2007 Gemenids Test
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Mid-December brings Christmas early to meteor scatter operators because the faithful Gemenids shower never fails to deliver. While the pings aren't as plentiful as snowflakes in a Minnesota snowstorm, enhanced conditions were in effect throughout most of the 2007 contest period, resulting in QSOs a plenty!
Claiming top score for the second year in a row is Bill, K0AWU. Although he started on his QSO shopping almost a full day late, he worked long and hard to stuff his stocking full of contacts on 50, 144, and 222 MHz. It's great to see meteor scatter activity picking up out west. Jim, W6OUU used this to his advantage and posted a big number from his Idaho QTH -- making him the runaway winner in the Mountain Time Zone and second best in North America. Bruce, N5SIX led the way among the random-only operators. He amassed an impressive points total to get third best overall -- without assistance of the Pingjockey website.
A big thanks to the many operators who submitted logs via spreadsheets. This greatly expedited data processing and allowed the results to be posted quickly. The quality of log submissions was outstanding! See you all next year.
- WB2FKO for the contest committee
Contest Coordinators: Tip (WA5UFH); John (N6ENU); Mike (WB2FKO)