Inflated Field Day scores

Dave_Hoaglin_at_CAM1 at Dave_Hoaglin_at_CAM1 at
Wed Jun 28 20:30:18 EDT 1995

Several postings have calculated Field Day scores by using 4 points
for each CW QSO and 2 points for each SSB QSO (and then applying a
power mutliplier of 2).  The rules say 2 points per CW contact and 1
point per phone contact.  It seems that someone's software already
factors the power multiplier into the number of points that it shows
for QSOs.

When it comes to Field Day scores, we have to live with "small is
beautiful" (compared to, say, scores in CQWW)!

Dave, K8JLF    dave_hoaglin at

>From Steve Bolia N8BJQ <sdb at>  Thu Jun 29 02:09:25 1995
From: Steve Bolia N8BJQ <sdb at> (Steve Bolia N8BJQ)
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 21:09:25 -0400
Subject: fd score
Message-ID: <Pine.3.89.9506282139.A18695-0100000 at>

N9AG   1A  (N9AG, WB8ENR, WB8GEX, W9UI, NR8Z, N8BJQ & W8OK (his 50th 
consecutive fD)

band	CW	SSB
160	0	0
80	177	141
40	632	431
20	43	50
15	0	0
10	0	0
6	2	47
2	3	47
pkt	3
sat	17	12

	877	728  = 1605 Q's

Score with bonus pts = 5834

Operation from the Union Literary Institute (just across the border from 
Long OH)

We ate well, had fun, and worked on our tans.

Steve, N8BJQ

>From n2ic at (LondonSM)  Wed Jun 28 23:32:31 1995
From: n2ic at (LondonSM) (LondonSM)
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 16:32:31 -0600
Subject: N2IC FD 1A
Message-ID: <9506281632.ZM2975 at>

                         ARRL FIELD DAY -- 1995

      Call: N2IC(/0)                 QTH: Milliken, CO
                                     Category: 1A


      160        0       0             0       0
       80       65     260            19      38
      80N        0       0             0       0
       40      282    1128            91     182
      40N        0       0             0       0
       20      457    1828           288     576
       15      286    1144           125     250
      15N        0       0             0       0
       10        0       0           150     300
      10N        0       0             0       0
        6        0       0             0       0
        2        0       0            12      24
      222        0       0             0       0
      432        0       0             0       0
      1.2        0       0             0       0
      SAT        0       0             1       2
      PKT        1       4             0       0

              1091            +       686     =    1777 Total QSO

(4364 CW QSO PTS + 1372 SSB QSO PTS) X 2 POWER MULTIPLIER + 1010 BONUS = 6,746

Operator List: N2IC, AA0NC, KB0EBH, WA3TLF, AA0QS, N0LHW

Equipment Description: TS-940S, IC-737, CushCraft A-4 @ 40 feet, 2 el 40 meter
wire beam @ 40 feet, 80 meter Zepp @ 60 feet

Club Affiliation: No. Colo. Crazy Contesters

>From wrt at (Bill Turner  W7LZP)  Thu Jun 29 03:08:52 1995
From: wrt at (Bill Turner  W7LZP) (Bill Turner  W7LZP)
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 1995 02:08:52 +0000
Subject: W0AIH FD Results
Message-ID: <199506290209.AA05982 at>

At 08:37 AM 6/28/95 CDT, w9sz at wrote:
>Not to mention the thrill of getting pileups with 100 watts and low 
>dipoles, and having the likes of NP4Z, KL7Y calling YOU!
>					Zack W9SZ
Plus of course, the never-to-be-forgotten thrill of W1AW answering my CQ,
but both being class D, zero points...   :-(

73, Bill  W7LZP
wrt at

>From aa0ob at (greg fields)  Thu Jun 29 03:16:00 1995
From: aa0ob at (greg fields) (greg fields)
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 95 21:16 CDT
Subject: W0AIH FD Category
Message-ID: <m0sR9A3-0001dIC at>

Sorry, I left our category out of my posting for W0AIH. We were class 6E.
Transmitters used were Icom 765's and Yaesu 1000D's. Yeah, being in the 
little air conditioned building where most of the transmitters were wasn't
quite like the Field Days of past. But, the 20 meter position is in a old
WWII radio hut. It wasn't air conditioned so, it was like ruffing it, hi!
Yup, 100 plus hours in the air conditioning just didn't seem like Field


Greg AA0OB

>From LBMQ58B at (DOUG KLEIN)  Thu Jun 29 01:37:11 1995
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 20:37:11 EDT
Subject: FD Score (And IFDC score) W8TK 1b-2ops
Message-ID: <013.08095253.LBMQ58B at>

-- [ From: Doug Klein * EMC.Ver #2.10P ] --

                         ARRL FIELD DAY -- 1995

      Call: W8TK                     Section : OH (Delaware County) (nr
                                     Category: 1B - 2 Ops.  (Multi
                                                             for IFDC)

      160        0       0             0       0
       80      453    1812             0       0
      80N        0       0             0       0
       40      462    1848             0       0
      40N        0       0             0       0
       20      463    1852             0       0
       15        9      36             0       0
      15N        0       0             0       0
       10        0       0             0       0
      10N        0       0             0       0
        6        0       0             0       0
        2        8      32            31      62
      222        0       0             0       0
      432        0       0             0       0
      1.2        0       0             0       0
      SAT        3      12             1       2
      PKT       17      68             0       0

              1415            +        32     =    1447 Total QSO

Operator List: _W8TK & WD8AUB____________________
Equipment Description:
FT-1000; double extended zepp for 40, tuned on 80 and 15.  Dipoles on 
20 and 10 at 25'.  NO BEAMS!  WHO NEEDS THEM! Solar power for the
power bonus.  


Best conditions can remember on 80 meters.  And, 20 was great, too. 
First time 
we ever have worked out most number of qsos on 20 meters.  This score
was 400 
points better than our best ever in 1993.  

This is a multi-single entry in the Internet Field Day Competition.  24
of "expert" operator time if you can classify either Tom or me as an

5,724 raw qso points before bonuses X 74 Sections = 423,576.


>From ronklein at (Ron Klein)  Thu Jun 29 04:51:44 1995
From: ronklein at (Ron Klein) (Ron Klein)
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 20:51:44 -0700
Subject: Lightning....yawn
Message-ID: <199506290351.UAA06459 at>

Paul, W4/G4BKI said...

>Sorry. After all the traffic on lightning I thought I would
>put in my two-penny worth......

>Personally, I have never been pursuaded by the argument that you
>should ground ANYTHING for lightning protection. Why attach a nice
>healthy fat ground to a tower to ATTRACT the lightning? This
i>sn't lightning protection - this is lightning ATTRACTION!

>See the case of the guy who had his tower hit every time a storm
>came by.....  saving his nieghbours from being hit!!!!!!!!!

>For this reason, I consider anybody who spends time and money
>on all this PolyPhaser garbage as wasting their time and money....

The reason for grounding the tower is not to ATTRACT, but to cause a 
discharge of the potential that is induced by certain storm conditions - 
BEFORE it reaches breakdown potential and creates what is call 

It has been observed to work on my own installation. Arcs occur going UP 
from the tower to the clouds. Thus, the potential never becomes great 
enough to breakdown causing a lightning bolt.

I spent some time professionally on development of a transportable metal
complex which contained sensitive electronic equipment. Lightning was a 
big issue and a significant system requirement from the Customer's point 
of view.

The several experts engaged by the customer all had some variations in 
their detailed views, but the consensus was that the ground system and 
lightning rods were the proper approach for the reasons described above.

If you look at the large number of broadcast towers, and other objects, 
you will note that they generally are protected with well-grounded 
lightning rod systems. Rarely do they take a hit.... that verifies the 
theory from my point of view.

Ron Klein - W0OSK
ronklein at

>From becker at (Tony and Celia Becker)  Thu Jun 29 01:56:03 1995
From: becker at (Tony and Celia Becker) (Tony and Celia Becker)
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 20:56:03 -0400
Subject: Internet Field Day Challenge (was Inflated Field Day scores)
Message-ID: <199506290358.UAA05173 at nova>

Someone wrote:
>When it comes to Field Day scores, we have to live with "small is
>beautiful" (compared to, say, scores in CQWW)!

Ah, but not if you make your entry in the Internet Field Day Challenge,
where you get to MULTIPLY your score by the number of sections worked!  

Its all legal, and you may win a nice certificate, or even one of the
Plaques for first place in Multi-Single and Multi-Multi.  If you were in
Class A or B with only 1 or 2 transmitters, you automatically qualify.  If
you had more than 2 transmitters you still qualify unless the extra operator
hours needed to operate the extra transmitters were performed by Experts.

This is your mid week reminder to get your entry in by Sunday's deadline
and, in case you misplaced it, a repost of the Rules.

INTERNET FIELD DAY CHALLENGE (IFDC)   IFDC is a new, separate contest within
the ARRL FD event for expert contesters who either mentor new contesters or
just show them how it's done.  You can join in your local clubs existing
Field Day operation or go all out with your favorite multi-op buddies.  

SS-type multiplier scoring, no bonus points, and limited expert operator
time / entry categories make this a more challenging contest for the expert.
All other ARRL Field Day Rules apply.  You must submit a regular ARRL entry
in Class A or Class B including the 5W battery-powered option.  

No limit to the number of transmitters including Novice Stations nor any
limit on hours for New Operators.  Any number of Expert Operators (who have
won any major contest award) may operate one or two transmitters up to 27
hours (24 if you setup before the contest) each in increments of 15 minutes
minimum.  Enter as Multi-Single or Multi-Two respectively.  Time used by
experts coaching or assisting (not-operating) does not count.  

Packet spotting OK.  Work each station for scoring credit on each band/mode
but multipliers count once each only.  Multiply the regular ARRL Field Day
score, less any bonus points, by the IFDC multiplier which is the number of
ARRL and RAC sections plus NWT/Yukon worked.  A Clean Sweep is 77 sections,
for which there is a separate award.  E-mail a summary sheet, showing the
number of sections worked and separate lists of new operators and expert
operators, with expert operating times identified, number of transmitters
and their power levels, including any novice station to AE0M, Tony Becker,
becker at by midnight, PDT, Sunday, July 2, 1994.  Full rules
available at the same address.  

A summary of results will be posted on the internet cq-contest email
reflector and a full report will appear in the next issue of the National
Contest Journal.

A nifty plaque will be awarded to the top scorers in M/S and M/2 classes.
Certificates will be sent to the top-scoring group in each section. A
personalized souvenir broom and dustpan (about 6" x 8") will be sent to each
group reporting a clean sweep, subject to receiving $5 to cover costs by
U.S. mail with a copy of the summary sheet to Celia Becker, N0BBS, 3273 B
Rocky Water Lane, San Jose, CA 95148.  Allow 6 weeks for delivery.  

IFDC was developed in consultation with W6QHS and WN4KKN.
AE0M, Tony Becker - becker at - Silicon Valley, U.S.A.

>From kn5hose at (kn5hose)  Thu Jun 29 04:59:21 1995
From: kn5hose at (kn5hose) (kn5hose)
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 21:59:21 -0600 (MDT)
Message-ID: <199506290359.VAA29987 at>

> Im trying to send my wpx cw log to N8BJQ electronicaly but my mail program 
> says the file is to large to insert.
> Obviously my Netmanage Mail V3.11b is not powerfull enough.
> Is there another way to send this file to SDB at AG9V.AMPR.ORG ?
> I have full access to internet facilities...
If it helps, send it to me, maybe 1/2 at a time. Then N8BJQ can piece it
together. Or perhaps, send him 1/2 or 1/3 at a time. Good Luck and HURRY!
73 de Steve   KN5H

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