The Society of Midwest Contesters

NA Collegiate Championship

Announcing NA Collegiate Championship

This is an opportunity for your College Club station to compete with any college and university in North America. You can take on your state or conference rivals. With planning and practice, it is possible to win a national championship. 

When: NAQP Phone January 20, 2018 1800Z to 0600Z

The format is generally the same as the NAQP rules. However, there will be some differences.

Here are the NAQP Rules

W9JWC, Bradley University plans on competing. This is Calvin, KE0DIT operating. 

Registered teams so far:

    1. University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI  W8UM
    2. Texas A&M University W5AC
    3. Purdue University W9YB
    4. Indiana University K9IU
    5. Bradley University W9JWC
    6. Gateway Technical College N9GTC
    7. UNC-Greensboro W4FS
    8. Ohio University W8PZS/
    9. Georgia Institute of Technology W4AQL
    10. North Carolina State University W4ATC
    11. Case Western Reverse University W8EDU
    12. West Virginia University W8CUL
    13. Gordon College AC1GC
    14. California Polytechnic State University W6BHZ
    15. Milwaukee School of Engineering W9HHX

College and University Club Stations    Update or Add to this list

The above data has been collected and shared by Sean Barnes, N3JQ. 

College competition rules:

We will use a Live Online Scoreboard for the college competition. You will be able to watch all or some of the other colleges as you choose. You are encouraged to contact other colleges to challenge them….maybe your own school conference or other state schools.

It is required that you use the Online Scoreboard for this contest. You must register your college and call.  Registration  Then you will be sent instructions on how to setup.  You will insert a link into your contest logging software such as N1MM Plus or  Writelog and activate.

College stations will use their college club call and the station must be located on the college’s physical campus. Stations can be simple as there is a 100 watt contest limit. Antennas can be simple to elaborate. Many stations operate this contest with only dipoles and are very successful.

All operators must be enrolled students who are members of the college club. It is important to keep the playing field level…no operating from off campus contest stations and no operating by experienced contesters that are not students and members of the club.

Your  exchange name can be anything associated with the school…mascot, nickname, founder, Bob, etc. but it must be the same name throughout the contest.

The College Contest Class will be multi operator single radio, M/1. You may use assistance similar to the M/2 class and will submit your official log for adjudication.  You  will submit your log in the M/2 class and your call will be matched to the Online Scoreboard listing. The colleges stations will be published in NCJ, National Contest Journal as their own class. Awards will be based on the adjudicated logs and not the online finish.

Each club is encouraged to contact a contester in your area for help in preparing for this contest. There are many contest clubs that would be glad to help as well. The contest clubs are aware of this competition and may extend assistance to you

We look forward to your participation. Based on your feedback and participation, we may adjust the hours of competition, class and add a digital contest for next year.

Awards will be given out for

National Champion


State Champions

We may also offer awards for Conference Champions if enough schools from a conference participate.

Awards will be sponsored by SMC, DX Engineering, and ARRL. The awards manager is Ryan, KB9OWD. His email

Questions regarding the NACC should be sent to craig @ k9ct.us Society of Midwest Contesters is the principal sponsor of this contest within a contest. The NAQP is sponsored by NCJ and the manager of the SSB contest is Bill, AC0W.