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Autolog for October - 2014

Your Call:

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=8 spc=16 total=848
FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp, inverted vee. 20M was long and closed early. Two QSOs. 40M was OK, but activity seemed sparse. 20 QSOs. Spent the last 15 minutes calling on 80M and worked K2YGM in NY. Heard KA2KGP on 80, but Tom didn't hear me calling. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

wb0cff, Carl Gansen, 5w     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=14 total=658
Not much on 80 or 20M. 40 was sweet spot. W0PQ big sig of night. I even took a recording, so David, if you are interested, send me an e-mail and I will send a copy of the file so that you can hear yourself on the Mn end.

WPQ, Dave, 5W     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=11 total=473
Band conditions were about the same as last month. 20M faded fast - only 4 QSOs. Two band QSOs with WB4MNK FL, NQ2W NY and K7TQ ID. Strong signal tonight was WBCFF MN on 40M. A big thanks to N5WVR VT for the repeats. Missed K4BAI on 20M but caught him on 40M late in the game. Rig is a K1 and G5RV. Thanks to all the participants. Hope to see everyone next month. 73 from Nebraska. FP# 1361.

K7TQ, Randy, 5w     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=11 total=407
Just had an hour to root around with fellow pigs. 20 was good for 20 minutes then to 40 which didn't last much longer. That is what is expected since it gets dark so soon now. Thanks to all who stopped by and catch you again next month.

NQ2W, Will, 5 W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=9 total=270
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). Only was able to play in the pigpen for the first hour. Two-banders with WB0CFF and W0PQ on 20 and 40. Tried calling on 80 but had no replies. All contacts were on 20 and 40 with a majority on 40. Hope to hear you all next month. 72, Will, NQ2W

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=10 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=8 total=256
Not too many piggies gruntin' & squeelin' in the Pig Pen. Bands were not in the best condition here in WNY. Rig: TenTec Argosy at 5w into dipole up 25 ft.

wb4mnk, Art, 5w     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=252
Had a bunch of fun but bands seem weak tonight. tried 80 for the first time and thanks to Cathy N5WVR I was able to make contact with Cathy in VT. 72, Art, WB4MNK

KB8J, Tom, 5     fpqso=0 fpdxqso=5 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=125

N5WVR, Cathy, 5 W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=6 total=120
I got a late start around 0140Z, but 40 meters was full of piggies oinking away. Nothing on 20, but made a couple of QSO's on 80 with QSB preventing me from completing the QSO to WB4MNK. 73 to all and hope to see you again next month.

K3RLL, Don, 5w     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=6 total=108
K3 to "After dark vertical" - Got a late start and nothing heard on 20m. Signals seemed awfully weak on 40m tonight, or maybe it was just me. Tnx to Curt and good sigs on weak band. Barnyard will be less muddy next month, I'm sure. Many thanks to those who dug me out of the noise tonight. 72 de K3RLL

ki4mzc, Donald, 5w     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=105
First time with FPQRP. Lot of fun. Nice QSOs, all on 40m; other bands were not working for me at all. Thanks!

N0XC, Steve, 5W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
This was my first cw contest ever and lots of fun! I'll be back (after more cw practice). Thanks to all and I'll see you next month. 73 N0XC

wd0k, Rich, 5w     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Late on start; k4bai reminded me. Tried to pull k3rll out of the mud, but couldn't hear him. Still a fun event! 72's Rich wd0k

WA2JSG, Curt, 5w     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
My apology to K3RLL, whom I called, but he was gone when he answered me. IC-703, 5w to an all band vertical. Better luck next month.

KF7WNS, Gary Ekker, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Only had the last fifteen minutes, But I'm always able to get through to John/K4BAI. See you all next month.