QRP Honor Roll
I'm sure it's not easy copying my minimal QRP signal on the bands these days, especially when the sunspots are absent and conditions are poor. However there are many courteous operators who will go the last mile in an effort to work the QRP station. I'd like to sort of "honor" those operators by listing those with whom I have made at least 50 QSOs with my CW/QRP signals and thank them for doing so. Many of the QSOs involved are from contests since contest operators are among the best in the world at picking weak signals out of the QRM, QRN, QSB, etc. to make those few extra points that may help them to win a prize.
To make my 'Honor Roll', a station must have worked me at least 50 times combined contest and regular QSOs. I've also worked some of the stations back in the 60's when I ran more than 5 watts. Also when I used other calls like N3AQC, N3A, NY3EC and others. The listing here only includes contacts when I ran 5 watts or less and used my K3WWP call.
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 will update this page occasionally, but not regularly. It was created on February 25, 2022.
Tied stations are listed alphanumerically.
CALL QSOs Notes
KB3BFQ 363 My former next door neighbor
W1AW 231 Most QSOs from the 2014 Anniversary WAS Event
K4BAI 221 Mostly contest QSOs, but some rag chews as well
N2ESE 216 Rag chews and some NAQCC Sprint QSOs
WY3H 207 Former "neighbor" and Founder/First President of the NAQCC
W9MSE 154 Mostly mobile QSOs
N4BP 151 All contest QSOs, I believe
W2JEK 137 Following stations are mostly contest QSOs unless otherwise noted
W2SH 132 Some rag chews and an eyeball QSO
KA2KGP 130 Mix of rag chews and contest QSOs, also a few meetings at hamfests
PJ2T 107 Top DX station
N4FI 103 A few rag chews
KB3LFC 102 Former call of WY3H making 309 total QSOs
VA3RJ 87 Mostly rag chews - Top VE station
K4UK 82 Some rag chews
W1PID 76 Some rag chews
9A1A 75 Top EU station
K1IEE 75 Some rag chews
WA8REI 74 SK - mix of rag chews and contest QSOs
K5KA 52 SK
N4ROA 52 SK
I hope you find this interesting. If you're a QRPer, you can count on these stations to hear and work you. I'm fairly certain of that. These stations have great receiving antennas and/or great 'ears'.