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January 2020 QRP/CW Sprint (#183)


Corey KF0U is responsible for the contents of this page. Questions should go to him at pix_newemail_kf0u (1K).


KF0U Comments - Finished at 91 entries. I appreciate everyone's help getting a few entries cleaned up. Always a pleasure to work with all the great people involved with this club. 73 and see you in March.

N2CN Comments - Results are now final.

Final Results

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

W1 Division
KN1H     30   30  60   15  900  x2  1800  400' END FED WIRE
NF1O     15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  Ground planes for 40 and 80
W1PQO    10    9  19    7  133  x2   266  Dipole@25'
WB1GYZ    8    8  16    6   96  x2   192  Sloping vee, 240 ft wire for 80.
AB1DQ     7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Gnd mounted vertical
K1IEE     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  OCF 120FT long @30FT
W1RVY     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  Inv. vee @ 50'
KQ1P      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  80/40 dipole@30'

W2 Division
KA2KGP   15   14  29   11  319  x2   638  G5RV up 25 ft.
W2JEK    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  End fed wire 110 ft long
W2SH      9    9  18    8  144  x2   288  270' cff dipole @ 45'
WA2JSG   10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  Vertical
KN2G      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  55FT FANNED DIPOLE INVERTED VEE

W3 Division
KD3CA    29   29  58   21 1218  x2  2436  OCF  Windom @55 ft
WA3FIR   10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  Inv vee @ 20'
KC3RN    10    9  19    8  152  x2   304  43' end fed vertical
AK3X      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  40 meter EDZ at 27 Ft

W4 Division
K4KRW    26   25  51   19  969  x2  1938  Inverted V @ 65'
WG8Y     25   24  49   18  882  x2  1764  Hf2v vert & maxcon OCF@35ft
K4JPN    19   19  38   14  532  x2  1064  80M CF Zepp
WT4U     21   21  42   10  420  x2   840  132' end-fed Inv V @ 35'
WX4RM    14   14  28    9  252  x2   504  6BTV gnd mtd vert
N4WD     12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  80 MTR ODF DIPOLE @ 40 FT
K4KBL    11   10  21    7  147  x2   294  OCF dipole @ 45'
K9IA      9    9  18    7  126  x2   252  20 ft Flagpole
N3CKI     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Dipole @ 20'
KG4UPO    7    7  14    4   56  x2   112  Windom at 40 feet
N4FI      5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  115' random wire at 25'
KM4JTE    5    4   9    5   45  x2    90  Dipole
K9EYT     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  40'wire up 15ft
AC4NY     3    2   5    3   15  x2    30  40 meter dipole @ 15'
WB4OMM    3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  G5RV at 35 feet
N4API     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Gnd mounted 6BTV
W4DUK     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  135 ft End-fed Wire at 20 ft
KX4CK     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole @15 FT
KG4MTN    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  EFHW at 20 ft.

W5 Division
N5GW     20   20  40   12  480  x2   960  Doublet at 25 ft
W8WEU     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Dipole @ 16'
K5TSK     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  130' CFD at variuos heights
W5UAA     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Fan Dipole @30Ft
AC5BX     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  G5RV 20'

W6 Division
W6JIM     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  End Fed at 45FT

W7 Division
KC7DM     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  480' horizontal loop @ 60'
N7YY      6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Trapped vertical ground plane for 40/90
K7ZI      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Ocf dipole, apex @ 50 ft.
KF7WNS    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  232' OCF Long Wire

W8 Division
AB8RL    16   15  31   10  310  x2   620  80 meter dipole
WB8LZG   10    9  19    8  152  x2   304  Dipoles @ 30'
NF8M      5    4   9    4   36  x2    72  6BTV & dipole/beverage

W9 Division
WB9HFK   32   32  64   20 1280  x2  2560  Hustler 6BTV Gnd Mtd with 60 Radials
W9CC      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  6BTV
KA9FQG    5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  G5RV @ 37 FT

W0 Division
KD0V     20   19  39   13  507  x2  1014  Cf Zepp @ 30 feet
N0AR     19   18  37   10  370  x2   740  43' Vertical or 88' dipole up 20'
NN0SS    13   13  26    9  234  x2   468  80 M inv vee @40 ft
N0TA     13   13  26    7  182  x2   364  Doublet at 25 ft
NO2D      7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  80 M doublet @ 30'
AA0W      5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Dipole @ 30 feet
AA5LH     3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  40-10 Delta Loop @ 25'
K0FNR     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Vert dipole using hamsticks
N8LA      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole @ 35'

Canada Division
VE3SIF    2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Random wire up 25 ft
VE3DQN    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  80/40 trap dipole @18ft

DX Division

SWA - BUG CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

W1 Division

W2 Division
WB2LQF    2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  Inverted "L" at 30 feet

W3 Division

W4 Division
K3RLL    12   11  23    8  184 x1.5  276  31 ft wire up and over garage

W5 Division
NF5U     11   10  21    9  189 x1.5  284  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
K5IX      1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  Doublet at 25 feet

W6 Division
W6SMF     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  EFHW 65'L 45'UP

W7 Division

W8 Division
N8XMS    11   11  22    7  154 x1.5  231  R7 Vertical
K8NGW     8    8  16    5   80 x1.5  120  43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials

W9 Division
K9DRP    32   31  63   20 1260 x1.5 1890  EFHW 80 @ 40'
AA9L      3    2   5    3   15 x1.5   23  160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet

W0 Division
W0KFG     7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  Wire loop in garage attic @ 16'

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    9  216       216  20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30'
N2CN      9    9  18    7  126       126  40m dipole up 60 feet
KC1DVT    5    5  10    4   40        40  EFHW @ 30'

W2 Division
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  40mtr dipole@ 35ft.

W3 Division

W4 Division
K4BAI    28   28  56   15  840       840  40M dipole at 30', 80M inv vee apex 50'
N4MJ     10   10  20    8  160       160   Windom @ 50 feet
KU4A      5    5  10    5   50        50  Alpha-Delta Model B @ 40'
K9VEG     1    1   2    1    2         2  End Fed Wire

W5 Division
WI5H     12   12  24   10  240       240  Aerial-51 404-UL @36ft & 95ft wire Loop
N5AAS     6    6  12    5   60        60  Dipole @ 30'
KE5YUM    2    2   4    2    8         8  EFHW for 80 meter @ 25 feet

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
WI8J     13   13  26    9  234       234  130 ft end-fed at 20 ft
WA8SAN    7    6  13    6   78        78  End Fed wire @ 25 Ft.

W9 Division
KY0Q     10    9  19    6  114       114  Ground mounted trap vertical
AB9BZ     1    1   2    1    2         2  Fan Dipole at 15'

W0 Division
K9OSC    11   10  21   10  210       210  CF Zepp @ 30'
K0EW      4    4   8    4   32        32  OCF Dipole @ 25'
WD0K      1    1   2    1    2         2  Dipole

Canada Division

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
CERTIFICATES
SWA STRAIGHT KEY CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KN1HNF1OW1PQO
W2KA2KGPW2JEKW2SH
W3KD3CAWA3FIRKC3RN
W4K4KRWWG8YK4JPN
W5N5GWW8WEUK5TSK
W6W6JIM--
W7KC7DMN7YYK7ZI
W8AB8RLWB8LZGNF8M
W9WB9HFKW9CCKA9FQG
W0KD0VN0ARNN0SS
CanadaVE3SIFVE3DQN-
DX---
SWA BUG CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1---
W2WB2LQF--
W3---
W4K3RLL--
W5NF5UK5IX-
W6W6SMF--
W7---
W8N8XMSK8NGW-
W9K9DRPAA9L-
W0W0KFG--
Canada---
DX---
SWA KEYER/KEYBOARD CATEGORY
Division1st2nd3rd
W1KB1MN2CNKC1DVT
W2N2ESE--
W3---
W4K4BAIN4MJKU4A
W5WI5HN5AASKE5YUM
W6---
W7---
W8WI8JWA8SAN-
W9KY0QAB9BZ-
W0K9OSCK0EWWD0K
Canada---
DX---
GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Key Type1st2nd3rd
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BUG---
K/K---
FIRST TIME ENTRANT HIGH SCORE
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SKNF1OAC4NYAC5BX KX4CK TIE
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PRIZE DRAWING WINNER
PrizesKG4UPO

STATS:
Logs submitted: 91
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 115
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 798
States represented: 35 + ON

SOAPBOX:

NF5U - Tough going tonite! FT-817nd battery powered, Vibroplex Standard Bug. 40 was dead in TX t.onite Worked 80m all nite and most QSO's were long. 73's Jerry NF5U

WI5H - Aerial-51 Model 404-UL installed un push up fiberglass mast just before Sprint (@ 36 feet) on 40M. Used my Loop for 80M. Had a good time. 72, DIT DIT .

W6JIM - Tried my straight key this time. Lots of fun! .

KN1H - Thanks for another fun sprint! Worked a lot of old friends and several new ones. QSB on 40 was very deep, lost a couple of QSOs in progress. Happy New Year everyone! 72, John, KN1H IC-7300 and Nye Viking Master Key.

WA2JSG - Heard no one on 20m so moved to 40m and later 80m. Condx were fairly good, but had to leave early. See y'all next month.

VE3DQN - High noise level. Very little time tonight. Tnx fer QSOs.

KN2G - Thanks for the compliment on the cootie key K9DRP! Always a pleasure to work these little sprints since my attention span is rather short!

KF7WNS - Tough night...I heard a handful of stations on 40 and 80, but no returns. 72

K7ZI - BAND CONDX POOR HERE IN THE WEST. CALL SIGNS FADE RAPIDLY INTO NOISE. EVEN QRO SIGNALS HARD TO COPY AT TIMES. CALLED SEVERAL STATIONS AND NO RESPONSE, EVEN AT 10 WATTS. GLAD TO WORK A SPRINT AFTER SEVERAL MONTHS OFF AIR. .

WB4OMM - Drat! Work meeting got me on really late....and then my Auto-tuner quit! But still got 3 members on 80M - not many signals here, but band was decent. 72/73 to all! Steve WB4OMM .

WT4U - 40 was sparse, but apparently I was getting into ME, NH, & CO just fine. Plus my first QRPx2 into Utah. 80 was busy with a lot of stations that couldn't hear each other. Overall, a fine Sprint.

WX4RM - Conditions were good tonight, although 20M was dead here. Thanks to all the contacts who had good ears. Had fun as always.

AB8RL - Got in the contest late - tried out new Icom 7610 at 5 watts - had fun - hope to spend more time next month.

W0KFG - Actually, condx turned out a bit better than expected, given what we saw earlier in the day (at least on my end). 72 de W0KFG

AA5LH - Always nice to chase the bands looking for numbers. I felt successful in getting 3 QSO's this evening. Though I try both steady/pounce Sprint techniques across 40M (20M-DOA) there were just not the stations heard. Tried a couple of very weak stations but no comebacks. Thank you GA & FL tonight. Take care everyone.

K4BAI - 20 was dead. 40 was terrible at the start, very long and only a few weak signals heard. As time past, the skip shortened up and a lot of strong signals came up out of the noise. I probably stayed on 40M too long as 80M was really great. Skipped the last 32 minutes in order to help the CWOps club celebrate its 10th anniversary by participating in the 0300Z CWT session. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

NF8M - Nothing on 40. Strong signals on 80 but only had time to work a few. .

NN0SS - Few stations on 40 rest on 80 meters .

KD0V - Good Sprint at my location. Thanks everyone See you all next month.

K4KRW - First full sprint for me in a while. Great hearing everyone. Most of my contacts were on 80m. I got a few on 40m. KX3 and Begali Blade straight key.

KG4UPO - A tough night here in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia. 20 and 80 meters were dead and 40 was very noisy with high winds and static crashes. I had to call it quits early but, as always, I enjoyed the sprint and the courtesy and spirit of NAQCC members. It's always fun regardless of the conditions. Wiley, KG4UPO

KQ1P - Tough cdx with QRN and deep QSB. Always fun! 73 de John

K4JPN - 80M and 40M were hot tried 20M but nothing heard. I had a good time. Steve K4JPN

N8XMS - I got home late from church but still had a lot of fun with 11 QSOs in about 50 minutes. HNY and 73.

KX4CK - Last half-hour overlapped by CWT contest. Much fading. .

K0EW - Lots of activity on 80M tonight. Good sprint. .

K3RLL - Running old E.F. Johnson Speed-X bug tonight. 40m sounded pretty fair. I wasn't hearing a lot of stations but some were pretty strong into FL tonight. Chased my former neighbor K3JZD for some time but Jody never heard me, in spite of my "magnificent antenna". Hi Hi Since mW Sprints aren't counted, this should finally make my 125th NAQCC Sprint. 72/73 ... Don

K9EYT - Could only hear Midwest from W,C Florida every one else was in the noise and very rapid QSB 72/73 RAY

N2CN - Elecraft KX2 with Begali Signature paddles.

KC3RN - Rough conditions here for the first hour, but things improved as it got later. Overall it seemed like signals were really big, or just barely audible - not much in between. Had fun on 80m, which is a band I usually don't spend much time on. Also had fun using the straight key. Even gave out a couple of SKCC numbers :-) .

W2SH - I was only able to operate during the final 20 minutes. Tuned up on 80m to find the band in superb shape, with no noise and very strong signals. IMPORTANT: Plan now to participate in NAQCC's annual 160m sprint on Wednesday 22 January (in North America) at 0130-0330Z, 23 January.

WB9HFK - 80M only this month. QRN a bit high at this QTH. Sorry to anyone I may have missed in the noise. See everyone next week in the 160M event! 72, Mark WB9HFK

KD3CA - Started and stayed on 80 mtrs. Band here was very QRN at times with static crashes . Sri to those that called and I just couldn't make out the call . Many thanks to all that called . Was fun as usual in spite of the QRN . 73 to all Don

AA9L - Wow, lousy conditions here tonight. I tried! 73 AA9L .

K5TSK - Thanks for the contacts. Early thundershowers in central AR, so waited and watched TV. S&Pounce the last 30 minutes on 80m. The PX3 makes it feel like cheating on locating signals. 72 all. Hank

KY0Q - It was fun but challenging as always. 80M was noisy here which made it tough to copy. .

KA2KGP - Nothing on 20m, 40m was weak but 80m was OK here in WNY. Rig: Icom IC 7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 73 to all, KEEP WARM!

WB1GYZ - When the going gets tough, the tough get going...and that's probably what happened last night...they left. catch ya on the Mw sprint.

K9DRP - Started out on 40 with the only calls heard from 1 land, but those folks made it worthwhile. Thanks guys! Most of the action was on 80 which was very noisy but with lots of gud sigs. Lots of activity!!

N5GW - At a new just built home I put up two random wires to trees against a ground rod - then decided to feed as a balanced antenna (doublet) thru a hb tuner - it works!

AA0W - Poor conditions,80 Meters signals were weak.

WG8Y - Hi all,Slow start for m. Helping ill XYL. Finally got going when I went to 80M after 6 Q's on 40M. Sorry I missed a couple weak signals Qsb up & QSB back down. Also Tnxs to WA3FIR for the Repeats on ur call.Every time u sent your call I'd get a fade or just enough QRN to take out the "F". Hi Hi. Hope to hear lots of signals next week on 160M. 72 from N.C Mark WG8Y

KE5YUM - Hello everyone. Signals were pretty good on 80 meters in North Texas along the Red River. I heard many and worked two in my allotted time. Thanks to WB9HFK and WX4RM for working me. I hope to participate in the 160 meter sprint next week. ICOM 718 at 5 watts, Qrpguys EFHW at 25 feet, Vibroplex Vibrokeyer. 73, Terry .

W6SMF - wow, where was everybody? 80M seemed to be the best chance, lots of QRN but didn't hear any "NA" calls, then my reliable friend K6JIM came thru at 349. And that was it until the CWT calls covered all the bands, hihi. Lots of fun anyway, gud to hear frm Jim..btw I used a bug so we wouldn't compete hi hi.

NO2D - As has been the case with recent fox hunts, 40 meters seemed to be quite long this evening. Thanks to all who make the sprints possible. Pete, NO2D. .

N8LA - KX-3, 5 Watts, 200 ft dipole up 35 ft, CMM (Cobbled Menominee Marvel) hand key. Using hand key I had obtained on ebay and recently cleaned and polished. It has the word "Menominee" on one side of its base. It looks "marvelously" shiny now, even though it seems to be "cobbled" together from various parts from other keys (e.g. the screws that are in the lever differ in size from those holding the lever to the frame and the knurled nuts differ in appearance from one another.) Heard almost nobody calling CQ NA and when calling CQ NA. Did work a number of SKCC and CWOPS stations during sprint, but did not get their power. I hope band conditions here improve next month and for 160 sprint. Best 72/73 To All, Lou N8LA

N5AAS - On fire baby! Lit up them air waves with my 5 watts! JK, but I did do pretty awesome compared to prior sprints. My first time running instead of S&P. TU to those that stuck with me. Still a work in progress. .

N0AR - Great way to spend a cold MN Winters evening. Lots of noise on the bands tonight. Even a few static crashes! 40 pretty quiet and then just opened up. 80 was qrn and lots of net activity. Best signal report to N2ESE. Rig TS-590 and 43' vertical. Good to hear so many stations. 72's Scott N0AR

WI8J - Called CQ on 40M for 15 minutes with no contacts. Moved to 80M. QRN seemed loud but signals were much louder. A few were 10-20 over S9. A fun time again! 72 dd

N4MJ - Almost an hour late start. 40m was terrible as usual this year. 80m was the place to be until the last few minutes and it began acting up with a roaring/whining sound. Fun anyway. Met some new guys. Welcome to the 10k guys. Tnx and 73. Best of 2020 to all n4mj//glenn

KB1M - Nothing heard on 20, 40 was spotty with some loud stations that would fade deeply because of the QSB, mostly north south propagation. Fun sprint as always! 72/73, Walt

W5UAA - Usually 40 is good, but not tonight. Thanks for effort by three of you on 80M! 72, c u agn! Guy, W5UAA

W1PQO - Couldn't quite pull a couple of signals out of the noise despite our best efforts. Lets try again next month!

W2JEK - Got on late. Nothing on 40. Went to 80. Good conditions. Had fun. 72/73 DON W2JEK .

W8WEU - During the first 30 minutes of the sprint qsb took some opportunities away on 40. The last 30 minutes got overloaded with CWT'ers. No matter what I enjoy this monthly event using my SWA @ 16'. Before the sprint I was tuning around on 40 and heard S01WS operating simplex so i threw my call out into the pileup. He responded. I was happy but got even happier when I realized my radio output was set to 5 watts for the sprint.

AB9BZ - I couldn't get on until after 0230Z, 40M was really noisy here - called CQ and got a few replies that quickly fell into the noise. Thanks for the sprint and QSO's, sri to the stns I missed, 72 de ab9bz Dave

K1IEE - Heard nothing on 20M heavy static type noise on 80M. Stayed on 40M with deep QSB. Thanks to all 73 Dick .

AK3X - Did not get started until the last 45 minutes of the sprint. 80 meters was in great shape with strong QRP signals. Even with the late start and a long interruption it was a fun sprint. 72 to all, Peter

W1RVY - Some surprisingly strong signals heard, thank you for the fun!

KG4MTN - Just got started and thunderstorms rolled in!!

N7YY - First sprint for me in quite a while. Only operated the first 45 minutes, but it was fun pounding the brass with you guys. Not the best band conditions though! .

K4KBL - Still a good bit of noise on 40 but had fun indeed !!

NF1O - first regular sprint. I had fun. Barry

WB2LQF - IC-7300 and KN4YB dual lever bug tonight. Next month it will be my new PFR-3B. Forty was noisy and QSB was very deep with long periods. Twenty dead and no 80M antenna. I quit early. However, I will probably still win a certificate because apparently there are no other bugs in 2-land?? C'mon, guys -- join the fun of perfecting your own Lake Erie Swing.

AB1DQ - First time in an NAQCC sprint in a few years - had fun, tnx. .

WB8LZG - Hello fellow sprinters! tough start tonight. 40 was vy noisy es not much activity, went to 80 to find a few QSO's. Many signals just above the noise level. Went to 40 agn at 9pm and more sprinters heard then. SRI to the gut who was answering my CQNA on 40, when N8AI clobbered u at full power. Not to be a rude meany, I had a regular QSO with him, and still got a point. Went to 80 fer a couple more. At 930 40 was doing better but had to pack it in early tonight. Nice to work a few Ol' regulars in there. See u next month. Gregg WB8LZG