CQWW SSB update from X-Team at SK3W

SK3W From Above

SK3W from above taken with the “eye in the sky”, my quadrocopter.

Here is a short update of CQWW SSB. X-Team members Vincent F4BKV, Björn SM0MDG, Patrik SM0MLZ and Jón TF3ZA joined forces with SK3W members Gunnar SM3SGP, Bertie SM5CBM and PeO SM5EPO to challenge the SM record in the Multi Operator Two Transmitter category in CQWW SSB 2013.

With propagation being great and with all the aluminium in the air at SK3W we where set for a fun and action filled weekend. After some preparation of the station and a team dinner at the Fernebo pizza joint we where ready to dive into the ocean of QRM.

We had lots of fun in this contest. Most of all is was the combination of great propagation together with stacks and stacks of antennas that put a big smile on everyones face.

At the end of the 48 hours we had broken the SM record in the M2 category with a claimed score of 16.608.188 points. This is more than twice the score of the 2002 record. See score and band breakdowns after the photos.

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80m 4-sq @ SK3W

Birds view of the 80 meter 4-square array with the SK3W station in the background.

SK3W station building.

SK3W station building.

F4BKV and SM5CBM @ SK3W

Vincent F4BKV and Bertie SM5CBM operating station one in CQWW SSB 2013.

TF3ZA @ SK3W

Jón TF3ZA operating station 2 in CQWW SSB 2013.

10m Stack @ SK3W

SK3W 10 meter stack with 6/6/6 from below.

Ericsson Tower @ SK3W

Ericsson tower at SK3W with 5/5/5/5 on 15 meter and 4/4 on 20 meter.

60 Meter Tower @ SK3W

60 meter tower at SK3 Wwith 3/3 for 40m and 5/5/5 for 20 meter.

SK3W "Sauna", Amp Room

SK3W “Sauna”, the amplifier room with one amp per band.

SK3W Radio Room

SK3W operating positions with station 1 run and multi to the left, and station two run and multi to the right.

Station:  SK3W

Class: M/2 HP
QTH: JP80JH
Operating Time (hrs): 48

Summary:
 Band  QSOs  Zones  Countries
------------------------------
  160:  247    10       53
   80:  913    21       94
   40:  797    37      113
   20: 2343    39      149
   15: 2419    39      143
   10: 1629    40      149
------------------------------
Total: 8348   186      701  

Total Score = 16,608,188
CQWW SSB 2013 Bands

SK3W bands by hour breakdowns in CQWW SSB 2013.

Thanks to Gunnar SM3SGP for inviting us to SK3W! See the photos from the CQWW CW weekend below. Click any image to enlarge.

73 de SM0MDG