SRCC League Table

SRCC LEAGUE TABLE – FEBRUARY 2019 RESULTS

Welcome to the results of the February 2019 session of the SRCC League Table. This month there were six entries, two down on last month, as shown below:

 

ENTRANT

HEARD DXCC / SQUARE HEARD IN CONTEST HEARD

- SRCC MEMBER

WORKED DXCC / SQUARE WORKED IN CONTEST WORKED – SRCC MEMBER POINTS

 THIS MONTH

G4WGE 52 40 144
G4LZE 34 50 1 134
G3EUE 11 46 3 106
G3ZPB 12 10 6 46
G4FYF 1 13 2 31
G3WRR 9 9 27

 

The scores were rather more evenly spread than those for January, but this month’s leader was again Alun G4WGE with 144 points followed by Colin G4LZE with 134 points moving up to second place from third in January. Ted G3EUE was in third place with 106 points. There was then a substantial gap before Peter G3ZPB, Steve G4FYF and yours truly again bringing up the rear!

Alun’s contacts were mainly on RTTY with a sprinkling of FT8 and CW. The majority were fairly evenly distributed between 80, 40 & 20m with a handful on 160, 30 and 17m but nothing on 15m or above. The majority were European but a few in Africa, Asia and North America were made.

All Colin’s contacts were made using data modes, the great majority being FT8 – mostly on 40m with a few on 20m and one local contact on 10m using JS8, the conversational variant of FT8. Again most of the contacts were European with a small number of Asian and Africans and a single North American. Colin also listed quite a large number of stations in the “heard but not worked” category and these contained a higher proportion of interesting prefixes, including 9M2 (West Malaysia), XX9 (Macao), HI8 (Dominican Republic) and FG8 (Guadeloupe)  in all continents except Antarctica.

Ted’s entry follows a similar pattern, containing largely European contacts with a few Asians and North Americans – plus a number of interesting “heard and not worked” stations. His contacts were, as far as I am aware, all on CW and included some activity on 15m but none above that.

The other three entries included a mix of HF & VHF contacts, the HF ones being in the main on 80m and 40m.

 

The cumulative score table is shown below, with the four leading four stations taking the same positions as they did in the monthly results for February.

ENTRANT JAN

19

FEB

19

MAR

19

APR

19

MAY

19

JUN

19

JUL

19

SEP

19

OCT

19

NOV

19

DEC

19

TOTAL
G4WGE 115 144 259
G4LZE 109 134 243
G3EUE 111 106 217
G3ZPB 32 46 78
G4FYF 34 31 65
G7RUX 42 42
M0LEP 34 34
G3WRR 1 27 28

 

There are slight indications from these results that conditions may be improving and that we are perhaps “turning the corner”, into the start of cycle 25. The solar flux index (SFI) has recently started climbing above its recent “bumping along the bottom” level of around 70 into the bottom of the eighties. But that is getting ahead of ourselves! Watch this space next month to see how things progress…..

 

73, Quin G3WRR