|Congratulations to our 2013 Maine
QSO Party Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:
from Portland, Maine. Joseph scored a total of 176742 points, making
1091 QSO's and capturing 162 multipliers. As anyone who was
during the contest knows, Joseph maintained a prominent presence on the
air, and we're proud that he represented Maine for almost the entire 24
hour period. Congratulations!
2013 Final Results
contest saw nationwide and international challengers, with logs coming
in from as far away as Australia. Continental winners included David
Burger, VK2CZ, from St. Leonards, NSW, for Australia, Stefania Chiruta,
YP9L, from Valea Calugareasca, Romania for Europe, and of course,
Joseph Blinick, K1JB, for North America.
include DL7FB (Germany), VE5BCS (Canada), VK2CZ (Australia), UA3AGW
(Russia), SP2RIQ (Poland), YP9L (Romania), and SM5ALJ (Sweden).
Winners per state outside of Maine,
include KS4X (Tennesee), WB0IWG (North Dakota), WB6RAB (Florida), K9GDF
(Wisconsin), AJ0CM (Minnesota), KE6IUE (California), K9ELF (Indiana),
W8KNO (Ohio), W7ON (Arizona).
The overall Maine and Cumberland
County winner was K1JB. Other county winners include KB1YYC
(Androscoggin), and K1ESE (Oxford).
The categories were won by
Kenneth Griffith KS4X, for Single Operator QRP, Dakota Dumont KB1YYC,
for Single Operator Low Power, Joseph Blinick K1JB, for Single Operator
High Power, and Thom Watson W1WMG and Tim Watson
Multi Operator Single-Transmitter High Power.
accurate logs (with over 10 QSO's), include those submitted by KB1YTR,
DL7FB, W1CPS, YP9L, and KB1HNZ. On average only 2% of all logs included
errors such as miscopied calls and unmatched QSO's.
we noticed, while examining the logs, was a large number of call signs
from newly licensed or upgraded hams, especially from the southern
states. The most prominent of these new prefixes were KK4 and KC1.
Two logging programs were primarily used to submit logs this year.
These include N1MM with the ME QSO Party update,
and EI5DI's SD
log. Both are available as a free download.
Once again, congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to
hearing from you again next year!
* W1CJS operated as W1CPS/W1CJS
- Terrestrial Conditions during the contest (as calculated by Paul
Herrman): SFI: 105, SN: 39, A-Index: 3, K-Index: 0, X-Ray: B3.4, 304A:
Society of Southern
Maine P.O. Box 174, Scarborough, ME 04074