|AK: 2 / 13||AL: 6 / 189||AR: 1 / 35||ARG: 1 / 1||AZ: 3 / 109|
|BC: 2 / 28||BEL: 1 / 8||CA: 13 / 689||CO: 3 / 75||CT: 3 / 88|
|CUB: 1 / 50||CZE: 1 / 19||ENG: 1 / 15||FIN: 1 / 10||FL: 7 / 110|
|FRA: 6 / 329||GA: 7 / 162||GER: 1 / 27||ID: 1 / 50||IL: 7 / 201|
|IN: 6 / 153||ISR: 1 / 8||ITA: 1 / 26||KS: 3 / 269||KY: 3 / 190|
|MA: 6 / 219||MB: 1 / 6||MD: 6 / 329||ME: 2 / 46||MI: 9 / 388|
|MN: 5 / 65||MO: 13 / 564||MS: 2 / 33||MT: 1 / 8||NC: 5 / 132|
|NE: 1 / 2||NED: 1 / 3||NH: 3 / 177||NJ: 4 / 138||NS: 1 / 10|
|NY: 7 / 223||OH: 14 / 214||OK: 6 / 149||ON: 3 / 77||OR: 2 / 24|
|PA: 6 / 434||POL: 1 / 6||RI: 1 / 24||SC: 2 / 83||TN: 6 / 318|
|TX: 19 / 584||VA: 5 / 231||VT: 3 / 102||WA: 3 / 45||WI: 4 / 36|
|WV: 4 / 238|
SWL seemed best...only one band here for me 20m. nothing herd on 15m. TONY seemed to be doing OK on 20m. Maybe next WES will be in better shape. AA6AC
6276S CA Bob..
A NOISE LEVEL OF S8 ON 40 METERS AND POOR CONDITIONS HERE WITH STORMS ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY PREPARING STRAWBERRY BEDS AND PLANTING A NEW CROP MUST HAVE BEEN MY REASONS FOR A LOW QRP SCORE!!!
THANKS TO THOSE THAT COULD HEAR ME.
Raw score only - too much work calculating theme bonus points ;0)
Barely got my winter damaged antenna back up - didn't work many but enjoyed the time.
A fun event with a nice twist. I enjoyed extending the exchange a bit.
Another awesome WES. I operated part o the time from the car with 2.5W and a short antenna and I was able to contact W3NP and K3JZD. Good ears, guys! TNX
The rest of the time I used a 4.5 ft. diameter homemade magnetic loop antenna, that got some contacts on 80m, even being less than 1% efficient on that band. HI.
Also completed a couple of the mascots names. Loved it!
Thank you everyone! See you in the bands. 73, AC2RJ, Ruben.
That was fun, especially for a dreary weekend here. A special shout out to Bert, F6HKA, Bob, F6EJN and Lor, F8BBL for being my only European contacts. I just couldn't hear anyone else through local noise. Bands were spooky, K6ELQ, Tony, was booming in as usual - except on 15m - but problem might be my damaged 15m antenna.
Thanks to Jerry, K6III, for spotting me and to Slim, WA0BGV, (A MO Outlaw) and Doug (also an Outlaw and my CW teacher)for providing some strong signals. Regards, Jim
Just played around...first time in a long time. Used my HB-1B into an end-fed wire. Next month I will have my new (to me) Elecraft K2 on the air and I hope to participate more.
Like exchanging city names for a change; should do it again some time. Didn't have a lot of time but got 5 capitals and 15 mascots. Rig: Elecraft K3 @ 100W; Junker straight key; cobweb & endfed wire antennas.
Enjoyed a relatively short time on for the WES, plus I was working on some other things at the same time. I kept half and ear open for a CQ WES while at my computer. There wasn't a lot of activity on 20 and 40 while I was on, so the multi-tasking worked well. Thanks! -Jim AF3Z
Another interesting WES for me....almost completed my "S" Quest. Wasn't really chasing the "Theme" but almost completed the list of names...needed 1 more 'G'. My focus was stalk and pounce for the Ts and Ss I needed for my quest. All said and done, a really fun time. Thanks to all who worked with me.
Fun weekend with good activity. 20m on Saturday was tough going with qsb - thanks to all for persevering. 40m was much better.
Nice to hear Bert F6HKA with a solid 579 on Sunday morning but couldn't make it through, perhaps next time...
K3/100 - 90ft inv-L
Little time as usual. Still a lot of fun. See everyone (or at least a few of you) next month. 72 Peter
Another fun weekend at the radios ! Used the FT-450d set at 100w for most of my qso's this weekend, during greyline enhancement on Saturday evening 40 mtrs opened up nicely for about 45 min. Tuned across K7DD, Mike whom I worked using 5 watts on 7058khz using my FT817 & T1 tuner, longwire ant. With the band condx, was doing the happy dance afterwards. 73 to all and C U on the bands.
Fun as always in WES !
WES startet with poor condx on saturday. But got better when the sun went down. Sunday was like working only with the coax :-(
Best DX on Saturday evening with Jay VY1JA
See you all on the bands
Regrettably, being not at home I had only two free hours at the end of the event this month.
And more unluckily I had to stop after five contacts as I discoverd that my ROS suddenly increased dramatically. I think a trap of my multiband vertical antenna was wrong or broken following a recent windy storm a week before. I have to repear it before next SKS-E !
However, I had 40 meters contacts with NM1W, WB8YYY, K3EW, K3WW and K1EDG.
I was very glad to have a QSO with K3WW/qrp. Generally, his signal is about 579 or more, this time, it was 439. I understood why, when Chass announced his QRP conditions, well done Chass !
73 to all and see you next time !
Thank you for all stations. reports are better now. 73 and at next time. Bob
Nearly all QSO's were on 20m and I was pleased to get 7 of the bonus words. Rig as usual a Kenwood TS-440SAT, 100 watts to a Cushcraft MA6V vertical. Morse key - GPO Double Current key, and also a Marconi Coast Station PS No213A circa 1946. My favourite HI
This my first partecipation. I had a lot of fun.
73 de Emil I5EFO /SKCC #13262T)
New KX2 (nice little radio), Whiterook MK-49 key into either a 120' end fed or dipole. Mostly QRP, but needed to use my TS-590 for a couple of QSO requests that required 100 watts to make. So entered in the QRO category. Lots of family stuff so didn't get to work a heck of lot. But condx were not all that good for me here in CO. Did QSO with F6HKA-Bert and always great to get him in the log - Tnx Bert!. Lots of fun, tnx to everyone who participated, and tnx to the organizors who put these events on every month. 73, John K0FTC
A busy weekend for me..pleased that I did have time to make few contacts..Good to see all the comments as stations post in results.
The Vibroplex Junior performed well for being 96 yrs old....73 Rick
It was fun! The city name added a special extra to the contest. Thank you for setting this up. CUL on the bands! 73
MY EYES ARE BLOODSHOT FROM LOOKING AT MAPS...73, HANK PUG...
Great fun on a cold weekend!
Did not get a chance to play for very long but it was great fun as always. Even had a nice chat session with KG5DKG on Sat eve. Search and seizure mainly but got hung up with a stack up on Sat for a short time that was great fun. Hope to get some more time on the air. So busy being retired! Maybe I will bring out one of my homemade tube rigs next time.
Conditions not very good in MO, spelled 10 teams and worked one state cap. Had trouble finding the letter S. Thanks for QSO's C U next sprint
Saturday night dance ate up too many hours so I didn't get to work as many hours as usual but had fun. 80 meters was great and 20 held up good. What a adrenalin rush!
Lots of weak signals with conditions not good at all. Condx better on Sunday. Lost one side of my 160 meter loop- wire snapped and side was on the ground- So in essence was working with a very long wire and my Johnson KW matchbox- It will match almost anything. Like Tony K6ELQ said, it was working fine - snagged KL7,and many EU stations in the mud.Great relaxing weekend.
Seems like the bands were cooperative. The weather was a little nasty for March in WPA this weekend, so that gave me more time than I normally have available to work this event. . . . Jody - K3JZD
And now for something completely different!
Our 45th wedding anniversary was Saturday, so going QRP is my favorite way of operating when I can't spend long hours in the chair at one time. I decided to see if it really was possible to work SKCC guys with 1 watt or less, and if my luck so far was based on a big Amp or good antennas. All in all I eventually worked a lot of the guys I heard. The chat room helps a lot, even without skeds ( perhaps half were successful...thanks to all the guys that suffered in vain trying to give me a new multiplier) CQs work fairly well, best I could tell only 2 guys that seemed to be calling me were too weak to pull through, much less than when CQing with 600 to a KW. Some guys were impossible to get through to for long periods then like magic the band changes and one call does the trick. Most of the loud guys have good ears. F5DE called me on 40 M with my beam west. Thats at least 15 dB down for the antenna, and about 30 dB more down from my KW signal. That was enough fun to never have to try it again! I will go a full 5 watts next time I try QRP, possibly in the WPX.
Thanks to all the pulled me thru and to those where I was easy copy as well. 73 Chas K3WW
Enjoyable weekend! Conditions could have been better, but, thanks for everyone who dug those low signals out of the noise. I only missed collecting all the letters by 1-J and 1-S. A special thanks to Andy, K2OO for helping with Columbus!
Rig was IC-7300 running at 50 watts into an OCF Flagpole Vertical along with my Begali Spark.
Thanks for the Q's! 73 John K4FT
Got on several times over the weekend, good to hear the West Coast. Picture is the keys used, the small ones are from when I was K1VKW 55 years ago. The big one was made for me by G4XCL many years ago. The G4XCL key sends very smoothly.
TenTec Argonaut V at 15 watts
This month's theme wasn't one that captured my fancy at first. As WES continued my thoughts changed.
Old Geezers tend to be strange critters with collections of old memories, stuff like tin can telephones and learning Morse code at age of 10 using an E.F. Johnson buzzer.
When I worked W0YNS in Estes Park I thought about the late 1970s when I was on a business trip to Loveland and spent some time at Estes Park when there was a lot of snow on the ground. Really nice memories.
Upon hearing a station in Columbus, OH I thought about one fantastic zoo. Working K5OAI in San Angelo, TX brought to mind the San Angelo Standard Times, my father's favorite newspaper in the 1950s, an era when news was obtained from papers, not the one eyed monsters or the internet. Working KE5AL in Pflugerville,TX another nice one, ever had barbecue in Pflugerville?
1st time I've really played in a WES much of the weekend. The Mascots Spreadsheet was a huge plus that made me try to enter a score this time around.
Made the majority of my contacts on 20m (as usual) with 40m close behind and a brief venture to 15m for 21 QSOs Sunday afternoon. South America was MIA perhaps due to six days without any sunspots? Cycle 25 looking grim. Time to work on those low band antennas. Thanks to all who made this the usual fun event. 73 de K6ELQ Tony
Great fun, even though conditions were dismal from SoCA. Not a serious effort - only about 3 hours chair time. Thanks for the Qs!
Well, that was an unusual bonus scoring challenge.
I did get all the words spelt but only 7 Capitals
were logged. Mostly did hunt-n-pounce technique but
last 30min Sunday was CQ WES. SKCC Sked page was quite useful and held up well (TNX K7MJG). I designed and offered a Bonus scoring spread sheet.
Distributed by email to all respondents (about 30 or so). Sunday I found an error in it which I corrected in my local copy. It didn't show up until after I had logged about 45 QSOs or so. The
Error was no biggie but I am somewhat embarrassed
about propagating it.
Conditions reminiscent of the last solar minimum, but did manage 32 QSOs. Also collected 12 new C/Ts for my next S level quest. CU in April!
This was my first time in a WES. And like a few first timers, I realized after it was all over with I should have sent my name as "Mike/C" so I didn't hand out as many points as I could have. The March Madness was confusing. Unless I wanted to go lookup every state capitol and search every city I was given for the 40 Mile bonus, I can see that I wasn't the only one. I RXed 2 /C names. OK, it was FUN anyway. My straight key and bug sending is greatly improved and I'll be ready for the next one. Gotta go check my state totals now...Thanks for the FUN, C U next month.
Busy weekend, I had to go to a Robot Competition since my grandson was on a robot building team. I managed to make a few QSOs on 160 and 20M but most of my work was on 80 and 40M.
Not a lot of time with the "Madness" going on TV.
As alway's a lot of fun. McElroy straight key ....
Another weekend with too much other stuff going on. I was able to sneak in a few contacts. Started with my Icom 735 and finished up with my Ten Tec Triton IV with a freshly cleaned and relubed PTO. Key this time was a 1942 Vibroplex Lightning Bug. 73 all till next month.
Daytime band conditions poor at this QTH.Things picked up in the evening though. Nevertheless, WES enjoyable as always. 73 to all
Thanks all, wish I could spend all weekend on the radio
Thanks to all who participated ande made WES so much fun. I was able to work the last few needed for Sx3. With that goal in mind, i went QRO 100w, this month. Best 73 & God Bless. Ric
Conditions again stunk on 20M. Oh well. I got in a few QSO's last couple of hours. I appreciated each one of them. CU next month... I hope. 73
Well I got CO3JK for the first time this WES. Band conditions were not real good here this weekend. The time change got me a few more 80 meter contacts on Sunday morning. All 5 watts on the 7410 and 80 meter Inverted Vee.
My K-2 died earlier in the week, so I used an MFJ-9040, which leaves much to be desired, although it is better than nothing. Gotta use that filter that is located between the ears. Anyway, it was a very rough sprint and definitely a challenge. Next month hope to be able to work QRPp again with the K-2, Thanks to those that copied and replied to me and to the organizers of the WES.
Not as many QSOs as last month. But got a few more towards awards. New Sked page was great and skcc_skimmer worked well. Also getting better with the sideswiper.
Playing with a little homebrew 80m transmitter....NOT the weekend for QRPp on 80m's LOL
Always fun though.
73 for now,
Got the xyl to help figure out the mascots and capitals. Nothing says togetherness like this contest! Had fun but the bands was terrible from my QTH. 73
Between an arthritis flare-up that didn't help my fist,qrn and qsb, and having to work with an indoor whip antenna with less than 1 watt, I'm amazed I got even 2 qso's, one a dx, at that. WES, always fun!
The inclusion of cities was a nice twist. I thought I was going to leave two mascots on the table for lack of the final two s's and then along came Kansas City!!
Nice theme. Wish conditions were better. Now preparing for Winter storm in the Northeast. 73 and thanks for all the Qs.
I was in & out all weekend , like the bands were for me. Many thanks to those that called. Very sorry to those we lost through band conditions.
TNX to those that called for a chat . 73 to all
Thank you all for this great WES!
Alinco DX-SR8T. End-Fed Wire @ 25 feet at the attic.
Another fun WES. Propagation was good at my QTH on both 40 and 20 meters. Did not play too long even though the West Coast signals were rolling in with the storm. Had plenty of vowels but fell short of consonants in the word search ... that was the real March Madness ! 73 all.
New home location. Still working out the details and being cautious about the neighbors and RF.
I almost never complain about band conditions. But I thought they were pretty awful this WES. Just had a real tough time making QSOs. Still had fun though!
Good time. Lot of QSB. I messed up on my bonus points. I worked 10 capitols, and am in a capitol, so guess that's 2000.
Worked more stations on 80 meters than in past 50 years. Good fun despite limited time due to clash with daughters bicycle racing.
Band conditions much better this month. I got good reports from the stations who could hear me. Best DX Ed/K1EDG - Gray,ME
This was a tuff weekend for QRP. Lots of signals but very weak, spent all of my time on 40M as 20M dead here. Still, a fun weekend watching a late-season TN snowfall while working WES! K2 in the shop for upgrades, so used my YouKits HB1B, GHD cootie key and EFHW at 30 ft. Tnx to all who worked my 5w signal!! Had a fun time!
I enjoyed the March madness theme even though I'm not a basketball fan - and got a lot of bug practice sending my town name - Deerfield!
I had to weigh between going fishing or work the WES - looks like the fishing won hands down. Full moon and the Dogwoods are blooming is always a good sign for fishing here in the South. Having said that, I did manage to work 6 stations in 6 different states with two being the Capitol for bonus points. Maybe next WES I can give a little more time. Thanks to the few I worked. Looking forward to next month...
It was fun, I was in and out a lot today but enjoyed it when I could.
Had fun! Condx not great from here. Tnx for the QSOs and SKCC #s! 73,Randy, KS4L
Bands could stand to be a little better, but still had a great time. I had to put all of my wire antennas back up after storm rolled through here last week. Lost one elm tree which wiped out three antennas. See everyone later. 73 Bill Outlaw #3
Good WES. Most contacts were on 40M. Spent a lot of time in the WES because I couldn't hear many stations in the OK, ID, and WI QPs.
Only spent a limited time in this WES. Turn out seemed very low. I hope my long city name helped a few folks. 73 de AL
Good to see so much participation. Plenty of great fists out there too!
Time constraints kept me from operating as much as I would have liked to, but had fun anyway! My new IC-7300 is great, the band scope sure helps! I'm already looking forward to next month! Thanks for the QSO's! 73, Bryan N4UXA
This was one of my better efforts in WES. 40 and 20 seemed to be the workhorses this time around for me.
I always enjoy making up words out of the letters I work.
Just got Bert in France today....got back today after a week in Everglades NP. No time today, but managed 1 !
Can't miss a WES, even if it's only 1 QSO !
Next month.....73 de Florida
Another fun filled WES.
A bit more complicated scoring but with a
K6III Spread Sheet it made things much much easier.
Lots of fun as always. Thanks for the QSOs. See you all again next month.
73, John N9RLO
Lots of fun as usual. Ran QRP with K3S in the shack. Took a hike Sunday and made a few QSOs with a YouKits HB-1B running 3W to a dipole in a tree up 15 feet. Temperatures in the 30s, but light winds and plenty of sunshine made it nice. The deer even obliged me by making a nice bedding area for me to sit in. Finished all the team names and was able to find 11 capital cities. Chas, K3WW, did a great job in the milliwatt category. I started out as QRPp, but as soon as I heard Chas say he was QRPp I tucked my tail and cranked it up to 5W : ) Nice score Chas, and happy anniversary! See you all next time 72, DE Marty N9SE
April is on the way... new kx2 9 wts g5rv 35ft inv vee n/s.... tnx to SKCC board...bad bands.. pix of magnet keys no springs in them.. ha-Lots of chips in basement with 3 lathes, 2 Mills and 1 cnc mill... hobby... so, hope the bands btr in April W E S.... cul 73 dave firstname.lastname@example.org. ........
I had a ball ounce again. I was only able to work 1 station on Sarurday the rest were on Sunday after church. I worked 40m during entire sprint with only 1 contact on 20m.
Fun weekend; 15m and 10m didnt seem to cooperate from here; Only got K6ELQ on 15m and KJ1RE on 10m.. Good news was the 80m windom didnt mind the wind this time and the swr stayed constant..
I was in and out this weekend and so was the 20 meter band. Completely dead then alive later on.Tnx F6HKA -Bert for the QSO on Sunday.K3WW Chas nice to work you QRPp to QRPp
Enjoyed "talking" to W0YZZ this weekend. He started the QSO slowly which made me feel quite comfortable.
Too busy on Sunday to participate. Had fun Saturday evening.
Conditions not too good here. Stayed on 40 for a few contacts. Thanks everyone. 73.
Nice weekend. Conditions were OK here, pretty good to EU. Sending the city/town was a real rhythm changer, not my favorite thing. Worth a bunch of points, though! Thanks to all.
IN AND OUT ON SATURDAY AND ONLY WORKED 8 STATIONS
ON 20M. NO TIME ON SUNDAY. SEE YOU ALL NEXT MONTH.
I broke out my old? Yaesu FTdx-3000D rig for this one, instead of the Icom IC-7300. Had more time than in the past, but still have the family care issues (2 family members and my very old terrier who requires the most care. I managed 81 QSOs, maxed the scrabble bonuses (3 times over) and got 8 capitals. The WES was a lot of fun. Thanks for the QSOs and Capitals. 73 de Art W2NRA 11634Sx5
Band condx were far from stellar but overall there were a lot of good signals and each band had decent openings - at least to/from WV. I did use my KPA-500 amp again. Had one 15m qso with K6ELQ. I occasionally check 10 & 15 and was surprised to hear Tony calling CQ right where the K3 came on at.
I worked several 1 watt stns - KF7WNS, N1BB, N2JNZ, K3WW, NN0SS, and perhaps more. They all had decent signals. Worked more C's than usual.
Rig was the Elecraft K Line. Antennas: KLM KT34a & 130' CF Zepp @ 45'. Keys: Vibroplex Blue Racer & my favorite straight key - the German Junker. This was my first WES using my Resonant CW Speaker and that was a most pleasant "easy on the ears" experience.
It was a busy weekend with my usual most important thing - church x2 and S School, but I did manage to get on the air a good bit and late Sat nite on 80 was very nice albeit losing sleep with time change.
73 de West Virginia
First time I ever used the 'theme'. Interesting!
Lots of high numbers; good that the club is growing. (Used a Kent key for all contacts)
73, Red, W3RT, # 3237T
Really enjoyed the exchange this month. A lot more interesting than the run of the mill stuff. Thanks to those who dream up the monthly bonus stuff. Rig: TenTec Omni 6+, Yagis, Rotary Dipole, Vertical and Zepp.
A rough weekend for 5 watts and a wire in a tree!
I really enjoyed this WES. I regret missing all of Sunday. Used 3 of my homebrew keys; The Slab(st key), Zig-Zag(bug) and my newbrew 'VibroBug'featuring all recessed magnetically activated reed-switch contacts.
ALLOT OF FUN AS ALWAYS. I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE STATIONS THAT ANSWERED MY PEANUT WHISTLE STATION. LOOKING FORWARD TO APRIL. VY 73 DE DEL/W5QQ
The bonus was fun, but a little embarrassing - I live in Ada; not much of a catch! Lot of letters wated due to lack of 'S's. Most contacts on 40, a few on 20 and 80. IC-703 at 5w to 240' doublet with J-38 key. 73
Spring is here .. Limited time for the Sprintathon .. Enjoyed the time I did spend .. Traded in K7ROH for W7TDK .. Running the TenTec Pegasus now .. Only thing in the shack now .. No parts.. No radios ..
Excellent Sprint! As a neophyte cootie user, I want to thank all who read my fist. You guys are good! And thank you, Curt, for the VizKey Cootie. Very nice work.
I was looking forward to working Senator W0EJ portable in ND this weekend. Thanks for the really great effort, Bill. You would have been the pileup of the weekend! Hope you made it home safely.
Best regards to all from West Virginia.
Not much time to play this weekend, but fun as always. Also, I got distracted by some DXpeditions.
Really enjoyed my first complete WES thanks for all the QSOs Bud
This was an interesting WES. I heard several regions that I usually do not hear and some of the usual ones were missing at my location.
Only participated for an hour, but it was fun!
40m was good Saturday night
I had a full weekend of other activities this weekend so only a short time in the WES, and only had 10 contacts. Hopefully next month will be better for me.
Only small window of time for me, hope better next month. 72, Ray
Once again enjoyed the WES very much. It is one of my favorite events. Murphy visited this time. While my KWS-1 was warming up before the event, it smoked. I ended up using my trusty Viking 2 instead. Hopefully will have the KWS-1 fixed this week. Once again, I was only able to operate sporadically. One day I'll have a whole weekend to devote! 73, Mike
Just getting started in CW - lots of fun!
Homebrew 6L6, 15 watts out to an inverted V at 30ft.
Well at least I made a couple of contacts. Thanks, and 73, Art.
Its been a while since having any time for a WES. Still had lots of weekend distractions keeping me away but was able to work both the West Coast and France on 5 watts. Thanks to all for responding. Fun Times!!!
Didn't have much time to work WES. Bands were not that good, but still fun. Many new stations which is good to see. There should be some more new C's, T's, and S's soon.
I was operating from the farm this weekend, I used a J-37 straight key, Flex 1500 and inverted vee at 30 feet. Bert has great ears to hear my puny 5 watts in France all the way from NE Texas.
Bands were in bad shape here for me, only 2 contacts on 20 meters and the rest were split between 40 and 80 meters. But it was still loads of fun. Managed to get all the team mascots and 8 capitals. So that worked out. Best 72/73 to all from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave