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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB   2017   Nov 18   Claimed Score

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Call: WB4FDT
Operator(s): WB4FDT
Station: W3LPL

Class: SO Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1103Sections81Total Score178,686


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-20 20:37:08
Thanks to Frank for putting up with me and Bob, W3IDT and I'll try not to break anything like Headphones, rotators or ???. For a CW operator, SS Phone is a real strain. CW contesting is more of a symphony, and SSB contest is just noise. I missed North Dakota and Puerto Rico somehow. Again, as in the CW contest, 15 meters was dead and 40 meters during the early afternoon was sparse, so there was only the 20 meter band for the two of us, so this slowed us down until 40 came back in the late afternoon. At the Frederick meeting there was some discussion about whether to start the SS on 40 or 20 meters. The answer is 20 meters. I started on 40 meters and after 75 minutes or so, Bob was 60 contacts ahead of me. When Bob and I traded positions and I got on 20 meters, after the next 75 minutes I noticed that Bob and I now had the identical number of contacts! So unless you have a wet noodle for an antenna, start on 20!