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Congratulations to our 2022 Maine QSO Party Winners!
This year's Overall Winner is:

The Multi-Op Team of Stefania Watson (K1GJY), Tim Watson (KB1HNZ) and Rick Fickett (K1OT), who operated as WS1SM from Windham, ME. The team scored a total of 334,915 points, making 1352 QSO's! This is the first time a Multi-Op team won the contest overall. For 2022, we received 309 logs from 6 different countries, 31 U.S. States, 4 Canadian Provinces, and 9 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 4,335 points. Jose Douglas KB1TCD, from Round Pond, ME, won the Single Operator Low Power (SOLP) category with 10,840 points. Kevin Thomas W1DED, who operated portable from Van Buren, ME, won the Single Operator High Power (SOHP) category with 254,277 points. N1TN won the Multi-Operator Low Power Category with 6,265 points. This year's overall winner, WS1SM, won the Multi-Operator High Power (MOHP) category with 334,915 points.

Single Op QRP
(SOQRP)


W7LG
4,335
KR4AE
4,320
N1AIA
1,320
Single Op Low Power (SOLP)

KB1TCD
10,840
WB9HFK
10,579
N9NM
9,017
Single Op High Power (SOHP)

W1DED
254,277
K1JB
196,350
KV0I
134,912
Multi-Op Low Power (MOLP)

N1TN
6,265
N1SOH
195


Multi-Op High Power (MOHP)

WS1SM
334,915





State and Province Winners:

AR
WA5SOG
1,632
AZ
KE6GFI
21,846
CA KF6NCX
594
CT W1QK
126
FL KN4JN
532
GA K4BAI
8,174
IN
WA9YI
336
IL WB9HFK
10,579
LA
WW5L
39,100
MA N1SON
195
ME WS1SM
334,915
MD KW2A
330
MI N8FYL
281
MN KE0TT
648
MO K2HT
18
NC KO4YJA
414
NE KV0I
134,912
NH
AC1GF
3,266
NJ W2CN
725
NY WA2JQK
15,600
OH NO8C
7,076
OK W5TM
74,437
PA W7LG
4,335
SC K4QQG
41,657
TN
W4WWV
748
TX N9NM
9,017
VA KB4CG
408
VT AB1XQ
4
WA N7EPD
660
WI W9AEM
306
WY
WC7S
300



NB VE9ML
266
ON VE3HZ
4,455
QC
VE2GT
345
SK
VE5GC
40

National winners:

Canada VE3HZ
4,455
Portugal CT1ELZ
81
Poland SP5SA
154
Hungary
HA3FHH
4
Sweden SM1TDE
4
United States WS1SM
334,915

Maine County Winners:

ARO
W1DED
254,277
CBL WS1SM
334,915
FRA N1DFD
27,378
HAN WW1ME
4,845
LIN
KB1TCD
10,840
OXF K1ESE
57,900
WAL
N1TN
6,264
WAS
W1FWS
1,221
YOR N7DH
2,562

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 Updatethat: "Sunspot activity rose this reporting week, September 22-28, with average daily sunspot numbers increasing from 68 to 105.1. But solar flux? Not so much."

Predicted solar flux was 130 on September 24-27.
Average daily solar flux rose from 134.3 to 138.4.

Predicted planetary A index was 15 on September 24-25.

F.K. Janda, OK1HH reported that: "An unexpected and unpredicted surprise was the rise of geomagnetic activity during the night of September 24-25. Further developments did not take place according to assumptions. Which, by the way, is a precursor to the next increase in solar activity."


Club Competition

In the club competition, the Wireless Society of Southern Maine took the top spot, with 1 log entry totaling 334,915 points. The Yankee Clipper Contest Club came in second with 5 logs totaling 224,989 points, and the Heartland DX Association came in third with 1 log totaling 134,912 points. Congratulations! Below is a rundown of the top clubs:

Club Score Number of Logs
Wireless Society of Southern Maine
334,915 1
Yankee Clipper Contest Club
224,989
5
Heartland DX Association
134,912
1
Deep Dixie Contest Club
74,437
1
Swamp Fox Contest Club
46,751
3
Hudson Valley Contesters and Dxers
16,685
4
Society of Midwest Contesters
10,709
3
Southeast Contest Club
9,275
4
Central Texas DX and Contest Club
9,017
1
Waldo County Amateur Radio Association
6,264
1

Congratulations to all the winners, and we look forward to hearing from you again in 2023!

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