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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW   2017   Nov 4   Claimed Score

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Call: N8II
Operator(s): N8II
Station: N8II

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 11.7

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:631Sections80Total Score100,960


Club: Potomac Valley Radio Club

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-06 08:39:18
It was a long half a SS! I was already well behind the leaders at 0140Z and my back hurt(chiropractor visit Friday) from the stress of copying that long exchange, so I quit for the night. I also had to cut grass Saturday. Hats of to all who operated nearly full time or more. Sunday was great until 40 dropped off and then very slow to slow. At the start, 20 was going great (no great rate here) and even enhanced by Es into 4's, 8's, and 9's well past any hope for F2, but activity collapsed around 2345Z. 80 sounded good with a very short skip zone at least at first and loud mid western stations. Sunday was best early with short skip on 40 in the 13Z hour never to be repeated the rest of the day (PA and most of NJ skipping over). 15 was open fairly well, but not to very populated areas for most of the day. It was a long time before any WA stations were heard late afternoon. Sunday evening on 80 was pretty dreadful with a long skip zone and lots of noise from the storms to the west; stations like N2IC and W0UA were loud around their sunset. Getting the mults was tough! The last mult found was SK on 15 in the 19Z hour, next QSO was another one and found one more soon thereafter. AK was loud. Never heard a trace of PR and VI (not surprised, hope they can recover) and NNY (looks like NM2O from PVRC was not on or on little). Thanks for the QSO's. As N9RV says, providing fills is a lost art, lots of time wasted with people sending the entire exchange again. Also had a lot of the dreaded "AGN" following sent exchange even with stations who were very loud here and I never sent over 30 WPM and did slow slow down for the obviously CW impaired. SS CW is not my cup of tea, phone is better with more activity. 73, Jeff