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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB   2017   Nov 18   Claimed Score

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Call: KQ2M
Operator(s): KQ2M
Station: KQ2M

Class: Single Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 1.5

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:199Sections56Total Score22,288


Club: Yankee Clipper Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-21 19:45:06
After spending 4 wet and frustrating hours in the driving rain Saturday afternoon to fix my wire 40 meter antennas, I got on briefly to test them. Spent 30 min making 36 q's. The 4-square was completely omni-directional for stateside and directional for DX. Weird. I then briefly tried 80. I had lowered my 80 M 4-square to about 5' above the ground to avoid the ferocious winds predicted for Sunday, good thing too as the gusts were in the 60 - 70 mph range and big branches were falling everywhere. Late Sunday evening, I decided to go down to the shack and try to fix a computer problem. While there I decided to turn on the radio and call CQ SS on 80. No answer. With the 4 square near the ground I did not expect much. I called CQ SS again. Nothing. Ok, one more time. BOOM! 3 stations. And then a BIG pileup! And then RATE! From 0200 - 0259 I worked 163 stations! WOW! Best rate was Last 10 of 264.7 !! I have NEVER experienced anything like that in SS from CT! Even more surprising was having MULTIPLE VE4, VE5 and VE6 stations call in that raging 80 meter pileup! I used to love operating in SS but career, family and preparing for DX contests became greater time priorities for me over the past 20 years and I have not been on ; but after this really fun experience I will have to put SS back on my calendar. Tnx for all the q's and have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving! 73 Bob KQ2M