2017 Michigan QSO Party

Club Competition

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In-State

Club Name

Score

Entries
Bay Area DXers 126,603 2
Thumb Area Contesters 111,968 2
Michigan State University Amateur Radio Club 110,570 3

 

The number of Michigan clubs in the Club Competition were down slightly this year, however there were still 17 Michigan Clubs (not including MRRC) participating.  It was great to see the clubs turn out in 2017 despite the conflict with Easter, and it is interesting to note some smaller Michigan clubs stepped to take the top three spots.

The winning club this year was the Bay Area DXers, with a score of 229,447 points.  This club has appeared in the club competition several times, but this is their first appearance in the top scores box.  The foundation of their score was the #1 SOHP score from NA8V.

It was a similar story for the second place Michigan club, the Thumb Area Contesters, with a score of 111,968 points, less than 15K behind the Bay Area DXers.  TAC is another club who has appeared in the club competition but the first time that they've made it into the top scores box.   Led by WB8WKQ's winning Michigan SOLP score, TAC managed to squeeze past the MSU ARC to grab second spot by 1,498 points.

Finishing in third place amount Michigan club was the aforementioned Michigan State University ARC, with a score of 100,570 points.  Like the #1 and #2 Michigan clubs, the MSU ARC has appeared in the club competition numerous times, but it's their first time in the top scores box.  Led by their iconic club station W8SH with the #3 Michigan multi-operator, multi-transmitter score in their best MiQP performance thus far, they we joined by two additional (presumably alumni?) scores for their third place total.

Some entrants were wonder about the list of club names which appears on the web page where logs are submitted.  This list exists primarily to help MiQP officials interpret the often cryptic club names, acronyms or abbreviations that people sometimes put in their log entry.  If your club name doesn't appear on the list, simply choose "N/A" and the club name in your log file will be used to credit your club with the points from your score.  The committee has tried to make the list as complete as possible, but we can't know every club name throughout the entire state.  To get your club name added to the list, simply send a request via e-mail to miqp@miqp.org or k8cc@comcast.net and we'll get your club's name quickly added to the list.

Out-Of-State

Club Name

Score

Entries

Yankee Clipper Contest Club

41,106

5

Kentucky Contest Group

18,347

5

DFW Contest Group

8,274

2

Similar to the Michigan Club Competition, the number of out-of-state club scores dropped slightly in 2017 to 12 clubs.  Two of the top three out-of-state clubs are different from last year, including the winning club.

High score among out-of-state clubs in 2016 belongs to the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, with 41,108 points.  YCCC is certainly no stranger to the club competition and the top scores box, however this is the first time they have finished #1.  The foundation of their winning score was the #! non-Michigan East Region single-operator score from K1RO, but this was supported by four other entries.  As a result, YCCC won the non-Michigan club competition by a substantial margin..

Moving up from third place in 2016, in second place we find the Kentucky Contest Group with 18,347 points from five entries.  The top entry from KCG was the #2 Eastern Region non-Michigan single-operator, K4WW.  But KCG had four other logs was supporting the K4WW score.

After finishing eighth in 2016, a relatively new club, the DFW Contest Group found their way into third place with 8,274 points from only two entries.  Their two entries came from experienced contesters with familiar callsigns: K5GA and WA8ZBT.  Let us hope that this group will continue it's interest in MiQP, as Texas is a good location to work Michigan stations, particularly on 20M during the day and 40M after dark.

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