2022 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge Winners Announced

Point to point study of K1GJY’s QSOs during the 2022 MEQP

For the second time in Simplex Challenge history, we had a tie for the overall win. Stefania Watson K1GJY and Tim Watson KB1HNZ, who operated as Mobile Medium, each made 164 QSOs, in 17 different towns, for a total of 2,788 points. Congratulations on a job well done!

Although most pandemic-related restrictions had been lifted by late March, served agencies, such as the National Weather Service, County EMAs, and Red Cross facilities were still closed to the public, which prevented activations from those facilities.

John Horton KC1LSO, and Dakota Dumont KB1YYC, operated as QRP mobiles, while Stefania Watson K1GJY and Tim Watson KB1HNZ, operated in the Medium Mobile category. Dakota and John were heard mostly in the towns around Portland and west (Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, Westbrook, Windham, etc.), while Tim and Stefania covered the most ground, ranging from Camp Ellis to Waldoboro, and west along Rt. 196 to Androscoggin County.

Similar to years past, the most popular categories were the medium-powered classes, and they were also the most competitive, with K1GJY and KB1HNZ being even on QSOs and multipliers in Medium Mobile, and Medium Fixed continued to show a strong number of entries. K1HC and WD1F led the pack, but K1JJS and AC1FB were close behind.

Some stations that appeared in many logs, include KC1HBL, KC1MPV, K1CYJ, and WZ1J, but of those only KC1MPV and K1CYJ submitted logs.

The Wireless Society of Southern Maine captured the club competition, earning 7,533 points from 8 logs. Congratulations on a job well done!

Click here for complete details, and to see all the category winners.

Mark your calendars! The next Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge takes place Saturday, March 25, 2023.

2021 Maine QSO Party Results

Congratulations to 2021 MEQP overall winner, Joe Blinick K1JB, of Portland, Maine! 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!

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, and also placed second overall.

In the club competition, the Yankee Clipper Contest Club took the top spot, with 3 log entries totaling 220,333 points. Congratulations!

For complete results, including State, Province, National, and Maine County winners, click here.

The 2022 Maine QSO Party will take place the last full weekend of September, (9/24 – 9/25). Click here for complete rules and details.

2020 Maine QSO Party Results

2020 MEQP Award Certificate

Congratulations to 2020 MEQP Overall winner, Axel Bruderer, KI6RRN, of La Mesa, CA! Axel scored a total of 417,679 points, making 1920 QSO’s!

2020 was a record year for entries. We received 197 logs from 7 different countries, 41 U.S. States, 2 Canadian Provinces, and 7 Maine Counties. Thanks to everyone who participated!

The most popular categories were the Single Operator Low Power (SOLP) class, with 125 entries, followed by Single Operator High Power (SOHP), with 55 entries.

Michael Snook W7LG, from Lewiston, PA, captured the Single Operator QRP (SOQRP) category with 2,508 points. 2019 Overall Winner, Stefania Watson K1GJY won the Single Operator Low Power (SOLP) category with 60,241 points. This year’s overall winner, Axel Bruderer KI6RRN, won the Single Operator High Power (SOHP) category with 417.679 points, and in Multi Op, Richard (W4THI) and Debra (KN4NZH) Lucas, of Jupiter, FL won in Multi Operator Low Power (MOLP), while Ethan (N1SOH) and Jacob (W1FM) Handwerker, of Lexington, MA, continued their winning ways in Multi Operator High Power (MOHP), picking up their fourth win in the category.

In the club competition, the Southern California Contest Club took the top spot, with 3 log entries totaling 439,558 points. Congratulations!

For complete results, including State, Province, National, and Maine County winners, click here.

The 2021 Maine QSO Party will take place the last full weekend of September, (9/25 – 9/26). Click here for complete rules and details.

2019 Maine 2m FM Simplex Challenge Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2019 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge winners! Stefania Watson, K1GJY, from Saco, Maine, who made 119 QSOs and 38 bonus points, in 17 different towns, for a total of 2,669 points, took the overall win. Stefania operated mobile from 29 different locations during the contest. In the categories, Eric Emery KC1HJK, who operated as WX1GYX from the National Weather Service, in Gray, won the Medium Fixed class, in a close battle with Ara Kemezys  AC1FB, and Brad Brown KC1JMH, who operated as WS1EC from the Cumberland County EMA.  Dakota Dumont KB1YYC won QRP Mobile over Greg Dean K1ME, and Rick Alderette KB1ASM won the Fixed High Category.

Please click here for a complete run down of the 2019 results.

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Here’s a point-to-point study of K1GJY’s contacts from the 2019 Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge

The 2020 2 Meter FM Challenge is coming up soon, on Saturday, March 28th. Click here for more information and complete rules.