June 2019 QRP/CW mW Sprint
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division KN1H 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 400' End-fed wire WB1GYZ 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 sloping vee about 150 feet W2 Division KA2KGP 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 G5RV up 25 ft. W2SH 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 270'cfdipl;invertedL,up86',out68' WA2FBN 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 EFHW sloper at 25 ft W2JEK 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 end fed wire 110 ft long up 20 ft W3 Division KD3CA 10 9 19 6 114 x2 228 132 ft windom @33 ft W4 Division K8LBQ 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 inverted vee @ 30' WG8Y 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 HB ocf10-80 @20ft. WB4OMM 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 G5RV at 35 feet W4DUK 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 135' End-fed wire @ 20' K4KRW 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Inverted V @ 65' K4JPN 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80M CF Zepp $N4OW 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Butternut HPV6 Elv 7' W5 Division N5GW 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 CFZ at 50' & 75' KA5TJS 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 80 mtr inverted vee @ 30ft W6 Division W7 Division KC7DM 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 480' horizontal loop @ 60' W8 Division N8XMS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 R7 Vertical NF8M 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 6BTV W4XX 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80m doublet 30ft W9 Division WB9HFK 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 OCF Dipole @ 25 Ft. KD9EBS 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Attic dipole at 25' W0 Division NN0SS 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 80 meter inv vee @40 feet Canada Division DX Division SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division W3 Division K3WWP 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 ~110' attic ef random wire W4 Division KJ4R 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 33' vertical W5 Division NF5U 11 11 22 8 176 x1.5 264 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division W9 Division K9DRP 10 10 20 9 180 x1.5 270 EFHW 80 @ 40 ft 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 9 9 18 8 144 144 20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30' N2CN 7 7 14 6 84 84 ZS6BKW at 60 feet W2 Division W3 Division K3RLL 11 11 22 8 176 176 G5RVjr @ 35' W4 Division KI4TN 10 10 20 9 180 180 G5RV @ 30' N4MJ 5 5 10 5 50 50 40M Windom @ 40 feet W5 Division W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division WB8LZG 10 10 20 9 180 180 dipoles @ 30' N8VAR 3 3 6 3 18 18 40m Dipole @ 20ft W9 Division K9CW 13 13 26 11 286 286 40m/80m inverted V at 60' AB9BZ 1 1 2 1 2 2 Long wire up 25' W0 Division K0EW 2 2 4 2 8 8 OCF Dipole @ 25' Canada Division DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key K4BAI 17 16 33 12 396 x2 792 TH6DXX at 55'; 40M dip at 35'; zepp 45' Bug Keyer/Keyboard Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
KN1H - Rough going, lost a couple QSOs to QSB. Thanks to Don, K3RLL for the do-over! Ran IC-7300, 900mw out with power turned all the way down. 73, John, KN1H
KB1M - Turned my power down to 500mw and committed myself not to change power, what a hoot! Not the best conditions but a very rewarding evening considering the miles per watt attained. 72, Walt
N2CN - Lots of QRN on 40 and 80. I called CQ for 15 minutes on 80 and netted a couple of QSOs on what was otherwise a dead band. Then to 40 which had a lot more activity.
WB1GYZ - K3RLL was the big sig at my QTH. WB9HFK is always a dependable contact for me. So, where was everybody else?
KA2KGP - A hard MW Sprint. 20m. had 1 QSO with K4BAI, 40m was OK but QRN. QSB on 80m. & high QRN with NO QSO's. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all
W2SH - This was the third straight day of rain showers and thunderstorms, with the same forecast for the next 36 hours. Although both antennas were continuously disconnected and grounded, not hearing any thunder I went QRV for this sprint. 20m stopped working for me after only two QSOs. QRN was fierce on 40m and my 650 milliWatts only raised eight more contacts. No signals were heard on 80m during two peeks there.
WA2FBN - Lots of QRN on 40m Tnx to all who pulled me through. 72 Ken
W2JEK - Used my OHR-500 at 900 MW to end fed wire. also wm-2 wattmeter and DD-1 digital display. 72 and 73 DON W2JEK
KD3CA - Conditions not very good with the storms about. Running the KX3 @ 950 mW, using the Cootie key . Many thanks to all for the calls, sorry to those that called & we just couldn't pull out of the QRN. Many TNX Andy N2CN for the 2 bands, . Best 73 to all , Don
K3RLL - FT-817 @ 0.5 watt setting to G5RVjr. So much fun tonight! Hard to believe these were mW signals. Band was good. Contacts were great. Many signals were surprisingly strong. Could it possibly have anything to do with being back here in PA with an actual, real, outside wire antenna up in the air? (HOA Restrictions when in FL). Thanks for the good ears. 72/73 ... Don
N4OW - Apologies to any weak stations on missed in my high band noise. 73 de AL, N4ow 7700
WG8Y - Hi all, Ran my 817D at 900mw into a HB10-80 OCF at 20ft that I just put together for Field Day. Using a small HB dual core balun. Thought I'd give it a test before FD. Seemed to work ok. I only worked a few & missed a couple in the QRN.Had to stop early. I'll put it back up Sat. at app. 30ft & give 1B-B a go from the back patio. Have to stay close to the house as my wife is ill. Hope to work some of the NQACC gang this weekend. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KI4TN - New member and first sprint. It was fun. Looking forward to the next one.
WB4OMM - Elecraft KX-3 at .9W to a G5RV at 35 feet. Glad to be home, much more comfort in the shack than a rental car - hi hi hi. Nothing heard on 20M, 40M pretty slim pickins, and nothing on 80M. Lotsa noise - S5 on 40M, S7 on 80M. Tried the magnetic receive loop, no help. Was able to make a few Qs on 40M, as usual K4BAI was the best signal on the band for me (he usually is - thanks John!). Most were 339 to 559. Could hear a few others, but just not able to pull them out of the noise. Maybe next time! 72/73, Steve WB4OMM.
N4MJ - Noisy band(s). Gave it up early. Heard many but many didn't hear me. hi hi Thanks to all participants. 73 de n4mj//glenn
W4DUK - Ten-Tec Corsair II at 900 mW. Had to quit after the first hour, but had fun while I was on.
KJ4R - KX3 at 900mw. Only had about 30 minutes to operate. Tough going with lots of QRN and static crashes on 40M. Tried to call CQ but it is hard to hold a frequency with less than a watt. Kept getting chased off. Tuned around and called several stations that did not hear me. Thanks to the 3 stations I worked and 73 to everyone.
K4KRW - Late start for me. Thanks everyone
K4JPN - Heavy QRN, thanks to W$DUK I was able to make one QSO. I heard a VA3 calling me, but just could not pull him out. 72 Steve K4JJP
N5GW - KX3 at 900 mW; rake tine straight key to a pair of doublets. Conditions were not good, especially for QRPp, a combination of poor propagation plus heavy QRN from local storms. Only three Q's on 20; the rest on 40. 80M was filled with static crashes so loud I thought they might damage the KX3 front end! However as usual it was a fun challenge since we QRPer's are accustomed to struggling.
KA5TJS - Tried 20 and 40 with no luck. Heard NF5U 579 but he could not copy me. Only station I could pull out of the noise on 40 meters. OH WELL!
KC7DM - Peaked early with a 20m contact with K9DRP. From there, it was a steady decent into the noise.
WB8LZG - Hello fellow milliwattmen ! I dug out the K2 last nite es fired up at a thundering 900mw. Started on 20m where I heard just a few peeps down in the noise. After 10 mins of fruitless calling I went to 40m. 40 was the place to be. Lots of activity there. I was surprised at the strength of some sigs. There were others that I heard calling and couldn't quite get the calls though the mud. SRI fellas. Checked 80 a couple times but it was noisy es void of activity. 40 started out rough,but seemed to get better as darkness fell. Most of my QSOs were on eastern US , no one west of Mo heard. No one from TX or deep southland either. Worked 3 new members. W2NWU , KI4TN, es K9DRP. Welcome aboard gentlemen. Had a gud time making pip squeak QSOs. Hope to see many of you at Field Day. 73 Gregg WB8LZG
N8XMS - Well, once again available time, personal energy, and solar flux we're in short supply. But the static crashes were abundant! I managed seven 40-meter QSOs at 900 mW before my ears couldn't take it anymore.
NF8M - Was on for about 45 min. Started out using the "souped up" (800 mW) RockMite which worked fairly well until a PSK31 QSO fired up on 7040. Still made 3 QSOs using it. Switched over to the KX1 on internal battery (also 800 mW) for the other two. Noisy conditions but readable sigs with some QSB. Fun to play around at sub-watt levels.
W4XX - SRI. Terrible QRN here. Had to quit. TNX Andy N2CN for my 1 contact.
WB9HFK - 40M only. ICOM 7300 @ 950 mW to a OCF Dipole at 25 Ft. and J-38. There were Thunderstorms in the area and QRN levels were pretty high. I shut down for a while. Thanks for all the Q's, and sorry to those I just could not pull out of the noise. 72, Mark WB9HFK
K9DRP - Wow! Can't believe all the mw stations I worked and heard tonight thru the QRN. TNX to KC7DM for hanging in there! KA2KGP was the strongest signal with K3ESE about as loud. Couldn't get the Argonaut V down to 1 watt so I put the Argosy II in line. C U all FD.
AB9BZ - Tried my RM on 20M - nothing heard, put my SW-40+, set to under 1W on 40 meters, and heard lots of stns in the QRM, but only one heard me. Tnx for contact and mW sprint.
NN0SS - Terrible QRN missed stations due to noise level
K4BAI - Regular #1 rig is a TS590SG and it appears it won't operate without a transmit attenuator at less than 5W. So got out one of my FT1000MPs and ran it at 990 mW. Heard a few I couldn't work (WG8Y on 20 and 40), K8LBQ (40), K4KRW (40), KB1M (40), KD3CA (40). Tried 80M around 3561.5 kHz several times during the last hour. Seemed QSOs should have been possible out for several hundred miles, but there was no 80M activity. Just because it is summer and there is QRN doesn't mean that 80 is unusable. 20M was also underutilized. That band was short with strong signals, but not much activity. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
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Date and time:
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 0030-0230Z
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VA3PEN Comments - Results produced on 2019/06/23 20:12 EST.