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Autolog for December - 2014

Your Call:

K7TQ, Randy, 5w     fpqso=23 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=22 total=1562
A good evening in spite of the K index of 5. Total of 17 different piggies stopped by with WB0CFF, NK1N, and KT1K on all 3 bands. The 80 m Qs where I spent the last half hour were especially tough.

WB0CFF, Carl Gansen, 5W     fpqso=22 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=21 total=1386
Nice condx in balmy MN. Got KT1K on 3 bands Thought I'd get WB6HVH at one point but he and KF7WNS were so close together. 5W with Argonaut 6 Thanks all

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=19 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=18 total=1062
KX3, HB tuner and CFZ. 20M was good for the first 30 min. 40M was fair, including a bit of QRN, but 80M was very noisy due to approaching wx front. Heard K7TQ on 20M and missed him, but later got him on both 40M and 80M. Three bander with KA2KGP. Good to hear other regular squealers.

KT1K, Bob, 5W     fpqso=14 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=15 total=660
Not a bad night from Mass. Worked WB0CFF on 80 - 40 & 20 40 was very QRM due to digital stuff around 7.043 OH well ! Everyone have a Merry Christmas ... see you in 2015

NK1N, Glen, 5w     fpqso=16 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=10 total=480
My first RftB was great fun! Let's do this again sometime. :-) Glen, NK1N

WPQ, Dave, 5W     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=10 total=370
Rig here is a K1 with modules for the 40M and 20M bands. Antenna is a G5RV. Tonight I had 9 QSOs on 20M and only 4 on 40M. Participation on 40M seemed to be sparse. Big signal tonight was N5GW MS on 40M. K3RLL FL was also pretty strong. I worked four corners of the nation - NY, WA, CA, FL. K7TQ ID was the only 2-bander. I stopped operating half way through the second hour. Hope to do better next month. 73s to everyone and Merry Christmas from Nebraska.

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=10 total=280
Had forgotten about the RFTB. Saw a reminder on the L list. Missed most of the first hour. Started on 40 and worked a few. Made 2 contacts on 80 but the noise there was bad. Lots of lightning out in the Gulf. It may not have been loud other locations, but it was here. Fun despite this. Thanks to everyone who stopped by. Maybe memory will improve by next month (but I doubt it). 73 de dave ab9ca/4

KF7WNS, GARY, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=252
20M ok tonight, 40M had lots of QRN. The only stations heard after 0300Z were N5GW and WB0CFF. Merry Christmas and see all the piggies next year. 72, Gary

K3RLL, Don, 5w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=1 nonfpqso=2 spc=8 total=248
K3 to Night-only black vertical: Light but enjoyable activity this evening with nice mix of some new calls and old friends. Big signal was W0PQ. Still learning the new rig so tnx for your patience while tuning you in. Maybe someday ...? :-) 72 oo, Don

WB6HVH, John, 5w     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Horrible QRN here...

W4KRN, Karen, 5w     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Lots of QRN on 40m. NK1N Glen you were loud here, hope to cuagn. Bands not the best, but at least I made a few. Merry Christmas all. Thanks for the contacts. 72 <('O')>

w1pid, Jim, 5W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Thanks all. MC W1PID

N8BB, Werner, 5     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Where did all the piggies go??? Found a few but seemed a little thin. Good to meet some old friends. Happy oink oinh and see you next year.

K6CSL, Bert, 5w     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Wow! Where was everyone? I started on 40m, given the local time, after dark. I tuned up and down the band at 7044 +- 5Kz. Nothing, nada. I took a couple of side stops to work W1AW/3 in MD and W1AW/4 in GA. Earlier in the evening I had worked W1AW/KH6 on 15m. Finally about 03:20Z I found and worked Randy, K7TQ, up in ID. At about 03:35Z I tuned up on 80m and found Randy, K7TQ again, calling CQ FP. I tried calling him on all 4 antennas. No Joy. So that's the story from the Northern San Joaquin Valley this evening. 73's to all. Bert, K6CSL