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NN7SS(K6UFO)   Single Op QRP   8,2152017-08-05 16:06:07
Limited time, tried to pick up 10m and 15m contacts early.
Made for good Mults but low rate. Then tune for the loud
stations who might hear me, call and call, move on...

NN7SS Burt WA (K6UFO op)

Remote operation from CA to WA
10, 15, 20m: Force12 C-31XR at 72 ft
Elecraft K3 set to 5 watts
RemoteRig and K3/0-Mini control head
Writelog
 
K7AZT   Single Op LP   7,8002017-08-05 16:20:54
Ten and fifteen meter openings early in the contest added to the fun. Twenty
was okay after 10 and 15 closed, but not gang buster. Had to QRT too early for
40m activity.
 
AAØFO   Single Op LP   7,6612017-08-05 17:10:02
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO ROLL THROUGH THE AREA THROUGHOUT THE CONTEST. AFTER
POWERING DOWN 3 TIMES I'VE GIVEN UP DUE TO ON GOING STORM BACK FILLING AND
WEATHER MAN'S ASSERTION THAT WE ARE GOING TO GET 3 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH THE
EARLY A.M.

SORRY TO MY FELLOW TEAM MEMBERS, KC STARS.
 
WB8JUI   Single Op LP   4,0002017-08-05 18:04:07
73 - Rick WB8JUI
 
N7RD   Single Op LP   10,2402017-08-05 18:06:26
Was fun just wish I had more time.
 
W3TB   Single Op LP   18,5642017-08-05 18:44:00
Very strange bands, especially 40m for propagation under 250 miles.
Really good how 10m opened at all!
 
KC4HW   Single Op LP   16,8302017-08-05 19:08:35
Thanks for the entertainment and QSOs!

20m was pretty good, considering, early afternoon. 40m was tough these
evening.
Oh well, guess that is life at the bottom of the cycle!
 
VE2FK   Single Op LP   56,0792017-08-05 19:33:26
Too bad the 80m dipole is down.
Lot of fun.
Thanks for the Q

73, Claude VE2FK
 
W5WZ   Single Op LP   5,2072017-08-05 19:38:42
Members of the Louisiana Contest Club, and others, used the name PAT in memory
of our friend, Dr. Pat Sonnier, W5WMU, now SK. 73 de W5WZ
 
K3SEN   Single Op LP   16,4002017-08-05 19:51:46
Wish I had a real antenna! Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN Yaesu FTdx-1200 /
Diamond stealth BB7V.
 
AD9I   M/2 LP   8,7782017-08-05 19:54:13
Got a late start.
 
KI1U   Single Op LP   17,0242017-08-05 20:14:38
Rig - K3/100
Software - N1MM
Antenna - G5RV at 50'
 
AI6DO   Single Op QRP   2,3202017-08-05 20:21:12
Operated the same portable QRP setup I used on Field Day,
minus the friendly fire from my own HT: KX3 and PX3 at
5 watts, inverted-vee fan dipole for 40M and 20M suspended
25 feet up in a tree with 25 feet of coax, for most of the
session anyway. Due to poor anchoring, my antenna fell down
while I was transmitting my exchange to N0AX, pretty much
right on top of me. By the time my state was sent, I was
like a meatball in a big pile of spaghetti. It was easy
enough to hoist it back up since nothing got tangled, and
nothing got hit by the heavy center insulator balun.
Tried to run a few times, but no callers and only one weak
hit on RBN. Thanks for the QSOs!
 
N6EE(@NN2DX)   Single Op LP   34,4542017-08-05 20:22:51
Used Remote Ham Radio station in Monticello New York. Worked great but had to
QRT early :(

Thanks for all the Q's - it was fun.
73,
Ron N6EE
 
K3HW   Single Op LP   21,0902017-08-05 20:26:34
Pretty good conditions on the east coast. Lots of activity. This was 100
percent search and pounce. Tribander at 43 feet and wires into IC-7300.
Surprised how my low dipole at only 37 feet played. That was used for all the
40 and 80 meter contacts. I didn't even switch to the vertical. Go AOCC! I
will be on vacation for SSB so I will see you in CQWW RTTY. 73 de Bill K3HW ..
 
ND9G   Single Op LP   27,6862017-08-05 20:42:18
IC-7300, GAP Challenger DX
 
AB9YC   M/2 LP   82,0582017-08-05 20:43:13
I was SOLP (A), but they classify assisted as M/2. I was really shooting for
100k, but just didn't make it.
 
W5FMH(MMØLID)   Single Op LP   165,2122017-08-05 20:52:24
Lots of fun.
Struggle at the start due to storms in the area and creating havoc.

Storms cleared and turned out to be very good Conditions. bands seemed in good
shape.
Plenty activity as usual.
Rates were steady during runs.

See you in SSB in a few weeks.

Thanks to the sponsors and organisers. Now 1 of my favourite contests on the
calendar.

73 Scott

*Contesting is a way of life*
 
N5PHT   Single Op LP   26,2742017-08-05 20:53:21
Thanks - fun and good practice.
 
K2AL   Single Op QRP   6,1362017-08-05 20:53:25
IC-746, 5 watts, 3-el mini beam, dipole.
Decent condx.
 
VE3GFN   Single Op LP   50,0382017-08-05 20:55:57
Condx much better than anticipated!

On 80M, I worked 86 Qs in one hour, mostly S&P, and hit a rate of 140+
 
KD2KW   Single Op LP   1,0802017-08-05 20:57:18
Only got two hours in after returning from the Austin Summerfest. Being new to
CW contesting I wanted to S&P to get familiar with CW and the contest
exchanges.
 
NØAX   Single Op LP   56,1262017-08-05 21:00:10
Had a great time until thunderstorms forced a shutdown. Too bad because the
bands sounded pretty good - even 10 meters was open to some degree at the
beginning. Well, that's August in the midwest! Go lizards!
 
K5TRI   Single Op LP   3,2802017-08-05 21:05:10
Low effort participation due to other obligations. Good to be back on the air.

Thanks for all the QSOs.

73 Mike
 
K3PP   Single Op LP   31,0082017-08-05 21:05:11
Thank you! Fun contest! I didn't feel very loud and I had a hard time getting
any runs going, but I'm still happy with the results.
 
KO7SS   M/2 LP   9,3132017-08-05 21:05:27
Chased spots for a few hours after work. First time there has not been evening
thunderstorms in 3 weeks. Couldn't seem to work other AZ Outlaws, bands were
already long when I got on.

73, Bill, Mt Lemmon, AZ
 
AD5TT   Single Op LP   16,8632017-08-05 21:07:58
My first full contest! What a blast. I really enjoyed making contact with
several CW Ops members.

IC-7200
LDG AT-600Proll Tuner
Multiband dipole up 55ft
N1MM+
 
KØUK   Single Op LP   39,6902017-08-05 21:09:00
Tough sledding. Thunderstorm, rain, with static. It is what it is..PTL bill K0UK
 
KD5DD(NN5O)   Single Op LP   85,1402017-08-05 21:11:18
Call used: KD5DD Name used: Dixie (for Deep DIXIE Contest Club)
Operator: Larry, NN5O

Loads of fun, but I had to bail before 10 hours was up.

Since I cut my right hand (3 fingers...more than 50 stitches) pretty bad on a
compound miter saw recently and had to operate NAQP with bandages on right hand
and metal brace on middle finer, it was very hard to send...and I made many
errors entering call signs into N1MM+. So, thanks to everyone for your great
patience.

It was terrific to work so many CWOps friends, as well as friends from other
contest clubs I'm in (ex: DFWCG).

I look forward to the next one.

Huge thanks to all team members for the Deep Dixie Contest Club
(http://deepdixiecc.org), too!

73,
--Dr. Larry S. Anderson, NN5O #1327
Tupelo, MS (birthplace of Elvis)
Rig: Ten-Tec Orion 565AT ~100w into 400 foot horizontal loop up 40 feet
 
W4NBS   Single Op LP   39,0002017-08-05 21:14:08
100w; 80m dipole @ 30FT
Yaesu FT-1000MP Mk V
 
K9KJ   Single Op LP   6,2542017-08-05 21:14:38
Super short duration - had many family obligations. Tried to get over 50 tho.
 
W7WHY   Single Op LP   8,0602017-08-05 21:15:43
In and out of the shack all day, just S&P'ing around.

Thanks for the Q's and 73
Tom W7WHY
 
W4QO   Single Op QRP   28,0002017-08-05 21:17:27
KX3 at 5 watts (LP100A) --- 3 el yagi + 80M horiz loop at 80'
 
K9CT   Single Op LP   237,1202017-08-05 21:19:34
I decided to do the first ten hours as storms are approaching from the west. It
was getting noisier as the contest progressed. Sorry if I could not get some
calls. I didn't want to guess.

Nice early E skip on higher bands but gone quickly. I kept looking for later
openings. I was able to get some stations to move with some success. Thanks!

SO2R with FlexRadio 6700 and Maestro.

Thanks for the QSOs and see you in NAQP SSB.

73, Craig K9CT
 
KE4S   Single Op LP   43,7222017-08-05 21:21:08
Rig- K3/P3, Expert 1.3K-FA
Ant- 4el SteppIR @ 17m for 40m thru 6m
80m horizontal loop on 160m thru 40m
W7KF Skyhook II inverted L for 160m/80m
 
KA6BIM   Single Op LP   51,1832017-08-05 21:24:45
Sure nice to have a bit of openings on 10 and 15 meters.
 
K8FU   Single Op LP   39,9502017-08-05 21:25:53
Icom Pro ll

End Fed Half Wave @ 50' Over the Rutabaga Fields and Through the Neighbors
Barn

Computer went South (of course) Deep Dixie with 2.5 hrs to go..................
 
WI9WI   Single Op QRP   45,8282017-08-05 21:26:46
I planned to operate about 6 hours, but the bands were pretty good, with 10 and
15 providing more QSOs and mults than expected, so I put in some extra time.
About 75% of the QSOs were S&P. I probably was able to work about 80% of
the stations I called while S&P, some with a lot of repeats. I was able to
CQ productively on 20 and a bit on 40. I was able to CQ with answers on 10 and
15, but the rate was much better S&P so I gave that up. Only 1 QSO from
CQing on 80. Of the 20 or so stations I called on 160 I was able to work 2
easily and 2 with a lot of effort on the part of the other station-thanks W9RE
and NA8V. Good activity. I had 2 ND stations in a row call in while CQing on
40. That must be a first for me. Thanks to all who pulled out my signal.

Gear: K-3 5W
C-19 at 55 ft 20/15/10
Dipole at 50 ft 40/80
Phased (2) verticals 40
Short vertical 80/160
Beverages (really helped on low bands)
WriteLog

73 Jim
 
ND4Y   Single Op LP   47,8722017-08-05 21:33:13
Nice working regulars again. 160 was in great shape here in southeast Kentucky
 
KC9EE   Single Op LP   88,9922017-08-05 21:33:47
Static crashes on 80 were a bit annoying and I missed not having a 160 antenna
for the mults
 
N5UM   Single Op LP   108,5582017-08-05 21:37:31
No too bad on 20 and 40. Horrendous QRN on 80 and 160 from nearby storms.

Rig: IC-7410 100W
MicroHam CW Keyer (Win Keyer)
N1MM+

Antennas: Hustler 6BTV on ground 32 radials
102 ft doublet up 40 ft - 450 ohm line to 4:1 balun just outside
shack
160M inverted L also used thru tuner on other bands

73 - Al N5UM
 
W6NF   Single Op LP   37,2362017-08-05 21:38:10
Very gratifying result. The long-wire played well on 40 and adequately on 80. 20
was a little odd early in the NAQP with normally very loud stations, like K5TR,
S5 at best. It did get better later. I think folks ignored 15 when it was
actually open quite well in the first hour or two...just not many people home.
I called CQ for a bit on 10 and snagged AB0S but Tim, and his solid S9 signal,
was the only station heard. Maybe we should make the band a part of the VHF
contest. :>)
 
KB1RI   Single Op LP   23,7122017-08-05 21:38:18
Put in a larger effort than I was expecting. Got to put in a full 10 hours.
Beat my goal of 200 Q's. Feeling good about this score and the overall effort
which was almost all S&P. First hour was a bit off the mark. I also made
an error and only took a 20 minute dinner break instead of a full 31 minute
break. My rate on 80m was better during 03-04Z hour and I could have gone to
0430Z. Will do that better next time.
 
K9MA   Single Op LP   43,0782017-08-05 21:46:11
Very much part time.

K3
TH7 at 21 M
A3 at 15 M, fixed SE
40 M rotatable dipole at 23 M
Shunt fed tower on 80 and 160

(18 by 36 meter city lot)
 
K3WA   Single Op LP   136,5182017-08-05 21:47:07
What fun. Started with the notion of finishing early because the last hour or
two have been slow here the past few NAQPs. Big mistake. Low band signals
just started to get strong when I finished my 10 hours. Missed 2 states - AK
and NE.
 
W4FS(@W2RE)   Single Op LP   100,0482017-08-05 21:47:23
Had a great time in this running of the August NAQP CW!

Many thanks to Ray W2RE for the use of an RHR station for the contest! The
remote setup worked flawlessly as always.

Thanks for all the Q's!

Cheers & 73,
Tucker
W4FS
 
KØZR   Single Op LP   98,7482017-08-05 21:49:54
Conditions did not seem as poor as the numbers would indicate: SFI = 74, SN =
13. did not have many runs worth discussing this contest.
 
KØVXU   Single Op LP   122,3032017-08-05 21:53:57
K3, TH6DXX, Sloping Vees (40 & 80), Inv L (160), N1MM+

Tough conditions. Storms entire contest with horrendous levels of QRN. 160
and 80 had QRN levels at S9+45 dB. The rain around 0300Z was coming down at a
rate of 1"/hour. Still some signals squeaked through and were gobbled up.
My apologies to those who called that I could not copy.

This one was hard on the ears but still fun. Thanks to all who copied me and
provided a QSO.

73,
Russ
 
WW9R   Single Op LP   45,7042017-08-05 21:54:35
Thanks for all the Q's. This was a lot of fun. See you all in the NAQP - SSB.

Pat WW9R
icom 7300 @ 100 W
1/4 vertical for 80 mtrs
Gap Voyager for 20 & 40 meters
N1mm+ for logging
 
K9NR   Single Op LP   160,0582017-08-05 21:54:52
Much better than last year!
 
AD8J   Single Op LP   130,0952017-08-05 21:57:32
That was fun. Sure were a lot of VE3's on for this one.

Remote operation:
TS-480
160/80 inverted L with raised radials
SteppIR DB-36
 
N4AF   Single Op LP   225,4232017-08-05 22:06:19
day and night (no pun) diff between high bands and low.
I felt like getting out ok, but just not a lot to work on the higher bands.
Then night came and things got more interesting.
73, Howie
NAQP-CW SUMMARY SHEET

CONTEST: NAQP-CW
START DATE: 05-08-17
CALLSIGN USED: N4AF
LOCATOR: FM15

CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CLUB: Potomac Valley Radio Club
NAME: Howard Hoyt N4AF
ADDRESS: 549 Bluebird Trail
ADDRESS-CITY: Blounts Creek
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: NC
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 27814
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
EMAIL: HOWIE.N4AF@GMAIL.COM

OPERATING TIME: 09:57:00
CQ COUNTER: 1985
RUN/SEARCH: 748/358 Qs
UNIQUE CALLSIGNS: 661

SOFTWARE: TR4W v.4.61.4 http://www.tr4w.net

BAND Raw QSOs Valid QSOs Points Mults Countries
__________________________________________________________
160CW 72 70 70 25 0
80CW 215 212 212 40 0
40CW 408 400 400 51 3
20CW 276 273 273 48 4
15CW 103 102 102 26 2
10CW 32 32 32 8 0
__________________________________________________________

Totals 1106 1089 1089 198 9

Final Score = 225423 points.
 
K2RD   Single Op LP   11,6002017-08-05 22:06:28
Thanks for the qsos.
 
K9NW   Single Op LP   58,2402017-08-05 22:07:36
K3 @ 100w
40m dipole @ 25'

Pretty decent condx for August.

Tnx QSOs!

73, Mike K9NW
 
K4AFE   Single Op LP   46,3742017-08-05 22:15:54
Thanks for the QSOs to West Tennessee. This contest is always a lot of fun.

Come visit our site: http://www.deepdixiecc.org
and join us for the next contest!!

Kenwood TS-990S
MFJ-998 Tuner
Ameritron ALS-600PS
102ft G5RV
520ft 160m Horizontal Loop
Cushcraft R8 Vertical
K9AY Receive Array
 
AA7V   Single Op LP   120,8182017-08-05 22:17:08
Nice that 10 meters was open for just a short time.
Also nice summer WX QRN subsided a little just in time for the NAQP.
Yaesu FT450D, 90w, tribander at 38 ft, 40/80 Inv V at 40 ft.
Thanks for the QSOs
 
K5CM(W5CW)   Single Op LP   190,1372017-08-05 22:17:11
Great to have the Es on 10 and 15 meters, but the really bad QRN form very
nearby storms canceled that out.
 
K2ZR   Single Op LP   73,5562017-08-05 22:19:07
RIG: K2 @95W
ANTS: 660' CF WIRE - 407' EF WIRE - HX5Bi HEXBEAM
LOG: N1MM LOGGER+
73,
DICK, K2ZR
 
NN4K   Single Op LP   43,9562017-08-05 22:23:16
WX condx good, band noise not so good but lots of Qs and fun. Thanks for the Qs.
Sorry to the few that I busted the call signs and asked for repeats. There are a
ton of great CW operators out there and glad you guys are keeping the bands full
of CW opportunities.
73 Mac NN4K
 
K1PQS   Single Op LP   12,0352017-08-05 22:24:10
All S&P - testing new antennas at new QTH. Need more work.
 
K7ABV   Single Op LP   13,4002017-08-05 22:24:38
pretty qrl most of the day, had fun for 3 hours...wanted to be sure MT was well
represented looks like we had a good showing...tnx to all for the q's...good
time
 
N7IR   Single Op QRP   54,1202017-08-05 22:25:22
Thanks for the contacts and your extreme patience on the low bands.

73
Gary, N7IR
 
K7SV   Single Op LP   185,5232017-08-05 22:25:52
Bands were fair and qrn not too bad.
 
W4OC   Single Op LP   220,8052017-08-05 22:26:21
Activity very good. Low bands noisy, but good.
Thanks for all the Q's and mults.
 
K9IJ   Single Op LP   12,7682017-08-05 22:27:14
Got in a bit more time than I expected. Wire antennas are getting flakey and
40/80 doesn't work at all. Health issues are keeping me from working on them,
Woe is me. Still have enough other antennas to keep going for now.
 
VE3SST   Single Op LP   3,8252017-08-05 22:29:36
On and off as time permitted. Had fun and will keep working at improving.
 
N7US   Single Op LP   123,4642017-08-05 22:29:46
K3S/P3 SteppIR, 40M 2L, 80M sloper, 160M inverted vee
 
K9ZO   Single Op LP   82,7402017-08-05 22:31:46
160: The 80 meter vertical
80: vertical wire in a tree
40: inverted vee at 33 ft.
20: inverted vee at 33 ft.
15: The 20/40 antenna. Band was busy, but could not get through.
10: no antenna

Flex lost connection with computer and network. Had to rewire, reboot, and
start late.
 
NF4A   Single Op LP   108,6402017-08-05 22:33:16
This is the first contest I have ever operated on all bands 160-10....loaded the
80 meter wire and made 19 Qs....10 was open early in the contest too.
Thought I would have a little fun and use Bubba as my name.....had to do a few
repeats.....but it was fun Heavy QRN on 40, 80, and 160. Glad to work all the
TOM stations in Texas in honor of K5IID SK....sure will miss you Tom !!
 
W5TM   Single Op LP   116,6882017-08-05 22:34:09
K3s
Dipoles
 
N4PN   Single Op LP   146,5312017-08-05 22:34:35
Lots of activity on all bands...even little opening on 10m..
Looks strange...as many mults on 160 as on 15m..
Thanks NCJ...it was a lot fun...
Got a little tired at the end...
73, Paul, N4PN
 
K6NV   Single Op LP   7,9912017-08-05 22:35:20
Thanks for the Q's.............Bob
 
VE3YT   Single Op LP   68,9042017-08-05 22:35:29
No thunderstorms!! Lots of great CW ops. Sorry I couldn't hear a couple of
people down in the noise on 160. Thanks for a fun cw contest. 73 Vic
 
N5XE   Single Op LP   10,2952017-08-05 22:36:02
Casual entry. Very noisy on 80 meters. I wish I would have spent more time on
10 and 15 meters, but grandkids took priority.

FT2000 at 30 watts
Tribander and wires
 
W6RW   Single Op LP   73,9202017-08-05 22:37:38
I think that this was my first NAQP where I did not get a visit from Murphy. It
sure makes a difference in the score. As usual, I had a great time. GO ARIZONA
OUTLAWS!
 
WA6URY   Single Op LP   7,1502017-08-05 22:38:29
Some casual operating between other weekend activities. Tnx for the Qs ! 73, Dan
- remote in Tokyo
 
N9CK   Single Op LP   249,4002017-08-05 22:38:42
Great activity! Tnx for the qsos, and sri if I could not pull you through in the
heavy qrn.
73
Steve N9CK
 
KU8E   Single Op LP   124,9502017-08-05 22:40:03
K3/100 and wires
 
N4OGW   Single Op LP   264,0892017-08-05 22:40:32
Good short skip on 10 and 15 in the beginning- too bad it didn't last very long.
The low bands were super noisy here!
 
AA3B   Single Op LP   228,2762017-08-05 22:40:53
Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: AA3B
CONTEST: NAQP-CW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW CW
OPERATORS: AA3B

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1800 0 0 0 52 32 14 98 98 8.8
1900 0 0 32 53 11 2 98 196 17.5
2000 0 0 21 21 3 0 45 241 21.5
2100 0 0 46 58 0 0 104 345 30.8
2200 0 0 25 25 2 0 52 397 35.5
2300 0 0 78 43 0 0 121 518 46.3
0000 0 0 70 45 0 0 115 633 56.6
0100 0 80 69 3 0 0 152 785 70.2
0200 22 76 37 1 1 1 138 923 82.5
0300 37 28 0 0 0 0 65 988 88.3
0400 3 48 38 0 0 0 89 1077 96.2
0500 22 20 0 0 0 0 42 1119 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 84 252 416 301 49 17 1119

Gross QSOs=1127 Dupes=8 Net QSOs=1119

Unique callsigns worked = 672

The best 60 minute rate was 158/hour from 0117 to 0216
The best 30 minute rate was 176/hour from 0117 to 0146
The best 10 minute rate was 204/hour from 0117 to 0126

The best 1 minute rates were:
6 QSOs/minute 2 times.
5 QSOs/minute 9 times.
4 QSOs/minute 39 times.
3 QSOs/minute 114 times.
2 QSOs/minute 194 times.
1 QSOs/minute 176 times.

There were 576 bandchanges and 307 (27.4%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
4 689
5 333
6 88
7 6
8 2
9 1

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
IL 8 19 39 35 0 0 101 9.0
CA 0 5 27 43 9 4 88 7.9
TX 4 4 24 27 8 1 68 6.1
VA 7 28 18 4 0 0 57 5.1
TN 6 16 14 18 1 0 55 4.9
ON 8 20 25 1 0 0 54 4.8
OH 3 11 23 1 0 0 38 3.4
AZ 0 3 11 18 2 0 34 3.0
WI 4 7 13 10 0 0 34 3.0
PA 3 11 9 4 4 2 33 2.9
FL 1 6 13 9 2 0 31 2.8
GA 4 7 13 7 0 0 31 2.8
IN 4 7 14 4 0 0 29 2.6
MO 0 3 9 9 3 2 26 2.3
MN 1 7 12 6 0 0 26 2.3
NC 4 7 13 2 0 0 26 2.3
NY 3 11 8 2 0 0 24 2.1
MD 6 12 3 2 0 0 23 2.1
MS 2 2 6 5 6 1 22 2.0
MI 1 7 13 1 0 0 22 2.0
MA 4 9 6 1 0 0 20 1.8
LA 0 0 8 5 3 2 18 1.6
AL 0 2 5 9 1 0 17 1.5
KS 0 1 6 7 1 1 16 1.4
WA 0 1 3 11 0 0 15 1.3
SC 1 4 10 0 0 0 15 1.3
KY 1 3 8 2 0 0 14 1.3
CO 0 1 6 5 1 0 13 1.2
OR 0 2 3 7 0 0 12 1.1
AR 0 0 3 6 1 1 11 1.0
NJ 0 5 2 1 2 1 11 1.0
MT 0 2 4 5 0 0 11 1.0
NH 1 2 8 0 0 0 11 1.0
OK 0 1 2 3 2 2 10 0.9
IA 2 1 5 2 0 0 10 0.9
QC 3 4 2 1 0 0 10 0.9
CT 2 4 2 1 0 0 9 0.8
NM 0 2 2 2 1 0 7 0.6
ME 0 2 3 1 1 0 7 0.6
NB 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 0.4
DE 0 3 1 1 0 0 5 0.4
WY 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 0.4
KP4 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.4
UT 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.4
NS 0 0 1 2 0 0 3 0.3
ND 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.3
SD 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.3
WV 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0.3
DX 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.3
HI 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.3
RI 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.3
BC 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.3
NV 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.2
SK 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
ID 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
XE 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
NL 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
TI 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
NE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
KP2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
VT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 84 252 416 301 49 17 1119

------------ E x c h a n g e S u m m a r y ------------------
Exchange 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------------
AJ 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
AL 2 5 5 4 1 1 18 1.6
ALAN 0 0 3 1 0 1 5 0.4
ANDY 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.3
ART 3 2 2 1 0 0 8 0.7
BARRY 0 2 1 1 0 0 4 0.4
BART 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
BEN 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
BERT 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.4
BILL 2 10 17 16 3 2 50 4.5
BILLY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
BO 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
BOB 2 7 14 14 3 1 41 3.7
BRAD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
BRAILLE 0 1 3 0 1 0 5 0.4
BRIAN 1 2 3 0 0 0 6 0.5
BRUCE 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.2
BUBBA 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.4
BUD 1 2 3 2 1 0 9 0.8
BUDDY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
BURT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CARL 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0.4
CARLOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CAROL 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
CARTER 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
CHAS 1 2 3 1 1 0 8 0.7
CHET 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
CHICK 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
CHIP 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
CHRIS 1 2 1 2 0 0 6 0.5
CHUCK 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.4
CJ 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
CLAUDE 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
CLINT 1 1 2 2 0 0 6 0.5
CON 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1
CORD 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
CORT 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
CRAIG 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
CURT 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.4
DALE 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.4
DALLAS 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
DAN 2 2 7 8 1 0 20 1.8
DANA 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.2
DAVE 1 10 14 10 0 0 35 3.1
DAVID 1 1 2 0 0 0 4 0.4
DEN 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
DENNIS 0 1 5 2 0 0 8 0.7
DENNY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
DICK 2 2 4 5 1 1 15 1.3
DIXIE 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.3
DON 2 2 3 2 0 0 9 0.8
DOUG 1 5 5 0 0 0 11 1.0
DREW 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
DWIGHT 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
ED 0 5 6 6 0 0 17 1.5
ELLEN 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
ERIC 0 1 2 1 1 0 5 0.4
ERNIE 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.2
FAB 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
FRANK 1 2 1 1 0 0 5 0.4
FRED 1 2 0 1 0 0 4 0.4
GARY 1 7 10 9 3 1 31 2.8
GENE 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2
GEO 1 2 0 2 0 0 5 0.4
GEORGE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
GIL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
GLEN 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0.3
GLENN 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
GORDON 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
GRANT 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0.3
GREG 2 1 4 2 0 0 9 0.8
GUMP 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.2
GUS 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
GUY 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.4
GYLN 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
HAL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
HAMLET 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
HANK 0 1 2 2 1 0 6 0.5
HARRY 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
HARVEY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
HOWARD 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
IAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
IGOR 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.3
IRA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
IZ 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
JACK 2 3 4 2 0 0 11 1.0
JAY 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.3
JB 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
JEAN 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.3
JEFF 2 5 8 1 0 0 16 1.4
JERRY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
JIM 3 5 23 19 1 0 51 4.6
JOE 2 4 5 3 0 0 14 1.3
JOEL 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 0.4
JOHN 6 11 19 15 2 0 53 4.7
JON 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 0.5
JOSE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
JOSH 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.2
KARL 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
KEITH 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.4
KEN 0 3 4 4 0 0 11 1.0
KENNY 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
KEVIN 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
KIM 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.3
KIRK 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.3
KITTY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
KURT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
LANE 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
LAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
LARRY 1 1 5 3 0 0 10 0.9
LEE 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.3
LEO 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
LEON 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
LES 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
LEW 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
LOCO 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
LOU 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
MAC 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
MARK 1 6 6 7 3 0 23 2.1
MARKO 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.3
MARSH 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
MARSHALL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
MATT 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
MAX 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
MEL 0 1 3 1 0 0 5 0.4
MET 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
MIKE 4 15 20 10 0 0 49 4.4
MITCH 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.4
NANCY 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
NED 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
NICK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
NIZ 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.2
ORV 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
OSZI 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
PAT 1 2 6 5 1 1 16 1.4
PAUL 1 4 8 5 0 1 19 1.7
PAULA 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
PETE 0 1 0 2 0 0 3 0.3
PETER 0 2 3 0 0 0 5 0.4
PHIL 1 3 2 1 0 0 7 0.6
PIERRE 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
RAFA 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
RALPH 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.3
RANDY 0 2 2 2 0 0 6 0.5
RAY 0 2 6 1 0 0 9 0.8
RIC 1 1 0 1 0 0 3 0.3
RICH 1 1 2 1 0 0 5 0.4
RICK 0 3 2 1 0 0 6 0.5
ROB 2 1 3 2 1 0 9 0.8
ROCCO 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
ROD 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
ROL 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.2
RON 0 4 6 8 1 0 19 1.7
RUSS 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.4
RUSTY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
RYAN 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
SAM 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.3
SAUL 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
SCOTT 1 2 4 2 0 0 9 0.8
SCOTTY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
SEJO 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
SERGE 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
SETH 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
SHEL 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
SID 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
SMITH 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
STAN 0 1 1 1 0 0 3 0.3
STEF 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.2
STEVE 3 9 15 9 2 0 38 3.4
STU 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
SUMMER 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.2
TD 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
TED 0 3 3 2 1 0 9 0.8
TIM 2 4 7 8 0 0 21 1.9
TJ 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
TODD 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
TOM 4 9 17 17 6 2 55 4.9
TONY 2 2 2 0 0 0 6 0.5
TOR 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.4
VAL 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
VIC 1 3 1 0 0 0 5 0.4
VLAD 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.3
WALT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
WARD 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.2
WAYNE 0 3 3 1 0 0 7 0.6
WILBUR 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.1
WILEY 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
WILL 0 3 2 3 0 0 8 0.7
YAN 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.2
YURI 1 2 1 0 0 0 4 0.4
-------------------------------------------------------------------

U.S. Call Areas Worked
Area QSOs Pct
--------------------
0 117 10.5
1 62 5.5
2 61 5.5
3 84 7.5
4 183 16.4
5 125 11.2
6 92 8.2
7 71 6.3
8 82 7.3
9 156 13.9
--------------------
Total 1033 92.3

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 360
2 bands 207
3 bands 78
4 bands 24
5 bands 3
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 6 66 166 115 5 2
 
K5AX   Single Op LP   184,7822017-08-05 22:40:57
Thanks for the Q's. Lotsa fun. Low bands big time noisey here. Had to work for
Q's.
 
WJ9B   Single Op LP   167,0122017-08-05 22:43:40
73, wj9b
 
K9MMS   Single Op LP   23,0002017-08-05 22:55:59
Just a part-time effort. 1.7 hours on 15 and 20 meters near the beginning. 2
hours on 160 and 80 near the end. Worked outside in between operating times.
94% of QSOs via CQs.

Thanks for the Qs, Ms, and fun.

73,
Gary . K9MMS
 
N6WM(@K6LRG)   Single Op LP   35,7002017-08-05 22:56:39
First.. 10 meters.. YAY be there or be square.

Very part time effort. Had commitment to go to Fremont Art and wine fest, XYL
did not even know I was qrv prior.. hi hi.

She was cool with me going qrv after, but needed to cut loose again to take her
to the store..

And then when we got back.. 40,80 and 160 presence.

You know.. participation mult and such...

So..

10 good
15 good
20 broken antenna but acceptable
40 good
80 super fb
160 ok but antenna broke..

Did what I could..

Thanks all for the dog days q's

CU in Side band to talk about all this silliness..

Chris
N6WM
 
N4IQ   Single Op LP   103,8062017-08-05 22:57:19
Band QSOs Pts Sec Mt2 Pt/Q
3.5 204 204 33 0 1.0
7 234 234 44 2 1.0
14 230 230 44 2 1.0
21 39 39 16 1 1.0
28 4 4 4 0 1.0
Total 711 711 141 5 1.0
Score: 103,806 10 Hrs SO2R

Bands in pretty good shape; contacts on all
5 bands. Love these NAQPs. Never heard DC or DE.
Tnx for the Qs.

2x TS590's SO2R; 160M C Windom (used on 80M & 40M)
2x 40/20M SuperLoops NE/SW & NW/SE (used on 40M & 20M);
80M C. Windom (used on 15M); 20/10M SuperLoop (used on 10M)
SDR Pans; N1MM+
 
N8BJQ   Single Op LP   73,9502017-08-05 22:58:17
Missed the first 4.5 hours - had to pick up my wife at the Columbus airport.
Bands were very noisy. The last hour was agonizing. Thanks for the Q's.
 
N6HI   Single Op QRP   2342017-08-05 22:58:51
Ran QRP, 1/2 Watt to a 20 foot end fed wire.
Part time effort, with full time fun.
Station PC is down, had to log on my phone!
Thanks to all the heros that copied my QRPp pipsqueak!
GO ARIZONA OUTLAWS!!! 73 John N6HI
 
KZ5D   Single Op LP   166,1732017-08-05 23:00:07
This one was for you Pat, RIP my friend W5WMU. Pat really enjoyed the NAQP.
Before he built the ME station (W1WMU),we used to have a friendly wager on this
one. Since he had a better antenna farm, he would always spot me 100 Qs. Never
was enough to catch him with all that aluminum. For the last few years, Pat was
the Maine mult for all of us. Interesting that I didn't work or hear anyone from
Maine this year.

Conditions were really weird down here. Ten was open to a lot of places. 15 was
better than last year. 40, 80, and 160 loaded with static due to lingering
storms across the gulf. This made for plenty of repeats. It seems the big
static crash always occurs during the call sign, obliterating a least a couple
dots or dashes.

Overall, it was surprising to end up with lots more mults than last year and a
handful more Qs. Thanks to all for the fun.
 
K7QA   Single Op LP   75,6472017-08-05 23:00:24
Just finished hoisting a new 40 dual bobtail curtain and phased verticals for 80
and 160 in time for NAQP. Very high summer QRN on the low bands. The beverages
made hearing possible.

73, Tom
 
NX5M   Single Op LP   21,7082017-08-05 23:03:47
Just wanted to operate a little but the main objective was to test out some low
band receive antenna stuff I have been working on. A lot of beverage
comparisons were done but I think I have a plan of action. It's not like the
old station location where I had 1300 feet of space in all directions. Must
work with the space available and just make the best of it. Built several
temporary beverages of varying lengths for northeast and northwest and spent a
fair amount of time just testing those out to see what is good and what is not.

Sorry to you 5 guys I called on 160....I know I was weak but I did not even
bother to connect the 160m antenna (used the 80).
A lot of work to be done over the next 3-4 months. Preparing to put up 2 more
towers and get the 15 and 40m stuff up on those as well as build the rest of
the beverages now that I have tested my theory and made some conclusions.
Might even throw up a couple of 20m yagis on the 40m tower instead of using the
pair of tribanders on the current 2nd tower.
I did feel a bit rusty at times when CQ'ing but it has been several months
since I even hooked up a radio.
 
NQ6N   Single Op LP   60,7202017-08-05 23:04:11
Enjoyed the openings on 10 and 15 meters. A casual, part time effort but lots
of fun.

The club competition really adds a lot to this one. I sat in the chair a few
extra hours in hopes of helping with a victory.

73, and thanks for the Qs
 
N6RO   Single Op LP   4642017-08-05 23:04:19
Got on in last 15 minutes of test, after NA6O finished up his full time effort -
he'll post his score tomorrow.
 
WA7LNW   Single Op LP   136,1282017-08-05 23:05:34
Surprised at the number of Montana stations. The name Tom was popular in Texas
and Ed in California. Large thunderstorm cell passed 12 miles east of my QTH,
almost putting an end to tonight's operation. Both 80 and 160 were noisy with
heavy QRN from storms but later in the evening had reasonably good propagation.

Always an exciting summer CW event!
Thanks for all the contacts.
73's de Jack, WA7LNW

TS-480, HEX Beam @ 72 ft., 40, 80, 160 meter wire slopers.
 
K3IE   Single Op LP   121,0882017-08-05 23:05:55
Tnx for the Q's - Hunter, K3IE
 
KØVBU   Single Op LP   93,7562017-08-05 23:05:57
K3; TH6DXX @ 50\'; 80/40 Trapped Inverted V @ 30\'

Wow! 10 and 15 wide open early. 20 fine as usual.
Loooong line of passing thunderstorms made 40 and 80 tough.
Spent part of the evening sucking water up from the basement floor with a wet
vac, contesting in between. Whew!
Thanks for the Q's.
73
Bill K0VBU
 
VA7ST   Single Op LP   36,3582017-08-05 23:06:05
7:45 on, but it felt like 10 hours. Slow going most of the day and evening. 80M
was a bit noisy, but 40M was pretty good -- and productive.

Score better than last year, but a long way down from the solar heydays of 2012
through 2015.

Thanks to all for getting on and making it so much fun.

-- Bud VA7ST
 
W9PA   M/2 LP   126,2002017-08-05 23:06:53
K3, P2,, K-POD, Skyhawk, 40M Moxon, 80m Dipole, 160M 1/4wave slanting wire
Software: DXLog by 9A5K V2.4.14
 
ABØS   Single Op LP   138,2882017-08-05 23:07:00
K3 & ground mounted multi-band vertical.

Thunderstorms in the state made 80m VERY rough copy, so I didn't send as much
time their as I would have liked.

Always great fun!

Tim, AB0S
 
WA1FCN   Single Op LP   97,0302017-08-05 23:07:29
Gosh but the QRN was bad on 80/160. We had two guys from the Caribbean
join our team this year .... That was nice, thanks. Hope you fun.
73 BoB WA1FCN
 
NG7M   Single Op LP   54,8082017-08-05 23:09:04
It was a grind with a vertical. Still had fun. Thanks for the Q's. SteppIR
BigIR Vertical, Pixel Loop for Receive on the low bands and a K3S. I shared
the Pixel loop with the NC7J skimmer server. I only heard two other Utah
stations on, Jim W7CT and Jack WA7LNW later in the contest. I think we were
able to make Utah pretty easy to snag. Max NG7M
 
W9AV   M/2 LP   121,0892017-08-05 23:10:29
I was lazy and used spotting to keep the rates up toward the end, but it didn't
help much. I think I obeyed the 10-minute rule this time. The low frequencies
were noisy from thunderstorms. It was nice to see some early activity on 10 and
15. Go SMC!
 
AI6O   Single Op LP   19,0802017-08-05 23:11:53
Bands were quite good. Had a little slow start on 15 and 20, but picked up late
afternoon. The R9 vertical and 102' end fed didn't do too bad. Missed a few,
but all in all it was a fun contest. Thanks for the Qs. 73

Ed, AI6O
 
NT9E   Single Op LP   1,1602017-08-05 23:12:07
!st CW contest I have entered is about 25 years. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. Had
some software glitches with my Winkeyer but managed to finish. A lot of QRM
this weekend.

HRD DM-780 w/N3FJP NAQP program and W4ELP software bridge.
 
K6GHA   M/2 LP   41,8462017-08-05 23:13:32
fun
 
KØOU   Single Op LP   93,7892017-08-05 23:14:03
Rain es T-storms overhead all day made for very noisy bands. Good signals were
difficult to copy. Hope January is better. Nice to have 15 open for a while at
the start.
 
KG5U   Single Op LP   87,8482017-08-05 23:14:40
Wow. Not I remember why I went to Austin Hamfests--to miss the summer NAQP's!!

This was very painful. So many weak, down in the noise, stations. Had a little
thunderstorm pass to the west of me at the beginning of the contest and I
almost pulled the plug. As long as the thunder was barely audible, I hoped it
would pass by without incident--it did. But, it left 80 and 40 really noisy the
rest of the day.

Many thanks for the QSO's and my requests for repeats.

73 de Dale, KG5U

Station:
1 - Elecraft K3S
Ant: AV640 (10-15-20), 40m inv vee, 80m inv vee
S/W: N1MM Classic (Plus is too buggy at KG5U)
 
W9TC   Single Op LP   3,6752017-08-05 23:17:09
Last 2 hours only. Work and family obligations prevailed this round.
 
W5CT(@N5AW)   M/2 LP   428,7502017-08-05 23:17:43
Lots of fun but we were hearing impaired on 80 and 160. Static peaking 20 db
over S9. Apologies to the many callers we could not pull out of the noise.
Getting some practice working together for WRTC.
 
W6KC   M/2 LP   5,2002017-08-05 23:22:31
Used spotting assistance so submitting as multioperator
 
K6LRN   Single Op LP   68,2382017-08-05 23:22:45
Not the 'best' of condx here. Some power line noise, QRN from thunderstorms
in area.
Thanks for the Qs...73,

Dick
 
W1RH   Single Op LP   89,6772017-08-05 23:24:02
Thanks for the Q's.
 
K9OM   M/2 LP   243,0782017-08-05 23:24:54
Wanted to use Packet Spots to maximize mults so the only option was M/2. With
Packet Spots being very popular, the NAQP should add an Assisted or M/1
category.

Thanks for the Q's!

73,
Dick- K9OM
 
N9NB   Single Op LP   176,1722017-08-05 23:26:02
The weather was beautiful today-- a cool and crisp sunrise, with no clouds in
the sky, and my neighbor passed his technician exam at the Roanoke hamfest
today, so it was very tempting to do antenna work and show him the ropes of how
antennas work, rather than work the contest. But I'm glad I participated, as
things seemed to work well at the station, and I had a lot of fun. The antennas
are finally all tuned up and working the way they should, and I hope to add a
few more low fixed triband antennas for quick pointing to the south and
northeast in the coming weeks. Thanks to those who were willing to try
different bands near the end for missing multipliers! Don W4OC and I had fun
hoping over the entire HF band in just a few minutes, as we worked on all the
bands, and Summer VE5RAC was kind enough to jump from 80 to 40, but I couldn't
hear her on 15 m late at night. Several stations were able to be heard, though,
at around midnight, even when you wouldn't think the band would be open - lots
of fun! Thanks to those who were came along for the cross band attempts, like
K3AJ, W1FJ, W1WBB, W2FU, K5PI, N2GM. Thanks everyone for the QSOs! 73 ted n9nb
 
K4RO   Single Op LP   272,0522017-08-05 23:36:04
Band QSOs Pts Sec Mt2 Pt/Q
1.8 124 124 30 0 1.0
3.5 285 285 45 1 1.0
7 365 365 53 3 1.0
14 339 339 52 3 1.0
21 59 59 26 3 1.0
28 16 16 13 0 1.0
Total 1188 1188 219 10 1.0

Score : 272,052
 
NE4EA   Single Op LP   12,1662017-08-05 23:51:05
Lots of fun tonight! Did anyone notice that 20 Meters was open to the west
coast at about 2200-2230? The propagation prediction showed that time/band as
my best shot for Alaska (I can wish) so I gave it a listen. I only heard a
couple of western stations, though. This score will make a good 'line in the
sand' to measure my improvement next year. Thanks Bill N4IQ for the contact!
 
N6TV   Single Op LP   175,3142017-08-05 23:53:05
Nuts. Thought I was doing OK with 2BSIQ for most of the Contest, despite the
poor conditions. Then when I QSY'd to 160m, the SWR was 9:1! Arrgh.
Something
must have moved a tuning cap. after the contest started. Sigh ...

Ant: 5 el 10, 5 el 15, 5 el 20, 3 el 40, 1 el 80m short rotary dipole,
shunt-fed tower on 160m
Rx Ant: VE3DO Loop
Twr: U.S. Tower HD-589MDPL 89 ft (27 m) crank-up
Rig: Elecraft K3 (2)
SO2R: microHAM MK2R+
Software: Win-Test 4.25.0

73,
Bob, N6TV
 
K7RL   Single Op LP   131,8112017-08-05 23:56:12
Tough going from the northwest corner of the lower 48. Thanks to all for the
Qs.

73, K7RL
 
N6ZFO   Single Op LP   115,0972017-08-06 00:07:08
Pays to stick it out to last minute . last 2 Q's on 80m 2 mins before the bell
netted MD (N3QE) and NV (KM9R) for new mults on that band. KH6DV worked on 80
way before HI sunset.

Worked all states except Nebraska; but DE was a close one. . N8NA found on 80m
late in contest and just one VT QSO.

Amused, but also annoyed, by the station sending: "CQ MYCALL" on low
end of 20m. Good grief.

73 Bill n6zfo
 
KM9M   Single Op LP   5202017-08-06 00:22:40
SOAPBOX: Logged and sent by hand. The arrangement of the
paddles were truly improvised, sorry for the multiple corrections
I had to send. I played 1 hr and 6 minutes after a 12.5 hr work day.
Oh, how I miss HF radio!
73, ZIG-KM9M
 
K7DR   Single Op LP   17,5962017-08-06 00:37:03
FTdx3000
G5RV Jr
135' Inv L 25' high by 110' long
Win-test 4.25.0

Family priorities caused me to be in and out of the shack all day, although did
get some uninterrupted time in near the end. Condx were pretty good except for
the deep QSB at times. Several times I answered a CQ from a station a strong
S9, that would fade out to nearly S0. With the cool WX the QRN level was low so
80 was in good shape.

73
Dave
 
WC7S   Single Op QRP   2,9202017-08-06 01:00:12
Thunderstorms have a bad effect to scores. Had 1.5 inch of rain and hail. That
didn't do anything for my BIC time. Wish I could have heard much of anything to
start with on 40, to grab the club members. It was fun, great to run a few times
too, before the lightning got within 2. C U next time!!
 
N5ZO   M/2 LP   351,4042017-08-06 01:25:28
This was 2nd effort in M2 in this contest and we were able to improve our score
despite conditions being down. So, watch out in the future. Great time was
had by all this weekend. Tnx for QSOs !
 
W3YY   M/2 LP   20,0032017-08-06 01:42:26
This contest needs a SOA category.
 
W6YX(N7MH)   Single Op LP   204,3362017-08-06 02:09:19
Had periodic S9+30 noise on 80 which I learned during my final break was because
the 8m dish just below our CW inverted vee was tracking the moon. Bad RFI from
something in the az/el positioners. Once I got the moon tracking shut down I
could work just about everyone on 80 but it was very challenging before that as
Beverages were also affected.

High SWR on 160 after about 10 minutes so not much there.

Successfully moved a few mults so thanks to those who tried moving for me.

73,
-Mike, N7MH
 
KG4IGC   Single Op LP   6,7262017-08-06 03:25:49
For not being very good at CW contesting, I have to admit that I had a pretty
good time working the NAQP CW this year. The bands were fair with plenty of
stations to work. Stayed primarily on 20 & 40 meters throughout the
contest. Worked a couple DX stations from South America late afternoon on 40,
and one EU station. *0 meters had plenty of stations to work in the evening,
but were not so easy due to QSB and a high noise floor. Was disappointed to see
that there were not any stations to work on 160, as I just got my inverted L
back up in the air. Did not see any of my team or any SC stations throughout
the contest. Thanks to everyone who worked me.

Rig: Yaesu FT-DX3000
ANT:Horizontal Loop, hex beam Gap Challenger ground mounted vertical
 
K8AJS   Single Op LP   81,3122017-08-06 03:36:13
There's no meters like 40 meters! Thanks for the QSOs!

Rig: Elecraft K3 w/P3 100 watts
Antennas: 160-meter extended inverted L, 204-foot G5RV, 3 exe quad
Software: N1MM Logger+ 1.0.6642.0
 
N4FY   Single Op HP   8282017-08-06 03:42:18
Only 2 hrs operating time but had loads of fun!
 
N4ZR   Single Op LP   51,0402017-08-06 03:56:34
First contest in two years, and first from my new QTH with a minimal antenna, a
Carolina Windom at about 30 feet. It worked surprisingly well, especially on
80M, where I felt loud. Would have liked to reach 500 QSOs, but I'll take it.
 
W1UJ   Single Op LP   119,2002017-08-06 04:03:58
Fun.

Personal motivation was surprisingly evident for me- after participating in the
disassembly of the final tower at the KB1H(sk) Superstation earlier in the
week.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVbKfvvtcqs
The weight is lifting + 2.5 years!!

Tried some 'real' dual-CQ'n after speaking with and suggestion from W1UE
earlier in the day. I think mults are down from this, but fun was way up!

Thanks for the QSOs and this fun, snappy event.

Needing station improvements / repairs........

2x K3
4el Steppir @ 75' Stuck West
3el Steppir @ 55' Fixed West
2el 40m Moxon @ 90' Stuck due South
80m OWL / Zepp
160m T Vertical and FCP.

Cabrillo Statistics (Version 10g) by K5KA & N6TV
http://bit.ly/cabstat

CALLSIGN: W1UJ
CONTEST: NAQP-CW
CATEGORY: SINGLE-OP ALL LOW CW
OPERATORS: W1UJ

-------------- Q S O R a t e S u m m a r y ---------------------
Hour 160 80 40 20 15 10 Rate Total Pct
--------------------------------------------------------------------
1800 0 0 5 68 7 0 80 80 10.0
1900 0 0 6 51 7 0 64 144 18.0
2000 0 0 16 60 1 0 77 221 27.6
2100 0 0 30 41 0 0 71 292 36.5
2200 0 0 15 29 0 0 44 336 42.0
2300 0 0 13 82 0 0 95 431 53.9
0000 0 0 21 56 0 0 77 508 63.5
0100 0 71 14 3 0 0 88 596 74.5
0200 0 51 17 17 0 0 85 681 85.1
0300 45 25 12 0 0 0 82 763 95.4
0400 9 14 14 0 0 0 37 800 100.0
0500 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 800 100.0
------------------------------------------------------
Total 54 161 163 407 15 0 800

Gross QSOs=813 Dupes=13 Net QSOs=800

Unique callsigns worked = 589

The best 60 minute rate was 111/hour from 2240 to 2339
The best 30 minute rate was 116/hour from 2252 to 2321
The best 10 minute rate was 132/hour from 2252 to 2301

The best 1 minute rates were:
4 QSOs/minute 3 times.
3 QSOs/minute 57 times.
2 QSOs/minute 187 times.
1 QSOs/minute 243 times.

There were 279 bandchanges and 128 (16.0%) probable 2nd radio QSOs.

Number of letters in callsigns
Letters # worked
-----------------
4 493
5 232
6 71
7 3
10 1

------------ M u l t i p l i e r S u m m a r y ------------
Mult 160 80 40 20 15 10 Total Pct
-------------------------------------------------------------
IL 4 8 14 44 0 0 70 8.8
CA 0 0 8 54 0 0 62 7.8
VA 6 21 18 10 0 0 55 6.9
TX 0 3 6 35 4 0 48 6.0
ON 12 12 14 3 0 0 41 5.1
TN 0 7 4 22 0 0 33 4.1
PA 5 15 6 5 0 0 31 3.9
GA 0 5 3 21 0 0 29 3.6
FL 0 2 6 19 2 0 29 3.6
OH 2 9 7 11 0 0 29 3.6
MD 2 12 8 3 0 0 25 3.1
IN 5 4 4 11 0 0 24 3.0
AZ 0 0 3 16 0 0 19 2.4
MA 5 8 2 2 2 0 19 2.4
MO 0 1 5 12 0 0 18 2.3
WI 0 3 5 9 0 0 17 2.1
NY 4 9 4 0 0 0 17 2.1
MI 1 2 5 8 0 0 16 2.0
NC 2 4 3 7 0 0 16 2.0
SC 1 3 2 8 0 0 14 1.8
WA 0 0 2 12 0 0 14 1.8
LA 0 0 1 9 3 0 13 1.6
MS 0 2 2 5 3 0 12 1.5
CT 2 4 2 3 1 0 12 1.5
AL 0 2 2 8 0 0 12 1.5
CO 0 0 1 10 0 0 11 1.4
MN 0 2 1 6 0 0 9 1.1
KS 0 0 2 6 0 0 8 1.0
MT 0 0 2 5 0 0 7 0.9
NJ 0 5 2 0 0 0 7 0.9
OK 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 0.8
OR 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0.8
IA 0 1 2 3 0 0 6 0.8
NM 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0.6
NH 1 4 0 0 0 0 5 0.6
KY 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.5
NV 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 0.5
HI 0 1 0 3 0 0 4 0.5
WV 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.5
DE 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 0.4
RI 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.4
ME 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.4
DX 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.4
QC 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 0.4
NB 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.3
BC 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.3
SK 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.3
UT 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.3
AR 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.3
KP4 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.3
KP2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.3
VT 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.3
SD 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.3
ND 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
ID 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
V3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
XE 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
NS 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.1
WY 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.1
------------------------------------------------------
Total 54 161 163 407 15 0 800


U.S. Call Areas Worked
Area QSOs Pct
--------------------
0 66 8.3
1 44 5.5
2 51 6.4
3 74 9.3
4 135 16.9
5 82 10.3
6 65 8.1
7 52 6.5
8 64 8.0
9 109 13.6
--------------------
Total 742 92.8

Multi-band QSOs
---------------
1 bands 429
2 bands 115
3 bands 39
4 bands 6
5 bands 0
6 bands 0

------- S i n g l e B a n d Q S O s ------
Band 160 80 40 20 15 10
----------------------------------------------
QSOs 6 60 56 305 2 0
 
VE3UTT   Single Op LP   58,5002017-08-06 04:10:44
K3 / Optibeam / 80m "V" / 160m "L"

Hope all had fun
 
K1SX   Single Op QRP   5,6102017-08-06 04:27:25
Thanks all, good QRP condx except 80 was lacking some.
Genesis G11, 135' cf doublet @ 50'
 
W3UL   Single Op LP   22,1722017-08-06 04:28:04
Had a good time in the evening on 80 and 40M.

Band QSOs Pts Sec Mt2 Pt/Q
3.5 75 75 23 0 1.0
7 84 84 33 0 1.0
14 74 74 29 3 1.0
21 8 8 4 0 1.0
Total 241 241 89 3 1.0
Score: 22,172
1 Mult = 2.6 Q's
 
K4HQK   Single Op LP   21,2522017-08-06 04:36:32
Great fun, with lots of activity. Minor openings on 15 and 10 meters were a
brief treat. Pesky QSB on upper bands was not, thanks to strange propagation.

IC-7410
Cushcraft 20-6m vertical
40/30m dipole pair
80m dipole
WinKeyer USB
 
NC6B   M/2 QRP   1,7672017-08-06 04:41:20
Rig:
Radio: Flex 6500
Amp: SPE Expert 1.3K-FA
Antenna: SteppIR DB36 @ 75ft and OCFD @ 70 ft
Thanks
Kent
NC6B
 
KE3X   Single Op QRP   25,1992017-08-06 04:46:26
First time turning on the radio since WPX Phone. Nice to see 10 meters open a
little. 73,

Ken
 
NS9I   Single Op LP   7,6702017-08-06 04:48:07
Nice seeing all bands open - tnx qso's 73
 
W5LA   Single Op LP   40,8002017-08-06 04:57:37
Used name PAT to honor W5WMU (SK).
 
VO1MP   Single Op LP   1,8502017-08-06 04:59:56
Poor conditions strictly S&P , however managed to work about 90 percent of
the stations I called..... EVENcworked a KH6 ....longest path in this test. lot
of familiar calls. a little mid summer cw fun ..

C'Y'ALL NEXT ONE
GLWCDR
73 es gl
Gus VO1MP
 
N4GG   Single Op LP   32,8502017-08-06 05:05:31
Only had a 40M dipole up at 70 feet. Band sounded fine and typical for the
summer. Went long and then really long and the noise picked up. Everybody
comes to 40 sooner or later.....
FTdx5000, WRITELOG, 40M dipole
 
K4WI   Single Op LP   9,1252017-08-06 05:09:58
Not much time for this one; really didn't plan on doing it at all but on the way
home from town in my pickup truck 11 meters was wide open and I made a contact
in Detroit Mi so I figured conditions might be pretty good. Surprise! 10 and 15
not much activity at all..... conditions really that bad or just no one there?
73's Cort K4WI
 
VA3DF   Single Op LP   106,0742017-08-06 05:14:19
As usual, it's a jungle out there...

73,

Doug
VA3DF
 
W2VM   Single Op LP   2,5842017-08-06 05:15:51
Band QSOs Pts Sec Mt2 Pt/Q
7 44 44 19 0 1.0
14 15 15 12 0 1.0
21 9 9 7 0 1.0
Total 68 68 38 0 1.0
Score: 2,584
1 Mult = 1.8 Q's
 
K3DCW   Single Op LP   42017-08-06 05:17:54
Got on just to work a couple of QSOs to add another station for the club, then
off to spend time with family.
 
AA5VU   Single Op LP   1,4882017-08-06 05:22:30
Had to QRT due to logging glitch
 
N8UM   Single Op LP   50,7782017-08-06 05:27:36
Good conditions!
 
N9AFU   Single Op LP   4,0422017-08-06 05:32:03
Don't mow the lawn in the middle of a contest. You come back into the shack, sit
down, fall asleep, and miss the rest of the contest!
 
KB4KBS   Single Op LP   3,2002017-08-06 05:32:32
Was only able to get on for a few hours in the evening and basically did a
single S&P run each up 20 and 40. Working on my code reading ability -
decoding calls at 30-35 WPM is a real challenge; fortunately they were mostly
all mechanical-sounding (even the ones that were hand keyed) so after a few
passes I was able to get them.

Sorry I didn't have more time. Honored to be a part of Georgia Contest Group
Team #1.

Scott

Yaesu FT-450D
100W
MFJ-939 Tuner
SignaLink USB External Sound Card
MFJ=407B Electronic Keyer
Bencher BY-2 Iambic Paddles
G5RV Dipole Antenna @ 9M AGL
N1MM Contesting Software
 
NP3A   Single Op LP   175,6862017-08-06 05:34:23
Was expecting more from Low bands. VERY slow last 2 hours. Need to revisit break
times.

Thanks to the Alabama Contest Group Bama Team for allowing me join them.

Thanks all QSOs. Great time as always.

73 Eric G. NP3A
 
W4AU   Single Op LP   22,4662017-08-06 05:34:54
Fortunately, I was able to fit in a bit over 3 hours of operating in the NAQP.
There was just too much to do around the house after being away backpacking in
Alaska for two weeks and arriving home just a couple of days ago. Big branches
in the yard from a thunderstorm and ankle-high grass among other things...

I made things as interesting as I could by not using SCP or call history files
and trying to concentrate as much as possible on improving my SO2R skills. It
was nice to find 10 open for a while when I first got on, and I finished with
some great runs on 80 later in the evening. Lots of fun!

Thanks for the Q's!

73 - John, W4AU
 
KS4X   Single Op LP   10,6402017-08-06 05:39:54
Fun contest, worked several TCG members. all s&p had thought about doing
qrp
but decided on low power.
 
VA1CHP   M/2 LP   20,3502017-08-06 05:46:30
Left the cluster running at start of contest so M2 entry. Wish some of the fast
folk would QRS a bit, some stations sounded like a swarm of bees lol
 
KM4HI   Single Op LP   7,9302017-08-06 05:51:02
Very part time with elder family member birthday celebration.
 
K2PS   Single Op LP   51,4352017-08-06 05:53:13
Glad to contribute my antenna-restricted score to the DC Lunch guys!

73, Pete, K2PS/4
 
K4XL   Single Op LP   7002017-08-06 05:53:44
Very limited time.
 
KS4YX   Single Op LP   21,7922017-08-06 05:56:44
I had a good time with this contest. It was good to get some points on 10
Meters.
 
N4QS   Single Op LP   2,4852017-08-06 06:00:09
Tested remote operation from home QTH using a Butternut vertical and K3 at
remote site.
 
WO4O   Single Op LP   144,4962017-08-06 06:02:04
T-storms forced inopportune off-times; bailed out early.
 
KB3Z   Single Op HP   14,7902017-08-06 06:10:01
Enjoyed the time that I spent with this contest. I tried to run on 20 meters at
about 14.060 but only got 1 call after 5 minutes. I went back to S&P after
that. Band conditions were not too bad considering we were only using 100
watts. Looking forward to next year.
 
WB8RFB   Single Op LP   25,1002017-08-06 06:12:14
All S&P. Started out on 15 meters and then 10 and after completing much
needed yard work and was able to catch part of the opening which was a nice
bonus. Went back several times later but the swamp had been drained. Good
conditions overall but noticed a drop in stations calling CQ after 10 PM. Had
a nagging problem on 80 where U-Verse was locking up and dropping the Internet
and TV connection so in between QSO's, was adding ferrite chokes to the
incoming line. Was partially successful but the lady of the house was not
impressed. She's a ham too and noted that I should have done this
"before" the contest! Heavy sigh.
 
N2IC   Single Op LP   327,3342017-08-06 06:20:11
Great fun and rate for the first 3 hours, interleaving QSO's between 10, 15, and
20 meters. The rest of the contest was mostly "traditional" - SO1R on
20 while no other band was open, and SO2R once 40 opened. 40 was very late to
open well, while 80 and 160 were noisy and absorptive.

Unlike last year, when I had to cut the contest short, no local thunderstorms.

Thanks for the fun and QSO's !

73,
Steve, N2IC
 
W4VIC   Single Op LP   37,8402017-08-06 06:31:40
Thanks for the Qs. 73, Vic, W4VIC
 
VE3HG   Single Op LP   8,8402017-08-06 06:34:27
I'm only going to get to use this excuse once but found I couldn't sit for
longer than 10-15 minutes as a fractured vertebrae from a near-fatal highway
car-bus crash got into the way. Will have the brace off by September contest
season so look out as I will fully recover soon :)
 
VE3DZ   Single Op LP   181,5032017-08-06 06:35:43
Missed 10 m opening at the start...
 
N5RZ   Single Op LP   116,2052017-08-06 06:40:34
First NAQP from new QTH. Cobbled together some antennas to get on. All bands
pretty much as expected, except 20M didn't play well with the ground mounted GP.
Looking forward to getting some real antennas up soon. Ran when I could, but a
lot of S&P.

Got the two K3's set up Friday night for SO2R with no problems. Antennas are
far enough apart so no band pass filters needed. N1MM+ logging software.

Antennas: Carolina Windom - apex @ 45' - used on 160 80 15 & 10.
Elevated 40M GP, and ground mounted 20M GP


Thanks to all for Q's.


73, Gator (aka "Tom", tribute to K5IID, who became a SK earlier this
summer. RIP OM)
 
WT2P   Single Op LP   60,4802017-08-06 06:44:11
Had a late start, but got going on 20 and 15 once I got up to speed. Was hoping
for any activity on 10 but it was not to be. 15 was also weak. Got burned by
not having 160 as it seems the low bands were the place to be.

Had an 80 hour around 0100Z, and a few 50+ hours. Strategy involved CQ on 40,
S&P on 80, then reversing once more people started coming onto 80. 2nd
radio yielded and additional 99Q's and 31 mults.

Beat last year's score so I'm happy.
 
N3KN   Single Op LP   12,0002017-08-06 06:48:36
How nice to have 15 and 10 open for a while.
 
KIØI   Single Op LP   37,1852017-08-06 06:57:43
Storms Rain Lightning Thunder , tells it all. Terrible condx here and a late
start plus early shutdown.
VE3DZ loudest station and only qso on 160m. S-meter was nearly pegged with
qrn.
Mostly S and P of loudest sigs the whole time .
Thanks for the repeats and qso's .
73 Mark KI0I
 
W4NZ   Single Op LP   144,8112017-08-06 07:00:43
Good Summer fun. E-skip on 10/15m. No west coast QSO's there.
Thanks for all the QSO's.
73, Ted W4NZ
 
NG9M   Single Op LP   1202017-08-06 07:02:04
Out of town all day at a family reunion. Got home at midnight after a three hour
drive and got on for a few minutes to make a few Q's for the club score.
 
KJ9C   Single Op LP   22,4202017-08-06 07:02:22
K3, stealth dipoles, prop so bad that taking a hike with the dog was a better
option
 
KØEU   Single Op LP   40,2902017-08-06 07:03:17
Apologies to my fellow Ad Hoc team members. Came down with a nasty cold Friday.
Tried to tough it out but threw in the towel after four hours.
 
W6SX   Single Op HP   80,9102017-08-06 07:03:25
CHECKLOG

K3, ACOM 2000A, wire antenna at 46 feet with Matchboxes and MB-V-A, N1MM+
 
K3AJ   Single Op LP   79,7562017-08-06 07:07:14
Equipment:

Radio - K3/P3 - 100W
Antennas:
160 - Inverted L + K9AY RX
80 - Inverted V at 45 ft.
40 - 2-el at 70 ft.
20/15/10 - 3-el SteppIR at 50 ft.
N1MM+ logger/win10 PC
 
K5OY   Single Op LP   1,8722017-08-06 07:10:26
Testing a new wire antenna in our covenant restricted neighborhood and ran
across this old gem. Used to love running this contest, but had not done so in
about 15 years or so. Had a blast shaking off the fist rust and handing out
QSOs. Bands seemed active and the wire antenna strung in the trees where no one
can see, work well. Even ran across a ZL4 on an otherwise quiet 20 meters well
after sunset.
 
NG7Z   Single Op LP   28,8582017-08-06 07:11:47
IC-7300, vertical. My goal was to make at least 300 Q's. And hope that the
monsoon t-storms wouldn't interrupt like they did last year. By 10pm my brain
was on the verge of melt down but #300 got put in the log courtesy of NR5M Tom.
Made a couple of insurance contacts and called it quits at 10:15 at which time
lava was flowing out of my ears. Having said that, I was pleased with the
station despite its pop gun status. The new radio is a real pleasure to
operate. And with it I can do RTTY FSK which the K2 I previously owned
couldn't. Congrats to fellow Outlaw Steve N2IC for his awesome score. See you
all during the contest season.
 
AE1T   Single Op LP   4,0802017-08-06 07:12:56
Limited operating time. 73 de Peter, AE1T
 
N9TF   Single Op LP   13,7412017-08-06 07:15:41
Was able to sneak away, here and there, for a total of 4 hours around our
wedding anniversary activities. Nice to be able to utilize 6 bands for mults.
Surprisingly, 80 and 160 were relatively quiet here last night. Only a few
static crashes sporadically. Scores should be good with decent conditions.
Heard lots and lots of PVRC out there. Also heard and worked a lot of SMC in my
short times on the air.
GO SMC!
C U all in SSB next!

73 Gene, N9TF
 
WB6OTS   Single Op LP   8,4182017-08-06 07:20:15
amazed at the number of Toms and Eds!
Great Fun!
 
KG9X   Single Op LP   44,7302017-08-06 07:22:32
Lost the comm to the FT1KMP in the first hour. Was unsuccessful on several
attempts to regain comm with resets of rig, computer, & N1MM+. May be from
that lightning hit I took several years ago. It was previously going
intermittent. I had to manually enter the rig freq for every single Q after
that. Made S&P a big chore!! Happy that the 80M sloping dipole I put up
this week seems to be working well. Static crashes made for several repeat
requests however.
TNX for the Q's,
73, Fred KG9X

FT1KMP, 80M sloping dipole 75' end, 40M inv V at 35', 20M sloping dipole 25'
end, N1MM+ logging
 
W4UT   Single Op LP   36,0002017-08-06 07:22:51
The contest was a lot of fun.
Worked a lot of TCG folks.
 
KC7V(@K8IA)   Single Op LP   161,4602017-08-06 07:30:18
I was not planning on doing this contest. Bob, K8IA, had some roof damage from
a recent storm and his 3el SteppIR is out of commission at the moment from a
broken control cable so he had other things to do. He coaxed me into doing
NAQP. I planned maybe 6-8 hours but ended up doing the full 10. We were
fortunate not to have any storms to deal with, but the summer QRN was still
brutal.

I used the K3, the fixed Bencher Skyhawk at 45 feet (fixed due east at 90 deg)
the 3el M2 40 at 70ft, an 80m inv. vee and the shunt fed tower for 160. Remote
was through teamviewer and skype. All keyboard as we've not figured out how to
get the paddles working yet through winkey remote. I am a pretty good typist
but am so used to using the paddles, especially for fills, that the keyboard
only mode slows me down at times when I hit wrong keys or have to correct
something. At least I use a simple autohotkey script to bring up the cw window
(cntl+K combo) to send when necessary. Plus, I have a gaming keyboard which is
not ideal for contests. I need to swap it out for a simpler keyboard when I do
this again remotely.

Skype was a problem for the first 2-1/2 hours and the last 90 minutes on
80/160. At the beginning of the contest I could only hear my sidetone about
30% of the time, which is not a big deal, however the audio was slow to
comeback after many transmissions causing me to miss 1 or 2 characters of
stations calling. Lots of repeats. I am sure I bungled some names too, like
Tim/Jim.

Skype seemed to settle down around 2130z and was pretty stable on HF. When I
finally went to 80/160 the last 90 minutes I was having trouble picking up
weaker stations through Skype and the QRN. Sorry to those I just could not
either hear or decipher. There seemed to be a fair amount of QSB at times
too.

This contest was a grind for me. Kept telling myself I should do something
else than deal with summer noise and static but I stuck with it anyway. With
the start time at 18z I was able to get the chores and a few other things done
early to free up the time. Activity seemed good and it was great to have a
strong 10m opening at the start and 15m produced well too.

Appreciate all the qsos.

73
Mike
KC7V
 
NP2X(K9VV)   Single Op LP   180,0482017-08-06 07:32:46
Thanks to everyone for the QSOs & QSYs. Guess the tropics weren't the only
place in this contest with heavy QRN! Nice to work lots of 2x3 calls at slower
CW speeds.
 
W8CAR   Single Op LP   143,6162017-08-06 07:33:01
nice to make some Qs on 10!
 
K2PO   M/2 LP   117,4902017-08-06 07:38:24
First M-2 with Alex, done field day style, with rigs on folding table, powered
by a Honda generator, and with the occasional ant or insect visitor. Started
on low tribander, but tired of low rate, so switched to more serious antennas.
Got to assess performance of triplexer and filters. Packed up gear before 80m
opened, so this was a 40m-10m effort (with just 4 Qs on 10m).

Always a fun contest - thanks to the organizers.

73,

/Bill, K2PO
 
K1IMI(N4CW)   Single Op LP   17,1822017-08-06 07:39:46
10 didn't open for me in mid-coast Maine, and several stations heard on 15 but
they all seemed to be working the West Coast!!! 20 was up and down with the
Europeans often being louder than NA stations...weird! 40 was great until
thunderstorms hit here in early evening; that persisted past my bedtime, so I
shut down before even giving 80 a try. Enjoyed being passed as a mult...
73, Bert N4CW/K1IMI
 
N2YO   Single Op LP   43,5492017-08-06 07:43:37
Thanks for Qs.

73s de Chip N2YO
 
W9XT   Single Op LP   35,2262017-08-06 07:47:16
Nice to get a few QSOs on 10 &15 at start. Looks like I need to do some
work on the low band antennas before the phone weekend.
 
W6SR   Single Op LP   7,1682017-08-06 07:47:52
A PT effort, conditions less than great, lots of noise on 40, 80 & 160.
 
N4TOL   Single Op QRP   2,9932017-08-06 07:48:58
Yaesu FT-817ND @ 5 watts
OCF Buckmaster Wire
Elecraft T-1 ATU
 
NX1P   Single Op LP   68,4082017-08-06 07:51:50
Splatterless contests are the best! (<100 watts)
 
AC9S   Single Op LP   12,8592017-08-06 07:52:29
Intermittent S&P operation interspersed with family stuff - mostly yard work
during the day. I got on too late for 10, but 15 was nice for a bit.
 
K5ZD   Single Op LP   83,3492017-08-06 07:52:39
Difficult conditions. The stations one hop away were loud. Close or far away
stations were weak. Got beat out a lot!

Used the contestonlinescore.com scoreboard. Definitely kept me in the chair
more as I tried to catch the next station ahead of me in the listing.

Practiced using the dual CQ concept. Had a few good runs, but sounded like a
lid at times.

Rates

QSO/MUL by hour and band

Hour 160M 80M 40M 20M 15M 10M Total Cumm Off

1800Z - - - 27/16 5/5 - 32/21 32/21
1900Z - - 8/6 56/17 10/3 1/1 75/27 107/48
2000Z - - 3/2 5/0 - - 8/2 115/50 57
2100Z - - 23/7 46/5 1/0 - 70/12 185/62 28
2200Z - - 56/12 57/6 4/4 - 117/22 302/84
2300Z - - 31/2 59/3 - - 90/5 392/89 23
0000Z --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- --+-- 0/0 392/89 60
0100Z - - - - - - 0/0 392/89 60
0200Z - - - - - - 0/0 392/89 60
0300Z 33/16 1/1 19/6 - - - 53/23 445/112 31
0400Z 21/3 62/28 1/0 - - - 84/31 529/143
0500Z - 10/2 28/2 - - - 38/4 567/147

Total: 54/19 73/31 169/37 250/47 20/12 1/1
 
NA6O(@N6RO)   Single Op LP   162,2882017-08-06 07:52:42
This may be my favorite contest because I get to single op the mighty N6RO
station. It's also the one time I can practice semi-SO2R with my almost-deaf
ear. I'm getting better at it: Ken says I'm up to So1.3R.

10 started off with a bang, then I mostly went back and forth between 15 (which
was really good, all things considered) and 20. 40 was usable for some S&P
later in the afternoon, and 80 in the last 3 hours. Even with the PG&E
noise, I was able to work a few East coast on 160.

Due to a timing QLF on my part, one of my afternoon breaks was only 24 min, so
I assume they will truncate the end of my log, losing 4 mults and about 30 Qs.


The setup: K3 X 2, Yagi stacks, 4 squares on 80/160, N1MM+. How can I miss?
Thanks to Ken for use of the station and for his priceless contest Elmering.
 
K8BL   Single Op LP   50,6302017-08-06 07:54:51
In the process of moving across town to new QTH. Ended up with more time
to operate than I expected - XYL gave me a break. Might be my last Contest
for a while until I get settled in new location. Antenna situation will
probably be less than what I've put together here over the last 42 years!
New QTH has no HOA (I would NEVER live in one!!!), but my plans are modest.

Condx for the Contest were pretty good except for significant rolling QSB
on quite a few weaker stations. Everyone was patient and all QSOs were
finally made. My goal was 100 Q's on each workable Band, but 160 didn't
have enough op's to pull it off. Great fun!!
 
KØNM   Single Op LP   90,2942017-08-06 08:00:12
CW practice has definitely helped to improve my CW. NS Sprint practices on
Thursdays definitely forced me to work faster than normal. Getting used to
calling CQ at 28 wpm. Lots more practice needed. Overall, it was a lot of fun.

I made some strategic errors in operating this contest. 10 meters was dead. So,
I moved to 15 a little bit early and did not stay on 20 long enough. Also, got
on 40 and 80 meters too early. Static noise and QRN was terrible even at the
ranch where it is normally quieter. So, missed out on better CW conditions on
80 meters later in the contest. Chalk it off to learning.

Nizar (Niz) K0NM
 
N4FP   Single Op LP   5,0002017-08-06 08:00:13
Flex 6300 to TH-7DX, 80 meter dipole, 160 meter inverted L.
 
VA3EC   Single Op LP   54,3562017-08-06 08:06:40
N1MM was adamant that KH6ND should be HI not AZ. It tooks some convincing.
I ran the Flex 3K so no rx ant, hence I checked out early when the noise took
off around 10:30PM so not much on the low bands. Good fun!
Thanks for the Q's.
Harry VA3EC
 
VA2WA   Single Op LP   5,0402017-08-06 08:10:50
Unfortunately that Saturday was a full time working day for me. Could join the
NAQP just for a while. Glad to see a big amount NAQP players on the Contest
Online Score Board (https://contestonlinescore.com). Looks like it makes sense
to disable bands breakdown data for the contests not allowing it for single
ops.

73!

Victor
 
K5RM   Single Op LP   43,6002017-08-06 08:19:56
First time using new call-(old call KM5PS) I had planned on working 10 hrs but
had some family over and had a small hick up with my K3 losing serial
connections. Took an hr to figure out, but all went back to working. Bands
weren't too bad but low bands had a lot of QRN and my NE beverage wasn't
working. See everyone next time. Thanks for the Q's.

John
K5RM
 
AA4CF   Single Op LP   92,2312017-08-06 08:20:13
Not a record score for me, but was a lot of fun and I really needed the CW
practice. We were lucky in the north west Atlanta area, no storms, so
conditions seemed not too bad for summer and not at the peak of the solar
cycle.

Best Regards, thanks for the Q's!
Charlie (CHAS)
AA4CF
 
NR5M(K5GA)   Single Op LP   263,3202017-08-06 08:20:57
Had a good time .... Thanks to all who moved for me to other bands ... A big
thanks to Kenny W5AAC who rearranged his Friday afternoon and Saturday morning
to help me with handling the normal nagging issues getting the station ready.
 
WØZP   Single Op LP   24,8882017-08-06 08:23:16
3.5 hr on air , Nevertheless K0RF N4ZZ N5UM W4NZ K5KU AA3B W0OU and N4FX ALL
worked me on 3 bands ! Amazing ! 80m sounded like a static qrn racket in
Indiana -No Yagi- No tower- Only wire ant here so thanks for the patience on my
weak sig.
73 Wayne w0zp
 
NJ6G   Single Op LP   1,5682017-08-06 08:45:35
Didn't think I'd be working it so didn't sign up for a team. Finished a homebrew
20m rotatable dipole and put it to the test. Worked everyone I could copy so I
guess it works.
 
K5IZO   Single Op HP   16,9292017-08-06 08:52:54
Had a good time.

I had hoped to do this from my lake property where I have better CDX and better
antennas, but it was not to be. At home (from where I operated), I have a
R-7000 vertical and typically 400W out of amp (depending on band).

I cut my operating time short as I was doing OK (by my standards) but no record
breaking pace and I was falling asleep at the wheel.

73,
John
 
KG3V   M/2 LP   64,7192017-08-06 08:53:04
Spent all Morning putting up a wire Loop antenna, trying to improve NVIS
performance over other antenna. Band conditions seemed to be good all around. I
went with Spotting (M/2) to maximize Mults and score.

Must have put in too much time on the antenna install. I was so tired at about
1PM that I nearly dozed off at the Rig. Called it quits at that point.

73, Tom KG3V
 
W4BQF   Single Op LP   11,8002017-08-06 08:55:37
Pretty good turn out for the NAQP! Thanks for the Q's!!

73,
Tom - W4BQF
 
N6PN   Single Op LP   46,7202017-08-06 08:56:37
Elecraft K3, 100 watts, HF6V vertical (for most QSOs) dipoles, G5RV jr, Bravo 5a
 
W7KF   Single Op LP   56,6082017-08-06 08:58:25
Whoa! I actually made a few Q's on 15 meters! And, a few more on 80.

But, 40 and 20 were better for me although I couldn't get a run going to save
my life on any band but 40. Apparently, I'm running a dummy load for an
antenna!

Thanks to all!
 
W6TCP   Single Op LP   11,3222017-08-06 09:02:53
Intended to only work 50q's but got a little carried away. Still getting to
grips with all of this stuff. The Temporary 80mtr antenna produced too much
RF in the shack that crashed N1MM and the keyer so gave up on 80. Guess I
should have tested it the day before :)

Missed out on AR for my TPA...
 
W9QL   Single Op LP   27,0002017-08-06 09:08:02
It was good to hear activity on 10 and 15 early on. That helped with some mults
I wasn't counting on. The bands were quiet here, which also helped. Even
managed 2 Q's on 160, with the radio dialed down to 3 watts. See you for SSB in
two weeks.

Dave
W9QL
FTdx5000MP with a G5RV @ 35 ft.
 
KC9QQ   Single Op LP   11,1802017-08-06 09:08:12
It was nice to see 15m open for a while. Still trying to improve my CW speed so
I can run stations, but I still had a lot of fun with S&P. It was nice to
work a lot of fellow SMC members.

Icom 756 Pro III, 8 EL log periodic, and 2 EL 40m
 
NA5NN(W5UE)   Single Op LP   116,2702017-08-06 09:11:53
Had fun and decent conditions... station: K3/P3, Antennas: T8 LPDA, Invert Vs on
40/80, inverted L on 160.

Signed "Gump" from club call in honor of Floyd - aka Forrest Gump,
N5FG (SK)... we miss you OM....
 
N4LZ   Single Op LP   2402017-08-06 09:15:56
Had computer problems. Finally got them corrected and then the storms moved in.
 
WØETT   Single Op LP   67,5362017-08-06 09:19:03
Band condx were pretty good considering the sliding solar cycle. Great to have
32 Qs and 6 mults on 10m; also nice to log 21 Q's and 9 mults through the QRN
on 160m. Part time effort due to having to spend time helping on son's new
appt.

Best DX was to Hawaii on 10 thru 40m, and NP2X in VI and NP3A in PR.

73 Ken, W0ETT
rig: IC756pro3 to yagis and verts.
 
NC4KW(@N1LN)   M/2 LP   372,2402017-08-06 09:21:12
That was a fun 12 hours. I don’t think we left much on the table that we
should have worked except for a couple of 20 meter mults. We just could not get
in the logs for Rhode Island and Delaware on 20 meters. Also, due to the S7
" S9 low band noise level and QRN west coast 80 and 160 Qs (and mults)
were lower than desired. The beverages helped us hear them, but they could not
hear us. However, when looking back on 2016 this was a much better performance
with an overall score increase of 47%. This increase can be attributed to having
some enjoyable 10 and 15 meter openings.

One of the fun parts to this year was watching the real time
contestingonlinescores.com reporting. For the first 7 hours of the contest the
lead shifted from Marko’s California team (N5ZO) to our team numerous times.
This lead could be as low as less than 100 points or as high as several thousand
for either team. It was fun to watch and really kept us focused. Then, due to
the 3 hour east coast sunset advantage, we went to 80 meters long before they
could. Our rate was fantastic and the multiplier and QSO counts jumped up. This
also happened when we moved to 160. However, by the end of the 12 hours the
mult, qso and overall scores came much more inline. I believe if the contest
lasted another 2 hours the final score advantage would be reversed.

Thanks to everyone for the many Qs, repeats and patience. Special thanks to the
rest of the NC4KW team for making the August 2017 NAQP-CW a real fun time.

73 from team JACK!

Nate " N4YDU
Dan " N3ND
Mike " N4GU
Bruce " N1LN
 
WA5LXS   Single Op LP   2,5562017-08-06 09:35:38
Some extremely strong signals on 40M at night during my brief S&P session
after the family activities were done for the day.
 
K7XC   Single Op LP   29,3912017-08-06 09:50:08
NCCC Team #2, Conditions disturbed, noisy, but workable. 15M at
the beginning was weak and full of QSB so I abandoned it
instantly. 20M was doing well with rolling QSB, 90 Minutes before
sunset I switched to 40M which banging away except for the QRN
from our local evening Thunderstorms. When the Boomers Started
flashing lightning at 0300Z I pulled the plug, Earthed all the
antennas, & dumped the log to Cabrillo Format. I Shut everything
down while waiting for the storm to pass us by, hoping to make
some more Qs before the end. Station here incl an aging IC-746,
100W out, 3ele 20M Mono-bander @ 43ft, 80M/40M Fan Dipole @ 40ft
(used also on 15M with a Home-brew Tuner as the extreme heat has
kept me from getting the 15M Mono-bander back in the air in time).
Was a fun romp till safety demanded a cease and desist to all
activities. KB!
 
KM4JA   Single Op LP   5,3902017-08-06 09:52:22
Band QSOs Pts Sec Mt2 Pt/Q
7 55 55 23 0 1.0
14 55 55 24 2 1.0
Total 110 110 47 2 1.0
Score: 5,390
1 Mult = 2.2 Q's
 
KL7SB(@KL7RA)   Single Op LP   4,2242017-08-06 10:00:12
A Index in the 30s=impossible conditions in the Far North.
 
K3NDM   Single Op LP   12,8592017-08-06 10:00:27
Band QSOs Pts Sec Mt2 Pt/Q
1.8 11 11 8 0 1.0
3.5 63 63 20 1 1.0
7 71 71 30 2 1.0
14 22 22 15 1 1.0
Total 167 167 73 4 1.0
Score: 12,859
1 Mult = 2.2 Q's
 
VE3NNT   Single Op LP   28,4692017-08-06 10:01:52
It was a tough haul with only inverted V antennas up 30 feet for 20m and 40m,
especially 20m, which was entirely S&P. I couldn't even hear half the
stations the other VE3s were working. 40 was a little better.
Next year should be better when I have the OB17-4 up in the air.
It was fun, none the Les.
 
N3QE   M/2 LP   185,3282017-08-06 10:08:27
Big thanks to Bob W3RQ for coming over Saturday afternoon! Thanks to his
interest in operating, we both were in operator chairs all afternoon turning
dials, sharing a single screen and keyboard setup for SO2R, and making Q's
during the afternoon hours which are normally slow for me when I'm single op.
This was the best afternoon rate my station has ever had in NAQP and Bob gets
all the credit for keeping two BIC's! After Bob left, I then operated straight
through to get all 12 hours in.

The starting gun had some interesting (E-skip?) openings on 10M/15M for us to
work. It was great to find the East Coast and Midwest stations going to 40M
super early. 20M never felt strong to the far west until after my sundown when
a lot of 20M signals came way way up and a couple new short paths opened with
very good rate just from CQ'ing. Several Europeans called in on 20/40/80 and
were happy to give NAQP-style exchanges.

This was the first CW NAQP I had ever operated assisted or M/2, and was super
happy to use my attention-deficit method to click through recent spots to find
a prime Q. I want to mention, that just in the past week I had to replace my
trackball clicker button after so many Assisted contest clicks!

Congrats to the "big M/2's" especially NC4KW and W2FU. W2FU is just
everywhere, man!

Equipment: Two Ten-Tec Eagles. One rig goes to a 130-foot doublet through
tuners. The other rig goes to some backyard single-band verticals.
 
N4ZI   Single Op LP   105,1942017-08-06 10:13:54
Lots of fun,had some good runs. Lower bands were really noisy, had storms to
North and West. Not a big fan of Lightening, had another Strike Sunday night 2
weeks ago, got RS232 on second K3. Lots of great scores, thanks for the Q's
 
WO9S   Single Op LP   5,1502017-08-06 10:19:44
My contribution to the SMC effort
 
WA7NB   Single Op LP   104,5002017-08-06 10:28:56
Enjoyed operating with my friend, Paul, N4PN and the Georgia Contest
Group...
Thanks for inviting me..
73, Art, WA7NB
 
W8CDX   Single Op LP   17,7752017-08-06 10:33:15
Operated in free-time. Used 1930s transmitter, 100W out with a pair of 804s in
push pull.

"Billy" in memory of recent SK KB3PLS. Enthusiastic ham and great
friend. RIP OM.

73 Eric NO3M
 
K4SBZ   Single Op LP   10,0822017-08-06 10:33:47
Decided to try my new IC-7300 using my second best antenna. Forgot to increase
the power from when I was running digital, so ran 50 watts for most of the
contest. Increased it to 100 watts about 3/4 way through. Moved my best antenna
(80-10 m OCF dipole 40 ft up) from my FTdx5000 to the IC-7300 at the same time.
Suddenly there were twice as many stations on the waterfall.

BTW, the IC-7300's waterfall is too small for long contesting. The constant
reach gave me a stiff neck. Better to have it on a computer screen.
 
WU4B   Single Op QRP   1,0082017-08-06 10:40:42
K2 @ 4.8w (LP100A) into HexBeam at 45' (20m) or 86' wire at 60' (40m)
 
KK4R   Single Op LP   42,8752017-08-06 10:44:50
This was my first time on in about 6 months, and it took a little time to shake
off the rust. It was great fun, and it felt good to get back up to speed. I
used enter-sends-message in N1MM and got fooled into entering a few bad QSOs,
so my score is inflated by about 4 or 5 QSOs. There was no way to go back and
figure out which ones were bad. I hope I remember the lesson.
 
K1DW   Single Op LP   11,1302017-08-06 10:49:07
WAS ONLY ABLE TO GET IN 3 HOURS. HOPE I DID NOT LET THE TEAM DOWN.

THERE WERE MANY WHO I HAD NEVER WORKED BEFORE. THANKS FOR ALL THE QS

73 BCNU DE K1DW
 
KM6I   Single Op LP   5,6162017-08-06 10:52:11
K3, Dipole @60ft
 
W4MLB   M/2 LP   141,2122017-08-06 10:53:44
The crew had a great time. We look forward to the next contest. The ops here are
true CW operators.
 
W6VMW(KM6I)   Single Op LP   3,4312017-08-06 11:01:01
Elecraft K3S, JK Antennas Navassa-5, JK-401, remote via Remotehams software.
 
K2QO   Single Op LP   5,8052017-08-06 11:06:13
I wish I had more time to play as condx seemed very good along with great
participation.

73,
Mark K2QO
FN03ra

K3/100, Force 12 C4E Yagi, 220' CF Dipole, Skookum Logger on a MacMini
 
NA3D(@W1/EASTPORT)   Single Op LP   89,5702017-08-06 11:20:37
Good conditions. Missed the 10 opening, though. Thanks for all the Qs.
 
WQ5L   Single Op LP   30,3032017-08-06 11:22:20
All S&P. 10/15 were open to Great Lakes & Southwest at the start. On my
next pass about 3 hours later, all gone save KP2/KP4 on 15. Low bands were
socked with summertime QRN. 73 -- Ray WQ5L
 
NI7R   Single Op LP   26,3122017-08-06 11:28:29
It was nice to work so many Arizona Outlaws from my new SC QTH. Thanks for being
able to pull my tiny signal out of the mud. Since call history files still
showed my QTH as AZ, I had to repeat my SC exchange a lot. Mostly S&P. With
my limited antennas, I was only able to get one short run going.
 
W9RE   Single Op LP   259,7402017-08-06 11:29:48
Pretty good conditions for the first few hours on the high bands. A good mix
for us here in the Midwest too bad the E skip didn't hold out like it had in
the previous few days on 10 and 15. QRN late made 80 and 160 not as productive
as in the past.

Thanks for all who got on and made this another super fun event. The
exchange/activity level in this make perfect SO2R practice.

Thanks for a few moves although this time many moves didn't work out. I missed
KY, IL and MI on some of the high bands.
 
KØEJ   Single Op LP   192,0602017-08-06 11:32:33
73, Mark K0EJ
 
KØRF   M/2 LP   204,4082017-08-06 11:34:13
Well, we managed about 6 hours and 23 minutes before the mother of lightening
strokes hit us. Too much damage to continue (and I hope I don't mean ham
radio).

Hope to get the ambition to get it all fixed again.

73,

Chuck
 
N4CF   M/2 LP   78,5682017-08-06 11:39:21
My all-time best NAQP CW. The goal was to beat my highest score of 53,200 in
January 2015 with 400 Qs in 8 hours. I did that, with 488 Qs in 11+ hours for a
score of 78,568. The early-morning mults helped a lot.
 
WØUO   Single Op LP   149,8562017-08-06 11:42:25
Thunderstorm noise really hurt 40,80,160.
 
K9YC   Single Op LP   107,7802017-08-06 11:47:25
Despite stinko conditions on 15 and 10, those bands still managed to provide
some mults, so I stuck with then as long as I could. 80 and 160 were
disappointing, due to a combination of QRN and poor propagation.
 
AB9M   M/2 LP   1,5812017-08-06 11:52:14
Band QSOs Pts Sec Mt2 Pt/Q
3.5 12 12 8 0 1.0
7 28 28 16 1 1.0
14 11 11 6 0 1.0
Total 51 51 30 1 1.0
Score: 1,581
1 Mult = 1.6 Q's
Radio equipment: HF-2V on ground & TH-7 @ 50'; OMNI-VII & FLEX-1500
SUB-RX driving TDF-370 into inductively coupled Siemens Pure BINAX RIC hearing
aids with Heil HC-4 profile. WinKeyer USB driven by N1MM+
 
AA6DX   Single Op LP   2,6252017-08-06 11:57:14
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's NAQP Contest Log 4.5
CONTEST: NAQP-CW
CALLSIGN: AA6DX
LOCATION: CA
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-TIME: 2-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: TB-WIRES
CLUB: Northern California Contest Club
CLAIMED-SCORE: 2625
OPERATORS: AA6DX
NAME: Mark Nelson
ADDRESS: 801 J Street
ADDRESS-CITY: Eureka
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: CA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 95501
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
EMAIL: aa6dx@arrl.net
SOAPBOX: Computer power supply failed -Oh Well!
END-OF-LOG:
 
AJ6V   Single Op LP   93,1482017-08-06 12:03:12
20 meters was the money band for me.
 
W2CDO   Single Op LP   60,8362017-08-06 12:23:46
Rig: K3s @ 100w
Hexbeam @ 35', OCF Dipole @ 60', 40M Half Square
Thanks for the Qs,
73 Peter
 
N4YA   Single Op LP   32,0342017-08-06 12:30:32
Yaesu FT-5k, TH-7, XM-240, Tee Antenna for 80, Tee Antenna for 160 (new). HI-Z
Four Square Receive for low bands.

I recently built a 160 Meter Tee antenna designed by Mike Greenway, K4PI, and
installed it adjacent to my 80 meter Tee. I designed and built a switch box
that is remotely controlled from the shack to switch between the two antennas
that use the same radial field. The 160 performed pretty well, but after
moving the 80, it didn't like where I moved it to.

The bands were pretty noisy here in Atlanta.

I only had time to operate about 7 hours due to having to prep for a jury trial
this upcoming week. Seemed like a good contest to prep for the bigger fall
contests.
 
W1FJ   Single Op LP   113,1202017-08-06 12:31:54
Slow start pretty good finish, love those low bands. nice to see so many YL ops.
My favorite event.

K3/P3 160 INV L, 80M INV VEE @45'AND TOP LOADED VERT WITH 10 EL RADIALS,
SKYHAWK @ 50', 40M ROTARY DIPOLE @ 60' AND MY TRUSTY 4BTV @10' FOR SOME MULTS
 
WVØH   Single Op QRP   1,1522017-08-06 12:36:35
I ran my old Windows Vista Dell 1501 LT with N3FJP SW and a new WinKeyer to my
KX3 and SE/NW radiating 86 foot doublet at 39 feet or 30m vertical Quad (COA at
24ft) radiating E/W and remote SGC-230 at feedpoints at base of 12m Spiderbeam
telescopic pole.

20m was in fairly good shape but did notice some very rapid QSB that made
copying the latter part of the exchange difficult. Sometimes I would switch the
order around on repeats.

72 Everybody, it's good to be contesting again. Gotta do more.

Myron WV0H
 
K5TR(K5OT)   Single Op LP   191,1912017-08-06 12:43:23
Thanks to George K5TR for the station time - it was fun!

73,
Larry K5OT - another 'TOM' to honor recent SK K5IID. RIP OM!
 
K9CC   Single Op LP   43,9112017-08-06 13:09:27
I normally would spend more time running, but this time I couldn't get a good
rate running except for a couple of hours on 20 after supper. The low bands
were brutal. Besides the QRN from storms, I also had a fierce local man made
source on 40 through 160. Something that is totally new. I also was having
trouble rotating by beam and struggled to get it pointed east before the
contest started.
 
NØAC(@NØAC/Ø)   Single Op LP   6,6642017-08-06 13:11:00
Played only an hour or so.

Bill, N0AC
At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, 7100\'

Rig 1-FT1000MP~100w
Antenna 1-HyGain HyTower Jr.
Antenna 2-2 Element 20m vertical array

Rig 2-Ten Tec Omni VI~100w
Antenna 1-40m Dipole
Antenna 2-15m 2 Element vertical dipole array

Software-N1MM+
 
K9DR   Single Op LP   22,6012017-08-06 13:23:14
My first NAQP and it was lots of fun. Like a CW Sweepstakes, but without the
long exchange. Wish I could have done the full 10 hours. Glad to work a
number of Outlaws, but, once again, couldn't work another Wyoming station for
that elusive multiplier. Looking forward to more NAQP action.
 
WQ6X(@NX6T)   Single Op LP   65,0672017-08-06 13:23:43
This was another WQ6X remote operation from NX6T ("NashVille") in
Fallbrook.
Considering the number of different ways the internet could fail,
things ran amazingly smooth; except or a computer system crash @ 00:25z.
10 meters showed no activity in Fallbrook but 15 gave up some QSOs.
20 meters was HoT in the day and 40 was HoT in the evening.
Once again, using the Autek QF-1A filter on the laptop headphone audio
made a HuGe difference in the ability to copy weak signals, or signals
surrounded by QRM.
The biggest BUMMER was lack of stations in RI/VT/DE/VY & VO.
LooK for WQ6X in the NAQP SSB GiG and the SEQP on the Monday afterwards.
You can read all about WQ6X's participation in this (and other) GiGs at:
WQ6X.Blogspot.Com
"73"
Ron
WQ6X
 
K3KU   Single Op LP   24,9472017-08-06 13:24:29
Last 4:15. 10M and 15M gone; 20M OK for a few easy mult's and a few QSOs.
Expected more activity on 160M. I suspect that most of the Single Ops have
finished by the last hour or so.

Nothing spectacular. Biggest deal was having DC answer a CQ, then running the
other five bands with him.

I can understand zero-for-VY1; and even zero-for-VT, with such limited op time;
but zero-for-CT is puzzling.
 
WN4AFP   Single Op LP   2,0152017-08-06 13:25:49
I'm glad that Swamp Foxes let me in the den for a couple of hours. GO GO Swamp
Foxes! Dave
 
N6AN   Single Op QRP   3962017-08-06 13:27:00
I reached the Mt Waterman summit (8038')Saturday morning, got an adjustable
inverted vee hung from a tree, set up the KX1 and suddenly it was 18Z. A few
SOTA CQs generated nothing so I opted for the contest.
K6NA was the first to hear me. I logged a total of 22 contacts from AK to NY,
all with one watt, and all on 20 meters. WQ6X was the only other CA station
worked. KH6LC was loud but I never found Lloyd CQing. K0RF was rock crushingly
loud holding court on 14026

Hanging the antenna was easy. I was able to stand on a rock pile and tie the
feedpoint assembly to a branch.


73,
David N6AN

P.S. It was gratifying to see a number of N6AN RBN spots when I returned to
connectivity-land.
 
KU7Y   Single Op QRP   3,8542017-08-06 13:27:54
Busy with other things but did manage to so some S&P. The 40m antenna didn't
load right or work well at all but did manage a few Qs there anyway. Thanks for
everyone who had to dig me out of the noise! I wasn't able to get the tower
cranked up due to intermittent high winds. Ron, KU7Y

KX3 @ 5w.
3 ele at 25'.
40m vertical.
 
KØOO(@K3ZO)   Single Op LP   3,9002017-08-06 13:55:00
MANY THANKS TO MY HOST K3ZO
GREAT TO HEAR MANY FRIENDS
WORKING THE KH6 STATIONS WAS A REAL THRILL
LOTS OF S & P IN THIS ONE.
SEE YOU IN THE NEXT ONE

73

PAT K0OO
 
K7WP   Single Op LP   49,2662017-08-06 14:04:36
FT1000MP/ Force12 6BA @ 45'/ Mosley Classic 33 @ 30'/ InvertedV/N1MM+

Wish I could have given a full go, but other priorities ruled this weekend.
Seemed like good activity, and thankful for 10 and 15 open a bit.

Thanks for the Qs...

73, John K7WP ..
Go AZ Outlaws...!
 
N6MU   Single Op LP   31,3752017-08-06 14:16:50
Part time effort, mostly S&P. 73...

John, N6MU
 
W4ZGR/1   Single Op LP   7982017-08-06 14:43:59
A lot of Thunder Storms. And S9 static noise.
 
K5XU   Single Op LP   38,0252017-08-06 14:49:12
It was great to find activity on 10 meters for the first part of the contest.
 
W3USA(K8MR/M)   Single Op LP   2,6602017-08-06 15:12:15
Have HamStick will travel. I operated for two hours while my wife drove I-80 in
PA from MM145 to MM295. Single antenna, switched halfway through from 20 to 40,
although I did work K1TR on 40 by letting the K3 tune the 20 meter HamStick.

As noted by others, lots of QSB and marginal signals on 20 meters. 40 wasn't
too bad, but not real active by the time I went QRT at 2030Z.

I had hoped to get on as K8MR in NJ from my daughter's house, but between wine,
family time, and lack of sleep going in, decided that trying to get things set
up in the dark was not going to happen.

Hope to work lots of you in the Ohio QSO Party on Saturday, August 26.

73 - Jim K8MR
 
K5MXG   Single Op LP   17,8002017-08-06 15:15:15
wires hidden in the neighbors trees, 100w... and toddler cw ears.. did the best
i could.
 
WØRAA   Single Op LP   2,5422017-08-06 15:31:36
Because of health reasons I was only able to spend
3.5 hours in the contest. Made contacts on 40, 20 & 15 meters.
heard nothing at all on 10 meters, and QRN from local
storms made 80 meters useless. Never heard any GMC members on 40
meters, but maybe because I got started a little late. I did work
Shel, KF0UR a few times but not sure about other GMC members. My
apologies if I missed somebody. Thanks to all who gave me contacts.
 
KØWA   Single Op LP   62,2442017-08-06 15:44:20
I am glad that 10 and 15 were active again. Thunderstorm rolled through south
central Kansas around 5 pm my time and lasted till after 11 pm. Lots of
lightning. Decided to get back on around 10 pm my time. Lots of static on 40
and 80. 80 meters was grim. Very hard copy But, I had fun.... Thanks for
all the QSOs

de K0WA
 
W2SO   M/2 LP   22,8412017-08-06 15:55:54
off to a slow start, one op went home sick. had to scramble a little and then
ended early. still fun!
 
N2AN(WC4E)   Single Op LP   39,9842017-08-06 16:23:35
Could only do a few hours.
FT1000MP Dipoles 40'
 
NR4M   M/2 LP   282,9082017-08-06 16:30:35
Was Arnie's, KN4DEB, second ever contest. Very new ham.
The late hours really killed me. Got bed after 2 AM and back up at 6 AM!

Steve
 
N1DC   Single Op LP   4,4722017-08-06 16:42:30
Had an unexpected computer failure which limited me to just 2 hours.

The PC stopped talking to the radio in the middle of a run on 20M. The
investigation took a very long time and uncovered a bad USB to serial adapter.


I tried removing and reinstalling the COM drivers. It worked once for about 20
minutes then the same problem again. Way too frustrating to continue Saturday
night. Time to replace that adapter.

I'll be on for the Eclipse TEST.

Thanks for the QSOs.

73,

Rick N1DC
 
KH6CJJ   Single Op LP   33,8122017-08-06 16:44:15
The second and third hours here were dismal with 11 and 9 Qs each. I worked
everything I heard, but did not have a single reply to any CQ. Fortunately,
things picked up later and the contest was much more fun. Thanks for all the
Qs.

Aloha, Kent

TS-990
Hexx Beam at 40 ft
G5RV at 35 ft
 
N4MM   Single Op LP   8642017-08-06 16:45:23
Not much time to operate. The Berryville Hamfest was this weekend and i was tied
up all weekend
 
K5GN   Single Op LP   1,3262017-08-06 16:50:26
No way to get on earlier than almost midnight. When I did get on I found the
line noise here at home was louder than all but the upper echelons of signal
strength. I tried CQing and got some nice strings of answers but had to make
too many fill requests for notable rate. I did hear N2IC going great blazes
working guys I could not hear, so it seems the activity was good. If I get
more antennas up than my 40m vertical, I'll have to spend a lot of time with
the local power company RFI team to take advantage of them.
 
K5PI(@N3BB)   Single Op LP   194,0402017-08-06 17:03:17
Thanks to N3BB for use of his FB refurbished station. 10 and 15 seemed to be
just teaser bands so I took some off time earlier than normal. 20 and 40 were
solid, and while 80 and 160 weren't too noisy, it just didn't seem like signals
were that strong. Always a fun contest -- cu in the next one!
 
VE7FO   M/2 LP   18,7582017-08-06 17:15:08
Because of my wife's health problems I haven't been doing much contesting for
some time. I'm on my own now so have a lot more time for serious contesting.


I've decided to upgrade my station to permit SO2R, M/2 and M/M operation. The
process has started and now have QRO triplexer and BP filters to allow sharing
tribander between op positions. Don't have room for an antenna farm on my 33 x
120 ft city lot.

Quite a lot has changed while I haven't been paying attention so I'm going to
put a bunch of time into studying N1MM+ and K3/P3 manuals for things I can do
to improve my op abilities. For the next while I'll be practising these things
in the various contests without worrying about maximizing scores (at least, not
yet).

I have a couple of friends who op from here. They too will be practising these
various techniques.

The current push is to gain competence with SO2V so that, when the station is
ready, it hopefully won't be too much of a jump to SO2R. So, we turned on SO2V
for this NAQP CW and had at it.

Well, didn't take too long to figure out that if you've got any kind of a run
going at all SO2V isn't practical, at least not at our level of competence.
However, conditions on 40 were really great for trying this as responses to CQs
were far enough apart that it was easy to switch to the other Rx, work someone
you had already previously lined up, and get back to CQing without losing your
run frequency. Of course, it wasn't all smooth and we apologize to all those
we CQ'd on top of immediately after working them.

N1MM stats show 48 2nd radio Qs. While that sounds pretty good it doesn't
account for all the Qs we could have made running instead of fiddling with the
2nd Rx.

So, we can make SO2V work but probably will need more practice to make it
worthwhile.

We only used 20 and 40. 40 was pretty good. I had a nice run of 71 in just
over an hour.

Thanks for your patience when QSB got us

73, Jim VE7FO
 
AB1J   Single Op LP   23,5772017-08-06 17:30:08
This was an unintentional contest. I didn't even warn my wife about it, but
nothing else of consequence was going on so I stopped in for a while, which
turned out to be 8 hours. I guess I needed a serious radio fix, especially
with so little going on during the week.

Now that the sunspot count is dropping, overall HF activity has fallen off
greatly. I know a lot of folks are doing the digital thing, especially on the
nifty new FT8 mode. There's always activity to be found there and on JT65.
But activity on the traditional modes, CW, SSB and RTTY, is minimal except on
contest weekends.

This morning I took a look on PSKReporter and noted the number of digital
reporting stations:

FT8 485
JT65 471
PSK 114
JT9 20

That's today, but you can see the future.

I like these modes and was very active for five years on JT65 but don't have
the ambition to start over again on FT8. I kind of wish I was just discovering
the WSJT modes now and then I'd go crazy on FT8. It seems to me that FT8 has
contest possibilities. Contests could be scheduled on weekends when there are
vacant RTTY frequencies using the "fast QSO" technique described
under V53DX on qrz.com. On FT8 a running station could have a new QSO started
every 30 seconds (with 15 second overlaps).

On the weekends there's often some good traditional contest going on if I want
something fast and furious to get involved in. Like the NAQP-CW this weekend.
I wanted to get some running experience and called CQ a lot with little success.
17% of my QSOs were from me running. Small signal = dinky results.

But it was fun. Thanks for the QSOs. The fall contest season is rapidly
coming up. Get ready.

73,
Ken, AB1J

Flex 6500
N1MM+ with CWGet (backup for my increasingly slow response times)
20-10 attic dipoles
Outside stealth wire used on 20, 40 and 80m.
 
K6NR   Single Op LP   115,2002017-08-06 17:48:59
Nice to have 10 open a little, but 15 wasn't great. Terrible
local noise on the low bands, sorry I couldn't pull everyone
out of the soup. Dana, K6NR
 
K3UA   Single Op LP   159,2942017-08-06 17:52:08
What a fun ten hours of CW contest - and the time just flies when operating the
NAQP.

Someday I need to improve the station and perhaps do some SO2R at some point.
But even with just one radio and one all band 80M dipole the contest is lots
of
great fun.

So about an hour before the contest I threw up an additional 66 feet of wire
only about 8 feet off the ground. This way when I switched to work 160 I just
went outside and alligator clipped the additional length onto the end of my 80
dipole. Worked slick as can be but then after leaving 160 I had to go back
outside and unclip the wire from the dipole to hit 80M and 40M again.

Station as follows: K3 with Ten Tec 238 tuner and all band 80M inv with
center
up about 25 feet at the center

Used Wintest for logging but had to use an old CMOS Super Keyer II for
exchanges etc. No direct connection between WT and the K3 so had to log the
WT
entries separately.

Thanks again to all for the Qs and the chance to say hello to old friends.

73,

Phil K3UA
 
KQ4LA   Single Op LP   7,1252017-08-06 17:58:41
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's NAQP Contest Log 4.2
CONTEST: NAQP-CW
CALLSIGN: KQ4LA
LOCATION: VA
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: OVER-50
CLUB: POTOMAC VALLEY RADIO CLUB
CLAIMED-SCORE: 7125
OPERATORS: KQ4LA
NAME: Jeffrey Swain
ADDRESS: 1684 Sheppard Ave
ADDRESS-CITY: Norfolk
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: VA
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 23518
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: USA
EMAIL: swainja@gmail.com
END-OF-LOG:
 
NN4RB   Single Op LP   4322017-08-06 18:11:46
I planned to operate some on this contest to try to maintain a 20-20
participation. The contest being CW, I know my operation will be limited.
After the Roanoke Ham Fest in the morning, some chores around the house, and
spending time with the great grand child, I finally got into the ham room. I
made my first contact at 00:00 UTC. Not by design or intention, it just
happened that way. I stayed on 40 meters and put in a single band score. I
worked for 2:19 minutes, and was proud of the 27 contacts that I made. Called
it quits and went to bed. There is no way I can copy the cw speeds use in a
contest. But, I know my call and a "TU." Thanks for Fldigti giving
me the added help and confidence.

Had fun and felt good.

Rick
NN4RB

N1MM+, Fast HP PC running W10
N1MM+ with Fldigi set up for CW Reader
ICOM IC-756PROIII
Elecraft KT500 at base of 40' OCF
 
W1WBB   Single Op LP   49,0422017-08-06 18:14:47
Kind of last minute decision to operate as schedule opened up late. Then
decided it was time to finally change it up with the name! I like the 2-letter
approach so went with my younger son's nickname/initials -- he's a competitor
who encourages my radiosport. I was prepared for the repeats ;^) No idea what
I'll do next NAQP CW event!?!

First time in a few years to be able to put in 10 hrs in this contest. Pretty
much a 3-band event for me -- inability to TX on 15m (rig issue) and currently
no 160m ant. No Es propagation on 10m noted the few times I checked.

Consistently weak, weak sigs on 20m with rapid, heavy QSB likely as result of
strong sustained solar wind stream striking earth... compounded by recent S4-5
local noise source to my west made copy a challenge (CW filtering helps!). 40m
and esp. 80m had lots of static crash QRN for me throughout... hence the many
repeats. Always fun on CW, no matter. Thanks for the Q's! 73, W1WBB

Icom 706 MKIIG to a Hexbeam @ 32', 88' doublet on 40/80m up 40' + low OCF
dipole. N1MM+ Logger with WinKeyer USB. LoTW & ClubLog user.
 
W8FN   Single Op LP   81,6572017-08-06 18:19:44
Horrible conditions, lots of noise. Another real whuppin. At least a pretty slow
beginning rate stayed steady this time, rather than going completely in the
toilet. Bad conditions + bad low band antennas + summertime QRN = low scores.
Hope to do better next January.

73...
Randy, W8FN
 
NO5W(@W5GAD)   Single Op LP   26,7672017-08-06 18:34:44
K3/100, 3el Steppir @ 55ft, CQ/X 1.8.0.13

I was off to a real good start when the rains hit the area near the clubhouse
in Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans. About 4 hours into the contest, with 30
minutes already taken off due to lightning, I received a notice to vacate the
premises due to flash flooding in the park.

So at 2215Z I slogged to the car hoping to return later to complete the contest
but that was not to be. I did make it home about 3 hours later after navigating
the streets of the city. And fortunately when I returned to the club house
Sunday morning the radio and computer were high and dry even though about 4-6
inches of water had flooded the operating room.

It was not how I had envisioned doing the contest but it was fun while it
lasted and I'm primed for the January edition. Thanks for the Qs.

73/Chuck/NO5W
 
KH6LC   Single Op LP   3,7442017-08-06 18:48:45
More fun than getting jabbed by a sharp stick but not by much...Nice to hear
Chuck K0RF rocking again!..The only "highlight" for me was making a
few contacts on 10 meters.

Don't forget the Hawaii QSO Party, Starts Aug 26th 0400z...We'll be on CW &
SSB.
Info at: http://hawaiiqsoparty.org/

73 & Aloha, Lloyd
 
KI6OY   Single Op LP   202017-08-06 19:23:26
100 watts and a wire. Multiplier log.
 
NA8V   Single Op LP   196,3012017-08-06 19:35:28
After the CME the other day I thought condx might be terrible but they were
pretty good as was the activity. Nice to make some contacts on 10/15. I was
afraid of running out of time at the end, 20/20 hindsight says maybe I saved
too much. By far the best I've done in Aug. For the most part, things just
went well. a few keyboard snafus, apologies to my victims.

greg/na8v
 
N5TOO   Single Op LP   16,7662017-08-06 19:47:31
Part time. Trouble with computer causing delay reporting scores.
 
W4ML(W4MYA)   M/2 LP   119,9252017-08-06 20:23:16
Ran some, S/P more
RUN EM
 
K2LE(@K2LE/1)   Single Op LP   98,1182017-08-06 20:23:37
VERY SLOW START ON 10 AND 15, THE USUAL PIPELINE TO FL NEVER MATERIALIZED;
FOLLOWED BY HEAVY RAIN STATIC ON 20 AND 40 FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME.
HAD MANY REQUESTS FOR MOVING BANDS, SO GUESS VT WAS STILL RARE MULT
WHILE COMPLYING, YOU ALMOST ALWAYS LOSE YOUR RUN FREQ -HI

BUT IT WAS FUN, DESPITE THE LOWEST SCORE IN YEARS

73

Andy K2LE VT
 
K6XX   Single Op LP   3,6552017-08-06 20:54:16
"I showed up".
 
N5XZ   Single Op LP   14,3282017-08-06 21:06:20
Part time only. Very noisy on 40M so I went to bed!
 
W2JC   Single Op LP   6,1362017-08-06 23:19:06
Just casual this time ... other things needed to be done during the day ... 40m
nightime did not seem very good.. Hex beam worked nicely -- a ZL came back to
me, which was a nice surprise!
 
WØUY   Single Op LP   6,7282017-08-07 04:18:29
Thunderstorms limited my rating time.
 
N4ZZ   Single Op LP   207,8082017-08-07 05:32:36
Weather was so nice here that had a hard time making up my mind to stay in
side.
It turn out to be fun after all. Bands were little noisy especially 80 &
160, but plenty of stations to work. Thanks for all the Qs! 73, Don n4zz
 
KB8TYJ   Single Op LP   34,7752017-08-07 08:05:15
Great contest. Glad to be a part of the Braille team of blind operators.
 
KC9UJS   Single Op LP   2,2682017-08-07 08:27:51
Very part time as expected due to family obligations.

A few minutes late afternoon then the rest was during the last 2 hours of the
contest.
 
KA6JLT   Single Op LP   9032017-08-07 08:33:32
[log removed from comments]

START-OF-LOG: 3.0
CREATED-BY: N3FJP's NAQP Contest Log 4.5
CONTEST: NAQP-CW
CALLSIGN: KA6JLT
LOCATION: NV
CATEGORY-OPERATOR: SINGLE-OP
CATEGORY-STATION: FIXED
CATEGORY-TRANSMITTER: ONE
CATEGORY-POWER: LOW
CATEGORY-ASSISTED: NON-ASSISTED
CATEGORY-BAND: ALL
CATEGORY-MODE: CW
CATEGORY-TIME: 6-HOURS
CATEGORY-OVERLAY: TB-WIRES
CLAIMED-SCORE: 903
OPERATORS: KA6JLT
NAME: Rob Walker
ADDRESS: 4800 KIETZKE #26
ADDRESS-CITY: RENO
ADDRESS-STATE-PROVINCE: NV
ADDRESS-POSTALCODE: 89502
ADDRESS-COUNTRY: U.S.A.
EMAIL: ka6jlt@itl.cc
END-OF-LOG:
 
W4JAM   Single Op LP   3,4402017-08-07 08:34:24
With a hamfest, people dropping by cut into the time that I wanted to try and be
on. Am not a cw person so am happy with 80 contacts. Looking forward to SSB
weekend.

K3, DB36 steppir at 100 ft plus diople for 80
 
W9ILY   Single Op LP   6,3242017-08-07 09:21:47
Optibeam OB 9/5 and phased verticals
 
WR3R   Single Op LP   1,5982017-08-07 09:48:50
Tks for the contacts...lots of fun in a limited amount of time!

73's Gary WR3R
 
KK9V   M/2 LP   40,4302017-08-07 10:39:54
Low bands were very noisy.
 
N6AA   Single Op LP   123,5202017-08-07 12:15:53
Some power line noise
 
AH7U   Single Op QRP   2862017-08-07 12:59:47
Didn't really pick up until later, but the YL had to go to the hospital, so that
severely limited my time. Thank you for all the Qs!

Elecraft KX3
Quad-loop and end-fed sloper at about 20'
 
WF3T   Single Op LP   7,1682017-08-07 13:01:07
Florida thunderstorms!
 
KEØTT   Single Op QRP   11,1782017-08-07 13:40:49
K3/10 at 5 watts to a pair of switch-selected dipoles at right angles, and up
about 45 to 50'. Fed with ladder lines and vintage Johnson Matchbox tuners.
Thanks for your copy of my QRP out there! Enjoyed the activity on 40 thru 10
M. Many big signals this time on 20 and 40 M. Never got to 80 M as a
scattered storm rolled in and stayed in the area, so pulled the plug and
grounded out the wires. C U next time! 73, Dan, ke0tt
 
AH6KO   Single Op LP   22,7202017-08-07 17:44:52
Thanks for the contacts. Conditions very poor in the Hawaiian morning, but
improved steadily during the day. Aloha and 73~ Stan AH6KO

100W + dipoles
 
KK9N   Single Op LP   3,3752017-08-07 18:24:55
Stopped by the remote station for a couple of hours on my way back from
Carlinville, IL Hamfest. Got in a few contacts before the sleep deprivation
took over.
 
K3ORC   Single Op LP   1,3052017-08-07 19:17:49
Pretty poor conditions in Maryland but fun for a couple of casual hours.
 
N9RV   Single Op LP   65,5202017-08-07 20:18:44
Conditions seemed pretty washed out from up here -- signal strength on 40
especially was weak and couldn't get anything going.

Nice job by N2IC -- what a score!

Good to hear plenty of MT on -- no one asked me for a QSY!
 
W8RU   Single Op LP   1052017-08-07 20:29:48
Operated a rover in the 222MHz and Up Contest so didn't have much energy left
after that. 40m was in great shape. Thanks for the QSOs and 73!
 
W4EE   M/2 LP   12,0702017-08-08 09:44:01
TS-590S, tri-bander, OCFD
N1MM+ logger
Tnx for the Q's
73, Jim
 
N4EEV   Single Op LP   15,9102017-08-08 10:44:39
K3 and a dipole @ 40ft. Sadly I hurt too much to sit in the chair for much more
than 30-40mins per iteration. Thanks for the QSO. 73 Mike
 
K4YFH   Single Op QRP   12017-08-08 10:57:39
QRM BAD FOR 1 WATT
 
WX3B   M/2 LP   22,0002017-08-08 11:35:00
A little fun in 3.5 hours. I was encouraged to see 10 & 15 open, but
couldn't get any sustained runs going.

20 & 40 sounded lively, and 80 sounded good, however my 80 meter computer
did not cooperate and my time was up anyway.

A more passionate effort will be forthcoming for NAQP SSB with K3AJ leading the
M/2 team from WX3B!

73,

Jim WX3B
 
K5RT   Single Op LP   26,6642017-08-08 16:52:36
Nice to see 10 meters open at the start of the contest
 
W3IUU   Single Op LP   31,0302017-08-08 17:37:32
Submitting as part of Potomac Valley Radio Club. The Braille Team is made up of
blind hams from around the country, coordinated on a listserv that discusses
all sorts of issues, not just contesting. We use the name "braille"
in CW contests, but will probably use individual names on phone; some things
are too hard to get across. Besides, it keeps folks from depending too much on
their call history files.
 
KN4Y/M   Single Op LP   1,3802017-08-08 17:48:03
The plan was simple, bowl in the senior tournament, find a quiet spot and
operate mobile at as a fixed location. Having not bowled much this summer my
old body did take lightly to bowling six games, as a result my hands cramped,
next my legs, even my toes got into the act. Trying to operate CW with a body
full of cramps would not be what a sane operator would continue to do. Some
will argue that point. I shut down, secured the station, got a fifth of cramp
reducer and went into the motel room. P.S. If we worked I was mobile in Pasco
County Florida.
 
VA3RKM   Single Op LP   4,6752017-08-08 18:25:21
K3, verticals and dipole.
 
K9FO   Single Op LP   10,6502017-08-08 19:11:21
Enjoyed the break from summertime activities. Just evening op time so missed the
10 and 15 openings. Nice to see some OT's. 73, Will, K9FO
 
K6CSL   Single Op LP   2,7742017-08-09 04:31:23
Hardly my best. Difficult with my "Invisible" antennas.
 
WB9Z   Single Op LP   95,7762017-08-09 07:58:52
Just got back from Europe a few hours before the start. With a pounding head
cold and still jet-lagged, managed to work through it and get some points for
the club.
 
W7HJ   Single Op LP   422017-08-09 12:40:29
Antenna restrictions, only 20M and above antenna was working OK, except for one
KH6 station, propagation dictated I use 40M and below.....CushCraft R5 not
built for 40M but it worked anyway !
 
N3SB   Single Op LP   2242017-08-09 12:54:42
Jim Nitzberg here, pleased to enter N3SB's club effort for NAQP CW!

73,

Jim WX3B on behalf of N3SB
 
W4ER   Single Op QRP   2162017-08-09 19:09:55
Between thunderstorms and other commitments, only had a few minutes to
participate. Thanks for the Qs!

K3 @ 5 watts to dipoles with N1MM Logger

73, John
 
K9GY   Single Op QRP   4,8762017-08-09 20:32:09
Operated portable QRP with Yaesu FT-817 and end fed antenna with fed point about
7 feet up and other end about 25-30 feet off a parking lot lamp post! Geez took
me longer than expected to through a baseball with string attached over a lamp
post when you have about 4 feet of lamp. No MLB career here! Missed beginning
by 45 mins and 10m opening, ARGH!

Funny thing is I had to take Army/DoD hearing test three times this year
because my left ear 4k hearing changed enough they needed to make sure it was
right! Made me wonder how you 160m ops would do on the hearing test! Too many
hockey games in addition too many helicopter trips in Afghanistan.

Much better weather than last year when heat index was well over 100 F. Had a
nice breeze and was mostly in the shade....operating out of the back of a
Subaru.

A person stopped by to ask about the setup because they thought I had an
electric car and I was charging it....?! Another person came by and I gave them
a QSX to possibly wet their appetite for ham radio.

GO SMC!

73, Eric (aka "MO")

Ft Eustis, VA
http://www.tradoc.army.mil
"Victory Starts Here!"
 
VA3PCJ   Single Op QRP   5122017-08-09 20:36:11
QRP/P from Clarence Island, ON (Loc.: FN25JN).
RIG: KX3 @ 3W. Ant.: PAR EndFedZ Tribander Vert. Key: Palm Single Paddle.
The QSOs in the contest contributed towards the "qualifying" of
Clarence Island as island "ON-301" in the Canadian Islands Activators
Program (CIAP): http://veislandactivators.blogspot.ca.
73 de Jose VA3PCJ
 
W9KKN   Single Op LP   1,0562017-08-10 00:31:18
Very casual effort between honey-dos and I have a lot of practice yet before
I'll be even remotely competitive on CW. I figured I'd make an appearance
though!
 
W4II   Single Op LP   118,1162017-08-10 14:38:24
No Qs on 160 or 10m. 135' ladder-line fed inv vee doublet at 50'. Thanks to
those who stuck with me !!! Great fun.

GO 599 DXA.........73 John W4II Gulf Coast of Alabama
 
K3CCR   M/2 LP   52,4162017-08-10 21:05:39
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. Both
N3UM and W3GB were available for NAQP CW, and eager to try our
brand-new antenna, a JK2040 Falcon just installed Thurs. 8/3 on
our 85-ft. tower. The Falcon has 2 elements on 40 m. and 4 el.
on 20 m, interleaved on a 27-ft. boom.

The first 3 hr. 18-21Z we made 159 QSOs and 58 mults, N3UM CQing
on 40 while W3GB did fast click-&-pounce on 20-m. The next few
hrs. were slower as we and others took supper breaks.

Rate picked up after 00Z, 53 Qs 00-01Z and 59 01-02Z. At 02Z
N3UM found 40 m. rate still good, but W3GB saw few Qs and no mults
on 20 so he went to 80 m. for the first time and did well, QC to
FL in the east and NM to the west. After 03Z rates slowed and
fatigue from our intense antenna party caught up with us.
Our last Q at was at 0315Z.

We worked 7 of 13 VE provinces, 4 NA countries, and 46 states.
Missed DC, DE, NE, ND, and AK. We are delighted with our new
antenna. It has a power gain of about 6 on 40 m., so ERP in
NAQP was equivalent to running 600 Watts to our old inverted V.
 
K3WJV   Single Op HP   22,6322017-08-11 10:57:14
Not a valid entry but got in to give out some points and work friends.

Rural location 1255' ASL
FT1000MP & Alpha 89
40mtr inv vee @55ft

K3/P3 & Acom 2000A
2el K4KIO 6 band Hexbeam @24ft G-450A rotor & Green Heron
Inv vees for 80m & 40m with trapped 160m @55ft

Palstar HF-AUTO manually re-arranged between stns when necessary
WinKeyer USB & Vibroplex paddle

Rx ants - 200ft NE/SW kd9sv rbogs staggered & spaced @ 66ft - DXE ncc-2

SO2R >> TopTen DxDoubler-Band Aides-relays-W2VJN stubs

N1MM+ contest logger & DxLab master logger
 
N8II   Single Op LP   1,6202017-08-11 17:02:10
I was thinking the NAQP was probably a week later. I was much too tired to
operate that much which worked out well as activity seemed low and the static
crashes were really loud even on 20 from storms out to the east/west/south
which would have really caused fatigue with a big effort. Starting at 0130Z
especially in the August event is not recommended! I convinced myself to work a
few. There was Es to TN and Gulf Coast area probably even much higher than 20M,
but few ops left on band from those areas. Kudos to Bob,W4ML who found me on
backscatter on BOTH bands and he was buried in the static on 20! Great
ears,dude!

73, Jeff
 
WØBH   Single Op LP   3,7002017-08-13 06:52:25
Ducking storms today, but got in a few. Busy working on the Kansas QSO Party
coming up the last weekend in August

Thanks for the Qs!

73, Bob, w0bh
 
KW8N   Single Op LP   38,7352017-08-13 08:09:57
Only able to stop by the radio a few times at various points during the contest.