|AK: 1 / 4||AL: 5 / 181||ARG: 1 / 9||AUS: 1 / 35||AZ: 6 / 154|
|BC: 2 / 5||BEL: 1 / 43||CA: 12 / 178||CO: 1 / 53||CT: 3 / 278|
|CUB: 1 / 38||CZE: 1 / 4||ENG: 1 / 15||ESP: 1 / 31||FL: 8 / 99|
|FRA: 5 / 387||GA: 12 / 410||GER: 1 / 16||ID: 1 / 8||IL: 8 / 285|
|IN: 6 / 221||ITA: 2 / 89||KS: 3 / 197||KY: 2 / 183||MA: 5 / 123|
|MB: 1 / 8||MD: 6 / 249||ME: 2 / 35||MI: 7 / 212||MN: 4 / 101|
|MO: 12 / 192||MS: 2 / 72||NC: 8 / 248||NH: 6 / 232||NJ: 6 / 275|
|NM: 1 / 31||NV: 1 / 23||NY: 6 / 294||OH: 5 / 77||OK: 4 / 74|
|ON: 4 / 142||OR: 1 / 28||PA: 6 / 568||POL: 2 / 28||PR: 2 / 89|
|RI: 1 / 2||SC: 2 / 18||SD: 1 / 11||SK: 2 / 23||TN: 5 / 162|
|TX: 16 / 478||UT: 1 / 4||VA: 9 / 303||VT: 1 / 24||WA: 2 / 74|
|WI: 4 / 79||WV: 4 / 279||WY: 1 / 100|
Started the WES on a picnic table in a local park Saturday morning with 5 watts and EFHW antenna. Moved to the ham shack Saturday evening and Sunday and operated at 90W and a yagi. I made most of my contacts on 20 meters. Loads of fun! Thanks to all that participated. 73's Carl
POOOR at my trap. vert. HERD few stations all very weak...LOGGED: K3WW K0FTC/7 K5VI 20 MTRS.
AA6AC Bob CA 6276S...
Mother's Day weekend plus when I did get on, the noise level was very high. Hope for better next month.
A fun WES but not much time to dedicate to it.
I enjoyed WES very much, even having only a couple of hours to operate due to work. A few contacts and a couple of new numbers! Yay! Thank you everyone. I see you all in the next event. 73 de AC2RJ, Ruben.
Thanks for the contacts. That was a lot of work! Jim
Lots of fun on a rainy, cold New England Spring (?) day. (some slushy snow here this morning) Hope to CU again next month es 73 de Peter, AE1T
Condx were not great but having lots of SKCCers on the air made it worthwhile. 80 meters was my best band (38 QSOs); followed by 20 & 40. My rig: K3 @ 100 watts. Ants: indoor cobweb antenna (10m-20m) & 90ft endfed wire (30m-160m). Trusty Junker straight key. Tks & a tap o' the key to all. 73!
Not too much time this weekend, but it's always fun to have at least a handful of qsos.
K3/100 - 90ft inv-L
Thanks for an enjoyable WES this month. All contacts were made on 40 meters and most contacts were over 569, a most enjoyable night!
Not much time with Mother's Day and other activities. Fun anyway, wish I had more time on 80M with my 4 watt rig... band was in good shape, even got a response from Germany to my CQ (non SKCC member). He was helped hearing me by his 3 element 80 meter yagi at 35Meters... gotta get me one of those... 73/72 to all, Peter
Kept my radio on throughout the WES, only successfully competed 4 qso's. Qsb wiped out many attempts, incomplete exchanges only for the station's signal to never return. W3NP, Dave in West Virginia answered one of my CQ's, we quickly exchanged required info, thank you Dave ! 73 to all, C U on the bands.
I was glad to have 44 contacts in this WES with 39 different stations, 22 QSO on 40 m and 22 on 20 m.
Six new members and one new SKCC country : Mauritania, when contacted Jean 5T0JL for a little chat contact, not only a "599 TU" ! There is a very nice text about Jean on QRZ.com.
73 es see you all next time !
200W,yagi tribander create 318 jr
GP on 40m
Nice conditions at evenning for we, afternoon for USA. 73 Bob
Great fun again on 40 & 20m, with a variety of countries worked using my MA6V vert for 20m & a 20ft fishing pole vert. for 40m. QSO's with USA=3, France=5, Italy,Belgium, Australia, Mauritania, Finland, Spain & Germany=1. Highlights for me were working 5T0JL Jean on 20m, and VK7CW Steve on 40m with my 20ft vertical pole ant and distance to Tasmania
about 10,800 miles.
73. John / G0RDO / SKCC #2133S
I had a lot of fun in my first partecipation.
I hope hear you again in next WES.
Good Bye and Good Luck from Italy
Gabriel (I5-2701FI & NAQCC SWL-99)
Saddle on Jelm Mountain at 9000'. Good east/west take-offs. Winds tough on Saturday through this gap. Broke favorite fiberglass pole (see it splinted in picture). Apologies for stunted communication on sked page - cell phone coverage not so hot - 5 minutes to load a page or comment for the most part, sometimes not at all - and phone does not stay live on the page. I know I missed some folks who want WY, but planning on June WES trip to WY. Used a MyAntennas 80 meter EFHW, and tried an 80 meter loop (not so hot for getting out, but wow-could it hear). TS-480SAT on a Honda generator for power. Czech military key. Picture is looking N and East over Laramie plains from Jelm Mountain. Thanks for the QSO's, and thanks to SKCC sponsoring one of my favorite radio events. 73, John K0FTC
Thanks to John K0KTC/7 for memories of Woods Landing, what a neat place. Logged four new numbers
Fun time during a busy weekend....73 Rick
Worked 20 meters exclusively. Band was in fair condition. Just two DX--Duc, F5UQE and Roby, IK0MHR. Several QRP, which is always fun. Picked up 19 toward my Senator. Locally, internet connection failed for several hours which made logging a bit of a challenge.
Very poor propagation, very good operators
Condx were really the pits the whole weekend. Thanks to all who dug my signal out of the mud. CW is still fun!! Vy 73, Lee K1LEE
I spent my time looking for WES CQ's and found the Sprint a bit more enjoyable. F6HKA, F6EJN, F5UQE and OS0S were DX stations in evidence. I heard a DL and 5N0JL but couldn't raise them.
Thanks for all the nice QSO's from representatives of all ten US call areas.
QSOED WITH LOT'S OF NEW MEMBERS ..I QSYED FROM BAND TO BAND MOSTLY ON 40 AND 20 METERS...73, HANK PU...G
Eight 40M QSO's with "Ameco-Like" 14W output transmitter paired with Hallicrafters S-19R.
rough go sun spots still not right but tried batch of no letters
Had only Saturday to operate and had to send left handed as I broke my right arm. Used a HiMound HK-706 key fresh from E-Bay.
Let's modify the May WES if it falls on Mother's Day. Make it an exception to the rule. Cut into operating time severely.
Conditions to say the least were not very good- a lot of hard listening on this end . Special thanks to John K0FTC who went to WY for the WES. Gave me my WAS finally.
Nice to shed the unnecessary 95 watts and just use the 5 watts that gets the job done (even if it meant more unanswered CQs). Always nice to work Bert-F6HKA. Nice 40m openings to the West late Saturday and again early Sunday. Love all of the singing bugs in use during the SKCC events. Liked the raw, no bonus, KISS event - need one of these each year.
Softrock RXTX SDR with MX-PA50M amp to get my power up to 4.9 watts. Dipole on 40m and 3el triband beam on 20m. Jody-K3JZD
Pretty good conditions at times, not so stable at others. Most of Sunday with children and grandchildren and their Mothers.
Appreciate the WES and all who participated. Good practice listening and had some time for contacts
40 and 20 were only bands worked. No signals heard on 15 and 10. Didn't get to 80 or 160 as most operating was during the days. Thanks for all QSOs. Hope to meet some of you a Dayton this week. 73, John, K4BAI.
Being stubborn, I stuck with going QRPp again. Using my Wilderness Sierra, LNR 102040 EFHW at 20' and 900mw. Using my newly HB cootie made from angle brackets and old saw blade. Only had a couple of hours Sat morn and cndx not being good, couldn't do much. Try again next month.
just learning. Hope to have more time next activity. Thanks
Another spectacular weekend of propagation ... not!!! Best RST I received was 339. Bands were napping.
IC-7000 @50 Watts with Navy Flameproof key.
Antenna is end-fed 60' wire running along top of 4' wooden fence. Surely my antenna can't be my problem ... naw, it's gotta be something else ...
Bands not very good shape. Lots of QSB.
Out of town company most of weekend. Two daughters and 5 grandkids arrived unannounced Friday night about 11:30 p.m.
That certainly impacted Old Jim's WE plans, but it resulted in his being enabled to demonstrate amateur radio, CW mode, to a 15 year old grandson. He got to watch QSOs made with KM4FO in KY and K4BAI in GA on 20 meters.
The unexpected visit made the interruption worthwhile been a long time since we have seen them.
Thanks to all for the Q's! Already looking forward to next month. 73 es Adios!
A fun WES, as usual. Nice to relax in a straight-key QRS environment in this QRQ world! Thanks for the QSOs!
Slow going with poor CONDX. Be out of town and will miss the JUNE WES.
Nice to get on and operate a bit. Great Spring weather and not-so-great conditions made for a wonderful weekend outside, but not much operating inside.
Enjoyed my first WES. Looking forward to next month.
This month I had a total of 95 minutes of operating time on Saturday night. Sunday was my Birthday and Mother's day and we were quite busy with the family. I had 17 QSOs on 40M, 14 on 80M and a whopping ONE QSO on 20M ! Lots of lightning noise built up on 800M by 0100 UT on 80 so I gave up for the night. See U for the next WES !
I decided this month to go QRPp, using a Chinese kit 1 watt 40 meter transceiver with a DDS VFO. I had it set up on the workbench instead of the operating console. All day Saturday and most of Sunday I thought 40 seemed real quiet and not in good shape. Sunday afternoon I was working a station and heard a small pop. After that I was no longer transmitting. A quick bit of troubleshooting found a blown final transistor. After replacing the transistor I checked the SWR and found it almost infinite. I had left the tuner in line over at the operating position and tuned for 30 meters. Bypassed the tuner and all of the sudden 40 came alive. Made a couple more contacts, much easier with a resonant antenna. Had a great time with QRPp. See you all next month. 73, Noel
Conditions not too bad for my QRP. Racked up quite a few QSOs. Several stations on 3 bands and several EU stations. Thanks all!
Only was able to get in an hour Saturday nite 40m was almost no QRN for a change ,Rig KX3 5 watts, G5rv @25 feet,Bencher Key. Tnx for the QSO's 73 Ray
Just started using a new radio and did not know the pre amp was ON for 40 meters. The QRN was really bad here until I figure out my operator error! Oh Well ! Thank You to all that put up with me, I should have used mo old trusty radio. HI 72 de Jeff K9JP
Got home just in time to catch the last hour thanks
Good band conditions this weekend here in WNY. Nice turnout for WES. Rig: IC-7000 at 50w. into dipole up 25 ft. w/ Navy straight key.
Thanks to all who participated. A special apology to those that answered my calls, with no response. I that it strange that I was not hearing any signals, not even the RTTY contest. Then I did some testing and my radio had gone DEAF. So I broke out the backup/ Field Day TS-570, and was able to make a few contacts on Mother's Day. Best 73 & God Bless.
was able to work 80 40 and 20. using my 80 meter loop for 80 and 40 and cubix quad for 20. no signals heard on 30 or 15 m from Virginia . rigs were k2 and ten tec Omni 7. good fun thanks for all the qsos
Not best of conditions, but got to work a couple now and then. I won't be around in June :(
With prop. being what it was, QRP-level was a "real challenge" this weekend. Answered MANY CQ's with no joy both 40m and 20m.
Maybe I'll do better next month.
73, and tnx to those who heard and worked me.
Chuck - KA5PVB
The conditions here were pretty bad this weekend. I called CQ about 100 times with few responses. Did get 2 PR stations on 20 meters, nothing from EU this month. 7410 @ 5 watts, 80 meter Inverted Vee @ 30 ft. and Begali Cootie.
Busy weekend. Ran QRP instead of QRPp.
Boy watts make a difference. 25 watts seems to do good. Saturday on 40 mtrs was wiped out by digital, Sunday on 40 was much better. How I love CW with a straight key!! It's "real" radio! 73, 72 all.
WOW! Dang near missed this one. Got in with 9 minutes left!! Still got my few Q's in though.
Hope all the Mothers out there had a Happy!!!
Saturday morning I pulled K.P. to help prepare entrees. Saturday afternoon and evening entertained an extended family for our Mother's Day dinner. Sunday morning it was Mother's Day Brunch. The rest of the time was spent on the WES. Great fun! If anyone is hiding sunspots, now is the time to set them free!
Lots of activity. Was able to make my goal for this WES. Hope to have added some QSO's for awards.
Enjoyable. Think I may have reached Sx3? Thanks to all that worked me. 73
Thank you all.
It was fun, despite the poor CONDX.
RIG is Alinco DX-SR8T, ANT End-Fed Wire @ 25' in the Attic.
Didn't have a lot of time to devote to this WES. Signals seemed pretty sparse on Saturday. Sunday was much better. Worked mostly 40m with some 80m and a few QSOs on 20m.
At first, I was a little disappointed that there was no theme this WES. However, after thinking it over, it's sort of nice just once to see how I stack up against everybody else with no bonus points to cloud the results.
One more interesting thing - I worked a bunch of WV stations. I don't know how they did it, but every one had a booming signal into my shack, even the QRP guys.
I really enjoyed evaluating my 33 foot vertical wire suspended in a tree with a 9:1 unun at the feed point. I worked states from coast to coast including a before going to church contact with VK7CW in Tasmania. Look forward to next month. Terry KE5YUM in North Texas.
Had some last minute chores so I just took it easy in the time I had. The bands looked pretty empty on the display, good fun anyway.
QSB-QRN says it all...hard work this time.
Just had Saturday morning to Sprint, but an enjoyable time as usual! Used K2 at 5w, EFHW and GHD cootie key.
My first one. Did not even know what I should be doing or else I would have chased SKCC instead of DX Expeditions. Made one contact, had fun doing it, even though it was a rough one. QRM was very present during this contact. 73, Steve-KI4EZL
Love the WES although didn't have a lot of hours in the shack due to household chores. Looking forward to June!
Glad to be back again. Many thanks for all the contacts. Sorry I lost a few of you with the QSB going on 40 meters and also appreciated the persistance of some that hung in there to get the info confirmed. Ran the Eagle and the K4VIZ Cootie and 1919 Vibroplex Original. Took some time out Sunday afternoon with the family for Mother's Day. See you next month again!
Nice to hear a lot of you in the WES. Conditions didn't seem all that good, but the 40 meter band seemed to pick up some with more activity the last two hours of the event. Look forward to next month's WES. CU then!
Twenty seemed poor here but 40 meters was working good for me. Was out most of the day Saturday but had fun when I could.
Worked a few more Sunday so resubmitting.
SLOW GOING this sun spot cycle!
I am away on a 30-day trip so will miss June WES.
73 to all de Jerry in NorCal
Nice weather in MO so there was a lot of things to be done outside, but I did make some contacts. Thanks to all ops and people who make the sprints possible...Bill
Thanks for all the great fun on 40 & 20... even tho 40 was kinda noisy on Saturday.
Tough conditions this weekend with massive storms in the Southeast Saturday and Mother's Day on Sunday preventing much participation. Thank you for the QSO. 73 Mike
I had fun with my Rockmite and new antenna. Thanks Bert & Bob.
Conditions were tough both days. Glad to have participated in another WES.
One good run on 40 Saturday night with no RFI. Sunday I could only work the stations above S9. F6EJN was one of them ! Sorry if I failed to hear some weaker stations calling me. 73 de N4ow AL
Great contest. I think 40m was especially kind to us.
It's always fun to pound brass with this group of operators! It would be great if conditions would cooperate but we had fun in spite of the conditions. Thanks for the contacts and a big thanks to the organizers who put these events together. 73, Jim
I didn't have as many contacts as I would have liked to have made, but it was fun trying.
Weather too nice to spend time on the radio.
Tough conditions for QRP this weekend !
Used my KX1 and wire antenna and Palm Radio SK.
We'll see what next month brings, maybe better conditions !
Thanks to the ops es 72/73 from Florida.....
Doing a re enter. Somehow I got 25 points bonus I shouldn't have gotten.
Tnx fer the QSOs. Ran mostly QRO,but did make a hand full of QRP contacts with great results Sat. morning when 40 really opened up. A real pleasure working some DX on 40,Tnx Steve/VK7CW and Rafael/CO8RRM. Not a lot of QSOs but had fun as always. Tnx to the SKCC guys who make it possible.
Fun as always. Time very limited. Much local RFI.
I enjoyed the sprint and look forward to the next one. Tnx to all. 73 John N9RLO
Samo... Kx2. 5 wts. G5rv.. so, hello to all ... c U in june.. tnx to SKCC board guys... was going to use hb magloop but bands not gud... 73. Dave. N9zxlqrp@gmail.com
Operated poartable at a local park for a short time. Just 5 qsos. Used KX2@5W, qrpguys cootie, raised vertical antenna with raised radials, logged with Hamlog on ipad. Check out https://youtu.be/TUeeypuTmew for QSO with K6KPH
What a struggle that was. SFI at 68, K3...not a good combination for anyone regardless of antennas. Every QSO was a victory of sorts. Especially on 20M. 40M was much more forgiving. Of the 78 Q's, 43 were on 40 alone.I spent far more time on 20M eeking out each one of those 35 on 20. Still, when all is said and done, WES is the most fun contest of all. Thanks for picking my puny signal out from the aether. 73 Paul NG7Z in southern AZ. (not WA anymore)
My first WES, even though I signed up for a SKCC number 2 years ago.
Lysco 600 TX (6AG7/6AG7/807) at ~25w output.
Elecraft K# at 100 watts with a J-38 key. Thanks all for the contacts!
Poor proagation and could't be for a long time in the shack. Using a Taesu FTDX5000MP 150 watts. Bug Vibroplex (1951). Antenna TA53M with 40m kit.
In this WES I used the FT-450 (PWR 100W) because the last storm with lightning destroyed the PA transistor in my K2 QRP. The power was bigger than usual, but the receiver was worse than the receiver in K2. GP antenna for 20m and Dipole for 40m. I got some new SKCC numbers (QSO with K4BAI, ON5UK, 5T0JL, G3ZRJ). Thanks for the contacts! I'm getting closer to the letter C after the number :). I look forward to the next WES.
Lots of activity on 40 and 20 but QSB made it challenging at times. Heard many more that were 599 then gone in the mud.
Lots of fun as always.
Just wandered 20m a bit. Always a bit of added fun to exchange a few contacts in the WES now and then. Thanks to those I happened across!
Poor going but some surprises (FRA x 2 & SCO in 20m). Icom-703 @ 5W & endfed long wire. The image shows a little visitor to the yard of the shack. It seemed fascinated by the beeps from the 703... 73 Jose VE3DTI
It was good to hear more than static this week-end through our local rain storms. Thanks all. Until next time - 73 - Brian
Used Bencher straight key and ICOM7000 to 3 band vert. 8 ft off grnd. Not much time but enjoyed the sprint. CUL!
Another fun WES and I managed to pick up a few more towards my 'S'. This month I used my 1959 Vibroplex Champion Bug instead of the cootie, for something different and a bit of practise. Thanks to all those who took the time to listen out for VK.
73 de Steve VK7CW 10820T
Having fun on vacation in Michigan. Worked from my Sister-in-law's back yard using my KX2and an EFHW wire antenna.
Really bad conditions here. Hope next month is better. 73
Is there a "Worked all France" award? Might have gotten it. Anyway, I wish the rest of the weekend had been as productive as Sunday evening. Lots of QSB and QRN from a coastal storm. Activity from New England seemed lower than usual. The SKCC Logger seemed under-used, compared to earlier contests. But it was a good time -- thanks to all.
This was a fun weekend. Got to play with my new toy; a low-band (10m thru 80m) antenna in the WES. It's a MyAntenna EFHW-8010-HP up 30 feet and I got it up in an almost flat 130 feet run. I cannot believe how low the SWR is on each bands in covers (6m, 10m, 12m, 15m, 17m, 20m, 30m, 40m, 80m, but not 60m). I used it on 40m and 80m during the WES and it worked great. I won't use it above 30m as I have a beam that covers those bands. I also did some left handed cootie keying. I've been practicing to give my right hand a rest in long SKS/WES runs and numerous CQ calls. (secret: I'm a natural lefty)
Didn't operate as much as I wanted. Chores of the retired. Let see, Saturday morning gym workout, Sunday morning gold practice, then 29 mile race bicycle ride in the afternoon. Don't you just hate it when chores keep you away from SKCC events? Hey, somebodies got to do it.
Thanks for the QSOs. 73 de Art W2NRA SKCC #11634Sx5
I mostly operated on Saturday as Sunday is reserved for Lord's day activities at our house (teach Sunday School, morning and eve services, etc and of course the kids calling on mother's day!). I worked about half of the WES at 100w but with the extreme deep QSB I kicked on the KPA-500 amp which put me in the over 100w category.
I actually had better prop into EU (and a lot of our EU friends were on) than to the west but did catch John AL7JK in AK with a Q5 signal from his vertical ant. Also wrked Steve VK7CW at about 0330 on 20 meters with a nice signal. Conditions continue to be poor on the higher bands.
I had my 160 meter full size horizontal loop (550') about 90% done before the WES (see white wire in photo) and was afraid my 130' CF Zepp (black wire) would not like being totally surrounded by all that wire but it didn't seem to hurt.
I wish more ops would try 80 meters during the daytime to catch the stations too close for 40. I did late morning Sat and worked a few that were on. 80 is NOT dead in the daylight hours!! Like others have said - you had to work for the Q's this time!!
Rig: K3 line. Ant: CF Zepp on 80 & 40, and KT-34a on 20 - nothing heard on 15. Keys: Vibro J36 bug and German Junker straight key.
73 de WV, Dave, W3NP - 3182S
Always enjoy the WES with my friends in SKCC! God Bless.
Limited time. Fun with Heath HW-8 running 1.75 watts output. What a fun little rig. Thanks for your extra effort to pull out the weak signals.
Mother's Day, so not much time for brass pounding, but still had a good time as always. And special thyanks to Jean 5T0JL for struggling to pull my dipole-launched 50 Watts out of the QRN and QRM.
See y'all for SKS
TWO DX QS0'S CUBA AND FRANCE. ALOT OF FUN 73 GREG
Conditions were good early and late but in-between it was tough. Seemed like participation level was down this month but, as always - a fun time.
The bands were like a rough sea into new mexico but many members were active -
LATE START AND ONLY ON FOR AN HOUR FROM IDAHO.
KX3 at 5W and MTR-4B at 4+W into a 270ft horiz. loop approx 30ft up. It's been a long time since I ran QRP and I want to thank all of you who picked me out of the QRN. A few times, I sat for over an hour without a contact, but still enjoyed the WES as usual. I started with a cootie, kinda' lost my touch with it and went to my old bug. Lost the feel for that and ended up on my straight key. Don't know where I would go from there other than whistling in a mic -- which would be difficult because I don't know where it is... Anyway, thanks to all you good guys (and gals) in SKCC. 72/73, Jay in the WV Appalachians.
Again, not a lot of time to operate. Other projects keep getting in the way. High noise level on the bands, and spotty propagation. Good time, though.
Thanks for another fun WES. Having a good time Saturday evening on 20m then 40m when SWR went through the roof while in contact with w0kfg and
power cutback to "not good". Thanks for hanging
in there Richard. Got things going again for a couple hours Sunday and met a lot of members for the first time. What a great group! Thanks for copying my often erratic bug and sk offerings.
You do what no computer can!!
A lot of fun as always, despite killer QSB on 40m and 20m at times. This WES I did 100% running -- no S&P. The photo shows how my computer monitor looked (N4PY Pegasus Plus software controlling my Ten-Tec Jupiter) as I was enjoying a good run on 40m Sunday morning. The inset photo is of the key I used for this month's WES -- my venerable Brown Bros. CTL-B straight key. (I gave my cootie a rest, hi.) My XYL and I attended a graduation party on Sunday, so I didn't get to participate as much as I would have otherwise. Thanks, everyone, and 73!
Fun Sprint, tnx to all who copied my 5 watts. Ant end fed up 25 ft. 73 Ken
Ran 75w from my IC-7200 to a multi-band vertical using a Kent Str key. Fun time as always.
If you plan on attending the Dayton Hamvention, be sure to stop by the SKCC booth (building #6, I think) and sign in. If you cannot make it, watch www.w5kub.com starting this Wednesday thru Monday, featuring live streaming video of the Hamvention. Who knows, maybe you're spot someone you know (hi hi). See y'all next month!
This was my first WES...Great time and earned enough for my Centurion....Tnx to all we worked..
Greg wa3gm 10382
Not bad for such horrible conditions.
Only could get on the air twice. Moms, Happy Mothers Day, 73/72 Ray
Happy Mothers day to all YL's as well as any Single Dads raising your kids.
On and off during the weekend, due to other commitments. Thanks to all who were patient enough with me. 73
Mother's Day...had to take time off for festivities today. During the day, conditions were rugged. However, in the early evening conditions improved and was able to snag F6HKA. Otherwise, lot of fun. Just me and my vertical from the sunny Southwest.
Part-time. Lots of QSB on 40 and 20 this weekend.
Lots of fun as always.
See you next month!
Bands were less that great and weekend was loaded with other events...had a good time working the hams I worked. 72 until we meet again, Mike
Conditions were decent. Just wish I had more time.
Station: K3/100W to a 270' Horizontal loop @ 30, Homebrew Hacksaw Blade Cootie
This WES was fun but a lot of work to get the number of contacts that I got. Managed to make contacts on 20, 40 and 80 meters for a change using my Icom IC-746Pro and the ZS6BKW (G5RV). Thanks to everyone who managed to pull me out. Bands were pretty much lousy and I hope they will get better in my lifetime. Best wishes from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. 72/73, Dave
Great fun...don't usually get to operate much on WES. This was so much fun I might have to do it again. It helped that I finally managed to get my bug working and keep it from flying apart (don't ask...suffice it to say it's been a bit of a problem in previous sprints.) Conditions were in the toilet most of the weekend but still managed quite a few good QSOs. Thanks to all. You are all some first class operators in my book!
Weather too nice for me to spend much time inside!