Well this was the best number of logs we have ever had! It was great to have such a large number of OMs taking part (even though there were many more on air who did not send a log!), and of course the interest shown by the F calls was terrific. Everyone seems to have enjoyed the experience, so perhaps even more will join in next year.
A special mention must be made of the effort put in by Emma VK2FEAH. She is only 11 and conducted herself very professionally and managed a very creditable score. Well done Emma, you have a special award for the youngest ever to take part!
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club operated with all YL members, who also did very well. It was such a pity that quite a few OMs had not read the rules quite thoroughly, and were confused by a Club (which of course can only score 3 points for YLs only) operated by ladies. Hopefully this confusion will sort itself out by next year.
Congratulations to Gerald VK2HBG who became top OM for the second year, while Marisa VK4FMAR put in a sterling effort to take out the top F call.
The top scores are extremely impressive, and show great dedication (and possibly a sleepless night!)
I must thank all those who sent in their logs so early – my email was swamped. This was very good, as I left for a month overseas during September. I only had 16 logs to check when I arrived home – very welcome! The email facility seems to be very popular, and I certainly appreciate receiving them that way.
I did notice that the full signal report was not always noted – this is one of the rules, so please try to make your logs correct.
Now I guess we will all be preparing for another enjoyable Contest in 2008 on the last full weekend of August, which will be 30th & 31st. I’ll hopefully catch you all again then.
Thank you everyone for making it such a wonderful Contest.
33, Marilyn VK3DMS
|Catherine||VK4VCH||2425||Top overall, Top phone, Top VK4 ALARA member|
|Pam||VK2PAM||1917||Top VK2 ALARA member|
|Rosanne||VK7NAW||1048||Top VK7 ALARA member|
|Marisa||VK4FMAR||829||Top Foundation licencee|
|Lesley||VK5HLS||729||Top VK5 ALARA member|
|Westlakes AR Club||VK2ATZ||706||Top Club|
|Jean||VK3FJYL||549||Top VK3 ALARA member|
|Dawn||VK4FTBA||376||Top VK non-member|
|Celia||ZL1ALK||175||Top ZL ALARA member|
|Gold Coast ARC||VK4WIG||168|
|Central Coast ARC||VK2AFY||143|
|Elizabeth||VE7YL||71||Top VE ALARA member|
|ALARA members||25||(inc. 4 DX members)|