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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB   2017   Nov 18   Claimed Score

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Call: KØHC
Operator(s): WØBH
Station: KØHC

Class: School Club HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1296Sections83Total Score215,136


Club: Hesston College ARC

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-24 01:17:46
Our 2017 Hesston College ARC Sweepstakes team was one of the best in our history and included six students from aviation, computer science, nursing and disaster management. Gracie, Grace, Ryan, DJ, Amos and Tyson (all unlicensed), spent a good part of their weekend enjoying working all of you and chasing the Sweep. Before Sweeps, we got in two months of practice including evening sessions in the computer lab and operating the California QSO Party. The practice paid off. We alternated between team logging and Ryan, Gracie and Tyson, who were able to "solo" the station. Our rates always seemed to pick up when Gracie and Grace took the mic, so we gave them as much air time as possible. Because of the hurricane and my experience missing both VI and PR in the CW Sweeps, it was a true pleasure to find a VI station calling CQ on 15m a few minutes into the contest. He came right back and gave us 1A VI which we happily logged. Maybe there was hope for the Sweep! I'll bet he went on to be really popular. We broke for the night missing NL, ONN, AK and ND. We found NL and ONN on Sunday morning early. There was a big pileup working one NL on 20m, but no takers to a 15m NL until we jumped in. While doing a bit of search and pounce, we heard AK call a station, so we headed up band a bit and started calling CQ. Sure enough, a few minutes later, we had AK. ND remained elusive. Talking to others, they hadn't heard one either. The slow last few hours were rapidly approaching, so when KD0CVZ gave us a call it was high-5s all around. Each of the students got on and thanked him personally for the Sweep, which will keep our K0HC SSB Sweepstakes mug collection unbroken since 2004. Our "Sunday Sweep" attempt came up four short - GTA, NT, PR and VI (none heard). It was especially fun to chat with the other School stations (in order worked): W4AQL K5LSU W8EDU W1YK W6RFU W4UAL W9GRS W0EEE W5AHS WD5AGO W1YU W6LMU K9IU. We only worked 5 dupes this year. The students really appreciated those of you who took time to chat with them. At least two of our students are already studying for their license. We want to thank all of you for being out there for us to work, and we hope to hear you again in 2018! Our log has been uploaded to LOTW. 73, Bob, w0bh trustee, k0hc Hesston College ARC