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Nov 2011 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#85)

Final Results

From K3WWP - We received one very late log that can only be listed as a late check log. That does bring out log total to 113 overall though. That was a rough cross-check with many errors that needed correcting even before putting the logs in the cross-checking program. Anyway it is done now, and it's your turn to check me and my program by questioning any scoring changes or why you're not listed as a GOLDEN LOG. Of the 112 logs submitted, 31 had a scoring change. You have until next Sunday (27th) at 2400Z to ask questions, then the results are written in stone for all ages. Email pix_email_naqcc (1K) with your questions.

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KB1PBA  17   17   34   13  442  x2   884  67'dblt@28'
K1IEE    9    9   18    8  144  x2   288  g5rv@30'
N1IMW    7    7   14    7   98  x2   196  dpl@20'
KQ1P     3    3    6    3   18  x2    36  80 loop@25'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NW2K    58   55  113   23 2599  x2  5198  80 loop@30'
W2SH    43   42   85   20 1700  x2  3400  180'dpl@35',invL@85+85'
W2JEK   19   19   38   14  532  x2  1064  40dpl,80ef,both@20'
KA2KGP  19   19   38   12  456  x2   912  abdpl@25',gnd mtd vert
K2GLS   15   15   30   11  330  x2   660  80dpl@20',40dpl@30',20dpl@25'
N2ESE   21   21   42   12  504       504  80 ocf dpl@25'
WA2JSG  10   10   20    8  160  x2   320  el vert@12'
N2YI     9    9   18    7  126  x2   252  vert
KB4CMF   7    7   14    7   98        98  g5rv@30'
KC2JKU   9    9   18    5   90        90  g5rv@15'
WA2WUH   2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  dpl@45'
WA2CCD   0    0    0    0    0  x2     0  150' rnd wire@10'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP   33   33   66   16 1056  x2  2112  110' attic random wire
KB3AAG  31   31   62   19 1178      1178  80 loop@35'
N3QE    21   21   42   12  504  x2  1008  dblt@75'
AK3X     4    4    8    3   24  x2    48  40 invV@27'

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K2UFT   44   43   87   20 1740  x2  3480  80m dblt@30'
WD4E    35   33   68   21 1428      1428  80 hor loop@40'
WX4RM   22   21   43   14  602  x2  1204  gnd mtd vert
KG4UPO  19   19   38   14  532  x2  1064  windom@40'
AE4RV   26   26   52   13  676 x1.5 1014  invL@25',invV@20'
AF4LB   20   20   40   11  440  x2   880  dpl@55'
WA4ZOF  15   15   30   11  330  x2   660  ocf dpl@30'
K4NP    15   15   30   11  330  x2   660  force12 flagpole vert
W4OTN   13   13   26    9  234  x2   468  carolina wndm@30'
K4NVJ   12   12   24    9  216  x2   432  88'dpl@35'
KB4QQJ  11   10   21   10  210  x2   420  efz@33'
K3RLL   15   14   29   13  377       377  indoor dpl
K4ORD   18   18   36    8  288       288  40dpl@45',80dpl@35',160dpl@35'
KB0ETU  10   10   20    7  140  x2   280  dpl@40'
AB4QL   13   13   26    9  234       234  trp vert on roof
W4DUK   10   10   20    5  100  x2   200  efz@20'
K4KRW    7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  windom@30'
KD4UKW   7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  45' vert
KA8VZB   6    6   12    6   72  x2   144  rnd wire@20'
K7HAP    7    7   14    5   70  x2   140  windom@20'
KQ4VY    5    5   10    5   50  x2   100  loop@50'
K4JPN    5    5   10    5   50  x2   100  80 cfz@??',40 sloper@??'
KU4A     8    8   16    6   96        96  slp dpl@40'
AA4W     3    1    4    3   12  x2    24  20m dpl@??'
W1SGC    2    2    4    2    8         8  dpl@30'

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5ODS   15   15   30   14  420 x1.5  630  g5rv@50'
K4LJA   13   13   26   10  260       260  windom@50'
KE5YUM   7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  invV@30'
W5IQS    5    5   10    5   50  x2   100  fan dpl@30'
KE9DR    0    0    0    0    0  x2     0  rndm dlta loop@35'
*WB5BKL 17   17   34   12  408       408  dlta loop@??',efz@??'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KA6AIL  11   11   22    9  198  x2   396  gnd mtd vert,40dpl@30'
N6OSB    3    2    5    3   15        15  sloper@20-??'

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WD8KRV  26   25   51   17  867  x2  1734  cfz@40'
K7DJO   11   10   21    8  168  x2   336  gnd mtd vert
KE7YTE   8    8   16    7  112  x2   224  vert dpl@8'
AA7CU    8    8   16    8  128       128  mobile whip@12'
KF7EST   4    4    8    4   32  x2    64  vert
AE7CG    3    2    5    3   15  x2    30  dpl@10'
NU7T     3    3    6    2   12  x2    24  80dpl@7'
N7QR     2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  gnd mtd vert
W7YSB    2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  110' dblt@30'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NI8N    46   46   92   23 2116  x2  4232  dpl@40'
NF8M    49   48   97   21 2037  x2  4074  80 ocf dpl@35'
W8DW    25   24   49   18  882  x2  1764  windom@30', vert
N8IUP   24   24   48   13  624  x2  1248  40 dlta loop@35'
KD8HES  20   20   40   14  560  x2  1120  100' rnd wire@0-30'
WG8Y    17   17   34   11  374  x2   748  dpl@30',gnd mtd vert
WB8LZG  15   15   30   11  330  x2   660  dpl@30'
WA8SAN  14   14   28    9  252       252  g5rv@25'
WB8ENE   7    7   14    7   98  x2   196  trp vert@25', 102' dblt@15'
N8XMS    8    7   15    6   90  x2   180  r7 vert
N8BB     7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  dpl@50'
KB8FE    6    6   12    6   72  x2   144  dpl@30'
N8VAR    6    6   12    5   60        60  dpl@20'
KD8HCT   3    3    6    3   18  x2    36  dpl on roof

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA9L    48   48   96   23 2208  x2  4416  trp dpl@50'
K9FO    36   36   72   22 1584  x2  3168  20 dpl@35',40 dpl@50', 80 invL
W9UX    33   33   66   16 1056  x2  2112  dpl@25'
W9GFB   30   30   60   16  960  x2  1920  dpl@20'
KB0KFX  21   21   42   16  672  x2  1344  50'dpl@20'
W9CC    18   18   36   11  396  x2   792  80 loop@15'
KA9FQG  15   15   30   10  300  x2   600  g5rv@35'
K9EYT   18   18   36   13  468       468  g5rv@25'
N9KR    15   15   30   12  360       360  efz@20'
N1RU    10   10   20    8  160       160  attic 40M loop
W9HLY    5    5   10    3   30  x2    60  dpl@30'
NN9S     2    2    4    2    8         8  hor dlta loop@25'
WA9NPS   2    2    4    2    8         8  250' hor loop@15'
@KB9ILT 30   27   57   18 1026  x2  2052  gnd mtd vert

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KD0V    35   33   68   19 1292  x2  2584  zepp@50'
WI0S    39   38   77   22 1694      1694  dez@??'
K0HJC   21   21   42   17  714  x2  1428  cfz@35'
N8LA    23   23   46   14  644  x2  1288  dpl@35'
K0KCY   24   24   48   17  816       816  dpl@40'
KA8HDE  15   15   30   12  360  x2   720  g5rv@25'
WD0K    14   13   27   10  270  x2   540  cfz@38'
AB0XE    9    9   18    8  144  x2   288  invV@35'
K0JQZ   12   12   24   10  240       240  gnd mtd vert
K0LAR    4    4    8    2   16 x1.5   24  carolina windom@20'
W0CC     LATE CHECK LOG                   20 invV in attic

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VA3PEN  22   22   44   16  704  x2  1408  gnd mtd vert 
VE5BCS   9    8   17    9  153  x2   306  loop@25'
VE4WI   12   12   24    8  192       192  32' vert
VE7KBN   7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  3b vert@8'
VE3FUJ   6    6   12    6   72  x2   144  g5rv@35'

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
CO8CML   7    7   14    6   84  x2   168  invV@27'

Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI   62   61  123   27 3321  x2  6642  TH6DXX@55',40dpl@50'
AB0TX   51   49  100   26 2600  x2  5200  triband@63',40 rotary dpl@67'
K4ZGB   30   30   60   22 1320  x2  2640  yagis@??'
NG7Z    19   19   38   13  494  x2   988  7el yagi@60',full wv 80m loop@??'
NQ2W    28   27   55   15  825       825  mini beam@25', invV@40'
WA2EDN   3    3    6    3   18  x2    36  5el yagi@40'

@ - QRO not eligible for certificate or prize
* - Non-member not eligible for certificate or prize

1st SWA W1: KB1PBA
1st SWA W2: NW2K
1st SWA W3: K3WWP
1st SWA W4: K2UFT
1st SWA W5: W5ODS
1st SWA W6: KA6AIL
1st SWA W7: WD8KRV
1st SWA W8: NI8N
1st SWA W9: AA9L
1st SWA W0: KD0V
1st SWA Canada: VA3PEN
1st Gain: K4BAI
First time entrant high scorer: N3QE
Prize drawing winner: NN9S

The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but
did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason:
W7IEX - 21
W5CUB - 13
W7OM - 8
AA2YK - 6
AB9CA - 6
WA1GCT - 6
We hope these folks will continue to participate AND
submit their logs in the future. Remember your listing in the
results shows the ham radio world you are a Morse Code supporter.

Logs submitted: 113 
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 165 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1832
States represented: 37 + BC MB ON QC SK + CM F

GOLDEN LOGS - 49 of 112 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate):
If you're not listed as a GOLDEN LOG or your posted score is different from what you computed and wish to know why, we'll tell you if you ask before 2400Z the second Sunday after the sprint. There will no longer be any automatic notification of score changes or "not in log" QSO's due to the greatly increased participation in our sprints. Email pix_email_naqcc (1K) with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".

K3WWP - Well, I did the best I could with poor conditions here tonight, and it wasn't all that good. I thought the new K2 would help me dig a few more signals out of the noise, and it did. That wasn't the problem. It was just that the propagation wasn't that good. I didn't hear a thing on 20 meters. 40 meters was OK, but it was pretty much long from the start. It seemed like not a lot of folks were on 80 except at the very end. I had my best run of stations in the last 5 minutes of the sprint. It will be interesting to see when I process the logs if I had a black hole here or if conditions were poor most everywhere.

KA8HDE - Bands started out good, but not much the last 30 minutes. Glad to finally get you John (K3WWP) - great job pulling me out on 80m. (I think the K2 here gets the credit - K3WWP) See everyone next time - 72 de chuck

NG7Z - I only had one hour available. Had to make dinner. First time using GenLog and it sure makes things easy. (That's what we've been telling everyone. Thanks for confirming it. - K3WWP) No Qs on 80. Thx for the Qs and 72 all.

KQ1P - HF conditions have been great lately, but not for our sprint. Just to tease me, I could hear some central Asia stations on 20M half an hour before we started. Very light sprint activity here- nil on 80M, some on 40M, and weak on 20M. Managed to make a few contacts at 1 watt. Still fun! John

WB8ENE - Only operated for about 40 minutes this time. Nice to see some new members. Four of my seven contacts were with members with NAQCC numbers greater than 5400. W4OTN (# 5758) wasn't even in the latest list I just downloaded (Should have been. The list I uploaded the morning of the sprint around 1500Z went through #5769 - K3WWP). See you in the next sprint. 73, Art

KE5YUM - Great sprint as always. Conditions were good here in Oklahoma, and I look forward to the next sprint.

WB8LZG - Hello agn to all radioteers! A gud sprint tonight even though i only got in on the 1st hour. At the start i listened on 20m. several signals ,but weak, es no answer to a cqna. quik switch to 40m. Wall to wall signals there. worked a couple new #s over 5000. Nice to see our membership expanding, es give me more stns to work ! Had a brain freeze tho, worked AE4RV early on , es then later his call sounded farmilier , so i called him , Oooops DUPE. Happens to the best of us. ( es worst too ! hi hi) Went to 80m a couple times es called CQ but noise level there was vy bad es no answers to my calls there. 40 was the place tonight. Hope to see u all agn next month. 73 Gregg

K4BAI - 20 was open only to the North and West with nothing east of MN heard except for one AL station who couldn't get my call. Strong signals, but not a high rate on 20. Nice to work Canadians VE5BCS and VE7KBN. 40M was quite good to most areas including neighboring states of AL, NC, and FL. Also good signals from stations in AZ, WA, and MA. 14 QSOs on 20M in 36 mins. 48 QSOs on 40M in 84 mins including CO8CML in Cuba. Glad to work neighbor George, K4EOR, from his new mountain cabin in NC. He was louder from NC than he usually is from GA. Only one non member worked: WB5BKL. Hope Nick will join soon. (Yes, come on Nick, it's FREE - K3WWP) He is a very good QRP sprinter. Rate was so good on 40M that I never got to 80M. May have missed some mults by that decision, but did get some mults on 40 fairly late in the contest period. Thanks for all QSOs and Happy Thanksgiving to all. Please look for me from the new DXCC entity of Bonaire next week Nov 23-29 as PJ4/K4BAI and with KU8E, K1XM, and W1FJ as PJ4A in CQ WW CW Contest. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

KB4QQJ - Bands sounded great for a lot of people, but alas, not me. (Nor me, I sympathize - K3WWP) Bummer! Had to wait to start because of thunder boomers and only got to play less than 40 minutes before had to shut down again for the lightning. The 20 meter seemed a little weak but 40 was chock full!! Made a few quick calls and had to shut down. Hope everybody had fun and I'll see you next sprint. 72 for now. Randy

N8LA - Unable to operate in the Sept. and Oct. sprints. I found it impossible to do so while confined in a straitjacket. Checked 20 first tonight and made 2 contacts. Then checked 80 and heard nothing. Went to 40 and hit the jackpot -- for me. Most sprint contacts ever for me. Found a skirted SpeedX key at a hamfest the weekend before halloween. May try it in the next sprint now that I know that using a key with a skirt doesn't mean that the op has to wear one!

K4ORD - Only able to get on for last 34 minutes of the sprint, heard nothing on 20M and 80M qrn was very bad only 1 qso there and made 17 qso's on 40M which had lots of good signals.Nice to work Carlos,CO8CML on 40M. Used my little Bull Dog paddles and K3 @ 5W. Hope to make the full 2 hours next month. Thanks to all 72/73 Riley

W9GFB - Great fun as always!

K0LAR - My very first NAQCC Sprint. I enjoyed it and look forward to many more! (Welcome aboard the sprint train. I'm sure you will enjoy your stay - K3WWP)

NF8M - Despite great upper band condx of late, 20 had quieted down by sprint time so I spent most of the time running on 40 until I was chased away by a QRO op on the west coast who didn't ask QRL?. Took that as a cue to go to 80 (noisy tonite) and work a few, then back to 40 for the end.

AA7CU - Worked the sprint from Arizona

WD8KRV - Great sprint night. Worked only 40 meters with a Ten Tec 1340 and a J-43 key that I recently acquired at a hamfest. Nice action on the key and lots of action on the band. Started with the usual TX, AZ, CA contacts and a few nice surprises like VA and AL. The band stayed steady around the west with UT, NV, CO, WA, but began to lengthen to MN, Manitoba, then into the Midwest (OH, IN, IL) and NY to finish. (Great analysis of conditions! - K3WWP) Thanks as always to all I worked. 72 de WD8KRV

WX4RM - Whew! It was a rough one tonite, with the qrn from the passing storms. Started on 20 meters as usual, but my high noise level made me switch to 40 meters. Still lots of qrn, but at least the signals were stronger. Gave 80 meters a try, got to work John K3WWP. A good nite afterall.

KF7EST - A little better month for me - got to work almost an hour. Happy Thanksgiving! 73, Allen

KB0ETU - After the first hour, 20 meters died for me. 40 meters was very noisy, but I did better with the noisy band. Good sprint. Hope to work everyone on the bands before the next time - which will probably be January for me. 72, Phil

N1IMW - Great fun! Worked ab0tx. . .almost same mem # 2470 vs my 2460. . .that was cool. 40 was a bit noisy and I was a little late getting on after working our local simplex emergency net. Lost my dipole in the Northeaster Halloween storm and just got it back up for this sprint. Long live naqcc sprints! (They will, as long as members like you, and many like you, are around. - K3WWP)

W4OTN - My first NAQCC Sprint! Had a great time with my J-38 key. Thanks to everyone that took their time with my QRS operation. (That's what our sprints are all about, and I echo your thanks to our members - K3WWP) Hope to participate in future sprints as well.

W5IQS - I just got in from the Ranch for the last 1/2 hour. No, I didn't kill any pigs but I did see one nice 8 pt. buck. 20 meters was dead here in Texas and I didn't hear anything on 80 meters either. 40 was pretty good but lots of QRM/QRN. Not much of a score this sprint but there is always next month HI HI...Lots of fun 72, Evan

KB1PBA - Tried out my new SW+ 40 at 1.5W for this sprint and just worked 40m which was in good shape. All S&P to preserve battery life.

WA2JSG - IC-703 5w to a vertical, 12v battery. English Kent straight key.

KE9DR - Only operated last five minutes, busy with Church work. I called VE5BCS on 20M but no luck. I listened to all three bands but did not hear a lot of activity, but maybe too late in game. Hope everybody had good time. 73 Bert

AE7CG - Thanks to K4ZGB Tom, WD4E Jack, and WB5BKL Nick for the QSOs. Band conditions on 20M were not the greatest, but QRPers are great at copying weak signals. I ran an MFJ Cub at 2 watts to a 10-foot high dipole. QRP-to-QRP QSOs are just simply wonderful!

AE4RV - A new personal best, even after John weeds out a busted QSO or two. Such friendly OPs, and so much fun. I really appreciate my newest rig's receiver (IC 7410) for the selectivity, noise reduction and sensitivity, it is the best I've ever used. It is not good for QSK but I'm going to keep it for now because of the fantastic receiver.

VA3PEN - My first time to make more than 20 contacts in the sprints :-) The 40m band condition suddenly improved for the later portion of the hours. See you at the next sprint. 73.

KA6AIL - Tnx NU7T for hanging in there for me. You where the only 80m Q for me. 20 was going great and then the bottom drop out. Lots of fun, see all of you next month. 72

K2UFT - 80 useless due to thunderstorm activity, heard no activity on 20. Would have had one more multiplier from CO8CK who answered my CQ but I guess the exchange scared him off.

KB8FE - No storms in the area so 40 meter signals were fairly good. Still have not gotten an 80 meter antenna installed. End of the leaf raking season here in northern Ohio so maybe I will work on antennas for a change!

K4KRW - Wow! Lots of signals tonight. Got started late. But, had a great time (as always). My Sierra did a great job picking out signals. Love this radio. Got a contact on 80m this time. Thanks everyone! Can't wait until next time.

VE3FUJ - Didn't feel up to more than 30 mins. Seeyou all next sprint. Brion

WI0S - Wow, what a great qrp sprint. I should have stayed on 40 meters but had to see what was happening on 80 for awhile. Great to work a NAQCC event again. Missed John this time. 72, Kieth wi0s 1334

KB0KFX - It's great to be back to the sprint from this past spring. I put up a new portable antenna last night in the front yard with a crappie pole up ~20ft fed with 80ft of TV twinlead. It seems to work ok on 40 and 20m. The plan is to use this over the Thanksgiving holiday and put North Dakota on the air for the QRP ARCI Jubilee. It should be fun.

NN9S - Heard only one CQ on 20m, and it went away. Called on 20m for a while, got no reply. On 40m, it was endless overlapping conversations across the whole 15khz; it was tough for this new ham to narrow the filter enough just to hone in on a single caller! Managed to get 2 at the very end of the sprint, though. Phew!

K3RLL - K2 to attic dipole: Spent too much time on 20 but signals were nice and little QRM. 40 was busy but good to see us spreading out a little more. Tnx to those who pulled me out of the noise. 72, Don

K0JQZ - My first sprint. I had a lot of local QRM on 40. I literally got my K2 back together after installing a KAT2, KIO2 ad the internal battery 5 minutes before the sprint started. I know I did not burn up the bands but I had fun.

W9UX - Good signals and a lot of activity. 72, Terry

AA4W - Short Sprint for me tonight. I haven't used my IC-703 in a while and I received a 456 signal report from my third contact on 20 meters. (Thanks to W1AFF for letting me know) He said I needed to look at my rig. I found TERRIBLE chirp. I was hoping it was an antenna but it looks like rig problems. See you all next month. Rick

VE7KBN - Heard lots of activity. Had fun. What else is there??? Thanks for the work running the sprint.

N8VAR - This was my first sprint. Yes, there's still some of us out there who haven't yet joined in the fun. :) The description of the events are pretty accurate. It was a relaxed contest type of environment which really helps with the jitters. My goal was to get in and make some contacts. I've been a little lax about getting on the air and wanted something I could get into, not spend lots of time, and make contacts. This was it. I have the next years events on my calendar and I look forward to jumping into the fray.

K4JPN - Got a late start as there had been storms in the area, that finally passed. Only QSOs on 40M, I tried 80M and 20M, but no luck rough copy on 40M. 72, Steve

KD0V - It was a good Sprint in Waseca, MN. Band conditions for most of the evening were excellent. Work many members I have never worked before. It was great. I am looking forward to the Sprints in December. See you all then.

KC2JKU - I had a lot of fun Glad I had the time again. Terry

N8XMS - I only had about 20 minutes of available time and that 20 minutes was definitely the highlight of the day. Thanks and 73.

K9FO - Rig: Flexradio 1500 with dipoles on 20 & 40 and Inv L on 80. Sorry I missed a couple due to log operating error. Still getting used to the setup with log and radio on one computer. Lots of fun and the Flex RX is GREAT! Thanks for all the nice QSO's 73/72, Will

KD8HES - My first sprint with my MFJ-9200. Decent condx on 40, but also managed a mult on 20 thanks to K0JQZ. My last QSO was at 0305, and after that the band completely dropped out. No signals to be heard by 0320 and I called it a sprint. ~Zeke~

N9KR - Good overall conditions from Southern Indiana. Stayed on 40 the entire sprint. Heard lots of good signals. See everyone next month.

W2JEK - heard nothing on 20 even after a couple of cq's. 40 seemed to be in good shape. not much activity on 80, was pleased to work K3WWP. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

KA2KGP - Another nice sprint. 80 & 40 were good, but 20 was pretty bare by the time the sprint started. Nice conditions & signals here in WNY. Rig: Ten Tec Argosy 2 at 5w. into either 5 band gnd. mtd. vert. or a 5 band dipole up 25', straight key. Thanks to all 73.

W4DUK - Conditions not the best, with QRN and several stations that I could hear but they couldn't hear me. Looked at 20 and 80, but made all contacts on 40. Apologies to NW2K for the dupe early-on (first time I've done that in a sprint). My ears were tired after two hours in the chair, but it was great fun as usual. 73 de Dave

WD0K - Greetings Fellow CW Ops! Stayed on 40 for the entirety. Band was weak but long,and crowded. Most signals were down and noisey. Managed to work a few with my ole trusty Knwd TS530. So that answered the quedtion why I used the straight key. Thanks to all who copied my bad fist on that key. Nice to hear a new MN station; K0LAR! Welcome Scott! 72; Rich/wd0k #664

NI8N - Great Fun. Maybe some guys can practice their zero-beat skills more.

K4LJA - Wow! Bedlam. Just my second NAQCC Sprint -- but more relaxed and had more fun this time. Operated Ten Tec Argonaut V. I picked a 40-meter spot and stations actually kept calling me. I felt like rare DX. Thanks for all your work putting it together each month.

K4NVJ - Good condx on 40.

VE5BCS - The test was quite up here. Not to many on 20m 40 was no one herd.cul Harold

N8IUP - Tnx, had great time...

CO8CML - Another nice sprint.Big QRN and QSB on 20m, but so many stations on 40m.Thanks to all the stations that gave me the opportunity to make 7 QSO's.Long live to CW and QRP!!See all in the next sprint!

K2GLS - A tree took down my 80m dipole in the October snow storm. A quick splice got me back in time for the Sprint and the 2 additional multipliers from 80m made it worth the effort. Good conditions and activity.


AA9L - Great sprint! I learned that I can copy CW through a PSK31 signal. Maybe 7040 is not the frequency to be on. Enjoyed every minute.

W8DW - Could not believe the DX on 40. Got a late start, forgot about the sprint and was reading my email about 00:25Z and saw the reminder. Lots of activity on the bands but some QRN. Just a reminder listen before you start calling CQ, had a couple of times where after having the freq for 15 minutes or so had a fellow NAQCC member start calling right on top of me. Over all great contest. 72,s.

N2ESE - Great sprint,Thanks to all. 73 Gary #5555

KB3AAG - I had a good time tonite, until I tried to submitt my log! Out in the hollar all I have is dial up and it hung up on me! Try as I might it would not let me on! So I brought the thing to civilization where there is high speed. Surprise it wouldnt hook up! Suninlaw on the phone led me through getting it going. I worked W7IEX in Nevada and that is the furtherest I have ever got out of the hollar !! Frank

W5ODS - It has been a long time since I participated last due to Wednesday night commitment but very fun, good "fists" pounding those QSO's on keys and bugs. (Don't forget - every other month it's a Tuesday evening for folks like you tied up Wednesday evenings - K3WWP)

AB0TX - Great time as always! Tried the gain antennas this time! Lots of signals on 40 meters. A few on 20. Rotor still acting up. Used the wires a bit as well. Thanks everyone for putting up with my terrible straight key! Finally worked John (K3WWP)!!

KG4UPO - 40 meters was noisy here with floor levels around S6. Pretty difficult conditions. 20 meters was dead for me .... it was great fun anyway! Enjoyed the contest on an ugly rainy night in southwestern Virginia.

N8BB - Had a good time for a short stint, bands were noisy and think I had a little of John's problems. Good to work everybody and maybe next time things will improve on 40-80. I have been pretty busy lately and not held up my end very well, getting ready to retire in a few months and working allot of overtime so radio gets a little less of my time. Look out about spring time, I will be back with a vengeance. I love qrp and look forward to a full filling retirement.

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter at 5W to a mini-beam at 25ft and inv vee at 40ft. Got a late start because I just had to watch Survivor. Started out on 20 and made 4 Q's...seemed to be in pretty good shape but there wasn't a lot of activity. Moved to 40 and made some FB Q's there. Lots of activity...great to have so many QRPers participating. Looking back over the score sheets on the NAQCC site, this appears to be my best effort to date and that's starting a half-hour late. Thanks to everyone that made it into my log and thanks to the organizers of this fine sprint. Always an enjoyable evening and I'm looking forward to next month. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! 72/73, Will

N7QR - Good time - wish I coulda stuck around longer but I had to go for my monthly waterboarding at the local water district office.

KD4UKW - I could only work the final 35 minutes of the sprint, but I wanted to contribute my efforts. I heard no signals on 20m or 80m, but 40m was in pretty good shape.

W7YSB - Only had time to snag a couple QSOs. Just wanted to make sure I helped in reaching the 100 log submissions. 73 Eldon (THANKS very much. I hope others will follow your wonderful example. - K3WWP)

NW2K - Sorry to Paul, NG7Z for the torture at 0300. I finally got your call thru the heavy QRN, but no go. Relatively poor conditions up here. 20M was silent and I did not even try it, which was a big mistake. 50 QSOs on 40M and 8 on 80M. 20 QSOs in the first 30 minutes was exciting and several new numbers. AE4RV, I looked for you in the closing minutes to restart our streak. Thanks to all and see you next time. 5W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.

KB9ILT - Started on 20 and made only 3 QSOs. Moved to 40 where there was more activity. After a while a station from France called me with 500 watts and gave me a 559 report. Conditions were better than I thought. A few QSOs later I had an "Oh no!" moment when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw my power meter swinging much more than it should for 5 watts. I was running 20 watts! Apparently I neglected to check my power output when I moved from 20 to 40 meters. I was disqualified from the contest, but having fun so I turned the power down to 5 watts ran out the clock. Here's my log for the log count only. See you next month - I'll be running 5 watts. 73

AK3X - Got home in time to have 17 minutes left in the sprint. 4 QSO's.. not bad. At least I can send in a log. DSW-40 at 3w. 72 to all. Peter

N3QE - First NAQCC Sprint :-) Rig: Ten Tec Eagle at 5W Key: J-38 Maybe next time will put my HW-16 on the air.

KA9FQG - Thanks to all for another fun sprint this month. This is a nice event that's easy to look forward to.

WB5BKL (non-member) - Thanks to all. Had fun. (You'd have even more fun as a member! - K3WWP)

KE7YTE - Using a Elecraft KX1 at 3w. Experimenting with a Buddipole vertical dipole on an insulated 8 ft. mast instead of a metal mast up 18ft. It still gets out well. Thanks for the fun.

W2SH - 20M pooped out early and little was heard on 80m, but my two QSOs there secured two needed close-in multipliers. 40m got the attention it deserved. The skip tended to be fairly long and from NJ I failed to work any stations in New England or eastern Canada. My transmitted signal did well, but this often brought two or three simultaneous replies to a CQ, all too close in frequency to be separated by a sharp audio filter. Sending a fragment of a detected call plus a question mark didn't keep the callers from all calling again. This was vexing for all concerned.

WA2EDN - First time. Had another contact but could not find my number so he has me as non-member. Will do it again next month.

WG8Y - Hi all,My first log entry for the sprint.Started a little late but had fun.Still hard to believe how good 5 watts or less can do.Going to try the Dec. MW Sprint from the daughters near Charlotte,NC. Thanks, Mark

K1IEE - I was on the full 2 hours and only made 9 contacts. Describing the situation as a black [hole] was well stated. 20 and 80 were very quiet so I stayed on 40 for the full sprint. My HW-9@4W and G5RV transmit signal never made it to the many stations I called. Thanks to those that I did contact and yes it was a good time. Thanks to all 73 Dick


N1RU - I am a new member, and this was my first NAQCC sprint. I had a great time. This time I used paddles, but for next month I hope to wire up my straight key, which I haven't used in years. It's great to work others who operate CW QRP with simple wire antennas. 73, James (Northeast Indiana)

N6OSB - Glad to be able to participate on this sprint. Just moved to new QTH and hope to be regularly active on your sprints..

KB4CMF - Second sprint I have participated in - and - again I want to thank the members for slowing down to my code speed. It was a pleasure to work the fine cw operators. 73 Chris

WA4ZOF - sri didnot keep good time hi hi iam a new member and this was my first sprint. had great time and will see you all next month. tom wa4zof (Correct times are just about the most important item in cross-checking logs - K3WWP)

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

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Thursday, November 17, 0130-0330Z

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

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