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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB   2017   Nov 18   Claimed Score

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Call: K7HKR
Operator(s): K7HKR
Station: K7HKR

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 17

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:188Sections72Total Score27,072


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-20 06:52:12
100 watts, 3-foot diameter (15/20) and 8-foot diameter (40/80) magnetic loops from AZ Last year's SSB SS was my first time ever on the air and I made a few QRP QSOs with an early prototype loop, so this is my first real effort. All S&P. I was so excited to find 15 meters open at the beginning that I sent the wrong precedence in my first 5 QSOs! After dark, I thought conditions on 40 were great, but had to take a nearly 3-hour break to be at work. I was surprised at the number of mults I was getting, including some I thought would be difficult. That included my first-ever RI QSO, and an S9+10 signal from MAR at their local sunrise. I took my second optional break at 1400UT (7am local) sitting at 68 mults and 156 QSOs. That deluded me into thinking that I might get close to a sweep. After I came back, things sort of went downhill. There were still some new stations to be had on 15 and 20, but getting a new multiplier became like trying to work a DXpedition or work Europe in a DX contest, nearly hopeless. An NT station somehow pulled me out of the pileup, but I think I botched the exchange in the marginal conditions. I stopped to take a nap a little after 20UT, and never found my way back to the radio. Quite an enjoyable contest through 14UT and a pleasure to work so many enthusiastic ops. Sections missed: SFL, WTX, NV, ND, SD, NL, QC, ONE, GTA, AK, PR