Jun 2017 QRP/CW mW Sprint
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division WB1GYZ 30 30 60 15 900 x2 1800 80 foot dipole, HB open-wire at 30' K1IEE 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 OCF 135' long wire@30' NK8S 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 dpl@30' $WU1V 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 10M fullwave dipole with traps W2 Division WA2NYY 25 24 49 17 833 x2 1666 80m OCF Dipole@30' W2NRA 26 26 52 15 780 x2 1560 500 mW into MyAnt EFHW-8010-HP @ 35' KA2KGP 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 Dipole up 25 ft. W2JEK 21 21 42 11 462 x2 924 20m gnd pl, 40/80 end fed, both at 20 ft WA2JSG 12 12 24 6 144 x2 288 Vertical elevated at 10' W2SH 11 11 22 5 110 x2 220 dpl. 270'@ 45' WA2ZOT 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 100' long wire @15' W3 Division KD3CA 27 27 54 19 1026 x2 2052 132 ft ocf Windom @33 ft K3JZD 26 26 52 15 780 x2 1560 dpl@25' AK3X 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 40 meter inv vee @27' KQ3Z 10 10 20 5 100 x2 200 135' Doublet V @35' W4 Division WH6LE 27 27 54 15 810 x2 1620 215' horizontal loop@45' K4KRW 26 26 52 14 728 x2 1456 Dipole@35' WG8Y 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 40-80dp@ 45 ft & 6btv grd mt W4NLT 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 40m Dipole @35ft NA4O 11 11 22 6 132 x2 264 dipole@45' W4DUK 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 End-fed Zepp @ 20' K4JPN 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Zepp N4FI 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 attic G5RV jr K7HAP 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 windom @ 20' $N4OW 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 80 LOOP AVG HEIGHT 12' W5 Division N5GW 21 20 41 9 369 x2 738 CFZ @ 50' W5WIL 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 240' doublet @ 30' KA5TJS 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 80 mtr inv vee @ 30ft K5IX 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 doublet@30' W6 Division K6MGO 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 indoor doublet, AVG. HT. 8 FT. W7 Division KC7DM 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 450' skyloop @ 65' KF7WNS 8 7 15 7 105 x2 210 232ft OCF Long Wire AL7JK 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Vertical @ 25 ft W8 Division W8AIM 14 14 28 8 224 x2 448 71 ft end fed N8XMS 10 10 20 6 120 x2 240 R7 Vertical AB8FJ 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Inverted L@15' W9 Division KD9VT 29 28 57 20 1140 x2 2280 G5RV in inverted V at 38ft WB9HFK 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 OCF Dipole at 30 Ft. W9CC 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 6btv N9SE 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Inverted Vee @68' K9EYT 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 G5RV up 25' KD9EBS 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 End-Fed Wire @25' in the Attic N8HWV 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 40m dpl@16' W0 Division NN0SS 13 12 25 9 225 x2 450 80 meter INV V @30 feet AA0W 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Dipole @ 25 ft K0LAR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 OCF Windom @ 20' Canada Division VE3IDS 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 130' doublet at 35' open wire to tuner $VA3NU 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 88' invertvee@25' DX Division SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division WB2LQF 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 135' DOUBLET CRAMMED IN 24' ATTIC @ 30' W3 Division W4 Division W5 Division NF5U 13 13 26 10 260 x1.5 390 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft W6 Division W7 Division N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radails W8 Division W9 Division W0 Division KD0V 17 15 32 11 352 x1.5 528 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 KB1M 19 19 38 14 532 532 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft W2 Division N2ESE 10 10 20 7 140 140 40MtrDipole@55ft. WA1GWH 7 7 14 7 98 98 40M dipole @ 15 ft WA2FBN 8 8 16 6 96 96 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft AA2VG 7 7 14 6 84 84 carolina windom 80-10 at 40' KC2MJT 4 4 8 4 32 32 G5RV AT 30' AC2UX 2 2 4 1 4 4 off center fed dipole at about 15 to 18 W3 Division K3WWP 29 29 58 18 1044 1044 ~125' ef attic rnd wire K3RLL 14 14 28 11 308 308 G5RV jr @ 35' WA3FIR 8 8 16 5 80 80 MFJ Big Stick W4 Division W5 Division WI5H 13 13 26 11 286 286 Loop @ 21ft, 140ft inverted L KE5YUM 2 2 4 1 4 4 Random wire at 20 feet W6 Division W7 Division KF7Z 5 5 10 5 50 50 dpl@ 25' KG7VAK 3 3 6 3 18 18 133' end end fed inverted v at 40' W8 Division WB8LZG 26 26 52 20 1040 1040 dpl@ 30' W9 Division W9PZ 32 31 63 21 1323 1323 Windom at 30 feet W0 Division K9OSC 5 5 10 5 50 50 CF Zepp @ 30 feet NO2D 4 4 8 4 32 32 doublet & dipole @ 30' Canada Division DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key K4BAI 34 32 66 18 1188 x2 2376 TH6DXX at 55'; 40M dip at 35'. Bug Keyer/Keyboard Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
WB1GYZ - How low can we go? Operating QRPp makes running regular QRP seem like serious power. Anyone up for a special one-hour winter QRPpp Sprint? (Getting down and measuring to that power level is a daunting project in itself.)
KB1M - 20 started out good, 40 was WOW! lots of loud sigs on both bands, it surly did not sound like a QRPp sprint. NAQCC sprints are always the best, my thanks to all. 73/72 Walt
WU1V - I just wanted to join in the fun even though my rig doesn't go lower than 5 watts, so I made one QSO just to participate. I was really rusty on the NA sprint, but thankfully the other guy was very patient with me. Thanks, W9PZ! 72 de Rick
WA2NYY - Lots of strong 1 watt signals tonight. Was able to have QSOs on all 3 bands. One of the few sprints I was able to start out on 20m and hear someone! Glad I could get on and operate tonight. Usually have other conflicting activities on Wednesdays. 72 Mark
W2NRA - I was really pleasantly surprised at how well 500mW gets out. I never expected to be able to run stations. The first hour was very good at 19 QSO. QRN went up in the second hour and only made 7 more QSOs. Thanks, guys, for the QSOs. That was fun. 73 Art W2NRA #8866
KA2KGP - Only 2 QSO's on 20m. 80m. was useable herewith hi-QRN. 40m. was the best band this MW sprint. Rig: IC-7000 at 1w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key.
W2JEK - Started on 20 with one QSO. Then to 40 for most of the time. On 80 for the last 15 minutes. Rig OHR-500 at 900 MW. with WM-2 wattmeter. Conditions very good on 40 and 80. 20 closed early. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK
WA2JSG - WoW! Surprised myself this evening! Set the MAXSET on my IC-703 to 1 watt, then turned the power down to 900mW and made 12 fairly easy contacts. Not bad for less than a watt to an old 30-year old Butternut vertical (elevated)! All off a 12v battery. Used my big ole Kent Straight Key. Pic of my setup can be seen in upper right corner of my QRZ page. I look forward to the next QRPp Sprint.
W2SH - This sprint was unlike any of my others. Conditions seemed wonderfully quiet for summer (far too quiet!). Nothing heard on 20m. Over the entire first hour, not a single answer to my many 40m calls and CQs. I briefly QROd from 650 mW to 3W, made one call, again with no reply. Wondered why the TenTec 539's rf and audio gains had to be set wide open. Also the antenna tuner settings were rather different. Finally a peek at the rear of the tuner revealed the feedlin's two alligator clips connected to the balanced output were touching each other. I'd been transmitting into a short circuit! Chastened by this huge senior moment, during the final 45 minutes I slowly gathered eight 40m QSOs and three on 80m.
WA1GWH - Put in a lot of calls but folks were just not hearing my 950 mW over other stations calling. The SW-40+ has a rather punchy sounding CW note too. My 40M dipole is at only 15 ft so perhaps that accounts for the result. Thanks for the contacts!
WA2FBN - Great sprint. All contacts on 40m which seemed pretty busy. Always amazed at how many very readable sigs running QRPp. Thanks to all who copied my 1w sig. 72 Ken
AA2VG - Amazing what one can do with only 800 mw. Couldn't stay long but had fun. 72 AA2VG
KC2MJT - ICOM 703+ 1 WATT into G5RV at 30'. Only worked a half hour but best sprint night I've had in months. Fun as always
WB2LQF - Arrived home very late. Turned on the KX2, having forgotten about tonight's milli-watt sprint and heard a weak signal on 14.060 followed by "NA." That jogged my thinking and I quickly reduced power to 1 watt (I THOUGHT!!!). Halfway through the 559 contact with Dave I realized I had gone down to 100 milliwatts!! Not too shabby for a 135 doublet all bent up to fit my 24 foot townhouse attic. I might try this more often!! 73, Stan
KD3CA - Many thanks to all stations that managed to hear my .095 MW signal. Bands sure were very QRN , Sorry I had to make some repeats on some call's . Was great to work John K3WWP again . Sorry to those stations I couldn't quite get the call through the QRN . Was my pleasure to work Paul N8XMS . AGN many thanks to all . Don
K3JZD - Softrock RXTX SDR Barefoot 990mw. All 40m, which was kind of short this evening. But minimal QSB. Only one who called me that I could not pull out of the mud. A couple that I called were not able to hear me. Good event. Jody - K3JZD
K3WWP - Today I was doing some experimenting with our FD setup which is going to be on my front porch. I decided to do the sprint with the setup. I figured I'd do an hour and get a handful of QSOs then quit. So I only logged on paper. Mistake. I should have set up the computer as we will do for FD. The QSOs just kept coming after a slow start. It was hectic with street noise, kids playing then setting off sparklers, etc. Good practice for FD. Anyway I wound up with about 5 times as many QSOs as I thought. 29 of them in 18 SPCs. That's actually my third most QSOs in a mW sprint and tied for the most SPCs. Now I wish I'd stayed the whole 2 hours instead of leaving 40 minutes early. However it was my neighbor's birthday and we were going to celebrate with a cake which we did. Thanks to all I worked and apologies to those I may have lost in QRN and street noise. Bottom line - a lot of fun.
AK3X - Got a late start and had about 45 minutes to play. WOW... the 40 meter band has never been better, at least not lately. My annoying QRN was completely gone and signals were very strong. Managed to work everyone I attempted. 900mw from my DSW-40, operating from an 8 volt supply. I had the OHR-100 for 80 meters tuned down to 900 mW also, but did not get a chance to try 80 meters.. Great fun. 72 to all.. Peter
K3RLL - FT-817 to G5RVjr @ 35' - Great conditions, strong signals, clear frequencies, ... what a night! Are we sure this was the mW Sprint? (GRIN) Big signals tonight included N2ESE and WA3FIR. Was aiming for my goal of ten contacts but encountered the rare good fortune of having others calling after my 10th contact. What a great hobby and, as we all know, "You meet the nicest people on QRP CW". 72 ... Don
KQ3Z - Only could work the last 45 minutes but was surprised with the QRM & QSB that I could work the stations I did on less than 1 watt. Lots of 2 land and one quick 9 land. Lots of fun. Sorry if I missed anyone. Thanks for the contacts and to those who work behind the scenes in NAQCC.
WA3FIR - Early in the contest signals were fantastic with a couple at 599+. Later QRN and QRM made it difficult. Had fun anyway.
WH6LE - Pretty good conditions tonight and enjoyed it. Had no luck on 80, a bit on 20, and lionshare on 40. 72 Pete
K4KRW - Lots of great signals tonight on 40m. Even with less than a watt I got a lot of great contacts. I spent the first 30 minutes on 20m but only got a couple of contacts. There was quite a bit of QSB at times. But most exchanges were pretty easy. Thanks everyone! 73, Richard
WG8Y - Hi all,Wow,20m was really gud for me in NC.the 1st hour.Started out with KB1M in NH & my last Q was with KB1M on 40m Cool.Also worked OR.Gud Q. then WY,ME,MS,IL,NY,Mn & OK on 20m in the first hour.I was using the 6BTV hustler on 20m. Went to 40 & landed on K3WWP calling then K4BAI & it seems like I always find N2NRA Art.HI Hi. It's good working the QRP buddies.I worked one Q on 80m. W2SH made it thru the QRN. 72 all from N.C, Had a great time playing QRP/p. Now to finish getting ready for Field Day. Our club,N4UH will be QRO at 100 watts. If you work N4UH late nite gud chance it'll be me.Hi Hi C U all then. WG8Y Mark
W4NLT - Forty was crowded with lots of QRM. Didn't know low power could make so much noise.
N4OW - CHECK LOG (4WATTS OUTPUT)
W4DUK - Running 900 mW tonight. Had fun really pulling a few signals out of the weeds to make the contact.
N5GW - KX3 at 900 mW. 20 and 40 sounded better than I expected QRN-wise, even though a tropical storm was moving through this area. Signals were mostly weak with QSB worse than QRN. However as usual it was fun. See you all next month if not during FD.
NF5U - Another great Mw Sprint, thanks to all who pulled me out of the noise, and sorry to those I missed. I heard several calling but could not copy above the noise level. 73's to all and hope to hear you soon.
W5WIL - Well that took about all the concentration I could muster. Getting old and hard of hearing is quite the b** !! Lot of fun though 40m was in good shape, 20m was noisy. Odd evening in that I made 5 contacts on 40 then finished with 5 on 20m - backwards but it worked out. KX2 @ 0.9w with KK1 key. Hope all have a great FD weekend. 73.. Dennis
WI5H - Wow! Condx were better than I expected. Had problem with my mini straight key (mostly the nut loose on the key!). Then switched to my heavy HB key. Had an adjustment come loose so just went to keyer to finish up. I am terribly out of practice on the keyer. Luck 13 QSOs. QRN was getting severe on 40 so called it a night. Thanks for pulling me out on 20 and 40. 72 until next time DIT DIT
KA5TJS - I only had about 45 min. to play but got some good contacts. Great sprint and TNX to those who pulled me out of the QRN. I used the FT-817 at .5 watts and the 80 meter inverted V up 30 feet. The QRN was pretty bad with the storm moving onto the coast down south.
K5IX - My first entry in a LONG time--that was fun! Looking forward to the next one . . .
KE5YUM - 1 watt didn't go beyond Texas last night. FT 817, Random wire at 20 feet, Vibroplex Vibrokeyer. All the best, Terry
K6MGO - No signals heard on 20m and just a couple of signals heard on 40 m with lots of noise. Maybe next time will be better. 72 to all. On my K3 at 900 mw to indoor antenna.
KC7DM - The MWs (and you operators)did some yeoman work tonight on 20M. The nearest QSO was MN @ 1164 mi and the longest was NC @ 2024 mi. Tnx all, really a lot of fun.
KF7WNS - Pretty good conditions on 20m tonight. Running 1 watt makes the QSB really sharp. Just had to wait for signals to come back up. Heard some great signals on 40, but no contacts. Nice to work Al/N4OW in FL tonight. Fun stuff...
KF7Z - Surprising conditions tonight, was able to get a few contacts. Elecraft K3s running 0.8 w to dipole up 25'. thanks to the organizers and QRPers out there 73 Danny
AL7JK - Used my FT-817 set at .5 watt output for today's milliwatt sprint. Murphy's law rose to the occasion, something went wrong with my 20 meter Universal 1 watter just before the sprint. At about 0150z heard VE7JBX & KF7WNS complete a qso on 14060 khz signals were down in the noise floor. Unable to complete any contacts myself. Thank you to the NAQCC for making this Milliwatt Sprint possible
N7QR - IC706 with a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation, 31st sprint, on for an hour and a half. Nothing heard on 80, couple of rag chewers on 40 and a few 4's were coming in on 20. Did a lot of CQing but no takers and only heard one other QRPp'er who could not hear me. We'll try it again next time. Russ, Portland, OR.
WB8LZG - Hello fellow Peanut Whistlers ! Great condx in Mich last nite fer the Milliwatt sprint ! I dug out the K2 n cranked er down to 900 mw es had at it ! I couldn't belive it was a mw sprint! lots of signals on 20 to start, although a bit weak. worked 9 stns on 20 before gg to 40. 40 was hoppin ! Several sigs were true 599. good propagation all over the US. Sorry to the few that I missed, couldn't quite pull out whole calls on some of u. Stiil, with 26 QSO's , I felt more like a regular sprint! WELCOME to the 3 "new guys" with #'s over 8000's. Lots of fun tonight fer sure. Amaizing how far u can go with QRPp. Hope to work many of u at FD this weekend ! 73 Gregg WB8LZG
W8AIM - A fun evening at the mW sprint. Thanks
N8XMS - I didn't get home until 0130 Z but was able to operate for most of the final hour. I stayed on 40-meters. The QRN was tough but I still managed to make 10 QSOs. It was a lot of fun. A big THANK YOU to all of the participants whether I worked you or not.
KD9VT - Had rig trouble and lost a few. John, K3WWP was the third so I had to change rigs. Good weak signal practice and lots of fun. There was more activity than I had anticipated. Conditions were good to the east and poor to the west. Thanks to all that answered me and thanks to the ones I had to ask to repeat. 72 and Thank You!
W9PZ - what a great contest. some stations seemed like there were running 100 watts and others I had to really dig out of the QRN. Thanks for everyone that I asked to repeat stuff!!!
WB9HFK - Lots of fun! I fired up my almost 20 year old OHR-100A and set power out to just under 1 watt. Antenna was OCF Dipole at 30 Ft. Key was one of my trusty J38's. 72, Mark WB9HFK
N9SE - Quiet bands and good signals. Great fun. Rcvr: Collins 75A-4, Xmtr: FT-817
KD9EBS - Thank you all: It was my first QRPp, or mw sprint. End Fed Wire Antenna at 25 feet, in the attic Alinco DX SR8 with reduced power down to 1 Watt. 73/72 Sergey KD9EBS.
N8HWV - Beautiful evening in WI. Scrounged up a 20W, 20dB attenuator, cut-n-try a new speaker wire dipole and ran it up my 16' flagpole. Left the pad in for both tx and rx, and was amazed I still heard signals. This was the first time I've used my MTR5B and was easy to use. I thought I had three contacts, but mistakenly worked KD9VT twice. At 40 mW tx and a 20dB pad in rx line, was happy for any qso at all.
KD0V - Amazing, the best Sprint in several months. Thanks everyone
NN0SS - Used a KX3 at 800 milliwatts. Conditions were very good on 20 and 40 meters.Towards sunset rapid changing conditions caused a few QSO's to evaporate into the ether before completion- SRI. Propagation here on 40 meters favored Illinois-- KD9VT, W9PZ and WB9HFK. Thanks to all for the QSO's.
K9OSC - Storm coming in tonight producing lots of QRN - S5 to S7 but heard a few stations. Many thanks to Dick, W2VT who hung in there until we could complete out contact. Took lots of calls! Great MW contest and see you all next month.
AA0W - Summer storms copy poor
NO2D - 20 M mostly quiet. Ran 500 milliwatts. QSB knocked out some stations I thought I could get. In particular, W2IX, my last contact, probably did not get my info despite repeats. He just faded away. I am including him as I got his info. QRP can be a challenge, and QRPp is even more so. Frustrating, but fun. Thanks to all. Pete, no2d.
K0LAR - My first MW Sprint. Very hard work for me. I did get KD9VT. Thanks for the contact and the fun!
VE3IDS - Had a great time. Used my One Watter sn 731 on 40 meters only with my wooden hand key.(Pics on my QRZ page) Lots of activity, I think we should do mW sprints more often. Maybe every month spaced two weeks apart with the regular sprints. Thanks to the organizers of the sprints and the other club activities, your efforts are appreciated! 72 Don VE3IDS
VA3NU - Well that was embarrassing. It seems I was giving out the wrong number until W2NRA pointed it out to me. Too much time in the sun I guess. All I can say is Mea Culpa and a thousand lashes and I will carry on! I did enjoy the great conditions on 40 tonite. Thanks to all es 72.
K4BAI - 21 QSOs on 20M and 13 on 40M. 20M was quite good. Closest in QSO was in IN. Best DX were ME and three in OR. 40M was noisy from local storms, but signals were strong. Closest QSOs were NC and MS and best DX was NH, MN, TX. Tried 80M near the end. Could hear two stations exchanging numbers, but couldn't get their calls and got no answers to CQs on that band. Always fun to see how far QRPP stations can work and this could have been my best milliwatt sprint yet. Thanks for all QSOs. Hope to work everyone on Field Day this weekend from local club station W4CVY. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
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IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning to operate in the sprint using a callsign that is different from one that you have used in previous sprints we need to know about it for our record keeping. Please email us with this information before the start of the sprint using the address shown above.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Operate at 1 watt or less (the lower the better) to be eligible for any awards or prizes. Others welcome to participate and submit check logs.
Date and time:
Thursday, June 22, 2017, 0030-0230Z
We do not cross-check logs for our special milliwatt sprints. What you submit stands as your final score, so please check yourself for accuracy before submitting.
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.