|25||K8PRC||Pedestrian Amateur Radio Club||14046||OH||84||35||24/21/3||900||4,425|
|54||KF5NRO||George E. Paxson Jr.||13863C||TX||45||23||15/19/0||650||2,100|
|17||K8PRC||Pedestrian Amateur Radio Club||14046||OH||84||35||24/21/3||900||4,425|
|40||KF5NRO||George E. Paxson Jr.||13863C||TX||45||23||15/19/0||650||2,100|
|AK: 1 / 3||AL: 4 / 52||ARG: 1 / 2||AZ: 2 / 134||BRA: 1 / 21|
|CA: 13 / 523||CO: 2 / 55||CRC: 1 / 5||CT: 4 / 124||ENG: 1 / 21|
|ESP: 1 / 15||FIN: 1 / 10||FL: 9 / 290||FRA: 2 / 143||GA: 9 / 559|
|GER: 1 / 6||HI: 1 / 9||IL: 8 / 138||IN: 6 / 122||JER: 1 / 2|
|KS: 2 / 168||KY: 3 / 122||LA: 1 / 12||MA: 8 / 163||MB: 1 / 16|
|MD: 8 / 297||ME: 1 / 41||MEX: 1 / 4||MI: 5 / 81||MN: 3 / 66|
|MO: 12 / 397||MS: 2 / 63||MT: 2 / 8||NC: 7 / 440||NE: 1 / 66|
|NED: 1 / 6||NH: 2 / 141||NJ: 4 / 228||NS: 2 / 13||NV: 1 / 7|
|NY: 10 / 268||OH: 14 / 490||OK: 3 / 74||ON: 4 / 28||OR: 4 / 43|
|PA: 5 / 262||PR: 2 / 85||RI: 2 / 70||SC: 2 / 264||SK: 2 / 11|
|TN: 4 / 394||TX: 19 / 479||VA: 7 / 265||VT: 1 / 64||WA: 4 / 65|
|WI: 4 / 391||WV: 2 / 70||WY: 1 / 100|
I didn't have much time to participate in this weekend's sprint but had a lot of fun when I could get on the air. Thanks to all.
Another great WES. Thanks to all.
CONDITIONS appeared FAIR..Few contacts on 15m bulk on 20m. Managed to find enough for "BUCKEYES
and DUCKS..no H I O R in collection..HAD some fun.
TNX to ALL AA6AC Bob 6276T CA.
My offering to the QRP Gods, who did smite my IC-718 whilst installing an INRAD CW filter! A casual 30 contacts on 40 & 20m all over the US plus--thanks to Bert's ears--1 to France on 40m. Had to break through Aloha Larry's AH6AX pile-up to make a contact within my own state--hihi!
N4EES must have gained some notoriety: He was my one found "S"!
This WES' mascot? The HORNED TIED BULL BEARS !!
Next, merge the logs and see if I finally found my "C"...
For me, 13 QSOs is good. Better than other months. Bands were better than last month too. Enjoyed it! Below is my bonus calculation. Didn't get any S call signs so that limited my score.
[CRIMSON] TIDE T-NC4RT I-K4BAI D-KD0V E-W7GVE =50 pts
A fun WES and I had more time than usual to commit to the effort.
Thanks everyone for the QSOs and especially Chris, W1RGA, for the last R I needed to complete all the mascot names. I thought I would never hear an R station. Jim
Too many things going on this weekend to give SKCC WES a real effort. Will be putting in more time next month! Mitch - AD0HJ
I only got to have fun with the WES for a short period of time, but going QRP did make it even more interesting. A big thank you to everyone who could hear my little 3 watts.
You would think with 135 callsigns there would be enough letters for ten teams, but no... short three S's!
A lot of fun although I only got to work WES for a few hours. I hope to work more of you in between the WES events for a BRAG QSO (please!)
Got to use my new VIZ Cootie. Just learning, so sorry for any rough copy! GL es 73. Ron.
Lotta fun - oh, if I'd only gotten one more 'S', I'd had the big one.. (lol!) Thanks for another fun event, Pete! Larry in MD
A fun WES. Vowels do seem to be rare in call signs! ALL QSOs on 40 m this weekend. YOUKITS HB1A 4 watts to dipole using a Vibroplex Vibrokeyer wired as a cootie. 73 de Steve
40 meters only with DSW-40. Not much time as usual. Used my J-45 leg key that I am liking more and more. See you all next month (well, at least a few of you Hi Hi) 73 Peter
Another fun WES, I love these word contests. I want to send a special thank you to EA5IIK for his persistence - weak signal, QSB and a lot of QRM at my end and he wouldn't quit trying to get the QSO - we finally made it took over 12 minutes to get a 2 1/2 minute QSO. I added 16 new calls to my log. Looking forward to the next one. Thanks all for the QSO's
Howdy all. Since last months WES the aurora has been very active overhead and combined with increased gamma radiation exposure to us folks up north. Hasnt helped my addiction to bug keys at all. Left my radios on for the entire weekend determined to log a contact. Wanna thank AC7CG, W8BFX and W7GVE for digging deep down into the noise floor for my signals. You guys have amazing weak signal detection capabilities ! If yall ever apply for a job at say SETI or a deep space radio telescope site you'll do well. 73 Cul de AL7JK, John
very poor condx this WES :-(
no bonus and I can name the few QSOs here
Thank you very much for the QSO Ron AC2C, Bert F6HKA, Mark KO1U, Dan W9DLN, Daniele IW9HKW and Larry AH6DX !
see you all next WES
73 Joerg DL9YCS
Unfortunately very bad condx,spent many hours cq-ing but only 15 qso-s, TS130 S , 100W , vertical on Tx and loop on Rx,mainly 20 m band.
I have collected a lot of letters for mascots names but not even one "S" , so couldnt complete no name...Anyway, I have enjoyed the WES AND and expecting the next.Many thanks for my corresponsals for the qso-s and for who heard/called me and I didnt...73s, Andy.
Propagation was very poor but I was glad to have 27 contacts, one new member (WA1SKQ, Rich) and one new DXC country, thanks to Art, MJ/WK2S from Jersey Island.
I was able to write Ducks, Tigers, Bears, Crimson Tide and half Horned Frogs teams for a 450 bonus.
See you all next time !
Not as bad as I thought it would be propagation wise. 20m was quite good to the USA roughly between 2000z and 2200z on both days. Still not improving my tally for T x 8 though. I have been stuck on needing 47 for 44 days now HI.
73 John / G0RDO / SKCC 2133T
Picture is of Jelm Mountain Infrared Observatory. My station is about 1,000' below it at 9100' and located in Albany County WY, SW of Laramie at maidenhead coordinate DN71AC. I set up Friday evening after 3 QRP SOTA activations during the day with Mountain Topper transceiver built by Dale-WC7S. WES station was a Kenwood TS-480SAT, with about 90 watts to a ZS6BKW G5RV antenna at about 35', and Czech military SK key. After setting up I enjoyed QSO's with some SKCC'ers that evening. Started WES at 1201 UTC on Saturday with WB5UAA, and stopped with 100 QSO's, the last being N4EES at 22:24 UTC. Weather was wonderful - blue skies and got to about 70 degrees during the day. Thanks for the QSO's, and thanks to all the volunteers who make SKCC such an interesting organization with events such as this one.
Interesting conditions, enjoyed reading all the comments for this WES. After tallying I realized I needed to work lot's of call's with S...
73 all CU on the bands...Rick
Condx up & down agn - 599 could drop to 449 in seconds. But still lots of fun. Who thinks up the wacky bonuses? I ran out of S's too soon. My cootie is sounding better, I think, and it does give my arm and wrist a rest. Looking forward to the next sprint!
Vy 73 to all, Lee K1LEE
Limited operating time, but had fun.
Where were all the call signs with "S"? Thanks for the QSO's. Looking forward to next sprint.
Yaesu FT817 @ 5 watts/ Homebrew 40&20 mtr 9"antennas
Operated from the backyard Sunday afternoon with a pair of my newest creations. An 8 1/2" tall 40 meter antenna and a 9" tall 20 meter antenna...Both were only 24" off the ground sitting on the arm of a chair! Amazed myself with a total of 13 contacts...3 on 20 meters and 10 on 40 meters! Yes it is possible to work 40 meters with only an 8 1/2" antenna! My sig reports ranged anywhere from a 339 to a 589 - loads of fun, thanks to all who heard me and worked me! 72/73 de Jim K2MIJ
Put my little FT-817ND on the air for this WES at 5W output, and boy am I glad I didn't choose a lower power level! Conditions were rather marginal on the higher bands, and QSB was deep, fast, and merciless.
For all that, I lost only one contact that I started -- with WA4MXT -- who simply could not pull me out, but made a very valiant try. I didn't pay attention to the bonus until late Sunday, and when I started to match calls to letters, I quickly found a dearth of "I's", "S's", and, most especially, "U's". I spent some time strategically working people after that point to fill out the bonus because I realized quite quickly that I would have to put a lot more QSO's in the log to even come close to the value of the bonus points. Thanks to many, many, who worked me, and I found myself surprised to hold the frequency on 40 and 20 several times.
I for one am glad there isn't a team called the "Xerxe's Soussisians" out there somewhere.
Yaesu FT-817ND, LDG Z100 Autotuner, ZS6BKW dipole at 45 Feet.
Great Sprint. I love this club. Seen the most activity I have seen on 80 Meters. 20 meters came through for the last two hours, but 40 meters was the whole show.
Had a good time. I know I missed some replies to my CQ. My QRN was higher than the signals. Sorry. Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN
Had fun! See you next time!
Had a great time. Have gotten hooked on my Kent Cootie key since last month, and used it again this month! I appreciated all the folks who responded to my calls. See you all next month.
Kenwood TS-440S running 100 watts with a 134 foot Inverted L Antenna. 73....
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp. Was in WES only on Sunday afternoon and conditions on 20 and 40 were quite good. No activity heard on 10 or 15. Needed only two more letter Ts in the calls worked to get all 10 teams spelled out. I am sure the "Bears" must be my Mercer University (Macon, GA). Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
Fat fingers 400 bonus points not 4000!
Band conditions here in GA were poor, managed to get on a few times over the weekend on 20M and 40M 73, Steve K4JPN
Actually got to spend more time in the WES than usual. 20M and 40M were OK.
I was only able to get on for the last hour, but still fun. As we all suffer from the smoke of the wild fires here Northern CA. Bert, K6CSL
My first WES since May and it didn't disappoint.
The bands were "yucky". QSB would have signals going from 599 to ESP in seconds. Missed WAS by four (again!), lacking DE, IA, NM and NV. I only heard/worked two EU stations, F6HKA (Bert was way down from his normal level) and HB9TU (non-SKCC with a NONE). Where were Asia and SA? Didnít hear any.
Then there was the local neighborhood nighttime noise (static crashes) coming from an E-W direction that gave me fits on 40m. This started a few days ago. Gotta track that one down! I know there were many missed QSOs on that band.
This was my first "word event". I waited until the WES was over to see what mascot names I came up with. Made a sweep with lots of letter spares. Many said the Sís were hard to come by. Needed 12 S's and had 22 spares "in the bank".
Always a fun event with many interesting challenges. Thanks to all who participated to make this another memorable event.
73 de K6ELQ Tony
Missed operating most of Saturday and Sunday morning. Go in 8 or 9 hours in the chair. Missed the sweep (bonus) by 2 ltrs (R & S) but got Nine of the Teams. Just ran out of time. Mostly Hunt-n-Pounce ops but did some CQin also. Iffy conditions, No EU found their way into my log. Jerry
Tough conditions, but thanks for each and every QSO! Might I suggest a rally time on the low bands? I did manage to get a few new numbers and for that I am also grateful.
Saturday I spent several hours away from home and the shack working on setting up computers to connect to K3S's that are headed to Heard Island next year as part of the VK0EK effort. Saturday evening the XYL and I went to a dear friend's going-away party.
Other family matters kept hours on the air to just a few. But I enjoyed the time I was on the air. Might have added a new number or two. :-). See you next month.
Git on air Saturday evening for an hour and a quarter 2/3 on 40 and 1/3 on 80M, and one final QSO on 15M, 15 hours later. Got some good DX to CA and AZ on 40M ! Hope to make up time that I missed when I missed a few sprints this summer.
Pic-right to left..N3JJT, Ped 1, KD8BBK, Ped 2, and KD8ENV, Ped3. Ped 1 and Ped 2 was on nthe key. Ped 3 stopped by for a visit on Sunday. We pulled my camper out to a state park and had some fun. We used Tony's,(Ped 2) new IC 7200, my Viz 90 degree bug, and a G5RV Jr.
73, CUL Scott Ped 1
Worked a few on Saturday night but had to get up early Sunday morning for the Findlay (OH) Hamfest. We never saw Dave Sumner K1ZZ-who was their guest-but we did run into an old high school buddy- K8UMF- John from Lambertville, Mi & a great time was had by all...saw K8AQM's truck but missed Ted too ...73's till next time...
As always, lots of fun. Sunday night, QRM was really bad on 40 meters, which was GREAT. Lots of activity.
Great event as always. Just put up a new G5RV jr and I'm pleased to have gotten good reports on my signal. Thanks to all.
In the sprint only briefly, and the bare minimum score shows it.
Couldn't spend as much time as I wanted to in the WES
Thanks to all, for making the WES so much fun. Conditions were not the best but better than last month. i raised the 40m Delta Loop 20 ft, by putting the peak at 55 ft on the tower, most of it is now above the trees. That seems to make a difference. Best 73 7 God Bless. Ric
Ruff weekend! The bands were not that good here but managed to get a few at QRP level. Split between 40 and 20 meters.
Had to work just to get the Buckeyes, those s's were hard to come by :-)
Managed to get a couple more, lots of fun. Good crowd this month.
This was fun! Harder than I thought to get the bonus words......
Much to busy of a weekend. Used an Elecraft K-2 at 5 watts to G5RV up 35 feet. Hope to do better in the up coming SKS. 72/73, Phil
Super good WES! Really getting the hang of this. Next I will do more then S&P.
Enjoyed working the sprint with the 1Watter. WES is my favorite sprint
Got in a few hours Saturday while getting ready for a trip to the Adirondacks. I'll be operating portable QRP at night with an Alexloop assuming the photo trip I'm on doesn't wear me out during the day!
Not much time to spend. Condx up and down. Thanks to all that worked me. See you next month. 73.
Ohh for the love of the letter R..... Good fun. Bad Condx. 73 to all
A fun theme. Worked a good number of vowels but like everyone else, for me too few 's' calls were around. Did manage to squeak out 'Tide' and only one other with my single 's'. Worked all contacts on 40 mtrs, mostly East Coast but only three far west stations .. AZ,CA and WA. Tnx for the Qs and hpe 2 c u agn. 73
MY FIRST WES. TNX QSO - MANY STRONG AND CLEAR IN SPITE OF NOISE.
Thanks. The WES was fun. My log advanced to Tx1. It was fun to both pounce and call CQ. This is my first WES and likely the most contacts made at a sitting in my short HAM history. I had to switch keys to go to a slow light touch when I could no longer operate with the Speed-X. Good Time.
Had limited time but found old friends Tony/K6ELQ and Ed/W7GVE on Saturday night...daytime was tough and it seemed that people could hear me better than I could hear them. CU October. Don KF7DS
FINALLY got to spend some time on WES (12 Hours total). Loved the bonus selection this month. I actually had enough letters to spell out all of the mascots twice. (Took a lot of S's and R's). 40 was rocking for the last couple of hours on Sunday. Looking forward to more WES's. KG6MC
In support of my MO outlaws I submit log of contacts made while mobile in Missouri.
I started in Arkansas mobile and came home to MO.
Apparently no way to submit from both states.
8 Q`s MO and 5 in AR.
Thanks for making the time fly during trip home from operating in the ARQP as a mobile with good friend K5YAA. We had a great time roaming around Arkansas.
73 all C U SKS, Mark KI0I/m
Had a good time.. bands not in best condition. I had limited operating time.See you all next month.
A busy weekend not to play radio, but we managed to get in a few hours. Bands were not cooperating well on this end. I was barely hearing stations above the noise level, but towards the end (last couple hours), 40 meters was sounding pretty good. Only managed a few on 80 meters and I didn't spend a lot of time on 20 meters. It was nice to work some newer members. Thanks for all the contacts folks...and, as always, a very nice event. Catch you next month! ... and, oh yeah, where were all the stations with an "S" in them???
Only operated for a handful of hours, but I really enjoyed this WES! Hoping I can devote closer to the 24-hour limit next month. Watch out!
I only worked this WES for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon. Still, I had a lot of fun. As far as the theme bonus goes . . . where were all the stations with an S in the call sign?
Always enjoy the WES event every month - this one was no different although I had to sit down and figure out how the theme worked. Thanks for the spreadsheet to help add the score. See you folks next month!
Had a lot of fun this month and got the feel for things again, despite the poor band conditions. My best run was actually in the last few hours when I doubled my measly score from about 45 to 86! Not bad! Can't wait until next month!
High noise here but still fun.
My first SKCC WES. It was fun working a CW contest where I could keep up & improve my CW. Can't wait for the next one! Thanks.
Operating from the original Jersey. Poor antenna, KX3, 12W. Thanks to F6HKA and F5DE. It is always pleasant to hear familiar fists calling!
Using my recently purchased IC-7000. Really love this rig.
Sorry I didn't have much time to operate in this weekend sprint due to a death in my family, but I did manage to sneak into the shack and make a few. See everyone in the next sprint. 73....Outlaw Bill.
Back after long hiatus due to change in QTH. Nice to meet all those new members.
That was fun. Only worked 2 hrs. 50 mins. and only answered CQs. After the QSO I QSYd even if someone called me; It wasn't my frequency.
Did not chase letters, just happy people heard me well enough for a contact. Very short on O's of all things :) Tip of the hat to F5DE,F6HKA,K6ELQ,K1LEE and KP4SJ for the going the extra bit to work me.
See you all next month ! 73 de N4OW
Busy weekend with grandkids,birthday party, Church,thanks to all who pulled out my 500 mw, look forward to SKS
I was pleased to see the bands cooperate with my QRP station. A lot of fun as always. I thought QRP was going to be the challenge but finding S's was much more difficult than working stations. Thanks to the organizers for another great event. KX3 at 5 watts to an 80 meter loop.
Wanted to make 100 QSOs this month but bands didn't cooperate the whole weekend but had some gud openings. Another fun filled weekend es got my CW Fix in. hihi Also my 1st entry in QRO+. Tnx everyone fer the contacts. 73 Randy
Managed to get on for a few hours. I was at my mom's house --which, unfortunately, is a QRN-ravaged, antenna-challenged location. Combined with the geomagnetic disturbance on Saturday made this WES kind of, well, yucky.
KX3 at 5 watts, 58 ft OCF dipole @12 ft, Begali Sculpture Swing
See you next month.
SAMO-SAMO.... ARGO SIX 5 WTS NEW G5RV 80-10 MTRS.WORKED ONLY 40 AND 20 MTRS.MOST ON 40 MTRS. IT WAS NICE TO WORK THE QRP QSO'S... SO HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL IN OCT WES... AGN, TNX TO THE SKCC BOARD FOR THEIR TIME.. ON CW EVERY DAY WITH QRP, SO I DON'T CREATE MUCH QRM.... HA.......DAVE......73.....N9ZXL/QRP...........
MIN/MAX SKCC numbers were 83 / 14196.
20m was pretty dead for most of the time I was on... I ended up with 1 on 15m, 14 on 20, and 52 on 40m.
Nice DX from ON5UK, G0RDO, EA5IIK, F5DE.
Bands were not particularly good for me on QRP but did manage to pick up 3 new states for my quest of WAS CONUS QRP on wire antennas, only 17 to go.
Tks to Jerry K6III for the spreadsheet for the bonus scoring;
I had a family gathering Saturday so didnt get on til late Sat night; First qso was WL7F on 20m so the band was in good shape from my point of view; Then quickly got Dave KG7PVT and Bob AA6AC.
During a lull on Sunday I filled out the spreadsheet and found I was short R's and S's... not what I expected.. Did some hunting then had more family stuff. Managed to get 8 out of the 10 bonus'.
Thank you to Bert F6HKA for the 3 bands. Was tough to work EU. I only got G0RDO on 20m and that took some work...
Was another fun WES, and I did operate totally with the cootie. Its become my favorite key...
Thanks for the FB QSO's! Best 73s from Miller City, Ohio. de Mike (NO8C)
Better propagation this time in 15 and 20M bands.
Nil heard in 10M. No antenna for 40 and 80 M band this time.Was lucky to complete TIGERS,BEARS, DUCKS, BULL DOGS,and TROJANS for Bonus points. None heard from Europe .Good luck to all. Julio
Really want to thank all for these qsos. Bands were not good for 5w, but I'm very pleased with these contacts. Tnx Jerry K6III for the SPREADSHEET! 73 Ron E
Most contacts were on 40m. Was pleased to work Bert, K6HKA, on 40m on Saturday night. Special thanks to Chip, W9EBE, for his signal report of a hum on my signal. A bit of a surprise since I was running off a fully charged battery. After some head scratching I was able to track it down.
TNX friends, HR bad conditions, HI, 73
Deep QSB at this QTH on 20 meters. Always fun event.
Decided to go portable for the short time I had to work the WES. Took the UK/RT 320 and Buddipole out in the back forty. Fun WES but terrible condx. While portable also worked G3RSP who was QRP @ 800 milliwatts.
Poor conditions for just 5W and a long wire... Only Mascot Word was "TIDE"... Nevertheless, fun as always. Rig: ICOM 703+ at 5W. Ant.: 43' (quasi-) vertical. Key: Shurr Kleine Hantaste. TU es 73 de Jose VE3DTI.
Glad to read some areas saw improving condx; still awful here. Saturday worked every station I heard on 40 -- a total of 4!
But thanks to all who tried and especially to the leadership of SKCC for keeping some activity going on these otherwise barren bands.
Cu next month ...73
I mostly heard S9 static all week-end.Thanks to Tony,K6ELQ for the QSO and letting me prove that I was here. I checked often and all signals were way in the noise. I did however get a lot of the brush cleared out from beside the house. HI. I hope to QSO with more of you another day. Until next time. - 73 - Brian.
needed 4 more "S"s to get a sweep. ten tec Jupiter at 100w, vertical and 160m loop and cootie key. had a good time
Great WES lots of stations on and band conditions were much improved. Dave
Very poor conditions here in eastern MA. Hope next month is better. 73...Joe
Stayed on 40m for the entire event this month. Had fun alternating between the Sprint at home and the VHF Contest outdoors. A really good radio weekend.
THANKS TO ALL THAT WORKED THE WES. I LISTENED TO LARRY AH6AX SPEND A LOT OF TIME WORKING WITH A NEW CW OP. LIKE THAT. GREAT JOB LARRY.
My first WES using a Cootie. Still learning but I really like it. Thank you to those who figured out what I was sending and thank you for the QSOs. 73, Art W2NRA 11634S
Nice to be back at the key again, if not for a little while. Thanks, Ron-AC2C for the spot, it helped a lot- nice working a pile up.
This was definitely a 40 Meter sprint in NE TN. 80 was marginal, 20 was in fairly good shape, and 15 all but dead. Great fun with the Viking Navy Knob and 1922 Vibroplex Original.
Now to rub some horse liniment on my wrist.
See y'all for SKS.
All contacts while mobile - K4BAI in PA, WA4MXT in DE, KB5JO in DE and W4RQ in MD. While returning back to VA from a trip to visit family up in Philly. cu next Sprint 73
No time to play this weekend, but, I wanted to get my token QSO entered.
Had FUN! And I am happy to have my 28 QSOs this WES with my 5 watts QRP ! Must practice more with the Cootie, I was tired and sloppy near the end, thanks to all for making it another FUN WES !
Good fun operating portable with FT-817nd to Par End Fedz 40/20 wire antenna. Key was a Kent KT-1. Conditions were fairly good on both 40 and 20 meters.
No time to join in this month, so one contact from the mobile while heading to breakfast. I hope everyone had a great time. 73 Dan
Not much time for WES this month.
My work computer was acting up and I had to spend most of the weekend cloning and replace my hard drive at work. Everything is up and running and ready for Monday morning. Thanks for the few (4) contacts.
Great formula --- kept me going--- I continued checking 15 and 10-- only worked NP3CW ON 15 and nil on 10--worked 6 new ones and had fun..
A fun sprint, but my performance was somewhat lackluster due to other ongoing projects over the weekend. Even with only 1/2 of a dipole in the air right now, still managed a dozen qso's including the elusive RI from WB1AJX. No bonus points, short of letters o-r-s-t-u. Looking forward to next month after I get my antenna put back up. Thanks to all for their hard work and Jerry K6III for the spreadsheet.
That's a lot of S's in the team names, and it seems to be an unpopular letter in callsigns. I came down to the wire finding enough for the sweep. That last S was worth 550 points! Fun weekend as always.
Another great WES! Thanks again for all who pulled my 5 Watts out of the West Virginia mountains. I also enjoyed using my 1922 Vibroplex Original with a BUNCH of weight on it to slow it down. Oh yeah -- WIN 10 decided to upgrade right in the middle of operating Saturday afternoon! Gotta' figure out how to have it ask me nicely the next time... Fortunately, Ron's SKCCLogger kept all my data for me. And, a big thanks to Jerry K6III for the bonus spreadsheet. 73 All!
St.key sending is a bit ragged here but lots of fun, Hi
Love these word search Weekend Sprints! Gives me a chance to go all Rube Goldberg. Using the first letter of the suffix I got all except Spartans and Tigers. Using only the last letter of the suffix I got Buckeyes, Horned, Tigers, Ducks, Trojans and Bull. Finally the least amount of calls needed for a sweep was 28 different people. I also tried using the SPC and first letter of the op's name but that didn't work so well.
Overall the bands weren't too bad. Stayed busy most of the time. Thanks for all the QSOs everyone. Special thanks K3UK and K2RFP. Couldn't do it without you guys.
73, GL, Dan
First WES in a while-forgot how much fun they are!I was in and out both days but would rather have less time in the seat than more time because its winter! Thanks K1PUB for that QSO just under the wire-its been a while! 73 and catch you next time.
Fun sprint. Thanks to all who worked my 5watts. Key: Speed-X.
Thanks for a fun sprint. The KX3 rocks again. 73/72 Ray
J-38 Key. Portable station near Deep Creek Lake, MD
Wow! Not too bad for me - started 23:34UTC. Hi Hi Thanks all for the fun.
I spent a total of about one hour in this sprint in three sessions. Well at least I made a few contacts. Rig is Peaberry V2 into a Hardrock 50 amplifier, running about 45 watts on 40 meters and 25 watts on 20 meters. Antennas were individual dipoles up 15 and 20 feet. Hope to spend a little more time in the next WES. 73, Art
I was busy all weekend and didn't get to participate but I made 1 contact to keep the streak alive! Not a bad contact, 5watts into a low dipole on Sunday morning, 40m, TX to KS! I'm always amazed what you can do on 5 watts even with poor conditions.
First time on WES. Condx were very bad here.
40M was dead, 15M also dead, only 20M and signals QSB very fast to nothing. I CQ'ed but with no results. I was surprised that I could work the East Coast and Mid West, but nothing in the West.
The bands were better than I had anticipated. It's always a laugh working Hawaii by way of Maryland Larry! SKCC WES remains a fun event. Thanks to all and see you in the SKS. PETE WH6LE ALOHA from NC
This was a very fun WES and I liked the using call signs to spell things out.
I had to work this weekend so my time was limited but I had fun operating the short time I had. I finally caught John K0FTC/7 in WY to get that state out of the way. Thanks John!
Thanks to all who worked my QRP station and to the organizers!
Station: KX3/5W to a 100' Doublet @ 30'
Thanks all SKCC Members, it did little to the propagation QRP ... Greetings