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Autolog for November - 2015

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WB0CFF, Carl, 5W     fpqso=19 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=19 total=1102
Hello to ALL. I heard NOTHING on 20M, 40M was very good. I was hearing K3RLL and worked my curly tail off trying to be heard but, no go. The big signals on 40 were AB9CA, K2YGM, K4BAI and KF7WNS. On 80M things went quite well. I worked my first ever Minnesota FP in KA8HDE. After 80M thinned out, I took a stab at 160M and had one curious QRO reply but 160M FP = 0. I was running a Ten Tec Argonaut 6 at 5W using a 1/4 wave vertical on 40M, a 204 FT CF doublet on 80M and a top loaded vertical on 160M.

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=20 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=16 total=992
FT1000MP, 5W, dipole, zepp, inverted vee. 20M dead at the start except for deep South Americans down the band. 40 and 80M quite good. 40 was too long for QSOs in the 4th district and MS, at least. 80 was good to everywhere, but was unable to attract K2YGM's attention (Bob was very loud when working others), lost N1IX after he gave me his exchange. 13 QSOs on 40 and 9 QSOs on 80. This could be a very good sprint with more activity. I used to get a reminder from W2LJ. Hope for more action next month. Congrats to WB0CFF an another apparent win. Next month, let's move together to 160M. I worked N4BP on 160 in one QRP sprint. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

KA2KGP, Tom, 5w     fpqso=20 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=13 total=793
Grunts & oinks were very weak on the 20 & 40 barnyards. 80m. had a few piggies there. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft. w/straight key. 73 to all us piggies!

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=13 total=598
K1 with 80/40 board to a HB tuner and CFZ. I figured 20M would be dead this time of year. 40M was the main band, but I had to work around the digital stations. 80M was fair. I hope for more participation this winter.

n1ix, Dave, 5W     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=12 total=468
Only worked my neighbor K1QO on 20. Lots of QRN here on 40 and 80. I was trying out a new dipole on 80M. I managed to work MA, NY and MN but the jury is still out on the antenna. Thanks to K4BAI, John for two bands and K1QO, Ann for three bands. I will try 160 next month.

wb4mnk, Art, 5w     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=13 total=455
Had a good 45 minutes of QRP CW fun. 40 was good and 80 was ok but I think I left 80 to early because I started hearing some good signals on 80 when I was leaving the shack. Will plan on sticking around longer next time. 72, Art WB4MNK

K2ygm, Bob, 5W     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=333
40 was long right from the start and I could hear a few participants. When that activity ended, switched to 80 and heard and worked a few others. Bands seemed kind of noisy tonight.. Had fun nevertheless. 72 Bob K2YGM

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=9 total=252
Kinda quiet and lonely out there tonight. According to the number of RBN spots I garnered the bands were in decent shape. Rig was K3 at 5w to 100' wire. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. 73 de dave, ab9ca/4

NQ2W, Will, 5 W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=252
Ten-Tec Jupiter at 5 W to a 2-element mini beam (10,15,20) at 25 ft, an inv vee (40) at 40 ft, and a homebrewed, near bottom-loaded, ground mounted vertical (80). Nothing on 20. 7 QSOs on 40 and 3 on 80. Hope to see you next month. Have a great Thanksgiving oo, Will

NF5U, JERRY, 5w     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=9 total=216
Fun night, only my second FP run for the bacon, it was great!

K3RLL, Don, 5w     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=7 total=196
K3 to "HOA Super Stealth Nighttime-only Vertical" - No squeals heard on 20m tonight but the 40m barnyard was pleasantly busy. Thanks for the nice contacts and for the work put into making the RFTB a monthly treat. 72 ... Don K3RLL

KT!K, BOB, 5w     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=162
OK I did it again with my call... KT1K not KT!K...FT 817 on batteries to a wire. 20 was dead here in Mass. 40 & 80 OK See you next month... Happy Thanksgiving all.

N8BB, Werner, 5 watts     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=144
First contact was with John K4BAI on 40 meters and last contact was with John on 80 meters with 6 contacts in between. Did not hear many on but was nice to work the ones I did. Love qrp, OO.

K1qo, Ann, 5w     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=132
It was a tough night for this little piggie...band seemed very long. Many thanks to K4BAI who is always there (I did search for you on 80m and figured you had to be there but Condex were not in my favor to hear GA) and many thanks to neighbor N1IX and of course regular KA2KGP...always comforting to hear you) WB0CFF nice signal from MN thanks!!! Glad to be part of the FPI :) 72/88 de Ann

KF7WNS, Gary, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=108
Tough night. Worked Tom/KA2KGP on 20M just before the band turned into a mountain of QRN. 40M must have been long already...worked John/AL7JK with a good signal here. Hope things shape up for next month. 72, Gary...OO

k4arq, John, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=108

AK3X, Peter, 3 W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=6 spc=4 total=96
Not much time but fun. 5 QSOs on 40 with DSW-40 and 1 on 80 with OHR 100a. 72 and OO. ...Peter

KA8KUF, Tom, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=36
Rough conditions tonight. 40 ok at first but deteriorated after 45 minute or so.

Ka8HDE, Chuck, 5W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Just a quick few minutes. Thanks for the contacts - 72 de chuck ka8hde

AL7JK, John, 2     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=4 total=24
Tried a different approach today. Heard only one Qrp station in the lower 48 during the RTFB. Worked KF7WNS, Gary on 40 mtrs, and started tuning about searching for any non Flying Pig stations. Was able to work two stns in Japan and one in Siberia. Didnt abbreviate anything, informed them that they are communicating with a active member of an elite group of Qrp stations known as the Flying Pigs Qrp Club International. Monthly event held every third Sunday. Kept at it until each DX station acknowledged the flying pigs RTFB part, only then concluded the Qso. Interesting that it only takes 2watts from a HW-9 and 240 ft of wire to invoke a response from these "big gun" stations. 72/73 to all flying pigs! oo

AF4O, Chuck, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Not the best of band conditions here but Art WB4MNK was booming in from FL. Til next time, 72 Chuck AF4O