Articles with tag “Straight Key Century Club (SKCC)”

38,000 Miles per Watt endorsement

SKCC 1,000 Miles per Watt Award 38000Earlier today I made contact with Bert, F6HKA, at a distance of 3,845 miles.  We first made contact on 15 meters using 5 watts.  The band conditions were so good that I hooked up the K1 and we made contact on 17 meters.  That 17m contact was made with …

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1,000+ MPW award... finally!

SKCC 1,000 Miles per Watt Award 2000 MPWA few months ago I reported that I had achieved the 1,000 miles per watt SKCC award only later to find out that my radio was putting out 7 watts instead of the 0.1 watts I thought it was putting out.  After sending the radio off for repair …

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SKCC 1,000 Miles per Watt Award

Update

It would appear that my K1 is stuck transmitting 6 to 7 watts no matter what the power output setting is.  I can only assume that the contacts I made for this award were not made using 100 mW but rather 7W.

I have already responded to the award …

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SKCC: I now have my Centurion!

I received the following message from Ron Bower, AC2C, after submitting my SKCC award log last night:

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Gather 'round and pay heed to the news of this
day!

Let there be celebration to recognize a fellow SKCC member who
has advanced to the Centurion level of …

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Five new DXCC entities in the log

Since moving to Calvert County and getting my Carolina Windom up (radiating East-West) I've added five new DXCC entities to my logs:

  1. Kuwait - 9K2WA - 20m SSB
  2. Wallis & Futuna Islands - FW5JJ - 17m CW
  3. San Andres & Providencia - 5J0X - 10m SSB and 10m CW
  4. Kazakhstan - UN1L - 15m RTTY
  5. American Samoa - KH8/DL6JGN - 12m …

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SKCC WES

image0I received my SKCC WES Participation Certificate today; very cool.  I've been a member of the Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) for almost a year and had never participated in their Weekend Sprint (WES) which takes place every month for twenty-four hours.  I scored 115th out of the 199 entries …

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