SAC CW 2016

I had a blast, everything worked great and claimed new SM record plus claimed #1 Scandinavia

Scandinavian Activity Contest, CW

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

Class: SOAB HP
QTH: Burtraesk
Operating Time (hrs): 24

 Band  QSOs  Mults
   80:  317    40
   40:  787    61
   20: 1071    73
   15:  207    47
   10:    7     5
Total: 2389   226  Total Score = 1,296,788

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


This was really fun. I wasn't sure if I would operate the contest but felt
pretty motivated so I decided to do it. I did DUAL CQ for most of the contest
and I need to practice a lot more, even though I felt it worked pretty well. I
managed to do the best CW rate hour I believe we have had at SJ2W with 194 QSOs
and this really makes SAC a blast to operate. I have never really been fond of
the contest since normal SO2R operation with hunting mults does not work. DUAL
CQ has been done for a long time by operators in SAC including myself, but this
was my first time I did it pretty much all the time regardless of rate and I
felt it helped my mults. I didn't move that extremely much mults (I think 14
successful moves but a lot of tries) and still had pretty decent mults. However
I expect that my UBN will suffer from this type of operating but hopefully not
too much.

As usual it was a blast to see the progress at, especially the
battle with Kim, OH6KZP @OH2BH who I before the contest thought would be
unbeatable but propagation's were good enough to have good enough US runs on 20
and 40m to be able to get enough point advantage towards him. JAs were very
active on especially 15m with tremendous signals. Rumors say that OH0Z placed
in the middle between me and Kim, some day I hope the OH0s will join the fun
with the online scoreboard as well :) I am happy that OH0V was not QRV :) 

Station worked flawlessly, only wish I didn't have shared towers for 20/40m,
makes you a little handicapped but I guess I could always put up a bit more

DXLog with two keyboards used and it workged great!

The D1 prefixes were not recognized so I expect the score to go up by a few
points after those are scored by the SAC robot.

Seems like a new SM record too which is surprising considering 10m, but the
lowbands were really good instead.

80m: 4-SQ
40m: 3/3el + 2/2el + 4-SQ
20m: 6/6/6el + 5/5el + 4el @EU
15m: 6/6/6/6/6el + 6/6el + 5el
10m: 6/6el + 6el @46m

K3 + ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB)
TS590SG + ACOM 2000A (Borrowed from SM2OAN)



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