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February 2021 QRP/CW Sprint (#196)


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


N2CN Comments - Results are final.

Results

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

W1 Division
K1MZM    31   31  62   17 1054  x2  2108  160 meter horizontal loop at 60 feet              
KN1H     28   28  56   17  952  x2  1904  400' END FED WIRE                                 
W1PQO     8    8  16    5   80  x2   160  25 ft Dipole                                      
WB1GYZ    6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  sloping vee                                       
KQ1P      0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  80/40 dipole @ 30'                                

W2 Division
WA2NYY   34   34  68   18 1224  x2  2448  80m OCF dipole at 30'                             
W2SH     27   27  54   19 1026  x2  2052  270' cf dpl @ 45'                                 
KA2KGP   22   22  44   17  748  x2  1496  G5RV up 25'                                       
K2CWM     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  Vertical (elevated)                               
WB2LQF    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  63 foot. Inverted L up 40 feet                    
W2JEK     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  ens fed wire 110 ft long                          
N2GDS     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  12' loaded whip from apartment window up 100'     

W3 Division
KD3CA    38   37  75   22 1650  x2  3300  OCF  Windom @55 ft                                
KC3MIO   25   24  49   13  637  x2  1274  Doublet 125' @ 40'                                
K3JZD    22   21  43   14  602  x2  1204  107' EFRW @ 20'                                   
W3TTT    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  vertical wire fed wid ladder line wid tuner       
AK3X      8    8  16    7  112  x2   224  Storm damaged inv vee at 18 ft                    
KC3NDU    5    5  10    4   40  x2    80  80/10 EFHW @ 40'                                  
KW2A      5    5  10    3   30  x2    60  end-fed wire @ 50'                                
KE3V      4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  80m horizontal loop @ 20ft                        

W4 Division
WT4U     23   23  46   14  644  x2  1288  80m end-fed Inv V @ 35'                           
KC5F     23   23  46   13  598  x2  1196  80m end fed half wave at 40'                      
K4JPN    20   20  40   12  480  x2   960  80 M CF Zepp                                      
W4KRN    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  Inv Vee up 50'                                    
WD4EX    16   16  32   11  352  x2   704  Folded Skeleton Sleeve Dipole 35FT                
WG8Y     14   13  27   12  324  x2   648  80m full wave loop                                
N4OW     13   13  26   12  312  x2   624  HP6V - ELEV. 8'                                   
WD4OHD   14   14  28   11  308  x2   616  40m dipole at 30 ft                               
WX4RM    14   14  28   10  280  x2   560  6BTV gnd mtd vert                                 
AA2VG    11   11  22    8  176  x2   352  Inverted V fed with 300 Ohm TV twin lead up 30'   
WD4CFN    8    8  16    8  128  x2   256  140' doublet up about 40'                         
W8DXU     7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  indoor end fed wire                               
N4FI      7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  115' random wire at 25 ft                         
K4KRW     7    7  14    5   70  x2   140  Inverted V @ 65'                                  
N4API     5    5  10    5   50  x2   100  Ground mounted 6BTV Vertical                      
K3FA      4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  End fed wire up 65'                               
W1BLU     4    3   7    4   28  x2    56  Dipole @36'                                       
NA4O      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  OCF@20'                                           
K9EYT     3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  50' END FEED WIRE                                 
W4HH      2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  end-fed 150-ft wire 20 feet up                    
N7EDK     0    0   0    0    0  x2     0  EFV WIRE UP 32'                                   

W5 Division
N5GW     38   38  76   22 1672  x2  3344  doublet at 25'                                    
KF9LI     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  31 FT End-Fed Longwire                            
KE9DR     4    4   8    3   24  x2    48  420' Random Loop @ 50'                            
K5ZU      1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Dipole @ 40 ft.                                   
KE5YUM    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  Buddistick                                        

W6 Division
K6FA      6    6  12    4   48  x2    96  Vertical (Butternut HF9V) Ground Mounted          
AI6SL     2    2   4    2    8  x2    16  Inverted V fan @ 32'                              

W7 Division
KC7DM     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  480' horizontal loop @ 60'                        

W8 Division
NF8M     16   16  32   14  448  x2   896  6BTV(40) OCFdpl/bev(80)                           
W8CDC    13   12  25   11  275  x2   550  dipole @70'                                       
AB8RL     6    5  11    5   55  x2   110  G5RV                                              
N8GZ      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  Hustler 5 BTV ground mounted                      

W9 Division
W9CC     23   23  46   15  690  x2  1380  gnd mtd vert                                      
WB9HFK   15   15  30   11  330  x2   660  OCF Dipole                                        
KA9FQG    7    7  14    7   98  x2   196  G5RV at 37 ft.                                    
N8HWV     4    4   8    4   32  x2    64  EFHW AT 15 FT                                     

W0 Division
N0TA     32   32  64   18 1152  x2  2304  Doublet @25'                                      
AA0W      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  Dipole @ 30 ft                                    
NN0SS     6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  80 meter Inv Vee @40ft                            
AA5LH     4    3   7    4   28  x2    56  25' Delta Loop                                    
NO2D      3    3   6    3   18  x2    36  80 M doublet at 30 feet                           

Canada Division
VE3SIF    7    7  14    6   84  x2   168  end-fed 58' wire as a sloper with 9:1 unun        
VA3NU     6    6  12    5   60  x2   120  88' Dipole @ 25'                                  
VE9BEL    1    1   2    1    2  x2     4  end-fed dipole @25'                               

DX Division

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

W1 Division

W2 Division
WA2FBN    2    2   4    2    8 x1.5   12  dipole at 25 ft                                   

W3 Division
NN3E      6    6  12    5   60 x1.5   90  40-80 Trap Dipole inverted vee @ 50 '             
K3WWP     5    5  10    4   40 x1.5   60  ~110' attic random wire                           

W4 Division
AA2MX    39   39  78   18 1404 x1.5 2106  ocf dipole                                        
KJ4R     34   34  68   19 1292 x1.5 1938  67' wire vertical                                 
W4EDN    15   15  30   11  330 x1.5  495  inv V at 50 ft                                    
KW4WA     9    9  18    8  144 x1.5  216  gnd mtd vert                                      
K3RLL    10   10  20    6  120 x1.5  180  31 ft H.O.A. non-approved wire over garage roof   

W5 Division
NA5N      7    7  14    6   84 x1.5  126  Terminated folded dipole 133 ft. long             
WB4BIN    4    4   8    3   24 x1.5   36  mobile whip                                       

W6 Division

W7 Division
N0DA      3    3   6    2   12 x1.5   18  G5RV @ 50'                                        
N7QR      0    0   0    0    0 x1.5    0  Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials           

W8 Division
K8NGW    11   11  22    9  198 x1.5  297  43' gnd mtd vert w/ 32 radials                    

W9 Division
K9DRP     4    4   8    4   32 x1.5   48  EFHW 80 @ 40 ft                                   

W0 Division
KD0V     21   21  42   14  588 x1.5  882  cf Zepp @ 30 feet                                 

Canada Division

DX Division

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

W1 Division
W1ND     16   16  32   10  320       320  124.5' Random Wire up 35' Inverted Saggy L        
KB1M     10   10  20    6  120       120  40 M Dipole @ 30ft                                
K1IX      4    4   8    4   32        32  HB  EFHW  250'                                    
N1JI      3    3   6    3   18        18  163 doublet @ 25'                                 
KC1DVT    0    0   0    0    0         0  indoor loop                                       

W2 Division
WA1GWH   13   13  26   11  286       286  80m 1/4 wave inv L w/ ground system               
K2OID    14   14  28   10  280       280  80M OCF Dipole @ 40'                              
N2ESE    10   10  20   10  200       200  120ft.dipole@35ft.                                
KK7A      5    5  10    4   40        40  OCF Dipole @ 100'                                 

W3 Division
NR3Z     10   10  20    7  140       140  OCF dipole up 30 ft.  & 135 ft EF random 25ft     

W4 Division
K4KBL    40   38  78   23 1794      1794  HyEndFed @ 50'                                    
K4BAI    39   38  77   22 1694      1694  40M dipole, zepp, 80M inverted vee                
WB8LZG   17   17  34   12  408       408  75' EF wire top @50'                              
WB4OMM   15   15  30   13  390       390  G5RV at 35 feet                                   
N4MJ     19   19  38   10  380       380  40M Windom @ 40 feet                              
AB4QL     8    8  16    7  112       112  40 & 80 M dipoles @ 40'                           
W2QL      5    5  10    2   20        20  Loaded Dipole at 14 ft                            
KU4A      3    3   6    2   12        12  40m slp dip@40', DX-B @40'                        

W5 Division
WI5H     15   15  30   10  300       300  OCFD @ 33ft 40M, 95ft wire loop 80M               
K5WX      6    6  12    6   72        72  ZS6BKW inverted vee at 40 ft.                     
N5MHI     2    2   4    2    8         8  100' Longwire at 8 to 20'                         

W6 Division

W7 Division

W8 Division
WI8J     10   10  20    9  180       180  130 ft EFHW at 20 ft                              
WA8SAN   10   10  20    6  120       120  End fed wire @ 25 ft                              
N8HZM     9    8  17    7  119       119  gnd mtd vert                                      

W9 Division
WR9R      5    5  10    5   50        50  Vertical quarter-wave over radials                
AB9BZ     1    1   2    1    2         2  EndFed @ 30ft                                     

W0 Division
N8LA     11   10  21    8  168       168  dipole @ 35'                                      
N0RZ      4    4   8    3   24        24  gnd mtd vert, random wire, inverted vee up 35 ft  
KC2MJT    3    3   6    3   18        18  Rain Gutter                                       
K0EW      3    3   6    3   18        18  OCF dipole @ 25'                                  

Canada Division
VE3DQN    3    3   6    2   12        12  80/40 trap dipole @18ft                           
@VA3AMX   2    2   4    2    8         8  Vertical Ground Mounted (DX-88)                   

DX Division

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

Straight Key
W6GY      6    6  12    6   72  x2   144  3 El 40M Wire Beam at 33ft (Beaming South)        

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
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W2WA2NYYW2SHKA2KGP
W3KD3CAKC3MIOK3JZD
W4WT4UKC5FK4JPN
W5N5GWKF9LIKE9DR
W6K6FAAI6SL-
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W8NF8MW8CDCAB8RL
W9W9CCWB9HFKKA9FQG
W0N0TAAA0WNN0SS
CanadaVE3SIFVA3NUVE9BEL
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SWA - BUG CATEGORY
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W3NN3EK3WWP-
W4AA2MXKJ4RW4EDN
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W8K8NGW--
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W1W1NDKB1MK1IX
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W3NR3Z--
W4K4KBLK4BAIWB8LZG
W5WI5HK5WXN5MHI
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W8WI8JWA8SANN8HZM
W9WR9RAB9BZ-
W0N8LAN0RZKC2MJT
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STATS:
Logs submitted: 113
Total participants: 147
Total QSOs: 1213
States + Provinces represented: 37 + NB ON + DX

SOAPBOX:

KE9DR - Condx not good tonight, only made 4 contacts. Still had fun, Thanks to all. 73 Bert KE9DR

WB4OMM - Could only do an hour tonight. Signal on 40M marginal - surprised to work W6GY in ID!, 80M seemed much better before I I had to go QRT. BIG WELCOME to new members WR9R and KC3NDU....hope you come back for more! 72/73 to all! Steve WB4OMM

K3RLL - 1960 E.F. Johnson Speed-X bug to K3 to my HOA non-approved stealth wire on garage roof. It makes me appreciate each and every skilled op who hears me. Big signal here tonight was Larry W9CC. Very high noise level tonight. Sorry for those I missed. I was trying. 72/73 ... Don

KC2MJT - 20M was a desert. 40 and 80 a challenge. I worked W4NA twice then realized my mistake. He has good ears and probably a better memory than me. I seemed to be in the mud as most stations struggled to copy me with 33N reports. Gave up do to noise and no signals after 45 minutes.

K5ZU - KD3CA had the loudest signal at my end. I'm glad he copied my flea-power 5 watts.the band just didn't work for me tonight but I had fun anyway.

K2CWM - Just a half dozen fer me tonight. Very tired and feverish after my 2nd COVID shot earlier today. Kent Straight Key and vertical. Keep safe everyone......

KC5F - Nice, quiet bands for a change. Thanks, all!

K4KRW - Tried out new rig tonight. Thanks everyone! Richard

WB4BIN - First sprint in quite a while. Not many QSO's but still fun.

N4OW - Extreme line noise and QSB made this another tough sprint.

WB2LQF - Forty was very noisy. Tried 80 with my too short antenna and it loaded up OK. Eighty was nice and quiet by comparison. I actually made 3 contacts before I had to stop. Used my Cootie tonight and my new FTdx-10 cranked down to 5 watts. Still learning the new rig. Looking forward to next month when I won't be "behind" my radio. It's got plenty of great features but I have to be familiar enough to use them on the fly.

WG8Y - Hi all, Started about 20 minutes late. Was on 75 SSB with my brother who was trouble shooting his Drake TR4CW/rit. Worked 2 q's on 40 then got text from my Bro. N8DPD that he found the trouble on the TR4CW so back to phone for a few minutes.Then went to 80m and mainly did S&Ping till 300Z. Called a couple times and had a SKCC member call me. Gave him NAQCC & my SKCC no. Said that's enough. Crazy night. 807 time. Hi Hi 72 all from N.C. Mark WG8Y

K6FA - First time in Sprint. 40 meters was the best but did make a QSO on 80 meters. Used my new straight key KK1B from American Morse that I received today and put together before the sprint. Very nice small key with good feel. See you next time if I remember.... Maybe 20 will be good then.

K0EW - Only got 1 hour to operate tonight, but still had fun. As usual, 80 was active, nothing heard on 40 or 20.

W2QL - Also made contact with K4KBL. I copied his report (559 GA 8806) but I didn't hear him again after I gave mine, so I'm not sure if we made a contact and I didn't include it in my log. I don't want him to lose the credit, if he did copy my report!

KE3V - 80m band conditions were pretty good during the half hour or so I was on the air. Had a good time. 72, Kevin, KE3V

K5WX - Didn't get home until the second hour...but always fun. Thanks!

N5MHI - Tons of QRN

AB8RL - Got in the Sprint late with 15 minutes left. Managed a few contacts and participation credit - 73 to all. Tom AB8RL

N0TA - Started slow on 40m, but activity on 80m was really good. Thanks for the Q's. K3, doublet, NAQCC Sprint Logger, Amplidan key.

N7EDK - Bad night, nobody hearing me except W9CC, but we couldn't complete a QSO on 40m !Next month......

WA2NYY - This sprint started off kind of slow, nothing doing on 20, went to 40, signals were decent but not too many. Then on to 80 which a bit of work, almost quit after the first hour, but then it picked up to more Q's than I thought I had. Signals seemed to be a bit down tonight. But a good time as always on a cold snowy night here in upstate NY. 72 Mark

AA2MX - Great evening for a sprint, thanks to all of the great NAQCC OP'S

KN1H - Only had the second hour to play tonight but had a great time on 80M surfing the QSB. IC-7300 and Nye Viking Master Key.

KJ4R - Almost forgot about the sprint and got a late start at 0210. Only worked 80M, but band seemed pretty good with low noise. Some deep QSB from time to time but overall a good night. I'm very sorry to the 3 stations that were calling me with less than a minute to go. Couldn't pull any one signal out between stations on top of each other and the QSB. Thanks to all for the QSO's

K1MZM - 80 seemed a little noisier than usual tonight. I was especially pleased that KD0V was able to pull me out of the noise.

K3JZD - Couple on 40m, then off to 80m. 80m was pretty busy. At 0330z it was empty. So the NAQCC Sprint kept the 80m band going strong for a couple of hours. Jody - K3JZD

N8GZ - Great time! thanks to all!

WD4CFN - Tnx for the Q's!

AI6SL - Nobody was here out west today, heard not a single CQ NA call. Got reasonable RBN reports for my CQs but only 2 QSOs. Judging by the RBN, 40m and 80m were okay but 20m was dead from the start. Will try again next time.

NA4O - Worked last hour only. Nothing on 20 or 40. Very difficult on 80 with weak signals, qsb and noise. KX3@5W, Vibroplex Straight Key. But always glad to be part of another NAQCC Sprint!

VA3AMX - Hello - I was relaxing listening the bands and heard folks calling NA. Did a quick search and find you guys. Decided to give a try at 0315z. I made 2 QSOs with members. Thanks 72, VA3AMX Eric PS: Rig: KX2 @5W; Antenna: Vertical Ground mounted - DX-88

K3FA - 20M was closed here. 80M and 40M had S9+ noise but I heard a lot of signals. Thanks everyone for a fun time running QRP!

W2JEK - GOT ON LATE. HAD PROBLEM WITH TUNER. ONLY 2 QSO. 72/73 DON W2JEK

K4KBL - Wow what a night !!! 40 meters was great to start with stations N0DA ID, KF9LI NM, N0RS KS and KK7A ID being worked. It was an all time high for me with a combined 40 contacts on 40 and 80 meters.Can't say enough about the HyEndFed antenna. Hope all had a great time.... Best 72'

VA3NU - Some nice signals on 80 tonite with some QSB. Nice Sprint.

WB9HFK - 40M for only about 40 minutes this Month. Spent the rest of the time chasing QRP Foxes. Thanks for the Q's! 72, Mark WB9HFK

N4MJ - Fair night considering I lost 55 minute while Fox Hunting. hi hi Thanks to all participants. 73, stay SAFE, stay dry, stay warm n4mj//glenn

KK7A - Operated remotely. My chair was in Idaho, but the station was in New York.

WB8LZG - Hello Fellow Sprinters Running the FT817 on solar power to EF 75 foot wire. Gud sprint condx on 40 tonight. Started out slow, but got better as the night went on. Got 1 QSO on 80 and signals were in the mud mostly, so I went back to 40 fer the rest of the time. Worked old friends and new members alike tonight. gud fun. SRI to a few who called and I didn't get but a letter or two. Had a "beeline" into TN. Thanks to a couple of you guys fer hanging in there on repeats. Hope to hear u all next month. 73, Gregg #1444

NA5N - Kinda QRN here and everybody seemed bunched up on the same freq +/- 100 Hz. Used Ten Tec Argo 5W and old 1938 McElroy bug. Always fun as usual working new numbers and old.

KC3NDU - This was my first sprint. I had a really good time. What a great bunch of operators. Im looking forward To March.

WI5H - IC-705 @ 5W and 40M was in pretty good shape. Only good sigs I heard on 80M from my location were John N0TA and Gene N5GW. 72 DIT DIT

N7QR - 52st sprint - KX3, 1958 Vibroplex, Butternut HF6V gnd mtd vert w/o radials for an hour and a half. Skunked! Only heard 3 stations on 40, all in the mud. Not much on the bands tonight except for the FT8 Freqs. CU next month. Russ, Portland OR

AB4QL - I worked some new ones tonight, that was fun. Only 80M tonight.

WD4OHD - Band conditions on 40m only fair tonight. No NA signals heard in last quarter hour. Nothing heard on 20m. I would have tried 80m, but my 80m antenna is temporarily down. I'll be switching over from dipoles to a vertical on 80m and 40m before the next monthly sprint. Thanks to all who participated tonight.

W4HH - Here on the Chesapeake Bay -- noise, weak signals

W8CDC - Sprint=fun. Band conditions were pretty good. I am not a great operator, so thanks to everyone who worked me. Tony W8CDC

N8HZM - Antenna problems. Could work 40m only, no antenna for 80m. Got lonely toward the end.:-)

N0RZ - I had some broken qrn and qsb and antennas coated in ice caused 2 broken qsos. I test drove a friends kx3, what a rig! Maybe I can sell enough pop bottles to buy one. until next time 73

W1ND - This was a challenging Sprint. Noise here S5-S7 at times. Had to turn off all the lights in the house, including near my rig (that made for some fun operating). Lots of SKCC folks out. Only one 40M contact, can't wait for Spring & Summer when I get two more bands up here. Finally worked Jerry (K4KBL) He peaked at 589 in the QSO just before me. Another fun one.

NN3E - Thanks everyone fer the QSO'S Stay safe 72 Kevin

KE5YUM - I only managed 1 complete contact in my allotted time for the sprint. Thank you WT4U! This is my last sprint from Texas as my wife and I are moving to Arkansas later this month. All the best, Terry

WI8J - Great fun! Thanks for the contacts! 72

VE3DQN - Operating from my home QTH with a low compromised antenna is always tough. Only a few signals were breaking above the noise level.

KC1DVT - This could have been behind the lines in Europe. Total radio silence except for a single CQ NA on 20 & 40m. Pathetic conditions.

WD4EX - This was my first time back in the sprint. Used Viking SpeedX hand key working KX3@5Watts into a 35ft high 20/40 meter Folded Skeleton Sleeve Dipole (QST 2011). Antenna worked on 80 meters but not as well. Thanks to all.

W4EDN - 80 was great, 40 was ZERO. was going to work 30 mins, and stayed the whole time.

W3TTT - I think that this is a personal best for me. Bands were great! I hope that everyone had as much fun as I did. RBN had me hitting WA TX and Canary Islands - 5 watts! Fantastic. Started on 40 and called CQ. When getting no more answers, I switched to 80 and it was hoppin'. Rig was an FT-891 cranked down to the lowest power - five watts of course. Ant was my "vertical" wire into a tree. It actually slopes at abt 45 degrees, so who can tell what the rad pattern would be. Power was frm a battery but we don't get extra points for that, do we?

VE3SIF - tnx for the qsos - a fun sprint. 80 meters was a bit noisier than usual here.

K4JPN - Tried 20M, but nothing heard, switched to 80M and 40M and picked up a number of members in spite of the heavy QRN. 72, Steve K4JPN

KC3MIO - It's always interesting to look back at the log and see where the QSO "deserts" are - the time periods when none are made. Sometimes they occur when trying to dig signals out of band without many (40 last night). As usual lately, 20 was dead here in PA, only 3 on 40 and 80 was the mainstay. I heard WI5H but could only make out WI5 and he couldn't hear me. A bunch of stations responded to my CQ in the last minute but I couldn't sort them out so I called it a sprint. Used the G90 last night and it continues to be fun to operate. 73/72, Rich

WA1GWH - Conditions on 80m were quickly up and down, QSB wise. I'd get one part of the exchange easily and then miss another a second or so later. Thank you for all the repeats, operators! The new 5 column logging format is FB! 72, Garry, WA1GWH

K4BAI - About 1:37 hours of operating time. Took time out for two NTS nets (receiving 3 messages and NCS of one net) and working one of the two QRP foxes on 40M. Bands pretty good, but never got a good run going on 80M. No signals on 20M prior to start time. Thanks for all QSOs. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

K1IX - Where was everybody ?

KD3CA - 40 and 80 mtrs both pretty active here . Sri I did miss a few in the QRM. Many thanks to all for the call's. 73 Don

KW4WA - First timer. It was really nice to contact Hams using simple equipment.

KW2A - All-tube rig for this sprint; 1-tube crystal controlled transmitter @ 3W and Drake 2B receiver.

N2GDS - Poor band conditions and serious fading!

WT4U - A busy Sprint, and one of my best in a while. Even tried 20 a few times: deathly quiet, though RBN claimed I was getting out. 40 was great for the first hour. 80 was crowded and noisy, and required some knob twiddling to home in on the right signal. A fun evening.

NO2D - NAQCC and fox hunt on at same time. NAQCC won out this time. Did not get any foxes, but happy to get three NAQCC members. As always, thanks to those who make the sprints possible. Pete, NO2D

AA0W - Late start band was in fair condition. Thanks for the QSO's. KX2 internal battery

WX4RM - Conditions were marginal, 20 meters DOA. 40 meters produced good distant contacts, all North/South from Canada to Florida. 80 meters was again the most productive, being able to work the neighboring states. I just could not get my signal to go West tonite.

W4KRN - Started a bit late in the Sprint. Stayed on 80m, strong signals there, but dealt with some QSB. Wished I had of gotten on earlier. Tnx for all the contacts. 72

NR3Z - Always fun

WA2FBN - Only able to get on last 15 min. Tough copy thru all the noise. 72 Ken

AB9BZ - 40 Meters was quiet by me, called CQ many times but no luck. Picked up a station while tuning around. Thanks for the sprint. 73 ab9bz Dave

W6GY - W6GY in Idaho using the IC-705 and 40M 3 El wire Beam. Enjoyed the Sprint. Notables were WB4OMM-5933 FL and KL7CW-2333 AK. Stations heard, not worked: 40M KC6CNN, N4OW, N8LA, N8HZM, WB8LZH 80M AI6SL, N0TA Looking forward to next month...73 Gary

KA2KGP - A good nite for the sprint. 80m. was the best band as 40m, was weak here in WNY, Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. with an old WWII German Junkers straight key. Keep warm everyone! 73

KQ1P - Skunked!

AA5LH - Thanks everyone attempting to contact with me on 40M. I saw on RBN that I was getting out but I just I didn't hear you. Noise/Static at the QTH. Come warmer weather, some antenna work needs to be done. Take care & Be Safe.

VE9BEL - I heard one station that's it. 73 Bernard

W2SH - 40m was a bit more populated than in the prior two sprints. I took a break at 0200Z to gain a pelt in the 40m Fox Hunt before switching to 80m where the activity was much greater than on 40m; as a result the QRM was intense. With 30 inches of snow on the ground, I found that my antenna tuner settings needed considerable readjustment in order to get minimal SWR.

N8LA - KX3; 5w; 200' Dipole @ 35'; NAQCCode Warrior. 80 noisy but started calling CQ and finally got some answers and ran some from NC -- there seems to be some kind of direct line between here and NC. Heard KD2KEH calling CQ just below NAQCC frequencies and gave him a call and chatted a while since it had been quite a while since I had made a contact. He was SKCC and I was using keyer, but we still had a nice short chat. Was then able to work a few more after that. Thanks to all who worked me and apologies to all I was unable to work. I hope we all can connect next time. Best 72/73 to all. Lou, N8LA

AA2VG - Had some fun working portable from SC

NF8M - Operating time 1.5 hrs. 40 was noisy and sparse so I went to 80. Nice run in last half hour. Tnx for calls. 72 all.

N5GW - KX3 to doublet and straight key. There was some QRN on 40 and 80 due to local rain front. Most signals were strong enough, but I lost one Florida station to the QSB dragon. Maybe next month 20 will start to open up.

AK3X - Only on for the last half hour or so and using a storm damaged antenna. Ice loading and wind snapped my no expenses spared fiberglass fishing pole that makes up the upper 17 feet of my mast. Spliced it together with Gorilla tape but antenna apex is now at about 17 or 18 feet. Have a new pole (Spiderbeam 40 ft) waiting for the weather to clear and allow me to put the antenna back up to a better height. 72 to all for now, Peter