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Sprint Date: May 23, 2012



Special SKCC member: Mark - K3MSB


Club call: K3MSB
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
- *3 K3MSB Mark 5965T PA 39 24 225 1161
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 46 27 315 1557
2 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 47 26 275 1497
3 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 46 22 335 1347
4 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 39 25 305 1280
5 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 35 25 250 1125
6 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 36 24 230 1094
7 3 NTA John 2826T CO 43 19 270 1087
8 3 KRWL Larry 7297 MO 36 21 295 1051
9 2 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 36 24 180 1044
10 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 36 21 235 991
11 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 36 19 250 934
12 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 31 19 240 829
13 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 28 19 240 772
14 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 26 21 145 691
15 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 26 18 200 668
16 3 K7IFG Ken 4694 OR 27 19 120 633
17 4 K8TEZ Larry 8426T OH 25 18 155 605
18 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 25 16 140 540
19 3 W9COX Albert 5514T FL 22 17 125 499
20 3 K1NV Jon 2609T CA 20 15 195 495
21 3 ND9M Jim 8233C NC 25 15 115 490
22 3 K5UI Jim 2980C TX 19 17 140 463
23 4 N6WK Gordon 3T CA 18 15 140 410
24 3 K1LEE Lee 7246 CT 20 14 105 385
25 3 AA2XB Frank 1681T NY 17 14 135 373
26 3 W4FOA Tony 641 T GA 19 14 105 371
27 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 17 14 120 358
28 2 NA4O Mark 5045 GA 15 13 155 350
29 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 13 13 135 304
30 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946T Sk 20 10 90 290
31 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 14 13 100 282
32 3 WAYEI Russ 6300T TX 13 12 125 281
33 2 KA2KGP/3 Tom 1494C PA 14 9 150 276
34 3 WB8YXF Fr 8053T VA 15 11 110 275
35 2 KCRSX/P/QRP Len 14 IA 12 11 140 272
36 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 14 9 140 266
37 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 13 11 120 263
38 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 16 11 85 261
39 3 K6RQT Ryan 8695 CA 13 9 135 252
40 3 KU9RK Tom 4071C KY 14 9 125 251
41 3 K5BZH Jim 447T TX 13 10 120 250
42 3 K9EYT Ray 7941 IL 14 10 90 230
43 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 14 9 100 226
44 2 K7HAP Hap 7112T VA 12 10 100 220
45 3 K7TKT Brian 6695C ID 12 8 120 216
46 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 11 10 100 210
47 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 13 11 65 208
48 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 11 9 100 199
49 3 WU1V Rick 9293 MA 12 9 85 193
50 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765T WA 9 8 120 192
51 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 9 9 105 186
52 3 N8KR Ken 7559T On 12 9 65 173
53 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 10 8 90 170
54 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 10 9 75 165
55 2 KB1UOH Chas 7560 CT 9 8 90 162
56 3 WS9E Joe 3859T WI 9 9 80 161
57 3 KB2RAW Bill 6539T NY 10 8 75 155
58 2 VA3AMX Eric 8253 On 12 8 55 151
59 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T Bc 10 8 70 150
60 3 AI4UN Charles 4715T GA 10 8 55 135
61 3 AD7GR Ed 30 OR 8 8 65 129
62 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 8 6 70 118
63 3 K4NVJ Joe 393T AL 9 6 60 114
64 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 7 6 70 112
65 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 7 6 65 107
66 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 8 6 55 103
67 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 6 4 75 99
68 3 WA6RIC Rick 8311T CA 6 6 60 96
69 3 KK5J Kk5j 6947T OK 7 6 50 92
70 2 KKI Jack 2370T WI 7 5 50 85
71 4 VE5SG Garry 6154T Sk 6 5 50 80
72 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 5 5 50 75
73 3 KA8HDE Chuck 6913T MN 5 5 45 70
73 3 WN4AT Joey 8745T AL 5 5 45 70
75 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 5 5 40 65
75 3 AE7TG Allen 6008T WA 5 5 40 65
77 3 KF7QGA Wayne 8037 AZ 2 2 40 44
78 3 K7KTI Kati 9020 NV 3 3 30 39
79 2 KA5TJS Allen 5172T TX 4 2 30 38
80 2 KG9HM Steve 8759 IN 4 4 20 36
80 2 KK4CPO Ted 8420 GA 4 4 20 36
82 3 AD5VC Dana 1555T LA 3 3 20 29
83 2 KP3T Jose 9299 Pri 3 3 15 24
83 2 N7EDK Ed 7534 UT 2 2 20 24
83 2 YS1RS Rob 8 Slv 2 2 20 24
83 3 AE7AP Rob 7458 MT 2 2 20 24
83 3 KJ5WU Kurt 9037 MN 2 2 20 24
83 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 2 2 20 24
83 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 2 2 20 24
83 3 WDE Stu 7400 MO 2 2 20 24
91 3 AK4LP Bob 9308 VA 2 2 10 14
92 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 1 1 10 11
93 2 KK4BOB John 8205 FL 1 1 5 6
94 1 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 2 2 0 4
95 4 YU1TY Ljuba 8881 Srb 1 1 0 1
96 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 0 0 0 0
96 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T TN 0 0 0 0

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
1 *3 K3MSB Mark 5965T PA 39 24 225 1161
1 1 N8BB Werner 5433T MI 7 6 70 112
2 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 8 6 55 103
3 1 AB8FJ Ted 62C OH 2 2 0 4
1 2 W4CUX Bill 5497T GA 36 24 180 1044
2 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 36 19 250 934
3 2 NA4O Mark 5045 GA 15 13 155 350
4 2 KB4QQJ Randy 3508T NC 14 13 100 282
5 2 KA2KGP/3 Tom 1494C PA 14 9 150 276
6 2 KCRSX/P/QRP Len 14 IA 12 11 140 272
7 2 K7HAP Hap 7112T VA 12 10 100 220
8 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 11 10 100 210
9 2 KB1UOH Chas 7560 CT 9 8 90 162
10 2 VA3AMX Eric 8253 On 12 8 55 151
11 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 6 4 75 99
12 2 KKI Jack 2370T WI 7 5 50 85
13 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 5 5 40 65
14 2 KA5TJS Allen 5172T TX 4 2 30 38
15 2 KG9HM Steve 8759 IN 4 4 20 36
15 2 KK4CPO Ted 8420 GA 4 4 20 36
16 2 KP3T Jose 9299 Pri 3 3 15 24
16 2 N7EDK Ed 7534 UT 2 2 20 24
16 2 YS1RS Rob 8 Slv 2 2 20 24
17 2 KK4BOB John 8205 FL 1 1 5 6
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 46 27 315 1557
2 3 K4ZGB Tom 796T AL 47 26 275 1497
3 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 46 22 335 1347
4 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 39 25 305 1280
5 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 35 25 250 1125
6 3 WA1LWS Hans 1933T MD 36 24 230 1094
7 3 NTA John 2826T CO 43 19 270 1087
8 3 KRWL Larry 7297 MO 36 21 295 1051
9 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 36 21 235 991
10 3 KD2JC Joe 710T NJ 31 19 240 829
11 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 28 19 240 772
12 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 26 21 145 691
13 3 WDECO Mitch 6893T MO 26 18 200 668
14 3 K7IFG Ken 4694 OR 27 19 120 633
15 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 25 16 140 540
16 3 W9COX Albert 5514T FL 22 17 125 499
17 3 K1NV Jon 2609T CA 20 15 195 495
18 3 ND9M Jim 8233C NC 25 15 115 490
19 3 K5UI Jim 2980C TX 19 17 140 463
20 3 K1LEE Lee 7246 CT 20 14 105 385
21 3 AA2XB Frank 1681T NY 17 14 135 373
22 3 W4FOA Tony 641 T GA 19 14 105 371
23 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 17 14 120 358
24 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 13 13 135 304
25 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946T Sk 20 10 90 290
26 3 WAYEI Russ 6300T TX 13 12 125 281
27 3 WB8YXF Fr 8053T VA 15 11 110 275
28 3 WA4AN Wayne 4283T TN 14 9 140 266
29 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 13 11 120 263
30 3 KE4KY Glenn 2622T KY 16 11 85 261
31 3 K6RQT Ryan 8695 CA 13 9 135 252
32 3 KU9RK Tom 4071C KY 14 9 125 251
33 3 K5BZH Jim 447T TX 13 10 120 250
34 3 K9EYT Ray 7941 IL 14 10 90 230
35 3 KI6BHB Dave 4186C CA 14 9 100 226
36 3 K7TKT Brian 6695C ID 12 8 120 216
37 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 13 11 65 208
38 3 KC4FLT Carl 3625 AL 11 9 100 199
39 3 WU1V Rick 9293 MA 12 9 85 193
40 3 W8BFX Dennis 7765T WA 9 8 120 192
41 3 N5KIP Dick 3755T LA 9 9 105 186
42 3 N8KR Ken 7559T On 12 9 65 173
43 3 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 10 8 90 170
44 3 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 10 9 75 165
45 3 WS9E Joe 3859T WI 9 9 80 161
46 3 KB2RAW Bill 6539T NY 10 8 75 155
47 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T Bc 10 8 70 150
48 3 AI4UN Charles 4715T GA 10 8 55 135
49 3 AD7GR Ed 30 OR 8 8 65 129
50 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 8 6 70 118
51 3 K4NVJ Joe 393T AL 9 6 60 114
52 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 7 6 65 107
53 3 WA6RIC Rick 8311T CA 6 6 60 96
54 3 KK5J Kk5j 6947T OK 7 6 50 92
55 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 5 5 50 75
56 3 KA8HDE Chuck 6913T MN 5 5 45 70
56 3 WN4AT Joey 8745T AL 5 5 45 70
57 3 AE7TG Allen 6008T WA 5 5 40 65
58 3 KF7QGA Wayne 8037 AZ 2 2 40 44
59 3 K7KTI Kati 9020 NV 3 3 30 39
60 3 AD5VC Dana 1555T LA 3 3 20 29
61 3 AE7AP Rob 7458 MT 2 2 20 24
61 3 KJ5WU Kurt 9037 MN 2 2 20 24
61 3 N9GGE John 2886 IL 2 2 20 24
61 3 WL7WH Bob 2940T AK 2 2 20 24
61 3 WDE Stu 7400 MO 2 2 20 24
62 3 AK4LP Bob 9308 VA 2 2 10 14
63 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945T TX 1 1 10 11
64 3 KKEX Rick 5220T MO 0 0 0 0
64 3 WA2JSG Curt 3018T TN 0 0 0 0
1 4 K8TEZ Larry 8426T OH 25 18 155 605
2 4 N6WK Gordon 3T CA 18 15 140 410
3 4 VE5SG Garry 6154T Sk 6 5 50 80
4 4 YU1TY Ljuba 8881 Srb 1 1 0 1

Sprint Stats

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

State with most participants: MO 9
Total USA participants: 90
Total non-USA participants: 8

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 2 AL 83 AR 0 AZ 48 CA 96 CO 43 CT 29 DE 0 FL 36 GA 84
HI 0 IA 12 ID 12 IL 16 IN 17 KS 0 KY 30 LA 12 MA 26 MD 36
ME 0 MI 43 MN 7 MO 194 MS 0 MT 2 NC 39 ND 0 NE 46 NH 0
NJ 59 NM 0 NV 3 NY 47 OH 37 OK 22 OR 35 PA 53 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 50 TN 14 UT 2 VA 29 VT 0 WA 14 WI 16 WV 36 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MO 194
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1330
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 66

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Canada, Pri, Slv, Srb, USA

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N3PDT Operated by: Doug

Condx seemed pretty good here tonite, although my score doesn't reflect that! Only worked one fellow Missouri Outlaw, Slim WA0BGV - Thanks! 20m was best for me, although when I did get over to 40m, heard a lot of good signals.

Ten Tec Triton IV, 31' ground mounted vertical, 1957 Vibroplex Original.



KG9HM Operated by: Steve

Had a little trouble bustin' through tonight with my 5 watts and dipole, but still had fun.



NTA Operated by: John

Very interesting evening. 20m was really great in the beginning - lots of stations and strong signals; however, it dried up around 0045. Went to 40m and really had a tough time pulling out stations. The band sounded noisy in Colorado. Thanks for the Q's. K3, vertical & doublet, K2RFP logger.



AB8FJ Operated by: Ted

Ran 1 watt with the new K3/10 and the random wire antenna. Key used was my Bencher RJ-2.



VE5SG Operated by: Garry

Just about missed this SKS. Got in just a half hour.



N2JNZ Operated by: George

Not a good night for 1 watt ... stayed on 40 and worked a few using my 100th Anniversary Bug and GHD mini key ..... Got my buddy Randy . KB4QQJ who I haven't worked in a while !!! Kenwood TS450S and ZeroFive 40 meter vertical .... thanks all !!!

QRPp



K8JD Operated by: John

Started on 20M with 5 QSOs and moved to 40 to com,mplete the sprint. Had so many stations worked in a run on 40M, that I did not even try 80M this time.



KBETU Operated by: Phil

Good Sprint. Did the first hour on 20 meters and the second hour on 40 meters. Lot of QRN on 40. Looking forward to working more of you the next time. 72/73 Phil



KA2KGP/3 Operated by: Tom

Another nice SKS sprint. 80m. was in poor shape here in north central PA but 20 & 40 were OK. Snagged K3MSB on 2 bands tonite. Rig: Alinco DX70TH at 5 watts into an MFJ Tuner & a G5RV up only 25 ft. with a straight key, of course! 73 to all.




K4ZGB Operated by: Tom

I've been off for a few months due to lightning damage to the station.



W9CC Operated by: Larry

Enjoyed trying to stay ahead of my brand new 1919 Vibroplex bug. I love working SKCC guys, especially those really old guys like Slim!



KC4FLT Operated by: Carl

Thanks to those who have worked to keep this going, this was a very active night for SKS!! 73!



WA1LWS Operated by: Hans

20 meters was open during the entire sprint from Maryland. Worked 3 DX stations: LZ2RS/QRP, WP4L, and YS1RS. Jumped down to 40 meters the last five minutes to pick up 2 mults.



W4CUX Operated by: Bill

Great Sprint. Lots of fun. One of the best evenings I've had with my PFR3 QRP rig. Good contacts on both 20 & 40. See you all next time.
73, Bill - W4CUX



KCRSX/P/QRP Operated by: Len

Operated portable from a city park just north of Des Moines, IA tonight. Quit after one hour due to park closure at sundown (and the 1st mosquito attack of the year!). Rig was IC-703 feeding 5 watts into Par 20-meter Endfedz up in a tree. Great fun!!!! Thanks to all who came back to me. God bless all.



WAYEI Operated by: Russ

Didn't get the full two hours for my first SKS but still had fun as always. Thanks Ed (W7GVE) for giving me my own FISTS #. You caught me off guard and I didn't have it right in front of me to send back to you. Duh, on my part. Oh well, I guess it's an age thing... and I've got too much of it. HI HI!

73's ALL and thanks again!
Russ



KII Operated by: Mark

I see K0RWL Larry stepped up to fill in for Outlaw on vacation N0UMP Bill,way to go Larry! Congrats to Katie in NV for the contacts in her first sprint and hope to hear u on the air soon.Condx tonite were so-so with a lot of static on 40 and 80 and QSB everywhere. Still eeked out a pretty good score and a DX Q with WP4L and WL7WH Bob finished out the nite with last seconds. Great to hear a lot of new (to me) calls in with the ole friends like W7GVE and N8BB. Slim was only MO worked here. Thanks for the fun and C U next go round,73 Mark KI0I



AD7GR Operated by: Ed

This was my first sprint and my first contest sort of thing ever. I got back to CW April 27th after 28 years of silence in that mode. I was as nervous during this sprint as I was on my first QSO. Fun... in a nerve wracking sort of way and I'll be back for the next sprints. Thanks to all who worked me.
Ed - AD7GR
30



W7GVE Operated by: Ed

Another fun sprint-- It was good to see all again--- Thanks Alberto WP4L for digging me out--- Also it was good to work Jim, ND9M/M in NC after working him several times today on the County Hunters Net... CU next month 73 ED, W7GVE



WA2JSG Operated by: Curt

Afraid I could not make this sprint, as I am in Memphis visiting family. But I'll be on the next one. 73 de Curt



KB4QQJ Operated by: Randy

Well only had half an hour to get set up and play, but bands were great in NC. Fired up the KX3 and was able to run on a frequency with only 5 watts.
I only worked 40 meters. I started calling "cq sks" at 0132 and just kept giving out numbers.. Fun times.

Rig - Elecraft KX3 #085 on battery at 5 watts
Ant - PAR EndFedz EF-40/20 at 25 feet
Key - Minute Man and Martin Jr

73 for now,
Randy_KB4QQJ

Having lots of fun playing portable with new addition



AD5VC Operated by: Dana

Only time for 3 QSOs on 20m. One was a rather new member WP3T (9299). Station was a TS-180S at 60W to a small center loaded vertical.



K5UI Operated by: Jim

Had a great time as usual. Worked 20 meters the whole contest - nice to hear so many west coast stations. A very successful night for me - had fun, used my new Nye Master key in battle for the first time, worked 5 new T's to put me over the top for Tribune, and worked two states (Oregon and Maine) I desperately needed for CW WAS.

See you next month.

Jim, K5UI



N7EDK Operated by: Ed

Well, I'm portable here in Utah from my home QTH in Arizona. I'm visiting my two girls and the grand kids for the week. Brought the KX3, s/n 45 and my Buddipole Vertical set up ! Forgot it was the Sprint tonight, so I only got a couple of contacts. Thanks to Tom, K4ZGB in AL, and Mitch WD4ECO in MO for the contacts !!
I'll be in Florida next month for the WES with the KX3, we'll see how that goes ! Everyone have a great Memorial Day weekend coming up, take care and 73 from Spanish Fork, Utah.



K8TEZ Operated by: Larry

40 & 20 were the work horses tonight..Thanks Mark Ki0i for my only qso on 80 meters. The bands were very noisy tonight but still had a lot of fun & many great SKCC qso's...Hope to see everyone next month...73's Larry

Vibroplex Presentation Keyer



K1NV Operated by: Jon

I worked 20M and 40M tonight. The bands seemed noisy but there were a number of strong signals in evidence during the whole sprint. I was happy to catch K3MSB for the bonus.



WABGV Operated by: Slim

Bands (20-40) were good here. Not enough time to work all I heard. A shout out to all the SKCCers in the Dayton photo. I Recognized Mitch (WD0ECO) in the photo and Jack (K0MAF)from Missouri.
Worked fellow Outlaws KI0I, K2HT, W0DE, N0UYN and N3PDT.


Loony Missouri Outlaws



W1EJ Operated by: Ed

I got to operate the whole time for a change!



NUYN Operated by: Dennis

Conditions seemed pretty good in NW MO, with some QSB. The loudest stations I heard were Slim WA0BGV, Russ K0LUW, and Tom K4ZGB, all on 40. Thanks to Mark K3MSB for bonus points. 73.



K7TKT Operated by: Brian

Conditions weren't very good tonight. I had the 10/15m hex beam up so I thought I would spend the first hour up there. 10m was a bust. Conditions on 15m were pretty good and the few contacts were strong but activity was very light. 20 was weak all evening.

My first contact was K3MSB. Very exciting since I have never worked a bonus station in a sprint. I was also excited to work Dick (K2RFP), another first. I have enjoyed many of Dick's projects over the years but never made contact with him on the air. A quiet but enjoyable sprint.

73, Brian



WL7WH Operated by: Bob

Very bad conditions for me again today!!!! As usual it was fun...



YU1TY Operated by: Ljuba

My first qso in SKCC Weekday SKS. Albert W9COX tnx for QSO!



KB1UOH Operated by: Chas

This was my second try and I loved it. Imagine my surprise when K3MSB called me. I am 78 and been a ham for 2 years. I think this is great fun. I will keep trying to improve with my 4 watts and vertical antenna that is stuck outside my second floor condo window.Hi Hi. Chas



KD2JC Operated by: Joe

Enjoyable once again. Nice nabbing Mark (K3MSB)on 20 meters. 20 and 40 were the bands. Thanks to all and 73.



WA1AR Operated by: Alan

20 M was good to the mid west.

Alan



KKI Operated by: Jack

I was able to get on for a short while tonight. Used the KX1 and sideswiper on 40 meters. Many thnaks for the contacts and great signal reports. 73, jack



K2RFP Operated by: Dick

I looked for Mark a few times on 6m but the only signal heard there
was a local beacon on 50078. Both Russ at WA0YEI and Brian at K7TKT
had good signals on 15m.

I used an old Signal Electric key I recently bought for $15. I need
to fiddle with the adjustments to make it feel right for me.

73, Dick.





KK4CPO Operated by: Ted

Going great then huge lightning storm moved in for hour and half. Worked some great guys in the few safe minutes before securing station for the storm. Used my newest homebrew key with tiny ball bearings for first time in a sprint. Worked great!
Thanks for having this sprint. 72 KK4CPO



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry

Great time as always. I stayed on 20 the entire sprint and enjoyed good results. Thanks to all who worked me. I was using my Kenwood TS-520.



WB8ENE Operated by: Art

Only made one contact on 20 meters (thanks John, N0TA). All the rest of my contacts were made on 40 meters. The bands were fairly quiet except for a few static crashes. Glad to meet a few of you in Dayton. See you in the next sprint. 73, Art



KJ4LEN Operated by: Ray

20 was in good shape. 40 was very noisy and I didn't even try 80. I used my FT840 at 75W into dipoles.Key was my J37. I did pick up a couple of non member EU stations a told them about SKCC so maybe we'll get a couple of new members. See everyone next month. Ray



KK5J Operated by: Kk5j

Got into the sprint a bit late but the 20m band was open. Quite a few strong signals. Enjoyed it as always.



K5BZH Operated by: Jim

Got started late, about an hour late, had forgotten the event was tonight. After falling on my face this time with QRP, I cranked the power to 100 watts. Worked 40 meters only. Hope to be back QRP next time, trying to work all states with 4 watts or less. Resubmitted when I realized a typo indicated that I had worked one more T than I had.





AA2XB Operated by: Frank

First use of my newly aquired sideswiper. I don't know who the manufacturer is or how old it is but if anyone can identify it I would be grateful. Most contacts on 20 and great job Len, KC0RSX with the Icom 703. Was using the Ten Tec Omni D for the sprint but if you have contacted me when operating portable on battery power from Hooker Mountain in Otsego County, NY the rig is the Icom 703 and a hamstick at 4 feet above the ground.

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K7KTI Operated by: Kati

Many thanks to Harold, VE5BCS, for being my first CW QSO! Also, thanks to Slim, WA0BGV, and Bill, W4CUX, for no's 2 and 3. My Elmer was hanging over me the whole time.
I am 12 years old and have been a ham 3 years, the last year as a General.
Had a great time in my first SKS.
Kati



AK4LP Operated by: Bob

My first Sprint, just joined. I must work to build up my speed while copying, not that great at that. But I listened and tried to learn, and made a couple of contacts. Enjoyed the experience, and I look forward to participating more in the future!

Bob, AK4LP



WB8YXF Operated by: Fr

Thank you all for the contacts I was able to get even though we had a thunder storm going through the area; which also made too much noise so I know I couldn't pull a couple of you out enough to know who was trying to contact me.
Talk with y'all next month. Lots of CW'n fun had though.



N6WK Operated by: Gordon

Had fun. Late start and left about 20 minutes early for dinner.
See you all next month.
73,
Gordon
N6WK



K9EYT Operated by: Ray

40 and 20 were good here near Chicago, Also I qualified for my Centurion just needed a few more and ended with 102 logged members worked, a nice plus for a
good evening .

73 Ray



WS9E Operated by: Joe

All qso's were on 40 & 20 tonight. I checked 80 a couple of times but didn't hear any activity. At my Wisconsin QTH, Missouri Outlaw Slim was the big gun running 40 over S9.
I ran the Orion at 80 Watts to my stealth antenna, a low dipole. The key was the Speed-x. Good to hear a couple of newer people on. Thanks to all! See you next time.



W3NP Operated by: Dave

I thought band condx were very good for the SKS. 20 had lots of activity and the noise was low, so I stayed there for more than half of the 2 hours. We had Thunderstorms not far from me in the eastern part of WV, but QRN levels on 40 were tolerable and I spent the last 50 minutes or so there. I never did hear Mark K3MSB. Randy KB4QQJ's new KX3 was very strong here. Alternated between the oldest bug in my arsenal, the pictured 1915 with it's Horace Martin nameplate and my German Junker straight key with it's cover removed as it has a more solid feel and sound that way.
Rig: Ten Tec Eagle running 5 watts to my KLM-34A on 20 and the CF zepp on 40.

1915 Vibroplex Bug, German Junker Straight Key, Ten Tec Eagle @ 5w



N8BB Operated by: Werner

Not a great showing but happy to run the KX-1, been a long time since I used this little rig and forgot the menu's, Thanks to all that I worked. Maybe get the K-1 on the next time out, 73/72 Werner

Tonight it was the KX-1's turn to run QRPp, internal battery gave me 1 watt out with the antenna I was using



KE4KY Operated by: Glenn

I only worked the 1st hour for this month's SKS.

I had a good run going on 40m (thanks for those answering). This was my first night trying the ZR Sprinter logging program. A small, but noticeable learning curve while giving it my first test drive.

Hopefully....see you next month!!

73

Glenn



AF2Z Operated by: Drew

Nice condx. Lots of 20m activity and good signals to the West Coast including Rod W7OM in WA, and Gordon N6WK (long time, no qso, om!)... A couple of QSOs on 15m: Brian K7TKT in ID and Dennis W8BFX in WA... Didn't realize K3MSB was the special station: tnx for calling me in the last few minutes, Mark!... I "ran tape" on this sprint and will post video if I ever get a chance to edit it; if anyone wants audio of their QSO, let me know... My rig: Elecraft K3 at 10 watts; Junker straight key; 100 ft wire up 30 ft.

Elecraft K3; Junker Straight Key; Hamilton 4992B Navigator Watch



AE7TG Operated by: Allen

Fun SKS as usual - TNX and hope to see you all next time. Allen



KA5TJS Operated by: Allen

Worked the sprint with my new OHR100A on 40 meters and a 12 volt jell cell because the main power supply died. I was at 3 watts and did well for the hour I worked at it. It is ruff for a QRP op but lots of fun. Hope to see you all next month and thanks for those who dug me out of the noise.

73's Allen



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold

Band was good all contacts were on 20 m. tnx to all contacts



KKEX Operated by: Rick

The one year anniversary of the devastating EF5 tornado that hit Joplin, Mo
May 22, 2011 @ 5:41 PM CDT. The St. Johns hospital designed to withstand 250 MPH
winds was moved 9 inches off it's foundation. The "UNITY RING" symbolizes the strength of Joplin residences to re-build and look to the future.
The Red Cross communications group was part of the event. It looks like I missed a great Sprint...CU you on the next one...73 Rick

"UNITY RING" with St. Johns hospital in the background.



YS1RS Operated by: Rob

This is my first Sprint.
Made two contacts WA1LWS and W4FOA.
That was nice !

Frustration:
Fast, unplugged my QRP 5 Watts, PFR-3A that I was using from my office with a long wire antenna.
Packed up everything and excited ran to my motorcycle, with the intention to come home and use my main rig (100 Watts 20 years old Kenwood TS-690S).
By the time I came home.... silence in the band!
Now I know the Sprint only runs for 2 hours !!! :(

I'll wait for next month.
My fault! For not reading the information from the web page :(
Usually I don't like ham radio contest of any type. I am still learning CW and don't feel confident to participate in contests, but this one was friendly and in a confident atmosphere. More fun than winning, that's for sure.

Congratulations to the organizers!

Sincerely

:) 72 and 73 de Rob
YS1RS
SKCC 8404.

PFR-3A with US Navy Fireproof Straight Key - First SKCC Sprint



ND9M Operated by: Jim

We're still on the road, this time from the Great Smokey Mountains in western North Carolina. Operating the SKS from the car (parked!) is always a fun challenge, and working the Sprint just makes it better!


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.351
Updated: May 28, 2012 1557 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB