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Autolog for July - 2015

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K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=24 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=7 spc=30 total=2370
FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee. Band in fair shape. Lot of QRN on 40 and 80 from thunderstorms that had passed here a few hours earlier. 20M was fairly long with the nearest QSOs being in NY and MI. First QSO was a great one with G3RSP who seemed interesting in joining the club. 40M had no skip zone as I was able to work KI4MZC in GA. But there were only a few South East USA stations QRV this month. 80M wasn't bad, but the only QSO was with N5GW. Thanks, Gene. Hope for more participation next month. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=24 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=5 spc=25 total=1925
Late getting my score in. Rig was K3 at 5w to 100' wire. 20 was noisy but where nearly all the action was. Made 7 Q's on 40 and 22 on 20. Due to the noise had the filters cranked down tight. May have missed a few due to that. But 20 was open coast to coast. 40 was open, sort of, worked WB0CFF in MN and NG7Z in AZ but those were tough. I think the only 2 bander was WB0CFF. Thanks for the fun! 73 de dave ab9ca/4

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=24 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=24 total=1824
KX3 to HB tuner and CFZ. Nothing heard on 10M or 15M at the start. 20M was fair with summer static and moderate QSB but yielded 17 contacts. 40M was quite noisy as expected in midsummer, but ten contacts were made. K4BAI was the only QSO on 80M which was in sad shape. The summer doldrums should continue next month, but I hope to be oinking again with the other sweating piglets.

WB0CFF, Carl, 5     fpqso=21 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=20 total=1280
20M was great tonight with many signals and most quite good. 40M was OK here in MN with W0PQ clearing the dust out of the headphones as usual on 40M. The herd had thinned considerably on 40M. 80M was just QRN. I *might* have heard AB9CA, but ended up with 0 QSOs on 80M. As I have said before, you are a fun bunch to play with. Thank-you ALL.

K7TQ, Randy, 3W     fpqso=16 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=16 total=832
Just for fun I got out my old DSW-II-20 (2001 vintage) which puts out 3 W on 20 and my old Wilderness Radio NC-40A (1995 vintage) which puts out 2 W on 40. 20 m was good with 15 Qs. 40 m with 2 W and tonight's noise level was only good for 5 Qs. Ended the night with a barely made Q with K4BAI in GA so I guess the 2 W did alright. Both K4BAI and WB0CFF were two banders. A fun evening. Thanks to all who stopped by.

WPQ, Dave, 5W     fpqso=16 fpdxqso=1 nonfpqso=2 spc=15 total=825
Rig here is a K1 to a G5RV. Tonight 20M was the band to be on. 16 QSOs on 20M and only 3 on 40M. Tried 15M but found no one there. Only one double - K4BAI. Thanks to N3FCS PA for his 3 Watt contact. Big signals on 20M were from AD7AN MT and K4BAI GA. 40M was very hard to work through the QRN. A big thanks to all the participants. I'm looking forward to next month. 73 to all.

KF7WNS, Gary, 5W     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=15 total=780
20m and 40m were in poor shape...nothing heard on 15m. Seemed like a good turnout, but signals were lost quickly. Always fun...see you next month. 72, Gary

NQ2W, Will, 5 W     fpqso=14 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=17 total=765
Ten-Tec Jupiter at 5 W to a 2-element mini beam (10,15,20) at 25 ft and an inv vee (40) at 40 ft. QSO breakdown: 15 - 1, 20 - 8, and 40 - 8. Two-banders with K4BAI and N5GW on 20 and 40. Conditions were mediocre here with S9+ QRN on 40 from distant storms and QSB on the 3 bands I operated. I never tried 80 thinking it would be too noisy for anyone to hear me. Thanks for the QSOs and thanks to the organizers. Hope to hear you all next month. oo, Will

k4wy, Jack, K4WY, 5     fpqso=16 fpdxqso=1 nonfpqso=3 spc=13 total=728
FT817, Delta Loop: Another great wallow! Early DX QSOs from across the pond were a surprise considering QRN and July conditions. Oinks were heard from AC7AF and W7OM but could not close the deal. N5GW was every where and K4BAI came out of the noise late for a 40M QSO. "OO" and 72s K4WY

ac7af, Brian, 5w     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=15 total=615
was a lot of fun qrn was s9 on 40 but worked GA had to fight for that one

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=14 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=11 total=473
Lots-o-Noise on all the barnyard bands from lightning storms nearby. Most piggies worked on 20 & 40m but couldn't hear even a grunt from the 80m pigpen. Lots-o-Slope in the barnyards this RFTB. 73

NG7Z, Paul, 5W     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=10 total=360
First time in the FP since 2012. Good to hear familiar signals and good to be back on the air. K2 to Hustler whips in HOA CCR neighborhood in Marana AZ. (moved from WA)

AD7AN, Tim, 5W     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=10 total=330
Good to hear some western stations on tonight. Great fun on a hot night in Montana.

W5WIL, Dennis, 5W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=1 nonfpqso=1 spc=8 total=216
20/40m condx were odd tonite. Fewer stations heard, but more from the west. IC703 to 240' doublet at 30'. Look forward to next month. 73

WA2JSG, Curt, 5w     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=126
Missed last few Pig Runs, as Sunday evenings tough for me. In any case, good to be on again. Used my IC-703 turned down to 5 watts off a 12v battery. Antenna is all-band vertical. Big ole Kent Straight Key. Hope to be here again next month, 73.

KE5OO, Jim, 5w     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=7 total=119
A bit noisy tonight. See ya next month. OO

KE7YTE, TOM, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=114
I worked the first hour 20m for my 6 states. Then switched to 40m for 1 state I already had. Too much static crash on 40m for me. I had 1 hour of QRP fun thanks to you folks.

AK3X , Peter, 3W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=108
In and out for a few minutes. DSW-40 and DSW-20. Had fun. CU all Next month. 72 and OO Peter

KT1K, Bob, 5 W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=1 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=68
Short night tonight!!!

K6CSL, BERT, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=4 total=56
Fun evening. Sorry I didn't get to submit my score sooner. Bert, K6CSL

KI4MZC, Don, 5     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Nice to work K4BAI and N5GW again! Noisy on 40 but I wasn't very productive on 20 either. I only was on for about an hour; I heard a few more than I could work but had a great time trying.

NS3C, Richard, 5 Watts     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48

na6mg, Dan, 1/5     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Got a late start and just 3 Qs: 20M - K4BAI, WI5H, 40M - KF7WNS. 20M rig: DC20B, 1 Watt, 40m rig: PigRig (ser# 362), 5 watts. Thanks all for the Qs. See you next time. 73/OO, de NA6MG

KD8GBK, Ralph, 5W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=18
Hi gang, worked John on 7/14MHz also Carl on 7MHz.. QRK/QSA0 on 3.5MHz tonight.. Also tuned up on 21/28MHz early on and called but QRK/0.. 73

WI5H, Curtis, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Got busy and forgot about the Run! When I finally thought of it, I could only hear one station in the QRN. TNX NA6MG. Maybe I will remember the next Run for the Bacon 72s, Curtis

AL7JK, John, 5W     fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0
Gave it everything I had. Band conditions just werent there today. Heard three stations rise out of the noise level briefly WB0CFF, W0PQ and K7TQ. Switched between three different antennas thinking one would give me just the right lobe for the current propagation into Alaska. Will keep plugging away. 73 & Good DX to all ... de AL7JK, John