New record, yay!

                    CQWW WPX Contest, SSB

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

Class: SOSB20 HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 34

 Band  QSOs
   20: 3059
Total: 3059  Prefixes = 1147  Total Score = 7,202,013

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Aweful propagations at the beginning of the contest. The first 40 minutes were
decent, but then it was downhill. I decided there was no idea to continue and
took offtime. When I woke up after a couple of hours the band was still dead,
so I slept a bit more and when I woke up again 20m was still quite bad, so I
wasted most of my off-time during the first day, which I guess was a good
choice. However it ended up being the way that I lost about 2 hours of the 36h
op-time, however I doubt it would have generated many QSOs.

The score is a claimed new Scandinavian record, but I don't know if I have been
accurate enough for it to pass log check. I tried my best, but there were so
extremely many QSOs that were pulled out of the noise because of the quite
varying propagations. Sunday was decent and it looked good but some small
aurora on Sunday evening made the rate drop. However it picked up great by the
end so I could speed above the current record. I am very happy about the result
considering how the propagations were.

It was really fun to follow the progress of the SH3Y team, a bunch of young
kids from all over Europe who went to SK3W and operated the contest in the M/M
category, shattering the current Swedish record. Congrats!

6/6/6el + 5el + 4el @EU
FT1000 MKV + ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB)

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