October 2019 QRP/CW Sprint (#180)
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Results are final as of 2400Z Sunday, October 20, 2019.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 400' END FED WIRE
WB1GYZ 13 13 26 7 182 x2 364 Sloping vee into the pines
K1IEE 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 OCF 120FT long wire @ 30FT
$KC1KNB 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 84' random wire @ 30'
W2SH 32 32 64 18 1152 x2 2304 Inverted L 86'V & 68'H;270'; cf dpl@45'
KA2KGP 22 22 44 13 572 x2 1144 G5RV up 25 ft.
AA2VG 20 20 40 11 440 x2 880 Carolina Windom 80m-10m @ 42'
KN2G 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 55FT FANNED DIPOLE INVERTED VEE
WA2JSG 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Vertical
W2JEK 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 End fed wire 110 ft long, up 20 ft
KC2EP 9 8 17 6 102 x2 204 G5RV @ 30'
N2HTT 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 G5RV @35 feet
WB2LQF 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Inverted "L" at 30 feet
WA2FBN 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 EFHW at 25 ft
KD3CA 20 19 39 13 507 x2 1014 Ocf Windom @33 ft
KW2A 16 16 32 7 224 x2 448 End-fed wire @ 50'
KE3V 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Inverted L @30'
AK3X 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 40 M EDZ at 27 ft
K3EMS 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Nested Marconi (G7FEK) @ 25 ft
K4ORD 34 33 67 19 1273 x2 2546 40m dipole @40', 80m vee @ 30'
N4OW 27 27 54 15 810 x2 1620 BUTTERNUT HP6V ELEV.8 feet
WG8Y 24 23 47 16 752 x2 1504 Hf2v vert & maxcon OCF
WX4RM 19 18 37 14 518 x2 1036 6BTV gnd mtd vert
K4KBL 20 19 39 13 507 x2 1014 OCF dipole @ 45'
K4JPN 21 20 41 12 492 x2 984 80M CF Zepp
N3CKI 20 19 39 11 429 x2 858 Dipole @ 20'
WT4U 17 17 34 10 340 x2 680 132' end-fed Inv V @ 35'
ND1J 11 10 21 7 147 x2 294 End-fed sloper
WD4OHD 10 9 19 7 133 x2 266 40m dipole @ 20 ft.
W4KRN 10 10 20 6 120 x2 240 Inverted Vee@50'
KJ4R 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 34 foot wire 15 feet up in tree
K4KRW 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Inverted V @ 65'
AK4LP 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Longwire @ 30'
W4DUK 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 135 ft End-fed Wire at 20 ft
N4FI 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 115' random wire @ 25 '
N5ME 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 End fed half wave dipole up 30 feet
KU4GW 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 260' Doublet @ 30'
W4HH 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 End-fed 135-ft wire at 20 ft
N5GW 38 37 75 21 1575 x2 3150 CFZ at 50' & 75'
W8WEU 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Dipole @ 16'
K5TSK 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 DXE gnd mounted 33' vertical
W5UAA 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Fan Dipole @ 30'
KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 EFLW @ 25 feet
KG5ZID 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Gnd mtd vert
W6STR 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV at 30'
KC7DM 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 480' horizontal loop @ 60'
KE6K 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Gnd mtd vert
NF8M 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 6BTV(40), dipole+bev(80)
KF8O 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 G5RV @ 35'
NX8Y 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Fan Dipole 50'
AB8FJ 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 End-Fed Wire @ 15'
WB9HFK 39 38 77 20 1540 x2 3080 OCF Dipole @ 25 Ft., 150 Ft. Random Wire
K9QEW 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 4BTV GP VERTICAL
W9CC 10 9 19 7 133 x2 266 Gnd mtd vert
N8HWV 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 EFHW AT 15 FT
KA9FQG 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 G5RV @ 37 FT
W9YAP 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 Dipole @ 35'
NN0SS 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
AA0W 15 15 30 9 270 x2 540 Dipole @ 28 feet
N8LA 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Dipole @ 35'
NO2D 10 10 20 6 120 x2 240 20m & 40 m doublets @ 30'
AA5LH 7 6 13 6 78 x2 156 Delta Loop @ 25'
K2HT 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 80 Meter Dipole @ 45'
AD0YM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 QRP Guys 3 Band Vertical
VE3SIF 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Dipole @ 25 feet
VA3NU 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 4HBTV Vertical gnd mtd
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
NF1U 16 16 32 11 352 x1.5 528 Ocf dipole
K3RLL 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 G5RVjr @ 35'
K3WWP 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 ~110' attic random wire
KC4GIA 15 15 30 10 300 x1.5 450 Horizontal Loop @ 20 feet
KQ4MM 7 7 14 6 84 x1.5 126 132FT EFHW UP 30FT
W5ODS 26 26 52 15 780 x1.5 1170 G5RV@50FT.
K8NGW 10 10 20 8 160 x1.5 240 43' vertical w/ 32 radials
K9DRP 28 27 55 15 825 x1.5 1238 EFHW 80 @ 40'
AA9L 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet
KD0V 18 18 36 15 540 x1.5 810 Cf Zepp @ 30 feet
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 21 21 42 13 546 546 40m dipole at 60 feet
KB1M 10 10 20 8 160 160 40 M Dipole @ 30ft
AD1G 1 1 2 1 2 2 Dipole @ 26'
WA1GWH 11 11 22 8 176 176 40M dipole at 16 ft
N2JJF 11 11 22 8 176 176 Butternut vertical
N2ESE 5 5 10 5 50 50 80 mtr.Dipole
N3RN 30 30 60 11 660 660 ZS6BKW (G5RV) @ 45 feet
KB9ILT 61 61 122 24 2928 2928 Dipole at 40 ft, End fed wire at 60 ft
K4BAI 51 50 101 23 2323 2323 40M dip 35'; 88' zepp 50'; 80M inv v 50'
NW2Z 11 11 22 11 242 242 Dipole@50 ft
WB4OMM 9 9 18 6 108 108 G5RV at 35 feet
KU4A 6 6 12 5 60 60 40m slp dip @ 40'
N4SSD 6 6 12 5 60 60 Long wire @ 30 feet
KM4JTE 1 1 2 1 2 2 G5RV
N4MJ 1 1 2 1 2 2 OCF 50'
KG5RXG 0 0 0 0 0 0 INV L @ 25'
W6JIM 2 2 4 2 8 8 End Fed Sloper @ 40 feet
KG6UBG 1 1 2 1 2 2 Long wire loop @ 30'
KF7Z 25 25 50 17 850 850 Dpl@ 25'
AF9W 10 10 20 6 120 120 Multi-Band 130' EFHW up 50'
KL0NP 5 2 7 4 28 28 SOTABeam 40/20 dipole on telescoping mas
WB8LZG 35 35 70 17 1190 1190 Dipoles @ 30'
W8RTJ 8 8 16 7 112 112 End fed wire @ 25'
WB8ENE 6 6 12 6 72 72 135' doublet @ 15'
WA8SAN 6 6 12 6 72 72 End Fed wire @ 25 Ft.
WI8J 5 5 10 5 50 50 130' End-fed wire. Both ends at 20'.
W8EWH 4 4 8 4 32 32 OCF Dipole @ 35ft
K3CTN 2 2 4 2 8 8 G5RV Junior @ 30 ft
NN9K 40 40 80 22 1760 1760 HF2V vertical
KY0Q 23 21 44 18 792 792 Ground mounted vertical
AB9BZ 1 1 2 1 2 2 Mag Loop in attic
AC9EZ 1 1 2 1 2 2 Elevated inverted L
N0TA 31 31 62 20 1240 1240 Doublet at 25 ft
K0NIA 18 18 36 13 468 468 Inv V @ 23'
WD0K 8 8 16 7 112 112 Center fed zepp.
K0EW 5 5 10 5 50 50 OCF Dipole @ 25'
K9OSC 4 4 8 4 32 32 CF Zepp @ 30'
VE3DQN 16 16 32 10 320 320 40/80m dipoles @40ft
VE3GNU 3 3 6 3 18 18 End-fed @ 35'-20'
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Operator, 80-40-20 Antenna
N3A/9 53 51 104 25 2600 x2 5200 NI9M, G5RV Jr at 25' & 126 ft Inv L at 40'
N3A/0 37 35 72 23 1656 x2 3312 K6XT, Center fed LW; vertical
N3A/2 27 27 54 14 756 x2 1512 KF6C, 40 Steppir DB18 at 50 ft. 80 Inv V 50ft
N3A/5 27 25 52 19 988 x1.5 1482 NF5U, 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
N3A/1 21 21 42 10 420 x2 840 W1PQO, Dipole @25'
N3A/3 18 18 36 12 432 432 NR3Z, OCF Dipole up 35 ft. Vertical
N3A/7 9 6 15 7 105 x2 210 WA2DFI, CCD Dipole @ 20'
N3A/8 11 9 20 7 140 140 N8XMS, R7 Vertical
N3A/4 11 11 22 6 132 132 K7EK, 135' OCFD up 22'
N3A/6 6 4 10 6 60 x2 120 N6IET, Fan inverted-vee dipole @ 90'
N3A/KP4 8 8 16 6 96 96 AC6ZM, ?
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
|SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|SWA BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|W2||WA1GWH N2JJF (TIE)||N2ESE||-|
|W8||WB8LZG||W8RTJ||WB8ENE WA8SAN (TIE)|
|W9||NN9K||KY0Q||AB9BZ AC9EZ (TIE)|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|N3A/# ANNIVERSARY OPERATORS|
|FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 126
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 178
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1581
States represented: 38 + ON DX
K3EMS - Noisy tonight. Didn't hear anyone on 40m. All contacts on 80. Put old Timewave DSP-9 to good use tonight. Ft-818/ 5w.
W6JIM - Finally broke my dry spell. Only two QSOs, but that's two more than I got last month! Lots of fun! .
N4OW - 40 was quite good, the QSB was Rapid ! Very little activity heard on 80. Always fun. 72 de N4ow, AL .
K4KBL - Onlyoperated for about an hour, had a great time even with noise !!
KY0Q - I had a lot of fun. I spend too much time hitting F4/F2 on N1MM so actually using the paddle was nice. Lots of activity for the first hour but it slowed down a lot after that. My noise level is so high on 80M that I stuck with 40M.
KE6K - not much heard here in AZ. Rather I heard several east coast stations but the QSB and static kept me from working them.
VA3NU - Conditions here not too good. 40 Meters died out early and my 80 meter antenna is sadly lacking and needs to be upgraded. Still loads of fun and hope to be back next month. Larry 72 .
AA5LH - Impressed to hear something on 20M this evening. Of course, 40M was where the activity was. Yet 80M was starting to show potential later in evening after 02:15z. Definitely enjoy all the participation shown. Thanks all..
AB9BZ - Tried my homebrew magloop on 40M, had good RBN sigs and my one contact during the first 10 minutes - after that, no luck - I could hear a stations, but they weren't hearing me. Fun time anyway, thanks for the QSO and sprint. 72 de ab9bz
KC2EP - First NAQCC Sprint! Had a blast. Thanks All!
WX4RM - The bread and butter bands tonight were 40 and 80 meters, while 20 was silent. Was able to work 6 of the Anniversary stations, an extra treat! I had fun as always.
KE3V - It was a nice night for radio. I put the Argonaut 509 on the air for the first time in quite a while. 73
VE3DQN - Fun as usual. Moderate condx tonight. Sorry I had to cut my time short.
N8LA - KX-3, 5w, 200' Dipole @ 35', CW Morse Black Micro Morse Key (AKA Plastikey II.) Seven on 80, five on 40, some hunting and some fishing on each band. Thanks to all, including former homeboy Gregg WB8LZG, who worked me. Great that NAQCC has gone over 10,000 members in 15 years. Maybe it will go over 20,000 members before another 15 years goes by. I hope I am still around to see it. Best 72/73 to All. .
WD0K - Fun birthday party. no cake? 73 de wd0k
KB9ILT - Very good band conditions! Both 40 and 80 were in great shape with many strong, S9+20dB, signals on 80.
KF7Z - Great sprint tonight, could only stay until 1:45 but was getting good strong signal here in Wyoming. There were a few that were just to low to dig out but maybe next time. Thank you to the organizers. 72 danny
NF1U - its been awhile since my last sprint. both 40 & 80 band condx were pretty gud at my qth and there appeared to be a gud turnout.
VE3GNU - Another challenging Sprint----and 'long' signals indeed, so snared Wyoming, a 'rare' one for me (thanks to KF7Z). Lots of increasing noise, buzz, n'stuff, so left after an hour or so. Jupiter @ 5 W. and Begali paddle.
AF9W - Tough going from out here in left field but made some Q's
AK3X - Fun sprint, but wife had me run an errand so in the end I got about 15 minutes total to participate. I did manage to get 3 nof the N3A call areas so that was great. 72 to all, Peter
KG5RXG - Only heard two stations; neither answered my calls. .
KG5ZID - The N3A/5 call was exciting to hear and nice solid copy. I wasn't sure who it was until I read the anniversary posting later! Unfortunately band condx went south shortly after. I heard one other call but it wasn't NAQCC and no contact was made.
W8RTJ - Started on 40, not much going on. So was surprised to work KF7Z in WY. Could only do the first hour. Look forward to next one. 72 all JIM
N5ME - Band conditions not very good. Only heard 1 station calling, but able to contact on first try.
N2CN - The only antenna I have up right now is a 40m dipole. No matter -- 40 was great this evening. Thanks to all who came back to me.
WG8Y - Hi all, Did mostly S&Ping tonite.Was looking for N3A/ calls.Found 1,2,3,5 & 9. No 20m here in NC. 40 was not to gud. Weak signals. 80M was pretty gud at the end of the sprint. Used a butternut HF2V over 46 25ft. radials & an 10-80 OCF @ 30ft. Still fun seeing who pops out of the qrn. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y .
K8NGW - Heard a few stations calling on 20M but couldn't make a QSO. Good signals on 40M and 80M. A pleasant evening!
AA0W - 40 Meters was very active, 20 Meters nil and 80 meters was good. Enjoyed changing bands for QSO's. KX2 Battery Power .
K0EW - Lots of activity on 40M an 80M tonight, I'm guessing higher participation than the past couple months.
N3A/5 - Tonite 20m and 80m were dead here in TX. 40m went south about 1040. I worked the entire 2hrs on 40m. It was a good 15th Anniversary Sprint. I hope everyone had a great time. 73's N3A/5 Jerry NF5U
N8HWV - Just wish I had more time to play. Lots of static/noise but some solid signals in WI too. tnx everyone.
NX8Y - Unfortunately, was only able to operate briefly. 80M seemed good in Central OH. Tnx to the few I was able to work 72, Ron
KG6UBG - ham buddy said 80M was open. Shud have gone their.
K1IEE - After the first hour heavy QRN came on both 40M and 80M. Not sure if was the bands or local noise. Thanks to all 73 Dick
W5ODS - Lots of activity on 40 and 80 tonight with S7 noise level on both. Lots of fun. Happy Anniversary NAQCC! 72 and 73 W5ODS
AC9EZ - I was able to get on for the last half hour or so of the sprint. Conditions did not extremely good, with qsb taking down stations from copyable to below the noise level. A big thank you to N3A/0 for pulling in my signal and for the repeat of the info! It's always amazing what qrp power can do. Other than N3A/0, I heard only one other station participating in the sprint. Antenna was my 40m elevated inverted L with two tuned radials, about 8 feet up. 73/72 to all, and see everyone for next year's Anniversary Celebration! Jim ac9ez
NN0SS - QSO's on 40 and 80 meters.Nothing on 20 meters. Tnx to all for the contacts.
N3A/1 - Rough night digging out signals on 40 M so I put my KX-2 to the test. Thanks to you all for your patience....a lot of QSO's at the noise level. Also had computer issues as well to deal with. Enjoyed the opportunity to be a N3/A station. See you next month!
AA2VG - I used the kit radio I built on 40 meters (KD1JV tribander). On 80 meters I ran the KX3. Had fun as usual. 72 Peter/AA2VG
W9YAP - Condx were beautiful on 40 before the start, then the frying pan came alive. Good times, good times;-)
WA1GWH - 40M was fairly quiet. Had to listen hard a few times and guess others did the same for me! But that is great fun! 72 and thanks for the contacts! Garry
WB8ENE - Started off on 40, but the signals were much stronger on 80, so I spent the rest of my time there. This is my 100th sprint! Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art .
WT4U - Fun Sprint. Lots of action on 40 & 80.
K4KRW - I had to work late. So missed most of the sprint. 40m was dead here. I heard N3A/5, but he could not hear me. All of my contacts were on 80m. Thanks everyone! 73 Richard
KD0V - The band conditions were better than I though they would be. FB thanks everyone.
W9CC - It has been 15 years of fun and I sure hope it helps keep the QRP spirit alive for many years to come. Thanks John for getting it all started!
W2SH - Tuned up on 20m and heard absolutely nothing. Gambled a CQ and NA3/0 in CO replied weakly. One local surface wave QSO and then 20m was indeed dead. 18 QSOs on 40m where my most distant QSO, KC7DM in OR, had a robust signal, followed by 13 QSOs on 80m, mostly with 599 RSTs.
KE5YUM - Weak signals prevailed on the south side of the Red River, but I managed three good contacts in my time allotted. Thanks to all who worked me. Terry .
K0NIA - 80m was a great band tonight! Lot of fun
K4ORD - Used my K2 and new 12AH battery which I monitored with a Turnigy model 130A watt meter & power analyzer combination. Seems in the 2 hours I used 1.112 AH of power. At 5W the K2 drew 1.9A on transmit .24A on receive. Interesting little gadget, I use it at FD to keep up with how my battery's are doing. Nice to get back in the NAQCC Sprint again. 72/73 Riley, K4ORD
AK4LP - 80 Meters was good here. Enjoyed participating!
KC1KNB - First sprint and first CW QSOs. Glad the exchange is easy. Had alot of fun but have a lot to learn. Thanks .
N2JJF - lots of activity tonight but only heard 2 special event stations.
KA2KGP - 20m was dead, 40 & 80m were good this sprint, nice contacts. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all
WB4OMM - Conditions here not so good, but was able to make a few of the Anniversary Stations. Big signal was K4BAI - John is almost always a 599 plus here. We must have a pipeline! Only managed one QSO on 80M, but it was a goody - Gregg WB8LZG. 72/73 to all, hope to QSO you soon! Steve WB4OMM
KN2G - Beats driving truck and missing the sprints as I did the last few months! This is still one of the most satisfying on air activities I participate in. Thanks to the organizers for the tireless work. Several contacts were patient when conditions were "crunchy".
WA8SAN - Cond not good in my part of Ohio / Best Sig was N2CN. Thanks to all who do the heavy work and keep the club going.
N3RN - First sprint in a while. Had a ball. Sorry for not updating my info in database for the sprint. Ran my K2 (#00372)It played well as usual!
W4KRN - Had more luck on 80m. Lots of QSB. Tried N0TA several times, did not hear my pipsqueak signal. Tnx K4BAI for 40 and 80m. Nice to work N3A/3. Cu all next month. 73
KF8O - Fun Time after I got the logging figured out!!
AD0YM - Overcame some set up issues with plans B or C. Operated portable from a picnic table in a MO State Park during a camping trip. Cool and dark was a new wrinkle in my operating experience. Nothing the first hour. That was unexpected. Still, I was only able to work two stations, on forty meters. Activity on that band seemed to diminish towards the end. Hopefully lessons learned from this attempt can be built upon. Such challenges keep things interesting and fun.
WD4OHD - Got a late start tonight. Some good signals on 40m, but also some QSB and QRM. Good to hear everyone on this evening. .
N3A/4 - Propagation was horrendous throughout the celebratory period, especially on the day of the Sprint. It was all I could do to muster these few contacts. I had to work hard for every one. I was hoping to turn in a much larger number. Let's hope for better propagation in the days to come. Meanwhile I will endeavor to improve my antennas and hope for better results in the future. Best regards, Gary, K7EK - KY
NF8M - Happy anniversary NAQCC! Good activity from the special event ops. TNX QSOs
WA2JSG - Stayed on 40m and worked 10 stations (8 states). Managed to find 2 of our N3A stations. Also worked Wyoming, which I don't see everyday (hi hi). Always fun!
N3A/8 - The good news is that I worked just about everyone that I heard. The bad news is that I only heard 11 stations and two of those weren't members! 20-meters was dead and I don't have an antenna for 80m so I spent the full time on 40. This was the 4th time, going back to 2013, that I have been able to use our special event call in our anniversary sprint and by far it was my worst showing. I'm sorry that I was not able to give out N3A/8 to more people. - 73, Paul N8XMS .
W4HH - Lots of signals on 40. Called CQ, answered CQs for 20 minutes, no luck.
KN1H - Good to be back after missing 2 sprints in a row due to traveling. At the beginning 40M seemed open only to the 9th call area from here but it eventually stretched out and had some nice transcontinental qsos with OR and WA. 73, John, KN1H
W2JEK - Got on late but made 11 qso in 22 minutes. Was lots of fun. Thanks to all. 72/73 DON W2JEK
K9DRP - Spent most of the first hour to make few contacts on 40. Switched to 80 and that's where the action was! Great to hear so much activity for the sprint!! Gave my old Argonaut V a workout. Thanks for all whom answered my fumble fist. Let's do it again next month. .
NW2Z - That was my first NAQCC Sprint and I liked it a lot. Very non-stress exercise. Very friendly operators. It was great but condx were not good. Thank you everybody and 73
WI8J - First time on a sprint with FT-817. Had a great time! Thanks for your patience! .
N4SSD - This was my FIRST Sprint! I got started late, but learned a lot in the process of how to do this. Thanks to all and 72 de N4SSD. .
K4BAI - 20M open to NJ and surrounding states, but no QSOs. 40 and 80M quite good and activity good. Thanks for all QSOs hope to work you all later in the week as N3A/4. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
N4MJ - Band was quiet for a change but few NA stations on the air. QSB was fast and constant during the time I was OTA. Kept getting parts of calls then QSB would take out the remaining part(s). Took almost half an hour to work one station; most unusual. Called several but no response. Finally worked the CO N3A station. Heard PA, NJ, TX, WY stations but no response when called. It had been a long day working on the farm; gave it up after the one contact. Looking forward to the November Sprint.
WB9HFK - Fun as always! Thanks for the Q's! See everyone next month. 72, Mark WB9HFK
NO2D - Did a terrible job of logging this month. I must have at least a few errors this month. Everyone was on top of everyone else on 40 meters, so it was tough copy. I was using the 50 Hz. filter on my K3 and still could not separate stations. Wish we could spread out over more of the band. It is much larger than the tiny segment we all want to occupy at once. Not a good night for me, but lots of signals if I could copy them. What is with the pipeline to IL? Looking forward to next month. Pete, NO2D.
KC4GIA - First NAQCC sprint in years. Had fun. I'm still no contester! Hi Hi Mark KC4GIA
WB1GYZ - Log is almost a carbon copy of previous Sprint results with majority of contacts to duplicate states...namely IL and PA. KF7Z was my DX prize for rarity and distance this time. .
KQ4MM - Always fun, lots of strong signals.
N2HTT - Lot's of fun, haven't been on the air in a while. Cool crisp night here in NY, perfect for some good old CW. 72 to all .
KJ4R - Back in Nashville with work again this month. PFR 3B with 34 foot wire about 15 feet up in a tree. Managed to work 6 stations on 40 before I had to quit at 0105. Really neat to work N0TA in CO with my portable setup. Loud station award tonight goes to N2CN and N4OW. Andy and Al were really loud here in TN. Perfect weather tonight for portable outdoor operation. No bugs and no sweat. Hope to be back home next month. Fun as always and thanks to everyone I worked. Happy Anniversary NAQCC!
WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Great 15th aniv sprint. I fired up the FTdx1200 at 5watts and battery power. 20M was empty at the start. 40M was noisy here in Mid -Michigan, I only made 2 QSOs there. After 20 mins with not a lot on 40 , I went to 80M. it was open nicely and I worked 33 QSOs. Even had a gud RUN on 80 fer about an hour. Checked 40 agn, and heard W2SH , but he didn't hear me calling ??? Back to 80 to finish out the nite. Sri to a few of you I couldn't pick out of the noise tonight. Had a FB time, es hope to see u all next month. 73, Gregg #1444
N3A/7 - Band condx terrible, with S8-S9 QRN everywhere. Glad to make any QSOs at all!
N5GW - KX3 to pair of doublets. 20M has been poor at dusk lately, so I just started out on 40M which was in good shape. I had worked nine of the N3A/ stations, mostly in the sprint; I heard & called N3A/7 but he couldn't quite pull me out. Many 40M sigs were very strong, although QSB was remarkable at times. Only a few contacts on a noisy 80M band.
K9QEW - Band conditions not too bad tonight on 40m with good activity. TX is a HB "Funmitter" xtal controlled with J-38 Key. May be last Sprint until April since XYL and I heading for Arizona. Limited to 20m operation while staying in Mesa. 73s and STAY TUNED
K5TSK - First Sprint and I was amazed at the strength of some of the Colorado signals. Must have had a pipeline. Second hour things kinda went away. Lots of fun and thanks for the contacts. 72.
N3A/3 - Slow start but picked up when I switched to 80 meters. Thanks to all
W5UAA - Got KB9ILT on 20 moments before 20 dropped out. Tried answering W6JIM on 20 but I was too late. Every body I heard on 40 was up and down right at the noise level. 80 had a solid S9 noise level for me. I gave up after 45 minutes. C U next sprint! 72, W5UAA
K3RLL - Probably good condx at your QTH but rough going here. Signals weak against noisy band. Couldn't work stations worked last night on Spartan Sprint. Someone forget to pay our 40m dues? 72/73 ... Don .
N3A/9 - Pretty lively evening. 40 and 80m were both productive and fairly quiet. I was surprised at how good the prop was. I lost about 15 minutes fixing an antenna that I unknowingly introduced to a chain saw today. Luckily a wire can be stripped and twisted together quickly. Thank you to all that answered me. Good job to all of you.
KC7DM - Both 40 and 80 were lively into OR this evening. Interestingly, K4ORD in VA and W5ODS in OK were as far south as my log book ventured. The northern tier was strong. CO was booming.
KD3CA - Conditions were pretty tough at times for me with QSB and QRM , lots of stations heard with good signals. Was hard to get clear Frequency at times with the QRM . Many thanks to all . 73 Don
ND1J - This was my first Sprint. Fun but rough conditions tonight. Very noisy bands. .
N0TA - Slow, but steady. Surprised no one was on 20m. 40m started off long. 80 was noisy, but worked. Thanks for the Q's. K3, doublet, keyer for CQ's, amplidan key, SprintLogger.
WB2LQF - IC7300 AT 5 WATTS AND MY SIDESWIPER. CONDX AT MY NY QTH INCLUDED HIGH NOISE LEVEL AND DEEP QSB. COULD BARELY HEAR TO THE SOUTH WHERE K4BAI IS USUALLY BOOMING, BUT TO THE WEST WAS GOOD ENOUGH TO GET ME WYOMING TONIGHT. ONLY HAD ABOUT A HALF HOUR TO OPERATE BUT IT WAS FUN AS USUAL. .
WA2FBN - Band condx poor on 40m tonight. Tnks to all who copied me through noise and QSB. 72 Ken
K4JPN - Tried 20M several times, but nothing heard, heavy QRN on 40M and 80M. A lot of fun. 72 Steve K4JPN
K3CTN - Long skip but signals were in the mud. .
N3A/6 - I had the perfect station: KX2 on my balcony connected to my very tall temporary inverted-vee dipole on/above the roof of my apartment building. I listened on 80 meters the last half hour and heard several - VERY WEAK - NA stations. My background noise level was the usual urban LA S9 (with the rooftop dipole antenna). The dearth of copyable NA stations was frustrating.
N3A/2 - Had to QSY on 40 after 35 mins when someone started to CQ on freq. I tried to work them but they could not hear me so I guess they could not tell I was there. Turned out good as I QSYed to 80 which was great.