- W9RE | 61 Qs | 40 Mults | 2,440 Points [SMC].
- N4OGW | 51 Qs | 38 Mults | 1,938 Points [ACG].
- K8MM | 47 Qs | 37 Mults | 1,739 Points [Thumb Area Contester].
West of Mississippi Single Operator.
- N0KK | 45 Qs | 34 Mults | 1,530 Points [MWA].
- W0BH | 44 Qs | 32 Mults | 1,408 Points.
- KZ5D | 42 Qs | 30 Mults | 1,260 Points [CTDXCC].
NCCC Member (CA/NV) Single Operator.
- N6RO | 53 Qs | 34 Mults | 1,802 Points.
- K6VVA | 48 Qs | 31 Mults | 1,488 Points.
- N6ZFO | 46 Qs | 32 Mults | 1,472 Points.
The fastest 30-minutes in RadioSport completes another week of friendly competition as The Society of Midwest Contesters (SMC) wins top banner position.
I'm looking at the ratio of logged Qs against that of multipliers given W9RE's average of two Qs per minute as 1.52 multiplier(s) per contact whereas N6RO's average was 1.55 multiplier(s) per contact. Perhaps a question to ask of the data, "Is there an upper regional multiplier limit in relationship to band conditions?"
The results from last week suggested an influence of a gray line multiplier waterfall; upper limit 41 multipliers (east of Mississippi) and lower limit 25 (west coast) suggesting an average total of 33 multipliers per participant?
What would be N6RO's strategy given the availability of multipliers at an upper limit of 41 and a lower limit of 25 with an average of 33 multipliers per participant?
If upper reach is 41 multipliers from the east and upper reach is 34 from the west then increased regional participation on bands like 80m and/or 160m is an option after exceeding multiplier average and regional multiplier upper limit.
I'm working with Google documents to learn how-to scatter plot in the near future. Hypothetically, N6RO needed to log 73 Qs at an average rate of 1.21 per minute times a total of 34 multipliers subsequently an additional 20 Qs is the range when not accounting for any additional multipliers.
Congratulations Mike Wetzel, W9RE and The Society of Midwest Contesters on a banner week!
73 from the shackadelic on the beach.