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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB   2017   Nov 18   Claimed Score

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Call: K7XC
Operator(s): K7XC
Station: K7XC

Class: Single Op HP
QTH: DM09jh - N NV
Operating Time (hrs): 11

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:826Sections82Total Score135,464


Club: Northern California Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-19 18:14:53
Struggled in the beginning. Nothing seemed to work well so I stopped at 10PM with only 180Qs in the log and tried to get a good nights sleep. Woke up at 530AM, fired off the pellet stove, Got dressed for the 23 degree morning and went outside to put the 80M antenna on SSB. After defrosting my fingers in front of the hot stove I made some breakfast and finally sat down in front of the radio a bit before 630AM and didn't move for 7 hours. I ran a 100 QSO per Hour pileup on 14.196 MHz until 0130PM when I had to stop as my brain was simply fried. Took a long break including a nap, lunch and a quick shower and still couldn't bring myself to continue. Still, those early Sunday morning hours were some of the best SSB contesting I have done in years! The bands slowly degenerated over the weekend into noisy, hollow sounding, QSB filled mush. Thanks to all who stopped to work me. Missed only the KP4 for a clean sweep. Station here is an old IC-746 driving an AL80B to 800W. Antennas include a 3ele 15M Yagi @ 30', 3ele 20M yagi @ 43', and a 40/80M Inv Vee @ 38'. See you next weekend in CQ WW DX CW!