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[3830] SS SSB WE9V SO Unlimited HP

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Subject: [3830] SS SSB WE9V SO Unlimited HP
From: webform@b4h.net
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Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 20:52:40 -0800
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                    ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB

Call: WE9V
Operator(s): WE9V
Station: WE9V

Class: SO Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs): 14
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs
   80:  144
   40:  118
   20:  860
   15:   29
   10:    1
Total: 1152  Sections = 80  Total Score = 184,320

Club: Society of Midwest Contesters


Wasn't really excited about operating this one, but wanted
to get on for a while anyway.  Sure enough, once I start,
that excited feeling comes back a bit, but not enough to
overcome the lack of sleep due to a 4 month old daughter
and an XYL that insists that I have plenty of family time
each day.  She did leave me alone for a bit both days when
she and baby went Christmas shopping, so that was nice.

20M was unbelievable from here.  I've never spent that much
time on 20M in SS before, nearly doubling my normal 20M
line.  Conversely, 40 and 80M numbers were the lowest
I've ever had.  Very non-typical from the upper Midwest.
But 20M was nice...no pig farmers, no BC, and it the skip
zone was decent East and West.  Saw no reason to leave it.

Highlight:  Sitting on 14182.2 for 6 hours straight Sunday,
with decent rates (70-100/clk hr), not getting up to eat, drink
or pee.  (I forgot to bring any food/drink to the operating
position, I had no idea that my wife was going to let me
operate that long so I was unprepared for that long chair

Lowlight:  Being run off of 14233 earlier, after asking if
freq in use, hearing no answer, after making 9 QSOs in
4 minutes, then the SSTVers decided that it's QRL bitching
at me.  Then getting jammed by some noise that definitely
wasn't SSTV.  Moved and found that nice 14182 freq noted

Highlight:  Later listening to a string of Beavis and Butthead
being played back on 14230 for quite a while.  I hope the
SSTVers liked that dose of their own medicine.  "ARE YOU

Highlight:  Being able to work VY1JA/QRP in the first few minutes
of contest, then having VY1CQ and VE8NSD call me few minutes later
almost back to back.  THREE NT's in the log in the first 24
mintues of the contest.  Wow.

Highlight:  70 mults in the log in 2hrs 45min.  79 mults in log
in 4.5hrs.  Not exactly a lowlight:  last mult in log 3 hours

Overall, very fun, especially when you don't chug away during
those last hours.  14 hours makes it still interesting, as does
the SMC chatroom for the M's and U's.  Keeps it very fun.

Chad WE9V

Some stats:

Last 5 sections worked, and # worked by end of 'test:
MN      19   (mult #75)
ON      11
SD      6
RI      6
WPA     6
NE      3    (last mult worked)

Most and least sections worked:
VA      68              PR      1
CO      53              PAC     2
IL      49              NL      2
NC      37              NT      3
MDC     35              MB      3
WWA     33              SK      3
EPA     32              KY      3
SCV     32              NNY     3
STX     30              NE      3
EMA     29              AK      4
NNJ     29              VI      4
GA      29              SB      4
CT      26              IA      4
ENY     25              DE      4

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