|AK: 1 / 4||AL: 7 / 275||AR: 1 / 28||ARG: 1 / 1||AZ: 2 / 16|
|BC: 1 / 9||BEL: 1 / 3||CA: 12 / 742||CO: 1 / 42||CT: 6 / 323|
|ENG: 1 / 13||ESP: 2 / 53||FL: 6 / 260||FRA: 4 / 226||GA: 7 / 386|
|GER: 1 / 27||IL: 7 / 329||IN: 6 / 75||ITA: 2 / 37||KS: 4 / 200|
|KY: 2 / 58||LA: 1 / 73||MA: 4 / 150||MB: 1 / 5||MD: 8 / 436|
|ME: 2 / 47||MI: 7 / 412||MN: 1 / 24||MO: 17 / 486||MS: 2 / 177|
|MT: 1 / 2||NB: 1 / 207||NC: 6 / 476||NH: 3 / 273||NJ: 5 / 181|
|NM: 2 / 21||NV: 1 / 10||NY: 9 / 293||OH: 8 / 228||OK: 2 / 25|
|ON: 2 / 145||OR: 4 / 119||PA: 7 / 668||POL: 2 / 10||QC: 1 / 1|
|RI: 1 / 15||SC: 1 / 132||SCO: 1 / 6||SD: 1 / 79||TN: 5 / 170|
|TX: 17 / 567||UT: 1 / 8||VA: 8 / 192||VT: 2 / 97||WA: 5 / 253|
|WI: 4 / 362||WV: 4 / 256||WY: 1 / 58|
Thanks to all the veterans! I had another fun weekend participating in the WES.
AA6AC Bob V20 CA 6276S 20m S&P Few stations herd.
Got noisy. LOGGED: W5MIG W0EJ K4BAI NS3X. Conditions varied in/out. AA6AC TNX vets. USN SEABEE..69/90..
US NAVY 1957-63
Ships: USS Oak Hill(LSD-7)/USS Perch SS-313
Whew, Saturday evening went flat here in Oregon as well as did most of the SWL shortwave radio stations. Sunday mid-morning to WES end was much improved. Good to be tramsmitting on WES again. Missed a few due to family illness, then had a SWL when a receiver was available.
11/11 VET To VET Extra = 5 Total VET>VET = 46
A fun WES with more time than normal to operate.
Unlike my other WES' this one most of my activity was on 20m. Great signals and ears from F6HKA, Bert and K6ELQ, Tony. Thank you guys for digging out my 5W signals from the noise! I used a FT817, homebrew L-Tuner, homebrew straight key and homebrew vertical antenna. Thank you everyone for participating and organizing it! See you in the bands. 73.
Thank you Vets! We live in the land of the free because of your bravery!
Thank you Bert, you were my only DX contact. Thank you N2KOF, I chased you all over the place for your "O" and you ended up answering my CQ. And finally, WB5LAI, you provided 4 letters, a bonanza!
Had a lot of fun. My thanks to all fellow vets for their service. Y'all are my 'shipmates' - regardless of service - Larry (USN-Retired)
Bands were in pretty good shape for a change. Too bad I had other things to do for most of the weekend. Fun WES, and hope to do it again next month. 72/73, Peter
This is my firt contest working with one straight key.
Sorry for my mistakes, in the next contest i try best.
Was very fun, see you in the next.
All 13 QSO's were on 20m and propagation not that good. Sunday was better than Saturday I thought.
73. John / G0RDO / 2133s
Quite difficult conditions and 40m full of a rtty contest. Thought I wasn't going to get any WES contacts but managed a handful on Sunday. Great theme for remembrance day, thanks to all the vets.
Thank to AC2C Ron for the /V20 for Veteran's Day. I should have given a /V2 but I did not read the notes about yesterday's extra-points. I apologize to those with whom I did QSO. I'll be more careful in the coming WES.
73 de Emil, I5EFO (13262s)
Operated on the WY/NE border. In the picture you can see the darker field on the left is NE, the one to the right is WY - truck/antenna on state line. The windmills on the horizon are in CO. Used K0FTC/7 for WY and K0FTC/0 for NE. Band condx not so hot, but numerous contacts with new operators (for me). Longest haul was F6HKA - thank goodness for his patience, that was a tough one to piece together. Tnx Bert! Had one QSO with a non-SKCCer in AK using a KX3 with 10 watts - amazing - to me at least. Great day - blue skies and warmer, and of course, being in WY - wind. Got 5 of the words. Tnx to all veterans for their service!
A great theme Thank you to all who have served.
Several contacts were made with a J-37 I had just rehabbed. It was in rough shape but came to life for this event. Thanks to all 73 Rick
I missed the WES for a couple of months fun to be back with so many good CW ops.
Condx pretty poor in nw CT, but I guess the challenge is part of the fun. Anyway, that's what I keep telling myself. Better next time, for sure! Looking forward to it. Vy 73, Lee K1LEE
I had few minutes to operate on Sunday but only on 20M. Signals were pretty good and I was able to work a few veterans before signing off. Thanks for your service, guys!
k1pug V4 was in USAF 64-68 last year at Nha Trang,Vietnam sure glad to get home ...was in nha trang during TET...a real wake up call for the USA...Lot's of stations on bands I was band hopping . Thank's for new members and members upgrading have 15 more towards X4 which is now 652 total...Scoring was a bit of a job...Had lot's of fun but sure the eyes were tired.as well as Me....73 Hank PUG/ V4
Great tribute to veterans. Thanks to everyone for the contacts.
Not enough time available this weekend. Hope to see you next time. 73
Thanks to all the Vets for helping out with bonus points. Conditions were poor in outlaw country. C U next sprint.
Good Weekend at K3CKO/V4
Running a Ten-Tec Eagle at 90 watts to a g5rv up 60 ft. Rig and laptop were Solar powered. Thanks to all the veterans who boosted my score. Thanks for your service.
Only caught last 80 minutes when I returned home from College reunion in NYC. Thank you to all Veterans for you r service and sacrifice.
73 Phil, K3EW USA Retired
Good event - great to honor our veterans by acknowledging their service this way. Jody - K3JZD
I worked 160M only, maybe and hour or two total operating time throughout Saturday evening. Worked 9 states and 1 Canadian province.
I decided this was the weekend to unleash the cootie. I bought one over a year ago, and have played with homebrew as well. The main problem is that once on the air panic takes over and I usually make one QSO and go back to the straight keys. This year only 2 straight keys when I had my SKCC station setting on 160 looking for VK9MA and EU opened on 20. I hope I didn't break too many ears, at times the cootie seemed to be flowing and at times I was ready to reach for the straight key. 73 and THANKS to all the Veterans for their service.
Great Nov WES. Lots of activity--alas RTTY as well -- Nice to recognize Veterans. Made 25 contacts on Sunday and, now shy only 5 more contacts needed for my "T" Used my Vibroplex Swiper this time around. Thnx to patient and friendly SKCCs'
I had limited time to spend, but, I enjoyed those contacts that made. Thanks!
IC-7300 at 100 watts into an OCF Vertical Flagpole with a Begali Spark.
Lots of fun. 80, 40, and 20 were pretty good. Only QSO outside NA was F6EJN on 20. Glad to work KP3W and know that Jose is safe and on the air.
73, John, K4BAI.
TS-590SG 100W. A-4S, wires in the trees.
T.R.McElroy Bug, Czech Army RM-31 Key
It was a fun operation and I managed to fill out my Tx2 requirements to boot. Thanks for the Qs
TenTec Argonaut V at 15 watts
Dipole on 80/40
Vertical on 20/15
Regular Navy 4 years (CTM2)
Navy Reserves 3 years (CTM1)
Owe some of you an apology, sometimes my telegraph key, a CLT-26012S, is as contrary as me.
Mostly 40m, a little 80 and 20. Not much luck calling CQ for some reason, but fun anyway.
Thanks to the service members, past and present.
Conditions were GREAT on Saturday but started to dwindle on Sunday. Only four 15m Qs on Saturday but made 28 on Sunday, even with the poorer conditions. Everything started to fall apart about two hours from the end when I started to get QRN that really made it difficult to hear the QRP stations.
The three bonus calculations were both unique and interesting. Many thanks to the vets for their service (and the bonus points). 73 de K6ELQ Tony
Saturday morning was a disaster - had only 3 hours to play and only logged 10 QSO. Vy poor propagation
in the 1st few hours. Got back on after sunset and only logged 2 more - Gave up and went to bed. Sunday morning was better - logged 6 more before heading off to church and lunch with the XYL. Finally back on the rig with about 3 hours remaining in the activity. Did some Hunt-n-Pounce for an hour. Finally with 2 hours to go I started RUNNING! Pretty good going for an hour and half before the 20m band folded. Up to 40m did a few pounces then ran the last 15 minutes - added 5 more Qs and a few Bonus points. Was able to spell
4 of the 6 Bonus words; finished needing 3 L's. Spent a few hours designing a Bonus Scoring spread sheet. Not sure it was worth the effort! 73 es see ya in the next WES. de Jerry
Nice Veterans' Day W.E.S. Many tnx to all the veterans participating this year.
It's great to see so many veterans enjoying ham radio.
Lots of fun. Worked VE9AQM, W3NP, K6ELQ, K1PUG, WM9I on three bands. F6HKA was the longest dx. Thanks to all the veterans for their service.
40 meters carried the load here. I was using a FT 101 EE that I have been working on for the past month. So I was extra glad to get signal reports from all. A fun event as always especially with the vets theme.
Thanks for the honor you do us veterans each year. And thanks to all who thanked us for our service; kind of makes up for the attitude of some in the 60's and 70's. Not as much time to operate as I would have liked, since Saturday was mostly filled with American Legions Honor Guard details; but those are important.
RTTY sigs made it a little interesting at times. Seems when we operated RTTY in the "old days" using teletypes, that you used to have your receiver turned up so you could hear your xmt freq before you keyed up. Guess I'm just old fashioned.
Picture is patch of my original units in the late 60's. US Army Air Defense Command. Worked with USAF North American Air Defense Command and Strategic Air Command more than we did the Army.
I always enjoy the Veteran's Day Sprint because I like contributing a slug of points to the stations that I work (OK, I admit it is also fun to be chased a little bit for my V points). All of my contacts during this WES were on 40 and 20 meters, with pretty good signals from everyone in spite of competition from RTTY contesters and local RFI.
A very busy weekend really interfered with operation almost as bed as the 40 RTTY did. Never the less, thanks to Tony in California for the unique SKCC number and the 1,700 mile QRP QSO!
I had fun while I was in there. See you all in December if 10 Meters is quiet. 73
Difficult being heard on 20M this event. Low SFI didn't help. Tnx to those who DID hear me!
73, see ya' next month.
Chuck - KA5PVB
Wow, great WES and I worked 18 vets total. Thanks for your service guys. Picked up 23 for my S. Getting close. Thanks to all who QSOed with me and CU all later.
Bands up and down, in and out, but lots of stations on the air! Another fun WES :-)
Too many interruptions! Plus the rtty people! Oh well, just another challenge. SKS coming up. Thanks for the contacts and thanks to those who served. QRP with K-2 to G5RV up 35 feet. 72/73, Phil V20
Making sure they get their point!
Always like working Vets day. Glad I served.
This was my first SKCC event and it was great! I am so glad that several SKCC members encouraged me to join. I couldn't help but notice that this contest is a lot more "polite" and civil than most contests are. Thanks again, 73s, Randy
Deep QSB for me this time. Bands were very short and fluttery. Most signals were down but the upper midwest was booming. The MI MN OH and IA guys were booming and MD, VA were weak. Nothing I could do to get SC to hear me....My one and only signal on 20 meters was the every present Jerry K6III. Hope you had better luck hearing us Jerry...Looking forward to the December WES, always something there and getting primed for K3Y!!
Enjoyed working and hearing all the Veterans. Used my NC40A HB on 40M to a 40M FW Loop. The digital QRM was heavy both days for me.
Lot of fun, hope to do this again next time.
Thank You Veterans !
Only had a couple hours to participate this weekend, but still had a fun time.
Nice theme. Thanks to all the Vets who served this great country. 73
Bands were pretty good both days for me , with the exception of QRN & some QSB. I know I missed a few that called, just couldn't get them through the QRN, Many thanks to all for a fun weekend. Best 73 to all Don
Thank you all for the great WES!
I would like to say thank you to all our veterans who served for this country.
Thank you and God Bless!
I worked this WES very casually, so I decided to use some quirky great boatanchor gear. TX was a drifty, chirpy KnightKit T-150A. RX was a Drake 2-C. CW monitor was a Gonset Monitone.
Bands seemed to be decent, but I just didn't hear that many stations, especially on Saturdy. Lots of RTTY though!
Same station used by kf6c and kk6eme, very supersized by the large difference between stations worked by each. Good fun only worked 7 qso's before Andrew got out of bed on Saturday and then worked 4 hours after he finished.
First WES in quite a while and had a lot of fun even given the QSB, which at times was pretty deep. Been into RC Sailplanes for a while and kit building, which has been a nice break from playing Radio, but missed my SKCC friends so am focused on upgrading my T to an S. 73 Don
Had fun, but tough QSB for low power stations. Nice to work a lot of newer members.
Tnx to those who endured my sore arm choppy cw.
Great WES in spite of RTTY contest. See you all again next month.
This was a great WES and a great opportunity to recognize and thank those members of our club who, at one time in their lives, swore an oath to defend their nation. My respect to all of them, and to my United States Marine Corps brothers, Semper Fi.
Very nice to see quite a number of veteran operators this event. Managed at least one QSO from 80 to 15 meters this time. Ran the IC7300 and the majority of the time, my 1919 Vibroplex Original and for the QRS ops, my Begali HST in "Cootie" mode. Again, thanks for all the QSOs folks. and to all the veterans, "thanks for your service." Catch you next event. 73, jack
Always enjoy honoring our Veterans and this WES is a good way. I salute my late Father who was a WWII Veteran of Co F, 39th Amphibious Engineers. Landed on Utah Beach 1st wave, Normandy France. Fought the entire European Campaign and was part of Patton's 3rd Army in relief of the Battle of the Bulge. He used to say; "I made it through without a scratch!" Thanks Dad and to all you other great Veterans!
Conditions so-so, fun factor excellent! Enjoyed playing the club call and swapping years with the other vets.
For the Versailles signatories, I ran out of Ls and wasn't able to make Lloyd George, but got the others.
Thanks to all the players and organizers -- We got a good thing going!
73 from chilly WV, Jay W8AIM
ps - Chas, you owe me an S meter!
Ran QRP with K1 and Argonaut 5. Had fun!
Had time on both days to operate, which was great, although the bands were only so-so. Used my absolute favorite rig ever, the KX3, with an EFHW wire cut for 40m, and vintage tuner, meter and key. Thanks to all the ops that make this such a fun event, 73 Mike
Worked portable at 10 watts for just 2 hours on Saturday. Cold and windy. Didn't hear many ops on 40 and 20.
Had fun using my home brew Cootie this weekend. Thanks to all the Veterans I worked and thanks for their service. -Joe N3HEE
Tons of fun! A big Thank You to all the Veterans.
Big battle with local RFI on 40,20,&80. Solved a bit of it with random wire RX antennas. Apologies to any who called and I did not respond,my noise floor was very high. Happy Thanksgiving to all. 73 Al, N4ow 11375s.
The bands here were not that great on Saturday but they really improved on Sunday. I even made a few contacts on 15 meters! Very nice to work F6EJN /v26 on Sunday morning. I did notice a distinct lack of U's and O's in the callsigns. Fun as always and a great bunch of operators, Thanks to the organizers for putting these things together. Icom 7410 to my 80 meter loop with the 1947 Vibroplex original deluxe doing the work. 73, Jim
Didn't have much time to work the WES this weekend !
Did ok thou, three DX and three stateside QSO's, four veterans !
Worked 20 and 40 meters, both QRP and QRO.
Used th KX3 with my TinyBug and new micro SK, the new SK did well, I like it better so far than my Palm Radio SK !
A fun WES, thanks again to the ops and vets out there, I was aircraft maintenance in the USAF in the mid 70's.
See ya'll next month....72/73 de Bradenton, FL
First SKCC contest. Also 2nd CW contest. Great way to learn the art of the key!
Missed Signatories bonus by one lousy letter: O. Don't any CW ops want that "long" letter in their vanity call? I could have used a spreadsheet for calculating the theme bonus again this year. Hope I did it right! It was a pleasure copying all those great "fists"!
Thanks to all the Veterans for their Service and
SKCC, The KEY to Amateur Radio
Samo... g5rv argo 6 + amp 90 wts.. no qrp this wes.. only worked 40 mtrs... in that (d---) RTTY.... hi... tnx to the skcc board... the pix is my third hobby... hi...c U in Dec probably with snow on my antenna. ..hi. 73 dave email@example.com
Didn't spend much time operating and wanted to try out a new mini cootie from N0SA. After "dialing"bit in worked FB, very smooth.
20mtrs held up real well for my 5W this month, 40mts not so good and managed to pick up one on
80mts. I could only work during the daylight hours on Veterans day and was pleased to see many of my senior vets could make it. Fun as usual
Thanks to all the vets!
Had limited time but had several good runs;
Conditions seemed hit/miss; At times bands were great other times I could barely copy..
As always in and out among other activities. Thanks to all the veterans for their service.
Veteran Stations worked:......30
Combined Years of Service:...369
Thank You SKCC Veterans for your service!
Lots of fun and thanks for the Qs.
Kenwood TS-530S, J-43, OCF dipole, and K2RFP logger.
Testing Lysco 600 Transmaster at about 20w out. Thank you for your help.
Elecraft K3 100 watts. 80M doublet, 160M loop both fed with ladder line or a 2 element 5 band quad at 40' depending on band. I picked up the Bencher RJ-2 Saturday morning at the Nixa, MO hamfest and used it in the 'test. Great key! Thanks to all the vets for their service!
This time only 7 QSOs. My dog has been suffering from spinal cord infarction for some time and needs a lot of care.
Thanks for QSO Andy (EA5IIK), Bob (F6EJN), Bert (F6HKA), John (G0RDO), Leo (EA7KB), Ted (VE9AQM) and Chas (K3WW).
To the next WES!
Thanks to AC2C and I5EFO for the 22 extra points. I should have given /V3, if I was SKCC member.
73 de SWL-99 (NAQCC)
also Italian SWL I5-2701
It has been quite I while since I participated in WES. I spent the weekend at my cottage in QC, getting it ready for winter so I only had time to make a single WES QSO with Karl, KA1FSX. This was my first QSO with my new Hombrew Direct Conversion QRP Rig pictured below. PS I operated as VA2NB but the submission form won't except that so I had to use my home call.
Thanks for All, Special Thanks for All Veterans
Vy 73 Krys
Strange band condx but fun as always! This one pushed me across Tx2. Thanks to all our vets!
Enjoyed the sprint as usual. Thanks for having them! CUL
Finally got to use my Canadian call sign...VE9AQM. Kudos to Dave VE9CB (W8SR) #12520. Dave and his wife Melanie (a truly fabulous cook!) hosted me for the weekend and treated me royally. Please be advised this was a multi-multi operation for part of the event, don't want to steal any single op glory. Maybe you could add a multi-multi category to encourage this type of operation?
I had a great time and thank everyone for participating to honor our Veterans. Now I'm anxious for K3Y/0 operations to begin. 73 Bill
K3s at 100 watts, 5 band vertical, cootie key. out of 15 contacts using S & P all but 3 were civilians. only 3 veterans found. need to get my big loop back up
Lots of fun communicating with other vets
Had limited time for this one, and my lousy antenna at home in MA was a problem. Gotta come up with something better! Thanks to the Vets, and all who participated.
ON 20M FOR SHORT TIME BOTH DAYS. THANKS TO ALL
THAT CAME BACK TO ME. SEE YOU NEXT WES. 73 RON
I really played in this one. Had the opportunity to use DXLab software along with a new really slick Spectrum display that I've been testing with my Icom IC-7300 prior to official release. It was so much fun to Search & Pounce and be able to see only unworked SKCC members on the Spectrum display. I didn't do any Runs until later Sunday. I almost included 2 QSO past the cut-off time but noticed before I submitted my score. Thanks for the QSOs. 73 Art W2NRA 11634Sx5 (+61 and 139 to go).
Attached is a copy of an old Polaroid photo of me outside my bunker on LZ Sharon, I Corps, Vietnam 1967.
With the current solar cycle considered, condx were not too bad. Got to operate more than usual - even with the big Veterans Day ceremony on Sat afternoon in which I am a member of our local Vietnam Veterans chapter color guard.
Strangely enough I found that my 160 meter horizontal loop was better than or equal to my 3 ele yagi so I used it for all bands except the lone qso on 15 with W8BFX.
Got Ted VE9AQM on 20, 40, and 80 and was hoping to hear him on 160 but didn't. Had several 160m qso's though.
K3 at 100w and used my newest member to my growing cootie family - the GHD 501A for all Q's.
That was a fun time! Thank you everyone.
Lots of fun, as always. Noted a LOT of relatively new members participating! Fired up my trusty TS-830S for this WES. Thanks to all! Belated Happy Veteran's Day...thank you for your service. USAFSS 1957-61. God Bless America !
Lots of action this weekend. Worked 20 vets which helped the score. Hope I helped others with my V30. CA booming in on 20 but tough working with QRP.
Sunday afternoon only, but had a great timee !
Radio: Yaesu FTDX-1200
Antenna: Super Antenna MP1DXTR80 (Balcony antenna)
Good conditions most of the time. Missed the bonus for working 50 vets on Saturday. Came up one short! My apologies to a few I could not pull out of the mud.
Lot's of activity on veterans day !! Thanks for the QSO's toward my S... 73's w5yb
I love this theme, because it gives a huge advantage to those of us who made the military a career. Unfortunately, I had other obligations this weekend, so I didn't make out as well as I could have. Oh, well, it was fun like always.
Enjoyed the weekend sprint thanks to all the vets including myself thank you for serving MOST All to those that never came home gave there Life for our freedom Bud Cpl E-4 US Army 1958 thru 1961. 73/72 Bud W8BUD SKCC 11340T
Thanks to all the fellow veterans I worked in this WES. It's great to see how many of us are veterans. Had a busy weekend here on the farm- splitting firewood, burning leaves and attended a chili cookoff Saturday evening. Still found time to have some fun making QSOs. Worked 20, 40 & 80 meters using Icom 718 @ 100w to 130 ft end fed wire or Gap Eagle vertical dipole. Keys were were Vibroplex straight key and original bug. 73 and thanks for the QSOs.
Thanks to all who copied my signal. LNR MTR 3band at 4w into end fed up 25 ft. J38 key. 73 Ken
I again operated from a different location away from home (same state, county, grid square) using a hastily installed home-made G5RV/Jr at 16 feet. Ran my IC-7000 at 50 watts using a Kent Str Key. Made my goal of 30 different contacts using 40m and 20m. Made 180 bonus points but I'm not good at word puzzles (hi hi). Always a fun sprint.
Curt WA2JSG V3
US Army (Ft Benning GA and Knoxville TN)
Tnx everyone especially all my fellow Vets for your service and for the nice contacts .
First QRP WES. Great fun Sat till RTTY started
rolling in. Working 40 only, enjoyed every minute.
72, Nick, WA4HCC
Home from the mountains... getting back into the SKCC swing of things.
Great WES and thanks to all our Veterans for their service.
Thanks for the contacts KX3 rocks, 73/72, Ray
Lots of fun. 40 was kind of a mess with the RTTY contest. They apparently don't listen to their receivers as they would just clobber the CW stations. For most of the event, I used my trusty Viking 2 and 75A-4 but for a few I used a uncommon set of Yaesu 101 Twins (FR-101 & FL-101). Keys used were: Begali Straight Key, Begali Intrepid Bug, Begali Sculpture Swing Cootie. Thanks to all of the Vets!
Not much time for WES this month but did get a couple of hours in. A big Thank You to all of the Veterans.
Signals were generally pretty good, but I lost a couple due to heavy QSB at times. 20m was my primary band, this time, but it seems like I worked the same states over and over. 40m was noisy, and loaded with digital signals, and I only managed to pickup one QSO there. Was able to get two more QSO's on 80m. Fun times.
A lot of fun. My best WES in quite a while; thank you to all who took part and to all the Veterans among us.
Good time again as usual. Thanks again for you who responded to my 5 watts. Thanks for all your service my fellow veterans. Welcome Home
Thanks for the fun. Was on a little..... did not keep score of Theme related, but thanks to all the Veterans who served and to all who I was able to QSO with during the WES!! 73 & God Bless, Fr Richard, WB8YXF
Could only be in for a short time. However, added a few new stations toward Tx8...not a total loss...only 43 to go. 73's all & as always fun.
I was busy Saturday and out of town Sunday so I only made 4 contacts this time. To fight the RTTY QRM, I did 100 watts for a change. This month's key was the 1941 Vibroplex Original.
Great WES! Thanks to all. PETE
Decided lack of Ls. Fun sprint as always.
Thank you to all the veterans for their service.
Thank you to the organizers.
What a great time. Ran short of Ls for the name bonus.
Made contacts on 160 thru 15 meters.
Happy Thanksgiving from where it all began, Plimoth Colony!
Station: K3/100W to a 270' Horizontal loop @ 30, Viz Key Bigfoot Cootie
Fun WES! Was using a new-to-me K2 @ 20 Watts. First time I've ever used this radio... worked great. Thank you for your service veterans!!!
Didn't have the whole weekend this month. But I enjoyed what time I did have. Of course, the RTTY stations also enjoyed 40 meters. Used the new IC-7300 on 15, 20 and 40 meters and the IC-746Pro on 80 Meters. Antenna on 40 was the ZS6BKW and the HEX beam on the others and of course the reliable Japanese JJ-38 straight key. Looking forward to next months sprints. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave
Great fun as always. don't usually get to work WES, but with just a few hours of operating I managed to work a bunch. Look forward to the next one. Thanks all! Keep pounding brass my friends 73 de WZ2N