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Sprint Date: December 24, 2014





Theme: Happy Holidays
Club call: K9SKC
Information: SKS Homepage

Number of participants: 114
         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
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 48 30 520 1960
2 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 55 27 445 1930
3 4 N8KR Ken 7559S FL 49 28 465 1837
4 3 K3NG Goody 12482C PA 52 26 480 1832
5 3 KLUW Russ 1702S NE 54 25 450 1800
6 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 49 26 455 1729
7 3 K6III Jerry 6830S CA 42 26 415 1507
8 3 NTA John 2826S CO 44 24 390 1446
9 3 NWM Mitch 6893S MO 45 21 420 1365
10 4 WD8AFB Keith 7196T FL 39 24 345 1281
11 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 41 20 450 1270
12 3 KU9RK Tom 4071T KY 37 22 365 1179
13 3 KSKC Outlaw1 10739T MO 36 23 310 1138
14 3 K2DEP Steve 9273T MD 39 21 300 1119
15 2 KC9W Randy 5277S TN 35 21 350 1085
16 3 KCM Larry 8177 MO 37 20 310 1050
17 3 KKI Jack 2370S WI 35 20 330 1030
18 3 N4RE Rick 942T NC 29 24 285 981
19 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946T Sk 33 20 290 950
20 3 K7CHS Rick 8573T AZ 31 20 280 900
21 4 K8TEZ Larry 8426T OH 31 18 315 873
22 3 K9TM Tim 12335 OH 29 19 300 851
23 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T TN 28 18 295 799
24 2 N9SE Marty 12753T IN 24 19 250 706
25 3 K4DJ Rich 11060S NC 24 18 245 677
25 3 ND9M Jim 8233S FL 24 18 245 677
27 3 AI4UN Charles 4715T GA 26 16 255 671
28 3 AC2C Ron 2748S MD 24 18 230 662
29 3 K3SEN Dale 11463C FL 22 17 230 604
30 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 23 15 235 580
31 3 WK2S Art 9434S NJ 24 14 230 566
32 2 KF7WNS Gary 9895T OR 21 16 210 546
33 3 KKEX Rick 5220S MO 20 18 185 545
34 3 KV4RH Ben 11478T SC 22 16 190 542
35 3 W4RQ Rich 8699 FL 20 16 195 515
36 3 AB1BW George 2468S CT 20 14 225 505
37 3 N8KQ Randy 8934S OH 22 12 235 499
38 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 20 14 185 465
39 3 W2NRA Art 11634S NY 18 15 140 410
40 3 K7ZYV Carl 205T MS 18 13 170 404
41 3 K2VS Carol 1051C NH 19 11 180 389
42 3 AK4NY Tom 12363T GA 18 11 190 388
43 3 NYO Ben 12060 IA 16 13 155 363
44 3 W6FPS Ron 2126T CA 17 11 165 352
45 3 WGAF Bob 6258T MN 17 10 165 335
46 3 K9DAC Tom 10148T OH 16 11 150 326
47 3 KRWL Larry 7297 MO 15 11 160 325
48 3 AF5FX Darrell 10679C TX 15 10 165 315
49 3 W1RGA Chris 12518T MA 16 11 130 306
50 3 WB7EUX Tom 9833T OR 15 8 175 295
51 2 K4ARQ John 8205T FL 13 11 140 283
52 3 KF7DS Don 8281T OR 14 9 150 276
53 1 NNSS Steve 11137T MN 13 10 140 270
54 3 WL7WH Bob 2940S AK 14 11 110 264
55 3 K2UPS Richard 5931 NY 13 9 145 262
56 3 N2BHA Vaughn 5149 NY 13 8 155 259
57 2 WS9E Joe 3859T WI 12 10 135 255
58 3 AF2Z Drew 2082S NJ 12 10 125 245
58 3 KD2FVG Allen 12969 NJ 12 10 125 245
60 2 KJ4RGH Chris 12029T VA 13 10 110 240
60 2 NS3C Richard 8284T CA 12 10 120 240
62 3 KA6JLT Rob 7600 NV 11 8 145 233
63 3 VE4MR Kevin 7607T Mb 11 9 130 229
64 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 14 10 85 225
65 2 WV8P Dave 7922T OH 11 8 125 213
66 4 AG6V Donna 6933T WA 9 9 120 201
67 3 K1EDG Ed 9625S ME 12 8 100 196
68 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 10 8 110 190
68 3 W1LIC Wes 1142S FL 10 10 90 190
70 3 KE5AL Jim 12776T TX 13 7 95 186
71 2 WI5H Mike 11770 TX 10 7 105 175
72 2 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 10 8 90 170
73 3 W4HAY Frank 678T TN 9 7 105 168
74 3 WB1AJX Howard 12872 RI 9 7 100 163
75 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 9 8 85 157
76 3 N1DBL Doug 12057 MA 9 8 65 137
77 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 9 8 60 132
78 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T TN 8 6 80 128
79 3 VE1PVH Paul 7728T Ns 9 5 75 120
80 3 W5KDM Noel 4812T MS 7 6 75 117
81 2 VE3DTI Jose 7020T On 7 7 60 109
82 2 W6IRA Gary 12393 CA 6 5 75 105
82 3 K9EYT Ray 7941T FL 7 5 70 105
84 3 ACPR Mike 7033T ND 6 6 65 101
85 3 K2CDX Mike 11472 NY 7 6 55 97
86 2 N3JJT Scott 255T OH 6 6 60 96
87 3 KMC Mike 5241T CO 6 5 65 95
88 3 K6BHH Curt 3646T CA 6 4 70 94
88 3 WB2UWU Finn 1708C NY 6 4 70 94
90 1 N8BB Werner 5433S MI 6 6 55 91
91 3 N5RDN Rob 406T TX 5 5 65 90
92 2 AK3X Peter 7217T MD 6 5 50 80
92 3 PS7AW Cha 11092T Brazil 5 5 55 80
94 3 OK2VWB Vasek 11812T Cze 5 4 45 65
95 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 4 4 45 61
95 3 N4API Brian 11673T GA 4 4 45 61
97 3 W4XR Glenn 11166 VA 5 5 35 60
98 2 KD3CA Don 10175T PA 5 5 30 55
99 3 VE4AEA Lloyd 13127 Mb 3 3 40 49
100 3 KB1OIQ Andy 6265T MA 4 2 40 48
101 3 KE5IYH Wayne 12498 TX 3 3 35 44
102 2 AI9IN Steve 8759T IN 3 3 25 34
103 3 PS7HD Nathan 8094T Brazil 4 1 25 29
104 3 KG6MC Bob 11229S SC 2 2 20 24
105 3 WL7YQ Steve 11568 MO 3 2 15 21
106 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 1 1 15 16
107 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 2 2 10 14
108 2 KB3CXQ Shaun NONE WV 4 3 0 12
109 3 GRDO John 2133T Eng 1 1 10 11
109 3 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 1 1 10 11
109 3 KF4MXF Linda 12812 MO 1 1 10 11
109 3 WABGV Slim 5465S MO 1 1 10 11
113 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945S TX 1 1 0 1
114 3 WSZV Eldon 4999S MO 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 NNSS Steve 11137T MN 13 10 140 270
2 1 N8BB Werner 5433S MI 6 6 55 91
1 2 KC9W Randy 5277S TN 35 21 350 1085
2 2 N9SE Marty 12753T IN 24 19 250 706
3 2 KF7WNS Gary 9895T OR 21 16 210 546
4 2 K4ARQ John 8205T FL 13 11 140 283
5 2 WS9E Joe 3859T WI 12 10 135 255
6 2 KJ4RGH Chris 12029T VA 13 10 110 240
6 2 NS3C Richard 8284T CA 12 10 120 240
7 2 WV8P Dave 7922T OH 11 8 125 213
8 2 WI5H Mike 11770 TX 10 7 105 175
9 2 WB8ENE Art 3773T OH 10 8 90 170
10 2 VE3DTI Jose 7020T On 7 7 60 109
11 2 W6IRA Gary 12393 CA 6 5 75 105
12 2 N3JJT Scott 255T OH 6 6 60 96
13 2 AK3X Peter 7217T MD 6 5 50 80
14 2 KD3CA Don 10175T PA 5 5 30 55
15 2 AI9IN Steve 8759T IN 3 3 25 34
16 2 KK5NA Joe 1923T TX 2 2 10 14
17 2 KB3CXQ Shaun NONE WV 4 3 0 12
1 3 W7GVE Ed 729T AZ 48 30 520 1960
2 3 K8EE Gene 4080T OH 55 27 445 1930
3 3 K3NG Goody 12482C PA 52 26 480 1832
4 3 KLUW Russ 1702S NE 54 25 450 1800
5 3 KII Mark 6585T MO 49 26 455 1729
6 3 K6III Jerry 6830S CA 42 26 415 1507
7 3 NTA John 2826S CO 44 24 390 1446
8 3 NWM Mitch 6893S MO 45 21 420 1365
9 3 KK9U Mark 3818T IN 41 20 450 1270
10 3 KU9RK Tom 4071T KY 37 22 365 1179
11 3 KSKC Outlaw1 10739T MO 36 23 310 1138
12 3 K2DEP Steve 9273T MD 39 21 300 1119
13 3 KCM Larry 8177 MO 37 20 310 1050
14 3 KKI Jack 2370S WI 35 20 330 1030
15 3 N4RE Rick 942T NC 29 24 285 981
16 3 VE5BCS Harold 3946T Sk 33 20 290 950
17 3 K7CHS Rick 8573T AZ 31 20 280 900
18 3 K9TM Tim 12335 OH 29 19 300 851
19 3 AJ4SB Rob 5552T TN 28 18 295 799
20 3 K4DJ Rich 11060S NC 24 18 245 677
20 3 ND9M Jim 8233S FL 24 18 245 677
21 3 AI4UN Charles 4715T GA 26 16 255 671
22 3 AC2C Ron 2748S MD 24 18 230 662
23 3 K3SEN Dale 11463C FL 22 17 230 604
24 3 W9CC Larry 469T IN 23 15 235 580
25 3 WK2S Art 9434S NJ 24 14 230 566
26 3 KKEX Rick 5220S MO 20 18 185 545
27 3 KV4RH Ben 11478T SC 22 16 190 542
28 3 W4RQ Rich 8699 FL 20 16 195 515
29 3 AB1BW George 2468S CT 20 14 225 505
30 3 N8KQ Randy 8934S OH 22 12 235 499
31 3 W1EJ Ed 1594T CA 20 14 185 465
32 3 W2NRA Art 11634S NY 18 15 140 410
33 3 K7ZYV Carl 205T MS 18 13 170 404
34 3 K2VS Carol 1051C NH 19 11 180 389
35 3 AK4NY Tom 12363T GA 18 11 190 388
36 3 NYO Ben 12060 IA 16 13 155 363
37 3 W6FPS Ron 2126T CA 17 11 165 352
38 3 WGAF Bob 6258T MN 17 10 165 335
39 3 K9DAC Tom 10148T OH 16 11 150 326
40 3 KRWL Larry 7297 MO 15 11 160 325
41 3 AF5FX Darrell 10679C TX 15 10 165 315
42 3 W1RGA Chris 12518T MA 16 11 130 306
43 3 WB7EUX Tom 9833T OR 15 8 175 295
44 3 KF7DS Don 8281T OR 14 9 150 276
45 3 WL7WH Bob 2940S AK 14 11 110 264
46 3 K2UPS Richard 5931 NY 13 9 145 262
47 3 N2BHA Vaughn 5149 NY 13 8 155 259
48 3 AF2Z Drew 2082S NJ 12 10 125 245
48 3 KD2FVG Allen 12969 NJ 12 10 125 245
49 3 KA6JLT Rob 7600 NV 11 8 145 233
50 3 VE4MR Kevin 7607T Mb 11 9 130 229
51 3 KA2KGP Tom 1494C NY 14 10 85 225
52 3 K1EDG Ed 9625S ME 12 8 100 196
53 3 K5ENA John 3045T OK 10 8 110 190
53 3 W1LIC Wes 1142S FL 10 10 90 190
54 3 KE5AL Jim 12776T TX 13 7 95 186
55 3 W4HAY Frank 678T TN 9 7 105 168
56 3 WB1AJX Howard 12872 RI 9 7 100 163
57 3 KACSW Jim 3741T MN 9 8 85 157
58 3 N1DBL Doug 12057 MA 9 8 65 137
59 3 K2HT Dick 5087T MO 9 8 60 132
60 3 NUYN Dennis 5753T TN 8 6 80 128
61 3 VE1PVH Paul 7728T Ns 9 5 75 120
62 3 W5KDM Noel 4812T MS 7 6 75 117
63 3 K9EYT Ray 7941T FL 7 5 70 105
64 3 ACPR Mike 7033T ND 6 6 65 101
65 3 K2CDX Mike 11472 NY 7 6 55 97
66 3 KMC Mike 5241T CO 6 5 65 95
67 3 K6BHH Curt 3646T CA 6 4 70 94
67 3 WB2UWU Finn 1708C NY 6 4 70 94
68 3 N5RDN Rob 406T TX 5 5 65 90
69 3 PS7AW Cha 11092T Brazil 5 5 55 80
70 3 OK2VWB Vasek 11812T Cze 5 4 45 65
71 3 N3EIN Matt 6742T PA 4 4 45 61
71 3 N4API Brian 11673T GA 4 4 45 61
72 3 W4XR Glenn 11166 VA 5 5 35 60
73 3 VE4AEA Lloyd 13127 Mb 3 3 40 49
74 3 KB1OIQ Andy 6265T MA 4 2 40 48
75 3 KE5IYH Wayne 12498 TX 3 3 35 44
76 3 PS7HD Nathan 8094T Brazil 4 1 25 29
77 3 KG6MC Bob 11229S SC 2 2 20 24
78 3 WL7YQ Steve 11568 MO 3 2 15 21
79 3 K2RFP Dick 2099T NY 1 1 15 16
80 3 GRDO John 2133T Eng 1 1 10 11
80 3 K4UFT Ted 4289T SC 1 1 10 11
80 3 KF4MXF Linda 12812 MO 1 1 10 11
80 3 WABGV Slim 5465S MO 1 1 10 11
81 3 K5ZOL Bob 3945S TX 1 1 0 1
82 3 WSZV Eldon 4999S MO 0 0 0 0
1 4 N8KR Ken 7559S FL 49 28 465 1837
2 4 WD8AFB Keith 7196T FL 39 24 345 1281
3 4 K8TEZ Larry 8426T OH 31 18 315 873
4 4 AG6V Donna 6933T WA 9 9 120 201

Sprint Stats

Number of participants by state..
AK 1 AL 0 AR 0 AZ 2 CA 6 CO 2 CT 1 DE 0 FL 8 GA 3
HI 0 IA 1 ID 0 IL 0 IN 4 KS 0 KY 1 LA 0 MA 3 MD 3
ME 1 MI 1 MN 3 MO 11 MS 2 MT 0 NC 2 ND 1 NE 1 NH 1
NJ 3 NM 0 NV 1 NY 7 OH 8 OK 1 OR 3 PA 3 RI 1 SC 3
SD 0 TX 7 TN 4 UT 0 VA 2 VT 0 WA 1 WI 2 WV 1 WY 0

State with most participants: MO 11
Total USA participants: 105
Total non-USA participants: 9

Number of QSOs by state..
AK 14 AL 0 AR 0 AZ 79 CA 103 CO 50 CT 20 DE 0 FL 184 GA 48
HI 0 IA 16 ID 0 IL 0 IN 91 KS 0 KY 37 LA 0 MA 29 MD 69
ME 12 MI 6 MN 39 MO 216 MS 25 MT 0 NC 53 ND 6 NE 54 NH 19
NJ 48 NM 0 NV 11 NY 72 OH 180 OK 10 OR 50 PA 61 RI 9 SC 25
SD 0 TX 49 TN 80 UT 0 VA 18 VT 0 WA 9 WI 47 WV 4 WY 0

State with most QSOs: MO 216
Total QSOs with one or more USA operators: 1843
Total QSOs with one or more non-USA operators: 78

Countries Represented in This Sprint
Brazil, Canada, Cze, Eng, USA

Soapbox


KB3CXQ Operated by: Shaun

I didn't feel very welcomed as being a non-member. 2 of those four contacts I made did not acknowledge that I did not have an SKCC number, thus I didnt receive a return exchange but just a 73.

Because of that I stopped operating the sprint.



WB7EUX Operated by: Tom

Happy Holidays All! Great sprint. Look forward to K3Y and 2015. 73 Tom



N1DBL Operated by: Doug

This was my first SKS. Had a great time, and need to get some CW filters in my rig now to make things a little easier!



KRWL Operated by: Larry

Going back to Speed X key. May practice on the old bug.



KACSW Operated by: Jim

It has been a very long time since my last SKS. It is always fun. Thanks for the contacts!
73
Jim



NWM Operated by: Mitch

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. Thanks for another great year of SKCC operating and events.

K3 100 watts, Mosley Tribander and OCF Dipole, Bencher SK, K2RFP Logger.

73, Mitch



KCM Operated by: Larry

Where did the "I's" go? I had a great evening even if the QRN was quite loud from the midwest. Hope every one has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
73 Larry KC0M



NTA Operated by: John

Started a bit late, but worked out OK. It's got to be a good night when you work AK, RI, and SD! Thanks for the Q's. K3, doublet & vertical, K2RFP Sprint Log, Camelback.



KKI Operated by: Jack

40 meter band was great tonight here. Still couldn't manage to catch enough letters to build HAPPY nor HOLIDAYS. Only had one "Y" and NO "H". Oh well...it was another fun evening. As always, look forward to the next. Thanks for all the contacts folks. 73, jack



K3SEN Operated by: Dale

As usual, I had a great time. Thanks for the Qs. I worked 20 meters tonight. Lots of QRN and static crashes from storms in the pan handle of Florida. Seems like the crashes always came in the middle of the call sign! Sorry I had to ask for repeats tonight. Used my Navy Spark-less key tonight that I have had since a Novice, 54 years ago! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 73 and see you next year. Dale



AG6V Operated by: Donna

Thx for all the fun, altho could have used a Hungarian station or two to help with the "H" in Happy and Holidays. Hi Hi. 73, Donna



K8TEZ Operated by: Larry

Great Sprint...could only get one "Holiday" but we did manage to work ALC (all Lenawee county) tnx KD8SKO-K8AQM-N8AMM & K8KIC...Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas & hope to work you in the K3Y event...73's Larry

The Lorain Lighthouse



N8KR Operated by: Ken

Merry Christmas! CU next month from OH!



N3JJT Operated by: Scott

Well, I did not realize the SKS was going on because I am normally heading to bed because of my work hours. But, I am off starting Christmas Eve for 12 days. I just put the KX3 on the desk, hooked it up and heard some SKS. Only worked 6, but if I only worked 1, and that 1 was K8AQM, Ted, it would have been enough. Why you ask? Because I worked him QRP, just a little trash talkin between us..oh yeah and I worked Ken, N8KR down in Fl on the same 5 watts..both contacts on 40 meters. That just made my day, in fact I will take that as a Christmas gift!

73/72 and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!

Scott



KD2FVG Operated by: Allen

GREAT FUN, HAPPY HOLIDAYS



WD8AFB Operated by: Keith

Thanks for all the qso's gentlemen. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!



AJ4SB Operated by: Rob

It's been awhile since I've worked a sprint. Started slowly but finished fast!



K2VS Operated by: Carol

Fun sprint. Nice way to end the year. CU Straight Key Night. 73 Caol



K7CHS Operated by: Rick

Another fun sprint. I stayed on 20m for 1.5 hrs and finished on 40m with only 4 qso's on 40m. Thanks to all that called me.

Rick / K7CHS
73 and Merry Christmas to all and to all a --. -.



K2HT Operated by: Dick

Thanks for QSO's. Tried to work NW0M on 20 Meters at start of sprint, Guess Mitch could not copy me but he was 599 50 airmiles NE. Best of Holiday Wishes to all. C U next sprint.



WS9E Operated by: Joe

I ran QRP for the first time, tonight. Thanks to those who were patient, especially Jim, ND9M, who struggled to pull my info out of the noise.
I ran the Ten-Tec Argonaut VI at 5 Watts to a dipole. The key was a Nye-Viking Speed-X hand key.
Happy Holidays to all!



N8BB Operated by: Werner

Did ok but had a hockey game to watch so not my usual effort. Maybe better attempt next time. K2 dpl 9/10's of a watt.



K3NG Operated by: Goody

I had a great time! 73 Goody K3NG



W7GVE Operated by: Ed

Wow, that was a fun sprint--- the quality of operators increases... Thanks to all the effort by the SKCC for a fun event... CU next year..73 ED/W7GVE



AF5FX Operated by: Darrell

Seemed like quite high static this evening. Fun none the less. Merry Xmas all!



KII Operated by: Mark

Spelled both Happy and Holidays and that was only two H`s in the log!
Had a fun time running 7053/52.8 had to slide down a lil for ssb qrm. Stayed on that freq the entire sprint.Condx were pretty good but not great, some QRN from winter storm clouds made it seem like springtime!
Thanks to all who came back to my CQ`s and helped keep me busy, it`s a lot more fun if ur busy! Larry K0RWL ,it was great to hear in the mix. Ole outlaw1 showed his call K0SKC then worked Slim WA0BGV ridin his coat tails. Many other friends in log and some new ones made. If N8BB had a better antenna he could just hold the coax to his head and esp a qso! Great job Werner,i don`t know how u do it thru the noisy bands like tonite!
Wish everyone a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. 73 Mark KI0I



KV4RH Operated by: Ben

First time getting to work the entire 2 hours. A great event, despite REALLY noisy bands here. Was a productive evening and I look forward to the next one. 73 de KV4RH



VE3DTI Operated by: Jose

Only 20 and 40 meters open here in Ottawa, ON. Rig: KX3 at 5W. Ant: endfed vertical wire. Key: see picture. TU es Happy Holidays to all. 73 de Jose VE3DTI.

KX3 and the PTC "1871 MC" key with improvised cable



K6III Operated by: Jerry

75w, 2el beam @55ft, 20m only (120 minutes)
Missed one letter - the "Y" in "Happy" - Spelt "Holidays" OK.



AK4NY Operated by: Tom

Great SKS - especially since a thunderstorm took out about 45 minutes of the SKS time. A big thank you to all, this was fantastic.



W6FPS Operated by: Ron

GREAT Conditions on 20 meters tonight with many strong signals.
And I had a GREAT time.
I can't believe that I couldn't spell out the bonus words once. What the H, no H's.
Merry Christmas to all.
Hope to hear you at SKN.
73, Ron



NYO Operated by: Ben

Had fun, a two hour contest is a great idea! 13 states with 16 contacts. Ben




N3EIN Operated by: Matt

I finally decided to do something about the Century 21s intermittent power supply problem that has kept me off the air recently. It must have been the good memory of building my first radio (a Christmas present Knight-kit Span-Master) that sent me in search of the soldering iron. I replaced the bridge rectifier as a likely culprit and so far so good. My hope is that she holds together through K3Y. Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all!
N3EIN in PA-Ten-Tec C21-G5RV Lite-SKCC Key






KF7WNS Operated by: Gary

The bands were in good shape tonight. Nice to catch some DX with VK4TJ and KP4ED. OA4DX also had a great signal, but my 5 watts just wasn't making it there. Thanks for the fun time. Merry Christmas to all. 73/72, Gary



KC9W Operated by: Randy

INCREDIBLE QRN ON 40 METERS HAD THUBDER STORMS IN AREA THE ENTIRE TIME OF SKS. ALL CONTACTS WERE A STRAIN TO HEAR EVEN THOUGH MOST SIGS WERE 599. TRIED TO HOLD A FREQ ON 40 WITH MY QRP STATION AND I MANAGED TO FOR A WHILE. AS USUAL THIS SHORT RUN WAS A LOT OF FUN. HEARD MANY NEW CALLS THIS TIME. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL.



KE5IYH Operated by: Wayne

I only had a few minutes to play, but I had a great time. I finally have the recently acquired J-38 adjusted to me liking, so I am enjoying operating with that piece of history. Thanks to the organizers and other participants.



AI9IN Operated by: Steve

Not my best effort, but I still like to play.



WB8ENE Operated by: Art

I love these earlier start times for the sprints. Too bad standard time is the exception rather than the rule. There were some nice strong signals on both 40 and 20 meters, and the noise level at my QTH was low too. What a nice Christmas present! Where are all the stations with an H in their calls? I couldn't find a single one. Thanks for the contacts. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. 73, Art



K9TM Operated by: Tim

Was able to get on for 30 minutes of fun. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. 73, Tim



WV8P Operated by: Dave

Thanks for listening for my QRP signal.
Merry Christmas.

Dave 73



WK2S Operated by: Art

Well, skunked on the bonus but HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all!



AC2C Operated by: Ron

Many thanks to Dave, KI6BHB, for running this monthly effort for the past 5+ years. I seldom get a chance to participate since the local club's meeting is the 4th Tuesday and usually conflicts.



W2NRA Operated by: Art

Dang, I forgot about the SKS so missed the first hour. 2 hours is too short, so I'm mad at myself for missing that first hour. As always SKCC events are a lot of fun. Thank you to all who worked me and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Please be safe! 73 Art W2NRA 11634S



GRDO Operated by: John

Had a go for the first hour in the SKS. That is midnight to 1 AM here in England.At 0000z on 7055 then 7059 I heard KK4UNZ and called and called for but no contact.Then same result with KV4RH on 7060.8, KD2OY on 7055 and KV4RH again on 7060.7.Thought it time for bed but tried one last call to W3DF who I heard 339 on 7060 - Bingo ! Thanks Dan for the QSO on 40m SKS. Rig TS-440SAT, 100 watts, 20ft tall fishing pole vertical mounted 2ft above ground, with loading coil and radials. 73 John / GRDO / SKCC 2133T


Australian Morse Telegraph Key. Clipsal



KB1OIQ Operated by: Andy

I started making contacts, when friends unexpectedly contacted me, saying that they were coming over with Christmas cheer and adult beverages. I only made 4 QSOs but had a great time during the entire evening.



VE5BCS Operated by: Harold

The bands were very good. 3 on ten and ac0pr in nd and ve4mr in mb. My best score tnx to all merry christmas h n y 73 harold



K2DEP Operated by: Steve

Had a great time. Stayed on 40M because propagation was very good the entire time. Even got a QSO from HA5FA Budapest, Hungary out of the clear blue. Most stations were 599 with a couple down in the mud. Have a very wonderful Holiday from K2DEP on Kent Island, Maryland's Eastern Shore. Ho Ho Ho



KA2KGP Operated by: Tom

Wow, 20m. & 80m. were in great shape this SKS, but 40m. was all QRM/QRN here in WNY. Rig: TenTec Argosy II at 30w. into trap dipole up 20 ft. Merr Christmas to all.
73




WGAF Operated by: Bob

This is the first sprint I've been able to work in a long time. Great time as always. Happy Holidays everyone!



ND9M Operated by: Jim

A great sprint leading into the holiday!



W4RQ Operated by: Rich

I received an early Christmas gift and was determined to put it on the air for this Christmas Eve Sprint.
One minute before the Sprint starts and my favorite Bug has the wrong plug for the new radio, can't find the adapter, hooked up a non-iambic Vibroplex paddle.
The Sprint Starts! I am fiddling with knobs, changing filters, Bandpass width, Shift, etc. Turn the danged internal keyer off! Tapping the right-side paddle as a straight key with one finger, a pileup from the start! More fiddling with knobs, also determined not to use paper or pen, what have I gotten myself into? I felt like I opened Fibber MaGee's Closet! Well, thanks to the first few, no...several stations for putting up with my shenanigans, after that I settled down and found that side tapping is more comfortable than the up/down of a normal straight key. Not coordinated enough to use it as a Sideswiper, though I tried briefly. Had a Blast and kept busy until 20 meters completely collapsed about 23:30. Thanks to all who worked me this Sprint, Promise I will do better next Year!




KF7DS Operated by: Don

20m was quiet and in really good shape from the Pacific NW - could not believe all of the FL/NC/GA stations coming in at 579+. Played on 20m the entire hour and a half I was on the air.

Looking forward to K3Y. CU then. Happy Holidays! 73 Don KF7DS



KKEX Operated by: Rick

WOW...20M was rocking...thanks to all the stations that made this SKS a special night. The oldies and the new stations in the log as well...from the rollings hills of Platte County the Smith's wish you all a very Merry Christmas...73 Rick & Joyce

p.s. needed an L & a couple of Y's to complete the Happy Holidays

The rollings hills of Platte County



W4HAY Operated by: Frank

Not much time to operate, but still had a good time. Both 40 and 20 were in good shape here.

Merry Christmas, everybody! Have a healthy and prosperous New Year. See y'all for SKN.



ACPR Operated by: Mike

Great fun as always, thanks for the qso's.



AK3X Operated by: Peter

Missed most of the first hour, and was in and out with other duties for the second hour. Nonetheless, of the 6 contacts I did get, 4 were new C and T numbers towards the next T
multiple...have yet to submit for Tx7, but these will be towards Tx8!!! QRP 3 watts on
40 meters. MX and HNY and 73/72 til next time. Peter



K4ARQ Operated by: John

Late start for the spring because of severe t-storms. High points of the sprint--making the final QSO for Tx8 and working Tony OA4DX in Lima, Peru. Tnx to all and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.



K2RFP Operated by: Dick

I answered a few CQs to no avail and was about to pull the plug and sit down
with a glass of holiday spirits when I managed to get through to one station.
It wasn't much of a workout for my logging assistant.

Thanks Dave for managing the SKS.

73, Dick.

Mickey, my logging assistant.



K2UPS Operated by: Richard

This was the first SKS I was able to participate in due to my work schedule. It was lots of fun! Even with my poor antenna, endfed wire only 10 feet of the ground, I made 13 contacts all on 40 meters during the 90 minutes I operated. I'm looking forward to doing more when my schedule permits it. Retirement will fix that of course but that is still several years away for me! K2UPS #5931



PS7HD Operated by: Nathan

hard work, yet few QSOs, I hope better times,cul es best 73, Nathan PS7HD

Blue Racer key 1961, vy nice.



PS7AW Operated by: Cha

TNX nice SKS. c u 2015.
Cha PS7AW

MY NEW KEY IN SKS


Programmed by K2RFP. VID: 1.01.366
Updated: December 28, 2014 2213 UTC
Sprint Manager: Dave - KI6BHB