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|64||N2EI||T.J. "SKIP" Arey||5246||NJ||35||20||11/13/2||7||1,012|
|AK: 1 / 5||AL: 7 / 260||AR: 1 / 8||ARG: 1 / 23||AUS: 1 / 13|
|AZ: 4 / 22||BC: 2 / 16||BEL: 1 / 2||CA: 15 / 220||CO: 1 / 27|
|CRC: 1 / 7||CT: 5 / 141||CUB: 1 / 3||ENG: 1 / 17||FL: 12 / 232|
|FRA: 3 / 86||GA: 8 / 540||GER: 1 / 25||ID: 1 / 44||IL: 10 / 300|
|IN: 8 / 121||JPN: 1 / 4||KS: 4 / 241||KY: 3 / 123||LA: 2 / 52|
|MA: 7 / 202||MB: 1 / 8||MD: 11 / 396||ME: 2 / 31||MI: 4 / 154|
|MN: 6 / 119||MO: 14 / 649||MS: 3 / 66||MT: 2 / 6||NC: 8 / 435|
|NH: 3 / 245||NJ: 8 / 283||NM: 1 / 107||NS: 1 / 1||NV: 1 / 13|
|NY: 8 / 172||OH: 8 / 79||OK: 1 / 4||ON: 1 / 69||OR: 3 / 105|
|PA: 9 / 905||POL: 2 / 10||RI: 2 / 73||SC: 2 / 27||SK: 1 / 13|
|TN: 6 / 185||TX: 12 / 546||UT: 1 / 16||VA: 7 / 219||VT: 1 / 16|
|WA: 3 / 99||WI: 3 / 117||WV: 5 / 299||WY: 1 / 80|
I think I finally got enough new SKCC numbers to qualify me for Centurion. Always fun! KX3 at 5 watts to 80m doublet / 160m Inverted L.
Made most of my contacts on 20 meters and a few on 80 and 15 meters. I had loads of fun. Thanks to all that participated. HNY
Bands continue?? at least to the trap vert. Some doing WES others hunting K3Y/xx..I'm looking for a K3Y/4 and /6 but prop not a friend...AA6AC CA Bob 6276S..
Thanks to all the Operators who picked up my QRP station this month. I tore down and reassembled my entire station and I wasn't getting any responses to my pounces so I began to wonder if I'd left off a connection somewhere? I sighed with relief when I got my first contact with an acceptable strength report.
Wow! The RTTY crowd took right over, but the first 6 hours were great. My first sprint with the new IC-7300. Love the spectrum scope for S&P!!!
First QSOs since... September? Oy--busy. Good to hear the dits & dahs again on 40, even if inside RTTY. Also a pleasure to bump into Leon, SKCC #163 (!) for my one bonus station :-)
Many things kept taking time away from the WES activity. However, I did manage to get in 32 contacts and 23 SPCs.
I can't believe it's been a year already since I joined SKCC! What a year! :)
Had a lot of fun in this WES. Propagation was okay and I was glad to contact three First Members.
I used a 4.5 ft. diameter homebrew magnetic loop and a endfed 35 ft. on a fiberglass pole.
Thank you all! See you in the bands.
73, Ruben, AC2RJ.
Thanks for the QSOs, it was fun.
Casual operation, about 5 hours on the air. Using a flagpole vertical and 300 watts from Santa Fe, NM. Thanks for the QSO's
For month's WES, I operated on 160 m only. Most of the weekend was spent either in the ARRL RTTY contest, or soldering lots of parts for a new QRP transceiver kit that Santa brought. It was good to get a few new numbers on 160 m, as well as finishing off Tx5!
Thanks for the QRS QSO's! I'm learning with each time I get on the air.
Thanks to all! For 39 of my qso's I was K3Y/3; for 7 I was AF3Z. It was cold here, in the 20's, so a good time to work CW. I hope to see many of you as K3Y continues.
Another Good WES for me. Not allot of contacts but I (like allot of us) have been chasing K3Ys and my Tx8...made good progress on both levels. Getting close to that final jump for Senator...can't wait. Thanks to all who worked with me.
Another fun WES, tnx fer the qsos.
K3/100 - 90ft Inv-L.
Great Sprint! Great bunch of operators and many great fists. Congrats to all! de Keith AGØH
Enjoyed it, but with football playoffs, time was limited for this one. Happy New Year to all!
YouKits HB1A 4 watts to dipoles for 20m and 40m. MFJ Cub 3 watts to 70' of wire for 80m. Vibroplex Vibrokeyer for the YouKits, Kent single paddle on the MFJ. Both keys wired as cooties.
No time but fun anyway. 73 until next month. Peter
Operated a couple of hours on Saturday, enjoyed making a few Qso's. Decided to use 100w this time around instead of Qrp. See Ya'll on the bands.
73 de AL7JK
My first time on WES!!!
very bad condx this WES weekend.
Thank you Bob,F6EJN and W2RAN, Randy
for the bonus points.
73 es see you as K3Y-EU this month !
It was difficult for me to have a few contacts, sometimes very difficult because of bad conditions but the proof of the superiority of CW ! I was glad to have a three band contacts with Chas K3WW (20, 40 and 80 m!) Best 73 everybody, HNY and see you soon !
Good fun on CW with 20m again my best band. Sunday though was frustrating as the bands went dead after 1500z and I just needed 3 more for the Senator award that I have been chasing now for nearly 8 years HI. Rig - TS-440s, 100 watts, MA6V vertical and a fishing pole vertical for 40 & 80m. 73
/P in WY on Sunday. Work WES and did a shift of K3Y/7. Morning was a challenge with high winds and snow blowing across the road. But temperatures moderated and turned into a pretty comfortable day. Thanks for all the QSO's and event organizers. 73, John K0FTC
Thanks to the Original members of SKCC, joining in January 2009 I have enjoyed making new friends. CW has become my goto mode...73 Rick
Thanks to the founders of SKCC. I found three of them in my brief operating time. Two QSO's were on 15 meters and one on 20 meters. The rest were on the 80 meter band in the evening. See you as K3Y/7 during the next couple of weeks.
Happy New years worked mostly 80 and 40 meters hope to work you all next WES hope better band conditions then..73, Hank
Had fun for the short while I played in the WES. We lost power during the snow storm and I operated my KX-3 off of a 7AH battery. Had a lot fun though. Like being out in the field. See you on the bands. 73
Thanks for the QSO's. Conditions were less than ideal. Worked K3WW on 3 bands. Looking forward to next months WES
with rtty all over the bands no good but tried my best
Short of time this WES. Had fun as I always do on the CW bands.
Picture below is my "Stable"
Limited time - Saturday Evening and some intermittent on Sunday. Not great conditions but still had loads of QSO's.
I remained on 20m much longer than usual this time. But working on 20m was a bit like target shooting with popup targets. With the QSB on 20m, stations would suddenly show up, stick around a little while, then fade away again. I finally capitulated and went to 40m. I was able to hold onto a frequency near 7.055 for quite a while. But, with the RTTY stations all around me, I began to understand how Custer felt at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. But, as always, I had a great time. Even though I really like to work QRP, I worked QRO with an IC-756ProIII this time. Jody - K3JZD
My friend K3WW mentioned this contest to me this morning... I got motivated and pulled out my old MFJ 9020. runs about 3 watts out. I tried to find my novice straight key from 50 years ago....found it..but was missing spring... so i found a CLOTHES PIN KEY...an actual clothes line pin with wires connected to it..My daughter a ham K3OOO made this when she was 10 years old..... HIHI>>>> that is how i keyed.. that was fun... but that spring sure was strong... FUN TIME>> TNX & 73, Rick K3OO
Very tough Sunday, Saturday went pretty well. 40 suffered with all the RTTY. Missed ND, DE and KL7. Couldn't hear Jay either but the rest of Canada was mostly well covered.
Photo shows the SO2R setup near the end. Note the high tech 4x6 cards used to remind me what to send, and tally my off times and mults between 2 separate logs. 73 Chas K3WW
What a pleasant way to be on the air this weekend.
Great Fun.... and picked up new states on my way to WAS
Enjoyed all the contacts and the sometimes challenging conditions. See you next month and thanks to those who work so hard to make this event possible.
Used my new ICom IC-7300 along with a flagpole vertical and a Begali Spark key.
FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp, inverted vee. First time I have had so much time to spend in WES. Computer says 12 hours and 19 minutes. Band conditions on 80 through 20 were fair. 15M was open, but not much activity heard there. Only K3Y call I was missing before the WES was K3Y/6 and never heard that call on any band. Did get K3Y/KP4 that I hadn't worked this year. Good activity from US and fair from Canada. 41 states, 4 provinces, and 9 countries. 4 in Europe plus South Africa, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, and Cuba. Thanks for all the QSOs and happy new year to all. 73, John, K4BAI.
TS-590SG 100 watts. Tribander, dipoles. McElroy bug, Czech army key, 8" snow.
RTTY contest and poor conditions made going a little roughter, but had lots of fun.
TenTec Argonaut at 15 watts.
Dipole on 80, vertical on 20 and 15.
Sounded like the RTTY guys were having a blast on 40 meters, didn't hear any SKCC signals.
My second contact was with Bob, KG6MC, in SC He provided a much needed contact towards my 80 meter CW WAS. Slowing working my way through the ones I need. Have ten more to go. Thanks Bob.
The ARRL Straight Key Night provided me with another needed one.
Conditions were rough this weekend with QRN from raging Pacific Storm. Lots of rain and wind. Always fun however. 73's to, keep dry and warm. Bert, K6CSL
Not much to brag about.
I didn't get to operate much, but since I was K3Y/6 when I DID operate, I had a pretty excellent rate for the time I did get on the air.
Very poor condx on Saturday, bur Sunday was better.
Tnx to all the K3Y/# stations.
I SHOULD APPLAUD RITTY FOR STAYING ON ONE BAND .. THANK YOU .. INTERRUPTED 3 TIMES SATURDAY TO SHOVEL SNOW .. TWICE ON SUNDAY FOR BREAKFAST AND FOOTBALL .. FUN AS USUAL .. 73 TOM
I managed a few hours Saturday night to participate. had QSOs on 160, 80, 40 and 20M. Most QSOs were using my Vibrop.lex Champion bug but a few QRS ops got my J38 in the contact. Nice to hear other olde members with low numbers in the activity.
Not much time this month, and lots of RTTY on 40 meters. Had fun as always. See you all next month.
Great fun. And THANKS to those who slowed down to my speed.
These sprints sure are fun. No DX this time which was a little strange. Couldn't even reach the KP4 stations. Called them many times. QRP for ya. Think I need a better antenna for the higher bands. Had a decent QSO count with the lower 48 plus two Canadians.
Great WES theme. I'm glad to be in that 2006 group with Nr 1438T. I owe that to my townmate & friend Jim, NV9X ... Tried using my Swan Cygnet but after 2 QSOs decided it needed more work. Switched to the IC 706 to work the rest of the event. 40 Mtrs was dominated by RTTY but 80 meters worked OK.
That was fun!
Very cold weekend here and could only get it up to about 50 deg. in the garage so my fingers were freezing! The RTTY was a pain but got around most of it. Did the WES with the 7410 at 5 watts and the inverted vee with the cootie key.
Thought I'd try QRPp this time. I didn't see a whole lot of difference from QRP. K-2 at 900 me with G5RV up 35 feet. Didn't appreciate the rtty people on 40 meters. Not very high scoring, but I enjoyed the challenge. I did miss TI2CLX - I heard him, but at QRPp, just not enough signal output to make the trip. Maybe if I had been just QRP..... Happy New Year to all. 72/73, Phil
A fun WES, thanks all! worked QRP field day style in my yard which is a benefit of Tucson in January---pay back is June! Trying out a 21 ft non-resonant vertical with a 9:1 unun with 2 elevated radials plus QRPKITS BLT tuner and it worked quite well for my QTH. Thanks to all who worked me! 73 Jim
Had a fun time in WES waiting for the snow to melt.
Needing only KL7, EU or AS for a full sweep couldn't manage a one of them.....;-) but had a grand ole tome working new members and 5 of the founding members. A huge "Thank You" to them, Tom and Gordon(SK) for getting this group off the ground. Happy and Healthy New Year to All.
73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
Enjoyed the weekend sprint. Always nice way to spend a cold winter day. 73 Larry
Lots of fun this WES. Seemed like band conditions were a little better. Lots of QRM from RTTY boys and girls.
Limited time this weekend. Managed 3 contacts. Always fun!
Was a pretty good weekend for me , many thanks to those that called , I'm sorry I missed some that was calling , QSB, and QRM was bad at times. Many thanks for the ones that stopped for a chat. 73 to all Don
Tough conditions but fun. HNY es 73 to all.
Happy New Year!!!
Thank you all!
Alinco DX-SR8T; End-Fed Wire @25' attic antenna.
Sergey KD9EBS 73!
Finally in a house after 6 years in apartments! Antenna is a sloping sort of G5RV. I don't really know how long it is. It is cut to fit the space. Worked one 160 meter contact with Dit on it by inserting the tuner in the picture.
Worked this WES as myself and a few hours as K3Y/4. I had some KY3/4 QSOs on 30m, so they don't count for WES! Bands were pretty good, but 40m just was strange and has been for the past couple of weeks.
If I worked you, it was with one of these boatanchors in the picture!
Low bands are still the money winners. 80M has been great lately.
A little S&P here and there, a couple of runs and a lot of fun. Ran a 500w to counter the rtty invasion. Got to send a few HNY to some fine folks.
73 Mark KI0I 6585S
This was my first WES, I had fun.
73 Dwight, KM4FO
Great to put some time in on the KX3 and Kent key and get back to the WES after full hiatus and only limited participation. The weather forcing us inside certainly helped. HNY es 72 to all!
tnx for the qsos.
Lackluster conditions - passed out some points. Added a few K3Y stations, enough to complete the NA areas sweep. A toss up between making QSOs and watching the football games... (football won!). I will have to sign up for a few sessions as K3Y/6.
HNY & Congrats on 11th Anny SKCC!
Great time on WES despite PROP that didn´t help, was a VY hard listening...
QSO Stats; 3 on 28MHz, 14 on 21MHz, 6 on 14MHz
TA33 - 50W - HB Sideswiper
Thanks all for the QSO´s BCNU 73, Walt - ..- ZUT
Had a great time. Bands were good at times and bad at other times.
I was running my IC-7000 with my home brew straight
key and Lionel bug
Hope to catch some more K3Y stations....73
Now I've known Bob KW3F (2456T)for going on 30 years. We have seen each other at local radio gatherings over that time. But during this WES, for he first time, we worked each other on CW. Funny how things work out.
Just jumped in and out as time and conditions allowed, a nice way to spend a snowy Saturday. Thanks to all the ops who hung in with my QRP signal under less that great conditions. 73 and Happy New Year to all, 73 Mike
Great time again on WES. Worked a few new members, and hope to work you all again!!
Fun times were had by all. On the down side, I ran out of fuel for the heater in the shack. the last couple of hours were a tad cool.
Great fun fighting the RFI and poor conditions. 15 was open at times but very few stations tried that band. Thanks to W8BFX for WA on 15. Breaking in my new Begali Swing cootie, no strain, no pain. A great key.
Enjoyed getting back into WES - just hate having such a limited time to play.
Between fighting a cold and the ARRL RTTY contest (there is life outside of CW, isn't there?), this was a poor effort on my part. Hope to have more time next month.
Interesting propagation from way out west-guys would be 599 plus from various locales for 10-15 minutes then disappear!
Didn't spend a lot of time on the WES this weekend, but had fun running QRP with the KX2 and my Palm Radio SK.
I had help from Tigger our cat, seems to need attention when I'm operating !!
Thanks again to the ops pulling out my QRP !
HNY to all and GL with this months K3Y, I know I need it !!
72/73 de Bradenton, FL.
Here I was and there I went.
Tnx to all fer the QSOs . had fun as always. Ron
I made my first CW QSO this weekend. My dad helped me copy a little. Im still learning. See you next time. 73 Emily N9MLE
I had alot of fun. Bands were not too bad. I even worked
a few on 15 meters, K3Y/0 being one of them. And I got
4 bonus low numbers. FT-450 at 100 watts to balanced
line fed multi-band inverted V, up 35 ft. in a tree. Navy
flame proof and Junker straight keys. My cat Eddie decided
to take a nap on my log, so I decided to take a break.
Helped my daughter N9MLE get on the air for the first time. That was a lot more fun than working WES myself! Great job Emily!!!
Qrpp..1wt argo 6. G5rv. .and rtty qrm...ha.. pix of hb double paddle ... one end iambic the other single lever paddle... so ..tnx to board mbrs agn. See you in February wes... Probably at 5 wts... ha.. 73. Dave larsen firstname.lastname@example.org
Busy Sunday so can't play radio. Had a good time despite RTTY--especially enjoyed working some local folks, John, K4BAI, Lee, AA4GA, Dozier, WA4DEO, Jim, W4QO.
Marginal conditions but still fun. Tnx to all for the QSO's.
Station: Kenwood TS-450S (90-watts)
160m Inverted Vee @ 65-feet
80m Horizontal Loop fed at 70-feet
10m-40m Mosley Pro 67a @ 73-feet
Vibroplex Bug @ 18WPM using fender washers to damper (QRS) speed.
Thank you for the WES 2XQSOs, your participation has put me well into my Tx7 tally. God Bless.
Did not get to play as much as I had hoped. Next month.
Didn't have much time this WES weekend.
My second WES.
RIG: Elecraft K2 QRP, GP antenna for 20 and dipole 5m UP for 40. Key Junker.
Thanks for QSO with Bob (F6EJN), John (G0RDO), Chas (K3WW) and Jo (F8EZZ). Propagation here poor + local QRM from Plasma TVs (only 20m without QRM).
Chas (K3WW) have a good antenna and a very good ears, because hear my 5W from a simple GP antenna :).
See you in the next WES!
73, Mariusz (SP2SWI)
Had limited time, but the WES conditions were better than some past events notwithstanding the RTTY on 40. Managed a few K3Y stations, which was unexpected and am a little further on my way to TX2.
Tried out my new Viz Key Vertical and my Chinese PLA straight key.
73 ES HNY TO ALL DE DAVID, VA7UX
Great sprint as usual. 100W IC7000 with Bencher straight key. Spent some time on 15m for change. K3Y stations added to the interest!
Great fun as usual and thanks to all who worked me. Condx not too good but still able to make some great contacts.
GreatWES only bad part was RTTY contest on 40 and 20 CU next WES & SKS Dave 5519T
I at least TRIED sending "CQ WES QRS", but no one answered me.
I gave 10 bonuses and got none in return! Still fun.
Shifted between RTTY Roundup and WES. Conditions not too bad here. Thanks everyone. 73.
Conditions not the best, but still had fun with a good chunk of Saturday, and limited time on Sunday. Thanks to those with the patience for a less than robust signal!
THANKS TO BOB F6EJN AND BILL W4RMM FOR THEIR BONUS POINTS. 20M GOOD SATURDAY BUT NOT SO GOOD ON SUNDAY. RUNNING 75W TO A DIPOLE IN ATTIC. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH. 73 RON
Fun sprint with a snow storm Saturday evening. 40 is usually the bread and butter band here, but not this time. 80 was good on Saturday night and even managed a few 160m q's on my low (35ft) inverted vee dipole. Kudos to Tracy, N9DMA who told me this was his first SKCC QSO. Also welcome to Dave, K1BUK #16517, whose number was so new that it wasn't in the file I downloaded the morning of the sprint. CU next WES 73..
The poor and unstable band condx from the first week of K3Y continued for the WES. All 59 Q's were on 160-20. I didn't have a lot of time to put into the event but still had great fun even after operating as K3Y/8 several times so far this past week. I wked a few new K3Y/ stations this weekend.
Worked a lot of new members with very high numbers as well as 13 first year members.
Switched out my keys and used the Vibroplex Presentation bug and the Czech straight key.
Rig was the Elecraft K line and my KT34A yagi at 50' as well as the CF Zepp for 40-80 and a half wave dipole for 160.
73 de West Virginia
Only a short time on, very low score this time!
Great fun as always. Thanks for all the contacts.
Bands not the best, but was nice to work some newer members. Tnx for the contacts. cu next month. 73
Thanks for a good time havent operated a WES in a long time mostly on paddles, bands wasnt great but 80m was great. 73 all and HNY
Happy New Year everyone!
First WES I've been able to participate in a while, and sporadicly at that. Still fun though.
Thanks to the SKCC staff and all who support this event. Vy 73 ... de Del / W5QQ
Life and football was getting in the way this weekend.
GO GREEN BAY!
I was /4 in SC for this event running 3 watts with a KX1 transceiver, ZM-2 ATU, Begali Blade, and an end fed wire. Thanks to everyone who made an effort to copy my weak signal.
Very cold in Ohio this weekend. Had a good time staying inside where it was warm working some stations for the sprint. Made one contact with the bug and the rest using my Vibroplex straight key. 73 and thanks to all who make the SKCC sprints a great operating experience.
First WES in a while-thanks to the snow the honey do list was short for a change. Not the greatest of conditions on the bands but fun for sure. 73 all and thanks for the contacts.
Fun working these sprints. LNR LD5 at 5w into end fed antenna up 25 ft. J38 key 73 Ken
NICE WES! Lots of stations... must have been because of the snow (hi hi). I used my IC-7200 running between 75 to 100 watts to a multi-band vertical. Big old Kent Straight Key. See y'all next month.
My first WES and had a great time. Deep QSB and strange band conditions. Looking forward to many more. Worked 40 meters only.
73 for now,
Picked up 18 toward C. Thanks to all.
Most of my QSOs were while operating as K3Y/1. It is fun to be on the receiving end of a pileup once and a while! Sorry to those still waiting when my shifts ended. One funny incident, AF3Z called and I responded to AF2Z. He corrected me, then the very next QSO was with AF2Z! I must have summoned Drew with my mistake. A big thanks to the WES and K3Y organizers. 73, Howard.
I only able to work the contest on and off a little over the weekend. Rough conditions at times but always fun. I didn't make too many contacts but I picked up a few new numbers in the log.
Considering band condx, QSB, es QRN a good weekend. Tnx guys for all the the K3Y ops. I only need /KL7 now for the US sweep.
Conditions weren't that great here, but I managed to make a few contacts anyway. Rig is a Peaberry V2 SDR with a Hardrock-50 amplifier running about 40 watts on 40 meters and 25 watts on 20 meters. I was hoping to fill a few K3Y slots this weekend, but that didn't work out. See you in the next sprint. 73, Art
Didn't have time for WES. Will be on for K3Y/7. Bands have much QRN
Happy New Year! Thanks for the QSOs. 73 de WB9G.
I got to give out my #12 to a few people but only worked one other 1st year station. This month's rig was a Flex 3000 at 5 watts into an inverted vee at 30 ft. I decided after SKN I needed a little more practice with a straight key so I put the bug away and used the Czech military key.
FT450 and a dipole. Holiday style operating as I had other obligations. Managed a couple K3Y/ Ops. Thank you for the QSOs. 73 Mike
First shot at this. Had a blast!
Not a lot of time this weekend and blizzard conditions Saturday but I made 11 very high quality contacts.
I ran in the QRO category but I made one QRP contact with K4ISW using my Four State QRP Group Bayou Jumper transceiver.
Station: K3/100W to a 200' Doublet @ 30' Homebrew Hacksaw Blade Cootie
This WES was a real challenge for me what with the RTTY contest and the bands not being very good for me. But I did have fun even though I had a meeting on Saturday that took all afternoon. Thanks to everyone who did hear me and to the organizers of the WES events. 72/73 from beautiful West Virginia.
I've had very little activity over the past 10 months for a variety of reasons. I hope this is a harbinger of things to come in 2017. I made Tx5 during this WES and filled out the ever tricky WY slot for WAS. (Thanks K0FTC/7!) On the Friday before the event I took an under-performing doublet that was broadside to the side of a mountain and the south Atlantic and reconfigured it as a center fed inverted L with the vertical section on a ridge line. It outperformed by other doublet except to the NE US. I can finally hear some stuff west of me now! Station was an Elecraft K2/100 with a Begali Spark. Thanks to all the excellent SKCC ops out there and the snowy weather which kept me inside. --WZ4M Tommy