Dec 2015 QRP/CW Sprint (#134)
Log submission has ended for this sprint.
N2CN Comments -
Our final log count was 105 logs. Thanks everyone for participating.
K3WWP Comments - The results are now final and written in stone. The time for score questions is over. 105 logs a bit disappointing, but not surprising with the horrid conditions everywhere except for a few "white holes" here and there for the lucky folks.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 29 29 58 15 870 x2 1740 DIPOLE@50'
N2CN 28 28 56 15 840 x2 1680 ZS6BKW @60'
KB1WOD 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Ocf 80-6m dipole@40'
K1IEE 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 OCF long wire@30'
KB1UOH 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 Dipole
N1IMW 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 80 ft dipole up 20 ft
NF1U 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 OCFD WINDOM @ 30'
AJ1DM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl@30'; longwire @20'
NZ1MT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 PAR Endz 40-20-10 in attic
KQ1P 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 80/40 trap dipole
KA2KGP 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Dipole up 25 ft.
NQ2W 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Inv V @40', gnd mtd vert
W2JEK 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 110 ft end fed wire up 20 ft
KD3CA 29 29 58 16 928 x2 1856 132 ft Windom @33 ft
AB3RU 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 G7FEK@33'
AK3X 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 40 M inv vee at 25'
WB3FAE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 90' end fed at 30' & 20M delta loop
K4BAI 43 43 86 24 2064 x2 4128 40m dpl@40', 80M invdpl@55', cf zepp@50'
N4KS 45 43 88 21 1848 x2 3696 40m CF Zepp @ 33 ft, 80m 1/8 wave sloper
WH6LE 39 39 78 20 1560 x2 3120 215' horizontal loop@45'
WD4OHD 32 32 64 14 896 x2 1792 80m dipole (sloper)
K4JPN 24 24 48 17 816 x2 1632 Zepp
KG4UPO 25 25 50 16 800 x2 1600 Random wire in the pines @ about 35'.
WG8Y 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 HB 40-80 DP @35ft
W4DUK 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 End-fed Zepp @20'.
AA4CF 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 Wire Loop suspended from trees
N4FI 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 110' random wire @ 25'
K4KRW 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Dipole @ 25'
KB0ETU 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Dpl@35'
K9EYT 7 6 13 6 78 x2 156 Stealth 22ga wire up a palm tree
N4KEZ 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 EFHW@40'
KM4GRG 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Comet CHA-250B Vertical
NA4O 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Dipole@45'
W4HH 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 OCF Dipole at 25 ft
W5WIL 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 240' doublet @ 30'
AI5I 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Vertical
WB5UAA 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 300'dpl@30'
W5IQS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 OCF dpl @ 30'
KC6SSE 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 G5RV@30'
K6MGO 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 50' DOUBLET IN GARAGE RAFTERS
KC7DM 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 135' dpl @ 60 ft
K9JWV 9 8 17 7 119 x2 238 Top loaded 30' vertical
WD7Y 9 8 17 6 102 x2 204 88 ft. Doublet 30 ft. high
KF7WNS 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 3 Wave Length 20M Long Wire @ 45'
KE7YTE 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Vertical Dipole fed @ 18'
WA8AXF 36 35 71 24 1704 x2 3408 130' Doublet @ 40'
NF8M 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 80m OCF dpl @35ft
K8AG 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 ZS6BKW @ 35' in trees
KA8KUF 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Windom at 30'
WB8LZG 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Dpl@30'
N8BB 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dipole@50'
N8XMS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 R7 Vertical
WB8ENE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 40M dipole @ 15'
K8RJW 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 6BTV @ 15'
NN9K 15 15 30 13 390 x2 780 OCF Dipole@25 ft.
W9CC 18 18 36 10 360 x2 720 Endfed 80M
KA9FQG 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 G5RV @ 37ft
N9SE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Tarheel 100A (mobile operation! :)
WB0PYF 41 37 78 22 1716 x2 3432 Dipole at 55'
NN0SS 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 EDZ @35'
NQ0RP 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 G5RVjr
KA8HDE 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 G5RV @ 30'
K2HT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 ZS6BKW @ 40'
VE3DVC 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Inv Vee @40'
VE2TH 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 INV VEE @ 32 FT
VA3KOT 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 142ft end-fed wire up 50ft
VE3EDX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd Mtd Vertical
VE3FUJ 1 0 1 1 1 x2 2 G5RV @ 50'
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1IX 8 8 16 7 112 x1.5 168 HB OCFD @38'
N1JI 3 3 6 2 12 x1.5 18 163' doublet up 25'
N2HTT 7 7 14 5 70 x1.5 105 135' doublet at 35'
AF3Z 16 16 32 14 448 x1.5 672 80m dipole at 15'
K3WWP 5 5 10 5 50 x1.5 75 ~110' attic random wire
AK4NY 33 33 66 20 1320 x1.5 1980 G5RV @ 35 ft
NF5U 21 17 38 13 494 x1.5 741 40/80m trap dipole at 33ft
N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials
AB8FJ 22 22 44 13 572 x1.5 858 Inverted L@15'
KD8WA 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 ZS6BKW @32'
W8LU 8 8 16 7 112 x1.5 168 Elev. vertical
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1SX 6 6 12 6 72 72 40: dipole 30' 80: 270' doublet @ 15'
KB1M 3 3 6 2 12 12 Dpl@25'
K2YGM 11 11 22 7 154 154 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV mini
N2ESE 6 6 12 6 72 72 80mtrOCF@25ft
WA2FBN 2 2 4 2 8 8 Dipole@25ft
KB3AAG 40 40 80 23 1840 1840 Loop top @30 ft
AB4QL 14 14 28 11 308 308 Dipole @ 25', gnd mtd vrt.
WX4RM 13 13 26 11 286 286 5BTV gnd mtd vert w/30 radials
KU4A 9 9 18 9 162 162 40m slp dipole, 80m 1/4-wave sloper
K3RLL 10 8 18 7 126 126 Black Stealth HoA Vertical
N4MJ 4 4 8 4 32 32 Extended Double Zepp
$WA4SPJ 7 7 14 7 98 98 Eflw @30'
N5GW 48 47 95 25 2375 2375 CFZ @ 70'
N5RWK 6 6 12 4 48 48 EFHW-8010 @ 35 ft
AC5T 1 1 2 1 2 2 Vertical
KG6UBG 4 4 8 4 32 32 OCFD @ 30 ft
W4OEP 7 7 14 5 70 70 Inverted L at 30 feet
AA7CU 5 5 10 5 50 50 Mobile whip @ 12'
N0DA 4 4 8 4 32 32 G5RV @ 50'
$K7EY 1 1 2 1 2 2 240' loop at 35'
N8ZYA 4 4 8 3 24 24 Indoor Random Wire 50 ft long
WA8SAN 3 3 6 3 18 18 G5RV @ 25 Ft.
KB8XG 1 1 2 1 2 2 200' wire at 30'
KG9DW 8 8 16 7 112 112 Carolina Windom @40'
AB9YC 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dipole at 20 feet
@VE4MR 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl@35'
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
|SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|SWA BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|First time entrant high scorer|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 105
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 148
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,140
States represented: 40 + MB ON QC + J6
NQ0RP - Could only manage 30 minutes but it was good to get in on the sprint again. Thanks all, see you all in 2016! Here's wishing you all a blessed Christmas, new year and beyond Wayne - NQ0RP .
WB8ENE - After 45 minutes with only one contact, I give up! Hope for better band conditions next time. 73, Art .
N8XMS - Possibly the worst conditions for one of our sprints that I can remember! Only 2 QSOs in 45 minutes and both of those were tough with QRN and deep QSB. Hopefully the milliwatt sprint next week will be better. .
N9SE - Worked John, K4BAI, from the car tonight. Couldn't log safely while driving, so just listened after that. .
K3RLL - K3 to nighttime only black vertical (HoA Restrictions) - Not a single sprinter heard on 20m but action was good on 40m tonight - a lot busier than the S-Sprint last night. Fun to work Rick as J68RL in St. Lucia for Buddies of the Caribbean. With their Internet down, they haven't been on QRPSpots. Enjoyed working others tonight whom I haven't heard in a while. Nice! 72 ... Don
W5IQS - Busy Day and noise on all bands got to me. See all of you next month. .
KG9DW - Haven't done a QRP sprint in a while, but saw the email today from John K3WWP and decided I was ready for some ME TIME in the shack! I worked 80m for about an hour and was happy with the results. I called CQ once but only had one taker, so I decided to bounce around a bit and hand out points. Strongest signal of the night was from WB0PYF down in MO. 20m was closed, and didn't find anyone on 40m. Always a great time playing on the radio. Love my KX3 and the world of QRP! 72 de KG9DW
VE2TH - Well, another solar flare , the band was Noisy, and suddently no more signals, completly dead here. anyway work good ones again. Hope to have better conditions for the MW Sprint next week. See you all , Best 72/73 Michel
K3WWP - I've been in all 134 of our regular sprints, and tonight had the worst conditions of all 134. Not only was my noise (80M) at a steady S8-S9, but propagation was the pits on top of that. I had to sit there and wait for someone to break through my noise, but then QSB took them back under just about every time. 20 and 40 were totally useless. I just gave up after 1 hour and 5 QSOs. If you live in a place where the local noise is very low, I hope you realize how lucky you are and are thankful for your situation. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. P.S. Santa bring me reduced local noise, please.
N1JI - I dusted off my 1948 Vibroplex bug for the sprint tonight. Rough conditions here, and I was too sleepy to stay up for the whole sprint, so I called it a night after just a few contacts. 73 to all
N8ZYA - The band was very long on 40 meters- two stations in TX and OK with the rest on 80 meters. Band conditions not very good tonight into the valley in WV. Worked the first hour and then called it quits for the night. .
NZ1MT - First time back participating in an NAQCC Sprint in over a year after having downsized into a condo. Battling local QRN/QRM and antenna restrictions. Operated this evening with my YouKits HB-1B with 4W into a PAR EndFedz 40-20-10 end fed dipole in the attic. Until next time. 73, NZ1MT .
N2CN - Rough conditions. 80m was bearable, 40m usable only briefly, 20m totally dead. I had wanted to use my NorCal 40A, but had to revert to the K3, and glad I did... love that receiver!
W4HH - Operated 80, 40, and 20 from 2130 to 2230 EST. Zero contacts. I heard: W1AW code practice; one station calling CQ SKCC; a couple of QRO speed demons on the low end of 40; nothing else. Called CQ NA until my fingers were tired -- worst condx I've ever seen and I've been on the air since 1958!!!! See you next sprint!!! .
AB3RU - Started out on 20 and didn't hear anything. Moved to 40 after 15 minutes and had a tough slog calling CQ. Condx favored the west coast for me on 40, but was working with a new radio, yaesu ft-817 and fitted with the 500hz filter, which made it harder for me to pull stations out of the noise. I know I missed three and I had a very hard time hearing N0DA in Oregon, but I finally heard him. Moved to 80 meters and had better luck search and pounce. Last 15 minutes of the sprint, switched back to my kenwood and listened to the difference in reception. Really is a big difference between the two... anyhow, great fun as always, and looking forward to the mW sprint coming up. 73 till then...
K4KRW - I only got to play the for last hour because of work. All contacts were on 80m. I heard one or two very weak signals on 40. Having missed the last sprint, I'm so glad I got a few contacts in tonight. Great hearing everyone. Best wishes to all. .
WH6LE - Now that was different...never so much on 80m. Best holidays to all and see you in the mW sprint next week.
KD8WA - Second time around and really enjoyed it again. Can't wait until next year! .
WA8AXF - A great spring. Picked up a few contacts early on 40M but it was sparse so moved to 80M for the rest. A first I think for me was picking up PA as multiplier number 20 - usually I get one of you guys early. HPE to work the mW sprint too!
AF3Z - Enjoyed getting back in here... I left for a while for a local cw net and then came back. Thanks to all... Sounding good! 72 - AF3Z
K8AG - QRN was bad here. 80 was the only band usable. Happy Holidays!
KB3AAG - Great .
KF7WNS - Tough night...big storm blowing in from the ocean. Wind 65mph and antennas cutting in and out. Did manage a few contacts when everything was working. See you all next week for the milliwatt sprint. 72, Gary .
KB0ETU - Twenty meters was completely dead at my QTH. Forty meters was pretty poor but 80 meters seemed to be the magic band for the evening. Been awhile since the last NAQCC sprint. I enjoyed it. Thanks to all that made this sprint possible. Happy Holidays. 72, Phil .
WB0PYF - Great NAQCC Sprint Conditions on 80m were good. Worked a lot of familiar calls and several new calls. KX3 ROCKS AGAIN, 72, Ray Myers, WB0PYF
N1IMW - Never had this happen: signed on late- 9:30 or so... Nobody on 40. Gave up went to bed but I was bothered no sigs! ....I double checked dare time etc on site... Got up - went back on tried 80 and barely heard an 'ba' but it was enough to know someone was there! Got 4 by 10:30... Better than nothing!! .
K2YGM - Other obligations kept me from the full two hours.. 40 mtrs was dead here except for a few dx stns heard lower in the band. Stayed on 80 for the 45 min I had available. Not many stns heard on a noisy band tonight. Happy to work some usual stations like KA2KGP, WG8Y, K4BAI, N2CN, WH6LE,KB3AAG, K4JPN and KN1H all with strong signals. I hope to be operational next month from Florida.. See you then. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL. 72 K2YGM .
AB8FJ - Stayed the entire time on 80m and decided to Run instead of S&P. Quite a workout using the Lafayette Radio Electronics bug from 1971. It would not hold it settings so had to readjust a lot during the two hours of calling/working stations. Rig used was my K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. So a full year using a bug only for the sprints has been fun. See everyone for the MW sprint next.
K1IEE - Was on the 2 hours and only got 6 contacts. Had QRN at times and fluctuations of signals along with poor band conditions all night. Thanks to all 73 Dick
N0DA - Rough conditions for me tonight. Thanks to AB3RU for your amazing persistence in pulling my weak signal out of the noise. .
N4KS - Best DX for me was KC7DM/OR. Nice to QSO St. Lucia/J68RL. Struggled on 80m with my minimal antenna. Thanks for the Qs. 72, Ken
W2JEK - Was only on for the last 45 minutes. Found 40 dead. Went to 80 expecting to find the band busy but found it had gone long. Didn't hear any of the locals. Hope things will be better for the MW sprint. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK#1135 .
KN1H - Thanks for another fun sprint. Very long conditions tonight, the only other New England station I heard at all was N2CN and he was very weak. IC-7200 @ 5W and Nye Viking Master key.
WG8Y - Hi all, Well 20M was dead as a door nail here so went to 40m .Boy,QRN & band seemed long.Looks like everyone was packed into 80 tonite. Went back to 40 towards the end of the first hour and picked up n4ks in FL & WD7Y in NV.Tnxs Ed. I missed getting you in the log the last couple months so glad you pulled me out. Heard more but no more Q's so back to 80. Did work my old Ohio qrp buddy,NT8P, in the last 15 minutes.Gud signal Ron. That was fun. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
K4BAI - 20M CW seemed dead at the start. W1AW was fairly strong and no other signals on the band. No answers to CQs on 20. 40M was good for 16 QSOs. Took about 20 minutes to work the QRP Fox NK6A in CA. I couldn't hear the other Fox, AB9CA, in AL. He was just too close. 80M was the big band this month with 25 QSOs. Nice to be in the SWA class this month since 20 was dead. Wish everyone a happy Christmas and New Year. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
N2HTT - Only band I could hear anyone on was 80m, conditions were poor, but everyone was very patient and I managed to make a few contacts. I can't wait to see what the milliwatter will be like next week! 72, Mike
W4DUK - Not a thing heard on 40m, so worked the entire Sprint on 80m. Conditions not too bad, and had a good time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!
WD4OHD - Best propagation on 80m I've ever experienced during a Sprint. Lots of fun.
W4OEP - Excessive QRN and QSB tonight. Thanks to all the talented ops that hung in there for some difficult QSOs. .
NQ2W - Thanks to all for the contacts under less than optimal conditions. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 72, Will
N8BB - Very odd this month, listened to 40 and heard not one station working the NAQCC. Thanks to all and hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas. KX3 did great again.
WB5UAA - Finally got off work early on a Tuesday night! Heard you guys up in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania on 80M down here in Texas, but you guys didn't hear me.
K4JPN - 20M was dead and 40M was so so, worked two US stations and a DX station on 40M, but then could not raise anyone else. 80M was hopping for me. 72, Steve K4JPN
K8RJW - The most noise I think I've ever heard...on all bands! I was beginning to think I was going to lose my 12 month Sprint streak! But, thanks to Dave, WA8AXF I managed to get just one contact! Oh well, I hope 2016 on the ham bands is going to be better. ...wouldn't take much after last night! Merry Christmas to all !!!
WA4SPJ - ANOTHER FUN NIGHT ON 80 MTRS INSPITE OF HIGH NOISE LEVEL
KU4A - Conditions seemed poor to me. For sure, 40-meters was long.
K1IX - I guess 80m was the money band ! did not hear anyone on 20m
WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! this was my 100th Sprint ! Hard to belive it. Time sure flys when ur having fun. Sorta Lousey condx here in Mich last night. 20m was quiet from the start. 40m was vy noisy, but I did manage a few Q's there. 40 went long es very weak sigs. went to 80 for a couple QSOs' but hard work picking em out. went back to 40 fer the last 2 Q's , es 40 was opening up to the west, as I added OR, es NV to the mults. Nice to Work new member Mark KA8ONW # 7365 , in Michigan. I don't usually work very many MI stations in the sprints, but Mark lives only abt 15 miles away and he was "BLASTING" in. I had to turn down the volume ! Welcome aboard OM, es hope to add MI to my scores every month ! Pulled the plug early as my ears were shot wid the noise. Hope to see u all in the mw sprint! 73 Gregg
KD3CA - Many tnx to all stations I worked , & sorry to ones I missed . Band's a bit QRN & QRM at times. but overall a pretty good sprint for me. Merry Christmas to all , hope to CU in the next sprint 72 Don
WX4RM - Well, 20 was dead, 40 produced 1 qso, but 80 saved the day with 12 qso's. The noise level was terrible. Had fun as usual.
KB1WOD - Not as many as last time but had fun. This time I didn't screw up the times!
WA2FBN - Poor condx, didn't hear many sigs and lots of noise. Tnx to those that did hear me. Bulldog paddle (paper clip design. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 72 Ken
KB1UOH - N4KS Strongest signal here in CT. 40 meters was long. All my contacts were with southern states and no New England, NY,or PA. Conditions were terrible and I gave up after about an hour. Next month has to be better.
N7QR - Skunked - I agree with K3WWP, worst propagation sprint I've ever been in. Nada on 20 and 80. Just two ragchewers down the band on all of 40. Gave up after an hour. Do ya get points for trying? See next year when hopefully the Sun is behaving.
AB4QL - I started out of the gate quickly on 40M answering a CQ. That ended up as a rag chew. Finally got going on 40 M and only made one QSO before switching to 80 M where things were doing OK. Fun time and a very relaxed sprint. Thanks all! :)
KA2KGP - Wow! 20 & 40 were in nasty shape here in WNY. Only had QSO's on 80m. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key. 73
K6MGO - I've been in over 40 sprints now and don't recall ever seeing band conditions this bad. Nothing heard on 20 or 80 meters. The loudest signal on 40m was NK6A the FOX in the Fox Hunt and so I worked him for one point as he was running 5 watts. The only reason he was so loud was because he was with in a few miles of me.
K7EY - Band conditions seemed poor, but still had a good time for the few minutes I was able to participate. Thanks.
AB9YC - Conditions were tough, and I wasn't hearing any signals. I started by calling CQ on 40M. I had one very weak signal, but couldn't pull them out; nothing scanning the band. I found one signal on 20M and that's all I managed.
KG6UBG - 20M dead on West.
KC6SSE - A fun event. Only my second and increased my contacts 400% Nice to get the straight key out and use it again.
KG4UPO - 80 meters was the only band open for me and the noise level was awful. I tried 40 and 20 with no luck so returned to 80. My random wire end fed antenna surprised me with 25 QSO's. I have no explanation for why it did as well as it did. I enjoyed my new Vibroplex straight key. Thanks to all who dug my RF out of the soup. Season's greetings to all and I hope to see you next month. 72, Wiley
KM4GRG - This was my first Sprint. Was so nervous before it started but glad I stuck with it. I need to work on getting a better antenna for suture sprints/challenges. Thank you all for having the patience to work me.
NF1U - Not so much fun. 40 was pretty much closed to me and 80 was just impossible with very loud static on the Windom.
K1SX - Unusually hard with much qsb, only K4BAI N4KS and the "fox" in AL were loud. More lost qso's than usual, sorry! .
WB3FAE - Nothing heard on 20 meter. A few week signals hear of 40. Worked 1 station on 80.(thank you AK4NY....good signal) Only a few other stations heard on 80 but my ears couldn't take it. Aggravated my tinnitus. Maybe to many hour with the cans on during the 2015 CQWW DX contest. Or more likely too many hours of listening to Rock and Progressive Jazz at high volumes over the years. Saved my ears for better band conditions.
NN0SS - 20 meters -dead 40 meters -dead. 80 meters 5 QSO's -Lots of QRN and QSB .
VE3FUJ - I made but one contact condx were poor. However the station I contacted sent CQ NA he gave me a number s I didn't ask for pwr out, checking up on the nr it appears he is not a member of NAQCC. you win a few you loose a few. Brion
VA3KOT - QSB Aaaarrgh!!
KQ1P - Shack is being rebuilt and used my field R4020 on a trap dipole. Not 1 QSO, a first for me. 73. John
K9EYT - Portable op from Tarpon Springs FL . IC 706 with a hidden AH-4 tuner and a stealth 35ft wire run between two palm trees next to condo (Snowbird) 20 was zip all QSO's on 40 meters and bad conditions there. 80 not much good from southwest FL. 73 Ray K9EYT/4 1401
N4MJ - Bad night for yours truly. Very few operators. Worked out just as well as I felt bad and had to QRT early. 73 de n4mj
N5GW - KX3 to HB tuner and CFZ. Using my tennis ball launcher I had put up a new antenna in a 100' oak tree, identical to the old CFZ except up 80' at the apex in inverted V configuration and ends up 50'. Overall it's about 25' higher than the older dipole configuration. 20M was dead; 40M and 80M didn't sound too good, but I think the new antenna helped. Later this week I will compare antennas on the RBN. CU next week in the mW sprint.
KE7YTE - In the first 30 minutes I had 6 Qs on 40m. The band is very QRN in the evening where i live in tucson AZ. Thanks for the Qs and fun QRP. .
AK3X - Usual busy Tuesday evening with lots of interruptions..did not hear much on 40 meters (DSW-40 @ 3W), so dropped to 80 meters (OHR-100A @5W). One of these days I will put up an 80 meter antenna but for now feed one side of the feedline/40 meter inverted vee as a random wire. It is only about 53' long total, but does surprisingly well. CU all next month, or maybe in the milliwatt sprint later this month. 72 Peter
AK4NY - thanks for the qso's see everyone next month .
NF8M - It was an all-80-meter night. Nothing heard on 40 or 20. Much QSB on 80 as well, not the usual fairly steady sigs.
KA9FQG - Did not hear many sprint stations on 40m at my location but 80m had plenty of activity, plus thankfully the QRN was not too bad, so made all contacts on 80m(apologies to WH6LE for my dupe QSO). Thanks to all. 73 & Merry Christmas, Mark
AJ1DM - First sprint in a while. Thanks everyone for your patience.
N5RWK - Nothing heard at all on 20m, but 40m was good.
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