Our 2-hour Straight Key Sprint will take place from 0000 utc to 0200 utc
Wednesday June 28, 2017
Dave-KD9VT will be our Bonus Station.
Have FUN !
Mark your calendar.......
Wednesday 0000 UTC - 0200 UTC translates to Tuesday evening !
See You all then!
Next month(July) Ed-W1EJ will be our Bonus station.
A friendly reminder...Spotting is NOT allowed during SKS...Thanks!
Rich - 8699S, SKS Manager
We are always looking for new Bonus Stations. If you would like to try it ( it's Fun!) we need volunteers for September through December. Contact W4RQ@ARRL.NET
|AK: 1 / 0||AL: 2 / 39||AZ: 1 / 18||BC: 1 / 10||CO: 1 / 10|
|CT: 1 / 40||FL: 4 / 47||GA: 4 / 114||IL: 6 / 153||IN: 4 / 65|
|KS: 1 / 47||MA: 1 / 14||MB: 1 / 8||MD: 2 / 53||MI: 3 / 68|
|MN: 2 / 16||MO: 13 / 244||NC: 4 / 91||NE: 1 / 11||NJ: 2 / 34|
|NY: 3 / 53||OH: 5 / 94||OK: 3 / 53||ON: 3 / 46||PA: 3 / 100|
|TN: 3 / 73||TX: 8 / 159||VA: 3 / 50||WA: 1 / 3||WI: 1 / 6|
|WV: 3 / 95||WY: 1 / 1|
Only a few minutes before wife figured out I was not doing yard work. Oh well, thus endeth my SKS! 73, Peter
Did the "search and pounce" routine this evening kept at it thru the sprint. Once in awhile I'd hear a stn pop up out of the noise level. Was calling with 100w with no success. 73 & thank you to everyone whom make this sprint possible ! Cul
The bands were filled with SKCC'ers...stayed on 40 until the last 20 minutes..80 had a calling..a fun evening 6/28 is my 78th birthday..what a great way to celebrate.
p.s. the pix is our PCARG FD CW setup NR0AD hope to have more CW ops in the making Hi Hi 73
Conditions were ruff in NE MO, lots of QRN, guess it is summer propagation. Tnx for QSO's, C U next sprint. Used a Speed-X key that was given to me during Field Day.
20 was short; 40 was fair; lots of stations
Still learning the FTdx-1200 and my stealth Diamond BB7V Vertical. Sure miss my K-Line! Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale
Seemed real busy on 20 and 40, a little action on 80. I think this is the second month I was looking for the wrong bonus station, KD9VT was the first station I heard, but I missed him and got busy on 20. Always fun.
Tough Night with Rain and Lightning in and about Central Florida. I appreciated everyone digging my signal out of the mud. It was nice connecting with some folks I hadn't talked with in awhile and a couple of new friends, W1LIC here in FL and VA3MA up in Canada.
I was running my IC-7300 at 100 watts into a Force 12 OCF Vertical Flagpole and using my Begali Spark.
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole. Since 20M was good at the start, I thought I might stay on that band and maximize bonus points without repeat QSOs with the same station on other bands. However, the rate dropped on 20 despite the band still being good. I spent about 85 minutes on 20M for 46 QSOs and then 35 minutes on 40 for 19 QSOs.
Best DX was Ken, VE7HI, in BC. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
Started on 20M and had better luck than usual there with 10 QSOs before moving to 40M, where I worked 11. finishing off on 80M for another 14 QSOs. Low lightning QRN levels worked wonders on 80 and did not have time left to work any 160M !
Thanks to all stations that we worked & apologies to a few we had trouble copying due to QRN. I think we had a storm brewing over Lake Erie & the noise shot up quickly. Thanks to all who help put these SKCC events together for us. 73's Larry
I started out on 20 meters using a G5RV jr antenna. Competition was too great for that antenna so I switched to my Mosley 2 element triband cubical quad. Much better results! Dropped down to 40 meters and worked a few using the G5RV jr. I have often wondered why hardly anyone uses 7100-7120 khz when 7050-7060 is so crowded. I made 2 contacts on this portion of 40 meters. 80 meters was totally dead at this QTH. All this using my old work horse Kenwood TS 520. Still a good radio. As always, an enjoyable radio evening. Best wishes to all.
Another nice SKS. 20m was open 1st hour, 40m was aslo good and 80m had some summertime QRN but useable. Rig: IC-7000 at 100w into dipole up 25 ft. w/ WWII Navy straight key.
Happy Dance when I'm home to run in the weekday sprint!! Only got to play a while but it was fun as always. Bands were in great shape. Had a senior moment for my first contact. KA2KGP couldn't quite pull me out and I'm thinking the bands are really quite and it's going to be a bust. And then......I swithched from the 6 meter antenna to the LNR QUAD!! What a difference eh? ;-) Thanks for taking my second call Tom....doh!
RIG - LNR MTR4b at 5 watts
And - LNR QUAD antenna at 33 feet
PAR Omni Angle at 35 feet ...bwaaaahhaaaaa
Keys - Kungsimport sideswiper (best sideswiper made (IMO) and the ever present SKCC Club Key
73 for now,
Found a few minutes to help out the MO Outlaws. 73
Thanks to all
ANT End-Fed Wire @ 25' in the Attic
Great fun - 40m seemed to be the money band. I could not raise much on 15, 20 or 80m. Thanks to all that called me. 73 Dave KD9VT 15315S
Only 10 QSOs for me this time. Kept hearing the same stations. Thanks to all.
Started out bad - I sent QRL? and my SB-101 blew the breaker on its power supply. Crawled under the desk, reset it, then waited a few minutes to let the tubes settle back in. After that, thing went a little better. Worked plenty of stations on 40m and a few more on 80m. Pretty good SKS for me once the gear decided to cooperate!
Enjoyed it. I was able to get Dave on 20 and 40.
Fun sprint tonite,20 got weak fast but 40 was good for most of sprint. I went to 80 at abt 0130 and the noise was loud, only outlaws were worked.
Thanks KD9VT for the bonus pts.
73 Mark KI0I
Lots of fun again, see you next month. 73 steve
Thanks to all who made the sprint a good one. Hope to see everyone in the next one. 73 Bill
K3 and dipole @ 30ft. Lots of fun tonight as usual! Used my trusty TR McElroy 1936A again. Thanks for the QSO, 73 Mike
Fun was had.
Huge Thunderstorms tonight - just got in the last 30 minutes - lots of QSB on 40. Activity seemed high. 73 de N4ow AL
Haven't entered the SKS for awhile. Much fun!!
Ran with my, new to me, HW-16 & HG-10B @ 40W.
Rick - N8XI
SKCC, The KEY to Amateur Radio
Conditions were pretty good here,
worked 4 on 20m and 6 on 40m.
Would have worked more but was a
bit tired. Used my TS-820s and my
Junkers straight key. Antenna is an
inverted V up 35 ft. Fed with balanced
line and a Johnson Match Box.
Thanks to all and I'll see you next time.
K2 10 wts g5rv... nice to see 96 new skcc mbrs past month. . Cw is growing I guess... super. !! I usually run qrp... no chip making projects in machine shop.. ha.. so, tnx to SKCC board mbrs... Glad u had a good time at Ohio hamfest...
See you in August then in 4 months you will be sending in the SNOW... ha.pix is of DUBBUG 003..... fun to use...
Dave email@example.com. 73...
First time since 2013 I've done the SKS. Thanks for the q's. Equipment here is an IC7300 @50W and a Butternut 6BTV vertical. 73 Paul NG7Z
Ant:80 meter Inverted V @ 35 feet
Very nice conditions on 20 meters this evening.
Tnx to all for the QSO's
Thank you Op's had a great time. The QSB was not as bad tonight. 73 Scotty NU0S SKCC 5880C Nebraska..
Used my old Kenwood TS-530S and recently acquired German Junker key. It's a great key to operate.
My first 2 hour sprint - lot's of fun!
Elecraft K3 at 100 watts and OCF Dipole.
40 meters started with deep QSB. Had to wait till later to work KD9VT as 40 got better as it got dark. Used a homebrew cootie key tonite for the first time. Lots of fun and not as tiring to use. 73 to all.
Better condx than I have dealt with in recent sprints! Used Bencher straight key with IC7000.
CUL and thanks for the sprints.
Got busy with non-ham stuff and SKS almost slipped by. Caught the last 20 minutes anyway for a measly 5 Q's but fun nonetheless. Good propagation today including 10m. Thanks all!
K3s at 5 watts. 160m loop, cootie key
Great Band cond. // only had 1 hr but made the best of it. Dave
I was able to make only four contacts on 40 with my 5 watts before an electrical storm started moving into my area. That's summer in Florida.
Condx seemed to be fairly good for me. Stayed on 20 for a good while (47 Q's) and switched between my KT-34A yagi @51' and the new 160 meter horizontal loop at 45'. With the short skip on 20, the loop would sometimes be up by 3-4 S units on some close-in stations. It was a good test for the loop.
Had 1 QSO on 40 and went straight to 80 where I got 9 more.
Rig: Elecraft K Line. Key for the entire event was the Vibroplex Presentation Bug from 1956.
All in all - a very enjoyable sprint with a lot of higher number members on. Didn't get to work the bonus station at all.
73 de West Virginia
Hurt my right hand so had to learn control and tapped out code left-handed. I write lefty so why not try to send using a straight key left-handed. I didn't send perfect code but I hope everybody had a fun time copying what I sent. 73 Greg
Surprised how active 20 and 20 were tonight! Nice to see so many having Fun.
19 QSO's me and my Cootie - Thanks to all for another good SKS evening.
Noisy, but another fine evening at the Sprint. Thanks, SKCC! 100W into a 71 ft endfed sloper. 73 from the West Virginia Appalachians.
Fun sprint, lots of strong sigs on 40m and 20m. Thanks to all who copied my 5w sig. End fed sloper up 25 ft. 73 Ken
Made 25 contacts, I think my personal best in a 2-hour sprint. Great band condx on 20 & 40. Used my IC-7200 at 75 watts to a vertical. Kent Str Key.
See y'all next month.
Got a 19 min. late start in this my first SKS in sometime. Worked S & P on 40 meters with my Heath HW 16 and HG10B vfo to 68 ft. attic loop up 25 ft. Lots of activity but many signals very low on my end. KD9VT answed my call but wasn't able to complete the QSO due to losing his signal. Good to be back and enjoyed the Q's.
not a bad night. Picked up three new numbers towards TX5. Lots of static on 40 but managed to make a fairly good showing. 73's
Good to hear all the excellent CW operators. Appreciate all the contacts and had a great time. Thanks to all who have a part in organizing and making the sprints possible. Great to hear George KB5AE after an eyeball qso earlier today! 73 to all
Stayed on 20 meters for the whole sprint, as it was in good shape. Lots of fun, and looking forward to the next sprint!
Homebrew 6AG7/6L6, 30 watts to an inverted V at 30 feet.
I believe this was my first SKCC weekday sprint in over a year. QRP worked very well. There were many stations on both 20 and 40 meters. Thanks for the contacts, and hope to be back soon. 73, Art
Thanks, mainly stayed on 20m on one freq. Enjoyed myself. 73 Fr Richard
Lots of fun! Quite a bit of QSB, however.
See everyone next time!
I only operated the last few minutes because of our local club net on 2m but still made a few good QSOs. The rig this time is a Flex 3000 at 5 watts, a Czech military key and dipole at 30 feet. Thanks for another good sprint!