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April 2018 QRP/CW Sprint (#162)

Andy N2CN is responsible for the contents of this page. Questions should go to him at pix_newemail_n2cn (1K).


N2CN Comments -

The results are now final for this sprint.

Final Results
SWA - STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
KN1H     29   29  58   19 1102  x2  2204  400' End-fed wire
WB1GYZ   14   13  27   11  297  x2   594  Long wire
K1IEE     6    6  12    3   36  x2    72  OCF dipole @ 30'
W1PQO     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  DIPOLE@25'

W2 Division
W2JAZ    41   41  82   23 1886  x2  3772  40'
AA2VG    37   37  74   19 1406  x2  2812  Carolina Windom @ 40'
KA2KGP   30   29  59   19 1121  x2  2242  G5RV up 25'
W2SH     27   27  54   20 1080  x2  2160  270ft dpl@45ft; inverted L, 86ftV,68ftH
WA2JSG   12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Vertical @ 10'
W2JEK    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  End fed wire 110 ft long, up 20 ft
KN2G      8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  Horizontal full wave 160m triangle loop 
K2JT      7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  Dpl@30'
KA2CAQ    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  EFLW @ 25 Ft
KC2VBU    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  80M EFHWW up about 45ft

W3 Division
AF3Z     13   13  26   10  260  x2   520  80m inv vee 450 ohm line 30' at center
AK3X     12   12  24    8  192  x2   384  OCF doublet @27'
AC2C     11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  Random Wire up 25 ft
WA3YLQ   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  66 ft end fed wire
KC2EGL    6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  G5RV inverted vee @ 25'

W4 Division
K4BAI    54   51 105   25 2625  x2  5250  40M dip at 30'; 88' cf zepp at 50'
K4KBL    42   40  82   21 1722  x2  3444  OCF Dipole @ 50'
W4OEP    29   29  58   19 1102  x2  2204  Inv Ell @ 40 feet
N4OW     29   28  57   17  969  x2  1938  80M LOOP AVG HGT 12'
WG8Y     19   19  38   11  418  x2   836  40-80M hb dp@45ft 
W4NLT    15   15  30   13  390  x2   780  84 ft End Fed @ 30 ft
W4DUK    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  End-fed Zepp @ 20'
W4AFB    16   16  32    9  288  x2   576  176' dipole. N end up 65', S end up 25'
K4JPN    12   11  23   11  253  x2   506  80M cf Zepp
WA4ZOF   14   13  27    9  243  x2   486  88' endfed as an inverted vee
NA4O      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Dipole@45'
W1LIC     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Hustler mobile antenna on mobile home 8'
KA8VZB    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  60' End Fed Wire @ 20'
K4ZEB     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  Inverted Vee @ 20'

W5 Division
N5GW     34   33  67   19 1273  x2  2546  CFZ at 50' &amp; 75'
KU5M     12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  119' end fed wire @ 20'
W3BIT     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Alpha Military Vertical up 6ft on Tripod
WB5UAA    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Inv V @ 30ft

W6 Division
AI6SL    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Inverted V, fan
K6MGO     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  45' indoor doublet approx 8' high
NS3C      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dipole @ 25'

W7 Division
KC7DM    18   18  36   15  540  x2  1080  450' horz loop @ 60'
W6UG     12   12  24    6  144  x2   288  G5RV Jr @ 35'

W8 Division
W3NP     62   60 122   27 3294  x2  6588  160 Meter Horizontal Loop @ 50'
W8ES     21   21  42   13  546  x2  1092  80m doublet @30 ft
NF8M     18   18  36   12  432  x2   864  80m OCF dpl @35ft
K8KUF    14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  Windom at 35 feet
K8RJW    14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  6 BTV Vertical @ 15 FT
N8BB     11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  45&quot;
AB8SA    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Inverted V@25'

W9 Division
WB9HFK   64   63 127   29 3683  x2  7366  OCF Dipole at 25 Ft.
N9EEN    50   46  96   27 2592  x2  5184  OCF Dipole @ 40'
N8HWV     8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Inverted vee @ 15'
KA9FQG    5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  G5RV @ 37'
W9CC      4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  6BTV
KD9EBS    3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Paralell Dipole at 25 feet, in the attic

W0 Division
N0TA     25   24  49   15  735  x2  1470  Doublet @ 30'
NN0SS    20   20  40   12  480  x2   960  80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
KD0DK    12   12  24   10  240  x2   480  117 ft end fed long wire
AA5LH     9    7  16    7  112  x2   224  Inverted Vee@35'
AD0YM     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  HB OFC @ 30 FT
AA0W      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Dipole at 30 feet
K0FNR     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  GP vertical @5'

Canada Division
VE3DQN   25   25  50   13  650  x2  1300  Dipoles@40'
VE9VIC   15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  G5RV @ 20 '
VE1AHX   12   12  24    7  168  x2   336  270' OCF @ 30'
VA3NU    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Dipole@ 25'
VA3KOT   11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  End-fed wire up 50'

DX Division

GAIN ANTENNA Category
KF6C      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Steppir at 45 feet
SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division

W2 Division

W3 Division
K3WWP    14   14  28   12  336 x1.5  504  ~110' attic random wire

W4 Division
KJ4R     41   38  79   21 1659 x1.5 2489  Ground Mounted Vertical
AK4NY    37   35  72   20 1440 x1.5 2160  270 ft OCF Dipole
WZ2N     30   30  60   16  960 x1.5 1440  G5rv up 40'
W4EDN     7    7  14    5   70 x1.5  105  Inv v at 70 ft

W5 Division
NF5U     41   41  82   25 2050 x1.5 3075  40m/80m trap dipole @33ft
WI5H     10   10  20    9  180 x1.5  270  90' wire loop top at 21'
WB4BIN    4    4   8    4   32 x1.5   48  85' attic random wire

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
N8XMS    17   17  34   14  476 x1.5  714  R7 Vertical

W9 Division
AA9L     26   26  52   17  884 x1.5 1326  160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet
N9SE      2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  Dipole @70'

W0 Division
KD0V      3    3   6    3   18 x1.5   27  Cf Zepp @ 50 feet

Canada Division
VE3IDS   13   13  26    7  182 x1.5  273  130' doublet up 35' HW-101 @5w

DX Division

GAIN ANTENNA Category
SWA - KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division
N2CN     20   20  40   12  480       480  ZS6BKW @ 55'
KB1M     19   19  38   11  418       418  20 mtr inv V, 40mtr dipole @ 30ft
N1XF     12   12  24    7  168       168  107' Wire 50' High to 25'
N1QLL     5    3   8    5   40        40  Quarter wave vert + one counterpoise 
KC1DVT    2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW @ 30'

W2 Division
K2YGM    29   29  58   17  986       986  40m INV VEE   80m EFHW
K2ZD     27   27  54   16  864       864  OCF dipole &amp; vertical
WA1GWH   15   13  28   10  280       280  40M dipole 2 15 ft
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  OCF-dipole@25ft.
AC2FV     4    4   8    4   32        32  Off Center Fed Dipole @ 30'
KA2L      4    4   8    4   32        32  80 mtr loop in the trees up 15ft to 25ft
KC2MJT    1    1   2    1    2         2  G5RV @30'

W3 Division
W3PNM    42   41  83   23 1909      1909  135' Long Wire @ 50'
KC3RN    23   23  46   13  598       598  74' vertical end fed
NR3Z     13   13  26    9  234       234  OCF Dipole up 35 feet
K3MD     11   11  22   10  220       220  Superloop 80 50/20 ft

W4 Division
WB4OMM   35   31  66   18 1188      1188  G5RV at 45 feet
WX4RM    26   25  51   21 1071      1071  6BTV gnd mtd vert
WK4WC    25   25  50   16  800       800  OCF Dipole up 50 feet
N4MJ     21   21  42   16  672       672  Windom @ 55'
K4KRW    20   19  39   12  468       468  Dipole@35'
KU4A     14   13  27   12  324       324  Sloping dipole @ 40'
K3RLL    13   13  26    8  208       208  Black Nighttime Vertical
K8LBQ    11   11  22    8  176       176  Inverted vee @ 30'
N4IAG    11   11  22    7  154       154  Horizontal loop at 70'
AF4OI     8    8  16    7  112       112  80m dipole @ 25ft
KB0ETU    7    7  14    7   98        98  Dipole up 40 feet
K9VEG     5    5  10    4   40        40  40/80 trap inverted L at 35 ft
NA4SO     3    3   6    3   18        18  LOOP AT 45'

W5 Division
KE5YUM    2    2   4    2    8         8  OCF 40 @ 24 feet

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
WB8LZG   34   34  68   21 1428      1428  Dipoles @ 30'
W8RTJ    24   24  48   18  864       864  End fed wire @25'
AC8JW    24   24  48   16  768       768  Grn mounted veritcal
WA8SAN   15   15  30   11  330       330  End Fed @ 25` 

W9 Division
K9CW     26   26  52   17  884       884  40m/80m inverted V at 60'

W0 Division
WZ0W     16   15  31   12  372       372  Doublet at 30'
NO2D      8    8  16    7  112       112  Dipoles @ 30 feet
WD0K      6    6  12    5   60        60  Ctr fed zepp

Canada Division
VE3GNU    5    5  10    5   50        50  DXCC fan dipole @ 35'

DX Division

GAIN ANTENNA Category
N4EEV     8    8  16    6   96        96  OPEN FEED DOUBLET @ 35FT

Not eligible for certificate or prize for the following reason(s):
@ Non-member
$ QRO power
! Late log
~ Submitted as check log
CERTIFICATES
SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KN1H--
W2W2JAZAA2VGKA2KGP
W3AF3ZAK3X-
W4K4BAIK4KBLN4OW
W5N5GW--
W6AI6SL--
W7KC7DM--
W8W3NPW8ES-
W9WB9HFKN9EEN-
W0N0TANN0SS-
CanadaVE3DQNVE9VIC-
DX---
SWA BUG CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1---
W2---
W3K3WWP--
W4KJ4R--
W5NF5U--
W6---
W7---
W8N8XMS--
W9AA9L--
W0KD0V--
CanadaVE3IDS--
DX---
SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1N2CNKB1M-
W2K2YGMK2ZD-
W3W3PNM--
W4WB4OMMWX4RMWK4WC
W5KE5YUM--
W6---
W7---
W8WB8LZG--
W9K9CW--
W0WZ0W--
CanadaVE3GNU--
DX---
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Key typeSKBUGK/K
 KF6C-N4EEV
First time entrant high scorer
Key typeSKBUGK/K
 W4AFB-K3MD
PRIZE DRAWING WINNER
PrizesKC3RN

STATS:
Logs submitted: 121
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 177
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1965
States represented: 37 + NB NS ON DX

SOAPBOX:

KD0V - Very busy, sorry I could not stay around any longer. 72, Merlin .

K3WWP - See my web site diary at k3wwp.com

AA9L - 40 was beautiful this evening.

K3RLL - K3 to after dark (HoA) Vertical: 40m seemed pretty crowded tonight, but that is a good sign as we had lots of activity. Think I got the WAF (Worked All Florida) tonight as skip was both short and long. Didn't have the nerve to try my new Cootie Key just yet. A few more YEARS of practice should do it. 72 ... Don

W4EDN - only worked 90 mins then went to my cw traffic net, had a great time c u nxt month.

WD0K - Well! 40 was fun for a switch! Just need more time. Actually could hear NJ and FL. ........72; Rich/wd0k

NN0SS - Great conditions on 40 meters-very enjoyable evening Tnx to all for the contacts .

KC2EGL - It's been way too long since my last sprint. 40 and 80M were busy but still had trouble being heard. Thanks to all who logged me. Rig-KX3 Key-US Navy Flameproof 73 Mike KC2EGL

N4EEV - Late start and only worked 80m which had lots of static crashes; looks like we are heading towards summer condx. Thanks for the QSO 72, Mike .

K1IEE - Was only on the first hour all on 40M. Thanks to all 73 Dick .

NO2D - Started out on 20 meters. Found only one station. Switched to 40 meters and found the usual large group calling CQ NA. Thanks to all who make this possible. It is fun. Pete, NO2D. .

WA2JSG - Made a dozen contacts this evening using my IC-7200 turned down to a little below 5 watts, using a 12v car battery. Butternut vertical and big ole Kent Str Key. Will probably miss next month as I hope to attend FDIM in Dayton that evening. If you go to Dayton, look for a strange looking guy with either an NAQCC or SKCC hat on.

W8ES - Conditions not too bad on 40 - 80m. A few 599 signals out there. Thanks to all who were able to copy my VizKey Cootie practicing tonite ;-) Surprised I didn't hear K3WWP anywhere... KX3 @ 5W into 80M doublet @ 30 ft. 72 from Wild & Wonderful West Virginia.

KD9EBS - Greetings and thank you all. Prl Dipole Ant @25' in the attic. Youkits HB-1B Radio. Flameproof Navy Key. 73/72! .

N1XF - My first CW Sprint/Contest. Lost a few that I just couldn't copy. QSB and QRN.

AF3Z - S9 noise level here; 40m was rough copy; 80m pretty good. Enjoyed getting on and thanks for a good sprint! Omni VI Plus at 5w.

K8RJW - I think this is the best I've done in awhile and that isn't saying much. Thanks to all es see you next month. '72, Bob K8RJW

KC7DM - 40M was excellent into OR tonight -- more signals to chase than there was time to catch. Tnx all.

NF8M - Pretty good sigs tonite. Low noise level and vy little QSB. Nice to work our newer members - welcome to the club! 72 till next month.

K9VEG - My first sprint. It was brutal. .

WZ2N - Bands were pretty good tonight...I did have a couple of confusing QSOs with multiple stations involved...I THINK I sorted it out by the end and hopefully everyone figured out who worked who! Used the QCX for the first time in a sprint tonight on 40. Still have a little tweaking to do on the receiver as it feels a little deaf but it was good enough to bring me within 5 QSOs of my best score I think. Also made a few on 80 even one on 20. Thanks to the crew who makes it possible...always a blast 73 WZ2N

KB0ETU - Was using an MFJ-9040 - Talk about roughing it! Next month it's back to the K-2. Those filters would have really been nice tonight. Thanks for the nice contacts and for putting up with my poor fist. See (hear) you in the next WES, SKS, or NAQCC sprint. 72, Phil .

N2CN - Bands were a bit noisy this evening.

KF6C - Wasn't sure I was going to work any one, but very happy with the few I worked. .

W4DUK - Made one contact on 80m to start, then switched to 40 for the bulk before finishing up on 80. Another good time!

WG8Y - Hi all, Stayed on 40M the entire Sprint. I recently completed a QRP LABS QCX 40m Kit. It's only making 2.5 watts on 12.5 volts so far. Gonna tinker with getting a little bit more out of it but for now I'm having too much fun playing with it. The RX on it is pretty darn gud & only $49. Didn't work a bunch, did mainly S&amp;P but did call a couple times. Had a gud time &amp; sorry for the station that called me at the end. Had someone move on top of us. Oh well.Such is the life of the QRPer. Hi HI 72 from N.C. Mark WG8Y

VE9VIC - IT WAS FUN, THANK TO ALL, 73, VE9VIC .

W2JEK - Got on late. Started and stayed on 80. Lots of fun. 72/73 Don W2JEK .

WB4OMM - This was the most bizarre radio nights I've ever had. Got on 20M....dead. 40M has S9 noise (both natural and man-made). 80M was noisier, and couldn't hear any signals! Soooo.....I stayed on 40M. The first QSO was a casual that went into the Sprint time, and not a member - the next two that answered my CQ NA weren't members either (started to worry) - and then I worked all over the place, from NH to CA to CO to OH. The noise was horrible, I used every bell and whistle the FT-2000 had. The Noise Blanker took some out (the man made "buzz", but then it would change tone and come back). The DNR was sometimes OK on some signals, but &quot;disappeared&quot; others. I apologize to so many for the multiple fills and QRZ? - the signals were actually all around 55 on the meter, but with the static crashes, buzzing, and other &quot;noises&quot;, it made for some really difficult QSOs. Some were 339. I was getting 559s and a bunch of 599s, so the noise musta' been here! When I got done, I couldn't believe I worked so many folks (36) in 19 different states! Not me - but all of you! Thanks for being so patient! My apologies to those I just couldn't pull out of the noise. Maybe next month! 72/73 to all!!! Steve WB4OMM

N4MJ - Worked some new members. 40 was a bit noisy (QRN), 80 was worse, 20 was zilch sigs. Thanks to all participants and to those who had to resend info, mostly because of QRM. 73 de n4mj//glenn

K4KRW - Fun night. I used my trusty Sierra. I got a late start and I stayed on 40 meters. Lots of great signals out there. Even got in a brief QSO with a non member (w9/yo5aen). The KX3 is really nice. But the Sierra is still a wonderful radio. The sound is so nice. Thanks everyone! Richard .

WA4ZOF - Home brew 2W and Drake 2-B. Many nice sigs tonight and fair band conditions stayed 40 mtrs all sprint. Great FUN - Tnx to all who worked WA4ZOF. 72 TOM

KN1H - Pretty good conditions tonight, first 20M contact in months. Thanks to AK4NY and W3NP for the two-fers and N4MJ for hanging in there through the QRM. 73, John KN1H

KA2CAQ - THIS WAS MY FIRST SPRINT IN A VERY LONG TIME. .

KJ4R - Good condx on 40. My apologies to VA3NU...Station started CQing on top of us and couldn't get the rest of exchange. Thanks to everyone for the QSO's. Also really like the SprintLogger.......works great. 73's

N8HWV - These sprints help me work on technique in an ez going environment. Thanks for your patience.

WI5H - Started late but 20M was still open. I got FL, NJ, CA and MI on 20 then changed to 40. I worked 6 on 40 for 5 more states and QRT because I have to get up at 4:45 in the morning. Fun as always. CU AGN next time. 72, Mike .

AF4OI - Lots of activity on 40m, so only worked 40m band. Thanks to NAQCC for another enjoyable sprint. Till next time, Bob - AF4OI, KY, #8923. .

K4KBL - Great Time, band conditions getting better on 40 meters !

VA3NU - 40 Meters was in great shape for first 1 1/2 hours then QSB took over. Lost a few contacts due to this and QRM. Really enjoy participating in these sprints and the relaxed atmosphere of this event and the great operators involved. 72 Larry VA3NU

K2YGM - Forgot about tonights sprint until around 9:30 when I had a duhhhh moment. Got to the shack quickly and made the best effort I could with the hour I had left... Pretty much stayed with 80M because there was enough activity to keep me busy.. Lots of fun as usual and look forward to next month, when I'll probably set my alarm. LOL 72 Bob K2YGM

N8XMS - I got home late but what a nice surprise when I turned on my radio - a lot of stations and pretty good conditions on 40-meters. I managed to work 17 sprinters during my 40 minutes of available time. A big THANK YOU to everyone that managed to suffer through my rather poor bug fist. 73

KC3RN - 40 and 80 were both pretty good this month. Nice to finally work Mike, KC3EGL!! He and I have had a number of eyeball QSO's, but this was our first over-the-air contact. Already looking forward to the May sprint.

WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters. I fired up the FT1200 running on solar power @ 5W to dipoles up 30'. Used a new refurb Vibroplex key last eve, instead of the usuall straight key. Gud condx last nite. I started on 20m but only heard a few peeps, so went to 40m, es things were hoppin full bore there. Lot's of true 599 sig rpts tonight! At the top of the hour I jumped up to 20m agn fer a look and found the band open, and worked 4 stns there. Then back to 40 and 80 fer the remainder of the sprint. Had a great score even with taking time out fer a regular QSO at 20 mins into the sprint. Seemed like gud propagation to the south and locally, but very few heard west of the Mississippi river. KC7DM in OR was the only west coaster. New York was well represented , but few other New England states worked??? Enjoyed working new members and several of the Ol Timers too. The new logging program works great, but it sure is making me lazy, I started coping on paper too , just to keep the "gears turning" Hope to see u all next month. 73 Gregg WB8LZG

KE5YUM - I could only stay for 30 minutes, and conditions on 20 meters were weak. Thanks for W4OEP and N2CN who worked me in my 86th sprint (if my count is correct). FT 817, Vibroplex Vibrokeyer, OCF 40 @ 24 feel. .

VE1AHX - My first NAQCC sprint, and I'll be back! K2 at 5W, Kent straight key. Thanks to all

N5GW - KX3, rake tine straight key, HB tuner & CFZ. It was good to hear 20M open up, allowing 13 Q's. 40M was a bit noisy from QRN but otherwise in good shape. Didn't try 80M, expecting heavy QRN. As usual it was fun.

AC2C - I did not have much time to put into this sprint.

K4BAI - 20M was open for DX before the start of the sprint, but W1AW was weak, so I started on 40M. Probably had the best run I've ever had in a sprint on 40. Some QRN, but most signals were strong. 53 QSOs on 40M. Went to 80M for last 9 minutes, but QRN was high and could work only W3PNM. Thanks for all QSOs. This weekend in GA QSO Party, I will be one of two ops from many GA counties as W4AN/M. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

KA2KGP - 20m. was good for 1 QSO but 40 & 80 were in great shape. A good turnout this sprint. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all.

KN2G - It was nice to get a few contacts on my just repaired loop. I was hoisting the wires back into sky just as darkness fell. But, it obviously needs tweaking..... I heard a lot more than I worked!

KU4A - 40 sounded better here than it has in month. In fact, QRM started to be a bit of a problem. Nothing heard on 80 at all. .

N4IAG - A bit noisy but I worked a few. Pint-sized power works surprisingly well! .

W3NP - Started on 40 where condx were excellent other than some QSB. Went to 80 where there were some nice sigs but the QRN was getting up there. Finished up on 40. Mostly just sat on a freq and called CQ for this one.I gave out and received a lot of 599 reports this time. K3 @ 5W, 160m horizontal loop @ 50' and my W1SFR Torsion Bar cootie. Logger by Ron AC2C. 72 de West Virginia

WB9HFK - Conditions on 40M seemed really good - so, I stayed on 40M for entire Sprint. QRN level was low and it was a pleasure to work so many old friends and meet new ones. Sorry for the few that I just couldn't pull out of the noise. See everyone next month! 72, Mark WB9HFK

N9EEN - 80m was too noisy but 40m was pretty good. I didn't get a chance to try 20m. Thank you to all that called me. 72 Dave

VE3DQN - Bands (40,80) seemed hotter than I've heard for a long time. Wish I'd tried running. .

W4AFB - My first sprint with NAQCC. A little over an hour was all I could handle with all that band noise. Looking forward to the next one. .

K8KUF - Rig: Yaesu FT-817. Ant: Windom. Tuner:LDG Z817 auto tuner. .

W2JAZ - Conditions seemed very good from Cherry Hill, NJ and it ws nice to see a lot of familia calls and be able to use 80 meters that seemed very good. I used my KX3 this time and as always it performed just great!

NR3Z - Great time.

AK4NY - Another great sprint, was shocked when I worked KC7DM, that was quite a reach for 40 at that hour. Hope to catch you on the air 72/73 de Tom AK4NY ..

K2ZD - Had a great run on 80M, fun as always 73, Mario K2ZD

VE3GNU - I was on for only an hour, conditions pretty good on 40, and possibly a 'sign of better times'? Icom 7200 with 300 hz filter-setting, Sony MDR-7506 headphones, and Bencher paddle. Thanks to all for being on freq. Ernie .

KB1M - 40 was noisy but with some very strong signals, lost a lot of time waiting my turn in pileups. 72/73 Walt .

W3PNM - 80 & 40 were noisy. Tnx to all who patiently replied to call repeats.

WA1GWH - Lots of activity heard from here near Syracuse, NY. 40M was in pretty good shape except for static crashes. Thank for the contacts! 72, Garry .

AK3X - Started on 40 meters, it was not great but made a few contacts before XYL needed an errand run. When I returned to the sprint made a few more contacts on 40 but it was very noisy. Moved to 80 meters for the remainder of the sprint. As always, regardless of band conditions, it was fun. Rig was an Argonaut V at 5 watts and OCF doublet. 72 to all, Peter

W6UG - Brought my new KX2 from my primary QTH in CA and came in 2nd in the SKCC April WES in the QRP catagory. /4 from SC. So decided to join up with your group and make QRP my cause. Looks like a fun group.

W8RTJ - Good to hear 40m sounding fb for a change. So good that I just stayed there thru the sprint. Hope condition continue to get better. 72 till next time. Jim W8RTJ

N4OW - 40 meters was excellent tonight. Lots of static crashes from local weather made for a lot of fun. See you all next month, 72 N4ow 7700 .

W1PQO - MY FIRST SPRINT. 20 METERS WAS PRETTY DEAD BUT I HAD A GOOD TIME. PLAN TO PUT UP A 40 METER DIPOLE TO GO ALONG WITH THE 20 SOON .

AD0YM - Listened more than I engaged. Still getting a feel for the rhythm of the exchange. I did manage three QSOs. Not competitive, but certainly a personal victory. Fun evening. Looking forward to next time. .

W2SH - An increasing amount of daylight allowed me to get five distant QSO multipliers on 20m before it closed. 40m presented a mix of skip distances and 17 QSOs. Unsurprisingly, 80m had less activity than in the three prior months. Signal strengths were 10-15 dB over S9 for several stations. As such, key clicks and QRM were frequent problems. In the final quarter hour very few stations were heard on both 80m and 40m. Did band conditions suddenly change or did others simply elect to QRT?

AA2VG - I had a fun time. The bands were good. It was great to see old and new friends in the contest. 72 Peter AA2VG

WK4WC - Thanks for a great event. First contacts with new HB1B... 73 All

KU5M - Good fun tonight. TNX for all QSOs. 73 and C U next time.

K4JPN - Only on for an hour, but had fun. 72, Steve K4JPN

K4ZEB - First time entry

WB1GYZ - WB4OMM expressed my sentiments exactly...but still it was fun. Let's do it again next month.

AA0W - XTAL Control and Reg Recvr a challenge to make a QSO ( Bayou Jumper)

KA2L - I heard some distant stations: NE. Could not get their attention. Must learn to be a bit more aggressive as I would wait as a station worked several others and the band would change and well the chance was lost. Hope to use a straight key after I get some practice.

AA5LH - Good to hear many East Coast Operators

WX4RM - Conditions were much improved over last months sprint. Had fun as always!!

AB8SA - Good conditions on 40 meters, had a fun evening working everyone. Thanks for the contacts.