2023 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Point-to-Point study.
The purple lines show contacts by Stephen Jordan KD1OM during the 2023 FM Simplex Challenge.
Congratulations to Stephen Jordan, KD1OM, of Bangor, who made 89 QSOs, in 49 different towns, for being this year’s overall winner! Stephen operated as Fixed Medium, using a Motorola Spectra and a 5/8 wave ground plane antenna.
The 2023 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge took place Saturday, March 11th, from 12 PM to 4 PM. This year, we were happy to receive a lot of logs from the Bangor area, so its great to see the contest is continuing to grow in popularity and attract new participants from all around the state.
John Horton KC1LSO, and Dakota Dumont KB1YYC, operated as QRP mobiles, while Wesley Linscott WA1IOG, Rebecca Rowe W1LIC, Peter Bither AI1O, and Frederick Nickerson K1CMN, operated in the Medium Mobile category. Dakota and John were heard mostly in the towns around Portland and west (Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Westbrook, Windham, etc.), while Wesley, Peter, and Rebecca traveled around the Bangor area, ranging from Corinth to Holden and as far North as Alton.
Similar to years past, the most popular and most competitive categories were the medium-powered classes, followed by QRP, with QRP mobile being a tie for first place between Dakota Dumont KB1YYC and John Horton KC1LSO.
Some stations that appeared in many logs, include KU1U, W1XAW, K1UC, K1GUQ, W1JFF, K1GUP, KC1AMQ, KB1ZLV, and WZ1J, but of those only KC1AMQ and KB1ZLV submitted logs.
The Pine State Amateur Radio club won this year’s Club Competition.
Click here for complete details, and to see all the category winners.
Mark your calendars! The next Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge takes place Saturday, March 16, 2024.