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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW   2017   Nov 4   Claimed Score

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Call: W1NN
Operator(s): W1NN
Station: W1NN

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 22
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:936Sections81Total Score151,632


Club: Mad River Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-06 05:25:04
I got a good start and Saturday night generally went well. By the time I took my first break I was 50 contacts ahead of my 2016 pace. Sunday morning up until around noon was also pretty good. In most years 80 is my money band. I have a better antenna there and it always plays well for me. One year I actually had over 640 contacts there. But this year was really different. 40 just kept producing so I stayed there. I put up a new temporary 40 dipole and I think it helped but I think conditions were also favorable for my part of the country. It seemed like there was both short and long skip. I managed to crack the pileup on KL7SB there on 40 on my second call, so the antenna must be doing well. But things went down hill fast on Sunday afternoon. The rate plummeted and I couldn't do much about it. Then around 5PM local, the storms moved in, the QRN level shot up, and I had to shut down a couple of times. Earlier I thought it would be no problem to get over the 1,000 barrier, but it was not to be. I think it's been over five years since I was able to do that. I was among those who missed NNY. And despite all the second radio tuning I did, I never even came across that N6EE pileup that others wrote about. Must have happened during one of my breaks. Lots of fun, despite the painful last 8 hours. Sticking it out to the bitter end separates the men from the boys! I guess I can't claim to be in the first group because I QRT'd at 9 PM local to watch Poldark. Had I stuck it out for that last hour, my Q total might be 10 or 15 higher. CU next year, I hope. 73, Hal