Jul 2017 QRP/CW Sprint (#153)
KF0U Comments - A busy weekend will mean slower processing. Currently sitting at 116 processed logs. Considering the conditions for most of you, I think we're doing well. Still looking for more entries. Next update will be today's final one.
K3WWP Comments - The time for scoring change questions is now over and all results are now completely final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division KN1H 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 END FED WIRE @50' K1IEE 11 9 20 7 140 x2 280 OCF 135' long wire@30' WB1GYZ 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 80 foot dipole, HB open-wire at 40' WA1GOV 4 3 7 3 21 x2 42 Dpl @30' KB1UOH 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Vertical K1IX 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 OCFD @35' W2 Division W2SH 39 39 78 20 1560 x2 3120 Dpl. 270'@ 45'; inverted L, 86' V, 68' H W2JEK 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 End fed wire up 20 ft KA2KGP 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 Dipole up 25 ft. WA2JSG 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Vertical elevated at 10' WA2FBN 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft KD2MX 6 6 12 3 36 x2 72 600' WIRE LOOP @25' N2HTT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 EFHW on 40m W3 Division K3JZD 32 31 63 24 1512 x2 3024 Dpl@25' W3TTT 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 Inverted vee at 65 feet WA3FIR 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 OCF inverted vee @ 25 ft WB3FAE 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 90 foot end fed up about 30 feet AC2C 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 End Fed Random Wire @ 25' AK3X 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 40 meter inv vee @27' KQ3Z 1 0 1 1 1 x2 2 135' Doublet V @35' W4 Division K4KRW 33 33 66 19 1254 x2 2508 End fed sloper at 30' K4KBL 32 29 61 17 1037 x2 2074 OCF Dipole at 50 ft WG8Y 24 23 47 12 564 x2 1128 40-80dp@ 45 ft & 6btv grd mt KB4QQJ 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Doublet KA3OCS 15 14 29 12 348 x2 696 80M loop 35feet WA4SPJ 17 17 34 9 306 x2 612 Inverted "L" @30ft W4NLT 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 84FT END FED WA4ZOF 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 80 meter doublet 45 ft. WX4RM 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 6BTV gnd mtd vert W4DUK 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 End-fed Zepp @ 20' NA4O 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dipole@45' K4JPN 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Zepp & Sloper N4OW 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 80m Loop avg, 12' Apex one leg 26' KB0ETU 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl@35' KK4BE 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 DIPOLE @ 30FT N4FI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Attic G5RV jr K7HAP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Windom @ 20' W5 Division N5GW 31 31 62 17 1054 x2 2108 CFZ @ 50' NE5TH 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 204' G5RV @ 60' WB5UAA 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 InvV@30ft KA5TJS 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 80 mtr inv vee @ 30ft KE5YUM 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Dipole at 16' WB4BIN 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Attic dpl@15' W6 Division K6MGO 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 End-fed 20m dipole and indoor doublet W7 Division KF7WNS 22 22 44 17 748 x2 1496 232ft OCF Long Wire KC7DM 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 450' skyloop @ 65' WY7N 20 20 40 11 440 x2 880 31' vert AE7CG 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Roof mtd trap vert@30' W8 Division WV8DH 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 ZS6BKW (G5RV) @32 ft N8BB 18 16 34 13 442 x2 884 Dipole @ 45' WB8LZG 11 10 21 10 210 x2 420 Dpl@ 30' KB8FE 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 66' sloper end-fed NF8M 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 6BTV (40m); OCF dpl@35' (80m) W8AIM 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 80M Doublet @ 30ft N8XMS 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 R7 Vertical WB8ENE 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 40 meter dipole @ 15' W9 Division WB9HFK 40 39 79 22 1738 x2 3476 OCF Dipole at 30 Ft. KD9VT 30 30 60 21 1260 x2 2520 G5RV in inverted V W9CC 22 22 44 12 528 x2 1056 6btv K9QEW 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 4BTV GP Vertical--TX HB (Funmitter) KA9FQG 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 G5RV @ 37ft AB8RL 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Vertical K9JWI 5 4 9 2 18 x2 36 80M INV VEE @35 FT KD9EBS 3 3 6 1 6 x2 12 End-Fed Wire @20' W0 Division AA0W 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Dipole @ 30 feet N8LA 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 200' Dipole Up 35' NN0SS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 80 Meter Invert V @25ft K2HT 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 ZS6BKW @40' K0FNR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 1/4 WL 40M GP @5' Canada Division VE2BZO 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 ocf / 30' 135' long VE3IDS 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 One Watter to 130' doublet at 35' DX Division SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division NF1U 8 8 16 6 96 x1.5 144 OCFD WINDOM @ 30' KA1DBE 6 6 12 4 48 x1.5 72 Endfed Inverted L W2 Division K3CKO 12 12 24 10 240 x1.5 360 CF ZEPP@60' WB2LQF 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 135' doublet in attic at 32' W3 Division K3WWP 39 39 78 18 1404 x1.5 2106 ~110' attic random wire W4 Division KJ4R 29 29 58 17 986 x1.5 1479 Gnd Mounted Vertical N4EEV 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 Dipole @40' W5 Division NF5U 17 17 34 14 476 x1.5 714 40m/80m dipole at 33ft WI5H 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 90 ft vertical loop W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division KI8FV 12 12 24 10 240 x1.5 360 G5rv @38' W9 Division W0 Division KD0V 32 32 64 20 1280 x1.5 1920 CF Zepp @50' Canada Division DX Division SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division KB1M 20 20 40 12 480 480 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft N1JI 16 16 32 11 352 352 85' end fed inverted vee, center up 36' K4RHG 10 10 20 6 120 120 End-fed dipole 20 ft above ground KC1DVT 5 5 10 5 50 50 EFHW N2CN 2 2 4 1 4 4 ZS6BKW @ 60' W2 Division K2YGM 39 37 76 21 1596 1596 80- EFHW, 20/40- G5RV mini N2ESE 21 21 42 12 504 504 80Mtr.OCF@25FT WA1GWH 17 17 34 12 408 408 40M dipole @ 15 ft W3 Division KD3CA 33 32 65 17 1105 1105 OCF 132 ft Windom @33 ft NR3Z 25 25 50 17 850 850 80 meter Off-center fed dipole up 30 ft K3RLL 14 13 27 10 270 270 G5RVjr @35' W4 Division WB4OMM 29 28 57 15 855 855 G5RV Sloper at 40 feet K3NLT 16 15 31 14 434 434 End fed 136 foot wire N4MJ 15 15 30 11 330 330 Windom AB4QL 7 7 14 6 84 84 20Mvert. 40M invVee@38' 80M dipole@25' AF4OI 6 6 12 6 72 72 40m dipole @ 25' KU4A 3 3 6 3 18 18 Sloping dipole @ 40' W5 Division N5DRG 14 14 28 9 252 252 Fan Dipole 80, 40 & 20 meters W5WIL 10 10 20 10 200 200 240' doublet @ 35' AC5T 7 7 14 4 56 56 Dipole @ 25' W6 Division W7 Division K7MK 2 2 4 1 4 4 Attic fan dipoles W8 Division W8DN 13 13 26 9 234 234 ZS6BKW Dipole AC8JW 9 9 18 7 126 126 Inverted V @35 ft N8ZYA 2 2 4 2 8 8 Indoor Random Wire - 50 ft long W9 Division K9CW 9 9 18 8 144 144 InvV @60' N9WKE 6 6 12 4 48 48 OCF Dipole @25' K9EYT 3 3 6 2 12 12 G5RV up 25' N9SE 2 2 4 2 8 8 Inverted vee @68' W0 Division N0TA 29 29 58 15 870 870 Gnd Mnt Vertical & Doublet @ 35' AD0RX 3 3 6 3 18 18 G5RV_JR@25 FT K9OSC 3 3 6 3 18 18 CF Zepp @ 30 feet Canada Division VE3GNU 3 3 6 3 18 18 Multiband dpl@35' VE3DQN 1 1 2 1 2 2 vert@30' DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key K4BAI 30 30 60 19 1140 x2 2280 TH6DXX at 55'; dipoles at 40' K4TRH 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Moxon Rectangle @ 25' Bug Keyer/Keyboard NN9K 39 39 78 24 1872 1872 3 el yagi@50 ft, 135 ft long wire Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
STATS: Logs submitted: 118 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 173 Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,457 States represented: 37 + MB ON QCSOAPBOX:
W8AIM - Only 1/2 hr to play this eve. GL all.
K3RLL - FT-817 to G5RVjr: After several days of really dismal band conditions, including our recent NAQCC-PA Parkpedition, it was a joy to hear so many good, strong signals this evening on the Sprint. Big signal award this evening, plus customary huge cash prize, goes to KB1M. Many thanks to all. 72/73 ... Don
N8XMS - I only had a few minutes available to turn on the rig and make a few QSOs, and that's too bad because it sounded like the conditions were pretty good with quite a few sprinters on the air. Hopefully I'll have more time next month. 73
N8ZYA - I quickly passed out 2 contacts for WV and shut down. Heavy QSB and little time tonight.
K1IX - I think everybody was on vacation !
WA2JSG - Not feeling well this evening so just stuck around to make 10. Always a nice sprint.
KB4QQJ - Strange Sprint all around this time... Conditions were up and down on 40. Nothing on 20 or 80. Not one single contact. I logged one call that was sending a different NAQCC number than what is listed in the member file. I logged what they sent. K3ViG was the strongest signal at 20 over tonight. Lots of fun and a couple new numbers. Thanks to the folks who make it happen. Rig KX3, Antenna, doublet at 33 feet. Key was my Navy Flameproof. 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
N4OW - Late to the NA party, caught a few contacts in the last 45 minutes. Better attendance next time. Always a good time. 72's N4ow, AL
WI5H - Could only work part of the Sprint. QRN was bad and QSB bad at times. Hope to work the next one. CU next time..dit dit.
KD0V - 20M was dead here at 0030Z. 40M was not much better until after 0100Z. It turn out to be a good Sprint. Thanks everyone.
WV8DH - Another fun sprint. Pretty noisy on 40, nothing on 20 and 80 was worse than 40. But ya'll managed to pull me out and I did the same. Looking forward to next month. Best 72 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, Dave
WA4ZOF - Great evening again this month. Great sigs and much QSB ran S&P most of the evening with the filter on narrow HI HI ..Thanks to all who put this sprint on - and thanks to all who come to PLAY...TOM WA4ZOF
K1IEE - Started on 40M and stayed there. Had some QRN and many weak signals. Glad this Sprint is over, think the hot & humid WX got to me. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WB4OMM - Been a while, but glad to be back! Wow! 20M....nothing here.....but 40M was hot! Almost all sigs were 599, but some static crashes here and there played with the reception every now and then. Checked 80M after the first hour....and like 20M, heard nothing! So I stayed on 40M and did OK. FT-2000 running 5W to a G5RV sloper. Used GenLog and the keyer tonight for a change. As always, it was fun! Got to work K3WWP and WA2JSG for a change and some other "regulars" (as opposed to..."irregulars"? - hi hi hi). Hope everyone had fun, see you next month! 72/73, Steve WB4OMM
NF5U - Got in on the second hour. Yaesu FT-817nd with internal battery power. 1969 vibroplex deluxe bug. All available power went to a dipole at 33ft. Had a great time, 40m seemed pretty good tonight. 73's to all hope to hear you soon.
KJ4R - Another fun sprint. Fair conditions on 40, but lots of QRN made it difficult to copy some. Sorry to the W2 that I just couldn't get your full call. Thanks to everyone I worked.
KN1H - Good to be operating from home again after a couple of months away. Conditions not too hot, made for some surprisingly difficult qsos. Thanks to all who hung in there through the repeats. IC-7200 at 5W and Nye Viking Master key.
K3WWP - Remember the song by Edie Brickell, "Good Times, Bad Times"? That title describes the sprint tonight. There were periods when there were many peaks on my PX3 and other periods when they were kind of sparse. I'm talking about 40 meters. I finally gave up on 40 and went to 80 for 10 QSOs there. Just missed 40 by one QSO. There were a couple of broken QSOs where someone called me, then after I sent my info, they had vanished. I wasn't planning to spend the whole two hours because of the heat, but I was having so much fun, I sat glued to the chair the whole two hours. Thanks to all for the QSOs. Sorry to those I missed or lost, especially in the S7 to S9+ noise on 80.
NN9K - Thunder storms about 15 miles north of my QTH made for lots of QRN on 40-meters.....but lots of fun anyway!
NA4O - Not a big result tonite, but I was present and participating and that is what's most important!
KB0ETU - Bands not very good tonight, but then, that was to be expected. Thanks to my four contacts - twice as many as last month. Used K-2 with G5RV up 35 feet. 72, Phil
K4KRW - Conditions were a bit rough. I had a lot of contacts where I really had to pull signals out of the noise. I Operated from a beach house in Sunset Beach, NC. End fed sloper from the widow walk to the ground. Great hearing everyone. 73. Richard
KQ3Z - Got on at the very end and made 1 contact. Didn't hear any CQ NA's. Antenna is 135' doublet with center at 35' with one end horizontal to a tree and the other end like a vee down over the hill into the woods. Antenna hanging in there until I can fix it in the fall. Congrats to John, K3WWP on the QST article. I suggest that we petition the ARRL to change QRP to WWP.
KC7DM - Good conditions on both 20 and 40 into eastern OR. Logged both bands with KF7WNS(OR) and WY7N (UT), both at roughly 400 miles from this QTH.
KF7WNS - Great turn out tonight. Heard lots of activity on 20m, but most too weak to copy. Sorry to those I couldn't copy. QSB was pretty tough here. 72, see you all next month Gary
KI8FV - Did better than I thought, I got 2 calling cq on 20. I rarely call cq. I will do that more. Thanks to all I worked. Used a bug all evening.72s Steve KI8FV
WG8Y - Hi all,Started on 20m & worked N0TA in CO.Also worked OR.KC7DM but only worked 3 in NY plus PA & NH & the band faded.40m was hoping plus QRN! Landed right on K3WWP.Did some C&Ping then found a spot & called a bit.Signals were up & down. 40m has been doing that for some time now. Last 15 minutes went to 80m & gritted my teeth.Boy QRN was Really bad. sorry to a couple guys that I just couldn't put it together. Tnxs to the,I think N1 something? Thanks ole man for the several repeats. I was really trying to get your call.Hi Hi. Still fun. 72 all from N.C. Mark WG8Y
N4MJ - Got a late start, 39 minutes late. Terrible night for the Sprint or any op on 40 or 80 meters. QRN was very bothersome. 20 only yielded 3 Qs but was much quieter. Thanks to all for participating and for your patience. 73 de n4mj//glenn
AB4QL - I jumped in late but enjoyed the summer QRN & QSB! Managed to make a few contacts. Steve, WB4OMM was booming in here from FL. We will try again next month. See you then. Barry 72
K9QEW - MY FIRST NAQCC EVENT. WILL DO BETTER NEXT TIME. HELD MY OWN WITH HB XTAL CONTROLLED TX.
K3JZD - Pleasant conditions on 40m. Enough QSB to keep it interesting, but not enough to be annoying. Softrock RXTX SDR with MX-P50M to get to 5 watts. 40m Dipole at 25 ft. Jody - K3JZD
W3TTT - Thanks to NAQCC and everyone who is helping out and making this contest possible. Very enjoyable night. Fun! Again, a personal best for me. I mostly called CQ, and let the other station hunt and pounce. My equipment is an Icom 718 cranked down to five watts, an MFJ Deluxe Versa Tuner II, ladder line, and an 80 meter dipole as an inverted vee at 65 feet.
WB2LQF - I had limited time. Although 80 and 20 appeared lifeless, 40 was pretty good tonight but the QRN and QSB levels were uncomfortably high. I only had time for six contacts. Hope to play for the whole time next month. 73, Stan
N2HTT - Operating portable from my vacation home in NY, conditions were only so-so, only managed one QSO on 40m. 80m sounded good, but didn't here any NA calls, and no one answered me. Fun to participate in any case, 73 all.
K4BAI - Hardest I ever worked in a NAQCC with worst results. 20M was open well to the north and west, but most didn't hear me calling. 40M was open to the whole country with little to no skip zone. There was a lot of QRN, but it must have been worse elsewhere, as many stations I called didn't even know I was calling. 80M was open with strong QRN. Got a lot of RST 229 and 339 reports. Everything seemed to be normal here. 5W on the WM-2 QRP wattmeter and almost no reflected power on any band, but most stations called didn't hear me calling and I got almost no answers to CQs. Good participation. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
N1JI - I'm vacationing at a lake cottage with my family this week and set up outdoors for tonight's sprint - I posted a photo of my view from the operating location on my QRZ page just now. The temperature was about 72 degrees and the bug population was well-represented. My antenna is an 85' end-fed inverted vee with a 63' counterpoise. The center support is a Jackite pole strapped to a deck railing about 5' off of the ground. The far end of the wire is tied to a dock about 2' above the water line. I had pretty good conditions here tonight, but experienced more folks who I could hear, but couldn't hear me, than I usually do from my home station. Thanks for the contacts and see you next month! Jock, N1JI
NF1U - Fun as usual. Didn't find as many stations this time as propagation was not good with a very high noise level.
AE7CG - Rain made trap vertical antenna work better. Static noise level was moderate on 20 Meters. 72 from Arizona, Loren AE7CG, NAQCC # 0523.
K2YGM - I heard many signals on 20 so I stayed there until the band died. 40M seemed better than 80 so the remainder of the sprint I remained on 40. For the last half hour, I picked signals out from 80M which was quite noisy.. Had fun tonight in spite of poor conditions and lots of band noise.. Thanks to those who devote their time to scoring and checking logs..... 72 de K2YGM Bob
K7MK - Short time to participate, but fun. Really short skip it seemed on 20M (looking at RBN after).
AD0RX - First timer, had a good time! Almost got K3VIG in PA, but signal was just too far in the noise, next time!
KA3OCS - Used my ac1 clone with 7030 crystal for sprint. operated until 9:30pm or so when band just shut down.
WA3FIR - Fun contest tonight. Most activity on 40. 20 seemed dead and 80 opened up later in the contest.
WB8LZG - HELLO FELLOW SPRINTERS! I WAS TRYING OUT NEW RIG TONIGHT , PICKED UP A USED FTDX1200 HAVING FUN WITH IT ON BATTERY POWER AT 5W. 20M WAS DYING HERE IN MICH AS THE SPRINT STARTED, BUT I DID GET W5WIL. I HEARD A COUPLE MORE ON WEST COST BUT THEY DIDNT HEAR ME. WNET TO 40M AND THINGS WERE REALLY PERCULATING! THE BAND WAS STRANGE, ES SIGS UP ES DOWN. SEVERAL "PEANUT WHISLES" I JUST COULDNT PULL OUT THE CALLS. IT WAS ENJOYABLE TO RUN INTO A FEW OF U OT'S OUT THERE. OLNY HAD THE FIRST HOUR TO PLAY , BUT HAD A BLAST AS USUALL. SEE U ALL NEXT MONTH. 73 GREGG WB8LZG #1444
KE5YUM - Thanks to all who worked me. FT 817, 5 watts, 20 meter dipole at 16 feet. Terry
WB8ENE - I only had 1/2 hour to participate in this month's sprint, but I managed to make a few contacts anyway. I didn't hear a thing on 20 meters, so I spent all of my time on 40. There was a lot of annoying static here this time. The rig is an Elecraft K3, and the key is a Begali Blade. Hope to do it again next month. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
N5GW - KX3 to CFZ & rake tine straight key. Both 20M and 40M were in relatively good shape. The usual summer QRN and QSB were present with many weak sigs, but occasionally a strong signal would pop out of the noise, I suppose from a disturbed ionosphere. Nothing heard on noisy 80M.
KA5TJS - Well I got to play about 45 min. I was surprised at 20 meters. Noise levels were realy low here and I copied stations that did not even move the S meter. Got 7 there mostly in New England then got 2 more on 40 meters where the noise levels were S5 most of the time. IC 7410 at 5 watts and 80 meter inverted Vee and Begali Cootie. Great sprint and CU all next month.
K3CKO - 2nd NAQCC sprint. What a zoo! Poor band conditions but O worked the ones I could hear. Operated with a KX3 and a CF Zepp up 60 ft. Key was a Vibroplex Original Bug with a British RAF 8 amp key for slower stations.
WB5UAA - IC-7300 turned down to 5W, double bazooka for 20m, invert v for 40m, both at 30 feet. 20m was good tonight! 40m was kind of rough because of a nearby thunderstorm. 72, c u all agn!
W4DUK - Not many contacts tonight but a good time nonetheless!
KB8FE - Good conditions in northern Ohio. Hope to hear lots of QRP on the bands over the next few weeks.
KA2KGP - Poor band conditions again this sprint. 20m. was weak, but 40 & 80 were a little better. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into 40m. dipole up 25 ft.
AC2C - Only able to operate for 15 minutes.
WY7N - It's great to be back participating in these sprints. Ends up my 10 year old daughter has some interest. That encouraged me to do a repeat of my Field Day station--portable from the bleachers of the local High School. She stopped in with a friend for the last hour. Thanks to all who called! 73 - Bruce
WB9HFK - Stayed on 40M for duration. I thought condx were pretty good. Nice to work many old friends. Icom 746Pro @ 5W to an OCF Dipole at 30 Ft. J-38 Key. Looking forward to the next one! 72, Mark WB9HFK
AA0W - 20 Meters closed early changed to 40 Meters Local storms in the area.
WB1GYZ - Threw in the towel after clawing through an hour of QRN...still a fun Sprint.
KU4A - I've been in over 100 Sprints and this one easily had the worst conditions at my QTH. As I type this on Thursday morning, 40m is much better. Bad luck with propagation.
WA2FBN - Bands noisy, but still some good signals. LNR Mountain Topper 3 band @ 4w into endfed sloper. Palm Radio PPK straight key. Tnx to all who copied my sig. 72 Ken
K6MGO - Band conditions were not good again, with signals very weak on 20m. I was using a K3 to a 20m end-fed dipole mounted on a 31' Jackite Pole on the patio and a 50' doublet in the garage rafters for 40m. Average height of 8' above the floor. Signals on 40m were very weak and only improved slightly near the end of the sprint. Tnx to all who participated and hope condx. will be better next month. 72 de Bill
K4JPN - Conditions were poor here in GA. 72, Steve K4JPN
KD3CA - Many thanks to all that called , was a fun evening in spite of some QRN. Many thanks to all that make Sprints possible . I sorted of messed up , started out with the Begali HST in Cootie Key mode , but in all the excitement some how hit the switch & was in Keyer mode for a few contacts , Thus entered in the Keyer Category 73 to all Don
KB1M - Had a great fun filled evening, finally worked a VE in a sprint, thank you VE3KQN. Only 4 Q's on 20, despite lots of room several stations were packed to tightly to separate with my filters on 14060. 72,73 Walt
NR3Z - My first Sprint and it was fun. I will have to make adjustments to my station as it was awkward to reach across my body to use the keyer. Thanks for everyone for a great time. Marty - NR3Z
K4RHG - Always enjoy these monthly sprints. Lots of activity on 40M although I only managed 11 QSOs from my Boston QTH. The longest was 996 miles to the west, KD9VT out in Illinois.
W2JEK - Good time tonight on 40 and 80. Bands were in good shape. Rig FT-840 at 5W. End fed wire. Bunnell key. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don W2JEK
WB3FAE - Operated for about an hour from my deck on battery power. A bit warm and humid but ok until the bugs arrived. All contacts made on 40 meters. Not much heard on 20 or 8om. Thanks for the contacts.
VE3IDS - Fun night. I had the One Watter Kit on the desk all hooked up, so I went with it on 40 meters for the sprint. Was old school with the wooden cased rig and the wooden straight key. Lots of activity and lots of fun. Looking forward to next month. 72 Don VE3IDS
K3NLT - A FUN SPRINT, MY SECOND FOR 2017, AND I REALLY MUST GET THE GENLOG AGAIN. WITH CHANGE OF COMPUTER I LOST THE OLD VERSION I HAD. I WILL TRY TO BE IN MORE OFTEN. 80 METERS WAS DEAD FROM VIRGINIA, BUT 40 WAS GOOD FOR ME. DIDN'T TRY 20 THIS TIME.
NE5TH - It's been 2 years since I have been on HF, much less touched a key. It is good to be back on the air. I had a blast, and will try to catch more of the Sprints and Contests as time permits. Thanks to all, and as always, "the best of DX to all". NE5TH
WX4RM - Had a good time as usual, wish I was able to hear more stations. Figured out after contest that the qrn was coming from our dishwasher running upstairs! Never expected electrical noise from it. Ya learn something new everyday!
AK3X - Only had time for two contacts but had fun just the same.. DSW-40 at 3 watts. 72 to all until next month
NF8M - With nieces & nephews coming to town the main task was getting the house ready, but had a half hour to pound some QRP brass. Lots of QSB on 40 tonight-tnx fer the repeats and QSOs. 72 till next month!
KB1UOH - QRP is the best.
W2SH - Of my nine 20m QSOs, five were in TX. QSB was strong on 20m and only a bit less on 40m where readability was often difficult. A QC multiplier eluded me when VE2?H gave me a way-off member no. and so was not counted as VE2TH whom I’ve worked several times in prior sprints. Contestants should pay more attention to 80m. There’s no QSB and signal strengths are almost always robust enough to override the QRN. I scored nine 80m QSOs in a quarter hour before the end. Also, during July and August I have never failed a QNI over a 475-mile path in the Michigan QRP Club's Tuesday evening net on 3.535 mHz.
KA1DBE - Band was up and down. I could hear more than I could work. Thanks for the Qs
K4TRH - 20M only. Challenging conditions during the sprint. Enjoyed working the few stations I was able to log. Thanks to all.
N8BB - Pretty good conditions for a change. Had some good fun tonight and looking forward to the next event.
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200' Dipole Up 35', Western Union 2A Legless Hand Key. St. L. was QRN City. Missed last month due to respiratory problems brought on by my commencement address at Foo Ling U where I am Herman Miller Aeron Chair Undistinguished Professor Demeritus of Sitology. I decided that, rather than dissipate all my hot air in a speech the graduates would soon forget, I would use it to inflate beach balls to throw among the audience. Bad decision!!! Hpe C U next month 72, Lou N8LA/QRP
AF4OI - Thanks to NAQCC for the well-organized NA sprint. I operated only on 40m band with my SW40+ single band QRP rig running 3-1/2 watts into balanced line tuner and 300ohm window line to feed my 40m dipole up 25 ft. It was a challenge dealing with the frequent fading of signal at inopportune times which prevented completing a number of QSOs. Thanks to all. Till next time. 73, Bob, AF4OI, KY, #8923.
WA1GWH - Worked 40M only, as usual. Condx quite good until about 0200 UTC.Thanks for the contacts and hope to see you next month.
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RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, July 20, 2017 0030-0230Z
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.