CQWW CW result

Another contest over and we feel pretty pleased with the result. The propagation’s were not the best since the bands seemed slow to recover from the aurora on Friday morning. However they improved the longer the weekend went on and on Sunday the signals from NA were pretty good on at least 80m and decent on 160m. We are very happy about the 160m/80m result which are also the bands we have pretty much “completed” antenna systems which will only have some small improvements towards to the final design ideas at the station. 40m was for sure our weak point and with the kind of propagation’s now this SHOULD be our money band but it wasn’t, because of just using the 1/4 vertical. 20m was a huge disappointment. We have been listening on 20m for weeks with great openings in the evenings towards W6/W7 and sometimes even east coast openings but this time the bands closed rather early and they didn’t open up as well as they can do. However we had a fun opening to run a few west coast guys on 15m during Sunday evening just prior to the contest end, that was a blast.

Compared to the SSB part we had a point average on 20m which was around 2.3 pts/q, now we had around 1.7 pts/q so it’s a quite big difference. However we are happy about the multiplier total (considering 40m) and the number of qsos worked is also all OK. Next year we should imrpove this result A LOT when we have a more flexible station because we really need at least one good independent rotatable yagi on each band, making us able to work multipliers without affecting the run station.

We had the following setup:


RUN: FT2000 + Granger (1kW amp)

Mult: IC-7400 + ACOM1000

160m: FT1000D + 4-1000A


160m: 37m high vert

80m: 4-SQ

40m: vertical

20m: 6el @55m + 3el @19m

15m: 6el @14m

10m: 6/6el @16/11m

I forgot my camera at the contest QTH so I don’t have any pictures to post right now. But I post some as soon as I get hold of them.

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, CW

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:  720    24       82
   80:  899    31      111
   40:  443    31       98
   20: 1014    35      118
   15:  170    27       79
   10:    6     5        6
Total: 3252   153      494  Total Score = 3,469,666

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


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