Results ...

QRP Homebrewer Sprint

Spring 2003

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Hi Sprinters!

Thanks to all who enjoyed the Spring QRP Homebrewer Sprint held on March 24, 2003.  (See full description of this regular event.)

1st Place winner N4BP receives a 1-year subscription to Homebrewer magazine from the AmQRP Club.  Congratulations to Bob for his second consecutive win!  

Runner-up winners K5ZTY and W5TA each receive an Islander Pad Cutter.

Look for another running of this fun sprint this Fall on Sept. 22, 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

107

428

57

7

170,772

W5TA

CW

82

214

48

71,904

K5ZTY

CW

61

244 

36

7

61,488

KD7AEE

CW

84

168

48

7

56,448

W0UFO

CW

57

228

33

52,668

KE0G

CW

63

252 

28 

7

49,392

WB8RTJ

CW

33 

132

19

 10

25,080

K4BAI

CW

30

60

21

7

8,820

W2AGN

CW

18

72 

14

7,056

 

WB6BWZ

CW

23

46

 18

7

5,796

K4AVX

CW

19

76

10

7

5,320

W2JEK

CW

15

60

12

7

5,040

NB7F

CW

16

64

11

7

4,928

K4GT

CW

15

52

10

7

4,200

W0PWE

CW

10

40

9

10

3,600

K8KFJ

CW

12

48

8

7

2,688

K3NG

CW

9

36

6

10

2,160

VE7NI

CW

7

28

7

7

1,372

WB7AEI

CW

6

24

4

7

672

AB6UI

CW

4

16

4

7

448

AL7FS     CW 1 4 1 7 28

Checklogs:

WQ2RP *

CW

55

190

32

7

42,560

     * NJQRP Club Station, N2CQ op

SOAPBOX REPORTS

2003 Fall QRP Homebrewer Sprint Results

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N4BP:
 Elecraft K2 @ 5W, TH7-DXX @ 65ft, 402BA @ 50ft, 80M Dipole @ 60ft.   20M was dead in less than 1/2 hour.  Other bands were marginal,  no strong signals - but did work several miliwatters.
de Bob - Plantation, FL
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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
de Dick - Round Rock, TX
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K5ZTY:
 Elecraft K2 - Force 12 C4S.   I had to leave the contest after the first hour and 45 minutes,  but conditions were pretty good while I was in there. Fun to work  those MW stations on 40 meters. Those guys have guts. Hope I can  stay for the whole party next time. Thanks Ken for doing it again.  Good to work the contest manager on 2 bands.
de Bill - HOUSTON, TX
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W0UFO:
 K2@5W.  20M TA33@45'.  40M Inverted V resonant dipole, coax feed with UFO balun, apex at 35"  80M 120' zepp fed wire sloped 20' to 40'.  20M was lousy but 40M and 80M quite good.  Thanks to all for an  enjoyable Sprint.
de Mert - St. Paul, MN
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KE0G:
 Homebrew Rig.
de Dan - Rochester, MN
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WB8RTJ:
 K1-1W. Force 12 C4SXL@50'.  Couldn't stay until the end but was fun  while I was playing.
72s to all, JIM - Amherst, OH
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K4BAI:
 FT1000MP@ 5W, TH6DXX and dipoles.
de John - Columbus, GA
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W2AGN:
 NORCAL Sierra, NC-40A. KT34 & 300' Loop.  As always, fun, in spite of poor conditions. Gave me an excuse to  break out the old Sierra and NC40A.
de John - Vineland, NJ
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WB6BWZ:
 Yaesu FT-817 QRP xcvr, 5 watts into a 5-MHz OCF 28-ga insulated wire  stealth antenna up 40 feet in trees next to  I-75 in downtown Atlanta industrial area. SGC SG-237 autotuner.   WriteLog 10.40j, manual logging and post-modified  for QRP Homebrewer Sprint (based on ARS Spartan Sprint module),  no CAT interface.
de Matt - Atlanta, GA
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K4AVX:
 Worked only on 40 meters at two watts, with a Small Wonders Lab DSW-40.Forty had long propagation, with no close in stations.  Only able to participate for about an hour, but enjoyed the Sprint.
73/72,John - Hazard, KY
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W2JEK:
 OHR 500 at 5 w. Ten-Tec 1380 @ 3w & HW-8 @ 2w.Groundplane on 20,  Dipole on 40 and End fed hertz on 80.
 Thanks & 72/73, Don - River Edge, NJ
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NB7F:
 K2 to sloping dipole. 7040 was murder - we need to  SPREAD OUT !!! (IMHO)
de Lee - Portland, OR
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K4GT:
 Elecraft K2-5W.
de Jim - Atlanta, GA
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W0PWE:
 Rig: NN1G Xmtr (1w) with Iowa CSS Rcvr, both  Manhattan built.  Ant: Trap Inv Vee.  I was only able to operate the contest briefly and forgot to get my log turned in. Thanks Ken,  you guys do a great job with the contests and  promoting homebrew.
72 Jerry - Johnston, IA
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K8KFJ:
 K1 #01194, ground mounted vertical. 5W.  Got a late start (1 hour) because of company.  Was surprised to find no activity on 20m.  Went to 40m where I stayed for the duration (no 80m in the K1).  Found activity rather sporadic but conditions seemed fairly good.  Top dog here was W0UFO in MN who was 599+.  Didn't hear any QRPp stations with the exception of WN7T in WA who I don't think was participating in the Sprint.  Didn't make many Qs but wanted to submit my log to show my participation and thanks to the NJ QRP Club for their sponsorship  of the Homebrewer Sprint.
de Garie - St. Albans,, WV
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K3NG:
 I didn't intend on operating the contest as I was planning a 'meltsolder' night.  I casually operated awhile and had some fun.  20 meters was dead and all I could hear on 80 meters was WQ2RP, but I couldn't make contact.  Hopefully next time I'll  plan ahead and operate this seriously.  Nice little contest.
 :-) 72, Goody - Lehighton PA
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VE7NI:
 Rigs used were Ten Tec 1340 and 1320 transceivers built from kits with 5 watts output power.
73, John - Kamloops, BC
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WB7AEI:
 Given the conditions, I was surprised to make this many QSOs.  40M was obviously open to UT!  There weren't many contesters heard, and the ones not worked were at the noise level.  I'll bet the higher bands were better - I need to get some HB gear up on 20M.  All contacts with homebrew 40M superhet receiver (new, replacing the old faithful DC receiver) and 1 watt VFO exciter with 5 watt MOSFET power amplifier.  Battery power / homebrew battery charger.  Antenna is a full wave 40M loop with two sides along a fence top at about 6 feet and the high corner at about 17 feet at the house eaves (obviously homebrew!).  Antenna tuner and VSWR meter also homebrew.  Used a vibro brass racer instead of my homebrew keyer this year.  (And no, wouldn't dream of running my Pixie Deluxe in this!) Thanks for the excuse to get on and work some other QRP homebrewers!
de Phil - Kent, WA
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AB6UI:
 NORCAL 20, 5W. R7-vertial.
 20M was active at the start of the contest but went dead early.  Took dinner break and came back to silence. Finally worked one more then gave up. Was using solar charged gel cell to power the NORCAL 20 and ZM-2 antenna tuner and NB6M paddle. (HB)
de Brian - Torrance, CA
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AL7FS:
 I only worked N4BP with my K2(5w) on 20 meters.  No other stations were heard during my time on the air.  I was using my KLM KT-34A at 40 feet.
73, Jim - Anchorage, AK
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WQ2RP:
 Thanks to all for your interest and activity in the sprint. RIGs: Elecraft K1 (40, 20M), Kenwood TS-850s on 80M. Ant: Mosley TA33jr & doublet. Look for the Fall QHB Sprint on Sept. 22, 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: June 8, 2003