144MHz Trophy 1999

The majority of entrants rated conditions this year as above average to very good. The number of contacts made, the total scores and the best contact distances were significantly above those made in 1998. While entrants were enthusiastic about the level of activity from Europe, a number bemoaned the poor activity levels within the UK. The weather conditions were rated as perfect across the majority of the country with only sea fog on parts of the East Coast and dull, cold and wet weather in Northern Scotland providing exceptions.

A number of stations suffered equipment problems with failed linears and mast head preamplifiers. The prize must go to G4IVH/P who operated from a bunker fifteen feet below ground level and claimed to have a bombproof receiver!

Logging standards were generally high, but some entrants lost significant points failing to correctly log the callsigns of portable stations and exceptionally optimistic locators which bore no relevance to the country identified by the callsign prefix.

A close contest at the top of the open section resulted in The Northern Lights reversing the top two positions from 1998 to relegate the Parallel Lines into the runners up position. M1A, operated by G4BAH, led the single operator section by a huge margin from GM4ZUK who repeated his runner up performance. G4AEQ triumphed in section SS for the third year in succession. Congratulations and certificates go to these stations and to those identified by (*) in the tables.

Roger Dixon, G4BVY.

Multi operator (O)											
	Call	Score	QSOs	Locator	Power	Antenna	Best DX	Loc	km	Group
1*	M0V	408257	 933	IO94RJ	400   4*15+4*10	DL4MDQ	JN58SP	1050	The Northern Lights
2*	G8P	398304	1028	JO01QD	400   8*17+2*13	LA9CY	JO59HN	1101	Parallel Lines CG
3	G5B	312305 	 895	JO03AD	400   8*12+8*11	SM7WSJ	JO67WI	 991	Five Bells CG
4	G8L	184912	 565	IO90JO	400	4*19	F8NSC	JN12EK	 948	Victory CG
5	G0VHF/P	178224	 515	JO01PU	400   4*9+2*15	OL2O	JN79IO	 976	Villa CG
6*	DL2KK	177886	 675	JO30FQ	400	2*10	GM4JJJ	IO86GB	 887	Reigate ATS
7	G3ZBI/P	119834	 512	IO93BA	400	18	SK7MW	JO65MJ	1003	Nunsfield House ARG
8	G3WRS/P	105938	 326	IO94MJ	400	4*17	DF9ZP/P	JN49PU	 862	Wakefield &DARC
9	G2XV/P	 71847	 327	JO02CD	200	4*17	SK7MW	JO65MJ	 916	Cambridge &DARC
10	GX4NOK	 69181	 246	IO93FR	400	10	SK6HD	JO68SD	1057	North Wakefield
11	G8SRC/P	 67431	 303	IO91CL	150	2*17	DF0TAU	JO40XL	 829	Swindon &DARC
12	G7RIH	 61218	 276	IO91RR	160	17	OZ1BEF	JO46OE	 807	Dacorum AR&TS
13	G0DLR	 36899	 209	JO01EI	400	15	GM4VHU	IO87FH	 709	Culverstone CG
14	G6YDD/P	 24968	 149	IO82OC	100	10	F1DBE/P	JO09TD	 830	Hereford ARS
15	GM0FRC/P 24617	 102	IO76UA	100	2*15	TM1H	JN09TT	 796	Falkirk RC
16	M1BWT	 22247	 161	IO91PR	100	2*11	DK0BN	JN39VX	 627	

Single operator (S)											
	Call	Score	QSOs	Locator	Power	Antenna	Best DX	Loc	km	
1* 	M1A	350331	 902	JO02OD	400	2*2*17	OE5D	JN68PC	 970	
2*	GM4ZUK/P137202	 329	IO86RW	400	4*13	TM6P	JN19PG	936	
3	G4IVH/P	 63264	 251	IO92WN	400	13	DK0ES/P	JN48TN	819	
4	GM4WLL/P 55553	 185	IO85NR			DL2KK	JO30FQ	836	
5	G4HLX/P	 49487	 238	IO91FN	100	13	DF9ZP/P	JN49PU	785	
6*	G4HGI	 32544	 154	IO83PL	 20	11	DL2KK	JO30FQ	698	
7	G0IBZ	 31001	 138	JO02KA	280	2*14	SK7MW	JO65MJ	883	
8	PE1EWR	 26752	 101	JO11SL	 25	10	SM7LXV/7JN65TM	803	
9	GW8ZRE/P 18287	  85	IO83JF	 10		DL2KK	JO30FQ	719	
10	G1TWS	 15211	  75	JO01HO	 25	11	F5MSL/P	JN36BP	666	
11	GW4HBK	 5108	  21	IO81KP	 60	9	GM4ZUK/PIO86RW	589	
12	2U0ARE	 1947	  14	IN89RL	 10	Discone	G5B	JO03AD	445	
13	GM1BKF/M  326	   8	IO85JV	  5	r duck	GM0PSQ/PIO86NL	 78	
 											
Six hour single operator fixed (SS)											
	Call	Score	QSOs	Locator	Power	Antenna	Best DX	Loc	km	
1*	G4AEQ	42259	132	IO93PE	200	2*9	SK7MW	JO65MJ	924	
2*	G3MEH	26648	118	IO91QS	180	2*9	DK0BN	JN39VX	623	
3	G4DEZ	19273	100	JO01IN	250	2*13	GI6ATZ	IO74AJ	545	
4*	G4XPE	7552	34	IO92GU	10	10	TM6P	JN19PG	518	
5	G7NBE	5930	28	IO92GS	80	9	GM4ZUK/PIO86RW	470	

Six hour open (OS)											
	Call	Score	QSOs	Locator	Power	Antenna	Best DX	Loc	km	
1*	G4ADV/P	10351	44	IO70MM	400	2*8	GM4ZUK/P IO86RW	731	Newquay &DARS