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.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
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
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'
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'
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
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
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'
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
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'
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'
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
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
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP 56 54 110 24 2640 x1.5 3960 ~110' attic rw (80/40) attic dpl (20)
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.
NF5U 24 22 46 18 828 x1.5 1242 40/80m trap dipole at 33ft
N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials
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'
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
KD0V 37 34 71 25 1775 x1.5 2663 Cf Zepp @ 50Ft
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
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'
N2ESE 24 24 48 17 816 816 80M+40M+OCF-dipoles
K2ZD 9 9 18 9 162 162 Dipole at 40 feet
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
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
N5DUX 4 4 8 3 24 24 Vertical HF9V
W5LIF 2 2 4 2 8 8 Dpl@15'
AA7CU 6 6 12 4 48 48 6' whip using 8 radials @ 12'
N0DA 4 4 8 4 32 32 G5RV@50'
KE8DI 44 41 85 20 1700 1700 130' Doublet @ 40'
WA8SAN 21 21 42 13 546 546 G5RV @ 25 Ft.
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'
VE7YU 29 29 58 18 1044 1044 80 meter OCF dipole at 70 feet
VE3GNU 4 4 8 2 16 16 Gnd mtd vert
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
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):
$ 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: 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
K2UFT - ALMOST A NEAR MISS, GLAD TO GET 2 CONTACTS, BETTER REMINDER SYSTEM NEXT MONTH!
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, WH6LE......it 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
KK4KO - THIS WOULD BE FUN IF I DIDN'T STOP AND CHAT. I COULD BE COMPETIVE IF WE COULD COUNT MINUTES PER QSO AS A BONUS. HIHI
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 breed....in 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 Sprint....as 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
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint.