Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2016 Vermont QSO Party another success!
In the Vermont competition, certificates will go out to the top 5 single op finishers. In addition, all Vermont stations making over 100 QSO’s will also get a certificate.
In the Outside Vermont competition, the “grand prize” for the 2016 Vermont QSO Party is a souvenir 3.4 oz jug of genuine Vermont Maple Syrup which goes to the top 3 Outside Vermont Single Op finishers who are within the U.S. You guys worked hard for those contacts and we recognize you with a product which is uniquely Vermont. If you’ve never had Maple Syrup before, it is very sweet and very concentrated, so a little goes a long way! Here in Vermont it is the breakfast topping of choice on pancakes, waffles or jacked deer steak (!?). Enjoy!
Certificates will also go out to the top 5 Single Op stations outside Vermont and stations outside Vermont
working 10 or more QSO’s.
In the Vermont competition, Rob AB1NJ moves to the top spot, after a third place finish last year. He used excellent runs on both phone and RTTY, coupled with low power to run up a score of 251,865. With good DX runs on both modes, he ran up a leading total of 145 multipliers.
Bob KB1FRW repeats his performance in second place with a phone-only score of 155,445. He had the highest QSO total of anyone and the highest number of phone multipliers as well.
Zach K1ZK once again piloted his W1JXN club station, but this time almost doubling his last year score. He was a triple threat on phone, CW and digital, running up a score of 131,931 while making an attempt to grab second. He logged a leading 9 Vermont counties on phone.
Joe K1VMT announced that he would forsake phone and only run CW and digital in this contest. With a score of 124,080, he almost grabbed 2nd place! He ran high power this time, which means a lower multiplier. If he made the same number of contacts and multpliers using low power, he would easily be in second place! His RTTY total of 360 QSO's and 72 multipliers was insane!
Rounding out the top five is Randy N1SP, who was also a triple threat on phone, CW and digital, running up a score of 85,278.
Steve W1SFR repeats his sixth place finish from last years with another all-QRP performance of 44,336. In fact he had the highest CW score of anyone.
Places 7-13 were all very tight - ranging from 7000-16000. A change in a few multipliers means a jump of several places. We had to check these scores several times because they were so tight!
Vermont QSO Party Results: Outside Vermont Scores