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July 2018 QRP/CW Sprint (#165)


Corey KF0U is responsible for the contents of this page. Questions should go to him at pix_newemail_kf0u (1K).


N2CN Comments - Cross-checking is complete. Let me know by email at pix_newemail_n2cn (1K) before Sunday, July 29, 8pm EDT, if you think your score is wrong.

KF0U Comments - Ended at ninety-two logs reported. Guess vacation season is upon us. See you September. Thanks for sending corrections.

Results

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

W1 Division
KN1H     28   28  56   17  952  x2  1904  400' End-fed wire
WB1GYZ   24   24  48   16  768  x2  1536  80 ft. doublet fed open wire
K1SX     22   22  44   16  704  x2  1408  Multiband doublet at 50'
K1IEE    12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  OCF dipole @ 30'
KA1DBE   13   13  26    7  182  x2   364  OCF Dipole @ 40'
KQ1P      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  80/40 dipole at 40'

W2 Division
W2SH     32   32  64   20 1280  x2  2560  270' dpl at 45'; inv L up 86', out 68'
KA2KGP   23   23  46   16  736  x2  1472  G5RV up 25 ft.
W2JEK    12   11  23    8  184  x2   368  End fed wire 110 ft long, up 20 ft
WA2JSG   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Vertical @ 10'
KD2MX     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Wire @20'

W3 Division
K3JZD    35   35  70   20 1400  x2  2800  40m dipole @ 25'
AH6AX    36   35  71   15 1065  x2  2130  Windom OCF Dipole @ 50'
KD3CA    22   22  44   15  660  x2  1320  Ocf Windom @33 ft
KE3V     24   23  47   13  611  x2  1222  Inverted L @30'
AK3X     18   18  36   11  396  x2   792  OCF Doublet at 27 ft
N4KEZ     9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  EFHW in "L" config
NO3J      7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  End fed quad band @ 25 feet

W4 Division
KJ4R     40   40  80   20 1600  x2  3200  34' Vertical  
K4KRW    36   35  71   20 1420  x2  2840  Dipole @ 35'
WG8Y     27   26  53   17  901  x2  1802  HB 10-80M OCF dp@30ft & 6bvt
K4KBL    25   25  50   16  800  x2  1600  Inverted V @ 45'
WX4RM    17   16  33   13  429  x2   858  6BTV gnd mtd vert
KQ4MM    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  End Fed Half Wave 80-10M
K8LBQ    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  Inverted vee dipole at 30'
W4DUK    14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  End-fed Zepp @ 20'
N4OW     17   17  34    8  272  x2   544  80M LOOP 12' AVG HGT
WA4SPJ   12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  Inverted "L" @ 30'
AF4OI     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  80m dipole @ 25ft
N4FI      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Attic 40m dipole
K4ZEB     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Inverted vee

W5 Division
WB5UAA    7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Inv V @ 30'
KA5TJS    7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  80 mtr inv vee @ 30ft.
WA5IEK    7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  MFJ-2010 IN ATTIC, G5RV AT 25 FEET 

W6 Division
WK6L      3    2   5    2   10  x2    20  Inv. Vee.,20 and 40M

W7 Division
KC7DM    10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  450' horz loop @ 60'
KF7WNS    6    5  11    4   44  x2    88  232 ft long wire
WA7QCC    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole in attic,  at 20' 

W8 Division
N8XMS    32   32  64   17 1088  x2  2176  R7 Vertical
WB8LZG   34   34  68   16 1088  x2  2176  Dipoles @ 30'
NF8M     14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  6BTV vertical
K8GSD    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  VERTICAL @30'

W9 Division
WB9HFK   39   39  78   26 2028  x2  4056  Hustler 6BTV Gnd Mtd with 60 Radials
NX1K     23   23  46   13  598  x2  1196  30' ell; Doublet in Attic
KD9EBS    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Magnetic Loop Antenna Horizontal at 15'
KA9FQG    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  G5RV @ 37'
K9QEW     3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  4BTV GP VERTICAL

W0 Division
N0TA     21   21  42   19  798  x2  1596  Doublet @ 30', 1/4 wave Gnd Mnt Vertical
NW0M     21   21  42   16  672  x2  1344  OCF Dipole at 45'
NN0SS    21   21  42   16  672  x2  1344  80 meter inv bee @40feet
AA0W     10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Dipole @ 28 feet
KD0DK     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  117 ft end fed long wire
K0FNR     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  1/4WL 20M vert@8' w/4radials
AA5LH     5    4   9    5   45  x2    90  G5RV Inverted Vee @ 35'

Canada Division
VA3NU     9    9  18    9  162  x2   324  InvertedVee @ 25'
VE9BEL    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  End-Fed Dipole up 20ft in a tree

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division
WB2LQF   18   18  36   10  360 x1.5  540  63' EFHW @ 27' IN HALF SQUARE GEOMETRY

W3 Division
K3RLL    20   20  40   13  520 x1.5  780  G5RVjr @ 35'
K3WWP    15   14  29   11  319 x1.5  479  ~110' attic rnd wire & attic dpl

W4 Division
K9EZ     35   34  69   18 1242 x1.5 1863  G5RV @ 70'
W4EDN     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  FAN DIPOLE UP 30 FT

W5 Division
NF5U     20   20  40   16  640 x1.5  960  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      0    0   0    0    0 x1.5    0  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert, no radials

W8 Division

W9 Division
AA9L     16   16  32   13  416 x1.5  624  160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet

W0 Division
KD0V     35   34  69   21 1449 x1.5 2174  Cf Zepp @ 50 feet
WD0K      5    5  10    4   40 x1.5   60  Ctr fed zepp

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
KB1M     24   24  48   13  624       624  20 mtr inv V, 40mtr dipole @ 30ft
N2CN     13   13  26   10  260       260  ZS6BKW @ 60'

W2 Division
K2YGM    42   42  84   21 1764      1764  G5rv @ 45 ft  80m EFHW 
WA1GWH   11   10  21    7  147       147  40M dipole @ 15 ft
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  80Mtr.OCFdipole

W3 Division
KC3RN    10   10  20    8  160       160  G5RV Jr at 35'

W4 Division
KB9ILT   62   60 122   27 3294      3294  160ft endfed - 60 ft up & 100 ft run
WB4OMM   35   35  70   19 1330      1330  G5RV at 35 feet
N4MJ     29   29  58   18 1044      1044  Windom @ 55'
N4IAG    12   12  24    8  192       192  Horizontal loop at 70'
KU4A     10   10  20    7  140       140  Sloping dipole @ 40'
K4BAI     1    1   2    1    2         2  40m coax fed dipole up 35'

W5 Division
K5MBA     7    7  14    7   98        98  40M EFHW abt 20'
NQ5M      5    5  10    5   50        50  40m dipole, 8' at north end sloping to 6
KE5YUM    2    2   4    2    8         8  20 meter inverted V at 17 feet
N5MAJ     1    1   2    1    2         2  40 m dipole @ 4' NVIS

W6 Division
KG6UBG    1    1   2    1    2         2  Long wire loop @ 30 ft

W7 Division
N7YY      4    4   8    4   32        32  160 meter loop up 35'
AA7CU     0    0   0    0    0         0  Mobile 10' whip on the roof @ 12 '

W8 Division
WA8SAN   20   20  40   14  560       560  End Fed wire @ 25 Ft.

W9 Division
N9SE      7    7  14    5   70        70  Inverted-vee @70'

W0 Division
WZ0W     14   14  28   11  308       308  Dipole @ 30'

Canada Division
VE3GNU    7    7  14    6   84        84  4band endfed @18'-30'---E-W orientation

DX Division

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

Straight Key

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard
NN9K     61   61 122   25 3050      3050  3 El Yagi@55' --GM Vertical
VE3DQN   24   24  48   11  528       528  3el yagi @50', dpls @40'

Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
@ Non-member
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
CERTIFICATES
SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KN1HWB1GYZK1SX
W2W2SHKA2KGPW2JEK
W3K3JZDAH6AXKD3CA
W4KJ4RK4KRWWG8Y
W5WB5UAAKA5TJSWA5IEK
W6WK6L--
W7KC7DMKF7WNSWA7QCC
W8N8XMS WB8LZG (tie)-NF8M
W9WB9HFKNX1KKD9EBS
W0N0TANW0MNN0SS
CanadaVA3NUVE9BEL-
DX---
SWA BUG CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1---
W2WB2LQF--
W3K3RLLK3WWP-
W4K9EZW4EDN-
W5NF5U--
W6---
W7N7QR--
W8---
W9AA9L--
W0KD0VWD0K-
Canada---
DX---
SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KB1MN2CN-
W2K2YGMWA1GWHN2ESE
W3KC3RN--
W4KB9ILTWB4OMMN4MJ
W5K5MBANQ5MKE5YUM
W6KG6UBG--
W7N7YYAA7CU-
W8WA8SAN--
W9N9SE--
W0WZ0W--
CanadaVE3GNU--
DX---
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SK---
BUG---
K/KNN9KVE3DQN-
FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SK---
BUG---
K/KNQ5MN5MAJ-
PRIZE DRAWING WINNER
PrizesKE3V

STATS:
Logs submitted: 91
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 128
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1454
States represented: 33 + AB NB ON

SOAPBOX:
K3WWP - See my web site Diary at k3wwp.com.

WB5UAA - Hunted and pounced on every one I heard on 20M. 40M was very noisy for me. Didn't even try 80M. Tnx, C U AGN! Guy, WB5UAA .

WA2JSG - Just 10 contacts this evening, 5 on 20m, and 5 on 40m. IC-703, 5 watts off a 12v battery, vertical. Kent Str Key. .

N7YY - Well, at least the terrible band conditions made filling out the log easy. .

K1IEE - Again 40M was the band to be on. Good sprint. Thanks to all 73 Dick .

KQ4MM - Great sprint, my first in a while, ran my cootie and my KX2, lots on QRN on 40M, but thats were the people were.. made a few on 80 and 20, but the bulk on 40.... thanks to all for the contacts..72 Brian - KQ4MM

NW0M - First NAQCC Sprint since 2013!!! Thanks for the Qs. KX3 5 watts, OCF dipole at 45', and AC2C SprintLogger. 73, Mitch NW0M .

WZ0W - Another fun sprint. See everyone next month! .

K4KBL - Static crashes made it difficult for sure but had fun and thats what its about !! .

K4ZEB - A bit of QRN tonight, but first contact in a NAQCC sprint!

K9QEW - 40m Band Condx Fair/Good. .

KE3V - First sprint in some time. Was fun. Keep up the good work.

KN1H - Thanks for another fun Sprint! Conditions were surprising as more stations were logged on 20M than 40 and 80 combined. Had a fun time and hope everyone else did as well. 72, John, KN1H .

KJ4R - Started out on 20 but only made 3 contacts so moved to 40 where my vertical typically works much better. Good condx on 40 but lots of QRN. Sorry to the AA5 that called me but the static crashes kept taking out the suffix. Never could get a good copy. Fun as always and thanks to everyone for the contacts. 73. PFR 3B to vertical.

WB4OMM - When the Sprint started, 20M was hot here on the Central Florida East Coast. No noise, all good signals with some QSB. Worked for an hour until I ran out of folks (25 Qs). Went to 40M and it was it's usual noisy self here. Had to hunt around for folks, QSB deeper and longer. 80M was so noisy I heard no one until just before the end of the sprint and snagged K2TGM on a second band. Worked a few folk on two bands. Was surprised at working OR on 20M (thanks KC7DM) and the last QSO of the night, CO on 40 (thanks N0TA). A few had big signals - huge signals for the night was a tie, KJ4R in SC and AF4OI in KY both blew me out of the chair on 20M. Worked lotsa states tonight. Hope everyone got Baker Island this month. 72/73 to all, see you next month. Steve WB4OMM

AH6AX - Another fun Sprint! Seemed to be fair condx tonight and lots of activiey on 40m - later there were a few stations on 80m. 73/72! .

K4KRW - 20m and 40m both worked well for me. I tried 80m but no joy. This was the first time I used my new straight key. I picked up a Begali Blade at Dayton. It has a nice feel to it. It was great hearing everyone. QSB was bad at times. Still, lots of great signals tonight. 73, Richard

WG8Y - Hi all,20m was pretty gud shape here in NC.Started S&Ping then called CQ for a while. Was surprised to have K3WWP, John call me on 20m.Gud signals from all over on 20m.Also 1st time I worked someone from my home town,Salisbury,NC. tnxs Kent,K9EZ.Jumped around last hour.Tried 80m but after 3 Q's in 3 different states went back to 40 & 20m Yep,20 was still open here at 0224z. Had fun. hope everyone did too. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

K1SX - Tnx all! Spent too much time on 20 as usual, didn't try 80. Good fun.

AF4OI - Thanks for another nice NA Sprint!! Running 5 watts into 80m dipole using straight key and Genlog. 72 Bob AF4OI KY 8923 .

K3JZD - 40m had some nice rotation this evening. I appreciate those who I had a hard time pulling out of the noise sticking with me until we got it done. Got two new SPCs in the last 5 minutes - it pays to work the event all the way to to the end. Need activity to build up the participation. Jody-K3JZD

W2JEK - Got on late. No luck on 20. Had 5 QSO on 40. Had 7 QSO on 80. Tried working VE6BIR but lost him in QSB. Sorry. Rig YAESU FT-840 at 5W. SPEEDX key. End fed ant. Lots of fun. 72 DON W2JEK

KD9EBS - Greetings and thank you all for the great sprint. "Youkits HB-1B" 5 Watt. Magnetic Loop Horizontal at 15 feet. Straight Key 73! 72!

VA3NU - QSB and QRM presented the usual challenge this month. Still fun to get in on these sprints and work the familiar calls as well as some new ones. Till next month -Cheers and beers-

KG6UBG - drastically need an antenna party, new rig etc .

K2YGM - Thanks to all that called. Hope to see you all again next month 72 de Bob K2YGM .

N7QR - IC706 and a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation to a ground mounted Butternut HF6V vertical without radials (and it shows as it has been unusually dry and hot.) Nothing on 80. Some that I heard: UTC Freq Call 0115 14061.3 AA7CU CQing 0120 14063.3 NW8M CQing a couple more on 20 and 40 I couldn't get the full call on due to deep QSB. No QSOs made even though many CQs during first hour only, due to meeting. CU next month. Russ, Portland OR .

KF7WNS - Didn't have much time to play, but lots of activity. .

NF8M - Nice condx es many stations on 40 tonight. TNX es 72 .

N4MJ - A better night than the past few. Missed one as far as I know - K3FCS got clobbered by another station. Thanks for trying. Thanks to all for participating. 73 de n4mj//glenn .

WA5IEK - During a thunderstorm I used my MFJ-2010 antenna in the attic. .

N8XMS - My ears are ringing from all of the QRN but it was a good outing for me and I had a lot of fun. I logged membership numbers from 56 to 9448 so a good spread of participation from veterans to newer members. .

WB8LZG - Hello fellow sprinters ! Fired up the ftdx1200 last nite at 5 w. 20 was open nicely at the start and I made over 15 QSOs there. went to 40 after 45min. 40 was packed with signals ,but lots of noise too. SRI to several of you who answered my CQ's and did NOT get thru. many times there were weak callers getting covered up by strong ones. Keep trying guys! Also SRI to KA5TJS. I could NOT get the S in ur call. got all the rest but could,nt pull out the call, so had to scratch you. Bands were short, had everal close in Q's with nearby states on 20m. Nothing heard from out west?? checked 80 fer a bit and picked up K2YGM fer the 3fer. A big welcome to WZ0W. UR call didn't show up in the Member list so it confused me. I finally ignored the computer es logged you! Went to 20 fer 1 last QSO before the end. Great fun ! see u all next month. 73 Gregg WB8LZG

VE9BEL - A LOT OF NOISE ON 40M TONIGHT, BUT HAD FUN! 73 BERNARD .

KE5YUM - Sprint number 90 for me. It was 102 degrees Fahrenheit in the shack at sprint time so I only stayed for the first 30 minutes. Signals on 20 were good to the east coast from north Texas near Oklahoma. FT 817 at 5 Watts. .

KA2KGP - 20m. was open 1st hour. 40 & 80 were a good also. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all.

K5MBA - Lots of static this evening making 20M useless. Worked 40M when the static level moved to S5. Still had a great time! Thanks.

KA5TJS - Signals were pretty good on 20 meters last night so I stayed there for the whole 45 min. I had to play last night. Got 7 ops in 7 states so not a bad night for me. Great fun and good ops. I did work one more but after 3 tries he could not pull my call out so I gave up! TNX and see you all next month. HOT in ETX.

K3RLL - Nice to be back in PA with an actual, real outdoor antenna -- and one that doesn't have to go up only after dark! (HOA Antenna restrictions in FL are brutal.) Sprint was really jumping with more calls at one time than this old op could parse. What a delight in these uncertain (ionospheric times). Was really rolling along until the phone rang. Oh well. Great evening and my apologies to those kind enough to call whom I was unable to separate. 73/72 ... Don

KD0V - Good sprint here in southern Minnesota. 20M was especially good during the first hour. Signals were weak, but easy to copy. 40M hard lots of QRN, QSB, and appeared to go dead around 0215Z. 72's - Merlin

VE3GNU - With the loss of half of my DXCC resorted to my end-fed 4 band model running more or less E-W----plus first-time use of a K-2 loaner---impressive rig! Good condx on 40 here----my apologies to N2CN and KJ4R for error-sending. Thanks to John K3WWP for my initial contact, and to all for their participation. Ernie .

WB9HFK - I stayed on 40M for the entire Sprint. I thought conditions were pretty decent - some QSB however. Thanks for all the Q's and sorry to those I just couldn't pull out of the noise. See everyone next month! 72, Mark WB9HFK

VE3DQN - Signals were good. First sprint using a yagi on 20m, and it sure helped during 30min of twilight.

K9EZ - Second Sprint. First time ever running a bug. Bought a High Mound BK-100 a few months ago and never played much with it. It took me a while to get it set, and I am sure there are other settings. It sure was a learning curve and would like to thank all of those that could put up with my sending. 20 started nice. 40 was just loaded with S8 noise. 80 was obscene. FT-817, G5RV 72 Kent K9EZ

KQ1P - 40M was the workhorse tonight. Many strong signals. .

N4IAG - I worked a few on 20 and the rest on 40. Thanks to all!

KU4A - Turned out to be "Pipeline to Pennsylvania" night for me, as four of ten QSOs were with the Keystone state. Tried 80m a couple times, never heard anybody.

KB9ILT - Overall band conditions were good, though 40 was noisy but signals punched through it well. Set a personal best for QSO number. Not sure if it was because of the good conditions or because I raised my antenna from 20 ft to 60 ft- probably both.

K8LBQ - Tough copy here in Georgia on 40 probably due to high noise level from thunderstorms in region

WB2LQF - THIS WAS MY FIRST REALLY SERIOUS SPRINT SINCE I UPDATED MY STATION. I PLAYED FOR THE ENTIRE TWO HOURS. I USED MY NEW KN4YB RIGHT ANGLE BUG FOR TONIGHT'S SPRINT, ALONG WITH MY NEW KENWOOD TS-590SG DIALED BACK TO 5 WATTS. I "DID THE MATH" USING MY ELECRAFT DL1 DUMMY LOAD AND MY FLUKE DMM AND CONFIRMED 4.45 WATTS RF BEING DELIVERED TO THE ANTENNA. THE ANTENNA IS A 63 FOOT MYANTENNAS EFHW-4010 UP ABOUT 27' AND INSTALLED OUTSIDE WHERE IT BELONGS, MOUNTED IN A HALF-SQUARE GEOMETRY. I HAD TO JOIN THE HOA AND BECOME THE VICE-PRESIDENT TO PULL THIS ONE OFF. IF TONIGHT IS ANY INDICATION, IT WAS WORTH THE EFFORT !! I STARTED OUT ON 40M AND STAYED THERE ALL NIGHT. NOISE LEVEL WASN'T BAD BUT QSB WAS VERY DEEP AT TIMES. OVERALL, SIGNAL STRENGTHS WERE SURPRISINGLY STRONG. THE TS-590SG RECEIVER IS FABULOUS AND VERY USER-FRIENDLY TO OPERATE. FROM MY QTH THE BAND SEEMED 'SHORT' IN THAT I WORKED FROM MAINE TO THE MID-WEST AND FROM ONTARIO DOWN TO SOUTH CAROLINA BUT NOTHING BEYOND AND NOTHING CLOSE-IN. HAD A GREAT TIME AND LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT MONTH. ZUT!

KD3CA - In spite of bad QRN and QSB there was a lot of 599 signals on 20 and 40 mtrs. Had to use all the KX3 rig's filters and noise blanker's through the sprint. . But was fun as usual . Best 73 to all Don

WB1GYZ - When did we lose privilege on 80?

AA0W - Lots of QRN local thunder storm. KX2 and a dipole

KB1M - A fun sprint, though my ears were happier when I pulled the plug. Worked on two bands WB4OMM and KB9ILT. I got to use the new finger pieces that I won in a NAQCC drawing, they look and work great. Thanks for the QSO's. 72/73 Walt

N4OW - 20 was good - 40 was not so good. Many contacts few multipliers, a strange sprint, but always fun. I will have to wax my antenna before the next one ! 72 de N4ow, AL 7700

N4KEZ - 40M was a QRN-Fest...

KA1DBE - Originally planned to go retro with the HW-8 and my very first key (40 years old!). Couldn't find the power cord. Still used the key though. Static crashes were bad during the last 20 minutes. Thanks for the Qs! 73/72, Jeff, KA1DBE

AK3X - 20 meters was very good for the first 30 minutes. Moved to 40 for another 45 minutes or so, with some strong sigs but some with lots of QSB. If every signal was 599 this would be no fun at all! 72 to all, Peter

KC3RN - Only had about an hour on the air this month, but managed to make a few contacts through the QRN.

KD2MX - I only had a few minutes to play. Heard one decent signal above the noise .

NN0SS - Good conditions on 20 meters in MN this evening

W2SH - 20m was in fine shape. Its skip zone was somewhat reduced, and KC7DM was the only west coast station heard (and worked). 18 QSOs on 20m of which four were also contacted on 40m. Seven QSOs on 40m and seven on 80m. As I've mentioned previously, 80m is unfairly neglected in the summer months. This is a shame because received signal strengths (rarely below 579) greatly exceed the QRN level, and this is certainly not the case on 40m.

WX4RM - Made most of my contacts on 20 Meters, and also during the first half hour of the sprint. Had a good time as always!

WA1GWH - Recently made some circuit changes in my old SW-40+ QRP transceiver to better shape the audio. Turned out sounding quite well, so used it at 1W along with my 40M dipole at 15 ft. My own mW contest! Signals were quite good during the sprint. TU FER CONTACTS! 72, Garry WA1GWH