|AK: 3 / 54||AL: 5 / 200||ARG: 1 / 24||AZ: 4 / 144||BC: 1 / 12|
|CA: 16 / 193||CO: 3 / 93||CT: 2 / 23||CZE: 1 / 11||ENG: 1 / 10|
|ESP: 1 / 6||FL: 10 / 251||FRA: 3 / 175||GA: 4 / 96||IL: 6 / 211|
|IN: 5 / 145||KS: 2 / 102||KY: 1 / 6||MA: 2 / 44||MB: 1 / 2|
|MD: 7 / 162||ME: 1 / 54||MI: 6 / 145||MN: 5 / 404||MO: 11 / 128|
|MS: 1 / 33||MT: 4 / 46||NC: 6 / 296||NE: 1 / 13||NH: 1 / 43|
|NJ: 6 / 122||NM: 1 / 39||NS: 1 / 9||NY: 10 / 124||OH: 5 / 90|
|OK: 6 / 77||ON: 1 / 42||OR: 3 / 54||PA: 4 / 355||PJB: 1 / 4|
|POL: 1 / 41||PR: 4 / 209||RI: 3 / 112||SC: 3 / 55||SK: 1 / 58|
|SLO: 1 / 22||TN: 3 / 171||TX: 13 / 301||UT: 2 / 142||VA: 8 / 125|
|VT: 2 / 39||WA: 1 / 4||WI: 2 / 179||WV: 2 / 35||WY: 1 / 30|
I had a great time as usual. I only managed 2 QSOs on Saturday due to the poor conditions. Sunday was much better. I'm already looking forward to next month.
AA6AC/SWL conditions on 15m and 20m poor 20m better of two bands. Most stations were weak to good. Other than hearing exchange between W9DLN (569) and F6HKA (539) on 15m. Dan sent Bert EB msg. most swl was midwest/west coast in origin.
DID copy both EB and WB msgs Saturday WB 20m
Sunday EB 15m. (meaning eludes me) but copy twice.
SURE HOPE BANDS GET WELL SOON!!! Looking forward to results. AA6AC/SWL 6276T SOCAL Bob..
The worst band conditions I can recall. WB message was received very early on. EB message came around mid-day Sunday thanks to Dan, W9DLN. Stations I normally log on multiple bands were nil heard while others I seldom hear were coming in loud. A check on WSPRnet confirmed the bands were abnormal.
2015 SKCC Sprint
04/13/15 AC2IK 222
20m CW 04/11/15 2326 KE5PRL NY PAT MS 599 1 7975 599
20m CW 04/11/15 2114 KC9W NY RANDY TN 599 1 5277S 599
40m CW 04/12/15 1219 KX9DX NY RICK IL 599 1 5166 599
40m CW 04/12/15 1226 W0VTT NY MIKE MN 599 10 1350T 599
40m CW 04/12/15 1233 AD0AB NY JIM KS 599 1 9667S 599
20m CW 04/12/15 2047 K3SEN NY DALE FL 599 10 11463T 599
20m CW 04/12/15 2059 KB5AE NY GEORGE OK 599 1 9274 599
20m CW 04/12/15 2118 NF5U NY JERRY TX 599 10 12773T 599
20m CW 04/12/15 2123 AD0AB NY JIM KS 599 1 9667S 599
20m CW 04/12/15 2131 F6EAZ NY CHRIS F 599 10 12874T 599
40m CW 04/12/15 2226 WH6LE NY PETE NC 599 1 13533 599
40m CW 04/12/15 2238 K3MSB NY MARK PA 599 10 5965T 599
40m CW 04/12/15 2247 W9GFB NY JERRY IL 599 10 8056T 599
KD5RSS IN OK
LONG ICORN DICROTIC SARRANINE
It was great fun! What a surprise to hear Bert F6HKA call me on 20m. it made the afternoon. 73, Jim
Much fun, thanks for the contacts!
I knew of the theme before the event but had to ask Randy KC9W for a repeat of the first msg; told him I was expecting it to be in English, haha... Condx were very poor here and I missed a lot of operating time but the final hour on 40m was nice and busy... I suggest more msgs next time: one from each call area. Would be fun to collect them all... My rig: Elecraft K3 @ 100w; indoor 'cobweb' antenna; Junker straight key.
Had fun starting the WB msg! After all the pre-event chatter re: Q & Z sigs (pro & con), I had no fuss muss or bother sending and receiving the messages (other than the lousy band condx!). Hope we have more of this type - slows down the count, but gets you sending more than name, rank, serial no.,etc. See y'all at DAYTON! Aloha/73 - Larry in MD
I liked the message concept although some folks seemed to not be playing. Bands not so good here in SE IN. Looking forward to next month! (Also, big thanks to K0FTC/7 for giving me WY, my last state for ARRL WAS!)
Not much operating time as usual. Heard and copied the WB message but it was not being sent to me...On the plus side, got three more new "T"s, and now need only 8 more for T8.
C U all next month. 73/72 Peter
This was a tough WES, condx were not great and a bit of confusion on the messages. nobody I contacted on Saturday had seen EB, it wasn't until Sunday afternoon that it showed up. The good news for me was I got a fair amount of bug practice in without anyone running away from me.
Hello to all, didnt complete a single qso this WES on 20mtrs. 40 mtrs opened up from 03:45 to 07:30 utc to the lower 48, still a ruff ride. Signals would come and go, kept at it. Worked N7HRK/M Rick mobile in Montana on 40 meters at 07:10 utc, checking my logbook N7HRK/M is the first 40 mtr mobile I've worked during a WES. 73 to all from Eagle River, Ak
Centurion Andy "12909 C" apologises-he couldnt do more 12 (hours along) with all his desesperates intents.The Sun and ionosphere were fighting against him. Thanks for your patience and efforts.73s
Just coming back in the night from our yearly french VHF meeting, only three contacts were done for fun and being a participant in my 60th WES!
Thank you Mike W0VTT, Ron K3SEW and Don N5LZ.
73 to all and see you for more contacts next time!
Conditions really poor, and contests going on, so the first 30 hours or so got me just one QSO on 15m.
Things livened up on 20m late on Sunday and I ended up with some fun QSO's.
TS-440SAT, 100 watts, MA6V vertical, Masthead Signal Lamp key - late 1800's.
I worked WY (K0FTC/7) Saturday and CO (K0FTC) today so I am submitting two entries rather then combining them as they are two different calls and stations. Thanks to all. Today put me over the mark for SX2 (pending award manager approval). Conditions much better today then yesterday for me. Rig - FT-dx1200, key N3ZN ZNHKC, antenna Chameleon Hybrid end fed. 73, John K0FTC
Went to Wyoming for first day. Could not get into usual place because of a snow drift. So set up a short distance away, but too close to a power line, so 20 was only band that I could really hear good enough on. Very windy and started to cloud up in the afternoon, and did not want to pack wet, so headed home. Great fun. Using a new TS-480SAT with a Czech military key. Two antennas, but mainly used a Chameleon Hybrid with 66' sloper fed from the end. Tnx for the QSOs. Will try again up there next WES. Picture is looking SW into Colorado. 73, John K0FTC
Looking at the number of entries I don't believe the poor conditions were that much of a factor. The theme made me feel that I should have had a green visor and arm bands. Thanks to those that got the WB & EB messages in play 73 Rick
Bands were not the best. Was in/out most of the time, but some solid qso's. Tnx to W9DLN for "EB". Hope everyone had a fun time.
Didn't have much time for this WES. Helping my stepson with yard work and getting house ready for sale. Condx very poor here. Will be working from Kent Island next WES on Sat AM with a ham friend KE3O as portables on a beach on the Chesapeake Bay if wx permits.
Well, in all good intent I had decided to enter as a QRPp participant at 100 mW with my little FT-817ND, but after only working the giant signal of W0VTT and nothing else for 3 solid hours, I moved to 5 watts, which produced only two more QSO's and a lot of unanswered calls. My QRP love doesn't translate into fanaticism, so I eventually realized that I'd help out more by putting some more power in. I ran my K3 barefoot for the rest of the sprint. Had I know that the extra 10 watts it puts out over 100 would change my category, I would have lowered it, but that's where I end up.
Copied only the WBMSG.
I started out with the 2014 Christmas Key from Morse Express (a miniature straight key) and moved over to my old Marine Corps J38 about halfway through. Thanks to all who worked me. I enjoyed the sprint.
Interesting. Lots of fun! Bands were in poor shape in the mornings and we had thunder storms every afternoon and evening! Still, my arm got very sore pounding my Navy Sparkless key. Thanks for putting up with my sloppy sending and thanks for the Qs..73 Dale K3SEN
If you participated in this April's WES then you know how terrible the HF propagation was. YIKES! I only had about one-third the contacts as I had in the March WES. I wonder if there really is a solar cycle influencing our propagation. Perhaps its actually random and just seems like a cycle. It isn't exactly an 11 year cycle is it? Have scientists been keeping records long enough to have significant data to draw a conclusion that a nuclear furnace, such as our "Mr. Sun" ... indeed has a cycle? Perhaps its series of random events triggered by astro-physical things. YIKES! Is there a nuclear scientist in the house? I'll be listening for you in the next sprint. ~ 73's de Ron - K3SEW
Big Bad Noise level at the new QTH. Heard very few stations on. Hope to hear better next time. Miss my quiet country QTH!
Amazing how many people had no idea what the bonus was this time.
Slow weekend and the Ether Gods had to be taking a good snooze.
Didn't have a lot of time but enjoyed finding the EB/WB Msg.
Band condx not so good here, but I did learn some new words!
Very enjoyable. Got to spend a little more time that usual. Even got the EB and WB messages!
I found working WES much easier than my concurrent pursuit of JIDX and state QP contacts. Band conditions were very poor this week end due to the recent solar events. 73's to all, Bert, K6CSL
Missed the WES (again!) due to a refrigerator (long story) but did manage 2 QSOs, with 2 SPCs, 2 Senators and got both messages. Maxed out unless K9SKC was active. Maybe next month? 73 de K6ELQ Tony
I was having a nice run on 20m Sunday afternoon until my XYL decided that she needed help with something. That ended my participation in the WES!
Bands were poor the rest of the WES duration. Better luck next time! 73, Ed - K6HP
STRANGE message words!
Really rough daytime band conditions.
A lot of noise on Saturday slowed me down a bit. And other family matters limited time on the air. But I enjoyed the 35 contacts from 24 states plus 2 from France and 2 from Puerto Rico. And I got both EB & WB. See you next month. :-) - John
Added up my total time, just shy of 4 hours but I was spending a lot of time listening and calling on a pretty dead 15M , hoping to add to my total for single band C endorsement.
Since the WX was nice for a change, I spent a lot of time outside with the XYL cleaning up the yard.
73, see you on the next the SKS.
A very good showing from the skcc DXC members. Heard plenty of DX but only a few stateside stations. Tnx John G0RDO for sticking with it till we exchanged, longest WES qso I ever logged. 73 es tnx qso to everyone de Mike
Condx were very bad, and not much time to operate.
Very short time to play but had fun. The bands were very weak here in TX. Hope for better conditions and score next month.
Qrp on 40 is fun in the WES.
I copied both the messages, not sure how to score so I put 2000 in the bonus points area.
A fun WES as always. Enjoyed the MSGS wrinkle and thank KZ5OM/K6III and AD0AB for sending them slow enough for me to copy! Thanks to all those who make SKCC such a great group. 73 Jim
That was fun!! Hope we do it again......maybe on Marconi Day or some Marconi anniversary?
Thanks to the Pony Rider whoever you were.
The Bands were nasty but I've never seen them so nasty we couldn't make a few contacts and have fun.
Managed a few new member contacts this time and a few old standbys. John, G0RDO was a pleasant suprise.
Ran the Kx3 this time to an LnR QUAD at 33 feet.
Keys were my Marconi AS300A Hand key and the RCAF bug by Wilson.Now I'm ready for another CW Fun Event!!
73 for now,
Thanks to all who organized this event and to all who worked me. Had a great time.
One could almost feel the earth's magnetic lines quiver during this one! Some difficult but challenging conditions. Lots of noise and deep fading. The messages were interesting; someone must have had a couple of swigs before they made them up!! Hope to see you all in Dayton.
WHAT A WES THIS WAS. THIS WEEKENDS SPRINT SAW THE WORST BAND CONDITIONS THAT I HAVE EXPERIENCED SINCE STARTING TO PARTICIPATE IN THEM. I HAVE DUBBED THIS WEEKEND AS THE "CHINESE TELEPHONE WES". THE MESSAGES AS THEY CIRCULATED SAW SOME SUBTLE AND SOME NOT SO SUBTLE CHANGES. I KNOW I PASSED ALONG AN ERROR IN ONE OF THE WORDS BUT THAT IS WHAT I WAS SENT. LATER I RECEIVED ANOTHER VERSION WHICH TURNED OUT TO BE THE ORIGINAL. BUT AT LEAST THIS MESSAGE PASSING SHOULD POINT OUT TO US ALL IF WE HAVE ANY SHORTCOMINGS IN OUR SENDING OR RECEIVING SKILLS AND I SUPPOSE THATS AN IMPORTANT LESSON TO LEARN. BAND CONDITIONS MAKE CONTACTS A CHALLENGE BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS AS USUAL THE WES WAS A LOT OF FUN.
THANKS TO ALL WHO WORKED MY 5 WATTS 72 DE RANDY
The total sez it all. NO time to play. 73
Got my fiftieth contact to make Tribune during this WES.
Operated out doors with the HB-1B and an end fed wire thrown over a small tree at St Cloud, MN.
Messages were fun, and a great idea.
I thought this was a GREAT idea! I liked the extra challenge, and it was also fun to help pass the msg handling instructions on to those who hadn't read about it. Hope we do more of this in the future. Keep up the great work! KF4MXF
Missed March due to Spring Break and was looking forward to April. Had 4 hours to burn and boy did I earn each QSO this month....that was tough...Don, KF7DS
Operating the sprints QRP is always a challenge, but with the band conditions, this WES was over the top. I only had part of Saturday to work the sprint. I wish both messages had been around, I might have had a chance at the other half of the bonus. I'm always up for the fun...can't wait til next month. 72, Gary
Another WES in the bag. Only had a couple of hours to play, but still fun. KG6MC
Tough for QSOs this go around. KP4SJ/AD0AB/WA7NB and others were booming into my QTH but could not hear my 5w. Thanks for those who struggled to pull
my signal out of the mud.
Sort of happened into this contest so thought I'd submit. My first contest of any type. Added a bunch of new states.
Was great fun , I wish ole sol had put forth less effort. EB Msg was still hiding at the end of the day for me....
Great Sprintathon thanks all.
Very little time to spend at the radio. There's always next month!
WEIRD (uncommon) message words!
Good prop on 28 & 50 MHz due enhanced geomag activity on the weekend, heard few SKCC STNs most were in other contests or QP.
Got EB / WB messages but with some letters changed maybe during relaying...was a FUN theme.
Thanks all for the Q´s BCNU 73, Walt - ..-
TA33 / 5 el HM Yagi 50MHz - 50W - HM DSK + Trusty ships signalling searchlight key Type 26003A (aka Flameproof)
WES still a favorite. Always nice to see the gang in action and despite the strange conditions a lovely display of can-do ham radio. First event with my new rig. I was running my TenTec Rebel for the entire event and on 40m. Thanks to all for another great weekend sprint.
Always enjoy participating in these fun events. 40M was pretty noisy, but everyone worked well to make contacts. Thanks to all for putting up with me.
Not much time for WES this weekend due to spring time yard work. Lost's of fun collecting the messages. I fired up my old Ten Tec Omni D for a while. Gave the bug a good workout too! Thanks for the Q's. -Joe
Happy to work LW3EX(2xCootie)on 10, and Bert F6HKA on 3 bands .... I was fighting high local noise all the way. Enjoy seeing all the usual suspects and new comers on the bands. Thanks to all for the fun QSO's . 73 de N4ow ... CW is A-ONE !
Had more time this WES than normal,sure was hard Saturday got over half of them Sunday,thanks to all who pulled my 1 watt out of the mud.
I thought I had both EB and WB messages, until I found the posting after this month's WES. For the first word in the EB message, I had LONGSCORN - it should have been LONGISCORN.
Still, lots of fun. To me, passing messages is more meaningful (and more fun) than just exchanging numbers. Maybe we can do this sort of thing in a future WES.
Thanks to all that participated. 73.
Ugh! Radio conditions "UN-OBSERVABLE"
Did not give it a very good go. Family first, radio far second. After the first night of very poor conditions just did not have the enthusiasm. But had fun while I was on, thanks all.
Made about 10 contacts QRP but bands in pretty poor shape so went QRO at 100w fer the rest of the time.Had fun as always. Tnx fer the great QSOs. Thanks to all who make these wonderful events possible. Ron/N8KZH
Lot's of family time and work around the house, but managed to get on both Saturday and Sunday for a few hours. When I got on the air Saturday morning, I know right away that this was not going to be a QRP event for me this time. The bands were in bad shape.
I really enjoyed the Pony Express message theme. It was very interesting how the westbound message made it around very quickly, but the eastbound message took until Sunday to come around.
See everyone next time.
73, Marty N9SE
HELLO AGN.. SHORT WEEKEND FOR ME ... NEW K1 ON 20 AND 40 MTRS.... G5RV 34FT INV VEE.. ALSO BANDS NOT TOO GOOD HERE.... RAN 5 WTS '' AS USUAL ''.
73 AND TNX TO THE SKCC BOARD..... DAVE..N9ZXL/QRP
Got my first UT contact ever - great time
I used the SKCC Skimmer 2.0 several times during the event... It was often very helpful.
Used my new Czech key... Very sweet, solid feel to it. I think I have a new favorite straight key, not to disrespect the J37s and 38s in my stable. They have a lot more miles on them.
I wonder what the apparent delay in the EB message was? Rumors and speculation flew. Did they both start out at the same time? Did the West Coast folks experience a similar, but reverse, situation?
Even though the bands were not in very good shape, I had a great time, looking forward to the next WES.
First WES event for me and I enjoyed it; I think the msgs made for a nice change from just number exchanges. -jim
Able to work few hours due to a lot of activities
this weekend.Thanks to Larry AH6AX for the bonus.
None sense to me with the bonus until the end of the WES.Happy to hear at least 3 KP4 stations on this Event. Hope they all send the score. Previous maximum was 3 stations on SKCC WES.Tnx to all stations that called me.
Good luck to all.
I don't know my score. I clicked on the box but no score unless I am clicking on wrong place. I know I made a lot of mistakes so these contacts may not show on other logs. However, I hope so and I thank those I qso'ed with for their patience.
Band conditions were less than ideal, but I still managed a 2x QRP with KC9W. Thanks to Randy for the bonus message points as well.
Saturday very bad condx , sunday better on 15 m.
Use my new swedish key made by Kongliga Telegrafverket Verkstad Stockholm/Royal Telegraph Administration/ made in second half of XIX century.Swedish straight keys are best in the world.
I was certanly confussed but think I worked it out I must read rules befor the test. fine test enjoyed
Used HB1B with Bencher hand key as usual.
Did not manage too much S/P variety but
enjoyed the sprint as usual. CUL!
Had fun working 20 meters mobile Sunday from Fishers Island, NY. It was great to get outside again after the long winter. 73, Chris
Terrible band conditions on Sat. A little better on Sun but not much activity. Few signals on the scope. I'd guess Sat's conditions scared most away on Sun. I could not get a run going. I didn't have much time to operate due to family home care responsibilities and unfortunatle this will continue for a few more months.
Bad conditions. Good WES.
OK, who turned off the ionosphere?
Saturday was not great with the A and K Indices at 34 & 4 respectively. The biggest surprise for this QRP OP was to QSO with Andy E50A Saturday evening!
Great ears Andy! Thanks!
First SKCC event I've participated in and I enjoyed the laid back nature thoroughly. Excellent ops all around!
The bands were so bad here I spent most of the weekend working on the patio cover lighting. I read somewhere that each massage is worth 1000 points. If not my score is way off. Thanks to all those I worked. See you at the next SKS.
not really sure how the scoring goes on the eb/wb -- condx were very very very poor but still enjoyable --- good luck to all who braved the condx.73//ED/W7GVE
Band conditions were not good here in MI. Had a few hours to work on Sunday only. Thanks for all those who gave me contacts and the MSG's. Thanks for the fun event.
I am hoping band conditions are better next month.
Very little east/west propagation from here in NTX.
A thank you goes to all the stations who were able to work me.
See Y'all next month. de W9BM ..
Picked the wrong weekend to get my bees...
First WES in a long time. SRI to all those who had to witness my first use of my new left handed vibroplex original. It is a work in progress. I should improve with every contest. I had fun but was easily confused by the message requests.
Lessons learned. ALWAYS read the WES rules before the event. Tnx K9SE. :-)
Tnx to all that copied my 4 watts. Ten Tec R4020 into dipole at 30 ft. Key Speed-X straight key. As always a fun event.
Sorry I could only make a handful of contacts, but had a lot going on this weekend. See y'all in the next WES.
Not good band conditions at all but still had fun with the challenge of getting both messages. Thanks to all!
KX3 & KXPA100 @75 wts to G5RV (40M) and Cushcraft MA5V (20M-10M); Vibroplex Straight Key.
Limited time - but nice to make some QSOs. The few times that I was on the air, the bands seemed very weak. Still...good fun!
73, Andy - WA5RML
Another fun weekend! I used my HB-1B and Ten-Tec Rebel for the whole weekend. I heard and worked many familiar calls. I am already looking forward to next month's WES.
Only had a short time to work. TU, 72, Ray
Nice to receive welcome comments in my first SKCC event. It's been over 50 years since I last used a straight key - amazing, some things you never forget! Too bad CONDX weren't better. 73, Bob WB2NVR
Only had an hour about noon on Saturday, but it seemed that Mr. Propagation was out to lunch. I only heard a couple of stations calling CQ GQP.
All day Sunday was taken up by family matters.
Oh well, there is always a next time.
My second WES, did not have much time on the air but it was fun.
Only had a few hours to participate, but managed a few Qs! Never heard the K9SKC station.....but many cooties! As always, had a blast.
73! Steve WB4OMM
Lightning and sick so not much action. Next month
After my first contact, not knowing what I was being asked about having a message, I decided to read this month's WES rules. Sorry about that Mike, W0VTT. I guess I'll have to start looking at the rules before I jump in. Anyway, nice sprint. I contacted several stations new to me this time. Rig is Peaberry V2 using HDSDR software with Hardrock-50 amplifier. I got a couple of reports of having a nice signal, running 50 watts on 40 meters and only 30 watts on 20 meters. Not too bad for simple wire antennas at 15 and 20 feet elevation. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art
Between poor propagation, a few nearby thunderstorms and yardwork between storms I only made a few contacts and didn't get the QTCs. Maybe next time! This month's station is a Flex 3000, 1941 Vibroplex Original and dipole at 25 ft.
Old man propagation cooperated a bit more Sunday for me. East/West MSG was neat. See all of you great operators next month! Pete WH6LE
Spring weather and lousy bands meant yardwork instead of radio play.
Thanks to KC9W for the west bound message and to W9DLN for the east bound message.
Best to all!
Very poor conditions this weekend for me...Best signal heard was F6HKA !! as always was a fun event
The sun puked. QSB, QRN, QRM. I had lots of fun anyway. Solar CONDX are like New England WX.
My wife brought home a puppy with my daughter while I was at a ham flea market. No wonder she was so supportive of me going.
I didn't want a dog but how can you not love this face?
I present "Henry". Named by our 5 yr old granddaughter.