2019 VERMONT QSO PARTY RESULTS


OUTSIDE VERMONT COMPETITION

We received 91 logs representing 546 QSOs from stations outside of Vermont. This is average participation. Given the slack conditions, it is a good response. Overall, we received logs from 34 states, 2 provinces and 2 countries.

Logs From Outside VT

Year Stations QSOs
2019 91 546
2018 117 719
2017 107 921
2016 82 671
2015 61 386
2014 74 511
2013 65 363
2012 38 171

It was another nip and tuck battle for the top spot. Only 1 CW QSO separates the two leaders. Both had minor score reductions.

The top spot goes to Dan K0FD from Missouri with a score of 1107. He logged the highest total of QSOs (27) and second highest total of multipliers (18). And, he claims that his operating time was limited! This is Dan's second win - he took the top spot in 2017, but with much higher totals of 55 QSOs and 27 multipliers

Battling all the way down to the wire was Ron W4UT from Tennessee, with a score of 1055. He logged 24 QSOs and 19 multipliers. Ron is no stranger to the top ten - he placed 3rd in 2016, 4th in 2015 and 7th in 2013.

Fred KB0LF from Nebraska claims third place with a score of 420. He ran high power to log 20 QSOs and 15 multipliers. Fred is a regular in the Nebraska QSO Party each year.

Dick W7KAM from Missouri finishes forth with 330 points in an all-phone effort. He has been active in the Vermont QSO Party for many years and is no stranger to the top ten, claiming 7th, 4th, 4th and 3rd place in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012 respectively.

William W3AKD from Maine finishes fifth with 324 points in an all-CW effort, just barely missing the forth spot. He has been active in the Maine QSO Party.

Another large number of stations (12) worked the 10 Vermont stations necessary to earn a certificate despite tough conditions. 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

While the new FT8 mode was a big success for making QSO's, it was a real disaster in the logging deparatment. Unfortunately, none of the logging programs could directly move FT8 QSO's with grid squares into a Cabrillo format. Lots of techniques and hand-wringing were used and we finally received usuable logs. I promise that we'll have the software fixed for next year. Another issue was that the FT8 logs contained numerous duplicate contacts and also contacts without a copied grid square, which does not count for credit. All of these issues will be looked at for next year.

We continue to actively check the accuracy of logs and still find a suprising number of errors! Errors included busted call signs, bad or missing exchanges (i.e. wrong county), wrong band or mode and the dreaded NIL (not in log). Amazingly, I found our club station W1NVT logged as N1NVT and K1NVT and W1VT in some of the logs, especially some from Vermont! A rather large number of logs had the wrong band listed. Sadly, if you lost a QSO it might also mean you lose a multiplier as well. Some 30 QSO's were lost from the Vermont logs.





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   13 14   27 41   6 2 7 3     18   1.5 1107 1st
W4UT TN SO LOW   11 12 1 24 37   5 2 7 3 1 1 19   1.5 1055 2nd
KB0LF NE SO HIGH   12 8   20 28   6 3 5 1     15   1.0 420 3rd
W7KAM MO SO LOW   22     22 22   8 2         10   1.5 330 4th
W3AKD ME SO LOW     12   12 24       7 2     9   1.5 324 5th
NS7B UT SO LOW   4 6   10 16   3 3 5 1     12   1.5 288 10 Q
N0PP IA SO LOW     10   10 20       6 3     9   1.5 270 10 Q
N7WY MO SO HIGH   7 6   13 19   5 2 5 1     13   1.0 247 10 Q
KC5LL TX SO LOW   11 3   14 17   5 1 1 2     9   1.5 230 10 Q
KI4MZC GA SO QRP     7   7 14       6 2     8   2.0 224  
W4XK TN SO LOW     9   9 18       6 2     8   1.5 216  
W4ZPR VA SO LOW     9   9 18       6 2     8   1.5 216  
WN4AFP SC SO LOW   3 6   9 15   2 2 4 1     9   1.5 203
KX4FR TN SO LOW   8 2   10 12   6 3 2 0     11   1.5 198 10 Q
W0YJT KS SO LOW   8 2   10 12   5 3 2 1     11   1.5 198 10 Q
AI4DB TN SO LOW   18     18 18   6 1         7   1.5 189 10 Q
WB9HFK IL SO LOW   4 5   9 14   2 1 4 2     9 1.5 189  
OM2VL OM SO HIGH   4 4 1 9 14   4 1 4 2 1 1 13 1.0 182
K8RGI/4 FL SO LOW   5 4   9 13   4 1 3 1     9   1.5 176  
W4SNF FL SO LOW   5 4   9 13   3 1 4 1     9   1.5 176
K4BAI VA SO HIGH   1 9   10 19   1 1 5 2     9   1.0 171 10 Q
WB8WKQ MI SO HIGH   4 6   10 16   3 1 5 1     10   1.0 160 10 Q
W6OUL CA SO HIGH   6 4   10 14   5 1 4 1     11   1.0 154 10 Q
WA2JQK NY SO LOW   3 5   8 13   2 1 3 1     7   1.5 137  
KK4WX GA SO LOW   7 1   8 9   5 2 1 1     9 1.5 122  
K0HNC KS SO LOW   5 3   8 11   4 1 2 0     7 1.5 116
K3IE TN SO HIGH   2 6   8 14   2 1 4 1     8   1.0 112  
KA4AQM VA SO LOW   10     10 10   6 1         7 1.5 105 10 Q
KD8TNS OH SO LOW   9     9 9   6 1         7 1.5 95  
KM4IAJ VA SO LOW   9     9 9   6 1         7   1.5 95  
K0RJW MN SO HIGH   10     10 10   6 3         9   1.0 90 10 Q
N1SOH MA SO LOW   3 3   6 9   1 2 2 1     6   1.5 81  
W4NBS AL SO LOW   3 3   6 9   2 1 1 2     6   1.5 81  
K0JPL MO SO LOW     5   5 10       4 1     5   1.5 75  
KD4QMY GA SO LOW   7     7 7   5 2         7 1.5 74  
NX6T CA SO HIGH   3 3   6 9   3 1 3 1     8   1.0 72  
KN4Y FL SO LOW     5   5 10       3 1     4   1.5 60  
KF4QFJ VA SO LOW   3 2   5 7   2 1 2 0     5 1.5 53  
K8ZT OH SO QRP   3 1   4 5   3 0 1 1     5 2.0 50
N8FYL MI SO LOW     4   4 8       3 1     4   1.5 48  
KE4YOG NC SO HIGH   9     9 9   4 1         5 1.0 45  
W4KW TN SO HIGH   9     9 9   4 1         5 1.0 45  
W0BH KS SO HIGH   3 2   5 7   2 2 2 0     6   1.0 42  
KC9YL WI SO LOW   1   4 5 9   1 0     2   3 1.5 41  
N0KOE NC SO LOW   3 1   4 5   3 1 1 0     5   1.5 38  
NW5Q TX SO LOW   5     5 5   3 2         5 1.5 38  
AG6V WA SO LOW     3   3 6       3 1     4   1.5 36  
K4VBM GA SO LOW   1 2   3 5   1 1 2 0     4   1.5 30  
KA9GDW IN SO LOW   4     4 4   3 1         4 1.5 24  
N1SER FL SO LOW   4     4 4   3 1         4 1.5 24  
W1OO ME SO HIGH     3   3 6       2 2     4   1.0 24  
W5TCB AR SO LOW   4     4 4   2 2         4 1.5 24  
W8KNO OH SO LOW   4     4 4   2 2         4 1.5 24  
KM5JV TX SO LOW   5     5 5   2 1         3 1.5 23  
K3EDM PA SO LOW   3     3 3   3 1         4 1.5 18  
W4MF TN SO LOW   4     4 4   2 1         3 1.5 18  
W7GF OR SO LOW     2   2 4       2 1     3   1.5 18  
KF8MZ OH SO HIGH   4     4 4   4 0         4 1.0 16  
VA7ODX BC SO HIGH   4     4 4   3 1         4 1.0 16  
AJ4LN VA SO LOW   3     3 3   3 0         3 1.5 14  
G4JFS G SO LOW   3     3 3   2 1         3 1.5 14  
N4JAH GA SO LOW   3     3 3   2 1         3 1.5 14  
W6SFI CA SO LOW   1 1   2 3   1 1 1       3 1.5 14  
W7CH WA SO LOW   3     3 3   2 1         3 1.5 14  
AD5VC LA SO LOW     2   2 4       1 1     2   1.5 12  
KD8TNF OH SO HIGH     2   2 4       2 1     3   1.0 12  
KF3G PA SO LOW     2   2 4       2 0     2   1.5 12  
KC5DCT TX SO LOW   2     2 2   2 1         3 1.5 9  
N5QIM OK SO LOW   3     3 3   1 1         2 1.5 9  
N6REK CA SO HIGH   3     3 3   2 1         3 1.0 9  
W7ON AZ SO LOW   2     2 2   2 1         3 1.5 9  
K9GDF WI SO LOW     1   1 2       1 1     2   1.5 6  
N0ZTO CO SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2 1.5 6  
N7FLT MT SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2 1.5 6  
N7MZW WY SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2 1.5 6  
N9KY KY SO HIGH   3     3 3   1 1         2 1.0 6  
K2AL NJ SO LOW   2     2 2   1 1         2 1.5 6  
AG6AG CA SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
AG7YX ID SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
K7JKM OR SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
KG7DAB WA SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
NA2X NY SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
W1ABK ME SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
W2IOC NJ SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
W5XNA AR SO LOW   1     1 1   1 1         2 1.5 3  
K7MKL MN SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1 1.5 2  
N4XL SC SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1 1.5 2  
VE3CRU ON SO LOW   1     1 1   1 0         1 1.5 2  
WO7V OR SO HIGH     1   1 2       1 0     1   1.0 2  
AG7CC ID SO LOW             1.5 0
WA6SXU CA SO LOW             1.5 0
CALL LOC CLASS PWR   PH CW DIG TOT PTS CO CL CO CL CO CL TOT   PWR SCORE AWARD
335 205 6 546



 

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 (FT8, 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:3 (W1NVT, W1JXN, N1GVT)
    • 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

Love the VTQP even though my operating time was limited. (K0FD)
Really enjoyed the weekend, though I did not get all the stations I had hoped. Thanks to all who operated from VT. (KB0LF)
Thank you for the 2019 Vermont QSO Party. (KF3G)
I enjoyed another contest weekend with VTQP. Thanks to organizers and operators! (KF4QFJ)
Please log contacts not only on LoTW but also QRZ. I just need Vermont for my 50 States award on QRZ. (N3REK)
This was a WQ6X Remote operation from NX6T in Fallbrook. In between QSOs in the Mexican RTTY contest, I found time to to look for VT stations. (NX6T)
Lovely to trade Qs with friends in Vermont. (VA7ODX)
Briefly in contest, happy to work K1GMM in Rutland. Never heard the bonus stations but a great catch for those who did. Looking forward to more time next year - was fun. Thanks to the sponsor and to all who participated. (VE3CRU)
Operating W1IMD in Hiram, ME, remotely, in the VT QSO Party. (W1OO)

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
16 March 2019



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