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Oct 2015 QRP/CW Sprint (#132)

K3WWP Comments - The time for questioning scoring changes is now over and no more changes can be made to the results. We had 131 logs, up a bit, but below expectations for the great prizes available via random drawings to anyone who entered and submitted a log.

KF0U Comments - As always, I appreciate the help from everyone who played the role of editor this month. It's easy to make a typo or put something in the wrong category and getting help makes a great final product. Lots of great anniversary comments. We really do have a great group of operators. See you in a few months.

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

W1 Division
KN1H     30   30  60   14  840  x2  1680  End Fed Wire @50'
WI1B     14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  Dpls @25'
KB1WOD    9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  OCF 80-6m dipole @40'
KB1UOH   10   10  20    5  100  x2   200  Vertical
N1JI      7    6  13    6   96  x2   192  88' Doublet @25'
K1IEE     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  OCF long wire @30'
KQ1P      4    3   7    4   28  x2    56  80/40 trap dpl @30'
N1IMW     4    3   7    4   28  x2    56  150' dipole @20'

W2 Division
W2SH     34   33  67   21 1407  x2  2814  270' dpl @45'
KA2KGP   19   18  37   10  370  x2   740  Dipole @25'
W2JEK    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  110' end fed wire @20'
K2JT     16   15  31   10  310  x2   620  Dpl @25'
N2HTT     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Dpl @35'

W3 Division
KQ3Z     43   42  85   17 1445  x2  2890  135' doublet @40' 
KD3CA    27   27  54   14  756  x2  1512  132' Windom @33'
WB3FAE   17   17  34   13  442  x2   884  90' end fed @30' & 20M delta loop
AB3RU    12   11  33   10  330  x2   660  G7FEK @33'
K3JZD     7    6  13    7   91  x2   182  Dpl @20'
W3TTT     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  80m dpl @70' mrj tuner ladder line

W4 Division
WH6LE    39   36  75   17 1275  x2  2550  215' horizontal loop @45'
WX4RM    29   29  58   19 1102  x2  2204  6BTV gnd mtd vert
K2UFT    31   30  61   16  976  x2  1952  Doublet 30'
N4SX     29   28  57   16  912  x2  1824  W5GI Mystery Antenna 38'
WG8Y     20   20  40   18  720  x2  1440  40-80 hb dp @35' & grd mntd hb 20m vert
WD4OHD   19   19  38   12  456  x2   912  Dpls (80m, 40m), vertical (20m)
W4TZM    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  Stealth long wire
WA2EDN   14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  Dpl @20'
N4FI     14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  110' random wire @25'
K4ARQ    11   11  22   11  242  x2   484  EF Zepp @50'
W4DUK    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  End-fed Zepp @20'
KI4WFJ   10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  OCF DIPOLE @35'
NA4O      8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  Dpl @45'
WA2JSG    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Big Stick on balcony
K4JPN     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Zepp
@KE4S    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  80m loop @45'

W5 Division
K5JFB     9    9  18    9  162  x2   324  40m Inv V @30' & 5BTV Trap Vert @gnd
KG5HCF   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Hme Brw Dipole @20'
N5DUX     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Butternut Vertical
KE5YUM    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Wire in tree @20'
AB5XM     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Elev 20m qtr ver @24' homebrew

W6 Division
N6TH     18   18  36   12  432  x2   864  Fan dipole @50'
N6IET    16   15  31    9  279  x2   558  Hy-Gain AV-680 vertical
WK6L     13   11  24   10  240  x2   480  Windom(Inverted Vee),Up 35', 40M/20M
WB0USI    9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Vert @25'
K6CSL     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Delta Loop, Horiz Loop, Dipole, Vertical
NS3C      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Dpl @30'

W7 Division
AA7VW    43   43  86   22 1892  x2  3784  20m dip @40', 40m loop @60'
WD7Y     29   28  57   17  969  x2  1938  88' doublet @30'
KF7WNS   23   23  46   11  506  x2  1012  3 Wave Length 20M Long Wire @45'
K9JWV    17   16  33   13  429  x2   858  Top loaded 30' vert, 20 elevated radials
KE7YTE   16   16  32   12  384  x2   768  Vertical Dipole fed @18'
KF7Z     14   14  28   13  364  x2   728  Dpl @25'
KC7DM     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  135' dpl @60'

W8 Division
NX8Y     36   34  70   18 1260  x2  2520  Fan Dipole @60'
WA8AXF   16   16  32   13  416  x2   832  130' Doublet @40', Delta loop
K8RJW    14   13  27   11  297  x2   594  6BTV @15'
NF8M     14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  80m OCF dpl @35'
WB8LZG   13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  Dpl @30'
AD7TN     9    9  18    5   90  x2   180  91' Random Wire in the attic
N8NK      9    9  18    4   72  x2   144  20' long end fed indoor wire
WB8ENE    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  20M dipole @20' / 40M dipole @15'
N8BB      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl @50'

W9 Division
N9SE     32   31  63   15  945  x2  1890  InvV @68'
W9CC      8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  6btv
KA9FQG    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  G5RV @37'

W0 Division
K6XT     37   36  73   21 1533  x2  3066  Center fed long wire
AA0W     12   12  24   12  288  x2   576  Dipole
N0TA     10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Doublet @30' & 1/4 wave vertical gnd mnt
K0EUN     8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Car-mounted Hamstick 20/40
K0FNR     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  20M vert @5' w/ 2 radials
N0AR      4    4   8    3   32  x2    64  88' NVIS dipole, 43' gnd mtd vertical
KC0PMH    2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  G5RV Jr

Canada Division
VE2TH    25   23  48   10  480  x2   960  INV VEE @32'
VE3DQN   18   18  36   12  432  x2   864  40m loop @45'; 80m dpl @30'
VA3KOT   10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  End-fed long wire up 50'
VA3NU     6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  88' invV @25'
VE3FUJ    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  G5RV @50'

DX Division

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

W1 Division
K1IX      8    8  16    7  112 x1.5  168  HB OCFD @38'

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3WWP    43   41  84   16 1344 x1.5 2016  ~110' attic ef random wire
AK3X      3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  40M inv vee @25'

W4 Division
AK4NY    22   22  44    9  396 x1.5  594  G5RV @35'
K4NVJ     6    6  12    5   60 x1.5   90  88' long dipole 30' high

W5 Division
NF5U     29   27  56   19 1064 x1.5 1596  40m/80m dpl @33'
WI5H     11   11  22   10  220 x1.5  330  Loop @21'

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      6    6  12    5   60 x1.5   90  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials

W8 Division
AB8FJ    17   16  33   11  363 x1.5  555  Inverted L @15'

W9 Division

W0 Division
KD0V     36   34  70   18 1260 x1.5 1890  CF Zepp @50'

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
K1SX     20   20  40   13  520       520  270' open wire fed doublet @15'
AB1VL    19   19  38   10  380       380  OCF DPL @20'
N1TF     12   12  24    7  168       168  WINDOM @50'

W2 Division
K2YGM    25   25  50   16  800       800  80- EFHW, 40- G5RV mini
N2ESE     7    7  14    7   98        98  80mtr OCF @25'
WA2FBN    7    7  14    5   70        70  End fed half wave
KQ2RP     7    7  14    3   52        52  W3EDP deployed 85' vertical

W3 Division
N8XEE     9    9  18    8  144       144  40M delta loop @40'
KB3AAG    1    1   2    1    2         2  Vert loop top 30'
WB3T      1    1   2    1    2         2  40m Dipole @20'

W4 Division
N4MJ     33   33  66   17 1122      1122  OCF Windom 50'
K4KRW    31   30  61   18 1098      1098  Dpl @25' 
KU4A     25   24  49   16  784       784  40m slp dipole, 80m 1/4-wave sloper
NA4SO     1    1   2    1    2         2  80 m loop up 65 ft
WA4RG     1    1   2    1    2         2  G5RV @50'

W5 Division
N5GW     34   33  67   24 1608      1608  CFZ @50'
N5RWK     5    5  10    5   50        50  EFHW-8010 multiband @35'

W6 Division
KR5RR    26   24  50   13  650       650  20M DIPOLE @24' HIGH
KG6UBG    5    5  10    5   50        50  OCFD @30'

W7 Division
N0DA      3    3   6    2   12        12  G5RV @50'

W8 Division
AC8JW    14   14  28    9  252       252  End fed half wave at 50ft
WA8SAN   11   11  22    8  176       176  G5RV @25'
KA8KUF    9    9  18    6  108       108  WINDOM
N8ZYA     4    4   8    4   32        32  Indoor Random Wire- 50'

W9 Division
K9EYT    12   12  24    8  192       192  G5RV @25'
KE9IX     8    8  16    8  128       128  80m loop @25'

W0 Division
WD0K      5    5  10    5   50        50  Center fed zepp @30'

Canada Division
VE7YU    28   27  55   13  715       715  80 meter OCF dipole @70'
VE3DXK   14   14  28    9  252       252  95' endfed wire @20'
VE3FMW    7    7  14    6   84        84  OCF dpl @42'

DX Division

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

Straight Key
K4BAI    35   34  69   19 1311  x2  2622  TH6DXX @55'; 40M dip, 80M inv, zepp
NJ4V     25   25  50   18  900  x2  1800  Dpl @55', hexbeam @45'
NQ2W     24   22  46   14  644  x2  1288  Mini beam @25', inv V @40', gnd mtd vert

KF6C     13   12  25   10  250 x1.5  375  Stpr DB18 @50' on side E slope hill

K4ORD    51   50 101   27 2727      2727  80m vee @30', 40m dpl @40', 20m hex @35'

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Ant/Op
N3A      46   43  89   18 1602  x2  3204  40M Dipole and 80M Horizontal Loop/N3HEE
N9A      57   52 109   22 2398      2398  Dipole @20', ground mounted vertical/AB9YC
N4A      32   31  63   14  882  x2  1764  80m Doublet at about 45'/AA4GA
N8A      20   20  40   14  560  x2  1120  R7 Vertical/N8XMS
N0A      21   21  42   13  546  x2  1092  QSO King @40'/K0ALN
N6A      14   14  28    8  224  x2   448  50' Doublet in garage/K6MGO
N2A      10    9  19    8  152  x2   304  Butternut HF9V, W3EDP/W2LJ
N5A      10    9  19    8  152       152  Mobile whip antennas for 20m & 40m/KS5H
N1A       7    4  11    4   44  x2    88  65  OCF Dipol. K1/W1SFR

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Logs submitted: 131
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 219 
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,080
States represented: 44 + BC ON QC + XE

N5DUX - Lots of noise. Great fun. Rarely get to Spring with you all. 73

K3WWP - I went a bit past my usual 20 QSOs this evening. After starting on 40 and wasting about 15 minutes there with only one QSO, I went to 80 and found it really jumping. I picked a spot and stayed there just about the whole extent of my hour and 45 minutes of activity. The QSOs came so fast, I just breezed past 20 and kept going. I enjoyed the challenge of picking signals out of my solid constant S7 noise level. If you were S5 or better, I worked you. If you weren't up there, I apologize for not pulling you through. I don't know of anyone I did miss though. 43 QSOs is the most I've made in quite a while. Sometime before I went for the 20 and out system. Thanks for all the fun. Even had 2 N#A stations answer my CQs.

WA8AXF - Happy Anniversary to the NAQCC! I felt like I was sending into an RF black whole tonight. Good time still. Worked contacts on all three bands and a few N#A stations too. 73 Dave.

KF7Z - Nice condx tonight, 40 really started to open up around 2:00. Thanks for the QSOs, I could only find 2 of the NA stations but that kind of added to the fun. I worked S&P all sprint looking for them. 73 Danny..

WH6LE - 80m night! Fun stuff and thanks all again! Not much on 20m here. PETE

N8XEE - Not my best effort, but fun anyway. Lots of noise at my QTH tonight. Happy Anniversary NAQCC!

KD0V - Good Sprint. Single were generally weak on 40M, but most could be copied. See you again next Month. KD0V #2002

KE4S - Trying out my new straight key. Enjoyed the sprint. Thanks.

N3A - Lots of fun being N3A! Very slow start. Not many takers for the first hour but it picked up after that. Ran mostly on 80 meters. Lots of NC contacts tonight. Thanks for the Q's. -Joe N3A/N3HEE

KN1H - Thanks for another fun sprint! 20M nodded off early but 80 was very active. Probably means winter is on the way. 72, John

N8NK - Band conditions were heinous... and my fist was worse! In 41 years as a ham I used a straight key for the first time tonight! I've had my J-38 for a year now but I've been afraid of it. Very afraid.

K4KRW - Great fun as always. I stayed on 40 too long. 80 was hopping. Great hearing everyone. Glad to finally catch my neighbor Bill WA2EDN in a sprint. You sounded great on 80m. Happy 11th NAQCC.

AB3RU - Fun sprint - bands weren't so hot for me tonight, started on 40 and moved to 80 where I search and pounced mostly. Good to hear everyone on the air!


AB5XM - Was late getting on the air. Couldn't hear anyone on 20m. Went on 40 and was able to make my one last minute contact. Thanks Gene! One is better than none! Hope for better results next month. Allan AB5XM

N2HTT - Not too many contacts this time, but great fun as always. 73

K2UFT - Think activity on 40 was down, probably due to the Democratic Debate

K3JZD - Only used 40m. I did not hear a whole lot of activity. Although I worked several Western states, most of the signal strengths were way down in a rather noisy band with a lot of QSB. Jody - K3JZD

VE2TH - Well, Geomagnetic activity was high here in the north, A INDEX 025, K index 4, it was a hard one here. Anyway got again new ones and, as usual, it was fun. See you again next time & all the very best to you all. Michel VE2TH The QRP'er ;o)))

N7QR - FT840 with a 1958 Vibroplex presentation. 80 was dead except for my friend NAQCC PNW NCS Stewart, KE7LKW, just across the river. (Couldn't make myself heard, though.) 40 started to pick up at the end. Coulda had a couple more but couldn't pull 'em out. Had to take out 20 minutes to work our local 10 M slow speed net. See ya all next month.

K4ORD - Been awhile since I have been in one of these fun sprints. Listened to 20M before the sprint and decided to use my K4KIO HEX BEAM and go with the gain ant, most signals on 20 and 80 were strong but activity on 40 was low and the band seemed long. 18 qso's on 20M, 7 on 40M and 27 on 80M. Thanks to all and hope I can make the next one. 73/72 Riley

AB1VL - Started running on 40M, then tried 20M, nothing heard. Went to 80M and immediately picked up callers while running. The switched to S&P for rest of the Sprint. A real hoot, glad 80M was a money-maker for me this time. Many thanks to Sprint organizers and all the great ops I worked.

KF7WNS - Seemed to be a good turn out tonight. Started out a 1W, but couldn't get any action so I went to 5W. Only heard one N#A on 20m...N5A but couldn't raise him. On 40m I got N6A and heard N8A. Thanks for the fun each month. See you as N7A later this week. 72, Gary

NJ4V - Good to be back in the NAQCC monthly Sprint. Its always a blast to be able to work so many stations across the country with just 5 watts. QSB was strong tonight on 40m, many stations went from 599 to no copy and back to 599 during the exchanges. See you next month. Dan NJ4V

WI5H - I thought I was not going to be able to work the sprint. Fortunately, I was able to start a little late and work several stations including N9A and N8A. Have worked eight of the ten N#A stations so far. I hope everyone had a good time! 72, Curtis - WI5H

K6CSL - Wow! Good bands. Lots of good signals, even some QRM.I was a 1/2 hour late because of traffic, getting home from some business in Modesto. 73's to all and to all a good night. Bert, K6CSL

N0AR - Hi Guys - Good fun for the 1/2 hour I spent working you. Did get a lot of buggy station things fixed and ready for a winter of fun! 73 Scott N0AR

WD4OHD - A fun experience, as usual. Some good signals on all bands, although propagation fluctuated through the two hours. Thanks to all.

WG8Y - Hi all, Did all S&Ping this Sprint.Tried calling a couple times but didn't get anywhere.20m looked like it was going to be good but it didn't last long here in NC.Least not for me.Did snag CA.OR.& BC before 20m went that away.40m seemed gud to the NE.but not as many signals as last month.? Maybe just my area. Anyway.Did work 4 of the special N#A calls.Missed NV at the end.Heard WD7Y calling. I got my report,229.But I didn't hear him roger my report to him.Maybe next month. Had fun.Hope everyone else did. 72 from NC Mark WG8Y

VA3NU - Deep fast QSB at times on 80. Fun time as always.

K2YGM - Congratulations to NAQCC on its Anniversary. And thanks go out to the volunteers who work so hard to keep it going. With the debate on TV tonight, I divided my time a bit by watching some tv. Heard nothing on 20, and 40 was somewhat quiet so i remained on 80 for the remaining time. Used my keyer for this sprint just to do something different. Thanks to all who called. 72 Bob

N4SX - I certainly do appreciate all the effort that is expended to sponsor this Sprint each month. You guys are tops!! Another fun month, and an event to which I have surely come to anticipate. You all have a great "rest of the month" and I'll see you again in November hopefully. Randy N4SX

KR5RR - KR5RR/JB: Great fun for 65 minutes - then the "lights" were turned off on 20 meters at 01h35, sorta like whats been happening to our 40m nets. Gave it up at that point, but THANKS everyone, especially the N8A and N5A that found me. Next sprint will be all 40m instead of just 20m. 72 de JB!

NF8M - 20 and 40 seemed to close early and with the noise on 80 it was hard to pick out a few, and it seems to have worked the other way too. But a fun sprint nonetheless. Happy 11th anniversary to our club! 72 till next time.

N4A - Operating at N4A was a lot of fun, but unfortunately got a late start due to going to obedience class with new puppy. Condx were OK, but not great, with a fair bit of QRN - only managed one QSO on 80m, but the RBN showed my signal wasn't too horrible on 80...I wish more folks had braved the static! 73 de Lee, AA4GA

N4MJ - Best evening in a while. 20m was sparsely populated for the Sprint. 40m was good. Tnx to all. 73 de n4mj

WX4RM - Happy 11th NAQCC, I love these sprints and appreciate those who run it!!! Lots of noise on 20 (1 qso), a pipeline to Canada on 40, and I finally got the flick and spent more time on 80 this time. Got to work 3 club stations. Thanks to all who pulled my peanut whistle out of all that qrn/qsb.

K5JFB - This was first entry from home QTH & it was second entry. This contest really challenges technical and operating skills! It is my hope to have the opportunity to rag chew with everyone in addition to the brief sprint contacts. I will build a 80 M Dipole or vertical for next contest. 73

K6XT - What a hoot to have a pileup on me. QRP and a wire antenna! Education needed on what a 599 or 559 signal report means - no need to send the exchange twice! A few CQ's on 80M got no replies yet the band was fairly quiet - Maybe all the 80M activity was on the east coast. Guys & gals, we can hear out here in flyover country. Fun to exchange a chuckle with N7QR as my XYL's call is W8QR. Fun! 73 Art

VE7YU - Twenty went dead after first hour and forty very slow. Nothing heard from east coast. 73 Gord

N9SE - Was only able to work the first hour. Lot's of activity on 80M, so made it a single band effort. Equipment: Omni VI+, Begali Sculpture Swing sideswiper key. See you all next time! --72 de Marty, N9SE

N8A - I operated with the special anniversary callsign N8A. Conditions were disappointing but not surprising based on what I've heard on the bands over the last couple of days. I managed 21 QSOs, mostly on 40m. 80 seemed to have more activity but my antenna is really a very good dummy load on that band (literally with a 1:1 SWR). I did manage 3 QSOs there but I have no idea how they heard me! I sure wish that I could have given out the special call to a lot more. It was still fun and there's always next year! - N8XMS


N9A - I've had noisy conditions lately and decided on pretty much a single band effort for this. I found a spot on 40M and just ran. Early on, the contacts were steady - very refreshing. Thanks for all those who stopped by. I had difficulty hearing some, and was constantly toggling between my dipole and vertical to pull out some of the callers buried in my ever increasing noise - thanks to those for sticking it out. About an hour and half into the sprint, my noise started increasing, and I couldn't tell if I was getting calls or not. So I started to move around a bit, found a few stations but it was pretty thin. I went to 20M, it was dead. I went to 80M and found a few signals. Not finding more signals, and my ears ringing from the noise I called it a night, apologies for not sticking it out until the end. See you all next month. Anthony AB9YC

NA4SO - Rockmite 400 milliwatt xtal fixed one freq - bad conditions but still got two! Fun - thanks

NQ2W - Happy 11th NAQCC! Conditions weren't too conducive to QRP sprinting but there was quite a bit of activity...more than half of my QSOs were on 40, about a third on 80, and 3 on 20. No two-banders, which is unusual. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to the organizers. Hope to see you all next month. 72/73, Will

N0TA - Noisy night in CO. Started late, and quit early! Thanks for the Q's

N1JI - Tough going on 40M tonight... I need to get an antenna up for 80M before the snow flies! Thanks for the contacts, 72

K1IEE - Only stayed for the first hour. Signals seemed to quiet down a lot, had to check my ant to make sure it was still up. Worked some on 80M for the first time in months. Thanks to all 73 Dick

N8BB - Only had a few minutes to play but it seemed like it wasn't as good of conditions as last month. Hope to give it a better run next time.

WA2EDN - A bit noisy but fun none the less. Thanks for 80m. Good to finally work my good friend K4KRW.

N1TF - 80 was a nice band this time. 40 was long and very noisy.

KE5YUM - I could only stay for a few minutes, but I had a good time. Thanks to all who worked me as my 40 meter antenna is a wire in a tree up 20 feet. All the best, Terry

AD7TN - It's been a while to participate QRP Sprint. I logged 9 QSO with 2 N#A included. I didn't hear lots of stations last night. Was it due to Geomagnetic activity? TS570(5W) + 91' Random Wire in the attic, Czech Army Straight Key - 73, Noz AD7TN

KQ1P - Happy Anniversary NAQCC! I found 80 meters to be the only productive band for the sprint. Along with plenty of QRN there were some strong signals. 73/John

WA2FBN - Bands didn't seem very good. Rig: Mountain Topper 3 band QRP at 4 watts. Ant: half wave 40m end fed up at 20 ft. Key: TeNeKee paddle. Tnx to all who copied my signal. Thanks for another fun sprint. 72 Ken

VE3FUJ - Nice sprint I contacted all the stations I could hear but one, I tried to make contact several times to no avail. Bummer that or I would have had 4 contacts. VE3FUJ Brion 3011

WB8ENE - Had very little time to get on the air, but made a few contacts anyway. Hope to spend more time in the next sprint. 73, Art

W4DUK - Got started late. First tried 40m, for two contacts. Then switched to 80m for the duration. Not my best effort by any means, but still fun! 72/73 de Dave

KA2KGP - Another nice sprint. 20m. was flat here in WNY but 40 & 80 were pretty good. Worked a couple N#A anniversary stations. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into a dipole up 25 ft.

KB1UOH - A lot of noise here but fun. A struggle to get 10 stations.

KQ3Z - WOW! Best Sprint ever! Got on 80 from the start an stayed on freq. I had pileups the whole time! That NEVER happens to me. Felt like I was working from some DX location. Thanks for all the contacts. Special thanks to all who make these Sprints happen and on this anniversary a special thanks to those who had the vision to create NAQCC. I really enjoy these Sprints.

KU4A - This is almost certainly the first time I've had more QSOs on 80 than on 40. Interesting band conditions. Thanks to all.

WI1B - Always fun thanks all

N0DA - First time using GenLog for a sprint, highly recommend it! It works beautifully under Wine in Ubuntu (Linux).

WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow QRPers. Well I was surprised at the level of activity last night. A quick ck of 20m 1/2 hr before the contest , es it seemed dead. But it was full of sigs when I check it after the start.Fired up the OL' Argonaut agn at 5 w. 40m seemed long from the git go. in fact I worked CA on both 20 es 40. NOTHING heard from 1 land , 2 land , or 3 land. They must have had a "black hole" above the East Coast. hi hi Mid west es west coast seemed AOK , some stations a true 599 hr in Michigan. A big welcome to KF6C , brand new member with a # 8034. Hope to hr u in all of our sprints OM ! I didn't have my usual "BEELINE" to the south. Yes I did pick up FL , GA , es TX , but I usually get 6 or 7 QSO's from Dixieland. ??? I didn't ck 80m out , and from the soapbox comments , this was a mistake, as there was apparently a lot of activity there. I was tired es pulled the plug after only an hour of operation. Had a great time with old friends and new in our 11th aniv sprint ! 73 Gregg


K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W. Unfortunately, I didn't quite get ready for the sprint before the start in that I neglected to turn my power down to 5W. After the first 16 QSOs, I discovered I had been running about 25W. Those 16 QSOs are shown in the log, but are not counted for points or mults. The score is based only on the QSOs made after the power was reduced to 5W. So, no one except myself should lose any points due to my error. Thanks for all QSOs and I hope to do better next month. Hope everyone is enjoying the anniversary week. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

N8ZYA - Very little time this evening. All stations worked on 40 meters. Heard nothing "close" with most stations at better than 400 miles.

N6A - K6MGO-Band conditions were pretty good, started out on 20m for first hour and then it died so went to 40m and finished the Sprint there. Lots of fun operating as N6A once again. Thanks to all for the QSO's. CU next month. K3 @ 5 watts to doublet in my garage rafters.

K1IX - Quit early.. activity seemed low or my ant is bad,but still fun !

K1SX - Good sprint, tnx all! Using computer generated calls and exchange, with old Vibroplex for fills.

KQ2RP - Could only jump in on the tail end of this one. Stuck to 40m and made some contacts til the end. Got N4A which was nice. Will try to get in the whole sprint next time. Tnx for the (quick) fun! ~ 72, Chris KQ2RP

WA4RG - I was a little tired from operating as N4A for a couple hours but I wanted to make at least one contact in the sprint. Conditions on the bands were not the best but N8A was a solid 599 so the last contact of the evening was an easy snag.

N5GW - KX3 at 5W to HB tuner and CFZ. 20M and 80M were in bad shape, apparently due to a solar storm, and 40M was only fair. I spent the first 30 min. on 20M trying to get some West Coast multipliers and work some of the special event stations. Only got OR and UT. Had CA on the line but N6IET and I both faded out. Only two Q's on a noisy 80M band. If it was not for 40M, the sprint would have been a disaster! I was disappointed to hear/work only one of the N*A stations, N8A in MI. Maybe next month 80M will start to open up.

W2JEK - Was only on for the last hour. Found 20m dead and went to 40 for 5 qso. Then to 80 for 11 qso's. Was glad to work K3WWP, N3A and KC2VBU, who lives 3 blocks away. conditions on 40 not great, had better luck on 80. Was a lot of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135

K4NVJ - Short time, but fun!

N5A - Op: KS5H. Tough band conditions, and a S7 to S9 receiver noise level didn't help. I wasn't able to deploy a better portable antenna, but got N5A into a few log during the sprint. I heard several other stations calling CQ NA but they didn't hang around long enough for the cyclic QSB to make a QSO possible. Maybe band conditions will improve before the end of NAQCC's 11th anniversary special event week is over. 72!

N6IET - 20 meters suddenly lengthened or crapped out at 0050 with rapid QSB on my last 2 attempted contacts. (Sorry, NM5S and N5GW for incomplete exchanges.)

KG6UBG - heard N6A, N0A - only had confirmed QSO with N5A. Mike kg6ubg

W2SH - 20m was unstable and the skip very long. Just before it closed around 0100Z in NJ, west coast signals reached 599 levels. 40m skip was also very long with QSB; together activity was light and QSOs difficult. 80m was my money band with QRN only becoming noticeable during the final half hour. A TenTec 539 and Junker key produced this activity pattern of QSOs/minutes: 20m 4/25; 40m 9/45; 80m 21/40; QRX 10 mins.

N1IMW - Great to be on ! 40 was a bit weak from new england plus my back was tight so i just worked the first 30 minutes but always fun!

WA2JSG - Operated this time from my rented condo in Sevier County TN overlooking the Smokies. Used a 40m Big Stick attached to my balcony. Not a very good set up but managed to squeak out 4 contacts. Rig IC-703 off a battery. Kent Straight Key. Typing this with a tablet so hope no mistakes. 73 till next time.

N5RWK - Only could operate for the first hour, but had fun!

AA7VW - 20M good thru ~0130Z, 40M ok thru ~0215Z then quiet. Great to be back after missing a few sprints. My tree damaged home should be good to move back into after 7 months. Operating much easier then. As always great fun with great operators. Thanks to all of you.

KB3AAG - Well tonight I learned how close I am to being forced out of being active here! When I tried to open Genlog I received the message, (RUN TIME ERROR 5003 UNEXPECTED REPORT)! When I clicked on OK it shut down! I brought it up again and clicked on the little X and it shut down! Sixteen years ago I lost my left arm and hand to a stroke. Now I am suffering Dystonia manifesting itself as Writer's Cramp allowing me to only scribble! So far I can still do a fair job of cw with paddles, but no Genlog no sprint! I have done over 86 sprints and will sure miss them. Frank

WD7Y - Great time lots of radio activity 2 hours went very fast.

N0A - Tried a new antenna, and had a nice run going until 20 begin to fade. Tried 40, but went back to a fast fading 20 after a poor RST report. Had hoped for some action on 40 and 80, but finally determined that I needed my external tuner to get max 5W out. Ahhh - live and learn. Just no time to check things out ahead of time due to medical issues. Also have had miserable results from my morning 20 meter efforts as N0A, but will be making better efforts this week-end from 12,000'+ in hopes to improve a bit. Check the logger! I hope to see you before things are all over!!

KF6C - I was trying to do too many new things at once but it was fun.

KI4WFJ - Good fun once again! I don't know what makes the NAQCC sprints so fun, but they are. I'll be back for sure!!

AB8FJ - K3/10 @ 5W to the Inverted L. Used my 1971 Lafayette Radio Electronics bug with the potato chip bag clip as an extra weight. 80 Meters was the best band for this sprint. Used a mixture of running and S&P between 80 and 40 meters. Looking forward to next month.

WB3T - Been working very late but snuck in to make one. I hope to be free from the shackles of making a living during the evenings next month, so see you then. Meanwhile thanks to N4SX for getting me into the contest in the last minutes! Good copy and a textbook QSO. K2 @ 5W with internal keyer. I missed using my J-38 this time! 72 es GL!

WB3FAE - Started out on 20 and worked into the SW and W using my vertically polarized Delta Loop.Tried 40 but not much heard. 80 in was in pretty good shape. Some very strong signals heard here on 80. Thanks to all for the contacts.

AK3X - Only had time for 3 contacts, two on 40 (DSW-40),and one on 20 (DSW-20). Still, lots of fun and I did manage to work the west coast which is always a challenge due to antenna orientation. Wish I could rotate my trees or my lot! 72 until next month, and Happy Anniversary NAQCC. Now if I can just find and hear and WORK N6A, N7A, and N0A, I will be very happy indeed!

NX8Y - Another fun time in the Sprint. I started out on 40 and QSO's were spotty. Moved to 80 and stayed there the rest of the evening. Signals on 80 were booming. I lost a couple of contacts when Genlog locked up right at the beginning but after that, no problems. Thanks to all who called and hope to cu next month. 72, Ron NX8Y

N1A - Propagation here pretty bad on 40, but we gave it a go. Thanks everyone for the contacts! 72, Steve

N2A - Propagation was not my friend. Heard lots of stations, but not many heard me calling CQ continuously. Thanks to all who participated.

WD0K - 40 was dismal at best. Weak signals except VE6BIR up in Ontario. Going to have to coordinate the political debates on another date, other than sprint nites. Hi! 72's Rich/wd0k

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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:
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 0030-0230Z

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

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