Two-Meter Classic Sprint – September and October results

The Two-Meter Classic Sprint series continued with sprints held the first Saturdays of October and November. Several familiar call signs appear in the results of both sprints, and with only two more sprints to go, opportunities for overtaking the leaders in each category are fast disappearing! The November and December sprint will finish up this year’s sprints and final results will be published following the December sprint.

A big thank you to all our sprint participants! Your participation has helped bring some good activity to the two-meter band. As we move forward in the future, I hope to see all your call signs in many future on-air events and VHF contests.

73 de Jim, AC9EZ, contest organizer

Base category – high powerSeptember sprint  
Call signPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints earned
KO9A1st810
W3LL2nd28

* All placements lower than 3rd receive an equal number of points.

Rover category – low powerSeptember sprint  
Call signPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints earned
K9JK/R1st810
WB4GZK/R2nd18
SWL (Shortwave listener)October sprint
Call Sign 
NY1V 
AC9EZ* 

*Contest Organizer

Soapbox comments for September sprint:

“I didn’t try to recruit any other local activity than my ‘captive fixed station’, KO9A, so Jim was my only QSO partner. We completed our 8 possible QSOs in less than 13 minutes, 1 SSB QSO (on 144.210) and 1 CW QSO (on 144.090) from each of the 4 grids I visited (EN51, EN52, EN62 and EN61). Jim and I traded calling CQs for the remaining 17 minutes with Jim calling in different directions as he rotated his beam while I called in all directions due to the omni-directional loop antenna on the ‘CoROVERolla’ but neither of our calls managed to attract any other stations.”

73, JK (K9JK/R)

“The APRS map indicated a good opening from here, and I was hearing a lot of dx on the repeater frequencies. After 1/2 hour of calling cq on ~144.200, only one local station heard and worked.”

Bo WB4GZK/R

“Much better participation this time.  I think people are finding out about it.” K3ZO

“Thanks again for sponsoring this sprint series!  Fun to pull out the mic and CW paddles!” KO9A

“Alternated between calling CQ and listening on both SSB and CW nothing heard in EM69.  I’m glad the 7300 has a voice recorder for calling CQ!”

Rick NY1V

Year-to-date points earned and placement following September sprint:

Base Category – High Power   
Call signCurrent placementTotal number of points earnedNumber of sprints entered
KO9A1st-tied354
K3ZO1st-tied253
W3LL2nd223
N0HJZ3rd101
WA9TT4th – tied61
W0ZF4th – tied61
NY1V4th – tied64 (three times as SWL)
Base category – low power   
Call signCurrent placementTotal number of points earnedNumber of sprints entered
N8URE1st101
AC9EZ*204 (twice as SWL)
W9TSB*101
  • Contest organizers – Not eligible for placement awards.
Rover category – low power   
Call signCurrent placementTotal number of points earnedNumber of sprints entered
K9JK/R1st404
WB4GZK/R2nd – tied234 (once as SWL)
W9SZ/R3rd – tied81
W9SAN/R3rd – tied81
Base category – high powerOctober sprint  
Call signPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints earned
KO9A1st810
NY1V2nd18
  • All placements lower than 3rd receive an equal number of points.
Rover category – low powerOctober Sprint  
Call signPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints earned
K9JK/R1st810
SWL (shortwave listener)October sprint
Call sign 
NY1V 
AC9EZ* 

*Contest organizer

October Sprint Soapbox:

“Again, KO9A was my ‘captive fixed station’ partner as I was his ‘captive rover’.

First SSB QSO was completed on 144.210 but we hopped up to 144.220 since we heard a station in a ragchew QSO on 144.210 as I was moving to my second grid. No other activity noted on 144.090 for CW, though, so all 4 of the CW QSOs were on that frequency. As we did in September, Jim and I completed our 8 QSOs in just under 13 minutes and we traded off CQing for the remainder of the half hour to no responses.”

Knock on wood, I’ll be on (and KO9A, too, I hope) for the November and December dates.

de JK (K9JK/R)

“Thanks for the 2m SSB/CW tries!  Ended up catching K9JK/R in all of his grids.  Heard W9ZIH but couldn’t get his attention.”

de Jim (KO9A)

Year-to-date points earned and placement following October sprint:

Base category – high power   
Call signCurrent placementTotal number of points earnedNumber of sprints entered
KO9A1st-tied455
K3ZO1st-tied253
W3LL2nd223
NY1V3rd145 (three times as SWL)
N0HJZ3rd101
WA9TT4th – tied61
W0ZF4th – tied61
Base category – low power   
Call signCurrent placementTotal number of points earnedNumber of sprints entered
N8URE1st101
AC9EZ*205 (twice as SWL)
W9TSB*101
  • Contest organizers – Not eligible for placement awards.
Rover category – low power   
Call signCurrent placementTotal number of points earnedNumber of sprints entered
K9JK/R1st505
WB4GZK/R2nd – tied234 (once as SWL)
W9SZ/R3rd – tied81
W9SAN/R3rd – tied81

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