May 2019 QRP/CW Sprint (#175)
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KF0U Comments - Finished at 91 logs. Guess Dayton strikes again. Thanks for all your help and look forward to working with everyone during the July Sprint.
N2CN Comments - Cross-checking is complete and the results are final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB1GYZ 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 Sloping vee 150 ft.
KN1H 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 400' End-fed wire
K1IEE 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 OCF 120FT long wire @ 30FT
W2SH 29 29 58 14 812 x2 1624 270'dpl@45'; inverted L,86'V,68'H
KA2KGP 25 24 49 15 735 x2 1470 G5RV up 25 ft.
WA2JSG 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Vertical
W2JEK 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 End fed wire 110 ft long, up 20 ft
K3JZD 48 45 93 25 2325 x2 4650 40m dipole @ 25ft
K3ESE 35 33 68 19 1292 x2 2584 20M EDZ @ 50' + 80M dipole @ 70'
KE3V 27 27 54 13 702 x2 1404 Inverted L @30'
NO3J 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 End fed at 25'
AK3X 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 40 meter EDZ at 27 ft
K3EMS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G7FEK @ 25 feet
KB4QQJ 29 28 57 18 1026 x2 2052 EndFed slopper
WT4U 26 26 52 16 832 x2 1664 132' end-fed Inv V @ 35'
N4OW 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 Butternut HP6v
WG8Y 15 14 29 11 319 x2 638 Maxcon 10-80ocf & 35ft.
WX4RM 15 14 29 10 290 x2 580 6BTV gnd mtd vert
K4JPN 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 80M CF Zepp
K4KBL 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 OCF dipole @ 45'
WB4OMM 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 G5RV at 35 feet
AF4OI 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 80m dipole @25ft
K8LBQ 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Inverted vee @ 30'
W4HH 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 135 ft end fed wire, 15 ft high
W4DUK 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 135' end-fed wire up 20'
N4FI 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 An attic 40m dipole
N4API 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 5BTV ground mounted vertical
KG5HCF 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Dipole @ 20'
$N2CN 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Vertical
WK6L 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Windom Inv. Vee.,20 and 40M
KC7DM 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 480' horizontal loop @ 60'
KF7WNS 5 4 9 5 45 x2 90 232' OCF Long Wire
WB8LZG 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 Dipoles @ 30'
NF8M 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40m hamstick on car
W4XX 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80m doublet 30ft
N8BB 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Fan dipole @40'
WB9HFK 53 53 106 26 2756 x2 5512 OCF Dipole at 25 Ft.
K9DRP 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 EFHW @ 40'
KB9BVN 16 15 31 10 310 x2 620 Attic Dipole 30 feet up
KD9EBS 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Wire Dipole at 25 feet, in the attic.
K9EYT 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dipole 25 ft
KA9FQG 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV @ 37 FT
N8LA 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 Dipole @ 35'
AA5LH 11 10 21 10 210 x2 420 25' Delta Loop
NN0SS 10 10 20 6 120 x2 240 80m inv vee @40 ft
KD0DK 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 130 ft long wire
K2HT 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Gnd Mted 14AVQ
VA3NU 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Grd mtd vert
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Attic flat top inv vee
N3LPJ 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 170' inverted L at 85'
K3RLL 10 10 20 8 160 x1.5 240 9:1 Unun to 53' wire up & over garage
NF5U 26 25 51 15 765 x1.5 1148 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
WA6YPE 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 EFHW @ 18'
N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
K8NGW 9 9 18 6 108 x1.5 162 43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials
AA9L 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet
N9SE 8 8 16 7 112 x1.5 168 Inverted Vee @50 feet
KD0V 28 26 54 16 864 x1.5 1296 Cf Zepp @ 30 feet
VE3IDS 13 13 26 9 234 x1.5 351 Doublet @ 35' HW-101@ 5 watts
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KB1M 22 22 44 15 660 660 20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30'
N2ESE 7 7 14 7 98 98 80m-ocf@25ft
KB9ILT 61 61 122 27 3294 3294 Dipole at 40 ft & End fed at 60 ft
K7EK 35 35 70 18 1260 1260 135' OCFD @ 22'. 90' T2FD @ 22'.
N4MJ 24 24 48 16 768 768 Windom @ 50 feet
W4OEP 27 27 54 13 702 702 Inv Ell @ 33 ft
KU4A 15 15 30 9 270 270 40m slp dip @ 40'
K4VIG 10 10 20 7 140 140 ZS6@45'
AA2VG 3 3 6 2 12 12 300 ohm TV twin lead fed inverted Vee
NA5N 12 12 24 8 192 192 Gnd mtd 4BTV Vertical & KX2
WD5RS 9 9 18 9 162 162 132' EFHW
K5MBA 10 10 20 6 120 120 40M EFHW inverted vee abt 25 feet
WI5H 9 9 18 6 108 108 95' wire loop
KY5M 3 3 6 3 18 18 Ocfd @ 15'
KE5YUM 4 4 8 2 16 16 Random wire at 25 feet
W6JIM 3 3 6 2 12 12 Dipole @ 30'
KF7Z 21 21 42 15 630 630 Dpl@ 25'
W8EWH 20 20 40 13 520 520 OCF Dipole at 40FT
WA8SAN 16 16 32 8 256 256 End Fed wire @ 25 Ft.
K3CTN 10 10 20 8 160 160 Inverted L @ 30'
N8VAR 5 5 10 4 40 40 40m Dipole @ 20ft
N8XMS 5 5 10 3 30 30 R7 Vertical
WB8ENE 4 4 8 2 16 16 40M dipole @ 15'
AB8SV 2 2 4 2 8 8 Indoor attic dipole
K9CW 42 42 84 23 1932 1932 40m/80m inverted V at 60'
AB9BZ 5 4 9 4 36 36 End Fed Half Wave
AA0W 18 18 36 15 540 540 Dipole at 30 feet
K8UDH 10 10 20 8 160 160 Center Fed Zepp @ 35'
WD0K 3 3 6 3 18 18 Zepp@25 ft.
VE3GNU 4 4 8 3 24 24 End-fed @ 35'-20'
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI 48 48 96 19 1824 1824 TH6DXX 55' 40M dip 35' 88' zepp 50' 80v
KJ4R 0 0 0 0 0 0 10/15/20 Tribander
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
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Logs submitted: 91
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 134
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1191
States represented: 38 + ON
WB9HFK - Stayed on 40M for entire Sprint. Thanks for all the Q's! Sorry to those I just could not pull out of the noise. See everyone next month! 72, Mark WB9HFK .
AF4OI - Got a late start but had great time any way. Used my Kenwood 590SG at 5 watts to 80m doublet, straight key and AC2C NAQCC SprintLogger. Till next time, 72, Bob, AF4OI,KY, 8923. .
N4OW - Spent the first hour on 20. Many loud 599 and 589 sigs from the north. Enjoying the pile ups :) At 0100 all stations seemed to go to 40 and 80. Heavy QRN on LF I called it a night. Super fun. 72 de AL, N4ow 7700 .
WB8LZG - Hello Fellow sprinters ! I fired up the FT-1200 on battery power tonight. Interesting condx tonight. 20m was open fer abt an hour and I snagged 4 QSOs there,including old pal W2SH, but NO WEST COAST stns ?? 40 was up and down QSB but lots of stns to work. Thought I heard NF8M calling but he faded fast. Went to 80 and found old friend Louis N8LA. Finished out the evening on 80 which was quieter than 40. I worked 2 new members wid numbers over 9000. AL7RS 9612, and W9DRP 9548, WELCOME to the NAQCC gents. Wonder when we will top 10,000 members?? See u all next sprint. 73 Gregg WB8LZG .
AB9BZ - Tnx for the QSO's, 72 de AB9BZ .
WT4U - 40m was rather noisy, but I was shocked at how dead 80m was until I started shutting down after the Sprint and noticed that my desktop S2 noise generator (laptop power supply) had been plugged in the whole time! Apologies to everyone I couldn't hear for my own QRN. A non-member joker sent his SKCC # backwards as a NAQCC #. If he'd have just sent his pwr I could have used that multiplier!
K4VIG - First try at Sprint. Had fun even if only able to operate around an hour. .
WA2JSG - Conditions tonight were excellent here, but I'm afraid I could only spend 50 minutes or so in the sprint, as I have to get to bed early so I can leave here for Dayton in the wee hours. Used my IC-7000 tuned down to 5 watts because my regular QRP radio (IC-703) is packed away in car. Hope to be at FDIM Thursday evening, wearing a red NAQCC hat. Might try come QRP after Dayton from Shelby County, Tennessee to end of month See y'all next month! .
KU4A - Easily the best conditions on 40m in a long time. Music to my ears. .
WD5RS - QSB was terrible for the first half hour and then things improved a little. Spent the night riding the AF gain trying to eliminate enough of the noise to make a contact. All in all, a fun time. .
KF7WNS - I didn't have much time to spend and just starting to hear some stations on 40m when I had to leave. Fun challenge as usual. .
K7EK - Once again 40m seemed to be 'the' band. I made a few good contacts on 80m but it was rough going with lots of noise. Good turnout this sprint. I had a blast, as usual. I look forward to the next one. Best regards, Gary, K7EK / KY .
KN1H - Got a late start. Found 40 in pretty good shape but 80 was just a lot of noise. Great to work all who could hear me! IC-7300 and Nye Viking Master Key. .
K3ESE - I wasn't able to get in on the fun until 0120, but the action was pretty much steady. Nothing heard on 20, 40 was in good shape, and 80 yielded some late results. .
WB1GYZ - 20 showed signs of life early in the Sprint. Let's see what next month brings. .
KB9BVN - 20M was dead to me...moved down to 40m and found a few. Great time, on vacation this week but missing out on FDIM and the Hamvention. Thanks to everyone hearing my K2 at 5W to my attic dipole...apparently aimed directly at Georgia tonight. 72 es OO de KB9BVN .
K4BAI - 20, 40 and 80 in pretty good shape. Skip not too long on 20 with QSOs as close as OH. Rate was slow and I called a lot of stations who didn't answer me and didn't reply to my CQs. Stayed on 20 too long. 40 was great and skip was short. Easy to work other GA stations. Best distance was to NM. 80M was a bit noisy, but signals were good and worked as far as TX on that band. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI. Look for me May 21-28 as VP5/K4BAI and with three others as VP5M in CQ WPX CW contest. .
VE3GNU - Challenging conditions here---mostly weather-related, but generally noisy bands. Started with 20, ended on 40. Thanks to all, along with hope for continued improvement 'down the road'. Jupiter at 5 w. and Begali paddle. .
WA6YPE - A real challenge from my canyon QTH, but I love challenges. My first sprint but not my last. .
W4HH - 40 was wide open!!! Welcome change from last few months of dead bands. .
N4MJ - Fun evening. Thanks to all participants. Stayed on 40m except for one contact and that was on 20m. Heard one station on 80m calling CQ NA. Around 0200Z the band just about died, then suddenly came alive again. During that short time all I was hearing was K3JZD & K4BAI, both were 599 for short time. .
N8XMS - An injured hand from a DIY plumbing project earlier in the day made working the key difficult. So I used my paddle for 5 quick QSOs and called it quits. Conditions were not good for my few minutes and I hope that they improved for all of you as the evening progressed. .
KA2KGP - 20m. was open 1st 1/2 hr, 40 & 80 were in good shape but QRN on 80 from lightning crashes. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all
K5MBA - Good conditions this evening. S&P 10 contacts. Loudest signal @ S7 was K9CW. Had a great time. 73's Bob .
K3EMS - Lots of QRM tonight .
N7QR - IC706, 1958 Vibroplex Presentation, Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials with a tuner. Only on for the first hour. Heard a half dozen stations on in the mud but no takers. Russ Portland OR .
AA2VG - In for just a short time tonight from my vacation spot in South Carolina. 72 Peter AA2VG .
AA5LH - A first for 20 M Contacts. 40 M contacts were abundant & very copyable. Thanks to all who participated. See all next month. 73s
K9DRP - My first ever sprint using a cootie! (Got fumble fingered a few times.) I heard N0RZ a couple times - wish he was calling CQ. Noticed several stations that I usually hear CQing in S&P mode tonight. Nice to work a few stations on 20. .
K8NGW - Even with lots of QSB on 20M and lots of QRN on 40M, it was still a fun evening. .
VA3NU - Stayed on 40 tonite. Lost a few to QSB, QRM and called others but no response. All in all it was fun. 72 73 .
KY5M - 1st time attempting NAQCC contest. Only made 3 contacts, but it was fun. Look forward to improving my skills and score. :-) .
N4API - FIRST EVER NAQCC SPRINT .
W2SH - 20m was open but the skip distances, although 1,000 miles south to FL, were no more than 700 miles to the west. The band dropped out quickly after the first half hour. 40m was active with a skip zone that barely went out to 1,000 miles. In the final half hour 80m had excellent signals out to 800 miles, but almost no activity! A quick peek at 40m at the very end brought a rock solid QSO with KF7Z in WY, 1,800 miles distant. Contestant magnifico, K4BAI, graced my log with QSOs on each of the three bands.
K3RLL - 1946 Vibroplex Lightning, K3 to 9:1 Unun to 53'stealth wire up and over garage (HOA Restrictions). Seemed like really tough sledding here tonight with lots of noise and weak signals except K4BAI & KB4QQJ who were very strong into FL tonight. 72/73 ... Don .
WI5H - Got started a little late and was pleased to find I could still work a few on 20M. Worked 40M for a while then worked NF5U on 80M and went back to 40M to finish. 72 CU AGN .. .
WD0K - strange conditions tonite, strong stations calling over stations being worked, and some stations (seemed local) forgot we are a qrp group. Interesting though! 72 de wd0k .
AK3X - Only had about ten minutes to play in the sprint. 40 meters seemed to be in good shape. One of these days I will get more free time in the evening. 72 for now, Peter .
W2JEK - Got on a little late. Nothing on 20. Found most of the action on 40 and had 3 QSO'S on 80. Band conditions not great and noisy. Had fun anyway. 72 DON W2JEK .
K9EYT - Nothing on 20, 40 picked up on the last hour Rig KX3 dipole up abt 20 feet 72 Ray .
K4JPN - Tried 80M and 20M and no one heard, 40M was hopping. 72, Steve K4JPN .
N2CN - Operated portable at my father-in-law's QTH in Dallas, TX (he's K5QXY). QRO into a vertical in a postage stamp backyard. .
K3JZD - Seemed like a better than average participation this month. I'm rarely available on a Tuesday night. So I just show up on Wednesday night events. All of my contacts were on 40m, using a QCX-40 with 4 watts output to a 40m dipole. Great little radio. Jody - K3JZD
W8EWH - Band conditions not the greatest, but still managed to top by previous high score. Thanks to KF7Z for pulling me out of the noise for one last multiplier. MI to WY is not bad! .
K8UDH - The 40 meter band was very good at the start but had lots of static near the end. Thanks to everyone who dug my signal. 72 Bruce .
NA5N - Bands not bad for a change. Most of mine were good 559s instead of ESP. All S&P and only a couple that didn't hear me. A fun evening. .
KD0V - Good Sprint this month. .
NF8M - Despite poor conditions on 40 meters I was able to make a few QSOs from the parking lot of my hotel in Dayton. Rig is FT891 dialed down to 5 watts, antenna was a hamstick on the mobile mount and I used one side of the paddle as a straight key since I evidently left my portable key at home. .
WG8Y - Hi all, Started a little late & was surprised to hear 20m still open. Worked 5 Q's including Or,& Co.then my Brother, N8DPD texted with a radio issue.Off to SSB for 20 minutes with him. By then 20m was gone.Oh well. Wound up working 5 Q's on 40 which included 1 SKCC Q & 5 Q's on 80 then pulled the plug. Thanks to my last contact,WA8SAN, who lives in my old home state of OHIO for the repeats. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y .
KF7Z - Thanks for the Qs, band was very up and down tonight, strong and then gone, but one of my favorite sprints. 73 Danny .
K4KBL - Couldn't participate for the entire time this evening but had fun for sure ! .
KB1M - Best number of contacts in a long tine on 20 (5). 40 seemed good if not for the QRN. worked several stations who were below the noise floor which made for repeat request, thanks for your patience. My feelings were that they hearing me much better than I heard them. Thanks for QSO's, 72/73 Walt .
KG5HCF - YOUKITS EK 1C AT 2.5 WATTS AND DIPOLE UP 20 FT. GREAT TIME TNX TO ALL. .
KE3V - There was some static on 40m, but I still had a great time. -Kevin .
WB4OMM - Band Conditions a bit noisy here on the North East Florida Coast. Signals ran from 559 to 339. Could only work the contest for an hour, but as usual, enjoyed every bit of it! 72/73 to all, Steve WB4OMM .
KJ4R - My travel with work has really picked up in the last 2 months. I missed the sprint last month and would have missed it again this month if not for the kindness of Scott, NB0W, #7007. My travels this week brought me to Broken Bow, Nebraska and I found that Scott lived just around the corner from my hotel. I contacted him and he graciously allowed me to use his QRP rig to make as many contacts as I wanted. I did not want to impose on him so I made one QSO on 20M. I had a nice visit with Scott and his family. By far the greatest blessing of ham radio is the friends you make along the way. Hope to be back home next month. Thanks to W4OEP for my one contact on hope you copied I was in NE and not SC. 73 to everyone. .
KB4QQJ - Late start and early out but still had fun. Was set up at the farm pond on a nice cool evening. Working portable with an MTR-4b and a Trail Friendly Endfed as a slopper with the top at 25 feet. Bands seemed great on 40. Very Crowded. Kept me busy and I only made one contact on 80 before I had to bail early. .
KB9ILT - Conditions on 20 and 40 were good here in NC. Tried 80 for a while, but not much activity heard.
K1IEE - Nice to have 20M open for the sprint. Had high QRN on 40M. Sprints are always fun. 73 Dick .
AA0W - Conditions were better on 40 meters. Signals were strong at times only to fade a few minutes later. KX2 internal battery.
KE5YUM - My 99th sprint. Thanks for those who worked me. Great signals to north Texas. Terry .
AB8SV - This was my first sprint! I heard pileups for a half dozen stations or so, but managed to log 2 stations. I'm very new to cw and this was a blast! .
WX4RM - Was glad to see 20 meters open tonight. I hope this trend continues!!
W6JIM - My 2nd contest ever! beat last month by 1 QSO! 3 total and one all the way in WY! .
WB8ENE - 40 meters was in unusually good condition this evening. It seemed more like 2014 than 2019. Fortunately, I remembered that there was a sprint going on before it was over. I only operated for about 20 minutes. Thanks for the contacts, and see you next time. 73, Art .
N8LA - KX-3, 200' dipole up 35', Western Union 2A Legless Hand Key. Sorry I was unable to participate in previous sprint; I had to attend a dinner from which no excuse would excuse me. This month XYL was visiting her mother, leaving me at home with my teenage girlfriend -- OK, so she is an eighteen year old cat! Many signals on 40, most of them weak. Apologies to those I could not pull out and thanks to all who worked me. Was able to make a few contacts on 80 as well. Happy to make contact with friend Gregg, WB8LZG, in my old home town. Best wishes to all. Lou N8LA .