Feb 2016 QRP/CW Sprint (#136)
K3WWP Comments - All results are now final and "written in stone".
N2CN Comments -
Submissions for this sprint have ended, with a total of 118 logs.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
KN1H 34 33 67 18 1206 x2 2412 DIPOLE@50'
K1IEE 13 13 26 12 312 x2 624 OCF long wire@30'
AB1DQ 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 OCF DIPOLE UP 20'
NF1U 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 OCFD WINDOM @ 30'
AJ1DM 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 Dpl@30'; longwire @20'
N1JI 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 163' doublet up 25'
KB1WXC 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 InvV@50'
KA2KGP 31 31 62 14 868 x2 1736 Dipole up 26 Ft.
W2SH 20 20 40 17 680 x2 1360 270' dpl@45'; inverted L, 68'V + 98'H
NQ2W 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 Inv vee @ 40', grd mtd vert
WA2NYY 21 20 41 13 533 x2 1066 80m OCF dipole @30'
W2JEK 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 110 ft end fed at 20 ft
WA2JSG 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Vertical elevated at 10'
KD2MX 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 600' WIRE @20'
KQ3Z 44 43 87 17 1479 x2 2958 135' doublet vee
KD3CA 24 22 46 15 690 x2 1380 132 ft ocf Windom @33ft
WB3T 6 5 11 4 44 x2 88 Multiband Attic Dipole
WG8Y 26 23 49 20 980 x2 1960 Homebrew 40-80 coil loaded DP @ 40ft
WX4RM 23 23 46 16 736 x2 1472 5BTV gnd mtd vert
W4UX 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 40M Dipole @ 65'
K4JPN 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 Zepp
K4KRW 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Dipole@25'
W4DUK 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 End-fed Zepp @20'
N4FI 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 115' random wire @ 25'
NA4O 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dipole@45'
KE4WKH 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Ocf dipole at 20ft.
$WA4SPJ 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 End fed long wire up 35ft.
N5GW 51 50 101 24 2424 x2 4848 CFZ apex at 75'
KE9DR 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 420'Loop @50'
KG5HCF 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 Linked dipole @ 15 ft
WI5H 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Loop@20'
AI5I 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 43' vertical with radial farm
KA5TJS 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 80 mtr dipole @ 30 ft.
K5MBA 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 EFHWA @ 35'
WB5UAA 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 305'dpl@30'
KE5YUM 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Random wire at 20 feet
K6MGO 9 8 17 5 85 x2 170 50' DOUBLET IN GARAGE RAFTERS
@AI6O 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 R7 vertical mounted 20 ft up
KF7WNS 24 22 46 16 736 x2 1472 LongWire @ 45' - 80m CFZ@ 35'
KC7DM 15 15 30 12 360 x2 720 135' dpl @ 60 ft
WD7Y 16 13 29 10 290 x2 580 88 ft doublet 30 high
W7YSB 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Fan DPL @ 30'
K7EW 7 5 12 7 84 x2 168 Gnd mtd vert + 2 rad/bnd
WB7EUX 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 DXE 43 ft vert
KE8DI 21 21 42 15 630 x2 1260 130' Doublet @ 40'
NF8M 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 80m OCF dpl@35ft & inv-L (80 receive)
N8ZYA 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Indoor Random Wire about 50 ft long
WB8ENE 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 40M dipole @ 15' / 4BTV @ 25'
N8XMS 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 R7 Vertical
N8NK 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 25 foot long indoor end fed wire
W8SH 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl@65'
WV8P 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Long wire@60'
N8BB 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dipole@50'
AA9L 23 23 46 13 598 x2 1196 Trap dipole @ 40 feet
W9CC 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 6BTV
N9SE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Dipole @68'
!KA9FQG 10 10 20 8 160 x2 320 G5RV @ 37ft
WB0PYF 37 34 71 20 1420 x2 2840 Dipole at 55'-0
KA8HDE 21 18 39 14 546 x2 1092 G5RV @ 35'
AA0W 11 10 21 10 210 x2 420 Dipole
NN0SS 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 80 Meter Invert V @25ft
N8LA 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 Dipole@35'
VE2TH 23 23 46 13 598 x2 1196 INV VEE @ 32'
VE3EDX 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 Gnd Mtd Vertical
VE3DQN 11 11 22 8 176 x2 352 40m loop@45ft; 80m dpl@30ft
VA3NU 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 88' invV@25'
VE3FMW 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 OCF wire at 42 feet
VE3FUJ 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 G5RV @ 50'
VE7HI 5 5 10 3 30 x2 60 3 band vert 8 ft off grnd
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N1DN 24 23 47 13 611 x1.5 917 Ladder line dipole at 50 feet
N2HTT 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 135' doublet at 35'
K3WWP 5 5 10 4 40 x1.5 60 ~110' attic rnd wire
AK4NY 21 21 42 13 546 x1.5 819 G5RV@35Ft
WA2EDN 11 11 22 9 198 x1.5 297 Dipole up 30 ft
N2WZP 6 6 12 5 60 x1.5 90 Dpl @ 20'
NF5U 44 42 86 25 2150 x1.5 3225 40/80m trap dipole at 33ft
N7QR 3 3 6 2 12 x1.5 18 Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
N2CN 20 20 40 11 440 440 ZS6BKW @ 60'
KB1M 6 6 12 5 60 60 Dpl@ 30
KC1DVT 2 2 4 1 4 4 Efhw@50'
AA2VG 12 12 24 10 240 240 Carolina windom @30'
N2ESE 10 10 20 7 140 140 80M. OCF@25ft.
KB3AAG 37 36 73 21 1533 1533 Vertical loop top 30ft
N3HEE 35 34 69 17 1173 1173 300 Foot Horizontal Loop
AB3RU 18 17 35 12 420 420 G7fek@33'
KC3RN 17 17 34 12 408 408 G5RV Junior @45'
N4MJ 38 38 76 19 1444 1444 Windom
AB4QL 22 22 44 16 704 704 20Mvert. 40M invVee@38' 80M dipole@25'
K2YGM 20 20 40 14 560 560 WHIP CLAMPED TO ALUMINUM DOOR ON PATIO
K3RLL 10 10 20 10 200 200 Stealth Temporary Vertical
KJ4R 10 10 20 9 180 180 33' Vertical with 16 1/4 wave radials
KU4A 9 9 18 9 162 162 1/4-wave sloper
W2BJN 10 10 20 8 160 160 65' end fed @18'
K4ARQ 8 8 16 8 128 128 EFZ @ 45'
KB0ETU 7 7 14 6 84 84 Dpl@35'
KJ3V 5 5 10 5 50 50 Mini G5RV at 20'
AA4MI 4 4 8 4 32 32 Dipole @ 20 feet
$K9EYT 2 2 4 2 8 8 30 ft wire up a palm tree
N5RWK 12 12 24 10 240 240 6BTV Quarter-wave vertical
N5DUX 7 7 14 5 70 70 Butternut Vertical
KC6SSE 2 2 4 2 8 8 G5RV@30'
AA7CU 4 4 8 4 32 32 Mobile 6' whip @12' using 8 radials
WU7F 1 1 2 1 2 2 Inv Vee @ 30'
AC8JW 21 21 42 11 462 462 End Fed Half Wave
AB8FJ 9 9 18 7 126 126 Inverted L@15'
WA8SAN 4 4 8 4 32 32 G5RV @ 25 Ft.
K9QV 12 12 24 10 240 240 66' doublet @ 33'
AB9YC 10 10 20 6 120 120 Dipole @20'
K9OSC 37 36 73 23 1679 1679 CF Zepp @ 30'
N0AR 27 27 54 20 1080 1080 NVIS 80m loop at 20' & 43' vertical
WD0K 5 5 10 4 40 40 Center fed zepp @30'
KE0ER 4 4 8 4 32 32 End fed wire@20ft
NO2D 2 2 4 2 8 8 80 m doublet @ 30'
VE7YU 13 12 25 10 250 250 80M OCF dipole at 70 feet
GAIN ANTENNA Category
Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna
K4BAI 41 39 80 22 1760 x2 3520 TH6DXX, 40M dip, cf zepp at 50, inv vee
AA4NN 31 30 61 16 976 x1.5 1464 2 EL Yagi @ 50'
KF6C 13 12 25 9 225 x1.5 338 STEPPIR DB18 @50 FEET 40M 160 DPL 80M
KG6UBG 7 7 14 6 84 84 5 el yagu/OCFD @ 30 ft
Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
|SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY|
|SWA BUG CATEGORY|
|SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY|
|GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY|
|First time entrant high scorer|
|PRIZE DRAWING WINNER|
Logs submitted: 118
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 178
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,549
States represented: 41 + BC ON QC
AB9YC - My time was short again this month, but I had more than last month. I started on 20M but it was too quiet, and no signals. I had a run on 40M and it worked out well. See you all next month.
K3WWP - I am just sitting here waiting for the sprint to start. I thought I'd write sort of a pre-Soapbox. I am just thinking back to the days when my local noise was minimal here and it was easy to copy the weakest of signals most of the time. It was easy to run up QSO totals in the 40s up to the mid-50s. I wonder if those days will ever come back again. I doubt it. My only opportunity might be to operate portable from somewhere as a couple members do. Our Kittanning Community Park would be ideal, but it's not a good place to be after dark, especially alone. Maybe I can get my neighbor to accompany me there for a sprint this summer. He has some physical problems though, and may not be able to do it. Speaking of that, I've been helping him out with a lot of things, and some of them happen later in the evening which takes away from my sprint time. But it's vastly more important to help others with their needs than to selfishly spend that time in pursuit of one's own interests. Anyway, I'll be back after I spend a half hour or less in the sprint and have some more comments to finish this out. OK, I'm back. Same old story - weak sigs, high noise. I did get more QSOs than the past couple sprints though. All of FIVE. Wow! I worked just about everyone I heard. You can't work 'em if you can't hear 'em. Thanks to the five I worked. Nice to hear K9OSC back again. Maybe next month.
N8XMS - One of my worst showings ever! Only 3 QSOs in 45 minutes of trying and then I just pulled the plug. I could hardly find anybody. I can only hope that conditions were better for everyone else. Next month will be better!
K3RLL - K2 to HoA Special Temp Vertical: 40m sounded pretty good this evening with lots of signals, though mine wasn't very strong. Tried S&P but that no luck so switched to calling with great luck tonight. Was able to make my 10 contacts in record time. Big signals tonight were N5GW & W9CC. Many thanks to all. 73/72 ... Don
W4UX - Enjoyed my first sprint in almost a year. Conditions pretty good. Thanks for the QSO's. Jim W4UX
WB8ENE - Slim pickings on 40 meters, but 20 was dead. Very little noise here tonight, so the vertical seemed to work better, especially toward the southern states. Thanks for the contacts. See you next time. 73, Art
KE8DI - That was a real sprint... only about 1/2 hour to play because of a sick kiddo... only worked 80 meters and caught many of the regular crowd. Thanks for the QSOs and cuagn next month! - Dave KE8DI
KJ3V - This was the first Sprint I have participated in!
N2CN - Things were not too shabby on 40m. I used my NorCal 40A, running 2 watts from eight AA batteries.
AB3RU - Fun night tonight - still trying new things and tonight went with paddles on the air for really the first time (if you don't count the 599TU qsos from distant islands.) Made my hay on 40 meters and moved to 80 for a short time. 80 was super crowded and the space I was calling on was soon occupied by a net, so I bowed out early. Great fun as always.
N1DN - Great Sprint. I struggled with stations just above my noise on 40m, but enjoyed many QSOs on 80m. I tried using a my "new" used Vibroplex Anniversary Edition bug, and switched back and forth with my old faithful J-38 key. 73 Phil
N8NK - Made a mad dash to rebuild the heterodyne oscillator board in my beloved old SB-101 today... to make just 3 contacts! And I had a ball. As always- I worked K4BAI. It wouldn't be a sprint without working him! And I worked an all time new state from Michigan- Mississippi (N5GW)! Now at 47 states worked with an indoor 25 foot wire antenna. Thank you NAQCC for a fun evening!
WA2EDN - Finally getting better with the bug. Another good sprint for me. Only 80 was open for me. Had a GREAT time.
NF8M - Good condx on 40 & 80 tonight. Low noise on 80 as well. TNX es cu next month! .
N2HTT - Bands much better this time around, 80 in particular. My bug kinda blew up in the middle but got it back in trim again after a few minutes. It's getting easier :-) Thanks all for a great sprint 73 Mike .
AB1DQ - HAD FUN - 80 M CLEAR AS A BELL TONITE. 72 DE AB1DQ! .
AB8FJ - Maybe it was the noise but very little heard on 40 so moved to 80 for the remainder of the sprint. K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. See you next month! .
KC3RN - First sprint using my new IC-7100. Very happy with that rig. .
N3HEE - Lots of strong signals on 80 meters tonight. Worked BC on 40 meters which was a nice surprise. Tried using a keyer tonight. K3/5W and wires. Lots of fun! 72 -Joe N3HEE
KN1H - Really nice conditions tonight, a fun sprint as always! Ic-7200 @ 5W and Nye Viking Master Key. 72, John, KN1H
NF5U - Bands seemed in good shape,I had a great time,looking forward to next month.
N7QR - IC706 with a 1958 Vibroplex Presentation. Worked one an hour and one a band - followed the Sun as it set:20>40>80. Heard a handful more but couldn't pull them out. CU next month!
VE2TH - Some QSB at times tonite, it was rather long skip. Worked some new ones I wished a warm welcome to the sprint. All The best to all, & see you next month. 72/73 Michel
AI6O - First time entry! Enjoyed having the old J-38 going again. Rusty but fun. Will try again. 73 es tnx fer QSOs. .
WB0PYF - Band condx were gud on 80m tonight. Thanks for all who participated. The KX3 still rocks the band. 72 Ray
K9EYT - Portable near Tampa bay , 20 was dead and not much heard on 40 from the West coast of Florida only due north. Ran 20 watts to a short wire out side the condo . CU next time Ray K9EYT/4 .
K1IEE - Conditions good in Maine on 40M for the first hour. Switched to 80M for the last hour . Thanks to all 73 Dick
WA2NYY - Had fun tonight. Got started about 9:20 pm. One qso on 40, which was noisy and I didnt hear anybody. Went to 80 and had some good pileups going. Strong signals tonight on 80. 72 de Mark
KJ4R - My first sprint. Only worked 10 stations but had fun using my PFR 3B. Looking forward to next month!
KB0ETU - Surprised I made contact with so many on 80 meters and so few on 40 meters. Don't think the bands were up to par tonight. Used my K-3 with a G5RV up 35'. 72. Phil .
W4DUK - Was only able to make it for the last half hour of the Sprint, but conditions were good on 80m and I did pretty well, considering. A good time! 73 de Dave
KE9DR - KE9DR - Another fun sprint. Again 20 was dead, 40 was good the first hour and 80 for the second half. Thanks to everyone. 73 Bert
K4KRW - Late start for me. Bands were pretty noisy here (S5 to S7). Most of my hour was on 80 meters. There were a couple of contacts I really had to dig for using rf gain, band width and the APF. The KX3 is truly a wonder. Fun night as always. Thanks everyone! 73, RIchard
N5DUX - What a blast! Using my new MTR from KD1JV @~3W into Butternut vertical. *Lots* of fun.
W7YSB - Good conditions in AZ tonight. Most stations heard in a long time. 72, Eldon
N2WZP - First time I've worked the whole thing! Lots of fun. If I could eliminate local QRN for one night a month it would be great but what the heck. Thanks all! .
KB3AAG - 40 is my usual band but not tonight 80 was it. I only ran at 2.5 watts but am only two contacts behind last month at 5! Good ears out there as all but a couple were replies to 2.5 watt CW! KC7DM I thank you for staying there through all the repeats. I finally got to the west coast in a sprint !!! 23 degrees and snowing here in the holler! Hope to see all next sprint. Frank
W2JEK - Was only on for the last hour. No luck on 40. Went to 80 and found the band hopping. Good conditions and lots of fun. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK #1135
VA3NU - Always have fun with these sprints. Many calls heard but lost due to QSB.
WG8Y - Hi all,No 20m here.listened for a few minutes then to 40m. Was long for me.No close in states on 40m.Started with FL. then OR,AZ,NH,MN,QC & CA.TNXS to KF6C for the 10 minutes of digging to pull me thru.Went to 80M. gud signals but qrn here. Lost a couple.Sorry guys. Did go back to 40M & heard & finally snagged WD7Y. I've tried to work Ed several times before. Called cq some tonite but still have fun tuning around to see what pops out of the noise. Also spent a while at the end trying to explain the NAQCC to a fella that called me wanting to rag chew. His power was 225 watts no wonder he was plus 25 from FL. Hi Hi 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KF7WNS - Busy night...20m was finally open again. Lots of activity on 40 and picked up two on 80. Sorry I missed a few callers, prop was up and down. Very fun night, thanks.
K4BAI - 20M was long, but open to the west at the start. Hard to make QSOs, but got two (BC and OR). 40M sounded great. 25 QSOs as close as FL, but there was a significant skip sone. 80M sounded great also. Quiet with strong signals. 14 QSOs on 80. Two band QSOs with KF7WNS and NQ2W. Thanks. And thanks for all QSOs. I felt I was hearing better than I was being heard tonight. Good activity. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
K2YGM - Operated from my winter place in West Palm Beach.. HOA rules wont allow outside antennas in common areas. Hooked up an 8 foot whip to a grip clamp and attached it to the aluminum door leading outside. Not the best antenna I've used. High noise floor on 40M and worked what I could hear. Mostly up and down the East Coast and a few states West.. Wish i could have worked 80 as it sounded pretty good when I listened. I enjoyed the challenge from here this month, and now can give my KX3 a rest. Tnx to all that called.. 72 Bob K2YGM/4
NO2D - Only a few minutes to jump in and make a few contacts. 40 meters was strong here in Colorado. Thanks to all who help to make this happen. Pete, NO2D
AB4QL - Well, QRM, QRN, QSB and anything else you can throw in the mix! it was fun though. My apologies to all that had to put up with my dumb fingers on the key tonight. They don't seem to be getting any better . I thought I might even turn in a log tonight! :) I am looking forward to next month.
VE7YU - Twenty was really hopping 30 minutes before the start of the contest but it dropped off very quickly. Sigs were poor on 40 but I had a very low noise level which helped copying. Still had to work for every QSO! Thanks for a lot of fun 73 Gord
KB1WXC - Jumped in for my first sprint; good conditions. 73!
NQ2W - Nothing on 20. Most QSOs were on 40, a few on 80. Two bander with K4BAI. WX4RM was loud on 40. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to the NAQCC volunteers who make these sprints happen. Hope to hear you all next month. 72, Will, NQ2W
AI5I - Only had half an hour for NAQCC this evening. 20m had much more life in it than for recent Sprints. Overall conditions seemed good. I heard several other CQ NA signals which I didn't have the patience to work because the CW was so poorly articulated and sent too fast. (I can handle CW 30+ wpm if it's sent cleanly.) Poorly sent CW + QRP signals + fluctuating band conditions would indicate that we could do better if we slowed down and tried to communicate *effectively*.
KA5TJS - I did not hear anything on 20 so just worked 40 again this month. Did the sprint with the 7410 @ 5 watts to the 80 meter dipole. I had a 6th contact (W4TMW) but he sent 50W so I did not count him as that was not a 2 way QRP QSO. Sorry about that! He is in the log. CU all next month. Allen KA5TJS 4512 .
K4JPN - Nothing heard on 20M, tried a few CQ's on 40M, so stuck with 80M. Good fun. 73, Steve K4JPN
N5GW - KX3, hb tuner, CFZ, J38. I started out on 20M trying for west coast stations and worked OR and BC, but the band closed after about 30 min. 40M and 80M were both good, including very low noise on 80M. I was happy to hear so much participation.
N5RWK - Fun sprint. 20m was pretty dead, but 40m was good and 80m not bad. I got Quebec on 40m, thanks VE2TH! .
AK4NY - Condx were a bit tough, prop seemed to a little wierd, I normally get more midwest than NorthEast (no PA,OH, MI, WI this sprint). Still a fun sprint, looking forward to next one. Hope to cu on the air during the month 73 de Tom
KQ3Z - Couldn't decide to go with 40 or 80 before the contest. Both were dead. Went with 80 and never looked back. Band was constantly changing with stations appearing and then gone. But I managed to work a lot of stations. Sorry to those that I missed. I know there were a few that I just couldn't pull in out of the noise. Early into the sprint the old J-37 key just quit working and gave me trouble through the entire sprint. Probably should have went QRT but I had to push on. Sorry to those for the bad code. It was the key ... honest! HI HI. Special thanks to all those behind the scenes that make these sprints a reality including the newsletter and all of the stuff we don't see. It's appreciated guys. See you all next month. 72 Bernie KQ3Z
WB3T - Fun sprint tonight. I used my new (second) K1 and an old trap dipole in the attic, with a J-38 key. This enabled me to get on 80 with a better signal. Thanks for the Q's guys and see you next time. .
KD3CA - Almost forgot sprint, was a 1/2 hour late. 80 mtrs was open for me , . Many thanks for stations I worked & very sorry to the stations calling that I missed . TNX to the 2 stations that called me for a chat . 72 & 73 to all Don
KD2MX - I finally was around to take part in the sprint and conditions here were just terrible. Better luck next time. .
KU4A - Basketball and hockey prevented me from spending much time here. Bands seemed poor during the time I was on.
KC6SSE - THANKS FOR RUNNING THE SPRINT. I ONLY HAD A SHORT TIME TO PARTICIPATE. I'LL GIVE IT HIGHER PRIORITY NEXT MONTH. .
KG5HCF - Enjoyed the sprint as always, looking forward to next month. Thanks to everyone for pulling my signal out of the noise. 73 Dave .
K6MGO - At the beginning 20m seemed dead but mangaged to get VE7YU and VE7HI up in BC, tnx guys. then 20m did die out so went to 40m and finished the sprint there. QRN was very high but did get 7 more contacts and even worked NK6A one of the Foxii in the Fox Hunt, :). Tnx to all and CU next month, 73, Bill k6mgo, #259
KA2KGP - Another nice NA Sprint, lots of members on the air. 20m. & 40m. were poor but 80m. was in pretty gud shape here in WNY. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key.
WA4SPJ - Conditions were not that great in Eastern Carolina. Noise level was s9, s10 on 40 & 80 the whole time. Managed to squeeze out two contacts thanks to our good friends up north. Pulled the plug after the first hour. Hope for better conditions next month. .
VE7HI - Heard more on 20 this month but it still closed down pretty quickly. TFT sprints. CUL .
KG6UBG - started out hearing strong signals from BC (VE7HI, VE7YU) on 20M so switched to 5 el yagi still at 5W. Spent rest of the time on 40M (which was very open) using OCF dipole.
W8SH - W8SH # 7460 Hello Sprinters, I was in the MSU club shack playing School Club Roundup,es decided to do the sprint from Mich. State Univ. Condx not to good here last eve. Lots of noise and QSB terrible. Several stations I heard got lost in the mud. I got tired of the high noise level after 1/2 hour es pulled the plug. SRI to u guy who called es I couldn't quite pull u out. I'll be on from home QTH next month. 73 Gregg WB8LZG #1444
W2BJN - Enjoyed my second NAQCC Sprint. Band condx experienced on 20m / 40m will provide strong incentive to become operational on 80m. See ya'll next month. 73, Joel
VE3FUJ - It seems the band was long and not many stations at that. Close up stations were few and fairly down in the noise. I managed only one, if you can call GA close up. Brion .
N0AR - Good to be indoors with winter returning to MN. Lots of qrn and qsb but the VE's were booming in! Rig K2 and a 500 watt heater for the shack. Thanks and 72's Scott N0AR
WX4RM - Was a good night considering 20 was DOA, but 40 and 80 had lots of signals and low noise. Had fun as always!!
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, dipole @35 ft., J-37 key. Noise city at this QTH. Apologies to those I could not copy through noise, especially NQ2W whose information I could not copy completely. Some of the QRN may have been just in my head; residue from watching too many political debates! Makes me want to revive my one person political party, the IDIOT (I Do It Obnoxiously Too) Party! Was going to use one of my beloved junk keys but the night before the sprint I dreamed I was accosted by one claiming to be "The Morse Muse" who mockingly intoned, "You send through the air, mostly with QRPs. You're the scary old man with his crappy junk keys!"
NN0SS - 20 Meters DOA- 40 and 80 very gud in MN .
N4MJ - Another fun evening. Tnx to all who participated, especially those who I worked. 73 de n4mj//glenn
K7EW - WWV heard strong! on 5, 10, and 15, BUT almost nil NAQCC on 20 and 80! Apparently also: tangles with SKCC, why? Heard but no QSO: GA, CT, KY, W9, AZ, HI KX-3 + battered McElroy straight + cool old Howard pocket watch for time. Condx a little better than poor but not medium, is OR in a black hole? .
AA4MI - There was a "CP" (Bolivia) station that was getting a pileup and caused many stations to stack up to get it. Thus many individual stations go fewer QSOs within the time limit. Still had fun but was hoping to exceed my count/points over last month but it didn't happen...grrrrr Carl, AA4MI .
AA9L - Started like a house afire on 40. 14 Q'S the first half hour. Don't know what happened but things slowed down after that. Fun as always. Thanks to all that put up with my repeat requests. 73, Rich
AA2VG - Could only stay for a while. The bands were not in the best shape. 73 Peter AA2VG
W2SH - 20m was closed. 40m skip was long and my 11 QSOs there ranged from 670 to 1,300 miles. Two Oregon stations were heard but not worked from NJ. As it has been for the past three months, 80m was well behaved. QSOs these were usually at 589 or better, and distances reached easily out to 700 miles. Only after the sprint did I discover a lamp lit at its lowest setting by a dimmer that had caused me higher-than-usual man-made received QRM. Memo for the future: tape over all light dimmers to their off position.
VE3FMW - Third sprint with my recently-acquired OHR-400. Continue to be impressed with this simple little box; once again was able to work all the sprint stations I could hear. Thanks to everybody for joining in and to all the volunteers who make it possible. Cu all next month. 72 Ron
AA4NN - GENLOG would lookup the state of the QSOs but not the member number. I'll need to research this before the next Sprint.
AJ1DM - Heard nothing on 20, but 40 and 80 were great. Thanks to everyone who returned my call. FB experience for me. 73 to all.
KE0ER - as always, a good time!
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Date and time:
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 0130-0330Z
All entries must be RECEIVED before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint. So submit as soon as possible.
Preferred method of submitting your log and report is our on-line autologger.