Contest scores

This page keeps track of my past radio contest scores so I can remember how I did and what my best results are. It probably doesn’t mean a lot to anyone else, though. I know I’m never going to be really competitive, so my goal is to compete with myself and best my previous high scores.

These are the contests I go out of the way to participate in and submit a log:

And then these are contests I sometimes participate in, or would like to get serious about:

VHF/UHF Contests

2017 January VHF

Call Used K1SIG
Location Merrimack
Operators KG6CIH, WA1TE
Score 1635
QSOs/Mults Total 94/15
QSOs/Mults By Band 6m: 50/5, 2m: 29/5, 1.25m: 7/3, 70cm: 8/2
Awards

Very poor propagation prevented us from getting out of New England at all, but we still managed a record score from my house. We tried CW and MSK144 modes for increasing our grid totals, but it didn’t matter. We quit early because of how slow it was.

2016 September VHF

Call Used K1SIG/R
Location FN33 (Equinox), FN32 (Hogback), FN42 (Sean’s house)
Operators KG6CIH, WA1TE
Score 6750
QSOs/Mults Total 114/45
QSOs/Mults By Band 6m: 38/12, 2m: 40/12, 1.25m: 17/9, 70cm: 19/9
Awards #1 New England, #5 US limited rover

This was our first time roving. We got to Equinox late and were limited to only about 80 minutes of operating time before the road closed, and then weather on Sunday prevented us from operating from Kearsarge so we had to go back to Hogback. We added a 1.25m transverter and beam which meant that band was at least as useful as 70cm.

2016 January VHF

Call Used K1SIG
Location Merrimack
Operators KG6CIH, WA1TE
Score 1222
QSOs/Mults Total 88/13
QSOs/Mults By Band 6m: 57/5, 2m: 25/4, 1.25m: 3/2, 70cm: 3/2
Awards #1 NH Multi-operator limited

This was the first multi-operator contest. Conditions were not good.

2015 September VHF

Call Used KG6CIH
Location Merrimack
Score 1520
QSOs/Mults Total 65/20
QSOs/Mults By Band 6m: 31/11, 2m: 17/5, 1.25m: 4/2, 70cm: 7/2
Awards

For this contest, I ran more coax allowing me to get back up on 1.25m FM which added a couple more mults to a really good total. Even though 6m and 2m contact totals were low, I did very well with the multipliers on each.

2015 January VHF

Call Used KG6CIH
Location Merrimack
Score 1078
QSOs/Mults Total 87/11
QSOs/Mults By Band 6m: 49/6, 2m: 27/3, 70cm: 11/2
Awards

I added a 70cm beam to the stack, which meant I didn’t have enough coax and had to use the 1.25m run for it. This gamble paid off, as I made more contacts on 70cm SSB than I would have on 1.25m FM.

2014 September VHF

Call Used KG6CIH
Location Merrimack
Score 780
QSOs/Mults Total 58/13
QSOs/Mults By Band 6m: 40/8, 2m: 16/4, 1.25m: 2/1
Awards

I added large beams on 6m and 2m from someone who was moving, which definitely increased my grid and QSO totals. This was the first VHF contest I felt like I was really operating in.

2014 January VHF

Call Used KG6CIH
Location Merrimack
Score 216
QSOs/Mults Total 34/6
QSOs/Mults By Band 6m: 31/3, 2m: 1/1, 1.25m: 2/2
Awards

First VHF contest. I used a dipole for 6m, an HT for 2m, and an FM mobile for 1.25m. It was a very slow event for me.

ARRL HF Contests

2016 ARRL Sweepstakes SSB

Call Used KG6CIH
Location Merrimack
Score 4324
QSOs/Mults Total 47/46
Awards

I focused more on trying to get a clean sweep than a high score, which meant I tended to skip over a station if I already had that multiplier. I think getting a clean sweep in just the SSB contest is unlikely.

CQ Contests

2016 CQ WW 160m SSB

Call Used KG6CIH
Location Merrimack
Score 3270
Contacts 70
Awards #1 NH Low power single operator (unofficial)

I focused more on getting US states for 160m WAS instead of my score.

2015 CQ WW DX SSB

Call Used KG6CIH
Location Merrimack
Score 589
Contacts 11
Awards

I didn’t seriously participate in this contest but uploaded a log to help out the people I made contacts with.