|23||VY1JA||J Parke Allen||7444T||YT||116||35||21/29/6||450||5,145|
|5||VY1JA||J Parke Allen||7444T||YT||116||35||21/29/6||450||5,145|
|AB: 1 / 7||AK: 3 / 22||AL: 5 / 172||AR: 1 / 41||ARG: 1 / 1|
|AUS: 1 / 7||AZ: 5 / 83||BC: 1 / 9||BEL: 2 / 18||CA: 8 / 204|
|CO: 3 / 123||CT: 6 / 316||CZE: 1 / 3||DE: 2 / 367||ENG: 1 / 15|
|FIN: 1 / 2||FL: 12 / 418||FRA: 4 / 191||GA: 9 / 409||GER: 2 / 43|
|ID: 1 / 100||IL: 8 / 278||IN: 6 / 130||JPN: 1 / 1||KS: 3 / 234|
|KY: 2 / 43||LA: 1 / 80||MA: 8 / 272||MB: 1 / 13||MD: 7 / 340|
|ME: 2 / 58||MI: 11 / 474||MN: 7 / 196||MO: 13 / 371||MS: 3 / 21|
|MT: 2 / 6||NC: 6 / 206||NH: 5 / 312||NJ: 8 / 251||NS: 1 / 13|
|NV: 2 / 32||NY: 8 / 172||OH: 15 / 268||OK: 5 / 109||ON: 4 / 129|
|OR: 5 / 372||PA: 11 / 1195||POL: 3 / 20||PR: 2 / 41||RI: 2 / 24|
|RSA: 1 / 2||SC: 1 / 31||TN: 4 / 169||TX: 16 / 652||UT: 2 / 50|
|VA: 5 / 161||VT: 1 / 22||WA: 6 / 286||WI: 5 / 585||WV: 4 / 179|
|YT: 1 / 116|
I had loads of fun during this month’s WES. I operated on 20, 40, and 80 meters but made most of my exchanges on 40 meters. Thanks to all that participated, especially the new members. 73’s Carl
Things really got quiet on 40 and 20 Saturday evening. Despite this, I am very happy to see my highest score in this category (<100) . I'm looking forward to January WES to raise my QRP highest score! See you there.
Larry, AH6AX, and I went on a DExpedition to Milton, Delaware, for the WES. We operated from the home QTH of Bill Duveneck, KB3KYH, using his Mosley TA-33jr and G5RV. We hung a 40M inverted Vee from his flag pole. Combined, we logged 337 QSOs with 53 unique SPCs - 42 States. The adventure was both Fun AND Exhausting.
Thanks for a great WES! If you had a hard time understanding some of my CW, it was because my cat was helping. I think she wanted to make some cat calls.
On for a little while Saturday evening and some on Sunday, during breaks from the ARRL 10 meter contest. I even managed to work W0VTT on 10 m for both contests!
Thanks for the QSOs and Happy Holidays!
I got on for a few hours. Saturday morning I worked WES qso's on 20m in between breaks to do a couple loads of laundry :-) I tried to stir up some activity on 10m, but no takers. Sunday afternoon I got back on... 20m... 40m... and then tried 80; I was about to quit when some other folks started showing up. Had a lot of fun until the supper bell rang here. Thanks, y'all... and see you in K3Y, if not before. 3rd Call Area ops -- send me a message -- I'll help you join in the fun of operating K3Y/3!
Great WES for me, complete 2 awards and met allot new folk on the air. However, there seems to be a discrepancy in the numbers tallying. I only had 4 newcomer contacts but the program seemed to be giving me an extra 25pts for each non-newcomer contact...the rulles don't seem to read that way to me. Maybe I am reading it wrong but still enjoyed the Sprint. 73s
Another fun Saturday evening, thanks for all the QSOs and apologies for the couple that I just couldn't make out. Conditions were variable to poor on the west coast. Looking forward to next month's activity and hopefully get the last 30#s to make it to C.
K3/100 - 90ft Inv-L
Very busy weekend but managed enough time to work 20, 40 and 80 meters on both days. Great bunch of guys and the signals were good. 73 de AG0H
The Great DExpedition is over for 2016. Thanks for a fun event and... I Hope you were able to get that needed DE QSO for WAS-S, T, C etc... Merry Christmas and 73! - Larry - now back in MD
I miss the sunspots. YouKits HB1A 4 watts on 20m and 40m to dipoles. MFJ Cub 3 watts on 80m to 70 ft of wire. Vibroplex Vibrokeyer and Kent single paddle, both wired as cooties.
Lots of fun on 20/40/80 but no joy on 15. Great to work a few new numbers towards Tx11 and Sx2... a couple more tears and I will get there! 72 and see you next month. Peter
Short time to operate this weekend, spent about 3.5 hrs on the air, 2 of which were shared with a simultaneous FISTS contest. My apologies to anyone looking for a quick QSO on Sunday between 2000 and 2200 with me, for the FISTS contest the QSO had to be at least 5 minutes long to count, so I intentionally stretched things out. But if you heard me CQ it was CQ FIST not CQ WES, so I don't really feel too bad. I hope everyone had fun and I wish Happy Holidays to all, be safe over the holiday period, bad weather and drunks make this a dangerous time of year, may it only be joyous for you. 73 de Tom
Another exciting WES, Saturday 20 mtr band condx hr in Ak was better into Asia than the lower 48. Both JJ1CKN Riko and JR1IUB Take, their signals were excellent copy. Kept at it until 08z was unable to complete any qso's on either 40 & 80 mtrs with Qrp. Sunday 20 mtrs opened up well enough to complete qso's to the west coast states. Used 5w to a 240 ft longwire in the birch trees. 73 to all & thanks. C U on the bands. AL7JK, John
Well, the result shows how poor propogation was for me. Im hoping upcoming events will come with better band conditions. Tnx to those i did contact and hope to work many more in the future. Happy Holidays & 73 All, Dan / AL7RS
One more time, glad to be active in the WES for a few contacts.
Best 73 to everybody and have a nice Christmas season !
Very poor conditions,
Merry Chrismas and happy new year at all and urs.
thank you for QSO 2016 and at next year.
73 from F6EJN
Other contests hampered operations but all part of the fun. Some of the stations in the NAVAL contest had huge signals here in SW England. SKCC sigs were generally right down in the noise, looking forward to the next few weeks searching for SKCC'ers. 73
I was portable Saturday in the Pawnee National Grasslands. I was using an ELPA antenna. It is a low profile military antenna that when fully extended is 300', with 1/2 of that attached to rods elevated about 18" above the ground, the rest is laid on the ground. I was using two elements connected at the center that ran parallel to each other, so had 600' of wire out. You can see some of the black rods that elevate the first half of a wire element in the picture. I was going to stay the night but wasn't doing well at all on 80 and 160, (which I had hoped to work), plus a snow storm was becoming more likely according to the forecast. So packed up in the dark with a headlamp and finished WES on Sunday at home. Thanks for the contacts. Always enjoy WES. Thanks to the folks that volunteer their time to makes these events happen. 73, John
The past two weekends have been filled with radio activities. Skywarn Recognition Days kept SKCC op's busy at KC0NWS. The ARRL 10M and WES this weekend. Tks to AC2C & AH6AX for the expedition, and a warm welcome to the new members. Looking forward to the 11th Anniversary event. A very Merry Christmas to all....73 Rick Pix is setup at Natl WX. Skywarn in KC Mo. KC0NWS
LOT'S OF STN HEARD .. WISHING ALL VERY MERRY XMAS AND NEW YEAR'S 73, HANK PUG
Well I dragged out my 7 component 1N2222 crystal transmitter and ran it off a 9 volt battery into a G5RV antenna. My Oak Hills Research meter showed I was slamming out a big 80 milliwatts. A lot of fun but a lot of work. Thanks to KO1U for the 386 mile contact and a 559 RST report. Used my Schurr MMK key and an ICOM R-71A receiver. Certainly was challenging with propagation the way it is.
Thanks for the QSO's, conditions seemed to be better in MO than past few WES's. Merry Christmas to all.
FT817nd @ 500mW - Ant: 53' Endfed
Jumped in and made two quick contacts late Sunday afternoon, 40 meters was solid with SKCC signals and a great spot to play 1/2 a watt QRPp! Hope to have more time in the New Year!
only 6 hrs to work condt. not good but was fun
Good weekend to stay inside and play radio. It snowed all weekend. We had 16 inches here by the end of the WES. Time to warm up the snow blower
Missed first 6 hours, many family interruptions but still had a great time on my first "full" WES. Conditions were challenging to say the least.
Was distracted a little by also working the ARRL 10 Meter Contest during the daylight hours of this weekend. Given the current state of 10 meters, that was painful whereas this was fun. Thanks to all of those who make these SKCC events possible. I'm often asked how I can use a straight key all weekend - I tell them that it just takes practice :-)
Jody - K3JZD
Best QSO total so far. The double bonus for us newbies was most generous.
Great Fun .... first contest and made 9 new contacts, and 9 new states for first time. Courteous (and patient) participants
Not a lot of Q's, but, was thrilled to capture WI (WB9EGZ and W9DLN), MN (KA0CSW), OR (NE7D), Bert F6HKA and Jay, VY1JA up in Whitehorse. You made my QRP weekend here in Florida with an End Fed wire! 73, Merry Christmas to everyone!
YouKits HB-1B, PAR End Fed, Navy Flameproof from The Villages, FL.
TS-590SG 100W. Tribander/dipoles. T.R. McElroy P-500 Bug, Czech Army key
Only had time for a few QSOs. Working VY1JA in Whitehorse, YT Canada was a real treat...3,444 miles on 5 watts.
At one point in this WES I was likely as thrilled as a crystal controlled novice of the middle fifties running a Heathkit AT-1 after just snagging anew state.
That happened thanks to a second contact with Ron, AC2C,this time on 80 meters. I had already worked Ron on 20 this weekend and knew that he was operating in Delaware. Delaware is one of about a dozen states I need to add to my 80 meter confirmed list.
Ron wasn't very strong into Amarillo when I heard him on 80 meters. I knew I would be weaker into Delaware. I was fearful that he would hear me but not be able to copy. He responded when I called. That 329 report didn't hurt at all. I repeated all data as I sent it. He returned with a R.
Ron, that is a contact I will remember for some time. Thanks, your patience and skills are definitely appreciated by this old geezer.
Thanks to the rest of you folks too. Even though conditions weren't that good, I was rather pleased from my shack. Was running 15 watts with my Argonaut V.
Merry Christmas to all of you.
Glad to add a "newcomer" signal to 20 meters Sunday afternoon. Enjoyed it, and I look forward to the next WES! 73 es Adios, K5VI
Operated Saturday, only. My focus was to log the two DE Senators. I did that successfully on 40 and 80 (as well as 17m). Added several new SKCC numbers to my log as well as 1 JA station (JJ1CKN on 20m)! I made up and offered a WES BONUS Calculating spread sheet. Had a dozen requests. UNFORTUNATELY, someone discovered that there was an error in the algorithm for the 100 pt "00" bonus. I fixed that Sunday and redistributed. I never logged a 100pt bonus QSO so error did not affect my score. The SKCC membership only contains 15 stations that could pass along that "00" bonus so they are rare birds, indeed! Anyway making up these spread sheet is a part of my hobby play. QRV for K3Y action next month. de Jerry k6iii
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
Glad 20 meters was open, the rest of the band were pretty dead here. Thanks to all that I was able to work....even got a couple of new Province's.
73's Fred K7FME
Nice to see the membership growing. It was a great WES.
I had a busy weekend, Saturday a music event at a local high achool where my grandson had a part playing Cello and Trombone. Sunday I was taken, by my son and his family, to see the Red Wings Play at an arena that will be gone next season.
So I only made 4 contacts on 40M in 20 minutes for this WES !
Got called into work on Saturday, that cut down on my time for this WES. Still got in an hour here and there. Had a great time as always. Rig this month was a Ten Tec Corsair II and used a 1942 Vibroplex Lightning Bug and a 1930's Signal Electric straight key. See you all next month for WES and also K3Y. 73, Noel
SWL entry again. Not many heard here on Sat evening. Thought my IC 718's rx was having problems. Sunday afternoon was much better. Calls logged by band: 80 M = 7, 40 M = 41, 20 M = 49. VY1JA was pounding in here for hours on 20 M, a big surprise for me. 73 to all. Bill
Great fun. Gave me an excuse to not shovel snow. My best in WES so far. Thanks to everyone that heard my QRP. Thanks K3WW for the three QSOs and 150 bonus points.
TU Everyone Great Ears! I had a lot of fun! Tried 500mW this time and was surprised by those that could hear me! You have Outstanding radios and antennas! 72 de Jeff K9JP
Not much time available for this one but it was fun as always. 73 & Merry Christmas to all.
I like the friendly accomodations for newbies like me to have fun; this is really the only contest I do. Congrats to all, especially KC1FJD Simon with new Tech license this year for double newbie exchanges on 3 bands
Another busy weekend, but a pleasure to work YV1JA in the few minutes I had.
Well Saturday morning was a little slow but it picked up Sunday morning. I got more 80 meter contacts than normal this WES. Did the contest with the 7410 @ 5 watts and the Inverted Vee. Also used the Cootie for the whole contest. Thanks for you guys pulling me out of the noise. See you next month.
Thank You for all of the December WES QSO's.
Did not have much available time to work
WES this time. At least, wanted to log a participation.
Was running only 4 watts - the same as the night light in the bathroom. Good WES! Merry Christmas to all and Happy New year. Looking forward to the SKS. Used K-2 with G5RV up 35 feet. 72/73, Phil
Well, I only managed two bonus stations but that was two more than I had before!! Played for an hour before had to attend a 70th birthday party. Fun was had in both events.....heh heh
BCNya'll in K3Y!!
Enjoyed once again.
Great fun. Managed my best SPC count, but fell short on QSOs. Since my roof is being repaired, I had to use a make-shift antenna, one side being a 31 ft fiberglass Jackite pole. If I had to name it, I'd call it my M1A1 end-fed right triangle! The horizontal part stopped about 20 feet or so from the feed-point, so it was well short of a triangular loop. Approximately 90 feet of wire. Loaded nicely on 80, 40, and 20... I think I'll try to model it now that I've tried it. Who knows, maybe there will be an M1A2 in my future!
Great Weekend Sprint: Marry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!
was great fun as always, many thanks to all that called, was my pleasure to those that stopped for a QSO . Merry Christmas to all , Don
Thank you all!
Once again lots of fun.
Alinco DX-SR8. End-Fed Wire Antenna at ~25'Attic.
J-38 Key. 73!
Very busy weekend with little time to operate, so I played on 80 meters for a spell. Short range propagation was quite good on Saturday evening. Plenty of gud sigs to choose from. Happy holidays to all and 73 in the new year.
Finally operating from a new QTH. Looking forward to the future. The middle key is a sideswiper. One of these days I learn to use it.
Propagation forecasts said that all bands were dead. Ha! I had WES QSOs on 4 bands. Seemed to be plenty of activity. I mostly used my Heathkit HW-101. But I made a few QSOs with my Swan Cygnet 260. Not the best rig for CW, that's for sure!
Didn't have much time this weekend.
Love my Begali Blade!
Had no plans to play in the WES - but it was the last one of the year and I wanted to at least put a toe in the water. Only worked a handful of stations in about 30 minutes but enjoyed every bit of it. The bands cooperated so well I wished later I had started earlier and stayed longer. Managed to work NE7D in Oregon, W5ZR in Louisiana, AD0AB in Kansas - and a few others. 20, 40, and a couple on 80 meters and I was out. Lots of fun, can't wait for K3Y next months. 73 to all and thanks for the Q's and smiles.
73 de Jeff, KE9V 3383T
Been away for a while, very busy with life and growing daughters.
Started out Friday night with an ice storm and no power until 5:30pm PST on Saturday. So, I used my KX3 on battery power with 15w out during most of the first day of WES. Given how cold it was in the house, it was like operating portable:).
Once we got power, I reverted to 100W and IC7300.
A shoutout to KG6MC/Bob in SC, K4DJ/Rick in NC, and AF4K/Bry in FL....that is a long way from OR for 15w given the condx...I was blown away. Hi to the nightowl KO1U, Mark, who was pounding away past 1am EST on 40m. Was a lot of fun. Don KF7DS
It's been a while since I ran QRO...Fired up my IC706 @ 75W. 20m was really bad Sunday with S7 noise. Glad I could spend Saturday operating. Saturday night 80m was the best I've seen in ages. Thanks for all the fun...73
What a fun weekend! Bands were in good condition, plenty of strong signal. Used my new-to-me Kenwood TS-530S for the first time in a WES. Just got a new Junker key, will pair that with the 530 for the next sprint. Merry Christmas to all!! 73!!
Fun event even with only a couple hours op time. 73's and Merry Christmas to All. KG6MC
VY1JA Jay thanks for hearing my QRP signal.
Just a lil time on to sat hi and Happy Holidays to a few folks. F6HKA and F6EJN sounding FB.
Happy holidays to all and a good New Year.
73 Mark KI0I
Got a late start but still managed to log a few.
Good theme to get the newcomers active. It would be great to to the same for the old timers or the first SKCC members. Seems there are many with old SKCC numbers that no longer active. I sure would like to work some of those folks!
A casual 3-hour operation over two days. Thanks, guys! Almost at Senator! :)
Nice to meet old and new friends! Thanks for the Q's!
Looking forward to K3Y next month. Hope the conditions are better. 73 Gary KW4MG
Concentrated ops on the K6iii call sign again (reported separately).
GLAD to log the DELAWARE SENATOR expedition on 40 and 80 (TNX to AC2C & AH6AX).
73 de Jerry, KZ5OM
QTH is NorCal
Had a really good time. I was running my IC-7000, Wm M Nye key. The antenna system was a 40 meter dipole, a 5 band vertical and an 80 meter delta loop. Hope to see you all on the nest sprint...Bill Outlaw #3
T'is the season to be jolly, also to put up lights and decorations, buy a Christmas tree and shop. So not much time this weekend to play radio, but I always try to hop on to make one or two contacts. This WES was especially fun because I got to try out my outboard VXO with the W1TS transmitter, and it worked FB. I added a dummy load to the xmtr in the "receive" switch position, so I can spot the signal in the receiver. It worked great: find a signal, pick a crystal on a close frequency, and then dial it in to zero beat. This opens up whole new possibilities for the QRP tube rig, I will be using it a lot more on the air now. Thanks to all the ops who were patient with my flea power signal, and holiday greetings to all, 73 Mike
Good to be back on again !!! Worked several old buds like Bert , Rocky , Ron etc. used the bug for about 5 contacts then went to the Llaves straight key for the rest The HB1B MKIII is a GREAT CW rig !!!
Been a bit inactive recently and had a great time jumping back in. Always a friendly and dedicated group working these events. Thanks to all the organizers that make this possible!
Was timesharing between WES and ARRL10M. Bands were pretty good. First time I used the SKCCLogger. 73.
Not bad for missing a most of Saturday due to being sick. Much better on Sunday and got some QSO's in. Hope all enjoyed and glad to work those that I did! Merry Christmas all!
My first WES submission. I had a great time.
Excellent Theme, I vote for doing it twice a year. Very bad RFI from a neighbors "Grow Lights" kept me off 40 completely. Lots of fun digging out the stations below 579. Apologies to any QRP stations that I could not hear. Happy Holidays to the SKCC family. 73 de N4ow AL
Another fun WES, a little tougher this month, ran QRP this time.
Used the KX2 with TinyBug and my EFHW wire antenna. Only worked 20m, operated casually on Saturday and Sunday.
Conditions weren't great, but not too bad here in Florida thou.
Thanks again to the ops out there that could hear me !
Only managed 3 high number members, thanks guys !
See everyone later this month for the SKS after Xmas.
Happy Holidays to all.... Looking forward to K3Y next month....
72/73 de Florida
I was able to work for about 5 hours total during this test, and was pleasantly surprised that I was able to make a bunch of contacts on 80 meters last night. I think the word is getting around at 80 in the evening is where the action is (hi hi).
The strongest signal heard here was Jay (VY1JAY) up in the Yukon. Man, that guy broke the front end of my rig - I swear!
Thanks for another fun time folks - see you next month - 73's Bill, N7MFB
Worked only a short time Saturday evening but 80 meters was really nice for QRPp. Worst report was a 449 but most were 579 so that felt pretty good. Wish my schedule allowed more time but it doesn't so we do what we can. Thanks guy's, another fun one.
Tnx fer the contacts. Tnx to the skcc staff for making it happen. Ron
I had only about 5 hours to participate in this contest - the ARRL 10m contest coincided with WES, unfortunately.
Another fun WES.
Thanks for all the QSOs everyone.
Looking forward to nexr years WES
Beamed 100W for an hour or so. I really should get back to QRP soon. Worked a few QRP'rs with wonderful signals.
I had a great time. It was alot of fun. I haven't done a W.E.S. in a long time because of health issues but I've been in good health lately and plan to be on the air alot more.
Thanks to all of you and I'll see you all next time.
73, John, N9RLO Upland, IN
Argo six g5rv 5wts. G5 radiates good over 9 inches of snow.. hi. Hi. So c u all 2017.. just in the shop making more bugs and paddles... chip making is another good hobby... hi. Hi. ...
So, cu all ltr and tnx agn for another 12 months of skcc board mbrs time...
Dave n9zxl 73...
I had a bit more time to spend in this one and it's a good thing since the callers just kept coming! Especially on 20 M.
15M went bust on me while trying to complete a Q with ND4K -- sorry Dave. You faded completely away before I could copy your last two SKCC numbers, then I looked around and the band was totally dead.
I logged a really wide range of SKCC members this weekend; including several numbers lower than mine. All the way from Kerry WD5ABC #12 to Riko-san JJ1CKN #16120 -- that spans a lot of SKCC activity! Then there was KJ9X #15999; one number away from giving me big bonus points -- tnx for the 25 extra points anyway, Greg.
I switched between my monstrous SKCC pump key and my Junker key (right behind the big pumper in the photo).
Tnx for the steady supply of contacts -- it really made it a fun event.
Rock NE7D #665T
Wasn't my best effort this month. Had too many Honey Do things to attend to.
Busy weekend with the holidays. Was in and out-More out than in. Band condx were very good during the times I was able to operate.Even 10 and 15 we're open for a few QSO's. Thanks to all for the contacts. Happy Holidays
Only one contact with KO1U Mark in 40 meters band.
Happy Holidays to all. See you in K3Y 2017.
Used the HB1B 5W CW RADIO for the weekend. Thanks for all 14 contacts. Another Lake effect weekend that did not leave a lot of time for radio.
Operated both WES and the Antique Wireless Association's Bruce Kelley Memorial QSO Party with a version of a 1929 Hartley transmitter. It uses two 27 tubes in a parallel configuration. The high voltage supply was designed by Cam N6GA. With 6 watts in, approximately 2.5 watts out. The BK goes on the rest of the day today and next Saturday and Sunday. There is still time to build a transmitter! It's easy and rewarding. See the AWA website for details. 73, Dean, NW2K
Wanted to get one QSO with my call but operated the rest of WES with my family club call WA9ZDC.
I think, it was very bad propagatios!? I can`t hear any NA statios...
My first attempt at WES ,great fun
Great fun being a bonus station for once. Used my "spoo-key" from Oct. WES, as seen in the "RagChew" ... it still works great !
My first time in the WES. K2 QRP (5W) and Junker Key. TNX for the QSO. Lots of fun!
Not bad from my QTH for SSN=0 and Kp=3... Same Rig es Ant. as usual. Key was the AME "Bushwacker" rigged as a cootie (-wacker?). 73 es TNX to all. 73 Jose VE3DTI.
Not too much time but managed to make QSO's on 3
different bands. Used Bencher hand key and IC7000.
Thanks for the great support everyone, especially Gerry K6III.
Got only one newcomer. Heard lots of very nice fists. Band conditions pretty good here. 73.
Lost Saturday daytime to a meeting I had to attend. Saturday night on 40 meters was nasty here, and there were arcing problems on the 80 meter tuner. Sunday was much better! Happy to give the newbie number out, and thanks to all.
HAM FOR 52 YRS FIRST SPRINT
WAS ON 40M FOR A WHILE ON SUNDAY. THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME BACK TO ME. SEE YOU ON SK NITE. 73 RON
Again not much time this weekend. Family health care oigations! I sure miss chasing you guys. I did manage 19 QSOs and 3 new Ts (thank you all and especially WB9EOA, N4IDH, AE7US) to bring me to Tx8 +963, which is 83% of all Ts & Ss. I need 37 more for Sx5. Any Ts out there want a QSO? Anyone else getting close to Sx5?
Worked a goodly number of "high number" members out of my 41 qso's. Band condx were not the best for the higher freqs. 80 meters was very good Sat eve.
I used my TT Eagle for the first time in some time and I had forgotten how quiet and clean the receiver is on that rig. Keys were a Vibroplex Anniversary bug and a WW2 German straight key.
73 de West Virginia
First time back in a long time, limited op time, but fun to get the contacts that I did get.
73/72, Red- W3RT-SKCC # 3237T
(Hope to be able to do more operating!)
Some very nice QRP signals. Didn't work a single NJ or NY station....strange.
Not a whole lot of time to operate this weekend, but still had fun. Most of the contacts were on 40
Two QSO's what an accomplishment for me
A fun sprint on a rainy weekend, and I had a great time! Can it get any better?
Thanks to all, especially those who subjected themselves to my Cootie Fist!
It was wonderful to be in my first WES since the spring. I have been in the hospital six times since then. This event helped more than any medicine I have been taking!
The old train I am standing in is the General,
from what is known as the The Great Locomotive Chase. It took place during the WBTS in Georgia. My great,great grandfather was one of the Confederate soldiers who captured the Federals who had stolen it.
As usual, great WES.
I only managed to be on for a total of about 4 hours spread over Sunday. Great fun. My old world war II J-38 SK was smoking! Thanks to all who worked me. Season's Greetings to all. 73
Seemed like reasonably good conditions this weekend. Unfortunately, it was a busy weekend for me with non-ham activity, so only got to operate a couple of short times. 73 all, and see you next month.
This was my first SKCC event, and I enjoyed it very much. The SKCC members were welcoming and courteous. I am looking forward to participating in future on-air events.
Didn't spend a lot of time this weekend. Did run more than I usually do. With a straight key, I can't send for very long before my wrist starts to hurt. Almost a third toward first award level.
Good sigs on 40 and 20 meters but didn't hear anything on 80 or 15 meters - but fun!
Another fun operating event! 73 de W9HT
Thanks to all who helped with the sprint. 5 watts into end fed up 25ft, J38 key. 73 Ken
Very busy weekend for me but I still managed to get 30 contacts. A few on 80m, 40m, and 20m. Ran 75 watts from my IC-7200 to a multi-band vertical (elevated). Kent Str Key. Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah.
Great to add some new calls and numbers to the log. Closing in on TX8 but won't make it this year. Merry Christmas to all.
Merry Christmas to ALL, and Happy New Year!
WA9ZDC was my Father's call so I started a Family Club with other Hams in my Family. My real identify is Mark/NX1K SKCC 11024S. I am having a blast "starting over" and giving WES bonus points to all the great SKCC folk who have helped me in the past. Merry Christmas to all.
Had fun, like the theme. KX3 rocks again, 72, Ray
Had a great time once again. Bands were really crazy. It was hard to give someone an accurate RST. One second they would be 599 and the next 549. Looking forward to having more time to spend with the event. Only operated a total of about 3 hours or so.
I had a lot of holiday related activities and family visits this weekend but managed to sneak into the shack a few times and answered some CQs. I wish I had more time. See everyone for K3Y. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 73, Howard
This was my first SKCC sprint in a while. After making a few contacts with my K3, I decided to switch to my Peaberry V2, but had computer problems. Hope to get it working again before the next sprint. Made all of my contacts on 40 meters this time. Thanks, and 73. Art
This was by far my BEST WES. Conditions were good for AZ and was able to work most of what I heard.
Thanks to all who managed to work through the challenging band conditions. Snow static here at times made it hard to hear some of the lighter signals. Sri if I missed you. Operated using a Drake TR7, bandpass tuning and xtal filters worked nicely.
I didn't have much time to operate, only 4 contacts but the lower bands seem to be waking up. I was mostly on 20m but noticed there were some folks on 80m last night. Rig this time is Flex 3000 at 5w, using a Czech military key into a dipole at 35ft but one end is only 3 ft off the ground right now. Thanks for listening for my puny weak signal from Texas, best DX was VY1JA, he had a great signal from Yukon Territory. 73, Kerry, WD5ABC
First SKCC event in a long time and first SKCC result submission ever. Decided to play as I have poor antenna on 10m, so ARRL 10m test was out, plus using a paddle really messes up your bug rhythm and coordination badly! Met a lot of great guys and gals this weekend and had 2 QSO with an incoming CWops CW Academy student that tops the WES off! Thanks for the QSOs! 73 Mike
I wasn't really participating but enjoyed making a few contacts with a less than optimum antenna. 100 watts through a Dentron Super Tuner to a Top Band inverted L. Was thrilled to snag Bert F6HKA on 20 meters!
Not a lot of time but fun just the same. Bands seemed to be in fairly decent condition.
Chipping away towards my S.
Thanks to the organizers!
Station: K3/100W to a 200' Doublet @ 30' Homebrew Hacksaw Blade Cootie
Another really fun sprint. Once again I did not get to spend as much time as I had planned due to a family issue. But I did manage to surpass my high number of contacts which was my goal. A big thank you to all who had to copy my poor fist later in the sprint. Great time and the bands were better. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia!!
Could only take part for a short while, but great fun as always.