1st 50MHz Backpacker Contest of 1999

Excellent band conditions greeted the entrants for this contest. As one remarked 'it makes a nice change to work some good DX on 6m during a contest'. The weather was not kind to some stations with heavy rain showers and the occasional thunderstorm to make life more difficult.

Thank you to all of the entrants who provided their logs on disk or via email. All logs were re-scored to eliminate any scoring differences between logging programs. This also allowed a very through crosscheck of all entrants' logs to be undertaken. As normal for Backpacker contests the standard of logging was very high.

The usual crop of problems occurred during this contest. One station had to pack up early when the microphone stopped working. A replacement has been ordered for the next contest!

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up in each section, you will all receive certificates.

Ian, G0FCT Email: g0fct@blacksheep.org

	Multi-operator 10W											
Pos	Group Name		Call sign	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX	km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*	One Man and His Dog CG	G8NWM/P		IO92TR	25	23	15195	349485	EH1IB	1951	10	5EL	FT736


	Multi-operator 3W											
Pos	Group Name		Call sign	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX	km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*	Wythall Contest Group	G1WAC/P		IO82XJ	43	19	11117	211223	9A1O	1671	2.5	HB9CV	FT690
2*	Oldham RC		G1ORC/P		IO83XN	28	16	 8150	130400	EH9IB	2035	2.5	4EL	FT690


	Single Operator 10W											
Pos	Call sign	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX		km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*	M0AFC/P		IO84VG	98	29	27755	804895	EH7KW		2647	10	5EL	FT847
2*	G8JAY/P		IO91AW	56	34	21644	735896	LZ2CC		2224	10	5EL	TS130+TVR
3	M0BAO/P		IO80LV	21	17	 8674	147458	IE9/I2ADN	1856	10	HB9CV	IC706
4	M0BHE/P		IO80MU	13	12	 7863	94356	IE9/I2ADN	1848	10	V	IC706
5	G4MPK/P		IO81RC	12	10	 3248	32480	EH6SA		1329	10	HB9CV	IC726S


	Single Operator 3W											
Pos	Call sign	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX		km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*	GW0PZO/P	IO83ID	88	27	22300	602100	9A4U		1712	2.5	3EL	FT690
2*	GI7JYK/P	IO74BQ	32	29	20264	587656	IW0UIQ		2057	3	2EL	MFJ9406
3	2C8ZRE/P	IO83JF	29	22	14125	310750	SP8PAI/P	1883	3	HB9CV	FT690
4	G4FAA/P		JO01AG	20	11	 1442	 15862	2C4BVY/P	 228	2.75	3EL	IC726
5	G0FUW/P		IO81PH	12	 6	 1535	  9210	EH3CQQ		1134	2	3EL	IC707+TVR


* Certificate winner