Oct 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#108)
Our Ninth Anniversary Sprint was a huge success. We had 156 logs submitted, second only to 194 in February 2013. There was a record number of 3,121 QSOs in the logs that were cross-checked. The prize drawing was another success like the February drawing. The 'semi-live' web cast on the evening of the 14th drew 2,183 page views with 1,101 more on the 15th compared to an average of about 250-300 per day. To see the winners and their prizes, click here.
The time for appeals of scores and/or SILVER LOG standing is now over and everything is FINAL and no further changes can be made. - John K3WWP
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SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K0ZK 43 42 85 22 1870 x1.5 2805 30 foot military surplus aluminum GP N2CN 52 51 103 22 2266 2266 ZS6BKW @ 55 ft K1IEE 23 23 46 17 782 x2 1564 OCF long wire@30' KB1PBA 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 67'dblt@28' K4RHG 29 28 57 17 969 969 End-fed dipole sloping from 30 to 10 ft KN1H 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 End Fed Wire KB1UOH 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Vertical KQ1P 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 80 meter loop@30' WI1B 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dpls@25' K1SX 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 120' end fed wire @ 15' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 45 44 89 24 2136 x2 4272 270' dpl @ 45' K2GLS 25 25 50 18 900 x2 1800 8 KD2MX 22 21 43 14 602 x2 1204 600' loop@30' W2JEK 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 20 gp, 40 dip, 80end fed, all up 20 ft. WB2LQF 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 44' doublet at 30' in attic roof peak WA2JSG 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 Vert mounted @ 12' WA1GWH 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 quarter wave inv L with ground radials N2ESE 26 26 52 14 728 728 80mtr.ocf-dpl@25ft. NW2K 16 16 32 10 320 320 Dpl @40' K2YGM 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 G5RV Mini @40' N2CX 13 13 26 9 234 234 Par End-Fedz 10/20/40 @20' K2QPN 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40M Dipole KC2MJT 7 7 14 6 84 84 G5RV @20' K2RFP 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 80m loop, up 22 ft SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 53 50 103 21 2163 x2 4326 Attic rnd wire 40/80 attic dpl 20 KB3AAG 61 57 118 26 3068 3068 80 mtr loop@35 ft KG3W 50 47 97 19 1843 x1.5 2765 All band dipole @ 22 feet KC2EGL 35 34 69 15 1035 x2 2070 G5RVjr @ 20' KB3KJS 29 28 57 18 1026 x2 2052 40 Meter Wire Vertical WA3YLQ 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 66ft End Fed Wire WY3H 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 Inv Vee, ladderline fed at 35 feet. KA3IHS 19 19 38 13 494 x2 988 CF Zepp @ 40 Ft, Gnd Mtd Trap Vertical KA2KGP/3 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 G5RV up 25 ft. K2DEP 18 18 36 12 432 x2 864 G5RV @ 28' AK3X 13 12 25 8 200 x2 400 40M inv vee @27' W3NCR 9 9 18 8 144 144 G5RV @ 50' N3FZX 5 5 10 4 40 40 44' dpl@20' KE3O 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 InvV@30' N3COB 3 2 5 2 10 x2 20 80 Meter Carolina Windom @ 95 Feet SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N3LL 52 52 104 29 3016 x2 6032 D3 dpl@35 ft,40m Vee@40ft K2UFT 50 50 100 24 2400 x2 4800 Doublet @30 ft. W4AGT 51 49 100 23 2300 x2 4600 ENDFED@40' WB4OMM 34 33 67 21 1407 x2 2814 280' loop at 35' KB4QQJ 30 30 60 20 1200 x2 2400 EFHW and Doublet at 33' WG8Y 28 28 56 20 1120 x2 2240 Homebrew 20-40 coil loaded DP @ 35ft N4FZ 29 27 56 19 1064 x2 2128 HF9V vertical WX4RM 22 22 44 18 792 x2 1584 6BTV vertical gnd mtd WB4UHC 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 80M Inverted V @ 30' K4ORD 35 35 70 20 1400 1400 40 dpl@45', 80 dpl@35' WA4ZOF 20 20 40 17 680 x2 1360 40mtr loop@25ft-160mtr ocf Dipole@35ft N4RAY 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 Dpl@40' W4KRN 22 21 43 14 602 x2 1204 InvV@50' K4KRW 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 Dpl@25' WA2EDN 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Tri band dipole up 40 ft KK4BE 14 14 28 13 364 x2 728 DIPOLE @30FT K4EOR 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 G5RV inverted hung in the trees W4DUK 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 EF Zepp @ 20' NA4O 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 40M Delta Loop@50' ND9M 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Hustler mobile whip on Chevy Cruze W4HH 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 OCF dipole at 20 ft KU4A 12 12 24 11 264 264 Slp dipole @ 40' KK4LLD 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Skeleton sleeve dipose up 20' K3RLL 12 12 24 8 192 192 Attic Dipole K4NVJ 8 8 16 8 128 x1.5 192 88' dipole at 30 ft NZ1D 7 6 13 7 91 x2 182 G5RVjr invV @ 20FT W4QO 11 11 22 8 176 176 40M EDZ@15' K4JPN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Zepp K9VON 3 3 6 3 18 18 DPL@25' KC4FLT 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Inverted vee @ 25' N4LCD 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inverted V Mystery Antenna at 30 feet SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 32 32 64 18 1152 x2 2304 Fan dpl @ 30' AE5KA 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 TRAP VERT N5KIP 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 Vertical on 20 and 40 OCF dipole on 80 N5GW 16 16 32 11 352 352 Cfz at 50' NC5G 11 11 22 10 220 220 40 mtr dbl bazooka @ 25 ft. AI5I 9 9 18 8 144 x1.5 216 Gnd mntd vertical KF5J 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 40 M LOOP AT 40 FT KC9EHQ 8 8 16 8 128 128 G5RV Jr. @ 8 ft. AC5T 9 9 18 7 126 126 InvV@25' KE5YUM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Inverted v at 30' KE9DR 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 420' random Loop SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WA6OEF 28 28 56 22 1232 x2 2464 Gnd mtd vert WK6L 15 14 29 13 377 x2 754 40,20 Windom V up 35 ft. K6CSL 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Delta Loop, Horiz. Loop, Dipole, EF Wire NQ6E 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 20m dpl@32' NS3C 4 4 8 4 32 32 Dipole at 25 feet W6VFW 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Windom Multiband Dipole @ 25 ft. SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KE7YTE 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 Vertical Dipole up 18 ft. N0DA 15 15 30 12 360 360 G5RV@50' WU7F 17 16 33 10 330 330 InvV@30' K7QAT 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 30mtr dpl at 17 ft ladder line and tuner AE7CG 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Dpl@10' AA7CU 11 11 22 6 132 132 6' mobile whip @ 12' NU7T 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 40m dipole at 20' KF7WNS 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Inv Vee@35' AL7V 3 3 6 3 18 18 End fed wire@35' K7EY 1 1 2 1 2 2 60' end-fed wire @ 10' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N8IUP 49 48 97 28 2716 x2 5432 40/80M NVIS @10' 20M vertical dipole W3NP 46 45 91 20 1820 x2 3640 130' CF Zepp @ 45' - 600 Ohm Open Wire WB8LZG 36 36 72 20 1440 x2 2880 Dpl@30' NF8M 21 21 42 12 504 x2 1008 80m OCF dpl @35ft N8BB 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 Dipole@40' NT8P 13 13 26 8 208 x2 416 DIPOLE KB8FE 12 12 24 7 168 x2 336 Dipole @15' AB8FJ 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 End-Fed Random Wire@15' AD7TN 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 30' Random Wire WB8ENE 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 20m dipole @ 20' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB9ILT 53 51 104 27 2808 2808 Delta Loop AB9YC 54 51 105 23 2415 2415 Dipole @ 20', gnd mtd vert W9CC 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 80Loop15' KA9FQG 19 19 38 11 418 x2 836 G5RV @ 35ft N9RLO 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Cf zepp@45' W9ILF 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Ground mounted vertical N9KR 9 9 18 8 144 144 Inverted V at 20 ft. N1RU 5 5 10 5 50 50 Full wave 40M attic loop WA9NPS 3 3 6 3 18 18 Dpl@35' AI9IN 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Attic dpl@30' AA9WP 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Gnd mtd vertical 18 feet SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0TA 54 54 108 30 3240 x2 6480 Doublet @ 30' K0ALN 45 45 90 26 2340 x2 4680 DXCC @ 38' WB0PYF 42 41 83 20 1660 x2 3320 80m dipole at 55' KI0I 35 35 70 17 1190 x2 2380 HYtower vert.20m..Inv Vee 40m.. KD0V 27 27 54 17 918 x2 1836 Cf Zepp @ 50' NO2D 25 25 50 16 800 x2 1600 80 m doublet @ 30 ft N8LA 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 Dipole @35' K0CW 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 GND Mtd. vert. KE0ER 8 8 16 7 112 112 107' wire@20' K0FNR 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 End-fed vert dipole in spruce tree W0CH 6 6 12 6 72 72 Inverted L @ 40 feet K2HT 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 ZS6BKW @ 40' N3PDT 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 148' Inverted L K0MIS 2 2 4 2 8 8 OCF dipole - 25' high SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE7KBN 17 17 34 13 442 x2 884 3 BAND VERT. 8 FT OFF GRND VE4WI 25 25 50 16 800 800 End fed wire @ 25 feet VE3FUJ 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 G5RV@50' VE3RCN 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 GMV, 80m dipole VE3DTI 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 43 ft vert. end-fed wire VE5BCS 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Loop ant 30ft VE5CUL 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Gnd mtd vertical SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna CO8CML 11 11 22 10 220 x2 440 Inverted"V" dipole @ 21' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N4BP 96 92 188 32 6016 6016 3el Yagi @ 65', 40/80 Trap Dipole @ 62' VE7YU 46 46 92 29 2668 2668 20M EDZepp with 2 refs pointing 75deg NQ2W 38 36 74 23 1702 3404 Mini beam @25', inv V @40', grd mtd vert N4MJ 34 34 68 19 1292 1292 3 ele yagi@ 60' AND OCF WINDOM W8RTJ 19 19 38 14 532 532 2el yagi@50' VE3HNE 4 4 8 3 24 24 3el yagi jr @30' dpl@30' N2SO 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 KIO Hex Beam @ 40' N#A Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final Operator, 80-40-20 Antenna N4A 91 88 179 32 5728 x2 11456 K4BAI, TH6DXX at 55'; dipole at 40, inv vee 55' N8A 54 52 106 25 2650 x2 5300 N8XMS, R7 Vertical N2A 55 54 109 24 2616 x2 5232 WA2NYY, 80m OCF dipole at 35 ft N5A 65 64 129 29 3741 3741 WB5UDA, 3 element yagi at 45' N9A 27 27 54 18 972 x2 1944 K9EYT, G5RV @ 25' N0A 38 37 75 22 1650 1650 W0EJ, OCF dpl@35' N7A 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 AB7MP, InvV@35' N3A 24 24 48 15 720 720 WB3T, 40m Wire Vertical N6A 9 9 18 6 108 x2 216 K6MGO, 50' DOUBLET INDOORS Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 156 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 223 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 3,121 States represented: 43 + BC MB ON SK + CM SILVER LOGS - 132 of 156 (perfectly formatted): AA7CU AB8FJ AB9YC AC5T AD7TN AE7CG AI5I AI9IN AK3X AL7V CO8CML K0ALN K0CW K0FNR K0ZK K1IEE K1SX K2DEP K2GLS K2QPN K2RFP K2UFT K3RLL K4EOR K4JPN K4KRW K4NVJ K4RHG K6CSL K7EY K7QAT KA2KGP KA3IHS KA9FQG KB1PBA KB1UOH KB3AAG KB3KJS KB4QQJ KB8FE KB9ILT KC2EGL KC2MJT KC4FLT KC9EHQ KD0V KD2MX KE0ER KE5YUM KE7YTE KE9DR KF5J KF7WNS KG3W KI0I KK4BE KK4LLD KN1H KQ1P KU4A N0DA N1RU N2CN N2CX N2ESE N2SO N3A N3COB N3FZX N3LL N4A N4BP N4FZ N4LCD N4MJ N4RAY N5A N5GW N5KIP N6A N7A N8A N8BB N8IUP N8LA N9A N9KR N9RLO NA4O NC5G ND9M NF8M NO2D NQ2W NQ6E NU7T NW2K VE3DTI VE3HNE VE3RCN VE4WI VE5BCS VE5CUL VE7KBN W0CH W2JEK W3NCR W3NP W4AGT W4DUK W4KRN W4QO W5IQS W6VFW W9CC W9ILF WA1GWH WA2EDN WA2JSG WA3YLQ WA6OEF WA9NPS WB0PYF WB2LQF WB4OMM WB4UHC WB8ENE WG8Y WI1B WK6L WX4RM WY3HIf you're not listed as a SILVER LOG or your posted score is different from what you computed and wish to know why, we'll tell you if you ask before 2400Z the second Sunday after the sprint. Email with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".
K3RLL - Back in FL for the winter with K2 to attic dipole. Gee, I miss my G5RV at 1150 ASL in PA but it doesn't snow here. 20 meters really sounded strong tonight with many good signals. Big signal of the night into FL was W3NP from high atop WV. Thanks for the fun. 72 ... Don
WA9NPS - Just raised the south leg of my dipole maybe a foot by taking out the slack. .
KC2MJT - Happy anniversary!
W4HH - 40 was in great shape!! .
K2DEP - Lots of activity this sprint and loads of FUN. Went hunting and pecking just for a change. Much more challenging. Hope to see every one on the bands again.
N3FZX - It has been a long while since I have been on CW HF. Had time due to furlough. I am a bit rusty and so were my paddles. Was working K3WWP (nice signal) when my paddle got stuck! :^O Sorry about that, my sending is really not that bad. This was on my 3rd contact. Got it fixed and worked a few more. .
KD0V - Conditions were very good tonight. Needed to be on the road early on Wednesday, so quit early to get log in before leaving. .
KE9DR - KE9DR - Only on the last 5 minutes. Only one contact, N2CN from CT. Thanks - 73 - Bert .
K4KRW - The 9th anniversary sprint was a blast. Great to hear everyone. 73, Richard - K4KRW .
KI0I - was it just me or was 20 and 40m super tonite.gave a lot of 599 and rcvd many also. nice to have some gud condx for qrp w/no qrn.73/72 Mark KI0I
AB9YC - I decided to just put in a single band effort and give my new ground mounted vertical a test. It worked great to offset the local QRM I had early on. Thanks to everyone who found me and helped me through my QRM.
N0TA - Incredible evening! Made all Q's on 20m, but briefly went to 40 around 0200. I used my tiny KD1JV Mountain Topper 20/40 Xcvr and it worked remarkably well - I was especially impressed with the receiver. Thanks for the Q's. MTR, BLT, Doublet, Junker key, and Gen Log.
WA2JSG - Fun sprint. Worked 5 of the NxA stations. Rig IC-703 turned down to 5w from a 12v battery pack to an all-band vertical (elevated). Bencher RJ-1 straight key.
N0A - Log of N0A/ W0EJ Got rather piled up at times, my apologies to all that I could not pick out. .
K2UFT - Couldn't get many responses to CQs on 20 but a few nice multipliers were worked. 40 was in good shape but never found a WVA or SC station. Straight key was a pre-WWII Speedex with a fossil mastodon finger piece.
KB4QQJ - Another fine event.....ahhh, but for the lack of an N6A and an N1A (sigh) it would have been a sweep! Much fun as always. BCNU next month. 72 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ .
WA4ZOF - Great sprint again s&p for club calls found N8A,N0A,N5A. Tnx to everyone again. Tom WA4ZOF .
WB0PYF - Great turnout, QRP ROCKS!! WB0PYF, Ray
W4AGT - Had a great time tonight with my second sprint...I decided to buck up and use the straight key tonight for the multiplier....Using a KX-3 running 5w into a par end fed antenna. Tnx to KB4QQJ for the motivation, and to everyone I made contact with tonight...Cant wait for the next one!! 72 de W4AGT
WB4OMM - Another blast! Conditions here...20M had a bit of QRN, but not all that bad...40M was actually quieter! It started raining earlier this afternoon and rained during the contest. I was a bit worried about the rain loading my ladder line to the loop, or the "cap hat" the 50' pine tree made! But it looks like it didn't impact me much. Not my best score, but still very happy with the results. Glad I got to work some of the "A" stations tonight....best wishes to all......and good luck! See you all next month. 72, Steve WB4OMM
N7A - AB7MP 1st time on the receiving end! Nothing like it (especially with a bit of a geomagnetic storm going on -noisy!) Lotsa fun and should see some time as K7A again before the week is over. (Got really noisy when the neighbor turned the plasma on!) 73
NC5G - Finally got to participate in a sprint. It was fun.
KB3KJS - I had a great time! Used my home brew straight key this time. Heard allot of BIG signals tonight.
N3LL - Nice to see all of the activity ,20 meters was in great condition the entire sprint. Congrats on 9 years running, Great job guys..
K4ORD - Got off to a late start about 40 Min into the sprint, 20M was good made 8 qso's there then on to 40M for 8 more then to 80M, the QRN was S7 to S9 plus so didn't expect to work many after 2 contacts tried to run and had very good results to my surprise as signals were very strong. Thanks to all for the qso's 73/72 Riley
N4FZ - Enjoyed the contest, I worked 20 and 40m only as usual, using the KD1JV Tribander and HF9V. Also worked the special event stations N2A and N5A on 20m. Looking forward to the next one already! 73s all, Gene N4FZ
K0CW - Conditions not best. 20 very selective. Stations seemed generally weak on 40 except of course WB0PYF down the street. Heard nothing on 80 where I tuned briefly. AI5I disappeared so could not count. Still enjoyable although challenging. Operated my OMNI VII at 5W tonight and Kent straight key.
NA4O - Bands sounded great here tonight. Lot of fun and I got 4 of the N#As!
K3WWP - Maybe, just maybe one sprint I'll mix in more S&P and try to get a bigger score. Nah, probably not, our sprints are for fun and not for score...and I certainly do have fun just sitting there calling CQ - wondering who's going to answer next. It's nice to have old friends answer, and it's nice to have someone from an 'unusual' state answer. The best part is you don't know who you're going to work next like you do with S&P. Anyway conditions were good again tonight. All three bands were in good shape and all three had good activity. Perhaps 80 is still lacking a bit, but it should be the big star for the next few coming months. It was nice to work quite a few folks tonight I usually don't hear in our sprints. OK, I'll stop rambling now. Thanks everyone. Hope you'll be watching the prize giveaway web cast Monday the 14th at 2300Z. I'm looking forward to that.
WG8Y - Hi all,Another fun Sprint.This afternoon I decided to put up a coil loaded 20-40m DP I had wound a while back. Been wanting to see how it played.What better way to try out a new wire than in a QRP Sprint.Always enjoy working the "guys" and making new friends.Was fun working KG3W, Scott as I hear him chasing in about every S.O.T.A. pile-up. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
N4RAY - This was my first contest ever with NAQCC. I had a great time and will be doing it again,thanks to everyone putting up with my straight key Rodney-N4RAY
AL7V - First sprint I have been able to work in a while. .
WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters. SUPER gud condx last nite fer the sprint. I used the trusty Argo 509 agn. ( luv this rig) I worked 6 of the special stns es also 30 other QSO's. I think this is a new high score fer me. I most certanly had a great time ! Welcome aboard to our new members W4AGT #6615 , es K4CQF #6665, es hope to see u as regulars. SRI to a couple of you who got buried by several stns calling. Yes i heard in there. Nice to hear from ol' pals Louis, N8LA, es also Frank, N8FM. see u all next sprint. 73 Gregg
WY3H - Have not worked a sprint in quite a while. Had fun. May not work another sprint for a while. 72 to all. WY3H
W3NP - 20 meters was full of activity and condx were good. Went to 40 after 45 minutes or so. 40 was very active as well and with good condx. Rig was the TT Omni 7 @5 watts and my keys were the Junker and Czech Army straight keys. 72 de West Virginia
AE7CG - Thanks to KB9ILT, KD0V, WG8Y, WA6OEF, N4MJ, K0TC, and N5A for this month's QSOs on 20M. Greetings to all from Arizona! 72, AE7CG
N2A - Well running N2A was quite a blast! Unfortunately for WK2T, had to keep his employer happy and couldn't operate as N2A, so he asked me to do it. Started out pretty good on 20m (I had to hunt for an open spot it ws so busy) and lasted about 50 minutes and then went to 40. It was real fun running stations one after the other on 40. Gave me a taste of what the DX ops experience. Mark N2A/WA2NYY
KF7WNS - Only had 45 minutes to operate, so it was a real "sprint". Lots of activity and lots of fun. See you next month. Gary/KF7WNS
VE7KBN - Slow start but things picked up nicely. Great fun- using my HB1B and Bencher straight key. Thanks for the sprints!!!
KG3W - WOW! What a great night. Got 6 contacts on 20 in the first 20 minutes. Thought it was going to be a typical evening. Then I went to 40 meters. Worked several, search and pounce, then found several nice spots to just sit and call. Really had a great time using the bug tonight. This is the best personal score for me. Thanks to all who found me. Ran into quite a few of the Pennsylvania boys. Also got Don K3RRL in Florida on 40. Believe me when I say, I'm no contest kind of person, but this 9th anniversary sprint was just so much FUN! It sure is nice to be a member and have these 2 hour sprints. Kudos to all the club officers and have a nice evening. All the best. de Scotty KG3W
K7QAT - Tried to get on 40 but my sigs weak with 0.7w.. Tnx Jay for qso at end of time limit.Tnx all for coping with my qrpp.. My best guess is 700 mw by reading the pwr meter on the MFJ 969 tuner. I know that it's not all that accurate but for now it will have to do.Heard VE7KBN,W4AGT,KK4LLD,and WX4RM on 20 but my pwr was to low at that time.. Had a good time and 73/72's to all David
K4RHG - 1) I could not find Call Area definitions. I was transmitting from Massachusetts so guessed that would be W1. 2) N9A / #1100 is incorrect. Assuming he logged me OK, maybe you can correct this. 3) My first contest ever. Had a great time.
VE5CUL - I just got an Outbacker-Outreach vertical from a friend and took it and my Yaesu FT-817 to a field just south of my home QTH of Dinsmore,SK. It was cold and trying to rain and got dark by 0100. I was happy at how well the antenna worked and I look forward to being portable more often. Thanks to my 3 contacts for making this a rewarding evening. Ham Radio is still lots of fun after 50 years. Until next time - 72 - Brian
N8BB - Started late but it sure looked like most of the group was having a great time. KX3 to a dipole and had a ball. I am seeing more and more activity with QRP and very proud to be part of it.
N8A - WOW!!! What a great sprint! Operating as N8A really drew the QSOs. Conditions were not that good but participation was very good. This was my 72nd NAQCC sprint and an all-time personal record for me with 54 QSOs and 25 multipliers. Thanks to everyone I worked! A special welcome to new members N4ERM, #6878, and AC5GG, #6899. (AC5GG wasn't even in my member database yet!) - N8A/N8XMS
KB8FE - Chilly but nice weather here in northern Ohio tonight. Need to raise my 40 meter antenna! .
WA2EDN - A good nite for me. Usually I cannot even hear the special stations and this time I worked 5 of them! My new triband (160-80-40) .
KQ1P - Plenty of activity but 40M was loaded with QRN here. Used my loop antenna rather than a dipole, much quieter. Thanks NAQCC. John .
KD2MX - Happy anniversary to all! Good conditions here and lots of activity made for a wonderful celebration sprint.
N4A - Great turn out. Hope everyone comes back for future Sprints too. What a difference the N4A anniversary call made! Thanks for all QSOs. Good conditions on all three bands, but not much activity on 80M. 20M started short and went long as far as CA and BC plus CO8CML in Cuba. He sent his mult as CO (same as CO from Colorado). Logging program wanted to log CM as a default, but I logged it as he sent it. Hope it won't confuse the log checkers as it did me when I first totalled up the mults. 40M seemed to have no skip zone as was able to QSO stations in GA and AL as close as 100 miles away. No far west stations heard or worked on 40 this week. Was surprised to easily QSO NW2K in NY on 80. Band totals: 20M: 39. 40M: 49. 80M: 3. Glad to work my neighbor K4EOR from his mountain cabin in NC and was he loud! Hope the rest of the anniversary celebration goes well. 73/72, John, K4BAI, NAQCC #644.
CO8CML - Another nice sprint!!20m was open at the first hour;N5A and WX4RM copied 599++.Thanks K0ZK fer nice QSO.Happy 9th aniversary!!!CU next sprint!! Posted by 184.108.40.206 via http://webwarper.net, created by AlgART: http://algart.net/ This is added while posting a message to avoid misusing the service .
K1IEE - Started out on 40M then went to 20M and that seemed to fade away to the last hour. Switched to 80M and stayed there for the last of the sprint. Nice time, good the hear 80M getting better. Thanks to all 73 Dick
N4BP - Had fun with my new Elecraft KX3. Generally good conditions.
N4MJ - ONCE AGAIN HAD TO SWITCH TO 40M NEAR THE END, 20M JUST DIED OUT. THANKS TO ALL FOR A FUN EVENING. 73
VE3RCN - I was cut short due to MURPHY. Still lots of fun. .
WB8ENE - Fairly strong signals on 20 meters last night, but I just couldn't manage to get N5A, even after trying a couple of different times. Only operated this one for about 1/2 hour, so I stayed on 20 meters the whole time. See you in the next sprint. 73, Art .
K2GLS - It was fun to participate in this special Sprint. I managed to work 5 of the NxA stations. Conditions were good this month, 20M staying open well after dark, and 40M & 80M were relatively quiet. K3/10 5W, J-38, Dipoles. 72 73 Bob
NT8P - Managed to hold 7.033.8 for 10 contacts, then the band just died from noise, so worked 3 S&P then pulled the plug. 80 was quiet, but no NAQCC to be heard. Longest was NS3C CA will try next time. Ron E .
KA2KGP/3 - Another Nice Sprint. Bands were in OK shape here in North Central PA. Rig: Kenwood TS-430S at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. Good to hear the N#A stations in the sprint. .
K4NVJ - Condx better than last week, for me anyway. .
WB2LQF - First sprint in quite awhile; forgot how much fun they are! .
N8LA - Last night, after the sprint, I dreamed that I heard Kurt Vonnegut saying, "So it goes; when the gubmint shuts down the bands open up." So it went last night. .
VE5BCS - Band was not very good tonite from here tnx all .
K6CSL - Good band conditions on 20m, especially considering todays solar conditions. Conditions not as good on 40m. Still a fun event. TNX to those who answered my call. Hope to see you again next month. Bert, K6CSL .
WA6OEF - 20m was fantastic, nothing heard on 40m - no ant for 80m. Tnx fer all the fun!
NO2D - 20 meters was good. 40 meters was very noisy. 80 meters all noise and no signals. 25 contacts may be a high for me in the sprints. Thanks to all who make this possible. Pete, no2d. .
K9VON - THANKS I NEEDED THAT REMINDER, I DON'T OPERATE CONTESTS ENOUGHT. .
KC9EHQ - My first NAQCC sprint in a very LONG time! Had a blast! It seemed that most of the sprint action was up on 20 meters. I did better than I have done in previous NAQCC sprints I have participated in. Already looking forward to next month! .
KE7YTE - There seemed to be lots of activity on 20M so I stayed put and busy. .
W5IQS - Another Great Sprint. Conditions good on 20 and so-so on 40. Worked N3A and N4A on 40. Many thanks to N3A for sticking with me for 2 attempts and 339 signals to finally complete the exchange.
KE0ER - A little rough, but had great fun. I love my SWA!! .
WX4RM - Excellent conditions - hurray sunspots!!!
W2JEK - Got on late. Had good results on all bands. Worked four N#A stations. Lot of fun 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
N2CX - First NAQCC Sprint was super fun. Condx excellent for a change. Local electrical noise was unusually low so copy was excellent. I think I sent a wrong member number for all contacts. It should be 4707 and I sent 7404. Warning - don't operate in a sprint while simultaneously watching a baseball game and a hockey game. CU next sprint! .
W9CC - Lots of fun as always!
KF5J - This is the second sprint I've entered. Doubled my number of contacts, but called some very strong signals that did not reply. I guess these poor guys live in high noise areas, or under a high voltage power line. .
KB1UOH - 40M was busy. I could hear a lot more than I could work. Thanks for a fun two hours. .
N6A - It was fun operating once again as N6A, and making many more contacts than I do using my own call (K6MGO). I think band conditions were better this time around though so that may count for so many more "Q"'s than usual, also. Didn't hear one "CQ/NA" on 40m although I did hear some regular QSO's going on, so don't know what happened there. .
KC2EGL - WOW!!! What a sprint. I think this was the highest number of log entries I have had in a sprint to date. And I was surprised that 20M was open for a bit as well. This was the first time that I had logged our club president and NOT log our vice president in the same sprint. I even logged 2 anniversary event calls. A great night indeed. Thanks to all who answered my CQ. Hope to CU on the radio. 73 Mike KC2EGL Rig: KX3 Key: U.S. Navy Flameproof
VE3DTI - All QSO were completed at the onset of the Sprint. Later here the bands completly closed. Rig KX3 at 4.5 W. Ant. 43 ft vertical wire up a maple tree. Key: PPK. TU and 73 to all. Jose VE3DTI. .
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to a mini beam at 25' for 20, an inv V at 40' for 40, and a ground mounted, near-bottom loaded, homebrewed vetical for 80. Happy Anniversary NAQCC! Was privileged to make 21 Qs on 20, 14 on 40, and 3 on 80. Only worked one special callsign, called another but I wasn't heard. Two banders with N4BP (20 & 40) and NW2K (40 & 80). Loads of enjoyment on this end! Thanks to everyone that makes these sprints possible. I hope to hear lots of you during the NY QP. 72, Will, NQ2W
K0ALN - Great contest and conditions! 20 was the place to be for the first 90 minutes. Too busy answering and logging to move to 40 until the last few minutes. Time for me to get on GenLog. Hope to see everybody again next month. .
N9A - Thanks to all the OP’s for working N9A in the sprint. This sprint was a real eye opener for me. Not being a contestor , which I am not, being mostly an S&P OP . Sorry for the calls I missed , everyone is getting better at zero beating and when three or more stations call at once it’s just a blur. So the guy who called late or a little off freq, made the contact at times . This was great fun I had a good time and made more QSO in a hours run then I ever had before . Started on 20M and in ten minutes made just a few Q’s so moved to 40m and found it very busy . Near the last 15 minutes did some S&P, folks seemed surprised to be called by N9A. I called and worked John K3WWP on 80m my only 80m QSO noise level was S9 + . Rig KX3 ,Dipole at 25ft. Bencher stright key . QTH Metro Chicago 73 Ray K9EYT
N3A - de WB3T... That was a fun one. I enjoyed operating the NAQCC Special Event Call for the Sprint and I think I made more Qs than any other Sprint I've entered so far. I started on 20m for a couple and then stayed on 7.039 most of the evening, but did pop over to 80 for a couple late, then back to 7039. I used my K2 and 40m wire vertical with the internal tuner - not ideal on 20 and 80 at the far end of 75 feet of feedline, but it did OK. Kudos to NO2D for the 40m contact from Colorado, weak but we made it. That was the "DX" contact for the evening. I'll have to check his soapbox to see if he mentioned his power. Also worked a few familiar calls covering the eastern half of the US on 40 alone, all on QRP! 16 SPCs out of 25 total contacts - good to see club members are all over the map. If I were a new ham I'd be 1/3 of my way to WAS in my first two hours, what does that tell you about the popularity of CW? Thanks to all for the nice Sprint!
N3COB - Sorry I couldn't put more time into sprint. A quick three q's and out. .
K2YGM - Total chaos here after about 40 minutes. 20 was great and I had a good log of stations when suddenly the computer locked up and i couldn't budge it. finally had to reboot but when it came back online, I had lost all my QSO's.. I should have backed up my data as I went along. Frustrated and disappointed with my situation, I shut the rig off and watched some TV. I'll be more careful next time. I asked John K3WWP if he could cross check my call with submitted logs and see if some sort of recovery was possible. He will do his best. Maybe better luck next month. 72 Bob K2YGM
N2CN - 40m was amazing. Then two last-minute multipliers on 20 (thanks KE9DR and KE7YTE!).
KA9FQG - Excellent band conditions + many sprinters + good CW ops = tons of fun... that's math, NAQCC style.
W6VFW - I didn't have the chance to participate for the entire time, but still had a great time making my three contacts. See you next month...73 de Tony. .
N8IUP - Tnx everyone had great time -n8iup
NW2K - Great sprint with all-time record score by N4A, John, K4BAI! 80 was in good shape here but not much activity. Please consider operating in the NY QSO Party, Saturday 19 OCT. Lots of activity and great awards, including QRP CW. 1400Z - 0200Z. See http://nyqp.org/wordpress/
AK3X - Good condx on 40. First QSO was with John, K3WWP, but then XYL had some errands for me to run so missed an entire hour. Had fun as usual.. DSW40 at 3 watts to inv vee. 72 til next month. .
W9ILF - Rig: Elecraft K2. I couldn't operate the entire sprint, but I always enjoy the time I can put in. I messed with my filter settings on my radio this past Sunday afternoon and was able to use the sprint to check some improvement with receiving lots of different stations around the US who I know are all running very low power levels. Thanks for the fun and QSO's .
K0ZK - Operation from North Lebanon, Maine FN43nk Elecraft K3 ser. no. 387 Antenna: 30 foot military aluminum mast on roof of Quonset hut I live on a dead end dirt road with underground utility line to house and two-story Quonset hut building which is my studio and shop. 72, Arn K0ZK
KE3O - My first NAQCC sprint was quite an experiment. Operating a homebrew, 1 transistor transmitter running only 400 mWatts into an SWA became quite a challenge. Thanks to the stations who pulled out my peanut signal. 72/73 Bill .
N5A - N5A/WB5UDA --- WOW ! like a hunted animal ! What a blast! I stayed on 14.0620... only shifted freq 1 or so kc due to qrm. Mostly QSOs into GA, FL, CO, NJ, NC.. Only worked 2 non-members --The band held up well. The N4A and N7A stations found me. Many tnx for the help from K3WWP and K3KM on my computer setup problem.. Clean Sweep on the N#As as of Thursday working as KC5NX. N6A was my last one. Tnx again to CO8CML --- K7QAT was my last QSO during the last 2 minutes !
W4KRN - Missed the first hour. Made most of my contacts on 40m, most stations were 579 to 599. Low noise and good condx. Made the last 2 contacts on 80m. Finished up with John K3WWP. Both John and K4ORD had strong signals. Used my Czech Army key. Thanks to all for the contacts. 73
W2SH - 20m pretty much pooped out after the first half-hour. The skip on 40m was not very long, many signals had a hollow ring and there was vigorous SSB on 7.039 mHz. Activity on 80m began its welcome seasonal upturn, and a couple of traffic nets were not serious QRM. For the first time in a NAQCC sprint I worked a mobile (a non-member). I admire the skill of such individuals, but were I to engage in a similar multitasking, I'd probably be as dangerous as teenagers listening to loud music, texting and steering with their knees!
K0FNR - Only able to get on for abt 30 min, but, had to submit my first log after the great sales job by John. 72 de Jim K0FNR .
N9KR - Big fun once more. Good conditions on 40. Thanks to all.
AA9WP - Hopefully this is not a dupe but internet crashed on first attempt. Bands were noisy but busy. Doing paperwork but managed to get two qso's. It has been a long time but hopefully see everyone soon. .
N1RU - I could only make it for part of the time, but I enjoyed the sprint as always. I used my Kenwood TS590 at 5 watts to my 40M full wave loop in the attic. 73/72, Jamie (Northeast Indiana)
N1A (N1IMW) - My apologies to the club. I goofed tues night... I was on during a time slot i set up until about 8:15pm and then went qrt thinking the sprint was wed night. Dumb move and my apologies to the club.
K7EY - Portable, backpacking in mountains of Utah at 9000 ft on PFR-3 .
K4EOR - I operated portable from my little cabin at the edge of the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina
AD7TN - It has been a few months passed since the last time I was on Sprint. Made 7 QSOs including N4A and N5A.
N5GW - I got off to a late start using the K1 at 2 watts with internal tuner to the cfz fed like a "T" antenna, an 800mAh Lipo battery and micropaddles, getting ready for the next Spartan Sprint skinny division. Only heard two of the special event stations. Bands in fair shape after the solar flare.
VE7YU - Five minutes into the contest my computer crashed and I lost my first two QSOs. Don't remember your calls so thats why you're not in my submitted log. Sorry! Adding the reflectors to my EDZepp seems to have given me a bit more oomph. Will leave it up for SS. 73 Gord
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 0030-0230Z
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible, especially regular mail entries.
Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.