The Twin Cities Amateur Radio Club Contesters 2M FM Challenge- February 5, 2001 Results


Here are the official results from the Twin Cities ARC Contesters 2M FM Challenge held on Monday, February 5, 2001. Certificate winners in each category are listed in bold.


Fixed location, 5 watts or less:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
K9BV
AB9BH
9
4
6
1
54
4


Fixed location, 5.1- 20 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
KX9X
KB9UJX
KD9AC
W9TWJ
37
19
16
7
19
9
10
6
703
171
160
42


Fixed location, 20.1-50 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
K9QZI
K9KUZ
N9XDC
K9XE
N9BPE
W9/VU3GWL
34
27
29
22
14
9
16
15
13
8
8
4
544
405
377
176
112
36
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Fixed location, 50.1 watts and higher:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
NO9Z
K9CU
WB9KMD
40
38
29
22
18
16
880
684
464
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Op=K9BF
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Mobile:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
W9ADS/m
W9ADS/m
KB9YBU/m
W9ADS/m
W9ADS/m
W9ADS/m
15
11
9
9
8
8
8
7
6
5
5
3
120
77
54
45
40
24
Champaign
Leverett
Mattoon
Savoy
Thomasboro
Urbana

Soapbox:

"THANK YOU for a fun event!"--K9BV
"This is my first time contesting and it was a lot of fun."--W9/VU3GWL
"W9ADS is my hero!"--KX9X
"I really enjoyed the contest and look forward to doing it in the future. Thanks!"--KB9YBU
"I'd be for another contest from you guys anytime! It was FUN!!!"--W9TWJ
"Enjoyed it!"--K9QZI
"It would be great if we happened to have a band opening. Maybe try again in summer?"--KD9AC
"Lotsa fun! I heard several Indiana stations but couldn't work them."--N9BPE
"I need a [computer] logging program for this, hi hi."--K9CU (K9BF, op)
"Gave me a great opportunity to see how I need to improve my station. Thanks."--AB9BH
"Great fun." --NO9Z

Statistics:

31 total cities had activity in this contest: Belgium, Bloomintgton, Bruce, Cataract (IN), Champaign, Charleston, Crawfordsville (IN), Crescent City, Danville, Decatur, Homer, Kinmundy, Lerna, Leverett, Mansfield, Mattoon, Monticello, Mowequa, Ogden, Paris, Paxton, Prairieton (IN), Robinson, Saint Joesph, Savoy, Sullivan, Terre Haute (IN), Thomasboro, Tuscola, Urbana, Westville.

55 different callsigns were found in the total logs submitted: AA9JE, AA9YF, AB9BH, K9BV, K9CU, K9DYY, K9FTJ, K9KUZ, K9QZI, K9RNS, K9TA, K9USA, K9XE, K9ZO, KA9IBS, KA9LRZ, KA9SZX, KB9JLL, KB9LUB, KB9PMT, KB9TET, KB9TIQ, KB9TTH, KB9UJX, KB9UWU, KB9YBU, KD9AC, KM4KS, KX9X, N8ALJ, N9AWO, N9BPE, N9BU, N9BV, N9IJF, N9NVF, N9PFC, N9PLB, N9RAY, N9RBQ, N9UWE, N9XDC, N9XWX, N9ZIV, NO9Z, W9/VU3GWL, W9ADS, W9RG, W9TWJ, W9YVU, WA9FHL, WB9KMD, WB9PAT, WB9Z

Comments from the organizer:

I think this was a fantastic turnout for the first running of the TCARCC 2M FM Challenge. I'd like to thank all of you for getting in there and making some QSO's. My XYL Eli is helping me out with making the certificates, and we'll have those out to the winners as soon as possible.

As this was the very first running of this event, I expected there would be a few difficultes we would encounter, as well as some situations would crop up that we hadn't planned on. I'd especially like to thank Andy, W9ADS, for showing me that the rules for mobile operation need to be completely re-worked. The way they are set up right now is grossly imbalanced. I will be examining the rules for mobile operation from the ground up.

Many people have asked when there will be another 2M FM Challenge. We will be doing this again soon, probably late spring or early summer. I am currently exploring the thought of doing this 3 times a year, since this went over so well.

I'd like to remind everybody to be sure to turn in those logs! You never know what might happen. AA9YF would have taken first place in his entry class, but he did not turn in his log! Don't procrastinate next time, Darren!

Also, be sure to list all of the items on the log book. You must include EVERY item, including time, station, the exchange sent, and the exchange received. If any of those items are missing from a contact in your log, I have to remove that contact. The most common reason contacts were eliminated from logs was incorrect information: the callsign was wrong, the name wasn't right, or the information was completely missing. An excessive lack of information (or incorrect information) in your log can result in disqualification. Don't let that happen to you. Read the rules first and make sure you understand them. If you have any questions, ask me BEFORE the contest! Once the contest is over and you've turned in your log, I cannot allow any changes to your entry.

Thanks again to everybody for getting in there and having fun! We will do this again soon. I will be sure to notify everybody well in advance for the next running of the TCARCC 2M FM Challenge.




73,

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
kx9x@yahoo.com


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