Results of the 2018 Telephone Pioneer QSO Party

(Antique Radio Photo)

“A Real Pioneering Radio”

The 2018 Telephone Pioneer QSO Party reflected ourĀ  new schedule and mode of operation. In 2016 we moved off the weekend schedule to avoid other operating events such as he various state QSO parties. The third Monday in October presented us with a unique opportunity to operate in relatively quiet bands. Conditions were only fair considering that we were on the downward slope of the Sunspot Cycle 24.

However as always we persisted in making many enjoyable contacts with otherĀ  Telephone Pioneers plus non pioneers as well. The bonus points for working non-pioneers and spreading the word about Pioneering showed up in the scores.

The final score equaled the QSO and chapter totals — i.e. Digital, CW and Phone QSOs added together, multiplied by the Digital, CW and Phone Chapters added together. Then we tightened up the spread in the suggested frequencies.

The general consensus was the changes continue to be better particulaly getting away from the weekend QRM.

73 Jim N6TP

CALLNAMESCHAPTERBonusFinal Total
AG7KOSCOTT SLATERWASHINGTON01463
W4BXIJOHN DRUMSOUTH100900
N6TPJIM MUITERGOLDEN GATE0432
KB0BHLARRY WHITESOUTH20200
KB0LWTLARRY ANDRUSSOUTHERN STATES NEW OUTLOOK0152
K0OHBWAYNE ASHWELLMISSOURI10122
W4AXOJIM ROEBUCKALABAMA98
K0HQWTORT ISSACSONTHEODORE GARY1040
WA5MLFJOHN KRUPSKYLOUISIANA030
KB0JITPAUL SIPESIOWA020
W7DEBDENNIS BRADFORDVERIZON WEST06
VA6SJAJOHN ALLENSASKATCHEWAN04
AC0WZDAN SCHAPERMISSOURI01
K0SFVLARRY CANNONKANSAS01