|49||KD8DEU||Al Van Brocklin||10232S||MI||60||36||30/26/0||401||3,271|
|172||W7FST||Reno qrp club||12742||NV||24||7||4/6/4||178||486|
|205||XE2MWY||Armando de Jesus||7465||MEX||7||6||5/2/0||95||232|
|244||KG6UBG||MICHAEL L. JONES||12676||CA||4||4||1/2/0||0||51|
|31||W7FST||Reno qrp club||12742||NV||24||7||4/6/4||178||486|
|37||KD8DEU||Al Van Brocklin||10232S||MI||60||36||30/26/0||401||3,271|
|156||XE2MWY||Armando de Jesus||7465||MEX||7||6||5/2/0||95||232|
|185||KG6UBG||MICHAEL L. JONES||12676||CA||4||4||1/2/0||0||51|
|AK: 4 / 130||AL: 8 / 342||AR: 1 / 10||ARG: 1 / 50||AZ: 5 / 288|
|BC: 1 / 17||BRA: 2 / 13||CA: 17 / 499||CGI: 1 / 5||CO: 6 / 231|
|CT: 3 / 146||CZE: 1 / 41||DE: 1 / 5||ECI: 1 / 5||ENG: 1 / 29|
|ESP: 2 / 27||FL: 10 / 762||FRA: 3 / 402||GA: 6 / 217||GER: 1 / 18|
|ID: 1 / 132||IL: 7 / 212||IN: 4 / 135||ISR: 1 / 6||JPN: 1 / 4|
|KS: 3 / 99||KY: 1 / 26||LA: 2 / 59||MA: 8 / 453||MB: 1 / 12|
|MD: 5 / 228||ME: 3 / 53||MEX: 1 / 7||MI: 10 / 634||MN: 4 / 137|
|MO: 13 / 525||MS: 2 / 50||MT: 2 / 21||NC: 7 / 268||NE: 2 / 155|
|NED: 1 / 10||NH: 2 / 68||NJ: 7 / 318||NM: 1 / 30||NOR: 1 / 15|
|NS: 2 / 13||NV: 3 / 62||NY: 9 / 308||OH: 12 / 386||OK: 7 / 497|
|ON: 2 / 101||OR: 5 / 145||PA: 4 / 131||PHI: 1 / 9||POL: 1 / 71|
|PR: 1 / 12||RSA: 1 / 14||SC: 2 / 32||SD: 1 / 148||SK: 3 / 39|
|SLO: 1 / 5||TN: 3 / 115||TX: 14 / 659||USA: 1 / 15||VA: 12 / 408|
|VT: 1 / 7||WA: 4 / 139||WI: 4 / 542||WV: 3 / 79|
Glad I had time this month to play. Thanks to all the Veterans!
Great contest. First time I remembered to submit my score :-)
Thanks to all of the veterans for their service!
73 Dave AA3EE
I had lots of fun this weekend. Thanks to the Veterans and Civilian the participated.
I finally got the Vibroplex Vari-Speed to work as I wanted it to. A quick trip to the local Ace Hardware store yielded a #6 thumbscrew along with two #6 nylon washers. Now I can just slide the upper arm forward/backward during a QSO.
de AC6FU: High winds, high QRM, antenna trouble!
Otherwise, all OK here! de Jack
Lots of fun doing CW this weekend. Even took some time to run W1AW/0, too. Thanks for you QSOs. Jim
REALLY fun WES this month! QRP only, and high points for me were F6HKA in France, NP3CW in Puerto Rico, and KL7IDA and WL7WH in AK. Thanks for the QSOs, and thanks veterans: 143 total years of service among my contacts.... very humbling -- God bless!
Darn it...I thought I had over 12,500,000 points. Not this time I guess. I enjoyed my first SKCC contest and hope to participate in many more! Jim, AD4XX
Enjoyed getting on at the end of the WES. It was my first WES since July, I think... Good to be back at it...
I had limited time for this one but it was a lot of fun.I was glad to have a practical way to honour the veterans among us in SKCC and to have a way to thank them for their service. See you all at the top of the November Brag heap! 73 de AF4K, Bry
Thanks to all my fellow VETS and SKCC'ers for a great WES. Thanks to all vets for their service to our country. - Aloha, Larry
20 meters was the place to be this weekend. Thank you to the veterans for all your service. A special mention to Tom and Cecil, both with 20+ years of service!
So much fun, so little time.. Got to blow the dust out of
my 15 meter rig and also worked a couple new T/S on my journey to Tx8. Thanks to all the other Vets for your service. 73/72 to all... Peter
Improved band conditions this month, worked KD2E, Dave in NJ on 20m,15m & 10m. Also K8QI, Barry in FL on 10 mtrs ! Thanks to all for the new skcc #'s in my logbook. 73 and cu on the bands ...
( 2 mtr all mode monitoring 144 mhz cw )
FT 757GX, dipoles.
It was my first WES,I am glad to have met SKCC mbrs
Modest equipment and bad condx, hope next time will be better.I enjoyed using a straight key homebrewed the night before the WES,I_ve remembered the old years ,hi.
Thanks to all for contacts and hope hear u soon.73
I think this is my 2nd or 3rd WES participation. I could only operate during Sunday evening (EA8) on 20m band. I enjoyed it a lot and plan to be more often present at WES and SKSE.
Rig: FT902DM at 5W
Ant: inv L 12m long (5m vertical and 7m horizontal)
Key: Kent SP-1 as a cootie key
Hear you on bands
72 de EA8BVP, Bal
"V2" only for me, but a great epoch : 1968-1969 as a radiotelegraphist operator during my military service onboard the Navy ship "Moselle" based in french Polynesia.
Thanks to this month WES rules for remembering this period !
Tnx for very nice contest very enjoy
Running TS 850S 300W Half Sloper ant Systeme monobander 80 to 10 meter 73 CHRIS
Another great WES with very good openings all bands.
Working conditions were :
FTdx5000 power 200 Watts
Antennas X9@20m for 20/15/10m
Rotary dipole@20m for 40m.
Thanks you so much all for the nice contacts.
See you in December.
Fun WES and managed 29 QSO's using my big pump key made in Norway by N. Jacobsens,Elektr. Verksted, A/S Oslo. My quest to get to T x 8 is a challenge indeed, none of the 29 QSO's was a new C, T or S. So at 272 I think I have worked the regular WES stations, and I need to look around the bands for all the other members I can find who don't enter the WES's HI.
I was amazed to work Dan / W9DLN on four bands = 10m, 15m, 20m and 40m - brilliant Dan !
Rig = TS-440SAT, 100 watts to a Cushcraft MA6V vertical up 20ft. For 40m - a 20ft tall fishing pole vertical 3ft above ground, loaded and tapped at the bottom and with random radials along the wall.
P.S. Cannot put a .jpeg photo in the Soapbox Image box of the lovely pump key.Computer says JPEG image is not JPEG Image ?!?! HI
73 John / GØRDO / SKCC 2133T
This was my 2nd WES challenge with OHR-500 15m 3W. The condition was not so good, deep QSB while I was working on 21:00-24:00 UTC(06:00-09:00 local time).
Thank you for your service veterans! And thank you to all those who serve today protecting our freedom in service to your country in active and reserve military branches. FT-817ND, Alex Loop, Palm Single Lever Paddle (keyer off, manual generation of code with thumb). Always fun. Thanks for the QSOs. 73, John K0FTC
Thanks to all veterans for your service....
As contacts were logged it was humbling to note the years of service to our country.
Among the contacts..SM6NZA/qrp on 10M and a nice chat with KF4R Dan on 40M, & DW3GKT Jerry on 15...wasn't sure I would make this WES, we had just returned from Ft. Lauderdale for my grand daughters wedding...fun time there and great wx. As I write this from NW Missouri this morning it is 27F with strong NW winds..no snow yet
Thank to all for the great contacts.....Rick
Thank you guys for your service and the big bonus points. My boy KB1MPS is in the service and has served in Afganistan. Best wishes to all that served hope you have a good vets day on Tuesday.
My first SKCC event ... using a 1950 Original Deluxe ... my sending got better as the weekend progressed!
Another fb WES. Thanks to all the Vets, and am impressed to learn how many obviously had careers in the military. Happy to see the number of members going up up up - with all the new blood in the sprints maybe the scores will jump?!? Looking forward to the next one, Lee K1LEE
Haven't done a WES for a while but the veterans theme pulled me in for some limited operating time. Interesting but useless statistics: over one third of my QSOs were with veterans; among them the average time in service is almost 10 years. My thanks to those who served.
I wish I had more time for this event, only 1.5 hours. Started with my 9 component, 1 Transistor (2N2222)transmitter @ 75mw. Worked KI4IO in Va and VE3DVC in Ontario (4000+ MPW). Thanks guys for pulling in my peanut whistle signal. Switched to QRO because RTTY took over the lower portion of 40M. Am trying for Senator but haven't been working hard enough for it especially when using 75mw. I think it is great fun and Senator will come in time. C U next time around. 73
Thanks for the QSO's. Did not have a lot of time due to family activities. Looking forward to next sprint.
a lot of fun give thanks to all the vets who did what the had to
Had a great time. This is my first time for working 20 hours. My shoulder is sore from pounding brass! My fist got rather sloppy Sunday afternoon. Thanks to all who copied my fist. See you next month.
FT1000MP, Alpha 91b, 1 KW, TH6DXX. Thanks for QSOs. 15 and 20M were quite good in the limited time I had to operate. Thanks to all the Veterans for their service. I was in the Army 1964-1970 and had the pleasure of operating for 13 months from Korea as HL9KQ. Otherwise, I was stationed near my home in GA. 73, John, K4BAI.
Good conditions. Short time.
Decided I needed some frustration in my life for a change, so I ran QRP. Surprisingly, about 90% of the stations called were worked.
Special thanks to SP6JOE, Joe, for hanging in to make the contact on 15 Meters.
Worked F6HKA, Bert, on both 15 and 20 Meters.
Worked KG6MC, Bob,on 15 Meters. Since he's only about 4 Miles away, it surely must have been Long Path propagation. :-)
Antenna is a dipole cut for 60 Meters running along the top of a wooden fence about 4 Feet high. Thought I'd try a NVIS antenna. Feeding it with 50 Ohm coax to 1:4 BALUN then to 300 Ohm twin lead. After carefully measuring and cutting it for 60 Meters and putting it up, I checked it with the antenna analyzer and found it's actually resonant at about 3.9 mHz. With an antenna tuner it loads up nicely on all bands except 160. Oh well, we all know antennas are not science, but Voodoo.
Yaesu FT-450D at 5 Watts. Czech Army key.
Thanks to all who make our "contests" possible. They're great fun and I always look forward to them.
Thanks to all the vets. By luck of the draw, some of us had it easier than others. I saw a bumper sticker that said "All gave some. Some gave all."
Sincere thanks to all who have served.
This was my main effort this weekend. Always fun. Unfortunately I was not familiar with the structure for honoring of Veterans Day. I couldn't figure out what the letters and numbers following the names were so I just omitted copy of the numbers. I'm sorry I didn't realize this. For those who might want to alter their score, I am a 4 year Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Thank you to all those I worked and especially those of you who are Veterans. 73's, Bert, K6CSL
v27 US NAVY
Thanks to all the veterans for their service.
Only got to work the last 5 minutes. Was very busy this weekend. Good luck to all.
Wish I had more time to participate.
Maybe next month. 73 de Ken
A FUN CONTEST .. WAITING FOR THE NEXT ONE ..
Proud to be a Veteran and to meet other hams that have served in the Armed Forces. Photo of my dynamic duo - "Blue on Blue"
This was another enjoyable sprint. I worked for a few hours then took a break. Then I worked for a few more hours than took another break, etc. I am proud to say I am a veteran with 10 yrs of service. The highlight was hearing Joe in Poland. See you next month : )
I had a goal of 100 QSOs for the WES this month but I managed 99 QSOs.Started Saturday night and wprked until 04 H UT, Started back Sunday morning at 14 H UT and ran until I had to QRT for the weekly family dinner at 21H UT I made contacts mainly on 40 and a few on 80M at night and Sunday morning worked a lot of 20, some 40 and a few QSOs on 15 and 10M. My ten M Yagi is now stuck due north and needs a new rotor motor. Was a fun weekend.
Had more time to spend on WES this month. Bands seemed to be in good shape also. 15 was hopping Saturday afternoon. This month the station was my Icom 735 and a 1965 Vibroplex Champion, Signal Electric straight key got some use also. See you all next month.
DX condx vy good. The largest group of overseas members I've heard, Worked 21 DXC and WAC. 15M was vy good this WES. 73 es tnx qso to all and Happy Veterans Day.
Was camping at Croft state park near Spartanburg SC
Great fun with a great group of Operators. Not much time but gave 40-20 & 15 a try this time.
73's & Thanks to all the Veterans....
Conditions were really good here on Sunday afternoon. Especially on 20 meters which was loaded with strong signals - found that I need better filtering in my IC718's receiver. Good to meet over 30 vets during this WES. We will have to rag chew about our service days sometime. Thanks again for all the QSOs and CU next time! 73 Bill
I played this WES at 5 watts because that's not too much different from the KX3 max output anyway. Search & pounce mode let me present 5 astute ops with a V25 gift before I ran out of time. There were several other, very loud stations that I called, but they were either running amps or listening only for QRO replies.
Next month's WES, I look forward to having my KXPA100 in play. 73
IT HAS BEEN A LONG WHILE SINCE I PARTICIPATED IN A WES. IT WAS AS MUCH FUN AS IT ALWAYS HAS BEEN. THANK YOU FOR HE GOOD TIME TODAY.
Had a great time and did the WES with the FT-817 at 5 watts on the inverted Vee. The bands were good and I got contacts on 40,20 and 15 with only one on 10. Thanks to all the vets out there. God Bless you.
Great event, got called out to work on my day offf and when I came home too tired to do much, didn't hear a lot any way. Looking forward to next time.
Many many thanks to the Vets that participated. Super weekend weather wise - too nice to play radio. Used K-2 & G5RV up 35 feet. Another fine sprint and already looking forward to the next one. Thanks to those that work behind the scenes to make these sprints possible. Happy Thanksgiving. 72/73, Phil
Nice way to spend a little time. See you all next WES.
Worked from Waynesborough Park on the Neuse River. A great time.
First things First. To all those who thanked us for our service, I'd like to say "Thank You for remembering".
Now then, the bands were in pretty good shape for this one. Fifteen meters seemed to be a hot band this time to. I worked several new DX members and tat's always a treat. Bert, F6HKA was booming everywhere i heard him and a real treat was to work Stan, ZL2BLQ and John, G0RDO. Two I don't get to work in the sprints often. I missed my amegio Walt but found Werner again on his bug.
Rig was my K2 at 5 watts to an LnR Quad at 33 feet. Key was the 2014 SKCC Club Key and my RCAF bug.
73 for now and BCN Ya'll,
Had two vets with 44 years service each and one with 48 years of service.
Another great WES. Will be back for the next one.
My thanks to and appreciation of all those who have served, are currently serving and who serve in the future. I was very pleased to see that 42.5% of my contacts were /Vs. Another great event; my 45th consecutive WES. Keep them coming.
worked on the yard all weekend but took lots of "breaks" to make a few contacts. Fun as always - using TT 509 with 405 amp j 38 key -
Had a great time working WES!!
FLU AND OUT OF TOWN COMPANY REALLY CUT INTO THE TIME I WAS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MONTHS WES. I SPENT A LONG TIME EXPLAINING SKCC TO NON MEMBERS WHO ANSWERED MY CQ-WES. MAYBE A NEW MEMBER WILL GIVE OUR GROUP A TRY. EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T MAKE A REAL EFFORT I SURE HAD FUN. CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO ROLL AROUND. GOD BLESS ALL WHO SIGNED /V IT WAS TRULY MY PRIVILEGE TO WORK YOU.
RANDY KC9W 5277S QRP IN TN!
Very enjoyable event honoring those who served their country. Thanks to all that served. Had a nice time this weekend between football and ham radio. Thanks and 73.
This is only my second WES of my rookie year on the air. I really enjoyed thanking each vet for their service on the air. :) Let's do it again next November!
Nice to see skcc honor the Vets
tnx to my Dad, KB5EMY, a veteran who first got me interested in cw; and tnx to KC3QU, also a veteran and now a SK, for encouraging me to participate in SKCC events
This was another great WES. Thanks to the organizers and our veterans.
Fun WES. 20m and 15m were good during the day and 40m held up at night. See everyone in SKS. Don KF7DS
I operated portable from near Yosemite National Park in California. Had lots of fun and made many more contacts than ever thought I would, especially with my cheesy antenna setup. Thanks to all for taking the time to copy my 3 to 4 watts. Thanks Bert/F6HKA for pulling my signal out. Special thanks to all the veterans.
excellent contest plus W1aW/7. need more operating time. key J-38, ant windom 100W. rig ICOM IC-740. 73 Mike
Tnx for the QSOs
Getttin ready for winter here ,it was a beautiful weekend fot outdoor stuff. My logpile is a lot bigger than the WES logfile! 73 all thank you to the veterans for their service. Mark KI0I
I did this WES for a few hours from the back deck with a borrowed TEN TEC Century 21 @ 5w and a OCF QRP antenna hung in the trees for all but two QSOs. I almost got F6HKA again (would have been my only DX of this WES) on Sunday evening but his sig on 20m faded. The veteran bonus points really helped since I was in the Army so long. I hope those bonus points helped some of you!
Thanks to all the veterans for your service.
This was a fun WES; I was able to spend more time than other weekends. Usually my hand falls apart after a few hours, as my arthritis makes control difficult when my hand gets fatigued. A friend suggested that I widen the gaps substantially on my paddle(wired as a key ;), and it has really helped a lot. Sounds counter-intuitive, but it has worked wonders for me.
I bumped into this contest, and wasn't really planning on participating. I do want to give credit to those operators I contacted. I'll be looking forward to the Dec sprint
I was in and out and did not have a lot of time to operate, but had some nice dx on 15. Thanks to all that have served our country.
Happy upcoming Veteran's Day to you all and thank you for your service! A special thanks to all those still protecting our freedoms and to those who paid the supreme sacrifice so that we may enjoy our freedoms. Enjoyed the camaraderie for this event. Nice to catch a few of our newer members also. Hope to catch you all down the log. 73, jack
Submitted by KL7IDA/2713T. Wes has no internet.
Not much time but I did get my first T!
Lots of fun
Nice that my service in the German Navy still was of importance :-)
I did not have much time for WES as I´d have liked... Good CNDX, fun as always Thanks to all, BCNU 73, Walt - ..- TA33 - 50W - Testing new HM DSK (Double Speed Key) aka Sideswiper or Cootie
Still one of the best contests around. Virtually all station returning your call operate at about the same speed that you send out. Found no "lids" tuning up on frequency to answer me. In fact, the most courteous bunch on the air. What a relief from most of the other contests.
First, a deep thanks to all veterans for their service! Second, thanks to all who participated. The bands were great this weekend! Third, it was a great weekend to break in a new key. Look ma, no springs. Instead, the torsion bar across the rear provides the tension. Very smooth action and very quiet, especially for a key whose mechanism isn't enclosed. And it's drop-dead gorgeous. Nice job, W1SFR! And no, I'm not on the payroll. ;-)
Conditions on 15 & 20 were very good, 10 was open to Europe. Working all the veterans was great. Another enjoyable WES.
FAMILY WEEKEND GOING ON AND CHURCH DUTIES BUT WAS ABLE TO MAKE A FEW FOR MY 16 MONTH,THANKS FOR ALL PULLING ME OUT
Lots of stuff going on this weekend but found time to have some fun in the WES. I love my KX3 and had a ball using it this weekend. Thanks to all that put up with my 5 watt QRP signal and thanks for the contacts. I also like my SKCC key a lot. this weekend, 5 watts from the KX3 to my 80 meter loop hanging about 45 up in the trees.
Thanks to our veterans who took the time to serve this great country! May God bless each of you.
Great WES again !
Thanks for the QSO's !
Till next month....73
Did pretty well for S@P and limited time on the air, still too many family things going on to give it a bigger effort. One of these days I will give it a stronger go but for now it's just fun playing around. Also met a few new hams I have never worked yet, also some OT'ers that have been hiding for a long time. KX3 1 watt
"Salute" to our vets and especially the many who are SKCCers! It was humbling to see the number of years given to our country. As always, these events are fun! 73 from sunny and warm FL!
SK-CC is fun. It's great to be a part of the group.
Thanks to all the administrators and group participants.
Fun as always. I think my favorite part is slowing down for hams that are just learning CW. I almost had my XYL talked into making a few contacts when she heard my QSO with Linda, KF4MXF. Maybe next time...
40m is usually my favorite band for this, but the RTTY activity made it really difficult (do those guys ever listen before they transmit? I even caught myself toying with the idea of hooking up the Alpha 78 and... well, it *was* frustrating).
Had to run a few errands on Saturday so I managed to make four contacts on 10m and 15m with the KX-3 while mobile.
Equipment: TenTec Omni 6+ (running 5 watts), Elecraft KX-3, YouKits HB-1B, J-38 and G4ZPY straight keys, 40m dipole @15ft on 15/40/80m, Buddipole shock cord vertical on 10m and 20m.
These makeshift antennas are working pretty well. Perhaps I don't actually need to rebuild my "real" antennas : ) See you all next time!
73 de Marty, N9SE
HELLO AGN... MADE A FULL HOUSE THIS TIME... 1 OF EACH: NEW MEMBER, ONE C, ONE T, ONE S.... WAS BUSY ON CNC MAKING CALL SIGN PLAQUE AND BUILDING A SOLAR AIR HEATER.. JUST HOBBYS... THANKS AGAIN TO THE BOARD MBRS FOR THEIR TIME IN PROGRAMMING.. HOPE TO C U ALL IN DEC... SPRING WILL BE HERE SOON HI. 73 DAVE N9ZXL/QRP5W
Let me add my thanks to the veterans I worked (584 total years!) as well as to the many others I didn't work. It was nice to see 10M open to Europe, Asia, and South America.
Bert F6HKA was particularly strong this weekend. Quint W7CQW was my largest /V (31). Thanks to all of you for your service!
Maybe next year I can take partial credit for my offspring who are in the service ;-)
Didn't operate very long. Wanted to try oumy new Tiny Bug, need more practice.
took time out from the DXing to work some old friends and some new ones.
73 and Happy Veterans day. thanks to all vets.
Great WES for me with 25 years in USN. Sure helped my score! Also a special TU to the many notes of appreciation for my service from you. Ken Karr NG2H
Thanks for allowing me to operate in this FB event. Also thanks to all the veterans and their service to this great country! As always best 73s to all from Miller City, Ohio. de Mike (NO8C)
Thanks to all that worked my station.
Good propagation on this WES.
Thank you wish I had more time to operate it was fun to pick up Bert F6HKA again on a new band...thank you to all the veterans. I served 6 years in the U.S. Marines active duty and just short 3 years Army reserve ... 73/Scotty/NU0S/5880
Thanks for another fun weekend. I am in awe of the number of members who are veterans and the number of years they have served. Well done and thank you for your service.
great activity, even with little time to attend, did excellent QSO's.
73's for all CHA - PS7AW
I am very QRM at the station, but tks to friends who listened to me. best 73 Nathan P S 7 H D.
As always great & fun competition.Good luck for all veterans!
3ele yagi on 15 m , 1 ele delta on 20 m and 10m =not enought!
Swedish Oeller key.
THANKYOU to all the Vets for their service/serving.
Good busy WES. Didn't get to work much of it but was a lot of fun.
Great weekend; tnx to all the vets who took part; took the opportunity to dust off my WW2 vintage 19-set hand key... seemed to work pretty well for an old-timer. 73 and cu all next WES ... Ron VE3FMW
Lots of fun ten ten digital Wes and lots just havering a good time. I stayed on 10 meters for the whole test less family company and football cu next month.
Still trying to WAS using HB1B but no new ones
this time. As always, enjoyed the chance to
get on the air and make some SKCC contacts.
CU next time!
I was surprised to hear sigs out of the southeast USA so well as I hadn't heard anything for weeks!
Had a great time and tnx for all the Qs, this WES is close to my heart and great to work all the Vets.
MMC Nixon USN :)
worked on and off for a few hours on Saturday. nothing sunday. Ten Tec Jupiter at 100watts 160meter loop up 25ft, set of vibroplex paddles wired as a cootie. had a good time. my thanks to all the Vets
A great WES my time on was limited, but bands were great. 10 exploded 5 DX Countries...CU next month Dave
Did the first batch QRP at a camp site up the coast by Mendocino after kayaking, then the last hour at the home QTH.
Interesting theme. Good to see 10 meters open a bit. Thanks again to all the vets for their service. 73.
It was a really enjoyable WES as I was able to hand out my V12. Out of 70 total contacts I worked 30 other fellow veterans with years of service ranging from 1 to 31. I always enjoy working SKCC members for the first time, and I had several such contacts this WES. It was encouraging to hear new members participating. I also made good progress towards my Senator award, and I now need only 32 more. Hoping to finish it by year's end. Conditions weren't too bad. We've seen a lot worse. I propose we make the veterans emphasis a regular part of the November WES each year. (The photo is of me as a Navy Radioman First Class taken in the radio room of the combat stores ship USS Concord (AFS-5) while deployed to the Med in 1983)
Managed to work W.E.S. between Honey Do's! Thanks to 10 meters being open. 10 meters was open from 0700 through 2000 pacific time on Saturday. Played a little on 15, 20 and 40 meters. 10 meters allowed access from NH to CA and points in between. FlameProof key got a good work out! /V20 points shared with contacts. Fun Event!!!
Fun working WES as a first-time BUG user.
THANKS TO ALL THE STATIONS THAT I WORKED AND A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE VETS THAT WORKED THE NOVEMBER WES FOR THEIR SERVICE. I AM NOT A CONTESTER BUT ENJOY THE SKCC EVENTS. SHOULD HAVE JOINED WHEN IT FIRST STARTED. USMC CW OP FROM 2/58 TO 2/62.
I enjoyed this WES very much though it was a little frustrating. I like to BS a little and just couldn't do it. I use a straight key and had trouble with my hands (shake & arthritis). Thank you all who worked me and I apologize for the choppy fist and extra dits here and there. I couldn't do long runs (to many CQs required) so I hunted and pecked. I did persue one of my personal goals; to work all the other Senators since the date I made Senator. I've got 14 to go. 73 to all de W2NRA NY Art/V2 11634S
Being a member of our local Vietnam Veterans of America (Chapter 172) color guard and the various activities we are involved in around Veterans day (marched in a parade Saturday), I didn't have a lot of free time. Thanks to all the other vets I worked and thanks to all the Veterans in the SKCC - Welcome Home.
73 de West Virginia /V6
Thanks to all of the Veterans and their families.
God Bless America!
Great fun using my 1922 Vibroplex Original from the Seaboard Airline RR and Nye Viking Navy knob straight key! Hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did.
Another fun Wes. Entered QRO running 150 watts using Yaesu FT-2000D, G5RV and a Bencher straight key.
Lots of Fun. Vet Bonus points not kept very well. Many stations did not submit V years or C. Several asked what V# meant.
I salute my fella vets. Perhaps you were like me.I remember stepping of a bus at Fort Polk, Louisiana in July of 1963 and seeing a sign which read: Stand Proud, You Are Now In The U. S. Army. Shortly there after, I thought what have I done! I was suppose to go to electronic repair school but ended up climbing poles and hanging wire for field phones. I was eighteen then but had been on the air since 1960. Never thought to tell them I could copy cw. That might have gotten back on the ground!
It sure was a pleasure to work a "no pressure" contest with such friendly operators. The Veteran's Day is a great plus and I'm sure the veterans were proud to list their years of service.
This was my first WES and it was great fun. I didn't make any contacts on 40 meters because of the RTTY contest, and I had to do a lot of yard work. Even so, I had to work for my 10 QSO's with a Johnson Speed-X and QRP.
I only managed two hours of WES time; but it was great fun, as always.
Thanks again to Vets for their service and everyone that helps put on the SKCC events. I always have a good time. Sunday was my birthday (69th)so I have to attached a photo of my gift for my kids (heavily subsidized by Dad).
Hope to hear you all again that the next SKCC SKS ans WES.
It was great fun exchanging years of service with my fellow vets. Hope you are all enjoying your holiday. 73 to all.
Only had couple of hours to play. First time in long time. Enjoyed myself.
Thank goodness that 15 and 20 were open. 40 for a short time last night. Had a great time and a broken key !! Was using our club call w7fst to give the club credit.Reno QRP Club, Fred K7FME Op. txs everyone. See you next month.Fred k7fme
A pleasure to get into this event.. I had a lot of company but still enjoyed the time I had for this.
Thanks again for another fun WES event. Thanks to all the veterans for their participation and their service to our Country.
Things really got rolling towards the end. There were so many calling me I couldn't get to them all. Many of the weaker signals were getting drowned out by loud signals. Hope to get you all next time. Used my 1941 Vibroplex a lot. 73!
Seems like whenever I operated it was busy. Stayed up too late Saturday night so had to QRT a few hours Sunday afternoon. Thanks everyone for a great WES. Special thanks K2RFP and K3UK. Couldn't do it without you guys. Salute to all the veterans. See you all next month. Hope to see many of you this weekend in Fun Event.
Great fun! As always, it was good seeing old friends and making some new ones. A special thank you to the veterans for those much appreciated bonus points; more importantly, thank you for your military service. C U all in the ether -- 73 de Chip W9EBE . .
Only had 8 QSOs over about 2 hours but got lucky with bonus by working W7CQW (V 30). I wish I had more air time for this one.
Greta WES, great condx. Thanks Vets both here and abroad. S/F
Fun sprint as always. Made some EU contacts - tnx to all that pulled out my 5 watts. Ant dipole up 30 ft. 73 Ken
Decided to run high power (50 watts hi hi) on this one. Just 30 contacts, but all fun. Many veterans here, and all are appreciated. Rig here IC-7000, 50 watts to an all-band vertical. Big ole Kent Straight Key.
Curt WA2JSG (/V3, Regular Army, 1960's)
NJ Army MARS AAR2XJ (25+ years)
Great WES. Happy to add many 'new' members to my log. Nice to hear the many Vets. 73 Carl/V4 USN
Prior commitments limited my operating time to only a few hours, but I still had a blast and especially enjoyed this month's theme. Nearly half my contacts were with fellow Veterans, and I thank you all for your service. What a pleasure to be in such great company! Peace & Happiness, my friends.
Very enjoyable sprint. Thanks to all the great cw operators and especially to all the veterans for their years of military service.
Elecraft KX3 + KXPA100 at 75 wts to G5RV (80/40) and short vertical (20-10). Vibroplex straight key; XYL was visiting her mother, so I had the weekend to myself. Lots of fun - as always. Nice to hear from both new and familiar callsigns.
Contacts on 80-10M was nice.
As a "/C", a special thanks to all who served in the military - "/V".
73 & CUL, Andy - WA5RML
Great band condx this weekend. My vertical worked great, but my 40m Hustler whip not so much...
Went QRP this time just for fun - it's amazing how 5w can perform! Thanks to all who struggled wid hearing me, and special thanks to all the Vets for their service to our Country!
Only on short time, thanks to all the vets for there service. 72, Ray
This WES was great fun as always.
Thank you, veterans, and active service personnel, and thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
While I'm sure its not the highest score or this WES, it was a lot of fun! Maybe next time I'll try QRPp...
KX3 running 5W to an indoor dipole. Thanks for the QSOs, and Happy Veterans Day! de Chris, WB9G/4 /V17
Propagation on 80m is working MUCH better for QRP now that cooler weather is here. Thanks for digging out my puny-weak 5w signal, another great sprint-a-thon.
Fun to work a few hours between other things going on. IC746Pro, 20 meter EDZ @ 50 feet with 100 watts, a VP original circa 1947 and a Kent SK.
Hunkering down now for the first winter storm of 2014 season.
73 Kieth wi0s
Good conditions, for the most part.
Thanks to all.
Special thanks to the vets I worked for 249!!! years of service.
Lots of fun as usual. Look forward to the next one!
I haven't been on CW in years. I found the SKCC while surfing the net and applied for my number. The day after I got my number I entered the WES. This was my first ever ham radio contest and it was fun. It didn't take long to catch on and the other members made it easy. No pressure!
Just got back from a 2 month trip. It was good to get back on the air, I used the IC-7410, the stealth dipole and the Speed-X straight key. The bands seemed to be cooperating.
Thank you vets for keeping us safe.
Hi all members SKCC, I had fun participating in the WES-SKCC, thank you very much operators who contacted me. 73! XE2MWY- Armando de Jesus
Thanks to all for contacts and to the organisers who made it possible. Apologies to to those who tried, qrm from radar sweeps on 10 a big problem - 73 de John (11 years Royal Navy)