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2008 CTDXCC Sweepstakes Phone Operations

Station  Op    Call   Category   QSOs    Mults   Score
NX5M    NX5M    NX5M    SOLP      170     62      21,080
K3TD    K3TD    K3TD    SOLP      111     54      11,988
K5WA    K5WA    K5WA    SOHP     1890     79     298,620
W5KFT   WM5R    W5KFT   SOHP     1744     79     275,552
W5ASP   W5ASP   W5ASP   SOHP     1004     80     160,000
K5TR    K5TR    K5TR    SOHP      830     78     129,480
W5RQ    W5RQ    W5RQ    SOHP      728     79     115,024
N5XU    AA5BT   N5XU    SOHP      140     79      22,120
K5NA    many    K5NA    M/S      2185     80     349,600

K5NA ops: KU5B, N5ZC, K5DU, K5NA

"I was slightly sick with a cold the week before the Sweepstakes, but I was feeling fine on Friday and when the contest started. I ended up pretty much losing my voice in hour 3 or 4 of the contest, but I kept going, hoping it would improve as it sometimes has in the past. It just keep getting worse. I quit at 6.5 hours into the contest and tried again later, but it was not getting any better. Those few of you I called on Sunday know how bad I sounded. I found that I really like this contest and even after quiting last night I really wanted to work guys today. If I could have I would still be in the chair at the end even if I was 1000 contacts behind." - K5TR

"I missed most of the contest due to travel to Boston. Too bad - Sweepstakes is fun!" - K3TD

"I did a half-hearted attempt at this - SSB is not my favorite mode (it ranks somewhere below pulling out all my fingernails), and I don't think I've ever done SS-SSB. I just noodled and tried for a sweep but even failed at that - missed MS...." - AA5BT (@ N5XU)

"This is the best score this station has ever made for Sweepstakes in either mode. Band conditions seemed very good for the weekend. We have a chance to set a new West Gulf multi-op record if our score holds up. KU5B and N5ZC came over and they did 99% of the operating and we (K5NA & K5DU) only had to fill in for them once in a while. Colin and Rich did a terrific job and they are both great operators." - K5NA

"I can't believe I couldn't catch KP4. I heard NP4Z once as he was running around, but I never got a KP4 in the log." - K5WA

"I was particularly encouraged by the number of 07 and 08 checks I received. A quick scan of my log shows over 20 of them. Nice to hear some new blood in the Sweepstakes. Reality also set in, as I received very few checks in the 50s. I will pass along that one fellow (late in the contest) responded to my exchange with: 'check 51 -- keep up the good work, you old codger' -- in jest, I hope... Well, life goes on." - W5RQ

"This was my worst Saturday performance in a long time and it just kind of demoralized me. There's literally no way to recover in this contest if you have a couple of bad hours on Saturday." - WM5R (@ W5KFT)


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