It is with great reluctance that the
remaining members of the EU Sprint Gang - G4BUO and RW3FO -
the decision to discontinue the European Sprints.
We have tried hard to continue the legacy of Paolo, I2UIY but not
enough EU contesters have shown interest in sprint
unlike the North American Sprint. The top QSO total in the CW NA Sprint
can be 400 or more, whereas in the
EU Sprint the best we ever
achieved was 242 in 2004, and in recent years the top QSO totals have
been well below 200.
It is not a sprint, it is a walk.
Another major problem has been software. Our webmaster does not respond
to emails and has ignored repeated requests
to add results to the pages
in the last five years or so. Dima, RW3FO stepped in and put the
a functioning web
page and webmaster who is prepared to keep the site up to date, it is
not possible to promote
the sprint contests. We have asked for someone to build a new web site for the EU Sprint but no-one has volunteered.
We also have a problem
with the checking software. This was written by our friends in DL and
very well but it has to run on Windows 98 and cannot be
modified to run on newer platforms.
The results from earlier contests before Dima took over have been saved, and will be posted on this site at a later date.