|AK: 2 / 16||AL: 5 / 173||AR: 2 / 137||ARG: 1 / 2||AUS: 1 / 17|
|AZ: 3 / 67||BC: 2 / 22||BEL: 3 / 129||CA: 15 / 364||CO: 5 / 200|
|CT: 4 / 357||CZE: 1 / 4||DE: 1 / 32||ENG: 2 / 41||FL: 11 / 357|
|FRA: 6 / 431||GA: 12 / 270||GER: 1 / 14||ID: 1 / 21||IL: 7 / 290|
|IN: 10 / 228||ITA: 2 / 31||KS: 4 / 281||KY: 1 / 11||LA: 2 / 405|
|MA: 6 / 117||MB: 1 / 3||MD: 6 / 106||ME: 1 / 20||MI: 10 / 198|
|MN: 1 / 9||MO: 10 / 324||MS: 3 / 108||NC: 4 / 130||NE: 1 / 81|
|NH: 4 / 332||NJ: 3 / 88||NM: 3 / 160||NS: 1 / 76||NV: 1 / 42|
|NY: 8 / 207||OH: 8 / 230||OK: 3 / 65||ON: 3 / 56||OR: 4 / 94|
|PA: 10 / 556||POL: 1 / 13||POR: 2 / 114||PR: 1 / 4||SC: 2 / 166|
|SK: 1 / 55||TN: 5 / 210||TX: 22 / 878||UT: 1 / 13||VA: 6 / 189|
|VT: 1 / 31||WA: 4 / 70||WI: 3 / 19||WV: 5 / 304|
Fun, as always when I get to play. Thanks for going along with my rather terse style.
Another great WES with the EE stations adding an extra challenge. Wanted a clean sweep but only worked eight of them. The picture is of the key I used for some contacts, switching to my bug, as this monster key is difficult to send with. No marking to indicate maker and if anyone has any clue as to its origin please PM me. thanks Frank
CONDITIONS @ trap vert ?? herd few bonus stations but no joy. 20m NO8C..W5/WP3C..KE5AL..Sunday about same as Saturday. AA6AC Bob 6276S CA.
Terrible condx for QRP+wire antenna this weekend - signals were generally so weak it seemed as if my receiver attenuator was on. Hopefully May will be better.
It wouldn't be a WES without QSB. This was my first WES using my new Warrior Jr. with a jumper to make it a Cootie. Sorry for the poor keying at times, but it is getting better and some fun too. Thanks to F6HKA for the EE points and 1st France QSO in 66 years of operation.
Didn't have a lot of time, but it was fun while it lasted.
Another poor showing for me. Sorry!!
I missed 3 of the Easter Eggs. An interesting theme with too little time to participate.
That was fun! The capricious bands forced fast QSOs, you never knew when your contact would disappear. I want to especially thank Dave, W#NP for eggs on three bands and Dave N9EEN for eggs on two bands including 160m. Jim
About 4 hours in the chair, but achieved TX8 during that time.I used my McElroy P-500 bug the whole time.
I got on for 2 hours Sunday afternoon. Things were noisy (QRN S8 or so) and it was tough finding folks for a while, let alone eggs... But, I found one egg, all the way from France ;-) I didn't see the list of EE's until I was working up my score. So... thanks, Bert! I'm glad I could get on and thanks to everyone!
YouKits HB1A running 4 watts to 53 feet of wire. Key is Vibroplex Vibrokeyer wired as sideswiper.
A fun WES. Saturday was my birthday so had a few conflicts with my participation (cake and ice cream!) but managed a few here and there during the day on 20 meters. When I turned the rig on during the late afternoon 80 meters was already hopping so stayed there. Sunday was a very busy day so only managed a few, but did work F6HKA and NM1W for the bonus points. Rig was an ARGONAUT V at 5 watts to an OCF doublet at 27 feet, and my Champion bug. 72 to all, Peter
Popped in and out, had very little time for radio this weekend, hopefully more time avail next WES. Hope to catch you during the month. If you see me on the air I am avail for number exchanges, brags and rag chews - whatever your flavor. 73 de Tom
Hello to all ! Beautiful spring weather hr in south central Alaska this weekend. Operated outside on the deck, FT-840 @ 100w to both a longwire antenna and a 20 mtr dipole, Kent straight key. 73 to all, looking forward to working everyone on the bands. Cul !
I had a blast sending with my homebrew cootie, finished the night before the WES. Still getting used to it.
Thanks everybody and best 73. GL!
Very deep QSB on bands ... but fun !! Thanks to all that make it happen !!! .... Thanks for the egg!! 73 de Carlos CT7AFN
poor condx and the first sunny and warm weekend.
so I spent most of the time outside.
But again very much fun as every WES.
In spite of a bad flue, I was glad to have a three hours participation in this WES. Sorry I found only one egg, my friend Bert F6HKA ! See you next time !
Very fun WES. Only 3 hours per day 20m open from 18 tu to 21 tu. IC 7400 + Pa ACOM and beam trielements.
Tnx for all QSO 73 Bob
Great conditions on 20 and 40m. Missed 2 EE, Dave KD2E and Bob N2BR. Had fun as usual. 73 and CU next in next WES. Bert
PAQUES EGG 500?
Going was tough here and Sunday worse than Saturday. Still - it was all good fun with the odd Egg surprise.
Worked SP2SWI, W3NP (EE), VE1AHX, N9SE, W5ZR, K3WW, IK7FPU, K1EEE, F6HKA (EE), W4AFB, NM1W (EE), WA3GM,
K0RO, ZA4KC, NE7D, ND9M, K1LEE, WA2OJN. All on 20m.
Rig: Kenwood TS-440s, 100 watts, Cushcraft MA6V vertical aerial, Marconi AS300A straight key.
73. John / G0RDO / SKCC 2133s.
Not much time for WES this month, was busy with the MOQP. This is for last year's MOQP.
This was a really fun event, thanks to the organizers and the ops who were the good "eggs". Tnx to Jerry K6III for putting together the spreadsheet, always helpful. I was home for this one, using a Vertex VX-1700, N3ZN straight key to inverted dipole and end fed. Condx were odd (in and out), and Sunday afternoon EU really opened up. Appreciate all the contacts and especially DX with F6HKA, ON8WR, OS0S, and F6EJN. Also, thanks for the new "T"s helping me toward the long road to the next level. Hope to be /p in WY for the next one. 73 John K0FTC
A busy weekend with SKCC WES & Mo QSO party op's. Just after noon Saturday the bands became noisy due to high winds & storms. Sunday two snow squalls made for tough bands again..Did manage to catch a few EE's Great theme..Thanks to everyone for a great weekend..73 Rick The "59" Blue Racer was the go to key this weekend..
A bit less than 5 total hours at the J-38 yielded 60 QSO's on 20 meters between the two days. The band was generally cooperative. Picked up 9 DX stations. I generally camp out and call CQ so I missed most of the Easter eggs. One of these times I'm going to try a search and pounce and see if I can improve my bonus points.
Thanks to the imaginative planners and the OP's who donned the bunny suits. It was a fun weekend, as always.
Had fun hunting the special stations. One MIA hope all is OK. Great operators as usual. Look forward to the next WES
I was unable to work the low bands on Saturday evening, so spent a little time on 20 meters Sunday. Propagation to Europe was pretty good and late in the afternoon, F6HKA and others went way up over S-9 for about 30 minutes. CT1BQH, F6EJN,F6HKA, OS0S, and EA5IIK all made it into the log. AL7JK represented AK and VE1AHX provided a rare NS logging.
With the beam to the northwest, I had an interesting QSO with non-member AD5TF in TX who was running a QRPLABS rig at less than 5 watts to a "Buddi-pole. How's that for QRP contact?
Thanks to all those who called but I know I missed a few along the way due to QRM. Maybe next time.
Lot's of stns qsoed mostly on 20 meters , and 40 very few were on 80m added lots of stn to my SX4 list..thank's to all ..Ran the Omni Six+ along with the Centurion Amp at 500 wt/s sure helped with the extra fire in the wire...Happy Spring to all ...73, Hank PU...Gee
Had a good run for the time I had available this weekend. It was fun. I never did find any of the "EE" stations though.
Rig was a Ten Tec Eagle at 90 watts to a G5RV up 60 feet. Keys were a Vibroplex original Bug and a Navy CLT-26012 strait key.
Borrowed the club's IC-7300 to take for a 'test drive'. So I used it during this WES. And I had a Begali Blade that Mike - K5MP had just sold me, so I used this opportunity to tune it to suit my fist. After 160 QSOs and kazillion CQs, I think that I now have it pretty close. There were a couple I just couldn't pull out of the mud - sorry guys - the 7300 seems like it does 229 signals OK, but not 119 signals. Jody - K3JZD
K3 to stealth black temporary vertical: Practiced with new Cootie Key, but quickly realized "not ready for prime time" this weekend.
Found lots of good signals, better listeners with good ears and superb fists that make SKCC events such a joy.
New Cootie Key? Maybe May W.E.S.?
Thank you all. 73 ... Don
Busy weekend missed a lot of bonus stations.
Great to hear al the activity on the bands. Only a little participation this time, but thanks to WP3C and AD5A for contacts -- especially good to hear AD5A from New Mexico --- one of the remaining states I need for WAS!
Thanks for the QSOs. Time very limited by need to try to get mobile set up going for next week end's GA QSO Party. Hope to work many of you then. KU8E and I will be signing W4AN/M. 73, John, K4BAI.
Thanks for the fun
TU ALL fer another great WES, Look forward to it every month!!
GB es 73
TenTec Argonau V at 15 watts output into a ground mounted vertical on 20 meters and a dipole on 40 meters.
Thanks F6HKA for a contact into France on 20 meters, according to QRZ.com we are 5066.2 miles apart, that is over 337 miles per watt. Thanks for having good antennas, a good radio and excellent set of ears Bert, you made my weekend.
I didn't get on the radio until Sunday afternoon, unfortunately. 20m had massive QSB and only seemed to be open towards the East Coast. 40m was much better late in the afternoon. Wasn't able to work any of the Easter eggs, but that's okay. I picked up a J-45 straight key yesterday at the Belton hamfest and tried it out during WES. I'm pleasantly surprised by how well it worked! Thanks for all the QSOs and see y'all next month! 73, Matt
Considering sunspot cycle, QRN from Saturday storms, I'm proud of what you guys were able to do. pulling out my QRP.
Many thanks to all. No internet spotting or sked page on my end, but managed FRA, POR, CUB because of some excellent receivers and ops on the other end. 73, 72 THANKS.
Jim K5TSK qrp 4.8
Only had a little over two hours to participate, but it was fun as always!
With one exception I only worked the EE bonus stations and any new “T” that I came across. Never was able to hear G0RDO or KD2E so missed out on the sweep bonus. My only 3-band EE was NM1W on 15/20/40. Next time will do a normal WES, whatever the theme may be. 73 de K6ELQ Tony
Missed 4 of the EE calls so missed the 500pts Bonus, too. Mostly hunt-n-pounce mode but did a couple of runs. Spent a lot of time hunting for those EE stations. Logged 7 EEs on 20m and 3 EEs on 40m. Hope the SKCC ops found the Bonus spread sheet useful. I enjoyed making it up and emailing out about 15 of em.
No time to really operate but want my call in the event
Up es Down bands in E Ohio, But fun as always.Randy(N8KQ) es Bob(W8ARC) working the WES from K8CGE for a few hours.
Only had two hours of free time to operate. Middle son had his Birthday celebration Sunday and I spent most of the day there with the food and meeting of our Extended Family !
Enjoyed most QSOs on 40M, just a few on 20M and no darkness yet so 80M was not any good. Be back next month !
Not much time to work WES this weekend. Spent some time on 40 on Saturday. Sunday worked a bit on 20, deep QSB there. Rig this month was a Ten Tec 544 and a 1956 Vibroplex Champion.
Didn't have the time to be serious but did manage four contacts. Still getting used to the Cootie so every little bit helps! 72, Bob
Fun as always especially with improved propagation.73 to all.
Bands not good here but had fun none the less. Thanks to all who participated.
Thanks again for another fun Weekend Sprint. 73 & May the "Love Of Christ" be with you always. Ric KA3LOC
only could participate on Saturday as I had a pc failure on Sunday and lost everything. rig was ten tec Omni 7 at five watts into cubex quad beam and or 80 meter loop
Another busy weekend! I'm trying to get the pool ready for a very demanding Granddaughter for her Birthday party. In addition, much needed yard work and suffering from a cold One QSO is still better than none!
Too much Honey-Do's and PSK on Saturday. Still handed out a few points. I need to get on during the week, as I will be very busy for the next 3 months and won't get to play much the next 2 WES's.
Conditions were really bad here this weekend. I only got 5 Saturday and 8 Sunday. I managed to pick up 3 EE. Thanks to those who pulled me out. Hope next month is better. Great idea on the bonus points this month. It was fun.
Enjoyed the sprint, even with numerous interruptions. Many thanks to the organizers. Used a K-2 with a Scheunemann Morsetasten (straight key) with a G5RV up 35 feet. 72, Phil
Them wabbits was hoppin'
always a fun weekend when it is WES. Conditions seemed long but bands were hopping (pun intended) every time I had a chance to get on the air.
Only had a few hours to work the sprint on first day. Fun time as always
Worked a few hours Saturday, mostly 40m. K1 at 4w to attic dipole.
It was cold and wet when I went to the park across the street, and it rapidly got colder and wetter, so I decided not to operate right after I powered up. But W5/WP3C called cq just as I was about to power off and he was able to copy my 750 mw sig. I can't wait for spring to come to Brooklyn.
Thanks to winds that changed the height of the antenna support, my end fed looked like a drooping catenary (or to coin an acronym, an EFDC) Hopefully I'll get it repaired for the next WES. Thanks to the bunnies out there for making this a fun contest.
Not a lot of time this weekend to operate, but I did get a chance to break in my new Icom 7610. Wonderful rig to operate.
Another fine WES. Hope to work you next time. 73's Joe KD2AEF
Poor conditions resulted in my lack of enthusiasm for this one. QSB was a big problem. Thanks to all that worked me and 73.
Many tnx to all that called , was fun as usual,I did manage to watch most of the masters Golf Tournament on Saturday and Sunday along with playing a bit of radio . 73 to all Don
Thank you all for the great time!
Alinco DX-SR8, running 100 Watts into prl. dipole at 25 feet in the attic.
The key is J38.
Thank you and 73!
For once, 20m wasn't too bad, at least for me. 80m and 40m were awful on Saturday. 40m was actually really nice on Sunday.
Big thrill #1 - I worked the very newest SKCC member, K4NGR Eddie 18611.
Big thrill #2 - CT1BQH Carlos 9882T answered my CQ WES on 40m!
I have to say in all honesty that I wasn't crazy about this month's theme. It was worth a try, but I didn't especially like it.
Had a good time.
First WES using Cootie KEY. OK most of the time but for a few hand control losses.
Had lots of fun, 20 and 40 seemed better than expected, 80 a little disappointing.
Saturday had great propagation for low power - Sunday...not so much. Did work WL7WH on Sunday with 1 watt.
I did this WES in and around the MO and MS QSO parties. There seemed to be a lot of participation in this one. I can't believe how strong Bert, F6HKA, was on 20m - 599+. I haven't heard him that strong in a while.
This is my very first SKCC WES event. I answered K8CGE's CQ and THEN found out that this was a WES entry. Very cool! That is why I am submitting this contact - so that K8CGE gets credit for his effort (if that is required).
Nice weekend for WES! It didn't seem all too strong of signals on 20 meters, although I did work Bert, Bob and Bernard - all in France. Other DX members were Carlos - CT1BQH in Portugal and also Leon - OS0S in Belgium. And last but not least was my friend Rafael from Cuba with that distinct sounding signal! Thanks to all for another good WES. See you at the next SKCC event! 73 es May God Bless...
heard lots of stations they don't hear me but still lots of fun
This was my first WES since starting to practice CW one year ago. Thanks to all the EE's. Thanks to Ward - ON8WR in BEL for that rare qrp/dx!
Enjoyed the WES! Especially the very nice bug-to-bug chat with Phil, K5OGX.
I missed couple Q's i work and had to redo my total,Had fun enjoy hopping around the bunny trail...
Got to operate for about an hour on Sunday, conditions seemed better than last month. Put my new uBitX on the air, along with a homebrew cootie. The 10w moved me out of my usual QRP category, but the little extra power probably made a difference on a couple of contacts. Thanks to all the patient ops who put up with my beginner's cootie fist. 73 to all
Pretty bad QRN at times, but lots of nice contacts and great fists.
Daytime conditions both days were very tough. QSB was rapid and unforgiving. 40 was very good both
late afternoons and evenings. 5W was a challenge but fun. Thanks to all that dug me out of the noise and fading. 72/73 de AL N4ow.
Great weather! Didn't think much of radio conditions.
Another casual fun WES, worked some Saturday and Sunday on 40 and 20m only.
Conditions weren’t always great, but not bad thou !
Used my KX3 QRO, and K2 with my old HF Packer amp.
Antennas used were my Radiowavz Scout multi-band and my EFHW vertical wire up 32’.
Used my two favorite keys, the Vibroplex Blue Racer and SKCC Pump SK.
Thanks to all the ops out there and look for everyone next month !!
73 de Bradenton, Florida
I assembled a cootie for April. This is turning into a monthly thing--a new homebrew key each month. It took some getting used to, but I really like the cootie. I'm sorry you had to put up with so many of my mistakes while breaking it in.
Sunday morning, I answered N7CLP's CQ. Following our QSO, someone called me. I responded which ended up taking the frequency away from Cody. I apologize. I heard him a few minutes later down a couple kHz. Sorry for any inconvenience.
All in all, a good WES for me. I made more QSOs than last month...barely...and I think I have enough QSOs for my first C.
Thanks all es 73. Todd N7TMS
I managed to find three Easter Eggs, including Bert F6HKA. Great signal from France.
In and out. Busy busy busy.
Tnx fer the QSOs. Had fun as always. Ron
No where near the max 8200 points :(
Not enough time to devote to this one but I did
work 5 of the EE's...
SKCC, the KEY to Amateur Radio
I had a great time even though conditions were crazy and QSB was terrible at times. Thank you to all that answered me. I hope you enjoyed the theme as much as I did. 73 Dave
Thanks all for Q's today. Worked a total of 3.5 hrs sat 4/7/18, ran about 700W into beam on borrowed equipment (I tag all these Q's with /8 on my call). Called at a reasonable pace on 14058 most of the time with a clunky straight key.
F6HKA was the 1st contact, then heard a bunch of other bunnies - N9EEN, ON8WR, AA9OM, G0RDO, but didn't get to work them.
Had exchanges with SP2SWI (beam @ 060), RA6AGR (359 deg), and DD4DA(060 deg) as DX without SKCC nr's, but sent mine anyways.
Lots of solid 559 signals out of TX/AZ/NM area today, not so much the east coast.
Some QSB, but bands were generally ok. Good to get back into WES after a few months without participating in a WES.
Fun concept. Enjoyed looking for the Easter eggs. Fired up the Collins Gold Dust twins on 80M Sat evening, otherwise used a Ten-Tec Omni VI plus. Antennas: Lazy-H at 70 feet for 20M and dipoles at 70 feet for 40M and 80M. Keys used: Vibroplex Presentation, Begali Sculpture Swing, Speed-X straight key.
Agn.. Kx2 5 wts g5rv 35ft n/s inv vee..st key and hb DUBBUG... Hello to more new mbrs... cu all in MAY... tnx to board mbrs.. 73 dave larsEn..not O n...ha..
Fun event and finding the EE stations was kinda like the QRP Fox Hunt - fun. Hrd N9EEN all over the place - he sure did his part. And worked K3WW so glad he got his antennas fixed. Good sigs for the most part. Hope to see all next month. --NA5N
Operated FD style from Three Rivers State Park near AL/GA/FL tri-state corner. It's always good to see such great activity!
Operating SOTA at Possum Kingdom Lake TX (Johnson Peak) and ran across some SKCC ops. Rig was KX2/N0SA cootie, LiFePo battery and W3EDP ant, courtesy of AF4B
Haven't played in a WES for a long time -- it was a lot of fun. The interaction on the sked page adds an extra dimension. I haven't put a bug on the air for years so dug out my 99-year-old Blue Racer and got some much-needed practice. My apologies to those that had to copy my fist.
got in late due to problem with the Radio i wanted to use and a bothersome head cold. Still a fun event.
Just a few hours Sat and Sun. Other commitments this weekend. Been quite awhile since I've done the WES. So good to see SKCC expanding. CW lives!
a fun time; cant wait til the bands improve... only two non-local qsos on 15m (K6ELQ & N4API)
It's been too long since I have been on SKCC. Band condx was not so good on Saturday and Sunday a little better. Most of my time was S&P with a lot of away time. Always fun and hope to do more SKCC's the rest of this year. Thanks for the Qs and cuagn.
I'm still getting the hang of both CW and contests and this event is great for me. Though I only have 5 QSOs this month, that is a personal best. I hope to be a regular participant in WES.
Also, my wife, KC1NS, just joined SKCC. I hope that she'll give WES a try as well.
This was my first entry in the WES. I was running on QRP 5 W out. by TS-690S (reduced power to QRP) into an indoor half-size G5RV antenna (in a loft of my house).The keying was used by straight key Junker.
Thanks for the great event and I look forward to next one.
Didn't have much time for WES, still glad that I found 1 EE, and worked two new numbers .. only need 3 more for my 'C' now. 73 Luc ON7DQ
It was a lot of fun beiing an EE, I wish I had more time to spend behind the radio but I am quite happy with the result. By far my best WES ever.
Out of 45 stations I worked about 40 USA stations, we need to get more European stations!
I managed to find two Easter Eggs.
I got three new numbers towards Tx2.
I had 13 very nice QSOs.
CU in the next WES!
73 de Gabriel, NAQCC SWL-99
Also I5-2701 & HamCall i52701fi
Not much time to participate but always fun.
A good weekend, with bands condx up and down. Thanks to all for QSOs, to the organizers and EEs - and extra thanks to W3NP for EE points on four bands.
Thanks for the QSO, Dave NM5Z. 73 de Jose VE3DTI
Only time for 3 QSO's but 3 is better than none. Special thanks to Bert/F6HKA
for a EU DX QSO. Have not had many of those lately!
Thanks for the sprints and CUL!!
My 1st Sprintathon with an actual SKCC# ! Have been a member of the UBC ham club since 1978 while a student. For WEAS I used a Nye Viking hand key and this Zephyr bug. Bug has been in the club at least 50 years and its serial no. is one greater than the highest Zephyr no. in WW7P's catalog. - VE7DES
I enjoyed a few hours in the WES even though conditions weren't the best. I managed to work six of the bonus stations. Thanks to all of them for their extra effort. As always it was nice to contact some stations for the first time as well as QSO other old-timers whom I have worked many times. Looking forward to the next one.
Had limited time, and some of it didn't line up well with band or local noise conditions. Sunday night on 40m was very nice, though. Back to Maine next month, with better antennas! Thanks to all, especially the newer folks.
HAD A BUSY WEEKEND WITH FAMILY EVENTS. GOT IN THE SHACK FOR A FEW MINUTES AND WORKED F6HKA BURT AND HAD TO LEAVE AGAIN. HOPE TO HAVE MORE TIME NEXT WES. THANKS BERT FOR QSO. 73 RON
I wish I could have put in more time. Only 2 hours but it was fun. I was lucky to QSO with 7 new Ts (new to me) and that gets me to Sx5 1/2. Only 98 more for Sx6 (Tx8+1102). Thank you for the QSOs. 73 Art W2NRA
A very enjoyable event. Condx not bad on Sat but kinda poor on Sunday. Wrked all of the other "eggs" (9) but never heard/saw KD2E. Tnx to VE1AHX for 4 bands as well as being one of the few who took up my invite to 160 meters.
I made all 158 contacts using various cooties, sometimes changing keys in the middle of a Q. Just like operators, all cooties have there own unique personality.
Used the K3/KPA-500 combo into my big 160m loop which did just about as well as the yagi on almost all Q's - some strange condx for this event. On Sunday many stns to the west were 559 but gave me 599 but in some directions just the opposite.
Neat theme. Sure kept everyone "hopping"! Too many distractions to play very much, but I always enjoy coming out and playing with my SKCC friends!
Sore ears and butt but fun.
Got to play a little on Sunday this time.
QRP and my Cootie....less contacts/more fun.
Thanks to all who participated.
Good or poor band conditions the SKCC WES is always fun. Vy 73 ... de Del / W5QQ
Theme was really fun even with one Easter bunny MIA.
XYL was away for the weekend...so no XYL QRM. Condx better than expected. Thanks for all the contacts...73
My first QRP WES from my 2nd QTH in SC. Great fun but not easy going up against the higher power gang. Thanks to all that hung in there with my sometimes 339 report.
The Easter eggs were a nice touch! I enjoyed what time I was able to operate, as usual. Thanks to all for the contacts. I was back and forth with my old bug and my new W1SFR cootie - apologies for the extra dits from the bug! ;-) 73 from WV
Thanks for the QSO's. Fun event. Rig Kenwood TS590 100w to vertical dipole and/or 130' end fed wire. Keys Vibroplex original bug and Vibro straight key.
Thanks for the QSO W5ZR...
Lots of fun. 3 new states. still fighting lots of local QRN.
Went down a "rabbithole" Saturday playing with a hurting SX-24 a friend gave me so missed a lot of the egg hunt. Only got on for a couple of hours on Sunday-WOW 20 was open and not the ball of noise that it has been. After working rockbound in the NRR last month the TS480 was a joy to operate. See you next time!
Ran 75 watts switching between my two radios into a multiband vertical using Kent Str Keys. Fun WES and thanks to Dave N9EEN and his crew for these neat sprint ideas. It was fun chasing after the rabbits. Looking forward to next month.
Finally back from FL from the winter so good to be back on SKCC.
Not as much operating time as I would have liked due to some family stuff but had a great time.
WES lots of fun. Looking forward to getting back into a little more regular participation.
Elecraft KX3 + KXPA100 Amp @75 wts to a 40 meter dipole 5 ft above ground. Mix of Vibroplex Straight Key and 1940s Lightning Bug.
Seemed like conditions weren't too great this time, but still worked 23 states.
Thanks to everyone who worked me. See you next month!
I went to a local park yesterday and operated QRP-portable for a bit. 40M was noisy with lots of static but it still turned out to be my most productive band. I picked up enough new numbers to get to Tx5. 73/72, Craig WB3GCK
Whoops! Forgot about the 24 hour rule. Had to toss several QSOs to get my score inside 24 hours; lost two Easter eggs because of that. (full log available if needed.) Mississippi Party, Missouri Party, Texas State Parks on the air, Florida State Parks on the air, WES... what a party this weekend! 73, c u agn.
Jumped in for a few minutes on 40m. Thanks to the ops and the organizers.
The bands were in decent shape, and low noise level here too. Was in and out on Sunday after I finally realized it was the WES weekend. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
As always, a fun weekend. This was the most I've been able to work a WES in a very long time. Thanks to everyone who worked this QRP Station and all the QRP(p) stations. Got into France twice and Belize too, all on 5 watts.
Bands were actually fairly good. From Arizona 30 meters was good ......after the WES was over. Fun time...
I worked 4 hours oval all. Thanks for all the qsos and eggstra bonuses. It cracked me up to get them.
Great Fun! My best score so far. Thanks for an excellent event. Already looking forward to next time. 73 All Lane WK4WC
Was fun, but not much time to operate. Got 2 QRP stations which was great considering the condx and qsb. Look forward to next month!!
Just dropped in for a few contacts since my sending arm tightens up after a few minutes. But it was nice to dip my toes in the water. 73 all
Another tough one for me. The bands were really strange with a lot of QSB and just not anything during the daytime. Had to quit Sunday morning to take care of the wife. But want to thank those who I did work and of course the organizers. Running my IC-7300 at 5 watts using either the ZS6BKW or the Hex beam. Best 72 and 73 from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia. Dave