2015 VERMONT QSO PARTY RESULTS


Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 Vermont QSO Party another success!



In Vermont, 17 stations sumitted logs with a total of 7834 QSO's This compares with 24 stations making 7100 QSO's last year. There were the same number of major stations (over 100 QSOs) this year. In addition, some 35 other Vermont stations who did not submit logs were seen in the logs we received. For those who complain that Vermont is hard to find in this contest, the logs show that there were 552 QSOs made with 52 different Vermont stations. We managed to put ALL 14 counties on the air - but some counties were tough to find! If you looked hard enough, Vermont stations could be found not only on phone, but on CW, RTTY and PSK-31.

Logs From VT

Year Stations QSOs
2015 17 7834
2014 24 7100
2013 17 5958
2012 18 4360

Awards

Vermont Single Op: Certificate to Top 5 Scorers
Vermont Multi Op: Certificate to top Scorer
Certificate to each Vermont station making 100 QSO's

Outside Vermont Single Op: Maple Syrup to Top 3 SO Scorers
Outside Vermont Single Op: Certficate to Top 5 SO Scorers
Outside Vermont Single Op: Certificate to Top SO Assisted Scorer
Certificate to each station outside Vermont making 10 QSO's
 

AWARDS

In the Vermont competition, certificates will go out to the top 5 single op finishers. In addition, all Vermont stations making over 100 QSOs will also get a certificate.

In the Outside Vermont competition, the grand prize for the 2015 Vermont QSO Party is a souvenir 3.4 oz jug of genuine Vermont Maple Syrup which goes to the top 3 Outside Vermont Single Op finishers. You guys worked hard for those contacts and we recognize you with a product which is uniquely Vermont. If youve never had Maple Syrup before, it is very sweet and very concentrated, so a little goes a long way! Here in Vermont it is the breakfast topping of choice on pancakes, waffles or jacked deer steak (!?). Enjoy!

Certificates will also go out to the top 5 Single Op stations, top Single Op Assisted station and stations working 10 or more QSOs.

VERMONT COMPETITION

Vermont stations were all in the Single-Op category as no one competed as a Multi-op this year. In addition, we had one station operating assisted (using the DXCluster) and one incomplete check log. The Host Club (RANV), signing W1NVT was not in competition and was there to make Vermont easily available for most of the QSO Party. The station was active each day, 1300-0400 UTC, on phone only, on 80-10 meters. Seven operators (W1SJ, KB1IVE, KB1THX, KB1VJD, KB1VJE, N1CFO and N7BX manned the controls and all did a bang up job. There were monster DX runs on both days, with 10 meters being the money band. The stateside run was tremendous on Saturday too. With W1NVT showing up in virtually every submitted phone log across 50 states, 8 provinces, 68 countries and 12 Vermont counties, we knew that the mission of putting Vermont out there was accomplished.

In the Vermont competition, Joe K1VMT once again takes the top spot with with 261,706 points. This year, he jumped up to high power, which meant no power multiplier. He was a triple threat with good numbers on phone, CW and RTTY. While his phone-only score would have netted second place, his RTTY numbers of 169 QSOs and 52 multipliers were way ahead of everyone else.

Bob KB1FRW settled into second place with a phone-only score of 137,822. He was hampered by a somewhat limited operating schedule and local noise. He made some attempts at RTTY contacts, but that didnt work out. Look for him to be a threat on this mode next year.

A newcomer to the Vermont QSO Party, Bob AB1NJ made a serious run at the top and turned in a 3rd place score of 118,350 which was primarily phone with a few RTTY QSOs thrown in. He was heard all afternoon on 20 meters, even from clear across the state.

Zach K1ZK rolled out his new club call sign W1JXN, which replaced WB1MG used in previous years. He used all three modes to tally 87,978 points, good for 4th place. He tried to work as much CW as he could, but reports that it was very lonely down there!

Rounding out the top five is Gerry W1VE, who is no stranger to contesting. What is strange (to many old time hams) is that he was home in New Hampshire and used a 50 mile long extension cord (the Internet) to operate from K2LEs shack in southern Vermont. In contesting, it is the transmitter location which counts, so this is a bonafide Vermont operation. Gerry ran up 48,360 points on high power just on Sunday afternoon. His score would have been much larger if he got into the morning European runs.

Sixth and seventh place resulted in the battle of QRP! Steve W1SFR just edged out Cesar K1TNT by a margin of only 3096 points. In laymens terms, that is only 13 CW QSOs with the QRP multiplier. It is impressive that both ops ran up well over 100 CW QSOs on QRP while higher powered stations struggled to make less than that.

Some other achievements of note Bob KB1FRW was the only station (besides host station W1NVT) to work all states. And Rob N1XSS picked up 11 out of 14 Vermont counties and was the only Vermont station to work both Vermont club stations W1NVT and W1JXN. Overall, 13 out of 17 Vermont stations worked at least 100 QSOs and qualified for a certificate.

Vermont QSO Party Results: Outside Vermont Scores

VERMONT SCORES

MULTIPLIERS
          QSO   PH CW DIG          
CALL LOC CLASS PWR   PH CW DIG TOT PTS   ST PR DX CO CL ST PR DX CO CL ST PR DX CO CL TOT   MULT SCORE AWARD
HOST CLUB
W1NVT CHI HOST HIGH   2438     2438 2438   50 8 68 12 1                     139   1.0 338882
SINGLE OP
K1VMT LAM SO HIGH   911 60 159 1130 1349   48 8 44 6 1 15 2 16 2   25 2 25     194   1.0 261706 1st
KB1FRW CHI SO LOW   1107     1107 1107   50 6 19 7 1                     83   1.5 137822 2nd
AB1NJ CAL SO LOW   747   21 768 789   44 5 27 6 1           5   12     100   1.5 118350 3rd
W1JXN CHI SO LOW   291 84 7 382 473   36 4 25 7 1 30 2 10 2   4 1 2     124   1.5 87978 4th
W1VE BEN SO HIGH   506 7   513 520   45 7 27 7 1 4 2                 93   1.0 48360 5th
W1SFR RUT SO QRP     162   162 324             36 2 20 2             60   2.0 38880 100Q
K1TNT CHI SO QRP   16 134   150 284   3   2 1 1 30 3 16 6 1           63   2.0 35784 100Q
W2HDI WAS SOA HIGH   236 2 29 267 298   35 4 11 4   14 1 11               80   1.0 23840 100Q
W4YFJ CHI SO HIGH   325     325 325   40 7 10 1 1                     59   1.0 19175 100Q
N1XSS WNS SO HIGH   259     259 259   33 6 14 11 2                     66   1.0 17094 100Q
W1ZU CHI SO LOW   34 76   110 186   5 1 5 5 1 25 3 7 5 1           58   1.5 16182 100Q
N1GB ESS SO LOW   94   17 111 128   20 2   1             5 9       37   1.5 7104 100Q
AA1SU CHI SO HIGH   27 14   41 55   7 1 2 1 1 12 1 3 3 1           32   1.0 1760
K1ARR WAS SO LOW   2 21   23 44   1         7 2 3 3             16   1.5 1056
W1ARF CHI SO LOW   2     2 2     1   1 1                     3   1.5 9  
KC1SS WNS CHKLG LOW   50     50 50   24 3 2                         29   1.5 2175  
CALL LOC CLASS PWR   PH CW DIG TOT PTS   ST PR DX CO CL ST PR DX CO CL ST PR DX CO CL TOT   MULT SCORE AWARD
7045 560 233 7838


How To Read The Score Table

  • CALL - Callsign Used in the Contest
  • LOC - Location (Vermont County)
  • CLASS - Classification:
    • SO - Single Op
    • SOA - Single Op Assisted
    • CHKLG - Check Log
    • HOST - Host Club
  • PWR - QRP: Under 5w; LOW: 5-150w; HIGH: Over 150w
  • QSOs
    • PH - Number of Phone QSOs
    • CW - Number of CW QSOs
    • DIG - Number of Digital (PSK, PKT, RTTY) QSOs
    • TOT - Number number QSOs
    • PTS - Point Total of QSOs (Phone-1; CW/Digital-2
  • Multipliers
    • ST - Number of State Multipliers (VT Only); Total:50
    • PR - Number of Canadian Multipliers (VT Only); Total:13
    • DX - Number of DX Multipliers (VT Only)
    • CO - Number of VT County Multipliers; Total:14
    • CL - Number of VT Club Mulipliers; (W1NVT, W1JXN)
    • TOT - Total Number of Multipliers
  • PWR - Power Multiplier: QRP-2.0; LOW-1.5; HIGH-1.0
  • SCORE
  • AWARD - Awards Qualified For
 

Other Vermont Stations Heard

 
AB1DD  CHI   N1CFO  CHI
AB1WG  CHI   N1DXU  ADD
K1NKT  FRA   N1NRA  ADD
K1XV   WNS   N1QDT  WNS
K2KI   FRA   N1QWA  WAS
K4TT   ESS   N1RNJ  ORA
KA1SSY WAS   N1SP   BEN
KA1T   WNS   N1SZO  ADD
KA1ZQX WND   NW3Y   ORL
KB1MDC GRA   W1AAT  WAS
KB1WOD ORA   W1EAT  CHI
KB1WXM CHI   W1MAD  GRA
KB5VP  WNS   W1RFP  WNS
KC1APK CHI   W1VO   BEN
KZ1J   ADD   W2UHA  CAL
N0VVV  RUT   WA1NRA ADD
N1ARN  FRA     










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