Our 2-hour Straight Key Sprint will take place from 0000 utc to 0200 utc
Wednesday February 22, 2016
KS8KCC No. 16000 will be our Bonus Station.
KS8KCC will be a multimulti station operating from Michigan, giving many of us the opportunity to LOG this month's Bonus !
Have FUN !
Mark your calendar.......
Wednesday 0000 UTC - 0200 UTC translates to Tuesday evening !
See You all then!
A friendly reminder...Spotting is NOT allowed during SKS...Thanks!
Rich - 8699S, SKS Manager
|AK: 2 / 10||AL: 1 / 21||AR: 1 / 20||AZ: 1 / 5||BC: 3 / 21|
|CA: 3 / 11||FL: 2 / 19||GA: 1 / 7||IL: 4 / 88||IN: 1 / 4|
|KY: 1 / 34||LA: 1 / 2||MA: 4 / 42||MD: 3 / 78||ME: 1 / 12|
|MI: 2 / 129||MN: 1 / 9||MO: 7 / 81||MS: 1 / 8||NB: 1 / 5|
|NC: 1 / 13||NJ: 3 / 45||NV: 1 / 35||NY: 3 / 17||OH: 7 / 144|
|OR: 2 / 19||PA: 5 / 120||SC: 1 / 3||SD: 1 / 11||SK: 1 / 4|
|TN: 3 / 63||TX: 7 / 51||VA: 3 / 31||WA: 2 / 13||WI: 3 / 35|
|WV: 3 / 40|
Have company who kindly let me come make a few contacts with my new homebrew cootie. TNX to those who were able to copy me! ;-) See you in the March WES (with a new callsign). 73 from the WV Appalachians.
SURE did try...HERD several contact on 20M was five
LOGGED : VE7HI K3WW W8BFX WL7WH WD5ABC (founder skcc #12) TNX ALL AA6AC Bob CA 6276S..
Hello everyone. Not too bad band conditions. East Coast was booming here in the first hour. Second hour the midwest finally came around. Thanks and see you next month..(Don't forget WIQSO party March 12) Don
Participated for last 45 minutes or so, 80 meters only. Rig
MFJ9296 at 4.5 Watts. Knew it would be fun when my first QSO was with KS8KCC... bonus QSO out of the way! 80 meters is my favorite band these days, and about the only band I have for operating when I get the chance late in the evening, 73 to all and cu next month. Peter
20M was pretty good for the first hour. I went down to 40M for a couple and 80M for a couple of more, then returned to 40M to finish up. Conditions were reasonably good in the west. AL7RS, KL3W, and WL7WH were found on 20M. A couple of non-member QSO's were interesting. Larry, VE7ZEN, was operating from his sailboat off Vancouver and Jeff, WA7MLH, was running 1 watt from Oregon. I found KS8KCC on two bands. I wonder if his wife is "dot?"
Very enjoyable sprint, worked 20, 40, es 80 meters. Tnx for the QSO's, CU next sprint.
The bands seemed pretty well behaved this evening, with 40 meters getting pretty long near the end of the event. Jody - K3JZD
Nice to work some SK guys after long weekend of computer CW.
20M dead ... 40 and 80 pretty fair. Stayed on 40.
FT-450-D @20Watts to 50' wire running NE/SW atop 4' wooden fence. Czech Army key.
15 watts into dipole on 80 and 40, vertical on 20.
Thanks to KS8KCC for bonus points.
First time to play with the 2 hour Sprint. Mostly hunting others, but did call CQ a couple times. This could be good contest practice, but mostly just plain fun. Thanks to all who copied my fist. 73 Jim K5TSK
Only about an hour to operate. Sat on 40M, not much activity! Always fun!
I only worked 40m and 80m. 40M was good during the day, but died about an hour before the beginning of SKS. Condx were not good on after that on 40M or 80M. I guess that means that I have to try harder.
Nice to work KS8KCC on 80 & 160... Mark KI0I I heard you on 160 but the noise level here tonight was S-9 ..wish we could have worked you too. Thanks for a fun two hours ..weather has been warm up here on Lake Erie with foggy mornings...picture is the Lorain Lighthouse on Lake Erie ..73's to all Larry
Just S & P for me tonight. Glad to see activity on 160 meters. I'll be listening there again. 73 to all and CUL
Fun working Ted and the boys on 4 bands. Thanks for the Q's. 73, Tim
Missouri and Wisconsin were popular tonight for me thanks!
Nice sprint this month. 1/2 hr. overlap with NAQCC Sprint. Good turnout for both sprints & good bands.
Rig: IC-7000 at 50w. into dipole up 25 ft. w/ straight key.
Well I did not get out in the garage till 00:30 and quit about 01:30. Fired up the FT-817 @ 5 watts and used the 80 meter inverted vee. Started on 40 meters and got 4 and dropped to 80 meters and got 2 more and ran out of steam! Thanks to Dit for the bonus station on both bands. Used my Viz Camel Back Straight key.
Missed the first hour but had fun anyway! Thanks everybody!
Many thanks for the calls , I know I missed some , QRN was pretty high here at times. But was a fun evening for me , best 73 to all . Don
Kept me fairly busy - 40M was good enough that I never changed bands. I worked a lot of great ops. Thanks to all that answered me. 73 Dave
Sandwiched a few SKS QSOs in between other stuff going on. Did well enough in a very limited time.
Was able to catch the last 30 minutes and 40m seemed alive, for once! Best, KF7DS Don
Much credit given to Chas/K3WW for the best ears around. The only one to hear me portable from Washington State running 1 watt from a fourth floor balcony of a hotel. Fun stuff
Just a few Q`s on 160m , It`d be nice if more folks looked at top band in these sprints.
Nice to hear a few old friends tonite.
Worked K0SKC Outlaw1 and Slim WA0BGV,Thanks Slim!
73 all , Mark KI0I Outlaw2
I had fun, 73 to everyone.
What great fun! Amazing to hear WL7WH blasting in at 599 on 20 after dark here. The Dit Dah CW Gang had a great time and thanks to all who worked us on 160m. K9TM worked us all four bands...great job!
Ops were K8AQM 20m/160m, W8MU 80m, K8KIC and KD8VSQ 40m.
Okay, not my most diligent effort... I was listening on 80 and happened across not one but two sprints going on this evening. Only heard one SKS call though. Practicing with my homebrew cootie key, if I get good enough with it I'll have an excuse to buy a fancy one. 73 and thanks for a fun event!
Only had last 30min to participate, but 80m was hopping here. Thanks to Outlaw K2HT Dick for finding me!
One of my better number of QSO's. 40M seemed great tonight, almost ever signal was 599 Plus. I also had good propagation MO tonight, or there were a lot more on from MO than normal! 73 all and thanks for another good time!
Didn't know SKS was tonite, until listening to my SDRPlay radio. Lots of action showed up on 80 meters. 73 Brian
I was able to work 45 minutes of the sprint but it was great to be back on the air with a working antenna. Thanks to the organizers for another fun sprint. Icom 7410 @ 75 watts to an 80 meter loop. The key tonight was an old Signal Electric. 73, Jim
Almost missed this one. Got in the last few minutes es worked KS8KCC on 2 bands.(80 es 160M) hihi Tnx Dit
Only got to work the second hour but had a good time. First SKS in quite a while!
Only operated the first hour and all on 40M. Tnx for the calls. I used a J-38 that I had just refurbished from a local Silent Key.
Kenwood TS-530S 100 watts, OCF Dipole at 45 ft, J-38, and K2RFP Logger.
Thanks for the 4 QSO's and your patience. My tuner kept cutting out and didn't like 40 and 80 for some reason. I hope to have things figured out for next time. 73 - Brian
Good conditions on 40m. TX Heathkit DX-40 at 40W output with VF-1 VFO. RX was IC-7410.
Bencher straight key and IC7000 to 3 band Vert.
Only worked 20M -even worked the bonus station!
Always enjoyable! CUL.
I had a great time. Hope to do it again next month
almost forgot the SKS had only a few minutes but I DID GET IN. dAVE
Operated QRP this time. Thanks to all who pulled me out with special thanks to Mark, KIØI for his extra effort to complete the contact. Good to hear activity on 160. Inverted L with 5 watts.
ONLY ON 20M WITH A DIPOLE IN THE ATTIC. 20M WAS NOT GREAT AND I HAVE A BAD COLD SO I WORKED JON K1NV IN NV AND CALLED IT QUITS.
I decided to use my NRR station for the SKS. Now that was 2 hours of pure WORK!! Finding a stn calling CQ and then zero beating the VFO. I found it much easier to try and hold a freq and call CQ myself. Started on 40 but went to 80 after about 50 minutes and did much better. I was finally getting into the swing of it when the clock ran out.
Rig is my Eico 720 along with a Halli HA-5 VFO @ 50 watts and the RX was a Drake 2-C. Ant was the 130' long CF Zepp.
Keys: 1915 Vibroplex and the WW2 German straight key I used as a novice.
Very enjoyable evening and a reminder of how easy we have it today with modern gear.
73 de West Virginia
I had CW beginners fright. I copied most call signs but just could not use the key for fear terrible mistakes. I did finally did make a QSO (mistakes included) with AA9K @ 0055Z. Hope to better next time, 73 Ross
Some FB SK sprinting! Thanks all for the QSO's Rig: Icom 718/100w to 80m End fed wire. Key: N3ZN ZN-HK serial no. 002
Spent an hour here on the SKS running 50 watts from my IC-7000 into a multi-band vertical and made 10 contacts. Then jumped over to the NAQCC sprint and made another 10 contacts there using 4 watts. Nice sprints.
Very much fun. 40m was in great shape. Picked up 9 new toward T. Thanks all.
Minor technical problems.
Wow! 40 and 80 were target rich environments. Thanks to all the ops and the organizers for another fun sprint! Snowstorm was blazing just after I started.
Had a great time.
Thank you to all who with their patience got me through the sprint with a few QSOs. Just got my 'new' FT 2000D on the air..... Only have a Dipole up. Worked 40 & 80. Did not hear any on 20. Maybe someday I will attempt to assemble my Titan DX I have had and never opened..... then maybe a few more will be heard! God Bless & 73
The rig this time was a Flex 3000 at 5w into a dipole at 30 ft, keyed by a Czech military key. I moved down to 80m this time, it was hopping tonight. Good thing, 20m was dead by the time I got on over half way through the sprint. Thanks for listening to my 5w peanut whistle, I'm always amazed how I can work all over the country on less power than a night light!
I hunted and pounced on 20, 40 & 80. Signals were good, with some QSB. I used the ICOM 7410 and my stealth dipole. The key was an old Speed-X.
Thanks for a fun hour. Dinner ran a bit late...