2011 Michigan QSO Party

Emergency Operation Center Stations

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QSOs Mults Score







 Oakland County ARPSC






 Livonia ARC






 Shiawassee ARA

Once again, it was W8OAK, the team at the Oakland County ARPSC leading the charge amongst Emergency Operation Center stations.  This group had nine operators, ran three rigs (2 phone, 1 CW) and were able to (almost) operate the entire contest period this year but lost an hour to logging computer downtime midway through.  Their breakdowns were 165/630/188/5/11 with 35% on CW which was good enough to collect 41% of their mults. Their best rate was 123 QSOs in the 18Z hour, and they worked 70 different Michigan counties while running low power.

Reprising their second place EOC finish from 2010 was the team at K8UNS from the Livonia ARC in Wayne County activating their EOC for the third time in MiQP.  This team's band breakdowns were 131/381/75/1/1, with 62% on CW. They had an perfect balance of multipliers with 80 on CW and 80 on phone.  K8UNS ran low power and like W8OAK their best hour was 18Z with657 QSOs.  They operated the entire contest period, and worked 59 different MI counties.

The third place EOC score came from W8QQQ, the Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association.  This group made all of their QSOs on phone, and the majority (59%) on 40M.  They worked 77 unique multipliers and 51 different Michigan counties.  W8QQQ ran low power and were active for 11:39 of the contest period, and had their best hour on the contest at 21Z when they made 51 QSOs.

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 two hours of the contest, but W8OAK pulled away after that, perhaps because of their advantage of a third rig.  W8QQQ, with a single rig, had slower, but steady rates throughout the contest.

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