now you know why they call me Hashafisti Scratchi! Seriously, it was
fun. I finally broke and couldn't take it any more. My key sliding
around the desk was making me mental. It won't slide any more, I screwed
the thing right to the top of the desk! Next week I'm going to screw
it to the underside of the desk and try to work some VK's.
I was bound to 20 but I coaxed the tuner to give me 80 meters. I only
heard Drew calling SKS. He was strong, I wasn't. But hey, I'm a happy
camper! 20 did fine for the first 30 minutes and then the bottom dropped
out. I heard nothing band-edge to band-edge.
much activity here. No contacts on 20, two on 80 and nine on 40. Hope
things will pick up as we move into late fall and winter.
band tonight. Most activity on 40 meters. Stopped and worked an FISTS
call. May want to use name instead of report.
was my first SKCC sprint and the first time I gave out my new SKCC
number on the air. I bought a used Bencher RJ-2 a couple weeks ago
that had the original, notoriously heavy spring. Bencher sent me the
new, lighter spring and I got it the evening of the sprint. I put
it on the key before the sprint, and must have sounded like a drunken
sailor, as I had already become accustomed to the old spring! Iíve
only been on HF and CW for a month, and despite only working 5 stations,
CA, AL and WA were worked and are all new states for me!
dead....40M had some good activity until 30 minutes left in Sprint
and only one station worked on 80M. Overall I had a great time and
I look forward to upcoming SKCC events.
fun. Lots of non-combatants wanting extended chats. I was too polite
to cut them off. My Mother would be proud.
time in the sprint and enjoyed it thoroughly; I'll be back again next
was my first Sprint. I had a blast. I hope conditions are a bit better
next month. I did 13 Qso's and worked 13 states as well as 3 centurions.
See you all next month.
go at the Sprint. 20M was already out here and 40M was terrible. Was
shaking down my new kx1 and "newer" J-38 but only managed 1 qso. Probably
should've tried 80M but got involved in the NAQCC sprint. Will try
again next month.
Kevin and all, no qsos, no points claimed this month. Made some skcc
qsos before the start time but after 8PM local time the bands were
not good at all. The 40 M SWBC and SSB stations dominated, 80 was
down in the dumps, not too bad for QRN but the signals were down.
I even ran out inthe woods and took my monster flashlight to see if
my diople was still up in the trees. Will try again next month.....
home in time to work the last 45 minutes of the sprint, but only made
1 contact (tnx Justin N5BO) before getting sidetracked with other
stuff. Couldn't get back to the rig before the Sprint was over, but
at least got to play a little. Will try again next month.
40 meter band was extremely noisy, and, with the exception of couple
of station, the signals were very weak. Tom's signal was booming here
didn't have any time to devote this, my first participation as a new
club member. Look forward to more activity in the future.