CQWW CW 2012

Yay, a new record which I am very proud of. Felt I could not have done it much better operator-wise considering it was my first SOAB in CW for many, many years.

For more stats, check the 3830 post

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

Call: SJ2W
Operator(s): SM2WMV
Station: SJ2W

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 47.5
Radios: SO2R

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:  110    10       46
   80:  401    22       71
   40: 1411    31      105
   20: 1978    35       89
   15:  503    32       92
   10:  149    28       83
Total: 4552   158      486  Total Score = 6,353,704

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


This was so extremely fun, what a battle! This year I was planning on doing the
CQWW DX SSB SOAB but some problems with my neck and back made me change those
plans to do M/S instead. After going to the chiropractor a few times I felt I
was good enough to give it a try.

The goal before the contest was to do > 4000q, >140z and >500 dxcc. I failed
the last one but I might excuse that on 15/10m being very bad on Saturday up
here, we barely got any solid openings during the whole weekend. It opened up a
bit due to aurora on Sunday which made me able to snatch a lot of multipliers
that were not heard on Saturday.

I did not expect to have a very good and fun weekend because of the prognosis
of the CME that was heading towards earth, but funny enough it seems like it
gave just the right type of propagations that seemed to have helped me to pull
infront in the nordic battle (ES5TV, OH8X, OH0X and LN8W). It was VERY fun to
see on the realtime scoreboard, it really gives a whole new dimmension to the

Everything worked great at the station. The ACOM 2000A that we got sponsored
worked extremely well on the 2nd radio, moving mults was so simple and fun.
However most people don't seem to understand what QSY 10m? etc means.

I will need to start working out though because I was in so much pain after the
first 24h (shoulders mainly) that I did not think I would make the 48h. However
I did try to move around a bit more and it got a bit better. I was also very
sleep deprevated on Sunday morning so if I acted like a big LID during that
period, please excuse me. But the two 15 minute naps I took in the contest
worked like a charm. However I think I will need to try having a strategy how
to actually get some sleep BEFORE the contest starts...

SO2R is so much easier on CW than SSB. N1MM said 579 2nd radio QSOs but some of
those were periods when I did some CQ on the 2nd radio, so my guess would have
been around 300-400q. I mainly focused on finding mults and not much else. I
felt that when having decent rate I would gain more on scanning the bands
intensivly than working 1 pointers. However my brain did not like having the
right radio as RUN so I ended up turning the VFO sometimes, so I went back to
just using one radio for CQ and the other for S&P. The ALT+F5 command in N1MM
worked very neatly swapping the radio frequencies. And the late addition of
another MKV in the shack made SO2R even more enjoyable having identical

I hope more people join this scoreboard stuff at http://cqcontest.ru, very fun
when most of the nordic competitors were posting (ES5TV, OH0X, OH8X, LN8W).

Congrats also to Kim, OH6KZP who got to kick some butt from CR2X!

Check our website, lots of fun stuff can be found there and updated

Thanks for the QSOs!

160m: 39mh vertical
 80m: 4-SQ
 40m: 3/3el   + 4-SQ
 20m: 6/6/6el + 5el  + 4el @EU
 15m: 6/6el   + 5el
 10m: 6/6el   + 6el @46m

Radios: 2xFT1000MP MKV
Amps:   4CX1500B + ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB)


  1. Still at 2011? Wonder how you will do in 2012 😆