Congratulations to Ken N8KR our September Bonus station who also placed first Overall in a field of 112 posted entries!
YAY! 112 Participated in September versus 110 entries in August! YAY !
Our October 2 hour Straight Key Sprint will take place
from 0000 utc to 0200 utc Wednesday October 28, 2015
Rodney N4RAY will be our Bonus Station for October.
Wednesday 0000 utc - 0200 utc translates to.....
8:00pm EDT - 10:00pm EDT Tuesday evening !
...........Mark your calendars!............
October SKS will take place on TUESDAY OCTOBER 27 at 8:00PM EDT
Remember, There can be no FUN without U !Stir up those little ions
Ham Radio is a Contact Sport..... Get on the air and make Contacts !
See You all then!
Rich - 8699S
|AK: 1 / 4||AL: 3 / 53||AZ: 2 / 53||CA: 7 / 143||CO: 4 / 87|
|CT: 2 / 18||FL: 2 / 18||FRA: 1 / 9||GA: 6 / 118||IN: 2 / 66|
|KS: 1 / 25||KY: 1 / 29||MA: 4 / 54||MB: 2 / 12||MD: 2 / 67|
|MI: 2 / 18||MN: 3 / 32||MO: 10 / 206||MS: 2 / 19||NC: 4 / 95|
|NE: 2 / 16||NJ: 2 / 18||NV: 1 / 7||NY: 4 / 32||OH: 8 / 149|
|OK: 1 / 35||ON: 2 / 15||OR: 3 / 49||PA: 3 / 35||PR: 1 / 5|
|SC: 2 / 45||SD: 1 / 5||SK: 1 / 6||TN: 3 / 57||TX: 6 / 43|
|VA: 4 / 89||VT: 1 / 8||WA: 2 / 45||WI: 2 / 51||WV: 1 / 6|
A good evening for SKS! 20 and 40 were pretty good here. Several contacts coming in at 599+. Thanks to all for the QSOs!
This SKS was fast and furious, pretty much back to back QSO's for the first 80 min. I took a break and came back for the last 10. I had 5 new first time contacts. Great evening of radio fun, thanks all for the QSO's
Howdy all ! Nice to make some Qso's for a change. My log book has been slim pickens lately with all the recent solar activity. Decided to use a FT-817 for this SKS and a vibroplex bug. Best of luck to all, C U on the bands. 72/73 de AL7JK, John
Too many things going on at the same time here...glad I could catch a few Q's Tks to Paul N5BT for a new contact...73 Rick
p.s. great comments from all
A thunder storm washed me out of most of the sprint..
I only had about 20 minutes to operate, but managed a few QSO's on 20M. KP3W provided a DX contact.
Started on 20M, really slow. Established a perch and had a pretty good run on 40M, should have started there. Used my recently acquired Hi-Mound BK-100 bug, pretty decent key.
Thanks for the QSO's. Sum QRN but managed contacts on 80, 40, es 20..
Fun, but arm still recovering from last WES and it showed when using the SK instead of the bug. My overall fist was sloppy tonight - combination of tiredness and a bit of leftover glass arm. Thanks for the fun Q's, great time, and conditions were not all that bad. 73
K3 / KPA-500 / Bunnell Straight Key / 1962 Blue Racer / ZS6BKW dipole at 45 Feet.
Sure had fun. Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN
Great time as always. Thanks to all who made this a fun evening. See you all next month! 73,K3ZGA
Kenwood TS-440S, 100 watts into a 134 foot inverted L and using a Kent SP-1 paddle adapted as a Cootie.
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp. Got a late start. First QSO at 0059Z. 20 and 40M both in good shape, but skip was relatively long and the only 4th district QSOs were in FL and VA. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
I've been off the air for several months except for mobile. SKS activity seems to have really picked up while I've been gone.
Good times. Pretty good rate on 20m, a bit slower when I moved to 40m. Best surprise was Bert F6HKA. I was trying to pull out many stateside stations on 40m and suddenly Bert pops up with a nice signal.
One thing I'd like to mention however is this: it really makes it more difficult if I call a partial because there are multiple stations, and someone whose call isn't even close to those partials keeps running over the station I'm actually trying to work. Please, please let's show that SKCC members are better than that.
Thanks for all the contacts (exactly 42 to boot (extra points if you get that reference)) and looking forward to the next one.
73 Mike K5TRI
Almost missed it.
Got started a little late. As usual, since the sun was still high in the sky, stayed on 20m. QSOs started to fall off around 0130Z so I did a little S&P. Probably should have tried 40m then. Thanks for the QSOs and see you next time. 73 de K6ELQ Tony
With all that has been happening around the home front, I happened to be home with the radio on just as SKS started. Wow, what a ride! This made my day! The best part is just before SKS started, our dog Herbie who had been under the weather, came back around and is eating again. Vet says keep an eye on him but he should be fine waiting for his appointment in October as opposed to emergency care. Whew! Maybe it was all just a clever ploy to get me to be home for SKS for once.
Rig: Yaesu FT-857D -> Ameritron ALS-500M amp running a cool 200w
Antennas: Yagi up 30' on 20m and ground-mounted Butternut with 83 radials for 40m.
I apologize to those that I was unable to complete a contact with because of my poor sending. As usual, I had a really good time. 73, Gene
WOW..that was a fun two hours. TNX Mike K5TRI for WA ..nice sig hr tonight. Ken..N8KR.. tnx for the bonus...sorry we missed you at Findlay this year...73's and good night to all.....
Finally the band gods cooperated. Good turnout for the SKS. Rig: IC-7000 at 50w into dipole up 25 ft. w/ straight key.
Lots of fun, got a RST 219 from K6ELQ. That's my record lowest RST :-) Can't wait for the next contest !
Started out good, then the band went! But it was fun anyway. Heard several members running about 28 wpm. Faster than I can go with a straight key! Anyway, look forward to the WES next month. 72/73 Phil
Not bad for 25 mins. Again I forgot the SKS until after 9:30 hihi Dave
Nice condx on 20 and 40 to end a long hot summer in OR. Thx to all . . . welcome fall.
Hey, first time I ever worked the bonus station! Stayed mostly on 40m. Lots of OP there even though the QRN was pretty bad. Got a lone QSO on 20m. Pretty quiet there, even though the band was open. Fun as always! Got several new numbers.
Got a late start, but enjoyed the time I had.
My first SKCC sprint from my retirement QTH in North Texas on the Oklahoma border. I look forward to many more. All the best, Terry
Thanks SKCC. Worked 20 and 40 meters this time.
Used my new "1Watter" 20M Xcvr. I'm pretty happy with the results running 880 Milliwatts. Best DX-K3ASW/MD QRPp to QRP-2473mi = 2809 miles/watt. Thanks all, 72's til next month.
Fun one tonite, bands pretty good except for the QRN on 40m. Seemed like good participation too.
Thanks everyone for the Calls..73 Mark KI0I
Found this old foto of Outlaw #1
Fun sprint! My speed is increasing every time! 20 was good and 40 was CROWDED around 7.055!! No filters in the IC-718 made for a slow time on 40 running S&P. A good filter is on the list for sure. I ended with a few minutes on 80M but an annoying beep around 3.050 that kept washing out a potential contact (Sorry whoever you were, in NY I think) ended the fun for me. Got the bonus station for a first time too!! I'll be back!
Stuck it out on 40 meters for the whole event. Band sounded pretty good tonight. Thanks for all the contacts folks. Looking forward to the next.
Running my new to me ICOM IC-7000 and loving it. Lots of great fun. See you in next sprint....Bill
Propagation seemed a little short here. Good signal reports though. Thanks for the bonus points from Ken N8KR. 73.
Only had 30 minutes to play. Forgot SKS was tonight. 40 meters was in great shape with lots of strong signals. Good to work Bert F6HKA. He was S9+5db tonight! Used my home brew Heavy Duty Cootie tonight. K3/100 and Dipole @ 35 feet. 73 -Joe N3HEE
Grow Light hash made this SKS less fun and more challenging than prior sprints. Thanks to all that
dug my QRP out of the grass. 73 de N4ow
The bands were a bit noisy but there was enthusiasm in the air. Thanks for the QSO's and a special thanks to Ken, N8KR for being the bonus station. As always, thanks to the organizers who do so much so we can have fun! 73, Jim
Below average evening for sure but we get those here and there. Hope things get better for us next month. KX3 1 watt windom
An honor to be this month's bonus station: FT-1000mp, Alpha 76, Kent straight key, dipoles at 35 feet. Congrats to Ed-W7GVE, Matt-N3EIN, Ron-W6FPS, and John-N0TA, for finding me on 2 of the 3 bands I operated! Great SKCC ops-lots of fun - C U next month!
Couldn't work the whole sprint so I decided to try to see if I could make some QSOs with ridiculously low power. Kudos to K8EE, W4HAY, K2HT and KK0I for copying my 15mW signal! Best distance was Frank, W4HAY at 22,376 miles per watt. The best ears award goes to Jack, KK0I. He came back immediately with no trouble whatsoever, although he was only a mere 15,763 miles per watt away. I need to make a variable attenuator. The lowest I can go is 15 milliwatts --150mW out from the KX3 into my 10dB attenuator. (The KX3 reads 0.1W on the display, but it is actually 150mW out)
Until next time, 72 de Marty, N9SE
K2-100 and Hustler whips. SKS is one of my favorite activities on the air. Looking forward to the WES next month. Good to hear so many familiar callsigns. I noticed a number of SPC repeat requests and realized that I haven't updated my info on the SKCC website. So I took care of that little faux pax. So the callsign data will be correct in your logging programs next time.
Great time-Tnx to all for the QSO's.
EDZ @35 feet
HB Cootie key.
Very poor conditions this time.
Only activity was heard in 20 meters.
QRN very active and QSB.
Strongest signal was from K6ELQ Tony in CA.
New monitor - none of the forms matched up with font size. But I got 8 guys with good ears to hear my 5w tonight. Thank you very much. I did work coast to coast and some in between. 73 Ron E
Got a very late start. Was very pleased to see so much activity. Hope to put in the full time in October.
QRO for a change, with an IC-706MKIIG at abt 50W. Ant. was 43' endfed wire. Straight Key was the Nye Viking Speed-X (Classic rectangular). TU es 73 de Jose VE3DTI/VA3PCJ.
The SKS is always a good reason to have a late supper. Thanks all. 73 - Brian
Another good time. Band conditions were terrible at my qth. Sorry to the guys I couldnt dig out of the qrn. Normally work about 50-53 stations in a Sprint but always low power. Thought I would run high power for the grins this time but it didnt seem to really gain me much. May try again when band conditions get better. Cq'd the whole time. Should have looked for the N8KR mult but just didnt do any S & P.Used the 1919 ATOZ Double Lever bug in this one. Thanks for the qso's and will see you in the next one. 73-Bob-W0YBS
lots of fun band in good shape and I had the full 2 hrs to operate Dave
Worked 40 only. Lots of strong sigs. 73...Joe
GOT ON 40 METERS FOR A SHORT TIME. USE A MCELROY KEY THAT I HAVE USED SINCE MY NOVICE DAYS IN 53. THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME BACK TO ME. 73 RON
Used the "armchair" station this time, kicked back in the recliner with the Junker key and notepad in lap.
Life is good!
The 20 and 40 meter bands were in good shape tonight. I was lucky to work Ken, N8KR, on two bands. Had a good time and hope to hear you all again on the next SKS.
Much better band condx --- several new guys too
Just couldn't pull myself away from 40 meters tonight. The band was phenomenal!! Bert, F6HKA, was my first ever Europe contact on 40. Great fun--thanks to all the great ops.
Lots of activity on 40m. Sounded almost like the 40 meter band of many many years ago! Thanks to SKCC!
Camping on Pollywog Pond in Adirondack Park of NY. Not too much time for contest. Rig: MTR at 3 watts. Ant: End Fed up 30 ft. Key: J-38 . Thanks to all who copied my QRP signal.
Just a dozen fer me in the 2nd hour that I could make it. 3 on 20m, 8 on 40m, and just one on 80m (tnx Ken). Rig here was IC-7200 running 50 watts to all-band vertical (elevated). Big ole Kent Straight key. Fun stuff!
Worked only 40 meters; no great shakes on score, but had fun. Did get the bonus station this time, thanks Ken! KP3W, sorry,really wanted to make it work, but QSB took you right out; maybe next time. Thanks to all for the Q's and new numbers; slowly making it toward 'C'.
Great to be back after missing some sprints. Lots of good signals into Oklahoma. Used 20 meters until last half hour then switched to 40 and it was packed. Thanks to all. 73
My first Sprint! Fun! Only worked the second hour, I had just read the rules and that the bonus station was N8KR...and there he was at 7.058! Made my day! Thanks SKCC
Got in during last hour. Rig used: Johnson Viking 2 & Drake 2B. Key used: Signal Electric
The bands were HOT tonight. I thoroughly enjoyed the sprint and thanks to the organizers.
Well I only spent about 15 minutes in this sprint since I forgot about it until it was already past 9:00 EDT. Thanks for the few contacts I made on 40 meters. See you next time. 73, Art
Good getting Bert on 40M! Thanks all SKCC operators! PETE 73