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USA-CA (United States of America Counties Award) - Presented by CQ Magazine for working and verifying USA counties in increments of 500 up to 3000 and a special award for all 3077 counties. I have the award for 1500 counties mixed bands/CW and 500 counties for 40 meters. Many of the contacts for those awards were from the 60's when I operated 75W. Over the years I have gone through different ways of counting my counties. For a while I did not count portables or mobiles and my awards were earned with only home stations. Now with the relaxed portable operating rules it is very hard to determine if a station is at home or portable, so I have pretty much given up on that method of working counties. Now I have my totals split into two main groups. One group only for my QRP contacts, and one for my overall QRP and QRO contacts. For both groups I count home, portable, and mobile stations I work. At any rate, at present I am not working all that hard in any method of increasing my county totals, merely taking them as they come.

MARAC offers a CW Worked All Counties Award. This award has a great feature compared to the USA-CA award. No confirmations are required! This to cut down on the ever growing cost of county hunting. MARAC also offers many other county awards to both members and non-members.

If you're interested in learning how WA8EOH and I started the CW County Hunters Net in 1966, the net history is in my County Hunting section.

My current county totals by state are (blue indicates a complete state total):

  QRPOverall
StateNumWkdVfdWkdVfd
AK42233
AL6738294236
AR7536244640
AZ1513121312
CA5858495855
CO6425183023
CT88888
DE33233
FL6767576761
GA15911579127112
HI54343
IA9950357466
ID441081413
IL10292619584
IN9271498580
KS10533234237
KY12059409185
LA6429204339
MA1414101414
MD2423202323
ME1616131616
MI8372488383
MN8759396859
MO11557378170
MS8235264336
MT5614121918
NC10075589285
ND531191716
NE9321124940
NH1010101010
NJ2121202121
NM3314121716
NV164465
NY6258506262
OH8873578685
OK7738284639
OR3618152221
PA6767566767
RI55555
SC4632203631
SD6625173328
TN9571497963
TX25410484120108
UT291291513
VA9587639290
VT1414131414
WA3929183324
WI7272587269
WV5534235451
WY231181311
tot30771909142222532053


Totals last updated: 2/3/2018