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WES Results

Weekend Sprintathon, 9 October 2011

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Overall results

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1NW2KDean7330TNY215540/91/175012655
Silver 2W7GVEED729TAZ190410/69/11258560
Bronze 3N5RKDBill7176TNM133380/78/9255904
4F6HKABert6069TFRA89430/53/804397
5WA5KMAJim5057TTX106350/56/11254350
6KX1NHRandy1050TNH93330/50/803609
7KD2JCJoe710TNJ84340/45/803346
8K5BZHJIM447CTX87320/49/5253324
9WA0BGVSlim5465TMO80340/46/603210
10W4CUTom2733TFL73310/38/10502743
11NE5DLDave5081TTX67330/40/4252656
12AC2CRon2748TMD70310/41/5252630
13W5EHMMike6304TAR67320/39/7252594
14N5LYJKen6969TTX72290/42/6252563
15AC0USBrian7734CNE61320/47/302437
16KC3QUHank4567TAL73260/50/402418
17KF7ESTAllen6008WA65300/40/502375
18K7VMCraig3070TWA67300/31/802360
19NG7ZPaul802TWA63310/35/6252358
20KC4HCHRoger7688TAL64300/40/602350
21W7SRMSteve6836TOR56340/40/4252349
22AI4UNCHARLES4715TGA58310/33/902173
23N3EINMatt6742TPA64260/41/502099
24K4BAIJOHN3280GA57270/37/401929
25W9GFBJERRY8056IL58260/28/801828
26K0LUWRuss1702TNE48290/29/5501757
27LW3EXWalt3804TARG45320/31/101755
28K5ZOLBob3945TTX51260/32/501671
28W1LICWes1142TME48270/32/6251671
30WD0ECOMitch6893TMO48240/35/401522
31VE5BCSHarold3946CSK50220/38/401500
32N6EVPaul3358TCA45260/30/501495
33KB4QQJRandy3508TNC42270/31/3251484
34WA2JSGCurt3018TNJ43260/31/401448
35WB3KBWDan8249PA47240/29/501443
36KJ4LENRay6956TFL48230/28/5251434
37K4ZGBTom796TAL45240/30/4251425
38K0LWVLarry3571MO39260/36/2251409
39W8BFXDennis7765WA43240/29/3251362
40K6KQVBILL2626TCA45230/28/701350
41KB0LFFRED6302TNE41240/24/4251269
42W9CCLarry469TIN40230/29/301225
43K2HTDick5087CMO38230/34/101219
44K1NVJon2609TCA41220/23/501157
45W8VNDennis3141CMI41210/27/201141
46W4FOATony641TGA36240/26/201134
47VE5SGGarry6154TSK39200/26/301055
48KK0IJack2370TWI35230/21/401035
49W1LVTLen3932TVT33230/22/4251024
BonusK9SKCMILT180TVA36220/19/30997
50W0SZVEldon4999TMO32220/19/325934
51WA5AFDGERALD8150OK30220/20/225895
52KA2FIRMike3377NJ33200/19/50875
53N2ZWJerry8414NJ30210/18/20820
54W4TMWTom6184TGA27210/19/525807
54N5LULBRAD3779CTX34180/19/10807
56HA5CWJoska8016BP.HUN40170/8/60790
57OH5FNITimo6378CFIN34220/1/10763
58KF7ATLGarth5914TUT31170/22/10752
59K7TKTBrian6695ID29170/17/40683
60KB0ETUPhil4542TAL31160/18/10681
61K5ENAJOHN3045TOK23190/18/30632
62VE7LAJAndy6611TBC26170/16/50627
63N0UMPBill659TMO25160/15/30565
64WL7WHBob2940TAK26140/16/125554
65KE7YTETOM6447CAZ21170/17/20537
66KD5RSSButch1910TOK21180/12/225533
67W5ZRBert2931TLA22170/11/40504
68KA5VZGAlan6264TTN22160/12/30487
69K4AOAJim8333NC20160/14/20470
70N2JNZGeorge2836TNY20140/17/10455
71WD4SCZEmil556TKY19150/13/20425
72W1PNSPete4853TMA20140/12/30415
73W4CJVWayne7043CGA17160/12/20402
74KA5TJSAllen5172TTX16150/14/10385
75KA8HDEChuck6913TMN16140/13/00354
76K4NVJJoe393TAL16120/15/10347
77KC9KHGRandy3687TIL16110/10/125306
78N0EAXRich1111CMO14130/11/10297
79AG6FCharlie4869TCA15110/12/20295
80N8BBWerner5433TMI16110/11/10291
81W3NPDave3182TWV15110/11/10280
82K0KEXRick5220TMO14120/9/10263
83K4UFTTed4289TSC13100/11/10245
84WB0QQTSTEVE183TNE12110/9/10227
85KB2RAWbill6539TNY12110/8/10217
86KK5JBob6947TOK11110/8/20211
87EA3NOLluis6653TESP11100/9/20210
88NZ1DBill7147FL12100/7/30205
89K7HAPhap7112CVA1190/10/00199
90W1EJED1594TCA12100/7/10195
91AF2ZDrew2082TNJ1290/8/10193
91VA3AMXEric8253ON1290/8/10193
93AK3XPeter7217TMD1280/8/20186
94WS9EJoe3859CWI10100/8/10185
94S52CCVince5011TSVN11100/6/30185
94W4ABCDave5519TMO1090/7/025185
97K5YQFCECIL1820TTX1090/8/00170
98KK7YJJim2728TMT880/8/025169
99OH7QRErkki6379CFIN1680/3/20168
100K6CSLBert4486CA750/4/175155
101N0UYNDennis5753TMO980/8/00152
102F5DEBernard6247TFRA1270/6/10149
103WA1ARAlan4079TMA1180/5/20148
104N7EDKEd7534AZ980/6/10137
105WB2UWUFinn1708NY990/5/10136
106N9GGEJohn2886IL970/6/20133
107KC5GXLDan647TTX990/4/20131
108K6BHHCurt3646CCA980/5/10127
109KA0CSWJim3741TMN860/6/10113
110DL9YCSJoerg7150TDEU870/4/20106
111W9SAYCHAS1158TIL650/5/0080
111NV9XJim1358TIL650/4/2080
113W0ISKieth2048TMN660/3/1071
114K7ZGJoe6246WA650/4/0070
115OK5NNJirka6014CCZE640/4/1069
116WB8ENEArt3773TOH550/4/0065
116M0TRNThomas7344CENG550/3/2065
118VE7KBNKEN5533TBC550/3/1060
119W2OWJohn7220CNY440/4/0056
120KI0Imark6585TMO440/2/1041
121KH6OZGeorge3975TMT330/2/1034
122W4CUXBill5497TGA330/2/0029
123K8NBNoel3112TMI220/2/0024
123AB2BJfred321TNJ330/1/1024
125W0JPDennis5935MO220/1/1019
125N1DNPhil6482TCT330/1/0019
127KB1UMHRon8085MA220/1/0014
128K0ESXDamon5862CUT210/1/0012
129NT9KBill1926TFL110/1/0011
129WB2SGSJohn4868TNY110/1/0011
129N3MVXJim3273TPA110/1/0011
129KC8LTL/0Ken4197TMN110/1/0011
133W9DLNDan3635TWI110/0/106

Results for QRPp - 1 watt or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1N8BBWerner5433TMI16110/11/10291
Silver 2N7EDKEd7534AZ980/6/10137

Results for QRP - 5 watts or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1NE5DLDave5081TTX67330/40/4252656
Silver 2W9GFBJERRY8056IL58260/28/801828
Bronze 3KB4QQJRandy3508TNC42270/31/3251484
4WA2JSGCurt3018TNJ43260/31/401448
5WB3KBWDan8249PA47240/29/501443
6N2ZWJerry8414NJ30210/18/20820
7K7TKTBrian6695ID29170/17/40683
8KB0ETUPhil4542TAL31160/18/10681
9KA5VZGAlan6264TTN22160/12/30487
10N2JNZGeorge2836TNY20140/17/10455
11W1PNSPete4853TMA20140/12/30415
12K4NVJJoe393TAL16120/15/10347
13N0EAXRich1111CMO14130/11/10297
14W3NPDave3182TWV15110/11/10280
15K7HAPhap7112CVA1190/10/00199
16VA3AMXEric8253ON1290/8/10193
17AK3XPeter7217TMD1280/8/20186
18WB2UWUFinn1708NY990/5/10136
19N9GGEJohn2886IL970/6/20133
20KA0CSWJim3741TMN860/6/10113
21W2OWJohn7220CNY440/4/0056
22KH6OZGeorge3975TMT330/2/1034
23KC8LTL/0Ken4197TMN110/1/0011
23WB2SGSJohn4868TNY110/1/0011
25W9DLNDan3635TWI110/0/106

Results for QRO - 100 watts or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1NW2KDean7330TNY215540/91/175012655
Silver 2W7GVEED729TAZ190410/69/11258560
Bronze 3N5RKDBill7176TNM133380/78/9255904
4WA5KMAJim5057TTX106350/56/11254350
5KX1NHRandy1050TNH93330/50/803609
6KD2JCJoe710TNJ84340/45/803346
7K5BZHJIM447CTX87320/49/5253324
8WA0BGVSlim5465TMO80340/46/603210
9W4CUTom2733TFL73310/38/10502743
10AC2CRon2748TMD70310/41/5252630
11W5EHMMike6304TAR67320/39/7252594
12N5LYJKen6969TTX72290/42/6252563
13AC0USBrian7734CNE61320/47/302437
14KC3QUHank4567TAL73260/50/402418
15KF7ESTAllen6008WA65300/40/502375
16K7VMCraig3070TWA67300/31/802360
17NG7ZPaul802TWA63310/35/6252358
18KC4HCHRoger7688TAL64300/40/602350
19W7SRMSteve6836TOR56340/40/4252349
20AI4UNCHARLES4715TGA58310/33/902173
21N3EINMatt6742TPA64260/41/502099
22K0LUWRuss1702TNE48290/29/5501757
23LW3EXWalt3804TARG45320/31/101755
24W1LICWes1142TME48270/32/6251671
24K5ZOLBob3945TTX51260/32/501671
26WD0ECOMitch6893TMO48240/35/401522
27VE5BCSHarold3946CSK50220/38/401500
28N6EVPaul3358TCA45260/30/501495
29KJ4LENRay6956TFL48230/28/5251434
30K4ZGBTom796TAL45240/30/4251425
31K0LWVLarry3571MO39260/36/2251409
32W8BFXDennis7765WA43240/29/3251362
33K6KQVBILL2626TCA45230/28/701350
34W9CCLarry469TIN40230/29/301225
35K2HTDick5087CMO38230/34/101219
36K1NVJon2609TCA41220/23/501157
37W4FOATony641TGA36240/26/201134
38VE5SGGarry6154TSK39200/26/301055
39KK0IJack2370TWI35230/21/401035
BonusK9SKCMILT180TVA36220/19/30997
40W0SZVEldon4999TMO32220/19/325934
41WA5AFDGERALD8150OK30220/20/225895
42KA2FIRMike3377NJ33200/19/50875
43N5LULBRAD3779CTX34180/19/10807
43W4TMWTom6184TGA27210/19/525807
45HA5CWJoska8016BP.HUN40170/8/60790
46OH5FNITimo6378CFIN34220/1/10763
47KF7ATLGarth5914TUT31170/22/10752
48K5ENAJOHN3045TOK23190/18/30632
49VE7LAJAndy6611TBC26170/16/50627
50N0UMPBill659TMO25160/15/30565
51WL7WHBob2940TAK26140/16/125554
52KE7YTETOM6447CAZ21170/17/20537
53KD5RSSButch1910TOK21180/12/225533
54K4AOAJim8333NC20160/14/20470
55WD4SCZEmil556TKY19150/13/20425
56W4CJVWayne7043CGA17160/12/20402
57KA5TJSAllen5172TTX16150/14/10385
58KA8HDEChuck6913TMN16140/13/00354
59KC9KHGRandy3687TIL16110/10/125306
60AG6FCharlie4869TCA15110/12/20295
61K0KEXRick5220TMO14120/9/10263
62K4UFTTed4289TSC13100/11/10245
63WB0QQTSTEVE183TNE12110/9/10227
64KB2RAWbill6539TNY12110/8/10217
65KK5JBob6947TOK11110/8/20211
66EA3NOLluis6653TESP11100/9/20210
67NZ1DBill7147FL12100/7/30205
68W1EJED1594TCA12100/7/10195
69AF2ZDrew2082TNJ1290/8/10193
70S52CCVince5011TSVN11100/6/30185
70W4ABCDave5519TMO1090/7/025185
70WS9EJoe3859CWI10100/8/10185
73K5YQFCECIL1820TTX1090/8/00170
74KK7YJJim2728TMT880/8/025169
75OH7QRErkki6379CFIN1680/3/20168
76K6CSLBert4486CA750/4/175155
77N0UYNDennis5753TMO980/8/00152
78F5DEBernard6247TFRA1270/6/10149
79WA1ARAlan4079TMA1180/5/20148
80KC5GXLDan647TTX990/4/20131
81K6BHHCurt3646CCA980/5/10127
82DL9YCSJoerg7150TDEU870/4/20106
83W9SAYCHAS1158TIL650/5/0080
83NV9XJim1358TIL650/4/2080
85W0ISKieth2048TMN660/3/1071
86K7ZGJoe6246WA650/4/0070
87WB8ENEArt3773TOH550/4/0065
88VE7KBNKEN5533TBC550/3/1060
89KI0Imark6585TMO440/2/1041
90W4CUXBill5497TGA330/2/0029
91AB2BJfred321TNJ330/1/1024
91K8NBNoel3112TMI220/2/0024
93N1DNPhil6482TCT330/1/0019
93W0JPDennis5935MO220/1/1019
95KB1UMHRon8085MA220/1/0014
96K0ESXDamon5862CUT210/1/0012
97NT9KBill1926TFL110/1/0011
97N3MVXJim3273TPA110/1/0011

Results for QRO - Greater than 100 watts

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1F6HKABert6069TFRA89430/53/804397
Silver 2K4BAIJOHN3280GA57270/37/401929
Bronze 3KB0LFFRED6302TNE41240/24/4251269
4W8VNDennis3141CMI41210/27/201141
5W1LVTLen3932TVT33230/22/4251024
6W5ZRBert2931TLA22170/11/40504
7OK5NNJirka6014CCZE640/4/1069
8M0TRNThomas7344CENG550/3/2065

Results for SWL

No entries received in this category.

Breakdown by QTH

QTH's ranked by total score

RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score
1TX9452160572NY626113530
3MO1231598164AZ32209234
5WA524485256AL52297221
7NJ620567068GA61986474
9NM1133590410NE41625690
11CA7174477412FRA21014546
13FL4134439314NH1933609
15PA3112355316MD2822816
17AR167259418SK2892555
19IL595242720OR1562349
21OK485227122NC2621954
23ARG145175524ME1481671
25MI359145626WI3461226
27IN140122528VA2471196
29VT133102430FIN250931
31BP.HUN14079032UT233764
33BC23168734ID129683
35MA33357736AK126554
37MN43154938LA122504
39TN12248740KY119425
41WV11528042SC113245
43ESP11121044MT211203
45ON11219346SVN111185
47DEU1810648CZE1669
49OH156549ENG1565
51CT1319

QTH's ranked by number of entries

RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score
1MO1231598162TX945216057
3CA717447744NY626113530
5NJ620567066GA61986474
7IL59524278AL52297221
9WA5244852510FL41344393
11OK485227112MN431549
13NE4162569014MI3591456
15WI346122616AZ32209234
17PA3112355318MA333577
19MT21120320NC2621954
21FRA2101454622BC231687
23FIN25093124MD2822816
25UT23376426SK2892555
27VA247119628ON112193
29LA12250430NM11335904
31AK12655432ESP111210
33OR156234934VT1331024
35AR167259436TN122487
37NH193360938IN1401225
39SVN11118540SC113245
41ID12968342OH1565
43CT131944BP.HUN140790
45ARG145175546WV115280
47KY11942548CZE1669
49ME148167150ENG1565
51DEU18106

Participants ordered by callsign

AB2BJ, AC0US, AC2C, AF2Z, AG6F, AI4UN, AK3X, DL9YCS, EA3NO, F5DE, F6HKA, HA5CW, K0ESX, K0KEX, K0LUW, K0LWV, K1NV, K2HT, K4AOA, K4BAI, K4NVJ, K4UFT, K4ZGB, K5BZH, K5ENA, K5YQF, K5ZOL, K6BHH, K6CSL, K6KQV, K7HAP, K7TKT, K7VM, K7ZG, K8NB, K9SKC, KA0CSW, KA2FIR, KA5TJS, KA5VZG, KA8HDE, KB0ETU, KB0LF, KB1UMH, KB2RAW, KB4QQJ, KC3QU, KC4HCH, KC5GXL, KC8LTL/0, KC9KHG, KD2JC, KD5RSS, KE7YTE, KF7ATL, KF7EST, KH6OZ, KI0I, KJ4LEN, KK0I, KK5J, KK7YJ, KX1NH, LW3EX, M0TRN, N0EAX, N0UMP, N0UYN, N1DN, N2JNZ, N2ZW, N3EIN, N3MVX, N5LUL, N5LYJ, N5RKD, N6EV, N7EDK, N8BB, N9GGE, NE5DL, NG7Z, NT9K, NV9X, NW2K, NZ1D, OH5FNI, OH7QR, OK5NN, S52CC, VA3AMX, VE5BCS, VE5SG, VE7KBN, VE7LAJ, W0IS, W0JP, W0SZV, W1EJ, W1LIC, W1LVT, W1PNS, W2OW, W3NP, W4ABC, W4CJV, W4CU, W4CUX, W4FOA, W4TMW, W5EHM, W5ZR, W7GVE, W7SRM, W8BFX, W8VN, W9CC, W9DLN, W9GFB, W9SAY, WA0BGV, WA1AR, WA2JSG, WA5AFD, WA5KMA, WB0QQT, WB2SGS, WB2UWU, WB3KBW, WB8ENE, WD0ECO, WD4SCZ, WL7WH, WS9E

Soapbox


From Steve W7SRM, SKCC #6836T

Not my favorite format but fun with the contacts on 10 and 15.

From Ed N7EDK, SKCC #7534

Another great weekend WES, the K2 did great again on 1 watt and a dipole! Even got an AK station ! Thanks again to everyone for a fun day ! 72/73 de Ed

From Alan WA1AR, SKCC #4079T

Not a lot of time again. Will have more time once winter sets in.

From Emil WD4SCZ, SKCC #556T

Ten meters was open nicely. Didn't get to work as much as would have liked but had a good time.

From Brian K7TKT, SKCC #6695

This weekend I had to stay in the office and work. I set up the QRP radio there figuring I'd answer a CQ occasionally without really working the contest. I was surprised at how many QSOs I made this way. I think the rules for this sprint helped with QRP. Thanks to all who managed to pull my little signal out. 73, Brian

From Curt WA2JSG, SKCC #3018T

Wow, fun event! My daughter & 2 granddaughters were visiting from Memphis but still managed 43 contacts. I was concerned at first about the 'hit & run' theme, but it worked out just fine. 5w from an IC-703 to a vertical, 12v battery pack. KK-1 straight key by American Morse.

WA2JSG's soapbox image


From Randy KC9KHG, SKCC #3687T

I'd like to thank everyone for participating. The bands seemed very active. Special thanks to Milt for being the bonus(K9SKC)member & for the great theme idea. I hope you all had as much fun as I did.

73

Randy


From JOHN K5ENA, SKCC #3045T

Contacts made on 40, 20, and 15M.

73,

John, K5ENA


From Bill N5RKD, SKCC #7176T

Condx Saturday evening were good. Slow going on Sunday afternoon. Fair amount of activity on 15 and 10 on Sunday. I used the latest version of the ZR Sprinter logger but the Dupe facility within this is confusing and/or wrong --- for instance, I worked NW2K on 4 bands but 3 of those contacts are flagged as dupes. Operating etiquette generally very good --- hit-and-run could have caused some frustration but it didn't seem to. Some ops not quite sure about the rules of the hit-and-run process --- several times I waited to see if the new "owner" would call on the frequency I just vacated but I heard nothing. I think I like competitions where I can "run" a frequency better but this event was a worthwhile change. Great to see many SKCC friends on the bands. As usual --- ICOM IC-7200 (100W) + vertical + '62 Blue Racer.

From Dick K2HT, SKCC #5087C

Thanks for the SKCC qso's. KA0CSW had a outstanding QRP signal into Missouri.

From Mike W5EHM, SKCC #6304T

Thanks to all!

73, Mike


From Dennis W8VN, SKCC #3141C

Thanks to all the Centurions and Tribunes I worked - I now have enough to bump me up to Tribune! This Hit and Run format is definitely more work, but an interesting change!

From Dennis W8BFX, SKCC #7765

Really enjoyed the hit and run theme. Thanks to all at SKCC.

From Jim KA0CSW, SKCC #3741T

Only spent about 2 hours working the WES. But always a good time.

73

Jim


From Ted K4UFT, SKCC #4289T

Enjoyable as usual. Good to hear 15M open. Heard some on 10M, but couldn't load up end-fed wire.

Icom IC-7000 @50W to end-fed 30' wire. Navy Flameproof key.


From Phil KB0ETU, SKCC #4542T

This was a challenge! With changing frequency after a contact, it was hard to make contacts unless you happened to hear a CQ. Working QRP I don't have much luck calling CQ. Heard K9SKC, but he apparently moved before I could call him. This happened twice. Just part of the game. Bert, (F6HKA), you sure have good ears to hear my little QRP signal, and I appreciate it. Also heard ZL2BLQ, but my signal was just too small. Maybe next time. Looking forward to the next one already. 72/73, Phil

From STEVE WB0QQT, SKCC #183T

Only played for an hour but sure was fun !

From Paul NG7Z, SKCC #802T

As a frequent participant in the NCJ sprints, understanding the rules for this month's sprint was not a problem. But it was clear that many folks did not read the rules or didn't understand the QSY rule. Several guys insisted either that the frequency wasn't theirs or continued to CQ on the frequency. I frequently had to just move off "their" frequency. Nevertheless, it was a nice diversion from the "sit on one freq and run" all day tedium. Rates were down of course, but it takes more skill to discern which one is the QSY call and which one called CQ. Thanks to the SKS manager for incorporating a fast paced contest into the SKS. Milt, you rocked out here in the Pacific Northwest. Many TUs for the bonus QSO. 73 to all. Paul NG7Z

From Len W1LVT, SKCC #3932T

Lots of fun, but operated only for a while on Sunday - the Vermont weather was just magnificent, and with the foliage turning colors it was hard to stay inside and operate. The photo is a restored Vibroplex Original Deluxe I use.

W1LVT's soapbox image


From Andy VE7LAJ, SKCC #6611T

Had a good time, as always. I liked the format, as it was a bit more challenging. Tks to all who worked me, and tks to the organizers. 73, de Andy

From Slim WA0BGV, SKCC #5465T

Fantastic weekend for work outside plus some Sunday football on TV. Found time to Sprint however, and enjoyed all of it. 73 de Slim

From Tom W4TMW, SKCC #6184T

I only worked 4hrs but enjoyed every minute of it as usual ;0). I played on 10,15,20,40 and 80 which all seemed to be in gud shape. K2/100, 3el Yagi, centerloaded OCFD and homebrew magnetic bug and st. key.

Thank you to all those SKCC volunteers who spend a lot of their time so we can have fun.


From Wes W1LIC, SKCC #1142T

The "Hit & Run" format was interesting. It worked well some of the time, but not everyone was following it. Propagation was pretty good at times, and not so good at other times. I enjoyed working 20 stations for the first time!

From George N2JNZ, SKCC #2836T

Had a wild weekend !! had muscle spasms on Sat nite so QRT early and Sunday spent most of the day in the ER passing a boulder (kidney stone) Nice conditions !! Called CQ on 40 and got F6HKA and F5DE !! Promised Curt , WA2JSG that I would work him and got him with about a half hour to spare. Worked many old friends and had fun due to wonderful pain killers. Flex 1500 , 5 watts to a ZeroFive 40m vertical and Vibroplex 100th Anniversary Bug

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From Dan KC5GXL, SKCC #647T

Great WES. I kind of liked the 'hit and run' theme. Made for some interesting qsos! Didn't get to work it as much as I would have liked to, but I did have a lot of fun when I was working it.

Thanks guys for setting this up. Catch you next month!

73,

Dan KC5GXL


From Ken N5LYJ, SKCC #6969T

Get better very time...Enjoy it a lot... and tnx to all who I worked....73 Ken N5LYJ 6969t

From Allen KF7EST, SKCC #6008

My 2nd and by far the best WES I've been in. Worked as much as possible and was able to collect enough new numbers for my 'C' (application pending). TU so much everybody for all the great Q's. Rig is a Kenwood TS940-SAT, Antenna is a ground mounted vertical with no radials right now - tuned radials are on the way. Ran just under 100W and used my Kent Straight Key for the entire event. 73, Allen

From Matt N3EIN, SKCC #6742T

I enjoyed the “Hit and Run” theme. The dynamic format seemed to create more contact opportunities, especially for less powerful stations and it also forced us S&P types to get some practice CQ’ing and to remember what QSY means. Band conditions in PA were great, particularly 15 meters where I made most of my contacts between 1345Z and 2230Z. 40 meters came to life around 0230Z and I was surprised to work Bert F6HKA as my setup is not usually strong there. 80 meters was good for neighboring states and I was pleased to work Josef HA5CW on 20 meters at 1145Z. After 15 and 20 meters faded, I decided to finish on 40 meters and was very surprised to work Bernard F5DE there at 2340Z. It was fun to work a number of new SKCC members and thought everyone handled the format gracefully. I really had a great time. Thanks to all.

Matt, N3EIN in PA /Ten-Tec C21/G5RV Lite/SKCC Key


From FRED KB0LF, SKCC #6302T

When I started early Sun AM, I messed up and didn't realize that the format was hit and run. Sorry to all whom I might have used their freq inadvertently. Thanks to Walt for Argentina on 10 meters. CU next month.

From Ron AC2C, SKCC #2748T

Thanks to Randy for the interesting "Hit 'n Run" theme. Most seemed to understad the rules but I saw a few cases where both members QSY'd after the exchange. I think it would make for an interesting annual theme.

From Alan KA5VZG, SKCC #6264T

WES with the "shoot and move" was different. Those who didn't like this style will find something different next month. Variety keeps it interesting, and it will always be fun.

From Eldon W0SZV, SKCC #4999T

Had a good time but would have been better if all had followed instructions

From Jerry N2ZW, SKCC #8414

Wow! Just got back into the hobby and signed up with SKCC... was working a the computer when I heard the calls... looked up the contest... and broke out the bug... what a great day on the key! Still working on getting the e-logging working. Thanks to all who dug out my QRP signal... should I be signing QRP for these contests? 73. Jerry.

From Bob K5ZOL, SKCC #3945T

Got to spend more time in WES than usual this weekend. Really enjoyed it. Glad 10 was somewhat useful.

From Dan WB3KBW, SKCC #8249

I’m a SKCC newbie and this was my first taste of a WES. Wow, everyone was so friendly and considerate. What a nice group of folks.

I use a Nye Speed-X key with my SW40+ (1.5w), an audio filter, a 0-beat indicator to help my old ears, a BLT tuner and a folded dipole at 30’. Not much to look at but a lot of fun to fiddle with. It was a real thrill to work Bert, F6HKA, who must have really good ears. 73’s and thanks to all you SKCC fb operators. Dan (WB3KBW).

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From ED W7GVE, SKCC #729T

A fun format--- nice condx here -- 10 and 15 had good action

75 watts and a wire antenna are all you need for this event

CU next month -- 73 ED -- W7GVE


From Dave W3NP, SKCC #3182T

I operated portable from my son's house in the Charleston, WV area -about 250 mi sw of my home qth in ne WV. I took along my Ten Tec Century 22 and a 254 antenna coupler. I had thrown together a simple 40 meter inv vee from #22 hookup wire before leaving on Friday and when I got it up about 15' on Sat am, I discovered that his crowded housing development was full of NOISE on 40 meters. I quickly added a parallel fed 20 element as that band was a bit quieter. The antenna was almost against the house. I was surprised I worked as many stations as I did. Worked mostly 40 meters late Sat eve, a few 20 meters on Sunday am as well as 15 meter qso with K5ZOL just before taking the station down around 1700 hrs and heading home. I can't say it was a lot of fun but the challenge was to just work the WES and I did, so I suppose it was a success. I ran just at 5 watts output using a Nye Master key. It sure made me appreciate my quite QTH here in the woods. I attached a picture of the station set up in my granddaughters bedroom. 73, Dave - W3NP

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From Finn WB2UWU, SKCC #1708

The weather was beautiful on Sunday. Moved firewood and did other yard work, so could have made a lot more Qs. The propagation was great for my 5w R4020 and the Japanese WW2 key. Thanks for a fun time. Finn

From Dennis N0UYN, SKCC #5753T

A work project limited my air time. Thanks to Dean NW2K for 20 and 40. Sorry about 15. My auto tuner started to retune just as I keyed up with my report. Thanks to Mike W5EHM for new state of AR. 73.

From BILL K6KQV, SKCC #2626T

Great contest this month. Good openings on 10 and 15 meters. Thanks to everyone who made the contest a success.

73

Bill K6KQV


From JERRY W9GFB, SKCC #8056

very confusing with many contest going on simultaneously.

heard lw3''s on 10M Sunday morning butn5 watts wasn''t enough.

Great Fun as always.


From Wayne W4CJV, SKCC #7043C

This has to be the best format for a sprint yet. Forces movement in the bands, perhaps with greater distribution of contacts between participants. My vote is every sprint should be hit and run.

From Randy KB4QQJ, SKCC #3508T

This is defiantly a keeper event!!! I got in about 4 hours of play time and it was great.

Great Idea Randy. Lets have another one!! Strongest signal was the last second contact with Tom W4TMW at 40 over. (full scale on the K2) Pretty good conditions on15 meters for a while. Only managed to work Milt, K9SKC on one band. Looking forward to this kind of sprint again. Much more fun when there is a challenge.

Rig – Elecraft K2

Ant – PAR EndFedz at 33’

Number of QSOs: 42

Number of multipliers: 27

Number of Centurions worked: 3

Number of Tribune worked: 31

Number of bands Club call worked: 1

Randy_KB4QQJ


From Tom K4ZGB, SKCC #796T

The QSY format was good.

From Bob WL7WH, SKCC #2940T

Was another fun event. Got qso's on 10. 15, and 20 meters. Even picked up T32C when tuning for skcc folks.

Thanks to all!!!!!!!!


From Eric VA3AMX, SKCC #8253

I only had time during the first hours this time. Thanksgiving and other family commitments prevented me to spend more hours at the radio. It was fun anyway. 72's Eric

From Jon K1NV, SKCC #2609T

First WES from the new QTH in CA. I am operating from an

unheated garage piled with boxes needing unpacking. The antenna is a 5-BTV vertical clamped to a chain-link fence and the rig is a TS-940S at 100 watts.

Contacts were made on 10M, 15M, 20M, and 40m (both segments). I didn't hear anyone late Saturday night on 80M so missed working anyone there.

15M worked the best for me with 20M and 40M producing some QSO's, too. The QSY business was a bit awkward in practice because I had to chase stations I needed all over the place. It made things interesting, I guess.

I didn't hear much out of the upper midwest or New England. Maybe it was my vertical, but activity seemed sparce at times. CU in the 2-hour Sprint.


From Erkki OH7QR, SKCC #6379C

Conditions not so good this time. Homeworks caused QRM, too. Anyhow, I got the last nr for Tribune (thanks Zdravko YU7DZ 7983C).

73 and cu on bands de Erkki OH7QR


From Tony W4FOA, SKCC #641T

Lots of fun. The Hit and Run was interesting. Found almost everyone played the "H&R" game but some were apparently not aware of the suggestion. Thanks to Ed, W7GVE for a 5 band run.

From Joe KD2JC, SKCC #710T

I really enjoyed this one. Hit and run should have leveled the playing field some. Gained quite a few new Cs and Ts on 15 meters. Thanks to all that worked me. 73.

From Bert K6CSL, SKCC #4486

I worked the WES while also working the PA and AZ QSO Parties and the Oceana CW DX Contest. The band conditions were very good. I was surprized I didn't find any SKCC stations on 10M. During the weekend I added 8 contacts with T32C on various bands and modes. It was a really fun weekend. 73's to all. Bert, K6CSL

From Jack KK0I, SKCC #2370T

As always...fun event and also enjoyed the "hit and run" theme. It will hopefully be a repeat theme down the road. Thanks for the contacts folks. 73, jack

From Art WB8ENE, SKCC #3773T

This was probably my worst score ever in a WES. We had beautiful weather for a change (no rain) so I did a little antenna work. I was wondering why stations kept sending QSY at the end of the contact. I guess I should read the rules BEFORE the sprint next time. 73, Art

From Hank KC3QU, SKCC #4567T

conditions were excellent here, no storms, low noise. The qsy feature slowed thigs down but otherwise, an enjoyable wes.

From Timo OH5FNI, SKCC #6378C

tnx fer qsos de Timo

From Larry K0LWV, SKCC #3571

The summer like weather made it hard to stay inside. The rule for this contest was a little confusing, some stations didn't understand it or didn't read the rules for the October WES.

40 meters produced some very strong signals and 15 was in good shape, I didn't hear any activity on 10.


From Dean NW2K, SKCC #7330T

Great conditions. The QSY feature was fun, and I made a few errors until I got in the habit of sending QSY. Like to try it again sometime. Lots of seat time and the WX was perfect....Thanks Milt!

Thanks for all QSOs! 90W, matchbox, 80M loop at 30 feet.


From Ray KJ4LEN, SKCC #6956T

Had a great time. I usually try to run a freq. but "Hit and run" was a great theme. I would like to use the theme during a 2 hour sprint. I made contacts on 10-80M with my FT840 and J38 at 75W. Thanks to all the organizers. Ray

From Harold VE5BCS, SKCC #3946C

I'm going to have to read the rules first but I caught on, enjoyed and worked 10 15 20 and 40. wow I'll be back.Tnx to all.

From Joe WS9E, SKCC #3859C

The great weather and great fall colors had us out and about most of the weekend. I did get on, for a while, Sunday. Good conditions on ten through forty this time. The sprint format was great fun. Let's do it again next year. I used the Omni 6+, Speed-x key and my stealth dipole. I finally worked Ron, AC2C, who works hard to recognize the Centurions and Tribunes. Thanks, Ron! See you all next time.

From JIM K5BZH, SKCC #447C

Working WL7WH in Alaska on the Weekend Sprintathon was as thrilling was working Africa in a DX Contest.

From KEN VE7KBN, SKCC #5533T

Not much time so stayed on 10m since it was open here

for a change. Highlight was qso with Stan/ZL2BLQ

in Greytown NZ. Wow!

Thnx again for sprints. Always fun.


From MILT K9SKC, SKCC #180T

This was a lot of fun, and I'd love to do it again! Some stations were very tentative at first, but really got into it as the event progressed. I wish I could have devoted more time to it but, it seems "murphy" is always at work around here. Thanks to all upon whom I stumbled...hi hi! 73, Milt (K4OSO)

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From Garth KF7ATL, SKCC #5914T

Bands were pretty good this month. I didn't know if I would like the "Hit and Run" format, but it seemed to work out well for me. In fact, in terms of the number of QSOs, this is my best WES ever! There were a few people who didn't stick to the hit and run rule, but most people did, and it was a fun change of pace. I thought that it kept things moving along rather well.

From Walt LW3EX, SKCC #3804T

As a challenge I worked "Single Band 28MHz", with high SFI 10m was open nicely over EU - NA - AS, even heard ZL2SWR but couldn't break US pile.

Many contests and sprints were going at same time, the band was crowded and was hard to find free spaces (plus SA CB'res QRM) so the "H & R" stuff didn't work for me.

No Bonus but nice to meet JO3HPM after a long time, Nao san thank you so much for the call and thanks all for the Q's.

I'll miss next two WES (, BCNU 73 LW3EX Walt - ..-

Shabby TA33 10-50W HM Cootie

Pix: Restored Vibroplex #4 aka Blue Racer

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From Thomas M0TRN, SKCC #7344C

Not a very good result this time, due to propagation being absolutely rock bottom and under those circumstances, the theme worked against me - when I did hear a station I could copy he would QSY away after a QSO. I worked 4 stations in Europe and 1 in USA, over a span of a few hours, when I tried later in the evening the bands were even worse.

From Bill N0UMP, SKCC #659T

Another busy weekend. My Airman/daughter was here and I had to take her to the airport and send her back to VA. It was good to have her home for a week. Interesting event but some ops forgot to read the rules...73 Bill

From Werner N8BB, SKCC #5433T

Only played for 1 and 1/2 hours, too nice of weather and many things to do. Met a few new members and many other friends. Hope to get more time as the weather starts to turn, thanks again to all that worked my 900 mw.

From Dave NE5DL, SKCC #5081T

Fun WES again. Liked the "hit and run" theme and would like to see it again. Used the Twanger cootie and some asked if it was a bug. Guess I have to improve my precision. Worked 10,15,20 and 40M. QSOed with K9SKC and N8BB both for the first time in a WES

From Bernard F5DE, SKCC #6247T

I had only the two last hours to play in this WES.

20 m was very difficult with so weak signals received, and my 60 watts + GP allowed only three QSO on this band.

Better was 40 m and I made nine more QSO until the last second of the event when contacting WB2SPP !

Lionel J-36 and Vibroplex Original are really nice bug keys to use, in addition to my WWII German Baumuster Straight Key.

Always a pleasure to be active for this event, I hope to have the opportunity to be more active during the winter time next events !

73 to all, Bernard.


From Kieth W0IS, SKCC #2048T

Not much time for this WES but had fun. My goal was to make 6 qso's, started on on 10 meters and worked Walt LW3EX, then "ran" to 15 meters, worked my way down to 40 meters no problem. Went to 80 and figured it would end there as it was now 1700Z. Came back later and was worked by Curt KD8IFJ in MI then the big one, 160 meters and its not even close to SS yet. At 2303 KI0Z (non member) answered me from across town so I make my sweep. I did try 6 too but nothing going. Tnx for another great event. Kieth wi0s 2048T

From Garry VE5SG, SKCC #6154T

Worked the weekend as a portable, outside on the deck of a cabin. Evening temp 7C and started the morning with 2C.It did warm up to 15C later in the day. Look closely for the red nose! Antenna was short dipole from two mobile antennas.

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From JOHN K4BAI, SKCC #3280

FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole. Band conditions were pretty good on all HF bands during the weekend. Was very busy with other activities, but glad to make 57 QSOs on 40 through 10 meters. Thanks for all QSOs. 73, John, K4BAI.

From Allen KA5TJS, SKCC #5172T

That was fun. It took me a while to get the hang of it but it did get me to call CQ more often than I usually do. All contacts were on 20 and 15 meters. Great to see the higher bands open some. Lets do this again.

From mark KI0I, SKCC #6585T

not much time this time but I liked the theme of hit and run, it makes it very interesting..tnx and 73 Mark ki0i

From Bill W4CUX, SKCC #5497T

I only had time for a few QSOs this time, but I loved the format. Great fun. Till next time...

73 - Bill W4CUX


From ED W1EJ, SKCC #1594T

Got home from camping just in time for the last hour or so.

The hit and run is more fun than I thought.


From Larry W9CC, SKCC #469T

Very enjoyable as always!

From Peter AK3X, SKCC #7217T

Only had a little time off and on between 0000 and about 0430, but still had a good time. Enjoyed the format of this sprint.. more or less trading the frequency. The usual DSW-40 at 3W to an inv vee. Got a few new numbers and think I have enough points for 1X QRP. See you all next

month.


From Russ K0LUW, SKCC #1702T

Could not really participate because of Carpal Tunnel surgery on Friday but did a lot of swl'ing and hunting for new c/t's - got 6 new ones.

In my SWLing, I noticed a lot of problems with the format for this WES.

1. In reviewing the current results and my SWLing, I can say as a “fact” that several of the guys were not following the QSY rule.

2. The number of stations in our WES is not high enough to make this work as there is plenty of band width to operate. Probably about 250 total as a high guess.

3. Since you have to answer a CQ – you cannot go for the other station, if you miss him then you cannot try again if he gets someone else because he has to move (time wasted especially for the QRP guys)

4. If you call before the next CQ, you may be calling the wrong station.

5. If you are on the higher bands, you may not hear the other station so you have to monitor an entire qso to figure out who is up next and if it is the guy you can’t hear more time wasted.

6. As the sprint went on with our limited number of contestants, you would hear a CQ, have to check your log for a duplicate before answering and by then you would miss your “one” chance to contact the station before he moved.

7. I will further predict that the participation in this WES will lower than the past several WES’s.

I hope that this is not tried again.

Russ

K0luw

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From Rick K0KEX, SKCC #5220T

The "hit & Run" concept was interesting, limited time here due to October Fest activities. Thanks to all.

Rick


From CECIL K5YQF, SKCC #1820T

I really liked the more traditional format for this sprint. We should do it again soon (or make it the standard). See you in November when I hope to be able to operate the entire sprint.

From Craig K7VM, SKCC #3070T

Worked contest for 4 hours. As always, lots of fun meeting new members and hearing familiar keys.

From Jim K4AOA, SKCC #8333

Thank you to my Elmer, Cliff, KU4GW. This format was a challenge to this new op as it forced me to send CQ for contacts and pounce quickly on those who were calling CQ. That is a good thing as it teaches better skills for me so thank you to all who were patient with me and sometimes miss key and duplicates. I can't say enough about SKCC and the professionalism of the veteran operators allowing the new QRS operators to participate as well as an occasional welcome message. Its a real honor to participate and the 8000 plus and growing membership speaks for itself. Thank you to all and CU on the air next month.

73, 73, K4AOA


From Ron KB1UMH, SKCC #8085

It was a very busy weekend for me so I was only able to hop on for a bit and make a couple of contacts. Still it was great to be able to 'hop on' and find people on the air! Got my 'new' Vibrokeyer set up swiper style too now and loving it. :) If you've worked me, it's on the setup in the photo into a dipole in the tree.

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From Bob KK5J, SKCC #6947T

Had fun as always. Little time this weekend. Thanks to all the OPs I worked.

From Rich N0EAX, SKCC #1111C

I enjoyed the event operating my ICOM IC-703 and Buddipole from the condo balcony. Thanks to those who pulled my signal out of the QRM.

From Bert F6HKA, SKCC #6069T

For me who is used to calling on same fraquency I have particularly appreciated hit & run concept. I always have a great pleasure to contact QRP stations. Thank you every body and see you next month. 73

From TOM KE7YTE, SKCC #6447C

Thanks for the fun WES.

From Drew AF2Z, SKCC #2082T

Only got to work the sprint for about an hour. I thought the H&R theme was fun. I didn't miss not being able to run a frequency because my station limitations rarely allow that anyway-- it is typically many CQ's for relatively few QSOs. I think H&R is easier in some respects (at least on the low bands where you can hear both sides of a QSO). Theoretically you never need to leave the freq: answer a CQ, then call CQ; after you get a QSO just hang around till a new station comes into the rotation and starts his CQ; then repeat the cycle all over again. I would suggest more pre-publicity regarding the H&R theme so everyone is on the same page. My rig: Elecraft K3 running 10 watts; 100' wire up 30'; Junker straight key.

From Joska HA5CW, SKCC #8016

That's a great pity, that 23 out of my 40 QSOs were non-member stations even is I called UNAMBIGUOUSLY "CQ SKCC"...

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