2018 VERMONT QSO PARTY RESULTS

OUTSIDE VERMONT COMPETITION

We received 117 logs representing 719 QSOs from stations outside of Vermont. This is a new record of participation which resulted in very tough competition! Overall, we received logs from 33 states, 7 provinces and 3 countries.

Logs From Outside VT

Year Stations QSOs
2018 117 719
2017 107 921
2016 82 671
2015 61 386
2014 74 511
2013 65 363
2012 38 171

The number of of QSO's is down from last year's high water mark, mainly due to the absence of the N1GVT mobile team putting each Vermont county on the air. They tell me that they plan to return in 2019!

It was a see-saw battle for the top spot with the lead changing hands several times as we checked and re-checked the logs numerous times. The positions of the top 5 kept changing each time as well. Logging accuracy was a big factor in the final analysis. Be careful what you log!

After the smoke had cleared, the top spot goes to Dave WN4AFP from South Carolina who eeked out the win with a score of 756. Dave finished 5th last year.

Battling all the way down to the wire was Jeff N8II from West Virginia, with a score of 735. Both had 25 QSOs and 14 multipliers, but Dave made one more CW contact to nail it down!

Anthony K8ZT from Ohio claims to be one of the best QRP contest ops on the air today. With a 3rd place finish running QRP in the always-challenging Vermont QSO Party, his claim is well founded. Great job!

We ended up with a flat-footed tie for 4th place with Jeff WB8WKQ from Michigan and Dick N4ARO from Tennessee both scoring 480 points. Jeff had a couple more QSO's and Dick a couple more multipliers.

A large number of stations (19) 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

This year we continued to use software to check the accuracy of logs. Thanks to Ron AD0DX, we were able to see who was really who in the submitted logs. We still find a suprising number of errors! Other errors included busted call signs, bad or missing exchanges (i.e. wrong county), wrong band and the dreaded NIL (not in log). Sadly, if you lost a QSO it might also mean you lose a multiplier as well. The software report was carefully rechecked by a human before any reduction was applied. While most of the logs were in proper Cabrillo format, there were some logs which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls and were not readible and were not able to be corrected. If you had bad log information, please consider updating your logging software with the most current version of N1MM or N3FJP for next time!


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
WN4AFP SC SO LOW   14 11   25 36   5 2 5 2     14   1.5 756 1st
N8II WV SO LOW   15 10   25 35   5 3 5 1     14   1.5 735 2nd
K8ZT OH SO QRP   12 4   16 20   6 2 3 1     12   2.0 480 3rd
N4ARO TN SO LOW   11 7   18 25   3 2 5 2     12   1.5 450 4th
WB8WKQ MI SO LOW   10 10   20 30   2 1 5 2     10   1.5 450 4th
WA9LEY IL SO LOW   5 8   13 21   3 1 4 2     10   1.5 315 10 Q
AG6V WA SO HIGH     18   18 36       6 2     8   1.0 288 10 Q
KD8TNF OH SO HIGH   11 5   16 21   6 1 2 2     11   1.0 231 10 Q
VE9ML NB SO LOW   3 8   11 19   2 1 3 2     8   1.5 228 10 Q
NA2X NY SO LOW   5 4   9 13   4 2 4 1     11   1.5 215
K0OO MD SO HIGH   7 6   13 19   3 2 4 2     11   1.0 209 10 Q
WB9HFK IL SO LOW   4 7   11 18   2 1 3 1     7 1.5 189 10 Q
KX4FR TN SO LOW   11 2   13 15   2 3 1 2     8   1.5 180 10 Q
W4LID KY SO LOW   16     16 16   4 3         7   1.5 168 10 Q
W0YJT KS SO LOW   11 2   13 15   5 2         7   1.5 158 10 Q
K0HNC KS SO LOW   7 3   10 13   2 2 3 1     8 1.5 156 10 Q
K3YP OH SO LOW   2 6   8 14   1 1 5 0     7   1.5 147
VE3NBJ ON SO LOW   8 2   10 12   5 1 2 0     8   1.5 144 10 Q
W4CHI NC SO LOW   13     13 13   4 3         7   1.5 137 10 Q
KA4AQM VA SO LOW   13     13 13   6 1         7 1.5 137 10 Q
W6GMT MN SO LOW   3 3   6 9   2 2 2 2     8 1.5 108
K9CW IL SO LOW     7   7 14       3 2     5   1.5 105  
KE8EAS OH SO LOW   4 3   7 10   3 1 1 2     7   1.5 105  
VA2MO QC SO LOW     7   7 14       3 2     5   1.5 105  
WA2JQZ CO SO LOW   6 2   8 10   2 2 2 1     7   1.5 105  
K0JPL MO SO HIGH   3 5   8 13   1 2 4 1     8   1.0 104  
W2RR NY SO HIGH   4 4   8 12   2 1 4 1     8   1.0 96
W0SEB SD SO LOW   7 1   8 9   2 3 1 1     7   1.5 95
KK4BZ VA SO LOW   10     10 10   3 3         6   1.5 90 10 Q
KJ4KKD TN SO LOW   11     11 11   3 2         5 1.5 83 10 Q
W2GDJ NC SO LOW   3 3   6 9   2 1 2 1     6   1.5 81
K7XE CA SO LOW   10     10 10   2 3         5   1.5 75 10 Q
N4JBN TN SO LOW   10     10 10   2 3         5 1.5 75 10 Q
K2AL NJ SO LOW     3 1 4 8       2 2 1 1 6   1.5 72  
KM4IAJ VA SO LOW   8     8 8   3 3         6   1.5 72
VA3TTB ON SO HIGH   12     12 12   5 1         6   1.0 72 10 Q
N0KOE NC SO LOW   9     9 9   2 3         5   1.5 68
W5TCB AR SO LOW   9     9 9   2 3         5   1.5 68
KI4MZC GA SO QRP     4   4 8       3 1     4   2.0 64  
VE6NS AB SO LOW   3 2   5 7   2 1 1 2     6   1.5 63
KN4Y FL SO LOW     5   5 10       4 0     4   1.5 60  
KE4YOG TN NC HIGH   12     12 12   4 1         5   1.0 60 10 Q
W7KAM MO SO LOW   9     9 9   3 1         4   1.5 54
AG7AA OR SO LOW   7     7 7   2 3         5   1.5 53
KA4TLC NC SO LOW   7     7 7   2 3         5   1.5 53
KD5ILA AR SO LOW   3   2 5 7   2 1     2   5   1.5 53
KK4QIA GA SO LOW   8     8 8   2 2         4   1.5 48
KC8QDQ OH SO HIGH   9     9 9   4 1         5   1.0 45
W4NBS AL SO HIGH   1 4   5 9   1 1 1 2     5   1.0 45
W4WLF MS SO LOW   6     6 6   2 3         5   1.5 45
W4ZPR VA SO LOW     5   5 10       2 1     3   1.5 45  
VE3CRU ON SO LOW   1 3   4 7   1 0 3 0     4   1.5 42
W4SNF FL SO LOW   3 2   5 7   1 1 2 0     4   1.5 42
N8FYL MI SO LOW   1 4   5 9   1 0 2 0     3   1.5 41
AG6AG CA SO LOW   6     6 6   2 2         4   1.5 36
KA9GDW IN SO LOW   6     6 6   2 2         4   1.5 36
KD4QMY GA SO LOW   6     6 6   2 2         4   1.5 36
KF3G PA SO LOW     3   3 6       3 1     4   1.5 36  
N7FLT MT SO LOW   6     6 6   2 2         4   1.5 36
KD2NXM NJ SO HIGH   7     7 7   3 2         5   1.0 35
CT7AIX CT SO LOW   2 0 1 3 4   2 1 0 0 1 1 5   1.5 30  
K0RJW MN SO LOW   5     5 5   3 1         4   1.5 30
K5LGX TX SO LOW   5     5 5   2 2         4   1.5 30
KW4LY KY SO LOW   5     5 5   2 2         4   1.5 30
K7ULS UT SO LOW     3   3 6       3 0     3   1.5 27  
K2RYD NJ SO HIGH   6     6 6   3 1         4   1.0 24
N4FA FL SO LOW   4     4 4   2 2         4   1.5 24
W8KNO OH SO LOW   4     4 4 2 2         4   1.5 24
WA2VYA TX SO HIGH   2 2   4 6   1 1 2 0     4   1.0 24
NW5Q TX SO LOW   5     5 5   2 1         3   1.5 23
W3JRD VA SO HIGH   5     5 5   3 1         4   1.0 20
AA0LV KS SO LOW   4     4 4   2 1         3   1.5 18
N0LBY MO SO LOW   4     4 4   2 1         3   1.5 18
N0SMX FL SO LOW     2   2 4       1 2     3   1.5 18  
N1SOH VA MO LOW     2   2 4       2 1     3   1.5 18  
N9NBC WI SO QRP   3     3 3   2 1         3   2.0 18
VA7ODX BC SO HIGH   4     4 4   3 1         4   1.0 16
WB6ETY CA SO LOW     2   2 4       2 1     3   1.5 18  
KJ4LQX FL SO LOW   3     3 3   1 2         3   1.5 14
KI7AAY WA SO LOW   3     3 3   2 1         3   1.5 14
N0ZTO CO SO LOW   3     3 3   2 1         3   1.5 14
W6SFI CA SO LOW   3     3 3   2 1         3   1.5 14
WZ6ZZ CA SO LOW   3     3 3   2 1         3   1.5 14
NU1O MA SO HIGH   5     5 5   2 1         3   1.0 15
KA3UOL PA SO QRP   2     2 2   2 1         3   2.0 12
KD0JLE CO SO HIGH   4     4 4   1 2         3   1.0 12
KF8MZ OH SO HIGH   3     3 3   2 2         4   1.0 12
WB2PJH NJ SO HIGH     2   2 4       2 1     3   1.0 12  
AI4DB TN SO LOW   3     3 3   1 1         2   1.5 9
N4EEV GA SO LOW   2     2 2   2 1         3   1.5 9
N9VPV IL SO LOW   3     3 3   2 0         2   1.5 9
N4CW NC SO HIGH     2   2 4       2 0     2   1.0 8  
WO7V OR SO HIGH     2   2 4       2 0     2   1.0 8  
K4VBM GA SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2   1.5 6
K5TMT TX SO LOW     1   1 2       1 1     2   1.5 6  
KD7RUS WA SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2   1.5 6
KI7DG WA SO HIGH   2     2 2   1 2         3   1.0 6
N6XDX CA SO HIGH   2     2 2   2 1         3   1.0 6
W7CO WA SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2   1.5 6
EA3ELZ EA SO HIGH   2     2 2   1 1         2   1.0 4
AJ4LN VA SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.5 3
KA3PMW PA SO LOW       1 1 2           1   1   1.5 3  
KC9YL WI SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.5 3
W8IQ OH SO LOW     1   1 2       1 0     1   1.5 3  
WA5SWN KS SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2   1.5 3
WI9P MN SO LOW     1   1 2       1 0     1   1.5 3  
DK8HE DL SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1   1.5 2
K9GDF WI SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1   1.5 2
K9NW IN SO HIGH     1   1 2       1 0     1   1.0 2  
N6HCN CA SO HIGH     1   1 2       1 0     1   1.0 2  
VE3PYJ ON SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1   1.5 2
VO1CRP NL SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1   1.5 2
VY2GF PEI SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1   1.5 2
VE2GT QC SO HIGH   1     1 1   1 0         1   1.0 1
DK8HE DL SO LOW             1.5 0
KG2DWS NY SO LOW                             1.5 0  
W9CTH IN SO HIGH             1.0 0
WA4JA TN SO LOW             1.5 0
CALL LOC CLASS PWR   PH CW DIG TOT PTS CO CL CO CL CO CL TOT   PWR SCORE AWARD
504 205 5 714



 

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, 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

Couldn't hear a lot of stations, really just a couple on different bands. Hope they have more involvement in-state next year! (KE8EAS).
Lots of fun trying to find VT stations. Got K1IB/M twice at county line, W1ECH and KB1FRW once each. Wire dipole on 40 meters at 25', inverted vee apex 25' on 20, no antennas for 80, 15 and 10. Lots of bands here above 10 but no path to VT. Thanks to the sponsors and to all who participated plus those I was lucky enough to work. Looking forward to next year. (VE3CRU).
Was wrapped up in our MN QSO party yesterday, but decided to check out 40M CW this afternoon. Only heard one VT station, so logged him. Sorry I couldn't do more. (WI9P).
Perhaps it was due to the propagation conditions, but I certainly didnt have many QSOs in spite of hours spent on the radio, including searching for digital contacts, both RTTY and FT8. Indeed, I had no digital contacts, although calling CQ VT certainly got me a lot of QSOs with other states and countries who wanted to log me in! In spite of the propagation challenges, I had a good time. I look forward to next year, in the hope of finding the remaining Vermont counties with which I have never had a QSO. (VA3TTB).
I was hoping for more entrants since I would like to finish working all of the counties of Vermont but at least I got two more counties than I had before the contest. Anyway, could you afford a mobile unit to drive around the state next year? (W4CHI).
Bad conditions to VT this year. (CT7AIX).
Enjoyed the contest today. (KA4TLC).
Thanks for the fun! (KK4BZ).
Portable QTH in Grid FM29JW. (KF3G).
My monster log! (AA0LV).
I did not make many contacts, but still enjoyed the experience. The bands were not great and I could hear only 3 counties. (KM4IAJ).
I didn't get to work many but I looked for them all day. I only got 2 counties and 8 QSOs and I was wanting that maple syrup from Vermont. Move some of the hams out of Chittenden County. (KA4TLC).
Contest Manager Replies: "As we speak, Chittenden County Hams are being loaded onto trucks to be dispersed elsewhere in VT."

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
19 March 2018



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