Aug 2017 QRP/CW Sprint (#154)
K3WWP Comments -
The time for questioning scoring changes is now passed and the results are final with no more changes possible.
N2CN Comments -
Final log count is 125. Great work everyone.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB1GYZ 33 32 65 19 1235 x2 2470 80 foot dipole at 30' HB open-wire feed
KN1H 25 24 49 15 735 x2 1470 END FED WIRE @50'
K1IEE 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 OCF 135' long wire@30'
W2SH 27 27 54 17 918 x2 1836 Dpl. 270'@45'; inverted L, 86' V+ 68' H
KA2KGP 27 25 52 16 832 x2 1664 Dipole up 25 ft.
N2JJF 11 11 22 11 242 x2 484 Par end fed @ 20 feet
WA2JSG 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 Vertical@10ft
W2JEK 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 110 ft end fed wire at 20ft
KC2VBU 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 End fed dipole up about 40ft
AA2VG 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 Rig Bayou Jumper ant carolina windom@40'
WA2ZOT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 70 ft. wire up 20 ft.
AC2C 44 41 85 24 2040 x2 4080 Random Wire at 25'
W2JAZ 30 29 59 19 1121 x2 2242 EndFed@35 ' and Carolina Windom@40'
AH6AX 28 26 54 20 1080 x2 2160 Windom Dipole
WA3GM 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 Dpl@35'
KE3HL 19 19 38 15 570 x2 1140 40M Dipole @ 30ish feet
W3TTT 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 INV VEE AT 65'
KQ3Z 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 135' Doublet V @35'
AK3X 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 40 M inv vee @ 27'
N4OW 39 39 78 21 1638 x2 3276 80M LOOP AVG HEIGHT 12 FT.
K4KBL 37 35 72 18 1296 x2 2592 OCF dipole @ 50'
WX4RM 26 23 49 18 882 x2 1764 6BTV gnd mtd vert
KB4QQJ 27 27 54 16 864 x2 1728 EndFed at 33 feet
KA3OCS 23 20 43 12 516 x2 1032 80M HORIZ LOOP 40'
WA4SPJ 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 Inverted "L" @30ft
K4ARQ 21 20 41 12 492 x2 984 W5GI IV @ 40'
W4DUK 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 End-fed Zepp @ 20'
K4JPN 14 13 27 11 297 x2 594 Zepp
AA4MZ 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 Attic Long Wire
WG8Y 15 12 27 8 216 x2 432 40-80dp@ 45 ft & 6btv grd mt
NA4O 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Dpl@40'
W4KRN 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 InvV@50'
AB4RH 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 135ft EFHW
W4HH 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 OCF Dipole at 25 ft
KB0ETU 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dpl@35'
N4FI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Attic G5RV Jr.
NE5DL 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 80-40-30 Vertical
W5WIL 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 240' doublet @ 30'
KG5HCF 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dipole @ 25 ft
$KN8KAZ 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Gnd mtd vertical
$W5IQS 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 Dpl@30'
AI6SL 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Inverted V fan, 36ft
K6MGO 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 50' indoor doublet, avg. ht 8' above gnd
KF7WNS 19 17 36 14 504 x2 1008 232ft OCF Long Wire
KC7DM 11 11 22 5 110 x2 220 450' skyloop @ 65'
KG7VAK 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 135' EFHW @ 40', 33' VERT GP
W7YSB 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Fan dpl @ 30'
N8BB 43 40 83 23 1909 x2 3818 Dipole @ 45'
WV8DH 24 24 48 14 672 x2 1344 ZS6BKW @32'
WB8LZG 19 18 37 15 555 x2 1110 Dpl@ 30'
AB8RL 20 19 39 14 546 x2 1092 DX Eng 40/30 Vertical above ground
W3NP 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 160m Horizontal Loop @ 45'
NF8M 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 6BTV (20 & 40), OCF dpl@35ft (80)
WB8ENE 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 40 meter dipole @ 15'
WB9HFK 48 47 95 24 2280 x2 4560 Hustler 6BTV Gnd Mtd with 60 radials
K9JWI 42 40 82 24 1968 x2 3936 GND MTD VERTICAL
KK0I 33 31 64 16 1024 x2 2048 INV VEE @ 20 FT
W9CC 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 6btv
NX1K 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 Long Wire with UNUN
K9QEW 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 4BTV GP (roof mount with radials)
K9EYT 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 42 FT ZEROFIVE VERTICAL
N8HWV 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Inv-V@16 ft
KA9FQG 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 G5RV @ 37ft
K0NIA 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 G5RV jr up 35'
N8LA 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 200' Dipole Up 35'
NN0SS 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 80 Meter Invert V @25ft
KD0DK 14 13 27 13 351 x2 702 End fed long wire
AA0W 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Dipole @ 30 Ft
K2HT 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80M Horizontal Loop 40'-20'
$K0MIS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Ocf at 25'
@AD0BI 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 G5rv@30'
VE3RCN 34 33 67 18 1206 x2 2412 G5RV strung horizontally above roof
VA2SG/VE3 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Inv V at campground
VE7HI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 3 BAND CUSHCRAFT VERT 8 FT OFF GROUND
VE3DQN 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 30' vert
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
NF1U 17 17 34 14 476 x1.5 714 OCFD WINDOM @ 30'
K1IX 8 8 16 5 80 x1.5 120 OCFD @ 35'
WB2LQF 15 15 30 12 360 x1.5 540 135' doublet in attic at 32'
K3WWP 55 51 106 25 2650 x1.5 3975 ~110' attic ef rnd wire
KJ4R 43 40 83 23 1909 x1.5 2864 Ground Mounted Vertical
AK4NY 25 22 47 19 893 x1.5 1340 G5RV @ 35 ft
N4EEV 24 22 46 15 690 x1.5 1035 Dipole @ 40ft
AE4RM 4 4 8 3 24 x1.5 36 Inv V at 30'
W5ODS 21 21 42 14 588 x1.5 882 G5RV @ 50ft
WI5H 12 12 24 9 216 x1.5 324 Loop 14 x 31 ft broadside EW top @ 21 ft
NF5U 8 8 16 6 96 x1.5 144 40m/80m dipole at 33ft
N8XMS 34 33 67 19 1273 x1.5 1910 R7 Vertical
K8JD 11 11 22 11 242 x1.5 363 3/4 wave doublet up 35 Ft.
N9SE 4 4 8 4 32 x1.5 48 Inverted Vee @68'
KD0V 41 40 81 25 2025 x1.5 3038 Cf Zepp @ 50Ft
WD0K 8 8 16 7 112 x1.5 168 R7 vertical
KC0DD 6 5 11 6 66 x1.5 99 DX88 VERT.GRD.MT
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 20 20 40 16 640 640 ZS6BKW @ 60'
KB1M 23 21 44 14 616 616 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft
KC1SA 2 2 4 2 8 8 END FED@20'
K2YGM 48 45 93 23 2139 2139 20/40 G5RV@40' 80 EFHW
N2ESE 23 23 46 14 644 644 80mtrOCF+40mtr Dipole
WA2FBN 9 9 18 7 126 126 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft
KC2MJT 4 4 8 4 32 32 G5RV up about 30' E-W orientation
KD3CA 17 16 33 13 429 429 132ft ocf Windom @33 ft
K3RLL 15 15 30 9 270 270 G5RVjr
AB9CA 49 48 97 30 2910 2910 100' wire up 45'
WB4OMM 46 45 91 23 2093 2093 G5RV Sloper at 40 feet
N4MJ 31 30 61 19 1159 1159 Windom
K3NLT 26 26 52 18 936 936 136 foot efhw
KU4A 19 18 37 14 518 518 Sloping dipole @ 40'
KI4WFJ 16 16 32 12 384 384 OCF Dipole
AF4OI 9 9 18 9 162 162 40m wire dipole @ 25'
K4KRW 7 7 14 5 70 70 Dipole@35'
AB4QL 5 5 10 5 50 50 Dipole @ 25'
N5GW 45 44 89 24 2136 2136 CFZ @ 50'
AC5T 25 22 47 14 658 658 Dipl@25' & hombrew Vert
WB5UAA 19 19 38 13 494 494 Inv V @ 30'
K5MBA 11 11 22 9 198 198 EFHW 40M invL @ 20'
WB4BIN 8 8 16 7 112 112 Dipole and random wire in attic@15'
KE5YUM 4 4 8 4 32 32 33 foot vertical wire
KF7Z 10 10 20 8 160 198 Dpl@ 25'
NX8Z 12 12 24 9 216 216 40M doublet @ 30'
AB8FJ 8 8 16 8 128 128 Inverted L@15'
N4IY 23 23 46 15 690 690 Vertical at 30 feeet
K9CW 17 17 34 12 408 408 InvV@60'
N0MII 15 15 30 12 360 360 Dpl@25'
K9OSC 3 3 6 3 18 18 CF Zepp @ 30'
VE3IDS 15 14 29 8 232 232 130' doublet at 35' open wire to tuner
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI 48 46 94 26 2444 x2 4888 TH6DXX at 55'; 40M dip/88' cf zepp;80inv
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
|SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|SWA BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|First time entrant high scorer|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 125
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 201
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,204
States represented: 41 + BC MB ON
KC2MJT - Nice to have cndx finally open up here. Icom 703+ 5w. Had a bunch of trees cut down and I think it helps with my signal.
K3RLL - What a great night with strong signals and only a little QRM, just like "the old days". Pleased to run into some old calls that I haven't had the good fortune of hearing in far too long. Looking forward to next month. 72/73 ... Don
K2HT - Tnx for the QSO's. 20 meters was very good in MO tonight. C U next sprint.
VA2SG/VE3 - At Sherkston Shores RV resort, playing QRP and clansman key .
W4HH - 40 was wide open, lots of activity, a great night for a sprint!!! .
N9SE - Collins 75A-4 RX / HW-8 TX .
K4KRW - I didn't get much time to participate. Thanks everyone. There was no noise on 40m tonight. It was very nice. Great hearing everyone. 73, Richard
K5MBA - Very quite on 40M.
AA2VG - WOW...I'm having too much fun with my Bayou Jumper. I didn't think it was possible to work the sprint with the BJ. Rock bound (crystal 7.04416), no filters (listened to 3-5 stations at different pitches) with a separate transmitter and receiver.... Six contacts and a New State for the Bayou Jumper( N4IY in IN. Terrence the QSL card is in the mail!!!) FUN! Peter/AA2VG .
WD0K - Never heard 20 in such sad shape! 40 was noisy as normal! Had one q on 20 and that must have been ground wave here in Little Canada. Tnx for the q's. 72 de wd0k .
NF5U - Went to diner with family, hurried home and was able to get in on the last 30 minutes. It was fun, lots of good signals tonight. .
KF7Z - fun little sprint tonight, had to quit for 45 min right in the middle for a water problem but condx improved on 40 meter when I got back. Thanks for the Qs, antenna was hastily thrown up this afternoon as I am doing some work on my rotater and main tower. 72 fellow QRPs, Danny .
AC2C - A fun sprint - trying out a modified version of SKCCLogger adapted for NAQCC Sprints.
AB4RH - New member and first time in the sprint. I really liked it and thanks for all the contacts. Thanks to the folks who make it happen. I am slowly getting the hang of it and will do it again next time. KX2 5watts into 135ft EFHW, homemade key 73 Billy .
KB4QQJ - Fun Sprint. Didn't have as much time as last month but logged some new numbers and worked some old friends. Rig was MTR5b into an LNR Endfed at 33 feet. Key was my Swedish Military Pump. NAQCC Logger by K2RFP 73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
KD0V - Great Sprint. Not much QRN no magnetic storms and lots of great NAQCC operators.
KE3HL - Lots of fun getting back into a Sprint after several years hiatus! Despite the band noise on 40 (which came up here just before the Sprint began!) I was able to hear and work a lot of members. Next time I'll be using my "new" Navy Flameproof, but tonight it was an old J-38.
WV8DH - Well, another fun sprint and the band was fairly good this evening. Only worked 40 meters but there were a lot of signals there. Radio was and Icom IC-746PRO at 5 watts. Thanks to all who worked me and of course the organizers of the sprints. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave
KN1H - Thanks for organizing another fun sprint, it was so early in the month I almost missed it! Conditions pretty good for summer, noise was low, managed to work several members on two bands which is always fun. IC-7200 to end-fed wire and Nye Viking Master Key.
KB0ETU - Missed an hour - think it was something I ate.... Another good sprint. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to those that "run" the sprint. 72/73, Phil (K-2 to G5RV up 35 feet).
KI4WFJ - Fun time as always. Got some good practice in with my home made paddle. Decided to take a hit on the multiplier to get some practice using the paddle, as most other sprints/contest I play in mandate the use of a straight key. Used my PFR3B to OCF dipole @45'.
WB4OMM - HOLY KOW!! I got on 40M....and it was HOT! Almost all the signals were 599 plus, although the QRM was killing me! I think I did my best ever, working 24 different states and just shy of 50 Qs! Thanks to many of you for the repeats - while the signals were great here, the adjacent signals (just as strong) covered up some of your callsigns so hence the repeats. Never left 7.042 all night. Got to work some new folks and old friends too. KX-3 and Vibroplex Iambic Paddle running 5W to G5RV sloper. Hope next month is like this!! 72/73 to all! Steve WB4OMM
KQ3Z - Got on late but 40 was the band at my QTH. Nice assortment of call areas. Lots of stations heard. Thanks for the contacts and to those who make the Sprint and Newsletter happen. 135' doublet with one end horizontal and the other end down over the hill. Center at 35' but just hanging in there until fall ... I hope. .
N8HWV - Five QSO's, my best yet in three attempts at this. Even with notes, I screw up on technique; thank you for your patience! However, always fun, and thankful for the contacts. Heard many stations from a variety of states tonight; conditions were good in Green Bay, WI. .
K0NIA - Slow at the beginning, but picked up toward the end.
KJ4R - Pretty good conditions on 40M. Thanks to everyone I worked. 73
K1IEE - Great conditions on 40M. Quiet on 20M and lots of QRN on 80M. Stayed on 40M all sprint. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WB4BIN - Fun sprint! 20m was in pretty good shape tonight, and my dipole was working well there. 40m wasn't too bad, but I think my random wire antenna needs some fine tuning. Sorry for the rough fist...it's the first time I've used a paddle in a while, and it was running away from me a little. Hi, hi!
WG8Y - Hi all,Started a bit late and stopped after only 1 hour & 5 min. My dog came in telling me he needed out. Momma had already fallen asleep so pulled the plug. Interesting skip on 20m. Listened there first. didn't hear anything so went to 40m. Worked a couple then went back for another look at 20m.There were signals coming thru now. Seemed to have a pipeline into TX.Worked 5 TX plus CA.& OR.Neat. Did go back to 40m & again landed on K3WWP calling CQ.Used my 6BTV most of the time.Even on 40m. Also worked 3 non members. 2 5 watters & 1 at 75 watts. Thanks for the Q's guys. Didn't work many but still enjoy our Sprints & seeing where the signal lands. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
W2JEK - Got on late for only the last half hour. Just on 80M. Lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don W2JEK #1135 .
AB4QL - i managed to jump in the last 12 minutes of the sprint. Made five contacts. Of the five three were named Mark. What are the chances! Barry, 72 . . .
AD0BI - Remote in Warren County, MO .
K9QEW - My rock bound HB Funmitter held it own with somewhat better conditions and activity this month. Need to improve my sending skills with the straight key. Do better next time. WB4OMM had big signal could not hook up with him. 73s Daryl .
NF1U - FUN AS USUAL AND 40 METERS HELD UP QUITE WELL FOR ME THIS EVENING.
KA3OCS - I used my AC-1 clone transmitter and a drake 2c receiver, crystals used 7030, 7047 7040(bad heterodyne there). tried 80 but only have two crystals 3550 and 3530. a net on 3550 and no traffic heard elsewhere. ran into some qrm and very hard to move around without a vfo. all in all not a bad sprint for this novice rig.
KC0DD - ONE NON MEMBER HOPE I DID THIS RIGHT COUNTED HIS STATE RIG YAESU 817 ND 2ND TIME WAS FUN FOR THIS OLD GUY HI HI .
W3TTT - Thanks again to all who worked to make this sprint possible. Tonight I played hunt and pounce. 40 meters was good tonight. I think that this contest is good practice for the Solar Eclipse event on Monday. I hope to contact many of NAQCC members.
NA4O - PC is out of commission, so back to logging by hand tonight. Makes me appreciate the software more. Noise, but nice sigs- another fun nite with my KX3 and Vibroplex straight key. .
K8JD - Have not done an NAQCC sprint in a few years, I kept trying to send my SKCC number but got into the swing pretty fast . Got a late start due to a few family being here for dinner . I started at 0145 UT and stuck to 40M. .
K3WWP - Just before the sprint, I checked my past sprint results to see what the most QSOs I made in an August sprint were. It was 48. So I set my goal to top that. I never compete against other folks, only myself so that gave me something to shoot for. The sprint started very slowly for me with only 9 QSOs the first half hour and I figured I had no shot at 48 whatsoever. However things then exploded and the next half hour I got 24 followed the next two half hours by 12 and 10 for a total of 55. From 0059 to 0130 I felt like I was a big contest station continually running stations even with several small pileups. I only wish more folks had come to 80 that last half hour. I did get 16 QSOs on 80, but should have had more had more folks checked that band. The QRN level was only S6 or 7 here and most signals were S8 or 9. I had a couple interesting times in the sprint. I had 3 QSOs in a row from DE - N8NA, NR3P, WB4FUN. I suspect, although I haven't checked, that the three are related somehow. WB4FUN is a club station. I know Karl N8NA from many contest QSOs over the years. I'll look that up later. Then the very next QSO was the former ARRL President Dave K1ZZ running 2 watts. I also worked Karl N8NA again on 80 meters. Well this is getting to be a book rather than a soapbox so I'll close with thanks to all for a very fun 2 hours.
N4EEV - K3 dialed to 5w and a dipole @ 40ft. Lots of activity tonight making for an enjoyable sprint. Good to hear old friends and make new ones. Thanks for the QSO! 73 Mike N4EEV .
K4KBL - Had a great time fro sure... My K1 really surprises me at times. 5 watts really can make a difference even with a QCF dipole. Keep up the great work guys !!!
KF7WNS - Good turn out tonight...stayed on 20m for over an hour. Lots of QRN between.061 and .063. I heard many stations in that area, but couldn't copy anything. 40m was just getting good when the sprint ended...hated to quit. 72 to all .
WB2LQF - Conditions were exceptionally good tonight. It was a very pleasant evening on 40 meters.
K2YGM - To my surprise, 20 seemed better tonight than previous months this summer.. after it slowed down, went to 40 and then 80 mtrs to wrap things up. Missed W2SH on 80 whom I usually work. Glad to work K3WWP on 2 bands tonight... All in all, lots of fun as usual and looking forward to next months sprint already. 72 Bob K2YGM
WI5H - 20 meters was in good shape. I made contacts on 20 and 40 only. HB transceiver to HB loop and Vibroplex Bug. 73/72 CU next month. DIT DIT .
NF8M - 20 was nearly closed by the time I got on. 40 was in good shape here, as was 80 later on. Tnx fer the QSOs. .
K1IX - rig FT-2000 at 5w out into OFCD@35 ft. Good activity, tnx for the contacts, 72 Frank .
N8XMS - For a change I was able to play for almost the full two hours. I stayed on 40-meters the whole time where conditions were pretty good and I heard a number of true 599 signals. Participation also seemed up with plenty of sprinters found from 7.032 up to 7.047. It was a lot of fun! .
VE3RCN - A lot better than last time with the broken antenna laying on the roof! Some STRONG QRP signals out there!
WA3GM - this is my first sprint since becoming a member this week. stayed on one frequency calling CQ and was busier than I thought. Tnx to all who worked me. Fun event 72 Greg WA3GM 9085
VE3IDS - Lots of activity on 40. Used my new mcHF rig tonight. 72 Don VE3IDS
N4MJ - low bands still NOISY. Thanks to all. 73 de n4mj//glenn .
KE5YUM - Band conditions were good in Texas, enabling me to work four corners of the United States. Until next sprint ... .
W4DUK - Got four new ones for the Friendship Club. I'm happy! .
KA2KGP - Good band conditions on 40 & 80 this sprint. 20m. was dead here, but 40 & 80 were in gud shape. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into 40m. dipole up 25 ft. .
K3NLT - Well this time I was using my new GenLog and it took a bit of getting used to it, but what a hoot. 40 was my go to band. Where is everyone on 80? Didn't hear anything on 20 in a short listen there. I missed one of my regular evening nets to operate this Sprint, but it was worth it. See you all next time. .
WB9HFK - Stayed on 40M the whole time. Conditions seemed great. Some true 599 signals! Great fun, and see everyone next month. 72, Mark WB9HFK
NN0SS - One local QSO on 20meters. Both 40 and 80 meters improved over the last hour in MN. .
N8BB - Thought I was going to just S@P but seems too few of us CQ enough and was thinking the band wasn't going to support very much activity. Boy was I wrong! We need to encourage more ops to get to CQ'n more and make the band come alive. I ran a few good runs and found it difficult to stop CQ'n til I knew the frequency was dry. Now I am wishing I started earlier and think I could have easily broke 50 or 60 contacts without much effort. Everything was on 40 meters, checked 80 but didn't hear anything but 40 was more than active enough to stay busy. Thanks to everyone and hope I didn't ignore anyone but the bands were very good for a change. 72 and CUL...........
K4JPN - Tried 80M and 20M, but did not hear and could not raise anyone, 40M was hot. 72, Steve K4JPN .
AA4MZ - Great Sprint! Thanks to all! Thank You NAQCC! .
WB8ENE - Only heard a couple of weak signals on 20 meters, so I spent my entire half hour on 40. Sometimes it would be nice to have a ladder line fed doublet antenna that covered 80 meters again, but I like resonant dipoles. Nice to hear you again Jack KK0I. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art .
KU4A - Slowest start I've ever had, but then signals came up and it ended up being a decent evening (Anything would beat July) .
W3NP - First time operating the sprint in several years. It was fun but had a little trouble re-familiarizing myself with the logger. Had contacts on 20, 40, and 80. Rig:K3 @ 5 watts into my "new" 160 meter horizontal loop @ 45' fed with 600 ohm OWL. The key was a sideswiper that I am still getting used to - that's my excuse for the somewhat erratic keying. .
WB8LZG - HELLO SPRINTERS! GOT A NEW RADIO, FTDX1200.(USED ACTUALLY) IT'S A WINNER ! GOT IT ALL SET UP FER QRP CW OPERATIONS, ES RUNNING ON SOLAR POWER! STARTED OUT ON 20, BUT ONLY ONE QSO THERE WITH WI5H. WENT TO 40 ES BAND WAS GG GUD. WORKED SEVERAL OLD FRIENDS THERE ES SOME NEW MEMBERS TOO. yES I HEARD U LOUIS,N8LA, BUT THE OTHER GUY HAD THE FREQ ES I DIDN'T WANT TO "HOG" IT AWAY. HEARD 2 CQers BCK TO BACK, W2JAZ ES WA1GAH, BOTH 100KCS APART. I CALLED ES BOTH CAME BACK TO ME ! I COPIED W2JAZ INFO ES THE ASKED WA1GAH FER A REPEAT TO GET IN THE LOG. BOTH STNS DIDN'T HEAR EACH OTHER. iT WAS FUN ES HOPE I DIDN'T GET U 2 GUYS CONFUSSED ! 80 SEEMED VOID OF ACTIVITY BUT 40 WAS GG STRONG UNTIL I CALLED ER A NITE ABT 0945. HAD A BLAST ! SEE U ALL NEXT SPRINT WB8LZG, GREGG .
W2JAZ - This was the first time I used a new little QRP rig - YouKits HB-1B and a MyAntennas endfed antenna for most of the sprint. Both performed well and I was particularly impressed with the MyAntennas Endfed.
W5IQS - Band noisy here in Texas but enjoyed the Sprint. Only worked a short time but found some reasonable signals .
AK4NY - Another fun sprint, prop was little strange - picked up states I normally don't get and missed the ones I normally do. Only played for about 45 mins, but enjoyed it. Hope to catch you on the air 72/73 de Tom .
N4IY - I have had great difficulty using the logging program after the most recent Windows update.
AE4RM - MY first one and 40 and 80 was terrible. A T-storm was coming in (welcome to Fl) .
W7YSB - First sprint in a while. Used new KX2 to fan dipole. 20m was nice for first hour. Lots of QRN on 40m so only one contact. 72 Eldon .
N2JJF - First time using straight key in the sprint. Took a little time getting used to it. Had great time. Disappointed no contacts on 80M .
KD0DK - Good to be back after a 2 month hiatus. Conditions for me were pretty good and as always, a lot of fun! 72/73 Dave/KD0DK .
VE7HI - 20m only. HB1B and Bencher straight key. Heard more stns than could hear me! Thanks for the sprint! CUL! .
WA2FBN - Fun sprint, several nice strong sigs on 40m. LNR MTR 3 bander at 3 watts into 40m end fed half wave sloper up 25 ft. Key was Palm Radio single paddle. Tnx to all who help with these sprints. 72 Ken .
W5ODS - A few signals on 20M before it closed, very noisey here on 40M. Nobody heard on 80M. Lots of signals, just hard to copy. Always glad to participate. 73 Gary
K6MGO - 20M never opened, and 40m was almost closed down, but did managed to make 4 contacts with K3 at 5 watts to my 50' doublet in garage rafters about 8 feet above the garage floor.Hope next month will be better, 73/72 to all and be well. Bill, k6mgo .
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, 40M dipole, 88' cf zepp, 80M inverted vee dipole. 20M sounded good at the start, but only three QSOs (NH, NY, TX) in 17 minutes. WB4BIN in TX couldn't hear me. I could hear K2YGM well enough to call Bob. 40M was great. Good QRP signals across the spectrum from 7030 to 7046. Heard a VA3 calling someone else and that and CA were the only mults I heard and did not work. Lack of west coast QSOs with only KF7WNS in OR. Did hear AC6YY working K6MGO on 40M, but no QSO. Got to 80M with only four minutes left and worked K3WWP and AK4NY. 80M sounded pretty good too and QRN wasn't very high on any band here. Thanks for the QSOs and hope to work you all next month. 73/72, John.
AB9CA - Condx seemed to be about average. Noise was not as bad on 40 as it had been the previous few evenings. I got a late start but there did not seem to be as much activity on 20 as I had expected. But still an enjoyable evening. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. 73, Dave, ab9ca/4
KD3CA - Band's were very noisy with QRM , and conditions were very strange for me , I could hear stations calling with 599 plus signals , but couldn't hear me calling. Many thanks to stations that called ,Sri to those I missed. 73 Don
VE3DQN - CHECK LOG ONLY! I DON'T EVEN THINK I GOT HIS CALL RIGHT. BUT I WANT HIM TO GET CREDIT FOR HIS QSO. .
W2SH - 20m was OK for a few minutes. 40m started to show a long skip before the first hour was up. Unfortunately, at the halfway point I was besieged by a large dose of man-made electrical noise QRM that wiped out all but the strongest signals on 40m and 80m. As a result, I recorded 18 QSOs in the first hour, but only 9 in the second.
KB1M - Conditions were very much improved over Monday evening here in NH. Thank you workers at NAQCC for making possible these sprints. 72/73 Walt
N5GW - I had the KX3 at 5W to hb tuner and cfz. I used the internal memory keyer this time instead of the rake tine straight key. Holding onto a spot and calling CQ usually makes for a bigger score, but S&P is more fun. I chased K4BAI and WV8DH around the 40M band but never could catch them. 20M was in fair condition for the first 11 QSO's. All the rest were on 40M which sounded good for this time of year. I never have much luck on 80M during summer months.
AC5T - lots of QRN at my QTH but a lot of strong signals too. Had a great time. Thanks to all that worked me.
N4OW - Conditions were quite good for me 20 was loaded with strong sigs. Working Gary, KF7WNS with my low antenna was the high point for me. 40 was packed and QRN made copy difficult at times. Very enjoyable sprint. 72's to all the fine QRP ops. de N4ow
W5WIL - With the cycle so low for yrs to come I really need new antennas. I just retired and so should have time this fall to finally install a 600' receive beverage. Don't think the doublet I use out here in Oklahoma is heard east of the Mississippi near as well as a simple vertical might be. So, separate xmit/rcv antennas is the plan. Always fun to see who I can contact each sprint from out this way. 73, Dennis
AF4OI - Thanks for another enjoyable NA sprint. I operated only on 40m band with my SW40+ single band QRP rig running 5 watts into balanced line tuner and 300ohm window line to feed my 40m dipole up 25 ft. The 40m band was full of QRPers making NA contacts causing a number of pile ups. Till next time. 73, Bob AF4OI, KY, # 8923.
NX1K - 40m was in great shape. Had a couple interruptions but am pleased with results. See you next month.
AB8RL - Glad to participate this month - 80 and 20 not good, 40 ok but lot of signals very week copied well with the Elecraft K3S
WX4RM - Had a good time!
K9EYT - Did not hear much on 20 meters , 746pro 5w , 42 ft vertical, Bencher straight key 72/73 Ray
KK0I - ... another fun event ... thanks for all those "good ears" out there ... 73, jack
W4KRN - Bands just fair. Nice to make a couple of new for me contacts. Tried to call K3WWP John several times, but no luck. Tnx agn, hope to cu all next month. 72
KC2VBU - LOTS OF SIGNALS ON 40 HERE IN NE NJ JUST OUTSIDE NYC! THANKS EVERYONE! ITS AMAZING THAT I WAS ALMOST GAVE UP ON THIS ANTENNA, NOT GETTING ANY ANSWERS TO MY CQ'S OF LATE BUT DURING A SPRINT WITH MY FRIENDS IN NAQCC,,,BAM! IA-FL-NC-MO!! NICE!
AK3X - 40 meters only with my DSW-40 flat out at 3 watts. Knew I would not have much time so my goal was 10 SPC's. So I just did casual S&P operating until I reached my goal.. 40 meters was in pretty good shape. 72 to all and have fun. Peter
NE5DL - 1st sprint for me, had fun. 40 M working OK, K3+ SVGA panadapter, Begali HST cootie.
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200' Dipole @ 35', Western Union 2A Legless Hand Key. Greetings from QRN Land -- so what else is new! 20, 80 QRNada. 40 so-so hunting, better fishing. Apologies to those I could not pull out, especially Home Boy Gregg, WB8LZG, whom I was unable to hear to determine if he copied my information. One consolation for him is that my StL Home Boy down the street, Lawrence AD0BI, was able to make a successful contact with him. I have discovered the article about me, whom he referrers to as "Nate Ellay," by the late Dr. Sigmund Fraud. I may share some of it. Until next time, Vy 72, Lou, N8LA/QRP (mostly)
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See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 0030-0230Z
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint.