Club Competition Update

The 2019-2020 MWA contest season has come to an end. It was a tough year, with poor high band conditions. Despite the struggles, there were small glimmers of hope on 15M, and an occasional 10M opening. Certain nights during the season produced incredible openings on the low bands! There was fun to be had for those who kept their butt in the chair! Rumor has it that Al, KØAD, will be breaking out his crushed velvet track suit this summer for a special Sun Spot Dance. Let’s hope it helps!

The results from the ARRL International DX Phone Contest are now posted on the website. We had about a third of the club active for this contest. Team North ended the season with a win in this contest! Here are the results for the contest:

  • Team North – 932,970 points (Up 47.34% over last year!)
  • Team South – 1,093,869 points (Up 5.03% over last year!)
  • Team Hennepin – 1,238.717 points (Down 20.21% from last year)
  • MWA – 3,265,556 points (Up 1.19% over last year!)

The final Pizza Competition results:

  • Team South – 6 Points
  • Team North – 3 Points
  • Team Hennepin – 3 Points

NOW is the time to start work on projects to improve your stations and antennas for next season. Make your list of what didn’t work this season and figure out the steps to improve on them. If you need help, post it to the reflector. We’re all here to help!

Thanks to Pat for all his help in keeping the scores posted to the website. Thanks to everyone who was active in the contests! Congrats on another great contest season!

73, Rich NØHJZ