January 2021 QRP/CW 160 Meter Sprint
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SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 160 Antenna W1 Division K1MZM 25 21 46 14 644 x2 1288 160 meter doublet at 50 feet W2 Division W2SH 21 20 41 15 615 x2 1230 270' cf dpl @ 45' KF6C 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 dipole at 50 ft KN2G 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 73 ft vertical W2JEK 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 110 ft end fed wire up 20 ft W3 Division KD3CA 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 OCF Windom @55 ft KC3MIO 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 135' OCF dipole up 45' at the feed point AK3X 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inv vee at 27 ft. Twin lead feed/tuner W4 Division WG8Y 10 9 19 9 171 x2 342 Coil loaded inveted L WT4U 8 7 15 8 120 x2 240 base-loaded 75' end-fed inv V KD4MSR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 80 meter end-fed half-wave @ 60' W4NLT 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 84 ft end fed in V configuration at 30ft W5 Division N5GW 11 8 19 9 171 x2 342 T vertical 50' high W6 Division K6GPB 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 G5RV W7 Division W8 Division NF8M 12 11 23 10 230 x2 460 Inverted L @ 40 ft/Beverage rcv W9 Division WB9HFK 13 12 25 12 300 x2 600 150 Ft. Random Wire W9CC 4 3 7 3 21 x2 42 inverted vee N8HWV 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 EFHW AT 15 FT W0 Division K6XT 5 4 9 4 36 x2 72 160 GP 1/8 wave AA0W 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Dipole @ 30 Feet Canada Division DX Division SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 160 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division W3 Division WA3FIR 7 7 14 6 84 x1.5 126 dipole @ 20' W4 Division KI4IO 22 21 43 15 645 x1.5 967 165' inverted-L, vertical portion 75' KJ4R 9 9 18 9 162 x1.5 243 135' Inverted L WD4CFN 6 5 11 5 55 x1.5 82 110' Doublet up about 40 feet W5 Division W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division W9 Division W0 Division Canada Division VE3IDS 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 130' doublet @ 35' DX Division SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 160 Antenna W1 Division W1ND 10 10 20 8 160 160 124.5' Random Wire up 35' Inverted L K1SX 4 4 8 4 32 32 Inv L 65/, 20 radials W2 Division WA1GWH 12 12 24 11 264 264 66 ft base loaded inverted L & grnd syst WY7N 15 14 29 8 232 232 OCF Dipole @ 100' W3 Division W4 Division KB9ILT 25 25 50 16 800 800 End fed wire at 60 feet K4BAI 12 11 23 10 230 230 Inverted L, Apex at 50' WB4OMM 2 2 4 2 8 8 160M Sloper (Tower) AE4JB 0 0 0 0 0 0 g5rv @20 ft W5 Division K5WX 1 1 2 1 2 2 ZS6BKW @ 40 FT...MISMATCHED ON 160m !! W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division WI8J 2 2 4 2 8 8 130 ft wire at 20 ft. W9 Division W0 Division KK0U 12 12 24 12 288 288 40m dipole loaded as a T vertical W0PWE 11 10 21 9 189 189 80M doublet at 55ft. Feedpoint shorted N8LA 7 6 13 7 91 91 dipole @ 35' Canada Division VE3DQN 22 21 43 14 602 602 160m dipole @40ft DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 160 Antenna Straight Key Bug Keyer/Keyboard W2QL 8 7 15 8 120 120 Four Square Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
K1MZM - First time using my new QRP rig based on Hermes 2 Lite board. A little hard to get used to the sharp filters and some overload of the ADC front end. Thanks for everyone's patience. Lots of strong signals on 160 tonight but the most fun was trying to dig out the really weak signals. Sorry for those of you I just could not copy.
W1ND - First NAQCC 160M Sprint. Didn't expect much and did much better than I'd thought. Put the KX3's APF to great use. Lost: KD3CA and N8HHG (Heard both at about 559+) Wasn't expecting to go this long as well, that meeting in the morning is going to arrive faster than I hope.
W2SH - NAQCC's first 160m sprint was in 2007, three years after the Club's establishment. I've participated in all 15 of these topband affairs. Conditions were unremarkable, but during the second hour noise levels were lower and signal strengths were mostly 589 up to 599 plus 10dB. Sorry to have missed Larry, W9CC, a regular in these sprints. My final QSO was AA0W, my best 'DX' at nearly 1,200 miles distant. The 270' dipole doesn't have the legs of my 86' high inverted L which I hope to resurrect before the leaves come back on the trees.
WY7N - Operating from NY tonight!
KN2G - I spent half the afternoon running new radials and tuning a base loading coil and got my vertical's swr down to 2.4 on 160! I am thrilled with 7 contacts. There was some tough digging in the noise and I appreciate all those who shoveled me out of the mud. QSB cut a few short....
W2JEK - NOT MUCH ACTIVITY. THINK THERE MAY HAVE BEEN POOR BAND CONDITIONS. SORRY COULD NOT COMPLETE QSO AT END OF CONTEST. 72/73 DON W2JEK
KD3CA - Conditions not great here , lot's of QSB and not much activity. Many thanks to those that called, and we managed to work. All the very best to all 73 Don
KC3MIO - Noise level was relatively low for 160 and I thought it would be a good night, but it took 24 minutes for my first QSO. I was frustrated when strong stations couldn't hear me, but that's propagation. I thought WY7N was in UT, but he was in NY. That would have been something on 160 with five watts. As far as I can tell, all contacts were within 400 miles. Thanks to all 9 stations I worked.
AK3X - Signals were weak except for KB9ILT who was my only contact. Limited for time but fun anyway. I really don't have an antenna for 160. 72 Peter
KI4IO - Worked YU1XA at the beginning of the contest period - so conditions were pretty good - band was relatively quiet, QRN-wise. Activity kinda fizzled out a little past 0230. Fun, low-key event!
WG8Y - Hi all, I put up a coil loaded inverted L. that was attached to the base of my hustler 6BTV. this afternoon so I could get on the 160M Sprint. Total wire is app 80Ft not counting the coil. it worked well enough to put 10 Q's in the log in a little over an hour. Had S6/7 QRN making it a little tough. Still fun trying to pull the whispers out of the noise. 72 all from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KJ4R - Only had time to operate the first hour. Worked almost everyone I heard. Fun as always. KX3 and Vibroplex bug to Inverted L.
WT4U - My first ever 160m operation, and on an antenna cobbled together quickly before the rain hit. Suprisingly pleasant conditions with minimal QRN and reasonable QSB. Toward the end I had worked all the stations I could hear, less a few that couldn't hear me, and heard no response to my CQs, though RBN said I was still getting out. Good time. Hope to do it again next year with more wire.
WD4CFN - Thanks for the Q's, and thanks for putting up with my fist as I learn to use a bug.
WB4OMM - Well, started out hearing a few folks, then the thunder-boomers started here (cold front coming through). Couldn't hear anything, and with some lightning nearby, pulled the plug and called it quits. Oh well, at least I got two in the log! 72, Steve WB4OMM
KD4MSR - In 40 minutes operating I heard only 2 stations with full exchange: WB9HFK (who couldn't get my whole call) and W0PWE (who I worked and noted in log above). High wind, static, and S5 constant noise at my QTH.
W4NLT - My first time on 160M. KB9ILT was the only one that could read me. Using a IC-705 and mat705+ tuner. IC-7300 couldn't match the antenna. Heard WB9HFK,KI4IO,W2SH,K0FD,WG8Y,KF6C,KD3CA,K8HHG,WY7N and K3Y/1,K3Y/0. Frustrating.
N5GW - Operating from my pickup truck, I used my KX3, rake tine straight key & tuner to a portable Tee vertical hanging between two pine trees including 16 radials. The band was fortunately rather quiet, but not many signals of any description heard. This was disappointing, as I was hoping for more NAQCC member participation plus pericontest activity associated with the big CQ contest this weekend. Maybe it will be on the next night. Perhaps next month 20M will start to open up.
K5WX - Thanks N5GW! Can't believe you heard me. I only heard a few stations. I don't have a 160m antenna so I probably was radiating only a few milliwatts....
K6GPB - Got in on the last half-hour of the 160m Sprint. Called CQ many times but no activity. Did not show on the Reverse Beacon. Believe everything was working OK. Find this a fun band for QRP. Look forward for better luck next time.
NF8M - After missing the last two monthly sprints (got wrapped up in watching inauguration events last week) it was good to get back on and work a few. Band was quiet and in good shape. Will try to make it on in February. 72 es HNY!
WI8J - A big thank you to Alan, K1MZM for saving me from being shutout! I could copy about 6 other stations but they were not hearing me. 72
WB9HFK - Fun time this evening. Sorry to those I just could not pull out of the noise. Look for me this weekend in the CQ WW 160 CW. 72, Mark WB9HFK
N8HWV - Heard several stations but they could not hear me. Placed an old MFJ manual yuner inline and then used the rig tuner, too. Glad with the two QSO's.
KK0U - Nice time. Was a nice thrill to work K1MZM two-way QRP from MO to VT. First time participant in one of your sprints -- was fun! KX3 and T-top vertical, 5W. 72, Jim KK0U
W0PWE - I rarely operate 160 because I don't have an antenna for it. Shorted the feedline together on my 80M doublet and worked against a single random radial. Had to make a few trips out there through 14' of fresh snow to get everything working. Running a KX3 at 5W. QRN is really bad here on 160 but it was fun to hear some nice QRP signals on the band. 73 and thanks for the fun.
N8LA - KX3, 5W, 200' Dipole Up 35', NAQCCodewarrior Paddles. Tnx to all who answered my CQs. It seems like the band is coming to life. Vy Best 72 to All of You. Lou N8LA
K6XT - Slooooooow Gooooooooing on 160.
AA0W - Late start did find a few stations to work. Cold winter nite clear sky just right for 160 M
VE3DQN - Lots of fun, lots of activity. I love 160m. Best DX was W0PWE Jerry in IA. Seems like everyone went to be by 10pm :-)
W2QL - No 160 from my postage stamp sized lot, so was using a remote station located in NY