This was an amazing contest. I never thought we would be able to beat the result we did in 2011 but we managed. The start of the contest was great, we had huge rates of NA on 20m and the inband (S&P on the running band) worked great with the new coax and vertical. The preamp I bought from DX-engineering was used in the shack to get some more gain on 10/15 since the FT1KMKV has got a bit too low gain on these bands and the IMD of this DX-eng preamp is better than the MKV. SM2LIY ran out with a beverage located 500m away from the TX antennas that seem to work great, it is not long (100m) since it would need to work on 40,80 and 160m and is E/W direction. He heard some JAs on it before the contest so it seems like its working. However it picks up a lot of the TX signal so we might need to put up some loop with null towards the TX antennas in the future, or maybe the RX-array that SA0AZT donated.

The gang were the usual suspects (SE2T, SM2LIY, SM2WMV and SM3JLA) except SM2UVU who is a new addition. SM2UVU did well in his fourth contest ever and we see a lot of potential in him and considering that he is not just very competetive and eager to get better, he’s also a great engineer that will be a big asset in various projects at SJ2W.

In the CW part we will also be M/S and my hopes are to try to break our own Scandinavian record and hopefully manage 6000q for the first time, lets keep our fingers crossed that we get to experience propagation’s close to what we saw in the SSB part, which was just amazing.

                    CQ Worldwide DX Contest, SSB

Call: SJ2W
Station: SJ2W

Class: M/S HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 48

 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
  160:   78    14       62
   80:  265    23       89
   40: 1008    37      120
   20: 2923    38      149
   15: 1932    39      142
   10: 1579    40      151
Total: 7785   191      713  Total Score = 16,646,256

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Ojojoj amazing propagations. I thought our score from 2011 would be impossible
for us to beat, but with even better propagations this year (?) it was
achieved. Great fun indeed, this is really the contests of contests.

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

2xFT1000MKV + FT-5000
ACOM 2000A (Sponsored by Ojojoj Music AB) + 4CX1500B + Expert SPE
  1. Excellent ! Great to hear that you could finally put all of that hard work to use in a contest with great condx. You were loud !

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