Dec 2016 QRP/CW Sprint (#146)
K3WWP Comments - 137 (incl. 1 late log) logs is our best total since 138 in April 2015. Before that we have to go back to October 2013 with 156 and August 2013 with 140. There were 4 others before that with more than 137, so this month is our eighth highest total. Congratulations and thanks.
N2CN Comments - Final log count is 136, a very good turnout.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 33 31 64 16 1024 x2 2048 END FED WIRE @50'
WB1GYZ 20 20 40 11 440 x2 880 Two sloping wires at 60' treetop
K1IEE 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 OCF Dipole 30 ft
NF1U 11 10 21 9 189 x2 378 OCFD WINDOM @ 30'
N1IMW 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Dipole at 25 feet
KB1UOH 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Vertical
K1IX 3 3 6 1 6 x2 12 OCFD @ 38'
W2SH 38 36 74 19 1406 x2 2812 270' dpl@45'; Inv L 70' up; 90' out.
AA2VG 16 15 31 11 341 x2 682 Carolina Windom 10-80 @ 40 feet
WA2JSG 14 14 28 8 224 x2 448 Vertical elevated at 10'
K2JT 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Dpl@25'
W2JEK 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 110 ft end fed wire at 20 ft.
KA2KGP 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Dipole up 25 ft.
KD2MX 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 600' WIRE @20'
!W2ID 26 25 51 15 765 x2 1530 Gnd Mtd Vert (Hustler 6BTV)
N3HEE 53 52 105 23 2415 x2 4830 300 Foot Horizontal Loop
AB3RU 32 31 63 15 945 x2 1890 G7fek@'33
KD3CA 29 29 58 15 870 x2 1740 132 ft ocf Windom @33 ft
K3JZD 29 28 57 13 741 x2 1482 Dpl@25'
KQ3Z 24 24 48 13 624 x2 1248 135' Doublet Vee
KC3DOF 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 G5RV
WA3FIR 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 Ocf inverted vee @ 25 ft
WA3YLQ 16 16 32 8 256 x2 512 66ft end fed wire at 25ft
W3RT 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Sloper at 25"
N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 InvV@30' tilted
W3TTT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inverted vee at 65 feet
WG8Y 38 38 76 22 1672 x2 3344 HB 40-80 DP 40ft & hb 20m wire vert
K4BAI 35 35 70 20 1400 x2 2800 40M dip at 40', 88' cf zepp at 50', vee
K4ORD 33 33 66 18 1188 x2 2376 40dpl@40', 80vee@30'
K4JPN 31 31 62 17 1054 x2 2108 Zepp
W4OEP 28 26 54 18 972 x2 1944 Inv Ell @ 30 feet
W4HAY 28 27 55 14 770 x2 1540 Dpl@35'
WH6LE 22 21 43 16 688 x2 1376 215' horizontal wire loop@45'
WX4RM 18 18 36 14 504 x2 1008 6BTV Vertical
WD4OHD 19 18 37 12 444 x2 888 80m dipole
N3CKI 18 18 36 10 360 x2 720 DPL@20'
N4FI 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 115' rnd wire at 25'
N4WD 14 13 27 9 243 x2 486 80mt OCF @ 40ft
NA4O 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dipole@45'
KF4BY 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Inverted V, Center at 30'
W4DUK 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 End-Fed Zepp @ 20'
WE4SGA 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 100 ft. long random wire from tuner.
N1IIX 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 InvV@30'
W1FOX 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G5RV up 78 feet
KG4MTN 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 EFHW at 30 ft.
KK4BE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 DIPOLE@30 FEET
N5GW 27 27 54 15 810 x2 1620 CFZ @ 50'
W5WIL 21 21 42 12 504 x2 1008 240' doublet @ 30'
WB5UAA 10 10 20 4 80 x2 160 InvV@30ft
W5CUB 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Gnd mtd vert
WI5H 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 90' wire loop @ 21'
WK6L 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Windom Vee, 40 & 20 Meters
K6MGO 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Doublet in the garage rafters
KC7DM 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 450' skyloop @ 65'
KF7WNS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 232ft OCF Long Wire @ 45ft
K7EW 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Gnd mtd vert + 2 rad/bnd
WB7EUX 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 43 ft DXE Vertical
WB8LZG 23 23 46 12 552 x2 1104 Dpl @ 30'
N8XMS 21 20 41 11 451 x2 902 R7 Vertical
KA8KUF 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 Windom up 35'
NF8M 11 10 21 6 126 x2 252 6BTV (40m); OCF dpl@35' (80m)
KB8FE 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 EFW sloper
WB8ENE 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 40M dipole @ 15'
N8BB 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Dipole @ 45'
AB8FJ 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Inverted L@15'
W9CC 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 6btv
WB9HFK 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 150 Ft. Random Wire, and GND MNT Vert.
AA9L 14 14 28 8 224 x2 448 Trap dipole @ 40 feet
N9RLO 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Inv V@35'
KD9EBS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 End-Fed Wire @25'
KA9FQG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV @ 37ft
N0TA 15 14 29 9 261 x2 522 Doublet @35'
NN0SS 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 20 meter EDZ @35'
KD0DK 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 End fed long wire
N3PDT 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 148' Inverted L
WW0SS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 20 M Ext Double Zepp at 50 feet
KE0CU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Ground mounted vertical
VE3DQN 15 15 30 14 420 x2 840 40M deltaloop@45ft, 80M dpl@25ft
VE3RCN 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 G5RV LAYING ON THE ROOF
VE3IDS 8 8 16 4 64 x2 128 130' doublet at 35'
VE3FUJ 5 5 10 2 20 x2 40 130 ef wire @ 10-33ft
VA3KOT 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 End-fed long wire up 50ft
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
$K1TB 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 40MC DPL 30' UP
K3WWP 41 40 81 18 1458 x1.5 2187 ~110' attic rnd wire
AK3X 19 19 38 12 456 x1.5 684 OCF doublet at 25'
WA2EDN 16 16 32 13 416 x1.5 624 DIPOLE UP 30 FT
AK4NY 17 16 33 12 396 x1.5 594 G5RV@35'
KJ4R 17 16 33 9 297 x1.5 446 Gnd Mtd Vert 34'
W5ODS 22 22 44 12 528 x1.5 792 G5RV @ 50ft
NF5U 19 19 38 13 494 x1.5 741 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
N7QR 2 2 4 1 4 x1.5 6 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
KD0V 14 13 27 11 297 x1.5 446 Cf Zepp @ 50Ft
WD0K 13 13 26 11 286 x1.5 429 Delta loop @ 35'
KP2/AA4W 14 14 28 9 252 x1.5 378 40m vertical
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 20 20 40 12 480 480 ZS6BKW @ 60'
NR1D 14 13 27 12 324 324 40 meter loop and gnd mtd vert
KB1M 7 7 14 7 98 98 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft
N1JI 2 2 4 2 8 8 163' doublet @ 25'
K2YGM 18 18 36 10 360 360 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV mini
K2ZD 17 17 34 10 340 340 Vertical GP & OCF Dipole
N2ESE 13 13 26 13 338 338 80mtr OCF@ 25FT
N2EI 7 7 14 6 84 84 Dipole @ 35'
WA2FBN 4 4 8 4 32 32 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft
W3KWH 45 39 84 23 1932 1932 40 meter dipole @ 55 ft
KB3AAG 6 6 12 6 72 72 Veical loop to at 30 ft
N3NFL 4 4 8 3 24 24 Carolina windom up about 35 ft
WB4OMM 30 29 59 18 1062 1062 G5RV Sloper (30')
KU4A 11 11 22 8 176 176 40m sloping dipole, 80m 1/4-wave sloper
WH6YH 12 10 22 7 154 154 DIPOLE@50FT
K3RLL 10 10 20 7 140 140 Black Phantom HOA Vertical
AB4QL 7 7 14 6 84 84 Dipole @ 25'
W4TYD 6 6 12 6 72 72 25' random wire slope 30' to 15'
K4KRW 5 5 10 4 40 40 Dipole@35'
K9EYT 4 4 8 4 32 32 35'' 26 GA WIRE TOSSED UP A PALM TREE
K4RHG 4 4 8 3 24 24 Stealth Long Wire
N4MJ 1 1 2 1 2 2 Windom
K5MBA 6 6 12 3 36 36 EFHW 40M invL @ 20'
K7ZYV 4 4 8 1 8 8 G5RV AT 50'
NS3C 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl@30'
AA7CU 5 5 10 5 50 50 6' whip @ 12' using 8 radials
KF7Z 5 5 10 4 40 40 Dpl@ 25'
W7SWB 1 1 2 1 2 2 160m horizontal loop @ 50ft
K8TJ 23 21 44 16 704 704 T2FB @ 80'
AC8JW 15 14 29 8 232 232 Horizontal loop at 35ft
WA8SAN 10 10 20 8 160 160 End Fed Wire @25 ft
AA8SN 6 6 12 5 60 60 80m loop@20'
N9CX 5 5 10 5 50 50 Dpl@20 ft
N8NK 5 5 10 2 20 20 Indoor 20 foot end fed wire
N1RU 12 12 24 9 216 216 80/40 gnd mtd vertical
N9SE 2 2 4 2 8 8 Tarheel 100A
$AI9W 4 4 8 4 32 32 G5rv@25'
K2HT 6 6 12 3 36 36 ZS6BKW @ 40 '
K9OSC 3 3 6 3 18 18 CF Zepp @ 30'
NO2D 2 2 4 2 8 8 40 m dipole
VE3FAO 4 4 8 3 24 24 Loop Skywire @ 25 Ft
@VE2BZO 4 4 8 3 24 24 InvV 35'
$VA2GLU 1 1 2 1 2 2 Comet vertical at 20 feet
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
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: 137 (incl. 1 late log)
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 185
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,646 (incl. late log)
States represented: 35 + ON QC + KP2
K7EW - 20m apparently dead again! 40 and 80 not much better. On 80, I did hear N6TVN, KE0CU, and N0TYL all about S2-4, but couldn't raise them! Put in the first 40 min pretty solid effort. -disappointing! KX-2, J-47 "Mae West" .
KD0V - Condx were not very good at this QTH. Better Luck next month.
N9SE - I had to work late, but managed to make a couple of QSOs from the car on the way home. Radio: KX3, Antenna: Tarheel 100A .
AA9L - Conditions in this area were note that great. Most signals were weak but did my best. Sorry for the ones I missed.
K3RLL - What a great night! Did someone in Kittanning turn the Propagation Switch back on? Started out strong with Rick down in St. Croix, this after chasing him all week while he was down there napping in the Caribbean sun or something. That was a hard act to follow but did hear lots of good strong signals tonight for a welcome change. Nice to hear Gregg and Charles again. Maybe it was all that snow up north? Great night!cThanks to all and Merry Christmas de K3RLL .
N8XMS - I can't say that the conditions were very good but nevertheless it was a pretty good night for me. I played for just over an hour and managed 22 QSOs and 12 multipliers. All on 40-meters. Merry Christmas and 73 to everyone!
N8NK - Could only operate 45 mins but wanted to submit a log. Buying house with 280 foot lot. No more indoor ant... am dreaming of an 80 m ant and a 500 point sprint !
AA2VG - Could not stay til the end but had fun. Tonight I was running my Icom 7300 instead of the KX3. I love them both! Great hearing radios for my aging ears. 72 Peter/AA2VG
N1IMW - Couldn't find the groove. Kept bouncing around 40 and a little on 80 and ended up with 6 qso's by ten p.m. so I wrapped it up a little early. . .at least stopping early at ten p.m. means I stayed up to finish my log and submit!!!!!
K9EYT - Snowbird winter portable Tampa Bay area 40 meters was good tonight, five watts and a wire great fun. 72 Ray .
N1JI - Worst conditions I have seen for a sprint. High QRN levels here and I only heard two stations above the noise. Thanks N3HEE and W3KWH for the contacts! .
KB8FE - Signals held up quite well here in northern Ohio.
K1IEE - Started on 40M went to 80M then back to 40M. Conditions poor on both bands. Lots of QSB and QRN. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WE4SGA - Thanks for a great contest. I only stayed on for about an hour, but it was a lot of fun. It was a great excuse to use my YouKits HB-1B and straight key instead of my larger rig and keyer. .
WA2EDN - A little on th noisy side on 80 but heatd nothing on 40. A fun Night.
KD9EBS - Thank you all! 73/72! YouKits HB-1B 5 Watts J-38 Key; End-Fed Wire at 25" Attic Antenna .
N3HEE - Stayed on 80 meters. Nice signals tonight. Some local QRN. Lots of fun !!
NF8M - Got on late. 40 was in ok shape, 80 noisy and weak hr. Tnx es 72
AB3RU - Really fun night - I worked both 40 and 80 tonight and there were plenty of signals. On 40 I was able to work KF7Z in WY early but just on the edge of the noise floor. I also got to work Paul N8XMS I think for the first time. I moved to 80 after an hour and made many contacts. Many close stations were loud and easily worked, and some others were solid but very faint. I gave out some 539 reports. Very interesting and sometimes challenging conditions tonight, but loads of fun. See you all next month!
WH6LE - Conditions on 40 marginal in NC. Pretty good prop on 80.
WA3FIR - Conditions not great here. Very deep QSB and loud static crashes. Had fun anyway! .
WB4OMM - At 0130, 20M was devoid of human habitation....not a single signal heard! So, started on 40M....and what a surprise, S9+ noise! Horrible!! So after a few Qs and the start of a headache, I went to 80M. Noise level there was about S6, but not so horrible. Even fiddling with the various filters, I still had noise (El Cheapo Christmas Lights!!! Yeah, some are mine I'm sure). Made a few Qs on 80M, then went back to 40M, and low and behold the noise had dropped to S3....not so bad! Actually sat and ran a frequency for about an hour. Most signals were 5559 here tonight, and not much out West. I did get to work my good friend and neighbor Art WB4MNK, and John K3WWP - and of course my old stand-by, WA2JSG Curt in NJ! Don VE3DQN was my fabulous DX for the night. Thanks Don! FT-2000, 5W out to G5RV Sloper. Oh for some sunspots! Oh well....always hoping for the next Sprint! 72/73, Best wishes to all for a safe holiday and great New Year. Hope Santy Klaws brings everyone in NAQCC a KX-3. Ha. This is more fun than should be allowed! Steve WB4OMM
WA2JSG - Used my IC-703 off a 12v battery this time. 5 watts into an multi-band vertical (elevated). Little Bencher Str Key. Fun time as always. All have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah. .
WH6YH - FT450 (turned down) and a dipole. Got a late start and 40 was pretty weak with few participants. Moved to 80 and found a number of stations had decent signal despite high QRN. Always amazed at what 5w can do. Thanks for the QSO. Merry Christmas 73 Mike .
K3WWP - I was depressed today by the couple inches of s#$w that fell and didn't really feel like sprinting. However once I got started and the QSOs rolled in pretty good for a while I got in the mood and hung in there for the full two hours. Things slowed a bit in the second hour when 80 got extremely crowded and it was hard to find a place to call CQ and hard to find someone I hadn't already worked. So I went to 40 and found it still a bit active. Strange that Chas W2SH in NJ was much stronger on 40 than he was earlier on 80. I made a couple other 40 meters QSOs, but 37 of my 40 were on 80. It was especially nice to work Bob KC3DOF. I've met Bob at a lot of hamfests, but this was our first on-air QSO. Finally thanks to John K4BAI whose QSO at 0329 was my #40.
WD4OHD - No luck tonight except on 80m. Lots of noise and poor propagation on 40m. Nothing heard on 20m. Best holiday wishes to everyone. .
KJ4R - Better Condx on 40 than last month, but still poor overall. Had long periods of calling CQ with no replies. Tuned around some, but did not hear much. Had fun as always. Thanks to everyone who called me. Rig used this month was PFR3B and Vibroplex bug to 34' vertical. Merry Christmas to everyone.
N3PDT - I don't get to participate much these days, so this was a lot of fun, even if I didn't get to spend much time in the operator's chair. Good signals on 80m. Heard WH6LEX well, but didn't get through to him. Elecraft K2,148' Inv. L, Soviet TKF key.
WG8Y - Hi all,Did S&P almost the first hour then called the last hour on 80. Only worked 2 Q's on 20 & 6 on 40. 40 was up & down and had a steady S6-S8 noise but 80 was again the band to be on this month. Was gud here in NC.The Noise started coming up on 80 toward the end.Had to ask for some repeats but guess we should be used to that running qrp. Hi Hi. Have to mention working KN1H on all 3 bands.Tnx John.I worked him while he was calling on 20 & 40 & he caught me on 80m. That's fun stuff. see everyone on Dec.22 for the QRPp sprint.More fun. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
NA4O - All bands were challenging, each in its own way. But, as usual, it was interesting and fun.
K3JZD - Finally available to enter a Monthly Sprint. Used 40m Only. Softrock RXTX and MX-P50M to get the output up to 5 Watts. Dipole at 25'. I do not have any RIT capability with the this hardware and the HDSDR software that I use so it is tough whenever I get a call from someone that is not zero beat to my frequency. 40M was not terribly friendly - there was a lot of QSB and some QRN. But, at least it was there. I think I will give the persistence award to Bob-K3ZGA, a Pittsburgher who has defected to Florida, who I think called me several times before I was able to copy him well enough to work him. Jody - K3JZD (Trafford, PA)
KF7WNS - I really thought I was going to get skunked. Thanks, John/KC7DM-OR and John/K4BAI-GA both 80m. .
K4ORD - Used my Straight key tonight,just can't use it like I used to many years ago! 40M was fair, but 80M seemed much better and the skip was long,noise was low here and many signals were a real S9 with the K3 pre amp turned on. Nice to get into one of these sprints again seems something else going on all the time here! Seasons greetings to all 73/72 Riley K4ORD
WI5H - I just got home in time to work Jerry NF5U on 80 meters before the sprint ended. Always fun. Hope to work the mw Sprint next week. 72 until next time. .
KN1H - Thanks for another fun sprint. Worked some new people and some potential new members. Great to work WG8Y on all three bands, Mark had a really strong signal on all bands.
W2JEK - Got on late. Only half an hour. Just 80m. Band seemed pretty good. Rig YAESU FT-840 at 5W to end fed wire. Bunnell straight key. Was fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK @1135
K2YGM - Got on late due to a meeting.. 80 M seemed better here and spent most of the remaining time with S&P. MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy Holidays to all. 72 Bob K2YGM
W4HAY - Newbie here, only the 2nd time operating. Great fun, especially on 80, it got fast and furious. I was writing so fast I hope I got everything right as I could hardly read what I jotted down. Hope to see y'all next month. 73, Frank/W4HAY
N7QR - IC706 with a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation. My 28th sprint. Only worked my buddy down the block on 40 and 80. Heard a couple o' others on 40 but too weak to work. 20 and 80 were dead. Tuned around for 1.5 hours and made a half dozen calls. (We should designate a calling freq for these dog days.) Used my new comfy Bose headphones. CU next month. .
WX4RM - I was skunked on 20 meters, but heard good signals come thru the noise on 40 and 80. A good sprint, as usual.
WD0K - Greetings! Been awhile since I had time to fight the noise on 80. To my surprise it was not only bearable, but fun! Ran into KU4A I recall was my first contact on qrp and a local neighbor that really surprised me. Who says Christmas comes only once a year? Nice to hear some new calls, not to mentiom K3WWP also on 80. A hard copy but made it. A fun sprint. Holiday Greetings to all! 72's Rich/wd0k/0664
KQ3Z - 80 was the band for me tonight. best DX was W5ODS in OK. Very weak signals on each end but we made it. Thanks for the contacts. Sorry to those I couldn't pull out of the QRM. Thanks to all who make these sprints and the newsletter happen. Lots of fun. Merry Christmas to all.
VE3RCN - Glad to be back Dropped anchor in Fort Erie. No time to get antennas up, so used a G5RV laying on the roof of the house.
K4RHG - Lots of QRM tonight. Only workable band was 40 meters.
W3TTT - Just one contact this time again, but I was active before the contest and I had some business during the contest so I had to leave. It was fun while it lasted. This time I used my Small Wonder operating at ONE WATT. The other station was 933 miles so I "almost" joined the 1000 miles per watt club tonight. The Small Wonder works much better since I replaced the transistor final PA. I had two separate contacts with it tonight. The band was in good shape tonight for a change. Thanks to the club NAQCC for the contest! .
N4MJ - Worst night ever. Only heard a couple of NA stations. N8XMS was 579 to 219. I wore out my fist calling him but never a response. Could hear him responding to others. Even changed transceivers to be sure I had a signal going out. FWIW it was also the night of a QRP Fox Hunt. Got skunked there. Never heard a Fox. Last month I missed as I was portable in Nashville. Tried to work the Sprint but the local city/industrial noise wiped out ALL sigs. Here's hoping January 2017 will be a new and better year for Sprints and Fox hunting. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone. 73 de n4mj//glenn/6587
WB5UAA - 40 was the band for me. There was a pipe from east Texas to Pennsylvania this evening. W4HAY, you were the only one I heard on 80. I tried to get you, but I was just another one you were trying to hear through. Maybe next time! Sorry KC3DOF, not sure we completed the exchange because I had QRM from PY7BR relentlessly calling CQ exactly on your frequency. Look forward to the next sprint!
N8BB - A bit noisy on the bands but picked up a few. Headache and tired, will do better next time. Merry Christmas to all my friends out there. And a wonderful New Year. 73/72 Werner .
N5GW - I was giving my "old" K1 a workout. It had the 40/80 board which works well for winter nights. 40 was good except for QSB and no west coasters heard. 80 was a bit noisy from an approaching weather front, but OK. I wish we could use 160 meters, because at times it can be quiet enough for QRP.
W4DUK - Only had time for a few contacts, but still had fun! .
KD0DK - Another fun Sprint! I abandoned my "Search and Pounce" method and decided to camp out on one frequency on 40 meters. This seemed to work better for me. Merry Christmas everyone! .
WB8ENE - I almost forgot about the sprint. I'm limited to 40 meters this time of the year, but managed to make a few contacts anyway. Rig is K3 and key is Begali Blade. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art .
KG4MTN - Got a late start and then Gen Log collapsed on me!! Lots of nice signals heard here in Middle TN. Merry Christmas and Happy 2017 to all!!! .
AK4NY - Sort of a strange evening - CQ'd for 5 minutes before first contact, got two and then nothing on 40, moved to 80 where condx appeared to be better but there was a very strange sort of QSB - stations would go from 599 to nil, QSO's in progress would come over the top of my QSO, it was just a little wierd. Only played for an hour, had a wonderful rag chew with a non-member, N4RSS. It is always nice to meet someone fairly local (50 miles away). Overall a fun evening, even if a bit odd. I wish everyone a happy and safe holidays. Hope to catch you on the bands 72/73 de Tom AK4NY .
K8TJ - Forgot how to run GenLog correctly! Senior moment.
WB8LZG - Hello Sprinters! I fired up the trusty TT Argo 509 agn last eve. Love this radio ! Condx a bit odd tonight, 20m was open to the east coast right at the start, es I worked 6 New Enland QSOs there. On 40 things were hopping es I had a nice little run fer 15 mins. I did not have my usuall "Beeline" into TX, and NO one heard west of the Mississippi. ???? But I worked 5 NY stns es a bunch of 8 land states close in that I usually don't get. 4 Ohio stns that were 599 plus. Even got a few on 80m too. All in all a good sprint. Very Nice to hr some old friends es also some new. Tns to K2ZD fer hanging in there to get it right. Pulled the plug abt 10pm Hope to hear u all in the MW sprint next week. 73 Gregg WB8LZG
KU4A - 40 meters is my favorite band for this, but it wasn't playing well. Fortunately, 80 filled in the gaps for me despite high noise and a poor antenna. Thanks for all the Qs. .
KD3CA - Both 40 & 80 mtrs were good here, stayed on 40 for 1 hour moved to 80 & SID, N4NQ called , I can't resist a rag chew ,had a good 30 minute chat. then back to 80 mtrs till the end. Many tnx John, K3WWP for the call , hadn't heard you for a while. Great fun as usual , Many tnx to those that called & gave the OM a work out , Hi Hope to cu in the Mw sprint . Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all .72, 73 Don
VE3DQN - Not great propagation here tonight. Had to listen hard, but still could pull out some signals. Fun as always. .
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, dipole, zepp, inverted vee. 20M was almost dead at the start. Only signal heard was W1AW bulletin. 40M seemed to have little activity. Signals were audible from NJ and New England, MN, and CA. A nice surprise was KP2/AA4WK from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. He was sending his location as "St. Croix," but I logged it as "VI." Most of the activity was on 80, with QSOs possible up to NH, MI, MN, and out to TX as well as with the closer in stations who were not audible on 40M. NK6A was in the QRP Fox Hunt and sent his power of 5W rather than his NAQCC# if he has one. Thanks for all QSOs. Hope I will be sharper for the next one. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
W5WIL - Kinda odd night. 1/2 of my 14 QSOs on 40m were to PA. Then contacts with MD, SC and GA east coast on 80m - long way for me in OK. Look forward to mW next week. 73 . .Dennis .
W4OEP - With the noise levels subsiding, it was great to hear everyone. Happy Holidays from Florida!
N3NFL - Thanks for the e-mail reminder. Plan on trying this next year ( month ) .
NO2D - Dueling between the Sprint and the Fox Hunt. Both on 40 meters, and very close together. Trying for both I did not get much of either. 40 meters went dead here around 8:00 pm MST. Can't have much more fun than that. Pete, NO2D .
WA2FBN - Tnx to all who helped with sprint. LNR LD5 to end fed antenna. Key Vibroplex Vibrokeyer. Bands did not seem good at my QTH. 72 Ken .
KE0CU - Condx here were the worst ever. I almost didn't submit my log! (One contact). 20 and 40 were totally dead, and 80 had very little activity with S7 noise. Gotta check my antenna. Better luck next time. .
K4JPN - Tried 49M and 20M, but no luck. 80M was hot. 72 Steve K4JPN
KA8KUF - Thanks to all. Lots of fun as usual.
W7SWB - Gave up after an hour, heard a few other CQ NAs but couldn't pull them out of the mud or they couldn't hear me. .
W3RT - I had fun with the little bit of time that I was able to operate; I even heard a station from WA! With any luck, I'll be able to participate in more of the sprints. 73/72, Red, W3RT, 2545
WA3YLQ - Conditions much better on 40 this time!Fun!...WA3YLQ
K2ZD - Ice on the antennas & poor conditions but it's always fun, 73 Mario K2ZD
KC3DOF - Its been awhile. Messed up off the top with the logging app and had to go manual so the times are suspect. I had moved my antenna a couple weeks ago and forgot I can now get on 80m. When 40m died for me I went to 80m and it was jumping. Alot of very strong signals. Will have to make the move sooner the next sprint. Can't wait, missed the fun.
KF7Z - good to get in a little work tonight, band was very noisy in SW Wyoming tonight. Thanks for the Qs and see you for the MW sprint
AK3X - Nil on 20, lots of noise on 40, but 80 meters was great. MFJ9296 at 4 watts to OCF doublet. Did not mean to use my bug, but after two QSO's realized what I was sending with! First QSO was with K3WWP so an auspicious beginning. I think, although it is not a great number, that this is the most QSOs I have had in a sprint. Got a late start and several lengthy interruptions, but fun as usual. See you all next month. 72 for now, Peter
K1IX - "TIS THE SEASON" (OF LOW ACTIVITY) HAD ONLY SPOTLIGHT PROP TO PA HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL, CU NEXT YEAR. 73 FRANK .
VE3IDS - 40 was reasonable but 80 was tough, didn't try 20. 72, see you at the mw challenge Don ve3ids .
K6MGO - Worse band conditions yet, with 20m completely dead by start time, and 40m almost dead for most of the sprint. Sure hope next month is better. K3 @ 5 watts to 50' doublet in garage rafters. .
AC8JW - Good to be back working this sprint. .
KF4BY - This was my first NAQCC Sprint. I'm working on my CW skills so I'll certainly do it again. I enjoyed it! Thanks to all the ol' Pros for accommodating a newbie. 73, Stan - KF4BY .
N9RLO - I used my IC-718 and my FT-450 with my J-38 and my Junker key. Static and QSB on 40m, and lots of static, QSB, and QRM on 80m, very crowded. 73 to all. .
NS3C - I only had a few minutes. The bands seemed pretty dead. .
KB3AAG - I missed last month by being in hospital for tests ,mistake,should have stayed home advanced terminal cancer. Hardly felt up to it last and 160night but wanted to do my sprint number 101 86 monthly and 15 qrpp and 160 mtrs Frank
W2SH - Just before this sprint's start I only heard half of a 20m QSO in the lower 150 kHz of the band. No point going there later. 40m had a very long skip and nine of my 13 QSOs during the first half hour were with stations 800 to 1,300 miles distant, all in a southern direction. It didn't last for long. At 0207Z K4BAI, 800 miles away was an unusually poor 449. Thereafter, all but one of my QSOs were on 80m with good signals over distances as far away as 800 miles, again those ones pointing south. Participation seemed lighter than usual on both bands.
KA2KGP - Not again! The bands were all crappy here again in WNY this sprint. Very poor propagation, weak signals & QSB. Hope for better bands next sprint. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to all. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key.
WB1GYZ - Another fun sprint despite cdx. Overheard during contest: Member asked nonmember for his power level. Nonmember replied: 1 K. Member: after long pause...QSL. The timing of members' QSL got me laughing because we both realized that nonmember was using more power than the combined output of all sprint contesters.
W5ODS - Bands were very noisey tonight with S8-S9 noise levels here on 80 and 40 with QSB also. Good to work a lot of new stations.
AB4QL - Oh how I miss good propagation!
VE3FAO - Band condition so poor I only made 4 QSOs
NN0SS - 20 Meters-Dead 40 and 80 meters great conditions .
N2EI - Fun night as always. Using my KX3 2 5 Watts to Dipole @ 35', Kent TP-1B Paddles
VE3FUJ - It seems that tonight only PA and OH were available to this QTH. Otherwise things weren't too bad, I did enjoy the time spend on the 40 mtr band. I don't, for some inexplicable reason, feel at home on any other band. Hee Hee
K4KRW - Didn't get much time to operate here. 40 was horrible. 80 was very nice. Great hearing everyone. 73 - Richard
N1RU - Family commitments kept me from operating beyond the first hour, but I had a good time until I had to stop. I stayed on 80, which was OK but not as good as last month. TS590 at 5 watts to a ground-mounted vertical. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all! 72, Jamie (NE Indiana)
W2ID - Had fun in my first ever NAQCC Sprint. Look forward to more. I switched back and forth between my J-38 straight key and my VIZ-Key sideswiper. Couldn\'t decide which one I liked better! Sorry to all for the rusty CW. This was my first time sending code manually in about 33 years! Really enjoying my new Elecraft K3. Was running 5 watts to a Hustler 6BTV that I just put up. It needs more radials (only have 2 for 80M), but at least I was able to be heard as far away as FL and MI. QRP never ceases to amaze me! A few days before the contest, I worked PJ4/K4BAI on 20m with 100mw, which seems just miraculous to me.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning to operate in the sprint from a state other than your home state - OR - will be using a callsign that is different from one that you have used in previous sprints we need to know about it for our cross checking and record keeping. Please email this information to John K3WWP before the start of the sprint using the NAQCC33 address shown above.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 0130-0330Z
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint.