Welcome to the MAIDENHEAD MAYHEM WINNERS page!

Here we will post who won some of our sponsors generous prizes!




Here are the Winners and their Prizes from the July 2023 Maidenhead Mayhem!


Prize #1, MFJ-936C, Deluxe High Efficiency Magnetic Loop tuner. And the winner is:   DAN AC3JR

Thank you for a great contest, it was both challenging and entertaining for many reasons. I very much look forward to participating for many years to come! 
Originally, I had spotted this contest on the WA7BNM Contest Calendar while looking for more contests.  As a new ham who had recently acquired a taste for contesting with my local radio club, Horseshoe Amateur Radio Club, K3HRC, I was looking for more opportunities to hone my skills as an operator. Unfortunately, I missed participating in the sprint, but marked my calendar for the full contest. 
The Maidenhead Mayhem caught my interest almost immediately for a few reasons, primarily, the broad range of contest time, and the limit on operating time.  Being a young, new ham, I have a full-time job, so my “butt-in-chair” time is naturally limited.  My chief complaint with most other HF contests is simply that the winners usually have the most operating time. (Ironically, I actually didn’t use very much of my total allowed operating time.) Secondly, the scoring for the contest was extremely appealing as it captured elements that make VHF contesting challenging and exciting. It was thrilling to spin the dial, crawl spotting networks, pour over space/solar weather reports, and feel a rush of excitement when hearing a distant or difficult grid.  And lastly, a unique incentive was the hope of receiving a prize!

I was fortunate to receive the MFJ Loop Antenna and Tuner Kit as my prize for participating.  From my first impressions, it performed very differently than my homemade W5GI Mystery Antenna setup. The loop was very quiet, as the Q is very narrow, and the directivity is excellent. This greatly improved noise and QRM conditions.  It was helpful to attach my NanoVNA to visualize the tuning process.  Next Summer, I hope to use this antenna for POTA Activations, as its very portable and easy to setup, and so I don’t have to fiddle with the knobs as much while operating.  Perhaps I’ll also fire it up for next year’s Mayhem!

Thanks again to all who organized and participated in the contest, please invite your fellow hams to join in the Mayhem!

Hope to see you on the air!
73,
Dan, AC3JR


Prize #1, MFJ-936C, Deluxe High Efficiency Magnetic Loop tuner.
Turn wire or coax into a small, high-efficiency multi-band transmitting magnetic loop antenna!  Work the world from 3.5 to 30 MHz using a full 150 Watts on sideband, CW, and digital. 

No ground, radials, or counterpoise needed. 
A high-efficiency butterfly capacitor has no lossy rotating contacts.
Small magnetic loops are very quiet on receive.  You'll hardly notice static crashes.  The high-Q design reduces QRM, overloading,
and harmonics.

Includes and Easy-Carry handle, a mount for a PCV loop support,
and a tripod/mast mount.

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-936c-deluxe-high-efficiency-magnetic-loop-tuner


Also Included with this prize is the,
MFJ-58B, PVC CROSS LOOP KIT, FOR MFJ-936C
The MFJ-58B PVC Cross Loop Antenna Kit, includes a PVC Cross Mount that plugs into the top of the Loop Tuner for individually mounting three separate 10-gauge wires (13, 7, and 4 ft in length).

A fourth, longer wire (28 ft in length) is also provided which can be attached to a bookshelf, curtain or other support. These four wire loops included in the MFJ-58B provide coverage from 60 - 10 Meters, or 5.330 - 29.700 MHz.
Details at,
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-58b?_pos=1&_sid=1ddc94799&_ss=rMFJ 



Prize #2 MFJ-2010, OCFD, 40/20/10/6M, DIPOLE, 300W
And the winner is: JIM KF9VV

Waiting for comments & picture from Jim with his prize!


Prize #2, MFJ-2010, OCFD, 40/20/10/6M, DIPOLE, 300W
Ultra-Lite™ for 40, 20, 10 and 6 Meters, handles 300 Watts PEP SSB/CW.
Perfect for low-profile, portable and QRPoperation.
Virtually invisible 66-foot jacketed wire element.
Highest Efficiency: Full-sized radiator with MatchmakerTM feed block that tests over 98-percent efficient. All your power gets radiated!
Best Match: NEC-modeled element delivers the same feed-point impedance on every band. Innovative new transformer designs yield exact ratio needed for a great match.
Super Balun: OCFDs need good baluns to block feedline radiation. Built-in bifilar-wound Guanella current-choke has over 30 dB of common-mode rejection on all bands.
Kills pattern irregularities, RFI, noise.

Built to Last: UV-resistant marine-ABS feedblocks, stainless hardware, and Teflon® SO-238 connector ensure maximum protection from the environment.

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/collections/mfj/products/mfj-2010?_pos=1&_sid=72bb3b337&_ss=r
Prize #3 MFJ-2010, OCFD, 40/20/10/6M, DIPOLE, 300W
And the winner is: BRETT AC0IX

Waiting for comments & picture from BRETT with his prize!

Prize #3, MFJ-2010, OCFD, 40/20/10/6M, DIPOLE, 300W
Ultra-Lite™ for 40, 20, 10 and 6 Meters, handles 300 Watts PEP SSB/CW.
Perfect for low-profile, portable and QRPoperation.
Virtually invisible 66-foot jacketed wire element.
Highest Efficiency: Full-sized radiator with MatchmakerTM feed block that tests over 98-percent efficient. All your power gets radiated!
Best Match: NEC-modeled element delivers the same feed-point impedance on every band. Innovative new transformer designs yield exact ratio needed for a great match.
Super Balun: OCFDs need good baluns to block feedline radiation. Built-in bifilar-wound Guanella current-choke has over 30 dB of common-mode rejection on all bands.
Kills pattern irregularities, RFI, noise.

Built to Last: UV-resistant marine-ABS feedblocks, stainless hardware, and Teflon® SO-238 connector ensure maximum protection from the environment.

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/collections/mfj/products/mfj-2010?_pos=1&_sid=72bb3b337&_ss=r

Prize #4, MFJ-566P, CW TELEGRAPH KEY,
ON PLASTIC BASE

And the winner is: Joe K5YVY

Waiting for a comment & picture from Joe with his prize!

Prize #4, MFJ-566P, CW TELEGRAPH KEY, ON PLASTIC BASE

Specification & Description:

    All Black ultimate light weight PLA camel back key.
    Liquid smooth and lightning fast steel ball bearings.
    Hardened steel pins and stainless steel screws.
    Hard plastic base with screw holes and micro-grip feet.
    Supplied with 3ft 3.5mm open ended stereo cable!

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-566p?_pos=1&_sid=76b2f328c&_ss=r
Prize #5, MFJ-566P, CW TELEGRAPH KEY,
ON PLASTIC BASE

And the winner is: Charles NS2O

Waiting for a comment & picture from Charles with his prize!

Prize #5, MFJ-566P, CW TELEGRAPH KEY, ON PLASTIC BASE

Specification & Description:

    All Black ultimate light weight PLA camel back key.
    Liquid smooth and lightning fast steel ball bearings.
    Hardened steel pins and stainless steel screws.
    Hard plastic base with screw holes and micro-grip feet.
    Supplied with 3ft 3.5mm open ended stereo cable!

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-566p?_pos=1&_sid=76b2f328c&_ss=r
Prize #6, MFJ-566P, CW TELEGRAPH KEY,
ON PLASTIC BASE
And the winner is: David KO6M

W6JFA and I (KO6M) brought the straight key that I won during the Mayhem to our activation of Alpine County during the California QSO Party. 

After setting up their station on top of Mount Reba they used the key to make several contacts (while barely knowing CW). I think it is a great addition to the station both while doing expeditions and at the QTH.  It’s helped foster the desire to get more proficient at CW and I hope to be fully contesting with it within the next few months. 

David West WO6M



Prize #6, MFJ-566P, CW TELEGRAPH KEY, ON PLASTIC BASE

Specification & Description:

    All Black ultimate light weight PLA camel back key.
    Liquid smooth and lightning fast steel ball bearings.
    Hardened steel pins and stainless steel screws.
    Hard plastic base with screw holes and micro-grip feet.
    Supplied with 3ft 3.5mm open ended stereo cable!

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-566p?_pos=1&_sid=76b2f328c&_ss=r

Prize #7 MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.

And the winner is: Erich W9TCV

"The MFJ RFI suppression chokes were a real surprise and work well with my other fine MFJ products, keeping the fire in the wire and other stuff out. Makes for better QSOs and less noise."
Prize #7   MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.
These RFI snap-on Chokes are selected for RFI suppression. Install on DC power line to keep ignition noise from your mobile rig and amplifier. Remove RF on cables and wires to your radio station. Isolate RFI on feedline from your station. Two-piece design, snap and lock securely around your cable. Install end to end along rigid cable or loop multiple turns with smaller soft cable. Typical Cable Use RG213/6X. Inside diameter 0.402 inches.

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-700b4

Prize #8 MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.

And the winner is: Vic WT9Q

I received 4 MFJ  chokes as a prize from the Maidenhead Mayhem contest.  They are ferrite core common-mode chokes.  They are handy because they can be clipped onto the cable of whatever is unhappy with a little RF in the shack.-Vic WT9Q
Prize #8   MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.
These RFI snap-on Chokes are selected for RFI suppression. Install on DC power line to keep ignition noise from your mobile rig and amplifier. Remove RF on cables and wires to your radio station. Isolate RFI on feedline from your station. Two-piece design, snap and lock securely around your cable. Install end to end along rigid cable or loop multiple turns with smaller soft cable. Typical Cable Use RG213/6X. Inside diameter 0.402 inches.

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-700b4

Prize #9 MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.

And the winner is: Jacob KD8CDC

Waiting for a comment & picture from Jacob with his prize!
Prize #9   MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.
These RFI snap-on Chokes are selected for RFI suppression. Install on DC power line to keep ignition noise from your mobile rig and amplifier. Remove RF on cables and wires to your radio station. Isolate RFI on feedline from your station. Two-piece design, snap and lock securely around your cable. Install end to end along rigid cable or loop multiple turns with smaller soft cable. Typical Cable Use RG213/6X. Inside diameter 0.402 inches.

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-700b4

Prize #10 MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.

And the winner is: Pierre VE2GT

Waiting for a comment & picture from Pierre with his prize!
Prize #10   MFJ-700B4 RFIsuppression chokes.
These RFI snap-on Chokes are selected for RFI suppression. Install on DC power line to keep ignition noise from your mobile rig and amplifier. Remove RF on cables and wires to your radio station. Isolate RFI on feedline from your station. Two-piece design, snap and lock securely around your cable. Install end to end along rigid cable or loop multiple turns with smaller soft cable. Typical Cable Use RG213/6X. Inside diameter 0.402 inches.

Details at:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-700b4

Prize #11 MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

And the winner is: Dick K9OM

Waiting for a comment & picture from Dick with his prize!
Prize #11, MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

Unbelievable amount of features!

HUGE 1-inch high digits, automatically controlled for absolute pin point accuracy, 24/12 hour selectable, DST on/off, dual alarms, 5-min. ID (snooze), fabulous blue backlight, month/date display, indoor thermometer
(32-122 degrees F), moonphase,
uses just two AAA 1.5V batteries.
(not included).
Details:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-122rc?_pos=1&_sid=b133e5cb0&_ss=rJ
Prize #12 MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

And the winner is: Joel NF3R

Waiting for a comment & picture from Joel with his prize!
Prize #12, MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

Unbelievable amount of features!

HUGE 1-inch high digits, automatically controlled for absolute pin point accuracy, 24/12 hour selectable, DST on/off, dual alarms, 5-min. ID (snooze), fabulous blue backlight, month/date display, indoor thermometer
(32-122 degrees F), moonphase,
uses just two AAA 1.5V batteries.
(not included).
Details:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-122rc?_pos=1&_sid=b133e5cb0&_ss=rJ
Prize #13 MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

And the winner is: Darrell KH6RDO

Waiting for a comment & picture from Darrell with his prize!
Prize #13, MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

Unbelievable amount of features!

HUGE 1-inch high digits, automatically controlled for absolute pin point accuracy, 24/12 hour selectable, DST on/off, dual alarms, 5-min. ID (snooze), fabulous blue backlight, month/date display, indoor thermometer
(32-122 degrees F), moonphase,
uses just two AAA 1.5V batteries.
(not included).
Details:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-122rc?_pos=1&_sid=b133e5cb0&_ss=rJ
Prize #14 MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

And the winner is: Dave WD6T

"With this nifty clock/thermometer, I have another reality check on FT8/contest timing, and can tell how ridiculously hot my shack in summer these days." - WD6T
Prize #14, MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

Unbelievable amount of features!

HUGE 1-inch high digits, automatically controlled for absolute pin point accuracy, 24/12 hour selectable, DST on/off, dual alarms, 5-min. ID (snooze), fabulous blue backlight, month/date display, indoor thermometer
(32-122 degrees F), moonphase,
uses just two AAA 1.5V batteries.
(not included).

Details:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-122rc?_pos=1&_sid=b133e5cb0&_ss=rJ
Prize #15 MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

And the winner is: Bob AC8ZU

Waiting for a comment & picture from Bob with his prize!
Prize #15, MFJ Atomic Alarm Clock

Unbelievable amount of features!

HUGE 1-inch high digits, automatically controlled for absolute pin point accuracy, 24/12 hour selectable, DST on/off, dual alarms, 5-min. ID (snooze), fabulous blue backlight, month/date display, indoor thermometer
(32-122 degrees F), moonphase,
uses just two AAA 1.5V batteries.
(not included).
Details:
https://mfjenterprises.com/products/mfj-122rc?_pos=1&_sid=b133e5cb0&_ss=rJ


Heil Ham Radio has been manufacturing specialized headsets, microphones, and equalization products for the Amateur Radio market since 1982.

From the beginning, company founder Bob Heil knew that voice articulation is key to ham radio, both for emergency use as well as for the hobbyist. Heil Ham Radio’s headsets for ham radio – from the Handi Talkie Headset to the Pro 7 – are a result of that level of concern for clearly hearing and transmitting the voice.


Website: https://heilhamradio.com/

Prize #16 Heil Pro7

And the winner is: Marvin KI5MM

I noticed the Maidenhead Mayhem on the Contest Calendar and liked the format.  With propagation getting good I thought the chance to chase some new Grids would be fun.  I ended up spending all week and odd hours working the contest chasing DX that I would not normally have gone after.  I ended up having to trim the log to get within the time requirements.  The Heil headset was a very nice bonus. Thanks Bob Heil and crew.  I just used it in a contest.  Works great. I can now transfer my Heil Proset to fulltime mobile/portable use.  I am looking forward to seeing where Maidenhead Mayhem progresses next year and having more MM contesters.  Big thanks to Joe WB9SBD for putting it all together and chasing down some great prizes to add a little incentive to the chase. (not that I need much to have an excuse to play radio).
73
Marvin "Lee" Ward
KI5MM
Prize #16  Heil Pro7

The Heil Pro 7 is an aviation-style headset designed for amateur radio use in high-noise environments.

The specially designed foam-gel ear pads provide 26 dB outside noise reduction and provide exceptional comfort.

A true dual-channel, stereo headset, the Pro 7 features an audio balance control that allows the user to adjust the level of the left earphone to match the right.

A unique phase-reversal switch greatly helps the listener “dig out” weak signals.

The latest version of the Pro 7 features a monitor jack, which allows a second operator to plug in headphones and monitor audio.

The flexible gooseneck mic boom on Pro 7s may be rotated for use on either the right or left ear.


Details:
https://heilhamradio.com/product/pro-7-2/


Prize #17 Heil BM-17

And the winner is: Tyler KD0BGA

Waiting for a comment & picture from Tyler with his prize!
Prize #17  Heil BM-17

The BM-17 is a lightweight single-side or dual-side headset designed for Amateur Radio use. To accommodate different radio setups, the BM-17 is available with either a BM-17-Dynamic element or a BM-17-iC electret element designed to use with ICOM radios.

The speakers used in the BM-17 are very sensitive and don’t require much AF gain from the transceiver. The frequency response is 200 Hz – 5 kHz with very low distortion.

The ear pads are replaceable acoustic foam.


Details:
https://heilhamradio.com/product/bm-17-2/



Here we have FIVE Prizes donated by CWMORSE.US  A Family owned and run business.
 
Maker of Quality Morse Code Keys, Paddles & Equipment ~ Made in the USA!

Website: https://cwmorse.us/

Prize #18 CNC Machined Aluminum Pocket Double Paddle Key

And the winner is: Sam WN6W

Waiting for a comment & picture from Sam with his prize!

Prize #18 CNC Machined Aluminum Pocket Double Paddle Key

Super Tough, Super Durable, And American Made!

It's Easy To Keep Clean Due To The PETG Carbon Fiber Cover.
Available With Or Without Magnets And Steel Base.
Built With Solid Brass Contacts, Stainless Steel Nuts Bolts & Washers.
Uses Nickel Plated Steel Springs For Tension & Gap Adjustments.
Super Smooth High Speed Action With Double Shielded ZZ Ball Bearings.
All Soldered Connections With Shielded Braided Copper Wire.
Details:
https://cwmorse.us/products/cnc-machined-aluminum-pocket-double-paddle-key?variant=43128577229059



Prize #19 Pocket Double Paddle Morse Code Key With Magnets

And the winner is: Lee KI6OY

Thank you again for CW Morse.US Pocket Double Paddle Morse Code Key With Magnets.  I ordered the base and a cable for the Paddle so it would go on my desk next to the new Kenwood TS590GS.   It replaces the much heavier and bigger Bencher BY-1 Paddle.   The Paddle has smooth action and makes great CW.   Also it is small and kind of cute setting on my desk.

Lee- KI6OY
Prize #19 Pocket Double Paddle Morse Code Key With Magnets

The Ultimate Lightning Fast Pocket Double Paddle Morse Code Key.
Super Smooth Action With Double Precision Self Lubricating Bearings.
Solid Brass Contacts With Stainless Steel Fasteners & Nickel Plated Steel Spring.
All Soldered Braided Copper Wire Connections.
With 4 Neodymium Magnets To Hold the Key To Steel!!
Details:
https://cwmorse.us/products/pocket-double-paddle-morse-code-key-with-magnets

Prize #20 Pocket Double Paddle Morse Code Key With Magnets

And the winner is: Marshall AA0FO

Waiting for a comment & picture from Marshall with his prize!
Prize #20   Pocket Double Paddle Morse Code Key With Magnets

Same as Prize #19 But with Gray Paddles.

Details:
https://cwmorse.us/products/pocket-double-paddle-morse-code-key-with-magnets?variant=42269895688451

Prize #21 Green Camel Back Straight Key

And the winner is: Bill KV0I

Waiting for a comment & picture from Bill with his prize!
Prizes #21 Green Camel Back Straight Key

The Camel Back Straight Key
Liquid Smooth Dual Self Lubricating
Bearing Action!
Solid Brass Contacts &
All Soldered Connections!
Details:
https://cwmorse.us/products/green-camel-back-straight-key?variant=42392765235459

Prize #22  Red Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

And the winner is: Marty N9SE

Waiting for a comment & picture from Marty with his prize!
Prize #22  Red Micro Morse Code Key W/ Aluminum Base

Micro Sized QRP Morse Code Straight Key
Liquid Smooth Action With Dual Precision Self Lubricating Bearings
Solid Brass Contacts & All Soldered Connections with Anodized Aluminum Base...
Made in The USA!



























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