|Congratulations to our 2019 Maine
2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:
Watson, K1GJY, from Saco, Maine,
who made a total of 119 QSOs and 38 bonus points,
in 17 different towns, for a total of 2,669 points.
Congratulations on a job well done! Stefania operated mobile from 29
different locations during the contest. The stations listed below in blue are the 2019 category winners.
Brad Brown, Jr. (KC1JMH)
/ Bonus Points / MULTS
119 / 38
118 / 36 / 17
62 / 2 /
72 / 2 / 32
66 / 2 / 30
57 / 14
32 / 8 / 18
16 / 3 /
2019 was the second year the
contest was held in April, avoiding the snow storms of recent years
that always seemed to happen on contest weekend.
Shepard W1CPS, Cindy Shepard W1CJS, Greg Dean K1ME, and Dakota Dumont
as QRP mobiles, while Stefania Watson K1GJY, and Tim Watson KB1HNZ,
operated in the Medium Mobile
category. Dakota was heard mostly in the towns North of Portland
(Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, etc.), while Charlie and Cindy covered
a lot of the greater Portland area. Tim and Stefania covered the
most ground, ranging from Lewiston to the Berwicks. Greg Dean K1ME,
operated from hilltops in Sebago and Bridgton, and made some impressive
long distance QSOs, including one from Bridgton to North Berwick, with
Similar to years past, the most popular categories were the
medium-powered classes, and they were also the most competitive,
with K1GJY and KB1HNZ being separated by
only 1 QSO, and 2 bonus points in Medium Mobile, and Medium Fixed saw a
three-way battle between AC1FB, WX1GYX, and WS1EC. Eric Emery KC1HJK,
who operated from the National Weather Service, in Gray, edged out last
year's overall winner, Ara by just 4 multipliers!
Bert and Annette Dumont operated from their home in Greene, and
they had very strong signals north of Portland. Rick Alderette KB1ASM,
who was the High Fixed winner, also had a strong signal throughout York
County. Some stations that appeared in many logs, include Ben Bruns
KC1HBL, Dave Wood KB1FGF, Dave Feeney WN1F, Waylon MacDonald KC1HJN,
David Dyro KC1FRZ, Harry McNelley N1TTT, Christian Hutchins KC1JLZ, and
Adam Mains N3AWM.
Other Medium Class notables:
/ 2 / 10
19 / 2 / 9
4 / 3 / 3
Wireless Society of Southern Maine
took the top club score with 12,854 points.
past few years we've supported multiple groups around the country and
are happy to share our rules format and ideas
promoting similar SIMPLEX events. We're open to new ideas too,
continually try to improve the 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge to make it
more fun and competitive.
2 Meter FM Simplex Visual Study
2019 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Point-to-Point study.
The blue lines show contacts by Stefania Watson K1GJY during the 2019 FM Simplex Challenge.