2014 TPQSO Party — The Results!

The 2014 Results Are In – N6TP Just Typed in the Last Log Summary!

One advantage in doing the results for 2014 in January 2015, it gives us the chance to reflect on what transpired during the previous year. 2014 was no exception to the rule that our Telephone Pioneer group responded to the opportunity to get on the air and renew those old friendships. Though distance may separate us we still feel that we know the friends that we have met over the years.

The results show that participation was up, that reversed a trend that had occurred over the previous few years. We even picked some new operators that were able to join the fun.

There were discussions among the Telephone Pioneer QSO Party steering committee on how we may increase participation. In my opinion, I have never been too fussy about whether an operator was indeed a card carrying member of the pioneer organizations. The eligibility requirements have changed over the years, so it very difficult to say who is actually a pioneer. If the pioneer spirit is there then that qualifies them as far as I am concerned.

The scores were very interesting. The total point spread was very close among almost all of the entries. W4BXI John was first with a leading score in the phone category and high scorer overall. VE5AAD Chas led out Canadian friends. There were 28 chapters who submitted logs; with the Golden Gate Chapter leading the group followed the South Chapter.

I want to thank everyone who participated and especially all those who over the years have supported the Telephone Pioneer QSO Party. They served as sounding board to various suggestions on how to improve the event. A special thanks to Jim W4AXO for his fine logging program. There were many who submitted their logs using Jim’s program. It made my job easier!

73 Jim N6TP

Operator Soapbox

CALLCOMMENTS
AE4TQI AM AN EMPLOYEE OF AT&T MOBILITY. WITH ALMOST 12 YEARS SERVICE OF NET CREDITED SERVICE. FUN CONTEST PROPAGATION CONDX ON 10/19/14 SFI=160, SN=39 A=14 ,K =2
K0OHBOPERATED FROM THE MOBILE WHILE CAMPED AT CLEARWATER LAKE IN SOUTHWEST MISSOURI.
K0SFVI ALWAYS ENJOY TH TP QSO PARTY. A BIG THANK YOU TO JIM N6TP FOR ALL HIS WORK FOR THE TPQSO AND A BIG THANK YOU JIM W4AXO FOR HIS CUSTOM LOGGING PROGRAM.
K4HFHAD MORE TIME FOR THE "FUN" THIS YEAR.
K7NNBETTER PROPAGATION THIS YEAR FOR THE HIGHER BANDS
KA7LSORRY TO HAVE BEEN ONLY ABLE TO PARTICIPATE THE FIRST DAY AS SUNDAY TIMES INTERFERED WITH CHURCH TIME.
KB0BHLOTS OF FUN, GOOD ACTIVITY AND BANDS WERE IN GOOD SHAPE.
KB0JITENJOYED OPERATING AND CONTACTING SAME OLD FRIENDS. SORRY TO HEAR SO FEW PIONEERS ON THE AIR. STILL WAS ENJOYABLE QSO PARTY.
KC0MALWAYS GOOD TO HEAR OLD FRIENDS. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE NEXT YEAR.
N4OLNCW WAS NOT GOOD. A MUST HAVE BEEN ON PHONE. BANDS WERE NOT GOOD TO THE EAST
NO1RFAMILY COMMITMENTS LIMITED MY PARTICIPATION. I REALLY ENJOYED THE SATURDAY NITE SSB NET GET TOGETHER OF PIONEERS ON 75 METER PHONE.
VE3SPFENJOYABLE AS ALWAYS
VE4BGHAD A BLAST! LOOKS LIKE I WAS A RARE STATION. DID NOT HEAR OR WORK MANY CANADIAN PIONEERS.
VE7NANTHANKS FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK. WOW 10 METERS WAS OPEN TILL LATE,
W0NFLEVERY YEAR THERE IS FEWER PIONEERS. I WISH WE COULD COUNT EVERYONE THAT CALLS US WHICH WOULD MAKE IT MORE FUN.
W0SLCQ ILLINOIS CONTEST WAS ON THE FREQUNCY RANGE WE USED ON SUNDAY.
W4BXIBIG THANKS TO N6TP AND ALL WHO GOT ON THE AIR.
W6PAPJUST AFTER WIFES MAJOR SURGERY SO ONLY TWO CONTACTS. HOPEFULLY MORE NEXT YEAR.
W6SHF10 THRU 20 METERS WERE GREAT. LITTLE ACTIVITY ON 80 OR 40 SSB.
W7DAJA LOT OF OTHER CONTESTS/QSO PARTIES/SPECIAL EVENTS TO CONTEND WITH. NEVER THE LESS IT WAS FUN. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO JIM!
WA0GRMTRY TO HAVE THE CORRECT FORMS NEXT YEAR.
WA5KGWHAVE NOT DONE THIS SINCE 1970S. IT WAS FUN. MY CQ WAS ALSO ANSWERED BY NON-TPS BUT I HAD WORKED FOR NYT BACK IN 1960S (AS A SWITCHMAN, 5XBAR) BEFORE BEING SENT VIETNAM.
WF9VGREAT JOB SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Individual Scores

CALLNAMESCHAPTERCW QSOSCW ChaptersCW PointsPH QSOsPH ChaptersPH PointsTOTAL
Totals30117133701,2456522564329,013
W4BXIJOHN DRUMSOUTH3114434762720522,486
N6TPJIM MUITERGOLDEN GATE3516560702718902,450
KB0BHLARRY WHITESOUTH000652818201,820
WA4PTZTIM SAVAGETENNESSEE177119592917111,830
W4AXOJIM ROEBUCKALABAMA3014420572212541,674
KC0MLARRY BURCHETTTHEODORE GARRY1711187572111971,384
N4ACHH. C. MORGANMID-ATLANTIC000552312651,265
K4HFCHUCK LITTLEWOODNORTH CAROLINA1812216542714581,674
AF6FDICK SCHEPLERDE ANZA000542614041,404
WS6KBILL SCHROEDERGOLDEN GATE000542211881,188
WF9VBOB MARCHESIILLINOIS11888452410801,168
W6SHFBOB BEEBEGOLDEN GATE000452310351,035
KE4IDJACK BRYANTMISSISSIPPI2244016640644
K7NNDON BIRCHARIZONA4283923897905
W6GWBGEORGE BESLEYGOLDEN BEAR0003824912912
W6GPMJIM MCWHORTERGOLDEN BEAR2091803520700880
VE4BGBORIS KOHUTMTS PIONEERS0003418612612
VE7NANAL NICHOLBRITISH COLUMBIA0002917493493
K0OHBWAYNE ASHWELLMISSOURI0002816448448
VE5AADCHAS ZSOKASASKATCHEWAN29164642515375839
VE3SPFDOUG BANNARDMAPLE LEAF PROVINCIAL0002315345345
WA5KGWJOHN LUBESOUTH TEXAS20112202215330550
AE4TQEDDIE THOMPSONGEORGIA0002212264264
K0SFVLARRY CANNONKANSAS1112115315316
W0SLROY WELCHMISSOURI0002013260260
W0NFLJAMES GRAHAMIOWA87561912228284
W3CRZBOB CARTWRIGHTCROSSROADS OUTLOOK1111716272273
K0CCULEE WEITZELIOWA0001710170170
VE9MAWARREN MACKKNIGHTNEW BRUNSWICK0001613208208
KK7IBGEORGE WITTEARIZONA0001511165165
KA7LDON WEBBVERIZON WEST000139117117
W7DAJALLEN JAMESONMISSISSIPPI22411999103
NO1RSTEVE CAPOGNANORTH CAROLINA1088010770150
KB0JITPAUL SIPESIOWA0001010100100
N9AGWRUSSELL LUNDGUARDTHEODORE VAIL0001099090
WA0GRMLESTER LOOKKANSAS000976363
KD2RGROBERT JOOSTPAUMONK000774949
N9BPKCHARLES SARKISIANMISSOURI000742828
W0HFCJOHN BOSTELMANNMISSOURI000621212
N0AWCROBERT ZOHNERMISSOURI0004288
W2DTPAL POSBERGHH. G. MCCULLEY DWST000441616
W6PAPMAYNARD WRIGHTGOLDEN BEAR0002122
K2QXWBRUCE MCLEODPENN NEW JERSEY OUTLOOK138104111105
WA8MWACAROLYN DAVIDSONCROSSROADS OUTLOOK138104000104
K0HQWTORT ISAACSONTHEODORE GARRY1177700077
K2HPVHERB SCHULERH. G. MCCULLEY DWST764200042
N4OLNGARY LINDEMANSOUTH1110001

Canadian Scores

CALLNAMESCHAPTERCW QSOSCW ChaptersCW PointsPH QSOsPH ChaptersPh PointsTotal Points
VE5AADCHAS ZSOKASASKATCHEWAN29164642515375839
VE4BGBORIS KOHUTMTS PIONEERS0003418612612
VE7NANAL NICHOLBRITISH COLUMBIA0002917493493
VE3SPFDOUG BANNARDMAPLE LEAF PROVINCIAL0002315345345
VE9MAWARREN MACKKNIGHTNEW BRUNSWICK0001613208208

Chapter Scores

CHAPTERTOTAL
Total29,013
GOLDEN GATE4673
SOUTH4307
TENNESSEE1830
NORTH CAROLINA1824
GOLDEN BEAR1794
ALABAMA1674
THEODORE GARRY1461
DE ANZA1404
MID-ATLANTIC1265
ILLINOIS1168
ARIZONA1070
SASKATCHEWAN839
MISSOURI756
MISSISSIPPI747
MTS PIONEERS612
IOWA554
SOUTH TEXAS550
BRITISH COLUMBIA493
KANSAS379
CROSSROADS OUTLOOK377
MAPLE LEAF PROVINCIAL345
GEORGIA264
NEW BRUNSWICK208
VERIZON WEST117
PENN NEW JERSEY OUTLOOK105
THEODORE VAIL90
H. G. MCCULLEY DWST58
PAUMONK49