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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for May - 2019

Your Call:

K4BAI, JOHN, 5W     fpqso=23 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=5 spc=22 total=1628
20M seemed dead. 22 QSOs on 40. Missed K2HT who had a nice signal, but was calling others. 6 QSOs on 80M, which was a bit noisy Was set up for 160, but didn't try it this month. Look for me as VP5/K4BAI May 21-28. Four of us will be VP5M in CQ WPX CW nexta weekend. Hope you can all join the fun. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

WB9HFK, Mark, 5W     fpqso=21 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=5 spc=16 total=1088
I spent most of the time on 40M - which was pretty decent. Only 5 Q's on a rather noisy 80M. Sorry to a couple I just could not pull out of the QRN/QSB. I hope to see everyone next month! 73/72, Mark WB9HFK oo

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=18 total=1008
Condx were pretty decent. No activity on 20 but 40 was pretty good. 15 Q's there and 5 on 80. The noise was not as bad as anticipated. QSB did require some fills. Heard one or two very weak but unable to copy. Hope to hear everyone again next month.

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=12 total=636
20m was dead at sprint time, 40 & 80 were QSB & QRN from summer storms. Conditions were poor. Rog: IC-7000 at 5w. into G5RV up 25 ft. 72

na5n, Paul, 5W     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=12 total=420
Only worked WA4DOU on 20M who sounded like just down the street. Rest on 40M. QRM/QRN/QSB manageable. Some stations quite strong, others not so, but all worked. Just could not copy the FP NR from one station, so counted him as non-FP. Then, my CQ was answered by a rough 10wpm ham who told me I was his first CW QSO, then asked what CQ FP meant? and the purpose of my "1492 number." A bit deep for a 1st CW QSO! So, QSOd him for about 15 minutes and told him he was doing good. Didn't want to spoil his first CW QSO. Will answer his PSE QSL shortly. Get on the air CW - that's what it's all about. Had fun as usually wallowing around with all the piggies.

K8UDH, Bruce, 5 W     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=333
Many signals were just above the noise. It was fun digging the weaker ones out. Great QRP Sprint !!!

K4WY, Jack, 5     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=333
FT-817 5 watts to an Inverted L. Worked 40 with a few oinks on 80. After the first hour QSB and QRN took out all but the strongest in the wallow. 9 and 5 land ruled the barnyard. Only K4BAI was worked to the south of me, otherwise it was all happening to the west of me.

WA4DOU, Roy, 5 W     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=8 total=272
Almost forgot this event but spotted it on my calendar, showing up late for 20 m, but still managed 1 qso there with NA5N. Worked K4BAI, WB9HFK, AB9CA & KA2KGP on 40 & 80. Sorry for several missed qso's that just couldn't be pulled out, in one case, a 7 on 40, I think. Looking forward to next time! 73/72

KB1M, WALT, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=252
Thanks DIZ for fixing my link and all the work that makes these sprints possible. 72/73 Walt

K9QEW, Daryl Hurst, 5w     fpqso=10 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=8 total=240
40 Meter band condx good with some QSB. My first Run for the Bacon this year since returning from Arizona this Winter. TX= HB "Funmitter" Rock Bound RX=TS530s Ant 4BTV GP. Only worked one hour. 72/73s

K3ESE, Lloyd, 3     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=8 total=200
was only on for an hour, and just used my NorCal 40A, at 3W. I worked IL, AL, NH, GA, NM, CA, OR, and MI. pretty good! antenna was the 20M EDZ at 50' Thanks, and oo to all.

W4NLT, Andy, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=189
20 was dead. Seven on 40M and two on 80M. Running the IC7300 at 5W to an 84ft endfed at 30ft. TNX all oink-oink

WA4AAK, Evan, 5W     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=7 total=175
Five contacts on 40m, 4 contacts on 80m, none on 20m. Enjoyed hearing some familiar call signs, plus some I hadn't heard before. Thank you, K3ESE, for trying to pull my fading signal out of the noise (to no avail). A big tnx to John K4BAI for explaining how to count SPCs! 72 to all.

KF7WNS, Gary, 5W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=147
Drove up to a mountain top to operate tonight. I couldn't believe how many stations I could hear, but couldn't get the wire to tune right. Need to do some more experimenting with a better length for end fed wire. Had a great time...72

K3JZD, Jody, 4w     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=132
Some QRN and QSB - nonetheless, got to spend another hour of quality time with my QCX-40. Jody - K3JZD

KE9AJ, Joe, 5     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=114
MTB-3 to an EFHW Fair conditions for my first real Contest. Fun makin'bacon with 7 QSO's, all on 40 meters. Thanks for the fun evening.

WB1GYZ, Bob, 5w     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90
My first RUN. Only did one hour on 40 as cdx worsened. Tks for a fun event.

K3RLL, Don, 5     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
K3 to 53' Unun wire up and over garage. HOA restrictions are the pits but not as bad as conditions tonight in this corner of Florida. Even my most reliable contact, Reverse Beacon, didn't hear me very well tonight. See you in June. 72 de Don

W9ILF, Ivin, 5 watts     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=5 total=65
Elecraft K2 - Off Center fed dipole. I had a good time on the sprint. Only did 1/2 hour at the start but very glad to be back and hearing familiar calls and new ones too. I moved into a town so it's all new for me again. oo 'til next month.

K3EMS, George, 5     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=60

n0rz, Charles, 5     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Qsos with k4bai. na5n. k8udh, and a very patient ab9ca who waited for me to change keys a after a wire came off my vibro keyer. I used my ts590s at 5 watts and a homebew 40 meter dipole. 73 cw is fun

N6IV, Mark, 5w     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
My first Bacon Run. Using Inverted L. Only heard 40m from West Coast. Thanks for all your good ears

AK3X , Peter, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=36
At least I remembered the bacon run! Busy night so only time for 4 contacts. Thanks to all. 72 and OO Peter

W8ES, Jay, 5     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27

K2HT, Dick, 5     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
20 meters was noisy in MO. Both contacts were on 40. Thanks for QSO's