6 months of work resulted in developing my first homebrew SSB transceiver. Immediately after completion i entered the ARRL 2010 sweeps to thoroughly test this radio on the air.
The results are in, my station is listed in the results for Eastern Massachusetts! (EMA)
N8ZRY 2,940 49 30 A
I'm 8th from the bottom of 25 stations participating from EMA, but i'm not at the bottom :) Also important to note that i could only work 20M and had a TX power of about 40 watts.
Hoping to have a couple more bands of homebrew radio to use in the ARRL sweeps this fall.