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Sprint Date: August 24, 2011





Special SKCC member: None
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 98
         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
1 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 60 28 355 2035
2 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 53 25 340 1665
3 3 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 55 24 300 1620
4 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 54 22 350 1538
5 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 45 24 330 1410
6 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 49 23 265 1392
7 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 41 23 265 1208
8 3 W8WTS Jim 6359 OH 40 23 270 1190
9 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438T IL 40 18 255 975
10 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 35 20 235 935
11 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 36 19 220 904
12 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 33 18 200 794
13 3 NTA John 2826T CO 30 18 215 755
14 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 27 19 180 693
15 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 30 17 175 685
16 3 WI1B Ken 6866C MA 26 17 160 602
17 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 27 15 180 585
18 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 27 16 145 577
19 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 25 17 150 575
20 3 K5BZH Jim 447 TX 23 17 175 566
21 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 23 16 175 543
22 3 W7IEX Van 3015T NV 25 15 135 510
23 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 24 14 165 501
24 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 22 16 140 492
25 3 K4JPN Steve 2402T GA 19 16 165 469
26 2 K2RUK George 8047 NY 20 16 145 465
27 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 23 14 140 462
28 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 19 15 155 440
29 3 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 22 15 95 425
30 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T ON 19 16 120 424
31 3 K5UI Jim 2980C TX 18 14 160 412
32 3 WA5AFD Gerald 8150 OK 19 14 135 401
33 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 16 15 140 380
34 3 W1LIC Wes 1142T ME 19 13 110 357
35 3 K6KQV Bill 2626T CA 16 14 130 354
36 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C PA 21 12 90 342
37 3 N5LYJ Ken 6969T TX 17 12 135 339
38 2 VE5SG Garry 6154T SK 16 13 130 338
39 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 15 14 105 315
40 3 W4FOA Tony 641T GA 17 11 110 297
41 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 16 11 120 296
42 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 14 13 105 287
43 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 14 12 115 283
44 2 K9FO Will 5811 IL 13 12 120 276
45 2 VA3AMX Eric 8253 ON 13 12 95 251
46 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 18 10 70 250
46 3 AD5QB Ken 9C TX 14 10 110 250
48 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 14 12 70 238
49 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 13 9 105 222
50 3 W5PJW Mark 58T TX 13 10 90 220
51 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 13 11 75 218
52 2 W2OW John 7220C NY 13 10 85 215
53 3 K3MSB Mark 5965T PA 14 10 55 195
54 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 10 10 90 190
55 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 11 9 90 189
56 1 K9JWV Jim 3314 UT 11 9 85 184
57 2 W8JRA Jeff 4757T OH 10 9 90 180
57 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 10 10 80 180
59 2 AK3X Peter 7217C MD 10 9 80 170
59 2 W9GFB Jerry 8056 IL 10 9 80 170
61 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 10 10 65 165
62 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 9 9 80 161
63 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 10 8 75 155
64 3 K2HT Dick 5087C MO 9 8 80 152
64 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 9 8 80 152
66 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 10 8 70 150
67 3 K3YP Ray 5105T OH 9 8 70 142
68 3 AE5VB Hugh 7283T LA 10 9 50 140
69 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 9 7 60 123
70 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 7 7 70 119
71 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 7 7 60 109
72 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 6 6 50 86
72 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 6 6 50 86
74 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 7 5 45 80
75 2 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 6 5 40 70
76 3 K7JBQ Bill 456 CA 5 5 40 65
76 3 N5RDN Rob 406 TX 5 5 40 65
78 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 5 5 35 60
78 3 W9SAY Chas 1158T IL 5 4 40 60
80 2 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 4 4 40 56
81 3 KB5JSB Al 6509 TX 5 5 20 45
82 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 4 3 30 42
83 3 WDE Stu 7400 MO 3 3 30 39
84 2 AA4GA Lee 7258 GA 4 3 25 37
84 2 N5NK Ron 7571 TX 4 3 25 37
86 1 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 3 3 20 29
87 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 5 4 5 25
88 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 2 2 20 24
88 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 2 2 20 24
88 3 KF7EST Allen 6008 WA 2 2 20 24
91 2 KB1UMH Ron 8085 MA 4 2 10 18
92 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765 WA 2 2 10 14
93 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 1 1 10 11
93 3 KCM Larry 8177 MO 1 1 10 11
93 3 NOE Phil 8246 MN 1 1 10 11
96 3 W4CJV Wayne 7043C GA 2 2 0 4
97 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 0 1
98 3 KC9KHG Randy 3687T IL 0 0 0 0

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
1 1 K9JWV Jim 3314 UT 11 9 85 184
2 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 7 5 45 80
3 1 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 3 3 20 29
1 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 27 19 180 693
2 2 K2RUK George 8047 NY 20 16 145 465
3 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T ON 19 16 120 424
4 2 VE5SG Garry 6154T SK 16 13 130 338
5 2 K9FO Will 5811 IL 13 12 120 276
6 2 VA3AMX Eric 8253 ON 13 12 95 251
7 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 18 10 70 250
8 2 W2OW John 7220C NY 13 10 85 215
9 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 11 9 90 189
10 2 W8JRA Jeff 4757T OH 10 9 90 180
11 2 AK3X Peter 7217C MD 10 9 80 170
11 2 W9GFB Jerry 8056 IL 10 9 80 170
13 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 9 9 80 161
14 2 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 6 5 40 70
15 2 VE7KBN Ken 5533T BC 4 4 40 56
16 2 AA4GA Lee 7258 GA 4 3 25 37
16 2 N5NK Ron 7571 TX 4 3 25 37
18 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 2 2 20 24
19 2 KB1UMH Ron 8085 MA 4 2 10 18
20 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 0 1
1 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 53 25 340 1665
2 3 NW2K Dean 7330T NY 55 24 300 1620
3 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 54 22 350 1538
4 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 45 24 330 1410
5 3 NG7Z Paul 802T WA 49 23 265 1392
6 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 41 23 265 1208
7 3 W8WTS Jim 6359 OH 40 23 270 1190
8 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438T IL 40 18 255 975
9 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 35 20 235 935
10 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 36 19 220 904
11 3 K1PUB Chas 4101T MA 33 18 200 794
12 3 NTA John 2826T CO 30 18 215 755
13 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 30 17 175 685
14 3 WI1B Ken 6866C MA 26 17 160 602
15 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T FL 27 15 180 585
16 3 AC2C Ron 2748T MD 27 16 145 577
17 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 25 17 150 575
18 3 K5BZH Jim 447 TX 23 17 175 566
19 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 23 16 175 543
20 3 W7IEX Van 3015T NV 25 15 135 510
21 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946C SK 22 16 140 492
22 3 K4JPN Steve 2402T GA 19 16 165 469
23 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 23 14 140 462
24 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 19 15 155 440
25 3 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 22 15 95 425
26 3 K5UI Jim 2980C TX 18 14 160 412
27 3 WA5AFD Gerald 8150 OK 19 14 135 401
28 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 16 15 140 380
29 3 W1LIC Wes 1142T ME 19 13 110 357
30 3 K6KQV Bill 2626T CA 16 14 130 354
31 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C PA 21 12 90 342
32 3 N5LYJ Ken 6969T TX 17 12 135 339
33 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 15 14 105 315
34 3 W4FOA Tony 641T GA 17 11 110 297
35 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 16 11 120 296
36 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 14 13 105 287
37 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 14 12 115 283
38 3 AD5QB Ken 9C TX 14 10 110 250
39 3 WIS Kieth 2048T MN 14 12 70 238
40 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 13 9 105 222
41 3 W5PJW Mark 58T TX 13 10 90 220
42 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 13 11 75 218
43 3 K3MSB Mark 5965T PA 14 10 55 195
44 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 10 10 90 190
45 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 10 10 80 180
46 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 10 10 65 165
47 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 10 8 75 155
48 3 K2HT Dick 5087C MO 9 8 80 152
48 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 9 8 80 152
50 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 10 8 70 150
51 3 K3YP Ray 5105T OH 9 8 70 142
52 3 AE5VB Hugh 7283T LA 10 9 50 140
53 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T BC 9 7 60 123
54 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 7 7 70 119
55 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 7 7 60 109
56 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 6 6 50 86
56 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 6 6 50 86
58 3 K7JBQ Bill 456 CA 5 5 40 65
58 3 N5RDN Rob 406 TX 5 5 40 65
60 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 5 5 35 60
60 3 W9SAY Chas 1158T IL 5 4 40 60
62 3 KB5JSB Al 6509 TX 5 5 20 45
63 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 4 3 30 42
64 3 WDE Stu 7400 MO 3 3 30 39
65 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 5 4 5 25
66 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 2 2 20 24
66 3 KF7EST Allen 6008 WA 2 2 20 24
68 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765 WA 2 2 10 14
69 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 1 1 10 11
69 3 KCM Larry 8177 MO 1 1 10 11
69 3 NOE Phil 8246 MN 1 1 10 11
72 3 W4CJV Wayne 7043C GA 2 2 0 4
73 3 KC9KHG Randy 3687T IL 0 0 0 0
1 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 60 28 355 2035
2 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 24 14 165 501

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 0 AL 2 AR 0 AZ 1 CA 5 CO 1 CT 0 DE 0 FL 2 GA 6
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 7 IN 2 KS 0 KY 0 LA 1 MA 5 MD 3
ME 1 MI 1 MN 4 MO 10 MS 1 MT 0 NC 1 ND 0 NE 0 NH 0
NJ 2 NM 0 NV 1 NY 6 OH 6 OK 3 OR 0 PA 3 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 10 TN 1 UT 1 VA 0 VT 1 WA 3 WI 1 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: MO 10, TX 10
Total USA participants: 92
Total non-USA participants: 6

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 0 AL 44 AR 0 AZ 54 CA 47 CO 30 CT 0 DE 0 FL 52 GA 138
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 98 IN 60 KS 0 KY 0 LA 10 MA 84 MD 47
ME 19 MI 7 MN 39 MO 135 MS 4 MT 0 NC 22 ND 0 NE 0 NH 0
NJ 37 NM 0 NV 25 NY 92 OH 130 OK 27 OR 0 PA 48 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 124 TN 10 UT 11 VA 0 VT 24 WA 53 WI 13 WV 27 WY 0

State with most QSOs: GA 138
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1511
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 83

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, USA

Soapbox


NTA Operated by: John, 2826T from CO

Wow, what a night! Conditions on 20m were great. However, I did a really stupid thing - I
updated the W5ZR logger at about 10 minutes prior to the contest! It seemed to take 10
minutes to update the database. Then, it wouldn't accept a log file. I messed with it
throughout the contest, including re-installing it 5 times. Never got it to work, so did pen
and paper logging. Finally gave up after an hour and a half. Thanks for all the patient
people who worked me! K3, doublet & vertical.



N3PDT Operated by: Doug, 6861T from MO

Missed WES, and really had stuff to do tonight, but was able to work in a few contacts
between obligations. Thanks to all for another fun sprint.



W4CUX Operated by: Bill, 5497T from GA

Great conditions tonight on both 20 & 40m. Steady stream of great contacts. As always,
looking forward to next event.
73- Bill



W9GFB Operated by: Jerry, 8056 from IL

A lot of STRONG signals on 40m.



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy, 3508T from NC

Only got to play last 30 minutes but had fun. Got to work Bob, K5ZOL on his/now mine
bug....hi hi Thanks Bob!! Like it!!
K2 at 10 watts
Par EndFed 20/40 at 33 feet
J-36 bug and Swedish pump straight key.


Randy_KB4QQJ




WABGV Operated by: Slim, 5465T from MO

Slow start here. Was just getting going when the time was up. Lots of sigs and lots of
qrn at my qth. 73 de Slim



N5RDN Operated by: Rob, 406 from TX

First SKS I've worked(I think). 15m in good shape worked Andy/E51AND and Stan/ZL2BLQ
there. Thanks! Also Ed/W7GVE on 20m, always a treat Ed. Thanks to all, will enter SKS next
month if possible. Pray for rain in Texas! 73/Rob



KBETU Operated by: Phil, 4542T from AL

Good sprint tonight. Bands weren't too bad and I did a lot better than I expected.
Special thanks to K8EE who stuck with me at the end. I appreciate it. See you all
on the WES. 72/73 Phil KBETU



WIS Operated by: Kieth, 2048T from MN

Was good to hear Jack KK0I with his KX1 and big signal. I ran the IC735 with the J36 Bug
and my Novice Speed-X SK. Tried to get some hits on 80 meters but went back to 40 and 20
meters. To bad to as 80 wasn't that noisy tonight. Good time as always. 73



N5NK Operated by: Ron, 7571 from TX

Was just finishing supper when I thought, "Oh my gosh it's Tuesday and Sprint night! Oh
well, better late than miss it entirely." So I found four folks who hadn't given up yet and
gave them each a point. I've just got to get my memory some help. Now I can't wait for the
next one.



AB8FJ Operated by: Ted, 62C from OH

Used my Ten-Tec Argonaut II at 1W to the end-fed random wire antenna. Key used was my Bencher RJ-2.



KJ4LEN Operated by: Ray, 6956T from FL

I had a great time. I picked up enough new numbers to make Tx5 overall and Tx3 on 20M. Too
much qrn on 40m to stay there long. I did work Andy(E51AND) in the Cook Islands on 15M. I
used my FT840 at 75W and trusty J38 key. See everyone next time. Ray



NUMP Operated by: Bill, 659T from MO

Well it started out kind of rough but then things got crazy and I had a blast. Thanks to
all who participated. Good to hear so many great cw ops on the air...73 Bill




KII Operated by: Mark, 6585T from MO

Started on 20m and replied some cq`s ,the band was pretty busy and a few good
signals,then went to 40m and called cq andd wow -what a great band it was tonite..some
sigs were +40db and qso`s from coast to coast even very good copy on my local MO
friends..Doug N3PDT-Rick K0KEX-Dennis N0UYN-and great to qso with Eldon W0SZV agn OH YEAH
can`t forget the last but not least,Bill-N0UMP..Hope everyone had a super sprint 73 and
hope to see all next time Mark KI0I



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt, 3018T from NJ

Fun event. Used my old Kenwood TS440SAT, 75w to a vertical. English Kent Straight Key. All
on 40m & 20m. Listened a short time on 80m, but heard Nichts! See y'all next month.

Kenwood TS440SAT



WSZV Operated by: Eldon, 4999T from Mo.

Forgot about it and wasn't home til last 40 min or so. Enjoyed it as usual.



K9FO Operated by: Will, 5811 from IL

Hi all SKSers! I Ran QRP on 20 meters only. Rig: Flex 1500, Ant a dipole. key was my
SpeedX. It takes longer doing search and pounce with 5 watts! Sorry NV9X and K9PMV, I
could not get to you with QRP.
It was fun to do a sprint with the Flexradio. 73/72, Will K9FO



VE5SG Operated by: Garry, 6154T from SK

For this SKS I turned off my usual 200W rig, used my FT-897 and turned the power down to 5
watts. I was amazed at the number of S9 reports I got. Not that many QSO's but had a lot
of fun.



VE7LAJ Operated by: Andy, 6611T from BC

Bands were quite good. Thanks to all who worked me.



K2RUK Operated by: George, 8047 from NY

Was N2JNZ using the Ogdensburg ARC club call !!! Had a fun time with it !! QRN was bad
here on 40 and 20 but solid contacts. Paul , NG7Z was 20 over here in NNY !!! Good to work
good buddies Ron , AC2C , Tony , W4FOA and Randy , KB4QQJ. Dean , NW2K was also 20 over
!!!Also Ed , W7GVE had a good signal on 20. Rig a Flex 1500 , 5 watts to a ZeroFive 40
meter vertical and bug the 100th Anniversary Bug !!! Thanks to all !!!!!

"Droid" station ...........



W9LW Operated by: Jay, 6222T from IN

Perhaps the best SKS I've had to date. Signals were great, especially on 40 meters,
despite high static levels here. As always, used the Ameco ball-bearing key on which I
first transmitted in 1973 as a teenaged novice, still on the piece of scrap redwood my
father mounted it on for me back then.

W9LW's 1970s Ameco key on scap redwood from father's woodshop



K9PMV Operated by: Jerry, 1438T from IL

Started calling CQ right at 00:00 Z on 14.055 Mhz. I was suprized by the number of
stations answering all at the same time! Stayed on that frequency for the whole event and
it never seemed to dry up. Sorry to those I missed. Might have been a few QRPers or maybe
just a weak path to some that I couldn't dig out. Anyway, great fun as always. Best
regards to all and see you on the bands.



K8EE Operated by: Gene, 4080T from OH

Conditions not too great. It picked up
a little at the end. Tnx to those who
hung in there while I tryed to pull you
out of the mud. It got a little crowded
at the end. Thanks to those who
QSYed for me. I hope I didnt't QRM
anyone. Sorry if I did. I worked only
40M. Didn't hear enough on the other
bands to make it worth while trying
them. Another fun night. 73, Gene



W5PJW Operated by: Mark, 58T from TX

Sitting on 15 when the sprint started and heard Andy E51AND calling CQ - my first contact
of the sprint. How cool was that? Made a couple of contacts at 10W with the MFJ-9440, the
rest 100W with the IC-751. The Yaesu and the boatanchors had the night off. Lots of QRN
due to storms east of here.



NG7Z Operated by: Paul, 802T from WA

I got a late start due to a prolonged nap. It was 2330Z and I thought I'd sit in my easy
chair for a few minutes. Hah! I was wondering why no one was answering my CQ's at first.
I happened to look at the antenna switch and discovered it was on the 80M loop. Once I
was on the beam things heated up quickly. Thanks for the Q's and cul. 73 Paul NG7Z



WA1VIL Operated by: Greg, 443T from MA

Always fun! Pretty good conditions on 20 &40. Heard some action on 15 but no contacts there. Thanks to all
who pulled my 5 watts out of the ether and everyone who makes SKCC go! 73 and c u next sprint.



W9SAY Operated by: Chas, 1158T from IL

Started late. Second time using ZRSPRINTER. Already forgot how to start a new log file.
Then forgot to update the member list. Next, an equipment failure after only 5 QSOs. The
FT-900 bit the dust. By time I got things switch over to the HW-101,I was able to make one
more QSO. Fun again --- and this time exciting.



K4BAI Operated by: John, 3280 from GA

FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, zepp. Vibroplex Deluxe Hand Key. Missed first
23 minutes due to birthday celebration for my son who turned 35 last Friday. Band
conditions on 15, 20, and 40 seemed quite good. Very little atmospheric noise for a
change. Thrilled to work E51AND on 15M, along with W7IEX and W1EJ. And I thought that
band was dead back here on the east coast. Thanks for all QSOs and see you next month.
73, John, K4BAI.



K5UI Operated by: Jim, 2980C from TX

Had a great time. There were some booming sigs out there. Worked half on 20 and half on
40. I was suprised by the number of mini pile-ups. A very successful night picking up 2
new states and 8 new T's. 73, Jim

Station: Kenwood TS-940 SAT, 6BTV vertical, Vibroplex Original bug



W7GVE Operated by: Ed, 729T from AZ

one of my best QSO counts but one of my poorest multiplier total--- but its the best
two hours on the radio... The Missouri Outlaws were out in force-- what a pleasure to
see them in this event... Did 20m mostly -- went down to 40 but only a few QSOS due to
high QRN.... It was good to log a few new ones--- CU in the WES..
73 ED, W7GVE



K1PUB Operated by: Chas, 4101T from MA

Been a few months since I did a sprint, good to get back to it. Started on 20M then moved
to 40M the last 45 minutes. Both bands seemed to have good propagation and low local QRM.
Never did find K9SKC though. I used the W5ZR sprint logger for the first time, it worked
very well. Thank you Bert! 73 all.



K5ZOL Operated by: Bob, 3945T from TX

Wish I had been able to work the whole 2 hours.



N3EIN Operated by: Matt, 6742T from PA

Conditions were noisy on 20 meters along with good strong signals from FL and GA for the
first hour in PA. 20 meters finally settled down by 0100Z and I worked some really nice
signals from Slim, Jerry and Jim in the Midwest and Rod and Paul in the Northwest. It was
fun to end the evening working Rick in UT and Ed in AZ at the last minute. With the
exception of QSOs on 40 meters with Alan in MA and Gene in OH, 20 meters was the place to
be. Thanks to all.
Matt Ten-Tec C21/G5RV Lite/SKCC Key




N5LUL Operated by: Brad, 3779C from TX

20 and 40M were playing well. Hope to see everyone again next month!




W1LVT Operated by: Len, 3932T from VT

40 meters was in the doldrums up here, but 20 meters was busy. Had fun!

Baumeister key



VA3AMX Operated by: Eric, 8253 from ON

Hello my friends - This was my first SKS event. I had fun keying with my J-38.
Hope to work other events as well.

73
Eric
VA3AMX




W1EJ Operated by: Ed, 1594T from CA

Good conditions. Great fun



K5BZH Operated by: Jim, 447 from TX

Worked 12 stations on 20, 11 stations on 40. Worked 16 states and one province. I owe
NW2K an apology for "stealing" his frequency, it seems that right after I worked him on
40 meters, a friend, N5LUL, called me, I worked him, only to have several more to call
me. Sorry Dean, I am indebted to you again.

QSB was a problem, especially during the first hour of the even on 20 meters. I listened
to 15 several times, never heard anyone.





NUYN Operated by: Dennis, 5753T from MO

Great conditions here on 20. Almost everybody I worked was 599. Less so on 40, but still
pretty good. Talked to MO Outlaw Mark KI0I and heard Doug N3PDT, Slim WA0BGV, and Bill
N0UMP working other stations. Hope to see you all at the Joplin Ham Fest next weekend.
Looking forward to the OAG theme WES in September. 73.



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom, 1494C from PA

Another nice SKS sprint. 80m. was still QRN & noisey with static crashes, but 40 was
good with lots of Straight Keyers there. My QTH was portable in Austin, PA for this
sprint. Rig: Kenwood TS-430S at 50w. into a dipole up 25 feet with a straight key, of
course! 73




KKI Operated by: Jack, 2370T from WI

It was a noisy SKS with storms going through during the event...we were able to stay on
the air. Worked 40 with my KX1, inverted vee and K4VIZ Cootie Key. As always, a fun
event. Thanks for all the contacts fellas...some great signals punched through the QRN!
See you next event. 73, jack



NW2K Operated by: Dean, 7330T from NY

20M and 40M were in good shape and I had a direct connection to MO (6), TX (8), and IL
(5). Multiplier total seemed low, but lots of new SKCC numbers to add to the list.
K5BZH, Jim, no problem at all, I moved a bit and continued at it. Thank you all for the
QSOs and see you next time. 90W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.



WA1AR Operated by: Alan, 4079T from MA

Still on my summer schedule so not a lot of time but managed to sneek in 10 QSOs.
It was not easy but I got W7IEX in NV on 80M.

Alan



W4FOA Operated by: Tony, 641T from GA

Great to see some newcomers to the group. The skill level of all participants is
increasing at an impressive rate. Congrats to all. Keep up the good work!



WB8ENE Operated by: Art, 3773T from OH

Nice sprint. I really enjoyed it. Couldn't find any activity on 80 meters this time, so
I spent all of my time on 20 and 40. Thanks for the contacts, and see you next time.
73, Art



KKEX Operated by: Rick, 5220T from MO

Great conditions, even with interruptions it was a fun time.
Rick



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry, 5173T from OK

Great Sprint as always. I started on 15 to see if anyone was there, but no luck, even
though the band was open (I worked PY2KPY just before the sprint started). Moved to 20
and made contacts with several new members as I work my way toward my second "T." It was
great to work Ed W7GVE, who always has a great signal. See you next month.



W3NP Operated by: Dave, 3182T from WV

Spent most of my time on 20. Conditions there were fairly good and much quieter than 40. I
spent the first 10 minutes trying to work Ed W7GVE through the pileup and when I finally
got through with my 5 watts I felt I was good to go!! No joy with CA though - I called
W6UT several times and got a "sri no cpy" as well as K6CSL with the same response - at
least they could tell I was in there. Did ok with NG7Z in WA as well as W7IEX in NV. The
biggest surprise for me was hearing and working my friend Gary VE1OMI from his summer home
in NS. We grew up together as young hams in the early 60's as K3OMI and (me) K3KJX. He
was pounding in from his beach QTH. I don't think he has web access up there.
Finished up on 40 for a few closer in mults. I ran 5 watts with my Omni 7 and 3 el yagi on
20 and the CF Zepp on 40. Keys were the pictured J-36 and Telefunken. Great evening - 73, Dave

1941 Vibroplex J-36 Bug and WW2 German Telefunken Straight Key



KACSW Operated by: Jim, 3741T from MN

I had forgot about the SKS tonight. I went up to my radio, about 30 minutes after the SKS
started, just to see if I could make a contact. I turned on my radio, and heard "CQ SKS".
I thought, "Cool, this will be fun."
And it was fun. Thanks to the guys for hearing my QRP signal.

73
Jim



K9JWV Operated by: Jim, 3314 from UT

Lousy conditions for < 1 watt, well, at least for me here in the amateur radio outback of
s/w Utah! Glad to work John, K4BAI, out there in GA on 20 and Andy, E51AND on 15 meters
(that one took a bit of effort to get the info across to Andy, Hi Hi). Haven't
participated in any of the SKCC sprints this year so glad John, K4BAI, mentioned it to me
earlier in the day. Fun, albeit not, necessarily, at 1 watt. Next time, maybe 5 watts -
just to keep boredom down to a low roar.



VE3FUJ Operated by: Brion, 4936T from ON

40 was really hopping around here, so I stayed with it for the duration. I did have to ask
for a few repeats, but nothing serious just a short seniors moment. My new Nescaf filter
did its job well on one occasion when a station ventured a bit close, and I were able to
drop him almost entirely out of the picture. I was fun again and see you all next month.
Brion



W1LIC Operated by: Wes, 1142T from ME

Conditions were pretty good on 20. It's always nice to work stations I haven't worked
before, and this was the case with 8 of my 19 QSOs in this SKS. Also got four more
towards my WASC.



AF2Z Operated by: Drew, 2082T from NJ

20m was good here for the first 90 minutes, then got a handful of calls on 40m and one
each on 15m (Bert W5ZR) and 80m (Wes W1LIC)... It's always great to work SK way up there
in the GWN: Harold VE5BCS on 20m... What, no contacts from MO? GA must be taking their
place: Tony W4FOA; John K4BAI; Steve K4JPN; Bill W4CUX... No K9SKC & no DX here... My rig:
Elecraft K3 running 10 watts; 100-ft wire up 30-ft; Junker straight key.



KF7EST Operated by: Allen, 6008 from WA

Entirely forgot about the sprint this month but was listening on 20M when I heard Ed
W7VGE 599 sending 'Sprint' fashion. Worked him and bagged a FL station (call escapes me
and my log is not handy). Ray also sounded great! Wish I had more time to work. The new
(to me) Hustler 5BTV seems to be an improvement on the G5RV jr. Look forward to next
sprint!



KB1UMH Operated by: Ron, 8085 from MA

First time on a Sprint! Had fun with the QRP rig into a dipole.

Note the brown jumper wire used to convert this single paddle to a sideswiper



N5LYJ Operated by: Ken, 6969T from TX

fun as usual..can't wait until next one..Ken N5LYJ 6969t



VE7KBN Operated by: Ken, 5533T from BC

Once again, tu to the folks who picked me out of the qrm/qrn.

Tried 15m, no one cud hear me, same on 40m.

thnx for the event!!



AJ4SB Operated by: Rob, 5552T from FL

Casual operation - had to quit after about an hour, but had a blast. See you next month,
I hope!!



N8BB Operated by: Werner, 5433T from MI

Sick all week and not up to a run of anything, Worked a few for giggles then went to bed
to recover from sore throat and cold. Once again had great reports running 900mwatts, wish
I were up to more but just not in the tank.



K4JPN Operated by: Steve, 2402T from GA

20M was good at the start and then went out, switched to 40M and had good luck. To much
QRN on 80M for me. 73, Steve K4JPN



K3MSB Operated by: Mark, 5965T from PA

I was not able to get on the air until 0130Z. I found 20M open and was delighted to work
stations non-stop until the end of the sprint on that band.



NOE Operated by: Phil, 8246 from MN

I rarely get on the air, but I am making an effort to learn CW. This was my first SKCC,
and my first full QSO with my 1936a McElroy buy (for which the dits are two fast, even at
the slowest speed) with Jim, N0JL. I had two incomplete QSOs tonight with k9skc/5 who
could not cpy my exchange and kd8njz who had to qrt without completing the exchange. So
I thank these folks for there patience.



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold, 3946C from SK

the band was much better, I thank all contacts and look forward to next one



AK3X Operated by: Peter, 7217C from MD

Managed to sneak into the shack for a few contacts. 40M only,, condx seemed good.
3 watts (DSW-40) and inverted vee at 28'. Had fun. 73 - Peter



AC2C Operated by: Ron, 2748T from MD

I started out just thinking I'd make a couple contacts and then get doing a few other
things. But... I got a pretty good string going on 20M and ran on one frequency for the
first 26 contacts. I made a quickquick QSY to 40M and got one more QSO before the XYL
gave the "what are you doing down there ?" call.



KB5JSB Operated by: Al, 6509 from TX

My first SKS. Didn't work vry many stations but it was fun. Even worked DX to FG5FR in
Guadeloupe.



K2RFP Operated by: Dick, 2099T from NY

Went to a community summer concert. Got back in time to make one QSO.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.426
Updated: August 29, 2011 0423 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB