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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for January - 2015

Your Call:

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=25 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=22 total=1672
FT1000MP, 5W, WM-2 QRP Watt Meter, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee, zepp. 20M was long with only QSOs with K7TQ and KF7WNS. 40M had significant skip zone but made 18 QSOs in 1/2/3/5/7/8/0 and VE3 areas plus higher power N4PSE in FL. Heard K2YGM/4 calling CQ, but he couldn't hear me. 80M was good with six QSOs in 2/5/8/0 call areas. We could use more stations being active in these sprints and it would be more fun for all. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

WB0CFF, Carl, 5W     fpqso=22 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=20 total=1340
Only one signal on 20M KF7WNS...40 and 80 good here in Mn. I met a lot of new ones for my log. Thanks to all.

K7TQ, Randy, 5w     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=16 total=752
Two Qs on 20 m and 1 on 80 m with all the rest on 40. A good 1st hour and a very slow second one. Thanks to all the piggies who stopped by.

NK1N, Glen, 5w     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=11 total=440
Wow! What a night. If the static crashes and nets didn't get you then the SSB did! I had fewer Qs than last month but they were just as enjoyable. I hope I didn't miss anyone who called me. If so, I'll look forward to working you next month. 72 and thanks everyone. Glen, NK1N

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=8 total=312
The 20m. pig-pen was dead here, while a few grunts, oinks, & squeels were heard on 40 & 80, it sounded like the piggies were on the far end of the field! Band conditions were poor to say the least, but some oinkers made it through the mud. Everyone stay warm until the next RFTB. 73

KF7WNS, GARY, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=10 total=280
Not much on 20M tonight usually my good band. 40M died fast. Fun challenge as always. 72, Gary/KF7WNS

W5TA, Dick, 5W     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=9 total=234
First Bacon Run in about a year. Trying out my spanking new K3 on QRP. Operated 40 only. Without the DSP Noise Reduction I would have zero QSO's. Antenna is ground mounted quarter wave vertical. Missed first 20 minutes participating in ARES 2m net. Piggies retire early. Last QSO was 03:04Z. Very 72, and OO y'all, Dick W5TA

NQ2W, Will, 5 W     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=8 total=208
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 20 meters. 40 was good for 8 QSOs with stations from GA, FL, ID, IL, MN, and ON. 80 allowed 2 from NY and NJ. Thanks for the QSOs and thanks to the organizers. I hope to hear you all, and many more, next month. 73/72, Will

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=147
I was using a HB VXO TX named "Color Burster" and HB superhet RX named "Eighty Lady". They were constructed this past summer for 3579 KHz, but since I had a 3560 KHz rock, I decided to fire it up for FP. Condx were not so great, a group of SSBer's appeared around 3560, and at 0300 a QRO net showed up at 3562. It was tough going compared to my KX3!

w0iit, Bart Lawson, 5 watts     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=4 total=76
First time in a very long time since I RFTB. Sorry condx but I enjoyed the contacts I made and hope to return on a regular basis. Most contact, i think, really had a hard time believing my #11 but that's it:-) K2 AT 5 WATTS INTO AN 80 METER DIPOLE AT 30 FEET.

k3yp, Ray, 5w     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
Could only fine piggies on 80mtrs. Fun 2 hours.

wa7cs, Carl, 2 Big Juicy Watts     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=5 total=65
A lot of fun - especially since I have not run for any bacon for years. Running 2 watts from a Wilderness NorCal 40A and a K2 into a dipole on 40. I gave up after being blasted out of my socks by kilowatt Classic Exchange stations splattering and chirping all across the band.

KT1K, Bob, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Not a great night from Massachusetts... 20 dead - 40 a few and only NK1N on 80....

w1pid, Jim, 5W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=4 total=40

K3RLL, Don, 5w     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=36
K3 to covert night-only vertical: Nothing heard on 20m and few heard on 40m into my RF Hole. Must be the HOA regulations prohibiting even incoming RF. Could it be? Many thanks to those who heard me. 72 & oo K3RLL

K6CSL, Bert, 5W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
40m was pretty noisy here this evening, but RFTB is still always fun. Bert, K6CSL

AJ1DM, John Merkel, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
My first RFTB. Thanks to NK1N Glen and W5TA Dick for their patience. 72 John, AJ1DM

KD8GBK, Ralph , 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Hi gang, worked John on 7MHz and Carl on 3.5MHz. Called and listened on 7.104MHz but QSA/QRKzero. 73

K2ARM, Pete, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
My first FP sprint. 40M was not good for me but 80M was noisy but better towards the end of the sprint. Thanks for the Fun.

K2HT, Dick, 4     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=2 total=8
Worked KF7WNS and K4GDR hope to do better on next run. Tnx for the QSO's

AF4O, Chuck, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=6
First RFTB in a while. Bands seemed weak for me. Worked K7TQ on 20m then on 40. After that not much luck. Had fun anyway though. Will try and make a habit of getting on. 72 Chuck AF4O

wa2nyy, Mark Chitjian, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Worked K2YGM/4 in FL.

n2jjf, Denis OBrien, 3W     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
noting heard on 20M. Tried new freq at 7104 but nothing heard. Just worked 1 station on 40M using KX1 and simple wire in family room and 3W

NK4I, Tighe, 5W     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
First time Bacon Run. Only worked 40m and didn't hear much.

N0FN, N0FN, 5W     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
First time running for the bacon. Found W5TA right away on 40m and made the exchange, then got distracted. More next month I hope! K2 at 5W into a vee dipole at 30 feet.

n3nfl, Dave Crowley, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
my first attempt at a sprint. Tested a new antenna a folded skeleton sleeve dual band ( 20 & 40 ) . It worked !

w7kxb, Bill Harris, 5w     fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0