May 2017 QRP/CW Sprint (#151)
K3WWP Comments - Another month of sprint results is closed out and 'etched in stone'. Thanks to all who participated and special thanks to those 124 folks who took the little bit of time it takes to submit their logs. 72% of participants did submit logs this month. Let's better that in June's sprint.
KF0U Comments - Finished at 124 logs. Great turn out and really do appreciate the all the help. See you in July!
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division WB1GYZ 32 31 63 18 1134 x2 2268 80 foot dipole, HB open-wire K1IEE 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 OCF 135' long wire@30' KN1H 24 24 48 12 576 x2 1152 END FED WIRE @50' NF1U 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 OCFD WINDOM @ 30' & END FED HW @ 65' KB1UOH 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Vertical up 25 feet W2 Division W2SH 36 35 71 18 1278 x2 2556 Dpl. 270'@ 45'; inverted L, 86' V+68' H W2NRA 26 26 52 14 728 x2 1456 Off center fed wire antenna @ 30 feet KA2KGP 28 28 56 13 728 x2 1456 Dipole up 25 ft. W2JEK 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 20m gnd pl, 110 end fed, both @ 20ft WA2JSG 16 16 32 9 288 x2 576 Vertical elevated at 10' WA2NYY 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 80m OCF Dipole @35' N2GDS 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 12' whip on apt. windowsill at ~100' K2JT 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dpl@30' WA2ZOT 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 Lng wr 100' up 20' KC2VBU 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 EFW up ~ 40' KD2MX 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 600' WIRE @20' W3 Division K3JZD 44 43 87 21 1827 x2 3654 Dpl@25' KD3CA 26 25 51 12 612 x2 1224 132ft ocf Windom@33 ft W3TTT 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Inv Vee at 65 feets KQ3Z 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 135' Doublet V @35' N3AEA 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 invV@30' tilted W4 Division W4OEP 33 31 64 18 1152 x2 2304 Inv-Ell at 30 feet WG8Y 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 40-80 loaded dp@40ft & grd mt hb 20 vert NJ4V 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Dipole@50' N4OW 18 17 35 11 385 x2 770 80M LOOP @ 12' N3CKI 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 DPL@20' WS4P 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 Inverted V @ 25 Feet WX4RM 15 14 29 10 290 x2 580 6BTV gnd mtd vert W4DUK 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 End-fed Zepp @ 20' K4NYI 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 Sloping dipole - 40' at high end WB4OMM 11 10 21 9 189 x2 378 G5RV Sloper at 40 feet W4KRN 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 InvV 50' WA4ZOF 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80 meter doublet KK4BE 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 DIPOLE @ 30FT W4NLT 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 84 ft end fed K4JPN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Zepp NA4O 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Dipole@45' W5 Division N5GW 31 30 61 23 1403 x2 2806 CFZ @ 50' W5WIL 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 240' dblt @ 30' WI5H 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 90' loop @ 21' & 140' inverted L WB4BIN 6 6 12 2 24 x2 48 Attic dpl@15' KG5HCF 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Dipole @ 25 ft W6 Division K6MGO 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Indoor doublet, AVG. HT. 8 FT. W7 Division N7KM 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 OCF Dipole at 45 feet KC7DM 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 450' skyloop @ 65' KF7WNS 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 232ft OCF Long Wire K7ZI 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 OCF Dipole, inverted "L" apex @ 50' AE7CG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 dpl@10' W8 Division NF8M 36 36 72 15 1080 x2 2160 6BTV (20 & 40), OCF dpl@35' (80) WB8LZG 26 25 51 17 867 x2 1734 Dpl@30' N8BB 23 23 46 15 690 x2 1380 Dipole @ 45' WV8DH 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 ZS6BKW (G5RV) @32' KB8FE 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 EFW 254' zig-zag Peak @ 55' N8XMS 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 R7 Vertical NX8Y 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Gnd Mtd Vertical W9 Division K9JWI 51 50 101 28 2828 x2 5656 Gnd mtd vert AA9L 39 39 78 22 1716 x2 3432 Trap dipole @ 45 Feet W9CC 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 6btv WB9HFK 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Hustler 6BTV Gnd Mtd with 60 Radials N9RLO 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Inv. V @ 35ft. KC9UNL 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 End Fed Wire 20Ft Ave Height N8HWV 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Hamstick on car roof KD9EBS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 End Fed Wire @ 25' in the Attic W0 Division AA0W 17 17 34 15 510 x2 1020 Dipole @30 ft NN0SS 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 80 meter INV V @30 feet N8LA 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 200' Dipole Up 35' KD0DK 6 5 11 5 55 x2 110 End fed long wire Canada Division VE3EDX 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 Gnd Mtd Vertical VE3IDS 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 130' doublet at 35' open wire to tuner VE2BZO 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 ocf / 30' 135' long VA3NU 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 88' invV@25' VE3DQN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 EF 30' long DX Division SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division WB2LQF 13 13 26 6 156 x1.5 234 136' doublet at 30' (stuffed into attic) W3 Division K3WWP 51 49 100 18 1800 x1.5 2700 ~110' attic ef rnd wire N3MLB 17 17 34 13 442 x1.5 663 G5RV @50ft W4 Division KJ4R 52 51 103 21 2163 x1.5 3245 Gnd Mtd Vertical AK4NY 40 39 79 19 1501 x1.5 2252 G5RV@35ft KA3OCS 26 26 52 12 624 x1.5 936 80M loop 35feet W4EDN 10 10 20 8 160 x1.5 240 80/40 fan dipole up 30 ft AE4ZR 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 CAROLINA WINDOM@20' W5 Division NF5U 31 30 61 19 1159 x1.5 1739 40m/80m dipole at 33ft W6 Division W7 Division N7QR 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials W8 Division W8AIM 14 14 28 8 224 x1.5 336 270' horiz loop at 30' W9 Division W0 Division KD0V 16 14 30 10 300 x1.5 450 Cf Zepp @50Ft Canada Division DX Division SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division N2CN 15 14 29 12 348 348 ZS6BKW @ 60' KB1M 18 18 36 8 288 288 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft KC1DVT 5 5 10 5 50 50 EFHW @ 30' KM2KM 5 5 10 4 40 40 Dipole 70' up K1IX 4 4 8 3 32 32 OCFD @ 35' N1JI 2 2 4 2 8 8 Hustler mobile mast, resonator & whip W2 Division K2YGM 44 43 87 23 2001 2001 20/40 G5RV@40' 80 EFHW N2ESE 27 27 54 17 918 918 80m+40mDipoles WA2FBN 5 5 10 5 50 50 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft KC2MJT 2 2 4 2 8 8 G5RV W3 Division KC3RN 26 26 52 16 832 832 Fan dipole @33' WB3FAE 8 8 16 8 128 128 100' end fed/L at approximately 30 feet W4 Division N4MJ 41 41 82 20 1640 1640 Windom K4KRW 26 26 52 13 676 676 Dipole @35' W2BJN 12 12 24 10 240 240 End Fed 65' Wire @ 18' K3RLL 10 10 20 9 180 180 Nite-only black vertical AB4QL 10 10 20 9 180 180 Dipole @ 25' K4KAY 10 10 20 7 140 140 Dpl @40' K4RHG 9 9 18 7 126 126 Stealth Long Wire at 30 feet KU4A 8 8 16 6 96 96 Sloping dipole @ 40 feet WK4WC 8 8 16 6 96 96 Dipole@50' K4WLW 4 4 8 3 24 24 125' End-Fed Sloper KM4BPE 4 3 7 3 21 21 Dpl@25' N5ME 1 1 2 1 2 2 End fed half wave dipole W5 Division AC5T 8 7 15 5 75 75 Dpl@25' KE5YUM 4 4 8 2 16 16 Dipole at 16' W6 Division W7 Division KF7Z 13 13 26 8 234 234 Dpl @25' @KG7VAK 8 7 15 7 105 105 133' end fed wire W8 Division WA8SAN 22 22 44 14 616 616 End Fed wire @ 25 Ft N8ZYA 16 16 32 12 384 384 Indoor random wire N8NK 8 8 16 8 128 128 40 & 80m dipoles at 36 feet AA8SN 5 5 10 5 50 50 80m loop@20' W9 Division W9PZ 39 39 78 25 1950 1950 Windom at 30 feet K9EYT 11 11 22 8 176 176 G5RV up 25' N9DMA 6 6 12 4 48 48 InvV@35' W0 Division K9OSC 34 33 67 21 1407 1407 CF Zepp @30' N0TA 7 7 14 6 84 84 Gnd Mnt Vertical & Doublet @ 35' Canada Division VE3GNU 6 6 12 4 48 48 Multiband dpl@35'---NW-SE dir. DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key K4BAI 49 46 95 28 2660 x2 5320 TH6DXX, 40M Dip at 40', 80M inv vee dip Bug Keyer/Keyboard NN9K 43 42 85 25 2125 2125 3el yagi@50ft, 135 end-fed@23ft Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
STATS: Logs submitted: 124 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 173 Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,892 States represented: 37 + MB ON QCSOAPBOX:
N8XMS - I got home late after starting the day at 4 AM, and after about 3 or 4 hours of sleep the night before, so I was a little bit tired. So I called it quits after only 5 QSOs and about 15 minutes. Now I'm going to hit the hay!
KD0V - 20M surprised me. I didn't think it would be open. 40M was all QRM and QRN. Mostly QRN. Thanks for the contacts.
K3RLL - K3 to after-dark-only vertical: What a great time tonight! KB1M's excellent signal started me out on 20m and later on 40m, finished my goal of 10 contacts. Coolest call sign award of the evening certainly goes to WV8DH, Dave H from WV. How neat is that! Big signal award goes to NN9K, twisting my digital meter on 20m. Great night. Thanks for all the good contacts, guys. 72/73 ... Don
N3MLB - It was noisy but great fun to do this again. I missed the last 30 minutes.
K4KAY - My second try at NA Sprint. Had fun.
W4EDN - Only worked 45 mins due to other activities.
N1JI - I had to drive to Manchester, NH, to pick up my wife tonight, so I operated the sprint mobile. I used my IC-7100 turned down to 5 watts and the antenna is a Hustler HF mobile antenna. Most folks couldn't hear me, but a big thanks to K3WWP, N3CKI and KJ4R who pulled me out of the noise. Here's an interesting coincidence - I worked Chas, K3WW, last night and the first contact in my log tonight was John, K3WWP. Thanks for another fun sprint!
WB4OMM - Got home late, started 40 mins into the event - 20M was already marginal here, only made 2 QSOs, and then went to 40M. Signals I could hear were good (mostly 579) but just not that many heard.....got to work a few regulars, and got a log in tonight! Always nice to do this sprint! Will be headed to Xenia (Dayton) next week, hope to "eyeball" some NAQCC folks! Will be at FDIM too! 72/73! Steve WB4OMM
W8AIM - I snagged all contacts on 40m with only one on 80m. Pretty noisy out there and I pulled the big switch early. Must've been a T-storm close. Still, I enjoyed the opportunity to work the sprint as always. TNX to all and 72 from downtown Elkins, West Virginia!
KB8FE - Nice evening in northern Ohio. Operated outside using a TAC-1 and car battery. Set up a temporary 254' end fed wire (very thin wire). Seemed to work well for my 40 meter contacts.
WB4BIN - Not a lot of QSO's, but still fun. Looking forward to next month.
AA9L - Fun! Will use the bug next time. Arm got sore sending CQ.
WV8DH - Good sprint tonight. A little noisy but good signals from everyone. Really had a good time and I think this is my best number of contacts yet. Thanks to all and all the best from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. 72/73 Dave
KF7Z - Tons of QSB tonight, thought I lost K4BAI there on 20 meters in one particular bad burst but there he was when the static passed, thanks for waiting John. Elecraft K3s with P3 running 5 wts to a dipole up 25 Ft. Thanks for the Qs, hope to see you in Dayton. 72
NF5U - 20m was nil, 40m had major static crashes, and 80m nil here in TX. All my qso's were on 40m. Thanks to all for the qso's, 73's and see you all next month, it was fun.
K4KRW - Fun night as usual. I used my Sierra tonight. 40 was pretty crowded when I got started. I had to really look for a place to park. I ended up in a QSO with a non member about 3/4 of the way through. We talked for about 15 minutes, so I missed a few contacts I'm sure. But it is always nice to get in a regular QSO. I told him about NAQCC. I'll email him too. Hopefully he'll look us up. Great hearing everyone. I'm going to Dayton and FDIM. So, I hope to meet some of you there. 73 - Richard
WA2NYY - Was able to get on the last 30 minutes. 40 was noisy, went to 80 and signals were decent. It was good to hear my neighbor Stan WB2LQF on 80m. Glad I was able to squeeze in some brass pounding tonight! 72 Mark
WA2JSG - Nice time this evening in our sprint. Used my IC-7000 at 5 watts as my regular QRP rig is packed away for my Dayton trip next week and Tennessee from there. Speaking of which, if you go be sure to stop by the FDIM event. If you cannot go, check out www.w5kub.com for live streaming video from the Hamvention, starting Wednesday morning thru that Monday. You just may see someone you know, or perhaps some strange looking guy in a red NAQCC hat. See y'all next month!
N8HWV - Second try at this was made a little easier with 500 Hz filter installed. Gets me on the air and is fun. Will work on getting a better antenna up.
WG8Y - Hi all, Every have one of those nites when you wanted to start over? Long day & didn't have my head into it tonite. Worked NE.& MN. on 20 but that was it.Went to 40 & the band was pretty gud.Some QRN. Worked a few on 40,Just S&Ping While listening back & forth hoping 20m might pick back up.Nope. Went to 80m & wow! QRN was terrible but called CQ trying to get a few Q's in the log. A Big thanks for all the repeats & fills on 80M. Hey John,K4BAI. Thanks for hanging with me till I got my head Screwed on.Hi Hi It's still fun. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KQ3Z - Busy night. Replacing kitchen cupboard shelves, then watched the Pens Capitals Game, GO PENS!!! Then on the air for a quick four contacts. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to those that make the Sprints and Newsletters happen.
KJ4R - Two first's for me tonight......First time I've been able to start on the same frequency and hold it for the entire sprint. Most of the time I get kicked off by a QRO or digital station. Also my first sprint where I made 50 contacts. Thanks to everyone who called and sorry to a few stations that called that I just couldn't pull the call out of the noise. Good condx on 40 but didn't hear anything West of IN or MI. No 0 or 7 land calls tonight. 73's to everyone.
KC9UNL - Bad thunderstorm and QRN forced me to quit very early. Hpe to do better next time.
K9EYT - Stayed on 40 had a thunder storm hang around for most of the sprint but the KX3 got rid of most of the QRN . KX3/G5RV/ Bencher paddle, TNX and CU next month 73 Ray K9EYT
W9PZ - A storm just passed through Illinois land a few minutes before the start of the sprint. Lots of QRM and QRN this time. 40m really tailed off for me during the last 20 minutes. Really enjoyed the sprint as usual; can't wait for the next one. Thanks to all who called me! Lots of familiar calls.
KF7WNS - Wow QRN tonight...hard copy on 20 and 40m. Only the strongest stations got through. AA4W was the strongest of all. Thanks John/K4BAI for 2 bands. Sorry to those I lost. See you next time.
N8NK - Late start after my best friend's funeral. My heart wasn't in it this time around. Transceiver was dead the last two sprints. 80 was very noisy with QRN tonight. Thank you NAQCC & fellow sprinters for the much needed distraction tonight! Even tonight, it was fun. 72
KN1H - Got a late start and was happy to find 20 still somewhat open. Great to work Dick, K1IEE on 80 for the first time in over a year! Thanks to all for the fun sprint.
W3TTT - I started out slow tonight. I was using my Small Wonder for the first half hour. Only one QSO. Sad. Anyway, I switched to my Icom 718 at five watts. So this is my personal best for this sprint. Everybody say Yay! Truely lots of fun tonight. And of course a big thank you to everyone involved with the Sprint.
WB2LQF - It seemed awful noisy on 40M and much quieter on 80M. I heard few signals from the west and the south and more than usual from New England, and the tri-state area. I sure hope it's not my brand new 136 foot doublet! Looking forward to reviewing the Soapbox comments in the days ahead to compare notes.
AE7CG - Bad band conditions on 20M. Heard KD0V, N2CN, and N5GW, but could not get through to any of them. 72 from Arizona, Loren AE7CG.
N8ZYA - A good night for me with 16 stations in 12 states. I worked everyone on 40 meters.
AB4QL - I enjoyed getting back into the fray once again. 40 M was the only thing working decently for me tonight. I managed to pick up a couple of new ones I had not worked before. FD is right around the corner now. I hope everyone gives it a go 72 Barry
NF1U - Fun as usual and it seemed we had more participation this time. Bands could have been better too.
K3WWP - Well, not as good as last month's 64 QSOs, but I'm pleased with 51. I started off comparably to last month, then the brick wall showed up around 0145Z. Sort of ran out of stations to work on 40, and found pretty high noise on 80 when I switched to there. Thanks to all for the QSOs. I think I worked everyone who called, at least on 40. I may have missed a couple on 80 in the very high QRN. Several stations worked on both 40 and 80 even though I only worked 14 on 80 this month. Wonder what next month will bring with summer in full swing (hopefully).
K1IEE - One of my better sprints. All 3 bands had lots of activity. Conditions very good here in Maine for me. Nice to work nearby NH friends KB1M Walt and KN1H John. Worked KF6GC but he gave his SKCC #. Pretty good night. Thanks to all 73 Dick
K3JZD - Good event. There was a lot of activity on 40 meters and the band was pretty well behaved - very little QSB for a change. Was a good evening for QRP. Jody - K3JZD
N2CN - 20 was great, which is unusual for my QTH. Some "exotic" sections worked: UT, CA, MS, NE (thanks, guys, for sticking with me). Rig was KX2, with Begali Signature paddles.
VA3NU - Conditions were ruff here with deep QSB and my logging program crashed. Salvaged what I could from scribbled notes so no silver log this time around. Had fun using my old DSW 40 at 1.5-2.0 watts. 73 Larry VA3NU
N7KM - I went all out setting up portable and invited new hams from our club to come and enjoy the evening. The bands were awful here in Southwest Utah and I worked for every contact logged. It was a challenge to carry on conversations with new hams and passers by while searching out faint signals on the bands. (I was surprised I seemed to hear the same stations form the east all evening.) Even though Mother Nature wasn't kind, the wind blew and our fingers got cold, the new hams and I had fun and we will be back. Thanks for sponsoring this event. 72, Ken N7KM
W2NRA - A little less activity this month, though I didn't look at 20 meters. I didn't see any signals on 80 meters. I stayed on 40 meters for the 2 hours. I sure wish these sprints were a little longer and/or a little more often. Thanks for the QSOs - I'll be looking for you in the Challenge with my old NorCal 40A and 2 watts. 72/73 de Art W2NRA 8866
K2YGM - Started on 20.. all sigs weak 40 was in good shape here at first.. noise was down and sigs up 80 finished things off with close in mults....thanks to all that called, and to those that make these sprints possible. 72 Bob K2YGM
N7QR - IC706 with a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation, 31st sprint, on for an hour. Stuck to 20, heard a couple of stations at the noise level: NN9K IL and KN1H NH 1204, but they couldn't hear me. Tried my new Bluetooth headphones but they introduced too much delay in the sidetone. CU next month! Russ, Portland, OR.
KE5YUM - I had a pathway to south Florida it seems from the QTH south of the Red River in North Texas. Good signals on 20 though the night did not look to promising for 20 meters. 5 watts to a 20 meter dipole got the job done. All the best, Terry
KC3RN - A fun sprint tonight. 40m was good to me. It was a personal best, even though I had to quit 30 minutes early. My new homebrew fan dipole got a good workout, and seemed to perform well. Nice to work some of the newer members - thanks for participating!
KA3OCS - My first naqccd sprint. used a k2 at 5 watts all on 40 meters.
N4MJ - Great evening of fun. Tnx to all participants. 73 de n4mj//glenn
KM2KM - I believe that I used the data format and latest and updated gen logger down loaded 10 May 2017 - This is my first try - it does not match the instructions above. What's up? KM2KM
K4WLW - Was only able to play in the Sprint for the first half hour last night. 40m was the only band open to me here in North Florida. Thanks to all who put on the sprints and check the logs. Great fun. KX3 to an end fed sloper. See you next month. Bill
K4RHG - Where did everybody go the last 30 minutes?
KA2KGP - Good band conditions again this sprint. 20m. was dead here, but 40 & 80 were in gud shape. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into 40m. dipole up 25 ft.
WA2FBN - Rough conditions for sprint. LNR LD-5 at 5 watts. Palm single mini paddle. Tnx to all who copied my sig. 73 Ken
N8BB - 40 meters was very good except for my S-9 plus qrn. That was almost unbearable but decided to stick with it for all the others running this event. Sometimes we just need to apply ourselves a little more and things get to be fun. Many thanks for everyone's help and see you next time. KX3 dipole @5watts
KU4A - The 151st NAQCC Sprint was my 101st to participate in and my 1st with an air conditioned shack . Good to hear 40m in such good shape.
WB9HFK - I had to shut down about 30 mins in due to Thunderstorms moving in.
K1IX - Quit very early other, prioritys plus poor conditions, tnx for the contacts. 73
WK4WC - My second NAQCC sprint! Great practice for a new CW OP. Thanks
WB8LZG - Hello fellow Sprinters! Great to be sprinting agn. I started out on 20 es made a few Q's , but 20 was weak, so went to 40. 40 was wall to wall sprinters! went tp 80 to pick up some nearby's, es ran in to 2 old friends, N8LA, Louis, es NF8M, Frank, so I had a super fun sprint this month. Hope to see everyone next month. Nice to see all those new #'s up in the 7 es 8 thousands. 73 Gregg WB8LZG
KD0DK - 40 and 80 meters were very noisy tonight, but it was another fun sprint. See everybody next month! 72/73 Dave KD0DK
NN0SS - Very good conditions on 20 meters tonight. 80 meters was useless -severe QRN. Enjoyed the sprint.
NX8Y - Only had a few minutes to operate. Got home late and got dinner call after just 2 contacts. 40M sounded good in Central Ohio. Hopefully, next Sprint I'll have more time. 72, Ron
W2JEK - Was a good sprint. Started on 20 with one QSO, then to 40. Later to 80 and back to 40 at the end. Bands seemed to be in good shape but not much on 20 at the start. Rig YAESU FT-840 at 5W. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
KD3CA - Many thanks to all for the call's , 40 mtrs was very good, some QSB at times, & lost a few , Great fun ,. Many thanks to the volunteers that put in their time for the club , and make the sprints possible . 73 to all Don
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200Ft. Dipole Up 35 Ft., Western Union 2A Legless Hand Key. Got on early and gave WB3AAI call when heard him and rag chewed until 0049Z. He has NAQCC #, but was running QRO and we did not exchange numbers. Band conditions very QRNasty here, but was able to work at least one on 20, 40, and 80. Happy to connect with old homeboy buddy Gregg, WB8LZG. Apologies to those I could not pull out of the QRNasty. Excerpt from Dr. Fraud's monograph on me: "Patient claims he tries to enter a replica of the Trojan Horse in the Kentucky Derby each year even though his attempt is always rejected. He asserts that he does so because 'wood is a renewable race horse!'"
WS4P - Had a great time running this in between my regular NTS CW nets on Wednesday nights. So much fun I think I'll make this a regular monthly event. 40 was really crowded! 80 was terrible with QRN here. Tried to work a few that I had worked on 40 earlier but no joy. Finally worked W4EDN on 80 for my only contact there after we did the Carolinas Net at 10:00 PM. Thanks Bill! VY 72 ES TNX ALL
VE3GNU - Lots of signals on 40, and that with plenty of noise, made it quite a challenge at this QTH. My apologies to station with call N3CU? whose complete call I could not discern---! Icom 7200 @5W and Bencher BY1 paddle. Thanks to all.
WB3FAE - Started around 0133. 40 meters in pretty good shape. lots of stations heard. 80 meters good as well except for the S7 Static crashes. Tnx for the contacts.
K4JPN - Nothing heard on 20M and heavy QRN on 80M and 40M, wait till next month maybe better conditions. 72, Steve K4JPN
KC2MNT - Finally great conditions all bands, stole away to play, and four minutes into it called away. Oh well. Always fun. Haven't looked at the submitted logs yet, but given conditions here I bet many of you had very successful evenings. 73
AA0W - 20 closed early 40 was heavy static 80 no stations heard
K4BAI - All three bands in good condition. Amazed to work N9DMA in IN on 20M. Band wide open to W1, W0, W7, W6, and western W5. 40M pretty good, but QRN was high. Best DX: KF7WNS in OR. 80M had strong signals and best DX was K2YGM in NY. Thanks for all QSOs. QSOs by band: 20M: 14. 40: 31. 80M: 4. Hope to see many of you at the Dayton HamVention next week. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
VE3DQN - New, antenna-challenged QTH. Temp antenna. High noise level. Gotta figure out what I'm going to do for the future.
N9RLO - Stayed on 40m and was only able to play for half of the sprint because of storm and lightning. FT-450 at 5w. Speed-X straight key. See you all next sprint. 73 John, N9RLO
W5WIL - Quite a struggle to get 10 contacts. QRN bad on 40 and worse on 80. Then found 20 quiet with a couple stations to work. New KX2 and iPad with HamLog gave me a challenge. 73... Dennis
W2SH - At the opening a few carriers were heard on 20m, but they weren’t followed by any copiable signals. Despite very calm weather conditions, QRN was fierce on 40m and I experienced several busted QSOs and initiated some unintended duplicate QSOs. The stronger signals on 80m overrode the QRN. One of my CQ CQ NAQCC was answered by a 599+++ signal from a non-member who started to ragchew. I told him I was in a QRP contest and asked his power. He said a kW. On the next exchange he said he was running 5W and he was then just 599.
AK4NY - Condx on 40 were excellent at my QTH - almost all of my QSO's were 579 or better, quite a few 599's, I normally am around 559. Had a few pileups which are always interesting, everyone sends at once and waits, as soon as someone else starts to send the group jumps in, makes it tough on me when most are within a 100 HZ of my sig. A behavior I am finding more and more often is that ops are not listening when there is a pileup - if I manage to pick up part of a callsign and send out "?8XYZ only de AK4NY", I expect only the station that matches the partial call to respond not the group. Please guys use your ears, I'd love to work everyone but can only do one at a time, the more of a mess you make when I am trying to get partials the less QSO's any of us will get. Aside from that, I had a great time and am looking forward to next months sprint. Hope to catch you on the air before then though 72/73 de Tom AK4NY.
WB1GYZ - Enjoyed another fun Sprint thanks to the many fine volunteers and enthusiastic QRPers.
K7ZI - LOTS OF QRM FROM QRO STATIONS & QRN. SEVERAL QRP STATIONS HEARD BUT WOULD NOT ANSWER MY CALL (TOO TIGHT ON THE SQUELCH SETTING??) GOOD REPORT FROM THOSE WHO DID. ALWAYS FUN TO PARTICIPATE REGARDLESS OF NUMBER OF CONTACTS!
N5GW - KX3 to HB tuner, CFZ & rake tine straight key. 20M was in good shape with moderate propagation and low noise. 40M was also good except for moderate QRN, so no use listening on 80M.
KB1M - Conditions seemed be good here in NH, it was a fun night with the time passing to quickly. I received a very much needed "fix'' for my growing CW/QRP addiction. Thanks for the QSO's. 73, Walt
WX4RM - My first and last contacts were on 20 meters, all the others were on 40 meters. Nothing heard on 80. Seemed 40 was very long skip. Had fun again!
VE3EDX - My best effort for a while. 3 QSO's on 20, rest on 40.
N4OW - Good fun. 20 was open late but most stations moved to 40.
NF8M - Nice sprint tonight. Good to hear activity on 20 but was sparse here. Nice that our club's growing - lots of numbers in the 8000s. How soon until we have 5 digit numbers, I wonder? Thanks for the QSOs & 72!
N5ME - Thunderstorms in area with lots of QRN.
W4KRN - Able to get on for the last hour. 40 and 80m fairly noisy, but able to work enough to have fun. Hope to cu all next month. 72
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RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, May 11, 2017, 0030-0230Z
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