W6ML - California QSO Party in Mammoth Lakes
Mono County

During the first weekend in October, since 1992, a group of several ham friends have operated in the California QSO Party (CQP) ham radio contest from Mammoth Lakes in Mono County.   Since 2004, after many years of very successful multi operator county expeditions, Jim (W6KC) has done single operator expeditions to Mono County.   A CQP county expedition is a combination planning, packing, traveling and setting up portable ham radios along with a computer network to see how many contacts can be made during the contest period.  Stations outside of California try to contact all 58 California Counties.  California stations try to contact all 50 US states and 8 Canadian sections (also for a total of 58).  Part of the fun is trying different combinations of antennas, equipment and operating techniques to see if prior years results can be improved.  The other part of the fun is doing all this activity from Mammoth Lakes in Mono County.   Mammoth is small town built around the Mammoth Mountain ski area, at about 8,000 Feet elevation on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  To find out more of the interesting facts regarding the California QSO Party, organized by the Northern California Contest Club (NCCC), check out their Website at: www.cqp.org

A summary of CQP results, comments, pictures and on-line access to our log of contacts are shown below:

2013 - A Beautiful Sunset
2012 - Bunks & Bears
2011 - A Squirrely Year
2010 - A Good Launch

2009 - A Dry/Snowy Year
2008 - Nosey Bears and Blowing Pine Cones
2007 - Mono County - Wild by Nature
2006 - CQP with a Bear and some Bees
2005 - SO2R-ing in Mono
2004 - Solo in Mono
2003 - High Wires in the High Sierra
2002 - Fall in Mono

2001 - A Beary Good Time
2000 - Team W6ML
1999 - Grin and Bear It
1998 - Records don't Fall, But Antenna and Score Does
1997 - Our best Score to Date Earns 1st Place Multi-Multi County Expedition

On-Line W6ML logbook for CQP Contacts in 2002 thru 2007

W6ML (+WA6GDS & W6KC) Special CQP QSL Cards

Link to W6KC's Home Page

Send E-Mail
to W6ML  w6ml[at]vistasierra[dot]com
 

Summary of Operating Results for County Expeditions in Mono County (Raw Scores)

Year

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Call Used: WA6GDS WA6GDS WA6GDS WA6GDS WA6GDS W6KC W6KC W6KC W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML W6ML
County
Expedition
Placement
      2nd
 Place MM
3rd
Place MM
1st Place MM 1st Place MM 3rd
Place MM
1st Place MM 1st Place MM 1st Place MM 1st Place MM 4th Place SO 1st Place SO 1st Place SO* 2nd
Place SO
2nd
Place SO
2nd
Place SO
1st Place SO 1st Place SO* 1st Place SO 1st Place SO
Catagory:
Band/Mode
Multi-
Single
Multi-
Multi
Multi-
Multi
Multi-
Multi
Multi-
Multi
Multi-Multi Multi-Multi Multi-Multi Multi-Multi Multi-Multi Multi-Multi Multi-Multi Single-
Operator
Single-
Operator
Single-
Operator
Single-
Operator
Single-Operator Single-Operator Single-Operator Single-Operator Single-Operator Single-Operator
80 CW 0 79 83 117 114 123 63 111 77 59 72 96 122 121 145 157 154 89 135 105 154 110
80 SSB 121 178 117 84 116 116 74 124 118 159 174 228 117 95 160 51 165 196 159 132 115 138

40 CW

37 76 109 124 147 210 59 174 95 156 252 284 144 279 217 272 248 200 270 165 180 149
40 SSB 29 42 104 143 92 113 4 40 176 151 249 188 74 167 151 84 61 190 30 80 123 76
20 CW 98 68 241 245 238 363 313 201 283 354 270 278 258 243 320 335 377 249 402 203 286 247
20 SSB 132 97 254 287 280 534 472 329 539 581 482 390 202 179 334 252 204 215 268 332 190 290
15 CW 85 111 91 89 14 134 209 196 379 338 350 344 230 5 134 18 2 39 135 264 299 353
15 SSB 95 301 155 90 4 158 255 182 465 452 458 460 166 10 180 2 0 74 58 237 185 202
10 CW 30 0 0 0 0 0 61 103 123 141 127 136 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 87 54
10 SSB 389 2 0 0 0 1 53 220 902 836 617 342 63 0 0 0 0 0 0 119 32 7
Total CW 250 334 524 575 492 830 705 785 957 1048 1071 1138 815 648 816 782 781 612 942 834 988 913
Total SSB 766 620 630 604 513 922 858 895 2201 2179 1980 1608 622 451 825 389 430 640 515 900 645 713
Total QSO's 1,016 954 1,154 1,179 1,005 1,752 1,563 1,680 3,158 3,227 3,051 2,746 1,437 1,099 1,641 1,171 1,211 1,252 1,457 1,734 1,633 1,626
Total Sections(**) (VT) 57   (ME) 57 58 (AK,YU)56 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 58 (ID)57 58 (SK,ND)56 58 58 58 58 58 (NT)57
Total Points 130,074 127,794 164,256 164,248 146,334 251,372 222,198 240,410 421,834 435,116 416,034 384,540 213,962 162,222 237,684 174,944 185,774 180,728 223,648 249,516 246,732 237,405

* New Mono County Record    ** (Sections Missed)