4th 144MHz Backpacker Contest of 1999

Radio conditions were excellent at the start of this contest with plenty of stations to work. Towards the end of the contest, many entrants reported the build up of thunderclouds. A few unlucky stations were caught directly in the path of the storms! Several stations packed up early when they saw the storm approaching.

The standard of logging was not as good as in previous backpacker contests. Entrants lost an average of 12% of their score through logging errors.

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

Ian, G0FCT Email: g0fct@rsgb.org.uk

	
Multi-operator 10W											
Pos	Group Name		Call 	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX	km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*	One Man and His Dog CG	G8NWM/P	IO92TR	53	59	9695	572005	EI6FE/P	533	10	2x10EL	FT736
2*	Barpackers CG		M1BAR/P	IO83XH	58	48	6421	308208	EI6FE/P	423	10	9EL	IC251E
3	Wythall CG		G1WAC/P	IO82XJ	33	33	2995	98835	G1JKX/P	315	10	17EL	IC706
	
Multi-operator 3W											
Pos	Group Name		Call	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX	km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*				GW5NF/P	IO81KR	54	47	7897	371159	PE1EWR	461	2.5	9EL	FT290
2*				G0HDV/P	IO93GD	48	54	6649	359046	DC1EI	582	3	12ZL	TR751E
3	Oldham Radio Club	G1ORC/P	IO83XN	53	41	4573	187493	EI6FE/P	427	2.5	17EL	FT290

4	Stockport RS		G8SRS/P	IO93AK	25	21	1628	34188	EI6FE/P	430	2.5	7ZL	FT290	
Single Operator 10W											
Pos	Call sign	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX	km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*	M0AFC/P		IO84SA	92	78	18975	1480050	DC6IA	711	10	13EL	FT847
2*	GW8ZRE/P	IO83JF	99	78	16359	1276002	F6CBH	572	10	7ZL	TR751E
3	G0GRI/P		IO81WG	65	60	9638	578280	EI6FE/P	452	10	13EL	TR751E
4	G0PQF/P		JO01AX	26	44	5350	235400	EI6FE/P	572	10	9EL	IC251E
5	EI6FE/P		IO52UR	22	30	7634	229020	G4SWX	654	10	9EL	TM255E
6	GM8ORG/P	IO74TQ	27	32	6091	194912	G0PQF/P	420	10	8EL	IC251E
	
Single Operator 3W											
Pos	Call sign	Loc	QSO	Multi	Points	Total	Best DX	km	Power	Ant	Equipment
1*	GW0PZO/P	IO83ID	71	57	9224	525768	PE1EWR	500	2.5	5Q	FT290
2*	GM4IGS/P	IO75MB	28	37	5914	218818	G0KPW	519	2.5	17EL	FT290
3	G4APJ/P		IO83TP	42	44	4619	203236	G7RAU	333	2.5	8EL	LINER 2
4	GW1ATZ/P	IO81GV	37	36	5233	188388	F6CBH	487	2	5EL	FT290
5	G1WKS/P		JO01ED	32	36	3566	128376	M0AFC/P	373	3	13EL	FT290
6	G3OLY/P		IO91VX	21	34	3720	126480	GM4IGS/P465	2.5	5EL	FT290
7	G1JDM/P		IO90SV	26	36	3325	119700	M0AFC/P	373	3	9EL	IC202S
8	G0NFO/P		IO82RJ	17	20	1339	26780	M0AFC/P	181	2.5	HB9CV	FT290
9	G1GYM/P		IO85WL	24	14	1786	25004	MM1BUO	152	1.5	V	FT51R

	
* Certificate winner											

	
Check log from PE1EWR running 25W, 14 QSO, 22 multipliers, total of 4750 points