Aug 2016 QRP/CW Sprint (#142)
N2CN Comments - Final count is 118 logs.
K3WWP Comments - The results below are final. Thanks for upping our log totals a bit this month to 118. Let's move over 120 again starting next month and move on up from there.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB1GYZ 27 26 53 16 848 x2 1696 Modified Delta Loop
N1JI 26 26 52 15 780 x2 1560 163' doublet@25'
K1IEE 17 16 33 14 462 x2 924 OCF long wire@30'
KN1H 18 17 35 13 455 x2 910 END FED WIRE @50'
KB1UOH 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 Vertical
W2SH 52 51 103 25 2575 x2 5150 270' dpl@45'
KA2KGP 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 Dipole up 25 ft.
WA2JSG 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 Vertical elevated at 10'
AA2VG 14 13 27 10 270 x2 540 Carolina Windom 10-80 @40ft
W2JEK 14 13 27 9 243 x2 486 20m gnd pl, 40/80 end fed, both at 20 ft
AB3RU 24 23 47 14 658 x2 1316 G7fek@33'
KC3DOF 22 21 43 14 602 x2 1204 ZS6BKW - G5RV - dpl@25'
KD3CA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 132 ft Windom @33 ft
WH6LE 44 42 86 23 1978 x2 3956 Horizontal wire loop @ 45', 215' long
WM3X 28 28 56 17 952 x2 1904 Gnd mtd vert
W4OEP 25 24 49 15 735 x2 1470 Inverted Ell
NA4O 21 20 41 14 574 x2 1148 Dipole@45'
N3CKI 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Dipole@20'
K9IA 16 15 31 13 403 x2 806 Gnd mtd vert
K4ARQ 14 14 28 13 364 x2 728 EF Zepp@50'
WG8Y 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 HB 40-80 DP 40ft & hb 20m wire vert
K3ZGA 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 PAR EndFed as Inv L @ 25'
W4DUK 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 End-fed Zepp @20'
N4WD 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 80 mtr OCF@40 Ft
WA4SPJ 13 12 25 8 200 x2 400 Long wire @ 30ft
K4JPN 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 Zepp
KB0ETU 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Dpl@35'
WA4CHQ 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Boat mtd invV@20'
WD8OUX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 100 foot long wire tuned with tuner
N5GW 43 43 86 22 1892 x2 3784 CFZ @ 50'
WB4BIN 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Attic dpl@15'
N5NK 18 17 35 10 350 x2 700 20m sloper fed at 35', 40m inv vee up 45
WI5H 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 Loop @20'
WB5UAA 17 17 34 9 306 x2 612 R6000@20'
KA5TJS 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80 mtr dipole @ 30 ft.
KE5YUM 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Buddistick
KA5PVB 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Full Size G5RV at 30 FT.
WK6L 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Windom(Inverted Vee),Up 35ft, 40M/20M
W6STR 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 G5RV@30'
KG6UBG 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 OCFD @ 30'
K6MGO 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 50' doublet in garage rafters
W6FPS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Trapped Vertical
KF7WNS 16 15 31 10 310 x2 620 135' OCF Long Wire @ 45'
KC7DM 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 135' dpl @ 60 ft
K9JWV 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 51' inverted U wid 26 elevated radials
K7ZI 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 OCF Dipole, inverted "L" apex @ 50'
AE7CG 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl@10'
WU7F 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inv Vee @ 30'
NF8M 43 43 86 20 1720 x2 3440 80m OCF dpl @35ft
WB8LZG 37 35 72 21 1512 x2 3024 Dpl@30'
WB8ENE 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 40M dipole @ 15' / 20M dipole @ 20'
W9CC 26 24 50 15 750 x2 1500 6btv
NX1K 20 20 40 15 600 x2 1200 Long Wire
WB9HFK 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 Hustler 6BTV GND MTD with 56 Radials
KA9DVX 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 G5RV JR@25FT
KA9FQG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV @ 37ft
N0TA 36 36 72 20 1440 x2 2880 Vertical & doublet@30'
KD0DK 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 117' qso king end fed antenna
NO2D 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 20m dipole at 30'
NN0SS 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 EDZ @35'
KC0DD 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 170ft.long wire, dx88 vert
KA8HDE 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 G5RV @ 30'
NQ0RP 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 G5RV jr attic mounted - about 20' agl
VE3DQN 21 20 41 13 533 x2 1066 Mltbnd vert; 40M loop@8mtrs; 80M dipole
VE3FUJ 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 G5RV @ 50'
VE7HI 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Cushcraft vert 8 ft off grnd
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1SX 12 12 24 7 168 x1.5 252 Fan dipole @ 50'
K3WWP 31 30 61 15 915 x1.5 1373 ~110' attic rnd wire, attic 20m dpl
AK4NY 35 33 68 23 1564 x1.5 2346 G5RV @ 35 feet
WZ2N 21 21 42 14 588 x1.5 882 G5RV @30'
KJ4R 16 15 31 12 372 x1.5 558 Gnd mtd vertical
KA1DBE 12 12 24 8 192 x1.5 288 Gnd Mtd Vert
WA2EDN 9 9 18 8 144 x1.5 216 DIPOLE UP 30 FT
WB4SNU 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Long wire up 8ft.
NF5U 31 30 61 20 1220 x1.5 1830 40/80m trap dipole at 33ft
K5IX 7 7 14 5 70 x1.5 105 Dipole@20'
N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
N8XMS 28 27 55 16 880 x1.5 1320 R7 Vertical
KD0V 28 27 55 16 880 x1.5 1320 Cf Zepp @ 50Ft
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 28 27 55 14 770 770 ZS6BKW@60'
W1PID 16 16 32 14 448 448 Windom OCF 35 feet
KB1M 15 15 30 11 330 330 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft
AA0FD 8 8 16 7 112 112 G5RV @ 45'
K4RHG 3 3 6 3 18 18 End-fed dipole
K2YGM 61 57 118 27 3186 3186 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV mini
N2ESE 7 7 14 7 98 98 OCF-Dipole@25ft.
WA2FBN 4 4 8 3 24 24 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft
@KC2IGE 17 16 33 12 396 396 DPL at 35f
KB3AAG 10 10 20 10 200 200 Vert loop tp 30 ft
KC3RN 8 8 16 8 128 128 Carolina Windom@35'
K3RLL 10 9 19 6 114 114 G5RVjr @ 35'
N3IOD 7 7 14 6 84 84 80 mtr ocf antenna up about 35 feet
N4KS 54 51 105 23 2415 2415 Dpl@33'
N4MJ 46 44 90 22 1980 1980 Windom
KU4A 21 21 42 14 588 588 Sloping dipole @ 40'
K4WLW 19 19 38 12 456 456 125' End-Fed Sloper
AA4MI 16 16 32 11 352 352 Dpl@25'
W2FAL 11 11 22 10 220 220 G5RV @ 45'
WD4EXI 10 10 20 10 200 200 Dpl@35'
K4KRW 10 10 20 9 180 180 Dipole@35'
KI4WFJ 9 9 18 7 126 126 OCF dipole @40
KI4EZL 3 3 6 3 18 18 End-Fed 33' wire with balan@10'
$KF5RZG 5 5 10 4 40 40 G5RV@30'
N8QY 14 14 28 13 364 364 G5rv
AB8FJ 12 11 23 8 184 184 Inverted L@15'
WA8SAN 6 6 12 6 72 72 End Fed @ 15 Ft.
N9SE 10 9 19 6 114 114 Inverted Vee @68'
K9EYT 7 7 14 6 84 84 G5RV at 25'
K9OSC 9 8 17 7 119 119 CF Zepp 30'
N0MII 8 8 16 5 80 80 Delta loop@25'
WD0K 5 5 10 4 40 40 Delta loop @ 30'
K0NIA 4 4 8 4 32 32 G5rv@35'
VE7YU 22 20 42 10 420 420 80M OCF dipole @70 ft
VE3IDS 11 10 21 8 168 168 Doublet at 35'
VE3FAO 8 8 16 8 128 128 Loop @ 25'
VE3GNU 6 6 12 5 60 60 Multiband-dpl @35'
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI 53 51 104 29 3016 x2 6032 TH6DXX at 55'; 88' cf zepp at 50'.
G3RSP 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 3 el yagi@35'
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: 118
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 168
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,832
States represented: 39 + BC ON + CM SP
N9SE - Limited effort tonight due to storms in the area.
WU7F - Nice to work a "local" 73
K3RLL - FT817nd to G5RVjr - Nice to hear 20m open this evening both before and during our Sprint. Didn't last long, but it was refreshing. 40m was again the far easier band with lots of moderately strong signals. Nice to work several ops so near my winter FL back yard, so to speak. Thanks for the contacts. 72 ... Don
KI4WFJ - FORGOT I NEEDED TIME SO LOG WAS A BIT FUDGED. HAD FUN; PLAYED THE FIRST 1.5HR ON MY PFR-3B. ONLY SPRINT I'VE MADE THIS SUMMER. USED THE PADDLES THIS TIME AS THAT'S WHAT I NEED PRACTICE WITH. .
KB0ETU - Missed last months sprint. Almost made up for it this month. Bands died about 0145z except for QRM/QRN. Aaaahh, there's still the Olympics! Enjoyed the sprint. Thanks for the contacts. 72, Phil .
N8XMS - I decided to dust off my old bug for the sprint and I should probably apologize for that! I spent most of my time on 40 meters and despite a lot of QRN I made quite a few contacts. It was a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone for the QSOs.
N0TA - Pretty good night on 20m. 40m a bit noisy. K3, vertical & doublet @30', Gen Log, Begali Spark. Thanks for the Q's!
WA2EDN - ONLY WORKED 40M OTHERS WERE BAD. HAD A GREAT TIME. .
WG8Y - Pulled the plug at 10PM or 0200Z. Had a long day getting everything ready for early Wed. AM leave for trip back up to Ohio.Not looking forward to 9 hours in the seat but will be QRP/mobile. Will do more listening than transmitting but surprising what I do work sometimes. Anyway, enjoyed doing some S&Ping tonite. worked a couple doubles.Sorry to a couple that I called & they faded on me om 20M. Gonna hit the hay.Tnxs all for being on the Sprints & a big Tnxs to the guys that make it happen. 72 all from N.C. Mark WG8Y
K4KRW - I had company tonight so I didn't get much time in the sprint. I got 10 contacts pretty quickly on 40m. Thanks everyone! 73, Richard
WD8OUX - First time submitting entry into the NAQCC Sprint. Enjoyed it. Only 3 contacts, but am pleased considering I was using 5 watts with a long wire antenna. Ended a little before the end of the contest, because it was later than I usually stay up. Hope I did everything correctly.
AB8FJ - Stayed on 40 meters for the sprint. Interesting conditions tonight. Worked two stations in Canada. Stations in IA and MN were very loud tonight. Rig used was my K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. Thanks for the contacts tonight. .
AB3RU - Great sprint tonight. I stayed on 40 the whole sprint and even though they were calling for storms here in SWPA the band was quiet and pleasant to listen to. One station in 4 land was just barely above the noise and I couldn't pull out the whole call - sorry I missed you. Missed last month due to a visit from an old friend, so starting my streak over again. See you all next month!
WH6LE - Had trouble being heard on 20 here in NC so went early to 40 where band was working. Pete
WA2JSG - Made 5 QSOs on 20m, 7 QSOs on 40m, and 3 QSOs on 80m. Ran my IC-703 5 watts from a 12v battery pack into a multi-band vertical. Kent Str Key. See y'all next month.
KC0DD - ONLY 3ND. SPRINT HAD A BALL RUNING NEW IC 7300 THE FILTERS REALLY HELP TX FOR YOUR PATIENCE I AM NOT FAST 40 YRS STILL NOT FAST HI HI AT 74 I MIGHT HAVE PEAKED HI HI HAVE A BLESSED DAY 73 72 JIM KC0DD
K9IA - Haven't used a straight key for 45 years. Need more practice.
KJ4R - Started out on 20 and went to 40 in the second hour. Conditions seemed pretty good on both bands. Ran PFR3B with 5 watts. Thanks to everyone for the contacts 73/72
N4KS - K2@5w. Another good Sprint. Thanks for the Qs and 73, Ken
AA2VG - Had fun as usual. Tonight I was running 5 watts from my new ICOM IC 7300. It seems to have nice RX on CW qrp. Nice to say hello to the members. 73 Peter/AA2VG
KN1H - Got a late start due to family event but glad to get on. Lost a couple of QSOs due to deep QSB. Signals went from S9 to gone in seconds. It's always interesting and fun! .
K9JWV - Only had an hour. 40 meters was THE band here in s/w UT. C'mon fall/winter contest season!!! .
K1IEE - Again 40M was the place to be. Tried 20M after the first hour and worked N3HEE then went back to 40M. Things slowed down the last hour. Worked KC2IGE not a member maybe he will join NAQCC. Thanks to all 73 Dick
N1JI - It was great to work my friends K1IEE and W1PID in the sprint tonight. Conditions weren't great here; A lot of signals were right at, or just above, the noise level but it was still a fun two hours. Bob, K2YGM was by far the strongest signal here in NH and I managed to work him on all three bands (Thanks Bob!). 72 to all - I'm looking forward to next month. .
K3WWP - After playing with my Popsicle stick key in the last sprint, I decided to go back to the bug this month. What's a Popsicle stick key, you ask? See the August NAQCC newsletter. Somewhat unusual conditions here on 40 meters. Outside of 1 MD QSO, I had no other QSOs from adjacent states which is very unusual. Couldn't even get any on 80 meters which was very noisy and only had one QSO there which is also unusual. Actually it was almost like the IA QSO Party. I worked 3 stations from IA - again highly unusual. Still it was a lot of fun. I was really in a contesting mood tonight. It often seems when I am that way, I don't do as well as when I'm not in much of a contesting mood. At least it is nice to still have that horrible local noise absent that plagued me for so long. Thanks to all for the QSOs. Nice to work some new folks I haven't worked in our sprints before.
N4WD - UP power by battery voltage, but counts still the same. 3 watts 1 watt not much change. hope things get better when winter gets here HIHI.
N5NK - First time in a long time. On 20m everybody was stacked on top of one another. QRO ragchewers had 40m pretty well blocked. Oh well, that's what makes a QRP sprint such good training!
W2JEK - Got on late, only for last 45 minutes. Conditions seemed pretty good. Had QSO'S on 20, 40, and 80. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W to simple antennas. Lot of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135
WD0K - Nice sprint! worked two members from the Twin Cities area in MN. First time in long time thats happened. Thanks for the q's 72' Rich/wd0k .
WZ2N - Great time as usual. Conditions really weren't good. I worked a lot of stations I've never heard in a sprint before. That is always fun. I was hopeful for better conditions on 20m like it has been all week but it was not to be. Thanks to all who make it happen each month.
WB4BIN - Much better Sprint for me this month. The signals on 20 meters were pretty weak, but I still managed 6 QSOs. At the end of the first hour, I snuck out in the backyard and put up my "stealth" 40 meter antenna (have to avoid the HOA police). Picked up 11 more QSOs on 40 meters. Had lots of fun, and I'm looking forward to the next one!
AE7CG - Thanks to K4BAI, AB9CA, and K2YGM for this month's 20M QSOs. 72 from northern Arizona, Loren.
KF7WNS - Sounded like a good turnout tonight. 20m was in good shape for the first hour and that's all the time I could spend. Was getting into New England well tonight, I think I made Worked-All-New-Hampshire. Thanks everyone, see you next month.
WI5H - Ran my HB transceiver with a test lash-up DSP unit running Quisk on a Raspberry Pi3 to process IQ, do bandwith filtering and drive panadapter. It worked fine. I never missed the noise from the PC I have used before. C U next time. 72 Mike .
VE7YU - Cndx poor and high QRN levels but managed to work the East coast-tnx K0ZK (Me) 73, Gord K3 5W
KC3RN - Tough night tonight. High noise level here, and could only operate for 45 minutes. Still had a good time,
WB4SNU - First time operating in a sprint. I didn't have time to work the full time. Band was very noisy here and had a hard time hearing. It was fun being the first time and look forward to operating more sprints or contest.
WA4CHQ - I THINK THIS MAY HAVE BEEN MY FIRST NAQCC SPRINT. MY WATCH STOPPED AFTER THE SECOND QSO...HI....HAD FUN. USING A FT-817ND, INV VEE AND COOTIE. .
WB5UAA - 20 was good, 40 was noisy for me.
K4WLW - Greetings fellow Sprinters. 20m was the money band for me in FL for the first hour. Very nice condx. Picked up a few on 40m during the last hour, and even got 1 on 80m with the usual summertime S8 noise level. Rig was K3s at 5W into a 125' end fed sloper. Key was a Begali Sculpture Mono. Many thanks to those that put on these sprints. It's a lot of work and we all appreciate it. Great fun. 72 until next month. Bill
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, 88' cf zepp at 50'. Good conditions on 20 and 40. 80 was noisy. The only station I could identify under the QRN on 80 was NF8M. QSOs by band: 20M: 23. 40M: 30. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
KA5TJS - The band was much better than I expected! I gave out a few 599's. Spent my hour on 20 meters and did well for me. One of these days I will work the whole 2 hours. Thanks to all who pulled me out and CU all next month.
KA2KGP - Nice turnout & pretty good band conditions this sprint. 20m. was open, 40 was good & some QRN on 80, noisy but useable. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key.
WB8LZG - Hello fellow Sprintateers! I fired up the trusty Argo 509 last night in anticipation of the fun. And I was not disappointed. 20 was there, but not very strong. I did get quite a few QSOs es Mults there , switching between 20 es 40. 40 was great ! Peanut whisles from 7.030 t0 7.050 es lots of action. I had a nice little run on 40 fer abt 15 mins. SRI to several of u who I heard calling , but could not grab the call. Some DEEP QSB out there !I missed N5NK early in the sprint, there one min, gone the next, but we did "HOOK UP" later fer the QSO so that was gud. There were times I also had several answers to my CQ's. Big welcome to new members W2FAL es N3CKI, glad to hv in the log! I usually pull the plug around 10pm, but I was doing so well, I just kept on playing radio ! I even went to 80 fer the last 15 mins to grab a few new mults. Very FB fun ! Got my best sprint score yet ! 39 QSO's wid 37 members ! Definetly worth the extra 1/2 hr! 73 to all old friends es new, G regg WB8LZG
WB8ENE - This was my 75th NAQCC sprint! I tried 20 meters, but only managed to make one contact, so the rest were made on 40. Used the Elecraft K1 and the Bencher straight key again. There were a lot of static crashes due to storms in the area, but I operated my usual 8:30 to 9:30 time slot. Maybe when I retire, I'll try working the entire sprint. Well, on to the next goal of 100 sprints. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art .
KU4A - With this Sprint I complete 108 consecutive months of at least one participation point (that's 9 years for those of you who are mathematically impaired :-) ). Nothing like K3WWP's amazing QSO-a-day streak, but fun nonetheless.
K7ZI - ONLY WORKED LAST HOUR OF SPRINT. HEARD KC8JR BUT NEVER CAME BACK (MY FIRST CONTACT). SIGNALS LIGHT & DIFFICULT TO COPY. LOTS OF QRM FROM HIGH POWER STATION CAUSING RADIO TO DESENSE. CAMPED OUT ON 7.030 & CALLED CQ NA THE ENTIRE HOUR. ALWAYS FUN NO MATTER WHAT THE CONDITIONS.
AA4MI - AA4MI-Surprised so many stations operating in spite of the Rio Olympics!
KI4EZL - This was a tuff one. Loads of noise and QRM. I had fun though, and will do it again. .
AK4NY - This was a great sprint for me. Bands worked opposite of forecast - I couldn't hear much on 20 but 20 was supposed to be good, 40 was hot with a forecast of poor, so go figure, CQ and hope for the best. QRN was up so I had some difficulty getting some callsigns of folks who could hear me, sorry if I didn't respond to you. Hope to see you on the air soon 72/73 de Tom
K2YGM - Condx seemed reasonable on 20 to start, but didn't last very long..I was surprised at the short skip to New England which didnt seem to last too long either. 20 petered out and I went to 40/80 to finish off the two hours spent. Welcome to the few non members who participated.. I spent a few minutes explaining the club to one station, and he said he might join us. Otherwise, 72 to all and thanks for the QSOs.. Bob K2YGM
NN0SS - Bands were in good shape but I spent more time watching the Olympics than in the contest.
VE3GNU - Always good to meet new members-----conditions were variable, with increasing QRN here in Eastern Ontario---was here for less than an hour but pleased with the results---Icom 7200 @5W and Begali paddle. Thanks to all for the courtesy and for being on site. .
VE7HI - Condx iffy. Regrets to KD0V- got ur info but could not get a QSL for mine although I think you got it. Maybe next time! .
W2SH - Activity was substantial along with excellent propagation. 20m and 40m both showed simultaneous long and short skips. 20m closed a bit after the first half hour. Left to the final few minutes, only one 80m QSO was recorded. I used a TenTec 539 and a Junker straight key.
W6STR - Thanks for running the Sprint. It was fun digging the signals out ot the QSB. .
NO2D - Condx on 20 m vy good here in Colorado. No static from approaching T-Storms. Less than one hour into sprint my XYL, KE4YSK, alerted me to approaching T-Storm, so I closed down. My glass arm was getting tired anyway. Good sprint. Thanks to all who make it possible. Pete, NO2D.
KB1M - Had a great time, thanks to all who worked me, and those that do the work behind the scenes at NAQCC. 73,Walt
KA1DBE - Testing my (new to me) Youkits HB-1B. All 599 reports were true 599s! Great signals coming into Virginia Beach. Thanks for the Qs! .
WA2FBN - Could only make a little of the sprint. Tnx to all who worked me. Only worked 40m; lots of QRN. 72 Ken .
N3IOD - Had fun for my 1st sprint! Can't wait for the next one! I plan to help make Delaware not so rare. 72, Bill N3IOD 3360 .
K1SX - tnx all! .
N8QY - GLAD TO BE BACK AFTER HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT, NOT MUCH LUCK ON ANY BAND USED 40 MOST OF THE NIGHT WITH LOSTS OF STORMS AROUND .DID HAVE FUN THANKS .
N5GW - J38 to KX3 to CFZ @ 50'. I started out on 20M hoping to snag some west coast ops but only found KC7DM in OR. However 20M held up well for the first 45 minutes, yielding 14 QSO's. Moving down to 40M revealed even more action, making me wish I had moved sooner, allowing 29 QSO's. On 80M toward the end, I only heard one weak signal.
K3ZGA - Great evening of CW! Thanks to KB1M and W4OEP who really struggled to dig my signal out. I appreciate all the work those who organize these events do for the rest of us. 73, Bob, K3ZGA Rig - HB-1B into a PAR EndFed with my Navy Flameproof Key. .
NX1K - 20m was a bust, so limited to 40m. Guess I better get an antenna for 80m soon. My second NAQCC Sprint. Lots of fun.
N7QR - IC706 with a 1958 Vibroplex presentation. Skunked, come on Mr. Sun, have a heart. Nothing heard on 80 or 40, heard only 15 stations on 20 in the first hour and a half, but none strong enough to pass info. The only member calls I copied were KC0DD and AC1Z and then also KC4SD. Did a lot of CQing, but no takers. We'll try it again next month.
WB1GYZ - My neighbors tree fell and took down my loop last week. Salvaged the wire and now call my new antenna an elongated Delta Loop. You won't find this contraption in any antenna book, but it's the best performer I've made yet - a tip of the hat to the folks who make our contests possible.
NA4O - I did try both 20 and 80, but 40 was the only band getting results, so it ended up being a single-band effort. But it worked out well and was fun. Who can complain about that?
N4MJ - A busy evening. Missed a few due to QRM/QSB. Had multiple busted Qs (people giving SKCC #s or no numbers & no power, two appeared to be bootleg calls). I'm wondering if anyone else had similar experience. Will consider trading call/numbers privately if anyone else had similar experience
KA5PVB - Very short-time sprint this month as our regular club meeting interfered with the sprint (again this month) so didn't start until about 8:15 local-time. By about 9:00 (0200 UTC) the lightning was too much to try to stay on the air for the event. Quick QRT and about 2 minutes later we got a flash/bang lightning strike within about a few hundred feet (took out a power transfer a block away). Hoping for better conditions and more available time next month. Thanks to those that were able to hear my signal through the QSB and QRN (for me)! 73's Chuck - KA5PVB
G3RSP - Its at times like these with very poor radio conditions that I really wish I had listened to what my Mum said when I was a small boy. I don't know what she said. I didn't listen. .
VE3FAO - My first NAQCC Sprint. Lots of fun with a very helpful and friendly bunch of hams
KB1UOH - Not so noisy here tonight. Stayed on 40M. .
WM3X - Some sunspots would be nice...
K6MGO - Started on 20m and band was dead for the most part, with a few signals down in the ESP range. After half hour went to 40m and made one contact, not much luck after that so went back to 20m and worked on stn. and then nothing for the rest of the sprint. Haven't seen bands this bad in a long time. Sure hope next month is better.
KB3AAG - Well I dune it again! Somehow I turned off my paddles, when I got them working I found the KX1 was not transmitting! I think the thing is getting even with me for retiring it for a K3. A couple hours before the sprint I had a ragchew with no trouble! a lot of fun but frustrating. frank
AA0FD - No 20 or 80 here, but 40 was pretty good. My straight key was literally rusty (not my fist - its like riding a bike, right?)
K4RHG - Sorry KA8HDE I couldn't copy anything other than your call. Bad QSB. Had trouble working anyone outside the northeast. As always had fun and look forward to better luck next month.
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RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 0030-0230Z
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