2013 Results

Dear NCQP Participants,

Well here they are, the results of the 2013 running of the North Carolina QSO Party. It was an exciting run. Below this note you will find the contest standings and a great report written by Awards Manger Marc, W4MPS. Have a look and enjoy. Soapbox comments are in their own file, linked below Marc's report. Thanks to Marc for compiling these comments as well from the logs as well as other sources, and adding photos.

Paul, AA4XX delivered the hand-submitted paper logs to me today at the committee meeting for archiving and I took a moment to look them through. It's been a good number of years since I submitted a paper log to a contest and they brought back memories. I remembered what a tremendous amount of work it takes to submit a paper log compared to 5 minutes to submit an electronic log! My hat is off to all the ones that submitted a paper log for the dedication to completing this task. It's not easy, thank you! A couple of them had footnotes saying they hoped to have electronic logging up and running next year.  Electronic logging is like a microwave oven, once you have it, you wonder what you ever did without it!

Some remarkable statistics stand out for the 2013 running.  There were just over 25,000 QSOs completed in the allocated ten hours.  Finally, the answer to the question everyone asks about how many counties were activated - drum roll please - 97. No QSOs from Anson, Richmond, and Transylvania.  Gosh, that's close.  We're going to make a concerted effort to get all 100 on the air in 2014!  Let's not forget a very important statistic: 218 total logs submitted, which is 25% more than the top amount in any previous year.  Outstanding!

Another interesting aspect looking at all those QSOs is that they were divided very nearly 50/50 between CW and phone.  This is a tribute to the additional SSB categories FARC introduced in 2010 to get more phone activity into our contest which was heavily CW-centric at the time.  I'm glad to see that.  Please know that the phone-only categories are here to stay!

So it's on the results.  I'd like to publicly thank the members of the committee for their tremendous hard work getting this done.  It would not be possible without them.

Respectfully Submitted,
Marty Young, W4MY, NCQP Chairman

 

 

SO/In State/ Mixed   SO/Out of State/Mixed
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score
AA4NC WAK 891 133 300 278,004   NT2A NY 186 74 300 37,226
N4YDU FRA 650 114 300 188,286   KV8Q OH 170 71 200 36,410
K4GHS YAD 205 80 100 47,860   W5CW OK 216 62 200 36,098
KZ1X ORA 235 87 300 42,582   K4BAI GA 177 72 300 34,212
W4WNT UNI 238 85 300 40,930   W8TM OH 171 71 300 30,759
WA4UNS WAT 176 93 300 35,454   VE9AA NB 123 59 300 20,655
WA4BPJ WAK 157 84 300 28,860   N8II WV 133 56 200 18,624
W4YDY PIT 125 71 300 20,961   N3KR PA 105 58 100 18,370
WA4GQG ALA 111 62 200 18,366   W9MSE WI 110 55 200 18,350
WH6LE UNI 80 47 300 10,499   W3AG PA 104 56 200 17,392
WA3TMR WAK 75 43 300 7,825   W1END NH 108 52 200 17,048
KO4DI MAC 47 30 200 3,050   WA6KHK CA 106 53 200 15,146
WB4M ALA 30 25 300 2,000   K3KNL PA 101 54 200 14,942
SO/In State/SSB   W2CVW NJ 90 54 100 14,680
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   KN4Y FL 93 48 100 13,492
KG4ZOD ALA 514 104 200 107,112   K4ORD VA 85 52 100 13,360
W4FT WAK 387 97 300 75,378   VE5KS SK 91 52 300 12,832
K4LAL ALA 327 94 200 61,676   N2CU NY 94 44 300 12,092
K4CEB CAB 314 91 300 57,448   DL3GA DX 81 40 200 9,920
KK4HEG GAS 305 74 300 45,440   W4UT TN 88 45 200 9,560
K4WES CHA 201 93 300 37,686   AD1C CO 84 41 200 9,384
KK4RV RUT 166 67 200 22,444   AE1T NH 78 40 200 9,280
NO4Y PAS 148 67 150 19,982   EA5DFV DX 85 39 200 9,248
KC8OEX FOR 146 62 150 18,254   KC0DEB KS 80 41 300 8,828
WD4AVY BUN 143 59 300 17,174   N4VV TN 77 40 200 8,720
KD4VRI PEQ 126 65 200 16,580   K0HNC KS 75 41 300 8,705
NE4W WLK 115 56 300 13,180   VE7CV BC 71 42 200 8,264
N4JH HAY 94 59 300 11,392   KE2D NJ 75 42 100 8,122
KK4AMR BLA 75 61 300 9,450   N1NN MA 70 38 100 8,080
K8OSF JAC 81 46 300 7,752   KQ3F PA 65 43 200 8,026
AK4RJ WAK 71 48 300 7,116   K8FZY OH 69 45 200 7,940
N4TL WAK 67 42 200 5,828   K8MR OH 70 40 100 7,900
KK4DMT DAR 61 45 200 5,690   W5QP AR 54 39 50 6,368
KG4CDI RAN 52 40 300 4,460   VE9ML NB 67 36 200 6,356
AK4NC ASH 49 38 300 4,024   KJ4AOM KY 54 35 100 5,770
K4BYN WAK 53 33 300 3,798   VE2EZD QC 60 31 150 5,420
KF6ITI CUM 43 37 200 3,382   DK2CF DX 57 32 200 5,352
KC4EZN BUN 46 33 200 3,236   W8DW MI 57 33 300 5,349
K4OAC CHE 39 36 300 3,108   W8KNO OH 52 40 100 5,100
KD4MXA ROW 42 34 200 3,056   W4ZPR VA 47 35 100 5,035
KJ4PJU BUN 55 27 50 3,020   AB7RW WA 42 37 200 4,862
KK4IDH ASH 38 33 300 2,808   W2UDT NJ 55 30 50 4,670
KJ4WD CHA 41 31 200 2,742   K4FT KY 46 28 200 3,840
WD4MKU CAS 37 30 300 2,520   W8CAG MI 36 33 200 3,764
KK4IQD WAK 31 30 300 2,160   G3XVR DX 39 28 200 3,476
K4FS POL 32 26 300 1,964   K0MPH MN 45 25 150 3,425
N4WFL ALA 28 26 200 1,656   DL8USA DX 34 28 50 2,878
N7RYN WAK 27 23 200 1,442   SP5SA DX 29 26 200 2,462
WD4BMG WLK 26 17 300 1,184   KJ4IC NJ 35 24 100 2,020
KD4FMW CAB 22 17 300 1,048   K4AMA SC 34 22 100 1,992
K4HF WAK 21 18 100 856   N3TG VA 30 22 200 1,828
W4JNC PIT 10 12 50 290   UA3AGW DX 21 20 200 1,460
SO/In State/CW   W1/YO7ARY CT 25 17 200 1,458
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   AJ1F AL 26 19 100 1,449
N4C FRA 427 103 200 132,143   WB8WKQ MI 22 17 150 1,204
K4BSK MEC 384 104 50 119,858   NA2X NY 20 17 150 1,136
AA4FU WAK 385 103 100 119,065   LX1NO DX 18 16 200 1,064
KM1C PAM 376 100 50 112,850   W9AEM WI 20 14 200 942
N4AF BEA 356 94 100 100,492   WB8BZK IL 18 14 50 736
N3CZ BUN 302 90 200 81,740   W1QK CT 17 12 100 712
AA4VV DVD 148 78 50 34,682   W1WIU RI 16 14 0 560
W2HTI MAC 178 63 100 33,742   W7GF OR 13 12 50 518
N4NTO EDG 119 59 50 21,113   N9HDE IA 10 10 50 350
WB4DCM WAK 82 44 50 10,874   W6GMT MN 10 10 50 350
N4WHK IRE 68 36 100 7,444   F8BFU DX 10 10 50 350
K4EOR MAC 53 36 50 5,774   LY5W DX 8 7 50 218
SO/In State/ QRP   SO/Out of State/SSB
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   N4ARO TN 181 63 300 23,106
WK4P ASH 202 91 300 43,434   W9QL IL 104 51 300 10,908
WG8Y ROW 157 72 300 26,004   K4CTL VA 88 54 300 9,804
N4TIZ YAN 127 73 200 24,947   NR8U OH 76 52 300 8,204
K4CIA WAK 111 73 100 24,409   K3MAW MD 79 36 300 5,988
AC4QX WAR 104 56 50 17,522   KB0QBT SD 71 40 200 5,880
N4ZAK ORA 45 31 300 3,090   W1KDA RI 62 35 300 4,640
N4DE AVE 37 21 200 2,195   W1KMA RI 60 36 300 4,620
Mobile/In State/Mixed   KK4GV MD 52 37 300 4,148
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   AC8JF MI 49 31 200 3,238
NY4N MOB 821 76 1,950 189,138   W4RUE VA 45 32 300 3,180
K5CM MOB 681 69 1,800 139,869   N1RLR MA 42 30 300 2,820
N4CW MOB 575 77 1,350 134,175   KC9TTR IN 41 29 50 2,428
K5EK MOB 306 76 700 67,960   KC9LC VA 33 26 300 2,016
K4QPL MOB 280 67 1,050 57,330   W7KAM MO 36 24 200 1,928
Mobile/In State/SSB   WA4JA TN 26 22 200 1,916
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   KR9E IN 28 25 200 1,600
KJ4ADN MOB 435 73 1,750 65,260   NW5Q TX 29 20 150 1,310
KF4VXJ MOB 4 2 100 116   VE3PYJ ON 23 23 200 1,258
Expedition/In State/Mixed   W9VTB IL 22 21 200 1,124
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   K4AMQ TN 23 19 150 1,024
AD8J EXP 672 105 700 187,390   W2DZ NJ 22 16 200 904
K2JB EXP 554 99 400 110,092   K8BHK MI 19 15 200 770
KS4S EXP 263 73 450 58,047   KC9UHH WI 18 16 100 676
K4REB EXP 178 70 1,100 26,300   AB9XI WI 20 14 50 610
Expedition/In State/Mixed/QRP   WA5SWN KS 17 11 150 524
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   KF5KHS TX 18 12 50 482
W4TZM EXP 189 78 500 43,712   N9WL NM 12 11 150 414
KB4QQJ EXP 189 65 200 37,055   KJ4VTH VA 14 11 100 408
Club/In State/Mixed   KB3QWC MD 13 11 50 336
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   W0RO CO 14 10 50 330
K4MN CUM 401 110 300 107,110   KB3ZOZ MD 8 8 200 328
W4NC FOR 387 98 300 96,732   KA4AQM VA 9 7 50 176
K4EG ALA 337 102 300 88,938   N5HMH LA 8 8 0 128
W4YK HEN 258 94 300 52,752   N5RZ TX 4 3 50 74
Club/In State/SSB   W0NFS MO 6 6 0 72
CALL QTH QSO Mult Bonus Pts Score   W7JSD AZ 3 2 50 62
NC4AR ALL 405 107 300 86,970   KB3IPZ PA 3 3 0 18
W4CQ LIN 324 102 200 66,296   AG6AY CA 2 2 0 8
W4MOE BUN 255 85 300 43,650   KF7PXT CA 1 1 0 2
N4RAL CHA 179 73 300 26,434   SO/Out of State/QRP
KI4LPW WAK 131 62 300 16,544   WB8YYY MD 97 54 100 15,706
W1VOA PIT 130 55 300 14,600   NQ2W NY 58 32 200 5,768
K4OGB STA 95 48 50 9,170   KE0G MN 53 27 200 4,493
Most North Carolina Multipliers   VE2KOT QC 42 32 200 4,232
CALL QTH Counties         WB3AAL PA 45 30 150 3,930
AA4NC WAK 78         KS4X TN 43 27 50 2,858
NT2A NY 74         N3SW PA 32 27 100 2,692
K4BAI GA 72         K2NPN NY 25 23 200 1,925
K4MN CUM 71         WA2NYY NY 31 18 50 1,724
KV8Q OH 71         WU1V MA 22 17 100 1,222
W8TM OH 71         VA3RKM ON 10 7 150 325
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North Carolina QSO Party 2013
Final Results

Be sure to read our NCQP Soapbox which includes comments, stories and photos from our fantastic participants.

In-State


Single Operator/ Mixed
Top honors go to two of our state's top contesters. Will AA4NC with a rousing 891 QSO's, finished first and also took the prize for Most NC Counties at 78. Last year's top finisher, Nate N4YDU, was a clear second, with 650 Q's and 62 counties. It was a close battle for third, but it was Ben K4GHS who made the cut.

Single Operator/ SSB
This was our largest in-state category with 37 logs in the mix. Congratulations to Donnie KG4ZOD. Donnie is a never-say-die competitor. He finished 2nd in 2012 and 2011. Third time was the charm. With a margin of 60 QSO's and 13 counties, Cliff W4FT claims our Second Place award, with Lee K4LAL finishing third.

Single Operator / CW
When it comes to CW proficiency, it's tough to beat our returning winner Jack N4C (a/k/a W0UCE). .._. _... Jack. Second place was a real battle. But the award goes to Earl K4BSK, who takes the honors by the narrowest of margins, squeaking past Alan AA4FU, Bill KM1C and Howie N4AF. CW is far from dead. The ratio of Phone to CW QSO's was 50-50 this year, as has generally been the case in the past. Thanks to all for keeping this such an exciting category.

Single Operator / QRP
Great job by our low power contingent! Ashe County's favorite son Adam (a/k/a "The Power") WK4P gets the trophy with 202 QSO's, 56 Counties and 43,434 Points. It was another nip and tuck battle for the #2 slot between Mark WG8Y, Byron N4TIZ and NCQP's first ever winner Bill K4CIA. WG8Y in Rowan County gets the well-earned certificate.

Mobile / Mixed
Our road warriors always steal the show. Covering 19 counties with 821 QSO's, our winner is Jeff NY4N, who burned just a little more rubber than Connie K5CM and Bert N4CW. Connie and his XYL Pam (N5KW) made the trek from Oklahoma to participate. All our Mobiles are real troopers and we appreciate their efforts very much.

Mobile / SSB
Well, if you have two entrants, you're bound to get two winners. That's not meant to slight the efforts of top finisher Bill KJ4ADN who did a wonderful job racking up 435 QSO's, and who motored through 16 counties. Second goes to David KF4VXJ. A special mention and note of thanks goes to NCQP Chairman Marty W4MY and Bob W4TTX, who teamed up in Marty's "Taco Mobile". Although not eligible for an award, they did a commendable job handing out points. Don't miss Bob's Soapbox novelette; it's a great story.

Expedition / Mixed
The Expedition Class has been very popular since it was first introduced in 2012. No doubt however, your NCQP Committee will be analyzing the structure of the Expedition and Mobile categories as a result of now having two years' worth of experience. Ashville's John AD8J gets his name engraved this year, with Jimmy K2JB finishing a comfortable second. Well done boys!

Expedition / QRP
This is a new category for 2013. Again, two entries=two winners. Both did a yeoman's job. First time entrant and Summits On The Air (SOTA) veteran Tommy W4TZM gets the plaque, edging out QRP legend Randy KB4QQJ. Tommy hiked to the top of several mountains in western N.C. and combined SOTA activations with the NCQP. That's the way to do it Tommy! He and Randy both had 189 Q's in the log, but Tommy had a few more counties under his belt. The outdoor spirit of our Expedition and Mobile ops really adds to the quality of our event. FB es tnx.

Club / Mixed
There was no "fear" in Cape Fear this year, as the team from K4MN, The Cape Fear ARS, managed to stay on top of the heap. NCQP sponsors for the past 10 years, Forsyth ARC - W4NC, just missed the trophy, with the Alamance ARC contingent hot on their heels. Club participation is strongly encouraged, and is a fantastic way to get operators, especially those who may be a bit intimidated by contests, on the air to experience the thrill and excitement of events like NCQP.

Club / SSB
Operating from a rental cabin in Allegheny County, we'll be sending some nice hardware to the Tri- County ARC team- NC4AR, who repeated their 2012 victory. Place and Show go to the Charlotte ARC- W4CQ and the WCARS club- W4MOE. A very respectable effort by all. However, next year we're thinking of hosting a special seminar: "The Joy of Computer Logging" in honor of our beloved paper loggers. Just kidding. We'll take 'em any way we can get 'em.

Most N.C. Multipliers
This turned out to be interesting, but not really, after you think about it. First Place with 78 counties goes to Will, AA4NC, our SO/In-State/Mixed winner. He was followed closely by NT2A, Gennady in New York with 74 counties, John K4BAI in Georgia with 72 and three stations with 71 each, which included Tom, KV8Q and Paul, W8TM in Ohio, and the K4MN team in Cumberland County.

Out of State

Single Operator / Mixed
This was the largest entry class in this year's NCQP with 66 logs submitted. To appreciate the competition, take a look at the detailed scores on our website. What a battle! But, at the end of the day, it was Gennady, NT2A from New York who triumphed with 186 QSO's in 74 counties and a final score of 37,226. Second honors go to Tom, KV8Q in Ohio with 170 Q's in 71 counties and a score of 36,410. Third place finisher Dave, W5CW actually had the most QSO's in this category at 216, but at 62 counties came up just a tad short with a final score of 36,098. Needless to say, these logs were audited and double-checked, as were all the top finishers in every category. There were 4,458 QSO's in this category alone. We should also recognize the FB efforts of our DX competitors. Top score there was from Andreas, DL3GA. Many thanks to all our DX entries, which makes the NCQP even more exciting.

Single Operator / SSB
40 logs were submitted in this category. QSO's from the three Out of State categories accounted for 25% of all QSO's and 56% of the total competitive logs submitted. I'd say county hunters were out in force. Numero Uno by a comfortable margin was Dick, N4ARO with 181 Q's, 63 counties and a score of 23,106. Second place goes to David, W9QL with Chester, K4CTL right behind in third.

Single Operator / QRP
What a hearty bunch this is! 11 QRP logs submitted from 8 states/provinces. Maryland's own Curt, WB8YYY gets the trophy with 97 Q's in 54 counties and a score of 15,706. Very respectable indeed. Curt finished second last year. Well done from all those who care to send the very least.

Final Thoughts

The 2013 NCQP shattered our previous records with 25,060 QSO's vs. 14,783 in 2012 and 11,571 in 2011. That's a 70% increase year over year. Wow ! 40 Meters was the workhorse band, accounting for 62% of all contacts made. As I mentioned earlier, it was 50-50 between Phone and CW.  Take a look at the graphs and statistics on our website for further details.

What a great QSO party. Sincere thanks to all who participated and to the other members of our Committee who worked tirelessly to continue the tradition of making the North Carolina QSO Party one of the best in the country. Also, special thanks to our bonus stations, W4DW who handed out 1,081 QSO's, and, of course, the ever popular and much sought after NI4BK, operating from the radio room of the Battleship USS North Carolina.

See y'all next year.
73,
Marc, W4MPS, NCQP Awards Manager


2013 FULL Detailed Results


Previous Results

2012 NC QSO Party Results - Posted at Forsyth ARC

2011 NC QSO Party Results - Posted at Forsyth ARC

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