|KG4W||Had great fun as usual. Worked only 20,40 & 80, to be honest I forgot we could use 10 & 15 so probably missed some action on those bands. Was nice to work 2 of our dx members Rolf DF2OU & Andy UU1CC plus Bob in Alaska WL7WH.
As usual, I faded away around 0445z 1st nite & got back on around 1230z & was on/off till the end. Didn't manage to work the 10 call area skcc keys, had only 6. Gave club info to many non-members. 73s till next time.... Ed
The propagation was poor because of the solar flare. I had to shut down repeatedly because of the local thunderstorms all weekend. BUT, I had a great time. I hope everyone else did.
This sprint was the most fun yet. Worked alot of new members too, even DX SKCC members. Got K9SKC on 2 bands, RI, KY and MS for new SKCC states. I collected key nr's from all call areas except 0,1,3. One contact was extra special to me. Don N1LU was my first and only SKCC contact made from me calling CQ, ever. Wonder how many listeners thought I was dyslexic sending key nr 37, thinking I was sending 73, hi. I like the marathon style better than the slot window, but then it's really not a sprint anymore. 73, Bill - NT9K..
Was able to attend the entire event this time so made the most of it: stuck pretty close to the radio; even ate dinner in front of the rig! The sprint started & finished strong. Most QSOs were on 40m; only 4 on 80m; the rest on 20m. Highlights: Got a call from Andy UU1CC in Ukraine on 40m Sat evening!... Jim W1WIU in RI--tks for new state!... Tnx Dave W1DV for QSYing to 80m... Got 4 new 'C' nrs toward Trib.
Weekend Sprint June 3, 2007
Worked 3 hours total (20 & 40 meters), 30 QSOs, 6 band C?s, 6 band T?s, club station once, 19 contest-unique SPCs, 4 band Gold Keys (NT9K twice, KG4W, KA8HFN), 100 watts (except 500 watts to work Rhode Island on 20 meters - a new SKCC state for me, needed to ensure that one was nailed).
Don N7EF SKCC#1829T Gold_Key_07
I had a blast. This is my first SKCC sprint and really enjoyed it. My rig is an old but reliable Kenwood TS-820S, G5RV at 30Ft up and a signal electric straight key.
What a great way to spend a rainy Sunday.
First QSO was with Ted, K9SKC...great way to start! Went to dinner shortly after, and when I returned to the radio 20 was dead and couldn't hear contesters on 40. Looking forward to the next one.
Wow, hamfest got me this weekend. got home and was able to get about 2 hours of the sprint in. Band conditions in Ohio were not good for me. Still have an S-6 noise level due to power lines. There was someone I could not pull out, so my appologies to you. Wish I could finally get a quite band to work the sprint. 73 to all, Don, NN8B
Another enjoyable Sprint. To bad the bands were in such poor shape. Started out good Saturday night, but had to work for them on Sunday. Wasn't unable to muster up any Qs on 80 meters, 40/20 were it. I did hear KH6/W3GW on 15, to weak to work. Didn't get many SKCC Gold Key numbers. Wanted the extra 100 points. Looking forward to the next one which will be from my cabin.
Tough conditions for QRP but had fun !!! Thanks to all who listened hard for me !! Getting more #s toward my Centurion !!!
My very first SKCC Sprint. Nervous. Lousy band coditions and other activities. Wish had more time. Thanks to K9SKC for my very last contact. I will be doing more.
Had grandson for weekend, not nuch time but lots of fun.Lloyd
Limited time but lots of fun. Some great signals and neat fists. See you next time.
Very limited time: Rochester hamfest Saturday, preached twice Sunday, thunderstorms all weekend, horrible solar flare conditions -
but this was great fun. Especially good to see so many Centurions and Tribunes QRV. Nice work to all involved - de Dave W1DV #1433T
This was my first Weekend Sprint and I enjoyed it very much.
I hope to do many more.
My very first sprint. Lots of good fists, very enjoyable. Looking forward to next one.
Had a lot of fun. Like "no" window version. Works well for those of us who can work an hour here, 30 minutes there, and 45 minutes later on.
Worked about 4 hours on 20 and 40 meters. Lots of QRN on 40 meters. Meet lots of "old" friends. Thanks to Andy,UU1CC,for a nice QSO from Crimea,The Ukraine, on 20 meters, and Ted for putting the club station on the air! Only 1 station from the west coast, thanks Don, W7EF. See you next time.
I was working with 50 watts out. antenna: homemade 65 ft long windom, 26 ft up from the ground Key: my LTA Key# 72
I had a lot of fun in this Sprint, but it was hard to find SKCC stations, we had the "fieldday contest" and much European QRM and bad ConDX, but I was happy to do these 7 contacts and Larry W9CC was a new SKCC point for me and I am looking to work much more.
I had a great time, gave me a chance to use a lot of the keys in my collection. Used 7 different straight keys during the sprint. Being a new member, all the numbers are new, and this was a great start to Centurion. Can't wait till next month. Thanks to everyone. K8NB, Noel
Had a good time operating at 5 watts with FT-817 to a Windom antenna. 40M was the best band for me. Heard lots of strong stations, but they just didn't hear me.
I hadn't really intended to participate, and it wasn't even in my mind until I saw mention of the contest on the sked page Sunday evening. I thought it was a chance to "shoot some fish in the barrel" and bring up my Centurion count toward Tribune. So I ended up working maybe an hour total, and did add about another three Centurions to my list, as well as give my number in a few first-time SKCC contacts.
Had lots of fun. Enjoyed the Marathon format even though I didn't get to operate but about 8 hours out of the 24. 20 meters was in fair shape but nothing doing on 10 or 15 meters while I was on. Andy, UUICC, was the only SKCC DX from across the pond that I heard even though both 20 & 40 was open to Europe at times. Only worked 4 Gold Keys. Thanks to WL7WH for AK.
Popped onto 40 a couple of times randomly with my shiny golden key, but no body heard it. Oh well, maybe next time I'll put forth a little more time and effort!
I was surprised to work more Tribunes than Centurions and was happy to hear the new SKCC numbers in the Sprint. I came back on Sunday to hand out some points and C bonuses, but didn't hear anyone -- glad I got in on the first 4 hours.
Did anyone else's score end up being their SKCC number backwards?
Should get some extra points for that!
Had a great deal of fun, and could only work the sprint because I was on vacation. Collected some more nrs. for the Centurion log, but guess I won't have enough in time to get a two digit Centurion nr. Looking forward to the next one. I'll be portable from Promised Land State Park, PA.
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