2016 VERMONT QSO PARTY

February 6-7, 2016

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VERMONT QSO PARTY 2016
Received Logs As of Feb 10

Remember: Log deadline is March 7.
  1. Check your information below
  2. If you are not listed, or if there is missing information, or if the information is not correct, contact party manager w1sj@arrl.net.
  3. QSO's will be verifed and multipliers added in a few weeks
  4. Deadline for electronic logs is March 7, 2016 at 2359 UTC. Paper logs must be postmarked no later than February 20, 2016.
  5. Valid club multipliers for 2016: W1NVT W1JXN

Vermont Logs

CALL LOC CLASS POWERQSOs
AB1NJ CAL SO LOW 1000
K1ARR WAS SO LOW 26
K1VMT LAM SO LOW 434
KB1FRW CHI SO LOW 1205
KB1WXM CHI SO LOW 212
KC1APK CHI SO LOW 58
N1BCL ADD SO HIGH 256
N1GB ESS SO LOW 108
N1SP CHI SO LOW 340
N1XSS WNS SO HIGH 178
W1JXN CHI SO LOW 522
W1NVT CHI HOST HIGH 1903
W1SFR RUT SO QRP 163
W1ZU CHI SO LOW 102
W4YFJ CHI SO HIGH 332
 

Outside Vermont Logs

CALL LOC CLASS POWERQSOs
AD2KA NY SO LOW 4
AD3Y/KP4PR SO LOW 2
AG6AY CA SO LOW 1
AK2S NJ SO HIGH 4
AI6DO CA SO LOW 2
AI4DB TN SO LOW 15
AH6AX MD SO LOW 14
AF0E CO SO LOW 9
AF5OI AR SO LOW 4
K0HNC KS SO LOW 20
K1AUS MT SO HIGH 1
K1MAZ MA SO LOW 3
K2KIB NJ SO LOW 6
K3YP OH SO LOW 9
K4BAI GA SO HIGH 3
K4GM VA SO LOW 4
K4VBM GA SO LOW 8
K6PGH CA SO LOW 8
K7MKL MN MO LOW 3
KB6NU MI SO LOW 6
KC9YL WI SO LOW 5
KB9FPY IL SO LOW 16
KD5ILA AR SO LOW 21
KF5QFJ VA SO LOW 9
KF5TXU TX SO LOW 5
KG5GMN TX SO QRP 5
KN4Y FL SO LOW 3
KS4X TN SO LOW 24
KU9V IN SO LOW 2
LY7W LY SO LOW 10
N0DOW MN SO LOW 11
N0ZTO CO SO LOW 2
N3TWN PA SO LOW 13
N6ENO CA SO LOW 2
N7DXT MT SO HIGH 3
N5WY MO SO LOW 5
N8OT OH SO LOW 21
N9NBC WI SO LOW 13
N9VPV IL SO LOW 9
N9WL NM SO LOW 3
NA2X NY SO LOW 24
NB1N MA SO LOW 1
NC9W KY SO LOW 12
NS8O OH SO LOW 4
NW5Q TX SO LOW 11
SE5L SM SO HIGH 1
SM7CI SM SO LOW 7
VA3GKO ON SO LOW 3
VE3CX ON SO LOW 4
VE3DTI ON SO QRP 6
VO1RCH NF SO LOW 14
W0BH KS SO LOW 4
W1END NH SO LOW 4
W2UDT NJ SO HIGH 7
W4JUU TN SO LOW 5
W4SNF/VE3ON MO LOW 6
W4UT TN SO QRP 23
W7KAM MO SO LOW 17
W8DE MI SO LOW 1
W8KNO OH SO LOW 6
WB8WKQ MI SO LOW 16
WY9U TX SO LOW 12
WZ4ZZ TX SO LOW 4



The 58th Vermont QSO Party will take place during the first full weekend of February 2016. It will begin at 0000 UTC Saturday and will end at 2400 UTC Sunday.

In local time, this corresponds to a start time of 7:00 PM EST FRIDAY night February 5th and an end time of 7PM SUNDAY night February 7thd.

The VERMONT QSO PARTY provides the opportunity for Amateur Radio Operators to contact and exchange QSO information with Vermont Amateur Radio operators. All licensed amateur radio operators are invited to participate. Stations outside Vermont work Vermont stations. Stations within Vermont work everyone.

The discussion below is a summary of the QSO Party. Please download The Official 2016 Vermont QSO Party Rules for specific rules.

CATEGORIES

There are two categories in the VERMONT QSO PARTY: Single Op or Multi Op. Club stations would typically be in the Multi Op category unless there is only one operator.

EXCHANGE

Vermont stations send signal report and county. U.S. and Canada stations send signal report and state or province. DX stations send signal report.

SCORING

Points
Stations can be worked on multiple bands and multiple modes.

Multipliers
Multipliers count ONLY ONCE PER MODE. Multipliers can consist of:

Vermont stations can use all of the above for multipliers.
Stations outside Vermont can only count Vermont Counties and Vermont Club Stations.

Club Station Multipliers
Only approved Vermont Club Stations will count as multipliers. A club operation must inform the QSO Party Chairman no later than one week before the contest. A club operation must commit to operating at least 5 hours duing the event. Stations using their own call sign may not then use a club call sign to give out a multiplier. Valid club multipliers for 2016: W1NVT W1JXN.

Power Multiplier
High Power over 150w x 1.0
Low Power over 5w, under 150w x 1.5
QRP under 5w x 2.0

Final Score is QSO Points times multipliers times power multiplier.

SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES AND TIMES

Phone: 80-15 meters: the first 25 kHz of the General portion of each band, 1850-1875 KHz, 28.400-28.425 MHz.

CW: 25-50 kHz from the bottom edge of each band.

VHF: 50.13 MHz SSB, 144.2 MHz SSB, 146.55 MHz FM.

Vermont activity hours have been scheduled to allow Vermont stations to find each other (recently updated):

REPORTING

  1. E-Mail. Submit your contest log via e-mail to ranv@sover.net no later than March 7, 2016. Contest log must be in Cabrillo Format! Most contest software will produce this for you. We recommend the N1MM software, as this is strongly supported.
  2. Contest Software. You are resposible for submitting an accurate log in proper Cabrillo format. The log must be in chronological order, from earliest QSO to latest QSO. The log MUST show your category (SINGLE, MULTI) and power (HIGH, LOW, QRP).
    Any software which automatically looks up call sign addresses is NOT to be used and any logs submitted in this format are not acceptable (Ham Radio Deluxe and N3FJP are examples of programs which have this feature - make sure you turn this feature off!). Participants are expected to COPY ALL pertinent contest exchange information! If you have questions or issues with contest software, contact the Contest Manager at the above address, BEFORE the QSO Party.
  3. Postal Mail. We strongly, strongly encourage all participants to submit logs electronically!! However, paper contest will be accepted via postal mail to: Vermont QSO Party, PO Box 9392, South Burlington, VT 05403-9392. PAPER LOGS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 20 TO BE CONSIDERED. When submitting paper logs, please include summary sheet and dupe sheets

AWARDS

OTHER CONTESTS

Several other contests run concurrently with the Vermont QSO Party to maximize your QSO's and fun, please be ready to give the exchanges necessary in these other contests too!
CONTEST DAY/TIMES/HRS(UTC) THEIR REPORT YOUR REPORT RULES
Minnesota QSO Party (MnQP) Sat 1400 -
Sat 2400 (10)
Name and MN County Name and Your State http://www.w0aa.org/index.php/rules
BC QSO Party Sat 1600 -
Sun 0400 (12)
RST and BC Electorial District RST and Your State http://www.orcadxcc.org/bcqp_rules.html
NA CW Sprint Sun 0000 -
Sun 0400 (4)
Your Call, Their Call, S/N, Name, State (CW ONLY) Their Call, Your Call, S/N, Name, State (CW ONLY)http://ncjweb.com/north-american-sprint/
10-10 QSO Party Sat 0000 -
Sun 2400 (48)
Name, 10-10# (or 0), State (10M ONLY) Name, 10-10# (or 0), State (10M ONLY) http://www.ten-ten.org
Black Sea Contest (BSCC) Sat 1200 -
Sun 1200 (24)
RST and ITU Zone or Club Name RST and ITU Zonehttp://bscc.ucoz.ru/index/rules_black_sea_cup_international_eng/0-21

OTHER INFORMATION

Check back at this site for information regarding planned operations, schedules and last minute changes. Contact the QSO Party Manager if you have questions about the rules.

Official 2016 Vermont QSO Party Rules


CANADIAN PROVINCES AND TERRITORIES

AB Alberta VE6
BC British Columbia VE7
MB Manitoba VE4
NB New Brunswick VE1,9
NL Newfoundland-Labrador VO1,2
NS Nova Scotia VE1
NT Northwest Territories VE8
NU Nunavut VY
ON Ontario VE3
PE Prince Edward Island VY2
QC Quebec VE2
SK Saskatchewan VE5
YT Yukon VY1


VERMONT COUNTIES

ADD ADDISON
BEN BENNINGTON
CAL CALEDONIA
CHI CHITTENDEN
ESS ESSEX
FRA FRANKLIN
GRA GRAND ISLE
LAM LAMOILLE
ORA ORANGE
ORL ORLEANS
RUT RUTLAND
WAS WASHINGTON
WNH WINDHAM
WNS WINDSOR



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