86 VHF NFD Chapel Hill
The contest took place at Chapel Hill again, this time with no split location like last year, being situated at the top of the hill should have improved final positions in the tables for two of the stations, but did it? Five band entries were possible, an experimental introduction of 2320 Mhz was included in the microwave section, we did not have equipment for this band available so had to make do with just a 1296 Mhz entry.
Normalised adjudicated scores published in October 86 Rad Com showed a table position, in the restricted section, of 26/59, with 1311 points, the leading station gaining 3317. Individual band results as below.
70 Mhz, using G2XV/P, 34/37 with 50 QSOs in the CW section with 257 points and 39 QSOs with 210 points in the SSB section, best DX GM3WOJ/P at 428 Kms.
144 Mhz, using G8EVY/P, 32/58 with 1142 points from 167 QSOs, best DX DL0WN at 607 Kms.
432 Mhz using G6ASM/P, 23/47 with 426 points from 85 QSOs, best DX DL0KK/P at 516 Kms.
1296 Mhz using G6KWA/P, 17/29 with 140 points from 32 QSOs, a QRP station of 0.5W (acording to the published results) to a 55 element yagi.
Apologies for this poor quality scan, off a third of a negative, often used to happen at the start of a film if not wound on enough. Clearly at the start of the contest it had been/was raining. All smiles though.
Left to Right - Howard G0AYE, John G6UGI, Brian G6YAD, Ray G0BDA, Nick G6ASH, Ted G1ALF, Chris G1DQN, Mike G8VCN, Max G4WEZ, Brian G4TRO, Jon G6KWK and kneeling David G6KWA.