This year as usual we attended in the M/S class. Our hopes to beat last years result were not really high even though propagation’s were awesome the week before the contest. However the SFI dropped by the start of the contest but we did not suffer from any aurora which was a real upside. I had set a goal that if we made over 6000 qsos I would be happy and we did do that with quite a margin. The start of the contest was the most amazing I have ever experienced. We worked 491q first 2 hours, 705q in the first three hours were most were 3 pt QSOs on 20m. After 12 hours we had 2396 contacts and at the 24h mark we were at just under 4000 QSOs. The second day was not as good but we could end the contest with several 100+ hours of 3 pt QSOs towards NA on 20m which is always a relief not needing to work EU on the lowbands.

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: SJ2W
Operator(s): SE2T SM2LIY SM2WMV SM3JLA
Station: SJ2W

Class: M/S HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 48

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:  187    10       55
   80:  201    23       90
   40: 1129    34      125
   20: 2124    36      138
   15: 1644    34      133
   10: 1358    40      145
Total: 6643   177      686  Total Score = 11,726,444

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Not as good propagation's as last year so we could not reach last years result.
We can not complain though since we pretty much had no aurora at all during the
whole weekend. The only sad part was that the SFI dropped just before the
contest which made us lose some of the night propagations on 15/10m but 20m was
absolutely amazing during the first night. We did more running on 10/15 this
year which also explains the drop in our 20m numbers compared to last year. It
was nice to end the contest with several good hours of US runs on 20m as a
result. Hats of to the other EU teams that keep competing in the this category
which must be the toughest one in this contest.

We had fun but we are lacking operators as usual, it seems like contesting in
SM2 is not very popular, which is a bit sad.

Everything worked great and we used N1MM instead of Win-Test,and it worked
great  during the whole contest and will be used in the CW part as well. We had
three stations running but still no inband option, hopefully its completed for
the CW-part. We lack good flexibility on 20m which I hope to improve for the CW
part with a 5el mono that is rotatable for 20m.

FT1000MKV + 4-1000A
FT2000 + ACOM 2000A (from Ojojoj Music AB)
IC-7400 + 4CX1500B

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