N4CF contests

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Since getting back on the air in January 2013, I've become interested in operating contests and QSO parties. At first, I was curious to see how well I could do running QRP (5W). QRP works great on CW, but not so much on SSB. Now I run 100W in many contests, which makes a big difference in scores. But I still run QRP in CW contests that offer a QRP score multiplier, or for bragging rights.

August 2017 Contests
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NAQP CW
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NAQP CW
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WAE CW
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WAE CW
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NAQP SSB
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Listed below are contests and QSO parties in which I have participated. Click the small links at left to jump directly to a contest's scores. Shading indicates operating modes:

  • CW: Blue shading
  • SSB: Green shading
  • RTTY: Orange shading
  • Multiple modes: Peach shading
  • Personal high scores: Bold red text, darker shading
  • Future contests: No results, violet border
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Contests


ARRL DX Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Feb. 17, 2018 CW 5W
Feb. 18, 2017 CW 5W 380 18:45 204,060
Feb. 2016 CW 5W 356 16:00 186,813
Feb. 2015 CW 100W 647 19:30 497,295
Feb. 2014 CW 5W 332 13:45 149,112
Mar. 3, 2018 SSB 100W
Mar. 4, 2017 SSB 100W 256 14:45 119,340
Mar. 2016 SSB 100W 333 13:15 160,839
Mar. 2015 SSB 100W 497 20:00 305,655
Mar. 2014 SSB 100W 454 19:00 275,124

CQ World-wide DX Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Nov. 25, 2017 CW 100W
Nov. 2016 CW 100W 144 6:00 45,903
Nov. 2015 CW 100W 434 13:30 343,280
Nov. 2014 CW 100W 410 13:30 305,448
Oct. 2016 SSB 100W 166 7:00 62,252
Sep. 23, 2017 RTTY 75W
Sep. 2016 RTTY 75W 227 8:30 74,900

CQ WPX Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
May 26, 2018 CW 100W
May 27, 2017 CW 100W 443 12:30 303,240
May 2016 CW 100W 513 16:30 414,807
May 2015 CW 100W 383 13:00 314,433
May 2014 CW 100W 615 21:45 675,750
Mar. 24, 2018 SSB 100W
Oct. 28, 2017 SSB 100W
Mar. 24, 2017 SSB 100W 300 10:15 150,136
Mar. 2016 SSB 100W 323 11:30 208,005
Mar. 2015 SSB 100W 110 3:00 27,072
Mar. 2014 SSB 100W 360 16:45 259,700
Feb. 10, 2018 RTTY 75W
Feb. 11, 2017 RTTY 75W 388 12:00 249,486

CQ 160-Meter Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Jan. 27, 2018 CW 80W
Jan. 28, 2017 CW 80W 270 6:15 27,968
Feb. 24, 2018 SSB 80W
Feb. 25, 2017 SSB 80W 24 1:45 663

ARRL Field Day
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Jun. 23, 2018 CW & SSB 100W
Jun. 24, 2017 CW & SSB 100W 276 & 68 6:43 1,122 Limited time but 51 Qs/hour S&P
Jun. 2016 CW & SSB 100W 276 & 99 8:30 1,178
Jun. 2015 CW & SSB 5W 367 & 17 10:45 3,805
Jun. 2014 CW & SSB 5W 368 & 9 11:30 3,725

ARRL Sweepstakes
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Nov. 4, 2017 CW 5W 2017 Goal: 88,000+
Nov. 2016 CW 5W 406 16:15 57,000
Nov. 2015 CW 5W 392 15:00 60,368
Nov. 2014 CW 5W 386 18:15 58,672
Nov. 18, 2017 SSB 100W
Nov. 2016 SSB 100W 300 13:30 46,800
Nov. 2015 SSB 100W 408 17:15 67,728 Clean sweep
Nov. 2014 SSB 100W 321 15:15 51,460 Clean sweep

North American Sprint
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Feb 4, 2018 CW 100W
Sep. 10, 2017 CW 100W
Feb. 4, 2017 CW 100W 126 3:15 4,410
Feb. 2016 CW 100W 114 4:00 5,207
Oct. 1, 2017 SSB 100W
Apr. 2, 2017 SSB 100W 114 3:45 4,674
Oct. 2016 SSB 100W 34 1:30 578
Apr. 2016 SSB 100W 92 3:00 3,404
Aug. 2015 SSB 100W 64 2:00 1,674
Feb. 2015 SSB 10W 45 4:00 990
Mar. 2014 SSB 100W 116 4:00 4,176
Sep. 17, 2017 RTTY 75W

WAE DX Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs/QTCs Time On Score Comments
Aug. 12, 2017 CW 100W 130/126 6:58 36,608
Aug. 13, 2016 CW 100W 87/88 4:45 21,875
Sep. 9, 2017 SSB 100W
Sep. 10, 2016 SSB 100W 30/0 1:45 1,890 Ugh!
Nov. 11, 2017 RTTY 100W
Nov. 12, 2016 RTTY 70W 236/113 10:30 87,620

ARRL 160-Meter Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Dec. 12, 2017 CW & SSB 65W
Dec. 2016 CW 65W 38 0:45 1,824

ARRL 10-Meter Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Dec. 9, 2017 CW & SSB 100W
Dec. 2016 CW & SSB 100W 104 & 33 4:45 24,582
Dec. 2015 CW & SSB 100W 133 & 66 7:30 53,784

ARRL RTTY Roundup
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Jan. 6, 2018 RTTY 65W
Jan. 7, 2017 RTTY 65W 355 8:00 23,785

ARRL VHF Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Jun. 9, 2018 CW & SSB 75W 21
Jan. 27, 2018 CW & SSB 75W 21
Sep. 9, 2017 CW & SSB 75W 21
Jun. 10,2017 CW & SSB 75W 21 1:29 357
Jan. 21, 2017 CW & SSB 75W 23 Ugh! 2:30 253
Sep. 2016 CW & SSB 100W 6 Bah! 0:30 9

CQ World-wide VHF Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Jul. 15, 2017 CW & SSB 100W
Jul. 2016 CW & SSB 100W 27 Ugh! 2:45 432

IARU HF World Championship
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Jul. 8, 2017 CW & SSB 100W 284 & 19 7:01 77,385
Jul. 2016 CW & SSB 100W 95 & 49 3:20 14,904

Mexico International RTTY Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Feb. 4, 2017 RTTY 75W 65 2:45 3,300 Worked only 7 XE stations

Russian DX Contest
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Mar. 17, 2018 CW 100W
Mar. 18, 2017 CW 100W 24 1:00 3,349

QSO Parties


North American QSO Party
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Jan. 13, 2018 CW 100W
Aug. 5, 2017 CW 100W 488 11:09 78,568
Aug. 2016 CW 100W 254 5:00 24,130
Jan. 2016 CW 100W 343 7:45 41,846
Aug. 2015 CW 100W 258 4:30 27,090
Jan. 2015 CW 100W 400 8:00 53,200
Aug. 2014 CW 100W 358 8:45 46,540
Jan. 2014 CW 5W 183 6:15 15,006
Jan. 20, 2018 SSB 100W
Aug. 19, 2017 SSB 100W
Jan. 21, 2017 SSB 100W 221 6:30 17,680
Aug. 2016 SSB 100W 173 4:00 12,629
Jan. 2016 SSB 100W 111 3:30 4,218
Aug. 2015 SSB 100W 124 4:45 7,192
Jan. 2015 SSB 100W 201 7:00 19,296
Aug. 2014 SSB 100W 97 4:00 4,947
Jan. 2014 SSB 5W 181 ? 16,471
Feb. 24, 2018 RTTY 90W
Jul. 15, 2017 RTTY 90W 260 8:02 26,260
Feb. 25, 2017 RTTY 90W 245 6:45 21,315
Jul. 2016 RTTY 60W 188 5:30 13,912
Feb. 2016 RTTY 60W 255 7:00 25,755

Virginia QSO Party   Information
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Mar. 17, 2018 CW & SSB 100W
Mar. 18, 2017 CW & SSB 100W 129 &152 12:30 40,138 68 cities/counties, 25 states
Mar. 2016
Bonus Station
CW & SSB 100W 245 & 357 20:30 100,080
Best run ever:
120 Qs/53 mins. 40M SSB
Mar. 2015 CW & SSB 100W 224 & 194 16:15 74,426
Mar. 2014 CW & SSB 100W 365 14:00 55,172

Wisconsin QSO Party   Information
Date Mode Power QSOs Time On Score Comments
Mar. 12, 2017 CW & SSB 100W 69 & 34 5:00 7,740 Terrible conditions!
Mar. 2016 CW & SSB 100W 93 & 40 5:00 16,272 Forgot to submit the log!
Mar. 2015 CW & SSB 100W 86 & 34 5:20 12,240
Mar. 2014 CW & SSB 100W 88 4:30 9,481:30

Independence Day – 13 Colonies   Information
DateModePowerComments
Jul. 2016 CW, SSB, PSK-31 100W, 100W, 20W


Updated August 17, 2017