|8||W1DV||Dave / V27||1433T||NY||117||36||57/38/2||2,183||7,640|
|41||W5QQ||DEL / V21||449T||TX||56||31||16/21/5||780||2,991|
|176||AB5FS||James A. Molledahl||14221||OK||5||4||3/1/0||123||198|
|5||W1DV||Dave / V27||1433T||NY||117||36||57/38/2||2,183||7,640|
|33||W5QQ||DEL / V21||449T||TX||56||31||16/21/5||780||2,991|
|138||AB5FS||James A. Molledahl||14221||OK||5||4||3/1/0||123||198|
|AK: 2 / 7||AL: 5 / 155||ARG: 1 / 49||AZ: 3 / 118||BC: 2 / 16|
|BEL: 1 / 9||CA: 10 / 290||CO: 4 / 311||CT: 5 / 302||ENG: 1 / 9|
|FL: 7 / 107||FRA: 3 / 226||GA: 11 / 492||GER: 1 / 20||GRE: 1 / 2|
|ID: 1 / 84||IL: 7 / 256||IN: 4 / 30||KS: 2 / 218||KY: 3 / 53|
|MA: 5 / 205||MB: 1 / 15||MD: 6 / 355||ME: 2 / 87||MI: 8 / 392|
|MN: 4 / 363||MO: 13 / 234||MS: 1 / 9||MT: 1 / 2||NC: 4 / 100|
|NH: 4 / 157||NJ: 6 / 245||NS: 1 / 11||NV: 1 / 40||NY: 10 / 276|
|OH: 11 / 368||OK: 7 / 141||ON: 4 / 108||OR: 3 / 68||PA: 7 / 620|
|POL: 2 / 17||PR: 2 / 56||RI: 1 / 20||RSA: 1 / 1||SC: 3 / 78|
|SCO: 1 / 2||TN: 5 / 134||TX: 14 / 351||VA: 6 / 142||VT: 2 / 119|
|WA: 3 / 51||WI: 3 / 311||WV: 4 / 149||WY: 1 / 1|
Great event. Always nice to make contact with members, potential members and especially those that served our country in the military.
In this event you might have heard my Navy CLT 26012B straight key or my Army J-5-A flameproof straight key or my military marked signal corps vibroplex J-36. Thanks to all who made this an outstanding event. Frank
Had to quit early with station issues. Still, a really great WES. Many thanks for all the vets, whom we seem to have bunches of! And, many thanks for all the contacts. 73, Jay
I had a great time during the WES. Operated from a local park picnic table Saturday and from my shack on Sunday. Band condition were good and made contacts on 80 20 and 15 meters. Thanks to all that participated and a special thanks to all the veterans for their service.
ALTHOUGH conditions poor I returned to see if I could improve my score...15m was working to east coast and one DX-JAPAN. LOGGED: W0YBS K0RO W0VTT KD8BBK W8BFX NT9L on 20 meters K8JD W0VTT WR2E K1EDG K4BXR KB1WOD WO5S JR2IUB on 15m. A bit short on words but found several vets. DID add MAINE for WAS/T..
AA6AC CA Bob V20 6276S
Forty Percent of my Total QSOs in this Sprintathon were fellow Veterans. Thanks to each of you for your service.
Additionally, I'm grateful to contact my earliest SKCC member: Fernando, N2FQ, SKCC# 20.
A fine Sunday had by all. Finished figuring out Cabrillo log for ARRL Sweepstakes yesterday and decided to look for a contest this weekend. Like it very much. Thanks for everything!
A fun WES and I had more time that I expected to have. Many thanks for all the veterans out there.
As always, lots of fun! Operated only Sunday, using 5W and homebrew vertical antenna, 30ft wire wounded on 20ft fiberglass mast and 100ft wire as only radial. I got good matching (L-match tuner) and good reports (for QRP). The 100ft wire radial made a huge difference. As you can see in the pictures, I used some help to sniff for signals :) Thank to all of you who participated and to the organizers. I see you in the bands! 73 de Ruben, AC2RJ.
RTTY made things interesting on 40M, but I was able to get a few Qs on 20M! Thanks to those who heard me!!
Thank you, Vets, for your service! If it weren't for you and those who came before, we would not be enjoying these sprints in English - or at all.
Thanks everybody for your QSOs and especially Doug, N3PDT, who did a great job putting my 80m dipole up in a tree.
This weekend was antenna setup for the winter, including rebuilding the 80/160 m antenna. I managed to get a chance to operate, though, and with the bands in reasonably good condition, I decided to run QRP. Not a huge effort, but a few contacts into the log.
5 W, dipoles up 30', Vibroplex original bug (sometimes dash-paddle only as a straight key).
Decent condx when I was on... and a lot of fun. I would have liked to have been on more. It was great to meet up with friends I haven't worked in a while and get to know some new folks. This weekend got me psyched for K3Y in January! Omni VI plus, 50 watts out, 80m inv vee fed with 450 ohm 'window line,' up about 30' at the center, navy flameproof key and vibroplex original bug. Tnx & 73! CU soon...
Nice activity on 80m saturday night and 20m this morning. Thanks for the qsos.
k3/100 - 90ft inv-L
Had a great time - thanks for remembering VETERANS with this special WES event.
Played a little bit on 20 m and 40 m. YouKits HB1A with 4 watts to dipoles. Use a Vibroplex Vibrokeyer as a cootie.
Lots of fun and had a little free time for a change. 20 meters was lousy, and 40 meters was worse, but 80 meters was delightful. Small Wonder Labs DSW-20 and DSW-40 at 3 watts, and my amazing MFJ-9200 on 80 with 4 watts. Thanks to all the other vets for your service... 8 years in USAFSS (66-74). 73/72 til next WES.. Peter
A fun WES, I always enjoy the Veterans weekend. I was in and out, probably spent about 6 hrs total on the air. My apologies to those SKCC only members that caught me between 2000 and 2200 on Sunday - I was competing in two events, one for SKCC and one for FISTS, so for the QSO to count for FISTS, it needed to be 5 minutes or longer, so I stretched them out to make them last. If you noticed I wsa not CQ'ing WES during that time, I was either sending a straight CQ or CQ FISTS. Hope to see everyone in the SKS and looking forward to next month's WES. 73 all, thanks for the QSO's.
Hello to all, focused mainly on 20 mtrs the past few days it opens up briefly despite the auroral conditions. Managed to make 6 qso's, was unable to complete any at qrp power levels. Changed the knob on my LnR Key it suits my fat fingers better. 73 to all and thank you for another WES event ! de AL7JK
got a new IC 7300 on saturday and made the first
QSOs in the WES. Lots of fun as always :-)
Thank you Jerry for the spreadsheet !
On the photo you can see me operating a cootie key during last CW 144 MHz contest, one week before this WES, at about 915 m asl. I am proudly wearing the SKCC cap, hi !
73 everybody and see you next time !
only 20m this WES. propag not open evening, only afternoon.tks fer all contacts width V 26.
73 For all. Bob
Fun had despite other big contests. I had a problem on Sunday when all my log disappeared, however Ron AC2C rode to the rescue and all was restored. Thanks Ron !
Picture is of my uncle and family Hero - Fighter Pilot F/O Tony Snell 43(F) Squadron 1943 - aged 21. His diary of the time shows the Morse Code that all pilots were required to learn.
73 John / SKCC 2133T
VETERANS, thank you for your service!
Fun event. Interesting conditions. Great theme!
Thanks to the SKCC volunteers for keeping this club interesting and fun for all of us.
73, John K0FTC
Got set up in WY and thought I had an equpment problem as just was not hearing much. Did some troubleshooting by changing out coax, antenna, and checking settings on radio (did not have a backup radio). Didn't want to cause more damage if that was what was going on, so brought it all down and went home. Equipment checked out at home. Conditions were just lousy enough for Saturday morning to make me think I had a problem. Better safe than sorry. But my apologies to folks waiting to QSO w/WY. Worked from home in CO the rest of the WES.
Thanks to all our Veterans for sharing during this sprint. At a local ham fest Saturday several SKCC Missouri Outlaws exchanged comments...Sunday operation was limited but managed some great qso's...73 Rick
Had a great time & reached Tx6. Unfortunately my time was limited.
Great time on WES, as usual. Many tnx to all the vets working it - some have long long years of service! Too bad 40 was crowded with RTTY, but cw was getting thru. Looking forward to the next one. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Vy 73, Lee K1LEE
GLAD TO HEAR SOME STNS ON 160 73 ALL HANK PUG/V4
Great fun. Played longer than I have had a chance in the recent past. Did hunt and peck for most of the event and then grabbed a freq for a short stint. Thanks for the service of the many veterans I worked. As a veteran myself, your service means a lot to me.
Thanks for the WES QSO's, did not have much time due to family activities but as always FUN!
hard to watch football and play
Got off to a poor start Saturday. 80 meters Saturday night was the best I have seen it. All bands were good on Sunday. It was a fun Sprint.
Nice level of activity. I had a good time. While I did not track and accumulate the bonus points, it was nice to see that we have so many veterans that have a large number of years of service in our ranks. Great to recognize them during this November event. My thanks go out to them all.
Note that it is important to zero beat the station that you are calling if you want to be heard by them. With the RTTY folks that do not know any bounds during their RTTY events being all over the place, I was typically using my 250Hz cw filter. And at times I narrowed that down to 150Hz. So, if you were a little off of my frequency whenever you called me, and I did not answer, it is probably because I did not hear you. Jody - K3JZD
Thanks to all of our Veteran for their service.
Lots of bonus points out there, too bad only once per station, I worked a few long time service guys on multiple bands. Was WAE RTTY as big on 40 M out west as it was here?
Great time this month (as always!) I appreciated those who took the time to dig my QRP signal out of the noise on occasion. Thank you to all the Veterans for all the years of selfless service.
My rig was an HB-1B into an End Fed antenna configured as an Inverted L. I used my Navy Flameproof for my key this month.
Thanks to all the veterans for service to our country. Thanks for all QSOs. Look for me wiht others from Bonaire as PJ4A in CQ WW CW DX Contest and as PJ4/K4BAI outside the contest. 73, John, K4BAI.
Limited time but enjoyable, as always.
Kenwood TS-590SG - 100 watts - Tribander/dipoles
Glad 20M was open Sunday afternoon, had some luck on 80M Saturday night. 73, Steve K4JPN
TenTec Argonaut V at 15 watts
Dipole on 80 and 40
Vertical on 20 and 15
Regular Navy 4 years(PO2)
Navy Reserves 3 years (PO1)
Really enjoyed this one and hat's off to all the vets.
Well, that was fun, but bands were a bit off. Making up the Bonus spread sheet was a bit of a challenge, too, but I enjoy doing that. Logged 3 Canadians (but how could I miss BC?). Logged 3 in the DX column (if you count KP4 as DX). No HI logged (thats an easy shot from NorCal) and couple other easy states missed (western states).
73 es TNX for the Q's and points. de Jerry
Despite the poor conditions, this was my 2nd best WES with 60 QSOs, all but 5 on 20m.
Thanks to all the veterans for their service.
Enjoyed the contest again .. Thanks to all the Vet's for their time put in .. looking forward to the next contest ..
I was only able to work for a few hours, but still enjoyed it very much.
Had to break up my radio time, a few hours Saturday night and again Sunday morning and afternoon. Got off to a good start Saturday on 40M and after sunset, moved on to 80M and finally 160M. the lower bands really paid off. Sunday Morning was slow as 20M did not have much action here, but picked up later, also ran some 40M and back to 20 and finally got a couple of nice QSOs on 15M. Ovrall had a good WES time !
Great fun!! I hope to have more time in subsequent months.
I was just using an indoor wire a few feet up to listen for a few hours during this month's WES. The low noise level here made for some really great signals from many of you. Hope to be transmitting from here soon. 73, Bill
Had fun. First QSO was Bob F6EJN. Thanks to those that heard my QRP sig. Thanks to K1EEE for the help with the e's in completing the names and thanks to all the vets for their service.
The weather is blustery and the days are short. What a great time to be working code! Saturday night was great for 80 meters where I worked coast to coast. Sunday was good for Europe on 20 meters and finished off on 40 meters. Even made 1 QSO on 160 meters. Signals were generally strong here. The veterans day theme was quite was a fine way to note the holiday. Thanks to all for a fun event.
Short operating time again this month. 20M closed early here. RTTY contest on 40 made it interesting; at least we have an alternate segment to use. Thanks for the honor you do all of us veterans with this WES. 37 years cumulative active and reserve components of the Army. Tried to upload the patch of one of my old units that doesn't exist any more, ARADCOM, but didn't have it in the correct format. Will get that corrected. Thanks to all for the good WES.
Thanks to all I met at the Weekend Sprint!
Thanks to all the Vets I contacted. Sorry I couldn't have operated longer. But I still had Fun.
I had a Great 20 year Career in the Air Force.very rewarding.
Thanks to all who participated and make the WES so much fun. Thanks to all the Veteran for their years of Service. 73 & God Bless. Ric
Well we went out of town and did not get back till about 3:00 Saturday so did not get on the radio until Sunday morning. Made a few contacts that day so I could post an I was there score.
Thank you to all the Vets for your service !
Thank You for all of the WES QSO's.
Veterans-THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE
AND WELCOME HOME.
Stations were spread out more this time. That helped everyone. Thanks guys. And thanks to all the Vets. Used a K-2 with a G5RV up 35 feet. Hope to work you all again in the SKS coming up. Have a nice Thanksgiving. 72/73, Phil
Thanks for your service to all the veterans. This is my favorite WES!
WoW, bands were horrible in NC. Very Little time to play but what time I did have was nasty propagation. BUT....it was still a lot of fun and I made a few new contacts. It was good to hear some old regulars, Dave W1DV, and Pablo, KP4SJ.
Had my first outing with two new keys from Dick, K2RFP. Really nice hand made miniature keys that worked like a champ!! Thanks Dick!
Rig was the KX3 to a PAR Endfedz at 33 feet.
73 for now, Randy_KB4QQJ
I only got to operate for 1 hour Sunday AM, but lots of activity on 40. Special thanks to Burt, KB0MM, for a 1,000 mile 1 watt QSO. You got good ears, Burt.
Thank you veterans !
Thanks to all veterans here for their service to this great country. It is greatly appreciated. Not a big effort in this event but still fun. Thanks to all that worked me. God Bless America.
73 to all. A special thank you to my fellow vets.
Had a great time working the WES. Did not get as much time in as I wanted, the weather was just too nice here in Ohio to stay in all day. Thanks to all our Vets who served and are serving. Your dedication and service is much appreciated.
Tony KD8BBK 2443T
It was great pleasure. Thank you all. Worked on 40 and 20 meters. Alinco DX-SR8.
End Fed Wire Attic Antenna. @~25'. J-38 Key. My special thanks to all Veterans I talked to: Bob KW3F, Dan W9DLN, Dave W1DV, and Gary N8LR.
Fun theme. Thank you to all of our veteran members. We have a good life and our freedom thanks to you.
Great theme again this year. Thanks to all vets for your service to our country. I am not a frequent visitor to 80 meters but it was really open here in MD this weekend. Hope to catch you on 80 meters in the future. 73, Bill/V4
Thanks to all our veterans!
I didn't work this WES that seriously. I was mostly putting my "new" Tempo One through it's paces. It's not the best CW machine I've run across, but it's not bad. The receiver is really quite good and better now that I added a homebrew CW filter.
Seems like a lot of interest in this WES. I certainly worked a ton of vets and there were lots of signals on 20m, 40m, and 80m. Even hear a few on 15m, though I wasn't able to work any. During The last 2 hours of WES, 80m was just crazy!
Maybe next time.
Only had Saturday to play, but did well running 1 watt. Nice to see a good turnout. Thanks to all the vets for your service and Semper Fi to the fellow Marines.
Only had an hour to work the WES, but had great fun!! Used my new-to-me Kenwood TS-530S on its first WES outing and very happy with it. Looking ford to the December WES with more operating time.
Love the contests where you have to use letters to spell the names. Thanks to K1LEE for the help completing all four names.
Wow. For the short amount of time I was on, that was a LOT of fun. Many 599 signals out there this time. I almost got John, K4BAI, toward the end but he couldn't quite get my call, although he was trying, I could tell! 72 de KI4MZC
I salute all Veterans and my sincerest dept of gratitude goes to you for your service! Thank you!
First WES in awhile due to health. Short time on but fun. Enjoyed the theme. Thanks to all the Vets! 73 - Bob KW3F
Used refurbished 1941vibroplex standard bug.
Casual ops - mostly concentrated on my K6III score (submitted separately)
Fun Sprint as always, good DX PROP
QSO stats: 10 on 14MHz, 19 on 21MHz, 20 on 28MHz
TA33 - 50W - Swedish Firma Kungsimport Sideswiper
Thanks all for the QSO´s BCNU 73, Walt/V1 -..- ZUT
First WES and had fun, although very limited operating time.
Lots of things going on this weekend but still found some time to have a little fun...73...Bill
I didn't expect to get to operate at all in this WES because of family obligations, but found a few minutes Sunday morning to jump on 40. I think conditions were not so good as Jim N3MVX was the only signal I heard strong enough reply to - and he is only about 400 miles away from my QTH. It was a great contact for me though, because it was the first I've made using my homebrew digital VFO and T-R switch with my Knight T-60 tube rig. Thanks for another fun WES!
Tnx for the theme and all the other Vets on the air. Also for everyone creating CW. K2/100 and Viz 90 Bug. I worked a few ole friends I have not worked in awhile. Only worked 40 and 80 in the late afternoon/early evening. We were still having some great wx here in NE Ohio.
73 for now..Scott/V13
Great WES as always. Thanks to all the Vets for your service to our country.
Had a great WES weekend, topped my QSO high by about 40 more. It was great to work everyone, and thanks to all! 73 N3YUG
Just got SKCC# and thought I would try to figure this out. Probably shouldn't even submit this. But I had a great time which is what matters.
Haven't been on the air or participated in an SKCC activity for over a year. I didn't get to operate as much as I had hoped, but I had a good time! I used my newly acquired Collins S-Line into my dipole. Worked great! Can't believe how rusty I have gotten on CW! Hopefully I'll be active again from now on! Thanks for the great WES, and a big thanks to our veterans!! See you on the bands!
First of all, to all veterans - Thank you so much for your service to our country! It is greatly appreciated.
Worked 80 and 160 meters Saturday night. Bands were quiet and signals were good. Sunday afternoon, 15-M opened up nicely. Thanks to all and hope to see you in the next WES.
Another fun WES ! Worked a little on Saturday and Sunday.
Worked mostly 20 meters and a bit on 40, went QRO this time with the KX3 and the Palm Radio SK and TinyBug.
Only managed two veterans out of 10 qso's.
See everyone for the SKS later this month....73 de Bradenton, FL.
Still dealing with family issues and very little radio time but wanted to stay in the swing of things. Thanks to all the veterans, couldn't do any of it without you.
This was my second WES and it was great fun! I used my ancient straight key (shown in the picture) throughout the 12.5 hours I participated. That old key is the one with which I learned Morse Code about 60 years ago. My thanks to all you great CW aficionados.
Fun Event. Thanks for the QSO's gang.
Looking forward to the next WES.
Thanks to W0YBS, LW3EX, and W8BFX for picking out my QRPp 1/2W!
Highlight was definitely QRPp to LW3EX in ARG. That's over 11000 miles per watt!
Not homebrew equipment though, so eh...
(Then not with skcc...)
Shortly after my 3 QSOs, I scrolled down the band to hear the OM/OK contest. With 1/2W, I sent contest exchanges to 5 OL/OK stations, average 9000 miles per watt! I then went on to do a few more exchanges at 100W just to make it to 10 Q's for the log. Odd callsign thing: I worked OK1C, OK2C, and OK3C all within 1/2 an hour. Wow.
Was a nice time for QRP .. k1 rig at 5 wts g5rv ... mainly on 40mtrs. . Tnx to all and the monthly new members. ... ha-I wouldn't try to run mobile in this picture... ha..
Tnx to board members agn... c U all in December. . Ha-with snow ??? Ha.. 73 dave.n9zxl. ...
Only a short time this month - k3/5W + p3/svga + hex beam Begali HST
I found a couple of stations on 80M Saturday evening and then spent the last hour and a half on 20M Sunday. Not great condx, but always a fun event nevertheless and a chance to meet new members. Got sidetracked by a nice QSO with TI2RDP in San Jose, Costa Rica who called me with a 30W Heathkit SB-104B and a longwire.
73, Rock -- Salem, OR
I think this was my biggest effort ever in a WES.
Lots of fun
looking on the K3UK board there seemed to be a lot more particpants than normal. I only worked about WES abt 5 hours but thought bands held up pretty well for QRP operations. Hopefully next time I will be able to dedicate more time.
A lot going on here a NJ1T .. but did make a few QSOs had some fun.
Thanks to all the vets for their service! Was a fun event but didnt have much time Sunday to operate. Tks to Jerry K6III for his spreadsheet, it sure made getting the names easier!
Saturday evening 80 meters was great.
Able to get Wilson and Bell for bonus.
Thanks to LW3EX Walt and N0JR Jerry for qso's in 10 meters. Tnx K6III Jerry in CA for contact in 15 Meters.
Nice Sprint. Wish I had more time to play. Excellent theme. Thanks K9PMV fer 3 bands. He is only 1 mile away hi hi. Thanks
Had to put up temporary antenna for 40m , and had limited time due to remodeling projects including replacement of garage. Thanks to all who served their country.
This was fun !
Never worked as many US stations in any SKCC event before.
First WES for a while for me, as always a lot of fun. Thanks so much to all the Vets for their service. Condx were not good here but just makes more of a challenge.
Good to get back on WES .. been a while. Impressive level of participation by vets ... lots of good ops and fine fists.
BCNU next month ... Ron VE3FMW
Worked 6.5 hours total amidst other weekend activities. Band condx not so hot this time but had fun anyway. See you all again soon! 73
Enjoyed the sprint as always. Great way to pass
a bit of time on a wet weekend! Used Bencher straight key and IC7000 to a 3 band vertical 8 ft off the ground. CUL.
I was surprised at the number of vets on the air during this WES; thanks to all of you for your service. Thanks to all who worked me, and I truly appreciate the efforts of the organizers of these events.
What a fun event. To all the guys thanking us for our service, let me say - thank YOU! Your tax dollars paid my salary, and are now paying my pension :-) But seriously, it was an honor and a privilege to serve, and in my case, it was a VERY good job. There's an old saying about military service: "they also serve who stand and wait". I spent a LOT of time standing...in straight lines...
Great WES. Band conditions terrible though. Seemed to be good participation. Enough to get my last Qso's to submit for my "S". Thanks for the contacts. See you in the next one.-73-Bob-W0YBS
Great theme. Thanks all you other vets for your service. 73 de Dave / W1DV / #1433T / Capt., USN, Ret.
Nice theme. Thanks to all vets. 73
Limited time due to 5 yr old grandson and the descent of 50 million oak leaves. Fun, though, and thanks to the Vets!
Only had a few minutes late Sunday afternoon to get on. All 8 Qso's were on 80 meters where condx were good - didn't even get to listen to the other bands.
Very little time to get on the air this weekend, but still a lot of fun.
80 and 40 seemed to be in good shape, at least while I was able to operate.
WooF! I only worked the WES a little on Saturday and between the propagation and the RTTY it was work! But FUN nevertheless! Sunday was family, family first...always. Next Month we tune-up for January's K3Y !! (already? time flies....Must be having Fun!)
and to ALL my Military Brothers and Sisters and Families..Thank You So Much for your Service!
Fun WES. Thanks to all who answered my 90 watts into a flag pole for an antenna.
Vy 73 ... de Del / W5QQ
Good repeat QSOS I picked up 4 new numbers-- Good to see everyone--a fine group//ED/ W7GVE
To all the Veterans -Thank you for your service! Fun WES. Saturday night on 80 meters was fun. Was on for an hour Sunday morning. Worked Bob F6EJN on 20m for my best DX of the Sprint. Spent the rest of my weekend raking leaves and cutting firewood.
RTTY should have its own band of frequencies!
Love these word search bonus themes. Got basic bonus after about 40 QSO's. After about 100 QSOs got word sweep using only first letter of suffix. After 262 contacts I missed the sweep by one call using first letter of suffix and only veterans. After event found out I could sweep words using last letter of the call.
Wish it was a little busier so I didn't have so much time to work on the bonus. Thanks for a great WES again everyone. 73, GL and see you next time.
Not much time to work the sprint this weekend. Thanks to all who copied my 5 watts. 73 Ken
Made my customary 30 contacts. Ran 75 watts from my IC-7200 to a multiband vertical. Kent Straight Key. Just stayed on 40m and 20m. Fun event as always.
Thanks to all the Veterans for your service. Enjoyed the sprint as always. Thanks to all the good cw operators.
Had a lot of fun. Thanks to all the Vets for their service. 72, Ray
Only a couple of hours of time on the WES this weekend. Still enjoyed my time. RTTY contest made 40 at unusable for me. Hopefully more time to operate next month
I operated QRP-portable for a bit on both Saturday and Sunday. I was participating in some other events but made a few WES contacts, too. On Saturday I was "stationary-mobile" from a nearby park. On Sunday, I rode my bike on the Schuylkill & Perkiomen Trails and stopped to operate in a park and put a wire antenna up in a tree. 73, Craig WB3GCK
Being retired Army of 30 years certainly helped my score! Thank you to all my QSOs for your comments reference service to the country. It is important to remember that others who did not serve in the military did equal service supporting our country in other ways! We ALL serve as Americans!
Strange propagation here. I was getting 2s for a signal report from stations I could hear at 599 level. And, vice versa. Noise levels on 20 meters were out of sight, too.
Apologies to K3JZD, N4OW, and W0YBS. I always seem to be caught off guard with regards to the sprint bonus point rules. Feel free to claim Guy/V28. I'll only claim bonus points after I became aware of the rules. I need to get in the habit of checking the rules a day prior. here's a picture of me checking propagation for the Instrument Landing System (just above the FM broadcast band) now located at Runway 09, Tuzla International Airport, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Worst condx I have seen in any WES....gotta get better soon I hope...
Once again my time was cut short as I missed most of Saturday, but what time I had was a blast as usual. QRP works and it is a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who put up with my poor fist towards the end. Best 72/73 from Wild and Wonderful WV!!
Fired up the biggest valves with the smallest key... that was fun, despite making only on QSO.