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Sprint Date: November 24, 2010





Special SKCC member: Ed - W7GVE
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 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 49 28 240 1612
1 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 49 26 230 1504
2 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 44 26 230 1374
3 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 37 24 265 1153
4 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 39 20 220 1000
5 3 NE7D Rock 665T OR 36 20 225 945
6 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 32 21 220 892
7 3 K5IZO John 1507C TX 30 21 195 825
8 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 33 18 230 824
9 3 NTA John 2826T CO 33 18 225 819
10 3 K5LSU Dana 4947 LA 32 19 190 798
11 3 KC3QU Hank 4567T AL 31 20 150 770
12 3 W3OKC Steve 7186C PA 27 20 155 695
13 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 31 16 190 686
14 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 24 19 175 631
15 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 26 17 180 622
16 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 26 18 145 613
17 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 26 15 195 585
18 3 W4FOA T 641T GA 26 16 165 581
19 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 22 18 160 556
20 3 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 20 18 155 515
21 3 N3GWZ Pat 7234 MD 18 17 175 481
22 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 20 15 180 480
23 3 AC7T Doug 5368T WA 23 13 175 474
24 3 KARJY Reg 4100T MN 22 14 145 453
25 3 W7SRM Steve 6836 OR 19 14 180 446
26 4 VE5SG Garry 6154T SK 19 14 175 441
27 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 18 14 155 407
28 3 K6KQV Bill 2626 CA 19 12 175 403
29 3 W3IQ Bud 6891C OH 21 12 115 367
30 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 16 11 175 351
31 3 N4FI Dan 324T VA 15 14 125 335
32 3 N2FJ Fred 4410 NY 16 13 120 328
33 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 18 12 110 326
34 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 15 14 95 305
35 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 14 11 150 304
36 3 KK7S Chad 6730C WA 14 11 100 254
37 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 12 11 120 252
38 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 13 10 120 250
39 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 11 8 160 248
40 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 12 11 115 247
41 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 11 11 115 236
42 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 13 10 100 230
43 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 12 11 95 227
44 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 15 8 100 220
45 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 13 10 85 215
46 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 10 10 100 200
47 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 11 11 75 196
48 3 WAYEI Russ 6300C TX 12 9 85 193
49 3 KCVNK Scott 3522T MN 12 11 60 192
50 3 K2VT Randy 1050T NJ 11 10 80 190
51 3 K7SDW Greg 6224T CA 11 9 85 184
51 3 NUYN Dennis 5753C MO 11 9 85 184
53 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 10 7 110 180
54 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 9 8 100 172
55 3 WB5UAA Guy 6711 TX 9 9 80 161
56 3 W2HWW Tony 4488 NJ 9 7 85 148
57 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 7 7 95 144
58 3 N1DN Phil 6482C CT 7 7 90 139
59 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 8 7 80 136
60 3 KB1OIQ Andy 6265 MA 8 7 70 126
61 3 KA8HDE Chuck 6913 MN 6 6 85 121
62 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 8 6 70 118
63 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 8 4 80 112
64 3 WD9DWE Dennis 1564T IN 8 8 45 109
65 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T ON 9 8 35 107
66 3 KB1NHV Art 2775 VT 8 7 50 106
67 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 5 5 75 100
68 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 6 6 60 96
69 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 6 5 65 95
70 3 K3YP Ray 5101T OH 5 5 65 90
70 3 N5RKD Bill 7176 NM 5 5 65 90
72 3 K4XML Mark 7034 VA 7 6 45 87
73 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 6 6 50 86
74 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 4 4 65 81
75 3 K6BHH Curt 3646 CA 6 4 55 79
76 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 6 6 35 71
77 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209T TX 5 4 50 70
78 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 3 3 55 64
78 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 3 3 55 64
80 2 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 5 5 35 60
81 3 WB5JWI Les 5013T TX 4 4 40 56
82 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 4 3 40 52
83 3 WD4SCZ Emil 556T KY 4 3 35 47
84 3 K6JJH Jim 6573 CA 4 4 30 46
85 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 5 3 30 45
86 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 6 4 20 44
87 3 N5ZMO Dick 479 TX 4 4 25 41
88 3 NES Mark 6585T MO 3 3 30 39
89 2 W1WQG Bruce 3427 CT 4 4 20 36
89 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 4 4 20 36
91 2 AK3X Peter 7217 MD 3 3 20 29
91 3 AC5CW Eric 4229T LA 3 3 20 29
91 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 3 3 20 29
91 4 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 3 3 20 29
95 2 KDR David 5808T KS 2 2 20 24
95 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 2 2 20 24
97 1 WA2OQJ Jim 5941T NY 2 2 15 19
98 2 K7HAP Hap 7112 VA 2 2 10 14
98 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 2 2 10 14
100 2 N5JKY Mike 85 OK 1 1 10 11
100 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 1 1 10 11
100 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 1 1 10 11
100 3 W5KDM Noel 4812 MS 1 1 10 11
100 4 EA1EVA Javi 5871T Spain 1 1 10 11
105 2 WB8SDA Carmen 2339 OH 1 1 5 6
106 3 K5KGK Ken 7216 TX 1 1 0 1
107 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 0 0 0 0

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
- *3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 49 28 240 1612
1 1 WA2OQJ Jim 5941T NY 2 2 15 19
1 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 26 17 180 622
2 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 22 18 160 556
3 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 15 14 95 305
4 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 10 7 110 180
5 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T ON 9 8 35 107
6 2 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 5 5 35 60
7 2 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 4 3 40 52
8 2 W1WQG Bruce 3427 CT 4 4 20 36
9 2 AK3X Peter 7217 MD 3 3 20 29
10 2 KDR David 5808T KS 2 2 20 24
11 2 K7HAP Hap 7112 VA 2 2 10 14
12 2 N5JKY Mike 85 OK 1 1 10 11
13 2 WB8SDA Carmen 2339 OH 1 1 5 6
1 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 49 26 230 1504
2 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 44 26 230 1374
3 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 37 24 265 1153
4 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 39 20 220 1000
5 3 NE7D Rock 665T OR 36 20 225 945
6 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 32 21 220 892
7 3 K5IZO John 1507C TX 30 21 195 825
8 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 33 18 230 824
9 3 NTA John 2826T CO 33 18 225 819
10 3 K5LSU Dana 4947 LA 32 19 190 798
11 3 KC3QU Hank 4567T AL 31 20 150 770
12 3 W3OKC Steve 7186C PA 27 20 155 695
13 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 31 16 190 686
14 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 24 19 175 631
15 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 26 18 145 613
16 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 26 15 195 585
17 3 W4FOA T 641T GA 26 16 165 581
18 3 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 20 18 155 515
19 3 N3GWZ Pat 7234 MD 18 17 175 481
20 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 20 15 180 480
21 3 AC7T Doug 5368T WA 23 13 175 474
22 3 KARJY Reg 4100T MN 22 14 145 453
23 3 W7SRM Steve 6836 OR 19 14 180 446
24 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 18 14 155 407
25 3 K6KQV Bill 2626 CA 19 12 175 403
26 3 W3IQ Bud 6891C OH 21 12 115 367
27 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 16 11 175 351
28 3 N4FI Dan 324T VA 15 14 125 335
29 3 N2FJ Fred 4410 NY 16 13 120 328
30 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 18 12 110 326
31 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 14 11 150 304
32 3 KK7S Chad 6730C WA 14 11 100 254
33 3 K4NVJ Joe 393 AL 12 11 120 252
34 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 13 10 120 250
35 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 11 8 160 248
36 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 12 11 115 247
37 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 11 11 115 236
38 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 13 10 100 230
39 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 12 11 95 227
40 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 15 8 100 220
41 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 13 10 85 215
42 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 10 10 100 200
43 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 11 11 75 196
44 3 WAYEI Russ 6300C TX 12 9 85 193
45 3 KCVNK Scott 3522T MN 12 11 60 192
46 3 K2VT Randy 1050T NJ 11 10 80 190
47 3 K7SDW Greg 6224T CA 11 9 85 184
47 3 NUYN Dennis 5753C MO 11 9 85 184
49 3 N2UM Gary 3041T NY 9 8 100 172
50 3 WB5UAA Guy 6711 TX 9 9 80 161
51 3 W2HWW Tony 4488 NJ 9 7 85 148
52 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 7 7 95 144
53 3 N1DN Phil 6482C CT 7 7 90 139
54 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 8 7 80 136
55 3 KB1OIQ Andy 6265 MA 8 7 70 126
56 3 KA8HDE Chuck 6913 MN 6 6 85 121
57 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 8 6 70 118
58 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 8 4 80 112
59 3 WD9DWE Dennis 1564T IN 8 8 45 109
60 3 KB1NHV Art 2775 VT 8 7 50 106
61 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 5 5 75 100
62 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 6 6 60 96
63 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 6 5 65 95
64 3 K3YP Ray 5101T OH 5 5 65 90
64 3 N5RKD Bill 7176 NM 5 5 65 90
66 3 K4XML Mark 7034 VA 7 6 45 87
67 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 6 6 50 86
68 3 KCRSX Len 14 MN 4 4 65 81
69 3 K6BHH Curt 3646 CA 6 4 55 79
70 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 6 6 35 71
71 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209T TX 5 4 50 70
72 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 3 3 55 64
72 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672 SK 3 3 55 64
74 3 WB5JWI Les 5013T TX 4 4 40 56
75 3 WD4SCZ Emil 556T KY 4 3 35 47
76 3 K6JJH Jim 6573 CA 4 4 30 46
77 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 5 3 30 45
78 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 6 4 20 44
79 3 N5ZMO Dick 479 TX 4 4 25 41
80 3 NES Mark 6585T MO 3 3 30 39
81 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 4 4 20 36
82 3 AC5CW Eric 4229T LA 3 3 20 29
82 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 3 3 20 29
84 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 2 2 20 24
85 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 2 2 10 14
86 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 1 1 10 11
86 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 1 1 10 11
86 3 W5KDM Noel 4812 MS 1 1 10 11
89 3 K5KGK Ken 7216 TX 1 1 0 1
90 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 0 0 0 0
1 4 VE5SG Garry 6154T SK 19 14 175 441
2 4 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 3 3 20 29
3 4 EA1EVA Javi 5871T Spain 1 1 10 11

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 1 AL 5 AR 0 AZ 1 CA 7 CO 1 CT 2 DE 0 FL 1 GA 2
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 4 IN 3 KS 1 KY 2 LA 2 MA 3 MD 4
ME 0 MI 1 MN 7 MO 7 MS 2 MT 1 NC 1 ND 0 NE 1 NH 0
NJ 5 NM 1 NV 1 NY 7 OH 5 OK 2 OR 2 PA 2 RI 0 SC 1
SD 0 TX 9 TN 1 UT 0 VA 4 VT 1 WA 3 WI 0 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: TX 9
Total USA participants: 104
Total non-USA participants: 4

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 15 AL 110 AR 0 AZ 49 CA 52 CO 33 CT 11 DE 0 FL 10 GA 50
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 33 IN 28 KS 2 KY 37 LA 35 MA 54 MD 47
ME 0 MI 4 MN 77 MO 98 MS 6 MT 3 NC 22 ND 0 NE 37 NH 0
NJ 37 NM 5 NV 39 NY 69 OH 72 OK 7 OR 55 PA 35 RI 0 SC 5
SD 0 TX 91 TN 7 UT 0 VA 25 VT 8 WA 81 WI 0 WV 26 WY 0

State with most QSOs: AL 110
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1375
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 32

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, Spain, USA

Soapbox


NV9X Operated by: Jim, 1358T from IL

6 Qs and that's it. Not feeling well tonite. TNX.




WB5UAA Operated by: Guy, 6711 from TX

Great sprint! Everybody I called camed back to me. 80M was great tonight!



KK7S Operated by: Chad, 6730C from WA

Only had about 20 minutes this time, but had to get on and use my straight key. Heard
lots of activity. See you all next time! 73, Chadd KK7S



KB1OIQ Operated by: Andy, 6265 from MA

This was my first SKS sprint and it was a lot of fun. I got quite a few new numbers as I
work toward Centurion. Thanks and 73!



K8IJ Operated by: Chas, 4781T from KY

Great fun as always. Had to fight off some FISTS members - hi hi. Thanks to all. Vy 73
and Happy Holidays to all, Chas



N2UM Operated by: Gary, 3041T from NY

Had Fun! 50 watts using my Drake 2C & 2NT w/HA-5 vfo. I kept forgetting to move the vfo
to match the receiver frequency!



WIS Operated by: Kieth, 2048T from MN

Late start, got in 50 minutes and slow going but west coast was strong on 40 meters. Fun
time as always. 73 Kieth



WABGV Operated by: Slim, 5465T from MO

Hey! Two hours sure passes by quickly. Lots of 80 mtr activity es some on 40 with a few
on 160.
Thanks to all es See you next time. Gotcha again Rick (K0KEX)! de Slim



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999T from MO

Bad nite. S9+noise level on 80m and only band working from here. Feel lucky I got the 2
contacts I did get. Next Month



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt, 3018T from NJ

Only 6 contacts this evening, but still, a fun event. Weapon of choice was my Kenwood
TS440S, 75 watts to a vertical. Kent straight key from England. See y'all next time.




NTA Operated by: John, 2826T from CO

Started late - still adjusting to the time change! Spent most of my time on 40m (7.05 and
7.11), then tried 80m for the last 20 minutes. Signals appeared weaker than usual, but
Elecraft has implemented a new Audio Peaking Filter which helped a whole bunch. Used a
K3/100, vertical, and K2RFP logger.



KC4FLT Operated by: Carl, 3625 from AL

Thanks!! got on late as usual, but had a good time nice to see friends like w7gve on the
air. Thanks to all the folks who make this happen. 73!!



N4QLB Operated by: Michael, 6650T from AL

I stayed on 40 meters hovering around ED W7GVE on 7.114. A couple of new ones for me and a
few more new Ts for the X4 designator. Thanks to all that worked me.

Current Tx4 Worked List



WA5VQM Operated by: Mark, 58T from TX

I didn't make a lot of QSOs but it was a great sprint. Things sure sounded busy. Looking
forward to the next one. 73 to all.



K6KQV Operated by: Bill, 2626 from CA

80 meters was really starting to open up tonight.
Had a lot of fun.

Vy 73

Bill K6KQV



WA2OQJ Operated by: Jim, 5941T from NY

Yaesu FT-817 @ 1 watt 80 meter dipole - With the holiday right around the corner I could
only spare a half hour tonight...Dont know whats going on with 40, the last 2 weeks have
been terrible...What signals I could hear (and there were very few) would disappear quickly
via deep QSB...80 started out good, worked Steve W3OKC and right at the end I could barely
hear him as I have a localized QRN (10 over! line noise) that has plagued me lately...I
could hear signals but was very hard through the noise. Finally worked Dave W3NP when the
noise abated for a couple of mins...Only 2 QSO's but wanted to participate and get a log in
to keep the numbers up...Fun as always, Happy Thanksgiving to one and all!!!



KLUW Operated by: Russ, 1702T from NE

The stations on the sprint tonight were unusually weak. I think the band conditions were
way down. Couldn't hear many of the QRP guys..



W7SRM Operated by: Steve, 6836 from OR

My first full SKS event. Prop was great to start. Best of all I worked 16 new member numbers! 73 Steve W7SRM



KDV Operated by: Merlin, 1243T from MN

It was a good evening for a sprint here in Minnesota. Temp was 18 degrees F. making the
G5RV a little better conductivitly. Wish I had had more than one hour.



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

Much better conditions this time. Made a few coast to coast Qso's on 40 but didn't hear
much else. Went to 80 about 25 minutes in to the event and stayed there - lots of
activity. Some real strong signals and the propagation seemed somewhat long. Used my "new"
German Junker key along with the Vibroplex Presentation bug. Ran 5 watts with the Omni 6+.
The fastest 2 hours of the month. Enjoyed it as usual. Worked some really high numbers
this time.

Junker Key along with Vibroplex Presentation Bug



KACSW Operated by: Jim, 3741T from MN

Again, had a great time. 20 meters was not good at all.
40 and 80 were real good. Seamed to have a lot of QRM tonight. I know I could not finish a
contact with KA2KGP, sorry OM, the QRM got ya!!
73
Jim



WB8SDA Operated by: Carmen, 2339 from OH

Well after my last personal best, well, I didn't get a goose egg....and I forgot to adjust
my planner for the time change from daylight savings so I lost the first hour. So much
for the excuses. Still happy to have put Ohio on the air. See you on the next one...73, WB8SDA



W4FOA Operated by: T, 641T from GA

Excellent conditions on 80 meters.



NES Operated by: Mark, 6585T from MO

worked the last 10 minutes ..made 3 quick qso`s ...got busy and forgot abt sprint
tonite ,sounded like 80 was hoppin`,wish I was there....73 all Mark NE0S



KD5MMM Operated by: Phil, 4209T from TX

gud to get back on the key after SS last weekend. Not much time though.
73 all ..



N3EIN Operated by: Matt, 6742T from PA

I made my standard 1 QSO on 20m before the band quit with Jon N1NV at 0005Z. I could hear
Ed working the special station and Russ in NE but 40m seemed too long for them, but I was
able to work Paul NG7Z in WA. Thanks for 2 bands Tom K4ZGB and Mark K3MSB for the home
state PA QSO. It was tough going this time as 40m was kaput by 0115z and 80m was crowded,
but still great fun. Thanks everyone and see you all in the December WES.

Matt - Ten-Tec C21/G5RV-"Lite"/SKCC Pro Pump



K9PL Operated by: Philip, 258T from IL

20-meters nil, 40-meters poor, 80-meters better. QRN all bands.



WAYEI Operated by: Russ, 6300C from TX

Got started a little late, but still had a great time!



KCRSX Operated by: Len, 14 from MN

Were the bands as crummy as I think????



NUMP Operated by: Bill, 659T from MO

Started on 40 and made most q's there but then 40 died so I moved to 80 and played there
until the finish. Had fun. 73 from Western Missouri..Bill N0UMP 659T




W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

Fun as always..At times I has pileups and would only catch one stn---- East coast was
stronger signals than midwest--- Great fun and thanks to all those who were patient
--- What fun but short 2 hours SEEMS SO SHORT 73 ED



KARJY Operated by: Reg, 4100T from MN

Nice to see so many members working on getting their "C". These SKS sprints are just
plain fun. Thanks to all for helping me have such a great time.

Tonight I used my Hustler 6BTV and my NYE Straight Key.



WL7WH Operated by: Bob, 2940T from AK

Another fun sprint....condx here in Ak weird.



KB1NHV Operated by: Art, 2775 from VT

Enjoyed the Sprint. 2 hours goes by too fast! Thought I would be able to work a few more
on 160 but was glad to work WA0BGV on 160 and 80. QRN was quite bad on 80.
Look forward to the next one.



NE7D Operated by: Rock, 665T from OR

Really had something going on 40M, but sure dropped off when I went to 80. Haven't done
one of these in months -- sure was fun! Always enjoy meeting new members and am happy
to hear from old SKCC friends, too. Heck, I guess what I liked most was getting back on
a straight key again! Gotta keep my fist from going stale.......
Tnx for all the contacts, guys -- hope to see you all again in another Sprint soon.
73, Rock Salem, Oregon



N1DN Operated by: Phil, 6482C from CT

Thanks to all for the contacts tonight. Phil



AK3X Operated by: Peter, 7217 from MD

Operated from my car as usual...DSW-40 at 3W and a Hustler Mobile Antenna. Old Navy Vibroplex. Lousy condx on
40... alas I have nothing for 80M. Thanks to all three of you who heard me! 73 Pete



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609T from NV

The 20 meter band had a little life during the beginning of the sprint, but it was gone by
0030Z. WL7WH, Bob, had the big signal on that band.

I moved down to 40 meters and did some "search-and-pounce" until I could find an open slot
to call some CQ's. An "EA1" was copied weakly, but no QSO. The Minnesota guys were in
evidence there along with VE5SG and his big signal from the north. Hey Chuck (KA8HDE in
MN), what happened to the opening dot on all your CW characters? I copied your name as
"CSACU" until I discovered that the opening dots were missing from the letters. Maybe the
oscillator is slow to take off when you key it?

With 15 minutes to go, I finally gave up on 40 meters and dropped down to 80 meters where
the heavy activity was taking place. Another enjoyable sprint is now history.



KCVNK Operated by: Scott, 3522T from MN

It was alot of fun as always. I know now I have room for improvement for next time. Best
73's.



NUYN Operated by: Dennis, 5753C from MO

Interesting to hear how band conditions vary throughout the country. Locally, 40 was
noisy and weak while 80 was unusually quiet and strong for medium range stations. I
haven't heard Canadian stations in the last couple of sprints. Good SKS. 73.



VE3FUJ Operated by: Brion, 4936T from ON

I started on 80 and did well for the first 45 min. then the Band seemed to close up. I
moved to 40 on the hr. and did poorly for 30 min. then back to 80 For one more. For a
total of not so good. I wonder if condx were poor elsewhere. I did have fun though I did
good on Multi's 8 out of 9 Qso's. I'm for the ones I missed. See you all next month. And
a happy Thanks-Giving to all in the US. We've had ours over a month ago. 73 Brion VE3FUJ



N5JKY Operated by: Mike, 85 from OK

Between the early start time (missed the first hour thanks to being a working stiff), and
the number of very strong stations, it was not a good night for this QRP op. Oh well,
here's to you Dennis WD9DWE for making sure I didn't get skunked! 73 all de N5JKY



W5KDM Operated by: Noel, 4812 from MS

Awful conditions here in Mississippi. The first few stations I called did not respond.
When Russ, K0LUW, gave me a 339 I new it was time to call it a night. As the saying goes,
wait until next time!



AC5CW Operated by: Eric, 4229T from LA

I planned on operating the First Hour. That got cut short, i added two new states
towards w.a.s. 20m with 17 minutes invested :-) tnx to Russ KOLUW and Bob WL7WH for the
new ones.



VE5CUL Operated by: Brian, 1672 from SK

I brought my supper into the shack and listened on 40. I was sorry to hear some of you
answer me and then vanish as the band went out and we couldn't finish the exchange.
Thanks for the 3 contacts that worked. It's getting colder here and I will be inside and
on the air more so hope to catch up with more of you another time.
73 - Brian




N2JNZ Operated by: George, 2836T from NY

Thanks to all who worked me !! Band condx were HORRIBLE ..... QRN bad on 40 and 80 ..
Thanks to Rocky , NE7D and Paul , NG7Z for Qs on 40 meters. My wife got me a Vizkey
Vertical for my Birthday (the 26th but got it early for the Sprint)..She is a
sweetheart !!!!..... thanks also to Fred , N2FJ , my bud and neighbor about 6 miles
away !!! Better condx next one I hope !!!

New Bug !!!!!



WD9DWE Operated by: Dennis, 1564T from IN

prop poor but still beats what we had lAST night w ith storms up north thew qrn was
AWFUL.. just almost dead tonight.
Dennis good fun though.



K6JJH Operated by: Jim, 6573 from CA

My first SKS. Nerves made me try and go too fast, but I'll get over that. ;)



AC7T Operated by: Doug, 5368T from WA

Sorry Ed, W7GVE, for the Dit-itis with the bug. I rearranged things around the shack (aka
the dining room table) just before the start of the contest, and, one of the wires became
cauht under the damper of my Vibroplex...

this was my first SKS using a bug. thanks, Darryl, WB9TCY, for helping me set up the
Vibroplex, and thanks to everyone else for your patience.

See you all next month.



WA5BUC Operated by: Fred, 6692 from TX

One of the most productive Sprints I've had. Got K1NV on 20 before it folded. 40 was the
money band for me: K8KIC, N8AMM, K4ZGB, K5IZO, K8AQM, N0UMP, KC3QU, W7GVE, & W8FHF. Rig:
FT-817 5w to a 66' end-fed wire. Thanksgiving greetings from my QTH to yours.



K2VT Operated by: Randy, 1050T from NJ

Could get on for only an hour so I could pick up my daughter from the train station. She's
home from college--third year at the Coast Guard Academy. 80 meters was good, ND0CW was
pounding in here. See you all next month



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

As always I had fun. Bands were out of sync but I finally found the right propagation on
80 meters. didn't hear a peep on 20 and 40 was dead until the last half hour. I think this
is the first time I didn't hear Bert, W5ZR or Russ K0LUW one single time! I got several
new numbers and managed to find two of my regulars, N2JNZ and N8BB. strongest signal was
Dave, W3NP at 20 over, always a nice signal.
I had some keying issues with RF getting into my little OHR rig. First time that has ever
happened.
Great job by Ed, W7GVE. well done om, and a steady stream you had going. My photo this
time is my haul from a recent hamfest. Five SKCC members stopped by Johns, N4NAB, table
and introduced themselves. Not bad for a small town NC hamfest. Special thanks to Dick,
K2RFP and Dave, KI6BHB for making it all happen. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Randy_KB4QQJ

JARSFEST haul from last weekend. Including the tuner, $250 :-)



NG7Z Operated by: Paul, 802T from WA

I think this is the first time Ed and I didn't work each other during a sprint. Lots of
activity this month. It's been a very long time since 80 has been so crowded. Nice to see
it open for a change. See you in the WES. 73 Paul NG7Z



KD2JC Operated by: Joe, 710T from NJ

Too many distractions at home to get serious. QRN also a factor. Still enjoyable. 73
and Happy Thanksgiving!



WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Not a peep heard on 20M. 40M and 80M were weird. 40 M Band was very long. Worked NE7D
in OR like he was a local. The mix of states I got were definately diffrent than I
usually get. Like every thing pushed out 500 miles.

See ya next time.
Alan



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from NY

Another nice SKS sprint. Bands were in decent shape this round. Happy Thanksgiving to
all. 73



KD5JHE Operated by: Jerry, 1976T from MS

I might have done better if most of my family had not piled into my shack to discuss
Thanksgiving procedures. Cost me an hour, oh well.
I wonder if it might be possible to make SKS a 4-hour run. There are so many members
now, seems so many are trying but just run out of time.
Thanks for the 2 new c/t q's for my Tx2 file.
73



EA1EVA Operated by: Javi, 5871T from Spain

Only QSO with K4CML, thanks Colin. The qrn this time was very STRONG. Until next SKCC
sprint. Javi 5871T



W4TMW Operated by: Tom, 6184T from GA

Gee, the bands were really crowded with skcc'ers. 20M seemed to be closed so it was 40
and 80 for me. I didn't find a single "C"....or any DX, for that matter. Thanks Ed (W7GVE)
for the contact. I believe Ed and I have worked every single SKS event I've ever
participated in....always a gud fist and gud signal.

Kenwood TS180S (barefoot)
Center-loaded, Off-Centerfed Dipole
Homebrew St

Tnx to all for another Great SKS.



W9LW Operated by: Jay, 6222T from IN

Forgot to adjust for standard time, didn't get started until 1 hour into the sprint! 80
meters was much more active than 40. I tried CQs around 7.050 and 7.114 (QRS) and didn't
get a single answer. Had a nice run on 80, though. Even worked Washington State (1,900
miles, not bad for 80!). Happy Thankgiving to all U.S. members!



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

I had only limited time for the sprint but thought I'd catch a couple of stations in the
final hour. However, due to the clock change the final hour had come and gone by the time
I got the rig on. So this is as good a forum as any to proclaim my annual oath against the
brainiac who invented daylight saving time and the dimwitted bureaucrats we elect to
tinker with our clocks and regulate our lives. Had I been operating during this sprint I
would have used my Elecraft K3 running 10 watts to random wire, plus the trusty old Junker
key.



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

Many good signals on 40 & 80 meters here in the midwest. Here I worked 40 for the first
30 minutes, then jumped to 80 to finish out the sprint. One of the highlights was my
last Q with KD8JHJ Mike. As we were exchanging info I could tell we were going to chat
for a while so I checked Mike's QRZ info. Mike has done a good job with his info on QRZ
and we continued chatting for 20 minutes. I enjoy reading everyone's posts, what a great
group. I am proud to be a part of the whole thing. 73 Happy Thanksgiving to all....
p.s. Ed, thanks for being the Special Station for this event.



K5ENA Operated by: John, 3045T from OK

80 Meters was decent. Only had time for a few contacts.



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773T from OH

I worked the special SKCC member and didn't even know it! I made 85.712) of my
contacts on 80 meters, and the rest on 40. Bands were a bit noisy here, but heard quite
a few strong signals. I like the 7:00 start time. See you in the WES. 73, Art



WB5JWI Operated by: Les, 5013T from TX

First sprint since May. Felt really good. Only in for an hour and band was bad but had a lot of fun. Thanks to all.



K4NVJ Operated by: Joe, 393 from AL

80 very lively!



K1PUB Operated by: Chas, 4101T from MA

20 was dead, tried 40 for a while but didn't hear much activity, so went to 80, which
seemed prety good. Still, seems like I struggled to make QSOs. People keep telling me I
need to get out more, perhaps they mean I need a better antenna?



N8BB Operated by: Werner, 5433T from MI

Flu bug got me and not much into anything but staying under the blanket but I had to get a
few contacts. Got Randy KB4QQJ first instead of last this time. If I get my stomach back
under control all will be fine. Oh yea, bands were stinky too.



W1EJ Operated by: Ed, 1594T from CA

Happy Thanksgiving



K5KGK Operated by: Ken, 7216 from TX

I'm new to CW. My first Sprint. Not a very big score, but better than 0. Thanks, Jim
K6JJH, for your patience! I hope to get better at this. Thanks, SKCC, for promoting CW
in a fun way.



K7SDW Operated by: Greg, 6224T from CA

Thanksgiving plans get in the way..but a few contacts were gratefully made and still had
fun hearing all the great stations on 40m. Only got one on 20m. Most unusual band
conditions. 73 and Best of Thanksgiving to all.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.426
Updated: November 27, 2010 0427 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB