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January 2021 QRP/CW Sprint (#195)


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


IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning to operate in the sprint from a state other than your home state - OR - will be using a callsign that is different from one that you have used in previous sprints we need to know about it for our cross checking and record keeping. Please email Corey with this information before the start of the sprint.


See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:
None

Date and time:
Thursday, January 21, 2021, 0130-0330 Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible.

Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.

2021-01-25 00:00:00 GMT+00:00 left to submit your log


KF0U Comments - All caught up as of this afternoon (Friday). Next update after work. Thanks to all who participated.

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

W1 Division
K1MZM    40   39  79   20 1580  x2  3160  160 meter horizontal loop at 55 feet
KN1H     33   33  66   19 1254  x2  2508  400' END FED WIRE
WB1GYZ   15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  Sloping Vee 
N1JI      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  163' doublet @ 20'

W2 Division
WA2NYY   31   31  62   20 1240  x2  2480  80m OCF dipole at 30'
W2SH     27   27  54   18  972  x2  1944  270' cf dpl @ 45'
KA2KGP   18   18  36   14  504  x2  1008  G5RV @ 25 ft.
K2CWM    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  Vertical (elevated)
KN2G     11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  73 ft vertical 
W2JEK     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  End fed wire 110 ft. long
KD2JWH    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  Par EndFedz

W3 Division
KD3CA    29   29  58   19 1102  x2  2204  OCF  Windom @55 ft
KC3MIO   26   25  51   17  867  x2  1734  135' OCF dipole up 45' at the feed point
K3JZD    19   19  38   13  494  x2   988  107' EFRW @ 20'
AK3X      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  102ft inv vee apex 27 ft. 300 ohm feed

W4 Division
WG8Y     31   31  62   21 1302  x2  2604  80M Full wave loop
KC5F     29   29  58   18 1044  x2  2088  80m end fed half wave at 40'
K4JPN    23   22  45   13  585  x2  1170  80 M CF Zepp
K4PQC    19   19  38   11  418  x2   836  Wire loop at 25' in and around trees
WB8LZG   15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  75' EF wire top @50'
W4NLT    13   13  26    8  208  x2   416  84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft
WX4RM     9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  6BTV gnd mtd vert
N4OW      7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Butternut HP6v Elv. 8'
K8LBQ     8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Inverted vee @ 30'
W8DXU     6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  Indoor end fed wire
K9EYT     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  50' END FEED WIRE
NA4O      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  OCF "L"@20'

W5 Division
N5GW     32   32  64   18 1152  x2  2304  Doublet at 25'
KE9DR    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  420' Random Loop @ 50'

W6 Division
AI6SL     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Inverted V fan @ 32'

W7 Division
N7KM     14   13  27   12  324  x2   648  ZS6BKW INVERTED VEE APEX 45 FEET
WB7GR     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Gnd mtd vertical

W8 Division
AB8RL    19   19  38   11  418  x2   836  G5RV up 30 ft

W9 Division
WB9HFK   10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  150 Ft. Random Wire
W9CC     10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  Gnd mtd vert
N8HWV     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  EFHW AT 15 FT

W0 Division
N0TA     27   26  53   16  848  x2  1696  Doublet @25'
K6XT     20   20  40   14  560  x2  1120  Center fed long wire; 1/4 wave ground pl
NN0SS    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
K2HT      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  80 Meter Horizontal Loop (40'-20')
KA8HDE    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  G5RV @ 30'
NO2D      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  80m doublet @ 30'
AD0YM     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  OCF Dipole at 30FT

Canada Division
VE3SIF    8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  End-fed wire
VE9BEL    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  End-fed dipole @ 25ft

DX Division

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

W1 Division
NF1U     12   12  24   10  240 x1.5  360  End fed wire

W2 Division
WA2FBN    7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  Dipole at 25 ft
WB2LQF    1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  63' Inverted L at 35'

W3 Division
NN3E      5    5  10    5   50 x1.5   75  40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '
K3WWP     2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  ~110' attic random wire

W4 Division
W4ELP    38   38  76   19 1444 x1.5 2166  80m windom @ 50'
KJ4R     13   13  26   11  286 x1.5  429  40m 33'  vertical  80m 67' wire vertical

W5 Division
K5GQ      9    8  17    8  136 x1.5  204  Dipole @ 17 feet
NF5U      9    9  18    6  108 x1.5  162  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft

W6 Division
N6HDV     3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  Roof mtd vert

W7 Division
N7QR      5    5  10    3   30 x1.5   45  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials

W8 Division
AB8FJ    13   13  26   11  286 x1.5  429  End-Fed Wire @ 15'
K8NGW    14   14  28    9  252 x1.5  378  43' gnd mtd vert
N8XMS     4    4   8    4   32 x1.5   48  HyGain AV640

W9 Division
K9DRP    17   17  34   13  442 x1.5  663  EFHW 80 @ 40 ft

W0 Division
KD0V     21   20  41   14  574 x1.5  861  CF Zepp @ 40 feet
K0LAR     4    4   8    4   32 x1.5   48  OCF Windom @ 20'
AE0IB     2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  End fed wire ant
 
Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
W1ND     21   20  41   12  492       492  124.5' (Plus or minus) Random Wire Up 35
KB1M     10   10  20    5  100       100  40 M Dipole @ 30ft
WY7N      6    6  12    5   60        60  OCF Dipole @ 100'

W2 Division
K2OID    14   14  28   12  336       336  80M OCF Dipole @ 40'
N2ESE    10   10  20   10  200       200  120ft dipole @35ft
K2HN      3    3   6    3   18        18  Gnd mtd vert

W3 Division
NN3U      2    2   4    1    4         4  Inverted L

W4 Division
K4KBL    30   30  60   20 1200      1200  HyEndFed @ 50'
WB4OMM   24   24  48   17  816       816  G5RV at 35 feet
N4MJ     24   23  47   16  752       752  40M Windom @ 25 feet
K4BAI    12   11  23   11  253       253  40M dipole, zepp, 80M inverted vee
K3RLL    12   12  24   10  240       240  After-Dark Only Black 4-BTV
AA2MX    11   11  22   10  220       220  80 MTR OCF DIPOLE
AG4CC     4    4   8    4   32        32  58' random wire inverted V at 23'
KU4A      4    4   8    3   24        24  40m slp dip@40', DX-B on 80m
W2QL      3    3   6    2   12        12  Loaded Dipole at 14 feet
W4DUK     1    1   2    1    2         2  96' wire @ 10'.

W5 Division
K5WX     13   12  25   10  250       250  ZS6BKW inverted Vee @ 40FT
WI5H      7    7  14    5   70        70  OCFD @ 33ft 40M
N5AAS     5    5  10    3   30        30  Dipole @ 30'
W7YC      1    1   2    1    2         2  Dipole @ 50'

W6 Division
KI6M     14   13  27   10  270       270  Dipole @ 20'
WU6P      6    6  12    4   48        48  Dipole at 30'

W7 Division

W8 Division
WI8J     13   13  26    8  208       208  130 ft EFHW at 20 ft.
WA8SAN   10   10  20    9  180       180  End fed wire @ 25 Ft
N8HZM     8    8  16    8  128       128  Efw@40 ft.
WB8ENE    8    8  16    6   96        96  135' doublet @ 15'

W9 Division
NN9K     23   21  44   17  748       748  130ft end-fed @25ft
KY0Q     11   11  22    9  198       198  EFHW 35 ft
AB9BZ     0    0   0    0    0         0  EFHW @ 30ft

W0 Division
K0EW      7    7  14    6   84        84  OCF Dipole @ 25'
K9OSC     5    5  10    5   50        50  CF Zepp @ 30'
N8LA      5    5  10    5   50        50  Dipole @ 35'
N0MII     2    2   4    2    8         8  Dipole @ 25'
KC2MJT    2    2   4    2    8         8  9:1 UNUN into downspout and rain gutter

Canada Division
VE3DQN    2    2   4    2    8         8  80/40 trap dipole @18ft

DX Division

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

Straight Key
KF6C     17   15  32   12  384  x2   768  40 Steppir DB18 at 50 ft. 80 dipole 50ft

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SOAPBOX:
N8XMS - The QRN on 40m was really intense. After 30-minutes and only 4 QSOs I pulled the plug. My ears are still ringing!

WB4OMM - Greeting Folks! Could only get the first hour in tonight, but it was slow and steady. Lots of QSB, but decent signals. Surprised to work CA tonight! Also a new recent member - Karen AG4CC #10271....welcome! Hope to see some of you in the 160M next week......72/73! Steve WB4OMM

N0TA - 40m was OK, but 80m was Great! Thanks for the Q's.

N0MII - 40m was sounding good an hour before the contest. What happened? Ah well -- still fun!

K4KBL - Finally got my HyEndFed and able to get on 80 meters this evening. Had a great time as is aways the case !!

N4OW - Very few stations heard on 40 or 80. High line noise and poor conditions. My MFJ Rx loop allowed me to hear the few stations I worked. Apologies to any stations that called and I did not respond. Hope for a repair to the power lines before the next sprint. 72 de AL, N4ow 7700

WB2LQF - Made one contact (K4PQC) just to avoid getting skunked. Lots of noise, very deep QSB. Still getting accustomed to my new FTDX-10. Receiver is hot! Menu navigation is logical. Lots of control over signal manipulation - love the APF and CONTOUR. See y'all next month.

K3RLL - K3 to the flat black 4-BTV that can only come out of the garage under the cover of darkness (Darned HOA). Great night! Forgot to use my bug, however, and struggled with a sticking paddle. More 'old friends' tonight than in a long time. It was GREAT! 72/73 ... Don

KC2MJT - It was a pleasure to finally get back on the air despite terrible band conditions. It's been about two years since I've participated in a club sprint. Recently moved from NY to MO. Unfortunately into an HOA restricted neighborhood. Nevertheless, with a 9:1 UNUN into a rain gutter I've been able to make quite a few contacts QRP CW. Tonight however, although I heard some members down in the mud, only two responded and I'm not sure my first contact got my call. Part of the fun. 72

WB8Y - Hi all,Started on 80M and stayed there for all but 2 Q's on 40M. Some QRN but not too bad. Missed a letter or a no.a couple times. Tnxs for the fills guys. Started 8 min. late & stopped when the dog wanted out at 0249. Hi Hi. Used my Vibroplex SK that I recently picked up. Nice Key.I enjoy working the Sprints. Fun hearing familiar calls & a few new ones. Take care everyone. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

NF1U - Was only able to play for an hour. 40 & 80 pretty noisy but plenty of stations heard

NO2D - Called CQ on 80 meters with no takers. On 40 meters picked up a couple of 100w QSO's and decided to call it a night. Pete, NO2D.

K2CWM - Made a dozen contacts. Ran my old IC-703 with MAXSET at 5 watts, 12v in. Vertical antenna and Lionel J-38 straight key. Stay well all...

N5AAS - Seemed like activity was low tonight. Perhaps conditions not so good.

K6XT - Late start 20 was dead. Great to be heard as far as New England on 80M. First use of AC2C logger really works well. 73 Art

AB8FJ - Single band effort on 80M tonight. Rig used was my K3/10 @ 5W to the End-Fed Random Wire. Bug used was my Lafayette Radio Electronics Bug from 1971 ... same as a BK-100. Great fun this evening, even with the noise on the band. TNX all for the QSOs tonight!

KE8DR - Did better than normal, 20 was dead but 40 and 80 had lots of activity. Had lots of fun. Thanks to all. 73, Bert KE9DR

KC5F - A little noisy on 80m, but good conditions on both 40m and 80m tonight. Just S&P, this time, but lots of good signals out there. Thanks, all!

KN1H - Great to hear everyone tonight, lots of activity in spite of the QRN and QSB. IC-7300 and Nye Viking Master Key. 72, John

WA2NYY - Strong signals and lots of activity on 80 tonight. 20 and 40 were pretty quiet. Took awhile to get going on 80. There were many stations responding to my CQs. Sorry if I missed some of you. Dont give up, I try to work everyone I can hear. Longest haul on 80 was WY7N in Utah. 72 Mark

K0EW - 80M was really active tonight! W4NA, thanks for your patience tonight, we were working at the upper edge of my speed. 73

W1ND - First one of the year. I missed the last few. Always a challenge. Got more 40m contacts this Sprint than before (which was 0). Got chased off 40M by a pesky CWT op who really wanted that frequency. Lots of QRN both natural and man-made. From 3.560 to about 3.563 was lost here tonight by something other than the normal Leds that were off for this sprint. Started the Sprint with a goal to make 5 QSOs. At 5, I said 10. At 10, I said 15, at 15 I said 20, then had to do a safety since I got one non-NAQCC contact.

AA2MX - I had a good time as usual, thanks all!!

K1MZM - Another good night on 80 meters. I was unable to copy anyone on 40. Thanks to everyone for making it a fun Sprint.

K3JZD - Good session. IC-7300 at 5w to 107' EFRW at 20' Jody - K3JZD

K9DRP - Started out slow on 40. Checked RBN to see if I was being heard and it showed N0TA on the freq I was calling! Last night for the fox hunt I spent 1 1/2 hours trying to hear WB4OMM's signal with no luck. Tonight he's 579 on the same band. Go figure! Lots of sigs made for lots of fun tonight. 73 Don

K4PQC - First completed NAQCC Sprint in a long time. A little noisy on 40 meters but lots of strong signals. Weather here clear and cool. Good evening for a sprint.

KD2JWH - First time on or live. Very excited and although I made no contacts, I certainly got some of the first time jitters out of the way.

AI6SL - Not much activity out west. Heard some faint east coast stations but could not get their attention.

K8NGW - An hour on 40 and an hour on 80. This evening was the first time I hit California (KI6M) in these sprints. A great way to spend an evening! See you next week on 160M.

N4MJ - Some new ones, some old ones, still fun. 40m was long as usual. 80m was almost decent, exception was QRN but that settled some late in the game. Thanks to all who participated. 73 de n4mj

W2JEK - Got on late. Conditions seemed good. Hsd sa good time. 72/73 DON W2JEK

K5GQ - Wow.. what a change from December. Had zero Qs. called CQ no answers. answered station but they did not hear me.

N8HZM - Got a late start and my granddaughter called. There are priorities!

K2OID - 40M better than the past few sprints but still not great. Made most QSOs on 80M. Thanks to AI2T for sticking with me due to bad QSB.

NA4O - I would say it was a rough night, but actually that is just the norm now. But I found my antenna can work a little bit on 80. KX3@5W, wire antenna out the back window, Vibroplex Straight Key.

N7QR - 52st sprint - KX3, 1958 Vibroplex, Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials for an hour and a half. 7038 was popular, but high noise level. Thanks to all who had to repeat. CU next month! Russ, Portland OR

WX4RM - Considerable amount of noise on 40 tonight.Gave 20M a try at the start of the Sprint, nothing heard. Again 80M was the most productive. Was glad to work W4ELP from VA, who had a recently issued member number. Had fun as always!

NN3E - Stay safe and well everyone .. Enjoyed the QSO's. 72 Kevin NN3E

AB8RL - Rig Yaesu FTDX-10 @ 5 watts performed well on weak signal CW. Did not hear much activity on 40 but 80 was fairly good.

AD0YM - Divided my time between a couple of on-air events tonight. No NAQCC activity heard on 20 meters. Spent most of my time on 40 meters, there gave up on some "strong" stations because they were not hearing me. Tried 80 meters but without success. I think QSB may have been the culprit. Used my unbranded J-38 key from my Novice days for all of my QSOs tonight. It is not pretty, but it gets the job done. -72, Mike

W4ELP - Just joined NAQCC, first sprint. Good conditions. Lots of fun.

AB9BZ - Had a brief contact with KI5WG but QSB took us out. I was glad to make this contact using my rebuilt DDS controlled 49er at 1W. Switched over to a 5W rig, called and called CQ, but no luck. 72/73 ab9bz

VE9BEL - Quiet here tonight, but still it was a lot of fun. 73 Bernard

WI8J - Started on 80M and stayed there. 80M seemed to get better as the night went on. Thanks for the contacts! 72

K4BAI - Time limited this month. 17 minutes. 3 QSOs on 40, 9 QSOs on 80. Thanks for the QSOs. 73/73, John, K4BAI.

WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Still operating /4 from Florida. good condx fer a sprint last evening. What a difference a good antenna makes! I finally got a 75' of wire up in my nearby pine tree in an end fed config with the top at abt 50 feet,sloping down at 45 deg and fed right at the stn on the porch. Happily it tuned up great on 40, 80, es 30m too. 15 good QSO's this month vs 4 Q's last month. Lots of signals on 40 last night. Glad to hv worked several old friends as well as 2 new members. A big welcome to Karen, 10271 and Ed, 10603. Glad to have you joining in the fun. $0 was the money band and I worked almost all I could hear. KI6M had a good sig here, but he couldn't hear me. Ended on 80 with 2 QSOs. Great fun with a handful of watts. SRI to a few who called me, es I couldn't pull you out of the fray. See you all next month. 73, Gregg #1444

WB8ENE - 40 meters was pretty dead here, so I made all my contacts on 80. Rig is Elecraft K3 and used Bencher BY-1 paddles. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art

WA2FBN - Tough condx nothing heard on 40m or 20m and 80m noisy with QSB. Tnx to all who copied me. DL150 bug. 72 Ken

WB7GR - Contacts were hard to find even thought the QRN was better than usual.

KD3CA - Conditions pretty good ,A little QRN and QRM at times, Started and stayed on 80 meters . Great fun as usual . Many tnx for the calls . All the very best to all . 73 Don

K4JPN - Not much luck on 40M, 80M much better, but heavy QRN caused me to miss a few. 72, Steve K4JPN

KC3MIO - Pretty good conditions based on the number of QSOs made by participants. I didn't bother with 20 but went first to 40 and made one contact, but 80 was where the activity was. I kept checking 40, hoping for a QSO, but made only one (in UT) and once the CWOPS came on, there were too many stations to find sprinters. But 80 did provide plenty of signals. My first sprint using the Icom 705 was plenty of fun. Thanks to all my contacts, the author of the NAQCC logger and the NAQCC. I'm looking forward to trying the 160 sprint next week. Happy New Year to all!

KA2KGP - 40M didn't hold up for too long here in WNY, so I did 80m for the rest of the sprint. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. w/ old WWII German Junkers straight key. 73 to all.

N5GW - KX3 to hb tuner & doublet -rake tine straight key. 20M was about dead here. 40M was in good shape with only mild QRN. After a bit over one hour the CWT gang showed up, meaning it was time to move to 80M which was in fair shape except for QRN.

K9EYT - Did not hear much down in the Tampa Bay area,KX3, Key Begali Blade, ant 50' end feed wire at 25'B 72 RAY

NN0SS - All QSO's on 80 meters Good condx. Sorry AI6SL QSB

K2HN - First time in. Not easy. Hope to improve.

NN3U - Thought conditions were tough for this sprint. Bands noisy. Nothing heard on 40, both contacts on 80. First sprint for new call sign (old call sign K3EMS)

N7KM - Long skip tonight didn't hear any stations in the western US. I got on late and only had about 35 minutes to enjoy the sprint. I just made a trade and got my K2 back which I built 20 years ago. It was sure nice to have it home and on the air. Thanks to everyone for the sprint it was fun.

AK3X - Fun sprint. Time constraints as usual limited participation. Happy New Year, Peter.

W2SH - 20m was lifeless. 40m seemed under-populated and with only six QSOs during the first half hour I sensibly moved to 80m where there was plenty of activity. It was interesting to easily work K6XT in CO, nearly 1,800 miles distant.

KN2G- Another great night on my hb 73' vertical. 40m was tough but productive while 80 was crowded but doable. It makes my wife happy to see me use the vertical since the hard line to feed it "cost a lot". The ground is now saturated with moisture creating a decent ground plane. The effect was obvious. My vertical was louder than my inverted vee and man made noise was less. I hope to get radials and a tuning coil on it for the 160 next week.

N8LA - KX3; 5W; 200' Dipole Up 35'; NAQCCode Warrior Paddles. First and foremost, most sincere apologies to NN3E, KC5F, and WI8J, stations whom I may have led to believe that I was able to copy all of their information even though I was unable to do so. Also, my puzzlement about whomever was operating K4BKL whose license QRZ lists as having expired in 2012. Also, my thanks to W9CC and AD0BI, two very dear friends whom I was delighted to work. Furthermore, my apologies to those who put up with my ineptitude in sending with the Code Warrior paddles. The noise at my QTH was especially horrendous during the sprint. It made me wish that Hiram Percy Maxim had developed a QRN silencer as well as a firearm silencer. All the Best to all of you fine people. My prayers for your safety go out to all of you. Lou, N8LA