|Congratulations to our 2014 Maine
QSO Party Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:
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!
For the second year in a
row, the contest saw nationwide and international challengers, with
in from as far away as Romania. Continental winners include
Sierra LR1A, for South America, Stefania Chiruta YO9GJY for Europe, and
Joseph Blinick K1JB, for North America.
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.
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
errors such as miscopied calls and unmatched QSO's.
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 Log, N1MM
with the ME QSO Party update,
and EI5DI's SD
Once again, congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to
hearing from you again next year!
- Terrestrial Conditions during the contest: SFI: 158, SN: 139,
A-Index: 15, K-Index: 2. According to the K7RA Solar Update,
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
Society of Southern
Maine P.O. Box 6833, Scarborough, ME 04074