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« on: June 28, 2023, 07:23:39 AM »


The 2023 AM Rally preliminary results are tabulated.  This year's Rally was somewhat different that previous Rallys.  We had the most foreign countries logged, and the most contacts on the higher bands.  This, of course, was due to the higher sunspot activity, and thus the higher bands were open.

80 Meters was still the most popular band, however 10 meters made a very good showing, along with 40 meters.

The IC-7300 was BY FAR the most popular transmitter.  In fact, Icom in general was the overall most popular commercial brand.

The full report and complete details can be found at:
http://www.amrally.com/results_2023.txt

A summary version of the results follow.  Click the link above for the full details:




All Rally submissions sorted by points.
Note: States = US States + Canadian Provinces + Other Countries:

      W1OC: category: E, 238 contacts,  68 states, score: 306
     W1VCM: category: J,  82 contacts,  30 states, score: 112
     K5RWD: category: C,  76 contacts,  33 states, score: 109
     KD1SH: category: A,  65 contacts,  33 states, score:  98
     W4GON: category: I,  57 contacts,  32 states, score:  89
     N1MUC: category: A,  50 contacts,  20 states, score:  70
     N9AMI: category: H,  44 contacts,  26 states, score:  70
     W4SVA: category: B,  40 contacts,  29 states, score:  69
     K8JLY: category: B,  41 contacts,  26 states, score:  67
    KD0EZS: category: A,  41 contacts,  24 states, score:  65
      W2XR: category: B,  42 contacts,  22 states, score:  64
     AC7DA: category: A,  45 contacts,  18 states, score:  63
      N4DJ: category: A,  31 contacts,  22 states, score:  53
      WX3K: category: A,  28 contacts,  18 states, score:  46
    WA1QIX: category: D,  26 contacts,  18 states, score:  44
     W7TMD: category: A,  24 contacts,  16 states, score:  40
     W4DEX: category: A,  21 contacts,  14 states, score:  35
     AI6LY: category: A,  19 contacts,  12 states, score:  31
    WD4LUR: category: A,  17 contacts,  14 states, score:  31
    KD7RIX: category: G,  21 contacts,   9 states, score:  30
    WA3GDS: category: C,  15 contacts,  14 states, score:  29
    KC9HFR: category: D,  14 contacts,  14 states, score:  28
      W5LL: category: I,  16 contacts,  11 states, score:  27
     K1GMM: category: C,  17 contacts,   9 states, score:  26
    WB1GCM: category: A,  14 contacts,  11 states, score:  25
      NA1S: category: A,  16 contacts,   8 states, score:  24
     N7AND: category: A,  13 contacts,   4 states, score:  17
     K1ZRS: category: A,   7 contacts,   6 states, score:  13
      W7MS: category: H,   7 contacts,   6 states, score:  13
    KC8ZUL: category: G,   6 contacts,   6 states, score:  12
     N4JGO: category: I,   6 contacts,   5 states, score:  11
     W2PHL: category: D,   6 contacts,   5 states, score:  11
    KA1SHU: category: B,   6 contacts,   2 states, score:   8
      WO4K: category: C,   4 contacts,   4 states, score:   8
     N3XKB: category: C,   4 contacts,   3 states, score:   7
      K8DI: category: G,   3 contacts,   3 states, score:   6
      NA1S: category: A,   3 contacts,   3 states, score:   6
    WA4LDU: category: C,   3 contacts,   3 states, score:   6
      W6ZZ: category: C,   2 contacts,   2 states, score:   4
    WB2JCC: category: I,   2 contacts,   2 states, score:   4
    KF0ENS: category: C,   1 contacts,   1 states, score:   2
     KM4RK: category: C,   1 contacts,   1 states, score:   2
      N2BE: category: A,   1 contacts,   1 states, score:   2

Categories:
A = Vacuum Tube Commercial AM Amateur Equipment (KW1, 32V3, DX-100, etc.)
B = Home brew largely vacuum tube transmitter
C = Commercially built solid state transmitter
D = Home brew solid state transmitter
E = Hybred (solid state and tubes) commercially built transmitting equipment
F = Hybred (solid state and tubes) home built
G = Converted AM Broadcast transmitter
H = Military transmitting equipment
I = Software Based (SDR) Flex, Anan, etc.
J = Category not specified

Power Levels:
1 = 5 Watts or Less (QRP)
2 = Greater than 5, through 30 Watts
3 = Greater than 30, through 100 Watts
4 = Greater than 100, through 250 Watts
5 = Greater than 250 Watts, up to the FCC legal limit

Categories and power levels are combined to create a station class.
   Example: B5 = Vacuum tube home built running 250 watts up to the legal limit.

Submissions sorted by category, then by points:
Category A5:
     N1MUC,  70 points
     AC7DA,  63 points
     W7TMD,  40 points
    WD4LUR,  31 points
      NA1S,  24 points
      NA1S,   6 points
Category A4:
     KD1SH,  98 points
    KD0EZS,  65 points
    W1VCM-A, 43 points
     AI6LY,  31 points
    WB1GCM,  25 points
     K1ZRS,  13 points
Category A3:
      N4DJ,  53 points
      WX3K,  46 points
     W4DEX,  35 points
Category A2:
     N7AND,  17 points
      N2BE,   2 points
Category B5:
     W4SVA,  69 points
      W2XR,  64 points
    KA1SHU,   8 points
Category B3:
     K8JLY,  67 points
Category C5:
      WO4K,   8 points
     N3XKB,   7 points
Category C4:
     K5RWD, 109 points
Category C3:
    WA3GDS,  29 points
     K1GMM,  26 points
    KF0ENS,   2 points
Category C2:
    WA4LDU,   6 points
      W6ZZ,   4 points
     KM4RK,   2 points
Category D5:
    WA1QIX,  44 points
Category D4:
    KC9HFR,  28 points
     W2PHL,  11 points
Category E4:
      W1OC, 306 points
Category F0:
Category G5:
    W1VCM-G, 79 points
    KD7RIX,  30 points
    KC8ZUL,  12 points
      K8DI,   6 points
Category H5:
     N9AMI,  70 points
Category H4:
      W7MS,  13 points
Category I4:
     W4GON,  89 points
      W5LL,  27 points
Category I3:
     N4JGO,  11 points
    WB2JCC,   4 points

Total unique calls logged: 590

Total Contacts Logged: 1256

Percentage Contacts by band:
  160 Meters: 2.23
   80 Meters: 42.68
   40 Meters: 21.42
   20 Meters: 7.09
   15 Meters: 5.81
   10 Meters: 20.70
   6 Meters: 0.08

States/Provinces/Counties worked, with contact counts:
106 Connecticut:CT
103 New York:NY
 81 Massachusetts:MA
 71 New Hampshire:NH
 66 Texas:TX
 58 Virginia:VA
 57 Pennsylvania:PA
 49 Washington:WA
 45 Ohio:OH
 36 Wisconsin:WI
 35 Maryland:MD
 34 New Jersey:NJ
 33 California:CA
 31 Maine:ME
 28 Oregon:OR
 28 Tennessee:TN
 28 Vermont:VT
 25 Illinois:IL
 21 Arizona:AZ
 21 ->Great Brittan:GB
 18 North Carolina:NC
 16 Idaho:ID
 15 Minnesota:MN
 15 Nevada:NV
 12 Indiana:IN
 12 Michigan:MI
 12 Missouri:MO
 11 Kansas:KS
 10 Arkansas:AR
 10 Colorado:CO
 10 North Dakota:ND
 10 ->Italy:IT
  9 Florida:FL
  8 Georgia:GA
  8 Rhode Island:RI
  8 West Virginia:WV
  8 ->Portugal:PT
  8 ->Ontario (Canada):ON
  7 New Mexico:NM
  7 Oklahoma:OK
  6 South Dakota:SD
  6 ->Switzerland:CH
  5 Iowa:IA
  5 South Carolina:SC
  5 Utah:UT
  5 ->Alberta (Canada):AB
  4 ->Germany:DE
  4 ->Netherlands:NL
  3 Alabama:AL
  3 Kentucky:KY
  3 Nebraska:NE
  3 ->Quebec(Canada):QC
  3 ->Austria:AT
  2 Alaska:AK
  2 Mississippi:MS
  2 ->Poland:PL
  2 ->France:FR
  1 Louisiana:LA
  1 Montana:MT
  1 ->Ukraine:UA
  1 ->Northwest Territories (Canada):NT
  1 ->Iceland:IS
  1 ->Japan:JP
  1 ->Italy:IT
  1 ->Puerto Rico:PR
  1 ->Sweden:SE
  1 ->Romania:RO
  1 ->Denmark:DK
  1 ->Ireland:IE
  1 ->El Calvador:ES
  1 ->Manitoba (Canada):MB
  1 ->New Zealand:NZ
  0 Delaware:DE
  0 Hawaii:HI
  0 Wyoming:WY

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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2023, 09:18:27 AM »

Thanks, Steve, and everyone else who contributes to making this excellent event possible. I'm not a contester — I've never participated in a traditional HF contest in my life — but the AM Rally is more than that: it's a way for an underappreciated and often outright denigrated group of outliers to stand up and wave our banner. I'm glad for the chance to be a part of it!
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2023, 11:56:12 AM »

This was my first Rally with a real 40 meter antenna. I hadn't given it much thought before, but now, looking back at my log, I see that 58% of my contacts were made there, as opposed to 35% on 80 meters. It's hard to be scientific about it — was it just happenstance? — did I spend more time there? — but I figure that the 40 meter band's more persistent propagation throughout the daylight hours was a factor, as well as the fact that 80 meters gets crowded toward evening: a condition which doesn't favor PW stations like mine. I had fun on 10 meters, although I only made a few contacts there — probably because I was only running 25 watts into a fiberglass vertical. I'm thinking of putting up a dedicated 10 meter antenna in time for next year's Rally. Foreign DX in the Rally — now that would be cool!
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