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Congratulations to our 2021 Maine QSO Party Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:

Joe Blinick K1JB, of Portland, Maine, who won for the sixth time! Joe scored a total of 217,905 points, making 990 QSO's! For 2021, we received 207 logs from 6 different countries, 27 U.S. States, 2 Canadian Provinces, and 7 Maine Counties. Thanks to everyone who participated!

This year's Category winners:

Michael Snook W7LG, from Lewiston, PA, captured the Single Operator QRP (SOQRP) category with 3,915 points. Robert Coakley KX1E, from Portland, ME, won the Single Operator Low Power (SOLP) category with 15,300 points. This year's overall winner, Joe Blinick K1JB, won the Single Operator High Power (SOHP) category with 217,905 points. In Multi Op, Stefania (K1GJY) and Tim (KB1HNZ) Watson, who operated as YO/KB1HNZ from Baicoi, Romania, won the Multi-Operator High Power (MOHP) category with 127,428 points, also placing second overall.

State and Province Winners:

AZ
KE6GFI 23166
CA K6KTS
35
CT N1IBQ 2660
FL W2XYZ 546
GA K4BAI
22272
IL KD9NHZ 77
KY KG3E 143
MA K1DJ 1260
ME K1JB 217905
MD KD3H
168
MI N5MKY 9
MN W6GMT 143
MO AA0CL 18
NC N4NTO 80
NE KV0I 61716
NJ K2AL 792
NY WA2JQK 9690
OH W8KNO 522
OK K5CM 4067
OR W7VC 8
PA W7LG 3915
SC K4QQG 23700
TX N9NM 7854
VA NX3A 15180
VT AA1SU 120396
WA KB7PKC 12
WI K9GDF 510



NB VE9RLW 42
ON VE3HZ 10608

National winners:

Canada VE3HZ 10608
Dominican Republic HI8A 32
Portugal CT1BWW 143
Hungary
HA3FHH 16
Romania YO/KB1HNZ 127428
United States K1JB 217905

Maine County Winners:

CBL K1JB 217905
FRA N1DFD 31185
HAN W3AKD 5564
LIN
KB1TCD 3502
OXF K1ESE 10206
SOM KO4GBD 648
YOR N7DH 450

Other notes:

Two logging programs were primarily used to submit logs this year. These include N1MM and N3FJP. We still had a handful of entrants who submitted logs designed for other QSO parties, or chose the wrong MEQP log (in-state log for out of state ops or vice versa), so we had to calculate these by hand to generate a score.

Tad Cook, K7RA reported in the K7RA Solar Update that: "The sun was blank for several days, but sunspots returned on September 19" -  just a few days before the contest.

Solar Flux was between 90 and 92 on September 24-25.

Predicted planetary A index was 15, 8, and 20 on September 24-26.

Here’s the geomagnetic activity forecast for September 24 – October 19 from F.K. Janda, OK1HH. The geomagnetic field was:
  • quiet on September 29, October 13, 16 – 18
  • quiet to unsettled on September 24, 27 – 28, October 1, 3 – 4, 7, 9, 12
  • quiet to active on September 25 ( – 26), 30, October 2, 8, 10 – 11


Club Competition

In the club competition, the Yankee Clipper Contest Club took the top spot, with 3 log entries totaling 220,333 points. Congratulations! Below is a rundown of the top clubs:

Club Score Number of Logs
Yankee Clipper Contest Club 220333 4
Wireless Society of Southern Maine
127428 1
Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont
120396 1
South EAst Contest Club
23853
2
Swamp Fox Contest Group
23700 1
Hassayampa Amateur Radio Club
23166 1
Frankford Radio Club
16326 4
Kitchener-Waterloo ARC
10608 1

Congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to hearing from you again in 2022!

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