|13||KD8DEU||Al Van Brocklin||10232S||MI||100||45||37/36/7||160||5,610|
|7||KD8DEU||Al Van Brocklin||10232S||MI||100||45||37/36/7||160||5,610|
|AK: 2 / 14||AL: 5 / 97||AR: 1 / 11||ARG: 1 / 20||AUS: 1 / 30|
|AZ: 6 / 143||BC: 4 / 89||BEL: 1 / 15||CA: 14 / 664||CRC: 1 / 11|
|CT: 3 / 243||CUB: 2 / 58||ENG: 1 / 7||ESP: 1 / 30||FL: 7 / 132|
|FRA: 4 / 273||GA: 11 / 272||GER: 2 / 42||HI: 1 / 66||ID: 1 / 60|
|IL: 7 / 301||IN: 3 / 28||KS: 2 / 175||KY: 3 / 37||LA: 2 / 129|
|MA: 4 / 77||MB: 2 / 62||MD: 6 / 291||ME: 2 / 71||MI: 9 / 380|
|MN: 4 / 110||MO: 11 / 295||MT: 1 / 2||NC: 6 / 201||ND: 1 / 13|
|NE: 1 / 13||NED: 1 / 6||NH: 1 / 77||NJ: 7 / 331||NS: 1 / 52|
|NV: 1 / 48||NY: 7 / 182||OH: 15 / 474||OK: 3 / 155||ON: 4 / 149|
|OR: 4 / 130||PA: 8 / 818||POL: 1 / 22||PR: 1 / 72||QC: 1 / 4|
|RI: 1 / 51||SC: 1 / 49||SCO: 1 / 14||SK: 2 / 36||SLO: 1 / 3|
|SUI: 1 / 2||TN: 4 / 227||TX: 15 / 415||UT: 2 / 18||VA: 8 / 305|
|VT: 1 / 10||WA: 7 / 183||WI: 3 / 81||WV: 3 / 126||WY: 1 / 50|
A great, laid-back entertaining weekend! Well, except for Saturday afternoon when the solar winds blew all the signals off my antenna and out of my back yard, or whatever causes those HF doldrums.
I was amazed at 6m on Sunday afternoon. The DX Maps showed signals from Japan to the US and on to Europe and Africa. My 80m horizontal loop doesn't do much on 6 though.
I was able to pick up 5 or 6 numbers on my Tx7. only 41 more to go for Tx8! I should make it by October -- 2018...
I wouldn't be surprised to see K3WW clean house this sprint. I couldn't twist the dial without hearing his great signal working someone all weekend. GL Charles!
Thanks to the staff and thanks to the ops who I was able to work. 73 and CUAGN for the SKS.
I had another fun WES weekend! Thanks to all that participated.
Only two bands to work 15m 20m..both seemed down.
S&P with a few CQ's..TNX: LW3EX, W8BFX, KG0EW, KA7SWP, AF6GA, K6III, K5TRI, K3WW(X2),K7ROH, W5VIM, VA7ADI. Will be great when bands return. AA6AC Bob CA 6276S.. tnx / QSLs follow..
Almost forgot about WES. Have been pre-empted for the last several WES. Only got on part of Saturday morning but really enjoyed the contacts that I made. Thanks to all. If it worked properly, I attached a pic of my homebrew elevated vertical
A fun WES. I had a bit more time than I expected, which is always a good thing. Next month will be after Field Day and I wold expect a few more entrants.
Another fantastic WES, lots of fun. Thank you everyone for your patience. I see you in the bands! 73 ES GL DE Ruben, AC2RJ.
Nice WES! Good condx this time around and picked up some needed Tx9 Qs. 73 for now es hope to catch you next time around!
WOW! Bands were very erratic here in fly-over country. As usual Tony K6ELQ was the strongest station on my dial, but even he was only S9+10 which is weak for him. Luckily, things improved and I was able to log my good friends Bert F6HKA, Stan ZL7BLQ and Romeo IK2DJV as well as Ed CO7EH and Lluis EA3NO who were new to me. Two new guys to WES Bill WA0CBW and John N0EI also logged in (I have breakfast with these guys. And of course, the Missouri Outlaws were out in full force.
Thanks everybody for the contacts, Jim
Busy and could only spend a bit over an hour this time around. Power for this event was 50W. Thanks to all who took part.
Mobile operation from the back seat on the way from Minneapolis to Iowa for the VHF contest, including two QSOs in IA. I had expected to use one side of an iambic paddle as a straight key, but the touch-paddle wasn't working. I ended up using the foot-switch for the headset PTT as a straight key, including some left-footed sending. Most of it was done by squeezing the switch between my two hands. I operated a little bit on 40 m on our way home (with a real key!), but the noise was so high I could barely copy the stations coming back.
Thanks for the QSOs!
My first WES - hope to do better copy next time!
The changeable band condx kept things interesting. I hope everyone took the RSTs with a grain of salt. I propose a QSB modifier for RST: so 599Q might actually mean 339 at times, haha... I only snagged 4 QSOs from the Great White North, but I wasn't hunting any stations, just worked all I could... Tks to Chas K3WW for QSO on six bands... Why do SKCCers neglect 80 meters? Don't let the noise scare you, it's the S/N ratio that counts. There are lots of QSOs could be made there... Rig: Elecraft K3 @ 100 watts; Junker straight key; indoor cobweb & endfed wire antennas. Tks and a tap o' the key to all!
Decent run for me considering I was on and off the air. Thanks to all who worked with me.
Thanks for the QSOs. QSB on 20m made conditions a bit difficult. This is great sending practice which after this weekend I know I definitely need more of it :)
Oh Canada, wherefore art thou? Zero bonus points this time. Participated for about 30 minutes Saturday evening on 80 meters with my mighty MFJ9200, and a few minutes here and there on 20 and 40 with my Small Wonder Labs DSW 20 and 40. Good signals and nice to work K4CML, Colin, who was running QRPp. 72 til next month. Peter
First time participating in WES in a long while. It was great to be in another WES. Had some memorable QSOs. I operated at 0.5 watt output and managed to make 30 QSOs before I had to give it up around 2:30 PM on Sunday. Some of the memorable contacts were VK7CW, (Steve in Australia) KH6ZN (Max in Hawaii), F6HKA (Bert in France) K6ELQ (Tony in CA) Of the 30 contacts I made, 25 of them qualified for more than 1,000 miles per watt contacts -- 83 percent of them, with the best contact (miles per watt-wise) being the VK7CW contact (19,314 miles per watt), followed by the KH6ZM contact (8,876 miles per watt), and the F6HKA contact (8,860 miles per watt - first time I have ever worked Hawaii on QRPp power) and the K6ELQ contact (3,944 miles per watt) The rig: FT-817 dialed down to its lowest power level. The key: Bencher Straight Key. The antennas on this end were a dipole and a center fed Zepp, not exactly killer antennas. I also managed to work K3WW on 4 bands - imagine that, 4 bands on 0.5 watts under crummy propagation conditions. K3WW was a true 5/9/9 on any band I tuned him in on. Gentlemen, please take a bow for your excellent work pulling out weak signals on the bands. It was a great way to get back into WES activity and my heartfelt thanks to my contacts and those that keep SKCC running smoothly. Bobby Drummond AK4JA
Thanks to all fellow skcc members for another fun weekend on the air. 73 to all
Conditions were not as bad as last month, but again below average. Worked more EUs than usual. Highlight was HB9/WK2S. Hope you enjoy the visit to Europe, Art!
very poor condx this WES :-(
no Bonus points
but fun als always
Another pleasant event to participate in, but I was sad to watch on the TV-set the bad news coming from Orlando/FL the same day.
All the best to all SKCC friends !
Missed most of the fun but got 7 in the log. Thanks to F6HKA, K3WW, KP4SJ, EA3NO, F6EJN, PA3JD & DK7OB.
Used a rare Admiralty Pattern (Navy)5475 Remote Bobbin key with a TS-440s, 100watts to a MA6V vertical antenna. 73 G0RDO
Operated from Adelboden, Switzerland. Mountains all around. KX3, 15W into AlexLoop. Thanks to DK7OB for only skcc. DL1ALN also answered. 73 to all.
Picture is of the University of Wyoming Infrared Observatory on Jelm Mountain. Its a bit above 10K feet (my station was about 9K feet) in elevation. If you ever get to the Laramie area its an easy drive with great views. Its a 6 point SOTA peak and has several spots along the road up with great take-offs for radio ops. Besides the pretty view, I had a great time working SKCCer's - thanks for all the contacts. 50 WES QSO's, plus 1 WARC contact on request. About 6 hours operating. TS-480, 100 watts, Czech military key, Chameleon Mini matching unit using an inverted V 120' long wire w/40' peak over a Ponderosa pine. Thunderstorms started rolling in early in the afternoon, so abandoned my post earlier then I wanted. As always, thanks to all the volunteers who put events like WES together. 73, John K0FTC
A busy weekend for me but managed a few great qso's using a new antenna. 80 M Extended Zepp built for FD operation. The Platte County ARG will be 4F Mo from the NRAD EOC call will be NR0AD Hope to hear many of you 73 Rick
got mixed up on the scoring of the BONUS ....73 HANK THANK'S FOR ALL WHO RETURNED TO MY CQ WES..
Hadn't had much radio time for the past several months. Sometimes out of town for family matters. Retirement is busier than working. Condx were very good on 40M.
Thanks for the WES QSO's. Time was limited but enjoyed short time I operated.
sat was vry bad storms and condx in garbage lucky to get out of back yard sun bit better but still bad had 12 no numbers one fr dx
I hadn't planned on participating, but I ended up dusting off my bug and jumping in for a little over an hour when I heard the activity. Bug and paper logging brought me back to my youth.
Bad start on Saturday morning but got rolling in the afternoon. Too many interruptions Sunday. But it was still FUN.
Between running QRP in the WES and working on an HW-16 it was a fun weekend! Used my 1919 Blue Racer Bug.
Lots of QRN and QSB! Only worked 1 VE! Thanks for the Qs. 73 Dale K3SEN
20 Canadian QSOs...
Worked AF2Z on 6 bands, only QSY for QSO was to 160.
Fair E skip activity.
WOW! Worst conditions ever. Who dropped a Faraday Shield over Central Florida? With exception of F6HKA and KG6MC, I literally worked every station I heard. Thanks to KP4SJ, K6ELQ and WA5KMA for digging my signal out of the noise. See you all next event.... 73, K3ZGA
YouKits HB1-B to a Perth Outbacker on an Alpha-Delta Outpost tripod on the patio. With a Navy Flameproof key.
Tnx all. Prop wasn't all that good in NorFla. But as always, it was fun.
Only able to operate Sunday afternoon. Was able to contact two Canadians.
TenTec Argonaut V at 15 watts. Made 34 contacts, all but 4 on 20 meters. The other 4 were on 40 meters. Using a ground mounted vertical on 20 meters and a low hanging dipole on 40 meters.
The Ether Gods seems a bit shaky during the WES weekend. Some of those QSB fades were pretty deep and many of the fades changed quickly. It was challenging to say the least. I realize that a couple of you worked a bit to put my signal out of the noise.
K6ELQ and K3WW were both putting serious RF into the Texas Panhandle most of the time and probably somewhat worn when the event was over.
Just had little time. Bands on Sunday just plain sucked (except for 6m which was of course open for the VHF contest :) ). Maybe next time.
Thanks for the Qs .. 73 Mike
All contacts on 6M!!!
The QSB demons had it in for me! It seems that the QSB was very selective and popped up in the middle of a callsign or the middle of a RST way too often. I hate to give an RST only to have it be completely upside down on the come-back (219 < > 599). :-(
And then the propagation gods turned off the bands on Sunday. Or was everybody QRPp? Oh, well, good practice for Solar Cycle 25 and the minimum in between. Fingers crossed that the next WES will be better.
7e de K6ELQ Tony
Since summer is here, I was only available to operate Saturday. Conditions were noisy but still plenty of propagation to be had on 20m.
Enjoyed this weekends sprintathon .. No Ritty and Test to put up with .. Bands were in pretty good shape .. This the key I used .. It's from a Gibson-Girl transmitter used on life boats during the 40's ..
One of these months I will have the time to make a serious effort at WES. Again this month just a token effort. I still always have fun. This month's rig was my old standby Icom 735 and a 1942 Lightning Bug.
A gorgeous weekend up here with temps in the 90's Saturday. The Lake was calling to us so we had to put the WES on the back burner. We did manage some nice Q's though with F6EJN being my first one yesterday (TNX Bob)...73's Larry
Forgot and was showing an area ham my vintage receiver and transmitter when I heard Drew, AF2Z calling CQ WES. Had a crystal close enough and Drew heard my answer to his CQ. I promise to try do better next month. I will start leaving notes on my desk! HI 72/73 de Jeff K9JP SKCC #3008S
This was more fun than I expected; very low stress/low intimidation (atypical for a cw contest). Wish I could have operated more, but as a stay-at-home Dad to a 2-year-old I was limited to a few windows where the YL gave me a break hi hi. 73
Thanks to all. Band conditions improved greatly. Best 73 & God Bless. Ric
conditions seemed excellent. i used my ten tec omni 7 at 100 watts into a 80 meter horiz loop. this wes was my most productive to date. lots of fun
QRP operation was definitely a challenge this weekend as I spent much time answering CQ's and sending CQ's mostly with NO JOY.
Band conditions seem poor both days (today-Sunday being definitely worst that Saturday)
Not much of a score to report but much fun had trying to make QSO'S anyway!
CUL next month and pse listen for QRP stations!!!
Fun again !
I was rock bound using my HB 5 watts based on the Ameco AC-1 to a dipole ant. Thanks to all who worked me.
A fun WES as always! Thanks for the QSOs.
Short time again but fun time as always. Thanks to Jon for my one and only Canadian contact.
Found six meters open and managed two new SKCC member contacts. Thanks to everyone for the contacts.
73 for now,
Had to boost power to 5W from the K1 to make Canadian stations.
my first WES, speed was reasonable
First time I got to put two good days in. Didn't understand the Canadian points, I did work about Five.
Nice to work many members I haven't contacted before. Great fun.(
Hard to find those VE's. Maybe just band condx. Still lots of fun.
Band conditions were very poor!
Limited time. Some good band conditions. Thanks to all and 73.
Many thanks to all for the calls. Bands were up & down at times as we had a few storms in the area. 73 to all . Don
Contacted 33 states; 6 provinces; 7 dx countries including Australia. Worked mostly on Saturday. Sunday was two church performances and two of my grandchildren's high school graduations!
Antenna problems all day. Dipole works in the winter, but not in the summer. Also had a couple of fails improving the loop antenna. Couldn't tune up on either 40m or 20m, but got 2 qrp contacts.
K3WW: You were there early in the morning, blasting my ears out. You were there in the afternoon doing the same, and you were also there at night, following my attempts at fixing broken antennas. You were a great signal for my antenna testing! I heard K3WW practically nonstop CQing every time I turned on the radio Saturday. Wow!
Fun event but did not have much time to participate.
Where were all the Canadians? Only worked one and only heard one other. Great theme, though!
Kind of sparse, especially on Sunday. Can't wait for the bands to improve.
I was able to turn on the radio and work the WES three different times for a short period each and worked 5 QSOs with one of them a Canadian OP. Even with the limited radio time I still enjoyed the WES.
Been away for quite a few months over the past year, settling into retirement with more time on my hands and suddenly, I am busier than before:). Great theme and condx were better than expected. Good to see old friends such as Ed/W7GVE and Walt/LW3EX again. See everyone in the Sprint. Best, Don KF7DS
Wow, QSB was a killer for QSO's this time. No fading out, just gone! Sorry, to those that I disappeared on. Saturday night on 20 and 40m, made my whole weekend. Nice to have Steve/VK7CW back. Thanks all.
As always ... fun WES event. Stuck with QRP (K1 with the K4VIZ Cootie). Thank for all those good "ears" out there. See you next month.
Even with the probagation charts saying poor, I was able to work Steve, VK7CW with 80 watts for a new number! 20 meters was very unusual with long distance stations coming in and at the same time receiving stations within 200 miles. A lot of fun nevertheless of conditions as always. I was able to work 2 Canadian stations during the short time I was on. Hope to work all of you at July WES - 73! de Russ, KK4WX
Another very funny WES. Band condx were not great, QRM&QRN, but lots of members trying to participate. I'm happy I worked the last member in the roster KA2JYR # 15741. Thanks Amigo Roy. See you next month.
Saturday, only. Glad to add WY on 17m (not part of my WES score) for a new State/Band (TNX John, K0FTC/7). Jerry
Quiet bands. Worked some 20+ WPM stations, which was fun. C countdown now at 64.
Made most of my contacts on Saturday. Sunday gets really busy around here and what time I did get on the QRN was terrible, but still had a good time.
Fun Time. Got to break in my new Kent KT-1 Hand Key
Didn't think I would get to participate this month, we were busy both days... but got home from today's event a little early and had about a half hour to play. I'm trying to improve my bug skills, so I have the bug and key in parallel - made one bug QSO then decided to give everyone's ears a break and switched to the key. Fun as always, thanks for the sprint 73 Mike
For purposes of log checking
Did much better at S/P than expected. Split time with the 6meter VHF contest and add some SKCC contact on that band. Thank you K8NS(SKCC) for the gift of a PAR 6 meter Loop. I used it at 12 feet and it worked very well. Thank you Mike! CU all again next month. 73 de N4ow
Thunderstorms and too many family obligations for this month's participation in WES. Hope to do better next time.
Limited time participation wasn't part of the plan! Lotsa fun......
Another fun WES, especially with my new KX2 ! Didn't get a lot of time on the air, but the new KX2 works great !
Thanks to the ops for catching my QRP signal !
See everyone next month.....
Had a FB time w/the June WES. 15 & 10 meters were dead, and I made only one QSO on 80 meters. I'm hoping for better conditions next time. Thanks everyone for making this a fun event! 73's - N7MFB
Well I was almost there on a second contact but did have one good one. Keep the streak alive...............
Fun as always. Tnx to all fer the QSOs. Tnx to Max/KH6ZM fer my first 40M QSO from Hi. in quite some time. Tnx to all at SKCC fer making it all possible. God Bless es Best 73. Ron
HAD FUN THATS ALL THAT COUNTS.
Managed to make a few contacts from Clearwater Beach, FL. Used a KX3 with an Alex Loop.
VOILA!! ANOTHER GOOD WES... ARGO 6 80 WTS G5RV AT 35FT INV VEE RNG N/S.....NICE TIME AGAIN.. ALTHO I WAS QRO THIS TIME CAUSE OF THE BANDS .... SO, SEE YOU IN JULY AND AGN ''TNX TO THE SKCC BOARD'' !!! SEE, HERE WE ARE, ONE HALF OF THE YEAR OVER, AGN. HA..
73 TO ALL AND CU IN JULY WES.....DAVE...N9ZXL...73
Operated in between yard work and my nephew's graduation party; highlight was KH6ZM on 20 meters.
Glad to have a few minutes to work a handful of members on 20 Sunday afternoon. Didn't see the theme until it was over, but did work Gary, VE3DZP for 20 bonus points. Tnx for a fun event, as usual . . . Rock, NE7D
Surprising conditions; 10m was open, 6m was crowded from the VHF contest (but tough to find skccers); 20 and 40 were frustrating at times with lack of signals and heavy QSB; Thanks to all who I worked!
Thanks! This was a lot of fun.
73s from Miller City, Ohio de Mike (NO8C)
WORKED W MY HB1B 5W OR LESS. INSIDE, NORMAL ANTENNAS. Tnx for everyone that heard my call and answered. I Had some 22 and 33 in there so a special thanks for sticking with me.
First WES I could participate in awhile. Good chance to try out my new FT dx1200
Kenwood TS-530S and Begali Spark.
Thanks for the Qs.
Used FT857D at 25-50W and 40m dipole, also for 20m contacts.
My first WES, great fun !
73 - Luc - ON7DQ
I had about an hour and a half on Saturday to work WES. I enjoyed good signals and not much noise on 20m. I used a 20m inverted vee about 25ft above the house roof. Thanks for the contacts.
Only had time to sneak in at the end. The pileup made me wish I'd been able to do more, loads of fun!
I had a limited amount of time, but usually manage to find Chas K3WW and Tony K6ELQ putting out a solid signal. I even managed a CO to CO. I had the occasional contact that just couldn't be completed due to the weird propagation. In any event, I got closer to my "T" and handed out some CO bonus points. Very 73 to all!
Too bad condx were so bad. Had a lot of fun.
Propagation was poor for QRP with a small antenna, so I decided to try the old QRO ICOM 706MKIIG and was able to work most of the stations I was able to hear including in two States I had never worked in 80m before: thanks Chris W4ALF in KY and Bert W5ZR in LA!. Great fun being a bonus-giver in a "Canadian WES"! 73 de Jose VE3DTI.
Sorry I couldn't participate more. Thanks for the theme. Always enjoy meeting fellow SKCC members on WES. 73, Doug
I haven't participated in a WES in quite some time and given the theme I figured I should at least try to make a few QSOs to give out some bonus points. I also borrowed a Norcal 2N2 QRP rig for 40m from a friend so I decided to put that on the air and casually work single band 40m from my cottage in QC. Nice to hear and work some familiar calls.
As always, many thanks for making the extra effort to copy my peanut-whistle (3 Watt) signal. 73 de Michael VA2NB / VE3WMB
Had a lot of fun this weekend. There was lots of deep QSB Sunday where the band would be completely dead one minute, and full of sigs the next. Thanks to all who worked me, and thanks especially to the organizers who make these events possible.
My first WES in quite a while and as usual great fun using my homebrew cootie key. It was a great thrill to work Bobby AK4JA on 20m who was only running 0.5 watts. Thanks to all I worked. 73 Steve VK7CW
No time for more than one quickie.
This was my first sprint! I didn't get to operate too much because spending more than a few hours at the radio drives the family crazy. I was able to participate for 4 hours over the course of the weekend. I had fun logging some new SKCC numbers, and I enjoyed a small amount of CW contesting in my 3.5 months of operating CW. Now it's back to ragchewing, which I enjoy just as much!
Nice to be DX in ME!
ON THE AIR FOR SHORT TIME ON 20 AND 40. THANKS TO ALL THAT CAME BACK TO ME. SEE YOU NEXT MONTH.
I managed about 3 hours in this WES. I used my new Icom IC-7300 again. An amazing radio, very quiet receiver and the band scope display makes finding signals easier that tuning as well as holes in the band to call CQ. Besides the band scope it also has an audio display that shows the wave of the receive and transmit signals. This was useful for seeing keying spacing. For example I thought my sent CW with my cootie key had pretty good spacing. However the display showed that my spacing between letter elements was to small. It looks like I'm sending a weighted keyer signal. I'll be able to use this radio as a tool to practice and fix that problem. A thank you to the 41 members and 1 none member for the QSOs. 73 de Art W2NRA
Some good fists heard. Just got active again
and will do more sprints in the future. Let's
keep CW alive! 73, Dick W3DP
Very good weekend, 80, 40, 20 & 15 yielded good results, including Germany, Argentina, Italy, and Hawaii, all on 50 watts and a trap dipole.
The propagation gods were definitely in a better mood than during the last WES!
See y'all for SKS.
Thanks to all - enjoyed it in spite of the coronal hole
The bands seemed to have poor conditions here on the west coast. I had limited time on the air which didn't help my point total. I did make one contact with a Canadian station, thanks to Malcolm VE4MG. Tried to get Ed CO7EH, but too much QSB.
73 for now, hope to work more stations next month and thanks to those who help put on the WES and SKS events.
Nice format--- Had many interruptions but was thinking of you-- CU next month
The Canadian stations seemed a little sparse. Or maybe you were all just ignoring me, eh?
My first WES. With these contacts, I'm now about 1/4 of the way to the Centurion award. Oh no, what I have done? Now I'm doomed to scour the bands for more SKCC members and participate in more WES's! Well, I'll just have to put my big-boy pants on and soldier on.
Low score but I am happy. 100% of the QSOs in the log were bonus stations. Thanks VA2NB, VA3KOT, VA3YG, VA5CW, VA5LF, VA6FUN, VA7JC, VE1PVH, VE2PID, VE2WU, VE3DZP, VE3KQN, VE3LFN, VE4MG, VE4MR and VE5SG. 73 and GL all...
What a great time! Thanks everyone. ~73~
Fun as always. The 20m band seemed to be the best band for me. LNR LD5 at 5w into end fed antenna. SpeedX key. Tnx to all who copied my QRP signal. 73 Ken
I operated from another location near my home QTH for this one (same state, county, grid square). I threw up a home-made G5RV Jr (made for me by friend Tom K1TSW) and operated 5 watts from my Icom IC-703 using a Bencher Str Key. Met my goal of 30 different SKCC'ers before tearing down station. Worked 27 state-side (incl CA), one Italian, and 2 French stations. Not too shabby for a G5RV up 16 feet with 5 watts off a dying battery. Number 30 was with KU9RK just before battery died (thanks Tom). Really a fun event. See y'all next month!
Curt WA2JSG NJ
Condx were gud on 20m Sunday, gud to work many new SKCC stations. KX3 rocks hihi 72, Ray
A fun WES and conditions were not that bad. I even had a couple of QSOs on 10M. I operated from my boat for a few hours on Saturday. I anchored on the east shore of Prudence Island in Narragansett bay, RI. I used my KX3 at 5W. Antenna was a KX3 Helper (W1SFR) endfed run vertical using a 31' jackite pole. I connected the ground to the rudder post so the salt water became a great ground plane. It rained some but I was warm and dry in the cabin. I ran the rest of the WES from home QRO with the KXPA100 on my KX3. This summer I will do an entire WES while anchored.
40 meters was completely silent here all weekend. Not a signal on the band. I spent quite a bit of time on the air and worked everyone I heard on 20. Got no response to calling CQ. After the last two WES events with little joy, I'll wait until Fall and cooler weather and hopefully better prop.
It was great to see 10M open for this WES! Tnx and C U all again next SKS/WES!
Enjoyable WES. Thanks for the contacts. See you next time. 73, Art
Well I got on, though for not too long. I think there may have been a few others, though wasn't able to get them in the log...... Thanks for all those who I did get to QSO with.
76 & God Bless.
wow fun event. earlier we had high QSB surfing, late Sunday we had delightful short skip simultaneous with opening to Eu and across NA. after making Tx8, new SKCC numbers were coming from everywhere after I did not need them anymore (but good for S many of them). CUL go team skcc
Band conditions were not the greatest, but that compes with the hobby. A lot of fun, however.
Was able to complete and submit for the Centurion level.
Saturday was my anniversary and Sunday was yardwork so I only got to make a few contacts after church. This was my first time in at least a couple of years to operate at 100 watts instead of 5w but the bands just weren't cooperating and I didn't have much time. The rig this month is a Flex 3000 with a 1941 Vibroplex original and dipole at 25 feet.
Awesome 10 mtr opening on Sunday morning was a nice treat! Didn't hear many COs!
CONDX I thought were very good. Much better than last month for sure! Fun as always.
I believe this was my highest score and most number of Qs.
I was a pleasure to work John W1TAG. He had his hands full running a pile up on 40M from ME.
I picked up 7 new NRs towards my TX8. I can almost taste it.
Station: KX3/5W to a 200' Doublet @ 30' Homebrew Hacksaw Blade Cootie
Another fun sprint for me. Thanks to everyone who put up with my QRP signal. Bands were fail but always could be better. 72/73 Dave