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January 2018 QRP/CW Sprint (#159)


Andy N2CN is responsible for the contents of this page - the results and soapbox. Any questions about that go to pix_newemail_n2cn (1K).


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are operating 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 make a note of it in the "Message to NAQCC Scorer" section of the Autologger page.


See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:
None

Date and time:
Thursday, January 18, 2018, 0130-0330 Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries had to have been received before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint.




N2CN Comments -

Still 103 logs as of 9:10pm EST, Saturday January 19. Next and last score update is Sunday night.

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Results

SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
KN1H     25   24  49   17  833  x2  1666  400' End-fed wire
K1IEE     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  OCF dipole @ 30'
K1SX      7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  135' cf doublet at 40'
WB1GYZ    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  80' dipole at 35' open-wire feed

W2 Division
W2SH     22   22  44   16  704  x2  1408  Inverted L, V 86' & H 68'; 270' dpl
W2JEK    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  110 end fed wire at 20 ft
AA2VG    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Carolina Windom @ 40'
KA2KGP   11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  G5RV up 25'
WA2NYY    9    8  17    8  136  x2   272  80m OCF Dipole at 30'
WA2JSG    7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Vertical @ 10'
KD2MX     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Wire loop @25'
N2GDS     1    0   1    1    1  x2     2  Loaded whip on apt. windowsill, up 100'

W3 Division
KD3CA    19   18  37   13  481  x2   962  132Ft ocf Windom@33 ft
AC2C     13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  Random wire at 25 ft
K3JZD     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  59' EFRW Sloper
N3AEA     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Inv vee @ 30'
AK3X      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  OCF doublet at 27 feet

W4 Division
K4JPN    30   30  60   20 1200  x2  2400  80M CF Zepp
W4OEP    28   28  56   18 1008  x2  2016  Inv Ell @ 35'
WD4OHD   28   28  56   17  952  x2  1904  80m sloper
WG8Y     15   14  29   13  377  x2   754  80 meter hf loop at 40ft.
K4KRW    15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  Dipole@35'
N4OW     12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  80M LOOP AVG HGT 12'
K4KBL    10   10  20   10  200  x2   400  OCF dipole @ 50'
W4DUK    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  End-fed Zepp @ 20'
KQ4MM    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  End Fed wire
W4HH      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  OCFD at 25 ft
KG4MTN    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  EFHW at 20 ft.

W5 Division
N5GW     37   37  74   19 1406  x2  2812  CFZ at 50' and 75'
KA5TJS    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  80 meter inverted vee @ 30 ft.

W6 Division
AI6SL     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Inverted V @ 32 ft
AA6OC     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Vertical End-fed 33' wire in palm tree
K6MGO     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  45' indoor doublet approx 12' high
WK6L      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Windom Inv. Vee.,20 and 40M

W7 Division
KC7DM    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  450' horz loop @ 60'
KF7WNS    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  320ft OCF Longwire
K7EW      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  And mtd vert + 2 rad/bnd
KE7YTE    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  40m dipole up 18 ft.

W8 Division
AB8RL    41   39  80   24 1920  x2  3840  80 meter Dipoloe up 40 feet
WV8DH    18   18  36   13  468  x2   936  ZS6BKW (G5RV) @ 32 Ft
WB8LZG   12   12  24    6  144  x2   288  Dpl @ 30'
K8RJW     8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  6BTV vertical @ 15'
K8KUF     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Windom up 35'
N8XMS     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  R7 Vertical
N8BB      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  QCX-80
WB8ENE    2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  40M dipole @ 15'

W9 Division
WB9HFK   35   34  69   19 1311  x2  2622  150 Ft. Random Wire
KD9VT    33   33  66   18 1188  x2  2376  OCF Dipole at 40'
W9CC      7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  6BTV
N9SE      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  DIPOLE AT 70'
AA9L      0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet

W0 Division
AA0W     10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Dipole @ 30 Feet
N8LA      9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Dipole @ 35'
KA8HDE    8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  G5RV @ 30'
N0TA      7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  1/4 wave, gnd mnt vertical
NN0SS     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
KD0DK     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  117 ft long wire

Canada Division
VE3DQN   12   11  23    9  207  x2   414  Dipoles@40'
VE9VIC    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  G5RV @ 20 '
VE3RCN    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  G5RV laing on its side 2 feet above roof
VE3FUJ    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  LW @ 12-33'

DX Division

SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
K1IX      6    6  12    5   60 x1.5   90  OCFD @ 38'
NF1U      5    5  10    5   50 x1.5   75  Windom

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3WWP     9    9  18    7  126 x1.5  189  ~110' attic random wire

W4 Division
KJ4R     11   11  22    9  198 x1.5  297  34' Vertical  ( used tuner for 80m)
W4EDN     6    6  12    6   72 x1.5  108  Dipole up 30 ft
WZ2N      2    2   4    1    4 x1.5    6  G5RV 40'

W5 Division
W5ODS    23   22  45   18  810 x1.5 1215  G5RV @ 50ft
NF5U     14   14  28   13  364 x1.5  546  40m/80m trap dipole @33ft
WI5H      1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  90' wire loop top at 21' 

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials

W8 Division
W8AIM     0    0   0    0    0 x1.5    0  80M doublet

W9 Division

W0 Division
KD0V      2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  Cf Zepp @ 50 feet

Canada Division

DX Division

SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
N2CN     18   18  36   12  432       432  ZS6BKW @ 50'
N1JI      7    7  14    7   98        98  163' doublet @ 25'
AB1VL     8    8  16    6   96        96  80/160 dipole 40 feet
KB1M      4    3   7    3   21        21  40 mtr dipole at 30 ft
KC1DVT    2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW @ 30'

W2 Division
K2YGM    19   19  38   15  570       570  40m INV VEE   80m EFHW
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  80mtr.dpl@35ft.

W3 Division
W3PNM    26   26  52   17  884       884  End fed long wire @ 45'
KC3RN    19   18  37   12  444       444  74' end fed

W4 Division
KB9ILT   49   49  98   26 2548      2548  Endfed @ 20 feet
KI4WFJ   29   29  58   17  986       986  OCF DIPOLE @40'
N4MJ     24   24  48   18  864       864  Windom @ 55'
WB4OMM   17   16  33   11  363       363  G5RV at 45 feet
K4WLW    10   10  20   10  200       200  125' End Fed Sloper
K3RLL    10   10  20    7  140       140  Black Stealth HoA Vertical
WK4WC     7    7  14    6   84        84  OCF Dipole @ 50'
AF4OI     6    6  12    6   72        72  80m dipole @ 25ft
KU4A      6    6  12    5   60        60  1/4-wave sloper @ 40'
W4LAS     3    3   6    3   18        18  End fed half wave

W5 Division
W5WIL    10   10  20   10  200       200  240' dblt @ 35'
KE5YUM    0    0   0    0    0         0  OCF 40 @ 24 feet
K5MBA     0    0   0    0    0         0  40M EFHW abt 20'

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7YY     10    8  18    5   90        90  160 meter horizontal loop @ 35' 

W8 Division
W8RTJ     9    9  18    8  144       144  End fed wire @25'
WA8SAN    8    8  16    7  112       112  End Fed @ 25` 

W9 Division
K9JWI     4    4   8    4   32        32  INVERTED VEE AT 35'

W0 Division
NO2D      6    6  12    6   72        72  80 M doublet @ 30'
K9OSC     1    1   2    1    2         2  CF Zepp @ 30'
WD0K      1    1   2    1    2         2  Dipole@30feet

Canada Division
VE7YU     7    7  14    7   98        98  20M EDZ at 60ft

DX Division

GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

Straight Key

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard
NN9K     18   18  36   14  504       504  3el yagi @ 50', gnd mtd vert, 135' wire

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SOAPBOX:

KD0V - Some of the poorest conditions I have ever seen during a spirit. No stations heard on 20M two stations on 40M, but could not work. QRN on 80M and very weak signals. 72, Merlin

W8AIM - After listening to S9 QRN for 35 minutes, I gave up and went to get some ear drops. With propagation like it is, I think you should add 160M to the allowable bands -- it was the only one I heard anything on. CU on the 23rd for the 160M sprint! Thanks es 73. .

KA8HDE - Got on a quick hour. S&P some - ran some. Sorry for anyone I didn't hear. .

AB1VL - Ran on 80M for the first hour, then got pushed off by tuners and other CQs. Band noise got to be a bit too much as well. 40 completely dead. Almost missed N4MJ but once I RIT'd him he came up to decent copy. Thanks to organizers for all that you do. All uploaded to LOTW.

WB8ENE - Wow! 40 and 20 were the worst I've ever seen during a sprint. Made my first contact on 40 in just over 1/2 hour. Hopefully, band conditions will improve for the next sprint. Thanks N4OW and K3RLL for my two contacts. 73, Art .

N2ESE - Too Much QRN and QSB !! 73 Gary

K3RLL - K1 to my highly compromised stealth vertical: Really nice event this evening with steadily improving conditions and relatively low noise level. It was interesting to watch RBN during the event and see propagation change from area to area. Nothing great, but best into New England and Canada from here tonight. Unique. Thanks to all. 72/73... Don

N1JI - I was using the new AC2C logging program tonight and my first QSO was AC2C - Thanks for the nice software, Ron! Conditions were a bit rough here with deep QSB, but I hung in there for an hour before shutting down for the evening. 72

KJ4R - Very poor condx on 40 here in SC. Terrible QRN. 80 sounded better so used my tuner to load my 40M vertical. Made a few contacts on 80 and had several that could not copy me. K3WWP got my call but we couldn't make the rest of the contact. Sorry John. I got called into work last night at 2 AM so not much sleep last night. Being tired + poor antenna on 80 = Call it quits early. Thanks to everyone. Fun as always. 73 till next month.

K1IX - Rig FT-2000 @ 5W out. activity light, heard nothing on 40m used the new NAQCC Logger and it went smooth- I like it ! 73 Frank .

N8XMS - Well, this was another “one of those nights!” After getting home late from church I turned on my rig and tuned around my favorite “go to” band, 40m. Nada, nothing, just a lot of QRN. So I moved to 80m where my antenna is about as useful as a wet piece of string and managed to find a few weak signals. Somehow 2 of them actually managed to hear me! .

W5WIL - Very odd evening. s8 QRN on 40m and no one heard. s9 QRN on 80m but quite a few workable just above the noise. IC-718 with HST paddle and wireless headphones for my old ears. Look forward to a go at 160m next week. 73, Dennis

NN0SS - All QSO's on 80 M severe QRN

AA9L - Wanted to work all sprints starting in 2018. Wow, what a disappointment. Heard some very week stations but could not make a contact. Maybe next time. .

K3WWP - See my web site diary at k3wwp.com

WG8Y - HI All,Had shoulder surgery a week a ago and got a complimentary dose of pneumonia while in the hospital so not up to speed yet. Had to use an old portable tv tray that sat almost on my lap to use the key.I'm in a sling and not allowed to reach for anything.I hung for about an hour and pulled the plug. 40M was poor here but 80m sounded pretty gud.Gud to hear everyone and a big HI to my old bud Ron,NT8P. Gud to work you.Hope to be on the 160M sprint.See how that works out. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

WA2JSG - I was not surprised when I heard nothing on 20m, but was surprised when I heard nothing on 40m. So made all my 7 contacts on 80m (not my favorite band). Spent an hour in the sprint. IC-703 into a vertical using a Kent Str Key (picture on my QRZ page).

K1IEE - The 80M band was the only active one for me in Maine. 40 and 20 very quiet. Did work K3RLL Don in FL on 40M. Called John KH1N and Joc N1JI both in NH on 80M but they could not hear me. Good time again in the sprint. Thanks to all 73 Dick

KD9VT - Quit early - Got run off too many times - 80m was in good shape tonight

W4HH - Rotten conditions. Operated first 45 minutes, worked the only station I heard, took a break until 2200 EST -- at which time the CW Ops Club weekly CWT contest opened up, heard several high speed CW ops.

K4KBL - Noise level to 58 at times. Nothing heard on 40... Can't wait for better conditions !!

KC3RN - 40m was not so good here tonight, but did okay on 80m. Been away from QRP for a while, but glad to be back in 2018.

N2CN - Awful QRN. 80 was best.

NN9K - Spent a lot of time trying to find a Q on 20-meters with no luck. Lots of QRN here on 40 and 80 but did manage a few contacts. Not a great Sprint start for the new year. Looking forward to the 160 Sprint and hopefully conditions will be better.

KF7WNS - QRN - High...Signals - Low. A real challenge tonight.

KQ4MM - New member first sprint with a new KX2 ... Used a straight key and had a blast, look forward to the next one.

W4LAS - First try at this and haven't even fully mastered Morse yet. Pretty quiet on 40.

WV8DH - Another fun sprint. 40 meters was dead for me and 80 meters was ok. Running my IC-7300 into ZS6BKW with the Japanese JJ-38 key. Thanks to all to pulled me out and looking forward to next month. 72, Dave

K4KRW - I used the HW-8 tonight. It is quite a step back compared to the KX3. But, the HW-8 is a fun rig and I had a great time. I had no luck on 40m. 80m worked pretty well for me. Thanks everyone!

W3PNM - Thank goodness for 80 cause 40 was dead. I had a great time as usual.

K3JZD - No luck on 40m - tried for about 20 minutes, but I did not hear any NAQCC stations there. (Even the CWT gang was subdued whenever they came on during the last half hour). I made my few contacts on 80m. 80m had 'a bit of QSB'. But I only have half an antenna for 80m so I can't ask for too much there. KX3 & Sloped 59' EFRW. Jody - K3JZD

NF1U - i found band condx terrible, signals way down and very few stations hearing me.

K8RJW - I'm so glad 80 meters was so open...Hi. Thanks to the 8 who were able to hear me and pull me through. 72 es HNY to all. Bob .

KI4WFJ - A lot of fun after a snow day in SC!! Ran battery power for 1st 1.25hr until it went dead, then switched to a power supply but it threw off my groove and I only got one additional QSO in the last 30 min. Oh well, still fun!! .

N7YY - Had some trouble with intermittent QRN on 40, but managed to snag a few contacts there. 80 meters was ok closer in. I could hear east coast stations on 80 but they couldn't hear me. I need a vertical on 80! Thanks for the fun evening!

WD4OHD - All the activity this evening seemed to be on 80m, where there were good signals throughout the two hours. Happy New Year to everyone.

W5ODS - Just operated 80M tonight. Had an s-9+ noise level so most signals were in the noise. 40 was completely dead for me. Good to hear so many stations on.

KN1H - Got home late due to snowstorm so got a late start. Found 40 mostly done but 80 was very good, as long as the station worked was at least 300 miles away! Was astonished to have KC7DM in OR answer my CQ on 80. Transcontinental 2X QRP on 80M, that's pretty neat. 73, John, KN1H. IC-7200 and Nye Viking Master Key.

WB4OMM - Wow! 40M was horrible! Nothing heard, called CQ and got 1 Q in 20 mins. 80M started slow, but finally picked up near the end. Oh for some good propagation! Still fun, worked some regulars, and made some new friends. Yaesu FT-2K running 5W out to a G5RV at 45 feet. 72/73! Steve WB4OMM

W4DUK - My sprint time was limited, but I did log a new contact that qualifies me for my Friendship Club 800 point endorsement (Thank you KI4WFJ!). 73/72 de Dave .

WA2NYY - Could only operate 45 minutes tonight. Didnt hear anything on 40 so I moved to 80 and it was better. Not too many strong signals. 72 Mark

NO2D - Heard no NAQCC activity on 20 or 40 meters, so spent all my time on noisy 80 meters. Managed only six contacts. Heard many others, but not strong enough to complete a QSO. Always a challenge, and always fun. Thanks. Pete, NO2D.

N7QR - IC706 and a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation to a ground mounted Butternut HF6V without radials. Nothing heard on 80 or 20 except fer some digital signals up the band. Heard a few carriers that seemed local and a couple of rag chewers on 40, but could not raise any of them to give me points. Only on fer an hour as I had to go to the monthly water boarding. CU next month. Russ, Portland OR

VE7YU - Weird cndx. Nothing on 20. No QRN on 80&40 and lots of activity but everyone was weak. Hope things are better for the next one. 73,Gord

AA6OC - My first sprint since moving to the mainland - 20 was dead, my antenna isn't good on 80, and Gene N5GW in MS was the only station I heard on 40. Looking forward to future events!

N8BB - Just had dental surgery and just not very enthusiastic today, sorry. Did get my New QCX-80 working just before the sprint and boy does it sound good. Thanks.

KE5YUM - 20 was dead and 40 was S-8 noise in North Texas, so no contacts tonight. Better luck next month. Ft 817 and Vibroplex Vibrokeyer. All the best, Terry .

VE3DQN - It was tough pickings tonight. Couldn't hear anyone from the close-in states. Always glad to contact another VE (VE9VIC this time).

N4MJ - 80m was noisy here. Rapid QSB didn't help. 40m was desolate of NA stations but busy with CWT stations. I Fox hunt on Tuesday evenings on 40m. That band has been very long for the past few weeks at night. Was surprised I didn't hear anyone from the West Coast on 40 but it was just about a dead band. 80m was busy but the noise & QSB didn't help. Have seen the same on 80m Fox hunts on Thursday evenings for several weeks. Rapid QSB is a QSO killer, especially with inexperienced Ops. On to February!!! Happy 2018 everyone and may it be prosperous & healthy for you and yours. 73/72 de n4mj//glenn

K5MBA - Worked the contest for 1.5 hours to no avail on 20 & 40. I could hear faint signals now and then but I could not pull them out of the noise level. Then @ 9PM CST, the CWops Mini-CWT contest fired up with loud signals on 40M, so I shut down. .

VE3FUJ - The condx on 40 at this Qth were the worst its ever been, even a higher than normal noise level. I heard one stn. in qso also complaining abt. condx's, that quickly faded into oblivion before I had a chance and was not heard again. I had no answers to any of my tries at CQ so after 25 I gave up. It was one of those days where I was easily discouraged as nothing had gone right all day or at least very little. Brion

W8RTJ - VERY POOR CONDX. FIRST TIME USING NEW SPRINT LOGGER, VERY NICE. HOPE FOR BETTER CONDX NEXT TIME. 73 ALL JIM W8RTJ

K2YGM - At this location, band conditions were poor on 40. Heard very few stations in the sprint. 80 was much more active here, especially to the West.. Happy New Year to all. 72 Bob K2YGM

KA5TJS - Well first sprint of the year. I had a sked with KE5YUM in TX but band was long and NIL. I stayed on 80 meters and got 6 in my 30 min. on the air. Some very good signals but the QRN was about S5 here. Icom 7410 at 5 watts and 80 meter inverted vee. Used the HB cootie key. Very cold in ETX tonight!

WB8LZG - Hello Fellow sprinters! had fun on 80 tonight. started on 40m and it seemed totally void of activity. so after 5min of CQs I went to 80. Lots of stations there and busy as a bee. had a beeline to the east coast es NC. Went to 40 later and a few stns heard. Worked new member Loyal, W4LAS #9196. Welcome aboard OM ! Had a big day so pulled plug a bit early. see u all next month. 73 ,WB8LZG Gregg PS many tns to the guys who do the logs. they even figure out MY dumb mistakes !

KD3CA - Great fun as usual, Bands were a bit QRN , did miss a few with QRM & QRN , Many thanks to all. Best 73 Don

KG4MTN - A rough night! No sigs at all on 20M and 40M, and my 80M antenna down. .

K4WLW - 20 and 40 were dead here in Florida, but 80 was in good shape. Low noise but a little QSB. Only had time to work the first hour of the Sprint, but had a great time. Thanks to all who worked me, and thanks to all who put on these Sprints. KX3 at 5 watts to an end fed sloper. See you in the 160. 72 - Bill

WB9HFK - Thanks for all the QSO's! I know I missed a few who were down in the noise - I hope to catch you next time. 72, Mark WB9HFK

WZ2N - I am not one to complain about propogation...it is what it is. That said...MY LORD that was terrible. I spent an honest hour and a half with only 2 Q's. 80m would have been better but local QRN is unbearable. Maybe next time! 73 all and keep pounding brass!

W4EDN - abysmal condx.

KU4A - Did not hear a single signal on 40 at 0130Z, so it was an all-80 event for me.

N5GW - KX3 to two switchable of CFZ's at right angles. Didn't even listen on 20M. 16 Q's on 40M & 21 Q's on 80M, both in fairly good shape. Looking forward to the 160M sprint next week - CU there.

N4OW - Extreme PLASMA RFI limited my 80m activity. CWT took over 40 at the end. Fun fighting the world of RFI. Next stop a Mag Loop for RX. HNY, 72 de N4ow, 7700

AC2C - Only had time for the first 30 minutes - ALL on 80M.

K6MGO - All three bands were dead here on west coast, just pure luck I heard N5GW calling &quot;NA&quot;. FT-857 to 45' doublet in house. Hope next month is better.

W2JEK - Got on late. Band was long and noisy.Still made out well and had fun. 72 and 73 Don W2JEK

K4JPN - Tried 20M and 40M,heavy QRN and nothing heard. 80M was hopping for me. 72 Steve K4JPN

VE3RCN - Snowing here...so lots of static. Handed out a few contacts then off to bed.

AA0W - Poor band conditions on 80 CW lots of deep QSB.

K1SX - tnx all! 40 was gone by 0225 when I got on, but 80 seemed good here

WB1GYZ - OK, for all you ops who wimped out on this Sprint (myself included), the Top Band Sprint is right around the corner. .

KB9ILT - Twenty and forty were dead, so it was a single band sprint for me. Eighty was quiet and most signals were strong, though QSB was a problem at times. The highlight was working KC7DM in OR, which is over 2000 miles from my NC QTH. Thanks for the many repeats!

VE9VIC - first time thank to all, it was fun.73, ve9vic.

WI5H - 40 was extremely long with only a little NAQCC Sprint activity heard. The SKCC K3Y/KH6 station was strong from HI. 80 meters had lots of stations just above the QRN, but they could not copy my cloud warmer antenna at 5W. I was hearing much better than I was getting out. 72 til next time, Mike .

W2SH - 20m closed. 40m, wow, not one signal heard! First QSO at 0236Z on 80m. All operating was done there except for a 10-minute peek at 40m that only produced two QSOs, both more than a kilomile distant. Many 80m signals were 569 or better here in NJ, but were sometimes reciprocated by 339 or 449 RSTs. With 20m dead and 40m badly wounded, including 160m in the egular monthly sprints makes excellent sense. Let's do it now! The Four States QRP Club's monthly sprints began this in December. Presently the only time Topband gets NAQCC’s attention is in its once-a-year 160m sprint, and that will occur next Tuesday, 23 January 2018, in NA. .

KA2KGP - Only 80m. was usable here but very weak with QSB, 20 & 40 were dead. Lousy bands this sprint. Really had to work for QSO's. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. and a straight key. .

AB8RL - All contacts on 80 meters this sprint. Copied a lot of weak signals on the K3S had to use the headphones and ask for some calls to be sent again and again to make the contact. Pounded hard start to finish. 40 meters was dead across entire CW band.

K7EW - V poor condx here, all bands, drat! my qso spanned about 4 mi! On 80 and 40, heard several SKCC calls/is this a bad simultaneous situation, too? KX-2, surplus mil v small key. 73

AA2VG - I gave the KX3 a rest and operated from my IC 7300. Also used the American Morse MS2 miniature straight key. It was fun to say hello to everyone. 72 Peter/AA2VG

N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200' Dipole @ 35', Western Union 2A Legless Hand Key. The bands were real PROP(agation) Holes initially. 80 was only band where I heard anything eventually. Signals were weak, but nine FB ops were able to pull me out. Thanks to all of them and apologies to all of those FB ops I was unable to pull out. Best Wishes to all and please listen for me on 160 on the 24th; I'll be listening for you also. Lou, N8LA/QRP (mostly)

AK3X - Made it for the last minutes of the sprint. Heard Al, N4OW calling on 40 but he did not hear me. Switched rigs to my OHR 100 and worked Paul, KB9ILT on 80 meters at the last minute of the sprint. 72 to all, Peter

WD0K - No propagation! for real.

KD2MX - I finally had some time for a sprint and conditions were awful. Nobody heard me on 40m, and I didn't hear much and 80m was nearly as awful. Better luck next time!

KE7YTE - Band conditions were poor at my house on 40m.