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Sprint Date: June 23, 2010





Club call: W1RET
Special SKCC member: Jim - W1RET
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 84
         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 W1RET Jim 4528T OH 32 18 215 791
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 47 28 275 1591
2 3 K3TM Roger 5016 MD 45 29 245 1550
3 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 52 24 265 1513
4 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 43 26 245 1363
5 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 40 23 250 1170
6 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 40 22 240 1120
7 3 NTA John 2826T CO 38 22 240 1076
8 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 30 20 215 815
9 3 K1NV Jon 2609-T NV 30 18 210 750
10 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 28 17 180 656
11 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 27 19 135 648
12 3 WMSM Mark 6585C MO 24 18 185 617
13 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 28 16 150 598
14 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 22 17 215 589
15 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 24 16 145 529
16 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 23 16 155 523
17 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 24 14 145 481
18 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 24 12 160 448
19 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 21 14 150 444
20 3 W4TMW Tom 6184 GA 20 15 115 415
20 3 W8JRA Jeff 4757T OH 18 15 145 415
22 3 KB2RAW Bill 6539C NY 16 15 135 375
23 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 18 14 120 372
24 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 17 13 150 371
25 3 W9LW Jay 6222C IN 16 15 110 350
25 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 15 14 140 350
27 3 N8XE Jason 3806T OH 19 12 120 348
28 3 AC5CW Eric 4229T LA 16 13 105 313
29 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 14 13 125 307
30 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 13 12 130 286
31 3 K4FP Sandy 6761 FL 15 13 80 275
32 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 15 10 120 270
33 3 KD5RSS Butch 1910 OK 13 12 100 256
34 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 12 12 90 234
35 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 12 10 110 230
36 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 12 8 115 211
37 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 11 10 90 200
38 2 N6DIT Dennis 3283T CA 11 7 110 187
39 3 KE7YTE Tom 6447 AZ 11 9 85 184
40 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 12 7 85 169
41 3 W2VV Dave 6658 NY 10 7 90 160
42 2 K2HT Dick 5087 MO 8 8 95 159
43 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 9 8 85 157
44 3 N4FI Dan 324T VA 11 8 65 153
45 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 9 7 85 148
46 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 9 8 75 147
47 4 K6III Jerry 6830 CA 23 5 20 135
48 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 8 8 65 129
49 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 7 6 85 127
50 3 N2QFD Mal 4045 NY 7 7 70 119
51 4 WBQQT Steve 183T NE 9 8 45 117
52 3 N3EIN Matt 6742 PA 8 7 60 116
53 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 7 6 60 102
54 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 7 7 50 99
54 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 7 7 50 99
56 3 AB7KT Ken 4500 NV 7 5 60 95
56 3 IK2SON Tony 5486C Italy 5 5 70 95
58 3 W5EHM Mike 6304 AR 7 7 45 94
59 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936C ON 6 6 55 91
60 3 NUYN Dennis 5753 MO 6 6 50 86
61 1 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 9 7 15 78
62 3 AA4N Mike 4371T TN 4 4 60 76
63 3 AB2ZI Kevin 5033T NY 7 5 40 75
63 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173C OK 5 5 50 75
65 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 4 4 55 71
66 3 N9QU Leo 3464T WI 4 4 45 61
67 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 4 4 30 46
67 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 4 4 30 46
69 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 3 3 30 39
70 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 6 5 5 35
71 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 3 3 25 34
72 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 3 3 15 24
72 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209C TX 2 2 20 24
72 3 WB5NPW Jesse 5633C LA 2 2 20 24
75 3 K6HTN Kate 5405 CA 3 3 10 19
75 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 3 3 10 19
77 3 ACAC Alan 4452 ND 2 2 10 14
78 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 1 1 10 11
78 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 1 1 10 11
80 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 2 2 0 4
81 2 KB1PBA Peter NONE MA 2 1 0 2
82 2 WB2SGS John 4868C NY 1 1 0 1
82 3 N2NRA Cliff N/A NY 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 W1RET Jim 4528T OH 32 18 215 791
1 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 9 7 85 148
2 1 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 9 7 15 78
1 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 28 17 180 656
2 2 N6DIT Dennis 3283T CA 11 7 110 187
3 2 K2HT Dick 5087 MO 8 8 95 159
4 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 7 6 85 127
5 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 7 7 50 99
6 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936C ON 6 6 55 91
7 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 3 3 30 39
8 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 6 5 5 35
9 2 KQ1P John 5068 ME 2 2 0 4
10 2 KB1PBA Peter NONE MA 2 1 0 2
11 2 WB2SGS John 4868C NY 1 1 0 1
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 47 28 275 1591
2 3 K3TM Roger 5016 MD 45 29 245 1550
3 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 43 26 245 1363
4 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 40 23 250 1170
5 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 40 22 240 1120
6 3 NTA John 2826T CO 38 22 240 1076
7 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 30 20 215 815
8 3 K1NV Jon 2609-T NV 30 18 210 750
9 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 27 19 135 648
10 3 WMSM Mark 6585C MO 24 18 185 617
11 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 28 16 150 598
12 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 22 17 215 589
13 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 24 16 145 529
14 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 23 16 155 523
15 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 24 14 145 481
16 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 24 12 160 448
17 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 21 14 150 444
18 3 W4TMW Tom 6184 GA 20 15 115 415
18 3 W8JRA Jeff 4757T OH 18 15 145 415
20 3 KB2RAW Bill 6539C NY 16 15 135 375
21 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 18 14 120 372
22 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 17 13 150 371
23 3 W9LW Jay 6222C IN 16 15 110 350
23 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 15 14 140 350
25 3 N8XE Jason 3806T OH 19 12 120 348
26 3 AC5CW Eric 4229T LA 16 13 105 313
27 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 14 13 125 307
28 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 13 12 130 286
29 3 K4FP Sandy 6761 FL 15 13 80 275
30 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 15 10 120 270
31 3 KD5RSS Butch 1910 OK 13 12 100 256
32 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 12 12 90 234
33 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 12 10 110 230
34 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 12 8 115 211
35 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 11 10 90 200
36 3 KE7YTE Tom 6447 AZ 11 9 85 184
37 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 12 7 85 169
38 3 W2VV Dave 6658 NY 10 7 90 160
39 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 9 8 85 157
40 3 N4FI Dan 324T VA 11 8 65 153
41 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 9 8 75 147
42 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 8 8 65 129
43 3 N2QFD Mal 4045 NY 7 7 70 119
44 3 N3EIN Matt 6742 PA 8 7 60 116
45 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 7 6 60 102
46 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 7 7 50 99
47 3 AB7KT Ken 4500 NV 7 5 60 95
47 3 IK2SON Tony 5486C Italy 5 5 70 95
49 3 W5EHM Mike 6304 AR 7 7 45 94
50 3 NUYN Dennis 5753 MO 6 6 50 86
51 3 AA4N Mike 4371T TN 4 4 60 76
52 3 AB2ZI Kevin 5033T NY 7 5 40 75
52 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173C OK 5 5 50 75
54 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 4 4 55 71
55 3 N9QU Leo 3464T WI 4 4 45 61
56 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 4 4 30 46
56 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 4 4 30 46
58 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 3 3 25 34
59 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 3 3 15 24
59 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209C TX 2 2 20 24
59 3 WB5NPW Jesse 5633C LA 2 2 20 24
62 3 K6HTN Kate 5405 CA 3 3 10 19
62 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 3 3 10 19
64 3 ACAC Alan 4452 ND 2 2 10 14
65 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 1 1 10 11
65 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 1 1 10 11
67 3 N2NRA Cliff N/A NY 1 1 0 1
1 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 52 24 265 1513
2 4 K6III Jerry 6830 CA 23 5 20 135
3 4 WBQQT Steve 183T NE 9 8 45 117

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 0 AL 2 AR 1 AZ 2 CA 5 CO 1 CT 1 DE 0 FL 3 GA 2
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 1 IN 3 KS 0 KY 0 LA 3 MA 3 MD 1
ME 1 MI 0 MN 0 MO 6 MS 1 MT 1 NC 1 ND 1 NE 2 NH 0
NJ 2 NM 0 NV 2 NY 11 OH 6 OK 3 OR 0 PA 2 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 6 TN 2 UT 0 VA 2 VT 0 WA 1 WI 2 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: NY 11
Total USA participants: 81
Total non-USA participants: 3

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 0 AL 68 AR 7 AZ 41 CA 44 CO 38 CT 13 DE 0 FL 77 GA 72
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 17 IN 40 KS 0 KY 0 LA 26 MA 44 MD 45
ME 2 MI 0 MN 0 MO 92 MS 7 MT 4 NC 9 ND 2 NE 56 NH 0
NJ 33 NM 0 NV 37 NY 99 OH 134 OK 30 OR 0 PA 14 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 48 TN 16 UT 0 VA 14 VT 0 WA 7 WI 16 WV 28 WY 0

State with most QSOs: OH 134
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1180
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 14

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, Italy, USA

Soapbox


K6III Operated by: Jerry, 6830 from CA

First SKS



N9QU Operated by: Leo, 3464T from WI

1st SKS in quite some time. Lots of fun and a good opportunity to do some comparison
between two new dipoles. Not many QSO's but lots of comparison data. Thanks to all. 73



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999T from MO

lots of storm static but a fun sks. mostly on 20m



KK5NA Operated by: Joe, 1923T from TX

Got a late start but got a few..and the bonus station! Thanks Jim. Rig = K3 @5W. Ant = EDZ
@ 55'



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt, 3018T from NJ

I usually don't make a high score in these 2 hour sprints, but after a long day at the
salt mines, I really enjoy participating with the guys and gals in one of the best amateur
radio clubs there is.
Here 50 watts from an Icom IC7000 to a Butternut vertical. Bencher straight key.




ACAC Operated by: Alan, 4452 from ND

Rough.



WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Some nice signals tonight. Most on 20M not much on 80M. 40M was busy also.

Alan



NV9X Operated by: Jim, 1358T from IL

Ran into some rude ops tonite. Otherwise a fun time. Thanks SKCC.




K6CSL Operated by: Bert, 4486 from CA

I tried to submit this before and apparently didn't make it. I only caught the last
hour, due to a late afternoon Drs appointment. Hope to hear lots of you in FD, Bert, K6CSL



KLUW Operated by: Russ, 1702T from NE

QRN was bad in my area this evening. Too many storms brewing. Did manage to work Max,
KH6ZM on 15 meters. Always a lot of fun.. I missed a lot of the QRP guys because of the
high noise levels.



N2QFD Operated by: Mal, 4045 from NY

Nice Sprint. the novice area of 40m was hopping! 80m seemed noisy, 30m vacant, but 20m was
was very nice too. Another fun nite with the cootie key.



WABGV Operated by: Slim, 5465T from MO

Lots of QRN on this end. Good SKS. de Slim



AJ4SB Operated by: Rob, 5552T from FL

My best ever SKS. I had a great time.



N2JNZ Operated by: George, 2836T from NY

Thanks to all who heard my weak signal !!! 700 mw here and had a hard time with QRN of S7
on 40 meters. 20 wasnt too hot either but had fun trying !!!



AB8FJ Operated by: Ted, 62C from OH

Rig used was my Ten-Tec Argonaut V at 5W output to the end-fed random wire.
Key used was my Bencher RJ-2. All contacts were made on 40 meters this evening.



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

Thought I would see how the Vintage QRP Argonaut 515 would fair this evening with the QRN,
etc. Didn't do to well on 20 - just couldn't get through to the usual stations - I think
this is the first time I couldn't work Russ K0LUW. I did make it to AZ with W7GVE. Moved
to 40 about 30 minutes into the sprint and did a bit better. Lots of activity with some
real strong stations coming in. My antenna on 80 and 40 is a 130' dipole fed with 600 ohm
open wire line and a Viking Matchbox. The antenna is about 45' high. I didn't make it to
80. I had fun as usual.

Argonaut 515 @ 5 Watts



KD5MMM Operated by: Phil, 4209C from TX

Only 2 tonight, but 2 new ones.
Have a gud Field Day.



VE3FUJ Operated by: Brion, 4936C from ON

It was a thrill tonight, I was using my barefoot K2 for the first time in a contest. Have
a lot to absorb about the Menu's. Thanks to all who dug me out of the MUD. Brion VE3FUJ



WA5VQM Operated by: Mark, 58T from TX

Tried calling some CQs rather than my usual S&P which was fun. 20 was in rough shape
throughout but I did make a few contacts. 40 was the go-to band but heavy QRN made it
rough going as well. Signals were strong but so was the noise. Listened a bit on 80 and 15
but heard nada. Hope the upper bands open a bit for the rest of the summer...I can dream
can't I?

73 to all, Mark




WB5NPW Operated by: Jesse, 5633C from LA

Sat down for maybe 10 minutes and made 2 contacts. Busy Tuesday evening.



WMSM Operated by: Mark, 6585C from MO

had a gud time on 20m with a new antenna...a half square cut for 14050..worked pretty well
AB1BW George was 30db over 9 and many from N.E. were loud also...QSB was quite noticable on
many stations...overall a real good time...thanks to all and 73 Mark W0MSM



K4BAI Operated by: John, 3280 from GA

20 was OK to the eastern part of the country plus TX and OK, but was a bit weak to the
west coast except for old friend VE7AHA. 40 was OK to most of the country plus VE3 and
YS, but again a bit weak to the west coast. The longer the sprint ran, the worse the
QRN was here. Very sorry for not being able to copy at least two callers through the
QRN. Took six minutes off for a traffic net sked at 0130Z. Listened for activity on
80M during that sked and heard no sprinters on that band, although signals were pretty
good on the net. Thanks for all QSOs and hope to work you all again next month and in
the next WES. 73, John, K4BAI.



W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

Its the fastest 2 hours on ham radio.



KD5JHE Operated by: Jerry, 1976T from MS

Did not make very many Q's but gained 5 new T's towards Tx2. Sounded like a lot of folks
on the air. Good show. Hope to have my loop up for the next one. 73



AA4N Operated by: Mike, 4371T from TN

I always enjoy the SKS. Sorry DK2SC, I lost you on 20M.
All the best... mike



NUMP Operated by: Bill, 659T from MO

Spent the whole time on 40 meters listening to noise and lots of signals. Still had a
great time and really enjoyed. KK5NA, Joe had the strongest signal here. Tnx to all who
participated. See everyone on the next sprint...73 from Garden City, MO...Bill N0UMP




AC5CW Operated by: Eric, 4229T from LA

My first sprint in a long time. I only worked the first hour though. I wanted to break in
my Vizkey "cootie" 73'..



K5ENA Operated by: John, 3045T from OK

20 and 40 were both good. Enjoyed it.

73,
John, K5ENA



WA5BUC Operated by: Fred, 6692 from TX

40 was very active. Good Sprint tonight.



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609-T from NV

This sprint was a tough one. A couple of QSO's were made on 15M, but the majority were
worked on 20M. Only two contacts were made on a noisy 40M band, so I finished the sprint
on 20M which was still yielding QSO's. Apologies to AF2Z and others who were calling at
the end of festivities. CU next month.



NUYN Operated by: Dennis, 5753 from MO

Ran 10 watts. Four new contacts: Tom KU9RK, Mark WA5VQM, Jason N8XE, and John KA1XC.
Also thanks to repeat contacts Mike N4QLB and at the last minute Dave W3NP. I heard Jim
W1RET and replied, but couldn't get through QRM. See you next time. 73 to all.



NT9K Operated by: Bill, 1926T from FL

20m was pretty good from FL from start to finish. 40m was very noisy, but I still made
some decent contacts there. Not very many people were up in the old novice part of 40m,
not as many as usual. It was much quieter above 7100. Someone's amplifier was splattering
all over the band below 7100 and made it rough top copy anyone. Almost half of my contacts
were with newer members with fresh T's that I needed. Not too many C's heard? Biggest
signal was John K4BAI at 30 over S9 and a close 2nd was Dennis WD9DWE. Lot's of excellent
fists on the air and too difficult to pick the best. Sorry, that I missed you Pete W5PEH,
Pete was very strong, but both of us working S&P didn't work out and I never heard him again.

It's been a long time since I was able to have that much fun on the air. Not what I would
call a good score, but much better than I have been able to do in the past 6 months.
Until next time, 73. Bill NT9K..



A few of my keys at the ready. I call the Begali Blade sn.9 - Bruna



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from NY

Noisey bands with high QRN levels. Lots of static crashes & atmospheric grumbling made it
rough here on the shores of Lake Erie. Hope for better conditions next sprint. Rig: IC-
7000 at 50w., Vertical & dipole, straight key. 73 to all.



KKI Operated by: Jack, 2370T from WI

Another fun event...thanks for being there. 73s all, Jack, KK0I #2370T



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173C from OK

I arrived late but enjoyed 5 good contacts with AJ4SB, K4ZGB, KA1XC, WB0QQT, and N8XE
(who was booming into Oklahoma). Looking forward to next month's sprint.



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773T from OH

First weekday SKS with my new K3. The more I use it, the more I like it. I made the
majority of my contacts on 40 meters. The signals seemed to get stronger as the sprint
went on. Now, if I can only get this doublet above 15 feet... Thanks for the contacts.
See you in the next sprint. 73, Art



KQ1P Operated by: John, 5068 from ME

Great conditions but I struggled to get a signal up over the hill.



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

All my QSOs were on 20 and 40. 20 held up well for the entire sprint. Tried 80 but nobody
home-- a little too noisy, I guess. Nice to see some less familiar calls. I called K1NV at
0159z but I guess his clock was fast 'cuz he said "too late", haha. My rig: Elecraft K3
running 10 watts; 100ft wire up 30ft; Junker straight key.



K2PAY Operated by: Jerry, 4304T from NY

Twenty meters was the band I started on. The band was hot, just like the wx. My Yaesu FT-
301 loading the Windom with 50 watts worked just great tonite. My plan was to just answer
the CQ's. It worked fine. I made 14 contacts, W1RET gave me a bonus at the start. Stayed
on 20 mtrs for the whole Sprint. The T-storm waited until the Sprint was over. Missed
contacting Dick, K2RFP. Great time. Thanks to all. See you next Sprint. 73, Jerry K2PAY



AB1BW Operated by: George, 2468T from CT

I was doing fine on 20 and 40 meters until the noise level got so bad I had to call it
quits. Must have been all of the storms heading my way. Thank you, Jim, W1RET, for the
bonus points. My only question is where are all of the Cs? I only had one for the
entire sprint. See you all next month. 73, George



KA1XC Operated by: John, 5188T from MA

An approaching thunderstorm kept my radio off for the first hour until it passed by.
80M was zilch, 40M was noisy, but 20M was hopping and in good shape; for a while I
thought I had a pipeline to 0 and 7 lands. I gave the new NT9K pump key a good workout,
much fun!
73,
John



N5LUL Operated by: Brad, 3779C from TX

Got a late start... but Hey! lots of fun! Thunderstorm in the area made 40M useless
so hung around on 20M. Made several contacts with the regulars and 1 short 15 minute QSO
with a station just wishing to "rag-chew". Rig this month was a Yaesu FT-920, Mosley 3el
beam @ 40', and Winslow key. May have to break out the HW-16 next month... I thought I
heard it whisper it "wants to play too".



KE7YTE Operated by: Tom, 6447 from AZ

I really enjoy these SKCC events . We all seem to have a good time. It give us something
good to look forward to. Thanks to all.



N8XE Operated by: Jason, 3806T from OH

Always a good time!



W1RET Operated by: Jim, 4528T from OH

Thanks to all. Lots of QRN so thanks to all for hanging in there at times. Started on
20 and was pretty dead so spent most of the time on 40. Great fists heard as usual.

Big surprise getting called by Gary, YS1GR. And who was the weak KL7 who called me a few
times? One of the last ones I need for 40M SKCC WAS!

Had a ball and will see you next Sprint.

73, Jim W1RET




K5ZOL Operated by: Bob, 3945T from TX

I barely had time for one QSO...



WBQQT Operated by: Steve, 183T from NE

I hadn't worked a sprint since last winter and certainly enjoyed this one. I started out
on 40 meters but found 20 meters to be in better condition. Thanks to all the
participants for making this another fun event. Equipment used was an Icom 718 and
Hustler trap vertical running 100 watts. Also finished just in time for the next
thunderstorm to move thru.

73's.....Steve/WB0QQT/NE/183T



K2RFP Operated by: Dick, 2099T from NY

I used the homebrew mini-key shown below in this sprint. It has magnetic material on the
bottom to hold it to the sheet metal strapped to my leg. I fitted my keys with RCA phono
jacks so I can quickly change keys. I find sending CW with a leg mounted key very
relaxing and do it that way most of the time.

Until next time, 73.




KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

Great fun again. Bands were in good shape. I only got to operate the last few minutes of
the sprint. Late getting home. Strongest signal was a tie between Russ and John, K0LUW and
K4BAI. Both were pushing 40 over. Only worked 1 T and 1 C. That was great! I sure needed
them in the Mystery Sprint where it would have been a bonus. Didn't get in in time to find
Jim, W1RET. Next time heh heh. Used my 817 at 1 watt into a fresh 40/20 trap dipole at 33
feet. No tuner needed. Slick little antenna. Using #26 wire makes it really portable.
Thanks to all SKCC.

73, Randy_KB4QQJ




W4KRN Operated by: Karen, 4495T from VA

Thunderstorms and short power outage prevented me from having more fun...next time.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.405
Updated: June 26, 2010 0315 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB