Results ...

QRP Homebrewer Sprint

Fall 2003

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Hi Sprinters!

Thanks to all who enjoyed the Fall QRP Homebrewer Sprint held on September 29, 2003.  (See full description of this regular event.)

1st Place winner N9NE receives a DDS Daughtercard Kit

Runner-up winner K5ZTY receives a copy of the Atlanticon 2004 Proceedings

Look for another running of this fun sprint this coming spring on March 22, 2004, 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 2003 QRP HOMEBREWER SPRINT RESULTS

CALL MODE QSOs POINTS x SPCs    x  PWR =  SCORE

N9NE    

CW     

97       

388    

54     

7  

146,664

K5ZTY   

CW     

79       

316    

55     

7  

121,660

W5TA    

CW     

63       

200    

41     

7   

57,400

W0UFO   

CW     

56       

224    

35     

7   

54,880

W0NTA   

CW     

51       

204    

33     

7   

47,124

VE3XT   

CW     

44       

172    

27     

7   

32,508

W2JLK   

CW     

35       

140    

23    

10   

32,200

W5KDJ   

CW     

25       

100    

21    

15   

31,500

K3ESE   

CW     

36       

144    

26     

7   

26,208

N0TK    

CW     

31       

124    

23     

7   

19,964

K8DDB   

CW     

31       

124    

22     

7   

19,096

KW4JS   

CW     

34       

132    

20     

7   

18,480

K4UK    

CW     

32       

128    

20     

7   

17,920

K0FRP/4 

CW     

33       

132    

18     

7   

16,632

W2JEK   

CW     

22        

88    

20     

7   

12,320

WA1ZCB  

CW     

22        

88    

18     

7   

11,088

W3DP    

CW     

22        

88    

15     

7    

9,240

K1KID   

CW     

20        

80    

16     

7    

8,960

W1PID   

CW     

22        

88    

14     

7    

8,624

KE2WB   

CW     

13        

52    

10     

7    

3,640

N2CX    

CW      

9        

36     

8     

7    

2,016

AE4EC   

CW      

7        

28     

6     

7    

1,176

K2EKM   

CW      

3        

12     

3    

10      

360

N8VW    

CW      

3        

12     

3     

7      

252

WB7AEI  

CW      

3        

12     

3     

7      

252

 CHECKLOG:            
WQ2RP * CW        34 136      24     7      22,848

* NJQRP Club Station, N2CQ op

SOAPBOX REPORTS

Fall 2003 QRP Homebrewer Sprint Results

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N9NE:
Rig: K2 #1429 @ 5W. Antennas: Triband beam and 88 ft. doublet at 60 feet. Thanks to the NJQRP Club for making the fun possible! Eighty meters was productive here in WI: wish that more ops had been able to get on that band.
de Todd, Oshkosh, WI
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K5ZTY:
Elecraft K2, Force 12 C4S. My first QRP contest in a while and it went strictly according to Murphy's Law. Didn't do the last hour. Seemed to be good participation and some pretty good condtions for a change. Had fun while things were working here though. Thanks to Ken and the rest of the NJ bunch for putting this one on again.
de Bill, Houston, TX
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W5TA:
20 meters: NORCAL "Red Hot" transceiver (kit, X4), 5 Watts.   Antenna:5/8 wave ground mounted vertical. 40 meters: Kenwood TS-430S (commercial, X2)     Power: 5 watts monitored with Welz SWR/Power meter   Antenna: 1/4 wave ground mounted vertical Did better than last year's fall sprint, but not as good as spring sprint.  Was a lot of fun anyway.
Very 72, de Dick, Round Rock, TX
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W0UFO:
Elecraft K-1 5W. 20m dipole, 40m zepp fed 160' wire. Conditions were good and enjoyed working so many of the regular qrp ops.
de Mert, Cabin in Pine County, MN
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W0NTA:
Operated a K2 at 5 watts output to a temporary short G5RV antenna up 20 feet in my backyard. I have antenna restrictions here so I put up this antenna for the contest. It worked very well on 20 meters but not so hot on 40. Many very strong signals here tonight on both bands. Another fun sprint. Thanks to the New Jersey club for organizing it.
de Dick, Greeley, CO
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VE3XT:
Elecraft K1 to homebrew all band vertical with 8 AA NiMH battery pack. Good condions and good operators made for a good score.
de Bill, Thunder Bay, ONT
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W2JLK:
Small Wonder modified 1W. 40m Dipole up 15m. Hamming since '59 - Homebrewing entire time!
de Jim, Matawan, NJ
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W5KDJ:
Good contest as long as you operated 20.  40 next to impossible, nil sigs on 80.  Met lot of the regulars and few new folks.  Good contest and looking forward to the next one. K1-4 Yagi on 20, LW on 40.
de Wayne, Spring, TX
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K3ESE:
Setup was a K1 at 5W into a longwire.  I missed the first half hour, while reading "The Long Winter" to my little girls. I also missed the last half hour, as I was falling asleep, and there were no ops out there left unworked, it seemed. But while I was there, it was a load of fun! Thanks to NJQRP once again!
73, 72 es oo, Lloyd, Reisterstown, Maryland
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N0TK:
K-1 #545 on 20 & 40 m attic dipoles.
de Dan, Highlands Ranch, CO
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K8DDB:
Sierra 5W, G5RV @ 37 feet and LDG Electronics Z11 Auto Tuner, N3FJP's contest software and Dell Latitude laptop computer. Band conditions weren't too good. 20 meters dried up early, 40 and 80 meters were noisey, but so what, I had a good time! Thanks to the sponsors and all of the QRP gang!!
de MiKe, Vulcan, MI
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KW4JS:
Elecraft K2, 5W.
de John, KINGSTON, TN
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K4UK:
Elecraft K2.
Was able to get in for just a little time due to other Commitments.
de Stan, Moneta, VA
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K0FRP/4:
K1 40M ONLY VERTICAL DIPOLE IN THE PINE TREES
de Al, Aiken, SC
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W2JEK:
OHR-100A 20m, OHR40 40m & TenTec 1380 80m. Thanks for a nice contest!
de Don, River Edge, NJ
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WA1ZCB:
Elecraft K-1 4W. 300' wire loop in 50' tree. My first QRP contest was not what I expected.  I had a lot of contacts(22) and 18 new states to add to my W.A.S. award, and all on 40 meters.  Had a great time in the sprint.  Look for me in the next HB sprint.
de Ed, Fall River, MA
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W3DP:
Elecraft K-1 5W #238, G5RV up 25'
de Dick, Camp Hill, PA
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K1KID:
Elecraft K2 @ 5 W, Antenna = Carolina Windom @ 35 ft. What a blast. 20 Meters closed down shortly after the start of the Sprint. 40 was up and down all evening but was in there long enough to make contacts. 80 meters was in terrible shape but managed to snag N9NE, the only station heard there. Conditions were not the best but the experience under poor conditions is invaluable. Love the Sprints, They are long enough so that you can polish your skills without the marathon effort required for a contest weekend! I hope every one had as much fun as I did. See you all in the next Sprint!
72 de Carl, MA
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W1PID:
Rigs DSW 40 and DSW 20 Antenna Windom OCF dipole Many thanks for a fun event,
best, Jim, NH
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KE2WB:
de John, Atlanta, GA
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N2CX:
Sierra 5w.
de Joe, Bellmawr, NJ
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AE4EC:
Elecraft K2,560 ft horizontal loop, gell cell power Lots of local noise here making it difficult at time to pull stations out of noise. Too bad I had to get up early next morning for work or could have stayed on the air longer. Sometimes wish test would start earlier in evening.
de Ed - Carrboro, NC
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K2EKM:
HOMEBREW XCR (ROCKMITE), 250MW-1W
de Bill, Springfield, VA
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N8VW:
Elecraft K2 5W.
de Pat, OH
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WB7AEI:
Station:  Homebrew superhet rcvr (BP fltr, NE602, xtal fltr, NE602, NE5532 audio filter & amp), Homebrew TX 1 watt VFO exciter with 5W IRF511 MOSFET amp, homebrew SWR meter and tuner, homebrew keyer (K1EL with skin resistance paddle), 40M full wave stealth loop with 2 sides at 6 feet and high point 17 feet. At least conditions were better than for QRP Afield (?).  Signals here were at the "hold your breath while you copy" level.  Anyone who worked several hours of this deserves a special award for perseverance under awful conditions!  The guys above have real good ears!  Thanks for the fun, 72's

Phil WB7AEI, Kent, WA
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WQ2RP:
 Thanks to all for your interest and activity in the sprint.  RIGs: Elecraft K1 4w, 8 AA batteries, Portable zepp.  Good band conditions in general.  It was great to QSO the  "Ususual Suspects" and several with milliwatt power.  Look for the Spring QHB Sprint on Mar 22, 2004, 0000z.  CU THERE!
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: May 2, 2004