2013 Michigan QSO Party

Emergency Operation Center Stations

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QSOs Mults Score







 Oakland County ARPSC






 Livonia Amateur Radio Club







Once again, it was W8OAK, the team at the Oakland County ARPSC leading the charge amongst Emergency Operation Center stations.  In 2013, their final score of 409,734 is a new record for EOC stations.  This group had seven operators, ran low power with five stations (2 each CW/phone and one spare floater).  Their breakdowns were 226/645/376/17/8 with 62% on phone. Their best rate was 204 QSOs in the first hour, with five more hours over 100 QSOs apiece. The group worked 133 different multiplier entities along with 77 different Michigan counties while running low power.

In second place for the third straight year was the team at K8UNS from the Livonia ARC in Wayne County activating their EOC for the fourth time in MiQP.  This team's band breakdowns were 125/303/84/1, with 59% on CW. Their 2013 score was up about 9% with most of the improvement coming on 20M.  They had a close balance of multipliers with 76 on CW and 73 on phone.  K8UNS ran low power with two rigs and their best hour was 18Z with 74 QSOs.  Operating the entire contest period, K8UNS worked 101 different multipliers including 55 different Michigan counties.

The third place EOC station was KD8POD, the Gratiot County EOC, making their first showing in the MiQP.  This group made all of their QSOs on phone, and the majority (95%) on 40M.  They worked 102 unique multiplier entities including 61 different Michigan counties.  This group ran low power with one rig and were active for 11:01 of the contest period.  Their best hour of the contest was 18Z when they made 53 QSOs.

The graph above shows the progress made by each of the top three EOC stations as the contest ran on.  W8OAK with their five stations took the early lead and never looked back.  K8UNS ran remarkably steady rates for the entire contest.  KD8POD was neck-and-neck with K8UNS for the first four hours, but then 'POD was QRT for part of the 20Z hour and 'UNS slowly pulled away.

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