Nov 2013 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#109)
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KF0U Comments - NS3C was our 100th log. Thank you sir! Appreciate all the help received in getting the results together. I look forward to helping out in January. 73 de KF0U
K3WWP Comments - The books are now closed on the November sprint. Our final total was down this month from recent sprints. I believe it was due to the horrible conditions that seemed to be widespread according to comments in the soapbox. Looks like it was a widespread black hole effect like we have had in other sprints in the past. So let's put that behind us now and look towards the two sprints in December to make a comeback. The total? Oh, we got 104 logs.
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1SFR 37 37 74 18 1332 x2 2664 OCF dpl @80' K1IEE 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 OCF long wire @30' KN1H 14 14 28 8 224 x2 448 End fed wire @50' K1YAN 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 G5RV Jr. @30' N1IMW 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 Dpl @20' NZ1MT 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 40M OCF dpl in attic SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 49 48 97 23 2231 x2 4462 270' dpl @45' WA2NYY 39 39 78 21 1638 x2 3276 80m OCF dpl @35' AA2VG 35 35 70 21 1470 x2 2940 10-80 meter Windom @45' K2SQS 35 34 69 19 1311 x2 2622 GAP vertical, 80m dpl K2YGM 25 25 50 16 800 x2 1600 80- EFHW, 20/40 G5RV mini W2LJ 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 88' EDZ KA2KGP 23 23 46 14 644 x2 1288 Dpl @25' WA1GWH 19 19 38 12 456 x2 912 80M 1/4 wave inv V against ground N2ESE 21 21 42 15 630 630 80m OCF dpl @25' W2JEK 17 17 34 9 306 x2 612 40m dipole, 80m end fed, both @20' NQ2W 19 19 38 13 266 494 Inv V @40', grd mtd vert WA2JSG 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Vert mounted @12' WB9G 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 InvL @40' KD2MX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 600' loop @30' WA2FBN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl @30' SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K3WWP 43 43 86 22 1892 x2 3784 ~110' attic rnd wire, attic 20 dpl KB3AAG 51 50 101 22 2222 2222 Loop @30' WA3YLQ 14 14 28 10 280 280 66' end fed wire W3UEC 11 11 22 8 176 176 Trapped dpl @20' KC2EGL 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 G5RVjr @ 20' SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4ZGB 37 37 74 22 1628 x2 3256 40 vertical @15', 80 dipole @60' KB4QQJ 36 33 69 23 1587 x2 3174 Endfed & doublet @33' K4JPN 25 25 50 20 1000 x2 2000 Zepp WX4RM 28 28 56 17 952 x2 1904 6BTV gnd mtd vertical WB4OMM 24 24 48 18 864 x2 1728 280' wire loop @35' WG8Y 24 24 48 16 768 x2 1536 Homebrew ZS6BKW @45' N3LL 22 21 43 14 602 x2 1204 Inv Vee @40' WA2EDN 22 21 43 12 516 X2 1032 Dpl @30' W4DUK 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 EF Zepp @20' NA4O 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 80m OCF dpl @30', 40m delta loop @50' W4TZM 20 20 40 15 600 600 Dpl @45' K3RLL 20 20 40 11 440 440 Attic Dipole WA4ZOF 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 40 mtr loop @20', 0CF 160 mtr dpl K4NVJ 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 88' dpl @30' KK4BE 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dpl @30' KU4A 13 11 24 9 216 216 Slp dpl @40' N4RAY 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Dpl @40' KB0ETU 7 7 14 4 56 x2 112 Dpl @35' KK4LLD 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Dpl @20' W4HH 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 OCF dpl @25' WD4EXI 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl @25' K4FTW 2 2 4 2 8 8 Homebrew gnd mtd vert SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W5IQS 27 26 53 17 901 x2 1802 Fan dpl @30' N5GW 46 43 89 17 1513 1513 CFZ @50' W5WIL 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 Doublet @30' NC5G 11 11 22 8 176 176 Dpl @25' KZ5W 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 43' Vertical KA5TJS 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80M dpl @30' N5DUX 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Grnd mtd vert KE5YUM 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Inv Vee @30' KC9EHQ 4 4 8 3 24 24 G5RV Jr. Vee up about 8' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KA6AIL 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 40m dpl @30' K6MGO 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 Indoor 50' doublet N6VOH 6 6 12 5 60 60 ZS6BKW dpl Inv Vee @45' NS3C 3 3 6 3 18 z1 36 Dpl @20' WA6OEF 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Vertical @10' K6CSL 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Delta Loop,, Horiz-Loop, Dipole, EF Wire SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K7ZI 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 Off center fed, apex 50' inverted "V" K7QAT 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 HF2V vertical gnd mntd w/32 radials AA7CU 10 10 20 7 140 140 Mobile vertical 6' whip @12' N7QR 4 3 7 4 28 x2 56 Gnd mtd vert: Butternut HF6V NU7T 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 R6000 & dpl @20' K7JFD 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Attic dpl N0DA 1 1 2 1 2 2 G5RV @50' WU7F 0 0 0 0 0 0 InvVee @30' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N8IUP 31 31 62 17 1054 x2 2108 80m horiz loop @35' , 80/40 NVIS @10' W3NP 26 26 52 13 676 x2 1352 130' CF Zepp @45' - 600 ohm open wire NT8P 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 Dpl @25' N8XMS 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 R7 Vertical WB8LZG 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Dpl @35' NF8M 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 80m OCF dpl @35'; 160m inv-L (80) N8QY 12 12 24 8 192 192 G5RV @25' K8RJW 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 6BTV @15' on garage roof AD7TN 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 45' Random Wire in the attic N8BB 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dpl @40' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB9ILT 38 37 75 22 1650 1650 Delta Loop W9CC 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 80 Loop @15' AB9YC 21 20 41 17 697 697 Ground mounted vertical KA9FQG 14 14 28 8 224 x2 448 G5RV @37' K9EYT 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 G5RV @25' AI9IN 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 70' wire @20' N9RLO 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 CF Zepp @45' N9KR 4 4 8 4 32 32 Inv Vee @20' WA9KPZ 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Vertical @ground SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0TA 26 26 52 18 936 x2 1872 Doublet @30', 1/4 vertical gnd mnt KI0I 26 26 52 17 884 x2 1768 HYTOWER Vert and INV VEES K0ALN 26 26 52 17 884 x2 1768 DX-CC @38' WB0PYF 23 23 46 17 782 x2 1564 80M Dpl @25' WB0CFF 19 19 38 11 418 x2 836 204' CF Doublet NO2D 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 80M doublet @30' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE2TH 25 23 48 15 720 x2 1440 40M inv vee @32' VE5BCS 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Wire loop fallen into trees VE7KBN 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 3 BAND VERT 8 FT OFF GND VE3FUJ 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 G5RV @50' SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna C6AKQ 48 44 92 24 2208 2208 OP-N4BP (#1306) 40 dpl@80' CO8CML 3 3 6 2 12 x2 24 Inverted "V" for 20m @27' GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NN9K 41 39 80 26 2080 2080 3el yagi @40', Dipole @40' & gnd mt KC5NX 30 29 59 18 1062 1062 Yagi @45' and new 40 meter Vee @40' Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 104 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 172 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,649 States represented: 35 + BC MB ON QC SK + 8P C6 CM SILVER LOGS - 81 of 104 (perfectly formatted): AA7CU AB9YC AD7TN AI9IN CO8CML K0ALN K1IEE K1YAN K2SQS K2YGM K3RLL K3WWP K4FTW K4JPN K4ZGB K6CSL K6MGO K7JFD K7QAT K8RJW K9EYT KA2KGP KA5TJS KA6AIL KA9FQG KB0ETU KB3AAG KB4QQJ KB9ILT KC2EGL KC9EHQ KD2MX KE5YUM KI0I KK4BE KK4LLD KN1H KU4A KZ5W N0DA N0TA N1IMW N2ESE N4RAY N5GW N6VOH N7QR N8IUP N8QY N8XMS N9KR N9RLO NA4O NC5G NF8M NO2D NQ2W NS3C NU7T NZ1MT VE2TH VE3FUJ VE5BCS W1SFR W2JEK W2LJ W2SH W3NP W4DUK W4TZM W5IQS W5WIL W9CC WA1GWH WA2FBN WA2JSG WA2NYY WA3YLQ WA9KPZ WB0PYF WB9G WG8YIf 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".
N4RAY - Was fun what little time I had.
N5DUX - Holy cow, I need filters! Sry to all I worked! hihi Still fun.
K3RLL - Early K2 to attic dipole: No joy on 20m tonight but 40m was certainly hopping. Biggest signal was N9KR but numerous fairly strong signals tonight. Thanks for pulling me out the QRM. 72 de Don
N0TA - Tough night in Colorado. I thought propagation was good on 20 & 40m, but I wasn't hearing many stations. Finally quit at 3z. I actually had a lot more fun last month using the KD1JV MTR, than this month with the regular station - go figure! Thanks for the Q's. K3, Doublet & Vertical, Gen Log.
KB0ETU - Called it quits at 0245Z. 20 meters was dead for the whole sprint, 80 meters was crappy for me as usual, and 40 meters died at the end of my last QSO at 0230Z. It was fun while it lasted and hopefully next month the bands will be better. Meanwhile, have a nice Thanksgiving. 72, Phil
W4TZM - First sprint in months. Nice to have some wire back up in the air!
N8XMS - A family emergency gave me a late start. 40-meters was long with the strongest signals into MI coming from TX and OK. It was nice to work Bob, C6AKQ (N4BP), in the Bahamas for some rare sprint DX. 73, Paul - N8XMS
WB9G - First chance to operate in the sprint this year -- great fun and looking forward to next month. 72 and tnx for the Qs -- de Chris WB9G
WA4ZOF - Another fun sprint. Happy THANKSGIVING to everyone. 73's TOM WA4ZOF
WA2JSG - Didn't hear anything on 20m, so made a few contacts on 40m and 80m. Rig here IC-703 running 5 watts to an all band vertical (elevated) from a 12v car battery. Bencher RJ-1 Straight Key. Happy Thanksgiving!
KI0I - Started a little late but a great start with DX C6AKQ first qso.Heard K3WWP but then lost track of u John! Thanks for the numerous qso`s in an enjoyable event this evening.40 and 80 had some QSB but all around not bad condx at least no lightning static! 73/72 all , Mark KI0I
WB4OMM - Not much here tonight, bands very noisy, a few weak signals on 20M for a few minutes, then Nada! 40M and 80M had some activity, with a few really good signals despite S5 noise on both bands. Happened to "pluck" K7JFD out of the mush just before the end of the contest period for a new multiplier. Lotsa nice fists tonight too, with no copy problems once the filters on my rig were used. I really enjoy these sprints, fast and fun. Hope you all enjoy them as much as I do! BEST WISHES FOR A SAFE AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY TO ALL!!! See you next month! 72, Steve WB4OMM
WA2EDN - Slow start and a BANG finish. My best effort yet.
N3LL - It was very quiet here in South West Florida or the activity was just low ? 20 meters was totally dead ...40 meters was only band that was decent way down here...Still it was lots of fun as usual ... see ya all next month.
K3WWP - Well! I think I really earned each and every one of my 43 QSOs. Conditions were about the worst I've ever had for a sprint here. I honestly believe my local noise gets worse every month. Then tonight propagation wasn't all that good either. I started on 20 and only heard 2 stations there - worked 1. Then came to 40 and my first QSO was NO2D in CO. Oh, oh, 40 has gone long already. Yep, my QSOs on 40 were with CO, OK, AL, MS. I'm not going to do much on 40, so off to 80. My first QSO there was with MN. Don't tell me 80 is long also. This is not going to be a very good night. Well, 80 did shape up a bit, but sigs kept popping out of my noise, then back in again quickly - maybe a couple cycles like that in a single QSO. Can't recall such rapid QSB on 80 like that. Or maybe it was QSB with my noise also that contributed to the rapid up and down signals. I sure had to ask for a lot of repeats, and I apologize to those I'm sure I must have missed. One interesting thing tonight was that my first 18 QSOs yielded 18 multipliers. I think that's the farthest I've ever gone in our sprints without a repeat multiplier. All in all an enjoyable evening of hard work digging out the signals. Thanks to all who made it into my log. I appreciate it. 41 of 43 QSOs from my CQs.
NZ1MT - It's been months since I last participated in a NAQCC sprint. With summer long past and the honey do list complete I can now hibernate in the radio shack over winter. No surprise but 20M was closed at the start this evening, had a few contacts on 40M and then dropped down to 80M which was in fairly good form with no QRN at my QTH. A little QSB with WX4RM. Sorry to K2SQS as just as I called you on 3560.0 someone tuned up and called up a net. Tonight I was using my new KX3 at 5.0W into an 40M OCF dipole installed in the attic. The KX3 was a pleasure to use, filtering and spot tuning features are superb for QRP. I'm looking forward to next months sprint.
KB4QQJ - Well I thought the bands were dead at first. Nobody answering my persistent CQ...then I realized I was 10 minutes early instead of 20 minutes late...at 0130 on the nose,K0ALN answered my call for my first contact....Then I stayed on 40 meters for most of the sprint. Only a few on 80 and none on 20m. It was a steady run. Special thanks to WW0SS. I couldn't quite pull him out first try. Later in the sprint he came back and we made it. Thanks for hanging in there. Had a station from Barbados answered my call and we chatted for a bit. Explained what NAQCC was all about and offered an invitation to join up. Thanks to the group for another fun sprint. Rig = KX3 at 4 watts Ant = PAR EndFed and a doublet at 33 feet Key = Swedish Military Straight Key 72 for now and BCNU, Randy_KB4QQJ
WG8Y - Hi all, Just hung a homebrew ZS6BKW in time to try it out tonight. Seems to hear better than the 20-40 DP it replaced. Did my usual S&P most of the way. Was about to start CQing on 40 and out of the noise my friends call in Ohio,NT8P, started coming thru.I heard 8P. Thought ,wow is that Ron! yep. his next CQ the rest came up.Always fun catching old friends. Hi Ron. Also cqed on 80 at the end & caught Randy,KB4QQJ.A fellow member of the UWHARRIE QRP CLUB here in N.C. Now to move resonant freq. up a bit tomorrow on the zs6bkw. 72 al from Salisbury,N.C. Mark WG8Y
NO2D - 40 M was bread and butter. 20 M was a blank, as was 80 M, here in Colorado, at least for me. Enjoyed and thanks to everyone who makes this all possible. Pete, no2d.
K9EYT - Twenty was dead and forty not much better here near Chicago. CU next time 72 Ray K9EYT
VE7KBN - Only worked 20 and it shut down quickly at my QTH. Thanks to those I worked and to those who put on these fun sprints. CU next time ..72
WA2NYY - Conditions didnt seem very good tonight on 20 and 40, didnt hear much on either band. I was wondering if my KX3 was acting up! After spending about 20 minutes on 20 and 40 I moved to 80 and things improved. I was able to pull 39 QSOs. When I started I was hoping to make 20-25! So a pretty good night considering 20 and 40 were quiet. John, K3WWP was the loudest I've ever heard him. Another fun 2 hours in the books. Thanks to all. Mark- WA2NYY
N1IMW - Ham radio is a small world some days . . .Finally worked aa2vg on tonight's sprint. . .aa2vg was mentored by my neighbor, Dr. Sempowich from my old hometown of Huntington NY. . .Dr. Sempowich was a longtime family friend but I never knew he was a ham until reading aa2vg's qrz.com bio identifying the Dr. as his mentor!. . .small world indeed! disspointingly, however, aa2vg was NOT a multiplier Anyway. . .great sprint tonight as always. . .first time on 80 for more than 10 mins!
WX4RM - A good time was had, even tho 20m was closed and 40/80 was noisy. I do enjoy these sprints, and 2 hours is just right for me. Thanks to all who picked my peanut whistle out of the noise.
N6VOH - RIG IC-706, POOR BAND CONDX FOR ME. WAITING ON THE NEXT ONE, 73 BARRY
W4HH - 40 was in really bad shape here in eastern Virginia; 80 not much better; lots of QRN, QSB, weak signals
K2YGM - I was disappointed with conditions tonight. 20 went dead almost immediately, 40 was noisy and signals were weak, and 80 seemed to be jumping for awhile. All in all, enjoyed moving around and grabbing contacts when I could. Best 72 to all and thanks for a fun two hours. Bob K2YGM
WB0PYF - Good band conditions on 40/80m. Thanks everyone. QRP ROCKS
KA2KGP - A nasty nite on 20 & 40 meters with poor conditions here in WNY. 80 m. got most of my QSO's tonite. Hope for better band conditions next sprint. 73 K6CSL - TNX to N5GW for the QSO on 20m. MS was a real surprise. All 3 bands were pretty noisy this evening. Bert, K6CSL
K8RJW - What happened to the bands? Thank goodness there were stations on 40! Not an awarding winning score for sure!!!
AB9YC - I had weather in the area this evening, but I gave it a go anyhow, focusing on 40M. I had a steady stream of contacts in spite of the QRM I was fighting. I really had to work the RIT to pull in many of the responders to my CQ. I was able to get many of exchanges with no repeats, a credit to a good bunch of operators - thanks for the contacts. The band seemed to go quiet, or empty, around the time my grandson was demanding my attention, so I called it a night with about 50 minutes of operating in the logs. Welcome to AE1N for joining our sprint, I hope you can join us again. Thanks again to all who were able to dig out my CQ, and I'll see you all next month.
AI9IN - 80 meters was hopping! Used my 3 watt MFJ Cub with an old Russian straight key. Thanks to my QSOs for pulling out my little signal!
N8BB - Sorry to say I did not stay long, stomach started to feel really bad and could not sit at the radio at all. Worked only 1 station( John K3WWP) and had to lay down. Hate when that happens. Be back next time.
KE5YUM - I am always amazed at the places 5 watts will take me. Thanks to all who worked me, especially K6MGO. All the best and Happy Thanksgiving, Terry
W4DUK - Conditions were so-so at my QTH in west-central Virginia. Started on 20m and made one contact. Then moved to 40m and a few more contacts, before moving to 80m for the rest of the sprint. Worked several new ones that qualify toward my next Friendship Club Award endorsement. Overall, another great time! 72/73 and Happy Thanksgiving - Dave
KD2MX - I only had a few minutes tonight but managed to pick off a few strong signals. I didn't hear much else, I hope it wasn't an infamous black hole night.
VE2TH - Hello all, It was fun again, the band was noisy, but the filters in the kx3 are awesome. The farthest was Wa, FL, & TX, it is great. Thanks to all again, See you again in the next sprint, 72/73 Michel VE2TH # 0214
K4JPN - Nothing heard on 20M, and a few on 40M, but 80M was the fun band for this Sprint. 72, Steve K4JPN
WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters! I fired up the trusty Argo 509 agn for the sprint. Started on 20m wid a few CQ's, and although i heard a few signals, the band was just dropping out here. So went to 40 es found the band full of Sprinters. I couldn't play the entire time but had a blast fer 45 mins. A big welcome to one of our newest members, K4RAY Rod # 6772. I hope you enjoyed the sprint es will come back fer more next month. It sounded like Bob N4BP, was having a fun time handing out C6AKQ to the gang. Sure made me do a "double take" when i heard the call. HI Seems i had a "hotline" into Alabama, as i worked 3 AL stns. + a GA es FL. Nothing heard from out east except VE2TH in QC. So condx were alot different from last months contest. See you all in the DEC sprint. 73 Gregg
W1SFR - Fun Sprint. 80 was FB here and not a soul on 20 that I could hear. 73, Steve in VT.
WA6OEF - Poor condx here - only one antenna
KC9EHQ - Good sprint last night. My CW copy practice has helped...I was copying and sending around 15 wpm! I would have made more contacts, but I was tired after working on other things all day long.
W5IQS - Another great Sprint. 20 went dead here in Texas about 0200 but 40 was pretty active. Didn't try 80. Was happy to hear Carlos, CO8CML. This was very likely the most comfortable Sprint I have participated in. Lots of TU and 72 QSO endings...That's nice. Evan, W5IQS
N9KR - Short but fun. 73 all from southern Indiana.
KC5NX - KC5NX was operated by WB5UDA and ran a new 40 meter Vee for the first time as soon as 20 meters went to sleep but forgot to note in my log when I changed bands... wow... Was able to QSO the full 2 hours and enjoyed it. I'm just not used to the noise on 40.. Good to hear some of the regulars on that I've met on the air.. I ran as K5C (Look it up on QRZ) this last weekend so I've been CQing and CWing all week..Its a great life ! See y'all next month.. Jay
K0ALN - Another great NAQCC Sprint! Not much heard on 20 or 80, so I spent the night on 40. Many great signals, and lots of activity here in CO for most of the 2 hours. Hope to see everybody again in December.
K2SQS - High noise level didn't help. New KX-3 with old J38 (and even older op!). Surprised not more 20 and 40m activity but high noise level may have covered up. Tnx to all who called.
K7QAT - Hi all,20 mtrs had no activity here so went to 40 then 80.. KC5NX, Jay thought i was QRO hi hi with 599 both way's Then at the end with KD3CA was 339 both way's with QSB and my first PA on 80m QRP. Got a WM-2 and adjusted my TS-50 to 700mW on low and 5W on medium pwr.Antenna used was a vertical w/32 radials.Didn't take any chances with QRPp so stayed with 5W.. Tnx to all i contacted. 72's Dave
NT8P - Tnx for contacts, vry poor cond, no contacts first half hr. Lots of fun once 80 es 40 played the game. Got my ole Oh buddy Mark WG8Y in NC 73 Ron
K7ZI - FIRST TIME READY FOR THE SPRINT. GOOD BAND CONDITIONS, MODERATE QRM SOME HIGH POWER DIGITAL STATION SPLATTER 10 KHZ WIDE. GOT CAUGHT BETWEEN TWO HP CW STATIONS WHILE CALLING CQ NA. TOOK TIME TO RELOCATE AND BEGIN MAKING CONTACTS AGAIN. PROPAGATION SEEMED TO CHANGED TOWARD END OF SPRINT--CONTACTS HARD TO MAKE. BEST SPRINT FOR ME YET!
K1IEE - Started on 40M which seemed to get a slow start so I tried 20M. That band was very quiet, that led me to try 80M and I stayed here. Lots of activity and some weird QSB/flutter on some signals. Still a great time. Thanks to all 73 Dick
K1YAN - Nil on 20m but 40m was very good for about an hour. Nice surprise to work C6AKQ !!
K6MGO - 20M died early and most QSO's were on 40m. My new KK-1 key that I won last month preformed flawlessly and was a joy to use. 40m was extremely long got a 20 dB over SNR report from RBN sta. K5TDA 882 miles away at 5w with indoor antenna, that's pretty good.
VE5BCS - Conditions ok wx cold enjoyed
KU4A - I've seen better conditions, but I've also seen much worse. So I'm thankful for what I got (heehee, it's almost Thanksgiving you know!)
W2JEK - Got on late. Found no activity on 20. Went to 40 and worked C6AKQ and K4ZGB but didn't hear any others. Went to 80 and found the band busy. Best dx there was WB0CFF in MN. Bands very noisy and hope they get well soon. Thanks to all for the qso's. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
N7QR - Cranked down FT840 on battery, E F Johnson speedex key. Conditions not the best. Heard nothing on 80. Thanks to those who stuck with it. CU next time!
K4FTW - My first sprint ... became a member earlier in the day. Conditions at my qth were not very good ... few stations heard and high noise level, but still fun. Looking forward to the next one!
K4NVJ - Really deep QSB here tonight.
NA4O - I was thinking bands (except 20) were very good. QSB was present, but 80 was more active than I have heard in quite awhile. Then I read some other comments and figure either my antennas are so bad I can't really hear what is going on... or I've got my dsp and filtering working pretty well. I'll go with the second and just be happy. FT817@5W, Vibroplex straight key, West Mtn CLRdsp, MFJ Intelligibility Enhancer. Logged C6AKQ, K3WWP, VT to FL and out to TX. Thanks to all.
NF8M - Either condx were really lousy or my ant blew down in the windstorm... weak sigs & lots QRN. Managed only 10 Qs in an hour, half the usual nr. Glad to give it a whirl anyway. Happy Xgvg es cu next month!
CO8ML - Bad conditions on 20m here, only 3 qso's made...after first 30 minutes no other station was listened.Thanks to all stations worked, Hope CU next sprint!!!
VE3FUJ - With regret I could only spend the first 30 min on the sprint, enjoyed even at that. Thanks to the ones I made contact with. Brion # 3011
N8IUP - Had great time, always look forward to the sprints.. n8iup
KB9ILT - Twenty meters was very, very quiet...only one QSO with CO8CML in the 5 minutes I spent there. It should have been better based on my returns from the Reverse Beacon, so I guess many of us assumed the band was closed. Forty was good, though QSB made things difficult at times. Eighty was a challenge as always with my small delta loop, QRN and the 50 kilowatt transmitter of WLS 890 AM just 2 miles away. Its forth harmonic is at 3560 kHZ - smack dab in the center of our contest band! Overall, it was an adrenaline filled two hours of fun! Hope to see you all next month when we will have two sprints to enjoy.
W3NP - I knew I was unable to work the entire 2 hours this time but wasn't expecting such bad conditions. 20 was just about dead and 40 was thin, watery, and had lots of deep qsb. C6AKQ was the only really strong station heard on 40. I hope I logged C6AKQ correctly?? After 4 contacts I went to 80 for the rest of the time I had available and found condx there to be pretty good. John K3WWL was very strong into my part of WV. Rig was the K2-10 @ 5 watts and the keys were the Czech Army and the German Junker straight keys. I enjoyed the sprint. 72 de WV.
N5GW - With a KX3 and K1EL memory keyer I started out on 20M and was able to work five CA stations in 20 minutes, then nothing. Moving to 40M I found lots of ops, the band sounding good except for QSB. Towards the end I listened to 80M, but it was noisy with few ops. At 0318 my cat laid down on my logbook, so I quit.
N8QY - Lots of qsb on all bands . 40m never held up at all . Stayed on 80m for most of the night. short skip in Ohio .
AD7TN - I was able to participate only last 30 minutes of Sprint, but I made 5 QSOs on 80m which is much better than expected. 45' Random Wire in the attic seems to be working good, but I wasn't able to copy 1 or 2 station calling me due to high noise level. See you all in December Sprint! Noz - AD7TN
AA2VG - It was great to be back after missing a couple of sprints. Could not believe that 20m was dead in NY. Only one contact on 20m with KC5NX. I found 80 meters to have a quiet background with good signal strength. I was running my KX3 from a 12 volt battery. As usual I had fun.
KA5TJS - I tried 20 mtrs for about 15 minuets and got nowhere. Dropped down to 40 and found a lot. Just got 5 but thanks for the contacts. I got Michel VE2TH for the longest one of the nite. Had fun and will be back next month for sure. You guys seem to be spreading out a little better. That helps with the ops without a lot of filtering. Spread out some more! 73's Allen KA5TJS
KA6AIL - I am glad to be back after missing the last two sprint's. 72's to all and c u next month.
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5W to an inv V at 40' for 40, and a ground mounted, near-bottom loaded, homebrewed vertical for 80. Started one-half hour late because I just had to watch Survivor! Listened on 20, nothing. Switched to 40 and made 7 QSOs, then to 80 to make 12 more. Condx weren't optimum so I'm happy to have made it into 19 logs. Looking forward to next month. Happy Thanksgiving! 72, Will, NQ2W
WA2FBN - Lots of QRN and QRM on 40m
W2LJ - As always, the NAQCC Sprint is very enjoyable. I was surprised that most of my QSOs came on 80 Meters. I thought 40 Meters would have been more active. The one QSO that I had on 20 Meters was with W2SH, who is all of about 15 miles away - good DX! 73 de Larry W2LJ
W2SH - After managing to work only seven stations on 20m and 40m during the first half hour, I switched to 80m and logged 19 in the second half hour. Spent almost all of the remaining time enjoying 80m's fine conditions and plentiful activity. 20m had closed fairly early and 40m was very noisy throughout the sprint.
See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.
RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, November 21, 2013 0130-0330Z
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.