2022 New England QSO Party

by Tom Frenaye, K1KI – frenaye@pcnet.com

Writeup | New England Scores | Scores Outside New England | Breakdowns of Top Stations | Soapbox Comments


We received more New England logs in 2022 than in 2021 but a bit fewer logs submitted from outside of New England.

In 2022 we received 871 logs overall, down 8% from 2021. There were 40 logs from Canada, 25 from DX stations, 511 from USA stations, and 295 from New England. The total number of QSOs made by all stations after log checking came in at 123,107.

All 67 New England counties were on the air with 961 different stations represented in the logs. By state, the totals were 184 stations from Connecticut, 317 from Massachusetts, 132 from Maine, 168 from New Hampshire, 74 from Rhode Island, and 86 from Vermont. The hardest to work counties were Somerset ME, Knox ME, Orleans VT, Orange VT, and Caledonia VT.


Solar activity was low with few sunspots and a mostly quiet geomagnetic field. DX propagation was not very good but within North America there was sure a lot of action. Activity on 15 and 10m showed an improvement while 80m saw less action. Record scores were set in NJ-NY-PA-VA where short skip made for good propagation to New England – much better than usual on 20 and 40m. The next few years promise to be excellent on the higher bands for everyone!

Valid QSOs80m40m20m15m10m
QSOs made by W1s6,28834,89732,2497,3441,344
Different stations worked6802,9234,9861,556389
QSOs made by non-W1s2,94714,78918,0414,580779
Different stations worked11838545621163


Twelve W1 mobiles were active across all six states, an improvement over the previous year! They made a real difference in making sure all counties were on the air.


Check here for detailed results –> Outside New England Scores | New England Scores
and for band-by-band info for the leaders –> Band-by-band

USA Outside New England

Chuck/K4QS has quite the impresive operating position!

The Single Operator High Power category had some intense and close competition with Chuck/K4QS with 357 CW QSOs and 58 counties totaling 41,412 points to lead USA scores, and setting a new record from Virginia. Close behind in second place was Bill/K3WJV from PA with 274 CW and 126 SSB contacts in 61 counties for 41,114 points. Third place went to Dave/N3XF, also from PA, with 389 QSOs in 65 counties for 40,820 points.

Rounding out the top ten SOHP were Doug/AA3S in MD, Andy/AA5JF in GA, Mike/NE8P in FL, Larry/N6AR in FL, Paul/NS2N in NY, Connie/K5CM in OK, and Bud/W3LL in MD. Jim/K9YC had the top west coast score with 205 QSOs, 50 counties and 20,500 points from California. Art/K6XT at W7NTA set a new SOHP record from Idaho. Other state records were set by Bob/K2RET/NJ, Paul/NS2N/NY, Doug/AA3S/MD and Bill/K3WJV/PA.

Single Operator Low Power is the most popular category, with about twice as many entries as High Power. The top entry in 2022 cam from Bob/WA1FCN from Alabama with 216 CW and 138 on SSB from 59 counties and a score of 33,630 points. Jeff/N8II from WV was close behind with 195 CW and 140 SSB contacts in 61 counties for 32,330 points. Dave/WN4AFP from SC and Bob/N4BP operating as WN1GIV from FL battled it out for third place. Dave edged out Bob by 2 QSOs and 8 multipliers for 28,260 vs 27,352 points. WN4AFP set a new SOLP South Carolina record, and Chuck/NO5W claimed the record from Louisiana.


The rest of the SOLP top ten were Ed/KG4W from VA, Ned/K1GU from TN, Jim/K4AMC from TN, Mark/WB9HFK from IL, Drew/K9CW in IL and Steve/KO4VW in GA. They all had about 200 QSOS an 50 counties worked. Dick/N6AA from CA had the best West coast score. Quinton/NU7Y set an Arizona low power record, and Jim/KV0I set the record from Nebraska.

The competition in the Single Operator QRP category was also close with two “powerhouse” stations separated by just a few QSOs and counties. Tom/K3TW worked 158 CW and 39 SSB stations in 62 counties for 18,460 points while Vic/K9UIY had 157 CW QSOs in 46 counties for 14,444 points. Mike/W7LG from PA, Tony/K8ZT from OH and Mark/WA2NYY in NY rounded out the top five scores. Jeff/AC5O earned a new QRP record from Louisiana, and Mike/W7LG from Pennsylvania as well.

In the Multi-operator Single Transmitter category first place was earned by the River City Contesters/NJ4P from Tennessee with operators NR4L W4SDX and WV4P. They worked 305 CW and 103 SSB stations in 64 counties for 45,632 points. The second place battle was won by a group from the San Diego DX Club/NX6T (N6KI WQ6X K7EMA WM6Y KI6RRN N6ERD W6ZAR) with a total of 288 QSOs in 56 counties for 28,260 points, with Barry/N2BJ(+Paula/K2PAC) from IL taking third place with 25,724 points. The group using K7N from Nevada set a new record.

Special thanks to everyone who participated in all of the QSO parties on the same day – W1 W7 DE and IN – and sent in a log or checklog for the NEQP!



Canadian scores were led by Stan/VE3TW in the SOHP category with 198 QSOs and 53 counties for 18,020 points while John/VE3TG found 268 QSOs and 61 counties using low power, setting a new Ontario provincial record. Bill/VY2LI set a new SOLP record for Prince Edward Island.


Grorge, UA6LCN

Laslo/OM2VL not only had the top DX score in the 2022 NEQP, his score for 51,979 points was higher than any USA score! He made 338 CW and 205 SSB QSOs SOHP and worked 59 counties. Second place went to George/UA6LCN with 108 QSOs.

In the SOLP category, Sam/LY5W had the top low power score with 16,100 poiints, with 211 QSOs in 50 counties.

Besides OM2VL, new country records were set by Rui/CT7AIX SOHP and Marco/XE2S SOLP.

For a full list of current records –> Records

New England Results

There were 42 county records set in New England from fixed and mobile stations!

In New England, the Single Operator High Power category was led by Tom/K1KI with 1619 CW QSOs and 111 multipliers for a score of 359,418, down 200 QSOs and a dozen multipliers from 2021. Second place went to Pete/W1RM with 1250 QSOs and 124 multipliers, for exactly 300,000 points. Bill/K1GQ grabbed 1676 QSOs and 81 multipliers for 271,512 points. Joe/K1JB and Mark/K1RX rounded out the top five SOHP scores.

Mixed Mode CW only SSB only
K1RX155,376W1RM300,000WT1A 69,793
AE1P136,512K1GQ271,512W2DAN 51,155
K2LE117,116WS1L155,250NG1M 50,715
KB1W116,076AJ1AJ151,690W1KDA 43,911
Top Single Operator High Power Scores

Single Operator Low Power

The Low Power category was topped by Ed/K1TR with 1349 CW QSOs and 90 multipliers and a NH record, way out in front of Dan/W1QK in CT with a balanced 917 CW and 446 SSB contacts for 166,440 points. Mike/N1TA in MA came in with 882 QSOs ad 71 multipliers for a score of 125,244. Rick/N1DC in MA and Ed/K1ZE in CT rounded out th top five with 112,832 and 111,020 points. The list from 6th to 10th had Rick/K1PAD in MA, Chris/NU1O in MA, Karl/K1KX in RI, Dave/N1CGP in ME, and Bruce/W1CVE in MA.

Mixed Mode CW only SSB only
K1ZE111,020K1PAD 88,840N1SFT 13,690
NU1O 82,209K1KX 72,468AB1OC 13,508
W1VIV 45,760N1CGP 66,550NP2GG/W1 13,038
Top Single Operator Low Power Scores

Single Operator QRP

Paul/K1XM set a new record in the SO QRP category (to go with his SOLP record set in 2021). He had 913 QSOs and 94 multipliers for 171,644 points from MA. Jock/N1JI was second with 36,681 points from NH, while Mark/NX1K from MA and Alan/K1MZM from VT were third and fourth with 28,618 and 28,576 points, followed by Peter/W1UU from MA with a score of 21,320. K1MZM set a VT QRP record.


The team at K1TTT used their NE1QP callsign with operators K1MK W1TO NJ1F and K1TTT in MA. They made 1268 CW and 382 SSB contacts, with 115 multipliers for 336,570 points. The NE1C 510 Radio Group had 1387 QSOs and a score of 149,838 from VT, with third place going to Jacob/W1FM(and son) in MA with 109,692 points


The top Multi-operator Mobile effort was W1NVT/m (Mitch/W1SJ+Bob/K1BIF) who operated from two of the rarest counties in Vermont, one Saturday, one Sunday. They had 475 CW and 1085 SSB QSOs and 144,485 points. Second went to Gerry/W1VE/m (+K1EP, KC1KUG) with 81,120 points covering 12 counties in ME and NH. W1DX/m (John/W1XX, Bob/K1XA + John/W1AN) operated from 10 counties for a score of 79,380.

Single operator Low Power entry NZ1U/m (Jay/W1UJ) covered 23 counties in MA-ME-NH-VT and made 1009 CW QSOs for 121,080 points. N1E/m(Mill/K1IB) put four Vermont and New Hampshire counties on the map for 85,728 points. Darryl/K1TTW/m activated three tough VT counties for a score of 28,112. Other active mobiles were Ed/K1EP/m, Leandra/AF1R/m, Nick/K1NZ/m, and Max/K1TIG/m, plus a couple who didn’t send in logs. Leandra AF1R/m wrote another detailed NEQP adventure report.

If you have never operated mobile in a state QSO party, you should try it sometime! Each time you change counties you have a group of 20-40 people or more waiting to work you again! It’s amazing what you can do with a mobile antenna and 100w…

Check out the NEQP records page for details for all record categories –> Records

Check here for detailed New England results –> Score detail
and for band-by-band leaders –> Band-by-band

Club Competition

New England ClubsLogsPoints
Yankee Clipper Contest Club774,640,705
CTRI Contest Group6237,359
Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont4218,852
Contoocook Valley Radio Club4189,068
Candlewood Amateur Radio Association3170,206
510 Radio Group1149,838
Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Association2116,468
Granite State Amateur Radio Association584,291
Long Island CW Club273,180
Order of Boiled Owls of New York171,512
Bass Hill Repeater Group146,104
Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association245,073
Providence Radio Association336,660
Maine Ham Radio Society134,664
Associated Radio Amateurs of Southern New England132,940
Franklin County Amateur Radio Club128,618
Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club128,576
Lakes Region Repeater Association123,652
Hudson Valley Contesters and Dxers119,780
Meriden Amateur Radio Club416,471
Nashoba Valley Amateur Radio Club216,223
Hampden County Radio Association216,008
Unity Mountain Radio ARC115,703
Nashua Area Radio Society214,288
Port City Amateur Radio Club210,350
Cheshire County DX Amateur Radio Club19,828
Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association38,734
Falmouth Amateur Radio Association18,600
Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association17,872
Nantucket Amateur Radio Association27,643
Potomac Valley Radio Club17,004
North East Weak Signal Group16,981
Barnstable Amateur Radio Association16,444
Generations Amateur Radio Club16,300
St Croix Valley Amateur Radio Society16,112
Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club25,530
Philips Amateur Radio Club14,284
Sci Tech Amateur Radio Society14,263
Westport Astronomical Society ARC13,888
PART of Westford13,074
Greewn Mountain Wireless Society12,835
Hop River Radio Club22,811
Stratford AmateurRadio Club12,178
Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club31,823
Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club11,582
Radio Amateur Society of Norwich2856
Framingham Amateur Radio Association3741
WQ2H Repeater Group1650
Central Massachusetts Amateur Radio Association1400
HQ Doods Recrerational Deployment Team1374
Newport County Radio Club1369
Non-New England ClubsLogsEntries
Potomac Valley Radio Club40505,255
Frankford Radio Club21216,536
Florida Contest Group18180,627
Contest Club Ontario17158,727
Society of Midwest Contesters19142,900
Tennessee Contest Group19106,178
South East Contest Club1193,790
Deep Dixie Contest Club380,900
Minnesota Wireless Association1274,510
Northern California Contest Club1664,695
Swamp Fox Contest Group659,589
Slovak Contest Group151,979
Niagara Frontier Radiosport345,600
Kentucky Contest Group638,390
The Villages Amateur Radio Club435,764
Arizona Outlaws Contest Club1035,030
Alabama Contest Group133,630
Metro DX Club428,807
San Diego Contest Club128,280
Mad River Radio Club725,250
DFW Contest Group425,038
Contest Club du Quebec222,794
Southern California Contest Club521,326
North Fulton Amateur Radio League119,012
Cuyahoga Amateur Radio Society117,150
New Providence Amateur Radio Club416,273
Hudson Valley Contesters and Dxers316,208
Heartland DX Association114,484
Western Washington DX Club413,830
Lake Area Amateur Radio Klub313,048
Kansas City Contest Club511,581
Texas DX Society411,478
Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club111,316
North Coast Contesters311,094
Central Texas DX and Contest Club411,084
SP DX Club110,857
Hermosillo Contest Group110,622
Jefferson Amateur Radio Club19,152
Rappahannock Amateur Radio Association19,090
Russian Contest Club18,668
Yankee Clipper Contest Club38,611
Big Sky Contesters28,470
Nittany Contest Club18,362
North East Maryland Amateur Radio Club17,875
South Jersey Radio Association16,552
QSY Society16,384
Deutscher ARC26,192
Heritage Hunt Hams16,072
Order of Boiled Owls of New York15,880
Gold Coast Amateur Radio Association15,874
Maritime Contest Club25,016
Monkey Lovers Radio Consortium14,940
Boca Raton Amateur Rasio Association14,930
Central Virginia Contest Club14,795
Radiosport Manitoba13,990
Dupage Amateur Radio Club13,690
Saskatchewan Contest Club13,468
Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club13,399
Burlington County Radioo Club13,325
Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club13,060
Bristol Amateur Radio Club23,042
Hoosier DX and Contest Club12,880
Silver Springs Radio Club12,744
Lilly Amateur Radio Club12,688
Radio Club of Redmond22,632
Whitley County Amateur Radio Club12,511
North American QRP CW Club22,466
Arkansas DX Association12,116
Fort Wayne Radio Club22,073
Bavarian Contest Club22,012
Twin Cities DX Association11,830
Northwest Indiana DX Club11,633
Mother Lode DX/Contest Club21,526
Sterling Park ARC11,479
Hassayampa Amateur Radio Klub11,410
Wayne County Amateur Radio Club11,312
Manitoulin Amateur Radio Club11,218
Grand Mesa Contestewrs of Colorado21,200
KW Amateur Radio Club11,176
Driftless Zone Contesters11,160
Lafayette DX Association11,078
Fredericton Amateur Radio Club11,053
LA Contest Club11,050
Timiami Amateur Radio Club11,012
Patoka Valley Amateur Radio Club11,000
Bloomington Amateur Radio Association2971
Utah DX Association4914
Oregon DX Club1870
Great Lakes CWOPS Club1850
Smithchart Amateur Radio Society1816
Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society1810
Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society1693
Great Places Contest Club1588
Sierra Nevada Amateur Amateur Radio Club1540
Sheboygan County Amateur Radio Club1525
Anoka County Radio Club1504
Colorado QRP Club1408
West Alis Radio Amateur Club1384
L'anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club1340
Bay Area Dxers1288
Port Lavaca Amateur Radio Club1264
Eastern Ohio Contesters1247
Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association1207
Orca DX and Contest Club1198
Western Kansas ARC1160
Deleware Amateur Radio Association1126
Snohomish County Hams Club164
Iowa City Amateur Radio Club160
Santa Fe Amateur Radio Emergency Services136
Beemster Contest Club132
Central Oregon DX Club118
Sierra Fooithills Amateur Radio Club112
Northern Alberta Radio Club14
South Bay Amateur Radio Association11

Activity by County

New Haven106229
New London44723
New Hampshire
Rhode Island
Grand Isle3093


Digital (Adobe PDF) certificates will be emailed to everyone who made at least 25 QSOs.

Please come back and enjoy the fun in the 2023 NEQP!!

Special plaques have been awarded to these top scorers:

USA – Single OperatorYankee Clipper Contest ClubChuck Stover, K4QS
USA – Single Operator Low PowerDave Sumner, K1ZZ, in memory of Laci Radnay, W1PLBob Beaudoin, WA1FCN
USA – Single Operator QRPRudy Bakalov, N2WQTom Warren, K3TW
USA – Single Op (W5-W6-W7-W0)Huckleberry Mountain Contest ClubConnie Marshall, K5CM
USA – Single Op (W2-W3-W8-W9)Steve Moynihan, W3SMBill Stravinsky, K3WJV
USA – Single Operator Low Power (W5-W6-W7-W0)Steve Moynihan, W3SMGene Olsen, W0PI
USA – Single Operator Low Power (W2-W3-W8-W9)Whit Carter, K1EOJeff Hartley, N8II
USA – Single Operator – OhioTom Miller, W1PDBob Robbins, K8RGI
USA – Single Operator Low Power – W7Michael Therrien, N1MDRod Greene, W7ZRC
USA – W4 – any categoryGerry Hull, W1VE ex AK4LAndy Goss, AA5JF
USA – Multi-Operator Single-TransmitterWill and Pam Angenent, K6ND/K6NDVRiver City Contesters, NJ4P
USA – Single Operator – CW onlyHamcraftersCharles Stover, K4QS
USA – Single Operator – SSB onlyJim Monahan, K1PX, in memory of Marty Johnson, W3YOZJim Wilhelm, WW5L
USA – Single Operator QRP (AR LA MS TN)Steve Kercel, AA4AKJeff Guidry, AC5O
Canada – Single Operator high powerYankee Clipper Contest Club in memory of Chris Terkla, N1XSStan Leschinsky, VE3TW
Canada – Single Operator Low PowerGerry Hull, W1VE/VE1RMJohn Connor, VE3TG
DX – Single OperatorYankee Clipper Contest ClubLaszlo Vegh, OM2VL
DX – Single Operator Low PowerPete Chamalian, W1RM, in memory of John Thompson, W1BIH/PJ9JTSam Zalnerauskas, LY5W
DX – RussiaDima Zhikharev, RA9USUGeorge Turski, UA6LCN
Golden Log – no errorsJim Spears, N1NKHoward Hoyt, N4AF
Top ClubFlorida Contest GroupPotomac Valley Radio Club
New England – Single OperatorYankee Clipper Contest ClubTom Frenaye, K1KI
New England – Single Operator – Low PowerDave Hoaglin, K1HTEd Parsons, K1TR
New England – single operator – QRPBlackstone Valley Amateur Radio ClubPaul Young, K1XM
New England – MobileBoston Amateur Radio ClubJay Corriveau, W1UJ (NZ1U/m)
New England – Mobile – Multi OperatorBrian Szewczyk, NJ1F, in memory of James Szewczyk, WB1EYMRadio Amateurs of Northern Vermont, W1NVT/m
New England – Mobile – Single Operator (Rookie)Bob Raymond, WA1ZDarryl Calkins, K1TTW/m
New England – County Expedition AwardTom Homewood, W1TOGerry Hull/W1VE/m (+K1EP, KC1KUG)
New England – multi-singleCheshire County DX ARCDowneast Contesters & DXers, NE1QP
New England – Single Operator – CW onlyAndy Bodony, K2LEBill Myers, K1GQ
New England – Single Operator – SSB onlyFred Reed, KK1KW, and Woody Beckford, WW1WWDale Clement, AF1T
Connecticut – Single Operator Candlewood ARAPete Chamalian, W1RM
Connecticut – Single Operator Low PowerDick Pechie, KB1H, memorial sponsored by the Barnstormers (NZ1U)Dan Fegley, W1QK
Connecticut – Single Operator QRPStratford Amateur Rado Club – in memory of Al Thorne, K1TMWEmily Clarke, N1DID
Maine – Single Operator Larry Banks, W1DYJJoe Blinick, K1JB
Maine – Single Operator Low PowerSue, K1RQ, and Brian Szewczyk, NJ1F, in memory of Dana Cobb, K1RQDave Spencer, N1CGP
Massachusetts – Single OperatorFramingham Amateur Radio AssociationLes Lechowicz, NI1L
Massachusetts – Single Operator Low PowerChuck Counselman, W1HISMike DeChristopher, N1TA
Massachusetts – Hampden County – Single Operator Low PowerHampden County Radio AssnMike DeChristopher, N1TA
Massachusetts – Single Operator – Best in Western MassachusettsPOTA*413 Western MA Chapter Portable on the AirChuck Chandler, WS1L
New Hampshire – Single Operator Mark Wilson, K1ROBill Myers, K1GQ
New Hampshire – Single Operator Low PowerWQ2H Repeater GroupEd Parsons, K1TR
New Hampshire – Multi-Operator Nat Lee, N1BNC, + Dan Norman, N0HFUnity Mountain ARC, W1UMR (Barry/NF1O, Mary Whittemore/NE1F, oprs)
Rhode Island – Single Operator CTRI Contest GroupKarl Wherry, K1KX
Vermont – Single OperatorBob Raymond, WA1ZAndy Bodony, K2LE
Vermont – Single Operator Low PowerWest River Radio ClubRandy Horn, N1SP
New England ClubYankee Clipper Contest ClubCTRI Contest Group

If you’d like to sponsor a new plaque for 2023, please contact us at info@neqp.org

Log Checking

The log checking process was very thorough and most entries lost a few QSOs. There were 871 logs overall, with 860 in electronic format (99.0%) and only 11 on paper. The best operators have error rates in <3% range. The logs we have the most trouble with are those with ADIF files instead of the requested Cabrillo format. ADIF files usually do not have the necessary basic information like entry category.

Howie/N4AF earned the Golden Log plaque in the 2022 contest with no errors in 204 QSOs, followed by Ed/W5TM with 196 QSOs and Roger/W3US with 169 QSOs also with no errors. Overall, there were 208 logs with no errors!

For non-New England stations, cross checking was possible on 43,433 of the 46,793 QSOs reported (92.8%). For New England stations, cross checking was possible for 53,560 of the 84,012 QSOs reported (63.8%).

Logging Software

Many different logging programs were used by NEQP participants. N1MM Logger+ continues to have the lion’s share of the users, QSOs, and points. You should upgrade your software to the current version – many were using outdated versions!

N1MM Logger+5268,560,202
N3FJP's NEQP Contest Log1931,106,899
WA7BNM Web2Cabrillo3090,537
N1MM Logger329,891
TR Log POST330,996
Contest LogChecker21,339
SD 21,192
Others - one log each1492,472


You can get a real feel for the contest by going through the various “Soapbox” comments from the big guns, the little guns, and everyone in between.

The 2023 contest is coming up during the first weekend of May, so I hope to see everyone active. If you’re from New England, let us know if you’ll be QRV this year – send a message to us at info@neqp.org with the county name(s). We’re working to be sure all counties are active!