|3||WW1USA||Nat'l WW1 Memorial||15547||MO||111||43||30/41/8||240||5,913|
|2||WW1USA||Nat'l WW1 Memorial||15547||MO||111||43||30/41/8||240||5,913|
|AB: 1 / 9||AK: 1 / 4||AL: 3 / 18||ARG: 1 / 22||AZ: 4 / 29|
|BC: 2 / 12||CA: 12 / 106||CO: 2 / 39||CT: 4 / 195||CUB: 1 / 23|
|ENG: 1 / 8||ESP: 1 / 21||FL: 11 / 83||FRA: 3 / 134||GA: 7 / 105|
|GER: 1 / 22||ID: 1 / 22||IL: 7 / 82||IN: 3 / 42||ITA: 1 / 9|
|KS: 5 / 53||KY: 1 / 7||LA: 2 / 55||MA: 4 / 80||MD: 7 / 216|
|ME: 2 / 24||MI: 7 / 257||MN: 3 / 19||MO: 14 / 346||MS: 2 / 14|
|MT: 2 / 3||NC: 1 / 21||NE: 1 / 31||NED: 3 / 3||NH: 1 / 37|
|NJ: 5 / 143||NV: 1 / 33||NY: 7 / 105||OH: 11 / 124||OK: 4 / 50|
|ON: 3 / 104||OR: 3 / 51||PA: 6 / 428||POL: 2 / 10||PR: 1 / 90|
|RI: 2 / 80||SC: 1 / 15||SK: 1 / 3||TN: 5 / 135||TX: 12 / 212|
|UT: 1 / 3||VA: 7 / 102||VT: 2 / 47||WA: 2 / 30||WI: 3 / 29|
|WV: 4 / 86|
Used the icom 703 at 5 watts for this one. All stations heard were very light and at the noise level so no luck until 22:33z Sat.on 40 meters when AB1YD almost blew the headphones off my head with a 599 plus sig. with his 5 watts. First and only qrp-qrp contact. Made only one other contact on Sun. with WW1USA. Looking forward to better conditions.
Even a geomagnetic storm during the WES is better than a day at work.
Only had a few hours to operate this weekend and decided to try out my Qrpp one watter tranceiver. I had lots of fun. Thanks to those who heard my signal.
Conditions in toilet...plus few contests on band to avoid...FEW WES stations herd...TNX LW3EX, AC8JW, KB1WOD, K7ROH, WW1USA, K3WW, W6JWP, W5FKW,
K0LUW, VA5CW...QSL'S follow. AA6AC Bob CA 6276S
Conditions were mostly very poor, but for a brief period on May 8 0230 - 0435 UTC, west coast condxs were near normal for 40 and 20 meters. Between 03:32 & 03:44 UTC I had the good fortune to QSO four stations QRP-QRP. These brave souls came between two near by stronger stations letting me hear their pitch amongst the other two. Oh the thrills of CW.
I've been out of SKCC events for many months, as always, glad I got on and WES is an awesome reason to try and come back. Just a few qso's, but happy to get them--feels good to back in the groove and get on the air. 73 all!
Running 5 Watts from a TenTec Rebel to a vertical end-fed half-wave. Had a chance to do both days of the WES, and had a good time, even with the QSO parties and solar storms. Even worked a SOTA op on Saturday!
Tough sledding all the way around this weekend. Between solar storms and QSO parties QRP was work. So special thanks to all the QRO stations I worked for hanging in there with me.
Thanks for the QSOs. If you worked WW1USA between 9:00 am and Noon on Sunday, CDT you had a 50% chance of working me. The other 50% was Doug, N3PDT. In fact, you may have worked both of us as we had two keys and traded off during some of the QSOs. You may also have worked Charlie, N0CVW as he was there before us.
It all ended when ugly weather moved in and we had to literally fold our tent. We were running 100w into a vertical from the grounds of the WW1 museum in KC,MO. Get the connection, WW1 and WW1USA? 72, Jim
Rather tough conditions and not many contacts as a QRP (4W) OP but fun for the 90 minutes I was able to participate.
Thanks for the practice and digging out the qrp signal. Unfortunately QSB was slow and took signals right into the noise. It was a good excuse to use the K2 running 5w in preparation for field day.
K2 - 90ft Inv-L
I was trying to play in WES as well as in three QSO Parties (7QP, IN and New England); didn't do all that great in any of them - but did have some fun for the day. Band condx, as everyone who played knows, were not great. But... guess we gotta pray more to the RF Gods... See Ya at Dayton! - Larry
Only got to play for 25 minutes on Saturday evening. Did get some new numbers towards Tx10. Highlight was working Bob, F6EJN on 20 meters with my 3 watt Small Wonder Labs DSW20. Two contacts were on 80 with a 5 watt MFJ 9200. Wish I had more time but bands were evidently terrible on Sunday anyway. 72 and thanks for the fun. Peter
Very busy weekend, only had about an hours' worth of air time on Sat. Still had fun - looking forward to next month.
Used the Heathkit HW-9 and the Kent straight key. With the band condx decided to set the HW-9 at around 4.5 watts to the 240 ft longwire. Made myself comfortable with a good book and coffee. Searched and pounced on signals as they appeared out of the noise level over the weekend. 73 to all, thanks to the skcc group for another relaxing weekend. C U on the air
This was a tough one. Conditions were bad, only a few contacts an very noisy 20m band on Saturday and nothing on Sunday. Some incomplete contacts, sorry I didn't get you. Highlight was N8BB/Werner in QRPP.
For me, a difficult night saturday : only 14 contacts. Very very difficult night sunday with 0 contact ! No signal heard from 18:00 UTC to 22:00 UTC so I abandonned the party, sorry !
Probably due to the geomagnetic storm ?
But the pleasure was as usual to be active for a few contacts in the WES.
73 to all and see you soon !
Hello for all
Very difficult for listened QRP stations this WES and no good spreading for end of WES on 20 meters.(Only one QSO)
Thanks you very match at all for this activity.
Almost nil propagation. It was a struggle to get 8 QSO's. Many thanks to EA5IIK,F6HKA, EA3NO(TWO BANDS), K3WW, F6EJN, SP7OGP & IK1YBL.
Used a great big Air Ministry B1 spark key - TS440s and a Cushcraft MA6V vertical.
Bad propagation, see you in June ...
I was using 5 watts with LNR LD-11 transceiver, BLT tuner (built by Elmer N0TA) with a Fritzel FD-3 OCF dipole or a QSO King long wire. Key was a Palm SL turned on its side as a SK. Between thunderstorms, granddaughter's dance recital on Saturday, and 3 different Mother's day's events on Sunday- just did not get much WES play in as I like too. Condx were bad to worse for the most part - but did make a few contacts. Most QSO's were short - AZ, CO, KS, MO, NV, OK, and TX, but did manage CT, OH, OR, and PA. Thanks to all for working my QRP signal. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers who put together these fine CW events! 73, John
Late start..worked Natl WWI museum WW1USA 1st contact. Managed a few 2X QRP and realized the theme was QRP. Oh well..time was limited thanks to the new stations I did
work. Thanks also to the Johnson County RC for the Special Event at the WWI museum...73 Rick
Thanks to all for hearing my QRP rig!
THANK'S FOR ALL THE QSO'S GUYS, I WAS ABLE TO FINISH UP FOR SENATOR AWARD...AND DIG OUT THE QRP GUYS HAD 62 QRP STNS AND 8 QRPP QSO'S..73 CU NEXT WES....HANDS ARE SORE FROM POUNDING OUT CQ WES...
Had just a few hours Saturday afternoon. Only on 40m and a lot of QSB. Sorry I couldn't pick up the QRPp station ( K4CML ? ), but you were in and out of the noise.
first time qrp 5 w wasnt easy had 4 none letter contacts bands very bad on sunday
Wish I'd noticed that the definition of QRPP in the WES was not the usual "less than 5W" of most contests. I ran 2.5W and was telling others QRPP. Sorry about that. Worse, as bad as condx were, I wish I could have run the full 5 watts and left it at that. Terrible condx, slow going, and my tennis elbow, which is really SK elbow, was flaring all through the contest. 73, and thanks to all those who pulled me out.
I'm new to QRP and I never would have believed I could work 43 stations in a QRP week end with 5 watts. I was using a KX3 and a double extended zepp. 40 meters on Saturday afternoon and evening were the big players.
It started out looking like pretty good weekend for running 990mw. But it sure went downhill starting on Saturday evening and it stayed down throughout the whole day on Sunday. In fact it was so bad on Sunday that going out and cleaning the lawn mower, sharpening the blade, and then cutting the grass made more sense. So, my final QRPp QSO count is nothing to brag about.
Jody - K3JZD
SKCCLogger is fantastic... beats hand score calculation
Started with 5 watts and tried from time to time, but few answers and many CQs in my face. Much more successful working the QRP guys by running high power and listening as deeply as possible.
Good to be back after being QRT while moving to a new QTH in Florida.
Enjoyed working QRP with my new HB-1B YouKits into a Perth Outbacker mounted on an Alpha Delta Outpost Tripod on the back patio. I used my Navy Flamestopper to negotiate the ether. Thanks to all those who dug my signal out of the crowd, a few of you worked pretty hard! Thanks. 73. Hope to see you all again next month.
Did pretty good on Sat morn, but Sunday was a bust (almost). Still, for QRPp and a wire antenna, I'm satisfied considering cndx. Hopefully bands will get better.
Old Jim was excited to learn that the May WES was going to have a QRP Theme focus. This would be a nice time to crank his TenTec Argonaut V down to what we know as QRP levels. Bonus points talk.
His excitement took a nose dive in a hurry. The problem wasn't really running at QRP levels, but the diversions that occurred this specific weekend, both on and off the hambands. WES activity was down for starters. At one point he spent a bit of time in the 7QP to see if he was being heard. He was. He logged 13 contacts in an hour.
Jim would love for this theme with the same rules and points to resurface again a bit later, maybe during the winter months.
Didn't have much time to play after a longer pause with radio. Conditions were also crap, so that's all she wrote.
Thanks for all the Qs and see you next time with better conditions.
TS-590SG @ 100W
OCF Dipole @ 80ft.
Squeezed in 1 QSO between Thunderstorms
This was a week-end in which I was running 4 events. I pick these SKCC members along the way. 73's to all, Bert, K6CSL
Only had a few minutes to play. Heard many signals throughout the weekend but all pretty weak. Hope to have more time next month.
73 de K6ELQ Tony
Thanks for the QSOs! Bands were dead most of Sunday for SoCA, so only put in about 4 hours on Saturday. Very pleasant activity!
Difficult condx. Mostly I was QRP 5w but had to resort to QRO (100w) for a few Q's.
I wasn't able to operate much for this Weekend Sprintathon but I did have a fun during the time I was able to get on with my peanut whistle; amidst all the other revelry on the bands, as well as the storm on the surface of the sun (rendering most of the upper bands unusable). I was still rather stoked when I was able to work Pablo KP4SJ in Peurto Rico with my 5w into a Yagi up 10m.
"QRP, when you care the send the very least."
72/73 and thanks for the QSOs!
Very poor condx this weekend.
Thanks for all those QRP operators for a good WES.
I'M SURE I MUST BE LIVING IN A DEAD ZONE .. DIDN'T LOG A LOT OF TIME BECAUSE I DIDN'T HEARD A LOT ..
The conditions were the toughest I've seen in a long time. The noise level was extreme; which made QRO tough; let alone QRP.
Hopefully, next month will be better. But I may have enough contacts now for TX7, so that made it a good WES! - See you next month. :-)
CONDX couldn't have been worse for a QRP WES, but at the very least this weekend presented me with an opportunity to work on my karma, and come to terms with human insignificance ;-)
With Mother's day and family member birthday activities and finally thunderstorm static in the air, I was limited to just a few hours to work the WES this month. Hope to do better next time.
Band conditions were awful, not a great time for QRP. Had fun as always. Station this month was Icom 735 turned down to 5 watts, 1942 Lightning Bug, and 1930's Signal Electric straight key.
Mostly poor conditions here except for 40 mtrs between 0230 and 0330 Z when signals were booming in, especially from BC (TNX VE7LAJ, VA7UX and VE7AHA). Didn't hear much of anything on Sunday afternoon although I monitored 20 mtrs a few times. Didn't bother transmitting - it just didn't sound very promising. Hoping for better conditions next time!
Had fun but conditions on Sunday were poor because of the storm. Things got rugged for QRP. Decided to give up after only one QSO. Instead did yard work at the cottage which is also my station location. Checked the bands throughout the day Sunday but didn't hear any improvement. Made 48 QSOs on Saturday tho. Not too bad.
Rig KX3 5w G5RV at 25 Ft. worked 20 and 40 . Stuck it out on QRP not much heard on Sunday good day to weed the garden Hi HI Tnx for the contacts I did make. 72 Ray
Heavy QRN most of the day Saturday. S-7 or better on 40M. Tried to work Indiana QSO Party and WES simultaneously. Wondering why no CW activity when I found that the antenna relay on the CW rig had died. No transmit or receive; unusual situation. At about 1725 local had a line of severe thunderstorms come through with about 60 MPH winds, trees down, power off and on a few times, so gave up for the night and went to 2M FM weather spotter mode. Sunday all antennas still up, so fired up the TS-530S on 20M and made a couple of contacts; band not good then either. There's always next month.
Thanks to all who participated. Due family activities, thunder storms and poor band conditions, I did not get much radio time. But what I did get was lots of fun. 73 & God Bless. Ric
I worked the WES QRP again this month and got 5 QRP stations and 1 QRPp station. I used the FT-817 on Saturday and the 7410 on Sunday. Band conditions were bad on Saturday and worse on Sunday. I had a good time anyway.
Very fun, no time though ............
Too busy of a weekend. Thanks for K6IFF and WB5UAA for the contacts.
another abbreviated WES. Only worked Saturday.
A fun WES. Worked just QRP from here in Tucson on Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Thanks to all the folks who took the time to work me. 73 Jim
Late start but always a fun theme. Keeps you sharp on the filters and receive skills.
Ran the KX3 at 500mW and 1W for scoring.
Key was my favorite, AS No 300A Marconi and the RCAF bug. The only DX to hear me was Jav, CO3JK. Many thanks to all the good receivers out there.
73 for ow,
Heard a lot of folks who didn't hear me. But working NC over 1000 miles away 2xQRPp with 30mmmW from a Chinese Pixie was a hoot
Bands were certainly bad, but I still wonder where SKCC folks were. At about 1600 on Saturday, I got tired of hearing myself call CQ and left the WES for a while to see who else was on. I was surprised to make 7QP contacts in WA, NV, UT, on 20 meters and after checking RBN found that my QRP signal was at least 2-3 S-Units above the noise level in KS and AZ on 15 meters. Went back to calling CQ WES on both those bands to no avail. Sunday, for the most part was spent with family. A challenging WES indeed! But as always, look forward to the next one.
Lots of activity but band conditions were terrible on Sunday. Still fun and worked a couple of new SKCC Numbers.
Tough conditions for qrp.
Mothers Day and POOR band conditions limited my interest. QRP still lots of fun for me. Thanks and 73.
Many thanks to those that called, sorry to ones I missed , bands here were very QSB at times, 73 to all . Don
Slinky Dipole Indoor. 73!
Attempted to operate /P from the coast of Md on Saturday using automobile rooftop mtd Hamsticks ... vry poor choice. Absolutely horrible propagation at my locale all day just added more pain. No joy on either 20 or 40 mtrs. Highlight was working Bob, F6EJN with no difficulty. Hoping for better condx next month. c u then, 73
QRP and Mobile are my two favorite themes. Unfortunately the last time I was mobile for the theme I forgot to turn in my results due to being out of state.
Interesting band conditions! Major 40m QRN on Saturday despite calm, clear weather. But some interesting skip. Was able to work Stan ZL2BLQ (4356T) on 20m with 100w and a low dipole. Sunday conditions? Fugettaboutit!! No QRN, but not many signals either. Might have been a record for tough condx for QRP. Still had fun, though!!
Busy weekend here, but had some WES activity nonetheless. Happy belated Mother's Day to all you Mothers out there.
Wow, tough bands this time. This is the first time I've been skunked on Sunday. Picked up a few contacts on 20m and 40m on Saturday, but nothing on Sunday any band. I know my K1 is working because I did get some spots. Oh well, next time...72, Gary
EXCUSE this month: Went to daughters college graduation out of town and got home with only 45 Minutes left in WES. Better Luck next month. KG6MC
Limited operating time, but great fun nonetheless. Quite surprised at the number of excellent QRP (and one QRPp!) signals encountered!
Recently switched back to a Balanced Antenna from an end-fed wire. Photo of my home-brew coupler included. Not pretty, but it worked very well. Using 4" open-wire line and 40 meter flat-top.
It was tough running 5w. Only 5 contacts but had fun with the little time I was able to sprint.
Limited time but had fun ... K1 / K4VIZ Cootie / Inverted Vee. Thanks for all those good ears out there. See you next month.
Conditions was really tough here in South GA. Had other activities going on so I didn't work too hard at this one. Looking forward to the next WES - thanks to all who participated.
Busy operating WW1USA this weekend. But I wanted to keep my personal string of participation going, even if only with four contacts.
I was only on from 12:00 to 14:00 UTC on Saturday - but it was really tough conditions for me at that time. Had fun, but had hoped to work a few more than FOUR stations in that time period!
Running my K2 for this event. The bands didn't help but being an old QRPer from a way back, just had to bare down and keep digging. My vertical bug tried to give me some issues in the middle of things but a quick fix and it was up and going again. Hope all ya'll had fun. CU next month
Just got to drop in for a couple of contacts in an otherwise busy weekend, but fun as always. TNX es 73 Mike
Fun to operate WES again. Fired up my trusty old HW-16 for a change.
Heavy RFI, Poor Condx do not make for a good WES.
Did work WW1USA with an Skcc number so that was a good thing. 73 de N4ow
Family business kept me from my favorite mode QRPp
If the band conditions and QRP weren't enough, I wound up with the flu for the WES. Not many contacts but always nice to work SKCC'ers.
Poor conditions this WES. Hats off to those guys who braved the solar storm with their QRP rigs!
A tough WES with conditions this weekend and little time. Used my KX1 and new Palm Radio Single Lever key as a sideswiper, all mounted to my recently finished "kneeboard portable station". All self contained with a 4S1P A123 battery, just add earbuds and your antenna ! Thanks to the ops that pulled out my 4 watts....be back next month.
72/73 de Ed in Bradenton, FL.
Wow, how bad can things get. Not that being QRPp is all that bad but I couldn't even hear the QRO stations. Worked most everyone I could hear for the most part. Hope others did well and had fun. Found some new ones and lots of old friends. Night all...........................
Bands were not gud here es vry little time.. 73
Tks to all for the QSOs. Lousy condx. Lots of static from local storms. Hope condx better next month.
Another fine WES you got me into :~}
Had fun but it was limited because of the work around the house and
baby sitting the 1 year old grand-daughter...Even though I only had 59 Contacts,
it was productive. I went from needing 17 for my Tx9 to 2 and
needing 70 for my S to 38…It’s all fun!!
Managed to make a mobile QSO in between solar events.
HELLO AGN.... KX1 , G5RV AT 35 FT.. 3 WTS OUTPUT BANDS KIND OF BAD HERE... SO IN JUNE I HOPE TO SPEND MORE TIME ON CREATING QRP QRM..... HI..HI..
SO, AGN, TNX TO THE SKCC BOARD.. AND I DID GET 5 NEW NRS TOWARDS MY ''S''..... 8 MORE TO GO !!!
73 DAVE...........N 9 Z X L ... --... ...--
Worst bands heard for a long time. Chased Jerry N0JRN for the whole sprint, had QRP fun. Cheers to the organizers
I operated QRP and it was tough making some of the qsos. Longest was working Stan ZL2BLQ Sat night on 20m. Sunday bands seemed to be a lot worse and didnt have a lot of time to operate. Thank you to everyone for pulling out my signal!
Great weekend weather for outdoor activities and poor band conditions equal limited time spent on the air QRPp this month. Thanks to all for the QSO's
I operated from the family farm in Virginia, so not my usual QTH. Tough condx, ideal for QRP!
Used my new Palm Portable Key. Key worked well but size reflects puny results. Was able to complete WAS-T early Saturday. Thanks to N7RP for that.
Thank you (8 stations) all for QSO in the WES
My ATS-4A worked well but band conditions were NOT great! Glad I made some QSO's on Saturday morning before yard work called me...Sunday was almost a bust fer QSO's! Tnx all! Mike
I tip my hat to those that stayed the course and operated at 5W or less. Sunday was particularly brutal and I found some stations could barely hear me at 100W and then all of a sudden a tunnel opened up and I was being heard again...if only briefly. In any event, it is always great to work fellow SKCCers even when the conditions are horrible. 73 to all. Catch you on the next event.
/QRP/P from Rockland, ON. Rig: KX3 @ 5W. Ant.: PAR EndFedZ 20m (w/DK9SQ 10m telescopic pole). Key: Palm Radio Single Paddle (as sidesweeper). Nice to be back and to be able to give away bonus points... 73/72 de Jose VE3DTI.
Darn sun spots
First WES as Centurion. Still had fun despite bad condx. CUAGN soon!
Conditions were the worst I've ever seen during a Wes, but had fun regardless. Thanks to all who worked me and thanks especially to the organizers who make these events happen.
Bad weekend for qrp work. manages one 2xqrp for the weekend, all others were qro to my qrp. thanks K1edg for the 2xqrp qso. did manage to fine one Missouri outlaw-AI0F. thanks Tom.had a good time. running a K3S at 5 watts into 160m loop and 5 band vertical. key as allways A COOTIE.
great time QRping /bands were BAD Wish I would have had more time DAVE
Only on 10 meters with 25 watts from an HTX-100 to a mobile antenna.
Very disappointing conditions and theme. S&P mostly turned up stations in other contests. Tried CQ multiple times to mostly no answer or very faint answers that I couldn't copy. I lost many QSOs after initial contact, again because I couldn't copy. This WES had the lowest QSO count (only 3,746 QSOs) by 1,662 QSOs or 44%, than in any WES since I joined SKCC in Jan 2014. Or 4290 QSOs (115%) less then the average from Jan 2014 thru May 2016. 73 Art W2NRA 11634S
I usually don't work QRP but WHAT a weekend to work QRP! What FUN! Only had about 5 hours of operating time. The rest was spent catching up on yard work since it has rained here in Maryland every day this past week.
Okay, who switched off the ionosphere today? Hopefully those in the northern latitudes got a good auroral display out of it.
Still lots of fun, though.
See y'all for SKS.
Got on the air for 1 hour with my new-to-me Flex 3000, running QRP, had a great time. Thanks to all who participated.
This was my first to run QRP. It's a lot tougher than it looks and bands weren't great.
Didn't get much time to operate this time around--family stuff. However, it was fun to get the "Fire Breathing, Desk Crushing Behemoth" out and on the air again. The name was an attempt to inspire it to squeeze out a few extra milliwatts, but the whole name doesn't fit on the case.
Thanks for QSO VE3DZP.
I operated from a different location near my home on this one, using an Icom IC-703 running 5 watts off a 12v battery into a hastily installed (in the rain) LNR End-Fed Zepp running out of my 2nd floor bedroom window down to a 14 foot pole. Didn't make as many contacts as I had hoped since Sunday turned out to be a beautiful day after several days of steady rain. In any case, surely a fun event. Thanks to all that made contact with me. Curt WA2JSG NJ
Had just a few hours to operate on Saturday, had good fun. Of my total 23 contacts, 12 were QRP/QRPP, all contacts on 40 but one with Bert, F5HKA on 15. Passed Cx4 and picked up six new ones toward Tx6. Thanks to all for a good time.
Didn't work Sat, Mothers day, but my favorite WES. KX3 with 160m dipole at 55', 72, Ray
Tough conditions for QRP but fun. 40M was my most productive band. Heard nothing west of the Mississippi river on 20. Did manage a few European QSOs on Saturday. Picked up some new numbers towards my TX8. The KX3 is an amazing rig! The ZNHK brass key was purchased from the estate of Randy, KC9W. It seems to bring some good luck.
I was only able to work the contest on and off over the weekend. Saturday wasn't too bad but it was really rough going on Sunday. Thanks to everyone who pulled my QRP signal out of the noise.
Listened for several hours, heard less than a handful of stations. Nothing heard at all on Sunday except solar noise. This was my 28th WES and one of the least fun due to the propagation or lack of...
KX-3 5W to Wire Loop at 35 feet. Not much time available to play (about 6 hours); got in a few hours Saturday afternoon, a few hours Saturday evening, and then got a few hours in Sunday - Mother's Day! Made Qs on 20M/40M/80M - bands were in pretty good shape, not too much noise. Thanks to all that worked me, and special thanks to the QRP and the single QRPp (N8BB!) that worked me. 72/73 to all! See you next time! Or maybe in Dayton shortly! Steve WB4OMM
I waited until Sunday morning to participate in this month's WES, and ended up with dead bands due to the geomagnetic storm. QRPp didn't work at all, and I only managed to make one QRP contact on 20 meters. Oh well, better luck next time. 73, Art
Band conditions poor second day, but overall muxh fun
Poor band conditions sure made things rough. Let's hope for a much lower K-Index next time!
I was working at the farm and attending a wedding this weekend so I didn't have time for very many contacts (and I was worn out!) Thanks to those who listened for my QRP signal Saturday night and one more Sunday morning. This month's station was a Flex 1500 at 5 watts into an inverted vee at 35 feet. The key this time was a 1941 Vibroplex Original.
Had fun working a few more toward my Centurion. Thanks to all for the Qs!
Was out-of-town and not on a radio for most of Saturday. Had thunderstorms Sunday afternoon, but I did work 20 contacts. Ran my HB transceiver on battery power to a wire antenna on 40 & 20 meters. Thanks for the QSOs. Until next time, 72 Mike
Bands were tough on Saturday and miserable on Sunday! Ran qrp the full course no matter how tempted I was to turn it up. Thanks for fun event as always! 73
Lots of fun even though band conditions STUNK! Many missed Qs where the other station just couldn't hear me.
Worked 9 new NRs to push me over TX7 and well into TX8.
I recently added added Win4K3Suite for the KX3. Awesome!
Station: KX3/5W to a 200' Doublet @ 30' Homebrew Hacksaw Blade Cootie
Another fun filled WES but this time as a new "C" and got 34 contacts toward my "T". Thanks to all who copied my QRP 5 watts and sometimes sloppy fist. The bands could have been better from WV but my best sprint so far. 72/73, Dave
Our World War I commemorative station was on the air for the weekend. We set up on the grounds of the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, MO. It was like our very own Field Day. We achieved Centurion status this weekend for the station!