|AL: 4 / 45||AZ: 3 / 37||BC: 1 / 1||BEL: 1 / 1||CA: 5 / 83|
|CO: 1 / 3||CT: 5 / 129||ENG: 1 / 4||ESP: 1 / 4||FL: 7 / 80|
|FRA: 3 / 159||GA: 7 / 220||GER: 2 / 10||IL: 7 / 186||IN: 7 / 96|
|ITA: 2 / 34||KS: 4 / 189||KY: 2 / 73||MA: 4 / 68||MB: 1 / 8|
|MD: 5 / 79||ME: 1 / 56||MI: 8 / 146||MN: 3 / 55||MO: 12 / 209|
|MS: 2 / 133||NC: 6 / 220||NED: 1 / 2||NH: 4 / 240||NJ: 5 / 127|
|NM: 1 / 17||NY: 5 / 127||OH: 8 / 93||OK: 4 / 51||ON: 4 / 184|
|OR: 1 / 16||PA: 5 / 285||POL: 1 / 12||PR: 1 / 10||RI: 1 / 14|
|SC: 1 / 49||SCO: 1 / 5||TN: 4 / 128||TX: 10 / 205||VA: 8 / 122|
|VT: 2 / 90||WA: 1 / 16||WI: 3 / 127||WV: 4 / 231|
FEW logged on sked page. 20m seemed to be somewhat
useable. LOGGED K7AZT KB7N and W6JWP. VERY few herd. AA6AC BOB CA 6276S
Short on radio time, but many contesters on band.
50W, elevated 19' wire vertical @ 29' with 3 counterpoise wires.
Very little time for this sprint - too much going on here !
That was a fun WES. I have never had so many nearly one-way contacts where I could barely hear the far end but he could hear me fine. I mostly worked 80, 40 and 20 meters and noticed the bands would 'flash' on for a few minutes and then go down.
As Forest Gump said, "HF is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get."
Thanks for the QSOs,
Band condx were not overly good this month but still worked 22 states and Cuba. Thanks to all for a great time! --de Keith AGØH
I only worked a few hours on SKCC WES this weekend, as I was also 'playing' in the MDC QSO Party. Wish I could have used the SKCC contacts for that, but rules don't permit - it would have been fun to do both at once! Oh well! Aloha from MD! - Larry
I usually get most of my WES contacts on Saturday night, but thunderstorms kept me mostly off the air. Not much time on Sunday, so only managed a few contacts. That said, I did get two new "C"s towards Tx15, and one new one towards Sx2. DSW40 on 40 meters (3 watts), MFJ9200 on 20 with a low battery voltage at 4 watts. 72 to all. Peter
limited time this WES. Thank you Peter GM0EUL for new number !
Not many time for WES but happy to be here for a few contacts. Many thanks to SP2SWI Mariusz, KA3OCS Bob, K0KEX Rick, K1EDG Ed, WV8DH Dave (new number), WA3GM Greg (new number), W3ZMN Conrad, 9A2V Vel (ex 9A2VJ), N1DN Phil, GM0EUL Peter (new number) and W4FOA Tony. Due to WAE contest all contacts were done around 14.115.
Thanks for qso,
ft5000 200w yagi 3 elts on 20M
GP on 40M
Great conditions on Sunday. 40 and 20m in good shape. Thanks for the QSOs. 73 Bert
Back home today so can enter correct details fron SKCCLogger HI.
Four QSO's all on Saturday on 20m - thanks to I5EFO Emil, KJ1RE Larry, SP2SWI Mariusz, F6HKA Bert.
Overall good fun in the short time I got on air.
Rig - TS-440s, 100 watts to a Cushcraft MA6V vertical. Key = Marconi PS No213A ex GKA Coast Station c 1946 version.
Difficult conditions and a bit out of practice on the straight key but great fun and really friendly contacts. Thanks all.
Tough conditions for this one but some very nice Q's..most of the weekend spent in preparation for August 21, the Eclipse event and we are in the path of total eclipse. From St. Joe to Plattsburg, Mo. the population will increase by several thousand people..hope I am here for the next SKCC event Hi Hi...TU for all the fun Rick
Was able to work a bit over 6 hours between Saturday and Sunday and 20 meters stayed open for me the entire time. Once again, i was able to work the country from corner to corner. Only one european station as the contest competed for contacts and band space.
These SKCC events are always much fun. Thanks to those I contacted and to the organizers for their dedicated wok.
Made good progress working on my S, thanks to all for the QSO's to that goal. The WAE contest made 20M challenging and I was a little surprised at the low activity level on 80M Sat night. I am looking forward to operating SKCC during the solar event next Monday.Tnx to all who operated on a great summer weekend.
Not many stations heard this weekend. Conditions were not great. I was qsying from band to band.73 , enjoy the last days of summer .Hank PUG
HB1B@ 4 Watts - 53' Endfed
First time in a long time since I participated in a WES as a matter of fact it was first time in a long time since I have been on the air at all! Last ops were back in this past February! I operated from inside my RV in the backyard on Saturday evening (Mosquitoes were brutal here!) and some outdoor backyard operating on sunday afternoon...I worked only 40 meters, 20 was very quiet at this QTH...Given condx. of late I was very happy to work back to back QSO's with Bert F6HKA and with Max KH6ZM. Finished the sprint with Rafael CO8RRM...Not bad for 4 watts from the little HB1B and a piece of wire thrown over a tree branch. Hoping the winter time brings some better condx. on the low bands! Hope to cu in the next one! 73 de Jim K2MIJ
This was my first WES, just dipping my toe in the CW waters. Thanks!
I operated this WES with a resonant speaker. What a difference. I am hard of hearing and the resonant speaker was loud enough that I didn't need my Radio Shack amplified speaker. The resonant speaker earned its place in my ham shack from now on. I was running a Ten Tec Eagle at 90 watts to a g5rv up 60 feet. Keys were a Vibroplex original Bug and a Canadian Westclox Strait key. Most of my activity was on 40 and 80. 20 meters just never got good. Was plagued with Thunder storms most of Saturday.
Tiny effort this month due to other activities. Tried using my 40m crystal controlled Four States QRP Group Bayou Jumper radio again. But I still do not have it to where it is completely usable during a Sprint. Jody - K3JZD
Bands were not in good condition! Sorry for bad sending. I was suffering from "glass arm" from sending to many CQs with no answers! Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN
20 Meters was wall to wall with WAE activity, and I worked at it for a few hours, storms in the area Saturday evening cut into some prime WES time. Things got real busy at the end. Sounded like a tough weekend for QRP. NN0SS was just above esp when he called in. Always fun.
Good practice and glad I could participate some this weekend. Thanks to great group of responders 73
In spite of knowing that cndx were probably going to be bad, I started off with QRPp. Needless to say, no contacts were made this time although I did get a few nibbles. Was in and out all weekend, so might have missed some good chances.Finally, on Sunday afternoon, I decided to go QRP instead and promptly worked Bert F6HKA of course. One more for the afternoon then I quit for this WES. Was using new 6BTV vertical with only a few radials, which didn't help. Will add more radials and try again next month; along with a shorter coax cable run.
W0YBS's bug tends to be music to the ears of many of us. A nice easy swing to copy. Thanks Bob for putting those antique Vibroplex bugs to work during SKCC events.
Was also nice to work Bob, WD5ILB, it was our first SKCC connection.
Truthfully it was nice working all of you folks with my 15 watt powerhouse, was a bit surprised to make 21 contacts as bad as propagation seemed most of the time. There were some magical moments when things came to life though.
Noted Saturday when resubmitting that at least two of those I worked were QRP.
Managed a QSO before the thunderstorms started rolling through
Casual ops. LONGING for prop conditions to return!
I enjoyed this month's WES activity and had a bit more time than usual to operate. I made contacts on 80, 40 and 20M with more success than I usually have on 20M with 9 contacts, also had 9 on 80M but the 40M band was most productive with 34 contacts, as usual. See you next month !
Only time for a few contacts, but had to send in results as always. Maybe more time next month.
Hope to have more time for the next one.
Enjoyed good 40 meter activity. Some 20 meter action on Sunday.
ran my k2 at 5 watts for Sunday only as Saturday we were at state park here running a special event. five watts just doesn't bust pile ups for sure. I enjoyed qrp but did not get any new states for my was/qrp
BAD WEEKEND FOR QRP-ING. Spend many hours answering and calling CQ's with NO JOY. Hardly any signals on 20M both days and lotsa QRN on 40M. Thanks to those who did hear me!
See ya' next month.
Thank You for the August WES contacts.
GL es 73,
Larry KA8HFN SKCC#2046S
Another poor band conditions sprint - getting to be the norm. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to the organizers of the sprint. Looking forward to the SKS next week. Used a K-2 with a Scheunemann Morsetasten (key) to G5RV yo 35 feet. 72/73, Phil
I actually CQ WES for the first time. Bands were not good. Did better then last month though. Also got closer to my goals. Thanks for all the QSOs!
73 Dave KB1WOD #10530S
Good Time as always. I was only able to operate for a few hours Saturday and Sunday. It was great to catch Bert F6HKA again from Tucson AZ on my loop antenna with sunspots so low. 73 Jim
Had to dodge thunder boomers here and grab air time when I could. I was surprised at the new numbers this time and some of them were 3 digit numbers!! glad to see some of the founding members getting active again. Strongest signal was W3NP in WV. Nearly 40 over. Max in HI was next at 30 over. They must have paid the propagation committee prior to WES.....heh heh
Rig was Kx3 and Century 21
Key was LNR Patriot #1
antennas was Endfed QuAD and doublet at 33 feet.
Now let's see what the upcoing eclipse is going to do to propagation eh?
No much time and poor conditions contributed to this low score. 73.
Was great fun as usual , conds. were pretty rough at times with QSB, Many thanks to stations that called & strained to hear my QRP signal through the QSB & QRM . All the very best to all , Don
Conditions were not the best. QRN QSB.
Had to increase power few times from 10 to 100.
Alinco DX-SR8. ANT End-Fed at 25' in the attic.
Thank you all and 73!
This was my first SK competition. It was really fun. I got my first CW DX with France.
As usual for me, 40m was the "money" band.
This WES, I wanted to make a point of working weak signals and do a lot of S&P. Well, I worked everybody I heard, then decided I might as well call CQ WES rather than be bored. All my gear is old, but I also decided I'd crank up some of my less sprint-worthy gear. Well, I ended up working more stations per hour than I ever have. I just didn't work very many hours.
Seem like I do just as well or better when I don't try as when I do!
So, I ended up calling CQ a lot. But at least I did work a lot of weak signals. A number of QRP guys plus, the weakest signal of all, (439) Jerry K6III in CA on 40m before dark. I don't know how we pulled that off. Neither of us were QRP, but it was still tough.
Rig for most of this WES was a Drake 2-C receiver and a KnightKit T-150A transmitter that pumped out 100w of olde time chirpy (but not drifty!) CW.
Pretty poor band conditions. QSB is especially tough at QRP levels.
Not to be too harsh but the bands really sucked from SC this month. Hope they improve soon.
Very limited time this month for WES but had a great time as usual. Thank you to everyone who I worked! 73 from NH!
... was able to get a few hours in between the part time job at the golf course. Worked mostly 40 meters and a dabble on 80. Had to be patient with the QSB, but unfortunately there were a few that disappeared into the "mist". Ran the IC7300, the Begali HST in "Sideswiper" to my droopy dipole. As always, thanks for all the contacts folks. See you all again down the log...73, jack
Thanks for the wes. See everyone in the next sprint. Bill Outlaw #3
Was only on for a little while Sunday, operating portable on the deck with the MTR4B and an RC car battery, which worked out really well. Antenna is a trapped EFHW on 40/30/20, fed with a 1:60 unun. Thanks to all the ops that make this such a great event. 73 Mike
Took my Vizkey sideswiper out for its first WES.
Just too hot in the shack, and band were just too dead. If the bands were hopping, I would have endured the heat.
I didn't have a whole lot of time to play the WES this month but I did make some QRP contacts. Highlight was how KC4ZA showed himself to be the QRM master picking me out of the noise of 3 much louder nearby stations with both of us at 5w. Also, always seem to get a path to Bert in France :) I made a map of course... Bert, you make me make wide maps :D https://drive.google.com/open?id=1jeBFE6zW_KlJorBpxEjyCuoBliw&usp=sharing
The prop gods were in a bad mood for this WES. Quite a struggle for me with long bouts of PLASMA
RFI for good measure. Picked up 4 new SPC's in the last 15 minutes ! :) -- 73 to all de N4ow, AL
Great condx on 40m. Only on for 3 hours. Seem to be hearing more and more bugs too! 73 & TKS, Rick
No time this weekend, managed one on the K1.
Turned the Palm Radio SL key 90 degrees and it makes a great SK.
We'll see what next month brings....
73 de Bradenton, FL
Tnx fer the QSOs. Stayed on 40 meters this time. Band condx were up and down with QSB and QRN,but lots of good signals. Had fun and always look forward to next month. Tnx to the SKCC team for making it all possible. Ron
Saturday was lost to a Family Reunion + other family activities. Got started 7AM EDT Sunday morning. 40M was in fairly good shape. I was able to work Rafael, CO8RMM around 8AM.
Thanks for the exchanges!
SKCC, the KEY to Amateur Radio
Hello.. k2 5 wts g5rv inv vee n/s... hope I have more tone in September ... so, tnx agn to SKCC staff... no computer logging hr, write every ltr on every qso in 180 page notebook. .. I call it the log-WG180 (walgreens 180) doing thus since 1971..
So, all 73 cu in September
Pix is my hb design "DUBBUG"..
New member not familiar with WES so did a lot of listening and worked a few. 20 meters was full of WAE stations so not much use. Mostly worked 40 meters
Band conditions very challenging for QRPp this month.
Only wrked Sat, portable in my screen house with 58 ft longwire,a battery and HB1B. Getting set up for my trip to Wy. Hope to be around Wheatland or Bosler for the next WES. Please listen hard for my 5w next month. Thanks for the 10 this month. 73 Ron
Not much time to operate. Was very pleased to work Andy, E51AND for the first time.
Elecraft K3 100 watts. J-38 Key. OCF dipole and 2 element 5 band quad.
Busy weekend so not much time to operate but had fun!
This time (exceptionally) a little more power than 5W. RIG: K2 + PA 50W. ANT: GP (20m), Sloping Dipole (40m).
I contacted G0RDO (John), I5EFO (Emil), F6HKA (Bert), F8FFI (Jean), F5DE (Bernard), F5UQE (Duc), K3WW (Chas), GM0EUL (Peter), K1EEE (Mike), NO8C (Mike).
Thank you all. With great pleasure I will hear you in the next WES.
73, Mariusz - SP2SWI
40 Meters was the band to be on in this area for WES. Saturday had better propagation despite rapid and deep QSB at times. Used my IC 706 into 88' inverted vee at 25',
home brew cootie key.
Larry VA3NU 73
Rig: 706MKIIG. Ant.: EndFed Vert. 50+ Ft w/RT-100. Key: Sheunemann MorseTaste. Dismal condx. TU Jack, Drew, Wally, Marvin, Mike, Chas, Frank, Dave and Greg. Great also to have logged Rafael CO8RRM from Baracoa in 10m. 73 de Jose VE3DTI.
Very brief shot at it this month- thanks to Bill- K6KQV for the QSO! Thanks for the sprints. CUL.
TNX TO ALL THAT CALLED. CU NEXT MONTH.
With the exception of a few periods of decent propagation on Saturday eve/night, I must say that condx this month were downright terrible – at least for me. Daytime hours continue to be pretty dismal but things seem to improve once the sun goes down.
Had a nice opening to Washington state on 20 very late sat eve with W8BFX and the biggest surprise was a nice qso with KH6ZM late sat nite on 40 meters. Max gave me a 589 and he was S8 to S9+5 here in WV. Also worked Toby CF7MM/MM on 40.
I used my modified Vibroplex single lever paddle as a sideswiper for the entire event – all 82 contacts. No conventional straight key or bug at all this time. So this was my first big “solo” event with a cootie. I just hope it hasn’t ruined my bug fist!! HI. I am beginning to feel more comfortable with it now.
Rig: K3 @ 100 watts to the KT-34A on 20 and the 160 meter horizontal loop @ 45' on 40 and 80. I wished more stations would get on 80 – had very good condx sat eve.
I was on and off all day sat and sat eve, but only an hour or so on Sunday between morning and evening church services. My “color in” map wasn’t as full as it was last month.
73 de West Virginia
Only worked 40 this go-round. Limited time and bad QSB did not spoil the fun, though.
See y'all for SKS.
Other than my highest score ever during any SKCC sprint, I was able to play radio both Saturday and Sunday. I found NV Saturday evening so now I need NM for SKCC WAS. FT-DX1200 running 100w to endfed antenna up 50'.
Seemed like participation was down or conditions were really bad. Maybe both. Thanks to everyone I contacted. Getting real close to my "S". Should be there in September.
Busy weekend, and no time for WES. Except a little. See you all next month.
Was Fun! Was mostly looking for C, T's & S's for my Tx8 award, getting close! 73's to all, see you on the bands!
Back to WES after almost 2 years off the air. Had a few hours to work enjoyed the fun. 73, Ned W8VFM
I only got to operate for a couple of hours, but I still made decent progress toward my Senator award.
LNR MTR 3 bander running 3 watts into end fed 40m half wave sloper up 25 ft. Palm Radio PPK straight key. Always fun to work these sprints; tnx to all who help with these sprints. 73 Ken
Operated from a different location again using a hastily installed G5RV/Jr over the pool at just 16ft. Ran 5 watts from a IC-703 using a Bencher Straight Key. I'm afraid I didn't do as well as I expected as I spent a lot of my free time in the pool under the antenna hi hi. Always a fun event. Thanks to my contacts for digging my peep squeek signal out of the noise.
Fun Weekend......Lots of new numbers..
Worked WES only on Saturday, mostly S&P with a few CQ's, most contacts on 40, a few on 20. Conditions poor here much of the daytime hours, many weak signals heard; 40 good after dark. Added 26 QSO's to my S quest. Thanks to all for the QSO's, especially K6III for CA, and CO8RRM, KP4SJ and F6HKA for DX QSO's. An enjoyable time. TS590SG at 100 Watts to 68ft. long horizontal attic loop up 25ft.
Terrible conditions on Saturday for me due to thunderstorms in area and poor band conditions. Got some enjoyable contacts on Sunday PM. Sorry could not hear all who were calling. 73 to all. Pic is Hy-gain AV640 antenna loaded with martins.
Only able to work Sat. Good band condx, 73/72, Ray
I was out in a local park yesterday morning testing a homebrew vertical. I made a few WES contacts while I was there.
Just had a few minutes to join in the fun! Hope everyone enjoyed the WES! 72/73! Steve WB4OMM
It wasn't the best weekend to go QRPp due to the band conditions, but at least the noise level was down. Thanks to the four stations who were able to pull out my 1 watt signal. 73, Art
Well due to other obligations I was only able to attempt on the air Sunday afternoon. After almost 2 hours, only 2 QSOs were made. I heard a lot, made lots of CQs, though no joy. Thanks to Bert and Mark, at least it wasn't a shut out. So after a couple of hours, left the WES to attempt other CW DX and then Digital..... Thanks....73 and God Bless!!
Thanks for the contacts and numbers. First time working the WES in quite awhile. Little rusty on the straight key. A nice easy going event.
KX3 @5watts to 35ft dipole. Viking SpeedX key
Bands were FLAT. Fun just the same. Always a nice diversion.
Thanks to the organizers.
Station: K3/100W to a 270' Horizontal loop @ 30, Viz Key Bigfoot Cootie
This was the toughest sprint I have ever worked. I spent "hours" calling CQ on 40 meters. Only 5 contacts on 80 meters and 2 on 20 meters. I want to thank all those who did respond to my CQ's and for those that I could not pull out, maybe next time. I was running my Icom IC-746PRO at 5 watts into a ZS6BKW up 32 feet at the center and 20 feet at the ends. Key was a Japanese JJ-38. I hope to be able to use the sideswiper "cootie" next month. Working with it. Thanks to the organizers for the SKCC events. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave
Spent most of the day at park with fellow hams for a qrp event.