The NAQCC Call Sign Construction Challenge
Call Call made Pts Calls used K3WWP K3WWP 5 KE3V N3IJR W1SRB W2JEK WA9TPZ 29 pts KB3LFC 4 KI8AF N4BP VE3HUR N4LK N4FI N3AQC W2LJ 4 W9NX W2SH N1LT AA3EJ K5DUZ 4 K8AZT AE5BH KD2MX NU4I WB8LZG KD2MX 4 K1EV AE4DT KC2EGL KA8MPT N0EAX AA4W 4 AA0RQ KB3AAG NQ4Q WU9F VA3RJ 4 K7ZYV AF4LQ KB3LFC N9KR KD2JC KD2MX KD2MX 5 KB3LFC AD5TC W2LJ KA8MPT W9NX 21 pts W2LJ 4 K3WWP KA2KGP WA5HDL AD8FJ AA4W 4 AJ4AY WA8REI K4BAI W8VE K5DUZ 4 KB9BVN KD5RSS WD9F VE3HUR K7ZYV VA3RJ 4 KL7V WA0ITP KE3V WA3FIR K7RMJ KC2EGL KC2EGL 5 K3WWP KD2JC KD2MU KE3V WB8LZG N4LK 9 pts W2LJ 4 W1SRB KC2LSD KB3LFC N3IJR VE3HUR K3WWP 4 KB9BVN K3WWP W9NX W0NTA N4BP 9 pts W2LJ 4 W9ILF KD2MX AF4LQ K7RMJ K4IR 1 KA8MPT K4CZ K4BAI N9KRSoapbox:
K3WWP - This was perhaps our most complicted challenge to date. As VE3HUR said, working the stations was easy, but arranging them took some time. However it really didn't take all that much time. To make all the officers' calls (except VA3RKM who is now an ex-officer) took only about 20 minutes with my Access log file, some SQL programming, and an Excel spreadsheet. Without those aids though, I'm sure it would take quite a bit longer. I used all but two of the members I worked during the month to make my calls.
KC2EGL - This was a fun challenge. It was more involed because you had to work some after you made all your QSO's. I am glad I thought of it. I had to use my one remaining brain cell. Hi-Hi!!! I had to choose between which 2 calls I would use for the second call. I decided to go with the officer's call since it was worth 3 more points than the other call I could have used. I hope this challenge becomes a annual event. 73 Mike
KD2MX - I probably could've constructed a few more calls but I had had enough fun manipulating letters
From Mike, KC2EGL, #1236 - Construct as many members' call signs using characters from QSO's worked during the month. The QSO's must be with other club members.
Jun 1, 2007 0000Z through Jun 30, 2007 2400Z
Make as many QSO's as required to construct call signs of members as in the following example:
A call sign may be constructed only once.
A call sign used in construction may be used only once.
Constructing your own call sign - 5 points.
Constructing officers' (KB3LFC, K3WWP, W2LJ, K5DUZ, VA3RKM, KD2MX, AA4W, VA3RJ) call signs - 4 points.
Constructing call signs of members within your own state - 3 points.
All other call signs - 1 point.
To construct the call sign KC2EGL you must have 6 QSO's, 1 character per call sign used.
KC2EGL would be K3WWP, KB3LFC, W2LJ, K2EKM, KA2KGP, and AF4LQ.
This would be worth one point if you reside outside of KC2EGL's state which is Pennsylvania. If you live in KC2EGL's state it would be 3 points.
Only one point level per call sign constructed.
A certificate goes to the three members scoring the most points. Also to the one not in the top three points who makes the most QSO's.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
You must make at least 1 qualifying call sign and report it to get a Participation Point and a web listing.
However you can get only 1 point this month even if you participate in both challenges.
For your report, list the call signs constructed with the call signs used to construct them along with the point value for each call sign and the total points. You may also include comments about the challenge.
Please preface any comments you want posted with "SOAPBOX:" so we will know what you want posted and what is private.
Send your results to:
You must type that address into your email program.
Subject must read: (your call) NAQCC (month) Challenge
For example: K3WWP NAQCC June Challenge
Tom Mitchell, KB3LFC
RD6 Box 122A
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries must be RECEIVED before July 10, 2007 at 2400Z.