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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW   2017   Nov 4   Claimed Score

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Call: WØUA
Operator(s): WØUA
Station: KØRF

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1251Sections82Total Score205,164


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-07 06:23:16
Not sure why I keep doing this in my "declining years?" After that little bout with CLL--and recent MOHS surgery (yep, that's me with the bandaged nose)--I had some serious doubts about my stamina to single-op this thing. Turns-out it was pretty much the same as always; 8 hours of excitement followed by 16 hours of desperation, the interminable Sunday, etc, but I felt the same as ever, both during & after the event. Adrenaline, the wonder-drug! Anyway, that's a big relief & I'm thankful I can still do it. OK, not all that well, maybe, but I can still do it... Got off to another really bad start, that's becoming an unfortunate tradition. I made a couple of mistakes--right off the line-- that were too stupid to confess in public. So, I won't! But, Chuck & George's Law applies here: "QSOs lost at the start of a contest are never recovered". Those interminable Sundays! Like a squirmy, back-seat kid on a road-trip; "I'm hungry, I'm thirsty, I gotta' go potty! Are we there yet?" "Quiet back there! We're not stopping for ice cream & you're not even gonna' hear a Wyoming station." Is it 0300 yet?? I want to take a minute here & lift my glass to two guys. NP3X called me Sunday on 15. But, he was so weak! The first attempt at a QSO failed. But, he came back a bit later...and back & forth we went--one piece at a time--until we made it. The beer's on me, Fubs! In the last hour, N8CWU came back somewhere under the noise on the barren, QRN wasteland that was 40 Meters. All I could get was his call, a no-hoper, I ended-up CQing in his face. But he was not to be denied--he kept calling! Hey, he wants this QSO, let's do this thing! It took about 4 minutes...but we got it done. So, N8CWU, proud to work ya'--grab a chair & have a cold one here with me & K9VV. You guys are REAL hams--my kinda' folks! From the numbers I heard, sounds like there'll be around 20 folks in the Top Ten in this one. These are all superb ops from great stations! We'll see how it shakes-out--but all these folks are winners in my book (soon to be available on Amazon)... OK, Chuck offered me this one, and I took it despite my delf-doubts. His station worked flawlessly so any shortcomings are exclusively on the op. Mr. Kitty (who adopted me at K5GO in 2012) bravely held down the fort at home. But, he was pretty happy when Mr. Dad here got back Sunday night, LOL. He says hi & ME0W to Stan, Rita & Kevin... I saw a quote the other day: "Sometimes, you just gotta' let the dog run around the yard 'til he's worn out." Yep. Woof! Geo