Wednesday, March 11, 2020

RESUTS: March 2020 ARS Spartan Sprint

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SOAPBOX: March 2020 ARS Spartan Sprint

Heard very few Sprint stations and was fortunate to contact two: NØTA, and KB1M. Thanks, everyone! Evan WA4AAK, Huntsville, AL

40 was noisy with QRN, QSB  and generally weak signals, WB9HFK had a consistently good signal. Six stations worked were all between 911 miles to 1136 miles with an average distance of 1057 miles. Thanks for QSO's, 72/73, Walt

Rig was FT-857 at 5w to Inv vee up about 35 ft. 40m only for me. My S8 noise was there at first but N0TA and W5QLF were able to punch through. It then went away for a few min. I called and logged W0ITT KFØN N4SO. Then it returned. Someone was answering a CQ when it came back and I could not copy through the noise. Sorry I could not pull you out. After that I shut down. No fun with all that noise. Thanks for the Q's! Next month I should be at another site and hopefully will be without the noise. 73 de dave, ab9ca/7

K3/10 @ 5W to a 40M extended double Zepp. Nothing heard on 20 - 4 QSOs each on 40 and 80M.  40M seemed long. Best signals:  40M - WB9HFK, 80M - NØTA. Quit early but had fun.

Lots of work to get 80m module for ATS3 TO WORK and ONLY made 1 Q (on that band). TUNED up and down but did not find many stations. Maybe in June things will be better -  next Monday night available. Mark

First try. Not too good but still had fun. Will try again.

Good to work so many station on 40 (six total). 80 was pretty bad in my neck of the woods, only one contact. Lots of TS crashes. Sure sign spring is on the way! 72's Scott

Six on 40m, 4 on 80m. Thanks for the Q's.

Next Sprint, looking forward to DST and getting on 40m one hour earlier. 40m QCX - 3w - 40m dipole. Jody - K3JZD

QCX-40 and LiPO battery to black, after-dark-only 4-BTV: We certainly had a nice evening on 40 meters without the wicked QSB tonight. Signals were good (that is, except mine) and ran into a few ops I've not heard in a long time. Big signal heard here in FL this evening was KA4FDM in MD who was booming in as if he was next door.  Nice to hear N3FCS again.  Always fun to connect with K3JZD & KB1M. What a great hobby and a fun 40 minutes.  72 ... Don