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QRP Homebrewer Sprint

Spring 2007

Hi All,

Thanks very much for your participation in the Spring 2007 NJQRP Homebrewer Sprint. I hope you all had a good time even during the sunspot bottom.

CU next time!

73 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

2007 Spring NJQRP Homebrewer Sprint Results

N4BP        Bob         19964 pts
WG7Y        Bob          7772 pts
KR1S        Jim          5824 pts
KG4W        Ed           3570 pts
AB1AV       Bill         2268 pts
KD2MX       Paul         1792 pts
WB8LZG      Gregg        1512 pts
K8KFJ       Gary          840 pts
W1PID       Jim           224 pts
W5ESE       Scott         168 pts
VE3HUR      Don           112 pts


I didn't hear much except static crashes - no AGC isn't nice on the eardrums! - VE3HUR

Where was the activity???  Quit after the first two hours for lack of  anyone to work. - N4BP

I set up my DSWs and listened for the first half hour on 40 and 80. I didn't hear anyone playing! So I quit. Then I thought, " I can't quit." So I listened on 40 with the FT-900. There was Bob, N4BP. The only player. I worked him and quit again. Then I listened again an hour later. 40 was very dead. But Bob had moved to 80 and I worked him there. Then I picked up Bill AB1AV and KG4W in VA. So I quit this sprint 3 times. - W1PID

Thanks for a fun contest. But where did everyone go after 0200Z??? I guess conditions really went downhill after that, but tried to keep going right to the end. Big surprise was WB8LZG, who I was sure was QRO, he was so loud. Really enjoyed getting a 119 from Bulgaria! - KR1S

My 20m antenna isn't the greatest so I decided to fire up on 40m.  I was hoping I'd find enough Qs there to keep me somewhat busy.  However, that didn't turn out to be the case.  Since I didn't have 80m in the K1, I decided to stick it out there on 40 for a bit but the sparce activity continued.  I never did get to work any west coast stations.  I heard K7TQ work N4BP but then he disappeared.  Anyway, I thank the sponsor for this event and the opportunity to work other homebrewers and play radio. - K8KFJ

Participation seemed light, or perhaps propagation only covered the East Coast.  N4BP was loud as usual, but KD2MX was really booming in.  Maybe I'm not a contester, since I quit at bedtime, but I was glad to catch this sprint. - AB1AV

This is my entry for the HB Sprint on Sunday night 3-25-07. This is my 1st effort in the event.  - KG4W

The bands were very noisy and I lost a couple of potential QSOs in the QRN. Seemed like activity was way off from last year or conditions were worse then they seemed as QSOs were few and far between. - KD2MX

Very gud signals on the band tonight. W4QO was booming into Michigan with just 400mw !  WOW !  Great signal.  Band went long abt 0130 Z here. Lots of fun es a gud turnout. - WB8LZG

Thanks alot for sponsoring the event. Didn't hear much activity, but decided to send in a log anyway. - W5ESE



Last Modified: June 2007