Summer Whine – 2015

Pos Unit Ph1 Ph2 Ph3 Run
Total
Fd Stn
bonus
Sub
Total
Photos bonus Final
Score
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1 Reading Sch CCF 110 168 186 464 464 928 100 100 100 100 1328
2 Essex ACF 118 162 156 436 436 872 100 100 100 50 1222
3 Sir Roger Manwood’s Sch CCF 78 74 186 338 338 676 100 100 100 100 1076
4 Hampshire & IOW ACF 116 138 114 368 368 736 100 100 0 0 936
5 Clwydd & Gwynedd ACF (B) 77 120 106 303 303 606 100 100 0 100 906
6 Clwydd & Gwynedd ACF (A) 62 90 82 234 234 468 100 100 100 100 868
7 Humberside ACF 64 87 76 227 227 454 100 100 100 100 854
8 2(NI) Battalion ACF 58 108 58 224 224 448 100 100 100 0 748
9 King Edwards VI Sch (Louth) CCF 36 48 44 128 128 256 100 100 100 50 606
10 Dollar Academy CCF 58 104 100 262 262 524 0 0 0 0 524
11 Churchers College CCF 46 0 0 46 0 46 100 100 100 100 446
12 C Coy, Yorkshire (N & W) ACF 56 24 12 92 92 184 0 0 0 0 184

Comments from the Organiser

Well done everyone who took part in this year’s competition. It was the first time for many, many years that we had representation from all four countries of our United Kingdom.

Mainly fine weather for most stations, but some found it extremely windy and had difficulty erecting antennas. As last year, radio conditions varied considerably, which made operating quite challenging, especially for the less experienced cadets. On several occasions two nets operated independently on the same frequency, yet neither interfered with the other. For much of the exercise our lower frequencies could not be used, and some of the higher frequencies suffered from excessive noise. This, necessarily, forced stations to try out different (newer) frequencies and – slowly – this brought benefit. “When the going got tough, the tough kept going” and there was strong evidence of continuous activity throughout the 24-hour exercise.

Congratulations to this year’s winner – for the second time running – Reading School CCF with 1328 points. Essex ACF again came second, scoring 1222 points, closely followed into 3rd place by Sir Roger Manwood’s School CCF with 1076 and 4th Hants & IOW ACF with a score of 936.

Clwydd & Gwynedd ACF ‘flew the flag for Wales’ and managed to field two stations, putting in a sterling effort to come 5th and 6th respectively. Humberside ACF performed consistently, achieving one place higher than last year. A superb effort by 2 (NI) Bn ACF calling in from Northern Ireland and doing so well with their first entry into the competition, which earned them 8th place. King Edward VI School CCF in Louth moved up 3 places from last year’s position, to finish 9th.

It is always good to have Dollar Academy CCF giving points from North of the Border, especially as they are geographically so far away from all other stations. (The inclusion of photos with their claim would have probably moved them up into 5th place!).

Churcher’s College operators could only take part for a relatively short time but their contribution was valuable to many other stations. And lastly, a special welcome to C Coy, Yorks (North & West) ACF who competed for the very first time & took part in all three phases of the exercise.

Several stations failed to submit their claims, thus the results below are based on what arrived in my letterbox. I was looking for ACCURACY and it is surprising how many messages did not satisfy cross checking – many bore no resemblance whatsoever to the record in the distant station’s log – and in those cases neither station received credit.

Competition organiser – Maj(Retd) T Sugdon