Contest Results

Historically, I’ve operating contests and DX’ed quite a bit. Most of my serious contesting took place at W5EHM/N5XU, the station of the University of Texas Amateur Radio Club. But I’ve also operated from W5KFTK5TR/WB5VZLN3BBN5AU and 6D2X, usually as part of multi-operator efforts. If you see a callsign other than my own below you can be certain it was a multi-op effort.

Here are some of those results:

ARRL CW Sweepstakes

YearCallsignQSOsSectsScoreResult
1986W5EHM77273112,71210th in US, 1st in STX
1989W5EHM83077127,820Unofficial
1995W5EHM52333,4327th in STX (Single Op)
1996W5EHM69075103,5001st in West Gulf Division
1997N5XU70175105,1501st in STX

ARRL Phone Sweepstakes

YearCallsignQSOsSectsScoreResult
1986W5EHM87472125,8563rd in STX
1987W5EHM101675152,4001st in STX
1988W5EHM115476175,4081st in STX
1989W5EHM147477226,99610th in US, 1st in STX
1990W5EHM130977178,486Unofficial
1992W5EHM131177201,8941st in STX
1993W5EHM114374169,1642nd in STX
1994W5EHM69573101,4704th in STX
1995W5EHM3437249,3924th in STX
1996W5EHM124878194,6882nd In STX
1997N5XU115879182,9643rd in STX
1998N5XU123179175,5385th in Collegiate Championships
2020KA5WSS1205312,7203rd in SF
2021KA5WSS1156013,8002nd SF, 7th Pacific
2022KA5WSS1005210,4002nd SF, 10th Pacific
2023KA5WSS1466619,272

ARRL DX CW

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS1709246,920#1 SF, #6 Pacific
2024KA5WSS22713793,297

ARRL DX Phone

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
1988W5EHM35067UnknownUnknown
1989W5EHM269145117,0155th in 5th call area
19936D2X13,85734814.6 Meg1st Worldwide, New Record
1998N5XU690238492,660#3 STX, #3 West Gulf
2005KA5WSS855714,535#10 STX
2020KA5WSS5345#2 SF
2023KA5WSS21710065,100#1 SF, #1 Pacific

ARRL RTTY Roundup

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2021KA5WSS140394,9921st Place SF
2022KA5WSS158416,4781st SF, 2nd Pacific
2023KA5WSS112Unofficial
2024KA5WSS2516115,311

ARRL International Digital Contest

YearCallsignQSOsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS1821,573

CQ WW CW

YearCallsignQSOsCtysZonesScoreResult
2022KA5WSS108464024,424#8 in CA
2023KA5WSS79374717,388

CQ WW Phone

YearCallsignQSOsCtysZonesScoreResult
1987W5EHM33212670169,7367th in 5th Call Area
1988W5EHM596240103557,7188th in 5th Call Area
1989W5EHM62027096599,8745th in 5th Call Area
1992N5AU5,14271018012,427,0701st in 5th Area, 5th NA
2019KA5WSS1010846828th in CA
2023KA5WSS100614427,930

CQ WPX CW

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS1211242

CQ WPX Phone

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2022KA5WSS1058516,490#16 in W6
2023KA5WSS15811129,970#18 in W6

CQ WPX RTTY

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS18911532,085#8 in W6
2024KA5WSS131

CQ WW RTTY

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS825211,662#14 in CA

IARU HF Championship

YearCallsignQSOsZonesScoreResult
1989KA5WSS868108334,0449th US/VE, 2nd STX
1990KA5WSS1008100338,4005th US/VE, 1st STX
1991KA5WSS97849130,0465th US/VE, 1st STX
1992KA5WSS62478183,6162nd STX
1996W5EHM4176075,9002nd STX
1997W5EHM3477177,1772nd STX
1999N5XU908126397,1521st STX
2004KA5WSS1585328,3021st STX, Zone 7
2005KA5WSS1664422,4401st STX, Zone 7
2012KA5WSS1386925,806#2 STX, #4 WG, #7 Zone 7
2019KA5WSS4424#1 ENY, #2 Hudson
2022KA5WSS76408,080Unofficial

JA DX Contest Phone

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS1413286

NA QSO Party CW (January)

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS38331,254
2024KA5WSS106677,102

NA QSO Party CW (August)

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2022KA5WSS1513195#22 in CA, #333

NA QSO Party Phone (January)

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2010KA5WSS5318954#28 in TX, #536
2022KA5WSS73453,285#29 in CA, #451
2023KA5WSS124799,796#8 in CA
2024KA5WSS117728,030

NA QSO Party Phone (August)

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
1994WB5VZL??229,2621st Place, New Record
1996W5EHM40311747,15110th W/VE
2011KA5WSS99393,861#10 in TX, #187
2020KA5WSS2013260#60 in CA, #865
2022KA5WSS2219418#9 in CA, #164
2023KA5WSS3623828#13 in CA

NA QSO Party RTTY (February)

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS37321,184#23 in CA
2024KA5WSS72

NA QSO Party RTTY (July)

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS1714238#27 in CA

ARRL 10M

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
1992N3BB4037573,650#5 STX
2011KA5WSS1455616,240#3 STX, #5 West Gulf
2022KA5WSS1667038,080#1 SF, #4 Pacific
2023KA5WSS2128354,116

BC QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS1613700#1 in CA

CA QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2022KA5WSS109235,014#2 Sonoma, #18 CA
2023KA5WSS81122,016

Canadian Prairie Provinces QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS7535#2 in CA (Low Power)

GA QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS5436#5 in CA

ID QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS1713486#3 in CA

LA QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS4342

MN QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS1411308

MO QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS910170

MS QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS5432

NC QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS1010340

NM QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS87168

OK QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS1110280

SC QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS45290

VT QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS2214#7 in CA

VA QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS226

WI QSO Party

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS992622nd in CA?

Worldwide Digi DX Contest

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2022KA5WSS119488,83212th in CA

FT Roundup

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2022KA5WSS2835515,015#6 in CA, #157 WW
2023KA5WSS3376621,714#2 in CA, #111 WW

JARTS RTTY

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS67

OK DX RTTY

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS20

VOLTA RTTY

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResults
2023KA5WSS1099,180

Field Day

YearCallsignQSOsScore
2018W6AJF4282,212
2019W6AJF4422,398
2020KA5WSS163650
2022W6AJF4052,072
2023W6AJF4452,594

RAC Winter

YearCallsignQSOsMultsScoreResult
2023KA5WSS106660

GridLoc

YearCallsignQSOsGridsScoreResult
1995KA5WSS41315463,6021st place Worldwide
1996W5EHM29713840,9861st place M2 Worldwide

ARRL January VHF Contest

YearCallsignQSOsGridsScoreResult
1990W5EHM5525Unofficial (Single Op)
1998N5XU27011233,6001st in West Gulf, Record
1999N5XU103364,5361st in STX
2022KA5WSS2792702nd in SF, 6th in Pacific
2023KA5WSS1691711st in SF, 4th in Pacific
2024KA5WSS212

ARRL June VHF Contest

YearCallsignQSOsGridsScoreResult
1989W5EHM20142803rd in STX
1998N5XU106789,516Unofficial (Single Op)
1999N5XU132477,3322nd in STX (Single Op)
2004KA5WSS2013260#6 STX
2011KA5WSS1615240#7 STX
2019KA5WSS224#1 SF
2020KA5WSS196108#4 SF
2021KA5WSS52241,176#1 SF, #4 Pacific
2023KA5WSS3823713#3 SF, #13 Pacific

ARRL September VHF Contest

YearCallsignQSOsGridsScoreResult
1989W5EHM5210Unofficial (Single Op)
1990W5EHM224Unofficial (Single Op)
1996W5EHM71201,4601st in STX, 3rd in Midwest
1998N5XU2049721,9221st in STX, 3rd in Midwest
2020KA5WSS156901st in SF, 6th in Pacific
2022KA5WSS8540#1 SF, #4 Pacific

CQ WW VHF Contest

YearCallsignQSOsGridsScoreResult
1997W5EHM159162Unofficial (Single Op)
2020KA5WSS1045231st in CA
2022KA5WSS43231,0126th in CA

50 MHz Sprint

YearCallsignQSOsGridsScoreResult
1989W5EHM6530Unknown (Single Op)

144 MHz Sprint

YearCallsignQSOsGridsScoreResult
1998N5XU197133101st Place out of 129!

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