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AA4TI   Contact Moderator
First time in many years that I operated in a Sweepstakes.  Lot's of fun and a surprising
performance from my HOA restricted flagpole antenna!
 
AA6W   Contact Moderator
A fun contest...20 meters had a lot of activity.  Thanks for the contacts - Don.
 
AA8SW   Contact Moderator
1ST LICENSE 2017
 
AB1A   Contact Moderator
1st time 4 this event  this was FUN!
 
AB4KA   Contact Moderator
ARRL membership #0007121210
 
AB5GG   Contact Moderator
No sweep this year. Weird condx on 40m and 80m keeps us from ever hearing WTX or ND. 73 - AB5GG (
WF5X )
 
AC4G   Contact Moderator
My first November Sweepstakes.
 
AD0DB   Contact Moderator
SMARTS
 
AE7WE   Contact Moderator
Good Times
 
AE9LL   Contact Moderator
Great opportunity to check coverage of the new (in-attic)
80-meter G5RV.  The HOA will not get me down!!!
 
AF1T   Contact Moderator
I was glad to get a "Clean Sweep", thanks to Vy1AAA and to KP2M.
 
AJ6IT   Contact Moderator
This is my second Sweepstakes Contest.  I live in San Diego.  Due to
propogation I was heard by KI6RRN while I was working AB3CX, and I
heard W6XM who lives in my zip code.  All on 20m. My score Last year
was 80, and this year I am claiming 234.  13 contacts and 9 mults.
Can't wait till next November to try and beat this years score!!
 
K0HC   Contact Moderator
( 1288 * 2 ) * 83 = 213,808 IN 23:36
HESSTON COLLEGE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
FIVE UNLICENSED STUDENT OPS:
JESSICA, DANIEL, PAYNE, DJ, TATE
SWEEP AT 1705Z ON SUNDAY WITH KL7SB IN AK
4397856.arrl-ss-ssb
 
K0JJR   Contact Moderator
As I did with SS CW, I looked only for mults.  I got 73 of them.  In the states, missed only ND,
ORG, and WY,
but I had trouble with the Canadian sections.  All S+P, non-assisted.
Band     QSOs     Pts  Sec
3.5      27      54   27
7      24      48   24
14      22      44   22
Total      73     146   73
Score: 10,658
 
K0JM   Contact Moderator
It would be nice to have a 150-600 watt power category for this and other contests. For a variety of
reasons, including price and RFI with the neighbors, 500 watt amps are very popular these days. But
we who have these mid-power amps have to compete in the same category as the 1500 watt crowd. Often,
that higher power level comes with bigger antennas than can be managed on the standard, quarter-acre
lot and a middle-class income. A power category in between barefoot and full gallon would be nice.
 
K0VH   Contact Moderator
S&P 2+ hrs of low power limits it, still enjoy old fashioned unassisted.
 
K1AUS   Contact Moderator
Thanks for the contest. Propagation will be better next year.
 
K1MTD   Contact Moderator
Sweeps was a rocking contest this year! I enjoyed making contacts,
and
also listening to seasoned contesters taking the time to coach
newcomers through the exchange. As always, I contested with my
precious canine partner Blitzen comfy on her dog bed under the radio
table. It doesn't get any better than that!
 
K1SO   Contact Moderator
Wish I had more time to Contest
 
K2APD   Contact Moderator
K2APD first contest
 
K3AU   Contact Moderator
My 4.5 hours of activity was comprised of three sessions of about 90 minutes each. One on Saturday
and two on Sunday. I started out without spotting but decided to turn on spots after making 200 Q's
to chase a few mults. I added only two extra mults that way, but it was a diversion from struggling
to pull callers through the ever-present noise on the lower bands. Hourly rates varied from about 50
to 100, peaking short term at 174 (that was fun).
 
K3CCR   Contact Moderator
K3CCR is the club station at the Collington continuing-care
retirement community at FM 18OW in MD, just east of DC. N3UM and
W3GB operated Multi-1 in the 2019 SSB SS. Conditions were good;
SFI=70, Kp=0-2. In the first hr. 21- 22Z 20m. was hot; N3UM ran
for 60 Qs and 28 Western mults like ND and NT. Next hr, run on
20m. was not so hot; 42 Qs and 7 mults including SD and MT. A
QSY to  40m. got 46 Qs and 11 mults running 23-00Z including AK,
WY, and VI, but then 40 went long and rate died. W3GB got 19 Qs
and 9 mults 0028-0109Z on 80m, a short run and a few spots. He
then found a better run freq. and got 34 Qs and 9 mults in 34
min, 55/hr. An even better run freq. then got him 157 Qs and 10
mults in 3.6 hr, for a total 210 Qs and 28 mults on 80, from WCF
to QC and out to MI. Our 3-band total was 358 Qs and 74 sections
at 06Z QRT. In the AM N3UM got on at 1214Z and found 40m. much
better than the night before, 60 Qs in a 57-min. run. He then
got 24 more Qs and SFL, SF, DE, and PR on 40m, and 60 Qs and PR,
NE, and MB on 20 m. for a total of 502 Qs and 80 sects at 1623Z.
W3GB got PAC on 20m. at 1728Z, then ran well on 40m; 76 Qs and
NNY 1807- 1930Z, then 90 more Qs 22-2350Z. N3UM clicked spots on
20m. 1940-2100 for 36 Qs plus MS for a sweep. He then came back
2350-0135Z to scrape up 48 last QSOs on 80m. till rate died.
 
K3GWK   Contact Moderator
I enjoyed the contest, still working out the bugs.
 
K3LT   Contact Moderator
All QSO's 50W, Antenna is my rain gutter system loaded with MFJ-949E tuner!  Had a great time!
 
K4FBI   Contact Moderator
CHECKLOG
 
K4SBZ   Contact Moderator
Bands were noisey. Noise levell was S5-6 on all bands.
 
K4SQC   Contact Moderator
Great contest! Really only two bands in play most of the time - 100 watts and wire and still a good
time.
 
K5ZD   Contact Moderator
Always fun to chase the sweep.  Missed VI this time. :(
 
K6CSL   Contact Moderator
Conditions the worst I've ever seen in SS-SSB
 
K6DWD   Contact Moderator
First contest participation.  Much fun.
 
K7DLX   Contact Moderator
Fun running QRP. Thanks to all for the nice signal reports.
 
K7XC   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
WOW! Another SS is in the books. Seems they finally arrive and
poof their over with once again a year to wait. Sad to see
VY1AAA's last harrah but true to his word they were easy find and
work. This was by far to most organized I had been for SS SSB in
many years which made operating just plain fun. With quiet solar
conditionsa & the flux in the low 70s, 20M was perfect, 15M was
very useable both days, 40M had some weird noise that made it
useless after sunset, & 80M worked very well. Amazed at the sheer
volume of new contesters that showed up on Sunday! all those
numbers of 100 or less with checks of 17, 18, and 19! Missed NL
for a sweep. Thanks for all the Qs! See you next year!
Flex 3000, AL-80B 800W amp, 80/40M Dual Band Inv Vee @ 38ft, 3ele
20M Yagi at 43ft, & 3ele 15M Yagi @ 28ft. KB!
 
K9ACM   Contact Moderator
I am new to contesting and while my score was modest, I was thrilled to work over 50 sections and
add to my total state count. What fun! I found my fellow hams to be very helpful and patient. Thanks
for a great contest!
 
K9ARF   Contact Moderator
worst propagation ever, quit and went to play cards instead.
 
K9GY   Contact Moderator
Tough phone conditions for 100 watts and a vertical
 
K9IU   Contact Moderator
Nice to hear many more schools on the air for SSB Sweepstakes.  Bands were in good shape.  There are
no meters like 40 meters for the rate-o-meter to peak !
 
K9KE   Contact Moderator
Society of Midwest Contester
 
K9KM   Contact Moderator
19.12 ARSSPH NOV 17, 2019
 
KA1WPM   Contact Moderator
This was my first at a sweepstakes.  I didn't expect a sweep
using a G5RV-Jr sloper, so I set a goal of half the sections.  It
came down to the wire, but managed to squeak out 42 sections.  A
fair number of contacts were on 80 meters, which shouldn't have
been possible on the G5RV-Jr.  It was the only band I was able to
work other sections in the New England division.
 
KB3CS   Contact Moderator
wire antenna; sta elev. 1800ft
 
KB8ZWT   Contact Moderator
correction log
 
KC0FUE   Contact Moderator
I was limited to an Indoor antenna and 50 watts but had fun. I will try to do better next year.
 
KC0MZI   Contact Moderator
FIRST CONTEST, NOT SURE IF I DID EVERYTHING RIGHT.  PRETTY CONFUSING FOR A FIRST TIME PERSON.  MAYBE
AFTER A FEW CONTESTS IT IS EASIER.
 
KC1DPM   Contact Moderator
Greetings from VT! First time working the sweeps. Had a great time, will definitely make an
appearance on the air again next year!
 
KC3JAS   Contact Moderator
Just earned my General in March of this year, so this was a first time for me!
Some of you guys were really intense!  While I listed as others took the time to tell their contacts
exactly what they needed to report!

I have found my niche in Ham Radio, so watch out, I have experience for next year!
 
KC4NX   Contact Moderator
Had a great time. CU next year.
 
KC5VKG   Contact Moderator
My first time participating in th Sweepsteaks. Enjoyed it for what little time I was able to
participate.  Can't wait for next year.
 
KD3GC   Contact Moderator
TS-830, Center Fed Zepp, 160 meter OCF dipole, TA-33jr. The Sweepstakes is the best contest out
there. Had fun but wish band conditions were better.
 
KD3TB   Contact Moderator
Tough band conditions. 40 meters had an S9 noise level on
Saturday night....missed 4 Sections.
 
KD4CX   Contact Moderator
Fun contest. Thanx to all who worked to make this a successful contest.
 
KD4LEM   Contact Moderator
Another great contest in 2019
 
KD5C   Contact Moderator
Wrong precedent used. Should have used M instead of U.
 
KD5FBA   Contact Moderator
Best personal score and # of contacts
 
KD7AKE   Contact Moderator
My rig is a Yaesu 857D at 100 watts, Antenna is a G5RV on a 30 foot tower. My QTH is in southern
Utah next to Bryce Canyon National Park. This is my second year doing the November Sweepstakes. I
use the N3FJP Contest softwear for logging my contacts., and I love it. I hope to improive my
station by next year. Many stations I could hear but was unable to astablish a QSO. That made it
hard for me to do better than I did.
 
KD9GY   Contact Moderator
part-time effort, couple hours each day.  Still lots of fun!
 
KD9MEU   Contact Moderator
First contest!
 
KE0MHJ   Contact Moderator
Casual Op around family time.
 
KE0TT   Contact Moderator
K3/10 driving a Ten Tec 405 to 50 watts to a 90' dipole up 45'.  Thanks for a few Q's !  73,  Dan 
ke0tt
 
KE4ET   Contact Moderator
Worked by scanning a band twice, then changing band. Did not call CQ.
Paper logging which slowed me down a lot! 200W, vertical antenna. Had
some clock troubles. Clock died towards the end.
 
KE4H   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
(no comments)
 
KE5ISO   Contact Moderator
I erred using the software incorrectly and managed to not  give out the number 9.  Thus no number 
nine in my listing.
 
KE5LQ   Contact Moderator
2019 ARRL SS PHONE
 
KG2E   Contact Moderator
Transmitted at 12-15W into a 35' end-fed wire antenna sloping from 25'
 
KI4CKZ   Contact Moderator
My first contest experience
 
KI7MZH   Contact Moderator
The log I submitted has a dupe. #13 and #62.
His call sign W3IDT. Mine on # 62 says WI3IDT should be W3IDT. He did not say that
I was a dupe for him on #62. So his log on 11-16-19 14174 21:52 probably has my call sign
incorrect.

Was interesting that none of the contestants that I worked had a license after 2012. Guess I am a
newbie!!

Hope this clears up any error. I haven't been contesting very long.

Rosemary Day
 
KJ4YKG   Contact Moderator
Great contest.
 
KJ7GUI   Contact Moderator
Rookie, first licensed 5-29-19
 
KJ9C   Contact Moderator
It's phone.... meh! Sure were a lot of MDC/VA/EPA on !!!!
 
KK7AC   Contact Moderator
MISSED NL FOR SWEEP. I LOGGED KP3MM TWICE..IT APPEARS THAT HE
DID NOT CORRECTLY LOG ME DURING OUR FIRST QSO AT 2134 ON
2019-11-16. HE WORKED ME AGAIN AND I FORCED THE 2ND QSO INTO
THE LOG AT 2319 ON 2019-11-17. SO I AM NOT SURE WHICH QSO ARRL
WILL COUNT, SO I KEPT BOTH QSO'S IN LOG. GREAT TIME AS ALWAYS.
 
KM8AM   Contact Moderator
1st time my XYL, KM8Q, let me use her station for SS in a long
time!  Had a great time.  TNX to Tony, VE7CNX and Dave, VA7EGZ
for calling me at the same time to give me my clean
sweep.......Two super guys that made my day.  Nice to hear some
great, crisp audio AND punchy QRP stations getting the job done..
Overall - fantastic weekend.
 
KN4ETD   Contact Moderator
This was my first SS - great fun. I enjoyed the challenge of the more compl
ex exchange.

Please note that due to a usb-cable malfunction (user error!) I have manual
ly entered the approximate frequencies for QSOs 1-8. They are accurate in t
hat they were all contacts on 40 M. Otherwise the times, serial #s, Xchgs e
tc for these QSOs are good.

I would have deleted these QSOs from my log and started over, except that a
ll subsequent serial numbers of the contest would have been nonsensical and
the 8 stations that I worked might have lost credit for the QSO in their l
ogs.

See you next year!
 
KN4FRG   Contact Moderator
IC-7300 G5RV
 
KN4PTU   Contact Moderator
First contest! Got a lot to learn. Lesson 1, QRP is hard.:
 
KN4RFK   Contact Moderator
1st contest
 
KO2WW   Contact Moderator
My first Sweepstakes ever.

73s Chris KO2WW / DL1MGB
 
KP3MM   Contact Moderator
Tribander and wires. 500 watts K3S / KPA500. 5 hours. Conditions were like a magic show. Now you
hear it. Now you don't. Terrible on all bands. I'm retired and can't seem to find the time to put in
a full effort.
 
KS7T   Contact Moderator
Couldn't believe how flat the low bands were. Made QSOS from
coast to coast on 40 and 80 but they were few and far between. Sure
wasn't like other low sun spot years and no pipeline sundown prop
on 20 either Sunday although 20 had lots of good sigs in the morning but
flattenned out earlier than usual on Sunday up here in the Rockies.
 
KU4FX   Contact Moderator
TB wires
 
KV8Z   Contact Moderator
HAD A GREAT TIME!
 
KZ2I   Contact Moderator
Fun as usual. But this old man is starting to feel his age.  Getting up from my siesta Sunday
morning was more difficult than ever.

High points:
1.  Moving up to 15m to see if VE6 or VE7 might be lurking.  Instead find KP2M off the back of the
beam for needed mult.
2.  Calling CQ on 20, looking for VE6 and VE7.  Get a call from KK7Y who is mobile in Alberta.  So,
talked him through exchange and KK7Y/VE6/M gave me that mult.  Later, worked VE6AO and VE6EX for
insurance.
3.  VE7SS answering my cq to give me the Sweep.  Still exciting after all these years.
4.  Quite a few CK 19.  First SS.  Made a point of welcoming them to the fold.

Low points:
1. QRN on 80m from unknown sources
2. Even more NOISE on Sunday night, due to rain, mist, fog, aliens, etc
 
KZ3W   Contact Moderator
First formal entry into the SS and it was a great time!  I want to thank every operator I worked for
being so patient and helpful!
 
N0DIM   Contact Moderator
Operating Location - Hartwell, GA
 
N0MHK   Contact Moderator
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N0YO   Contact Moderator
Lots of fun! I found out that at 68 years of age I really need to pace myself as I ran out of steam
long before the end of the contest.
 
N1CEO   Contact Moderator
MY FIRST NOVEMBER ARRL SSB SWEEPSTAKES
 
N1XIH   Contact Moderator
Plenty of equipment, antenna and land use problems resulting in only
the dipole being used. All paper logs as usual. Contacts logged by WWV
and GPS locked clock at end of contact.
 
N3DPB   Contact Moderator
CQ SS...THE ANNUAL CHANT TO BRING ON THE HOLIDAYS....
 
N3XZ   Contact Moderator
Worst band conditions ever.
 
N4BP   Contact Moderator
2019 ARRL SSSSB
 
N4GRC   Contact Moderator
My FIRST contest where I actually submitted a log file! Fun contest, but had to get the "hang" of
the reporting format, but after a while, I sounded like the other ham veterans! Although I did not
run a "full-gallon:, I did work 57 sections! Will be there for next years SSB SS!
 
N5WMQ   Contact Moderator
hurry back 10 meters
 
N5YHF   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
Operated SSB Sweepstakes from Choke Canyon State Park in McMullen County, Texas.  A number of folks
stopped to ask about the station.  Weather conditions were very good.
 
N6DW   Contact Moderator
My first sweep in a dozen years, and I thought PR was going to elude me.  Spotting didn't help. PR
never showed up in my spots. But PR magically appeared when I was scanning 40m one last time.  Of
course making the sweep gave me energy and I added another 20 contacts to the log.
 
N6ZE   Contact Moderator
Good news: talked with some of my long time VHF Weak Signal friends
during the Sweepstakes.
Chief complaint: grotesque 20 meter band propagation on Sunday. I
heard a bunch of fairly weak “Big Gun” stations calling “CQ”
endlessly with very few responses. I called stations & called “CQ”
endlessly for hours and made only 5 QSOs with my 100 watts and simple
vertical.
 
N7FAN   Contact Moderator
First SS in over 30 years. Wish I could have spent more time operating.
 
N7MZW   Contact Moderator
IC-7300,Heil Pro Micro Headset,and ZS6BKW up 50 feet running N-S at 6,053 feet elevation.No 10 or 15
Meter stations heard at my shack.62% of contacts were made on 40,33% on 20,and a mere 5% of all
contacts were made on 80 Meters.Not sure which was more crowded:20 or 40,but I sure had a lot of
bookend QRM,and folks QSLing in my face even after being on the frequency for a long time! QSB was
very pronounced at times,but crowded bands were the biggest challenge by far.Nice to work fellow
Grand Mesa Club members:K0UK,WT0DX,W0GJT,and W0ETT.The usual suspects hurt may rate with the
completely unnecessary "Please Copy" jazz,and it was quite evident that a few folks did not
understand the contest exchange elements but I was glad to walk several new contesters as well as a
few drive-bys through the proper exchange.Always a fun event, and my favorite contest by far. 72
sections worked means no clean sweep,but I think I did pretty well with my 100 watt,no tower,no
beam,single wire antenna station. Thanks to all who worked me. November Seven Many Zebras Walking
 
N7VP   Contact Moderator
11/17/2019 ARRL Sweepstakes
 
N8HKU   Contact Moderator
Only contacts on 40/80 for this contest.
 
N8JLM   Contact Moderator
This was my first SSB Sweepstakes! Really enjoyable and addictive.
 
N8YXR   Contact Moderator
ND and BC where were you all my contest!!!!!
 
N9EAX   Contact Moderator
Terrible band condx.
 
N9OK   Contact Moderator
I had prior plans that couldn't be changed for most of Sunday.
Close but no cigar on the clean sweep. I forgot how much I enjoy
the SS contest (at least the phone flavor... don't care for the
CW version due to my crap CW skills). The bands seemed long to
me. Very unusual to not hear MS at all, ND not unusual. If I had
more time Sunday I would have run for awhile which should have
netted the last 2 sections I needed (MS and ND).
 
NA1ME   Contact Moderator
First time SOQRP Phone, after having operated QRP CW for 50 years.  Scratch it off my Ham Radio
Bucket List!
 
NC4MI   Contact Moderator
5X9 NOISE ON ALL BANDS
 
NC8N   Contact Moderator
ORIGINALLY I COMMENTED I WAS NOT ABLE TO UPLOAD MY LOG FILE LATER DISCOVERED I HAD TO HAVE AN ENTRY
IN THE ASSOCIATED CLUB BOX  "NOT LISTED" AT TOP OF PULL DOWN WAS MISSED WHEN GOING DIRECTLY TO
SECTION 4 CALLS AND "WHOOOPS " WENT AWAY AND LOG UPLOAD WAS SUCCESSFUL.  INSTRUCTIONS RE CLUB NO
CLUB   WERE ABSENT/ UNCLEAR.
 
ND8DX   Contact Moderator
As usual, during Sweepstakes, you end up assisting a few operators who are unfamiliar with the
contest work up their exchange, nothing new. You urge them to go work
a few more people and have some fun. What was diffent this year was the number of positive comments
I received from those who waited in my pile up while I did this.
And the most memorable moment this year was having one of those I helped call me toward the end
thanking me for helping them and telling me how much fun they had.
Hopefully some of those I assisted will be on next year, having fun.
 
NS7U   Contact Moderator
Fun contest, and I worked some new band/mode entities.
 
VE2EZD   Contact Moderator
FT-950
 
VE3EL   Contact Moderator
Good...but....short opening on 15 made the day!!  Great Contest
 
VE7BGP   Contact Moderator
I had a lot of fun with this years SS Contest. I made my first 15
contacts with my Vintage 10 watt FT-7 then I used my recently
obtainedClassic IC-756 Pro. 73 Gerry
 
W0AO   Contact Moderator
All QSOs from my mobile with short Hustler antenna on a hill in a local park.
 
W0HGW   Contact Moderator
Sorry I did not get all the precedence (power) and check number on my first QSO.  First time
jitters.
 
W0MI   Contact Moderator
Had a great time good station, good food, good conditions. Only downlside was falling short of a
Clean Sweep
 
W1QK   Contact Moderator
Thank you for sponsoring the contest.
 
W1RO   Contact Moderator
ARRL SS PHONE contest was interesting to see how bands that have been reported as dead over the past
couple of years were all a blaze with signals. Scope looked like a normal day of operating in the
1980x. 73 de W!RO
 
W2DLT   Contact Moderator
FRANKFORD RADIO CLUB
 
W4AAA   Contact Moderator
With everything still setup from the Sweepstakes CW contest two weeks prior, I basically just had to
switch to a microphone headset and I was ready to go. There is typically more activity in the phone
leg so I looked forward to a busy weekend but instead my first hours were disappointingly 20% slower
than in the SS CW. As the sun set my run rates improved and I made 88 QSO in 60 minutes on 80
meters. There was a lot of QSB this year and more than a few stations completely disappeared before
the QSO information was exchanged, which was frustrating. 20m was great for working the distant rare
sections and I found some interesting short skip openings however even with using very large
antennas I just did not have good run rates. During slower times, I listened on a second receiver
for multipliers or new stations that could be easily workable between the run radio’s contacts.
Thanks for the QSOs, especially those that made a special effort to activate rare ARRL sections. I
would also like to thank my QSL manager Tim WD9DZV for putting my logs on LoTW, E-QSL and ClubLog as
well as answering any QSL cards that come through the mail or bureau.

73,
John KK9A,op

http://www.w4aaa.com
 
W4IPC   Contact Moderator
Good contest this year, bands weren't the greatest but we did what we could. enjoyed it as always.
see you all next year.



Radio: FT1000MP
Amp: Al-811HD
 
W4RN   [photo/doc]   Contact Moderator
PLEASE! Ask the "Doctor" to acquaint hams with ALC and how to use it.  Absolute TRASH audio from 70%
of all stns.
 
W4ZYT   Contact Moderator
Spotty conditions, but good participation.
 
W5AFV   Contact Moderator
Great contest with plenty of activity
 
W5KS   Contact Moderator
See you next year.
 
W6UE   Contact Moderator
There is a string of contacts without exact frequency information because
I forgot to resync N1MM+ with the radio during the second day of activity.
The frequencies were updated as accurately as possible, but the LOG file
did not receive the changes. I can supply an ADIF file if that is needed.
 
W7LKG   Contact Moderator
Glad to be around for another PH SS. Pretty active on the bands, and propagation was pretty fair.
See you all next year. 73, Rick.
 
W7UNR   Contact Moderator
School: University Nevada Reno
 
W8EDU   Contact Moderator
Great fun from the midwest, hope we can track down some of our
local noise before next year.
 
W8EOG   Contact Moderator
Log submitted for check-log only.
 
W8WOT   Contact Moderator
This was done on rain gutters on the side of my condo. Wish I had more time that day before I had to
leave for work.
 
W9GDT   Contact Moderator
1st contest
 
WA2ALY   Contact Moderator
IC-7000, TT 238C, INVERTED L / 120 RADIALS, KLM KT-34A @ 50'.
 
WA3EKL   Contact Moderator
CQ SS.....THE CALL TO BRING ON THE HOLIDAY SEASON
 
WA4BD   Contact Moderator
Long round trip!

The last couple of years I've been restricted from operating due to high RF interference levels at
the home QTH in Toronto. I own a Florida residence for use during the winter, and I thought it was
appropriate that I obtain a US ticket, so I took the test and was licensed as WA4BD. I do some
operating from Florida in the winter months.

This year, I wanted to participate in the SS, so I signed up for Remote Ham Radio, allowing me to
enjoy the contest from a great site in Maine. I always try for a clean sweep, and, ironically,
although I could work most Ontario sections, GTA (Toronto area) eluded me. Finally, to my
satisfaction, I worked a station in the GTA.

So, there I was, a Canadian with a US licence, sitting in Toronto, operating a station in Maine(as a
W4, just to add confusion). To my delight, I worked a Toronto station located just 20 miles
away...Now that's what I call long-path!

73 
Doug VA3BD/ WA4BD
 
WA4OFW   Contact Moderator
First SS since back in the late 1970s. Had a good time and was surprised to make contacts to 48
states but could not find ND or OK. I enjoy the challenge of the more unique exchange used in SS.
Thanks to all for keeping this great contest going.
 
WA6KHK   Contact Moderator
Blew my amp in SS CW test so had to go low power.  Pretty frustrating. One month since my wife died.
 
WA6URY   Contact Moderator
Operated remote from Tokyo, Japan
 
WA9YI   Contact Moderator
Less antenna on 40 than I wanted, almost NVIS.  Still enjoyed working 42 sections and watching
propagation change as the hours passed.  Many good operators helping pull out the weak ones like me.
 
WB0RUR   Contact Moderator
Great contest, lots of fun.  Wish cndx were better!
 
WB4OMM   Contact Moderator
A Clean Sweep!
 
WB7GR   Contact Moderator
First time for Sweepstakes. Lots of fun!
 
WB7QMR   Contact Moderator
Flex6300, Outbacker Ant
 
WB8UBR   Contact Moderator
MY FIRST CONTEST. JUST GETTING MY FEET WET. IT WAS A BLAST!
 
WD0BGZ   Contact Moderator
Operated 40-meters only with a Yaesu FT-950 at 100-watts and a Cushcraft rotatable dipole at 45-feet
 
WE2KEY   Contact Moderator
CHECK LOG ONLY!!!
Mni tks QSOs. CUL. 73 de WE2KEY/5
 
WI9B   Contact Moderator
the band was nuts, hear Hawaii calling CQSS and not getting any replies.
 
WJ4HCP   Contact Moderator
ARRL Sweepstakes PH November 2019
 
WQ6X   Contact Moderator
This was another WQ6X "automated" portable operation from W7AYT in Concord.

While technically there were no Space-WX storms, signal levels were
extremely down and the slowwwww DEEP-Fading would cut exchanges off
mid-delivery - Bummer DEWD.
While I see from other posts that all sections were on the air at
some time, based on what *I* heard, there was limited activity.
Nevertheless, the ones that WERE there ran very well using a
collection of Audacity-made .Wav files.

LooK for a write up on this GiG soon in the WQ6X Contest BLOG:
http://WQ6X.Blogspot.Com
 
WQ9T   Contact Moderator
Thanks to KL7SB (AK) and N5EE (AR), I finally have 40m WAS Phone after 39 years.
 
WR4I   Contact Moderator
Got the hard ones this year but missed 7 easy ones!