The ARRL has posted the results from the 2013 Field Day, and WA4FC did well!
Officially, our station achieved a score of 3380 points, with 1373 QSOs.
How did that rank? Here’s some analysis:
ALL USA/CANADA: 466th of 2548 stations, #221 in QSO count.
ALL ARRL ROANOKE DIV: 46th of 202 stations, #28 in QSO count.
ALL VIRGINIA: 18th of 80 stations, #12 in QSO count.
ALL 2E STATIONS W/VE: 9th of 30 stations, FOURTH in QSO count.
What if we ran as a 2A station, one of the most popular station classes in the contest? There were 398 entrants in that category, and we would have ranked 63rd in QSO count. Our score would have been #102.
Clearly, we were a contender in terms of QSO count. There are things that we can do, to improve the overall score. This includes making more CW or digital contacts, making a satellite contact, copying the W1AW bulletins, sending NTS traffic, and more. If we get together again for 2014, we’ll work on taking advantage of more of those bonus points.
I am really proud of our result, and once again, I want to thank everyone who participated in the event, and to the trustees of WA4FC for letting us invade the shack for the weekend. I hope you had as much fun as I did.
I will repost this article in the forums. Please go there, and share your comments and experiences.