2023 FT Roundup Results Page

2023 marked the 6th running of the FT Foundup. Unfortunately, the number of logs received for the 2023 contest was the lowest ever at 621. However, those who did participate were met with excellent conditions with the solar flux hanging around 148 with relatively low A and K indices.

Year – # of logs submitted
2023 – 621
2022 – 731
2021 – 772
2020 – 1058
2019 – 880
2018 – 1253

Victor, N8OO, repeated as single operator winner from Louisiana with a new category record of 138,075 points. This is Victor’s third FT Roundup single operator win. He also won in 2020.

With the FT Roundup running the weekend immediately after the CQWW CW Contest this year, Dennis, W1UE, operating as HQ9X, was able to catch the contest from Honduras where he placed second with 127,125 points. “I basically just ran out of gas, and wound up an hour short of the max.”

Steven, N8HRZ, was third from Ohio with 121,445 points. Steven upgraded to a tribander for the high bands and separate dipoles for 40 & 80 meters this year to significantly improve his score and standing. Steven commented on the slow activity “Hope to see a FT Roundup exchange change made to allow contacts with non contesters like WW Digi/ARRL Int Digi. Some slow rate hours. Can barely stay motivated when the normal frequencies are loaded with non contesters.” We hear you Steven. Look for changes in 2024.

Joel, NF3R, took fourth place with 109,410 points from Pennsylvania while Bob, KI6DY, completed the top 5 with 102,818 points from Ohio.

In the Multi-Operator category, P40L (W6LD, WE9V) took 1st place overall with 97,308 points. As John, W6LD, explained “Last minute decision to enter FT Roundup after the terrible conditions of the first night of the ARRL 160 meter contest”.

K6UFO in California (K6UFO, K6TD, WD2T, W0YK, NN6U) was second with 62,124 points while operating the K6MTU contest station remotely.

K9TI (K9TI, N9JV) in Indiana took third place with 47,902 in a significant improvement over last year. Brian, K9TI, has this to say “Overall, this is a good contest, I just wish there were more participants. Coming into Sunday afternoon there were not many unworked stations. My only comments are: please remove the band change rule for Mult-op, and allow DX mults to carry heavier weight and count more than just once in the contest.”

KJ7KOJ (KJ7KOJ, KK7EXT, W7YED, KK7KMA) was fourth from Washington with 57,715 points. W9HHX (W9POG, KD9LOP, KD9RSP, KD9VVB, W9ETH, AD9AS, KD9RVL) took fifth place from Wisconsin with 47,902 points.

It’s obvious the FT Roundup is not as much fun as it could be. We are listening to your suggestions and are committed to making changes for the next contest. Thanks to all who participated and we appreciate your comments.

73, Don AA5AU & Ed W0YK