16.000 QSOs in the Arctic

The JW0W log has been uploaded to M0OXO OQRS system today as well as Clublog (no OQRS). Thanks to Charles for taking on this job!

The complete log will be uploaded to LoTW asap.

We made more than 16.000 Qs from this Arctic QTH in 4 days with 6 operators, which we are satisfied with.

Signals were sometimes S9+, especially on the 20m VDA, while signals were weak from time to time on other bands, also with flutter and difficult conditions. 40m had disappointing conditions, and 20m was our best band as predicted. 60m the last day was excellent!

17m and also 30m showed to be good bands.

5% of QSOs were with Zone 3, and 15% with Zone 25.

We made 63% CW QSOs and 27% SSB and 10% FT8. Our antennas performed well, but during bad wx several antennas also fell down and the team were busy keeping the antenna farm up.

Some team members also made individual QSOs with their own callsigns the last day JW7GIA, JW7THA and JW8OM – QSL for those callsigns via homecalls.

We have received abt $1600 in donations while our budget was $16,000 due to expensive vessel cost. If you made an upfront donation, you will receive a direct card – no need to OQRS.

Thanks for being in the pileup – we hade great fun working you!

73 JW0W team