Thanks to Bryan W5KFT for letting me operate from his station in the Sweepstakes again.
This is the first year I've gone to bed on Saturday night with over 1000 QSOs. I had a really slow first hour on 20 meters before things began to pick up. I think I just got lucky on 40 meters and managed to get good frequencies that held up through the broadcasters' schedules.
I had a fairly poor Sunday. Among other problems, something I ate disagreed with me and I had a couple of hours where I was on the verge of being suddenly sick. After about 1800 UTC, I was over it, but I never had good rate on Sunday anywhere on 20 meters.
This is a personal best QSO total for me, but I never heard a station from Nl or Nt sections all weekend.
Beverages - none this weekend 80 - Sloping dipoles - NE, NW from 150', SE from 135' 40 - Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 150', rotatable Cushcraft 40-2CD @ 70', fixed NE 20 - Hy-Gain 204BA @ 157', rotatable Hy-Gain 204BA @ 105', fixed NE Hy-Gain 204BA @ 53', fixed NE 15 - Hy-Gain 155CA @ 135', rotatable Hy-Gain 155CA @ 90', fixed NE Hy-Gain 155CA @ 45', fixed NE Radio 1: Kenwood TS-850SAT, Ameritron AL-1500 Radio 2: Kenwood TS-850SAT, Ameritron AL-1200 Headset: Heil Proset DVK: W9XT Contest Card Software: TR Log 6.78 Other: Ameritron RCS-8V switches, ICE bandpass filters, Top Ten Devices Band Decoders, Top Ten Devices DXDoubler, CDE rotors
Contest Logging was done with TR LOG contest logging software. The following reports and log were created using TR LOG's post-contest processor.
Last Updated 1 August 2018