Monday, November 6, 2017

SS CW VE8EV SO Unlimited HP

ARRL Sweepstakes Contest, CW

Call: VE8EV
Operator(s): VE8EV
Station: VE8EV

Class: SO Unlimited HP
QTH: Inuvik, NT
Operating Time (hrs): 6

 Band  QSOs
   80:    1
   40:   41
   20:   98
Total:  140  Sections = 58  Total Score = 16,240



Was kind of looking forward to this one as conditions were supposed to be good and the station is in top form (although at the moment I have no antennas up for 10/15m).  Things went off the rails right at the bell as, despite my careful configuring and testing, N1MM started doing weird things.  After a dozen QSOs I had to QRT for a few minutes and find that proverbial "obscure checkbox" that was messing things up.  Things were ok after that but there just didn't seem to be as much demand for NT as I thought there would be.  I couldn't get anything going on 40 even with the "new" 40m yagi finally up after all these years.  S&Pd through the band a couple of times and called it quits shortly after 0400z.  Never found the motivation to get back on Sunday.  Full 24-hour BIC effort guaranteed for Phone in a couple of weeks!

John VE8EV