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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
AL6737214133
AR7535184637
AZ1513101310
CA5858395852
CO6424162922
CT88888
DE33233
FL6767506761
GA1591145212798
HI54243
IA9950327466
ID441051412
IL10292529584
IN9270448578
KS10533174237
KY12059319181
LA6428144238
MA1414101414
MD2423182323
ME1616111616
MI8371438383
MN8759326858
MO11557308166
MS8234194333
MT561491917
NC10075439283
ND531181715
NE9321124940
NH101071010
NJ2121202121
NM331471711
NV164465
NY6258436262
OH8873418685
OK7738194636
OR3617112118
PA6767506767
RI55455
SC4632163630
SD6625143325
TN9571367958
TX25410468120101
UT291271512
VA9587469287
VT1414131414
WA3929173323
WI7272467269
WV5534185450
WY231161310
tot30771900114322491973


Totals last updated: 7/13/2017