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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for May - 2017

Your Call:

K4BAI, John T. Laney III, 5W     fpqso=22 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=22 total=1496
Got home from Dayton Hamvention this afternoon and did a lot of yard work. Guess that's why I was so sleepy after the first hour. 9 QSOs on 20M which was wide open. 13 QSOs on 40M, my best band tonight. Not much luck on 80, just WB0CFF and KA2KGP. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.

WB0CFF, Carl Gansen, 5     fpqso=18 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=17 total=935
20M produced 9 QSOs. 40M gave me 4 QSOs before everybody disappeared. On 80M, I had 6 QSOs. K4BAI was my only 3 bander tonight. I was using my Ten Tec Argonaut 6 and my 204' CF doublet for 80 and 40. On 20M I used my tribander. It was nice to hear a fellow MN station K0LAR tonight. Thanks to all 73

K7TQ, Randy, 5 W     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=12 total=432
20 m was good for first half hour and again close in during last half hour. Tried 80 m, but still 20 minutes before sunset at end of the run. Two banders were K4BAI, WB0CFF, and KF7WNS (during last half hour for a close in OR to ID).

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=11 total=385
KX3 to CFZ. 20M was fair for the first half hour, then fizzled out. 40M was very noisy, getting worse toward 0200Z and made it hard to copy those answering my CQ so I called it a night.

KA2KGP, Tom, 5W     fpqso=13 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=9 total=351
Only a few Grunts & Oinks heard on 20m. The 40m. & 80m. barnyards were weak with lots-o-mud, but a few oinkers were worked. 73 to all us piggies.

ab9ca, Dave, 5w     fpqso=10 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=10 total=320
K3 at 5w to 100' wire. 20 was good for about 45 minutes. Seven contacts there. Five on 40 m. Then the digital QRM kind of took over. But it was fun while it lasted. See everyone next month. dave ab9ca/4

KB1M, Walt, 5W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=7 total=161
Fun night in the barnyard, 40 was a challenge for copying sometimes. Fingers not working well at times, 73/72 Walt

VA3NU, Larry, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=7 total=140
First FP sprint in many years. Finally decided to get an FP# to give out, these Sprints are very addictive! Some QSB and QRM to deal with but still a ton of fun.

K4WY, Jack, 5     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=132
FT-817 to Inverted L 5 watts. Tough night in the barnyard ! QRN and QSB on 40 for much of the night. I went to 20 late and made a few QSOs. I had a good path to MN and MS but not much in between. Thanks to K4BAI and WB0CFF for their ears and all in the wallow for another good run for the bacon! 72 Jack, K4WY

K3RLL, Don, 5w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=5 total=130
K3 to HOA-restricted night-only black vertical. So nice to hear 20m open and pretty strong this evening. Didn't last forever, but was great while it lasted. W2IX and KA2KGP were big signals tonight. Thanks for the fun. See you next month. Oink-oink ... Don

N5JPX, Jim, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=6 total=108
20M was pretty good until it faded. 40M was noisy here but produced 3 QSO's. I never heard anyone on 80M. Looking forward to some better propagation. Thanks for the QSO's and 72.

W5QLF, Joe Kohler, 5 w     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90

KF7WNS, Gary, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90
Poor conditions on 20 and 40..QRN. Heard a few Piggies, but they didn't hear me. Randy/K7TQ my lone two bander.

WB5UAA, Guy, 5W     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=75
Lots of folks from 14061-14062, some of you on the same frequency calling CQ. I guess you didn't hear each other, but when I called one of you, the other got confused (K3RLL, KF7WNS). Got you both anyway. 40 was too noisy for me. Tested out Field Day configuration: IC-7200 (5W), Ground Plane at 10 feet, Battery. Works well. 72 and CUL.

ve3ids, Don Richards, 5     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48

K4ARQ, John, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=48

k8zfj, Randy, 4     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
always fun to run with the piggies ... oo using dipole tied to a TT Eagle 72's till next month

AK3X, Peter, 3 W     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
Forgot it was the third Sunday and missed the first 15 minutes or so. Three contacts on 40 meters and then had to take a cat to the emergency vet... good thing they are open 24/7!.. All seems to be ok, but lots of different meds to wrestle into him. CU all next month. 72 and OO, Peter

AE4ZR , David, 5      fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=2 total=8
Had a good half hour before having to shut down. Looking forward to next month already. OINK OINK

WB4OMM/4, Steve, 5W     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
On the road home from Dayton (Xenia!) stopped for the night in Cleveland, TN.....drove down the street to a parking lot to work the contest with travel partner Kevin KK4BFN who is new FP #3898. Heard nothing on 20M, went to 40M, very few signals with lotsa QSB. Was able to work Bob, N2BR...exchanged info, and he disappeared! Tried calling two others, no response, and calling CQ produced nothing. Just wasn't there tonight! KX-3 running 5W to hamstick on car roof. Will try again next month....72/73, Steve WB4OMM Oink oink!!!

K0LAR, Scott Kolar, 5 watts     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
I gave it a run. I heard WBOCFF, my only contact on 80M. I did hear KA2KGP, but he did not hear me. My first try in a long time but I will keep at it. 73 to all!

Ki8fv, Steve, 5w     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
I just couldn't hear much tonight. Made one qso. Had one come back to my cq then i lost him . Well, at least i tried. I'll be back next month. 72s

KD8GBK, Ralph, 5w     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
Hi gang, didn't hear much on 3.5MHz tonight other than Carl, and the QRM from the 40db over QRO stations. 73