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April 19, 2022 - Since my interest in contesting has changed over the past few years, I've decided to do a complete overhaul of this Contest Results page. At one time I entered nearly every contest that came along. That dwindled down to the point where I started recently to really enjoy and enter all the SST Sprints. I also still like and enter contests like the North American QSO Parties, the ARRL and CQWW DX Contests, the CQWW WPX Contest, Field Day (with Mike KC2EGL), Flight of the Bumblebees (with Mike), Skeeter Hunt (with Mike). Also sometimes a few other contests or sprints. I do try to enter all our NAQCC sprints to get at least one QSO for a participation point. There are a couple reasons for my decline in interest. In 2018 a very strong local noise developed which makes it difficult at times to hear signals, especially QRP level signals. Also the lack of sunspots has made conditions very rough, especially for working DX. Also other interests in life have contributed to the lack of contesting.

I'm keeping my table listing my best score ever from any contest I have entered over the years. I'll also try to list results from the contests listed above. Also some of the award certificates I've won over the years. This will be kind of a work in progress and won't be completely updated all at once.

Hopefully 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.

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
22  SST SPRINT      42    29     1218.00   1.00   42.0
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 @
22  SST SPRINT      42    29     1218.00   1.00   42.0
99  UFT              1     1               0.25    4.0  
96  W1BB 160 M     101            616.00   6.75   15.0 


First my SST Sprint results on the 3830 Scores web site from when I first started entering them for the full hour or so. The letter after the date indicates the weekday (UTC), a Fri (f) or Mon (m). Of course, all stats are from the QRP Category.

Date  QSOs Mults Score Finish Entries  Notes
 7/29f  25    19   475      1     12    
 7/25m  27    17   459      5      9    Worst finish (5th)
 7/22f                                  DNE
 7/18m  26    16   416      4      9
 7/15f                                  DNE
 7/11m  28    17   476      2      8    Beat 3rd place by a single point 476-475. Good conditions, but bad noise.
 7/ 8f  16    13   208      1      6    Horrible conditions - my lowest score ever
 7/ 4m  25    17   425      2      6    Good conditions, but bad noise
 7/ 1f                                  DNE
 6/27m  26    22   572      3      8    Good conditions, should have done better.
 6/24f  24    16   384      1      9    No bad noise, fair conditions, fair score.
 6/20m  31    21   651      2      9    Missed first place by 9 points. 1 more QSO but 1 less mult than the first place ham.
 6/17f  17    14   234      2      6    Reduced noise, but poor propagation
 6/13m  28    23   644      1     10    Good conditions on 40, not so good on 20. Noise intermittent
 6/10f  20    17   340      3      8
 6/ 6m  31    23   713      3      8
 6/ 3f  24    17   408      2     10
 5/30m  26    17   442      3      6
 5/27f  23    17   391      2      6    Noise and poor propagation
 5/23m  35    20   700      1      8    Noise, but good propagation allowed a good score.
 5/20f  22    17   374      4     10
 5/16m  30    19   570      4      6    Usual noise. Had second highest number of QSOs to KB4QQJ (40)
 5/ 9m  33    27   891      2      7
 5/ 6f  27    17   459      3      7
 5/ 2m  33    20   660      2      7
 4/29f  23    17   391      2     10    Very bad noise whole hour.
 4/25m  36    24   864      3     11
 4/22f  23    17   391      7     11    Noise very bad again.
 4/18m  36    29  1044      1     10
 4/15f  21    16   336      3      9    Plagued with my full force noise. Score corrected from 3830 score report (21 15 315).
 4/11m  37    22   814      4     12
 4/ 4m  42    29  1218      1     12    All time record QRP Category score among all participants. Since broken by 53 pts. 
 4/ 1f  18    13   234      3     11    Only put in 1/2 hour.
 3/28m  38    25   950      1     13
 3/25f  28    18   504      3      9
 3/21m  36    25   900      1     12
 3/14m  33    26   858      1     13
 3/ 7m  26    21   546      4     10
 2/28m  27    20   540      2      9
 2/21m  26    21   546      1     12
 2/14m  33    18   594      4      9

Now here are selected contest results since 2014. Through 2018, the results are more detailed. After that, it is basically just a listing of number of QSOs and multipliers, score if readilly availbable, and notes. Tag team with Mike means when we used our own calls in a contest and worked stations one after another from my shack. At first we used a single key and switched chairs to use the key after "tagging" each other. As Mike interjects here, "We stopped the tag part of tag team contests when we started to have collisions. It got too dangerous. HI HI". Then we used separate keys and headphones connected to my one rig through Y connectors. A little hard to explain, but I'm sure you get the picture. If not, there are a couple pictures in my diary archives. Look at the entry for December 9, 2012.

DateContestQSO'sMult'sPointsHoursRateNotes
2022
Jul 10IARU HF Champs57325,792319.0Impromptu entry when found condx great Sat. evening
Jun 25Field Day190----Using K3A with Mike KC2EGL (39 QSOs)
Feb 19ARRL DX10665---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL
Jan 15NA QSO Party13042---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL
2021
Nov 27CQWW DX10278---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL (in the 90s QSOs)
Aug 15Skeeter Hunt2816---At Comm Park w/KC2EGL (11 QSOs) as N3AQC (39 24 10564)
Aug 7NA QSO Party12061---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL (~110 QSOs)
Jul 25FOBB19----At Comm Park w/KC2EGL (33 QSOs) as N3AQC (52 - 3276 5th place)
Jun 26Field Day203-3,280--Using N3A with Mike KC2EGL (100 QSOs)
May 29CQ WPX9182---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL
Apr 17CQMM132----Tag team with Mike KC2EGL (126 QSOs)
2020
Nov 28CQWW DX10791--- 
Aug 16Skeeter Hunt3112---At Comm Park w/KC2EGL (20 QSOs) as N3AQC (51 20 11700)
Jun 27Field Day181-2,530--Using N3A with Mike KC2EGL (47 QSOs)
May 30CQ WPX167107---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL (~165 QSOs)
Feb 15ARRL DX11375---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL (106 QSOs)
Jan 11NA QSO Party12947---Tag team with Mike KC2EGL (~120 QSOs)
2019
Aug 18Skeeter Hunt3417---At Comm Park w/KC2EGL (35 QSOs) as N3AQC (69 25 19200)
Jul 28FOBB61----At Comm Park w/KC2EGL as N3AQC
Jun 22Field Day158-2,70012.812.3Using N3A with Mike KC2EGL (107 QSOs)
2018
Aug 19Skeeter Hunt21113,3554.05.3At Comm Park w/KC2EGL (34 QSOs) as N3AQC (55 19 11500)
Jun 23Field Day371-5,07016.023.2Using N3A with Mike KC2EGL (111 QSOs)
May 26CQ WPX767115,6914.019.0 
Feb 17ARRL DX1157927,2557.016.4 
2017
Nov 25CQWW DX797816,3026.512.2 
Aug 20Skeeter Hunt3716-4.09.3At Comm Park w/KC2EGL & WB3FAE - total 46 QSOs as N3AQC
Jul 31FOBB42202,8983.512.0At Comm Park w/KC2EGL as N3AQC - Total score = 4,524
Jun 24Field Day381555,16016.023.8Using N3AQC with Mike KC2EGL (110 QSOs)
Feb 18 ARRL DX21412077,04013.016.5 
2016
Nov 26CQWW DX767715,3667.010.8 
Aug 21Skeeter Hunt5226-4.013.0AS N3AQC 40M ONLY - W/WB3FAE N. COUNTRY TRAIL TR04 BUTLER
Jul 31FOBB Sprint34174.08.5As N3AQC with Mike KC2EGL (35 QSOs) - Won first place overall
Jun 25ARRL FD382-6,59016.023.9Using N3AQC at Chicora with KC2EGL & WB3FAE (my QSOs 40M only) Tot 614 QSOs
May 28CQ WPX16114056,5608.7518.4 
Feb 20ARRL DX303169153,62116.7518.1 
2015
Nov 28CQWW DX254191133,12715.7516.1 
Aug 9Skeeter Hunt3920?4.09.8as N3AQC portable 
Jun 27ARRL FD253--14.517.4portable as N3AQC
May 30CQWPX15113158,4267.021.6 
Apr 18Manchester Miniera872661.08.0 
Feb 21ARRL DX449208280,17618.2524.6 
2014
Dec 13ARRL 10M1724228,8966.526.5 
Nov 29CQWW DX381212233,83620.019.1 
Sep 20SAC27205401.2521.6 
Sep 3NAQCC Nancy Sprint2815N/A2.511.2 
Aug 10Skeeter Hunt3020-3.58.6as N3AQC w/KC2EGL (21 Qs) - 13,368 pts
Jul 12IARU Champs16164481.016.0 
Jul 1RAC Canada Day37102,2202.018.5 
Jun 28ARRL FD213--12.017.8portable as N3AQC
May 24CQ WPX19514783,79010.518.6 
May 10FISTS Sprint44800.58.0 
Apr 12GA QP74497,2527.59.9(1) w/Mike-KC2EGL
Feb 15ARRL DX480191275,04020.024.0 


Finally, the recent contest awards I have received.

SELECTED CONTEST AWARDS AND COMMENTS
2016 ARRL DX Contest - First place WPA Section SO QRP / Division Winner

2015 CQWW DX Contest - First place 3rd Call Area QRP SOAB (#13 NA, #10 USA)

2014 CQWW DX Contest - Ninth place QRP CW SO AB USA - #12 North America

2014 ARRL DX Contest - First place WPA Section SO QRP / Division Winner / Call Area Winner

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)

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)