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Sep 2016 QRP/CW Sprint (#143)

KF0U Comments - Good month given the conditions. Looking forward to next months Sprint. 73 de KF0U.

K3WWP Comments - No one questioned any scoring changes resulting from cross-checking, and the deadline for doing so has now passed, so the results are now final. Now I need to do some final fine-tuning like finding the high scoring first time entrants, and posting the scores on the sprint on-line database either tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

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

W1 Division
KN1H     27   26  53   17  901  x2  1802  End fed wire @50' 
WS1K     20   19  39   14  546  x2  1092  200' Doublet @30'
K1IEE    18   18  36   14  504  x2  1008  OCF long wire @30'
WB1GYZ   20   20  40   10  400  x2   800  Modified Delta Loop
K1VDF     5    4   9    4   36  x2    72  Single delta shape loop cut for 40 meters
W1PID     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  136' Windom OCF

W2 Division
W2SH     35   35  70   21 1470  x2  2940  270' dpl @45'
KA2KGP   17   17  34   12  408  x2   816  Dpl @25'
W2JEK    17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  20m gnd pl, 40/80 end fed both @20'
WA2JSG   12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Vertical elevated @10'
KD2AEF    9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  G5RV Jr. 10m-40m attic install @35'
AA2VG     8    6  14    5   70  x2   140  RadioWorks Carolina Windom 10-80 @40'
KD2MX     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  600' wire @20'
WA2FBN    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  64' end fed sloper up 25'

W3 Division
WA3YLQ    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  End fed 66' wire @25'
KD3CA     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  132' ocf windom @33'
W3TTT     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Inverted Vee @60'

W4 Division
KB4QQJ   35   35  70   22 1540  x2  3080  Doublet @33'
W4OEP    31   31  62   19 1178  x2  2356  Inverted Ell
K4KRW    30   30  60   14  840  x2  1680  Dpl @35'
W4KRN    27   27  54   15  810  x2  1620  InvV @50'
WG8Y     25   25  50   15  750  x2  1500  HB 40-80 DP 40ft & hb 20m wire vert
NA4O     24   23  47   15  705  x2  1410  Dpl @45'
WX4RM    22   20  42   16  672  x2  1344  6BTV gnd mtd vert w/36 radials
WD4OHD   24   23  47   13  611  x2  1222  40m wire dpl
K4ORD    21   21  42   14  588  x2  1176  40 dpl @40', 80 vee @30'
K9IA     18   18  36   11  396  x2   792  Gnd mtd vert
W4DUK    11   11  22   10  220  x2   440  End-fed Zepp @20'
N4FI     12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  Attic G5RV jr,  110' rnd wire up 25'
N3CKI     8    8  16    5   80  x2   160  Dpl @20'
W4HH      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  OCF dpl @25'
KB0ETU    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Dpl @35'
WM3X      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  OCF dpl @35'
KK4UGD    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl @25'
WE4SGA    2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  100' long wire tuned with tuner. 35'

W5 Division
N5GW     34   33  67   22 1474  x2  2948  CFZ @50'
W5WIL    15   15  30   10  300  x2   600  20m dpl @20' / 40m doublet @30'
KE9DR    12   12  24   11  264  x2   528  Delta Loop @35'
WB5UAA    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  InvV @30'
KA5PVB    5    4   9    4   36  x2    72  Full Size G5RV @30'
KF5RZG    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  G5RV @30'
KE5YUM    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Buddistick

W6 Division
WK6L      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  40M/20M Windom Vee, up 35'
W6STR     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  G5RV @30'
K6CSL     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dpl, V Delta Loop, H Loop, Vertical
K6MGO     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Indoor doublet in garage rafters

W7 Division
KC7DM    10   10  20   10  200  x2   400  400' skyloop @65'
KF7WNS    9    8  17    8  136  x2   272  208' OCF Long Wire @45'
K7ZI      5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  OCF Dipole, inverted "L" apex @ 50'
K8MPW     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Rotating 40m dpl @35'
AL7JK     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Vert @25'
AE7CG     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dpl @10'

W8 Division
AB8RL    20   20  40   13  520  x2  1040  40/30 DX Engineering Vertical
WV8DH    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  ZS6BKW (G5RV) @32'
N8QY     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  G5RV 30'
NF8M     10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  6BTV vertical

W9 Division
NX1K     25   25  50   14  700  x2  1400  Long Wire with UNUN
W9CC     16   16  32   16  512  x2  1024  6btv
WB9HFK   19   19  38   13  494  x2   988  OCF dpl @25'
N9SE     13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  Inverted Vee @68'
KD9VT    15   13  28   10  280  x2   560  G5RV in inverted V @38'
KA9DVX   12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  G5RV JR @25'  
KD9EBS    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  End-Fed Wire @~27'
KA9FQG    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  G5RV @37' 

W0 Division
N0TA     30   28  58   17  986  x2  1972  Vertical & doublet @30'
K6XT     18   18  36   13  535  x2  1070  Center fed longwire @50'
WB0PYF   16   14  30   11  330  x2   660  Dpl @55'
AA0W     15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  Dpl
NO2D     16   16  32    9  288  x2   576  Dpl @30'
KE0CU     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Gnd mntd vertical
KD0DK     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  End fed long wire

Canada Division
VE3DQN   16   16  32   12  384  x2   768  Mltbnd vert; 40M loop @8mtrs; 80M dpl
VE3FUJ    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  L.W. @12 - 33' bend around

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3WWP    27   26  53   17  901 x1.5 1352  ~110' attic rnd wire, 20M attic dpl

W4 Division
KJ4R     32   30  62   16  992 x1.5 1488  Vertical

W5 Division
NF5U     21   20  41   14  574 x1.5  861  40/80m trap dipole @33'

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
N8XMS    26   26  52   17  884 x1.5 1326  R7 Vertical

W9 Division

W0 Division
KD0V      7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  CF Zepp @50' 

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
AA0FD     9    9  18    7  126       126  G5RV @50'
KC1DVT    6    6  12    5   60        60  EFHW @50'
KB1M      3    3   6    3   18        18  40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30'
N1JI      1    1   2    1    2         2  163' doublet @25'

W2 Division
K2YGM    26   26  52   17  884       884  40-G5RV MINI,, 80-PAR ENDFEDZ
N2ESE    13   13  26   10  260       260  80mtr. OCF @25'
WA1GWH    9    9  18    6  108       108  40M dpl @15'

W3 Division
KC3RN    19   19  38   16  608       608  Carolina Windom 40+@35'
AB3RU    19   19  38   14  532       532  G7FEK @33'
KB3AAG   12   12  24   10  240       240  Vert loop top @30'
K3RLL     5    5  10    2   20        20  G5RVjr @35'

W4 Division
N4MJ     38   37  75   19 1425      1425  Windom
K4VD     28   28  56   16  896       896  Dpl @25'
KU4A      5    5  10    4   40        40  40m slp dpl, 80m 1/4-wave slp 
W4KKY     4    4   8    4   32        32  End fed antenna @40'

W5 Division
WI5H     14   14  28   12  336       336  Random wire loop

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
KE8DI    37   37  74   20  1480     1480  130' Doublet @40'
AC8JW    15   15  30   11   330      330  Horizontal loop @35'
AB8FJ    14   14  28   10   280      280  Inverted L @15'
WB8LZG   12   12  24    9   216      216  Dpl @30'
WA8SAN    6    6  12    6    72       72  End Fed @15'

W9 Division
K9FO     36   34  70   20  1400     1400  40M dpl @50'
K9EYT     9    9  18    7   126      126  G5RV @25'

W0 Division
N0WKZ    10   10  20    4    80       80  20 Meter Half Wave Sloper
K8UDH     4    4   8    3    24       24  Multiband Inverted V @30'

Canada Division
VE3IDS   11   11  22    7   154      154  Doublet @35'
VE3GNU    9    9  18    8   144      144  Endfed 10/20/40 @18'--E-W

DX Division

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

Straight Key
K4BAI    50   48  98  23  2254  x2  4508  TH6DXX @55'; 88' CF Zepp @50'; inv v
KG6UBG    3    3   6   3    18  x2    36  3el yagi @60'

KF6C      3    3   6   2    12 x1.5   18  Steppir DB18 @50'

NN9K     41   40  81   19 1539      1539  3 el beam @45', gnd mtd vert
W8RTJ    23   23  46   16  736       736  Force12 yagi @50'
K2CM      8    7  15    6   90        90  3 el beam, wire dpl

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
Key typeSKBUGK/K

Logs submitted: 111
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 161 
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,576
States represented: 42 + ON

N9SE - Only had 30 minutes to operate, but lotsa' fun! 72 de Marty N9SE

KD0V - Band condition were very bad here. QRN S9 ti S9+20DB Cut the Sprint short. Thanks to those I could not hear. Merlin KD0V #2002

W3TTT - I worked for only one hour. Since the last sprint, I installed an IF 250 Hz filter in my Icom 718. For some reason, it did not work very well. I mean, I could hear all sorts of signals with the filter off, and with the filter on, the weaker signals would disappear. By accident, I discovered that if I adjust the IF band pass control, moving the IF a little higher, that the IF filter worked wonderfully! What a discovery. Is that normal for Icom IF filters? Anyway, with the IF filter working nicely, it was a pleasure. I could hear just about everything. I am waiting for the milliwatt sprint to use my Small Wonder rig. The Small Wonder had a blown final transistor last time. I find that I am improving my skills with each sprint. Thank you to all my contacts, and especially to the organizers of the sprint .

N8XMS - I started late after getting home from church and at first I thought that it was going to be a rough night with a lot of static crashes and not many QSOs. The static crashes continued but fortunately the QSO's started rolling in. I spent about an hour on 40 meters and made 26 contacts with 17 multipliers. Thanks everyone. It was a lot of fun!

NO2D - 20 Meters was good and very quiet until it just dropped out. 40 meters was very noisy. I tried 80, which was also noisy, and then got in a ragchew with a non-participant. I copied K3ZGA's # as 1733. That is not what it is in the member list. I was way off. I include him so he will get credit. I also counted FL as a new SPC, but perhaps should not have counted either. Hope you can figure it out. Lots of fun, and fast action on 20 meters this evening. All long skip. Pete, no2d.

AB3RU - Fun sprint as always. Started on 40 and the first few qsos were really hard to pull out of the noise but conditions got better as the night went on. See you all next month, 73!

K8MPW - First sprint, happy I made one contact.

WA2JSG - Listened on 20m at beginning of sprint but heard nothing, so made my dozen contacts all on 40m. Fun sprint, as always. Icom IC-703, 5 watts off an old 8 year old 12v car battery (hi hi) to a multi-band vertical. Kent Str Key. Curt WA2JSG SNJ

KF5RZG - First time trying on 5W. Was Really surprised how many I could get out to. I look forward to these events every month. Great!

KE8DI - First Sprint in a few months - nice to hear many again. Went to 80 around 0150, high noise and deep QSB so all but one contact was on 40 this time. 73 til next time. Dave

K3WWP - Strange night. 20 was totally devoid of sprint QSOs here, so I made my way to 40. Things started out good there with 10 QSOs in 25 minutes, then it went steadily downhill from there. I only added 17 more QSOs before quitting about 5 minutes before the end. Conditions seemed good with strong signals, and I got good reports from those I worked. There just weren't that many of them. 80 provided 5 QSOs but my noise was S8 to S9 there from something or other. I worked a couple new members. Hope they will be sprint regulars from now on. Thanks to those I did work and if I missed your answer on 80, sorry about that as Don Adams would say. See you all for the anniversary sprint next month.

KC3RN - A good time, as always. Made a couple of contacts on 20 and 80, but 40 continued to be the "money band". It was my first straight key sprint, and it was a lot of fun. Thanks to AB3RU and K4BAI for always being there!! I think I've worked you two in every sprint I've participated in!

WV8DH - Worked mostly 40 meters and the band was somewhat noisy for me. But still a lot of fun. I gave out the wrong number to the first person I worked, so sorry about that. I didn't count him. Best 72/73 from WV, Dave

N0TA - Fun time using Kd1Jv TriBander with a Sotabeams DSP filter. Worked a lot better than I expected. Used GenLog and a Begali straight key. Thanks for the Q's!

WS1K - Fun! Made contacts on all three bands tonight. The majority of contacts were on 40.

K1IEE - Noise level was high on 40M however signals were strong and able to overcome the noise. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K4KRW - Great hearing everyone tonight. I Used my Sierra tonight and my SpeedX straight key. Great fun as always. Thanks everyone! Richard

W4KKY - First sprint in a long time

WB0PYF - Only able to work about 40 minutes tonight. Hope next month be better. Thanks for all the contacts, 72, Ray

KN1H - Thanks for another fun sprint. QSB was fierce. Apologies to AA7EE, totally lost you mid-qso, cu next month! IC-7200 and Nye-Viking Master Key.

KJ4R - Good conditions on 40 tonight. Had fun with Vibroplex bug and PFR-3B. Thanks to everyone I worked. 72 until next month.

K2CM - This is my first NAQCC Sprint. Fun; but, band noise was terrible. I used our club's remote station in Owego, NY for all the contacts. I tried our other remote in Binghamton, NY and tried my own station here in Vestal, NY; but, the lowest noise level was in Owego. Ouch! I made two contacts on 80M ; but, forgot to lower the power, so deleted the 80M contacts. Darn! I would have had 10 contacts if I had remembered to lower the power!

KD9EBS - Thank you all! 72/73!

WD4OHD - Good signals on 40m tonight. Not much heard from SE Tennessee on 80m or 20m. Thanks to all.

K4ORD - 20M was open at first got 2 stations in CO, very loud, then on to 40M where the QRN was very heavy, but signals were pretty good got 14 there, and on 80M with much QRN got 5 more. Used my MODEL HK-3M HAM-KEY, I struggle a bit with a straight key! Thanks to all 72/73 Riley K4ORD

KE9DR - 20 had some strong signals the first hour, then died down. 80 was too noisy and had some QRN & QRM but lots of good signals. Once again another fun night. Thanks to all. 73 Bert, KE9DR

KB4QQJ - Lots of crashes die to some local thunder boomers rolling through south and east of me. Lots of signals though. A special "Thanks!" to KC7DM in OR for sticking with me to make the contact. It was tough but we made it!Thanks!! I noticed one operator exchanging 5w instead of his NAQCC number? I logged it as he sent it. I ran the KX3 into a doublet at 33 feet. Logging - NAQCC Logger by K2RFP- Great logging for NAQCC Key - SKCC Club Key

WG8Y - Hi all,Another fun sprint. I spent most of the Sprint C&Ping.Always have more fun seeing who I might hear.Tnxs K7ZI, Rich in UT.for digging me out.Took a while but we got it.Darn QRN/QRM always spikes when you ask for a repeat. HI HI. K3WWP,John,you were an honest 599 when I first heard you.Thanks all for a fun 2 hours. Maybe we'll see some of you in the Peanut Power sprint Sunday afternoon. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

K2YGM - I didn't think condx were very good tonite, so i just dragged along and did mostly S&P.. after awhile 80M came alive so I switched over and stayed there for the rest of the allotted time. Still lots of fun and of course thanks to all the work that's put in by our checkers and log collectors. see you all next month 72 Bob K2YGM

KD2AEF - First of many NA Sprints. Look forward to the next one. 73's Joe kd2aef

AL7JK - Hello to all. The first hour into the Sprint I could only hear bits and pieces down in the noise level on 20 mtrs. Mostly searched for signals, called CQ only a few times. After several repeats to complete the exchange was able to work Gary KF7WNS. Thanks for your patience Gary ! 72/73 de AL7JK Eagle River, Ak

AE7CG - Thanks to Dave AB9CA for my only QSO on 20M. Band condition was high QRN, so I am thankful to have made a single QSO. Hope band conditions will be better next month. 72 from Arizona, Loren

K6CSL - Wow! It's been a while since I have had the time to get into an NAQCC Sprint. Conditions not the best, but still fun. 73's to all from the Northern San Joaquin Valley, Bert, K6CSL

WX4RM - Was good to be back in my favorite contest, after missing the last 2. High noise level tonight, and appeared to be shorter skip conditions, not even hearing the West Coast. I had fun...Ron WX4RM Alexander, NC

WI5H - Worked with a 30+ year old keyer tonight and Bencher paddles. It has been a long time since I used a keyer. 20M was really good for a while. Then went to 40M for a QRN special. My noise level was terrible! As always, it was good fun. CU next Sprint...72 dit dit

KF7WNS - 20M was really ugly tonight. Sorry to all those that I lost or was unable to copy the call sign. The QSB was like driving off a one second - gone the next. 40M seemed to be pretty busy, but I only had a short time to work. I hope to be able to work the whole sprint one of these days. Thanks and 72 to all.

KE5YUM - The gods of propagation did not favor me last night. I worked only two in S-8 noise here in North Texas, but I was thankful for them--two new call signs in the log from NH and CA. All the best, Terry

KU4A - No storms here, but I thought conditions were unusually poor. Nobody was strong. Made five QSOs in a half hour and gave up.

N5GW - I had set up the Argo V for a workout, but it was malfunctioning, so I switched to the KX3. 20M was good for the first half hour, but it turned out that 40M was even better. Only heard a few weak signals on a noisy 80M band. It was fun, as always!

W1PID - I operated with an old SST Wilderness radio VXO kit and a straight key. 2 watts out. About 4 khz bandspread. What a hoot! Thanks for the QSOs. 73 Jim W1PID

VE3DQN - As it gets dark earlier these days, I was glad to see 20m stay open as long as it did. Sri to shut down about 0200 as I would have liked to catch more 80m q's in the last final 15 min.

K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W. Note to score checker: KA5PVB sent his SKCC number by mistake. I knew it was too high and asked for his NAQCC # or his power. He gave me his power as 4W. Now Chuck has advised me that his NAQCC # is actually 8060. So, I have shown his number as 8060, instead of "4W" so you won't have to recompute my score giving me credit for two points instead of one, which is what has happened in the past when a member sent power instead of member #. 20M was open to the west and the three stations I worked in CO and TX were very strong. Spent too much time on 20, but did work the CO mult only on 20. 40M was mostly pretty good. There was some QRN and I had to ask for some repeats. Apologies to AI2T as he faded out during his exchange and I was not able to copy it. 80M was a bit noisy, but the 3 stations worked there (VA and NC) were strong and NC was a new mult. I didn't work anybody on 40M (44 QSOs) closer than MS or FL or VA. Did work OR (2 stations), ON, and NH on 40. Thanks for all QSOs and see you all next month when I will be signing N4A to celebrate the "birthday" of NAQCC. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

W6STR - Thanks for running the Sprint.

KA2KGP - Terrible band conditions this sprint. 20m. was dead with only 1 contact, 40 & 80 were noisy with s-8 QRN but useable. Hope for better band conditions next month. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key.

K9FO - Glad to be back! I started making several contacts before seeing I had about 200 miliwatts output. Thought about continuing qrpp but cranked it up to 5 watts for cqing. Stayed on 40 the entire time, nothing on 20 and too much noise on 80. Rig: IC 7000 @ 5 Watts, Coax fed 40 dipole @ 50 feet. 73/72, Will, K9FO

AA0FD - Really like hearing realistic RST for my 5W. Pretty sure I am not 599 everywhere.

WA1GWH - Operated only 40M with an SW-40+ at 900 mW. Quite a bit of QRN from up here near Syracuse, NY, so thanks to the ops who "listened hard" for my signal! Garry

W2JEK - Was on for the full two hours. Had 3 QSO on 20, 6 QSO on 40 and 8 QSO on 80. Not much activity on 20. 40M not in good shape and found making contacts difficult. Was on 80 for the last half hour and found good conditions and activity. Rig FT-840 at 5 watts. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135

N4MJ - Fair evening. Front end of Sprint was busy, backend not so busy. Was hoping for more multipliers.

KG6UBG - 20M solid for first hour, then dropped out. Next sprint will try Yaesu FT-817nd.

AC8JW - Noisy conditions here in Michigan last night. Good to see familiar contacts and picked up a new on here in Mich in Diamondale.

VE3IDS - My second sprint, had fun and I think better results than last time. Took a while to get genlog running, it should be easier next month and I will have more operating time and less head scratching time hi hi 72 Don VE3IDS

K2YGM - I didn't think condx were very good tonite, so i just dragged along and did mostly S&P.. after awhile 80M came alive so I switched over and stayed there for the rest of the allotted time. Still lots of fun and of course thanks to all the work that's put in by our checkers and log collectors. see you all next month 72 Bob K2YGM

K9EYT - KX3 Bencher Paddle G5RV 25' 20 dead 40 started good 80 QRN 72 Ray

K4VD - A fun evening. Thanks!

AB8FJ - Worked 80 and 40 for the sprint this evening. A lot of noise on the bands tonight here in Ohio. Rig used was my K3/10 @ 5W to the Inverted L. Looking forward to the N3A event and the next sprint.

NF8M - Played around for an hour or so. Breaking in the 6BTV that I bought at Dayton and finally got up this past weekend. Heard one weak sig on 20, unworkable (couldn't make out call), plus S9 noise. Seemed like a struggle on 40 and 80; the QRP segment on 80 is at the top end of where I have the resonator whip set. N8XMS was much louder tonight now that we're both vertically polarized! Paul's about 5 or 6 miles away so it's pure groundwave. Hoping for better condx (and a few more radials) as fall progresses. 72 til next month.

K6XT - Tnx all who worked me. Usually I hear well but T-storms in my area made weak sig copy difficult.

KB0ETU - Bands in very poor shape from this location, plus missed the first hour, but, at least I made some contacts. Thanks guys. 72, Phil

VE3GNU - As usual, mostly on 40M, but good to hear some stations on 20M near the start of the Sprint. Also---I'm on a 'streak' of 7 months and planning to keep it going! Thanks to all for your patience and courtesy. Argonaut V and Begali paddle---overall lots of QRN---

WE4SGA - Thanks again for a great QRP event. The bands weren't the best here in Southeast GA, but I was able to make a few contacts and have some fun in doing so.

WM3X - Conditions at my QTH were awful. I worked every station I could hear, all 5 of them.

VE3FUJ - Static and static crashes were S7 - 9 so a lot of letters and numbers were wiped out at times. One contact around 0050 I had to Scrap as everything about was all wrong. so that was a total loss. I gave up after 1/2 hr as my head was spinning from the static even using a "CAP" filter didn't improve things enough. Brion

WB8LZG - Hello Sprinters ! Fired up the Argo 509 agn last night. Condx not as gud as last month , but still a lot of stns to work. 20 only had a few peeps at the start , and I couldn't raise a QSO there. 40 was gus but packed wid QRN, QRM, es psk, but that's where the action was. I had a "beeline" into the Carolina's as I worked 4 in NC es 1 SC stn. Not much from out east. went to 80 fer a couple mre Q's.Very noisy , but lots of fun. Pulled plug at 9:30 es called it a nite. 73, Gregg

KD3CA - Condx not gud here , QRN very bad , had to work hard to make 8 contacts. Many thanks for those I worked , SRI to those I couldn't . 72, 73 to all Don

W5WIL - Started on the patio with MTR and 20M portable dipole. Few heard, then the skeeters found me so moved inside - IC740 to 240' doublet on 40 and 80m. Lots of static. Found some on 40 but noise level just too high on 80, but always fun. 73 Dennis


K6MGO - 20 meters completely dead, and 40m was dead for first hour and then only QRO stations heard. Finally last half hour or so started to hear a couple of NAQCC members calling, and worked Bert, N0TA in CO, Thanks Bert. It was really rough listening to noise for 2 hours.

AA0W - Deep QSB on 40 RTTY on 7040

N0WKZ - Thanks to all. It was an enjoyable evening.

W2SH - 20m closed early; 40m was noisy with a fairly limited skip distance; 80m had plenty of noise but strong signals overrode it. QSOs: 20m 3; 40m 20; 80m 12. Occasionally I?ll miss a portion of a membership number and request a repeat. K8NQQ had a good signal and I copied his number, but because I rarely meet members with less than three-digit numbers I asked for a repeat. He confirmed my original copy, but when we signed I sent ?You are a lucky guy; hi, hi?. View him in the membership list and you?ll see what I mean!

KB1M - I only had 5 minutes at the start and 15 at the end of the sprint operating time, still as always it was great to take part, and the three QSO's salvaged my evening. 73, Walt

NX1K - 20m was dead here. 40m was hopping but everyone seemed to be gone by 0200. Still, lots of fun as usual. 72 'till next month.

AB8RL - 20 Meters was dead. 40 went south last 45 minutes of contest with virtually no stations being heard. Still had fun ! Rig K3S at 4 watts.

WB5UAA - Almost forgot to submit. The seasonal shift to the low bands begins!

KD0DK - Terrible conditions with severe thunderstorms in the area. Managed just 4 contacts, but still a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to better conditions for the October Sprint. 72/73 Dave KD0DK

KB3AAG - I enjoyed it as usual. Ran my KX1 again and it didn't argue with me quite as much. It did refuse to go to 80 mtrs so just a 40 effort. Sorry to all who tried and the little fellow couldn't hear. She is headed home to be reset and updated and hopefully to be better behaved! Now waiting for next month. Frank

WA2FBN - Fun sprint as always. LNR LD5 at 5w into end fed antenna. J-38 key. Tnx to all who worked me. 73 Ken

WB1GYZ - 40 crackled, 80 was dead but a fun two hours non the less. Tks to all.

N8QY - Will I can say this was the worst sprint that I can remember. 20m and 80m had so much noise s9 or more. I worked 40m all night . note to scorer K8NQY IS A GOOD CALL BUT HIS 8888 NR WAS NO GOOD. LOGGED AS 1 POINT AND 5W.Check QRZ FOR MORE INFO.

AA2VG - Could only stay for a while but as usual had fun. AA2VG Peter


W4KRN - Strong signals on 20m. 40 seemed fairly noisy, 80m good the last hour. Thanks for the contacts my fellow piggies. Hope to cu next month. 72 <('o')>

KD9VT - I started late and quit early. I had my times mixed up and only operated for an hour. I need to remember to look at my calendar.

K3RLL - lim pickings this evening: nothing on 20m, some on 40 but couldn't hear me and nothing on 80m by the time I gave up for tonight. Sure hope someone got a lot of good contacts. Thanks to those skilled ops who pulled me out of the noise tonight. 73 ... Don

K1VDF - 1 st qrp contest

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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:
Thursday, September 22, 2016 0030-0230Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible.

Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.