2015 VERMONT QSO PARTY RESULTS

OUTSIDE VERMONT COMPETITION

We received 61 logs representing 386 QSOs from stations outside of Vermont. Overall, we received logs from 27 states, 3 provinces and 6 countries, including a log from Japan!

Logs From Outside VT

Year Stations QSOs
2015 61 386
2014 74 511
2013 65 363
2012 38 171

In the outside Vermont competition, we had a runaway winner and then a very hotly contested field. Laci OM2VL outdistanced everyone by a 2 to 1 margin as he racked up 20 phone and 16 CW QSOs with Vermont stations. To put that in perspective, at the W1NVT multiop we worked a total of 30 Vermont stations - all within 100 miles. Each of Lacis QSOs were over 5000 miles! Now Laci had some help in this endeavor. He runs 3 stacked yagis each on 10,15,20 meters (18 elements on each BAND), 6 elements on 40 meters and 2 elements at 160 on 80 meters. He was LOUD whenever I heard him. Laci knows his stuff in front of the radio - he was one of the 59 competitors in the World Radio Team Championship held in Massachusetts last summer. And while he was working Vermont stations, he was also working many more in the MN QSO Party and a bunch in the BC QSO Party, in addition to chasing K1N in Navassa that weekend.

Second place was claimed by Jeff WB8WKQ from Michigan. He combined good numbers of QSOs and multipliers on phone with a few thrown in on CW. To underscore how important CW can be, Jeff finished 18th last year working only phone, so those extra QSOs and multipliers on CW really paid off.

Third place goes to a newcomer to the VT QSO Party, Paul VE3PQ, who asks, Where were all the Vermont stations? The answer is, you worked them. Pauls score (along with NA2X) was impressive given that he is close to Vermont and had to make all his QSOs on 20 and 40 meters while many of us in Vermont were on 10 and 15 meters for much of the morning and early afternoon.

QRP operator Ron W4UT from Tennessee holds on to 4th place, exactly the same position as he held last year. How close was 3rd and 4th? One CW or two phone QSOs would have changed the story!

Rounding out the top five is Bob NA2X from Rochester, New York. He worked Vermont stations entirely on 80 and 40 meters and I know there wasnt a lot of activity on 80.

The Single-op assisted winner is Jim N7JB from Washington, who used all three modes and high power to run up a nice score.

Positions 6-11 were all within 38 points of each other. Most of that group earns a certificate for working at least 10 Vermont stations. That doesnt sound like a lot, but any of the VT QSO Party participants will tell you that it is not that easy to do!

Vermont QSO Party: Vermont Scores

MULTIPLIERS
QSOs PH CW DIG  
CALL LOC CLASS PWR   PH CW DIG TOT PTS CO CL CO CL CO CL TOT   PWR SCORE AWARD
OM2VL OM SO HIGH   20 16   36 52   5 2 4 1     12   1.0 624 1st
WB8WKQ MI SO LOW   12 4   16 20   5 2 2 1     10   1.5 300 2nd
VE3PQ ON SO LOW   11 3   14 17   5 1 3       9   1.5 230 3rd
W4UT TN SO QRP   9 2   11 13   5 1 1 1     8   2.0 208 4th
NA2X NY SO LOW   7 4   11 15   4 2 2       8   1.5 180 5th
N7JB WA SOA HIGH   9 2 2 13 17   5 1 2 1 1   10   1.0 170 SOA
W7KAM MO SO LOW   15     15 15   6 1         7   1.5 158 10 Q
K3MAW MD SO LOW   11   1 12 13   5 2     1   8   1.5 156 10 Q
NW5Q TX SO LOW   13     13 13   6 2         8   1.5 156 10 Q
KS4X TN SO QRP   11     11 11   6 1         7   2.0 154 10 Q
KF5WFL TX SO LOW   13     13 13   6 1         7   1.5 137 10 Q
N2WN TN SO QRP   6 2   8 10   3 1 1 1     6   2.0 120  
KD5ILA AR SO LOW   11     11 11   5 1         6   1.5 99 10 Q
KC4ZA VA SO QRP     6   6 12       4       4   2.0 96  
WA4JA TN SO LOW   10     10 10   4 2         6   1.5 90 10 Q
K0HNC KS SO LOW   7 1   8 9   3 1 1 1     6   1.5 81  
VE2GT PQ SO LOW   9     9 9   5 1         6   1.5 81  
WA9LEY IL SO LOW   7 1   8 9   4 1 1       6   1.5 81  
N8OCJ OH SO LOW   8     8 8   5 1         6   1.5 72  
W4ZPR VA SO LOW   6   6 12   4           4   1.5 72  
WA5SWN KS SO LOW   8     8 8   4 2         6   1.5 72  
WD4DIY NC SO   9     9 9   5 1         6   1.0 54  
KD2DXJ NY SO LOW   7     7 7   5           5   1.5 53  
N8DKA MI SO LOW   6     6 6   4 1         5   1.5 45  
VA6NJK AB SOA HIGH   6     6 6   4 1         5   1.5 45  
KI0I MO SO LOW   1 3   4 7   1 1 1 1     4   1.5 42  
NQ4K VA SO LOW   7     7 7   4           4   1.5 42  
N8FYL MI SO LOW   6     6 6   4           4   1.5 36  
AB4GG TN SO HIGH   7     7 7   4 1         5   1.0 35  
AJ4LN VA SO LOW   5     5 5   3 1         4   1.5 30  
K9IU IN SO LOW   5     5 5   2 2         4   1.5 30  
KC9LC VA SO LOW   5     5 5   3 1         4   1.5 30  
N6ENO CA SO LOW   5     5 5   3 1         4   1.5 30  
WM1K MA SOA HIGH     5   5 10       2 1     3   1.0 30
N3MBH WV SO LOW   4     4 4   4           4   1.5 24  
KK7XX CA SO HIGH   6     6 6   4           4   1.0 24  
N7MZW WY SO LOW   4     4 4   2 2         4   1.5 24  
W0BH KS SO LOW   4     4 4   2 1         3   1.5 18  
W1END NH SO LOW     3   3 6     1 1     2   1.5 18  
K7JNA WA SO LOW 3     3 3   3           3   1.5 14  
NG7O ID SO LOW   3     3 3   3           3   1.5 14  
N9WL NM SO LOW   4     4 4   1 1         2   1.5 12  
SM7CIL SM SO LOW     1 1 2 4       1   1   2   1.5 12  
KV4TQ SC SO LOW 2     2 2   2 1         3   1.5 9  
N0ZTO CO SO LOW 3     3 3   2           2   1.5 9  
WZ6ZZ CA SO LOW   3     3 3   1 1         2   1.5 9  
AB1VL ME SO LOW     2   2 4     1         1   1.5 6  
AB5XM TX SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2   1.5 6  
KV4MO TN SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2   1.5 6  
SM5ALJ SM SO HIGH   2     2 2   2 1         3   1.0 6  
VA2MO PQ SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2   1.5 6  
W2UDT NJ SO LOW     2   2 4       1       1   1.5 6  
EI3CTB EI SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.5 3  
F8BFU F SO LOW       1 1 2       1       1   1.5 3  
JA7RQK JA SO LOW       1 1 2           1   1   1.5 3  
F4GFT F SO HIGH     1   1 2       1       1   1.0 2  
WA3SOR PA SO LOW   1     1 1   1           1   1.5 2  
KC9UHH WI SO LOW   1     1 1   1           1   1.5 2  
YO3GNF YO SO HIGH       1 1 2           1   1   1.0 2  
KD8HAM MN SO   1     1 1   1           1   1.0 1  
W7CH WA SO   1     1 1   1           1   1.0 1  
CALL LOC CLASS PWR   PH CW DIG TOT PTS CO CL CO CL CO CL TOT   PWR SCORE AWARD
315 64 7 386



 

How To Read The Score Table

  • CALL - Callsign Used in the Contest
  • LOC - Location (State, Province or Country)
  • CLASS - Classification:
    • SO - Single Op
    • SOA - Single Op Assisted
  • 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
    • CO - Number of VT County Multipliers; Total:14
    • CL - Number of VT Club Multipliers; Total:2 (W1SJ, W1JXN)
    • TOT - Total Number of Multipliers
  • PWR - Power Multiplier: QRP-2; LOW-1.5; HIGH-1.0
  • SCORE
  • AWARD - Awards Qualified For

Vermont QSO Party: Vermont Scores

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to thank the Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont for their support as this years sponsor. Thanks to the Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club for the opportunity to run the Vermont QSO Party this year. And finally, thank you to all of you who participated. We will see you all next year as the Vermont QSO Party will be better than ever!

73, Mitch W1SJ
13 March 2015



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