432MHz Affiliated Societies Contest 1999

 

Most entrants commented that conditions were pretty abysmal with little activity and the only relief being short periods of reasonable DX to Germany with occasional openings to GM. Tim Trew, G8JXV, agreed and added that this has been a common observation about VHF & UHF contests so he searched back through his logs and came to the conclusion that there was a sharp decline in activity between 1994 & 1995 from which level it has not recovered. The standard of log keeping was generally high although carelessness resulted in loss of points; such errors included one station who managed to work himself at a distance of 7km and one who incorrectly logged the callsign of another station from his own affiliated society. Several stations upgraded their set up since last years contest; South Birmingham R S, G8OHM had a 4x19 element antenna array and won the Multi Operator section ahead of Sutton and Cheam R S, G3WHK. Congratulations to Andy Cook, G4PIQ, for winning the single operator section and to John Quarmby, G3XDY, who repeated last years second place. These two stations together with Sam Jewell, G4DDK, formed the Martlesham R S AFS team who convincingly won the AFS section scoring nearly twice as many points as their nearest rivals second placed Chesham and District 'A' team. Frank Laanen, PE1EWR, continued his support for RSGB contests and was placed first in the overseas section. Edward Turner, G7NCG was the leading UK station running 25W to a single antenna section ahead of Terry Thirlwell, G0VFW. The Guildford Radio Society have kindly offered a trophy for the leading novice entrant in this contest but despite seven novices being logged by contestants none submitted an entry. Here is an opportunity for novices to compete for a trophy where all entrants have the same limitations on power; we look forward to seeing novice entries in next years' contest. There was an encouraging increase in the number of entrants to each of the sections in the contest which was enjoyed by all entrants. Congratulations to all certificate winners.

 

Ian L Cornes G4OUT

 

                                 Multi Operator Fixed Station Section                          									
									
Pos	CallsignZone	Points	QSO	LOC	Ant	Pwr	Best Dx	Km
1*	G8OHM	B	15142	80	92AJ	4x19	400	DF2VJ	710
2*	G3WHK	C	7282	63	91VJ	24el	100	DG1KJG	516
3	G3OLX	C	4269	48	91VH	21el	25	DL4KG	506
4	G1WAC	B	3619	35	92BJ	21el	75	GM4LBV	479
5*	G6ZTT	A	714	12	83QF	21el	10	G4TVR	108
6	M0BWB	C	221	6	91VI	11el	25	G4PIQ	103
									
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                                Single Operator Fixed Station Section                       									
									
Pos	CallsignZone	Points	QSO	LOC	Ant	Pwr	Best Dx	Km
1*	G4PIQ	C	18885	91	01MU	2x26	350	DF4UE	690
2*	G3XDY	C	11760	51	02OB	28el	250	DF4UE	692
3	G3MEH	C	9266	65	91QS	2x19	150	DF2VJ	599
4*	PE1EWR		6754	24	11SL	21el	25	G3UKV	438
5	G0GCI	C	5727	35	01ED	2x21	120	DF2VJ	509
6*	G0ODQ	D	4652	46	91NQ	21el	100	PE1EWR	307
7*	G7NCG	B	4092	35	02CM	17el	25	DL4KG	497
8	G3YSX	C	3506	36	91WF	21el	100	DL4KG	500
9	G6XDI	C	3331	41	91SM	21el	35	PE1EWR	277
10	G8JXV	C	3308	31	91WE	48el	120	DL4KG	500
11*	G0VFW	D	2534	36	91RR	21el	12	F6CBH	329
12	G8JAY	D	2463	19	81WV	21el	50	GM4LBV	533
13	G3FIJ	C	2226	23	01KV	21el	15	G3UKV	250
14	G3PIA	D	2154	26	91IN	21el	25	G3XDY	180
15	G7BBC	C	1816	29	91UM	21el	50	PE1EWR	266
16	G4TVR	B	1718	16	92CJ	21el	30	GM4LBV	480
17	G7UYP	B	1645	23	02AT	21el	25	G3WHK	158
18	G7MWP	D	1603	30	91RO	21el	25	GW3LNR	197
19	G4DDK	C	1597	10	02PA	17el	50	DG1KJG	426
20*	G4APJ	A	1417	15	83UP	19el	30	G3WHK	287
21	G0EYO	B	1309	14	92BJ	15el	50	G3XDY	213
22	M0BII	B	724	15	02CQ	21el	25	G8OHM	150
23	M1CFI	B	494	11	92BK	15el	15	G4PIQ	209
24	M1CYB	B	473	13	02CS	17el	25	G8OHM	152
25	G0BMS	C	339	10	02ES	14el	10	G4PIQ	112
26	G0UPU	D	319	8	91AX	9el	25	G4NKC	69
27	G1XYZ	C	125	7	02FR	2x17	10	G7UYP	30
28	G8HDK	B	66	5	02BR	vrt/col	20	G7NCG	24



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                                                 Affiliated Societies Section                                                 											
											
Pos	A.F.S.			Zone	                                   Team                                              						Total		
1*	Martlesham R S		C	G4PIQ	18885	G3XDY	11760	G4DDK	1597	32242		
2*	Chesham & D ARS "A"	D	G3MEH	9266	G0ODQ	4652	G0VFW	2534	16452		
3*	Sth.Birmingham R.S.	B	G8OHM	15142					15142		
4	Sutton & Cheam R.S.	C	G3WHK	7282	G3OLX	4269	M0BWB	221	11772		
5	Reigate A.T.S.		C	G3YSX	3506	G8JXV	3308			6814		
6	Wythall Contest Gp. "A"	B	G1WAC	3619	G4TVR	1718	G0EYO	1309	6646		
7	Wisbech R & EC "A"	B	G7NCG	4092	G7UYP	1645	M0BII	724	6461		
8	West Kent A.R.S.	C	G0GCI	5727					5727		
9	Ariel Radio Group	C	G6XDI	3331	G7BBC	1816			5147		
10	Cheltenham ARS		D	G8JAY	2463	G0UPU	319			2782		
11	Colchester A.R.S.	C	G3FIJ	2226					2226		
12	Harwell A.R.S.		D	G3PIA	2154					2154
13	Chesham & D ARS "B"	D	G7MWP	1603					1603
14	Wisbech R & EC "B"	B	M1CYB	473	G0BMS	339	G8HDK	66	878
15	Wythall Contest Gp. "B"	B	M1CFI	494					494

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