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1997 Collegiate Championship Results

The shack at NCSU W4ATC, 1997
The shack at North Carolina
State U. W4ATC, 1997

We have a new winner this year, Caltech W6UE, the fourth different school to with the Collegiate Championship in the four years it has been run. Caltech very narrowly missed a first place finish last year, in the closest finish ever in the history of the contest. This year, though, Caltech not only won the combined category, but dominated each of the CW and Phone categories, and won the combined title by the second largest margin in the Collegiate Championship's history. Second place went to the University of Texas N5XU, up from third place last year, and using a new callsign chosen to honor the first known Amateur Radio station at the university, 5XU of 1921. Penn State K3CR, last year's winner, was a very close third place, scoring ahead of Texas in phone, but behind Texas in CW.

"Well...a suitable title for this (phone) weekend would have been 'Want some antennas with that ice???' At the start of the contest there was at least an inch of ice on EVERYTHING... causing the SWR on every antenna to go crazy over the course of Saturday night... the antenna tuner in the MP really got a work out. Fortunately by Sunday afternoon the ice had melted away and the antennas were back to normal." - K3CR

"Conditions seemed great for the little bit I was on. Some amazing scores!" - K0RX

"I was depressed over missing the CW weekend but I had such a good time that the cups are on me this year!" - WB9JBF

 
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CW Results

CallSchoolQSOsSectionsScore ConferencePowerWon
W6UE Caltech 99079156,420SCIAC HS
K0RX Univ. of Iowa 87079136,460Big 10 LS
WO9S Univ. of Chicago 71279112,496  HS
N5XU Univ. of Texas 70175105,150Big 12 HS
W6YL San Jose State Univ. 68277105,028WAC L 
W1AF Harvard Univ. 68775103,050Ivy H 
W4ATC North Carolina State U. 63879100,804ACC L 
K3CR Penn State Univ. 63974 94,572Big 10 QT
W8EDU Case Western Reserve U. 60675 90,900  L 
WA5BU Baylor Univ. 57777 88,858Big 12 LS
W3EAX Univ. of Maryland 53775 80,550ACC L 
W6BHZ California Poly 49974 73,852Big WestL 
WB9JBFUniv. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 40272 57,888MCC H 
W8GVU Grand Valley State Univ. 31673 46,136  L 
W0EEE Univ. of Missouri-Rolla 27067 36,180MIAA L 
K4KDJ Virginia Tech 11251 11,424Big EastH 
K3TU Temple University 10543 9,030Big EastH 
W8UPD Univ. of Akron 10143 8,686  L 
W8YY Michigan Tech. 6033 3,960  L 
W7UNR Univ. of Nevada-Reno 2821 1,176Big WestLS
WA0KHFIowa State Univ. 1710 340Big 12 L 

Operators

W6UE:    N6VI, W6EJJ, KA6SAR, W4EF, N6ET
K0RX:    K0RX, others
WO9S:    AB4RL, WO9S
N5XU:    AA5BT, KA5WSS
W6YL:    AD6E
W1AF:    KO1O
W4ATC:   KO4PY, KF4ARS, N3QYE
K3CR:    KB3AFT
W8EDU:   AF8A
WA5BU:   K5LH
W3EAX:   NF3I, KF4UNA, KD3FG, N3UBM
W6BHZ:   KD6YNG, KN6WV, N6DE, N6NL
WB9JBF:  WB9UAI
W8GVU:   N8PPQ
W0EEE:   N0ZSE, KI5LT, KB0SXS, KB0SXW
K4KDJ:   WA4DOX, KU4AG, KF4JFG
K3TU:    K0SO, Len Farrell
W8UPD:   KZ3E, KB8NBR
W8YY:    N8TYP, KI8DL
W7UNR:   K7VY, WA2FDK, KJ7YT
WA0KHF:  AD0H, AA9RK, KB4SBY
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Phone Results

CallSchoolQSOsSectionsScore ConferencePowerWon
W6UE Caltech 168779266,546 SCIAC HD
W5YM Univ. of Arkansas 126479199,712 SEC HS
WB9JBFUniv. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 122279193,076 MCC HS
K3CR Penn State Univ. 118579187,230 Big 10 LS
N5XU Univ. of Texas 115879182,964 Big 12 H 
K4UCF Univ. of Central Florida 105879167,164   H 
W1YK Worcester Poly 104479164,952   HS
W2SZ Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst. 93178145,236   H 
W6BHZ California Poly 87579138,250 Big WestHS
W4ATC North Carolina State U. 81079127,980 ACC HS
WO9S Univ. of Chicago 76879121,344   H 
K4KDJ Virginia Tech 71779113,286 Big EastH 
W8SH Michigan State Univ. 69570 97,300 Big 10 H 
W3EAX Univ. of Maryland 59578 92,820 ACC L 
W1MX Mass. Institute of Tech. 53277 81,928   LS
W6YL San Jose State Univ. 51576 78,280 WAC H 
W0EEE Univ. of Missouri-Rolla 46476 70,528 MIAA L 
WA5BU Baylor Univ. 34176 51,832 Big 12 L 
K0RX Univ. of Iowa 35672 51,264 Big 10 L 
W5AC Texas A&M 42655 46,860 Big 12 H 
W8YY Michigan Tech. 31573 45,990   L 
W1AF Harvard Univ. 28664 36,608 Ivy H 
W7UNR Univ. of Nevada-Reno 25567 34,170 Big WestL 
W2KGY Army 24059 28,320   H 
K4USF Univ. of South Florida 11874 17,464   L 
W9UIH Southern Illinois Univ. 12249 11,956   H 
W3VC Carnegie Mellon Univ. 8746 8,004   L 
WA0KHFIowa State Univ. 8031 4,960 Big 12 L 
W8UPD Univ. of Akron 5025 2,500   L 

Operators

W6UE:    N7UE, N6LL, KA6SAR, N9YS
W5YM:    N5UWY, KC5TTQ, KJ5YD, KB5YMO, KB5ZYC, K5GOE, KC5LDC, Heather Bradford, Mark Filipkowski
WB9JBF:  KA9WXN, N9FH, WB9UAI
K3CR:    KB3AFT
N5XU:    KM5FA, KA5WSS
K4UCF:   KU4HZ
W1YK:    W1NT, KA1WIG, N2YHK, N1PFC, KA1YTR, N1PKO, N3VUN, N1LSH
W2SZ:    KA1PRT, KD3NC
W6BHZ:   KD6CVS, KE6SYA, KK6DJ, KF6NJO, N6DE, N6NL
W4ATC:   N3QYE, KF4ARS, KF4MOK
WO9S:    AB4RL, WB9JNZ, WO9S
K4KDJ:   KF4JFG, KC4KLX, N8RDR, KD4RHP, 5B4AFM, KF4NLM, KF4UIW, N4BTO
W8SH:    W8QS, KB8LUV, KB8WFV, KC8IJR, KB8ZQZ
W3EAX:   NF3I, K1RA, KD3FG, AA3QE, KF4UNA, WB3GXW, N3UBM
W1MX:    NJ3C, W1GSL
W6YL:    AD6E
W0EEE:   KB0QQF, KI5LT, N0ZSE, KB0LYI, KB0VLG, KB0SXS, KB0SXW, N0RRS, KB0ZLL
WA5BU:   KC5AMA, KK5KN, KC5KNJ, KD5ANZ, KD5CAA, KB5LNR, N5VHO, John McAnally
K0RX:    K0RX
W5AC:    KC5SYS, W5DZ, W5CA, KC5HHN, AB5HO, KC5VHE
W8YY:    N8TYP, KI8DL, KB9RIR, KG9IF, KC8GYS, N8OUZ, KG9LF, KI8EI
W1AF:    KB1XQ, N1QZY, K1CN
W7UNR:   W7PW, KJ7YT, W7VI, K7VY, KB7IWT, WA2FDK, KC7VVA, KC7TKC, KC7THH
W2KGY:   KJ5HY, KJ6RL, N0WQF, Timothy Schmoyer, Thomas Richardson
K4USF:   KR4YL
W9UIH:   W0TPO
W3VC:    KE3IG, KC8IFJ, N3WFI
WA0KHF:  AA9RK
W8UPD:   KZ3E

Other colleges heard: W4AQL

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Combined Results

CallSchoolCWPhoneTotal
W6UE Caltech 1000 1000 2000
N5XU Univ. of Texas 672 686 1358
K3CR Penn State Univ. 605 702 1307
WO9S Univ. of Chicago 719 455 1174
W4ATC North Carolina State U. 644 480 1124
WB9JBF Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 370 724 1094
K0RX University of Iowa 872 192 1064
W6BHZ California Poly 472 519 991
W6YL San Jose State Univ. 671 294 965
W3EAX Univ. of Maryland 515 348 863
W1AF Harvard Univ. 659 137 796
WA5BU Baylor Univ. 568 194 762
W8EDU Case Western Reserve U. 581 9 590
K4KDJ Virginia Tech 73 425 498
W0EEE Univ. of Missouri-Rolla 231 265 496
W8YY Michigan Tech. 25 173 198
W7UNR Univ. of Nevada-Reno 8 128 136
WA0KHF Iowa State University 2 19 21

Participation by Conference

Conference    CW   Phone   Total
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Big 12         3     4       7
Big 10         2     3       5
ACC            2     2       4
Big West       2     2       4
Big East       2     1       3
Ivy            1     1       2
MIAA           1     1       2
MCC            1     1       2
SCIAC          1     1       2
WAC            1     1       2
SEC            0     1       1
Other          4    11      15
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Total         20    29      49

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

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