|AB: 1 / 3||AK: 1 / 20||AL: 6 / 46||AR: 2 / 23||ARG: 1 / 1|
|AZ: 4 / 104||BC: 1 / 4||CA: 19 / 341||CO: 2 / 144||CT: 4 / 249|
|CUB: 1 / 56||CZE: 1 / 11||ENG: 1 / 26||ESP: 2 / 46||FIN: 1 / 3|
|FL: 11 / 162||FRA: 2 / 321||GA: 6 / 202||GER: 2 / 39||IL: 6 / 227|
|IN: 5 / 82||KS: 6 / 261||KY: 1 / 9||LA: 2 / 41||MA: 4 / 106|
|MB: 1 / 10||MD: 7 / 243||ME: 1 / 41||MI: 4 / 130||MN: 2 / 117|
|MO: 16 / 290||MS: 3 / 51||MT: 1 / 5||NC: 7 / 349||NE: 1 / 76|
|NH: 2 / 77||NJ: 9 / 230||NV: 1 / 54||NY: 8 / 171||OH: 16 / 428|
|OK: 4 / 164||ON: 4 / 132||OR: 4 / 140||PA: 7 / 597||POL: 1 / 4|
|PR: 2 / 163||RI: 3 / 57||SC: 1 / 80||SK: 2 / 19||SLO: 1 / 5|
|TN: 6 / 301||TX: 17 / 426||VA: 4 / 55||VT: 2 / 69||WA: 5 / 75|
|WI: 4 / 368||WV: 4 / 88||WY: 1 / 28|
I enjoyed this weekend's sprint. Thanks to all that participated. I met many "experienced hams", one with 69 yrs!
WOW conditions in TOILET...POOR at best...some stations herd once and gone...TNX: K3WW, KP4SJ, K1PUG, K0KEX, K3MD, KE5AL, W0YBS, KG6MC, AA5VE..Sure will be great when bands return to good..TNX AA6AC BOB/40 CA 6276S
HERD about twice as many stations as worked..many herd one time and gone...CONDITIONS POOR at best
also herd: W9DLN, KA8HDE, AD0AB, K3SEN, NP3CW, N8KR, AA7XP, NT9L, N5DY. AA6AC/SWL CA BOB 6276S
Between 02:30 and 04:00 April 10th my WES dreary conditions were brightened when I was "pounced upon for 19 consecutive QSO's. A case for the hunted being more productive than the hunter?
Kind of interesting with the QRP group contest also going on, but it was an enjoyable weekend. Thanks to all the fellow SKCC members who exchanged info with me.
Just a few minutes to play, but WOW! Look at all those big "I've been a ham for ___ years" numbers! Ham radio must contribute to longevity :-p
This was my 1st WES and I had a wonderful time, Running 5w QRP with little to no difficulty. Now if I can get half of my contacts to confirm on QRZ.com log I will be a lot closer to QRP WAS...
Looking forward to the next event..
First time in back in WES in about a year. Thanks to all the folks that picked my signal out of the mush, and apologies to AE7CG; I kept loosing you to long and deep QSB.
A fun WES - I wish I'd had more time for it.
Another fantastic WES. Thank you everybody, the organizers and the stations that searched for my signal in the noise! I see you in the bands. 73, AC2RJ, Ruben.
That was an interesting WES! I guess they call us "fly over" country because radio waves seemed to fly right over us. Still it was fun to work some friends like F6HKA, WA0BGV, N3PDT, N0CVW and W7GVE to name a few. But the biggest surprise was KP4SJ. He was the strongest station I worked. Who'd guess there was a pipeline from PR to KS? It was also good to hear some new members for the first time.
Thanks for the QSOs,
I did not play much but I wish I had. The little I did do was a lot of fun. Too bad we could not use the other operators years. I would have scored many hundreds of points that way...some of you guys have been at this a long while!
At 11 years, I was one of the younger ones.
My first WES since my determination to be and stay CW active this month. Key used here is a sideswiper. Much QSB and I felt like I was in an RF blind spot much of the time. Thanks to all the courteous operators.
Ed - ad7gr
Managed to survive another WES...it was REAL and it was FUN and most of the time REAL FUN. Thanks to all who worked with me. On track to break 100 QSOs this month AND maybe Tx2...gotta love it. 73
Thanks for the qsos and putting up with my nervous fist ;) Second time entering WES and starting to get the hang of it. Nice activity on Saturday night, but it seems you have to be quick to jump in. I think I would have got more points swl'ing. All good fun and much needed straight key practice.
Attatched a station picture as I enjoy the photo attachments in the soapbox submissions. It's nice to see what equipment people are using.
Thanks for another great WES! I was bouncing between WES and the GA and NM QSO Parties... Working all three events during same time frame kept me busy!
Lousy conditions and limited time but fun as always. 72 until next month. Petered
Wow, too much happening this weekend - WES, GA QSO Party and a ton of spring planting and clearing. I was amazed at two things that became apparent during WES 1)the number of years most of my QSO's had- rough average would be around 40 , the least was 19 and 2) the lack of CW operators that had less than 10 years. I've been licensed as an amateur for only 5 years but age wise I can be called a dinosaur or an old hippie, we need to engage the youth if we expect this hobby to continue. Too many CW operators are going SK and are not being replaced.
Not much time due to outdoor and family activities, but fun as always. Very nice theme, worked 4 stations with more than 60 years in ham radio. Great!
20m was crowded, I identified at least 3 other contests and then there was the FT4JA pile up expanding over 14050kHz sometimes. See the screen shot of my SDR ;-)
Hard going with lots of stations heard but they didn't hear me. Big QSB at times, and not helped with a dodgy antenna connection up on the roof. Still - got to use a nice morse key, and fun contacts with SKCC'ers.
Couldn't figure out the bonus score, so didn't count any "years a ham" received.
73 John / G0RDO / SKCC 2133T
Just west of Tie Siding WY, Albany County, grid DN71fr. Temps in the 50's but winds gusting in the 30 mph range. I thought conditions were marginal, but F6HKA Dr Bert pulled my 5 watts out of one of his usual pileups. More a credit to Dr Bert's expert ear then to good propagation (as always, thank you sir). Set up around 8 AM MST and gave up around 4 PM MST. Hunted turkeys in CO the rest of the day. Always enjoy WES, and doing /p in the great state of Wyoming. Hope to be QRO next WES. Thanks for the QSO's and all the volunteers who make these events such a fun part of the hobby. 73, John K0FTC
As noted by AA6AC, stations heard and gone. Logged six new members..this months theme was great...CU next WES
73 Rick will be looking for BRAG contacts
Didn't spend much time, but enjoyed it.
Thanks all for another Fun WES!
was working on finishing TX8 up , THANK'S TO ALL QSOS 73 HANK
bands not best till end still fun
spare time effort with KX3 and lousy condx equals a fun weekend!
My first QRP WES. My 7 ah battery lasted only 2 hours with no sun on the Solar Charger. on Sunday I got another hour with a 12 V battery charger connected to the battery. It was fun. I will try it again with a bigger battery.
Lots of activity on 40m. There were a few who called me that I just could not pull out of the noise - Even with all of this modern Digital Signal Processing, a S1 Signal with QSB is still hard to overcome. Nice Theme - nice to see some newer hams in there using CW along with us Old Timers. Jody - K3JZD
Only got to work about an hour. I just had to much to get done. Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN K3 + KPA-500 into an IAC stealth flagpole vertical double bazooka.
Used my Ten Tec Scout this go around!
Had a great time and got to break in the new rig at the same time. I also earned my T! Outstanding event as always. 73 73
Ran 15 watts with my TenTec Argonaut V into a low hanging dipole,
Propagation was maybe better than I expected, but not too smashing. My upper band was 20 meters. Heard 17 open once when checking the bands. Did hear Bert F6HKA working folks, but I was never able to make it across the water.
Theme was sort of interesting. Noted the vast majority of those I worked were in 40s and 50s with a fair number of 60s.
Boy, some of us have been around a while. Good WES.
John, K5ENA, since 1960.
One unreturned ham years. 5 pts. only
Just S&P on/off on Saturday for some needed states, a few new Tribunes and responded to several Sked Page requests. Hope to do a whole WES next month.
73 de K6ELQ Tony
What a pleasant event! Total operating time was about four hours - all relaxed and enjoyable, using a (new Begali Blade) straight key. I'm hooked on WES! 73
TNX to K0FTC/7, I got WY with a S for the WAS-T/S award on 20m (still needing 3 more T/S to sweep 20m).
I was travelling when this WES started so I only got to play for the last five and a half hours. But I DID get to meet my brand new grand daughter Scarlett (grand-harmonic), the reason for my travel.
My first WES in quite a while. Very poor conditions here, I kept checking if my antenna was still up and that the attenuator on rig was turned off. 40m was a bright spot Saturday night, but all those hours on 20m were not very productive. I hope conditions are better for the next WES.
Very poor day-time condx, but a good WES notwithstanding.
Tnx to all participants. 73.
The bands seemed noisy to me both days. On the other hand, I made contact with 5 other countries this month. This is really becoming a world-wide event! :-) See you next month.
Had a total of 6 hours to work the event, in 3 sessions.
20M did not do very well with just a few QSOs, the bulk was done on 40M in daylight and night hours and another good night time 80M session and picked up 2 QSOs on 160M Saturday night. Filled up both sides of a legal pad log and that was just enough room for my 56 QSOs.
See you next month.
Dusted off the Multi-Elmac AF-68 to go with the HQ-170. Fun with 55 watts input power. Good signals all around with the normal pile-ups 7.050 to 7.060. Added a few for my 'C'. CU next month.
Tried a bug (thanks to loan from K8AQM) as using J38 in my present physical condition is tough. Also, tried QRP this time. Sorry for sloppy cw but at least I'm making QSOs again. Thanks to all I was able to log and to those who organize and otherwise put on this event. KW TS590s 5w + bug 73, Tim K9TM
Sorry I didn't get to play more. Conditions were a little weird again and not that good. Oh well. I hope to see you all again in May. 73
Did not get to work Saturday at all as I halp some fellow hams activate PV04 for the NPOTA activity. Sunday was good and 20 meters was hot. Did get one contact on 15 but it was very QSB.
Very fun. I didn't have much time though.....
73 all, KA6ROD in Big Bear Lake, Ca
I think this is the worse I have ever heard the bands. Also tried to do the QRP ARCI sprint, but didn't hear anyone on any of the bands. Anyway, beautiful weather - too nice to spend time inside, but did it anyway! It was still fun. Used my Ten-Tec Jupiter turned back to 5 watts and a G5RV antenna up 40 feet. Thanks to all the participants and the ones that make this sprint possible. 72, Phil
Only worked Sunday, was visiting my first Grandchild on Saturday.
Fun Sprint, a nice twist would have been to add up accumulative ham years...maybe next time. I would like to see this one again. I heard three people calling a general cq and answered for just a normal ragchew. As it turned out they were all SKCC members but not active with the group anymore. During the Q we exchanged years. heh heh..."snuck" those right in....
Nice surprises were EA3NO Lluis,OK2VWB Vasek and WA6NEA Mobile in TX.
BCNU next time,
Worked WES using a Tixie-40 @ 1/2W. Picture of station follows.
Thanks to all who worked hard pulling my qrp signal out of the noise. It was great fun!
Not much time to operate this WES. Not withstanding my own gray-hairs, it was evident we could use some younger ops on CW. Interesting format!
QRP 5 watts this WES. Fun challenge.
Enjoyable but wish I was able to spend more time contesting, too many honey-dos. Thanks to all that worked me. 73
Didn't try too hard. I was too focused on building my new mag-loop antenna (I youtubed my only contact!). I got through about 750 miles + 20 feet of RG-58 for the one watt I used. And my antenna was pointed the wrong way!
I don't usually gripe about band conditions. But, they really weren't very good this time, in my opinion. Still, had fun and collected a bunch of "T" and "S" numbers toward my own "S".
Conditions weren't too good, but had a good time.
SRI. Beautiful weather and too many chores. My heart wasn't into this month's Sprint. maybe next month.
Tough bands. no stations heard on 15m - 20m was really long - worked Bert/F6HKA @ 5W, but couldn't even get a spot in the US. 40 was in pretty good shape Saturday night. 73/72, Gary
Thanks to all for helping me along my seemingly endless journey to Tx8 and S. 73s.
Band conditions started off rough here in SC but got much better on Sunday.
WES is always fun.
Limited time this weekend ... birthdays and the Masters. Spent my time on 40 meters with the exception of my last QSO with W9DLN, my SKCC partner and WI colleague. Ran this event with my newly refurbished Elecraft K1 that my "Elmer", W0MNA, Gary worked on to get it back on its feet again. It was partnered up this time with my K4VIZ Cootie Key. Thanks again for hearing my QRP signal out there! CU AGN DWN THE LOG ... 72, jack DIT...DIT!
Thanks for all the members that participated in the WES. I had lot of fun and got some new members NR. To all that contacted me, thanks and see all again in the next WES. Pablo.///
Another fun sprint but I was captivated by the drama of the Masters instead of my radio.
Really surprised at how many years many of us have been hams! This WES has me half way to my T! Should get it next month. Yahoo!
TNX to K0FTC/7, I got WY on 20m for WAS-T/S award.
Band conditions poor; thunderstorm through area. But WES is always fun, despite that.
Once again I enjoyed W.E.S operating a few hours on 20 meters with 5 watts to a dipole at 20 feet. The propagation seemed reasonably good but was glad that the great SKCC operators were able to find my signal, especially Bert. I was glad to be able to put a few new SKCC #'s into the log.
This was my first official WES, I have worked some WES participants before, but never with intention!
I ran QRP 5w with the KX3 to a 20/40 dipole laying on the shingles on the roof. I used the J-37 key that my father N0HYL had when he was an novice.
As other have mentioned, bands really stinky, but still had fun. Got me closer to my 'C'!
Bands weren't good here. No worries because I didn't have a lot of time. Gave me a chance to hook up some different toys. The old with the new.
kind of like this months theme. A 1952 Vibroplex
Lightning Deluxe. It sold new for $5.09 to a railroad telegrapher. I found it for sale by the
family and was fortunate enough to buy it. It came with the original sales slip ( center of the pic ) and several of the telegraphers notes and train schedules. This Lightning is in very good
condition and I'm proud to have it in my collection. It matched up nicely with my KX3. Made for a good time. Thanks to those that were
able to pull out my 5 watts. 73 & CU next month. Jerry
The bands were not to sweet this time but I still had a good time. Looking forward to the next one. 73 Bill Outlaw #3
Most of my QSOs this WES were made operating Mobile from Hartford and Litchfield Counties in Connecticut. While the QSO count wasn't very high, I greatly enjoyed each and every contact. I was using a Yaesu 857d at 100 watts, J-38 type key with leg mount, and Hamsticks for 20 and 40 meters--stationary mobile operation. I appreciated all the contacts, and was especially pleased with good signal reports from Wolf DK7OB, Bob F6EJN, and Bert F6HKA.
P.S. I've gotta clean up the bread crumbs from the Jeep Console (biscuit & coffee is a necessary part of morning mobile ops!).
Had a lot of fun, can't wait till next month.
Bands were terrible, as some have already commented. K2, 100 watts, Viz 90 degree Bug.
Just didn't have time for this awake as but got one to continue my monthly,hope everyone had fun
It's been a while since I participated in a WES. Great to connect with old friends and see all the new guys. Just for fun, I averaged the number of operating years of those I worked and got 43.
Well, it was a tough weekend! Sunny with temps in the high 60's and low 70's, grass to be cut and other yardwork calling and the WES on the air with very nice band conditions. It was tough running in and out to tend to the chores and get some WES operating as well. Lots of fun and several new calls this time. I now realize I'm a "newbie" with only 31 years so ya'll take it easy on me! Thanks for the contacts and a special thanks to the organizers for another fun WES. Icom 7410 for a few contacts with the majority on the KX3 to the 80 meter loop. Old Signal Electric brass key. 73, Jim
Glad to be back and had a blast. Operating time is still a factor with the total time under 2 hours.
All but 2 QSOs were made with my Ten-Tec Patriot. The last 2 were using my Weber Tri-Bander. Only 4 of my 26 QSOs were on 40 meters - the rest on 20 meters.
Another fun WES, but conditions were not great, at least for me. Only able to work the last few hours today.
Ran 4 watts from my KX1into a EFHW vertical wire antenna and used my Palm Radio SK.
Thanks to the ops who pulled me out today.
See everyone next month and hope conditions are better !
72/73 de Ed in Bradenton, FL.
Busy with family and besides, bands stink. Weather stinks, snow stinks, rain stinks. Generally not a good weekend.
HELLO AGN.... WOW,, HAD TO RUN QRP 90 WTS THIS TIME FOR SOME NRS FOR MY ''S'' WORK..... HAD 15 NEW NRS..
ARGO 6 90 WTS G5RV, AS USUALL !!! HA..
SO C U IN MAY AND TNX AGN TO THE SKCC BOARD.
Had good runs on 40m and 20m. On 20m I felt like rare dx on sunday PM.. but when everyone zero beats its murder to pick folks out... Appreciate all the qsos! 15m was pretty dead for me, I only worked Jack K6JEB (congrats grandpa!).
Only 2 but one was to France on less than 5 watts, yeah I'll take that!
Hopefully see you all next time out, God Bless, Wayne.
I used my old recently re-acquired Kenwood TS-530S. I had sold it in 2010 to a ham in Texas and tracked it down and bought it back last month. Not used to semi-breakin CW but lots of fun to operate. Now if I could get K2RFP SKCC Logger to read its band/frequency - hi.
Had a good time. Worked 4 of the last 6 I need for WAS-T in the last two hours.
As it were I hadn't read up on the rules, as a result I gave out wrong number for time as ham. Had come to the conclusion that it was years at present Qth. So 11 should have read 52. Sorry about that. Brion
I've likely crossed the Centurion mark during this contest. It's application time! It's always great working SKCC members and this contest was no exception, despite very poor band conditions and lots of QSB. Still lots of fun. CUAGN soon!
This WES was scary. Was it really that long ago that I happened to walk into the Radio Club meeting back in grade 9 in high school? I'm really glad I did. Until next time - 73 - Brian
QRO again this month. Brief operating time.
Fun. Thanks for the sprints. CUL!
Had a good time. K3s at 5 watts, 160m loop and 5 band vertical. cootie key
That was a rough one. Im sure all would agree. Bands were absolutely the worst. Still managed to get plenty of qso's toward my "S" though. Thanks for all the q's. Hope to see you in the next one. Used my 1914 Vibroplex Original in this WES. 73-Bob-W0YBS
first time QRP had a great time tnx to those who pulled me thru CU next Month Dave W0YZZ
Interesting theme. Thanks everyone. 73
WAS ON 20 AND 40 FOR A SHORT TIME NEAR THE END ON SUNDAY.
Plans to make a good effort this weekend got sidetracked Saturday. I started the WES with heavy QRN on 15 meters and also noticible on all bands. Thus began the search and teardown of my station. I tried everything I could think of, never suspecting my internet connection. Late Saturday I noticed the cable modem, under my wife's computer desk in a different roon, was knocked over. I stood it up and the noise was immediately gone. The cable was slightly loose. It was pretty dumb of me not try disconnecting the router cable from my computer early on. Dah!
Chores, a bike ride and food shopping cut into Sunday.
I did have a great time the few hours I did play in the WES and I did finally pass Tx8 900 (82% of all Tribunes & Senators - 98 TSs to go for Sx5). Thanks for the QSOs guys.
73 de Art W2NRA SKCC #11634S
No time to play this month....
40 and 80 carried the load this time, 10,15,& 20 all but dead here. Lots of QSB made for rough copy, but still lots of fun.
See y'all for SKS.
It was truly too nice of a day in Alabama to stay inside and play radio. I should have taken the radio outside but I did get a lot of work done, cut some wood, and got a little radio in to boot.
Good Fun! The bands were busy and I met several members for the first time this month.
Thanks for putting up with my poor fist on my Cootie. I'll get better, I promise!
I really enjoyed this WES even though the band condx weren't very good. Station: Flex 6300, OCFD/50', my 'Slab III' st. key and 'Zig-Zag' bug. See my QRZ pg for pix. 73 and hope to wrk you all agn soon.
Used a KX-3 and Navy Flameproof key. First contest in forever. Thanks to all who participated.
A lot of noise at my QTH. Those I could not copy, I apologize. Still had fun and got to operate some both days. Thanks to all who participated.
rotten QRN on the high bands. Greatly improved my cw skill. Thanks gents -
Noisy bands this WES. Most of the signals I heard were in the mud from here on the West coast.
73, for now, Ron
My first WES in over a year. I heard some stations, but just not good enough to make the contact. It was lot's of fun as always regardless of the number of contacts I make. 73 de Tony/W6VFW
Still a lot of fun even with a light turnout---First WES that I did not work new numbers---10 was totally dead and 15 was spotty at best-- Gud theme to say who I have been working the last few years.. 73 // ED // W7GVE
Between week end projects, thunderstorms, and half a day with grandkids, I still had time to snag a few Qs. The years in ham radio bonus was interesting. The average years for my QSOs was 55.
Interesting theme this month. Some of us have been pounding the brass since the bronze age! 73 to all. It was great fun, as always.
Lots of fun. Worked several new stations but a lot of the old regulars like Larry, K8TEZ, were not heard. Larry is just across town from me and is good for some points and an OH SPC which I failed to get. Theme was interesting but didn't hear any ham years as old as my /63 which may be a bad sign, Hi! Waiting for next Sprint!
First WES in a long time. Got on now and then as time permitted. Sounded like the bonus points this month were a virtual wash. Ever station I contacted provided a "years a ham" number!
Fun sprint as always. Thanks to all who copied my 5w signal. Antenna end fed 64 ft sloper. Key: my "hot" modified Speed-X ; The knob is the wooden screw top from a large (12oz) bottle of CHOLULA hot sauce. I really like the new feel of the key
Wow, I was impressed with all the old timers I worked with 40+, 50+, and 60+ years! Highest year was 63 and lowest was 5, with an average of well over 40. Just made my usual 30 unique contacts running my IC-7200 running 50 watts to an all-band vertical using a Kent Straight Key. Fun stuff and I look forward to next month's WES. Next weekend I will be attending a hamfest in Delaware, and I'll try to 'drum up' some interest in our club down there.
Thanks to all who worked me.
Curt WA2JSG NJ
Worked only 40m with my trusty HW 16 for a few hours, as 15m was a no show here. Really enjoyed the theme this time; the highest years I worked was 62, the least 11 for an average of 48.8 yrs. Thanks to all for an enjoyable time.
WES, always a fun way to spend the weekend. Happy to work many new members and see the group continue to grow.
Super fun as always! I really enjoy the WES running KX3 at 3 watts into a wire vertical.
Great fun as always... only ran 25w this time and only used battery power to make things interesting.
Two antennas: 40m Hustler whip and Cushcraft R-6000 vertical for 20m. Thanks to all who participated and "strained" to copy my weak signal.
DIDNT HAVE A LOT OF TIME BUT WAS ENJOYABLE.
THANKS TO THE FOLKS WHO PUT THE SPRINT ON.
My wife has surgery on Thurs. She came home on Sat. Had only a couple moments to work. 73/72, Ray
I did not have much time to operate in WES this weekend. Getting boat ready to launch and other activities. 40M was best but I did a few QSOs on 20 as well. I will op one or two WESs from my boat while at anchor this Summer.
10 QSOs with stations totaling 364 years of being hams - AMAZING!
73, WB2VVV - Chris
Quiet band conditions and great sounding signals when I was on. Nice, relaxing event! Very polite, great operating from all - I had a blast! Was very surprised at how many folks /I worked far exceeded my 46 years of operating!!
FT-2000 @5W to wire loop, Speed-X straight key; N1MM contest software.
73 to all, C U in the next Test!
ONLY ABLE TO WORK A FEW HOURS ON EACH DAY. HAD FUN, BANDS STRANGE BUT HAD SOME SURPRISING LUCK. WILL MISS MAY AS I WILL BE ON TRAVEL.
I believe I made the most contacts I ever made in a sprint. Spent about three hours in this one, which I believe is also a record for me. Only made one contact on 15 meters (thanks Bert F6HKA) and six on 20 meters. The rest were made on 40 meters. I finally got my noise canceller adjusted properly on 40 meters, which dropped the noise level about 10dB. Thanks for all the contacts, and see you next time. 73, Art
Was able to be on more this WES. Enjoyed the Sprintathon.
I was at our farm this weekend and didn't have much time to get on the air so I only made 2 contacts - both with PA from TX on 5 watts. The station this month was Flex 1500, J-37 key and inverted vee at 35 feet. At least I kept the streak alive! Naturally, the solar flux went up AFTER the WES was over.
Had lots of other things going on this weekend, so did not really work on the WES.
Spent several hours on a church project.
Built and tested a new 12M/10M LP filter for homebrew QRP and bench tested the transmitter on 12 and 10 meters.
Salvaged a nice aluminum and steel electrical chassis to become the new case for my HB QRP 80-10M rig. It will not be a string of circuit board boxes cabled together in the open any more.
I did make 6 WES contacts while in the shack at different times. Worked PA, WI, CA 2xQRP, CT, MD, FRA 20 meters QRP.
Thanks to all the people who make SKCC and the events possible, Hope to work you all soon.
No time this month at all! Grabbed a few as time permitted. Bands were AWFUL!
Fun as always. Added another 8 new ones to get me almost to TX7.
Thanks to the organizers.
Homebrew cootie built by unknown maker at unknown time.
Station: KX3/5W to a 200' Doublet @ 30' Homebrew Cootie
The bands could have been better on Saturday and Church took priority on Sunday, but I had a ball and a lot of fun. Hope everyone had as much fun as I did. 72, Dave WV8DH