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Sprint Date: May 26, 2010



Special SKCC member: Jim - NV9X


Club call: K9SKC
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 76
         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 Jim 1358T IL 32 19 170 778
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 47 29 285 1648
2 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 48 29 225 1617
3 3 K9FO Will 5811 IL 45 29 265 1570
4 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 48 26 285 1533
5 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 44 24 260 1316
6 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 39 22 230 1088
7 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 37 22 250 1064
8 3 NTA John 2826T CO 34 22 165 913
9 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 31 17 205 732
10 3 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 30 16 220 700
11 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 30 17 180 690
12 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 25 21 150 675
13 3 K4CNW Jack 2961T SC 26 20 125 645
14 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 24 19 185 641
15 3 VA5LF Sean 4507T SK 27 16 170 602
16 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 28 15 170 590
17 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 26 15 160 550
18 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 27 12 205 529
19 3 N4QLB Michael 6650C AL 20 17 155 495
20 3 K9ZMD/6 Gary 891T CA 22 16 135 487
21 2 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 19 16 180 484
22 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 22 16 115 467
23 3 W8JRA Jeff 4757C OH 20 13 170 430
24 3 KU4GW Cliff 652 NC 21 13 150 423
25 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 19 14 120 386
26 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173C OK 16 14 130 354
27 3 K4CQW Quint 4347T VA 17 13 120 341
28 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 17 12 135 339
29 3 W4TMW Tom 6184 GA 15 13 140 335
30 3 KD8JHJ Mike 4877C OH 16 11 150 326
30 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 KY 16 11 150 326
32 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 16 13 115 323
33 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 16 11 145 321
34 3 K2NPN Phil 1687T NY 19 10 130 320
35 3 WA5VQM Mark 58C TX 14 11 135 289
36 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 13 10 135 265
37 2 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 14 10 110 250
38 3 K7SDW Greg 6224T CA 13 11 95 238
39 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 12 10 110 230
40 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 15 9 90 225
41 3 N4FI Dan 324T VA 13 10 90 220
42 3 K8MEG Rich 4637 MI 12 10 85 205
43 3 KC3QU Hank 4567 AL 11 8 115 203
44 3 WB5UAA Guy 6711 TX 10 9 110 200
45 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 12 9 90 198
46 3 NUYN Dennis 5753 MO 10 10 80 180
47 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936C ON 11 7 95 172
48 2 WA2OQJ Jim 5941C NY 10 7 85 155
49 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 7 7 95 144
50 3 ACAC Alan 4452 ND 8 8 70 134
50 3 W4CUX Bill 5497C GA 7 7 85 134
52 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209C TX 7 7 70 119
53 2 KKI Jack 2370T WI 9 8 45 117
54 3 KE7YTE Tom 6447 AZ 8 8 45 109
55 3 AL7FS Jim 1517 AK 8 7 50 106
56 1 W2HWW Tony 4488 NJ 7 7 55 104
56 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 7 7 55 104
58 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 7 6 60 102
59 2 W2VV Dave 6658 MT 6 5 70 100
60 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 7 6 55 97
60 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 7 6 55 97
62 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 6 5 55 85
63 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 5 5 45 70
64 3 WF4B Doug 6398T FL 4 4 40 56
65 3 N3EIN Matt 6742 PA 5 5 30 55
66 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 4 4 30 46
67 2 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 1 1 35 36
68 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 3 3 15 24
68 3 KA1SAW Neal 2824T MA 2 2 20 24
68 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 2 2 20 24
71 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 2 2 10 14
72 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 1 1 10 11
72 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 1 1 10 11
72 3 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 1 1 10 11
75 1 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 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 Jim 1358T IL 32 19 170 778
1 1 W2HWW Tony 4488 NJ 7 7 55 104
2 1 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 0 0 0 0
1 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 28 15 170 590
2 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 26 15 160 550
3 2 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 19 16 180 484
4 2 N1LU Don 2252T NH 16 13 115 323
5 2 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 14 10 110 250
6 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936C ON 11 7 95 172
7 2 WA2OQJ Jim 5941C NY 10 7 85 155
8 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 7 7 95 144
9 2 KKI Jack 2370T WI 9 8 45 117
10 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 7 7 55 104
11 2 W2VV Dave 6658 MT 6 5 70 100
12 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 4 4 30 46
13 2 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 1 1 35 36
14 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 1 1 10 11
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 47 29 285 1648
2 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 48 29 225 1617
3 3 K9FO Will 5811 IL 45 29 265 1570
4 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 48 26 285 1533
5 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 44 24 260 1316
6 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 39 22 230 1088
7 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 37 22 250 1064
8 3 NTA John 2826T CO 34 22 165 913
9 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 31 17 205 732
10 3 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 30 16 220 700
11 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 30 17 180 690
12 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 25 21 150 675
13 3 K4CNW Jack 2961T SC 26 20 125 645
14 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 24 19 185 641
15 3 VA5LF Sean 4507T SK 27 16 170 602
16 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 27 12 205 529
17 3 N4QLB Michael 6650C AL 20 17 155 495
18 3 K9ZMD/6 Gary 891T CA 22 16 135 487
19 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 22 16 115 467
20 3 W8JRA Jeff 4757C OH 20 13 170 430
21 3 KU4GW Cliff 652 NC 21 13 150 423
22 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 19 14 120 386
23 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173C OK 16 14 130 354
24 3 K4CQW Quint 4347T VA 17 13 120 341
25 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 17 12 135 339
26 3 W4TMW Tom 6184 GA 15 13 140 335
27 3 KD8JHJ Mike 4877C OH 16 11 150 326
27 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 KY 16 11 150 326
29 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 16 11 145 321
30 3 K2NPN Phil 1687T NY 19 10 130 320
31 3 WA5VQM Mark 58C TX 14 11 135 289
32 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 13 10 135 265
33 3 K7SDW Greg 6224T CA 13 11 95 238
34 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 12 10 110 230
35 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 15 9 90 225
36 3 N4FI Dan 324T VA 13 10 90 220
37 3 K8MEG Rich 4637 MI 12 10 85 205
38 3 KC3QU Hank 4567 AL 11 8 115 203
39 3 WB5UAA Guy 6711 TX 10 9 110 200
40 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 12 9 90 198
41 3 NUYN Dennis 5753 MO 10 10 80 180
42 3 ACAC Alan 4452 ND 8 8 70 134
42 3 W4CUX Bill 5497C GA 7 7 85 134
44 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209C TX 7 7 70 119
45 3 KE7YTE Tom 6447 AZ 8 8 45 109
46 3 AL7FS Jim 1517 AK 8 7 50 106
47 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 7 6 60 102
48 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 7 6 55 97
48 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 7 6 55 97
50 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 6 5 55 85
51 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 5 5 45 70
52 3 WF4B Doug 6398T FL 4 4 40 56
53 3 N3EIN Matt 6742 PA 5 5 30 55
54 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 3 3 15 24
54 3 KA1SAW Neal 2824T MA 2 2 20 24
54 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 2 2 20 24
57 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 2 2 10 14
58 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 1 1 10 11
58 3 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 1 1 10 11

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 2 AL 4 AR 0 AZ 2 CA 2 CO 1 CT 1 DE 0 FL 3 GA 2
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 3 IN 2 KS 0 KY 1 LA 1 MA 2 MD 1
ME 1 MI 3 MN 1 MO 4 MS 0 MT 2 NC 2 ND 1 NE 1 NH 1
NJ 3 NM 0 NV 0 NY 8 OH 5 OK 1 OR 0 PA 1 RI 0 SC 1
SD 0 TX 5 TN 0 UT 0 VA 3 VT 0 WA 1 WI 1 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: NY 8
Total USA participants: 73
Total non-USA participants: 3

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 15 AL 76 AR 0 AZ 56 CA 35 CO 34 CT 16 DE 0 FL 27 GA 22
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 96 IN 32 KS 0 KY 16 LA 48 MA 9 MD 37
ME 7 MI 65 MN 2 MO 61 MS 0 MT 23 NC 21 ND 8 NE 47 NH 16
NJ 38 NM 0 NV 0 NY 122 OH 99 OK 16 OR 0 PA 5 RI 0 SC 26
SD 0 TX 36 TN 0 UT 0 VA 49 VT 0 WA 5 WI 9 WV 28 WY 0

State with most QSOs: NY 122
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1202
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 39

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, USA

Soapbox


WA5BUC Operated by: Fred, 6692 from Houston, Tx

Could only work the first half-hour. Good to hear the band open. Thanks W5ZR for the
contact. Rig: FT-817ND 2.5 watts to end-fed wire up about 30 feet.



NT9K Operated by: Bill, 1926T from FL

I miss all of you, my dear friends and hope to be back on the air more often, real soon!
Wait until next month, I'll be back! See you all again, when I am doing better..
- 73, Bill NT9K - SKCC 1926T -



K2NPN Operated by: Phil, 1687T from NY

I enjoyed the SKS event and I look forward to next month's event.

K2NPN's 1938 McElroy Bug



VA5LF Operated by: Sean, 4507T from SK

Started off awfully slow, until I realized I had my attenuator on. Oops! After that I had
a great run on 20m. Had to slip away for about 20 minutes near the end, so I never
established a run frequency on 40m but found a couple stations to pounce on to round out
the evening. Another great sprint! See you all next time!



N1LU Operated by: Don, 2252T from NH

Lots of noise on 40, but sigs were strong. Thanks for pulling my qrp. FT 817 and a Cobra
Ultralite at 40'.



W5ZR Operated by: Bert, 2931T from LA

Condx were not very good. 80M was covered with QRN. Tnx to all who worked me, and sorry
for a few I could not pull out. 73 Bert



AB8FJ Operated by: Ted, 62C from OH

Rig used was my Ten-Tec Argonaut V at 5W to the end-fed random wire. Key used was my
Bencher RJ-2.



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt, 3018T from NJ

Not feeling well this evening, so not many contacts, BUT did work a couple of my best SKCC
friends Karen W4KRN, and Cliff KU4GW, AND worked CA (from NJ) on 28.050 (10m looking up).
Looked for my other SKCC friend Drew AF2Z, but no-cud-find.
Rig of the day: Icom IC7000, 50w to vertical.




KACSW Operated by: Jim, 3741T from MN

I forgot about about the SKS tonight. So I got in just 10 minutes before it ended.
I'm sorry I missed out on most of the fun. I will have to be more aware next month.



K7SDW Operated by: Greg, 6224T from CA

Bands were sure noisy and yet some stn's were loud at times. Heard K9SKC but he did not
hr me... pile up at the end hihi 73 and cu next time.



VE3FUJ Operated by: Brion, 4936C from ON

As usual I had fun, and the band was in good shape at this QTH. I didn't hear my good
Friend in R-Kansas to bad, perhaps he didn't get on to night?? Brion VE3FUJ



KD5MMM Operated by: Phil, 4209C from TX

Some gud sigs on 20 here tonight.
73 all ..



K9DTH Operated by: Ron, 3698T from Il.

I thought I would try QRP tonight so I cranked the rig down to 5 watts and gave it a
try.You have to work a lot harder but it was sure fun. Lots of signals and I got pretty
good reports for QRP. Thanks to all who pulled me out of the QRM. 73, RON



N2JNZ Operated by: George, 2836T from NY

Had fun with only ONE ear !! Infection in my right ear and cant hear a thing !! made it a
bit tough to hear how I was sounding and hearing weaker signals. Thanks to all who make
the Sprint so much fun !!! The SKCC has the finest ops around !!!!



W9CC Operated by: Larry, 469T from IN

40 Meters was in pretty good shape except for some QRN. TNX everybody and 73, Larry



WA5VQM Operated by: Mark, 58C from TX

Kinda cool when your first contact in the sprint is K9SKC- Thanks Jim! I spent a lot of
time trying to raise someone on 6 meters and I managed to snag Dale KC7YM for my first
ever 6 meter CW contact. The band was open with numerous CW signals but other than Dale no
other SKCCers (hint hint). No luck trying to raise anyone on 15 although I heard a few
digital stations there. Alternating between the FT-450 on 6 and the Drake twins on HF,
both on at the same time, was a lot of fun. I may go multi-rig again in future sprints. As
usual a lot of fun, great to meet familiar calls as well as a few new ones. See ya' next
time. 73, Mark



W4CUX Operated by: Bill, 5497C from GA

Not as many contacts as I had hoped. Spent too much time messing with my antenna. Great
fun. Look forward to the next one.
73
Bill - W4CUX




KD8JHJ Operated by: Mike, 4877C from OH

Wow! this past year I have really built my confidence and these sprints are now fun as
ever. I used my Vibroplex original and Straight key about half and half. For a solar
flux only around 70 everybody sure was loud on 40 meters. Thanks guys for an enjoyable
two hours. SKCC what a great bunch.



KU4GW Operated by: Cliff, 652 from NC

I had a blast in the SKS tonight. Snagged 21 QSOs and that was without very much effort at
all! Looked all over for K9SKC AKA NV9X Jim, but never did find him. Darn it! 25 bonus
points sure would have made my day! I can tell SKCC is growing because I used to have to
tune around a lot more to find a QSO, but tonight I found them easily every 500 Hz. Can
hardly wait for the Mystery Sprint. I gotta get my wrist in shape, been spoiling myself
with the K8RA P2 paddles! Very 73 de Cliff KU4GW SKCC#652

KU4GW SKCC#652



W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

stayed on 20 the entire time



ACAC Operated by: Alan, 4452 from ND

It was great to be back in an SKS after 16 months. Only 8 QSOs, but "contesting" has never
been my strong point. The amazing courtesy of all whom I worked was great! Before the next
Sprint, whether we've worked before or not, I hope to meet you on the air sometime,
somewhere. New to ND, I have to do WAS and DXCC all over; I need your help, probably more
than you need a QSO with ND. Thanks to all. 73, Alan AC0AC



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

Decided to give QRP a try this evening so I cranked the Omni 6+ down to 4 watts and spent
the 2 hours on 40 meters. I got some good reports but found it definitely harder to make
contacts at lower power levels. I tried in vain to work Bill N0UMP in MO but never could
get through. I did make it to LA - thanks Bert W5ZR!



WABGV Operated by: Slim, 5465T from MO

We had a pretty good thunderstorm going on here in Western Missouri. The storm passed on
about the time the SKS started but it left lots of noise on the lower bands. I spent all
my time on 20 Meters and was pleased.



K4CQW Operated by: Quint, 4347T from VA

Could only work 1 hour but split it between 20 and 40. Good QSO's!!



KLUW Operated by: Russ, 1702T from NE

A pretty good sprint this evening. 20m held up well for the first half of the sprint but
40m was very noisy at this QTH because of thunder storms just east of us. 80m was unusable
for this same reason. Lots of activity this sprint. Always a great time.
Had to resubmit my score - found 2 duplicate QSO's.





K9SKC Operated by: Jim, 1358T from IL

My first time as bonus station. Got that out of my system. Did best I could with peanut
whistle station from the RF black hole. Station is in process of a make over. Thanks to
AB1BW, KU9RK, KQ1P, W4CUX,WA4FNG,KK7YJ, KC9MXQ for your patience. Worked a lot of 6000s.
That is great. Got walked on a few times and PSK trying to QRM me on 7.062. ALL in all it
was fine. Maybe my small station should not be Bonus, but it was fun. Thanks to all contacts
for putting up with me.Great time. Thanks to SKCC. This is the best group there is. No doubt
in my mind. In 29 years of being a ham, the most fun has been SKCC. Thanks, again.




NUYN Operated by: Dennis, 5753 from MO

Signals were stronger and less noisy in Western Missouri on 20M. Made a few contacts on
40M, then went back to 20. Operated at 20 watts, got 559 or better reports. More than
1000 new members since I signed up last August. Go SKCC!



WA2OQJ Operated by: Jim, 5941C from NY

Not a great night for QRP...lots of strong signals on 40 but seemed like it was a one way
street...had to work for just about every QSO....lost 25 mins with non member slow CW and
just didnt have the heart to blow him off, even after explaining I was in a contest he
wanted to chew the rag! I'm a softy...what can I say...hi hi Thanks to John KA1XC for being
there at 0158 for the last quick exchange to make an even 10!

Oh well theres always next month! got a few needed T's and some new numbers so I will be
satisfied with that...as always, lots of fun! 72/73, Jim WA2OQJ



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

The afternoon was filled with pop-up storms that produced heavy QRN. As the sprint time
approached the noise seemed to get better. After my first two QSO's I discovered the
power was set at low...about 3.5 watts. With the exception of one station I received
559 to 599 signal reports from all the others. I was pleased to find Russ K0LUW on
40 meters...something that doesn't happen often. Thanks to all for the fun tonight.
73 Rick



KKI Operated by: Jack, 2370T from WI

Nice evening for the sprint...ran the MFJ 9040 and the SKCC club key. Had two nice
ragchews with hopefully a couple prospective members. Fun time as always. Thanks for the
contacts folks. 73s all, KK0I, jack



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773T from OH

40 meters seemed the place to be last night. Made all of my contacts there. Hope to
have my new K3 ready for the next sprint. 73, Art WB8ENE



KQ1P Operated by: John, 5068 from ME

Good conditions here, including hot weather. Fun sprint. 73.



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173C from OK

I spent the entire time on 20 meters and worked my highest number of QSOs to date.
Thanks to all. I look forward to next month's sprint as I slowly work my way to
Centurion.



W8JRA Operated by: Jeff, 4757C from OH

Had a great time on 40M. Mostly answered CQs but did a little calling when I couldn't
hear anyone I hadn't already worked. Got my first K9SKC QSO when I ran across Jim calling
CQ 18 minutes before the end of the sprint.



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold, 3946C from SK

Tnx Ed for my only contact. My ft 817 5 watts not so good.



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

20m was pretty active so I spent the first hour there. It was nice to get a few out west
for a change including Andy VE7AHA in BC, Gary K9ZMD in CA, plus 7-landers Ed W7GVE in AZ
and Jim KK7YJ in MT. DXpeditioner Tom KC0W joined in from ND to work a few of our guys.
Sorry Curt WA2JSG, didn't hear you this time. 80m is on vacation: only got a few there.
C's were active: got six of 'em. My rig: Elecraft K3 at 12 watts; 100' wire up 30'; Junker
straight key.



NUMP Operated by: Bill, 659T from MO

Hi Gang, I got a late start because of overhead thunderstorms with lots of rain and
lightning. They passed over and I got on but with lots of noise. Still had a great time. I
worked 20m first and then moved to 40. Looking forward to the next one....73 Bill 659T




W2VV Operated by: Dave, 6658 from MT

This was my first SKCC sprint, and in fact my first time using a straight key (an American
Morse KK1 I picked up at Dayton). I was on vacation at Yellowstone National Park,
operating from a 1930's era log cabin just outside the park. Rig was an FT-817ND; antenna
was a Par End-Fedz 20m half-wave wire, hanging vertically in a lodgepole pine tree next to
the cabin. The sprint caught me by surprise. Luckily I just happened to turn on the radio
at the right time and heard K9SKC booming in. I only made a few contacts, but it was good
practice, and I had a lot of fun. Thanks and 72/73, Dave W2VV.

W2VV QTH: Log cabin in West Yellowstone, MT



KA1XC Operated by: John, 5188T from MA

I only op'ed the last half hour.it was near 90 degrees here and the opening day for a
local motorcycle event after work, didn't want to miss that fun! :^)

20M was lively but then I switched over to 80M in hopes of bumping into a Delaware
station for WAS, but alas, no luck.



W4TMW Operated by: Tom, 6184 from GA

Another great SKS. I think I'm getting the hang of it now and it's pure fun.



N4QLB Operated by: Michael, 6650C from AL

Great Sprint! Never moved from 20 meters. Worked my friend David, WB2HTO fro the FHC.
Collected enough QSOs to complete Tribune endorsement. Thanks to all SKCCers that have
put up with my persistent chase the last few weeks. Bring on the Mystery Sprint!

N4QLB
SKCC# 6650T
AL
www.n4qlb.com

Check my QRZ page for live radio data and curent log.

My $30 Ameco K-4 used to acheive C and T endorsements.



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from NY

80m. still poor conditions with High QRN here in WNY. 40m. not bad, 20m. was good for
this SKS Sprint. All-in-all, a nice night for a sprint! 73 to all.



W2HWW Operated by: Tony, 4488 from NJ

Great fun as usual. Using Softrock RXTX v6.3 to a HF9V vertical. Stayed on 40M for entire
time. Just could not make it to K9SKC but copied him fine.




K8JD Operated by: John, 1395T from MI

I missed about 45 minutes of the action on the phone with Comcast trying to get a new
cable box programmed.
All contacts on 80 or 40 , Used my boat-anchor TS520 on 80M.



K9FO Operated by: Will, 5811 from IL

This was my first full time effort. 20 meters was very good so stayed there for one and a
half hours 'till it went dead. I even got AL7FS in AK. Then switched to 40m to finish up.
Rig: TenTec Orion, 20 M rotating dipole @35 feet, 40 M dipole at 50 feet. Straight key is
a McElroy Streamkey purchased in 1940 by Howie, W9NHM. (Now a SK)

Never heard my friend Jim, NV9X/K9SKC. Thanks all for the great sprint. 73, Will, K9FO



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

There were plenty of strong signals on 20 meters at kickoff and the pace didn't slow until
the SKS was nearly over. Switching to 40 meters for the finale, I was able to snag only 3
contacts due to the noise level. Although Russ K0LUW and Bert W5ZR both had 20 meter
signals that bounced my receiver around, they were just a measly 10 over S9 when we met up
on 40 (where they both had trouble even hearing my signal).

Nearly 14 percent of my SKS contacts had SKCC numbers in the 6K range. W2DEC was first in
my SKS log and his 6668T nearly floored me! Here's the first time I've even heard his
signal and it's already too late to contribute toward his C & T awards . . . what a busy
guy he has been. Shortly afterward, I worked Mike N4QLB whose 6650C puts him hot on
Urb's heels. (Whoa, breaking news - Mike earned his T during SKS; at least I got to work
him a couple times along the way!) It sure is great to see such enthusiastic
participation from new members.

The sprint seemed to fly by without tiring this OF at all. Maybe it was so many strong
signals, but I suspect the smooth action of that SKCC Pro Pump deserves much of the
credit. And man, does it ever dress up the shack! My thanks to all for the fun, and 73
until the next event.

Gary, K9ZMD/6
Palmdale, CA



KK5NA Operated by: Joe, 1923T from TX

RIG = K3@5 watts
ANT = EDZ @ 55'



KE7YTE Operated by: Tom, 6447 from AZ

For most of the first hour I attempted QRP but too difficult so QRO the second hour. It
was fun.



N8BB Operated by: Werner, 5433T from MI

Ok so I got K9SKC, 2 minutes late as NV9X, New band anyway and zero bonus for me. Nice
signal from W3NP, great qrp Dave. George N2JNZ, I got only good one ear left and a heck of
allot of tinnitus, copy some signals with the radio off. Honestly not one of my better
outings, qrp was a struggle with no answers on my cq's, only search and pounce here but
did have fun anyway. Thanks to everybody and will look for all later.



AL7FS Operated by: Jim, 1517 from AK

SKS was a lot of fun and I sure could tell when someone rotated a beam towards Alaska. I
heard more stations than I could work. Some I could copy fine but they could not copy me
and I settled for QRZ. I need to do this more often. Thank you to everyone. WL7WH 2940T
was active from my from neighborhood and we could sure copy each other well. 73, Jim

AL7FS-1517 Shack August 2009



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

Got home 3 minutes after the Sprint finished!

Again!


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.405
Updated: May 29, 2010 0302 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB