|AK: 1 / 9||AL: 5 / 75||AR: 2 / 90||ARG: 1 / 27||AUS: 2 / 8|
|AZ: 2 / 13||BC: 1 / 2||BEL: 1 / 15||CA: 14 / 658||CO: 3 / 32|
|CT: 3 / 116||CZE: 1 / 3||DE: 1 / 22||ENG: 2 / 26||ESP: 2 / 14|
|FL: 10 / 419||FRA: 5 / 164||GA: 8 / 314||GER: 1 / 7||IA: 1 / 6|
|ID: 2 / 21||IL: 7 / 151||IN: 9 / 160||ISR: 1 / 5||ITA: 2 / 9|
|KS: 4 / 209||KY: 3 / 130||LA: 3 / 225||MA: 7 / 91||MB: 1 / 5|
|MD: 6 / 434||ME: 1 / 19||MI: 9 / 213||MN: 5 / 67||MO: 15 / 479|
|MS: 2 / 123||NC: 6 / 78||NE: 2 / 27||NED: 1 / 5||NH: 4 / 94|
|NJ: 4 / 86||NM: 3 / 47||NS: 1 / 78||NV: 1 / 33||NY: 8 / 178|
|OH: 9 / 266||OK: 8 / 180||ON: 3 / 59||OR: 2 / 25||PA: 7 / 310|
|POL: 3 / 14||POR: 2 / 107||SC: 2 / 34||SCO: 1 / 9||SK: 1 / 2|
|TN: 6 / 172||TX: 18 / 277||UT: 2 / 35||VA: 4 / 33||VT: 1 / 25|
|WA: 3 / 40||WI: 6 / 17||WV: 5 / 102||WY: 1 / 44|
Limited time for event this weekend, but half of the fun is the soapbox, seeing the pictures, and reading the comments, especially from those you worked during the WES. Still using my old (but bought new in 1990) Icom 735 and Carolina windom .
Record POOR for me. Herd K6ELQ work a few on 20m. Called CQ 15m 20m but no joy here. 80W/TRAP VERT not hearing much this weekend. AA6AC Bob 6276S CA
"A watched pot never boils" and "CQ's lost in the QSB never return". The QSB was quickly up and down today, so when a CQ calling station went down in strength I thought I wouldn't be heard and listened for his next CQ WES to come up. Nope!
Just had a short opportunity to work WES. Prepping for WIQSO party on Sunday. So bands were busy with WES, OK and WI QSO parties. But bands not all that cooperative. C U next month. Don
Elevated 19' wire vertical @ 29' + 3 counterpoise wires.
Didn't get much time for WES this month and when I did, the noise level was very high.
Great signals on 80m on Sunday. When I was able to get on the shack, 40 meter was already long and my weak signal was too weak to be hard by our W6 friends, even when their signal was fantastic here in NY. Thank you so much to all of you who make this event possible. I see you in the bands. 73 de AC2RJ, Ruben.
Thanks for the QSOs. Especially Hank, K1PUG, who worked me on 3 bands.
Made my first 2 CW QSO's!
Operating portable from a local park.
Got excited and might have messed up the exchange I sent, hope it got through.
All QSOs on 40m and 80m. YouKits HB1A with Vibroplex Vibrokeyer cootie on 40m and MFJ cub with Kent single paddle cootie on 80m. 53 feet of wire for antenna.
Just a few minutes of operating here and there. 20 meters was poor so operated 40 with my MFJ 9200 and 80 with my OHR 100A, both at 5 Watts. Nice to work some new members and a C during this WES. Next WES hope to have a new to me TenTec Argonaut V to play with. 72 to all. Peter
Only had a few minutes here and there to pop in and out. Hope to catch you on the air during the month for a bit more than a number exchange
73 de Tom
Making my way towards the Centurion award. MNI TKS to all of you guys. 73!
What a great experience 73 to all
However coming back home late, I had just two hours to do some WES contacts.
I was glad to do 16 QSO including three new numbers. 73 to all and see you next time.
The spread is still low but it is always a pleasure to participate in these WES. Many thanks for all QSO. 73 Bob
Thanks for the QSOs. Could be only on air Sunday but had fun as usual. 73 and see you in next WES.
13 QSO's in the whole weekend, but every one great fun. I spent ages chasing John / K0FTC/7 around the 20 & 40m bands for WY State, but conditions against me again. Thanks must go to John for activating WY. I'll get him in the log one day !
Only managed half an hour on Sat and a couple of hours on Sunday. 40m to the US was pretty good on Sunday evening.
Other than 40 meters bands were not good. Did work 5 of the 9 states I needed on 40.
Arrived on WY/NE state line to set up and it was 16 degrees, breezy, and dark with time change on Sunday morning. End fed antenna - left side is in WY and right side is in NE. Line goes through center of truck. Thanks to everyone for the QSO's, had a great time. 73 John K0FTC
A visitor to the station got to see SKCC operation first hand. AK0SK, Sila signed up an soon will be pounding CW during SKCC events...great soap box comments...Thanks to all...73 Rick
Worked a total of about five hours split between the days. All contacts were on 20 meters. Europe was very active both mornings. The band was open and active the entire time I was on. Thanks again to the organizers and participants. I really enjoy SKCC events.
Didn't have too much time, but enjoyed what time I had. propagation wasn't too bad, but sure will be glad when the QSB goes away.
I made one contact on 80M Saturday night and the rest on 20M Sunday afternoon. When Mother Nature pulled the switch on 20M around 2210Z, I pulled the switch on the rig. QSO's were made with most corners of the USA plus VE4DLA, but many of the usual stations worked were missing from the log. I'm truly sorry for the guys I missed, but maybe next time.
Lot's of activity on 40m, welcome to all the new members..20m seemed lack of stations.WISH ALL VERY GOOD SPRING SEASON...73, HANK PUG
Bob Heil "Pineboard" AM/CW Transmitter with S-19 receiver and single tube T/R switch
half ant storm took other part down but tried
Busy weekend with multiple church retreats for two children (Easter approaches) as well as work putting up multiple antennas that were destroyed when three large trees fell in the recent Nor' Easter. That done, I was able to get on very intermittently as a QRP entrant. Most QSO's were on 40M, on which I used my recently constructed QCX transceiver run off a Bioenno 3AH LIFEPO battery at about 4.2 watts output. My other few non 40M contacts were run from the K3 at 5W.
Wish I could have spent more time, but happy to work Bert F6HKA (20M), Bernard F5DE and Carlos CT1BQH (both on 40M).
My first SKCC event. The fist is a little rusty after about 45 years.
Didn't have as much time as I wanted but had a good time. Bands could have been better. Lost of QRN.
Lots of marginal condition qso's. Lost count of how many qso's I had to turn AGC off on receiver . Many signals near the noise level but most qso's were successfully made by waiting out the QSB. Nice surprise in next to last hour where 40 provided best path of the weekend to some Eu stations- GM, EA . Thank you to all stations who pulled me out of muck on their end- Thank you to our state line straddler John K0FTC who kept moving the rig from WY to NE. Appreciate the effort. Thank you to the numerous friends who worked me on 2 and 3 bands. Was really great to see how many newer members were operating on the contest. Using straight key, it was easy to QRS for many newer members. With the clock change, I rose 1 hour too late to snag the VK contingent who QRTed about 615 EDST Sunday morning.
Grandson's play at school and dinner out with the XYL kabashed most of late Saturday afternoon and most of the evening. Had to assist XYL Sunday afternoon for 3 hours in obtaining needed groceries.
ALSO: I lost a side of my 160 meter Horiz loop to the wind last week, so the antenna is now a very long OCF dipole. Darn thing worked pretty well for me-The Old Johnson KW matchbox did it's thing.- I might not fix the loop just yet.
K3 to black night-only vertical. Pretty short score this month as it is BikeWeek here in this part of FL. So BikeWeek or W.E.S. ... Hmmm... Hope everyone else did well in the W.E.S. (Smile)
Fun weekend and still played 9 holes of golf! Apologies to those I couldn't copy out of my QRN. My stealth Flagpole antenna (see my QRZ page) transmits better than it receives! Got to work on that. Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN
Busy weekend, our 46th anniversary was Sunday so kept the radio operating fairly brief. Difficult conditions in general all over.
Many thanks to the friendly and patient operators. Have been practicing my code copying skills, and it was good to see that I am getting better at capturing code. The SKCC WES is a great opportunity to hear different transmissions under a variety of operator "fists" and propagations.
Very poor conditions. But, thanks for the contacts achieved!
QSOs by band: 160: 1; 80: 3; 40: 13; 20: 37. Nice to work a number of DX members on 20M. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.
Conditions sure not the best
Hadn't had any frustration for a while so I went QRP this time ... lots of calls but only two Q's ... still fun. Next month just may enter as SWL. :-)
Anyone recognize this key? Friend gave me this key/sounder combo this week. Bypassed the sounder coils with clip lead. Later I'll transfer the key to a board by itself. Key really feels great ... very smooth.
Icom IC-703+ @5 Watts to end-fed 60' wire atop 4' wooden fence.
Had a great time as always, TU all and CU next month.
Jeremy Mullican, K5BIU
TenTec Argonaut V at 15 watts
Worked several new ones this time. Made one contact on 80, several on 40. and 20 was my best band. Never heard 15 open
Thanks for the contacts, guys. 73, Jim
Conditions on Saturday were great! Sunday was not so great, with signals going from 599 to ESP within seconds. Odd coincidence, and I didn't plan it this way, one more QSO on 20m (181) than on 40m (180), virtually dead even. One QSO each on 10m and 15m, thanks to Walt, LW3EX. Always a fun and challenging event.
Really poor condx.
Managed to route an a 40m dipole into the house via cable TV coax and wall jack,,,worked well with RG-8x mixture...1:1 swr on the k2/100. Only had about an hour to work but fun.
Lots of Radio time on Saturday, but vry little on Sunday. Family time off es on, on Sunday. Just a thrill to use the Club Call (K8CGE) and keep Dad's memory pounding the brass....
only had 3 brief sessions on Saturday totaling about 3.5 hours to operate due to big family event on Sunday. Out of a total QSO count of 27, Had one QSO on 20M, 5 on 40M and 5 on 160M and the rest on 80M. See you all later :D
QRP this month with NORCAL 2N2/XX and KD1JV's Tribander. Good conditions on 40. Not much luck with 5 watts on 80.
Great fun again. Things seemed slow during the weekend but there was a nice burst of activity toward the end Sunday evening. Mostly on 20
meters but had good qsos on 80 meters in the last hour. Thanks to all
Lost a Radio on Saturday,But had fun Sunday Bands came around here on Sunday. Had a Blast though.
My first time submitting a WES.
I don't think the sun likes me.
Never heard a lot of activity here out west or just my timing was off. The rain did seem to make the QRN lower. Oh well. Thank you regulars. 73
Well it was a ruff weekend for QRP! Never sent so many CQ's and answered so many and got no response. No contacts on 20 meters at all. Worked with the 7410 at 5 watts and 80 meter inverted Vee. Used my HB Cootie for the whole time. Better luck next month I hope.
After a week of nostalgic Novice Rig Round Up I was ready to shut down and put the HR10B and T60 back on the shelf...... but I had to work a few WES Q's and do the reporting part because I live close enough to maybe catch a donut if there are enough logs submitted :) Actually, it was a good reminder that WES is relaxed enough, and not so crowded, that even the most basic 50 year old rigs are plenty good enough and fun for a WES QSO or two! 73 Scott ka9p
40 meters was the only band open for me. Not much time as am remodeling a house. Managed to make contact with TN, KY, CA, and TX. Using K-2 to G5RV up 35 feet. 72, Phil
Got home from hosting the SKCC booth at the Charlotte hamfest just in time to catch the tail end of the WES.
Always fun and the band seemed to be in fair shape. 73 for now, Randy KB4QQJ
Kinda ruff going this weekend for me with NRR gear.
Jumped on the air Sunday after Mass, was on a roll on 40m then the grandkids invaded!! I never miss a chance to corrupt the grandkids. Spent 60 mins worked K0FD, K3SEW, K4ZGB, KA2KGP, K3EW, KD8DD, NM1W, K4CRD, and W0UY...Kansas to New York...QRP attic dipole.
I was portable in Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY Saturday afternoon. I planned to put out a full 1 watt, but it turned out to be between 200 and 500 mw. Thanks to the stations who tried to copy my weak signal, and extra thanks to those who actually were able to copy the complete exchange.
New to CW. This was my first sprint, and still learning to copy.
Only had a short time to operate in this month's event, but it's always a pleasure to works old friends on the air.
Limited time this SKCC but always a great time.
Conditions were very QRN and QSB for me , many thanks to all that we managed to work. Best 73 to all. Don
All S&P. Tnx fer the Qs. 73 Scott
Thank you all for good time!
The Rig is ALinco DX-SR8,running 100 Watts.
Antenna is parallel dipole at 25 feet, in the attic. The key is J-38.
I was working Novice Rig Roundup this week. So I thought I would just use my novice gear to work WES, too.
Receiver for this WES was Drake 2-C. Transmitter for all but 5 QSOs was a Heathkit HX-11 (40w). The remainder were with a Globe Scout 680 (35w). All were with crystal control. Navy flameproof key.
All but one of my QSOs was on 40m. Even with my equipment handicap, I did about as well as I ever do!
Can't wait for the boatanchor theme WES!
579 CA TONY 10250S SKCC WES
599 POR CARLOS 9882 SKCC WES
569 CA BRUCE 17714T SKCC WES
579 FL SAM 3488 SKCC WES
599 KS TOM 17908C - 14.05743 Mhz SKCC WES
579 TX MIKE 14339T - 14.05193 Mhz SKCC WES
599 KY CHRIS 14105T SKCC WES
589 MD Peter 7217S SKCC WES
I almost got the elusive K4BAI on 20 meters (if I remember correctly) but he was very busy (seems like he had a pile-up going there maybe) and very weak. Other than that, I had a great WES in and among the QSO parties. Thanks to all! 72!
Enjoyed collecting a few new numbers that I didn't have before during this WES. 20 meters on down didn't seem too good from here. Everything was either on 40 or 80 meters. All in all a good WES! I look forward to next month.
First time back in WES in a long time. Had fun running for a few hours and catching up with my software updates.
Started out with 100 watts, no one could hear me. brought the amp online, 400 watts, still a lot of unanswered cqs. conditions were not the best. Guess what, I still had a blast! Thanks to all the good ears. 73 Mike KK7H
I need more antennas one band not enough
Spent much of the weekend erecting a new fan dipole but still had time to make some QSOs, earned Tx3 in the process. Propagation seemed a little off much of the day here. Ran three different keys ( Bug, Cootie, and Straight via a nifty little switch box I made). Always a good time with SKCC OPs and the sprints ... Home to chat with some of you in the future.
VY 73 KQ4MM
Enjoyed the QSOs! Tnx es 73, Randy
Fun Sprint as usual
QSO Stats: 14 > 28MHz, 11 > 21MHz, 2 > 14MHz
TA33 - 50W - Homemade DSK
Thank You everyone for the QSO´s. BCNU, 73 Walt- ..- ZUT
Didn't get to operate for long this weekend, maybe half an hour, but had a lot of fun fielding my homebrew 3d-printed cootie key for its maiden voyage. Worked great and I didn't get asked for a lot of fills so it must have been doing okay. Thanks to all the ops that make this a great event, 73 Mike
Enjoyed the contest and look forward to future operating activities.
Just a casual S n P for me with other things going on here. Bands not great once again. Stayed on 40. TT Jupiter w/TAC Hole in the Wall Bug, and Knwd TS590S w/90 degree Viz Bug.
Improved this month. Fun as always. CU next month.
40m was good Saturday AM and PM. Sunday wasn't very good. MY MFJ-1886 Rx loop has been helping with my RFI a good piece of gear.
First WES in quite a while. Was too busy with the OK QSO Party to give this WES much effort. 73 to all.
Conditions rough; much fun as usual!
A fun WES this month, got to spend some good time chasing Q’s Saturday and Sunday !
Band conditions weren’t the best, ran QRO from the KX3, and put the KX2 to work at 12 watts on 20m Sunday afternoon with good results.
Put all four keys to work, the mini SK, TinyBug, SKCC SK, and my new Vibroplex Blue Racer !
Only worked 40 and 20m, no luck on 80m Saturday night.
Thanks to all the ops out there, some really good fists !
See y’all next month, all the best and keep CW alive !!
73 de Bradenton, FL
My second WES. Better than the first, but I was trying to split my time between this and the Idaho QSO Party.
I love working these sprints. The operators are so kind and patient. Thank you all for making this such an enjoyable sport. More rewarding than racquetball any day!
73 until next month.
Tks fer the QSOs.Worked all 40 meters. Band was really up es down with lots of QSB and QRN from storms to the South West. Had fun anyway. Best 73 Ron..
Hello.. argo 6 1 wt g5rv 35ft in vee n/s..same old thing..either rtty or higher powered use, not legalized.. ha-check the FCC manual.. ha.. next month 5 wts I think.. WOW, 147 new monthly members.. SUPER.... ha,, new members must eventually mean more dollars for begali key guys.. ha. Ha..only hb keys here my hobby..
So, agn, tnx to SKCC board guys and c u in April if I ain't MOWING the grass... ha..
73 cul Dave firstname.lastname@example.org
Only worked a few Sat. evening 40M due to noisy conditions (what? no SKCC nightowls?), but 20M Sunday was fairly good, some heavy QSB, but good activity. Fun as always. QRP with a KX2 & vertical, WW2 USN SK.
Wanted to get on the list to help get us to 300 participants. Did we make it?
Didn't spend a lot of time on the radio, but was trying out a new antenna installation at a new location. First time to operate since moving here a little over a year ago.
Not much time to operate until today. Bands were poor but managed to get a few in the log.
Elecraft K3, Bencher RJ-2 key, 160M full wave loop fed with window line or 2 element 5 band cubical quad.
Like last month's Sprintathon, this was a good learning experience for me.
Tnx everyone for the very nice WES
I am still new (only my 3th month on CW) but it's going better and better.
Thanks everyone for the patience and for the nice qso's and hope to see you all next month!
Thanks for QSOs. Hope to see you next month!
Well I tried. Called several stations who couldn't hear me. Only 1 QSO but what the heck, I tried.
Conditions not very good here. QSB and propagation not reciprical with many contacts. Thanks to all the good ops who made a contact with me.
73 Larry VA3NU
Listened some..... lots of activity. Just replied to the CQ's I found a bit of a lull in. Nice to hear lots of participation.
Not easy, with QRN and QSB, but fun. Thanks to all for the QSOs and to Walt, LW3EX for my first and only 15M QSO in a while.
Elecraft K2/100 at 95 watts, 270 ft OCF (mostly radiating into a hill!), new Kent KT1 and old Vibroplex Original
Stations were either loud and clear (worked) or way down and dirty. No in=betweens. My first SKCC contacts in ages.
Condx not very good here and wx is springlike so outside and not very much radio time. Still -always enjoyable.
Thanks for the sprints. CUL!
No time for radio this weekend but made a quick 5 WES QSOs late Sunday evening. Hope to make more in next months WES. 73 Steve VK7CW #10820S
K3s at 100 watts, rain gutter on new house for antenna,"OUTLAW" cootie key. Had a good time when I could get time on air.
20 not much good but 40 greathad fun Dave 5519T
First WES at a new QTH. Put up a random wire for 40 meters to get on the air quickly. Hope to have better antennas up next month.
Limited operating time, with poor results on 20M, due to propagation and a new intermittent local noise source. 40M and 80M worked out pretty well, though. Nice to work some of the newer ops. A fun time -- thanks to all.
20 METERS NOT GOOD HERE. THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME BACK TO ME AND WILL CU NEXT MONTH.
Managed to spend a little time in the WES. Use my GHD straight key. A little rusty, haven't used one in years, since I got hooked on the Cootie Key. I love the Cootie key but that is a price to pay. I lost my ability to use a paddle keyer key. I keep trying to make dots & dashes on both sides of my paddle key (that don't work). Also used my month old IC-7610 . . . what a rig! Thanks for the QSOs, 73 Art W2NRA SKCC #11634Sx5 #1
I only made 2 WES QSO's using my NRR station. Condx were pretty bad so I just stayed in the basement for the Novice Rig Roundup event this weekend.
Rig: Drake 2NT using all crystal control on 40 and 80. Rcvr: Collins 75A4. Key was the Vizkey cootie. Ant: 160 meter horizontal loop.
Thanks for the contacts. Rigs used were: Adventurer and Drake 2B plus OMNI 6. Antennas yagis at 75 and 45 feet and 40M dipole at 75 feet.
Let me join the crowd and say that conditions were terrible!
I only operated Sunday. Mostly on 20m which seemed to have a lot of noise and fading, but I still had a lot of fun as always. Thanks to all that worked me. 73, Dan
Thanks for the qsos. Always fun.
Band conditions were very poor here on the west coast. I don't know how this cycle could get any lower. I think it makes each contact that much more rewarding.
Thanks for all the qso's had great time with my new KX3 and small amp 75w and my just purchased Navy key antenna inverted L 45 feet vert 100 feet horz 73 and cu next WES Bud W8BUD #11340T
Only had a few minutes to play on Saturday.
Band conditions here in South Texas were poor this month. I enjoyed using the Basic Scoring theme this month. Thanks for all the Qs. See you next month.
Thanks Ric, KA3LOC...
Another fun sprintathon!
Patience lets a QRP station get heard. Two new states. Yea!!!
Was away this weekend and got back in time to make one WES/NRR contact-good thing N9RLO was participating in both events-thanks John! Running a DX20 rockbound was a lot of fun and brought back fond memories of my novice days in the 60s- but not exactly great for racking up a WES score. Kudos to Bry and the crew running the NRR.
After purchasing a new Kenwood recently, my poor little IC-7000 that I bought new almost 10 years ago has been locked away in the closet, so I thought I'd set it up and work the WES with it. A nice little rig fer sure and it has a home here with me for life. Made 30 contacts (all on 40m) running 50 watts to a 30 year old Butternut vertical. Great WES and thanks to Dave N9EEN for the work he puts into these things.
Enjoyed playing during free periods this weekend. Challenging band conditions, but added a new country (Thanks CT1BQH) and 8 new numbers out of 17 contacts, mostly on 20 Meters, a few on 40. Thanks to all. Kenwood TS590SG at 90 watts to a 68ft. long horizontal loop in my attic up at about 25 ft.
Only operated for the most part on Sunday afternoon. Conditions not good for me but hopefully can spend more time for the next one. Great to work my friend George KB5AE across town!!
Elecraft KX3, PX3, KXPA100 @75 wts to 40M dipole 5 ft above ground, Vibroplex Straight Key.
Very little time to operate (2 x 15 minutes) - so pleased to make any contacts.
Thanks to K6NXI for picking me to be your first SKCC and WES contact! Welcome to the club.
Heck, it was only 4 contacts - so thanks also to K6ELQ, AD0AB, and KB0ETU for the other 3 contacts!
See you next month!
Spent weekend getting ready for and participating in WI QSO Party. Wanted to get a WES entry to help get us over 300 participants. Did we make it?
Had fun, 40/80 had some nice opening, quite 72/73 Ray
I went out to a local park and operated QRP-portable from my truck. I used a homebrew 19-ft vertical mounted on the back of the truck. Lots of fading and static on the bands this time. Still, I had fun and picked up some new numbers.
WES QSOs were incidental to the NRR. Used my Drake 2NT/2C for some, a Heathkit DX-20 for some and a home brew 6L6 for others. I was rock-bound the whole way. Thanks for the QSOs. See you next sprint/WES.
My biggest WES score ever. Also made significant progress towards my TX6 award. Had challenges on 20M during the day. People would go from S2 to S7 and vice versa during a QSO.
Wow its easier working stations when your not QRP. First time not QRP and First time I ever had a pile-up waiting to call me. That was a fun experience. Thank you all for working my Ohio Station. See you next month
Just enough time to get on and make a few, very few Q's. Still fun..73's
The bands were better than I expected, I only got to operate a little late Sunday. The power went off so that ended my WES about 55 minutes early! This month's hardware was a Czech military key, Flex 3000 at 5 watts and dipole at 30 feet. Thanks for listening for my QRP signal! 73 de Kerry, WD5ABC
First time WES, had fun and will be here next time and do better.
Only had 3 hours on Saturday and had a blast working QRP HB rig. 4 Watts on 20m and 5W on 40m.
72 CUL de Mike
Was another fun event, but QSB was terrible!!! Thanks to all who heard me...Hopefully next month will be better!!
Not much time spent on this sprint, but enjoyed it. Poor prop, QSB, the works. 73 to all
Another tough sprint for me. Late start Saturday and hoped to work all night but bands dropped out. Hoped Sunday would be better but it was worse. Oh well, still a lot of fun. Maybe better next month. Best 72 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave