It’s Official! K3LR Wins Both SSB and CW in the 2018 CQWWDX Contests
In a breathtakingly close match with W3LPL, the ops at K3LR managed to come out on top in the 2018 CQWWDX CW Contest, the results of which were announced in early May.
Once again, the two rival stations turned in very similar scores. After losing to LPL in 2017 by just 149,479 points, K3LR turned things around and managed an extra 292,978 points in 2018 to edge past their perennial Maryland rivals. Their win was achieved by making a mere 54 more contacts and 6 more mults than the ‘LPL ops. That’s 54 out of 8,305 contacts! What a vivid demonstration of the importance of every Q and mult!
The official results for the SSB weekend announced a month earlier confirmed that the K3LR team also came out on top in North America and managed to come in second-place in the world. This was K3LR’s 14th straight win in the SSB weekend. We are tempted to state that K3LR is unbeatable in the CQWWDX SSB Contest!
Other NCC members turned in excellent performances in the 2018 CW weekend. Western-NY based W2FU managed to come in second in the US in the Multi Single category with 8.5 million points. Member VE3EJ, whose scores usually go to the Ontario Contest Club, came out on top in this category in North America with 11.9 million points. In Multi-Two, the ops at K8AZ managed to keep Tom’s rebuilt station on the air for 48 hours and turn in a score of 9.1 million points, putting them in 4th place in this really competitive category. W1NN, operating in the multi-single LP category with friend N2BA from VP9I, managed to come in first place NA and second place world with a score of 5.4 million (half went to NCC).