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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for January - 2017

Your Call:

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=252
FT1000MP, 5W, zepp, dipole, inverted vee, tee vertical. 20M and up dead here. 40M very long. Did work N5GW. Heard KF7WNS on 40, but Gary couldn't hear me. Also heard very weak K7TQ, but he was under N5GW, so no chance for a QSO. On 80, WB0CFF was much weaker than usual. Non-member W5QLF was OK on 80. WB4OMM was very loud. K3RLL was OK. WA4ZOF, about 40 miles from me, was loud on 80 and OK on 160. And I forgot someone on 80, but the call is in the log OK. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.

K3RLL, Don, 4w     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=7 total=147
Nice to hear more Piggies in the barnyard this evening, though I suspect many may have abandoned CW early for football on TV this evening. Many thanks to those who pulled my weak HOA antenna-compromised signal out of the noise 72/73 & oo

WB4OMM, Steve, 5W     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=96
Wow! What a dismal night. 20M was dead, 40M had two signals (and I worked both I heard!). 80M was only a bit better. 40/80M were both horribly noisy, signals puny, and far an few in between. Did get to work John K4BAI and Don K3RLL, two of my favorite folks! Hope the next one is better....... FT-2000 running 5W out to a G5RV sloper (one oriented E-W, another N-S - made a difference on the two "up North" by 2 on the S-meter). I quit after an hour, nothing seemed to improve. Sigh. 72/73 to all! Steve WB4OMM

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=72
KX3 to hb tuner and CFZ. I was watching the ballgame during the run. It helped pass the time, as there was not much activity on the bands. It seems that lately 40M has been closed at night, leaving us with only 80M and 160M. Unfortunately both were noisy, especially 160M due to an approaching wx front. Half my contacts were with John, K4BAI, on 40M, 80M and 160M. I worked Carl, WB0CFF on 80M but did not hear him on 160M.

WB0CFF, Carl, 5     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48
The bands were not cooperating in MN tonight. On 40M, I head K3RLL and KF7WNS but both disappeared as quickly as I heard them. On 80M, I managed 4 QSOs, K4BAI, K7TQ, KF7WNS and N5GW, and missed Don, N0DLR. I heard Don very weak and I don't think Don heard me. On 160M, I heard AC8AP but never finished the QSO. How an activity can be both fun and frustrating at the same time is still a mystery to me.

KB1M, Walt, 5W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=18
40 was very quiet here in NH, 3 Q's with surprisingly good signals, otherwise only one other call heard, just one Reverse Beacon spot with all the calling I did. 73 Walt

K7TQ, Randy, 5 W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Tough night. Would have been really tough if not for Carl in MN and Gary in OR both on 80 m. Number of Qs matched the outside temperature of 2F. I'm looking forward to a better February.

KF7WNS, Gary, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
Tough night...Randy/K7TQ was strong on 80. K3RLL was good on 40. Heard several on 40 and 80, but not being heard. I suspect my signal decided to walk and it will be there sometime tomorrow.

wa4zof, TOM, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=6
got a late start very high QRN - only worked one FP John K4BAI on 80 & 160.. hope to get an earier start next month--TOM

K8zfj, Randy, 2     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Ugh, crap nite for radio in RI. Only k3rll was booming in omnirig 40m...very noisy on 80,

n0rz, Charles, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Don k3rrl was 579 into SW Kansas where everything is coated with ice. I called cq a few times on 40 and heard one faint signal but could not pull him out. Icy antenna would not tune to 80. The bacon runs are always fun and I look forward to February. 73 es stay warm.

AL7JK, John, 5w     fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=1 total=1
40 mtrs was very quiet this evening. Stayed with it on 80 mtrs, managed to make one qso. 73 de AL7JK