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Apr 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#102)


Final Results

K3WWP Comments - Our final total was 128 logs. The autologger is closed till the May sprint. You've had a week to appeal scoring changes, and now that time is over and scores are final as shown below.

NEW! - I hope to report each month how many scores were changed after cross-checking. For this first report we had the following:
Scores NOT changed: 95
Scores INCREASED: 3
Scores LOWERED: 30

SWA Category - W1 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN     47   47  94   23 2162      2162  G5RV @ 45'
K1IEE    23   23  46   17  782  x2  1564  OCF long wire@30'
K1YAN    25   25  50   15  750  x2  1500  G5RV Jr. @ 30'
W1SVU    23   23  46   14  644  x2  1288  ZS6BKW inverted vee at 55 ft.
WU1V     19   18  37   14  518  x2  1036  33' dpl sloping 20-40'
WI1B     19   19  38   14  532  x2  1064  Dpls approx 25' high
KB1UOH   19   19  38   10  380  x2   760  Vertical
KB1PBA   16   16  32   10  320  x2   640  67'dblt@28'
KB1OIQ   14   14  28    8  224  x2   448  G5RV@35'
N1QLL    15   15  30    9  270       270  80M Windom up 35 ft.
N1DN      7    7  14    6   84        84  Ladder Line Fed Multiband Dipole @ 60'
NZ1MT     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  EFHW in attic
WA1VGB    3    3   6    2   12        12  Loop apex at 30 ft

SWA Category - W2 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
NW2K     60   57 117   26 3042  x2  6084  Fan dpl @40'
K2YGM    48   47  95   25 2345  x2  4750  20/40 G5RV@40'
W2SH     45   45  90   20 1800  x2  3600  270' dpl @ 45'
WA2NYY   34   33  67   18 1206  x2  2412  80m OCF at 35'
W2LJ     34   34  68   16 1088  x2  2176  Butternut HF9V vertical, 88' EDZ @ 30 ft
WK2T     37   37  74   15 1110      1110  Resonant Dipole at 50 feet
K2ARM    17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  40M Dipole, 20 ft up
N2ESE    22   22  44   17  748       748  80mOCFdpl@25ft.
K2QPN    13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  Ground mounted vertical. 40 meter dipole
W2JEK    13   13  26    8  208  x2   416  40m dipole @ 20 ft
K2GLS    10   10  20    9  180  x2   360  40M dpl@30' 20M dpl@20'
KD2MX     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  600' loop@30'
KA2KGP    9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  Dipole up 25 ft. or gnd. mtd. vertical
WA1GWH   12   12  24    5  120  x2   240  1/4 wave inv L against ground system
WA2JSG    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Vert mounted @ 12'
K2NPN     9    9  18    6  108 x1.5  162  Dipole @50 feet
K2ZC      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole @ 30'

SWA Category - W3 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K3WWP    39   38  77   18 1386  x2  2772  20 attic dpl, 40 ~110' attic rnd wire
KG3W     28   27  55   13  715  x2  1430  All band dipole @ 22 feet
KC2EGL   27   27  54   13  702  x2  1404  G5RVjr @ 20'
KB3TEL   26   26  52   12  624  x2  1248  Dpl@25'
AB3RU    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  G7FEK@30'
K2DEP     7    5  12    5   60  x2   120  G5RV @ 28'
N3AEA     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Inverted V,  slanted, apex up about 15 f
W3TTT     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Raised radial vertical 

SWA Category - W4 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
K4ZGB    38   37  75   23 1724  x2  3448  4BTV vertical
WX4RM    41   41  82   19 1558  x2  3116  5BTV gnd mtd vertical
WA4ZOF   30   30  60   17 1020  x2  2040  40  horz loop @ 25 , 160  windom @ 40
K4ORD    41   41  82   20 1640      1640  160dpl@35', 80dpl@35', 40dpl@45'
WB4UHC   22   22  44   17  748  x2  1496  80M inverted vee @ 30'
K2UFT    23   23  46   16  736  x2  1472  Doublet @ 30 ft.
WG8Y     21   21  42   16  672  x2  1344  Grd mtd 20,40 1/4 wire verts. 
KG4UPO   17   17  34   14  476  x2   952  EFHW @ 60'
NA4O     17   17  34   12  408  x2   816  40m delta loop vertical
W4DUK    12   12  24   12  288  x2   576  EF Zepp @20'
K4JPN    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Zepp
K4KRW    12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  Dipole @ 25 ft
KK4BE    12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  DIPOLE AT 30 FT
W4RQ     12   12  24    9  216 x1.5  324  HOME BREWED ELEVATED VERTICAL
WB4OMM    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  40/80 wire loop @35'
W4HH     11   11  22    6  132 x1.5  198  OCF dipole at 25 ft
K3RLL    10   10  20    7  140       140  Nighttime Vertical
KU4A     10   10  20    7  140       140  Slp dpl@40'
KS7D      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Gnd mtd vert
N5ME      6    6  12    6   72        72  Dp@20'
W1SGC     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl@30'
WD4EXI    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dpl
AB4QL     3    3   6    2   12        12  GP @ 20'
K9VON     3    3   6    2   12        12  Dpl@25'
KK4LLD    2    2   4    2    8         8  Trap dipole@20'
NU4M      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  G5RV
K4NVJ     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  88' non-resonant dipole @ 35'

SWA Category - W5 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
W5IQS    37   36  73   22 1606  x2  3212  Fan dpl @ 30'
N5NK     15   14  29   13  377  x2   754  20m sloper dipole fed @ 35 ft
W5ODS    15   15  30   13  390       390  G5RV @50FT
KD5RSS   11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  Dpl@20'
N5JKY     8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Del@35'
KB5JO     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  88' Doublet @ 50'
KA5TJS    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  80 mtr dipole @ 30 ft
WB0CLL    3    3   6    3   18        18  G5RV UP 35 FT.
AE5KA     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  TRAP VERTICAL

SWA Category - W6 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
WK6L      9    8  17    8  136  x2   272  Windom(Inverted Vee), 35ft 40M/20M
K6MGO     7    5  12    5   60  x2   120  Indoor 50' doublet 
K6CSL     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Delta Loop, Coaxial Dipole, Horiz. Loop
KA6AIL    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Gnd mounted Vert
NQ6E      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  InV@33'

SWA Category - W7 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KE7YTE   15   15  30   14  420  x2   840  Buddipole 20M  Vert. Dipole @ 18 ft
N0DA     16   15  31   13  403       403  G5RV@50'
NU7T      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  R6000
AA7CU     7    7  14    5   70        70  6' whip @ 12'
KF7TDF    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dipole at 15'
W7GAH     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  240' Rand Wire @ 60'

SWA Category - W8 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KI8R     39   37  76   20 1520  x2  3040  Dipoles for 40/80 and wire vertical 20m
N8IUP    31   31  62   19 1178  x2  2356  40m Delta loop, 80M Horiz Loop, 40/80m N
KO8U     26   25  51   16  816  x2  1632  Inverted V @ 30'
N8QY     25   24  49   15  735  x2  1470  G5rv 25'
WB8LZG   15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  Dpl@35'
KB8FE    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  Dipole @30'
WB8ENE   12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  20M dipole @ 20' / 102' doublet @ 15'
AD7TN     9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  30' LW @ 15'
N8XMS     8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  R7 Vertical
K8RJW     9    9  18    7  126       126  5 band vertical @ 15' with radials
NX8Z      6    6  12    5   60        60  Vertical 20' SGC coupler
N8BB      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole@50'

SWA Category - W9 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
KB9ILT   39   37  76   19 1444      1444  Delta Loop
AA9L     17   17  34   15  510  x2  1020  Dipole@50'
W9CC     13   12  25    9  225  x2   450  80Loop15'
KG9HV     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Dipole @ 15'
KA9FQG    8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  G5rv@35'
N9KR      8    8  16    7  112       112  40 Meter Inverted V
N9RLO     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Cf zepp@45'
WA9NPS    3    3   6    3   18        18  Dpl@30'

SWA Category - W0 Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
N3PDT    36   33  69   19 1311  x2  2622  148' Inverted L
W0EJ     31   31  62   18 1116  x2  2232  OCF160 Dipole@35'
W0LGU    22   22  44   12  528  x2  1056  Dpl@20
K0EUN    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  40 loop@20'
K0CW     16   15  31   11  341  x2   682  Gnd mtd vert (HyGain DX88)
K2HT     11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  ZS6BKW @40' Vee
NO2D     13   13  26   10  260       260  80m doublet @ 30 ft
KD0V      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Cf Zepp @50 feet
K9OSC    10   10  20    7  140       140  CF Zepp @ 30'
K0GUZ     8    8  16    7  112       112  Buddipole Vertical
KB0NJJ    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Attic Dipole @18' Roof covered in snow
KE0ER     5    5  10    5   50        50  107' lng wire @ 20'
KC0PMH    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  176' doublet @35' AGL inv vee

SWA Category - Canada Division
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna
VE4WI    32   30  62   20 1240      1240  Vertical
VE5BCS   19   19  38   14  532  x2  1064  Loop at 30 ft
VE3FUJ    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  G5RV @ 50'
VE7KBN    7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  3 band vert. low to ground
VE3HNE    5    5  10    4   40        40  40m dipole @ 30'  jr triband beam @ 30'
VA3KUG    4    4   8    3   24        24  Grd Mtd 5BTV

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
K4BAI    64   64 128   29 3712  x2  7424  TH6DXX at 55'; dipole at 40.
NQ2W     21   21  42   15  630       630  Mini beam @25', inv vee @40'
N4MJ     13   12  25    9  225       225  Windom on 40.  3 el yagi on 20M @ 60'
K0KCY    10   10  20   10  200       200  3el yagi@50'

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STATS:
Logs submitted: 128
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 182 
Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1987
States represented: 39 + BC MB ON SK + PY

GOLDEN LOGS - 67 of 128 (perfectly formatted, all info accurate):
AA7CU  AA9L AB3RU AD7TN K0EUN K0KCY K2QPN K2UFT K2ZC K4JPN K4NVJ K4ORD K6MGO K8RJW
KA5TJS KA6AIL KA9FQG KB0NJJ KB1OIQ KB5JO KB8FE KB9ILT KC0PMH KC2EGL KD2MX KG4UPO
KS7D KU4A N1DN N2CN N2ESE N3AEA N5NK N8BB N8XMS N9KR N9RLO NA4O NO2D NQ2W NQ6E NU4M NW2K
NZ1MT VA3KUG VE3FUJ VE3HNE W1SVU W2JEK W2LJ W3TTT W4DUK W4HH W5ODS W7GAH W9CC WA1GWH
WA1VGB WA2JSG WA9NPS WB4OMM WB4UHC WB8ENE WD4EXI WG8Y WI1B WK6L
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:
K9OSC - Only had about 15 minutes to operate tonight but it was fun. 20 meters was working quite well. See you all next month.

K2HT - Had to shutdown due to storms

KD0V - Hopefully next month is better. Conditions were not very good at this location. 40M was dead QRN over S9. Thunderstorms started around 0130Z. 72, KD0V

N8XMS - I got a late start because our son and granddaughter stopped by for a visit. Then when I did get on the static crashes from a nearby thunderstorm convinced me to keep it short. I played for about a half hour and then disconnected the antenna. It was still a lot of fun.

AB4QL - I came in very late in the sprint and managed to make a few contacts. The band sounded fairly good for the short time I was there (20 M). Barry .

W7GAH - Equipment problems, looks like a loose connection . Made 2 contacts and both were difficult. Looking forward to next time. 73/72 Jerry.

K3RLL - K2 to nighttime only vertical (darned HOA): Came to the party late tonight and couldn't stay long, but had fun. Signals sounded good on 20 meters with NQ2W and KI8R having booming sigs into FL tonight. Tnx to all and 72 de K3RLL/4

K2QPN - Bought a NIB Nye Viking master key. Hope it helped my fist. Rig was a KX3 @ 5 watts. 20 meters was open. Had fun. 73, Bob K2QPN

K2UFT - Used 6 different straight keys during the contest. Quit 1/2 hour early by mistake! Good to work a local for a change, new member WD4EXI.

W4HH - NY and NJ had a pipeline into VA on 40.

AE5KA - Only had time for one!

VA3KUG - I had fun as always. I operated about 40 minutes and found conditions on 40m to be pretty solid. Band was noisy but QSB was minimal. 73.

KB5JO - As usual, didn't have a lot of time to compete but had fun anyway with my old SW+40.

K4KRW - 20m and 40m were pretty nice here in Charlotte, NC. Heard lots of great signals. Great fun as always. Thanks everyone!

KC0PMH - Well this time I think I qualify for the puniest score! However, the rig is a "Flying Pig Rig" with 4 watts out. I didn't think I was going to have time to enter a score but... Thanks Paul for validating my alignment! Hope you had fun.God Bless all de Wayne - KC0PMH.

W1SVU - Used my new program for logging. Runs on Linux only. Just a lark but it seemed to work fine for me.This was the most fun sprint I've been in. Tony W1SVU

KC2EGL - A great night for radio operating. 20M was open for a bit at the start and 40M was very much alive and well. Thanks to all who answered my call. CU on the radio next month. 73 Mike.P.S. Please remember to zero beat and to QRL before you start calling CQ. I am not going to mention any names or calls on the latter. Rig-KX3 Key-U.S. Navy Flameproof

KI8R - Lots of fun again! Boy was 80 noisy. 72

W0EJ - Had a great time this evening and the ice coated OCF worked out well. 20M cooperated nearly all evening then went kaput at about the last fifteen minutes. Thanks to all for a great time and thanks to the wx as the local ARC mtg was postponed due to snow and ice giving me the opportunity to operate tonight. 72 Bill W0EJ

N3PDT - 20m was fantastic til about 0145z. Well is was still great after that, just no NAQCCers left on it. 40m and 80m were very noisy with weak sigs here. After 0137z I made a total of 5 exchanges! Fun as always. Thanks to all. Elecraft K1, Navy Flameproof, Inverted L, 5w.

K2NPN - I enjoyed the NAQCC Sprint. I wish I could have stayed with it to the end. Too many phone calls here (HEE HEE). Next time I will cut the phone lines b4 the Sprint begins.73 Phil - K2NPN

KB8FE - Finally some true warm weather here in northern Ohio. Band conditions were good on 40 meters but with some mild QSB. I used my modified Signal Electric brass straight key with the mods shown on QRZ.com Worked great! I really like the mods. Still need to work on the antennas!

WK2T - My first sprint contest. What a fabulous time I had. I got to use Oak Hills OHR 100A I built 15 years ago. I had a smattering of trouble with the logger but I worked through it. See you next month.

K4ORD - Started on 20M and band was in pretty good shape but not real long heard a w7?th calling but he gave up or qsb before we made it, then on to 40M which was also in good shape but with plenty of qrn, later went to 80M but the qrn was very bad,so back to 20 which was still open for a few more and give my ears a rest from the qrn. Near the end had a great run on 40. Thanks for all the qso's 73/72 Riley

KB1OIQ - IC746Pro running 4W into G5RV@35' - it was fun, thanks and 72!

K6CSL - The bands seemed somewhat unstable with quite a bit of solar noise on 20 and QRN from what sounded like distant lightning storms on 40.The first 2 contacts on 20 were easy, but from there conditions seemed to result in no further contacts until I moved to 40 at 0140Z. Forty was very noisy and difficult. It was fun however, for what I could get. 73's to all and to all a good night from the beautiful San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL.

WA2NYY - Another fun 2 hours. Started out on 20m, Genlog crashed, lost one qso, went to 40m, seemed a bit noisier than last month. Called CQ on 80m for a bit, got nuthin and finished up on 40m. Tnx to all. 72 de WA2NYY

NZ1MT - Missed the last two NAQCC sprints after miss scheduling them, UTC date/time caught me out both times. I noticed tonight just how much my CW skills had slipped back....very rusty. Tonight's conditions were very good, a real improvement over the winter sprints, a few static crashes on 40M but signals galore....if only I was faster on the CW decoding. Rig tonight was my YouKits HB-1B with the Palm Paddle straight key and putting out about 4.5W into Par End-Fedz HW dipole in the attic. Until next month, 73 Mike.

KB9ILT - Twenty was hot, 40 was not. Great Fun! See you all next month.

WB4OMM - Could only get about 45 minutes in due to other commitments....20M and 40 were pretty good, 80 was marginal (only heard the one CQ NA...and worked him!) Glad I could at least get a submission! 72/72 to all.

NA4O - Great to be part of another NAQCC Sprint! 20 was especially good for me this time around, 40 OK, but nothing on 80.

K3WWP - Didja ever have one of those nights when nothing seemed to go right? I had one of mine tonight. I think my KX3 was unhappy NOT chasing DX as it has been doing pretty much exclusively the past 6 weeks or so now, and it decided it wasn't going to perform well in the sprint tonight. As usual, maybe even worse tonight, I had a hard time working anyone on 20M, either s&p or via CQ. I don't understand how I can so easily work Asiatic Russia, for example, but have trouble working the USA on that band. Then when I went to 40, I found a high local noise level. Perhaps because it hasn't rained yet this month and the power line grounds are developing a high resistance. Then when I did get rolling somewhat well, I ran into a 10 minute QSO with someone. I didn't want to be rude, so I politely stuck with him, and explained what was going on. And on and on it went. Then after the contest, I shut down the computer without copying my log to the flash drive so I could upload it on my Internet computer here. Sigh! But you know what, looking back on it all, I had fun even if the score wasn't up to par, and I guess as I say all the time, that's what our sprints are about - forget the score and have fun.

KA6AIL - Not a good night here in the High Desert. Fast QSB made it hard to copy calls. Thanks John (K4BAI) for pulling me out of the noise. Still I look forward to this each month. 72's/73's C U next month. Duaine .

KB0NJJ - Lots of fun! 20M faded out the last hour, but still fun to QRP! Look forward to next month..

NO2D - 20 M good. Many calling CQ & I used my narrowest filter. The pack must be growing. Switched to 40 M for last 15 minutes. That was noisy, with S-9 peaks. Always fun. Thanks. NO2D, Pete..

W5ODS - First Sprint with new KX3. Lots of storm static on 40 so stayed on 20 tonight. Thanks to all participants.

WG8Y - Hi all,Started on 20 and heard some great sig. W1SVU & K1YAN were solid 599 here in N.C.Just did S&P but decided to call CQ on 40 at the end of sprint and my friend from Ohio, Ron NT8P called me. That was fun. Great way to end the Srint. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

W0LGU - Great signals from the east on 20 and 40. I heard nothing on 80..

WA4ZOF - Another fun sprint. Stayed on 20 the whole time a whole bunch of very strong 599+ sigs. TNX to all who heard and worked my peanut whistle. TOM WA4ZOF

W2JEK - Got on late and stayed on 40. conditions there seemed very good. Used my Yaesu FT-840 at 5w to dipole with Signal Electric key. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135

K0CW - It helped that 20 was open this time.

VE7KBN - Wow- lots of QSB here. - thanks to those who hung in there with me. Chasing WAS and WAP with my HB1B for fun and added MB CT and SD this month. Thanks for the sprints.

KG9HV - Lots of activity on 20M & 40M but 80M was nil here.

W4RQ - Another fun Sprint in the log. 20 meters seemed pretty good for the eastern half of the U.S. from my KX-3 in South Florida.

N5NK - My Yaesu has a blown filter so contesting with it wasn't fun so it's been a while since I've played in a Sprint. I'm back on the air using a borrowed radio and when I answered my first CQ I couldn't remember my NAQCC number! Thanks to Paul, N3PDT, for giving MY number to ME! 20m was in great shape so I logged QSOs all over the country. Our members are the greatest!.

K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole. Good conditions, good activity. 20M was excellent with QSOs as close as VA and IN and as far away as AZ, CA, OR, and BC. 40M had high QRN levels, but signals were also strong. No skip zone and worked K4JPN about 90 miles away as well as stations out to MA and CA (TNX KA6AIL). Thanks for all QSOs. Please join in our GA QSO Party this Saturday and Sunday. There are QRP categories and awards. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

KO8U - This was the first time I have used a straight key in at least 30 years. I was really "rusty" as they say. The arthritic fingers, wrists and elbows slowed me down a lot. On the plus side I set a new personal record score. It was great fun again.

KF7TDF - QRN and QSB made it tough this month, sounded like there was good turnout though, 20 meters seemed the strongest here in Wyoming. Had a lot of fun and the time just flew by, will be looking forward to next month.

N0DA - First ever sprint for me, very enjoyable. I'll be back!

K2YGM - Best sprint in many months. 20m was open to the South and mid to far West for the duration of the sprint.. 40m here was fairly void of QRN and many stns were heard.. Tuned around 80 towards the end but heard nothing.. Many great cw operators out there. Lots of fun.72 es DX Bob K2YGM

KG3W - Hey all. Had lot's of fun tonight. 20 was open but slow with contacts here. Only thing heard on 80 was the usual nets. Lot's of strong stations heard on 40 meters. N8QY was really loud here. Many static crashes on 40 causing some lost info and busted contacts. All the best till next time. "72" de Scotty

N4MJ - First time in Sprint. 40M was awful - QRN, QSB and QRM from unknown signals... When I moved to 20M the fun began. Had a pile-up at one point. Next one should be better as I have gotten my feet wet.

NW2K - Summertime conditions here (finally...) with thunder/lightning to make it interesting. Seemed that I could not hear well on any band. 20 stayed open until the very end (20 Q's), 40 was very short (38 Q's) and 80 had very little activity (2 Q's). Thanks for the fun! 5W, 80-40-20 fan dipole at 40'.

KA2KGP - Worked only the first hour as thunderstorms made me pull the switch at 0133. 20m. was in good shape except for lightning QRN. Rig: TenTec Argosy II at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. or gnd. mtd. vertical w/ straight key.

WU1V - A very enjoyable sprint. I was on the air for one hour, and 20M was hopping, lots of low hanging fruit! My best NAQCC sprint since I joined 4 months ago, with good propagation. No DX heard. Furthest station from me (in Mass.) was Colorado, good sigs. Most contacts were in the South with a few Midwest. Had to stop at one hour because of back problems, but I had lots of fun.

W4DUK - Got started late with several contacts on 20m, and then moved to 40m for the rest. A good time! 73, Dave

KD2MX - Had to QRT early to get ready for early morning. Always nice to catch the sprint.

VE3FUJ - The sprint started promising but static crashes started getting louder and louder, and since we had severe T-storm further south the night before, I thought it prudent to shut down. So thanks to the ones I contacted and see you all next month. Brion 3011

K2GLS - Propagation is changing with the start of Spring. More QRN on 40M, but longer opening on 20M. I heard no activity on 80M, but couldn't work the full sprint so there may have been activity after I signed off. Part of the fun is trying to take advantage the changing propagation. Rig K3 J-38 key. 72, 73 to all, especially W0EJ for pulling my signal out of the noise.

K4NVJ - Late start and short on time. If I had not opened my email I would have missed it. Then difficult getting heard..

WB0CLL - Got a new K3 radio and wanted to try a QRP contest. Only 3 contacts but suprised at what 5 watts can do. Heard other stations but lots of QRN from storms in the area covering them up. Happy with what I did contact.

K0KCY - Rig was Softrock RXTX SDR at 1 Watt

WX4RM - Conditions were excellent in the Blue Ridge Mtns tonite! Spent half of contest on 20 meters, half on 40. Strange that I heard many stations from Europe, none from the West Coast, who I was really looking for. Glad to work so many stations for the first time, with # in the 6000's. I think this was my best sprint ever, thanks to all who came back to my call!!

K1YAN - 20m open most of the night and 40m good even with S6 QRN.

N8IUP - Great Time every one,Tnx WK6L for hanging in there. Lots of westernstates heard....

KU4A - Band was nothing like March but still quite good. Double-digits QSOs for me in a half hour.

K1IEE - Had a chance to listen on the bands before the sprint. 20M sound pretty good and it was. Worked several on west coast and all points in between. Spent most of the last hour on 40M. It was noisy QRN. Stayed in my comfort zone with S&P all night. Little HW-9 worked well at 4 watts. It was a fun time. Thanks to all 73 Dick

K8RJW - First time Sprint. Not many QSO's but had fun. Still getting used to KX3 but having a great time doing it. Fifty-one years and just discovered QRP. I like this format. 72/73 Bob

VE5BCS - That was y best score. the band was very noisy near the end. tnx to all worked

VE3HNE - First time using a HW-8 running at 2 watts.Started out on 20 mtrs using the triband beam but had no luck at allso I switched to 40m using a dipole and had better luck.Hope to be on for the next sprint and do a little better as I left myself lots of room for improvement.Walt

WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters! I used the "trusy ol Argo 509" agn this eve. Only had an hour to play but was a gud nite fer 20 here in Mich. Although we had stong thunder showers in the area so it was quite noisy with lightning crashes every 5 or 10 seconds. Made it vy interesting to pull the exchanges out of the noise. Sri to several callers who I just could'nt get the whole call (NU7ET??) Es a few others. Went to 40m fer 5 qso's but 40 sigs seemed weaker than normal. Great to hear several new #s in the 6000's as well as working all of the old friends too. 73 till next time , gregg WB8LZG

WD4EXI - New member and first experience coming in late to sprint. .

WB8ENE - Started out on 20, but only made 3 contacts in the first half hour. Went to 40, and made 9 in the next half hour, although there was much more noise on 40. I re-sent my call on two contacts because I wasn't sure the other station got it correctly due to the S5 to S6 noise level on 40. Didn't hear anyone on 80. Pulled the plug at 9:45 EDT. Hopefully, bands will be better next time. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art

W5IQS - Another Great Sprint. 20 meters was very good until last 30 minutes. 40 and 80 were noisy at my QTH. lots of fun though. See you next month.

VE4WI - Great evening on 20! Thank you.

KE0ER - Good time for me! QSB was a problem..

K0EUN - Midwestern storms made it too difficult to copy on 40 meters. Was still great fun while 20 meters was open, with no QRN.

K6MGO - My first time using a SK for the sprint so am very sorry for lousy keying. 20m was good all Sprint but 40 didn't open till last half hour for me, and again, never heard one QSO or stn. on 80m

WA1VGB - Thanks all I worked and who tried to dig me out of the noise. I lasted about 1 hour in the QRN..

N5ME - First contest and using my new Elecraft KX3 .

W3TTT - My one contact. Had to run. But I enjoy CW and thanks for all your efforts.73 Joe.

AA9L - Had trouble with 40 meter antenna and stayed on 20 with a ten meter dipole + tuner. I was surprised to find a lot of activity on 20 meters.

W2LJ - KX3 @ 5 Watts to Butternut HF9V on 20 Meters, 88' EDZ on 40 and 80 Meters. Lots of activity on 20 Meters, but once again 40 Meters was the money band. Expected to hear more on 80 Meters; but only garnered one QSO - thanks W2SH! It was another evening of fun - thanks NAQCC!

K2DEP - I finished building a tube (6L6 out and 6AG7 Osc) transmitter from a 1953 schematic on 5 April and used it in this sprint, rockbound at 3.558MHz. I used an ICOM R71A receiver. What great fun to use a homebrew in this event and I got more QSOs than I expected. After a year of being a ham this has all been very exciting and my projects continue. Tnx to those who called me. C U AGN. Best of 73 Steve

KE0ER - I had a good time. qsb was rough.

N9KR - Good conditions on 40. Tried out new Inverted V with 1 watt & seemed to work well. 73 all. .

N8QY - Bands had a lot of grn and grm. 20m good for me also 40m . Worked W0LGU on both. Nice to hear so many QRP station .

W2SH - Having tuned up on 20m for the start, I was puzzled by the very low strength of received signals. It took a quarter hour to discover that my antenna tuner's output was still connected to the dummy load used to set my power to five Watts. Despite the involvement of TWO dummies, I somehow had had enough milliwatts floating around inside the tuner to achieve an early QSO with John, K4BAI, in GA. After my return to intelligent life, 20m yielded only a few more contacts; 80m was deserted though W2LJ came through for a solo QSO, but 40m was delightfully active.

AD7TN - 80m and 40m were quiet, and all 9 QSO was made on 20m. I missed the first 20 min due to a phone call I received when condx was good. .

KE7YTE - 20 meters started to close down toward the end of the sprint but we hung in there. Thanks for the fun.

NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. As usual, started out on 20 and was privileged with 16 Q's and 11 multi's. Moved to 40 for 5 more Q's and 4 more multi's. Never went 80. I missed 2 stations who answered my CQ on 20...just got pieces of the calls. The QSB was working against us. Perhaps we can complete the contacts next time. Thanks to everyone for the opportunity. Hopefully, I'll hear you all again next month. 72, Will, NQ2W

KA5TJS - 20 was dead in TX so I went to 40 and had some good signals but the QRN was ruff due to the coming front. I am not sure if NW2K got my QSO or not but counted him anyway. I had fun and hope to do it again next month. 73's Allen .

K2ZC - Only had time for 1 quick qso because I had a prior engagement.

KB1UOH - Lots of strong signals. Was doing pretty for the first hour. Looking forward to next month. 72. Charlie

WB4UHC - Had fun again and gave up score to enjoy 20M. Tnx W7OM for first WA in Sprints (I lived on Alki pt >50 yrs ago!) However, did not work any other Western stations seems strange to me. 73 to all, John WB4UHC.

KD5RSS - My first NAQCC sprint, I'll be back for more.


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

RULES specific to this month's sprint:

Date and time:
Wednesday, April 10, 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.