|Here are the results for the 1999 Spring EU Sprint CW Contest.
Thanks for the high activity! 236 different stations were active in this contest from which 77 sent a log. That is a remarkable increase of activity over last year, when we only had 186 stations reported.
Only 7 logs were hand written logs this time, 6 were printed computer logs, 1 came on a diskette, 2 via packet radio and the rest, 61 logs, came in by E-mail and were automatically confirmed by the EU sprint log robot.
Although most logs arrive by E-Mail today, some OMs still insist on sending in hand written logs or computer printed logs by postal mail (without disk). There is nothing to say against hand written logs but having to re-type a computer log is a nuisance! Please be so kind and save the EU Sprint team a few hours of stupid work by sending in an electronic log. Don’t worry about format, anything is better than nothing. This friendly message goes to LY2HN, EW8DX, SP6CXH, JJ3TBB, OL4M and OK1DRQ.
As you can see, many QSOs do not necessarily mean many errors. RV1AW leads the pack with 0 errors. Ulf, DL5AXX lost three QSOs and came in second. Great show guys! It was very nice to receive logs from such far away places like Thailand (E21ENF), Japan (JJ3TBB) and the US (K5ZD and K4BAI) this time! Please keep up the nice work and send in your logs even if they are small!
8324 QSOs were checked, from which 5280 could be cross-checked in the logs, 2817 were checked by majority decision and log tracing and only 49 true unique calls remained. The average error rate over all entrants was 8.3%, however, six entrants had 0% errors. The highest error rates were around 30% this time.
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Hope to see you again in the next sprint contest!
Ben, DL6RAI - for the B.C.C. EU Sprint Team