September 2019 QRP/CW Sprint (#179)
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N2CN Comments -
Scores for this sprint are now final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB1GYZ 13 12 25 8 200 x2 400 Sloping vee
K1IEE 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 OCF 120FT long wire @ 30FT
WA2NYY 26 25 51 15 765 x2 1530 80mOCF Dipole @30'
KA2KGP 20 20 40 16 640 x2 1280 G5RV up 25 ft.
W2SH 20 19 39 12 468 x2 936 Inverted L 86'V; 68'H;270' cf dpl@45'
W2JEK 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 110 ft end fed wire up 20 ft
KD3CA 27 26 53 16 848 x2 1696 OCF Windom @33 ft
KE3V 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Inverted L @30'
AK3X 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 40 M EDZ inv vee at 27ft
K3EMS 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Nested Marconi 25ft (G7FEK)
WG8Y 34 34 68 20 1360 x2 2720 Hf2v vert & maxcon OCF
K4KRW 25 23 48 17 816 x2 1632 Inverted V @ 65'
K4JPN 17 15 32 12 384 x2 768 80 CF Zepp
WT4U 17 17 34 10 340 x2 680 132' end-fed Inv V @ 35'
N3CKI 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 Dipole @ 20'
K8LBQ 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Inverted vee @ 30'
K4KBL 13 13 26 6 156 x2 312 OCF dipole @ 45'
N4OW 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Butternut HF6V Elevated 7'
N4FI 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 115 random wire @ 25 ft
WX4RM 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 6BTV gnd mtd vert
KJ4R 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 34' Wire tossed into a tree @ 15'
W4DUK 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 135 ft End-fed Wire at 20 ft
N5GW 28 27 55 16 880 x2 1760 CFZ at 50' & 75'
K5MBA 19 18 37 14 518 x2 1036 Homebrew 40M Bravo-7KR using wire
WI5H 13 12 25 10 250 x2 500 95ft Loop
W8WEU 13 12 25 9 225 x2 450 Dipole@16'
W5UAA 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Inv V @ 30'
KG5ZID 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mtd vert
KG5HCF 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dipole @ 20ft
KC7DM 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 480' horizontal loop @ 60'
KF7WNS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 232 foot OCF Long Wire
AB8RL 36 33 69 17 1173 x2 2346 80 meter dipole
NF8M 17 15 32 12 384 x2 768 6BTV (40) OCF dpl @35ft/bev (80)
WB8LZG 12 10 22 8 176 x2 352 Dipoles @ 30'
N8NK 10 9 19 7 133 x2 266 Inv v for 40 and EFHW at 40 feet for 80
WB9HFK 35 33 68 24 1632 x2 3264 OCF Dipole at 25 Ft, 150 Ft. Random Wire
K9QEW 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 4BTV vertical (GP)
KD9EBS 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 Attic Dipole at 25 feet
N8HWV 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 EFHW AT 15 FT
AA0W 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 Dipole @ 28 feet
NN0SS 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
N8LA 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 Dipole @ 35'
NO2D 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 40 Meter doublet @ 30 feet
AD0YM 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 OCF Dipole at 30FT
KD0DK 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 130 ft long wire
AA5LH 8 7 15 6 90 x2 180 40-10 Delta Loop @ 25'
K2HT 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 ZS6BKW @ 40'
VE9BEL 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 End-fed dipole @25'
VE3SIF 3 0 3 3 9 x2 18 Dipole @ 25 ft
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K3RLL 5 4 9 5 45 x1.5 68 G5RVjr @ 35'
NF5U 35 32 67 19 1273 x1.5 1910 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
AB8FJ 14 14 28 11 308 x1.5 462 End-Fed Wire @ 15'
K8NGW 9 8 17 7 119 x1.5 179 43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials
K9DRP 18 17 35 12 420 x1.5 630 EFHW 80 @ 40'
AA9L 8 8 16 8 128 x1.5 192 160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet
N9OL 8 6 14 7 98 x1.5 147 80-M Doublet 40 feet high
W0KFG 10 8 18 8 144 x1.5 216 Wire loop in garage attic @ 16'
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 15 14 29 10 290 290 40m dipole at 50 feet
KB1M 13 12 25 9 225 225 20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30'
KC1DVT 3 2 5 2 10 10 EFHW @ 30'
K2ZD 29 27 56 15 840 840 GROUND MOUNTED VERTICAL. OCF DIPOLE AT 4
N2ESE 5 5 10 5 50 50 40mtr.Dipole@35ft.
WA1GWH 5 5 10 3 30 30 G5RV two feet off the lawn
WA2FBN 3 3 6 3 18 18 EFHW at 25 ft
KW2A 8 8 16 7 112 112 74' end-fed wire
K3WWP 2 2 4 2 8 8 ~110' attic random wire
NR3Z 1 1 2 1 2 2 OCF dipole up 35 ft
KB9ILT 46 44 90 23 2070 2070 End fed wire at 60 feet
N4MJ 22 22 44 17 748 748 OCF 50'
W4OEP 21 20 41 13 533 533 Dipole
WB4OMM 20 20 40 12 480 480 G5RV at 35 feet
KI4TN 14 14 28 10 280 280 G5RV at 35 ft.
KU4A 6 5 11 4 44 44 40m slp dip @ 40'
K9VEG 1 1 2 1 2 2 Inverted V @30'
W6JIM 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sloper at 40"
KF7Z 8 8 16 6 96 96 Dpl@ 25'
KL0NP 0 0 0 0 0 0 End feed, 65', 12 feet up
W8RTJ 19 19 38 13 494 494 End fed wire @ 25'
W8EWH 8 7 15 6 90 90 OCFD @ 35'
WB8ENE 4 4 8 4 32 32 135' doublet @ 15'
WA8SAN 4 3 7 2 14 14 End Fed wire @ 15 ft
NN9K 29 27 56 18 1008 1008 Hustler mast & resonators
AB9BZ 3 2 5 2 10 10 Fan Dipole at 15'
K9OSC 27 26 53 16 848 848 CF Zepp @ 30'
K0EW 3 3 6 3 18 18 OCF Dipole @ 25'
N0TA 3 3 6 3 18 18 Doublet at 20 ft
VE3DQN 4 4 8 3 24 24 80/40 trap dipole @18ft
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
|SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
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|SWA BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
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|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 87
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 126
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1048
States represented: 37 + NB NL ON
WA2NYY - Had fun tonight after having months of other hobbies conflicting with the sprints. Dusted off the old Speed-X and started out on 40, not bad, but not much activity, and found 80 much better. Got down into FL on 80 and heard NE but couldnt work him. 72 de Mark WA2NYY
WA2FBN - Bands seemed pretty dead; not many sigs heard. Tnx to all who copied my sig. 72 Ken .
N4OW - 20 was dead here. 40 was busy the first hour then all action seemed on 80, no luck being heard. TX was a newly acquired used KX3. Lots of menus to learn :) 72 de AL, N4ow 7700 .
K9OSC - Good conditions on 40 meters. Nice to see so many stations active tonight. .
K3RLL - Rough evening here on 40m from PA. While RBN heard me, nobody else seemed to and I could not hear them. Then just when I did, the band rapidly changed. That just was not as much fun as it is supposed to be! Must have forgotten to pay my 40m dues. Hope condx were better for everyone else. 72/73 ... Don .
KE3V - Only 80m was active, but there were plenty of stations to work. -72, Kevin, KE3V
NF8M - Well, we are definitely at the bottom. 40 meters was long and lots of QSB, very weak sigs except the two QRO stations. Tnx WI5H for your patience-ur sig was below the noise hr but I just made out all ur info. VO1CBL apparently stumbled into our sprint, had a nice QSO w/Sam who sometimes runs QRP but was at 350w tonite. Told him about us so maybe he'll join us next month. 80 was good, not as noisy as last few nights, some strong sigs and much QSB - here one second, gone the next! Only had 1 hour to play after helping a Cub Scout pack with their new member night. Tnx qsos, es 72 till next month!
W8EWH - Very difficult conditions tonight. Heard nothing on 20, worked 40 only, and that seemed to go dead at times. Hope we have better conditions next month.
K9QEW - Relatives showed up so only operated 1/2. 40 meters seemed OK tonight. Stay Tuned and 72s Daryl .
NN0SS - Most of the action was on 80 meters
K4KRW - First time I worked a whole sprint in a while. Nothing on 20m. 40m worked for about 15 minutes for me. 80m is where I got most of my contacts. Half way in I had about 10 contacts and truly thought that might be it. But 80m picked up. Thanks everyone. KX3 and Begali Blade. 73 Richard
WG8Y - Hi all, Started very slow on 40M. was 13 minutes b-4 I heard N0TA. I then started calling & it slowly picked up. I just put an old HF2V up that has been hanging in the attic since we moved to NC. 7 plus years. Cleaned it a bit & put down 44 radial to test it out. worked pretty gud on 40m. Out played my OCF @ 35ft. OCF worked better on 80M. Went to 80m the 2nd hour& what a difference.more than doubled my Q's on 80M. Missed a few in the QRN. Thanks to those that gave me repeats. I blew a couple calls big time. I shook my head a couple times & laughed at myself when I finally got the call. Thanks guys & 72 form N.C. Mark WG8Y
WI5H - Nothing on 20, 40 was poor at start but got better as the evening went on. I worked one on 80 (TNX NF5U) and went back to 40 to get 6 more. Several stations were now stronger than when I had worked them earlier. 72 DIT DIT
W6JIM - Worked the full two hours, but no joy! Great practice sending my call :-)
KG5ZID - QSB, QRN, and PBS (Country Music Special) all collaborated to make this a rather hectic sprint but I enjoyed my three QRP contacts and every minute of it! .
AB8RL - Contest started out slow - did not do well on multipliers due to propagation - had fun on the Sprint anyway. Always glad to give out the West Virginia multiplier
W0KFG - Bands pretty quiet yet enough signals came up out of the noise to surprise me. Ran the '57 Vibroplex Lightning and 5w to my attic wire loop. Tnx all es 72 de Richard W0KFG
KA2KGP - Poor Bands again. 20m was dead, 40 was weak & 80m was QRN/QSB. Fun anyway. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all
N5GW - I was using my Argo V because it was still hooked up from the Classic Exchange. After about 30 min the CPU locked up and I had to reboot it. Maybe I should have attached the ground wire! Starting out on 20M only KF7WNS was heard and worked. Most activity was on 40M including several strong signals. 80M was noisy here, allowing only two contacts. I'm looking forward to the Oct sprint to see if I can work all the special event NAQCC stations.
KI4TN - Used a KX2 into a G5RV up about 35 feet. 80 meters had a lot of noise but still I made more contacts on 80 than I did on 40. I listened on 20 for a short while but hearing nothing there, gave up and went to 80.
KF7Z - Almost missed it, I was late getting home and had forgotten about the sprint, but happened to hear people calling NA so I jumped in for the last 30 minutes, Thanks for the Qs, 72 Elecraft K3s, 5 watts to a Dipole up 25 ft. Danny .
K3EMS - Noisy tonight. Only heard one on 40 but couldn't make contact. Three on 80 and one I couldn't complete because of a problem with a new (to me) piece of equipment- apologies to NT8P.
WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! I just returned from the Dakotas in time for the sprint. Fired up the FT1200 at 5 watts. 20 was dead. I called CQ on 40 for 10 mins with no answer. Finally non member N4rk answered my call at 100 watts. So, not hearing much on 40 , I went to 80. Yes, 80 was the spot to be. lots of activity there, mostly close in skip. Worked several old friends and signals were perty strong. Also worked WB8SCT who have his SKCC number, Band was still going strong when sleep deprivation kicked in. So I pulled the plug a bit early. Very strange to note that 40m was so poor here in MI. It's usually the mainstay. Enjoyed the fun. See u all next sprint. 73 Gregg .
WB8ENE - I'm glad I decided to take down my 40/15 meter dipole and put up my 135' doublet again this summer. Otherwise I might not have made any contacts at all in this sprint. Got all of them on 80 meters this time. Thanks for the contacts. See you next time. 73, Art
KF7WNS - Not much time available tonight. .
K5MBA - KX2 to homebrew 40M Bravo-7KR using wire elements. It was a good evening, a little noisey but many strong signals. I made several contacts using S&P. 73's Bob
KB1M - I always enjoy NAQCC sprints especially now, with the low solar flux my logbook does not fill as fast as in past years, working nearby Me. was an added treat tonight. 72/73, Walt .
N4MJ - Bands were in decent shape until around 0200Z. Thanks to all participants. 73 de n4mj//glenn .
K4JPN - Heavy QRN on 80M and 40M, nothing heard on 20M. 80M seemed to be the best for me. Steve K4JPN
AA9L - First time I made more QSO's on 80 than 40.
WT4U - Not nearly as many stations on 40 this time (that I could hear anyway). I used the Sprint as a deadline to build a Manhattan-style homebrew version of a NEScaf audio filter. Finished(ish) just in time to make 80m a lot more pleasant.
K8NGW - Here in Michigan I experienced heavy fading on 40M ... signals 599 one minute and 329 the next. Started the sprint hearing only stations below the Mason-Dixon Line, but ended up with CO, WY, and MN. Used my trusty left handed Vibroplex Original Gold Bug.
NF5U - 20m and 80m were marginal for me tonite, however 40m was very good. I used my Yaesu FT-817nd and my Vibroplex Blue Racer. I had a blast, thanks for all the qso's. 73's Jerry NF5U.
KJ4R - Travel with work this month finds me in Nashville, TN. I found a nice gazebo near where I'm working with some small trees nearby. Tossed a wire in the tree and made a few contacts before I had to head to the hotel. 40M seemed to be okay here in TN. NF5U, and N2CN were very loud here. Used my PFR 3B with a 34' wire tossed into a nearby tree. Amazed it worked as well as it did and I think I could have made more contacts if I could have stayed with it. Really enjoyed being outdoors and logging the old fashioned way with just paper and pencil. Thanks to the 4 stations I worked and hope they all copied that I'm in TN this month. 73 to everyone til next month.
AA5LH - Was a bit late on the start. It appeared that 40M was the 'go-to' band with good solid signals heard. Many 80M signals were heard during the last half hour but none worked. See all next month. 73's
AB9BZ - Only able to get on after 8:30, 40M very noisy here. Thanks for the contest and the contacts. 73
K4KBL - QSB and QRN pretty bad but my MTR3B was able to QSO with ME, CO, NH and 10 other nice contacts. Great fun !! Looking forward to next month. .
K2ZD - Another enjoyable SPRINT, but low activity on 40 meters into NEW YORK. 72 All de K2ZD Mario
KD3CA - I started out on 40 and only worked 3 stations in nearly 1/2 hour, could hear stations calling but no response when I called . I moved to 80 and that was where the action was., In spite of the QRN there were some very good signals about. Many thanks to all , 73 Don .
N9OL - This was my first NAQCW sprint. Couldn't operate very long- maybe next time.
KD9EBS - Greetings: It was great conditions on 40 meters. The rig is Ziegu G90, running 5 Watts into attic dipole at 25 feet. Thank you all for the QSOs. 73! 72! .
AB8FJ - Spent the entire Sprint on 80M. Great hearing all the bug fists in the Sprint tonight. Rig used was my K3/10 at 5W to the End-Fed Random Wire up about 15 feet. Key used was my Lafayette Radio Electronics Bug (Hi-Mound BK-100 type) purchased back in 1971. Tnx for all the QSOs tonight!
AK3X - Had a few contacts on 40 before I had to take care of some other priorities, so after a late start I missed about 45 minutes. Came back to 80 meters and finished up the sprint. Signals were very good on 80. Thanks to all who worked me. 72 Peter .
W2SH - 20m was closed at the start and also when checked a half hour later. 40m was noisy and the activity underwhelming. An hour spent there only yielded 10 QSOs, of which just a couple resulted from calling CQ. W4OEP was 559 in NJ but gave me a 519 in FL; I'd love to have ears like his! A peek at 40m 30 minutes before closing showed the band completely dead. 80m during the hour spent there was very noisy and the skip quite long; FL was heard nicely but not worked, and nothing less than 150 miles was heard.
WX4RM - Thanks to all for picking out my signal from all the noise out there tonight. Found 20m DOA, half my contacts on 40m, half on 80m. Always look forward to these sprints :)
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200' Dipole up 35', CW Morse Black Micro Morse Key (computer printed plastic, it's fantastic!) Initially called CQ on 20 but heard nothing. Went back and forth between 40 and 80. Only worked 3 on 40 while working 9 on 80. Happy to work friend Gregg, WB8LZG, and all of the others. Apologies to NN0SS whom I worked twice on 80. Also worked SKCC member who exchanged SKCC numbers with me, but didn't give me his power. Vy Best 72 to All. Hpe CUL. Lou N8LA. .
W5UAA - First sprint since my vanity call sign change from WB5UAA to W5UAA. Didn't hear anyone on 20. Nobody heard me on 80. 40 was where it was at for me. Tnx, 72 and c u agn next month! .
AA0W - 20 Meters I found no signals, 40 Meters was good for the first hour moved to 80 Meters to finish KX2 Battery Pwr
WB1GYZ - Each Q hard-won, no qualms about that. Special shoutout to KA2KGP who hung in there sending repeats when other ops wud hve moved on. Also, my two-bander with wb9hfk was not to be tonite. 72 till nxt time.
KB9ILT - Twenty was dead, 40 was a little better and 80 was where the action was. Thanks to all!
VE3DQN - Very high noise level and weak signals on 40m. A bit better on 80m where I made my 4 Q's.
W8RTJ - Not much action on 40 es should have gone to 80 sooner hi. Even so always fun. Look forward to next one. 72 all JIM W8RTJ
NO2D - 20 meters was dead here in Parker. Called CQ NA for a while with nothing heard. Switched to 40 and found good conditions. Later switched to 80 meters and 80 m doublet. It started to spark, indicating weather in the area, so I shut down at 0120 UTC. Same thing happened last month. Thanks to all who work to make the sprints happen. Pete, NO2D
K1IEE - Again this sprint 40M was the place for me. Band was erratic the last hour I heard fewer signals. Did manage to work Walt in nearby NH. Still enjoyed the sprint 73 to all Dick
N8NK - Spent the last hour in the test. Made 2 on 40 the figured "hey, my 80m EFHW wire broke my leg badly this spring. I'm still learning to walk right. I'm gonna punish it with RF energy!" Well, not a lot of its maybe, but still. 72 to all - especially those who managed to copy my awful damaged fist! Thank you NAQCC for giving me something to look forward to while recovering from my antenna.. even if I couldn't participate.
W2JEK - Got On late. 40 not great. 80 was better. Still lots of fun. 72/73 DON W2JEK
AD0YM - Like last month, too late for 20 meters. Worked 40 meter stations. Started out well, but search and pounce opportunity waned by the end. All but one station was east of my QTH. The lone western state hung in there through apparent QSB. My straight key work was a bit clunky, but hope it was better by the end of the evening. Thanks everyone for the QSOs!
VE9BEL - Band was good tonight. I heard AA5LH in CO and KF7Z in WY, but they could not hear me. I had a great time. 73 Bernard
K9VEG - I tried for nearly an hour but only one QSO. .
WA8SAN - WA8SAN- Conditions not good along the shore of Lake Erie tonight, Nothing on 20 and Very few on 40. Best Sig. was K4RKK ( 100 W ) Looking forward to OCT Sprint and better Cond. 72 MIKE .
K9DRP - Worked 40 for most of the sprint; that was a mistake! Switched to 80 for the last 1/2 hour and found all the action there. What a nice improvement in conditions over the last few months. TNX to KB1M for the ever reliable contact. And God Bless Texas for all the 40 meter QSO's.
WB4OMM - A bit noisy (S5 on 40M, S3 on 80M), but some decent signals for once! Hope this is a taste for the next few Sprints! Hi hi hi! Operated for 90 minutes with FT2K at 5W to G5RV (usual).....and thunderstorm came in so I quit. Worked some folks I haven't in a while! Was great to hear them! 72/73, See you next month!! Steve WB4OMM
WB9HFK - Not the greatest band conditions here in the Black Hole of Illinois. I gave up on 40M after about an hour and moved to 80M. 80M was a bit noisy. Sorry to those I just could not pull out of the QRN. I hope to see everyone next month! 72, Mark WB9HFK
NR3Z - The bands just would not cooperate. I did have a chat with a ham in FL before the contest but once the contest started Zilch. Called CQ and searched for stations and only heard and worked one. Better luck next month .
W8WEU - This was my 2nd sprint and 1st time using a straight key. All stations worked on 40 were 1st or 2nd call. 40 was in decent shape in North Central Texas. 72 Tom W8WEU