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Sprint Date: August 25, 2010



Bonus Station: Mark - K3MSB


Sprint Information: www.skccgroup.com/sprint/sks
Number of participants: 108
         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 K3MSB Mark 5965C PA 37 20 210 950
1 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 50 28 295 1695
2 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 44 31 300 1664
3 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 46 25 335 1485
4 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 44 22 265 1233
5 3 K4CNW Jack 2961T SC 36 26 290 1226
6 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 34 27 215 1133
7 3 K8WSN Bill 4986T MI 39 23 220 1117
8 3 KB2RAW Bill 6539T NY 37 21 225 1002
9 3 WA9VEE Wayne 4844C WI 34 20 225 905
10 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 31 20 195 815
11 3 WMSM Mark 6585T MO 27 19 225 738
12 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 27 20 190 730
13 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 30 16 220 700
14 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 27 19 185 698
15 3 K7ZYV Carl 205 MS 32 16 185 697
16 2 NTA John 2826T CO 23 22 175 681
17 3 WB4OFT John 958 NC 26 18 180 648
18 3 N2AUR George 5841T NJ 26 19 145 639
19 3 K5YQF Cecil 1820C TX 23 18 185 599
20 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438 IL 25 16 185 585
21 3 N3WT John 4965T MD 27 15 165 570
22 3 K4FP Sandy 6761T FL 23 19 130 567
23 3 KU8L Curt 5380T MI 24 17 140 548
24 3 W4FOA Tony 0641T GA 24 17 135 543
25 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 23 15 195 540
26 2 VE3AKV Bob 5204T ON 26 14 160 524
27 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 20 19 130 510
28 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 24 14 155 491
29 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 23 14 160 482
29 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 22 16 130 482
31 3 K8MEG Rich 4637T MI 19 17 150 473
32 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 19 14 195 461
33 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 20 14 145 425
34 3 W8JRA Jeff 4757T OH 19 13 150 397
35 3 WI1B Ken 6866 MA 19 13 125 372
36 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 16 12 135 327
37 3 W4TMW Tom 6184C GA 17 13 105 326
38 2 W1EJ Ed 1594T MI 15 11 155 320
39 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 15 13 100 295
40 3 K9ZMD/6 Gary 891T CA 15 12 105 285
41 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 16 10 120 280
42 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 14 11 120 274
43 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 14 11 115 269
44 2 KB1PBA Peter 6878 MA 14 11 110 264
45 3 K5UI Jim 2980 TX 13 11 120 263
46 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 12 11 125 257
46 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 12 11 125 257
48 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 13 12 95 251
49 3 KC3QU Hank 4567 AL 13 11 85 228
50 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 13 8 115 219
51 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 11 11 95 216
52 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 12 9 100 208
53 2 N4FI Dan 324T VA 12 8 110 206
54 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 12 10 80 200
55 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 12 9 90 198
56 2 W9CC Larry 469T IN 11 9 95 194
57 3 K4JPN Steve 2402T GA 10 9 95 185
58 3 N3EIN Matt 6742 PA 10 9 85 175
59 2 VA3TSK Greg 4521 ON 12 7 90 174
60 3 N1DBS David 6356 CT 10 6 105 165
61 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 11 8 75 163
62 2 N1LU/1 Don 2252T MA 10 8 80 160
63 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 11 8 70 158
64 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 10 9 60 150
64 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936C ON 10 7 80 150
66 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 9 8 70 142
67 3 NUYN Dennis 5753C MO 7 7 90 139
68 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 9 8 65 137
69 4 KB1ODO Andy 6229T VT 8 7 80 136
70 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 7 7 85 134
71 3 W5KDM Noel 4812 MS 7 6 90 132
72 3 KA1SAW Neal 2824T MA 8 6 80 128
73 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209T TX 7 7 70 119
74 3 N9QU Leo 3464T WI 8 7 60 116
75 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 7 7 65 114
76 3 KG4WNA John 4984C KY 7 7 60 109
77 3 K4NVJ J 393 AL 8 6 60 108
78 2 KBETU Phill 4542 AL 8 7 45 101
79 3 VA3NU Larry 5215C ON 7 5 65 100
80 3 W8TOM Tom 6899 MI 7 6 55 97
81 3 W3RT Red 3237T PA 6 6 60 96
82 3 WSZV Eldon 4999TX4 MO 6 6 55 91
83 1 WA2OQJ Jim 5941T NY 6 5 40 70
83 2 KA3LOC Ric 660T KS 6 5 40 70
85 3 WDECO Mitch 6893 MO 6 5 30 60
86 2 W2JEK Don 5279 NJ 4 4 40 56
87 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 4 4 30 46
87 2 WB8SDA Carmen 2339 OH 4 4 30 46
87 3 K5LSU Dana 4947 LA 4 4 30 46
87 3 N1DN Phil 6482 CT 4 4 30 46
91 3 K5MBA Bob 3481 TX 5 4 25 45
92 2 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 4 4 20 36
93 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 1 1 30 31
94 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 3 3 20 29
95 2 N9GGE John 2886 IL 2 2 20 24
95 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 2 2 20 24
97 2 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 2 2 15 19
98 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 1 1 10 11
98 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 1 1 10 11
98 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 1 1 10 11
98 3 KP4QY Edgardo 799 Puerto Rico 1 1 10 11
98 3 NB4F Bob 3355 GA 1 1 10 11
98 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 1 1 10 11
98 3 OE3LHB Heinz NOTMEMBER Austria 1 1 10 11
98 3 S52CC Vince 5011 Slovenia 1 1 10 11
106 3 N3PDT Doug 6861 MO 1 1 5 6
107 3 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
- *3 K3MSB Mark 5965C PA 37 20 210 950
1 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 10 9 60 150
2 1 WA2OQJ Jim 5941T NY 6 5 40 70
1 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 27 20 190 730
2 2 NTA John 2826T CO 23 22 175 681
3 2 VE3AKV Bob 5204T ON 26 14 160 524
4 2 W1EJ Ed 1594T MI 15 11 155 320
5 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 15 13 100 295
6 2 KB1PBA Peter 6878 MA 14 11 110 264
7 2 N4FI Dan 324T VA 12 8 110 206
8 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 12 9 90 198
9 2 W9CC Larry 469T IN 11 9 95 194
10 2 VA3TSK Greg 4521 ON 12 7 90 174
11 2 N1LU/1 Don 2252T MA 10 8 80 160
12 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936C ON 10 7 80 150
13 2 KBETU Phill 4542 AL 8 7 45 101
14 2 KA3LOC Ric 660T KS 6 5 40 70
15 2 W2JEK Don 5279 NJ 4 4 40 56
16 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 4 4 30 46
16 2 WB8SDA Carmen 2339 OH 4 4 30 46
18 2 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 4 4 20 36
19 2 N9GGE John 2886 IL 2 2 20 24
20 2 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 2 2 15 19
21 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 1 1 10 11
1 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 50 28 295 1695
2 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 44 31 300 1664
3 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 46 25 335 1485
4 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 44 22 265 1233
5 3 K4CNW Jack 2961T SC 36 26 290 1226
6 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 34 27 215 1133
7 3 K8WSN Bill 4986T MI 39 23 220 1117
8 3 KB2RAW Bill 6539T NY 37 21 225 1002
9 3 WA9VEE Wayne 4844C WI 34 20 225 905
10 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 31 20 195 815
11 3 WMSM Mark 6585T MO 27 19 225 738
12 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 30 16 220 700
13 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 27 19 185 698
14 3 K7ZYV Carl 205 MS 32 16 185 697
15 3 WB4OFT John 958 NC 26 18 180 648
16 3 N2AUR George 5841T NJ 26 19 145 639
17 3 K5YQF Cecil 1820C TX 23 18 185 599
18 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438 IL 25 16 185 585
19 3 N3WT John 4965T MD 27 15 165 570
20 3 K4FP Sandy 6761T FL 23 19 130 567
21 3 KU8L Curt 5380T MI 24 17 140 548
22 3 W4FOA Tony 0641T GA 24 17 135 543
23 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 23 15 195 540
24 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 20 19 130 510
25 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 24 14 155 491
26 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 23 14 160 482
26 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 22 16 130 482
28 3 K8MEG Rich 4637T MI 19 17 150 473
29 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 19 14 195 461
30 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 20 14 145 425
31 3 W8JRA Jeff 4757T OH 19 13 150 397
32 3 WI1B Ken 6866 MA 19 13 125 372
33 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 16 12 135 327
34 3 W4TMW Tom 6184C GA 17 13 105 326
35 3 K9ZMD/6 Gary 891T CA 15 12 105 285
36 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 16 10 120 280
37 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 14 11 120 274
38 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 14 11 115 269
39 3 K5UI Jim 2980 TX 13 11 120 263
40 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 12 11 125 257
40 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 12 11 125 257
42 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 13 12 95 251
43 3 KC3QU Hank 4567 AL 13 11 85 228
44 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 13 8 115 219
45 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 11 11 95 216
46 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 12 9 100 208
47 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 12 10 80 200
48 3 K4JPN Steve 2402T GA 10 9 95 185
49 3 N3EIN Matt 6742 PA 10 9 85 175
50 3 N1DBS David 6356 CT 10 6 105 165
51 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 11 8 75 163
52 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 11 8 70 158
53 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 9 8 70 142
54 3 NUYN Dennis 5753C MO 7 7 90 139
55 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 9 8 65 137
56 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 7 7 85 134
57 3 W5KDM Noel 4812 MS 7 6 90 132
58 3 KA1SAW Neal 2824T MA 8 6 80 128
59 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209T TX 7 7 70 119
60 3 N9QU Leo 3464T WI 8 7 60 116
61 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 7 7 65 114
62 3 KG4WNA John 4984C KY 7 7 60 109
63 3 K4NVJ J 393 AL 8 6 60 108
64 3 VA3NU Larry 5215C ON 7 5 65 100
65 3 W8TOM Tom 6899 MI 7 6 55 97
66 3 W3RT Red 3237T PA 6 6 60 96
67 3 WSZV Eldon 4999TX4 MO 6 6 55 91
68 3 WDECO Mitch 6893 MO 6 5 30 60
69 3 K5LSU Dana 4947 LA 4 4 30 46
69 3 N1DN Phil 6482 CT 4 4 30 46
71 3 K5MBA Bob 3481 TX 5 4 25 45
72 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 1 1 30 31
73 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 3 3 20 29
74 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 2 2 20 24
75 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 1 1 10 11
75 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 1 1 10 11
75 3 KP4QY Edgardo 799 Puerto Rico 1 1 10 11
75 3 NB4F Bob 3355 GA 1 1 10 11
75 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 1 1 10 11
75 3 OE3LHB Heinz NOTMEMBER Austria 1 1 10 11
75 3 S52CC Vince 5011 Slovenia 1 1 10 11
82 3 N3PDT Doug 6861 MO 1 1 5 6
83 3 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 0 0 0 0
1 4 KB1ODO Andy 6229T VT 8 7 80 136

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 0 AL 6 AR 0 AZ 1 CA 3 CO 1 CT 3 DE 0 FL 3 GA 5
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 3 IN 2 KS 1 KY 2 LA 2 MA 6 MD 1
ME 0 MI 7 MN 4 MO 8 MS 2 MT 1 NC 2 ND 0 NE 1 NH 0
NJ 4 NM 0 NV 1 NY 7 OH 3 OK 1 OR 0 PA 3 RI 0 SC 1
SD 0 TX 6 TN 1 UT 0 VA 2 VT 1 WA 1 WI 3 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: MO 8
Total USA participants: 99
Total non-USA participants: 9

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 0 AL 113 AR 0 AZ 44 CA 18 CO 23 CT 33 DE 0 FL 35 GA 68
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 47 IN 38 KS 6 KY 8 LA 15 MA 72 MD 27
ME 0 MI 139 MN 32 MO 105 MS 39 MT 7 NC 26 ND 0 NE 46 NH 0
NJ 62 NM 0 NV 44 NY 116 OH 35 OK 12 OR 0 PA 53 RI 0 SC 36
SD 0 TX 66 TN 11 UT 0 VA 43 VT 8 WA 7 WI 65 WV 27 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MI 139
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1526
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 72

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Austria, Canada, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, USA

Soapbox


WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Good sprint. Most activity was on 40 some on 20M. 80 meters was very empty.



WB8SDA Operated by: Carmen, 2339 from OH

Another fun sprint. Thought I was on my way to my personal best, then got bogged down in
the QRM, which by the way is the fun part working QRP. Lots of stations heard. Until next
time, 73.



K4FP Operated by: Sandy, 6761T from FL

Thanks everyone for another great SKS!



NTA Operated by: John, 2826T from CO

Had a great time - Thanks for the contacts! 20m was by far my best band, but did manage a
few contacts on 40m. Ran 5w QRP, which didn't seem to be quite as effective on 40m. K2 /
5w, W5GI "Mystery Antenna", K2RFP Spring Logger.



KACSW Operated by: Jim, 3741T from MN

Fun Fun Fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks to the SKCC, for having this Sprint, and the WES. Thanks to all the members out
there, that I worked.

73
Jim




VE3AKV Operated by: Bob, 5204T from ON

Hello to all...

Well, it's been about six months since I played in the SKS. It was a blast this evening.
My thanks to everyone who managed to pull out my QRP 5w signal and still decifer my fist.

Hopefully, I'll hear you all again next month.

73/72

Bob
VE3AKV/QRP




W3RT Operated by: Red, 3237T from PA

Only 6 q's tonight. Had only a small time to operate. Thanks to the stations I did
work, tho'.
Kenwood 940s at 85 watts to a sloper at 25 feet, and the Annie.

Hope to see you next sprint!

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



KC4FLT Operated by: Carl, 3625 from AL

Thanks again!!started late and ended early, qrp is not for wimps - I may have to go back
to qro - hihi 73 to all and thanks for the fun



W4CUX Operated by: Bill, 5497T from GA

Great Sprint. Steady stream of contacts. Worked 40m after 20m faded. More noise on 40,
but still able to work plenty of contacts. Can't wait till next time.
73 - Bill



W9CC Operated by: Larry, 469T from IN

It is ALWAYS fun -- even more so with QRP! Thanks for listening so close guys. 72!



N9QU Operated by: Leo, 3464T from WI

Lots of fun working a sprint again, low noise here tonight and no T-storms. Thanks to
all. 73 til next time.



KP4QY Operated by: Edgardo, 799 from Puerto Rico

My first sprint SKS and only one QSO (started late) but fun. Next time I will be on time. 73



W4KRN Operated by: Karen, 4495T from VA

Good signals on 20m the first hour, then switched over to 40m the 2nd hour. Both bands
seemed in good shape. Had good propagation to the northwest tonight. Used a Bencher RJ-1.
Enjoyed the sprint, thanks to all who gave me a contact.



VE3FUJ Operated by: Brion, 4936C from ON

VE3FUJ Tonight the best spot seemed to be 7114+-so that's where I spend my time Also the
first 1/2 hr the band seemed dead. It very much picked up after that. Thanks to one and
all that heard my meager signal. Brion



WA5BUC Operated by: Fred, 6692 from TX

20 was quite open tonight. 40 was good but had QRM. Good to pound some brass tonight. Rig:
FT-817 and end-fed wire up about 30'. TNX to all.



KBETU Operated by: Phill, 4542 from AL

Good night for the SKS. K4DSC really had to work to copy me, but he hung in there. Rest
of the contacts didn't seem to have a problem once they copied the callsign. Thanks to
one and all. A very enjoyable night (or morning in Zulu time). Both 20 and 40 meters
were in good shape tonight at my QTH. Phill



KB1PBA Operated by: Peter, 6878 from MA

Very strong signals tonight, especially on 20m.



NUYN Operated by: Dennis, 5753C from MO

Good propagation for this sprint. Signals were strong and mostly steady on 20 Meters, so
I stayed there for all contacts. 73.



WA2OQJ Operated by: Jim, 5941T from NY

Whew! that was fun! Been quite a while since I have worked a sprint, actually been quite a
while since I have played radio! Decided to do this sprint running in the blue category, ran
@ 1 watt and worked Jerry K9PMV Blue Island IL. on 20 right off the bat, must have had a
pipeline to Blue Island, ended the sprint in QSO with Jim NV9X Blue Island IL...I was able
to meet my goal of working at least 1 station on 20,40 and 80 thanks to John K8JD who was
the only signal I heard on 80 meters..Great ears John! Hoping things calm down around here
and I can get back to SKCC fun again...Thanks and 72/73 to all!



KD5MMM Operated by: Phil, 4209T from TX

Lots of stations on tonight, gud fun.
73 all ..



KLUW Operated by: Russ, 1702T from NE

Didn't hear any DX but stateside stations were plentiful. A very nice sprint - not much
QRM or QRN.. Hope everyone had a good time.



K4JPN Operated by: Steve, 2402T from GA

Good to hear 20M open. 73, Steve K4JPN



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999TX4 from MO

Only got to work the last hour. all s&p had good time.



K8JD Operated by: John, 1395T from MI

Only worked 40 and 80M, noise on 80 wasn't too bad tonight. Glad to be hearing a lot of
newer numbers in the sprint.



WA5VQM Operated by: Mark, 58T from TX

Rough going with all the QRN here. Lots of QSB on 20 as well. Hopefully things will
improve as we head into the fall. 73, Mark




N3EIN Operated by: Matt, 6742 from PA

I decided to start on 80m as the Special Member K3MSB is only 28 miles away from my QTH.
That plan was not successful, but I did have a short QSO (lots of QRN) with K3DES who is
only 11 miles away. I moved on to 40m with good signals and then finished up on 20m
working the always reliable Russ, Sandy, Jon, and Clyde. Propagation was good tonight, but
different as I didn't hear anyone west of Nevada. Good Fun! 73 Matt



W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

Last month I thought I sent in report, but didnt check, and it didnt go--- Hope this
month my report goes through OK---- It was a nice active sprint--- worked some states
I usually dont work and missed some I usually get... Allways great fun especially with a
decent band.... 73 ED



NV9X Operated by: Jim, 1358T from IL

20 was gud tonite. Stayed on 20 es 40. No 80. Fun as always. Great way to spend a couple of
hours on a weekday evening. Wish there was more of them. Lots of stations participating
tonite. Got some new ones. Was going to try this in back yard but, mosquitos look at me and
think, buffet. Great job es TU SKCC.




N4QLB Operated by: Michael, 6650T from AL

I was busy on 20 mtrs until about 2130 UTC and then it died. Moved to 40 mtrs and worked
several before time ran out. Needed 3 more for Tx3 and 5 states to complete 20 mtr WAS after
sprint totals. Notable stations were W4KRN and WB0RHJ. Worked a number of first timers. Lots
of Ts and a few Cs. Another great SKS! Thanks to all that worked me.



W1EJ Operated by: Ed, 1594T from MI

On vacation in Michigan for 2 months so I brought my QRP Plus and a wire antenna. Strung
the dipole up in some trees at my Sister In-Law's house and found out the power cord for
the LDG auto tuner was missing. Worked without a tuner on 40 only. Worked stations from NY
to Nebraska and a few had to struggle to copy my weak signal but I had a ball. I think it
is much easier to do well here in the East, I would have to work much harder from the home
QTH of Northern California! Maybe conditions are better???



K9PMV Operated by: Jerry, 1438 from IL

After 4 QSOs on 20m, QSYed to 7.114 and stayed there for the rest of the event. Good to
see so much activity on this portion of the 40 meter band.



K6CSL Operated by: Bert, 4486 from CA

20M sounded good this evening here in SJV. I spent the first half hour checking 10M and
15M. I was hearing one, non-participating station in a QSO on 21060 about 00:25Z. I moved
to 20, where I worked W4TMW and KD0V and then I began paying attention to the Fox Hunt.
CU fer the next SKCC Sprint, or in next WES. Bert, K6CSL



N2AUR Operated by: George, 5841T from NJ

This was my first SKS. Worked WES many times, but SKS is like WES on speed! I even had to
change from my trusty 1867 cast iron hand key to my Western Union 1A polechanger for more
speed. I think I'm addicted - great fun! I'll be back. Thanks to all my contacts who made
it so much fun.

My speed key -Western Union 1A polechanger



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

I think conditions were better than they have been for the last few months. I worked 20
for the first hour or so and then went to 40. There seemed to be LOTS of activity with a
lot of stations in a small area of the band. The QRN on 40 was manageable this time and
there were some BIG signals on tonight. My 4.5 watts got through to Russ K0LUW - first
time this summer!!! First QSO was with Ed W7GVE out in AZ who is usually always one of my
first contacts. I used my Ten Tec Argonaut V along with the German Telefunken WW2 straight
key and the Blue Racer Deluxe bug - switching back and forth between the two. Had a good
time as usual, and I am looking forward to the quieter winter time conditions.



NUMP Operated by: Bill, 659T from MO

Another great sprint and lots of fun. Worked Russ K0LUW on 40 and ran into Kieth WI0S, on
80 mtrs. I was using an 160 mtr loop ant. Seemed to be working well for me. Went to the
cushcraft ATB-34 on 20 mtrs for a couple of contacts to finish out the sprint. 73 from
Garden City, MO....Bill N0UMP...659T



WMSM Operated by: Mark, 6585T from MO

good sprint tonite...finally the quiet band we waited so long for here in the
midwest...used my old 820s and the navy flamepruf...thanks to everyone for the
contacts...73 Mark W0MSM



WABGV Operated by: Slim, 5465T from MO

Slow start for me but after it got going I thought the sprint was not long enough.
Missed Rick (K0KEX) by 1 minute. 73 de Slim



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

BUMMER!! Just got home at 0258 zulu.
Hope it was a fun one. Next time.

73,
Randy_KB4QQJ

Another favorite portable site



WIS Operated by: Kieth, 2048T from MN

Only made 3 qso's on 80 meters, the last being with 81 year old Max wa9fyn a non-member.
We rag chewed for nearly and hour about old radios and stuff and the longer we carried on
the better the sigs got. Some wish for Ol-Sol to get some spots, for me, bring on the
cooler temps and settled weather patterns with less qrn and I am happy. I am already
getting primed up for 160 and 80 meters again this season. 73, Kieth wi0s

DX60b/HR10 with HG10b vfo/Kent sk and Lionel J-36 Bug (not pictured)



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609T from NV

This was another 20M SKS here in Nevada. The 40M QRN was high and signals generally weak,
so after wasting about 15 minutes making only three Contacts, I returned to 20M.

First QSO was with SKCC old-timer WA5HDL, Steve, in Texas. Very little was heard from the
SE USA, but New England was pretty well represented by KB1PBA (MA), N1WPU (ME), WA1AR
(MA), KB1ODO (rare VT), and AB1BW (CT). Stations in Missouri and Texas were especially
numerous.

I was using an old E. F. Johnson brass straight key and my hand got pretty tired toward
the end as my letters started to "slur" a bit. Back to the side-swiper next time.



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

I missed the first half-hour because a dog ate my SKS reminder note, but I had a good time
in spite of the late start. Strange 20 meter conditions - 599 stations were hearing me
just 559, and those I heard 559 were giving me 589 & 599. Go figure.

If all goes as planned (boy, isn't that tempting fate?), this will be my last SKCC event
as K9ZMD/6. The antenna comes down tomorrow, and you'll be hearing K9ZMD/7 during future
sprints.

Thanks to all for the fun this evening; hope to be playing radios again by late September. 73

Gary, K9ZMD/6
Palmdale, CA



N2JNZ Operated by: George, 2836T from NY

Many thanks to all who heard me !!! K8WSN , W8JWA , K4ZGB , WI1B , N1DBS , N8AMM , W4KRN (
Thanks Karen !!!) , K4CNW , K8JD amd last but not least CT1BWW !! Power out from 8 AA
batteries was 800 mw to the ZeroFive 40m vertical. Nice to play in my backyard with nice
cool temps and very little nasty critters biting me !!! Bug was my usual Annie !! had a
bit of trouble sending with the TV tray moving a bit !! Thanks to all again !!!!

Backyard station ...............



VA3TSK Operated by: Greg, 4521 from ON

On vacation, so worked portable QRP from the cottage we rent in Tobermory, ON. Rig was
IC703 at 5W. Antenna was a 102' G5RV in an inverted-vee configuration with apex at about
40 feet in trees behind the cottage. Conditions seemed good. Lots of people on the
bands; had to wait for several S&P QSO's. Always fun!



K6FFY Operated by: Nick, 1221T from WA

Since I'm not big into contesting, I really enjoy the nice relaxed atmosphere of these
sprints.



KKI Operated by: Jack, 2370T from WI

Another fine sprint. Most on 40...felt like the Maytag repairman on 80. Dennis (WD9DWE)
you were right, we seemed to be the only two signals there for a while. Used the EF
Johnson Speedx bug. Thanks again for being out there...a LOT of great signals.



KDV Operated by: Merlin, 1243T from MN

Good sprint. 20M was lively for most of the evening.



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173T from OK

Great sprint! It appears that a lot of members participated, for I heard a lot more than
I could possibly work. Started on 20 and ended on 40 running 5 watts.



WB4OFT Operated by: John, 958 from NC

Another good sprint. This was my second and I improved my score from the previous sprint.
Lot of fun. Look forward to next time.



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from NY

Bands in gud shape here in WNY for this sprint. Worked SKS'ers on 80, 40 & 20m under
generally gud conditions. Rig: IC-7000 into either a ground mtd. 5 band vertical or a 5
band dipole up 30 ft., straight key. CU all next SKS, 73.



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

There was Lots of opening activity on 20m again. Spent the first hour there working all
search and pounce. Spent most of remainder CQing on 40 and 80. (Need more op's to try
80m!) Only worked one station who wasn't either a C or T. The photo is of a key I
assembled years ago, but for this sprint I used my trusty Junker key. Rig: Elecraft K3
running 10 watts to 100-ft wire up 30-ft.

Nye Speed-X hardware mounted on lucite base.



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

Another great SKS, the conditions on 40 meters was interesting, Russ K0LUW was my second
QSO running 599. George N2JNZ looks like you had a great time, sri I didn't hear you.
Bob, VE3AKV, UR 5W was strong here..gud to hear you again. Stayed on 40 M until the last
15 minutes, went to 80 M to catch some locals and ran into WD9DWE Dennis & KK0I Jack, and
just as the SKS ended I hear Slim WA0BGV 50 miles to the south calling to compare notes,
next time Slim...thanks to all for the great contacts....73 Rick




N1LU/1 Operated by: Don, 2252T from MA

Camping at Scusset Beach State Park in MA. Very high QRN; maybe from the power plant
across the canal. Only 1 QSO on 20 and the rest (9) on 40m. Using an FT-817, Elecraft T1
tuner, to a 36' inverted "L" between two 16' fishing poles and a 33' counterpoise.



W4TMW Operated by: Tom, 6184C from GA

Another great SKS.
I also started on 20 then went to 40 after the first hr. and
never gave a thought to 80. Early on, I wondered what all the activity was
next to 'my' operating freq. .....lo and behold it was Mark K3MSB
with a good sig. but I too, had to get in line ;0)
Band condx were 'almost good' from GA, since the left coast guys were weak
and I didn't hr many DX stations (and wrkd none).

Considering all the activity on 40, it might be time to look for
a narrower cw filter for my TS180. :0)

73
Thanks for the memories.




K8WSN Operated by: Bill, 4986T from MI

Great conditions on 40 meters tonight, with big signals and a low noise level here.
Propagation especially good on the more northerly paths. Congrats to George, N2JNZ -
Your 800 mw was solid copy here in west Michigan. Thanks to everybody for so much
enthusiastic participation. It makes the SKS something to look forward to every month.
73, Bill



AB1BW Operated by: George, 2468T from CT

As always, this was another great sprint. Made contacts on 20, 40 and 80 meters.
Thanks, Mark, for the two bands. It was nice to see other CT stations in there. See you
for the next one. 73, George



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold, 3946C from SK

The band is improving and the qsb less. Tnx all.



K5UI Operated by: Jim, 2980 from TX

Enjoyed the contest. Used my SKCC NT9K Pump key for the entire time - a big change for a
bug user. Had a very slow start, but 20 was active. Made a few Q's on 40 in between as
well, but summer QRN was quite high. In all, a good contest for me - picked up 2 much-
needed states for SKCC WAS and several new SKCC numbers for Centurian. (Kenwood TS-940SAT
to 6BTV trap vertical over 800' radials.) 73, Jim



K5MBA Operated by: Bob, 3481 from TX

My now have a vanity call sign. My original call sign was WB5MWL. My new vanity call
sign is K5MBA.



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773T from OH

The way it started off, I thought I was in the middle of the MI QSO party. Four of my
first five contacts were to Michigan! There were some nice strong signals on 40 meters
this evening. 20 meters wasn't too bad either. I only went until about 9:20 local time,
but had a great time. 73 to all, and see you in the next sprint.



OE3LHB Operated by: Heinz, NOTMEMBER from Austria

With a very limited antenna - a short mobile whip - I had only one contact here in
Austria although I could copy more of you. Nevertheless it gave a lot of fun! cuagn



N3WT Operated by: John, 4965T from MD

Good conditions on 40 meters. Nice to work S52CC #5011 on 40 meters during the Sprint.
Had to dig to hear him through all the strong US stations on 40 meters.
The SKCC is a very fine CW club and it's growth is further proof that CW is Alive and
Well. N3WT



KA1XC Operated by: John, 5188T from MA

40 Meters was in pretty good shape so I spent all my time there last night. My first CQ
caused a run of 8 stations on 7052, that was fun, thanks everybody!
Ran IC-7700 100W to dipole up 50' and NT9K/SKCC pump key. 73!



K3MSB Operated by: Mark, 5965C from PA

To say that I had an outstanding time as this months bonus station would be a significant
understatement! Great to work all of you. I gave the Hallicrafters and B&W gear a rest
this sprint and used my 756PIII and J-38 with an A3 on 20M and HF2V on 40/80M. Worked
20M until 0100Z, then spent the next thirty minutes on 40M; both bands were hopping!
Went up to 80M at 0130Z and it was really dead. I thought about heading back to 40M,
but every time I was ready to QSY I got another contact. Lord willing, I hope to see all
of you again next Sprint!



N8BB Operated by: Werner, 5433T from MI

What can I say, too many things to do.



NB4F Operated by: Bob, 3355 from GA

Hello all,

This was my first SKS. I generally can't play them as the local club meeting is
the same evening.
I only worked on station. It was near the end of the sprint.
He had the patience of Job with me.

Looking forward to working all of you nice folks.

73
Bob
NB4F # 3355



AJ4SB Operated by: Rob, 5552T from FL

I was tired and had a lot of chores, but managed to work a few stations in between. I
look forward to WES.



WA9VEE Operated by: Wayne, 4844C from WI

20m 1st half hour, then 40m. Sorry I missed you K6FFY to late contest QRM.



K5LSU Operated by: Dana, 4947 from LA

First time for the Amateur Radio Society at LSU to participate in a SKS.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.426
Updated: August 28, 2010 0257 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB