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Congratulations to our 2015 Maine QSO Party Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:

Joseph Blinick, K1JB, from Portland, Maine. Joseph scored a total of 138,852 points. He beat his previous record by 1,767 points! We're proud that he represented Maine and we congratulate him for being the first three-time winner of the competition!

2015 Final Results
             
SOQRP Loc Score SOLP Loc Score SOHP
Loc Score
WN4AFP
K3TW
W4UT
KF7AXB
KA3UOL
SC
FL
TN
WA
PA
104
18
8
2
2
W1CPS
K1TC
KD8HAM
W7KAM
VE2GT
NM5WB
KC3ASH
KE8ANS
G4JFS
KC0VFP
SM5NQB
SP6JOE
K4VBM
AB4LX
W4BK
LR1A
N7MZW
N0ZTO
KC0IUY
CBL ME
HAN ME
MN
MO
QC
NM
MD
OH
England
MN
Sweden
Poland
GA
GA
SC
Argentina
WY
CO
KS

5454
540
304
200
85
18
14
12
10
8
8
6
4
2
2
2
1
1
1
K1JB*+
W5WMU
W1WMG
K5KPE
KB1HNZ
SE5L
N9NBC
NS8O
W9MHZ
CBL ME
LA
CBL ME
AR
CBL ME
Sweden
WI
OH
IL
138852
45,236
16,352
11,564
10,902
8
8
8
2


For the third year in a row, the contest saw nationwide and international challengers, with logs coming in from as far away as Poland. Continental winners include multi-time contestant Jorge Sierra LR1A, for South America, Jack Fitzsimons G4JFS, for Europe, and Joseph Blinick K1JB, for North America.

National winners include
Stanislaw Dzwoniarski SP6JOE, for Poland, Bengt Thorbjornsson SE5L, and Bo Cedwall SM5NQB, for Sweden, Jack Fitzsimons G4JFS, for England,  Jorge Sierra LR1A, for Argentina, Pierre Jolin VE2GT, for Canada, 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. David Edmonds, of South Carolina, took the top prize for Single Operator QRP, while last year's winner Tom Warren K3TW, of Florida, came in second. Overall winner, Jow Blinick K1JB, continued his streak by winning Single Operator High Power, with Patrick Sonnier W5WMU, of Louisianna taking runner-up in the category and the overall.

The most accurate logs (with over 10 QSO's), include those submitted by W1WMG, W1CPS, WN4AFP, KD8HAM, W7KAM, K5KPE, VE2GT, K1TC, and KB1HNZ. On average only 4% of all logs included errors such as miscopied calls and unmatched QSO's.

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:


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Solar - Terrestrial Conditions during the contest: SFI: 110, SN: 148, A-Index: 8 K-Index: 2. According to the K7RA Solar Update, the daily sunspot number moved up from 66.9 for the week of September 10-16, to 73 for the period of the contest. The largest solar event of the period was a geomagnetic disturbance due to a coronal mass ejection at the end of the day on September 20, which indicated possible aurora and a high level of absorption for HF signals, but this condition improved by September 26-27.

Sunspot numbers for September 24 through 30 were 86, 145, 138, 154, 120, 125, and 78, with a mean of 120.9. 10.7 cm flux was 106.8, 119.8, 120.2, 127.5, 124, 129.2, and 131.1, with a mean of 122.7. Estimated planetary A indices were 8, 7, 4, 4, 4, 6, and 3, with a mean of 5.1. Estimated mid-latitude A indices were 8, 6, 4, 4, 5, 5, and 2, with a mean of 4.9.

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