Sunday, May 03, 2009

NJQRP Homebrewer Sprint - Spring 2009 Results

After a bit of a hiatus, the NJQRP Homebrewer Sprint burst onto the QRP Sprint scene again in March 2009. As we've all been experiencing, band conditions weren't the greatest; but fun was had by all who participated. Many thanks to all who joined in on the fun; and SPECIAL thanks to all of you who submitted logs. Certificates will be going out in the next few weeks; so keep an eye out in the mail!

N4BP - 74,648 pts
K8NWD - 8,512 pts
W2LJ - 8,512 pts
W2JEK - 6,664 pts
VE3KQN - 4,400 pts
NG7Z - 4,368 pts
K4BAI - 1,680 pts
W1PID - 1,680 pts
N7RN - 686 pts
N4FI - 420 pts
WU7R - 168 pts
KK5NA - 112 pts
WB0OEW - 112 pts
N0EAX/QRPp - 40 pts


Soapbox:

W1PID - Rig: DSW-20, DSW-40, DSW-80 Ant Windom OCF dipole Power 2 Watts - I operated for an hour. Very low participation. I worked Bob N4BP on 3 bands. Bob was my only QSO on 20 and 40. On 40 meters, Bob was 10 over S9. I used 3 different DSW rigs each at 2 watts. Where was everyone? Thanks for the contacts. 73 Jim W1PID

N0EAX - I operated on 80m only for about an hour and responded to several CQ’s but W2LJ was the only one to pick me out. I was running an OHR400 at approximately 900 mw to an inverted vee.

N4BP - Rig Elecraft K3, Antennas: Cushcraft A4S, 40/80 Sewper Armadillo Trap Dipole
Good condx and good participation! Would suggest a shorter time period however. W1PID called me a second time on 40M to give me an S9+20 report, he was same! Struggled to copy VE7DER on 40M and then worked him a second time on 80M. That corner to corner QSO on 80 would be hard to top, so called it a night after 2.5 hours of fun.

NG7Z - Elecraft K1 @ 4 Watts - Antenna 20M--Force12 C3 at 60 feet and 40M--Cushcraft 40-2CD 2 element yagi at 50 feet. Only had a hour available to work the contest. 20M petered out within 20 minutes. Jack WA7LNW had a solid 579 up here. There didn't seem to be much activity after the first hour so I don't think I missed much. We need sunspots!!!

N4FI - Used my ICOM 718 as a rcvr and a random wire ant . total length about 115' at 20 ft. It seems that the VA-QP took over the first hour here and could only hear them. I thought it was real nice of them to used the QRP freq to run their KWs.



VE3KQN - Condx were very rough. I was using a sierra at 1 watt to a 70 foot wire. Contacts: 40m - 5 QSO's - Puerto Rico, AL, FL, GA, WI Contacts: 80m - 6 QSO's - ME, MI, NC, NJ, VA CLAIMED SCORE - 11Q's x 4 (HB xcvr) = 44, 44 x 10 (250mw to 1w) = 440, 440 x 10 (spc) = 4400 final total score claimed..... 4400.

N7RN - OHR-100A POWER OUTPUT 5

K8NWD - ALMOST FORGOT TO ENTER MY LOG. THANKS FOR THE REMINDER ON THE QRP-L.I SHOULD KNOW BETTER AS I AM ALWAYS HARPING FOR THE LOG RETURNS IN OUR MICHIGAN QRP CLUB CONTESTS. HAD FUN FOR WHAT LITTLE TIME I HAD TO OPERATE. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK IN PUTTING ON THE CONTEST.

KK5NA - Worked in conjunction with other events that day...only heard two. Had a good time. Rig: Elecraft K3 @ 5 watts, Ant: EDZ @ 50'. Joe KK5NA


WU7R - 5 Watts using an Elecraft K1 and GHD Bug. I only had one hour; but I had fun! Thanks! Ci, WU7R

W2JEK - Didn't do much till 0100Z when the VA QSO Party finished and 80M became available. The RTTY on 40M stopped at 0200Z but no luck there. By then, everyone must have gone to 80M. Glad you got the contest going as I always enjoyed it.


Again - thanks to all who participated. Please look forward to the NJQRP Homebrewer Sprint again this fall. Look for a few minor changes and the possibility of added bonuses!


73 de Larry W2LJ

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