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Sprint Date: June 22, 2011





Special SKCC member: Ken - N8KR
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 61
         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 N8KR Ken 7559T IN 29 22 125 763
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 44 25 300 1400
2 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 42 25 250 1300
3 4 N6WK Gordon 3T CA 35 23 210 1015
4 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 35 22 220 990
5 3 K3TM Roger 5016 MD 35 20 255 955
6 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 32 22 160 864
7 3 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 30 19 225 795
8 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 30 19 180 750
9 3 K4GM George 7241T VA 26 17 220 662
10 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 22 18 210 606
11 3 K5UI Jim 2980C TX 20 16 155 475
12 3 K5BZH Jim 447 TX 22 12 195 459
13 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 15 11 165 330
14 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 15 12 140 320
15 2 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 11 11 125 246
16 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 10 10 125 225
17 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 13 9 100 217
18 3 N1DN Phil 6482T CT 11 10 90 200
19 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 13 9 80 197
20 3 V31JP Joe 3171T Belize 11 9 95 194
21 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 14 8 70 182
22 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 10 9 90 180
22 3 K6BHH Curt 3646C CA 10 9 90 180
24 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 10 9 80 170
25 3 AG6V Donna 6933T CA 11 9 70 169
26 3 AE5VB Hugh 7283T LA 11 9 65 164
27 3 N5ZV Volley 5353 OK 8 7 100 156
28 3 N5PJY Tommy 1582T TX 13 8 50 154
29 2 WX4RM Ron 8064 NC 9 8 80 152
30 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 10 7 75 145
31 3 NS7B Rick 7594 UT 8 7 85 141
32 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 8 7 65 121
33 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 7 6 70 112
34 1 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 6 6 75 111
35 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 7 7 50 99
36 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 6 5 65 95
37 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 6 5 60 90
37 3 AI4UN Charles 4715C GA 6 5 60 90
39 2 K7HAP Hap 7112 VA 5 4 65 85
40 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 6 6 45 81
41 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 5 5 40 65
41 3 W9SAY Chas 1158T IL 5 5 40 65
43 3 KI8DU Roger 991C WV 4 4 40 56
44 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 5 5 30 55
45 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 4 3 35 47
46 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 4 4 30 46
47 1 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 3 3 30 39
47 2 N9GGE John 2886 IL 3 3 30 39
49 2 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 4 4 20 36
50 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 3 3 20 29
50 3 K9ZMD Gary 891T WA 3 3 20 29
50 3 W1HFF Joe 6309 MA 3 3 20 29
53 1 W2HWW Tony 4488T NJ 2 2 20 24
54 2 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 3 2 10 16
55 2 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 2 2 10 14
55 2 W2OW John 7220 NY 2 2 10 14
57 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 10 11
57 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 1 1 10 11
57 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 1 1 10 11
60 2 K2HT Dick 5087 IL 0 0 0 0

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
- *3 N8KR Ken 7559T IN 29 22 125 763
1 1 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 6 6 75 111
2 1 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 3 3 30 39
3 1 W2HWW Tony 4488T NJ 2 2 20 24
1 2 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 11 11 125 246
2 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 10 9 80 170
3 2 WX4RM Ron 8064 NC 9 8 80 152
4 2 K7HAP Hap 7112 VA 5 4 65 85
5 2 N9GGE John 2886 IL 3 3 30 39
6 2 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 4 4 20 36
7 2 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 3 2 10 16
8 2 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 2 2 10 14
8 2 W2OW John 7220 NY 2 2 10 14
10 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 10 11
10 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 1 1 10 11
12 2 K2HT Dick 5087 IL 0 0 0 0
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 44 25 300 1400
2 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 42 25 250 1300
3 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 35 22 220 990
4 3 K3TM Roger 5016 MD 35 20 255 955
5 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 32 22 160 864
6 3 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 30 19 225 795
7 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 30 19 180 750
8 3 K4GM George 7241T VA 26 17 220 662
9 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 22 18 210 606
10 3 K5UI Jim 2980C TX 20 16 155 475
11 3 K5BZH Jim 447 TX 22 12 195 459
12 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 15 11 165 330
13 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 15 12 140 320
14 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 10 10 125 225
15 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 13 9 100 217
16 3 N1DN Phil 6482T CT 11 10 90 200
17 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 13 9 80 197
18 3 V31JP Joe 3171T Belize 11 9 95 194
19 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 14 8 70 182
20 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 10 9 90 180
20 3 K6BHH Curt 3646C CA 10 9 90 180
22 3 AG6V Donna 6933T CA 11 9 70 169
23 3 AE5VB Hugh 7283T LA 11 9 65 164
24 3 N5ZV Volley 5353 OK 8 7 100 156
25 3 N5PJY Tommy 1582T TX 13 8 50 154
26 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 10 7 75 145
27 3 NS7B Rick 7594 UT 8 7 85 141
28 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 8 7 65 121
29 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 7 6 70 112
30 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 7 7 50 99
31 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 6 5 65 95
32 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 6 5 60 90
32 3 AI4UN Charles 4715C GA 6 5 60 90
34 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 6 6 45 81
35 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 5 5 40 65
35 3 W9SAY Chas 1158T IL 5 5 40 65
37 3 KI8DU Roger 991C WV 4 4 40 56
38 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 5 5 30 55
39 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 4 3 35 47
40 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 3 3 20 29
40 3 K9ZMD Gary 891T WA 3 3 20 29
40 3 W1HFF Joe 6309 MA 3 3 20 29
43 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 1 1 10 11
1 4 N6WK Gordon 3T CA 35 23 210 1015
2 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 4 4 30 46

Sprint Stats

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

State with most participants: NY 6
Total USA participants: 58
Total non-USA participants: 3

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 0 AL 32 AR 0 AZ 44 CA 63 CO 0 CT 11 DE 0 FL 13 GA 31
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 8 IN 39 KS 0 KY 0 LA 46 MA 13 MD 41
ME 0 MI 13 MN 1 MO 33 MS 6 MT 0 NC 9 ND 0 NE 0 NH 0
NJ 31 NM 0 NV 42 NY 51 OH 3 OK 21 OR 0 PA 7 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 60 TN 7 UT 8 VA 31 VT 4 WA 33 WI 0 WV 10 WY 0

State with most QSOs: CA 63
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 711
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 19

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Belize, Canada, USA

Soapbox


V31JP Operated by: Joe, 3171T from Belize

I was late getting in and had to stop early to run to the store. Conditions were very good
on 20 metres. I went to 15 metres and Max, KH6ZM, answered my CQ SKS. It had been 5 years
since our last QSO. With conditions up and my noise down a bit made for a fun 40 minutes
and just wish I had more time to put in. Next month, I may be on from Texas as K8JP, but
not sure. Definitely looking forward to August SKS, God willing.



AE5VB Operated by: Hugh, 7283T from LA

20 minutes of ops well not to bad :) 73's Hugh



NG7Z Operated by: Paul, 802T from WA

Not much time available this month. Just a few contacts. Noticed some pretty high numbers
and it seemed like lots of activity. All contacts made on 20M.



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609T from NV

It was good to be back working a Weekday Sprint again. I worked only 20 meters this time.
Conditions were noisy, but the band was good shape for domestic QSO's during the Sprint
period. Six meters was open for multihop Es, but no SKCCers were noted.

The QRP stations were a challenge to copy, but several were worked in spite of the high
noise level. Lots of 7000 series numbers and #8064 were busy on the band. The group is
growing.

Look for our local club using N7P (NV Section) for Field Day this coming weekend.




W9LW Operated by: Jay, 6222T from IN

Thunderstorms kept me off air for the first half of the sprint. Then my key wouldn't work,
so I had to spend time fussing with it!



WX4RM Operated by: Ron, 8064 from NC

Glad to receive my SKCC number 8064 just before the sprint, my first SKCC sprint. Thanks
to all who heard my peanut whistle 5 watt signal from the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC.
Antenna 5 BTV ground mounted. Rig Ten Tec Century 21 @ 5 watts. 73, Ron.



AG6V Operated by: Donna, 6933T from CA

An enjoyable hour, after being away for awhile, even if a shortened SKS for me. Was fun to
recognize call signs and know the people behind the fist. This club is great for the
connections! Thanks to all.



N3PDT Operated by: Doug, 6861T from MO

I went QRP for this SKS and had a lot of fun. Got both coasts, and a number of stations
in between. Thanks to all who dug me out. Heard and worked a lot of great signals,
although 20m seemed especially up and down. Used a K1 at 5w directly into a 31' ground
mounted vert. Had my little 80m SW+ ready and connected to a 131' OCF dipole, but heard
nothing on 80m, except noise from the storms that flanked us tonight.

Thanks to all and 73



K6CSL Operated by: Bert, 4486 from CA

Again I started on 10M, nothing found. I moved to 15M, my call was answered by Rick, NS7B in
UT. He had an excellent signal here in CA. Finding no other action on 15M, I moved to 20M,
where I worked Tom, K4ZGB in AL, Jim, K5BZH in TX and Dave, W3NP, in WV for my 1st ever QRP
contact with WV. So I added to my work on QRP WAS. TNX to all 4 of you. You all made my day.
73 to all and to all a good night. Bert, K6CSL



KJ4LEN Operated by: Ray, 6956T from FL

Bad noise on 20M and even worse on 40M. I managed 13 Q's in the hour I had to work, with all
made on 20M except two which were on 40M. I'm sorry for those stations I couldn't pull out
on 40M but the QRN was S9+20 at times. I used my FT840 @ 75W and J38 key. I hope to see
everyone in SKSE if my schedule permits. Ray



NW2K Operated by: Dean, 7330T from NY

Tough on the ears! 80M seemed quieter than 40M (+20/9 QRN) but not many signals. My
apologies to a N3 and WA1VIL for not being able to complete a QSO. See you next time.
75W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.



K2HT Operated by: Dick, 5087 from IL

Tried to operate from hotel in Illinois using indoor antenna and 4 watts. No QSO's were
made but heard N8KR and N0JL. Thunderstorms and man made moise from hotel lights made
copy almost impossible. C U next month from better location (I HOPE).



W4CUX Operated by: Bill, 5497T from GA

Lots of QRN tonight. Almost all of my contacts were to the West. Only a few to the
Northeast or Mid Atlantic. I think I need to undo my latest antenna change. Had a great
time. Looking forward to next event. 73 - Bill - W4CUX.



AC2C Operated by: Ron, 2748T from MD

I almost forgot the SKS!!! Our local club meeting is the fourth Tuesday of each month
and that almost always collides with the fourth Wednesday - but not this month.

A great weekday sprint.



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773T from OH

I decided to participate in both the NAQCC milliwatt sprint and SKCC sprint at the same
time at the 900mW level. Conditions were pretty bad for QRPp however, because of the
storms moving through the area. See you next time. 72, Art



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173T from OK

I stayed on 40 the entire sprint, but found the band very quiet in my part of the US.
But as always I had a great time and worked some new members. Thanks to all who worked
me. All the best, Terry



K5BZH Operated by: Jim, 447 from TX

Made 22 contacts. 11 were Search & Pounce, 11 were Running a Frequency. I usually run
S&P, at times forgot to send the other stations call when initiating contact, upon
realizing my error, I sent the call at the end of the exchange, sorry guys, will work on
that one. Got N9KR in last half hour on 40 meters. Band seemed in fair shape, some
QSB. QRM was higher as a result of better cndx. Worked 6 stations in CA, thanks to you
folks for being so active. It was good to work Brad, N5LUL, here in Amarillo, he lives
near me.



W9SAY Operated by: Chas, 1158T from IL

Local storms made for much QRN. A late start didn't help either First Sprint I worked a
single digit member number. Thanks Gordon.



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from NY

The SKCC Sprint ran the same time as the NAQCC Milliwatt Sprint this month, so 50ime
on each sprint. Conditions very poor here in WNY with hvy. QRN when thunderstorms roared
thru & I had to QRT quick! CU all next SKS.





W1HFF Operated by: Joe, 6309 from MA

Lots of noise on 40. Switched to 20 which was quieter. Had a good time as usual. Thanks to
all.



K5UI Operated by: Jim, 2980C from TX

At last! The propogation gods are smiling. Stayed on 20m the entire event. Could have
easily earned more Q's, but had an enjoyable 20-minute chat with non-member Jim, K0HFW in
Sioux City, Iowa who answered my SKCC call. Hopefully he will take up my invitation and
join us for the next Sprint.
Station: Drake C-Line, 6BTV vertical with 600' radials, Vibroplex Original bug



K5ENA Operated by: John, 3045T from OK

Only made contacts on 20M. Enjoyed the limited time I had to operate.

John, K5ENA



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

Band conditions here in WV were very poor. I decided to run at less than 1 watt since the
NAQCC mw sprint was also going on. Not a good eve for QRPp levels however. Started out on
20 which was fairly quite and didn't work anyone despite many answered CQ's. Switched to
40 and worked 4 stations including N8KR before going back to 20 at the very end and
working Bert K6CSL in CA and N0TK on CO. The QRN on 40 was very hard on the ears. Ran my
Ten Tec Omni 7 at minimum output with a Bird 6db attenuator for 900 to 950 mw output as
measured on my meticulously calibrated OHR WM-2 qrp wattmeter. Used the KLM KT-34A @ 50'
on 20 and the 45' high 130' long CF Zepp on 40. The key for entire eve was my WW2 German
Telefunken straight key. I had 4 NAQCC contacts on 40, so having 2 sprints going on with
the bad condx was turned out to be a good thing - better chance of working someone! 73, Dave

WW2 German Telefunken Straight Key



N3EIN Operated by: Matt, 6742T from PA

The challenge (and the fun) of the SKS is to manage existing conditions during the short
constraining interval. This time, most of the activity was on 20 meters where I heard many
small stations that just couldn't get away from the big signals. I did however find one
musical tone, Greg-WA1VIL lurking in a dark corner on 40 meters. 20 meters was open from
my QTH to the Gulf coast states and Mountain states until late in the game when I was able
to work Paul-NG7Z in WA. Thanks to all for a fun evening!
Matt-N3EIN Ten-Tec Century 21/SKCC Key/G5RV "Lite"




KI8DU Operated by: Roger, 991C from WV

I just stumbled across the SKS with about 20 mins remaining. I made 4 contacts in that 20
minute period. Was fun......



W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

This one started out very well --30 qsos in the first hour--- then slowed to a trickle at
the end... Always fun and a challenge to see what can be done in 2 hours.. 73/ED



K8JD Operated by: John, 1395T from MI

Using my 3 week old extended doublet on 40M (2/3 wavelength) ...Heard signals on 20 but
the band was not very good here. 80M was pretty noisy with storm static, no QSOs there.
worked 3 NY stations in a row !



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt, 3018T from NJ

Could only spend the last few minutes in the sprint. Thanks Joe, Bert, Dean, and Tom.
IC-7000, 50 watts to a vertical. English Kent Straight Key.




WA1VIL Operated by: Greg, 443T from MA

Better results this SKS than in May-still hate losing contacts at 5 watts but will stick
with the QRP thing for a while longer. Thanks to all who dug my signal out, especially
Dennis W6UT and also those who tried in vain like Dean NW2K. Regardless of the score, SKS
is always fun! 73 and see you next time!



K4GM Operated by: George, 7241T from VA

Got a late start but had lots of fun. Looking forward to the next one.



N8KR Operated by: Ken, 7559T from IN

Strong T-storms kept the airplane on the ground - It was rigged and, up to 2345utc, was
planning to fly. I use a 20m vee from tail to wing-tip and trail a 34 foot wire with a
34 foot counter/ground wire for 40 meters. The head to the IC-706MKII is attached to the
panel with the main unit and small mfj tuner in the back seat. The J-37 is a leg mount
and the logging is done with a small netbook. Perhaps this can happen again sometime.

Operated at home but the first hour was slow with T-storms around the area. The second
hour was productive on 40 meters but a 40 meter vertical in stormy conditions makes copy
difficult! Rig is an FT1000mp and my trusty J-38.

Airmobile rig, tuner, and key



W4TMW Operated by: Tom, 6184T from GA

From my perspective here in GA. it seemed like the activity level was a bit low this
month. 20 and 40 were the only bands with action and almost no DX heard.

For this SKS my straight key was set aside as I used this sprint to give my just
completed 'PaddleBug' a good workout, using it for the entire time period without any
glitches. It is setup for bug operation only....it's a great little key.Thanks to Richard
Meiss (WB9LPU) for it's design and his help along the way. Magnets provide the 'power' to
oscillate it's pendulum for DITS....DOTS are made in the usual 'bug' fashion.

Thanks to all for the contacts, 73 Tom

W4TMW Paddlebug....design by WB9LPU



VE7LAJ Operated by: Andy, 6611T from BC

Bad QSB in south-eastern BC, but I managed to work six stns. Tnx to those I contacted.



KD5JHE Operated by: Jerry, 1976T from MS

I think this the first sprint I worked the bonus station. And it was my 1st Q of the
sprint, Happy Dance. Thanks all, 73.



N6WK Operated by: Gordon, 3T from CA

Great Sprint. Worked a few New members and had a blast. Spent the entire Sprint on 14.051.
Had someone move in within 300 hz, but still kept making Q's.
Best 73 to everyone.
Gordon
N6WK



VE7KBN Operated by: Ken, 5533T from BC

Was qrp but it was a tough slog. Thanks to the two that heard me!
And thanks for the sprint!


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.426
Updated: June 25, 2011 0235 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB