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Apr 2016 QRP/CW Sprint (#138)

N2CN Comments - Log submission is now closed for this sprint. My final log count is 124 -- not too shabby!

K3WWP Comments - Cross-checking is done. Time for appealing scoring changes is done. The April 2016 results are now final.

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

W1 Division
KN1H     29   28  57   18 1026  x2  2052  END FED WIRE @50'
WB1GYZ   15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  80M LOOP, OPEN WIRE FED (SLOOPER)
K1IX     15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  HB OCFD @ 38'
N1JI     15   13  28   10  280  x2   560  163' doublet @ 25'
K1SX     14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  270' open wire fed doublet @ 15'
K1IEE    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  OCF long wire@30'
WS1K     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  200' Doublet @ 30'
KB1UOH    3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Vertical
KQ1P      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  80/40 trap dipole

W2 Division
W2SH     28   28  56   19 1064  x2  2128  270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 65'V + 101'H
KA2KGP   28   28  56   16  896  x2  1792  Dipole up 25 ft.
AA2VG    26   25  51   17  867  x2  1734  CAROLINA WINDOM 10-80 UP 40FT
K2JT     21   21  42   15  630  x2  1260  Dpl@25'
WA2JSG   12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Vertical elevated at 10'
WA2FBN   11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  64 ft end fed sloper
KD2MX     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  600' WIRE @20'

W3 Division
KD3CA    31   28  59   19 1121  x2  2242  Ocf 132 ft Windom @33 ft
AB3RU    11   10  21   10  210  x2   420  G7FEK@33'
AK3X      9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  OCF inverted vee @25'

W4 Division
WH6LE    53   50 103   23 2369  x2  4738  215' horizontal loop@45'
WB4OMM   48   45  93   25 2325  x2  4650  268 ft horizontal wire loop at 35 ft
WG8Y     33   33  66   22 1452  x2  2904  Hb 40-80 coil loaded DP @ 40ft & hb20 vt
K4ARQ    24   24  48   17  816  x2  1632  EF Zepp@50'
W4DUK    25   25  50   14  700  x2  1400  End-Fed Zepp @20'
K4JPN    20   19  39   14  546  x2  1092  Zepp
N4ERM    17   17  34   12  408  x2   816  Carolina Windom @ 40', Loop at 45"
WA4ZOF   14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  Dipole @35ft
N4WD     15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  OCF 80 dpl@40'
WX4RM    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  6BTV gnd mtd vertical
KB0ETU   11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  Dpl@35'
NA4O     12   12  24    6  144  x2   288  Dipole@45'
K4JTP     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  G5RV jr @ 24'
N4FI      8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Attic G5RV jr
W4KRN     8    8  16    5   80  x2   160  InvV@50'
KK4KO     3    1   4    3   12  x2    24  Fence mounted verticle
K2UFT     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  DOUBLET@30 FEET

W5 Division
N5GW     37   37  74   17 1258  x2  2516  CFZ @ 50'
WB5UAA   16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  Gnd plane@20'
KG5HCF   11   10  21    9  189  x2   378  Grnd mnt vertical
K5MBA     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  EFHW 40 Meter Antenna @ 25'
WI5H      9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Vertical Quad Loop 13x31 top @ 21 ft
KA5TJS    8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  80 mtr dipole @ 30 ft.
KA5PVB    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  G5RV at 30 ft.
KE5YUM    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Homebrew Buddistick

W6 Division
N6IET     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Hy-Gain AV-680 on roof 70' above street.
KC6SSE    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  G5RV @ 30'
WK6L      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Windom(Inverted Vee),Up  35ft,  40M/20M
K6MGO     6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  INDOOR DOUBLET 50'

W7 Division
AA7VW    36   36  72   19 1368  x2  2736  20 dipole at 40', 40 loop at 40'
KC7DM    17   17  34   14  476  x2   952  135' dpl @ 60 ft
KF7WNS   16   16  32   12  384  x2   768  3 Wave Length 20M Long Wire @ 45ft
WD7Y     15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  88 ft Doublet 30 ft high
KE7YTE    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  Vertical Dipole fed @ 18'
AE7CG     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Roof mtd vert
W7PAZ     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Elevated vertical at 15' w/4 radials
W7YSB     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Dpl@30'
K9JWV     5    4   9    4   36  x2    72  Inverted "U"; 30' vertical, 50' horizon

W8 Division
N8BB     45   43  88   23 2024  x2  4048  Dipole@50'
N8XMS    31   30  61   20 1220  x2  2440  R7 Vertical
WB8LZG   23   23  46   16  736  x2  1472  Dpl@30'
N8ZYA    17   17  34   15  510  x2  1020  Indoor Random Wire - abt 50 ft long
WV8DH    16   16  32   13  416  x2   832  ZS6BKW G5RV @32 FT
KA8KUF   15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  Windom up 30 feet
WB8ENE   11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  20M dipole @ 20' / 40M dipole @ 15'
NF8M      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  80m OCF dpl @35ft
KD8FKD    6    4  10    4   40  x2    80  Dpl@35'
AB8DY     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  OCF Dipole at 40'

W9 Division
KD9VT    27   25  52   19  988  x2  1976  G5RV@38'
W9CC     24   24  48   15  720  x2  1440  6BTV
WA9VEE   20   19  39   12  468  x2   936  30ft end fed @17'

W0 Division
WB0PYF   41   40  81   21 1701  x2  3402  160m Dipole @ 55'
K0CW     26   25  51   19  969  x2  1938  Gnd mtd vert
AA0W     22   22  44   14  616  x2  1232  Dipole
NN0SS    17   17  34   13  442  x2   884  EDZ @ 35 ft
K0FNR    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  Elev vert @ 5' w/ 2 radials
KA8HDE    9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  G5RV @ 35'
KC0DD     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  170ft. long wire

Canada Division
VE3FUJ   12   11  23    9  207  x2   414  G5RV @ 50'
VE7HI     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  3 band vert 8 ft off grnd
VA3KOT    7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  End-fed wire up 50ft

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3WWP    56   54 110   24 2640 x1.5 3960  ~110' attic rw (80/40) attic dpl (20)

W4 Division
N2WZP    23   23  46   14  644 x1.5  966  Dipole@20ft
W4HH     10   10  20    8  160 x1.5  240  OCF Dipole at 25 ft
K4DXV    10    9  19    8  152 x1.5  228  Gap Titan DX Vertical
KJ4R      8    6  14    7   98 x1.5  147  33' Vertical
AK4NY     7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  G5RV @ 35 Ft
$WA4SPJ  14   14  28   11  308 x1.5  462  EFLW up 30 ft.

W5 Division
NF5U     24   22  46   18  828 x1.5 1242  40/80m trap dipole at 33ft

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      0    0   0    0    0 x1.5    0  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials

W8 Division
AA4JW    18   18  36   12  432 x1.5  648  270' horizontal loop at 25'
AB8FJ    12   12  24    8  192 x1.5  288  Inverted L@15'

W9 Division
N9SE     33   30  63   17 1071 x1.5 1607  Inverted Vee @68'
AA9L     28   26  54   16  864 x1.5 1296  Trap dipole @45 feet
W9ILF     9    9  18    8  144 x1.5  216  Ground mounted vertical

W0 Division
KD0V     37   34  71   25 1775 x1.5 2663  Cf Zepp @ 50Ft

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
W1ZU     15   15  30   10  300       300  100' Doublet at 35 feet 
KB1M      8    8  16    6   96        96  40 mtr dpl, 20mtr inv v @30ft
KA1JHH    2    2   4    2    8         8  End fed half wave antenna  @ 30'

W2 Division
N2ESE    24   24  48   17  816       816  80M+40M+OCF-dipoles
K2ZD      9    9  18    9  162       162  Dipole at 40 feet

W3 Division
KB3AAG   45   45  90   22 1980      1980  Ver loop top @30 ft
KC3RN    42   37  79   24 1896      1896  G5RV Junior at 45 feet
WB3T     10   10  20    5  100       100  Ground Mounted Vertical (Gap Eagle)
W3TTT     3    3   6    3   18        18  80M inverted V

W4 Division
N4MJ     37   36  73   23 1679      1679  Windom
K4KRW    34   34  68   22 1496      1496  Dipole@35'
W2BJN    31   31  62   18 1116      1116  End Fed 65' Wire @ 18'
AA4MI    12   12  24    7  168       168  Dipole@25 feet
K3RLL    10   10  20    8  160       160  Nighttime Vertical
K1SN     10   10  20    8  160       160  OCF dipole @ 35', ground mount vertical
KU4A      8    8  16    8  128       128  40m slp dipole, 80m 1/4-wave sloper
K4WLW     2    2   4    2    8         8  End Fed Sloper

W5 Division
N5DUX     4    4   8    3   24        24  Vertical HF9V

W6 Division
W5LIF     2    2   4    2    8         8  Dpl@15'

W7 Division
AA7CU     6    6  12    4   48        48  6' whip using 8 radials @ 12' 
N0DA      4    4   8    4   32        32  G5RV@50'

W8 Division
KE8DI    44   41  85   20 1700      1700  130' Doublet @ 40'
WA8SAN   21   21  42   13  546       546  G5RV @ 25 Ft.

W9 Division

W0 Division
K9OSC    58   54 112   28 3136      3136  CF Zepp @ 30', HB Rotary Dipole
N0AR     37   37  74   23 1702      1702  43' Vertical and 80 m. nvis loop @ 20'
NO2D     11   11  22    8  176       176  80 doublet @ 30 ft
K8UDH     3    3   6    3   18        18  Inv V@30'

Canada Division
VE7YU    29   29  58   18 1044      1044  80 meter OCF dipole at 70 feet
VE3GNU    4    4   8    2   16        16  Gnd mtd vert

DX Division

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

Straight Key
NQ2W     19   18  37   13  481  x2   962  Mini beam @25', Inv V @40'



Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
@ Non-member
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
Key typeSKBUGK/K
First time entrant high scorer
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Logs submitted: 125
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 195  
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,109
States represented: 39 + BC ON

K3RLL - K3 to nighttime only black vertical (HOA Restrictions) - So nice to crank up the crystal set and hear so many nice strong QRP signals on 20 meters this evening. This Sprint was a delight: no QRN, very little QRM, strong signals and great people to contact. Big signal tonight was W4KRN - booming into FL! It doesn't get much better than this! Thanks to all and particular thanks to Tom KA2KGP for his patience this evening. ... 72/73 Don

N5DUX - Noisy here. Another fun weekday sprint. Thanks all. 73

WB5UAA - 20 meters excellent, 40 meters S9+ noise level.

AA9L - Forty meters was hot. I left early but had a great time and even worked K3WWP, bugs both ways.

N1JI - I usually operate "Search & Pounce" in the sprints but I called CQ tonight and worked some of you for the first time as a result. I also worked non-members AI2T and W8LVI - If you're reading this, I hope you'll join the NAQCC. I could only work the first hour, then hqad to QRT. Thanks for another fun sprint!

W4HH - Good condx on 40 .

WI5H - Started a few minutes late because of thunderstorms in the area. Made 9 contacts pretty quick (for me anyway) and then another thunderstorm. One of my dogs came in the shack to let me know I should get off the radio. She hates thunder and lightning. Pulled the plug and called it a night. Can't complain because we really need the rain. 72 'til next month. Mike .

WX4RM - Nothing received on 80, all contacts made on 40 and 20 meters. Thanks to all who pulled my little peanut whistle out of the noise. :)

N0DA - Not good, after 4 QSOs I realized I was giving out the wrong membership number! Apparently I incorrectly looked at my list of membership numbers hanging on the wall and ended up sending 6455 instead of 6617. I certainly hope that didn't hurt the 4 people I contacted and feel free to disqualify me. I'll do better next time! .

WA2JSG - Got started a little late but had great fun. Good signals this evening on 20m and 40m. Ran 5 watts from my IC-7200 (great CW receiver fer the money hi hi) into an all-band vertical (elevated). BIG ole Kent Straight Key. Maybe see y'all at FDIM in Dayton next month? Thanks fer the contacts and the staff that puts this event on. 73 de Curt WA2JSG NJ .

N9SE - I am down with the flu, so used the YouKits HB-1B with the Speed-X bug on the nightstand.

KD0V - Good Sprint CU all next month. KD0V #2002

KE8DI - Solar Storm kicked off with the sprint - made 20 Meters really nice and worked there the majority of the sprint. Glad to pick up a few more states on 40 meters near the end. First Time I have worked 3 non members in a sprint so hopefully we will get the word out. One station was QRO at 400 watts though almost lost my eardrums hihi. 73 til next time - Dave KE8DI

K1IEE - Again 40M was the place to be and got better the last hour here in Maine. Thanks to all 73 Dick .

AA4JW - Bands were in decent shape this evening. Been awhile since I've joined in, and it was nice to work some calls I haven't heard in awhile. Thanks for the Sprint and thanks for reading my tired old fist... KX3 @ 5W, 1922 Vib. Original bug, 270' horizontal loop at 25'. FYI: Don't forget -- Samuel Morse's birthday on the 26th! See you next month. --Jay


WV8DH - Well 40 meters was better and there were a lot of signals. Did one better than last month so am improving. This is so much fun and I feel I am getting better. Worked John, N8ZYA, finally on 40 meters with a good signal from him. Looking forward already to next month. 72, Dave WV8DH

K4KRW - I decided to take it easy and just play tonight. I needed to work on my paddle skills so I used my Bencher BY-1 paddles all night with my KX3. I can't remember the last time I got so many contacts on 20m. I stayed there for over an hour tonight. 40m was great once I moved down there. Thanks everyone for a fun night.

NA4O - I caught only the last hour. I worked 20, 40 and 80 and all were sounding very good on my KX3. Seemed like a lot of activity and good operators! .

KC0DD - hope this is rite guys first time in 40 yrs I EVER worked a sprint. got bit by the qrp bug 5 years ago read JOHNS BLOG ON YOUR WEB PAGE k3wwp quite a feat .since then have built sierra, ats3 ats4 rock mite tentec 1340 witch I still have it built lots of cool stuff.not smart just followed ins. hi hi . not real fast was overwhelmed at first .enjoyed very much. tell john I been getting up in yrs also so I will never catch him hi hi GOD bless one and all jim 3998 .

WH6LE - Nice conditions here in NC tonight. Glad to be back and had fun as usual. Pete

WB0PYF - Band condx were good on 20 and 80. Had fun, good to see so many new members, The KX3 rocks, 72 Ray

NF5U - Another fun qrp sprint, thanks to all that copied my signal, 73's

KN1H - Thanks for another fun sprint. Conditions were long, never heard anyone from my own call area. Dipole blew down so back to my old reliable end-fed wire. .

AB8FJ - Very enjoyable sprint. Great conditions on 40 & 20 tonight. Used my K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. Key used was my Lafayette Radio Electronics Bug purchased back in 1972. .

W9ILF - RIG MFJ 9040 at 900mw. 40 meters was in good shape. I enjoyed the sprint tonight very much with my single band radio. Thanks for the QSO's and fun. Hope to catch next month's sprint with the same set up. Ivin .

K3WWP - Now that's more like it. My horrible noise of the past several months vanished a couple weeks ago. Now my noise is only about S3-4 on 20, S4-5 on 40, and S6 on 80. That sure makes a difference. My 56 QSOs this evening was one short of my pre-noise record of 57 way back in December 2010. My 24 SPCs one short of 25 in June 2013. Before the sprint I set a primary goal of 50 QSOs if my noise was gone, and a secondary goal of 60 QSOs. Fell a bit short of the 60, but hey, more important than any totals or score is the amount of fun I had. That was really a joy this evening. Everyone I worked was pretty much armchair copy. I guess around 40-45 QSOs came from my CQs. Thanks to all I worked with special thanks to N0AR for a triple play with QSOs on 20, 40, and 80. Now if the noise just stays away, maybe I can make that goal of 60 in a coming month.

N4ERM - Lots of good fists. Too bad I'm not one of them! .

KC3RN - Had a blast tonight. Was able to run stations for the first time. Great to hear and work some "regulars", like AB3RU and W2SH. Thanks for being there! Was really happy with the way the IC-7100 performed. All in all, a fun night!

WG8Y - Hi all, Started on 40m but went to 20m after a few minutes. Wow,best I've heard 20m in a while from NC. Most I have ever worked on 20m.W9RFX in MN with 1 watt was a solid S5 & KB9ILT in IL.was 20 over.Went to 40m & more gud signals.Stayed for 3 Q's then went to see what 80M was like. Found WB0PYF FOR OUR 3RD QSO OF THE NITE. Tnxs Ray. Fun nite. Hope everyone had a gud time. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

WB4OMM - It's been a while...but I'm back for the fun! And fun it was! Bands here were very quiet and signals pretty good. Also used my Elecraft KX-3 for the entire sprint. Only had a few I had to pull out, and I worked lotsa folks on 20m! I stayed there for the brunt of the time as the conditions were so good. Finally went to 40M for mults with about 35 mins left! Was good to work many folks I work regularly - WA2JSG, K4KRN, N8ZYA, W2SH, K0CW , W4DUK, was a fun time and VERY rewarding! And I think the KX-3 is now the radio of choice for my CW QRP entries at home! 72/73 to all!!! Steve WB4OMM

WA4SPJ - Band conditions were really good in eastern Carolina. The noise level on 40 was bearable. Really enjoyed working some new stations. All in all, a really fun night on 40 meters.

NO2D - Lots of QRN on 40 & 80. Over S-9 on 80. Fast QSB on most signals. Storms and rain in the Denver area made copy tough tonight. I hope I got everyone's info right. Thanks to all who make the sprints possible. Pete, NO2D

W3TTT - I only had a half hour but made three contacts. I thought that I would try 80 meters this time. I answered cq's for each contact.

KB0ETU - Last entry (K4CQ) is not listed in membership and the number does not match with call. Guess I screwed this one up. Good sprint, although band conditions were poor. Thanks guys for organizing this and also to those who participated. Used K-2 with G5RV up 35 feet. 72, Phil

KB3AAG - Another real enjoyable sprint! I only ran 1.5 watt tonight. All contacts were in reply to my CQ NA calls so there are a lot of great ears out there. As per my agreement with myself unless beat this time May will be at one watt and June at QRPp! Temp outside is 32 perhaps it's time to shoot that #@&% groundhog! I hope to see yoall next month same time same place GEE AINT IT FUN THO? Frank

KG5HCF - Enjoyed the sprint as always. Got a little action on 20, 40 & 80m tonite. My apologies to VE7HI. I just didn't have enough punch to get thru. 73's Dave KG5HCF .

N0AR - Greetings from MN had a bit of snow in the Twin Cities today, so good nite to be in on the radio. Cndx were the best I've heard in months. 20 held in until late in the sprint. Clean sweep with John, dropped to 80 just to see if I could catch anyone. Thanks. 72's guys - Scott N0AR

W7PAZ - My first Sprint. Enjoyed it. Thanks for the contacts.

K9OSC - Tonight 20 meters was the best band for me. Good strong signals and very quiet. 40 meters was noisy and lots of QRN from a storm that had just passed through. Had to ask for some repeats so thanks for the help. Good bunch on tonight including 5 non-members. Glad to see them trying our Sprints. See you next month.

K4DXV - Apologies to everyone: My number is actually 2189, not 2159 as I sent it. I was wrong, but at least I was consistently wrong! Credit old age, a VERY long time since my last sprint, and sort of getting "caught with my britches down." I'm in the process of rebuilding the station with a new rig I've only had for a week -- still learning -- and a new computer that doesn't have GenLog installed. I came across VE7YU calling "CQ NA" and worked him. The "CQ NA" didn't register in my brain! (Yeah, it's been a LONG time since I worked a sprint). At that point I was at full 100W output and wondered why he was sending me these digits after my RST. I just shrugged, 73'd him, and went back to farting around on the computer. When I heard him make another contact, the exchange finally registered and the proverbial light came on. I went to the NAQCC web site and realized what was going on. I hate to admit it, but I had actually forgotten about NAQCC and the sprints, and I used to enjoy them so much and used to hardly ever miss one. So, anyway, I cranked power down to 5W and worked VE7YU again. That was about 0145. I had to keep a paper log and type it into the autologger after the contest. Times are just estimates, so it probably ain't going to pass muster. Thanks to everyone for the Q's, and sorry again for sending the wrong number. I'll try to be better prepared next month! :-)

W4DUK - Haven't worked three bands in a Sprint in quite a while. Also worked five new stations for me. Had a fun time. 72/73 to all.

K0CW - Been a while since I have been able to participate but always a pleasure.

AE7CG - On 20M the QRN was moderate, but still heard many stations and was able to work quite a few. We had rain in northern Arizona, and the trap vertical antenna always works better when wet. 73, Loren AE7CG .

N4WD - First time able to really spend time in contest. Boy was it fun. The newly added 4SQQRP antenna tuner and the HI-PER-MITE (which was the biggest help) made the MFJ 40m Cub great to work with. The contest was worked with the above all on 12v battery. Ready for the field now. .

KF7WNS - Great turnout tonight. Sorry I had to leave early. All my action was on 20m with my K1 and long wire. See you all next time.

KA1JHH - First time trying this .

N8XMS - I had a pretty good night with 2 QSOs on 20 meters and 29 QSOs on 40 meters. Band conditions here were really only so-so but there seemed to be plenty of participants around to work.

AB3RU - Great sprint tonite. Stayed on 40 meters the whole time, and started slow, but picked up. Made a non member contact, so that was fun. Only played for an hour and then it was time for bed. See everyone next week

NQ2W - Good conditions here but limited time for operating. 6 QSOs on 20 and 13 on 40. This may be my last sprint from this QTH as we have our house on the market. We plan on building a new retirement home in the near future on a large lot up north in Warren County...plenty of room for antennas but a lot of work ahead of us. Until next time, 72/73, Will

WS1K - This was only my second NAQCC Sprint. This was fun! I'm sorry I've missed so many.

K9JWV - As usual for most contests, this one continues to favor the east coast...that's ok...just sayin' Opted to run at QRPp power but didn't notice the K index was 5! 20 was the pits out here - 1 Q - - but 40, in between a TV show, produced 4 Qs.

WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters! I fired up the ol' Argo 509 agn last night. The Bands were in great shape. 20m was really open nicely. 40 was also very good condx. One of the better nights for our sprints. I was pleased to work several new members wid #'s uo in the 8000's, Welcome to all of you newcomers. Also nice to work old friends too. This was the 1st sprint in many months that propagation was good to the east coast. I hope to see many of you at FDIM next month. 73 Gregg .

K4WLW - Was only able to work the last few minutes of the Sprint last night, so only had 2 QSO's, but hey, I don't mind being in last place ... participating and having fun with QRP CW is what matters. I think I have a direct line to K4KRW in NC as I seem to work him every Sprint! 20m was quiet, and QRN on 80m was brutal, so 40m was the band for me here in Florida. KX3 at 5W, 125' End Fed Sloper, Begali Sculpture Mono key. Thanks to all who put on these Sprints ... they are fun! See you next Month. 72 - Bill

WB8ENE - Made more contacts than usual. 20 meters was a bit slow, but 40 was hopping. Nice to contact you again Werner, N8BB. Yes, it has been a long time. Thanks for all the contacts, and see you in the next sprint. 73, Art

KA5TJS - WOW 20 meters was hot! I never gave so many 599 reports in one of these contests before. Just stayed on that band for about an hour and hunt and pounce. Did the whole thing with the IC 7410 @ 5 watts and the 80 meter dipole. Used the Vibroplex straight key and had a great time. CU all next month.

KQ1P - Once again I made a valiant effort to complete at least 1 QSO. Not my best sprint, but I did improve over last month (no QSO's). 72/73 John

K1IX - activity slow at start but picked up last hour..gud fun ! 73 Frank

AK4NY - Had numerous interruptions with phone calls and dogs, I probably had 5-6 more QSO's than are reflected in the log, I was scribbling all over a pad and lost track of what was what with the interruptions. Maybe next month, I will have some quiet time during the sprint.

KD3CA - Many thanks to all who called, 40 mtrs was very good for me , but lots of QRM . Great fun . Looking forward to next sprint.72, 73, Don

KA2KGP - Great turnout and very good bands this sprint. 20m. was open for the first 1/2 hr. Making 30 QSO's was easy with the nice band conditions.. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key.

N4MJ - 40m experienced a temporary fail early on. Moved to 20m, then it got quiet. Back to 40m, which was alive and kickin'. Thanks to all for the Qs. Good to work John, W3WWP & Paul, N8XMS. Thanks for all you guys do for AR and NAQCC. Nice bunch of folks on these Sprints. 73 de n4mj

N8ZYA - My best results to date, mostly on 40 meters but found short contacts on 20 meters as well. Another good night in WV with 17 contacts with 15 different states. A great signal from WV8DH in WV and I also worked Paul N8XMS in Michigan. To make everything much better, I'm a new Grandpa with the arrival of "triplets" this morning. Two boys and one girl. That brings my total to eight with five girls and three boys. WOW... it doesn't get any better than today for both "Grand kids" and "Radio".

VE3GNU - At this end---signals either very strong or very weak, and not sure why! Argonaut V @5 w and ground mounted old DX77 Vertical with counterpoise and no radials. Thanks to all for their patience and participation. .

K1SX - tnx all! 20 is back.

KA8KUF - 40 meters was fairly stable from Michigan. Could dig out some weak signals. Rig is Kenwood TS-590sg, antenna a windom and key is a Begali Spark.

AA4MI - Quiet FL weather (no static/t-storms)allowed more QSOs and better operating condx. 73, Carl, AA4MI

KE5YUM - Twenty meters was strong in North Texas. Thanks to all who worked me. Terry

N8BB - Started out not really expecting much but after seeing some calling CQ get over run by callers I decided to CQ also. I got into quite a run and was very happy to see the contacts roll in fast. Remember to try calling CQ on and off, not everyone knows where you are til you call out. Many new friends made and had a blast. K3 5w Fan dipole.

WA2FBN - Fun sprint - lots of sigs on bands. Used my "hot" modified SPEED-X key. Added the wooden screw top from a large (12oz) CHOLULA Hot Sauce bottle for knob. I like the new feel of the key. Knob now kind of dwarfs the key. Thanks to all who copied my sig. 72 Ken

N2ESE - Great sprint! I worked WA9VEE three bands!BUT I could not get NJ my own state and called W2SH many times!!KB3AAG was blasting in with his low power.The last ten minutes I called CQ-NA and even know I've been a Ham 53 years it;s still hard to understand a call if I only hear it one time!Hi-Hi!!73 Gary-#5555

KA5PVB - Time limited to about 50 minutes due to the local radio club meeting on same day/time as the Sprint. Still had a lot of fun and hope to improve my performance in the future. LAST PLACE IS STILL BETTER THEN NO-SHOW! Chuck - KA5PVB

K4JPN - 20M was hot for the sprint in Georgia, tried 80M and 40M, called and tuned, but no luck on those bands. 72, Steve K4JPN

K0FNR - Loud signals--also worked a SOTA station in CA CQing on 14.061 in the middle of the event.

VA3KOT - Propagation conditions were bad but still got through for the first hour. QRP works! .

AA0W - Conditions on 40 Meters was good during the 2 hours. .

VE7YU - Thought the contest started at 0130.Luckily I got in the shack 'early' so only missed 25 minutes. Twenty was good for almost the whole two hours with KB9ILT pounding in at an honest 10 over. Lots of fun as usual...thanks for the Q's Gord VE7YU K3, N1MM+ .

AA7VW - Another great sprint. 20 was good here in Oregon but 40 was pretty noisy. I used my 8 x 8 foot shack located on a farm nearby but forgot my earphones. Heavy rain started about 5 minutes before the sprint and made copying signals very difficult initially. Thanks to all those who had to put up with my requested repeats. I stopped at about a half hour before the end due to cold fingers and my increasing mistakes. Thanks to everybody who put up with my slow speed. Looking forward to the next sprint.

W4KRN - Just did some S&P the last hour, but the bands seemed in good shape. Hope to make more contacts the next sprint. 72 .

N6IET - Band conditions were pretty bad, with a minor geomagnetic storm and K = 5. This time I used my Weber Tri-Bander with the American Morse MS2 miniature straight key. .

K6MGO - Using the K3 into a 50' doublet strong in the garage was able to make 2 contacts on 20 & 4 on 40m. Bands were not as good as lost month, but still managed to make some contacts and have fun. Next month should be better, Tnx to all for making the Sprint a lot of fun. 73, CU next month. Bill, K6MGO, #259 .

W2BJN - Ten-Tec O7 @ 5W to 65 ft end fed wire up 18 ft. Started on 20m with 25 contacts. Conditions very good with S2 noise level. Finished on 40m with 6 contacts. Noise level S4, but certainly workable. Enjoyed this Sprint! Thanks to all for your patience, repeats and fills. See ya'll next month. 72, Joel

AK3X - Only had an hour of mostly uninterrupted time but 40 meters was in good shape. Used my new MFJ-9296 with the 40 meter module. Fun radio. See you all next month.. 72 Peter


NF8M - I realized it was sprint night only after making plans to go out to dinner with the XYL, so I only had a half hour or so. Signals were great tonight though - wish I had more time (but dinner was pretty good too). 72 all.

VE7HI - Fun as usual-used HB1B with Bencher straight key. 72 - CUL! .

KD9VT - I had a great time. I love contesting and sprints like this are great fun. I have been operating CW for only 2 months and I love it. It will be my main mode from now on. The CW folk are a different a very good way. Thanks to all of you.

VE3FUJ - This started as a nice sprint with plenty of activity and quiet cdx's thing were shaping up to be a record (for me) Sprint. But unfortunately I only had the first 1/2 hr to spare. Family matters as it were. Brion 3011 .

WB1GYZ - Was bothered by S-9+ noise for a long time and thought it was cdx. Finally did some snooping with an old handheld low freq. direction finder made for boaters. The unit lead me down the road to the offending pole. Electric utility fixed the problem and said they saw "long finger-like static discharge" between components. What a joy not having to pull sigs thru hash anymore. Many tks to the volunteers who make these events possible.

WB3T - Boy my Gap Eagle seems to have a pipeline to VA! That is a gain antenna, right? It seems to be about 10 dB below the dipole and it's capacitively tuned on 40 (lossy) so I'm not sure. It sure does have a different pattern though. I used my new (second) K1 this time and had 10 Q's, not bad for me. I ran a frequency for a short bit, then went S&P, all on 40 meters. Thanks to the guys I worked. Enjoyed the sprint as always! 72, Bob. .

W2SH - 20m stayed open for about an hour more than has recently been the case. Activity on 40m and 80m seemed less than in the March sprint, but this perception may be because conditions on these two bands were less favorable than they had been then.

KJ4R - 30 Minutes before the start of the sprint my 75 pound Boxer (the kind with 4 legs) jabbed me in my eye with his paw and gave me a nasty tear on my left eyeball that I'm still recovering from. At the time I didn't know how bad it was and didn't want to miss the sprint so I hung in there for a few contacts before dealing with the pain and trying to tame my bug got the best of me. Condx on 40 seemed pretty good and thanks to everyone who put up with my terrible fist on the bug. Going to practice up for next month and the XYL says no more wrestling with the dog! 72

N2WZP - Best conditions yet for a sprint I've worked. lots of participation and great operating all around...this is just a blast thanks to all who donate their time to making it happen and making it fun!

AA2VG - As usual I had fun. It was good to hear 20 meters open at night on the east coast. Rig KX3, battery power with Bencher straight key. 72 Peter AA2VG

NN0SS - Good conditions on 20 and 40 meters

N5GW - KX3 at 5W to HB tuner and CFZ. Not only had 20M opened up, it stayed full of sprinters for at least one and a half hours, after which most had gone to 40M. That band had a bit of QRN but was otherwise in good condition. 80M has gotten too noisy already. I did mostly hunt and pounce, but noticed the ops who find a place to sit and call CQ seem to make the most QSO's. It must be due in part to the spotting networks. However only those with the best signals can use that approach. CU all next month.

K1SN - This was my first NAQCC one struggling with improving my CW performance, I noticed a definite improvement in my copying skill after the Sprint...yes, Virginia, it really does work!

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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, April 13, 2016 0030-0230Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint.