2010 Michigan QSO Party

Emergency Operation Center Stations

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Call

Cty

QSOs Mults Score

 Club

W8OAK

OAKL

519

157

104,248

 Oakland County ARPSC

K8UNS

WAYN

428

140

97,300

 Livonia ARC

K8OSE

OSCE

143

71

10,153

 OSCEOLA County EOC

Leading the charge in the EOC category, and repeating their win from 2009 was W8OAK, the team at the Oakland County ARPSC.  This group had ten operators, and ran low power and were able to operate the entire contest period this year after losing the first two hours to setup in 2009.  Their band breakdowns were 263/178/78 with 28% on CW which was good enough to collect 38% of their mults. Their best rate was 71 QSOs in the 22Z hour, and they worked 53 different Michigan counties while running low power.

Close on W8OAK's heels was the second place EOC station: the team at K8UNS from the Livonia ARC in Wayne County activating their EOC for the second time in MiQP.  This team's band breakdowns were 229/178/21, with 63% on CW. They had an excellent balance of multipliers with 73 on CW and 67 on phone.  K8UNS ran high power and their best hour was 23Z with 57 QSOs.  They operated the entire contest period, and worked 51 different MI counties.

The third place EOC score came from K8OSE, the Big Rapids Area ARC in Osceola County.  This group made all of their QSOs on phone, and the majority (90%) on 75M.  This gave them great coverage within the state, and they worked 57 different Michigan counties.  They ran low power and were active for 11:18 of the contest period.

The graph above shows the progress made by each of the top three EOC stations as the contest ran on.  W8OAK and K8UNS ran similar rates for the first half of the contest, but W8OAK was a little better in the second half, perhaps because they spent more time on phone while K8UNS spent more time on CW.  K8OSE, by choosing to focus primarily on a single band-mode (75M phone) had slower, but steady rates throughout the contest.

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