Our 2-hour Straight Key Sprint will take place from 0000 utc to 0200 utc
Wednesday March 22, 2016
Greg KE8CEW will be our Bonus Station.
KE8CEW 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
|AZ: 1 / 5||BC: 2 / 4||CA: 3 / 19||CO: 2 / 91||FL: 4 / 70|
|GA: 4 / 72||IL: 2 / 16||IN: 4 / 102||KS: 1 / 4||KY: 2 / 40|
|MA: 4 / 37||MB: 1 / 3||MD: 2 / 28||ME: 1 / 7||MI: 3 / 115|
|MO: 5 / 71||MS: 1 / 17||NC: 2 / 61||NH: 1 / 1||NJ: 3 / 78|
|NV: 1 / 38||NY: 2 / 41||OH: 6 / 60||OK: 1 / 10||OR: 1 / 7|
|PA: 1 / 65||SD: 1 / 9||TN: 3 / 58||TX: 6 / 135||UT: 1 / 17|
|VA: 2 / 44||VT: 1 / 9||WI: 1 / 4||WV: 4 / 73|
POOOOOR Prop from CA...Herd several but contact one K0RO...Herd KE8CEW 14.055 no joy.. few others no joy too...AA6AC CA Bob 6276S
Just a brief foray into the SKS. Good fun as usual. 72 to all. Peter
20 meters lasted well through the first hour, but folded around sunset. I tried 80 meters, but signals were still weak, so finished on 40 meters.
w6lfb in TX was only running 1/2 watt, but still 569 here in Nevada. Multipliers were scarce for me but it probably was just propagation.
The big signal of the night was from Nick, KC0MYW, in SD.
Haven't done an SKS for a while. Had a lot of fun hunting down stations. Worked on both 40M and 80M. Had a station refuse to work me on 40M because we had already worked on 80M. I would like to remind everyone that you can work the same station on more than one band unless it is otherwise stated for that event. Hope to work in the next SKS. 73s
Did not realize that KE8CEW was bonus station and lucked out by working him on 2 bands (guess I should read the rules HIHI) Thanks for the QSO's fun as always, C U next sprint.
One radio, one key, one handed this time. Good rates CQing, and found a few between CQs but never found the bonus station.
80 meters = S9 QRN + S9 signals. A real challenge. Still a lot of fun.
Tried 20M,but nothing heard, 80M had QRN but worked a couple, 40M was the best band.
40 and 80 meters seemed good. Made 22 QSOs with the QRP Plus. Thanks to all.
Glad to work all of you on sks. Now a days, I always give a listen on 160. Worked the bonus station twice; 80 and 160. 73 & BCNU
20m only tonight and limited time. Conditions were OK just not many to work. 73, Tim K9TM
Finally decent bands for this SKS, 40 & 80 were good here in WNY with a bit of QRN. Rig: IC-7000 at 50w. into dipole up 25 ft. w/ Navy key.
Lots of fun as always !
Another great evening of fun! W8MU on 20, NU8Z ana KE8CEW on 80, KD8VSQ and K8KIC on 40 and K8AQM on 160. Congrats to Art W2NRA who worked us on all 4 bands!
Missed the first hour due to severe storms locally, but 40M had many nice sigs west and south. Used my freshly upgraded old K2 and was amazed at how well it did, esp. with the new audio filter! K2 5watts to EEFHW at 30 ft, GHD cootie key. A recipe for fun!
This is the first time I submitted a,log for sks and worked more than 3 stations. I had fun, I'll do it again. Tnx skcc!
Fun SKS and conditions held up pretty good, great fun was had by all.
Got a late start and static crashes on 80 were brutal here. It was fun anyway. Thanks to all I worked.
I had a good time as always. My rig was my ICOM IC-746 operating on 40 and 80 meters using a 40 meter dipole and 80 meter delta loop. Used my homebrew straight key and Lionel bug. Was good to run into fellow Outlaw Mitch, NW0M on 80 meters. 73 all and cul....Bill Outlaw #3
40 worked well for me - not much action on 80 - one qso on 20. Nice to work the new members. 73 de N4ow AL
Had a great time as usual. Band conditions could have been better but it's still a lot of fun working any SKCC event. Running the KX3 at 75 watts to my 80 meter loop and pounding an old Signal Electric straight key tonight. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Jim
Lots of qrn but 80 meters was the band for qrp and 1 watt use. Worked KE8CEW and didn't realize he was the bonus, wheeee.......
Tnx fer the qsos. Ron.
I got one qso at the begining of the sprint
but had to stop for family stuff. Was able
to work the last 15 minutes though.
Used my TS-820 and my German Junker
key. 100w into the inverted V up 35ft.
all were on 40m. I had a great time! Thanks
to all. 73, John
Wow! QRN! (check out the S-meter in the photo --that is QRN). Most interesting RST I sent tonight was 389. I just spent a few minutes on 80M between traffic nets. Equipment: K3S, Alpha78 @800 watts, inverted vee @68', Begali Sculpture Swing sideswiper.
Bands were pretty good tonight, lots of activity. As usual I had a great time, thanks to all for the qso's.
Only operated the first hour and mainly on 40. Thanks to Outlaw Bill NØUMP for my last and lone Q on 80.
Kenwood TS-530S, J38, K2RFP logger.
Thanks for the sprint! CUL
Lots of QSB and weak signals but the bands seemed to be busy. Thanks for the qso's and hope to see you in the next one.73-Bob-W0YBS
Switched between 80 and 40. Fair conditions. Thanks everyone. 73.
I ONLY WORK 20M AND ONLY 4 QSO. RALPH K0RO WAS A
SOLID 579 AND BEFORE I COULD WORK HIM HE FADED AWAY. HOPE TO SPEND SOME TIME ON THE WES IN MARCH.
As always it was fun. Always great to QSO SKCC members. It was a thrill to work the Ke8CEW bonus station on 4 bands mostly by accident. I had a few household distractions here. Thank you everyone for the QSOs. 73 de Art W2NRA 11634Sx5
Stayed on 20 too long as it was quickly drying up. Did work K1NV and KE8CEW there before pulling up stakes and heading for 40. 40 was decent with the band filled with SKS ops. Worked the bonus station again on 40 and once again on 80. Didn't take the time to check 160 and I go there often!!
Rig: K Line to CF Zepp at 45'. Keys: German Junker & Vibroplex Champion.
Welcome to some of the newer SKS ops and the higher numbers I worked. They did a great job!
Enjoyed the 2 hours as always. 73, Dave
Wild night, thunderboomers all around, solid S9 QRN on 80 and just a little better on 40, with QSB tossed in for good measure. Good rough-copy practice, though.
Nights like tonight make us appreciate the quiet ones.
See y'all at next month's WES.
New home so station has been down for two month. This my first SKS in awhile. Nothing has changed my sending is still as bad as two months ago
Funny propagation tonight, I spent the first hour and 15 minutes on 20 meters and kept busy from here in Florida with QSO's to Canada, MA, CA, NV, MI, etc. Found KE8CEW on 20 and 40, missed Greg on 80 meters,that would have been a real Hoot! A F U N evening Thanks to everyone's participation!
Had to quit early. Still fun!
Preoccupied with other stuff, so not a very good showing. 40 meters seemed to be in pretty good shape for two weeks with no sunspots.
Fun way to spend a Tuesday evening after a very long day at work. Thanks to Ken N8KR for helping out.
Just 15 contacts this evening, 15 different states. I did find the bonus station. Ran my IC-7200 75w to a multi-band vertical. Kent Straight Key.
Could only work 20m tonight, but still had fun.
Odd evening - 20 completely dead as well as 80. 40 was again full of signals - some very close together. Had to quit early as signal, I think, was getting into tv tuner. New rig so will experiment later in the week. Thanks to the ops and volunteers for this wonderful event!
A Honey-do delayed me about half an hour but she's happy. 80m noise level was very high. KE8CEW tried at least 5 minutes to pull me in but couldn't quite get my 5w thru. No one else heard my 5 watts for close to 45 minutes, then moved to 40m. I think the whole world was on 40m. Amazing Pile-ups. Managed 3. Guess we have to come back and try this again.
I was only anle to get on for 30 minutes
K3 and a dipole at 70w. I heard KE8CEW on 20m as WDS kicked off but they couldn't hear me so on to 40m. I had a decent run and met several new to me members. What a blast tonight. 80m was pretty rough, and I only went down there as the stations dried up on 40m. Luckily I stumbled across several ongoing QSO and as I turned the dial, I heard KE8CEW, the BONUS on two bands! Then back to 40. Thank you gentlemen for another enjoyable evening. Thank you for the QSO. 73 Mike
Busy night, here. I got on toward the end of the sprint. I stayed on twenty. I used my ICOM 7410 to a low dipole. The key was the Chinese PLA chrome straight key. The band was a bit odd. I heard a pretty loud echo on one station.
Another fun sprint. Bands were in fair shape on both 40 and 80. Didn't even try 20. Thanks to the organizers for allowing us to have so much fun. Best of 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.