Radio Society of Great Britain. Official HF. Contest Results.
RSGB Islands on the Air Contest 2004 Results.
Island. - Multi-operator
| Single-op Mixed | Single-op
CW | Single-op SSB
Expeditions. - High Power/Yagis |
Low Power Single Element
World. - Multi-operator | Single-op Mixed| | Single-op CW | Single-op SSB - Single-op Assisted | SWL - Soapbox and Pictures
Firstly, my apologies for not posting pre-checked scores back in late September, as I had hoped. This was mainly because we were working hard to get the final results out in time for the RSGB HF Convention (which we did). Those final results are now available on this Website, along with photos and Soapbox. They should also appear in February RadCom, with a full write-up. If you spot any errors or omissions, please let me know before the end of November, and they can be corrected in time for the RadCom article.
Trophy winners will be announced later – we have many more trophies than in previous years, and need to be sure that they are all correctly allocated.
Once again we received over 1200 entries to the contest, and most people coped well with the two-stage submission process. Those who sent perfect Cabrillo logs may have found it frustrating to have to go to a Web page and confirm their entry information. However, we do find this necessary because many so-called Cabrillo logs do not reflect the IOTA categories in their headers, usually because they have been generated by logging programs that are intended primarily for US-organised contests. The two-stage process this year has cut down dramatically on the amount of correspondence that has been necessary with entrants whose category was ambiguous.
Band conditions were poor this year, and entrants outside Europe had a tough time achieving high scores. European entrants built their scores mainly from other European contacts. Interestingly, this meant that some QRP entrants were able to achieve competitive scores – the trick was to catch those European multipliers, and they didn’t lose out by missing the long-distance DX, as there wasn’t much to be caught. As always, some of the categories have been very closely fought, and several positions have changed after checking. The checking gets more rigorous each year, as our software improves and the number of logs increases. This year we were able directly to cross-check 57% of all QSOs. This helps those entrants who send in accurate logs, but inaccurate logs will inevitably suffer reductions in score.
My thanks, as always, go all who helped in the adjudication process, but especially to Marios 5B4WN/G0WWW who did so much to improve the software side of the checking. We are now in an excellent position for future years. My thanks also to John G3LZQ for his work on the IOTA Contest trophies.
|Total Logs received||1228||1251|
|Island - SO – Mixed||62||74|
|Island - SO – CW||92||97|
|Island - SO – SSB||105||103|
|World - SO – Mixed||170||194|
|World - SO – CW||252||251|
|World - SO – SSB||208||230|
Thanks to the following for Checklogs:
2E1SIS 4Z5FL/M 8S0F 9A/SP2MKI 9A2YC 9A3GX 9A3KS DG1BQC DJ0IF DL1DTC DL1DVN DL2JFN DL5KVV/P DL5RBR DL6JAN DL6RCK DL7EUO DL7VMM DL7VRG DL8MBS EA2AGV EW6GL F6IRF G0RCI G0ZMC G3JTO G3RR/P G3XTT G4BGW G6OKU GW3YVC GW4BLE HA5AF HA7VK HA8VK IK3XTY IZ1DFI IZ8FCA JA3YBK K7CHC KF3CV KH6XT LY3BA LZ1FJ M0OIC M0OKT MU0FAL N1NN OH1BOI OH5PA OK1ABB OK1DSU OK2DFD OK2HZ OK2OU OM4AA OZ5MJ PA1V PA9TT PY3AJB PY3AU PY5JO PY7OJ RA3AD RA3TYL RA9DZ RN6FK RU2FK RU4HD RU6MM RV1OO RV3NA RV4HC RV6HA RW3PN S53EO SM0BXT SM3X SM5BAX SM6DUA SM6Z SP1BLE SP1DOT/1 SP1EGN/1 SP2HYO SP2IU SP3XR SP4ICD SP5BLI SP5ECC/5 SP5ELW SP5GH SP7XK SP8PAB SQ7B SQ9CAQ UA1ZZ UA3TN UA3UCD UA4NAL UA4PVN/3 UA4RC UA6LP UA9MQR UN6G UR0UL US1RCH UW7W UX1IL VE3IGJ VP8NO VP9HW YA0Y YL2GTD YL2PN YL2RM YO2ADQ YO2CJX YO6CFB YT1AT YZ1EW YZ1ZI YZ9A ZL2UO ED5OTA HG3M RV6YZ T94LW WB8YJF/4
There was one disqualification: MJ0DLQ/P
I hope you enjoyed taking part, and that you will enter again in 2005. The 2005 rules will be posted on this site in due course.
73 Don G3XTT November 2004
IOTA Contest Manager