I enjoyed the article this month in QST on the 2013.
Just want to share with you what I published on
, after analyzing
Gary KB8RQ Map65rx file from Map-65. These were station Map-65 decoded,
although Gary may not have worked them.
There was clearly lots of activity,
On Mon, Nov 18, 2013 at 3:09 PM, Les Listwa <llistwa(a)gmail.com> wrote:
As a follow up to my analysis of the 1st leg of the
contest, I found that
an additional 51 new stations were active in the second leg, bringing the
total to 357 stations per KB8RQs 18,000 decodes.
As Gary did spend a large part of his time CQing 2nd period, there may be
more stations, specifically in the US, that were not seen decoded. If a
large European station with good ears would send me their Map65rx file, I
would gladly compare and combine for a grand total of participants, at
least for 2M JT65B
Over the weekends, I had a blast and worked a total of 130 with my
moderate setup. I decoded close to 250 station. My limitation was not
having enough time to work all the stations I saw on Map-65, before they
Thanks to all who worked me. Next year look for me on 1296.
On Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 10:51 PM, Les Listwa <llistwa(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Did that get your attention? Yes, 306 EME stations logged in the first
weekend of the contest on 2M with JT65b.
So how many did you work? Now mind you, I did not say "worked", I said
"logged". And I did not say it was me.
During the contest, I was wondering how many stations I missed and could
of worked, if I had the time.....then I wondered how many stations actually
participated in the contest, not just the few who submitted logs to the
ARRL, but all those who got on over the weekend and generated some RF.
So I turned to Gary KB8RQ, who as we know has the best ears in the
Americas, who provided me his Map65rx file. That file records every
decode in .txt format that Map-65 makes, as it looks over the complete
frequency range and not just .127 where Gary can always be found making
noise. Gary was kind enough to share his file which contained about 10000
decodes and after converting it to Excel and removing duplicates, the
grand total was 306 different station calls it decoded here in the US
during the first contest weekend.
It is possible there were some additional European stations that came on
and left before the US Moon rise. If a big gun in Europe will provide me
their file, I will add it to Gary's, after duplicates are removed and we
will have the full total.
Credit goes to W3SZ for the idea of parsing the file in Excel, as he did,
when analyzing the performance of Map-65 vs WSJT.