|AB: 1 / 19||AK: 2 / 91||AL: 5 / 120||ARG: 1 / 38||AZ: 8 / 223|
|BC: 3 / 40||CA: 14 / 951||CO: 4 / 220||CT: 3 / 170||CUB: 1 / 26|
|CZE: 1 / 26||ENG: 1 / 22||ESP: 1 / 56||FIN: 1 / 4||FL: 10 / 363|
|FRA: 4 / 303||GA: 8 / 261||GER: 2 / 120||IA: 1 / 67||ID: 1 / 19|
|IL: 7 / 365||IN: 5 / 107||ISR: 1 / 13||KS: 5 / 231||KY: 3 / 55|
|MA: 5 / 108||MB: 1 / 22||MD: 9 / 219||ME: 1 / 6||MI: 6 / 248|
|MN: 3 / 115||MO: 13 / 457||MS: 1 / 46||MT: 1 / 11||NC: 4 / 435|
|ND: 1 / 6||NE: 2 / 36||NED: 1 / 3||NH: 1 / 55||NJ: 8 / 427|
|NM: 1 / 28||NV: 1 / 52||NY: 9 / 267||OH: 12 / 301||OK: 2 / 62|
|ON: 4 / 126||OR: 6 / 204||PA: 10 / 991||POL: 1 / 1||PR: 2 / 25|
|RI: 1 / 35||SC: 2 / 22||SD: 1 / 42||SK: 2 / 17||SLO: 1 / 9|
|TN: 6 / 248||TX: 19 / 769||VA: 6 / 301||VT: 2 / 117||WA: 8 / 241|
|WI: 4 / 408||WV: 3 / 100||YT: 1 / 85|
Best WES yet. Worked 80,40,20 and 15 meters. Used my autronic paddle jumpered to work as a sideswipper. My carolina windom did a great job along with my Ten Tec Delta 11. Made a lot of new friends in France, Germany, Alaska and Nunavut.
Kept me busy S&P 15m and 20m which was more active than 15m. HUNTING letters and States for WAS/S-T.
I herd the letters I needed but couldn't reach them
Between or under contesters. At any rate kept busy
thanks all. AA6AC BOB CA 6276S
This WES was my first QRO experience using 90 watts. This was my first and last WES as a Centurion, I made up the 21 contacts with NR's ending in C,T,or S I needed for Tribune and had 4 extra incase. I'm sure my normal QRP would not have done as well in 12 air hours and poor condx.
But, both categories are WES fun. See you all next WES. HERB
Very busy weekend here and very little time for the WES.
As always, lot's of fun. I could only participate for a few hours, and I was able to work Bert, F6HKA with my mag loop antenna! Yay! He has all the merit. Great signal here in NY. Thanks, Bert.
The last hour was frenetic, with a few of you with very powerful signals on 40m having lots of contacts end to end. I was fun to listen. It would have been great to get the contact :D Next time :)
Thank you to all of you that had the patience with me, I'm still learning! And thanks to the SKCC and WES organizers, this is the best club ever.
I see you in the bands!
73, AC2RJ, Ruben.
Thanks for all the QSOs. Lots of old friends as well as some new calls I worked for the first time. Jim
Was able to spend more time on the air than in the past - plus I'm getting better at sending and receiving code - plus handling some of the "mini-pileups" :-)
I had three keys on the air this time... The late 70's J-38 look alike from Japan, and the Vibroplex Originals from ~1955 (18 wpm key) and from 1912 (~25 wpm). Pictures will have to wait until next time.
Thanks to all for the welcome messages and putting up with my first SK operating since 87. WES was fun, albeit a bit nerve racking trying to keep from making too many mistakes ;)
Just joined last month and picked up a demo N3ZN ZN-HK this week after loosing out on an old ProPump ebay auction. Hopefully I'll have more time to practice before the next one.
Elecraft K3/100, 107ft inv-L
Fun WES. Made good progress toward Tx6. Broke in my new call. Thanks Guys!
Just played on Sunday. All QSOs on 20 m and 40 m using HB1A to dipoles. Vibroplex Vibrokeyer wired as a cootie. Just missed "Clarinda" by one "a". Guess I should started earlier!
As usual not much time but fun. See you all.next month. 72, Peter
This was my second WES. Nice theme.
Conditions were not so good on Saturday, only contacts on 20m. Sunday was much better, got some contacts on 15m and 20m was nice. Around 1900UTC the stations were rolling in like the Chattanooga Choo-Choo for more than 1 hour.
I "lost" some time to the AGCW-DL QRP contest on Saturday, but that contest is a mandatory for me :-)
Will be back in April!
Only missing the name of the great musician "MILLER".
One more time, I am glad to have a few contacts in the WES.
The photo shows me (wearing my SKCC cap!) in front of the Underground station "Télégraphe" entry taken last month when meeting our son living a few meters from this place in Paris.
This underground station is the highest from the city as it was built near the summit of a hill where was used a Claude Chappe telegraph station during the period 1794 to 1845.
Its my first time of WES and i will come again 73
20M Band was pretty good I thought, but I must get the MA6V vertical fixed, it's hard enough without the antenna playing up. Two man job, so waiting for son-in law to help.
73 John / G0RDO / SKCC 2133T
Interesting conditions, great contact with some new members. W8HBS 2x qrp, CO3JK Jav, WA0PYW & WT4Y qrp..hello to old friends, Welcome new members...hope for more time for the next
New addition Vib Lightning w/ stair gage for speed control.
Enjoyed the WES. 20and 40 were quite busy. Was thrilled to contact 23 states and 3 countries and picked up 8 new numbers. 4 to go for TX8
Another fb WES. Struggled for a final L - finally got it, thanks to KC1RL. Would have been fun working on Glenn Miller's "Pennsylvania 65000" for some numbers crunching. What happened to 20m? Dead dead dead in CT the whole weekend. Hard finding a crack to work 40m. Good filters were a must. Also zero beating signals - can't hear anything off freq when filter is cranked down tight. Looking forward to next WES.
Vy 73 to all, Lee K1LEE
I was able to catch a couple of hours on Saturday and a couple on Sunday. 80M and 40M were pretty depopulated by the time I got on Saturday night. Nothing heard on 10M and 15M provided only a few QSO's. The best action was on 20M as usual.
I marvel at F6HKA's huge signal. How do you do it, Bert? ON5UK was worked in a clear spot under the stateside traffic. Also, VY1JA in the YT had a strong signal into Nevada.
The Glenn Miller theme worked out pretty well but I could only get the three items once since I ran out of I's and R's. 73 and tnx to all!
Short amount of time this weekend. Seems like my winter weekends are busier than summer. Hope to get more air time soon. 73
Thanks for QSO's made contacts on 5 bands and condx were not great. Computer started over 100 upgrades Sunday afternoon (Murphy strikes)and caused logging delays. Still had a good time. C U next sprint.
Had a great time, but a part time effort. With VAQP coming up next week, it was all I could devote and still have the XYL talking to me. Thanks for the many folks who called me on CQs. At several points I had a few pileups going Must be the "I". 73
K3, ZS6BKW dipole @40 feet
Vibroplex 1962 Blue Racer, Vibroplex presentation used as a straight key
Weather was so nice it was hard to stay in doors but I had a lot of fun this month. What a great bunch of operators we have in SKCC.
Nice to see some short skip activity on 10 and 15. Good to work some European members. Seems like 20 got to somewhere between too long and too short in the afternoons. 40 was pretty reliable right up until everyone turned in for the night on Saturday. Guess I need to put up and 80 meter antenna to see what I'm missing there. Jody - K3JZD
Had fun on my Ten Tec Scout
Primary goal was 200 S/T members to jump from TX8 to S.
Tnx Jav C03JK for the FB CUB QSO. Hpe to wk u agn. 73
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, zepp, dipole. Very busy weekend. Thanks for the QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
Could only work the WES for a couple hours. Had a great time as always.
Ran my TenTec Arognaut V this weekend at 15 watts. Only bummer was not being able to find a set of cans with the appropriate plug, so I had to use the speaker.
Worked Bert, F6HKA on 20 and 15. Not bad considering I was using an 80 mtr dipole for 80,40, and 20. Had a 10 mtr vertical on 15 mtrs. Using a tuner and taking the SWR loss in coax.
good bug practice
Just spent a little time to get on the air and have some fun. Mostly 40m and 80m. Good times, and many regulars in the log. Good to see all y'all.
TS-940S/AT with the great LNR SKCC key
100w into OCF dipole.
Thanks for all the QSOs and cu next time
73 de Mike
Got more time in the WES than usual. All QSO's were dx but one. Bert, F6HKA, had an incredible signal on 40M and Vince, S52CC,gets a big kudo for hanging in and squeezing out a QSO on 15M. This is the highest score I've had in years.
Propagation seemed to give everyone fits this weekend. Lots of QSB and weak signals, especially on 40m. Then, during my last few QSOs on 40m I discovered that I had 6 dB of attenuation cranked in on that band, Oops!! Getting closer to making WAS during these WES events, only missed two this time, ME and SC. Far too few EU stations heard at my QTH. Hoping for better conditions next time. 73, Tony
First WES - fun! Straight Key all the way. Total time about 7 hours - fun to work a contest at SK speeds in contrast to other contests at 30 WPM. Plenty of time for snacks and coffee between contacts.
Good fun as usual. 80m was exceptional this time.
Looking for the elusive DELAWARE (not found).
Ran on 20m for the last two hours and netted several more states.
This Weekend Sprintathon I got started a bit later on Saturday (see below) than anticipated and I ended earlier than planned on Sunday, but conditions were in decent shape and the time I did get to operate was a joy with several runs on 20m and 40m along with some decent paths to Europe and beyond.
Since the canine friends/family we have in our lives spend a good amount of time in our shacks at our feet or by our side as we venture out onto the aether, you'll notice I almost always post a photo referencing the 'dog of the month' around this QTH. This month, pictured is the neighbor's dog Trish, who had gone missing over a week before and was rescued only after a very concerted neighborhood effort (to track down the people who took her off her front yard, and were thinking they could just hide her until the 'storm' blew over). Things are getting back to normal, and it was a very big relief to only have to worry about whether rain was getting into my Yagi's traps, instead of a missing (furry) family member being lost.
One memorable thing about this weekend's conditions was how quiet it was in the evening on 80m. It was like I could hear a pin drop along the East Coast. For once I was able to copy signals that weren't even tickling my S-meter. Let's hope these conditions persist through March so our fellow SKCCer and crew have a successful and fun time operating VK0EK (http://vk0ek.org/) from Heard Island (March 20th to April 10th).
Not very good conditions this time, but had fun anyway.
Fishing was mixed for my March 2016 WES. Saturday morning: I could not buy a QSO by calling CQ but had mixed results pouncing. Did polish off the special spelling task reasonably quickly. Saturday afternoon: 20 meters exploded into a feeding frenzy; the band populated wall to wall; I alternated between the Begali "Blade" and my Frattini "Evolution" bug Saturday evening: 40m was QRN, QRM and populated by digital signals to boot but fishing was very good with "fish" jumping into the boat on the first call.
I Still need two unique numbers for 9T; I thought I would enough unique numbers to make it and am a bit disappointed. After the fray; 38 more for Senator which is sort of ok when I remember that I had sixty some before the event. Lots of great OPs out there! This is the most fun I have had since things got crazy at the juvenile fishing pond. I was nine. Art ~ K7EP ~
Eek! - I mis-gave my own number/had forgotten! Also, my more-usual name is Steve, many people cannot handle Saz! I was surprised to hear "PS" instead of "WES" from numerous ops - - sloppy sending! Still, Thank you!
WANTED TO TRY OUT MY 15 WATT PATCOMM PC-500 SETUP FOR 20 AND 40 METERS .. DIDN'T SPEND A WHOLE LOT OF TIME .. SEEMED TO BE A LACK ON CONTESTANTS THIS TIME AROUND .. I'LL PUT SOME TIME IN ON THE NEXT ONE .. DID MANAGE TO MAKE IT TO FRANCE ..
Bands kind of noisy this weekend. Chores limited my time of the air, but as always it was still fun.
See you next month.
Portable QTH Granbury, Hood County, TX Grid EM12cl. IC-718 at 80w to 40m OCF windom up 15ft. QSOs by band: 15m = 14, 20m = 41, 40m = 7. Tnx agn for the QSOs. CU from MI next time. 73, Bill
Thanks to those that heard me! Radio was a LNR Mountain Topper Radio at 2 watts output at the rig. Antenna was a shortened 40, 80, and 160 meter dipole up about 30 feet and 100 feet of coax. The most amazing thing for me was Bert, F6HKA was able to copy me with a RST of 439. Bert has an Outstanding Station. 72 de Jeff K9JP
Thanks to all who made this WES so much fun. hope everyone enjoyed the good band conditions. Best 73 7 God Bless. Ric
It has been a while since I played a little in the WES, enough to spell Clarinda. I had a good time with the 40 year old Nye. It was nice to work Bert F6HKA in France on 20M from the high desert of AZ. I hopefully will earn my Tribune sooner than later. 73 Art
Bands were in good shape here. Did the whole thing with the FT-817 on a motorcycle battery and 80 meter dipole. High point was Sunday morning when I got DK7OB. Thanks for pulling me out of the noise Wolf. No luck on 80 meters this WES but the time change did not register yet!
Good Sprint. Thanks to the organizers for another
wonderful weekend. Used an Elecraft K-2 @ 5 watts
to a G5RV up 35 feet. Was using a Scheunemann
Morsetasten (straight key). This is my best score
ever! C U in the NAQCC and SKS sprints. 72, Phil
Only spent about 16 hours. I had company this week end. and also did a lot of cherry picking.
Unique way to participate - do a chore, have a qso. Rinse, repeat!
As always, a fun time was had. Bands were kind and I had more time to play.
KX3 at 5 watts
LnR Quad at 33 feet
SKCC club key and RCAF bug
73 for now,
I do so enjoy operating the monthly WES events.
First time doing the WES. Usually hunt for CQs, this was the first time I called CQ. Fumbled a bit when multiple stations came back at once. But I had a ton to fun.
Great event ! I had "In the Mood" playing in the background the whole time I was on. I'm always in the mood for CW. Thanks for all the contacts !
Loads of fun! Added several new numbers. Look forward to the nexr WES
WES is always a fun contest.
Fun as always. 40 meters was so so, 20 meters dominated my activity. Thanks to all that worked me. 73.
Many thanks to all stations we worked and to those that took the time for a chat. Guess my biggest thrill for weekend was when T32LJ Lee called me on Saturday on 15 mtrs , which was one of my longest contacts with the KX3 QRP @ 5 W
72 73 to all Don
Only had time for a few QSOs this weekend. All my time was taken up building a Lego Millennium Falcon with my youngest daughter:) 73 to all.
It's a record! 7 QSO's with 15W, first Canadian contact (thanks VE3DVC)!
Weather warmed up a lot since last WES, antenna won't cooperate. Best I can do is 15W :)
Operated from Rivers Edge Park in Waite Park, MN using an MTR-3B and 35ft antenna wire with counterpoise at about 3 watts. Last contact at the apartment, a block south, with a Hamstick dipole and TS-590s.
Lots of 15m activity on Saturday. And 40m was crazy busy on Sunday. My biggest thrill was working Bert F6HKA on 40m in broad daylight. That's pretty good DX for my 100w and a wire dipole. And I got a bunch of new numbers. Nice WES!
Did not get on the air until Sun. Band conditions fairly noisy as I worked 40, 20, 15 meters. I was pleased to make several dx contacts with my 5watt tentec argonaut rig; DK7OB, IK2DJ, and F6HKA. I heard WL7CXP on 2 bands, but a qso with AK did not happen. Thank you to all the stations who worked me. Cu next Wes. 73,Christine.
Just played a little on Sunday afternoon.
Had a great time. Bands seemed pretty good.
Another fun WES. Thank-you to all who made it so.
Only had Saturday to work the sprint. Seemed like a good turnout. Conditions were pretty tough for QRP, but did manage several 2xQRP. Thanks Werner/N8BB...we've only worked a couple of times before. See you all next month.
Operated portable from Arizona City, Az. W7/kh6oz.
First SKCC sprint, much fun. Spring weather kept me outside hopefully have more time nest wes.
Limited time this weekend plus had the WI QSO Party. Ran the K1/Annie combo ... giving the Eagle a rest. Thanks for all those "ears" out there. Looking forward to the next one. 73 all, jack
Another great WES, but at a bad time while the fish are biting! Just had to devote time to fishing with my son. Maybe I'll do better in the next WES. Always a lot of fun!
Enjoyed the contest, and wanted to thank Wolf-DK7OB-#14817C, Bert-F6HKA-#6069S, and Martin-IK2RMZ-#5278T. It's nice to work DX during the contest!
Good fun as usual. 80m was exceptional this time.
All Hunt-n-Pounce. Looking for the elusive DELAWARE (not found).
OP = Jerry (k6iii) NorCal
Great fun as usual. This time I decided to operate on a single band, 28MHz...there was a good DX PROP
TA33 - 50W - Centennial Vibroplex Original / HB DSK
Many thanks to all BCNU, 73 Walt - ..- ZUT
Nice weekend. 15 open to Europe on Sunday!
I only worked form about 0530-0630 UTC on the 13th, but had lots of fun! This was my first WES, which has given me the motivation to improve my SK skills and work towards some SKCC awards. QRP with my KX3 and 40/20 dipole laying on my roof.
50W, no decoder, only grabbed contacts within speed range during a few hours I had to play around.
Thanks to all for a great WES. I had a serious lack of the letters "L" and "D" and didn't do very well in the Bonus Theme. But - I made some "first time" contacts with members,and appreciated all the QSOs.
20 meters very odd and dead at times. 40 stayed long for awhile. All in all strange band conditions.
TT Jupiter and TT Eagle with Viz 90 Degree Bug.
Lost my antenna after 18 QSOs and spent morning, try to get it up.
Another fun event. I even provided some of the WIQP contesters with a contact or two. Should be able to pick up my Tx3 for sure with this one. Several new SPC's for me this time around as well. 10m was dead though here in NoFL.
Some complained of poor conditions, I found them to be very good. 80 and 15 treated me kindly. When Jerry, K6III called ME on 80, and then I worked 2 more CA stations I knew the band was HOT ! Great WES, in spite of my Grow Light Hash. See you all next month. 73 de N4ow, AL "May the Morse be With You"
What a great WES! It was a busy weekend around here with spring break and the grandkids moving in for a few days but I managed to get some time behind the key between scraped knees and the inevitable fusses. By the way, 5 year olds log poorly and usually in crayon, they tend to lose concentration mid QSO and are not very accomplished at using a key. Band conditions were good and there seemed to be a lot of participants. Really nice to work the DX stations. I managed to collect 34 new numbers toward my "S" and managed to sweep the bonus as well. A special thanks to Jerry, K6III for the spreadsheet that took the hard work out of the bonus calculations and another special thanks to Rick, K8PRG for his number and his "R"! Did anyone notice that R's are scarce in callsigns? The only ones I found were Jeff, WR2E and Rick, K8PRG. A big thank you to the organizers for all the work that goes into putting these events together so we can have fun! Icom 7410 at 100 watts to either the 80 meter loop or the G5RV. 73, Jim, N5JPX
Sunday only. Made 34 of 56 contacts on 15 meters. Next month I'll try QRP for sure!
Another fun WES, not a lot of time to work it thou today !
Thanks to the OPS who pulled out my QRP signal from my K1 and KX1. Key was the Palm Radio SK, great little SK !
See everyone next month.......72/73 from Florida !
Had fun for a few hours but had many things to do this weekend that were not ham related, darn it. Thanks for all those great reports from my 1 watt.
Tnx for the contacts. Ft 817 at 5W did well this time out. Mostly hunt and pounce on 40m es only 3 on 15m . Had fun as usual. See you all next month. Ron/N8KZH
My second Sprint and was able to spent a bit more time. Thanks to all the great ops that helped fill my log. What a great way to spend time relaxing in the Shack.
Just had a couple of short windows of operating time. Great to hear what sounded like a good amount of participation. 10M was open!
Equipment: K3S, Alpha 78, Vibroplex Presentation, Inverted vee @68'
HELLO AGN.. RIG: HB1B 5 WTS G5RV 35 FT INV VEE. LEGS AT 15 FT ABOVE GRND NOW ...USED ST KEY AND MY ''DUBBUG'' -- WOW- 26 NEW T'S AND S'S TWRD MY ''S''.... SUPER.
THE ''IF'' ON THE HB1B IS SUPER.. I WAS GOING TO USE MY NEW KIT, KX1 .. MAYBE IN APRIL....
IF ANYONE READS THIS I WOULD LIKE THEM TO CK OUT MY QRZ PAGE AND ALSO EMAIL ME AT ( N9ZXL@ATT.NET )THAT YOU READ THIS ENTRY ... I READ ALL THE ENTRIES FOR EACH WES WHETHER THEY ARE QRO OR QRP HAMS.. AND I LIKE LOOKING AT THE PICTURES.. SUPER.
SO, SEE YOU ALL IN APRIL AND POSSIBLY EVEN BEFORE THAT.. AND AGN, TNX TO THE SKCC BOARD...
Thanks guys, lots of fun...again,
10m was even open for a while!
very nice out so not a lot of operating time. Thanks for the qsos!
Needed I and N to complete bonus-Tnx Charles AI4UN.
Tnx to all for the contacts.
Only 3 qso's made.2 with SKCC numbers.
80m .. .. .. 3
40m .. .. .. 9
20m .. .. .. 10
15m .. .. .. 4
TOTAL Qs .. 26
Thank you for a very enjoyable WES. 73, Mark
QSB was a problem on 20 meters at times. Worked some new ones and had fun. What more can you ask for.
The bands seemed pretty good. 40m was cooking Saturday evening. I missed out on bonus points by not getting an R or an M. Nonetheless, I get more contacts each time I participate.
A very enjoyable WES. Condx were medium to good, local noise level was medium to low. Brion
Thanks everyone for another fun WES. Until next time - 73 - Brian.
Went with IC7000 and bencher straight key this time
to work QRO for a change. Thanks for the WES. CUL!
Thanks to all who worked me, and thanks especially to the organizers of these events.
Good fun. Invited several visitors to join SKCC and gave them the URL. Finished Tx5.
needed a L and 2 Is for all 3 bonus point areas, managed to get the name. Using a Elecraft K3s at 100 watts to a 160m loop up 25 ft and a 5 band vertical, ground mounted, no radials. Keys used were both sideswipers. converted nye paddles and converted brass racer paddles.
Contest was great as always. Bands were a bit weird. Lots of QBB. Thought there could have been more activity but, I did add a bunch of new numbers towards my "S". Thanks for the qso's. Used my 1919 ATOZ bug to bang out the Q's.
Great WES Bands good lots of QSO's and fun Best yet.CU next month Dave W0YZZ
Good condx here. Lots of strong sigs. Thanks everyone. 73
My WES time was limited for important stuff like work & other hobbies now that the weather is better. But every time I got on the air the bands were jumping. I think I missed most of a great WES. Thanks to all who QSO'd me. 73 de Art W2NRA 11634S
Not much time on the air this time, but much fun as always! Nice to contact Jerry K6III and Tony K6ELQ again with my 5 watts QRP
I didn't have much time to operate in this WES. Condx. seemed pretty good. Station: Flex 6300, OCFD @55', "Slab III" st. key and "Zig-Zag" bug..(see qrz pg for pix). 73.
Another fun WES, thanks to all 73, Dan
Casual operating over the weekend. Varying conditions. Managed to get the bonus via birthplace. 73. Mark
Although I had limited operating time, this was a particularly fun WES for me. All contacts were on 20M using my completely homebrew receiver and a modified Ramsey 20M QRP transmitter. Built stock, this transmitter puts out about 750 mW, but I didn't like that it had a chirp. So, over the course of the WES I made modifications to improve the note... lost some power in the process (down to 460 mW), but worked WL7CXP anyway at that level. Key was a Czech military straight key.Signal reports ranged from 579 to 239 with most being 559. Final SPC total: at 700 mW: NC, GA, WI, IL, FL, PA, and IN. At 460 mW: AK, SD, and PA. Not to shabby for about 2 hours QRPp operating time! 73 de Mike W5RST
My first WES and I enjoyed it . Used an old Lionel J-38. FB and regards to all who qso'd me
lotsa great ops--- 10 was dead so no big dx to report--- glad to see so many new comers -- CUL
73 /ED/ W7GVE
There was plenty of activity and good signals on 20 meters during my limited WES time.
Didn't have a lot of time to devote to the WES this month, but had a great time. Propagation conditions could have been better, but Canpt complain. See everyone next sprint.
Too many other things going on this weekend. Sorry for missing most of you. 73, GL, Dan Clean swept the bonus though...
Good fun. Tnx
Hi Hi..... Worked WL7CXP, Skinny.... Sez..., Sez I.., "Hi Skinny, I'm Slim". Got to have Skinny's QSL.
Bands fairly good at my location this time. Made my usual 30 contacts. Rigs were an IC-7000 and an IC-7200, running 75 watts to an all-band vertical. Kent Straight Keys. Bands were 40m and 20m. Tried 15m and 10m, but no joy there. Thanks to all who worked me. See you all next month.
Lots of fun running my KX3 at 3 watts into a wire vertical.
Only has a short time, welcome all the new SKCC members, 72, Ray
This was my second WES and I made 1 more QSO than last month. This one also brought be within 4 QSOs of the Centurion level. Thanks to all of the great operators who managed to copy my QRP signal.
Nice to work our DX members!
This was my best WES ever. Used all my bugs and many straight keys. Picked up many nbrs for S and had a BALL! Tnx to all for your help.
Couldn't find a call sign with an R in it or an O in it, but it was fun trying. Did all of my operating on Sunday during a gentle rain. The bands were virtually free from noise at my QTH, which was pleasant for a change. Sorry we couldn't complete the contact Rick N6IET. I got all of your info, but apparently you lost my 5 Watt signal during the exchange. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
Had fun. Wish I had more time to participate.
Another fun event, the WI QSO party and crowded bands on Sunday made things challenging. Worked some very respectable QRP signals on 20M. Narrow filters and a dirty relay contact didn't help. Will try to do a better job pulling you out next time. Thanks to all who participated.
I was out at our family farm this weekend and was using the Flex 1500 with my 1941 Vibroplex Original and an inverted vee at 35 feet. Longest distance contacts were VY1JA in Yukon and WL7CXP in AK, thanks for straining to hear my 5 watt puny-weak signal from Texas! I only had time for 6 contacts but got both coasts and the great north with only 5 watts, this radio stuff still amazes me after all these years.
Lots of time this month to play in the WES sandbox! Bands were in pretty good shape but S7 power line noise was hurting my ears. Fortunately it rained Sunday enough to shut those noisy insulators up. Looks like my personal best so far. Thanks to all the great ops out there and the 'management' for always making this a fun event!
What a great time. Lots of stations to work, decent band conditions and I was able to spend a little more time than usual joining in the fun.
Thank you to the organizers.
The picture is my new QRP rig. 80M and AM but a very nice piece of history.
Station: KX3/5W to a 200' Doublet @ 30' Homebrew Hacksaw Blade Cootie