Oct 2014 Straight Key/Bug Sprint (#120)
K3WWP Comments - Everything is final now. No more changes. The results are written in stone as I like to say.
Actually one thing remains. The prize drawing on Sunday, November 2nd at 2000Z. You can watch the 'almost live' drawing web cast here. In addition to the ten prizes for this sprint, we will also draw the winner of the prize for the Honor Nancy Month events plus one other final thing. A further notification about the drawing will be sent out on the NAQCC email list shortly before November 2.
A bit of a disappointment with only 117 logs considering the great prizes to be given away to those who participated and sent in their reports. I guess with only 117 logs, that means each of you has a better chance of winning something in the drawing.
BTW, the SE stations counted as entries in their divisions and as a result a couple divisions just made it to the 10 count for a 2nd place certificate.
N2CN Comments - It's now Saturday night, 10pm EDT, and we have 114 logs received. My next and last update will be Sunday night. Remember, you will receive two acknowledgements: the first is an automated one from the autologger that will immediately send your log submission back to you, and the second will be directly from me, when I read the submitted log. If you don't see any acknowledgement, or don't see your scores up on the page within 24 hours, email me at .
SWA Category - W1 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1SFR 34 34 68 17 1156 x2 2312 OCF 80' N2CN 49 48 97 19 1843 1843 ZS6BKW @ 60' KN1H 25 25 50 15 750 x2 1500 End Fed Wire @50' K1IEE 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 OCF long wire@30' KB1UOH 20 19 39 12 468 x2 936 Vertical KQ1P 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 80/40 dipole @ 30' AB1VL 16 16 32 12 384 384 OCFD@30' K1SX 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 130' EF wire at 15' N1JI 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 88' doublet up 25' SWA Category - W2 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W2SH 44 44 88 27 2376 x2 4752 270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 76'V + 90'H WB2LQF 23 23 46 14 644 x2 1288 88' attic doublet at 32' roof peak KD2MX 20 20 40 15 600 x2 1200 600' loop@30' KA2KGP 21 21 42 14 588 x2 1176 Dipole up 25 ft. WB9G 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Inv-L@40' W2JEK 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 20m gnd pl, 40/80 end fed both at 20ft N2GDS 13 13 26 9 234 x2 468 EFHW hung vertically to tent WA2FBN 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Dipole@30ft WA2JSG 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Vertical elevated at 10' N2ESE 13 13 26 13 338 338 80mtr.OCF@25ft. N2JJF 7 7 14 7 98 98 Butternut vertical 25 feet KD2FVG 4 4 8 4 32 32 Invert V Dipole, G5RV Jr. 40 at 28 ft. SWA Category - W3 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna KB3AAG 40 40 80 20 1600 1600 Dipole at 20 ft K3WWP 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 ~110' attic rnd wire, attic dpl KQ3Z 16 14 30 10 300 x2 600 Sloping 135' doublet @ 30' K2HRS 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 G5RV Jr in attic 30' KD3CA 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 OCF 132 ft Windom @33 ft AK3X 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 40 M inve vee @25 ft W3NCR 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 G5RV@35' K3RLL 10 10 20 9 180 180 G5RVjr @ 35' N3AEA 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inv V tilted, 29 ft5 SWA Category - W4 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna K4KRW 42 39 81 18 1458 x2 2916 Dipole@25' WH6LE 38 35 73 19 1387 x2 2774 215' horizontal loop@45' NA4O 31 30 61 20 1220 x2 2440 Fan dipole@45' WG8Y 24 24 48 15 720 x2 1440 Homebrew ZS6BKW @45 ft WB4OMM 22 22 44 14 616 x2 1232 Wire loop at 30 feet WX4RM 21 20 41 15 615 x2 1230 4BTV gnd mtd vertical KB4QQJ 22 22 44 12 528 x2 1056 Endfed QUAD at 33 feet WB4UHC 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 80 M inv vee @30' W4UX 21 21 42 12 504 x2 1008 40M dipole @ 60 feet WD4OHD 18 18 36 9 324 x2 648 40m dipole, 20m vertical N4FI 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 Attic G5RV jr W4DUK 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 End-fed Zepp @20' WD4EXI 13 13 26 12 312 312 Dipole@25FT KU4A 14 14 28 9 252 252 Slp dipole @ 40' K4ARQ 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 End-fed Zepp @ 50' K4WY 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dipole K4JPN 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 Zepp KB0ETU 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 G5RV up 35 feet K7HAP 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Wndm@20' KU8S 6 6 12 4 48 x2 96 32' VERTICLE40M WY3H 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Random wire, 25' long, 10' up. KU4GW 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 260' Doublet@30' KE4WKH 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 OCF DIPOLE@20' SWA Category - W5 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N5GW 44 44 88 20 1760 x2 3520 CFZ @ 50' WI5H 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 Loop@20' on 20m & 40m, EFHW@10' on 40m KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Inverted v at 30' SWA Category - W6 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WK6L 24 23 47 17 799 x2 1598 Windom(Inverted Vee),Up 35ft, 40M/20M AC6YY 20 19 39 15 585 585 26 gauge random wire at 30 feet W6FPS 11 11 22 7 154 x2 308 Trapped 20m/40m Vertical K6CSL 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Delta Loop, Square Loop, Dipole, Vertica KG6UBG 8 8 16 7 112 112 Long wire @50' 3 gnd radials WA6OEF 7 7 14 6 84 84 Gnd mtd vert NS3C 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 Dpl@20' SWA Category - W7 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna WD7Y 27 27 54 19 1026 x2 2052 88 ft. Doublet 30 ft. high WU7F 27 27 54 16 864 x2 1728 InvVee @ 30' KF7TDF 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 Dpl@ 30' K7JFD 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 EFHW 10-20-40 Sloper 28' K9JWV 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Modified Windom @ 30' AA7CU 10 10 20 7 140 140 Mobile 6' whip @ 12' using 8 radials N7QR 5 5 10 3 30 x1.5 45 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd w/o radials AE7CG 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl@10' $AL7JK 0 0 0 0 0 x2 0 Dipole@20' SWA Category - W8 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna NF8M 38 37 75 18 1350 x2 2700 80m OCF dpl @35ft WA8AXF 36 34 70 19 1330 x2 2660 130' Doublet @ 40' K8AG 23 22 45 16 720 x2 1440 ZS6BKW in trees at about 35' N8BB 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 Dipole @ 40' KO8U 31 31 62 16 992 992 Inv V doublet @ 30' AB8FJ 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 Inverted L WB8LZG 12 12 24 12 288 x2 576 Dpl@ 30' WA8SAN 19 19 38 15 570 570 G5RV @ 25 ft. NT8P 13 13 26 7 182 x2 364 40 & 80 dpl@25' AD7TN 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 75' Random Wire in the attic KB8J 8 8 16 8 128 x2 256 Carolina Windom @ 35 ft KB8FE 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Indoor doublet @15' WB8ENE 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 132' doublet @ 15' SWA Category - W9 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N9SE 47 46 93 21 1953 x2 3906 40m dipole @15ft W9JDH 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 33 foot vertical wire into HB ATU KA9FQG 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 G5RV@37' SWA Category - W0 Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N0TA 55 54 109 24 2616 x2 5232 Doublet @30', 1/4 wave gnd mnt vertical N8LA 22 22 44 14 616 x2 1232 Dpl@35' K0EUN 22 22 44 14 616 x2 1232 Mobile hamstick(s) KD0V 17 17 34 12 408 x2 816 Cf zepp@50' K0ALN 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 Inv V@35' KI0J 13 13 26 9 234 234 Alpha Delta DX-B sloper K0FNR 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 Vert. dipole elevated 7 feet K0MIS 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 OCF dipole - 25' high AD0IV 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Loop <20 feet off ground WD0K 6 6 12 5 60 x1.5 90 Dipole@25' SWA Category - Canada Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna VE7KBN 14 13 27 11 297 x2 594 CUSHCRAFT 3 BAND VERT 8 FT OFF GROUND VE3DVC 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Inv Vee @ 40' VA2SNL 10 10 20 8 160 160 Sloper@30' VE5BCS 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Wire loop @28ft SWA Category - DX Division Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna GAIN ANTENNA Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W7WHY 46 46 92 18 1656 x2 3312 2-el@20', 40 vert dpl, dpl for 80@50 NQ2W 45 45 90 23 2070 2070 Mini beam @25', inv V @40' W5ASP 30 30 60 17 1020 1020 3el Yagi@20' W1ZU/6 30 29 59 17 1003 1003 M2 KT34 & 40 meter dipole KA9BHD 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Hex@30'-TrapVert gnd mt/60rad--dpl@30' VE3HNE 1 1 2 1 2 2 Jr.3 el yagi@30' N#A Category Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna N4A 60 58 118 30 3540 x2 7080 K4BAI - TH6DXX at 55'; 40m dipole at 40', zepp. N2A 56 54 110 28 3080 x2 6160 K2YGM - G5RV Mini @40', 80M PAR ENDFEDZ N0A 40 39 79 21 1659 x2 3318 WB0PYF - 160M OCD @ 55' N9A 63 60 123 22 2706 2706 AB9YC - Dipole @ 20' N3A 35 33 68 18 1224 x2 2448 AB3RU - Gnd mtd vert, g7fek@33' N8A 28 27 55 19 1045 x2 2090 N8XMS - R7 Trap Vert N1A 24 24 48 15 720 x2 1440 K1IX - HB OCFD @35' N5A 33 29 62 20 1240 1240 WB5UDA - 2 el yagi at 50 feet N6A 7 7 14 7 98 x2 196 K6MGO - Indoor 50' doublet/20m end-fed dipole Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log
STATS: Logs submitted: 117 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 182 Total QSO's in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 2161 States represented: 38 + BC ON QC SK SILVER LOGS - 97 of 117 (perfectly formatted): AA7CU AB1VL AB3RU/N3A AB8FJ AB9YC/N9A AE7CG AK3X AL7JK K0ALN K0EUN K0FNR K0MIS K1IEE K1IX/N1A K1SX K2HRS K2YGM/N2A K3RLL K4ARQ K4JPN K4KRW K4WY K6CSL K6MGO/N6A K7HAP K7JFD K8AG K9JWV KA2KGP KA9BHD KB0ETU KB1UOH KB3AAG KB8FE KB8J KD0V KD2FVG KD2MX KD3CA KE4WKH KE5YUM KF7TDF KI0J KN1H KO8U KQ1P KQ3Z KU4A N0TA N1JI N2CN N2ESE N2GDS N2JJF N3AEA N4FI N5GW N7QR N8LA N8XMS/N8A N9SE NA4O NF8M NQ2W NS3C NT8P VA2SNL VE3DVC VE7KBN W1ZU W2JEK W2SH W3NCR W4DUK W4UX W5ASP W6FPS W9JDH WA2FBN WA2JSG WA8AXF WB0PYF/N0A WB2LQF WB4UHC WB5UDA/N5A WB8ENE WB8LZG WB9G WD0K WD4EXI WD4OHD WG8Y WH6LE WI5H WK6L WU7F WX4RMIf 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".
W4UX - Tnx for the QSO's. Glad to be back this month. 73. Jim W4UX
KD0V - Good Sprint Lots of activity. I was too tired to work at very long. See you all next month. 72, Merlin KD0V
KB8FE - Raining but mild temps here in northern Ohio. Used a sorry excuse for an indoor doublet using alligator clips attached to bent 33 foot random direction wires. Cannot believe I worked 6 of the 8 stations I tried to contact. You just never know how these antennas might work!
K3WWP - I sure am glad I didn't take the N3A assignment for the sprint. My local noise that had been absent for a few weeks now returned with a vengeance today. At first it seemed even with the noise things were going to be good with 5 QSOs in the first few minutes. Then like running into a brick wall, things went bad. It took the rest of the two hours to make 17 more QSOs. That's 22, 2 past my normal 20 of late because I wasn't sure of 2 QSOs. I may lose them in cross-checking. I know I missed some folks, and I apologize to N4A and KN1H (I believe you two called, but I lost you). After those first few minutes I had to go back to S&P the rest of the way. I'd look for a signal that topped the noise on the PX3 panadapter and jumped on it. Sometimes it worked, other times I lost out to someone else or the signal went back in the noise and I lost them. Oh well, maybe it will get better some day.
N0TA - 20m was very good; however, 40m was noisy and quite slow. Thanks for the Q's. K3 @5w, doublet & vertical, GenLog, Begali Camelback.
WB9G - Bands were good tonight in NNY. Thanks for the QSOs! 72 de Chris WB9G
WB4OMM - Got a late start....but still made it! Really bad thunderstorm from a cold front kept me off until 9:00pm local....but once on, band conditions were quiet and good! Everyone I called was a member! I always enjoy these sprints, they are comfortable and just plain fun! 72 to all! Steve WB4OMM
WH6LE - Another fun NAQCC Sprint! 72 to all! PETE WH6LE
KU8S - It's been a while since I worked this sprint, was a little rusty. Had a problem juggling copying Q's, logging, etc but I will be back for next one.
N9SE - I love these sprints. Low key, friendly and lots of fun. I put up a NVIS dipole on 40m at 15 feet and it worked great for two to three states away and worked pretty well down to the gulf coast. Couple of guys surprised me with calls from UT and AZ. See everyone next month. 72 de Marty, N9SE
N3A (AB3RU) - Ok, my ears are ringing and my wrist is shaking. So much fun running as N3A. Started out on 20 as usual, but didn't wait so long to jump on to 40 where I had the most luck. The banner on QRZ said conditions were bad, but you would never know it listening to all the signals on the air. A really fun night tonight and thanks to all the great ops that talked to me :)
AD0IV - My second Sprint tonight -- got in about an hour on the air -- tough night but fun -- had one call from somebody who didn't know a sprint was going on, and took some time to tell him about NAQCC -- who knows, maybe he'll even join the sprint next month! .
AB1VL - Interesting evening, 40M was good to start but had to fight QSB later on. Heard many N#As and worked a few, others (N4A, N0A) could not hear me. For last half hour I camped at 7045 and had several strong contacts to finish. 80 and 20 sounded dead the few times I checked. Thanks to patient ops who hung in there with me, and to KB4QQJ for getting the last QSO in right under the wire! .
W3NCR - First, tnx to all the special call stations. Second, tnx to all those who copied my straight key CW (I learned on paddles and usually use them so less confident on the key). Had a blast christening my relatively new K1 on this sprint. See you guys next month and vy 73, John. .
WA8AXF - This was my best sprint so far. I worked 1 N#A station. Started and stayed on 40M where the noise seemed to be lower with the sun going down earlier. I am really looking forward to some winter time sprints coming up. Thanks to all my QSOs and 73 72 Dave.
K3RLL - FT-817 to G5RVjr @ 35 ft: Last Sprint before heading back to antenna-challenged FL winter QTH. QRP is so much more fun with an outside antenna. (Sigh) Good strong signals on 40 tonight; 20m a good bit quieter. Big signal here was NQ2W again. Thanks for the contacts. 73 Don .
W7WHY - First time I've done this one. Hope I got it all right. It was fun, except not much activity on 40 - still too early here. 73 Tom W7WHY
KD2FVG - Was fun, tnx.
NT8P - Lots of qrn almost pulled the plug, but at 0200 it was better. Thanks to all that pulled my 5w swa signal out of the mud. Ron .
K4KRW - Wow! What a night! 40 meters was fabulous here (NC). I didn't make it to any other bands. My previous personal record was absolutely destroyed. Same with state count. Every QSO was great fun. I only got 1 N?A station (N4A). It will be interesting to see how many logs come in and what the high scores are. Thanks everyone! (KX3 and E.F. Johnson straight key) 73, Richard
KB0ETU - Only had 40 minutes tonight, so think I did pretty good. Another good sprint. Already looking forward to the next one. 72, Phil
VE7KBN - First NA sprint in while. Used HB1B. I lost a couple of stns after partial QSO due to QSB- and then the band was gone, gone, gone!. CU next time. Thanks for the sprint! .
WG8Y - Hi all, Another fun 2 hrs. Actually started on time. Hi Hi. We have storms coming up thru the state today so figured I was in for a QRN time tonite but was not too bad on 40 M. Lots of good sig. Did my usual C&P. Worked 6 of the N#A calls and heard N2A at the end of the Sprint but time ran out waiting for the QSO to finish. That's OK. Just good to hear everyone on and having fun. Hey Ron,NT8P, another sprint without running into you. Take care all and see ya in the next sprint. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
K6CSL - Wow! Even though I was a half hour late, the band conditions were good. Great fun. I even got to work N4A in GA. 73's and good night from the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL .
NA4O - Has to be my best results ever. The bands sounded great here. And thanks for patience toward the end as my fist started misbehaving...
KN1H - A fun and lively sprint with pretty good conditions. The Nye Viking Master key is such fun to send with, but I'm glad the sprint is only 2hours!
WU7F - 40m QRM and boxed-in. 20m much better - Fun Sprint! TNX
K8AG - Still my favorite contest. Its making me a better operator.
WD0K - What was that?? Great example of mass confusion. Rich, wd0k .
N7QR - Thanks to all who dug me out although 20 was not too bad. IC706 and a 1959 Vibroplex Presentation. Heard a number of others and had a couple of broken contacts but we couldn't put it together.
KB3AAG - Fun as usual tho I was tired from the PaQSO last weekend made something around 59000 points in it but it sure wore out my 80 year old body, but I couldn't skip the sprint! Only one band again, I am looking forward to getting back in the holler and my loop!
KF7TDF - Sure enjoy these Sprints, lots of calls from everywhere tonight. Sri N3A at 0:48, I had you then QRM just overwhelmed your signal so I couldn't complete the call. Thanks to all that participated. see you next month. Danny
K7JFD - Had fun tonight. Setup my SOTA portable station in backyard. 817 with 10-20-40 EFHW. We should have additional multiplier for portable ops during sprint! .
NF8M - Great level of activity this month for the 10th anniversary sprint. Worked many less familiar calls. 40 was definitely the place to be, at least when the tuner-uppers, band sweepers and RTTY guys weren't bugging us. 72 to all!
N8LA - Elecraft KX-3: 5watts: American Morse Equipment KK1 hand key: 200' dipole up 35' fed with 450 ohm window line through internal tuner and MFJ-9211 QRPocket 4:1 current balun. Visited doctor today for virus in chest. He wouldn't shake hands fearing that I may have ebola! 20 meters not too bad. 40 and 80 meters horrendous QRN. Apologies to KB3AAG for trying to work him twice and to NF8M for actually working him twice (just recorded first contact.) Apologies to those I couldn't work because of noise, especially KU8S whose information I couldn't copy. Happy to work a number of members of the "A" team and to work MI friend Werner, N8BB and NC friend Randy, KB4QQJ. Also heard MI friend Gregg, WB8LZG. 72s to all and hope to work you next time -- Lou N8LA.
WX4RM - Rainy night and high noise level. Headphones and narrow cw filter helped alot. Just glad I was heard tonite! Worked 6 of the special "N" stations, which all have great hearing!!!
KU4GW - The 20 meter band was working good, but then Murphy came for a visit. First, when I went to click to get the new frequency from NAQCC Logger when I changed to 40 meters my laptop froze completely up and I had to do a hard reboot. Then, after I got that back going my weather radio alarmed with a Severe Thunderstorm Warning for Alexander County set to expire at 9:30 PM and then another was issued that was set to expire at 10:15 PM and then a third was issued set to expire at 11:15 PM EDT. It was one thunderstorm right after another! That made 4 for the day including one Tornado Warning around 2 PM Tuesday evening as the front moved through that had reeked havoc all across the central U.S. earlier in the week. Just not a good day for sprinting here! After having a direct lightning strike here in May 2011 that did $6,200 in damages including all of my radio equipment at the time I take no chances with thunderstorms anymore so I unhooked the station when the warning was issued at 9 PM (0100Z). Still I got a couple QSOs before all heck broke loose. Other than the storms I still had a little fun. I will be back on later in the week as N4A, hopefully Wednesday or Thursday evening and will post to the N#A Sked page as soon as I decide the slots. A very happy 10th anniversary to NAQCC and very 72! Cliff - KU4GW NAQCC # 1491
N9A (AB9YC) - What an interesting evening. I staked out a spot on 40M so I would be in the clear when the new W1AW operation kicked off and was logging some N9A contacts. Then switched to Sprint mode and kept on going. The rainy weather in northern Illinois tonight made it tough with lots of weak signals. Thanks for everyone who was patient as I got them in the log, and apologies for anyone I just couldn't hear. I worked three non-members, a high for me, and I hope they return.
NQ2W - Ten-Tec Jupiter @ 5 W to a mini beam at 25' for 20 and an inv V at 40' for 40. Happy 10th Anniversary NAQCC! Signals on 20 were average but 40 had some strong ones - K3RLL, KB4QQJ, N9A, N8BB, AK3X. Two-banders with WB4OMM and N5GW. Hope to hear you all next time and thank you for the opportunity. 72, Will, NQ2W
KE5YUM - I enjoyed the sprint as always. I'm always amazed at how far 5 watts will take me. All the best, Terry
K1IEE - 40M was my band choise for the first hour until the QRM got out of control from what sounded like a DX pile up. So switched to 20M and thanks to some great NAQCC OP's I had some west coast contacts. The last half hour 20M got real quiet here in Maine. Thanks to all 73 Dick .
WB8ENE - I didn't get home until around 9:45, but I wanted to at least make a couple of contacts. Rig is Peaberry V2 at 3 watts (on 40), using HDSDR software. Would like to get the Hardrock-50 amplifier so I could run the full QRP gallon. Hope to be able to spend more time in the next sprint, but was playing a benefit concert this time until 9:00. See you all later. 73, Art .
N4A (K4BAI) - Honored to be able to sign N4A in the October Sprint again this year. 20M:30 QSOs in 71 minutes. 40M: 31 QSOs in 40 minutes. 20M seemed good at the beginning with signals from New England, NY, MI, MN, TX and points west. Could copy N5GW in MS, but no chance to call Gene on 20M. I felt my signals were weak and got many very weak signal reports. Only DX was VE7KBN. Stayed too long with low rates on 20M. 40M had much higher rates and a lot of activity. Low noise helped. But, there were no stations heard or worked west of MN and MO. Guess the more western stations were still having fun on 20M. Never got to 80M. Worked only two non-members, W8BBQ and KI4MZC and hope they will join by next month's sprint. Thanks for all QSOs and good luck to all anniversary stations. Signed N4A/K4BAI three times in two hours, slightly exceeding the FCC requirement. Used a Vibroplex Deluxe hand key. Thought I had done pretty well until I looked back at last year when I was also N4A and found that I had worked 91 stations with 32 mults. Log shows that 20M was shorter last year, that I was able to run more than this year before having to S&P and I got to 80M for three QSOs last year. 73/72, John, K4BAI, op. N4A.
WB8LZG - Hello agn fellow sprinters! Gud nite at the key last eve. fun to hear the NXA stns on agn. QSB was bad ! I had some go from solid 599 to almost gone in moments ! Gud to be back on from home QTH. hope to see u all in the next sprint. 73 Gregg .
WB2LQF - SOAPBOX: Since last month's Sprint, I extended my 44' attic doublet to 88' so I could pick up 80 meters for the coming winter. I was hoping for some 80 meter QSOs tonight but no joy. And 20 meters died an early death tonight also! So most of my evening was spent on good ole 40 meters with my W1SFR torsion bar "Cootie" which is fast becoming my favorite weapon for these Sprints! .
AL7JK - 72/73 to all. Using my HW-9 set at 250 milliwatt output (measured via bird wattmeter) to a 20mtr dipole at 20 ft height. Was in the mood for milliwatt power levels for a change. See you on the bands ... Cheers ! AL7JK, John Eagle River, Alaska bp51fh .
KQ1P - I expected poor conditions but found 40M very pleasant and busy for the sprint. K3WWP, you were 599 here but I could not reverse the path. Happy 10th Anniversary NAQCC. 73, John .
N8A (N8XMS) - I operated with the special N8A call again this year but didn’t do nearly as well as 2013. The sprint seemed to start off slowly and it took me almost 15 minutes to get my first QSO. It picked up some after that but I never experienced the pile-ups like I had last year. It didn’t help that my trap dipole doesn’t like the rain and we had a real soaker all evening. I hope that I don’t sound like I’m complaining because I really had a ton of fun. 73, Paul - N8XMS .
N2A (K2YGM) - Great fun tonight operating N2A.. Heard and worked many west coast signals on 20 tonight but not for long.. 40 was the usual with a very crowded spread of signals.. Had a few QSO's on 80 which was a pleasant surprise.. i will be very active this week using N2A if anyone hasn't already worked me.. I'm available for a sked if you email me.. Thanks to the NAQCC for allowing me the use of the N2A Special Anniversary Call. Lots of fun. 72 Bob K2YGM
N5GW - KX3, J38, hb tuner & CFZ. I was happy to hear 20M still in good shape this late in the day this time of year. 40M was somewhat noisy, but 80M was filled with qrn from the big wx front which recently passed thru. At first I was having low multiplier problems, and worked eight NJ or NY in a row (but they were glad to get MS). However on the last eight Q's I got five SPC, so I can't complain. I recognized N4A as John (K4BAI) right off due to his sending style and strong signal.
K0ALN - WOW! So many stations - and great conditions on 20. Felt like I could have had my best score ever if I could have participated for the whole 2 hours, but could only spend 45 minutes since my XYL was in the hospital. Great to get K3WWP in the log for the 10th Anniversary! Hope to see this kind of participation in future sprints! .
N0A (WB0PYF) - My first sprint with the S/E call N0A. 72, Ray N0A/WB0PYF
N8BB - I really did enjoy this sprint for the first time in a long time. For some reason the bands here were very good considering what they were past few months, signals were more readable and activity seemed to reflect that with more stations and some new stations I have worked for the first time. Great job everybody, makes me excited for the next sprint even more. And yes Randy, KB4QQJ, still with the hand key, need all the extra points I can get. Tnx all. KX3 dipole 40' .
N6A (K6MGO) - 20 meters was long for most of the Sprint, 40m was in and out, making only one contact on 40m. Thanks to all who asnwered my CQ's It was fun to operate as N6A again this year.
KU4A - Planned to get on just during intermission of my hockey game. But 40m was so good that I stayed quite awhile. Thanks for all the Qs. .
WD4OHD - About average propagation on 40m, with minimal action for me on 20m and none at all on 80m. Lots of QRM at times. Still, a fun Sprint. Thanks to all. .
KA9BHD - First time, had fun. Tnx 73..Bob ka9bhd .
AE7CG - Thanks to WD7Y, N5GW, and W7WHY for this month's 20M contacts. 72 from Arizona, Loren, AE7CG. .
W2JEK - Got on late. wound up with 13 qso during the last hour on 20, 40 and 80M. Lots of activity befitting the 10th anniversary of the NAQCC. Lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135 .
KO8U - 20 meters was very good early on. Changed to 40 and it was also good. I don't have an antenna for 80. Had one dup- WB4UHC, edited him out of the submitted log. Had a great time. .
N2JJF - only had 1 hour to play but had a lot of fun .
K4JPN - Tried 80M, but nothing heard and could not raise anyone. 20M & 40M were so so here in GA. 72, Steve K4JPN .
K0EUN - A very good contest and from my vantage point, the bands were in excellent shape with lille effort and maximum results. Fun! Moving the car to re-orient direction favorably affected several outcomes & was worth the effort. Looking forward to next month.
K0FNR - K0FNR - Great fun ! QSB got me on a couple of calls.
WY3H - Was portable in Tennessee. Sat in parked vehicle using cigarette lighter plug for power. Had wire running out window to 12' (?) high bush and about a 10' counter poise. Despite rather crude, makeshift set up, made QSOs in IL, PA and TX in about 20 min. (All the time I could spare). Condx were very good. Hope they are as good in Nov. 73/72 to all. Tom, WY3H. PS: My NAQCC Nr. really is 1. That is ONE, TTT1. :)
K1SX - Got in for a few brief intervals. tnx to all
N5A (WB5UDA) - N5A was operated for the sprint by WB5UDA again this year. Had a good time on 20 meters for the first hour then changed to 40 and got nothing. Changed back to 20 and picked up a few more.... Was running a 2 el yagi as I lost the director to a storm the day before. Rig was my old buddy, my Kenwood TS-520S pumping out 5 watts..extra tnx to N4A for picking me up.72/73 to all.
VE3HNE - IT WAS JUST NOT MY NIGHT, BUT ANY WAY IT LEFT ME LOTS OF ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. WALT .
WA2FBN - Always fun to work the sprint. Many strong QRP sigs. 73 Ken
KB4QQJ - Well the bands were in real good shape tonight. I only got to play the last 45 minutes and only played on 40m but heard lots of "cq na" going on! Always a pleasure to work john, K3WWP #2. several new numbers again so the club is growing fast. Rig - K2 at 5w Ant - LnR Quad at 33 feet Key - Marconi AS-300A 2nd submit via NAQCC Sprint-Logger 72 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
AK3X - Great fun... 40 meters was great. Briefly snuck onto 20 to snag N5A. Had the usual evening chores forcing me to be in and out of the sprint.. but that's life. Rig DSW-40 and DSW-20, 3 watts to the ever shrinking 40 meter inverted at 25'. Key was Navy Flameproof. CU all next month. Peter
KA2KGP - Great band conditions + good turnout = Nice Sprint! Nice to hear all the NxA stations on the air. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w into dipole up 25 ft. w/ straight key. 73 .
N2CN - 40m was amazing! Rig was K3 with my old Brown Brothers BTL-A paddles, newly repaired.
WD4EXI - Great time using my PFR-3A on 20 and 40 meters. Had more QSOs on 20 than 40. Thanks to all for picking me up.
W1ZU/6 - I was visiting CA from VT and was able to use an M2 KT34 on 20m with my KX3. What fun. I'm used to much higher noise levels and a doublet back in VT, so this was a fun experience. Thanks to all the ops that were patient with my CW - 73 de W1ZU/6 .
W1SFR - I was hoping to catch more ops out west on 20m, but pretty quiet there. Seemed like a good showing this time around. Thanks for the good ears out there folks! 73, Steve-W1SFR .
KB1UOH - Once again it was a fun time.
W2SH - Opened up on 20m. Giving it another shot an hour later resulted in three west coast QSOs for a band total of 12. During the past few months new neighbors have arrived in two nearby houses. My received noise level is now suspiciously higher than what it was before. Worst on the lower bands, it made QSOs on 80m and 40m difficult. But 6 QSOs on 80m netted three close-in multipliers, with the remaining 26 on 40m. All told, six operators gave 1100 numbers (though one used his own callsign).
W9JDH - Nice laid back event great for beginners with no big 'pile-ups' and super fast hi-powered stations to deal with. I had a lot of fun and will be back next month. This is my first time sending in an entry even though I have worked the sprint a few times. 72, Jimmy, W9JDH #893 .
N1A (K1IX) - ton of fun but 20m was quiet- my ant ?
KQ3Z - 40 was nice and crowded throughout the contest. Lots of stations available to work. 20 had few stations here in PGH. Always great fun. Tnx everyone for the contacts.
N2GDS - I was on a camping trip in the Adirondacks and had brought along a small 3W homebrew rig for SOTA, so in the evening I hung an end-fed dipole to the tent and worked the sprint from a sleeping bag, using a headlamp when necessary to see the log. :-) My rig is rockbound at 14.061, so I couldn't switch bands or hunt and pounce, but just calling CQ worked out pretty well. I even got calls from N4A and N5A!
WB4UHC - 40 Meters was the only good band for me. I worked a 7-call that QRM or QSB caused me to miss logging it, sri to who ever it was. I did manage to work three of the N*A calls. 73, John
AD7TN - It's been a while to be on the air and sprint. Glad to make 11 QSOs including 4 of NxA stations. See you all next month - Noz, AD7TN
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RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 0030-0230Z
The Sunday following the sprint at 2400Z
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