TF3W – SM/TF Team breaks Zone 40 record in CQWW SSB

Endless rates on 10 and 15 meter, antenna repairs in the rain and way too little sleep. The four operator team consisting of Björn SM0MDG, Patrik SM0MLZ, Ulf SM0NOR and our Icelandic host Jón TF3ZA broke the Multi Operator/Single Station Zone 40 record in CQWW SSB 2012. Entering a major Contest from Iceland was an

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CQWW CW Summary

Less action but higher score in CQWW CW, how is that possible? The answer is in the summary below, keep reading. Being prepared and well rested is crucial to be successful in any contest. Good propagation can help, but it can also be very selective. This year I was not fully prepared, definitely not well

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X-Team @ TF3W in CQWW SSB

X-Team members SM0MDG, SM0MLZ and SM0NOR have been invited to the ÍRA, Icelandic Radio Amateur Club in Reykjavik, and will team up with TF3ZA to be active in the CQWW SSB 2012 Contest using the TF3W call. The team plan to enter in the Multi Operator Single Transmitter category and preparations have already started. In addition to the

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SAC SSB and Change of Plans

SAC SSB is over for this time and it was a fun and memorable experience. Not because of record scores or mega-runs, but because a thick (and hopefully colorful) Aurora Borealis effectively killed most propagation paths over the pole. After accepting this fact, I decided to drop all ambitions to hit records and readjust to

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Bye Bye 10, Hello 15!

A new 15 meter mono band yagi has been installed at SE0X, it replaces the 10 meter 4 element yagi on top of the tower. The new antenna is an InnovAntennas 5 element OP-DES yagi on a 6.2 meter boom. The reason for sacrificing the 10 meter mono band yagi is mainly the slow progress

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