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Sprint Date: September 23, 2009


Special SKCC member: George - N2JNZ


Club call: K9SKC
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 67
         Categories (CAT)
  * = Special SKCC member.
  1 = 1 watt or less.
  2 = Greater than 1 watt, up to 5 watts.
  3 = Greater than 5 watts, up to 100 watts.
  4 = Greater than 100 watts.

QSOs x S/P/C + Bonus = Score

Results by Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
- *3 K9SKC George 2836T NY 21 13 105 378
1 3 W5TM Ed 4530 OK 62 36 395 2627
2 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 57 30 245 1955
3 3 K3TM Roger 5016 MD 56 25 315 1715
4 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 54 26 285 1689
5 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 55 25 285 1660
6 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 54 25 300 1650
7 3 NTA John 2826T CO 46 24 255 1359
8 3 K1NV/1 Jon 2609-T VT 39 26 210 1224
9 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 43 21 270 1173
10 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 36 23 205 1033
11 3 KX9DX Rick 5166 IL 33 17 190 751
12 4 KU8L Curt 5380T MI 26 21 150 696
13 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 26 19 160 654
14 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 27 17 190 649
15 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494 NY 24 16 145 529
16 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 23 15 170 515
16 3 WA9VEE Wa9vee 4844C WI 23 15 170 515
18 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 24 15 140 500
19 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 23 14 170 492
20 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 22 15 150 480
21 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 21 15 135 450
22 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 22 14 140 448
23 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 20 14 150 430
24 2 NS2X Greg 2518 TN 18 11 145 343
25 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 17 14 100 338
25 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 16 13 130 338
27 3 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 17 13 100 321
28 3 AD5VC Dana 1555T LA 16 12 125 317
29 3 WA9ZES Walt 5746 IN 16 11 130 306
30 2 K4WY Jack 3807 VA 15 12 125 305
31 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 19 9 130 301
32 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 15 13 100 295
33 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 15 12 110 290
34 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 13 12 130 286
35 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 14 11 115 269
36 3 KB3HBD Sandy 5540 MD 15 12 80 260
37 3 N6DIT Dennis 3283 CA 13 11 80 223
38 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 12 11 75 207
39 3 N3MVX Jim 3273T PA 11 10 75 185
40 3 AF5DM Dave 4754 TX 10 9 90 180
40 3 W6SQQ Al 1283C CA 11 10 70 180
42 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 13 7 80 171
43 3 NV9X Jim 1358 IL 12 8 70 166
44 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283 TN 10 8 70 150
45 2 N4FI Dan 324T VA 11 9 50 149
46 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173 OK 10 10 40 140
47 3 KK9U Mark 3818 IN 9 9 50 131
48 2 WA3ZBJ Don 3133 PA 7 7 80 129
49 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 10 8 40 120
50 3 VE3HNE Walt 4893C On 8 7 60 116
51 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 7 7 40 89
52 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 7 6 40 82
53 3 W3RT Red 3237T PA 6 6 45 81
54 3 W1EJ Ed 1594C CA 6 6 40 76
55 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 4 4 35 51
56 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209 TX 5 4 30 50
56 3 WA5VQM Mark 58 TX 5 5 25 50
58 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 5 5 20 45
59 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 3 3 30 39
60 1 NS8A Jeff 3293 MI 5 4 10 30
61 3 WSZV Eldon 4999 MO 1 1 25 26
62 3 S52CC Vince 5011 Slovenia 2 2 20 24
63 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 Sk 2 1 15 17
64 2 K9JP Jeff 3008T MI 3 3 0 9
65 3 KD6HTN Kate 5405 CA 1 1 0 1
65 3 W4CUX Bill 5497 GA 1 1 0 1

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
1 *3 K9SKC George 2836T NY 21 13 105 378
1 1 NS8A Jeff 3293 MI 5 4 10 30
1 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 22 14 140 448
2 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 20 14 150 430
3 2 NS2X Greg 2518 TN 18 11 145 343
4 2 K4WY Jack 3807 VA 15 12 125 305
5 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 19 9 130 301
6 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 13 7 80 171
7 2 N4FI Dan 324T VA 11 9 50 149
8 2 WA3ZBJ Don 3133 PA 7 7 80 129
9 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 7 6 40 82
10 2 K9JP Jeff 3008T MI 3 3 0 9
1 3 W5TM Ed 4530 OK 62 36 395 2627
2 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 57 30 245 1955
3 3 K3TM Roger 5016 MD 56 25 315 1715
4 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 54 26 285 1689
5 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 55 25 285 1660
6 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 54 25 300 1650
7 3 NTA John 2826T CO 46 24 255 1359
8 3 K1NV/1 Jon 2609-T VT 39 26 210 1224
9 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 43 21 270 1173
10 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 36 23 205 1033
11 3 KX9DX Rick 5166 IL 33 17 190 751
12 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 26 19 160 654
13 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 27 17 190 649
14 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494 NY 24 16 145 529
15 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 23 15 170 515
15 3 WA9VEE Wa9vee 4844C WI 23 15 170 515
16 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 24 15 140 500
17 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 23 14 170 492
18 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 22 15 150 480
19 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 21 15 135 450
20 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 17 14 100 338
20 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 16 13 130 338
21 3 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 17 13 100 321
22 3 AD5VC Dana 1555T LA 16 12 125 317
23 3 WA9ZES Walt 5746 IN 16 11 130 306
24 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 15 13 100 295
25 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 15 12 110 290
26 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 13 12 130 286
27 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 14 11 115 269
28 3 KB3HBD Sandy 5540 MD 15 12 80 260
29 3 N6DIT Dennis 3283 CA 13 11 80 223
30 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 12 11 75 207
31 3 N3MVX Jim 3273T PA 11 10 75 185
32 3 AF5DM Dave 4754 TX 10 9 90 180
32 3 W6SQQ Al 1283C CA 11 10 70 180
33 3 NV9X Jim 1358 IL 12 8 70 166
34 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283 TN 10 8 70 150
35 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173 OK 10 10 40 140
36 3 KK9U Mark 3818 IN 9 9 50 131
37 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 10 8 40 120
38 3 VE3HNE Walt 4893C On 8 7 60 116
39 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 7 7 40 89
40 3 W3RT Red 3237T PA 6 6 45 81
41 3 W1EJ Ed 1594C CA 6 6 40 76
42 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 4 4 35 51
43 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209 TX 5 4 30 50
43 3 WA5VQM Mark 58 TX 5 5 25 50
44 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 5 5 20 45
45 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 3 3 30 39
46 3 WSZV Eldon 4999 MO 1 1 25 26
47 3 S52CC Vince 5011 Slovenia 2 2 20 24
48 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 Sk 2 1 15 17
49 3 KD6HTN Kate 5405 CA 1 1 0 1
49 3 W4CUX Bill 5497 GA 1 1 0 1
1 4 KU8L Curt 5380T MI 26 21 150 696

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 1 AL 1 AR 0 AZ 1 CA 4 CO 1 CT 1 DE 0 FL 1 GA 1
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 5 IN 2 KS 0 KY 0 LA 2 MA 3 MD 3
ME 1 MI 5 MN 1 MO 3 MS 0 MT 0 NC 0 ND 0 NE 1 NH 1
NJ 2 NM 0 NV 0 NY 4 OH 1 OK 3 OR 0 PA 4 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 4 TN 2 UT 0 VA 2 VT 1 WA 2 WI 1 WV 0 WY 0

State with most participants: IL 5, MI 5
Total USA participants: 64
Total non-USA participants: 3

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 4 AL 54 AR 0 AZ 43 CA 31 CO 46 CT 17 DE 0 FL 15 GA 1
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 106 IN 25 KS 0 KY 0 LA 73 MA 62 MD 107
ME 13 MI 80 MN 7 MO 28 MS 0 MT 0 NC 0 ND 0 NE 54 NH 22
NJ 37 NM 0 NV 0 NY 58 OH 7 OK 88 OR 0 PA 43 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 44 TN 28 UT 0 VA 26 VT 39 WA 60 WI 23 WV 0 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MD 107
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1241
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 12

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, Slovenia, USA

Soapbox


AD5VC Operated by: Dana

My first weekday SKS in a very long time. Worked 40m only and there were alot of signals.



N1LU Operated by: Don

Was off the air for a month while on a road trip with little chance to play radio, so the sprint was a great chance to get the fingers going again and try to remember what all the buttons are for. 20m died early for me. Lots of action on 40 with QRN and made one on 80 at the end. Sorry I missed the SKCC station.



WA1AR Operated by: Alan

Started on 20M and a bit slow. 40M was better and spent abt an hour. Got almost as many on 80M in half the time. Good to hear a lot of familiar calls.
Used a FT450 and 1941 blue racer on 20 and 40. Switched to a TS440S and 1925 bug for 80M. See Ya next time.

Alan



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt

Got a great start... my 1st contact was George K9SKC on 40m, and all went well until I came across my friend Drew AF2Z. During our contact, my key came apart! He was probably thinking I had too many cold frosties! Anyway, we got through it OK. Nice sprint, as always.
Rig Kenwood TS440SAT 75w into vertical.




WA3ZBJ Operated by: Don

First SKCC Sprint in a long time and slept through first half, but it was great.
Lots of good signals and very patient ops out there on 40 tonight.
It was a good workout for just-completed K2. 72/73 ... Don



KC2EGL Operated by: Michael

How can you have more fun on a Tuesday night when you are pounding brass with a bunch of friends. Had a blast. Thanks to all who came back to my QRP 5W. Rig K-2 (qrp) Key SKCC Club Key # 61.
CU next month during SKS.
73
Michael



AB1BW Operated by: George

Band conditions turned out to be pretty good for this sprint. I starter out on 20 then went to 40 and finished on 80 meters. Worked a lot of new numbers which was nice to see. Hope we get some sunspots soon. See you next month.
73, George



KLUW Operated by: Russ

20 meters seemed almost dead from my QTH. 40 meters was pretty good and 80 meters was very noisey because of a storm in my area. Always a lot of fun.



NG7Z Operated by: Paul

Well that was a blast! 20M closed up early on, about 30 minutes into it. Came down to 40M and found the band jammed with signals but got very poor results until 0100Z. It's still pretty light on the west coast. Didn't really get busy until 0115Z when I found a hole to start calling CQ and then things were quite busy right up until the end. A personal best qso count in this event but didn't get as many mults as I would have liked. Still, this is the best two hours of ham radio in my book. Great ops. See you in the next WES. 73 Paul NG7Z



KKEX Operated by: Rick

So many signals, so little time..good to hear everyone tonight. George I must have zigged when you zagged..I could not find you..I did work KA2KGP on 80M.
73 72 Rick



K9PL Operated by: Philip

Much activity on 20-, 40- and 80-meters. Many strong signals despite QRN and QSB.



WA1VIL Operated by: Greg

Fun as always. Bands sounded very noisy at this QTH-sorry to be hearing 20 meters go out so soon! There seemed to be a lot of clear space around 7.114 so check it out next SKS instead of slogging it out down at 7.055! 73 to all!



NTA Operated by: John

Started on 20m, but not much activity. Wound up camping on 7.052 most of the evening. 40m seemed pretty active with many strong signals. Thanks for the QSO's. K3, vertical, and K2RFP logging software.



K8JD Operated by: John

This SKS was quite busy on 80 and 40, tried a few CQs on 160 but no luck there.
There seemed to be a long ragchew on 14050 every time I checked that band, so no luck there. Heard a few new calls and some familiar ones but no George anywhere.



K5ENA Operated by: John

Contacts on 80, 40, and 20. Always enjoy our Sprints.

John, K5ENA



W6SQQ Operated by: Al

Managed a full hour this time. Started on 20, big gun was Bert, W5ZR. Moved to 40 where NG7Z, Paul, was burning up the band. Wish I could have worked the whole sprint. Conditions were very good, noise was low, and it don't get much better than this. Thanks to everybody who participated.

Al, W6SQQ



WA5VQM Operated by: Mark

A lot of fun as I ended up in a nice ragchew with a fellow boatanchor enthusiast, kept the score down but was worth it. Apologies to W7GVE: the band just folded up in the middle of our exchange (so I didn't count it). The old HT-37 started getting pretty drifty on 40 so I shut down early. Lots of strong signals on 40. 73, Mark




NT9K Operated by: Bill

Nice SKS tonight, I had lots of fun. I started out on 20 meters for the 1st hour with decent results, then moved to 40 meters and finished the sprint. I got to work several new members and some c's and t's that I needed too. I heard some great fists and the biggest signal goes to Bert W5ZR with 40 over S9. I never did hear George, sorry I missed you OM. Equipment tonight was Kenwood TS-870 @ 100w into MA5B and full wave delta loop for 40 meters. This was the first sprint ever, that I only used 1 key. Until next time, 73. Bill NT9K..

I only used my GHD bug tonight. I call this one Betty.



AB8FJ Operated by: Ted

40 meters was in great shape this evening. Used my Ten-Tec Argonaut II at 5W to the random wire antenna. Key used was my Bencher RJ-2.



N5LUL Operated by: Brad

20M for the 1st hour, 40M for the 2nd. Seemed to work pretty well that way. Hope to do better next month. Had a GREAT time as it was. Rig tonight: Yaesu FT-920 and Winslow key, Mosley TH-33jr at 40' on 20m and dipole for 40M at 30'. Will be back next month!





W5ZR Operated by: Bert

Conditions seemed much improvrd tonight. Worked 20 meters for the first hour, then moved to 40 meters for the seconmd hour, and made twice as many qsos on 40.
Thanks to all who worked me.



NS2X Operated by: Greg

Band was in good condition in Tennessee. Receive a 599+10 from Bert in LA and at 'beautiful signal' from K8MXC in MI, with my 3 watts and 160m Horiz Loop. Pounding the straight key sure tires my wrist out. Thanks to all who pulled me out of the QRN.. 73.. Greg NS2x



VE5CUL Operated by: Brian

Before supper I just thought I'd listen on 20 and heard someone calling CQ SKS.
They quickly vanished with the QSB so I switched to 40 and made a couple of
contacts with old friends. I then marked the dates on the calendar for the fall
so I won't forget next time. It's supposed to be 80F to-morrow so I am taking the canoe to the lake. I look forward to catching up with more of you later -
especially when the snow flies. That is always earlier than we are ready for.
73-Brian - VE5CUL



S52CC Operated by: Vince

Heard 6, worked 2 members, very early morning fun nevertheless.
Thanks Jon, K1NV/1 and Tom, K4ZGB. 73 to all - Vince, S52CC



WL7WH Operated by: Bob

Started off good until the JA contest took over. Another good event!!



K6FFY Operated by: Nick

At my location 40 meters seemed to come alive with straight key CW.
Unfortunately, it was near the end of the sprint.



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom

Another nice SKCC Sprint. The bands were pretty good here in WNY, even 20M. produced 5 QSO's! Rig: IC7000 at 25 w. into all band dipole up 25 ft. Straight key, of course. See you next sprint. 73



KQ1P Operated by: John

Conditions were quite good on 40m and there was plenty of activity. I later moved down to 80m and QRN was a problem. Thanks to all who were able to copy me and to those who tried but couldn't quite pull me in. 73, John



N9GGE Operated by: John

Glad to see the solar flux going up a little and getting dark sooner. 40m was pretty good for a change. Dennis W6UT, heard you once but couldn't find you again.



AF2Z Operated by: Drew

The first hour was kind of slow. Not much action on 20m, which is typical here. Spent almost all of the second hour on 80m. Had a run of about ten stations there-- very nice for a change. SKCCers were really lighting up the band! Worked Tom K4ZGB on 20/40/80... Caught George K9SKC hiding out around 7058 KHz... Curt WA2JSG had a few too many cold frosties by the sound of it (hahah! I figured something went haywire on you, Curt...) My rig: Elecraft K3 @ 12 watts, 100' wire up 30', Junker straight key.



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry

This was my best sprint ever. I worked 20 and 40 meters, and all my 40 meter QSOs were QRP. It was a pleasure to work NG7Z on each band in addition to working KB3HBD QRP. Two new states for me. Thanks guys.



KU8L Operated by: Curt

After wasting alot of time on 20M last time, I resolved to try an entire sprint on 40. don't have a very functional antenna for 80 so it kind of made sense. Also tried to stay put and run as long as it was productive. Seems the conx on 40 were not optimal except in a narrow range of geography last evening so I was called by several stations that I could not pull out of the noise--which is unusual for the old Drake R-4a. Generally I can copy anything I can detect is there--especially in NA.

It was slow but steady for most of the two hours. I think being able to switch to 80 after 40 was "used up" has the potential to double my QSO count so I must hurry up with the permanent 80M loop.

As usual it was a lot of fun--even q'd a couple of SKCC members that didn't know about the sprint. Also one non-member.

Curt



K1PUB Operated by: Chas

Forgot it was sprint night until about 0030. Got on "just to work a couple of stations" and of course didn't stop until 0200. A few QSOs on 20 and 40 M but spent the last hour on 80M which was pretty good despite QRN. Fun as usual.



WA9VEE Operated by: Wa9vee

80 dead as a doornail, 40 unproductive right in the middle of contest, then came back nicely. Great time as usual.



WA9ZES Operated by: Walt

Thanks to all! The bands seemed to be much better for this SKS - Ten-Tec Omni-c, 60 watts, G5RV and J-38 - Fun as always - 73, Walt



K1NV/1 Operated by: Jon

It was interesting to experience the sprint from northeastern New England. You east coasters definitely have some advantages on 80 and 40 meters for a short sprint like this. I was pleased to hear and work S52CC (#5011) and DF1PH (#4066) on 40 meters. In fact, I never had to go anywhere but 40 meters for the entire sprint due to the excellent activity level.
The ICOM IC-728 is not a top notch CW transceiver, but it did a pretty good job through the QRM and QRN. A 135-foot open-wire fed dipole at 50 feet helped a bit.
Now it's back home to Nevada and tougher conditions for DX. Thanks to all!



K9SKC Operated by: George

Had fun !!! Thanks for allowing me to use the club call !! Called CQ steady on 40 meters on 7059 plus or minus 5 KC and used 50 watts for the whole thing. Had to leave at 01:30 to pick up my son at collage just when things were getting hot again .... :( 20 was no go and 80 didnt seem to good either. Could have used more power but thats all I got. Used my Annie Bug !! Nicest Bug I've had yet !! Thanks all !!!!




NUMP Operated by: Bill

It was pretty noisy but I had a great time. Lots of very nice people in the SKCC group. Tnx Bill



KD6HTN Operated by: Kate

Well, it is getting a little easier. This was my first attempt to use a (very heavily weighted) bug on the air. It's actually easier for my to keep a somewhat smooth rhythm than with my straight key. I had a goal of doubling the number of QSO's from the WES (where I got 1), but I got called away during the middle of the sprint & also had to stop early due to scheduling. Next time!



W3RT Operated by: Red

Only able to work the last 16 minutes of this month's SKS. Signals were up there, little noise, and lots of stations on. Wish I'd been on for the whole Sprint.
Kept the power lower- around 50 watts from the '940s. Used just about all my keys that were hooked up, even the new sideswiper!

Thanks to those that I did work. Hope to see more in my log the next time.

73, Red, W3RT- SKCC #3237T in PA.



N8BB Operated by: Werner

Had allot of fun but seemed pretty low activity. Must have been poor band conditions. Thanks to all that worked my qrp station. Looking forward tyo the next sprint/wes. Werner



NS8A Operated by: Jeff

Operated from the Old Mission Lighthouse #504 rig was K1 set at 400 mW - 73, Jeff K9JP/NS8A



W1EJ Operated by: Ed

All 40 meters. Worked from Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Wanted to see the Park again before the closure due to budget cuts. How shortsighted of the politicos in California.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.351
Updated: September 26, 2009 0154 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB