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WES Results

Weekend Sprintathon, 14 Oct 2012

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Overall results

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1W9DLNDan3635TWI201510/92/14105012291
Silver 2W7GVEEd729TAZ166420/71/107308462
Bronze 3F6HKABert6069TFRA132490/73/1011808428
4KX1NHRandy1050TNH128430/64/108707064
5K7VMCraig3070TWA108380/56/914206129
6K4BAIJOHN3280GA103400/64/45305310
7NG7ZPaul802TWA101380/54/103804808
8K7CHSRick8573CAZ98350/62/114804585
9K8LJGJohn336TMI80400/51/106904450
10K7SDWGREG6224TCA86330/58/69804428
11N3PDTDoug6861TMO88330/46/108204234
12K0LUWRuss1702TNE69330/44/311203852
13N0UMPBill659TMO73360/42/46703738
14W0YZZDave5519TMO79360/38/64603714
15KB4QQJRandy3508TNC69350/42/34903340
16N9OLJohn4014TIN60320/35/310403325
17WB0PYFRay5169TMO66300/41/67803200
18K9AAADave270TMI69360/44/32503189
19NP3CWJulio2632TPUR67380/38/71603121
20W1PNSPete4853TMA65290/43/47803115
21KB0LFFRED6302TNE60330/42/26903100
22KI0Imark6585TMO62290/30/76402773
23KB2RAWBill6539TNY63270/38/75702686
24KP4SJPABLO8843TPRI64330/41/21002632
25VA2FDTSzabi9505QC56340/28/43602564
26AI4UNCharles4715TGA59290/30/54702506
27K2DEPSTEVE9273TMD51260/33/66952381
28W4FOATony641TGA55270/35/35202370
29K4CNWJack2961TSC49270/31/55902248
30K0KEXRick5220TMO41270/32/17302162
31AF5QRon6072TOK52310/25/72202117
32K0LWVLarry3571MO51280/38/21902008
33AC2CRon2748TMD42250/30/36001965
34KA5VZGAlan6264TTN41270/29/55001922
35AA2XBFrank1681TNY38220/30/27501896
36F5JWHPHIL8069TFRA40260/22/06101870
37KC4HCHRoger7688TAL41250/22/45201785
38KB1NHVArt2775TVT38350/24/31301715
39NW2KDean7330TNY41260/33/12301631
40WA5KMAJIM5057TTX37240/23/34901623
41KF0XVJoe3520CKS41240/31/22201524
42V31JPJOE3171TBIZ38260/22/42901518
43N5YGMike6304TAR42180/28/14101451
44N5XECarl6307TOK33220/22/14701421
45N0JRNJerry8701TMO37210/32/32251337
46KL7GLLGene1098TVA35220/26/12701305
47W4CUXBill5497TGA32240/23/42801298
48N8ECCAlan8302TOH30190/20/14501225
49S57WJGabor7979TSLO33260/18/31601213
50W9SAYChas1158TIL37220/27/21181212
51K1EDGEd9625ME34200/25/22701210
52VE7LAJAndy6611TBC38190/21/22501192
53AE7TGAllen6008TWA37160/27/13201187
54N3EINMatt6742TPA32220/20/22601174
55N2JNZGeorge2836TNY26200/19/04601170
56VE3IZSAdam8823ON34170/25/23101148
57KC9KHGRandy3687TIL27200/18/13901115
57WA0BGVSlim5465TMO30180/20/13701115
59WA7DUHSTEVE7121CWA37190/26/11401108
60W7GBDon2771TWA35220/28/0501100
61K2OGTbob5266TNY30240/24/01191079
62W1EJEd1594TCA28140/22/04501062
63K4GMGeorge7241TVA29210/19/32301044
64W8VNDennis3141TMI23180/14/34501019
65N5JPXJim8672MS27180/20/23201016
66N3JJTScott255TOH29190/22/0200971
67KK0IJack2370TWI22150/15/0490970
68PS7HDNat8094CBRA3870/22/0480966
69N5LULBRAD3779CTX30170/19/2212922
70KK5JBob6947TOK31200/23/260920
71W4KRNKaren4495TVA23190/20/1260902
72K9EYTRAY7941CIL25200/19/0210900
73WA1VILGreg443TMA22180/18/0320896
74AA2FDBob8641TVA23170/18/0310881
75KB1WMREthan9060MA31140/13/2290864
76VE1PVHPaul7728NS23180/17/1270859
77KD0EKTJason9435AR25170/21/1200840
78WK2SArt9434NJ24150/16/1310835
79W8BFXDennis7765TWA22140/14/1370823
80KD5RSSButch1910TOK22160/14/0290782
81KD2JCJoe710TNJ22170/16/0210744
82N4RERICK942TNC24150/12/6220730
83AC4QSVan7824FL20140/16/0270710
84KJ4LENRay6956TFL22160/13/2210702
85KF7DSDon8281COR22130/13/1250671
86K4AOAJIM8333CNC25200/13/24644
87K2MIJJim5941TNY20140/13/1180595
88WA1ARAlan4079TMA21150/13/1140590
89WB0CLLED9600OK11110/10/0350571
90W4IODan2026TN23150/16/160570
91WI0SKieth2048TMN15120/10/0280560
92NG7ILGil7226TUT17140/15/1160553
93WD5ABCKerry12TX17110/14/0210537
93WX4RMRON8064CNC18140/12/1160537
95KB9DFESteve8806CWI23150/17/17527
96K0IVKJoe1436TMO17140/15/0120508
97W4RQRICH8699TFL17130/9/1180496
98N0UYNDennis5753TMO1790/14/0200493
99KD1XHSteve9717CT16120/12/2170492
100K8JDJohn1385TMI13100/9/0270490
101K5ENAJOHN3045TOK12100/8/0270470
102WA2JSGCurt3018TNJ19140/12/080466
103K4ZGBTom796TAL21140/15/210464
104K4UFTTed4289TSC15110/11/0170445
105NV9XJim1358TIL1390/7/0250437
106K5BZHJim447TTX16110/14/1110431
107W9CCLarry469TIN17100/15/1100425
108EA3NOLluis6653TESP15140/10/2104424
109WA3RFEmigdio8906TMD18140/12/050422
110K7TKTBrian6695CID14100/13/0150420
110KG4WNAJohn4984TKY12100/9/0210420
112N7EDKEd7534AZ1480/10/1200417
113KA5TJSALLEN5172TTX1480/10/0180392
114W3NPDave3182TWV1180/9/0180358
115KK5NAJoe1923TTX18120/13/04350
116W1OOOjohn3552TMN15110/12/250345
117WA5AFDGerald8150TOK11100/8/1140335
118K9PMVJerry1438TIL15130/12/26331
119N5RDNRob406CTX13100/9/1100325
120W1LICWes1142TFL12110/9/0100322
121VE3FUJBrion4936TON15110/8/260315
121N7DRWHorace7883TWA13100/9/190315
123W4HAYFrank678TTN14110/10/057311
124WD0ECOMitch6893TMO15100/12/130305
124K7IFG/BUGKEN4694TOR10100/7/1130305
126W7CQWQuint4347TID15120/12/00300
127F5PKROlivier9400TFRA1370/8/1120296
128K5ZOLBob3945TTX980/6/0150282
129DL9YCSJoerg7150TGER1280/8/0104280
130W6FPSRon2126CA1180/8/0110278
131G0RDOJohn2133TENG860/4/0184272
132K5YQFCECIL1820TTX1080/6/1110255
133KB0ETUPHIL4542TAL970/6/1125253
134NK4EWayne9007FL1280/9/054240
135AB8FJTed62COH980/6/0100232
136W5ALTWALT103TTX1080/7/080230
137K4EAYCarl7420FLORENCE, AL.11110/8/311227
138NF1Obarry164TNH13100/8/24224
139KA8HDEChuck6913TMN1090/7/250220
140W8MDEMike4877TOH880/4/1110219
141K2HTDICK5087TMO660/5/0130216
142F5DEBernard6247TFRA950/5/0120215
143KL8DXPhil3800TAK760/5/0120212
144HP2SMSanti8930CPAN1930/14/22209
145K8UVRich2250TMI1020/3/1150205
146WM9IJoe9428IL11100/9/00200
147AC0SRPat7072MO770/6/090199
148KA3LOCRic660TKS870/6/080196
148WD8AFBKeith7196TFL870/5/090196
150VE7KBNKen5533TBC950/4/0110195
151AK3XPeter7217TMD540/4/0130190
152N8KZHRON6593TWV860/8/040168
153WA1OTZJOHN7907CT860/7/030148
154VQ9JC/MMJim8233TIOT1070/4/030140
154KI6BHBDave4186CCA950/6/130140
156N9GGEJohn2886IL770/7/020139
157VK4TJJohn4474TAUS1450/6/10135
158KE0NEliot256TMN860/6/120133
159KK4BOBJohn8205FL660/3/060126
160K6BHHCurt3646TCA650/3/060120
160K8QAMike9438MO550/3/160120
162WL7WHBob2940TAK640/5/140119
163KE7YTETOM6447TAZ970/5/00113
164AC5CWEric4229TLA770/6/03112
164W1HFFJoe6309MA430/3/070112
166KE7NVAEric5994OR660/4/130111
166WA4VCTTom7322CTN1010/5/051111
168N1DNPhil6482TCT220/1/090104
169K6KQVBILL2626TCA540/4/040100
170VE5BCSHarold3946TCA750/6/0398
171N4CNYJohn9508AL440/3/05096
172N5RBRick8994MS550/5/02095
173N4JDJohn7904NC660/5/1091
174K4JPNSteve2402TGA770/4/0190
175WA0YEIRuss6300TTX330/2/05382
176WB8ENEArt3773TOH/PA540/4/02080
177K7HAPHap7112TVA320/2/05076
178GM3ZDHBob6027SCO530/3/02065
178AD0ABjim9667KS540/4/1065
178NT9KBill1926TFL550/4/0065
181N8BBWerner5433TMI220/2/04064
182WB2UWUFinn1708NY540/4/0363
183KB7HRSMark9295AZ320/3/02056
184N7KEFJack8919AZ220/0/05054
184KJ6PYXRICHARD8284CA220/0/05054
186OH7QRErkki6379TFIN730/3/0253
187DU3/W5LFAJerry4448CPHI730/3/0051
188W0SZVEldon4999TMO330/2/02049
189K3DRQDan4493TPA440/3/0046
190KT4OM/BUGBILL6094NC440/2/0238
191KA0RJYReg4100TMN530/2/0136
192AF2ZDrew2082TNJ110/1/02031
192K1NVJon2609TCA110/1/02031
194HC6EPepe7163TECU550/0/0025
195WB8WTUDennis217TOH220/1/01024
195K6CSLBERT4486CA330/1/1024
195LW3EX/XPWalt3804TARG220/2/0024
198NG1OLEE5541MO320/1/0016
199KK7YJJim2728TMT110/1/0011
199K2VSCarol1051NH110/1/0011
199VU2URARASU8141IND110/1/0011
202KC9ECITom1WI330/0/009
203KA1XCJohn5188TMA110/0/001

Results for QRPp - 1 watt or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1AC0SRPat7072MO770/6/090199
Silver 2N8BBWerner5433TMI220/2/04064

Results for QRP - 5 watts or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1KB4QQJRandy3508TNC69350/42/34903340
Silver 2WB0PYFRay5169TMO66300/41/67803200
Bronze 3W1PNSPete4853TMA65290/43/47803115
4VA2FDTSzabi9505QC56340/28/43602564
5AC2CRon2748TMD42250/30/36001965
6NW2KDean7330TNY41260/33/12301631
7KF0XVJoe3520CKS41240/31/22201524
8N2JNZGeorge2836TNY26200/19/04601170
9KK0IJack2370TWI22150/15/0490970
10WA1VILGreg443TMA22180/18/0320896
11K2MIJJim5941TNY20140/13/1180595
12WD5ABCKerry12TX17110/14/0210537
12WX4RMRON8064CNC18140/12/1160537
14W4RQRICH8699TFL17130/9/1180496
15WA2JSGCurt3018TNJ19140/12/080466
16WA3RFEmigdio8906TMD18140/12/050422
17N7EDKEd7534AZ1480/10/1200417
18W3NPDave3182TWV1180/9/0180358
19KK5NAJoe1923TTX18120/13/04350
20W1LICWes1142TFL12110/9/0100322
21VE3FUJBrion4936TON15110/8/260315
22K5YQFCECIL1820TTX1080/6/1110255
23KB0ETUPHIL4542TAL970/6/1125253
24AB8FJTed62COH980/6/0100232
25K4EAYCarl7420FLORENCE, AL.11110/8/311227
26KA8HDEChuck6913TMN1090/7/250220
27KA3LOCRic660TKS870/6/080196
28VE7KBNKen5533TBC950/4/0110195
29AK3XPeter7217TMD540/4/0130190
30N8KZHRON6593TWV860/8/040168
31N9GGEJohn2886IL770/7/020139
32KK4BOBJohn8205FL660/3/060126
33KE7YTETOM6447TAZ970/5/00113
34WA4VCTTom7322CTN1010/5/051111
35K4JPNSteve2402TGA770/4/0190
36K7HAPHap7112TVA320/2/05076
37W0SZVEldon4999TMO330/2/02049
38HC6EPepe7163TECU550/0/0025
39NG1OLEE5541MO320/1/0016
40KC9ECITom1WI330/0/009

Results for QRO - 100 watts or less

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1W9DLNDan3635TWI201510/92/14105012291
Silver 2W7GVEEd729TAZ166420/71/107308462
Bronze 3KX1NHRandy1050TNH128430/64/108707064
4NG7ZPaul802TWA101380/54/103804808
5K7CHSRick8573CAZ98350/62/114804585
6K8LJGJohn336TMI80400/51/106904450
7N3PDTDoug6861TMO88330/46/108204234
8K0LUWRuss1702TNE69330/44/311203852
9N0UMPBill659TMO73360/42/46703738
10W0YZZDave5519TMO79360/38/64603714
11N9OLJohn4014TIN60320/35/310403325
12K9AAADave270TMI69360/44/32503189
13NP3CWJulio2632TPUR67380/38/71603121
14KI0Imark6585TMO62290/30/76402773
15KB2RAWBill6539TNY63270/38/75702686
16KP4SJPABLO8843TPRI64330/41/21002632
17AI4UNCharles4715TGA59290/30/54702506
18K2DEPSTEVE9273TMD51260/33/66952381
19W4FOATony641TGA55270/35/35202370
20K4CNWJack2961TSC49270/31/55902248
21K0KEXRick5220TMO41270/32/17302162
22AF5QRon6072TOK52310/25/72202117
23K0LWVLarry3571MO51280/38/21902008
24KA5VZGAlan6264TTN41270/29/55001922
25AA2XBFrank1681TNY38220/30/27501896
26F5JWHPHIL8069TFRA40260/22/06101870
27KC4HCHRoger7688TAL41250/22/45201785
28KB1NHVArt2775TVT38350/24/31301715
29WA5KMAJIM5057TTX37240/23/34901623
30V31JPJOE3171TBIZ38260/22/42901518
31N5YGMike6304TAR42180/28/14101451
32N5XECarl6307TOK33220/22/14701421
33N0JRNJerry8701TMO37210/32/32251337
34KL7GLLGene1098TVA35220/26/12701305
35W4CUXBill5497TGA32240/23/42801298
36N8ECCAlan8302TOH30190/20/14501225
37W9SAYChas1158TIL37220/27/21181212
38K1EDGEd9625ME34200/25/22701210
39VE7LAJAndy6611TBC38190/21/22501192
40AE7TGAllen6008TWA37160/27/13201187
41N3EINMatt6742TPA32220/20/22601174
42VE3IZSAdam8823ON34170/25/23101148
43KC9KHGRandy3687TIL27200/18/13901115
43WA0BGVSlim5465TMO30180/20/13701115
45WA7DUHSTEVE7121CWA37190/26/11401108
46W7GBDon2771TWA35220/28/0501100
47W1EJEd1594TCA28140/22/04501062
48K4GMGeorge7241TVA29210/19/32301044
49N5JPXJim8672MS27180/20/23201016
50N3JJTScott255TOH29190/22/0200971
51PS7HDNat8094CBRA3870/22/0480966
52N5LULBRAD3779CTX30170/19/2212922
53KK5JBob6947TOK31200/23/260920
54W4KRNKaren4495TVA23190/20/1260902
55K9EYTRAY7941CIL25200/19/0210900
56AA2FDBob8641TVA23170/18/0310881
57KB1WMREthan9060MA31140/13/2290864
58VE1PVHPaul7728NS23180/17/1270859
59KD0EKTJason9435AR25170/21/1200840
60WK2SArt9434NJ24150/16/1310835
61W8BFXDennis7765TWA22140/14/1370823
62KD5RSSButch1910TOK22160/14/0290782
63KD2JCJoe710TNJ22170/16/0210744
64N4RERICK942TNC24150/12/6220730
65AC4QSVan7824FL20140/16/0270710
66KF7DSDon8281COR22130/13/1250671
67WA1ARAlan4079TMA21150/13/1140590
68WB0CLLED9600OK11110/10/0350571
69W4IODan2026TN23150/16/160570
70WI0SKieth2048TMN15120/10/0280560
71NG7ILGil7226TUT17140/15/1160553
72KB9DFESteve8806CWI23150/17/17527
73N0UYNDennis5753TMO1790/14/0200493
74KD1XHSteve9717CT16120/12/2170492
75K8JDJohn1385TMI13100/9/0270490
76K5ENAJOHN3045TOK12100/8/0270470
77K4ZGBTom796TAL21140/15/210464
78K4UFTTed4289TSC15110/11/0170445
79NV9XJim1358TIL1390/7/0250437
80K5BZHJim447TTX16110/14/1110431
81W9CCLarry469TIN17100/15/1100425
82EA3NOLluis6653TESP15140/10/2104424
83KG4WNAJohn4984TKY12100/9/0210420
83K7TKTBrian6695CID14100/13/0150420
85KA5TJSALLEN5172TTX1480/10/0180392
86W1OOOjohn3552TMN15110/12/250345
87WA5AFDGerald8150TOK11100/8/1140335
88K9PMVJerry1438TIL15130/12/26331
89N5RDNRob406CTX13100/9/1100325
90N7DRWHorace7883TWA13100/9/190315
91W4HAYFrank678TTN14110/10/057311
92K7IFG/BUGKEN4694TOR10100/7/1130305
92WD0ECOMitch6893TMO15100/12/130305
94W7CQWQuint4347TID15120/12/00300
95K5ZOLBob3945TTX980/6/0150282
96DL9YCSJoerg7150TGER1280/8/0104280
97W6FPSRon2126CA1180/8/0110278
98G0RDOJohn2133TENG860/4/0184272
99NK4EWayne9007FL1280/9/054240
100W5ALTWALT103TTX1080/7/080230
101NF1Obarry164TNH13100/8/24224
102W8MDEMike4877TOH880/4/1110219
103K2HTDICK5087TMO660/5/0130216
104F5DEBernard6247TFRA950/5/0120215
105KL8DXPhil3800TAK760/5/0120212
106HP2SMSanti8930CPAN1930/14/22209
107K8UVRich2250TMI1020/3/1150205
108WM9IJoe9428IL11100/9/00200
109WA1OTZJOHN7907CT860/7/030148
110KI6BHBDave4186CCA950/6/130140
110VQ9JC/MMJim8233TIOT1070/4/030140
112VK4TJJohn4474TAUS1450/6/10135
113KE0NEliot256TMN860/6/120133
114K8QAMike9438MO550/3/160120
114K6BHHCurt3646TCA650/3/060120
116AC5CWEric4229TLA770/6/03112
116W1HFFJoe6309MA430/3/070112
118KE7NVAEric5994OR660/4/130111
119N1DNPhil6482TCT220/1/090104
120K6KQVBILL2626TCA540/4/040100
121VE5BCSHarold3946TCA750/6/0398
122N4CNYJohn9508AL440/3/05096
123N5RBRick8994MS550/5/02095
124N4JDJohn7904NC660/5/1091
125WA0YEIRuss6300TTX330/2/05382
126WB8ENEArt3773TOH/PA540/4/02080
127NT9KBill1926TFL550/4/0065
127AD0ABjim9667KS540/4/1065
129WB2UWUFinn1708NY540/4/0363
130KB7HRSMark9295AZ320/3/02056
131KJ6PYXRICHARD8284CA220/0/05054
131N7KEFJack8919AZ220/0/05054
133OH7QRErkki6379TFIN730/3/0253
134DU3/W5LFAJerry4448CPHI730/3/0051
135K3DRQDan4493TPA440/3/0046
136KT4OM/BUGBILL6094NC440/2/0238
137KA0RJYReg4100TMN530/2/0136
138AF2ZDrew2082TNJ110/1/02031
138K1NVJon2609TCA110/1/02031
140K6CSLBERT4486CA330/1/1024
140WB8WTUDennis217TOH220/1/01024
142K2VSCarol1051NH110/1/0011
142VU2URARASU8141IND110/1/0011
142KK7YJJim2728TMT110/1/0011
145KA1XCJohn5188TMA110/0/001

Results for QRO - Greater than 100 watts

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1F6HKABert6069TFRA132490/73/1011808428
Silver 2K7VMCraig3070TWA108380/56/914206129
Bronze 3K4BAIJOHN3280GA103400/64/45305310
4K7SDWGREG6224TCA86330/58/69804428
5KB0LFFRED6302TNE60330/42/26903100
6S57WJGabor7979TSLO33260/18/31601213
7K2OGTbob5266TNY30240/24/01191079
8W8VNDennis3141TMI23180/14/34501019
9KJ4LENRay6956TFL22160/13/2210702
10K4AOAJIM8333CNC25200/13/24644
11K0IVKJoe1436TMO17140/15/0120508
12F5PKROlivier9400TFRA1370/8/1120296
13WD8AFBKeith7196TFL870/5/090196
14WL7WHBob2940TAK640/5/140119
15GM3ZDHBob6027SCO530/3/02065

Results for SWL

RankCallsignNameSKCC#QTHQSO'sMultiplierS/T/CBonusScore
Gold 1LW3EX/XPWalt3804TARG220/2/0024

Breakdown by QTH

QTH's ranked by total score

RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score
1MO17600261872WA735315470
3WI4249137974AZ629213687
5GA5256115746FRA419410809
7MI619794178NY72239120
9NH3142729910NE21296952
11OK7172661612CA101586335
13MA6144557814TX111775429
15NC6146538016MD41164958
17IL7135433418VA51134208
19IN277375020PUR1673121
21TN488291422FL81022857
23SC264269324OH5782671
25PRI164263226AL4752598
27QC156256428AR2672291
29NJ466207630KS3541785
31VT138171532BIZ1381518
33ON249146334BC2471387
35MN553129436PA2361220
37SLO133121338ME1341210
39MS232111140OR3381087
41BRA13896642NS123859
43CT32674444ID229720
45UT11755346WV219526
47ESP11542448KY112420
49AK21333150GER112280
51ENG1827252FLORENCE, AL.111227
53PAN11920954IOT110140
55AUS11413556LA17112
57OH/PA158058SCO1565
59FIN175360PHI1751
61ECU152562ARG1224
63MT111163IND1111

QTH's ranked by number of entries

RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score RankQTHEntriesQSO'sTotal score
1MO17600261872TX111775429
3CA1015863354FL81022857
5NY722391206IL71354334
7WA7353154708OK71726616
9NC6146538010MA61445578
11MI6197941712AZ629213687
13GA52561157414MN5531294
15VA5113420816OH5782671
17MD4116495818NJ4662076
19FRA41941080920TN4882914
21WI42491379722AL4752598
23CT32674424OR3381087
25KS354178526NH31427299
27ID22972028BC2471387
29AK21333130SC2642693
31PA236122032NE21296952
33ON249146334IN2773750
35WV21952636MS2321111
37AR267229138OH/PA1580
39LA1711240MT1111
41PAN11920942ESP115424
43ECU152544NS123859
45VT138171546FIN1753
47PUR167312148UT117553
49GER11228050BRA138966
51BIZ138151852PRI1642632
53SLO133121354PHI1751
55ARG122456FLORENCE, AL.111227
57IOT11014058KY112420
59ENG1827260QC1562564
61ME134121062IND1111
63AUS11413564SCO1565

Participants ordered by callsign

AA2FD, AA2XB, AB8FJ, AC0SR, AC2C, AC4QS, AC5CW, AD0AB, AE7TG, AF2Z, AF5Q, AI4UN, AK3X, DL9YCS, DU3/W5LFA, EA3NO, F5DE, F5JWH, F5PKR, F6HKA, G0RDO, GM3ZDH, HC6EP, HP2SM, K0IVK, K0KEX, K0LUW, K0LWV, K1EDG, K1NV, K2DEP, K2HT, K2MIJ, K2OGT, K2VS, K3DRQ, K4AOA, K4BAI, K4CNW, K4EAY, K4GM, K4JPN, K4UFT, K4ZGB, K5BZH, K5ENA, K5YQF, K5ZOL, K6BHH, K6CSL, K6KQV, K7CHS, K7HAP, K7IFG/BUG, K7SDW, K7TKT, K7VM, K8JD, K8LJG, K8QA, K8UV, K9AAA, K9EYT, K9PMV, KA0RJY, KA1XC, KA3LOC, KA5TJS, KA5VZG, KA8HDE, KB0ETU, KB0LF, KB1NHV, KB1WMR, KB2RAW, KB4QQJ, KB7HRS, KB9DFE, KC4HCH, KC9ECI, KC9KHG, KD0EKT, KD1XH, KD2JC, KD5RSS, KE0N, KE7NVA, KE7YTE, KF0XV, KF7DS, KG4WNA, KI0I, KI6BHB, KJ4LEN, KJ6PYX, KK0I, KK4BOB, KK5J, KK5NA, KK7YJ, KL7GLL, KL8DX, KP4SJ, KT4OM/BUG, KX1NH, LW3EX/XP, N0JRN, N0UMP, N0UYN, N1DN, N2JNZ, N3EIN, N3JJT, N3PDT, N4CNY, N4JD, N4RE, N5JPX, N5LUL, N5RB, N5RDN, N5XE, N5YG, N7DRW, N7EDK, N7KEF, N8BB, N8ECC, N8KZH, N9GGE, N9OL, NF1O, NG1O, NG7IL, NG7Z, NK4E, NP3CW, NT9K, NV9X, NW2K, OH7QR, PS7HD, S57WJ, V31JP, VA2FDT, VE1PVH, VE3FUJ, VE3IZS, VE5BCS, VE7KBN, VE7LAJ, VK4TJ, VQ9JC/MM, VU2UR, W0SZV, W0YZZ, W1EJ, W1HFF, W1LIC, W1OOO, W1PNS, W3NP, W4CUX, W4FOA, W4HAY, W4IO, W4KRN, W4RQ, W5ALT, W6FPS, W7CQW, W7GB, W7GVE, W8BFX, W8MDE, W8VN, W9CC, W9DLN, W9SAY, WA0BGV, WA0YEI, WA1AR, WA1OTZ, WA1VIL, WA2JSG, WA3RF, WA4VCT, WA5AFD, WA5KMA, WA7DUH, WB0CLL, WB0PYF, WB2UWU, WB8ENE, WB8WTU, WD0ECO, WD5ABC, WD8AFB, WI0S, WK2S, WL7WH, WM9I, WX4RM

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From John G0RDO, SKCC #2133T

Managed to work F6HKA, OH7QR 2 bands, N1GKE, WA5KMA, K8XXX 2 bands and W4KRN. All great fun, but my bug sending leaves a lot to be desired :0)

John / G0RDO / #2133T / Eddystone bug, England.

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From FRED KB0LF, SKCC #6302T

Attached pix of Teddy who is asking why the Vibroplex used in the Oct2012 WES isn't turned around so he can reach the paddle? Thanks everyone for a great WES.

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From Jerry N0JRN, SKCC #8701T

I spent most of my time this WES looking for specific states on specific bands working towards completion of a very old 5 Band WAS/CW. Found a couple but missed several. The storms here pretty well washed out the first 12 hours. Time was limited after that due to issues at home. Had a good time working the bugs and hope everyone else did as well. CU next month 73 Jerry

From DICK K2HT, SKCC #5087T

Thanks for the WES QSO's. Several T/storms in MO last night and did not have a lot of time to operate. Hpe to hv more time next month

From barry NF1O, SKCC #164T

worked k8xxx for bonus.

first entry in WES in a while. I had fun but not many QSOs.


From Horace N7DRW, SKCC #7883T

Good practice for the bugs

From WALT W5ALT, SKCC #103T

Only had time for about an hour, but at least I gave a few people some points. I was operating portable with a small vertical set up on the apartment balcony in Austin, TX.

From Tony W4FOA, SKCC #641T

Great to hear so many bugs! Music to my ears!

From JOHN K5ENA, SKCC #3045T

Enjoyed the "Bug" WES.

73,

John, K5ENA


From Werner N8BB, SKCC #5433T

Too much baseball and not enough time, got a very late start, actually started at 23:57 and got 2 contacts with my bug and worked bugs, not going to do the math for more points, just wanted to thank KB4QQJ and K4CNW for the very quick contacts so I could remain active, tnx Randy and Jack. Hope to see everyone else next time around. ! watt was working very well by the way.

From Steve KB9DFE, SKCC #8806C

My first SKCC event in a few months, but turn out was great and 10m was even open. Nice to see new calls and some familiar calls, too. Only worked about 2 hours total, but getting closer to earning the Tribune.

From Paul NG7Z, SKCC #802T

I hope I didn't break some rule but I switched to my never before used Vibroplex bug on Sunday afternoon. Very touchy. You can see the silly "dot reducer", two alligator clips to slow it down. Thanks for the Q's and 73 to all. Paul NG7Z

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From Jim K5BZH, SKCC #447T

Had too much happening this weekend, was definitely in the multi-task mode, I don't multi-task well, nobody else does either. Sort of like running out of resonance!!!

From Reg KA0RJY, SKCC #4100T

It has been a busy Summer. It is nice to get back to CW and have some additonal fun

From Ed N7EDK, SKCC #7534

Another fun WES, stayed home with the KX3 and used the home antennas for my 5 watts ! Worked Sat night for a little while, then a little on Sun morning, then the last hour and a half. Conditions were pretty fair for me on 20 meters, only one 40 meter contact.

Did pretty good with my Vibroplex and BK-100, still need the practice, but that what WES's are for ! Had a lot of fun, and that's the whole purpose here !

Thanks again to my contacts for putting up with my mistakes today, all of you out there are great, I love this CW stuff ! See everyone next month............72/73 !


From Dave W0YZZ, SKCC #5519T

A GREAT CONTEST THOUGH BAND COND AT START NOT SO GOOD GOT THE FINAL O''s FOR ALL 5 BUGS ON MY LAST qso WITH W1OOO LOTS OF FUN SEE YOU NEXT MONTH DAAVE W0YZZ

From Ethan KB1WMR, SKCC #9060

Excellent WES! I got to learn the ways of the bug too, hihi! 73, all! . .

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From Alan WA1AR, SKCC #4079T

It was fun to work all thoes bugs. Some of you guys have great fists.

Alan


From Russ K0LUW, SKCC #1702T

I got rained out Saturday night...lots of lightning. Got in 3 hrs Sunday after the bands got a little better in the afternoon. Had a good time as always..

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From Kieth WI0S, SKCC #2048T

Was able to work a few stations before going to church but then never made it back into the shack until after the bewitching hour! Ran a 1940 McElroy at about 14wpm and an original at 18-20wpm. Was able to harvest "Vibroplex" out of the calls I worked. During the time I was operating I found the bands to be marginal with very few strong signals. I had a lot of fun and that is what counts. 73 Kieth wi0s 2048t

From Curt WA2JSG, SKCC #3018T

Beautiful day here in SJN land, so had to catch up outside chores, so not many contacts. Here IC-703 5 watts from a 12v battery into an elevated vertical. KK-1 straight key by American Morse.

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From Rick K7CHS, SKCC #8573C

Another good time with all the straight keyers. Those bugs are really ugly, hi hi.

Had quit a few contacts on 10 meters today. I gave out another 119 to Ed W7GVE, hi hi.

Thanks to all I worked.

73, Rick


From Mike K8QA, SKCC #9438

better late than never

From STEVE K2DEP, SKCC #9273T

I had a great time using my Vibroplex Original Deluxe bug for the first time. Maybe a little raggy but fun. I have a Blue Racer that I bought years ago, 1964, but I am still a little intimidated with its speed plus the base is much lighter than the Original. Loads of fun for me. Wish I had more time to spend on the WES. Tnx for the QSOs all. Steve

From Dennis W8VN, SKCC #3141T

Much fun. Although my bug got a "frog in it's throat" and tended to send very scratchy dits. I need to figure out how to adjust it!

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From Ed W1EJ, SKCC #1594T

I think I caught the bug.

From ALLEN KA5TJS, SKCC #5172T

Great Sprint folks. I got contacts on 80, 40 and 20. I had to go so did not get a chance to try 15 or 10 Sunday afternoon. The activity was higher on 80 so you can tell we are getting close to winter. Got lucky and got K8XXX on 40 and 20. Thanks a bunch and 73's to all.

CU Next Month: Allen KA5TJS


From Bill W4CUX, SKCC #5497T

I was only able to work Sunday morning and late Sunday evening, but had a blast. This was the first time in quite a while that I have operated QRO. Lots of confirmed bug contacts. Probably had more. Many sounded like a bug, but if they didn't identify as bug, I didn't log them as bug. I was impressed with the number of really good bug fists that I worked. I used my Vibroplex Blue Racer for all QSOs. This was a great theme. What's next ? Cooties ?

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From Szabi VA2FDT, SKCC #9505

First WES, it was really fun. K8XXX on 3 bands. Thanks guys to hear my weak signals (QRP). 73/72! Szabi

From PHIL KB0ETU, SKCC #4542T

Too nice of a day to be inside. Gotta set up portable! Weather was great plus things had to be done. Not many contacts, but at least better than none. Thanks guys es gals. 72/73, Phil

From Ron W6FPS, SKCC #2126

Had a good time even with not so good conditions. Worked the Sprintathon only a few hours each day. The weather in Southern California was just too nice to spend the day in the shack. Heard a lot of bugs while in the shack, those guys were everywhere.

From Paul VE1PVH, SKCC #7728

Great WES ! Added quite a few entries towards centurian, only 7 more contacts.

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From Art KB1NHV, SKCC #2775T

Enjoyed the WES. Great activity on 40, 20 and 15 meters.

Made many new contacts.


From BERT K6CSL, SKCC #4486

This weekend was beset by family needs, plus the band conditons on Saturday were terrible, what with the Solar A Index running at 38. I was tyring to compete in the Ocwana CW DX Contest, with just aweful results. So hopefully I''ll do better next WES. 73''s to all. Bert, K6CSL

From Ray KJ4LEN, SKCC #6956T

Only got to work a few hours Sunday afternoon but it was fun. I was able to slow my Vibroplex Original down to about 15 wpm but it felt real sloppy. This was a very fun sprint. Thanks for all the contacts. Ray

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From Mike N5YG, SKCC #6304T

More bugs worked than found in my crawl space (I hope). Nice to work W7GVE on four bands. Thanks to all and see you next month. 73 from AR

From Jack K4CNW, SKCC #2961T

Lots of fun. Too little free time to play radio!

From Randy KC9KHG, SKCC #3687T

Another fun theme!!Hats off to Pete! Used my Les Logan 515 for the whole WES. Even after much practice,still had an extra dit here and there. Great to work old friends George,Dan,Randy,Keith(160m),Ron,Bert,and always Ed(AZ)plus a few new ops. Thanks to all!!

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From RON WX4RM, SKCC #8064C

Had fun even tho extreamly high noise levels on all bands. Glad there were so many hams with good ears to pick me out of the buggy mud :)

From Carol K2VS, SKCC #1051

Only one contact this month. Couldn't get the radio away from the OM, KX1NH ! 73

From Tom KC9ECI, SKCC #1

Just popped in to the shack and worked a couple stations. Always fun to hear all the keys and in this case bugs working the bands.

From Joe KK5NA, SKCC #1923T

K3 @ 5 Watts

Ant = EDZ

Key = HK-802 "Swedish" Presentation Key


From Ron AC2C, SKCC #2748T

Great WES and a fun theme. I had fun using the new KX3 at 5W with the Vibroplex bug. Too bad I had only limited time to operate.

From Don KF7DS, SKCC #8281C

Had a limited amount of time to spend on Sunday, with soccer games in the afternoon. Thanks to Dan/W9DLN for pulling one out of the hat with me on Saturday night, when the QSB and conditions were attenuating everything. Also had qso's with quite a few new calls.

Don KF7DS


From Doug N3PDT, SKCC #6861T

That was a lot of fun! Thanks for another interesting WES theme. But for the want of an "O", I missed the full key name bonus. Bands were noisy, up and down, and crowded at times. Got 2 fellow Missouri Outlaws K0KEX, K0LWV, and one honorary outlaw W1PNS, Pete! Always good to work Ed W7GVE on more than one band as well. A number of first time WES contacts for me, including PS7HD, Nat in Brazil. Also found K8XXX on two bands. Not too bad for marginal conditions. Thanks to all. Station: 1954 Vibroplex Original Standard, Ten Tec Jupiter, 33' Doublet and S9V 31' ground mounted vertical.

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From Dennis N0UYN, SKCC #5753T

Even with weak conditions and thunderstorms on Saturday night, I got pretty good signal reports, although I didn't hear that many stations. Conditions were better on Sunday. Got K8XXX on 40 and 20. Worked call signs with plenty of X's but not enough with L's and E's, so I couldn't spell any of the bug brands. I used an Electric Specialty bug for the sprint. Another enjoyable WES. 73.

From mark KI0I, SKCC #6585T

T-Storms knocked us out Sat. nite . Had to fire up between lightning cells.Still had some fun with the bug and found quite a few of them on the air.Sure not many letter O`s in my log,only one for the word Vibroplex. Got it and Speedx for word bonus. Made Q`s with K8XXX twice for 100 pts..TNX! 26 unique Calls with BUGS for another 520 pts..guess the 2xbug Q`s counted once per callsign like 1x bug Q`s.

IC-746 and Vibroplex Original Deluxe . K2RFP Sprintlogger

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From Jim N5JPX, SKCC #8672

Saturday night was pretty sad with the bands closing down. Some activity on 40 and 80 but 20 and above was absolutely quite here. Sunday proved to be much better with 80 thru 10 providing contacts. The bug theme was a lot of fun. My Vibroplex original deluxe was resting nicely in it's case not suspecting a thing and suddenly it was in service, although I did install the "arresting gear" for the sake of all who caught my signal. Thanks for a great WES and thanks to K8XXX for contacts on 2 bands. 73, Jim

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From Carl N5XE, SKCC #6307T

I had a slow start Saturday evening due to heavy thunderstorms in the area and poor band conditions. Things improved on Sunday afternoon, and I really enjoyed this WES.

I heard several really good bug operators. Worked a couple of the Missour Outlaws, and also my friend Gerald, WA5AFD, from Oklahoma.

I hope we can do this one again, as I really enjoy bug-to-bug QSO's. Thanks to all who put up with my bug fist.


From TOM KE7YTE, SKCC #6447T

I always look forward to the WES. Thanks

From Pete W1PNS, SKCC #4853T

My ''''63 Chevy, er Vibroplex, has never had such a workout. Many thanks to all who participated at whatever level and with whatever (SKCC-legal) keying device!

From Craig K7VM, SKCC #3070T

That was fun. Think I'll use my bug more often.

From George N2JNZ, SKCC #2836T

Great to hear so many bugs !!! Used my Vibroplex 100th Anniversary , TAC and Electro Bug. Heard some good buggin out there !! Great to work Karen , Curt , Jason , Randy and Randy and Ethan and more !!! Great WES and great ops !!!

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From John K8JD, SKCC #1385T

I had limityed time for WES due to family obligations but managed to get 7 QSOs on 40, 5 on 20 and one on 15M.

See you next month.


From Charles AI4UN, SKCC #4715T

I had a great time with my right angle VIZ key and my Argosy II backup rig running about 45 watts!

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From Jim K2MIJ, SKCC #5941T

HB-1B @ 4-5 Watts / 110'' random wire antenna - Been aprox. 2 years since I worked a WES! I totally forgot how much fun they are...The fist is rusty but this sure helped to get the juices flowing again. Ran QRP from the kitchen table with my new HB-1B setup,4-5 watts depending on battery...Changed call since last WES - from WA2OQJ to K2MIJ so much more CW friendly! Thanks to the 20 who gave me much needed practice, I''ll be back... 73 de Jim

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From BILL K6KQV, SKCC #2626T

This was a great contest. So good to hear the bugs being used.

I was using my Vibroplex Original Standard (1974).

73 to all.


From Steve KD1XH, SKCC #9717

First WES for me had fun, though I had to come and go. Hope next time I can stick around and make more QSOs

From Erkki OH7QR, SKCC #6379T

Tnx for the QSOs. Condx poor! 73 and cuagn.

From Ric KA3LOC, SKCC #660T

Sorry, but only got to operate for a few hours. Bad thunder storms all night and in to the morning, and then family activities. Hope to do better next time. Best 73 es God Bless. Ric KA3LOC/QRP

From Dave W3NP, SKCC #3182T

I only had Saturday evening to operate and band conditions here were the worst since I have been participating in the WES's. I did catch the special station K8XXX on 2 bands.

Rig: Ten Tec Eagle @ 5 watts and I used my vintage 1915 Vibroplex bug for all 11 contacts.


From Andy VE7LAJ, SKCC #6611T

Had a great time, as always. Missed "McElroy" because I ran out of "O"s. Tnx to all who worked me and also tnx to the organizers who make these events happen.

From JOE V31JP, SKCC #3171T

Great time and some really great bug fists. Even those struggling were doing OK and seemed to improve through the event. I used my 1920 Vibroplex Martin Junior and my 1955 Blue Racer Deluxe. Even had a Junior to Junior QSO with Randy, KB4QQJ. I had an RFI problem locking up my external keyboard and it was difficult to type on the laptop keyboard when it happened, throwing my sending into a tizzy. I just miss my antennas at my old QTH. Great fun, but work did take away some of my operating time. Until next time, 73.

From Pat AC0SR, SKCC #7072

Used the Peaberry SDR I built last month. Puts out about 800 mW to an end fed Zepp I have strung between the trees in front of my apartment. I love working QRPp! Thanks to all the stations that pulled my signal out of the mud.

From Dennis W8BFX, SKCC #7765T

Thanks to all for another fun WES. Bug used was a E.F.Johnson Co. Speed-X. Long forgotten and unused since a feeble attempt to go the Paddle/Keyer route years ago. Glad to have the Bug back!

73, Dennis W8BFX/Bug


From PHIL F5JWH, SKCC #8069T

Hello All, thank you very much for this WES, only 40 Qsos, conditions very poor. Working conditions are K2 100W and old Vibroplex Champion black base...

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From Jerry DU3/W5LFA, SKCC #4448C

I was more active in this WES than the others. I was unable to work some states due to propagation, and, it just wasn't there. Hopefully next WES conditions will be better.

73 Jerry


From Olivier F5PKR, SKCC #9400T

Condition so poor :-( for Bug tribute.

Only PR fiends as NP3CW , KP4SJ ; ann John VK4TJ had nice strong signal .Happy to qso N1GKE,W4FOA,W9DLN.

So tried to give points to French team friends .

Use old TS-520 sometimes for this wes , tnx to all 73.

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From Art WB8ENE, SKCC #3773T

Made my contacts while mobile in OH and PA (my XYL was driving). Rig is FT-857D at 100W with 40M hamstick mounted on trunk. Key is J-37. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Art

From Joe KD2JC, SKCC #710T

Not much time spent on this one. 22 QSOs didn't name any Bugs. Still fun. Thanks to all and 73.

From Jack KK0I, SKCC #2370T

Great idea this time. Nice to hear so many bugs out there. I hope it encouraged the new bug users...keep at it, it gets better with time...trust me. Made contacts on three bands. Used the KX1 and the old Mac Key 600. Thanks for all the contacts! See you next trip. 73, jack

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From John K8LJG, SKCC #336T

Alway''s fun to enter these event''s. Find a lot of

old friend''s onin them too.Split my time between

a 1924 Original and a 1964 Original Deluxe.

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From Eric AC5CW, SKCC #4229T

lot's of fun as always. I didn't have lot's of time, but i did get in a few. It was nice to hear those "bugs" getting some use.

From Jason KD0EKT, SKCC #9435

Worked 5 Bugs, spelled out all manufacturer's names, plus bonus station on 1 band for bonus points!

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From Brion VE3FUJ, SKCC #4936T

Enjoyable Sprint things weren''t clicking too well on 40. I just could not get myself to change bands, afraid I would miss something on 40, funny how you can get stuck on one band. Brion 4936T

From Wes W1LIC, SKCC #1142T

My first WES after my recent move from ME to FL. Rig is a FLEX 1500 at 5 watts to a Hustler mobile antenna mounted on my mobile home, and an Ameco key. Only have resonators for 20-15-10 meters right now. Still trying to get used to this rig.

From Frank AA2XB, SKCC #1681T

Best WES yet. Congrats to those who thought up the theme of a bug event and to those who participated.The picture is of the guy that did all the work. I wonder who first used it in 1910.

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From Eldon W0SZV, SKCC #4999T

Had fun but went crazy trying to get a bug to work. back to the cootie now. used vibroplex deluxe with a bug napper and a cedar rapids with added weights running 5w with Jupiter and loop ant. looking forward to a "cootie" WES

Eldon

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From Chas W9SAY, SKCC #1158T

Football, baseball, and Weekend Sprint. Is this a great country or what? I didn't operate with a bug but I was able to collect a dish full of extra dits. Seriously, can the bearings support all that weight used to slow down those contraptions? :-)

I wasn't sure exactly how to score the Spelling Bee bonus, or find a place to enter it.


From PABLO KP4SJ, SKCC #8843T

MY FIRST WES VERY GOOD EXPERIENCE. PROPAGATION WAS BAD ALL NIGHT, BUT DURING THE DAY VERY GOOD. THANKS TO K9AAA DAVID AND F6HKA BERT WE COMPLETED 8 BAND WORKING 80 METERS. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL MIS AMIGOS THAT PARTICIPATED. 73 DE PABLO.///

From Steve K4JPN, SKCC #2402T

Forgot about the WES till I got on for a net and heard the sigs. So a late start, but fun. 73, Steve K4JPN

From Julio NP3CW, SKCC #2632T

Worked many stations using bugs.

Propagation bad on Saturday.

Spent around 6 hours on the event due to family activities.

Nice to work again Joe V31JP and K8XXX EMI ARC.

Good luck to all participants.

Tried to get some locals members of SKCC involved this weekend but had no response from them. Maybe next time will be.

Julio


From Bert F6HKA, SKCC #6069T

Thank you so much everybody for contacts.

Thank to K8XXX for bonus on 2 bands.

See you in next event.

73 Bert

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From CECIL K5YQF, SKCC #1820T

Fun contest. Didn't know there were so many "bugs" out there - and most sounded good too. I sure couldn't do it!

From Don W7GB, SKCC #2771T

I didn't know about the "bug" deal, didn't keep track so score a zero in that box. I use a bug about 90% of my regular op time. Also a side-swiper, straight key, and iambic. They're all lined up at the op position. I've been using a bug for 61 years and it is the preferred key. I am getting better with mastering the Cootie but it continues to be a challenge. 73, Don W7GB

From Matt N3EIN, SKCC #6742T

Conditions were reasonable in PA and I worked all five bands on the C21 (although only Julio on 10 meters and Special Station K8XXX on 80 meters). I caught most of my species in a swarm on 15 meters while the rest were buzzing around on 20 and 40 meters. The EMCC really did a fine job as I heard them everywhere and we worked two bands. I was only able to spell “SpeedX” as I had no “I’s” or “Y’s” and only one “S” (I guess I should have set up shop with my call-sign instead of S&P). Great fun! Thanks to all.

Matt-N3EIN Ten-Tec C21/G5rv-Lite/Skcc Key


From Scott N3JJT, SKCC #255T

This was a fun Sprint! The bands were not the best, but workable. Thank you to all the bugs, and to the team at K8XXX for the extra bonus points. I worked a couple new ones, and some old friends too! Used the Ten Tec Eagle, and the K2 at 100 watts, with the Bencher RJ-1 and the Begali Spark.

73 fer now...Scott N3JJT 255T


From JIM WA5KMA, SKCC #5057T

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From Gabor S57WJ, SKCC #7979T

The conditions were bad. They did not even improved for 20m in the evning (EU local time).

I managed to work Jerry DU3/W5LFA on 10m. This was the highlight of October's WES.

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From ED WB0CLL, SKCC #9600

DIDN" GET LOT OF OPERATING TIME. BIG THUNDER STORM SAT.

NIGHT. OTHER ACTIVITES SUNDAY. read xyl!


From Tom WA4VCT, SKCC #7322C

I forgot abt the "bugs" count. did work some but didn't note it. Fully enjoyed the sprint. Getting to know some of the "regulars" somewhat.

From Alan KA5VZG, SKCC #6264T

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From George K4GM, SKCC #7241T

Spent way too much time in the RTTY contest but still had lots of fun. Conditions stunk for the most part. Noticed its been a while since some of the bug ops used a bug! But I can't talk since I stuck to my straight key (NT9K Pro Pump). What a great key. Nice to run into a lot of new members.

From Joerg DL9YCS, SKCC #7150T

limited time, but again a very good WES.

Worked K8XXX on 2 bands and as usual

F6HKA Bert, S57WJ Gabor and VK4TJ John.

See you all next WES !!

73 Joerg DL9YCS SKCC# 7150T

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From Nat PS7HD, SKCC #8094C

Hello,

WES BUGs this was a great idea, I made 22 QSOs with T or C, quickly completing my Tribune Award, FB. My first QSO was with N5YG (00:31), TNX Mike, the last was with K7VM (04:44) TNX Craig, sorry not operate more, 73 ES CUAGN.

Nathan PS7HD # 8094C

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From Joe W1HFF, SKCC #6309

Poor conditions and not much time but enjoyed whatever time I had. Thanks everyone.

From Ken VE7KBN, SKCC #5533T

Busy weekend on the bands. Fun as usual although

at my QTH Sat. condx were poor.Sunday was better

with even some 10m activity. Thanks for the sprints.


From Brian K7TKT, SKCC #6695C

This was my first WES with the new vertical. I was only on a few hours Saturday night and conditions were poor due to the geomagnetic storm. Between the conditions forcing me and the antenna enabling me, I was on more bands than usual. I had QSOs on 15, 20, 40 and 80. I enjoyed the bug theme. Thanks for the contacts. 73, Brian

From Larry W9CC, SKCC #469T

I enjoyed the Bug catagory. I used two different bugs: my 1961 Blue Racer by Vibroplex, and my E.F. Johnson Speed-X.

From Jerry K9PMV, SKCC #1438T

Ahh nostalgia. Those bugs sound good. Each operator has his own unique key signature. A great addition to the overall SKCC theme.

From Larry K0LWV, SKCC #3571

Rig IC-718 , 100 Watts, Bencher RJ-1 straight key, horizontal longwire VEE antenna.

Nice to see 10 meters open up, great contest, had a lot of fun as usual. Some QRN but it cleared up.

Couldn't get my Virbroplex adjusted so used the straight key.


From Ted K4UFT, SKCC #4289T

In 1958 I saw my first bugs. My girlfriend's mom was a station agent for Southern Railroad. She could send and receive while talking with us and smoking a cigarette. I was a Civil Air Patrol cadet and got a chance to fly on an Air Force C-124 Globemaster transport. The radio operator's position had a bug and the station was an ART-13 transmitter and a BC-348 receiver.

Started to run QRP this weekend, but I decided that it would be enough of a burden on the stations worked with me just using a bug so I ran 100 Watts.

A W7IS "Extend-A-Dot" on my Vibroplex "Presentation" slowed it down to where it was manageable ... still sounded kinda choppy to me.

Yaesu FT-950 @100 Watts to a 25' end-fed wire.

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From JOHN K4BAI, SKCC #3280

FT1000MP, Alpha 78, 1 KW, TH6DXX, dipole, inverted vee. Pretty good conditions stateside with QSOs 80 through 10M. Worked three members in France plus two in Puerto Rico. No other DX. QRN was bad on 80 on Saturday night. I counted for the "bug" multiplier only those who sent "/BUG" or "/B" even though I am fairly sure that others were using bugs. Almost nobody using a bug sent fast and that made it a bit harder to tell a bug from a hand key. I didn't try to spell out any bug models. I have several bugs myself, but won't embarrass myself by trying to send with one of them. There was a time when it was said that I had a good fist on a bug. Thanks for all the QSOs and fun. 73, John, K4BAI.

From RICH W4RQ, SKCC #8699T

I tried to get my HB 20 Meter Hex Beam completed for WES, but alas, finished tuning and raising it early Sunday afternoon. At least I got to try it a little!

Also this past week I received my new Parkwood TINYBUG from Richard WB9LPU and now use this incredibly smooth, sweet key always! It fits in my small pistol case that I use to carry my KX3 quite nicely still leaving room for the LiFe-Battery pack and earphones! Bottom Line is that I had FUN as usual. Perhaps a future WES will have bonus for operating on batteries or at least portable OUTDOORS.

How about bonus for using portable Antenna? just a thought!

Rich W4RQ


From GREG K7SDW, SKCC #6224T

Updated entry for the bug I used. My hand is still recovering... I think the straight key is easier!

Had a blast for the time spent. Does anyone stay up all 24hrs??? Sorry for the stations I missed.. At least you missed my sloppy bug sending.. Almost got better toward the end. The key still sticks and sometimes that fishing weight has a mind of it's own!

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From Keith WD8AFB, SKCC #7196T

I got a Vibroplex 100th anniversary bug for my birthday last month, but I just could not get the hang of it! Back to my Vibroplex straight key. :-(

I was not able to be on the air much this time, but enjoyed when I was. Great to hear everyone on the air!


From Bill N0UMP, SKCC #659T

Lots of QRN here on Saturday. Made hard on us outlaws but it was still fun. This was my first try using a bug. It was pretty scary! Thanks to KI0I, Mark for loaning me the J-36 Lionel...73 all es cul....Bill

PS: Which one is the scary bug?

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From BRAD N5LUL, SKCC #3779C

"I'd like an E please". (BUZZ) "Sorry, no E's".

Looking through the log I found several bugs but was vowel challanged for the Halloween bonus. BOO! hoo.


From Randy KX1NH, SKCC #1050T

That really was scary...first time I ever tried to use a bug. My apologies to my first victim, Carl N5XE. I worked most of the sprint with a sideswiper, but if someone signed /bug, I would switch to the bug for the exchange. I guess I should have been /ug :] New members worked this time around:WU3H 9661, F4FGB 9648, K1EDG 9625, and VA2FDT 9505. Wecome to SKCC and I hope the Halloween bugs weren''t as scary for you as they were for me. Is there a sideswiper sprint in our future?... CU all next month 73

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From Frank W4HAY, SKCC #678T

Very limited time to operate but still had a good time.

From Russ WA0YEI, SKCC #6300T

Only had time to snag 3 contacts but all three were /Bug. Had a chance to use my "new" Vibroplex Original I got at a ham fest for $20. Had to make the paddles because they were broke, but turned out pretty good. Made my version of the "bug tamer" to slow it down. Forgot how hard it was to get used to sending with a bug. Thanks all! Great fun.

WA0YEI - Russ 6300T

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From Joe KF0XV, SKCC #3520C

Best yet. I had a Blast. Used my Flex-3000 @ 5 watts out. We had a few nasty storms come thru so I hooked up a Indoor long wire of 32' working against station ground. I switched back and forth between outside and inside antennas. Thanks to all who copied me.

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From Mark KB7HRS, SKCC #9295

Had a great time. I don't yet own a bug but this event has inspired me to get one.

From Greg WA1VIL, SKCC #443T

So many great bug fists to hear and so many willing to put up with my attempt to use one! Got to break in the new FT817-the first contact was with Randy KB4QQJ. Just wish all those zeros in worked calls were o's! Thanks all and 72/73!

From Kerry WD5ABC, SKCC #12

First time to submit a score for the QRP class, I gave a little bit of a workout to my old 1941 Vibroplex Original and my brand new Flex 1500. I hooked up the new rig the night before the sprint. Thanks to all those who listened to my puny weak signal and poor bug fist!

From John N9OL, SKCC #4014T

Wow had a great time. Some great sounding bugs out there! Thanks to all. -N9oL

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From Gerald WA5AFD, SKCC #8150T

Only worked a short time on Sunday afternoon but enjoyed the contest. I notice that with my station there are 6 OK stations reporting. Nice going Sooner State! Look forward to the next one. Carl, N5XE, plan on that BBQ.

From ARASU VU2UR, SKCC #8141

First attempt in the WES

From Allen AE7TG, SKCC #6008T

Really fun WES. Had more time to work than usual and took advantage of it. Got the Last 2 'L's needed for BUG Manufacture sweep with 20 minutes to spare. Thanks all - I may have to try to find and learn the ways of the scary bug.

From Peter AK3X, SKCC #7217T

The Chief Scheduling Officer had other plans for my weekend time, so I only snuck in 5 contacts spread over the 24 hours. Enjoyed hearing all the bugs on the air... I seem to use mine exclusively now when I get a rare chance to operate.. I stayed on 40 meters with 3 watts from my trusty DSW-40. Enjoyed the contacts and working 4 new "T"s in my journey towards Tx3. 73 to all til next WES. Peter

From BILL KT4OM/BUG, SKCC #6094

enjoyed the few minutes I had to work this. First time I tried the contest. Dont know if the log is sent in right..

Will find out if I dont show up in the results


From Bill NT9K, SKCC #1926T

Got up early Sunday morning and LOTS of DX on the sked page. I was going to use my GHD sideswiper, but the bands were terrible and no contacts. I kept seeing /bug on the sked page and went back to read the theme about bugs. So, I came back later in the day with my Tiny Bug by Rich WB9LPU and made a few contacts. I'd also like to see a similar theme for sideswipers. What happened to the Junk Box and Craftsman key themes?

73, Bill NT9K

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From RICK N4RE, SKCC #942T

Enjoyed the swing of all those bugs!

From Harold VE5BCS, SKCC #3946T

band was very good and wx wasvery good

From Rick N5RB, SKCC #8994

I only had 20 minutes to play before a trip, but still had fun. Keep up the great work with a fun mode. 73, Rick

From Ray WB0PYF, SKCC #5169T

WAS A GREAT WES, STILL USING MY 1962 VIBROPLEX BUG (HAD BEEN SITTING ON THE SHELF FOR 20+ YEARS) FORGOT HOW MUCH FUN IT WAS TO USE, 73'S RAY WB0PYF, SKCC #5169T

From bob K2OGT, SKCC #5266T

great time but football does have its place to be first hi hi

From Bernard F5DE, SKCC #6247T

I planed to be as active as possible for this Halloween WES and I prepared all my bugs to be used.

Unfortunately plenty of planed and unplaned chores made me unable to do so. I was very sorry, however I took a few minutes to do some QSO. In addition to that, propagation was horrible when at home and very difficult to make contacts.

I hope to do better if a "SideSwiper" theme occurs one day !

On the photo, all my bug keys are proud to be sitting in front of our Halloween pumpkin !

See you all soon !

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From Bob KK5J, SKCC #6947T

Nice WES. Good propagation and lots of operators. Enjoyed it as always.

From Randy KB4QQJ, SKCC #3508T

Hello the Group,

First and foremost I want to apologize to N5DY. While setting the speed of one of my bugs I thought I was on the dummy load and realized too late I was on the air on top of him trying to make a contact. My mistake, I know better and regret it.

It was a really fun event and since it was about bugs I went all in. I played for most of 10 hours and used one each of the manufactures listed for bonus points. That included a TAC Hole in the Wall, Lionel J-36, 1928 Vibroplex Martin Jr (my favorite for QRQ, thanks V31JP and N8BB!!) 1954 Vibroplex Blue Racer, McElroy P-500, Les Logan 515, Johnson Speed-X 114-501 in addition to my Dentsu-Seiki Swalow ( one L).

It was great to work Joe V31JP 2x Matin Jr.

It was great to hear some old friends and make a few new DX contacts. Werner kind of stumped me. We are normally each other last contact and this time I was his first!

K2OGT was the strongest signal at 40 over. Really nice to see Spain, EA3NO and Puerto Rico, NP3CW in the sprint.

Well Done Pete and I don’t think it was complicated at all, let’s do it again soon!!!

Rig – KX3 #085 3-5 watts

Antenna – PAR EndFedz 20/40 and 5 band doublet both at 33 feet

Keys – see above.

73 for now,

Randy_KB4QQJ

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From Karen W4KRN, SKCC #4495T

Enjoyed using my 1948 Vibroplex Bug. Nice mixture of contacts on the bands. DX worked PS7HD, G0RDO, F6HKA, DL9YCS, F5JWH, and S57WJ. Thanks to all for the contacts.

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From Jack N7KEF, SKCC #8919

I worked K8xxx and xe2if. I used a straight key. I don't know if other stations used bug or not.

From john W1OOO, SKCC #3552T

All qso were with Lionel J36 Cost me 1 dollar in 1947

Its still eager to supply extra dots at times


From Dan K3DRQ, SKCC #4493T

I don't have logging software right now. I put this together from my ODS spreadsheet:

1. 10/14/12 0001Z 7090 K8SOR S:599 R:559 Me:100W 2483T Skip, WV

2. 10/14/12 0043Z 7090 W0MRZ S:339 R:559 Me:100W QSB, only RSTs exchanged.

3. 10/14/12 0056Z 7049 W9DLN S:459 R:579 Me:100W 3635T Dan, WI

4. 10/14/12 0132Z 14056 NV9X S:469 R:569 Me:50W 1358T Jim, IL


From Rick K0KEX, SKCC #5220T

Storms Saturday night made it tough..caught K8XXX right off and decided to ground everything and get a fresh start Sunday.

The BUGS were out in force and the condx were good..thanks to all for the great contacts..comments..and the new numbers in the log. When I began operating at age 17 I had seen operators with BUGS and always wanted one...Well I have a few here now to play with and I feel that is due to the SKCC.

The Presentation did most of the work but the Blue Racer & the 1939 Original picked up a few contacts.

It is nice to have so many activities to catch up with old friends as well as new members..Thanks for the great fun,

73 Rick

Fitting...only spelled VIBROPLEX

L to R "54 Presentation" "59 Blue Racer" "39 Original"

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From Joe WM9I, SKCC #9428

Lot of fun again! Maybe next time I can get on longer.

From Eric KE7NVA, SKCC #5994

This was my first WES in quite a while. Lots of fun - thank you!

From Rich K8UV, SKCC #2250T

On Tuesday evening, I was a part of the K8XXX multi-op contingent, working 80 meters. After returning back to my home QTH, late that same evening I worked some with my call K8UV 2250-T. The next morning I worked K8XXX on 15,20 and 40. It was evident that because of midwest storms, there was little activity from that area. I will be working the next one on the 23rd. Best 73, Rich

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From Dan W9DLN, SKCC #3635T

Thank you very much wa8bgV nk8I aa2xB f5pkR n2sO n0umP n9oL n4rE k0keX kf7atL ki0I wd8ecO n5rdN n1gkE n5luL k5zoL n5xE kd5rsS wa1viL nf1O k8ljG k5enA ai4uN k7vM ac2C wb8enE kf7jL k8soR ke3O w9saY w1pnS k2deP w8mdE w7gvE aa2fD kl8dX and I guess pretty much everyone else that played as well. The bugs were out in force. Caught bugs in four countries and 37 states and completed the basic collection twice before my arm couldn't swing the net anymore.

Rig here still the IC-746 with a Signal Electric R-48 key. Antennae here parallel perpendicular dummy loads at 50', one pointed N-S and other E-W. Hopefully by next month I'll have them in the same can.

Special thanks to K2RFP and K3UK. Couldn't do it without you guys. Until next month, 73 GL...

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From Jim VQ9JC/MM, SKCC #8233T

I operated this month's WES from the ship that I work on only out of necessity. I discovered after arriving on the island on Sunday afternoon that I'd somehow left the power cord to my rig's supply on the ship. Retrieving it and returning to the island would have left maybe an hour of operating time, so I stayed on the ship to operate the WES as maritime mobile.

When I'm set up at my usual operating spot on the island with the Indian Ocean about 100 feet or so away, my antenna typically shows a nearly flat SWR when it's hoisted 30 feet up.

But raise it a few feet above my ship, which is a 40,000-ton piece of floating metal, and the effects on the SWR are quite noticable. Thankfully, I have a matching unit with me to deal with that as I didn't have time to re-cut the antenna.

The picture shows a platform high up at the back of the ship. That's a flight deck for helicopters, and is about 85 feet square. It's a little more than 100 feet above the water line. It also serves as my operating station when I work satellites and give out "wet" grid squares for VUCC hunters. (Operating from the ship doesn't count for DXCC though.)

My antenna this weekend was attached to the small tower just to the right of the stack with the White on red "A", and it was run at an angle down to the railing; my office / ham shack is one deck below that point. I have easy access to the flight deck through an escape hatch that thankfully has never been needed in an emergency!

My ship is the USNS Sgt William R Button, which is a Navy ship that's based at Diego Garcia, BIOT, as part of the pre-positioning force. Most of the time, we're anchored about 1-1/2 mile fromt the island. I'm a civilian contractor working on board as the ship's comms officer, electronic tech, and IT engineer.

Some basic info on the ship is available at this web site: http://navysite.de/ak/ak3012.htm

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From epe HC6EP, SKCC #7163T

finally im returning to radio after moving qth

operated only 10m using a quicly made dipole...

I promise i will have more presence in the next wes's


From Drew AF2Z, SKCC #2082T

Had company over the weekend so not much of an effort this time around. Got one bug-to-bug QSO into the books (tks John N9OL).

From Ted AB8FJ, SKCC #62C

Conditions were varied but enjoyed meeting folks on the air and listening to the bugs that were out in force for this event. Nice to work Bert, F6HKA for my DX contact for this WES. Rig used was my K3/10 at 5 watts to the random wire. Key used was my Bencher RJ-2.

From Jon K1NV, SKCC #2609T

I worked K7SDW/bug (CA) for a bug-to-bug QSO. My key was a Vibroplex Champion won at a transmitter hunt in 1961.

From Dan W4IO, SKCC #2026

I had a good time, but making the scoring so complicated made me put it off until it was almost too late. Simple is good. 73, all.

From Bob AA2FD, SKCC #8641T

Bug was acting a bit buggy at times, needing occasional adjustments and contact cleanings. Had fun all the same!

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