The NAQCC Thanksgiving Turkey Challenge
Final Official Results:
Station: Words ALL 8 WORDS: N8XMS: TURKEY = K4TD, WA1UJU, WD9CIR, K9SD, VE1OP, W6YI CRANBERRY = K9CT, W3GRF, N8NA, NA4K, K9BGL, VE7CC, WR3Z, W4MR, NY3A PUMPKIN PIE = W6PH, VE5UF, K7MM, N4BP, K1GQ, N4IR, K5NA, NP3Z, N1LI, K0EU MAIZE = W8MJ, K5KA, K3WI, W5ZL, N6DE VENISON = K2VCO, K0DEQ, N6VR, WI9WI, W1SJ, WA6O, NN7ZZ PILGRIMS = K8PO, KI0F, W3WL, K4GMH, W7ZRC, K4BAI, KM1X, VA2SG MAYFLOWER = W4ARM, WA7LNW, VY2SS, WB4FDT, K7RL, N6RO, WC6H, KE1FO, K5TR PLYMOUTH ROCK = N5PO,K6LA,WY3A,K6ZM,N4OX,N2UT,KF6T,KH6LC,WP3R,N5OT, W7CT,W5KFT K2HPV: TURKEY - W0ETT, NE0U, NR5M, K5NZ, VE2CC, WW2Y CRANBERRY - VE2CC, NR5M, NF4A, K5NZ, K0HB, VE2CC, KC5R, KC5R, WW2Y PUMPKINPIE - K4QPL, NE0U, NR5M, K4QPL, K5NZ, N1LI, K5NZ, K4PV, N1LI, NE8J MAIZE - NR5M, NF4A, WB8JUI, K5NZ, NE8J VENISON - VE2CC, W0ETT, NF4A, WB8JUI, W5ASP, VE1OP, NF4A PILGRIMS - K4PV, N7IR, WQ5L, K5KG, K5RX, N7IR, W4MR, W5ASP MAYFLOWER - W4MR, K5NA, W6YX, NF4A, WQ5L, VE1OP, WQ5L, W0ETT, K5RX PLYMOUTHROCK - VE1OP,K6LL,W6YX,NO3M,KO7AA,N0UR,W0ETT,K0HC,N0UR,KO7AA, VE2CC, K0HC K3WWP: TURKEY- K2JT,N1LU,W4UOR,K2JT,KE3CR,K3VYL CRANBERRY- KE3CR,W4UOR,WA2MDF,N1LU,WB2RFB,KE3CR,WB2RFB,WB2RFB,K3VYL PUMPKINPIE- K2PQI,N1LU,WA2MDF,K2PQI,K2JT,WA9KPI,N1LU,KC8ZWP,WA9KPI,WA8REI MAIZE- WA2MDF,WA2MDF,K2PQI,KC8ZWP,WA8REI VENISON- WA2VMO,VE6ECD,N9SKN,K2PQI,N9SKN,W4UOR,N9SKN PILGRIMS- KC8ZWP,WA8REI,N1LU,K1GDH,KE3CR,WA8REI,KC8MFF,N9SKN MAYFLOWER- KC8MFF,WA2VMO,W2YYS,KC8MFF,N1LU,W4UOR,W4UOR,VE6ECD,KE3CR PLYMOUTHROCK- WA9KPI,K3VYL,W2YYS,WA2VMO,WA2VMO,W4UOR,K2JT,K1GDH,WA8REI, WA2VMO,KE3CR,N9SKN W2JEK: turkey--k6ta, wx6u, w4rx, w4kaz, n6ee, kt3y cranberry--n2cu, k6rb, n0av, k5ntt, wx0b, w8ear, k7rl, w4rm, k6yt pumpkin pie---n4pd,n3um,w1md, k0pfx, kg4w, w0iaf, k9nw, w3pd, k0id, w2eq maize--w5mx, w5au, w6yi, k1zz, w0ej venison--k1gvq, w8met, k1nu, k4bai, n8ss, ko7x, k5na pilgrims--n6tp, w4bxi, k1lt, k1gq, k5tr, n4fi, k9mug, w4hsa mayflower--n5rm, n5aw, vy2zm, n4fx, k8lj, w8ago, nn3w, ne9u, w3crz plymouthrock-n1wpu,ww2l,vy2ss,w2mn,w4axo,k8nu,k4td,w2sh,w8rew,k9fo,n7cw,k5wa WA7HDI: TURKEY = K5RT, K0LUW, AB0SR, KZ8G,XE1ELA, KB7DY CRANBERRY = KC5TYC,AB0SR,AB0SR,N7OC,KJ6EB,VE7FPM,AB0SR,K6RF,KC5TYC PUMPKIN PIE=KA7SPS,K0LUW,W2MJ,KA7SPS,KD5VGJ,WI0S,W4KRN,PC0TTP,N1UIY,K5EWJ MAIZE = VE7FPM, AB0SR, N1UIY, KZ8G, K0BE VENISON = KD5VGJ, KJ6EB, N7OC, WI0S, AB0SR, N7OC, W4KRN PILGRIMS = KC0TTP, N40I, K0LUW, KD5VGJ, K6RF, N4OI, VE7FPM, AB0SR MAYFLOWER = W2MJ, KA7SPS, KC5TYC, K6RF, K0LUW, N7OC, K0LUW, K5EWJ, K6RF PLYMOUTH ROCK=VE7FPM,AF5L,KB7DY,WB0RMK,WB0BRO,K0LUW,KC5TYC,K7UQH,W4KRN, WB0BRO,KC5TYC,KD5VGJ K4PBY: TURKEY: K4FT,K1PUB,W2RC,K4Y,KC0IEM,K4Y CRANBERRY: KC0IEM,VC2ARAM,AE8M,K2SHN,K1PUB,AE8M,WP3R,WP3R,K4Y MAIZE: VC2ARAM,AC8M,K8IJ,KD8GZ,AE8M PUMPKIN PIE: K2PAY,K1PUB,AE8M,K1PUB,K4Y,KK0I,K2SHN,K2PAY,WA1VIL,W7GVE VENISON: W7GVE,WA9VEE,KN7T,KC0IEM,K2SHN,K9FO,KN7T PILGRIMS: W8GRP,KK0I,WA1VIL,KD8GZ,WA1AR,K8IJ,AE8M,K2SHN MAYFLOWER: WB3DOM,K2PAY,K2PAY,K4FT,W0LK,K4OSO,K4WW,W7GVE,WA1AR PLYMOUTHROCK: W8GRP,W0LK,CO8LY,WB3DOM,K4OSO,K0LUW,K4FT,K2SHN,W2RC,K9FO, KC0IEM,W0LK FEWER THAN ALL 8 WORDS: N1LU: TURKEY TA3D K0LUW K5RO KA7PS W9WE N8ZYA CRANBERRY G4HMC K5RO W4FOA N7BO N7BO W9WE K2RFP K2RFP N8ZYA MAIZE G4HMC W4FOA KK4IP W4UCZ W4SEC VENSION VE3PN W4SEC N7BO KK4IP KA7SPS W4FOA N8ZYA PILGRIMS KA4SPS K4BAI K0LUW G4HMC W4KRN K4BAI G4HMC KA7SRS MAYFLOWER AA8MI TA3D KB4ANY W4FOA K0LUW W4FOA W4FOA AA3EJ W4KRN PLYMOUTH ROCK KA7PS K5LN KB4ANY AA8MI N7BO K0LUW TA3D G4HMC K3LR N7BO G4HMC KA7PS VE3HUR: TURKEY - w5ta, w6pu, k4lr, kg1w, w4sec, co8ly PUMPKIN PIE - n4bp, w6pu, nr5m, kg1w, n4fi, n4bp n4bp, n4fi, w4sec PLYMOUTH ROCK - p48y, co8ly, co8ly, nr5m, co2jd, n4uu, w5ta, kh7x k3lr, co2jd, w4sec, k5gq N9AKF: TURKEY: K9DTH, N4UEB, KC0RSX, W1IK, N1GKE, N9KKY CRANBERRY:AB9CA,KC0RSX,AC2C,N9HAL,WB2KKI,AB9EI,AB0SR,AB0SR,N9KKY PUMPKIN PIE:no P,N4UEB,K9MMS,no P,KG1W,AB9EI,WN4N,no P,K8IJ,N4UEB MAIZE: K9MMS, AI2T, AB9EI, N2JNZ, N4UEB VENISON: F5NTV, WD9DWE, K2MEN, K8IJ, K2SHN, AA1LO, N4FI PILGRIMS: no P, K4BAI, N9OL, K4GZB, WA2WMR, K4BAI, WA2WMR, K2SQS MAYFLOWER: WA2WMR, K6BFA, KC2KY, WITF, KA0LL, AA1LO, W9WE, W2JEK, WA2WMR PLYMOUTH ROCK:no P,KL7GLL,KC2KY,KD2MX,AK7O,N1WPU,K2JT,W2SH,N1URA,AK7O, K0DCX, KB4QQJSoapbox:
N8XMS - I decided to see if I could complete the November challenge without repeating any callsigns, and by only using contacts made during ARRL CW Sweepstakes. Not only was it possible, but I think that I could have done it with two or three completely different lists of calls. I also picked up about six more calls for the "Suffix words" award that I recently started to work on. It was a very productive weekend of hamming!
K2HPV - Like many others, I'm sure, I used the ARRL CW Sweepstakes to finish this challenge. It was fun and I always enjoy operating the Sweepstakes as QRP. Usually win first place for SNJ (very few if any enter as QRP from SNJ).
K3WWP - In a neverending endeavor to make our challenges a bit more challenging, I decided to only use letters from stations who answered my CQ's or tailended me, and NO contest QSO's. I also tried to use as few stations as possible, but stopped when I narrowed it down to 17. I probably could juggle some more and drop it lower, but (fill in an excuse for me). HI It turned out to be fairly easy to do it that way, so I'll have to find something even more challenging for our next alphabet challenge.
W2JEK - used one letter per callsign. calls were from arrl sweepstakes, cq-we and lz dx contests and naqcc sprint in 66 qso's, happy thanksgiving to all. 72 and 73 don younger #1135
N1LU - I slacked off this month. It took me until the next to the last day of the month to get all the letters (for 7 of the 8 words). Did the NAQCC and SKCC sprints with similar bad conditions. Fun as usual - alphabet challenges are my favorite so far.
N9AKF - I completed all of the words except for those which had the letter P in them. I heard a few calls during the month that included the letter P, but just couldn't manage to contact any of them. As a result, my Plymouth Pilgrims had no PumPkin Pie this year. Maybe next year. I had fun as always with this word challenge, and enjoyed each contact that I made. See you all next month. Bart, nr 1252
Wow, the NAQCC is old enough now to have a FIFTH running of an annual challenge. This was our second ever challenge back in 2004 although it was called an event back then, not a challenge. We felt that challenge was a more appropriate name for these monthly events and switched names early in 2005.
Those of you familiar with our alphabet type challenges will know the concept. An alphabet challenge involves making words from letters in the calls of stations worked. For example if you work K3WWP, N2OO, WA8REI, and DK5WW, you've made the words "WORD", "PORK" and others I won't list here. We give you a list of words to be made dealing with a topic related to the month. Hence for November it's Thanksgiving words.
Here's what one member says so accurately about our alphabet type challenges and it actually applies to our other challenges as well, "I find the word challenges to be my favorite because you have to put some serious logging type skills to use with your on air operating. I think the combination of on air operating, logging, and arranging of words makes for a more realistic operating experience. It makes for a more rounded radio operator." - Mike KC2EGL
If you're looking for an easy way to keep track of an alphabet challenge, here is a tutorial that will make it very simple for you.
Nov 1, 2008 0000Z through Nov 30, 2008 2400Z
You must use QRP and the other station can be using any power. You can use any antenna you want.
Make as many words as you can from this list of Thanksgiving related words.
For reference, the following 22 letters are contained somewhere in the words:
A B C E F G H I K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z
You can use a letter in a call TWICE. For example, N3AQC's N could be used in VENISON and PUMPKIN PIE.
If a call has two or more of the same letters, only one may be used. For example, only one of the three E's in K3EEE could be used for two E's in the words (for example MAIZE and TURKEY). You can't use the two extra E's for anything.
Subsequent QSO's with the same station cannot be used for additional letters. For example, no matter how many times you work K3WWP, you can only get two K's from his call.
A certificate goes to everyone who makes ALL the words. A 9X12 SASE ($1.00 postage) appreciated, but not necessary.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
Anyone submitting a report gets a Participation Point and a web listing, even if you make only 1 word.
For your report, just list the words you made and the stations used for each word as in:
WORD - K3WWP, N2OO, WA8REI, DK5WW
Please preface any soapbox comments 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 in my case: K3WWP NAQCC November Challenge
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries for the challenge must be RECEIVED before December 10, 2008 at 2400Z.