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Sprint Date: December 28, 2011





Club call: NTA
Special SKCC member: John - N0TA
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 115
         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
- *4 NTA John 2826T CO 48 23 345 1449
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 52 26 355 1707
2 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 46 28 265 1553
3 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 42 29 245 1463
4 3 N5RKD Bill 7176T NM 46 24 325 1429
5 3 K1NV Jon 2609T CA 40 24 330 1290
6 3 W8WTS Jim 6359 OH 45 21 310 1255
7 3 K7VM Craig 3070T WA 36 20 260 980
8 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 35 20 240 940
8 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 35 21 205 940
10 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 35 19 240 905
11 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 33 20 220 880
12 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 34 18 225 837
13 3 WA5AFD Gerald 8150T OK 27 20 185 725
14 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 27 16 180 612
15 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 28 16 150 598
16 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 24 17 170 578
17 3 K1LEE Lee 7246 CT 22 19 155 573
18 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 25 16 170 570
19 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 22 16 175 527
20 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946 C Sk 23 12 245 521
21 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 26 14 155 519
22 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 24 13 160 472
23 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 22 15 125 455
24 3 K6HTN Kate 5405C CA 18 13 175 409
25 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 21 12 155 407
26 3 W4NA Nate 5262T VA 20 13 145 405
27 2 K9KHJ Danny 7179C WI 16 14 165 389
28 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 17 14 150 388
29 3 NY4G Ariel 7288C SC 19 11 175 384
30 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 20 12 135 375
31 3 K6JF Jim 4261T CA 16 10 160 320
32 3 WB8YXF Fr 8053T VA 15 12 130 310
33 3 WS9E Joe 3859T WI 14 13 125 307
34 3 N5XE Carl 6307T OK 15 11 140 305
35 3 K6BHH Curt 3646T CA 13 10 170 300
36 3 KB1NHV Art 2775 VT 14 13 110 292
37 3 K7ZG Joe 6246T WA 15 10 135 285
38 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 14 10 135 275
38 3 KB7GL Vic 3636C WA 13 10 145 275
38 4 KL8DX Phil 3800T AK 20 8 115 275
41 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438 T IL 14 12 90 258
42 3 KE7YTE Tom 6447T AZ 12 9 145 253
43 3 W6GMT Brock 4774C MN 12 11 120 252
44 3 W7CQW Quint 4347T ID 12 10 130 250
45 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 14 10 100 240
46 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 15 9 95 230
47 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 12 8 120 216
48 3 W5EHM Mike 6304T AR 11 9 110 209
49 3 K5BZH Jim 447T TX 12 9 100 208
50 3 W9AEM John 7875 WI 13 11 60 203
51 2 K7ZYV Carl 205 MS 12 9 90 198
52 3 WA5TCZ Darron 206 T LA 10 8 115 195
53 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 11 9 90 189
54 2 K8AG John 7445 MI 14 7 90 188
55 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 10 9 90 180
56 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 8 8 105 169
57 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 8 7 105 161
57 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 9 9 80 161
59 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 11 9 60 159
60 3 AG6V Donna 6933T CA 9 7 95 158
61 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 10 8 75 155
62 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 10 9 60 150
63 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 7 7 85 134
64 3 N5AF Sam 2905 TX 9 5 85 130
65 2 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 9 7 60 123
65 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 9 7 60 123
67 2 KW4JS John 4800C TN 8 7 65 121
67 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 11 6 55 121
69 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 7 5 85 120
70 3 KB1OIQ Andy 6265T MA 7 6 70 112
71 2 KE4WKH Christine 6599 AL 7 7 60 109
72 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T On 7 6 60 102
73 3 W4ELP Ed 3074T GA 5 5 75 100
74 3 W8VN Dennis 3141T FL 6 6 60 96
75 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 6 5 65 95
76 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 7 6 50 92
77 2 AK3X Peter 7217T MD 6 6 50 86
77 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 6 6 50 86
77 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 6 6 50 86
80 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 5 4 65 85
81 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 6 6 45 81
81 3 WD8RYC James 3976 TN 4 4 65 81
83 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 5 4 60 80
84 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T Bc 6 4 55 79
85 3 KB4DXV Jim 7093 AZ 7 5 40 75
85 3 KL7GLL Gene 1098T VA 6 5 45 75
85 3 W5KDM Noel 4812 MS 5 5 50 75
88 3 AA2YK Ernie 960 NY 6 6 35 71
89 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 5 4 50 70
90 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 6 6 30 66
91 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 5 5 40 65
91 3 W1HFF Joe 6309 MA 5 5 40 65
93 2 K4NVJ Joe 393T AL 5 5 35 60
94 2 WB8SDA Carmen 2339 OH 5 4 30 50
95 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 5 4 25 45
95 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 5 5 20 45
95 3 WA8DOF Dave 8498 MI 5 5 20 45
98 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 3 3 30 39
99 3 W1SGC Steve 8282 FL 4 4 20 36
100 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 3 3 25 34
101 3 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 4 3 20 32
101 3 WA6RIC Rick 8311T CA 4 3 20 32
103 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 3 2 25 31
104 2 KI4WXI Mike 6930 TN 2 2 20 24
104 2 W9HLY Vern 6672T IN 2 2 20 24
106 2 K7HAP Hap 7112C VA 2 2 15 19
107 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 2 2 10 14
107 3 VA2NB Michael 120C Qc 2 2 10 14
109 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 1 1 10 11
109 3 NZ1D Bill 7147 FL 1 1 10 11
111 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 5 6
112 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 1 1 0 1
113 1 KQ1P John 5068 ME 0 0 0 0
113 3 N8ECC Alan 8302 OH 0 0 0 0

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
1 *4 NTA John 2826T CO 48 23 345 1449
1 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 10 8 75 155
2 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 7 6 50 92
3 1 KQ1P John 5068 ME 0 0 0 0
1 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 24 17 170 578
2 2 K9KHJ Danny 7179C WI 16 14 165 389
3 2 WA5BUC Fred 6692 TX 12 8 120 216
4 2 K7ZYV Carl 205 MS 12 9 90 198
5 2 K8AG John 7445 MI 14 7 90 188
6 2 KDV Merlin 1243T MN 11 9 60 159
7 2 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 9 7 60 123
8 2 KW4JS John 4800C TN 8 7 65 121
9 2 KE4WKH Christine 6599 AL 7 7 60 109
10 2 VE3FUJ Brion 4936T On 7 6 60 102
11 2 AK3X Peter 7217T MD 6 6 50 86
12 2 K4NVJ Joe 393T AL 5 5 35 60
13 2 WB8SDA Carmen 2339 OH 5 4 30 50
14 2 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 5 4 25 45
15 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 3 3 30 39
16 2 KI4WXI Mike 6930 TN 2 2 20 24
16 2 W9HLY Vern 6672T IN 2 2 20 24
17 2 K7HAP Hap 7112C VA 2 2 15 19
18 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 2 2 10 14
19 2 WB2SGS John 4868T NY 1 1 5 6
20 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 1 1 0 1
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 52 26 355 1707
2 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 46 28 265 1553
3 3 W5ZR Bert 2931T LA 42 29 245 1463
4 3 N5RKD Bill 7176T NM 46 24 325 1429
5 3 K1NV Jon 2609T CA 40 24 330 1290
6 3 W8WTS Jim 6359 OH 45 21 310 1255
7 3 K7VM Craig 3070T WA 36 20 260 980
8 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 35 20 240 940
9 3 W9LW Jay 6222T IN 35 19 240 905
10 3 NUMP Bill 659T MO 33 20 220 880
11 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 34 18 225 837
12 3 WA5AFD Gerald 8150T OK 27 20 185 725
13 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 27 16 180 612
14 3 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 28 16 150 598
15 3 K1LEE Lee 7246 CT 22 19 155 573
16 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 22 16 175 527
17 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946 C Sk 23 12 245 521
18 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 26 14 155 519
19 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 24 13 160 472
20 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 22 15 125 455
21 3 K6HTN Kate 5405C CA 18 13 175 409
22 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 21 12 155 407
23 3 W4NA Nate 5262T VA 20 13 145 405
24 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 17 14 150 388
25 3 NY4G Ariel 7288C SC 19 11 175 384
26 3 KU9RK Tom 4071 IN 20 12 135 375
27 3 K6JF Jim 4261T CA 16 10 160 320
28 3 WB8YXF Fr 8053T VA 15 12 130 310
29 3 WS9E Joe 3859T WI 14 13 125 307
30 3 N5XE Carl 6307T OK 15 11 140 305
31 3 K6BHH Curt 3646T CA 13 10 170 300
32 3 KB1NHV Art 2775 VT 14 13 110 292
33 3 K7ZG Joe 6246T WA 15 10 135 285
34 3 AB1BW George 2468T CT 14 10 135 275
34 3 KB7GL Vic 3636C WA 13 10 145 275
35 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438 T IL 14 12 90 258
36 3 KE7YTE Tom 6447T AZ 12 9 145 253
37 3 W6GMT Brock 4774C MN 12 11 120 252
38 3 W7CQW Quint 4347T ID 12 10 130 250
39 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 14 10 100 240
40 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 15 9 95 230
41 3 W5EHM Mike 6304T AR 11 9 110 209
42 3 K5BZH Jim 447T TX 12 9 100 208
43 3 W9AEM John 7875 WI 13 11 60 203
44 3 WA5TCZ Darron 206 T LA 10 8 115 195
45 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 11 9 90 189
46 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T NJ 10 9 90 180
47 3 WSZV Eldon 4999T MO 8 8 105 169
48 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 8 7 105 161
48 3 N5LUL Brad 3779C TX 9 9 80 161
49 3 AG6V Donna 6933T CA 9 7 95 158
50 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 10 9 60 150
51 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 7 7 85 134
52 3 N5AF Sam 2905 TX 9 5 85 130
53 3 KA1XC John 5188T MA 9 7 60 123
54 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 11 6 55 121
55 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 7 5 85 120
56 3 KB1OIQ Andy 6265T MA 7 6 70 112
57 3 W4ELP Ed 3074T GA 5 5 75 100
58 3 W8VN Dennis 3141T FL 6 6 60 96
59 3 AG6F Charlie 4869T CA 6 5 65 95
60 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 6 6 50 86
60 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 6 6 50 86
61 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 5 4 65 85
62 3 KD5JHE Jerry 1976T MS 6 6 45 81
62 3 WD8RYC James 3976 TN 4 4 65 81
63 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 5 4 60 80
64 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T Bc 6 4 55 79
65 3 KB4DXV Jim 7093 AZ 7 5 40 75
65 3 KL7GLL Gene 1098T VA 6 5 45 75
65 3 W5KDM Noel 4812 MS 5 5 50 75
66 3 AA2YK Ernie 960 NY 6 6 35 71
67 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 5 4 50 70
68 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 6 6 30 66
69 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 5 5 40 65
69 3 W1HFF Joe 6309 MA 5 5 40 65
70 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 5 5 20 45
70 3 WA8DOF Dave 8498 MI 5 5 20 45
71 3 W1SGC Steve 8282 FL 4 4 20 36
72 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 3 3 25 34
73 3 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 4 3 20 32
73 3 WA6RIC Rick 8311T CA 4 3 20 32
74 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 3 2 25 31
75 3 VA2NB Michael 120C Qc 2 2 10 14
76 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 1 1 10 11
76 3 NZ1D Bill 7147 FL 1 1 10 11
77 3 N8ECC Alan 8302 OH 0 0 0 0
1 4 K4BAI John 3280 GA 35 21 205 940
2 4 W1LVT Len 3932T VT 25 16 170 570
3 4 KL8DX Phil 3800T AK 20 8 115 275

Sprint Stats

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

State with most participants: CA 9, MO 9
Total USA participants: 111
Total non-USA participants: 4

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 20 AL 58 AR 11 AZ 71 CA 115 CO 48 CT 36 DE 0 FL 14 GA 68
HI 0 IA 0 ID 12 IL 35 IN 79 KS 0 KY 32 LA 60 MA 27 MD 6
ME 0 MI 36 MN 32 MO 181 MS 23 MT 0 NC 3 ND 0 NE 0 NH 0
NJ 42 NM 46 NV 0 NY 46 OH 62 OK 53 OR 0 PA 0 RI 0 SC 23
SD 0 TX 54 TN 14 UT 0 VA 43 VT 39 WA 64 WI 65 WV 24 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MO 181
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1542
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 38

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, USA

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N8ECC Operated by: Alan

I tried to participate, however too much QRN from the xmas lights in neighborhood. My TS-440 doesn't have DSP which would probably help. I had 20 over s-9 of noise and static that has been around for the last few weeks in the evenings and really aggravates me. I hope the issue is gone for the WES in January.

See you in January!! Good luck everybody!!



KQ1P Operated by: John

Finally had time to join a sprint and I get skunked! Oh well, that is the risk of QRP. Happy New Year SKCC. 73



KE4KY Operated by: Glenn

I only had an hour or so to devote to this one...hopefully during the winter months I can do a few more.

Fun as always!!

Glenn



N2JNZ Operated by: George

Had fun with the Norcal 40A , 1 watt to a ZeroFive 40 meter vertical and using the 100th Annie Bug ......... Thanks all and a Happy 2012 !!!




K6HTN Operated by: Kate

Used my GHD bug. I'm still not very good with it (not enough practice), but no-one complained too loudly. Most contacts on 20 m; didn't seem to be getting out very well on 40 m.



K7ZYV Operated by: Carl

Not many could hear my qrp signal Hi.



KDV Operated by: Merlin

Only had a short time to work the sprint. Lot of activity on 40 meters. QRP works again. 73, KD0V



KACSW Operated by: Jim

Trying to finish up my 80 meter endorsement. This SKS helped a lot.
2 more to go for my endorsement. Thanks to everybody who heard my QRP signal tonight. It was FUN.
73
Jim



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy

Wow, I only got to play the last 10 minutes. I'm not normally home this time of year for the weekday sprints. Made there contacts answering CQ SKS in the last ten minutes of the sprint. Bert was 30 over and managed to find two more friends. Thanks Ed, W7GVE and Doug N3PDT. Happy New Year to the Group and BCNU in 2012

Randy_KB4QQJ



K9KHJ Operated by: Danny

Fun on a single band tonight, rode 40m the whole time and had a blast. Tried and tried for KL8DX for my 40M QRP WAS, but to no avail. However, got dug out of the mud by plenty others as well as hearing some MAMMOTH signals that just about blew out my eardrums (W5ZR, N0TA and K4BAI were BOOMING). Good time, good ops. Happy New Year everyone!



W8VN Operated by: Dennis

Not much time to work but fun anyway. Thanks all. 73 es gl



KKI Operated by: Jack

Almost forgot about tonight until I ran across a familiar "SKS"...oops! Still had a great time on 40 and 80 meters...using my K4VIZ 90 deg bug. As always, a great event. Thanks for the contacts and John (N0TA)thanks for hearing me at the end of the event. 73 and HNY to all, jack



NV9X Operated by: Jim

Nice sprint. Unfortunately, was not really focused on it. One of those days. Thanks to my contacts and thanks to everyone in SKCC that makes this possible. One thing I am really focused on is K3Y. Really looking forward to it.




WABGV Operated by: Slim

Got off to slow start and thought it was over after 1 hour. Took a break and came back to find things going on so got back into the fight. Principally operated on only 2 freq all night 7.056 for first part and 3.553 for second part. I am 73 years old and must have had one of those brain malfunctions. hi
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Lots of fun>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>



NUMP Operated by: Bill

Another fantastic sprint. Lots of folks on and never a dull moment. Thanks to all. Worked fellow outlaws KI0I and WA0BGV, Mark and Slim. Thanks to N0TA, John for the bonus points and it's always good to run into W7GVE, Ed. It was good to see everyone on tonight. Can't mention everybody thought I wish I could. 73 all.



K9PMV Operated by: Jerry

Stayed mostly on 80 meters. Fun as always



WA5TCZ Operated by: Darron

Got in late only worked a few stations but fun as always.
Meeting old friends on the band.
Darron WA5tcz



NTA Operated by: John

Interesting evening. Started on 10m, then 15m - no Q's. Managed six Q's on 20m. 40m was the workhorse, but made 6 Q's on 80m. Thought I was working a QRP contest - most sigs really weak. Thanks Jon, K1NV, for three bands. K3, KPA500 @ 500w, vertical, K2FRP logger.



AB8FJ Operated by: Ted

Only made it for the last 20 minutes but found quite a bit of activity on 80 meters. Used my Ten-Tec Argonaut II at 5 watts to the end-fed random wire antenna. Key used was my Bencher RJ-2. Tnx for the QSOs and Happy Holidays!



W9LW Operated by: Jay

One of my better (if not best) SKS scores. Thanks to all those who answered my CQs!

W9LW's key & rig. Key in use since a novice in 1973.



WB8SDA Operated by: Carmen

Thanks to work, I missed the first hour, but thanks to work, I can afford to enjoy my favorite hobby and cw. Thanks to all that struggled hearing my QRP signal on 80 mtrs especially W9CC for taking the time to pull me out of the QRN on his end. Funny, I'm running 5 watts to see what I can do, but ya'll have to work hard to pull me out sometimes. Merry Christmas, Happy Hannakah and a very Happy New Year.



K2HT Operated by: Dick

Thanks for the QSO's, made several calls on 160 meters with no luck.
The very best to all in 2012.



WSZV Operated by: Eldon

had a good time. looking forward to Jan



WA5AFD Operated by: Gerald

Great Sprint! Thanks to all who worked my station. Was able to meet some new members and was good to hear many I've worked before. One of the best signals I heard was from Mark, KO1U, Maybe that's why I tried to make a zero out of that O _ Sorry about that Mark! Good to hear Carl at Sulphur OK again, He's only about 12 to 15 miles away but was able to hear both coasts so the band was in good shape here. 73 to all



N5XE Operated by: Carl

This is my first SKS in a long time (maybe my first). I'm usually not around the rig on weeknights, but with the Christmas holidays, this was the perfect way to spend an hour or two on the radio. I didn't make a very good showing but had lots of fun. It was nice to work old friends, and make some new SKCC contacts as well.

I hope everyone has a safe, happy, and healthy 2012. 73 de Carl, N5XE




WB8YXF Operated by: Fr

My 1st Sprint, wow, trying to copy....... in the mix of it all... Heck a slow start and a slow 'sprint' but enjoyable; though my last QSO a N5 I could not copy his suffix... though I had a gud cpy on him, so was not counted. I plan on coming back, even if I is on the bottom...... Thanks everyone who had a chance to let me play!



NY4G Operated by: Ariel

Hello Fellow Sprinters: At first I tried QRP but there was too much static for effective QRP work. Had to increase power to make the contacts. Got to try the new Navy Flameproof Key I got for Christmas. Tried to get on 20m but the activity seems to have been on 40m. I was working with my K2/100 into a G5RV. Had a great time working the 40m band. At least I got the bonus station N0TA (John). First I could not work him (must have had his beam pointed away). Then I was calling CQ and he called me loudly. Thanks guys - till next time.



KD2JC Operated by: Joe

10, 15 and 20 dead here. 40 was the best band. 80 meters was noisy from storm passing through NE. Thanks to all that worked me. Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year. 73



W4CUX Operated by: Bill

Lots of fun tonight. Worked 40 meters the entire time. Till next time.
73
Bill - W4CUX



W7GVE Operated by: Ed

Always a fun 2 hours---- I found myself calling CQ WES a few times-- that was a
bit embarrassing ---- The level of operators keeps getting better and better---
Thanks to all who worked me
73 ED-W7GVE



K8AG Operated by: John

Lots of fun. Getting busier. Been away for a while so it snice to see.

73, JP, K8AG




WA5BUC Operated by: Fred

Great way to end 2011. Lots of fun. Looking forward to the K3Y anniversary event next month. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2012. 72's de Houston.



KB7GL Operated by: Vic

20M started out OK, then, at 0100Z, the bottom just dropped out, here in the PNW. 40M had lots of noise but was workable. Never heard a peep on 10M or 15M.

First SKS with my new C -- 13 to go from my T!

Thanks for the QSOs, gang!





W3NP Operated by: Dave

I thought band condx were horrible this evening. Nothing on 20 or 40 when I checked those bands and 80 was full of QRN. I did make one qso on 160 with K8JD. For the 1st 15 minutes or so I heard very little activity even on 80 but as the 2 hours wore on, it got somewhat better. Used my Eagle @ 5 watts to the CF Zepp up at 45'. Keys were the Vibroplex Original from 1915 and a Bencher straight key and finished up with my Blue Racer Deluxe. Thanks to all who pulled my 5 w signal out of the noise. 73, Dave - W3NP

Ten Tec Eagle @5 watts & Vibroplex Blue Racer Deluxe



N8BB Operated by: Werner

KL8DX, said you would work me earlier in the day and we did it at my 900mw, thank you Phil, also Ed W7GVE on 40 meters. Always nice to work all these great hams. Not allot of time but still make room for some activity.



W1EJ Operated by: Ed

20M died quickly. 40M was so-so here.



W5ZR Operated by: Bert

Did not get home until first hour was done, so this is a one hour sprint for me. Good stateside propagation; but the "Minor Radio Blackout" sure wiped out the DX. Best of the Season to all, 73 Bert



KB1NHV Operated by: Art

Noisy, noisy, noisy and crowded! But fun non the less. Was hoping for more activity on 160 but worked only one there and no SKCC.



WD8RYC Operated by: James

Had a great time. Thanks for the pleasure.



K4UFT Operated by: Ted

Four QSOs on 80M during last 30 minutes.

FT-950 @50W to End-fed wire. J-37 key.



N5RKD Operated by: Bill

Started with a few calls on 10 and 15 but heard no replies. Then down to 20 for 45 minutes, and then 40 meters for the remainder of the sprint. Acivity seemed high. Minor kvetches over the K2RFP Sprint Logger program: I am used to other loggers entering the time for you; Sprint Logger doesn't so you have to remember to press "Now" for each QSO. I didn't on several occasions so had to interpolate the times post facto. Then I found that Sprint Logger automatically sorts the entries by time once you make a time edit --- this caused me to lose the actual sequence of QSOs for a range of entries. I suggest that both these "issues" be fixed or that there are options to enable/disable them.



W9CC Operated by: Larry

80 Meters was the best band by far from Indiana. The QRN was trying to smother the QRP stations. Lots of fun in spite of that. HNY everyone, 73.



W5KDM Operated by: Noel

Ed (W7GVE), as I worked you tonight I had my 1 year old grandson on my left knee and J38 in my right hand. It was an interesting combination! Evan was watching closely.

Evan and me



KII Operated by: Mark

Worked this sprint from the country QTH portable near Creighgton,MO. It was a nice sprint ,had fun playing with new ham toys! 20m was near dead here at the start but worked Phil KL8DX and Kate K6HTN before QSY to 40m and it was real busy so on to 80m for some cq`ing and that`s where I camped on 3548kc....Hey nice to work K2HT Dick ,WD0ECO Mitch and N0UYN ,oh yeah and N0UMP Bill all on 80m.Well I hope everyone is enjoying their holiday season so far and is blessed with good fortune in the new year coming.See ya in Jan. K3Y season....Rig IC706 keyed with Speed-x Model500 by Les Logan.Inverted vees 40-80 and ldg z11proii-100w



N5LUL Operated by: Brad

Had a great time on 40M. This evening I was running 70W from a Yaesu FT857-D into a dipole at 35'. Got side-tracked before the beginning of tonights event and started 40 minutes late... but made up for it in "quality---not quantity".



K7VM Operated by: Craig

My new Begali "Spark" got it's first SKS tryout. Switching between the bug and straight key makes it even more fun. Another nice SKCC event with a few new folks I haven't met before. Nice!

SKCC Keys



KD5JHE Operated by: Jerry

Managed a few qso's. 40m seemed light on me with deep qsb. Tnx for the q's and see you all next time. 73



NUYN Operated by: Dennis

Got in for the second hour. Only 80 was active here. Great fun in the Sprints this year. Looking forward to next year. 73.



K5BZH Operated by: Jim

Noted a good bit of QRM ON 40 meters, perhaps due to the spread of the SKCC ops, 20-15-10 seemed on the way to closing, that sure put a bunch of guys on 40 in a hurry.



K1NV Operated by: Jon

Conditions could have been better, but lots of quality contacts were made on 20M, 40M, and 80M. N0TA was found with a big signal on all three bands. Thanks, John, for being the special station this month.

KL8DX, K4BAI, and VE5BCS were worked on both 20M and 40M. Harold, when are you going to get your Tribune award?

UA0IA, Andy, was a surprise contact as 20M was beginning to close. I moved to 80 meters with about 20 minutes to go in the Sprint, but activity was sparce and only three contacts were made.

I decided to run the TS-440S for this Sprint, but hope to put the TS-940S back on in the near future. My shack is still in transition from the cold garage to the warm house, but I was able to get the temperature up to 55 deg.F at Sprint time.

Have a Happy New Year and resolve to make lots of CW contacts in 2012.

Running the TS-440S for the December 2011 Weekday Sprint



W7CQW Operated by: Quint

Wife, Daughter and Mother-in-law invited me an my wallet to dinner so only got in an hour but enjoyed it with my new R8 Vertical from snowy Idaho!



N3PDT Operated by: Doug

Another fun SKS. Worked 20m first 45 minutes then went 40m for the rest of the time. Worked a lot of strong stations from both ends of the country, but heard no DX. Didn't hear any of the other MO Outlaws at all. Thanks to all for the contacts.

Ten Tec Jupiter @ 100 watts
Navy Flameproof key
Ground Mounted 31' Vert

73,

Doug N3PDT 6861T



AK3X Operated by: Peter

Usually busy with a banjo gig on Tues nites... took the DSW-40 (3w QRP) and my Hustler Mobile antenna for a "stationary mobile" foray into the SKS from the local Dunkin' Donuts emporium.
Managed to work 6 contacts... they all must have good ears... loudest sigs were K4BAI and
W5ZR. Had a good time anyway.. you can't beat chocolate covered donuts, coffee, bluegrass music on the radio, and a straight key in your lap. 73/72 to all and HNY. Peter



KKEX Operated by: Rick

Began the Sprint on 20M with N6WK, W1EJ, & K7VM big signals in Missouri, then got called away. Returned an checked 15M heard John N0TA calling CQ but propagation no good between us. On 40M KO1U big signal, another interruption then WA5TCZ on 40M and time ran out....Two hours goes quickly especially with interruptions, poor planning on my part...CU on SKN, the K3Y anniversary event and all the fun stuff in 2012......
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all....!!!! 73 Rick




WA1AR Operated by: Alan

Late start and the bands were pritty empty here. Nothing on 20M.

Alan
WA1AR



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry

I cut it short after five QSOs to do some other things. Sigs were great on 40 meters with no shortage of opportunities. Thanks to all who worked me. All the best for a happy new year.



KJ4LEN Operated by: Ray

My Son and his family came in from Texas so I just got on the air a few minutes to close out the year of sprints. I hope everyone has a prosperous and healthy new year. Ray



KW4JS Operated by: John

Great evening working cw with my new VIZKey Vertical and qrp. Thank you for all those folks who pulled me out of the 80 meter qrn. See you all next sprint.
73, John - KW4JS



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom

Good band conditions on 80 & 40 here in WNY for this sprint. 20m. was nil. Lots of SKCC'ers & lots of good contacts. Happy New Year to all ! Rig: TenTec Argosy at 50 w. into either an all band gnd. mtd. vertical or an 80-10m. dipole up 25 ft., straight key, of course! 73




KI4WXI Operated by: Mike

Worked with my dad, KW4JS, trying to take turns on the K2. I used a VizKey Vertical for the first time and was also the first time I ever used any kind of bug to make a contact. Thanks and 73's,

Michael, KI4WXI



WB8ENE Operated by: Art

Only worked the sprint for the first hour, but I managed to snag N0TA on 40 meters (my last contact). Thanks for all the fun in 2011. See you next year. 73, Art



K4NVJ Operated by: Joe

Band condx tough for qrp.



WS9E Operated by: Joe

Happy New Year to all!
I did S&P for the whole sprint. 20 was on the way out, when the sprint started, so most contacts were on 40 and 80 Mtrs.
I used my new People's Liberation Army straight key, for the first time. It's not quite as smooth as the old Speed-X, but I think it will smooth out with practice.



W1HFF Operated by: Joe

Twenty seemed dead at this location. Made most contacts on 40 and one on 80. Had a good time, as always. Thanks everyone.



K4BAI Operated by: John

FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee. Vibroplex Deluxe Hand Key. 20M seemed to be open only to CA and AZ. 40M was pretty good, but not too many callers. All QSOs were between 7050 and 7055 kHz. Heard only one caller around 7114 kHz. 80M was very good, but ran out of time and had to leave for a social engagement. One hour and 16 minutes. QSOs per band: 20M: 7. 40M: 19. 80M: 9. Happy New Year to all. 73, John, K4BAI.



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold

Bands were ok 20 for first hr and 40 for second hr. Didn't try 80, haveing to much fun. Happy new year to all. c u next yr. Harold



W4NA Operated by: Nate

nice sprint first one in awhile , 40 was good just need some filters hihi, hope see all in skn..



KI6BHB Operated by: Dave

KB7GL, as you said, 20 meters went down quite abruptly ... I got your GE and then ... nothing! Maybe next time.

Thanks all for another great year of sprints. Until next year ...

73,

Dave KI6BHB




KL8DX Operated by: Phil

Since I had an extra day in the shack, I was looking forward to operating in the sprint. I started on 20 meters with S&P and stations were crammed pretty close together. Stations worked on 20 were; K4ZGB, K7VM, KI0I/P (not sure where or what you were running, but nice job /P), K1NV, N5RKD, N6WK, K6HTN, K6JF, W7GVE, N8BB, W7CQW, and KI6BHB. After working a station I had a few call me but it was not my frequency.

I decided to move to 40 meters and tried calling CQ there a bit but decided S&P would be better due to my local noise on that band. It's harder for me to hear weaker stations. I was able to snag W7GVE, K1NV, K4ZGB, W7DFO, KB7GL, K6JF, N5RKD, and K7VM. Heard but not worked was W4CUX and W5ZR however, I did send Bert a "Happy New Year" after the contest was over. I tried for both W4CUX and W5ZR, but too many stronger stations were calling them. Werner had a pipeline to my QTH with his QRP set up! I was tickled to work K4ZGB on 40 meters as that's a long haul for my small set up! Bert had a huge signal into AK, but he normally does. Great to work a handful of stations on both bands!

Great to see so many familiar callsigns and I hope that 2012 brings you much DX. I checked 10 and 15 meters but nothing was heard. Oh well, can't complain as those bands have been pretty awesome for the last few months. Happy New Year!



K8JD Operated by: John

This sprint I only had 44 minutes to operate but managed to work; one QSO on 160M, 6 on 80M, 3 on 40M.
Enjoyed hearing the familiar calls and several I had not worked before.
Dont forget the SKN, See you nest sprint also.



KE7YTE Operated by: Tom

I was able to work 11Qs with 5w. Just one with 50w. The first 30min on 20m then switched to 40m when conditions changed in AZ. I look forward to skcc events. I feel I have many freinds with a common interest all across the USA and outside the USA also. tnx



K5ZOL Operated by: Bob

My friost submission was faulty. I hope this corrects. it.



KB1OIQ Operated by: Andy

I had forgotten about this month's SKS and happened to stumble upon it while spinning the dial! I participated for the last hour and had a great time. My new G5RV seems to be working well. I am looking forward to K3Y and probably will be operating as K3Y/1 from time to time. Have a lot of fun, and 73 de Andy.



AG6V Operated by: Donna

lousy band conditions but still fun, as always, to hear and send hand-created code!



N5AF Operated by: Sam

My first SKS. I'll be back!

Sam N5AF



VA2NB Operated by: Michael

I totally forgot about the Sprint. I just happened to be tuning around and heard a few stations calling CQ SKS so I decided to make a couple of Sprint QSOs until the cat confiscated my operating chair when I got up to stoke the Woodstove ;-) 73 and Happy New Year to all .. Michael VA2NB / VE3WMB



K8IJ Operated by: Chas

It was good to get back on. I missed all y'all. Vy 73 in the New Year, Chas



K5ENA Operated by: John

Bands were short and lot of QSB. Was not able to work many stations as a result. Still enjoyed it. Happy New Year!

John, K5ENA



KK5NA Operated by: Joe

Just got one contact in at the last moment.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.351
Updated: January 1, 2012 1748 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB