ARRL SSB Sweepstakes 2017

This year I haven’t participated much in Contests for various reasons realted to the life thing. I really missed Field Day this year and also missed the CQ DX SSB contest. ARRL Sweepstakes was this weekend and I was able to run for several hours on the IC-7100. Band conditions were generally poor. I managed a total of 34 contacts working for about 3 hours total on 15m, 20m, 40m and 80m. Overall not so happy with the performance of my station this year. I had trouble maintaining tuning on 80m and it just felt like I struggled more this year than last year. I’ll be investigating this a bit more deeply in the coming weeks. I suspect the antenna but I’ll have to run some tests to find out.

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