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Mar 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#101)


FINAL Results

K3WWP Comments - It's now past 2400Z the second Sunday folowing the sprint. That means the time for appeals is over, and no further changes can be made to the scores or GOLDEN LOG listing. The results are FINAL. See you in the April sprint.

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K1IEE    33   33  66   15  990  x2  1980  OCF long wire @30'
K1YAN    19   19  38   15  570  x2  1140  G5RV Jr. @30'
N2CN     32   29  61   17 1037      1037  G5RV @45'
N1IMW    17   16  33    9  297  x2   594  Dpl @20'
W1SVU    15   14  29    9  261  x2   522  Inv ZS6BKW
KB1UOH   14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  Vert
WI1B      4    4   8    2   16        16  Dpl @25'
KQ1P      2    2   4    2    8         8  Loop @30'
WA1VGB    1    1   2    1    2         2  27' loop on bookcase es BLT tuner
KK1X      0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  40m G5RV @50'

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NW2K     77   76 153   30 4590  x2  9180  Fan Dpl @40'
W2SH     39   38  77   18 1386  x2  2772  270' Dpl @45'
K2YGM    37   35  72   18 1296  x2  2592  80m EFHW, 20/40 - G5RV mini
WA2NYY   32   31  63   15  945  x2  1890  80m OCF @35'
W2JEK    28   28  56   15  840  x2  1680  20 gp, 40 dp, 80 ef all @20'
KA2KGP   23   23  46   15  690  x2  1380  5 band dpl @25'
K2GLS    23   23  46   14  644  x2  1288  80M dpl@20' 40M dpl@30' 20M dpl@20'
N2ESE    23   23  46   16  736       736  80m ocf dpl @25'
WA1GWH   17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  1/4 wave inv L against ground system
AA2VG     9    8  17    8  136  x2   272  Carolina Windom 10-80 @40'
K2ZC      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Dpl @30'
WA2JSG    6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Vert mounted @12'
KC2VBU    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  80m EFHWW @50'
KQ2RP     6    6  12    6   72        72  invV@45'
WA2FBN    4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  135' dipole @30' - fed 300 ohm line
W2MDW     2    2   4    2    8         8  80m Inv V doublet @38'
!KN2G     7    7  14    7   98        98  ??@??'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KG3W     45   44  89   21 1869  x2  3738  All band dpl @22'
K3WWP    45   44  89   21 1869  x2  3738  ~110' attic rnd wire
N3SW     33   33  66   17 1122 x1.5 1683  Doublet @25'
KC2EGL   26   25  51   12  612  x2  1224  G5RVjr @20' 
AB3RU    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  G7FEK @30'  
W4SR     12   12  24   10  240       240  Gnd mtd vertical
W3NCR     9    9  18    7  126       126  G5RV @50'
KB3VWK    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dpl @110'
WY3H      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  OCF Dpl @20'

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N4SX     35   35  70   18 1260  x2  2520  Mystery antenna @33'
K4ZGB    32   29  61   19 1159  x2  2318  4BTV vertical, 80 dipole
WX4RM    24   24  48   17  816  x2  1632  6BTV Gnd mtd vert
K4ORD    32   29  61   23 1403      1403  160dpl @35', 80dpl @35', 40 dpl@45'
K2UFT    23   22  45   15  675  x2  1350  80m doublet @40'
WG8Y     20   20  40   15  600  x2  1200  Grd mtd 20, 40&80 1/4 wire verts. 
W4DUK    21   21  42   13  546  x2  1092  EF Zepp @20'
WA4ZOF   19   19  38   14  532  x2  1064  OCF dipole @40'
WB4UHC   19   18  37   13  481  x2   962  80 invV@30'
KB0ETU   14   14  28   14  392  x2   784  Dpl @35'
K4KRW    14   14  28   13  364  x2   728  Fan dipole @25'
WB4OMM   17   14  31   11  341  x2   682  40/80 wire loop @35'
KG4UPO   14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  EFHW @60'
KU4A     23   22  45   13  585       585  Slp dpl @40'
N4FZ     12   11  23   10  230  x2   460  HF9V Vertical
K4EOR    14   13  27    8  216  x2   432  Vertical Gap Titan
NA4O     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  vert delta loop
W4RQ     12   11  23   10  230 x1.5  345  Windom @30'
K4JPN     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Zepp
KJ4LEN   12   12  24    8  192 x1.5  288  40m/20m Inv. V @40' , 80m dipole @40'
K3RLL    13   13  26   10  260       260  Nighttime Vertical 
WA2EDN    8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Dpl @10m
K4NVJ     8    8  16    8  128 x1.5  192  88' non-resonant dipole @35'
N2WG      7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Inv L 30' up 30' across
W4TZM    10   10  20    8  160       160  Doublet @50'
K4DXV     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Vertical
AB4QL    12   12  24    6  144       144  Roof mounted GP
AE5KA     6    6  12    5   60        60  Small Magnetic Loop
AI4SV     2    2   4    1    4  x2     8  Gnd mtd vert

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5IQS    44   37  81   27 2187  x2  4374  Fan dpl @25'
WY5R     12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  Dpl @16'
W5WIL    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  240' Doublet @40'
N5KIP    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Vertical
AA7EQ     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  66' Inverted Vee @20'
AI5I      3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  Gnd mtd vert
KA5TJS    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  80m Dpl @30'

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KA6AIL    8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  20m Vert & 40m Dipole
K6CSL     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Delta Loop, Horiz.Loop, Dipole, EF Wire
K6MGO    12   10  22    6  132       132  Indoor 50' doublet
W6VFW     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Windom Dipole @25'
NQ6E      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl @33' and Inv Vee @30'
KG6EYC    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  G5RVjr @40'
$WA6OEF   6    5  11    5   55 x1.5   83  Buddipole Vertical @10'

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
AA7VW    40   35  75   23 1725  x2  3450  20m Dpl @40'
KE7YTE   12   12  24   11  264  x2   528  Buddipole 20M & 40M Vert. Dipole @18'
WB7EUX   14   13  27    9  243  x2   486  Windom @30'
WD7Y     16   15  31    7  217  x2   434  88' Doublet @30'
W7GAH     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  240' RandWire @60'
WU7F     10   10  20    8  160       160  Vert. near gnd
W7BV      9    9  18    8  144       144  160m OCF dipole @50'
K7ZI      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  ocf Windom/InvL@50'
K5TRI     9    9  18    7  126       126  OCF Dpl @30' 
NU7T      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  R6000
AA7CU     5    5  10    5   50        50  Mobile Vertical @12'
KF7TDF    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dpl @15'
AE7CG     2    1   3    1    3  x2     6  Dpl @10'
@K7ATN    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  EF Fullwave @25'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N8XMS    40   39  79   20 1580  x2  3160  R7 Vertical
KI8R     43   43  86   23 1978      1978  Dipoles for 40/80 and wire vertical 20m
NF8M     20   20  40   13  520  x2  1040  80m OCF dpl @35'
N8QY     20   20  40   12  480  x2   960  G5RV 25' HF9V
AC8LJ    18   17  35   12  420  x2   840  Dpl @40'
WB8LZG   16   15  31   12  372  x2   744  Dpl @30'
KO8U     20   20  40   15  600       600  Inv V @30'
WA8SAN   20   20  40   14  560       560  G5RV @25'
KB8FE    10   10  20   10  200  x2   400  Inv V @25'
AD7TN    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  30' lw @15'
AB8SA     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Inv V @25' 
N8BB      7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Dpl @50' 
W8MRL     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl @25'
KB3CXQ    2    2   4    2    8         8  Gnd mtd vrt    

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KB9ILT   42   38  80   19 1520      1520  Delta Loop 
W9CC     17   17  34   10  340  x2   680  80m Loop @15'
KA9FQG   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  g5rv@35'
K9ANF     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  Inv V @40'
N9RLO     8    8  16    6   96  x2   198  135' cfz@45'
AA9L      5    4   9    4   36  x2    72  Trap dpl @50'
WA9NPS    6    6  12    6   72        72  Dpl @30'
AB9YC     5    5  10    3   30        30  Dpl @20'
AI9IN     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Attic Dpl @30'

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N0TA     59   58 117   30 3510  x2  7020  Doublet @30' & 1/4 wave vertical 
N3PDT    45   43  88   25 2200  x2  4400  148' Inverted L
K0EUN    39   37  74   22 1628  x2  3256  40 loop@40'   
WB0PYF   36   32  68   21 1428  x2  2856  160M DIPOLE @55'
W0EJ     32   31  63   22 1386  x2  2772  OCF Dpl @35'
KD0V     23   20  43   15  645  x2  1290  CF Zepp @50'
N8LA     18   17  35   12  420  x2   840  Dpl @35'
K2HT     16   15  31   13  403  x2   806  80M Horizontal Loop
K0ALN    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  ZS6BKW Dipole (as Inv V) @40'
K9OSC    16   16  32   10  320       320  CF Zepp @30'
WD0K      7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  Cntr fed zepp @35'
K0GUZ     7    7  14    6   84        84  Buddipole Vertical
NO2D      5    5  10    5   50        50  80M Doublet @30'
NS7E      3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  Windom @35'
K0IDC     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Wire @25'
@KB0NJJ   5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Attic Dpl @18'

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE3FUJ   33   32  65   14  910  x2  1820  G5RV @50'
VE5BCS   14   13  27   11  297  x2   594  Loop wire @25'
VE3RCN   13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  Ground mounted vertical
VE7KBN   15   12  27    9  243  x2   486  Cushcraft 3 band vertical - low to ground
VE4WI    15   15  30   12  360       360  40m - End Fed Z @20' , 20m - Vertical
VE3GNU    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Multiband Dpl @40'
VE3HUR    8    8  16    5   80        80  Dpl

SWA Category - DX Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
J37T      2    2   4    2    8         8  Wndm @40'

GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KB3TEL   17   17  34   14  476  x2   952  20m 3el yagi @27'   40-80m dpl @30'
WD5IYT   18   17  35   12  420  x2   840  Force12 XR-5 @75'
NQ2W     23   21  44   18  792       792  Mini beam @25', inv vee @40'
K5GQ      6    6  12    6   72 x1.5  108  2 element beam 25'

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STATS:
Logs submitted: 143 + 1 late log = 144 
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 222 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2,246
States represented: 42 + BC MB ON SK + J3

GOLDEN LOGS - 69 of 143 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate):
AA2VG AA7CU AB3RU AB4QL AB8SA AD7TN AE5KA AE7CG AI9IN K0IDC K2HT K2ZC K4KRW K4ORD
K5GQ K6CSL K7ATN K9ANF K9OSC KA5TJS KA6AIL KA9FQG KB0ETU KB3CXQ KB3VWK KB8FE KB9ILT
KC2EGL KC2VBU KG4UPO KI8R KJ4LEN KO8U KQ1P KQ2RP KU4A N2ESE N2WG N3PDT N8XMS NF8M
NO2D NQ2W NU7T NW2K VE3GNU VE3HUR VE4WI VE5BCS W0EJ W2SH W3NCR W4DUK W4RQ W4TZM
W5WIL W6VFW W7GAH WA1VGB WA2FBN WA2JSG WA8SAN WB4OMM WB4UHC WG8Y WI1B WU7F WY3H WY5R
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:
KB3CXQ - Noisy

W8MRL - Just my second time and I'm still new to CW. I had fun though!

W2MDW - A rough one for me! Turned off the CW decoder on the KX3, no more crutches! Difficult time finding patient QRS stations. Waved the white flag early to go work on my copying! 73!

AI4SV - I was running between various projects this evening but wanted to get a log in. I spun the dial on 40m and immediately heard the familiar call of Dean NW2K, and a moment later another call from New York, WA2NYY. My key was unexpectedly wobbly, so sorry if my code sounded a little sloshy. I'll tighten it up for the next sprint. 72, Jack

KJ4LEN - Made 5 qsos on 20m at the start. Went to 40m and made 7 more. QRN was bad on 40m and 80m. No NAQCC heard on 80m. I only worked the 1st hour of the sprint with my TS130V @5w and Vibroplex original.See everyone next time. Ray

WA9NPS - Great trying out my new Hendricks NADC in a Sprint! Nice signals coming in here. 73 & 72 Everyone

K1YAN - Nice to hear 20m open for the first hour or so. QRN not too bad on 40m.

WU7F - Fun! TNX

KG6EYC - First CW Contest for me! Loads of fun!

WD5IYT - Saw NT1K's post on Reddit and it reminded me about the sprint. Dug out the K1 and straight key. Fun!

KC2EGL - Even though 40M was noisy tonight the signals were awesome. Had one of my best sprints ever. Thanks to all who answered my call. Hope to see you next month in the sprint. 73 Mike. Rig KX3 Key US Navy Flameproof

WA2JSG - Only had last 25 minutes to spend. These 12 hour work days hard on this ole guy. Always a fun event.

N3PDT - Good conditions here, especially on 20m. Lots of good signals. It still amazes me that in 2 hours, with only "OK" conditions, I can work half the CONUS and a Canadian province or two, with just 5 watts and a piece of wire! Thanks to all, and thanks for the great project book I won in the drawing last month! Fun, fun fun. Elecraft K1, Navy Flameproof Key, 148' foot inverted L, with a 52' vertical leg and 50 radials.

WY5R - 20M was open for the duration due to the time change. Couldn't pick up anything on 80M, and I got to 40M too late. Thanks to everyone I worked. 72 and 73 to all.

WA2NYY - My best effort so far. I took the straight key out of mothballs and survived. A few extra dits here and there, but it was like riding a bicycle. Changed my tactics tonight to more running and less search and pounce. 40m started slowly but then the band started to go long and get more active. Had some good runs and a couple of mini pileups.

WB0PYF - 20M and 40m were in great shape. Thanks for all the new numbers. Used my homemade straight key.

W0EJ - First Sprint since relocating out here to SD and I had a great time. First Sprint with straight key so have broken the ice here. My sincerest appreciation to all who suffered my erratic fist, hopefully that will improve with time. Also apologies to the K4??? station I just could not pull out even with the great filtering in this rig. Have to get an adapter to connect my headphones to the KX-3...Thanks to all once again. 72 Bill - W0EJ

N0TA - 20m started off great - spent the first hour there. 40m was tough, and didn't hear anyone on 80m. Worked more VE's than usual, plus NV and UT. Thanks for the Q's. K3, doublet & vertical, GenLog.

K9ANF - I could hardly hear a thing on 80m, so stayed on 40. 73, Randy

K4KRW - Great time as always. Got contacts on 20, 40 and 80. Got my first SD contact. So, that was nice. Wilderness Sierra and a fan dipole. Thanks Everyone.

N2WG - Some fun.

AE5KA - Portable in Key Largo, FL. Set up on the end of a jetty with the KX3 and AlexLoop Walkham. QRN from a group of intoxicated partying fishermen and the typical Florida thunderstorms made it a bit of a challenge, but it was a nice night to be out!

K4ORD - Started on 20M band was in good shape made 6 qso's then on to 40M and boy was the QRN bad made 11 qso's there and checked 80M QRN just too bad made 1 qso then back to 20M and made 14 more qso's, nice to have VE7KRN call me, 20M stayed open the whole time and no QRN! was unable to get the call of a station on 20M in AZ running 5W W7CG OR MAYBE AK7CG not sure. Was running my K2 @5W, my Kenwood PS-50 which I have had for 30 years gave out last Thursday and was putting out 24.5 volts and burned out my K3, waiting for Elecraft to tell me when to send it in for repairs. Thanks to all 73/72 Riley K4ORD

KB8FE - Fairly good conditions here in northern Ohio. Stayed on 40 meters. Low static, not much fading. I used my modified Signal Electric hand key as seen at the bottom of my QRZ.COM page. Thanks NAQCC for the Email about the pending sprint! Still need some mild weather for antenna work!

N4FZ - Had fun as usual, missed several calls due to QRN/QSB on vertical, need to use dipoles next time, hi. Total of 1 1/2 hours, air time, using KD1JV Tribander w/J-38 Lionel key. Worked 20 and 40m. Thanks all, 73s Gene

KE7YTE - I got a few of you tonight. It's not my best but still had fun making contacts with my friends. I tried 80m but no good for me.

K3RLL - K2 to nighttime vertical: With the earlier time, it was great to hear 20 meters so alive with Sprinters tonight. Was rolling along until the phone rang. Oh well, people come before radios, right? (Grin) Some very strong signals tonight on 20M including K2YGM, W5BM/M and K2GLS. Congrats to Dan for working the Sprint as a mobile. 72, ... Don

AB4QL - Band conditions seemed a little odd on 40M. Very rapid QSB made a few QSO's difficult to copy. Thanks to those who hung in there to make the contacts. Barry K6CSL - Wow! I was a little late on the air, but great band conditions this evening. This was fun. I hope to be on for next months Sprint. Bert, K6CSL

N2CN - All three bands were usable this evening.

K2UFT - All QSO's made using an ATS3B, recently aquired - worked well but not much of a contest radio! Wish more members would have listened harder. Heard stations in TX, ID, and 7th call area but no contacts.

KB0ETU - K-2 with dipole up 35'. Did pretty good on 20 meters and tried 40, but it was just too noisy so went back to 20. Good sprint. Seems like NAQCC members take their own sweet time with cw. I like that. Makes it a lot easier for people like me. Thanks guys for keeping it around 14 ? wpm. See you all in the next sprint. 72, Phil

WG8Y - Hi all, another fun Sprint. Good to hear 20 open. I worked N0TA as my 1st Q on 20 and could still hear him with 10 minutes to go. Worked W4YFJ who was in his 1st Sprint. Welcome Bob. Glad to work you. Hope you had as much fun as I did.Just did S&P and QSying between bands. Fun 2 hours ! 72 from N.C. WG8Y Mark

K5GQ - Worked 9 minutes. 20M was good.

KB9ILT - Started on 20, but only two QSOs, so went to 40 where conditions were much better. Stayed there the rest of the sprint. Great fun as always.

WA4ZOF - Great SPRINT agn see you all next month. WA4ZOF

WB7EUX - I completed the most exchanges in this sprint. This time I stayed parked on one 40m freq and called CQ NA. Quite fun! Thanks to all for the contacts and to the organizers for setting this up. 73 tom

W6VFW - I was only able to participate for the second hour, but had fun despite the bad weather in the area and noisy bands. I am looking forward to the next sprint! 73 de Tony

W2JEK - lots of fun and was on for the full two hours. got some on 20 , then to 40- the workhorse band and then finished up on 80. conditions were good. thanks to all. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

WD0K - 20 was fun! nice signals. Then 40 was the circus act! Digital signals with S9 strength? I'm in the wrong game....ha! Qrn was the ring master. Just missed that SD station! Oh well! wait till next time. 72 and have fun! Rich/664

WB4OMM - My first NAQCC Sprint! What a great time! I actually like the 2 hour format and the "no pressure" pace. Unfortunately for me, I had a large storm with much thunder and lightning just prior to the start of the sprint - and wound up with S8 noise on both 40M and 80M. But 20M was pretty quiet (albeit, a few static crashes in synchronization with the thunder and lightning in the region!) so I stayed there. I haven't used a straight key in years - and don't think I ever used one before in a contest (always had a keyer or used the computer!!) So my heartfelt apologies to all who were subjected to my out of shape fist! This was fun, and I will DEFINATELY BE BACK! Hope I have a "golden log"!!!! 72/73 to all! Steve WB4OMM #5913

NO2D - The sprints are becoming very popular. 40 meters was wall to wall CQ NA here in Colorado. Used my narrowest filter. Lots of fun. Family phone call took precedence, or I might have had quite a run. Pete, NO2D.

KB3VWK - 1st NAQCC contest. Thanks it was fun. I think I got it all right.

W7GAH - 20m very active with QSB, had a few broken calls. 40m also active with some noise. I was testing the "CW Scrubber" by W0XI recently written up in CQ Magazine. I was also fighting a storm (rain and 20-35 mph winds). Had too much going on to get a good test on the "CW Scrubber" but it does cut the noise and makes listening easier. Enjoyed the sprint as always. Sounds like the number of logs will be up there. 73/72

N1IMW - The Pa and OH boys were out tonight! 40% of my contacts from these 2 states! Strong showing by all on 40 tonight. . .got there and stayed there from start to finish.

AE7CG - On 20M, band condition was moderate noise(QRN). Had to work very hard to have 2 TX QSOs with W5IQS and WB5BKL. I heard other stations like AA7VW, WB8LZG, and WB0PYF but couldn't get through to them. That's the challenge I face in using an MFJ Cub running 2 watts to a 10-ft. high dipole. Oh well, there's always next month to try again!

VE7KBN - My first NAQCC sprint in a while. Used my HB1B and only worked 20m. Lots of fun and always enjoyable. Thanks to those who put on the sprints and to those who worked to copy the weak signal. I nearly always use a straight key so the bonus points feature for this sprint worked well for me.

KF7TDF - My first time trying QRP, great way to hone you recieving skills, looking forward to next one now.

K3WWP - A lot of fun tonight. Probably could have done better. I wasted too much time on 20 which just doesn't work well for me in our sprints although I can work the rest of the World easily there. Go figure. Nice to work W0EJ on 20 and 40 and KE7YTE on 40. Of course it's nice to work each and every one of you also. Just pointed out those two because SD is rare in our sprints, and AZ is a good haul on 40 that time of evening. Just about to go off to bed now.

K2YGM - Surprised to hear 20m open this late in the evening. Mostly short to the midwest and southern states. After about 40 min, it died out and I switched to 40 and had to deal with static crashes. There seemed to be lots of activity on 40m. Glad for that. 80m on the other hand had just a handful of activity and it dried up quickly. Picked up a straight key at a local hamfest recently and had lots of fun keying the rig this way. Brought back lots of memories. Thanks to all who answered my CQ's, and had patience with my fist. Looking forward to next months sprint. 72 to all Bob K2YGM

K7ATN - My first NA Sprint - it was fun! Great to get the J38 out. Even with only one QSO since I needed to leave for a class!

NF8M - Just did the 2nd hour & only ran the last 10 min or so. Great condx on 40 & 80 tonite & stns all the way up to W1AW on 40. Several new calls wkd-welcome to the club! CU next month. 72

WX4RM - First day of spring, started snowing like crazy during sprint. Good nite to be on radio. Signals weak on 20 but no noise. 40 had lots of activity, also lots of qrn. After jumping between bands like a bunny doing serch and pounce, I finally found a clear freq on 80 meters and had a good run without losing the frequency. I had fun !

N8LA - 20 was jumpin! 11 QSOs just on it; more that I usually make for the whole sprint! 40 and 80 were good too. A really great night on the bands, topped off perfectly by final two contacts with Father John, K3WWP, and Brother Larry, W9CC!! Made me almost forget about the other sprints I had to make tonight due to milk with long expired freshness date that I drank earlier in the day!

AA2VG - That was lots of fun for my first sprint. Next time hope to be able to work the full 2 hours. Thanks Peter AA2VG new member #6563

K2GLS - Happy to find 20M was finally open again, new multipliers not found on 40 or 80. Conditions were good with low noise on all bands. A fun sprint and 72 and 73 to all who pulled my signal out of the QRM and noise.

W4DUK - Not a thing heard on 80m, but was nice to see 20m in great shape at my QTH in southwest-central Virginia. Started here for several contacts including AA7VW in Oregon and K5TRI in Washington, then to 40m for a couple more, returned to 20m, and finished back on 40m. Put eight new members (for me) in the log. A fine time! 73, Dave

KD0V - It was very nice having 20M open and not having to fight with the digital mode stations on 40M. Nice sprint. 72, KD0V

WA2EDN - Interesting Sprint.. Heard only few until 1hr in. Then made some good contacts.

K4NVJ - Good condx. Lotta signals.

VE3RCN - Only had 25 minutes. Wanted to get another bean in the pot for your submitted log count. 72, Kevin

AB9YC - For me, 40M was about the most active band and I was hearing a bunch oc signals; 80M was dead. I only had a short time to work but had fun as usual.

N8XMS - What a great time! Good conditions, good participation, and a ton of fun. Thanks to all who participated. See you next month.

WA6OEF - Wud hv done more but wasn't prepared.

J37T - Off to a good start but had software problems. Next time will log manually if same problem. A poor showing for the first sprint!!

KA2KGP - 20m. & 40m. were open & produced a few QSO's but 80m. was the best band this sprint. Rig: TenTec Argosy at 5w. into 5-band dipole up 25 ft. with straight key.

KK1X - My debut in the Sprint didn't go as well as I'd hoped. I heard WY3H, KB3AAG, NW2K, N4XS, and K1YAN, but nobody heard me. Ah, well, perhaps next month.

K2ZC - Started late and had to quit early. But got 8 qso's in the 30 minutes I operated. It's always loads of fun. Tnx for the contacts

KB1UOH - It was a nice sprint. Some of those 5 watters were very strong here in CT. Looking forward to next month. Thanks to all. 73. Charlie

NS7E - I had fun my number 5895

AA7VW - Had a good time. East coast where most participants are located were hard to hear however special thanks to W4DUK, N8LA, N2WG, WB4UHC, WB4OMM, N1WPU, W1ZIY, W4SR, K4ORD and WB7EUX (first OR station) for putting up with my weak signal. Band (20m) was ok but thanks to good operators with great patience the event was fun again.

VE3GNU - Took a break from the noise for the first half hour, and parked myself on 40---lots of action for an hour, but couldn't add to my success after that and quit shortly after. Argonaut V at 5 W. Thanks to all for another polite and fun-time.

K4DXV - Not able to stay on long this month; not much time, and conditions were surprisingly poor. Thanks to all who worked me. Sorry to my regulars that I missed this month.

KU4A - We have a new record! I've operated over 50 NAQCC Sprints, and 23 QSOs this month beats my previous best of 20 QSOs in March of 2012. Thanks to everyone for the calls.

KG3W - Bands were pretty good tonight. Had my personal best sprint. 40 mtrs was the workhorse band tonight, with 80 next. 20 was open, but slow, with only 4 contacts in 20 minutes. Sorry for the poor cw. I'm using the dah side of my bug as a straight key. Works better for the arthritis in my hands. There were many strong signals tonight. Loudest here was VE3FUJ. All the best and see ya next month. "72" Scotty

NW2K - Great conditions and great operators. 20m-26Qs, 40m-32Qs, 80m-19Qs. Activity was excellent. Thank you for the QSOs. 5W, 80-40-20 fan dipole at 40'.

K6MGO - Sprint started out with 20m open and signals pouring into CA. However in about 20 minutes noise came up and or signals faded and had to go to 40m for rest of Sprint. Logged more contacts than ever before. Once again no signals heard on 80m. Tnx to all for a very enjoyable Sprint.

WD7Y - A lot of fun in two hours. My first time using a straight key in 30 years. I forgot how much work there is using the straight key Hi Hi. Almost missed the sprint I had it on my calendar for March 21 I must keep in mint UCT. I hope to be home for another sprint in April. Ed/WD7Y

KA5TJS - Well, I got one contact. At least I showed up. The band was ruff and most were still up on 20 meters I guess. I hope to do better next month. 73's Allen

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. Happy 101st Sprint NAQCC! Survivor! was on so I started half an hour late. Thankfully, 20 was still open and I was able to make 15 Q's there. Moved to 40 and made 8. Checked out 80 but didn't hear much there. Always enjoyable. Thanks for all the contacts and thanks to the organizers. Hopefully, I'll hear you all again next month. 72, Will, NQ2W

K4JPN - Been under the weather since early Dec, so missed the past couple of Sprints. Good to be well again and on the air. I tried 80M several times in the evening with nothing heard. 40M and 20M were great. 72,Steve K4JPN

WY3H - Had to make a last minute repair on my antenna. The 4:1 balun which had been up for about 7 or 8 years turned out to be full of water and badly corroded and replaced it with a simple homebrew center connector. Radio is now a bit noisier, but at least I'm getting out somewhat! At least I got a participation point, but no cigar.

VE3BCS - The band 20 m was ok 40 was noisy. But enjoyable.

AD7TN - Glad to participate 101th Sprint! Have made 11 QSO which was highest number of QSO I have had in Sprint. TS570V(5W) + 30'LW + J37 straight key 72 de AD7TN Noz

N8QY - Good sprint lots of stations on air. 80m qrn, 40m qrm . Nice to see KI8R in sprint solid job Mike.

W2SH - None of the three bands was in superb condition. I changed bands six times, a record for me during a two-hour sprint. 40m was just OK; 80m was experiencing a very high level of QRN; 20m managed to stay fairly open throughout the sprint, but was lightly populated.

VE3FUJ - Good sprint. I was surprised at the number of 4 character calls I encountered this evening. The multiple count is somewhat lower than usual, but such is the game. I thank all that contacted me, there were a lot of pile-ups so I likely missed a few there. Brion 3011

WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters,super sprint tonite, used the trusty Argonaut 509 agn tonight on batt power. 20 metres open perty gud. I worked 5 stns on 20, then went to 40 fer a "peek". 40 was vy noisy here in mid Michigan, so i went back to 20 es worked 11 more before pulling the plug at 10pm. Strong sigs on 20 right from the start. after the 1st hr the sigs had some QSB but most were readable. SRI to some of u guys that i couldn't copy. I know a few times i had callers but couldnt quite pull em out of the mud. Hope to see u all agn next month. 73 Gregg

K0ALN - Nice to have 20 meters back! 40 seemed to take over later on.

AI5I - Limited time for this Sprint (10 minutes) but I came on to give away some points.

K4EOR - First time. Slow enough to encourage new CW operators to continue to participate in contesting!

W5IQS - Great Sprint. All logged contacts were on 20. I replied to K3WWW at 0033 but never heard his exchange - Sorry. Tried CQNA on 40 about 0200 and heard several replies but unable to complete the exchanges. See you next month.

N4SX - Another fun night indeed! Used my ole cheap straight key this time and was surprised how many contacts I made. I seem to have a pipeline to NY and NJ. Only one 80m contact due to qrn and not much business there, but 20 and 40 were both good. Thanks for all the qso's guys and look forward to next month.

AC8LJ - Got a late start again, but as always, lots of fun!

K5TRI - Ah well .. not in the cards this time. Not many answers to my calls and S&P didn't yield as much results either. Seems my new antenna design (and installation) doesn't work as well as hoped. Maiden voyage for the KX3 which I assembled just the day before. Next time will be better.

K1IEE - This was a special sprint for me. After 39 consecutive NAQCC sprints of doing S&P I decided to park on a frequency and not do any searching. Started out on 40M and stayed there. Conditions on 40M seemed to be pretty good with some QRN. It took me awhile to get a smooth flow , overhaul it went well. Will do it again for sure. Thanks to all the regulars and the many new members, several #'s in the 6000's. 73 Dick

KC2VBU - What a pain when that work thing gets in the way of the monthly sprint. Good action though for the time I was able to operate,,,,thanks guys !! 80m EFHWW running up about 50 ft then across the back of the yard (the thing is looooong)!

K7ZI - Finally, a night at home! Sprint already in progress. Lots of signals interspersed between qro signals spread out across band. Only worked the stronger and interference free signals. Some were suspiciously strong from east coast while others down in the noise. Always a fun couple hours!

N9RLO - Got a late start but still had fun. 73,John

WB4UHC - My 1st sprint with several 20M QSOs. It was nice to work some new stations and states including OR and SD. I would have scored better by going to 80M but was enjoying 20 and 40 too much.

KQ2RP - Only had a small window of time to jump into this sprint, but I wanted to 'christen' my new KX3 and I figured this was the perfect event to do that. Dick, K1IEE in Maine was the first to capture her sigs out of the ether. Looking forward to nicer weather to get the ends of my Sandy-ravaged antenna back up to where they used to be - hopefully by the time the next sprint rolls around. Tnx for the fun! 72 ~ Chris kQ2RP


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

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Thursday, March 21, 2013 0030-0230Z

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.