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QRP Homebrewer Sprint

Spring 2006

Hi All,

Here is the result for the 2006 Spring NJQRP Homebrewer Sprint. Many thanks for your entries and also the activity for those who didn't get around sending in an entry. Excellent conditions on 40 and lots of QSOs country wide. As expected, a great score from Randy, K7TQ and again, Dick, W0NTA did very well as did Martin, KN5G. It was good to see some PSK-31 QSOs by Colin, KE7BXP. He worked some DX at the same time too!

Look for the next Homebrewer Sprint on USA Sunday evening on September 25, 2006 - 0000 UTC.  Additional details about this next event will be posted on the NJQRP website and in issue #7 of the AmQRP Homebrewer CD Magazine.

I hope all enjoyed the sprint! 

72 de Ken N2CQ@ARRL.NET


SPRING 2006 QRP HOMEBREWER SPRINT RESULTS

Call Mode      QSOs     Points  x SPCs  x PWR  = Score

K7TQ

CW

76

304

39

7

82,992

W0NTA

CW

79

316

33

7

72,996

KN5G

CW

65

260

36

7

65,520

W5TA

CW

88

176

43

7

52,976

WC7S

CW

51

204

25

10

51,000

AC0DS

CW

45

180

31

7

39,060

K7IA

CW

44

88

29

15

38,280

W2LJ

CW

46

184

27

7

34,776

K3ESE

CW

45

180

27

7

34,020

KD2MX

CW

42

84

26

7

15,288

N0EVH

CW

27

108

20

7

15,120

W2JEK

CW

28

112

16

7

12,544

K9FO

CW

19

76

14

10

10,640

W7GB

CW

18

72

13

7

6,552

KS4L

CW

17

68

11

7

5,236

NU7T

CW

12

48

7

7

2,352

W5ESE

CW

8

32

7

7

1,568

KE7BXP

PSK

9

36

6

7

1,512

KA2KGP

CW

7

21

7

7

1,029

KI4CKT

CW

6

24

5

7

840

W1PID

CW

5

10

5

7

350

WB0SMX

CW

3

6

3

7

126

NJ1W

CW

1

4

1

7

28

Check Log:
WQ2RP
NJQRP Club
(Op: N2CQ)
CW 62 206 39 7 56,238


SOAPBOX REPORTS

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K7TQ:
Transciever : K2, Antennas : Force 12 C4SXL @ 60 ft, Half sloper on 80 m. 
Great contest. Had good conditions for 20, 40, and 80 m. Thanks to all and 
especially to Ken for putting it on.
de Randy, Moscow, ID
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W0NTA:
I operated my Elecraft K2 at 5 watts output to a Force 12 Sigma 40XKR 
vertical dipole antenna. I started on 20 meters and only snagged one 
station. Switched to 40 meters and heard many strong signals. I worked one 
station on 80 using the 20 meter portion of the vertical. The K2 will load 
anything. So, I worked 77 on 40, 1 on 20, and 1 on 80. Another fun contest. 
Thanks to the New Jersey club for organizing it.
73, Dick, Greeley, CO
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KN5G:
Equipment: Rig Elecraft K2@5W - Ant. Center feed Zepp up 40 feet.
First time to operate this contest. Conditions in Texas were good, low QRN 
level on 40 and 80. Will keep and eye out for the next event.
Thanks de Martin, Seabrook, Texas.
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W5TA:
Rig: Ten Tec Orion with output adjusted to 5 watts
20 meters: 5/8 wave ground mounted vertical
40 meters: 1/4 wave ground mounted vertical (HF-2V) with HB reflector 
element
80 meters: 1/2 wave dipole at 30 feet center fed with "ladder line"

Where was Ohio? Never worked a contest before without Ohio. Made a 
"personal best" in this one with 88 Q's. Perhaps that's thanks to my 
"secret weapon", perhaps luck and conditions. The "secret weapon" was 
adding a second 40 meter vertical as a reflector a quarter wave from my 
HF-2. The plan is to switch it with phasing circuitry, but so far it's just 
a parsitic element. My score I know is not top notch due to using a 
commercial rig.
Conditions seemed pretty good. 40 meters was relatively quiet for spring 
time in Texas.
Had a lot of fun; see y'all in the fall.
de Dick, Round Rock, TX
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WC7S:
Had a grand time, including NJ on 80 with 950mw out here. Thanks for all 
your help and making this possible. The rig this time was a K2 ser # 4360, a 
vertical on a steel roof, and 950 mw out, as measured with a Bird 43.
C U es --... ...-- Dale, Cheyenne Wy
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AC0DS:
TRANSMITTER/TRANSCEIVER: Elecraft K2 POWER OUTPUT 5
ANTENNA(S): Random Wire
COMMENTS: Great Contest !
de Craig, Longmont, CO
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K7IA:
Wonderful contest with excellent operators who make the effort to dig
out weak signals (and offer compliments to QRPp ops!). Sure beats
some of the QRO contest procedures...
de Dan, San Lorenzo, NM
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W2LJ:
K2 and G5RV at 25 feet.
That was a lot of fun! 40 Meters was in spectacular shape and I was working 
all over the US. 80 Meters was still on the quiet side; but activity was 
sparse.
Looking forward to the next one!
73 de Larry, SOUTH PLAINFIELD NJ
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K3ESE:
I was on for 1.75 hours this time, and it seems the activity level was down 
from the past few HB Sprints. It was great hearing some good sigs of 
low-powered stations from all over the place. I used the K2 and the loop. 
See you in the fall!
de LLoyd, REISTERSTOWN, MD
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KD2MX:
Equip: FT897@5W, ~300ft. longwire@~30ft
My first NJQRP sprint. Lots of fun. 40M was hot. The first 15 minutes of 
the sprint were dead quiet and I was thinking the night would be a dud but 
then it heated up quickly. Missed the third hour but was back for hour 
four. 80M was very quiet though and I missed working much of the Northeast. 
I never got around to trying PSK either, too busy on 40M cw. I very much 
like the 4-hr format. I hope to get into the homebrew category next time.
de Paul, Oakland, NJ
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N0EVH:
K2 at 5 watts to 80 meter loop
de JOHN, INDEPENDENCE, MO
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W2JEK:
My rig was an Oak Hills OHR 500 at 5 Watts output to a 40M dipole and 80M 
end fed Hertz. Was pleased to work WQ2RP in the contest. Conditions not 
great on 40. Much better on 80.
72/73 Don, River Edge, NJ
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K9FO:
Rig:MFJ Cub 40 Meters,One Watt output
Antenna: 40 M Dipole up 50 feet, no tuner. UM memory keyer and an antique 
HAMKEY paddle.
My first NJ QRP sprint. Seemed like there were lots of stations and 40M was 
very good,
with medium and long skip. Only got to operate about one and one-half hours 
total.
Enjoyed it a lot!
73, & 72, Will, Monee, IL
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W7GB:
Equipment: Elecraft K1, R7 Vertical
My First HB Sprint & I had a great time.
73, Don, Moses Lake, WA
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KS4L:
Great contest!
Worked for about an hour. K2 #337 @ 4w and a drooping 40m dipole in the 
attic.
73, Randy, Huntsville, AL
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NU7T:
Radio: Elecraft KX1 (Band: 40m only)
Antenna: vertical 40m loop
Key: E.F. Johnson Speed-X bug
de Steve, Reno NV
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W5ESE:
Ten-Tec TKIT 1320 for 20 meters (4 watts) and
my Small Wonder Labs SW+ for 40 meters (2 watts).
72, Scott, Dripping Springs, TX
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KE7BXP:
This was great fun!
I am not a contester, but like to operate QRP, so decided to get out
my PSK rig for a few hours to see what I could do.
Rig: Small Wonders Lab PSK 20. Pwr: 2 Watts.
Antenna: 1/2 G5RV in inverted V configuration
CA, AZ, and NM were workable, even under poor solar cycle conditions I 
managed to work AL,
AK, and Argentina on 2 watts! Most stations were surprised to see that I 
was QRP.
Thanks for sponsoring the contest!
de Colin, Lake Oswego, OR
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KA2KGP:
My 1st NJQRP event, Wow... what a blast! I used my homebrew 40m. 3W. CW 
rockbound peanut whistle and had 7 contacts. 40m. was in gud shape, but I 
need more QRP xtals to QSY a bit! Rcvr. was my TenTec Argosy II with a 
homebrewT/r Switch & homebrew transmitter power supply.
de Tom, FORESTVILLE NY
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KI4CKT:
RIG: TEN-TEC T-KIT 1340 XCVR - PWR : 5 WATTS All QSO - Ant: fan dipole up 
25 feet
Enjoyed contest!
73 de Clyde, Prestonsburg KY
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W1PID:
Rig: Comercial - Ant. Windom OCF dipole
Only worked ten minutes, but wanted to send a log.
de Jim, Sanbornton, NH
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WB0SMX:
These were my first QRP HF contacts ever! Didn't participate the whole time, 
but had a blast while I was in it. Just started using CW three weeks ago, 
after a very long spell away from it (How about 1977 as a Novice??) except 
for a couple of dozen contacts during one field day in the 80's. Equipment 
is a Kenwood TS-430 turned down to 5 watts (maybe a little less...)
into a Cushcraft A4 at 50 feet. It was quite a challenge pulling out the 
signals due to the lack of a CW filter on the 430. I can see the need for 
that! I used the external SGC DSP speaker to narrow the bandwidth down, but 
got severe blocking from nearby strong signals.
Anyway, it was a good into to CW contesting and QRP work. Thanks for putting 
it together.
de Randy, Mesa AZ
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NJ1W:
I'm new to HF bands, CW and contesting so this was quite an adventure. I 
used an Elecraft K2 into a dipole with an Elecraft T1 antenna tuner. My 
contact was very local but it's a beginning. Tnx for the opportunity.
73, Dave, North Haledon NJ
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WQ2RP: (NJ QRP Club Station, N2CQ opr)
Many thanks for your interest and activity in the Homebrewer Sprint.
The rig here is the K1-4 at 5 watts on 40m and a Kenwood TS-850sat for 80m.
The antenna is a random end fed wire.
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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: April 29, 2006