March 144 / 432MHz Contest 1999 Results

This contest continues to be dominated by the weather. Over the vast majority of the country conditions were atrocious with snow, blizzards, rain and flooded fields featuring in entrant's comments. One GM was unable to reach his normal site. In complete contrast, G8LNC/P reported fine, dry and warm conditions! Despite these conditions, the number of portable entries increased. Equipment problems were weather related with snow and ice in connectors and damp conditions affecting generators. Conditions on 144MHz were described as average at best with heavy fading and a number of stations were plagued by static rain. However there were a large number of good distance contacts and periods of propagation into F, PA and DL. On 432MHz there was a dearth of activity with many people struggling to make contacts. Congratulations to the certificate winners (*) and in particular to G0KPW (operated by Bob G4BAH) who was the overall leading station on 144MHz despite being a single operator and the Five Bells group as the overall winners of the event.

Roger, G4BVY.

144MHz								
Section M								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	   Kms
1*	G8LNC/P	173652	530	IO90JO	400	4*19	  DK0ES/P  813
2*	G4SIV/P	162962	449	JO03CE	400	Long Yagi DK0ES/P  836
3	GD0EMG	157032	404	IO74QD	400	8*9+2*17  F5PFA	  1002
4	M1CRO/P	118960	414	JO01JP	400	2*11+2*15 DK0ES/P  717
5	G1MDG/P	 49572	229	IO91RO	400	2*17	  DL1FX	   677
6	GM0FRC/P 22770	111	IO76XA	100	2*15	  G0FIG	   623
7*	G8NJA/P	 20304	100	IO80DQ	 25	19	  F6KSL	   715
8	G8SAD	 10752	 74	IO91VW	 50	9	  DH8VH	   590
9*	GI3XRQ/P  5205	 29	IO74CO	 10	8over8	  F6EAS	   714
10	G1ORC/P	  3459	 50	IO83XN	 22	17	  F6KPF	   601
								
Section S								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	Kms
1*	G0KPW	225809	585	JO02OD	400	2*17	DK0OG	909
2*	G3YVR	 36580	176	IO91WD	200	2*9	GM7UAU/P613
3*	MM0BQI/P 22472	 78	IO85RU	 25	13	DL0KM	779
4*	G4HGI	 18716	 94	IO83PL 	 20	11	F6KIM	820
5	GM4WLL/P 17065	 56	IO85NR	200	8over8	PA6C	672
6	PE1EWR	 10452	 48	JO11SL	 25	10	GD0EMG	623
7	G1TWS	  9219	 61	JO01HO	 25	11	DG6PY/P	458
8	GW0PLP	  6248	 23	IO72RC			GM8LFB	695
9	M1CUU	  5304	 39	JO01FN	 15	8	DL1ECG	545
10	G4APJ	  3256	 18	IO83UP	  5	9	G8LNC/P	346
11	G8NEO	  1203	  4	JO02PV	 10	5	GD0EMG	415
12	G4OTY	   329	  6	IO81UI	 25	Vert	G8NJA/P	124
								
Section OS								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	Kms
1*	G1WAC	20406	89	IO92BJ	400	18	DK0HN	757
2*	G0JLF/P	8363	40	IO93AD	  0	17	DG6PY/P	684
								
Section SS								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	Kms
1*	G4AEQ	26896	107	IO93PE	200	2*9	GM0HTT	676
2*	G3MEH	17391	 84	IO91QS	175	2*9	DL1FX	687
3*	G8ZRE	11598	 60	IO83NE	 25	8	ON4AMX	588
								
432MHz								
Section M								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	Kms
1*	G4SIV/P	51470	138	JO03CE	400	Long YagiDG5OAF	710
2*	GD0EMG	50097	127	IO74QD	400	4*20	DH5HV/P	819
3	M1CRO/P	24138	 99	JO01JP	 90	4*21	DJ6AD	656
4*	G1ZBJ/P	 3153	 22	IO80DQ	 25	21	PE0MAR/P563
5	G8SAD	 2702	 17	IO91VW	 50	2*19	PA0ZM 	463
6*	G7OOD/P	  302	  5	IO83XN	 15	2*15	GD0EMG	181
7	GI3XRQ/P  265	 12	IO74CO	 10	21	GD0EMG	91
								
Section S								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	Kms
1*	PE1EWR	6207	26	JO11SL	12	21	GD0EMG	623
2*	MM0BQI/P 575	 7	IO85RU	 8	21	GI6ATZ	271
3	G8NEO	 494	 2	JO02PV	10	13	GD0EMG	415
4	GM4WLL/P 281	 4	IO85NR	50	24	GM4LBV	109
5	G4OTY	 212	 4	IO81UI	25	Indoor	G1ZBJ/P	124
						Quagi		
Section OS								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	Kms
1*	G1WAC	 961	6	IO92BJ	75	21	PE0MAR/P412
								
Section SS								
Pos	Call	Points	QSOs	Loc	Power	Ant	Best DX	Kms
1*	G3MEH	3456	12	IO91QS	160	2*19	PI4GN	540
2*	G4AEQ	 996	 6	IO93PE	100	2*19	PE0MAR/P353
								
Normalised Scores								
Section M								
Pos	Call	144MHz	432MHz	Total	Group			
1*	G4SIV/P	 938	1000	1938	Five Bells CG			
2*	GD0EMG	 904	 973	1877	Northern Lights			
3	M1CRO/P	 685	 469	1154	Villa CG			
4	G8LNC/P	1000	   0	1000	Victory CG			
5	G1MDG/P	 285	   0	 285	Chesham & District ARS			
6	G8NJA/P	 117	  61	 178	Torbay ARS			
7	GM0FRC/P 131	   0	 131	Falkirk Amateur Radio Club			
8	G8SAD	  62	  52	 114	Stevanage & District ARS			
9	GI3XRQ/P  30	   5	  35	Bangor & District Amateur Radio Society			
10	G1ORC/P	  20	   6	  26	Oldham Radio Club			
								
Section S								
Pos	Call	144MHz	432MHz	Total				
1*	PE1EWR	  46	1000	1046				
2*	G0KPW	1000	   0	1000				
3	MM0BQI/P 100	  93	 193				
4	G3YVR	 162	   0	 162				
5	GM4WLL/P  76	  45	 121				
6	G8NEO	   5	  80	  85				
7	G4HGI	  83	   0	  83				
8	G1TWS	  41	   0	  41				
9	G4OTY	   1	  34	  35				
10	GW0PLP	  28	   0	  28				
11	M1CUU	  23	   0	  23				
12	G4APJ	  14	   0	  14				
								
Section OS								
Pos	Call	144MHz	432MHz	Total				
1*	G1WAC	1000	1000	2000	Wythall CG			
2*	G0JLF/P	 410	   0	 410				

Section SS								
Pos	Call	144MHz	432MHz	Total				
1*	G3MEH	 647	1000	1647				
2*	G4AEQ	1000	 288	1288				
3	G8ZRE	 431	   0	 431