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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for August - 2014
K4BAI, John, 5W fpqso=32 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=10 spc=30 total=3180
FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp. 20M was quite good for about 45 minutes and I returned at 0234Z for a QSO with 5W European QRPer LZ2RS. 40M was noisy and signals were unusually weak on both my dipole and zepp. Heard no FP stations on 80M and no one answered my CQs there. QSOs by band: 20M: 25. 40M: 17. Since we don't submit logs, there is no way for the club to know what prospective members have been QRV in a Sprint. So, I will begin listing QRP stations who don't give a FP number in the Soapbox and maybe a membership chairman can send them an e-mail with info on joining. Here are tonight's candidates: K7JKZ, N1WPU, WA9PWP, N5SR, N9BT, LZ2RS (who said he wasn't a member "yet"), WD4EXI, and KK4LEE. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
KB4QQJ, Randy, 5w fpqso=21 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=6 spc=18 total=1242
Gave up with 10 minutes left. bands were really noisy in NC.
Even though signals were strong,S7-S9 for most everybody, the QRN was solid S7 and crashes to 20+ so it was tough going.
I know I missed a lot but just couldn't hear tonight.
Always fun though, no matter the conditions.
Rig K2 at 5w
ant doublet at 33 feet
key 2014 SKCC Club Key/RCAF Bug
K9PX, Jim, 5w fpqso=19 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=15 total=885
K2 & 80m loop. Best band tonight was noisy 40m. QSO's: 20m: 3, 40m: 16 & 80m: 2. Thanks to all.. 72, Jim
K3RLL, Don, 5w fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=5 spc=15 total=750
K3 to G5RVjr @40' - Not many squeals on 20m tonight but lots of barnyard action on 40m. Signals sounded strong and steady with some very nice contacts and friendly oinks.
Finally have a tuner capable of getting me on 80m but heard no oinks there. Many thanks for fun evening. 72 oo Don K3RLL
K7TQ, Randy, 5W fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=15 total=705
A good first half hour on 20, then not so good the rest of the 90 minutes. 40 m was not productive at all with only 3 Qs although they were nearby OR, CA, and far away GA. Got John, K4BAI, on both 20 and 40 for the only dual band contact. Catch you all next month.
NQ2W, Will, 5 W fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=13 total=546
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. Made 1 FB FP QSO on 15 with AF5DM, went to 20 and made 5, and then on to 40 for 10 more. Nothing on 80. Thanks for the QSOs and thanks to all for making these RFTBs possible. 72, Will, NQ2W
K2DEP, Steve, 5W fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=11 total=517
Haven't done a Run for the Bacon in a while. Was a lot of fun and I stayed on 40M but it got noisy. Tried 80M for a while but nothing heard there. Loads of fun using my KX3 with a SCHURR MMK key. May try a different QRP rig next time, maybe my IC703 or one of my tube or transistor home brews. Thanks to all my contacts. Hope to get some more bacon next time.
WB3T, Bob, 5 fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=10 total=410
Not much going on on 20m and 80 was quiet as a stone. Signals were down on 40 but I managed a good handful. K2 at 5 Watts into a Hamstick dipole at 23 feet. I worked some calls familiar from other contests, I guess these are the hardcore QRPers! Good to hear everyone in there, 72!
KT1K, Bob, 5 W fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=11 total=363
20 was so-so tonight 40 was good but a lot of QRM 80 no contacts from Mass. Longest was K7TQ on 20m.
Inv VEE up 45 feet but starting to fall !!!!!
ak3x, Peter, 3w fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=10 total=330
40 meters was not too bad.. at least during the time I was on. Had fun as usual.. DSW-40 and the incredible shrinking inverted vee, now at 25'. 72 and OO Peter
KA2KGP, Tom, 5 fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=231
All 3 band-barnyards were in rough shape here in WNY. 80m. had only 1 piggie as QRN was too high to use. 20m was near-dead but pulled K4BAI out of the mud. More piggies heard gruntin' & squellin' on the 40m. pig-pen.
Rig: Icom IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft.
KQ2RP, Chris, 5 fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=7 total=161
Had to jump in and out but was happy to find a few piggies and make a few Qs. Main antenna in disrepair from misbehaving trees. Tossed a W3EDP over a branch in the meantime. Tnx for the fun! 72 ~ Chris
N5WVR, Cathy, 5 W fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=150
Bands were poor today so wasn't expecting many piggies tonight, but 40m was great and I had a run going. TU to WB3T, N8BB, KQ2RP, K2DEP, K3RLL, K9PX, WB8LZG, AK3X, and non-piggie K1II. No luck on 80m but didn't stay there long. 72 to all piggies and look forward to oinking again next month.
WA5RML, Andy, 5 wts fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=147
Flex 1500 @5 wts to Cushcraft MA5V (short) vertical;
Had forgotten that this was the 3rd Sunday - then I heard John, K4BAI...and I jumped right in.
Thanks to K4BAI, K9PX, WB8LZG, K7TQ, NQ2W, KB4QQJ, and AB4QL for the QSOs - all on 20M. 40M conditions were terrible!.
72 - WA5RML
WA2JSG, Curt, 5 fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=105
Couldn't spend a lot of time this evening, so thanks to the stations that made contact with me. Rig here IC-703, 5 watts off a 12v battery pack to an all-band vertical. Bencher RJ-1 Straight Key.
73, 72, O^ O^
ka8hde, Chuck, 5w fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=5 total=80
Just a quick jump into piggie land tonight. 72 de chuck ka8hde
W4KRN, Karen, 5w fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=36
Got on the air later in the test. Nothing heard on 20m and very noisy on 40m. Loudest signal was Randy KB4QQJ. Hope to cu all again next month with better condx. 72 (^oo^)
KB8J, Tom Davage, 5 fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=36
Worked 40 meters from picnic table in a Michigan campground using Buddiepole and Yeasu FT-817. Only one mosquito.
wa1gwh, Garry Nichols, 2W fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=36
My first time. 40M static horrendous up here near Syracuse, NY. Thanks for listening hard! 72, Garry WA1GWH
ko4cn, Marty, 5 watts fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=3 total=33
My first contest ever. Thanks for the contacts. Had a good time hanging with my hammies! Looking forward to the next one!
wb4mnk, Art, 5 w fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Didn't hear many on tonight because of high noise. Had some fun making the three contacts.
Thanks to all.
K6CSL, Bert, 5W fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=3 total=21
I was a half hour late, but got to get on at about 01:30Z. As usual I started on 10m, calling CQ FP on 28062, nothing there. Same on 15m and 20m. Finally on 40m I found Louie, KB7DEL/6 in Santa Rosa, CA calling CQ at about 4wpm on 7044.5. Like memories of an old Novice(except I was never a novice) I gave him a report and my QTH, name and my FP number. I also recommended he look up the FP website and join the fun. He said he would, so maybe I've promoted a new Piggy. I then went on to answer a couple more CQ's one in OR(KF7WNS-3242), and K7TQ-0966, up in ID. So it turned out to be nice Piggy Hunt. 73's and Good night to all, from the Northern San Joaquin Valley. Bert, K6CSL
KF7WNS, Gary, 5 W fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=2 total=14
Strange night, 20M I heard only one station KB4QQJ (Randy didn't hear me). 40M too noisy to copy much. I'll hope for more squealing next month. OO Gary/KF7WNS
ai4sv, Jack Welch, 5W fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
I'm moving overseas, and the last entry in my log was 100W ssb. I wanted to go out with a final QRP QSO, so I left just enough of the station in place to make one last contact. Fittingly enough, it was K4BAI on 40m. I turned on the rig, and there he was. Right after that, the antenna came down, radio was plopped in its box and coax tucked into the ceiling. I'm now on the way to Antananarivo, Madagascar for a few years. Hope to work some of you from there as 5R8SV. 72 - Jack
AA4BQ, BILL, fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0
I AM ALSO A WEB DEVELOPER. IF YOU'LL EMAIL ME THE FILE OF THE BACKGROUND USED ON THE MAIN WEBSITE, I'LL FIX IT SO THAT THE TEXT OVERLAY ISN'T SO VERY DIFFICULT TO READ. THE BACKGROUND "PIGGIES" ARE WAY, WAY TOO PROMINENT IN CONTRAST. I WILL SIMPLY "DIM" DOWN THE PIGGIES TO VARYING DEGREES AND RETURN MULTIPLE FILES SO YOU CAN SELECT WHICH ONE YOU LIKE BEST. SIMPLY REPLACE THE WEBSITE'S BACKGROUND FILE WITH THE REPLACEMENT I SEND AND YOU ARE GOOD TO GO. 73, BILL, AA4BQ
k0mis, Mike, 5w fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0
Lots of QSB and local QRN due to thunderstorms. Had a few broken q's that I couldn't log.
N8BB, Werner, 5 fpqso=4 fpdxqso=4 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0
Good to see everybody on, hoping for more time but too many things going on. KX3 5w dipole.
WD4EXI, Val, 5w fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0
First time trying this event. Could only hear FP calls on 40m. Nothing on 20m for me. Worked K9PX and AB4QL with PFR3A and K4BAI and K2DEP with TS570 both into 25Ft dipole. Tried for K3RLL, KB4QQJ but could not be heard.