Sunday, July 8, 2012

SKCC Revolutionary Weekend Sprintathon

For tonight's Straight Key Century Club Weekend Sprintathon, I used my J-38 Morse Code Key on a "custom base" made years ago by my youngest son...after his first woodburning class.  The J-38 came from e-bay for maybe $40.  The base is priceless :)

Great WES with lots of activity.  Made it on the air hear and there over the 24hrs; gardening and kid's lacrosse kept me busy.  Never really figured out the propagation, but had some nice suprises.  Started Saturday evening with one of my few 13 colonies contacts, my neightbor Lee, K1LEE, here in CT.  This was my first sprint to use the new SKCC by AC2C, and it was great to work and log Ron later on last night.  Thanks Ron for a FB addition to the SKCC software pool. Started Sunday morning with quiet bands, and then heard one of the strongest and finest continous waves to ever come across my little 857d.  I thought this must be my ham the next neighborhood (who I've never meet or heard).  Well, it turned out to be W5ZR, Bert in Louisiana!  599+  Finally closed out with S57WJ, Gabor in Slovenia.  Thanks for the new SK DX.  73 to all. Phil, N1DN

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