Mar 2017 QRP/CW Sprint (#149)
KF0U Comments - Ended at 105 logs. I really enjoyed putting this one together as there were very few issues. Lots of good Soapbox comments. Thanks to all who participated and see you in May. 73 de KF0U.
K3WWP Comments - Cross-checking is done and scores adjusted. Questions? Email with the email subject "Sprint Log Question". Emails to any other email address and/or any other subject line will not be read nor answered. Deadline for questions is Sunday March 26, 2017 at 2400Z. At that time results are completely final and no changes can be made.
Results pending questions
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division KN1H 35 35 70 21 1470 x2 2940 End Fed Wire @50' WB1GYZ 24 22 46 13 598 x2 1196 80' dpl open wire feed K1IX 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 OCFD @35' K1IEE 9 9 18 7 126 x2 252 OCF long wire @30' W1RVY 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 InvV @50' W2 Division WA2NYY 44 43 87 19 1653 x2 3306 80m OCF Dpl @35' W2SH 32 32 64 17 1088 x2 2176 dpl. 270'@ 45'; inverted L, 86' V; 68' H KA2KGP 25 25 50 14 700 x2 1400 Dpl @25' W2NRA 23 22 45 13 585 x2 1170 Alpha-Delta DXA wire ant @30' WA2JSG 20 20 40 14 560 x2 1120 Vertical elevated @10' W2JEK 20 20 40 11 440 x2 880 20m gp, 110' end fed, both @20' AA2VG 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 Inverted L 160 meters with 4 radials WB2LQF 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 67' attic doublet W3 Division KQ3Z 30 30 60 17 1020 x2 2040 135' Doublet Vee KD3CA 30 30 60 16 960 x2 1920 132' ocf Windom @33' K3JZD 21 21 42 16 672 x2 1344 40-dpl@25, 80-EFWL@8' AK3X 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 OCF doublet at 25' W3TTT 4 4 8 3 24 x2 48 Inverted Vee @65' W4 Division K4JPN 33 31 64 18 1152 x2 2304 Zepp WD4OHD 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 80m Sloper & 40m dipole @30 WG8Y 20 20 40 11 440 x2 880 HB coil loaded 40-80 dpl @45' W4OEP 15 14 29 12 348 x2 696 Inv Ell @40' WA4ZOF 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 80m dpl @50' N3CKI 13 13 26 10 260 x2 520 Dpl @20' N4FI 10 10 20 9 180 x2 360 115' rand wire @25' & attic 40m dipole K4NYI 10 9 19 8 152 x2 304 Sloping dipole 40' @ high end W4DUK 8 8 16 7 112 x2 224 End-fed Zepp @20' KG4MTN 5 5 10 4 40 x2 80 EFHW @30' N1IIX 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 InvV @30' N6MRS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 End-fed, single wire W5 Division N5GW 51 48 99 23 2277 x2 4554 CFZ @50' W5WIL 18 18 36 11 396 x2 792 240' doublet @30' WB5UAA 7 7 14 6 84 x2 168 InvV @30' WI5H 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 90' loop @21' KG5HCF 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Dpl @25' KE5YUM 5 5 10 2 20 x2 40 Dpl @16' W6 Division K6MGO 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Indoor doublet WK6L 2 2 4 2 8 x2 16 Windom Vee, 40 & 20 Meters W7 Division KF7WNS 22 22 44 11 484 x2 968 232' OCF Long Wire KC7DM 17 17 34 11 374 x2 748 450' skyloop @65' W7PAZ 9 9 18 6 108 x2 108 Vertical elevated 15' w/4 radials K7ZI 5 5 10 5 50 x2 100 OCF Dipole, inverted "L" apex @ 50' KE7YTE 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 Vertical dipole fed @18' W8 Division AB8RL 52 49 101 27 2727 x2 5454 80m dipole, 40m DX Eng vertical WB8LZG 26 26 52 15 780 x2 1560 Dpls @30' NF8M 16 16 32 12 384 x2 768 6BTV (40m); OCF dpl@35' (80m) WV8DH 16 16 32 10 320 x2 640 ZS6BKW (G5RV) @32' AA8MI 10 10 20 7 140 x2 280 133' CF Dpl @25' N8BB 6 6 12 5 60 x2 120 Dpl @45' @W8DXU 7 7 14 5 70 x2 140 OCF Dpl @25' W9 Division KD9VT 54 53 107 22 2354 x2 4708 135' End Fed Wire WB9HFK 40 39 79 21 1659 x2 3318 150' Random Wire W9CC 28 28 56 15 840 x2 1680 6btv N9RLO 20 19 39 12 468 x2 936 Inv V @35' KD9EBS 4 4 8 4 32 x2 64 End-Fed Wire @25' ATTIC W0 Division K0NIA 20 20 40 13 520 x2 1040 jr G5RV @35' KD0DK 12 12 24 11 264 x2 528 End fed long wire N8LA 14 14 28 9 252 x2 504 200' Dipole Up 35' AA0W 12 12 24 9 216 x2 432 Dpl NN0SS 11 11 22 9 198 x2 396 80 Meter Invert V @25' K0MIS 1 1 2 1 2 x2 4 OCF Canada Division VE3IDS 13 13 26 11 286 x2 572 Doublet @35' @VE2BZO 12 12 24 10 240 x2 480 OCF / 30' 135' long DX Division SWA - BUG CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division W2 Division K3CKO 11 11 22 7 154 x1.5 231 G5RV @60' W3 Division K3WWP 42 41 83 21 1743 x1.5 2615 ~110' attic ef random wire W4 Division AK4NY 33 32 65 18 1170 x1.5 1755 G5RV @35' KJ4R 34 30 64 15 960 x1.5 1440 Gnd mtd vertical WH6YH 19 16 35 11 385 x1.5 578 Dpl @40' W4EDN 3 3 6 3 18 x1.5 27 Dpl @30' W5 Division NF5U 40 38 78 23 1794 x1.5 2691 40m/80m trap dpl @33' W5ODS 36 35 71 20 1420 x1.5 2130 G5RV @50' W6 Division W7 Division W8 Division N8XMS 21 21 42 16 672 x1.5 1008 R7 Vertical W9 Division N9SE 18 18 36 15 540 x1.5 810 Inv Vee @68' W9ILF 11 10 21 9 189 x1.5 284 Ground Mounted Vertical W0 Division KD0V 51 51 102 27 2754 x1.5 4131 CF Zepp @50' WD0K 2 2 4 2 8 x1.5 12 Delta loop Canada Division DX Division SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna W1 Division KB1M 12 12 24 11 264 264 40 mtr dpl, 20 mtr invV @30' $KC1DVT 6 6 12 6 72 72 EFHW @30' W2 Division K2YGM 43 42 85 20 1700 1700 40-G5RV MINI,, 80-PAR ENDFEDZ K2ZD 23 23 46 14 644 644 OCF Dipole & Vertical Ground Plane N2ESE 27 27 54 10 540 540 80+40Mtr.Dipoles WA1GWH 9 9 18 5 90 90 40M dpl @15' W3 Division KC3RN 10 10 20 9 180 180 Carolina Windom 40+ @30' W4 Division N4MJ 27 26 53 18 954 954 Windom K4KRW 27 27 54 13 702 702 Dpl @35' KU4A 20 20 40 14 560 560 40m slp dip @40', 80m 1/4 wave slp AB4QL 20 20 40 12 480 480 40M invVee@38' 80M dipole@25' K3RLL 11 11 22 9 198 198 NITE-ONLY VERTICAL K9EYT 4 3 7 3 21 21 30' INVERTED L 24 GA WIRE CONDO STEALTH $WA4SPJ 5 5 10 3 30 30 Inverted "L" @30' W5 Division W6 Division KG6UBG 1 1 2 1 2 2 Long wire loop @30' W7 Division WW7Y 8 8 16 6 96 96 80M Loop @30' W8 Division N8NK 29 28 57 18 1026 1026 Dipoles for 40 and 80 at about 36' K8TJ 25 22 47 18 846 846 Crippled inverted EL N8ZYA 13 12 25 9 225 225 Indoor random wire W8DW 12 12 24 8 192 192 Dpl @35' W8AIM 6 6 12 4 48 48 270 ft horiz loop @30' W9 Division NN9K 50 49 99 27 2673 2673 135 end fed @23' K9FO 53 51 104 25 2600 2600 40 dpl, 80 1/4 wave vert W9PZ 45 42 87 23 2001 2001 Windom @30' K9CW 24 23 47 16 752 752 InvV @60' W0 Division K9OSC 24 23 47 19 893 893 CF Zepp @30' KE0CU 5 5 10 4 40 40 Gnd mtd vert NO2D 3 3 6 3 18 18 80m doublet @30' Canada Division VE3GNU 6 6 12 6 72 72 Multiband dpl @40' running NW/SE DX Division GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY Call QSOs Mbrs Pts Mul Sco Bon Final 80-40-20 Antenna Straight Key Bug 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: 105 Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 158 Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1,931 States represented: 36 + AB ON QCSOAPBOX:
K3RLL - K3 to after-dark-only vertical: Another great Sprint this evening with good band conditions, lots of fellow NAQCC Sprinters, and no digital QRM. Signals weren't strong down here in FL, but good copy. Must be that snow pack up north bouncing signals down here into Alligator Area. Not sure I can read my writing on one contact so K9FO gave me a 'safety' contact to ensure my goal of ten in less than 30 minutes. That was fun! See you next month. Thanks to all those skilled and patient ops who pulled me out of the noise. 73 ... Don
W8AIM - Been a long time since I did a NA Sprint. Was doing OK until Gen Log froze up and told me to put a diskette in Drive C... It would be nice to have a 21st century computer log. CU next time. 72 from WV.
N1IIX - Only made a few QSOs, but had fun firing up the K1.
K9OSC - Excellent conditions on 40 meters tonight. Only had 45 minutes to operate but had a great time. Many loud signals with good CW cadence. Look for you next month.
WA2EDN - condx were bad, 40 had a lot of qsb, 80 was just poor.
NO2D - Just a brief time to play this evening. 40 meters sounded good. Wish I had more time this evening. Thanks to all who make this possible. Pete, NO2D.
K1IEE - Tried 20M,40M,and 80M all had a very high noise level. Possibly do to my dipole. Tuesday storm blew it down which I discovered Wednesday morning. One end was still attached in the trees the other buried in the snow. Had to use snow shoes to get to the downed end and get it up off the snow about 10FT. Will get it higher when the snow is gone. Nice to work Walt KB1M again. Thanks John N8ZYA for pulling my weak signal into WV. Thanks to all 73 Dick
WI5H - Recovering from the flu and have a sore hand from arthritis. My fist sounded crummy. I should have stayed off the straight key tonight. An hour and I called it a night. Thanks to everyone for supporting the sprint and participating. Always a fun event... CU next month. 72 dit dit
WA4ZOF - Been awhile since last sprint..plenty of strong sigs...TNX WA4ZOF - TOM
WB2LQF - Busy day; busy night. TOO BUSY! I had 10 free minutes. I turned on my KX2 for the RF power required to "pretune" my autocoupled attic doublet, then turned it off and switched to my KX1 with my American Morse KK1B straight key plugged in. Just enough time to snatch a QSO with WH6LE. I wonder how much of my indicated 2.5 watts survived the trip through the autocoupler and through the two feet of snow on the roof and actually flew away into the ether?? Ah well, at least I played in the game! Next month.....
K4KRW - I was borrowing a friend's K2 tonight. I decided to search and pounce this time and look for weak signals. I only had one signal I could not dig out of the noise. Thanks everyone for a fun night. 40 and 80 were both pretty good. 80 was a little noisy though. 73, Richard
WV8DH - As usual it was a fun night. Bands could have been better but worked 40 and 80. First contact was my friend Tom, AB8RL, who lives about 10 miles from me. Not too many contacts as I was doing S&P. Maybe next month I will try calling CQ. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
KD0V - Propagation was good into southern Minnesota tonight. Makes up for some of the really bad one last fall. See you all next month and thanks everyone.
WA2NYY - Tonight was a lot of fun after being away with other hobbies on Tuesday and Wednesday nights for awhile. Started on 40 but didnt find much activity and went to 80. This was my best night ever on 80. Pileups and a personal record number of QSOs. Worked as far out as NE. Lots of good signals. 72 Mark
NF5U - It was another fun sprint. I ran the FT-817 on battery power this time. 73's see you guys next month.
WA2JSG - Wow, 20 contacts.. a personal best for me. Ran 5 watts from my old IC-703 into a multi-band vertical (elevated) off of a small car battery. Bencher RJ-1 Straight Key. Look forward to the next one next month.
WH6YH - K3 and a dipole turned down to 5w. Thanks to a senior moment I forgot my NR mid QSO with Tim K8TJ, my apologies Tim. Found my NR and back at it for a nice run on 40. Thanks to Stan WB2LQF sticking with it as I had no ears for his station. Stan you were probably running a watt to a paper clip on a pen light battery! Thanks for the QSO, a fun event for me tonight! 72 and CU next time. Mike
KJ4R - Good condx tonight on 40. I had some kind of issue with Genlog after I entered my first contact at 0033. Took me until 0047 to get it resolved so lost some time at the start of the sprint. Thanks to everyone and 73 until next month.
K3JZD - 40m was rolling along nicely. Nice and long, with UT and TX QSOs. Then it seemed like someone turned it off. Maybe it went too long. So went to 80 meters earlier than planned. The 59ft long EFRW that I use on 80 meters is still only 8ft off of the ground. Was using a new KX3 running from a Li-Ion battery - getting a feel for it. Jody - K3JZD
WG8Y - Hi all, Had a meeting that went long so didn't start till 0115. missed the 1st 45 min.Darn. Only did S&P tonite.Bounced back & forth on 40-80m. Both were gud. I was about equal for Q's on both.Was using a HAMKEY SK that I picked up at the Charlotte Hamfest last weekend.Never tried one before and the price was right.Gud thing I was just S&Ping as I must have adjusted it 10 times. Just about got it where it was feeling gud at the end of the sprint.Hi Hi Had fun.Hope everyone did. 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y
N8NK - Thank you fellow QRPers - what fun! Great condx with very little QRN, even on 80. Nice working you again John, K3WWP
KF7WNS - Fun night ...40m in good shape. Even started off with a few on 20m for a change. Nice to see a good turnout.
K3CKO - First time in NAQCC Sprint. Took me a while to figure out Genlog but then it went OK. Hope I got everything right. Bob K3CKO 8230
WD4OHD - I kept switching back and forth between 80m and 40m during the entire Sprint. Pretty good conditions in southeast Tennessee on both bands. Longest hop was to Oregon on 40m. Thanks to all who participated tonight.
KN1H - Got a little bit later start than I wanted (life interfering with radio!), heard nothing at all on 20M but 80 and 40 were noise-free and full of QRPers from all over. A delightful evening at the radio. IC-7200 at 5W and Nye Viking Master key.
K3WWP - As always, the NAQCC sprints are a lot of fun. The main thing I like about them is that I can just sit there and call CQ for two hours and be pleasantly surprised when I get an answer. Not knowing who I am going to work is a lot more enjoyable for me than just working S&P as I must do in just about all other contests. I did get a few via S&P this evening of the 42 total QSOs. At one point someone stepped on my CQ, and I took a few minutes out of the contest to get my DX streak QSO from PJ2ND on 40 meters. All 42 of my sprint QSOs came on 80 meters. 40 was very empty here and I gave up on it after about 5 minutes. Thanks to all for the QSOs. Nice to work some new members and also work some I haven't worked for a while.
K2YGM - Glad to be back in NY after wintering in Fla. 20 was dead when checked, so tried 40 for a few QSOs. Then went to 80 and found a very quiet noise level which helped alot with pulling stns thru.. lots of activity tonight and many new members. Welcome....Thanks to all that called me. Best 72 Bob K2YGM
KD9EBS - Thank you all for the great QRP Sprint RIG is HB-1B ANT End-Fed Wire @ 25' in the Attic Straight Key Thank you! 73! 72!
KG4MTN - Had a fun time, was only able to operate the first 30 minutes. Thanks to all who copied me! Nice sigs here on 40M.
W5WIL - Weak signals on 20m so moved to 40m which seemed in great shape tonight. Then had to work for several contacts on 80m. IC-703 to doublet with KK1 staright key. 73, Dennis
AB4QL - Thanks for the contacts, QSB but overall good conditions.
VE3GNU - 40 M continues to remain band of choice and necessity here equaling plenty of challenge--managed to 'hang in' just the same, and happy with a nice mix of multipliers. Icom 7200 @ 5w, and Bencher paddle. Thanks to all for responding---73 Ernie
KE5YUM - 20 meters was open and clear, and I worked 5 very quickly, four of them to NJ and one to AZ. Several of the contacts were new call signs for the log. I look forward to next month. All the best, Terry
KA2KGP - 80M. was the band to use this sprint. 20 was dead & 40 was weak, but 80 was hopping! Great turnout for this NA. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. and a straight key.
N8BB - QRM was tough on 40 but pulled in a few. Thanks for the fun.
K0NIA - Just getting started with NAQCC sprints, had a blast.
N8XMS - After my near disaster last month it was great to have a much better sprint this time. Conditions were pretty good and there seemed to be a good amount of participation. 21 QSOs with 16 multipliers in just over an hour of operating. Remember that next month is our special 150th sprint with a prize drawing if we can get at least 150 submitted logs. CUL and 73.
W9ILF - Rig: Small Wonder Labs SW40+. It was a fun night with the single band radio. It was interesting to hear 40 going longer and longer until at the end I got OR in the log. I enjoyed the sprint. Looking forward to next month.
KQ3Z - As usual a lot of fun. 80 was the band for me. Only 1 contact on 40. Only worked 30 but felt like 300. Must be getting old. Thanks to all for the contacts and sorry to those I just couldn't pull in through the noise. Thanks to all who make the Sprints and Newsletter happen.
KD0DK - Another fun Sprint! I had about the same number of contacts as I normally do, but more multipliers tonight. See everybody next month. 72/73 Dave
N8LA - KX-3, 5W, 200' Dipole @35', Western Union 2A Legless Hand Key. Band conditions, and my condition, not great. Have not done sprint for number of months because passing away of my therapist, Dr. Sigmund Fraud, has caused depression. He committed suicide during one of our therapy sessions. I had decided to try to get him interested in Morse Code, both American and International, by only speaking in Morse during our sessions, alternating between American (using "dot" and "dash" speech) and International (using "dit" and "dah" speech), when he suddenly jumped up, ran to the window, and defenestrated himself! This sprint has been therapeutic for me. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to all whom I was unable to pull out of the QRM/QRN. Hope to CUL. 72, Lou N8LA/QRP (mostly)
K1IX - Great activity on both 80 & 40m, 73's
KE7YTE - HAVE NOT BEEN ON IN MANY MONTHS SO WAS NICE TO BE BACK. QRP CW IS STILL ALIVE.
WB9HFK - 80M seemed a little noisy, but lots of activity. Fun as always.
N5GW - KX3 to hb tuner and CFZ. I was using a new hb rake tine straight key which I like better than my old J38! First I listened on 20M since there was still a little daylight remaining, but only heard one station which promptly QSB'd. Moving to 40M I found the band to be in fine shape including plenty of sprinters. During the last 30 min I moved to 80M, but it wasn't as good as 40M. CU all next month. 72 -Gene, N5GW
W2NRA - New member, #8866. This is my 1st NAQCC Sprint and, though a little nervous, I had a lot of fun. I made 23 QSOs on 40 & 80 meters, all with 5 watts on a simple wire antenna (an Alpha-Delta DXA). I also had a QSO with a very old friend, Bob, K2YGM. We were members of the Long Island DX Association here on Long Island, going back to the 1980s. That QSO with Bob meant a lot to me. It brought back some very pleasant memories . . . . . .
K4JPN - 40M seemed dead, but 80M was open up and down the East Coast. 72, Steve K4JPN
K8TJ - First 45 minutes on 40m were great then the band just died. 20 seemed dead. Only managed two contacts on 80. Still great fun!
KD9VT - Conditions favored the east so I could not hear much from the west. Had a great time. Hope to see you all next month. 72 de Dave KD9VT
N4MJ - A good evening after a late start. Had to bounce back and forth between 40 & 80 to keep things going. Thanks to all. 73 de n4mj
KD3CA - Great fun as usual , 80 mtr band was very good for me , many thanks to all that called, I'm sorry to those I missed, as QRM was very bad at times. Perhaps it would help to expand the call frequencies on each band ,at least for the sprints ? May help with QRM & get more Participation ? Just a thought . Again many thanks to all . 73 Don
K4NYI - First NAQCC event I've entered. Thoroughly enjoyed it with using my vintage Argonaut 509.
W5ODS - WOW,another fun Sprint with good band condx on all 3 bands in OK. Thanks for all the contacts. 73 & 72 Gary W5ODS
WB5UAA - 280VDC on the plate of my homebrew 6L6 puts out a full QRP gallon of 5 watts! C U all again next sprint!
K9EYT - 40 PICKED UP LATER IN THE SPRINT , 706 Bencher paddle, AH4 remote tuner at the base of a palm tree # 24 wire in an inverted (L) up 15foot condo stealth , 72 Ray
K6MGO - Started on 20m and made one contact and then band closed down so moved to 40m and made 3 more contacts before that band closed down. Using my K3 to indoor antenna. Tnx to all who participated, CU next month. 72, de Bill, k6mgo
N8ZYA - I heard nothing on 20 meters. Most of the stations I worked were on 40 meter and exactly North and South on the East coast. No stations toward the west. I was able to work AB8RL in WV on 80 meters which was very nice to see in the log book.
WA1GWH - 40M pretty busy at 9 PM but not so great at 10PM. TU for the contacts. Garry WA1GWH
WB8LZG - Hello fellow sprinters! Had a big wind storm a few days ago es blew my fan dipole into a tangled dipole! Copperweld wire is not very forgiving. Playes "ring around the rosie" with 2 ends for abt an hour. Finally got it untangled and ready to go about 1 hr before the sprint. ( good thing it was only 25 degs F) good condx tonight hr in Michigan. 40 was vy busy at the start. went to 80 and busy there too! 1st sprint iv'e done making most of my QSOs on 80. Porpagation a bit strange, worked 4 PA stns, but hardly a peep from New England area. Worked AE4DE just before the end of the sprint, es he gave me a power (35w) but was a member so I claimed him. The SKCC also had a sprint going, es I think he was just winding down from that one. Great to hear all those new numbers! 73 fer nw.WB8LZG Gregg
K2ZD - Another fun Sprint with my QSO's almost evenly split between 80 & 40 meters. One end of my OCF Dipole still buried in the snow so I guess it qualifies as a Sloper now. Thanks for the QSO's, cu next Sprint. 73 Mario K2ZD 8316
KB1M - Two Q's on 20 YEA!!, lots of activity and quiet band conditions, no digital QRM. Great evening. Thanks to all. 73, WALT
KC3RN - Only operated for about an hour, but still had fun. Surprisingly, 80M was better for me than 40.
W9PZ - Two things,first, I had a strange exchange with W2WC at 0140. Instead of his NAQCC number, he gave me this number: 13267. I verified that I had the correct call and that I had his name correct, so I went ahead and used his true NAQCC number. Is that the right thing to do? Also, I tried to submit this log twice last night from McDonald's, but it didn't seem to 'take' and it gave me a strange error message so I hope this goes through and that I am not duplicating a log you might have from last night. Thanks, ... W9PZ
AA0W - 80 Open to the East nothing heard to the West
WB1GYZ - Fair cdx, good fun, great ops. Regrets to KF7WNS and K7ZI, we just cudn't make the trip.
W2JEK - Started on 20 for 2 qso and then to 40 for 8 qso. Finished on 80 with 12 qso. Conditions seemed good. Rig Yaesu FT-840 at 5 watts and Bunnell key. Had a good time. 72 and 73 Don Younger W2JEK # 1135
W8DW - Havent had a lot of time to do the sprints but got a new KX2 and had to give it a try, worked well and love the rig.
W2SH - Thanks to daylight saving time 20m was open, though on its last legs. Heard a half-dozen stations, with KF7WNS by far the loudest. Worked Gary and two others. 40m wasn't very busy. Spending the first hour on those two bands achieved only 12 QSOs. 80m was the right place to be. Tentec 539 (Argo VI) and a Junker straight key.
KE0CU - Band condx here in CO were awful. I heard no one on 20 or 80 m. 40 m was open but very noisy. I feel thankful for the contacts I did make! I find it interesting how band condx are different from different areas of the country, according to the reports.
NN0SS- Nothing on 20 or 40 meters. 80 meters in good shape minimal QRN
AB8RL - 80 meters was in great shape - no noise - was able to copy lot of weak signals. I pounded my original novice straight key from 1968 for 2 solid hours with no breaks. Enjoyed the Sprint !
AA2VG - Good to hear friends in the sprint. Ice and wind on Long Island. I took the carolina windom down to spare it from the 60 mph gusts. I ran my KX3 to the 160 meter inverted L. Boy the tuner in the KX3 will tune just about anything.... Cu next sprint Peter/AA2VG
K7ZI - HEARD SEVERAL OTHER READABLE STATIONS, SOME ON TOP OF EACH OTHER. THEY WERE UNABLE TO HEAR MY RESPOND TO THEIR "CQ". THANKS TO THE GUYS ON THE EAST COAST FOR STICKING WITH MY 339 SIGNAL! A COUPLE CONTACTS TOOK SEVERAL MINUTES TO COMPLETE THE NEEDED "FILLS". GOOD EARS, GUYS! CAN ONLY WORK SPRINTS ON WEDNESDAYS. LOCAL "CLUB NIGHT" ON 2ND TUESDAY EACH MONTH. WE LICENSED 31 NEW TECHNICIANS THIS MONTH BEFORE MEETING. ONE BUSY NIGHT!!
AK3X - The snow and wind we had in Maryland on Tuesday finally destroyed my collapsable fiberglass mast after 6 years in the elements. On Tuesday morning I found all my antennas lying on the ground, frozen in the ice. Spent Wednesday buying a new mast and spent a cold and windy afternoon putting it back up along with my main antenna... a really strange OCF inverted vee with one leg of about 33 ft and the long leg at about 73 feet. It does work very well, at least on 80 meters. As I was tuning around later that evening I heard KQ3Z calling CQ NA and realized there was a sprint going on... so I jumped in for a few QSOs before other "higher priority" tasks arose.. Lots of fun and the band was in good shape. These days I spend almost all my radio time on 80 meters since it is usually quite late before I can play radio. Thanks for a fun few QSOs and 72 until next month. Peter
KU4A - Both 40 and 80 were in good shape here. I potentially had a new personal best here but was too tired to give it more than an hour.
W3TTT - Conditions excellent. I used my Small Wonder SW-40 with output One Watt. I had four good contacts in a half hour or so. This time, with just one watt, I called CQ and let whoever could hear me, answer me. I think that is best with QRPp. I looked on ReverseBeacon.net and was surprised to find that I could be heard in British Columbia and Washington State with my one watt. Thanks again to everyone who makes this Sprint possible.
NF8M - Glad to be back after missing February due to vacation (altho we had a pretty good time in 4-land). Both 40 and 80 seemed decent. Glad to work some of our newest members - welcome to the club! 72 till next month.
K9FO - I got to do the whole thing this time. 40 was good here, quiet and nice prop. 20 nil. 80 ok but a little noisy. Hi to the new members. Way to go! Good to see NAQCC expanding. Even for old QRO guys some QRP is refreshing. HIHI. See you all next time. 73/72, Will, K9FO
N9RLO - I had alot of fun. Thanks everyone. 73, John N9RLO
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RULES specific to this month's sprint:
Date and time:
Thursday, March 16, 2017, 0030-0230Z
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