|Congratulations to our 2020 Maine
2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:
Bill Richardson NG1P, from
who made a total of 67 QSOs,
in 26 different towns, for a total of 1,742 points.
Congratulations on a job well done! Bill operated QRP fixed, using a
Kenwood TH-D79A and J-Pole during the contest. The stations listed
blue are the 2020 category winners.
/ Bonus Points / MULTS
81 / 0
79 / 0 / 19
46 / 0 / 26
32 / 0 / 15
28 / 0 / 14
36 / 0
34 / 0 / 15
30 / 0 / 14
30 / 0 / 14
67 / 0 / 26
9 / 0 / 5
6 / 0 / 5
2020 was the third year the
contest was held later in the Spring, and the weather was very nice.
The emerging pandemic meant that served agencies, such as the National
Weather Service, County EMAs, and Red Cross facilities were closed to
the public, so we didn't have any activations from those places like in
years past. It also changed the dynamics of the contest a little bit,
as more participants operated from their own homes.
Shepard W1CPS, Cindy Shepard W1CJS, John Horton KC1LSO, 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 Camp Ellis to Woolwich.
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 2 QSOs in Medium Mobile, and Medium Fixed had a record number of
entries. WD1F had a sizeable lead, but K1JJS and W1DYJ were separated
by just 4 QSOs and 1 multiplier.
Bert and Annette Dumont operated from their home in Greene, and
they had strong signals north of Portland. Some stations that
appeared in many logs, include KC1HBL, N1VVV, K1CGZ, KX1I, and N3AWM.
Other Medium Class notables:
18 / 0 / 9
8 / 0 / 8
12 / 0 / 5
1. Wireless Society of Southern Maine: 4,057 points (8 logs)
2. Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association: 2,174 points (6 logs)
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
2020 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Point-to-Point study.
The green lines show contacts by Bill Richardson NG1P during the 2020
FM Simplex Challenge.