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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB   2017   Nov 18   Claimed Score

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Call: K9ZO
Operator(s): K9ZO
Station: K9ZO

Class: Single Op LP
QTH: il
Operating Time (hrs): 24

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1064Sections83Total Score176,624


Club: Society of Midwest Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-23 14:34:29
Single radio. Still waiting for the Flex. As expected, the SteppIR 18e did not work on 40, so had to use an inverted vee at 35 ft. I can only imagine the results if I had had these two score boosters. The 80 meter vertical performed well. I had 268 QSOs on one frequency in 4 hours 17 minutes on Saturday evening. This really helped the QSO total and the coverage was excellent resulting in a lot of multipliers with both short and long skip. I used a 500 foot E-W beverage much of the time. No problems with side QRM because I was using a Flex 6500. On Sunday morning I needed only RI and AK. On 15 and 20 I could get through to stations, but was not quite loud enough to attract attention when calling CQ. I will have to add some low antennas next year. The difficult multipliers came early, lowering the sweep stress. At 1830Z I had 889 QSOs, so the last hours were exhausting. Lots of time at the gym made sitting in the chair easy. The new QTH seems pretty good.