The Twin Cities Amateur Radio Club Contesters 2M FM Challenge- March 19, 2006 Results


Here are the official results from the Twin Cities ARC Contesters 2M FM Challenge held on Sunday, March 19, 2006. Certificate winners in each category are listed in bold.


Fixed location, 5 watts or less:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
W9CMA 4 3 12 -


Fixed location, More than 5 but less than or equal to 20 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
No Entries





Fixed location, more than 20 but less than or equal to 50 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
K9QZI
N9XDC
AB9FJ
K9MLT
38
23
23
12
21
17
12
8
798
391
276
96
-
-
-
-


Fixed location, Greater than 50 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
No Entries





Mobile/Rover:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
K9XE/R
W9SZ/R
46
32
11 (+ 10 mults activated)=21
9 (+ 6 mults activted)=15
966
480
Andy W9ADS, driver
-


Fixed Location, Multi-operator:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
KC9DUU 36 23 828 N9GOC QTH

Soapbox:

"This was my first contest as a relatively new ham, and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience."--KC9DUU
"It was a fun hour. The Rovers made it more interesting."--K9QZI
"Great fun!"--K9MLT
"Finally got to listen to some activity other than regular net and repeater traffic!"--W9CMA
"I never did so much wild driving in my life. Reminds me of a road rally. How did you other Rovers hit so many towns?"--W9SZ/R

Statistics:

29 total Cities (according to logs received) were activated for this FM Challenge: Bondville, Canton(!), Champaign, Decatur, Dewey, Flatville, Gifford, Homer, Hoopeston, Ivesdale, Mahomet, Moweaqua(!), "mobile," Ogden, Pesotum, Philo, Rantoul, Sadorus, Savoy, Seymour, Sidney, Springfield(!), St. Joseph, Staley, Thomasboro, Tolono, Urbana, Villa Grove, Watseka.

24 different callsigns were found in the total logs submitted: AB9FJ, N9GOC, N9RBQ, N9XDC, N9XWX, N0PRN, K9BF, K9CS, K9XE/R, K9MLT, K9QZI, K9TGN, KA9SZX, KB9KAI, KB9WLM, KB9YZI, KC9DUU, KF9Z/R, W9SZ/R, W9CMA, W9DML, W9QKF, WA9KRL, WB9KMD.

Comments from the organizer:

This was the first FM Challenge in about 2 years. Activity was good, but not outstanding. I wish more people had sent in logs, especially the KF9Z/K9BF team who apparently made it to a great many towns as a Rover.

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.

Stay tuned for details on the next running of the 2m FM Challenge. We may attempt a strictly "on foot" (portable) FM Challenge using HT's. Thanks to everybody who entered! We'll do it again soon.


73,

Zack Widup, W9SZ
w9sz@yahoo.com


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