1st Place - NK9G
2nd Place - AB9CA
3rd Place - N3AQC
4th Place - NN9K
5th Place - N5GW
And special congratulations to all of you who participated and hopefully had a fun day spending some time with your QRP gear in the great outdoors.
This year we have two pages of soapbox comments.
Out of the 175 people who signed up for a Skeeter number 79 Skeeters sent in logs - so we had a 45% participation rate by Skeeters. There were seven non-Skeeters who turned in logs, so overall, we had an overall 47% participation rate. Not bad, not bad at all.
This year I added a new "award", or mention for special merit..
This will be awarded at the contest manager's discretion for "going above and beyond". This year the very first Gold Star went to KC0ZCX, for making his first CW contacts during the Skeeter Hunt. Making your first CW contact is nerve-wracking enough - but to do it during a QRP Sprint is just phenomenal! My hat is off to you, Eddie - you are a braver man than me!
Another Gold Star went to N0SS, the Mid-Mo Amateur Radio Club. By themselves, N0SS had a less than stellar day. But they sent 11 members from their club out to the field. A lot deployed with home brewed gear and a lot of them had limited CW experience. N0SS gets a Gold Star for exemplary Elmering. Way to go, guys!
Again, I hope you all had a great time and I hope you enjoy the soapbox pages.
The scoreboard can be found here.
Soapbox Page 1 is here.
Soapbox Page 2 is here.
And I fervently hope that you'll all come back for the 2019 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!