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2018 FD Score & Analysis

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The 2018 Field Day results are official -- CLICK HERE for the official ARRL webpage listing.  or CLICK HERE for a comma-delimited (.CSV) file you can open with Microsoft Excel.

 

Overall Field Day numbers:

  • 35,264 Participants
  • 2,903 Entries (plus 22 checklog entries)
  • 501,223 CW QSOs
  • 56,532 Digital QSOs
  • 622,351 SSB QSOs
  • 1,180,106 Total QSOs

 

OCAPA total score was 4,282 with 825 total QSOs:

  • 573 CW QSOs
  • 83 Digital QSOs
  • 169 SSB QSOs
  • 1,320 Bonus points
  • 45 Participants

 

There's a few ways to look at the results:

  • 72nd in the US in category 3A (3 transmitters operating as a club)
  • 4th place overall in Oklahoma (29 clubs)
    • 1,056 points more to tie for 3rd (K5PX; Boomer Contest Club)
    • 2,290 points more to tie for 2nd (K5EOK; Edmond ARS)
    • 3,958 points more to tie first (K5CM; Muskogee ARC)
  • Oklahoma Comparison
    • 3rd place for CW with 573 QSOs -- (1,528 K5CM; 1,272 K5PX)
    • 3rd place for digital with 83 QSOs -- (126 K5CM; 94 KT5DIG Tulsa Digital RC)
    • 6th place for SSB with 169 QSOs -- (867 K5EOK; 500 AD5VM; 417 K5CM; 247 W5NOR [SCARS]; 197 N5PC Kay County ARC)
  • 3rd place in Oklahoma in Bonus Points
    • Our 1,320 points compared to K5EOK at 1,950; AJ5Q (Altus Area ARA) had 1,350
  • 3rd place in Oklahoma in Participants
    • Our 45 participants compared to K5EOK at 94, and W5NOR at 50

 

Other things I noticed:

  • First place K5CM ran 2 transmitters
  • Second place K5EOK ran 7 transmitters
  • Third place K5PX ran 1 transmitter, and was CW only
  • 16 of the 29 entrants had ZERO digital mode points
  • 14 of the 29 entrants had ZERO CW points
  • 8 of the 29 entrants had under 200 SSB QSOs
  • 13 of the 29 entrants had under 100 total QSOs

 

How does that compare with the year prior?  Good question.

We also placed 4th in Oklahoma in 2017 with 5,346 points.   However, 2017 was much closer -- only 64 points to tie K5PX for 3rd (again running CW only); and only 178 to tie K5EOK for 2nd.  K5CM blew everyone away with 12,274 in score.

 

What was different for us between 2018 and 2017?

  • Total QSOs down vs. 2017 -- 825 vs. 1,114
  • CW QSOs down vs. 2017 - 573 vs. 685 (-112)
  • Digital QSOs down vs. 2017 - 83 vs. 134 (-51)
  • SSB QSOs down vs. 2017 - 169 vs. 295 (-126)
  • Bonus points down vs. 2017 - 1,320 vs. 1,480 (-160)
  • Number of participants down vs. 2017 - 45 vs. 50 (-5)
  • 2018 saw us operating at Rose State College for the first time, after operating at Lake Overholser for several years. 

 

Does anybody have the debrief notes from 2018 that we can post? 

 

Edited by NQ5M
Added overall FD info from QST magazine

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One reson for lower points was due to several hours of disconnected antennas due to nasty storms.   Doug

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