|Congratulations to our 2021 Maine
2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:
Dick Bean K1HC, from
who made a total of 95 QSOs,
in 41 different towns, for a total of 3,895 points.
Congratulations on a job well done! K1HC operated as Fixed Medium from
his vacation home in Haprswell, Maine, using an Icom IC-9700 into a
Diamond X50 at 295' above sea level, during the contest. The stations
blue are the 2021 category winners.
/ Bonus Points / MULTS
112 / 0
111 / 0 / 14
53 / 0 / 12
35 / 0 /11
95 / 0 / 41
75 / 0 / 36
40 / 0 / 18
30 / 0 / 18
47 / 0
47 / 0 / 14
22 / 0 /
4 / 0 / 2
The continuing 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. There was also a continuation of the trend from the
previous year, which saw more participants operate from their own
John Horton KC1LSO, and Dakota
as QRP mobiles, while Stefania Watson K1GJY, Tim Watson KB1HNZ,
Eric Emery N1RXR, and Jason Andrews W1SFS
operated in the Medium Mobile
category. Dakota, John, and Eric were heard mostly in the towns around
Portland and west
(Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Westbrook, Windham, etc.), while Jason
travelled south from the Scarborough area. Tim and Stefania covered the
most ground, ranging from Camp Ellis to Waldoboro.
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 QSOs in Medium Mobile, and Medium Fixed tied a record for the number of
entries. K1HC and WD1F led the pack, but K1JJS and KB1FGF were separated
by just 10 QSOs and even on multipliers.
appeared in many logs, include W1DYJ, KC1MSQ, N1TTT, KA1KJR, KC1HJN, and WZ1J.
Other Medium Class notables:
Brad Brown, Jr.
27 / 0 / 17
26 / 0 / 13
13 / 0 / 6
4 / 0 / 4
1. Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association: 7,782 points (4 logs)2. Wireless Society of Southern Maine: 6,635 points (10 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
2021 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Point-to-Point study.
The green lines show contacts by Dick Bean K1HC during the 2021
FM Simplex Challenge.