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Sprint Date: July 27, 2011





Special SKCC member: Jerry - K9PMV
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 K9PMV Jerry 1438T IL 43 20 300 1160
1 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 57 31 375 2142
2 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 60 29 365 2105
3 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 49 31 340 1859
4 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 56 25 345 1745
5 3 W8WTS Jim 6359 OH 47 28 330 1646
6 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 36 25 315 1215
7 3 AA9L Rich 1227 WI 36 24 275 1139
8 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 37 23 240 1091
9 4 NTA John 2826T CO 40 20 260 1060
10 2 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 33 23 270 1029
11 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 32 23 235 971
12 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 32 22 195 899
13 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 34 18 240 852
14 2 WA1BXY Don 4105T RI 30 18 205 745
15 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 26 18 205 673
16 3 W4FOA Tony 641T GA 28 18 165 669
17 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 25 18 170 620
18 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 26 16 170 586
19 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 24 16 175 559
20 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 23 18 140 554
21 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 22 18 145 541
22 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 22 17 160 534
23 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 20 17 185 525
24 3 AF3Z Jim 3034T PA 22 16 170 522
25 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 21 17 150 507
26 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 21 15 170 485
26 3 W4HAY Frank 678T TN 19 15 200 485
28 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 20 13 215 475
29 3 N5NK Rondel 7571 TX 24 14 135 471
30 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 19 17 135 458
31 3 K2NPN Phil 1687T NY 17 14 200 438
32 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 19 12 190 418
33 2 K9KHJ Danny 7179 WI 20 14 135 415
33 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 20 14 135 415
35 3 AA2XB Frank 1681T NY 17 14 155 393
36 3 KBLF/0 Fred 6302T NE 17 14 130 368
37 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 20 12 125 365
38 2 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 16 13 130 338
38 3 KA8HDE Chuck 3913T MN 16 13 130 338
40 3 W1LIC Wes 1142T ME 17 13 115 336
41 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 14 12 135 303
42 2 WX4RM Ron 8064 NC 14 11 135 289
43 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 KY 15 11 105 270
44 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 12 8 155 251
45 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 12 11 115 247
46 3 AI4SV Jack 7269 VA 13 11 85 228
47 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 12 11 90 222
48 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 13 9 100 217
49 3 AG6V Donna 6933T CA 10 10 115 215
49 3 WD4SCZ Emil 556T KY 11 10 105 215
51 3 K6KQV Bill 2626T CA 12 11 75 207
52 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 11 10 90 200
53 3 W7CQW Quint 4347T ID 11 10 75 185
54 3 WA8SZT Chuck 1958 OH 9 9 100 181
55 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 9 8 105 177
56 3 VE3HNE Walt 4893T ON 10 10 75 175
57 3 W8VN Dennis 3141 MI 13 8 70 174
58 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 9 8 80 152
59 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 8 7 95 151
60 4 VE5SG Garry 6154T SK 9 8 75 147
61 1 K2ZC Dave 1945T NJ 9 8 70 142
61 2 KCRSX Len 14 MN 9 8 70 142
61 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T ON 9 8 70 142
61 2 WI1B Ken 6866C MA 9 8 70 142
65 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 10 7 70 140
66 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 8 8 70 134
67 3 K2HT Dick 5087 MO 9 7 70 133
68 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 7 5 85 120
69 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 7 7 70 119
70 3 ACPR Mike 7033T ND 8 7 60 116
71 2 K7IFG Ken 4694 OR 7 7 60 109
71 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 9 6 55 109
73 2 AK3X Peter 7217C MD 7 6 60 102
74 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765 WA 5 5 75 100
75 3 KC9TNH Wes 7968 WI 7 5 60 95
76 3 WB4SPB Randy 8169 WA 7 6 50 92
77 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 6 6 50 86
78 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 4 4 65 81
79 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 5 5 55 80
80 3 KC3QU Hank 4567T AL 5 5 50 75
81 2 W2OW John 7220C NY 5 5 45 70
81 3 K4NVJ Joe 393T AL 5 5 45 70
83 3 KN7N Reg 5786 AZ 5 5 40 65
84 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 5 4 40 60
84 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 5 5 35 60
84 3 W4CJV Wayne 7043C GA 5 5 35 60
87 3 K9ZMD Gary 891T WA 4 4 40 56
87 3 N5ZMO Dick 479C TX 4 4 40 56
89 3 AC8JD Joe 8107 MI 5 5 30 55
90 3 KMC Mike 5241T CO 3 3 45 54
91 2 W9GFB Jerry 8056 IL 4 3 40 52
92 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 2 2 45 49
93 3 KD8NJZ Craig 7136 OH 4 4 30 46
94 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 3 3 30 39
94 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 3 3 30 39
96 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 4 3 20 32
97 3 VK4TJ John 4474T Australia 5 4 10 30
98 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209T TX 3 3 20 29
99 2 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 2 2 20 24
99 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 2 2 20 24
99 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 2 2 20 24
99 3 WDE Stu 7400 MO 2 2 20 24
103 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 3 3 10 19
103 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 2 2 15 19
105 2 K7HAP Hap 7112 VA 2 1 15 17
106 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 1 1 10 11
107 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 0 1

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
- *3 K9PMV Jerry 1438T IL 43 20 300 1160
1 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 8 7 95 151
2 1 K2ZC Dave 1945T NJ 9 8 70 142
3 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 1 1 10 11
1 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 49 31 340 1859
2 2 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 33 23 270 1029
3 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 34 18 240 852
4 2 WA1BXY Don 4105T RI 30 18 205 745
5 2 K9KHJ Danny 7179 WI 20 14 135 415
6 2 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 16 13 130 338
7 2 WX4RM Ron 8064 NC 14 11 135 289
8 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 9 8 80 152
9 2 KCRSX Len 14 MN 9 8 70 142
9 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T ON 9 8 70 142
9 2 WI1B Ken 6866C MA 9 8 70 142
12 2 K7IFG Ken 4694 OR 7 7 60 109
13 2 AK3X Peter 7217C MD 7 6 60 102
14 2 W2OW John 7220C NY 5 5 45 70
15 2 W9GFB Jerry 8056 IL 4 3 40 52
16 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 2 2 45 49
17 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 3 3 30 39
18 2 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 2 2 20 24
19 2 K7HAP Hap 7112 VA 2 1 15 17
20 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 0 1
1 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 57 31 375 2142
2 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 56 25 345 1745
3 3 W8WTS Jim 6359 OH 47 28 330 1646
4 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 36 25 315 1215
5 3 AA9L Rich 1227 WI 36 24 275 1139
6 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 37 23 240 1091
7 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 32 23 235 971
8 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 32 22 195 899
9 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 26 18 205 673
10 3 W4FOA Tony 641T GA 28 18 165 669
11 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 25 18 170 620
12 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 26 16 170 586
13 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 24 16 175 559
14 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 23 18 140 554
15 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 22 18 145 541
16 3 K1NV Jon 2609T NV 22 17 160 534
17 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 20 17 185 525
18 3 AF3Z Jim 3034T PA 22 16 170 522
19 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 21 15 170 485
19 3 W4HAY Frank 678T TN 19 15 200 485
21 3 W4TMW Tom 6184T GA 20 13 215 475
22 3 N5NK Rondel 7571 TX 24 14 135 471
23 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 19 17 135 458
24 3 K2NPN Phil 1687T NY 17 14 200 438
25 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 19 12 190 418
26 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 20 14 135 415
27 3 AA2XB Frank 1681T NY 17 14 155 393
28 3 KBLF/0 Fred 6302T NE 17 14 130 368
29 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 20 12 125 365
30 3 KA8HDE Chuck 3913T MN 16 13 130 338
31 3 W1LIC Wes 1142T ME 17 13 115 336
32 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 14 12 135 303
33 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 KY 15 11 105 270
34 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 12 8 155 251
35 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 12 11 115 247
36 3 AI4SV Jack 7269 VA 13 11 85 228
37 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 12 11 90 222
38 3 WA5VQM Mark 58T TX 13 9 100 217
39 3 AG6V Donna 6933T CA 10 10 115 215
39 3 WD4SCZ Emil 556T KY 11 10 105 215
41 3 K6KQV Bill 2626T CA 12 11 75 207
42 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 11 10 90 200
43 3 W7CQW Quint 4347T ID 11 10 75 185
44 3 WA8SZT Chuck 1958 OH 9 9 100 181
45 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 9 8 105 177
46 3 VE3HNE Walt 4893T ON 10 10 75 175
47 3 W8VN Dennis 3141 MI 13 8 70 174
48 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 10 7 70 140
49 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 8 8 70 134
50 3 K2HT Dick 5087 MO 9 7 70 133
51 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 7 5 85 120
52 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 7 7 70 119
53 3 ACPR Mike 7033T ND 8 7 60 116
54 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 9 6 55 109
55 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765 WA 5 5 75 100
56 3 KC9TNH Wes 7968 WI 7 5 60 95
57 3 WB4SPB Randy 8169 WA 7 6 50 92
58 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 6 6 50 86
59 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 4 4 65 81
60 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 5 5 55 80
61 3 KC3QU Hank 4567T AL 5 5 50 75
62 3 K4NVJ Joe 393T AL 5 5 45 70
63 3 KN7N Reg 5786 AZ 5 5 40 65
64 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 5 4 40 60
64 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 5 5 35 60
64 3 W4CJV Wayne 7043C GA 5 5 35 60
67 3 K9ZMD Gary 891T WA 4 4 40 56
67 3 N5ZMO Dick 479C TX 4 4 40 56
69 3 AC8JD Joe 8107 MI 5 5 30 55
70 3 KMC Mike 5241T CO 3 3 45 54
71 3 KD8NJZ Craig 7136 OH 4 4 30 46
72 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 3 3 30 39
73 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 4 3 20 32
74 3 VK4TJ John 4474T Australia 5 4 10 30
75 3 KD5MMM Phil 4209T TX 3 3 20 29
76 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 2 2 20 24
76 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 2 2 20 24
76 3 WDE Stu 7400 MO 2 2 20 24
79 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 3 3 10 19
79 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 2 2 15 19
1 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 60 29 365 2105
2 4 NTA John 2826T CO 40 20 260 1060
3 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 21 17 150 507
4 4 VE5SG Garry 6154T SK 9 8 75 147

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 1 AL 5 AR 0 AZ 2 CA 6 CO 2 CT 1 DE 0 FL 0 GA 5
HI 0 IA 0 ID 1 IL 3 IN 2 KS 0 KY 3 LA 0 MA 3 MD 2
ME 1 MI 4 MN 3 MO 10 MS 1 MT 0 NC 2 ND 1 NE 2 NH 0
NJ 4 NM 0 NV 1 NY 9 OH 5 OK 2 OR 1 PA 2 RI 1 SC 0
SD 0 TX 4 TN 2 UT 0 VA 2 VT 1 WA 3 WI 3 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: MO 10
Total USA participants: 101
Total non-USA participants: 7

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 20 AL 79 AR 0 AZ 28 CA 43 CO 43 CT 7 DE 0 FL 0 GA 127
HI 0 IA 0 ID 11 IL 66 IN 37 KS 0 KY 46 LA 0 MA 20 MD 11
ME 17 MI 45 MN 45 MO 156 MS 5 MT 0 NC 63 ND 8 NE 53 NH 0
NJ 77 NM 0 NV 22 NY 112 OH 128 OK 15 OR 7 PA 31 RI 30 SC 0
SD 0 TX 44 TN 41 UT 0 VA 15 VT 21 WA 16 WI 63 WV 34 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MO 156
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1586
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 42

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Australia, Canada, USA

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KD8NJZ Operated by: Craig, 7136 from OH

This was my first SKCC SKS. I'm a rather new member, and pretty darn new at CW. I'm very QRS, and the fine ops that
worked me were very patient. I truly appreciate it. I was nervous, and had one station that I just couldn't get the call
right on, but overall, I enjoyed the Sprint. I will definitely do more in the future! Only worked about an hour. Had to
run to be NCS for the Wood County Amateur Radio Club 2M net. Thanks SKCC for being such a great club, and helping
new CW Ops like me! 73 de KD8NJZ, Craig



K2HT Operated by: Dick, 5087 from MO

Thanks for the QSO's. 15 opened from MO to SE USA which was enjoyable.



N2JNZ Operated by: George, 2836T from NY

Had fun !!! .... batteries only gave 700 mw output so went with it !!! .... Thank to all
who worked me with patience. Switched hands on the key so I had a assortment of fists.
Right for a while then left hand. Start PT this week so I hope I'm doing better for the
SKSE !!! Rig here a Norcal 40A and key a Llaves QRP straight key. Antenna a ZeroFive 40
meter vertical. 73 TO THE BEST CW CLUB GOING !!!!!

high power .... hehe



W9GFB Operated by: Jerry, 8056 from IL

First try. Great Fun!



AG6V Operated by: Donna, 6933T from CA

Bunches of fun, as usual. Glad the sunspots are cooperating a bit.



W9LW Operated by: Jay, 6222T from IN

Had a conflict so only got in the last 45 minutes but had fun with my newly-installed trap
vertical on 20M. It's a Hygain 12AVQ that I've had in the attic for years after it was
damaged. Finally bought replacement parts and put it up!



KBETU Operated by: Phil, 4542T from AL

Bands were really rough tonight due to storms in the area. Quite a challenge. See you
all for the WES. 72/73 Phil



W4CUX Operated by: Bill, 5497T from GA

Got a late start, but had a great time. 20m was very low QRN tonight, and lots of strong
signals. See you all next time.
73 Bill - W4CUX



KC4FLT Operated by: Carl, 3625 from AL

Loads of fun, thanks again for those who organize and work to make this happen!! 40 was
pretty noisy but useable. Hope to see you all again next time. 73

Century 21



ACPR Operated by: Mike, 7033T from ND

Got a slow start, but it was nice to work some new people for me. Great activity to be a
part of. Thanks and 73 all!



VE7LAJ Operated by: Andy, 6611T from BC

Bands very noisy tonight, but had fun. Thanks to Jerry, K9PMV, the special event station
and to all the organizers. 73, de Andy



N3PDT Operated by: Doug, 6861T from MO

Fun sprint! Worked 20m and 40m. Was able to hold a couple frequencies with just 5w and
heard both ends of the country pretty well. K1 and a Navy Flameproof into a ground
mounted vert. Thanks to all who worked to dig out my QRP sig. Missed working W7GVE, Ed.
Might be the first sprint I particiapted in that we didn't work!



NUMP Operated by: Bill, 659T from MO

Lots of QRN here but I had a good time anyhow...Looking forwar to the next one. 73 from
Garden City, MO



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt, 3018T from NJ

Ran higher power this time (75w), although a couple friends thought I was still QRP (hi hi).
Rig Icom IC-7000, Butternut vertical (elevated), big ole English Kent Straight Key.
Fun event, as always.



NTA Operated by: John, 2826T from CO

Tough night in Colorado - almost all signals were very weak (except Russ, K0LUW!). Trying
otr my new Elecraft Amp, so running about 500w. Thanks for the Q's. K3, KPA500, Vertical and
Wire antennas



W4FOA Operated by: Tony, 641T from GA

Conditions were excellent. It was super to work quite a few relatively new SKCC members.



WIS Operated by: Kieth, 2048T from MN

Worked the last hour. 7,112 was productive again. Was a blast using a newly acquired IC
735 and a mini key! Both seemed to do fine. Highlight was working KA8HDE Chuck, over the
pole!! K4OSO Milt was fun to work again and wow he can send his call sign fast at the end
of a qso hi hi. Couldn't match you with the mini key Milt. Another highlight was #58T
Mark WA5VQM with that low number! 73 all, fun times. Kieth wi0s 2048t



W4HAY Operated by: Frank, 678T from TN

Ol' Ma Nature was with us tonight, first time we haven't had thunderboomers here in over a
week! Moderate QRN on 40 & 80 didn't spoil the fun.



KII Operated by: Mark, 6585T from MO

Lotta noise again for this sprint...Anyone confused yet?NE0S is now KI0I as of last TUES.!
Had pretty good luck on 40m just a lot of QRN,20m was good shape but very crowded so
pounced a little then went cq-ing on 40.Once again the shortest 2hrs on radio, seemed to
just get rolling good when the sand runs out hihi! 73 all and thanks for the Q`s Mark KI0I



WA5VQM Operated by: Mark, 58T from TX

First Sprint in a while.




K2ZC Operated by: Dave, 1945T from NJ

I got started an hour late. (darn that TV). I used my flex 1500 running 900mW to a dipole.
Tried 20 meters first, then jumped to 40 which was pretty active. Made a couple of contacts
on 80 also. Thanks for the qso's 72/73 K2zc Dave



WA1VIL Operated by: Greg, 443T from MA

Always fun-thanks to all the ops who pulled out my QRP signal. Used a really beat up J37
that I picked up last weekend at the MIT flea market...it's a keeper and has earned a good
cleaning. Couldn't quite work K9PMV through the crowd on either 40 or 20. KB4QQJ-thought
I heard you on 15 meters-the only station I heard there. Kudos to all who make this
happen. 73 to all and c u next sprint!



W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

Creeping senility-- missed 1st hour due to bad memory--- but still enjoyed myself once
I got into the swing..... ZF1DJ was a nice surprise.. 73 ED



KD5MMM Operated by: Phil, 4209T from TX

Got a few in the last half hour. Haven't made a sprint in a while, still fun.
73 all



KD2JC Operated by: Joe, 710T from NJ

15 and 20 meters mostly here. Need two more on 15 for 50Qs there. Nice turnout. Thanks
to all that worked me. 73



AI4SV Operated by: Jack, 7269 from VA

I think this is my first SKS. Operated a Kenwood 450S at 100W into a ground mounted vertical
antenna. I started on 20m, had dinner, and picked up aferwards on 40m. Thanks for a fun
time. I've wondered for quite a while what the "t" and "c" were after SKCC member calls, and
now I finally get it :-). Hope I can remember the 27th for next month. 73 - Jack



KBLF/0 Operated by: Fred, 6302T from NE

Operated from Victoria Springs State Park, Custer County, NE about 15 miles north of
Broken Bow, NE. Using a hex beam on 14 MHz and a dipole on 7 MHz. Thanks to everyone for
their qsos. Here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the CNARC hamfest and steak fry.
Listen for their special event station this weekend, W0HQE. See you next Sprint.



VK4TJ Operated by: John, 4474T from Australia

Normally at work at this time of day, but played hooky. I find it hard to get the
attention of US stations. Not everything you hear will be 599!



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

I thought conditions were better than usual this eve. Spent the 1st hour on 20 meters
where skip seemed to be somewhat short. Went to 40 when 20 started to quite down and found
signals to be weaker than I expected but there seemed to be a lot of activity and the QRN
was fairly low.
I ran my Ten Tec Argonaut V at a little less than 5 watts into the yagi on 20 and the CF
Zepp @45' on 40. I used my Army Signal Corps J-36 bug from June of 1941 with a vari-speed
and was quite pleased with the feel of this key. Had fun as usual. 73, Dave

Ten Tec Argonaut V @ 4.83 watts and Vibroplex J-36 from 1941



K6CSL Operated by: Bert, 4486 from CA

I tried first 10M and then 15M with no luck. I moved to 20M and worked N5NK in TX and
N1DN in CT. Then signals seemed to be fading. I moved to 40M at 01:30UTC and found
litteral bedlam there. Finally at 01:47 I worked Paul, K1TKL out here in CA. So that
about did it for this Sprint. Bert, K6CSL in SJV



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999T from MO

Good to be back on a SKS. Only got to work last hour but had fun



VE3FUJ Operated by: Brion, 4936T from ON

I only did an hr Tonight I just could not concentrate on the Sprint. Other things
cluttering up my Mind, I'm at a loss as to what. Have any one had days like that? This is
the first time that I can remember. Maybe something I ate????? HEE HEE. See you all next
month. Brion



AF3Z Operated by: Jim, 3034T from PA

Enjoyed it. Tnx everyone!



NW2K Operated by: Dean, 7330T from NY

Great fun! My apologies to W3NP and K4OSO, as the clock ran out before we could finish.
Thanks to all and see you next time. 5W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.



NV9X Operated by: Jim, 1358T from IL

Thanks to my contacts. SKS is always fun. Thanks to K9PMV for 2 long distance (1 mile) bonus
contacts hi hi. If you want my score without the bonus, you do the math. Thanks to SKCC and
the K2RFP sprint logger for making this possible. Looking forward to WES.




N5NK Operated by: Rondel, 7571 from TX

My first SKCC Sprint. The QRM and QRN and QSB provided all the challenges this contester
wannabe could handle. Thanks for organizing the sprint; it was a lot of fun!



K5ENA Operated by: John, 3045T from OK

Only was able to get on the last 40 minutes. Enjoyed contacts on 40 and 20.

73,
John, K5ENA



WD4SCZ Operated by: Emil, 556T from KY

Both 10 and 15 meters were wide open but all the action seemed to be on 20. It was a great
night as I finally snagged both WV and TN toward 20 meter WAS. Now all I need is AR and KY.

The Heathkit SB-102 is the "daily driver" here.



N3EIN Operated by: Matt, 6742T from PA

Interesting conditions as signals were very strong with low noise, but localized. At 0000Z
15 meters was wide open for a few QSO's to GA, but nowhere else and then the band was
finished by 0100Z. 20 meters seemed short working OH,MI,NY,IN while more distant stations
were overpowered-with the exception of Tom K4ZGB who had the strongest signal of the
evening into PA. 40 meters had good signals but only Gene K8EE in OH was able to hear me.
It was interesting to work a different group this time and I enjoyed the evening. Thanks
to all.
Matt-N3EIN Ten-Tec Century 21/G5RV "Lite"/SKCC Key



K4BAI Operated by: John, 3280 from GA

FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole. First time in SKS that I remember being able
to work members on 10 meters. QSOs by band: 28 mHz: 6; 21 mHz: 13; 14 mHz: 33; 7 mHz 8.
Great to work John, VK4TJ on 15 and 20M. Thanks for all QSOs. Probably the best
conditions I remember for a SKS session. Didn't hear K9PMV. Hope to work you all next
month. I will be using the call W4AN (the SECC club call) in NAQP CW the first Saturday
in August. Hope to work many of you then. 73, John, K4BAI.



W1LVT Operated by: Len, 3932T from VT

Good sprint. 20 and 40 meters were OK. My 1942 McElroy Stream key came in the mail today
and it was a great chance to give it a tryout. (I think it's the best straight key I
have.)

1942 McElroy Stream Key



K1NV Operated by: Jon, 2609T from NV

I had to leave at the end of the first hour due to a dinner commitment, but the 20M band
was lively and there should be some good totals. No DX stations were copied but it was
good to work W1LVT in VT and WA1BXY in RI, both with good signals.



WX4RM Operated by: Ron, 8064 from NC

5 watts into 5BTV ground mounted vertical, J38 key. Made contacts on 15/20/40 and glad to
be heard with all those strong signals tonite. Thanks for K9PMV having good ears to pick
me out of the crowd on 20 and 40 meters. I enjoyed the sprint!



WDECO Operated by: Mitch, 6893T from MO

Stayed on 20M for all but four qso's. It was a nice surprise to work Bob, WL7WH, from AK
off the side of the beam. Took me a bit to catch the WL7 prefix. And it wouldn't be a
SKCC event without working Ed, W7GVE!!! TU Ed. However, I did miss out on working any
of the Missouri Posse by staying on 20M.

Yaesu FT-950, 100 Watts, Mosley tribander and OCF Dipole, Bencher RJ-1 SK.

73, Mitch



NUYN Operated by: Dennis, 5753T from MO

I enjoyed SKS this month. Mostly good signal reports. Thanks to Jerry K9PMV for bonus
points. 73.



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

Bands were great tonight! Everybody was strong. I dont think anybody was less than 579!!
Most were S9 and up. Strongest was Tom W4TMW, at 40 over. Thats as high as my K2 goes.
Best surprise was Dennis WD9DWE, havent heard you in a long time om, great to here you
and strong too!! Played on 15 for a while but nothing I could copy. Thought I heard one
answer but lost it.

Rig = Elecraft K2 at 5 watts
Antenna = PAR EndFedz EF-40/20
Key = Marconi AS 300 and 1954 Vibroplex Blue Racer

Randy_KB4QQJ



K2NPN Operated by: Phil, 1687T from NY

Had fun and the bands seemed to be in good shape with lots of SKCC ops on. I look
forward to more sprints. . . 73 ..Phil-K2NPN.



KC9TNH Operated by: Wes, 7968 from WI

A good time & good training (and snagged a new state, thanks N0TA!). I take these in a
more relaxed fashion & they're great fun. Seemed like I could go from one end of 40m to
the other & find someone last night, just building my copy skills. :) Looking forward to
WES again.



K7IFG Operated by: Ken, 4694 from OR

It was a struggle but was able to make 7 Q's. AK, PA GA, HI, OH, VT and CA. Hard to
get through the pileups on the hi-powered stations. Did not hear much activity from the
West coast. Will be back for another try next month.

Ken, K7IFG, Beavercreek, OR



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173T from OK

I love how these sprints take me to different parts of our great land! I enjoyed the
sprint as always, though I had to miss about an hour of the sprint. 40 came alive after a
while making for plenty of contacts. Thanks to all who worked me, and I was able to pick
up some new numbers and some new "t's."



W4TMW Operated by: Tom, 6184T from GA

Good sprint this month. Started on 15M but didn't find much activity so went to 20 and
stayed there for the balance of the hr. Surprisingly, only heard 2 CA stations. It seemed
to me like propagation on 20M was short. After the 1st hour I moved on to 40M where the
band had fast QSB. I used my homebrew st. key and magnetic bug along with TS480s-90W
and 3-el Yagi and OCF Dipole. Our bonus station, Jerry (K9PMV), sure had a potent signal
and great fist. Thanks to all who participated......73 Tom



W7CQW Operated by: Quint, 4347T from ID

Just Moved to Idaho so worked the Sprint fixed-mobile in front of my rental with ham sticks
on 20 and 40. Not ideal but still had fun. Moving into a house on 5 acres at 2600 ft above
sea level so hope to have wire in the sky by the end of Sep. Will keep Idaho on the air!



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold, 3946C from SK

I just got started and a big thunder storm came in c u next test.Harold



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773T from OH

Tried out my new antenna (102' doublet fed with open wire line at 15'), and it allowed me
to work Alaska. Thanks for two bands Jerry, K9PMV. I didn't realize that you were the
special SKCC member until I went to submit my score. Haven't worked many weekday sprints
lately, but I hope to change that. 73, and see you all next time. Art



WB2UWU Operated by: Finn, 1708 from NY

Handicaps : Inexperience in contests, QRP power, and pile-ups. Used the WEMK (Western
Electric Mini Key), but had the Japanese ready in case. I do not like the knob on the
WEMK, I would prefer a round knob, not the 'saucer' with the sharp edges. I suppose it is
made for tapping, I prefer to grasp the knob for control both down and up. It also has
some serious side play which I am going to try to fix. Otherwise a nice addition to the
R4020.

Tentec R4020 with WEMK mounted on one side and Japanese WWII backup key



N8BB Operated by: Werner, 5433T from MI

I have been working 7 days a week at 10 to 12 hours a day, too tired to do much but get on
and get 1 Q. Thanks to Jim NV9X I got it and went to bed. When things get back to normal I
will be more active.



K9PMV Operated by: Jerry, 1438T from IL

Hello All,

Well, I did my best. Devoted the first hour to 20 meters. Then QSYed to 40 meters to work
more and give some the two band bonus. Both bands were very active, which I'm glad to
see. When I QSYed to 40, I found the usual SKCC sub band packed! I found an empty space
at 7.049. The last 10 minutes I QSYed to 80 meters where I picked up only one station.
There were some weak ones in there and I got most but I know I missed a few. It was great
fun to be bonus station. Now there have been two Blue Island, IL bonus stations for SKS;
NV9X and K9PMV. See you at the next event. 73 and enjoy SKCC !



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from NY

A very nice sprint with good band conditions here in WNY. 20m. was hopping, as was 40m.
Rig: TenTec Argosy at 50w. into either an all-band dipole up 25' or a gnd. mtd. all band
vertical, straight key, of course! 73



W1EJ Operated by: Ed, 1594T from CA

All on 20M using my freshly made NORCAL Doublet! My new camping antenna.



K8JD Operated by: John, 1395T from MI

I hope my score gets thru . Last WES I never saw my score on the results page even
thoough I tried to submit it twice !!! ??
My new 90 ft dipole (30 ft up) and MFJ974HB tuner are doing well on 40, 30 and 20M. BNow
I don't have to get up and leave the op position to change antennas.
Thanks to the few stations who listened to lightning static to work me on 80M this time.



AA2XB Operated by: Frank, 1681T from NY

Glad to be back on the horse again , my last sks was probably six months ago. Two hours
well spent.



KE4KY Operated by: Glenn, 2622T from KY

Had a great time...especially since the WX was so very hot. I like the Sprints more in the
winter, but fun anytime. Would like to have worked more stations, but between chasing the
ST0R and the VK9HR DXpeditions (with good succuess) I could not fit any more in. See you in
a month.

Glenn
KE4KY



AA9L Operated by: Rich, 1227 from WI

What a good time. Forty meters was nuts, I almost felt like DX at times. Can't wait
until the next sprint.



WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Not a lot of time, only worked two new ones, AK3X and NW2T

73
Alan



KCRSX Operated by: Len, 14 from MN

Great fun operating QRP with the IC-703 and gel-cell from a small park in St. Cloud,
MN--until the mosquitoes got to me at dusk. Sorry for the interruptions in sending while
I was swatting.

I hope you all had fun too.



W4CJV Operated by: Wayne, 7043C from GA

Lots of action on 20M but excessive QRM on my end, so I moved to 40M. Fun, nonetheless.
Thanks to all who responded. Looking forward to the next event.



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

Several interruptions but managed a few contacts, wanted to try my latest addition to the
operating position. The Vibroplex Original, Black base is a recent addition. S/N indicates
around JUNE 1939 very near my birthday. The Navy FP, "Blue Racer" & the Original made
operation a fun event. Thanks to everyone...CU on the next event....73

"OPERATIONS"



AK3X Operated by: Peter, 7217C from MD

Managed to sneak off to the radio room for a few minutes. Weekday evenings are always busy with other
things to be done. QRP (3W) with my DSW-40, Emtech tuner, and 40 meter inverted vee. Happily I got a
few more "T"s in my count to getting my "T". As always, a good time. 73 - Peter


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.426
Updated: July 31, 2011 0324 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB