2018 Michigan QSO Party

Mobile Stations

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We only had two mobile entries this year; one in each category.  We're not sure the reason for this, but it sure makes scoring easier:

Mobile Multi Operator

Call

Ctys

QSOs Mults Score

Operators

 Club

K8IR/m

23

711

89

124,244

 K8IR, KG9GH  Menominee & Marinette ARC

The one and only mobile/multi-operator entry in 2017 came from the team who won the category last year, and that was K8IR/m, operated by Jim Callow, K8IR and Eric Janssen, KG9GH, with a score of 124,244 points.  Their route appears to be similar to 2017, started out in PRES and covered 23 counties across the northern and central portions of the Lower Peninsula before crossing back over the Mackinac Bridge to the UP and finishing in MENO.  The K8IR/m team had band breakdowns of 273/381/57/0/0 with 96% of their QSOs on CW and a best rate of 84 QSOs during the next-to-last hour of the contest.  Their log shows 11:58 of operating time, and they worked 34 different Michigan counties and 44 non-Michigan geographic entities while making 45 band or mode changes during the contest.

With only one mobile entry, the above graph might not seem very interesting without multiple scores to compare.  However, it does show how the K8IR/m team got off to a perhaps slow start, but maintained consistently good rates the rest of the way.

 

Mobile Single Operator

Call

Ctys

QSOs Mults Score

 

 Club

W8UE/m

13

267

55

28,820

   

Like K8IR/m in the multi-op mobile category, solo-op mobile stalwart Ted Marlin, W8UE/m pretty much had the class to himself this weekend...  But Ted accomplished a lot; handing out a lot of well-appreciated QSOs, providing new county or band multipliers.

W8UE/m activated thirteen different Michigan counties, looping across the lower portion of the lower peninsula. Ted had band breakdowns of 2/244/21/0/0 with 96% on CW.  His best rate was 39 QSOs in the 21z hour.  His log shows 11:07 of operating time with 22 band or mode changes.  Surprisingly, while he worked 48 unique multipliers, only five were Michigan counties.

 

As with the mobile multi-operator graph, there's perhaps not a lot to learn from a single entry.  However, we can see that Ted did a good job of keeping his rates up (not an easy task for a mobile single-op who has to do everyting.

 

Mobile Check Logs

Call

Ctys

QSOs Mults Score

 

 Club

NE9U/m

5

250

80

38,480

   Alabama Contest Group
KK9K/m

3

108

46

9,522

   Alabama Contest Group

These two mobile logs have been categorized as check logs at their request.

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