Leaderboard – WMPLOTA April 2018

WMPLOTA April 2018 station logs are currently being accepted. All results shown below are preliminary and subject to correction/verification.

Top Awards

Early ‘Bird’ Award
  • Robert KE4AL and Joe KE9AJ for their Black Friday QSO at 00:00 UTC on XW-2C.
“MacGyver Works at Walmart” Award
  • Søren AK4WQ for his MacGyver “Toaster Marker” antenna, with which he made 4 QSOs in total, 1 on CAS4-B, and 2 each on two passes of AO-91.

 

  • Honorable Mention: Chris K0SIN and Avigail W0AVI for their curtain rod/paint roller/pool noodle 2m half wave dipole and garden stake 70cm yagi antenna, built and tested in a Walmart parking lot. No satellite QSOs were successful with them during WMPLOTA, but big props on the attempt and success with them on terrestrial repeaters!

 

Sam Walton (Most Store Activated)
  • 8 Stores | Patrick WD9EWK

Distance Record
  • Gustavo PU8MRS with Robert N6RFM for their 5,620 km QSO over AO-7 (GI77ul to FN41iq).
First Contact (First Ever Sat Contact during WMPLOTA)
  • Mike KB8ZYE
  • Scott WY1LIE

Top Scores

Associates

  • 9313 | Patrick WD9EWK (Gridline, Near Gridline,  Big Talker, Spelling Bee)
  • 4464 | Doug N6UA (Gridline x2, Near Gridline, Alaskan Shopper, Black Friday, Big Hop, Big Talker, Wall-E’s World)
  • 4365 | Andrew KE8FZT (Back to School, Black Friday, Big Talker, Good Samaritan, Spelling Bee)
  • 2040 | John KG4AKV (Black Friday, Big Talker)
  • 1541 | Gabe AL6D (Alaskan Activator, Alaskan Shopper, Black Friday, Big Hop x2, Big Talker, Zombie Apocalypse)
  • 1440 | Justin K5EM (Near Gridline, Alaskan Shopper, Back to School, Black Friday, Big Talker)
  • 1431 | Billy KM6NJL (Near Gridline, Black Friday, Big Talker)
  • 1408 | Ron AD0DX (Near Gridline, Big Talker, Spelling Bee)
  • 792 | Mike K2MTS (Black Friday, Big Talker, Good Samaritan)
  • 650 | Søren “MacGyver” AK4WQ (Big Talker)
  • 600 | Adam K0FFY (Back to School, Big Talker)
  • 576 | Don KB2YSI (Black Friday, Big Talker)
  • 390 | Dave AD7DB (Near Gridline, Big Talker)
  • 350 | Scott WY1LIE (Near Gridline, Back to School, Big Talker)
  • 304 | Sam N3ROY (Big Talker)
  • 240 | John KI4RO  (Big Talker)
  • 225 | John N7JY (Near Gridline, Big Talker)
  • 224 | Sean KX9X (Big Talker)
  • 204 | Marissa W4AQT (Back to School, Big Talker)
  • 204 | Jeff WE4B (Back to School, Big Talker)
  • 153 | Chris AA8CH
  • 132 | Chris K7TAB (Big Talker)
  • 128 | Jocelyn KD8VRX (Big Talker)
  • 110 | Roy K3RLD (Big Talker)
  • 105 | Kevin N4UFO (Black Friday, Big Talker)
  • 90 | Neil WB9VPG (Big Talker)
  • 80 | Robert KE4AL (Black Friday, Big Talker)
  • 60 | Scott N1AIA (Big Talker)
  • 56 | Gustavo PU8MRS (Big Hop, Big Talker)
  • — | Drew KO4MA
  • — | Alex N7AGF
  • — | Steve WL7YQ

Shoppers

  • 635 | Dave K5IX (Black Friday, BOGO)
  • 400 | Brian KG5GJT (Big Talker)
  • 250 | Chris K7TAB (Big Talker)
  • 192 | Robert KE4AL (Big Talker)
  • 54 | Scott N1AIA (Big Talker)
  • 32 | Anthony VE2HEW (Big Talker)

DX Associates

  • 1541 | Gabe AL6D (Alaskan Activator, Alaskan Shopper, Black Friday, Big Hop x2, Big Talker, Zombie Apocalypse)
  • 56 | Gustavo PU8MRS (Big Hop, Big Talker)

Packet Rat Associates

  • 132 | Chris K7TAB (Big Talker)

Awards

Express Lane (1 QSO)
  • Gustavo PU8MRS (DX)
Checkout (2-4 QSOs)
  • Roy K3RLD
  • Chris K7TAB (Associate)
  • Jocelyn KD8VRX
  • Scott N1AIA (Associate and Shopper)
  • Kevin N4UFO
  • John N7JY
  • Marissa W4AQT
  • Neil WB9VPG
  • Jeff WE4B
  • Scott WY1LIE
Greeter (5 QSOs)
  • Chris AA8CH
  • Dave AD7DB
  • Adam K0FFY (Associate)
  • John KI4RO
  • Sean KX9X
  • Sam N3ROY
Store Manager (10+ QSOs)
  • Ron AD0DX
  • Gabe AL6D
  • Mike K2MTS
  • Justin K5EM
  • Dave K5IX
  • Chris K7TAB (Shopper)
  • Don KB2YSI
  • Andrew KE8FZT
  • John KG4AKV
  • Billy KM6NJL
  • Doug N6UA
  • Patrick WD9EWK
District Manager (Associate at more than 1 Walmart)
  • Adam K0FFY
  • Andrew KE8FZT
  • Billy KM6NJL
  • Sean KX9X
  • Doug N6UA
  • Neil WB9VPG
  • Patrick WD9EWK
Regional Manager (Work at least one station in 4 major alpha grids e.g. EM EN DM DN)
  • Ron AD0DX
  • Mike K2MTS
  • Chris K7TAB (Shopper)
  • Billy KM6NJL
  • Patrick WD9EWK
Overnight Stocker
  • Gabe AL6D
  • Justin K5EM
  • Don KB2YSI
  • Andrew KE8FZT
  • Billy KM6NJL
  • Sean KX9X
  • Doug N6UA
Ol’ Roy
  • Roy K3RLD (see also Ol’ Roy with Roy)
  • Justin K5EM
  • Don KB2YSI
Ol’ Roy with Roy
  • Roy K3RLD
People of Walmart
  • Ron AD0DX
  • Dave AD7DB
  • Gabe AL6D
  • Adam K0FFY
  • Mike K2MTS
  • Roy K3RLD
  • Justin K5EM
  • Chris K7TAB
  • Andrew KE8FZT
  • John KG4AKV
  • John KI4RO
  • Billy KM6NJL
  • Sean KX9X
  • Kevin, N4UFO
  • John N7JY
  • Neil WB9VPG
  • Patrick WD9EWK

Shown here is Sean KX9X enjoying his morning coffee while working Store #5095 in Hartford, CT.

Mobility
  • Gabe AL6D
  • Adam K0FFY
  • Justin K5EM
  • John KG4AKV
  • Sam N3ROY

Straight Talk
  • Neil WB9VPG
Sam’s Choice (QSO w/ an Op Named Sam)
  • Roy K3RLD
Great Value (QSO while eating chicken obtained from the deli)
  • Ron AD0DX
  • Andrew KE8FZT
Faded Glory
  • Dave AD7DB
  • Mike K2MTS
  • Justin K5EM
  • Andrew KE8FZT
  • John KI4RO
  • Sean KX9X
  • Sam N3ROY
  • Kevin, N4UFO
  • John N7JY
  • Marissa W4AQT
  • Neil WB9VPG
  • Patrick WD9EWK
  • Jeff WE4B

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