• [VA3QV] No "Clean Sweep" in the #hamradio ARRL Sweeps

    From VA3QV via rec.radio.amateur.moderat@21:1/5 to All on Mon Nov 22 21:36:24 2021
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    My Amateur Radio Life

    No "Clean Sweep" in the #hamradio ARRL Sweeps

    Posted: 22 Nov 2021 11:30 AM PST https://va3qv.wordpress.com/2021/11/22/no-clean-sweep-in-the-hamradio-arrl-sweeps/

    But for me at least but I consider the event a fantastic success

    Operating (very casually) I made 50 contacts on 15m, 20m, 40m and 80m. As
    this was the ARRL SSB Sweepstakes all of the contacts had to be Single
    Sideband and I was more than good with that

    I was aiming just to participate to give out the Rare Ontario East (ONE)
    multi to stations who were aiming for the Clean Sweep of the 84 ARRL/RAC sections to obtain their bragging rights.

    For me . I was hoping that my small home station could put out enough
    ommph to be heard by the big guns(it could) and also to have fun playing
    radio (I did).

    My station

    Their Station

    A side effect of my efforts would hopefully raise my Worked All States
    (WAS) Counts which I have not been working on recently (and it did)

    My WAS Mixed Mode rose from 46 to 48

    My SSB WAS rose from 20 to 27 but there are still 15 stations yet to be
    heard from and some of those are new ones for me so the total count for SSB should rise a bit more once the missing 15 submits their logs

    When living in Ottawa I did complete my WAS for SSB, CW and digital, but as
    I changed cities when my family and I moved to Kingston I got to reset the counter so to speak and start over again. My previous contacts still stand
    as an Ottawa total but now I am on my way with the Kingston totals

    For only having a Pop Gun to play with I am have one helluva good time.


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