Results:  80 Metres Counties Contest, 1st January 2022 @ 17:00z (1 hour)

Posted:  26th January 2022

The first Counties Contest of 2022 attracted 51 logs for entry.  SSB Low Power and Mixed attract far more entries than High Power so amps seem not to be in abundance.  The use of CW is low, even in the Mixed category, it should be remembered that CW gives a good points advantage.

Most entrants will see their score increased on their claimed.  This is because the Bonus points for EI90IRTS were not properly applied by the Loggers.

Paul EI5DI has now set the template in SD to properly reflect the points and multiplier for EI90IRTS.  I would strongly encourage all entrants in future Counties contests to use SD and submit a properly scored and formatted Cabrillo File (or a Cabrillo File from N1MM etc)

There is absolutely no reason to submit a log in random formats such as Spreadsheets, if you have a PC that can run a Spreadsheet then you can run a Logger such as SD, the contest checker would be grateful for your cooperation.

The other issue was a couple of logs that were not using CAT and had in one instance logged and scored all SSB qsos as CW and another logged all qsos on 40m.  On this occasion as it was an obvious honest error, the logs were admitted.  However if you do not have CAT enabled on your Logger ensure that you select the right Band/Mode for the operating session.

Logged Counties (26)

ANT, ARM, CAR, CLA, COR, DER, DON, DOW, DUB, FER, GAL, KER, KLD, KLK, LAO, LIM, MAY, MEA, ROS, SLI, TIP, TYR, WAT, WES, WEX, WIC

Missing Counties (6)

CAV, LEI, LOU, LON, MON, OFF

DX Worked (15)

G, GM, GW, GU, SM, DL, OE, HA, UA3, SP, ON, OK, LA, PA, EA6
Award Call Sign / Name Valid
QSOs
Counties/
DXCCs
Total
Score
County
A.  SSB Only – High Power, EI/GI Stations
award EI8CE, Aidan McGrath 64 22/5 5,724 WAT
  GIØAZB, Ian Evans 57 21/5 4,654 DER
  EI7HDB, Dale McWilliams 55 21/4 4,475 CAR
  EI6IQB, David Walsh 47 19/3 3,696 COR
  EI4KH, Denis O'Flaherty 44 18/5 3,519 COR
  EI9FVB, Declan Horan 39 19/3 3,058 COR
  EI2II, Enda Broderick 36 16/3 2,356 GAL
  EI5GM, Jeremy Sheehan 30 16/2 1,890 COR
  EI4KO, Colm Brazel 3 3/0 36 DUB
B.  SSB Only – Low Power, EI/GI Stations
award EI7MRE, Mayo Radio Experimenters Network
  ops: EI2GCB, EI9JA
52 22/3 4,675 MAY
  EI2IAB, Marty Grady 41 19/4 3,312 MEA
  EI2KA, Tim McKnight 36 18/3 2,646 COR
  EI8KV, Derek Kelleher 39 16/4 2,580 DUB
  EI6IF, Denis Collins 33 17/3 2,480 KLD
  EI5IN/P, Keith Nolan 35 16/2 2,214 WES
  EI3ENB, Paul Norris 34 14/3 2,006 KLK
  EI4KU, Stefan Zalewski 31 14/2 1,856 CLA
  EI4GEB, Lez Ferguson 29 13/3 1,568 LIM
  EI7GEB, David Morgan 21 13/1 1,190 MEA
  EI6CZ, Rolande Hall 21 13/1 1,190 CLA
  EI6GRB, Jason McGarrigle 19 12/1 1,001 DON
  EI7IIB, Martin Doddy 14 10/0 600 SLI
  EI2INB, Tony Proudfoot 15 9/0 579 WIC
  EI7INB, Adrian Supple 14 9/1 570 LIM
  EI7IG, John Ronan 13 9/0 504 WAT
  MIØUFT, John Martin 4 3/1 52 TYR
C.  SSB/CW – High Power, EI/GI Stations
award EI4BZ, Dave Moore 51 18/11 5,597 COR
  EI4GNB, Tim Hannigan 32 15/3 4,320 WIC
  EI5KG, David Sherwood 35 11/7 2,322 WEX
  EI7GY, Joe Ryan 28 11/2 1,716 DUB
D.  SSB/CW – Low Power, EI/GI Stations
award EI9FK, Bill Somerville-Large 38 17/5 3,124 WIC
  EI8GP, Martin Gillespie 34 17/2 2,508 DON
  EI7CC, Peter Ball 27 10/4 1,582 DUB
  EI9ES, Peter Morrison 5 3/1 104 DUB
  EI8KW, Ryan Morrison 4 3/0 96 DUB
E.  SWL
award EI1627, Mandy Lacey 22 14/2 1,376 DUB
  EI1763 33 6/2 320
F.  SSB Only, Outside EI/GI
award G8MIA, Andy Malbon 25 16 1,664
  MØXDX, Paul Dumpleton 22 15 1,380
  GW4EVX, Ron Price 21 13 1,144
  GUØUVH, Malcolm Bosher 20 13 1,092
  G6UBM, Les Featherstone 12 7 364
G.  SSB/CW, Outside EI/GI
award MØDDT, Colin Potter 25 17 1,904
  MØNQN, Bob Townsend 15 10 800
  SF6W, Goran Granberg 5 4 160
  M4N, Mike Eggleton 5 3 120
  EA6/GM3ZDH, Bob Dixon 2 2 32
 
Check Logs:     EI1E/P     EI3GRB     EI5KF     EI9ØIRTS, Roger Greengrass EI8KN
Station Logs Submitted = 51
award= Award Winner (click / tap on the icon to download the award certificate)