The First hour or two are always the most intense in a contest and very true in Sweepstakes.
Rick AE5T and His Son N5OZB beat us out of first place in the state as well as our ARRL Division by just over one hundred Q's (106 q's to be exact)
So we were right on their heels !
A good hour and a half with a Q rate of 90 or more an hour and we could have maintained our status in First place in State and Division
Things were a bit more competitive for the region box...........
Foremost we still maintained showing in this Box
however we fell from 2006 fourth place to fifth , still a respectable finish
Again look at how close this race was !!!
KA1ARB 219,840 M (1374 QSO's)
AE5T (N5OZB, op) 182,560 M (1141 QSO's)
W5JJ 174,880 M (1093 QSO's)
W8JI 166,058 M (1051 QSO's)
KG5VK 165,440 M (1034 QSO's)
Sweepstakes Multi-op style is always fun for me
of course like most that enter contest we love to place high in the finish
This Year I believe the competition will even be tougher
with our founding members of the Louisiana Contest Club challenging
all of us for a place in that Region, Division and State places.
And of course this is the 75th year of ARRL SS
and there will be more activity than there has in recent years, possible more OPS on than ever before.
Providing even higher Q counts for everyone.
In the past our target QSO count for finish was often 1500, this year we need to shoot even higher !
ARRL SS Phone is the week-end of 15 November
The contest starts at 1500 local time that Saturday
|3||AE5T (N5OZB, op)||182,560||1,141||80||M||LA||89||24||78||470||537||56||(+ packet)|
|5||KG5VK||165,440||1,034||80||M||LA||72||24||390||76||542||26||Shreveport ARA||(+ KA5M, KF5XV, N5VU, N5FH, N5SH, K5SL)|