The NAQCC Jan 2010 Challenge
Call Number High Low KD6SX 42 70 -8 KB3AAG 39 65 5 K3WWP 32 65 0 K1IEE 27 89 5 WY3H 15 83 19 KQ1P 9 65 23 N8XMS 9 62 10 NU7T 4 65 15 W4DUK 4 42 19 W2JEK 3 76 0Certificates go to:
KB3AAG - Fun as usual. I just got to work on this for nine afternoons, about four hours per day. So perhaps 36 hours or so. But one day I spent putting in a through the wall fan to blow some warm air from the pellet stove in the next room down the back of my neck. (A welcome improvement to the shack I might add!) I didnt include the one guy from Wisconsin that sent " Temp is BRRRR"! The average temp I got was 33.8 degrees! I suggest we try this again in July when the temps would feel better! We could call it "Franks Challange" as I found on the internet that the day I was born July 6th 1934 the temp in Waynesburg PA was 96 a record that still stands for the date! Frank
K3WWP - Almost all of the non-contest stations I worked this month gave me a temperature, however I didn't make all that many QSO's besides my daily 'streak' QSO. The temps I got ranged from 0 from KX0T in Iowa on the 7th to 65 from KE4RUN in NC on the 19. I agree with Frank's idea of a July Temperature challenge. All the slots are filled for 2010, so maybe Tom will consider that for July 2011. This was fun interspersed with working on the new FISTS Military Appreciation award and the continuing FISTS Area Code award. Our two clubs certainly provide some alternate entertainment on the ham bands, and some great ways to increase CW activity.
N8XMS - Most of my recreational time this month was spent working on my Elecraft K2 Christmas/Birthday gift. Besides our sprint I think that I only made 10 or 11 contacts all month. I collected 9 temperatures with a high of 62 and a low of 10.
KD6SX - My coldest temperature (minus 8F) was in Saskatchewan, Canada. The warmest (70F) was in Apache Junction, Arizona. Just before the deadline, I worked a UA0 station and was surprised that it was 4F there. I expected it to be colder there I guess. Most of my contacts were on 20 meters. Fun challenge.
K1IEE - Had a fun time. Most contacts gave a temp reading. The Heathkit HW-9 did very well with 4 watts output. My low was with K9JDC in Eagle WI. My Hi was with 6Y5JH in Port More St Catherine, Jamaica. This is my first NAQCC challenge.
W2JEK - not many temperatures as i am not much of a rag chewer. but it was a nice diversion from chasing dx and contesting. 72 and 73 don younger w2jek #1135
KQ1P - Better late than never. I had several QSO's where I got the general weather, but no temperature!
Here in the northeast January is an abominable month, to put it mildly. It's nice to hear of places that are warmer than we are to dream of being there, or to hear of places colder than we are and be glad we are not there. We want you to search out temperatures this month.
The first day of the month 0000Z through the last day of the month 2400Z
Mark down the temperature every time a station you work gives you one. At the end of the month, count how many temperatures you gathered. Also note both the highest and lowest temperature among those that you gathered. Convert all temperatures to Fahrenheit for easy comparison.
A certificate goes to the one gathering the most temperatures, to the one who gathered the highest temperature, and the one who gathered the lowest temperature.
PARTICIPATION AWARD AND WEB LISTING:
To get a Participation Point and to be listed in the results you must gather at least 3 temperatures during the month.
Include three items:
1. Total temperatures gathered.
2. Highest temperature gathered.
3. Lowest temperature gathered.
High and Low must be in Fahrenheit
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 January Challenge
John Shannon, K3WWP
478 E. High St.
Kittanning, PA 16201
All entries must be RECEIVED before the 10th of the following month at 2400Z.