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Sprint Date: October 28, 2009



Special SKCC member: Rock - NE7D


Club call: K9SKC
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 66
         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 Rock 665T OR 37 20 205 945
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 37 21 210 987
2 3 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 27 21 165 732
3 3 K1NV Jon 2609-T NV 34 17 125 703
4 3 KU4GW Cliff 652 NC 25 19 115 590
5 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 24 17 105 513
6 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 21 17 120 477
7 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 22 15 130 460
8 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 20 13 130 390
8 3 VE5DC Jerry 4440 SK 20 13 130 390
10 3 K9AAA Dave 270T MI 16 14 160 384
11 3 KA2KGP Tomperry 1494 NY 21 12 90 342
12 3 K9ZMD/6 Gary 891T CA 17 13 115 336
13 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 20 12 90 330
14 3 N6DIT Dennis 3283 CA 17 14 80 318
15 3 K9FO Will 5811 IL 18 11 90 288
15 4 NEK Ed 3366T ND 14 12 120 288
17 3 KX9DX Rick 5611 IL 18 12 70 286
18 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 15 12 75 255
19 3 AC7T Doug 5368C WA 15 9 100 235
19 3 K4JPN Steve 2402 GA 15 10 85 235
21 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 15 10 80 230
22 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 12 8 120 216
23 3 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 12 10 95 215
24 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 12 9 100 208
25 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 11 9 100 199
26 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 15 8 75 195
26 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 11 10 85 195
28 3 NV9X Jim 1358 IL 10 9 85 175
28 3 WA9VEE Wayne 4844 WI 13 10 45 175
30 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 11 8 85 173
31 3 KJ4IC Bob 5715 NC 11 9 65 164
32 3 K6JF Jim 4261T CA 9 8 80 152
33 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 10 8 70 150
34 3 W1EJ Ed 1593T CA 7 7 80 129
35 4 KL8DX Phil 3800T AK 7 7 70 119
36 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 10 9 25 115
37 2 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 9 8 40 112
38 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 5 3 90 105
39 3 N8CEI Jeff 4757C OH 8 7 35 91
39 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 6 6 55 91
41 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173 OK 6 4 65 89
42 3 VE3HNE Walt 4893C ON 5 5 60 85
43 3 KA5TJS Allen 5172 TX 5 5 55 80
44 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 7 7 30 79
45 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 4 4 60 76
46 3 VE3CWU Bob 5133C ON 6 5 45 75
47 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 7 6 30 72
48 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 6 5 30 60
48 3 WB5JWI Les 5013 TX 6 5 30 60
48 3 WB9TFH Gil 4211 WI 5 5 35 60
51 3 KC9ECI Tom 1 WI 6 5 25 55
52 3 KK9U Mark 3818C IN 4 4 30 46
53 3 VE5DP Don 5762 SK 5 4 25 45
53 3 W1PID Jim 676 NH 6 5 15 45
55 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 4 3 30 42
56 3 KD6HTN Kate 5405 CA 2 2 35 39
57 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 1 1 35 36
58 3 NAZN Scotty 5880 NE 2 2 25 29
59 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 4 4 10 26
60 3 NJL Jim 2079T IA 2 2 10 14
61 3 N1AAU Al 5674 MA 1 1 10 11
62 2 KG6TGR Jonathan 4369 CA 2 2 0 4
63 1 VE3FUJ Brion 4936 ON 1 1 0 1
64 3 WBQQT Steve 183C NE 0 15? 60? 0?
65 3 WSZV Eldon 4999C 0 0 0 0

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
1 *3 K9SKC Rock 665T OR 37 20 205 945
1 1 VE3FUJ Brion 4936 ON 1 1 0 1
1 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 15 10 80 230
2 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 15 8 75 195
3 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 10 9 25 115
4 2 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 9 8 40 112
5 2 KG6TGR Jonathan 4369 CA 2 2 0 4
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 37 21 210 987
2 3 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 27 21 165 732
3 3 K1NV Jon 2609-T NV 34 17 125 703
4 3 KU4GW Cliff 652 NC 25 19 115 590
5 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 24 17 105 513
6 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 21 17 120 477
7 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 22 15 130 460
8 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 20 13 130 390
8 3 VE5DC Jerry 4440 SK 20 13 130 390
10 3 K9AAA Dave 270T MI 16 14 160 384
11 3 KA2KGP Tomperry 1494 NY 21 12 90 342
12 3 K9ZMD/6 Gary 891T CA 17 13 115 336
13 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 20 12 90 330
14 3 N6DIT Dennis 3283 CA 17 14 80 318
15 3 K9FO Will 5811 IL 18 11 90 288
16 3 KX9DX Rick 5611 IL 18 12 70 286
17 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 15 12 75 255
18 3 AC7T Doug 5368C WA 15 9 100 235
18 3 K4JPN Steve 2402 GA 15 10 85 235
20 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 12 8 120 216
21 3 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 12 10 95 215
22 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 12 9 100 208
23 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 11 9 100 199
24 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 11 10 85 195
25 3 NV9X Jim 1358 IL 10 9 85 175
25 3 WA9VEE Wayne 4844 WI 13 10 45 175
27 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 11 8 85 173
28 3 KJ4IC Bob 5715 NC 11 9 65 164
29 3 K6JF Jim 4261T CA 9 8 80 152
30 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 10 8 70 150
31 3 W1EJ Ed 1593T CA 7 7 80 129
32 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 5 3 90 105
33 3 N8CEI Jeff 4757C OH 8 7 35 91
33 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 6 6 55 91
35 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173 OK 6 4 65 89
36 3 VE3HNE Walt 4893C ON 5 5 60 85
37 3 KA5TJS Allen 5172 TX 5 5 55 80
38 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 7 7 30 79
39 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 4 4 60 76
40 3 VE3CWU Bob 5133C ON 6 5 45 75
41 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 7 6 30 72
42 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 6 5 30 60
42 3 WB5JWI Les 5013 TX 6 5 30 60
42 3 WB9TFH Gil 4211 WI 5 5 35 60
45 3 KC9ECI Tom 1 WI 6 5 25 55
46 3 KK9U Mark 3818C IN 4 4 30 46
47 3 VE5DP Don 5762 SK 5 4 25 45
47 3 W1PID Jim 676 NH 6 5 15 45
49 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 4 3 30 42
50 3 KD6HTN Kate 5405 CA 2 2 35 39
51 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 1 1 35 36
52 3 NAZN Scotty 5880 NE 2 2 25 29
53 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 4 4 10 26
54 3 NJL Jim 2079T IA 2 2 10 14
55 3 N1AAU Al 5674 MA 1 1 10 11
56 3 WBQQT Steve 183C NE 0 15? 60? 0?
57 3 WSZV Eldon 4999C 0 0 0 0
1 4 NEK Ed 3366T ND 14 12 120 288
2 4 KL8DX Phil 3800T AK 7 7 70 119

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 2 AL 2 AR 0 AZ 1 CA 7 CO 0 CT 0 DE 0 FL 1 GA 1
HI 0 IA 1 ID 0 IL 6 IN 1 KS 0 KY 0 LA 1 MA 4 MD 0
ME 1 MI 1 MN 2 MO 1 MS 0 MT 1 NC 3 ND 1 NE 3 NH 2
NJ 2 NM 0 NV 1 NY 4 OH 1 OK 2 OR 1 PA 1 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 3 TN 0 UT 0 VA 0 VT 0 WA 1 WI 3 WV 0 WY 0

State with most participants: CA 7
Total USA participants: 61
Total non-USA participants: 5

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 11 AL 10 AR 0 AZ 22 CA 55 CO 0 CT 0 DE 0 FL 4 GA 15
HI 0 IA 2 ID 0 IL 88 IN 4 KS 0 KY 0 LA 15 MA 58 MD 0
ME 10 MI 16 MN 13 MO 12 MS 0 MT 5 NC 63 ND 14 NE 39 NH 21
NJ 26 NM 0 NV 34 NY 48 OH 8 OK 10 OR 37 PA 15 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 23 TN 0 UT 0 VA 0 VT 0 WA 15 WI 24 WV 0 WY 0

State with most QSOs: IL 88
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 717
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 37

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, USA

Soapbox


N1LU Operated by: Don, 2252T from NH

Horrible conditions, especially for QRP. 20m was dead, 40 almost as bad, and 80 was noisy but at least there
were people to work. Was an effort to stay up past my bedtime for this one.



KJ4IC Operated by: Bob, 5715 from NC

My first Sprint here. It took me awhile to figure out the logger and procedures, but had a great time. CU all
next month. 73 - Bob KJ4IC



WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Fun sprint. Bands a little noisy. No action on 20 M. 40M open to the mid west with big signals.

Alan



KC2EGL Operated by: Michael, 553T from PA

As usual I had a blast. Thanks to all who worked me. 40M was rather dead here in my neck of WPA. 80M was
rather busy. CU on the radio during the Halloween TRT party. Rig- Elecraft K-2 QRP/CW, Key- SKCC Club Key #61.
73
Michael
KC2EGL
553T



KLUW Operated by: Russ, 1702T from NE

Tough band conditions tonite. Could hardly hear most of the stations but still a challenge and a lot of fun.



KL8DX Operated by: Phil, 3800T from AK

I was home from work in time to work the last 45 minutes or so of the sprint. It was great to catch K9SKC, left
coast easy for me. Bert, W5ZR had a smoke'n good signal into Alaska tonight, wow! Bert was my farthest contact and the
first I have worked him on 40 meters. Now that winter has arrived (been snowing for the last 24 hours) my shack time will
begin to increase.



K6JF Operated by: Jim, 4261T from CA

20m was pretty quiet, only a few contacts. Found several strong western sigs on 40m and picked up a few more Qs.
However, right at 0110Z (a couple minutes shy of local sunset) the signal levels dropped dramatically as the band went
long. Sorry Kate (KD6HTN), you disappeared just as you were giving my RST. You were 579 when I called you. I would have
liked a few more Qs being this is my last SKS for awhile with the time shift coming up. I'll be back in March when
daylight savings returns!



K4JPN Operated by: Steve, 2402 from GA

Conditions were poor here on 40M, but 80M was hopping. 73, Steve K4JPN



W1EJ Operated by: Ed, 1593T from CA

Had to sandwich in dinner and two glasses of wine but it was nice to be on the air.



N5LUL Operated by: Brad, 3779C from TX

Started on 20M and 1st contact was K9SKC! Thanks, Rock! Made a few more contacts. The band slammed shut at
00:20. Switched to 40M and 1st contact was K9SKC! Thanks again! Band conditions were really wierd... I hope the East
Coast didn't slide off into the Atlantic tonight... didn't hear a peep from anyone east of Illinois. West coast was
coming thru fine.
Rigs tonight were:
20M- Yaesu FT920, Winslow key, and Mosley TH-33jr @ 40'
40M- Yaesu FT857D, Vibroplex "Know-Code" key, and dipole @ 35'
Will be back for more next time!




K9SKC Operated by: Rock, 665T from OR

It was indeed and honor and pleasure to be K9SKC for this month's SKS -- I never had as much fun in a SKCC
Sprint! The photo shows the key I used for the event. Both it and I were MUCH younger then!
20M seemed to die here about 10 minutes before 0000Z, but started there anyway and hung on thru most of the first half
hour. After 2 CQ's with no response, I jumped down to 40M where the pace picked up again. With 20 minutes to go, I ran
to 80M for a few Q's, but was very quiet so climbed back to 40M again. No activity on 7.114 so back to 7.050 for one
more before the bell.
I really tried to spread the bonus points around as much as possible and, to my surprise, was able to work SKS'ers from
coast to coast and from Canada to AZ and FL.
As always, it was fun to work old friends and to meet new ones. N5LUL, K0KEX, K0ZMD/6 and KK7YJ scarfed 50 points each
from me by catching me on 2 bands. Sorry for a few that I think called me, but I just couldn't copy.
What a blast! Thanks again for the opportunity to play K9SKC.....
Cheers, Rock K9SKC/NE7D

October 2009 SKS key (and me) .... in 1961



K9ZMD/6 Operated by: Gary, 891T from CA

This was a fun sprint, and it was great to work a few stations whose numbers I didn't already have memorized.
73 'til next time.

Gary, K9ZMD/6
Palmdale



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609-T from NV

I finally got my OCF dipole up and tuned for 80M and 40M for the sprint. After working a dozen stations on 20M
early in the contest, I discovered I was inadvertently switched to the dipole rather than the beam. No wonder Jerry,
VE5DC, was so strong with beam pointed east.

By then, the band had folded and I moved to 40M for most of the rest of the Sprint. Two contacts in CA were eked out on
80M just before the end. I don't know where K9SKC was, nor did I hear anyone east of Ohio, for that matter, on any band.
Were conditions that poor or does my OCF dipole act as a dummy load?

At least WL7WH and KL8DX were heard and worked for some DX.

Lafayette Radio semi-automatic key used at K1NV in NV.



KU4GW Operated by: Cliff, 652 from NC

First SKS I've worked in quite a while. Also, most QSOs I've made in any SKS so far. Never did hear K9SKC but
finally managed a QSO with Curt WA2JSG. Curt and I have been friends on MySpace.com for several years now, but have never
had any success having a ham radio QSO with Curt until tonight. We finally did it!
I can hardly wait for TRT on Halloween. What a great idea! Between this month's SKS and working 60 countries in 8 hours
of the CQWW DX SSB Contest this past weekend I've been having a blast on the radio! CQWW DX CW Contest is coming up
November 22-23. Hope I do as well on it as in the phone contest! Oh did I say I love my Begali Camelback? Hope to
purchase a Begali Blade some day, but waiting on a few comparison reviews between the Camelback and the Blade before I
decide if I want one or not. That's about it from the "Tarheel State" so very 73 to one and all. God bless De KU4GW Cliff
SKCC#652.

Begali Camelback used tonight.



KD6HTN Operated by: Kate, 5405 from CA

I only had the first hour available this time, but I was lucky to run across Rock on 14.05 MHz right away. When
I went to 40 m, however, my luck ran out. Almost had one QSO, but it was cut short by severe QRM. Wish I'd had the
whole two hours.



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

Great Sprint. Changing conditions tonight. I started on 20m looking for Rock and never heard the first SKCC'er.
Moved to 40 and tried for 15 minutes with only one contact. Go out side, made sure the antenna wasn't on the
ground...then gave 80 a whirl....Boom!!! That's where everybody is! Eureka. Had a nice run going for a while and even had
two backed up. I ran the Argosy tonight at 50w into my doublet and used my Begali Spark, 1954 Blue Racer and the NT9K #8
Cootie. Strongest signal was Gary N2UM and Bert W5ZR, both at 40 over. I think I was off the back of Bert's beams cause
my rig didn't shake when he answered. heh heh Worked only one non member, W7OM. He was doing a great job and I hope to
see him on the roster soon. And finally, my apologies to N6??. I tried and tried but QRM was just too bad. I thought it
was Gordon but couldn't tell. Then someone started calling CQ right on top. Maybe next time.

73 en BCNU,
Randy _ KB4QQJ


CQ TRT CQ TRT hee hee hee



WA9VEE Operated by: Wayne, 4844 from WI

Rough condx here, missed 3 or 4 folks.. sorry about that. NC kept popping up, probably only good path tonight.
80 was best for me.



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173 from OK

I really enjoyed this month's sprint. Though my total QSOs were not high, I was able to work the SKCC Club Call
sign early in the sprint and later worked Canada QRP. I picked up four new numbers for my Centurian award as well.
Thanks. Terry KE5YUM



KQ1P Operated by: John, 5068 from ME

An exciting evening for me. Somehow my hive of bees got knocked over and I had to set them right before the
sprint. It was dark and cold, plus the bees were very mad. Even with full gear on I got stung many times. All I could
think about, besides ouch, was whether I could still send some code with a swollen wrist. Conditions were actually pretty
good, considering how poor they have been. Worked a few new stations and many regulars. Thanks everyone again for a nice
sprint. 73.



WB5JWI Operated by: Les, 5013 from TX

I almost missed it. I keep forgetting that oh dark hundred Zulu on Wednesday is Tuesday evening in Texas!
Fortunately I walked through the shack around oh dark thirty Zulu and heard the CQ SKS calls!

I worked one non-SKCC member who didn't know about us. A nice 30 minute QSO. I explained the SKCC and he's interested. A
new member is a successful SKS! I also picked up 2 new numbers so now only 6 more for my C. A good night. Thanks to all.



KA2KGP Operated by: Tomperry, 1494 from NY

80 meters was the band to work for this sprint! Good conditions & good signals here in WNY. 40m. was a dud,
with few sigs heard here. Rig: IC-7000 at 5w. into 5 band dipole up 25 feet. Thanks to all who participated in the
sprint. 73



K1PUB Operated by: Chas, 4101T from MA

One QSO on 20 M with WA1VIL, 20 miles away. Moved to 40, then 80. Propagation not real good on any band, and
high QRN. Nice to work KC9ECI, Tom, SKCC #1; thanks for gettinmg SKCC started.

Rig: Ten-Tec Omni 7 to 200 foot laddder-line-fed doublet.





K9FO Operated by: Will, 5811 from IL

80 meters only. Conditions were good but 30 minutes late getting started. TenTec Orion and long wire antenna.
Key is a McElroy Streamkey purchased in 1940
by Howie, W9NHM, now a SK. It is smooth. 73, Will



AC7T Operated by: Doug, 5368C from WA

Conditions seemed mediocre here. Still I had fun. Thanks all.



WB9TFH Operated by: Gil, 4211 from WI

Got on late, the last 1/2 hr. Only worked 5 Q's,of which I worked 1 C, 3 T's.
Only worked 80M. I just put the 80M resonator coil on the Hustler gnd mounted vertical, now 5BTV. Tuned it for the cw
portion, great swr, 1:3, nice to operate 80M. Plus the ant has 500 feet of ground radials, (20)at 25ft ea.
Yaesu FT-1000, 75 watts, Speed-X key from novice days.
Looking forward to TRT. BOO-YA!
SKCC 4211, Gil



VE3FUJ Operated by: Brion, 4936 from ON

This sprint I decided to work QRP/P don't ask me why. I had but one QSO but that was with VE5DC in SK. I have
come to enjoy these 2 hr. sprints. Brion VE3FUJ



WA1VIL Operated by: Greg, 443T from MA

Certainly not a Steely Dan FM "No static at all" night! Night is coming too fast here in the east for 20 meters
and 40 and 80 were just plain noisy! But fun as always! Thanks to all who pulled my signal out and I look forward to
next month's sprints. 73!



K4NVJ Operated by: Joe, 393 from Calera, Al

FUN!!!



KA5TJS Operated by: Allen, 5172 from TX

Great sprint, the bands were not bad. Got to work Rock on 40 mtrs and Len. Thanks fellows and we will be back.
Only 19 to go for the C.

73's Allen



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

The time flew by for me, worked Rock, K9SKC/NE7d on 20/40,
Thanks Rock for the Q's and new number & special SKCC station.
Jon, K1NV, had a great signal on 20/40 along with stations on 80 M.
I always hear Russ, K0LUW on 40 M but can only work Russ on 80 m.
I enjoy all the comments and thanks to everyone for the contacts.
Hope to CU many of you this weekend.....Rick



NAZN Operated by: Scotty, 5880 from NE

I'm a new ham and the SKCC members have been a great help...

Thanks to all

73 Scotty/N0AZN



NT9K Operated by: Bill, 1926T from FL

I only lasted the first hour, but managed Rock as my first contact. Bands not so great, but still a lot of fun.
I only had contacts on 20 and 40 meters. I ran QRO 100 watts and only used 1 key for the event. Antenna full wave loop on
40 meters.
Until next time, 73. Bill NT9K..


I used this GHD sideswiper



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

I thought I had the wrong night as no SKCCers were heard on any band for the first half hour. Then everybody
showed up on 80m. All my contacts were on 80. Worked some unfamiliar calls, some new members and a couple of new old nrs.
My QSOs: K4LDI, K9FO, K9AAA, K9DTH, N9GGE, N9RLO, KQ1P, WA1AR, KU4GW, AE4DT, K1PUB, KA1XC, N1LU, WA1VIL, NV9X, K0KEX,
N4SAM, K0LUW, WB9TFH, K4JPN. So my DX for this sprint is Russ K0LUW all the way from NE. MA, IL and GA well represented
with 4/4/3 QSOs each. Thanks to all! My rig: Elecraft K3 running 12 watts; 100' wire up 30'; Junker straight key.



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999C from Mo,

Tried. too crowded and fast at beginning and then bad weather. Next time.



K2RFP Operated by: Dick, 2099T from NY

Poor condx here. Some action on 80, some later on 40, nothing on 20/15.
73, Dick.



N1AAU Operated by: Al, 5674 from MA

My first ever SKCC Sprint!! My apologies to KX9DX, Richard,for not being able to dig out his exchange from the
QRM AND QSB. My great thanks to K0LUW, Russ, for giving me my first SKCC QSO despite my shaky fist. After that, someone
pulled the switch on 40 meters and the band went silent here. While this was my first sprint, it certainly won't be the
last!!



K5ENA Operated by: John, 3045T from OK

Band conditions were terrible. Hope they are better the next time.

73, John, K5ENA


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.405
Updated: March 28, 2010 0509 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB