K3LR Captures Both CW & SSB N.A. Wins in 2018 CQWWDX Tests!
2018 was a great year in the CQWWDX contests for the K3LR multi-multi station. Tim’s fantastic setup and first-rate ops managed to place first in North America in both the CW and the SSB weekends, a feat that they have not managed since 2014.
Based on claimed scores, the West Middlesex, PA ops squeaked past rival W3LPL in the CW competition by a margin of just 341,056 points after being edged out by the same station by 149,479 points in 2017. The claimed scores for the two stations were 19,486,811 for K3LR versus 19,145,755 for W3LPL. In 2017, the scores were 17,248,623 for ‘LPL and 17,099,144 for ‘LR. The margins of victory in both years were less than 2%!
In the SSB weekend, Tim’s ops delivered the 14th straight North American victory for K3LR. What an incredible record. The scores were not even close, with K3LR making over 1,000 more contacts than second-place KC1XX in New Hampshire and nearly 1,300 more QSO’s than their Maryland rival W3LPL. It seems that K3LR really owns the CQWW DX SSB contest in North America and can only be beat by stations in Zone 33 and other geographically advantaged locations. Congratulations, Tim!