2017 VERMONT QSO PARTY RESULTS

OUTSIDE VERMONT COMPETITION

We received 107 logs representing 922 QSOs from stations outside of Vermont. This is a new record of participation which resulted in very tough competition! Overall, we received logs from 39 states, 2 provinces and 4 countries.

Logs From Outside VT

Year Stations QSOs
2017 107 921
2016 82 671
2015 61 386
2014 74 511
2013 65 363
2012 38 171

Three of the five top finishers are new to the Vermont QSO Party and they raised the bar so much higher this year!

Grabbing the top spot in 2017 is Dan K0FD from Missouri. He ran up an amazing 55 QSOs and 27 multipliers for a new record score of 3119. Dan managed to work 13 of Vermonts 14 counties, the first time this has been done in as long as anyone can remember.

Second place goes to Garner KK4CLY from North Carolina, who operated with QRP to score 2304 points. Garner is still a teen and has scored high in several QSO Parties and is quite high on the DXCC list.

Laci OM2VL increased his record setting score from last year, going up to 2100 points. But it was only good enough for third place this year. Im sure lackluster conditions on 40 and 80 meters between the U.S. and Europe at night certainly hurt his score. It was a real squeaker between second and fourth place and the logs came under tight scrutiny to determine the place.

Alan KA5VZG from Tennessee ended up a few points behind Laci to claim fourth place. Again it was real close - only a few multipliers separated second third and fourth place.

Rounding out fifth place is Dave WN4AFP from South Carolina, a regular in QSO parties and other contests.

Positions 2-5 and 6-20 were all very close together. So close that a single multiplier or QSO could mean a jump of 1 or 2 positions in the standings. Great competition! A record number of stations (24) worked the 10 Vermont stations necessary to earn a certificate. Good job everyone!

Everyone with a notation under "Award" in the table will receive a printable certificate via Email. In addition the top 3 finishers in the U.S. will receive a 3.4 oz jug of pure Vermont Maple Syrup.

LOGGING ACCURACY

Starting this year, we had access to software to check the accuracy of logs. Thanks to Ron AD0DX we were able to see who really was working who. Errors included busted call signs, busted counties, and the dreaded NIL (not in log). Sadly, if you lost a QSO it might also mean you lose a multiplier as well. In several cases, the wrong mode was logged by someone. That was allowed to pass but just for this year. The software report was carefully rechecked by a human before any reduction was applied. I am happy to report than the final positions were not changed by any score reductions.

OUTSIDE 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
K0FD MO SO LOW   33 22   55 77   12 4 9 2     27 1.5 3119 1st
KK4CLY NC SO QRP   18 14 1 33 48   10 3 7 3 1   24   2.0 2304 2nd
OM2VL OM SO HIGH   16 31 3 50 84   6 3 10 3 2 1 25   1.0 2100 3rd
KA5VZG TN SO LOW   15 15 2 32 49   7 3 11 3 2 1 27   1.5 1985 4th
WN4AFP SC SO LOW   27 13 1 41 55   10 2 6 3 1   22 1.5 1815 5th
NA2X NY SO LOW   11 10   21 31   7 3 9 2     21   1.5 977 10 Q
K4EZS TN SO HIGH   21 6   27 33   11 4 4 2     21   1.0 693 10 Q
WB9HFK IL SO LOW   9 11   20 31   4 3 5 2     14 1.5 651 10 Q
KF4QFJ VA SO LOW   17 2   19 21   10 3 2 2     17   1.5 536 10 Q
KD5ILA AR SO LOW   20   2 22 24   8 3     2   13   1.5 468 10 Q
KA7T ID SO HIGH   8 8   16 24   5 3 3 3     14   1.0 336 10 Q
W4LID KY SO LOW   20     20 20   9 2         11   1.5 330 10 Q
KV4MO TN SO LOW   16     16 16   10 3         13   1.5 312 10 Q
KJ4KKD TN SO LOW   17     17 17   8 4         12 1.5 306 10 Q
KD2IRA VA SO LOW   16 1   17 18   6 3 1 1     11 1.5 297 10 Q
KA4AQM VA SO LOW   17     17 17   9 2         11   1.5 281 10 Q
SP6JOE SP SO LOW   6 4   10 14   4 3 4 2     13   1.5 273 10 Q
W9TAM IL SO LOW   11   2 13 15   6 3     2 1 12   1.5 270 10 Q
W2GDJ NC SO LOW   8 4   12 16   4 2 3 2     11   1.5 264 10 Q
AH6AX MD SO LOW   5 6   11 17   3   4 3     10   1.5 255 10 Q
KI0I MO SO LOW   6 5   11 16   4 2 2 2     10   1.5 240 10 Q
W7KAM MO SO LOW   20     20 20   5 3         8   1.5 240 10 Q
AI4DB TN SO LOW   16     16 16   6 3         9   1.5 216 10 Q
K0HNC KS SO LOW   7 3   10 13   5 2 3 1     11   1.5 215 10 Q
W6ROX CA SO HIGH   17     17 17   8 4         12   1.0 204 10 Q
WA2CLX NY SO LOW   6 1 2 9 12   3 3 1 1 2 1 11   1.5 198  
AB4VT GA SO LOW   13     13 13   6 3         9   1.5 176 10 Q
KD8DEU MI SO LOW     8   8 16       5 2     7   1.5 168  
W4ZPR VA SO LOW     8   8 16       5 2     7   1.5 168
K4VGL AL SO LOW   12     12 12   6 3         9 1.5 162 10 Q
CT7AIX CT SO LOW   3 3 1 7 11   2 1 3 2 1   9   1.5 149  
KI5EE LA SO LOW   3 3 1 7 11   3 1 2 2 1   9   1.5 149  
WA9LEY IL SO LOW   3 4   7 11   2 2 4 1     9   1.5 149
KE3ZT PA SO LOW   12     12 12   6 2         8   1.5 144 10 Q
W0MB MO SO HIGH   10 1 1 12 14   5 2 1 0 1 1 10   1.0 140 10 Q
N5MKY MI SO LOW   9     9 9   5 3         8   1.5 108  
WB0IWG ND SO QRP   9     9 9   4 2         6   2.0 108  
NM5WB NM SO LOW   9     9 9   5 2         7   1.5 95  
AK0MR CO SO LOW     5   5 10       4 2     6 1.5 90  
AJ4LN VA SO LOW   8     8 8   6 1         7   1.5 84  
KC8QDQ OH SO LOW   8     8 8   5 2         7   1.5 84  
N4ARO TN SO LOW   5 1   6 7   4 2 1 1     8   1.5 84  
N3CKI VA SO LOW     5   5 10       3 2     5   1.5 75  
K0ARF MN MO LOW   8     8 8   5 1         6   1.5 72  
KA3PMW PA SO LOW   9     9 9   4 1         5   1.5 68  
K0OO MD SO HIGH   2 2 1 5 8   2 2 2 1 1   8   1.0 64  
KC5LL TX SO LOW   6     6 6   5 2         7   1.5 63  
VE3PYJ ON SO LOW   7     7 7   6           6   1.5 63  
W6GMT MN SO LOW   5 1   6 7   3 2 1       6 1.5 63
K4BAI GA SO HIGH     5   5 10       4 2     6   1.0 60  
KC4ZA VA SO QRP     3   3 6       3 2     5   2.0 60  
NS8O OH SO HIGH     6   6 12       4 1     5   1.0 60  
W3WTD MD SO LOW     4   4 8       2 3     5   1.5 60  
AF4RK FL SO HIGH   5 1   6 7   5 1 1 1     8   1.0 56
KE0JYJ NE SO LOW   6     6 6   4 2         6   1.5 54  
KF3G PA SO LOW     3   3 6       3 3     6   1.5 54  
EA3ELZ EA SO HIGH   9     9 9   4 1         5   1.0 45
KI7DG WA SO LOW   6     6 6   3 2         5 1.5 45  
WB2PJH NJ SO HIGH   3 3   6 9   2   2 1     5   1.0 45  
N0DOW MN SO HIGH   7     7 7   4 2         6   1.0 42  
KC5WA LA SO QRP 3   1 4 5   2 1     1   4   2.0 40  
K7DBN UT SO LOW   5     5 5   4 1         5   1.5 38  
AA9K TN SO LOW     3   3 6       3 1     4   1.5 36  
K5IX TX SO LOW     3   3 6       3 1     4   1.5 36  
W7GF OR SO LOW     3   3 6       3 1     4   1.5 36  
AF5CC OK SO LOW   3 1   4 5   2 1 1       4   1.5 30  
K3JAG PA SO LOW   4     4 4   3 2         5 1.5 30  
K4VBM GA SO LOW   5     5 5   3 1         4   1.5 30  
K7RFW UT SO LOW   3   1 4 5   2       1 1 4 1.5 30  
KF5CC OK SO LOW   3 1   4 5   2 1 1       4   1.5 30  
KK9U IN SO LOW   2 1   3 4   2 1 1 1     5   1.5 30  
N1SOH MA SO LOW   5     5 5   2 2         4   1.5 30  
N9WL NM SO LOW   5     5 5   2 2         4   1.5 30  
W0RDE MO SO LOW   4     4 4   3 2         5   1.5 30  
KA9GDW IN SO LOW   4     4 4   3 1         4   1.5 24  
WZ6ZZ CA SO LOW   4     4 4   3 1         4   1.5 24  
K7HKR AZ SO LOW   4     4 4   2 1         3   1.5 18  
KC0IUY KS SO LOW   3     3 3   2 2         4   1.5 18  
VA2MO QC SO LOW   3     3 3   2 2         4   1.5 18  
W8RMN MI SO LOW   3     3 3   3 1         4   1.5 18  
WH6YH GA SO LOW     2   2 4       2 1     3   1.5 18  
VE2GT QC SO HIGH   4     4 4   4           4   1.0 16  
KC9BG IL SO LOW   3     3 3   3           3   1.5 14  
KO6LU CA SO LOW   1 1   2 3   1 1 1       3   1.5 14  
W4WLF MS SO LOW   3     3 3   3           3   1.5 14  
W7AUM WA SO HIGH   3     3 3   3 1         4   1.0 12  
K1AUS MT SO LOW   2     2 2   2 1         3   1.5 9  
KC3ASH MD SO LOW   2     2 2   2 1         3   1.5 9  
N5AYB TX SO LOW   3     3 3   2           2 1.5 9  
N6ENO CO SO LOW   2     2 2   2 1         3   1.5 9  
WA0LIF MN SO LOW   2     2 2   2 1         3   1.5 9  
W4ER AL SO QRP       1 1 2           1 1 2   2.0 8  
AB4GG TN SO LOW   2     2 2   2           2   1.5 6  
DL1LIP DL SO LOW     1   1 2       1 1     2   1.5 6  
KC3GEM PA SO LOW   2     2 2   2           2   1.5 6  
W8MSC MI SO LOW   2     2 2   2           2   1.5 6  
KC2QJB NJ SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.5 3  
NA2CC CA SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.5 3  
PE4KH PA SO LOW       1 1 2           1   1   1.5 3  
W4JHU NC SO LOW       1 1 2           1   1   1.5 3  
K7ELC ID SO HIGH   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.0 2  
KF5NRS TX SO HIGH   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.0 2  
K9GDF WI SO LOW   1     1 1   1           1   1.5 2  
KT4BOB VA SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1   1.5 2  
KW4LY KY SO LOW   1     1 1   1           1   1.5 2  
KB4BVP KY SO LOW             * 0
W2UDT NJ SO LOW                             *   0  
CALL LOC CLASS PWR   PH CW DIG TOT PTS CO CL CO CL CO CL TOT   PWR SCORE AWARD
661 238 22 921



 

How To Read The Score Table

  • CALL - Callsign Used in the Contest
  • LOC - Location (State, Province or Country)
  • CLASS - Classification:
    • SO - Single Op
    • MO - Multi op
  • 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 (W1NVT, W1JXN, N1GVT, W1KOO)
    • 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



SOAPBOX

Great contest! Hope I finish "in the syrup". (K0FD). My 4th Vermont QSO Party in row and my best result. The activity was very low, worse then last year. Neverending CQ's with any VT coming back. Another BIG handicap - I hear big signals on 40 and 80m SSB, but on the part of the band where Europe cannot transmit. Thanks N1GVT for many multis for me and also for club stations for more QSOs. The most QSOs with: N1GVT 17, K1VMT 7, W1JXN 7, W1NVT 7. Unfortunately, very limited time on Sunday, as usual. (OM2VL). Saturday fair conditions, Sunday, well.... Did get 11 of 14 mixed bands and modes. (K4EZS). Enjoyed the party and challenge to work all 14 counties! Missed operations at Caledonia, Franklin and Orleans Counties. Special thanks for patience of W1NVT and N1GVT stations during CW QSOs. Also, GREAT ROVER WORK BY N1GVT TEAM! Look forward to working all counties and all clubs in 2018 during VTQP.(KF4QFJ). worked all 4 club stations...W1KOO, N1GVT, W1JXN, W1NVT. (KJ4KKD). Straight key, no computer, worked from summer house. (SP6JOE). My first VT QSO Party. Bad conditions to VT. (CT7AIX). Just tuning around and spotted some of the callers so I thought I would try to catch a few. Had a few stations that I could hear close to 59, but they could not hear me. (K7RFW). Enjoyed my 2nd Vermont QSO party - great fun! (K4VBM). The low-power VT stations were a magnet for QRM from stronger stations heard in AZ, and generally not enough signal to get a reliable QSO. (K7HKR). Portable QTH - FM29jw. (KF3G). I saw a CQ on 20m PSK31 from a US state I did not yet have in the log, so I answered and entered the contest. (PE4KH). Antenna is rain gutter and downspout.(K9GDF). Not many qsos but submitted to help the VT stations who CQ'd. (KD8DEU).

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to thank the Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont for their support as this years sponsor. 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
22 March 2017



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