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.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY 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 SWA - BUG CATEGORY 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 SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY 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 GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY 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 Bug KF6C 13 12 25 10 250 x1.5 375 Stpr DB18 @50' on side E slope hill Keyer/Keyboard K4ORD 51 50 101 27 2727 2727 80m vee @30', 40m dpl @40', 20m hex @35' N#A CATEGORY 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 Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
STATS: 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 + XESOAPBOX:
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!
W3TTT - THANK YOU TO ALL FOR THE WORK IN PUTTING ON THE EVENT, AND FOR SCORING! I had lots of fun tonight. Joe
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
K8RJW - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!
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
KE7YTE - QRP IS GREAT FUN. THANKS FOR THE PARTICIPATION AND CHALLENGE.
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
Corey KF0U is responsible for the contents of this page - the results and soapbox. Any questions about that go to .
John K3WWP is still responsible for cross-checking of logs, so if after submitting your log, you discover any discrepancies that don't affect anything on this page, send the info to .
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
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.