The results are in for November Sweepstakes CW contest. Despite not having an antenna for 80M or 160M, K9IU earned a 4th place nationwide finish in the CW contest!
Also a 1st place Central Division and 1st place Indiana State finish for the School Club category. Check out the article in the upcoming QST…. and yes, with Tornado’s last November in Monroe County, it felt like Field Day, not November SS ! OK, so the author got my role a little mixed up …just the same…was an interesting November.
It wasn’t just the Caribbean affected by severe weather,
either. School Club station K9IU, operated by Joe,
K7JOE, and Jerry, NE7I, had to shut down for not one, but
two tornadoes blowing through Bloomington, Ind. “Was
this Sweepstakes or Field Day?” Joe wrote in his Soapbox
entry. “We had to take several hours out of the contest and were
busy running our local and regional SKYWARN nets,”
said Joe, K7JOE, who also runs his county’s Office of
Emergency Services Public Safety (Uh…no…not actually, am just the
ARRL official emergency station OES for Monroe
County… ) “Public safety was the priority so the
contest had to be paused while the weather fronts passed