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RUN for the BACON
Autolog for April - 2017

Your Call:

K4BAI, John, 5W     fpqso=22 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=4 spc=21 total=1470
FT1000MP, 5W, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp. 20M quite good for a few minutes. 40M was short during RFTB for the first time in months. I worked WE4GA about 200 miles away and several in TN. 80 and 160 were very noisy. I could copy N5GW on 160M but Gene couldn't copy me there. QSOs by band: 20M: 5; 40M: 18; 80M: 3. Thanks for all QSOs. Hope for quiet conditions and more activity next month. 73/72, John, K4BAI.

N5GW, Gene, 5W     fpqso=17 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=18 total=972
It was nice to hear 20M open again. 40M turned out to be only fair mainly due to QRN from local rains. Only one contact on 80M. Two banders with WB0CFF, N3FCS, K0ZK, KB1M and K4BAI. Almost had a 160M contact with K4BAI but too much QRN on a weak sig here. It was good to hear moderate activity for a change. Keep it up!

WB0CFF, Carl, 5W     fpqso=16 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=3 spc=17 total=867
Thanks to all... I got a good start on 20M with 6 QSOs there followed by 8 QSOs on 40M. 80M was rough with QRN but I managed 5 QSOs there. 40M had good signals for a while and then most signals grew very weak and a few digital stations moved in. K4BAI was my only 3 bander. K7TQ gets the tenacity award. After much effort we worked on 80M. Ten Tec Argonaut 6 at 5W to a TH6DXX tribander (20M) and a 204 ft CF doublet elsewhere. No 160M until fall. The tractors are starting to roll and I had to roll up the coax and radials to get them out of the way.

K3JZD, Jody, 5w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=8 nonfpqso=0 spc=8 total=512
KX3 with 40m dipole @ 25' and short EFRW @ 8' on 80m. Jody - K3JZD

KF7WNS, Gary, 5w     fpqso=11 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=12 total=408
Conditions could have been better, but 20m was open for a bit. Worked AK and GA back to back. 40m died early and 80m had S9 noise. Thanks all for the Q's see you next month.

KB1M, Walt, 5W     fpqso=9 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=9 total=252
Weak signals along with, QSB and QRN, made for a challenging but fun evening. 40 seemed to go dead soon after 0200z, maybe band conditions or piggy bedtime. There seemed to be a good turnout. 72/73 Walt

Ki8fv, Steve Burns, 5      fpqso=8 fpdxqso=1 nonfpqso=1 spc=7 total=210
The band's seems weak, but i had great fun. im coming again. I called cq more tonight and that is good for shy me.72s

K7TQ, Randy, 5W     fpqso=7 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=9 total=207
20 m open to GA and AK from ID for first 15 minutes. Probably longer, but no one around that I could catch. K4BAI on 20 and 40. KF7WNS on 40 and 80. A pretty good evening in the pig pen.

K3RLL, Don, 5w     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=8 total=160
K3 to night-only vertical: Nice to hear fairly good activity in the back 40 this evening and work both some familiar calls and a couple new ones. Big signal tonight was W4KRN, booming down the Atlantic Coast from VA. Many thanks to Diz and his entire Sprint Staff for sponsoring this fun monthly event. 73/72 .. Don

W5QLF, Joe Kohler, 5 w     fpqso=8 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=120
Thanks to AI4AI for the kind words this month. For once 20 meters yielded 5 contacts and gave me a chance to re-work stations on 40 meters. I'm still having trouble copying QRP stations near the noise. My only antenna is a vertical and is probably the reason why stations can hear me but I have trouble hearing them. 72

WE4GA, Jerry, 5W     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=6 total=114
This was fun. I am sorry I had to end it early at 0210. Thanks to all. Especially nice to work K4BAI.

W4KRN, Karen, 5w     fpqso=6 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=5 total=90
Almost forgot, missed the first 50 mins. K3RLL was my big signal also, guess we had the magic pipeline down the coast. Was able to work K4BAI on 40 and 80m. Thanks for the contacts. Hope to cu piggies agn next month. 72 >('o')<

W9ILF, Ivin, 1.5 watts     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=2 spc=5 total=70
Rig: Small Wonder Labs SW+40. I had another fun evening flying with my fellow swine. 40 meters only here but the band seemed in pretty good shape. See you all next month. oo.

ai4ic, Kay, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=5 total=65
FP test was a great reason to get back on the air after a month of downtime. Thanks to KB1M, W5QLF, KF7WNS, K4BAI, K3RLL for the contacts.

ve3ids, Don Richards, 5     fpqso=5 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=4 total=60

W4LSV, Barry Fluxe, 5W     fpqso=4 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=4 total=52

N3NFL, Dave Crowley, 5 watts     fpqso=3 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=3 total=27
I am glad I got to work RFTB even if only for a few minutes. I hope to try again next month.

AL7JK, John, 5W     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=1 spc=3 total=21
After listening to the KD5KXF & KB9BVN podcast earlier this weekend, it has me all wound up, like bacon fat in a hot iron skillet. Workin all kinds of folks ! Another fun Bacon Run in my log, both K7TQ & KF7WNS on 20 mtrs booming into Ak earlier. 40 mtrs was slow to open for us up north here, greyline enhancement is occurring well after the sprint nowdays. 72/73 to ya'll & C U on the bands.

wv8p, Dave, 5w     fpqso=2 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=2 total=12
It's been a long time since last on. Never heard anything on 20, 40 dropped in and out but worked 1Q. Called CQ several times but no luck. 80 produced another 1Q. Thanks for hearing me. 72/73, Dave, WV8P

KA2KGP, Tom, 5     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
I had high SWR trouble with my dipole antenna, so I had to QRT with only 1 QSO this sprint. I'll be checking my antenna today to fix it. 73 to all piggies.

ws4p, Al, 5W     fpqso=1 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=1 total=3
A sad showing due to only having an temporary 80 meter dipole up at this new QTH. Thanks to Jerry, WE4GA for my one and only QSO of the night. Heard and tried to work others but couldn't connect and could only be on for the first hour. By next month I should have both 40 and 20 capability, so we'll be back! VY 72, Al, WS4P FP# 578

G0JPS, Chris, 5w     fpqso=0 fpdxqso=0 nonfpqso=0 spc=0 total=0
Hi, this was my first try at RFTB. As local time was from 0200 to 0400, I had to set my alarm clock! Forunately is's Easter so Monday is a holiday and I don't have work. Mountain Topper MTR-3b on 40m, and later Icom IC-7100 on 80m. Antenna is a 35' wire fed through a 9:1 impedance transformer. Both bands very flat, only S5 noise. Heard the occasional weak carrier when tuning round. 40m produced zip, 80m showed weak RBN spots across Northern Europe , but no replies to my oinks. Maybe better luck next time. TTFN, Chris G0JPS, FP3727