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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

Andy N2CN is responsible for the contents of this page - the results and soapbox. Any questions about that go to pix_email_n2cn (1K).

John K3WWP is responsible for the contents of your logs and the eventual cross-checking, so if after submitting your log, you discover any mis-information in your log itself - missing entry, wrong call, etc. that doesn't affect anything on this page, send the info to pix_email_naqcc (1K).


Final Results
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

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CERTIFICATES
SWA Category
Division1st2nd3rd
W1K0ZKN2CN-
W2W2SHK2GLS-
W3K3WWPKB3AAG-
W4N3LLK2UFTW4AGT
W5W5IQSA35KA-
W6WA6OEF--
W7KE7YTEN0DA-
W8N8IUPW3NP-
W9KB9ILTAB9YC-
W0N0TAK0ALN-
CanadaVE7KBN--
DXCO8CML--
Key Categories
Top Straight Key Scorer (x2)N4A (K4BAI)
Top Bug Scorer (x1.5)K0ZK
Top Keyer/Other Scorer (x1)N4BP
Other Categories
GainN4BP--
First time entrant high scorerK0ZK
PRIZE(S)
Paddle/bug handle - K1/K2 knob insert drawingN3A (WB3T)
N#AN4A (K4BAI)--

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 WY3H
If 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 pix_email_naqcc (1K) with the subject "NAQCC Sprint Question".

SOAPBOX:
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 200.55.184.18 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

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.