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Results

This page lists my all-time best results in contests, recent contest results, and recent contest awards received. Everything was done using minimal QRP.

These results should give newcomers to contesting some idea of what to expect when running minimal QRP and limited operating time as I do. Keep in mind that those QRPers with big antenna farms, better locations, and more operating time will have better results than those shown here.

As you can see from the awards and results tables below, I have been less active in contests recently mainly because of other commitments like running our NAQCC.

First my personal best score for each different contest I've entered. I've divided the contests into categories roughly depicting the type of contest. An @ sign in the Award column means I have won an award in that contest, either for the listed score or in a different year.

MAJOR CONTESTS
YR  CONTEST      QSO'S MULTS     POINTS   HOURS   RATE AWARD
01  ARRL 10 M      460    83   153052.00  18.75   24.5 @
95  ARRL 160 M     251    37    18574.00  18.75   13.4 @
02  ARRL DX        633   203   385497.00  22.75   27.8 @
95  ARRL NR         86    29              10.75    8.0
96  CQ 160         208    38    16720.00  15.00   13.9 @
99  CQ WPX         308   230   183310.00  20.00   15.4 @
99  CQ WW DX       500   261   370620.00  24.75   20.2 @
02  FD             277           1108.00   7.50   36.9 @
99  IARU CHAMPS    213    55    35475.00   9.75   21.8 @
97  NA PARTY AUG   281   126    35406.00  10.00   28.1 @
02  NA PARTY JAN   514   162    83268.00  10.00   51.4
99  SS             537    74    79476.00  20.00   26.9 @
STATE/PROVINCE QSO PARTIES
YR  CONTEST      QSO'S MULTS     POINTS   HOURS   RATE AWARD
08  7th Call Area   30    27    2430.00    6.00    5.0
13  AL               6     5      60.00    1.00    6.0 @
98  CA             216    44   28512.00   14.00   15.4 @
93  CT               6     3      60.00    1.00    6.0 @
97  DE               6            12.00    1.00    6.0 @
98  FL             133    57   75810.00   11.50   11.5 @
14  GA              74    49    7252.00    7.50    9.9 @
99  IL             148    50   14800.00    6.50   22.8 @
08  IN              27    21    1134.00    6.00    4.5
94  KY               8     5     180.00    1.75    4.6
95  MA              10     8     160.00    1.75    5.7 @
97  MD              18     8     664.00    2.00    9.0 @
96  ME               8     7     336.00    1.25    6.4 @
98  MI              46    23    3381.00    4.50   10.2 @
02  MN              27    14     754.00    1.75   15.4
13  MO               6     6     172.00    1.00    6.0
04  NC              11     5     315.00    0.50   22.0 @
13  ND               4     4      16.00    1.00    4.0
13  NE               3     2      36.00    1.00    3.0
08  New England     55    24    2640.00    6.00    9.2
96  NH              16     6     288.00    2.25    7.1 @
96  NJ              11     5     165.00    1.25    8.8 @
01  OH              23    20     920.00    1.00   23.0
13  ON              18    15     780.00    2.00    9.0 @
99  PA             287    89   86018.00   12.00   23.9 @
13  SD               6     6     144.00    1.00    6.0
07  TN              63    54   10406.00    3.25   19.4 @
94  TX              31    28    5068.00    4.50    6.9 @
94  VA              68    28    4228.00    9.25    7.4 @
97  VT               4     3      48.00    1.00    4.0 @
96  WA              22     9    1782.00    2.50    8.8 @
04  WI             143    59   33748.00    5.25   27.2 @
96  WV               5     2      45.00    0.75    6.7 @
DX CONTESTS
YR  CONTEST      QSO'S MULTS     POINTS   HOURS   RATE AWARD
02  ALL ASIA        16    15      240.00   1.00   16.0
02  ARI             22    18     1574.00   1.00   22.0
96  BER              2     2               0.25    8.0
99  CQM             54    30     4770.00   6.00    9.0 @
00  CROATIA         47    31     5487.00   2.25   20.9 @
13  GAGARIN CUP     14     7      385.00   2.00    7.0
02  HA DX           68    40    13440.00   2.75   24.7
99  HB9 DX           5     5       75.00   0.50   10.0
99  IARU FD         15     6      360.00   1.25   12.0
00  JA              11    11      187.00   1.50    7.3
13  LZ              45    16     2720.00   2.00   22.5
13  MM              46    31     2170.00   4.00   11.5
01  OK/OM           82    73    17958.00   4.25   19.3 @
99  OZ FD            1                     0.25    4.0
01  PACC            10     6       60.00   0.75   13.3
01  REF             64    46     8556.00   4.50   14.2
01  RSGB 10/15      29    26     1326.00   1.50   19.3
98  RSGB 15         48    42     6048.00   3.25   14.8
95  RSGB 40         16    12     2880.00   1.75    9.1
02  RSGB JUBILEE     8     3      120.00   0.50   16.0
13  RUSSIAN        108    69    39744.00  10.25   10.5 @
02  SAC             94    49     4606.00   4.75   19.8
13  SP              43    26     3354.00   6.50    6.6
02  UBA             62    23     4324.00   3.50   17.7 @
00  UCWC MORSE       1     1        3.00   0.25    4.0
01  UKRAINE DX       7     6      252.00   0.50   14.0
01  WAE            136    47    13056.00   7.00   19.4
13  WAG            106    50    15900.00   4.00   26.5 @
12  WW SA           11    17      595.00   0.75   14.7
13  YU              10     5      185.00   1.50    6.7
CLUB CONTESTS
YR  CONTEST      QSO'S MULTS     POINTS   HOURS   RATE AWARD
99  10-X-FALL        7             19.00   0.75    9.3
96  10-X-SPRING      1     1        1.00   0.25    4.0
98  CRE              5    14     2660.00   0.50   10.0
96  FISTS FA SPR    12     9      459.00   1.25    9.6
99  FISTS NR        14    10      370.00   6.00    2.3 @
98  FISTS SP SPR    28    14     1708.00   2.50   11.2
08  FISTS SU SPR    12     9      540.00   1.00   12.0
96  IOTA            33    13     3341.00   3.75    8.8
99  IPA              6     3       54.00   0.50   12.0
96  MARAC           66    59    35282.00   8.25    8.0 @
97  QCWA            27    21      567.00   3.25    8.3 @
99  ROYAL NAVY       1     1               0.25    4.0
97  TOEC WW GRID     1     1        1.00   0.25    4.0
94  YL/OM            9     4       54.00   1.50    6.0
95  YLISSB           1     1               0.25    4.0
QRP CONTESTS
YR  CONTEST      QSO'S MULTS     POINTS   HOURS   RATE AWARD
97  ARMADILLO       10     7     4428.00   0.75   13.3
06  ARS SPRINT      55     -       55.00   2.00   27.5
99  BUBBA            4     3       12.00   0.25   16.0
97  BUMBLEBEE       23     5      375.00   2.00   11.5
97  CO QRP SPR      13    16      832.00   1.25   10.4
97  CO QRP SUM      14    10     5180.00   1.25   11.2 @
98  CQC GCGR        15    12     1440.00   1.00   15.0 @
97  DOGHOUSE        21            399.00   1.00   21.0
97  FYBO QRP        10                     1.25    8.0
95  MI QRP         115    39    19548.75   9.00   12.8
95  MI QRP SPRINT   62    33     7012.50   3.50   17.7
10  NAQCC SPRINT    57    24     5376.00   2.00   28.5 @
10  NAQCC 160M SPR  23    10      920.00   2.00   11.5
13  NAQCC mW SPRINT 33    18     2340.00   2.00   16.5 @
05  NJQRP HB SPRINT 32    24    10752.00   1.75   18.3
94  NE QRP          44    21      924.00   4.50    9.8
09  QRP ARCI 160M   15     8     3360.00   1.00   15.0
96  QRP AFIELD      35    19      665.00   3.00   11.7
96  QRP FALL       232    67   462434.00  16.75   13.9 @
96  QRP NR           7     4       56.00   0.75    9.3
02  QRP SPRING     149    64   296576.00   8.25   18.1 @
96  QRP SPRINT DEC  57    32    62416.00   3.75   15.2 @
95  QRP SPRINT JUL  14    10    14060.00   0.75   18.7
05  QRP SPRINT MAY  40    20    28380.00   3.50   11.4 @
99  QRP TAC         10     7     2385.00   0.50   20.0
96  QRP TO FIELD    19    17      570.00   1.75   10.9
99  VQS FALL        54    21    33075.00   5.25   10.3
OTHER CONTESTS
YR  CONTEST      QSO'S MULTS     POINTS   HOURS   RATE AWARD
95  GRID SQ          6     5       30.00   1.50    4.0 @
95  NA SPRINT FEB   37    20      740.00   3.00   12.3  
00  NA SPRINT SEP   37    21      777.00   1.50   24.7  
03  RAC DEC        222    32    42880.00  11.25   19.7 @
98  RAC JUL         58    16     8192.00   6.00    9.8 @
99  UFT              1     1               0.25    4.0  
96  W1BB 160 M     101            616.00   6.75   15.0 


Here are my recent contest results from the previous couple years. I have not been doing as much contesting recently as I used to do because of other commitments like my work with the NAQCC. Sometimes I only enter contests to get my daily streak QSO. I'm not going to list those here. The only contests I still enter seriously are the big DX contests and of course our NAQCC monthly sprints and special sprints. I'll list those plus any others in which I make more than just a couple QSO's. A (1) in the Notes column indicates an all-time personal best for that particular contest.

DateContestQSO'sMult'sPointsHoursRateNotes
2014
Aug 13NAQCC Sprint20129121.513.3 
Aug 10Skeeter Hunt3020-3.58.6as N3AQC w/KC2EGL (21 Qs) - 13,368 pts
Jul 17NAQCC Sprint20141,0641.7511.4 
Jul 12IARU Champs16164481.016.0 
Jul 1RAC Canada Day37102,2202.018.5 
Jun 28ARRL FD213--12.017.8portable as N3AQC
Jun 19NAQCC mW Sprint43480.516.0 
Jun 11NAQCC Sprint31202,4802.015.5 
May 24CQ WPX19514783,79010.518.6 
May 22NAQCC Sprint42223,6962.021.0 
May 10FISTS Sprint44800.58.0 
Apr 12GA QP74497,2527.59.9(1) w/Mike-KC2EGL
Apr 9NAQCC Sprint41182,9522.020.5 
Mar 20NAQCC Sprint46224,0482.023.0 
Feb 15ARRL DX480191275,04020.024.0 
Feb 12NAQCC Sprint34152,0102.017.0 
Jan 24NAQCC 160M Sprint221610 mins12.0 
Jan 16NAQCC Sprint27171,8362.013.5 
2013
Dec 17NAQCC mW Sprint1294141.58.0 
Dec 14ARRL 10M1975543,3407.526.3 
Dec 11NAQCC Sprint39161,2482.019.5 
Nov 23CQWW DX421230278,99022.019.1 
Nov 21NAQCC Sprint43221,8922.021.5 
Nov 16LZ DX Contest45162,7202.022.5(1)
Oct 19WAG1065015,9004.026.5(1)
Oct 9NAQCC Sprint53214,3262.026.5 
Sep 19NAQCC Sprint49224,1362.024.5 
Aug 14NAQCC Sprint45234,1402.023.5 
Aug 11Skeeter Hunt573.516.3m/op as N3AQC w/ KC2EGL
Aug 10WAE76385,7764.019.0PART AT COMM PARK
Aug 3NAQP2225712,6547.529.620/15M Only
Jul 18NAQCC Sprint32212,6882.016.0 
Jul 13IARU HF Champs1081761.010.0 
Jun 22ARRL FD257--13.019.5portable as N3AQC
Jun 20NAQCC mW Sprint33182,3402.016.5(1)
Jun 12NAQCC Sprint49254,8502.024.5 
Jun 1AL QP65601.06.0(1)
May 25CQ WPX42394,9142.021.0 
May 11CQM38202,2602.515.2 
May 9NAQCC Sprint37142,0722.018.5 
Apr 27FL QSO Party624416,3686.59.5with KC2EGL
Apr 27HB9 Contest44481.04.0with KC2EGL
Apr 20SD QSO Party661441.06.0(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 20YU Contest1051851.56.7(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 20ON QSO Party18157802.09.0(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 20ND QSO Party44161.04.0(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 20MI QSO Party31201,2402.015.5with KC2EGL
Apr 20NE QSO Party32361.03.0(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 20Manchester Miniera46312,1704.011.5(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 13Gagarin Cup Contest1473852.07.0(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 13GA QSO Party26251,3003.08.7with KC2EGL
Apr 10NAQCC Sprint39182,7722.019.5 
Apr 7MO QSO Party661721.06.0(1) with KC2EGL
Apr 6SP DX Contest43263,3546.56.6(1) with KC2EGL
Mar 21NAQCC Sprint45213,7382.0022.5 
Mar 16VA QSO Party39221,7163.2512.7with KC2EGL
Mar 16Russian DX Contest1086939,74410.2510.5(1) with KC2EGL
Feb 16ARRL DX Test3246765,12424.7513.1With KC2EGL
Feb 13NAQCC Sprint48203,8402.024.080M Only
Jan 25NAQCC 160M Sprint44640.2516.0Furnace QRN
Jan 17NAQCC Sprint43183,0602.021.580M Only
2012
Dec 27NAQCC mW Sprint761681.255.6 
Dec 11NAQCC Sprint53224,5762.026.5 
Dec 8ARRL 10M46183,3124.011.5with KC2EGL
Nov 24CQWW DX Contest321212192,28416.7519.2 
Nov 14NAQCC Sprint43203,4402.021.5 
Oct 14PA QSO Party30232,7601.030.0as K3WWP
Oct 13PA QSO Party1025121,2084.522.7as N3A
Oct 10NAQCC Sprint44213,6962.022.0 
Sep 20NAQCC Sprint47234,1862.023.5 
Aug 15NAQCC Sprint41223,6082.020.5 
Aug 4NAQP1606410,2404.535.6 
Jul 19NAQCC Sprint24111,0562.012.0 
Jun 23Field Day51n/a2485.010.2 
Jun 21NAQCC mW Sprint19118362.09.5 
Jun 13NAQCC Sprint45183,2042.022.5 
Jun 9WWSA Contest11175950.7514.7(1)
May 26CQ WPX291204176,25616.517.6 
May 17NAQCC Sprint39192,9641.7522.3 
Apr 11NAQCC Sprint52224,5322.026.0 
Mar 22NAQCC Sprint44213,6542.022.0 
Feb 18ARRL DX Test18411060,7209.020.4 
Feb 15NAQCC Sprint43193,2682.021.5 
Jan 27NAQCC 160M Sprint19103702.09.5 
Jan 19NAQCC Sprint42152,4902.021.080M only - all CQ
Jan 14NAQP100606,0003.528.6 


Finally, the recent contest awards I have received.

LATEST 10 CONTEST AWARDS AND COMMENTS
2013 CQ WW DX Contest - First place QRP Single-Op All band USA 3rd call area (#14 NA, #11 USA)

2013 ARRL DX Contest - First place WPA Section Single-Op QRP

2013 SP DX Contest - First place NORTH AMERICA - SO AB MIXED QRP

2011 WI QSO Party - First place Pennsylvania all categories - (2nd overall QRP out-of-state to N0UR in MN)

NAQCC Monthly Sprints - (First place) 14 times SWA Category, 8 times SWA East division, 42 times SWA W3 division from February 2005 through Mar 2014 (Note: Categories and Divisions were modified over the history of our sprints. I got top score overall among all SWA participants 23 times - 18 times if GAIN participants are included)

2008 IARU Championships - First place SO CW Only QRP WPA section

2009 VA QSO Party - High Pennsylvania CW

2008 New England QSO Party - Third Place Pennsylvania - Single Operator QRP (I used a power out of 935 mW for the contest)

2008 CQ WPX Contest - United States 3rd Area - 1st Place QRP Power CW Single Operator - All Band - #11 North America, #8 United States.

2008 PA QSO Party - County Single Op Award - Armstrong County (as N3A/3).