THE EUROPEAN CW ASSOCIATION

EuCW/AGCW QRS PARTY

RESULTS OF THE 2014 EuCW/AGCW QRS PARTY

Participants Class A - 100W RF

c/s    QSO   Err  Award Number
DD7NT   15   0.2  
DK5OE   19   0.4
DL1DXL  16   0.0
G0EML  108   2.4  141a
G3ZOD    2   0.0
G4LHI   78   2.4  142a
IK2RMZ  Checklog  
M0DAG    4   0.2
M0DRK   38   0.6  143a
OH7QR   29   0.0

Participants Class B - 5W RF

c/s    QSO   Err  Awa
2E0DPH  46   1.8
DH0DK    9   0.4
DJ6UX   83   0.6  141b
DL0GER  75   0.2  142b
G0ILN   26   0.6
G4KLE   72   1.0  143b
RW3AI   60   0.8

Errors are calculated like this: a missing,
wrong, misspelled qth, name, or rst counts 0.2
points. A wrong call counts 0.4 points. This
is purely informative because a fair comparison
is not possible. Some if not most use 3rd party
data sources to retrieve qths and names. Some log
directly into a PC, others copy manually. Some
are good spellers, others show dyslexic
tendencies in their logs.


Club Participation

Pts Club          Awa
Team mbrs

296 AGCW 
DK5OE DL1DXL IK2RMZ OH7QR DJ6UX DL0GER/DF7IS 

397 FISTS         141c
G0EML G3ZOD G4LHI M0DAG M0DRK 2E0DPH DH0DK 
G0ILN G4KLE

072 RUQRP
RW3AI

Club scores are calculated like this: A club
receives 100 points if the winner of a class
dedicates his participation to this club. If a
participant has 33 percent of the winning score
in his class his club gets 33 points.

Most Popular Participant
Award (MRM)

G0EML             141m


REVERSE BEACON ANALYSIS

Who was on air during the QRS WEEK?

This is the list of stations who were actually
audible at speeds below 15 words per minute
in Europe. Ordered by number of spots.

Over 150 RBN spots at QRS speed
RW3AI DJ6UX ED5URL G0EML IK2RMZ DL0GER IZ4GSC
G4ZCW DF7ZB DJ3GS DJ7MH IK7LYA SM4CJY SM3DBU
GW3SRM RN6LOZ DL4ISX OH7QR OK1AJZ OS14M OH5FNI
F4FGB G0JRM RV6HEG HB9DWM DL7AJT IT9QAU EA7TS
DK2QX IT9FGH EW7BW ON6HZ RK3DCB HB9AXG PD0HRS
M0KCP

Over 100 RBN spots at QRS speed
F6AGQ EA5HEH IZ5QVV DK1MR G0NXA DL7CF OH6EFH
DL0WFH G0EGA EA1BCS OZ1FFZ SM7ERE OK2PBF GA3KHH
DD7NT DH1LM I5BMQ F5LIZ IK5NFI EA1BOT OZ6KS
GM3SIG EA3NO DL1DXL I2FAE HA5AVQ GS3PYE/P IZ5OVP
EA5FXN OZ8AE RA3AVY ON4EM/P EI6AK

Over 50 RBN spots at QRS speed
G3XFD F5BSX IZ1MLY PA0EHA G0WWH F6CYK SP3DGV
IN3RAY G3ASG DC3WG RZ6ABB OM4SX IK0IXI/P
IZ1ASM/QRP G4GDR IZ8LLH EA5AIO M0VVC SP5BB OE6PKF
EA3DD IZ0WME I3UKY IK1LJG DM3YBN GM3KHH DL2ARL
IZ3ZTX DL/SP3CW OH3GE EA4BVT IT9PPG DK7XG US5HE
RK3ZE IZ0UIN IK8VHP I3BHE OZ0JX RU3QM OH6AD
DH3JZ OS19M MM3YFT IZ4RSC F5PON G4LNA DL5OAV
M0JZH IN3LOY DJ7TZ Z32LM SM5MEK SM2FIJ SQ6SEC
R7GD IZ3TXM DF9DU IT9ULN EA4ASC DF4EW PA0EBM
LA4BP DL1NFF YU1VDG SM5LNS IZ3NWT G4SMN EA4GMX
SM3EZK DL7JMJ PD0GAN F6FLH DL6YR DL0IL DF4EW/MM


Which were the CQ speeds of our participants?

C/S     RBNs  Average Speed
2e0dph    29  13.5
dd7nt    134  14.1
dh0dk     98  15.9
dj6ux   1184  14.1
dk5oe      1  18.0
dl0ger  1225  16.8
dl1dxl   120  14.4
g0eml   1030  14.2
g0iln     10  14.2
g4kle    907  18.5
g4lhi     54  16.7
ik2rmz   747  14.2
m0dag      9  14.8
oh7qr    496  15.7
rw3ai   2767  17.2

Do not misread this. A high average does not mean
that the QRSW qsos were performed at excessive
speed. It may also mean that some dedicated
only part of their activity to the QRS week.

However, it is true that it is quite difficult
to maintain the QRS speed. The main reason for
this is fatigue and inertia. It is so easy to
fall back to usual operating speeds, especially
when using manual keys.


Random selection of comments from participants

Dean: Thank you for the QRS week activity.
I have never had a real CW QSO before this week
so only a few contacts this year but enjoyed
it greatly just wish there had been more ops
on when and where I was listening.  Now back to
practice to increase my speed!

Mervyn: A Great QRS Week, had great fun working
some very good slow CW Op's, It is nice to
slow your Fist CW down once in a while to help
others and improve your own CW... Thank you for
the Event.

Richard: Had a great time and discovered the QRS
frequencies that I had not paid any attention
to before.

Peter: I enjoyed this event as usual, but was
very disappointed with the lack of activity
from some Fists Members & other EUCW Clubs that
were always so active on this event in past
years. It must be very disappointing for those
who organize this & other CW events, that there
seems to be a lack of interest. WHY?

73, Martin, QRS-W admin