Our 2-hour Straight Key Sprint will take place from 0000 utc to 0200 utc
Wednesday September 27, 2017
Jack - AC6FU will be our Bonus Station this month !
Have FUN !
Mark your calendar.......
Wednesday 0000 UTC - 0200 UTC translates to Tuesday evening !
See You all then!
A friendly reminder...Spotting is NOT allowed during SKS...Thanks!
* * * Next month(Oct.) KS8KCC will be our bonus station.* * *
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 2018. Contact W4RQ@ARRL.NET
|AK: 1 / 2||AL: 2 / 30||AZ: 1 / 12||BRA: 1 / 2||CA: 6 / 53|
|CO: 2 / 80||CT: 3 / 65||FL: 4 / 69||GA: 8 / 140||IL: 3 / 102|
|IN: 5 / 102||KS: 2 / 61||KY: 1 / 46||MA: 3 / 46||MB: 1 / 6|
|MD: 4 / 37||ME: 4 / 65||MI: 2 / 92||MN: 2 / 36||MO: 9 / 131|
|MS: 2 / 35||NC: 2 / 55||NH: 1 / 43||NJ: 4 / 60||NM: 1 / 10|
|NV: 1 / 23||NY: 2 / 57||OH: 8 / 179||OK: 1 / 28||ON: 3 / 36|
|OR: 2 / 32||PA: 3 / 127||TN: 3 / 55||TX: 11 / 257||VA: 3 / 61|
|WI: 1 / 8||WV: 3 / 63|
Herd and tried several. Logged AD5A (TX) and K0RO (MS) on 20m..NO joy N8KR..K8AQM..K5TMT..K3WW..N0TA
80W/TRAP VERT. AA6AC Bob 6276S SOCAL..
Good conditions tonight on 80 & 40. K3/10 at 5W to the Inverted L. Key used was my Bencher RJ-2.
That was a fun SKS! I worked a lot of stations on 40m and then again on 80m sort of deja vu. Thanks Jerry K6III for CA you were being clobbered by local QRM but you got through. Jim
IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE DONE SKS. CONDITIONS WEREN'T BAD AND GOOD PARTICIPATION. LOTS OF FUN.
This was my first SKS. It is always good to set a low baseline, makes improvement easier (grin). I was working portable in the woods at Bucks Lake using a DIY NorCal Doublet antenna. It did get out.
seems like my signal was strong. lots of stations calling me; but very few that I could hear.
lots of storms in the area didn't help matters.
73 and thanks to everyone who helped make Sept. a success. Matt AF5XF #17137
Great ops and great fun!
Limited time but got in the first 15 minutes of the sprint and another 30 minutes towards the end. 40 meters was good here with my MFJ9200 at 4 Watts (10.8V pwr supply). Great fun. 72 til next month. Peter
Tuned thru 20 & 40 mtrs, could hear many signals rite at the noise level. Kept at it, AD5A and N4DAG heard my calls, thanks to both you for digging my signal outta the noise level. Used my Kent straight key tonight. 73 to All !
Good conditions tonight 40 & 80 crowded..Thanks to all for the contacts...73 Rick
Member MO OUTLAWS
Stayed on 20 meters for duration. Not bad conditions but no unusual contacts--all stateside or Canada. Still, always fun and thanks to organizers and participants.
Very good condx for a change, though 20 for only a short time. Long enough for a couple of west coast contacts. Always nice to hear the old-timers and even better to work new members. SKCC ops are the greatest! 73 til next time, Lee K1LEE
Played for an hour. Almost forgot. Lots of fun. 40 and 80 meters pretty good with some QRN and QSB but all in all not bad. 73's Steve
Conditions were good in MO tonite. Started out on 15 with no contacts, moved to 20 and then to 40. Used Lionel J-36 bug and old speed-x straight key. Thanks for the fun QSO's C U next sprint.
1st day of operating in Kansas!
Tried this one with the K3 on 20 and 80 and the IC 7300 on 40. A few guys too weak on either radio, but the 7300 seemed to hold its own.
Kent key on 40 and Viz camel back key on 20/80
Only on for a wee bit tonight. Made a mighty two contacts :-) But WY0BS from CO was one and gave me a needed state for WAS progress and W8BFT from OH became my 99th CW contact. WB2SXY from NY tried hard and patiently to pull me out on 40 and 80 for my 100th contact. Close, but no cigar yet for that 100 CW marker. Great activity on bands and good practice.
Thanks for all the Q's this evening. I was trying out a new Bug this evening. First time for a Bug, so hope it didn't sound too bad!
IC-7300 at 100 Watts with a VizKey Vertical Bug into an OCF Vertical Flagpole.
Worked only the second hour. Worked only 40M. Good signals from coast to coast, but a little long skip for the SE stations. N4OW in FL disappeared while sending his exchange. Did work VA and NC with no problem. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John,, K4BAI.
Running 15 watt TT Argonaut V. This was definitely a QRN Nite.
All hunt-n-pounce ops.
1 on 20m and 11 on 40m
Another gathering of the "cronies" and this time we invited "Mr Murphy! Blew two bandpass filters and had some on again/off again intermod from the 80m station. Time for a station overall before K3Y! Still fun and enjoyed ourselves. Thanks to Ken K8KIC, Jeremy KD8VSQ,Mark NU8Z and Greg KE8CEW for manning the station.
Great to work so many stations on both 40 & 80 meters tonight. Band was long on 40 & QRN not too bad on 80 tonight. Worked Jim AD0AB - K8AQM - K3WW on both bands with 599 sigs. Thanks everyone for all the contacts ...we are looking fwd to cooler WX here as it was 93 Sunday at the Cleveland hamfest....73's Larry
Nice to chat with a couple of you though feeling very rusty here!
Sorry I could not make out who was trying to call me on 3.549
Very nice band conditions this SKS, especially on 20m. Only 16 QSO's on my Ten Tec Argosy II at 50w. into dipole up 25 ft. w/ old Junkers key. 73
operated my k2 at 5 watts on 20 and 40.
My second SKS. I'm getting a feel for this! I worked outside which made the experience different, 73 to all and tanks!
Signals were realy good here in East TX. 20 and 40 were both packed here and could not find a spot to call CQ so just S/P. Worked from 00:00 till 01:00 and had fun with the IC7410 and Inverted Vee.
That was fun. Got to play from portable sites while we were traveling. Operating from Lake Waccamaw to Bandits Roost across NC.campsites. Always fun operating portable.
Rigs: MTR 4B and KX3 at 5w
Antennas: LNR W4OP Magnetic Loop and LNR 10/20/40 EndFed.
Key: prototype LK-1 Kent LegKey
I didn't have much time for thanks for the QSO's this evening.
Started on 20, and then switched to 40 meters.
Good propagation. Alinco DX-SR8T. End-Fed at 25'.
Navy Flameproof CW Key.
Thank you all and 73
Good time as always. 40m was really alive tonight. Thanks to all that answered me.
Lots of fun tonight. Two S & P contacts on 20 meters and the rest on 40. 73
The first 3 OPs I worked were named Mike. I thought somebody was playing a joke on me!
Pretty good conditions on 40m and did well for a while. But then, nil. So I switched to 80m. Plenty of QRN there, but plenty of signals, too. A fun SKS.
I was happy to work Steve NN0SS because I know he always runs QRPp and he's a pretty good distance from me.
Had a good time.
Good turnout tonight and bands were in great shape for a change. Rig here K1 @ 5W to 232ft OCF long wire up 45ft. 73/72 Gary
Somebody just up and turned off 40m here in NC mountains at about 01:30z.
Well, i got a late start tonight, went late at the olvive garden with the wife and they didnt have a cw rig at my table, what nerve. lol. Anyhow, still had fun! thanks to all. See ya next month, 73s
It was fun!
First SKS for me , thanks all for the patience for this wet behind the ears Pup ... Made a few goofs here and there, but looking forward to the next time ... anyone who worked me and has comments.. they are appreciated .. 73 de KQ4MM
Used a single band (20m) KD1JV Soda Pop, Begali Spark key, doublet, and hand logging. Thanks for the Q's.
A little slow at the start but then it took off and a great time was had. Hope everyone had a good time, I know I did and thanks to all who make it possible. 73 from MO. Bill
20M was open the first 45mins with very loud sigs into FL. I did better than expected using my "MIGHTY HUSTLER HAT RACK" and one elevated,radial (see below). Hope to have the loop up next time. Thanks for the fun evening, 73 de N4ow AL
Well that was fun! Sure beat mowing the lawn which I was doing until 2345Z. Lots of noise but really good signals tonight. Running the Icom 7410 to my 80 meter loop and using an old Speed-X key. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to the organizers for putting these things together.
Great fun, good propagation.
Not much time for this one,but had some fun.Bands sounded in good shape.Tks to all for the QSOs. Ron/N8KZH
I only worked the last hour and only
40 meters. Conditions were pretty good
Here in Indiana. Used my TS-820S with
my Junker's straight key. Antenna is a balanced
line fed inverted V dipole through my
old Johnson Match Box. Had alot of fun
and I'll see you all next sprint.
A fun night, bands were in pretty good shape on this end, 40m was fairly long and 80m signals were good late. 73's to all.
Other commitments so only worked the first hour. Bands were in great shape. Thanks to all for the QSO's
It's been a while since I have worked a SKS. So it was good to get back in the groove! hope to be back next month. As always...best 73's from Miller City, Ohio. (Mike/NO8C)
Another fun sprint.
Elecraft K3 100 watts, 2 element Quad and 80M doublet fed with ladder line. J-38 key. Started on 40, went to 20 and then 80. Thanks all for the contacts!
Thanks to the friends of SKCC, only two qsos, the AD5A also could not hear me, terrible conditions here, CUL BEST 73 FOR ALL DE PS7HD Nat.
Crowded 40M band, lots of signals and QRN.
Lots of fun had again this month. FT 840 40M dipole and hacksaw blade cootie.
73 to all Larry VA3NU
Rig: ICOM 703+ & 5W; Ant.: EndFed Vert. long wire @ ~50Ft; Key: AME Bushwacker as Sidesweeper. 73 de Jose VE3DTI.
Bands were pretty good tonight. Havent been on for quite some time so it was a nice time. Thanks to everyone for the qso,s and hope to see you in the next one. Used 3 different bugs in this one. Figure I better use em if you got em.
Bands seemed in good shape so operated QRP this time. Many thanks to all who went the extra distance to pull me out. 73 Chris
Decent conditions, and by the looks of the panadaptor, a good turnout. 40 meters was great - the best since much earlier in the year. Nice to work some new folks. Just got my antenna back up on Monday - had to move it for some upcoming tree work. Thanks to all.
Really good band conditions tonight. I did something I've never done before in an SKCC event. I spent the whole 2 hours Searching & Pouncing. It was fun for a change. Thanks for all the QSOs. 73 Art W2NRA 11634S
Stayed on 40 and 80 tonight. Fairly good conditions here. 90 watts to an 80m EFHW at 50 feet, GHD sideswiper and a Begali Bladé straight key. CU next sprint. 73 ..
Conditions were indeed good this time. Stayed on 20 for over an hour, then 40 which was very crowded. Finished up with a few on 80. Al N4OW was strong on 20 but didn't work him there - got him on 40 where his antenna was doing FB. Wrked Gary KF7WNS on 20 & 40.
I kept working the same states this time - 7 in CA (but didn't hear Jack AC6FU), 5 in GA & TX. Good to hear a lot of the newer members involved.
Rig: K3 @ 100 watts to the KT-34A on 20 and used my 160 meter horizontal loop on 40 & 80.
Key was my new Begali HST sideswiper.
FT DX1200 100W END FED WIRE UP 50FT SIDESWIPER KEY
Conditions were too good. Could not find an open spot on 40.
Bands a little noisy, but had a good time anyway.
Bottom seemed to drop out of 40 meters the last half hour or so. This is the first time I've been able to do a complete SKS for several months. Great fun as always.
FB sprint action. Thanks all for the contacts. A lot of QRN and QSB on my end but that's all part of the fun. Some very strong signals anyways on 40 and 80 meters. Used a Vibroplex Standard SK. 73
Started a wee bit late, Army MARS net that I'm involved in went over the 8pm closing time (one of the few times I actually have a microphone in my hand hi hi). Ran 75 watts from my IC-7200 into a multi-band vertical. Kent Str Key. See y'all next time.
Nice sprint for sure....
Thanks for some more new numbers.
Out of 12 QSO's got 4 toward my S, all QSO's on 40M, except one on 80M (KE4OH overcame my high noise there). Checked 20M once but nothing doing there. Thanks to all for the QSO's this evening. Kenwood TS590SG to 68ft. long horizontal loop in attic up 25ft.
Lots of signals on 40 meters and 20 stayed open well into the 2nd hour. Thanks to all and 73
Worked the first hour on 20m with my attic dipole and 100w. For the second hour, I worked 40m with my attic random wire and 10w. And I even managed one QSO on 80m with the random wire. Signals were good on all bands. Lots of fun, and looking forward to next month.
Wonderful night for a sprint. I worked only 20m although 40m was red hot. Thanks to the ops and organizers for this wonder event.
Fun as always...73's all
The bands were in much better shape tonight than they have been in quite a while. I even made a few contacts on 80m, I haven't done that since last spring. Thanks for listening for my QRP signal, the rig is a Flex 3000 at 5 watts into a dipole at 30 feet. The key this time is a Czech military key, next time maybe I'll break out the bug.
Only used 20 and 80 meters tonight. 80 was the money band. Nice to see it in shape.
Thanks to the organizers and participants.
Station: K3/100W to a 270' Horizontal loop @ 30, Viz Key Bigfoot Cootie
Good band conditions for a change but I didn't do so well. Kind of lazy. Still running my Icom IC-746Pro into the ZS6BKW up 32 feet. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave
Great fun as always...sorry to those who worked me in the first hour...how the heck you keep a bug perfectly tuned for the sprint eludes me. It works every other time I try it and then explodes during my first QSO...sorry at any rate. See you next month! 73