The Twin Cities Amateur Radio Club Contesters 2M FM Challenge- November 6, 2001 Results


Here are the official results from the Twin Cities ARC Contesters 2M FM Challenge held on Tuesday, November 6, 2001. Certificate winners in each category are listed in bold.


Fixed location, HT and Rubber Duck:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
AB9BH
KB9ZZW
14
10
4
3
56
27
-
-


Fixed location, 20 watts or less:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
KX9X
NO9Z
26
23
13
11
338
253
-
QRP-5w


Fixed location, 20.1-50 watts:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
N9XDC
KB9YBU
W9YH
W9ZTH
18
10
8
4
8
4
3
4
124
40
24
16
-
-
OP=KC4ENN
-


Fixed location, 50.1 watts and higher:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
AB9BG 11 4 44


Mobile/Rover:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
KB9ILQ/R 1 2 (1 mult worked plus 1 mult activated) 2


Fixed Location, Multi-operator:

Call QSO's Multipliers Score Comments
No Entries

Soapbox:

"Another great time...wish more would have participated!"--N9XDC
"Next time I will spend more time calling CQ rather than waiting for everyone else to call CQ."--KB9YBU
"Great contest! Can't wait to do it again. Next time I think I will be trying Rover. 73's!"--W9ZTH
"This was my first ham radio contest and I had a blast! Looking forward to the next one."--KB9ZZW
"It's dark at night. I should have brought a flashlight."--AB9BH, on operating from the top of Krannert Center in Urbana.
"I was at work and wasn't allowed to leave, so I operated Stationary Mobile form my truck in Williamsport, IN."--KB9ILQ

Statistics:

17 total Cities were activated for this FM Challenge: Cataract (IN), Champaign, Crescent City, Danville, Homer, Lafayette (IN), Mayview, "mobile", Muncie (IL), Oakwood, Ogden, Paxton, Rantoul, Saint Joesph, Spencer (IN), Urbana, Williamsport (IN).

24 different callsigns were found in the total logs submitted: AB9BG, K9BF, K9FLP, K9KUZ/M, KA9SZX, KB9ILQ, KB9LUB, KB9REE, KB9UJX, KB9YBU, KB9YSC, KB9ZZW, KC8PLB, KX9X, N9AWO, N9GOC, N9KVE, N9VLW, N9XDC, NO9Z, W9YH, W9ZTH, WB9KMD, WB9Z.

Comments from the organizer:

Participation was slightly higher than the last one we did this past summer. The big thing I learned this time is not to schedule this event while Monday Night Football is on. :)

This Challenge saw the emergence of the HT/Rubber Duck category. We had several people participate in this category, but only a few actually submitted logs. The HT category can be a whole lot of fun, if you use your head and plan your operating location well. Hat's off to AB9BH for his effort.

We were weak on Rovers this time. W9ADS, we missed you! K9KUZ made a lot of Rover QSO's, but he wasn't keeping an official log. Thanks, Jim, for all the multipliers. Hopefully we will see more Rovers the next time. Also, we have yet to have an entry in the Multi-op category. This certificate is ripe for the picking, folks.

The next running of the TCARCC 2 Meter FM Challenge will be sometime around February, 2002. Thanks to all who participated.


73,

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
kx9x@yahoo.com


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