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Sprint Date: November 25, 2009



Special SKCC member: Bob - VE3AKV


Club call: VE3AKV
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 72
         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 VE3AKV Bob 5204T ON 19 12 150 378
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 47 24 250 1378
2 3 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 38 22 255 1091
3 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 39 17 180 843
4 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 31 18 180 738
5 4 NTA John 2826 CO 32 17 160 704
6 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 28 17 200 676
7 3 W5AG Arch 3965T LA 29 17 165 658
8 3 W9DLN Dan 3635T WI 23 18 150 564
9 3 W5PEH Pete 2398T TX 23 17 145 536
10 3 NSSS Adam 577C TX 28 14 115 507
11 3 AD5WI Mark 866T AR 22 17 130 504
12 3 KX9DX Rick 5166 IL 23 15 130 475
13 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 16 14 130 354
14 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 17 12 145 349
15 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 18 13 110 344
16 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 15 13 145 340
17 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 16 12 145 337
18 3 W1LIC Wes 1142 ME 15 13 140 335
19 3 K1NV Jon 2609-T NV 18 11 135 333
20 3 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 17 12 120 324
21 3 AA4N Mike 4371C TN 18 13 80 314
22 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 16 13 105 313
23 2 K9FO Will 1150 IL 24 12 0 288
23 3 AC7T Doug 5368C WA 18 11 90 288
25 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 15 10 120 270
26 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 12 10 115 235
27 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494 NY 16 10 70 230
27 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 10 8 150 230
29 3 N8QY John 1628 OH 14 10 85 225
30 3 W8BI Charlie NONE OH 9 9 115 196
31 3 W2RC Dick&jerry 5073 NY 11 8 105 193
32 2 KDR David 5808 KS 10 9 75 165
33 2 K4UPG Kelly 5415 TN 11 8 75 163
34 3 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 9 8 70 142
35 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 10 8 55 135
36 3 N8XE Jason 3806T OH 9 5 80 125
37 3 KA5TJS Allen 5172 TX 8 8 60 124
38 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 11 5 65 120
39 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 7 7 70 119
39 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 7 7 70 119
41 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 6 6 60 96
42 3 WB8ENE Art 3773 OH 7 6 50 92
42 3 WSZV Eldon 4999C MO 7 6 50 92
44 3 W3RT Red 3237T PA 4 4 65 81
45 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 6 4 55 79
46 2 N4FI Dan 324T VA 6 6 40 76
47 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 4 4 55 71
47 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173 OK 6 6 35 71
47 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 6 6 35 71
50 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 6 5 40 70
50 3 KD8JHJ Mike 4877 OH 5 5 45 70
50 4 IQM Bob 4954C Italy 6 5 40 70
53 3 KCVNK Scott 3522C MN 7 7 20 69
54 3 KE7NVA Eric 5994 OR 5 5 40 65
55 3 WB5JWI Les 5013C TX 6 6 25 61
56 3 VE3CWU Bob 5133T ON 4 4 40 56
57 3 K7JBQ Bill 456 CA 6 4 25 49
58 2 KE5PWL Eric 4229T LA 3 3 30 39
59 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 3 3 25 34
59 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 3 3 25 34
61 3 KD6HTN Kate 5405 CA 3 2 20 26
62 2 KX3H Tim 2300T PA 2 2 20 24
63 3 W4HDM Damon 3729T GA 4 3 10 22
64 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209 TX 2 2 15 19
64 3 N3MVX Jim 3273T PA 2 2 15 19
64 3 WI3M Erik 5856 VA 2 2 15 19
67 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 2 2 10 14
67 3 WB3DSJ Gary 562 PA 2 2 10 14
69 3 WA7SRZ Jim 5781 WA 1 1 10 11
70 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 1 1 5 6
71 3 KA2FIR Mike 3377 NJ 3 0? 25 0?

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
1 *3 VE3AKV Bob 5204T ON 19 12 150 378
1 2 K9FO Will 1150 IL 24 12 0 288
2 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 12 10 115 235
3 2 KDR David 5808 KS 10 9 75 165
4 2 K4UPG Kelly 5415 TN 11 8 75 163
5 2 N4FI Dan 324T VA 6 6 40 76
6 2 KE5PWL Eric 4229T LA 3 3 30 39
7 2 KX3H Tim 2300T PA 2 2 20 24
8 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 2 2 10 14
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 47 24 250 1378
2 3 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 38 22 255 1091
3 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 39 17 180 843
4 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 31 18 180 738
5 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 28 17 200 676
6 3 W5AG Arch 3965T LA 29 17 165 658
7 3 W9DLN Dan 3635T WI 23 18 150 564
8 3 W5PEH Pete 2398T TX 23 17 145 536
9 3 NSSS Adam 577C TX 28 14 115 507
10 3 AD5WI Mark 866T AR 22 17 130 504
11 3 KX9DX Rick 5166 IL 23 15 130 475
12 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 16 14 130 354
13 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 17 12 145 349
14 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 18 13 110 344
15 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 15 13 145 340
16 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 16 12 145 337
17 3 W1LIC Wes 1142 ME 15 13 140 335
18 3 K1NV Jon 2609-T NV 18 11 135 333
19 3 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 17 12 120 324
20 3 AA4N Mike 4371C TN 18 13 80 314
21 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 16 13 105 313
22 3 AC7T Doug 5368C WA 18 11 90 288
23 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 15 10 120 270
24 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494 NY 16 10 70 230
24 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 10 8 150 230
26 3 N8QY John 1628 OH 14 10 85 225
27 3 W8BI Charlie NONE OH 9 9 115 196
28 3 W2RC Dick&jerry 5073 NY 11 8 105 193
29 3 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 9 8 70 142
30 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 10 8 55 135
31 3 N8XE Jason 3806T OH 9 5 80 125
32 3 KA5TJS Allen 5172 TX 8 8 60 124
33 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 11 5 65 120
34 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 7 7 70 119
34 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 7 7 70 119
36 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 6 6 60 96
37 3 WB8ENE Art 3773 OH 7 6 50 92
37 3 WSZV Eldon 4999C MO 7 6 50 92
39 3 W3RT Red 3237T PA 4 4 65 81
40 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 6 4 55 79
41 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 4 4 55 71
41 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173 OK 6 6 35 71
41 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 6 6 35 71
44 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 6 5 40 70
44 3 KD8JHJ Mike 4877 OH 5 5 45 70
46 3 KCVNK Scott 3522C MN 7 7 20 69
47 3 KE7NVA Eric 5994 OR 5 5 40 65
48 3 WB5JWI Les 5013C TX 6 6 25 61
49 3 VE3CWU Bob 5133T ON 4 4 40 56
50 3 K7JBQ Bill 456 CA 6 4 25 49
51 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 3 3 25 34
51 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 3 3 25 34
53 3 KD6HTN Kate 5405 CA 3 2 20 26
54 3 W4HDM Damon 3729T GA 4 3 10 22
55 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209 TX 2 2 15 19
55 3 N3MVX Jim 3273T PA 2 2 15 19
55 3 WI3M Erik 5856 VA 2 2 15 19
58 3 WB3DSJ Gary 562 PA 2 2 10 14
59 3 WA7SRZ Jim 5781 WA 1 1 10 11
60 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 1 1 5 6
61 3 KA2FIR Mike 3377 NJ 3 0? 25 0?
1 4 NTA John 2826 CO 32 17 160 704
2 4 IQM Bob 4954C Italy 6 5 40 70

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 1 AL 2 AR 1 AZ 1 CA 3 CO 1 CT 0 DE 0 FL 1 GA 1
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 5 IN 1 KS 1 KY 0 LA 2 MA 3 MD 0
ME 2 MI 0 MN 1 MO 2 MS 0 MT 1 NC 1 ND 0 NE 1 NH 1
NJ 2 NM 0 NV 1 NY 5 OH 5 OK 2 OR 1 PA 4 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 6 TN 2 UT 0 VA 2 VT 0 WA 4 WI 2 WV 0 WY 0

State with most participants: TX 6
Total USA participants: 68
Total non-USA participants: 4

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 11 AL 7 AR 22 AZ 39 CA 16 CO 32 CT 0 DE 0 FL 3 GA 4
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 85 IN 10 KS 10 KY 0 LA 32 MA 60 MD 0
ME 17 MI 0 MN 7 MO 25 MS 0 MT 10 NC 38 ND 0 NE 47 NH 12
NJ 20 NM 0 NV 18 NY 46 OH 44 OK 21 OR 5 PA 10 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 73 TN 29 UT 0 VA 8 VT 0 WA 57 WI 39 WV 0 WY 0

State with most QSOs: IL 85
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 857
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 32

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, Italy, USA

Soapbox


AA4N Operated by: Mike, 4371C from TN

Good fun! Tried 20M first, but it was pretty slow. 40M was real busy though.
Too much QRM around 7.050 I had better luck on 7.115




VE3AKV Operated by: Bob, 5204T from ON

Hello to all...

I had a great time as the "bonus station" of the SKS.

It was certainly an honor to be asked and I think you all for the enjoyment of the evening.

Warmest regards 73/72

Bob
5204T

Soapbox can be read on the SKCC Yahoo Group Message Page



W5AG Operated by: Arch, 3965T from LA

I very much enjoyed the Sprint (after a lay-off since last March). QSO's were 47n the 20 meter band, 47n the 40 meter band, and one last QSO on 80 meters. I have improved my antennas with a tribander at 50 feet last summer and a trapped 40/80 m dipole at 40 feet this month. Thanks to all participants and the volunteers who handle the planning and results.



N5LUL Operated by: Brad, 3779C from TX

Brain failed tonight. SKCC sked on the calendar, yet... checked into a local net at 00:00... that finished at 00:45... then wondered off to the kitchen to eat... forgetting something... hmmm. OH! The Sprint! got in on the last 30 minutes. Will be back next month!

Rig tonight was a Yaesu FT920 and Vibroplex Know-Code key. Getting the DX-60B and HR-10B ready to fire up for December.



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609-T from NV

I could only spend the final 50 minutes this month due to other commitments. It still was a productive session with WL7WH, VE5CUL, and a smattering of midwestern stalwarts like K9DTH and K0IVK.

Best eastern DX was K4NVJ, Joe, in Alabama. The State of Washington provided (5) QSO's with AC7T, NG7Z, N7OMS, K6FFY, and N7EF making the list.

The east coast was conspicuously absent from this end. Nothing was heard on 15M or 20M, but 40M was busy enough, so I never made it to 80M.

Lafayette Radio key - $9.95 in the 1960's



N8QY Operated by: John, 1628 from OH

Had a great time. Got started 1hr late but 40 meters was good all night.

JOHN



NSSS Operated by: Adam, 577C from TX

I had alot of fun in the sprint. I used a touch keyer in manual mode as a straight key and tapped alot of CQs. 40 meters pulled in the most QSO's for me. K0KEX worked me on 3 bands. It was a pleasure to work all you fine ops. 73



KD6HTN Operated by: Kate, 5405 from CA

This was a tough one, since 20 m died about 15 min into the Sprint. I'll need a lot more practice to be able to work in the crowded environment on 40, especially since my signal does not seem to be strong there. The good news is that I now seem to be copying reliably enough that I was able to "tail" onto another QSO & get one 40 m contact. My key still behaves very badly when I get tense, however!



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

That was great! I tried 20 meters but nothing there for the SKS. I moved to 40 and there were plenty, all in the same place hi hi. I played there a while and then moved to 80m. Had a good run going there also. The condx were very good here. I didn't get to play the whole time, but enough to make a plenty of SKS noise. It was strange to hear everybody at s9 it seemed. Strongest signal will have to be shared this time. Ted K8AQM, Bert W5ZR and Jason N8XE, were all running 60 over. That is as far as my little 703 will go. Huge signals. Worked a couple non members that were in the sprint, that's always a good thing and I try to say a hello and welcome when I run across them. maybe I'll see them on the next new member list. Thanks to all and 73. BCNU in the next DX-Travaganza and WES.
Randy_KB4QQJ



W8BI Operated by: Charlie, NONE from OH

First SKCC evemt -- worked it at the club station under the Dayton ARA call. S8+ noise levels and a sideswiper...who says this hobby isn't fun? -- Charlie KA8OQF



K5ENA Operated by: John, 3045T from OK

20, 40, and 80 were all good. Always enjoy our sprints and contacting old friends as well as new ones.

73,
K5ENA



KKI Operated by: Jack, 2370T from WI

Nice event...about even on 40 and 80 for me. Used the Begali Camelback for this event. Thanks for being out there, especially for I0QM, Bob. Bob was my first DX SKCC member ever worked. Nice sig in the old novice portion of 40 meters.
73s all. KK0I - Jack - Appleton WI



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173 from OK

Though the sprint started slowly for me on 80 meters, I picked up the pace at bit on 40 and made 6 QSOs which are six new SKCC numbers toward my Centurion award. I always look forward to the monthly sprint. 73s Terry



NTA Operated by: John, 2826 from CO

Started late but still had a bunch of fun. All Q's on 40m. Tried 80m, but no joy. K3 + 600w homebrew amp, 1/4 wave vertical.



WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Not one signal heard on 20M. 40 and 80 busy but lots of QRN. Found VE3AKV on 80 with a big 5NN signal. Had a mini pilup a few times and actually was able to copy AF2Z and K2RFP calling at the same time. Now if I can learn to type and work the bug at the same time I could do better. Thoes little gaps between words you hear is when I am pecking the keyboard with my left hand.


Alan



AD5WI Operated by: Mark, 866T from AR

I could only play the the first hour, a shame too had a really good run going. If I could play the entire 2 hours would have been me best SKS yet. Oh well, always next month. I was parked on 40m and kept calling CQ, many responses and great fists. Hope everyone had fun and see you in the next sprint.

73, Mark AD5WI #866T



W4HDM Operated by: Damon, 3729T from GA

I had full intentions of racking up a lot of QSOs this go around, but was side tracked by rag chew contacts .... just as enjoyable!

Started out calling on 20m for the first half hour with only one return (WB5NPW). Moved to 40m and bagged W5AG. Spent the last chatting with a non member (W2BY)on his Drake.

Finished it off catching Bill, W4HEX/M, between Mobile and his QTH in Fairhope, AL.

Rig - TS2000 running 100w into a home brew multi-band dipole at abt 25 feet.



KQ1P Operated by: John, 5068 from ME

Busy day, got into the shack late and was able to catch the last 20 minutes!



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999C from MO

Had a good time and made a few contacts. Compitition kind of ended for me about 0130 when I ran into Kieth (WI0S) on 160 m and we chewed on the rag for about 45 min. Looks like my new loop antenna is working. See you all on WES Eldon w0szv



KE5PWL Operated by: Eric, 4229T from LA

Very Poor conditions on 40m, For 2 watts. It sounded like the higher power stations were fine. What A night to decide QRP. Always Fun Though. Anytime i get to play with my old straight keys and bugs, i am having fun.



NG7Z Operated by: Paul, 802T from WA

I haven't been able to do a weekday sprint for a couple of months so it was great to be back on. Spent just under an hour "sprinting". I knew I'd be in the chair for a solid hour and a half as the "fox" in the QRP fox hunt starting at 0200Z so didn't spend a lot of time in the sprint. Nice to hear some new C's and T's and a few new numbers popping up. Happy T-giving to everyone. Paul NG7Z



KD8JHJ Operated by: Mike, 4877 from OH

Happy to make a few contacts. 3 of 5 qsos on 80 meters. Been enjoying 80 mtrs this fall. Keyed with Nye Speed-X and Vibroplex bug. TU 73



N2JNZ Operated by: George, 2836T from NY

Ran 100 watts for the first time in a long !! 20 meters empty and 40 good but S-8 noise here. Had better luck on 80 meters. Also have a bad head cold hereso called it a nite early. Thanks all !!!!

New station !!!



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

Started slow but finished busy; could have used an additional hour. All contacts were on 80m except for a couple of non-members on 160m; wish there were more SKCCers on 160. 80m was in transition and I logged several non-symmetric RST's. Was surprised how big signals (Ted K8AQM and Alan WA1AR) quickly dropped. Bob VE3AKV, the "special", called me... thanks! Also worked: N1LU, N2JNZ, K2PAY, W4UCZ, K0HA, N4MIO, N8BB, KB4QQJ, N8XE, KQ1P, W9CC, K9PL, W8BI. Rig here is Elecraft K3 at 12-watts, 100 ft wire antenna up 30 ft; Junker straight key.



IQM Operated by: Bob, 4954C from Italy

Worked in the crowded environment of the higher 40m only, DX portion unavailable for the QRM level. A lot of stations heard below the terrible LSB noise, Dan W9DLN quick merging loud as W2RC, then able to pick by Greg WA1VIL, Jack KK0I and Alan WA1AR so enjoyed for the QSO with P.T&E.W. 1939 Straight Key. Big signals from east coast around 00:30 zulu, try to call inner state with solid signals but without success; while nothing from the west coast for my modest setup. W2RC operated by Dick K2RFP was a surprise, as Pete W5PEH at 10 minutes late contest with his nice sound and I was so lucky that QSB covered almost my bug side errors or I hope so - hi hi. Many thanks All for the try, much to learn and hope to meet all of you again and again. 73 Bob



N1LU Operated by: Don, 2252T from NH

Cndx were tough here for qrp. Nothing on 20m and an S9 noise level on 80m. Thanks to all who had the patience to pull me out of the qrn. FT817 @ 5 Watts to a Cobra Ultralite @ 40'.
73 and Happy Thanksgiving.



K6FFY Operated by: Nick, 1221T from WA

7 contacts, 7 different states, and all 7 were Tribunes.
Where are all the new members?



W9CC Operated by: Larry, 469T from IN

I only got in an hour but it was fun as usual. The band seemed kinda noisy.



KC4FLT Operated by: Carl, 3625 from AL

Murphy and his law was in effect!!! Bad coax, and no tunner, = 1 qso.

Ouch Enjoyed what I was able to operate and looking forward to New Year ops!!



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

Interesting conditions in the mid-west, 20M was good at the start but in
30 minutes was quiet. Went to 40M and there everyone was pounding away including
Russ K0LUW, Normally I could not work Russ on 40M but he was banging in here.
Still looking for Bob VE3AKV I spun down to 80M and found some good signals BUT
no Bob....did manage to work Alan N0SSS on three bands...that was nice...
Thanks to all for the great Qso's everyone have a great Thanksgiving..!!!
73 Rick



WA1VIL Operated by: Greg, 443T from MA

My head is still buzzing from the band noise on 80...had the usual one 20 meter "DX" contact with K1PUB (20 meters+20miles=DX?)...then found I0QM on 40 meters...all downhill from there. Sorry to anyone who answered my CQ on 80 and I lost copy on in the QRN. Still, always fun and look forward to the next one!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!



K4UPG Operated by: Kelly, 5415 from TN

My first SKS event. Went QRP portable in TN while visiting my in-laws for Thanksgiving. Had a good time despite the rain forcing me to move to the porch and bend my W3EDP wire antenna and place the open ladder feedline on the deck railing. Still loaded well and I got a good bit of cw practice listening to all the stations and trying to find one that could hear me!

I'll be back when timing allows! Thanks to everyone that dug my signal out of the crowd!



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494 from NY

I had to QRO power up to 50w. from my usual 5w. QRP because bands were real weak. 20m. was nil, 40 & 80 were weak & QSB here in WNY. Hope for better conditions next sprint. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

KA2KGP - Tom SKCC #1494



K2PAY Operated by: Jerry, 4304T from NY

Nothing on 20 mtrs this evening. Ended up on 80 mtrs. Thank you VE3AKV, Bob for the unexpected bonus points, AF2Z, Drew and WA1AR, Alan for New State contacts. Looking forward to the "K4Y" event. Best Wishes for the Holidays!
73, Jerry K2PAY



W1LIC Operated by: Wes, 1142 from ME

Lousy conditions, but had fun anyhow. Glad I got my 80-meter antenna back up!



WB5JWI Operated by: Les, 5013C from TX

Missed the first 1+15 of the sprint. Sounded like everyone was having a great time. I hope I can be on the full 2 hours next month.



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773 from OH

Conditions were pretty bad here, even on 80 meters, which is usually pretty good. I love the starting time of this sprint. I can actually stay up until the end, unlike some of the other sprints. I'll be back as long as I remember to mark the dates on my calendar. 73 to all.



W2RC Operated by: Dick&jerry, 5073 from NY

Dick (K2RFP) and Jerry (K2PAY) put the club call on the air for this sprint.
Nothing doing for us on 20m. 40 and 80 worked for us.

Until next time, 73.

RCA's Radio Central Transmitter Site - Photo from late 1920s.



W9DLN Operated by: Dan, 3635T from WI

My first SKS. Won't be the last! Thanks everyone.



KDR Operated by: David, 5808 from KS

Thanks to all who were willing to help me through the exchange, esp. early in the evening. I think I did get better as the time went on. I do hate it when I discover I messed up a call sign AFTER the qso and can't find the op again. :-)

73
David



KE7NVA Operated by: Eric, 5994 from OR

This was my first SKS and my first time to work CW in a contest. Thank you to everyone for being patient! I had a great time and look forward to future sprints and to improving my CW skills. 73, KE7NVA



KA5TJS Operated by: Allen, 5172 from TX

Great Sprint. Had some QRN on 40 but got some contacts. It got cold in the garage where the rig is so did not hang in there as long as I wanted to. Rig is an ICOM 746PRO running 40 watts to a G5RV up 30ft. on a push up poll. See you all later.

73's Allen



W3RT Operated by: Red, 3237T from PA

Not able to enjoy the full 2 hours of the SKS, but was able to get 4 q's and the second contact was with Bob, VE3AKV, the Special SKCC Member. Tnx, Bob!

Used the J-38 this time, and the 940 at 50W out on the sloper.

73, Red, W3RT- SKCC 3237T



WB3DSJ Operated by: Gary, 562 from PA

first time i tried this, lots of sigs but need better "ear filters"



K1PUB Operated by: Chas, 4101T from MA

One QSO on 20M with WA1VIL, 20 miles away--otherwise 20 was dead. Moved to 40M , so little activity I went and joined my 6M ragchew net for a while. Came back and found most of the action on 80M. Had fun despite poor band conditions.



WA7SRZ Operated by: Jim, 5781 from WA

My first skcc contact, Thanks Paul.



K9FO Operated by: Will, 1150 from IL

Bands only fair. Local QRN Enjoyed the sprint.



K7JBQ Operated by: Bill, 456 from CA

20m went south here at 0030, and 40m was a graveyard.



W1EJ Operated by: Ed, 1594T from CA

Yay.



KX3H Operated by: Tim, 2300T from PA

My first sprint in several months. Rough condx here - took me 28 minutes to get first qso, then another 50 for the other! Funny, as a qrp op both of my qsos were with stations about 2000 miles away. Not a great effort on my part, but fun as always. Tnx to Ed W7GVE and Paul NG7Z for the good ears!



N8XE Operated by: Jason, 3806T from OH

Did not get to operate as much as I wanted, but still had fun!


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.405
Updated: March 28, 2010 0507 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB