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October 2020 QRP/CW Sprint (#192)


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


See General Sprint Rules for rules common to every NAQCC sprint.

RULES specific to this month's sprint:
None

Date and time:
Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 0030-0230 Z

Entry Deadline:
All entries must have been received before 2400Z on the Sunday following the sprint.


N2CN Comments - Cross-checking is complete. Email questions, corrections, or comments to me at the address above. Results are final as of 2400Z, Sunday, October 25, 2020.

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

W1 Division
KN1H     30   30  60   18 1080  x2  2160  400' END FED WIRE
WB1GYZ   10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  LW in need of repair

W2 Division
W2SH     19   19  38   15  570  x2  1140  270' cf dpl @ 45'
W2JEK    17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  110 ft end fed wire up 20ft
KA2KGP   19   19  38    9  342  x2   684  G5RV @ 25 ft.
K2CWM    12   12  24    9  216  x2   432  Vertical (elevated)
NC1A      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Dipole at 42 feet, inverted vee config
KN2G      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  73 ft vertical 

W3 Division
N3A/3    33   32  65   18 1170  x2  2340  160 M  horiz loop, 540 FT LG, UP 70 FT
KC3MIO   20   20  40   14  560  x2  1120  Doublet 125' @ 40'
AK3X     17   17  34   11  374  x2   748  Inv vee apex @27 ft
KD3CA     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  OCF  Windom @55 ft

W4 Division
N4PIR    33   31  64   19 1216  x2  2432  CAROLINA WINDOM AT 40FT
KC5F     33   31  64   19 1216  x2  2432  80m end fed half wave at 40'
K4JPN    21   21  42   13  546  x2  1092  80 M CF Zepp
K8LBQ    14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  Inverted vee @ 30'
WX4RM    13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  6BTV gnd mtd vert
K4KRW    13   12  25    8  200  x2   400  Doublet @ 65'
N4ARY    11    9  20    9  180  x2   360  Horizontal EFHW @ 40'
WT4U     11   11  22    7  154  x2   308  80m end-fed Inv V @ 35'
WD4CFN    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  Doublet at 40'
NA4O      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  OCF dipole@25'
KK4ITX    0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  35ft EF Inv V
@KI4MZC  13   13  26   11  286  x2   572  Dipole at about 50 ft

W5 Division
N5GW     26   26  52   19  988  x2  1976  Doublet at 25'
KG5HCF    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dipole @ 20ft
KE5YUM    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  80 meter inverted V @ 25 feer

W6 Division
WU6P      7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  Dipole, 25 feet
N3A/6     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Rooftop fan inverted-vee dipole @ 90'
W6IRA     1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Trap vertical on roof w/gnd plane

W7 Division
N7KM     26   20  46   15  690  x2  1380  OCF DIPOLE @40FT
AC7FF    14   11  25    8  200  x2   400  Dipole @ 32'
WY7N      4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  80M dipole @ 30'

W8 Division
AB8RL    22   20  42   12  504  x2  1008  G5RV
NF8M     10   10  20    7  140  x2   280  6BTV (40) OCF dpl @35ft/bev (80)
N3A/8     8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  R7 Vertical
WB8LZG    4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  Dipoles @ 30'

W9 Division
WB9HFK   32   32  64   21 1344  x2  2688  OCF Dipole at 25 Ft.,150 Ft. Random Wire
K9EYT     5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  G5rv 25ft
AA9L      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  160-80-40 trap dipole @ 50 feet

W0 Division
N0TA     31   29  60   17 1020  x2  2040  Doublet at 25 ft
KD0V     16   16  32   12  384  x2   768  Cf Zepp @ 30 feet
N3A/0    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  Inverted vee @ 32 feet
NN0SS    11   11  22   10  220  x2   440  80 meter Inv Vee @40ft
W0LGU    11   11  22    9  198  x2   396  Dipole@20'
AA5LH     9    6  15    9  135  x2   270  Delta Loop @ 25'
AA0W      7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Dipole @ 30 ft
N8LA      3    3   6    2   12  x2    24  Dipole @ 35'

Canada Division
VE3KZ    29   29  58   16  928  x2  1856  Dipole on 80m vertical on 40m
VA3NU    10   10  20    8  160  x2   320  4BTV Grnd Mtd Vert
VA3RSA    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  Inverted vee fan dipole up 25 feet
VE7HI     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  3 BAND CUSHCRAFT VERT. 8 FT OFF GROUND.

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division
WA2FBN   10   10  20    8  160 x1.5  240  EFHW sloper at 25ft

W3 Division
K3WWP     1    1   2    1    2 x1.5    3  ~110' attic random wire
NN3E      0    0   0    0    0 x1.5    0  40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50'

W4 Division
KJ4R     13   13  26    9  234 x1.5  351  40m 33'  vertical  80m 67' wire vertical
K3RLL    10    9  19    8  152 x1.5  228  31 ft wire up and over garage roof

W5 Division
N3A/5    27   22  49   14  686 x1.5 1029  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft

W6 Division
W6JIM     6    6  12    5   60 x1.5   90  Inverted-V at 40ft

W7 Division

W8 Division
K8NGW    10   10  20    9  180 x1.5  270  43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials

W9 Division

W0 Division

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
K0ZK     26   24  50   12  600       600  Roof mounted Vertical
N3A/1    13   13  26   10  260       260  HB  EFHW  260'
KB1M     16   15  31    8  248       248  20m inv v, 40 m dipole @ 30'

W2 Division
K2OID    12   12  24   11  264       264  80M OCF Dipole @ 40'
N2ESE     5    5  10    5   50        50  120ft.dipole@35ft
N2JJF     5    5  10    3   30        30  G5RV at 20 feet
WA1GWH    3    3   6    3   18        18  40M dipole @ 15 ft.
W2ITT     0    0   0    0    0         0  OCFDipole up 35'

W3 Division

W4 Division
N3A/4    22   21  43   16  688       688  G5RV at 35 feet
AD4N     18   18  36   18  648       648  80m dipole, 40m Ground Plane
AC6ZM    15   14  29   10  290       290  Carolina Windom @ 30 FT
K4KBL    12   10  22    7  154       154  HyEndFed @ 50'
AB4QL    10   10  20    7  140       140  40 & 80 M dipoles @ 40'
AG4CC     3    3   6    3   18        18  Loaded vertical @ 23'
K1QKZ     2    2   4    2    8         8  Horizontal Loop Antenna @15' in sunroom 
KU4A      1    1   2    1    2         2  Alpha-Delta DX-B @ 40'

W5 Division
WI5H     14   14  28   11  308       308  OCFVee @ 33ft 40M,  95ft wire loop 40M
K5WX      3    3   6    3   18        18  ZS6BKW inverted Vee at 40 feet

W6 Division
NS3C      6    5  11    4   44        44  Groundplane Vertical 20 & 40, Inv-L 80 
KG6UBG    1    0   1    1    1         1  20M Ham Stick mag mounted

W7 Division
KI7LW     2    2   4    2    8         8  SOTABeams link dipole inverted vee @ 25'
AL7JK     1    1   2    1    2         2  20 mtr Vertical @ 20ft

W8 Division
WI8J     10   10  20    8  160       160  130 ft end-fed at 20 ft.
WA8SAN    7    7  14    5   70        70  End fed wire @ 25 ft

W9 Division
N3A/9    33   31  64   19 1216      1216  EFHW 80 @ 40 ft
NN9K     23   23  46   19  874       874  Hustler mobile
AB9BZ     1    1   2    1    2         2  EFHW at 30'

W0 Division
K9OSC     7    7  14    6   84        84  CF Zepp @ 30 feet
AC0BQ     7    7  14    5   70        70  DIPOLE AT 60 FEET 
W0DCX     6    6  12    5   60        60  71' End Fed Random Wire Up 33'
AD0YM     5    5  10    5   50        50  OCF Dipole @ 30FT
K0EW      2    2   4    2    8         8  OCF Dipole @ 25'

Canada Division
VE3DQN   15   15  30   11  330       330  40/80m dipoles @40ft

DX Division

GAIN ANTENNA CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  80-40-20 Antenna

Straight Key

Bug

Keyer/Keyboard
K4BAI    45   43  88   24 2112      2112  TH6DXX, 40M dip., 80M inv vee 50'

N3A CATEGORY
Call   QSOs Mbrs Pts  Mul  Sco Bon Final  Operator, 80-40-20 Antenna

N3A/3    33   32  65   18 1170  x2  2340  160 M  horiz loop, 540 FT LG, UP 70 FT
N3A/9    33   31  64   19 1216      1216  EFHW 80 @ 40 ft
N3A/5    27   22  49   14  686 x1.5 1029  40m/80m trap dipole at 33ft
N3A/0    15   15  30   12  360  x2   720  Inverted vee @ 32 feet
N3A/4    22   21  43   16  688       688  G5RV at 35 feet
N3A/7    17   17  34   13  442       442  40 M 2 element wire beam
N3A/1    13   13  26   10  260       260  HB  EFHW  260'
N3A/8     8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  R7 Vertical
N3A/2    14   13  27    9  243       243  40 Steppir DB18 at 50 ft. 80 dipole 50ft
N3A/6     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Rooftop fan inverted-vee dipole @ 90'
N3A/KL7   6    4  10    4   40        40  YAGI AND DIPOLE AT 60 FEET


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@ Non-member
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STATS:
Logs submitted: 97
Total participants found in cross-checking spreadsheet: 142
Total QSOs in master cross-checking spreadsheet: 1142
States represented: 39 + BC ON QC DX

SOAPBOX:

WI8J - Used the Kenwood TS-570D at 5 watts again. The 270hz CW filter and the noise reduction function tames some of the noise. I heard a lot of stations but they couldn't hear me. Couldn't send the '4' in my number correctly all night. QLF for sure! Had a good time though! 72

AK3X - Fun sprint 40 meters sounded terrible so spent the time on 80. Late start and a few interruptions but had fun and more contacts than usual. 72 to all, Peter

WB9HFK - Only 2 40M Q's here this evening in IL. Band seemed very poor. Went to 80M - it seemed noisier that normal - sorry to those I could not pull out of the QRN. Thanks for all the Q's and QRP Fun! See everyone next time! 72, Mark WB9HFK

VE3DQN - 80m was the place to be tonight. Signals were booming. Tried 40m, heard so little that I wondered if my antenna was down.

K2OID - 40M Was completely dead in Western NY this month. However 80M was just fine. .

N8LA - KX3, 5W, 200' Dipole Up 35', CW Morse Black Plastic Hand Key. Not enough for the people around me to give me a bunch of static, the bands had to follow suit. Am trying to figure out if I can vote via CW,: seems to be just about every other way to do it. By The time the next sprint rolls around, I may have decided to relocate to Outer Mongolia, no matter how the elections do or don't turn out. Be that as it may, I wish you and yours all the best in health and happiness. Lou, N8LA

AA0W - 80 Meters was open later in the sprint. Hello to KE5YUM good signal into NE. Time was limited good to hear familiar call signs. KX2 Internal battery

AL7JK - Didnt have any luck on 20 mtrs, took several tries but managed to work N3A/7, lots of Qsb. Thank you for your patience. 73 to all ! de AL7JK

KE5YUM - I had only 30 minutes to spend on the sprint, but I was able to get one in poor conditions on 80 meters. Thanks to AA0W for working me. Sprint #113 for me if the count is correct. Terry

VA3NU - QSB very challenging at times. 80 Meters turned out to be a better band tonite. Heard several N3A calls but couldn't cut thru the pileups. Larry 72

W0DCX - A tough night. I heard N3A/6 several times but could not get through.

W2JEK - Was on a little late. Nothing. on 40 and went to 80. Band was noisy but usable. Had a good time. Also some new members - welcome. Rig FT-840 at 5W to end fed wire. 72 Don W2JEK

N3A/4 - Wow! Really poor conditions tonight - 20M dead, some on 40M but a battle with noise and QSB and just not that many folks heard! Went to 80M after an hour, worked the only three I could find! Went back to 40M after 20 minutes of finding no one else and stayed there. Was able to work 3 other N3A/* stations, was really surprised when N3A/7 in OR called me! And he had a decent 559 signal! There were a few that I could just not Oh well.....always next year! Hope others had better luck tonight. Rig was a Yaesu FTdx3000 running 5W to a G5RV at 35 feet - GenLog, WinKeyer, N3ZN and Speed-X straight key. 72/73! Steve WB4OMM .

WT4U - Crazy noise on 40 tapering to merely horrible by the 2nd hour.

KU4A - Closest I've been to a shutout in a long, long time. One QSO in 15 minutes, so gave it up in favor of house guests. Thanks NN0SS for the QSO. .

K8NGW - What an awful night for QRP CW! 20M was dead at the start. 40M had deep QSB. I had to time the QSB just to make 5 QSO's in the first hour. Switched to 80M where the S9 noise limited me to the stronger stations. Can't wait to do it all over again next month!

W2SH - One signal heard on 20m that couldn't be read. 40m was in wretched condition with high noise and few and mostly weak signals; it took me an hour to log five QSOs! 80m was much better yielding 14 QSOs during the final 45 minutes.

KA2KGP - Soapbox: 20 & 40m. were unuseable here in WNY. Seemed to have all the RF soaked up in the air waves. 80m. was the only propagation band here. Only 20 QSO's all sprint. Rig: IC-7000 at 5 w. into G5RV up 25 ft. w/ old WWII German Junkers straight key. 73 to all

AC7FF - Operated from my truck portable with a Dipole @ 32'. Bands seemed to be in good shape here in the west. Had a fun time during the sprint, thanks to all those that worked me. See you next month!!

AA5LH - 20M was nearly dead by sign in time but able to work K3A/KL7 before he faded away. 40M was very hard to work with QSB & S5-6 Noise locally. Happy to work each Sprint. Keep up the great work putting these together and those who participate. 72 to everyone. Take care

NS3C - Three monoband QCXen

AC0BQ - BAND WAS FAIR, SIGNALS WERE GOOD COPY. GOT TIRED AND QUIT EARLY!

AD0YM - It was nice to end my day with this activity. Not my best showing, but still fun. Found a couple new ones for the log. Thanks all! 72, Mike .

K4KRW - The bands seemed really bad here. I heard 1 signal on 40m but could not get back to them. All my contacts were on 80m. Thanks everyone. 73, Richard .

N3A/2 - Not a good night for me! I made 1 QSO on 40 after which I could not find a clear freq, no mater how many time I called QRL? when I finished my CQ there was another on the freq calling CQ. I moved to 80 meters and called CQ for an Hour with no replies, then found the antenna was disconnected, obviously my fault. There was activity visible on the display but no good for TX. Connected the antenna and worked 13 QSOs in 15 minutes when someone took the freq calling CQ. I quit with 45 minutes to go.

N3A/6 - I was using KX2 to rooftop fan dipole at 30 feet above my six-story apartment building's flat roof. Mostly very weak signals here on the West Coast. Of course I have high urban noise levels, and my nice high rooftop dipole doesn't help with noise.

KG6UBG - probably not a valid contact, but i heard him ok, and I think he copied me??? mike/kg6ubg .

W0LGU - NOISE ON BOTH BANDS MADE COPY CHALLENGING

N3A/1 - CONDX WERE STINKO AND 40M LITTLE ACTIVITY BUT 80M WAS THE MONEY BAND FOR ME. TNX FOR AL THE Q'S 73

N2ESE - Lots of Static on all bands! Took one hour to get 5 QSO'S, Then I went QRT! 73 Gary .

N3A/KL7 - Please do not abandon 20 meters too soon. Throughout the Sprint there were good to excellent signals here in Alaska from BC, OR, and WA, even some QRP, and other west coast areas. West coast QRP prop is often good, but the 2000 mile hop on 40 or 80 is much more difficult with QRP. Noticed this on other sprints also, so please check a "dead" band before you QSY to lower bands. We need more west coast participation, do not blame it all on poor propagation. KL7CW

W6IRA - Hadn't realized contest was underway, but heard AC7FF calling & recognized NA tag on CQ---so here I am :<).

K1QKZ - My Horizontal Loop Wire Antenna is a rectangle suspended from cup hooks at the sun room ceiling and the long sides run north - south. Conditions on 40 meters were poor with QRN just barely below signal strengths. It took patience and focus to pull out two QSO's BUT lots of FUN. .

WA2FBN - Bands were very noisy for the sprint; tough condx. Tnx to all! 72 Ken

NN9K - This was a challenging Sprint! At the start I wondered why I was hearing no east coast stations until I check my RBN spots. Being heard in EA6 land with 5 watt and a mobile antenna, wow 40 was looong! 80-meters was better but no picnic. When signals were up there were strong but QSB and lighting static made it interesting. Probably my last operation from my favorite hill overlooking the Mississippi River until spring. was 63F when I set up and 53F when I left and the colder weather is on its way.

K0ZK - One band only 40 meters. Noisy first 20 minutes. K3 at 5 W. Roof mounted Vertical fed with Heliax on two story Quonset hut. Paper Log. I live on a dead-end dirt road in the Maine woods.

N4ARY - Interesting and fun night. Highlights were getting N3A/7 in OR and N7KM in UT from GA on 40. Glad to get N3A/3 as well. .

N3A/8 - Possibly the worst conditions that I can remember for one of our special anniversary sprints! I called CQ with my straight key until I thought that my arm would fall off! Only 9 QSOs in almost 2 full hours of operating. Most of my contacts were very long from MI, with OR being the longest. Good luck to everyone for the prize drawing! - N8XMS (N3A/8) .

K3RLL - K1 with early '60s E.F. Johnson Speed-X bug and 31 ft wire up and over garage roof. Considering what RBN was telling me, I'm surprised to have made my 10 contact goal. Didn't hear expected level of participation for Anniversary Sprint. Hmmm, ... I wonder if I remembered to connect that antenna wire. 72 ... Don K3RLL

WB1GYZ - 80 improved to S-9 noise level after a while. Sri to VE3KZ for the dupe, and WB8LZG for not making the trip tonite. .

N0TA - Good conditions. 3 on 20m, the rest on 40. Thanks for the Q's. QCX @ 4.8w, doublet, SprintLogger.

VA3RSA - Very interesting radio propagation conditions during the sprint. When I started at 8:30 pm on 40m I thought the bands were dead - there seemed to be very little activity. Same thing on 80m. But then around 9:30 pm, when I was monitoring 80 m, I saw the band scope "open up" on my IC-7300. I always turn down my RF gain until the background is dark and only signal tracks appear. Noise levels seemed lower than usual at my QTH and saw tracks starting to appear everywhere from 3555 to 3565 kHz and most seemed to be QRP. Tracks were about 1 kHz apart. When I searched for an open spot in between tracks I found more QRP stations. I thought this was really fantastic. The only problem was I had trouble breaking through the pileups. I suspect stations could not hear me as well as I could hear them. I had a great signal on N3A/3 when they were calling CQ with no takers. I called back several times but got no response. Anyway, these were the best QRP conditions for me at my QTH just NE of Toronto. Too bad I wasn't getting out as well as I should have. It was great to "see" and hear so many QRP stations on 80 m. 72, Richard VA3RSA.

NC1A - Not many qsos but lots of fun trying...George NC1A .

N3A/3 - Tried to start on 40 but signals would just fade away- decided early to go to 80. I would say conditions wre better the second hour, but activity was less than other recent Sprints. Thank you for all of the qso's-

N3A/5 - A Great night for a sprint. Worked 40M all nite, 80M was dead here in N TX. The 40M band died about 0130 and then came back about 0150. I managed to work a non member Cuban stn. I could hear several stations calling but could not copy thru the qrn, sorry. Another great event. 73's Jerry N3A/5/NF5U .

KB1M - Nothing heard on 20, 40 was long with GA and FL having the best signals. Fun evening! Thanks for all the behind the scenes work that has made the NAQCC a success. 72/73, Walt .

N7KM - I setup outside under the trees on a picnic table. I didn't realizing it would get dark so early. The last hour it was pitch black and I held my breath hoping my Harbor Freight free flashlight would last until the end. It did and I was impressed! All but two contacts were made on one frequency. I felt bad I couldn't work the N3/KL7, you were eaten up by the QSB both times we tried. If you would drop me an email I would be happy to make a schedule to work you. My FT-817ND proved it's still a fun, great little rig.

N3A/0 - Thanks to everyone for the QSO's. 72 de Gary W0ITT (DBA N3A/0) :-) .

N2JJF - Noisy band condx. Not a lot of activity. There were a couple stns i just could not get so apologies for that. But thats what to expect with qrp, We do our best to copy but it doesnt always work out. Look forward to better condx at next sprint.

K2CWM - Started out on 20m, but only heard my friend Mike WI5H, very weak, but he did not hear me. Went to 40m and only worked one station, and did the rest on 80m. Used my IC-703 off a 12v car battery and American Morse Str Key. Vertical ant. Got two anniversary stations. .

AB8RL - Got a late start but did well on 80 meters - lots of activity to be heard! Elecraft K3S pulled weak ones out quite well.

WX4RM - Was a fun night, 40 meter band was long, all west of the Mississippi River. Nothing on 20 meters, and again I spent too much time finding that out. Found 80 meters was the band where the Midwest and New England stations were to be found. Like really high noise levels though. Thanks to all for pulling my signal out of the noise. Ron - WX4RM

KD3CA - With commitments, only had a few minutes to make calls, with no luck . All the very best and good luck to all. 73 Don

K5WX - Got a very late start. 40m seemed noisy and weak. But, still a fun Sprint. .

N5GW - KX3, rake tine straight key, HB tuner to low doublet. Tried 20M at first but no sigs heard on a dead band. 40M had mild QRN but many good signals. 80M short skip was fair toward the end. Only heard/worked four of the N3A/ stations

VE3KZ - Congratulations NAQCC. Only one QSO on 40m but 80m saved the day. Thanks folks for the QSOs. 73 Bob VE3KZ. .

VE7HI - Oops! Started listening and calling at 00Z for a few mins. 20 shut down here pretty quickly after the proper start time. Thanks for the sprints. CUL!

AB4QL - Nice to be able to jump back into a sprint. 20M was dead. 40M not good. 80m was pretty good.

WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters ! Rough nite fer the Aniv. sprint. 20 dead at the start, 40 noisy and weak, 80 noisy es QSB. WOW, I worked n3a/3,kc5f,nn0ss and kc3mio. in abt 1st 30 mins. Pulled plug after an hour, my ears were gone. SEE u ALL next time. 73, Gregg WB8LZG

N4PIR - LOTS OF NOISE ON 80M BUT LOTS OF FUN. HOPE TO GET INTO THE SPRINT MORE OFTEN. 73 N4PIR

AA9L - Almost missed it. But got two right at the end. Will do better ext time. 73, Rich .

NA4O - Good news is that I worked every station I could hear. Bad news is that I only heard 3 stations during the entire sprint. I was really expecting much more from the new antenna I just put up, but I think conditions overruled. KX3@5W, Vibroplex straight key, OCF dipole with linear loading section. .

WU6P - Fun event as usual .

KI4MZC - Nice contest. I got John, K4BAI, who is also in GA, on 80m, which is rare for me, especially for qrp on 80m. Also nice was N0TA in CO and N7KM in UT on 40m, and the guys in the northeast coming in very strong on 80m. It seemed like a lot of us were using straight keys - very good!. 2/73.

N3A/9 - Spent the first half hour on 40 calling with no response, and heard very few signals. Switched to 80 and it was "Katty bar the door"! My first sprint using a keyer (my excuse for all the mistakes). Gave the old Argo V a workout. It was a pleasure to serve as the N3A/9 station this year. 72 Don K9DRP

NF8M - Only had time for the last 30 minutes or so. Low noise but QSB here & there. TNX QSOs es Happy Anniversary to NAQCC. .

KK4ITX - 20m was dead even in the Digital area. 40m was not much better. Heard AC0BQ at S8 and then nothing ! I believe that I live in a Black Hole or perhaps the Florida Triangle . .

N3A/7 - Lots of fun for my first run at being the N3A/7 sprint guy last night. I briefly tried 20 M at 00:30 but since it was dead I switched to 40. Had to move once due to QRM. Used the KX2 to a 2 element 40M wire beam at 60 feet. Not bad from way out west! Thanks everyone

KC3MIO - Nothing much on 20 - sorry west coast. A few longer contacts on 40 but most of the action was on 80 with contacts out to MI, up to NH and down to GA. It was fun and TNX to all my QSO partners.

KN1H - Thanks for another fun sprint! 20 was dead, 40 was really long with lots of QSB, but 80 was just right with lots of QRPers. IC-7300 and Nye Viking Master Key. .

WA1GWH - I was only set up for 40M. Was in and out for an hour and a half and only managed three contacts. All fairly distant from here near Syracuse, NY: MS, KS, TN. Thanks for the contacts nonetheless. (Where did that crazy word come from?) 72, Garry

NN3E - Poor condition's no QSO'S tonight .. 73 CU next month .. .

KC5F - KC5F - 40m was good earlier in the day, but dead here for the Sprint. 29 of my 33 were on 80m, which is a first for me. I worked 4 N3A stations and heard one other. Thanks to everybody in the Sprint - it's always fun!

KN2G - ROUGH NIGHT! Only had a half hour to spare but always good clean fun.

AD4N - What a hoot! First time I actually was the target of 4-deep pileups on 80m QRP! Truck loads of QRN and rail cars of fun.

KG5HCF - Enjoyed the sprint es tnx to all who work to keep NAQCC great. First sprint with new Xiegu G90 running 5 watts.

K4KBL - Absolutely the worst band conditions in a long time. I even went to battery power thinking that line noise was at least part of the problem. I did manage UT and CO contacts but my usual contacts were simply not available tonight. Hope you had far better luck !!