HA1AG operated Russian DX Contest

Last year I invited HA1AG to come and operate the Russian DX Contest from SJ2W. He gladly accepted and since he loves trees, snow and radio this QTH no disappointment for him. The operation resulted in a new Swedish record with quite some margin. Read Zolis comments below.

We had a lot of fun and I would gladly see Zoli here again in the future.

                   Russian DX Contest

Call: SJ2W
Operator(s): HA1AG
Station: SJ2W

Class: SO Mixed HP
QTH: Da Traesk

Operating Time (hrs): 23.5

 Band  CW Qs  Ph Qs  Countries  Oblasts
  160:   185    57       40        49
   80:   239    61       52        66
   40:   414    74       65        72
   20:   324   333       73        76
   15:   112   156       75        34
   10:     3     1        4         0
Total:  1277   682      309       297  Total Score = 7,518,642



Thanks to Mike SM2WMV for the invitation and to him and Peter SM2XJP for the
hospitality and the great time I had in north Sweden on the whole weekend.
Mikey's station is a fantastic piece of engineering work. 

Thursday afternoon I heard a few ua6's on 10m and quite some EU well into the
darkness on 15m. It gave me high hopes for the contest. Friday condx took these
guys away but resulted a KH2/N2NL QSO on 160 SSB (!). 

I started on 20SSB, issued nr 51 at 1210 so it felt right. Starting WT recorder
made WT crashing and after some hectic reconfig I returned but the pileup I
never recovered. 15m was fb to the USA, but EU was only possible to
backscatter, 10 did not exist. Low bands were magnificent from there,
especially 80 and 160. 40m condx from KP04 never stopped to amaze me. 

Funny, that long haul DX on low bands happened BEFORE sunset and AFTER the sun
came up but not between. I heard a fluttery k5zd around 10z on 40m and to my
surprise wh6r next to him. Being able to work wh6r at 11am local is cool.

10m? what ? sunspots? really?

73, zoli ha1ag

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