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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB   2017   Nov 18   Claimed Score

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Call: K8TE
Operator(s): K8TE KS5Z
Station: K8TE

Class: Multi-Op LP
QTH: Buena Vista CO
Operating Time (hrs): 10:10

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:588Sections78Total Score91,728


Club: [none]

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-21 07:05:07
Much different conditions and results than 2015 when we set a record! We tried Low Power again with very mixed results. While we received many unsolicited good reports, it was often tough going on 20m! Tuning through that band early Sunday afternoon, I found nothing but dupes and many of those we’re not making high rates! By then, we were over 200 QSO’s behind 2015! Terry and I started a conversation that lasted two hours. I was done although Terry went back to make another 15 contacts with no new sections. This is the first year we’ve missed a Clean Sweep since 2013! We used an IC-7600 here in CO again but I don’t believe that was the cause for the large number of distorted signals I heard. Many were well-known big guns with mic gains turned way up resulting in very broad, nasty signals. I noticed one who turned his mic gain way up to work NL and back down for CQ’ing. I guess that proves providing an ethics introduction to Contest University is still necessary. Thanks to all who pulled us through the bedlam. With declining propagation conditions, we’ll reconsider running Low Power for the next few years. We’ll be back, God willing, next year from somewhere.