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Idaho QSO Party 2016 Recap

The Idaho QSO Party is now eleven years old!  We certainly appreciate the logs submitted by a total of 106 stations this year (up a bit from last year).  From cross-checking, we detected that a total of 51 stations located in Idaho were participants (25 sent in their logs).  This year there was at least one station participating from 34 of the 44 Idaho Counties.   Thanks to the stations in 28 US States, 3 Canadian Provinces, and 4  DX entities who submitted logs.  As in most operating events, there were a huge number of stations who participated but didnt submit logs (the we will give him a QSO so he gets credit in his log idea).

You are encouraged to submit your QSOs to ARRLs Logbook Of The World (LoTW).

This year we are listing our Idaho stations who operated truly mobile as a grouping,
and also recognizing those stations who could be classified in an expedition status
(setting up outside antennas and a camp, similar to the American Field Day).  Additionally, this year we had a request from two Idaho stations (located in two Counties) who wanted to operate under their Club Station Call Sign, using a feature of the N1MM+ software to link their logs via internet (similar to a multi-multi station during American Field Day).  Since we did not have existing rules for a station of this type, they are listed as an Experimental station this year.  A rules update will be undertaken to include this type of station arrangement prior to the 2017 Idaho QSO Party.  We did have several stations who visited Idaho during the Idaho QSO Party, specifically to operate as Idaho stations.  Bravo!  Please come again next year!

We tracked how long it takes stations to send in their logs, and found that 97 percent of
logs were received within the first 14 days after the event period. Thanks to all who submitted logs in electronic format!

A final comment on logging: We process all submitted logs by hand, counting your QSOs and Multipliers, then calculating a total score.  In most cases, our Calculated Score was equal to the Claimed Score.  A few participants sent their logs using the template for the QSO party from another state or organization.  We were able to use the data from those logs, but our Calculated Score was not equal to the Claimed Score because the math was not the same as that used in the other event.  While scoring is an important parameter, its important for all to remember that this was a Party, not a Contest.  Every participant is huge to us, no matter if his score was large or small.

Thanks to all who attended our party this year, we thoroughly enjoyed having you stop by! And youre invited to attend again next year beginning 11 MAR 2017 at 1900Z (put us on your save-the-date calendar).

73 to you, from all of us at the Idaho QSO Party!

Ed AI7H

 

 

                   
  Idaho QSO Party 2016   Scores for Idaho Stations
                   
                   
  Experimental Station        
  Call Total Score Total Mults QSO's QSO - Mult Category Counties Activated + Operators
  SSB CW DIGI
  KA1DS 32130 85 334   22 378 SSB-MultiOp-Hi ADA, TWN. Ops: KE7II, W7ZCU
                   
                   
  Home Stations (19 Stations Reporting)  
  Call Total Score Total Mults QSO's QSO - Score Category Counties Activated + Operators
  SSB CW DIGI
  N7PI 101280 80 1266     1266 SSB-MultiOp-High BAN. Ops: KIP, K7ETE, WB7VKE, ND7O, KO7P
  KA7T 54240 96 117 224   565 Mixed-SingleOp-High ADA
  KTO/7 53580 95 360 102   564 Mixed-SingleOp-High BNV
  KG7YUV 48238 89 336 103   542 Mixed-SingleOp-High VAL
  W7ZRC 47823 57 303 268   839 Mixed-SingleOp-Lo ADA
  N7UVH 24080 56     215 430 DIGI-SingleOp-Lo KOO
  N7ESU 16468 46     179 358 DIGI-SingleOp-Lo KOO
  AI7H 10008 36   139   278 CW-SingleOp-Lo KOO
  N7BRB 8658 37     117 234 DIGI-SingleOp-Lo KOO
  N7QM 7708 41 188     188 SSB-SingleOp-Lo BNV
  N7MOT 4788 36 133     133 SSB-SingleOp-Lo KOO
  KB7QFE 3395 35 97     97 SSB-SingleOp-High GEM
  N7TMS 468 13     18 36 DIGI-SingleOp-Lo JEF
  WB7CYO 416 13 2   15 32 Mixed-SingleOp-QRP TWI
  K7EFZ 330 15 22     22 SSB-SingleOp-QRP BIN
  NB7C 186 6 31     31 SSB-SingleOp-Lo PAY
  WWN 96 6   8   16 CW-SingleOp-QRP BAN
  KA7ICF 72 6 12     12 SSB-SingleOp-Lo TWI
  KBNHW 63 3 21     21 SSB-SingleOp-Lo BOU
                   
                   
  Mobile or Rover Stations (3 Stations Reporting)  
  Call Total Score Total Mults QSO's QSO - Score Category Counties Activated + Operators
  SSB CW DIGI
  WW7D/M 594687 501 253 467   1187 Mixed-SingleOp-Lo ADA,BAN,BIN,BLA,BNV,BOI,BUT,CAM,
CAN,CAS,CLA,ELM,FRE,
GEM,GOO,JEF,JER,LEM,LIN,MAD,MIN,
OWY,PAY,POW,TET,TWI,WAS
 
  NF7T 1914 33 58     58 SSB-SingleOp-Lo ADA, CAN, ELM, GEM, OWY, PAY
  K7MVA 276 12 23     23 SSB-MultiOp-Lo BLA, CAM, GOO, JER, LIN
                   
                   
  Expedition Stations (3 Stations Reporting)  
  Call Total Score Total Mults QSO's QSO - Score Category Counties Activated + Operators
  SSB CW DIGI
  WF7L 4550 35 130     130 SSB-SingleOp-Lo LEW
  K7SI 3384 36 20 14 23 94 Mixed-MultiOp-Lo OWY. Ops: W7RLS, NO6Z, KD7HGS,
WB7VEQ, KD5ODQ
  AB7HP 180 10 18     18 SSB-MultiOp-High ADA. Ops: WV7I, K7MYU, KD7VZW,
KG7FVO, KD7KKC, KF7URH
                   

 

 

                     
  Idaho QSO Party 2016 Scores for Stations Located Outside of Idaho
                     
                     
  High Power (13 Stations Reporting)        
  Call Loc Total Score Mults QSO Count QSO Score Power All Logs were "Single Op" Category
  PH CW  DIGI
  DK2OY DX-DL 396 12 5 14   33 HIGH Mixed CW/SSB
  NS8O OH 198 11 8 5   18 HIGH Mixed CW/SSB
  DL3DXX DX-DL 198 9   11   22 HIGH CW
  NA2NY NY 128 8 16     16 HIGH SSB
  N2BNP NJ 84 7 12     12 HIGH SSB
  NU1O MA 75 5 5 2   15 HIGH Mixed CW/SSB
  WA5ZKL TX 60 6 10     10 HIGH SSB
  SM6BZV DX-SM 60 6 4 2 1 10 HIGH Mixed/All
  N8BJQ OH 56 4   7   14 HIGH CW
  NDOW MN 54 6 9     9 HIGH SSB
  K4BAI GA 45 5 3 3   9 HIGH Mixed CW/SSB
  RV1CC DX-RU 32 4   4   8 HIGH CW
  K9NW OH 24 3   4   8 HIGH CW
                     
                     
  Low Power, Multi-Operator (1 Station Reporting)    
  Call Location Total Score Mults QSO Count QSO Score Power Operators
  PH CW  DIGI
  K8BF OH 40 5 8     8 LO W8PT, WB8LCD, KD8ZXD, KD8ZSH, KB8TUY, KA8TOA, N8WLE, N8QE, KB8UUZ, KB8CLH, WA6CF, KB8AMZ
                     
                     
  Low Power, Single Operator  (59 Stations Reporting)    
  Call Location Total Score Mults QSO Count QSO Score Power  
  PH CW  DIGI
  NA2X NY 2436 28 15 36   87 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  KS5A AZ 1764 28 21 21   63 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  N4VA VA 1625 25 19 23   65 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  KII MO 1456 26 16 20   56 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  KM4FO KY 900 18   23 2 50 LO Mixed DIG/CW
  W1DWA MA 646 17 2 18   38 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  NWM MO 598 13   23   46 LO CW
  VA3ATT ON 572 13   22   44 LO CW
  KHNC KS 476 14 10 12   34 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  W7GF OR 408 12   17   34 LO CW
  W1END NH 176 8   11   22 LO CW
  VA3GKO ON 220 11 20     20 LO SSB
  KA7EII UT 165 11 15     15 LO SSB
  K4WLG KY 119 7 17     17 LO SSB
  KJPL MO 105 7 1 7   15 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  NM5WB NM 99 9 11     11 LO SSB
  AH6AX MD 84 7 4 4   12 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  W7GKF WA 70 7 6 2   10 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  KS4X TN 60 6 6 2   10 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  K4VBM GA 60 6 10     10 LO SSB
  W4ZPR VA 60 5   6   12 LO CW
  W8JPF OH 56 4   7   14 LO CW
  NM9O WI 56 7 6 1   8 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  KCJRW NE 55 5 9   1 11 LO CW
  N8FYL MI 54 6 7 1   9 LO Mixed CW/SSB
  KJ4KKD TN 48 6 8     8 LO SSB
  N9TC WI 42 6 7     7 LO SSB
  WN4APF SC 36 3   6   12 LO CW
  NW5Q TX 35 5 7     7 LO SSB
  VA7GAP BC 25 5 5     5 LO SSB
  AA8GP OH 24 2 2     6 LO Mixed DIG/SSB
  W6NF MN 24 3   3 1 8 LO Mixed DIG/CW
  KD2HEK NY 24 3     4 8 LO DIG
  K7ZYV MS 24 3   4   8 LO CW
  VE2GT QC 24 3 8     8 LO SSB
  N9VPV IL 20 4 5     5 LO SSB
  N9WL NM 20 4 5     5 LO SSB
  WA7CC UT 18 3   3   6 LO CW
  WC7Q WA 18 3   3   6 LO CW
  KDMQO MO 16 4 4     4 LO SSB
  K2AL NJ 12 2     3 6 LO DIG
  W1TO MA 12 2   3   6 LO CW
  K3EEZ MD 10 2 1   2 5 LO Mixed DIG/SSB
  KC2GWB NJ 9 3 3     3 LO SSB
  WZ6ZZ CA 9 3 3     3 LO SSB
  K7JKM OR 9 3 3     3 LO SSB
  W7JSD AZ 8 2     2 4 LO DIG
  KJ4TOZ VA 6 2 3     3 LO SSB
  KT4LS GA 6 2 3     3 LO SSB
  KF3EB PA 6 7 1 2   13 LO Mixed ALL
  KD2IRA/P VA 4 2 2     2 LO SSB-Portable
  AF5VO TX 4 2 2     2 LO SSB-Portable
  KD2BME NY 4 2 2     2 LO SSB
  K7ULS UT 2 1   1   1 LO CW
  PA3ARM DX-PA 2 1   1   2 LO CW
  K9GDF WI 2 1   1   2 LO CW
  K7CW WA 2 1   1   2 LO CW
  KC2RZZ NY 2 1   1   2 LO CW
  KX5U TX 1 1 1     1 LO SSB
                     
                     
  QRP (7 Stations Reporting)            
  Call Location Total Score Mults QSO Count QSO Score Power All Logs Were "Single Op" Category
  PH CW  DIGI
  N4SSD TN 462 11   21   42 QRP CW
  KN4Y FL 288 9   16   32 QRP CW
  WBIWG ND 54 6 9     9 QRP SSB
  KG5GMN TX 54 6 9     9 QRP SSB
  K2SQS NJ 24 3   4   8 QRP CW
  W6TDX OR 18 3   3   6 QRP CW
  K3TW FL 2 1   1   2 QRP CW
                     
                     

 

 

IDQP 2016 Soapbox

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I was happy to participate in the IDQP again this year. 
Im not a big contester, but love the size and scope of this
contest.  Its a lot of fun!  I worked QRP CW and enjoyed
working some of the same guys from last year.  I may have
been able to work a few more but went to church Sunday
morning.  Thanks again for a great QSO party!    Fred, N4SSD 

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It was nice to have 2 other digi contest to help.  Was a
challenge to get the software (Mixw) configured.  Last 45 mins
10 meters opened up to help with multi.  Was able to increase
my score from last year only by 2000 points.  
Rained most the weekend.  Good time to contest.   Pat, N7UVH

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Thanks.  Came home Sunday afternoon just time for a few Qs.  73,  Jerry, SM6BZV 

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Poor band conditions.  Not many stations heard, just have 265-foot inverted V. 
Heard KA1DS/TWI on 15 but he did not hear me.  John, NA2NY 

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Really enjoyed working stations from my home state of Idaho.  Operated for
about 4.5 hours on 40M SSB.  Radio: Yaesu FT-100, power out 90 watts. 
Antenna: Butternut HF9V ground mounted vertical.  This is my first time using
a logging program.  Hope my Cabrillo log works OK. 
Thank you for the fun!  73, Rocky, KA7EII 

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I had a great time despite the poor band conditions and the fact I couldn't get 20 meters
to tune for me.  I wish I had paid for the full N3FPJ program earlier.  By the time they got
the password to me the contest was over.  The first time is the toughest and this was my first solo
contest even though I had been a ham for almost 38 years.  I have done several field day's,
but competing solo puts more pressure on.  Representing Idaho and Payette County was fun, 
I look forward to this event next year and with this year's experience under my belt, I should
be more successful and have more fun doing it.  Thanks for your work in promoting Idaho
QSO Party and all the hams out there that made this a pleasure.  73 de Carl Sorensen, NB7C

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Attached is my log for the 2016 Idaho Qso party. I had tough time hearing Idaho. Thanks for putting it on.  Bob, KC0JRW

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THANKS had fun agn this year... de N7BRB

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Please find my log attached.  I was disappointed by the small number of
Idaho phone stations participating.  It was a really slow and boring contest on phone.  73, Mack, WA5ZKL

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Good Day! Thanks for putting on the ID QSO Party!  My log is attached.  73! Larry, AH6AX

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That's to N7PI for his patients.  I got two and that was great.  For 35W!  Bill, KD2BME

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Thanks to KARS's for sponsoring the QSO party.  Special thanks to WW7D for the
great mobile trip! Good activity from everyone. 73!  Bob, NA2X

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Antenna is rain gutter and downspout. Rich, K9GDF

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I think my new home made loop antenna really
helped get more contacts, along with my home made
dipole antenna! Enjoyed my 1st IDQP Contest! 73, Bob K4VBM

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Hope to participate a bit more next year. 73, Al, K2AL

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Just a few QSOs, propagation not good.  73, Dietmar, DL3DXX

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I activated Lewis County.  Thanks for the fun contest.  73, Justin WF7L

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Planned to operate 2 hours but got carried away and operated almost 6 hours.   Made about
twice as many QSO's as I had in 2011.  Mostly called CQ.  Was pleasantly surprised on
Sunday morning to get a lot of calls from Europe.  73, Tod K0TO/7

 

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We have participated in the Idaho QSO Party for about 5 years and thoroughly enjoy it. Why?
It is the first chance we have to camp out as a group. You know the routine camp trailers, camp fire,
pot luck dinner, etc. And we erect our GP Small Army tent and work from there, It is dry camping so
you know the fun we have.  Anyway, thanks for putting on the Party. 73 for K7SI, John, KD7HGS

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I use Xlog on Linux for my logging. Xlog doesn't have a Cabrillo
template for this contest. Hence, I'm developing my own converter
from Xlog file to Cabrillo. Any (polite)feedback on the format
of the file would be appreciated. 73, Rick KF3EB

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N7PI, Pocatello ARC
the following contesters,  assembled at KIP's house, the contest started
Saturday at 12 noon local time, we had  2 stations on the air,
K7ETE (Don)  and myself KIP (John)  got the ball rolling,
propagation was good on Saturday,  ND7O (Rhett) arrived at about 1 Pm
and at one point Rhett said the loggers statistics indicated we were running
about 600 Q's an hour,   HEY, a short burst for a few minutes.
it probably helped  running full legal Power and a BIG mono-band antenna on 20 meters,   TH7DXX on 15&10
KO7P (Jim)  & WB7VKE (Dick) came over and operated, W7EKG (Paul) came over for moral support  !

Sunday was a real disappointment. Propagation was BAD, I did get the "worked all Greece"  (SV) on 15 meters,  
11 of them but considering I don't hear SV stations all that often,  it was a bunch,,   Italy (I)  too... 17 of them,  
we had a spot skip into southern Italy and Greece for several hours.  We got most of the DX on Saturday,  working
stations in Croatia, Argentina, Bahamas, Chile, Germany, Spain, Ireland, France, Italy, Moldavia, Japan,
Svalbard Island, Argentina, Finland, Czech Republic , Belgium, Holland, Brazil,  European & Asiatic Russia,
Slovenia, Sweden, Poland, Greece, Ukraine, Mexico, Canary Islands,

the DX called us, nice to be on the other side of the pile up .
two new  PARC Tech's  showed up to watch and listen.
and  the BEER was good too !
final report all states except Hi, Wy, Mt,  and 1266 QSO's !