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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for September - 2018
WB0CFF, Carl Gansen, 5W fpqso=21 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=20 total=1280
It was a fun night. I worked one station, WB4OMM, on 20M, 13 QSOs on 40M and the remaining 8 were on 80M. KA2KGP, K4BAI, K4WY, K3ESE and AE4Y all got in the log for both 80M and 40M. K0LAR provided a Minnesota QSO for me.
Ten Tec Argonaut 6, 204' CF doublet and 40M quarter wave vertical. Thanks to all for a fun outing. 72/73 Carl WB0CFF
WB4OMM, Steve, 5W fpqso=19 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=7 spc=17 total=1088
Been a while for a RFTB for me...I missed the fun! Actually had a pretty good night. Only made one QSO on 20M and one QSO on 80M....rest were on 40M. A bit noisy (S4 on the meter) here on the NE Florida Coast. Used the Magnetic Loop RX antenna most of the night - big difference in several of the signals. Best signal (loudest - honest 59 on the meter) was N5MEP. My apologies for the two that called me on his frequency (I moved off as soon as I could). Very glad that Curt WA2JSG called me. Had a nice chat with W9BZ. K3ASW had a great signal, only 2W! Yaesu FT2K at 5W to a G5RV at 35 feet; MFJ Magnetic Loop RX antenna at 25 feet. GenLog and ZN-9Z paddle. Was happy to work many familiar calls. Hope to see many of you Wednesday night for the NAQCC Sprint!
72/73 to all! Steve WB4OMM
K4BAI, JOHN, 5W fpqso=21 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=16 total=1056
20M was open a bit, but no answers to CQs and no other sprinters heard there 40M was quite good. Best DX was K6CSL in CA. 80M was OK Heard, but did not work, KA2KGP. Did work K3ESE in MD. Also missed K4WY who was heard with a good signal on 80. 73/72, John, K4BAI.
AE4Y, Kent , 5 watts fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=16 total=864
This was my first time operating in the Run for the Bacon. I never heard a signal on 20M and was very surprised by the low noise level on 40M. Managed to pick up 5 Q’s on 80M. Looking forward to better conditions later in the Fall.
K4WY, Jack, 5 fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=15 total=810
Ft 817 to an inverted L at 5 watts. Tonight was a nice change from the high noise and limited propagation. 40 meters was humming and 80 was very productive. Several new oinks were worked as well as CFF and BAI who were really putting some bacon in the log book.
72 to all (oo)
KA2KGP, Tom, 5w. fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=10 total=460
No goinkers heard in the 20m. pigpen. Grunts & squeels on 40m. & 80m. were QRN/QSB here in WNY barnyard. Thanks to all the piggies who held in there for many repeats. 72 to all.
k3ese, Lloyd , 5W fpqso=10 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=11 total=352
This was Fun! it's been a while...I was using my K2 to either a 20M EDZ up around 25', or a 40M Delta Loop with the apex at 57'. My last couple of contacts were TOUGH! That would be John, K4BAI, and non-piggie K9FO, who REALLY hung in there.
N5MEP, Larry Caldwell, 5 fpqso=10 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=9 total=297
Started late, but at least no storms for a change.
KB1M, Walt, 5W fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=8 total=200
At first I had the feeling that my CQ's were falling into the back corner of the pigpen, then the band seemed to improve so a fun night after all. Thanks for the Q's. 72, Walt
K9QEW, Daryl Hurst, 4W fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=8 total=176
Only worked first hour. 40m was fairly good tonight.
TX= HB Funmitter rock bound. RX= TS530 Ant 4BTV GP
k0lar, Scott, 5W fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=96
Spur of the moment. Had the night off and checked the schedule. Best Pig run I have had yet. Lots of fun. 72.
K0LAR, Scott Kolar, 5W fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=96
This is a correction to my last entry. Did not know how to erase or change it. This one is correct. Sorry for the errors all. 72.
W8ES, Jay, 5W fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90
Nice quiet 40M band here in the WV mountains. Only had an hour to wallow with the piggies tonight. Thanks for the oinks!
WA2JSG, Curt, 5w fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90
Another fun time in the barnyard. Managed to squeal up 6 piggies in 5 different states. Here 5 watts into a vertical using a Bencher straight key. See y'all next month.
N5WVR, Cathy, 5W fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=5 total=70
My first RFTB in a long time. I have been away from the paddles and need to get back into practice! Most signals fairly strong tonight, though some QSB. Made 5 QSOs on 40 and one on 80. Hope to visit the piggies more often this winter.
K3RLL, Don, 5w fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=60
FT-817 to G5RVjr @ 35' - Started out like gangbusters on 40m tonight but the enjoyable Q-landslide was very short-lived. Alas in tuning around, it sounded like all the piggies were safely back in the barn for the night well before 01:30 -- except for Carl and Daryl. Thanks for the fun. C U in October 72 & oo ... Don
N8BB, Werner Haschke, 5 fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Ok, not so great but I did give it a go and happy to meet a new one for me, AE4Y and 2 usual suspects, K4BAI and KB1M. Summer is winding down so maybe more activity come fall and winter. Thanks guy's/gals.
NZ1J, Dave, 5 Watts fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Using an Icom 7300, set to 5 watts, a dipole at 25 feet, and a straight key, I made 40 meter contacts in MN and FL.
Thanks for this fun event.
KD8GBK, Ralph, 5w fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Hi gang, worked John and Carl on 7MHz tonight. QSA/QRK1 here at my QTH. 73
AK3X , Peter, 5 W fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
A token effort and a late start equals only a couple of contacts Hopefully I will have more time next month. 72 and OO to all. Peter
AJ4JA , Al, 5 W fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
I got a late start, but did catch N5MEP just before the close.
AL7JK, John, 5 w fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=0 total=0
Howdy all. 20 mtrs was open for the first hour, managed to make one qso with a stn in Japan. Switched to 40 mtrs, noisy but wasnt open yet to the lower 48. 72/73