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June 2020 WES: “Summer Bands”

The June Weekend Sprintathon runs from 12:00 UTC June 13th through 23:59 UTC June 14th for a total of 36 hours.

Time to try those “Summer Time Bands”, 15 and 10 meters. You can get 5 bonus points for each 15m and 10m SKCC station QSO (As always, you can only work each station/callsign once per band). Remember to keep count of these special QSO’s to submit as your bonus points. To make it even a little more fun, 6 meter QSO’s count for an additional 10 points per unique station. As always for your WES result submissions keep track of your QSO’s, SPC’s, and S/T/C’s as well. WES QSO’s on bands other than 15, 10, and 6 meters only count for 1 point.

Antennas for 15 and 10 meter bands are easy to make. Six meters is even easier and is shorter in size. Try making a new antenna for any of the summer bands and see how well it works. I think, I might try making a 2 element dual band vertical wire beam using fiberglass fishing poles to support the wire elements. I always want to try that and now is the time to experiment and have fun as well.

Please remember to add a soapbox comment with a picture of your new antenna and claim 100 extra bonus points!

This Weekend Sprintathon runs from 12:00 UTC June 13th through 23:59 UTC June 14th - total of 36 hours. Please remember to submit your score, and brag about your new super “Summer Band Antenna”. Don’t forget to submit that picture as well so you can add those additional bonus points to your total score.

73 and Have Fun, Jeff K9JP #3008S



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..


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, 7.055 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.


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!


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.


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.