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Sprint Date: April 27, 2011





Special SKCC member: Mark - K3MSB
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 92
         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 5965T PA 47 22 295 1329
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 52 26 345 1697
2 3 N8AMM Don 3198T MI 45 27 285 1500
3 3 NTA John 2826T CO 49 23 340 1467
4 3 NES Mark 6585T MO 39 24 275 1211
5 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 34 27 210 1128
6 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 43 19 280 1097
7 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 38 15 260 830
8 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 31 20 190 810
9 3 NTK Dan 7431T CO 27 20 155 695
10 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 32 15 210 690
11 3 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 24 20 195 675
12 3 K5IZO John 1507C TX 27 18 180 666
13 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 26 18 180 648
14 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 28 17 170 646
15 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438C IL 25 17 205 630
16 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 25 16 205 605
17 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 23 17 205 596
18 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 29 16 120 584
19 3 N5RKD Bill 7176T NM 23 18 155 569
20 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 23 16 195 563
21 3 WI1B Ken 6866C MA 22 17 180 554
22 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 20 16 225 545
23 2 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 22 16 185 537
24 3 K7TKT Brian 6695 ID 22 18 110 506
25 2 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 22 15 170 500
26 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 23 14 170 492
27 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 20 15 170 470
28 3 W6BIV Butch 390 CA 17 12 165 369
29 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 18 14 115 367
30 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 16 13 150 358
31 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 16 12 140 332
32 3 NS7B Rick 7594 UT 15 14 115 325
33 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 14 12 125 293
34 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 16 11 110 286
35 3 NY3C Gene 7255T DE 13 10 130 260
36 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 13 12 100 256
37 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 14 10 95 235
38 2 KA8HDE Chuck 6913C MN 11 10 120 230
39 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 12 10 105 225
40 3 W9SAY Chas 1158T IL 13 11 80 223
41 3 AI4UN Charles 4715C GA 11 10 100 210
42 3 N5ZV Volley 5353 OK 10 9 110 200
42 3 WS9E Joe 3859C WI 10 8 120 200
44 4 W1LVT Len 3932 VT 12 9 90 198
45 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 10 8 110 190
45 3 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 10 9 100 190
47 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 9 9 100 181
48 3 N4SR Todd 7141C TN 11 8 90 178
49 3 K5BZH Jim 447 TX 11 10 60 170
50 3 K2HT Dick 5087 MO 9 8 95 167
51 3 VE4DET Richard 7581C MB 10 9 75 165
51 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 10 8 85 165
53 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 9 8 85 157
54 2 N9GGE John 2886 IL 8 7 100 156
54 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 9 9 75 156
56 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 10 7 85 155
57 2 N5UZ Rick 7884 TX 8 7 95 151
58 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 13 7 50 141
59 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 7 7 90 139
60 3 W4CJV Wayne 7043 GA 11 8 50 138
61 2 KE7YTE Tom 6447 AZ 9 9 50 131
62 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 8 7 70 126
63 2 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 6 6 80 116
63 3 W4NA Nathan 5262C VA 8 7 60 116
65 3 KC9KHG Mudd 3687T IL 6 6 60 96
66 2 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 5 5 70 95
67 3 AC4RM Rob 7512T SC 7 7 45 94
68 3 NZ1D Bill 7147 FL 5 5 65 90
68 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765 WA 5 5 65 90
70 3 N9QU Leo 3464T WI 5 5 50 75
71 1 KQ1P John 5068 ME 5 5 45 70
72 3 KF7KPL Gil 7226T UT 3 3 50 59
73 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 4 4 40 56
73 2 W2W John 7220 NY 4 4 40 56
75 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 4 3 30 42
76 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 3 3 30 39
76 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672C SK 3 3 30 39
78 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 3 3 20 29
79 2 AK3X Peter 7217 MD 2 2 20 24
79 2 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 2 2 20 24
79 3 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 2 2 20 24
79 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 3 3 15 24
79 3 W1HFF Joe 6309 MA 2 2 20 24
84 3 W1WIU Jim 486T RI 2 1 20 22
85 3 KE4WKH Christine 6599 AL 2 2 15 19
86 2 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 1 1 10 11
86 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 10 11
86 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 1 1 10 11
89 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 2 2 0 4
90 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 0 0 0 0
90 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 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 5965T PA 47 22 295 1329
1 1 KQ1P John 5068 ME 5 5 45 70
2 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 4 4 40 56
1 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 31 20 190 810
2 2 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 22 16 185 537
3 2 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 22 15 170 500
4 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 14 12 125 293
5 2 KA8HDE Chuck 6913C MN 11 10 120 230
6 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 9 8 85 157
7 2 N9GGE John 2886 IL 8 7 100 156
8 2 N5UZ Rick 7884 TX 8 7 95 151
9 2 KE7YTE Tom 6447 AZ 9 9 50 131
10 2 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 6 6 80 116
11 2 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 5 5 70 95
12 2 W2W John 7220 NY 4 4 40 56
13 2 KC2EGL Michael 553T PA 3 3 30 39
14 2 AK3X Peter 7217 MD 2 2 20 24
14 2 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 2 2 20 24
16 2 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 1 1 10 11
16 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 10 11
18 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 0 0 0 0
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 52 26 345 1697
2 3 N8AMM Don 3198T MI 45 27 285 1500
3 3 NTA John 2826T CO 49 23 340 1467
4 3 NES Mark 6585T MO 39 24 275 1211
5 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 34 27 210 1128
6 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 43 19 280 1097
7 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 38 15 260 830
8 3 NTK Dan 7431T CO 27 20 155 695
9 3 K9PL Philip 258T IL 32 15 210 690
10 3 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 24 20 195 675
11 3 K5IZO John 1507C TX 27 18 180 666
12 3 N4QLB Michael 6650T AL 26 18 180 648
13 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 28 17 170 646
14 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438C IL 25 17 205 630
15 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 25 16 205 605
16 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 23 17 205 596
17 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 29 16 120 584
18 3 N5RKD Bill 7176T NM 23 18 155 569
19 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 23 16 195 563
20 3 WI1B Ken 6866C MA 22 17 180 554
21 3 K9DTH Ron 3698T IL 20 16 225 545
22 3 K7TKT Brian 6695 ID 22 18 110 506
23 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 23 14 170 492
24 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 20 15 170 470
25 3 W6BIV Butch 390 CA 17 12 165 369
26 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 18 14 115 367
27 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 16 13 150 358
28 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 16 12 140 332
29 3 NS7B Rick 7594 UT 15 14 115 325
30 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 16 11 110 286
31 3 NY3C Gene 7255T DE 13 10 130 260
32 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 13 12 100 256
33 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 14 10 95 235
34 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 12 10 105 225
35 3 W9SAY Chas 1158T IL 13 11 80 223
36 3 AI4UN Charles 4715C GA 11 10 100 210
37 3 N5ZV Volley 5353 OK 10 9 110 200
37 3 WS9E Joe 3859C WI 10 8 120 200
39 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 10 8 110 190
39 3 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 10 9 100 190
41 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 9 9 100 181
42 3 N4SR Todd 7141C TN 11 8 90 178
43 3 K5BZH Jim 447 TX 11 10 60 170
44 3 K2HT Dick 5087 MO 9 8 95 167
45 3 VE4DET Richard 7581C MB 10 9 75 165
45 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 10 8 85 165
47 3 K6FFY Nick 1221T WA 9 9 75 156
48 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 10 7 85 155
49 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 13 7 50 141
50 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 7 7 90 139
51 3 W4CJV Wayne 7043 GA 11 8 50 138
52 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 8 7 70 126
53 3 W4NA Nathan 5262C VA 8 7 60 116
54 3 KC9KHG Mudd 3687T IL 6 6 60 96
55 3 AC4RM Rob 7512T SC 7 7 45 94
56 3 NZ1D Bill 7147 FL 5 5 65 90
56 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765 WA 5 5 65 90
58 3 N9QU Leo 3464T WI 5 5 50 75
59 3 KF7KPL Gil 7226T UT 3 3 50 59
60 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 4 3 30 42
61 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672C SK 3 3 30 39
62 3 KK7YJ Jim 2728T MT 3 3 20 29
63 3 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 2 2 20 24
63 3 NT9K Bill 1926T FL 3 3 15 24
63 3 W1HFF Joe 6309 MA 2 2 20 24
66 3 W1WIU Jim 486T RI 2 1 20 22
67 3 KE4WKH Christine 6599 AL 2 2 15 19
68 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 1 1 10 11
69 3 K2PAY Jerry 4304T NY 2 2 0 4
70 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 0 0 0 0
1 4 W1LVT Len 3932 VT 12 9 90 198

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 0 AL 4 AR 0 AZ 2 CA 2 CO 2 CT 0 DE 1 FL 3 GA 4
HI 0 IA 0 ID 1 IL 6 IN 3 KS 0 KY 1 LA 0 MA 4 MD 1
ME 1 MI 2 MN 3 MO 9 MS 0 MT 1 NC 1 ND 0 NE 0 NH 0
NJ 3 NM 1 NV 1 NY 7 OH 0 OK 1 OR 0 PA 2 RI 1 SC 2
SD 0 TX 6 TN 2 UT 2 VA 1 VT 1 WA 2 WI 3 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: MO 9
Total USA participants: 87
Total non-USA participants: 5

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 0 AL 62 AR 0 AZ 61 CA 27 CO 76 CT 0 DE 13 FL 37 GA 49
HI 0 IA 0 ID 22 IL 104 IN 37 KS 0 KY 16 LA 0 MA 54 MD 2
ME 5 MI 49 MN 35 MO 137 MS 0 MT 3 NC 31 ND 0 NE 0 NH 0
NJ 58 NM 23 NV 43 NY 59 OH 0 OK 10 OR 0 PA 50 RI 2 SC 9
SD 0 TX 68 TN 23 UT 18 VA 8 VT 12 WA 14 WI 53 WV 24 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MO 137
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1294
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 46

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, USA

Soapbox


KE4KY Operated by: Glenn, 2622T from KY

ONLY HAD AN HOUR...STORMS IN AREA...HAD FUN!



AC4RM Operated by: Rob, 7512T from SC

Had a little surgery in am and didn't feel as good as I though I would when sprint time
rolled around. Next time.



K2HT Operated by: Dick, 5087 from MO

QRN was high in Missouri but 20 meters was very workable. Thanks for the QSO'S



KD2JC Operated by: Joe, 710T from NJ

Most of my time spent on 20 meters. Noise was terrible on 40, S-9 plus. An enjoyable few
hours non the less. Used my newly acquired J-38. Thanks to all and 73.



N2JNZ Operated by: George, 2836T from NY

Only had 1 hour due to bad thunder storm. 40 meters had lots of QRN and didnt see anyone
on 80. Better luck next time !!! thanks to Mark , K3MSB for a bonus station catch on 40.
Gene , NY3C had a HUGE signal into NNY !!!! Thanks to all !!!!

station setup



WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Late start but 20M was open. TNX all

Alan



K5ZOL Operated by: Bob, 3945T from TX

Was only able to get on for the last 10 minutes.......Worked some SKCC stations I hadn't
worked before.



N3PDT Operated by: Doug, 6861T from MO

Started on 20m QRP. Heard a lot of good signals, but wasn't getting through much. About
00:45 I switched to the big rig and had a little better success. 20m was crowded and 40m
was noisy. Didn't even bother with 80m, as noisy as 40m was.

Low QSO count but high FUN count!

Thanks to all!



N9QU Operated by: Leo, 3464T from WI

Lots of fun!! Thanks to all. 73



NTA Operated by: John, 2826T from CO

20m was HOT! Was surprised that 40m was really BAD. Didn't try 80m. Thanks for the QSO's!
K3/100, Vertical, Begali Camelback, K2RFP Spring Logger.



W4CUX Operated by: Bill, 5497T from GA

Great fun, as usual. 20m was best band for me tonight. Lower bands were very noisy.
Looking forward to the next event.
73, Bill - W4CUX



N8BB Operated by: Werner, 5433T from MI

Only worked a few minutes, busy all day and not ready to sit for hours on the radio.
Many thanks to the 4 stations I worked qrpp-900mw. Wish I spent more time now because it
was pretty good for the short time I had but it is what it is. Low power really does a
fine job and lots of fun. Take care everybody, hope the weather is better next month for all.



WA1VIL Operated by: Greg, 443T from MA

Was QRP for this SKS-thanks to everyone who dug me out! 73 and catch you next time!



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt, 3018T from NJ

Only 10 contacts for me, as I was concerned, and watching, the large storm front moving
over Memphis, where my daughter & her family live.
Anyway, 75w from an IC-7000 into a Butternut vertical (elevated). British-made Kent
straight key. All great contacts.



N5UZ Operated by: Rick, 7884 from TX

First time doing the SKC Sprint. Bands were noisy for me, 40 worse than 20. Lots of fun
though, good to hear so much cw, qrp, and old 40m novice band activity. Lots of good
fists out there.
-RICK



KJ4LEN Operated by: Ray, 6956T from FL

Fun as always. Used my FT101EX Tonite. Man I wish I had better than a 600hz filter in it.
QRN and QRM was rough on 40M. 80M was dead. I was able to go back to 20m and work until the
end.Thanks to all the great ops. 73 Ray



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

Fun Sprint but bands were noisy here due to storms rolling by. Strongest signal was W3NP
out of WV at 40 over. Great to hear Ed, W7GVE as always. I thought I missed him this time
but managed to get him as my last contact of the sprint!! Thanks Ed.
I know I missed two calls. One I couldn't quite pull out and the other never could pull my
call out. Kept copying it as KB4FFJ instead of QQJ... I'll try harder next time Chip. :-)
Thanks to all who make it happen.

73 for now,
Randy_KB4QQ
J



N5RKD Operated by: Bill, 7176T from NM

Late start because of work commitments. I put out a few calls on 10m and 15m at the
start, just for fun, but heard no replies. Spent the rest of SKS on 20m. Good to see some
familiar calls --- and some new ones. My bug fist was rather rusty --- I apologize for
the profusion of dits at times! I tried adjusting my bug on the fly but this was only
partially successful. In the end, I just tried to concentrate on sending more slowly, but
cleanly. 100W into a vertical / '62 Blue Racer Deluxe.

Bill



N4QLB Operated by: Michael, 6650T from AL

Good Sprint. Worked the first hour 20 meters and then pulled out a few stations between
lightning crashes on 40 meters. Notable stations were AF2Z, NP2Q, WI2B, WM1L, NS7B, N4SR.



NTK Operated by: Dan, 7431T from CO

Thanks to W1LVT on 20m and K4RNV on 15m for new SKCC states. Used Vibroplex Lightning Bug
for this sprint. Lots of new SKCC numbers worked.



WIS Operated by: Kieth, 2048T from MN

Yikes, what a great sprint. Worked KA0CSW/qrp on 3rd qso and then I knew it would be a
great sprint. Mark K3MSB called me on qso #17, until now I had not realized he was worth
bonus points, thanks for hanging it there with me Mark. Static crashes made it ruff copy
at times. My 20th qso turned out to be a rag chew, then while that was going on I had a
phone message that needed attention, what a fun night. Nearly all q's were to the east,
in fact Jim KA0CSW was the most westerly station all night!! 73 to all. cw4ever



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

Bad thunderstorms and tornado warning in area all evening so I didn't get the full 2
hours. QRM on 40 was terrible so I didn't even listen on 80. 20 wasn't too bad and I
should have started out on there but had antenna disconnected due to lightning. Sorry to
those who called that I just couldn't pull out of the noise. I decided against QRP this
time and ran 83 watts with my TT Omni 7 and used the 1963 Vibroplex Champion and had a few
Q's with the Telefunken straight key. It was still fun and my favorite 2 hours of the month.



WABGV Operated by: Slim, 5465T from MO

Lotsa static crashes in my part of Missouri. 80 pretty much usless. worked only 20 and
40. Happy 73rd birthday to me. (Magical age for a ham. Think I'll go buy a lottery
ticket.) Hi Hi de Slim



K9PL Operated by: Philip, 258T from IL

Fun and busy Sprint. Very QRN and QSB. Most QSOs on 40-meters, a few on 20-meters.

J-37 Used in Sprint



NUMP Operated by: Bill, 659T from MO

Another fun sprint. We had a lot of noise here from near by storms. Oh well, I guess that
makes it interesting. Thanks to all those station who gave me the repeats. I got to work
some local guys: WA0BGV-Slim, NE0S-Mark, K0KEX-Rick, WD0ECO-Mitch and W0LX-Craig. Tnx
guys and HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLIM!


New QSL card. Tnx Dick.



WA5BUC Operated by: Fred, 6692 from TX

Bands were a bit noisy tonight. Some surprises. Worked Brian K7TKT on 15 meters -- a new
band for SKS contacts. 20 meters was the workhorse band tonight. 6 Q's there. 40 meters
yielded 2 Q's. Thanks to all. 72's



KF7KPL Operated by: Gil, 7226T from UT

Weather here must have given me a bad time. Couldnt get anyone to hear me well and only
made three contacts. I was lucky enough to work Mark K3MSB on 20M. Thanks to all es 73 de
Gil



NES Operated by: Mark, 6585T from MO

Fierst off Happy Birthday to our good friend Slim WA0BGV 73 Slim!! What a noisy night but
that just makes it more of a contest.I sarted on 20m and it was good til abt 0100 then
fell off so moved to the qrn of 40 and stayed the rest of the time.Great to work some new
nr`s and a lot of familiar calls too.Werner N8BB,were you running 900mw?
I guess I`ll strt over on W.A.S since my computer crashed and lost all logs in it! Word
to all-BACKUP ON EXTERNAL DRIVE!!!!
Hope to hear everyone in the next WES and 73 Mark NE0S

This key was my B-DAY gift from my Dad W0DE-same key in old pic on qrz from 40 yrs ago..cool



VE7LAJ Operated by: Andy, 6611T from BC

I worked only 18 stations tonight, but had a good time. Looking forward to the next
WES. Thanks to all those I contacted, and also thanks to the people that make all this
possible.



W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

The band seemed to be dead before the start, but it really came alive at 0000z-- I never
worked CA or AZ -- 40 was terrible so switched back to 20-- All in all another great SKS!!
Ed W7GVE



KC9KHG Operated by: Mudd, 3687T from IL

My first SKS in a while. Stayed on 40m and made a few contacts during timeouts from the
Bulls game. Got enough Q's to finish up 40m Tx3!!Kinda fun spinning the dial instead of
looking on the sked page!



NUYN Operated by: Dennis, 5753T from MO

There seemed to be a lot of QSB tonight. I couldn't finish my contact with Terry KU5Q and
couldn't get started with Rickey KC4KNN. Maybe next time. Heard a couple of my Missouri
neighbors (Happy Birthday, Slim), but they were in S & P mode at the time. However, I was
able to catch up with Mark NE0S on 40. Thanks to Mark K3MSB for bonus points. 73 to all.



K4UFT Operated by: Ted, 4289T from SC

Almost forgot ... 2 QSOs in last 5 minutes ... oh well, better late than never.

Lots of precip QRN on 40 from all the storms west of here.



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609T from NV

20M was the band of choice at this end. I tried 40M during the second hour, but could
only QSO with N0TK in CO. Conditions were fairly noisy and signals seemed weak from the
more northerly and easterly stations. I heard many weak signals calling but couldn't pull
very many through due to QRM/QRN. It definitely wasn't a good QRP evening for many.
K3MSB was booming in from PA for awhile on 20M.

No KL7's, KH6's, or other DX heard and many of the more populated eastern states were
absent from my log. My night started with K2HT in MO and ended with N0UMP in MO.



K7TKT Operated by: Brian, 6695 from ID

Operated from the top of the Initial Survey Point in Idaho. This is a cinder cone that
rises about 200' above the Snake River plain with 360 view for miles in every direction.
It is the closest I can get to having a tower and it sure beats my CCR limited home setup.
Worked 15m for the first hour with plenty of activity. (Gotta love sunspots and longer
days...). It was exciting to work so many more of you than I usually can from home. High
points were when the bald eagle was soaring right next to my antenna (hmmm, get off the
air and take pictures?) and working Randy KB4QQJ QRP. I normally can't pull you out at
home Randy but it was easy from the mountain top.

Thanks all, it was fun. 73, Brian

Antenna / view from my operating position



KKI Operated by: Jack, 2370T from WI

Good but a bit noisy sprint. Maintained vigil on the old 40 novice portion using my K4VIZ
Cootie key. Headed to 80 meters a couple times, but unable to find any activity, even
towards the end. Many thanks for being there folks! As always a fun sprint. 73, jack



NW2K Operated by: Dean, 7330T from NY

My apologies to a KC9 (maybe KC9KHG?) at about 0110Z. I asked for alot of repeats and
then I simply lost the frequency to a stronger station. SRI.

I kept checking 80M for life, but no go, and not a single 80M QSO. 20M was open, short
and fun for quite awhile. 5W, with a tuner, into an 80M loop at about 30 feet.



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from NY

80m. was unuseable from lightning QRN here in WNY, but 40 & 20 were productive. Good SKS
turnout, thanks to all who participated. Rig: TenTec Argosy II at 5w. into either 5 band
gnd. mtd. vertical or 5 band dipole up 25 ft., straight key, of course! 73 to all.




KACSW Operated by: Jim, 3741T from MN

Thanks for the contact Kieth!



W4TMW Operated by: Tom, 6184T from GA

WOW !! What a night to work a Sprint while learning to operate a new rig (TS480SAT). I
did learn it needs a cw filter but seems to cut the QRN nicely!
Band condx hr in GA pretty much like other reports....plenty of QRN and no lack of
stations to work.....or should I say there was bedlam at the start ;0). Started on 20M,
went to 40M then back to 20M. All the while 10 and 15 were open but no SPRINT activity. I
did hear a VE5 station but other than that no DX for me.

Many thanks for all the (14)contacts.....73 'til next time.
Tom




W4CJV Operated by: Wayne, 7043 from GA

Noisy band conditions, but still lots of fun. Looking forward to the next event...



KQ1P Operated by: John, 5068 from ME

Nice sprint, 20M was open but with deep QSB. A few stations like N8AMM were strong and
steady here for the first hour. Several 7's were strong but I just couldn't cast enough
watts across the continent to make a QSO. Too much QRN on 40M for me to last long there.
Thanks everyone. 73



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold, 3946C from SK

The band was good. I only had short time to operate. I'm suprized my 5 watts did so well
Tnx to all. Harold



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

Divided my time between 20m and 40m pretty much evenly. Lower bands very noisy. I did try
80m for awhile but the only op I found brave enough to fight the noise there was Dick
K2RFP. A noisy band does not necessarily mean signals are not good; CW is supposed to cut
through the noise, right? Propagation did seem strange though as I received a lot of
noticeably weak signal reports compared to those I worked. (Maybe it was the ill effect of
the dumbbell plates and iron bar on my desk in back of my rig which I was using to flatten
my new, but bowed, QSL cards, sigh...)

Wish there were more non-C/T ops in the sprints: I worked only one this time.

My rig: Elecraft K3 running 10 watts to 100-ft wire up 30-ft; Junker straight key.




W1HFF Operated by: Joe, 6309 from MA

40 was very noisy here so I stuck to 20. Enjoyable as always.



K5IZO Operated by: John, 1507C from TX

I'm hoping that with this SKS, I have enough Tribunes to submit my
upgrade. I had a lot of fun as usual.



W6BIV Operated by: Butch, 390 from CA

This was my first stab at working a sprint. I stayed on 20 meters, got my feet wet in
SKS and had fun. I used my Lionel J-45 for the event. Thanks all for the QSOs and the
fun!



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

Late start here, 40M was rough but got a few. Tried 20M and found it much better.
Pix is a group of SKCC members at the Shrine hamfest in KC last weekend. I enjoy
reading all the comments from members that worked this sprint...73 to all

p.s. I picked up a Russian mini key at the Hamfest. RE: www.W1TP.com #9717.
It was used with the R-143/R-159 back pack radios. I am looking for a R-143 for
portable operation...???


KE0QM Dennis, NE0S Mark, WA0BGV Slim, K0KEX Rick, K0LA Larry, N0UYN, Dennis



NY3C Operated by: Gene, 7255T from DE

Got in very late . Will try a 2hr effort next month..73 Gene



KBETU Operated by: Phil, 4542T from AL

Sorry guys, but missed the Sprint due to having to work (and I thought I was retired!).
Looking forward to the WES and hope to work a lot of you then. 72/73 Phil



K9PMV Operated by: Jerry, 1438C from IL

An enjoyable evening as always. Thanks to all participants. My apology to KC8L **. Just
could not dig your call out of the noise. We will try again sometime. 73 & CUL to all.



W1WIU Operated by: Jim, 486T from RI

The Sprint started off fine. First N4QLB, Mike in AL, then Tom K4ZGB in AL. Then I got
into a 20 min. CW chat with my neighbor Myrt, N1GKE, then the phone rang, then the ZYL
called, then the srpint was over Hi Hi. Hope to be able to spend more time.... next time.



KE7YTE Operated by: Tom, 6447 from AZ

I was able to work the second hour of the sprint and made some nice Qs. Thanks to all for
another great time. cu agn.



AK3X Operated by: Peter, 7217 from MD

Planned to have the two hours free to work the SKS. So much for that idea. Managed to find time
for two contacts, both on 20M. Maybe next month... 73 to all..Peter



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999T from MO

Storms in area. Noise level a S-9+. Only was able to try for the last 25 minutes. My 5
watts just didn't make it this time. Hoping for a better month in may as will be
housebound after major surgery.



KC2EGL Operated by: Michael, 553T from PA

Had to cut my participation short due to Mother Nature acting up yet again this month.
Thanks to the 3 who worked my call. Hope to CU on the radio soon. 73 Michael. Rig K-2
Key SKCC NT9K Pump Key.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.426
Updated: April 29, 2011 1811 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB