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       Mahoning Valley Two Meter Contest
                Sponsored by the MVARA


         2020 Mahoning Valley Two Meter Contest Results

 On May 30, 2020 the Lou Malice Memorial contest was reinvented as The Mahoning Valley Two Meter Contest. Coronavirus concerns caused us to reschedule the the contest from March to May and to eliminate rover stations but even the worst pandemic since the 1918 Spanish Flu, couldn't stop us from getting on the air and having fun.

There were 17 unique call signs in the logs, 12 different grids were activated ,and 7 logs were received.

Congratulations to K8GQB, the Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association club call, which took first place in the high power category with KD8XB Scott Dunn as the operator. There were no QRP power entries.

Everyone enjoyed the relaxed pace with plenty of time to chat. Next year should be even better with rover stations activativating more grids.


                                  High Power Stations


Rank  Call  QSO's Grids Score      
1 K8GQB 13 9 117      
2 AC8GU 9 7 63      
2 KD8QNY 9 7 63      
3 K8WAM 5 5 25      
3 KD8NZF 5 5 25      
4 KD8ODF 6 4 24      

This first MVARA 2 Meter Contest is dedicated to the memory of pioneer Valley ham Lou Malice WA8PKN whose dedication to amateur radio touched the lives of all of us. Even if you never had the pleasure of knowing Lou you are still part of his legacy. Chances are good that the hams who inspired and encouraged you to become part of amateur radio were, themselves, inspired, encouraged, and trained by Lou.