Because George lives in a CC&R controlled neighborhood, to keep neighborly peace, the military mast supporting either a 2-element Stepp-IR or TH-3jr is setup and taken down JUST for radiosport events. Otherwise, it's "antenna? whut antennas?"
This year was no different.
Running the FLEX-3000 into a KPA-500 amp (dialed back to 149 watts) we ran the contest until band closing Friday evening using the vertical. On Saturday morning I started up with the vertical while George erected the TH-3jr to it's 24 foot height (he repaired the mast since the last contest). I had a therapy client at 11:00 and turned the radio over to George.
After coming back from the office I finished the Saturday operation, calling it quits at about 02:30z - there was just nothing left to work. Getting the day off on Sunday I put in 8+ hours, running things right to the 00:00z ending. Similar to this years RTTY RU I observed people making QSOs past the 24:00z ending - what ARE they thinking? Those QSOs will be rejected by the log submission robot.
Propagation-wise, we experienced a nice opening to Europe Saturday morning but not so much on Sunday, which replaced Europe with a super opening to South America and Mexico; altho we only worked a handful of Mexican states. Multiplier-wise we worked all states but ID, MT & WV, also missing several of the rarer VE sections.
Did you work the 10-Meter contest?
Is N6GEO in your log? On BoTH CW & SSB?