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Re: Topband: Speculating via Stew posted scores

To: James Rodenkirch <>, topBand List <>
Subject: Re: Topband: Speculating via Stew posted scores
From: Tim Shoppa <>
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:29:45 -0500
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Oops, braino correction on the last sentence. I temporarily forgot that
there were bands and contests other than 160M :-). Last sentence should
read "ARRL 160 low power category".

On Mon, Dec 29, 2014 at 7:27 AM, Tim Shoppa <> wrote:

> 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 <>
> wrote:
>>  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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