April 2020 QRP/CW Sprint (#186)
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N2CN Comments -
133 logs in the final count, a big, big sprint, with many new participants. Welcome to all!
We had participants from 43 states and 3 provinces.
Cross-checking is complete and the results are final.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K1MZM 32 31 63 14 882 x2 1764 160 meter doublet @50 feet
KN1H 27 27 54 16 864 x2 1728 400' END FED WIRE
W1PQO 21 21 42 11 462 x2 924 Dipole@25'
K1IEE 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 OCF 120FT long @30FT
W2SH 35 34 69 22 1518 x2 3036 Inverted L 86'V, 68'H;270' cf dpl@45'
AA2VG 32 31 63 17 1071 x2 2142 Carolina Windom 80m-10m @ 42'
KA2KGP 26 26 52 14 728 x2 1456 G5RV @25 ft.
W2JEK 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 20m gp, 110 ft end fed
WA2JSG 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 Vertical
WA2FBN 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 EFHW at 20ft
N2GSL 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 End fed wire 30ft long up 24ft
KD3CA 44 41 85 24 2040 x2 4080 OCF Windom @55 ft
K3JZD 31 31 62 20 1240 x2 2480 40m dipole @ 25'
KE3V 33 32 65 15 975 x2 1950 80m loop @ 15ft
AK3X 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 102 ft doublet inv vee apex 27 ft
KA3TTT 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Magnetic loop indoors
N4OW 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 Butternut HP6v Elev.8'
W4NLT 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 84 ft end fed at 30 ft
K4JPN 16 15 31 12 372 x2 744 80M CF Zepp
WD4OHD 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 40m dipole at 30 ft
WX4RM 14 13 27 12 324 x2 648 6BTV gnd mtd vert
K4KBL 16 16 32 9 288 x2 576 OCF dipole @ 45'
W6UG/4 14 12 26 10 260 x2 520 Dipole @ 30'
WG8Y 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Hf2v vert & maxcon OCF@35ft
K4ARQ 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 EF Zepp @ 40'
K9IA 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 20 ft Flagpole
NA4O 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 End fed 30' wire@25'
N4WD 8 8 16 4 64 x2 128 OCF dipole @ 40 feet
N4FI 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 40 mtr attic dipole
W4QO 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 40M EDZ @ 60'
AC6NN 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 80m Loop
W4HH 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 End-fed 150-ft wire
N4API 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mounted 6BTV
K9EYT 4 4 8 2 16 x2 32 40'wire up 15ft
WD4CFN 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Doublet @ 40'
KK4ITX 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 35ft End Fed, Inv V
W4DUK 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 135 ft End-fed Wire at 20 ft
N5GW 34 34 68 21 1428 x2 2856 Doublet @ 20'
KE9DR 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 420' Random Loop @ 50'
W8WEU 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 CF Dipole @ 16 ft
W5UAA 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Doublet at 30ft
W2AFE 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 30' END FED 18 FT UP
KG5HCF 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Grnd mnt vertical
AC5BX 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 50' wire 6' up into a mulberry tree
N6TH 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 40/20m fan dipole at 35 feet
WU6P 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 EFHW@20' configured as inverted V
NT6N 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Roof mtd vertical @ 20'
W8KO 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 EFHW @ 30'
KF7WNS 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 232' OCF Long Wire
WY7N 8 8 16 4 64 x2 128 43' gnd mtd vert
WA7CS 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 80 meter dipole @ 20 feet
KE8DI 52 48 100 24 2400 x2 4800 Doublet @ 40 Feet
NX8Y 47 46 93 18 1674 x2 3348 Fan Dipole @50'
W8DXU 31 30 61 18 1098 x2 2196 OCF Dipole @ 20'
WB8LZG 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 Dipoles @ 30'
K8ZAA 23 22 45 13 585 x2 1170 Dipole@30', inverted L @ 35'
NF8M 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 6BTV (40) OCF dpl @35ft/bev (80)
K8AG 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 HW end fed inverted L up about 30 feet.
WB9HFK 56 54 110 23 2530 x2 5060 OCF Dipole at 25 Ft.
KC9IL 55 54 109 22 2398 x2 4796 G5RV at 40 feet
W9CC 18 18 36 10 360 x2 720 6BTV
W9GFB 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 Fan Dipole
K9QEW 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 4BTV GP VERTICAL
KD9EBS 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Attic Dipole at 25 Feet.
KB9ORH 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Vertical Ground Mounted
N8HWV 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 EFHW AT 15 FT
N0TA 40 39 79 20 1580 x2 3160 Doublet at 25 ft
W0EJ 38 36 74 20 1480 x2 2960 257' OCF @ 30'
N0AR 30 30 60 20 1200 x2 2400 R-5 @ 25' and 43' Vert. tuner, radials
KD0V 30 30 60 17 1020 x2 2040 Cf Zepp @ 30 feet
NN0SS 19 19 38 15 570 x2 1140 80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
N8LA 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 Dipole @ 35'
AA5LH 12 10 22 10 220 x2 440 Delta Loop @ 25'
AA0W 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 Dipole @ 28 feet
WB0UWE 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 G5RV dipole @ 20'
K0FNR 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Up and outer @10'
VA2EO 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 OCFD @ 30'
VE3SIF 10 9 19 9 171 x2 342 Random wire @ 20 feet
VA3NU 8 8 16 5 80 x2 160 H4BTV gnd mtd vert
VE3VVF 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 130' random wire - far end @ 50'
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
WB1GYZ 19 19 38 15 570 x1.5 855 Sloping Vee
WB2LQF 17 15 32 12 384 x1.5 576 63 FOOT INVERTED L AT 30 FEET
K3WWP 1 1 2 1 2 x1.5 3 ATTIC DIPOLE
KJ4R 28 28 56 19 1064 x1.5 1596 20M end fed wire / 40m and 80M Vertical
K3RLL 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 30 foot wire up and over garage
NF5U 35 32 67 19 1273 x1.5 1910 40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
WI5H 16 16 32 12 384 x1.5 576 20M Vert Wire Loop / 40M OCFD @ 36ft
K5GQ 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 Dipole @ 22 '
K8NGW 15 15 30 11 330 x1.5 495 43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials
N8XMS 16 16 32 10 320 x1.5 480 R7 Vertical
AA9L 38 38 76 16 1216 x1.5 1824 160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet
VE3IDS 14 12 26 11 286 x1.5 429 130' doublet @ 35'
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KB1M 23 22 45 13 585 585 20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30'
N2CN 23 22 45 11 495 495 40m dipole at 65 feet
N1JI 17 17 34 11 374 374 163 doublet @ 25'
KC1DVT 9 9 18 6 108 108 EFHW @ 30'
WI2W 21 21 42 15 630 630 80M End Fed Half Wave inverted L @ 75 ft
K2OID 16 15 31 11 341 341 80M OCF Dipole @ 40'
WA1GWH 15 13 28 11 308 308 40M 3/4 wave wire w/grnd system
N2JJF 6 6 12 5 60 60 Hustler 6BTV
N2ESE 5 5 10 5 50 50 Dipole@40ft.
NR3Z 38 36 74 17 1258 1258 OCF Dipole
WB4OMM 45 43 88 23 2024 2024 G5RV at 35 feet
N4MJ 27 27 54 16 864 864 40M Windom @ 40 feet
WK4WC 25 23 48 13 624 624 OCF DIPOLE UP 50'
W4OEP 21 20 41 12 492 492 Dipole @ 35 feet
N4SO 13 13 26 10 260 260 30 ft. Half Square
K0RGI 10 10 20 8 160 160 End fed wire @ 25'
KU4A 9 9 18 7 126 126 Sloping dipole @40'
KB7EIU 3 3 6 3 18 18 Gnd mtd vert
NI4U 2 2 4 2 8 8 Gnd mtd vert
@AD4N 12 12 24 9 216 216 40-6m ZeroFive Ground Plane
K5WX 16 16 32 13 416 416 ZS6BKW inverted Vee at 40 feet
N5AAS 9 9 18 7 126 126 Dipole @ 30'
KD2KW 3 3 6 3 18 18 Dipole @ 28 feet
KG5RXG 2 2 4 2 8 8 Random wire ran vertical 41ft
KE5YUM 2 2 4 2 8 8 EFLW @ 25 feet
W6JIM 7 5 12 6 72 72 Inverted-V at 40ft
KF7Z 31 30 61 18 1098 1098 Dpl@ 25'
KL0NP 2 2 4 2 8 8 Trail friendly 20/40 end fed, up 12 ft
AL7JK 1 1 2 1 2 2 20 mtr vertical
WX8J 43 43 86 21 1806 1806 Butternut Vertical ground mount
WA8SAN 20 20 40 14 560 560 End Fed Wire @ 25 Ft
K3CTN 16 16 32 9 288 288 G5RV Junior @ 30 ft
NN9K 55 54 109 25 2725 2725 130End Fed@24 ft.
KY0Q 28 27 55 16 880 880 6BTV trap vertical ground mounted
AB9BZ 15 15 30 9 270 270 EndFed @ 30ft
K9OSC 50 49 99 29 2871 2871 CF Zepp @ 30 feet
K0EW 7 7 14 5 70 70 OCF diipole @ 25'
VE3DQN 27 27 54 14 756 756 40/80m fan dipoles @40ft
VE3GNU 7 7 14 7 98 98 DXCC at 45'
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K7TQ 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 2 el yagi @ 60'
K4BAI 56 54 110 22 2420 2420 TH6DXX at 55'; 40 dip at 35'; 88' cf zep
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: 133
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 188
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2237
States represented: 43 + MB ON QC
N4SO - Thanks again to all participants. Missed a couple out West that could not make it into the log... Ken N4SO
KD3CA - Was a good sprint here, as conditions were quite good . with a little QRN & QSB at times. Many tnx to all for the calls, Sorry for the few repeats because of the QRM . 73 to all Don
N8HWV - time with kids tonight until 9:15. Well, one qso is better than none.
K9EYT - Rig Icom 706mk11 Begali Blade key, Ant 40 ft wire up 15 ft HOA stealth . Tnx for QSO's 72 Ray K9EYT NEAR TAMPA .
N2JJF - Heavy QSB tonight but did manage to work 6 stations. Will be back next month
NR3Z - Conditions were very good tonight. One of my best nights
K4KBL - Really short skip tonight worked 3 stations in my state. Noise level was terrible, more than usual. Still had a great time. Sorry that I couldn't pull through a few stations that were calling.
KF7WNS - 20 and 40m both strong to the East Coast tonight. 2 bander with Steve/WB4OMM. Great turn out and much fun. .
K1IEE - Worked 2 stations on 20M however spent most of the sprint on 40M. This will be my last sprint until I get to my new QTH in Alaska estimate about 3 months until my next sprint. Listen for me KL7/K1IEE Thanks to all 73 Dick .
K7TQ - More 20 m action than I expected, but deep QSB. 40 m productive. A fun way to spend two hours.
WA8SAN - Great Conditions and great FUN / Stay Safe All, Mike
VA3NU - Conditions pretty good tonite but QSB was deep at times so lost several contacts. Fun night. 72 Larry .
N4MJ - A fun evening. For a change 40m was quiet and consistent. Tnx to all participants. 73 de n4mj .
WB0UWE - Band was in typical state for this time of year, QSB and QRN. Heard a lot more than I worked, but the noise from a suspected marijuana grow operation next door makes life hard. Nye Viking key was not working well with my FT-817 and the old J-38 clone did not do much better. Need cathode or grid-block keying to clean tungsten contacts. Will be better prepared next time, but you have to start somewhere. 73 Steve WB0UWE .
KD9EBS - Greetings: Great conditions. Thank you all for the good time. Xiegu G90, running 5 Watts into attic dipole at 25'. J38 Straight Key. 72/73 DE KD9EBS
WB4OMM - WOWWEE!!! Whatta night! 20M here was HOT! I went the entire first hour working from NH to CA, NM and OR, and had KL7CW call me with a 559 signal. Made some 28 Qs in 17 states plus on in VE land. Finally ran out of folks. Moving to 40M was a whole 'nother story. S7 noise, but made 13 Qs over the next 45 minutes. Included ME to OR and a VE again, but most signal had QSB, some pretty dep. Went to 80M for the last 15 mins, worked 4 - NH to MN, MS and FL. Bad noise here to, and signals were marginal. Finally ran out of time! I worked many old friends tonight that I haven't worked in a great while. Was nice to see so many of them on the air. A great night here on the Florida East Coast - 45 Qs with 23 mults. It has been a long time since the condition here were that good! There is hope for propagation still!!!! AND IT WAS FUN!!! 72/73 to all, Steve WB4OMM
KB1M - 20 was very busy with many strong stations, its been a long tine since I've seen it so busy during a sprint and 40 was not far behind, lets hope that next month is as good. Thanks for the QSO's 72/73, Walt
VE3VVF - My first time taking part and actually making QSOs. Was fun. Operated outside QRP. I'm pretty sure I'll participate again. Thanks - Scott ve3vvf
N8XMS - Participation and conditions were both good for the 40 minutes that I was able to operate. .
NI4U - This was my first ever cw sprint! Thanks to the ops sending at a slower speed.
WB2LQF - Forty seemed pretty lively tonight. Used my IC-7300 dialed back to 5 watts and my KN4YB dual lever right angle bug. Not a bad way to spend another night of quarantine here in New York. .
KU4A - Best I've heard 40 meters in awhile. But couldn't find anybody on 80.
KA2KGP - 20m. was a bit better this sprint. 40 & 80 were good also but QRN on 80m. Good turnout due to everyone staying home. Rig: ICOM IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 & stay safe!
K3CTN - My last Sprint was Oct 2019, 40 meter band conditions for this Sprint were the best I have ever experienced.
KG5RXG - My 5th Sprint; first time actually making more than one QSO. .
AA2VG - Lots of fun! I decided to use my kit radio (KD1JV Weber Tribander). There is no better thrill than having a radio arrive in small parts,adding solder and winding toroids, then contacting Ham friends around the country. I even got to go across the country to CA. Thanks to Tim, N6TH. 72 Peter/AA2VG
W2JEK - Was a good night. Conditions good. Even worked 4 on 20M. Had a good time. 72/73 DON W2JEK .
N5GW - It was a thrill to hear 20M open up allowing most of my contacts. The rest were on 40M. I pooped out after a long day, missing the last half hour, but as usual it was great fun!
N4WD - A LITTLE FUN AFTER ALL THE STORMS AND TORNADOES IN OUR AREA. THANKS FOR A CHANGE. HOPE ALL SAFE AND STAYING HOME. 73
WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Fired up the FTdx1200 feeding trap dipoles at 30 feet last night. Great condx for a sprint ! 20m was open nicely at the start, and lasted for quite a while. Went to 40 after 1/2 hr to find it wall to wall QRP frenzy. No shortage of stations to work there, but the QRM was intense. Had to kick in the filters for sure. 20m propagation was long and short. I worked 2 CA stns as well as 1 IN stn and a bunch from the southland. Went to 80 for 5 more qso's at the end. Had a blast for sure. Nice to work many old friends and a few new members too. 73 , Gregg WB8LZG
VE3DQN - Bands seemed hopping tonight. Even got a few minutes on 20m before it closed. Kudos to W0EJ in SD whom I got on all three bands. .
AA5LH - Got to the rodeo a bit late. My plan was to start on 20M than move off to 40/80M. I was surprised that the former was still holding on. At the changeover to 40M, the majority of stations were running 559+ with no QSB. Many pileups were heard. Certainly, conditions were much better than seen in past months. Thanks to all stations worked & next time I will be on time. Take care everyone & remain safe.
K9QEW - 40 meter operation only. TX HB "Funmitter" RX TS530 Ant vertical. First Sprint this year since returning from AZ. QSOs with following stns: KU4A,W8DXU,N8XMS, WB9HFK, K3JZD, K4BAI,K8ZAA,K3CTN,WB1GYZ, AA9L, Overhaul a good night. STAY TUNED, 72/73s Daryl
VE3GNU - Best night in a long while, but was on for only an hour, and only on 40 and was pleased to contact SD---a 'rare one' for me. Jupiter at 5 w and Begali paddle. Thanks to all for your patience and courtesy. Ernie .
AA0W - 40 Meters seemed to be the band. No signals on 80 Meters. Operated the last hour did not try 20 Meters. KX2 internal battery
WA7CS - Darn - first day on the air after 2 years. Antenna went up this week. Had one QSO before the sprint, but no luck on 20 or 40 during. I'll see youse guys next time :-)
AK3X - In spite of the reminders sent I had in my head that the sprint was on Wednesday evening. Stumbled on K3JZD calling CQ NA at 0155, so essentially got in the sprint for the last 30 minutes. 40 meters was good so stayed there and had fun.. 72 to all, Peter .
WG8Y - Hi all, Got a late start. Almost didn't get on.Started 40 minutes late. My wife passed 2 weeks ago & things are not gud with me. Decided to give it a try as Ham radio has been my outlet for the last year & a half. Made 4 q's on 40m & decided to check 20m. Wow! It was open. Worked 7 more Q's.Worked all 4 corners on 20m of the good Ole USA. Well almost. Missed Maine but got NH. Pretty close. Pulled the plug just before 10PM.Been really tired but Glad I came in & worked part of the Sprint. Took my mind off things for awhile. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
W8DXU - Good conditions on 40 meters and a lot of participation by club members made for a very enjoyable sprint!
KB7EIU - This is the first time participating. I will be back. Thank you all for this type of event. Dan KB7EIU
WD4OHD - Little heard on 80m tonight except static crashes. Good propagation on 40m all evening. A fun sprint...the first one I've been able to participate in recently.
K3JZD - Lots and lots of activity on 40m. What I thought was a lot of QRN noise on 40m went away right at at 0231z. So I guess it was really all of the other stations all over the country that were 'in the background'. Nice to work this event when there is this much activity. (probably a bad reason that there was this much activity, but . . . ) Ziegu G90 - 5w - 40m Dipole Jody - K3JZD
K0RGI - Decent condx for the sprint tonight. 40 was the money band - a bit noisy and some QSB but otherwise quite nice. Thanks for a fun evening!
KC9IL - Great conditions on 40 meters. Signals didn't seem to be "quarantined" tonight! Thanks everyone for participating.
N4API - Lots of close together signals on 40 meter, but nothing on 80 meters. .
KN1H - A very interesting sprint! 1 1/2 hours in I discovered that the short I had put on my long wire because of a thunderstorm earlier in the week was still there! No wonder nothing tuned right. Seemed to make no difference on 20M but 40 was tough going. Great to work Bill W0EJ on all three bands! 72, John,KN1H
W4NLT - Made some QSOs on 6M just before NAQCC so 20M was open for a while. Most QSOs on 20M and 40M. Thanks to everyone, especially those that took the extra effort to make the QSO. 72 and ZUT!
KD2KW - Got started late as our club meeting occurred tonight. First time to work this event. Was loads of fun. Made first contacts using a new rig. .
N4OW - 40 was packed ! .
KE9DR - 20 Meters was hot for 45 minutes then I switch to 40, which was great also. My HB rig hung in there tonight. Lot of fun. 73 Bert
WU6P - Fun experience. QSB in 20m.
AL7JK - Hello to all ! Could hear a number of signals from stateside stns right at my noise floor. They would fade out never to return again. Kept at it until 0230z. KF7WNS, Gary popped out of the noise just long enough to complete the exchange of info. Got lucky ! Thought I was going to get skunked again. Used my Hilltopper 20 powered by 8 AA nimh batteries and a 20 mtr vertical with elevated radials. 73 to all, GL ur qrp !
W2AFE - This was my first sprint and only my 3rd contest. I appreciate everyone's patience with my cw skills. Operating from the YLs QTH in Roswell NM, with temporary wire up in the back yard surrounded by power lines contributing S5 noise on my KX2. Thanks especially to WB4OMM for his many repeats to get QSO solid.
N2GSL - THE LOG MIGHT BE SHOT BUT THIS MY FIRST TIME AND I HAD A BLAST
N0AR - Thanks everyone for the fun Sprint! Good to see a big gathering. Conditions were better than I've seen in a long time, worked both coasts on 20 and that has been very rare. Best local contact goes to Bill W0EJ across the line in S. Dakota. 72 and take care. Scott N0AR nr. St.Paul, MN
KE8DI - I have not been on the air much lately. Glad to hear some familiar call signs and new ones two. I started on 20 then 40 and never made it to 80 because 40 never really slowed down. Hopefully I will be a regular in the sprints again!
K8NGW - Some QSB on 20 and lots of QRN on 40. Even with that, it was another great evening to practice social distancing via CW!
N5AAS - Personal record. Good conditions in MS. 73 Enjoyed working everyone.
NN0SS - Great conditions on all bands
W9GFB - Many sprints have been missed but soon I will be a regular. Great fun will try the bug next time.
W0EJ - Been way too long. Tnx for all the fun and contacts, apologies to those I could not pull out. .
KY0Q - Great propagation on 40M and little QRN from storms. Enjoyed this Sprint a lot.
N1JI - Four weeks of no work and home isolation has one advantage - It's given me the time to get back on the air. The best results for me tonight were on 80 meters in the second hour. Thanks everyone!
KF7Z - Nice to finally get a little help from propagation, Nice to hear from John, K4BAI in GA. lots of fun tonight and starting to see quite a few numbers above 10000, thats great. 73 Danny
WA1GWH - Operated during the first 45 minutes and skip was quite short reflecting the higher sun angle I guess. Worked all around the northeast US from here near Syracuse, NY. The only "DX" was VA and OH! 72, Garry
AD4N - My first NAQCC event! 13 QSOs in 9 states on a single 9-volt battery, an MTR-3b pocket transceiver, and a ground plane antenna. Hard work, but most fun I've had in twenty years in a contest! I've since joined NAQCC (# 10296). I'll be back!
AC6NN - Didn't have much time but got a couple of contacts. First sprint in quite a few years. .
WB9HFK - I stayed on 40M for the entire 2 hours. I thought conditions were pretty good - especially compared to some Winter months. Thanks for all the QSO's and look for everyone next month! 72, Mark WB9HFK
NX8Y - Great fun. Was able to work all 2 hours. Condx in Oh seemed good w/little atmospheric noises. Only had a couple of calls I couldn't pull out...sri. I think all but one of my QSO's came by calling CQ. 72.
NF5U - Fun Sprint tonite, sorry I missed a few calls. At times band seemed quiet, and the qrn. Hung out on 40m all nite. 73's see you guys next month, Jerry NF5U .
W4HH - Lots of activity on 40.
K3RLL - Really tough sledding here tonight on 40m. 599 both ways with N4OW in PSL FL, but even RBN had trouble hearing me elsewhere tonight. Must have forgotten to pay my 40 meter dues again. 72 ... Don .
W2SH - Listening on 20m a few minutes before the start indicated a dead band. But then I heard a few brief carriers and at 0030Z signals began appearing around 14,060 kHz. Eight QSOs were logged during the first half hour before moving to 40m. There the activity was frantic and the QRM intense. The final half hour was spent on 80m where there was both little noise and little activity. Only five QSOs, all with strong signals, resulted.
KA3TTT - I had a great time in my first NAQCC sprint. I worked two stations during a relaxing night with my straight key. First I worked WA1GWH. We had an easy exchanged, and I thought about how much I enjoy QRP events. Later I found W1PQO in heavy QRM. My phased antenna array didn't even knock it out. Nevertheless we made a QSO, and he indicated QRM as well. Nothing like getting a hard QSO! See you next month.
K5GQ - NF5U was S9 loud! Out of eight CWA students only one worked me. N5AAS
WI2W - First time participating. Had fun. Maybe next time I'll dust off a straight key. Thanks for the QSO'S! 72, Steve WI2W .
WB1GYZ - Picked up an old bug at a hamfest earlier this year. After cleaning, polishing, oiling, adjusting, and with hours of practice, decided to try it on the Sprint. It works well except that it goes too fast even at its slowest setting. Added additional lead weight but it is still a speed demon for a casual Sprint. So it's back to the SK, though the old bug does lend a touch of yesteryear nestled between the Bencher paddle and Junker straight key.
NA4O - Progress is being made in my new location with a very simple wire antenna. My best effort yet. Maybe there is hope! It was great hearing so many stations on tonight.
AA9L - Wow! Lot's of activity tonight. Wonder if it was band conx or the quarantine or both? Something to do on a Tuesday evening. Great fun de AA9L, Rich
AB9BZ - Thanks for a great sprint, the noise was not bad at my QTH this evening. I got my uBitx on the air with a NESCAF filter and step attenuator. Thanks for the contacts. 73 .
NN9K - Sure wanted to go out to my favorite hill to work this but tooo cold, temp in the 30s and snow expected tonight. But had fun any, social distancing in the house.
KE5YUM - The bands were good but SWR started acting up so I had to cut the sprint short. All the best and stay healthy everyone. 5 watts to an EFLW @ 25 feet.
WA2FBN - Only was able to operate last half hour of sprint. Forty was noisy but heard some good sigs. 72 Ken .
WA2JSG - Used my IC-7200 turned down to 4 to 5 watts and a Bencher Str Key into a multiband vertical. Started on 20m, then 40m, and ended on 80m. Good condx here. Best wishes for all to stay well in these trying times. Curt WA2JSG NJ 3457
KK4ITX - Had a great time. Surprised to get Steve (WB4OMM) so strong at only 93 miles between us. I have been listening for him during Parkpeditions for 2 years with no luck ! .
K4JPN - Not much luck on 80M, 40M seemed to be hot and then at the end 20M gave me several new SPC. 72 Steve K4JPN
K0EW - Lots of activity tonight! Made my first ever sprint contacts on 20 meters. .
K4BAI - Excellent band conditions on 80 and 40 and good participation. Thanks for all QSOs.
NF8M - I remembered last month's sprint after it was over and as I was tuning up for the CWT so I made sure not to forget this month. Had a good time just S&P but 40 was active with lots of loud signals. TNX and see you at virtual Dayton next month! .
W4QO - Only had 9 minutes but it was fun! Had not entered in a while. KX3@5 watts- 40M EDZ .
N8LA - KX3, 5W, 200' Dipole @ 35', CW Morse Black Plastic Hand Key. Greetings to all. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to all whom I could not copy. Finally realized a way to copy, possibly, a signal that was strong enough but was covered up, quite a bit, by noise -- QSY 1 KHz! The sprint cheered me up since, for about the seventieth year in a row, the Easter Bunny did not show up with an Easter Basket for me!!! Am praying for the good health of all of you and yours. Vy Best 72 to all. Lou, N8LA .
KJ4R - Started out on 20 but band seemed to die pretty quickly after sunset here in SC. Moved to 40 and when it ran out I moved down to 80. Seemed to me that all the bands were noisy tonight. I guess it's getting that time of year. Hope everyone is doing okay through the Covid 19 ordeal. We hams have been experts at social distancing for years. Sprints are always fun and special thanks to N8LA who stuck with me and even did a QSY down a bit to get away from some noise so he could copy me. Thanks Lou! 73 to everyone until next month. .
WX8J - My first NAQCC Sprint! Had a great time and spent all of it on 40 meters. QRP makes for a level playing field and nearly all contacts were easily heard. Good prep for FD 2020 as 1E QRP. Looking forward to May's run and hearing y'all again!
WK4WC - A personal record for me. Participation was really high and 40m was outstanding. Thanks to all for contacts and patience. 73 Lane
WY7N - Hi Guys, On impulse (at 22:45Z) I decided to do the sprint tonight... FD style. Had everything gathered up and loaded into SUV by 00:15Z. Drove to a local salt pond, just south of the Great Salt Lake. Arrived and began setting up 43' vertical next to pond. Some of the ground plane wires were actually tossed into the pond. First contact at 01:29Z. This was a great warm up for 7QP and FD. I will be operating 7QP from UT/WY border (two rare counties UTDAG/WYSWE) on May 2-3 2020. I'm also sponsoring a 7QP plaque:Outside 7th Area Single-Op (Unassisted) QRP CW. Note that you must have at least 40 contacts to be eligible to win. Work me during 7QP and I'll send you a special QSL. 73!
K8AG - Had to bow out early. Lots of noise. Than's spring. Stay safe all. .
WX4RM - Glad to actually hear stations on 20 meters again, though I wasn't able to be heard. The 40 meter band was wide open, with signals coming from all directions. My transmit pattern must have been quite different than usual, since at least half of the stations worked were for the first time, a good surprise. Had fun again.
VA2EO - That was my second naqcc sprint, good conditions and fun relax contest. See u next month 73. .