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Autolog for April - 2014

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K9PX, Jim, 5w     fpqso=21 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=22 total=1430
K2 & 80m loop. The bands are already starting to sound like summer. Doubles with AB9CA, K4BAI, KF7WNS, WA4ZOF and a triple with NQ2W. QSO's: 7 on 20m, 12 on 40m & 4 on 80m. 72, Jim

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=20 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=19 total=1197
FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee. Glad to have the beam back after nearly three months. K1TO came by Thursday and attached a new run of RG8. Bands were OK last night, but activity was poor. 20M: 6 QSOs ou to ME and OR. Could hear AB9CA well, but Dave couldn't hear me calling. Fairly long skip zone with closest QSOs being in NY and MI. 40M seemed to have no skip zone with good signals from AL and FL and best DX was KE7KUS in NM or K7TQ in ID. 80M was OK, but only found K9PX and WA4ZOF on that band. Thanks for the QSOs. Hope to work you all in the FL QSO Party next weekend with KU8E as W4AN/M in many FL counties. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

WPQ, Dave, 5W     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=17 total=935
20 meters was pretty good tonight. 40 meters was noisy due to a local rain storm. I made only two QSOs on 40M and then went back to 20M. AB9CA AL had the strongest and most consistant signal through the evening. N1WPU ME was running only 2 watts but was heard well. The setup here is a K1 to a G5RV. K4BAI was worked on both 20M and 40M. My thanks to all the FP membership and sponsors for a fun evening. I missed February and March but will be looking forward to participating in the coming months. 73.

NQ2W, Will, 5 W     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=16 total=832
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 homebrew near-bottom loaded ground mounted vertical (80). I was privileged to have 9 QSOs on 20, 8 on 40, and 1 on 80. Two-banders with K4BAI, WA4ZOF, and AB9CA. Three-bander with K9PX. Looking forward to next month. Tell a friend! oo and 72, Will, NQ2W

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=14 total=588
Only had an hour to spend tonight. 16 piggies in the log. 13 of those on 20. Closest on 20 was either NE or VA. Furthest was OR. But no CA piggies to be found. The 3 Q's on 40 were GA, IN, NY. Rig was FT-857 at 5w to 100' wire. Thanks to all who stopped by. See everyone next month. 73 de dave ab9ca/4

WA8THK, Perry, 5 watts     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=10 total=380
QRN on 20 40 80 - started out on a Ten Tec Omni 6.. switched to my Trusty K2 .. worked k7tq-k4bai-ab9ca-w0pq-aj4ay-n1wpu-on 20 meters...n5wvr-on 80 meters..k4bai-n5wvr-n3fcs-k3ems-nq2w-wa2jsg-wa4zof on 40 meters.. Double Bazooka on 40..Double Bazooka on 80 and on 20 meters Double half square.. oo oo Perry, Looks like the K2 is the Rig of choice on qrn bands !!!!!! look at the list... a lot of K2 Radios...!!

K7TQ, Randy Foltz, 5w     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=306
On such a fine spring evening, I set up on the back deck and used my old K2 serial number 213 at 5 w. I had forgotten that the traffic noise often drowned out radio sounds. It didn't take long to re-experience that! I missed at least 3 Qs, but N1WPU did come back for a later successful try. Next time I want to operate outdoors, I'll go up in the much more quiet mountains. Thanks to all who stopped by.

wa4zof, Tom, 5w     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=8 total=264

WA2JSG, Curt, 5w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=168
Hope to see everyone here at FDIM next month in Dayton. Look for a strange-looking guy wearing a red NAQCC hat.

KF7WNS, Gary, 5 W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=7 total=133

KE7KUS, Kurt, 5W     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=96
Only got to play for about 40 minutes. Lots of QRN across the board here in NM. W0PQ was booming on 20m. KF7WNS was strong in from OR on 20m too. Managed to sneak a few on 40m on the East Coast. Was hoping for better w/ the SSN being what it is, but I think A index killed it for me. Until next month...72 ES OO!

N5WVR, Cathy, 5 W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90
By far my most successful RTFB ever, not that it will win any awards! Guess I'm finally getting a little better at CW. I think my previous record was only 2 QSOs. I went up and down the bands. 20 was pleasant listening and yielded a couple. 40 and 80 had significant QRN; if anything, 40 was noisier than 80. Worked WA8TH on both 40 and 80. It was fun to pull the K2 out for some CW after spending 99% of my time the last few months on the TS-590, doing mostly digimodes and SSB! Was I the only VT station on this month? 73 de Cathy N5WVR/1

K3RLL, Don, 5     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
K2 to "after dark only Vertical" - Nice to hear 20m still open with some nice signals. Didn't hear much action on 40m tonight in my limited available time. Tnx for the contacts. oo de Don

WV8P, David , 5     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
2o meters very noisy here, did work 2 on. Followed thru on 40 with 2 more. Spent about 30 minutes and called it quits. Time for bed. CU all next run. 72

K3EMS, George, 5     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27

KD8GBK, Ralph , 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Hi gang, QRN4 on my end tonight, but got Will on 14mcs and Jim on 3.5mcs.. My bug and I will be back for more next month. 73