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Sprint Date: June 26, 2013



Special SKCC member: Mike - K8NS with D. Hoover


Club call: K8NS
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 105
         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.
  5 = Multi-op station, any power.

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 K8NS Mike 10580T FL 54 28 365 1877
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 55 29 360 1955
2 4 K6ELQ Tony 10250T CA 51 28 390 1818
3 4 NTA John 2826T CO 55 23 335 1600
4 4 N8KR Ken 7559T OH 44 24 290 1346
5 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 42 25 270 1320
6 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 38 26 305 1293
7 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 37 24 275 1163
8 3 NWM Mitch 6893T MO 36 25 230 1130
9 3 AF3Z Jim 3034T PA 34 20 285 965
10 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 33 20 245 905
11 3 K8WSN Bill 4986T MI 31 21 240 891
12 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438T IL 30 20 260 860
13 3 WV1N Bill 6622 CT 30 19 230 800
14 3 KCW Charles 4962T MO 27 21 220 787
15 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 27 20 235 775
16 3 KSKC Bill 10739C MO 30 17 250 760
17 4 W8VN Dennis 3141T MI 26 15 220 610
18 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 23 14 215 537
19 2 AB8KT Ken 4500 OH 24 15 170 530
20 2 WD5ABC Kerry 12 TX 21 19 130 529
21 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 20 17 175 515
22 2 KG4UPO Wiley 3972 VA 22 15 170 500
23 4 K8TEZ Larry 8426T OH 22 14 170 478
24 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 23 12 175 451
25 4 K7IFG Ken 4694T OR 19 15 120 405
26 3 KDEKT Jason 9435T AR 19 14 130 396
27 4 K6III Jerry 6830T CA 16 13 185 393
28 3 KP4SJ Pablo 8843T Puerto Rico 18 14 135 387
29 3 K1EDG Ed 9625T ME 17 13 155 376
30 4 ADAB Jim 9667T KS 19 12 145 373
31 3 WK2S Art 9434T NJ 18 11 165 363
32 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 18 11 140 338
33 3 KFTC John 2227T CO 18 11 115 313
34 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 15 13 115 310
35 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 14 12 135 303
36 3 K4AOA Jim 8333C NC 14 11 130 284
37 3 NN4K Vaden 9575T GA 15 10 130 280
38 3 N3JJT Scott 255T OH 15 9 135 270
39 3 NP3CW Julio 2632T Puerto Rico 13 9 145 262
40 3 KD2AEF Joe 9524 NY 13 10 125 255
41 3 N2DVD John 9837 NY 16 9 80 224
41 3 N8KQ Randy 8934T OH 11 9 125 224
43 3 AI4UN Charles 4717T GA 13 11 80 223
44 3 NCVW Charlie 9074 KS 11 9 115 214
45 3 KF7DS Don 8281T OR 11 7 120 197
46 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 10 8 115 195
47 2 WU1V Rick 9293T MA 11 8 105 193
48 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 10 9 95 185
49 3 KA4BAT John 10395C OH 11 9 80 179
50 3 WA8SZT Chuck 1958T OH 12 6 95 167
51 1 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 10 7 95 165
51 3 N8ECC Alan 8302T OH 10 9 75 165
53 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946T Sk 10 8 70 150
54 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 9 9 65 146
55 3 K6BHH Curt 3646T CA 8 8 80 144
56 3 N7IGI Bob 6394C UT 7 7 85 134
57 3 W6FPS Ron 2126C CA 9 8 60 132
58 3 WA5AFD Gerald 8150 OK 9 6 75 129
59 3 WD4EXI Val 9494 GA 8 7 65 121
60 2 WX4RM Ron 8064T NC 8 6 70 118
60 3 AA6AC Bob 6276T CA 9 7 55 118
62 3 N1DN Phil 6482T CT 8 7 60 116
63 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 6 5 85 115
64 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 9 7 50 113
65 3 N5JPX Jim 8672T MS 8 7 55 111
66 2 NHYD Burke 8033 KS 7 7 55 104
67 3 ACPR Mike 7033T ND 6 5 60 90
67 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 7 5 55 90
69 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 5 3 70 85
70 3 K9EYT Ray 7941T IL 6 4 60 84
71 3 WA1GWH Garry 9664 NY 7 6 40 82
72 2 KH6OZ George 3975T MT 5 5 50 75
72 3 KD8FJO Paul 10819 WV 5 4 55 75
74 3 VQ93JC/MM Jim 10817 Chagos 4 4 55 71
75 3 KE3O Bill 9282T MD 5 3 50 65
75 3 WX7G Dave 6577 UT 8 5 25 65
77 3 KK4BNC Randy 8054 GA 9 7 0 63
78 2 WGAF Bob 6258T MN 7 6 20 62
79 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 5 4 40 60
80 2 K2UT Bob 5W NJ 4 4 40 56
80 2 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 4 4 40 56
82 3 K4EOR George 3767 GA 5 5 30 55
82 3 KG8Y Tom 7408 KY 5 3 40 55
84 2 AK3X Peter 7217T MD 3 3 45 54
85 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672T Sk 4 3 40 52
86 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 4 4 35 51
87 3 K5HEM Hal 8421 TX 4 4 30 46
88 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 4 4 25 41
89 1 K2DEP Steve 9273T MD 3 3 30 39
90 2 VE3DTI Jose 7020 On 4 3 20 32
90 2 WA6OEF Preston 8603T CA 4 3 20 32
92 3 W4FOA Tony 641 T GA 3 3 20 29
93 2 VE5SG Garry 6154T Sk 2 2 20 24
94 1 K9JP Jeff 3008T MI 3 3 10 19
94 2 N9WAY Anton 3911 WI 3 3 10 19
94 3 NU4M Greg 5264 GA 2 2 15 19
94 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 2 2 15 19
98 3 K8SSS Jim 3967 OH 4 4 0 16
99 3 AB4RH Billy 7310 GA 2 2 10 14
99 3 VE3WMB Michael 120C On 2 2 10 14
101 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 1 1 10 11
101 3 KA8HDE Chuck 6913T MN 1 1 10 11
101 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T Bc 1 1 10 11
101 3 VK7CW Steve 10820 Australia 1 1 10 11

Results by Category and Final Score
Rank CAT Call Name SKCC QTH QSO's S/P/C Bonus Score
1 *3 K8NS Mike 10580T FL 54 28 365 1877
1 1 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 10 7 95 165
2 1 N2JNZ George 2836T NY 4 4 25 41
3 1 K2DEP Steve 9273T MD 3 3 30 39
4 1 K9JP Jeff 3008T MI 3 3 10 19
1 2 W3NP Dave 3182T WV 27 20 235 775
2 2 AB8KT Ken 4500 OH 24 15 170 530
3 2 WD5ABC Kerry 12 TX 21 19 130 529
4 2 KG4UPO Wiley 3972 VA 22 15 170 500
5 2 WA1VIL Greg 443T MA 15 13 115 310
6 2 WU1V Rick 9293T MA 11 8 105 193
7 2 WX4RM Ron 8064T NC 8 6 70 118
8 2 KBETU Phil 4542T AL 6 5 85 115
9 2 NHYD Burke 8033 KS 7 7 55 104
10 2 KH6OZ George 3975T MT 5 5 50 75
11 2 WGAF Bob 6258T MN 7 6 20 62
12 2 K2UT Bob 5W NJ 4 4 40 56
12 2 KE5YUM Terry 5173T OK 4 4 40 56
13 2 AK3X Peter 7217T MD 3 3 45 54
14 2 VE3DTI Jose 7020 On 4 3 20 32
14 2 WA6OEF Preston 8603T CA 4 3 20 32
15 2 VE5SG Garry 6154T Sk 2 2 20 24
16 2 N9WAY Anton 3911 WI 3 3 10 19
17 2 WB2UWU Finn 1708 NY 1 1 10 11
1 3 KLUW Russ 1702T NE 55 29 360 1955
2 3 N3PDT Doug 6861T MO 42 25 270 1320
3 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 38 26 305 1293
4 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 37 24 275 1163
5 3 NWM Mitch 6893T MO 36 25 230 1130
6 3 AF3Z Jim 3034T PA 34 20 285 965
7 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 33 20 245 905
8 3 K8WSN Bill 4986T MI 31 21 240 891
9 3 K9PMV Jerry 1438T IL 30 20 260 860
10 3 WV1N Bill 6622 CT 30 19 230 800
11 3 KCW Charles 4962T MO 27 21 220 787
12 3 KSKC Bill 10739C MO 30 17 250 760
13 3 K8JD John 1395T MI 23 14 215 537
14 3 AF2Z Drew 2082T NJ 20 17 175 515
15 3 K8IJ Chas 4781T KY 23 12 175 451
16 3 KDEKT Jason 9435T AR 19 14 130 396
17 3 KP4SJ Pablo 8843T Puerto Rico 18 14 135 387
18 3 K1EDG Ed 9625T ME 17 13 155 376
19 3 WK2S Art 9434T NJ 18 11 165 363
20 3 WABGV Slim 5465T MO 18 11 140 338
21 3 KFTC John 2227T CO 18 11 115 313
22 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 14 12 135 303
23 3 K4AOA Jim 8333C NC 14 11 130 284
24 3 NN4K Vaden 9575T GA 15 10 130 280
25 3 N3JJT Scott 255T OH 15 9 135 270
26 3 NP3CW Julio 2632T Puerto Rico 13 9 145 262
27 3 KD2AEF Joe 9524 NY 13 10 125 255
28 3 N2DVD John 9837 NY 16 9 80 224
28 3 N8KQ Randy 8934T OH 11 9 125 224
29 3 AI4UN Charles 4717T GA 13 11 80 223
30 3 NCVW Charlie 9074 KS 11 9 115 214
31 3 KF7DS Don 8281T OR 11 7 120 197
32 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T MO 10 8 115 195
33 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 10 9 95 185
34 3 KA4BAT John 10395C OH 11 9 80 179
35 3 WA8SZT Chuck 1958T OH 12 6 95 167
36 3 N8ECC Alan 8302T OH 10 9 75 165
37 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946T Sk 10 8 70 150
38 3 W4KRN Karen 4495T VA 9 9 65 146
39 3 K6BHH Curt 3646T CA 8 8 80 144
40 3 N7IGI Bob 6394C UT 7 7 85 134
41 3 W6FPS Ron 2126C CA 9 8 60 132
42 3 WA5AFD Gerald 8150 OK 9 6 75 129
43 3 WD4EXI Val 9494 GA 8 7 65 121
44 3 AA6AC Bob 6276T CA 9 7 55 118
45 3 N1DN Phil 6482T CT 8 7 60 116
46 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 9 7 50 113
47 3 N5JPX Jim 8672T MS 8 7 55 111
48 3 ACPR Mike 7033T ND 6 5 60 90
48 3 KKI Jack 2370T WI 7 5 55 90
49 3 NV9X Jim 1358T IL 5 3 70 85
50 3 K9EYT Ray 7941T IL 6 4 60 84
51 3 WA1GWH Garry 9664 NY 7 6 40 82
52 3 KD8FJO Paul 10819 WV 5 4 55 75
53 3 VQ93JC/MM Jim 10817 Chagos 4 4 55 71
54 3 KE3O Bill 9282T MD 5 3 50 65
54 3 WX7G Dave 6577 UT 8 5 25 65
55 3 KK4BNC Randy 8054 GA 9 7 0 63
56 3 K6CSL Bert 4486 CA 5 4 40 60
57 3 K4EOR George 3767 GA 5 5 30 55
57 3 KG8Y Tom 7408 KY 5 3 40 55
58 3 VE5CUL Brian 1672T Sk 4 3 40 52
59 3 KJ4LEN Ray 6956T FL 4 4 35 51
60 3 K5HEM Hal 8421 TX 4 4 30 46
61 3 W4FOA Tony 641 T GA 3 3 20 29
62 3 NU4M Greg 5264 GA 2 2 15 19
62 3 WA1AR Alan 4079T MA 2 2 15 19
63 3 K8SSS Jim 3967 OH 4 4 0 16
64 3 AB4RH Billy 7310 GA 2 2 10 14
64 3 VE3WMB Michael 120C On 2 2 10 14
65 3 KA8HDE Chuck 6913T MN 1 1 10 11
65 3 VE7LAJ Andy 6611T Bc 1 1 10 11
65 3 VK7CW Steve 10820 Australia 1 1 10 11
1 4 K6ELQ Tony 10250T CA 51 28 390 1818
2 4 NTA John 2826T CO 55 23 335 1600
3 4 N8KR Ken 7559T OH 44 24 290 1346
4 4 W8VN Dennis 3141T MI 26 15 220 610
5 4 K8TEZ Larry 8426T OH 22 14 170 478
6 4 K7IFG Ken 4694T OR 19 15 120 405
7 4 K6III Jerry 6830T CA 16 13 185 393
8 4 ADAB Jim 9667T KS 19 12 145 373

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 0 AL 1 AR 1 AZ 1 CA 7 CO 2 CT 2 DE 0 FL 2 GA 8
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 3 IN 1 KS 3 KY 2 LA 0 MA 3 MD 3
ME 1 MI 4 MN 2 MO 7 MS 1 MT 1 NC 2 ND 1 NE 1 NH 0
NJ 3 NM 0 NV 0 NY 5 OH 11 OK 3 OR 2 PA 2 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 2 TN 0 UT 2 VA 2 VT 0 WA 0 WI 2 WV 2 WY 0

State with most participants: OH 11
Total USA participants: 95
Total non-USA participants: 10

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 0 AL 6 AR 19 AZ 38 CA 102 CO 73 CT 38 DE 0 FL 58 GA 57
HI 0 IA 0 ID 0 IL 41 IN 9 KS 37 KY 28 LA 0 MA 28 MD 11
ME 17 MI 83 MN 8 MO 200 MS 8 MT 5 NC 22 ND 6 NE 55 NH 0
NJ 42 NM 0 NV 0 NY 41 OH 196 OK 23 OR 30 PA 48 RI 0 SC 0
SD 0 TX 25 TN 0 UT 15 VA 31 VT 0 WA 0 WI 10 WV 32 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MO 200
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1442
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 59

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Australia, Canada, Chagos, Puerto Rico, USA

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WA1AR Operated by: Alan

Not a lot of time again but I did use a HW16 I got and fixed up last weekend.
Kind of wide band and not easy to copy 3 stations at once.

Alan



WX7G Operated by: Dave

My first time in the SKCC sprint. My 12 watts to a wire didn't put out much of a signal but I had fun anyway.



KH6OZ Operated by: George

K8NS just could not hear me. I called many times. Band conditions were just not good for QRP. 73s



N3PDT Operated by: Doug

Don't about the other bands, but 20m was rockin' here. Never moved off my call frequency. There were a couple I couldn't pull out, but for the most part signals were very good to "wow"! Got a fair amount of new ones, and a good handful of old standards. Thanks to all!



AB8KT Operated by: Ken

Not too good tonite. Lots of QRN: storm passed through right before the sprint. Lost 4-5 QSOs due to QRN. But, no excuses.

5 watts from a KX3 into a wire at 35' as always.

See you next time. 73 de AB8KT



K2HT Operated by: Dick

QRN was strong in Missouri and I missed some calls, maybe next month signals will be a bit stronger. Thanks for the QSO's and always enjoy the sprints.
Check out K0SKC on QRZ.COM, sum ruff critters!



WU1V Operated by: Rick

I stayed the course for the full 2 hours, contacted Mike K8NS our bonus station on 40 meters where I had my best luck. 20 meters netted a few QSOs but conditions were difficult there. Folks just weren't hearing my QRP sigs. In fact, conditions weren't that good on 40 meters either, lots of band noise. But all in all, an enjoyable sprint! Thanks to Mike for being our bonus station.



K8JD Operated by: John

Had QSOs on 40 and 20, no answers on 80M, lots of lightning QRN and rainy WX here.
Just could not get a string of QSOs going this time. Had to S&P for QSOs.



WA5AFD Operated by: Gerald

Only got in for the last 40 minutes but was good to hear the signals from fellow SKCC'ers. 5 QSO's on 20 then 4 on 40 meters. Thanks to all who heard me. Sorry I was not able to complete a couple of QSO's but will hope for better conditions next time. 73's to all



KBETU Operated by: Phil

Used Ten-Tec Jupiter as QRP with Vibroplex straight key and G5RV up 35 feet. Started on 20 meters for the first hour and then had to switch to 40 meters. Didn't do very well tonight, but better luck in the WES next month. Quite a challenge tonight with a little fun mixed in. 72/73, Phil



ACPR Operated by: Mike

Had an awesome time as always. Low number of qso's, but loved it!

My main straight key (coin is Korean--used in Japan during WWII)



NTA Operated by: John

Spent the first hour and half on 20m, then the last 30 min on 40m. I think Russ, K0LUW, had the strongest signal. First time to work a ND station in SKS! Nice to work my FD partner, K0FTC. Thanks for the Q's. K3, KPA500 @ 500w, doublet & vertical, Begali Camelback, K2RFP Sprint Logger.



NWM Operated by: Mitch

First SKCC event using my new callsign. Started to send my old callsign on the first CQ. hi

K3 100 watts, Navy Flame Proof Key, K2RFP logger

73, Mitch
NW0M
(formerly WD0ECO)



W3NP Operated by: Dave

Spent the first hour on 20. Band condx were not all that great but some stations were coming in very well. Went to 40 and it was very noisy as we had a line of storms heading this way. Still, all in all a nice event.
Rig: Ten Tec Eagle @ 5 watts along with a Vibroplex from 1915 and a Junker straight key. 72 from WV.



NN4K Operated by: Vaden

I heard K8NS on 20 meters but he faded before I could work him. He was workable on 40 meters later. I didn't find K9SKC but worked K0SKC - Bill. Thanks for the Qso's. I used the FT2000 and the vertical delta loop antenna with 80 watts. See you all in July. 73



K2DEP Operated by: Steve

Boy! 40M really stunk here at my QTH. Thanks to those who answered my 930 MW but wish I could have gotten more contact. Got as far as OH early on but then everything went to the dark side. Had fun and hope to see you all again on the next sprint. 73 to all. Steve



N8KQ Operated by: Randy

Wrkd a few new ones tonite... Tnx fer the contacts... 73



WD5ABC Operated by: Kerry

Great SKS! I came in about 20 minutes late but still managed to make 21 contacts with my measly 5 watts. Thanks for putting up with my puny-weak signal from South Texas. After using the paddles all weekend at FD it was nice to slow down the pace a little and go back to the 1941 Vibroplex Original.



WA1VIL Operated by: Greg

Always fun to sprint! Heard nothing on 15 or 80 at this QTH tonight-40 and 20 were both fair-managed to work W7OM in WA early on 20 so special thanks to Rod for pulling out my QRP signal and got Mike K8NS for the bonus-must have just missed the pileup! 73 to all and catch you next time!



K7IFG Operated by: Ken

Great way to celebrate my 70th birthday today.
Lots of fun as always. 73 de Ken



N3EIN Operated by: Matt

20 meters was short in PA this evening (0000Z) resulting in predominantly Mid-West contacts. It was fun to hear Outlaw Bill holler Good Signal from within the K0SKC hideout. 40 meters was not as rewarding where Ken-AB8KT managed my 339 signal to complete the QSO. Moving on to a crashing 80 meters I found Alan-WA1AR and then hurried back to 20 meters at 0115Z which was running longer, worked Tony-K6ELQ and finally found Ed-W7GVE to finish a fun evening. Thanks to all.
N3EIN in PA/TenTec C-21/G5RV-Lite/SKCC Key




NHYD Operated by: Burke

This was my first Sprint and really the first time using a key. I used the paddle on my KX3 set to hand mode - need lots more practice! I ran the entire sprint at 5 watts and worked everyone I called. Never called CQ. Right now the rig is temporarily on the kitchen table with coax running out to the EFHW into a tree about 15 feet up. I was thrilled to work K8NS! K6ELQ was booming into KS all night. I stayed on 20 meters all night - checked 40 but didnt work anyone there. I will definitely be back again but hope to have a better straight key for this! Super fun!



K9PMV Operated by: Jerry

Most of my activity was on 20 meters. Switched to 40 meters @ 01:30 Z. Great fun as always. 73 to all



W6FPS Operated by: Ron

Bands were better tonight. 40 meters was very lively during the last 30 minutes.
Thanks to everyone evolved putting on the SKS.
73, Ron



K8TEZ Operated by: Larry

Very bad storms came off the lake tonight with thunder, lightning & wind. Had to QRT several times to run the wet-dry shop vac in the basement here. The QRN was terrible causing us to have to ask for several repeats of our report. Thanks for your patience. Here is a picture of the Lagoons at Vermilion where the river enters Lake Erie . I took this a couple weeks ago so you can see up here when it's nice it's real nice & when it's bad it's REAL BAD..73'S & HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE NEXT MONTH....

The Vermilion Lagoons at Lake Erie



WGAF Operated by: Bob

First backyard QRP sprint of the summer. Thx to those who pulled me out of the noise. 73, Bob



N5JPX Operated by: Jim

That is the fastest way I know to make 2 hours go by! Fun as always but the bands could have been better, at least from here. Thanks for the Q's and thanks to the folks who put these things together.

Icom 7410 @ 100 watts to 80 meter loop up 45 feet

Jim



W7GVE Operated by: Ed

Another fun sprint, even though signals were a bit down out here in NE AZ... I got to use my new key-- a K8RA model P6--- It has more weight and a bigger paddle and I enjoyed sidewacking it -- the FT450D has a better rcvr than the 450--- a nice relaxing time...CUL 73/ED W7GVE



KD8FJO Operated by: Paul

First 5 CW QSOs. Thanks!



KDEKT Operated by: Jason

Some QRN on 40m, but not a bad SKS!



WA6OEF Operated by: Preston

Had fun trying to work what I could hear.
Hard getting out through all of these trees!
Running 5w to a Buddipole vertical on battery power.
Thanks to NS7E Art for the 2-way QRP contact.
Will be here through October...
72's Preston

Camping at Shaver Lake, CA



KCW Operated by: Charles

Lots of SKCC activity. Operated mostly on 20 meters where conditions seemed best. Heard some surprisingly strong signals.



VE3DTI Operated by: Jose

I am glad to have been able to participate. The rig was the Elecraft KX3 @ 5W. The antenna was 43 ft vertical wire up a maple tree in the backyard of my QTH, with a single wire around the fence as an elevated counterpoise. The key was a Nye Viking Speed-X. Tnx to all. 73 de Jose VE3DTI.



KE3O Operated by: Bill

Only worked a short period of time ... mainly to play with a new junk box key I've included in my collection. BTW - can anyone identify this hand key? Sprint was fun as usual. Tnx to those members I worked. 73, Bill

Junk Box relic



AF3Z Operated by: Jim

I made the whole sprint for the first time in quite a while. I started on 20m for about an hour. My first contact thought I was AF2Z, Drew... (not the first person to think that). Next I went to 40m and did well; my next-to-last qso on 40m was with Drew, AF2Z! After one more qso on 40m, I went to try 80m. Tuning around, I heard and worked only one station amidst the QRN... AF2Z! (AF2Z & AF3Z seemed to be "on the same wavelength" this evening, so to speak ;-) Thanks to you all! -- Jim, AF3Z



K6CSL Operated by: Bert

20m was in much better shape than it was over the last week end. Between 0031Z and 0115Z, I tried 15m but found no one there, so I returned to 20m. I probably should have alternated with 40m as is my usual pattern for these Sprints. TNX to the 5 ops I worked. Bert, K6CSL



VE5SG Operated by: Garry

This was my poorest showing ever. Limited time and conditions were variable at best but mostly very poor. Not good for QRP for me.



K8NS Operated by: Mike

It was Fun being the Bonus station. It's nice to be wanted. Worked stations on three bands,15, 20, and 40M. Listened on 10 and 80M but heard nothing. Best dx was Jim VQ93JC/MM on 20M. Worked Julio NP3CW on 3 bands. Strongest signals on 15 and 20M were Tony K6ELQ and Julio NP3CW. Strongest signal on 40M was N4RAY, Rodney. Didn't work as many qrp stations as I did last month, sorry guys. Had fun listening to Russ W7GVE up 1/2 khz from me on 20M, finally qsy'd up and worked him before changing bands. Again another great SKS, 73 to everyone de Mike



VQ93JC/MM Operated by: Jim

I had only a 20M dipole up on the ship for the SKS, but that was good enough for a few contacts. The band soured on me as dawn neared (at about 0100Z here) but rebounded a bit just before the end. When I didn't hear any more sigs on 20, I tuned around on 40 and was surprised to hear KP4SJ with a very good sig (S7) on my 20M antenna.



N8KR Operated by: Ken

Storms throughout the evening made it so noisy that I had to run 18db of attenuation to spare my ears! So sorry I missed so many calls. Good to work Larry, K8TEZ . . . Always a great signal!



KA4BAT Operated by: John

This was another fun sprint. But I have to figure out a better way to deal with the pileups. For those of you who were wondering, I added the suffix /AG to my call sign when I was on 20 meters. That meant that I have advanced to the GENERAL class, and was legal on 20 meters. I passed the GENERAL exam 4 days ago.



KE5YUM Operated by: Terry

I enjoyed the sprint as always, and I want to thank AB8KT for digging me out of the noise. I hope you got me in your log. All the best, Terry



WB8ENE Operated by: Art

There were a lot of static crashes during this sprint. I got some decent signal reports with my 1 Watt. I even busted through a pileup to work Ken N8KR, and got a 599 signal report. K0LUW Russ, sorry I gave you a 569 by mistake. Your signal was definitely 599. Decided to pull the plug at 0130Z when the big storm finally arrived in Mantua. See you in the WES. 73, Art



KLUW Operated by: Russ

The storms stayed away this evening for the first time in 2 weeks so I was able to operate the entire SKS. The first in a long time. I split my time between 20m and 40m. 40m was very noisy and I could not hear the QRP guys at all. N0TA almost blew me out of my chair on 20m - S9+40. Managed to work NP3CW on both 20m and 40m. Worked my first ND station, AC0PR, in several years in the SKS. Had a great time as always.

20m Jpole base at 30ft



WX4RM Operated by: Ron

Lots of signals came in from the midwest this time, and was glad that my qrp signal was heard by K6ELQ in California. Had fun!



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold

band conditions down a bit on 20 40 very noisy. but a nice evening



KG4UPO Operated by: Wiley

I used my J-38 key and battery powered K2 at 5 watts to a doublet @30 feet. 20 meters was best for me as 80 and 40 were noisy. This is my first SKS log submission. The SKCC fellows at Dayton gave me some encouragement so I took their advice and here I am. I enjoyed the sprint.



KF7DS Operated by: Don

Tough conditions from my QTH with a lot of qsb. Worked 20m mostly and band seemed crowded at times. K6CSL/Bert began our qso at 569 and by the end was barely audible. I had to wait until close to the end of the sprint to catch my usual contact with Ed/W7GVE and even that was weak. On the other hand, Mike/K8NS was very strong late in the sprint. Go figure, very fun all the same.

Looking forward from July WES where I will be working from the beach in Santa Monica, CA (becoming a /6 for a few days).

Don KF7DS



VE3WMB Operated by: Michael

I had a very late start for the SKS so I only had time for a couple of QSOs before my time ran out. My station: Flex-1500 @5w into an inverted-L W3EDP, using my 1940 McElroy Model 600 bug. Till next time. Michael, VE3WMB (#120C)

My 1940 McElroy Model 600 Bug



W9CC Operated by: Larry

Thunderstorms were overhead and QRN was terrible.



AK3X Operated by: Peter

Had an odd minute here and there to play in the SKS. Three contacts, but did get K8NS as one of them, in fact my first contact! Stuck to 20 meters (monoband QRP rig DSW-20@3watts). Worked OR (K7IFG Ken) fairly easily, but no matter how many time I tried, K6ELQ could not hear me. Next time! 72/73 for now, Peter



NP3CW Operated by: Julio

Able to work about 78 minutes. QRN heavy to my area. Heard many stations but they were not able to hear me. Most of the activity was in 20M. No one heard in 10 or 80 meters.
Good luck to all.



K8WSN Operated by: Bill

The sprint was starting just as I got home from my FD and fishing trip to northern MI. Quickly hooked up the rig with the intention of just making an appearance with a couple of QSOs before unloading the car. Well, it didn't quite work out that way - I stayed on the air until the end. Doesn't surprise me though - it was lots of fun, as always. Thanks to all and 73!



N2JNZ Operated by: George

Made only 4 contacts in the SKS but fun .... Used the Norcal 40A at 1 watt. bad QRN on 40 and hard rain here made it difficult !! But thanks to my buddy Karen , W4KRN it was a good night after all !!! Thanks !! You were loud here in NNY !! 73/88 ... Thanks to all who make the SKCC great !!! ZeroFive 40 meter vertical and 100th Anniversary Bug




WB2UWU Operated by: Finn

My QRP signal was no match for the QRN. Lots of S9++ signals on both 40 and 20.
Many "sri qrn" responses, but only one contact, thank you Russ, K0LUW.
Finn WB2UWU SKCC #1708. TenTec R4020 at 5 watt 5 band vertical. Japanese WW2 Key
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WV1N Operated by: Bill

K2/100 at 30 watts keyed with a Vibroplex Lightning and Navy Flameproof. It was
my first SKS effort and I found it very enjoyable.



AA6AC Operated by: Bob

Two hours went by quickly..first hour worked 15 meters then QSY to 20 meters.
Had to hunt and pick cause K6ELQ also on 20m in Oxnard,Ca. 15m did net dx stn
VK7CW Tasmania, Aust. #10820..tnx Steve. The other contacts were USA to include
K8NS bonus station..tnx Mike. Looking forward to next sprint always fun..
AA6AC #6276T Bob..



K6ELQ Operated by: Tony

My second SKS contact was with Mike, K8NS, on 15 meters. I knew right then that 15 meters was doomed! I could barely hear him and he usually booms in so I moved to 20 meters and stayed for the remaining time. I had constant local low level power line QRN the whole time and signals were generally weak. The rig's DSP noise blanker knocked down the noise but added distortion to the weak signals. I took a peek at 40 meters but the noise was huge there and so I did not attempt to work that band. I must have angered the propagation gods as they did not smile on me this time. I'll do my penance and maybe they will next month and reward me with a few more Q's and SPC's. Thanks to all who answered my calls and made it an "interesting" evening.

Key Arsenal - Favorite SKCC SK - Begali Blade (2nd from Right Rear)



WA1GWH Operated by: Garry

Running about 80W on 40M to a 40 ft CF insulated wire lying on the lawn. Coax and 4:1 Ruthroff balun to the center. Good match but very inefficient antenna, I know (QRO version of QRP!). Modified copy of a military tactical antenna. I love to play around with weird wires! Thanks for the contacts and listening hard for me and my old TS-520 amongst the other ops and static crashes.



KJ4LEN Operated by: Ray

Storms cut the fun short. I'll see everyone next time.Ray



NV9X Operated by: Jim

Only played for 35 minutes. Had fun. Thanks to SKCC and K2RFP Sprint Logger. Also, I can not resist. With respect to Boston area SKCCers, how about The Chicago Black Hawks.




KSKC Operated by: Bill

Another great sprint. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next one. Sure was fun using the new Outlaw ARC call sign. Now I have to get used to my call again...Hi. 73 to all and see you in the next one....Outlaw Bill N0UMP alias K0SKC.


Hey Slim! How bout a lil hep here?



K8SSS Operated by: Jim

Condx. vy bad for this SKS.



K5ENA Operated by: John

Enjoyed our Sprint.

K5ENA



K4EOR Operated by: George

Oops! Didn't work K8NS! Sorry
Instructions need to specify how to determine who is a Centurion and who is a Tribune. I wondered why some stations were sending a "T" after their number! HI
My first time with the contest. This is an update indicating the "T" stations.



KK4BNC Operated by: Randy

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N3JJT Operated by: Scott

First SKS for me since 2008, due to my work schedule. Lots of wx around so shutdown early. See everyone later......Nice to work the Kens..N8KR and AB8KT..

Scott 73



K2UT Operated by: Bob

I'm a SSB QRP op but decided to try CW tonight... what are all those stations calling CQ SKS? I found my original Novice straight key with the date 1975 written on the piece of wood it is still attached to, found a connector to plug it into my KX3 and figured out how to set the radio for a straight key.

First time using a straight key since maybe mid 70s? I was horrible... congrats to the few stations I worked who were able to copy my sending, HI!

This was a very unexpected evening of fun. I'll have to get onto the next contest and make more of an effort to work more stations. Thanks for the fun!

72
Bob - K2UT
5 watts



K9JP Operated by: Jeff

Thanks again for a fun sprint. Almost did not make this one, got home in time for a few contacts. Oh well, a few are better than none! 72/73 de Jeff K9JP SKCC #3008T.


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.366
Updated: June 30, 2013 1452 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB