K3LR Adds 11th Straight Win in 2015 CQ WW SSB
Once again, the ops at K3LR captured the top prize in the Multi-op Multi-transmitter category in the 2015 CQ WW DX SSB contest, registering their 11th straight NA win in the top SSB contesting event of the year.
Tim’s crew managed 12,458 contacts and 31.6 million points, some 8 million points ahead of second-place W3LPL. Their 2015 score was nearly 6 million points behind the all-time North American record of 37.4 million points they set in 2013, a clear indication that conditions have declined considerably over the last two years. The 2015 score was their fifth best score ever, trailing their scores in 2013, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
K3LR’s 2015 score placed them second in the world behind only the Russian crew operating at CN2AA and ahead of HK1NA, PJ2T, DF0HQ and 9A1A.
Over at K8AZ, Tom’s crew put in a heroic effort in the Multi-One category but was edged out by the ops at K6ND/1 to place second with a score of 8,447,173, just a hair behind the ‘ND score of 8,571,050. The K8AZ ops actually found more zones than the guys in New England (166 vs 157) but were about 200 contacts and 11 countries behind. A great performance from Ohio to be sure. The W2FU ops managed to place fourth in the same Multi-One category just behind NV9L.
In the single op category, Alex LZ4AX operating again from K3CR managed to place first in North America in the non-assisted low power category with a score of 3.6 million points. Alex put 42.5 hours in the chair in his winning effort.
Finally, in the SOAB QRP category, K8ZT overpowered (that’s a joke) his competitors to place first in the United States with 424 contacts. Anthony’s score put him in second place in North America and sixth worldwide!
Congratulations to all the ops at K3LR, K8AZ and W2FU and to LZ4AX and K8ZT!