Eleventh Internet SprINT Results
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Mon Dec 9 23:39:49 EST 1996
Eleventh Internet SprINT results
by N6TR and K2MM
Well, all good things are worth waiting for. So, this must be a good
thing! The eleventh (wow) Internet SprINT was held back in August. We
apologize for the delay in getting the results out - but at least they
are done before the next SprINT. In case you missed the announcement,
the next SprINT is coming on December 22nd UTC at 0200Z. We will use
80 and 40 meters this time.
There was an interesting event on the power grid about 3 hours before
the contest. In Oregon, the lights dimmed for a second, but in many
other places on the west coast, the lights went out for several hours.
This might have had an impact on the activity. It certainly confused
K2MM and AE0M who both tried to turn the event in to Field Day. More
on that later on in our report.
Finally - we get to answer the question that has been burning in many
people's minds: "Who came in second?" NJ2L and N5RZ tried to keep up
with N6TR, but after one lap, they threw in the towel, leaving Tree
in position to win by a whopping 49 QSOs. Not much suspense here.
However, it was a different story in the race for second place. There
were a large number of stations fighting it out for second place with
claimed scores between 100 and 106. When the smoke finally cleared in
the log checking room, Derek - AA5BT, squeeked through with the second
highest score with 98 QSOs.
After Derek, we have a tie between W6RGG and WB5B. There is a nice horse
race graph showing the competition between these 3 stations. Finally,
another tie at 93 between WD0T and W7ZRC rounded out the top six scores.
Activity was slow coming to 40 meters, with the activity there pretty
sparse until 90 minutes into the contest. As a result, more than two
thirds of all the QSOs were made on 20 meters.
Overall, activity was down as well. The total number QSOs detected
nearly matched the low mark set in October 1993. However, through
the careful work of Mr. LogZap, a new high in the percentage QSOs
matched was acheived: 95.3 percent! Good work John!!!
Congratulations to our two Golden Log winners!! Dick Norton, N6AA
made 13 QSOs without any score reductions. N0AT also had a perfect
log with one QSO!
Hope we have a replay of last December's SprINT. It was the biggest
ever by a LARGE margin. Don't miss it!!!
Internet SprINT Participation Statistics
Date 9608 9604 9512 9507 9504 9501 9407 9404 9401 9310 9305
Logs Sub'd 39 37 49 33 32 29 45 29 30 26 29
Calls Found 63 62 76 82 50 64 88 54 55 47 74
20m QSOs 1587 1915 0 2871 967 0 3258 1457 2170 1552 2471
40m QSOs 717 1772 2518 587 1629 2115 247 1081 758 574 2
80m QSOs 0 0 2080 0 0 619 0 0 0 0 0
QSOs NoMatch 108 235 368 488 328 348 461 144 156 214 391
QSOs Matched 2194 3452 4230 2970 2268 2386 3044 2394 2772 1912 2082
Total QSOs 2302 3687 4598 3458 2596 2734 3505 2538 2928 2126 2473
Pct. Matched 95.3 93.6 92.0 85.9 87.4 87.3 86.8 94.3 94.7 89.9 84.2
#OK = your score
#NG = contacts not credited
RXNG = you busted the call/number/name of the station you worked
TXNG = the station you worked busted your call/number/name
DUPE = you worked the same station within 3 previous non-dupes
BCHG = total number of band changes
CALL #OK #NG RXNG TXNG DUPE BCHG ACC'Y (each * is 1% over 80%)
n6tr 147 23 7 15 2 13 86.5 ******
aa5bt 98 5 1 4 0 1 95.1 ***************
w6rgg 96 4 0 4 0 3 96.0 ****************
wb5b 96 7 3 4 0 3 93.2 *************
w7zrc 93 10 2 7 1 1 90.3 **********
wd0t 93 13 4 9 1 7 87.7 *******
kb0ihm 89 3 1 1 1 1 96.7 ****************
w5nn (kb5yvt) 85 16 8 3 5 3 84.2 ****
n5fg (wq5l) 84 8 4 4 0 1 91.3 ***********
aa3b 83 1 0 1 0 3 98.8 ******************
w6ems 81 15 3 11 1 5 84.4 ****
n1ee 78 8 0 8 0 3 90.7 **********
ae0m 77 14 4 8 2 3 84.6 ****
wa7uvj 70 9 4 5 0 3 88.6 ********
k0deq 61 20 16 5 0 1 75.3
k5go 59 10 6 4 0 0 85.5 *****
k9bg 56 4 2 2 0 3 93.3 *************
wb0ola 54 10 5 5 0 1 84.4 ****
n4zr 53 2 2 0 0 0 96.4 ****************
k2mm 49 10 6 4 0 3 83.1 ***
k1iu 48 6 1 2 4 1 88.9 ********
n5rz 48 7 2 5 0 0 87.3 *******
n4yos 44 4 2 0 2 1 91.7 ***********
nj2l 44 6 3 3 0 0 88.0 ********
aa9jy 33 16 13 4 2 1 67.3
n0dh 28 4 4 0 0 1 87.5 *******
wa7bnm 18 2 2 0 0 1 90.0 **********
n6aa 13 0 0 0 0 0 100.0 ********************
ad4vh 13 3 1 1 1 1 81.2 *
wo1n 13 13 10 2 2 1 50.0
w8dn 12 1 1 0 0 0 92.3 ************
wa2srq 11 1 0 1 0 0 91.7 ***********
kk9w 10 2 1 1 0 0 83.3 ***
n6ig 10 2 0 2 0 1 83.3 ***
k5zd 8 1 1 0 0 0 88.9 ********
w6oat 5 1 1 0 0 0 83.3 ***
n0at 1 0 0 0 0 0 100.0 ********************
ki4hn 1 2 2 0 0 0 33.3
wa2lcc -17 17 0 0 0 0 0.0 No log
wa0i -39 39 0 0 0 0 0.0 No log
nv6o (+nb6g) -934 1011 4 7 1 1 85.7 ***** Multi-op penalty
#OK + #NG is the raw claimed score. #NG is the number of busted contacts.
Some contacts may be busted for more than one reason, so RXNG + TXNG + DUPE
may be greater than #NG. Stations making more than 10 QSOs who did not
submit a log were penalized one point per unreported QSO!
All entrants' graded logs have been sent to them via e-mail. These logs, as
well as this and past results, are available via anonymous FTP:
ftp://jzap.com/pub/int/YYMM-log.zip (YYMM = 9608)
THIS RUNNING'S HORSERACE GRAPH
This graph shows the race between AA5BT, W6RGG, and WB5B minute by
minute. The x-axis is a constant rate of 90 QSOs per two hours. Each
line above/below the x-axis is one valid QSO more/less than that rate.
Call: AA5BT W6RGG WB5B (tie)
Sign: a g b #
0100 0110 0120 0130 0140 0150 0200
| | | | | | |
All Qs on 20m | | ggg ggg | |
| | g | gg g |g gggg | g gg# | |
| | gg ggggggg #g ggg ggg | a #gggg gg gg 51
| |gg | a aa | a a |aaa aa ga ggaa 50
| ggg |a a aa|aa a aa a aaa | a aaa |
| g | aa aa a a aa| | aa |
| ##gg | aaa a | | | | |
### aaaaaaaa | | | | |
|b bb bbb bb | bb |bb bbbbbbb bb bb| |
| b b | b | bb bb bb | bbb bbbbb|
| | b bb| b | | | bb b 42
| | bbbb bbbb | | | |
| | | | | | |
0200 0210 0220 0230 0240 0250 0300
| | | | | | |
| | | | a| | a|
| a | a a| | aa a | a 98
| aaaaaaa aa aa a aa |aa aa |a a | a aaaa#|
g #aaag | a | a a a aa aa | a aa |a aa#### # 96
a## ggg gg| | a | | aaaaa # |
| gg | | | g |### |
| | g | | ggg g#ggb### |
| | g g | g |gg gggg | gb bb | |
| | g gggggg gggg ggg gg |b | |
| b b|bbb b b| b b bbbb b | | |
| b bb b b bb bbbbbbb bb| bb | | |
bbb b | | | | | |
| | | | | | |
222222222222222222222222222222| | | | aa5bt
| | | 444444444444444444444444444444| band
| | | | | | |
222222222222222 222 | | | | w6rgg
| | 444 |444444444444444444444444444444444444444| band
| | | | | | |
222222222222222 2222222222222222222 | | | wb5b
| | 444 | | 44444444444444444444444| band
ANYONE GOT A LIGHT?
> [John/K2MM] This running really SUCKED! And I mean BIG-TIME! For most
> of you, it was horrible propagation. Yes, the bands were rotten here too,
> but the big West Coast power failure made it even worse. In an effort to
> turn disadvantage into opportunity, I decide to park my car outside the
> shack window and use it to power my TS-440. No need for a computer; this
> contest makes logging by hand easy. With 10 minutes to go and the keyer
> almost wired in, the power comes back on. Oh well, back to Plan A, except
> preparing the computer set-up takes a half hour, and struggling to find a
> TR-Log version that doesn't crash sure doesn't help!
> [Eric/K6GV/NV6O] Saturday was also the day of the annual River City
> Contesters BBQ at AB6LJ's in Elk Grove CA. When the Left Coast power
> failure hit, W6GO's home computer alarm system called his cell phone and
> the synthesized voice said "Power Off". Hmmm, the power was still on in
> Elk Grove. "An advantage", I thought (hehehehe).
> [Tony/AE0M] At 4 PM, power fails. We make some calls and find it is
> another rolling mega-outage plaguing the entire Left Coast grid. Quickly
> I jump in the car to get gas for the Field Day generator. Returning with
> 20 minutes to go, as I pull in the drive, I see the power has come back
> on! Oh well, I'll need the gas for the CQP this Fall anyway.
CONDITIONS DID WHAT?
> [Jim/K4MA/KI4HN] Got started late... Conditions sucked as usual with a
> vertical. Never heard anyone on 40M.
You didn't need a vertical to have sucky conditions this time!
> [Ray/WQ5L/N5FG] Twenty sucked major wind. W7ZRC loud, N6TR semi-loud and
> seemingly everywhere at once, WA7UVJ & N0DH semi-loud, the 1s/6s/0s weak.
> [Steve/K6AW/W6EMS] Didn't have much for propagation this time, so not up
> there score-wise. I didn't work many CA stations, except for someone who
> sent me CA CA. Until conditions improve, can we do this once a month?
> [Pete/N4ZR] What a disaster! QRN was really bad, never heard any INT
> signals on 40, and most 20-meter sigs were mediocre, with the loudest West
> Coaster being W7ZRC, followed by N6TR (sorry Tree). Quit after a little
> over an hour and went to bed.
> [Gator/N5RZ] Condx really stunk from here. Static crashes were about
> s7-8 to start & got louder. 40M was worthless with 40-50 over crashes.
> Loud sigs were NJ2L, W6RGG, N4ZR & AD4VH.
> [Eric/K6GV/NV6O] Bands were watery, it felt like the power outage took
> half the SprINTer's with it!! Loud: AA5BT, AA9JY/M (cool!), K5GO.
> [Todd/WD0T] 20m was REAL poor here in S.D. with weak signals and real
> long skip. 40m much better than 20, however. Best sigs heard, WO1N,
> W7ZRC, N5FG and K9BG.
> [Mike/K5NZ/KB5YVT/W5NN] Real loud guys: N6TR AA3B N1EE/6 W7ZRC K9BG.
> [Ken/WO1N] Loud here on east coast were W7ZRC, WD0T, N6TR and N1EE/6.
> [Jim/WB0OLA] Big sig's here, W7ZRC and N6TR.
> [Bruce/WA7BNM] First time ever in SprINT. Was pleasantly surprised to
> find that many participants adjusted their code speed to that being sent
> by the other station. I expected that this would be a take no prisoners,
> peddle-to-the-metal, affair. Although my code abilities have improved, I
> need about an hour to warm up -- a problem with this contest.
You mean they didn't use a database to do this automatically???
> [Mike/W8DN] First attempt at IntSprint and first time in a contest in
> several years. It was a blast but a little warm up beforehand is in order
> for this OT.
Shall we tell Mike that this contest is just a warmup for the "BIG"
sprint?? - Naw!!
> [Jerry/K9BG] I discovered, too late, alas, that marking the dupes in the
> log sure helped validate who was good and who wasn't. This is my first
> entry in this madness... thanks for the confusing, but fun, good time!
The SprINT is a lot like dating - you can have a great time and be totally
confusd at the same time.
> [Jerry/K9BG] My first experience with this perpetually permutating name
> swap... What fiendish mind thought this one up?? Bah! Humbug!
Why - thank you!! John did it (or did I swap names before I wrote that?).
> [Bill/K0DEQ] This was my first effort at this contest. I had a lot of
> fun and hope to participate in future sprints.
> [Mike/N7WA/WA7UVJ] My first Internet Sprint - ye Gads!
> [Eric/K6GV/NV6O] I finally cheated in SprINT, but for a good reason.
> Dave/NB6G wanted training, so I trained him. It was worth it watching his
> face when I explained the rules. He will be a force in upcoming SprINTs.
> Uhoh, there is no multi-op category in this thing. I will accept my fate.
Very stoic of you, Eric. Tell ya what... if you promise to never sign
NV6O/N4BO again, we'll let you get away with just one 1000-point penalty :-)
ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?
> [Bob/W6RGG] The dates on the log are wrong, and the score sucks...
Yeah. Two Qs out of second place. Just horrible, Bob!
> [Ken/WO1N] What can I say? 26Q's in 2hrs. I s*ck.
Naw - according to all the other comments, the bands did the sucking.
> [Dave/K0RX/KK9W] I only got to operate 10 minutes this time. Next time
> I'll get it on the calendar earlier.
December 22nd (21st local) - 0200Z on 80/40.
> [Dean/AA9JY] Some contest exchanges are boring but this one keeps you on
> your toes. I was mobile and keeping a paper log in the dark with lots of
> biting bugs sure make you appriciate operating indoors.
Maybe next time you should try an electronic keyer.
> [Jim/N6IG] Live and direct from "no antenna land" with the 20 meter
> inverted vee and 40 meter vertical...
Well - at least you had power Jim!
The following two "excuses" are obvious attempts to cover up the fact
that these gentleman just couldn't handle falling hopelessly behind after
only 50 minutes.
> [Rus/NJ2L] Got the tribander at 50 feet on my new 105-foot tower, thanks
> to my father-in-law (my ground crew). First antenna on the tower.
> Unfortunately, I didn't have time to fix and pull up the 40-meter dipole!
> I operated for 52 minutes, then went back to watching the movie.
> [Gator/N5RZ] Had a nasty sandstorm blow through about 0150Z, hence the
> new name (STORM) I gave out on my last QSO. Turned into a spectacular
> thunderstorm which dropped about an inch of badly needed rain. After the
> thinking about money I just spent to repair FT1000D damage from static
> discharge, it was easy to diconnect the radio and forego this contest!!
Well - maybe you sent Storm at the end, and maybe you didn't. Here are
the last three QSOs from your log:
20 0152 n5rz 53 ted tx ae0m 41 rod ca -ok-
20 0152 ae0m 41 rod ca n5rz 53 ted tx
This is what a normal QSO looks like - you sent Ted to AE0M and
got Rod back from him.
20 0154 n5rz 54 rod tx nv6o 34 tar ca -NG-
20 0154 nv6o 34 tar ca n5rz 54 storm tx
This is an interesting QSO, you claimed to have sent Rod to NV6O,
but somehow he copied Storm instead...
20 0155 n5rz 55 storm tx w6oat 4 stan ca -NG- ChgTxName
20 0155 w6oat 4 stan ca n5rz 55 tar tx
Here is where you claimed to have sent Storm instead of Tar, but
W6OAT corrected your mistake, and copied Tar instead.
> [Jim/WB0OLA] Another humbling experience at the hands of the Internet
> Sprint. This time 64 qso's, up from 63 last time. Now the big question
> will be how many q's I loose due to inaccuracy, hope to see that
> percentage improve...
Sorry, Jim, your accuracy went down :-( If it's any consolation, your bust
rate increase came entirely from TXNG, mistakes made by stations miscopying
you. Considering conditions, I'd call this running's score an improvement!
CALL #OK #NG RXNG TXNG DUPE BCHG ACC'Y (each * is 1% over 80%)
9608: wb0ola 54 10 5 5 0 1 84.4 ****
9604: wb0ola 57 6 5 1 0 1 90.5 **********
> [Rod/W7ZRC] Love this contest! Am slowly increasing my score.
Eat more of them chili stuffed famous potatoes!!
> [Mike/K5NZ/KB5YVT/W5NN] Worked all day to finish a 6 month antenna
> project and was on the air with more than wires for the first time from my
> home QTH. KT34XA at 96ft! What a difference!!!
> [Mike/W4EF/AD4VH] Here is the sprINT log you were after. I finally found
> the scrap of paper it was scribbled on - almost gave up on it - grin grin.
> [Eric/K6GV/NV6O] The name variety was amazing this time.
> [Jerry/K9BG] Varina? Awfully suggestive.. maybe an edited name?!
> [Jim/K4MA/KI4HN] Started with a name of Varina (last half of my home QTH,
Gee, Jim, if Jerry thought VARINA was suggestive, you'd better not start the
next running with FUQUAY!
> [Dave/K0RX/KK9W] Hope you guys had as much fun with the name Macarena as
> the people around here do with the dance that goes with it!
> [Gator/N5RZ] Even though I was going to be a jerk & start out with a
> challenging name (ISAIAH), the joke backfired as I got stuck on the
> receiving end of the TENENTE mutations. Those damn dits were too much of
> a pain, so I finally started changing them to Bud!
This Bud's for your!
> [Steve/K6AW/W6EMS] Started with EXTQO, never heard it come back.
It wound its way slowly to Ed/K2SQ/WA2SRQ who closed with it. So next time
you can start with EXEMS :-) (or better yet - MERRYEXEMS).
WHAT OTHER CONTEST???
> [Ray/WQ5L/N5FG] The whole east coast was just not there. Maybe they were
> all in the WAE contest.
I thought the power failure was on the west coast.
> [Steve/K6AW/W6EMS] Worked K0EJ only to find out he was not in the SprINT
> but in WAE.
> [Randy/K5ZD] Too boring to continue. Went back to WAE.
> [Bob/W6RGG] Next time, please not on same weekend as the WAE.
You have to understand the complicated process used to select the
SprINT dates. The person who complained the most about the date
of the previous contest gets to pick the date of the next one.
The next one was supposed to be picked by KM9P - but he got beat out
by N5KO - but since Trey picked the right weekend, it doesn't matter.
I can't be helped if the DARC schedules their event on the same weekend
as the SprINT.
For an explanation of the symbols, see the Reader's Guide to SprINT Name
Traces at the end of this report. Enjoy.
k0deq 1 bill ===========================================
. . . bill ======================================k5zd.
wa0i 40 bill ======-==-============wo1n-ok1kz?
nv6o 1 bo +wa2srq
w6rgg 1 bob =====================================-=-===
. . . bob wa7uvj-ad4tu?
wb5b 1 bob ==========-========k9bg-k5qxx#
k6sti 1 brian ===ae0m+nj2l
wa7bnm 1 bruce ==nj2l.
aa3b 1 bud =n5rz=
ae0m 3 bub ==wa7uvj=
n5fg 8 bob ===========-?-====-======================ae0m-wa0i?
n0dh 1 dave ==w6oat.
aa9jy 1 dean =
k0deq 5 dena =
n6tr 15 dina =====k0deq-wa0i=
nv6o 20 bina ==wa7uvj=
k0deq 19 dina =
ae0m 31 bina ==w6ems=
k5go 38 dina =========w5nn-wa2lcc#
aa9jy 18 scott =====-===n1ee+aa3b
kb0muw 19 dennis =======wd0t-ct1boh#
n6aa 10 tenente ===n5rz
n5rz 32 bud ===========================================
. . . bud =-=====w7zrc=
wo1n 18 bad ==========w7zrc=
wa7bnm 16 bud ==wb5b=
ae0m 80 bub =
w7zrc 93 bud ====kb0ihm-k0ej#
aa5bt 1 derek ==n1ee-wa0i=
nv6o 9 scott ==-=============n6aa.
n6aa 1 dick ==================================-=wa7uvj=
aa9jy 33 bick =ae0m=
wb5b 66 dick =n6tr=
k0deq 56 tenant -wa0i=
n1ee 62 tennant ==w6ems=
wd0t 77 tennat =
n4yos 34 tenant ========wd0t=
w5nn 84 tenent =wb0ola=
n6tr 148 tenet =
wa7bnm 17 bent =============n5fg.
wa7uvj 1 dink =
k0deq 4 dider =
aa9jy 2 dinda ==kk9w+nv6o
wa2srq 1 ed ======wd0t=
n5rz 8 id ===========================================
. . . id =====================nv6o-wa0i=
wd0t 97 tad =aa3b=
aa9jy 47 trd ===aa3b.
nv6o 2 ed *=====ae0m+wb0ola
w6ems 1 extqo ==========wa2srq.
n6ig 1 imo ===-====wa7bnm.
n6ip 1 imo ===-====wa7bnm.
n5rz 1 isaiah =aa3b-ct1boh#
wb5b 3 tenente =wa2srq=
w5nn 7 tenen ===ae0m=
wb0ola 6 tenent =
w7zrc 13 tenant ==n6tr=
n5rz 18 teant
n5rz 19 bud ==========n6aa-ct1boh=
ae0m 25 tenent =n5rz
n5rz 33 bud =====wd0t=
wo1n 10 dud =
n6tr 67 bud ====================ad4vh.
k1iu 1 jeff ====-==========================n6tr-wa2lcc#
w5nn 49 scott ========-===========================w6rgg.
wb0ola 20 jeff *======-===========================-===========kb0ihm.
k9bg 1 jerry ======w6ems-kb0muw?
wb0ola 1 jim ===========================-===============
. . . jim ============-==============n6ig.
k8jp 1 joe ==n1ee=
aa5bt 90 jeff ===============ae0m.
wo1n 1 ken ========-==============-===================
. . . ken =========wd0t-wa0i?
ae0m 9 ken *=================nj2l=
n6tr 54 ten =======================w6rgg=
k5go 69 gap =====n0at.
k5qxx 1 lew =-==========n1ee=
w5nn 38 ca ===============ki4hn.
w6grr 1 lou ==-==wb5b=
n6tr 127 id ===================nv6o.
w6grr 3 lou ====================wd0t-wa0i=
n4yos 42 louis -===k2mm.
w6nbd 121 mac =========n5rz=
ad4vh 8 mack =n6tr=
w5nn 44 mark ===================w7zrc=
k0deq 51 mard ========wb5b-w6grr#
kk9w 1 macarena =k9bg=
k0deq 2 macarda -wa0i=
n1ee 4 mac =============================aa9jy-wa2lcc#
n1ee 44 scott +ae0m
k0ej 1 mark ========n4yos.
ad4vh 1 mike ================-===-======================
. . . mike =========-=====wb5b-k8jp?
w8dn 1 mike ======================-==n5rz-w6nbd?
n1ee 45 mike *=======-===n0dh-wa0i=
w6ems 60 randy ================-==========================n6tr.
kb0ihm 1 pat ========================k0deq-wa0i?
k5qxx 4 pat =======-=======-=========w7zrc-kb8zyy?
ad4tu 1 pete ====-=======-=====n1ee=
wo1n 19 peter -a5bip#
n4zr 1 pete =wd0t=
n4yos 2 peter =====wd0t=
wo1n 3 geter =====================wb5b=
n6tr 49 gator =========nv6o-wa0i?
wa0i 1 randy ===w5nn-ct1boh#
n5rz 12 tenente ==n5fg=
wo1n 4 tenete =
w5nn 18 tenene =====w6ems=
w5nn 25 tenent =ae0m-ct1boh# (Seems only fair that he got it back).
wa0i 18 randy =========-=================-=========aa9jy.
n5fg 1 ray ========n6tr=
nj2l 10 roy =kk9w.
wa0i 37 ray ==n6tr=
w6ems 77 rany =
wd0t 83 ray ===========================-===w6ems.
kb8zyy 78 ray ===n6tr=
wd0t 81 way =aa5bt=
nv6o 65 lew ==================wb0ola-wa0i?
w7zrc 1 rod ===============-=====-=========n5rz=
nv6o 35 storm =======aa9jy=
nv6o 46 storn =
wb5b 56 storm ===n6tr=
w5nn 63 storg ===n4zr.
n0at 1 ron ============k1iu=
k2mm 49 varina ============w7zrc.
nj2l 1 rus ====w7zrc=
wo1n 2 rens =============w6rgg=
aa9jy 11 rena =
w6ems 27 rens ========wb0ola+n5rz
wa0i 33 russ ======-==========wd0t.
ah6ip 59 russ ============k0deq.
w5nn 101 russ *=wa7uvj.
w6oat 1 rusty ===wb5b-k5qxx#
n1ee 1 scott ========n1ee=
k5go 12 strott ==-===========n5rz
n5rz 31 scott ===========aa5bt=
ki4hn 2 bob ====-===============================n0dh.
wa2lcc 1 scott ====-===================================-==
. . . scott ================k1iu.
w5nn 1 slugo =================aa5bt-k6sti=
k0deq 14 selgo =w6rgg=
k5go 26 sligo ========w8dn.
k5go 1 stan ========================================n5rz.
ae0m 18 tad *========================ae0m=
k0deq 26 tar -==n5rz
n5rz 55 storm =
w6oat 5 tar =====-====k5go.
ct1boh 1 tenente ===n6tr=
wb5b 6 tenent ==============n6tr=
k5go 28 tenrt =====w7zrc=
n4zr 26 tenant =================k0deq=
k2mm 31 tenart =aa5bt=
ae0m 57 ten ====================-====n6ig=
n5fg 85 ted =======k9bg.
wd0t 1 todd ======k0deq-k5qxx#
k9bg 23 lew ===========================================
. . . lew ====-========wb5b.
In this next name trace, Jose had to try twice to change the name to
Tenente (a military rank). He intejected this name seven times, and
it never made it without some changes.
n4yos 1 tom ====wb5b-ct1boh=
w5nn 5 jose =====n5rz-ct1boh=
wd0t 14 tenen =
k1iu 5 tenten ==ae0m=
k5go 21 ten ===================wa7uvj=
k0deq 23 ted ========================-===-=========aa3b-ah6ip#
wo1n 20 russ ===============wb0ola.
ae0m 1 tony ========nv6o-wa0i=
n6tr 21 tad ===-================w7zrc=
n5fg 31 tod =
wo1n 12 tad ===============k1iu=
wb0ola 45 ted ======w6ems-k0ej#
k1iu 50 mark =====w5nn=wd0t?
kk9w 12 tony *===============================-=====w5nn-w6grr#
n6tr 1 tree ===================-===============-=======
. . . tree ============-=========n6tr-wa2lcc=
aa5bt 66 pee =======wd0t=
n0dh 25 pete ===========w6ems=
wd0t 90 scott =======k1iu-k0ej#
kb0ihm 88 mark =======aa5bt.
ki4hn 1 varina =============================nv6o=
wa7uvj 57 varian =k9bg=
n0dh 29 varina ===n6tr-wa0i?
n1ee 50 varina *===================-==============w5nn.
k2mm 1 zap ============================n6tr=
k0deq 30 gap =======================-=====k0deq-wa2lcc#
k5zd 1 zenon ==============n4yos-wa0i=
wb0ola 64 ted =n1ee.
READER'S GUIDE TO SPRINT NAME TRACES
wa1mug 1 john ==w1ua=
kz4h 8 jon ===-===w6go.
WA1MUG started with the name John. The first station he worked got the name
OK, then passed it to W1UA. The name John showed up OK in all three logs.
W1UA then worked KZ4H who recorded Jon in his log. Either W1UA mis-sent the
name or KZ4H mis-copied or mis-logged the name on his QSO #7. KZ4H then
passed Jon along to the next station he worked with his QSO #8.
Jon survived until W6GO copied it on his last QSO. It showed up in the logs
of all stations in between, except for one station who did not send one in.
wb2oeu 1 fred =====-=====-=====wb2rkk-wb2woi=
wa2uwa 17 stinky -===-========-?-=========wa2eah-wa2ccf?
WB2OEU started with Fred which showed up OK in WB2RKK's log. RKK then
worked WB2WOI who did not send in a log. But WOI's next QSO# was found in
WA2UWA's log, and UWA recorded Stinky. The error may have occurred anywhere
between RKK sending and UWA receiving.
UWA then passed Stinky with his QSO #17, and Stinky eventually made it into
WA2EAH's enormous log. EAH then worked WA2CCF, who did not send in a log,
and the trace was lost. Along the way, the name passed through at least two
consecutive stations who did not send in logs. This made manual suturing of
the traces necessary.
k2kir 1 howie =========wa2spl=
w2mta 20 bill =========w2fr
w2fr 30 dill =========wb2drw.
K2KIR started with Howie. WA2SPL said he copied and sent Howie, but W2MTA
said he copied Sowie. MTA's log also said he found Sowie offensive, so he
changed it to Bill before sending it with his QSO #20. W2FR copied Bill OK,
but his log said he's always had trouble sending Bill, so he changed it to
Dill before passing it on with his #30.
k1znd 12 dave *========wa1hco-wa1iqj#
wa1pid 73 don ==========================wb2fzo+k2eiu/5
K1ZND worked someone on his QSO #11 who sent him Dave -- or so he thought.
The other station didn't think the QSO complete, and so continued by sending
Dave on his next QSO without putting ZND in his log. Meanwhile, ZND
blissfully passed on the freshly cloned Dave with his #12.
Dave made it OK to WA1HCO who passed it to WA1IQJ. But IQJ was cluelessly
sending Don to everybody, including the next station he worked, WA1PID.
This Don survived until he got to WB2FZO. FZO thought he passed Don to
K2EIU/5, but EIU was really working someone else, so Don fell on the floor.
73, Tree and John.
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