2016 VERMONT QSO PARTY RESULTS


Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 Vermont QSO Party another success!



LOG ANALYSIS

In Vermont, 21 stations sumitted logs with a total of 7262 QSO's This compares with 17 stations who made 7834 QSO's last year. There were a few more major Vermont stations (over 100 QSOs) this year. The drop in total QSO's are primarily due to lack of conditions on 10 meters and K1VMT opting for CW and digital modes over the QSO heavy phone mode. In addition, some 33 other Vermont stations were seen in the logs we received but who did not submit a log themselves. For those who complain that Vermont is hard to find in this contest, the logs show that there were 671 QSOs made with 53 different Vermont stations. The call signs who appeared the most: W1NVT 117, W1JXN 88, KB1FRW 73, K1VMT 56 and AB1NJ 49. Multipliers were challenging as we put 12 out of 14 counties on the air - nothing heard from Grand Isle or Orleans, and Orange and Windham were also quite rare. 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
2016 21 7262
2015 17 7834
2014 24 7100
2013 17 5958
2012 18 4360

Awards

Vermont Single Op: Certificate to Top 5 Scorers
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
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 2016 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 who are within the U.S. 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 outside Vermont and stations outside Vermont working 10 or more QSOs.

VERMONT COMPETITION

The Host Club (RANV), signing W1NVT was not in competition and was there to make Vermont easily available during the QSO Party. The station was active each day, 1300-0400 UTC, on phone and CW, on 80-15 meters. Seven operators (W1SJ, KB1IVE, KB1UAY, KC1APK, N5WVR and WL7CVD manned the controls and all did a bang up job. There were short DX runs on both days, on 15 meters. The absence of the last year's big DX runs on 10 meters was sorely missed. The stateside run was quite huge on 20 meters in the afternoon of both days and continued into the evening on 40 meters. The early jump down to 40 meters (around 2200) was fortuitous in that many close in stations could be worked who would not normally be heard on 20 meters. But the lack of the big 10 meter DX run hurt both the number QSO's and multipliers. This was made up in part by some limited operation on CW where many more multipliers were picked up.

In the Vermont competition, Rob AB1NJ moves to the top spot, after a third place finish last year. He used excellent runs on both phone and RTTY, coupled with low power to run up a score of 251,865. With good DX runs on both modes, he ran up a leading total of 145 multipliers.

Bob KB1FRW repeats his performance in second place with a phone-only score of 155,445. He had the highest QSO total of anyone and the highest number of phone multipliers as well.

Zach K1ZK once again piloted his W1JXN club station, but this time almost doubling his last year score. He was a triple threat on phone, CW and digital, running up a score of 131,931 while making an attempt to grab second. He logged a leading 9 Vermont counties on phone.

Joe K1VMT announced that he would forsake phone and only run CW and digital in this contest. With a score of 124,080, he almost grabbed 2nd place! He ran high power this time, which means a lower multiplier. If he made the same number of contacts and multpliers using low power, he would easily be in second place! His RTTY total of 360 QSO's and 72 multipliers was insane!

Rounding out the top five is Randy N1SP, who was also a triple threat on phone, CW and digital, running up a score of 85,278.

Steve W1SFR repeats his sixth place finish from last years with another all-QRP performance of 44,336. In fact he had the highest CW score of anyone.

Places 7-13 were all very tight - ranging from 7000-16000. A change in a few multipliers means a jump of several places. We had to check these scores several times because they were so tight!

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   1817 86   1903 1989   48 9 55 11 1 23 2 11 1             161   1.0 320229
SINGLE OP
AB1NJ CAL SO LOW   842   158 1000 1158   41 6 34 4 2           28 2 26 2   145   1.5 251865 1st
KB1FRW CHI SO LOW   1205     1205 1205   47 7 24 6 2                     86   1.5 155445 2nd
W1JXN CHI SO LOW   402 103 17 522 642   41 6 23 9 1 31 1 9 2   11 0 2 1   137   1.5 131931 3rd
K1VMT LAM SO HIGH     161 309 470 940             36 1 21 2   38 2 30 2   132   1.0 124080 4th
N1SP BEN SO LOW   214 47 79 340 466   37 7 3 4 2 25 2 3 2 0 31   5 1   122   1.5 85278 5th
W1SFR RUT SO QRP     163   163 326             36 4 23 4 1           68   2.0 44336 100Q
W1ZU CHI SO LOW   8 87 7 102 196   1 0 1 2 1 26 3 8 5 1 5   2 1   56   1.5 16464 100Q
W4YFJ CHI SO HIGH   332     332 332   35 6 5 1 1                     48   1.0 15936 100Q
N1BCL ADD SO HIGH   257     257 257   37 2 0 2 1                     42   1.0 10794 100Q
N1XSS WNS SO HIGH   164   14 178 192   32 2 5 4 2           10         55   1.0 10560 100Q
N1GB ESS SO LOW   1   107 108 215   1 0   1 1           25 1 2     31   1.5 9998 100Q
KB1WXM CHI SO HIGH   212     212 212   34 3   1 1                     39   1.0 8268 100Q
AA1SU CHI SO HIGH   166 3   169 172   33 0 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 0           42   1.0 7224 100Q
KC1APK CHI SO LOW   32 10 16 58 84   14 1 0 2 1 9 0 0 1 0 11         39   1.5 4914
KE1AZ CHI SO LOW   111     111 111   24 2   1 1                     28   1.5 4662 100Q
W1ECH RUT SO LOW     35   35 70             17 1 1 1             20   1.5 2100  
K1ARR WAS SO LOW   6 20   26 46   5   1 1   7 2 2 1             19   1.5 1311
N1WGU WNH SO LOW   33     33 33   19 1   1 1                     22   1.5 1089  
W1FP CHI SO LOW   16     16 16   8 1 2 2 1                     14   1.5 336
MULTI OP
W1KOO CHI MO LOW   22     22 22   12       1                     13   1.5 429  
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
5840 715 707 7262


How To Read The Score Table

  • CALL - Callsign Used in the Contest
  • LOC - Location (Vermont County)
  • CLASS - Classification:
    • SO - Single Op
    • MO - Multi op
    • 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

 
AA1PR  RUT    KC1SS  WNS
AC1U   WAS    KR6FH  BEN
AF1N   CHI    KT1J   ADD
K1ARR  WAS    N1BBR  ADD
K1LJL  CHI    N1NRA  ADD
K1MZM  WAS    N1RZ   ADD
K1NKT  FRA    N1WDS  FRA
K1XV   WNS    W1AAT  WAS
K1YLD  CHI    W1ECH  RUT
K4TT   ESS    W1FNB  WNS
KB1IIZ WNS    W1RFP  WNS
KB1UKZ ADD    W1TAM  CHI
KB1WOD ORA    W1VE   BEN
KC1CZA CHI    WA1TEO CHI
KC1DGS CHI    WB2JIX ADD
KC1DGT CHI    WL7CVD CHI
KC1DPM ORA
  










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