The Twin Cities Amateur Radio Club Contesters 2M FM Challenge- February 23, 2004 Results


Here are the official results from the Twin Cities ARC Contesters 2M FM Challenge held on Tuesday, February 23, 2004. Certificate winners in each category are listed in bold.


Fixed location, 5 watts or less:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
KX9X
N9MJZ
K9BV
26
12
9
18
6
7
468
72
63
-
-
-


Fixed location, More than 5 but less than 20 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
No Entries


Fixed location, more than 20 but less than 50 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
WB9HFK
KB9UJX
KC9FAV
19
15
4
15
9
4
285
135
16
-
-
-


Fixed location, Greater than 50 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
K9QZI
NO9Z
AB9FJ
25
21
20
17
15
12
425
315
240


Mobile/Rover:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
K9XE/R 61 36 (+ 8 mults activated)=44 2684 W9ADS, driver


Fixed Location, Multi-operator:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
W9YH 20 13 260 Ops: KC8PLB, KB7NFV, "Gary"

Soapbox:

"Glad to see several towns in this contest. The Rover made it interesting!"--K9QZI
"Tnx fer event!"--K9BV
"A lot of fun! We need to get more people on the air for these!"--WB9HFK
"One hour is just about all of the Rovering I could handle. I had a great driver who gave me encouragement!"--K9XE/r
"K9XE was moving so fast, I missed him in Savoy. That would have given me 12 more points!"--N9MJZ

Statistics:

22 total Cities were activated for this FM Challenge: Bradley, Champaign, Clinton, Crescent City, Danville, Decatur, Fithian, Georgetown, Homer, Hoopeston, Loda, Mansfield, Mayview, "mobile," Momence, Monee, Ogden, Pesotum, Savoy, St. Joseph, Tilton, Urbana.

24 different callsigns were found in the total logs submitted: AB9FJ, K9BF, K9BV, K9FO, K9LJR, K9QZI, K9TA, K9XE/r, KA9DZR, KA9SZX, KB9UJX, KB9YWD, KB9YZI, KB9ZMF, KC9BWD, N9MJZ, N9ZIV, NI9H, NO9Z, W9YH, WB9HFK, WB9KMD, WB9Z, WR9L.

Comments from the organizer:

This was the first FM Challenge in almost 2 years (to the day!). Activity was good, but not outstanding. The big news was the Rover effort of K9XE (with W9ADS driving), which netted a new record score in the Rover category. Rovering is a LOT of work, as Ray can attest to, and his score reflects his effort. Congratulations to K9XE!

Once again, we saw a few newcomers to the event. More is always better, so let's all think of ways to better promote this event.

The next running of the 2m FM Challenge will be in mid June, 2004. With luck, we can take advantage of the great summer propagation on 2 meters, as well as get everybody primed for Field Day. Thanks to everybody who entered! We'll do it again soon.


73,

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
kx9x@yahoo.com


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