Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club
RSGB UK Activity Contests Final Results 2016
WADARC finished 9th out of 112 affiliated Clubs in the UK
The RSGB UKAC Tuesday evening contests in 2016 finished off, as in 2015, with considerably more interest and activity overall than it began the year with and while the number of clubs was reduced the number of stations taking part increased considerably.
The Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club finished in 9th Position out of 112 affiliated Clubs in the UK. Accepting we finished in 6th position last year, many clubs have been working hard to increase their members participation and in some cases have re-grouped to other clubs/groups. Considering we are NOT a contest station it was a tremendous result. Due in no small part to the continued enthusiasm and guidance from Denis G3UVR and Frank G8REQ towards club participants.
Behind those 112 affiliated clubs/contest groups there were no less than 733 individuals who picked up a microphone and made contact with someone else during the year of Tuesday evenings and logged a call, which is a tremendous achievement for the hobby.
This year we continued to enjoy the added generosity from our country member Bob G1ZJP (operating as M1MHZ) donating his points to WADARC. We thank him for every one of those points which helped our position no end. We are delighted to see his antenna mast and winches have been repaired and he is 'back in business'. We also enjoyed the company for the second timer of Bob and Carole at a D&W Dinner at the Nags Head in Willaston which was a big success.
It cannot go un-mentioned that Denis, Bob & Frank finished 9th, 13th & 17th respectively out of the 733 which were all excellent performances.
We are primarily a Radio Club, however, the following table shows a summary of each WADARC member who took part together in 2016 with their individual scores for each band they operated. Many of our members have jobs, families and other interests which make operating every Tuesday more difficult than for some. Also, not everyone has every band available due to limited radio's, antennas and space, but to use a well worn phrase .. "Your contribution is still very important to us" and greatly appreciated.
We hope that there may still be more club members who might be persuaded to join us in 2017 ? and certainly there have been murmurings of station improvements including new radio's, higher masts, better antennas and coax etc !! so fingers crossed for another good result.
If you are thinking you might like to join in for the 2˝ hours on a Tuesday night - even if it is only for the 144MHz contest .. but would like more information on any details of the activity .. please do ask anyone of us shown in the list at either a club meeting or a Drink & Waffle as we would all be only too pleased to share our experiences and enjoyment with you and help get you started.
Finally .. a BIG thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve such a good result and put our Club firmly on the UKAC Contest map in 2016.
Roll on 2017 .. possibly another challenging year thanks to the new scoring system !!
|INDIVIDUAL Scores for 2016|
October 2016 NEWS ITEM : The Contest committee are working towards a 'fairer system' of allocating points to the UKAC in 2017 and you can read their first report on the options under consideration by clicking on Details of Study and subsequent Survey for participants.
November 25th NEWS ITEM: Following from the above, changes to the rules for 2017 have been announced with full details to follow very soon.
December 22nd New RULES for 2017: Following from the changes mentioned above .. the Details to New Rules for 2017.
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