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ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW   2017   Nov 4   Claimed Score

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Call: K9CT
Operator(s): K9CT
Station: K9CT

Class: SO Unlimited HP
Operating Time (hrs): 24
Radios: SO2R  

Summary:   Compare Scores
Total:1191Sections82Total Score195,324


Club: Society of Midwest Contesters

Comments:     [email]     2017-11-06 12:34:09
Time and Windows caused a problem for me. I noticed late in the contest that my log was showing the wrong hour GMT for logging of some of the QSOs! Some of the QSOs were right but most were wrong after the time change. I had networked my N1MM Logger computers so that I had a back up log and the time would be synch'ed with Dimension 4. I don't really know what happened but I had to fix the hour on some of the QSOs after the time change (easy to do because of the sequence of QSO NR). The Logger had calculated my time off and I thought I had 5:42 minutes used and operated until 20 minutes left in SS. Well, wrong. I operated for 25 hours! I would have gladly not operated one of those hours but anyhow, I am submitting my log as is and will lose 23 QSOs and my last multiplier for a sweep, N6EE in NNY. No way to test for that and Murphy got me. Anyhow, SS CW is a fun contest and I really enjoyed the familiar calls and friends as we quickly made QSOs. It seemed like the activity was down a bit in the first few hours at least. Maybe we are losing cw operators and activity will be going down? Lots of 60's checks and not enough new ones to replace the older ones. I hope not. Last three needed were KP2, KP4 and NNY. I could understand the victims of the hurricane not getting on but NNY! Thanks to N6EE for bravely dealing with the anxious crowd in a simplex pileup! Conditions were good and but it is tough getting traction in the Midwest. Which way to point the antennas? We had some storms roll through during the contest that made copy difficult at times. QRN and fading on 80m cw can be a challenge. It seemed like there were many Q stations. You guys are very patient! It takes timing to the get the exchange through even in pieces. First time I used the website during a contest. I really enjoyed watching how everyone was doing. It was a horse race for sure. I hope everyone goes online at some time. One of the best cw contests and always enjoy SS. Thanks for the QSOs. See you in two weeks! 73, Craig K9CT Station - FlexRadio 6700 plus Maestro SO2R