1999 222 MHz SPRINT

Top Five
WA8WZG    OH    EN81   1976
VE3AX     ON    FN02   1798
N2CEI     SNJ   FN20   1610
K1TEO     CT    FN31   1364
K1UHF     CT    FN31   1080

Each line below lists call sign, ARRL section, 
grid square, stations worked, number of 
grids worked, and score.  Call areas; e.g. W3/,
have been prefixed to station calls outside
their call area to aid in sorting.  National 
leaders are indicated in ().  Rovers are listed
as a separate station for each grid they
activated, and also at the end.  There was
no official rover category for this contest.

1
Connecticut
 K1TEO     CT     FN31      62  22  1364  (4)
 K1UHF     CT     FN31      54  20  1080  (5)
 WZ1V      CT     FN31      36  17   612  
 K1ZE      CT     FN31      27  10   270  
 W1QK      CT     FN31      25   9   225  
 W1COT     CT     FN31      18   8   144  
 N1QVE     CT     FN31      13   4    52  

Eastern Massachusetts
 W1PM      EMA    FN41      27  10   270  
 WA1ECF    EMA    FN41      11   6    66  
 KA1EKR    EMA    FN42      13   5    65  

Maine
 NY1E      ME     FN43      24  10   240  

New Hampshire
 AF1T      NH     FN43      37  14   518  
 K1TR      NH     FN42      27  13   351  

Vermont
 W1AIM     VT     FN34      11   5    55  

2
NYC-Long Island
 WA2ZFH    NYC/LI FN30      27   9   243  
 W2/N3EMF  NYC/LI FN31      21   8   168  

Northern New Jersey
 N2MH      NNJ    FN20       4   3    12  

Northern New York
 W2FCA     NNY    FN22      28  14   392  

Southern New Jersey
 N2CEI     SNJ    FN20      70  23  1610  (3)
 W2PED     SNJ    FN20      42  15   630  
 WA2ONK    SNJ    FN20      38  14   532  

Western New York
 KA2RDO    WNY    FN12      37  21   777  
 WA2BPE    WNY    FN12      33  19   627  
 K2AN      WNY    FN02      24  14   336  
 KB2SGX    WNY    FN12       9   8    72  

3
Eastern Pennsylvania
 W3/K1DS   EPA    FN20      40  18   720  
 W3/WA2FGK EPA    FN21      38  18   684  K2LNS op.
 N3NGE     EPA    FN20      42  16   672  
 N3RN      EPA    FN11      25  12   300  
 K3GNC     EPA    FN20      22   8   176  
 N3XEM     EPA    FN20      19   6   114  
 AA3GN     EPA    FN20      20   4    80  
 W3/NK8Q   EPA    FN20      16   4    64 

Maryland-DC 
 W3/K8GP   MDC    FM18      52  13   676  W4XP op.
 W3EKT     MDC    FM19      27  12   324  
 N3KNI     MDC    FM19      12   7    84  

4
Georgia
 K4RF      GA     EM84       6   6    36  
 KD4K      GA     EM74       6   5    30  
 K4SZ      GA     EM84       5   5    25  

North Carolina
 NC4DX     NC     EM96      35   9   315  

Tennessee
 NS4W      TN     EM76       7   6    42  

Virginia
 W4EUH     VA     FM18      19   8   152  
 K4RTS     VA     FM08      15   9   135  

5
New Mexico
 K5RHR     NM     DM65      12   8    96  

South Texas
 W5UWB     STX    EL17       9   4    36  SK
 W5/K0MHC  STX    EM10       7   4    28  
 KM5FA     STX    EM10       5   4    20  

6
East Bay
 KF6GYM    EB     CM87      11   6    66  

Los Angeles
 W6TOI     LAX    DM03      24   7   188  
 W6/W3SE   LAX    DM04      23   8   184  
 N6TEB     LAX    DM03      18   5    90  
 W6IST     LAX    DM04      13   5    65  

Orange
 K6TSK     ORG    DM03      20   6   120  

Santa Clara Valley
 WA6QDP    SCV    CM97       8   3    24  
 K6FV      SCV    CM87       5   3    15  

San Diego
 KF6JBB    SDGO   DM12      14   6    84  

San Joaquin Valley
 NI6G      SJV    DM06       7   1     7  

Sacramento Valley
 KC6ZWT    SACTO  CM98       9   3    27  

7
Eastern Washington
 K7XW      EWA    CN96       9   5    45  
 N7AU      EWA    DN07       9   3    27  
 KC7VNA    EWA    DN06       8   3    24

Western Washington  
 N7EPD     WWA    CN87      11   6    66  
 KE7SW     WWA    CN87      11   6    66  
 K7ND      WWA    CN87      11   6    66  
 WB7DHC    WWA    CN97       6   2    12  

8
Michigan
 K8MD      MI     EN82      11  10   110  
 W8/N4SC   MI     EN72      10   9    90  
 NE8I      MI     EN82       6   4    24  

Ohio
 WA8WZG    OH     EN81      76  26  1976  (1)
 WA8RJF    OH     EN91      21  14   294  
 KB8ZW     OH     EN91      16  12   192  
 W8PAT     OH     EN81      18  10   180  
 K8WW/R    OH     EN81      15  11   165
 K8WW/R    OH     EN80      14  11   154
 K8WW/R    OH     EN91      13   9   117
 K8WW/R    OH     EN90      10   8    80
 N8XA      OH     EM79      10   6    60  
 W8/K9DTB  OH     EM89       6   2    12  

9
Illinois
 W9UD      IL     EN41      13  11   143  

Indiana
 W9/WA1MKE IN     EN70       6   6    36  

Wisconsin
 W9GA      WI     EN52      15  14   210  

0
Colorado
 W0/W6OAL  CO     DM79      11   7    77  
 N0VSB     CO     DM79      10   7    70  
 K0GU      CO     DN70       9   5    45  
 N0KE      CO     DM69       6   4    24  

Kansas
 N0LL      KS     EM09       3   2     6  

Minnesota
 KB0VUK    MN     EN34      29  12   348  
 W0ZQ      MN     EN34      25  11   275  
 KB0TZA    MN     EN35      22   7   154  
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN45      18   8   144
 KC0P      MN     EN34      13   6    78  
 N0UK      MN     EN34      14   5    70  
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN33       8   4    32
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN34       6   3    18
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN43       5   3    15
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN34       5   2    10
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN35       4   2     8
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN44       4   1     4
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN44       1   1     1

Nebraska
 WD0BQM    NE     DN81       4   3    12  
 N0YNP     NE     DN81       4   3    12  

Canada
Quebec
 VE2JWH    QU     FN35       8   6    48  
 VE2PIJ    QU     FN35       2   1     2  

Ontario
 VE3AX     ON     FN02      58  31  1798  (2)
 VE3BFM    ON     FN04      33  17   561  
 VE3IEY    ON     FN14      24  13   312  
 VE3OIL    ON     FN14       8   7    56  
 VE3CWJ    ON     EN96       2   2     4  

Rovers (total QSOs x different grids worked)
 K8WW/R    OH     EN80+     52  16   832  
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN45+     28  13   364  
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN33+     23   5   115  

Incomplete (no log received)
 K2SPO     NNY    FN13      11   6    66  
 K5LLL     STX    EL29       8   5    40  
 N0HJZ     MN     EN34      11   4    44  
 KA0PQW    MN     EN33       6   3    18  

Soapbox
Good activity early in the evening though it
dropped off quite a bit after 9 or so.  Best
DX was VE3BFM in FN04 (he had a good signal all
evening) and VE3TFU in EN93  (K1TEO)...  Lots of
stations heard and called, also called hundreds
of CQs.  Disappointing from this "hole".  Went QRT 
after 9 PM after 45 minutes with no QSOs.  (K2SPO)
Worked all I heard, 8 QSOs and 5 grids.  Most 
stations in the 175-275 mile range.  (K5LLL) ... {who
would have been section leader had he included a log}.
First time 220 MHz, furthest contact EN81.  Now for
June!  (KB2SGX)...  Really had to work for the 23 
QSOs  (KF0UK)...  Highlight of the evening was working
W4JMA in EL86 on 144 MHz tropo.  Never heard anything
on 222 MHz tropo  (KM5FA)...  {no entries from FL}...
Nothing like leaving the microphone at home for the
FT-736R, and the FM rig is Kenwood!  I ALWAYS TAKE 
A KEY!!!  (W3SE/6)...  Won't win anything with this
score!  Highlight was VE3AX - FN02  (W4EUH)...  Gale 
force winds kept windmilling my antennas!  Plus terrific 
powerline QRN.  Slight lift noted--W5LUA@383 mi was
easily worked  (W5UWB)...  Spent 30 minutes on test. 
Rest of evening was giving a local a microwave demo.  
47 GHz  (NE8I)...  Poor Condx.  Poor Activity.  Where
was everyone?  But--still--FUN  (N8XA)...  Some grids 
easily workable were conspicuously missing (FN03, FN30,
FN32--maybe somebody was on, but I sure didn't hear them!)
Some grids (FN21 & FN13) where there is known activity
were poorly represented.  I am disturbed that some of the
known "big guns" who are high-profile ops were nowhere to
be found!  They must understand that we use it or we lose
it!  CW accounted for ~36% of my QSOs, a must for weak
signal V/UHF  (WA2BPE)...  Not a great score, but not so bad
either.  Any score is better than not participating!  DM12
is not the best grid for great scores because there are 
usually no grids south and no grids west, only Mexico and
water (KF6IBB)...  110W brick amp. died @ the top of the 
SPRINT...had to finish contest with CW only as amp was 
outputing distorted SSB  (KA1EKR)...  Wow, 8 QSOs in 15
minutes! And thereafter it pretty much ended  (W1AIM)...
Conditions were so so all night, but that makes it more fun
(VE2JWH)...  Conditions were good, but several close grids
were missing!  (AF1T)... 

de Sponsor
Never dreamed there was this much 222 activity!  The three 
rovers each activated 4 adjoining grid squares.  I would like
to see a rover category added to future SPRINTs; at least for
222 MHz and up.

Thanks to those of you who submitted your logs by the Internet
and put up with my nagging to get those logs in ASCII format when
they were not readable.  Some of you will note your scores cut
in half--there's only one point per QSO instead of two as in the 
other contests.  Apologies if any of you have been placed in a 
wrong ARRL section--many of you didn't indicate yours and I'm 
not familiar with MA, PA, & NY ARRL section boundaries.

Victor R. Frank, K6FV
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 WA8WZG    OH     EN81      76  26  1976  (1)
 VE3AX     ON     FN02      58  31  1798  (2)
 N2CEI     SNJ    FN20      70  23  1610  (3)
 K1TEO     CT     FN31      62  22  1364  (4)
 K1UHF     CT     FN31      54  20  1080  (5)
 KA2RDO    WNY    FN12      37  21   777  
 W3/K1DS   EPA    FN20      40  18   720  
 W3/WA2FGK EPA    FN21      38  18   684  K2LNS op.
 W3/K8GP   MDC    FM18      52  13   676  W4XP op.
 N3NGE     EPA    FN20      42  16   672  
 W2PED     SNJ    FN20      42  15   630  
 WA2BPE    WNY    FN12      33  19   627  
 WZ1V      CT     FN31      36  17   612  
 VE3BFM    ON     FN04      33  17   561  
 WA2ONK    SNJ    FN20      38  14   532  
 AF1T      NH     FN43      37  14   518  
 W2FCA     NNY    FN22      28  14   392  
 K1TR      NH     FN42      27  13   351  
 KB0VUK    MN     EN34      29  12   348  
 K2AN      WNY    FN02      24  14   336  
 W3EKT     MDC    FM19      27  12   324  
 NC4DX     NC     EM96      35   9   315  
 VE3IEY    ON     FN14      24  13   312  
 N3RN      EPA    FN11      25  12   300  
 WA8RJF    OH     EN91      21  14   294  
 W0ZQ      MN     EN34      25  11   275  
 K1ZE      CT     FN31      27  10   270  
 W1PM      EMA    FN41      27  10   270  
 NY1E      ME     FN43      24  10   240  
 WA2ZFH    NYC/LI FN30      27   9   243  
 W1QK      CT     FN31      25   9   225  
 W9GA      WI     EN52      15  14   210  
 KB8ZW     OH     EN91      16  12   192  
 W6TOI     LAX    DM03      24   7   188  
 W6/W3SE   LAX    DM04      23   8   184  
 W8PAT     OH     EN81      18  10   180  
 K3GNC     EPA    FN20      22   8   176  
 W2/N3EMF  NYC/LI FN31      21   8   168  
 K8WW/R    OH     EN81      15  11   165
 K8WW/R    OH     EN80      14  11   154
 KB0TZA    MN     EN35      22   7   154  
 W4EUH     VA     FM18      19   8   152  
 W1COT     CT     FN31      18   8   144  
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN45      18   8   144
 W9UD      IL     EN41      13  11   143  
 K4RTS     VA     FM08      15   9   135  
 K6TSK     ORG    DM03      20   6   120  
 K8WW/R    OH     EN91      13   9   117
 N3XEM     EPA    FN20      19   6   114  
 K8MD      MI     EN82      11  10   110  
 K5RHR     NM     DM65      12   8    96  
 N6TEB     LAX    DM03      18   5    90  
 W8/N4SC   MI     EN72      10   9    90  
 N3KNI     MDC    FM19      12   7    84   
 KF6JBB    SDGO   DM12      14   6    84  
 AA3GN     EPA    FN20      20   4    80  
 K8WW/R    OH     EN90      10   8    80
 KC0P      MN     EN34      13   6    78  
 W0/W6OAL  CO     DM79      11   7    77  
 KB2SGX    WNY    FN12       9   8    72  
 N0UK      MN     EN34      14   5    70  
 N0VSB     CO     DM79      10   7    70  
 KF6GYM    EB     CM87      11   6    66  
 WA1ECF    EMA    FN41      11   6    66 
 N7EPD     WWA    CN87      11   6    66   
 KE7SW     WWA    CN87      11   6    66  
 K7ND      WWA    CN87      11   6    66  
 W6IST     LAX    DM04      13   5    65  
 KA1EKR    EMA    FN42      13   5    65  
 W3/NK8Q   EPA    FN20      16   4    64 
 N8XA      OH     EM79      10   6    60  
 VE3OIL    ON     FN14       8   7    56  
 W1AIM     VT     FN34      11   5    55  
 N1QVE     CT     FN31      13   4    52  
 VE2JWH    QU     FN35       8   6    48  
 K0GU      CO     DN70       9   5    45  
 K7XW      EWA    CN96       9   5    45  
 NS4W      TN     EM76       7   6    42  
 W5UWB     STX    EL17       9   4    36  
 K4RF      GA     EM84       6   6    36  
 W9/WA1MKE IN     EN70       6   6    36  
 KD4K      GA     EM74       6   5    30  
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN33       8   4    32
 W5/K0MHC  STX    EM10       7   4    28  
 N7AU      EWA    DN07       9   3    27  
 KC6ZWT    SACTO  CM98       9   3    27  
 K4SZ      GA     EM84       5   5    25  
 WA6QDP    SCV    CM97       8   3    24  
 KC7VNA    EWA    DN06       8   3    24
 N0KE      CO     DM69       6   4    24  
 NE8I      MI     EN82       6   4    24  
 KM5FA     STX    EM10       5   4    20  
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN34       6   3    18
 K6FV      SCV    CM87       5   3    15  
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN43       5   3    15
 WB7DHC    WWA    CN97       6   2    12  
 W8/K9DTB  OH     EM89       6   2    12  
 N2MH      NNJ    FN20       4   3    12  
 WD0BQM    NE     DN81       4   3    12  
 N0YNP     NE     DN81       4   3    12  
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN34       5   2    10
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN35       4   2     8
 NI6G      SJV    DM06       7   1     7  
 N0LL      KS     EM09       3   2     6  
 KF0UK/R   MN     EN44       4   1     4
 VE3CWJ    ON     EN96       2   2     4  
 VE2PIJ    QU     FN35       2   1     2  
 WA2VOI/R  MN     EN44       1   1     1
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