[3830] CQ160 CW SJ2W Multi-Op HP

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Sun Jan 31 14:00:32 PST 2010

                    CQ 160-Meter Contest, CW

Call: SJ2W
Operator(s): SM0W SM2LIY SM2WMV
Station: SJ2W

Class: Multi-Op HP
QTH: Da Traesk
Operating Time (hrs): 40

Total:  QSOs = 1347  State/Prov = 47  Countries = 83  Total Score = 1,055,860

Club: Worldwide Young Contesters


Man what a crowded band...We had a blast even though propagations were A LOT
down from last year, which made us not get as much DX as we were hoping for.
However we are rather pleased with the score and hopefully we will be back with
improved hardware until next year to give SK7DX and SK3W a battle for top M/S in
Sweden. However I doubt the propagations will be much better next year since the
sun is starting to wake up. No daytime propagations this year...

Fun to have Teemu (SM0W) as guest operator at the station and him and SM2LIY
did most of the operating. Teemu did also get me to clean out the sauna and
after he had cleaned all the filth we did enjoy it the hour before the contest.
Now after the contest it is time for the sauna again with a cold beer.

Worst signal of the weekend? ES9C without much competition, as many times
before. One could even see on the bandmap where he was located because pretty
much 1-2kHz on each side was clear of spots. Isn't it time to start DQ this
kind of behaviour? 

We had some problems with the beverages. We have a nice set of beverages where
the longest one was 1200m and works outstanding towards middle US but
unfortunatly the 315, 330 and 5 degree beverages were broken because of some
lumberjacking had taking place in the woods. SM0W and SM2LIY did however fix
the 330 beverage so that it was atleast 350m long. So I don't think we suffered
much from this. And yes, we can clearly see that the long beverages work better
even though the experts, time to time claim that they are too long.

Ant: 37m vertical
Amp: 4-1000A
Rig: FT1000D

580m (1900 feet) towards West Coast US (330 degrees) *half broken*
1200m (3940 feet) towards Mid US (315 degrees) *broken*
550m (1800 feet) towards East Coast US (300 degrees)
280m (1050 feet) towards South America (260 degrees)
220m (720 feet) towards EU/Africa (180 degrees)
320m (1050 feet) towards South East (130 degrees)
450m (1480 feet) towards Australia (80 degrees)
700m (2300 feet) towards Japan (45 degrees)
800m (2620 feet) towards North (5 degrees) *broken*

73 de SM2WMV (SJ2W)

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