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Autolog for February - 2015

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K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=26 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=27 total=2214
Started off with FT1000MP at 5W. After first 17 QSOs, it suddenly had no output. Shifted to IC756Pro at 5W for 13 more QSOs. Ants: TH6DXX and 88' cf zepp. QSOs by band: 10M: 6. 40M: 20. 80M: 4. 20M was good from NE west to CA and OR. 40M was pretty good all over. Heard K2KGJ while changing out rigs, but never had a chance to call him. 80M was open well as far away as KA2KGP in NY, but W2LJ couldn't hear me calling him. Sorry to be so weak, Larry. See you all next month. Get on and make some QSOs in the ARRL CW DX contest this weekend. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

K7TQ, Randy, 5     fpqso=30 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=23 total=2162
A good evening! 20 m was open for the first 1/2 hour with 13 Qs. 40 m was coast to coast from WA to NY. Managed 2 80 m Qs. Got WB0CFF and N5GW on 3 bands. Two banders were K4BAI, W0PQ, and KA2KGP. Nice to work some new calls.

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=28 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=6 spc=22 total=1980
KX3 to CFZ at 50'. 40M was the main band, although 20M was good for the first 30 minutes from my QTH. I had eight two banders, and one three bander with K7TQ. Idaho is a long haul for my horizontal antenna which is a bit short and low for 80M.

WB0CFF, Carl, 5     fpqso=26 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=23 total=1817
Signals on 20M were pretty good but few in number. 40M was the sweet spot and 80M did OK. Tnx for the fun.

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=25 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=20 total=1540
Fun evening. K3 at 5w to 100 ft wire. 20 started things off well with 10 contacts there. Then 13 on 20 and finally 4 on 80. Looks like 19 unique calls. No triples, but W0PQ, NQ2W, KA2KGP, AD7AN, W2LJ, K4BAI, WB0CFF, and N5GW were doubles. Thanks for the fun guys and see ya'all next month. 73 de dave ab9ca/4

WPQ, Dave, 5W     fpqso=23 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=17 total=1224
The bands were pretty good tonight. Many familiar calls. 20M stayed open for first 40-50 minutes. I worked 2 California stations on 20M and heard a couple more on 40M. I have a 2-band K1 and a 102 ft. G5RV. There were four 2-band contacts tonight - K3RLL FL, AB9EA AL, K7TQ ID and K4BAI GA. Big signal tonight was WBCFF MN. I missed last month. Can't remember why. Made mostly CQ calls on 20M and did mostly a "search and pounce" on 40M. Worked an Oklahoma station for the first time in months - K5UV. Nice to have you on board. Have a Happy President's Day everyone. 73 from FP #1361.

NQ2W, Will, 5 W     fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=17 total=918
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 ground mounted, near-bottom loaded vertical (80). Nothing on 15 meters. 20 was good for 7 Qs, 40 for 9 and 80 for 2. My log shows two-banders with K7TQ, AB9CA, N0OR, and N5GW on 20 and 40, and with WB0CFF and KA2KGP on 40 and 80. Great to work some new calls and some familiar calls. Looking forward to next month...think spring! OO, Will

KF7WNS, GARY, 5W     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=15 total=705
Strange conditions tonight - QSB on both 20 and 40M made it difficult. Had a great time as always. 72, Gary

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=11 total=594
Nice barnyard full of piggies this sprint. 20m. was open well into the activities, and 40 & 80 were in good shape here at the WNY farm. Plenty of oinkers heard squeelin' & gruntin'. Keep warm fellow piggies! 73

KE5OO, James N0OR, 5     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=360
Using old Call N0OR #544. Yaesu ft-450D 5W 20M Hexbeam, 40M Delta Loop. Pretty good night. Looking forward to next time

AD7AN, Tim, 5w     fpqso=10 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=279
Just had to get in for the fun of it for a few minutes. Bands were pretty good tonight, but needed to hear more pigs out there.

W2LJ, Larry, 5 Watts     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=8 total=224
KX3 to a Butternut HF9V or W3EDP antenna. Haven't done one of these in a long time - it was fun! Hope to do this more often. I apologize for not getting the e-mail out this month. 73/72 de Larry W2LJ

K3RLL, Don, 5     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=168
K3 to night-only vertical - Nice to run into familiar and new Piggies tonight and hear a number of good squeals in the barnyard. Big signal tonight into FL was N0OR. 72 & OO de K3RLL

K2KGJ, Julius Madey, 5 watts     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=147
First FP Run; just received my piggy # a few hours prior to 9pm. IC-703 hadn't been used on CW previously and was set up for paddle by last owner; had to change to straight key. Antenna 10-15-20-40-80 coax trap dipole at 40 feet. Three on 20, three on 40, one on 80. Heard K4BUI on 40 but lost him in QRM. Worked N5GW on 20 and 40. Fun; will be better prepared next month. 73 Jules K2KGJ Can sympathize with KT1K ... had to rake back the snow piles to make room; sore shoulder from chipping ice, etc.

af4o, Chuck, 5w     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=108
40 in good shape tonight.

K2ARM, Pete, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=6 total=84
A few more this time and all on 40M. 80M was not good for me.

WA2JSG, Curt, 5w     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
I've been away from this event for a number of months, and it's good to be back, but work day early Monday morning is tough. Anyway, ran my IC-703 5 watts from a 12v battery to an all-band vertical (elevated). Kent Straight Key. Will try to be a regular again, even if it's just for a few minutes.

ns3c, Richard, 5 Watts     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=60

wv8p, Dave germ, 5     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Got on late but had a good time. CUL Dave 72

WD4EXI, Val, 5w     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
First time working. Just a few contacts using search and pounce with KX3 to folded skeleton sleeve 40/20 center feed dipole at 30feet on 40 meters.

n7igk, Donald Drury, 5 w     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27

Nu0s, Scotty Long, 5 Watts     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Hey I could only operate short time everyone has been sick hope to get more time next month crazy swine flu oink oink hee hee... I worked Dave AB9CA nice signal 469 FP 1357 from AL and Will NQ2W 469 as well from NY FP 2442. I tried calling KF7WNS sorry OM you faded fast I could not copy you. Have a great week pigs see ya latter on the radio... NU0S FP 2616

KT1K, Bob, 000 Watts     fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0
Sorry I missed this one. Tired from shoveling. roof raking, and chipping ice dams after 95 inches of snow in eastern Massachusetts. See you next month.