2010 IARU Eyeball QSO Contest Results
At the 2010 Dayton Hamvention®, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) and the ARRL sponsored a game that involved searching for hams visiting from outside the USA. According to ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, the idea was to obtain calls and names from as many different DXCC entities (from outside the USA) as possible by making “eyeball QSOs” during the Hamvention.
“No one knew exactly what to expect,” Patton said, “as there hadn’t been a formal list of attendees from outside the USA in the recent past. But amazingly, there were at least 138 hams from 48 DXCC entities -- not including all the DXpeditioners who signed with their DXpedition calls -- appearing on the eyeball QSO cards that were turned in to IARU officials at the end of the event to the IARU staff.”
As for the winners, Patton said that “everyone was a winner through the interaction with all the international guests, and the Top 10 will receive gift certificates from the ARRL.”
The Top 10 winners were (with number of international “eyeball QSOs” following their call sign): Margreet Blondeel Timmerman, K2XYL (24); Frank Butler, W4RH (24); Lewis Ankerbrand, W3GHU (19); Steve Gocala, KB8VAO (18); Allen Olender, WA8IWK, (14); Stan Arnett, AC8W (14); Judy Attaya-Harris, KB1SRO (12); Coy Day, N5OK (12); Preben Mailand Christensen, OZ1HHH (10); Ed Moyer, AB3AH (9), and Ken Lowry, W8ND (6).
According to the returned game cards, here is a list of the many international attendees at this year’s 2010 Dayton Hamvention: 4X4CQ, 8P6BX, 9M2AX, A61MH, A61R, AH6GL, CT1DYB, CT1EHI, DF6FK, DJ0QN, J3HW, DK5PZ, DK5SN, DL1BDF, DL1WH, DL2GA, E77A, G0CKV, G0TWW, G3RZP, G3YBO, G3VHF, G3ZAY, G4FTC, GI4MNF, GD6IA, HB9BOU, HB9MQM, HB9SLO, HB9TNA, HH2JR, HI3TEJ, HI7C, HP1DJ, HS0ZDJ, I2RTF, I8NHJ, I8UZA, JA1DM, JA1DQZ, JA1FUY, JA1SLS, JA1WSX, JA3KCH, JA5DQH, JE8KKX, JH1NBN, JH3GXR, JH3PRR, JK3GAD, JQ3DUE, JR5JAQ, KH6BZF, KH6ND, KH7XS, KL7RA, LU3EEC, LX2OO, M0OBW, M1MPA, MD0CCE, MI6RGG, NP4VO, NP4Z, OD5RW, OE1MHA, OM6AA, OZ1BZJ, OZ1HHH, OZ4HFL, P43E, PA1M, PA1T, PB2T, PJ2BR, PT2AST, PT2RAC, PY1YB, PY2AAZ, PY2ATW, PY5AKW, PY5KA, RA3AA, SM0CKV, SM0GXZ, SM5ENX, SM5LEI, SM6YBR, SP5DRH, SQ7DCB, SV1JG, SV2KBS, SV9CVY, TA2T, TI2KAC, TI3CK, UA3AB, UA3AGW, VA3KV, VE3CWU, VE3DZ, VE3EBN, VE3EJ, VE3EJM, VE3EY, VE3NFD, VE3UTT, VE3YOC, VE6SH, VK1DA, VK2AOT, VK2DAG, VK2GSX, VK2QQ, VK3MV, VK5CP, VK5ZQV, VK8NGB, VK8NSB, VP5JM, VQ9LA, VR2PW, VU2PAI, WP3MW, WP4N, WP4U, XE1KK, XE1L, XE2SJB, YT3H, YT6W, YT9T, YU1HI, YU1NDN, YU3AA, YV5OBU, Z32XX and ZL1LC.