2018 Michigan QSO Party

Emergency Operation Center Stations

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QSOs Mults Score







 Livonia Amateur Radio Club













With a score of 45,562 points, the Livonia ARC team at the Wayne County EOC K8UNS continues their string of EOC category wins at five in 2018.  With nine operators this time, they ran high power with two stations.  Their breakdowns this time were 124/152/33/0/0 with 65% on phone. After a slow start, the had their best rate in the 21Z hour with 41 QSOs. The group worked 76 different multiplier entities along with 39 different Michigan counties.  They operated the entire contest.

Jumping in to grab second place with 1,904 points was W8K, the Keweenaw County Repeater Association.  With eight operators, they operated 7:42 of the contest period, running high power with band breakdowns of 24/44/0/0/0; making all of their QSOs on phone.  W8K worked 28 unique multiplier entities including 24 different Michigan counties.  Their best hour of the contest was 00Z when he made 12 QSOs on 75M phone. W8K went QRT at 0203Z.

Swapping positions with W8K in 2017 was AG8CU, the EOC from Allegan County, activating their EOC and scoring 1,044 points.  Their had six operators with band breakdowns of 24/12/0/0/0 with all of their QSOs on phone.  They worked 29 unique multiplier entities, of which 20 were different Michigan counties.  This group ran high power but was only active for 3:48 of the contest period before going QRT at 2253.  Their best hour of the contest at 22Z when they made 13 QSOs

The graph above shows the progress made by each of the top three EOC stations as the contest ran on.  K8UNS and W8K were only four QSOs apart at the end of the 18Z hour, but then K8UNS found their grove and pulled away, running steady rates through the end of the contest.  After 18Z, W8K and AG8CU ran pretty much neck-and-neck the rest of the way before first AG8CU, the W8K went QRT.

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