May 2016 QRP/CW Sprint (#139)
KF0U Comments - Made it to 106 reported logs at the deadline. Lots of great soapbox comments. First timers spotted in the Soapbox include K2ZA, AB8RL, and KJ4RV (participated in the past, however first time submitted a log). See you in July and thanks!
K3WWP Comments - Everything for this sprint is now final. Amazing result this month - only 8 "not in log" QSOs. One of which was resolved. Usually there are at least 25-30.
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division K1IEE 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 OCF long wire @30' WB1GYZ 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 80M LOOP, OPEN WIRE FED (SLOOPER) K1SX 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 Fan dipole @50', 80m doublet @15' WS1K 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 200' Doublet @30' K1IX 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 HB OCFD @38' KB1UOH 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 Vertical W2 Division W2SH 44 44 88 22 1936 x2 3872 270' dpl @45' KA2KGP 22 22 44 17 748 x2 1496 Dpl @25' W2JEK 15 15 30 13 390 x2 780 20m gnd pl, 4080 end fed both @20' WA2JSG 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 Vertical elevated @10' K2ZA 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 80 doublet @35' K2GLS 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 40M dpl @30' 20Mdpl @25' KD2MX 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 ~500' loop @20' AA2VG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 CAROLINA WINDOM 10-80 UP 40' W3 Division W2JAZ 29 29 58 13 754 x2 1508 OCF Windom @40' AB3RU 25 23 48 11 528 x2 1056 G7FEK @33' KD3CA 16 16 32 13 416 x2 832 132' Windom @33' K3JZD 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 40m dpl @25' KQ3Z 8 8 16 6 96 x2 192 135' Doublet Vee W4 Division WG8Y 36 36 72 19 1368 x2 2736 HB 40-80 coil loaded DP @40' & hb20 vt K2UFT 32 32 64 17 1088 x2 2176 80m doublet @30' WX4RM 22 22 44 15 660 x2 1320 6BTV gnd mtd vertical 32 radials W4OEP 21 19 40 15 600 x2 1200 InvL @50' KJ4R 20 20 40 12 480 x2 960 33' Vertical KG4UPO 19 19 38 11 418 x2 836 Carolina Windom 80 meter KB0ETU 18 17 35 11 385 x2 770 Dpl @35' KN1H 14 14 28 11 308 x2 616 End-fed wire @15' N4WD 15 15 30 10 300 x2 600 OCF 80 meter @40' W4DUK 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 End-fed Zepp @20' N4FI 12 12 24 8 192 x2 384 Attic G5RV jr NA4O 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 Dpl @45' W5 Division WI5H 18 18 36 13 468 x2 936 Vertical Quad Loop 13x31 top @21' WB5UAA 9 9 18 9 162 x2 324 Ground plane @20' KG5HCF 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Grnd mnt vertical KE5YUM 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Homebrew Buddistick KA5TJS 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 80m dpl @30' W6 Division K6MGO 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 INDOOR DOUBLET 50' ON 40M, EFD VERT 20M K6CSL 3 3 6 3 18 x2 36 Dpl, Delta Loop, Vertical W7 Division KF7WNS 21 20 41 15 615 x2 1230 3 Wave Length 20M Long Wire @45' KC7DM 15 15 30 11 330 x2 660 135' dpl @60' K9JWV 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 Inverted U wire antenna - 160 through 20 AA7VW 9 9 18 8 144 x2 288 20M dpl @40', 40M NVIS dpl @7' AE7CG 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Dpl @10' W8 Division WB8LZG 27 27 54 20 1080 x2 2160 Dpl @v30' AB8RL 25 24 49 19 931 x2 1862 Vertical 30' N8BB 31 31 62 15 930 x2 1860 Dpl @50' AA8MI 20 20 40 18 720 x2 1440 32' vert wire & 64 32' radials WV8DH 11 11 22 11 242 x2 484 ZS6BKW G5RV @32' NF8M 10 10 20 10 200 x2 400 80m OCF dpl @35' WB8ENE 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 20M dipole @20' 40M dipole @15' W9 Division NN9K 43 42 85 19 1615 x2 3230 OCF Dpl @25' W9CC 21 21 42 13 546 x2 1092 6BTV WB9HFK 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 Ground Mounted Hustler 6BTV w48 radials KA9DVX 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 G5RV JR @25' KA9FQG 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 G5RV @37' N9SE 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 Inverted Vee @68' !KD9VT 22 22 44 16 704 x2 1408 G5RV@38' W0 Division W0EJ 35 33 68 21 1428 x2 2856 160M OCF dpl @35' NN0SS 14 14 28 10 280 x2 560 20 meter EDZ @35' WB0PYF 12 11 23 7 161 x2 322 160M Dipole @55' AA0W 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 Dpl K0FNR 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Elev vert @5' w 2 radials Canada Division VE3DQN 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 Mltbnd vert @4mtrs; 40M delta loop @8mtrs VE3EDX 6 6 12 6 72 x2 144 Gnd Mtd Vertical VE7HI 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 3 band vert 8' off grnd DX Division SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division N2HTT 12 12 24 8 192 x1.5 288 135' doublet @35' W3 Division K3WWP 45 45 90 20 1800 x1.5 2700 ~110' attic rnd wire - attic 20M dpl AK3X 12 12 24 10 240 x1.5 360 OCF inv vee @25' W4 Division AK4NY 16 16 32 12 384 x1.5 576 G5RV @35' W5 Division NF5U 10 10 20 8 160 x1.5 240 40m80m dipole @33' W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division K8SMS 19 19 38 17 646 x1.5 969 270' horizontal loop @ ~30' N8XMS 13 13 26 8 208 x1.5 312 R7 Vertical W9 Division AA9L 37 36 73 18 1314 x1.5 1971 Trap dipole @45' W0 Division KD0V 26 25 51 18 918 x1.5 1377 CF Zepp @50' Canada Division DX Division SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division N2CN 41 41 82 19 1558 1558 ZS6BKW @60' N1JI 36 36 72 16 1152 1152 163' doublet @25' N1DN 11 11 22 8 176 176 Dpl @50' K4RHG 8 7 15 7 105 105 End-fed dipole W2 Division K2YGM 40 39 79 23 1817 1817 2040 G5RV @40', 80 EFHW K2ZD 24 24 48 17 816 816 OCF dpl @45' N2ESE 22 22 44 14 616 616 80mtr-OCF,40mtr dipole W3 Division KB3AAG 29 28 57 16 912 912 Vertical loop AB3WW 9 9 18 8 144 144 Horiz vee dpl @20' W4 Division KJ4RV 33 31 64 15 960 960 InvV @40' N4MJ 29 27 56 16 896 896 Windom K4KRW 21 21 42 11 462 462 Dpl @25' K3RLL 16 15 31 10 310 310 Black Stealth Vertical KU4A 10 10 20 9 180 180 Slp dpl @40' W2BJN 9 8 17 6 102 102 End Fed 65' Wire @18' AA4MI 8 8 16 6 96 96 Dpl @25' K4ORD 6 6 12 4 48 48 80M wire vee @30' K4WLW 5 5 10 3 30 30 125' End-Fed Sloper W5 Division N5GW 25 25 50 16 800 800 CFZ @50' N3CI 13 13 26 10 260 260 33' end fed long wire N5DRG 3 2 5 3 15 15 Wire Loop Antenna @35' W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division WA8SAN 20 20 40 13 520 520 G5RV @25' K8AX 11 11 22 9 198 198 InvL @35' KE8DI 8 8 16 7 112 112 130' Doublet @40' AB8DY 5 5 10 4 40 40 Windom 40 @40' W9 Division K9EYT 8 8 16 7 112 112 G5RV @25' W0 Division K9OSC 25 24 49 14 686 686 HB Rotary Dipole NQ0N 2 1 3 2 6 6 130' EFHW sloper 25' to 75' Canada Division VE3GNU 9 9 18 7 126 126 Multiband dpl @35' VE3SV 1 1 2 1 2 2 GRD MTD 5BTV DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key K4BAI 55 54 109 21 2289 x2 4578 TH6DXX @55'; 40M dip @40'; 88' cf zepp W4KRN 3 3 6 3 18 x2 18 4el yagi @55' Bug AA4NN 47 46 93 23 2139 x1.5 3209 2el 40M @70, 3el 20M @60' Keyer/Keyboard Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s): @ Non-member $ QRO power ! Late log ~ Submitted as check log
STATS: Logs submitted: 107 including one late log Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 160 Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,746 States represented: 39 + BC ONSOAPBOX:
K3RLL - K3 to nighttime only black vertical (HOA Tyranny here in FL) - How nice to not only start off with John K3WWP on 20m, but to hear that band alive and strong this evening. Real fun to make my contacts in 33 minutes and some really good ones too. Didn't hear a few of our regulars but still like 'old home week' this evening with some new ops to meet as well. How good is that! Many thanks for the contacts and the fun this evening and to all those who work to facilitate it. 7273 ... Don
WB5UAA - 20M good, 40M noisy, always fun! I look forward to the next sprint!
KD0V - The bands died early here. Another good Sprint. 72 until next month. Merlin KD0V #2002
KE8DI - Just a quick run for me, had a service tech at the house until late tonight but wanted to at least get a few QSOs in the sprint. 73 til next time. Dave KE8DI
K9OSC - Stayed on 20 meters all night as 40 meters was filled with QRN and very weak signals. Storms were passing through the area which made 40 meters all but unusable here. Lot of good signals on 20 meters for quite some time. Great time nonetheless. See you next month.
WB0PYF - Only able to work short time, severe thunderstorms here in STL-MO. 72, Ray
WA2JSG - Nice sprint as always. 5 watts into an all-band vertical using a Kent Straight Key. Made 7 contacts on 20m then another 7 on 40m. Quit a little early as 6am comes fast. Thanks to all who contacted me. Hope to see many from here at the FDIM in Dayton next week. Be sure to stop by the SKCC booth in the north hall #254 to say hello. Curt WA2JSG NJ #3457
K9JWV - Better condx on 20 - running 900 milliwatts out of a W8DIZ 20 meter 1 Watter rig. Great kit, excellent rcvr. Thanks for pulling my signal out of the mud. 71.5 de K9JWV
KB0ETU - Good Sprint! I think this is a record for me. Guess it makes a difference when you sit and call CQ rather than S&P. All contacts were on 20 meters. Tried 40 and 80 meters, but just too noisy, so went back to 20 meters. Hope to meet some of you at Dayton - I'll be wearing my NAQCC hat. Used K-2 with G5RV up 35 feet. 72, Phil
N8BB - Wow, the noise was very very bad here. 40 meters was above S-9 noise with spikes all to often of 20 over. I was going to stop after 10 contacts but things just kept going. People need to remember to call CQ at least 50 percent of the time, balance out the S&P with some good CQ'n. When I got a spot and called CQ I though I was in a pond filled with piranha's that haven't eaten in days. At the start I wasn't sure it was going to be a very good sprint, very few callers so that is when I decided I was going to be a callee. So any thanks to the ones I worked and very sorry to at least one that I just couldn't pull out of the noise. Take away the noise and almost everyone would have been 599. K3 @5watts dipole @50' J-38
AB3RU - This was a fun sprint. Sometimes the sprints are more exciting on different nights and I guess this was one of them. Condx kinda weird tonight though with a strange qsb on 40 and 80 was a lot quieter than it usually is during the sprints. Sorry to the ka2 and w stations that I just couldn't pull out - I had headphones on an everything See you all next month!
NF5U - Late start, 20m was open here until 0130, and then finished on 40m. Not the best condx, but still a bunch of fun, thanks to all who worked me. 73's see you all next month.
AB3WW - My first NAQCC Sprint! Took a break from the straight key and got some practice on the iambic paddles with the FT-817ND running 5w. Just a few contacts, but a very nice evening
WV8DH - Well another fun sprint. Boy the band was really noisy here in WV for the first 1 12 hours. Not as many contacts this month but still fun. Thanks to all who worked me. 7273 Dave
WS1K - Operated for only a little more than the second hour. Conditions were much better than over the weekend but QRN on 40 & 80 was pretty high. Fun as always!
N8XMS - Midweek church activities resulted in a late start. But I was able to enjoy 13 QSOs on 40 meters until the static crashes from heavy weather in the area made it prudent to pull the plug. I used my KX1 (probably not the best contesting rig) with 2 watts into a vertical, and a vintage Vibroplex bug. Participation seemed good and as always it was a lot of fun.
N2HTT - 40 meters was lively tonight, I never left it working s&p for almost all of the sprint. Thanks all for the contacts and a great sprint, 73 Mike
K3JZD - Nice to see a Sprint on Wednesday - I can't make the Tuesday ones. 40m seemed pretty well behaved this evening - it was not real long, but at least it was there. Jody - K3JZD
K2ZA - My first ever Sprint, had a blast!
K4KRW - I used my Sierra for 20 and 80 meters and my OHR-100A for 40 meters. I got N2CN on all three bands. Thanks Andy!. John - K3WWP, it was great to get a contact with you. It had been a while. I also got a South Dakota contact which is pretty rare for me. What I didn't get in quantity was made up in quality. Fun night! 73, Richard
KJ4R - Good condx on 40 using my PFR 3B and 40m vertical. Some QRN and had to pull the plug just a few minutes early due to local thunderstorm. Looking forward to next month. 7372 everyone until next month.
K8SMS - Other than miserable QRN, conditions weren't all that bad. I was surprised 20m held out most of the sprint. Thanks for the work you guys put into these sprints and thanks for the contacts, 100% S&P. 72 from my waterlogged WV mountain home. --K8SMS, OP: Jay AA4JW
KQ3Z - First sprint since I had my knee replacement surgery. Only was available to work the last 40 minutes. But still nice to participate and work old friends. Thanks to all for the contacts through the heavy QRM and special thanks to all those behind the scenes who make these sprints and the newsletter happen. Great to be back.
AA4NN - High QRN in SC but the signals kept coming through.
W0EJ - I was glad to work NAQCC again, I've missed way too many since moving to SD. 20M was my "go to" band this evening. 73 Bill
K4ORD - Only got in the last few minutes, had storms in the area and the 80M band was very noisy, but signals were very strong. Nice to work K3WWP, John you were a good S8 into VA. Used my Ham-Key model HK-3M straight key which I purchased from an estate auction a couple of weeks ago, it sure has a nice feel on cw ( now if only I could get my fists in gear again,hi ) 7273 Riley
AA0W - Strong QRN all nite
N2CN - Lots of action on 80, 40, and 20. Worked K4KRW on all three bands. Used a KX3 for the beginning of the sprint, then switched to my K3 for the second half.
N1JI - I converted a copy of GenLog to run on my old Mac and what a difference it made. Automatically filling in the SPC & NAQCC number was great, but the best part was not having to type my whole sprint log in a text editor before submitting it. I called CQ for all but the last two QSOs and stayed for the whole two hours this time. 73 and thanks for the contacts!
WG8Y - Hi all,Started a few minutes late. Great to see 20m so gud.Sounded like a Bee hive.Sounded like everyone was trying to take advantage of the conditions after how bad the bands have been the last while. I did S&P for a little over an hour. Mainly on 20m then called CQ for most of the 2nd hour on 40m + 1 Q on 80m at the end.The QRN on 80m was bad here in NC.You guys working 80m must be half deaf now Hi Hi. Always fun working the sprint. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
KF7WNS - Busy night...happy to make some contacts tonight. Bands were a bit noisy, but good turn out. 72, see all next month.
K2UFT - Got late start, nice run on 40, did not hear any activity on 80, QRN level high.
K3WWP - First QSO - Don K3RLL - NICE! Looking forward to seeing Don up here in PA next month. I think this is the first time ever I sat in my chair for the solid 2 hours without a single break. 11 less QSOs than last month, but since I don't really go for score, the fun level this month equaled that in April. Had some nice runs here and there with my CQs. Finished with 8 QSOs in 6 minutes on 80 meters. Only 6 QSOs on 20 this time - 3 at the start and 3 more around 0150Z. Nice again to not have my strong local noise. I could even hear the storm static tonight, something I couldn't do with my strong local noise for a long time now. Even my furnace which came on briefly once gave some noise above my new low normal background noise. OK, enough John - say 73 to all the good folks. Oh, and thanks. See you all next month.
N3CI - Late starting. Very good signals tonight. Lots of fun.
K4BAI - FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp. 20M was great. Changed to 40 after 34 QSOs on 20 where skip was pretty short. 40M also didn't have a long skip zone, but QRN was quite high and I am sorry I couldn't copy a few callers. Rate slowed as time past. 20 QSOs on 40. Tried 80M toward the end, but could work only K4KRW there. Thanks for all QSOs. Hope to meet some of you at Dayton next week. 7372, John, K4BAI.
K2YGM - Wasted way too much time on 40 in the beginning, thinking that 20 was dead. but when I checked 20, it was hopping. got most of my state mult on 20, and when it slowed I went back to 40. the usual last 15 min was spent 80 with S&P for a few close in states. see you all next month. 72 Bob K2YGM
NF8M - Strange propagation - some stations like K3WWP were solid S9+ on 40 but others very noisy and full of QSB. I usually start on 20 and just work down from there but tonight I hopped around since all 3 bands seemed to be open.
N4WD - Loads of fun again. Almost forget, because of date change. QRN high along with QSB making hard to copy tonight.
KJ4RV - Participated in a couple of sprints but this is the first time submitting a log. Had a bunch of fun. Glad 40 was open tonight.
WX4RM - 20 meters started out slow, but the qrn died down which helped a lot! 40 meters had considerable qsb, but was able to be heard by a good bunch of hams with even better ears. Usually my antenna favors New York area, but not a peep was heard tonite. Its like fishing, you never know what you will catch!
AA8MI - Lots of atmospheric QRN and QSB on 20 & 40 which made copy difficult in many cases. This is the first time I have you GenLog.
K1IEE - Got a great start to the sprint on 40M when I contacted my friend N1JI Jock from NH. Our first on air meeting. Bands were good and spent some time on 20M. Good signals all around. Thanks to all 73 Dick
KA5TJS - Well I had S9 noise here on 20 meters and only pulled out 2 and went down to 40 meters and could not hear anyone well enough for a QSO. It was a ruff night here in East TX. Better luck next month I hope.
KD3CA - Great fun , but pretty rough conditions , QSB, QRN, QRM & even a Ritty station playing about with contacts. Thanks to all for the calls. 73 Don
WB8ENE - I started off on 20, then switched to 40, but 40 was much more noisy due to the storms in the area, so I went back to 20 and stayed there. Thanks for the contacts, and see you all next time. 73, Art
KA2KGP - Great turnout and good bands this sprint. 20m. was open for the first hr. Some springtime QRN on 40. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key. 73 TO ALL.
K4WLW - Wasn't able to work the entire sprint last night, but made a few. 20 was holding up pretty well and 40 started to come in during the last hour. 80 was S8 noise for me. Thanks to all who work hard putting on these sprints, they are fun! KX3 at 5W with a 125' end-fed sloper and Begali Sculpture Mono key. See ya next month. 72, Bill
K2GLS - I haven't been available for the sprints this year, but your revised schedule made it possible to join in again. Not many stations on 20M and propagation seemed to come and go with stations popping up and disappearing. 40M was somewhat better and no signals heard on 80M, just static crashes. A fun evening.
W4OEP - It sure is great to be back in Florida!
WI5H - 20 meters was much better than I expected. 40 was mostly noise in my location. I had a small number of problems with my HB transceiver. My LP filter selector failed and blew the main power fuse in the xcvr. I removed power from the filter unit, replaced fuse and swapped filters manually since I only needed 20 & 40 filters anyway. Filter unit is repaired and back in service again. If you design it and build it, it is often easy to locate a problem. It turns out that I had accidentally caused the problem myself. 72 C U on the air, Mike
WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Great condx hr in Mich. hr last night. 20m was open nicely es I had my usuall "beeline" to the southland. Texas was well represented ! Wrked FL, Ga , AL, MS, TX, OK, es TN ! perty much covered the south. Not much from the east coast however, Only NY, es NJ squeezing thru. 40m was OK but QSB bad es vy noisy. jumped to 80m fer the last 2 qso's. A big welcome K5MBA # 8000 ! hope to see u as a regular. Good condx overall, es I had a blast as usuall ! Hoping to see many of you at FDIM this year, stop by es say hello, es have an "eyeball" wid us on Friday night. 73 Gregg
K2ZD - I like working the two hour sprints, conditions were better than last month. Looking forward to next months Sprint, 73 all de K2ZD Mario 8416.
AA7VW - 20 meter signals were few and lite, 80 meters heard nothing, On 40 meters I had a contact with John, KC7DM in Oregon for the second time in a row. Thank you John. My 40 meter NVIS antenna is generally very good out to 500 miles or so. This time there were almost no signals to be heard. I had interruptions during the sprint but still had a fun time.
AK4NY - Operated about an hour during the sprint - had a wonderful time. QRN here was pretty tough. I just stayed parked on 40 and CQ'd. Looking forward to next month
W2JAZ - Pretty poor conditions while working portable 3 in PA. I had some predicted challenges getting setup since I hadn't used our summer QTH since last fall. I brought the wrong power cord for the KX3, etc., etc. But I find the sprints always fun regardless of the challenges.
N4MJ - 80 & 40m were way too noisy. 20 was fairly good. Folks need to use QRL and NOT take over a frequency just because a contact was made. For most of the Sprint I sat on 14.063. Had to move a few times as others, with 579 plus sigs, abruptly called CQ NA or called other stations. Please observe a Gentlemen's agreement and DO NOT try and take over someone's frequency AND ALWAYS use QRL on what appears to be a vacant frequency. Thanks and here's looking forward to the next Sprint. 73 de n4mj
WB1GYZ - Had to dig thru QRN but it was still fun. Thanks to all for making it happen.
K6MGO - Band conditions were very bad here on west coast, signals were weak and few and far between. Had to use ESP a lot of the time, and hope the guys I was able to work were able to get all of my info. Hope next month will be better. Thanks to those who made the effort to make a contact with me, 72 and CU next month.
W2JEK - Got on late. 20 was good. Went to 40 but only 2 qso on a noisy band. Wound up with 5 qso on 80. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5 W and simple antennas. SPEEDX key. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135
K1SX - tnx all!
VE3GNU - Plenty of QRN at this QTH, making it quite a challenge, but managed to 'hang in' for the duration---with thanks to all for their patience and participation. Argonaut V @5 W and the DXCC multiband at 35'
KU4A - 40m was noisy with storms nearby. But plenty of people to work. Sorry to anyone I didn't hear.
NN0SS - Late start but 20m was the place to be. 40m S9 QRN with storms south of my QTH Tnx to all for the QSO's
AE7CG - Thanks to W0EJ and KF7WNS for this month's QSOs on 20M. 72 from AZ.
KN1H - Operated from a campsite at Big Meadows Campground in Shenandoah National Park in VA. Very marginal antenna and no ground! Thanks to all who spent a little extra effort to pull me out. Used FT817 on low voltage and Nye Viking Master Key.
AB8RL - My first NAQCC Sprint really had fun. Glad I found NAQCC wonderful website and newsletters. I look forward to more future QRP Sprints and activities from West Virginia.
AA4MI - Condx were noisey, QRN, with rising teperatures and humidity
AA9L - Nice sprint. Worked the full 2 hours. Some QRN but could be worse. See you all next month. 73, Rich AA9L
KB3AAG - What a night to try to only run one watt! I had S5 to S7 QRN the whole night and was surprised at the many that heard me! My score is way down and I expect to be beaten tonight (I hope I don't have to do QRPp next month.) It was a loy of fun though, the last half hour only got five contacts sure was slow and lonley! Frank
K9EYT - Rig KX3 5 watts into a G5RV up 25' Bencher paddle, 40m was in and out 20 folded early here in the Midwest. Tnx for the contacts 72 Ray
W2SH - 20m, with lots of QSB, stayed open longer than usual and my last QSO there was (with difficulty) K6CSL, Bert. It's been many years since we've QSO'd; so many in fact that I wonder if before tonight we ever did, despite past attempts. 40m had simultaneous short and medium skips, such that my ionospheric reflected QSOs ranged from 50 to 914 miles. 80m served up severe QRN, but thankfully along with mostly 599 sigs.
VE7HI - Usual setup- HB1B, Bencher straight key, 20M only. Slow going but fun. Thanks for the sprints. CUL
AK3X - Used my MFJ-9200 for a couple of contacts on 20M and the bulk on 40M. The latter band was is good shape here, but I kept getting interrupted to do something else for a few minutes. Still it was fun. I keep a paper log and as I was typing in my entries I noticed I failed to record the time of my last contact, so I sort of made one up. Anyway, 72 to all until next month.
N5GW - KX3 at 5W to HB tuner and CFZ. I got off to a late start after a fishing trip. It was 20M all the way, since that band was in good shape, staying open till the end of the sprint. 40M sounded horrible including QRN, QRM and mostly weak signals. I did not have time to find my J38 and was too tired and lazy to pound brass, so I used the KX3 internal keyer!
K4HRG - As usual had a fun time even though only 8 QSOs but in 6 states plus Ontario. There's always next month...
AA2VG - Hi. I had to jump in even though I could not stay for long. I also wanted to try out my old SG2020 on QRP CW. Needless to say the SG2020 puts out a strong 5 watts and being heard was not a problem. There is, as I expected, no comparison in the receiving capabilities of this old rig compared to the KX3 on CW. Tnx for new technology....Best 72 Peter/AA2VG
KB1UOH - Another fun sprint
N5DRG - Started on 20 meters, band was DEAD for me, switched to 40 Meters, HIGH an Atmospheric Signal to Noise ratio. S9 plus. But managed to squeak in 3 contacts. Maybe next time all around conditions will be better.
KG4UPO - 80 meters was dead here in western Virginia. The noise level on 40 was S9+20 due to storms throughout the area. 20 was the place to be! As always, enjoyed the sprint and all of the contacts, old and new. Thanks to all from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. 73, Wiley, KG4UPO
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