Oct 2017 QRP/CW Sprint (#156)
K3WWP Comments - Cross checking is complete and all scores have been adjusted. The time for appealing any scoring changes is now past and the results are final now.
N2CN Comments -
Final log count: 133 logs.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 23 23 46 15 690 x2 1380 Tuned doublet @ 28'
N2CN 24 24 48 13 624 x2 1248 ZS6BKW @ 60'
K1IEE 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 OCF 135' long wire@30'
WB1GYZ 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 80 foot dipole, HB open-wire at 35'
K1IX 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 OCFD @ 38'
N1JI 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 163' doublet @ 25'
W2NRA 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 EFHW-8010 @ 35ft
W2JEK 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 110 ft end fed wire
KA2KGP 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 Dipole up 25 ft.
WA2ZOT 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 70' longwire up 20'
WA2JSG 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Vertical@10ft
KD2MX 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 500' loop @30'
KD3CA 32 30 62 17 1054 x2 2108 132 ft Windom @33 ft
KQ3Z 28 28 56 17 952 x2 1904 135' Doublet Vee at 30'
AH6AX 29 28 57 15 855 x2 1710 WINDOM OCF@50'
AK3X 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 OCF doublet @27'
W3TU 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 BNUT VERT GND MTD 10 RADIALS
KX8I 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Indoor end fed wire
W3TTT 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Inv Vee at 50 feet
WG8Y 26 26 52 16 832 x2 1664 HB 40-80dp@ 45 ft & 6btv grd mt
WD4OHD 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 40m Dipole & 80m Dipole Sloper
K4JPN 17 17 34 10 340 x2 680 Zepp
K4KBL 19 17 36 9 324 x2 648 OCF dipole @ 50'
NA4O 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Dpl@45'
WA4ZOF 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 80 mtr inverted V 40 ft
W4NLT 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 84FT END FED @30ft
WK4WC 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Ocf dipole @ 50'
W4DUK 10 10 20 6 120 x2 240 End-fed Zepp @ 20'
N4FI 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 115' random wire @ 25 ft
W4OEP 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 Inv Ell @ 30ft
WX4RM 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 6BTV gnd mtd vert
W4HH 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 OCF Dipole
KI4EZL 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 END FED ULTIMAX-100 wire 8ft upto 30 ft.
KI4EZK 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 BuddiStick in back yard.
KB0ETU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl@35'
KJ3V 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Mini G5RV at 25 feet
N5GW 30 30 60 21 1260 x2 2520 CFZ @ 50'
AI6SL 15 15 30 8 240 x2 480 Inverted V fan @36'
KF7WNS 33 33 66 21 1386 x2 2772 232ft OCF Long Wire
KC7DM 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 450' skyloop @ 65'
AE7CG 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Dpl@10'
AB8RL 46 46 92 20 1840 x2 3680 80 dipole / 40 vertical
K8SMS 19 19 38 14 532 x2 1064 80M doublet at 30 ft
WV8DH 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 ZS6BKW (G5RV) @32 ft
N8BB 18 18 36 10 360 x2 720 Dipole @ 45'
AC8AP 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Dipole @ 50'
NF8M 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 6BTV (40m); OCF dpl@35' (80m)
N8XMS 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 R7 Vertical
KB8FE 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 End-fed sloper 66.5' long top at 55'
K9JWI 35 34 69 23 1587 x2 3174 Butternut HF9V
WB9HFK 30 30 60 18 1080 x2 2160 OCF Dipole at 25 Ft.
KK0I 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 INV VEE @ 20'
W9CC 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 6btv
NX1K 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Ell - 28 ft per leg
K9QEW 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 4BTV (GP)
N9RLO 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Inv. V @ 35ft.
!KA9FQG 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Vertical
NN0SS 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 80 Meter Invert V @35ft
KD0DK 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Long wire
KA8HDE 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV @ 35'
K0MIS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Ocf at 25'
K0FNR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 1/4 WL 40M GP@ 5'
VA3NU 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 130' Inverted Vee at 25'
VA3KOT 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 End-fed 147ft wire up 50ft
VE3RDE 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Windom @ 20feet
CG3FUJ 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 LW 12-33ft
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP 44 44 88 18 1584 x1.5 2376 ~110' attic ef random wire
AC2C 42 42 84 15 1260 x1.5 1890 Random Wire at 30 ft
WA4SPJ 17 17 34 13 442 x1.5 663 Inv "L"@ 30'
KJ4R 20 20 40 11 440 x1.5 660 Vertical
NF5U 36 36 72 26 1656 x1.5 2484 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
N7QR 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
W8BUD 18 17 35 10 350 x1.5 525 533 ft of wire 65 ft 450 ohm feedline
N8QY 7 7 14 5 70 x1.5 105 G5rv 30ft
KD0V 39 36 75 20 1500 x1.5 2250 Cf Zepp at 50 feet
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KB1M 21 21 42 12 504 504 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30ft
KB1CKT 13 13 26 12 312 312 40m: 6BTV on GND; 80m 135' dipole at 40
K4RHG 8 8 16 6 96 96 End-fed dipole 20 ft above ground
N1QLL 1 1 2 1 2 2 30'
K2YGM 32 32 64 19 1216 1216 40-G5RV MINI,, 80-PAR ENDFEDZ
N2ESE 23 23 46 13 598 598 80mtrOCF+40MDipole
N2EI 13 13 26 9 234 234 Dipole @ 35'
WA1GWH 9 8 17 8 136 136 40M dipole @ 15 ft
WA2FBN 9 9 18 6 108 108 64 ft end fed sloper up 25 ft
KC2MJT 6 6 12 4 48 48 G5RV @ 30'
W2CDO 30 30 60 19 1140 1140 OCF Dipole@ 60'
W3PNM 19 19 38 13 494 494 135' long wire
K3RLL 5 5 10 4 40 40 G5RVjr
KE3KQ 5 5 10 2 20 20 Horizontal wire loop
N3NFL 3 3 6 3 18 18 Windom up about 35 feet
KB9ILT 46 46 92 21 1932 1932 End fed
WB4OMM 38 38 76 18 1368 1368 G5RV Sloper at 40 ft
KU4A 17 17 34 13 442 442 40m slp dip @ 40', 80m 1/4-wave slp @ 40
K4KRW 17 17 34 10 340 340 Dipole@35'
W4EDN 10 10 20 7 140 140 Dipole up 30 ft
NS3C 11 11 22 6 132 132 Endfed Halfwave at 40'
AF4OI 8 8 16 6 96 96 80m dipole@25ft
K8LBQ 7 7 14 6 84 84 InvV@30'
WA4RG 5 5 10 4 40 40 G5RV@50'
N4MJ 4 4 8 3 24 24 40 m Hamstick
KM4IVI 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dpl@50'
K5MBA 9 9 18 9 162 162 EFHW 40M invL @ 20'
KE5YUM 2 2 4 2 8 8 Dipole at 20 feet
N6IET 11 9 20 5 100 100 Hustler MO3 mounted sideways on balcony
KF7Z 22 22 44 20 880 880 Dpl@ 25'
N0DA 6 6 12 5 60 60 G5rv @ 50'
AL7JK 2 2 4 2 8 8 Vertical@25ft
KA6JLT 3 3 6 1 6 6 End-Fed-Zep at 25 feet. / Rcvr RTL-SDR
WA8SAN 14 14 28 11 308 308 End Fed wire @ 25 Ft
N8DNA 7 7 14 7 98 98 End Fed 130ft Wire 30 ft high
AB8FJ 6 6 12 5 60 60 Inverted L@15'
K9CW 22 22 44 18 792 792 InvV@60'
N9SE 10 10 20 7 140 140 Dipole @68'
K9EYT 3 3 6 3 18 18 20/40 METER DIPOLE AT 25FT.
KC9TYA 2 1 3 2 6 6 80m loop 25'
K9OSC 41 41 82 24 1968 1968 CF Zepp @ 30 feet
N0TA 33 31 64 20 1280 1280 Doublet & gnd mnt 1/4 wave vertical
K0FG 19 19 38 15 570 570 Dpl@50'
NO2D 20 20 40 14 560 560 80m doublet & 20 & 40 M dipoles all @ 30
VE3IDS 6 6 12 5 60 60 130' doublet at 35' open wire to tuner
VE3GNU 4 4 8 3 24 24 Endfed for 10,15,20,40@24'
VE3DQN 2 2 4 2 8 8 40m dple@15ft
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI 27 27 54 18 972 x2 1944 TH6DXX at 55' 40M dipole 35' cf zepp 50'
KF6C 22 22 44 14 616 x1.5 924 Steppir DB18 @45f east slope hill
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Operator, 80-40-20 Antenna
N7A 37 37 74 22 1628 x2 3256 2 el yagi@60' for 40, 1/2 sloper 80 (op K7TQ, ID)
N3A 58 55 113 23 2599 2599 300 Foot Horizontal Loop & Dipoles (op N3HEE, MD)
N9A 32 32 64 20 1280 x2 2560 OCF Dipole at 40' (op KD9VT, IL)
N0A 31 29 60 20 1200 x2 2400 Long wire, GP (K6XT, CO)
N2A 46 44 90 23 2070 2070 Carolina Windom @ 40ft (op AA2VG, NY)
N8A 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 Dpl@30' (op WB8LZG, MI)
N1A 43 38 81 18 1458 1458 40m DIPOLE 50 FT (op AB1VL, ME)
N5A 14 14 28 12 336 x1.5 504 90ft wire loop top 21ft (op WI5H, TX)
N4A 9 9 18 5 90 90 EFHW @ 30' (op K4ARQ, FL)
N6A 4 4 8 4 32 32 Long wire loop@30' (op KG6UBG, CA)
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: 134
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 192
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,042
States represented: 38 + ON
K3RLL - SPRINT #101: Tough night on the bands from here with not too many Sprinters and those who were Sprinting were Sprinting on top of each other more than usual, or so it seemed. 40m seemed to empty out pretty early. Missed N5GW and K3WWP tonight with band swings. Maybe conditions will be better next time. Thanks to those skilled and patient ops who pulled me out of the noise tonight. 73/72 ... Don
KC2MJT - Alot of signals! 20M dead. 40M got one before space gremlins showed up. 80M was hopping. My 500hz filter struggled to keep the signals apart.
AE7CG - Good band conditions on 20M this month. Thanks to K9JWI, KA5VZE, N5A, and KF7WNS for this month's QSOs. 73, Loren AE7CG, Arizona.
KI4EZL - I was lucky to get 1 contact. I tried to work 80, 40, and 20 meters, and only worked my XYL, who was on her own QRP rig, in a slightly different location. Not another peep on the air. It was fun though. I like trying, and tonight was with my begali blade. My XYL was using her Kent custom straight key. It's always a fun time.
KI4EZK - We had fun. I can hardly wait to describe how fun it is to try and work the sprint, to my CW Ops class tomorrow. I used my solid brass Kent key tonight. 72 & 73 until next time. .
KB8FE - Conditions seemed weak here in northern Ohio tonight. Not much QRN but not many strong signals heard. Mike N8DNA was strong (589) because he is apparently located somewhere nearby!
N4MJ/M - Mobile in FL. Didn't know how to account for the Hamstick so left it as SWA. FT817ND for xcvr. NF5U was loudest sig on band here. Did hear a few stations but they were just above a whisper. Leaves me wondering if it was progagation or the antenna for a problem. Always thought salt water would work wonders. HI HI Not tonight though. 73 to all and thanks for participating. N4MJ/M in FL
N0TA - Fairly good conditions: 8 on 20m, 26 on 40m. Worked 1.5 hrs. Thanks for the Q's. K3, doublet and vertical, Pump key (keyer calling CQ), GenLog.
N9RLO - I had fun tonight. 40M and 80M were very noisey with QSB due to storms on both sides of Indiana. FT-450 at 5w into inverted V. Junker straight key. Thanks to all. 73, John N9RLO
W4HH - I've been licensed since 1958 -- tonight may be the worst conditions I've ever experienced!! Heard a lot of signals but deep fade and noise made contacts impossible. Hope others had better condx.
KK0I - Fun evening ... most time spent on 40 meters ... Using KX2, inverted vee at 20' and Cootie key. Got a few N#As but were pretty elusive tonight. Thanks for all the contacts! See you again! 72, jack
K4KBL - Wow!!!A struggle to log 19 QSO's. Conditions were terrible but I hung in there to the end. Still had a fun time. Best 73' to all.
AC2C - Another fun sprint. 40M seemed very quiet but a lot of action on 80M
WV8DH - Rough bands for me tonight. Started on 40 meters and that was really bad so moved down to 80 meters. Still noisy but that seemed to be where everyone was located. Running my Icom IC-746PRO at 5 watts and using my Japanese JJ-38 straight key. Even with the QRN it was still fun. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, Dave
KF7Z - great little sprint tonight, got a bit of a late start but condx were not bad at all, nice to here from my friend John K4BAI out in GA, nice signal in to WY tonight. Elecraft K3s turned down to 4.8w Dipole at 25' Tnx for the Qs 72 Danny
NO2D - Not much on 20 M. 40 noisy. Search & pounc slow going. Switched to calling cq at 0205 and made many more contacts. Thanks to all who heard me and to those that make the sprints work. Pete, no2d.
N1JI - I got home just about ten minutes before the sprint ended, but managed to get on and make one QSO. Hope to spend more time on the sprint next month. 73 .
VE3RDE - Poor band condx from Ontario. My first NAQCC event. Loved it! CUAGN .
NF8M - Got on for the second hour. Very noisy and weak condx tonight. Lots of local noise on 80 but weak and QSB sigs on both bands. TNX to those I worked es 72 till next time!
WB4OMM - What a great night! Heard nothing on 20M, so started on 40M....and ran for almost an hour! Went to 80M at 60 mins in, worked a few folks then the band got really noisy, and no signals....so went back to 40M and worked some more! 40M was the money band here. A bit noisy, but good signals. Worked numerous "usual suspects", was happy to have Don K3RLL and Skip N2EI work me...and was called by N8A and N2A!! Much better than last month! Used my KX-3 running 5W to a G5RV Sloping from a branch on a tree 40 feet up. Vibroplex Iambic paddle and WinKeyer USB. GenLog Logging program. ALWAYS A GREAT TIME.....I LOVE THESE SPRINTS!!! 72/73 to all....Steve WB4OMM
N7A - Great time with N7A call. A few callers that I just couldn't pull out. Fast fading on 40 m. Thanks to all who stopped by.
K4KRW - I didn't get started until an hour into the sprint. 40 meters was dead here. I got all of my contacts on 80 meters. What a great bunch of operators I heard tonight. Other than the QSB I was experiencing, everyone was a very easy copy. What a fun night. Happy Anniversary NAQCC.
N0DA - Fun conditions on 40 meters tonight, worked both coasts plus WY and MN, very unusual from Oregon.
N3A - Had a real nice run of 42 QSO's the first hour on 80 meters. Very exciting! Lots of very strong signals on 80 tonight. Nothing much happening on 40 meters for me tonight. I only worked 2 stations on 40 meters. Signals were way down on 40 meters. Had fun as N3A!
KB0ETU - Seemed like every station I heard was loud and by the time I managed to zero beat the signal, it had faded completely out. It did come back but, I figured if QSB was that bad, that station wouldn't hear me and I probably wouldn't hear the complete exchange. Would have been more fun with more contacts. Oh well, maybe next month. 72, Phil .
NA4O - It looks like I would not be able to make this one, but then it did work out. What a nice surprise, especially for these special ones. Interesting long skip on 40 revealed some new contacts. .
KC7DM - It was nice to have 80m open up to OR at the end of the sprint. Though not able to log the QSOs, there were some strong 80m signals out of PA and WV.
WA2FBN - Thanks for another fun sprint. Bands were a little noisy tonight. Paddle was Vibroplex Vibrokeyer. 72 Ken .
W4EDN - Was real noisy and things started slow but picked up until I had to go to my 10pm traffic net. Had a great time. Used my new to me Elecraft K2 and did not have the bug wired to it, but will next month.
WG8Y - Hi all, A few minutes before the sprint I heard KF7WNS,OR. say test & his call Q5. Ten minutes later at the start he was a whisper here in NC.All I got when I called was a question mark.Oh well.Moved to 40 as 20 was gone. Heard N7A but got all but his state.And so it went for the first 32 minutes. Started to wonder if the ant. was on the ground.Finally made 3 Q's on 40m then found everyone on 80M.Boy,some really big signal pounding in on 80M.Sorry for a couple that I missed.Had fun. Hope everyone else did. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
WA4ZOF - MUCH QRN WORKED N6A the last min. Great fun look for me N4A the rest of the week--- Tom WA4ZOF .
AL7JK - Another enjoyable evening at the radios, thanks to everyone in the NAQCC 72/73 to all ! C U on the bands .
KJ4R - I worked XQ6CFX on 40M just a few minutes before the sprint started. Took a few tries for him to get my call and he gave me a 339 report but I felt like band conditions were okay considering he is almost 5000 miles from my QTH. So much for the good band conditions! Tried hard for 2 hours and only managed 20 QSO's. Had several QSOs that I lost due to poor copy and lots of noise. It's October but it sure doesn't feel like it in SC. Temp was almost 90 today and thunderstorms in the area. Even with poor conditions I enjoyed the sprint as always. Good to work a few of the N#A stations. 73 to everyone.
K3WWP - 20 dead. 15 minutes of CQs on 40 then yielded nothing. So off to 80 where for about 15 minutes I felt like a rare DX station running stations and handling pileups. Great fun, but then it slowed down a bit the rest of the way. Still I wound up with 44 QSOs on 80 all from my CQs all on one frequency (well +/- 200 Hz) 3559 to 3559.2. Never checked 40 again till the last few minutes figuring Gene N5GW might be there. He was and we worked for one last SPC for me. I had N3A and N2A answer my CQs on 80. As happens now and then, NF8M and I had a last minute QSO on 80 to close out another great and fun sprint. Thanks to all who answered my CQs.
K8SMS - Looks like 80 meters was the band tonight, however, I did jump back to 40 toward the end and worked Danny KF7Z in WY with a 579 signal. What a surprise! Thanks for the contacts everyone. KX3 @ 5W and a MIL J5-A key. 73 from the wild, WV Appalachians!
K1IEE - Great night 40M and 80M both good in Maine Thanks to all 73 Dick
AB8FJ - Noisy conditions here on 80 meters but managed a few QSOs. K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. Ubuntu Linux 16.04 running trlinux with CAT and keying via the serial interface. Still have to manually modify the output from the logging program into the correct format but working on a solution for that. This setup also works from my Raspberry Pi3. Happy Anniversary to our club and tnx all for the QSOs tonight.
VA3NU - Bands not too bad but lots of QRN and some QSB. All in all lots of fun. Lost a couple of contacts with key problems, I have to set up a spare key for those situations, I think it's just dirty key contacts, but hard to clean key contacts on the fly. .
W2JEK - Got on late. Only one qso on 40 and then to 80 for 10 more. Lots of fun. Good conditions on 80. 72/73 Don W2JEK
WD4OHD - Good signals on 40m and 80m tonight. Nothing heard in southeastern Tennessee on 20m. Nice skip to the west coast on 40m during the second hour. Thanks to all.
KF7WNS - Great turnout tonight. 20 and 40m both in good shape. Had a lot of fun tonight. 72 to all
AB8RL - 40 was in very bad shape although I worked a few west coast stations in Oregon. 80 was in very good condition with lots of stations. Enjoyed the Sprint My Elecraft K3S copied many very weak signals. 73 from WEST VIRGINIA
KA6JLT - I am using an RTL-SDR dongle and HDSDR software for receiver. The SDR is software-linked to a TS-480 @ 5 watts. I am using an old tuner as a band-pass-filter. This is the best rcvr setup I have ever used! 73, Rob KA6JLT/7 , Reno, NV
K2YGM - Nothing on 20 tonight. 40 dropped out activity wise so 80 was the band to be on for most of the sprint. Thanks for all the QSO's and hope to see everyone next month 72 Bob K2YGM
WK4WC - Thanks for a fun event!
N0A - WA0ZSF did not give power. I asked: Silence. de K6XT the N0A designated sprint op from zero land.
N5A - 20 meters was great and then it played out! 40 was very QRN at my QTH but worked 9 more there and was very glad to get them. 80 was useless at my QTH with my 160/80 meter antenna down from storm damage. I had a good time and I am glad I signed up for the N5A Sprint Duty. 72 until next time, Mike N5A/WI5H .
KF6C - To long since I last tried naqcc sprint. Not efficient with Gen Log so I switched to paper, just as well because Microsoft decided it was time to update windows. I lost the point where I switched from 20 to 40 meters. Don't trust my log! Quite supersized how much trouble I was having with signals in the noise good fun will try to do better next time. .
N1A - N1A: First, thanks to the organizers for the hard work they put in to make these possible. This was my best Sprint experience since joining in 2013, and another lesson on how varied conditions can be. Despite S5-S7 QRN, I started running at 7045.5 and kept busy until 0200 when chased off by horrendous phone splatter. Went to 80M but nothing doing. Returned and hunted around, setup on 7042+/- and worked a few more. Things got dead 0215 so I tried S&P but nothing left but dupes. 40M was jam packed from start to finish of the 2 hours.
N7QR - IC706 and a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation to a ground mounted Butternut HF6V without radials. Only had time fer 1 QSO (IEEE meeting.) Too bad, conditions on 20 sounded gud. Didn't want to pass up working at least one on the October special anniversary sprint. .
W2NRA - Got a slow start. Propagation wasn't as good as this past weekend in the SKCC WES. QSOs picked up a bit, then my very senior Yorkie, Sadie, needed some attention so missed the last 40 minutes. Still fun though. Thank you, guys, for the QSOs. 73 Art W2NRA 8866 .
KA2KGP - Poor band conditions on 20 & 40 this sprint. 20m. was dead here. 80 was ok and very crowded with high QRM. All my contacts were on 80m. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into 40m. dipole up 25 ft. .
N8A - HELLO FELLOW SPRINTERS ! GREAT SPRINT TONIGHT ,DESPITE SOME IFFY CONDX. i FIRED UP EARLIER AND HAD HOPED THAT 20M WOULD STAY OPEN, BUT NO JOY. I HEARD JUST A FEW "PEEPS" THERE. i WAS USING AN FTDX1200 AT 5 WATTS ON BATTERY POWER TONIGHT,FEEDING DIPOLES. 40 M WAS WALL TO WALL SPRINTERS , BUT VY NOISY CONDX HERE IN MICH. SEEMED LIKE I HAD A "BEELINE" INTO THE NEW ENGLAND AREA. WORKED LOTS OF NEW MEMBERS TOO, 8 QSO's WID NR#S ABOVE 8000. WENT TO 80M AFTER 9PM AND IT WAS DOING REAL WELL FOR A WHILE THEN AT 10PM I WENT BACK TO 40M TO SEE IF BAND OPENED UO TO THE WEST. SURE ENOUGH, I PICKED UP A FEW NEW ONES THERE. i THINK I SURPRISED A FEW OPS OUT THERE BY COMING TO THEM, i DID A BIT OF S&P ES GAVE N8A TO SEVERAL OUT THERE. I WENT BACK TO 80 FER THE END ES FOUND W9CC WAITING. NOT A RECORD TONIGHT, BUT CERTAINLY A LOT OF FUN. SEE U ALL NEXT MONTH. 73 GREGG WB8LZG (N8A)
K4RHG - Another enjoyable evening. I only worked 11 QSOs but that was over 8 states. I haven't broken 20 since I changed my antenna. I wonder what that means?
WA1GWH - Long skip last night on 40M from my QTH near Syracuse, NY. Worked no one close in. Way out to WY, MO and FL with 3W and a dipole at 15 ft. TU for the contacts! 72, Garry
KE5YUM - I could only stay for thirty minutes, but I had a great time. I am always amazed how far 5 watts will take me. Thanks to AI6SL and KF7WNS for working me. FT 817, 5 watts, dipole at 20 feet/33 foot vertical wire.
KN1H - Was in Falmouth, MA for this sprint. Used FT817 and a 12V Gel Cel outside on a beautiful summer like evening. Antenna was tuned feeder doublet held up with a 28' MFJ fiberglass mast. Thanks for the fun! .
KQ3Z - Started on 40 but it was dead with only 2 contacts. Went to 80 and stayed there for the rest of the sprint. Had to turn off the PreAmp because the static crashes were so loud. Lots of stations on top of each other made it difficult to separate the call signs. Sorry for those I missed and thanks for the contacts. Thanks to those who make the sprint and newsletter happen and special thanks to those anniversary stations.
W8BUD - My first NACC sprint sure did enjoy the fun working all the qrp stations 80m was the band to be on looking forward to 160m sprint Bud thanks to all cu agn sn .
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W. Missed the first 18 minutes due to a dinner with wife and church friends. 20M was very spotty with some good signals who couldn't hear me calling. 40M was long when I got there and got a bit shorter later. But almost all signals were weak and, again, many didn't hear my calls. 80M was comparatively good, but didn't get there until. QSOs by band: 20: 3. 40: 18. 20: 3. Two bander with KF7WNS. 73/72, John. .
N9A - Hade a good time and the bands seemed to be pretty good. I was working both coasts and getting good reports. $0m was very noisy at first and 20m was kind of dead. 80m seemed to be pretty lively. I had to pull the plug at 01:45 as Thunderstorms moved through and the lightning crashes were getting loud. Thanks to all that answered me.
VE3GNU - Another challenging sprint---yet some signals heard from afar, but not reachable from this part of Ontario (except N0TA from Colorado( with thanks. Many of the usual gremlins 'cut my time' short. Looking forward to an 'uptake' on conditions----soon! Argonaut V and Begali paddle. 73-VE3GNU .
AH6AX - Really enjoyed this one - was able to find a lot of members! .
KU4A - I seldom have more Qs on 80 than 40 but it happened last night. Often, I never hear anybody on 80 so it was a welcome change. .
K4JPN - Nothing heard on 20M, 40M was rough, but 80M was great. 72, Steve K4JPN .
KB9ILT - Started on 40 meters where it was too quiet. Moved to 80 meters where signals were booming with many 10 to 20 db over s9. Went back to 40 near the end to look for mults where KF7Z (WY) and NF5U (TX) helped me out, then back to 80 again for a few more in the sprint to the finish. Great signals, great ops, great fun!
VE3DQN - Still struggling to have a decent antenna at my new antenna-challenged QTH. Can't hear many signals with evening S9+ noise level on 40m.
KD2MX - I didn't have much time, as usual of late, but I was glad to be able to join in the celebration. .
WX4RM - Had a good time, signals on 80 and 40 were strong, just was not getting out on 20 tonight. Hope it was conditions and not my antenna. Will have to check it out before next sprint. .
N8XMS - The birth of a new granddaughter combined with my club responsibilities limited my sprint time to only 15 minutes. I made 5 QSOs including 2 with our special anniversary calls. Conditions didn’t sound too good but I hope everyone enjoyed themselves in spite of that. We will have our special prize drawing later this month so “stay tuned!” .
K9QEW - 40M CONDX 1ST HOUR FAIR, LATER POOR. HB 5W .
N8BB - Was working 40 and had some good results then the bottom fell out. Found lots of activity on 80 and finished up there. Great time but would have been better with a little less noise, S-9 mostly on 80 meters. Thanks all.
W4DUK - Started late and had to leave early, but heard lots of signals (all on 80m) and enjoyed a great time as usual.
KD3CA - Great fun as usual , spent 1/2 hr on 40 mtrs only worked 4 , moved to 80 mtrs that was where all the action was. Many thanks to all stations worked , Sri to those that called & we couldn't get over the QRM . was running the KX3 & the Begali HST key ,in the Cootie mode. All the very best to all . 73 Don
N2EI - 40 was tough but 80 had plenty of signals. Fun as always
WA4RG - So thankful to have the time to operate, what fun. 80M was nothing but noise.
KB1M - It was A fun evening, the rapid and deep QSB made for repeat request from me in several QSO's. My thanks to those who do all the work that has made the NAQCC such a success, happy 13th anniversary. 72, Walt
K1IX - Glad to be able to wrk a couple of NxA stations. 80 meters was nice & quite here. Tnx for the Q's 73 Frank .
KE3KQ - Confused by call N3A, did I miss something or is this special event call .
N5GW - KX3 & rake tine straight key. Not much on 20M, and 80M was very QRN with few signals, so 40M was the band to be on. I did mostly S&P, trying to locate the N*A stations, and wound up working seven of the call areas. The tough one for me every year is N6A whom I finally snagged after many calls. He was off the beaten path (7061 KHz).
CG3FUJ - Hi all or though I was on the air for 1 1/2 hr I only managed 4 contacts and they were not all that good, condx seemed rather poor and yet one from Oregon was very good maybe the band was long. Ant here is not of the best a long wire up 12 - 33ft and bend around some for fit, Brion 3011 .
K8LBQ - The most comfortable code speed in this sprint was 15-18 w.p.m., instead of the 22-25 w.p.m. I use in other contests. Nice and relaxed! Bain, K8LBQ .
W3TTT - Still playing with the Icom 718 with the CW filter. This time, I cranked the AF up and the RF amp down to listen with the filter in. This seems to be the correct setting. If the RF amp is 100% and the AF amp is adjusted to listing volume, then there is a lot of grrr noise in the filter. But if I turn down the RF, then the filter seems to work better. The bands were not favorable. I switched to 80 meters right away, cause I couldn't hear anyone on 40. Started late too. I heard K3WWP but not long enough to make a good contact. Gratitude to everyone working in the club and in the Sprint. .
VE3IDS - Really terrible condx, worst that I have seen in a sprint. 80 was the only band where there were any signals but they were weak and covered up by the wide band jammer in the living room (plasma tv)hi hi. Still fun and hope to get on for next months sprint. 72 Don VE3IDS
N6A - Heard N5A, tried to dig out some other calls. kind of a tough evening. Mike KG6UBG/N6A
K9EYT - Worked N0A, N1A and N2A at the start then a heavy rain storm moved into the Chicago area and all the QRP signals went into the mud. KX3, 5 watts 20/40 inverted V . Bencher paddle. TNX @ C.U. NEXT TIME 73 Ray .
N2A - Glad that I could represent the W2 area for the club. I had lots of fun. Twenty was dead here on Long Island at 8:30 PM. I decided to use my KX3 linked up to GenLog with my home made interface for some logging and sending at the same time. It worked well but there was a learning curve even though I tested it all before hand. Tnx to all who came back to my CQ CQ. 72 Peter N2A/AA2VG
AF4OI - I got started about 40 minutes late and found 80m band most productive for another enjoyable NA Sprint. Many thanks to NAQCC for organizing the event. Regarding the weeklong N#A operation, at this point, I still need contacts with N5A, N6A and N2A, and hope to get these by Oct 15 ending. This activity has been a fun. Hope we can do it again. Thanks to NAQCC for nice job organizing N#A stations and communicating SPOTS. I am feeding 5 watts thru a tuner/window line to 80m dipole using CW paddles and Genlog. Until next month, 73 Bob - AF4OI KY #8923
AK3X - Heard nothing on 20 so moved to 40 where the QRN was high and signals were weak. After three contacts slid down to 80 for the remainder of my time in the sprint. Signals on 80 were good so that made the anniversary sprint even better, as did working John, K3WWP. I put up a new OCF doublet to get back on 80 meters as well as cover the other bands. The jury is out on the antenna but it does work well so far on 80 and I have gotten three new DX entities on the other bands so I can't complain. 72 until next month... Peter
N6IET - I used my KX2 on my balcony for about an hour. Both 20 and 40 meters were wide open with good signals. I didn't hear a single N#A station. (I think our designated N6A operator worked SKCC calling frequencies instead of QRP frequencies, based on his RBN skimmer reports.)
NN0SS - Band conditions variable. All my QSO's were on 40 and 80 meters Lots of QRN on the bands
NX1K - Wish I had an antenna for 80m. Seems like there was much action there. Still, I had fun on 20 and 40m.
W3TU - My first Sprint. I decided to stick to 40m with my K1/4w and Butternut vertical. Band was noisy with QRM from digital sigs, and at times the QSB was very deep. Anyway I had some fun for an hour and fifteen minutes, when the XYL came home. I did not get back to sprint in time for any more QSO's. Hope to do many more Sprints in the future.
W3PNM - Tons of fun!
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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, October 11, 2017, 0030-0230Z
All entries must have been RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint.