Jul 2012 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#93)
K3WWP Comments - Everything is final now. No more appeals of scores, GOLDEN LOGS, etc. We did have a couple of scoring and GOLDEN LOG changes during the appeal period, so it does pay to question the results during appeal week. Both were due to not-in-log situations where the QSO was unintentionally omitted from a log. OK, now I'm off to completely finalize all the stats, etc. and put the July 2012 NAQCC sprint in the history books for all time. A final wrap up report will appear in the August NAQCC newsletter.
Final Official Results
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB1UOH 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Dpl @15' K1IEE 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 OCF wire @30' W1SVU 10 9 19 9 171 x2 342 Multiband gnd mtd vert N1IMW 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Dpl @20' KQ1P 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80 loop @30' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NW2K 50 48 98 22 2156 x2 4312 Parallel dpl @40' N2ESE 22 21 43 15 645 645 80 OCF @25' W2JEK 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 80 end fed @20', 40 dpl, 20 vert WA2JSG 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 Vert mtd @12' KA2KGP 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Dpl @25' WA1GWH 12 12 24 12 288 288 40 inv L grnd radials K2GLS 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 40 dpl @30', 20 dpl @20' KD2MX 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 600' loop @30' *AA2YK 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 mobile whip on car SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 24 24 48 11 528 x2 1056 ~110' attic random wire KG3W 19 18 37 12 444 x1.5 666 Multiband dpl @24' K3RLL 8 8 16 8 128 128 G5RV Jr N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inv V, slanted, @20' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4ORD 54 51 105 23 2415 2415 40 dpl @45', 160 dpl @35' WX4RM 30 29 59 19 1121 x2 2242 4BTV gnd mtd vert NY4G 38 35 73 15 1095 x2 2190 G5RV @50' W4OH 42 40 82 19 1558 1558 Windom @25' K2UFT 18 17 35 12 420 x2 840 80 doublet @40' K4KRW 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 Windom @25' N4FI 11 10 21 8 168 x2 336 Attic G5RV Jr W4DUK 11 10 21 8 168 x2 336 End fed Zepp @20' W4RQ 10 8 18 8 144 x2 288 Dpl @30' WA4ZOF 10 8 18 7 126 x2 252 80 ocf dpl, 40 loop W4JBB 10 10 20 10 200 200 Gnd mtd vert W4HH 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 OCF dpl @25' K4NVJ 9 9 18 7 126 x1.5 189 88' non-res dpl @35' WD4OHD 10 10 20 8 160 160 40 dpl @25' KJ4LEN 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40 20 inv V @40', 80 inv L AK4LF 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 OCF dpl @30' WT5L 7 7 14 6 84 84 Multiband gnd mtd vert KU4A 6 6 12 5 60 60 Sloping dpl @40' WG8Y 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 84' EFD @25' AK4LP 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Attic G5RV Jr. @30' KQ4VY 2 1 3 2 6 x2 12 Inv L @50' KB0ETU 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl @35' $N4JD 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80 loop @40' $NZ1D 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 G5RV Jr @20' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 40 38 78 22 1716 x2 3432 40 20 fan dpl @25' W5YDM 35 35 70 20 1400 x2 2800 80' inv L @30' WD5EAE 24 22 46 15 690 x2 1380 OCF dpl @30' W5BM 14 12 26 11 286 x2 572 G5RV @35' W5WIL 8 7 15 7 105 x2 210 OCF dpl @25' KE5YUM 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Inv V @30' WB5FKC 4 3 7 4 28 x1.5 42 Butternut, gnd mtd K5TRI 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 OCF dpl @50' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KR5RK 12 10 22 10 220 x2 440 Dpl @30' AA7EE 9 8 17 8 136 x2 272 Inv V @47' WK6L 9 5 14 6 84 x2 168 40 20 Windom V @35' KA6AIL 7 5 12 4 48 x2 96 20 gnd mtd vert K6MGO 6 5 11 2 22 22 Garage rafters, 64' doublet *N6VOH 5 5 10 5 50 50 dpl@??' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NU7T 10 8 18 7 126 x2 252 R6000 NN9S 8 7 15 6 90 90 Endfed dpl @20' W7GAH 5 4 9 4 36 x2 72 Vert @8', inv V @50' AA7CU 6 6 12 5 60 60 Mobile 6' whip @12' NT7R 6 5 11 4 44 44 Little tarheel, truck mtd K7ZI 3 2 5 3 15 15 Windom inv V @50' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W3NP 30 29 59 18 1062 x2 2124 130' CFZ @45', 600 Ohm Open Wire N8XMS 32 30 62 16 992 x2 1984 Trap vert NI8N 19 18 37 14 518 x2 1036 Dpl NF8M 18 15 33 12 396 x2 792 ocf dpl@35' AB8FE 24 22 46 15 690 690 G5RV @60', dpl @70' KB3CXQ 13 12 25 9 225 x2 450 Gnd mtd vert WB8LZG 15 13 28 8 224 x2 448 Dpl @30' NX8Y 16 11 27 13 351 351 160 OCFW @30', 40 Inv V @35' N8ZYA 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Indoor Isotron KB8FE 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Dpl @65' WV8P 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 80 Windom @45' WA8SAN 8 6 14 4 56 56 End fed Zepp @15' KU8T 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Inv L @30' N8DWN 4 1 5 4 20 x1.5 30 Apartment dpl @24' W8DW 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 OCF dpl@??' @W8KJ 3 3 6 3 18 18 40 dpl @30' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K9JWI 26 26 52 14 728 x2 1456 80 inv V @35' N9RLO 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 CF Zepp W9CC 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 80 loop @15' N1RU 5 4 9 5 45 x2 90 40 attic full wave loop N9NA 6 6 12 5 60 60 100' wire @20' KB0KFX 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Butternut vert W9UX 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Thunderstorms *KC9MTP 3 3 6 2 12 12 dpl@33' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K0KCY 31 30 61 19 1159 x2 2318 Dpl @40' K9OSC 30 29 59 15 885 x2 1770 CF Zepp @30' KD0V 16 15 31 13 403 x2 806 CFZ @50' K0EUN 12 11 23 8 184 x2 368 40 loop @25' N8LA 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Dpl @35' KA8HDE 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 G5RV Jr @35' K2HT 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 40 dpl @40' NO2D 10 8 18 8 144 144 80 doublet @30' WD0K 5 4 9 4 36 x2 72 CFZ @30' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE2TH 26 23 49 17 833 833 20 Buddistick and inv VWW @32' VE3FUJ 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 G5RV @50' VE7YU 20 16 36 13 468 468 80 vert loop @70' VE5BCS 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Loop @25' VE7KBN 2 2 4 1 4 x2 8 Multiband vert VE2RH 2 2 4 2 8 8 Inv V @32' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna CO8CML 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Inv V dpl @27' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4BAI 47 43 90 27 2430 x2 4860 TH6DXX @55', dpl @40' K4ZGB 28 27 55 18 990 x2 1980 20 5el Yagi @60', 40 2el Yagi @70' NQ2W 26 23 49 16 784 784 Mini beam @25', inv V @40' K5GQ 18 18 36 12 432 x1.5 648 2el Yagi @25' W5QC 14 12 26 9 234 234 3el tribander @38' @K2YGM 44 41 85 18 1530 1530 3el Yagi @40', 40 1/2 wave e fed wire @W7WHY 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 2el Yagi @30', delta loop @50', Checklog @ Non-member not eligible for certificate or prize $ QRO not eligible for certificates or prize * Late log not eligible for certificates or prize AWARD WINNERS: 1st SWA W1: KB1UOH 1st SWA W2: NW2K 1st SWA W3: K3WWP 1st SWA W4: K4ORD 1st SWA W5: W5IQS 1st SWA W6: KR5RK 1st SWA W7: NU7T 1st SWA W8: W3NP 1st SWA W9: K9JWI 1st SWA W0: K0KCY 1st SWA Canada: VE2TH 1st SWA DX: CO8CML 1st Gain: K4BAI First time entrant high scorer: VE2TH Prize drawing winner: W3NP The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason: KB9ILT - 26 WA1LWS - 22 KB3AAG - 21 WB5BKL (nm) 19 W2LJ - 11 N5UE (nm) - 10 K0CW - 9 KI4FW - 7 N6GA - 7 VE3MO - 5 W4NJK - 5 WA4AN - 5 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. STATS: Logs submitted: 109 (including 3 late logs that were not cross-checked) Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 170 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1456 States represented: 40 + BC ON QC SK + CM GOLDEN LOGS - 55 of 109 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate, no not-in-log QSOs): AA7CU AA7EE AK4LP CO8CML K0KCY K2GLS K2UFT K4KRW K4NVJ K5TRI K6MGO K9OSC KA8HDE KB0ETU KB0KFX KB1UOH KB3CXQ KB8FE KD0V KD2MX KE5YUM KJ4LEN KQ1P KQ4VY KR5RK KU4A N1RU N3AEA N8LA N8XMS N8ZYA N9RLO NI8N NN9S NO2D NQ2W NT7R NZ1D VE2RH VE3FUJ VE5BCS VE7KBN W1SVU W4DUK W4HH W4JBB W4RQ W5BM W5WIL W5YDM W7GAH WA2JSG WD4OHD WT5L WX4RMIf 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. Email with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".
K2HT - Thanks for the QRP QSOs. QRN very heavy. WX4RM and KE5YUM had strong QRP signals into Missouri. C U next sprint. 72 Dick K2HT
KA8HDE - Only got an hour in, and conditions were rough. Thanks to everyone that hung in there tonight. 72 de Chuck KA8HDE
KJ4LEN - Thought the bands were in really bad shape at the beginning but turned out to be a bad coax jumper. Made 3 on 20 and 3 on 40. Had to pull the plug early because of work tomorrow. Nice to be a part of this great club. Ray
K5TRI - Crappy conditions at my QTH. Too much noise and not much to hear. No takers when I called CQ and S&P didn't yield much either. Hopefully next time it will be better.
W4JBB - This was my first NAQCC Sprint (NW2K: Joel, thanks for entering the fray...and the QSO!). I didn't set out with any specific goal in mind, but I worked ten NAQCC member stations. I don't know if that's good or bad considering I have nothing to base it on personally. Regardless, it was fun. Glad to work Tom (K4ZGB) who is a local. 73 and 72, Joel - W4JBB
K9OSC - Another fun sprint! Lots of QRN here on 40 as storms waltzed through the area. Many thanks to everyone for the repeats through the QRN. 20 was good for a short period of time. Overall conditions yielded mostly short distances. Worked more 8's, 9's and 0's than ever before!
N4JD - Got in late, still a good time
KB3CXQ - This sprint was fun as always. It was a bit noisy because of the area thunderstorms, but my FT-950 was able to pull out signals from the noise. Glad to be a part of the sprint again.
W4HH - Band in good shape in eastern VA
KB0KFX - Glad I was able to get a couple in the last few minutes. I can tell it's been a number of months since I've been on because I started calling CQ at 0232 with a "time over" response from someone. Thanks for keeping me honest. I don't know what I'm doing. :)
KU8T - Got started late! Was Fun
K4KRW - Heard nothing on 20 at start. 40 band was horrible at start. But, it gradually improved. It was never great though. Still, had a great time. Thanks everyone.
NO2D - Thunderstorms in the area. Had to walk the dog in the rain. Grandkids called. They come first. Still managed 10 contacts. Very noisy band here in Colorado. Lots of weird noise - QRN, not QRM. But, as always, a challenge and lots of fun. Thanks to the group for making this possible. Pete, NO2D
KB0ETU - Only one contact - antenna fell down today and wasn't sure it was working after putting it back up. Bands were really noisey at this QTH. Heard a lot of stations, but didn't seem that I was getting out. Maybe more antenna work is due. Hopefully better luck next month. 72, Phil, KB0ETU
WA2JSG - My first time using GenLog during a sprint. Sure saves time from manually typing my log into the log submission page. I saved an ADIF file also, so now if I can import it into my WinLog32 logging program, I'll really be in business! Fun stuff, as always. Rig here IC-703, 5w to a vertical off a 12v battery. Bencher RJ-1 Straight Key.
K3RLL - FT-817 to G5RVjr. Got on very late but signals sounded good. 20 emptied out as I got there but 40 seemed pretty strong tonight with lots of new (to me) members. K4ORD had the best signal of the night here. This is fun whether with 5 contacts or a lot. 72/73 Don
KD0V - Conditions were not very good in southern Minnesota. Most all of the signal was fuzzy sounding on both 20 and 40. 20 did not come alive. 40 meters appeared to have died around 0200Z. Lots of QRN from early evening thunderstorms. Typical summer in the midwest. Sorry many stations I could not copy do to poor signal quality and QRN. 73, Merlin KD0V
WD0K - No barn burner till 9:20 (local time) and noticed my time stamp had not been turned on! Yee Gads Murphy again! Oh Well' Interesting? 72 All. Rich/WD0K
KB8FE - Greetings from northern Ohio. Rather weak signals on 40 overall and had some type of raspy noise come and go. Antenna was a very thin end-fed 132 foot wire with the center up about 65 feet and is new as of today! Hey, send some rain this way!
AA7EE - It was fascinating to hear so many weak signals at or just above the noise level. Some I was able to work and some not, but it was great to sit with my headphones on and pick them out. Tried really hard to work WD5EAE - he copied my callsign but we didn't complete the exchange. Sorry Stephen - perhaps next time! I've missed a few Sprints, so it was fun to do this one.
K3WWP - My lowest score (1,056) since the November 2010 sprint. My fewest multipliers (11) since January 2010. I think those two statements tell you what kind of conditions I had here tonight. I didn't mind the storm static. That's to be expected here in summer. I didn't mind the poor propagation conditions. That happens the days following a massive CME striking the Earth. I didn't mind the normal everyday QSB and QRM. But why the heck did I have to have some bad local man-made QRN on top of all that? I thought maybe the denoisers in my K2 DSP filters got turned off somehow, and then I couldn't remember how to check that and couldn't find the manual till around 0200Z. Turns out they were turned on anyway. All in all, I'm proud of what I did against all that adversity. They say adversity builds character. I must be quite a character now after those two hours. HI HI. Oh and perhaps this says something about propagation. It seemed to be localized to certain areas for me. Nearly half my 24 QSOs came from VA (6) and IN (5). Near the end NY and NJ provided 5 straight QSOs. Very strange. And in states adjacent to those 4, I only had 1 QSO each from KY, NC, and MD. Anyone explain that kind of quirky propagation.
N8ZYA - A real hoot this evening; all on 40 again (as usual). Really slow in the beginning but picked up at the last with several new stations. The last two being in Georgia. I though I had missed John K4BAI but he sneaked in just under the wire. Hihi It was nice to work VE3FUJ in Ontario again....great signal!
K2UFT - Late start, no one heard on 20, toughest copy was WT5L from FL - fun as usual.
AA7CU - Worked sprint from Arizona.
K4ORD - Started on 20 and made 7 QSOs then on to 40 where I did some S&P then had a great run until near the end and I went looking for K4BAI and K3WWP and found them for my last 2 QSOs. The turn out was great signals were up and down on 40 and lots of QRN. Went back to 20 in the last few minutes and heard N6VOH but got beat out by 2 other stations. Lots of fun thanks to all, 73/72 Riley
W5QC - Paddles still sticking thought I had fixed but not quite, a little better then last month but still need more practice. Did get some stations out west this time. Thanks to all 72 and 73.
W9UX - Local heavy thunderstorm activity kept me from joining in tonight. Hope to join in next month. 72, Terry W9UX
K5GQ - Lots of static and fadding here in Houston, TX
K1IEE - Stayed on 40 again this month. Had lots of QRN all night. Thanks to all 73 Dick
KA6AIL - No signal on 80 and just above my noise level here on 40. CU next month, 73 from 6 land.
KR5RK - Tough band conditions in 6 land, almost no strong stations heard or worked.
N8DWN - First time ever QRP CW...it was both tough and fun! (NW2K: Welcome! And sorry for flubbing our QSO. The QRN was heavy and I just could not make out your call besides the 8DW. Next time and thanks!)
N8LA - Last night I had a dream that I was seeking absolution from "Father John" for having missed so many consecutive months of NAQCC sprints. He told me that my working him in tonight's sprint would be the sign that I had received absolution from him. What a relief it was for me to hear his signal and work him as my first contact tonight. (It's only a conditional absolution though. To make it permanent you must enter and submit a log in all future sprints - [Father] John, K3WWP)
WD4OHD - Got a late start this evening but enjoyed making a few QSOs anyway. Pretty good conditions on 40 this evening.
NY4G - Rig was a K2 and the Key is an Old Navy Flameproof Straight Key. It was a good night. 20 had a few but with 20 fading I went 40 and sat there the rest of the sprint. Good to hear everybody in the bands - so till next time.....Ariel NY4G
W7GAH - Brutal. Heavy QSB for all of sprint, extreme QSB in first 40 minutes. Sorry VE1RSM/VY1, K9JWI and W5IQS. Thanks to W5YDM and NN9S/7 for the hard work to complete the contact. Until next time ... 73
WA4ZOF - Lots of QRN, lots of fun with new KD1JV TRIBANDER see ya'all next month.
N9RLO - That was fun. I had some senior moments but didn't do too bad. I worked twelve stations,I've done better, but I just took it slow tonight. The noise was terrible on 40 but it was better than 20. Had alot of QRM on 40 for some reason. N8ZYA had a great signal here in north central Indiana, a good 599. Hope everyone had a good time. I'll cuagn next month. 73 All, John N9RLO
K7ZI - Used the Norcal 40 kit tonight with 2 watts out. Lots of stations calling--all on top of each other! We need to spread out more, 7.040 plus or minus 10 khz... and LISTEN!!! Got to change the tuning pot to a 10-turn vernier type, will help separate stations a bit more. Lots of fun but few copyable stations.
NT7R - First NAQCC Sprint (NW2K: Welcome aboard!), really enjoyed what little time I had to participate. Working QRP from a mobile is very challenging.
NN9S/7 - Was visiting Portland OR (from Chicago) on a business trip. Scaled a small mountain (Mt. Tabor), threw an end-fed dipole over a 20' branch, and managed to make more contacts than I even have before! Was using a tiny Tentec R4020 attached to a A123 battery. Huge fun!
WX4RM - Lots of noise on the bands, made wearing headphones a necessary torture to be able to hear most of the transmissions. This was first time not able to hear any West Coast stations. Cuba, Canada, the Midwest and the East Coast had good signals, and good ears to hear me! I am hooked on these monthly sprints!
WV8P - First time for NAQCC Sprint, enjoyed it (NW2K: We're glad that you joined in the fun!). See you all next month.
W8KJ - First timer, was fun, thanks. (NW2K: Thank you and welcome! As mentioned above, these sprints can be addicting so be careful!)
WB8LZG - Hello fellow sprinters, Good sprint tonight. only had an hour to play, but 20 and 40 were in good shape here in Mich. I had the usual "BEELINE" into Texas, with several in the log, followed closly by MN. 20 was a bit different, I usually work many west coasters when the contest starts, but only heard 1 station from CA and he couldn't hear me. Short skip was good to TX, MN, and New England states though. Went to 40 at 0115 and it was packed with QRPers! Tryed 2 CQs on 80 but no takers. Pulled plug after 59 mins. Nice to work 3 new members, with number's in the 6000's. NT7R 6153, W4JBB 6128, and W4OH 6092. Welcome to you new sprinters, hope you had fun. 73 Gregg
W3NP - With widespread thunderstorms all over the radar map at 7 pm edst, I wasn't sure if I would even be able to connect my antenna, but they sort of dissipated just before the sprint. QRN was heavy on 40 but not so bad on 20, but signals were down on 20, so after 5 QSOs there I moved to 40. More repeats than usual were given and asked for but it didn't turn out as bad as I thought it would. Rig: Ten Tec Eagle @ 5 watts and my key was the German Junker. 73 from the Mountain State.
KE5YUM - Less than ideal band conditons on 40 only netted four contacts, but I am thankful for those. Thanks to all who worked me. All the best, Terry
KA2KGP - Terrible static and QRN here in WNY from the summer atmosphere limited the number of QSOs at my station. Let's hope the sunspots and QRN diminish for the next sprint. 73 all
KQ1P - Operated on 20 with deep QSB. Most of the time the band seemed dead, but I waited for signal strength to rise then jumped to complete a contact. 73, John
K2YGM - First NAQCC sprint event (NW2K: Welcome, Bob!). Just got a new KX3 and enjoyed the contest very much. Started on 20 and called CQ alot. Good responses for the first hour then it slowed down. Switched to 40 and picked up a few more there. I need a better antenna on 40 and will work on it this summer. Thanks to all who answered my CQ NA and I hope to see you again in future sprints. 72 Bob K2YGM
W4DUK - QRN quite strong here in west-central Virginia tonight. Started on 20 and made one contact, then moved to 40 for the rest. Near the end tried 80 and heard K3WWP calling CQ, but was unsuccessful in contacting him. Ears pretty tired when things wrapped up, but a fun time nonetheless. 73, Dave
WG8Y - Hi all. Got back home to daughters at 10PM. Wasn't going to play. Said, why not? Had to set-up as I'm only doing portable till our house is done. Started set-up at 10:10 PM. Logged 4 Qs and had everything back in the backpack 5 minutes after the sprint. My 84ft end fed does get to stay in the Elm behind the house luckily. 72 for now, Mark WG8Y
N8XMS - I started 20 minutes late and conditions were not very good but this was still one of my best sprint scores ever. I think it's my largest number of QSOs but it falls short on the multipliers. It was a lot of fun. 73, Paul - N8XMS
KD2MX - Didn't have much time last night but it is always fun to participate if only for a few Qs.
W4OH - This was my second NAQCC Sprint and I had a blast! I only have capability on 20 and 40 CW using my Ten Tec R4020 QRP Rig at 5w. I found no one on 20 and tried fruitlessly to call CQ NA for about 5 minutes. 40 was open but the band had alot of QRN and QSB. Appreciate all the guys hanging in there that I had to try a few times to get our exchanges through. 72! Daryl W4OH PS. See you guys in AUG 2012.
N2ESE - Lots of static but good conditions. Glad to get a few QSOS on 80 after 0200 and pick up the locals. Thanks to all, 73 Gary
KB1UOH - It was a good night for me. I enjoyed it and am really getting into it. Thanks to all. Charlie
N3AEA - Lots of QSB but fun.
KG3W - LOTS OF SCATTERED STORMS AROUND. TRIED MY, NEW TO ME, 1972 BUG. I LIKE IT!!! MY HAND ISN'T TIRED AT THE END OF 2 HOURS. I'M GOING TO SWITCH TO THE BUG FOR OUR SPRINTS. LOTS OF STRONG SIGNALS HEARD DESPITE THE QRN. K2YGM GAVE A RESPONSE OF 5W. ONLY COUNTED HIM AS ONE POINT, ALTHOUGH HE IS A NAQCC MEMBER (NW2K: Please welcome Bob, he joined today). THANKS EVERYONE FOR A FUN 2 HOURS! KG3W SCOTTY
NX8Y - I'm a new member as are 2 of my sons (6134 and 6140) (NW2K: FB! and Welcome!). We all participated for the first time and had a blast. It's not easy with 5W and wire antennas. Felt like I was calling CQ in a cave at times. Looking forward to the next one. 73, Ron NX8Y
K9JWI - QRN worse than usual for me (very little rain from it all, of course). One QSO on 80. 20 not as good as last month.
K4NVJ - I worked John! Good, since I had not worked him since last November.
VE7KBN - Tough going at my QTH. Heard some activity on 20 early but band went quiet and I hung up the phones. Thanks for the Sprint.
W5IQS - Great Sprint. 20 was good here in Texas until last 20 minutes or so. Good to work KE5YUM - Great signal into Texas. I switched back and forth between 20 and 40 a couple of times and didn't even listen on 80. The K2 did what the K2 is famous for..great receiver. Thanks to all of you who copied my hand key. At 79 years old the hand is not as steady as it once was. 72 and see you again next month.. Evan, W5IQS
CO8CML - QRN on 40, nothing heard on 20, but another nice sprint. Nice to meet all the friends again. Thanks to all who made possible my few QSOs. Hope to see all next month!!
KU4A - Storms moved out just in the nick of time. Conditions otherwise seemed poor but I see a lot of folks already with a lot of QSOs.
W2JEK - Was glad to be on. Had thunderstorms earlier. Not much activity on 80. Good to find 20 open. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5w to wire antennas. Used Signal Electric straight key. Had fun. 72 and 73, Don Younger W2JEK #1135
W9CC - A bit of QRN but otherwise not too bad. 73!
W4RQ - Another really good monthly Sprint, thanks to all.
VE2RH - Hello. It is my first sprint (NW2K: We're quite pleased that you joined us Georgette). I wil try again and I hope it will be best record but it's not my aim. I love QRP and CW. Best regards, Georgette, VE2RH
VE2TH - Hi! Another real fun sprint test. The new KX3 with is filtering and sentivity help a lot to dig the weak ones. See you next time and have fun, 72 Michel VE2TH
VE5BCS - The band was not good here. Heavy QSB 559 to 0. I was lucky to work 7. 40 was nothing there. But enjoyable.
N1IMW - Fun night as always gang. . .too bad the aurora wasn't around like saturday, we could have racked up the au contacts!
AK4LP - Lots of QRN but still had fun trying!
W5YDM - Lots of good signals here in North Texas as usual, especially on 20, where I stayed all night. In order to run a little equipment test, I decided to leave the FT-950 and fan dipole behind and brave the heat and mosquitos to work the sprint outdoors in the bed of my pickup using my K1 and 80 ft end-fed inverted L with tailpipe ground. That meant paper logging, and it went well up until 01:50 UTC when it got too dark to see the log and I had to go to a small penlight. I shut down at 02:10 UTC due to a strong saw-tooth signal that jumped all over the frequencies and made communication impossible. The K1 actually receives a cw signal better than the FT-950, but has a poor bandwidth filter that couldn't handle the interference. Had I been on the 950, it would have been a different story.
K2GLS - Had a power outage from severe thunderstorms so got a late start. 20 was good but QSB was frustrating when a good signal faded, never to return. Plenty of activity on 40 but QRN from the storms. Thanks to all who pulled my signal out of the QRM, QRN, etc. 72/73 K2GLS
VE3FUJ - Tnx for the contacts. Condx not very good here, lots of static crashes, which led to asking for some repeats, and I only had 45 to spend on the sprint. See you all next months. Brion 3011
K4BAI - FT1000MP. 5W, TH6DXX, dipole. Won't get a Golden Log award for this one. Band conditions and activity on 20 and 40 were very good. But, my logging computer crashed at the end of the Sprint and I was able to recover only the first 45 minutes of the log (NW2K: Log recovery continues and the score will be posted soon. Thank you.). 73/72, John, K4BAI
K6MGO - First 23 minutes, all I heard was noise, then finally started hearing some signals. Noise was very high, S7-8 entire Sprint. Only heard one signal on 20 but didn't get all info. Nothing on 80. Does anyone in CA operate on 80m?
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and inv V at 40' for 40. Started out on 20 for 11 Q's...went to 80 and heard nothing...then to 40 and made 15 Q's for a total of 16 multis. Never went back to 80. Condx weren't the best but they were better than during the weekend. The ever changing band condx are the spices of these sprints. They keep it interesting...and challenging. Great to work some familiar calls and some that are new to my log. Thanks to all. I've uploaded my log to LoTW and eQSL...hope you'll consider doing the same. Hope to work some of you during the Bumblebee Sprint. 72/73 Will NQ2W
NI8N - I'm looking forward to quieter Sprints in the fall.
WA1GWH - Seemed a tumult at the start plus lots of QRN and QSB, but evened out nicely about half way through.
AK4LF - Only was able to work the last hour and mainly hunted and pounced on 40. Used a You Kits HB-1B and J-43 Key. Maybe we'll do better next month 72
VE7YU - Conditions were good here on 20 during the day but went downhill just before the contest started! Next time...
N1RU - I hooked up the straight key for the first time in 30 years--apologies to all who copied my awful fist. I'll need to practice more before the next sprint or just revert back to paddles. Conditions in NE Indiana weren't good and I was only available for parts of the two hours, but I still enjoyed being in the sprint as always. 72, James
NF8M - Too much going on this week! Plus nice weather finally allowed some outside work so only got an hour or so in.
AA2YK - Knowing I wouldn't get out of work until 2030 local (Eastern) time and not wanting to make two trips into town to pick up my son from a church function later that evening, I tried something different for this Sprint. Before work I packed my 40m hamstick and Ten Tec R4020 into the car. After work I found a wide spot on the side of a road and tuned 40m. I had a blast! Worked eight stations in the Sprint before I had to shuffle off again. The 4w from the QRP rig to the hamstick seemed to work well enough, and 40m for the most part was manageable, though the QRN from a thunderstorm was a factor. Thanks for a great Sprint! Ernie
N6VOH - ONLY PLAYED AROUND THE LAST FEW MINUTES OF THE CONTEST, BUT HAD FUN...
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, July 19, 2012 0030-0230Z
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.