The New England QSO Party has been running since 2002. I haven’t missed one yet. With my 20th log in, it's time to review.
Eight times I've taken 1st Place Maine Single Operator QRP. In 7 other years, I managed just 1st York County (usually the only QRPer in York County). For four parties I was a pooper, making too few contacts to qualify for a certificate. My average score over the years was 3,647 with about 60 QSOs.
I was 2nd QRP New England in 2012, 3rd in 2016, and 5th in both 2002 and 2020. But none of those years were my top score. That was 2010, when I hit 11,120.
A New Year's Radio Resolution challenged me to set a personal best for this contest in 2021. The weekend arrived before I got to do any antenna upgrades or additions. Conditions on Friday didn't seem too hot. With a lot to do IRL I was tempted to sneak out of my commitment, but by the time I put in a couple of hours on Saturday I was confident I could reach my goal.
I ended claiming 198 contacts (3 of them my first SSB QSOs in 20 years of NEQP) and 48 multipliers. Results next April, if the pattern holds.
|2002||58||24||2784||5th New England, 1st Maine Single Op QRP|
|2003||43||21||1806||1st Maine Single Op QRP|
|2004||13||6||156||1st Maine Single Op QRP|
|2005||32||14||896||2nd Maine, 1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2006||37||17||1332||4th Maine, 1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2007||2||2||8||last New England, 1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2008||56||25||2800||1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2009||63||23||2898||1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2010||139||40||11,120||2nd Maine, 1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2012||129||37||9546||2nd New England, 1st Maine Single Op QRP|
|2013||51||20||2040||2nd Maine, 1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2014||73||28||4088||3rd Maine, 1st York County Single Op QRP|
|2015||6||6||72||Last QRP, Last Maine|
|2016||57||23||2622||3rd New England, 1st Maine Single Op QRP|
|2017||3||3||18||2nd to last, New England|
|2018||44||20||1760||1st Maine Single Op QRP (29/19/986?)|
|2019||728||1st Maine Single Op QRP (23/12/552?)|
|2020||114||41||9348||5th New England, 1st Maine Single Op QRP|
My 2010 and 2020 scores were both the median scores among the 11 QRP entries from New England.
Original page: June 10, 2006
Last check: May 3, 2021