Two-Meter Classic Sprint – November/December results

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The Two-Meter Classic Sprint series wrapped up with two final sprints held in November and December. Several familiar calls appeared in both sprints, with both base stations and rover stations participating. As December marked the final sprint in the series, these results will include the final placement scores for all participants. The winners of each category will receive a certificate which will be emailed in January 2022. Congratulations to all our certificate winners!

I would like to thank each and every one of our participants for your participation in this brand new contest. Your enthusiasm in encouraging 2m weak-signal operation is truly great to see. It has been a privilege for me to help organize this event, and I would like to thank all the participants for your courtesy to this very novice contest organizer! Additionally, I would like to thank my fellow co-organizers of this event, Chris, W9TSB and Adam, KD9NRT for their help in creating this event. Thanks guys!

As we come to a close here in 2021, I must mention that I will unfortunately be unable to run this event for 2022 due to a changed schedule. However, should anyone wish to continue this event, I would be happy to participate and do what is possible to contribute to the effort.

73, have a very blessed 2022, and see you on the bands!

de Jim, AC9EZ, Contest Organizer

Base Category – High PowerNovember Sprint  
CallsignPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints Earned
KO9A1st910
Rover Category – Low PowerNovember Sprint  
CallsignPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints Earned
K9JK/R1st810
SWL (Shortwave Listener)November Sprint
Callsign 
NY1V 
WB4GZK/R 
AC9EZ* 

*Contest Organizer

Soapbox Comments for November Sprint:

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

No other band activity noted so Jim and I ‘held’ (hogged?) the 144.210 frequency for our SSB contacts. No “QRM” on 144.090 for CW. Jim and I did speed things up a bit, completing our 8 QSOs in just under 12 minutes so we knocked a minute off of our previous “just under 13 minutes” standard. Again, we traded off CQing on SSB for the remainder of the half hour and Jim did get a response from one other station right at the end of the half-hour so he got 9 Qs total versus my 8.

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

73, JK

 (K9JK/R)

“Called CQ and listened for the entire period today. Nothing heard.

Missed last month. I was driving in EM68 and not able to participate.”

73,

Bo Lowrey

WB4GZK/4 25 watt rover in EM78

“Nothing heard in EM69”

Rick NY1V

Year-to-Date Points Earned and Placement Following November Sprint:

Base Category – High PowerNovember Total  
CallsignCurrent PlacementTotal Number of Points EarnedNumber of Sprints Entered
KO9A1st455
K3ZO2nd253
W3LL3rd223
N0HJZ4th101
WA9TT5th – tied61
W0ZF5th – tied61
NY1V5th – tied65 (three times as SWL)
Base Category – Low PowerNovember Total  
CallsignCurrent PlacementTotal Number of Points EarnedNumber of Sprints Entered
N8URE1st101
AC9EZ*205 (twice as SWL)
W9TSB*101
  • Contest Organizers – Not eligible for placement awards.
Base Category – High PowerDecember Sprint  
CallsignPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints Earned
KO9A1st1110
  •  
Rover Category – Low PowerDecember Sprint  
CallsignPlacementNumber of QSOsPoints Earned
K9JK/R1st1010
SWL (Shortwave Listener)December Sprint
Callsign 
WB4GZK/4 

Soapbox Comments for December Sprint:

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

But we did manage to get another ham in the area to wake up ‘early’, though it was not until the end of the half hour so I only completed two QSOs with him (one each on SSB and CW) with me in ONE grid.

Jim and I improved our ‘rate’ again, logging our 8th and final QSO at 13:11:10, even with my drive time as I moved among the 4 grids.

73, JK

(K9JK/R)

“Tried to coordinate with a couple stations on ON4KST, only got a syllable or two from AA9MY. Otherwise, called and listened the whole sprint and heard nothing.

There is some awareness of this contest on various boards I monitor, but not much I’m actually hearing here in EM78. It is difficult to say just how many are actually operating outside your (Ft. W) immediate area.

73

Bo Lowrey

(WB4GZK/R)

“Thanks again Jim for sponsoring this sprint series. Was a lot of fun to stir up some activity on SSB/CW.”

73

Jim

(KO9A)

Year-to-Date Points Earned and Placement Following December Sprint:

Base Category – High PowerFinal Results  
CallsignCurrent PlacementTotal Number of Points EarnedNumber of Sprints Entered
KO9A1st place657
K3ZO2nd place253
W3LL3rd place223
NY1V4th place145 (three times as SWL)
N0HJZ5th place101
WA9TT6th-tied61
W0ZF6th-tied61
Base Category – Low PowerFinal Results  
CallsignCurrent PlacementTotal Number of Points EarnedNumber of Sprints Entered
N8URE1st place101
AC9EZ*205 (twice as SWL)
W9TSB*101
  • Contest Organizers – Not eligible for placement awards.
Rover Category – Low PowerFinal Results  
CallsignCurrent PlacementTotal Number of Points EarnedNumber of Sprints Entered
K9JK/R1st place505
WB4GZK/R2nd place236 (once as SWL)
W9SZ/R3rd – tied81
W9SAN/R3rd – tied81

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