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Re: Topband: Speculating via Stew posted scores

To: James Rodenkirch <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Speculating via Stew posted scores
From: Tim Shoppa <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:27:36 -0500
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There are many different factors at play way beyond the antenna system.
First and foremost, K5GO is QRP so he gets an automatic 3x multiplier for
all his QSO's. I don't know N9FT's category.

Beyond power category, a station in a densely populated area will get an
awful lot of 1-pointers and 2-pointers, even working local stations that
can't load their bedsprings on 160M. A station that is in a remote area but
within easy low-power reach of one or even better two population centers
can get fewer QSO's but most of them are 3-, 4-, and 5- pointers (and he
may get a 1.5 multiplier on every Q if he was low power himself or a 3x
multiplier if he was QRP.)

Even in contests without distance multipliers and with section+DXCC
multipliers, there is an advantage to being in low-power reach of multiple
domestic population centers. For example US midwest rules the ARRL DX low
power category.

Tim N3QE

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 5:56 AM, James Rodenkirch <>

>  Is there a way via Stew results to measure the concentration of Qs...
> with relation to the distance of the Q?
> For example, looking over the scores posed at the 3830 web site one finds
> N9FT's QSOs to point ratio is 3 pts. while K5GO has a ratio of 8.1.
> On the surface, one would draw the conclusion.. that K5GOs Qs were farther
> away, suggesting an antenna system geared to lower elevation of radiation
> while N9FT's antenna may favor shorter hauls?
> Also, propagation and local noise enter into the discussion as
> well....and, can't discount more QRP Qs for K5GO, perhaps.
> My QRP friend, WC7S, and I consider all of this one of the joys of working
> the can draw/speculate loose conclusions from the scores...
> sorta. Then one goes to to see f the stations of interest list
> equipment and antennas and them MORE speculation crops up ---- all of this
> should be undertaken during happy hour!
> 72 to all, Jim Rodenkirch  K9JWV
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