ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW
Class: SO Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs): 22
Total: 601 Sections = 78 Total Score = 93,288
Now the two biggest contests for me of the year are over. A week ago in CQ WW DX
SSB I got 2050 contacts on 15 meters. Really floored me. Band conditions have
been incredible. This contest has some of the biggest challenges and I'm glad I
got to 600 QSO mark. With 1.5 KW behind me and great band conditions, I could
have done a little better. Despite the fact I practice my CW every day, at
times I feel like a newbie in this contest. I tell myself I love HF contesting,
I love CW, and I love sweepstakes. Just keep rifling down the cokes and stay
glued to the radio. I've got a ARRL Sweepstakes plaque on the wall and maybe
one year I'll get another one. The words of encourage I get from many operators
is appreciated. If I was totally into just having fun, I would just S&P. But if
I did that my score would have been 400 QSOs, not 600.
Lots of ops were running unlimited. Lots. That category has acceptance now.
One really funny moment was when I QSYed to move away from one of the big
sunday afternoon pileups onto VY1. In moving up the band, I decided to get a
QSO with W8ID (or a similar callsign) who was running on 10 meters. Well darned
if I didn't bring the pileup right onto him. He really must have been wondering
what the hell was going on. Instant chaos on his running frequency. I said
sorry for bring the pile onto him and moved on.
Next two contests, ARRL Sweeps SSB and CQ WW DX contest CW, are pure fun. Let's
hope 10 meters continues to stay open this month!
Thanks for the Qs everyone.
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