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Monday, September 13, 2021
Pretty good conditions on 40 and 80. Not much activity on 80 though. No activity heard on 20M. QSOs by band: 40M: 16. 80M: 4. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
40m seemed a little sparse this evening. After 20 minutes with no new Sprinters and having working all four stations heard, it is time to go dream about the old days, hi, hi. Thanks for the fun and nice contacts this evening. 72/73 .. Don
All 40m. K3, doublet, GenLog
Bands were very quiet even though we had a lightning storm and heavy rain at the beginning of the SP. To lighten the weight I stayed on 40 meters using only one band filter and had fairly good results in calling CQ SP as well as S & P operating. The following is a repeat from last month: Rig here is scaled down Steve Weber KD1JV designed ATS-3b with the case removed. Before I was running it with the fully enclosed case. Quite a bit lighter now. An Altoids tin weighs about 1.2 oz. and my case made of very thin 2 sided PCB weighs a little less than 0.6 oz. I removed the case and weighed the transceiver, 3 filters, ear bud, paddle and 25o mah LiPo battery. Antenna is a 160 meter horizontal loop at 30' fed with 50' 450 ohm open wire, balun and 25' of RG-58 coax. Thanks for all the contacts. 72' de Phil, K4PQC
Dialed my K2 down to 1W and made 2 contacts, thanks for the Q's, 73 ab9bz Dave
K3/10 @ 5W to a 40M extended double Zepp or a 40M dipole. Only 40 minutes this time. Local t-storm got way too close - not to mention the QRN. Best signals: 15M - NK6A, 40M - WK8S. Only three states. Oh well, there's always October. Had fun.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Bands of operation are 80 meters, 40 meters, 20 meters, 15 meters and 10 meters. You may operate any number of bands - your choice. Many Spartan Sprint operators gravitate to the QRP CW calling frequencies on these bands.
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- Your call sign
- Total number of contacts during Sprint
- The weight of your station (in pounds - includes all gear except antenna and feedline)
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