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Jun 2017 QRP/CW Sprint (#152)


K3WWP Comments - The time for appeals of scoring changes has ended and all results are now "carved in stone" with no possibility of making any further changes. We had 112 logs. Thanks to all of you who participated and sent in your logs.

Final Results
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
K1IEE    11   11  22   10  220  x2   440  OCF 135' long wire@30'
WB1GYZ   13   13  26    8  208  x2   416  80 foot dipole, HB open-wire at 30'
N1JI     10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  163' doublet @ 25'
K1IX      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  OCFD @ 35'

W2 Division
KA2KGP   17   17  34   13  442  x2   884  Dipole up 25 ft.
W2NRA    18   18  36   12  432  x2   864  End Feed 130 ft wire @ 35'
WA2JSG   12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  Vertical elevated at 10'
W2JEK    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  20m gp, 40/80 end fed both at 20ft
K2ZC      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dipole @ 30'
WA2FBN    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft

W3 Division
KD3CA    31   31  62   16  992  x2  1984  132 Ft  ocf Windom  @33 ft
K2DEP    11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  G5RV @ 27 ft
KQ3Z      6    5  11    4   44  x2    88  135' Doublet V @35'
AK3X      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  OCF inv vee at 27'

W4 Division
KB4QQJ   43   42  85   16 1360  x2  2720  Endfed and Doublet
W4OEP    34   34  68   19 1292  x2  2584  Inv Ell at 40 ft
WG8Y     20   20  40   12  480  x2   960  6btv & 40-80 dp @ 45Ft
WD4OHD   14   14  28   12  336  x2   672  Dipoles on 40m & 80m, Vertical on 20m
N4OW     15   15  30    9  270  x2   540  80M LOOP AVG HT  12'
NA4O     13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  Dipole@45'
K4NYI    10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Dipole @ 30'
WA4ZOF   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  80 mtr doublet
K4JPN     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Zepp
W4KRN     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  InvV@50'
AK4LP     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Longwire@25'
W4NLT     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  84 ft end fed
W4DUK     6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  End-fed Zepp @ 20'
AE4ZR     6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  Dpl@20'
N4FI      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Attic Dipole
KB0ETU    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl@35'

W5 Division
N5GW     31   31  62   19 1178  x2  2356  CFZ @ 50'
W5WIL    10   10  20   10  200  x2   400  240' doublet @ 30'
KG5HCF    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  40M dipole @ 25 ft. 20M grnd mnt vertica

W6 Division
K6MGO     2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  Indoor doublet, AVG. HT. 8 FT.

W7 Division
KF7WNS   19   17  36   12  432  x2   864  232ft OCF Long Wire
KC7DM    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  450' skyloop @ 65'

W8 Division
NF8M     31   31  62   16  992  x2  1984  6BTV (20 & 40), OCF dpl@35' (80)
WB8LZG   13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  Dpl @ 30'
WV8DH    14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  ZS6BKW (G5RV) @32 ft
KI8FV    11   11  22   11  242  x2   484  Dpl@15'
KB8FE     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  66.5' Inv V apex at 23' coax fed
N8BB      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dipole @ 45'
W8AIM     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  135' doublet @ 30'

W9 Division
WB9HFK   22   22  44   17  748  x2  1496  OCF Dipole at 30 Ft.
KK0I     17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  Dpl@20'
K9JWI    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  Gnd mtd vert
W9CC     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  6btv 
NX1K      6    5  11    5   55  x2   110  Attic Doublet, end fed wire
KA9FQG    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  G5RV @ 37ft
N9TMU     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Inverted v at 33ft
KD9VT     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  G5RV in inverted V at 38ft
N9RLO     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Inv. V @ 35ft.

W0 Division
NN0SS     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  80 meter INV V @30 feet
AA0W      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dipole @ 25 FT
K0MIS     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Ocf at 25'
AJ4JA     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  EFHW @ 6' park deployment
N6VTS     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  43' Vertical
K0LAR     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  Offset windom @ 20'

Canada Division
VE3IDS   10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  130' doublet at 35' open wire to tuner
VE3RCN    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  G5RV AT 30 FEET

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division
WB2LQF    5    5  10    3   30 x1.5   45  135' doublet in attic at 32' 

W3 Division
K3WWP    29   28  57   18 1026 x1.5 1539  ~110' attic rnd wire
K3RLL    12   12  24    9  216 x1.5  324  G5RVjr

W4 Division
KJ4R     35   32  67   19 1273 x1.5 1910  Ground Mounted Vertical
AK4NY    34   34  68   17 1156 x1.5 1734  G5RV @ 35 ft
WA4SPJ   15   15  30   13  390 x1.5  585  Inv."L" 130ft up 40ft
N4EEV    14   14  28   12  336 x1.5  504  Dipole at 30ft
WZ2N      7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  G5RV @ 35 ft

W5 Division
NF5U     17   15  32   10  320 x1.5  480  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
N8XMS    37   37  74   20 1480 x1.5 2220  R7 Vertical

W9 Division
N9SE      9    9  18    6  108 x1.5  162  INVERTED VEE @68'

W0 Division
KD0V      3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  Cf Zepp @ 50Ft
WD0K      1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  r7 vertical

Canada Division

DX Division

SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
N2CN     19   19  38   12  456       456  ZS6BKW @ 60'
KB1M     18   18  36   11  396       396  40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft
KC1DVT    1    1   2    1    2         2  EFHW

W2 Division
K2YGM    41   39  80   20 1600      1600  80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV 
WA1GWH   12   12  24    9  216       216  40M dipole @ 15 ft
N2ESE    10   10  20    9  180       180  OCFdipole@25ft.
N2JJF     8    8  16    6   96        96  G5RV at 25 feet
KC2MJT    2    2   4    2    8         8  G5RV AT 30'

W3 Division
W2CDO    15   15  30   11  330       330  OCF Dipole @ 60'
$W3PNM   14   13  27   10  270       270  End fed long wire @50'

W4 Division
N4MJ     15   15  30    9  270       270  Windom
WM3X     12   12  24    9  216       216  OCF dpl @ 40'
WX4RM    11   11  22    9  198       198  6BTV gnd mtd vert
KU4A      9    9  18    6  108       108  Sloping dipole @ 40'
AA4MZ     5    5  10    5   50        50  Attic Long Wire
K4KRW     4    4   8    4   32        32  Dipole@35'
$KF5DNI   1    1   2    1    2         2  WINDOM 80

W5 Division
AC5T      8    7  15    6   90        90  Dipole @ 25'
KE5YUM    6    6  12    5   60        60  Dipole at 16'
WB4BIN    3    3   6    3   18        18  Attic dipole@ 15'
K5MBA     2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW 40M invL @ 20'

W6 Division
KI4FND    1    1   2    1    2         2  41 ft end-fed up 20'

W7 Division
K7MK      4    4   8    4   32        32  Attic fan dipole
KF7Z      5    5  10    3   30        30  Dpl@ 25'
N0DA      3    2   5    3   15        15  G5rv @ 50'

W8 Division
WA8SAN    9    9  18    8  144       144  End Fed wire @ 15 FT
K8AG      5    5  10    3   30        30  OCFD vertical wound on 20' crappie pole

W9 Division
W9PZ     32   32  64   19 1216      1216  Windom at 30 feet

W0 Division
N0TA     21   19  40   13  520       520  Gnd Mnt Vertical & Doublet @ 35'
NO2D      4    4   8    4   32        32  Dipoles @ 30'
KE0CU     2    2   4    2    8         8  Gnd mtd vert

Canada Division
VE2BZO   14   14  28   10  280       280  Ocf / 30'  135' long
VE7YU    11   11  22    7  154       154  20M EDZ at 20 M pointing east
VA3NU    10   10  20    7  140       140  88' invtvee@25'
VE3GNU    4    4   8    4   32        32  Endfed 10/15/20/40 E-W up 24'
VE3HUR    2    2   4    2    8         8  Dpl@10'

DX Division

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

Straight Key
K4BAI    46   46  92   20 1840  x2  3680  TH6DXX at 55'; 40M dip at 35'; 80M inv 
KN1H      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  3el yagi@50'

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard
NN9K     33   33  66   20 1320      1320  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
CERTIFICATES
SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1K1IEE--
W2KA2KGPW2NRA-
W3KD3CA--
W4KB4QQJW4OEPWG8Y
W5N5GW--
W6K6MGO--
W7KF7WNS--
W8NF8MWB8LZG-
W9WB9HFKKK0I-
W0NN0SSAA0W-
CanadaVE3IDS--
DX---
SWA BUG CATEGORY
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W1---
W2WB2LQF--
W3K3WWP--
W4KJ4RAK4NY-
W5NF5U--
W6---
W7---
W8N8XMS--
W9N9SE--
W0KD0V--
Canada---
DX---
SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
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W1N2CN--
W2K2YGMWA1GWH-
W3W2CDO--
W4N4MJWM3X-
W5AC5T--
W6KI4FND--
W7K7MK--
W8WA8SAN--
W9W9PZ--
W0N0TA--
CanadaVE2BZOVE7YU-
DX---
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 K4BAI-NN9K
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Key typeSKBUGK/K
 NX1KN4EEVW2CDO
PRIZE DRAWING WINNER
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STATS:
Logs submitted: 112
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 152
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,288
States represented: 38 + BC ON QC + HA
SOAPBOX:

KD0V - Condx were very poor at this location. 3 QSO's in 30 minutes. The QRN didn't help.

VE3RCN - My G5RV was shredded from the wind! I went onto the roof and saw the shingle damage. Retaped the coaxial loop and came down and made this one contact. Antenna wont tune below 14 Mhz. Grrr. Well, I made this one contact and SWR went wild again. At least it was still daylight to make this QSO and roof climb. Good luck everyone. VE3RCN (Royal Canadian Navy)

KC2MJT - Worked states I don't ordinarily hear tonight.

K3RLL - Great to be back in PA for the summer with an OUTSIDE antenna! Wow, what a difference a little wire up high in the clear makes. My apologies to all those kind ops who suffered through my feeble attempt to operate a new bug this evening on the Sprint. I'll keep practicing (off air). I promise. Thanks to all. 72/73 ... Don

N9SE - Lot's of QRN from nearby thunderstorms, but still fun as always! 72 de Marty N9SE .

N0TA - 20m was fairly good, but not much on 40m. Thanks for the Q's. K3, vertical & doublet, Gen Log, WinKeyer for CQ'in.

WB4BIN - 20m only for me tonight, as that is my only antenna. Signals were quite weak, but I did manage three contacts. Used a paddle and straight key tonight. .

KN1H - On a camping trip across the US, stopped to visit our friend Dave, N1PPP,in California and borrowed his tribander for an hour. Worked just 20M as it is the middle of the day here! Was only able to squeeze 3W out of the FT 817 and the band was oddly short but had a great time hearing the world from the other side. Lugged my Nye Viking master key along for the occasion.

WB2LQF - Not much fun tonight. After five contacts I pulled the plug. Made one QSO on 20M and lost one QSO on 80M. Very deep QSB and high local noise on 40M took the fun out of this evening. Heard nothing at all close-in (NY, NJ OR NE) and heard south of NC.

K1IEE - Started on 20M which lasted for the first hour. Then tried 40M but QRN was high and thunder storms in the area did not help. The last 30+ min was very poor on both bands. Thanks to all 73 Dick

WA2JSG - Always a fun event, but it seemed like there were not as many participants this time, or perhaps it's just me (hi hi). Heard Nichts on 20m and 80m, so just stayed on 40m. Anyway, I made a dozen different contacts, and that makes me happy. See y'all next month!

NA4O - Tough band conditions. I pulled plug a little early when I heard thunder overhead. But thanks to all my contacts for a special celebration on my 50th anniversary of my first qso... and still going strong!

WV8DH - Boy it was rough here in WV tonight. The noise lever was S7 to S8 but did manage to work the ones I could hear. Still a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who pulled me out and to the organizers of these sprints. The very best 72/73 to all from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave

K4KRW - I didn't get much time to operate. Just last 15 minutes. 40m band was really noisy here. Thanks for the 4 contacts guys. I'll be happy with quality over quantity. 73 - Richard .

KQ3Z - Got on late. 40 was the only band open with a direct line to 9 land. Rough conditions. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to those who make these sprints and newsletter happen. .

N8XMS - This was a lot of fun! I used my 1967 Vibroplex Original bug for this one. Hopefully my rather ragged bug fist didn’t offend too many ears! Thanks to everyone that I managed to work and really to all of the participants for making our sprints such great events.

W4DUK - Very limited time on the air tonight but enjoyed myself nonetheless. Hope to catch the mW Sprint next week.

KF7Z - Condx were horrible tonight was able to just work a few , Nice signal out of GA tonight, thanks John-K4BAI. Hope for better next month. Elecraft K3s to Dipole at 25', key N3ZN ZN9. 73 Danny

NF5U - I only worked 40m tonight. I checked the other bands and heard no signals. The noise levels here in TX on 40m were 10db over S9 with my low dipole, very difficult to copy many signals. I still enjoyed the sprint and thank everyone who participated. 73's and hope to catch you all again next month if not sooner.

KC7DM - At this OR QTH, the first hour on 20 was strong. The second hour on 40 didn't interrupt dinner much . . . a good balance?

WA4ZOF - Good Sprint many sigs cu all nxt mo. WA4ZOF(TOM)

K2DEP - It has been a while since I have been on. Pulled out some old boat anchor equipment this weekend and had fun with it. Decided I needed some more air time so I don't get rusty so I dug out my KX3. Enjoyed the contacts thru the QSB & QRN. Noisy here in MD. Tnx to all. 73

N1JI - A lot of QRN tonight, plus I could only work the first and last half hours of the sprint. Still, it was great to get on the air and work some of you tonight!

W9PZ - I worked more old naqcc numbers (less than No. 1000) than ever in this sprint. Thanks everyone.

NO2D - Disappointing band condx here. Expected good things from 40 m, but did not make any contacts there. Signals quite faint and mushy. Four is better than none. Thanks, as always, to those who work hard to sponsor the sprints. Pete. NO2D.

KB0ETU - Missed last month's sprint - I forgot. Almost missed this one too. Turned on the radio with just 10 minutes left to go. But at least I made it! Used K-2 with G5RV up 35 feet. 72 until next time.

KB4QQJ - Started on 20m and it was slow but ok conditions. Moved to 40 and stayed busy for about an hour then it slowed down. Moved to 80 and it was horrendous QRN!! Worked 4 stations in about 10 minutes and had to call it quits. All four were die hard regulars. K3WWP (always a pleasure) K4BAI (always there) N8BB (bugg buddy extraordinaire) and KI8FV (bashes QRM/QRN). Moved back to 40 and finished out the event. Several thunder boomers moving through so QRN was expected. Had fun as always. Rig=KX3@ 5w Antenna= LNR Quad and Doublet at 33 feet Key=SKCC Club key and 1920's Marconi A.S. No 300A Randy_KB4QQJ

KJ4R - Started out on 20M but only made 4 QSO's there. I Worked LZ1WR about 15mins before the sprint started on 20M. Got a 599 report from him, but not many could hear me calling on 20M in the sprint. Switched to 40 and did okay, but high noise tonight. About S8 on my IC 756 P3 S meter. My apologies to several stations that called me but I just couldn't pull the signal out of the noise. Lots of fun in spite of the noise. 73 until next month.

K8AG - Its been a while. Moved houses last year. Ran portable from my back yard. I missed these. .

KI8FV - This is fun! Only my second time submitting a log, I hope I got it right this time. The bands seemed to be not so good tonight. 73s

KF7WNS - 20 meters is starting to wake up. Seemed like a good showing. Big signals on 20 were VE7YU and KN1H (in CA). K4BAI and KC7DM were two banders. 40 meters never really opened and QRN made for hard copy. 72's .

N4EEV - Happy to get a few minutes to play. 1936A McElroy T Bar with Jim W0EB Dot Stabilizer. Thanks for the QSO, 73 Mike .

WD4OHD - Difficult going tonight. Only a few signals on 20m and 80m. Lots of noise and QRM on 40m. I worked more than the usual number of multipliers, however. Thanks to all. .

WG8Y - Hi all, My ears took a beating tonite. Storms in the area so 40 & 80 were full of qrm/qrn. 20 was open some. Worked N0TA on 20 first off then K4BAI & AC9CA then it went flat. Heard a couple weak sigs. Went to 40M.Wow,QRN big time, worked a few including K4BAI. That made 2 bands, then went back to check 20. Worked Tn N4MJ from here in NC. He was loud. Skip had shortened up on 20m but he was all I heard then 1 Q on 40 then MI on 20m. I kept going back to 20m to get away from the QRN. Finally went to 80m but only heard a couple down in the noise so called CQ for the last 15 minutes and K4BAI found me. Was hoping John would hear me. Cool,we worked 3 bands. Had fun despite the noise. 72 from N.C.& see ya next week in the QRPp Sprint. Mark WG8Y

W2JEK - Got on late. Poor conditions with much QRN and QSB. My NEQRP audio filter was a great help pulling signals out of the noise. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK

AK4LP - Enjoyed the sprint, thanks! .

KE0CU - Hammered by QRN tonight, could barely hear anybody on 20 m, and 40 and 80 were worse. I need to get new ears!

VA3NU - Tough conditions due to high QRN ar this location. Made it hard to pick out some parts of the exchange at times . Lots of fun and made some new contacts with members. .

K3WWP - First time I failed to reach 41+ QSOs since last September and my 2nd lowest number of QSOs since February 2016 when I was having all the local noise problems. My 29 QSOs tonight were pretty much all a struggle with local noise, storm noise, and black hole propagation. I guess it was my turn to be in the black hole after the past 15 or so sprints mostly in a propagation white hole here. Still it was a lot of fun and a lot more practice digging signals out of the noise. One can always use that. Just as I was getting set to start the sprint at 0030Z I crossed 30M going from 20 to 40 and heard DF3VM whom I paused to work for my daily DX streak QSO for day #1,567. Thanks to all I worked. Apologies to those who may have called but I couldn't copy.

K7MK - Stumbled upon the contest before dinner. Got N1MM configured quickly and made a few contacts in my first NAQCC! IC-7300 @ 5W, tinykeyer soldered from parts, attic fan dipole. Fun! .

KK0I - Nice to be back on QRP again ... many thanks for all the contacts. 73, jack

KE5YUM - 20 was a good band for me last night. Thanks to all who worked me. FT 817, Vibroplex Vibrokeyer, dipole at 16 feet.

K2ZC - It's been a while since I last participated in the sprint. I'm testing my field day radio with power adjusted to 5w. The band seemed a little noisy with sum qsb. Thanks for the qso's and I'll try to be a more frequent participant. 73, Dave .

VE3GNU - A combination of QRN and varying signal-strengths, couldn't connect with several stations--things started off promising, but deteriorated thereafter at this QTH, but always an incentive to look ahead to the next sprint. Argonaut V @5 W and Begali Paddle. Thanks to all, and 73, Ernie .

WB8LZG - HELLO FELLOW SPRINTERS! ANOTHER GUD SPRINT LAST NITE, EVEN IF PROPAGATION WAS A BIT STRANGE. 20 WAS OPEN FROM THE START, BUT ONLY TO NEW ENGLAND AREA. WORKED 3 NY'S, NJ, ME. SIGS ALL DOWN SOME. WNET TO 40 FOR A FEW q'S BUT VERY NOISY THERE. MOST SIGS UP ES DOWN. TRYIED A COUPLE ON 80 BUT VY HIGH NOISE LEVEL THERE. SO ENED OUT ON 20 AGN FER A COUPLE NEW MULTS. only 1 QSO OUT WEST OF MISSISSIPPI RIVER?? ALMOST ALL SIGS WERE WEAKER THAN USUALL. STILL LOTS OF GUYS TO WORK.MANY QSOS WITH LOWER NUMBERS TONIGHT, NICE TO HR THE OL' TIMER'S! LOTS OF FUN ES LOOKING FWD TO MW SPRINT NEXT WEEK. 73 GREGG WB8LZG

KB8FE - Good weather here in northern Ohio. Trying a low inverted V. During mornings and evenings I am getting some very good signal reports. Hope to hear others experimenting with low power even though band conditions are not always great. Even these very low antennas are working very well at certain times of the day. Great hobby! .

N4MJ - Obviously not a good evening for the Sprint. 80/40 were extremely noisy (QRN). Heard two stations, NF5U & KB1M but they could not hear me. 20m was better noise-wise but died out early, notice last log entry at 0151Z. Hoping July will see quieter 80/40 and later 20m opening. A real surprise was working WB4OHD in my home state of TN. 73 and thanks for all the efforts.

WB9HFK - Quite a lot of QSB and QRN here in IL. Lots of fun as always.

N2JJF - only had an hour to play but I did OK. Looking forward to next one. .

AA0W - Strong storms in the area. Heavy QRN copy poor. .

K2YGM - It was tough going here with S7 powerline noise. Since 20 seemed open to the west prior to the sprint, I started here and made a few contacts until the band closed.. Moving to 40, I found it somewhat long and made few if any W1 and W3 QSO's.. Last half hour I looked at 80 and made a few contacts but conditions there were very poor. As always, I enjoyed all the fun and appreciate the effort put out by those who run and score the sprint.. see you all next month 72 Bob K2YGM

W2CDO - 73, Peter .

K4JPN - Lot of QRN and QSB, but had fun. 72, Steve K4JPN

KD3CA - Band was very QRN as storm pass3d through, Many thanks to all that called. Was fun as usual, in spite of QRN. 73 Don

WM3X - S:N < 1 for most stations. My ears quit early. I need a loop!

N0DA - Conditions on 20 were unusual, worked KC7DM on the other side of Oregon with 579 signal. Heard absolutely no one working the contest on 40 tonight.

K6MGO - Propagation very bad, nothing heard on 20 and 80, and only 3 signals heard on 40 whole sprint, worked 2 of them. K3 to in the garage rafters doublet. Hope next month will be better.

K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipoles. Thanks for all QSOs. Sprint started off great on 20M. When rate slowed on 20, went to 40, which was quiet. Both 20 and 40 had rather short skip. It seemed to me that if the stations already worked on 20 had moved to 40, the good rate would have continued, but it was not to be. 80M was poor, but was good for five QSOs in the last 20 minutes. QSOs by band: 20M: 24. 40M: 17. 80M: 5. Three band QSOs with KB4QQJ and WG8Y in NC. 73, John, K4BAI.

W5WIL - tough condx tonite. Really had to work the filtering to make contacts. Always interesting. Hardly heard anyone early but then finished with NY and CT (quite a ways from OK). KX-2 with KK1 key. 73 . . Dennis

N9TMU - This was my first sprint. Did not hear many calls, but will look forward to trying it again.

VE7YU - Really bad cndx here. Heavy QRN and deep QSB. Heard several stns calling but couldn't pull them out of the crud. Things can only get better! 73 Gord

AJ4JA - Operated from Kennedy Park just north of Fort dodge Iowa .

KD9VT - Had an equipment failure so only got to play for less than 10 minutes. Heard a lot of activity though. .

N5GW - KX3, HB tuner, CFZ and rake tine straight key. Bands were noisy from local storms, especially 80M. 20M was fair with QSB and mostly weak sigs. I guess the summer doldrums are not far away, but we QRPer's can tuff it out!

KB1M - Fun sprint, started out with little faith but was happy with the end result. 73 Walt

N4OW - Fun sprint some amazing 599 sigs to be heard ! Ops left 20 too early, 40 was packed. 72 to all. de N4ow

AK4NY - Another fun sprint, had some serious QRM during a few pileups and had RTTY step on me when I was at 7044. Band conditions were poor with a lot of QSB, I had sigs going from 599 to almost gone and back, so any RST I gave out was good only for the second I looked at the radio. There were a few very solid 599's (mainly MI and ON). A reminder please listen before sending, when I send a callsign with a question mark in it and end with de AK4NY KN, if your callsign doesn't match the pattern please do not respond. I do record my contests and sprints. But overall it was fun, I hope to CU on the bands during the month. 72/73 de Tom AK4NY TU ..

K1IX - had to quit very early - not a lot of activity - tnx for the contacts

NF8M - Nice sprint tonight for what ought to be my 100th entry. That means I'm approaching ten years as a NAQCC member! Finally nice to work more than one or two on 20 meters, but the flip side is that 80 was weak and full of QSB. TNX to all who answered my CQ! And welcome to all the new members who got on the air with us. We're a kind and patient group, and while for some of us the normal mode is QRO and QRQ, we enjoy slowing it down now and then. 72 and hope to see everyone next month!

AK3X - Busy with other "higher priorities", but managed to sneak in 4 sprint contacts. Rig Small Wonder Labs DSW-40 at 3 watts. May try the mw sprint next week using an attenuator to get under 1 watt to the antenna. 72 to all.. Peter

K0LAR - My very first sprint. Heard WY7N on 40 meters but lost him in the noise. Will give a try again. 73

W4KRN - Worked the last hour of the Sprint. Bands not very good at all. Felt lucky to make 7 contacts. Hope the bands are better next month.

N9RLO - Storms close by. QRN was terrible. Only one contact on 40 was all my old ears could stand. Hope the condx are better next time. Ten Tec R4020 and my old J-38 key into the inverted V up 35 ft. Thanks all and 73, John .

W2NRA - Really terrible conditions. I couldn't hear many stations and many didn't hear me. All my QSOs were on 40m. I didn't hear anyone on 20m or 80m.

NN0SS - 40 meters was the band to be on here in MN. Only worked one station on 20 meters-N4MJ. 80 meters extreme QRN

KA2KGP - Good band conditions again this sprint. 20m. was dead except for K4BAI, but 40 & 80 were in gud shape. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into 40m. dipole up 25 ft. CU on the Millwatt Sprint Wednesday nite! 73

KG5HCF - Lot of noise in 5 land but enjoyed the sprint as always, Thanks. .

WZ2N - TERRIBLE conditions. Glad at least I wasn't alone. 1w was not an easy ask for a night like this! Sacked it after 1 hour and 7 Q's. Still a lot of fun. Better days to come I'm sure! Thanks all

AA4MZ - Propagation wasn't so good on 40 meters. Good thing we have CW! Thanks to all!

WB1GYZ - What ever happened to the good ol' days of armchair cpy?

WA2FBN - Got late start on sprint. Fun sprint as always; 5 watts into end fed sloper up 25 ft. Palm Paddle straight key. Thanks to all who copied my sig under tough condx. 72 Ken .

VE2BZO - Voici version corrigé ve2bzo

W3PNM - Always a fun time!

WA1GWH - QRN was fairly tough. Thanks for hanging in there guys!

WD0K - Exercise in frustration at best! qrn, even high on 20 mwters. Like they say about our football team; just wait till next time! 73; Rich/wd0k


Andy N2CN is responsible for the contents of this page - the results and soapbox. Any questions about that go to pix_newemail_n2cn (1K).

John K3WWP is still responsible for cross-checking of logs, so if after submitting your log, you discover any discrepancies that don't affect anything on this page, send the info to pix_newemail_naqcc (1K).


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:
None

Date and time:
Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 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.