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1996 Collegiate Championship Results

Kevin KG5KI at Univ. of Texas W5EHM, 1996
KG5KI operating at Univ.
of Texas W5EHM, 1996

In the closest Collegiate Championship finish ever, Penn State K3CR won the combined category just ahead of Caltech W6UE. Caltech took the top place in CW, beating Penn State by just fourteen QSOs and three sections. But a couple of weekends later, the Nitanny Lions rebounded and while both teams worked a "clean sweep" of all 98 sections, K3CR worked 101 more QSOs. The result was a very close combined score competition, with Penn State pulling through with just 4 more points that Caltech, out of a possible 2000! The combined scores were separated by less than one percent, by far the closest finish ever. Rounding out the top three was the team at the University of Texas W5EHM, up from a seventh place showing the year before.

"My best CW SS to date. This was the first time I used the computer to key the radio in SS...WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!! There is NOTHING like flawless CW in the last few hours of a contest!" - K3CR

 
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CW Results

CallSchoolQSOsSectionsScore ConferencePowerWon
W6UE Caltech 76278118,872   HS
N4YDU North Carolina-Charlotte78972113,616 ConfUSA L 
K3CR Penn State 74875112,200 Big10 L 
W5EHM Univ. of Texas 69075103,500 Big12 HSD
W4ATC North Carolina State U. 60875 91,200 ACC LS
W8EDU Case Western Reserve U. 57377 88,242   L 
KC5OJY Baylor Univ. 50076 76,000 Big12 LS
W3EAX Univ. of Maryland 51072 73,440 ACC LS
WB9JBF Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee40570 56,700   L 
W7UQ Univ. of Idaho 34569 47,610 BigWest LSD
W1AF Harvard Univ. 28566 37,620 Ivy L 
W6BHZ California Poly 20967 28,006 BigWest HS
WO9S Univ. of Chicago 20260 24,240   H 
W9YB Purdue Univ. 13169 18,078 Big10 H 
W8UPD Univ. of Akron 10851 11,016 MAC L 
KC8AYZ Grand Valley State Univ.10247 9,588   L 
W0EEE Univ. of Missouri-Rolla 5126 2,652 MIAA L 
WA3GAY Univ. of Delaware 3920 1,560 Yankee LS
W5YM Univ. of Arkansas 8 8 128 SEC LS

Operators

W6UE:    KA6SAR, N6VI, W6EJJ, N6DLU
N4YDU:   N4YDU
K3CR:    KB3AFT
W5EHM:   AA5BT, KG5KI, N1PVB, KA5WSS
W4ATC:   KO4PY, NA4G, N3QYE
W8EDU:   AF8A, N8ARD, WB8WTS
KC5OJY:  KC5ALW, N5VHO
W3EAX:   NF3I, KE3OM
WB9JBF:  KF9ZI, WB9UAI, N9YTY, KA9WXN
W7UQ:    KI7RO, KB7LFO
W1AF:    KO1O, KC5DJM
W6BHZ:   N6DE, N6ED, N6NL
WO9S:    WO9S
W9YB:    AD4OS, KE4USA
W8UPD:   KZ3E
KC8AYZ:  N8PPQ
W0EEE:   N0ZSE
WA3GAY:  KA3SMZ, N3RDC, WB3FJJ
W5YM:    AH2AK, KK5PO
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Phone Results

CallSchoolQSOsSectionsScore ConferencePowerWon
K3CR Penn State 167778261,612Big10 H 
W6UE Caltech 157678245,856  HS
W5EHM Univ. of Texas 124878194,688Big12 H 
W5YM Univ. of Arkansas 93478145,704SEC HS
W1YK Worcester Poly 89278139,152  HS
W6BHZ California Poly 89077137,060BigWest HS
W4AQL Georgia Tech. 82378128,388ACC H 
K4OJ U. of South Florida 80478125,424ConfUSA LS
WO9S Univ. of Chicago 75378117,468  HS
W4ATC North Carolina State U. 73277112,728ACC HS
W3EAX Univ. of Maryland 56175 84,150ACC L 
W7UQ Univ. of Idaho 49974 73,852BigWest LS
VE2CUA Concordia Univ. 38074 56,240  L 
W0EEE Univ. of Missouri-Rolla 37171 52,682MIAA LS
KC5OJY Baylor Univ. 21668 29,376Big12 L 
W1AF Harvard Univ. 21264 27,136Ivy L 
AE4XO Southern Poly. 18868 25,568SE L 
WB9JBF Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 20655 22,660  H 
W9YB Purdue Univ. 11162 13,764Big10 H 
K4RY Auburn Univ. 13549 13,230SEC L 
K2MFF New Jersey Inst. of Tech. 10543 9,030  Q 
WB5FND Univ. of Houston 5034 3,400ConfUSA H 
WA3GAY Univ. of Delaware 2012 480Yankee LS
W2KGY Army 1714 476  H 
WD4EOG Clemson Univ. 1 1 2ACC L 

Operators

K3CR:    KB3AFT, WA3FET, NW3Z, N3OET
W6UE:    N7UE, KA6SAR, N9YS, KF6EHD
W5EHM:   N1PVB, AA5BT, KG5KI, KA5WSS
W5YM:    N5UWY, K5GOE, KC5LDC, AH2AK, KK5PO, KC5EQJ, KC5TTQ
W1YK:    N1RRS, N1TLE, W1NT, N1WHI, KA1WIG, KA1YTR, N3VUN
W6BHZ:   KC6WOT, KD6CVS, KE6SYA, N6DE, N6ED
W4AQL:   N4CXF, N7FYT, KE4IWN, WA4KXY, N2NSZ, KC5PPV, W4RU, KE4TFV
K4OJ:    KR4YL, K4OJ, K1KNQ, KD4YDS, KD4HVC
WO9S:    AB4RL, N9DC, WB9JNZ, WO9S
W4ATC:   N3QYE, KF4HQT, KF4MOK, AA4NC, KO4PY, AD4RC, KD4SKW
W3EAX:   NF3I, N3NKI
W7UQ:    KI7RO, KB7LFO
VE2CUA:  VE2DUB, VE2XB, VE2HFX, VE2HKS
W0EEE:   KB0QQF, KC5WJN, KB0LYI, N0RRS, N0ZSE, KB0VLG, N9VYE
KC5OJY:  N5VHO, KK5KN, KB2RVB, KC5CGH
W1AF:    KO1O, KC5DJM, N1XDB, N1EXQ
AE4XO:   AE4XO, KE4WIO
WB9JBF:  WB9UAI, N9YTY, KA9WXN
W9YB:    AD4OS, KE4USA
K4RY:    KE4TNK, KE4USO, KR4Y
K2MFF:   KF2TN, N2SMS
WB5FND:  N5LJV, N5VTU
WA3GAY:  N3RDC, KA3SMZ, N3WQW, WB3FJJ
W2KGY:   KJ5HY
WD4EOG:  KE4RGY

Other colleges heard: KP4VA, K6LY, W8UPD, W9UIH

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Combined Results

CallSchoolCWPhoneTotal
K3CR Penn State 944 1000 1944
W6UE Caltech 1000 940 1940
W5EHM Univ. of Texas 871 744 1615
W4ATC North Carolina State U. 767 431 1198
W3EAX Univ. of Maryland 618 322 940
W6BHZ California Poly 236 524 760
KC5OJY Baylor Univ. 639 112 751
W7UQ Univ. of Idaho 401 282 683
WO9S Univ. of Chicago 204 449 653
WB9JBF Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 477 87 564
W5YM Univ. of Arkansas 1 557 558
W1AF Harvard Univ. 316 104 420
W0EEE Univ. of Missouri-Rolla 22 201 223
W9YB Purdue Univ. 152 53 205
WA3GAY Univ. of Delaware 13 2 15

Participation by Conference

Conference      CW    SSB    Total
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ACC              2     4       6
Big 10           2     2       4
Big West         2     2       4
Big 12           2     1       3
ConfUSA          1     2       3
SEC              1     2       3
Ivy              1     1       2
Yankee           1     1       2
MAC              1     0       1
MIAA             1     0       1
SE               0     1       1

N/A              5     7      12
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                19    23      42

The Won column lists the ARRL award the station won. (S=Section, D=Division, T=Top Ten)

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Last updated: 6 November 2011