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British Columbia QSO Party   2018   Feb 3   Claimed Score

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Call: VA7ODX
Operator(s): VA7BEC VA7KO
Station: VA7ODX

Class: Multi-OpMixed HP
Operating Time (hrs): 20
Location: In State/Province

Summary:   Compare Scores
BandCW QsPh QsDig QsCW MultsPh MultsDig Mults
Total:17666257909350Total Score525,648


Club: Orca DX and Contest Club

Comments:     [email]     2018-02-06 08:41:21
A common complaint among CW operators is that BCQP essentially ends when NA Sprint CW starts. The solution, they say, is to change the date of BCQP. But changing the date to accommodate one mode in the last four hours of the event seems an overboard response so for 2018, we introduced a second block of operating time -- eight hours on Sunday, following the usual 12 hours on Saturday. It appears this was well received. That said, conditions were dreadful. QRN on low bands. QSB on high bands. And whether this caused potential participants to give up or whether they simply weren't heard, who can say until I start analyzing the results. I will say, though, that there were a number of VE7/VA7s that were not heard in the Lower Mainland -- that is, in and around the Metro Vancouver area -- but were heard in other parts of BC and, of course, the U.S. Location, location, location. From the sponsor station, QSOs beyond North America were few and far between. More on CW and RTTY than on PH, but definitely not as many as in past years. I wasn't sure how Sunday operation would go but from the sponsor station PH chair, at least, the pileups were fabulously wonderful. Qs with stations all across Canada and the U.S., with a the occasional DX. Lots of fun. So even when CONDX is horrible and it seems like the bands are closed, there are Qs to be made. We extend our sincerest thanks to everyone who participated in BCQP 2018 and to everyone who helped others participate. See you next year, Feb 2-3, 2019. 73, Rebecca VA7BEC, BCQP Contest Coordinator, PH op. Koji VA7KO, CW/RTTY op.