The 2011 ARRL November Sweepstakes, CW version, is history. This is one of my favorite contests and this year, after many intervening years, I need to get out the broom. According to the N1MM logger report, my “On Time” was 16:46 (1006 mins). It seemed longer than that to me, but I knew that I’d never make it for the full 24 hours allowed.
I know at least 2 other members were participating because I worked one of them , W1WBB, and heard W1AN as he masterfully busted the early pile up on the VE4 late on Sunday afternoon. I tried for a while to get him, but finally went up to watch the football game. At half time I came back down here and found the pile up not quite so huge. After a couple of attempts, I finally worked the VE4DR at 2240Z on 20 meters. The thing that is so great about that is that MB was my final section for the Clean Sweep! I worked VY1EI earlier as he wandered around the 10 meter spectrum after trying to sort out the bedlam he was causing. I came across him shortly after he has QSYed to a new frequency and worked him first call. Those were the only 2 sections that I was missing since about 0800 local on Sunday morning.
I operated SOAB HP Unlimited. Here are my results…
Band QSOs Sect 3.5 99 6 7 196 24 14 150 8 21 137 31 28 98 11 Total 680 80 Score : 108,800