Maine 2 Meter Fm Simplex Challenge
Congratulations to our 2022 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Winners!

This year's Overall Winner is:

A tie between Tim Watson KB1HNZ and Stefania Watson K1GJY, from Saco, Maine, who made 164 QSOs, in 17 different towns, for a total of 2,788 points. Congratulations on a job well done! Tim and Stefania operated as Mobile Medium, working a route that began in Camp Ellis, moving up the coast to Waldoboro, and then west to Auburn. The stations listed below in blue are the 2022 category winners.

CATEGORY
Fixed
Mobile
Mobile

Fixed

Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
Mobile
Mobile
Fixed
POWER LEVEL
High
Medium
Medium

Medium

Medium
Medium
Medium
QRP
QRP
QRP
CALL SIGN
N1RXR
KB1HNZ
K1GJY

K1HC

WD1F
K1JJS
AC1FB
KB1YYC
KC1LSO
AC1LP
NAME
Eric Emery
Tim Watson
Stefania Watson

Dick Bean
Donnie Dauphin
John Goran
Ara Kemezys
Dakota Dumont
John Horton
Norris Dale
QSOs / Bonus Points / MULTS
40 / 0 / 17
164 / 0 / 17
164 / 0 / 17
79 / 0 / 35
65 / 0 / 29

53 / 0 / 25
30 / 0 / 15
31 / 0 / 10

30 / 0 / 10
47 / 0 / 14
FINAL SCORE
680
2,788
2,788
2,765
1,885
1,325
450
310
300
216

Although most pandemic-related restrictions had been lifted by late March, served agencies, such as the National Weather Service, County EMAs, and Red Cross facilities were still closed to the public, which prevented activations from those facilities.

John Horton KC1LSO, and Dakota Dumont KB1YYC, operated as QRP mobiles, while Stefania Watson K1GJY and Tim Watson KB1HNZ, operated in the Medium Mobile category. Dakota and John were heard mostly in the towns around Portland and west (Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Westbrook, Windham, etc.), while Tim and Stefania covered the most ground, ranging from Camp Ellis to Waldoboro, and west along Rt. 196 to Androscoggin County.

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 even on QSOs and multipliers in Medium Mobile, and Medium Fixed tied a continued to show a strong number of entries. K1HC and WD1F led the pack, but K1JJS and AC1FB were close behind.

Some stations that appeared in many logs, include KC1HBL, KC1MPV, K1CYJ, and WZ1J, but of those only KC1MPV and K1CYJ submitted logs.

Other Medium Class notables:

CATEGORY
Fixed
Fixed
Fixed
CALL SIGN
K1PQ
KC1MPV
K1CYJ
NAME
Lloyd Frink
Melville Conner
Alfred Marin
QSOs / MULTS
9 / 0 / 8
10 / 0 / 7
5 / 0 / 4
FINAL SCORE
72
70
20

Club Scores:

1. Wireless Society of Southern Maine: 7,533 points (8 logs)
2. Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association: 4,160 points (3 logs)
3. Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club: 72 points (1 log)



Over the past few years we've supported multiple groups around the country and are happy to share our rules format and ideas for promoting similar SIMPLEX events. We're open to new ideas too, and continually try to improve the 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge to make it more fun and competitive.


2022 2 Meter FM Simplex Visual Study

PTP study K1GJY 2022
2022 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Point-to-Point study.
The green lines show contacts by Stefania Watson during the 2022 FM Simplex Challenge.



  

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