|AK: 3 / 28||AL: 6 / 492||ARG: 1 / 14||AUS: 1 / 11||AZ: 3 / 148|
|BC: 3 / 62||BEL: 1 / 5||BRA: 1 / 8||CA: 8 / 185||CO: 3 / 149|
|CRC: 1 / 5||CT: 6 / 334||CUB: 1 / 5||ENG: 1 / 11||FL: 5 / 98|
|FRA: 3 / 259||GA: 8 / 283||GER: 1 / 19||ID: 2 / 52||IL: 8 / 372|
|IN: 8 / 157||JPN: 1 / 6||KS: 3 / 134||KY: 3 / 100||LA: 1 / 252|
|MA: 5 / 217||MB: 1 / 11||MD: 5 / 189||ME: 3 / 50||MI: 9 / 528|
|MN: 4 / 223||MO: 11 / 488||MT: 1 / 1||NC: 5 / 323||NH: 4 / 137|
|NJ: 5 / 312||NM: 2 / 75||NS: 1 / 24||NV: 1 / 4||NY: 8 / 246|
|OH: 12 / 252||OK: 3 / 65||ON: 2 / 97||OR: 4 / 123||PA: 8 / 831|
|POL: 3 / 22||PR: 1 / 22||RI: 1 / 1||SC: 5 / 111||SK: 1 / 9|
|TN: 5 / 235||TX: 16 / 559||UT: 1 / 4||VA: 6 / 214||VT: 2 / 138|
|WA: 3 / 111||WI: 4 / 293||WV: 6 / 336|
I had lots fun. Thanks to those that participated.
WELL the chosen SKED page looks good works nicely. Wish the bands were as nice. 20m poor but LOGGED:K3WW..KD3CA..NT9L..W5TMT..W5FKW..VE7CNF..
WB9EGZ...herd others but condx no joy...AA6AC Bob CA 6276S..
The sports gear was a fun challenge. I only got Auger, Blade, Stones, and Webbing. WEBBING only took three call signs: WB9EGZ (WEB---G)
Interesting conditions. 40 meter signals would slowly fade in and out. Then it appeared that 40 was dead....but windy conditions had knocked down the inverted vee. FB after it was reinstalled. Elecraft K2, Hardrock 50 amp, LDG tuner and inverted vee. Next month WIQSO party same Sunday as WES. I will be looking for everyone. Thanks
New sked page looks promising. Happy to see 40m & 20m alive, to see numbers larger than mine, and to do a little CW therapy :-)
First contest in a while. Thanks to all who worked me.
A great WES and a lot of fun. The new sked page seems to hold up very well to the surge in users.
Great WES, lots of fun. I was in & out during the weekend. I made contacts on 20, 40 and 80m with a magnetic loop antenna and the FT-450. I think the new Sked page worked great, thanks K7MJG. Thank everyone that participated. I see you soon in the bands!
Due to a family illness-mine-i did not participate much. But hearing my CW teacher Doug n3pdt I had to contact him. Then made two more because they were there. BTW I like the new asked page.
Not on for long, but made a few QSOs as 20 meters was closing Saturday evening. The new sked page worked fairly well, and some people seemed to find me the old-fashioned way, too!
Nice to hear all the CW action above 7100 (courtesy of RTTY contest)-- we should get up there more often. Rig: Elecraft K3 at 100 watts; 90ft endfed wire & attic 'cobweb'. Junker straight key. 73 & a tap o' the key....
I got on for about 1.25 hours... so here's my 'check log.' I had a good time on 40m. S&P for a little while, then parked on 7.119 for the rest of the time. Several times my mind was wandering and I caught myself sending "de K3y--" oops; January habits are hard to break! 73 & Thanks!
Another fun WES, thanks for the QSOs and working hard to pull the signals out of the slow and deep qsb. Just managed enough to make C this weekend!!
73 and look forward to next month,
K3/100 - 90ft inv L.
Only a little time on Saturday night. Stuck to 80 meters
with my MFJ 9296 at 4.5 Watts. Good conditions on 80 made for a fun WES. 73, Peter
To the folks that organize and make this operating event possible, Thank You ! Operated for several hours on both Saturday and Sunday. Used my Universal 1 Watter transceiver by W8DIZ. Power output was set at 750 milliwatts, roof mounted 20 mtr vertical with elevated radials. A kent straight key was used, the internal keyer chip disabled. I monitored for any signals on both 80 and 40 mtrs, with a HW-9 on the 240 ft longwire, but the bands didnt open into Alaska. 73 to all and C U on the bands.
My second WES!!!!Limited time but was fun. I'm running 5 watts into a inverted vee dipole, worked only 40M. Many phone QRM local stations. See you next month. 73 es DX, Francisco
Not the best condx but lots of fun !
Thank you all for the nice contacts!!
73 es see you on the bands
(need 100 more for the "S" :-) )
K3WW contacted on four bands ! Next time on five bands ?
Thanks all for a pleasant event as usuall.
see you next time.
Better conditions than the previous WES. Many new OM Skcc that will soon become "C" and "T". Very good for me, I still need 115 new calls (only 20 m) for Tribune x 8. 73s at all and next WES. Bob 508T
Not many USA stations heard here, but did work 2. The rest were around Europe. Playing with the Sked page added to the fun.
73 John / G0RDO / SKCC 2133s
I thought this was a great WES, made lots of QSOs with new members, and folks working on "C","T", and "S". Condx not that great but 15 was open for a bit on Saturday for me, and 80 was open early each afternoon. I was trying to get over the hump to SX3, but still short 3 at 597. Always a thrill to DX with F6HKA. And a special thrill to hear 5T0JL Jean on 20 meters Sunday afternoon, clear at 579. I listened as Jean told someone they ought to join SKCC Club. It must be frustrating to come up on air with a DX call, CQn for SKCC and ops without SKCC pile up on the call to get the DX contact. Tnx Jean for tying your DX call into SKCC - great fun! Also thanks to Jerry K6III for his spreadsheets for the theme words - really made it much easier. And K7MJG's sked page is a keeper for sure - thanks Mark, glad the WES designers provided the incentive to use it this weekend. John K0FTC picture is of my N3ZN, ZN-HKC straight key I use in my home shack.
A special WES for me, using a key I picked up in a local auction. The "Junior" required some lube & adjustment and contact rehab. During the WES I kept thinking where has this key been. The K7MJG sked page worked well. Worked K0NIA in Iowa TU Mark for Iowa....73 Rick
Condx up and down, as usual. 80 was the big band for me this time, though nice to work Bert and Jorge on 40. Great to see the growing number of SKCC ops! Looking forward to the next WES and always wondering what the bonus points will be. Vy 73, Lee K1LEE
I was looking forward to spending a couple of hours on WES Saturday night. What a surprise ! digital zombies had invaded and taken over the upper portion of 40M CW. Sliding down to 80M, I found only three hardy souls including VE7CNF, KA3LOC, and reliable KF7WNS. There were no other takers, so I returned to the real world hoping it all was just a bad dream.
One high note was a QSO with 5T0JL, Jean, on 15M earlier Saturday. CUL, Jon K1NV
Only had couple hours to work WES. Spelled Crampons and Shovel, thanks for the QSO's CU next sprint.
Rig: Yaesu FT817nd @ 500mw - Antenna: endfed
Found a few minutes this weekend to make a brief appearance in this month's WES...Some very nice signals on 40 meters. Hope to get more time in on the next one!
Had a lot of fun using my 1970's vintage rig and 1870's vintage key/sounder.
RTTY everywhere but it was still a great contest.Winter storm all day Sunday took down my east-west double zepp. New Sked page was great.
Conditions were fair. I found some activity on 20 meters, which was nice. And I'm glad that we have the posted alternate gathering point of up around 7.114 MHz to be able to get away from the RTTY folks with their big feet. Jody - K3JZD
I've been a ham for 44 years, and this is the 1st time I've been able to have a non-zero score without turning any radios on! Just lurked on the new SKED page for an hour!
Enjoyed exploring the new sked page and saying HI to a bunch of the SKCC gang.
After visiting HamCation I only had a short time to work the WES this month. But, had some enjoyable QSOs and managed two of the bonus words. I hope everyone had a great time and thanks to the organizers for another great event. 73, Bob, K3ZGA
Rig: IC-7300 at 50 watts in an OCF Vertical Flagpole with a Begali Spark Key.
KU8E, Jeff, was driving and I was operating as we returned home from the Orlando Hamcation. IC756Pro 100W, mobile whip. Thanks for all QSOs. Spelled all but one word...needed several more "S" letters from calls worked. Some QSOs made from FL and some from GA, but I was not allowed to show SPC as "FL/GA." 73, John, K4BAI.
TS-590SG 100W. Tribander/wires Navy Flameproof/McElroy P-500 Bug
Thanks for the warm welcome to SKCC! It felt like the last time I used a straight key... 30 years ago, sweat and everything ;-). It did get a little easier though. SRI for the QLF! 73 John K4ft #16720 KY
Grandkids came in Saturday, so made a few QSOs Sunday after the kids left. 73,Steve K4JPN
Got to operate more than usual this weekend.
The RTTY-diots infested 40M, but fortunately weren't up in the old Novice portion.
Good to hear Bert, F6HKA, with a booming 599+ signal on 40M. Unfortunately, couldn't work him.
Heard my first Yukon station ever, VY1JA, Jay, on 20M but couldn't work him either.
80M was pretty good Saturday evening.
Only worked one station on 20M.
Yaesu FT-450D @20W to end fed 50' wire atop 4' wooden fence. Czech Army key.
TT Argonaut at 15 watts. Ground mounted vertical on 20 meters, dipole on 80 meters.
Tried running the frequency a couple of times with the 15 watts and a bit surprised how successful it was'
My thanks to all. Hope each of you had a great time.
My biggest disappointment was not being able to work many on 80.
Added bonus after initial posting. Makes a difference.
1st ever WES entry.
Thought I should add some comments.
Saturday I had an engagement that kept me away from the key. But I did manage about 10 QSOs early before I had to leave. Got back Saturday evening late and did not find anyone around so I turned the rig off. Sunday morning got in a few QSOs before going off to church. Back on the air with 4 hours before the end of the event. Managed to log 61 QSO, spending half that time H&P filling in the Challenged words and the final couple hours CQing. In the end, I missed 3 Words, all wanting the letter 'S'. Funny, there was a West Coast letter 'S' just above my QRG but I could not hear him! hmmmm... maybe I will apply for a 3rd call sign... K6SSS or something like that with lots of S's. Several ops noted that they also missed the 'S' calls. All good fun and the new SKCC sked page seemed to handle the load well. 73 de Jerry k6iii
Tnx to everyone for a good WES.
I really enjoyed this WES. I made 28 contacts; but I was able to spread them out some as I talked to 19 different states, Bert from France, and two from Canada.
And I was also glad to see that my list included 7 relatively new members, as there was no letter after the number.
So yes, I enjoy making contacts, but I also enjoy it when they are spread out all over the globe.
Got 5 new numbers. Slowing creeping up on TX8. Have 42 more to go.
Great fun. Looking forward to the next one.
TU everyone that heard me. I was experimenting with 100 mW or less output. Those that heard me have excellent stations and ears. I appreciated the QSO's and Had much fun! 72 de Jeff K9jP
OH-- the qrm-- it was great. Good op's, great fun. Thank you all.
Had only a few hours to operate but it was fun as always. Most interesting was Dan, WA6URY, CA. He was operating remote from Tokyo, Japan on 20 Meters! How cool is that ?
20 M antenna decided not to load properly; has all the symptoms of an intermittent connection. Worked CO8RRM on 40 M. Last time I worked Cuba was about 1960 in the 6 M AM days. Would be nice to have another sunspot cycle like that one. Found a few holes between the data signals, but mostly was above 7100. Overall good weekend. Thought about using the old Vibroplex, but when I tried it on the audio oscillator, was a good thing I didn't use it on the air. Would have been an insult to the good ops out there. Have about forgotten the technique.
Great new snow for skiing in Maine this weekend but found some time for CW too. Thanks all!
Thanks to all who participated. QRP was not working for me, so i switched to my Ten Tec Century 21, in preparation for novice Rig Roundup, later this month. 73 7 God Bless.
Ruff WES with the RTTY contest and band conditions were not to hot here this weekend. Had fun though! IC7410 @ 5w and 80 meter Inverted Vee on all bands.
Lots of fun looking for letters. A bit clumsy trying to use the new sked page, but it seemed to work OK.
Thank You for all of the WES QSO's.
GL es 73, Larry
Bonus points are from new sked page - 3 hours.
Sorry couldn't find any words that match - too complicated for me.
73 - KA8MNP
Another good sprint. Best contact was VY1JA - Yukon Territory. On less than a watt! That's 3011 miles (per QRZ.com) or 3345 miles per watt! WOW!!! Used K-2 at 900 mw to G5RV up 35 feet. 72/73, Phil
Had a great time this WES. Also a big thank you to Andy K3UK for all he has done for the SKCC
I had fun. Could only work a couple hours but it was great!
Tried to play from a portable site with a little Pixie transmitter and a 4sQRP ZZRX-40 Receiver. Guess I forgot the RTTY test was this weekend.
No internet so didn't get ot take advantage of the theme. I hope lost of folks get a chance to see Marks fine job on the new site. After about two hours of ear splitting RTTY ( no filter on the Pixie)and only 3 contacts I threw in the towel...
K1 @ 800mW to 88' Doublet. Helped with the NAQCC challenge too.
Missed January and most of the K3Y since I was in Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam for several weeks so it was especially nice to operate this WES. Great fun and thanks to all for the QSOs. Doug and Don, sorry for the dupes.
Limited time on but pretty good activity. RTTY contest made the lower part of 40M unusable tough I did manage a couple of QSOs there. Good introduction to the K7MKG Sked page. Thanks to Mark for being on monitoring and answering questions.
Only had a couple of hours to work, but still a fun time. Thanks everybody.
Popped in and out during the weekend. Always fun.73's kd2aef-Joe
In and out weekend for me. 20 Meters was poor on East Coast. The new Sked page working nicely. Thanks to all that worked me. 73
Was a fun weekend for me, MANY THANKS to all the stations we worked. Best 73 to all . Don
another fun WES event . . . thanks to all who organized it :) gained a few more T's and S's . . . only need 3 now for Sx4!
Thank you all for good time !
The RIG is Alinco DX-SR8T. ANT End Fed Wire @ 25'.
The Key is J-38.
HP CU ALL AGN
Really enjoyed this WES. Lots of good ops, good propagation (wkd KC7PFR, W7GZS AND W8BFX on a very quiet 15 meters)and equipment ran very well. Had to compete on Saturday because there was RTTY all over the SKCC frequencies. Oh well ... CU AGN, 73
I had a pretty good run despite the RTTY contest.
I only run old boatanchor gear. One of the penalties for fixing up these things is that sometimes you have to fix them again! That happened to me this WES. I used another rig the first day. Then I fixed the one that went bad and used it the second day.
This was a fun WES theme with two ways to make bonus points.
I missed getting two of the bonus words. I needed 3 more letter "S" and just couldn't seem to find anyone with an "S" in their call.
I like the new sked page, and got the full bonus points for using it.
Thanks to all who worked to dig my 5 watts out of the noise and QRM...had a good time this month.
Only could operate for about 5 hrs total, but had a great time and worked some new numbers. Tnx to the RTTY contest, most of the 40M ops were in the Novice bands, which worked well for my QRP. Look forward to March WES. 72, 73!
Not able to spend a lot of time working the sprint this month, but what I did was fun as always :)
My first WES and had a great time with it.
I enjoyed the new SKCC Sked Page - it was very well thought out. I worked more stations than I should have given the poor band conditions. Looking forward to better days ahead. Thanks to all who took their time with me and stuck it out through the noise and low signals! CU AGN on the next WES! 73 Russ KK4WX
I had fun despite the RTTY mess.
Really enjoyed this WES. It should move me from C to T! Thanks for all the Qs!
Club CAll - Only logged VY1JA (in YT)on 40m. Concentrated on my alternate call, k6iii (reported separately).
Fun Sprint as usual, awful DX PROP
QSO stats: 4 on 14MHz - 10 on 21MHz
TA33 - 50W - HM Sideswiper + Centennial Vibroplex Nr4 aka Blue Racer
Many Thanks all for the QSO´s. BCNU 73, Walt- ..- ZUT
Good weekend for WES. 40 meters really opened up in the last couple of hours.
Not much time to play due to helping wife decorate for Sweet Heart Banquet and fighting grass fires. Hope to be there in the next one...Bill Outlaw #3.
This was a great weekend for a WES in New England. With a winter storm churning outside, there was plenty of time for radio. I enjoyed the new K7MJG sked page, and took time to install the skcc skimmer also. The AC2C SKCC Logger rounded out my software for this event. Thanks to all for the calls and replies. 73 Phil
A really fun WES as bands were better than they have been for the last few weeks, and I tried out my homebrew cootie key for all contacts. Worked better than I expected, and the guys I worked didn't seem to be too puzzled by my weird keying. Thanks to all those patient ops, and for another fun WES. 73, Mike
What fun WES. Thanks for all the contacts! New sked page looks great. Thanks Mark, and thanks to Andy for all the years of support through the K3UK page. It truly was an instrument of SKCC's explosive growth.
I had to be in and out of the shack most of the weekend. Glad to work as many as I did. Thanks to all that I got to work!
Another great WES in the books. Tons O Fun!
Busy with other things. Bands seemed good on Sunday.
Sure had fun loved my cootie used it 99 percent of time if not,the bug, got good reports mostly,with 3 antennas I swap to loudest one, got a lot of qrp ops and few QRPp, I was QRP 5 watts,time to get the kx3 back out and go back to 1 watt again,rtty sure messed us up, glad I Couldn't sleep Saturday morning, got started on time this month,was fun chasing calls to make the words, got them all Sat, the L was hardest, hope everyone had un,see ya next month, 72 Rodney
Only a few minutes of time, which is OK given the way 40 and 80 seemed to be tonight.
I had a good time as always! Operating time was split between WES and a nice spring-like weekend. I like the new sked page. Made enough new qso's to make Centurion! Thanks to everyone! 73!
Not many signals heard.
Another fun WES, did a little on Saturday, spent most of Sunday chasing contacts !
Conditions seemed pretty good here, so can't complain !
Worked mostly 20m, some 40 thou. Worked QRO with the KX3 and KX2.
My helper Tigger was just wore out from helping me pound brass today, fell asleep right on the desk...lol !!
Thanks again to all the ops today, got use to the new sked page ok ! I'll miss the old page.....see y'all next month !
73 de Florida
Great time as usual. Tnx to all fer the QSOs. Old 40 meter novice band was the place to be. even worked some DX, Thanks Bert F6HKA and Rafael CO8RRM. I ran my IC746 at 100w to a double bazooka up 20 ft. old Nye Master key. Thanks to all at SKCC for making it all happen. Ron/N8KZH
Great contest as always. Lotta great fists out there. For most of the contest, 40m was overrun with RTTY! Wow, R and S were hard to come by for the word bonus. Thanks, everyone!
Enjoyed another WES.
The new Sked Page by Mark K7MJG was a joy to use.
I saw as many as 119 connections...Many Lurkers :)
K6III provided us with an EXCEL SpreadSheet to take the drudgery of calculating the winter-sports gear -- TNX Jerry.
Thanks all for the QSO's.
SKCC, the KEY to Amateur Radio
Just for fun, I asked for TX pwrs in all (9) of my QSOs. Some people weren't paying attention, but still got a pretty good response rate. To me, everybody was a 579-599. All were running either 75, 90, or 100 watts. Didn't hear any QRP at all today.
I multi-tasked due to deep QSB on 20M and QRM on 40M. Soldered up a few things while trying 90W for 3 hrs, then 100W for an hour. Antenna was a heavily loaded inverted V on both 20m and 40m. Spent 3 hours watching the sked page. Managed to spell the longest word, 'twenty-two'. This was an surprisingly "routine" WES.
I had fun but I didn't have much time.
Hope to play longer next month.
73 to all, John N9RLO
Low bands were in pretty good shape, so decided to go QRPp this month. The letter matching is lots of fun. See you all next time.
73 / Marty N9SE
Qrp 5 wts argo 6 g5rv hb st.key vertical magnet, no springs. Was gud until rtty crap came on...ha.. so, c u in March and tnx to the board for skcc.. wow... Lots of new members monthy... nice... 73 dave email@example.com. for my fone...
Not a lot of time to actually operate, between family computer repair and snowlbowing; It was great to see the new sked page featured.
In and out--various commitments this weekend. Thanks to all
for the QSO's and taking time for repeats.
I like the new web page.
Able to do only AUGER and STONES for bonus points.
Family activities on Sunday that kept me out of
the shack. Good luck to all.
My first SKCC session and really enjoyed it. Didn't have a lot of time to work it, but will do more on next one! TNX for the logger, but discovered it after contest and was able to use it fine.
Didn't have much time to operate but I did get to use my new to me Lionel J-38 for the first time. Elecraft K3 at 100 watts with OCF Dipole antenna at 30.
Difficult conditions, took me a lot of time for just 5 qso's ... let's hope for better propagation !
TNX DR CHAS K3WW, BEST 73. ONLY SKCCER TO NIGHT, HI. SIDESWIPER HOME MADE KEY, NATHAN PS7HD
K2/5W ANT GP for 20m and Dipole for 40m. Old Soviet Army Key "TK". Thanks for the QSOs
Why W/VE not try to work 15 meters?
Thanks for the QSO's and another fun WES. Until next time - 73 - Brian
Thanks for the sprints-always find time to
make a few QSO's. CUL!
Elecraft K3s at 5 watts, 160 meter loop up 20 ft./5 band vertical, cootie key
Decided to use just a straight key - no bug. Spent most of my time on 15 & 80 looking for those last 2 Provinces to complete the Orange Maple award on those bands. It didn't work :-(
Got over 15 hours in front of the rig this time. 20 meter condx could have been better, but 80 and 40 were fine. The new Sked Page worked well. Now, if it would just stop snowing...
THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME BACK TO ME. GOT ON 2OM
FOR A WHILE ON SUNDAY. CU NEXT WES. 73 RON
I had a lot of fun in this WES. Didn't get to play as much as I hoped but a lot more that I usually can. Thanks for all the QSOs. 73 de Art W2NRA SKCC#11634Sx4
Made a few QSO's in between sessions with the snowblower. CU all next month 73
I was amazed that I was able to get 115 Qso's in this time as I had 3 activities on Sat and 3 on Sun (all church related). I gave my recently built cw resonant speaker a workout and I am very impressed with the little thing. It is the funny looking white thing to the left of the keys. I made several different extensions for the end to use with resonant freq's from 550 to 620 hz. It is @ 710 hz with out the coupler on the end - too high for me.
Rig was K3 line and keys a Czech army straight key and my long neglected Blue Racer Deluxe circa 1963 slowed down to about 17wpm.
Worked W8BFX and K3WW on 15 but most on 20 (so-so), 40 (I hate RTTY), and 80 which was in FB condx Sat eve. Copied some very nice qrp signals and worked a lot of very new members including K4FT in KY. Although I am not a fan of using sked pages for a WES (guess I am too old school) the W7MJG page seemed FB and I stayed logged on to help test it out under load.
73 de West Virginia, Dave - W3NP
first wes, enjoyed it.
First SKCC QSO - W5ZR
This was a fun WES. Bands were poor, but the operators were good! Thanks for all the Q's.
Resubmissob. Guess I must have left something out the first time!
Nice to be back on the air after 7 months.
Spent lots of time working on a new antenna this weekend while the weather was decent, so not much time to operate. The bands seemed in decent condition with some QSB.
Thanks KS4L for y only QSO in this WES.
Thanks for another fun event.
This WES pushed me over Tx8. Thanks, everyone. Now, onward to the senator award!
Just ran 5 watts to an elevated-vertical on this one. A few days before this event I went up on the roof and set the HF6V Butternut to be completely resonant on all the SKCC frequencies that the antenna was designed for, so I was able to by-pass the ATU. I set a goal for myself of 40 contacts, but things were going so well, I bumped it up to 50, which I accomplished. 20m and 40m were fairly decent, but 80m Saturday evening was phenomenal. Used my Kent Str Key. I didn't do the word puzzle, but did give myself 9 hours on the new sched page. A big thankyou to K3UK for all the years he kept his sched page up for us to enjoy. See y'll next month!
Another excellent WES ! TNX to all & CU next month.
Didn't get to spend much time on the sprint but enjoyed every QSO. 73 and CUL from Mustang, OK
Only a few hours, but met two goals. (1) got my 40m antenna back up, and (2) earned C. Thanks for the fun.
Was in FL for Convention in Orlando. Hooked up my KX3 to my Hustler 20m resonator with an eight foot mast.
I was only on for a short time each day but I picked up a few new numbers for my log.
Minor technical problems cut this SKS short. Think I got it sorted out, though.
Good to see so many folks on the new SKED Page!
Seems as though everyone in the Northeast US was home because of the snow. Worked a bunch of them!
Homebrew 6L6, 15W out to an inverted V up 30 feet. Pics at www.qrz.com/db/wb5uaa -I'm amazed I'm getting pretty much the same signal reports as I do on a 100W rig. 3x QRP power (about 4 or 5dB makes a big difference!) -Nice sked page; looked at it, didn't use it, not bothering with bonus points -Good to see we moved up to the old novice portion of the 40M band due to the RTTY contest. Keep doing this and maybe the next notice of proposed rule making will be for us to take back some of our CW spectrum. :)
I decided to go QRPp this time, and was amazed that I actually made 11 contacts in less that three total operating hours during this WES. All contacts were made on 40 meters using my K3 and a 15' high dipole. Again, I should have looked at this month's theme in advance, and would have picked up another 300 bonus points. Thanks for the contacts, and for pulling my 1W signal out of the noise. 73, Art
Was not able to work the entire weekend.Time I was on was fun and bands seemed good from Arizona.
Key is a Speed-X that I obtained in 1968.
Conditions were a real challenge this weekend with the RTTY contest. Everyone adapted well by moving up above 7.110. Sorry I missed many of the QRP stations. Had a S7 noise level across the band on 80M and 40M. Discovered too late that it was being generated by the XYL watching movies on our old plasma TV. Lots of great QSO's need only 16 more for Tx8. Hope to pick up a few new ones during Novice Rig Roundup.
I was at the farm for the weekend so I didn't have time to make many contacts but it was another fun sprint. I used my Flex 1500 at 5 watts into an inverted vee at 35 feet. The key was a J-37.
how does chatting on the internet help you send better code and why does that justify 1000 bonus points?
This is a nice event. Thanks to all. I could only operate for a few hours overall, but it was loads of fun.
Not as much time as I wanted to operate, but family is first..Condx here better than months, but had to use power for others to hear me. Thanks to all that heard me!!!!
CONDX were not too bad this weekend. Most of my contacts were on 20M. Longest DX was Walt LW3EX and that was on 15M.
Fun as always and thank you to the organizers.
Station: K3/100W to a 200' Doublet @ 30' Homebrew Hacksaw Blade Cootie
I finally got to spend the allowed amount of time working the sprint. But the bands were not all that great and of course the RTTY on 40 meters was doing its thing. But all an all it was a fun weekend and thanks to everyone who was able to pull me out and of course the organizers for putting it on. Best 72 & 73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
It's been a while but was nice to get back on.
Thanks to all that heard my signals.