November 2019 QRP/CW Sprint (#181)
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All entries must have been received before 2400Z on Sunday, November 24, 2019.
KF0U Comments - Ended up with eighty-five entries and given the reported conditions, sounds like that's a good number. As always, appreciate all the corrections and I look forward to January. 73's and have a great holiday season!
N2CN Comments - Results are now final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB1GYZ 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 Sloping Vee
W1PQO 7 6 13 5 65 x2 130 Dipole @ 25ft
K1IEE 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 OCF 120FT long wire @ 30FT
KQ1P 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Trap dipole @30 feet
KA2KGP 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 G5RV up 25 ft.
W2SH 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 Inverted L 86'V, 68'H;270' cf dpl@45'
KN2G 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 55FT FANNED DIPOLE INVERTED VEE
WA2JSG 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Vertical
WA2FBN 4 4 8 2 16 x2 32 EFHW at 20 ft
W2JEK 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 110 ft end fed wire up 20 ft
KD3CA 31 31 62 19 1178 x2 2356 OCF Windom @55 ft
KW2A 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 End-fed wire @ 50'
AK3X 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 40 meter EDZ at 27 ft
W3TTT 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Vertical fed wid ladder line wid tuner
K3EMS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 71' inverted L
K4JPN 26 25 51 19 969 x2 1938 80M CF Zepp
WG8Y 29 29 58 16 928 x2 1856 Hf2v vert & maxcon OCF
N4OW 16 16 32 11 352 x2 704 Butternut HF6v Elv. 8'
N4ARY 15 14 29 11 319 x2 638 Dipole @ 50' & EFHW @ 30'
WT4U 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 132' end-fed Inv V @ 35'
N4NN 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 Full wave loop up 50'
K4CHT 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Dipole @ 18'
K4KBL 11 9 20 7 140 x2 280 OCF dipole @ 45'
WX4RM 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 6BTV gnd mtd vert
N4FI 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 115' random wire @ 25 ft
N4API 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mounted 6BTV
K9EYT 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 35ft of 28g. wire at 15ft HOA stealth
AK4LP 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 G5RV in attic
W4DUK 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 135 ft End-fed Wire at 20 ft
K5MBA 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Homebrew 40M Bravo-7KR using wire
W5UAA 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Fan Dipole @ 30'
KE5YUM 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80 meter EFHW at 25 feet
KC7DM 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 480' horizontal loop @ 60'
KF7WNS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 135' Doublet
NF8M 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 6BTV (40) OCF dpl @35ft/bev (80)
N8XMS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 R7 Vertical
WB9HFK 28 28 56 19 1064 x2 2128 OCF Dipole at 25 Ft, 150 Ft. Random Wire
KA9FQG 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 G5RV @ 37 FT
W9CC 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 6BTV
N8HWV 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 EFHW AT 15 FT
KD9EBS 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Attic Dipole at 25 Feet
N8LA 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Dipole @ 35'
NN0SS 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
NO2D 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 40 & 80 M doublets @ 30'
N0TA 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Doublet at 25 ft
KD0V 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 Cf Zepp @ 30 feet
AD0YM 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 OCF Dipole at 30FT
AA5LH 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 40-10 Delta Loop @ 25'
KD0DK 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 130 ft. end fed long wire
VA2GLU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Horizontal loop cut for 30m; 23 feet
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB2LQF 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Inverted L at 30 feet
K3WWP 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 ~110' attic ef random wire
K3RLL 6 6 12 6 72 x1.5 108 9:1 Unun to 31 ft wire up & over garage.
NF5U 20 18 38 12 456 x1.5 684 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
K5TSK 5 5 10 5 50 x1.5 75 33ft vertical(40), 140ft CF (80) at 20ft
K5GQ 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 Dipole @ 22 '
N7QR 0 0 0 0 0 x1.5 0 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
W4XX 9 9 18 8 144 x1.5 216 80m doublet 30ft
K8NGW 8 8 16 6 96 x1.5 144 43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials
K9DRP 26 25 51 16 816 x1.5 1224 EFHW 80 @ 20'
W0KFG 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 Wire loop in garage attic @ 16'
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KB1M 10 10 20 6 120 120 40 M Dipole @ 30ft
N1QLL 4 4 8 3 24 24 OCF dipole @ 30 feet
N2ESE 2 2 4 2 8 8 80mtr.Dipole@35ft.
KC3RN 7 7 14 5 70 70 OCFD @ 35'
N8SOP 1 1 2 1 2 2 Vertical @ 10ft
WB4OMM 32 32 64 18 1152 1152 G5RV at 35 feet
WB8LZG 6 6 12 6 72 72 Homebrew vertical on the oceanside
WK4WC 5 5 10 4 40 40 80M OCF Dipole up 50'
KU4A 2 2 4 2 8 8 40m slp dip @ 40'
N4MJ 1 1 2 1 2 2 OCF 50'
W1BLU 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dipole @ 35'
N5GW 11 11 22 9 198 198 Doublet at 50"
W8WEU 4 4 8 4 32 32 Dipole @ 16'
N5AAS 3 3 6 3 18 18 Dipole @ 30'
W6JIM 2 2 4 1 4 4 EFHW fed@45FT
KL0NP 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sotabeams linked dipole up 15 feet
W8EWH 14 14 28 12 336 336 EFHW8010 @ 20'
N9CX 12 12 24 8 192 192 G5RV jr 20 ft
WI8J 9 9 18 8 144 144 130' end-fed @ 20 feet
WA8SAN 8 8 16 5 80 80 End Fed wire @ 25 Ft.
K3CTN 5 5 10 3 30 30 G5RV Junior @ 30 ft
AB9BZ 0 0 0 0 0 0 EFHW at 25ft
K0EW 3 3 6 3 18 18 OCF Dipole @ 25'
VE3DQN 2 2 4 2 8 8 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|
|SWA BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 85
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 103
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 630
States represented: 32 + ON QC
AK4LP - Not by best night, only got one response to my calls! .
W1BLU - Had KN4P respond with my call sign. Then 'his ship sunk' and I heard nothing after. .
N4OW - 40 was okay the first hour then nothing. 80 is PLASMA Hell for me. Happy Holiday season to all. May all your RST be 599. 72 de AL, N4ow 7700 .
AA5LH - It is always exciting working the Sprint. Even though I scored only two contacts on last night's hours allotted. My thought is... results this good at the bottom of the sunspot cycle, hopefully we have many enjoyable/profitable Sprints upcoming. It's a little depressing scoring only two QSO in the first hour (thanx: WT4U, WX4RM). Hearing very few stations on 40M band, knowing 20M died over an hour ago. Then to move down to 80M and hearing a couple stations (N8LA, WB8HFK) but not having the punch for them to respond. Really enjoy everyone's efforts and look forward to next month's Sprint. It's all uphill from here. ;-)
KD3CA - Started out on 40 mtrs a few minutes without any luck , went to 80 mtrs for rest of sprint. was some very good signals, but band very QRN & QSB, at times. Many thanks to those that called. Many thanks to those that called & I just couldn't make it through the QRN . 73 to all Don
KF7WNS - Still looking for some better prop. Thanks to N4ARY for sticking with me to make the contact on 40m. 80m was pretty quiet and starting to pick up at the end.
KN2G - Very cool to get Fla! I tried out my Harbor Freight lithium battery to the 817 for this sprint. Good fun as usual.
N8SOP - My first contest ever. Running about 4W into a vertical from a Mountain Topper MT3B.
KE5YUM - I stayed on 80 during my allotted sprint time evaluating my QRPGUYS EFHW. I heard a few signals but worked KD3CA. Thank you for your patience with my light signal! I thought 1000 miles on 80 meters wasn't too bad. Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Terry .
W2JEK - Got on very late but did manage to make one QSO 72/73 DON W2JEK .
N4API - Heard only one NA signal on 40 meters tonight, but too weak for contact. Lots of noise on 40 meters. After 30 minutes, finally heard a few NA signals to contact on 80 meters, with a bit less noise on that band.
WA2JSG - Not many for me this evening, just 2 on 40m and 5 on 80. Used my IC-703 running 5w into a vertical off an old 12v car battery. American Morse Straight Key. Still fun!
KA2KGP - 20m was dead, 40m. was weak, 80m was good this sprint. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. key is old WWII German Junker. 73 to all
AB9BZ - I tried 20M - no luck - switched to 40M - I could hear a few stns calling, but they were in and out. Tried 80M - someone heard me, but I couldn't dig his info out of the noise. CWT started up and I worked 3 on 80M, but not enough of an exchange to count for the sprint. 72 - I hope for better luck next month.
K5TSK - Wife was leaving on a trip Thurs AM, didn't seem right to radio all night. Had almost an hour to play. Thanks for the
W8EWH - First time with new antenna (EFHW that I wish I could get higher) but which allowed me to work 80m for the first time. And as luck would have it, all the activity seemed to be on 80m tonight. Poor conditions on 40m. Conditions on 80m alternated good and bad, but when good, VERY good. Some very loud signals on 80m tonight. See you next month.
AK3X - Got on for the last 30 minutes on 80 meters. Band seemed pretty good. Thanks for the contacts. 72, Peter
K4CHT - Enjoyed the contest. Hope to see everyone next month.
WB9HFK - Only 4 QSOes on 40M. My noise level was a bit high - sorry to those I just could not pull out of the muck on 80M. I'll see everyone next month! 72, Mark WB9HFK
KC3RN - I've been away from the sprints for a while, but it was fun to come back. Only worked the first hour, but was able to make a few contacts.
N5GW - KX3 with internal keyer to a doublet. 40M had some type of loud pulse noise and 80M was only fair. Contacts were few and far between, apparently a combination of poor band conditions plus limited participation. Tried to pull in KF7WNS but the QSB dragon ate him! I hope conditions are better for the milliwatt sprint next month or it will be a bust! .
NN0SS - Band conditions very poor. One qso on 40meters rest on 80 meters
AD0YM - Forty meters was noisy and I experienced extreme QSB, especially early. Tried 80 meters for a while, but my only QSO required repeats and my search and pounces were not answered. Not a great night for the log, but at least I got on the air.
W4XX - Thanks for the contacts. Always fun to work the NAQCC Sprints. Looking forward to the milliwatt sprint in December. Here's hoping we have good conditions. Lionel J-36 into a MTR4 Mountain Topper at ~4W into a 80M doublet. The bug must weigh 5 or 6 times the rig! 72 from WV. --John
WX4RM - Conditions very bad, glad for the good operators who pulled me out of the noise tonight.
NF5U - Tonight was slim pickings here in Texas. Used my FT-817nd, battery powered with a 1969 Vibroplex Deluxe Bug. I wish all a Happy Thanksgiving and I will return next month for more cw fun. 73's Jerry
K5MBA - KX2 to homebrew 40M Bravo-7KR using wire elements. Low noise level on 40, but QSB severe at times - could have been related to off and on rain. I did participate in the October Sprint, but could not submit log due to a computer failure :( I still had fun! 73's Bob .
WI8J - My 2nd Sprint. Had a great time again. I apologize for QLF. :) I learned some things in Oct Sprint that helped me in this one. I am looking forward to Dec Sprints. 72
N8XMS - Arrived home an hour late and then only had about 15 minutes to play. Conditions were horrible and I was lucky to work the two that I did. I hope that everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving and please be sure to ask Santa for some propagation! .
N7QR - KX3, 1958 Vibroplex Presentation. Only the first hour, a couple stations heard on 40 and 80 but no takers. Russ Portland OR .
N8HWV - Took a while to find the party on 80m; but even when I did, the QSB plagued me. .
W0KFG - Man, that was brutal! Only worked one station, Lane WK4WC, and only heard one other but too weak to pull out. Looking forward to the mW but better have some improved condx here, hi. Ran my typical wire loop in garage attic @5w with '57 Vibroplex Lightning. 73 all.
W6JIM - Got my contacts in the last 8-minutes of the sprint! That was a close one! :-) .
K9EYT - K9EYT/4 winter op's west central F.L Rig 706mk2 ant 25 ft wire at 15 ft HOA stealth. worked 40m skip seemed to be long ,see you next time 72 Ray
N5AAS - First time to run this sprint. Wow! Lots of fun.
WB1GYZ - Band was long tonight, at least fer me. Big sigs were KD3CA and WB9HFK
W3TTT - The sprint happens while I need to leave for an hour in the middle. So I miss some time during the sprint. I got one contact on 40 early in the sprint, had to leave, and when I got back, 40 was quiet. So I switched to 80 and got four more contacts. I did hear a station in HI and thought that he came back to me, but not a complete contact there.
W8WEU - T Storms in DFW area plus CWT test @ 0300 made this sprint difficult.Looking forward to QRPP Srint in Dec. .
WB4OMM - Wow! Wadda night! Bands in pretty good shape here, not too much noise. Started calling CQ and got lots of steady responses....stayed on 40M for an hour, then went to 80M, with pretty much the same results. Only problem was fast and deep QSB on both bands, but signals were mostly 559 here with an occasional 579 or 599. Was nice to work so many familiar calls - and several on both bands! A number of new friends worked tonight too - glad to meet you. When 80M petered out, I went to 40M again, but quit as the high speed QRO folks came on at 0300Z. Was a lot of fun tonight. My sincere wishes to all for a safe and Happy Thanksgiving holiday....and see you next month! 72/73! Steve WB4OMM
NO2D - 20 dead; 40 noisy; 80 noisier. Wore out my arm after about an hour. Conditions better than last evening's Fox Hunt, but not much. As always, thanks to those who make these sprints possible. NO2D, Pete.
WB8LZG - Hello fellow sprinters! good sprint tonight. I operated from Geiger Key, Fla. NA-062, FD style. I used my FT-817 on 40M into a homebrew vertical with 4 radials laying a few feet from the ocean. Copy was a bit tough on some, but still managed to make QSO's with 7 members. I'll have a write up of my vacation ops in the next newsletter. Tns to all who pulled me out of the noise. I had a blast. 73 Gregg WB8LZG/4
W5UAA - 20 was dead. 40 was the only place I could search and pounce. K3RLL, you're in Florida for the winter? I understand. I don't get out well on 80 due to antenna limitations. One of the things I experience occasionally are two people calling CQ very near each other who don't hear each other. While KC3RN was giving me his exchange, someone else was giving me his (or her) exchange thinking I had called him (or her). Sorry, didn't catch your call sign. Sorry for the confusion. I hope to catch you next time. 72. W5UAA
KD0V - Use a straight key for this sprint for the first time in several years. It still works.
K3EMS - Didn't hear anyone on 40m.80 was extremely noisy here at my QTH.S8,S9- often worse. Apologies to KW2A and K4CHT- just couldn't dig enough out for a complete exchange. So anyway, I got frustrated and gave up early. Had one contact and I feel lucky to have gotten it. Till next time.
KQ1P - Apparently I owe more on my Heaviside bill. 1 QSO and that took effort through the S7 QRN here. .
N4MJ - Family ER situation. Missed all but the one. Bands sounded horrible anyway. Maybe better in December. 73 de n4mj
K4JPN - Tried 20M and 40M and could not hear or raise anyone, however 80M was hopping. A lot of QRN on 80M, but plenty of signals. 72, Steve K4JPN
WG8Y - Hi all, Started almost half hour late.Boy no 20m & 40M was not gud here in NC either. Spent my time in the Sprint on 80M which was fairly gud tonite. I worked a couple S&Ping but decided to try calling CQ. That worked ok for me. No matter. It's always fun working the Sprints. Everyone have a Great Thanksgiving! 72 all from N.C. Mark WG8Y
N2ESE - Noise very bad on all bands only 2 QSO'S in 1 hour!! 73 Gary N2ESE
W1PQO - Toughest sprint in a while. Lot of noise and QRM. KX-2 is a good radio but can only do so much. Happy Thanksgiving
KB1M - Poor conditions with wicked QSB, so had to resist the urge to call it a night early in the sprint. I always enjoy NAQCC sprints, my thanks to those that do all the work making them possible. 72/73, Walt
K1IEE - This was one of the most difficult band conditions on 40M. I stayed until the end of the sprint with only 3 contacts. Thanks to all 73 Dick
K3RLL - Back in antenna restricted FL and struggling for contacts. Signals were weak again tonight but my trusty friend RBN heard me, albeit with pretty dismal reports. Fortunately, I ran into six skilled ops who dug me out of the noise. And then after 15 minutes of QRP bliss, ... nothing. (SIGH)
K9DRP - Lot's of activity on the bands tonight! I found if I took a few seconds to take a drink, I lost my freq. But it's all fun. My EFHW fell out of the trees during the last month and I hung it 20 ft lower than it was before. Perhaps that's why I had to ask for so many repeats?
K5GQ - DURING one exchange, another station started calling CWT one hour early! I called him and asked him to .... and finished the exchange.
WA2FBN - Used my new YouKits CW40 Xcvr that I won in last months sprint drawing. Fun rig! EFHW sloper up 20ft and CWMorse straight key. Tnx to all and 72 Ken
W2SH - It was a tough night. Seven 40m QSOs in the first hour; nine 80m QSOs in the second hour. On 40m the CWOPS blanket much of the band with QRO signals at the start of the final half hour. That same moment is when a couple of traffic nets begin on 80m, but they are easily worked around.
K8NGW - Slow but heavy QSB on both 40 and 80 caused me to loose a few QSO's. Even with that, this sprint was still lots of fun!
NF8M - Put the J38 to work for about an hour tonight. Left early to get into the CWT, one of two times during standard time that we overlap with them. 40 went long as reflected by later QSOs in the CWT. There, I worked mostly Caribbean, fellows getting ready for the CQWW. 80 was fine, not too noisy and good prop. Tnx fer the QSOs. GL in WW - CU AGN next month.
N4ARY - I had a good run on 40 until the CWT started. 80 was noisy, but had a blast.
WB2LQF - Twenty was dead. Forty had lots of noise tonight. Made one contact and decided to call it a night.
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, Dipole @ 35 ft., CW Morse Black Plastic Navy Hand Key. QRN was pretty bad here, but not nearly as bad as the QRM polluting certain segments of the RF spectrum during the day and again in the evening during the sprint. That QRM makes me want to reinstitute my own political party of one, the IDIOT (I Do It Obnoxiously Too) party. Thanks to all who worked me. You kept me, for another month, from checking in to a rubber room! For that I am thankful and I wish a Very Happy Thanksgiving To All Of You And Your Families!! Lou, N8LA