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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 - I've finished the cross-checking and it's now up to you to accept the scoring changes or question them via an email to pix_newemail_naqcc (1K) with the subject "Sprint Log Question" before Sunday July 30 at 2400Z. Email to any other address, with any other subject, or received after the deadline will not be answered. I think this month was one of the smoothest cross-checkings ever. Only a couple of you had a non-standard format to your log and there were less than 20 not in log situations. Thanks for making my job easy and quick this month.

Results Pending Score Change Queations
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

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SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
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W5N5GWNE5TH-
W6K6MGO--
W7KF7WNS--
W8WV8DHN8BB-
W9WB9HFKKD9VT-
W0AA0WN8LA-
CanadaVE2BZO--
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SWA BUG CATEGORY
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W2K3CKO--
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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 QC
SOAPBOX:
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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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:
Thursday, July 20, 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.