Our 2-hour Straight Key Sprint will take place from 0000 utc to 0200 utc
Wednesday July 26, 2017
Ed - W1EJ 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(August) Dave - KD9VT 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
|AL: 2 / 36||AZ: 1 / 4||BC: 2 / 7||CA: 3 / 21||CT: 2 / 23|
|FL: 3 / 62||GA: 4 / 70||IL: 2 / 77||IN: 4 / 115||KY: 2 / 52|
|MA: 2 / 22||MB: 1 / 1||MD: 1 / 40||ME: 1 / 45||MI: 4 / 103|
|MO: 11 / 145||MS: 1 / 14||NC: 2 / 33||NH: 1 / 52||NJ: 1 / 29|
|NV: 1 / 9||NY: 4 / 62||OH: 6 / 66||OK: 1 / 5||ON: 2 / 27|
|PA: 4 / 117||RI: 1 / 1||SC: 2 / 18||TN: 3 / 83||TX: 8 / 122|
|VA: 3 / 62||WI: 2 / 41||WV: 4 / 77|
ONLY two stations herd here SOCAL..LOGGED KE8CEW and K0RO..nothing herd 40m..TNX AA6AC Bob CA 6276S
80W/MA5V trap vert..
After not being able to participate in the last few sprints, feels great to be back. Lot of fun compressed in two hours!
I managed to make contacts on 40 and 80m. 40m was very busy, with several strong stations that had callers all the time, 80m a little more relaxed.
Thank you everyone! See you in the next.
Nice to hear all the stations calling, S & P on 40 and 80 in the limited time I had...thanks to all 73 Rick
p.s tks W1TAG new # es Mo.Outlaw KI0I
Got started 23 minutes late but 20 meters was fairly open for me. Worked both coasts but the east shut down around 0100 leaving California and points west still reachable.
Prize contact for the night was Stan,ZL2BLQ
skcc4356T in New Zealand. He heard my CQ and we had a short but good QSO. As always, a fun event.
40M was full of SKCC sigs in NH, thanks guys
My first SKCC action since surgery in June. I think the antennas need some work and better band conditions would be helpful.
W8HOG, Jerry, had his DX-40 on with a distinctive chirp. Maybe a bad crystal or those old electrolytics may be dry.
K2PI was worked on two bands. Nothing but static was heard on 80 Meters.
Lot's of stations heard. I jumped from band to band 80, 40, and 20...73,Hank PU...gee
QRN high but enjoyed the sprint, thanks for the QSO's
Nice to see so much activity. Lots of strong signals on 40M and 80M, but 20M was unproductive, and mostly shut down 30 minutes in.
Thanks for the QSO's. Great fun.
K3 @100W, ZS6BKW dipole @50 FT
Signal Electric straight key
Viz-Key Vertical bug
This was a fun sprint. I never once had to call CQ a second time or spend time hunting around. There were lots of stations and the bands were good for a change.
20 was tough but snagged W1EJ. 40 went long quick and not a lot of activity on 80. Still had fun.
73 to all
Very good activity despite high QRN conditions.
Operated the last 50 minutes of the SKS on 40M only. Running my B&W 5100B and SX-101A and 1919 Blue Racer Bug. Had fun!
Recently got an IC-7300 and put up my FD end fed between 2 trees for the summer. Tried seeing what low power and a single wire antenna could do in the SKS. If the photo works, it is of the feed point (RG 178 to an UNUN)
Very poor conditions from Florida tonight on 40M. Heard lots of strong stations, but, they sure didn't hear me! Called CQ till the fingers fell off. Enjoyed the event anyway, as always. Thanks for the opportunity.
Rig: IC-7300 at 100 Watts into Force12 OCF Vertical Flagpole with a Begali Spark Key.
Nothing heard on 20. S9+ QRN on 80. 40 in fair shape. Still ... enjoyable as usual.
IC-7000 @20Watts to end-fed 50ft. wire running atop 4ft. wooden fence. J-37 key.
Thought KD9VT was the Bonus Station.
Conditions were better than I expected. Thanks to all who supported this month's SKS.
Experimental antenna. Temperamental battery, quit after an hour. Still fun.
surprised to see both 40 & 80 in good shape here tonight. The picture is the Vermilion Police boat-there is a fine for creating wake in the lagoons- thanks to all who help put the sprints together...
Good band conditions this SKS. Nice turnout of SKS hunters on 40 & 80m. Rig: IC-7000 at 50w. into dipole up 25 ft. w/ WWII German military key.
I missed a few this time. 20M was quiet and 40M had a bit of static.
Thank You for the SKS QSO's.
Less than great condx but lots of fun. I stayed on 40m all night and kept the same freq until the last 15 minutes then someone grabbed it. Time to turn the big knob anyway. Thanks to all that called me. 73 Dave
Worked the full SKS on 40m. 40m was the best it's been in ages. Lots of signals and almost no noise.
This was the first event I've worked with the full Heathkit setup: SB-101, SB-640 external LMO, and SB-600 speaker (with HP-23B inside). Everything worked and no smoke!
Had a great time operating multi-multi from Ted's K8AQM's shack. Thanks to Ken K8KIC for helping out on 40m. Even had Don S. a Veteran Radio Op that hasn't been on the air in 50 years come by and listen in to the signals. When he was asked if he could copy the signal he said it was tough but if it was faster he would be fine! 35WPM he said! Thanks Ted, Ken and Don S. for a great op!
SKS this month cut short by thunderstorms in area. Still fun for short time.
I landed on W1EJ on 20m for first QSO! Maybe that was a lucky sign cuz the whole sprint went well after that.40m was the workhorse here and a few Q`s were made at the end on 80m.
Nice to work fellow outlaws , N0UMP,NZ0T,and K0KEX. Missed #1 outlaw tho.
Thamks everyone for the calls and making for fun two hours.
73 Mark KI0I
Another fun night, thanks all. 73
It was fun, 73 everyone!
The propagation gods were not smiling on me on this one. Thanks for the q's and cul....Bill
K3 and a dipole @ 40ft. Lots of fun tonight since the poor WX has kept me off the air for a couple weeks. Thanks for the QSO, CU next time. 73 Mike
Another fun SKS with out working my own SPC ! QRN on 80 was quite low, Plasma RFI was high. 20 was good early, 40 was packed. CU all next month, 73 de N4ow, AL
Bands seemed quite just about all day but great for the SKS.
Lots of noise but many good signals on 40,so stayed there for the night. Tnx fer the QSOs. Hpe to see you all next month. God Bless es Best 73 Ron
Started out with my new to me Vibroplex bug which was a disaster - my apologies to the few stations I worked with it. I'm amazed anyone could copy me. I learned to use a paddle backwards so using a bug is a real problem for me. Switched to my J-38 and all was well after.
20m only. Thanks for the sprint! CUL
Conditions not too bad here in MA. Lots of nice sounding fists heard. 73.
Used a very nice Western Union 2A legless key made by Thompson-Levering. Smooth action, with fairly loud "clicks and clacks." Conditions were pretty good, but worked no other stations from New England. Thanks to all.
Started on 20 but it went out fast, made a few on 40 and then switched to 80 and stayed there as condx were very good on 80, noise was not bad for summer and there were a lot of stations there towards the end. 35 stns worked on 80.
I wished more stations would check 80 in the summer time - noise might be a bit high but many if not most signals are way above the QRN.
My "new" 160 meter horizontal loop at 45' seemed to play well on 80 and this was it's first big test on that band. Used it on 20 and 40 as well.
Rig: Elecraft K Line to 160 Horizontal Loop. Keys: German Junker straight key & Vibroplex Presentation Bug from '63.
First cool evening in a while and opened the window by the station and the breeze felt good.
Had great fun and 73 to all de West Virginia, Dave
Made 4 contacts on 20 then shifted to 40. Much more action there. Wish more people heard me.
Lots of fun on 20m tonight till 01:30, then on 40m to the end. Good mix on both bands tonight with ME, NH, CT, BUT NO W1EJ ! LOL! MI, IN, OH, and out to NM, NV and UT. Thanks to all for another FUN sprint! See all Y'all next month!
Fun, but tough conditions. Thanks to Ken N8KR for helping with the operation.
Only worked 40m, band seemed pretty good for a change. LNR MTR 3 bander at 4w into EFHF sloper up 25ft. Palm Radio PPK straight key. Tnx to all who copied my sig. 73 Ken
Been struggling a bit with QRP lately, so I fired up my 3-500Z. The bands seemed to have loosened up! IC-7300/AL80B/800W to a double bazooka for 20M and inverted V's for 40M and 80M, all at 30 feet. I wish the sprint were extended a bit this time around since 80M seemed to have quite a bit of activity this evening! 73, c u all agn!
Worked a few of the strong stations on 40 using QRP. Nothing much heard on 20. Rig is Elecraft K3, antenna is 40 meter dipole at 15 feet, and key is Begali Blade. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
I got on late tonight but got one. Makes it all worth it. Thanks Bert for the contact from this QRP station. See you next time
A lot of activity on both 40 and 80 for a change. Of course the bands were noisy for me but managed to pull out a few. Thanks to all who heard me and was able to pull me out of the QRM and QRN. Already looking forward to next months sprints. Rig was an Icom IC-746PRO turned down to 5 watts into a ZS6BKW up about 32 feet at the center and 20 feet at the ends. Key was a Japanese JJ-38. I have made a Sideswiper that I hope to be able to use next month. The very best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave