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Nov 2012 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#97)


Final Results

K3WWP Comments - It's all over now. No more checking. No more appeals. The scores are final and written in stone. We wound up with 122 logs. The W2, W4, W8, W0 divisions had enough entries (10+ logs) to earn a Second Place certificate. W4 had enough (20+ logs) for a Third Place certificate. I echo Corey's comments below about our first-timers and a hearty welcome to you.

KF0U Comments - Logs look great! I appreciate everyone checking their entry to make sure there are no errors. In the soapbox, check out our first-timers NZ1MT, NN4K, WB9G, WA6OEF, N3SW, KB3ZHX and AB7DG. Glad to find W2SH back on the air (see soapbox).
SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K1IEE   18    18  36   14  504  x2  1008  OCF wire @30'
KQ1P    11    11  22    7  154  x2   308  80/40 trap dipole @40'
N1IMW    7     7  14    7   98  x2   196  Magnet wire dipole @20'
W1OH    10    10  20    8  160       160  Doublet @35'
KB1UOH   6     6  12    5   60  x2   120  Vertical
K1YAN   10    10  20    5  100       100  G5RV Jr. @30'
N1DN     2     1   3    2    6 x1.5    9  Multiband Dipole at 66'
NZ1MT    1     1   2    1    2  x2     4  PAR End Fedz 10-20-40 dipole in attic

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W2SH    27    27  54   13  702  x2  1404  270' dpl @45'
KA2KGP  20    20  40   13  520  x2  1040  Dipole @25' or gnd. mtd. vertical 
K2GLS   19    19  38   11  418  x2   836  80M dpl @20', 40M dpl @30', 20M dpl @20'
WB9G    16    16  32   13  416  x2   832  Trap dipole @ 20'
W2JEK   20    20  40   10  400  x2   800  40m dipole, 80m end fed, both @20'
K2ZC    18    18  36   11  396  x2   792  40/80M dipole @30'
K2YGM   24    24  48   13  624       624  40M inv vee @40'
WA2WUH  14    13  27   11  297  x2   594  Sloper @35'
WA2JSG  14    14  28    8  224  x2   448  Vert mounted @12'
N2ESE   15    15  30   10  300       300  80M ocf-dipole @25'
NQ2W    13    12  25   10  250       250  Inv v @40', gnd mtd vert
K2JT    13    13  26    9  234       234  Dpl @30'
KC2VBU   8     8  16    5   80  x2   160  80M EFHWW @50'
KD2MU    6     6  12    6   72        72  Folded dipole @ 25'
KC2JKU   5     5  10    4   40        40  G5RV @15'
NW2K     3     3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl @40'
WA2CCD   1     1   2    1    2  x2     4  150' rndm wire @10'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP   43    43  86   20 1720  x2  3440  ~100' attic rnd wire, attic dipole
KB3ZHX  28    28  56   12  672  x2  1344  G5RV @20'
N3SW    18    17  35   13  455  x2   910  Doublet @25'
K2DEP   12    12  24    8  192  x2   384  G5RV @30'
KC2EGL  12    12  24    6  144  x2   288  g5rv@25'
KE3HL    7     7  14    5   70  x2   140  80/40 dipole @30'
AK3X     5     5  10    4   40  x2    80  Inv vee @27'
KG3W     6     6  12    5   60        60  All-band dipole @24'
N3AEA    2     2   4    2    8  x2    16  Inv V, slanted, @20'

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI   51   49  100   22 2200  x2  4400  40M dipole @40'; 80M inverted vee dip
KB4QQJ  44   43   87   19 1653  x2  3306  EndFed @33'
K2UFT   42   42   84   19 1596  x2  3192  80M loop, open wire feeders
N4BP    60   58  118   26 3068      3068  40/80 coax-trap dipole @62'
K4ORD   58   58  116   20 2320      2320  160M dpl 35', 80M dpl 35', 40M dpl 45'
WD4E    45   44   89   22 1958      1958  80M horiz loop @40'
WX4RM   27   27   54   16  864  x2  1728  6BTV gnd mtd vertical
KG4UPO  24   24   48   17  816  x2  1632  dblt@30'
K4ZGB   23   21   44   13  572  x2  1144  14AVQ vertical @ 20'
WB4UHC  23   23   46    9  414  x2   828  80 invV@30'
WA4ZOF  15   15   30   13  390  x2   780  OCF dipole @30', full wave loop
WG8Y    17   16   33   11  363  x2   726  Grd mtd 40M wire vert. 16 radials
KB0ETU  11   11   22   10  220  x2   440  Dpl @40'
W4DUK   12   12   24    7  168  x2   336  End-fed Zepp @20'
N4FZ    11   11   22    7  154  x2   308  HF9V vertical
AI4SV    9    9   18    7  126  x2   252  Gnd mtd vert
K4NVJ    9    9   18    7  126  x2   252  88' non-resonant dipole @35'
K4JPN    8    8   16    7  112  x2   224  Zepp 
KK4BOB   8    7   15    7  105  x2   210  Rndm wire @30' 
W4TZM    9    9   18    7  126       126  40M loop
NN4K     7    7   14    5   70 x1.5  105  135' Zepp with 450ohm feedline @40'
W4HH     5    5   10    5   50  x2   100  OCF dipole @25'
NA4SO    7    7   14    7   98        98  ocf dpl@45'
KU4A     6    6   12    5   60        60  Slp dpl @40'
K4KRW    2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  Windom @25'
KJ4LEN   2    2    4    2    8  x2    16  40m/20m Inv. V@40' , 80m dipole @40'
WB4MNK   1    1    2    1    2         2  Vertical

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5IQS   31    29  60   18 1080  x2  2160  40/20 meter fan Dipole @20'
K5GQ    11    10  21    7  147 x1.5  221  Dipole @19'
KA5TJS   5     5  10    4   40  x2    80  80 mtr dipole @30'
KE5YUM   1     1   2    1    2  x2     4  Inverted V @30'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WA6OEF  17    17  34   13  442  x2   884  Buddistick @10'
N6GA    11     9  20    8  160       160  Dpl @25'
K6CSL    4     4   8    4   32  x2    64  Delta Loop, Coaxial Dipole, Horiz. Loop
K6MGO    6     6  12    4   48        48  Indoor 50' doublet
AB7DG    1     1   2    1    2  x2     4  Windom Dipole @25'

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA7VW   11    11  22    9  198  x2   396  Dpl @40'
KE7YTE   9     8  17    8  136  x2   272  Vertical Dipole @18' @ feed point
K7ZI    12    11  23   11  253       253  Rotatable dipole @50'
AA7CU   10     9  19    7  133       133  Mobile 6' Whip @12'
W7GAH    4     4   8    4   32  x2    64  240' Random Wire @60'
WU7F     2     2   4    2    8  x2    16  35' vert mounted nr gnd
NU7T     2     2   4    1    4  x2     8  80m dipole at 7'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NI8N    53    53 106   20 2120  x2  4240  40 and 80 mtr dipoles
N8IUP   43    42  85   22 1870  x2  3740  40m delta loop es 40-80m NVIS
W8DW    36    36  72   18 1296  x2  2592  OCF Dipole @35'  
N8XMS   28    28  56   15  840  x2  1680  Vert
W3NP    28    28  56   13  728  x2  1456  130' long CF Zepp @45'
N8QY    26    26  52   14  728  x2  1456  G5RV @30'
KB3CXQ  11    11  22    9  198  x2   396  Gnd mtd vrt, wdm @35'
WB8LZG  10    10  20    8  160  x2   320  Dpl @35'
WA8SAN  14    14  28   10  280       280  G5RV @25'
KB8FE    6     6  12    6   72  x2   144  Dpl @30'
NF8M     7     7  14    5   70  x2   140  80m OCF dpl @35'
K8DRT    5     5  10    4   40  x2    80  OCF Dipole @25'
AD7TN    4     4   8    4   32  x2    64  30' LW @15'
NZ8Y     4     4   8    4   32        32  End-fed wire at 20'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KB0KFX  27    27  54   16  864  x2  1728  Gnd mtd vert butternut
KB9ILT  40    38  78   16 1248      1248  Delta loop (top @25' - bottom @1')
W9CC    18    18  36   12  432  x2   864  80M Loop @15'
K9EYT   12    12  24    9  216  x2   432  G5RV @25'
AB4KJ   11    11  22    9  198       198  Delta loop
W9UX     9     9  18    5   80        80  Dpl @30'
W9GFB    4     4   8    3   24  x2    48  20M dpl @30',40M dpl @20'
N9KR     5     5  10    3   30        30  EF Zepp @20'
N9RLO    1     1   2    1    2  x2     4  CF zepp @45'

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K9OSC   42    42  84   25 2100  x2  4200  CF Zepp @30'
K0EUN   29    28  57   19 1083  x2  2166  40M loop @20'
K0KCY   28    28  56   18 1008  x2  2016  Inv V @40'
N3PDT   17    17  34   13  442  x2   884  148' inv L
N0TU    17    17  34   13  442  x2   884  43' vertical
W9LHG   23    23  46   14  644       644  40M loop @35'
K0JEM   13    13  26   11  286  x2   572  Attic dipole
KA8HDE  10    10  20    9  180  x2   360  G5RV @30'
NO2D    11    11  22    8  176  x2   352  80M Doublet @30'
KD1V    10     9  19    8  152  x2   304  Vert, raised radials
N8LA     8     8  16    8  128  x2   256  Dipole @35'
WA0KAQ   5     5  10    5   50 x1.5   75  Dipole @15'
K2HT     5     5  10    2   20  x2    40  80 Meter Dipole @40'
KD0V     0     0   0    0    0         0  Indoor Buddistick

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE3RCN  11    11  22    9  198  x2   396  Ground Mounted Vertical, 80m dipole
VE3GNU  12    12  24    7  168  x2   336  Multiband dipole @40'---DXCC
VE3EDX   8     8  16    6   96  x2   192  Gnd Mtd Vertical
VE3XT   10     8  18   10  180       180  Homebrew ground vertical 
VA2SG    7     7  14    6   84  x2   168  Carolina windom @40'
VA3KUG   9     9  18    5   90        90  Gnd Mtd 5BTV / ZS6BKW Inv V @30'
VE3FUJ   5     5  10    4   40  x2    80  G5RV @50'
VE5BCS   4     4   8    3   24  x2    48  Loop ant @30'

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

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

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First time entrant high scorerKB3ZHX
Paddle/bug handle - K1/K2 knob insert drawingNU7T

The following appeared 5 or more times in submitted logs, but
did not submit a log themselves for whatever reason:
KB3AAG - 38
WB5BKL (nm) - 15
K5ON - 11
KA9FQG - 11
KD8A - 11
NK8O - 11
N9LL - 10
K4UK - 9
WA1LWS - 9
K0EVZ - 8
N2JNZ - 7
W1PID - 7
AB9CA - 6
N3AAZ - 5
W5FN - 5
WA1GWH - 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: 122
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 175 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,819
States represented: 37 + BC ON QC SK + FG

GOLDEN LOGS - 64 of 121 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate, no not-in-log QSOs):
AA7CU AB7DG AD7TN K0EUN K0JEM K2UFT K2YGM K4JPN K4KRW K4ORD K6CSL K6MGO K8DRT K9EYT K9OSC KA5TJS KA8HDE KB1UOH KB3CXQ KB8FE KB9ILT KC2EGL KC2VBU KD1V KE3HL KE5YUM KG3W KG4UPO KJ4LEN KQ1P KU4A N0TU N1DN N2ESE N3AEA N8LA N8XMS N9KR N9RLO NF8M NO2D NQ2W NU7T NW2K NZ1MT VE3EDX VE3FUJ VE3RCN W4DUK W4HH W4TZM W7GAH W8DW W9CC W9GFB W9UX WA2CCD WA2JSG WA6OEF WA8SAN WB4MNK WD4E WG8Y WU7F

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. Email pix_email_naqcc (1K) with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".

SOAPBOX:
K2HT - Tnx for qrp qso's. High noise levels in MO tonite. K4ORD had strongest sig. Have a nice Thanksgiving es C U next sprint.

W9UX - Nothing heard on 20. Weak signals on 40. Hope condx improve soon. 72 Terry #0033

AI4SV - Missed a few sprints due to work; glad I could get on for abt an hour tonight. Didn't hear anything on 20. 8 qsos on 40, 2 on 80.

W9GFB - Fun as always.

VA2SG - Some straight key fun to provide the rare mult;)

W4HH - 40 meters was AWFUL here in Eastern Virginia on the Chesapeake Bay.

NO2D - 40 Meters was "hot" this evening, as it was last night during the Fox Hunt, so I just stayed there until my wrist got tired and I quit. I may get more points with a straight key, but I can hang in there longer when I use my paddle. Choices. Thanks for a great sprint. Pete, NO2D.

K8DRT - Had fun tonight. Just knocking the rust off of the K1 and key. Thank you all. Ray

K1YAN - K1YAN Single band effort with 2.5 watts from a SW Labs DSW40. Fair conditions with some QSB.

NZ1MT - My first ever NAQCC sprint! QRP does work after all, I'm looking forward to the next sprint. Still building up my code speed so only managed the one QSO. 73 Mike - NZ1MT

NF8M - The A index did its thing again - 130+, wid QRN QSB on 40. Ran the KX1 which doesn't have 80 so stayed on 40. Agn, howdy neighbors AD7TN es N8XMS. 73 es cu next month

WA2JSG - Fun sprint, as always. 80m pretty hot this evening. IC-703, 5w from a 12v battery into vertical antenna. Bencher RJ-1 straight key.

K2ZC - It's been a while since I worked this sprint. It's a lot of fun. Tnx all for the qso's. 72es73, Dave

KB3CXQ - I definitely had much better luck on 80m this time around. 40 was not the greatest this time and nothing on 20. Lots of fun at 5W!

N1IMW - Greetings from NH ! Noisey tonight (s5) on 40. . .slightly quieter (s4)on 80. Great to hear a few ops work through the noise ! Happy sweeps this weekend! Dennis N1imw

W7GAH - Trying out a new random wire antenna. Very noisy tonight, probably not the best night to test a noisy antenna ... but there you go. Sorry K0KCY and KG4UPO. Lost both of you mid exchange. 20m relatively quiet but only a few stations in the first 1/2 hr. 40m extremely noisy but got a little better during second hour. Fun time as always. Til next time 73

K2DEP - I really enjoyed this NA Sprint. Condx were pretty good especially on 80M which I was not able to use before I put up the G5RV. And I learned a little more abt my ICOM 703. Hope to get better at this. I have been a ham 7 1/2 months now and really enjoy CW. Hope to see you on the bands. Steve

KB0KFX - Had fun coming back to this sprint from a spring/summer/fall hiatus. I'm finally putting some good air time on the KX3 and it's getting better. I'm also glad I got on the air before imminent snow and cold because I found my vertical needs tweaking especially on 80M. 80M noise (or lack thereof) sounded like the dead quiet of winter here.

K4KRW - Conditions here were absolutely horrible. I heard maybe 7 stations in all. I managed two contacts. I still had fun trying to pull everyone out of the noise. Thanks!

K3WWP - Now that was a fun relaxing two hours. QRN was bad, but my new KX3 worked very well in helping to pull you out of the mud. There were a couple stations I just couldn't get. One ended in a U, I think and the other one had an X in the call. Sorry about that. I found the KX3 much more relaxing to operate than any other rig I've used in our sprint. Looking forward to doing the CQWW DX contest with it now. Nice to work some folks I don't believe I've worked in our sprints before, as well as the old familiar folks. It's wonderful how some of you seem to never miss a sprint. Now after a computer club meeting and our sprint, I'm going to take it easy for an hour or so before bedtime, and probably watch some Formula 1 Grand Prix racing on the Internet. So long till next month.

WA4ZOF - Much fun as usual tnx to all i worked and happy THANKSGIVING to all. TOM WA4ZOF

W3NP - Home from mid-week service at church late so got a 45 minute late start. On 40 at first and not so good. Went to 80 and had quite a few QSO's in a little over an hour. Fun but rushed. Next month will be on Tuesday evening so it will hopefully be more relaxing. Rig was my K2-10 @ 5 watts and a Nye Master key. 72 de WV

K2UFT - On 40 about 0240 could hear W7 station working mid-west, conditions otherwise spotty. Should have gone t0 80 earier in evening, nothing heard on 20 meters.

KE3HL - Nice to be back after a year's absence!

VA3KUG - Enjoyed another Sprint. I operated with TS-480 at 5 watts and made most contacts with ZS6BKW inverted V dipole at 30' . I had planned to stick to 40m for the whole sprint but I found conditions on 40 fairly poor. Signals on 80m were stronger and seemed to be less affected with QSB. Regardless, I am having a blast working these short duration contests!

KB4QQJ - That was a good sprint. Odd conditions. I'd been trying ot check into a net and no one could hear me so I figured the sprint would be slow also. Twenty meters was dead as a hammer....Turns out only east west couldn't here me. North South was hoppin! Forty was still going strong when I switched to 80 and it was solid contacts till the end and had a few waiting. My apologies to the W?9?M and ?6MGO stations. I tried to pull out out of the mini pileup but just too much QRM. Had fun. Rig= KX3 # 085, Ant= PAR EndFedz at 33 feet, Key= 1920's Marconi AS300A straight key. 72 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ

KB0ETU - First contact I gave the wrong number (KB4QQP). Gave him 3383 instead of 3833. 20 meter band was completely dead for me. 40 meters was noisey, and surprise surprise, made a contact on 80 meters which was really noisey until 0321, then it went quiet. Fun sprint. Ready for the next one already. K-2 @ 5 watts with dipole up 40 feet. Works for me! Happy Thanksgiving everyone. 72, Phil - KB0ETU

KB9ILT - Forty meters was strong the first hour, terrible the second. Managed a few QSOs on 80 meters, but don't have a decent antenna for that band. The bands must have been long as I had no QSOs with neighboring states. Thanks to all.

WA0KAQ - This was an experimental contest for me - the first with the group in a l-o-n-g time. I downloaded GenLog and got it working, but only spent about 45 minutes on the air. Didn't hear many stations calling, but it was fun working the few I heard. -- 73, Bill WA0KAQ, #2806

KE7YTE - I GOT A LATE START BUT STILL HAD FUN. TNX. RIG KX3, 5W, VERT D.P. FED AT 18'

NN4K - This was my first Sprint and I didn't get started until late. Thanks for all the Q's and I hope to join you again for some more QRP CW fun!! 73/72

WG8Y - Hi all, Running a temp ant. as we are still settling into our new home. The new shack is aboout half set up. I cut a wire for 40 and threw it into a tree. Have 16 radials of various lengths spread out till I can get set up better. Thanks all for hearing me from N.C. Always fun working the Sprints. 72 DE WG8Y Mark

K6CSL - Very sparse population on 20m, TNX to VE5BCS and KH6G for the QSO's. It was really nice to work Doc, K0EVZ in NM on 40. I hear Doc regularly in the QRP Fox Hunts. Then it is very unusual for me to work anything QRP on 80 and it was really nice to work NU7T up in Sparks, NV. 73's to all and to all a good night from the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL

K5GQ - WOW this is a loud signal. 100W OK!

N4FZ - Band conditions were down, and fewer signals heard this Sprint.I had to really work to hear the weak signals on 40m. I was using my newly built Hendricks KD1JV Tribander QRP rig, with a Lionel J-38 WWII key. Had fun just the same! 73s All, Gene

K4ORD - Started on 40M only made 1 qso VE3FUJ with a good signal, then I said hey where is everybody,quick check of 20M was nil,so ok will try noisy 80M and low and behold it was quieter than my line noise on 10M ( which I hope the power co. fixes soon, I found an ARC on a ground wire)and plenty of NAQCC ops on 80, had a great run made 57 qso's on 80M and just the one on 40M. My FIREFOX PLUG IN says the solar flux is 142 and A index 33, K index 1, so that must be what it takes to make 80M so good! Thanks to all for the qso's 73/72 Riley

WB9G - My first Sprint. I had a great time and very much look forward to next month. 73 and thanks for the QSOs de Chris, WB9G #6311

N8LA - I wish the bands would realize that "giving a lot of static" is my job, not theirs! I feel like giving this site a lot of static for not displaying all of my soapbox comments last month, namely, the campaign propaganda I included urging people to write in my call sign for President of the United States on their ballots. I attribute my not being elected President directly to that exclusion. I have been almost completely disconsolate ever since losing the election. It is fortunate that the monthly NAQCC sprint constitutes one of my few consolations!

KC2VBU - What fun and great conditions here on 40m & 80m. Never even checked out 20m. Really enjoyed the great ops helping me feel good moving up to the world of 4 watts from QRPp....gud to work you Don(W2JEK)glad top see the mess from Sandy didn't keep you (or me)off the air!

WX4RM - Another fun sprint. 20 was dead as a doornail, so started off on noisy 40. Was able to hold a frequency for the first half hour, which produced half of my qso's. This seems to be the key to getting a good score. Did hunt and pounce the remaining hour and a half on 40 and 80. Had a blast, thanks for all those hams with good ears who pulled my signal out.

N3PDT - Noisy, noisy and noisy, but always fun. Trying out a new antenna, and pleased with results so far. It's 148' inverted L, vertical leg only 45', and over a field of 32-29'and 4-61' radials. Finally have a decent 80m antenna! Had some problems remembering to switch the bands in GenLog when I moved, so I apologize for any busted calls due to my negligence.

KC2JKU - Lot's of fun for the short time I was on. Someday I may be able to run a full sprite with out interruptions. HAHA Keep doing a great job with these sprints. Thank you for your time and effort. Glad you guys are there for the rest of us. Terry

WA6OEF - My first sprint... thanks to all for an enjoyable event.

NW2K - Only 3 minutes, but I wanted to get a log in.

KQ1P - Conditions were like Goldilocks and the three bears- 20 was too quiet, 40 was too noisy, and 80 was just right. Have a pleasant Thanksgiving everyone. John

N3SW - First NAQCC Sprint for me. It was fun.

K4BAI - FT1000MP, dipole, inverted vee. No credit is counted for the first three QSOs as I was running over 5W at that time by mistake. Thanks for K0EUN for working me a second time to count for me for the sprint. 20M was dead at the start. 40 and 80M were both good, quiet, with good activity from all over. 40M started out short and rapidly went long. I lost several QSOs in the middle of the exchange when the signals faded out. Very sorry about that. 80M was good out to TX, MN, and NJ as well as for local GA and AL stations. Thanks for all QSOs and hope to work you all from PJ4 Bonaire next week. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

K2GLS - Lots of activity on 40 and 80 and low QRN. Fewer multipliers since 20M activity was almost non existent. Still one of my best Sprints in terms of total contacts. 72 and 73 to all who had the patience to pull out my signal.

KB1UOH - 40M was pretty rough here but enjoyed the short time I had. KS and GA contacts made it worth while.

VE3FUJ - Condx's were very poor at this QTH noise-level high and signal very week so I packed it in after abt 1/2 hr. Also I wasn't really feeling up to it this time, for some reason. Brion 3011

KB3ZHX - Got a late start for my first sprint. Operated portable from mountain near home. It took a bit longer than expected to get my antenna up, but all went well. Great fun and managed to work 29 qso's! Thanks!

WD4E - Good condx on 40 with low qrn and some very nice long skip. Able to work NM,CA,CO and UT which doesn't very often happen for me. 40 was so good I only went to 80 at the very end.

WB8LZG - Hello agn QRP brass pounders! Ran the Argonaut agn this month,es i really get a kick outta this rig. Another gud sprint tonight. I didn't hv the time id like to devote to this sprint, but the bands did seem to be in fair condx this month. Glad to work all the gang. see u next month. 73 Gregg

KA2KGP - 20M. closed early here in WNY but 40 & 80 were in good shape this sprint. Good turnout. Happy Thanksgiving to all ! 73

N8IUP - Great time.....

N8XMS - Band conditions seemed very unstable but I tried to make the most of it and had a great time.

K7ZI - UTC times on log are estimation. I forgot to write the end time for each contact. Hope you accept my effort without being accurate time wise. Have been unable to participate for several months--unavoidable conflicts. People were spread out nicely across the band making it much easier to separate calls. Thanks guys! QRO signals not a problem this time. With my equipment noise is always a problem. Maybe my ears need filters and amplifiers. 73!

K6MGO - I honestly don't get it, California(W6) used to have about the most hams in the country, we have 370 members in the NAQCC and yet we consistently have the least or next to the least logs turned in. What happened to all of the CA (W6)hams? I had S9 noise on 20m and didn't hear a single signal, QRP or QRO, Never have heard a single signal on 80m here in CA, and had a S8 noise level on 40m, but at least there were some signals. Always fun, the other CA members don't know what they are missing. Sorry about the soap box, but it makes me sad that so many don't participate.

VE3GNU - Interesting! Almost equal success on 40 and 80---there were considerable 'strange' noises at or near the center of our operational-window---as well! Happy with my results---setup here: Argonaut V at 5 W and a DXCC multiband dipole with the apex at 40 ft. Had to narrow the DSP filter down quite a bit, though. Thanks to all who showed such patience and courtesy.

AA7VW - 20 meters good out to the MS river. Nothing heard from the east coast. Only 30 minutes operating but still had fun.

KG3W - Small offering this time. Son's family her from Georgia for the week. Snuck away for 15 minutes. Have a Happy thanksgiving everyone! See Ya next time. "72" Scotty

KU4A - A little slow this month, as 40m was packed with signals. Will definitely try 80m some next month.

K2YGM - Very high noise level here due to branches hanging on nearby power lines resulting from HURRICANE SANDY and the Noreaster. Conditions were not very good on 40 at this location and I decided to try 80 with just the center of the coax and the existing 40 meter Inv Vee. Not very efficient but it worked a bit. Lots of strong signals on 80 from the southern states. Managed Canada as well. Thanks for another fun sprint. 72 Bob K2YGM

W1OH - Two sprints in a row! Had fun doing a little S&P on 40m and 80m. Only heard one very weak signal on 20m at the start - was 20m really that dead? Hope I can make it 3 in a row next month! Thanks, NAQCC!

W5IQS - 20 was poor here in Texas but lots of stations on 40. I logged K4KRW at 0229 but did not hear his QSL on the exchange. I hope he got the info. Till next month, 72, W5IQS

KA5TJS - I only had time to play for about half and hour but the 40 meter band was good. I listened on 20 and did not hear a thing. Thanks to all who copied my sig. I had VE3FUJ solid but when he came back he got covered up by a tuner upper. I really wanted that VE darn it! 73's and CU next month: Allen KA5TJS

AK3X - Limited time as usual. 40M conditions were somewhat marginal, but I stuck there anyway (no 80M rig anyway). DSW-40 at 3w, inv vee at 27', Nye Viking Speed-X straight key. Had a good time while it lasted. 72 til next time.. Peter

AD7TN - I heard no one on 20m, but Condx was much better than last month. For this Sprint, I used a J-47 straight key which I recently found at local antique shop. This is my 3rd consective month to participate NAQCC Sprint!

W2JEK - Conditions were poor with none heard on 20 and only 3 qso on 40 which had a qsb problem. 80m was the best but not as good as i've heard it in the past. Glad to work k3wwp and kc2vbu with their new rigs. Used ft-840 at 5 watts and wire antennas. Hope next month will be better. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

AB7DG - This was my first NAQCC Sprint participation. Hopefully, I will make more QSOs in future events. 73 de Tony, AB7DG - #6204

K1IEE - Band conditions were good even though 40M seemed to get a slow start. Had little QRN on both 40M and 80M. Had a great time. Thanks to all. Dick K1IEE

N9RLO - I was very tired, made only one QSO on 80, then pulled the switch and went to bed. KB3ZHX had an excellent signal on 80 and I made contact with him on the first call. Rig was an ICOM 718 at 5 watts, my favorite Junker straight key and a center fed Zepp, fed with ladder line, up 45 ft. Happy Thanksgiving to all and 73, John N9RLO

W2SH - In NJ after 15 days of no electricity, 13 without heat until the purchase of a small generator, I was in no shape for a sprint. But QRP ham radio can run on battery power, something I did in small doses. With a shack temperature in the low 40s Fahrenheit and fingers stiff after hours of running a chainsaw, my QRV sessions and resulting QSOs were necessarily brief. Commercial power was restored two days before the sprint, but having been lodged for a fortnight in a depressing and stressful time capsule without internet or telephone connections, I had no idea that a NAQCC sprint was due. Hearing a "CQ NA" at 0208Z, the reality slowly dawned on me. Large falling trees, two of which landed on my roof, had taken down all but one antenna. 80 seemed lively and it was in vastly better shape than 40. My final peek at 40 revealed WA6OEF. I figured he was a displaced west coaster and nearly fell out of my chair when he came back to me with "579 CA"! Despite the many troubles here, this sprint brought great joy, much coming from QSOs with five members holding >6K NAQCC numbers.

VE3RCN - I only had 40 minutes for radio time. Wall to wall QRP signals here. I wish I could have spent the whole two hours at the radio. Lots of activity. Conditions were quite good. Kevin VE3RCN (Royal Canadian Navy)

KB8FE - 40 meters was kind of weak this time here in northern Ohio. I heard some nice activity on 80 meters but I do not have an 80 meter antenna up. Leaves are all down and raked now. Let's hope for another rather mild winter. With only six contacts my goal is a Golden Log!

KD0V/0 - The evening of November 14 was not the evening to operation with a Buddistick sitting on the floor of a hotel room in Fargo, ND. High noise level and poor propagation. It really gives me sympathy for those of you who have to use and indoor antenna. If anyone tried to answer my call, THANK YOU. I didn't hear you. Sometimes an SWR of 1.2 to 1 is just not good enough for a short vertical. 72, Merlin - KD0V

NI8N - Great Fun.

K4NVJ - Good condx!

VE3XT - First go at submitting a log, hope it is ok, Bill VE3XT

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter at 5W to an inverted vee at 40' (40) and a ground mounted, homebrewed, near bottom-loaded vertical with too few radials (80). Started late so I could finish watching Survivor! 20 was very quiet at 0200 UTC - heard one station but was not heard by that station. 40 was better but sigs were up and down. Heard K4BAI and called him...he was gone. Glad I was able to work him later. Lots of signals were like that so only 10 Q's. 80 was okay but my antenna and my city lot really limits what can be done...made 3 Q's and am glad I can make any. Hoping for better conditions next month and for the upcoming CQ WWDX test and ARRL 10 Meter test...lots of fun. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks to all for your participation. 72/73, Will, NQ2W

KD2MU - Been a while and I need to get back in the swing. Thanks. 72

N8QY - Short skip for my QTH but lots of station on 80m and 40m . Love the NAQCC Sprints .

N9KR - Poor on 40 this time. See you again next month.










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

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Thursday, November 15, 2012 0130-0330Z (note change due to Thanksgiving)

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.