50MHz Trophy 1999

Another year with good sporadic E openings bringing a wide variety of dx, although most entrants had to wait until Sunday for it. In the meantime, many endured cold, wet weather and long bouts of static rain. The 6 hour entrants all opted for Saturday sessions, which meant that they missed the better conditions.

Clearly the hurly-burly of working dx brings its toll; this contest raises more comments about bad signals and operating practices than the rest of the year put together. As was the case last year, there seems to have been widespread confusion over who was working who with some interesting mix-ups of calls and locators.

In general the results were clear cut, the exception being M2A/G5B. On claimed scores they were 0.3% apart; after very careful comprehensive checking, the gap widened to a massive 1%.

Terry, EH8BYR (aka G0TJN) shows what a simple station can achieve from the right location while the Northern Lights and Roger, G4BVY, retain the Telford Trophy and Six Metre Cup respectively.

Steve G8GSQ

Section S											
Pos	Call	Points	Mult	Total	QSO	Loc	Pwr	Ant	dx	km	
1	EH8BYR	334110	90     30069900	121	IL38FW	 10	5	KP4YA	5421	
2	2C4BVY/P178867 115     20569705	436	IO81NV	400	2x2x5	LZ2KHN	2294	
3	2A1BQI/P 98471	60	5908260	115	IO85RW	 80	5	EH8BYR	3126	
4	G7LXK	 79671	63	5019273	178	IO93QV	400	5	EH8BYR	2966	
5	G4AEQ	 68885	57	3926445	117	JO03PE	 50	2x4	IT9CHU	2159	
6	GM7AFE/P 55992	33	1847736	 35	IP90JA	100	HB9CV	IK6TIJ	2219	
7	2C6VZW	 44599	41	1828559	 47	IO81LQ	100	6	9H1EL	1959	
8	G0LCS	 27029	39	1054131	 54	IO91WP	100	2x4	LZ2KHN	2110	
9	PE1EWR	 25701	34	 873834	 49	JO11SL	 25	3	EH8BYR	2878	
10	GM0HBF	 56812	16	 908992	 39	IO67IN	100	5	IK6TIJ	2258	
11	G1ZBJ	 16470	26	 428220	 35	IO80EN	100	LPY	IE9/I2ADN 1864	
12	2U0ARE	 11767	13	 152971	 10	IN89RL	  5	5	IE9/I2ADN 1729	
13	G7NBE	  4418	13	  57434	 13	IO92GS	 20	5	SP9W	1585	
											
Section M											
Pos	Call	Points	Mult	Total	QSO	Loc	Pwr	Ant	dx	km	Group
1	MD0V	420319	158    66410402	616	IO74QD	400	4x7+3x6	5B4AGM	3653	Northern Lights
2	M2A	216789	134    29049726	538	IO92NP	400	2x6	9H1XT	2220	Black Sheep CG
3	G5B	235630	122    28746860	561	JO03AD	400	4x5+2x6	TZ6VV	4451	5 Bells CG
4	M1A	134747	 88    11857736	309	JO02OD	400	6	9H1XT	2091	Martlesham DX & CG
5	M0BRA/P	91196	 79	7204484	241	IO80ST	400	8	9H1EL	2175	Bracknell ARC
6	M1BCG/P	78158	 85	6643430	205	IO81TK	100	8	9H1EL	2180	Bristol CG
7	G0VHF/P	61914	 62	3838668	228	JO01GN	200	5	LZ2CC	2048	Villa CG
8	G8SRC/P	53373	 54	2882142	192	IO91CL	 60	5	9H1EL	2156	Swindon & DARC
9	G7RIH	39998	 48	1919904	207	IO91RR	160	5	LZ2CC	2124	Dacorum ARTS
10	G3ZME/P	51536	 46	2370656	122	IO82SM	 45	5	5B4AGM	3456	Telford ARS
11	G0MSA/P	30658	 45	1379610	157	JO01BA	100	7	9H5EE	2037	E Sussex CG
											
Section SS											
Pos	Call	Points	Mult	Total	QSO	Loc	Pwr	Ant	dx	km	
1	G6FQZ	53247	51     2715597	 65	IO91JR	 50	5	LZ2CC	2158	
2	G3MEH	 8154	20	163080	 87	IO91QS	100	5	MD0V	 377	
											
Section OS											
Pos	Call	Points	Mult	Total	QSO	Loc	Pwr	Ant	dx	km	Group
1	G4HLX/P	8466	18	152388	89	IO91FN	100	3	MD0V	354	
2	G5UM/P	4606	17	78302	47	IO92MO	100	2x3	F6IFR	399	Leicester RS