NC QSO Party Results - 2018
In-State Single Operator
The Single-Op In-State-Mixed High Power title was won by W4FS, Tucker, operating in Franklin County. Tucker racked up a score of 280277 points. He made a total of 1,054 QSO’s and worked a total of 62 counties. The runner up for the Single-Op In-State-Mixed High Power is Floyd, K8AC, in Ash County with a score of 211220 points. Floyd made a total of 760 QSO’s and worked 67 counties. Great job by Floyd, who almost doubled his score from 2017.
The Single-Op In-State-Mixed High Power title was again won by John, AD8J with a score of 137225, working a total of 550 QSOs and 44 counties. The runner-up was Bill, AA4R, with a score of 53060 working 335 QSOs and a total of 39 counties.
The Single-Op In-State-QRP title was won by James, AI4WL from Pamlico county, who moved up from second place in 2017 with a score of 6290, working a total of 85 QSOs and 18 counties. The runner-up was Daniel, KM4NOW, with a score of 323 working 14 QSOs and a total of 2 counties.
CW-In State Low Power
Moving up from second in 2017 to come in first for the Single-Op In-State CW-LP category is Vladimir, N3CZ, operating from Buncombe County with a score of 103035 making 361 QSOs and bagging 55 counties. Coming in second was Dennis, K7BV, operating in Sampson County. Dennis made a score of 88950, making 370 QSO’s and working a total of 36 counties. Great job to the in-state CW ops! There were no High Power entries in the CW category in 2018.
Phone Low Power
The winner for the Single-Op In-State Phone Low Power category for this year is Richard, KA4TLC in Bladen County. Richard was able to attain a score 146620 points! Chris made 660 QSO’s and worked a total of 59 counties. Coming in second for the Single-Op In-State Phone Low Power category is Charles, KK4VMI, in Bertie County. Charles worked 365 QSOs in 47 counties for a score of 61420.
The winner for this year in the Single-Op Digital In State category is Alan, KN4BBC, operating in Alamance County! Alan racked up a score of 11402 points and worked 10 counties to take the title. Runner up was Fred, KK4HEG from Gaston County with 4128 points, working 7 counties. There was increased activity in this category this year, and we are glad to see digital modes represented.
The only entrant in the Mobile In-State Lone Ranger category is Gilford, N4JRI/M with 298 points, 7 QSOs and 3 counties worked to win the category.
The operation which takes the gold this year for the Mobile In-State Mixed category is that of Connie and Pam operating as K5CM/M. The K5CM/M team activated a total of 15 counties. For all of their hard work, they were able to earn a score of 229926 points, making 1221 QSO’s and working a total of 22 counties. The runner-up for the Mobile In-State Mixed category is Bert, N4CW, who activated 23 counties — wow! Bert had a score of 186018 points. N4CW made 907 QSO’s and worked a total of 24 counties. Job well done to the mobile operators in this category!
Mixed Mode Low Power
The winner this year for the Expedition In-State Mixed Low Power category is the Jenkins family. The Jenkins family was able to rack up a score of 129386 points! W4MGT had a total of 653 QSO’s and worked 45 counties. Coming in second with a total of 54315 was Nyles, KS4S, with 277 QSOs working 26 counties. The top two entrants each activated two counties.
For the Expedition In-State QRP category, W4PH took the title operating from Buncombe County! W4PH had a total of 10950 points and worked a total of 39 counties. Coming in second for the Expedition In-State QRP category is David, N3CKI, in Brunswick County. N3CKI had a score of 5755 points, working 6 counties. Great job to the QRP expedition operators!
Low Power Mixed Mode
The winner for the Club In-State Low Power category again this year is The Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society K4MN operating in Cumberland County. CFARS came out ahead of the pack to keep their title as the top LP club entry. K4MN ended up with a score of 131010 points and worked a total of 48 counties. Coming in second place for the In-State LP Club category is the Alamance Amateur Radio Club K4EG in Alamance County. AARC had a total score of 38044 points and worked 40 counties in NCQP this year.
Phone Low Power
Coming out as the top entry in the Club In-State Phone Low Power category this year is the North Carolina Kilo Watts Club NC4KW operating in Orange County. The folks at NC4KW were able to gain their title as the top Club In-State Low Power Phone entry with a score of 258720 points. NC4KW had a total of 1022 QSO’s and 51 counties. The Runner up this year for the Club In-State Low Power Phone category is the Tri County Amateur Radio Club NC4AR in Stokes County with 70148 points, 393 QSO’s and 47 counties.
There was only one entry in the Club In-State Unlimited Mixed category, the Pamlico Amateur Radio Society N4PRS operating in Pamlico County! The operators at N4PRS were able to rack up a score of 8360 points and worked a total of 16 counties.
Out of State Single Operator
The winner for this year’s Single-Op Out of State Phone category is Loyd, W4LVH, from our sister state of South Carolina. Loyd made a total of 170 QSO’s and worked 68 counties for a grand total of 23,570 points. Nipping at his heals was Ken, WB2P, in New Jersey. Ken made a total of 161 QSO’s and worked 70 counties for a final score of 22,990 points!
Digital Low Power
Taking the number one spot for the Single-Op Out of State Digital category is Bob, WB2COY, in New York. Bob had a final score of 1223 points and worked 17 counties. Coming in second for the Single-Op Out of State Digital category is Joseph, KA1PPV, from Connecticut with a score of 134 points.
Mixed Low Power
Taking the gold for the Single-Op Out of State Mixed Low Power category is Jeffrey, N8II from West Virginia. Jeffrey made a total of 293 QSO’s and also worked the most counties by an out of state op, a whopping 84 counties for a score of 61016 points! The runner up for the Single-Op Out of State Mixed Low Power category is Jeff, WB8WKQ from Michigan earning a score of 44812 points by making 233 QSO’s with 76 different NC counties.
Mixed High Power
The winner of the Single-Op Out of State Mixed High Power category is Mark, K1RO from New Hampshire. Mark was able to make a total of 234 QSO’s and worked 75 counties for a total of 45725 points! The runner up for the Single-Op Out of State Mixed High Power category is Laci, OM2VL from Slovakia. Laci worked 71 counties and made 213 QSO’s. Congratulations to both in a very busy category.
CW Low Power
In a very busy category, Brian, AC4WO achieved first place with a score of 18344 making 103 QSOs and working 56 counties. Second place goers to Norm, VE3NBJ from Ontario with a score of 17700, 95 QSOs and 62 NC counties.
Phone Low Power
In what must be the busiest category in the party, Steve, KB3WVC, from Maryland achieved first place with 8158 points, 91 QSOs and 44 NC counties. Runner up was Walter, AJ6T, from Alabama with 7570 points, 83 QSOs and 44 counties. Great job in a crowded field!
The winner of this Single-Op Out of State Mixed small signal category is Tom, K3TW, located in Florida. Tom made 151 QSO’s and worked 75 counties for a final score of 29450 points. The runner up for the Single-Op Out of State Mixed QRP category is John, K4FT, in Kentucky. John made 125 QSO’s and worked 56 counties for a score of 19464 points!
Top Score Canada
Congratulations go out to Art, VE3UTT for having the best score of our Canadian friends to the north. Art operates from both the US and Canada and decided to work NCQP from the maple leaf this time. Art turned in a score of 35966 points.
Top Score DX
Laci, OM2VL, is no surprise to top this category winning second place in the Out-of-state Mixed HP category. What else can be said about his great achievement from across the water. Laci turned in a score of 41806. We have seen Laci's name on winning certificates from several QSO parties this year, congratulations!
What more can we say about our bonus stations that already hasn't been said? But we're going to recognize them again for the selfless work they do in providing interesting competition to the participants. This work is selfless as they, themselves, are removed from competition and make QSO's for the sheer love of it.
Marty W4MY and Andy AA9P manned the CW and phone desks at W4DW from W4MY in Harnett County, respectively, and Dwayne N4MIO operated digital from Alamance. Few submitted logs are sans W4DW.
The crew at the Battleship North Carolina keep coming back every year. I met these guys in 2013 and there isn't a better bunch to keep the fire lit in the ship’s radio room. Thanks guys!
The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club was the host club for this year’s activation of W1VOA, the Voice of America. That's the reason why you didn't see them in the standings. They were there, along with a crack team of operators, signing W1VOA. There is one name that needs to be singled out in the VOA effort that frankly was the lynch pin of the whole operation being QRV. That's Doug Ferris, K4ROK. Without Doug, this bonus station wouldn't have been on the air for NCQP. What else can be said? Thanks Doug!
Another operation deserves special mention, and that's the Paul AA4XX / Dick N4HAY activation of club call NC4QP. These intrepid individuals operated Expedition-style from the point where Moore, Hoke, Richmond, and Scotland counties meet. It's some rugged ground, and merely staging an operation from this area was quite a feat. Great work, gentlemen!
See you next year!
It’s time now to present the standings and soap box. Click the links to read more about all that happened. Take your time and enjoy! A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated, and we invite you to mark your calendar for February 24, 2019! Everyone knows what that is, right?
73, Bill Turner W4WNT