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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW   2017   Nov 4   Claimed Score

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Call: N4KG
Operator(s): N4KG
Station: N4KG

Class: Single Op LP
Operating Time (hrs): 13:34

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:421Sections78Total Score65,676


Club: Alabama Contest Group

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-05 19:47:40
I used the CW SS to familiarize myself with recently upgraded software (N1MM+)and station control (radio keying). A BIG THANK YOU to Billy, AA4NU, for numerous trips to my station to facilitate the upgrades and work on antenna repairs. I spent more time on the air than intended but did get comfortable with N1MM+ and the wireless keyboard. One recommendation to N1MM users, turn OFF the Contest Word Spacing ! At high speeds, Contest Word Spacing runs everything together resulting in multiple requests for repeats at 40-50 wpm when the numbers could be copied the First Time with slightly wider spacing and lower speed. I lost count of the number of times I was asked to repeat my CHECK. Finally, I put a SPACE between the numbers and had way fewer requests for repeats. A half space would be a nice addition. 15m provided some nice multipliers facilitated by the 'Geographic Filter' (i.e. skip distance). I heard LOTS of MT and VE7 stations but never could find VE6 on CW. NLI was nowhere to be found until I heard one on 40M Sunday morning with a HUGE pileup. Went to 20M and a QRP NLI station called me:-). Missed NNY WY KP2 VE6 Last sections worked: VE4 KP4 Antennas were sub-optimum, especially for a domestic contest, but seemed to perform adequately. 80M Elevated GP (40 ft tower w/TH7 topload) 40M Corner Fed Delta Loop (bottom wire 3 ft above ground) 20m TH7 at 40 ft plus Inverted Vee aimed JA/SA at 50 ft 15m TH7 at 40 ft Radio: Icom 746 with cascaded 500 Hz filters at 100w.