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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for May - 2015

Your Call:

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=34 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=5 spc=31 total=3317
Incredible to hear and work NQ2W on 15M. 20 QSOs on 20M. 18 QSOs on 40M, as close as GA and as far out as AZ, UT and OR. KB4QQJ in NC couldn't copy my call on 20M and KA2KGP, the only station heard on 80M, couldn't copy me on that band. Thanks for all QSOs, espcially N0TA who has also just returned home from Dayton. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

WB0CGG, Carl Gansen WB0CFF, 5w     fpqso=32 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=28 total=2716
Conditions on 20M were good with little to moderate QRN. 40M was a bit more noisy up here in MN but OK. 80M was unusable. K4BAI and W5WIL were the big signals on 20M and W0PQ on 40M. Thanks to all. It was good fun once again. I was using my TT Argonaut 6 and a 204 ft. center-fed doublet on 20M and 1/4 wave vertical on 40M. Noted after submitting...yes, I am a lousy typist

KF7WNS, GARY, 5W     fpqso=26 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=25 total=2050
Good turnout tonight. 20M was in good shape - spent most of my time there. 40M was open but lots of QRN. Nice to see so many non-members joining us. O-O and 72's til next month, Gary

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=23 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=20 total=1420
After one and a half hours, the xyl came up and told me to walk the dog before the big storm hit. As soon as I unplugged the KX3, a big boomer hit. My dog then would not go potty till the rain stopped! But I put up a reasonable score even with the QRN. QSO totals: 15M=2; 20M=12; 40M=11. One 3-bander with K1QO. Maybe better weather next month.

WPQ, Dave, 5W     fpqso=33 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=13 total=1313
Pretty good conditions tonight on both 20M and 40M. I worked the full 2 hours - mostly calling CQ but a few search and pounce contacts. Big signals tonight were AB9CA AL, WG8Y NC, ACBQ KS and NQ2W NY. I was called by F6EAZ. Nice signal. I answered him but received no FP number or Power. I tuned 15M briefly but heard no FP activity. Rig here is the K1 and a G5RV. Lots of static on 40M from local storms. I had 17 contacts on 20M and 18 on 40M - 5 doubles. Good participation tonight and looking forward to the Hog Holler in June. 73 from FP #1361.

KE5OO, Jim, 5W     fpqso=22 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=16 total=1120
Using Yaesu FT-450D at 5W with HexBeam on 20M, 15M and Delta Loop on 40M. Had a good night. Had several doubles with WB0CFF, NQ2W, KF7WNS, AND KE7YTE. Only 1, 15M contact NQ2W. K4BAI had a great signal as usual on 40M. Worked 8 on 40M through the static crashes. Lots of storms in the area. Looking forward to next time

n0ta, john reilly, 5w     fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=18 total=1026
First timer - thanks for the Q's.

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=17 total=935
Limited time tonight. Rig was K3 to 100' wire. Stayed mostly on 20. Worked 18 there, 3 on 40. Noise on 40 wss pretty bad here. W0PQ was the only 2-bander. Thanks to all. See ya'all next month. 73 de dave ab9ca/4

K1qo, Ann Byers, 5W     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=15 total=780
Lots of fun!!! N5GW on three bands :) 72/88 de K1QO oo

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=13 total=676
Another nice RFTB, lots-o-piggies gruntin' & squeelin' in the 20 & 40m. barnyards, but only a few ounkers in the 80m. barnyard cuz of QRN. Nice turnout of piggies. 73 all.

NQ2W, Will, 5 W     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=15 total=675
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. Another excellent RFTB! Five QSOs each on 15, 20, and 40 for 15 multipliers. Three bander with K4BAI and two banders with KE5OO (15 & 40), WB0CFF (20 & 40), and W0PQ (20 & 40). Thanks for the contacts and thanks to the organizers. Hope to hear you all next month. 72/73, Will

k4oso, Milt Coleman, 5w     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=13 total=598
40 meters was one big wad of signals around 044. But, in typical fashion, John K4BAI found a spot and was "gettin' er done". It's been awhile since I worked QRP and I'd forgotten what a blast it could be. Can't wait til next time!

w0pwe, Jerry, 5W     fpqso=14 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=13 total=572
I was playing around with a new antenna system when I stumbled across RftB. Didn't have a lot of time but played on 20M for a little while and had a great time. Thanks for the QSOs. See you next month. Using TS-140 at 5W, 120ft doublet with HB remote balanced antenna tuner. 72/73, Jerry, W0PWE

KE7YTE, Tom, 5w     fpqso=14 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=10 total=420
From AZ I was able to work OR- KF7WNS, MN-WBOCFF, NY-W2IX, LA-KE5OO and others all spread out across the USA to my east. Some signals were very strong. 11 QSOs on 20m and 3 QSOs on 40m in 90 minutes. Thats good fun for me. Thanks for the get together.

W5QLF, Joe Kohler, 5 w     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=10 total=390
Enjoyed the experience and meeting folks that I've met on other events. Joe

KT1K, Bob, 5 watts     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=11 total=363
Could only play on 20 and 40 8 on 20 3 on 40 72 Bob

WI5H, Curtis, 5W     fpqso=10 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=10 total=300
This was my first Run for the Bacon. WX related QRN was pretty bad, especially on 40M. TNX for everyone who pulled me out. There were a few stations that I could not pull out. 72 'till next time, Curtis

W5WIL, Dennis, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=252
Most of the action on 20m. 40/80 too noisy but KA2KGP was patient to pull me out. Tripped across KD7WPJ on 15m just before 9pm local working SOTA in California. 72. .

na6mg, Dan, 4w     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=8 total=216
My first FP run for the bacon. Got in only for the last hour of it and had fun on 20m and 40m. Good conditions on 20m, High QRN and static pops on 40m. Setup: battery powered Elecraft KX1, palm paddles, tribander up 42' on 20m, OCF up 40' on 40m.

WG8Y, Mark Kelner, 5 watts     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=7 spc=7 total=196
Hi all, First Bacon Run in a while. Just did a few S&P Q's on 20M.Was suprised to here so many good signals.I used my ft-817@ 5W into a full wave 40M loop.Started out hearing N0TA so knew 20m was good. W0PQ NE was loud into NC. 20 started to fade so went to get a munchy.Came back in & heard NA6MG CA.Nice to catch Dan when he wasn't on a Summit. Hi HI Dan. 72 from NC Mark WG8Y

ka6b, Van, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=108
New piggie, worked only first hour, surprised how strong were some signals, W0PQ was very strong here in UT, worked K4BAI on 20 and 40. Pure fun!

n4ow, AL, 5 watts     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
Got into the run late but I enjoyed working some of the Flying Pigs --- 72 to ALL

wd4exi, Val, 5     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75

AJ4JA, Al Ekblad, 5 Watts     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48

KD8GBK, Ralph , 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Hi gang, worked Dave and Carl on 7mHz. QSA/QRK0 on 3.5mHz tonight.. Sorry no operation on 14/21mHz this month, maybe next time.. 73

km4fpq, Robert , 5W     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
lots of QRN but N5GW was patient with me

AL7JK, John, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Operated the 2 hours on 20 mtrs, heard N7IGK Don twice rise out of the noise floor calling other stations, signal came and went like an apparition. At 0210 utc NA6MG signal suddenly appeared for about 4 minutes, worked him and Dan's signal also disappeared into the noise floor never to appear again. Thankful for the Qso Dan you were my only contact for this months Run for the Bacon ! Alaska has 17 hours of daylight now so we are well into the summertime hf propagation mode. Began entering my Flying Pig contacts into the Worked All Pigs (WAP) CU on the bands .... O O de AL7JK, John fp #222

WB6HVH, John, 5w     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0

W7sag, John Sager, 5W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=0 total=0