|AK: 2 / 1||AL: 4 / 88||AR: 2 / 115||ARG: 1 / 3||AUS: 1 / 28|
|AZ: 3 / 42||CA: 9 / 113||CO: 1 / 149||CT: 4 / 155||CUB: 1 / 47|
|ENG: 1 / 4||FL: 8 / 132||FRA: 4 / 125||GA: 8 / 186||GER: 2 / 56|
|IL: 5 / 120||IN: 5 / 106||ITA: 2 / 12||KS: 3 / 83||KY: 2 / 154|
|MA: 7 / 141||MB: 1 / 6||MD: 9 / 232||ME: 1 / 35||MI: 6 / 260|
|MN: 4 / 38||MO: 13 / 316||MS: 1 / 15||MT: 3 / 13||NB: 1 / 9|
|NC: 6 / 180||NH: 4 / 98||NJ: 5 / 97||NM: 1 / 17||NV: 1 / 7|
|NY: 7 / 120||OH: 11 / 203||OK: 3 / 26||ON: 4 / 72||OR: 1 / 50|
|PA: 9 / 787||POL: 2 / 8||RI: 1 / 32||SC: 1 / 34||SCO: 1 / 3|
|SK: 2 / 13||SLO: 1 / 2||TN: 5 / 81||TX: 16 / 369||VA: 4 / 145|
|VT: 2 / 83||WA: 2 / 22||WI: 3 / 37||WV: 3 / 150||WY: 1 / 30|
I was planning on using a boat anchor until I saw QRP was the theme, so I stayed with my normal KX3 and 80 doublet. 40 and 80 were pretty good Saturday night...low noise and decent condx...was planning on operating Sunday some, but didn't make it.
POOOOR from SOCAL...Herd very few (low sunspots?) Herd some contest stations (non-skcc)..Did some CQ but no joy...S&P was my best option..LOGGED: W5TMT K0JVX W0YBS...AA6AC Bob CA 6276S..
Only a couple of hours of total operating time, but a lot of fun, as always. I operated from home with the magnetic loop, and I was able to make contacts mostly on 40m during Saturday and on 80m on Sunday. Thank you everyone for making WES possible! 73 de AC2RJ.
Thanks for the QSOs and thanks for trying stations that I didn't answer. Sigs were very weak and sometimes I'd hear part of a call only to have it fade completely away. I guess they call us "fly-over country" because radio waves fly right over us.
I did not play much but 40 meters was sure feeling open on Saturday evening! I had a great time working QRP to QRP with a few of you.
Great to get the Vibroplex bug working with my FT-817. How many decades of technology is that?
Kind of a lazy WES for me. Happy to pass my AR-S around. Thanks to all who worked with me.
Fun weekend. Several other CW contests were going on which made it more challenging. My old HW-8 has QSK and RIT which came in handy.
A little time here and there on Saturday evening on 40 meters with my DSW-40 at 3 watts, and a great last 40 minutes of the WES on 80 meters with my MFJ9296 at 4 watts. 80 was really hopping and I finished off the WES with a 2xQRP with Art, WK2S. Another highlight for me was working Rafael CO8RRM again, this time with his T.
All in all a fun sprint, and I got a few new numbers as I crawl my way to Sx2. See you all next month. Peter
Hello to all. Operated outside on my deck on Saturday, beautiful sunny spring day hr in Ak. Very few signals heard from the lower 48. Retreated indoors late in the evening and kept at it on 40 mtrs. Never heard a skcc member over the weekend. Gonna keep plugging away regardless of band condx. 73 to all !
Nice theme, but conditions did not match ;-) At least I got 4 QRP and 2 QRPP contacts (tks WR2E and NF1U) on Saturday. Absolutely nothing on Sunday, the waterfall diagram was nearly blank except the usual local noise...
Very poor condx this weekend.
Happy to work 4 QRP stations on Saturday.
Big surpise was an fb QSO with Walt LW3EX on 15 m !
Much fun as every WES :-)
Just coming back sunday night from our french annual VHF meeting, I was a bit tired but wanted to be active for almost one contact in the WES, then thanks to Bob F6EJN, John VK4TJ on 40m and Bry AF4K on 20m, I became elligible to be on the result sheet !
Best 73 de Bernard, F5DE.
Very nice saturday but very poor sunday but always fun activity. 73 Bob
Couldn't work any American members, or any DX stations at all. I did hear a handful of USA SKCC'ers but they did not hear me. Score was 4, with SP2SWI/Mariusz (QRP), SP9NLI/Andy on 20m and DL9YCS/Joerg & F6EJN/Bob on 40m.
The horizontal 15m / 17m coils fell off my MA6V vertical antenna a few days ago so I stuck with 20m and for the 2 40m QSO's I used my trusty H/brew 20ft fishing pole vert. Rig - TS-440S.
I made a few QSOs for the little time available, but thank W1TAG, AC2C, K3WW for "S" point, and F6EJN and OH7QR for "T" points and IZ2QXG for "C" points.
Also thanks to KM5PS, G3XVL, G4LNA, DL7GEM and K4BAI. A special thanks to my son IW5EFO/QRPp (SKCC #15062) for the 100 bonus-points for our 28 MHz QSO with his FT817 in LOW1 power (0.5W output) and his whip antenna v/s my 2 el. QUADnantenna.
This is my first partecipation. Many thanks to my father I5EFO (SKCC #13262T) for QSO with 0.5W of my FT817.
73 de Dan (SKCC #15062)
/p /qrp (5 watts) on generator and car battery from Hawk Springs Recreation Area in WY. KX2, Palm Single Lever turned on side and used as SK, MyAntenna's 80 meter EFHW (inverted V). 7 q's on Friday before the event, than 30 on Saturday. First trip in new pop-up camper. Wind blew hard Friday and Saturday, and when a high wind warning was issued for gusts to 65 for Sunday, discretion being the better part of valor, I packing before daybreak on Sunday. Condx not so hot. Heard F6EJN, but was not able to hear me. As always, thanks to the organizations and everyone's participation. 73 John K0FTC
A busy weekend and tough conditions, bands filled with other activities...logged some new stations.
The Vibroplex 1921 Junior backed up with Kent St key...always fun TU all 73 Rick
Surprised not to work any centurions. Didn't spend too much time, but sure had a great time.
I had a short window to operate this weekend. Thanks to KF7WNS for the QRP multiplier.
LOW BAND CONDITIONS BUT HEARD MANY QRP STATIONS.73, HANK PU..G
Got a late start. Wind storm damaged antenna. Had fun anyway and got19 QRP and 1 QRPp's. Not bad for the condix. Congratulations to those who operated QRP.
Rolled along pretty good on Saturday. But Sunday was was some really tough slogging. Only managed to make 35 contacts on Sunday. Nice to have worked so many QRP and QRPp stations. There were only a couple that I heard but could not pull out of the muck and had to give up on - maybe they got to me later on. While I really like to run QRP myself, I ran QRO in the pursuit of collecting enough new numbers to be able to make the leap to Senator. I will be running QRP the next time that we use this theme. Jody - K3JZD
Made 3 Q's with 5 W power... then went back to QRO plus
Lots of QRP activity. I tried QRPP a month too early, but was plenty fun digging for the weak and often not all that weak guys while running QRO plus. Managed QRPP NN0SS on 3 bands, & QRP K5BZH and KF7WWS on 3 bands each. Plenty of guys I could not pull through.
Rough conditions, but, enjoyed the event anyway! I hope everyone had a good time. 73,
Rig - IC-7300 into an OCF Vertical Flagpole. Generated code with my Begali Spark.
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee. Time limited by other activities this weekend. Seemed activity level was high including many QRP stations. Got an envelope from the SKCC QSL bureau this past week. Send me your QSL if you want one in return. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
Not much time to operate and bands definitely weren't much for QRPp. Maybe next year will be better.
Two QRPers had good signals. Others tough. Horrible band conditions. Picked up a few new numbers as usual. See everyone next month.
surprised at what 500 millwatts will do
Ran my Argonaut Vat 5 watts.
Propagation seemed really quirky. Most of my contacts were in the Northeast (primarily PA) and into the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri area. I never heard lots of other states. Did work into Colorado, Utah, and Georgia.
Great WES! Spent about 4 hours in the chair, all were enjoyable. It is rewarding to be with a group that tolerates, perhaps honors, hand crafted 10 WPM CW created with a simple straight key. Very relaxing in our hectic high-speed electronic world! Thanks to all for the QSOs.
difficult propagation conditions this weekend.
I worked the WES part of Saturday and a hour Sunday.
I did CQ a little. Mostly I was looking (H&P) for new numbers and adding to WAS-T and WAS-S totals. NOT very successful, though. Sending up smoke signals to the gods of propagation but.... Jerry
Very poor condx, lucky to get 23 QSOs. Oh well, guess this is what the next few years holds for propagation.
Really poor daytime conditions this weekend.
Kind of rough running 5W against 2 state QSO parties and the QRO stations that could not hear me. Ran the event with 5W start to end. Mostly on 40 and 8o in the night hours but had a few 160M QSOs too. Daylight I ran 40 and tried for a while on 20M but never got a single QSO on 20M. Had fun in a few sessions totaling about 8 hours of air time .
Fairly nice weather this weekend, so I had lots of things to do. Bands seemed awful for the little bit I was on. I did go QRP, 5 watts this time. I as able to work everything that I heard. Rig this time was Ten Tec Corsair II turned down to 5 watts and a 1943 Lightning Bug. 40 meter dipole at 40 ft. See you all next month.
Sure like these sprints. Also made a lot of progress on the S quest. Went from -146 to -98. Couple more weekend sprints should do it. Thanks all!
Tough Band Conditions and limited operating time. Hooray for the QRP guys.
My thanks to those who make WES happen.
Found 40 meter band conditions poor all day Sunday until the early evening. Did give 20 a try and made a handfull of qso's there including GER and FRA. Signals were weak mostly but it was fun nevertheless. 73 to all and see you on SKCC freqs
Nice to give out some bonus points. I think I worked my farthest 80M QRP I can remember. Thank you Chas, K3WW.
Well conditions were not to good here this weekend. Nothing above 40 meters heard. TNX to N4RAY for the QRPp - QRP contact. Great job. Also got VK7CW on 40 meters. Thanks for pulling me out of the noise Steve. Did the WES with the IC 7410 at 4 watts and inverted vee at 30 ft. Used my new Begali Sculpture Swing. Have a good month and CUL.
Busy busy weekend. Didn't have the time to participate, but did manage 3 contacts. Used my K-3 at 900 mw with G5RV up 35 feet. Spring has sprung and so has work. Hope to have more time for the SKS later this month. 72/73, Phil
2X QRP with K8ZAA Among all the HI Power transmissions was my high light.
abbreviated WES only worked Saturday and a couple of hours on Sunday. Got brave enough to CQ WES a couple of times. Thanks for all the QSOs Dave KB1WOD #10530S
Whhoo Hooo....got to play longer than usual this time. Forty meters was smokin Saturday and I think everybody was S9 or over.....K3WW was honkin at 60 over and that's a far as the meter goes. Great to work me Amigo Walt LW3EX again...it's been a while. The only DX I could manage was Walt and Joerg DL9YCS. Never could get anything happening on 20m. Moved to 80 for a bit late and it was doing well also. Wish bands were like this for each WES...For Saturday I was on the Haw River with my MTR4B into an endfed random wire. Sunday was the KX3 and an LnR Quad at 33 feet. Keys were the SKCC Club Key, NT9K Sideswiper and RCAF Bug.
Great fun this time.
Band conditions were horrible, especially on 40M, heard few signals from anywhere. Had hoped to make a lot of contacts with my one-tube wonder but 2 was all could manage in 2 days.
Had a great time, was hoping for 20m to open up.Was away for awhile, glad to be back.
Bands not in great shape, but 40 meters worked for the brief periods I was able to operate. Thanks to all operators for their patience with the lower power stations this weekend.
First submission. Good fun.
Will do more next time. 73
Thank you all!
Alinco DX-SR8, running 10 Watts. ANT is End-Fed Wire at 25' Attic.
Was a dismal weekend for me. Very little op time, a rockbound QRPp homebrew xmtr, running only 400 milliwatts and very poor 40 meter propagation at my QTH. Only two contacts ... tnx to Larry KJ1RE and Jim NM1W who heard my 'peanut whistle'. Still, it didn't dash my 'love for the game'. Hope to c u all next month. 72
Finally have the Eagle back on the desk. Working Bob in France with 5 watts was pretty cool.
Dang! Lousy effort for me. I'm pretty sure I have an antenna problem. I normally have a strapping QRO signal on 40m. This time, I had trouble getting QRP stations that I could hear to call me back. Time to troubleshoot!
Only played a little. To distracted with an antenna project.
The bands were poorest in some time. 40m did get good Saturday night. Worked some Coast to Coast 2xQRP. Participation seemed down, maybe because of the discouraging conditions. QRP is a great challenge regardless of the condx.
Had a fun weekend. Looking forward to next month. K2 at 5w, EFHW at 30 ft, GHD cootie key. 72, 73!
Spring fever kept me out of the sprint most of the weekend. Yard work and golf lol. The few qso's were fun as always.
Lots of fun even though the bands didn't cooperate as much as we wanted. The QRP stations are tough and I wish more of them would announce where they are operating on the sked page. They would help themselves and us QRO folks! :)
My hat's off to the folks who come up with these themes each month. QRP isn't my thing and with the low sunspot cycle, I only worked 9 stations. Thanks to all who joined in!
Ran for a total of about 2 hours and only made 12 Q's, mostly on 40M on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, local time. Pretty bad condx this month.
Thank goodness for 40 meters. 20 was useless here and 80 was heavy QRN. It was fun anyway.
Forgot to add in my bonus points.. So had to resubmitt.
Had very little time. Weather was beautiful, so outdoor chores took priority. Thanks for the Q's!
Crazy band conditions but it was a lot of fun. I haven't worked a QRP sprint in a long time. Used my VizKey's with the KX3 most of the weekend but I hooked up my torsion bar part of the time. My abilities using a sideswiper needs work so back to the VizKey's. Hope all you had fun. CU next time
Very busy weekend doing outside work. Had fun es tnx agn to all those who made the WES possible....Bill
This was my first WES event. I operated mostly from my shack, but also made a couple of QRP contacts with my portable FT-817 out on the back deck since we finally had some nice spring weather in Massachusetts!
Only had a little time on Saturday, checking out my new MTR-4B, and was lucky to work two other QRP stations. 40m seemed better than it has been. Thanks all for another fun event. 73 Mike
Good WES. Operated intermittently. QSO's between 1200Z-2359Z were hard to come by due to the poor 40M/20M band conditions at my QTH.
Operated just a short time. Thanks to all stations and the organizers.
Grow Light RFI was huge problem for this QRP WES. 20db over 9 on 40 and S8 on 20. I made most of my contacts Saturday night on 40 after the lights went off at 0015utc. Hearing weak stations was impossible with the lights on, for all of the Sunday session. Sorry if you called and I did not respond. 73 de AL N4ow
Really enjoyed working all the qrp and 4 QRPp stations,even got a few ops on different bands, should be more qrp ops this time,rig KX3@0.9 mw,antenna wire loop ,key cootie and bug,N thanks to all who pulled our weak signals out,,Rodney
Because I'm new to SKCC and WES, the highlight of my WES was my contact with CO3JK. Not bad for 10 watts. I look forward the next Sprint. 73, Jaime
This was a tough WES trying to do QRP with band conditions going down hill.
I made one contact on Saturday and none on Sunday, just didn't have the time to sit and keep trying !
Used only the KX1 @ 4 watts into a wire antenna and my American Morse SK. Back to 100 watts next month !
Hope everyone else had better luck !
See everyone next month.....
72 de N7EDK
Had fun Saturday but think Sunday was a bit weaker. Guess we catch the bands when we can get the most out of them.
Tnx fer the qsos. Worked 40 only.Nothing heard on 15. only 6 qsos but had some fun running qrp at 5 watts. Tks,God Bless es Best 72 from WV. Ron/N8KZH
Didn't do too bad with 42 QSO's running QRP (5 Watts).
Haven't run QRP in quite some time with the sunspots the way they are.
When in the S&P mode, I only had three Not answer.
I had some nasty QRN on 80M but was able to make 11 QSO's there.
The bulk of the QSO's, like always were on 40M with 30 and 1 on 20M.
SKCC, The KEY to Amateur Radio...
Definitely not QRP. Worked for 3 hrs or so Sunday afternoon, 20M was ok, 40M was QSB all over. Ran for a while. High power isn't fun.
Got on for a couple of hours Sat and Sun evening. Great fun. See you next time.
Same fun. Kx2 g5rv St key bands bad but qrping did its thing...hi...tnx to board mbrs. . And new skcc members. . Cu in may wes... Pls ck qrz page for hb bug pix and dubbugs.com.
Cu ltr tnx agn dave larsen n9zxl. .73
Bands wer terrible. 40M woke up for the last half hour in TX. Was going to operate portable but very windy here...no fun.
It seems my location in CT was the wrong place this month. Most of the stations I could hear could not hear me. Although I did have a good opening into Europe on Saturday, Stateside was terrible for me. But that is the QRPp way until I finally lost patience on Sunday Afternoon and quit. Oh well there is always next month!
First WES since I moved to AZ. Fun to be back.
In and out on Saturday. More out then in -First 70 degree day here in 5 months. Sunday other plans .
Ran KX3 at 800 milliwatts to an 80 meter inverted v at 25 feet.
Used a HB cootie Key. Conditions were rough for QRPp
Who'd have thunk it, VK on 40m at QRP, WOW I'm stoked. Blessings all eshere's to the next one...
Used my FT-817ND on Saturday and HB-1B on Sunday. Lots of fun in spite of poor conditions and limited hours.
K2 (5W), GP antenna for 20m and dipole for 40m band. It's too little to have much QSO to a station in North America (only 2 QSO to US). Maybe condx will improve and the next WES will be better for my QRP station.
40 was the only active band during the short time I operated.
First time operating in quite awhile and had great fun as always. Great way to brush off the rust.
Didn't have a lot of time to play in WES, but enjoyed working QRP in the time I had. Thanks to those that exchanged with me.
It was nice to know that - for a change - those who did struggle with my QRP signal, this time at least, saw their efforts rewarded with 50 bonus extra pointsÖ Condx were pretty bad up here, with huge QSB in 20m and loud background noise in 40m. Nevertheless, a personal record WES participation with 31 QSOs and a few new Tís and Sís closer to the Tx5. The pic shows the IC-703+, the AME Bushwacker rigged as a sidesweeper and the Sheunemann Kleine Morsetaste, all used to power the 50+ Ft. quasi-vertical endfed wire. TU all es 73 de Jose VE3DTI/VA3PCJ.
I feel lucky to have made the 2 qso's on 20m that I did with very difficult conditions. Thanks Ralph and Art. I sure hope band conditions improve soon. Until next time - 73 - Brian
Great fun working QRPP..500mw into End-Fed dipole.
Enjoyed dabbling in first WES since joining SKCC last month. (Celebrating 50th anniv since first licensed by revisiting my novice roots and having a blast!) 45 watts out to attic loop using home-brew straight key made by my brother some years back. Feed-point auto-coupler decided to stop doing its magic on 80m Saturday night but still good for 40 and up. Can't have everything. Thanks & looking forward to many more!
As Im sure we will all agree, band conditions were terrible. Constant CQing, so I changed keys alot just to keep from wearing them out HI HI. Used a few old ones ranging from 1910-1922. Thanks to all who worked me and my apologies to those I just couldnt pull out. 73 and see you next time-Bob-W0YBS
Like so many others, conditions were poor here too. Only a few contacts this time. 73.
Odd conditions, particularly on 20m. My thanks and sympathies to the QRP operators -- a challenging weekend.
ON 20M FOR A SHORT TIME SATURDAY. BAND NOT GREAT.
Didn't put in as much time as I planned. I did take advantage of the WES event to practice my left-handed Cootie key sending. I hope it wasn't to bad. The bands Saturday weren't great but I shouldn't complain because Sunday was much worse. They were so bad and it was such a beautiful day I went for a 50 mile bike ride. That was fun and a really tough workout, 1,500 calories burned in less than 3 hours. Thanks for all the QSOs. 73 de Art W2NRA 11634Sx5
I think I did my first WES in Jan of 2010 and this one wins the award for worst condx - by far! Most all sigs were way down and the QSB was extreme. I couldn't get on until Sat afternoon and Sat was the best of the 2 days - Sunday was the pits so my lack of free time was ok. As always there were exceptions - I worked Mariusz SP2SWI and his QRP signal with a GP ant was Q5 copy. The other EU stns worked Sat were coming in very good. I caught VK7CW later Sat evening on a deserted 20 meters for a nice QSO. By and large the QRP/QRPp stns I worked did an excellent job. 40 was decent Sat eve as was 80.
Rig here: K3 @ 100w to a KLM-34a @ 50' and a CF zepp @ 45'. I broke out the long neglected J36 Army bug for this one and it shared the event with my German Junker.
The WES was still fun as always. 73 de West Virginia.
This was a painful but fun sprint! I got my big dipole back in the air Saturday morning after 2 years running only a Hustler vertical. Really enjoyed using my FT-817 again. Thanks for pulling me out of the noise everyone!!
Ran the K3 at 5 Watts with only limited time to operate, but still very enjoyable. Managed only one 20 Meter contact, thanks to F6EJN for digging me out of the noise. 40 was plagued with QSB.
Happy Easter y'all, and CU next month.
I had only a short time to operate on Saturday, but had fun! A funny thing happened..A fellow called me and, as it turned, he was not an SKCC member, just wanted to chat! What the Hey? I'm always up for a bit of chewing the rag, and we had a very nice conversation. As we signed, another non-SKCC fellow called me and we also had a good chat! I think that was a great way to spend time on the air, regardless of the scoring!
IMO - The bands were as expected...poor ! The only reason I was QRO at times. However, I still enjoyed it. I stayed mostly on 40 and 20 but ventured to 30 and 80 at times. Rig- Flex 6300, Ant. homebrew rotatable dipole for 40 and centerloaded OCFD for the others. I completed another VibroAC bug ( 2nd from left in the pix) and used it most of the time. Smoooth !! The Vibroplex is shown for size comparison only.
Good conditions on Saturday but Sunday was really poor, especially in the afternoon. Feel sorry for the qrp stations trying to be heard Sunday. Thanks to everyone I contacted.
Didn't read about bonus until weekend done. Since I didn't give out points I did not claim any. Seemed like less than ideal condx on 20/40/80. My 240' doublet is giving varying swr readings since we had high winds. All I can figure is a twist I have in the 600ohm ladder line close to the top is causing it. IC-703 with KK1 key and 974HB tuner. 73 . . .
My first WES from our 2nd home in SC. Thanks to Ewan N4LMI for the QSO with his Frog Kit at 1 watt for my only QRPp. Think I'll get one for next time. Lotsa fun.
So-so band conditions and great weather had me outside doing antenna work, instead of inside exciting the antenna. Great fun on both countgs. See you all next month.
WX was nice here in Ohio so didn't spend much time on the radio. Helped the XYL install a goose neck hitch receiver on her F350 for her horse trailer all day sunday. Still made a few Q's for the WES and had fun with it. Nice to connect with Rafael CO8RRM in Cuba Sunday morning. Rig was Icom 718 @100w to 130 ft end fed wire up 30 ft. Key was ZN-HK made by Tony Baleno N3ZN.
Thanks W3NP and W5TMT
Fun sprint, 40m seemed the best band for me. LNR LD-5 at 5w to end fed half wave at 25 ft. J-38 straight key. Tnx to all who copied my sig. 73 Ken
I ran 5 watts but I was away most of the weekend and could only make 9 contacts. Shame for me as this QRP themed WES is one of my favorites. Better luck next time.
Conditions not very favorable here but thanks to all who copied me and to all who help with the sprint. Glad to work Bob, F6EJN and Jav, CO3JK as my DX QSO's. 73 to all
poor condx here
No time agn, 72, Ray
Wow were band conditions bad! In 40 years of hamming, I have never seen them so bad. Not much time to operate this time. Too many outside chores. Still had fun when I could get on.
It was fun to run 5W with my KX3. Half of my QSOs were on 80M, the rest a mix of 40M and 20M. The weather on Sunday was spectacular so I spent a bit of time at the marina prepping my boat otherwise I would have had more time for the WES. Looking forward to a summertime WES or two while anchored in Narragansett Bay!
I didn't have much time this month but I got on Saturday night for a bit and made some contacts. On Sunday I was bicycle-portable from a local park. Lousy propagation made it tough going for QRP. I only made one contact before packing up the bike for the ride back.
73/72, Craig WB3GCK
Not much operating time, but I wasn't hearing anyone anyway.
Well, so much for another great 24 hours. 3 of my 13 were QRP<->QRP, so some extra bonus points there. I always seem to have a pipeline to Pennsylvania. When's the next boat anchor/homebrew theme? That's always fun. 73 C U all AGN.
Managed to spend less than an hour in this WES. The weather was too good to spend more time indoors. I tried QRPp, but couldn't make any contacts, so I cranked it up to QRP level. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
Nice time. Already looking forward to more.
Not much time to operate. Got on the at 5 AM on Sat only to be greeted by QRN, as I'm sure everyone else did. Fun for the time I spent. Made a few needed QSO's , so It was a nice time despite the lack of sunspots.
My daughter came in for the weekend so I only had time for 5 QSOs. Hopefully my 5 watts helped a few people with some bonus points! The station this month is a Flex 3000 at 5 watts into a dipole at 30 feet, the key is a 1941 Vibroplex Original.
The best laid plans of mice and men. Did antenna work for GA QSO Party thinking I could sneak around in low periods for QRP-ARCI and SKCC WES. Mom fell and broke her knee and YL drove to Florida leaving me to care for blind K9; so minimal time for anything this weekend. Mom is doing well. Thank you for the QSO. 73, Mike
Was in and out on Saturday doing yard work and made two trips to doctor a relative's dog. Was not on Sunday, but this was a fun WES.I liked the low power theme. 72 Mike
Terrible prop here for me when I was on. Only 1 station I could here well and that was F6EJN...Bob...thanks Bob....maybe next month!!
Bands were stinko! Mixed qrpp, qrp, and qro. 80 was pretty good late Sunday. Worked DK7OB, Wolf on Saturday on 20 m as qrpp. Amazing he heard my 750mw! Thanks Wolf!
Had to work and not feeling well.
I made 2 very high quality QSOs both on 40M.
Thanks to the organizers.
Tough sprint. Bands were in sad shape and had to quit at noon on Sunday due to other things going on. But it was still fun giving out the bonus points. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia, Dave
Thanks for all those who heard my signal.
72 and CUL