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Autolog for March - 2017

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WB0CFF, Carl Gansen, 5     fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=18 total=990
KF7WNS was the only station heard and worked on 20M. I found 7 QSOs on 40M in spite of the digiboys on the band. 80M was the most productive with 10 QSOs. On 160M I heard WH6YH and K4BAI. After several attempts, John heard me and ended up being my only 160M QSO for the night. K4BAI was a 3-bander. KF7WNS, K4WY and KA2KGP were my 2 banders. Ten Tec Argonaut 6 at 5W, 160M vertical and a 204 ft CF doublet. Thanks to all!

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=16 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=15 total=750
FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, 40M dipole, 80M inverted vee, 160M tee vertical. Only station heard and not worked was K3JZD (onn 80). Missed WH6YH on 160. Heard Mike fairly loud. Worked WB0CFF on 160. Then Mike began to fade. Heard Mike call me at the last minute, but we didn't get an exchange. Skip was a bit long and unusual for 160 in that regard. Glad to hear and work more stations this month. Thanke for all QSOs. Look for the GA QSO Party the second weekend of April. 72, John, K4BAI

WH6YH, Mike, 5w     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=12 spc=14 total=672
K3 and a dipole at 5w. My first run for the bacon Gotta love QRP! I know I fat figured KF7WNS NR as there was a lot of QRN; let shope our 20m QSO worked out. I made a 5NN QSO with an op running a KW on top band after trying for John K4BAI in the last 10min. Thought I could hear you but no joy. Thanks for the QSO. 72, Mike

K4wy, Jack, 5     fpqso=15 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=13 total=585
FT817 to 160m inverted L, 40m wire beam 80 meters saved the wallow. 40 was slammed with rtty and 160 was not behaving either. Several new FP numbers logged including NR 22 ! Thanks to all & 72s

kf7wns, Gary, 5W     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=12 total=468
Good conditions tonight...nice to see 20m waking up. Several 2 banders. 80m was picking up at the end. K1@5W to a 232ft OCF Long Wire. 72's all

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=14 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=10 total=430
No piggies heard on 20m., only a few on 40m, but the 80m. pigpen was really squeelin'! Lots of grunts from piggies this RFTB. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into dipole up 25 ft.

N5GW, Gene,      fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=9 total=342
I was running the KX3 to CFZ in front of the TV watching March Madness. First I took a quick listen on 20M, but nil there. 40M was fair including a RTTY get together between 7040 and 7050. All 5 of my 40M QSO's were between 7030 and 7040. The rest on 80M which was also in fair shape. Best signal was WB9HFK (I even wondered if he forgot to turn down the power on his tx!)KF7WNS was down in the mud due to his great distance, but I was able to pull him out on both bands. CU all next time.

WB9HFK, Mark Prather, 5W     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=10 total=340
80M only. Quite a bit of QRN from thunderstorms. Lots of fun - look for everyone next month! IC-746Pro @ 5W - 150 Ft. Random Wire

W4HAY, Frank, 5W     fpqso=12 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=333
First time I've had a chance to run with the piggies in several months. Good to be back in the scramble. Nothing heard on 40, but 80 was productive in spite of an S7 noise level. Looking forward to next month.

AK3X, Peter, 4 Watts     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=8 total=200
Played in the 80 meter wallow only with my MFJ9296 at 4 watts. Time was limited to the last 45 minutes of the run. 80 was in good shape until about the last 15 minutes when it seem to die out. Lots of strong signals until then. Had a good time as usual.. 72 until next month and OO.... Peter

WE4SGA, Jerry, 5 W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=147
Could only last about an hour and 20 minutes, but had a blast. Thank you to all. And thank you to K4BAI. A great event.

k8zfj, randy, 3     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=147
that was fun, one on 40, rest on 80m. dipole, kx3

Ki8fv, Steve Burns , 5     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=126
Im new to qrp, had fun . I even called cq a little. Thank you all. I look fwd to more.

K3RLL, Don, 5     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=108
K2 to after-dark-only vertical: All set up to try new rockbound milliwatt rig on 40m RFTB tonight, only to be met by torrent of digital QRM there. Well, at least the receiver in it works! So fired up the BIG K2/10 and through the skill and patience of six piggies, managed to have a good evening. Thank you, all. oo de K3RLL

K3JZD, Jody, 5w     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
QSB on 40 meters was pretty nasty. Heard some folks calling CQ, waited for their next call to confirm that I had copied their call sign correctly - never heard them again. Noise on 80 meters was bad for me - quickly gave up on that band. So, it was not a real spectacular debut. Jody - K3JZD

WB5UAA, Guy, 5W     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
IC-7300 turned down to 5 W into a 10/15/20 ground plane at 10 feet and an Inverted V at 30 feet for 40M. Nothing on 15M. KB1M, we barely made it on 20M. Heard you 559 on 40M, but you were moving around faster than I could keep up. KF7ONI, W2MSW, N7GBH, I was barely able to make out your call signs, so I didn't try. K3RLL, sorry, there just wasn't enough between us. KF7WNI, thanks for hanging in there, I was about to give up.

KT1K, Bob, 5w     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=1 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=68
FT 817 off a 35yro vertical Quit at 0215 I didn't do great but I had a glass of scotch !!!!

KB1M, Walt, 5W     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=60
Fun night, nice to see 20 mtrs starting to improve even if only made one QSO, WB5UAA, the rest on 40. Thanks for the QSO's. 73, Walt

W9ILF, Ivin, 1.5 watts     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Rig: Small Wonder Labs SW40+ Lots of things going on 40 meters tonight. Digital and DX. Only made 4 QSO's but still glad to fly with the group once again. oo.

KI4MZC, Don, 5w     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48

K7TQ, Randy, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
Started in the back yard on 20 with KX2 and 25 foot vertical wire and 25 foot counterpoise laid on the ground. Nothing there. Went to 40 and heard only the RTTY folks until K47WNS grabbed me at 0150Z. Copied 3JZD calling me, I thought, but he didn't come back. Gave up on 40 and went inside for 80 m and a 1/2 sloper with top at 60 feet. That was good for 3 more Qs. Heard but could not work W4HAY and K4BAI. Still a fun two hours. Will be more fun next month by working more folks.

n3nfl, Dave Crowley, 5 watts     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Had fun but only had 3 flying pig QSO's on 40.

n6mrs, Michael Shreve, 5     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=24
If S/P/C's are states, provinces and countries, my log is correct. Four contacts, two from PA and two from GA. Much fun amid much QRM.

AL7JK, John, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=2 total=14
Howdy all, started out on 20 mtrs which was crowded with Japanese stations participating in some kind of sprint as well. Worked Gary, KF7WNS rite at the beginning. Tuned about 20 mtrs searching for any other west coast stations. Worked a station in Japan before moving on to 40 mtrs. Again Gary, KF7WNS popped up out of my noise floor hr at 0218z, his signal peaked at 579 and then disappeared. I was going to operate portable out of my pickup truck today, but my xyl had corned beef and cabbage cooking. Good reason to stay home ;) 72/73 to all, see you on the bands. GL

KD8GBK, Ralph, 5w     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Hi gang, worked Carl on 3.5 tonight, pounded away at Tom on 3.5 also but with no luck.. QSA/QRK1 here in MI on 3.5 tonight.. 73

W1CFZ, Charles Pitts, 5     fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=0 total=0
Did not hear many stations, and the few I did hear were weak. Perhaps the last Nor'Easter tuned the antenna hihi