THE EUROPEAN CW ASSOCIATION

EuCW/FISTS QRS PARTY

RESULTS AND REPORT OF THE EuCW/FISTS QRS PARTY. 22nd-28th APRIL 2001

In spite of a low number of logs being received this inaugural running of the EuCW/FISTS QRS Party seemed to be enjoyed by most of the participating stations. It was clear from the logs that a lot more people took part in the event than sent in logs.

The really good thing to come out from the logs was that several entries were received from people who had not entered any form of event before, including the winner of the "Most Readable Morse" certificate. The key/keyers used were many and varied from a Schurr squeeze paddle to a Swedish brass pump key and a G4ZPY key (presented as "Fist of the Year" in 1996). This last key was used by G8NT who I believe was the oldest contestant, at 91 years 8 months old, who finished runner up in Class A. The power used in Class A varied from 100W to 5W so nobody needed to run a lot of power. Logs were received from 5 different EuCW clubs, but it was notable from comments made in the logs that a lot of people were hoping to hear from more of the mainland European clubs. One or two rule changes have been suggested and these will be considered in time for next year's contest.

Congratulations to all the certificate winners and especially to G4KXG for being voted "Most Readable Morse Heard" during the party. Many thanks to all whom sent in logs and hopefully we will have more participation in next year's event, which starts on 28th April 2002.

RESULTS

Call    Club    Points          Mults           Total

CLASS A
DL1BUG  RTC     314             52              16328 *
G8NT    FISTS   268             38              10868 *
IK2RMZ  AGCW    121             50              6050 *
G4KXG   FISTS   155             33              5115 *
G4FAI   FISTS   96              23              2208
G0GSY   FISTS   93              26              2208
F5LPY   UFT     135             15              2025
HB9CHE  FISTS   81              16              1296
M0BYN   FISTS   53              18              954
G4LHI   FISTS   43              18              774
G4NCU   FISTS   31              9               279
M0CMQ   FISTS   20              4               80
G0TBD   FISTS   7               4               28
G3VQO   FISTS   3               3               9
PA3CLQ  AGCW    3               1               3

CLASS B
HB9OU   HTC     31              11              341 *
HB9DEO  HTC     23              6               138 *

CLASS C
DJ9AO           33              8               264 *
OE8GHR          24              8               192 *

* CERTIFICATE WINNERS

Many thanks for check logs from GW0SGG and PA3AAF.

73

Keith Farthing M0CLO, FISTS Contest Manager.