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August 2018 QRP/CW Sprint (#166)


Andy N2CN is responsible for the contents of this page. Questions should go to him at pix_newemail_n2cn (1K).


N2CN Comments -

Cross-checking is complete. Address questions or disputes to me at the email address above by 2400Z, Sunday August 26.

Results

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

W1 Division
KN1H     20   19  39   14  546  x2  1092  400' End-fed wire
WB1GYZ   13   13  26    8  208  x2   416  80 ft Doublet, 200 ft random
K1IEE     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  OCF dipole @ 30'
KQ1P      4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  Trap dipole @ 30'

W2 Division
W2SH     41   40  81   19 1539  x2  3078  270' dpl at 45'; inv L up 86', out 68'
KA2KGP   27   27  54   18  972  x2  1944  G5RV up 25 ft.
W2JEK    14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  110 fo end fed wire at 20 ft
WA2JSG   10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  Vertical @ 10'
KN2G      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Fanned inverted vee @55 ft
WA2FBN    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  EFHW at 25 ft

W3 Division
KD3CA    17   16  33   13  429  x2   858  Ocf Windom @33 ft
N4KEZ    14   14  28    7  196  x2   392  EFHW @ 30'
K2DEP    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  G5RV @ 27 ft
W3TTT     8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Inverted vee at 50 feet
AK3X      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  135ft OCF doublet at 27 ft
W3TU      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  INDOOR 52' OPEN LOOP AS ENFLW ON 1ST FLR

W4 Division
NA4O     31   31  62   17 1054  x2  2108  Dipole@45'
WG8Y     31   30  61   15  915  x2  1830  HB 10-80M OCF dp@30ft & 6bvt
K4KBL    25   25  50   16  800  x2  1600  OCF dipole @ 45'
W4OEP    22   21  43   15  645  x2  1290  Inv Ell @ 35 ft
W4NLT    14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  84' END FED @ 30'
K8LBQ    14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  Inverted vee dipole at 30'
W2BJN    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  Zero-Five 30 ft Flagpole
KQ4MM     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  80-10M EFHW Wire
WX4RM     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  6BTV gnd mtd vert
N4FI      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Attic 40m dipole
KB0ETU    5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  Dipole up 35 feet
W4DUK     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  End-fed Zepp @ 20'
$K6BFA    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  G5RV @ 50 ft

W5 Division
N5GW     26   25  51   17  867  x2  1734  CFZ at 50' & 75'
WB5UAA    9    9  18    6  108  x2   216  InvV@30ft
KE5YUM    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  20 meter dipole at 17 feet

W6 Division
AI6SL    11   10  21    8  168  x2   336  Inverted V, fan @ 32'
WK6L      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Windom Inv. Vee.,20 and 40M

W7 Division
KC7DM    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  450' horz loop @ 60'
AL7JK     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  20 mtr vertical

W8 Division
WB8LZG    8    7  15    6   90  x2   180  Dipoles @ 30'
N8XMS     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  R7 Vertical
NF8M      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  40m hamstick on car
N8BB      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dipole @50'
WB8ENE    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  40m dipole @ 15'

W9 Division
WB9HFK   42   42  84   20 1680  x2  3360  OCF Dipole at 25 Ft.
NI9M     38   38  76   21 1596  x2  3192  31ft home brew vertical wire w/unun
NX1K     17   17  34   14  476  x2   952  30' ell with base at 12'
K9JWI    16   16  32   10  320  x2   640  GND MTD VERTICAL
W9CC     13   12  25   11  275  x2   550  Gnd mtd vert
N9SE      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Dipole @70'
N8HWV     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  EFHW AT 15 FT
K9QEW     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  4BTV GP VERTICAL
K9EYT     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  20/40 trap dipole up 24ft
KD9EBS    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole at 25 feet in the attic

W0 Division
NW0M     30   30  60   19 1140  x2  2280  OCF Dipole at 45'
N0TA     26   25  51   17  867  x2  1734  Doublet @ 30', 1/4 wave Gnd Mnt Vertical
NN0SS    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  80 meter Inv V @40ft
KD0DK     9    9  18    9  162  x2   324  117 ft end fed long wire
KA0OBI    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  135' OCF Dipole @ 35'
AA5LH     7    6  13    4   52  x2   104  Inverted vee@35'
K2HT      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  ZS6BKW @ 40'
N8LA      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dipole @ 35'

Canada Division
VE3RDE   18   18  36   13  468  x2   936  OCFD @ 25'
VE9BEL    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  END-FED DIPOLE 39'
VA3KOT    3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  End-fed long wire up 60ft at apex
KJ4R/VE3  0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  Dipole / Loop

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division
WB2LQF    8    8  16    7  112 x1.5  168  EFHW Half Square Geometry @ 27 feet

W3 Division
K3WWP     0    0   0    0    0 x1.5    0  ~110' attic ef rnd wire & attic dpl

W4 Division
WZ2N      7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  G5rv 40'

W5 Division
NF5U     32   32  64   18 1152 x1.5 1728  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
K5GQ      3    3   6    2   12 x1.5   18  Dipole @ 22 feet

W6 Division

W7 Division
N7QR      1    0   1    1    1 x1.5    2  Butternet HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials

W8 Division
AB8FJ     6    6  12    6   72 x1.5  108  End fed random wire @ 15'

W9 Division
AA9L     13   13  26   12  312 x1.5  468  160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet

W0 Division

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
KB1M     17   17  34   10  340       340  20 mtr inv V, 40mtr dipole @ 30ft
N2CN     13   13  26    9  234       234  ZS6BKW @ 60'
KC1DVT    6    6  12    5   60        60  EFHW @ 30'

W2 Division
K2YGM    28   28  56   17  952       952  40m INV VEE   80m EFHW
N2JJF    12   12  24   10  240       240  G5RV at 20 feet
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  80Mtr.OCF@25ft.
WA1GWH    5    5  10    5   50        50  G5RV Jr at 5 feet

W3 Division
KC3RN    17   17  34   12  408       408  Dipole @ 35'
K3RLL    10   10  20    8  160       160  G5RVjr @ 35'
WA3FIR    5    5  10    5   50        50  Inverted vee @ 20'

W4 Division
KB9ILT   64   64 128   25 3200      3200  End fed wire at 60 feet
WB4OMM   20   20  40   12  480       480  G5RV at 35 feet
N4MJ     20   20  40   12  480       480  Windom @ 55'
K4KRW    13   13  26   10  260       260  Dipole @ 35 Ft
KU4A      4    4   8    4   32        32  40m sloping dipole @ 40'
AA4W      3    3   6    3   18        18  43 ft vertical
KD5KJ     2    2   4    2    8         8  Gnd mtd Vert
$KW1K    27   27  54   15  810       810  Ground mounted vertical

W5 Division
K5MBA     7    7  14    7   98        98  40M EFHW abt 20'
WI5H      5    5  10    5   50        50  90' wire loop top at 21'

W6 Division

W7 Division
AA7CU     0    0   0    0    0         0  Mobile 10' whip on the roof @ 12 '

W8 Division
WA8SAN   16   16  32   11  352       352  End Fed wire @ 25 Ft.
K8RJW    13   13  26   10  260       260  6 band vertical @ 15 ft

W9 Division
K9CW     17   17  34   11  374       374  40m/80m inverted V at 60'
N9WKE     6    6  12    5   60        60  OCF @ 30 feet
AB9BZ     3    3   6    3   18        18  Dipole 25'

W0 Division
K9OSC    36   36  72   22 1584      1584  CF Zepp 30'
AA0W     21   21  42   15  630       630  Dipole @ 28 feet
WZ0W     11   11  22   10  220       220  End-fed dipole, 20' high

Canada Division
VE3DQN    4    4   8    4   32        32  Trap dpl @18ft
VE3GNU    3    3   6    3   18        18  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
K4BAI    51   50 101   19 1919  x2  3838  TH6DXX at 55'; zepp at 50'; dip; inv vee

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard
NN9K     14   14  28    9  252       252  3 El Yagi@55' --GM Vertical
K7TQ      6    6  12    6   72        72  2 el yagi @ 60'
W7TAO     5    5  10    5   50        50  4 element yagi at 60 feet

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
W1KN1HWB1GYZK1IEE
W2W2SHKA2KGBW2JEK
W3KD3CAN4KEZK2DEP
W4NA4OWG8YK4KBL
W5N5GWWB5UAAKE5YUM
W6AI6SLWK6L-
W7KC7DMAL7JK-
W8WB8LZGN8XMSNF8M
W9WB9HFKNI9MNX1K
W0NW0MN0TANN0SS
CanadaVE3RDEVE9BELVA3KOT
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SWA BUG CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1---
W2WB2LQF--
W3K3WWP--
W4WZ2N--
W5NF5UK5GQ-
W6---
W7N7QR--
W8AB8FJ--
W9AA9L--
W0---
Canada---
DX---
SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KB1MN2CNKC1DVT
W2K2YGMN2JJFN2ESE
W3KC3RNK3RLLWA3FIR
W4KB9ILTWB4OMMN4MJ
W5K5MBAWI5H-
W6---
W7AA7CU--
W8WA8SANK8RJW-
W9K9CWN9WKEAB9BZ
W0K9OSCAA0WWZ0W
CanadaVE3DQNVE3GNU-
DX---
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SKK4BAI--
BUG---
K/KNN9KK7TQW7TAO
FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SK---
BUG---
K/KAB9BZ--
PRIZE DRAWING WINNER
PrizesN7QR

STATS:
Logs submitted: 106
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 140
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1289
States represented: 33 + AB DX NB ON 

SOAPBOX:

WB5UAA - Conditions not too bad. Kinda noisy on 40M for me, but usable. Could only do the first hour. 72 and C U AGN!

K3WWP - See my web site diary at k3wwp.com

WZ2N - awful conditions here but lots of fun...only worked an hour and a half total and only on 40m 73 de WZ2N

WB2LQF - The grand kids were over and I was in charge of clarinet lessons for one of 'em so could only grab 40 minutes on 40 meters with 4 watts! Rain and electrical storms were around but the band seemed OK from my QTH. See you all next month.

KQ4MM - Ran my newly built 40M QCX, seemed to get good reports and it has a great receiver with a nice narrow filter ... .

NW0M - K3 5 Watts, OCF Dipole, German Junker Straight Key, and AC2C Logger

WB4OMM - Only heard one signal to start on 20M....worked him and he quickly faded away! Nothing else heard here. 40M had bad noise, S5-S7 all night (what a surprise...not!). Signals were OK, but noise and QSB was pretty bad here on the Florida East Coast and made for tough copy. Heard two signals on 80M in the noise, could not make them out. Pretty good spread of states, and glad I would work what I could. But it was definitely work! (Still fun). Big signal for the night was WG8Y, 59 plus 10 on the meter, followed by K4KBL and K4BAI, both a solid 59 (John always is - we must have a FL-GA pipeline!). 72/73 to all, hope to see you again soon! 73! Steve WB4OMM

KW1K - First time - thanks for the QSOs and a great time.

N2CN - Wow... condx not so hot. Had some good QSOs on 80. .

K9QEW - TX HB Funmitter Rock Bound (Feb 81 73 Magazine) RX HB Neophyte (Feb 84 QST) 40m Condx Fair. Signals not too strong this month. Hope to do better next month. Still fun trying to stay up with high dollar Elecrafts. 73s Daryl .

WA2JSG - Heard nothing on 20m, so made all 10 of my contacts on 40m, which was kinda noisy this evening. 5 watts to a multiband vertical. Kent Straight Key. .

K4KBL - Noise remains a problem but truly had a great time. Please check out the new NAQCC Facebook page. We currently have 70 members. A place to share our QRP CW interests and activities....

NI9M - Should have stayed on 40m but had to try. Lots of noise on 40 and 80m. 20m was very quiet here. 72 and thank you!

NN9K - Could not handle the QRN on 40-meters so quit early!

VE3RDE - Fun again this month. Very clear to New England from Ontario but we're in that solar low... CU next month!

AB8FJ - Another fun evening on the air. Used my old Lafayette Radio Electronics bug from the 70's ... looks exactly like the Hi-Mound BK-100. Elecraft K3 at 5W to the end fed random wire. Focused on 40M this evening. Great signals tonight.

K1IEE - After the first half hour tried 20M and only heard W4OEP we made contact then I went back to 40M. Had strong QRN and did not hear many stations. Still had a good time thanks to all . 73 Dick

K4KRW - I picked up an OHR-500 recently. So, I used it tonight. I'm really enjoying this radio. I only made it for the last hour due to work. Tonight was a lot of fun. I had to dig out a few signals. I got 3 contacts on 80 and the rest were on 40. Great hearing everyone. Thanks and 73, Richard

AB9BZ - First time at NAQCC sprint, bands noisy on 40M in Chicago. Thanks for contacts, 72.. .

WA3FIR - Conditions on 40 very good. Couldn't get on the air until 0215 but made a few quick contacts. .

K8RJW - I had so many calling me... but they were all on the telephone! Maybe 13 QSO won't be an unlucky number!! 72, Bob

KD9EBS - Greetings: HB-1B 5 watts. Dipole at 25 feet in the attic Flame-proof Navy Key Thank you 73/72

WG8Y - Hi all, No 20m this month. Heard W4OEP faintly.Called him & he faded away with 20m.Went to 40m & it was loaded.Tried S&Ping but not much luck so called CQ for most of the rest of the Sprint.Had W4OEP call me but someone Called QRl? & started calling without waiting right on top of us.Darn,I lost W4OEP for the 2nd time. Ran into him again half hour later & we made the Q. Thanks Steve.3rd time did it. Listened to 80m long enough to make me stay on 40 till the end. Hi Hi. Still fun working QRP. Hope to work some of you guys this Sunday during the NJQRP Skeeter Hunt. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

KB0ETU - Only 40 meters was any good at my location, and it wasn't great. Lot of "speed demons" on the band, but don't think they were participating in our sprint. Still, this is better than my last several ones. Hope the band improves for next month. 72, Phil

KJ4R/VE3 - In VE3 land with work this week. Ended up working late and no place to set up outdoors so just tried from my room. I didn't think it would work, and I was right. I did hear W2SH, KB9Il, and K2YGM,but none of them could hear me. Oh well I tried.....Used PFR 3B with some wire in various configurations that the tuner could load. Hope to be back home next month.

KN1H - Using new IC-7300, takes some getting-used-to! Discovered part way through that what I thought was 5W was only 2W output, although it didn't make a noticeable difference. Great to work the West Coast twice tonight.

K9OSC - Very good conditions on 40 meters despite a thunderstorm passing through the area just before the contest. Great to work several Canadian's tonight. As usual, lots of fun.

AL7JK - Thanks to W7TAO, Todd for pulling my weak signal out of the noise. Used my MFJ-9020 @ 3 watts to a 20 mtr vertical on the roof. 72/73 to all !

WZ0W - Heard another Whisky Zulu station but couldn't quite close the deal. Didn't find anyone on 20m but 40m had some activity. Operated from an LD-5 QRP rig from the tiki bar on my back porch.

W2JEK - Was on late after club meeting. 40M was the band to be on. 10 QSO there and 4 on 80. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5W to end fed wire. SPEEDX key. 72 and 73 DON W2JEK

K5GQ - Recommended this event to two of my students CWA LEVEL 2 - I needed to be able to say I participated, so I could experience the band conditions.

AI6SL - Things started out great; did more than half of my QSOs in the first 15 minutes. Conditions went downhill from there fast.

W7TAO - FIRST TIME BACK IN A NAQCC SPRINT IN A LONG TIME. QUITE ENJOYABLE!

N4MJ - Slow night. Experienced one way propagation with several stations, one was K2YGM. Called and called but no response, he was 599. 7.040 - 7.045 gets crowded and lots of calls on top of each other. Little activity below 7.040. 20m was almost useless. Heard N0TA on 20 but he could not hear me. Did work him on 40m later. Tnx to all participants. 73 de n4mj

KC3RN - Lots of noise here tonight, but otherwise okay condx. 40m still the "money" band. Still trying to figure out the nuances of the IC-746, but overall happy with the rig (older rig, but new to me).

NX1K - 20m was a bust here and 40m was marginal for the first 45 minutes. Then things got hopping. Never know what to expect, that's what makes it fun.

W2BJN - Sferics from a t-storm ninety minutes before sprint start contributed to an "interesting" evening. Got a late start, but enjoyed the event. Look forward to working more stations next month! 72, Joel

KE5YUM - My 91st sprint. 20 meters was weak but I was able to snag two in my time available. I heard N0TA but could not make contact. I was running 5 Watts with my ICOM 718. Terry

WB8ENE - I forgot about the sprint until it was time for bed, so I only spent about 5 minutes in it, making 2 contacts. Hope to remember a little earlier next time. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art

N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200' dipole @ 35' around roof parapet of condo complex, Western Union 2A Legless Hand Key. Greetings, thanks for the contacts and apologies to all I was unable to copy; here is hoping we can make it next time. Conditions pretty much fit my mood -- kinda lousy. XYL can confirm my mood. Glad she puts up with me and doesn't even consider attempting to become XYF! Chiggers have invaded our garden plots and eat me up every time I go there even though I cover up and use bug spray. Anyway, QRN here was like Shakespeare's tale told by an idiot, full or sound and fury, signifying nothing. However, that statement does not quite fit the situation since five contacts were yielded, signifying my gratitude to each of those fine people. Hope we can work soon. Best 72s to all. Lou. N8LA

W4DUK - Was only able to be on the air for a few minutes, but did make three contacts to keep my Sprint participation streak alive, and actually picked up one new contact for my next Friendship Club endorsement. .

KD3CA - QRN & QSB pretty bad here with the storms about . Many thanks to those that called , Sri to those that I missed with the QRN . Best 73 to all Don .

WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters! August was a whirlwind of activity fer me. My son Jordon KC8QYU got married. Just got back from N.D. in time for the sprint. Ran the ftdx1200 last night into trap dipoles at 30 ft. Seemed like good condx on 20m right before sprint, but little activity heard there. Some weak ones right at the noise level. 40m had a slow start fer me too , but lots of stns heard there. I did get a few QSOs and a new mult wid non member (hope ur one soon) K7SS in Wash. before sleep crept up on me. I yanked the plug after an hr. I'll have a write up of my N.D DX adventures in a future newsletter. 73 to all , Gregg .

KA2KGP - Nice sprint, good turnout. 20m. was nil. 40 & 80 were good here in WNY. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all. .

VE3DQN - Very limited time and low antenna at this QTH. Glad to finally get a fellow Canadian in the log--VE9BEL Bernard. .

WB9HFK - 40M only. Lots of fun as always. Sorry to those I just couldn't pull out of the QRN and QSB. 72, Mark WB9HFK

K2YGM - Arrived home a bit late so couldn't start on time.. 20M was dead here so off to 40 I went. S&P for awhile looking for multipliers then called cq a few times.. Always fun and thanks to those that called. Also thanks to those that make these sprints possible with their hard work 72 de K2YGM

K8LBQ - Static crashes from thunderstorms interfered with reception on 80 and 40 meters.

VE3GNU - Slim pickings---compared to last month! So only spent an hour or so---listening mostly! K-2 and Begali paddle. Looking forward to 'better times' ahead. 73---Ernie .

KU4A - With nothing heard on 80 and 40 being long, it was a short night for me. .

KD0DK - Another fun sprint! See everybody next month. 72/73 KD0DK .

N8XMS - A family activity only allowed me a few minutes to operate near the end of the sprint. I heard a number of sprinters and it was fairly easy to get 5 of them in the log so I'm anticipating that there will be some pretty good scores reported by some of you.

AA4W - Heard nothing on 20. 40 was noisy. Thunder storms in the area had noise level pretty high. See you all next month!

K4BAI - TS590SG. Signals were generally strong on all three bands. Not much activity on 20 and 80. Why not start on 20, go to 40, and finish on 80? Heard no W6/W7 activity except WK6L, who didn't hear me calling him on 40M. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

VE9BEL - I WAS SITTING OUTSIDE ON MY DECK.LOTS OF BUGS AND VERY MUGGY. LOTS OF QRN AND QSB AT MY QTH, BUT IT WAS STILL A LOT OF FUN. HEARD MANY STNS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER. 73 BERNARD

KA0OBI - 80M was dead all night, I CQ'd each hour with no luck. 20M was almost as dead but my CQs did get one QSO. 40M was super packed with lots of signals from non-participants also. Had lots of fun testing my new key, a PB213.

KN2G - As the static crashed grew louder and louder during the first hour or so, I felt thunder shake the floor and clued into the fact that I should pull the plug since the storm had arrived at my location..... still fun!

N5GW - I missed last month's sprint due to T-storms. I was tired from working outside in the heat all day, but found 20M & 40M in good shape for my KX3 & rake tine key. Only one weak station heard on 80M. Hope to see many of you in the Skeeter Hunt this Sunday.

K5MBA - Significant QRN on 40 meters. I believe I have an AC noise issue in the neighborhood and need to track down the source. I made contact with K9OSC but after sending my info, QRM - radio silence so I did not log the QSO. Regardless I had a great time. Thank you very much!

W3TTT - Another fine sprint. Again, I was sidetracked with a QSO with a station W8KR not in the sprint. He sent 5w so I thought he might be participating.

WA2FBN - Tough conditions on 40m. Bad QRN with storms in area. 72 Ken

WB1GYZ - Take heart...the bands can't get much worse.

K3RLL - FT-817nd to G5RVjr: Lots of signals and many strong ones tonight made for a good time. Only tried 40m. Happy for ten good contacts in less than 30 minutes. Good mix of familiar fists and new calls. Thanks for the contacts. 72/73 ... Don .

N2JJF - Lots of stations on 40M but also lots of QRN. Had a lot of fun and look forward to next month. Could not enter challenge as I did not have any s or u in call signs I copied.!!!!! .

W2SH - Few 20m signals were heard at the beginning, all with hollow-sounding notes. That spelled trouble, but I was surprised when my first CQ brought a QRQ response from RA1M. I traded 579 RSTs with Stefan, also running 5W. It only took nine more minutes for the band to fold. 40m was very lively until the final half hour. 80m was the worst ever this summer. The usual strong signals easily overcoming the QRN just didn't happen this time. I've QSO'd W2JEK, 30 miles distant, many dozens of times on 80m during these sprints (Don 145 of these, me 135); this time his signal went from fully readable to nil in just seconds, and poof there went my home state multiplier.

W3TU - This event not good. Much QSB. Indoor ant not good. Just moved to new QTH. Hope to get an outside antenna up sometime in the near future. Still not sure what. Heard many stations but all very weak. The QSB and QRN were very bad, but glad to hear what sounded like a lot of stations on the air. Hope to be in another sprint when I nave a better antenna. Thanks to all who were there.

K2DEP - Great fun but didn't get all the way to the end. Ran out of steam from a weekend sprint in a portable mode. Enjoyed. See you next time. 72

WX4RM - Just glad to get the 5 contacts tonight, with conditions as bad as they were at my qth.

NF8M - Met my son for dinner on his birthday and made a couple QSOs from the car on the way over and on the way back. Lots of strong signals tonight. TNX fer the QSOs.

N8BB - S-9 plus all night. Got a few but very noisy on the bands. .

AA0W - Fair condition on 40 thunder storms in the area made copy tuff.

N7QR - IC706 and a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation to a ground mounted Butternut HF6V vertical without radials with a tuner. 20 unusually dead. Wasted time recalibrating power with new tuner, but did learn a little. Russ, Portland OR

KQ1P - Started on 20M, just one weak station heard. 40M started hot then deep QSB rolled in and the band went quiet. Always fun, thanks NAQCC!

AK3X - My XYL apparently did not get the memo about tonight's sprint (or perhaps she did!). At any rate, I only got on for about the last 30 minutes and even then was interrupted several times. Stayed on 40 meters the entire time, using my TenTec Argonaut V and also used my little MFJ 9200 running on 12.4 volts to keep it to 5 watts. In spite of a few quirks it is a fun rig with a hot receiver. 72 to all till next sprint. Peter

WA1GWH - Despite my temporary 5 ft high G5RV Jr on 40M I worked 5 members in less than 25 minutes with 4.5W. Guess 40M was in pretty good shape because I was calling CQ for the contacts. Had to shut down due to approaching thunderstorms. 72, Garry