The Collegiate Championship: Intercollegiate Amateur Radio Contesting
Home   News   Rules   Results   FAQ   Conferences   Records   Participation

2005 Collegiate Championship Results

W8EDU web site
Yvette KB3HTS operating the 2005 Collegiate Championship at Case Western Reserve University W8EDU.

In one of the closest finishes in recent years, the overall combined competition in the Collegiate Championship was won by Hesston College K0HC in only the second year that it has participated. Stanford University W6YX, after six consecutive first-place finishes, took second-place in the combined results in 2005. Third place went to Case Western Reserve University W8EDU, in the top three for the first time since 1995!

After three years of slightly declining participation, 2005 had three more competitive entries than 2004, with two more schools entering both the CW and phone competitions. The Pac 10 and the Big 10 lead the other conferences with three entries each in 2005. Stanford W6YX continues to dominate the Pac 10, winning the conference's CW, phone, and combined competition for the ninth consecutive year. Michigan State University W8SH beat out Big 10 rivals the University of Michigan W8UM and the University of Wisconsin-Madison W9YT in the phone competition, only the second time Michigan State has won a Big 10 conference competition.

Only two colleges and universities entered the contest for the first time ever in 2005. Plymouth State University K1PSC from New Hampshire entered the CW competition and the University of Southern California W6YV entered in the phone competition. For the second year in a row, no team scores a top ten record score in either the CW competition or the phone competition. The Big 12 and the Ivy League continue their traditions of being the only two conferences with at least one participating college or university every year since the Collegiate Championship began.

 
------------------------------------------------------------

CW Results

CallSchoolQSOsSectionsScore ConferencePowerWon
K0HC Hesston College 992 79 156,736  H  
W8EDU Case Western Reserve Univ. 832 80 133,120 UAA H S
W6YX Stanford Univ. 791 79 124,978 Pac 10 H  
K1PSC Plymouth State University 131 52 13,624 Little EastH  
W1AF Harvard Univ. 9045 8,100 Ivy H  
N7BYU Brigham Young Univ. 59 39 4,602 Mountain West L  
N0UNL Univ. of Nebraska 37 33 2,442 Big 12 L  
W9PU Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis 44 29 2,552 Mid-ContinentH  
W4ATC North Carolina State Univ. 7 6 84 ACCH  

Operators

K0HC:   W0BH
W8EDU:  AF8A, W8RZ, W8WTS
W6YX:   K6OWL, KJ9U
K1PSC:  AE1T
W1AF:   AA9RB, AA4AE
N7BYU:  AD7BN
N0UNL:  WD0HBR, N0KIS
W9PU:   N9IV, N9YM, KD5FEG
W4ATC:  AA3QE

Soapbox

"We got off to a slow start, and never really found the momentum this year. Although there were no absolutely outstanding hours, there were no completely lost hours either. Steady progress was the theme this year. All bands were very noisy, especially Saturday night. Hats off to all of the operators that were patient and provided fills." - W8WTS (@ Case Western Reserve Univ. W8EDU)

"We had a good time activating the station for Sweepstakes. Our operating time was less than four hours on Saturday night, so we missed a lot of the close-in multipliers. The big challenge was getting lots of requests for repeats on our check (09)." - AA9RB (@ Harvard Univ. W1AF)

------------------------------------------------------------

Phone Results

CallSchoolQSOsSectionsScore ConferencePowerWon
K0HC Hesston College 1498 80 239,680  H  
W6YX Stanford Univ. 1184 80 189,440 Pac 10 H S
W6UE Caltech 734 80 117,440 SCIAC H  
W1MX Massachusetts Inst. of Technology 753 77 115,962 NEFC H  
W5YM Univ. of Arkansas 547 80 87,520SEC H  
W8SH Michigan State Univ. 436 75 65,400 Big 10 H  
W1AF Harvard Univ. 43874 64,824 Ivy H  
N0UNL Univ. of Nebraska 363 75 54,450 Big 12 L  
W4AQL Georgia Tech 30279 47,716 ACC H S
W8UM Univ. of Michigan 248 72 35,712 Big 10 H  
W0HSC North Dakota State Univ. 244 69 33,672 North Central IntercollegiateH  
W9UIH Southern Illinois Univ. 156 69 21,528 Great Lakes Valley H  
W8EDU Case Western Reserve Univ. 155 57 17,670 UAA L  
W9PU Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis 124 70 17,360 Mid-ContinentH  
W9YT Univ. of Wisc.-Madison 122 47 11,468 Big 10 L  
N7BYU Brigham Young Univ. 77 42 6,468 Mountain West L  
W6YV Univ. of Southern California 56 29 3,248 Pac 10 H  
WA1ABC Comm. College of Rhode Island 5028 2,800   L  

Operators

K0HC:    W0BH, N0KZV, N0LRA, N0LQU, KA0WHY, KD7ZYS
W6YX:    K6OWL, KJ9U, W6LD, W6RQ
W6UE:    KA6SAR
W1MX:    AG4ZP, K2TJ, KF4KJQ, WG1Z, KT1D, N8IV
W5YM:    K5CV, K5FXB, KC5EQJ, KC5IPO, KD5RTQ, KE5BGQ, KE5GIK
W8SH:    WZ8T, K8MAS, KD8BXT, W8KAR, WB8LZG
W1AF:    AA4AE, AA9RB, K1VR, N1QZY
N0UNL:   KC0UJC, N0KIS, WD0BGZ
W4AQL:   KE4DSD, KF4LVZ, KG4SJZ, KI4APH, KI4KTI
W8UM:    KG6URI, WD8DPA, KA8WFC, W8AHB
W0HSC:   many
W9UIH:   W0TPO
W8EDU:   AF8A, W8RZ, W8WTS
W9PU:    KD5FEG, N9YM
W9YT:    K9ITW, KC9CJW, WA9SE
N7BYU:   AD7BN
W6YV:    NO6LE, KG6CUK
WA1ABC:  W1HI, N1SMK, N1SWL

Other colleges and universities heard: W4BUC, W7UQ, K8ITT


Soapbox

"This was our first Sweepstakes contest from the university club station. We had a great time." - WD0BGZ (@ Univ. of Nebraska N0UNL)

"Once again many of our contacts were warmly greeted with comments like, 'Great to hear W8UM on the air', 'Go MICHIGAN!', and of course, 'GO BLUE!'. Ham radio is a lot of fun, hanging out with friends and working contests is exciting, but being part of a 90+ year tradition and connecting to the University of Michigan community via ham radio is even better." - KA8WFC (@ W8UM)

------------------------------------------------------------

Combined Results

CallSchoolCWPhoneTotal
K0HC Hesston College 1000 1000 2000
W6YX Stanford Univ. 797 790 1587
W8EDU Case Western Reserve Univ.849 74 923
W1AF Harvard Univ. 52 270 322
N0UNL Univ. of Nebraska 16 227 243
W9PU Indiana U.-Purdue U. Indianapolis167288
N7BYU Brigham Young Univ. 29 27 56

Participation by Conference

Conference          CW    SSB    Total
----------          --    ---    -----
Pac 10               1     2       3
Big 10               0     3       3
Big 12               1     1       2
ACC                  1     1       2
Ivy                  1     1       2
Mid-Continent        1     1       2
Mountain West        1     1       2
UAA                  1     1       2
Little East          1     0       1
Great Lakes Valley   0     1       1
NCI                  0     1       1
NEFC                 0     1       1
SCIAC                0     1       1
SEC                  0     1       1

N/A                  1     2       3
                    ---   ---     ---
                     9    18      27

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

-------------------------------------------------------------------------

Send comments to:
Ken Harker WM5R wm5r@wm5r.org
Last updated: 6 November 2011