Oct 2016 QRP/CW Sprint (#144)
K3WWP Comments - You've had your chance to question any scoring changes resulting from log cross-checking. The time for questions is past and the results are "etched in stone" now. Thanks for participating in our 12th anniversary sprint. Hope you were one of the 11 prize winners. If not, better luck next year.
N2CN Comments - 126 logs total for this sprint. Thanks for your participation. See you next time!
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1SX 38 38 76 20 1520 x2 3040 135' cf doublet at 50'
KN1H 37 36 73 20 1460 x2 2920 END FED WIRE @50'
K1IEE 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 OCF long wire@30'
NF1U 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 OCFD WINDOM @ 30' & END FED HW @ 65'
AA0FD 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 G5RV @ 50'
WI1B 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 Dipole @ 25ft.
@W1LMT 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 Dpl@30'
W2SH 39 38 77 23 1771 x2 3542 270' dpl@45'
KA2KGP 23 23 46 14 644 x2 1288 Dipole up 25 ft.
W2JEK 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 End fed wire at 20 ft.
W2JLK 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Dipole @ 35'
WA2JSG 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Vertical elevated at 10'
WA2FBN 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft
KD2MX 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 600' WIRE @20'
AF3Z 33 31 64 16 1024 x2 2048 80m Inv Vee @ 30'
KD3CA 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 132 Ft Windom @ 33 ft
KQ3Z 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 135' Doublet Vee
AB3RU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G7fek@'33
N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 InvV@30'
WH6LE 37 37 74 19 1406 x2 2812 215' horizontal wire loop@45'
KB4QQJ 29 28 57 23 1311 x2 2622 EndFedz and Doublet
WG8Y 30 30 60 21 1260 x2 2520 HB 40-80 DP 40ft & hb 20m wire vert
K4KRW 26 26 52 16 832 x2 1664 Dipole@35'
KG4UPO 22 22 44 16 704 x2 1408 Carolina Windom 80 meter
N4WD 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 OCF 80mt dipole
WD4OHD 22 22 44 12 528 x2 1056 80m & 40m wire dipoles
W4KRN 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 InvV@50'
WX4RM 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 6BTV Gnd Mtd Vert
W4DUK 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 End-fed Zepp @20'
NA4O 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Dipole@45'
W4OEP 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 InvEll@30'
AA4MZ 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Attic Long Wire
N1IIX 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 InvV@25'
N4FI 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 112' rnd wire, G5RV jr
WA4ZOF 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 80 mtr dipoe 45 ft
KI4EZL 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Wire as sloper
KI4EZK 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Random wire
$K4NVJ 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 Dipoole @ 25'
WI5H 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 Random wire loop
WB4BIN 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Horizontal end-fed@12'
WK6L 8 7 15 8 120 x2 240 Windom(Inverted Vee),Up 35ft, 40M/20M
KF7WNS 17 16 33 13 429 x2 858 208ft OCF Long Wire @ 45ft
KC7DM 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 450' skyloop @ 65'
K5DOA 4 4 8 2 16 x2 32 Gnd mtd vert
AE7CG 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Dpl@10'
WV8DH 16 16 32 14 448 x2 896 ZS6BKW (G5RV) @32'
K3YP 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 Vertical
N8XMS 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 R7 Vertical
WB8LZG 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 Dpl@30'
NF8M 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 80m OCF dpl @35ft
AB8FJ 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Inverted L@15'
KA8KUF 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Windom @ 40feet
WB8ENE 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 40 meter dipole @ 15'
WB9HFK 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 Hustler 6BTV Ground Mnt with 60 radials
W9CC 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 6btv
KA9FQG 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 G5RV @ 37ft
AA9WP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inverted vee
N0TA 32 32 64 18 1152 x2 2304 Vertical & doublet@30'
AA0W 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 Dipole
KD0DK 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 End fed long wire
NN0SS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 EDZ@35FT
KE0CU 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Gnd mtd vert
WB0PYF 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 160m dipole @ 55'
K0FNR 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Resonate feedline vert dipole
VE3DQN 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 40m delta loop @45ft; 80m dpl@25ft
VE3EDX 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 Gnd mtd vertical
VE3IDS 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 Doublet at 35'
VE3FUJ 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 L.W. at 12 - 33ft bend around
VA3KOT 5 5 10 2 20 x2 40 Random wire up 50ft
VE7HI 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 3 band vert 8 ft off grnd
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB2LQF 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 67 foot attic doublet
K3WWP 46 46 92 21 1932 x1.5 2898 ~110' attic ef random wire
AK3X 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 40m inv vee @25'
KJ4R 35 35 70 24 1680 x1.5 2520 Vertical
AJ4SB 30 30 60 15 900 x1.5 1350 Dpl@35'
AK4NY 20 20 40 9 360 x1.5 540 G5RV @ 35 FT
WZ2N 12 12 24 12 288 x1.5 432 G5RV @ 35 ft
NF5U 10 10 20 10 200 x1.5 300 40m/80m dipole at 33ft
KD0V 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Buddie Stick
N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert, no radials
N8BB 8 8 16 6 96 x1.5 144 Dipole @ 45'
N9SE 30 28 58 19 1102 x1.5 1653 Inverted Vee @68'
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 18 18 36 11 396 396 ZS6BKW @ 60'
KB1M 15 15 30 10 300 300 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft
N1JI 8 8 16 5 80 80 163' doublet @ 25'
K4RHG 8 8 16 6 96 96 End-fed dipole
K2YGM 40 40 80 22 1760 1760 40-G5RV MINI,, 80-PAR ENDFEDZ
N2ESE 11 11 22 10 220 220 80mtrOCF@25ft.
WA1GWH 13 12 25 8 200 200 40M DIPOLE @ 15 FT
KB3AAG 42 41 83 22 1826 1826 Ver loop top at 30 ft
KC3RN 18 18 36 16 576 576 Carilina Windom @35 ft
K3RLL 6 6 12 6 72 72 G5RVjr
N4KS 54 52 106 25 2650 2650 Dpl@33'
N4MJ 21 20 41 16 656 656 Windom
W2BJN 12 12 24 11 264 264 End Fed 65' Wire @ 18'
KU4A 5 5 10 5 50 50 40m slp dip, 80m 1/4-wave slp @ 40'
KK4BE 4 4 8 4 32 32 DIPOLE AT 30 FT
WM4AA 4 4 8 4 32 32 ZS6BKW@50'
$WH6YH 8 5 13 7 91 91 DIPOLE@50FT
N5GW 37 37 74 21 1554 1554 CFZ @ 50'
W6STR 7 6 13 5 65 65 G5RV@30'
NS3C 3 3 6 3 18 18 Dpl@30'
N0DA 15 15 30 9 270 270 G5rv@50'
WB5CTS 6 6 12 5 60 60 Mag mount 20 meter Hamstick on vehicle
AA7CU 4 4 8 3 24 24 Mobile whip @ 12'
WA8SAN 12 12 24 10 240 240 G5RV @ 25 Ft.
N8IW 9 9 18 8 144 144 Gnd mtd vert, dpl@36'
N8NK 1 1 2 1 2 2 Indoor 20 foot end fed wire
K9FO 40 39 79 21 1659 1659 40 dpl@50, 80m lw
K9EYT 2 2 4 2 8 8 G5RV at 25'
K9OSC 31 31 62 18 1116 1116 CF Zepp @ 30'
NO2D 14 14 28 12 336 336 Dipoles @ 30'
N0MII 5 5 10 5 50 50 End fed @ 30'
VE3FAO 12 12 24 9 216 216 Loop Skywire @ 25 Ft
VE3GNU 3 3 6 3 18 18 Multiband dpl@40'
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB0CFF 32 32 64 20 1280 x2 2560 3el@35'(20M),1/4Vert(40M),wire dip(80M)
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Operator, 80-40-20 Antenna
N3A 59 58 117 25 2925 2925 40 Meter Dipole & 300' Horizontal Loop (N3HEE)
N4A 50 49 99 25 2475 2475 TH6DXX at 55', zepp at 50', inv vee 53'. (K4BAI)
N1A 48 41 89 24 2136 2136 80 & 40M dipoles @ 50FT (AB1VL)
N9A 22 22 44 14 616 x2 1232 Long Wire with UNUN (NX1K)
N0A 33 32 65 18 1170 1170 40M Half Wave Sloper (N0WKZ)
N5A 29 28 57 20 1140 1140 240' doublet @ 30' (W5WIL)
N2A 37 32 69 16 1104 1104 All wires (W2WC)
N8A 22 22 44 11 484 484 80m loop@20' (AA8SN)
N7A 9 8 17 4 68 x2 136 Hex Beam at 15' (K7QI)
N6A 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Indoor doublet in garage rafters (K6MGO)
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: 126
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 193
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,982
States represented: 39 + BC ON
N8NK - What plasma screen misery hath God wrought? Next month the TVs will mysteriously be lacking power cords! .
AE7CG - On 20M high QRN band condition. Thanks to Gary KF7WNS and Dan N0DA for my two QSOs from Oregon. See everyone again next month! 72 from Arizona, Loren, AE7CG. .
KD0V - I was operating portable from Boise, Idaho.I heard a few stations working the Sprint. But QSB took them out. I was using a NorCal 40A and a Buddie Stick. It got to cold and dark out doors.
N9SE - Lots of activity. Had to cut it short for my traffic nets, but had a lot of fun. See you all next time.
N8XMS - This was a tough one for me with very poor conditions here in MI. Nothing was heard on 20m and 40m was very sparse as well. It sounded like 80m might have been the go-to band. I made 2 contacts there even though my antenna is more like a dummy load on that band.
WA2JSG - Just 10 contacts for me this evening. Ran 4 watts from my Icoms. Multiband vertical and Kent Straight Key. Nice sprint as always. 73, Curt WA2JSG NJ
N1JI - I used my MTR5B Mountain Topper txcvr for the first time tonight. I hooked it up to an Energizer 9V battery and, if the meter on my antenna tuner can be believed, was putting out 200-300 MW. 73 and thanks for the contacts!
KQ3Z - Couldn't hear many stations tonight but still was a nice sprint and lots of fun. Only worked one hour but did work two special NA stations. Thanks for the contacts and special thanks to those who do all of the behind the scene work to make these sprints and newsletter happen.
NO2D - 20m was quiet in CO. Easy copy, but only heard three stations. 40 was noisier, and crowded, so 40m was this month's "money" band. I did not try 80 meters. Next month. Thanks to those who make the sprints possible. Always fun. Pete, NO2D
N0MII - Wish I had a dollar for each time I stopped to copy N4KS - best signal here! Need to find and squash noise source here--brutal intermittent hash. .
AJ4SB - I haven't worked an NAQCC Sprint in awhile. I'm getting back to having fun, though. Thanks!!
W1LMT - first time CW - sorry I didn't get everything, but I want the others to get their points. .
N4WD - New radio on first run at sprint.
N3A - Lots of activity with good signals. 80 meters was great ! This is my second year of being N3A and was lots of fun again this year. Thanks for the Q's --Joe N3HEE
AB8FJ - Very enjoyable anniversary event. Decided to relax and S&P to work as many stations as I could find. Moved between 80 & 40 as conditions changed. Used my straight key this time after using a bug or keyer for the past year of sprints. Rig used was my K3/10 @5W to the Inverted L. Happy to add N1A and N8A to my attempt at a sweep this year. Could not raise N0A but he had a great signal into SW Ohio this evening. Thanks for the QSOs!
K4KRW - Great fun tonight although the bands seemed a little rough. Great hearing all of the N#A stations. I almost got N2A on 2 bands. Just could not get to you on 80. But I could hear you here in NC. Thanks everyone! Happy anniversary NAQCC!. Richard
WB2LQF - So I'm watching TV and I suddenly notice it's 1015 pm. NUTS! How could I be so stupid? I managed to make 3 quick QSOs on 40 meters just because...Next month I'll set the alarm clock! .
WA4ZOF - Got started late-- QSB very deep tnx to those who heard me...Tom WA4ZOF .
W4DUK - Couldn't work the entire sprint, but had fun when I was on. Nice to hear conditions getting quieter with less QRM from storms. 72/73 de Dave .
WI1B - Lots of noise up here in Mass., but fun anyway. Tnx everyone for putting up with my bad fist. .
AA0FD - Very cool working nr 2. Expected more digits. .
K3WWP - That was fun. 40 sounded pretty poor so after only 5 QSOs in 51 minutes I headed to 80 and it was much like midwinter there. Great conditions and my noise was a workable S6 to S7. It got so crowded at times there was hardly any room for moving my bug side to side. I thought I'd have to go to my straight key. OK - silly but I always liked the WC Fields line that went something like "The theater was so crowded I couldn't clap like this (sideways), I had to clap like this (up and down)" I guess it's better with the video. HI Thanks to all for a fun evening tonight and a fun day in the park yesterday. Now I'll probably have a busy rest of the week with the logs. I hope we set a record for number of logs this month.
KB3AAG - After the work out in PA qso this weekend I almost skipped. Sure started out slow and then found 80 rolling. Used the k3 as the kx1 is still in the shop. thanks to all and I GOT ALL THE WAY TO HAWAI !!! Frank
K1IEE - Several sprints in a row now I started on 40M. After first hour tried 20M but nothing found, so tried 80M, signals strong and noise level lower then 40M so stayed there for the last hour. nothing on 20M. Thanks to all 73 Dick .
N4KS - K2 @5w and 40m dpl @ 33 feet. Thanks for the Qs and 73. Ken
KB4QQJ - After 4 days of heavy rain this was a welcome break!! As always a fun event. Bands were in great shape here. I didn't get started untill the last hour and started on 40. Went to 20 briefly but everyone had moved off. Played mostly on 40 then popped over to 80 for a nice little run. A huge THANK YOU to all the N4X stations that answered my CQ, Great Job guys and a special thanks to all who made this months celebration a success. Rig was an LD-11 from LnR Precision into a PAR EndFedz and a doublet at 33 feet. Key was my Marconi AS300A 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
WV8DH - Bands were not very good for me tonight. 80m seemed better than 40m but a lot of noise. Thanks to everyone who copied me and hope ya'll had as much fun as I did. 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
KN1H - Was disappointed to hear nothing at all on 20M, but 40 more than compensated! Most Qs ever in a Sprint for me. As always, a pleasure to work old friends and new ones alike.
K1SX - 1st sprint with a reasonably high wire for 80m, and my best score, even with nothing on 20m. Fun, tnx all!
WZ2N - Not great conditions overall tonight. I had hoped to spend some time on 20m tonight...looked good all day right up until the time of the Sprint then a wasteland. Lots of fun anyway. Scratched out 4 of the anniversary stations. I think it will be the last "backyard shack" sprint of the year. It was dang cold out there by the time we finished! My apologies to all who I worked...my bug exploded several times during the sprint and I refused to switch keys. I really gotta get something that works right one of these days! Thanks to all who work to put this on each month. It's always a blast
WB4BIN - Tough night. Started calling CQ on 20m and didn't hear anyone. Quickly moved to 40m. Spent a lot of time calling CQ, but didn't get many takers. Lost a couple in the QSB. Picked up a few more with search and pounce. Thanks to everyone for the QSOs! 73/72, Dave
WG8Y - Hi all,Another fun Sprint in the log.20m went away quick for me.Did catch OR.Heard Ca but no Q. That's ok. Did a little S&Ping but wasn't having much luck so started cqing.That helped. Worked 12 on 40 then the noise came up & the signals fell off here.Went to 80m & heard some great signals. Tnxs to Ron,AA0W for the repeats.You were right at my noise but made it. Got 5 of the N#A calls & missed N9A. Didn't hear any others. Had fun. Hope everyone else did. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KJ4R - Hendricks PFR 3B to 34' vertical. Had to put the vertical back up after Hurricane Matthew blew it down. We had 60 mph winds at my QTH and I'm 100 miles from coast. Very thankful that was all the damage I had. Many fared much worse in SC and NC and my heart goes out to those who received significant damage. Good band conditions tonight on 40m. Sorry to the W6 station that I was trying to pull out of the noise when a QRO station started CQing on top of us. Thanks to everyone I worked and looking forward to next month. 73/72
WD4OHD - Very noisy on 40m. Nothing heard on 20m. After the first 30 minutes I switched to 80m and made most of my contacts there. Not the best of band conditions. My thanks to all who participated tonight.
N1A - Best sprint ever for me. 1st hour on 80 got 16 Qs then 2nd hour on 40 added another 32 Qs. Tnx to all the patient ops who waited in line on 40, hope I didn't miss anyone. RIT got a real workout. And of course, many thanks to the organizers who do all the work to make this the most fun and challenging sprint going. 72, AB1VL Chuck
K2YGM - NOTHING HEARD ON 20 TONIGHT. 40 AND 80 GOT BETTER AS TIME PASSED.. NICE TO WORK NEW MEMBERS.. HOPE TO WORK YOU ALL NEXT MONTH. Thanks to all who make these sprints possible. KX3 40 INV VEE 80 EFHW
WH6YH - Figured I'd take a much needed break from Hurricane cleanup. I needed it! Thanks for the QSO. 73, Mike
NF8M - Very strange night for propagation. Signals were weak overall and lots of QSB. TNX fer the QSOs es Happy Anniversary to all.
KF7WNS - I heard several N#A stations and managed to get N3A,N4A,and N6A. Seemed like a good turn out, but only had an hour to play. Wish I had more time on 40m it seemed to be in good shape to work N3A from the West Coast. Nice to hear my friend Steve/WA5CTS mobile from AZ. 72 to all
KC3RN - A good time as always. Worked several N#A stations. 40M is usually my "money" band, but 80M was pretty productive, even with my compromise antenna.
AB3RU - Only had a few minutes last night but did get n0a - hope all the n*a stations had a great time, and see you next month.
KI4EZL - Hurricane Matthew customized my antenna pole, so transmitting tonight was poor. I tried calling CQ, and could only work another station that was 90 feet away. My LNR Mountain Topper 5b radio with a 9 volt transistor battery, putting out about 2.5 watts worked a little LNR Mountain Topper 3b radio running on a 9 volt transistor battery, putting out about 2.5 watts. Both were through Elecraft T1 tuners and a wire antenna of sorts, that was hung off of a 4 foot fence, sloped. We both used our LNR SKCC straight keys. I did not do much, or try very long, but it was still fun playing.
K9OSC - 20 meters was dead here but 40 meters picked up the slack. Lot of activity on that band. So nice to work many Canadians. Was only able to stay for an hour but it was great fun as always. See you next month.
KI4EZK - I will do much better in the future. Hurricane Matthew created some problems for me this time, but I will be back! .
N8BB - Very bad conditions to my south, had fun for the time on. Thanks everyone.
WB5CTS/M - 20 M Mobile operation from DM 43 Phoenix, AZ. Band closed at dusk 0125Z First sprint and was a lot of fun. Looking forward to participating in more NAQCC activities. 73, Steve WB5CTS/M
KA8KUF - Rig: Yaesu FT-817, Antenna: Windom up 40 feet, Key: Begali Spark
K3RLL - Another night of tough sledding. Not a bit of snow on 20m. Too many digital rocks on the 40m slope but did find some light snow around 7.033. But 80m -- now that was good sledding. Yes, temps are dropping and winter is coming so it's time to get going (back to FL). 73 ... Don
WB8ENE - I didn't have much time for this sprint since my XYL and I were babysitting two of our grandchildren, but I managed to make a few contacts on 40 meters. Thanks, and see you next time. 73, Art
N4A - NOTE TO LOG CHECKER: Very sorry, but I forgot and sent my own NAQCC # to the first three stations contacted. So, I sent 0644 to K8LBQ, WI5H, and N0DA by mistake and should have sent 1100. Rest were sent 1100. FT1000MP, 5W. QSOs by band: 20M: 5; 40M: 41. 80M: 5. I always use a hand key, but decided to use the paddle tonight to increase the number of members who could work N4A during the Sprint. Was disappointed in that the special event call didn't bring a lot of callers. Had to do more search and pounce than I had planned. Thanks for all QSOs and hope to work some of the rest of you during this week. Did not log N6IET as he never acknowledged my information. Heard, but could not work, N7A. Happy anniversary to all in the club. 73/72, John, K4BAI. .
VE3GNU - I spent only 45 min. as the 'pickings' were few at this QTH---i.e. started on 40, tried 20, and checked 75 last---but I am keeping my 'streak' of 8 months alive! Icom 7200 @5W and Begali paddle. .
KA2KGP - 20m. was dead, but 40 & 80 were usable. 40 was weak, but 80 made up for it and was the best band here in wny/ Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key. .
KD3CA - Many thanks to all for the calls , Bands a bit QRN at time , but again great fun . 72, 73 to all Don .
N5GW - I started out on 20M hoping to land some west coast ops, but I only got WA and OR. The first two days of the anniv. I was able to work nine of the special event stations except for the elusive N6A. It's only fair, because the sparse west coast stations are at a double disadvantage due to the time difference. I was unable to finish QSO's with K9XE and AI2T because, after QSB knocked them down, QRM stepped on their face! .
N4MJ - Many stations calling on top of each other. This was a persistent problem. Listen b4 txing. One station was consistently LOUD during the Sprint - N4KS. He had a pipeline to this part of the country, 599+ the whole Sprint. Thanks to all who worked to pull my signal out of the mud; there were several. Conditions weren't so good - no west coast heard. CO, ON, ME, FL were the extremes for me. .
WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! I fired up the Ol' Argo 509 agn last night,es was not disappointed. I had a QSO wid N6A on 20m and N0A on 40m abt 2 hrs before the sprint . But didn't hear anything west of OHIO when the sprint started. Just a few "peeps" on 20, so 40 es 80 got all the action tonight. I did manage to snag N2A, es N4A during the sprint. Sri to many of u who I could not quite copy answering my CQs, Condx vy noisy here in Mich. last night. Had to turn in early so pulled the plug after an hour. Lots of fun wid the gang again tonight. 73 Gregg WB8LZG .
KU4A - Worst band conditions I've had on Sprint night in a long time. Gave it up after 25 minutes and 5 QSOs. Just too painful :-) .
AF3Z - Enjoyed the sprint very much. Went to 80m and stayed. I worked N2A first, moved up a bit and called. I stayed on the freq until it got too crowded and moved up again. I stayed put on that frequency the rest of the time -- I kept getting calls and signals were good. Even after all these years I am surprised what a whopping 5 watts can do ;-) .
AA0W - 80 Meters heavy QRN 40 Meters was better. .
W2JEK - Got on late. Had 3 QSO on 40 and then to 80 for 10 more. Great to hear so much activity on 80. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135 .
N0A - Not in my best form tonight and the mosquito’s are still thriving here; on me of course. It was an enjoyable evening. Many thanks to each station I was able to work. Thanks N4A. Best Wishes.. D Keath N0A/N0WKZ
N6A - N6A/K6MGO Started out on 20m which was open but very weak, made two contacts and then it shut down at about 0100Z. Moved to 40m but it wasn't open yet, but finally it opened and stayed there the rest of sprint. Signals were weak but made another 5 contacts, and then at 0200 the noise went up to S7 and QRP signals disappeared into the noise and that ended it for me. Thanks to all who answered me and thanks to all who work so hard to make this fun. 73, Bill
K9FO - Gave it my best shot but always a few gremlins. Nothing on 20, 40 good and not too noisy, 80 OK but not much on. Rig: IC 7000 @ 5W, Vibroplex mini Paddle and the rig keyer for long CQ's . No computer keying this time. Antennas: 40 M dipole @ 50' and a 110' long wire for 80m. My first 40 QSO sprint! Thanks for the contacts. 73/72, Will, K9FO
NF1U - Just finished moving shack and moving my endfed HW up to 65' at the distant end. All in all I thought condx were pretty good on 40 & 80 for me. More Fun on this my 3rd sprint attempt.
N5A - Tough evening out here in OK. No one on 20m, heard a couple faint stations on 80m, and 40m s7 with QRN but SO much fun as N5A! Spent most of my time S&P then last 1/2 hour CQ on 40m. But I see east coast folks had 80m open and less luck with 40. IC-703 with paddle. Needed the filters and RIT to get thru the QRN . .73 Dennis W5WIL
AA4MZ - All contacts were on 40 meters, which was a little tough this time but great fun. What a great club! Thanks to all!
N7QR - Only could fit in a half hour. Embarrassed as I heard and worked no one. 80 was dead and only heard high power rag chewers on 20 and 40. As they say: "Wait 'til next month!" Russ .
VE3IDS - Used my homebrew wooden straight key this month, hope it didn't hurt anyone's ears too badly ;-) 73, Don VE3IDS .
KB1M - 40M seemed to get better as the night went on, thankfully the digital QRM stopped. A great sprint, the time sure flew by . 73 Walt, .
NN0SS - At my QTH in MN 20 meters was dead. The 40 meter band had weak signals with S9 QRN. 80 meters was the best of the 3 bands .
N8A - Interesting first attempt! I wasted the first 30 minutes trying to get GenLog to work (I thought I had it all figured out before the contest) before going to a paper log. My cw is rusty and my key kept sticking so my apologies to those who had to listen to my unintelligible cw! 40m stank but thankfully 80m was great for most of the remaining time. Will definitely be back for another sprint. Hope N8A/AA8SN
W2SH - Only two signals could be heard on 20m. 40 was in fine shape with a long skip. This happy scene lasted only about 50 minutes when a sparking noise similar to what’s radiated by an electric motor drowned out all but the strongest signals. It was also present on 80m but there most signals were strong enough to override it. A TenTec 539 and Junker straight key were used.
VE3EDX - Happy 12th Anniversary NAQCC .
N9A - Enjoyed being N9A in the Sprint. Worked coast to coast on 40m. Did not hear much NA activity in the last half hour.Mark/NX1K
W4KRN - 20m went away after 2 contacts. 40m was fair and 80m good. I only S&P'ed on this one. Nice to work N1A and N2A, heard N3A, but no luck. Thanks to all for the contacts. 72 cu next month. ^('(oo)')^
WX4RM - Fun sprint, but I had to use headphones to hear the stations through the heavy noise level. Spent too much time on 20 meters, with no stations contacted. 40 and 80 had strong signals, but stronger constant noise levels, which is rare in the mountains. Thanks to all who heard my little signal.
VE3DQN - Stronger signals on this sprint than I've heard for a long time. Also glad to see 80m stations active.
VE7HI - HB1B with Bencher straight key. Condx went downhill quick here! CU next time. .
WA2FBN - Fun sprint as always. LNR LD5 at 5w, J-38 key. Tnx to all who helped with the sprint. 72 Ken
WB0PYF - Great sprint, 72, Ray
AK3X - Literally had 10 minutes to play in the sprint, and that was not without interruptions. 40 meters seem good and wish I had more time. See you all next month I hope. 72 Peter
VE3FAO - I can only get on every other month due to ham club meeting. I look forward to the sprint and did better than last time. 73, Frank
K4NVJ - Fun!!!
N2A - I had a super time. N2A/W2WC
AA9WP - Not sure about the N3A contact...that may be busted. But very noisy conditions and signals fading in and out. Tuff sledding in this contest. Will give it a shot in November..see everyone then. Thanks Don
AK4NY - Only had a very short period of time to operate but had a blast -20 QSO's in 40 min with some CQ'ing thrown in that was less than 2 min per QSO. I was very happy with the number of contacts I made in the short period I had. Propagation seemed a little weird, 40 was going long on me, I was getting 599's out of Canada and even had an Alberta contact, not bad for QRP. Looking forward to next sprint. 73 all de Tom AK4NY
K5DOA - First sprint - grandkids here so limited. But good clean fun.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 0030-0230Z
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