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2013-10-23 -- 2013-10-31


Guest Operators for the sixth time

DD2CW/Jef, ON6UQ/Marcel


For the sixth year in a row ON6UQ/Marcel and DD2CW/Jef choose SI9AM in Utanede to work the CQ World Wide DX SSB Contest in October 26 to 27!

For the second year in a row Amateur listener ONL741/Dirk and for the first time ON7TQ/Roger choose SI9AM . The group now is known as "The R- TEAM " in Belgium.


On October 23, they arrive to Stockholm / Skavsta airport and then then they went by car up to SI9AM.


In Njurunda they made a stop for coffee and a sandwich at the home of SM3LIV/Ulla and SM3FJF/Jörgen. SM3JOS/Rene, who had lived many years in Belgium had also came to Njurunda to welcome his countrymen.


As soon as the guys came to SI9AM and Utanede they were QRV on the amateur radio bands.

In the CQ WW DX SSB Contest on October 26 to 27 attended "The R- TEAM " they worked in the multi single class and they were QRV 43 of the 48 hours.

The result: 3040 QSOs, 113 Zones, 358 Country 's and Claimed score 2 071 659 points. A bit higher than the result 2012.


During the week “The R-Team” worked 5400 QSOs from SI9AM.


On the way back to Stockholm / Skavsta Airport they stopped in Njurunda by Jörgen and Ulla and booked SI9AM for the same period in 2014.


Welcome back again!


Read ON6UQs blog about the trip to Utanede in 2013.