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July 2019 QRP/CW Sprint (#177)


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


KF0U Comments - Conditions had an impact considering the low number of reported logs. Next time. Thanks for all the help with the errors. All mine this time around:) See you in September! 73 de KF0U.

N2CN Comments - Results are now final.


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

W1 Division
KN1H     16   16  32   12  384  x2   768  400' END FED WIRE
WB1GYZ    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Sloping Vee
K1IEE     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  OCF 120FT long wire @ 30FT

W2 Division
KA2KGP   19   19  38   14  532  x2  1064  G5RV up 25 ft.
WA2FBN    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  EFHW at 25 ft
W2SH      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Inverted L;86'V,68'H
WA2JSG    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Vertical
W2JEK     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  110 ft end fed wire at 20 ft

W3 Division
AK3X      8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  40 meter EDZ at 27!
W3TTT     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Inverted Vee at 50 feet

W4 Division
K8LBQ    23   23  46   14  644  x2  1288  Inverted vee @ 30'
WG8Y     20   20  40   13  520  x2  1040  Maxcon 10-80ocf & 35ft.
WD4OHD   12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  40m Dipole
N4ARY    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  Dipole @ 50'
K9IA      9    9  18    9  162  x2   324  Gnd mtd vert
K4KBL    10    9  19    8  152  x2   304  OCF dipole @ 45'
WT4U      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  132' end-fed inverted V @ 35'
W4DUK     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  End-fed wire @ 20'
K4JPN     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  80M CF Zepp
N4FI      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Attic 40m dipole

W5 Division
N5GW     26   25  51   20 1020  x2  2040  CFZ at 50' & 75'
KA5TJS    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  80 mtr inverted vee @ 30ft
KG5HCF    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dipole @ 20ft
KE5YUM    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  EFHW @ 24 feet

W6 Division

W7 Division
KF7WNS    7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  232' OCF Long Wire
KC7DM     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  480' horizontal loop @ 60'

W8 Division
AB8RL    36   36  72   19 1368  x2  2736  40m Vertical / 80m Dipole
NX8Y     20   20  40   16  640  x2  1280  Grnd Mtd Vertical
WB8LZG   16   16  32   10  320  x2   640  Dipoles @ 30'
N8XMS     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  R7 Vertical
W8SH      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  40m/80m trap dipole on roof
W8ES      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  80m doublet 30ft

W9 Division
WB9HFK   32   32  64   19 1216  x2  2432  OCF Dipole at 25 Ft.
W9CC     15   13  28   10  280  x2   560  Gnd mtd vert
K9QEW    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  GP Vertical  4btv
KA9DVX    7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  G5rv jr at 25 feet
N8HWV     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  EFHW AT 15 FT
KA9FQG    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  G5RV @ 37 FT

W0 Division
AA0W     15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  Dipole @ 30 feet
NN0SS     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
N0TA      9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  1/4 wave Gnd Mnt Vertical
AA5LH     6    5  11    6   66  x2   132  Sloping Delta Loop @ 25'
KD0DK     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  130 ft. end fed long wire
K2HT      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  ZS6BKW @ 40' center 20' ends
@AD0BI    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  G5RV @ 30'

Canada Division
VE9BEL    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  End-fed dipole @25'

DX Division

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

W1 Division
KA1ULN    1    0   1    1    1 x1.5    2  Dipole @90'

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3RLL    12   12  24   11  264 x1.5  396  G5RVjr @ 35'
K3WWP     0    0   0    0    0 x1.5    0  ~110' attic random wire

W4 Division
KJ4R     15   15  30   11  330 x1.5  495  33'  vertical 
W4EDN     5    4   9    4   36 x1.5   54  Inv v up 60 ft

W5 Division
NF5U     25   25  50   18  900 x1.5 1350  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
WB4BIN    1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  Attic random wire @15'

W6 Division
N6HDV     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  DIPOLE @ 20 FEET

W7 Division
N7NAV     3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  Dipole @ 20'

W8 Division
K8NGW     6    6  12    6   72 x1.5  108  43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials

W9 Division
AA9L      3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet

W0 Division
KD0V     18   16  34   12  408 x1.5  612  Cf Zepp @ 30 feet
W0KFG     6    6  12    4   48 x1.5   72  Wire loop in garage attic @ 16'

Canada Division
VE3IDS    9    9  18    7  126 x1.5  189  Doublet @ 35' FT-101ZD @ 5 watts

DX Division

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

W1 Division
KB1M     14   14  28   11  308       308  20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30'

W2 Division
WA1GWH    8    8  16    8  128       128  40M dipole at 16 ft
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  80mtr dipole@35ft.
N2JJF     4    4   8    4   32        32  G5rv at 20 feet

W3 Division
NR3Z     32   32  64   15  960       960  OCF Diploe up 35 ft
WA3FIR    6    6  12    3   36        36  Dipole @ 8'

W4 Division
WX4RM     8    8  16    7  112       112  6BTV gnd mtd vert
KU4A      8    8  16    6   96        96  40m slp dip @ 40'
KI4TN     5    5  10    5   50        50  G5RV at 30 ft.
WB4OMM    5    5  10    5   50        50  40M Hamstick - Vehicle Roof Mag Mount

W5 Division
WI5H      4    3   7    4   28        28  95ft wire loop
KG5RXG    0    0   0    0    0         0  Vertical wire on Spiderbeam @ 35'

W6 Division
KG6UBG    2    2   4    2    8         8  Long wire loop @ 30'
W6JIM     1    1   2    1    2         2  35' endfed, slopper, fed low to 31' 

W7 Division
KF7Z     12   11  23    9  207       207  Dpl@ 25'
KL0NP     1    1   2    1    2         2  End fed 65'

W8 Division
K3CTN    11   11  22    8  176       176  30 ft vertical
W8EWH     9    9  18    7  126       126  OCF Dipole @ 35ft
WA8SAN    7    7  14    6   84        84  End Fed wire @ 15 ft
KE8DI     3    3   6    3   18        18  Doublet @ 40 Feet
WB8ENE    3    3   6    3   18        18  135' doublet @ 15'

W9 Division
NN9K     20   19  39   14  546       546  Hustler mast & resonators
K9CW     12   12  24   10  240       240  40m/80m inverted V at 60'
KF9VV     8    8  16    7  112       112  110' long inverted V at 35 feet
AB9BZ     5    4   9    4   36        36  Fan Dipole at 15'

W0 Division
K0NIA     2    2   4    2    8         8  Jr G5RV @ 35'
K0EW      1    1   2    1    2         2  OCF Dipole @ 25'

Canada Division
VE3DQN   12   12  24    9  216       216  40m dipole @40ft

DX Division

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

Straight Key

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard
K4BAI    35   33  68   20 1360      1360  Th6DXX  @ 55; 40M dip; zepp; 80M inv vee

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
W1KN1HWB1GYZ-
W2KA2KGPWA2FBNW2SH
W3AK3XW3TTT-
W4K8LBQWG8YWD4OHD
W5N5GWKA5TJSKG5HCF
W6---
W7KF7WNSKC7DM-
W8AB8RLNX8YWB8LZG
W9WB9HFKW9CCK9QEW
W0AA0WNN0SSN0TA
CanadaVE9BEL--
DX---
SWA BUG CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KA1ULN--
W2---
W3K3RLL--
W4KJ4RW4EDN-
W5NF5UWB4BIN-
W6N6HDV--
W7N7NAV--
W8K8NGW--
W9AA9L--
W0KD0VW0KFG-
CanadaVE3IDS--
DX---
SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KB1M--
W2WA1GWHN2ESEN2JJF
W3NR3ZWA3FIR-
W4WX4RMKU4AKI4TN
W5WI5H--
W6KG6UBGW6JIM-
W7KF7ZKL0NP-
W8K3CTNW8EWHWA8SAN
W9NN9KK9CWKF9VV
W0K0NIAK0EW-
CanadaVE3DQN--
DX---
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SKKF6C--
BUG---
K/KK4BAI--
FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE
Key Type1st2nd3rd
SKN4ARY--
BUGN7NAVN6HDVKA1ULN
K/KKF9VVKI4TNKL0NP
PRIZE DRAWING WINNER
PrizesNF8M

STATS:
Logs submitted: 89
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 119
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 785
States represented: 35 + AB BC NB ON DX

SOAPBOX:

WB4BIN - Just one QSO. No one could hear me.

W0KFG - Bands not the best, 20m gone here by sprint time so made the best of 40 where antenna is way too physically short. Received repaired PX3 back from Elecraft just in time to help this OM look for weak sigs in the noise. .

KE8DI - I've been absent from sprints for a while. I had a few minutes tonight and made 3 QSOs in rough conditions. Hope to be back regularly. Dave KE8DI

K3RLL - Have company this evening so just asked for "10 minutes" to go play radio. That stretched a bit. Funny how that works. (SMILE) Great conditions here in PA tonight. This was FUN with the bug I've had since 1955. 72/73 ... Don

NX8Y - First NAQCC Sprint participation in a while. 40M was noisy with local storms but able to get through at times. My apology go to several stations I was unable to copy. My Inv Vee is down now so I used a Grnd Mtd Vertical...The Vee would have been better for the Sprint. Hope to cuagn next month. 72, Ron NX8Y

WI5H - Nothing heard on 20M so went to 40M. Not much activity there just after 0030 UTC, but things picked up later. I made 3 contacts then answered a QRS CQ and had a nice rag chew with a non-member in CO. A nice evening on the air. Never made it to 80M. CU next time, 72 DIT DIT

NN9K - NN9K--Before this evening I've only operated the NAQCC Sprint from my home. This time I decided to operate from a portable location, a rest area at an I80 Welcome Center. The antenna system was my tried and true county hunting mobile array-a Hustler 54 inch mast topped with 20 and 40-meter resonators. Rig--KX3 @ 5 watts with battery power. Everything worked as designed except for the propagation. Really deep QSB on 40-meters and 20-meters seemed to die a bit early. Of course. the line of thunderstorm that passed through northwestern Illinois didn't help signals between me and the east coast. But all-in-all it was fun even with the high temperatures. humidity and low QSO count.

KA1ULN - ONLY 5 W AND CONDITIONS WERE NOT THE BEST

W3TTT - Thanks to the club for sponsoring the sprint. Each sprint improves my skills a little bit. It's fun too. Next sprint I want to operate portable, perhaps from a park. See you then.

KL0NP - los of static, my first Sprint .

AB9BZ - Noisy 40M, nothing heard on 20M. I was surprised to make any contacts with the band conditions. Heard lots of activity, but they weren't hearing my QCX. Tnx for contacts. 73

K3CTN - Low signal levels and QSB: Could it be that a recent storm converted my inverted L antenna into a vertical?

N5GW - KX3 & rake tine straight key. Nothing heard on 20M; 80M too noisy; 40M pretty good. Tnx to all who braved subopt. condx.

AA5LH - 40M got better as the evening went on, despite the static crashes. Zero heard on 20/80M's. Thanks to everyone who made the effort. 73s .

N4ARY - Thanks for a great event! This was my first attempt at a sprint and I had a blast. Thanks again and 72!

WA2FBN - Noisy band condx on 40m. Tnx to all who worked me in the sprint 72 Ken

W2JEK - much thunder and lightning at start so did not get on till later when storm moved away. worked wb9hfk on 40. five minutes later power took a hit so qrt. later power went down for over an hour but came back just when I got the generator going. 73 DON W2JEK

KA9FQG - was only able to make it for the last 10 minutes this month but managed to complete a couple of contacts...

KF7WNS - QRN HEAVY ON 20M TONIGHT...SORRY IF I MISSED ANYONE. 40M WAS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE, BUT NOT REALLY OPEN YET. 72

K8NGW - Other than Walt (KB1M) in NH, I didn't find any activity on 20M. Lots of QRN and QSB on 40 and 80. When the fading was at maximum, no signals were heard. I had to make my QSO's while the fading was at a minimum.

K9QEW - 40 meters condx fair to good with some QSB & QRN. Good activity. Called NF5U several times no luck! TX= HB Funmitter (Rock Bound) RX= TS530 to 4BTV GP. STAY TUNED, 73s

VE9BEL - CONDX WERE AWFUL AT MY QTH TONIGHT ON 40M, BUT HAD FUN ANYWAY. TNX 73 BERNARD

WT4U - My poor ears couldn't handle 80m this time.

N2ESE - Thunder Storms had to QRT! .

K4JPN - Got a late start I tried 20m it seemed dead and heavy QRN on 80M, so worked a few on 40M. Always fun.

KD0V - The first hour was very slow on 40M. The second hour was like a normal sprint. The skip was short. The QRN was S7+ for the entire evening.

AK3X - Late start and several interruptions but still had a good time.. Signals seemed to improve as it got later. First contact was with WB9HFK who was 549 when we worked. Heard Mark at the very end of the Sprint booming at S9 plus. TenTec Argonaut V at 5 watts.. 40 meter extended double Zepp (inv vee) apex at 27 ft. I've got to get it higher. 72, Peter

KF7Z - condx bad tonight in Wy, east coast was almost non exsistant, thank you WD4OHD in TN for hanging in there, your signal would be just a blip then gone again. Its always a fun sprint and one I enjoy working. Elecraft K3s running 5 w to a dipole up 25' 73 Danny

WA1GWH - Rough going with heavy static, but every now and then it would quiet down. From Syracuse, NY using only 40M worked as close in as NJ and PA and out as far as WI and TN during the first half hour. After about 9 PM there were not many signals left it seemed. Thanks for all the repeats!

W2SH - Following several days of 90-degree temperatures, there arrived the remainder of tropical storm Barry. This unleashed thunder, lightning and huge amounts of rain timed for the beginning of the sprint. I took a chance, ungrounded my two antennas and reconnected them. 20m was open but with deafening QRN. I answered the strongest stations calling CQ. Four QSOs in 30 minutes. Switched to 40m and it took me 20 minutes to achieve just one QSO. My ears couldn't take it any longer. QRT!

N2JJF - due to thunderstorms I could only operate for 35 minutes.

AA9L - Sorry for the meager report. Forgot about the spring until the last minute. Shame, I will do better next month. de AA9L

KN1H - Got a late start, found conditions on 40 to be pretty good with both long and short contacts. A special treat tonight: worked KB1M in my own state for the first time ever! Hope for many more, Walt! 73, John KN1H

AB8RL - 80 was not good only managed a few contacts - most were on 40 which was in fairly good shape. Enjoyed the Sprint after a few month absence - glad to put West Virginia in the Sprint.

WD4OHD - Nothing heard on 80m tonight. Nothing heard at first on 40m, but gradually activity picked up. A lot of weak but readable signals. Some good hops from Tennessee to Colorado and Wyoming. Thanks to all who participated.

WB1GYZ - Noise, noise, and more noise...yet none the less a fun Sprint. .

KA5TJS - Good fun! Only had about 40 min. but got 4 in rough conditions. 1 on 80 and 3 on 40. Nothing on 20 meters this month. Used the Icom 7410 at 5 watts.

N8HWV - Knew it would be tuff goin tonight. Grateful six of you could hear me.

WB8ENE - I remembered about the sprint at 10:15, so I only had 15 minutes to participate. I guess I need an extra reminder. Thanks for the contacts, and see you next time. 73, Art .

WA2JSG - A big T-Banger came thru just before sprint time so I was over an hour late but managed to squeak out 5 contacts. All 40 meters, and noisy, too.

N7NAV - For my first NAQCC sprint 3 contacts in an hour is about what I was hoping for. Thanks to all who slowed down for my call and to everyone else that I eavesdropped on to practice reading code at higher speed.

WA3FIR - Thunderstorms kept me off until last half hour. 40 was good, nothing on 80 except static crashes

VE3DQN - (Soapbox submitted earlier)

NN0SS - Horrible QRN-missed completing a few QSO's

K9IA - Using a KX2 and a FlagPole. Rough band conditions. Storm passed through just before the Sprint.

WB4OMM - Greetings from Tuscaloosa, Alabama! Working here for a week, so operated portable from the car again. KX3 running 5W to a 40M Hamstick on a mag mount (roof of my Rogue). Noisy conditions, and got on late, but managed 5 nice QSOs before I quit. Heard a few more, but noise and QSB here made it difficult. Portable next month too. 72 to all! See you next month! Steve WB4OMM

WB8LZG - Hello agn sprinters. 20 was bust at the start. 40 was very noisy but many stns to work. Had a BEELINE to the south. 3 GA, 3 NC,2 TN, SC, FL. No new England states heard????? only NEB, es AR from out west. Some sigs were true 599. Some were just above the mud. SRI to a few who called es I coulnt pick out call. Checed 80 very noisy es not much actvy. I pulled plug early, but seemed like 40 was getting better to the end of the night. 73 , Gregg #1444

KF9VV - First time in a NAQCC sprint. Ran a QCX on 40M only.

W8SH - I was in East Lansing for a meeting so I stopped by the Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club station W8SH for the sprint this month. Used my FT817 on battery power to the station's 40/80m trap dipole on the roof of the Engineering Building on campus and used my KK1B key. Gregg WB8LZG registered W8SH as a member when he was trustee and since our number 7460 doesn't get used much I wanted to take the opportunity to activate it. Thanks for the QSOs! - Frank NF8M

KA2KGP - Nice sprint despite noisy bands. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all.

WG8Y - Hi all, Did more than I thought I would tonite. Worked 1 Q on 20m. KB1M,Walt in NH then 20m was gone. Did catch KB1M on 40m. Thanks Walt.Signals were up & down tonite but that's the way they've been for awhile. Still surprises me how many gud QRP signals I hear during the Sprints. Had fun. C Ya in the next one. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

W8ES - Had to leave early, but fun all the same. KX3 @ 5W + Kent KT-1. 72 from the WV Appalachians. .

WB9HFK - 40M only. QRN levels a bit higher than I would prefer. Thanks for all the QSO'es and sorry to those I just could not pull out of the noise. Till next month - 72, Mark WB9HFK

AA0W - 1 QSO on 20m 40m was busy KX2 internal battery

KB1M - Was very happy to work KN1H another NH station in a sprint, first NH station in almost 4 yrs of sprints. QRN was heavy so shut down at 0150 as I felt that I was asking for to many repeat request, many thank for patience with my hearing. 72/73, Walt

K0EW - Only got about 30 minutes in before I pulled the plug due to some lightning in the area. .

N6HDV - This is my first sprint. Enjoyed it even though I only got one contact. .

KG6UBG - great to be back. gud to contact old buddy WF7WNS. Mike from 6 land. .

W8EWH - LOTS of QRN tonight. Very rough going for me. Was having trouble being heard. Spent entire time on 40m. Checked 20m a couple times and heard nothing. Hoping for better conditions next month.

NR3Z - Condx were rough. Not many strong signals but had a great time.

K4KBL - First time using the MTR3B !!! what a blast using about 4 watts on battery power. Only operated for about 1 hour due to other commitments. Hope all had fun Best 72'

N8XMS - TOO BUSY!!! I only had about 20 minutes to play. As a matter of fact, these were the first 6 QSOs that I've had so far this month! Somethings gotta give!

W4EDN - 40 only, real noisy, only worked 1 hour, never heard anyone on 80. a fun night.