2018 VERMONT QSO PARTY

February 3-4, 2018

2017 Results

2016 Results

2015 Results

2014 Results

2013 Results

2012 Results





2018 Received Logs

As of Feb 19, 2018 02:35 UTC
  1. Check your information below
  2. If you are not listed, or if there is missing information, or if the information is not correct, or if the contact total has "NG" shown, contact party manager w1sj@arrl.net.
  3. Final results will be posted March 18.

Vermont Logs

CALLLOCCLASSQSOs
AA1SU CHI HIGH 627
AB1ZQ RUT LOW 1
K1ARR WAS LOW 14
K1IB MOB LOW 40
K1VMT LAM HIGH 1307
KB1FRW CHI LOW 774
KB1WXM CHI HIGH 205
KC1APK CHI LOW 37
N1GB ESS LOW 30
N1XSS WNS LOW 89
N5WVR WAS HIGH 121
W1ECH RUT LOW 30
W1FP CHI LOW 10
W1JXN CHI LOW 535
W1NVT CHI HOST 2456
W1SFR RUT LOW 251
W2HDI LAM HIGH 247
W4YFJ CHI HIGH 322
 

Outside Vermont Logs

CALLLOCCLASSQSOs
AA0LV KS LOW 5
AG6AG CA LOW 6
AG6V WA HIGH 18
AG7AA OR LOW 7
AI4DB TN LOW 4
AJ4LN VA LOW 1
CT7AIX CT LOW 3
DK8HE DL LOW 1
EA3ELZ EA HIGH 2
K0HNC KS LOW 10
K0JPL MO HIGH 8
K0OO MD HIGH 13
K0RJW MN LOW 6
K2AL NJ LOW 4
K2RYD NY HIGH 6
K3YP OH LOW 9
K4VBM GA LOW 2
K5LGX TX LOW 5
K5TMT TX LOW 1
K7ULS UT LOW 3
K7XE CA LOW 10
K8ZT OH QRP 16
K9CW IL LOW 7
K9GDF WI LOW 2
K9NW OH LOW 1
KA3PMW PA LOW 1
KA3UOL PA QRP 2
KA4TLC NC HIGH 8
KA9GDW IN LOW 6
KC8QDQ OH HIGH 9
KC9YL WI LOW 1
KD0JLE CO HIGH 5
KD2NXM NJ HIGH 7
KD4QMY GA LOW 6
KD5ILA AR LOW 5
KD7RUS WA LOW 2
KD8TNF OH HIGH 19
KE4YOG NC HIGH 12
KE8EAS OH LOW 7
KF3G PA LOW 4
KF8MG OH HIGH 4
KG2DWS NG!
KI4MZC GA QRP 5
KI7AAY WA LOW 3
KI7DG WA HIGH 3
KJ4KKD TN LOW 13
KJ4LQX FL LOW 3
KK4BZ VA LOW 10
KK4QIA GA LOW 8
KM4IAJ VA LOW 10
KN4Y FL LOW 6
KW4LY KY LOW 5
KX4FR TN LOW 13
N0KOE NC LOW 10
N0LBY MO LOW 4
N0SMX FL LOW 2
N0ZTO CO LOW 3
N1SOH MA LOW 2
N4ARO TN LOW 18
N4CW NC HIGH 2
N4EEV GA LOW 2
N4FA FL LOW 5
N4JBN TN LOW 11
N6HCN CA LOW 1
N6XDX CA HIGH 2
N7FLT MT LOW 7
N8FYL MI LOW 5
N8II WV LOW 26
N9NBC WI QRP 3
N9VPV IL LOW 3
NA2X NY LOW 9
NW5Q TX LOW 5
VA2MO QC LOW 5
VA3TTB ON HIGH 12
VA7ODX BC HIGH 4
VE2GT QC HIGH 1
VE3CRU ON LOW 4
VE3NBJ ON LOW 10
VE3PYJ ON LOW 1
VE6NS AB LOW 5
VE9ML NB LOW 11
VO1CRP NF LOW 1
VY2GF PE LOW 1
W0SEB SD LOW 8
W0YJT KS LOW 14
W2GDJ NY LOW 6
W2RR NY HIGH 8
W3JRD VA HIGH 5
W4CHI NC LOW 14
W4LID KY LOW 17
W4NBS AL LOW 5
W4SNF FL LOW 5
W4WLF MS LOW 8
W5TCB AR LOW 9
W6GMT MN LOW 6
W6SFI CA LOW 3
W7KAM MO LOW 10
W7CO OR LOW 2
W8KNO OH LOW 4
W9CTH IN HIGH 3
WA2JQZ CO LOW 8
WA2VYA TX HIGH 4
WA4JA NG!
WA9LEY IL LOW 13
WB2PJH NJ HIGH 3
WB6ETY CA LOW 2
WB8WKQ MI LOW 23
WB9HFK IL LOW 12
WI9P MN LOW 1
WN4AFP SC LOW 26
WO7V OR HIGH 2
WZ6ZZ CA LOW 3



The 60th Vermont QSO Party will take place during the first full weekend of February 2018. It will begin at 0000 UTC Saturday February 3 and will end at 2400 UTC Sunday February 4.

In local time, this corresponds to a start time of 7:00 PM EST FRIDAY night February 2nd and an end time of 7PM SUNDAY night February 4th.

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 2018 Vermont QSO Party Rules for specific rules.

NEW THIS YEAR!

The Vermont QSO Party will include and encourage operation on the WSJT digital modes of FT8, JT65 and others. However, these modes only encode the station's GRID SQUARE and not state, province or county. For these modes, special rules come into play:
  1. Vermont Stations using WSJT modes must encode their 3-character county into the exchange. If you cannot do this, then you cannot make contacts on these modes in the QSO Party.
  2. Vermont Stations using WSJT modes cannot claim any multiplier credit - only QSO credit.
  3. Non-Vermont Stations using WSJT modes will receive county information from Vermont stations and can claim Vermont county multiplier credit.
Again, these rules are specific only to the WSJT modes. Other digital modes (RTTY or PSK) are not changed.

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 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 2018: W1NVT, W1JXN, W1KOO.

Look for the club calls on the DX Cluster, as they will be indicating where they will operate. W1NVT will be primarily on 20 and 40 meters daytime and 80 and 160 meters nighttime. There will be some limited CW and FT8 activity. W1JXN tries to work all bands and all modes so keep an ear out for him.

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: 50.130 MHz SSB, 144.200 MHz SSB, 146.550 MHz FM.

USE OF SPOTTING NETWORKS

Participants in the Vermont QSO Party may use spotting networks to find activity or to announce activity. Self-spotting is limited to once per band change or one per hour. Please do not become a nuisance on the spotting networks!

VERMONT ACTIVITY HOURS

Vermont activity hours have been schedule to allow Vermont stations to find each other. Please check these frequencies, as it is rough to work each other on 20m days and 40m nights.

Sat 0000-0015Z Fri 7PM ET 3850 KHz
Sat 1800-1815Z Sat 1PM ET 7200 KHz
Sun 0000-0015Z Sat 7PM ET 3850 KHz
Sun 1800-1815Z Sun 1PM ET 7200 KHz
Sun 2345-0000Z Sun 6:45PM 3850 KHz

REPORTING

  1. E-Mail. Submit your contest log via e-mail to ranv@sover.net no later than March 4, 2018. 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 17 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 1600-0400
Sun 1600-2400 (20)
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 2018 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



January 16, 2018

Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont