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Honor Roll

I'm sure it's not easy copying my minimal QRP signal on the highly cluttered bands during a contest. So I've decided to 'honor' those contesters who seemingly do it easily - or at least take the time and effort required to get me in their log.

To make my 'Honor Roll', a station must have worked me at least 50 times in contests. I've also had regular QSO's with many of the stations listed, but the totals are only for contest QSO's. I've also worked some of the stations back in the 60's when I ran more than 5 watts. The listing here only includes contacts when I ran 5 watts or less.

Some of the stations listed are contest club stations. I didn't make the effort to find out who the operators were. I've worked some of the stations under different callsigns as they changed with the vanity callsign program. I made no effort to combine totals in that case. The list is compiled simply from call letter listings in my master computer log. I did count /P or /M stations since my log contains a 'base' field which strips the portable designation from the call. For example the 'call' field may be K4BAI/4 and the base field is just K4BAI.

I hope to update this listing after each major contest and periodically otherwise to cover the smaller contests in which I only make a few contacts. Many stations are currently in the upper 40's and ready to make the list.

DX and VE stations are indicated as such. Tied stations are listed alphanumerically

CALL      QSOs   Notes
K4BAI      192

KB3BFQ     147   My ex-neighbor in town
W9MSE      147   Many mobile QSO's
N4BP       140

W2JEK      124	 Top QRP station

K4LTA      117
W2SH       117

W9CC       109
AA3B       103

PJ2T        92   Top DX station
N4FI        90

N4ZZ        85
K4RO        82

K0EJ        77
VE3EJ       77   Top VE station
KA2KGP      76
W9WI        75
W3DYA       74   Many mobile QSO's
W5WMU       74
NA4K        73
N0NI        73
K3WW        72
HG1S        70   Club station - Top EU station

KD2MX       69
9A1A        68   DX
P40W        68   DX  
N9CK        67
VE5SF       66   VE
K4UK        64
KN4Y        64   Many mobile QSO's
KF9D        63   Many mobile QSO's
NP4Z        62   DX
W5NN        62
ZF1A        62   DX
K4AMC       61
WB8LZG      61
K9OM        60
N0AV        60
WA1UJU      60

HG6N        59   DX
N4AF        59
N4IR        58
W9RE        58
K4ORD       57
NF8M        57
W4DUK       57
WP2Z        57   DX
W4AN        56
WG8Y        56
9A7A        55   DX
N2ESE       55
W4NZ        55
WK2G        55
WO4O        55
WY3H        55
DK3GI       54   DX
WJ9B        54
HC8N        52   DX
K1BV        52
K5KA        52   Silent Key
KT3Y        52
N9NE        52
W2LJ        52
WE9V        52
K1IEE       51
K6LL        51
N0AT        51
OM7M        51   DX
RU1A        51   DX
DL1IAO      50   DX
K5YAA       50
W4PA        50
I hope you find this interesting. If you're a QRP contester, you can count on these stations to hear and work you in a contest. I'm fairly certain of that. These stations have great receiving antennas and/or great 'ears'.