2018 ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, SSB
Operator(s): K1ECU W1WBB W1AN
Class: Multi-Op HP
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Total: 917 Sections = 83 Total Score = 152,222
Club: CT RI Contest Group
Bill W1WBB and Charles K1ECU and I enjoyed the fair to decent condition last weekend on phone. I started out on 20M Saturday running low power. That proved to be a very frustrating experience. It seemed I couldn’t even hear myself so I jumped to HP and warmed up the amp. By about midnite I had worked nearly 70 sections. An early start in the morning before sunrise got the section total easily to near 80 before the arrival of the the first relief crew member Bill W1WBB. I became backup/break operator for the rest of the contest when Charles K1ECU arrived later. WY was number 81. Two back to back NL sections were worked to fill slot number 82. Last section 83 worked was AK by Bill. Worked W1XX, W1CTN, K1ECU (from home qth). Heard KI1G very late.
NG1Mike stopped by Sunday noonish to visit and operate. Lunch and an extended chat session got in the way of operating, but he did go home with a rig and cables to test out his new tower and antennas. He just may be on for the 10M contest with his new setup.
73, John W1AN