Results ...

QRP Homebrewer Sprint

Fall 2002

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Hi Sprinters!

Thanks to all who enjoyed the Fall QRP Homebrewer Sprint held on September 23, 2002.  (See full description of this regular event.)

1st Place winner N4BP receives a W1CG Low Power Balun Kit.  Congratulations to Bob for an outstanding performance!  

Runner-up winners K5ZTY and AK7Y each receive an Islander Pad Cutter.

Honorable Mentions:   W2TAG ran PSK31 only using a Warbler, and AB1AV ran a real homebrew rig on a breadboard using a Rainbow Tuner.  Each receives a 1-issue extension of their QRP Homebrewer subscriptions.

Look for another running of this fun sprint on March 24, 2003 from 0000-0400 UTC. 

Hope to hear you then!

72 de Ken - N2CQ

PS:  Many thanks to QHB editor N2APB for presentation of the results here on these pages and for creation of the online certificates!  We think all participants will enjoy theirs in proud recollection of this season's QHB Sprint.


FALL 2002 QRP HOMEBREWER SPRINT RESULTS

Call Mode  QSOs  Points  x SPCs x PWR = Score

N4BP

CW

106

424

53

7

157,304

K5ZTY

CW

87

348

47

7

114,492

AK7Y

CW

79

316

44

7

97,328

K1EV

Mixed

58

233

33

7

53,823

K0ZK

CW

53

212

36

7

53,424

N2APB

CW

40

160

27

10

43,200

N0RC

Mixed

45

185

31

7

40,145

N0JRN

CW

42

168

27

7

31,736

W2JEK

CW

36

144

25

7

25,200

W5TA

CW

21

84

16

7

9,408

N4UY

CW

15

60

14

10

8,400

KF4FHS

PSK

23

46

14

7

4,508

K8CV

CW

20

40

13

7

3,640

K0UE

CW

11

44

10

7

3,080

K8KFJ

CW

11

22

11

7

1,694

AE4EC

CW

6

24

6

7

1,008

K4GT

CW

6

24

4

10

960

W0UFO

CW

5

20

4

7

560

W2TAG

PSK

4

20

3

7

420

AB1AV

CW

2

8

2

10

160

K5QLF

CW

1

4

1

7

28

Checklogs:

WQ2RP *

CW

67

268

36

7

67,536

     * NJQRP Club Station, N2CQ op

SOAPBOX REPORTS

2003 Fall QRP Homebrewer Sprint Results


N4BP:
Elecraft K2 @ 5W, TH7-DXX @ 65ft, 40M Dipole @ 35ft, NA v10.57.  Condx very good on 20M, even the MW stations were loud.
de Bob - Plantation, FL
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K5ZTY:
Elecraft K2 - Force 12 C4S and G5RV.  Never did hear anything on 10 or 15 but 20 meters started off  with a bang. Good signals until a little after 9pm local.  Moved to 40 and had another pretty good run. Good to hear N4BP  in the hunt and good to work the contest manager on 20 and 40. Thanks for putting on another good one Ken.
de Bill - HOUSTON, TX
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AK7Y:
K-1 5 Watts. End fed 40m halfwave up 15'.  Since I was visiting my 86 year old Mother during the contest period,  I thought I would just give out a few contacts. My joke of an antenna worked better than expected so I worked the entire contest. Fun as usual  but I miss my ole KLM Tribander on 20 meters. I plan to be home for the Spring HB Sprint.
73 & TNX, Greg - Portable in Grand Rapids, MI.
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K1EV:
Elecraft K2 @ 5W, 40/80 Inv Vee at 35 feet, Wilson System 33 at 50 feet (Tribander with 40 meter driven element). Enjoyed my first NJ QRP Club Sprint - thanks for a great contest.  It was nice to hear all the QRPers, but I might as well have gone to bed after the third hour when things slowed way down and the noise levels came way up. I kept checking 10 & 15 meters all evening, but didnít hear a peep; heard only 1 peep on 80; worked 1 station on PSK and he wasnít even in the contest. 
73, Bill K1EV - Gales Ferry, CT
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K0ZK:
K-2 5 watts, Attic dipole.  A surprise to work Montana on 40m with the attic dipole.
72/73 de Arn - North Lebanon, ME
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N2APB:
Conditions were good and had great time meeting up with the familiar calls from QRP-L. Did lots of work on the bench while listening to the frequencies from across the room. Just slid over to catch a Q, then slid back to the bench for more prototype homebrewing. Sort of a modified S&P approach (solder & pounce, or "slide and pounce")!  Sierra, GAP Titan vertical, 1W.
de George - Forest Hill, MD
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N0RC:
RIG: K2, PSK-20, Attic Dipole.  Fun time and good band conditions.  Things a little slow on PSK but still bagged a few.
de Rod - Fort Collins, CO
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N0JRN:
K-1 at 4w. 
I had a great time!
de Jerry
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W2JEK:
OHR 500 at 5 w. Groundplane on 20, Dipole on 40 and End fed hertz on 80. This was a great contest - really enjoyed it. 
Thanks & 72/73, Don - River Edge, NJ
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W5TA:
NorCal "Red Hot 20" Transciever built as Kit, 5 watts out. Home Brew 5/8 wave vertical; ground mounted 8 radials. This contest turned into to be a learning experience on my new logging program. Next time will work at making Q's. Did get my first QRP DX. I really enjoy these QRP Sprints.
de Dick - Round Rock, TX
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N4UY:
Elecraft K-1, 40m and 20m dipoles. Minimum K-1 power -- 300 Milliwatts. Enjoyed the sprint. I turned my K-1 down to minimum power -- read .1 watt on the K-1 display -- 300 mw on OHR QRP wattmeter. 
Antennas were dipoles at about 25 feet.
73 de Jake - Vienna, VA
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K0UE:
Elecraft K1, St. Louis Vertical, LDG Z-11 antenna tuner. Bands went dead right after last QSO - would have kept going otherwise!  Thanks for a great contest! 
72 de Skip,K0UE/QRP 
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K8KFJ:
Had company over for the 49er/Redskin game so could only run into the shack occasionally and make a contact or two. Some breaks from the Sprint were over an hour in duration but I still wanted to make some Qs and show my participation & support for this FB operating event. Even though I was only able to manage a handful of contacts due to this rowdy football bunch, I did have fun and condx sounded good. Next time I hope to be one of the "afield" guys with a homebrewed rig.  Equipment was an Icom706MKIIG @ 5w and a very old 14AVQ ground mounted vertical.
de Garie - St. Albans, WV
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AE4EC:
K2 USING HB PADDLE - 4 WATTS. INVERTED VEE DIPOLE
Only had time for about ę hous of operating as I had to get up early To go to work on Monday.
de Ed - Carrboro, NC 
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K4GT:
K2 at 900mW. Force 12 C3S @ 38'
de Jim - Atlanta, GA
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W0UFO:
I was intending to work a serious session in the HB Test but found that the noise level in my neighborhood was so bad that I only worked a few loud ones before giving up. I think there is some new noise problem in my neighborhood that I need to get fixed because It wasn't like this when I was fox hunting. Of course, I just came home from QRP AFIELD where  conditions were superb.
72, de Mert - Saint Paul, MN
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W2TAG:
I was hoping more Warblers would show but only talked to one. The band conditions were not very good but the contacts I did make were solid. I cut the time short because of work the next day and it didn't seem that it was going to make any  difference in my score anyway.
Equipment: NJQRP Warbler @ 3W output, 80 Meter Doublet 
de Ted - Moorestown, NJ
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AB1AV:
Equipment: Homebrew transceiver, 600 milliwatts.  
Transceiver still on breadboard, powered by one 9v battery. Antenna is 140 ft end-fed wire via modified Rainbow Tuner.
My second contest in my third day of operating! The xcvr can actually be heard! Thanks to both ops for tolerating my clumsy fist and slow ears. Only managed to squeeze in an hour between kids' bedtime and my own, but had a good time and nice chats. Still need to work on T/R headphone thumps (MPF102 has too big a cutoff voltage to use for muting, I guess) and receiver noise.
de Bill 
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K5QLF:
Equipment: K2 into a doublet fed with 450-ohm twinlead via a ZM-2 tuner.
73, Fred, K5QLF.. 
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WQ2RP:
Thanks to all for your interest and activity in the sprint.
RIG: Elecraft K1 (40, 20 & 15m).
Ant: Mosley TA33jr & doublet.
Look for the Spring QHB Sprint on March 24, 2003, 0000z.
72 de Ken N2CQ Opr - Woodbury, NJ

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Many thanks for the excellent support for the Sprint from you all. Great to QSO all those Milliwatters with HB gear. Hope you all enjoyed it as I did.

72 de Ken N2CQ (WQ2RP Opr.)
 Woodbury, NJ             http://www.njqrp.org/data/contesting.html
 FM29jt
 N2CQ@ARRL.NET

 

Last Modified: January 25, 2003