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April WES: Easter EGG and Peter Rabbit Hunt

The April Weekend Sprintathon runs from 12:00 UTC April 10th through 23:59 UTC April 11th for a total of 36 hours.

The theme for this WES is all about hunting for Easter “EGG” and a “Peter Rabbit” stations. The goal this time is those “EGG station and Peter Rabbit station” get to be SPECIAL! Many SKCC members have volunteered to be Special Bonus Point stations for this event.

“EGG” stations can count each unique contact they make (only once per band) during the WES as 5 bonus points. So, plan on being very active during the full WES time period to help others fill their Ester baskets.

All other SKCC WES stations can only count bonus points of 5 points (again once per band) of each “EGG” or “Peter Rabbit” QSO made during this WES.

Remember you will need to keep count up your bonus points and add them to your total when submitting your WES results report.

As before, when you submit your results, you just add the total number of “EGG and Peter Rabbit” QSOs (once per band) times five and enter your bonus points total to your over all score of QSO’s, SPC’s, and S/T/C’s.

Please remember to submit your score, tell us how may eggs you had in your basket and if you contacted “Peter Rabbit” as well. Don’t forget to submit a picture of you operating or your station as well with your results submission.

73 and Have Fun, Jeff K9JP #3008S

wes-manager@skccgroup.com

https://groups.io/g/SKCC

April WES EGG Stations are:

Tony
- VA2KCC18420T
Bob
- F6EJN508S
Bert
- F6HKA6069S
Kenny
- AF4QK20594S
Randy
- W2NR1050S
Doug
- KG5YTS18546T
Scott
- KA9P14095T
Phil
- K3EW10605S
Jo
- PG4I11019T
Robert
- WM4Q16465S
Dave
- W1DV1433S
Darrel
- W0BET20365T
Chas
- K3WW14962S
Hanz
- YL3JD21931T
Denny
- W0NZZ22005T
Ben
- VE1AHX18100S
Frank
- W1ZAH20478S
Ray
- W9GHX20870S
Terry
- KG5OWB18054T
Jim
- N0IPA23014
Donna
- WB9TFF7057S
Bill
- W2EB21535C
Peter
- W2SKY22019T
Paul
- G4PVM17810T
John
- G0RDO2133S

W2LCW will be "Peter Rabbit" as a multi-multi operator station during the April WES
The Operators will be:

Karen
- AG4CC21862TN
Rob
- K2MZ21122SMA
Ted
- K3RTA22849DE
Ted
- KD2UHF23583NY
Andy
- KD9KHA23208TIL
Bill
- NF6R20696TCA
Rob
- W2ITT21419SNY
Cathy
- W4CMG20093TTN
Billy
- WB1LLY22668GA
Ken
- WR7D22002CID
Terry
- W4TLS23767CA

Rules:

Eligibility:

The SKCC's Weekend Sprintathon is open to all licensed amateurs, as well as shortwave listeners. All participants must use a straight key, sideswiper, or bug unless you qualify for an exemption, as stated in the SKCC Key Policy..

Frequencies:

Participants may sprint on 160-6 meters, excluding the WARC bands (60, 30, 17, and 12 meters). Suggested frequencies are on or around the SKCC calling frequencies: 1.813.5, 3.550, 7.038, 7.055 and 7.120, 14.050, 21.050 and 21.114, 28.050 and 28.114, and 50.090 Mhz. The club's sked page or other spotting tools are permitted for this event. Where two frequencies are listed for the same band, score as one band. That is, if you contact W8BALL on 7.050 and on 7.120, you can count only one of those contacts.

Exchange:

The minimum exchange must include RST, QTH, operator name, and SKCC number. If you are not a club member, please send "none" for SKCC number. Please give a realistic RST, not a perfunctory 599 or 559. If you don't get a signal report, please ask for it. For QTH, US and Canadian stations should use their two-letter state or province abbreviation. US and Canadian stations, send your two-character state or province code. All other countries send your 3-alpha SPC code found here.

This is an informal event, so if you are not an SKCC member, take a moment to visit our home page and apply for a number. It's free! And if you are a member and have completed the required exchange, hang around and chat for a bit with non-members. It's good PR!

Scoring:

For amateur-radio operators

-- Each unique QSO counts as one point. You may count contacts with the same station on multiple bands, but only once per band. You earn one multiplier point for each state, province, or country worked, but you can count a state, province, or country only once per WES.

-- You earn bonus points for working Centurions and Tribunes. You can work the same C, T, or S on multiple bands for QSO points, but his or her C, T or S counts once per WES for bonus points. Each C is worth 5 points, each T is worth 10 points, and each S is worth 15 points.

-- You receive an additional 25 bonus points for each band on which you contact the special sprint station, KS1KCC, when it is active. Extra bonus points may be offered as part of a given sprint's theme. If none is offered, enter 0 in the appropriate box on the submissions page.

For shortwave listeners:

You must copy at least one side of a WES QSO for a QSO point. If you copy both sides of a WES exchanges, that counts as 2 QSO points. You can count the same station more than once only if you copy that station's QSO on a different band -- one QSO per band. Note that some WES themes may not allow SWL entrants to claim the theme-related bonus.

Submissions:

Please use the submissions page, reached by clicking on the "Submit Your Score" link at the top of this page. The link will appear when the submissions page is activated for each event. Between events, the link will not appear on the page.

As you enter your contact information on the submissions page, the page calculates your score automatically by multiplying the total number of QSOs by the total number of multipliers, then adds the total C, T, and S bonus points. If the event has a theme-related bonus scheme as well, you will need to calculate the theme-related bonus yourself and enter the total in the appropriate field on the submissions page.

Your Total = (QSO x Multipliers) + C, T, and S bonus points + theme-related bonus, if any

Logs are not required unless the WES manager requests them. The deadline for submitting or correcting your entry is 2359 UTC on the Sunday following the event. If you are correcting your entry, you must resubmit all your information, not just the item that needed the correction. If you are not a member of the SKCC, use "none" in place of SKCC number on the submissions page. If you are an SWL and have a unique SWL club ID, use that in place of a call sign. If you don't have a club ID, make up a unique, one-word ID to use.