NQ0N - Lots of traffic on 20M. 40M was pretty quiet in Kansas City area. Had lots of fun though. Thanks everyone.
KB4QQJ - Got to play for about an hour and a half. Bands were in great shape. Got to play this time with my Mountain Topper Radio and Endfed at 33 feet. Great little rig! I was really impressed. Key was the Patriot by LnR Precision. Big signals everywhere! Started on 20 meters and had a nice run going. It started to slow so I moved to 40 meters and tons of signals there. Great time and a big thanks to all who help put on the sprints. 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
NA4O - Nothing heard on 80, but nice propagation on 40 and 20. KX3, 5W, fan dipole, Vibroplex straight key.
K4KRW - What a great night! At Sunset Beach, NC on vacation tonight. Worked from the widow walk of beach cottage. End fed half wave sloper. Beautiful view of sunset. Heard a lot of great signals. Welcome K2HYD. Get a NAQCC number and join us again. Great to hear you. Ran KX3 with attached paddles. I think I did pretty well. Just a couple of cases of QLF on my part(sorry N2ESE :-)). Thanks everyone!
NF5U - Got a late start, bands seemed to be in fair shape. I had a lot of fun as usual, worked 19 very good cw qrp ops, looking forward to the next sprint.
K8AG - Great bunch of OPs. I love these sprints. 72
W8LU - Conditions on 40 weren't too bad here in WV, considering... I checked 20 once and went right back to 40 and stayed there. As usual, I enjoyed hearing all the old calls (and a few new ones!). I had missed John K3WWP the last few sprints but finally caught him tonight. Good signal from PA, John. Hopefully, we'll catch the bands on a really good night next month. KX3 @ 5W and J-38 tonight. --W8LU [ex-W3HI] Got tired of being a 3 in 8-land!
WD4OHD - Got started late, but signals on 40m were generally strong and band noise was tolerable. Thanks to all who participated tonight.
K9FO - Only 50 minutes but fun. 20 was good to start but went low. 40 was noisy. 40 antenna was 109 foot longwire up 50 feet. Rig tentec Orion at 5 watts I hope to get on most of the months now. 72, Will, K9FO
KB0ETU - Thanks guys. I was using an iambic keyer tonight - first time in many years. Using a K-2 with G5RV up 35 feet. Hope to hear you all again. 72, Phil
KN1H - Got a late start, found 20 and 40 in pretty good shape but heard no one at all on 80. Great fun working a lot of familiar calls! IC-7200 @ 5W and Nye Viking Master Key.
KF7WNS - Operated battery power portable from Northern Oregon. Pretty poor antenna setup, but didn't get skunked. Best DX K0ZK/Maine. Sounded like a good turnout this time...lots of signals on 20M. Great challenge this month...see you next time. 72, Gary
WB3T - That was a fun one! I started on 20m and made a few, when that dried up I moved to 40m to find a LOT of activity, both NA calls and others. Busy band tonight. But we shoehorned the weak signals in between just fine. I got to work the entire Sprint, worked John K3WWP Nr. 2 which is always nice, and thanks to N3HEE for bailing me out - I forgot to log the QSO time and had to go back later and ask him. I ran my HW-9 tonight with a 40m dipole and J-38 war surplus key. Got 16 which is a lot for me. Thanks all and 72! Bob.
AB5XM - Enjoyed the Sprint! 2o meters was good for first hour but was fading by 9PM CT. Thanks to all who worked me!
WG8Y - Hi all, Had family over for son-in-laws Birthday. It ran long so couldn't get on till half way thru.That's ok. Had fun with the family then had fun with my QRP friends.Mainly S&P tonite but did call for a few minutes toward the end on 40m.Ran the 817 & HB 20-40m DP at 30ft.Wanted to try my new HB 10-80 OCF but still tweaking it. Had Fun. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
K6CSL - I was only able to get on for the last 45 minutes, but what fun. 20 and 40 were both sounding much better than over the week end. 73's to all and to all a good night from the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL
N5NK - It's been a while but it was fun to get back in and hear calls that were here the last time I played. Lots of normal summer QRN but most signals punched through well enough. Always hope to do better next time! 72 y'all. Ron, N5NK
NF8M - We're "up north" this week. Brought the KX1 and got back to the cabin with 5 minutes to go. Heard a few guys on 40 - W2SH, WX4RM, N4SX - but couldn't work anyone before time ran out. So here's a log but zero QSOs this month. Hope to do better next time. 72!
N1JI - Big drop in the humidity made for comfortable operating tonight. Good conditions on 20 and 40 meters here in New England. Thanks, everyone, for the QSOs. 72
W2JEK - Got on late. Conditions very good on 20 and 40. No activity heard on 80. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W. SPEEDX straight key. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135
AA4GA - KX3 at 5 Watts to 80m doublet up about 30' and SpeedEx Key - I didn't realize that the listings were now separated by key type...my tired arm wished I'd known earlier and used a keyer! I rarely get in these, but it's always fun.
NC4RT - My first sprint in a long long time. /P on vacation at the beach... My K2 to a 60' EF wire up 15', + counterpoise
W4DUK - Both time and number of contacts fairly evenly split between 20m to start and then 40m. A little QRN but, otherwise, conditions pretty good at my QTH in southwest-central Virginia. 72/73 de Dave
KQ3Z - Lots of fun tonight. Band was continually changing. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to those who make these Sprints happen.
K0CW - Exercised my brand new VIZ Vertical Bug. Twenty was the best band tonight from the St. Louis area. Lots of noise on 40.
N0WKZ - Thank you to each operator I was able to work. Best and 72/73 D Keath - N0WKZ
KA2PBO - This was my first Sprint or contest...EVER( except 1 field day years ago) in my 33 yrs of hamming... and what a blast !Great to hear and work the mid-west and southeast with 3 watts. Was neat hearing all those weak signals scattered across 40 meters...Count me in for the next one!!
K9EYT - Just made the last 45 minutes 20 still busy and 40 sounded like bad news near Chicago. KX3 G5RV at 25 ft Bencher paddle tnx all cu nxt time 73/72 Ray
AE7CG - High QRN conditions on 20M--but John K4BAI and I always seem to get through to each other! See everyone on the air next month.
N3CI - First time participating as member. Condx started bad with s9 QRN and then got worse! Had a couple of busted QSOs where the other station just disappeared due to rapidly changing propagation.
W6FPS - I get the BOZO award for listening to very quite bands for 20 minutes before checking the antenna switches. Bands came alive after that. 72, Ron
N1IMW - I still work all 40 meters. I try 20 and 80 and rarely find activity so I S+P then run then s+p then run all on 40. . .Still, a great event. . .no other event as consistent with strong participation on the air today . .hope we can get into the 150+ submitted range again.
N4SX - Well the July Sprint is now in the books and just like always I had me some fun tonight. Only 8 of my 45 contacts were on 40, none on 80, and 20 was where it was at. I heard quite a few unfamiliar calls tonight, one being DL7UXX/MM near Cuba and running 5W. No close stations at all except for a couple of other GA stations, everything else was NC or further. What would be really neat is to see a map of all the stations that participated. Thank you to the guys who do all the work to make these Sprints possible. Randy N4SX......and thanks to each of you who hung in there with me tonight to make the contacts possible.
N4OW - Late start. 20 meters was in great shape with many 599 sigs. Nice to work G3RSP, and WY3H with his 0001 number ! After 0200 everything fell apart Very enjoyable sprint. See you all next month, 72 Al N4ow
W5TVW - Doing this sprint with the FT-817ND. Supply at 10 volts to test the regulator is working OK. 20 meters was very lively tonight and I never got a real "break" to rest as the contacts were coming fast and furious. Nobody there seemed to be "giving up due to lack of activity. I checked out 40 and very few sprinters were there so back to 20. Time wasted!! Overall a very busy and crowded sprint. Enjoyed it a lot and my best score that I can remember. One definite "lid" right at the end QRMing things, but I managed to get the last state inside the time before it ran out. The FT-817 worked very well for me. No "lack of activity" this time around!! hoping for better ones later this year if conditions improve.
KB3AAG - Well I ran just 3 watts tonite. Seemed to do okay but had a hard time getting across the Mississippi (just mo and mn! I worked one on 20 the first in many months, all the rest on 40 calling CQ. If I am not beat in W3 land next month 2.5 watts. Quite a bit of noise tonight and there were two I just could not dig out one a 4 call and the other a VE3. I did work both number 5555 and 0555 tonight! lots of fun! Frank
WX4RM - Using my vertical antenna, I am always supprised at what direction my signal travels. Worked a lot of first time west coast contacts, and was really supprised when G3RSP answered my CQ!! The antenna's radials wiggle between the veggys and flowers in my wifes garden..I think that adds to the signal Had a fun sprint again, thanks for hearing my peanut whistle signal..WX4RM Ron
K4JPN - Tried 80M and no luck and only one on 40M,20M was the band for me. 72, Steve K4JPN
N8XMS - Participation seemed a little bit down this month but I expect that we will still break the 100-log level and again demonstrate the popularity and efficiency of QRP CW.
W2IU - Yet another fun sprint. Thank you all for the fun time! 73 -John
WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters ! gud nite fer sprinting! 20 was open nicely, es 40 was packed wid peanut whistles ! worked several new members. Welcome aboard to K7MKR es N3CI. I had my perverbial "beeline" into Texas last nite es Oklahoma too! Not much heard from out east ??? Lots of fun . 73 Gregg WB8LZG
KE5YUM - Great conditions allowed me to travel via CW to all over this great land. Thanks to all who worked me. Terry
K4BAI - FT1000MP AT 5W. 20m was quite good and fairly short at the start. MS was closet QSO and only DX was CO8CML. 40M was noisy with QSB. I never got to 80M. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
WU1V - My first NAQCC sprint in a long time and I had fun. Worked the last 70 minutes or so. Was pleased to work two DX stations, one in Canada and one in England. Antenna restricts me only to 20M but prop was good and made 15 contacts. 72 de Rick, WU1V
CO8CML - All the time on 20m band; a nice sprint again.Thanks to all and CU next month!!73 es GL.Carlos, CO8CML.
KG5HCF - Enjoyed my first sprint. Tnx to everyone for their patience!
K4RHG - Conditions were fairly good. Logged my second highest QSO count, 21, all on 40m and mostly via CQ. Thanks to all for another great sprint.
K4WLW - I was only able to work the last 30 minutes of the Sprint due to a previous commitment, but managed to make a few nice Q's. Got the first 2 on 20m, but it was drying up so dropped to 40m and made the rest there. Heard nothing on 80m. Thanks to all that worked me. KX3 at 5W. 125' End-Fed Sloper, 30' at the high end. Key is Begali Sculpture Mono. Looking forward to next month! Bill
KA2KGP - Nice sprint, but 80m. was unusable here in WNY. Good signals on 40m. & 20 was OK for a while. 73 all
K1IX - Got off to a slow start but then things picked up a bit. 73 Frank
WA2FBN - Another fun sprint. QRP 4 watts into dipole using J-38 key. Only operated 40m. Tnx to all who copied my signal. 73 Ken
N5RWK - Had fun. 20m was very active. Not much heard on 40m and nothing at all on 80m.
W5WIL - Got home late and only had 30 minutes. IC-703 at 4.5w to doublet with Junker key. Thanks to WU1V for digging out my signal. 20m was a little noisy tonight. 73
AA7VW - Both bands, 20M and 40M, very noisy this time. Had a great time again. Left when the bands sounded empty. See you all next month.
KU4A - My home state of Ohio well represented in my log. Hot in the shack, so only stuck with it for about a half hour. Thanks for all the Qs
K9JWV - Had about 30 minutes - tried 20 but so/so props. Worked 2 and went to 40 where I rattled off 7 QSOs.
K4BYF - First Sprint. Rig MTR-2, 1.5 W. Ant. old Hustler 4BTV. Heavy QRN. Called several other stations; no luck!
AB9YC - My time was extremely limited this time around. But, I did manage to steal away for a few minutes around 01Z and hit a quick few stations calling CQ NA. Signals seemed pretty good, but I noticed that the pace was a bit slower than past events... so it goes. I hope to have more time next month, so see you then.
K7EW - Heard but couldn't reach MO, MN, ON and MA = mostly a propagation pattern? Suggest/encourage all ops to call CQ and not only H&P
K6MGO - 20 meters was very weak, even my usual S7-8 noise level was down, but trying to copy signals was difficult to impossible and only got 3 the first hour, went to 40 meters and worked another 5 stations along with KE7GKM who must be new to CW but glad to help him out, hope he joins NAQCC.:) The tight filters on the K3 helped on 40m where the noise was it's usual S8. Tnx to all that make the sprints so much fun, CU next month. 73, Bill, k6mgo
VA3KOT - Been away from the sprints for a while and forgot how much fun it is. I was using my QRO rig turned down to 5W for the sprint. I didn't really even notice the difference in terms of getting heard. Reports were maybe a couple of points down on my usual 50+W ops but that's all. QRP really is fun!
KR5RR - 5 watts parked mobile using 20m 7ft ham stick - not an efficient combination. Wow! Really challenging conditions from the shores of Lake Tahoe. Surprisingly, more difficult than the Field Day Challenge or even milli-watt sprint. Gave it up after 70 minutes when the band seemed to die. Many thanks to all that gave it a try. Looking forward to next month and a different antenna. 72 de JB.kr5rr/m
N5GW - KX3 to HB tuner and CFZ. 20M was open OK but with rapid QSB and short skip. I worked K4BAI at S9, but usually can't hear him at all on 20M. 40M was full of summer static but in pretty good shape. I only got 20 QSO's due to various distractions, like my cat sleeping on the log book while I tried to watch part of the PBS TV doc. on the Pluto probe.
KE7YTE - I Spent most of my time on 20m and the last half hour on 40m. All 7 contacts were on 20m. 40m was full of static crashes making it very difficult. Either you couldn't copy me or I couldn't copy you. I still had fun with the challenge of QRP. Thanks for the participation and fun.
N8XEE - Because of prior commitments I was only able to operate for the last 30 minutes, but still had fun. I think I did pretty well considering the limited operating time I had.
NA6MG - DC20B kit rig running 1 watt
AA2VG - Hi all! Had fun as usual. Lots or qrm on 20 meters. Was able to get all the calls but I must apologize to K7??? Sri just could not hear those last letters! 72 Peter/AA2VG
K0FNR - Lots of stations- lots of QRM. Fun!!
AK3X - Got home just in time for the last minutes of the sprint. Turned on the rig (DSW-40) and heard N2CN. Worked him and then time was up! I need to have fewer hobbies. 72 to all. Peter
W2SH - 20m was open, but with a wide skip zone and no one was heard at less than 700 miles from NJ. I was skeptical at having worked VE3EDX, but QRZ has him 900 miles away--close to Santa Claus land. One hour spent on 20m and one on 40m; when the dust had settled the QSOs were exactly divided between the two bands. However, different population densities allowed 20m to produce more SPC multipliers than did 40m. One late-in-the-game peek at 80m turned up nothing but QRN.
WY3H - First sprint I've worked in a long time. Suffered a stroke about three weeks ago and was telling John, K3WWP, that I would try to work this Sprint only if I felt OK. Well, I felt pretty good. Was tired when I finished (about 20 min early) but felt well satisfied, even with my low score. Looking forward to doiNg it all again, and of course with the wonderful KX3. 72, WY3H.
VE3KBN - Used HB1B and Bencher straight key. No easy ones here tonight! CUL
WB1GYZ - My first "contest" other than FD in over 55 years of hamming it up. Enjoyed it! Wish I hadn't wasted so much time reading the rules during the first half hour. A tip of the hat to all volunteers.
KA5TJS - Well, I did not play very long. It is hot out here in the garage this time of year. Did get a great spread on the contacts. I heard nothing down on 40 meters so did it all up on 20. Signals were good here but everyone was there so QRM was ruff. See you all next month.
W1SFR - Almost forgot to send in my log! Duh. As always, I enjoyed myself and gave my home-brew swiper a workout. Fun to hear KC7DM in Oregon as my last QSO. Not bad for 5w out in VT. CU NXT time all! 73, Steve, W1SFR
KC9TQR - Had a fun time, again. I look forward to the August sprint. Hope to eliminate hardware issues next time.
N8QY - Nice to work 5 land on 20 M. Did not work the whole sprint but 20 was the only band open in my QTH and all was to the south to east. Thanks to all.
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RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, July 16, 2015 0030-0230Z
KF0U Comments - Finished at 127 reported logs. John (K3WWP) noted the 100th log was reported at 2:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday and was one of the quickest to 100 we've had. Great job! Several great comments in the Soapbox. First timers include: KA2PBO, K4BYF, WB1GYZ and KG5HCF. Also a lot of "first time in a long time" returnees. Always a good thing:) Special note to WY3H. We hope you get your strength back quickly. Thanks to all of you that graciously helped get me the corrections. This is a one horse operation and things happen. 73 and look forward to next months Sprint.