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Congratulations to our 2014 Maine QSO Party Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:

Joseph Blinick, K1JB, from Portland, Maine. Joseph scored a total of 137085 points, making 697 QSO's and capturing 191 multipliers. We're proud that he represented Maine and we congratulate him for being the first two-time winner of the competition!

2014 Final Results
             
SOQRP Loc Score SOLP Loc Score SOHP
Loc Score
K3TW
FL
32
W1CPS
K1TC
WN4AFP
KQ6P
W8KNO
KD4QMY
AE6YB
N6ENO
K7JKM
KB1YTR
N0ZTO
SA6CME
N3HCN
K4BLL
K2CDX
K9GDF
KB1YYC
LR1A*
CBL ME
HAN ME
SC
CA
OH
GA
CA
CA
OR
CBL ME
CO
Sweden
MD
GA
NY
WI
AND ME
Argentina
2030
143
111
40
24
16
12
12
12
9
4
4
4
4
4
4
2
2
K1JB*+
KB1HNZ
YO9GJY*
K4BAI
KI6ORO
CBL ME+
CBL ME
Romania
GA
CA
137085
104728
9858
18
4


For the second year in a row, the contest saw nationwide and international challengers, with logs coming in from as far away as Romania. Continental winners include Jorge Sierra LR1A, for South America, Stefania Chiruta YO9GJY for Europe, and Joseph Blinick K1JB, for North America.

National winners include Lars Linderos SA6CME, for Sweden, Stefania Chiruta YO9GJY, for Romania, Jorge Sierra LR1A, for Argentina, and Joe Blinick, K1JB, for the United States.

In the Categories, Charlie Shepard W1CPS took the top spot in Single Operator Low Power, with fellow Mainer and Hancock County winner Tom Clements K1TC, coming in second. Tom Warren K3TW, of Florida, took the top prize for Single Operator QRP. The most competitive category was Single Operator High Power, which saw overall winner, Joe Blinick K1JB, take the top spot, with second place, Tim Watson KB1HNZ, only 19 QSO's behind.

The most accurate logs (with over 10 QSO's), include those submitted by KB1YTR, KQ6P, W1CPS, YO9GJY, K1TC, and KB1HNZ. On average only 4% of all logs included errors such as miscopied calls and unmatched QSO's.

One thing we noticed, while examining logs, was a large number of call signs from newly licensed or upgraded hams. Some of these had only gained HF privileges days before the contest took place, which means the MEQP was possibly the first HF contest they took part in.


Three logging programs were primarily used to submit logs this year. These include Scott Davis' N3FJP Maine QSO Party Contest LogN1MM with the ME QSO Party update, and EI5DI's SD log

Once again, congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to hearing from you again next year!

Other Notes:

Check Logs:


W1WMG
WS1SM



Solar - Terrestrial Conditions during the contest: SFI: 158, SN: 139, A-Index: 15, K-Index: 2. According to the K7RA Solar Update, solar activity was down the week previous to the contest, but solar flux was on a rising trend by the 27-28 of September. The largest solar event of the period was a M5 event observed at 0258Z on the 28th, from Region 2173 (S17W39). There were 7 numbered sunspot regons on the disk at the time.








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