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Idaho QSO Party 2016 Recap
The Idaho QSO Party is now eleven years old! We certainly appreciate the logs submitted by a total of 106 stations this year (up a bit from last year). From cross-checking, we detected that a total of 51 stations located in Idaho were participants (25 sent in their logs). This year there was at least one station participating from 34 of the 44 Idaho Counties. Thanks to the stations in 28 US States, 3 Canadian Provinces, and 4 DX entities who submitted logs. As in most operating events, there were a huge number of stations who participated but didn’t submit logs (the “we will give him a QSO so he gets credit in his log” idea).
You are encouraged to submit your QSO’s to ARRL’s “Logbook Of The World” (LoTW).
This year we are listing our Idaho stations who operated “truly
mobile” as a grouping,
We tracked how long it takes stations to send in their logs, and
found that 97 percent of
A final comment on logging: We process all submitted logs “by hand”, counting your QSO’s and Multipliers, then calculating a total score. In most cases, our Calculated Score was equal to the Claimed Score. A few participants sent their logs using the template for the QSO party from another state or organization. We were able to use the data from those logs, but our Calculated Score was not equal to the Claimed Score because the math was not the same as that used in the other event. While “scoring” is an important parameter, it’s important for all to remember that this was a Party, not a Contest. Every participant is “huge” to us, no matter if his score was large or small.
Thanks to all who attended our party this year, we thoroughly enjoyed having you stop by! And you’re invited to attend again next year beginning 11 MAR 2017 at 1900Z (put us on your save-the-date calendar).
73 to you, from all of us at the Idaho QSO Party!
IDQP 2016 Soapbox…
I was happy to participate in the IDQP again this year.
I’m not a big contester, but love the size and scope of this
contest. It’s a lot of fun! I worked QRP CW and enjoyed
working some of the same guys from last year. I may have
been able to work a few more but went to church Sunday
morning. Thanks again for a great QSO party! Fred, N4SSD
It was nice to have 2 other digi contest to help. Was a
challenge to get the software (Mixw) configured. Last 45 mins
10 meters opened up to help with multi. Was able to increase
my score from last year only by 2000 points.
Rained most the weekend. Good time to contest. Pat, N7UVH
Thanks. Came home Sunday afternoon – just time for a few Q’s. 73, Jerry, SM6BZV
Poor band conditions. Not many stations heard, just have 265-foot inverted V.
Heard KA1DS/TWI on 15 but he did not hear me. John, NA2NY
Really enjoyed working stations from my home state of Idaho. Operated for
about 4.5 hours on 40M SSB. Radio: Yaesu FT-100, power out 90 watts.
Antenna: Butternut HF9V ground mounted vertical. This is my first time using
a logging program. Hope my Cabrillo log works OK.
Thank you for the fun! 73, Rocky, KA7EII
I had a great time despite the poor band conditions and the fact I couldn't get 20 meters
to tune for me. I wish I had paid for the full N3FPJ program earlier. By the time they got
the password to me the contest was over. The first time is the toughest and this was my first solo
contest even though I had been a ham for almost 38 years. I have done several field day's,
but competing solo puts more pressure on. Representing Idaho and Payette County was fun,
I look forward to this event next year and with this year's experience under my belt, I should
be more successful and have more fun doing it. Thanks for your work in promoting Idaho
QSO Party and all the hams out there that made this a pleasure. 73 de Carl Sorensen, NB7C
Attached is my log for the 2016 Idaho Qso party. I had tough time hearing Idaho. Thanks for putting it on. Bob, KC0JRW
THANKS had fun agn this year... de N7BRB
Please find my log attached. I was disappointed by the small number of
Idaho phone stations participating. It was a really slow and boring contest on phone. 73, Mack, WA5ZKL
Good Day! Thanks for putting on the ID QSO Party! My log is attached. 73! Larry, AH6AX
That's to N7PI for his patients. I got two and that was great. For 35W! Bill, KD2BME
Thanks to KARS's for sponsoring the QSO party. Special thanks to WW7D for the
great mobile trip! Good activity from everyone. 73! Bob, NA2X
Antenna is rain gutter and downspout. Rich, K9GDF
I think my new home made loop antenna really
helped get more contacts, along with my home made
dipole antenna! Enjoyed my 1st IDQP Contest! 73, Bob K4VBM
Hope to participate a bit more next year. 73, Al, K2AL
Just a few QSOs, propagation not good. 73, Dietmar, DL3DXX
I activated Lewis County. Thanks for the fun contest. 73, Justin WF7L
Planned to operate 2 hours but got carried away and operated almost 6 hours. Made about
twice as many QSO's as I had in 2011. Mostly called CQ. Was pleasantly surprised on
Sunday morning to get a lot of calls from Europe. 73, Tod K0TO/7
We have participated in the Idaho QSO Party for about 5 years and thoroughly enjoy it. Why?
It is the first chance we have to camp out as a group. You know the routine – camp trailers, camp fire,
pot luck dinner, etc. And we erect our GP Small Army tent and work from there, It is dry camping so
you know the fun we have. Anyway, thanks for putting on the Party. 73 for K7SI, John, KD7HGS
I use Xlog on Linux for my logging. Xlog doesn't have a Cabrillo
template for this contest. Hence, I'm developing my own converter
from Xlog file to Cabrillo. Any (polite)feedback on the format
of the file would be appreciated. 73, Rick KF3EB