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Congratulations to our 2017 Maine QSO Party Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:

Joe Blinick, K1JB, of Portland, ME. Joe scored a total of 32,436 points, making 305 QSO's. Thanks for representing Maine during the QSO Party, and especially Cumberland County!  


2017 Final Results


SOQRP Loc Pts SOLP Loc Pts SOHP
Loc Pts MOHP Loc Pts
N9NBC

WI

42

K5KPE
W1CPS
AH6AX
KX4FR
KE3ZT
N2CQ
CT1ELZ
W4LID
K7ULS
W7JKC
NN0U
SM5NQB
N1NN
W8KNO
K4WLG
KF3G
NW7E
K4VBM

AR
CBL ME
MD
TN
PA
NY
Portugal
KY
UT
WA
CO
Sweden
MA
OH
KY
PA
OR
FL
3168
442
56
56
18
16
12
12
9
4
4
4
4
2
2
2
2
2
K1JB*
K1ESE
K1GJY
K4BAI

K2RYD
NO2C
W2RR
CBL ME
OXF ME
YOR ME
GA
NY

NY
NY
32436
14070
4223
56
16
8
4
N1SOH MA 36

The Maine QSO Party continues to grow in popularity, with nationwide and international challengers submitting logs. National winners include Manuel Antonio Pires CT1ELZ, for Portugal, Bo Cedwall SM5NQB for Sweden, and of course, Joe Blinick K1JB, for the United States.

Winners per state outside of Maine, include Andrew Falkenstern N9NBC (Wisconsin), Robert Shroeder K5KPE (Arkansas), Lawrence Wandrel AH6AX (Maryland), Ellen Griffith KX4FR (Tennesee), Stephen Wurm KE3ZT (Pennsylvania), Kenneth Newman N2CQ and Salli Rosato K2RYD (New York), Cyrus Anderson W4LID (Kentucky), Michael White K7ULS (Utah), John Calnan W7JKC (Washington), Marcia Stockton NN0U (Colorado), Joseph Wehner W8KNO (Ohio), Michael Kroh NW7E (Oregon), Robert Hensey K4VBM (Florida), John Laney K4BAI (Georgia), and Ethan Handwerker N1SOH (Massachusetts).

The overall Maine and Cumberland County winner was Joe Blinick K1JB. Other county winners include, John Huffman K1ESE (Oxford County), and Stefania Watson K1GJY (York County).

The categories were won by Andrew Falkenstern N9NBC (Single Operator QRP), Robert Schroeder K5KPE (Single Operator Low Power), Joe Blinick K1JB (Single Operator High Power), and Ethan Handwerker N1SOH (Multi Operator Low Power).

The most accurate logs (with over 10 QSO's), include those submitted by W1CPS, K1ESE, K1JB, N9NBC, and K1GJY. On average only 2% of all logs included errors such as miscopied calls and unmatched QSO's.

One thing we noticed, while examining the logs, was a significant amount of log entries that ONLY included QSOs with Maine stations. The rules allow all QSOs during the contest period to be scored, as long as a proper exchange is made between the two stations. This means many of the entrants would've had significantly higher scores had they included their other QSOs.

Two logging programs were primarily used to submit logs this year. These include N1MM with the ME QSO Party update, and N3FLP.

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


Other Notes:

Check logs:

Harry Van Enckevort, PA3ARM, Kronenberg, The Netherlands

Richard Regent, K9GDF, Greenfield, WI

Solar Data for September 23-24, 2017:

Average daily sunspot numbers declined over the past few weeks from 87.3 to 45 and 13.6, and average daily solar flux from 114.1, to 97.6 and 72.6.

Average daily planetary A index was 18, 27.3 and 21.1 while average mid-latitude A index (measured in Virginia, at a magnetometer on Wallops Island was 16.7, 18.3 and 17.1.)

Predicted Solar Flux was 70, and 85 on September 22 and 23, and 90 on September 24 to 28.

Predicted planetary A index is 5, 8, 12, 16, 8, 25 and 35 on September 22 to 28, then 20, 18, 15, 12, and 8 on September 29.

Geomagnetic activity (from F.K. Janda, OK1HH of the Czech Propagation Interest Group). Geomagnetic field was quiet on September 22, 24, and mostly quiet on September 23, 26.

Participants in the contest lucked out as a G1 Geomagnetic Storm watch was issued for the period right after the contest, and this was upgraded to a G2 watch by the 28th of September. 



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