2015 ARRL SSB Sweepstakes

Like the week before, there were multiple prior commitments made that prevented me from operating much in this years SSB sweepstakes but I got some time in and it was pretty productive.

I was just able to operate Sunday morning into early Sunday afternoon so there wasn’t a lot of 40m activity and no 80m activity. I was surprised to work 76 of the 83 sections missing SC, MS, PAC (Hawaii), SB (one of the California sections), AK,  and 2 Canadian Provinces – NL & QC. Quebec should have been easy if I was able to be on when 80m was active.

While scanning 10m I came across ZD7FT in St Helena Island, so I worked Peter and then went back to the contest.

I had just switched to 20m when I found a VI (Virgin Island) station on, worked it, and then my wife said it was time to leave for an early dinner with friends and then the airport to pick up one of the kids for Thanksgiving break from college.

Not a bad summary from N1MM+ for a few hours on the air:

 Band     QSOs    Pts  Sec
    7      66     132   26
   14      69     138   30
   21      33      66   14
   28      22      44    6
Total     190     380   76

Score : 28,880

Fun time on a Sunday before a week off from work for Thanksgiving.