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- The Maine 2 meter FM Simplex Challenge is a ham radio contest
primarily designed to give 2 meter operators a chance to compete on an
even basis, and have fun doing it.
When - The event takes place Sunday, February 9th, 2014, and runs for 4 hours, beginning at 2:00 PM local time (1900 UTC).
Contacts are limited to FM Simplex on the 2 meter band.
Participants may be entered as either fixed or mobile, (but not as both).
- There are 3 exchange items - Give your call sign, the name of the
city, village, town, or township you are operating from, and your power
level. Rovers and mobiles must be within the city limits of whatever
city they claim to be operating from.
Pictured above is the "Challenge Cup," a perpetual trophy that features the name and call sign of each year's overall winner.
or Town - This is simply the name of the city or town you are operating
from. If you do not live within the city limits, use the name of the
town or municipality to which mail or a package would be addressed.
For mobile entries, use the name of the city or town you are in, or the closest city or town.
Power levels are defined as follows:
• QRP - 5 watts or less
• Medium Power - greater than 5 watts, but less than 100
• High Power - 100 watts or more
Categories - There are two entry categories: Fixed and Mobile. You may
enter only one category for the contest. If a station gives out more
than one multiplier during the contest, that station will automatically
be entered into the mobile category.
A “Fixed” station or
“Fixed” location means that the participant must operate the entire
duration of the contest from one specific location. This category would
also include setting up a temporary, portable station at a remote
location, “Field-Day” style.
A Mobile / Rover station - a
participant operates from a vehicle, with the option of activating more
than one multiplier during the duration of the contest. Mobile stations
must submit separate log sheets for each location they are operating
Scoring - Each station you work is worth 1 point.
station can be worked only once, (unless it is mobile). A mobile
station may be worked more than once only if it moves to a different
city, village, town, or township.
Multipliers: After you add up
your score, you can get extra bonus multipliers. For every different
city, village, town, or township you contact, multiply your score times
Awards: Winners certificates will be awarded to the
top scorers in each category and power level. A seperate certificate
will be awarded for the top scoring "overall" station.
The categories are as follows:
Please click on the links in the right-hand column to download the official contest rules, entry form, and log sheets.
sheets and entry forms can be downloaded from these links. You
will need Adobe Reader to view and print the log sheet and entry form.
Adobe Reader is available as a free download. Just click here if you
don't already have it.
Below is a sample of a Contest Log Sheet,
showing some of the 91 contacts made during the contest, followed by a completed entry form.
Society of Southern
Maine P.O. Box 174, Scarborough, ME 04074 |